20 Thoughtful and Stylish Gifts for Interior Designers

December 22, 2023

Discover 20 modern and timeless gifts for interior designers that will leave a lasting impression.

The best gifts for interior designers should be unique and memorable while delivering a wealth of professional style. Ultimately, these gifts will serve as a meaningful expression of appreciation, and when approached with genuine sincerity, they contribute significantly to building and nurturing relationships. So when it comes to custom gift ideas for interior designers, make sure your company is represented with professional products with quality personalization.  

‍20 Best Gifts for Your Interior Design Teams

Ready to delight the individuals who have built a career on creating beautiful spaces for you and your company? Check out our curated collection of quality gifts that are every bit as practical as they are stylish.  

1. Modern Vases

Vases make for a sleek and savvy gift, adding a touch of timeless elegance to any space. Plus, with modern vases like these, your recipient can update the florals for a show stopping style that transcends seasons. 

Shown: Ikebana Vase

2. Custom Drinkware

Smooth and minimalistic, this lightweight, compact water bottle offers glass-like transparency. PlusDesigned with copolyester material, your recipient will enjoy a durable, scratch resistant water tumbler that’s perfect for staying hydrated every day. 

Shown: Kinto Amber Bottle

3. Soft Textiles 

With a lightweight and cozy, all-season Turkish crinkled cotton blanket, you can invest in gifts for decorators that they can appreciate all-year long. Talk to your Gemnote rep for easy ways to customize with embroidery or stylish labels.  

Shown: Turkish Crinkled Cotton Throw Blanket with Fringe

4. Logo Towels 

Who doesn’t love an oversized towel that’s designed for long-lasting quality? Custom towels make excellent gift ideas for interior designers and are perfect keeping your company logo in sight. 

Photo courtesy of A24 Films. Show; A24 Widescreen Beach Towel

5. Go Anywhere Tote

The best gifts for interior designers are functional enough to help them on the clock, yet stylish enough to transition to the weekends. Thankfully, a go-anywhere heavyweight tote checks all the boxes. 

Shown: Baggu Small Heavyweight Canvas Tote

6. Toast-Worthy Glasses

Who doesn’t love a great toast? For interior designer gifts that offer functional style, they’ll love raising a glass with these custom styles. Talk to your Gemnote rep for personalization ideas like glass etching and special packaging. 

Shown: Custom Glass Cups

7. Stunning Napkin Set

As any design enthusiast will tell you, the right neutrals are anything but boring. Case in point, these warm burlap with white trimming and just a hint of gold sparkle. 

Shown: Cabana Burlap Napkins

8. Soy Wax Candle

Not all candles are created equally. Whether you’re on the hunt for gifts for aspiring interior designers or industry experts, choose Phthalate-free custom candles like these that are formulated with 100% USA Grown Soy Wax. Featuring cotton wicks with no lead cores they offer safer, cleaner burning.

Shown: Desert Kush Candle 

9. Reusable Bag 

When it comes to sustainability and reducing waste, a reusable bag always comes in handy. Not only do they help keep plastic bags out of the ocean and landfills, but your recipient will love a custom Baggu standard size bag that can hold up to 50-pounds yet easily fold up easily into a pouch. 

Shown: Standard Baggu Reusable Bag 

10. Modern Beanie 

Featuring 100% Merino wool, this unisex beanie fights the cold while offering a minimalistic style that’s perfect for customizing. Talk to your Gemnote rep for ways you can add your company’s logo. 

Shown: Escuyer Ribbed Merino Beanie

11. Cocktail Set 

When it comes to gifts of luxe proportions, just think cocktail hour! As gifts for aspiring interior designers, it’s a thoughtful gift they can use for years and years to come. 

Shown: Elegant Glass & Gold Ice Bucket and Fluted Glass Cocktail Shaker with Polished Gold Strainer Lid 

12. Edgy Dinnerware

For unforgettable gifts for decorators, don’t overlook the tried and true basics like this elegant dinnerware. Featuring an elegant Japanese style of high quality stoneware, it’s the perfect addition to any table settings. 

Shown: Gohobi Handmade Metallic Glaze Ceramic Plates 

13. Custom Cashmere Socks

Some gifts are elegant and refined, while others boast practicality. With cashmere socks, you get both in an easy to please style that will soon be their favorite. Plus, they’re perfect for monogramming or customizing as swag gifts

Shown: Escuyer Cashmere Socks

14. Custom Nalgene Water Bottle 

Not just a top giveaway for employee merch stores and tradeshows, a go-anywhere sporty water bottle, like this one from Nalgene is ideal for work, home and travel!

Shown: Nalgene Bottle

15. Name Brand Customized Vest 

When thinking of gifts for decorators and interior designers, don’t skip over the obvious options like quality apparel. While home goods are always nice to have, so is seasonal custom outerwear that you can customize for your company. Talk to your Gemnote rep for more name brand options like this one from The North Face. 

Shown: The North Face® ThermoBall™ Trekker Vest

16. Contemporary Kettle 

When it comes to interior design gifts, a modern kettle with smooth lines and a striking silhouette is every bit as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. Kind of like this matte black modern style kettle from Fellow.     

Shown: Fellow Clyde Stovetop Tea Kettle

17. Quality Coasters 

Who wouldn’t appreciate an eye pleasing coaster? Remember, when it comes to the best gifts for interior decorators, products that boast both quality and function are worth their weight in spades! Coasters boast all of these features and then some! Plus, they’re ideal for companies on a budget who are looking for a high quality custom gift for interior designer that’s functional, stylish, and affordable.  

Shown: Kiwano Concept Travertine Square Coasters

18. Customizable Accessory Tray

Whether for jewelry, trinkets, spare change, and more, a stylish tray valet is perfect for helping your favorite designer keep things neat and tidy. Talk to your Gemnote rep for more options on custom jewelry boxes, catch-alls, and even valet trays that offer charging capabilities for your favorite tech lovers.   

Shown: Viridi Checkered Travertine and Green Onyx Catchall


19. High End Diffuser

When it comes to diffusers that can stand the test of time, Vitruvi is one of the best—and it’s perfect for customizing! In fact the Vitruvi ceramic Stone diffuser was even voted the #1 diffuser for 2023 by Wirecutter. If you’re looking for the best gifts for interior designers, add in essential oils and you have a gift that delivers instant applause! 

Shown: Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

20. Custom Carry On Bag

Interior decorators are notorious for carrying a host of items from rug samples and paint swatches to design sketches, laptops, portfolios, and more. If you’re looking for gifts for interior decorators that really goes the distance, you can’t go wrong with a custom carry-on bag like this one from Baggu that offers a fun puffy style that’s brilliant for everyday use.  Just don’t forget to order extra custom bags for your employees, since they’ll definitely want one for their collection as well. 

Shown: Baggu Cloud Carry On Bag

5 Tips For Unforgettable Gifts

For the best in gifts for decorators as well as gifts for interior designers keep the following tips in mind. 

  1. Keep it modern. Interior design gifts with clean lines and minimal patterns will blend in easier to any decor taste. So when it comes to custom gift ideas for decorators—or anyone really, think modern and timeless!
  2. Keep it functional. Downsizing is not just a trend, it’s a way of life. When you give a gift that’s functional, you’re choosing sustainability which is good for the earth and a good representation of your company. Plus, it’s less likely to be forgotten on a shelf collecting dust or even given away.  
  3. Keep it neutral. While neons, hot hues, and expressive brights might demand our attention, choosing more natural hues will fit in more seamlessly and allow your recipient to accessorize in a way that suits their taste. Not to mention, the gift can continue to evolve no matter how many times their taste (or the color of the year) may change.  Plus, designers are experts in adding pops of color, so let them choose their favorite, while you provide an excellent product that stands the test of time.
  4. Keep it unique. You know the saying, don’t reinvent the wheel? Well, you don’t have to score a gift straight from Shark Tank to invest in something unique. From mugs, kettles, drink and cocktail ware to other home goods and even custom apparel—you can relax, knowing it’s all been done before. When it comes to unique items, it’s about finding stellar products by brands that are known for their quality which in today’s world is not always easy to find. 
  1. Keep quality in mind. It may be the thought that counts, but as you are probably aware, it’s the quality that lasts. This will also go a long way in sharing gift ideas that go a long way in making your recipient feel special and appreciated. Plus, they will also reflect positively on your company, which is a must when it comes to customization. 

For companies looking for unique items that can be personalized for heartfelt gifting, you’re in the right place! Connect with a Gemnote representative today to explore more gift collections that can be customized to align with your company or industry, design preferences, and best of all, your budget. Or, for more suggestions and inspiration, check out the Gemnote Lookbook that is chock-full of ideas that make excellent gifts for interior designers. 

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