Holiday Gift Guide for the Modern Home Decor Lover - Under $50

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to hunt for gifts for friends, family, and for all of those gracious party hosts. :) This year, I’ve got two gift guides coming atcha! Today, it’s all about ideas for the home decor lover in your life - particularly the one who loves modern decor. You’ll see modern farmhouse, boho modern, and mid-century styles reflected in the list below - y’all know I love to mix and match styles!

So scroll on down and see what I’ve rounded up. I added a little bit of color commentary about each item so you’ll have a better sense of what you’re looking at, and you can click the links to shop. These pieces of decor are from a variety of places: from Etsy shops to your mainstream retailers like West Elm, so be sure to click around. This list is a great starting point, but if you don’t see the perfect gift in the roundup itself, use it as a starting point and head over to the shop to see tons of additional options that are along the same lines! There are also some options here that will ship quickly (and often for free!), so if you’re looking for something last-minute, you’ll be good to go.

Gift Guide for the Modern Home Decor Lover

Need some gift ideas for the home decor lover in your life? I’ve got you covered! This round up is for the folks whose style falls into that modern or modern boho category - and everything is under $50! \\ #holidaygiftguide #moderngiftguide

Red and white grid throw blanket*: It’s pretty hard to go wrong with gifting a throw blanket, especially this time of year. This one feels seasonally appropriate with its soft, furry underside and red grid pattern, but it can definitely stay out all year long.

Wood bead garland with tassels: These beads are a perfect styling accessory that goes with anything. Place them in a bowl on a shelf, drape them over a bed spindle, or tie them around a simple lamp. There are so many possibilities! I really like the whimsical tassels on the ends too.

Ocean Landscape art print: An 8x10 or 11x14 print from Minted both come in under $50, and you can pick up an inexpensive brass frame from Target for $20-30 so that it’s ready to hang. Art is obviously very taste-specific, but if you know the person well, it can be an extremely thoughtful gift!

Marble decorative box: This put-it-anywhere round container would sit pretty on a dresser or as a decorative object on a shelf. You could store anything from jewelry to bobby pins to matches - anything little that needs a spot to live!

Gold acorn bookends: Bookends might be a super practical gift, but they don’t have to be boring. Interesting shapes and colors can add a fun element to those bookshelves - the resident books will thank you.

Spotted planter + tray set: Bonus points if you add a plant! Choose something that’s easy to maintain (include care instructions if you can) so that the recipient doesn’t feel like they have one more thing to add to their to-do list. A Christmas cactus or snake plant both fall into that category.

Silver smoke glass candlesticks (set of 3): The unique shape of these candles caught my eye and they look so good as a set of three. I also liked the unique silvery smoky finish - they almost look black from certain angles. They’re perfect for a mantle (during the holidays and beyond!) or grouped on a shelf. You could also pick up two or three sets to use as a dramatic centerpiece on a long dining table.

Canvas wine tote with leather handle: Taking wine as a hostess gift? Bring the gift up a notch with a reusable canvas tote bag. Tie a piece of ribbon on it with a simple card and you’ll be set.

Voluspa candle: I’m a huge fan of this candle brand - their scents lovely and the container options are stellar. My favorite scent is the Mokara (it’s a light floral), but I’ve probably smelled just about all of them and it’s hard to go wrong!

Gold antler decorative object: This one’s for the person who’s constantly rearranging their bookshelves or restyling their mantle. Decorative, sculptural objects always come in handy for that, so giving them something new to incorporate will be a happy thing to receive.

Modern floral bowls: Anthropologie always hits it out of the park when it comes to fun plates, cups, and bowls, and these are no exception. If your recipient has open shelving to display these on, even better! They’ll be a perfect colorful touch.

Marble and acacia wood cutting board: This cutting board is as pretty to look at as it is handy! You can prop it up against the backsplash in the kitchen as a decorative element when it’s not being used.

Homebody by Joanna Gaines: This is the first of two books on my list this year. I’m a fan of the Gaines fam and can’t wait to pore over the modern farmhouse eye candy in this book. I subscribe to her magazine, Magnolia Journal, and absolutely love it, so I’d imagine this has a similar feel. Gifting that mag is a good gift idea as well!

Cozy Minimalist by Myquillyn Smith: And this is the second book on my list! I adored Myquillyn’s first book, The Nesting Place, and have heard rave reviews about Cozy Minimalist. That pretty much describes my decorating style to a T, so I’m excited to read it. If you’ve got folks in your life that fall into that category, this book would probably be a welcome addition to their bookshelf!

Hey y’all doormat: A doormat can you like your home’s first impression - so make it a good one. “Y’all” is a part of my everyday vocabulary, so this one definitely speaks to me! This Etsy shop has all kinds of cute gifts with this same kind of scripty lettering too though, so if this one isn’t up your alley, I’ll bet they have one that is.

Textured woven wall hanging: This one’s for all of the modern boho lovers in your life. Woven wall hangings are a great alternatives to art and they’re not quite as taste-specific as a painting or print might be. I love the muted colors and different textures this one has.


You can also use the widget below to shop - just hover over the item and click the black and white box that pops up! If you’re on a feed reader or getting this in your inbox, you’ll need to click over to the full post to use it.

*This post contains affiliate links, which means Mix & Match Design Company earns a small commission at no cost to you.


Get on the list! Enter your email address to subscribe to the Mix & Match Blog and Newsletter:

* indicates required