For some, a rug may not be the first thing you think of when you think about holiday gifting. After all, choosing a rug for yourself already involves a lot of thought, research time, and commitment. But a rug—especially a Ruggable rug—is actually one of the best gifts you can give to a family member, a close friend, a mom of young kids, a pet parent, or really just about everyone you know and value. Ruggable’s machine-washable and stain-resistant rugs are stylish, practical, and something that can be cherished and enjoyed for a long time.
Ready to pick a Ruggable gift for your loved ones? We’re here to help! Here are a few rug recommendations for people on your holiday gift list.
What Rug Size to Give
If this is the first time you’re gifting a rug, consider a smaller rug size, like a 3’x5’ rug or a runner rug, which can be easily placed in the entryway, hallway, or kitchen. For the living room, a 5’x7’ or 6’x9’ rug works for both small and large spaces. For master’s bedrooms and dining rooms, you can never go wrong with a larger rug, like an 8’x10’ or a 9’x12’ rug. If you need more guidance, check out our Rug Size Guide.
How to Choose a Rug for…
1. The Retro Aficionado
For the friend who scours antique stores and flea markets for their favorite styles from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, a retro-inspired rug is the perfect gift to add a nostalgic flair to their home. They’re sure to appreciate the vintage designs with the ease of washability.
2. The Eclectic
You know the type: Your eclectic friend is the one who loves bright colors, bold patterns, and mixing and matching different styles. They need a rug that’s eye-catching enough to complement their funky vibe, and this Jonathan Adler Carnaby Rug is up for the task. And it comes in three different colors, so you can make sure you get a rug that suits their taste.
3. The Sci-Fi Fan
This friend is easy to spot. They’ve watched all Star Wars movies (in the correct order, of course!), can name every starship and its fighting capabilities, and even has an altar for their droid collectibles. For this friend, we can’t think of a better gift than a Star Wars Rug. Some of our shoppers’ favorites include the Dark Side Damask in delft blue, the Corellian Ikat in navy, and The Saga in black and white. Whichever side they’re on, light or dark, we have the perfect washable rug to complete their galaxy.
4. The Minimalist
This friend adheres to a Konmari approach in life. They’re a serial declutterer who keeps things in neatly aligned bins—and in alphabetical order, too! They likes their furniture sleek and functional and get sheer fulfillment from coming home to a clean space. For this friend, we recommend a rug with muted geometric or Moroccan-inspired patterns in grey, cool blue, black and white, or other neutral colors.
5. The Home Decor Enthusiast
For the friend who’s always looking for home inspiration on Instagram or HGTV, there is probably nothing more interesting to them—at least for right now—than a farmhouse theme. And with that, we recommend our most popular and on-trend collection: the Founder’s Farmhouse. Designed in collaboration with our founder, Jeneva Bell, our farmhouse rugs feature rustic designs that complement every farmhouse decor type, from modern to French to Scandinavian. And don’t forget: Our Rug Covers are interchangeable, so if they change their mind or want to update their space for next season, they can just switch it out for another one! Easy-peasy.
6. The Animal Lover
This friend not only has pets of their own but they also has a sweet spot for all animals in need. This makes them the perfect recipient of a washable rug! Aside from being machine-washable, our rugs are stain and water-resistant, making them particularly appealing to any pet owner and animal lover. And because our rugs are washable, feel free to give them one of the light-colored rugs they have always wanted. Or if you want to indulge their wild side, consider our Animal Print Rugs.
7. The Fashionista
This friend knows haute couture like the back of their perfectly manicured hand. They’ve got a heightened sense of style that makes it extra-hard to give them any fashion-related item. For this friend, we recommend a rug collection designed in collaboration with one of New York’s most renowned fashion designers: Cynthia Rowley. From chic floral prints to bold geometric patterns, these rugs are definitely fashion-forward.
8. The Epicurean
This friend likes to indulge and enjoy the finer things in life. From food to clothing to home decor, they enjoy surrounding themselves with decadent, beautiful, and luxurious things. For this friend, we recommend a rug that matches their ultra-refined taste, like our Plush Moroccan Rug collection. Not only do these rugs look luxurious, but they also feel luxurious. Just one step and they’ll know the difference.
9. The Disney Devotee
We’re not just talking about teens and tweens or moms with very young children. We’re talking about your very adult friend who is a consistent Disney annual pass holder and goes on at least one pilgrimage to Disney World every few years. Trust us, a Disney Rug right in their very own castle will be a dream come true! Choose from our shoppers’ favorites: Mickey Trellis Slate Blue, Mickey Persian Burgundy, or Mickey Doodles Black and Ivory Rug.
10. The Artist
Art comes in many forms. There’s the art that you hang on your wall and there’s one that you put on your floor. For the friend who appreciates a good piece of art, we have rugs for every taste. If they like classical art, they’ll definitely love our Vintage Rugs and Persian Rugs. Modern art? We’ve got Jonathan Adler designs, like the Jonathan Adler Op Art Teal Rug pictured above, as well as Abstract, Mid-Century Modern, and Art Deco Rugs.
11. The Bohemian
For the friend who loves layered textiles, globally influenced decor, and all the plants, we recommend a rug that matches their bohemian aesthetic. Our Bohemian Rugs are fun, funky, and eclectic—perfect for their free-spirited personality.
12. The Beach Bum
For the friend who loves the sun, sand, and sea, consider a rug that calls to mind a beach cottage in sunny California. Our Coastal and Nautical Rugs feature soothing ocean-inspired colors and laid-back patterns that invite you to sit back, relax, and have a drink (or two!).
13. The Globetrotter
For the friend who enjoys backpacking in the Himalayas, scuba diving in the Maldives, or skiing in the French Alps, we recommend a rug that reflects their bold and adventurous spirit. Our Folk Heritage and Southwestern Rugs are influenced by unique patterns, architecture, prints, and cultural elements from all over the world. With a beautifully patterned rug like this in their home, we won’t be surprised if they stay put for a while.
14. The Outdoor Adventurer
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will certainly appreciate a Rustic Rug, like the Kamran Hazel Rug seen here. The distressed look of these designs will pair beautifully with cabin and country decor, alike. Your friend might even be tempted to spend a bit more time indoors after you gift them this rug.
Still Can’t Choose?
We get it. We’ve got so many interesting rug designs to choose from that it’s almost impossible to pick just one. If you still can’t choose which rug to gift, there’s always the Ruggable Gift Card option, which your giftees can use to buy any rug design they prefer. That way you can just concentrate on choosing the rug to give to yourself. (Hey, you deserve a treat, too!)
And that’s it! We hope this list helps get your holiday shopping done. Happy gifting!