It’s that time of year again! I love Christmas, I love shopping, and I LOVE giving gifts. I always enjoy putting together a few lists of gifts to share. This year, I’m sharing four gift guides that will cover everyone on your list – from your in-laws to your spouse to your best friend. I tried to choose items at a variety of prices (all under $100 and most under $50) and for a variety of recipients, no matter their age, interests, or gender. I own (and love) almost all of these items, so I can attest to their quality and utility. (As evidence, I actually had to take my own photos for a few items that I wanted to be sure to include!) Happy shopping!
2017 Christmas Gift Guides – Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Christmas Gift Guide – For the Foodie
- Espresso Machine. This espresso machine is totally worth the price. I use it every day! (If you’re wondering why you should get this one instead of a cheaper model, I’d be happy to give you no less than 10 reasons.)
- Smoked Spanish Paprika. The best paprika ever. Enough said.
- Keepsake Kitchen Diary. This recipe book/family journal hybrid is made to keep recipes and memories side-by-side.
- Foodie Dice. These look so fun! Great inspiration for unique meals.
- Lodge Cast Iron Skillet. Cast iron can be a bit high maintenance compared to other materials, but it works well and will last forever.
- Marble & Wood Cheese Board. This cheese board is adorable, and perfect for entertaining! (A few cheese suggestions to pair with this gift: Stella Fontinella, Kerrygold Dubliner, and Aldi Farmhouse Cheddar.)
- 8-Cup Chemex Coffee Maker. My other favorite coffee-making apparatus. It looks beautiful and makes smooth, not-bitter coffee.
- Bread & Wine. This was my favorite book I read all year! It mixes stories about life around the table with fantastic recipes.
- Peppermint and Almond Dark Chocolate. This essential oil-infused dark chocolate is high quality, and so delicious.
- Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker. A great gift for any popcorn-loving family. (Our gears did break after ~2 years, so it may be worth it to spring for the metal ones.)
Christmas Gift Guide – For the Traveler
- Laptop Sleeve. Get a laptop sleeve with a front pocket so it can hold a charger, phone, or other essentials.
- Pashmina Scarf. This scar is perfect for travel, since it works as a scarf, blanket, or wrap, and comes in a million different colors.
- Leather Tote. I love all the pockets in this tote, and the crazy horse leather will only look better with age. This one is on my list!
- Deep Relief Roll-On. Roll this down your spine, on your temples, or on tired feet after a long day of travel.
- Portable Phone Charger. I use mine all the time, especially on trips. I can get 2 full charges for my iPhone 7 out of this one, and I like that it’s compact enough to fit in a pocket (and it’s cheap).
- Hydroflask Water Bottle. This will keep drinks cold forever (i.e., for up to 24 hours).
- AmazonBasics Packing Cubes. You can never have too many packing cubes. Mine get borrowed all the time – they’re a game-changer!
- Clear Plastic Pouch. All my travel toiletries live in this pouch; it’s really easy to throw in my suitcase and I love that I can see everything at a glance. I use this on every trip I take, without fail.
- Makeup Remover Cloths. These washcloths take up hardly any space, dry quickly, and remove makeup with only water!
- Leather Luggage Tag. Every traveler needs a good luggage tag. This cute gift set also includes a passport case!
Christmas Gift Guide – For the Outdoors Lover
- Grand Trunk Double Hammock. We take a hammock on pretty much any trip we take; this one is packable and big enough for two!
- Head Lamp. These are a lifesaver for late night trips to the bathroom when you’re camping! A red light setting will keep your night vision intact.
- Travel Towel. These lightweight, compact microfiber towels are perfect for backpacking, camping, or traveling (if you’ll need your own linens).
- Smart Wool Socks. A good pair of wool hiking socks can’t be beat for outdoor activities – Smart Wool is my favorite brand.
- Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee. This is my favorite way to make coffee when camping, because it’s no-fuss, quick, and still pretty darn good!
- Zippo Hand Warmer. This little hand warmer will keep its heat for hours, is refillable, and works like a dream.
- Nalgene Water Bottle. I love a giant water bottle for traveling, and it really comes in handy on long hikes.
- REI Membership. A must for any outdoors lover, especially because it gives you access to the member-exclusive garage sales (where you can buy really discounted used merchandise).
- REI Co-op Multitowel. We have one of these multitowels, and I love that you get a typical towel texture with much faster drying time.
- Light My Fire Titanium Spork. While maybe a little extra, a lightweight fork-spoon-knife combo like this will save valuable space and weight when backpacking or camping.
Christmas Gift Guide – For Everyone Else
- Young Living Essential Oils. Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint are my most-used (and most-loved) oils, and they’re great basics for the beginner. Be sure to buy high quality!
- Desert Mist Diffuser. While I have no problems with cheaper diffusers (definitely spend more on oils than the diffuser if you have to pick), I love all the features in this one.
- YETI Rambler Travel Mug. This is perhaps one of my most prized possessions – it will literally keep my coffee warm for 5+ hours.
- Timex Watch (Men’s) (Women’s). Watches are a great gift for anyone fashion-minded (or prompt); they are classic, practical, and a nice accessory.
- Smoked Birch & Leather Candle. I’m not a candle person at all, but I love this one! It’s rich, warm, and inviting, and I want to burn it 100% of the time.
- Rivals for Catan. This card game is similar to Settlers of Catan thematically, but I love that you can play with only two people.
- Amazon Gift Card. An easy and convenient gift that’s sure to please anyone.
- Pittsburgh Map Glass. I love a good set of old-fashioned glasses, and I think these city map ones are just darling.
- Beauty Sleep Serum. I have very sensitive skin and can’t use too many moisturizers, but this facial oil does the trick and smells divine. You can get 10% off your first purchase with this link.
- Cozy Socks. Fuzzy socks or camp socks are perfect for lounging. These make a great stocking stuffer!
And that’s a wrap! (lol, Christmas puns.) Hope these gift guides gave you plenty of inspiration! If you’re looking for more, check out my 2016 gift guides here, and my post on how to give the best gifts ever here.