The 62 Best Christmas Gifts of 2022 for Everyone on Your List

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Best Christmas Gifts of 2022 for Everyone on Your List

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One of the best parts of the Christmas season is going through the process of figuring out which presents you want to get the ones you love. Although this can be fun, there’s always that family member or friend (or two) who are a little harder to shop for, leaving you very unsure of what to get them. 

To help you figure out what to get your loved ones for the holidays, we’ve rounded up the best gifts that will suit a wide variety of tastes and interests, including foodies, tech lovers, self-care enthusiasts, and more. We also spoke to gifting expert Kristin Fisher, founder of Bocu, to get her advice on how to choose the most memorable Christmas gifts for the people in your life. “No matter your budget, you can gift a little bit of luxe at the holidays with a chic candle, beautiful coffee table book, or high-end olive oil—all of these gifts could be under $50 but will give a ‘wow’ moment to someone who may not normally treat themselves,” says Fisher.

Read on to see all of our gift recommendations and learn how to pick the best gifts for your family, friends, co-workers, and more.

Le Creuset Deep Dutch Oven

Le Creuset 5.25-Quart Deep Round Dutch Oven

Williams Sonoma

If you’re unable to splurge on the famous 7.5-quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven, this smaller version is a great alternative. The Le Creuset Deep Dutch Oven is actually the same height as the 7.5-quart (7.5 inches with the lid), so you’ll still be able to fit a lot even though this model technically holds less (5.4 quarts). 

The Deep Dutch Oven is oven-safe up to 500 degrees, can be put in the dishwasher, and comes in the brand’s signature array of beautiful colors, ranging from various shades of blue to red, mustard, and an orange-red ombre color.    

 Price at time of publish: $200

Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

Anthropologie

This iconic mug is a great option if you’re looking for something personalized and affordable. The Margot Monogram Mug is a standout for its elegant design; the honeycomb pattern is reminiscent of tiled interiors found in Parisian cafes. It comes in all the letters of the alphabet and can hold about two cups of coffee (or tea!). Just keep in mind that this mug is not dishwasher-safe or microwaveable due to the gold detailing. 

 Price at time of publish: $14

Our Place

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Our Place

Our Place

This pan has a cult-like following thanks to its good looks, versatility, and effective non-stick surface. The Always Pan lives up to its name, as it truly can be used all ways. It’s 10 inches wide so it can handle larger recipes such as stir fries, and is 2.7 inches in depth making it deep enough to boil a single serving of pasta. 

The pan also comes with its own spoon, a built-in spoon rest on the pan, and a steamer basket. What’s more, it’s compatible on multiple cooktops, including induction.

 Price at time of publish: $145

Therabody Theragun Mini

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Therabody Theragun Mini

Amazon

The Theragun Mini provides on-the-go relief from muscle tension. It’s small and lightweight enough (weighing less than 1.5 pounds) to fit in a gym bag, and according to the brand, even clothing that comes with big pockets. 

This little machine can last up to two and a half hours on a single charge and comes with three speed settings, making it great for tackling mild to moderate cramps, knots, and more. It’s also designed to be quiet, so no need to worry about the product causing a racket while using it in public.

 Price at time of publish: $150

Brooklinen Checkerboard Robe

Brooklinen Checkerboard Robe

Brooklinen

This cozy robe has plenty of pizazz with its unique checkerboard design. It’s stylish enough to be worn outside the bedroom, like while lounging in the backyard or even by the pool while on vacation. 

It’s made of Turkish cotton, so you can expect premium softness and great breathability. The wide sleeves also allow for additional airflow, while the fabric overall will absorb the excess moisture after bathing or swimming. It’s available in five standard sizes as well as three colors, including mint, mango, and pop pink.  

 Price at time of publish: $125

Loop Quiet Noise Reduction Earplugs

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Loop Quiet Noise Reduction Earplugs

Loop Earplugs

One of the best gifts you can get someone is the gift of silence. If you know someone who’s a light sleeper, they may benefit from these reusable earplugs. The Loop Earplugs are able to reduce noise by 27 decibels and are made of silicone that feel soft in the ears. 

What really stands out about these earplugs is the little attached handle, which makes for easy removal and prevents them from lodging too far into the ears. The set comes with four sets of silicone ear tips and a little carrying case that can be attached to a key ring.

 Price at time of publish: $20

iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum

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iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum

Amazon

When we tested 35 different robot vacuums, we found this model from iRobot Roomba to perform the best. The 694 Robot Vacuum was able to pick up all of our testing debris with ease, including sand, hair, and cereal from both our carpet and our floors. This can be attributed to the robot vacuum’s three-stage cleaning system, which consists of two counter-rotating brushes that lift and suck messes away, as well as a dedicated brush designed for corners. 

 Price at time of publish: $179

Augustinus Bader The Hand Treatment

Augustinus Bader The Hand Treatment

Bloomingdale's

Get this luxurious hand cream from Augustinus Bader for the beauty queen in your life. The Hand Treatment contains plenty of ingredients that keep hands hydrated, including glycerin, vitamin E, and shea butter, the mother of all moisturizing ingredients. This product is also fragrance-free, has a non-greasy feel, and is compatible with all skin types, though those with dry, chapped skin will benefit the most from this product.

 Price at time of publish: $53

Material Table Knives

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Material Table Knives

Material

Out of all the steak knives we tested, we discovered that this set from Material was the best. During our testing, the Material Table Knives proved to be super sharp, resulting in effortless cuts made through our thick-crust steak. Our tester also remarked how comfortable these knives felt in hand, and appreciated the convenient countertop storage box the product comes with. 

These knives can be exclusively for steak, or can also be used as paring knives for food prep. They’re available in multiple colors, including two shades of blue, persimmon (a light orange), and beige.

 Price at time of publish: $90

YouYah Wine Decanter Set

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YouYah Wine Decanter Set

Amazon

The wine lover in your life will really appreciate this wine decanter set. After testing 14 different wine decanters, this decanter proved to be the best set out of them all. Along with the wine decanter, it comes with stainless steel beads and a brush for easier cleaning, a stand for easier storage, and cute cork stopper. 

Our tester appreciated the various accessories and said that after 15 minutes of aeration, the decanter did its job well. After 30 minutes, they said the wine was “less astringent” and “still nice, bright, and juicy.”  

Price at time of publish: $40

L.L. Bean Wicked Cozy Heated Throw

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L.L. Bean Wicked Cozy Heated Throw

L.L.Bean

Wrapping yourself up in a throw blanket is nice and all, but a heated blanket is even better. The L.L. Bean Wicked Cozy Heated Throw is an electric blanket that has five different heat settings and is made of ultra-plush materials that will instantly induce relaxation. This throw comes with an auto shutoff for safety, and is available in three colors, including grey, cream, and blue.

 Price at time of publish: $119

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Amazon

People may initially think this is a book about Wes Anderson’s films, but in actuality, it’s a travel book. Accidentally Wes Anderson started as an Instagram account and grew into a large community of people who follow along as its creator shares spots around the world that are beautiful and intriguing enough to be featured in a Wes Anderson film. 

Accidentally Wes Anderson the book features 368 pages of exactly that, along with stories to accompany the stunning photographs. It also includes a foreword by the filmmaker himself, which helps set the reader up for the journey they are about to embark on in the pages.

Price at time of publish: $38

Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager

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Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager

Amazon

A foot massager is the kind of product you don’t realize you need until you’ve experienced it. The popular Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager is equipped to help anyone with tired or achy feet with its five massage modes, including rolling massage and heat therapy, and three different intensity levels. 

It also comes with a convenient bar that allows you to tilt the foot massager up for added comfort while sitting. In addition to taking care of feet, this machine can also massage ankles and calves, adding to its overall value.

 Price at time of publish: $290

YETI Hopper M30 Soft Cooler

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YETI Hopper M30 Soft Cooler

Amazon

Soft-sided coolers such as this Yeti model are great for people who take their drinks with them on the go. Out of 48 coolers we tested, we concluded that this to be the best soft-sided option on the market. Our tester was able to fit a 24-pack of cans in it and found it both effective and easy to carry. This comparatively smaller cooler is a great option for people going camping or spending a day at the beach.

 Price at time of publish: $350

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses

Estelle

These unconventionally colorful wine glasses would make a great addition to a friend or family’s dinnerware collection. The Estelle Colored Glasses are vintage-inspired, hand-blown by artisans in Poland, and come in a wide variety of eye-catching colors that will certainly turn heads at the dinner table. Each set comes with six glasses, making it great to use with family and roommates, as well as hosting dinner parties.

Price at time of publish: $185

The Paravel Weekender boasts a vintage-inspired design with its canvas and leather trim, and comes with four pockets to store essentials. This includes an exterior and interior zip pocket plus two slip pockets, making it easy to store and pull out items such as a passport when needed. It also comes with an adjustable strap, feet at the bottom of the bag to prevent wear and tear, and the ability to customize with the recipient’s initials. This bag meets TSA carry-on requirements and comes in two colors, including Scout Tan and Domino Black.

Price at time of publish: $295

MoMA Design Store Keith Haring Colorful Chess Set

MoMA Design Store Keith Haring Colorful Chess Set

MoMA Design Store

Just because chess is a serious game doesn’t mean that your board has to be either. The vibrant colors and fun figures present in this Keith Haring chess set will no doubt put a smile on players’ faces, especially as they move babies and dogs instead of traditional pawns to make their next move. This set is made for ages 6 and up, making it a great present for a young relative who may be interested in learning the game. The board can be folded in half and comes with a small tote bag to store the pieces, so it’s easy to transport to a fellow player's house for a friendly game.

Price at time of publish: $55

Marcato Design Atlas 150 Pasta Machine

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Marcato Design Atlas 150 Pasta Machine

Amazon

The pasta lover in your life will seriously appreciate this cooking tool, which makes creating homemade pasta so much easier. Marcato is a renowned brand in the pasta machine world, and the Atlas 150 model gives cooks the ability to make three types of pasta, including lasagna, tagliolini, and fettuccine. The Marcato Atlas 150 is made of corrosion-resistant materials, so as long as they take care of it, it can last a lifetime.

Price at time of publish: $82

Bearaby Cotton Napper

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Bearaby Cotton Napper

West Elm

Bearaby’s Cotton Napper is considered the gold standard when it comes to weighted blankets. Not only does the brand offer different weight and color options to suit people’s needs and preferences, but the blanket’s chunky knit design makes it cute enough to want to display on your couch or atop your duvet cover. It comes in four weights and five color options, including dark and light grey, blue, pink, and white.  

Price at time of publish: From $199   

Diaspora Co. Chai Kit

Diaspora Co. Chai Kit

Diaspora Co.

Anyone who looks forward to a cup of chai will get excited by this unique gift box. The Chai Kit contains Chota Tingrai Black Tea and a jar of the brand’s Chai Masala mix, which yields about 15 cups worth of chai. They’ll also get Madhur Jaggery Powder for sweetening, which is good to use with other recipes as well, plus a strainer to help ensure the smoothest tea. To top it all off, this set comes with a cute pink mug that was designed in partnership with East Fork.

Price at time of publish: $75

Brinker + Eliza The Best is Yet to Come Necklace

Brinker + Eliza The Best is Yet to Come Necklace

Brinker + Eliza

This best-selling necklace from Brinker + Eliza stuns with its eye-catching heart pendant. The Best is Yet to Come Necklace is handmade and contains 24-karat gold-plated brass that glistens whichever way you look at it. Gold-plated brass is brass that is coated in a thin layer of gold, which helps prevent tarnishing over time—so in addition to being cute, it has the potential to last for a long time. It can be worn a number of ways, including as a choker, making it a great piece to layer with.     

Price at time of publish: $98

Everlane Women’s The Alpaca Crew

Everlane Women’s The Alpaca Crew

Everlane

This Everlane piece is the ideal cozy gift, as it’s made from super soft and smooth alpaca wool. Compared to sheep’s wool, alpaca wool isn’t itchy. Plus, this sweater was designed to be resistant to pilling. The Alpaca Crew comes in 12 different colors, including neutrals such as black, almond (off white), and charcoal grey, plus orange, yellow, and a neutral camo pattern. Everlane also carries extended sizes, and this sweater goes up to XXXL.

Price at time of publish: $100

Amazing Stuff for You! Gardening Gloves for Everyone

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Amazing Stuff for You! Gardening Gloves for Everyone

Courtesy of Amazon

These sturdy gloves make for an excellent stocking stuffer for the gardener in your life. When we tested gardening gloves in our Lab, we found this pair to be the best out of 17 of the most popular on the market. These gloves have excellent grip, fit securely and comfortably on hands and wrists, and are built to be able to handle a variety of gardening tasks. They come in three sizes, including small, medium, and large.

Price at time of publish: $12

Gift Republic 100 Places Scratch Off Bucket List Poster

Gift Republic 100 Places Scratch Off Bucket List Poster

Amazon

Travelers are sure to enjoy this fun poster from Gift Republic, which will allow them to proudly display their bucket list. Instead of crossing places off their to go list in a journal, they can scratch them away on this poster, which reveals a pretty little image of the destination, including the Napali Coast for Kauai and a giraffe for Maasai Mara National Reserve. Other bucket list spots included in the 100 destinations featured are the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Mount Everest, and Iguazu Falls in Argentina.

Price at time of publish: $17

The Singing Little Bird 2023 Desk Calendar

The Singing Little Bird 2023 Desk Calendar

Etsy

Desk calendars are a great gift to get for coworkers, classmates, or people who are difficult to shop for. This desk calendar from Etsy shop The Singing Little Bird is hand-painted and features soothing illustrations of life’s little joys. Motifs include flowers, pumpkins for fall, a stack of books, and even a squirrel clinging onto a Christmas tree branch. This calendar differs from others in that the months aren’t attached by a coil, so the recipient can display them individually as a piece of art. You can also purchase the brand’s corresponding gold easel to displaying easier.  

Price at time of publish: From $24

Priscilla Ma Birth Flower Ring

Priscilla Ma Birth Flower Ring

Priscilla Ma

This piece of jewelry from Priscilla Ma gets clever with personalization by engraving the ring with the giftee’s birth flower. Each flower is stamped by hand, which is pretty impressive considering the working canvas (aka the band) is so thin. The detail of each flower is intricate, making the piece all the more special. Each ring is gold-filled, which means it is less likely to tarnish compared to other jewelry materials, and comes in sizes between 4 to 10.5. 

The rings are sold by month—you can find April to June here, July to September here, and October to December here

Price at time of publish: $68

Eataly Icons of Italia Box

Eataly Icons of Italia Box

Eataly

The taste of Italy is a scrumptious one, which is why this gift basket makes for a memorable and delectable Christmas present. Eataly is an Italian marketplace that sells goods sourced from Italian producers, so rest assured that every product you get in this box is authentically Italian. The box contains a wide array of sweet and savory goods that can be used to make meals or simply munch on. This includes everything from extra virgin olive oil, pesto, and wild cherry preserves to Lavazza coffee and milk chocolate hazelnut Tortina, plus more.

Price at time of publish: $155

Bocu The Winter Woods Gift Box

Bocu The Winter Woods Gift Box

Bocu

This beautifully packaged gift box is perfect for the person in your life who could use a little extra rest and relaxation. The included products are meant to aid with some much-needed unwinding, including a Cica Regeneration Sheet Mask, a Spearmint + Eucalyptus Bath Bomb, and a Bocu Winter Woods Gold Candle, the latter of which has a burn time of 20 to 30 hours. It also comes with a caffeine-free Cocoa Mint Tea and deliciously cozy fuzzy socks.

Price at time of publish: $60

Pottery Barn Ellsworth Chunky Border Throw

Pottery Barn Ellsworth Chunky Border Throw

Pottery Barn

The Ellsworth Chunky Border Throw from Pottery Barn is actually made of large strands of yarn, all hand-knitted by artisans. These large strands mean that the blanket will have a nice weight to it, adding another layer of comfort for the wearer—so it’s perfect for cozying up with. This throw is available in six colors, including white, two shades of blue, two shades of grey, and a beige-y coral shade.

Price at time of publish: $129

John Boos Cherry R-Board Series 1.5-Inch Cutting Board

John Boos Cherry R-Board Series 1.5-Inch Cutting Board

Amazon

A Boos Block is so reliable and long-lasting that it’s not something that’s meant to be stored away and taken out for slicing and dicing, but rather a staple that remains on your countertop. This cutting board is heavy enough that it won’t move while chopping, and features indented grips on either side to make the heavy block easier to transport. 

It’s also reversible, adding double the amount of life to the product. This also prevents the need to buy a separate board to cut veggies and meat on. Plus, the 100 percent American cherry wood makes it a sight for sore eyes.  

Price at time of publish: $159

Diptyque Feu de Bois Wood Fire Candle

Diptyque Feu de Bois Wood Fire Candle

Nordstrom

If you’re stuck on a stocking stuffer or white elephant gift, one of the safest bets is a candle. This option from French luxury brand Diptyque boasts a scent that mimics a wood-burning fire, bringing the comfort of a crackling campfire directly into their home. This candle comes in three sizes, with the smallest (2.5 ounces) able to burn for up to 20 hours and the largest (10.2 ounces) able to burn for up to 120 hours.

Price at time of publish: From $40

Mark & Graham Leather Tassel Zipper Pouch

Mark & Graham Leather Tassel Zipper Pouch

Mark & Graham

This small pouch is able to hold cards and cash while the larger version is big enough to fit a smartphone, makeup, and more. In addition to the fine leather construction, what stands out about the Leather Tassel Zipper Pouch is the available monogramming. You can get 2-3 initials monogrammed in ten different styles, ranging from two-toned shadow script to cursive and even sports-themed logos.

There are plenty of color options available for the monogramming as well as the pouch itself, including neutrals such as white and caramel as well as vibrant shades such as hot pink and orange.

Price at time of publish: From $49

Ring Video Doorbell Wired with Ring Chime

Ring Video Doorbell Wired with Ring Chime

Amazon

If a loved one has yet to experience the convenience of a Ring doorbell, get them one for the holidays. Ring allows them to see all the goings on outside of their house directly on their smartphone. They’ll get a notification on their phone every time the device detects motion outside their door, and they can actually communicate to the person outside using the two-way talk feature. Meanwhile, Chime acts as a digital doorbell, so if they aren’t near their phone, you’ll still be notified of a visitor from the doorbell noise it'll project throughout the house.

Price at time of publish: $90

Corkcicle x Rifle Paper Co. Coffee Mug

Corkcicle x Rifle Paper Co. Coffee Mug

Rifle Paper Co.

A mug is always a great go-to gift, but a mug that is portable is even better. Corkcicle partnered with Rifle Paper Co. to create a portable mug that you’ll actually want to show off. This product features Rifle Paper Co.’s signature vibrant flower pattern, a shatterproof lid, and triple insulation to keep any and all hot beverages warm and toasty.  

Price at time of publish: $43

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

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Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

Amazon

The coffee lover in your life will be thrilled with this high-end kettle. The Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle allows them to get the exact water temperature they like for their tea or pour-over coffee. They can watch as the temperature rises on the device’s LCD screen, and if they want to have their coffee later on, the kettle can maintain the water temperature for up to 60 minutes. Another standout about this kettle is the super sleek design and cool color options, including white, black, pink, a dazzling copper color, and more.

Price at time of publish: $165

Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book

Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book

Artifact Uprising

This unique photo album from Artifact Uprising is a gift that your loved one will cherish for years to come. The brand allows you to submit either 30, 40, or 50 photos of your choosing, with one photo per page. The pages are thick enough that they will lie flat when open, while the exterior features a linen cover that can be customized with foil-stamped letters. Get this book to commemorate a memorable vacation, a year of your loved one’s life, or just some favorite photos through the years.  

Price at time of publish: From $62

Portland Leather Butterfly Bucket Bag

Portland Leather Butterfly Bucket Bag

Portland Leather

Fine leather goods are always a great go-to gift for the loved ones in your life. What’s so great about Portland Leather is that they present their leather goods as close to as-is as you can get. This means that the brand doesn’t use leather that has been synthetically coated and painted over, so you can enjoy the leather for exactly what it is. 

The Butterfly Bucket Bag is no different and offers convenient features such as an adjustable strap and inside pockets. This, along with its stylish design and neutral color options, make it a great bag for your every day.

Price at time of publish: $160

This super cool mini stove provides the ambiance of a fire pit without any major maintenance. The Solo Stove Mesa is small enough to fit on a table, and can be used to add warmth while outside chatting with friends, for s’mores, or for simply creating a cozier atmosphere on your patio. This little fire pit produces a smokeless fire that can be powered by either pellets or small sticks of traditional firewood. It also comes with a carry bag, which makes it easier, and safer, to store it when not in use.

Price at time of publish: $105

Papier Gratitude Journal

Papier Gratitude Journal

Papier

Papier’s Gratitude Journal is filled with exercises that make practicing gratitude easier than ever, including daily gratitude prompts, mindful challenges, monthly reflections, and uplifting affirmations. It’s available in a range of different styles, but we especially love the Idyll version, which features illustrations done in the style of Portuguese azulejo tiles.

Price at time of publish: $35

UGG Scuffita Slippers

UGG Scuffita Slippers
Photo Courtesy of UGG.

Give your loved one the gift of comfort this season with the Ugg Scuffita Slippers. The genuine shearling lining will feel like you're getting a big warm hug from your shoes, and the wearer will likely never want to take them off. They can wear these slippers while having a day at home or even outdoors thanks to the bottom soles, which are made of a sturdy, waterproof rubber. What’s more, these cozy slippers come in multiple colors, ranging from grey to hot pink.    

Price at time of publish: $90  

All-Clad D3 Stainless-Steel 12-Inch Fry Pan

All-Clad D3 Stainless-Steel 12-Inch Fry Pan

Williams Sonoma

If you really want to get your foodie friend something special this holiday season, surprise them with a piece of All-Clad stainless steel cookware. All-Clad is known for being popular among the pros, and when we tested their stainless steel cookware set, we found it to be the best too. The aluminum sandwiched between the two layers of stainless steel gives this frying pan even heat conduction, while the wide circumference allows for frying, sautéing, and searing large recipes. 

Price at time of publish: $130

Commes Des Garçons Play x Converse Chuck Taylor Hidden Heart Low Top Sneakers

Commes Des Garçons Play x Converse Chuck Taylor Hidden Heart Low Top Sneakers

Nordstrom

This collab has sent sneaker lovers into an absolute tizzy. Commes Des Garçons’ Play, the comparatively affordable line from the world-renowned Japanese brand, collaborated with Converse to put a fun spin on the brand’s timeless Chuck Taylors. 

Converse’s All Star label is replaced by Play’s mascot, a cute little heart with curious eyes. This playful design makes for a cool addition to anyone's shoe collection, and certainly something your loved one won’t see anywhere else. Keep in mind that the sizing is unisex.

Price at time of publish: $150

This is a great gift for that friend or family member who has to have their coffee exactly the way they like it, wherever they go. This portable press is made of a durable stainless steel and is vacuum-sealed so their coffee will remain warm while in transit. The Bodum Travel Press yields a single serving of coffee and is conveniently dishwasher-safe. They can also use it to brew up loose-leaf tea too. Plus, you can choose between three colors, including black as well as fun options such as red and light green.

Price at time of publish: $39

If you’re looking to get someone something whimsical this holiday season, consider this unconventional lamp from Lumio. Upright, Lumio could easily be mistaken for an actual book, but instead of finding a story when you open its pages, you are greeted with brilliant light. The lamp can be configured multiple different ways, which makes this product even more fun. They can keep the book upright (just open it up a couple inches for the light to activate), lay it open flat, or pull the covers of the book down all the way, allowing it to transform into a stunning circular paper lamp that can stand on its own.

Price at time of publish: $175

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Wearable Throw

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Wearable Throw

Nordstrom

This unique creation from Barefoot Dreams gives people the ability to wear their blanket around the house, hands-free. The wearable throw is deliciously billowy, providing them with the warmth of a blanket and the versatility of a cardigan. 

They can wear this wearable throw open or fasten it together by a single button, which lends to a crossbody style that is similar to a shawl. The fabric is made with the brand’s famous microfiber polyester, which is super soft and feels like a lightweight fleece. There are four colors available, including white, a light pink, dark grey, and leopard pattern.

Price at time of publish: $145 

Black + Decker 2L Purify Air Fryer

Black + Decker 2L Purify Air Fryer

 BLACK+DECKER

Air fryers have emerged as one of the most popular cooking products on the market for their ability to make crispy food without using excess oil. This coveted cooking item would make a great gift for anyone who wants to cut down on their cooking time, oil use, or both. This Black + Decker air fryer has a two-liter capacity that is good for serving between two and four people. This appliance also has a convenient basket separator, which allows someone to cook two different foods at once.

Price at time of publish: $78

Printfresh Long Sleep Set

Printfresh Long Sleep Set

Printfresh

Consider skipping the Christmas PJs this year in favor of this playful set from Printfresh. There are tons of different styles to choose from, including animal motifs like turkeys strolling among palm trees or jaguars roaming through flowered bushes. There are also pajamas depicting botanicals and food, including a pumpkin patch. The Long Sleep Set boasts a relaxed fit that features a roomy top and mid-rise bottoms. Plus, unlike holiday pajamas, it can be enjoyed year-round.

Price at time of publish: $158

Click & Grow The Smart Garden 3

Click & Grow The Smart Garden 3

Amazon

One doesn’t necessarily need a garden in order to grow their own herbs. This is a great gift for a gardener who wants to continue growing during the winter, or someone who loves having fresh herbs on hand in their kitchen. This smart device is able to monitor every aspect of the herbs’ growth, including water, light, and nutrient levels. All they have to do is put the herb capsules into the machine and add water, and the herbs will grow in just a few weeks. 

Price at time of publish: $80

Danner Mountain 600 Waterproof Hiking Boot

Danner Mountain 600 Waterproof Hiking Boot

REI

Hikers know that a great pair of hiking boots can make or break the hiking experience. These hiking boots from Danner are both durable and comfortable. They were actually designed to hold up in the climate of the Pacific Northwest, so you know that they can handle rough weather conditions. 

The entirety of the shoe is waterproof, including the suede, and contains OrthoLite footbeds that make for a more comfortable tread. Plus, the traction of the shoes will allow them to traverse all kinds of terrain with ease. Should you buy these for the outdoors lover in your life, the brand does recommend getting a half size down from their normal size.

Price at time of publish: $210

Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer for Smartphones

Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer for Smartphones

Amazon

One of the biggest problems with using smartphones to take pictures is that it becomes tricky when you want to actually print them. Canon has solved that problem by coming out with a printer that connects to your smartphone and tablet via Bluetooth. The printer doesn’t require ink and prints pictures that come out completely smudge-free. It can be charged via USB and is so small (5.6 ounces) that it can be carted around while out and about with friends or family. Keep it mind that photo paper is sold separately.

Price at time of publish: $144

Slip Silk Pillowcase

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Slip Silk Pillowcase

Sephora

Silk pillowcases not only feel luxurious, but they can also help your skin and hair look better. The Slip Silk Pillowcase is made of Mulberry silk, which is considered to be the best silk on the market. We tested 21 different silk pillowcases and found this pillowcase to be the best based on its quality, durability, and fit. We like that it comes with a zipper enclosure to ensure that your pillow remains hidden in the case. The color options are great too, including white, grey, gold, pink, and more, so you can easily find something that matches your friend or family member's current bedspread.

Price at time of publish: $89 for queen

Beis The Cosmetics Case

Beis The Cosmetics Case

Beis

A great makeup bag can truly go a long way while traveling. The Beis Cosmetic Case has enough room to fitmakeup essentials, as well as useful compartments to ensure those products don’t get jumbled up while in transit. These compartments include two spaces for brushes, as well as a secure flap that folds over to cover the brushes. There’s also a zippered pocket to secure items like lip glosses, eye pencils and liners, and another compartment dedicated to the product’s included mirror, which makes touching up even easier on the go. It’s also spill-proof, so if a product in the catch-all area leaks or breaks open, rest assured the bag won’t be ruined. 

Price at time of publish: $68

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Sweatpants

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Sweatpants

Quince

One of the best gifts you can get your work-from-home friend or family member is a pair of cozy bottoms to help them get through the workday. These Quince sweatpants are perfect for that, or simply just lazing around the house. The pants are made from Mongolian cashmere, which is considered premium for its long and resilient fibers. You can choose between five colors, including navy, oatmeal, burgundy, grey, and black.

Price at time of publish: $100

Tineco Pure One S11 Cordless Vacuum

Tineco Pure One S11 Cordless Vacuum

Amazon

The Tineco Pure One S11 Cordless Vacuum is a great maintenance gift as it’s a comparatively affordable vacuum and, according to our testing, the best cordless vacuum on the market. During our testing we found this cordless vacuum was able to pick up all of the debris we laid out for it, including dirt, crushed cereal, cat litter, and human and pet hair on both hard floors and carpeting. We also like that it can convert into a handheld vacuum, and that it changes the suction strength based on the mess it detects.

Price at time of publish: $400

LIKHÂ Baby Fox Planter

LIKHÂ Baby Fox Planter

LIKHÂ

This unique planter will be a super cute addition to any plant parent’s pot collection. Each one of these adorable animals are handmade from artisans in the Philippines using coco coir, which are fibers that are extracted from the exterior of a coconut. This material is highly absorbent, so you don’t have to worry about water ruining the planter (although we do recommend using a plastic pot just in case). The Coco Coir Pots come in a wide variety of animal options, including dogs, farm animals, dinosaurs, and many more.

Price at time of publish: From $35

Philips SmartSleep HF3520 Wake-Up Light

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Philips SmartSleep HF3520 Wake-Up Light

Amazon

Being jolted awake by your smartphone’s alarm isn’t exactly the best way to wake up in the morning. Phillips developed this sunrise alarm clock to help people rise and shine in a way that is more relaxing. Thirty minutes before wake up time, the clock’s light illuminates, changing from red to orange and then yellow to mimic a sunrise. This supplemental light is what triggers the body to wake up naturally. Once your giftee's room is engulfed in this light, a natural sound of their choosing will play (options include forest birds, ocean waves, and more). It also has a similar sunset simulation for bedtime.

Price at time of publish: $100

JBL Flip 6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Flip 6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

JBL

The JBL Flip is made for the modern day, as it connects via Bluetooth and is dust-proof and waterproof, so it your recipient can take it to various outdoor settings and not worry about it getting damaged. The cylindrical shape is so convenient that they may even be able to fit it in their car’s cup holder. The speaker can last for 12 hours on a single charge and comes in fun colors, including teal, pink, red, and more.

Price at time of publish: $130

What's for Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People

What's for Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People

Amazon

Former Bon Appetit star turned cookbook author Claire Saffitz has become somewhat of a dessert queen in the baking world, which is all the reason why you should get this for the baker in your life. This cookbook is a whopping 368 pages, containing 100 recipes of crowd-pleasing baked goods, including cookies, pies, cakes, brownies, and even molten lava cakes. 

Price at time of publish: $38

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon

Kindle’s popularity still abounds for its incredible convenience and durability. With the included subscription, your friend or family member will have access to two million titles and thousands of audio books at their finger tips. They will also be able to adjust the brightness of the machine and increase the text size of the book to their liking. This Kindle was also built to handle disaster: If dropped in water, it’ll survive for 60 minutes in more than six feet of fresh water and 0.6 feet of seawater. What’s more, a single charge can last for weeks.

Price at time of publish: $140

L.L. Bean Women's Bean's Sherpa Fleece Jacket

L.L. Bean Women's Bean's Sherpa Fleece Jacket

L.L. Bean 

Everyone needs a reliable, cozy fleece jacket to wrap themselves in during fall and winter. This option from L.L. Bean gives wearers exactly that thanks to its warmth, soft fleece construction, and slightly fitted shape, which is both comfortable and flattering at the same time. This jacket comes in five colors, including white, indigo, black, a brownish mustard, and a striking emerald. We also love that it comes in a wide variety of sizes, including petite and plus size options.

Price at time of publish: $99

Apple AirTag 4 Pack

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Apple AirTag 4 Pack

Amazon

This may not be the most exciting gift, but it is truly one of the most useful tools you can give anyone. The Apple AirTag is a tracking device that can be attached to most important items, including luggage, keys, a wallet, and even a car. The AirTag automatically syncs up to the owner's iPhone, allowing people to track its whereabouts at all times on the Find My app. Plus, if the tag is attached to something that does get lost, whoever has it is unable to access their information via the AirTag.

Price at time of publish: $95

Oxford Chef 8-Inch Chef's Knife

Oxford Chef 8-Inch Chef's Knife

Oxford Chef

Every home cook needs at least one great chef’s knife in their arsenal. This product from Oxford Chef is both affordable (compared to other chef’s knives) and is equipped with the right materials to get any and all chopping and slicing jobs done. This Japanese-style model is largely made with Damascus steel, making the knife light in weight, which puts less strain on your hands, and resistant to rust and corrosion. It also boasts a razor sharpness that will stay sharp for long periods of time.

Price at time of publish: $90

Questions You Might Ask

How do I pick a Christmas gift for someone? 

According to Fisher, her go-to strategy is putting yourself entirely in the shoes of your recipient to decide on their gift. “The number one thing that I recommend is to take yourself out of the equation,” she says. “While it’s easy to gift something that you like personally (we’ve all been guilty of falling into the ‘I’ll buy one for them and one for me’ mentality!), I recommend taking a moment to put yourself in the mindset of the person that you are shopping for. Think about their interests, what is currently going on in their life, and what would light them up. A gift that is both useful and thoughtful will make a more lasting impact on your recipient.” 

How much should I be spending on a Christmas gift?

Fisher doesn’t have any hard and fast rules regarding the price of a Christmas gift. Instead, she recommends focusing more on the value it will bring to the gift’s receiver. “At risk of sounding cliché, what is more important is the thought behind the gift,” she says. She also stresses that the thought behind a gift isn’t measured by the amount listed on a price tag. “You don’t need to spend a lot to show someone that you care about them or appreciate what they have done for you throughout the year,” she tells us. “No matter your budget, you can gift a little bit of luxe at the holidays with a chic candle, beautiful coffee table book, or high-end olive oil—all of these gifts could be under $50 but will give a ‘wow’ moment to someone who may not normally treat themselves.”

If you’re buying presents for a handful of friends and coworkers, Fisher says you can get creative with budget gifts without skimping on thoughtfulness. “A gift card for a coffee or even lottery tickets tucked inside of a hand-made card from your kids, and beautifully wrapped baked goods are a few lower-cost, thoughtful gift ideas to hand out to larger groups of people,” she says.

What are some creative Christmas gifts?

Whether you’re stumped on what to get someone who is hard to buy for, or really want to take your gift-giving up a notch this year, Fisher has some great ideas for creative Christmas gifts. The first thing she recommends is doing something personalized that isn’t a monogrammed item. “Whether it’s something in their favorite color, fragrance or flavor, or an item that can be useful in their day-to day-life but has a fun or unique twist will really stand out,” she says. “I love the hunt for a fun, tech-forward gift that is both useful and unexpected like a coffee mug warmer, or a chic phone charging station.” For those who have it all, she suggests giving a donation in their name to a charity of their liking.

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Rachel Center, a product reviews home writer for Real Simple. To write this article, she spent hours researching the best Christmas gift ideas to make the best possible recommendations. She also spoke to gifting expert Kristin Fisher, founder of Bocu, for expert insight on choosing a Christmas gift.

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