🎁 Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Christmas, shipping times are especially tricky this year and can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Shop early and be sure to double check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 25th! 🎁
A custom ring inspired by their favorite cityscape (or the one they’re currently living in now): Think spots like New Orleans, New York, Paris, or Prague being adorned on their digits.
Reusable glowing chopsticks because the force is with both them *and* the takeout meal they just ordered via Seamless. These BPA-free lightsabers are officially the only utensil they’ll want to use at dinner. Knives and forks = boring.
A calligraphy guide book for anyone looking to improve their penmanship and eventually create their own Etsy shop. These easy-to-follow instructions will turn their doodles and scribbles into a work of legible art. Da Vinci? We (we in this context = me and my eyebrows) don’t know him.
A bottle of Mike’s Hot Honey to take their taste buds on an all-expenses-paid adventure. This all-natural honey, chili pepper, and vinegar mixture add the perfect touch of spicy and sweet to any meal, aka so long bland and boring dinners that looked more appealing when the YouTube chef made it.
A water-resistant Longchamp nylon tote so lightweight, it’s hard to believe it’s roomy enough to comfortably house their entire life. Seriously, don’t be deceived — this thing can fit *a ton*. Think Grandma Aggie’s purse except the portal to Halloweentown is sold separately.
A 50-pack of The Office stickers including their favorite characters and quotes from the series they have literally memorized line-for-line. A personal favorite: “The worst thing about prison was the Dementors.”
A Rifle Paper Co. monogram mug because there are three gifts we all hated as children but absolutely adore now: candles, socks, and mugs. This floral cup will bring a smile to their face every single morning.
A pair of wireless sleep headphones for anyone who can’t fall asleep in less-than-perfect conditions. This plays a steady ~stream~ of white noise or music of their choice in soft headband form, which means even side sleepers won’t have to wake up with sore ears.
A National Geographic geode kit complete with 10 geodes and a 16-page learning guide to spark their interest in earth science (just typing that out gave me high school flashbacks… *shivers*). This STEM-approved present is fun, educational, and totally interactive.
A yoga beginner’s kit that comes equipped with all the basics: a yoga mat, a yoga block, and a stretching strap. All they’ll have to do is search YouTube for some free classes and voila! They’ll be lounging in child’s pose in no time.
A dainty handmade bracelet presented in a gorgeous gift box, aka wipe your brow set because searching your entire house for scissors and tape won’t have to happen this year. Just scan a picture of your signature, send it to the Etsy seller, and DONE: The person of your choosing will be walking around strutting your handwriting on her wrist.
A pair of Wi-Fi-connected touch lamps to send the best friend that had the *audacity* to move to another state. Who cares if you got a great job opportunity out there! Come back and LOVE MEEE! Kidding. Sort of. All jokes aside, simply tap your lamp and theirs will automatically brighten (and vice versa).
A mini Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy because their WFH setup is boring at best. Browse through a 32-page mini booklet that chronicles this little dudes origins, add in some batteries, and feel sheer joy as it dances ever-so-gracefully next to their laptop.
A mini cross-stitch kit for a hobby that *isn’t* Netflix. This includes everything they need to start on one of four The Nightmare Before Christmas designs: a tiny 32-page book with instructions, three pieces of cotton cloth, an embroidery hoop, and embroidery thread.
Mini MatteTrance™ Lipstick Trio from Pat McGrath so they can trial three of the cult-favorite product (which is $38 for a full-sized tube) at the same time. An FYI that the formula is so lightweight, it feels like a second skin — as if their lips are naturally a deep burgundy.
A Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker for the person who has not stopped talking about The Mandalorian since it came out. This ~child~ has over four hours of music time with a single charge, plus it comes with a convenient carrying strap.
Or! An 11-inch plush designed with a cozy faux suede coat and squeezable fill perfect for cuddling up with. I have not watched a single episode of this show but 10/10 would be happy to receive this mini green bebe.
A Baked by Melissa cupcake pack you’ll be tempted to keep for yourself and, tbqh, I would not blame you in the slightest. Just envision bite-sized cookie dough, caramel cake batter, Oreo cheesecake, and triple chocolate fudge cupcakes. It’s okay. I’m drooling too.
A Smoko heatable plushie filled with flax seed and dried lavender for a soothing teddy that can provide stress and cramp relief. It’s also available in a ton of designs — think boba, koalas, dumplings, and (of course) sloths.
The New York Times crossword puzzle packed with 50 brainteasers that range from easy to ~wow can I phone a friend~ difficult. It’s even spiral-bound, aka no flat surfaces will be required.
A hiking logbook any nature buff would *love* to receive this holiday season. Packed with prompts that allow them to document each detail of each journey, this provides the ultimate way to encourage mindfulness — plus a keepsake they’ll be able to re-read and reflect on.
A luxuriously soft plush throw they’ll genuinely use all 👏 the 👏 time 👏. Weekends spent watching all one million hours of Law & Order: SVU are about to get so much better.
A rainbow arm-spinner toy that’s basically a more ~sophisticated~ version of the fidget spinner — it stores flat and spins around in circles to give them a brief break from Instagram scrolling.
A scratch paper art set because I don’t miss the braces, but I do miss middle school art class. While these are intended for (*wrinkles nose in Winnifred Sanderson fashion*) children, they’re also a fab de-stressor for adults as well.
A six-layer vanilla cake by Carlo’s Bakery (*cough* the one from Cake Boss *cough*) piled high with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles for the only dessert that matters, honestly.
A garlic chopper inspired by Dracula because it’s not just the vampires that the stench of garlic annoys. This ironic gadget quickly cuts, dices, and minces cloves without permanently coating your fingers in the smell.
A compact Shiatsu massager lauded by over 20,000 reviewers for relieving sore, tired muscles. This simply tool is lightweight, portable, changes directions every 60 seconds, and can be used on their neck, back, and legs.
Mini macaron cases that look delicious enough to eat, but alas — no egg whites were used in the making of these teeny tiny containers. These are perfect for storing dainty items (think your favorite earrings) in a way that won’t get lost in the shuffle of an overflowing jewelry box.
A birthstone bracelet that can be customized with up to 10 stones, symbolic of *all* the important people in their life.