It’s well passed the time of year when holiday shopping begins, but if you’re a procrastinator like me, odds are you have a few people left to check off on your gift list. (Or all of the people. I’m not judging.) In order to help you out, I made this gift guide with 10 gifts for every type of person you have to buy presents for! Well, maybe not every kind of person– I don’t have time for that. But lots of kinds of people, and we’re going to keep the title anyway.
Simply click on the personality you’re looking to buy for to jump to the slide show for that group. Then, click through to see gifts in the following categories: Big Gifts, Under 150, Under 75, Under 35, and Stocking Stuffers! There’s something for everyone, I tell ya! Click the pictures provided if you’d like to visit the product website for more information or to purchase a gift.
For the Hard Worker
You’ve got that special someone on your list this year that just can’t help but keep themselves busy, but what to you buy for someone who is so passionately involved with their work? Well, if you’ve got a business person to shop for, these gifts will be helpful and appreciated!
If you're shopping for someone who is always on the go, why not give them something to make it simpler? The Chantal Single Serve Stainless Steel Travel Mug is the perfect size to be brewed directly into by most coffee makers! Then they can just seal it up and go!
For the Home Cook
This person on your list is a bona fide foodie and practically sleeps in the kitchen. I mean, there really is no pulling them away from the stove, where they love to practice new recipes and make big meals for everyone to enjoy. Now that it’s the holiday season, you know you want to get them something to make cooking easier, but it feels like they’ve already got all of the kitchen gadgets there are! Don’t worry, I bet I dug up a few that will make that home cook happy!
This handy stand mixer makes baking and cooking so much easier-- from whipping up cookies to pulling meats to making pasta from scratch. The KitchenAid Artisan Mixer is widely agreed to be the best stand mixer on the market, and with a 575 watt motor, 6 quart bowl and heavy-duty transmission it's no wonder why!
I have this Nested Bowl Set and I'm obsessed with it, so I had to include it. I couldn't recommend this enough for any home cook! With mixing bowls, a sieve, a colander, and measuring cups that all fit together for colorful and compact storage, this set is a dream for those with limited space!
Looking for a gift for someone who is great in the kitchen but not-so-great with their knife skills? This Progressive Dice & Slice Chopper will make prep work much easier for those of us (yes, I'm including myself here) who aren't very impressive when it comes to our chopping times.
This is personally my favorite simple, affordable kitchen tool of the year. The Evo Oil Sprayer is the first non-aerosol spray designed to work specifically with cooking oils. There's no harmful additives to be sprayed on foods, no chemicals to breathe in, and more variety to be achieved by using different oils or even homemade dressings! Not to mention it will save your loved one money-- who wouldn't love that?
If the home cook in your life is still chopping their garlic by hand, you'll be a life saver (or at least a time saver) when you introduce them to this handy garlic press. All of the mess and effort in mincing garlic is gone when this nifty press is used, so flavorful meals can come together quickly!
For the Fashionista
Have a picky fashion queen on your hands? Relax! Shopping for her can be a breeze with these stylish options. All of these choices were selected by myself from fashion blogs and then run by some very fashionable ladies for second and third opinions, so you can trust that these are picks she will love.
Ever since I saw Kate Middleton's white trench last year, I (and everyone else in the world, apparently) have been looking for an affordable, adorable white coat. Well, here it is. The perfect coat. Trust me, your favorite fashionable female will love it.
Brown bags are boring, unreliable, and don't keep our food the right temperature, but lunch bags haven't been stylish since we were kids! Except, I should say, for the Built NY Bags. These trendy lunch bags will keep food cool, make it easy to carry, and do it all in style-- perfect for the fashionable gal on your list. Available in a variety of patterns.
I absolutely love the look of Scalloped Boot Cuffs for winter, but I hate the price of them at retail stores. Luckily, you can get an affordable pair for your holiday shopping over at the homemade-superstore, Etsy. There, you'll find a ton of colors and styles to choose from!
For the Sports Fanatic
I’ll be honest with you– I don’t watch a lot of sports. However, I have been shopping for sports lovers all of my life, so putting these choices together was a breeze. If you have a sports fanatic on your list, check out these great gift ideas to make them cheer!
Every baseball fan knows that there's more to the sport than what you see on TV. It's the sound of the bat making contact, the smell of the hot dogs and popcorn, the feel of the sun in the park, and more. For the nostalgic fan, the ballpark is symbolic, and these beautiful Ballpark Blue Prints couldn't be a better fit.
What fan wouldn't adore an autographed helmet? Get your favorite football fiend a helmet autographed by Eli Manning, Nick Saban, Peyton Manning, Marshall Faulk, Ray Rice or a helmet signed by all three Mannings: Archie, Peyton and Eli and you'll be the gift-giving champion.
My boyfriend is not a fan of going places where he won't be able to watch the game. If your significant other is the same way, why don't you get them a subscription to Slingbox? With Slingbox, they'll be able to watch their games (and any other TV shows or events) on the go, from their smartphone, tablet, or laptop!
Available for baseball, football, basketball, and golf, these personalized hardbound sports history books are perfect for your sports fan. Watch them smile as they retrace the history of the team you select by reading the reprinted New York Times pages. The recipient's name is stamped on the cover for a beautiful, meaningful gift.
Every sports fan enjoys a little sports-related decoration, especially if they've got a den or man cave to fill with memorabilia! Give your loved one another, suitable option of where to sit (and what to show off) when they're watching their team on TV. NFL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA teams available!
If tailgating is your football fan's thing, give them this awesome cookbook full of great recipes for grilled foods, fried foods, dips, and more. I've made several of these recipes myself and I've loved everything I've tried-- especially ones using the special BBQ sauce recipe from author Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe.
For the Adventurer
You might have a hiker to buy for, or perhaps a serial camper, or maybe a traveling explorer. No matter how they adventure, buy them a present they can use with their hobby with these adrenaline-pumping, sight-seeing, survivor-style gifts!
If the adventurer on your list is the outdoorsy type even in the freezing cold weather of this time of year, why not get them something to keep them warm and comfortable? The Thermoball "Hoodie" feels ultra light, but it keeps those who wear it as warm as (if not warmer than) a down jacket would! Available in men's and women's.
One of the best things about camping is being able to eat delicious meals cooked over the fire! However, a lot of campers don't have the proper tools to make the best campfire meals. With this Le Creuset "French Oven", your loved one will be able to make plenty of tasty dishes to keep them energized and satisfied!
Sure, many adventurers are adrenaline seekers, but many are also the type that enjoy relaxing and soaking in the scenery when the time calls for it. In those moments, there's nothing nicer to pair the beauty of the outdoors with than good company and good wine. This wine tote comes in handy for those romantic situations, and is easy to carry to the destination!
Adventurers love experiencing the world-- whether it's through their own experiences or by learning about those of others. That's why the Complete National Geographic on 6 DVD-Roms set is perfect for your world explorer. With over 121 years worth of material, these DVD-Roms will provide countless hours of entertainment.
Whether your adventurer is a hiker, camper, climber, traveler, fisher, hunter, or thrill-seeker, they should have at least one Swiss Army Knife. This multipurpose tool makes a practical stocking stuffer-- just make sure it's properly closed up to avoid any pointy surprises when he or she reaches in the stocking!
For the Creative One
There’s a lot I could say about this, but I’ll keep it simple. I’m creative and I want these things. My creative friends want these things. Your creative friends will want these things. By the way, did I mention that I want these things? Because I do. Are my subtle hints working yet?
If the creative one you're shopping for is a writer, this tablet is the way to go. With this device, they'll be able to easily write on the go with all of the creative freedom they could want, and plenty of great applicationss for editing and customizing their work!
I draw in my spare time and honestly I can't think of anything art-related that I'd like more as a holiday gift than the 132 set of Prismacolor Pencils. These are just the greatest things to ever grace the art world... or at least to me. Give them to the artist on your list and watch their face light up as they discover their talents through a new medium.
A big part of being creative is reinventing what we've come to know in a new and exciting form. That's what these molecular gastronomy kits are all about-- taking cocktails and making them into edible bites, solidifying liquids like juices or vinegars into tiny little spheres, sculpting flavors into new forms you'd never expect. Get this kit for your loved ones and be amazed at what they come up with!
Some people like to create on paper, some like to create on buildings, some like to create on clothing, and some like to create on food. If you know someone who loves to create art, whether it be doodles or masterpieces, give them these special markers with edible ink that allow them to draw on cookies, fondant, and more!
For the Music Lover
Presents for the music lover always seem obvious, but really it’s just so hard to choose. What was their favorite band again? Do they already have that new album? This gift guide will narrow things down so you can find a present that helps them jam out!
These amazing headphones feature a variety of special sound enhancing characteristics and are extremely handsome to boot. Best of all, in this season of giving, LSTN will restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation for every headphone purchase.
For the Entertainer
If you’ve got a nonstop host or hostess on your list, then you know someone who truly loves good food, good drinks, and good friends. Give this person a gift that makes their get-togethers even more special with these great picks!
I hope I was able to help give you some ideas! Let me know in the comments what your favorite holiday present ever was– maybe it will inspire some other readers!