14 Fabulous Furniture Gift Ideas for When a Candle Just Won't Cut It

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Sure, a sun-shaped headboard would be difficult to wrap, and yes, a mirrored vanity probably will hog up all the space beneath the Christmas tree — the gift of furniture isn't necessarily the easiest to deliver, but it's always a winner to receive. Whether you're shopping for your live-in S.O. or your favorite person in the world just moved into a new place, here are 14 furniture gifts ideas they'll love.

1. Urban Outfitters Mirrored Cube Side Table, $189

Such a glamorous statement piece.

2. Drew Barrymore Flower Home Hexagon Bookshelf, $179

We love how the stacked hexagons — so special! — are broken up into different sized shelves, maximizing space.

3. Jungalow Velvet Fringed Pouf, $159

This fringed pouf is versatile enough to use as a stool, side table or plant stand — and the electric blue hue is so on-trend right now.

4. West Elm Murray Drink Table, $79.20

Because who wouldn't want their own personal cocktail table?

5. Urban Outfitters Charlette Vanity, $199

Vanity tables usually fall into two categories: childish and old-fashioned or over-the-top gaudy. This sleek, understated vanity is a rare exception — it could even be used as an entryway console!

6. World Market Rashida Secretary Desk, $119.99

The perfect gift for a writer or someone who works from home, this compact secretary folds open into a desk and has deep compartments for hiding electronics.

7. Hunker Made Rui Side Table, $179

Hunker Made's Rui side table can also be used as a stool or nightstand or grouped together for a larger, dynamic surface area. Plus, the simplicity of its design meshes with a variety of aesthetics.

8. Threshold Metal, Wood, & Leather Bar Cart, $142.49

With its shiny gold frame, warm wood shelves, and leather handle, this bar cart looks luxe, but the cost is a steal.

9. PB Teen Vegan Leather Modern Lounger, $172

Made of soft brown vegan leather and designed to have a more structured seat, PB Teen's Modern Lounger is definitely the most grown-up bean bag chair we've ever seen.

10. Anthropologie Peri Rattan Chair, $98

With its charcoal black finish, Anthropologie's rattan chair is more modern than boho.

11. Project 62 Copan Mid-Century Bench, $132.99

An upholstered bench is a slam-dunk furniture gift because it can always be put to good use as a coffee table, extra seating, in an entryway, or at the end of the bed.

12. Belham Living Lemore Accent Chair, $249

The low arms and wide seat make this a chair to curl up in. Plus, that deep red velvet is to die for!

13. Urban Outfitters Deco Sun Headboard, $279

This gift guide was going to be limited to under $250 ... but then we glimpsed this stunning deco sun headboard and expanded the range, hoping Santa would catch the hint.

14. West Elm Isla Charging Side Table, $179.99

Thanks to its built-in charging station with multiple power outlets and USB sockets, West Elm's Isla side-table makes it easy to never get up off the couch.


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