20 High-Low Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Whether you're ready to drop some serious cash on your favorite person in the whole world, or you need some more budget-friendly ideas, we've got you covered. Check out these presents for each person on your list at both ends of the spectrum.
Joanna's Favorite Satchel
Splurge For Your Wife: If you're looking for gifts on HGTV because your wife loves Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame, we have an idea for you. Get your lady this leather satchel from Gaines' Magnolia shop. When she opens it, tell her it's Joanna's favorite. It'll be her new favorite everyday tote.
Buy It: Magnolia, $220.00
Fringe Triangle Earrings
Save For Your Wife: As the old adage goes, it's not the size of the gift, but the thought that counts. Show your wife you admire her sense of style with these delicate triangle fringe earrings. We think they're great for dressing up a casual outfit or will work just as well with dressy clothes.
Buy It: Modcloth, $12
Splurge For Your Husband: Gone are the days of massive sound systems dominating living rooms. For the man who loves to feel his music, get him a Sonos wireless speaker for deep, rich, room-filling sound. He can stream his music from his phone to the device or, if he's got an Alexa, with voice commands. The best part: since it's connected over wifi and not Bluetooth, your listening won't be interrupted by phone calls.
Buy It: Amazon, $500.00
Art of Shaving Kit
Save For Your Husband: Give your man the best of old-school shaving with this all-in-one kit from Art of Shaving. It comes with pre-shave oil, shaving cream, and post-shave balm all in yummy sandalwood scent as well as a shaving brush you can keep in the petite Dopp kit.
Buy It: Amazon, $30
Indigo Mini Teepee
Splurge For a Little Kid: Tiny ones (and honestly, kids of all sizes) love having a hideout that's all their own. This mini teepee is roomy for one and more than big enough if they decide to invite a friend or a lucky parent into their private hideaway.
Buy It: Pottery Barn Kids, $179
Save For a Little Kid: Give a little paleontologist-in-the-making a fossil kit this year and watch as they spend hours digging out the hidden treasures. It comes with the fossil brick, a chisel, brush and magnifying glass just like real dinosaur hunters would use.
Buy It: Amazon, $30
Splurge For a Tween: The tricky tween set can be pretty puzzling to shop for. But trust us on this one thing: they love taking pictures of themselves and their friends. The joy of instant film that comes in this Instax mini camera will be sure to put a smile on even the surliest of preteens.
Buy It: Amazon, $69
Glow-in-the-Dark Thinking Putty
Save For a Tween: Thinking Putty is for tweens what Rubik's Cubes was for their parents. They can fidget with it for hours on end and believe it or not, it will help them focus or even work out some emotions that are sure to be roiling inside. Bonus in this version: it glows in the dark!
Buy It: Uncommon Goods, $10
Leather Bean Bag Lounge Chair
Splurge For a Teenager: This updated bean bag chair is for the older kids who are beginning to express their own sense of style in their room décor. Made from recycled leather, this lounge chair will definitely become a favorite spot for everything from doing homework to scrolling their phone for hours. They may even haul it to the living room to join the rest of the family from time to time.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $279
Typewriter Key Necklace
Save For a Teenager: As much as they love their cell phones, teens really love retro objects, too. If yours is fascinated with the appeal of old fashioned typewriters, get them a necklace with their initial made from the keys of the "ancient" writing machines.
Buy It: Etsy, $30
Limited Edition Chanel No. 5
Splurge For Mom: Pamper your mother with a classic scent. This limited edition of the classic Chanel No. 5 is decked out in Gabrielle Chanel's favorite color, red. Every time she sprays on this perfume, she'll think of you.
Buy It: Saks Fifth Avenue, $160
Ina Garten's 'Cooking for Jeffrey'
Save For Mom: The Barefoot Contessa is a favorite chef for people of all ages, but we think mom will especially love this cookbook. In it Garten details cooking food for people she loves, particularly her husband of nearly fifty years, Jeffrey. No doubt your mom will be able to relate to cooking from the heart.
Buy It: Amazon, $20
Cedar Shoe Shine Box
Splurge For Dad: Fathers can be tough nuts to crack when it comes to buying gifts. For the man who has everything, get him a cedar shoe shine box that comes kitted out with everything he needs to keep his leather looking tip-top.
Buy It: Kaufmann Mercantile, $210
Save For Dad: Some dads show their love and care best through actions rather than words. Let your father pour his attention and care into a tiny bonzai of his own. No doubt he'll proudly show off his efforts in growing a tiny tree.
Buy It: Etsy, $14
Ember Ceramic Mug
Splurge For Your Coworker: If your favorite coworker is constantly having to reheat their coffee or tea, gift them this Ember mug. It promises to keep hot drinks at exactly the temperature of the drinker's choosing for hours via the magic of an app controlled by their phone. They can take it from meeting to meeting and their drink will never lose its warmth.
Buy It: Moma Store, $80
Woodland Pine Candle
Save For Your Coworker: Scented candles are always a good call for coworkers. They're not too personal but such a lovely gift to receive. For an affordable price point, you'll get a gift that looks and smells much richer. This particular candle pairs pine, orange, cinnamon and cedarwood.
Buy It: Terrain, $12
Louise Gray Quilt
Splurge For Couples: For your very favorite couple, choose a Louise Gray graphic quilt. They can use it as a throw on their bed or sofa, or treat it as a work of art and hang it on their wall. Unlike most art, however, this piece is machine washable and promises to get softer with each laundering.
Buy It: Food52, $425
Gold Prism Picture Frame
Save For Couples: Choose a fancy picture frame for the couple on your list who has loads of gorgeous pictures that deserve to be put on display. If you have a shot of them you love, have it printed up and slide it in the frame before you wrap it up.
Buy It: CB2, $25
Splurge For Your Best Friend: You know what your best friend will love? Warm, toasty toes! These sheepskin slippers from Ugg will guarantee that this winter - and for years to come - her feet will never feel the bite of Jack Frost. As her best friend, you've always got her back, er, toes.
Buy It: Amazon, $120
Save For Your Best Friend: These delicate and oh-so-simple earrings are perfect for dress up or casual outfits. They work with multiple piercings or just a single one. We think your BFF will wear these earrings all the time.
Buy It: Amazon, $18