They tell us not to live in the past. We say it’s kinda fun back there. Here are a handful of gifts that’ll have them smiling like a kid on Christmas morning. (Ah, those were the days.)
Ah, we’ve made it to the trickiest friends on your gift list: the practical pals—you know the ones—who prefer presents with a purpose. We’re talking utility all the way here; no gag gifts or frivolous finds need apply. Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of useful, thoughtful pieces for all those efficiency-loving recipients.
Distance really can make the heart grow fonder. We all have those special people who never leave us—no matter how far away they are. But what to send to show you cherish staying in touch? Whether it’s for your beloved niece who’s moved abroad, your brother from another coast, or your college bestie who just had a baby—in Brazil—we’ve gathered 11 terrific tokens to keep your past ever present. Your love goes the distance; now you can be be sure your gift does, too.
What they say: “I don’t want anything this year.” What you hear: “BUY ME SOMETHING AMAZING.” We all know someone who claims they have enough, but do they really? Not when these crowd-pleasers are still out there. We’ve collected 18 of our best bets for folks who say “no gifts, please” right here, complete with reviews from real satisfied customers. Take a gander—and happy gifting.
Whether you’re meeting the parents for the first time or the twenty-first, it’s never easy to know what, exactly, you should present as your holiday offering. A bottle of wine, while delicious, can be impersonal. A matching set of holiday sweaters? Too personal. To hit that yuletide sweet spot, look for something that’ll bring tidings of comfort and joy to their home. Wrap it up, present it with confidence, then gather around the table or fireplace to enjoy the reason for the season: loved ones coming together.
Stop us if this guy sounds familiar: He already has everything he needs (and a lot of things he doesn’t). He owns every book ever written on his favorite subject and definitely doesn’t need another sweater. You feel like it’s impossible to surprise him with anything short of a monogrammed hovercraft. He is… Mr. Impossible-to-Shop-for. Never fear—read on for some of our most uncommon offering to tackle your trickiest guy-gifting conundrums.
You love her… but you don’t know what to get her. Don’t fret, friend—we’ve all been there, and this year, we’re here to help. Even the toughest-to-shop-for gals will love something from our list of suggestions, whether it’s a custom-crafted heirloom cutting board or a travel pillow that’s also an infinity scarf. Read on to find just the thing.