The holidays are just around the corner. If you haven’t already purchased your gifts during the Black Friday Sales, you’re really cutting it close! Buying gifts for the workaholic in your life isn’t easy, especially when they’re in the decorating business and the words “form AND function” are music to their ears. With the pressure mounting and the biggest sale days of the year already behind us, some people might start stressing out. Don’t worry though, we know the burden of rushing to find the perfect gift, so let us do the legwork for you. We’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for home designers—they’ll be pleasantly surprised at how many of these perfect marry function and aesthetics!

Design Book – Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves

Authored by Emily Henderson, this book is one of the cheaper ones on the market, but it certainly isn’t inferior when it comes to delivering creative interior decorating inspiration. While the layman would likely see this as nothing more than a coffee table book, the home designer can get great use out of this as a source of professional inspiration.

Essential Oil Diffuser: Vitruvi.com / Amazon

The Vitruvi diffusers combine perfect of form and function. It diffuses essential oils into the air via ultrasonic technology to preserve the integrity of the oils (as opposed to heating). For the home designer who often overworks themselves and has trouble finding time to relax, they can slowly ease into relaxation without even having to try! To top it all off, the smooth porcelain cover on the diffuser is the epitome of Scandinavian minimalism—it’s enough to make us swoon!

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Coffee Maker – Nespresso

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the busy designer is probably a coffee-holic. Having a nice coffee maker is not always something we can all afford, but there is a way to achieve fantastic-quality drinks without having to shell out $5/day for a latte (it really adds up!). Nespresso’s luxurious coffee makers are a treat for sure, but with their sustainability vision, it’s hard to say no to these sleek and sophisticated machines.

Plants – Flower Subscription: Enjoy Flowers

Subscription boxes are incredibly popular right now and it’s not hard to see why—who doesn’t like having a mysterious box arrive each month full of surprises? Don’t worry, you don’t have to commit to buying flowers for a whole year—they have month-to-month, 3 month prepay, and 6 month pre-pay options, too! This gift is perfect for brightening up a home office. Who knows? Maybe the giftee will be inspired to start incorporating more green decorating into their services!

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Power Bank – Anker PowerCore 13000

Decorators are on their phones all day scheduling meetings, making calls, and conducting on-the-go research, but they may not always be next to an electrical outlet when their battery goes kaput. Introducing the power bank! Anker’s ultra portable power bank can charge a standard smart phone 3-5 times. The advantage this particular model has over its competitors is its lightweight and small size that’s perfect for tossing into a purse or bag when running out the door.

Watch – MVMT

They’ll never ask anyone watch time it is after receiving this gift! These stylish watches are perfect for the home designer who’s always running late. Just because we always have our phones with us does not mean that watches are obsolete—how else can you give the gift of time? The company offers bracelets, sunglasses, and additional watch straps to customize and complete any look. To top it all off, their policies on shipping, returns, and warranty definitely tip the scales in their favor over other companies in the market.

Think app-gifting is more your style? Here’s our list of the 11 essential apps for design professionals!

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