Gifts

Birthdays and major holidays are the obvious times for gifting, but there are so many occasions throughout the year when a present is the appropriate gesture. But finding something just right for your friend or family member can feel like the hardest shopping task you’ve ever faced—which is why we’ve created so many carefully curated gift guides. Whether you need gift ideas for your mother-in-law (now that’s a hard one), the perfect Christmas present for your temperamental teen, or a fun token to cheer up your wine-loving best friend, you’ll find something that’ll leave your loved one thinking: How did she know that’s what I wanted? But don’t forget the card—every good gift deserves an equally thoughtful card to match. From the sentimental to the silly, the cards our editors have sourced for you are far superior to any last-minute drugstore finds. We’ll let you accept all the credit.

20 Great Wedding Gift Ideas

These thoughtful wedding gifts ideas have everything you're looking for: style, function, and a touch of personalization for the special couple.

I Launched a Subscription Box Service of Educational Toys for Babies, by Experts

After watching the way my baby interacted with his toys, I realized he could benefit from subscription boxes dedicated to toys and kits that help grow his developing mind—and your baby can, too.

6 Pretty Flowers and Their Symbolic Meanings

Instead of simply grabbing the nicest thing at the supermarket, pick a bouquet with a message.

10 Great Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

A gracious guest never shows up empty-handed: Here are ten thoughtful ways to give your compliments to the chef.

90 Great Hostess Gifts

These seasonal picks will show your gratitude—and maybe (probably!) even snag you another invitation.

DIY Cake Toppers for Every Celebration

In celebration of Real Simple’s 15th anniversary, we assembled an assortment of impressive do-it-yourself cake (and cupcake) toppers. These crafty embellishments will make any dessert look so special that party guests will probably ask where you bought them.

10 Ways to Be the Ideal Houseguest

Follow these simple rules of etiquette to ensure you’re invited back.

24 Creative Goody Bag Ideas

From magic to secret agent, these clever favors correspond to a fun party theme.

The Best Gift for New Moms Is This MOMBOX Care Kit

Finally, a gift box new moms will actually use! 

Great Gifts for Men

Find unique ideas sure to thrill all of the men in your life, any time you want to celebrate them.