We've all heard the warnings this year: start your holiday shopping early to get your gifts in on time. Supply chain issues, supply and demand, and slower shipping times are projected to be bad this year. And while I do love shopping for Christmas gifts around Christmastime, my practical side won out and I'm already knee-deep in presents.
So, in order to help you get a jumpstart on your gifting this year, this will be a long post full of helpful suggestions on thoughtful, intentional gifts for your loved ones.
Either scroll through to find gift ideas for those hard to shop for people or click the section titles to the right to automatically visit the section for you.
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Gifts for Him
Dads, brothers, nephews, grandsons, husbands. Let's face it, they're some of the hardest to shop for. Especially if they give the classic "oh I don't need anything" response to a point blank question.
I think there's quite the misconception that men don't appreciate thoughtful, well-appointed, well-designed items. My husband certainly does and even if they don't admit it, most men can at least pick something out of a lineup that's beautiful and quality - even if they don't think they need it.
So no matter which male of your family or friend group you're buying for, here are some thoughtful gift ideas to help you out as you shop.
10. Chefs Knife
Gifts for Her
While women have arguably the largest selection of categories to choose from for gifts, the sheer amount of choices can be overwhelming.
These ten items are a curation of thoughtful, meaningful gifts that can be a standalone present or one of many tucked under the tree.
A few things to keep in mind when shopping for women:
- if she already has a list, better stick to it
- even if a present seems "boring" (for example, a new skillet) if she's asking for it, it won't be boring to her
- bigger doesn't mean better
8. Sweater Comb
9. Coffee Mug
10. Parachute Robe
Featured Home Gift Idea
The perfect gift for anyone who loves where they live or are a long way from home, Native Maps are minimal, beautifully designed map prints.
Featuring cities like Boston and Charlotte and boroughs of New York like Brooklyn and Queens there's a special map with your home ready to be framed and proudly displayed on the walls of a loved ones' home.
images below from the Native Maps site
Gifts Under $25 // Stocking Stuffers
I love that these days sustainable gifts are just as fun and quality as other gifts. When looking for sustainable options I love to find brands that have sustainable practices for garment or product creation or products that promote multi-use functions (like reusable utensils instead of plastic).
Looking for more gift ideas? Coming next week will be a roundup of my favorite subscription services that would be lovely to gift, advent calendars, gifts for pet lovers, thoughtful gifts for small children.