For 11 months of the year, the gift-giving love language gets a little bit of hate. But come the holiday season, suddenly all of those haters are either wishing gift-giving was their own love language, or are super-grateful they have someone in their life who is a fantastic gift-giver. Here at The Everygirl, gift-giving is definitely our collective love language, and we’re committed to gifting meaningful and exciting items to our loved ones each year. After all, that warm-and-fuzzy holiday season feeling wouldn’t exist without watching the look on the face of your parent, friend, significant other, or family member as they unwrap something you know is going to fill them with joy.
This year, we’ve consulted with our editors to determine what gifts they’re hand-selecting to give to their own loved ones—because we like to think that our team has pretty good taste, if we do say so ourselves. Between books, gadgets, and keepsakes, there’s a little something on this list for everyone. Here are the 12 items our editors are gifting this year, in case gift-giving is your love language, too.
I have become Quince’s number-one fan this year, and this is by far my favorite purchase. This cardigan is beautiful, high-quality, and literally the softest thing I’ve ever put on my body. It will make a great gift for my grandma, who loves nothing more than to be cozy.
—Garri Chaverst, Senior Managing Editor
Idyll Collective is my go-to for unique and personalized gifts that I absolutely love giving to my closest people. Their landscape prints are so special, and there are so many to choose from that I can always find a location that is special to the person I am gifting to. The works of art come shipped and you can choose between three different custom frames (black, white, and natural) and they always end up becoming the focal point of the room with their bold colors and high quality. I’ve gifted a landscape of the desert to my parents who travel to Utah every year, as well as a surf-scape to my husband who is an avid surfer. It’s a lot of fun giving such personal works of art as gifts.
—Cassie McCook, Social Media Editor
One of my best friends who’s a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur just moved into her own studio apartment, which means that even though the space is amazing, she has to get creative with storage. She specifically mentioned to me that she doesn’t know where to keep all her wine because it’s taking up too much room in her fridge, so when I saw this baby on Anthropologie, I immediately hit add to cart. Not only is it practical, but it also doubles as super cute decor that can spruce up a bare corner or blank spot on the wall. Even if space isn’t a big concern, it’s still a great gift for the wine drinkers in your life.
—McKenna Pringle, Branded Content Editorial Assistant
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I bought this ice roller as a gift to myself for my birthday this year, and it has, without a doubt, become one of my most-used items. I have a few family members and friends who own less expensive versions of this that squeak and don’t stay cold for nearly as long, so this year, I am upgrading their ice rolling experience by gifting them the best of the best.
—Hailey Bouche, Assistant Editor
Mom, if you’re looking, avert your eyes. For the old soul or bookworm who loves fun decor, this ceramic flower vase shaped like a book is the perfect unique gift that anyone would be pleasantly surprised by. As soon as I saw this on, I immediately ordered it for my mom and if we’re being honest, I bought one for myself too (it will probably sell out before the holidays, so stock up ASAP). Bonus: it’s only $30, but looks like you spent way more.
—Josie Santi, Podcast Host & Wellness Editor
After several conversations with the men in my family, it’s come to my attention that both my dad and my brother neglect one household item that I (and most of the women in my life) consider essential: slippers. Since guys are notoriously difficult to buy for, I’ve decided that this year, I’m taking matters into my own hands and buying them both slippers for the holidays. I’m a huge fan of Bombas, so when I saw these sherpa slippers, I knew they would be the perfect pick for this gift. Plus, the memory foam insole is definitely going to be a big hit—I’m manifesting zero bare feet around the house this holiday season.
—Emma Ginsberg, Podcast & Editorial Assistant
I love giving books for the holidays, but only give books I’ve personally read and recommend. One year, I gave a few of my friends The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and it was a major hit and gave us all something to chat about the next time we met up. This year, no one in my life has escaped me talking about Fourth Wing, so anyone on my list who hasn’t broken down from my constant badgering and read it already will find a copy for themselves underneath my tree this year.
—Garri Chaverst, Senior Managing Editor
We all have that friend who’s simply obsessed with cute dishes, and this gift is for her. These juice glasses from Anthropologie have a cult following, and for good reason. Start a collection or add to theirs with these fun holiday options, and you can snag other seasonal ones throughout the year whenever you need another gift!
—Abi Moseman, Social Media Assistant
For anyone who loves to keep a candle burning at all times, this gift will be their new favorite household essential. A warmer lamp will make their beloved candles last way longer, and it’s cleaner and safer than an open flame. I’m gifting this one in particular because it is dimmable and has timer settings for extra convenience.
—Jessica Friedhoff, Lifestyle Editor
My mom is constantly working on puzzles, so this year, I’m getting her this stunningly gorgeous one. I don’t even know if she knows puzzles this pretty exist, but I know it’ll spark a little extra joy when she’s working on it.
—Madeline Galassi, Fashion Editor
There are lots of women in my family, so I typically like to lean on the same customized gift for all of them to make things easy for me and special for them at the same time. I grew up so spoiled by all my aunts, so now that I can do the same in return, I always jump at the chance to do so. I’ve done custom phone cases and monogrammed lipstick in the past, and this year, my aunts are getting customized sliding bracelets from Bauble Bar (how I haven’t done this already is beyond me). I love this bracelet specifically because it’s different than your normal monogrammed bracelet, with its slinky sliding chain and bold letters. It’ll blend well stacked with other bracelets or make a statement all by itself.
—Bella Gil, Fashion Editorial Assistant
My fiancé has been practically begging for one of these, which made checking him off of my holiday gifting list easier than ever. Rangefinders measure the distance between golfers and objects on the course which helps to guide which club they choose. If you have anyone in your life looking to up their golf game, this will be an automatic hit.
—Ashley Selleke, Brand Partnerships Manager