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The 2022 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.
Here you’ll find the gifts they really want all in one place with this list – Gifts for her, gifts for the guys, for college students, teens, tweens and grandparents, and even the most trendy Tiktok gift ideas!
Looking for the hottest gift ideas from Tik Tok? Look for the little microphone 🎤 next to the link!
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. And remember, when all else fails, everyone loves gift cards!
There are tons of shopping and planning tips in the next few sections, but if you’d rather skip ahead and get right to the products, open the table of contents below and click the section you’d like to visit.
Table of Contents
- The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2022
- Gift Giving 101: What is the Five Gift Rule for Christmas?
- Expert Tips for Gift Wrapping
- Best Places to Purchase Christmas Gift Wrap
- My Number 1 Holiday Shopping Tip: Organization is Key
- How to Shop Our Holiday Gift Guide
- Best Gifts for Guys
- Best Gifts for the Fashionista
- Best Gifts for the Beauty Lover
- Best Gifts for Being Cozy at Home
- Best Gifts for Home Cooks
- Best Gifts for Bakers
- Best Gifts for Grandparents
- Best Gifts for Tweens
- Best Gifts for Teens
- Best Gifts for College Students
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2022
The products you’ll see throughout our guide were curated with different personalities, styles, ages, and budgets in mind. Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide is a labor of love and a family affair — the whole family gets involved in offering gift ideas they’ve found and love themselves!
Please note, while we do our best to ensure the availability of the products we share, some items may become unavailable or sell out. So, shop early!
I’ve got tons of 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 below 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 Christmas gifts for kids and teens, especially, since they tend to have a long list of wants.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Something you read. Books, magazines, kindle subscriptions.
- 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
- 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!
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.
- 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.
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 helpful lists for shopping and planning.
How to Shop Our Holiday Gift Guide
Our 2022 gift guide is broken down into categories. You can click on the table of contents above 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!
As you browse this guide, you’ll notice that the numbers on the images correspond to the link in the list below. Click the links to view details about the items, including sizes, color options and pricing. These are affiliate links and I may earn a small commission when you click on the links at no additional cost to you.
Keep in mind that the headings for each section are just suggestions! There are things that will overlap, meaning just because something is on the guy’s list doesn’t mean it’s just for guys. There are a few things on the teen list that I’m eyeing for myself as a matter of fact!
Best gift ideas for Christmas, comin’ at ya! Happy shopping!
Best Gifts for Guys
- Woven Leather Bracelet
- Bose Soundbar
- Vintage Candy Box
- 🎤 Oceavity Shower Waterproof Phone Holder
- Dearfoams Papa Bear Slippers
- Clinique for Men Daily Hydration Starter Kit
- Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand
- Pickleball Set
- Smart Jump Rope
- 100 Movies Scratch off Poster
- Thor’s Hammer Lego Building Set
- Champion Socks with Gift Box
- Hot Sauce Sampler Pack
- Half Zip Cotton & Cashmere Pullover (lots of colors)
- Drop Stop Seat Gap Filler
- Yeti Cooler (lots of colors)
- Back and Neck Massager
- Wireless Charger Station
- Theragun Mini
- Fleece Jogger Pants (multiple colors)
Splurge gift: Breville Pizza Oven
Best Gifts for the Fashionista
- BaubleBar Jewel-Studded Heart Ring
- 🎤 Coach Pillow Leather Crossbody Bag
- Braided Toggle Chain Bracelet
- 🎤 Crystal Gemstone Necklace
- Honeydew Intimates Pajamas (multiple designs)
- 🎤 Sunloops
- Modal & Silk Stripe Scarf (multiple colors)
- UGG Classic Mini II Genuine Shearling Lined Boot
- Vince Camuto Longline Cozy Cardigan
- Faux Leather Tote
- Crystal Headband
- Hermes Nail Polish
- 🎤 Fleece “Shacket”
- Nike Air Force Ones (80s Throwback)
- Wool Fedora
- 🎤 Rectangle Sunglasses
- Chandelier Earrings
Splurge Gift: Christian Louboutin Pumps | Saint Laurent Leather Wristlet
Best Gifts for the Beauty Lover
- Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish
- 🎤 Clinique Almost Lipstick
- Flash Patch Rejuvenating Eye Gels
- 🎤 Unicorn Whipped Body Butter
- Soy Face Cleanser by Fresh
- 🎤 Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
- 🎤 Cryo Cube Ice Roller
- 🎤 RobeCurls Curling Headband
- 🎤 Fenty Eye Brightener
- SuperGoop Glow Screen
- One Step Hair Dryer and Brush
- 🎤 Pure Instinct Pheromone Roll-On Bundle (Unisex)
- Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette
- Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Perfume
- Anastasia Fuller Looking and Feathered Brow Kit
- Nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask
- Olaplex Hair Essentials
- 🎤 I Dew Care Face Mask Set
Splurge Gift: Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream | Dyson Hair Dryer
Best Gifts for Being Cozy at Home
- 🎤 Free People The Way Home Shorts
- 🎤 Picnic Basket Set
- OluKai Kipe’a Heu Fuzzy Slide Slippers
- Spiced Pumpkin Latte Voluspa Candle
- Ugg Phoebe Wrap Cardigan
- 🎤 Aerie Crossover Leggings
- Stained Glass Succulent
- Hydrocotton Bath Towels
- 🎤 Simple Modern Insulated Tumbler
- Marble Heart Tray
- Tiled Margot Monogrammed Coffee Mug
- One Question a Day Journal
- Bliss Plush Throw Blanket
- 🎤 Zulay Milk Frother
- Hanging Art from Minted
- Cloud Cotton Robe
- 🎤 Big Blanket Co Stretch Blanket
- Watercolor Workbook
- Strawberry Field Vase
- Faux Fur Throw Pillow
Splurge Gift: Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde Purifying Fan
Best Gifts for Home Cooks
- Rainbow Knife Set
- Williams Sonoma Carving & Cutting Board Set
- 🎤 The Original Butter Bell Butter Keeper
- 🎤 Personal Wine Chiller
- Olive Wood Serving Bowl Set
- Spice Spinner
- 🎤 Always Pan
- Oxo Prep Bowls
- Olive Oil Mister
- Dash Egg Cooker
- Woven Dishcloths Set
- 🎤 Ice Cream Maker
- Charcuterie and Cheese Board
- Air Fryer
- Garlic Infused Oil
- Smart Meat Thermometer
- 🎤 Bagel Biter Bagel Slicer
- 🎤 Hand Powered Veggie Chopper
- Wood and Lacquer Salad Servers
Splurge Gift: All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware Set
Best Gifts for Bakers
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer
- Cookie Scoop Set
- Emilie Henry Pie Dish
- Marble Rolling Pin
- Jupiter Beaded Glass Cake Stand
- Cookbook/Tablet Stand
- Cakelet Pan
- Copper Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Glass Mixing Bowls
- Silicone Spatulas
- Baker Stripe Kitchen Towels
- Wood Tiered Dessert Stand
- Silpat Silicone Baking Sheets
Splurge Gift: KitchenAid Pro Line 7 Quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer | 🎤 Revolution InstaGLO Toaster
Best Gifts for Grandparents
- LL Bean Slippers for women or men
- Digital alarm clock (with charging ports)
- Zen Garden Kit
- Glasses Chain
- Friendship Lamps
- Smart Plug
- Cozy sweaters for women or for men (multiple colors)
- Electric Tea Kettle
- Hydroponics Growing System
- Roll up Puzzle Mat
- Flannel Sheets
- Quilted Tote Bag
- Souper Cubes (for freezing leftovers)
- Bliss Plush Throw Blanket
- Instant Pot Solo Coffee Maker
Splurge Gift: Cashmere Throw Blanket
Best Gifts for Tweens
- Not Parent Approved Card Game
- Magic Flying Ball
- Karaoke Microphone
- Nintendo Switch
- Light Up Basketball
- STEM Solar Robot Kit
- DIY Charm Bracelets and Jewelry
- Clear Acrylic Rings
- Moon Lamp
- Tie Dye Throw Blanket
- String Art
- Felt Letter Board (tons of colors)
- Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- How to Code Book
- Kitchen Science Kit
- Blank Comic Book
- Sleuth and Solve
- Lightning Reaction Game
Splurge Gift: iPad Mini
Stockings: Stocking Stuffers for Kids
Best Gifts for Teens
- Ring Light
- 🎤 Game Controller Neon Sign
- Personalized Tumbler
- 🎤 Puffy Laptop Sleeve
- 🎤 Replica Beach Walk Perfume (Unisex)
- Alex and Ani Charm Bracelet
- Over-the-Door Basketball Hoop
- Pizza Box Socks
- 🎤 Unofficial Tik Tok Cookbook
- Book of Useless Information
- Headphone Charging Stand
- Dash Mini Waffle Maker
- 🎤 Cereal Milk Candle
- Beats Headphones
- 🎤 Rare Beauty Liquid Blush (Selena Gomez)
- Nintendo Switch Lite
- Vans Checkerboard Slip Ons
- Tortilla Blanket
- 🎤 DIY Smoothie Cups
- 🎤 Fenty by Rhianna Lip Gloss
- Bubble Tea Kit
Splurge Gift: Apple Airpods Max
Stockings: Stocking Stuffers for Teens
Best Gifts for College Students
- 🎤 Elf Illuminating Face Primer
- 🎤 LED Digital Clock
- 🎤 Undaria Algae Body Oil
- Sugar Body Scrub
- One Step Hair Dryer and Brush
- Silk Pillowcase
- Ruched Hobo Handbag
- Nike Sweats
- Electric Shaver
- Spike Ball
- Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Game
- Apple AirPods Pro
- Apple Watch
- Carhartt Hoodie
- Breakfast Sandwich Maker
- 🎤 Milk Carton Water Bottle
- Wireless Charging Station
- Bliss Plush Throw Blanket
- Fuzzy Slippers
- Gel Nail Dryer
Splurge Gifts: Apple iPad Pro | Coach Pillow Crossbody Bag
Great gift ideas–thanks so much hugs, Julierose