The 5 Things I Always (and Pretty Much Only) Buy at HomeGoods

published Jan 10, 2022
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Most people have a HomeGoods for seasonal throw pillows and the door stop that I never knew I needed as much as the next home decor enthusiast, but that’s not usually why I trek all the way across town to my local store. I do it when I need these must-haves because I know I’ll always find a great selection at hard-to-beat prices, and that’s a shopping trip worth making. Here’s what always makes my HomeGoods shopping list and what I think you should be on the lookout for while shopping there, too. Even better, these five categories of items are available online now as well, so if you have the time to wait for delivery, you don’t even have to make the trip to your local store!

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1. Wood cutting boards 

I don’t mean the dinner prep type (though they have those, too). I’m talking about the kind that garner “oohs” and “ahhs” from guests when you use it as a charcuterie board or to slice a baguette. HomeGoods has every shape, size, and many species of wood cutting boards for cheap in a well-stocked section that conveniently houses trays, platters, and cake stands, too, should you want a few more display pieces to really up your serving game.

 Buy: Olive Wood Mosaic Cutting Board, $19.99

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2. Bowls

An aisle or two over, you’ll find rows and rows of beautiful serving bowls big enough to fill open kitchen shelves or a hungry dinner crowd. HomeGoods also has pretty, just-for-show bowls, too, like this matte-meets-shiny cast aluminum design.

Buy: Three Hands Round Bowl With Handles, $29.99

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3. Woven baskets 

Blankets, shoes, toys … everything looks better inside a woven basket, but they can be so pricey. At HomeGoods you’ll find details that’ll charm you from across the store — think leather straps, tassel trim, and textured patterns. I also love that they carry nesting basket sets in a range of sizes. You can also often find woven styles in canvas, cotton, and felt, too, if you prefer something softer to sisal and rattan.

Buy: Boho Banana Leaf Basket, from $19.99

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4. Coordinating picture frames 

Truth: I will never be one of those people who spend $29.99 on an 8-inch x 10-inch frame — not when you can score one for $8.99 or less at HomeGoods! The frame aisle is filled with priced-right options in every size, color, or metallic finish imaginable. Not only will you find one-of-a kind styles that are great for mixing and matching on side tables and shelves, but there are also frame bundles (complete with hanging guides!) that make it easy and affordable to DIY your own gallery wall. Similarly, HomeGoods also sells smaller frames with a coordinating ledge. It doesn’t get any easier or more budget-friendly!

Buy: 4pc Photo Frames With Photo Ledge Set, $29.99

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5. Soap dispensers 

If you want Anthro vibes at Bath & Body Works prices, look no further. Soap dispenser silhouettes range from modern to traditional and finishes include matte black, nickle, gold, and everything in between. Want a pretty recyclable option that’s pre-filled with soap? You’ll find that at HomeGoods, too!

Buy: Modern Bath Soap Dispenser, $9.99

This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: The 5 Decor Items I Always (and Pretty Much Will Only!) Buy at HomeGoods