Welcome to my 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!
Below, you’ll find gifts for everyone on your list, from moms and dads to tots and teens! There’s even a section for pet gift ideas!
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Gift Ideas for Adults
Looking for the best gifts for her? How about the perfect present for dad? Either way, I’ve got you covered below!
Deadbolt Mystery Society
The Deadbolt Mystery Society is a monthly subscription box filled with puzzles, evidence, and everything else you need to solve the mystery. Each box is a standalone mystery, so you can get just one or a whole year’s worth! Use Promo Code: HOLIDAY15 for 15% OFF Storewide *Box bundles not included
Village Rock Shop
Village Rock Shop makes these gorgeous bundles filled with crystals, gemstone jewelry, and amazing candles! I have the set pictured here, and I love every last bit of it. They’re INCREDIBLY affordable, too! Sets start at right around $20. Check out her guest piece on the meanings behind each stone here!
These super neat water bottles Gemstone Well are another beautiful way to incorporate crystals into your everyday life! The gems in the base vibrationally charge your water without ever actually touching it. You can easily swap out the crystals, thanks to the patented design. It’s a gift that’s both practical and inspiring!
Since we’re on a roll with earthy gift ideas, check out this beautiful Himalayan Salt Warmer from my friend’s Scentsy shop! It’s actually genuine, hand-carved piece of rock salt straight from the Himalayas, and works with all your favorite Scentsy tarts!
Girlfriend Box Jewelry Gift Box
Girlfriend Box is a first-of-its-kind woman-owned jewelry subscription service created Arianny Celeste. Each box features a stunning selection of designer style jewelry for that someone special. Choose the occasion and answer a few questions about your recipient, and they’ll take care of the rest! Order by 12/11 to guarantee Christmas delivery. They are currently are offering one box free for the 5 special occasions pack (no code required).
I originally shared this in my 2018 gift guide, but only needed to use it just recently. Let me tell you, this is a major LIFESAVER! I think every single home in the world needs one, but especially if you’re a one-car household. Once charged (with USB), it jumps your car in like 30 seconds flat. It’s AMAZING!
Lamonique Cosmetics Luxe Brush Set
Along with an amazing line of affordable cruelty-free mineral makeup that’s completely devoid of nasty chemicals, Lamonique Cosmetics also sells these fabulous hypoallergenic makeup brushes made from synthetic fibers (so they’re cruelty-free as well). They come in purple and clear, and they’re perfect for anyone who loves to wear makeup!
CBD oil may sound like an odd gift idea, but for people like me who rely on it for anxiety, pain relief and more, it’s one of the best things you can buy. Crescent Canna offers up some truly outstanding oils in delightful flavors! I’ll do an in-depth review of them soon for you, but for now, I highly recommend their strawberry tincture!
Home Chef Meal Delivery Service
A Home Chef meal deliver service gift card is perfect for novice cooks who want to try out new recipes! Unlike most meal subscriptions, they actually get to choose what they’ll receive each week and tailor it to the number of servings they’ll need. Options range from easy “just pop the tray in the oven” meals to ingredient kits for fancier dinners.
Krazy Essentials is a wonderful small Black-owned company that makes amazingly affordable skin care and home aromatherapy products. Their line includes everything from gentle facial cleansers to a moisturizing hair elixir to vegan handpoured candles for your home! All of their products are super budget-friendly, too!
My son asked me for a new blanket for Christmas (he’s a blanket fanatic), and I’m super excited to give him this one by Puffy! It’s insanely luxurious, with its faux fur and micro minky goodness. Plus, it comes with a 101 Sleeps trial, so if it’s not everything you dreamed it would be, you can return it. Trust me, you won’t want to!
HEAR ME RAW Bento Box of Beauty
Another spectacular skin care gift, the Fab Four Bento Box by Hear Me Raw includes 4 fabulous masks, all expertly formulated to give you gorgeous skin instantly. It’s the perfect gift on its own, or combine it with some of the other beauty gifts here for an awesome gift basket! Hear Me Raw also sells individual masks, including budget-friendly travel sizes.
Kindness Gifts for Him and Her
If you want to give a gift that gives back (or pays it forward), then you’ll love Kindhumans. Their entire GiftKindness campaign focused on planet-friendly presents that help create a kinder and gentler world. With everything from t-shirts to water bottles to household goods, it’s easy to find a gift for everyone on your list AND do a little good with your purchase.
One of Oprah’s favorites, this neat little mason jar grow kit makes it super easy to grow three different “superfoods,” even if your recipient is typically a plant-killer like me! Literally all it needs is some water and light. Even I can handle that! It was created by a small woman-owned business, and everything is made in the USA. The entire gift is good for the earth. Even the packaging peanuts that it comes in are eco-friendly!
Gift Ideas for Kids
I’m combining “Little Kids” and “Older Kids” this year, so use your judgement (and common sense). This section is a work in progress. It’ll be finished by Black Friday, though.
Need a game with great replay value to keep the whole family occupied while we’re all stuck indoors? Grab Spot It, the classic game of “who can find it faster?” It’s perfect for ages 6+, but even younger kids can play along with help.
Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America
Real life pandemics? Not fun at all. Pandemic: Hot Zone, however, is a blast! It’s a cooperative game- meaning your family works together to beat the bugs and find the cures (there are three different viruses, so the game has great replay value). It’s appropriate for ages 8+, and for 2-4 players.
Unicorn Dream Box
Unicorn Dream Box is a monthly subscription box full of magic and pixie dust! Depending on the size that you choose (there are three options), your unicorn-loving recipient will get 3-9 fun surprises each month!
I know it’s not a new game, but it’s still a great gift that the whole family can enjoy. Plus, now you can play it with Alexa! Ticket to Ride explores 20th century America’s industrial expansion, discovery, and growth. Build railways to explore new frontiers and become the ultimate explorer.
Encourage kids of all ages to look to the stars with this beautiful illustrated journal. Along with space for jotting down their own notes, they’ll find intriguing astronomy facts, mythology stories, and tips for identifying constellations. It even includes a list of reputable websites to help budding astronomers learn more. Check out more great ideas from Usborne here!
Give your kids a classic from your own childhood with this super cool Evel Knieval stunt cycle! The screen-free toy is actually a re-release of an iconic toy from the 1970s. Wind him up and watch him go! With a few twists of the crank, he’s powerful enough to pull off leaps up to 10 feet! I can’t wait to watch my nephew play with it on Facetime this Christmas!
FUNKO, the brand that brings you the coolest collectibles on the planet, just released the most adorable new line of toys called Snapsies! The Target exclusives feature mix-and-match figures for kids ages 6-11. Each mystery set includes 2 faces, 1 Head, 1 Body, 2 Butts, 5 accessories, 1 sticker sheet, and 1 checklist all bundled up in a closed ball container. At $9.99, they make fantastic stocking stuffers for kids!
Joyin Advent Calendars
Joyin Advent Calendars aren’t just perfect for counting down to Christmas, they make great gifts for under the tree as well. They have a huge lineup, ranging from arts and crafts sets to cars to building blocks and more. Each set comes with over 24 non-toxic (obviously) toys behind 24 doors. Grab one now and let kids catch up on the countdown, or just save it for a Christmas gift!
Gift Ideas for Teens
COMING SOON- For now, enjoy my top 4 picks from last year.
Crunchyroll Premium Gift Subscription
My son is a huge anime & manga fan, so we’ve had a premium membership to Crunchyroll for a while now. They have a massive selection of shows, including many that aren’t available on any of the other major streaming platforms. Plus, many shows are simulcast within about an hour of broadcast in Japan. The affordable premium membership gets your teen access to the entire library of ad-free HD anime as well as their manga collection. If you have anime-loving teens, Crunchyroll is pretty much an essential.
Crunchyroll also has its own store loaded with everything anime & gaming fans could ever possibly want, including plenty of exclusive merch, like the “One Piece” Hoody above. The Crunchyroll Loves collections are available only at the Crunchyroll Store and will not be restocked once items are sold out, so head over there now and snag your favorite merch. Bonus, if you are a premium member, you’ll score a 10% discount on regularly priced items.
Unstable Unicorns Base Game
One of Kickstarter’s top 50 most backed projects, Unstable Unicorns is a fun strategic game in which you build a unicorn Army and betray your friends…in a totally good way. The first player to collect 7 unicorns in their army wins. With plenty of cards designed to let your frenemies stop you from advancing, it’s not as easy as it sounds! It’s designed for 2-8 players and is ideal for ages 14+.
LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle 21313 Building Kit
Is this not the coolest LEGO kit for teens ever? The advanced fan-created set includes 962 bricks and an instruction booklet with details about the creator. It features a buildable cork and wax seal element, the ship complete with captain’s quarters, and a display stand with a nameplate and “compass.”
Gift Ideas for Pets
Check out some of my favorite gift ideas for pets as well as those of us who love them!
K9 Planet Adventure Box
This fun new subscription box for dogs includes two super high-quality toys and two bags of treats, along with a little surprise for humans. What sets it apart from other pet boxes is the theme. Each month, the toys and treats represent a different part of the world, making it as educational for humans as it is fun for dogs. It’s a great idea if you’re looking for a gift to help your kids bond with your dog!
TruDog is best known for their human-grade raw diet dog food, but they also make some pretty exceptional treats! This gift set includes 5 bags of real meat goodies, like bacon rolls, beef liver and more. They’re made with USA sourced and harvested meats and only the ingredients necessary. In other words, no fake junk or fillers!
Hostess, Secret Santa, and Gift Stash Ideas
Plush Signature Robe from Plush Necessities
From grandparents & aunts to coworkers to babysitters, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love this oh-so-cozy plush microfiber robe. It is literally one of the softest things I’ve ever felt. I keep my house cool in the winter to save on energy costs. I almost can’t wait for it to get super cold so I can wrap myself up in my new Plush robe! It’s positively glorious!
Plush Signature Slippers from Plush Necessities
Like the robe, the Plush Signature Slippers are made with superfine microfiber plush. They make a great add-on to the robe or a perfect gift on their own. They’re so warm and fuzzy, my son has barely taken them off! We swapped, he likes the terry robe (above in the adults section) but plush slippers, and I like vice-versa, so it worked out great!
Whether you’re shopping for a novice cook (like me) or an expert chef, Bazodee gift sets are fabulous. The Caribbean-inspired line of sauces are natural, vegan, gluten and preservative free. Plus, they come from a woman-owned business!
There’s peanut butter, then there’s B.Nutty! This stuff is SO good that I’ve been eating it by the spoonful. The gift set comes with a dozen of their most popular flavors. My favorites are Sugar Cookie and Irresistible Pretzel. The Blissful Blueberry is also shockingly good considering I never would have thought to combine those flavors. Do yourself a favor and buy a second gift set just for yourself. You won’t regret it!
Given how often we’re all washing our hands this year, hand soap is always appreciated, especially when it’s as nifty as Gelo! Not only are the scents outstanding (I love the Lemon, Basil & Geranium), the ingredients super gentle on your hands. It’s also more eco-friendly than other soaps thanks to the unique pods and plant-based ingredients. Oh, and did I mention that it’s crazy affordable? One starter set comes with 4 bottles worth of soap for just $7.
Give a gift set that keeps their skin moisturized and hydrated even during the harsh winter season. This nifty IMAGE Skincare Hydrating Essentials Kit includes the Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser, Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum and Prevention+ SPF 50 Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer- all nestled in a limited-edition keepsake box by artist Carolyn Gavin. IMAGE also offers fantastic gift sets under $50.