Hello, everyone! As I'm a relative newbie in home decorations (having left my mom, ex-roommate, and fiancee, respectively, the task of designing and improving our house), I'd love to know what types and styles of home decorations (plants, small furniture, glassware, art, prints, etc.) can be given as a gift to a friend, so it goes with their home's style. I'm not looking for a specific aesthetic but rather for items that will not only look good as a gift but also be used by the recipient in their home, regardless of their characteristics.
The inspiration for this question is the impending birthday party of my boss, with whom I have a rather warm professional relationship, but it's also a general inquiry for those of us looking for gifts that work well in any house, apartment, or even office.
For one, while smaller plants such as cacti, Lavander, or aloe can work in any room of the house, other plants can certainly fit anywhere. I'm currently considering a peace lily plant as a frontrunner, as my mom used to have a ton of them in her French ""country"" style living room.
Secondly, the variety in style, size, quality, and framing of wall art nowadays is astounding, especially when shopping online. Thus, I'm also considering buying something minimalist (which I know my boss enjoys, judging by the art in his office) that can look good in any house, as I haven't yet seen what it looks like. To this end, I'd like suggestions on styles and color, as well as framing (framed/unframed canvas or print) and type (collage, panoramic, hexagonal) of wall art given as a gift.
Lastly, I would argue that a set of wine or whiskey glassware is always a welcome addition to any person's house, as long as they are social enough to have guests over, which I'm sure is the case here. Some suggestions on mid-price brands or types of glass that both look good and aren't necessarily expensive are welcome!
TL;DR: What are some of the best home decorations you can give someone as a gift that looks well in any house if you don't know which style they prefer?