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.
Maybe you're considering dropping the big bucks for your favorite people this holiday season, or maybe you're trying to save for a big trip. Whichever you decide to do, we've curated a gift list for practically everyone on your shopping list. Check out our favorite high and low buys for the season below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Splurge For Mom: You know she's been eyeing that stand mixer — you may be her favorite child if you get her the KitchenAid stand mixer in the color of the year, Bird of Paradise. And maybe, just maybe, she'll bake you your favorite cookies from when you were a kid.
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.
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. Plus, it's made in the USA.
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.
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.
Splurge For Couples: For your very favorite couple, choose a 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 hand-stitched piece is machine washable.
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.