Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List
The holidays are almost here and it's time to shop! Save big on holiday sales and find awesome gifts for everyone on your list. Time seems to fly by faster every year, and finding the right gift can be difficult and time consuming. To save you a little time, we put together a list of our favorites.
This year we wanted to show you gifts on non-Amazon sites. While most of these items are available on Amazon, we are providing links to other ecommerce sites that you might consider this year. Many of these items are available locally too! As much as we love Amazon personally, it's hard on small businesses like us - so we'd love to encourage you to diversify your shopping this year! Most of these websites offer free shipping and even better deals than you can find on Amazon.
Pick a category below or start scrolling to see our favorite finds:
Here are some fun, low-cost stocking stuffers everyone will love! These also work great as white elephant gifts for the office or holiday parties.
Easy as toast! Here's that thing you never knew you needed. Hate it when your bagel is jammed in the toaster? These bamboo tongs are the answer. It has a magnet so you can hang them on the toaster too!
Do you have a friend or loved one who is constantly losing their keys? This tile will change everything (and has greatly improved my friend's marriage!). Just sync the tile to your phone and you'll be able to track anything that's attached to it (keys, lunchbox, your cat and more!)
Music Playing Cards - $10
Take it to the bridge game. A deck of playing cards with music icons, that is. These cards feature David Bowie, Whitney Houston and more of your favorite artists.
Hilarious Cocktail Napkins
I love serving a drink or a cookie to a guest with a funny cocktail napkin. Emily McDowell has a ton of witty, sarcastic, and hilarious options for any occasion. These are great for anyone who has the occasional (or frequent) guest in their home.
Juzo Laundry Bag - $2.99This practical gift is great to keep anyone organized. This affordable laundry bag is great to safely wash your compression stockings as well as other small, delicate items that run the risk of getting snagged in the washer.
Burt's Bees Lip Balm
Maybe you're born with it. If not, you can be ready for the mistletoe with this Peppermint lip balm from Burt's Bees. Not goopy, has sunscreen and the mint is just a hint. Pucker up. Burt's Bees is available at a ton of local stores - or online! It's proudly made in the USA - not far from where our Allegro socks are made actually.
BrightLife Gift Card
Everyone can use compression. EVERYONE. Whether you have a traveler, an athlete, someone who sits at a desk or stands all day long - compression can provide them a wealth of health benefits. Not sure what kind of sock they'd want? Don't stress! Get them a gift card and we'll help them figure it out.
Staying hydrated when you travel is incredibly important. This lightweight canister will pack easily and you can fill it up as soon as you get through security. Our staff swears by it for long walks with the dog. It doesn't just keep things cold actually - if you're going on a camping trip and want to pack hot soup for the first night, look no further.
Sockwell Compression Socks – $24.99
These stylish wool compression socks are made for men and women in a large variety of colors and patterns. These socks help to keep your legs fresh, energized and ache-free, while fighting fatigue, swelling and blood clots while you travel. These make an easy gift because they only come in two sizes.
Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee- $6.99
A lot of hotels offer hot water, tea and gross coffee in the hotel rooms. If you need caffeine as soon as you wake up, why not pack a few of these lightweight coffee packets? They taste nearly identical to the Starbucks drip coffee (I swear!). I actually keep them at home for guests who don't want Nespresso and everyone has been really impressed with the taste! These are available at any grocery store.
GoBites Travel Utensils - $3+
These civilized travel utensils are as functional as they are cool looking. Perfect for anyone who camps or takes long road trips and needs to snack on the go! Do you know someone who is on the road a lot? Get them one of these groovy sporks.
Home chefs can be pretty picky about what they use in the kitchen. We've scoured the internet and read the reviews on kitchen items - so you don't have to. These are the perfect gifts for cooking fanatics!$4
Therafirm Core-Spun Compression Socks – $21.56
These super soft, stretchy socks are perfect for someone who stands in the kitchen making cakes and turkey. Available in 4 compression levels for men and women. Choose from a variety of fun patterns too! The Core-Spun collection offers sizes for large and petite legs. Not sure what compression level to get your chef? Start low with a 15-20 mmHg.
Gel Anti-Fatigue Kitchen Mat - $34.95+
While we're discussing leg pain in the kitchen, why not pair those compression socks with a gel kitchen mat? These mats protect your feet, knees and back while you cook by providing cushion and support beneath your feet. They come in a lot of classic patterns and styles. You can also order them with beveled edges that will never curl to present a tripping hazard.
America's Test Kitchen Vegetarian Cookbook
Know someone who needs a bit more fiber? We're all trying to eat healthier and reduce our meat consumption (better for you and the Earth). Scott recently started test driving this cookbook, and I'm reaping the rewards when he brings in his creations to work! Baked Ziti that actually is as filling and fulfilling as the meaty-classic. We love meat and we also love this book.
We all know someone who is working just a little too much. If you don't, you can come swing by our office :) We threw together some of our dream gifts for those in your life who are putting in too many hours or tend to be busy bees.
Peepers Blue Light Filter Glasses
Phone and computer screens have you seeing red? Get these glasses that filter blue light - and your eyes will be in the clear again. You can get these as readers and even without a prescription lens. The "no prescription" option is great for anyone who regularly wears contacts (like me!).
I love a cup of calming tea before I go to bed ahead of another long day. They're delicious and I feel healthy drinking them. This is one of my favorite brands, but there are a lot of high quality teas available. You can find these teas at most grocery stores or order them easily online.
Flameless Candle - $17.97+
Look - workaholics tend to have anxiety. Nothing spikes my anxiety more than thinking I've left something on in my apartment (like the oven, the iron, my hair straightener). Why not give your anxious loved one a moment of zen with a lovely candle that won't set the apartment on fire?
Paint Your Dog - Custom!
There's nothing like getting flowers in the mail. NOTHING. I think flowers or even a plant make an amazing gift - whether you're a man or a woman. There's just something really special about opening up a box of fresh flowers and seeing them every day. I've been shopping at a company called Bouqs lately. They tell you exactly who grew your flowers and tell you about the farmers in detail - I love it. They offer bouquets and potted plants.
Allegro Compression Socks
Workaholics are usually sitting down all day or standing all day. In either case, their legs could use the support of a light compression sock. Graduated compression socks improve circulation to prevent spider veins, reduce fatigue and energize legs! Allegro socks are made right in NC and they're incredibly affordable. You can get dress styles - like the Men's Pin Dot or more cushioned Athletic Socks for those who may be in work boots.
Calpak Carry-On Luggage
Another one of Oprah's favorite things that we love! This is a bit spendy, but if you know someone who is frequently traveling - well worth it! This suitcase features really convenient exterior pockets so your traveler can get to their needed items quickly. It also has a TSA approved lock to keep your items secure.
Fancy Glass Straws
2019 was really the year we turned against the plastic straw. Who knew that war was coming? For those of us who miss our straw friends, there are lots of new items popping up to replace the environmentally hazardous plastic straw. These glass straws are very classy and the wide opening makes them versatile - from milkshake to water.
If you're relaxing at home, you still need the prefect outfit to do it! Something soft and cozy that will be comfortable whether you're relaxing on the couch or scooping some ice cream in the kitchen. This lounger is great because you can go outside in it to get the paper or sit on the deck to have a cup of coffee. Plus it's one of Oprah's favorite things, so you know it's good!
Wicked Good Slippers
Footwear is important as always (to us!). These LL Bean slippers check off everything we're looking for in a slipper. They have a soft interior - check. Hard, non-slip sole that can go outside and not be ruined - check. There's a back to these which prevents slippage. And, lastly, they're not unisex so we can all get a perfect fit.
Bath Bombs Away - $14.80+
Sometimes a hot bath is all you need to relieve tense, aching muscles and ease away the stress of our daily lives. These bath bombs are sure to relax - handcrafted in California using green manufacturing processes. Made in America and environmentally conscious - no worries here at all.
Medi Day Gel
More than your ordinary moisturizer! This skin treatment is safe to use with compression stockings and it will improve the health of your skin. Not only will it treat dry, flaking skin - but it can help improve circulation with the addition of horse chestnut. This is a great gift for anyone who wears compression or is battling dry skin.
What are some of your favorite gift ideas this holiday season? Comment below to share.