12 Gifts for the Home You Can Actually Afford This Year

Because we could all use a new piece or two to elevate our environment.

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It’s time to deck the halls...with brand new things. After spending so many months at home, we’re guessing everyone on your holiday shopping list could use a new piece or two to spruce things up. (One can only look at the same blank walls and tired bedding for so long!) While gifting a whole-home refresh is probably not in your budget, you can help a loved one freshen up their home office, dress up a coffee table, or even upgrade their bar cart. And you get things that are nice—without feeling naughty about it—thanks to Affirm

If you’re not familiar, please allow us to explain. Affirm is a leading ‘buy now, pay over time’ solution that never charges late fees (see footer for details). While you’re shopping, you’ll be able to see Affirm’s “as low as pricing,” which features the lowest possible payment option. When you check out, you choose the convenient payment schedule that works for you. You’ll know exactly how much you’ll pay in total and that number will never go up. That means you can pick out an impressive gift that your favorite homebody—and your budget!—will love. Check to see if you’re eligible to shop with Affirm, learn more about how Affirm works, and then get shopping. This list is a great place to start. 

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Threshold Metal, Wood, and Leather Bar Cart ($150); With Affirm, as low as $14 per month at Target

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Get this for your friend who’s always hosting happy hour, despite the fact that she keeps all her bottles and tools on a bookshelf. The convenient wheels means it can be tucked away in a corner and pulled out come party time. Of course, it’s gorgeous, too, so your friend won’t want to tuck it too far out of the way.

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Sur Vase ($239); With Affirm, as low as $26 per month at Room & Board


If you know someone who can’t get enough pottery, they’ll really appreciate this vase. It’s from KleinReid, a brand that makes every porcelain plate by hand in their New York studio using a 28-step process. Yes, 28.

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Opalhouse Rattan Free Standing Shelf Tan ($100); With Affirm, as low as $10 per month at Target

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Help your favorite reader get all of that book collection in order with this stylish find. It’s a great gift for non-bookworms, too. It can easily be repurposed as a plant stand, toiletry storage, or a little coffee station.

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Cricut Explore 3 ($299.99); With Affirm, as low as $28 per month at Cricut


Armed with this kit, your craftiest friend will be able to pull off all sorts of DIY projects around their home. They can use the Cricut to cut out vinyl stencils, which they can then use to paint their own designs onto the wall or floor (for a faux wallpaper or tile look!). They can also use it to make iron-on transfers to put on blankets and pillowcases or paper flowers to brighten up a room. The list goes on! 

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Arlen Cork Board ($259); With Affirm, as low as $24 per month at Room & Board


Shopping for a loved one who is still working from home and still trying to figure out a home office situation that works for them? This large cork board has a small built-in shelf that can hold markers, paper clips, push pins, and more. It’s also eco-friendly and made of solid cork from trees in Vermont that regenerate their bark quickly.

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Courant Catch Wireless Charging Tray ($175); With Affirm, as low as $16 per month at West Elm

wireless charging accessory

This wireless charger can help your most disorganized friend find some order. Simply place the tray on an entryway table and charging their phone and AirPods becomes as simple as setting them down. Their gear will be fully juiced up and they’ll always know where to find it. 

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Joybird Lilah Tulip Glasses ($107); With Affirm, as low as $13 per month at Joybird


These glasses are as fun as they are retro-inspired. They have a slightly flared shape, a shorter-than-usual stem, and fun peek-a-boo windows. No two are exactly alike, and while they look like delicate crystals, they’re actually dishwasher safe. Choose from four fun colors and hint that your friend should invite you over for a drink sometime soon so you can enjoy them too.

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Drammen Office Chair ($399); With Affirm, as low as $36 per month at Article

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Help your favorite work-from-homer get a comfortable desk chair that doesn’t compromise on style. The Drammen chair has a chic quilted back, an adjustable seat, and a powder-coated steel base. It also comes in three on-trend colors. Did we mention that it’s also comfortable? What more could you want?

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Dyson Omni-glide ($399.99); With Affirm, as low as $37 per month at Dyson

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A new release from Dyson this year, this model features a swivel head that can go forwards, backwards, and sideways. The super-slim vac was designed for use in small spaces, so it’s great for your sister who just got her own place, or your friend finally downsizing, but it’s also a sweet gift for anyone who finds themselves constantly sweeping up the kitchen. 

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Wolfum Baltic Birch Travel Backgammon Set ($125); With Affirm, as low as $12 per month at West Elm


An upgrade from the predictable coffee table book, this backgammon set belongs on display. It comes in five different designs and is hand-painted to order. Bonus: It’s made with Baltic birch wood that comes from responsibly managed forests. 

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Maris Marble Clock ($59); With Affirm, as low as $11 per month at Article


This clock is timeless. It’s made from a solid slab of genuine polished marble and has veining that’s just ridiculous (in the best way possible). Get it for anyone who’s pining after marble counters for their kitchen. 

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“The Cozy” Pet Bed ($143); With Affirm, as low as $11 per month at Joybird

dog bed

Available in three sizes and seven fabrics, this round bed is like a hug for dogs and a stylish accent piece at the same time. The outer cushion is made from 100 percent recycled water bottles and the bottom is orthopedic foam. Plus, the whole thing is wrapped in a plush velvet cover. Spoil your friend and her new pup at the same time.

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