16 Standout Gifts for the Maximalist in Your Life

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Maximalism is all about showing off your personality through the lens of your home by combining colors, patterns, prints, and textures in a way that is trendy and not cluttered. While a room may appear to be filled with mismatched furniture and decor items, this kind of styling lends itself to the eclectic vibe that is maximalism.

If you're shopping for a friend who loves a more-is-more aesthetic, we've rounded up 17 perfect gifts to help them achieve and curate a maximalist look right in time for the holidays.

1. Urban Outfitters Rattan Eye Wall Mirror, $49

Whether it's used as a focal piece in a bedroom or entryway or as part of a gallery wall, this unique rattan mirror adds a bohemian touch to any maximalist's space.

2. West Elm Reflecting Curves Pillow Cover, $19.99

A vibrant, textured pillow makes for a thoughtful gift — plop this fun one on the couch, bed, or in a reading nook chair.

3. Ban.do Reversible Vase, $55

This multi-colored, two-in-one vase is great for showcasing their favorite blooms or branches, and is actually reversible, so your friend can change it up depending on the stem size.

4. Jonathan Adler Lips Trinket Tray, $98

Sexy yet saucy, this bold tray is perfect for holding jewelry or small personal items on your loved one's vanity, nightstand, or bathroom counter.

  1. Emu Australia Mayberry Slippers, $59.95

Made of 100% real Australian sheepskin, these fluffy slide slippers are just the right amount of lux and over-the-top. Pick from 13 different shades, including some unexpected colors like teal and bubblegum pink.

6. Anna Karlin Handblown Decanter, $175

The hefty gold stopper and striking silhouette of this handblown glass decanter make for a show-stopping topper on any bar cart — and it pairs nicely with any glassware currently in their rotation.

7. Anthropologie Dalia Faux Fur Throw Blanket, $89.60

A true maximalist always ensures his or home features layers, meaning a couch or accent chair is never left bare. This faux fur leopard print blanket brings an element of luxury and exoticism while still being cozy and functional.

8. Haws Plant Mister, $28

This solid copper indoor plant mister makes watering air plants and small succulents a cinch. Plus, it's pretty enough to display on a shelf or table as decor.

9. Opalhouse Decorative Pop Up Belly Basket, 19.99

Maximalism is all about implementing color and texture into a space, which makes this dip-dyed belly basket an excellent find. They can fill it with extra blankets or pillows, or use it as a planter for their fiddle-leaf fig tree.

10. Bloomsbury Market Chanler White/Black Zebra Area Rug, $159.99

Looking for a big-ticket item for your favorite maximalist, but don't want to break the bank? Go with this wild zebra printed faux cowhide rug, which will anchor their living or dining room and coordinate equally well with bright colored furniture and pillows.

11. Urban Outfitters Chloe Glass Candle, $18

Nothing says maximalism more than embossed glass — unless it also comes with a whimsical tassel, like this stunning candle. Choose from three fresh scents: Juniper Pine, Spiced Chai, or Ylang-Ylang (think: features notes of gardenia, ylang-ylang, and oakmoss).

12. Drew Barrymore Flower Antique Brass Retro Table Light, $68

Drew Barrymore's Flower Home collection is the definition of maximalism on a budget, and this retro, mushroom-esque lamp doesn't disappoint. The dome-shaped shade and glamorous metallic finish make it truly standout, even when placed against an intricate patterned wallpaper.

13. Anthropologie Lete Titania Dessert Plate, $16

Maximalist dishware should blur the lines between function and art, and these dessert plates from Anthropologie hit the mark. The full-on painted scenes of parrots, tigers, and lemurs brings a bit of whimsy to their tablescape.

  1. West Elm Lush Velvet Pillow Cover, $29

If your maximalist BFF has a new velvet headband on each time you see her, give her home the same treatment with these fun velvet pillowcases.

15. Jonathan Adler I-Scream Match Strike, $42

Not only is this adorable match holder shaped like an ice cream cone, but it also doubles as a strike, thanks to the frictional base that ignites matches. Your maximalist friend can set it on a fireplace mantle or in a bathroom for guests to use.

16. Verloop Metallic Stacked Tassel Charm, $28

They'll never have trouble fishing their house keys out of their purse or backpack again with this oversized metallic tasseled keychain. Stocking stuffer, anyone?


Susan Brickell is a New York-based writer and editor obsessed with cozy jungalow spaces, chic athleisure, and the newest skincare trends.

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