Mirroring the home decor tones, 2021 gift trends are going to be rattan, living walls, plants. Out with items that are grey, and hello strong racing greens, mustards and rich blues.
Interestingly, even though we're heading for a retro new minimalism style in 2021 which will have fully evolved by 2022, in gifts consumers are looking for everything that is unique and personal. The added touch of something they receive that not everyone has. A talking piece one could say.
Back to nature
Quite clearly, from the other articles, we can see the strong buying need for sustainable and organic items for the home. Therefore as mentioned rattan and wicker details will be a big player for 2021, alongside retro-styled items. Sustainable home fabrics, natural or recycled will be the main feature.
Kitchen tiles and the like
The 1950s and 1960s furniture and the era’s bold geometric prints are a memory of 2020. To say it again, consumers are going to start looking for something new, and bold for their homes.
An example would be handcrafted kitchen tiles which add interesting details or can be used to create beautiful backsplashes which then become special features. Handmade ceramics are going to be a gift trend throughout 2021 and into 2022. Interestingly, by 2022 the trend will be mismatched furniture and details because again, consumers will want that individuality within their home.
Stop the stress
This is going to be absolutely huge in gifting between 2021-2022. Sleep and meditation apps have massively increased in growth since the pandemic struck us, and due to increasing mental health issues consumers will want even more to help beat stress. You will see an increase in meditation headbands and stress recovery wearables. Aside from technology, calming gift boxes and plant-based oils.