Photo courtesy of Wax Buffalo.

Gift Shop Plus Fall 2023
Fall 2023 Trend Report: At-home comfort items By Carly McFadden

Welcoming. Inviting. Warm. Relaxing.

These words are often used by people looking to settle into or revamp their homes. A home is much more than brick and mortar; it represents a safe haven for someone to create memories, surround themself with loved ones and find stillness.

Curating a living space that both reflects one’s style and serves as a refuge allows the resident to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There’s an emotional aspect to creating a home, and retailers play an important role in that by offering items that promote at-home comfort and delight.

Whether shoppers are searching for housewarming presents or simply to treat themselves, products that exude coziness make some of the most thoughtful gifts.

Click each subhead for an array of products.


Cozy up to these throws that make for the perfect accent to any home.

Call It a Day Blanket from DEMADCO
Call It a Day Blanket. DEMADCO.


These products bring warmth, tranquility and peace to any room.

Crystal Boujee Babe Candle. Totalee Gift.
Crystal Boujee Babe Candle. Totalee Gift.


Whether doing errands or staying in, this fashion roundup is where comfort meets style.

Brown White Yvette Reversible Poncho. Mud Pie.
Brown White Yvette Reversible Poncho. Mud Pie.


Pets really are part of the family. Help customers showcase their love for their furry friends with these finds.

 Milo Canister. Karma Gifts.
Milo Canister. Karma Gifts.


From shower steamers to self-care journals, rest and relaxation products are essential to one’s well-being.

Zen AF Shower Steamers. Chez Gagné.
Zen AF Shower Steamers. Chez Gagné.

Featured photo: Wax Buffalo’s Driftwood Soy Wax Candle features clean- burning cotton wicks and essential oils. Photo courtesy of Wax Buffalo.

Carly McFadden

Carly McFadden is the editorial director of Gift Shop Plus, Stationery Trends and Lawn & Garden Retailer.

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