Is it just us or does the holiday season feel brighter than ever? Many of us are finally being reunited with loved ones, and shopping for the best gifts (somehow?) feels less stressful—and way more exciting—than expected. (It certainly helps when you have options for days to choose from.) Granted, there may be shipping delays to be mindful of when hitting the checkout button, but that’s nothing a little planning can’t take out of the equation.
However many Christmas gifts you’ve already checked off your shopping list (or their wish list), we’re here to help you find the perfect gift. We’ve spent the last few weeks scanning the web for thoughtful gift ideas for everyone in your life—from your bestie who’s a ceramics enthusiast to your gadget-obsessed dad and then some—and decided to corral them all into one epic gift guide for you to browse and shop at ease.
Looking to surprise Mom with a monthly subscription box? There’s plenty. On the hunt for a unique gift from Etsy? Here you go. Trying to snag a great gift for your in-laws? Well, Black Friday is around the corner, and these early-bird deals are seasonal catnip for savvy shoppers. (Hi, Apple AirPods on sale.)
Fresh blooms, TikTok finds, Advent calendars, under-$25 stocking stuffers, Disney-inspired ideas, last-minute gifts—the selection of holiday gifts we’ve curated for friends and family members is virtually limitless and simultaneously spot-on. Dare we say it low-key rivals Oprah’s “Favorite Things”? Ahead, all the best gift ideas to shop in 2021.
First up, we have gifts for all the leading women in your life, from your grandma to your best friend to your colleague turned work wife. Highlights include cult-favorite skin-care sets from the likes of Glossier and Sunday Riley, cute stationery, luxe wintery candles, and cozy gifts for the ultimate homebody.
Glossier The Skincare Edit
Sunday Riley Anti-Aging Kit
Eberjey Gisele Piped Stretch-Modal Pajamas
Papier Scallop-Spine List Notepads
Trudon Fir & Gloria Candle Box
$130.00, Neiman Marcus
Harris Reed Night Sky Cocktail Ring
Everlane The Cashmere Bandana
Tenoverten The Pedicure Kit
Chances are the thing Mom wants most this year is in-person hugs and kisses, but that doesn’t mean material gifts will be refused. Presents of the self-care variety are always appreciated, like one of Lake’s super-comfy robes to elevate her morning routine or a pretty weighted blanket under which she can snuggle up.
UrbanStems The Juneau
Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket
Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box
$98.00, Tory Burch
JB x Lake Pima Robe in Meadow
Bestowe Gifting Baby Shower Love
$120.00, Bestowe Gifting
Cos Eye Mask and Hot-Water-Bottle Holder Set
Smythson Mara Passport Cover Wallet
The Laundress x Frances Valentine Hanging Cosmetic Kit
$98.00, Frances Valentine
Few guys care about the things we think they do (read “fancy sweaters,” “nubby-knit scarves”) and just want cool gifts they can actually use. Our advice? Skip the expensive stuff that’ll collect dust and go for pieces you know he’ll be excited about. We’re talking hot sauces for the foodie, cozy beanies, and fancy slippers—because guys like feeling themselves while they shuffle around the house too.
Google Nest Cam
$100.00, Best Buy
GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler
Fuego Spice Hot Sauce Gift Set (Set of 3)
Buck Mason Root Rib Cotton Cashmere Seafarer Beanie
$60.00, Buck Mason
Desmond & Dempsey Sansindo Tiger-Print Cotton Slippers
Atlas Coffee Club Subscription Gift
$60.00, Atlas Coffee
Dyson Purifier Humidify+Cool Formaldehyde
From luxe beauty to chic home decor, Nordstrom has plenty of great gift ideas if you want to get your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop. Here are six highlights to get you started.
Charlotte Tillbury Walk of No Shame Lip & Eye Set
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum
Aesop The Advocate Set
Boy Smells Holiday Votive Candle Set
Blissy Dream 4-Piece Mulberry Silk Set
Great Jones The Dutchess Dutch Oven
Lauren Rubinski Forever Beaded Phone Strap
Estelle Colored Glass Stem Wineglasses (Set of 2)
Amazon has a little something for everyone, but you already knew that. Show off your gifting skills with some crowd-pleasing picks below, including buzzy skin-care sets, tech gifts, and the unexpected must-have—a Netflix gift card. (Humblebrag: For more fun gifts you can shop immediately, we put together our own gift guide on Amazon with Glamour-editor-approved picks.)
The Ordinary Face Serum Set
L’or de Seraphine La Roseraie Scented Candle (17 oz.)
Nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask
Netflix Gift Card
“Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love” by Yotam Ottolenghi
Fujifilm Instax Link Wide Printer
Saltverk Gift Box
We all have that hard-to-gift-anything friend. The good news? Stakes are surprisingly low when they have so much, so you can have fun with your present. We’re partial to offbeat gifts they may not have thought of immediately, like fancy olive oil, embroidered makeup towels, or colorful, customizable travel capsules.
Brightland The Duo Olive Oils
Esther Perel “Where Should We Begin?” A Game of Stories
$40.00, Esther Perel
Deseda Electro Florals Scarf
Emi Jay Sweetheart Clip
Nurse Jamie Instant Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller
$69.00, Nurse Jamie
Parachute Makeup Towel
Cadence Build Your Own Capsule Beauty Organizer Set
Loftie Digital Alarm Clock
Ah, the gift card. It may not take up the most space under the tree—or be as thrilling to unwrap as a pretty makeup set—but it’s clutch if you’re trying to get around pandemic-induced supply chain woes (or the dreaded last-minute gifting rush).
Sephora Gift Card
Ulta Beauty Gift Card
Nordstrom Gift Card
Disney+ Subscription Gift Card
Amazon Gift Card
Lululemon Gift Card
Originally Appeared on Glamour