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The ultimate Christmas gift-buying guide for 2022: Top picks for men, women & kids


Christmas is around the corner, and it can seem daunting if you’re just starting your Christmas present list. We’ve put together a gift-buying guide for everyone on your list to simplify your Christmas shopping.

A thoughtful gift makes the receiver feel seen and valued. A poor one makes people doubt your knowledge of them. Whether giving gifts is your love language or they are all Greek to you, we are here to assist you in making the finest Christmas purchase decisions. We have what you need, whether you’re shopping for gifts for loved ones, close friends, or your significant other. Continue reading below to start crossing items off your holiday gift list!

Gifts for Women

First up, we have presents for all the important women in your life, including your grandmother, best friend, and former coworker who is now your work wife. Limited edition Advent calendars, skincare and makeup sets from brands like Glossier and Rare Beauty, adorable jewelry, spotless gift baskets, and lucid pajama sets for the ultimate homebody are just a few of the highlights for your present recipient.

Christmas Gift Buying Guide

Gifts Under $25

Shopping for Christmas presents might be more enjoyable if you stick to your budget. Your limit has been established to allow for some creative freedom. Not sure where to begin? Beauty sets are a sure choice for everyone; some of our faves are made by Laneige and Supergoop, and minis are perfect for pals with travel plans over the holidays.

They are among the best stocking stuffers available. Emi Jay’s butterfly barrettes are a no-brainer for the Y2K-obsessed millennial on your list, as are a set of iridescent pocket mirrors that will never cease to delight when taken out of a purse. (So lovely!) The weather-predicting Storm Cloud from Uncommon Goods makes a fantastic desk companion if you’re buying a present for a coworker—cue the White Elephant exchange.

Gifts for moms

Mom most likely wants you to call her once a week, but it doesn’t mean she’ll turn down tangible gifts. Self-care gifts, such as one of Lake’s luxurious robes to enhance her morning ritual or a gorgeous weighted blanket to cuddle up with at home, are always welcomed. If the Theragun you gave her last year is still in the box, Lanshin’s hand massager is an excellent backup.

Gifts for husbands

Most guys want cool gifts they can use, not what we think they care about (leather passport holders, nubby-knit sweaters, etc.). Do we suggest? Avoid buying him pricey clothes that will just gather dust and opt instead for items you know he will adore. We’re talking drizzle-on-everything sauces for the gourmet, monthly subscription boxes for coffee lovers (plus the gooseneck kettle to take their brew to the next level), and a specially embroidered shirt—because males curate their off-duty uniform just as much as you do.

Christmas Gift Buying Guide

We’ve all had friends who are difficult to buy gifts for. The positive news is that when they have so much, the risks are surprisingly low, so you may forego the printed tote or stainless steel water bottle and enjoy giving them your gift. We prefer unusual presents that they would not have considered right away, such as heirloom-quality jewelry (including a small home for safe-keeping) or top-notch cookware for the one person in your life who has a subscription to New York Times Cooking.


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