It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go — and I for one, am excited. It seems like every year the holiday season creeps earlier and earlier, and while I am personally not decking my halls until after Thanksgiving, I wanted to make sure I posted my holiday gift guides early this year to be a resource as you start to shop for your loved ones. I have started my holiday shopping and am planning to take advantage of Black Friday sales — and all the sales leading up to it.
I’m starting out this season’s holiday gift guides with gifts that are $25 & under — so whether you need a little luxury to treat a coworker, friend, neighbor, or hostess in your life, hopefully you can take some inspiration as you’re making your list and checking it twice.
Wordle Ornament — I love gifting ornaments that are representative of the year; in 2020, the one I gave out the most was a masked Santa Claus, and this year, a Wordle ornament feels perfect.
Disco Daisy Earrings — these earrings are some of the best ones in my jewelry box, and while they’re fun + festive, they also work year-round — I often wear them to weddings.
Velvet Travel Jewelry Case — this velvet travel jewelry case is lux, comes in several colors, and fits all the jewelry I need to pack while traveling. If you had a little more to spend, you could put a fun pair of earrings or bracelet inside.
Red Clay Hot Sauce Trio — my best friend Emma turned me onto Red Clay Hot Sauce this time last year, and I am so glad she did. This would be the perfect starter set for any hot sauce connoisseurs or foodies in your life.
Classic Santa Mug — it’s hard to beat a classic Santa mug; these just make me think of childhood in the best way. Pair with a hot chocolate bomb from Trader Joe’s, and you’ve got the perfect, easy gift.
Champagne Coupes — these $7 champagne coupes from CB2 are seemingly everywhere, and for good reason: you can’t beat the price! Grab a couple and pair with a bottle of bubbly.
Twinkle Town 500 Piece Puzzle — this would be the perfect gift for the recipient to crack open that week between Christmas and New Years when you aren’t sure what day it is and you’re just relaxing with family.
Sugarfina Holiday Chocolate — while I’m not one to spend this much on chocolate normally, that’s what I think makes a great gift — treating those you love to something they might not normally buy themselves.
Green Thread-Wrapped Drop Earrings — these earrings are festive and fun, but neutral enough they’d work for other occasions throughout the year. They’d make for a great stocking stuffer, too!
Bamboo-Wrapped Bottle Opener — the cutest bottle opener that would pair well with a six-pack of a holiday brew.
Thymes Frasier Fir Candle — if you haven’t smelled the Thymes Frasier Fir candles yet, they are amazing and smell exactly like a Christmas tree. They come in all sizes, so you can gift this one at multiple price points.
Holiday Bar Soap — my coworker gave us all holiday hand soap one year and I loved receiving it, so now I always have a couple on hand to gift throughout the season. Consumables are especially great for those recipients you don’t know as well. I love this one from anthropologie as it comes in several cute wrappers.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask — I’ve written about this lip sleeping mask in my holiday gift guides for the past several years, and I am here to recommend it again — it is truly the best at keeping my lips hydrated. I use it 365 nights a year before bed, without fail!
The Coziest Slippers — I purchased these slippers earlier this year and they are so cozy and perfect for wearing around the house. They come in a ton of colors, and would also be great paired with a pair of festive pjs!