30 Holiday Gifts Everyone Loves to Receive (Seriously!)

From temperature-controlled coffee mugs to cozy weighted blankets, these trendy yet thoughtful gift ideas are perfect for anyone and everyone on your list.

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October 22, 2021

What makes for a special gift? One that comes from the heart, of course. We searched high and low to come up with 30 thoughtful gift ideas that pretty much anyone on your list will enjoy. We're sharing crème-de-la-crème gifts that cater to a variety of hobbies, passions and pastimes. Shopping for a proud dog parent? We've got you. Looking for the perfect present for the hostess with the mostest in your life? You're in the right place. Attempting to find a kitchen gadget your mother-in-law will love and, most importantly, doesn't already own? Keep scrolling, friend.

From personalized charcuterie boards and Sherpa slippers to helpful wine gadgets and personalized pup toys, these are our top picks to give this year. Happy shopping!

Gifts for the Coffee Lover

Coffee that never gets cold again? This temperature-controlled coffee mug is the gift that keeps on giving. The mug is a game-changer because it uses innovative technology that connects with a smartphone app to control and maintain the temperature of their coffee or tea.

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Take their coffee game to the next level with this durable BPA-free pitcher that features an airtight lid and non-slip silicone handle for crafting quality cold brew at home. The pitcher makes four servings of smooth cold brew with any type of coffee grounds and can last for up to two weeks

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Treat someone on your list to a bag of high-quality coffee. We're partial to Stumptown's organic blends, but a tea sampler or beans from a local roaster would not go unappreciated.

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Gifts for the Hostess


The Vinglacé wine bottle chiller is the gift that keeps on giving to hosts and their guests alike. The innovative vacuum-insulated chiller is designed to keep pre-chilled vino bottles crisp and cool for up to four hours at a time. The best part? Your favorite host won't need to worry about condensation rings on their dining table anymore because the Vinglacé remains dry and drip-free all night.

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Treat your wine night partner in crime to this festive evergreen charcuterie board. The snowy marble serving board features a seasonal silhouette and comes with an optional monogram in your choice of 17 unique font designs.

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From $68

Spoil the game night host in your circle to an heirloom-quality board game. These handcrafted wooden backgammon and domino games are failproof options for fun-loving friends and family members of all ages. Each game is made from natural birch wood and finished with hand-printed patterns to yield a game set pretty enough to display between plays. Choose between modern geo-blocks, black dots, seafoam swirls, or navy cheetah print to best suit the host's design style.

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Designed to fit all traditional wine bottles, this battery-operated opener offers portable, cordless convenience and fast, effortless performance. The stainless steel design opens bottles in seconds and comes with an optional monogram decal for a personalized touch.

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This USB rechargeable lighter is one of those gifts that you always think sounds amazing but never buy for yourself. Treat the candle-loving host or hostess in your life to this unexpected-but-welcomed holiday gift. Throw in a wood wick seasonal candle to round out the present.

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Gifts for the Homebody

Holiday shopping for your favorite homebody? Comfort is key. These cozy Sherpa slides check out, and then some. The plush, cloud-like slippers come in stylish ivory or heather gray finish, are available in three general sizes and promise to keep their toes toasty and warm all winter long.

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Get that good night's sleep you've long been dreaming about with this great deal on weighted blankets. Made from 100 percent, high-quality cotton, this 15-pound throw blanket will provide tremendous comfort when you're reading, lounging or snoozing for the evening.

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If they're too busy for the spa, then gift them the luxury of a stress-relieving massage right from home. The powerful, deep-kneading shiatsu massage nodes relax overused and tight muscles and automatically change direction every minute. Plus, the advanced heating function soothes aching muscles and can be turned on and off with ease.

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You know you've reached adulthood when you unwrap socks at Christmas and you're actually excited about it. This sophisticated sock set features five pairs, each personalized with a modern monogram and the recipients' full name along the toe.

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Gifts for the Techie


With more than 45K reviews on Amazon, this portable Bluetooth speaker is one of our top picks for a variety of reasons. We love that it produces incredible sound and has extra-long battery life. Your gift recipient will love that, too.

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This time of year, we're all looking for ways to stay warm. Gift a classic and cozy beanie to protect loved ones from chilly winter temps. Not only does the beanie look good on anyone, but it comes with built-in Bluetooth speakers and 16-20 hours of battery life. That's what we call a win-win, friend. Take your pick between seven stylish colors to best compliment your loved one's winter wardrobe.

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Cord-cutters will appreciate this streaming stick that plugs into a TV for instant access to their favorite shows and movies.

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Keep tech-loving teens and adults of all ages entertained for hours with this crowd-pleasing gift. The Cheerwing Drone set comes equipped with an impressive 720P HD Camera, a one-button take-off and landing button, a quadcopter and auto-hovering capabilities.

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Gifts for the Foodie


Seasoned and novice bakers alike will adore this thoughtful (and practical!) gift for their kitchen. The Raisenne electric dough riser takes the guesswork out of breadmaking and promises a perfect proof every single time. Environmental humidity, heat and temperature changes will never stand between your beloved baker and their famous bread recipe again.

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From $40

Encourage your foodie to spice up their homecooked meals with this addictive and unexpected gift. The TRUFF truffle-infused hot sauces are packed with dynamic flavors and heat sure to elevate any weekday dinner or Sunday brunch. Snag a duo or a three-bottle set with all three flavors: white truffle hot sauce, black truffle hot sauce and black truffle hotter sauce.

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Hailed as an essential kitchen tool by some of the country's leading chefs, the Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet is crafted to cook yummy family meals for decades. The chef in your life can use this pan to sear, saute, bake, broil, braise, fry or grill. Plus, it comes pre-seasoned that improves with use.

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Trying to find the perfect gift for the new home chef? The Flavor Bible features thousands of ingredient entries, providing an incredible database of flavor combinations. Seasoned with tips, anecdotes and signature dishes from America's most imaginative chefs, this book is an essential reference for every kitchen.

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Ah, the classic holiday treat. When all else fails, a pretty vintage-style tin of peppermint bark always impresses. Pair it with a festive mug, and you've got yourself a winning gift.

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Gifts for the Dog Lover

Dog parents and their fur babies will both appreciate this doggo gift. The personalized dog bone toy is equal parts stylish and fun, ensuring wagging tails on Christmas morning. Plus, the seller offers the bone with a squeaker and without, allowing you to spoil the best dog with a toy that won't disturb naptime or office hours for their human family.

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File this under "best gift idea ever" for the doting dog parents in your life. This customized doormat is made to order with their pup(s) faces, names and a cheeky greeting message sure to make guests smile.

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Gifts for the Green Thumb


Show the gardening guru in your circle some love this holiday season with a portable garden seat and tool kit. Not only is this garden kit stylish, but it comes equipped with all the bells and whistles including, one garden stool, one storage tote and five metal tools: large trowel, small trowel, cultivator, weeder and garden fork.

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From $48

City living shouldn't get in the way of fresh herbs. Treat your apartment-dwelling bestie to this LED indoor garden kit so they can enjoy home-grown flavors in cocktails and homecooked meals alike. The high-tech countertop garden grows fresh herbs in a fraction of the time of traditional windowsill gardens. Each kit is made in France and comes with four seed pods (including organic soil) for French-sourced sweet basil, curly parsley, thyme and chives.

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Nourish their green thumb — or lack thereof — with a low-maintenance xerographic air plant in a cute ceramic pot that will brighten their kitchen, workspace or nightstand.

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Gifts for the Self-Care Guru


Skin Food is a universal savior of dry, rough skin. With extracts of gentle viola tricolor, calendula and chamomile in a rich, thick base of oils and beeswax, this magical cream hydrates skin to give a healthy-looking glow. They won't leave home without it!

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The Fountain Diffuser from Pottery Barn is hands down the best-looking ultrasonic essential diffuser out there. It's perfect for anyone who needs to prioritize self-care and relaxation. And, the best part? Each diffuser features seven color-changing LED lights for unmatched ambiance. Beauty aside, the dreamy design offers a four-hour continuous runtime and eight hours for on-and-off use.

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Keep your beauty-obsessed beloved free from dry skin and chapped lips this winter with the Kopari Champagne Cheers gift set. The budget-friendly bundle includes the iconic coconut melt multi-use moisturizer and lip glossy in a limited-edition champagne and coconut scent.

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A classic seasonal scented candle will never disappoint a self-care guru and the Voluspa crushed candy cane option is no exception. The festive and fresh fragrance will wrap their home with holiday cheer and linger for hours after burning. Go ahead and throw in a few candy canes to round out the gift on a sweet note.

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