Some call them literati, bibliophiles, or even bookworms. But they’re not too concerned about those titles, ‘cus they’re busy browsing the shelves for titles from their favorite authors. That’s right, we’re talking about book lovers. You could pick up a copy of the latest best-seller or a literary classic to stuff in their stocking this year, but chances are they’ve already devoured it, cover to cover. Instead, try one of these selections from our library of gift ideas that are sure to read well with the well-read.
The saying goes that nothing compares to the thrill of seeing your name in print. Nowadays, we could argue that seeing our name listed online, recommended on TV, or mentioned on a podcast gives us that same intoxicating feeling. We’re always excited when our friends in high places share our goods with their loyal fans. Thanks to our amazing media partners, we’ve experienced this adrenaline rush many times this year. Read on for uncommon goods that were recently recommended by a few of our favorite press outlets.
Downward dog. Lotus. Shavasana. We’re speaking her language, and now we’re going to let these yoga-mazing gifts do the talking. They’re designed for maximum “om” both at home and out in the world. Because let’s face it—keeping calm during the holidays is tough—even for a seasoned yogi.
The kids will be alright—as long as you keep them entertained, stimulated, and happy! It may seem like, well, child’s play to pick out presents for the teeniest in your bunch. But in reality, kids can be some of the toughest customers come holiday time. The best strategy: Forget the trendy toy of the year, which the tots will see right through. Instead, go for gifts that’ll charm them with their uniqueness, keep their hands and minds busy, or speak specifically to them (thank you, personalization!).
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.
Here’s to all the extra plates of cookies, extra comforting hugs, and extra helpful advice we get from our grandparents. Now it’s your turn to show those holders of infinite wisdom (and, it seems, infinite candies) that you care. We put together a list of presents that’ll guarantee a good face-smush or cheek-pinch in appreciation.
These days, brewing and distilling industries are experimenting constantly, so it’s hard to keep track of a beer or whiskey lover’s favorites. Today, it’s this saison beer and that high-rye bourbon—but next week it’s that single-hop IPA and this small batch Islay single malt. The last thing you want to see at gift-giving time is that polite smile that says the hooch you chose is so three weeks ago. Surprise them with a gift they didn’t see coming instead. Something to elevate their drinking experience, or express their passion for their beverage of choice—like the 14 beer and whiskey lover gifts below.