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30 Strategist-Approved Gifts for Everyone on Your List (That You Can Buy at Macy’s)

Photo-Illustration: Courtesy of the retailer

To help you get a handle on holiday shopping this year, we’ve been curating gift guides for every person in your life, from your mother to your boss to your BFF — even your furry friends. You’ve probably noticed that some of those guides feature things you can buy from the same retailer — because, as we’ve said, there is something truly satisfying (and savvy) about getting all of your shopping done in one place. Here, we’ve gathered a bunch of Strategist-approved gifts from Macy’s — the department store your grandparents love for its role in Miracle on 34th Street and your younger cousins know better as that place that sponsors the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read on for our 30 favorite gifts, from cozy slippers to cult-y kitchen appliances to expert-recommended skin care. (If yours is a Nordstrom household, we’ve got you covered, and if you think your recipients would prefer gifts from Urban Outfitters or Best Buy, we can help there, too.)

For the baby celebrating their first Christmas

Flappy the Elephant, one of our best gifts for 1-year-olds, may drive parents crazy with its cheery (or creepy, depending on whom you ask) singing voice, but it will endlessly delight the little one who unwraps it. The stuffed toy is actually pretty cool: The ears wiggle and can cover its eyes to play peekaboo.

For the dad who just became a grandfather

$249

Even if he can’t be there to cradle his new grandchild, he’ll still feel connected with this digital picture frame that lets anyone on the family account upload photos through an app, no matter where they live. The sleek frame means it also won’t look half-bad sitting on a shelf.

For the older cousin who can’t visit craft breweries

He’ll get a kick out of this set of glasses that’s made specifically for enjoying IPAs.

$24 at Macy's
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with code: FRIEND

For the son who never misses a run (even in the winter)

This running-coach-approved base layer from Under Armour will keep him comfortable, even if he’s out in inclement weather.

For the wife who has a whole nighttime routine

It’s not cheap, which is why this culty lactic-acid treatment from Sunday Riley that beauty editors swear by would make a thoughtful — and likely very appreciated — gift.

For the grandma who has a whole nighttime routine

This dermatologist-recommended moisturizer with hyaluronic acid for mature skin will leave her face glowing (without the grease).

$44 at Macy's
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with code: FRIEND

For the toddler who loves to help out around the house

She’ll get a kick out of this cleaning set that includes a mop, broom, duster, and dust pan, all organized on a nifty stand. It’s one of our favorite gifts for 2-year-olds (and, unlike the stuffed elephant above, we’re certain parents will love it, too).

For the girlfriend who lives in leggings

Even if she’ll never go back to wearing jeans again, she can at least elevate her lounging leggings for something a bit more put together, like a pair of faux-leather ones that stylish women swear by.

For the sister-in-law who’s a little fancy

If it’s good enough for Catherine Zeta-Jones, it’ll be good enough for your sister-in-law. The actress calls this lime-basil-and-mandarin-scented candle her “all-time favorite” and keeps one in almost every room of her house.

$59 at Macy's
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with code: FRIEND

For the mom who’s always asking for a foot massage

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager
$160
$160

This heated shiatsu foot massager is one of our all-time-favorite gifts for moms, so we’re willing to bet big bucks that your spouse will love it too.