Out of all the opportunities for gift giving, buying items for someone's home is my favourite thing to do. I get just as excited as I would be shopping for something for my own home. There's something about bringing something pretty to one's space - even something small that adds an extra sparkle or statement that makes people appreciate their home even more. If home is indeed where the heart is, then this gift guide is your way to that special person's heart. Happy Shopping!

The V's Top Picks for the Home under $50

1. The Natural Eclectic; A Design Aesthetic Inspired by Nature by Heather Ross, $42.95. Available locally at Heather Ross Natural Eclectic at 2170 Fir Street in Vancouver or online and at Chapters and Amazon. (ed note: free gift with purchase for The Vancouverite readers) 2. Pedestal concrete candle stick holders at 11" height, $39.95. Available at Heather Ross. 3. Premium soy 'Yaletown' candle by Vancouver Candle Co., $38, available online. 4. Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit by Saje, $47.96. 5. Pack of 3 Seasonal Chocolate Bars by East Van Roasters, $22 - 319 Carrall Street, Vancouver. 6. Small 3" tegan pot with succulent by Botany Living, $22. 7. Vintage Vogue Rain Tray by designer Charlotte Cannon. Available at West Elm and westelm.com, $50. 8. Locally designed and printed Vancouver map by Parliament Interiors, 19" x 13", $25.