Holiday Gifts for Everyone in Your Life

It’s getting closer to Christmas and Hanukkah. This means it’s time to finish up your holiday shopping. We created a holiday shopping guide that you can use for most people in your life. We separated it into several categories: adults, teens, children, stocking stuffers, experiences and unique gifts.


You’re never too old to love the holiday season! It doesn’t matter how old we are, we always get excited to exchange gifts with loved ones. We came up with a list that can work for adults in all phases of their life. It doesn’t matter if they just graduated college or if they are close to retirement.

1. A Cast Iron Skillet

For your chef friends, a quality cast iron skillet is a great gift that should last them a long time. They even come in many different colors so it can be personalized.

2. A Leather Bag

Whether it’s a purse, a briefcase or a duffle bag, find something quality that is going to last. Remember though, there’s a difference between paying for quality and paying for the name of the brand.

3. A Subscription

A subscription is a great idea overall because who doesn’t love getting something every month? There are plenty of ideas, including magazines, newspapers, book boxes, foodie boxes, wine of the month and bridal boxes. Surprise someone special in your life with a gift that keeps on giving all year.

4. Cozy Slippers

For the person who wants to relax more this winter, go with fuzzy slippers. They are great for walking around the house on frigid days.

5. A Throw Blanket

You can never have too many blankets is our moto. We love to curl up with a blanket in front of the TV, especially this time of year. We especially love Vera Bradley throws, but many stores also carry holiday themed ones.

6. A Bar Cart

A great gift for any host or hostess. A bar cart looks great in the living room or dining room and is perfect for those who like to plan parties. They can display their favorite glasses and barware, while also giving them room to store liquor and wine bottles.

7. A Camera

Capture life with a brand-new camera. There are plenty of options to choose from, like small ones that fit into a purse or pocket, to professional equipment for those who do photography as a hobby.

8. A Winter Coat

Make sure the person you’re shopping for is stylish and warm all winter long. Having a new coat makes us happier to embrace the cold weather because at least we’re going to look great.

9. A Personalized Ornament

Something personal is always a good idea during the holiday season! Whether it’s something you’re celebrating together or to recognize a milestone in their life, we know the gift receiver will appreciate the thoughtful idea.

10. A Lush Gift Box

Everyone needs pampering and what better time than the holiday season? Lush is one of our favorite stores and they carry many different gift boxes for all price ranges. They also differ based on the person’s favorite type of products and scents.


Teens can be difficult to shop for. They don’t have the same excitement as they did when they were younger. But they still want to have a special holiday season. We found the best ideas to please almost every teen this holiday season.

1. Cards Against Humanity

As long as you realize they don’t want to play this with their parents. Cards Against Humanity is a hilarious game that let’s teens have fun with their friends. We’ve had the game since we were teens.

2. A Journal

Don’t call it a diary! A nice journal can be a form of creative expression for teens, no matter what they choose to write about. They don’t even have to write in it, they can draw.

3. A Mini Fridge

We gifted a mini-fridge last year and it went over well. The new colorful mini fridges we’ve seen advertised a lot can be used as advertised. But recently, many teens put it in their bathrooms and use it to store beauty products.

4. Bedroom Lights

Teens love to personalize their space as best they can. Enter bedroom lights, which can be put on the walls. Some of the ones we’ve seen come with a remote so they can change the colors.

5. A Streaming Subscription

If they don’t have access to all the streaming services already, gift them one that they would like. They might even share it with you.

6. Record Player with Bluetooth

So, vinyl records are in again. The new record players also come with a Bluetooth option. Your teen can either play music from their phone or choose to build a record collection.

7. A Pool Table

This is our most expensive option, but it works well if you have more than one teen at home and you have the space for it. A pool table is perfect for creating a gameroom or just putting in a basement so your teen and their friends can hangout.


Nobody loves the holiday season more than children. Whether they count down the nights of Hanukkah or wake up Christmas morning and rush to the tree, there’s something about celebrating with a child that brings the holiday magic.

1. A Stuffed Animal

You’re not just giving your child a toy; you’re giving them a friend. Stuffed animals are so special to children and they might even take it along with them to college one day.

2. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books

These are our personal favorite children’s books. They’re funny, engaging and perfect for young readers to discover a love for literature.

3. A Sled

If it snows in your area, give your child a gift that can make them memories. Sledding was always one of our favorite things to do in the winter.

4. Anti-Coloring Books

Anti-coloring books are an awesome brand of coloring books that encourages more creativity.

5. A Scooter

Scooters seem to be popular again. It’s a way to get your child outside and playing instead of spending all their time inside looking at tech.

Stocking Stuffers

It’s fun to see what Santa put in your stocking every year! We have a few inexpensive ideas that still bring the cheer.

1. Candy

Because who doesn’t love candy? We prefer chocolate but base it off whoever you’re shopping for.

2. A Gift Card

Gift cards that are for $5 to $10 are a special treat. We recommend Starbucks, Amazon, Subway or Panera.

3. Nail Polish

Holiday themed nail colors get you excited about the holiday season. Think red, green, blue, silver and gold.

4. Fuzzy Socks

Holiday socks that are also super warm are great for winter nights. You can even find ones with reindeer or dreidels on them.

5. Mad Libs

Give the gift of creativity this holiday season. Gather the whole family around to laugh and joke around together, while coming up with insane stories.


Some people in your life may not need any material items this year. Consider giving an experience gift instead.

1. Tickets

Find a ticket to an even that you know they’re going to enjoy. Whether it’s a sporting event or a concert, there’s bound to be something out there.

2. A Weekend Getaway

For couples, it’s nice to get some alone time during your hectic lives. Gift a weekend away to your significant other where you can relax and enjoy some quality time.

3. Spa Treatments

Everyone could use a mani-pedi, massage and a facial. It doesn’t matter their age or gender. It always feels good to be pampered.

4. A Fancy Dinner

Is there a restaurant they always wanted to try and never had the time? You can gift a fancy dinner as something you two do together or just find a gift card to the location. But it’s always nice to have a night to get dressed up and go to someplace special.

5. A City Food Tour

If you live in a major metropolitan area and don’t have a chance to be regulars at a lot of the restaurants (most of us aren’t) then sign up for a city food tour. Couples, friends and families can all join in. It’s both interactive and tasty.

Unique Gifts

If you’re shopping for someone who seems to have everything and you don’t want to get them an experience, you’ve come to the right place. We found great ideas that can work for your more difficult to shop for friends.

1. Nostalgia Electronics

Nostalgia Electronics is one of our favorite brands. They have so many cool kitchen gadgets, including a s’mores maker, a chocolate fountain, a grilled cheese maker and an old school popcorn machine. Most of their appliances are even under $50.

2. A Donation to Charity

So, they really don’t want anything. Find out their favorite charity and make a donation in their name. Last week we watched an episode of Home Economics with a secret Santa gift exchange. The recipient didn’t want anything, so the gift giver paid off all the lunch debt of the recipient’s students.

3. A Himalayan Salt Block

For cooking enthusiasts, there’s nothing better than getting something new for the kitchen. We learned about these at a specialty store a couple of months ago. They can be used in the oven or on the stove to create great flavor in meat, seafood and veggies.

4. A World Scratch Map

For the world traveler. A scratch map allows them to scratch off the countries they’ve been to and make their wall look great with the map. We love scratching off countries after we get home from vacation.

5. A Scrapbook

Get very personal by making a scrapbook of your favorite memories. Whether it’s for a significant other, a friend, or a family member, they are going to appreciate the time and effort spent on a gift that’s going to remind them of amazing memories.

19 thoughts on “Holiday Gifts for Everyone in Your Life”

  1. These are such wonderful ideas!! I’ve had my cast iron pan for years and years and I still use it all the time. My daughter asked for a mini fridge for Christmas when she was 7 years old. She still likes to hoard food in her room.

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