With our Christmas shopping days quickly passing by, many of us are left scrambling to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for family member or friend. The interior design pros at Kansas City’s Design Connection, Inc. have some great “for the home” gift ideas that are thoughtful, personal and totally cool.

Say “I Love You” in an artistic way. If you are having difficulty finding the perfect gift that expresses your feelings, just say it! With Voice Art, you can transform your voice into a masterpiece, ready to hang on the wall for everyone to enjoy. Voices are as unique as fingerprints-no two are alike. Now your voice, paired with your custom color choices, can create a stunning work of art like none other in the world.

Who doesn’t love flowers? A bouquet of flowers is beautiful gesture, but we all know what happens to cut flowers. They don’t last. Chrysanthemums are always an option, but they are so common and somewhat impersonal. Succulents, however, are very low maintenance and can thrive in a variety of environments, like indoors during winter with very little sun.  Add the personalization of a letter box and flowers can become the perfect Christmas gift! Be it hung on a wall, displayed on a countertop or hung on the door of a home office or bedroom, this versatile gift idea can be tastefully incorporated into the décor of just about any room in any home.

Custom create your own succulent flower box with the help of Rooted In Succulents. Photo Source: Etsy.com
Custom create your own succulent flower box with the help of Rooted In Succulents. Photo Source: Etsy.com

Fact: There is at least one child in every family that will be asking Santa Claus for a pet this Christmas. Make that child’s wish come true while giving a thoughtful gift to the parents, as well. This symbiotic ecosystem features basil, spinach and other edible greens in the top tray and a purified ecosystem for your finned friend below. As your Aquafarm herbs grow, the roots purify the water creating healthy habitat for your beta or goldfish.

Fresh basil year ’round and a low maintenance pet? Win win! Photo Source: UncommonGoods.com

Just like our car keys, we can’t leave home without our devices. Keep your smart phones in a smart place: charging their batteries next to your keys! This tiered docking station is perfect by the front door or on a nightstand or dresser. With 4 charging ports, the entire family will benefit from this useful gift.

With tons of drawers and compartments to hold the contents of your pockets, you’ll never misplace your keys and phone again! Photo Source: EC21.com

Get even more personal by gifting a docking station in the form of their favorite book. From classic titles with a vintage look to the sleek cover of latest best-seller, booksi by Rich Neely Designs can be customized to fit anyone’s personality and style. The days of losing your charger’s cord behind the desk are in the past! This amazing design blends right in with the surroundings and appears to be just a classic book on the end table or nightstand. For tablets and iPads, the book stack style of booksi works great as a functioning tablet stand, as well.

Rich Neely Designs’ booksi is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Photo Source: Etsy
Rich Neely Designs’ booksi is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Photo Source: Etsy

You can’t get more creative than a handmade Christmas ornament. But let’s leave the DIY ornament designs to the crafty kids in the family and gift a different kind of keepsake that will be cherished for generations to come.  Just provide a photo of the house you would like replicated and an artist will recreate your home in the form of a unique ornament.  Whether the recipient has recently purchased a new home or resides in a home that has been in the family for generations, this gift idea will surely warm their heart.

LittleMissDressUp from Etsy.com is the master artist behind these one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments. Photo Source: Etsy.com
LittleMissDressUp from Etsy.com is the master artist behind these one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments. Photo Source: Etsy.com

Still stumped as what to get that special someone? Check out even more of our gift ideas on Design Connection, Inc.’s Pinterest page.

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Give the gift of great design. If your home needs updating, the seasoned professionals at Design Connection, Inc. can help! From selecting the perfect paint color to creating custom furniture and draperies to masterminding an entirely new floor plan, we do it all, big and small. Contact us today for a free in-studio design consolation.