Holiday Gift Guide

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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.

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.

  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

  • 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!
All of the best gifts in one place with our huge Holiday Gift Guide - Fresh gift ideas for everyone on your list, from budget friendly to luxury splurges.

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.
  • Hallmark

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

  1. Woven Leather Bracelet
  2. Bose Soundbar
  3. Vintage Candy Box
  4. 🎤 Oceavity Shower Waterproof Phone Holder
  5. Dearfoams Papa Bear Slippers
  6. Clinique for Men Daily Hydration Starter Kit
  7. Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand
  8. Pickleball Set
  9. Smart Jump Rope
  10. 100 Movies Scratch off Poster
  11. Thor’s Hammer Lego Building Set
  12. Champion Socks with Gift Box
  13. Hot Sauce Sampler Pack
  14. Half Zip Cotton & Cashmere Pullover (lots of colors)
  15. Drop Stop Seat Gap Filler
  16. Yeti Cooler (lots of colors)
  17. Back and Neck Massager
  18. Wireless Charger Station
  19. Theragun Mini
  20. Fleece Jogger Pants (multiple colors)

Splurge gift: Breville Pizza Oven

Best Gifts for the Fashionista

  1. BaubleBar Jewel-Studded Heart Ring
  2. 🎤 Coach Pillow Leather Crossbody Bag
  3. Braided Toggle Chain Bracelet
  4. 🎤 Crystal Gemstone Necklace
  5. Honeydew Intimates Pajamas (multiple designs)
  6. 🎤 Sunloops
  7. Modal & Silk Stripe Scarf (multiple colors)
  8. UGG Classic Mini II Genuine Shearling Lined Boot
  9. Vince Camuto Longline Cozy Cardigan
  10. Faux Leather Tote
  11. Crystal Headband
  12. Hermes Nail Polish
  13. 🎤 Fleece “Shacket”
  14. Nike Air Force Ones (80s Throwback)
  15. Wool Fedora
  16. 🎤 Rectangle Sunglasses
  17. Chandelier Earrings

Best Gifts for the Beauty Lover

  1. Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish
  2. 🎤 Clinique Almost Lipstick
  3. Flash Patch Rejuvenating Eye Gels
  4. 🎤 Unicorn Whipped Body Butter
  5. Soy Face Cleanser by Fresh
  6. 🎤 Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
  7. 🎤 Cryo Cube Ice Roller
  8. 🎤 RobeCurls Curling Headband
  9. 🎤 Fenty Eye Brightener
  10. SuperGoop Glow Screen
  11. One Step Hair Dryer and Brush
  12. 🎤 Pure Instinct Pheromone Roll-On Bundle (Unisex)
  13. Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette
  14. Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Perfume
  15. Anastasia Fuller Looking and Feathered Brow Kit
  16. Nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask
  17. Olaplex Hair Essentials
  18. 🎤 I Dew Care Face Mask Set

Best Gifts for Being Cozy at Home

Best Gifts for Home Cooks

  1. Rainbow Knife Set
  2. Williams Sonoma Carving & Cutting Board Set
  3. 🎤 The Original Butter Bell Butter Keeper
  4. 🎤 Personal Wine Chiller
  5. Olive Wood Serving Bowl Set
  6. Spice Spinner
  7. 🎤 Always Pan
  8. Oxo Prep Bowls
  9. Olive Oil Mister
  10. Dash Egg Cooker
  11. Woven Dishcloths Set
  12. 🎤 Ice Cream Maker
  13. Charcuterie and Cheese Board
  14. Air Fryer
  15. Garlic Infused Oil
  16. Smart Meat Thermometer
  17. 🎤 Bagel Biter Bagel Slicer
  18. 🎤 Hand Powered Veggie Chopper
  19. Wood and Lacquer Salad Servers

Best Gifts for Bakers

  1. KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  2. Cookie Scoop Set
  3. Emilie Henry Pie Dish
  4. Marble Rolling Pin
  5. Jupiter Beaded Glass Cake Stand
  6. Cookbook/Tablet Stand
  7. Cakelet Pan
  8. Copper Measuring Cups and Spoons
  9. Glass Mixing Bowls
  10. Silicone Spatulas
  11. Baker Stripe Kitchen Towels
  12. Wood Tiered Dessert Stand
  13. Silpat Silicone Baking Sheets
  14. Apron

Best Gifts for Grandparents

  1. LL Bean Slippers for women or men
  2. Digital alarm clock (with charging ports)
  3. Zen Garden Kit
  4. Glasses Chain
  5. Friendship Lamps
  6. Smart Plug
  7. Cozy sweaters for women or for men (multiple colors)
  8. Electric Tea Kettle
  9. Hydroponics Growing System
  10. Roll up Puzzle Mat
  11. Flannel Sheets
  12. Quilted Tote Bag
  13. Souper Cubes (for freezing leftovers)
  14. Bliss Plush Throw Blanket
  15. Instant Pot Solo Coffee Maker

Best Gifts for Tweens

  1. Not Parent Approved Card Game
  2. Magic Flying Ball
  3. Karaoke Microphone
  4. Nintendo Switch
  5. Light Up Basketball
  6. STEM Solar Robot Kit
  7. DIY Charm Bracelets and Jewelry
  8. Clear Acrylic Rings
  9. Moon Lamp
  10. Squishmallow
  11. Tie Dye Throw Blanket
  12. String Art
  13. Felt Letter Board (tons of colors)
  14. Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  15. How to Code Book
  16. Kitchen Science Kit
  17. Blank Comic Book
  18. Sleuth and Solve
  19. Lightning Reaction Game

Splurge Gift: iPad Mini

Stockings: Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Best Gifts for Teens

  1. Ring Light
  2. 🎤 Game Controller Neon Sign
  3. Personalized Tumbler
  4. 🎤 Puffy Laptop Sleeve
  5. 🎤 Replica Beach Walk Perfume (Unisex)
  6. Alex and Ani Charm Bracelet
  7. Over-the-Door Basketball Hoop
  8. Pizza Box Socks
  9. 🎤 Unofficial Tik Tok Cookbook
  10. Book of Useless Information
  11. Headphone Charging Stand
  12. Dash Mini Waffle Maker
  13. 🎤 Cereal Milk Candle
  14. Beats Headphones
  15. 🎤 Rare Beauty Liquid Blush (Selena Gomez)
  16. Nintendo Switch Lite
  17. Vans Checkerboard Slip Ons
  18. Tortilla Blanket
  19. 🎤 DIY Smoothie Cups
  20. 🎤 Fenty by Rhianna Lip Gloss
  21. Bubble Tea Kit

Best Gifts for College Students

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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