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During this busy holiday shopping season, it can be hard to keep track of all the gifts you plan on purchasing. Whether you’re panicking about purchases for Thanksgiving hosts and hostesses or planning details for Christmas shopping, it’s always much easier to have some ideas on hand. You never want to buy a gift just because—but sometimes, you do need a little assistance to make sure every gift feels customized and thoughtful.
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We’ve compiled a list of gifts that has every kind of person in mind: mom, dad, friends, those you know well, and those you don’t. This list will give you some ideas and inspiration as you begin shopping for the holidays, all from the comfort of your own home. Our list ranges from an amazing ice cream maker to an incredibly reviewed sleep mask, so we’re certain one or two of these gifts under $100 will be a hit for someone you love.
►Holiday gift guides 2022: Shop for everyone on your list with this ultimate gift guide
1. For the one who throws amazing parties: Winc Wine Subscription
A Winc subscription is the gift that gives back, and it’s great for someone who is always bringing a bottle of nice wine to your place or hosting holiday parties. Winc has an amazing selection, specific customization to customers’ specific taste, and great recommendations. Your giftee will get three bottles of wine per month starting at $40.
2. For the one with the sweet tooth: Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
Everyone loves ice cream. It’s even better when it’s available anytime, any day. Our favorite ice cream maker, the Cuisinart ICE-21, makes 1-½-quarts of ice cream with just heavy cream and any other ingredients on hand. We loved it for it’s simple and easy-to-use design, plus the open top is great for pouring in chocolate chips and taste tasting. The machine can also make frozen drinks, sorbet and frozen yogurt in just 20 minutes. They won’t ever miss that homemade ice cream ever again.
3. For the one who can’t get enough coffee: Bialetti Espresso Maker
We’ve tested some fantastic espresso machines, but they are not cheap. The Bialetti Espresso Maker makes it so easy to make espresso on the stovetop at home, for under $50. Put in coffee or espresso grounds with water and you’ll have six cups of espresso in a few minutes. It also works great for those who don’t enjoy measuring their coffee grounds—the grounds cup just needs to be filled to the top, which means no one has to do any math in the morning.
4. For the one who loves sleeping in: Tuft and Needle Jersey Sheets
You know your favorite t-shirt that is threadbare and worn because you can’t stop wearing it? Tuft & Needle’s Jersey Sheets are that kind of cozy—without the wear. These 100% cotton organic sheets are as comfortable as can be, and reviewers say the sheets also keep them cool at night. This will be a sheet set that keeps anyone coming back to bed. The set includes two pillowcases, a fitted sheet, and a top sheet.
5. For the casually stylish one: Cariuma sneakers
Cariuma makes some of the most comfortable sneakers we’ve ever tried. Their classic canvas style comes in a variety of colors to match every outfit, making a perfect gift for the stylish one who also values comfort and quality. The brand even plants a tree for every pair of sneakers you buy, so you can feel good about every step you take in these.
6. For the one who loves a cozy night outdoors: Solo Stove Mesa
The Solo Stove Bonfire is one of the best fire pits we’ve ever tested, now say hello to a cozy night outdoors with the Solo Stove Mesa tabletop fire pit. This smaller, portable model is ideal for smaller spaces and makes a great gift for campers and outdoorsy people. The smokeless fire pit comes in six colors and includes a stand, pellet adapter and nylon carrying bag.
7. For the kid who loves being creative: Kiwi Co. Ice-Dyed Kit
The best kind of gift for kids is one where they’re having fun and learning at the same time. Kiwi Co.’s Ice-Dyed Hat and Socks set puts a cool new spin on the tie-dye trend, demonstrating the chemical reaction between tie-dye and ice. It comes with a hat and two pairs of socks, but can be used to dye any white shirts and clothing at home.
8. For the one who is always busy: Home Chef
Meal delivery services have ramped up their offerings the past few years, and Home Chef remains one of our favorites. They have seven options to choose from, including the classic meal kit service, oven-ready kits and culinary collections for a home chef who appreciates premium ingredients and has the time to cook. We found meals to be filling and delicious, and customer service is hands on and reliable.
9. For the upscale foodie: Brightland Olive Oil, Honey, and Vinegar Set
Brightland is a woman-owned company that focuses on direct-to-consumer olive oil. This set comes with their classic olive oil, raw champagne vinegar, and California orange blossom honey. It also comes with a gold-brushed stainless steel spout for a smooth pour from the olive oil bottle. All ingredients are sourced from family farms in California, so it’s even a gift that will give back to small farms.
10. For the one who loves cat naps: Mzoo Sleep Mask
The Mzoo Sleep Mask came in our number one spot when we reviewed the best sleeping masks of 2022. It blocks all light, is comfortable without pressure on the eyes, and has an adjustable snap that’ll fit most heads. If you need to clean it, you can just throw it into the washing machine with the rest of your clothes. On top of all these benefits, it’s a great price at just $20. There’s no need to invest in expensive sleep masks with Mzoo!
11. For the home chef: Lodge Combo Cast Iron Cooking Set
A cast iron pan is essential for a home chef. You can gift any of the best iron-cast skillets we tested, or make it a gift set with The Lodge Combo set. The two-piece set comes pre-seasoned and is oven safe for any meal, and is guaranteed to last a lifetime. If you know someone who always look forward to making their meals, they can always use a nice, new cast-iron set. Since it’s 13 pounds, they can even use one of the pans to press paninis—a great multi-tool for the kitchen.
12. For the one who enjoys a nice aroma: Asakuki Essential Oil Diffuser
Who doesn’t like their house to smell good? The Asakuki diffuser is our best value essential oil diffuser, and doesn’t just expel essential oils with a misting function—with a wood-style base, it serves as a great showpiece in any home. It’s well suited for the kitchen or a relaxing bed-side table item. With a timer, you can set it to run until you fall asleep for a sleepy bedtime routine. It has seven LED light colors and can mist up to eight hours.
13. For the tea-lover: UEndure Tea Tumbler
Bringing loose leaf tea on the go can be an endeavor, but the UEndure Tea Tumblr allows tea drinkers to put their favorite loose leaf tea in a portable tumbler. The bottle is dishwasher safe and has a sleek design that fits well in the hand. With a double glass wall, it will heat up, but not enough to burn your hands. To top it off, the tumbler is BPA free, and glass and stainless steel ensures old liquid smells won’t stick. It can also be used for coffee, water and more.
14. For the green gardener: FCMP IM4000 Composter
For a gardener, compost is fantastic for making rich soil and getting veggies and plants to grow ASAP. The FCMP IM4000 Compost Tumbler heats up quick to ensure compost will break down as fast as possible, too, so a gardener can get that good soil quick. This also means accumulating less garbage that will go into a landfill since all food and biodegradable items can go into the compost bin. This bin features two composting chambers which allows one side to finish cooking while you can continue to put scraps in the empty chamber. It’s made of polypropylene, which will not degrade under sunlight and ensures it will survive in the weather.
15. For the photographer: Renewed Polaroid Now I-Type Instant Camera
Polaroid has been around for over 70 years, and the company is coming back with a refurbished Polaroid Instant Camera. The camera comes in two styles, but both have a retro-classic look. This camera instantly prints colored photos. You can also do double exposure, which is a creative way to overlay two photos together. It also comes with a self-timer, so taking a selfie or a group photo is a breeze.
16. For the one always losing their keys: Tile Mate
Tile Mate is a little tracker keychain for your keys—or anything else that’ll suit them—when you’ve lost them nearby. It works within 250 feet and is water resistant, so there will be no trouble when you carry it out in the rain. When you need to find something attached to Tile Mate, it’ll ring a sound. If it’s farther than 250 feet, you can see most recent location, and if someone finds it, they can report it on the Tile Network. It’s the best gift for a kid who’s afraid to lose their stuffie or for the dad who can never find his car keys.
17. For the one who needs to relax: LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs
The LifeAround2Angel Bath Bombs gift set comes with 12 bath bombs that are handcrafted in California. They are our best overall bath bombs and will make your skin moisturized and color the water for a relaxing, customized bath time. Scents include vanilla, lavender, kiwi and strawberry, coconut, mango, papaya and more. With all-natural ingredients, these are great for those with sensitive skin.
18. For the writer or musician who needs extra support: Lunix LX3 Cordless Electric Hand Massager
Anyone who is writing by hand or typing on their computer during the workday could use a little massage, and these days, that’s almost everyone. The Lunix LX3 massager gives a heated massage on the wrist and hand joints to relieve pain. This product also has a heat-only setting, perfect for heating up hands while sitting on the couch and relaxing.
Holiday gift guide 2022
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