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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2022

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2022

It's that time of year again! Hanuka, Christmas, New Year... The holidays are just around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about what gifts to give your loved ones!

If you're feeling stumped, don't worry—we've got you covered.

In this gift guide, we'll show you some of the best gifts for her, him, kids, and friends.

So whether you're looking for a special something for your wife or husband, your son or daughter, or your BFF, you're sure to find the perfect present in this guide.

Happy shopping!

What Are The Best Holiday Gift Ideas?

Gift Ideas for Her

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If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift idea for the special woman in your life, look no further! Here are some of the best holiday gift ideas for her:

1. Day at the spa

Does she need a chance to relax and rejuvenate? Give her a day at the spa, where she can enjoy a massage, facial, and other indulgent treatments.

2. Romantic weekend getaway

Treat her to a romantic weekend away at a bed and breakfast, inn, or resort. She'll appreciate the time spent together without the distractions of everyday life.

3. New piece of jewelry

Whether it's a pair of earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet, she'll love receiving a beautiful piece of jewelry. Choose something that suits her personal style.

My top pick: this initial pendant necklace

4. Inscribed book

Does she love to read? Find an inscribed book that will resonate with her and let her know how much you care.

My top pick: “It Starts With Us” by Colleen Hoover

5. Basket of gourmet treats

Fill a basket with her favorite gourmet foods, such as chocolates, cheeses, cookies, or tea. She'll appreciate your thoughtful gesture - and the delicious treats!

My top pick: these goodies from the Mouth

6. Perfume or scented candles

Is she always trying out new fragrances? Help her expand her collection with a bottle of perfume or some scented candles.

My top pick: ’REPLICA’ By the Fireplace

7. Gift certificate to her favorite store

If you're not sure what to get her, why not let her choose? Get her a gift certificate to her favorite clothing or home décor store.

8. Nice dress or outfit

If you know her style, you can't go wrong with a new dress or outfit. She'll appreciate your efforts to find something she loves.

My top pick: anything from G. Label

9. Subscription to her favorite magazine

Does she love keeping up with the latest trends? Get her a subscription to her favorite magazine, so she can read it every month.

10. Tickets to a show or a festive concert

Does she enjoy going out to see shows and concerts? Get her tickets to a show or festive concert that she'll love. A gift that keeps on giving!

11. Cosmetics, such as eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, etc.

For the woman who loves her glam, give her a new eyeshadow palette, blush, lipstick, or other cosmetic product. There are plenty of holiday sets to choose from.

My top pick: Sephora’s holiday lip set

12. Planner

If she's always on the go, help her stay organized with a stylish and functional planner. This one from Moleskin has plenty of space for jotting down appointments and to-dos, plus it comes with stickers and other fun extras to make planning a breeze.

Gift Ideas for Him

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Need some holiday gift ideas for the special man in your life? Here are some fun ideas to help you get inspired:

1. Nice watch

A nice watch is a classic gift that he'll appreciate and wear for years to come. Choose one that suits his personal style and taste.

My top pick: this Swiss Classic Dream Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

2. Gift certificate to his favorite store

Not sure what to get him? Why not let him choose with a gift certificate to his favorite store? He'll be sure to find something he loves.

3. New toolset

For the handyman in your life, a new tool set is sure to be appreciated. He can use it for all his projects around the house - big and small.

My top pick: Anvil Tool Kit

4. Golf clubs or other sports equipment

If he's into golf or another sport, get him a new set of golf clubs or other sports equipment. He'll love using them the next time he hits the links or court.

5. Bottle of his favorite cologne or aftershave

Help him expand his collection with a bottle of cologne or aftershave. A gift like this is sure to please any man.

My top pick: Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette

6. New jacket or sweater

Keep him warm this winter with a new jacket or sweater. A classic gift that is always a hit. 

My top pick: Uniqlo’s 100% cashmere jumper

7. Tickets to a sporting event or concert

Does he enjoy going to see live sporting events or concerts? Get him tickets to a game or show that he'll love. He'll love having an outing to look forward to.

8. Movie tickets and popcorn for two

Plan a fun date night with movie tickets and popcorn for two. He'll appreciate your thoughtfulness - and the chance to spend some quality time together.

9. A nice bottle of scotch whisky or bourbon

For the man who enjoys a good drink, a nice bottle of scotch whisky or bourbon is sure to please. Choose one that he'll enjoy sipping on - and be sure to include a glass for him to use.

My top pick: The GlenDronach Single Malt Scotch Whisky Revival Aged 15 Years

10. Smartwatch

A smartwatch like the Apple Watch or Fitbit is a great holiday gift for the tech-savvy man in your life. He can use it to track his fitness goals, stay connected with loved ones, and more.

My top pick: Apple Watch

11. Kindle or another e-reader

Is he an avid reader? Get him a Kindle or other e-reader, so he can have his favorite books with him at all times. He'll love being able to travel light.

My top pick: Kindle Paperwhite

12. Portable solar charger

For the guy who loves being outdoors, a great gift idea is a portable solar charger. This one from Anker can charge his smartphone or tablet quickly and easily, making it perfect for camping trips, hiking excursions, and more.

My top pick: BigBlue solar charger

Gifts Ideas for Kids

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Need some holiday gift ideas for the special kids in your life? Here are some fun ideas to help you get inspired:

1. Bike

A bike is the perfect holiday gift for active kids. They'll love being able to explore their neighborhood or go on adventures with their friends.

2. A toy car or motorcycle

For kids who love cars and motorcycles, a toy car or motorcycle is the perfect holiday gift. They can race around the house or play with them in the sandbox.

My top pick: Toy Construction Truck

3. A doll or teddy bear

For the little ones in your life, a doll or teddy bear is sure to please. They can cuddle with them at night or take them everywhere they go. It might just become their favorite for life! 

My top pick: Paddington Bear

4. A coloring book and crayons or paints

Coloring books and crayons or paints make a great holiday gift for kids of all ages. They can express their creativity and have hours of fun.

My top pick: The Lorax Deluxe Doodle Book

5. Building blocks or a construction set

Building blocks or a construction set is a great holiday gift for kids who love to build. They can create towers, houses, or anything their imagination

My top pick: Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set

6. Classic Board Games Monopoly or Scrabble

Board games are a great holiday gift for kids of all ages. They can play with their siblings or friends and have hours of fun. 

My top pick: Scrabble board game

7. A kite

For kids who love being outdoors, a kite is the perfect holiday gift. They can fly it in the park or at the beach.

My top pick: Mint's Colorful Life Delta Kite for Kids & Adults

8. A jigsaw puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles are a great holiday gift for kids who love to solve problems. They can work on them alone or with their family. You can select the difficulty level based on age. 

9. Books (choose age-appropriate books)

Books make a great holiday gift for kids of all ages. You can find books for toddlers, kids, tweens, and teens. Choose ones that are age-appropriate and that your child will enjoy.

10. Gift card to a favorite store

A gift card is a great holiday gift for kids of all ages. They can use it to buy what they want or need. This can be a special and fun outing for them.

Gift Ideas for Friends

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Need some holiday gift ideas for your friends? Here are some fun and unique ideas:

1. Basket filled with their favorite things

Fill a basket with your friend's favorite things - food, drinks, books, movies, etc. They'll love the thoughtfulness you put into assembling things they love.

2. Gift card to their favorite restaurant

A gift card to their favorite restaurant is a great holiday gift for your foodie friends. They can use it to try something new or get their favorite dish.

3. Ticket to a concert or show

For your friends who love music or the arts, a ticket to a concert or show is the perfect holiday gift. They can enjoy a night out and see their favorite band or artist.

4. A day at the spa

For your friends who could use some relaxation, a day at the spa is a great holiday gift. They can enjoy a massage, facial, and other treatments.

5. A festive mug or ornament

Start their day off with a smile by giving her a holiday-themed mug filled with some festive holiday treats. Or, give them a holiday ornament to hang on their tree.

My top pick: these great options from Macy’s

6. Festive scented candle

Scented candles are a great holiday gift for your friends who love to relax. Choose a holiday scent like peppermint or cinnamon. An instant upgrade to the holiday atmosphere in the room. 

My top pick: Love & Linger Gingerbread Christmas Cookie Candle

7. Customized holiday cookies or cake

For your friends with a sweet tooth, holiday cookies or cake are the perfect holiday gift. You can have them customized with a special message or holiday design.

8. High quality socks or pajamas

For your friends who prioritize comfort, a pair of socks or pajamas are the perfect holiday gift. They can lounge around the house in comfort all holiday season and beyond. 

My top pick: Neverquit padded ankle socks

9. Gloves, a hat, and scarf set

Some winter accessories are great holiday gifts for your friends who live in colder climates. They can stay warm and think of you all winter long.

10. Book

For your friends who love to read, a book is the perfect holiday gift. Add a thoughtful note on the inside cover for a personal touch.

11. Journal

A journal is another great idea. Many of us try to set new goals around the holidays and a journal can be a great way to keep track and stay motivated. 

My top pick: The Freedom Journal

12. Passport holder and travel documents organizer

If you have a friend who is always jet-setting to far-flung destinations, pick up a travel-themed gift like a passport holder or travel document organizer.

My top pick: Melsbrinna Passport Holder

Conclusion

No matter who you're shopping for this holiday season, we hope this gift guide has given you some inspiration. 

From practical gifts like planners and solar chargers to unique finds like scratch-off world maps, there's something here for everyone on your list.

So get out there and start crossing those names off—happy shopping!

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Alisa Goz is a digital nomad, travel blogger, and passionate life-long learner. Join Alisa at AlisaGoz.com for the best tips for stress-free travel. Before starting her blog, Alisa worked as a non-profit fundraiser at top New York cultural institutions. She carries her passion for building community through everything she does. 

 

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