Holiday Gift Ideas From the Strategist

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We know the holidays can be a stressful time, but there’s no reason to white-knuckle it through December 26 — especially because we’ve got you covered. Consider this your home base for all things holiday-related on the Strategist, from our Hard-to-Shop-Fors to the best internet deals to the best gifts we’ve ever given and received. You’ll find all our coverage of holiday gift ideas right here; we’ll be constantly updating this page as the season continues.

The Hard-to-Shop-Fors

What Should I Gift a 10-Year-Old?
What Should I Gift a 13-Year-Old?
What Should I Gift an Italian Grandmother?
What Should I Gift a 16-Year-Old?
What Should I Gift an Early Adopter?
What Should I Gift a Gourmand?
What Should I Gift an 18-Year-Old?
What Should I Gift a Cat Lady?
What Should I Gift a Wellness Fanatic?
What Should I Gift a Fuccboi?
What Should I Gift a Fashion Fiend?
What Should I Gift a Bernie Supporter?
What Should I Gift a Big-Time Boss?
The Best Holiday Gifts for Moms, According to 12 Moms
The Best Holiday Gifts for Dads, According to 12 Dads
The Best Gifts to Give Significant Others

The Best Gifts We Ever Gave

My Mom Never Takes Off These Ted Muehling Earrings
My Parents Went Totally Nuts Over This Espresso Machine
This Hand-Picked Book Subscription Is a Home-Run Baby Gift
My Friends Douse Themselves With This French Scent
What I Plan to Gift My Fit Mom
My Skin Is Hooked On This Oat Face Wash

The Best Gifts We Ever Got

This Cleaver Does So Much More Than Chop Meat
I’ve Carried This Bag Nearly Every Day for the Past 3 Years
This Robe Feels Like You’re Wearing a Bed
The Rainbow Maker Is a Little Bit of Magic
This Japanese Spork Revolutionized the Way I Slurp Ramen
The Most Glamorous Gift I Ever Got Was an Indestructible Punch Bowl
I’ve Asked For This Cashmere Sweater 7 Years in a Row

Things on Sale You'll Actually Want to Buy

21 Cyber Monday Deals You’ll Actually Want to Buy
20 Men’s Gifts on Sale That Guys Will Actually Want
24 Highly Giftable Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy
38 Things on Sale for Black Friday You’ll Actually Want to Buy
11 Things From Amazon Fashion’s Black Friday Sale You’ll Want
18 Pre–Black Friday Sale Items You’ll Actually Want to Buy
9 Things From Amazon Fashion’s Black Friday–Week Sale You’ll Want
18 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy (That Make Great Gifts)
20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy (That Make Great Gifts)
We Found a Work-around for Nabbing 8 Gifts at Post-Brexit Prices
11 Post-Brexit Deals at Selfridges Right Now
The Best $100ish Gifts (That Used to Be a Lot More Expensive)
20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy (That Make Great Gifts)
19 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy (That Make Great Gifts)
The Best $50ish Gifts (That Used to Be a Lot More Expensive)
19 Last-Minute Gifts (on Sale!) You Can Still Nab with Two-Day Shipping

Highly Giftable Deals of the Day

A Watch That’s Secretly an Activity Tracker
A Chunky Hand-Knit Cardigan
A Carven Faux-Shearling Collar
A Pair of Pearl Earrings
A Bric’s Weekender Bag
A Travel Adapter Stocking Stuffer
A Slouchy, Elegant Coat
A Very Warm Sleeping Bag

Printed Gifts

7 Highly Giftable Vintage Children’s Books From the Depths of Amazon
8 Highly Giftable Vintage Books From the Depths of Amazon
13 Highly Giftable Poetry Books That Are Balms for the Soul
13 Highly Giftable Vintage Coffee-Table Books From the Depths of Amazon
12 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the Patriarchy
30 of the Year’s Most Giftable Coffee-Table Books
5 Science Books We Loved This Year
The Best Gift for Distracted Readers
15 of the Year’s Most Giftable Books

Gifts So Nice We Posted Them Twice

The Toilet Nightlight That’s Swept the Nation
The Black Slip That Saved Me From Near-Nudity
I Would Weep If They Stopped Making This Pine-Scented Candle
The Squatty Potty Is the Best Hunk of White Plastic $25 Can Buy

Tech Gifts Under Close Inspection

What Are the Best Wireless Headphones Under $150?
What Are the Best Wireless Headphones for a Serious Audiophile?
The NES Classic Is Gonna Be the Gamer Gift to Get or Give This Year
The Best VR Headset for Actually Delivering Virtual Reality
The Best Wireless Headphones for Working Out
The Best Drone You Can Buy Folds to the Size of a Paperback

Expert-Approved Gifts

A Trend Forecaster on Holiday Gifts to Buy Before They Sell Out
The Best Baby Gifts, 2-Year-Old Edition
What Do the Super-Cool People at Dimes Want for the Holidays?
A Professional Homebody on the Best Slippers
The White Sneakers to Get Men, According to a White-Sneaker Freak
14 of the Best Gifts for a Music Snob Who’s Heard Everything
7 Famous People on the Best Gift They Ever Got (And What They Want)
The Best Toddler Gifts, 4-Year-Old Edition
8 Toys to Buy Now That Hatchimals Are Sold Out Everywhere

Obsessively Edited Gift Guides

What to Buy Your Favorite Home Cook
43 Gifts for the Fashion-Forward
The Under $50 Gift Guide
18 Celebrated Chefs on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
21 Acclaimed Chefs on the Holiday Gifts They Plan to Give This Year
I Touched Everything at 5 Department Stores and Found the Softest Gifts
37 Gorgeous Gifts for the Home
22 Secret Santa Gifts Under $50 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
A Gift for Every Type of Mom (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
A Gift for Every Type of Dad (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
31 Last-Minute Gifts on Amazon for the People You Almost Forgot
Here’s a Gift for the Die-Hard New Yorker
The Best Gifts Under $25 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
Gifts for Every Type of Boss (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
The Cheapest, Nicest Gifts From the Most Expensive Brands
More Cheapest, Nicest Gifts from the Most Expensive Brands
19 Gifts for Even the Most Discriminating Design Junkie
11 Last-Minute Food Gifts You Can Still Get In Time for the Holidays
23 Non-Boring Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers (You Can Buy on Amazon)
Amazon Prime Now Is Your Source for Last Minute Gifts
23 E-Gift Cards You Can Still Print Out As Gifts

Editors' Gift Picks

The Backpack That Strangers Compliment Me On
The Gifts the Strategist Editors Will Be Giving (and What They Want)
The Gifts the Cut’s Stella Bugbee Will Be Giving (and What She Wants)
The Sneakers That Help Me Stand Out from Other ‘Creatives’

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Holiday Gift Ideas From the Strategist