Christmas Gift Guide

LAST UPDATED: Nov 15, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Nov 11, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

I’ve gathered gift ideas for everyone on your list! There’s a little something special for everyone here, and I hope you find all the right inspiration for personalized gifts for friends and family.

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The Ultimate Gift Guide

Ah, ’tis the season, right? I hope it’s not the season of stress and last-minute shopping expeditions. I know how hard that can be, and even with the best of intentions, the gifting can be left for the last minute!

Every year, I love to gather ideas that reflect the style of the celebrations and joys of life I share here. I’ve got fun, stylish ideas for everyone on your list – you included! 

This year, I’m creating a variety of gift guides to suit every buyer and recipient. I’ve already covered gifts for bakers, a round up of 25 homemade gifts, and an incredible list of kitchen gifts.

For ease of shopping and organization, I have broken this gift guide into four categories: 

  • Something for Him
  • Something for Her
  • Something for Kids
  • Something for Tweens and Teens

I promise, I’ve got ideas that are going to make your shopping so much easier this year.

Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

They say that the true joy of giving lies with the gifter, even more than the recipient. I don’t disagree! It should be fun trying to come up with the perfect gift for a loved one, certainly not stressful. Easier said than done, right? 

I tried to concentrate on a variety of price points here, and I even asked friends where I was coming up short on ideas. (It’s true, I don’t know much about little boys, so I asked the experts in my life!) It’s easier to gift with love and joy when you know it’s a stress-free purchase that’s tried and true, am I right? 

Personalized Gifts

One of the trends that I’ve noticed this year is that monogrammed and personalized gifts are bigger than ever! Customizing your gifts to the recipient is part of that joy I wanted to capture here, with lots of monogrammed options for everyone on your list!

Even just a simple letter for their first or last name can make a gift feel so personalized and special. Everyone loves to feel like something was made especially for them. Combine any of these gifts with one of my favorite homemade gift ideas, and you’ve made it even more customized and special! 

Christmas Gift Guide For Him

Personally, I think it can be difficult to buy for the men in our lives! I've got a few curated ideas that everyone will love, though - including some suggestions straight from the source!

I love this classic weekender! It can be personalized with a monogram and comes in a variety of colors.

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This quarter zip pullover is the ultimate casual work wear! It's a timeless style that every guy on your list will appreciate.

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This bonfire pit is one of the best gifts we've ever given ourselves as a family. It's so easy to use and beautifully designed - I can promise it's a surefire success!

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This classic yard game gets a fresh, preppy update with a monogram option.

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This watch is an investment for sure. But for a busy and active guy, it's the ultimate smart watch that truly does it all.

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Have teenagers? Or a spouse, or someone else who steals your charging cord at every turn? This charger lock is the cutest way to handle that, and a perfect stocking stuffer!

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This track jacket is beautifully tailored and can be dressed up or down. I love the subtle pop of pattern at the collar.

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This little handheld camera is so much fun! What a great way to record family memories.

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These are such a classic and are perfect for men and boys alike!

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These joggers are a hit in my house! Even better? They come in tall length, which we love!

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Christmas Gift Guide for Her

It's easy to pamper all the ladies in your life with these gift ideas! Ranging from charming little stocking stuffers to luxurious indulgences, I found a little something for everyone.

This is my very favorite Aveda scent, and it's a great gift for all the ladies on your list!

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These mules are iconic, and with good reason. They are an investment but one she will be thrilled over!

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This is such a game changer for hair! I love mine and I bet any longer-haired women on your list will, too.

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K. Hall is a longtime personal favorite of mine, as this brand hails from St. Louis. Blossom is a feminine scent she'll adore.

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The prettiest little monogrammed candle - it's a personalized gift everyone on your list will truly love!

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I love everything Athleta and this sweatshirt is no exception. It's the perfect length and weight!

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Any make-up lover will love this one- and even if she's not, most women will appreciate the fresh and radiant vibe this will give her skin.

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This is the prettiest way to wrangle all those cords and high tech gear she needs. Bonus? Customization, because we all know a monogram takes your gifting to a whole new level.

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Leather earrings are lightweight, easy to wear, and go with everything. This Kansas City company has the cutest selection of all- something for every lady on your list!

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This highly-rated carry-on tote is the perfect size! It slides perfectly under the airplane seat and is an incredible price point for the travelers in your life.

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This gorgeous rolling picnic basket is perfect for family outings! It's got everything they need and more.

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You can never go wrong with a pretty wrap, and this one is soft, beautiful and works throughout her day.

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Have a world traveler on your gift list? A must-have for anyone on your list, this mini steamer is a hotel room NEED.

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I love this personalized doormat! What a gorgeous fresh way to greet guests.

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Time crunch? Can't think of what else to get her? A gorgeous houseplant that she truly can't kill is a perfect plan! Read up on my ZZ plant and find out why it makes a great gift.

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Christmas Gift Guide for Tweens and Teens

When they start getting a little older, it can become harder to find gifts they will love! If you're looking beyond gift cards this year, here's a few great ideas that are sure to be a hit.

These over-sized gold monogram necklaces are popular with girls and women of ALL ages! They have a shorter length and they're the perfect price point. This is a cant-miss!

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It doesn't get any softer or more comfy than these pajama pants. Again, this would be a great gift for anyone on your list!

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Want to give any tween or teen on your list the ULTIMATE gift? These are the must-have music accessory of the moment.

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Another pretty bow, because girls of every age are requesting these right now!

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The perfect stocking stuffer, these portable battery chargers come in a pretty rose gold color, too. This is another can't miss gift for anyone on your list!

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Face masks make a great gift and these are an excellent price point, packaged in a cute combination gift box.

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Everybody loves lip balm and this is a fun way for tweens to make their own! This kit would be perfect for sleepovers or an easy project with friends.

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Hair accessories are back in a major way! These pretty barrettes add the perfect glam touch to any outfit.

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Christmas Gift Guide for Kids

These are classic and unique ideas for all the little ones in your life. Have you ever heard that phrase "something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read"? I'm covering each category here in the hopes that you'll find all those items!

This charming little pram is one of those toys that also looks beautiful enough to count as room decor! It's timeless and will be treasured by any little miniature parents of doll babies on your list.

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This soft little baby doll blanket is the perfect accessory for little ones into babies! I love that it can be personalized- choose the doll's name or the name of the child to whom you're gifting.

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Another item that can be personalized, this is the perfect way to store all those tiny little treasures that girls collect over the years. I love that this is something they can use throughout their childhood and even teen years!

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Hair ties and bows are back in a big way! This velvet bow is the most beautiful way to take a ponytail in a little more elegant direction!

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These glitter moccasins are soft, warm, and so cute! Every sparkle - loving girl on your list would love to wear these.

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Does Taylor really need an explanation? She's a surefire success with the little girls in your life.

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These cute critter robes are a perfect gift! There's an animal for everyone in this line-up.

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These classic white roller skates are a classic Christmas gift! Even if they don't know how to skate (yet) I bet they'll be thrilled to learn in these cute skates.

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I know it might not be exciting, but if you want to give a gift that mom will appreciate, these Nike socks are the best! Socks are a great stocking stuffer no matter the age.

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This wall mounted chalkboard is a timeless playroom accessory they're going to love for years to come!

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This super-sweet little jewelry kit is the best combination of things little girls love! Crafting + jewelry, you can't go wrong here.

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This Instax camera gives us old school Polaroid vibes, and I can promise your kids are going to love it! Such a fun way to capture memories. This is the best price around, and it comes in a variety of fun colors.

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This book has it all! Answers to all the questions from kids in your life who are constantly asking WHY... plus a little humor, beautiful National Geographic images, and a great price point.

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These hoodies are the best I've found in my years of shopping for my little girls. They are soft, warm, and hold up so well to washing!

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A Hydroflask water bottle is a great gift for anyone on your list. Kids, teens and adults alike will appreciate this one!

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More Gift Ideas For Everyone on Your List

I hope you’ve seen a few items to inspire your shopping this year! What’s your favorite gift to give (or receive)? While a few of these items are new to me this year, I hope one or two of them end up in my stocking, as well. 

If you loved these ideas, I’ve got more great gift-giving inspiration! Check out these posts to create more customized gifts for friends and family.

If you’re feeling inspired by my gift guides this year, I’d love to hear from you! Please come back and share with me. If you try any of these items or ideas, please leave a comment or share with us over in Celebrating Simple, my Facebook share group. 

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