Our holiday gift guide series continues today with our roundup of gifts that elevate the everyday. This roundup is all about taking items your giftee uses regularly and upping the ante a bit. They’re the items folks may not always readily buy for themselves but would love to receive as a gift. And even though these gift ideas are a bit more elevated, there’s still a wide range of price options (starting at $15), to fit an array of budgets. This has been the most fun guide to put together, and I hope you find it just as enjoyable to browse through!
We have one more guide coming this week from a sponsored partner I love. Then we’ll take a break from gift guides until early next month, when I’ll share some ideas for last-minute gifts, along with our annual roundup of my favorite things from the entire year. You can find all of our guides saved here for your future gifting needs! Thank you for browsing and shopping with us this year! It’s truly so appreciated.
Oh boy, THIS OLIVE OIL. This has been my go-to ingredient to add a bit of extra flavor to any number of dishes of late. Put it on toast, put it on noodles, put it on salads, put it on leftovers of almost any variety—any giftee on your list is going to love this.
I’ve loved Alex Mill for years (this Fair Isle cardigan and cozy sweater jumpsuit are two recent favorites!). The brand carries beautifully designed, quality pieces that can be worn for years to come. I love the idea of gifting this cashmere beanie as an elevated take on the winter staple. Bonus: It comes in a whopping twelve lovely colors!
This colorblock notebook comes in seven color combos and would make a lovely gift for someone who loves to journal or jot down their daily notes all in one place.
Whether carrying groceries, transporting odds and ends for your kiddos, or packing extra goodies for a holiday weekend away, there are countless times when a good tote comes in handy. Give the gift of this beautifully designed Sézane tote and your giftee can have both convenience and style.
This retro candle design—a la Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s Soup depiction—would be a fitting addition to anyone’s shelf, desk, or nightstand.
A good coffee table book always makes for a superbly fun gift, and this one in particular comes packed with 100 narratives of exceptional women from across the globe.
I’m a big fan of this lip wrap from ILA for exfoliating and moisturizing dry lips. Your giftee is sure to love it too!
While this gift is certainly on the spendier side, it would make such a stunning, useful addition to the kitchen of any passionate home cook. These cast iron pieces come in a number of different colors and sizes too!
The dry, cold winter air does a number on my hands every year, and a good hand cream is essential. This one from Nécessaire is fragrance-free and would make such a delightful gift!
Oh how I’d love to cuddle up next to the fire with this beautiful, cozy emerald green blanket.
Our content producer, Greta, owns and loves this mask holder! If you’re going to wear a mask every day, why not do it in style (and with less likelihood of losing it)? It also comes in a tan color for any neutral-loving giftees out there.
Drawing a bath on a cold winter day is the ultimate luxury, and anyone can make theirs even more luxurious with a bathing accoutrement like this one from Fresh.
Is your giftee looking for the present of a better night’s sleep? This silk sleepmask may be just what they wanted.
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BY Kate Arends - November 15, 2021
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.