I love the holidays! Spending quality time with loved ones and eating lots of yummy food makes me so happy. But buying presents for Christmas can be overwhelming with so many choices. While some of you early birds may have already finished your shopping, I thought I’d share some great gift ideas I found online for those of you, who – like me – are just getting started.
Since we’ve all been spending more time at home, I thought these gifts will make friends or family even more comfortable!
Scented ‘Homesick’ Candles
The holidays are going to look different this year, with many people not able to go home to celebrate. This “Homesick” candle is the perfect way to bring the essence of a city, state or country to those that might not be traveling this year. https://homesick.com/
Cozy ‘Warmie’ Slippers
Give your Mom, sister or friend that warm fuzzy feeling – literally! Believe it or not, these slippers are microwaveable so their feet will never get cold again.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Because we all need a little Zen in our lives. Put your favorite scented essential oil in this diffuser and let the calm wash over you.
Winc: Monthly Wine Subscription
Let you friends find their perfect custom wine that gets delivered to them monthly! Because when all else fails: drink wine. https://www.winc.com/?irclickid=QsiUCH28ExyLRL20UfQwQyYMUkEwWLVvI1NIRc0&irgwc=1&utm_source=affiliates&ircid=9573&irpid=159047
FOR THE POP CULTURE FANATIC
I don’t know about you, but I love Schitt’s Creek. Gift a fellow fan with this cute and functional Rose Apothecary bag or a funny Moira Rose-inspired mug. Rose Apothecary Tote Bag: https://schittscreek.shop/product/rose-apothecary-tote/ Bébé It’s Cold Outside mug: https://bit.ly/3kXfLp6
FOR THE MEN IN YOUR LIVES
3-in-1 Apple Charging Station
So, he can keep all of his beloved gadgets in one place! Charges your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time.
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
Let him mix, match and experiment to find his perfect blend of spicy, tangy hot sauce. https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/make-your-own-hot-sauce-kit
TEENS, TWEENS AND EVERYONE IN-BETWEEN
DIY Journal Kit
Let your teen/tween get creative and also get all their feelings out! They can customize this journal any way they want and really let their individuality shine. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XWV5X9N
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
This mini polaroid camera has just the right “throwback” appeal to get your teen’s eyes off their phone for a night. This lets them capture memories with their friends that they can keep and hold on to.
‘Kid’s Cook’ Cookbook
This cookbook from Good Housekeeping has simple recipes that appeal to every kid. It’s also a great opportunity for you to spend some quality time with your children by cooking these recipes together.
These cute animal shaped cable protectors help keep your charging cords from fraying and put a smile on your face. A perfect little stocking stuffer for all ages.
Clever and timely! This face mask comes with built in earbuds so you can take calls while still protecting yourself and others. https://maskfone.com
Here’s an alternative to plastic wrap or tin foil when you need to cover a open tin can or exposed end of a fruit or vegetable. They stretch to fit over circular goods. https://foodhuggers.com
Perfect for the friend who is always losing their keys. The Tile Pro attaches to a keychain and is Bluetooth enabled so you can always track down where you left your keys, wallet, whatever!https://www.amazon.com/Tile-RE-21001-Pro-1-Pack/dp/B07W87124X?ref_=ast_sto_dp
Pizza Sock Box
Who said every gift has to be serious? These are just plain fun.
GIVE AN EXPERIENCE
The holidays aren’t just about giving gifts, but also about spending time together. So why not combine the two and give your loved ones a fun and special experience you can both participate in together.
Learn something new together by taking a virtual masterclass led by the world’s most successful people. https://www.masterclass.com/
Alice’s Table Virtual Flower Arranging Class
You know I love flower arranging! With Alice’s Table, they’ll deliver farm fresh flowers to your door and then learn to arrange them by taking a virtual masterclass. https://alicestable.com/events
National Parks Annual Pass
Since we’re in the middle of a pandemic, there aren’t too many places we can go visit. However, the National Parks are open, safe, and always a fun adventure. Gift your adventurous partner with this annual pass and go enjoy the great outdoors together. https://store.usgs.gov/pass
GIFTS FOR OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS
Last but not least, here are a few ideas for pets!
Sushi Cat Toy
I thought this was really cute! https://etsy.me/3lO0gRs
Little Dove Teepee for Dog or Cat
Bond & Co. Cozy Critter Dog Hoodie
This picture says it all! https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/bond-and-co-cozy-critter-dog-hoodie
I hope this gift guide helps you in your gift buying process. I wish you all a safe, healthy, and love-filled holidays. Happy Shopping!