Last year, this was my most requested gift guide. Far and away. I had polled you guys on stories and the responses were amazing. For your significant other’s parents. For your siblings’ significant others. For your neighbor or acquaintance. For the guy you’ve only been seeing for a few weeks. Clients. Or, as one hilarious reader wrote, “People you don’t really know, but like, if you buy them another blanket they will cut you!” LOLZ.
Historically, I’ve been pretty boring here. For these people I always find that a Diptyque or Nest holiday candle or Williams Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark does the job. Or wine. (As with hostess gifts, no one is going to be sad about a bottle of Veuve). But as you guys asked for this guide the most, I wanted to do something clever and unique. I find that a game is always a good way to go, especially if you are going over to your neighbors’ house or to a family gathering with your significant other’s family. Apples to Apples is foolproof or you could go for this year’s “it game,” Utter Nonsense, in which the participants combine silly accents with silly phrases, resulting in utter ridiculousness. (They also have a naughty version, FYI.) You will have a lot of laughs… and make some new memories.
Last but not least, I included a few higher end items. My dad is SO hard to shop for and he loves this Bose speaker my sisters and I got him so much. And I am borderline addicted to my Fossil Smart Watch (it makes me feel very sedentary though).
For more inspiration, pop by our holiday page which has all of my gift ideas in one place!