painless shopping

33 Gifts for Your Whole List (That You Can Buy at Urban Outfitters)

Photo-Illustration: Courtesy of retailer

When you’re really busy, as a lot of people are this time of year, any time-saving trick, no matter how small, pays off. One of the most effective ways to save time (and money on shipping) is to get all your gifts at the same place. So we took a closer look at a ton of the cool stuff we’ve already written about to find the most stellar gifts for the widest variety of people and filtered it by retailer. Below, the 33 greatest gifts for every single person (and animal) on your list that you can buy in one fell swoop at Urban Outfitters. (If your household is a Macy’s Household — we’ve got you covered; and if you think your recipients would prefer gifts from Nordstrom or Best Buy, we can help there, too.)

For the sister-in-law who (usually) always hosts

While she may have cut down on playing hostess this year, your sister-in-law is likely itching to get back at it. This cafeteria-style tray from artist Katie Kimmel can serve as a cute catchall for her masks and other things now, and be used as a tray for hors d’oeuvre as soon as its safe to invite guests over again.

For the roommate with a new hobby

Strategist contributor Caroline Goldfarb — the mind behind Instagram’s @OfficialSeanPenn account and a co-founder of the tinned-fish company Fishwife — reminds us that “the nightmare that is unaesthetically pleasing cannabis accessories is now over.” She says that’s due in part to Sackville & Co.’s gilded grinder, which is nice enough for your cannabis-curious roommate to leave out on display.

For the daughter who’s getting into beauty

This sampler of masks from buzzy new brand Loops Beauty comes with a cool zip pouch for storing them with all the other products your daughter is newly into.

For the beer-drinking cousin

We’ve dubbed this Hydro Flask cooler a better-looking Yeti alternative because it keeps cold ones ice cold and looks a bit sleeker while doing it.

For the beer-drinking boyfriend (who is also into skin care)

While Cooluli’s beauty refrigerators are made for storing (and preserving) his face masks and creams, they can also fit up to a dozen 12-ounce cans, according to the product description.

For the Deadhead uncle

Photo: retailer

We recently noted that this new coffee-table book by Mordechai “Mister Mort” Rubinstein (who, earlier this year, tracked down Joe Exotic’s pink Western wedding shirt for us) serves as a “look book for current Deadhead culture.”

For the friendly but introverted neighbor

Yes, this statusy puzzle is as hard as it looks, and we think they’ll appreciate how it gives them something to do within the confines of their own home.

For the office Secret Santa

Dumping thoughts into this celebrity-approved, stress-reducing gratitude journal takes just five minutes twice a day.

For the friend looking to cut back


Jeremy Mustakas, the director of restaurants for ABC, told us to check out the zero-alcohol Kin Euphorics High Rhode, which he calls a “must-have for any at-home nonalcoholic bar.” In addition to botanical flavors like citrus and hibiscus, Kin adds adaptogens and nootropics to its spirits, which the brand says can have mood-boosting effects (and won’t give you a hangover).

For the other friend with a bad back

For the mom with a sensitive nose

Photo: retailer

If mom’s picky about how her home smells, she’ll appreciate this elegant essential-oil diffuser, which is a favorite among therapists, doctors, and cool homeowners.

For the fiancé with a closet full of underperforming coats

It’s pricey, but this North Face fleece that cool guys say is one of the best fleeces you can buy will keep him warm for years. (Should you get married and he take decent care of it, he could even pass it on to a niece, nephew, or kid of your own.)

For the finicky tween nephew

A tween (and photographer-approved) instant camera that comes in a range of pastel shades in addition to this basic black.

For the cousin who just rented their first apartment

Photo: retailer

While a cool teen tipped us off to this twist on a classic canopy bed, we think it’s stylish enough for all ages.

For the college-age sister

Earlier this year, one Parsons School of Design student told us she was stocking up on beyond-basic candles, like these, while back-to-school shopping in order to make all the time spent in her room more bearable. Whether she lives on or off campus, we suspect they’ll be equally mood-lifting for your sister.

For the high-school-age sister

For the high-school-age brother

Photo: retailer

Champion hoodies are popular among tweens, teens, 20-somethings, and older folks.

For the kid who swears they’re not afraid of the dark (but who maybe still is)

They can think of this little glowing dumpling (which we first wrote about last year) less as a night-light and more as a new friend.

For the dad who is also a plant dad


This statusy planter’s clever design includes a hidden saucer integrated into its base that will catch excess water.

For the girlfriend who is into self-stimulation

This Strategist-tested vibrator is easy to clean and affordable. Bonus: It “consistently led to intense orgasms,” according to one tester.

For the best friend who hasn’t joined the Croc-erati

The perfect starter pair in a goes-with-anything white. After Strategist writer Lauren Ro bought similar ones earlier this year, she wrote, “They are hands down my favorite quarantine purchase to date.”

For the roommate who isn’t ready for a dog

Photo: retailer

Try a retro (digital) pet. (It also makes for a great stocking stuffer.)

For the older sibling who moved to Portland

Whether hung as art or tossed on a bed for extra warmth, this quilt — a limited-edition piece designed in collaboration with artist Lindsay Degen —is just hippie-dippie enough. (We’ve also described it as appropriately “freak folk.”)

For the workout-obsessed aunt

Photo: retailer

Get her a set of Bala’s well-designed, trendy wrist and ankle weights. Made of cast iron, they’re coated in easy-to-clean silicone and come in a range of sophisticated neutral colors.

For the husband who does all the shoveling

These snow-proof and waterproof Sorel duck boots are tough on moisture and easy on the eyes.

For the wife who loves true-crime podcasts

Most Bluetooth speakers look more like beach accessories than things you’d display on your mantle. But this one from Marshall has the vintage appeal and good looks that even the most discerning people will approve. Oscar-winning singer-actress Jennifer Hudson swears by Marshall speakers, telling us they’re the only brand she uses.

For the grandpa who complains that nobody ever listens

For under $50, you can give him the gift of a personal assistant he can boss around and not feel bad about. If gramps doesn’t want it to be front and center, Strategist tech writer Jordan Bowman suggests tucking it in a corner “so that the smart speaker is less of a focal point.”

For the father-in-law who still drinks from plastic bottles

The Larq water bottle will not only keep his iced drinks cold and his warm drinks hot but also promises to kill germs in any liquid your father-in-law puts inside, thanks to sanitizing UV lights in its cap.

For the niece who’s a tiny bit lazy

Uggs used to be cool. Then they got very uncool. But they’re again seeping into the closets of fashion insiders and influencers because they’re super-cozy and easy to slip on for everything from walking the dog to meeting friends at the park.

For the college-age brother who is ‘really into vinyl right now’

At this price, you could probably spring for this perennially popular (and easy-to-use) record player and a copy of Nevermind on vinyl.

For the Very Good Boy of the house

A dog bed from dog-parent-approved brand Pendleton that will encourage him to keep his paws off the couch.

For the grandma who goes to bed early

Photo: retailer

Perhaps your siblings or cousins can chip in with you on this luxe silk eye-mask set that shows gran you take her beauty sleep seriously. It’s a must-have for designer Karen Walker and Supergoop! CEO Holly Thaggard.

For the mother-in-law who is impossible to shop for

Seeing as most people enjoy tea or coffee, we think Ember’s temperature-regulating mug would make a pretty foolproof idea. After testing it out, Strategist senior writer Karen Iorio Adelson deemed the gadget “a sleek, app-controlled mug that will keep your beverage at a set temperature anywhere from 120 to 145 degrees.”

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

33 Gifts That You Can Buy at Urban Outfitters