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
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
For the son who never misses a run (even in the winter)
For the wife who has a whole nighttime routine
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).
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
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.