Christmas is quickly approaching and shopping for gifts has begun. But there’s always someone on your list that’s hard to shop for. Don’t get caught up in stressing over what to get them, or spending hours searching for ideas. I’ve already done that part for you! I created these guides to help inspire gift ideas for everyone on your Christmas list. Whether you’re looking for gifts for your mom or looking for your tech or beauty obsessed friend, these 2021 Christmas gift guides have got you covered. They are organized by person and by category to make it easier to find the guide you’re looking for.
Below you will find the following categories and guides:
- Specific people – mom, boyfriend, husband, best friend
- Categories – traveler, techie, foodie or cook, homebody, beauty guru, crafter, little ones/kids
- Type – small business, budget friendly, stocking stuffers
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Moms & Mothers/MIL
Moms can either be the easiest or the hardest to shop for. You love your mom and you want to get her something she will actually enjoy and use, not set aside for the rest of the year. Or maybe you’re shopping for your Mother-In-Law and you have no idea what to get her. Here are a few ideas your mom is sure to appreciate. I mean who wouldn’t want an at-home massage, a wine cooler, or a cocktail maker?
Boyfriend & Husband
Oh, boys. They either don’t want anything, or they already have everything. So what do you get them? How about something specific to his interests. Does he love Harry Potter? Get him a set of Harry Potter themed cookie cutters. For the gamer, get him the newest Battlefield game, an arcade stick or a Super Mario tee. Additionally, if he loves coffee, he is sure to love a heated coffee mug. And if you want to splurge, get him a new pair of Nike Metcon or Vapormax sneakers.
Your best friend is the one who knows you better than most. But sometimes as well as you know each other, you still don’t know what to get her for Christmas. Here are a few fun and practical gift ideas for your bestie. Treat her to a fancy wine stopper, pretty champagne flutes, Kendra Scott or Kate Spade earrings, or a cute vase for flowers.
Who is the person you know that is always traveling? The wanderlust friend who is always looking forward to their next trip or vacation. This guide covers all the travel essentials a traveler needs (although a water bottle would be a good addition too). Gift your traveling friend or family member a mini first aid kid, hiking shoes, a waterproof phone pouch, cord organizer, or portable battery. Furthermore, luggage and backpacks or belted bags are always a failsafe gift for a traveler.
Techie & Foodie/Cook
Two 2021 Christmas gift guides in one! For all your tech lovers, shop the top half of the guide. Gift them an LED ping pong game, a heated coffee mug, indoor plant grower or a Fujifilm instant camera. On the other hand, all your foodie and cook friends and family will love the bottom half of the guide. Treat the food lover or cook of the group to a truffle oil set, a charcuterie board, an air fryer or food dice for creating unique meals. And you can’t go wrong with some butter toffee pretzels!
If you are a small business owner or just plain lucky, you may still be working from home. Or maybe you work a corporate job and simply want to stay at home and relax over the weekend. Whatever reason you have to be at home, this is the comfy, cozy all-things-home guide you need for the homebody. Indulge them with a nice bath tray and fizzy bath bomb, or gift them a fancy wine with a Yeti wine tumbler. Also, keep them warm and cozy with a Barefoot dreams blanket, fuzzy slippers and a small space heater (essential for winter)!
Beauty Guru Hair & Makeup
Must I say much? This one is for the beauty lover. Skincare, hair and makeup – it’s all covered in this guide. Gift them Tula superfoods skincare or a delightful berry smoothie face mask to relax and bring out their inner glow. Got a blondie in your group? Gift them a purple hair care set to keep the color bright, or splurge on the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer for the perfect blowout. And for the makeup lover, give the gift of the popular Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk gloss and other makeup essentials.
Creative & Crafter
Ok, who knows someone who is always doing creative projects or crafting? Or maybe someone you know has a small business or Etsy shop! The Cricut Explore Air machine and Cricut Easy Press are the ultimate gift for any small business owner or crafter. Create endless paper, vinyl and fabric products and designs. And don’t forget to get them some blanks like these colorful tumblers to create their beautiful designs on. May I suggest fun scrapbook stickers as well?
Ah yes, the little ones. The ones who are super picky. Whether you have toddlers or teens, they are sure to enjoy at least one of these fun gifts. For the baby and toddler, gift them a plush animal with a special message, a discovery learning kit or a wooden tool set. Needs ideas for kids 5-10? Surprise them with dinosaur slippers, a soft sweater or a doll that looks just like them. Additionally, a galaxy light projector will be sure to bring joy to a kid of any age. And if you’re looking to splurge, there is always the Nintendo Switch and Mario Party!
Of all the 2021 Christmas gift guides, this might be my favorite. During this holiday season I want to encourage you to shop small when you can. Every purchase from a small business means so much to them and helps them to stay afloat in these difficult times. All items on this list are from various small businesses that would truly appreciate your support. Get some flavored syrups for food and drinks, UV protective clothing, Apple watch bands, gift baskets, travel cubes and more.
Budget Friendly $30 and Under
With so many people to shop for on your list, you want to be mindful of budget and spending. So I have created this budget friendly guide with gift ideas $30 and under. Find something for everyone on your list at a price your bank account will not hate you for later. Gift an egg turner or food dice for the foodie/cook, a plush toy for the kids, hair ties and setting powder for the beauty lover, and a wine bottle cooler for your mom, bestie or the homebody. Want something unique? Try the Crunch Cup that keeps milk and cereal separate yet together.
Stocking Stuffers $25 and Under
It’s always so fun to pull little gifts out of a stocking. But what the heck is small enough to fit in that stocking with limited space? All of these items are small enough to fit inside a Christmas stocking and won’t hurt your bank account at just $25 or less. Give the gift of yummy Smackers lip balm, a Tile tracker, hand sanitizer, hair ties, Smart Sweets candy, fuzzy socks and more.
I hope you found these 2021 Christmas gift guides helpful and found a few great gifts for the people on your list! As always, I appreciate your support so much and it means more than you know. If you purchased any items from these gift guides, I say a major THANK YOU! Bloggers spend a lot of time searching and creating guides in hopes of helping you find what you’re looking for. As a result, we may earn very small commissions on sales (usually around $0.25-$1.50) and every single purchase makes a difference.
I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas holiday season.