The holiday pressure to spoil and delight our loved ones can make us feel like we need to do something grand—like “brand-new 60-inch TV” grand. But spoiler, friends: Those same emotions can be evoked with tiny thoughtful finds. Consider this roundup of gift ideas that’ll save them space and you rolls of wrapping paper.
For the Workhorse: Leather Folio
Gift the busy bee in your life this leather folio, a stylish and sleek alternative to the average briefcase. The undyed leather develops a gorgeous patina with use, so the more signed contracts they fill it with the better. This minimalistic must-have also features an interior pocket to hold business cards and pens.
For the New Mama: Dainty Lab-Grown Diamond Necklace
Between round-the-clock diaper changes, getting little to no sleep and, you know, trying to keep her own life afloat, it’s no wonder moms are declared superheroes. This year, gift her a shimmering lab-grown diamond necklace from Lightbox Jewelry that’ll make her feel special even when she’s rocking sweatpants and a messy bun.
For the Introvert: Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser
One of the most important places in an introvert’s life is their home because it’s where they typically find the most solace. Help your recipient on their quest for a spa-like living room with this handcrafted porcelain diffuser. It not only creates a serene environment but also looks like a piece of art. Someone pass the lavender oil, please.
For the Techie: Instant Photo Printer
Taking photos and videos on our cell phones is an everyday (sometimes hourly) occurrence. But there’s something about having a tangible keepsake that’s so special. Enter the first-ever Bluetooth printer that physically attaches to your smartphone. The printer allows you to instantly print photos and even video frames in a matter of seconds. There’s even a sticky film that turns your pictures into stickers.
For the Bibliophile: Oversize Throw Blanket
This shabby-chic knit throw is essential for any reading nook (or living room, for that matter). Throw in a copy of Nine Perfect Strangers and you’ve got yourself a winner.
For the Wellness Guru: Adaptogenic Moon Dusts
We’ll be the first to admit that it sometimes feels like we’re studying for a test when trying to memorize the benefits of ashwagandha and rhodiola. But for those friends who know all the lingo, these edible “moon dusts” will be right up their alley.
For the Barista in Training: Vacuum Coffee Maker
This stacked brewer works like a vacuum to essentially seal in all the oils (aka flavor) being extracted from the coffee during the brewing process. Sure, it looks like a science experiment, but the perfectly balanced cup of coffee it produces is worth it.
For the DIY Inclined: Cardigan Knitting Kit
We all have that friend who can whip up everything from a birthday card to a monogrammed sweatshirt at a moment’s notice. This year, introduce her to We Are Knitter’s custom kits. It has everything she’ll need to make a cozy wool cardigan, and it can be done while she’s catching up on This Is Us.