Friday Five || 5 Holiday Gift Guides

Shopping for friends and family can be stressful! Sometimes it’s hard to pin down the perfect gift. In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing larger gift guides for Him and Her. For now, I want to give you a handful of smaller gift guides for the different people in your life: Homebodies, Fitness Lovers, Outdoorsy Types, Foodies, and Tech Gurus.

  • Barefoot Dreams Robe (unisex): This has been on my wish list for a while. I have a Barefoot Dreams blanket and cardigan, which are an ultra soft, luxe material, so I can only imagine what this plush robe is like!
  • FireTV Stick: A great option for a friend who loves TV and movies! The FireTV stick can be used to stream Prime Video, Netflix, Youtube, Disney, ESPN, and Hulu on your TV.
  • Barefoot Dreams Plush Socks: The cure for cold feet at home! These plush socks make great stocking stuffers!
  • Sherpa-Lined Joggers: These cozy joggers are prime winter loungewear. They come in several colors and have over 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon!
  • Flannel Boxers: These are adorable PJs, and the different flannel prints are giving off major holiday vibes!
  • Gravity Weighted Blanket: I got this for Christmas last year and love it. It helps me fall asleep and is relaxing to use while I’m watching tv in the evening. The only caveat – it does cause me to run a little warm at night.
  • Cozy Oversized Sweatshirt: I love this ultra soft sweatshirt! There’s two Christmas themed ones that read “a little naughty” and “a little nice,” but there is a selection of 10 other colors and prints too!
  • Slippers: These are super affordable and come in tons of colors! A great option since we’re all spending more time at home these days.
  • Silk Eye Mask: I’ve had this eye mask for years! It’s great for travel and the silk fabric is gentle on your delicate skin.
  • Monogram Coffee Mugs: These are super popular! I love the chic and personalized design. Stock up if they go on sale!
  • Capri Blue Volcano Candle: My all time favorite candle scent! These make such great gifts for friends, secret Santa, or a hostess gift! I burn mine nearly every day. They also come in a mini version!

  • Girlfriend Collective Compression Leggings: These are my favorite leggings for exercising! They are sustainably made and come in inclusive sizing (XXS-6XL).
  • Exercise Ball: This is a multipurpose gift! It can be used for tons of different workouts, or as a chair for your at home office. Sitting on an exercise ball during the day can help improve your posture and increase core strength.
  • Foam Roller: A great affordable gift for an active friend, athlete, or someone who is recovering from an injury. I’m currently in physical therapy for a knee injury and I use this foam roller every day.
  • Weight set: For someone who can’t go to the gym due to covid, but wants to start exercising at home. These are also great for a friend who has recently purchased a Peloton (now they can add weights to their ride)!
  • Chirp Wheel: I recently saw this on “Shark Tank” and am dying to try it. I actually already purchased one as a Christmas gift for a family member. It kneads your back and helps to relieve back tension, headaches, and neck pain.
  • Fitbit: A great tool to track movement and workouts! I bought these several years ago for my parents and they have been a big hit.
  • Resistance Bands: These are great for at home workouts or for traveling! I use mine regularly!
  • Resistance Ropes: These come with a door stopper, which allows you to do numerous exercises! I have these and they totally change the way I am able to workout at home without weights.
  • Bala Bangles: Another “Shark Tank” business! These come in 1 or 2lb weights (and several colors). They are a comfortable and chic way to add resistance to your workouts.
  • Running shorts: I bought these affordable shorts during the 1st lockdown in the spring and I loved them so much, I bought another pair. I especially like the thick waistband, which gives them a mid rise feel. Some of the colors run out of stock frequently because they’re very popular!
  • Hydro flask: This water bottle is excellent for the office, gym, or on a hike. It keeps your beverages cold for hours! I like this option because it has the straw lid, and I tend to drink more if I have one of those.

  • Adidas Beanie (unisex): This beanie is the perfect oatmeal color! It’s a great stylish choice for time spent outdoors.
  • Smart Touch Gloves: Great lightweight gloves that still allow you to operate your touch screen.
  • Wool Hiking Socks (unisex): I love this trio! I have the grey pair and I wear them all the time in winter (even when I’m not hiking).
  • Yeti: This insulated tumbler will keep your coffee, tea, and soup hot for hours!
  • Patagonia Quarter Zip (His and Hers): These are great high-quality quarter zips to layer when you’re hiking, but they’re also stylish for day-to-day activities. I bought one for my dad and he loves it!
  • 100 Hikes of a Lifetime: A thoughtful coffee table book for your adventurous friends!
  • GoPro: An amazing way for your loved one to capture and share their adventurous side! It’s great for so many activities!
  • Sorel Boots: These are excellent waterproof boots for snowy weather!

  • “Nothing Fancy” Cookbook: A bestseller from New York Times columnist, Alison Roman.
  • Marble and Acacia Serving Board: This is a great gift for friends who are newly married or have recently moved into a new home!
  • Wine Chiller: Keeps wine cool for hours at the dinner table or a picnic.
  • Milk Bar Assorted Cookies: Milk Bar specializes in fun unique treats! Send these to a friend with a sweet tooth.
  • Winc Subscription: Gift 1, 2, or 3 month wine subscriptions to friends and family!
  • Sphere Ice Molds: Great for the whiskey or cocktail lover in your life.
  • Fortnum and Mason Mini Hamper: Treat a bougie friend to a little taste of England with this picnic basket. It has tea, cookies, and jam!
  • Air Fryer: This air fryer has 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 30,000 reviews!
  • Pizza Stone: For the friend who has picked up cooking during the Covid-era.
  • Ooni Pizza Oven: These were flying off the shelf when lockdown started. So much that they sold out! But now they are restocked and are a great option if you’re looking to splurge on the ultimate foodie gift!
  • AirPods: Love my airpods! I use them all the time – at home (especially helpful if you have 2 people working from home), working out, in the taxi, you name it! They also come in this version with a wireless charging case.
  • Apple Watch: A great option if you’re looking to splurge!
  • Echo Dot: These Alexa enabled speakers are great to have around the house or use as an alarm clock.
  • Fire Tablet: A budget-friendly tablet option.
  • UV Sterilizer: This is a portable UV sterilizer (comes in multiple colors) that can disinfect surfaces like your phone and laptop! Great for germaphobes!
  • Charging Station: This items has over 5,000 positive reviews on Amazon. It is a 3-in-1 charger that is compatible with Apple and Samsung devices.
  • Turn Table: We have this turn table and it is really great quality! It’s an excellent option for music lovers who can’t attend concerts right now due to the pandemic.
  • Item Locators: Know someone who is always misplacing their phones, keys, and wallet? This multipack of item locators uses Bluetooth to find the location of your items.
  • Chromecast: This is a must have in our home! We use it to stream EVERYTHING from our laptops to our TV screen. It’s great for watching movies, skyping with friends, or even to expanding your work screen.
  • Wireless Charger: I love having a wireless charger on my nightstand. My phone is always near 0% at the end of the day and I hate plugging and unplugging it while I’m in bed at night.
  • Sonos Speaker: Another splurge – but it’s definitely worth it. These high quality speakers are Alexa enabled, which allows you to control your sound system and other smart home systems.

Find other gift guides here:

Gifts for Her

Stocking Stuffers for Her

Gifts for Him

Stocking Stuffers for Him

Happy shopping, friend!

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