40 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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Updated on October 31, 2023

What makes for a special gift? One that comes from the heart, of course. We searched high and low to come up with 40 thoughtful gift ideas that pretty much anyone on your list will enjoy. We're sharing the best gifts that cater to a variety of hobbies, passions and interests. Shopping for a proud dog parent? We've got you. Looking for the perfect present for the hostess 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.

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

Gifts for the Coffee Lover

From $147.74
Amazon

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.

$499 $349.99
Amazon

Searching for a splurge-worthy gift for your spouse? This Calphalon espresso machine will make their caffeine-loving hearts sing. The top-rated design comes pre-programmed for single and double shots and features Thermoblock heating technology that delivers optimal espresso flavor with each serving. Better still: Each bistro-worthy Calphalon espresso machine comes with a steam wand to froth milk to perfection for lattes, cappuccinos and more.

$27.99
Amazon

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.

From $9.92
Amazon

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.

Gifts for the Hostess

From $170 (Set of 6)
Food52

Psst! Here's a little secret: Every avid entertainer has the Estelle wine glasses on their wish list. This sought-after set of handblown colored wine glasses has the power to instantly elevate a modest wine night on the sofa and rise to the occasion for fancy holiday tables. The set includes six rosy-tone vessels in your choice of a stemmed or stemless silhouette.

From $90
Food52

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.

$59
Mark & Graham

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.

$125
Food52

Spoil the game night host in your circle with 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.

$45
Mark & Graham

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.

$30
Uncommon Goods

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.

Gifts for the Homebody

$29.50
Pottery Barn

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.

From $39.99
Amazon

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.

$84.95 $49.95
Amazon

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.

$50
Uncommon Goods

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 recipient's full name along the toe.

Gifts for the Techie

$349.95 $275.98
Amazon

For your teen who can’t keep track of ear pods to save their life or your husband who listens to questionable music at a questionable volume level: Put Beats Studio3 wireless headphones at the top of your shopping list. These game-changing wireless headphones boast more than 24,000 rave customer reviews and come in seven chic colors to best suit their style. Each pair is compatible with iOS and Android devices, features Pure adaptive noise canceling technology and holds a charge for 22 hours at a time.

From $119.95
Walmart

Pics, or it didn’t happen. Give your travel-loving techie a tool to capture all their favorite moments on the go with the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera. The top-rated device is perfect for recipients of all ages, featuring a rounded grip for a comfortable hold and delivering instant gratification with mini prints in moments. Round out this gift with a film pack to get them started on their photography journey.

$53.41
Amazon

Add the Tile Starter Pack to your list for the techie who has a pesky little habit of misplacing their phone, keys and wallet on the reg. The Bluetooth tracker allows them to locate their missing items nearby and far away through an app on their phone and makes getting out the door quick and painless each morning.

$29.99 $27.99
Amazon

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.

From $19.91
Amazon

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. Take your pick between seven stylish colors to best compliment your loved one's winter wardrobe.

$29
Amazon

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

$54.98 $42.48
Amazon

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.

Gifts for the Foodie

From $58.59
Amazon

Everything tastes better when prepared in a cast-iron Dutch oven. This budget-friendly find makes the perfect gift because it delivers the same mouth-watering results and beautiful design as leading, pricier alternatives on the market. This top-rated Dutch oven comes in three sizes and nine colors and boasts more than 35,000 positive ratings on Amazon.

$74.99
Food52

Give your baker bestie the ultimate roadmap for uniform bakes every time with the Epicurean matte black multi-purpose baking board. The non-porous wood board sports a black finish and features crisp-white pastry ring guides in several measurements to guide their way while rolling out dough. And, once the batch is in the oven, your pal and flip the board over and serve the goodies on the other side.

$150
Our Place

Treat your home chef hubby to the much-celebrated Always Pan from Our Place. The chic non-stick pan has amassed a cult following online for its ability to replace nearly all other pans in your cabinets. Home cooks can braise, steam, sear, sauté, fry, boil and serve food in the Always Pan. In other words? It does everything. Choose from 11 eye-catching colors, including oatmeal, spice, charcoal, azul, teal or turmeric.

From $40
Food52

Encourage your foodie to spice up their home-cooked 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.

From $69
Food52

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.

$34.25 $19.9
Amazon

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.

$23.74
Amazon

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.

From $29.95
Williams Sonoma

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.

Gifts for the Dog Lover

From $16.45
Etsy | LittleYellowNest

Dog parents and their furbabies will both appreciate this gift. The personalized dog bone toy is equal parts stylish and fun, ensuring wagging tails on Christmas morning.

From $54
Etsy | ShopHomeMaven

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.

Gifts for the Green Thumb

$109
West Elm

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: a large trowel, a small trowel, a cultivator, a weeder and a garden fork.

From $48
Food52

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 home-cooked 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.

$50
Urban Stems

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.

Gifts for the Self-Care Guru

$99
Amazon

Friends don’t let friends walk through life with dehydrated skin. Give the gift of a glowing, plump and hydrated visage with the Senia Hot & Cold Smart Facial Steamer. The innovative design features two temperature settings to deliver unique benefits for the skin. Hot mode allows pores to open up and decongest for a deep clean feeling, while cold mode closes the pores back for a tightened, moisture-rich appearance.

$24
Amazon

The LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask is a tried-and-true product everyone on your gift list will love. The nurturing balm transforms lips from dry to kissable in eight hours or less. Snag the vanilla flavor pictured here or shop the other delicious scents to spoil the self-care guru in your life: berry, gummy bear, sweet candy or mango.

$26 (Set of 3)
Nordstrom

Keep your beauty-obsessed beloved free from dry hands this winter with the Tocca Crema Veloce trio gift set. The budget-friendly bundle includes three hardworking hand creams in Tocca’s iconic fragrances: Florence, Giulietta and Cleopatra. Each lotion is infused with coconut oil, shea butter and aloe for unmatched moisturization all winter.

$26
Bloomingdales

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.

$25
Walmart

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!

$49
Pottery Barn

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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