Holiday Gift Ideas From the Strategist

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We know the holidays can be a stressful time, which is why we created this obsessively edited list of holiday gift ideas last year to help you out. And this year, we’re doing it again — because there’s still no reason to white-knuckle it through December 26 when we can do the research for you. Consider this your home base for all things holiday-related on the Strategist in 2017. We’re compiling lists of the best internet deals, sharing the best gifts we’ve ever given or received, and even asking hard-to-shop-for people, “What Do You Want?

You’ll find all of our coverage of holiday gift ideas right here; we’ll be constantly updating this page as the season continues.

And don’t miss out on our (still very useful) 2016 holiday gift guide.

The Won’t Returnables

The Strategist 100: A Collection of Our Most-Stood-Behind Gifts

What Do You Want?

10 Chefs on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
12 New Moms on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
12 Star Wars Superfans on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
12 College Students on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
13 Health and Wellness Fanatics on What They Want for the Holidays
10 Teenage Boys on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
Nine 8-Year-Old Boys on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
14 Teen Girls on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
9 Golf Dads (and 2 Golf Moms) on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
10 Harry Potter Superfans on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
11 Beauty Junkies on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
10 Gamers on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
12 Hard-core Travelers on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
6 Clowns on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
10 Audiophiles on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
10 Professional Santas on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
11 Teachers on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
12 Cookbook Authors on the Cookbooks They Want for the Holidays
12 Booze Connoisseurs on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
10 Wives and Girlfriends on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
10 (Self-proclaimed) Nerds on What They Want for the Holidays
7 Tween Girls on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
14 Cis, Straight Men on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
8 Architects on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
Ekhaus Latta Models on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
The Best Gifts for Coffee Snobs, According to 8 Coffee Snobs

Painless Shopping

49 Non-Boring Stocking Stuffers Under $25 (You Can Buy on Amazon)
36 Last-minute Stocking Stuffers Under $15 (You Can Buy on Amazon)
24 Gifts Under $5 That Will Arrive by Christmas
40 Last-minute Gifts on Amazon for the People You Almost Forgot
The 32 Best Gifts for Every Type of Kid
21 Last-minute Gifts You Can Buy on Jet That Will Arrive by Christmas
32 (on Sale) Gifts That Will Arrive in Time for Christmas
The Best Gifts You Can Have Delivered Same-Day With Amazon Prime Now

Expert-Approved Gifts

Buy These 20 Toys Now Because They Will Sell Out by the Holidays
A Trend Forecaster on Men’s Gifts to Buy Before They Sell Out
A Trend Forecaster on Women’s Fashion Gifts to Buy Before They Sell Out
A Trend Forecaster on Beauty Gifts to Buy Before They Sell Out
The Best Yarn for Holiday-Scarf-Knitting Is Soft, Bespoke Cashmere
The Best Design Gifts Under $30 for Kids, According to an Architect
7 Gifts That Give Back, According to Advocates, Activists, and Artists
The Grandma-Style Housecoat Is the Best Gift (for Yourself or Others)
I Tried on This See-Through Lingerie and Aroused Even Myself
The Most Diplomatic Gifts, According to White House Social Secretaries
15 Gifts for (Extreme) Rock-Music Nerds
7 Toys to Buy Now That Fingerlings Are Sold Out Everywhere
I Found the Best Scent for My Fake Christmas Tree
What Colognes Make the Best Gifts? (And Don’t Smell Like a Mall Counter)
These Crunchy Magnetic Balls Make the Best Stocking Stuffer for Fidgety Hands
23 Design-y Stocking Stuffers for Kids Under $10

Obsessively Edited Gift Guides

We Found the Best Gifts That Look More Expensive Than They Are on Jet
The Cheapest, Nicest Gifts From the Most Expensive Brands
More Cheapest, Nicest Gifts From the Most Expensive Brands
The Best Gifts to Buy in Bulk on Jet
61 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $50
54 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $200
12 of the Most Instagrammable (and ‘Likable’) Gifts
The Best Gifts for Every Type of Home Cook (You Can Buy on Amazon)
A Gift Under $30 for Every Type of Co-worker (You Can Buy on Amazon)
20 Gift Sets for Every Kind of Recipient (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
The Best Gifts for Every Type of Dad (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
The Best Gifts Under $25 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
63 Gifts for Every Type of Mom (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
The 35 Best Beauty Gifts Under $30 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
The Best Gifts for Every Type of Best Friend (You Can Buy on Amazon)
A Gift for Every Type of Boss (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
A Gift for Every Type of Boyfriend (That You Can Buy on Amazon)
29 Last-minute Gifts for Every Type of Girlfriend
22 Scarves Under $150 That Will Arrive in Time for Christmas

Editors Gift Picks

The Gifts the Strategist Editors Will Be Giving (and the Gifts They Want)
We Put Together 3 Very Giftable Bundles for 3 Very Specific Personalities
We Turned Rio Viera-Newton’s Low(ish)-Maintenance Winter Hydration Routine Into a Buyable Bundle

Printed Gifts

This Year’s Most Giftable Coffee-Table Books
The Art Books That Art People Want for the Holidays
25 Cute, Cheap But Expensive-Looking, Unique Holiday Cards on Amazon
16 Books That Will Help Turn Kids Into Young Environmentalists
We Turned Our Most Iconic Covers Into Posters (They’ll Make Great Gifts)
The Most Giftable Vintage Books According to Designers and and Writers
21 Books Publishing (and Publishing-Adjacent) People Are Talking About
If They Like Instagram, They’ll Love These Photo Books

Tech Gifts Under Close Inspection

These $15 Plugs Turn Any Home Into a Smart House
Which VR Headset Should You Buy If You Don’t Want to Spend $599?
21 Tech (and Tech-ish) Gifts Under $50 That You Can Buy on Amazon

A Gift So Nice, We Posted It Twice

I’ve Asked for This Cashmere Sweater 7 Years in a Row (and It’s on Sale)
The Japanese Notebook a Strategist Editor Fell for Is Back for 2018
I’ve Carried This Bag Nearly Every Day for the Past 4 Years
Our Absolute Favorite Travel Beard Trimmer Is Now Half Off, at $17
One of Our Best-Reviewed Wireless Headphones Is $30 Off
The Fugly Noise Machine That Puts Me to Sleep Every Night Is on Sale
My Mom (Still) Never Takes Off These Ted Muehling Earrings

People’s Choice

The 11 Best Artificial Christmas Trees on Amazon
The 8 Best Christmas Tree Toppers on Amazon
The 8 Best Stocking Holders on Amazon
The 10 Best Holiday Party Games on Amazon
The 11 Best Holiday Wrapping Papers on Amazon
The Best Christmas Lights on Amazon
The Best Disposable (But Still Fancy) Plates You Can Buy on Amazon
The Best Disposable (But Still Fancy) Cutlery You Can Buy on Amazon
The 9 Best Christmas Stockings on Amazon

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Holiday Gift Ideas 2017 From the Strategist