It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’s Christmas music playing everywhere you go, holiday parties with gorgeous dresses, spiked egg nog, mistletoe (wink wink), twinkly lights and first snowfalls. But with all of the joyful parts of Christmas, finding the perfect present can sometimes be more stressful than fun.
So I’ve put together a holiday gift guide to help you shop. And to make things even less stressy, I’ve personally sampled every item on this list, so you can trust the quality of the items that you buy. Plus many of these products are made by small businesses, so you’re supporting entrepreneurs while you browse. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Except it does, because I’m even doing a giveaway of one of the items on this list! You can find more information below.
Now relax, pour yourself a glass of champagne, and get ready to finish your Christmas shopping!
Gifts for New Yorkers
Etched New York City Skyline Silhouette Wine Glasses
Picture New York’s skyline. Now picture your favorite wine. Now picture your favorite wine surrounded by New York’s skyline! These wine glasses are lovely, and are an elegant gift for New Yorkers. The shop also offers skylines of other cities, stemless, rocks and pint glasses, and can do custom orders.
One wine glass is $15. Click here for purchase information.
New York Prada Marfa sign print
This New York print is based off of the iconic Prada Marfa sign (you may recognize it from gossip girl!). It’s quintessentially New York, and would look fabulous in an NYC apartment!
The print starts at $10. Click here for purchase information.
NYC Christmas Holiday Cards
These greeting cards are adorable, and are perfect for people who either live in NYC or love NYC (or both, if they’re lucky!).
A pack of five 5×7 cards is $15. Click here for purchase information.
Dry Bar Gift Certificate
Dry Bar is a fabulous service that blows out and styles your hair for events. In fact, my favorite hair days are the days I’ve gone to Dry Bar! New York women will love love love a gift certificate here, and there are locations springing up across the U.S. as well.
Gifts for the Traveler
French Bull Luggage
Goodbye boring black luggage! This French Bull luggage collection is colorful and fun. I have the Jet Set Roller (on the left), and I received so many compliments on it during my last trip!
The luggage starts at $39.99. Click here for purchase information.
Personalized Luggage Tags
These luggage tags are classy and simple. I have one for every suitcase! You can customize the thread and tag colors, and of course the initials.
One luggage tag costs $14.50. Click here for purchase information.
Custom Map Coasters
This set of coasters are embellished with the location or locations that are special to your traveler. They are beautifully done, and the shop can also create coasters with pictures, dictionary pages or art. They’re a great gift for a nomad who is finally putting down roots!
One set of 6 coasters is $39. Click here for purchase information.
Gifts for Women
Embroidered Yoga Mat
These yoga mats are custom embroidered with a name, monogram or initial. You can choose the mat color, thread color and font, so each is perfectly personalized for the recipient. Even Oprah loves these mats (I know because she told me… and/or featured them in her magazine!).
Embroidered yoga mats are $45. Click here for purchase information.
Family Tree Personalized Bracelet
These beautiful bracelets are a perfect gift for your wife, mom or grandma. They feature a family tree charm and Swarovski crystal birthstones. You can select both the amount of featured birthstones, as well as what months they represent.
Bracelets begin at $32. Click here for purchase information.
Paris in Love book
This stunning photography book features quintessential Paris images combined with unique views into the city’s hidden corners. It’s perfect for anyone who loves Paris (or loves love!).
A signed copy of Paris in Love is $16.95. Click here for purchase information.
These monogram necklaces are a fabulous way for women to frost themselves. You can select both the size of the pendant as well as the length of the chain.
Monogram necklaces start at $29.90. Click here for purchase information.
Deer Ring Dish
These adorable ring dishes are made by hand, and will make a perfect seasonal addition to a nightstand or bathroom.
Deer ring dishes start at $6. Click here for purchase information.
Gifts for Men
Personalized Steak Branding Iron
I think that this gift is awesome! For the man in your life who likes to cook, you can create a steak branding iron with his initials. Then watch him go to town on the grill, having a lot of fun creating custom steaks.
Personalized steak branding irons are $39.95. Click here for purchase information.
Engraved Whiskey Stones
I think whiskey stones are a great idea (why let melting ice dilute a perfectly good whiskey?). But they’re even more special as a gift when you engrave them with initials, dates, logos or letters. In fact, the shop can engrave just about anything onto the stones, making them a fabulously-personalized gift.
6 engraved whiskey stones are $25. Click here for purchase information.
Vintage Watch Cuff Links
These cuff links are classy AF. They’re perfect for the stylish man in your life (or the man who needs more style!).
The cuff links are $49. Click here for purchase information.
Personalized Leather Shaving Kit Bag
These leather shaving kit bags are beautifully made with quality leather. Plus the bag comes with a straight razor sleeve, and personalization is free!
A personalized leather shaving kit bag is $58. Click here for purchase information.
Gifts for Children
Put Me in the Story Personalized Book
I absolutely love these books! You can add photos, personalize the names, and add a sweet message for a little one in your life. They’ll end up with a thoughtful present, and they’ll think of you every time they read it!
Personalized books start at $19.99. Click here for purchase information.
Personalized Finger Painting Kit
The littles in your life can create a unique, personalized masterpiece with paint colors of your choice. Once the paint dries, you can peel off the design to reveal their name in silhouette. The shop also offers other silhouettes, including dinosaurs, animals, tiaras and New York’s skyline.
Finger painting kits begin at $25, and complimentary gift wrapping is included. Click here for purchase information.
This dinosaur hoodie is the more adorable thing I have ever seen! Plus the sweater fabric and spikes are super soft, so babies will be comfortable wearing it.
The hoodies start at $32. Click here for purchase information.
Tuxedo Bodysuit with Argyle Leg Warmers
This tuxedo outfit is also very cute, and comes with matching argyle leg warmers. Plus, the shop can customized the vest with the baby’s name for free. Because it’s never too early to start wearing black tie!
The tuxedo bodysuit and argyle leg warmer set is $34. Click here for purchase information.
Frozen is still huge and Frozen 2 is in the works, so you can’t go wrong getting the little in your life this adorable Elsa braid to play dress up with.
An Elsa braid is $18.99. Click here for purchase information.
These crayons are made from natural ingredients, and come in dozens of shapes including dinosaurs, fish, frogs and owls.
One box of crayons is $10. Click here for purchase information.
Gifts for the Host/Hostess
Jo Malone Candle
These are my absolute favorite candles. They arrive beautifully wrapped in an elegant black box, smell divine, and can even be engraved. In my opinion, the peony & blush suede scent is the best!
Jo Malone candles are $65. Click here for purchase information.
Personalized Walnut Cutting Board
These cutting boards are beautifully engraved with your host/hostess’ last name and its initial. Or, if you’re feeling more creative, you can work with the shop to design your own logo for no additional cost. The cutting boards also make perfect cheese boards!
Cutting boards start at $35.95. Click here for purchase information.
Engraved Rolling Pins
This shop has dozens of engraved rolling pin designs to choose from. Your host/hostess can roll them over cookie dough to create gorgeous cookie designs that will have everyone asking how they did it!
Engraved rolling pins start at $22.99. Click here for purchase information.
Gifts for the Home
Merry Christmas Banner
This banner is a perfect holiday decoration, and can also be used as a photography prop for Christmas cards (my family used it in ours!).
The Merry Christmas banner is $22. Click here for purchase information.
Merry & Bright Sign
This Christmas sign will add a bit of rustic glamor to the home. You can choose both the size and the background color so that it matches perfectly with your recipient’s decor.
Merry & Bright signs start at $30. Click here for purchase information.
Merry & Bright Kitchen Tea Towels
One of the easiest ways to add cheer to small NYC apartments are with kitchen towels (I have them for every holiday!). These merry and bright towels are both festive and classy, and your recipient is sure to love them.
A set of two tea towels are $19.99. Click here for purchase information.
Gifts of Food
Tailored Christmas Cookies
You can’t go wrong gifting holiday cookies, and these are the most beautiful out there. You also have the option of asking the shop to make custom cookies with the designs of your choosing!
One box of Christmas cookies is $50. Use the code “cookieme” at checkout to save 10%! Click here for purchase information.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies
These cookies are both delicious and hilarious! They’re sure to put a smile on someone’s face, and are especially perfect for both gifting and serving at an ugly Christmas sweater party!
One box of ugly Christmas sweater cookies is $40. Click here for purchase information.
Cailler is Switzerland’s oldest chocolate brand, and up until last month it had never been available in the U.S. So it makes a perfect present for the chocolate lover in your life!
How to Gift the Gift
Navy Winter Sweater Wrapping Paper
This wrapping paper is beautiful, and will make your present look as if it’s surrounded by a warm winter sweater.
3 sheets of wrapping paper are $14.99. Click here for purchase information.
Pine Tree Wrapping Paper
This pine tree wrapping paper is an elegant take on a common holiday motif, and will make your thoughtful gift even more fancy.
3 sheets of wrapping paper are $14.99. Click here for purchase information.
These gift labels are a perfect final addition to your present. They’re fully customizable, and feature unique designs.
Gift labels start at $2.89 per sheet of 12. Click here for purchase information.
Personalized Christmas Wine Labels
This wine labels are absolutely adorable! A gift of wine or champagne isn’t complete without them, and you can customize the labels to say whatever you would like!
6 wine labels are $16.99. Click here for purchase information.
And there you have it! Now that your shopping is done, you can go back to focusing on the fun aspects of the holiday!