Whether you know exactly what the they're wishing for or it’s still a mystery waiting to be solved, we're here to help you find the best gifts for everyone on your list. We’ve scanned the web, reviews, and polled editors for unique gift ideas for even your hardest to shop for friends—from presents for people who have everything to inexpensive gift ideas for your coworkers, and then some—we corralled them all into one epic holiday guide for you to browse and shop at ease.
Looking for a housewarming gift that doesn't cost nearly as much as a cashmere throw? We've got plenty of suggestions. On the hunt for a personalized present? We rounded-up the best Etsy has to offer including monogrammed notebooks and custom necklaces. Want to splurge on a gift for your mother-in-law that will actually impress? Why not go halfsies with your partner on a set of Apple AirPods?
Practical Secret Santa gifts, top gifts for college students, trendy gifts for teens, (and tweens!) and presents for teenage girls—the selection we’ve curated is virtually limitless and simultaneously spot-on, if we don't say so ourselves.
Ahead, all the best gift ideas to add to your holiday shopping list in 2022, including stellar last minute options you can find Amazon just in case you're still procrastinating. No judgement! You've got a lot of people to buy for.
Best Gifts for Women in 2022
First up, we have gifts for all the leading women in your life, from your grandma to your best friend to your colleague turned work wife. Highlights for your giftee include limited edition Advent calendars and skin care and makeup sets from the likes of Glossier and Rare Beauty, cute jewelry, immaculate gift baskets, and dreamy PJ sets for the ultimate homebody.
Best Gifts Under $25
Sticking to a budget can actually make shopping for Christmas gifts more fun. Your limit is set so your creativity can kind of, sort of run wild. Wondering where to start? Beauty sets are a safe bet for just about anyone—Laneige lip balms and Supergoop make some of our favorites, and minis are great for friends with holiday travel plans. (They're some of the best stocking stuffers you can find.) For the Y2K-obsessed millennial on your list, Emi Jay's butterfly barrettes are a no-brainer—or a set of iridescent pocket mirrors that will never fail to delight when pulled out of a purse. (So pretty!) If you're getting a gift for a coworker—cue the White Elephant exchange—Uncommon Goods' weather-predicting Storm Cloud is a great desk companion. (It's a TikTok favorite for a reason.) And for any upcoming gatherings you may have, Catbird's wishing papers will be an unexpected hit—just add matches to complete your present.
Best Gifts for Mom in 2022
Chances are the thing Mom wants most is for you to call her every week, but that doesn’t mean material gifts will be refused. Presents of the self-care variety are always appreciated, like one of Lake’s super-comfy robes to elevate her morning routine or a pretty weighted blanket under which she can snuggle at home. And Lanshin's hand massager is a great alternative if the Theragun you got her last year is still in the box.
Best Gifts for Husbands in 2022
Few guys care about the things we think they do (read “leather passport holders,” “nubby-knit sweaters”) and just want cool gifts they can actually use. Our advice? Skip the expensive clothing that’ll collect dust and go for pieces you know he’ll be excited about. We’re talking monthly subscription boxes for coffee drinkers (and the gooseneck kettle to take their brew to the next level), drizzle-on-everything sauces for the foodie, and a uniquely embroidered shirt—because guys curate their off-duty uniform just as much you do.
Best Nordstrom Gifts in 2022
From luxe beauty to stylish kitchen upgrades, Nordstrom has plenty of great gift ideas if you want to get your shopping done in one fell swoop. Here are some best sellers to get you started.
Best Amazon Gifts in 2022
Amazon has a little something for everyone, but you already knew that. Show off your gifting skills with any one of the finds below—from luxe beauty sets and tech gifts to pantry staples probably already in their Save for Later list, like Ottolenghi's newest cookbook, and Bee's Wrap's reusable food wraps that look way cuter than clingfilm in the fridge.
Gifts for People Who Have Everything
We all have that hard-to-gift-anything friend. The good news? Stakes are surprisingly low when they have so much, so you can skip the printed tote or stainless steel water bottle and have fun with your present. We’re partial to offbeat gifts they may not have thought of immediately, like heirloom-worthy jewelry (plus a little home for safe-keeping) or high-quality cookware for the only person in your life with a New York Times Cooking subscription.