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The Absolute Best Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Is it just us or does the holiday season feel brighter than ever? Many of us are finally being reunited with loved ones, and shopping for the best gifts (somehow?) feels less stressful—and way more exciting—than expected. (It certainly helps when you have options for days to choose from.) Granted, there may be shipping delays to be mindful of when hitting the checkout button, but that’s nothing a little planning can’t take out of the equation. 

However many Christmas gifts you’ve already checked off your shopping list (or their wish list), we’re here to help you find the perfect gift. We’ve spent the last few weeks scanning the web for thoughtful gift ideas for everyone in your life—from your bestie who’s a ceramics enthusiast to your gadget-obsessed dad and then some—and decided to corral them all into one epic gift guide for you to browse and shop at ease. 

Looking to surprise Mom with a monthly subscription box? There’s plenty. On the hunt for a unique gift from Etsy? Here you go. Trying to snag a great gift for your husband? We promise the ideas below won’t disappoint. 

Fresh blooms, TikTok finds, Advent calendars, under-$25 stocking stuffers, Disney-inspired ideas, last-minute gifts—the selection of holiday gifts we’ve curated for friends and family members is virtually limitless and simultaneously spot-on. Dare we say it low-key rivals Oprah’s Favorite Things? Ahead, all the best gift ideas to shop in 2021.

Best Gifts for Women in 2021

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 include cult-favorite skin-care sets from the likes of Glossier and Sunday Riley, cute stationery, luxe wintery candles, and cozy gifts for the ultimate homebody. 

Glossier The Skincare Edit

$50
Glossier

Sunday Riley Anti-Aging Kit

$93
Sephora

Eberjey Gisele Piped Stretch-Modal Pajamas

$129
Net-A-Porter

Papier Scallop-Spine List Notepads

$29
Papier

Everlane The Cashmere Bandana

$50
Everlane

Tenoverten The Pedicure Kit

$95
Tenoverten

Le Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle

$78
Nordstrom

Trudon La Marquise Coupelle

$55
Trudon

Les Ottomans Eye Hand-Painted Tray

$84
MatchesFashion

Alighieri Gold The Mia Necklace

$230$127
Ssense

Best Last-Minute Gifts in 2021

The clock may be ticking to get your holiday gifts sent out, but luckily there are plenty of reliable online retailers (hi, Nordstrom) that offer fast, affordable shipping options so your packages arrive just in time. 

Dyson Prussian Blue Supersonic Hair Dryer Gift Edition

$430
Nordstrom

Augustinus Bader The Cream

$85$72
Nordstrom

Victoria Beckham VB's Makeup Favorites

$75
Violet Grey

Ugg Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slingback Sandals

$100
Nordstrom

Sophie Bille Brahe Velvet Jewelry Box

$85
Net-A-Porter

Mejuri Pavé Diamond U Hoops

$300
Mejuri

Apple iPad Mini

$499
Apple

Book of the Month Subscription

$50
Book of the Month

Best Gifts for Mom in 2021

Chances are the thing Mom wants most this year is in-person hugs and kisses, 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. (Psst: This section also includes top-notch gifts for new and old pet parents.)

UrbanStems The Juneau

$95
UrbanStems

Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket

$249
Bearaby

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

$98
Tory Burch

Lake Cozy Robe

$174
Lake

Bestowe Gifting Baby Shower Love

$120
Bestowe Gifting

Cos Eye Mask and Hot-Water-Bottle Holder Set

$125
Cos

Caraway Seven-Piece Cookware Set With Lid Storage

$395
Nordstrom

Soft Services Smoothing Gift Set

$118$102
Soft Services

Byredo Young Rose

$270$230
Net-a-Porter

Smythson Mara Passport Cover Wallet

$255$127
Smythson

Cat Person Mesa Bowl

$40
Cat Person

Wild One Harness Walk Kit

$118$98
Wild One

Best Gifts for Husbands in 2021

Few guys care about the things we think they do (read “fancy sweaters,” “nubby-knit scarves”) and just want cool gifts they can actually use. Our advice? Skip the expensive stuff that’ll collect dust and go for pieces you know he’ll be excited about. We’re talking hot sauces for the foodie, cozy beanies, and fancy slippers—because guys like feeling themselves while they shuffle around the house too.

Google Nest Cam

$100
Best Buy

Apple AirTag

$29
Apple

GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler

$159
Amazon

Fuego Spice Hot Sauce Gift Set (Set of 3)

$30
Amazon

Atlas Coffee Club Subscription Gift Card

$60$45
Atlas Coffee

Dyson Purifier Humidify+Cool Formaldehyde

$900
Dyson

Buck Mason Root Rib Cotton Cashmere Seafarer Beanie

$60
Buck Mason

Desmond & Dempsey Sansindo Tiger-Print Cotton Slippers

$75
Matchesfashion

Casa Rica Tequila Blanco

$46
Drizly

Stanley Full Kitchen Base Camp Cook Set

$80
Bespoke Post

Best Nordstrom Gifts in 2021

From luxe beauty to chic home decor, Nordstrom has plenty of great gift ideas if you want to get your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop. Here are some highlights to get you started. 

Charlotte Tillbury Walk of No Shame Lip & Eye Set

$60
Nordstrom

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum

$34
Nordstrom

Aesop The Advocate Set

$105
Nordstrom

Boy Smells Holiday Votive Candle Set

$58
Nordstrom

Riki Loves Riki 5x Lighted Mirror

$205
Nordstrom

Slip Pure Silk Skinny Hair Tie Nightlife Holiday Bauble

$27
Nordstrom

Blissy Dream 4-Piece Mulberry Silk Set

$120$80
Nordstrom

Great Jones The Dutchess Dutch Oven

$160
Nordstrom

Lauren Rubinski Forever Beaded Phone Strap

$115
Nordstrom

Estelle Colored Glass Stem Wineglasses (Set of 2)

$75
Nordstrom

Best Amazon Gifts in 2021

Amazon has a little something for everyone, but you already knew that. Show off your gifting skills with some crowd-pleasing picks below, including buzzy skin-care sets, tech gifts, and the unexpected must-have—a digital Polaroid photo printer. (Humblebrag: For more fun gifts you can shop immediately, we put together our own gift guide on Amazon with Glamour-editor-approved picks.)

The Ordinary Face Serum Set

$44
Amazon

Kindle Paperwhite

$130$90
Amazon

L’or de Seraphine La Roseraie Scented Candle (17 oz.)

$45
Amazon

Nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask

$34
Amazon

"The Paper Palace" by Miranda Cowley Heller

$16
Amazon

“Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love” by Yotam Ottolenghi

$27
Amazon

Fujifilm Instax Link Wide Printer

$150
Amazon

Nintendo Joy Con Neon Pink and Green

$100
Amazon

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 have fun with your present. We’re partial to offbeat gifts they may not have thought of immediately, like an olive oil subscription, actually desirable Advent calendars, embroidered makeup towels, or colorful, customizable travel capsules. 

Baggu Mini Baggu Set of 3

$28
Baggu

Acid League Big League Vinegar Kit

$49
Acid League

“Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner

$16
Amazon

Poketo Brass Wave Bookmark

$16
Verishop

East Fork Shallow Dinner Set

$160$144
East Fork

Corto Club Membership

$220
Corto

Firebelly Tea Flying Solo Set

$85
Firebelly Tea

Palais de Thés Holiday Tea Advent Calendar

$32$24
Neiman Marcus

Deseda Electro Florals Scarf

$95
Deseda

Esther Perel “Where Should We Begin?” A Game of Stories

$40
Esther Perel

Nurse Jamie Instant Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller

$69
Nurse Jamie

Loftie Digital Alarm Clock

$149
Verishop

Cadence Build Your Own Capsule Beauty Organizer Set

$84$70
Cadence

Parachute Makeup Towel

$25
Parachute

The Best Gift Cards in 2021

Ah, the gift card. It may not take up the most space under the tree—or be as thrilling to unwrap as a pretty makeup set—but it’s clutch if you’re trying to get around pandemic-induced supply-chain woes (or the dreaded last-minute gifting rush). 

Sephora Gift Card

$10
Sephora

Ulta Beauty Gift Card

$10
Ulta

Nordstrom Gift Card

$10
Nordstrom

Disney+ Subscription Gift Card

$80
Disney+

Amazon Gift Card

$10
Amazon

Lululemon Gift Card

$50
Lululemon

Uber Eats Gift Card

$25
Target

Madewell Gift Card

$25
Madewell

Outdoor Voices Gift Card

$25
Outdoor Voices

Netflix Gift Card

$30
Amazon