Looking for that perfect present for your newly engaged friends or your cousin or aunt or mom? When in doubt always go for something for the home. I always try to look for simple, useful items that fits the person’s style and can be used and appreciated.

Obviously, this isn’t always an easy task, but it’s made much more fun with stores like Nordstrom and HomeGoods and Target with their endless rows and pages of darling home items. Over on my Gift Guide for Home Items I’ve rounded up a few higher dollar items that are classic gifts for the home, as well as some less expensive (under $30) home goods that are both thoughtful and useful.

And while you’re over there, also check out my Gift Guide for the Foodie In Your Life – another list of suggestions for those hard to buy for friends and loved ones!