87 Awesome Gift Ideas For Everyone on your Nice List
By: Sarah Richards
Feeling anxious about holiday gift giving? Want to give a great gift this year, one that they’ll actually use and love?
We have some of the best suggestions for everyone on your list this year! And also some local shops where you can scoop up these goodies! Support local when you can!!
For the VSCO girl in your life:
1.) Final straw collapsible straws make perfect stocking stuffers!
2.) Hydroflask ombré waterbottle
Stay hydrated (and on trend) while keeping plastic out of landfills with this beautiful waterbottle.
3.) Pura Vida Bracelets
Some arm candy courtesy of Pura Vida bracelets is sure to wow her! They have many beautiful colors and stacks available. (Local shoppers: you can find these at Mocean in the Mashpee Commons!)
4.) Fujifilm instax mini 9
Lets them take and print photos on the go!
For the hard-to-buy-for teen guy:
5.) Allbirds Sneakers
These kicks are all the rage these days! Comfort meets fashion!
6.) Bombas socks
Comfy socks that also support a good cause. One pair purchased equals one pair donated to someone in need.
7.) Lamzac air lounger
Perfect for the beach, dorm, campground, basement-you name it!
For the coffee or tea drinker:
8.) Yeti Rambler
These cups keep your morning cup of Joe (or tea) piping hot (or cold) for hours! (Local shoppers can score these at Mocean in the Mashpee Commons)
9.) Rumble Jar
Or if you are a die-hard New Englander and prefer the iced variety year round, the rambler fits into a 64oz mason jar and makes quick, easy, and delicious cold-brew or iced tea!
10.) Blooming tea and glass teapot
This beautiful blooming tea is as beautiful as it is delicious! You can watch it “bloom” in it’s beautiful clear pot. Makes a great Yankee swap gift!
For the winos/craft beer lovers/cocktail connoisseurs:
11.) Crate and Barrel’s Camille stemware
Does anyone else drool over Olivia Pope’s famous red wine glass (and overflowing popcorn bowl?) These beauties are what they use on set!
12.) Wooden wine caddy/appetizer plates
Need a great hostess gift? This beautiful wooden wine bottle and glass caddy or these sets of wine and cheese plates with a perfect holder for your stemware would be perfect!
13.) A Vinturi aerator
This gadget is hands down the best wine aerator out there! A must have for the wino on your list!
14.) Sparkling Rose Making Kit
You’ve probably heard of home beer brewing kits, but what about a home brewing sparkling Rose kit?
15.) Beer foaming stones
Want a perfect pour every time at home? These beer foaming stones are your perfect pair!
16.) Beer layering tool
Know someone who loves a perfect Black and Tan? This beer layering tool make a super stocking stuffer!
17.) Wooden beer caddy with bottle opener
This caddy will have your gift recipient arriving in style! Maybe he or she will bring a 6-pack over to your house to thank you for such a cool gift!
18.) Tervis measurement shaker cup and shaker lids pack
This shaker set lets you create more than one drink at a time without the mess of a traditional shaker.
19.) Tovolo Sohere Ice Molds
For making the best slow melt ice (great for sipping whisky) this set is a bartenders bff! (Tip: use boiling water to get clear spheres!)
20.) Bloody Mary Cocktail Picks
Have someone on your list who just loves bloody Mary’s with ALL the extras? These picks can handle anything you throw on ‘em! (Local shoppers: pick up the BEST pickled veggies for your bloody Mary’s over at Pickle Jar Kitchen!)
Best gifts for getting your gamers to unplug:
These family fun games will have everyone gathered around for hours of fun!
21.) Settlers of Catan
22.)Ticket to Ride
25.) What do you Meme?
(Local shoppers: check out The Red Balloon in Mashpee Commons for an awesome selection of board games!)
26.) Custom Cribbage board
Or a beautiful personalized cribbage board....there are so many different options out there!
27.) Kling Magnetic Plying Cards and Board
Perfect for playing cards on the beach!!
For the guys who are difficult to buy for:
28.) Leatherman Wingman Multitool
Your guy will have every tool in the palm of his hand with this Wingman Multi-tool. My husband loves his so much, he gave them as groomsmen gifts when we got married!
29.) Rigid Wallet
Keep his cash and cards always at the ready with the Rigid wallet. (Another gift hubby approved!)
30.) Yeti Rambler Collster
For his other hand...a frosty beverage kept at the perfect temp! Makes an awesome Yankee Swap gift too!!
For someone who loves the hygge life:
31& 32.) Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan and Socks
Keep her comfy cozy in the seriously soft Barefoot cardigan and socks.
33.) Ugg Cozy Knit Genuine Shearling Slipper
There are hundreds of slippers out there, but these by FAR are the comfiest out there!! Rubber soles are perfect in case you have to run and grab the mail!
34.) Lululemon Align Pant
And while there are endless choices for your favorite “yoga” pants, the Align leggings from Lululemon are buttery-soft, derrière lifting, tummy smoothing goodness you can’t, I mean they, can’t live without!
For someone who needs a little self-care:
35.) Rose quartz Facial Roller
This is the perfect tool for de-puffing, de-stressing, and smoothing out your skin.
36.) Pure Haven PreBiotic Skincare set
...and when it is used in combination with this pre-biotic skincare line from Pure Haven (which is also 100% non-toxic btw), these babies pack a one-two punch to all your skin woes. Wrinkles? Acne? Dryness? Age spots? Not anymore! This stuff is actual MAGIC, and works on ALL skin types!
37.) Pure Haven Beauty Booster Facial Oil
This oil is the holy grail of oils/serums. (I have tried and used more brands than I would like to admit, and none hold a candle to this!)
38.) Cape Cod Nail Co.
What is self-care without a perfect mani/pedi? Cape Cod Nail co has you covered! Their trendy colors are “9-free” (much less toxic than traditional brands) and cruelty-free. The minis make perfect stocking stuffers too!
39.) Bestope Makeuo Vanity Mirror
Want to perfect your makeup game? Look no further than this LED mirror! With magnifying capabilities, you can perfectly tweeze your brows or create the perfect contour-even in dimlight!
40.) CBD Relax and Relief Bath Bombs CBD oil is now a very popular way for folks to chill. And what better way than soaking in a relaxing tub with one of these bath bombs?!
41.) The Makeup Eraser
The best makeup remover out there without the use of any soap!! (Local shoppers: these were available at Little Anchor Boutique in Falmouth!)
42.) Strider balance bike
Looking for the best way to introduce your child to bike riding? Forget bikes with training wheels and get them on a Strider bike, and early! They learn to balance first which is the hardest part of learning to ride a bike!
43.) Micro Kickboard Mini Scooter
This scooter is another perfect way for your toddler to get around outside!
44.) The Nugget Couch
This suggestion is way outside the $100 range but seemed like a good one to include anyway. If your kids are anything like mine and LOVE taking the couch cushions and pillows off (daily) to make forts/tumble areas, then the Nugget couch is one thing we ALL need this year! It can be configured into all different shapes etc for jumping, tumbling, fort-building fun!
*** Just found out this is sold out for Christmas, but always good for after ***
45.) Binxin mini trampoline indoor/outdoor with adjustable handle
For more jumping fun, consider a mini trampoline for working out all that energy when the weather outside doesn’t permit!
46.) Collapsable Beach Paul
A collapsible sand pail that’s perfect for the beach! And because it is silicone, it won’t crack and break like plastic ones!
For the Kiddos:
47.) Hape Marble Run
A marble run set from Hape (many different sets in various sizes and prices) will keep them busy for HOURS!
48.) Water beads (with marine figures!)
This set with marine figures is perfect for sensory play!
49.) Mad Mattr sensory dough
The unique feel of this dough will delight and entertain your kids for hours! It won’t dry out like traditional play doughs either.
50.) Crayola light board
Providing endless creativity!
51.) Ro sham bo shades
These are polarized and unbreakable! Perfect stocking stuffer!!(local shoppers can find these at Fox & Kit in the Mashpee Commons)
52.) A collapsible kids picnic table
A perfect indoor/outdoor playing and eating area for your kiddos. (or a spot for when they want to be messy and you don’t want to clean the kitchen table....again)
53.) Pottery Barn Anywhere Chair
This piece is a classic! So many colors to choose from to coordinate with a child’s bedroom, playroom, or family room!
54.) Reusable snack sacks by Bzzyfingers
You can be environmentally conscious (and looks super cool!) with these reusable snack sacks and utensil holders from a local mom-bzzyfingers! Her crayon caddies are perfect for entertaining little in the car or at a restaurant too! (She has an Etsy shop too!)
55.) KiwiCo Subscription boxes
These kids centered subscription boxes have really come in hot, and we can’t say enough great things about our Kiwi crates. It is a monthly subscription that focuses on STEAM activities for specific age groups. Our 5yo son loves the Kiwi crates, but as he out grows them, there are plenty more options for him to try out!
These are still a HOT toy over at our place! So many options now from glow-in-the-dark (this set was spotted at Eight Cousins downtown Falmouth) to vehicles and more! Even our 2yo loves them!
57.) Hess Tuck of the Year
Hands down best car/truck/vehicle toy every year is the Hess Toy Truck of the year. My brother (who is now 33) STILL gets one from our Dad for Christmas, as these are also an awesome collectible! Super durable and excellent quality, these are always a favorite toy in our home!
58&59.) Stockmar block and stick beeswax crayons and a custom holder from Etsy These high quality crayons make an ideal gift for the budding young artist. We love how these crayons are super durable and create the most beautiful washes of color. The wooden display keeps all the colors at the ready.
For all the cooks in the kitchen:
60.) Lodge cast iron pans
A classic staple for every kitchen! The mini sizes make perfect sized eggs and pancakes too! (Local shoppers: you can find a large assortment of Lodge cast iron at Eastmans in Maine St in Falmouth!)
61.) Penzys spices
These spices and blends add the perfect touch to any dish, and help with the never ending question “what is for dinner?” Shake one of their spice blends on chicken, beef, fish, veggies and BOOM! Dinner.
62.) The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook
The only cookbook you will ever need is America’s test kitchen family cookbook (and baking book). They highlight the chemistry behind certain dishes and how to cook/bake them to perfection. We’ve never had one recipe turn out bad!
63.)Anova Precision Cooker
If you have never tried using the sous vide method of cooking, you’re missing out! This one is Bluetooth and $99!
64&65.) Reusable Stasher bags
These can hold hot or even frozen foods just like a regular plastic bag-but are better for the environment! These are on my personal wish list from Santa this year! As are the reusable produce bags.
66.)Kitchen Utensil and IPad holder
For the cook who wants all their tools close at hand, this kitchen utensil and iPad holder keeps your whisk and your recipes at the ready.
67.) Row Boat Serving Bowl and Utensils
This unique serving dish has major Cape Cod flair!
68.) Reusable Mason Jar Lids
Mason jars are still in, so scoop up these drink lids for some super cool stocking stuffers!
For your shutterbug:
69.)Canon Selphy Printer
How many photos have you taken on your phone and never printed them?
The Selphy printer prints photos through wifi connection on your phone or through an SD card you can insert from your dslr.
70.) Skylight Digital Photo Frame
Or a digital frame you can email photos directly to! Whether the frame is at home or at grandmas, everyone will love to admire your photos!
For the whole family:
71.) Burts Bees Family Jammies
Cozy up together in some family jammies from Burt’s Bees! The perfect Christmas eve gift, so everyone wakes up ready for Christmas morning photos in fresh new jammies! (They even have matching bandanas for your pup!)
72.) Recordable books from Hallmark
These are a great way to keep your loved ones feeling close. I asked for this book to be recorded by my grandfather when my son was only a year old. Now, we have his adorable 93yo voice reading the classic “Night Before Christmas” to cherish for years to come.
For the crafty one:
73&74.) Dot Journaling-A Practical Guide ( journal included with Book)
Bullet (or dot) journaling has become quite popular. Get them started with this book and journal set. And don’t forget these ultra fine tipped markers!
75&76.) Craft Classes from Brit&Co/Tombow Brush Pens
Learn a new skill with online crafty classes from Brit&Co! Take at your own pace! I loved the bounce lettering class and these Tombow brush pens! The classes will give you a list of needed materials before you begin too!
For the one who loves to be outside:
77.) Gardener’ Harvest Basket
The perfect basket for your harvest (or your farmers market haul!) (Local shoppers: find other unique harvest baskets at Coonamesset Farms!)
78.&79.) Glass Confetti Bird Feeder/Glass House Bird Feeder
These feeders bring all the birds to your yard....
80.)Terra-cotta Bird Palace
This bird house is not only beautiful to look at, but makes a cozy home for local feathered friends!
81.) Meditation Wind Chime
Not only is this wind chime lovely to look at, but rings beautifully in the breeze! (Local shoppers: Uncle Bill’s in Falmouth has a great selection of musical wind chimes)
82.) Eco Gardeners Pot Press
This is an environmentally friendly way to start seedlings at home! Press your own pots from recycled newspaper!
For the music buff:
83.) Ukulele DIY Kit
What a great way to get them into music!!(Local Shoppers: If you’re looking for a great place to learn how to play, Steeple Street Music Academy has a wide variety of music classes!)
84.) Pocket DJ Mixer
So they can be the coolest DJ at the next party...
85.&86.) Reclaimed Guitar String Jewelry
For your guitar and jewelry loving friend....
87.) Pick Punch
A great gift for the eco-conscious guitar
Player (who may also always be losing his/her pick)
What's on your gift list this year?
Sarah is a newbie to the Cape, but has a deep love for the ocean. She has recently left her job of 10 years in music education and re-located to Falmouth to support her husbands' business. This "Mom-prenuear" is busy growing her Pure Haven Essentials business by helping families to live toxic free, clicking away behind her camera, chasing after her 2 adorable sons! She enjoys cooking/baking healthy (and guilty!) foods, fitness, boating, singing, and connecting with awesome new people. Sarah also helps manage our free community calendar and events. Feel free to email her information at firstname.lastname@example.org For more insight on Sarah's adventures, or to just connect, follow her on Instagram: @bunz_n_the_oven
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