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The Most Thoughtful Gifts for Everyone on Your List

For everyone from co-workers to family members (and even your favorite pooch!), these are the gifts they'll love this year.

The "Little Something" Gift Guide


For co-workers, friends, or the family Secret Santa exchange, what do you get when you need to buy something for the person who has everything? These little somethings will fit the bill.

 
Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Duo ($20)
These universally flattering, long-wearing pencils are a splurge she's reluctant to make for herself - making them the perfect gift!
Claus Porto Soaps ($50)
 
This 130-year-old Portuguese company makes the most luxuriously fragranced, gorgeously packaged soaps.  
Billykirk Leather Valet Tray ($37)
Know a guy who's always losing his keys? Give him a place to put them he'll never forget about with this sleek leather catch-all.
 
Moleskin Colored Pencils ($25)
Whether your creative friend is into bullet journaling or sketching at the farmer's market, they'll love this chic colored pencil set to match the notebook they already have. 
Seshin Korean Body Scrub ($36)
Open their eyes to the incredible world of Korean skincare with this ultra-effective, not-too-scratchy body scrub. *Giada Favorite!
Pocket Coloring Roll ($9.50)
All the stress-relieving fun of a coloring book in a compact roll that stows away easily. The finished artwork can double as a table runner!
Mason Pearson Hairbrush ($105)
 
This ultra-luxurious hairbrush claims to reduce split ends, frizz, and breakage. It also feels fantastic in your hand! 
Rose Grown Mini Succulent Pots ($36)
Make your green-thumbed friend's day with a sweetly tiny, hand-thrown pot made in Atlanta by artist Sonia Rose McCall.
Diptyque Limited Edition Frosted Forest Candle ($35)
Catch a unicorn - or at least smell like one- with the scent of a pine forest with a hint of mint, a wintry fragrance that'll warm any home. The No-Stuff Gift Guide


The No-Stuff Gift Guide


If you're trying to live more minimally, the holidays can be a stressful flood of stuff. The antidote: These experiences that are more than just gifts - they're memories in the making.
 

Blow Out at Dry Bar ($45)
Your girlfriend will think of you (and thank you!) the next time she's getting dolled up for a big night out.
MoviePass ($89/year)
An all-access pass to see movies at almost every theater in the country, all year long? Hello, date nights!
Air BnB Gift Card (any amount)
Give the gift of a weekend away or a staycation; do the research to find the perfect cozy getaway or let them have the fun of making the plans themselves.
Cooking Class at The Brooklyn Kitchen ($85+)
This store-slash-event space in NYC is one of my favorites. There's a class there for every skill level, from How To Make Donuts to Date Night with Julia Child.
Karaoke Machine ($46)
OK, so this one isn't technically an experience. But the hours of fun you'll have with the entire family performing your favorite jams are priceless.
Task Rabbit Gift Card ($25+)
Have a friend who is moving or needs extra help around the house? Spouse wants a get of jail free card on some nagging tasks? A Task Rabbit will do it!
Happy Place Pop Up Museum Tickets ($28)
This Instagram-worthy experience is guaranteed to make them smile, with 13 unique, joy-inducing rooms, from a giant smiley-face ball pit to a confetti dome.

The Personalized Gift Guide


Show them how much you care with a gift that's been specially crafted just for them. Note: Most personalization adds a few weeks to shipping times, so get that shopping done soon!

Personalized Kids' Book ($25)
What kid doesn't love hearing about him or herself? Make them the star of story time with these cute books.
Monogrammed Titleist Golf Balls ($56)
The golfer in your life will love these status-symbol monogrammed balls.
Monogrammed Baby Blanket ($155)
It's a splurge, but if you're got a new mom friend or baby in the family, this touching gift will become the centerpiece of their new nursery.
Monogrammed Silk Neck Scarves ($68)
I love accessorizing with a chic neck scarf - these all-silk ones would look great worn with a simple sundress or wrapped around a purse handle.
Custom Dress Shirt from Proper Cloth ($95)
Choose the fabric, collar, and cuff with this online tailoring service for a stylish shirt that'll fit him to a T.
Monogrammed Glitter Pouch ($26)
Give your little girl's nail polishes & lip glosses a very special home with this sparkly little pouch she'll want to take everywhere with her.
Personalized Stan Smith Sneakers ($80+)
Upgrade the classic, goes-with-everything sneaker with a monogram on the heel, or build a custom pair from the sole up.
Autographed Cookbook ($35)
Share the Giada love with an autographed copy of one of my cookbooks! Guaranteed to make the pasta lover in your life smile.
Personalized M&Ms 
Anyone with a sweet tooth will love their very own batch of M&Ms stamped with their initials in tons of chic colors, including silver and gold metallic.
Monogrammed Ribbon
Make sure their packages stand out under the tree with the perfect finishing touch!

The On-The-Table Gift Guide


I couldn't pick out a list of my favorite things without including at least a few yummy treats and kitchen tools! Whether they're a pro-level cook or a total rookie, there's something here to please every palate.


Williams Sonoma Giada Pasta Gift Crate ($90)
Give them the gift of a sous chef - me! My lovingly designed sauces and spice rubs can kickstart hundreds of different recipes.
Bertie Botts' Every Flavor Beans ($5)
Your little Harry Potter fan will squeal at this gross-out treat. Will they get watermelon, cherry, or earwax flavor? The fun is in guessing what comes next!
Sourdough loaf from Poilane (40€)
My favorite bakery in the whole world makes the best bread you've ever tasted - one slice of this sourdough and they'll be spoiled for life.
The Chef 30-Day Challenge ($11)
Know someone who's trying to up their game in the kitchen? Challenge them with a new activity every day to seriously improve their skills.
Dolce & Gabbana Pastificio G Di Martino Kit ($110)
Even fashionistas agree you can never have enough pasta in your life! The luxe brand has partnered with one of the best pasta makers in Italy for this chic splurge.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats (FREE!)
Whip up a batch of these tasty treats for the good boy in your family - because everyone deserves a gift at Christmas!
MAC Knives ($300)
These gorgeous Japanese-made knives fit in your hand like a glove and stay sharper longer. Chopping onions never felt so fun!
Tilit Apron ($48)
Nothing makes you feel like a great cook more than a good apron. Designed by tell restaurant pros and made in NYC's garment district, these are the best of the best.
Italian Panettone From Roy ($50)
No Italian Christmas is complete without one of these sweet breads. This obsessively crafted version is the best in the US - I love the chocolate, of course!
Instapot ($75)
If they love slow cooker meals but never have enough time to let them simmer, they need an Instant Pot. This miracle appliance cooks flavorful braises in a fraction of the time.

The Monthly Gift, Gift Guide


Stretch out the holiday cheer all year long with these subscription gifts that will deliver a handpicked surprise every month.

Reading Bug Box ($27/month)
Has your little one caught the reading bug? This book of the month club sends a new set of age-appropriate selections tailored to their interests every month. 
Salt & Straw Seasonal pints Club ($65/month)
Now they can enjoy this cult-favorite Portland-made ice cream anywhere in the country! Each shipment contains five creative, mouthwatering seasonal flavors.
Xbox Game Pass ($10/month)
The Netflix of gaming gives him access to more than 100 Xbox games on demand, with new games being added every month.
Sock Panda Sock of the Month Club ($19/month)
Spice up their wardrobe with two fun & crazy sock styles every month. Bonus: Sock Panda donates one pair of socks to those in need for every box ordered.
Winestyr Wine Club ($79/month)
I've discovered so many new favorite wines through this service, all from small producers in Sonoma County. 
KiwiCo Crates ($20/month)
Every month, a new STEAM-based project for your kids is delivered to your door. They'll have so much fun they won't even notice it's educational!
Trunk Club ($40+)
For the guy who always has "nothing to wear," this personal shopping service delivers a hand-picked selection of clothes to try on at home. He keeps only the pieces he loves and sends back the rest.

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