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The 2023 Holiday Gift Guide is here! I have spent weeks researching top-rated brands and products for all ages, for the best Christmas gift ideas this year that accommodate all budgets, interests, and needs.

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2023

Finding just the right gift for the special people in your life can be a daunting task. That’s why I’ve taken the guesswork out of it with this comprehensive list of over 185 top picks – you’re sure to find inspiration for the best holiday gifts for everyone in your life.

The products you’ll see throughout my 2023 Holiday Gift Guide were curated with different personalities, styles, ages, and budgets in mind.

And remember, when all else fails, everyone loves gift cards!

Please note that while I do my best to ensure the availability of the products I share, some items may become unavailable or sell out. So, shop early!

I’ve got tons of expert tips for your holiday shopping this year, but if you’re just here for the gift guides, use the links in the table of contents above to get where you want to go.

Gift Giving 101: What is the Five Gift Rule for Christmas?

The 5 Gift Rule is simple – instead of spending a lot of money on finding the perfect holiday gift, trying to fill up the space under your tree, commit to just five gifts per person! I love this idea for kids and teens, especially since they tend to have a long list of wants.

  1. Something you want. This is usually the top gift they really want. Things like iPads and fancy headphones, video game consoles usually top the list for my teens.
  2. Something you need. Sports gear, bedding, new bike, personal care sets, makeup – these are things that your kids might need that you can gift them instead of just buying. Some parents have even wrapped up socks and underwear!
  3. Something you wear. Time for a new jacket? Maybe some new pajamas or a cute pair of shoes. These are all items that your kids can wear.
  4. Something you read. Books, magazines, kindle subscriptions.
  5. Something you do. The original list circulated with just the first four ideas, but more recently, activities as a gift have been gaining popularity. This could be anything from movie tickets to a trip to Disneyland.

Expert Tips for Gift Wrapping

  • Plan ahead: Save money and purchase your wrap, bags, tissue, ribbon and gift tags at after Christmas sales where you can find discounts of up to 75% off.
  • Instead of purchasing gift tags, cut up old holiday cards. Write on the blank side, and tape to the package. This does double duty as the card acts as a package decoration.
  • Keep all of your supplies in a small box (scissors, tape, tags, etc.) and store with your gift wrap. That way you don’t have to hunt for them each time.
  • Wrap in batches. Don’t try to wrap all of your gifts on Christmas Eve. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, plan to have a few wrapping sessions to help break it up so it doesn’t feel so overwhelming.
  • Purchase a gift wrap storage container to keep you organized.
  • Finally – and this may be my very best tip – you don’t have to be fancy. Brown kraft paper and a black sharpie looks the same as expensive wrapping paper when it’s torn off and crumpled on the floor!
Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide has nearly 200 gift ideas for everyone on your list! Gifts for mom, dad, tweens, teens, and grandparents, too!

Best Places to Purchase Christmas Gift Wrap

These are my top 5 favorite places to find a variety of beautiful and unique gift wraps, gift bags, and ribbon.

  • Amazon – Search for Christmas gift wrap on Amazon to scores hundreds of varieties and looks.
  • The Container Store – This is my number one favorite place to shop for wrapping supplies, and stocking stuffers, too.
  • Target – Tons of inexpensive and beautiful gift wrap supplies.
  • Hallmark – Most of the brick-and-mortar stores have closed, but they still have tons of options available online.
  • The Dollar Store – A great place to get inexpensive gift bags and tissue paper.

My Number 1 Holiday Shopping Tip: Organization is Key

For me, this means making lots of lists! Holiday gift lists help keep me organized and on track and keep me from getting overwhelmed. When you’re organized, crazed last-minute shopping isn’t necessary! I make lists in Google Docs and spreadsheets, in notes on my phone and even on Amazon. I have an ideas list for every person on my gift list!

If you are the paper and pen type, be sure to download our free printable Christmas Planner that has tons of calendars and helpful lists for shopping and planning.

How to Shop Our Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2023 gift guide is broken down into categories. You can click on the links below and go straight to the one you’re interested in or just leisurely scroll through and soak in everything. I highly recommend you take your time so you don’t miss a thing!

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Annie Fisher says:

    so many great ideas. Thanks!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Annie! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Julie Holleran says:

    Great gift ideas–thanks so much hugs, Julierose