2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone

By Published On: December 20th, 2022

Our editors’ picks for the hard-to-shop-for, the already-has-everything, and anybody else lingering on your list.

There are always gifts to buy that fall outside the realm of your typical holiday shopping. Maybe you’re meeting your possibly-one-day mother-in-law, maybe you got invited to a company gift-exchange party with co-workers you’re still getting to know, or maybe your closest companions won’t hand over their wish lists. No matter the reason or event, there are thoughtful and practical gift options available that everyone is sure to appreciate. To help get you started, our team compiled a collection of our favorite products to give this holiday season.

All-Occasions Card Set

This assortment of bouquet greeting cards from Our Heiday keeps it pretty on the outside and personal on the inside with plenty of open space to pen notes of love, well wishes, congratulations, a quick “thinking-of-you,” or whatever future sentiments arise. Paired with soft white envelopes, this elevated set is perfect to always have on hand. $20 for six

Olive Oil Sampler

We don’t know what’s more delicious, the flavor infusions of Brightland’s olive oils or the artist-designed labels featured on The Mini Artist Series bottles. With flavor profiles including spicy peppers, garlic, lemon, and basil, these mini bottles pack a variety of tasting experiences in easy-to-share sizes. Pro tip: Heed the brand’s quick guide on how to enjoy each infusion, from drizzling on gelato to incorporating it into cocktails. $85

Do-Everything Balm

Part all-over moisturizer, part oil cleanser and makeup remover, part hydrating highlighter, part lip, elbow, cuticle, and heel soother (and everything else that’s dry or dull in between), the Magic Multi-Balm from Alo is a hardworking multitasker that can be used countless ways from head to toe. It’s naturally fragranced, vegan, free of harmful ingredients, and safe for all skin types. $48

Wine Glass Markers

Got a friend who likes to host? Help guests keep tabs on their glass of vino with these festive Glad & Young Wine Os wine stem markers inspired by “Schitt’s Creek.” You may like the wine and not the label, but you should still probably label your wine glass. Each one is hand-stamped and made with love by a woman-owned small business. $28 for six

Potted Houseplant

My by-the-etiquette-book grandmother taught me that you should always give flowers in a vase to avoid making the recipient find a proper container. This same rule applies to a houseplant, except a plant will last longer and likely be more appreciated. The Sill offers a range of live plants that arrive in pretty planters and make the perfect gift for any time of year. Just be sure to check on the toxicity levels of whatever plant you choose. Just because one variety is air purifying, doesn’t mean it’s safe for babies and pets. From $34

Whitening Kit

If your sister or bestie likes to keep their pearly whites ultra-bright, elevate their whitening routine with the Teeth Whitening System by SNOW. It doesn’t get easier than using a bleach-pen applicator and LED mouthpiece for just nine minutes a day, revealing a whiter and brighter smile after 21 days of use. $150

 Cashmere Gloves

A touch of luxury goes a long way with a set of pure cashmere gloves by Naked Cashmere. Unlike other natural fibers, cashmere is lightweight and comfortable while also incredibly warm. These gloves are part of the brand’s exclusive Love Collection; for every pair of gloves sold, Naked Cashmere donates $25 to breast cancer research. $85

Nesting Dinnerware Set

No matter if it’s dinner for two or a larger group of friends, the Lenox Luna Nesting Dinnerware Set is a staple item that will stick with recipients from apartment life to their first home to hosting future holiday gatherings. Each set holds six varying bowls and two plates that can safely be used in the microwave and dishwasher. $229

Customizable List Pads

Papier is known for beautiful, personalized paper products, and these customizable notepads are sure to make writing mundane to-do lists just a bit better. Whether planning the week’s groceries, jotting down important reminders, or simply coordinating your day, these stylish tearaway pages will help you stay organized. Choose from over 40 designs to find the perfect set that best compliments your recipient’s personality. $18 for three

Mobile Lighting Accessory

This Black-owned business created a gadget that ensures your selfies will never look better—or brighter—thanks to the MOON UltraLight 2 portable lighting accessory. Simply clip to your smartphone and capture moments worth remembering—even the ones that happen in ill lighting or at nighttime. With this accessory, your content (aka a few thousand photos of your kid) will always be on point. $79

All-in-One Pan

You’ve probably heard the buzz about the Always Pan from Our Place, and chances are, the person you’re trying to buy for has too. Give them the gift of getting their hands on this sought-after, multi-purpose cooktop pan made with non-stick ceramic. According to the brand, this one product can replace eight traditional pieces of cookware and is compatible with all cooktops. $145

 Portable Humidifier

The new Hey Dewy Wireless Facial Humidifier is a hydration station for your moneymaker that goes wherever you go—to your office, in your car, on your flight, and beyond, offering eight hours of cool mist on a single charge. This small but mighty skin savior will be a gift you likely want to get for yourself. $60

Meditation Subscription

Learn how to declutter the mind from the pros in the meditation space, all from the comfort of your own home. With the Ten Percent Happier membership, users can access a plethora of guided sessions on specific areas of interest or conflict, including stress, insomnia, self-discovery, and self-affirmation. While there are many meditation apps, we appreciate this easy-to-digest undertone of seeking a life that’s simply 10% better as an accessible, sustainable goal. $99 per year

Travel Jewelry Case

Like toiletries, jewelry doesn’t travel well and needs a special container to safely get from A to Z. These vegan leather jewelry boxes from Mark & Graham can be customized to your liking with an assortment of great colors, patterns, and monogramming options (personalization sold separately). It’s a smarter, stylish way to travel with your most treasured pieces. From $75

Coffee Table Book

If you’ve ever watched a Wes Anderson film, you’ve noticed his distinctive aesthetic and his ability to capture incredible scenes. In Accidentally Wes Anderson, these real-life “Andersonesque” places, quirky landmarks, and hidden gems are served alongside bite-sized summaries of each location, making it a coffee table read that both entertains and adds to your decor. $38

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