I’ve probably gone wayyy overboard on requesting feedback about gift guides on Instagram this year. But I feel like this means I can absolutely promise you that these will be the BEST gift guides that I’ve ever shared! I wanted to kick things off with a list of my go-to gifts that usually work for most people. If you’re looking for a present for friends, family, co-workers, or really anybody, a lot of these ideas will work.
Photography by Meghan Klein.
My Go-To Gifts for Pretty Much Anyone on Your List
The reason why I’m sharing this gift guide first is simple: it feels like my opportunity to pull an Oprah and share my favorite things! I wish I could also surprise you with each of these items under your seat, but the giveaways will have to wait for Reader Appreciation Week. Just like my hostess gift guide, I have this list split into different price points to make shopping easier for you. Let’s dig it!
My Go-To Gift Ideas, Under $25
Giving a journal that is meant to be filled out together and in tandem? It doesn’t get more personal than that! I’m especially partial to this version of 52 Lists for Togetherness because I styled the cover, making it an extra-special gift for my friends and family.
Meet my all-time favorite notebook! I could wax poetic about the paper quality in this thing all day… it’s smooth, thick, and just really, really nice (that’s what she said?). Adding the monogram option is another way to make this gift personal and lovely.
I actually cannot even count how many times I have given these handkerchiefs as a gift. Again, the quality is just SO good and so many of the recipients of them have gone on to order even more of them after the fact. Plus, it’s an old school gift that not many people think to give anymore!
Talk about luxurious gift… if you’ve never had these gummy bears infused with Dom Perignon, you need to order a box for yourself and for whoever is on your list! They are the ultimate treat.
Hello, meet my obsession. I have blogged about these bath cloths sooooo many times, so of course they are one of my go-to gifts. They’ve replaced my loofah and helped me to reduce waste in our bathroom… and they exfoliate like a BOSS. Sean loves them because they are long enough to wrap around his back and scrub. It’s a random gift idea, but one that will be a hit.
My Go-To Gift Ideas, Under $50
Know someone who travels a lot? Pouches like these always come in handy. The pouches from Cuyana are gorgeous and made of beautiful leather. Plus you can monogram it!
I see no shame in giving a candle to the hard-to-shop-for person, like a co-worker or your kid’s teacher. Especially when it’s a non-toxic, hand poured one like this. The scent is incredible and has a mix of white tea, fresh fig leaf, basil, and a touch of lavender. It’s basically perfect for anyone.
Becky, aka Chipper Things, illustrates some of the coolest, quirkiest stuff around, so I love giving her flowcharts as a gift. There are so many options depending what your gift’s recipient likes, too!
I’m fairly convinced that everyone loves coffee, so giving a pour-over coffee maker is an awesome gift. Pair it with a bag of locally roasted beans and it’s a wonderful gift for so many people on your list!
My Go-To Gift Ideas, Under $100
Since we just got married, I have the feeling a LOT of our family members will be receiving this print & easel set! It also makes a wonderful, personalized gift for new parents or someone who travels a lot.
There is a reason these slippers are called ‘wicked good…’ they are, in fact, amazing. Made of sheepskin and oh-so-cozy, this is the perfect gift for your husband, dad, or brother!
First of all, Everlane makes some of the best cashmere around… and it is pretty damn affordable! This crewneck sweater is the perfect example and a wonderful gift idea for your sister or mom. You should probably get one for yourself, too.
If you want to give the luxurious gift of cashmere, but $100 is too steep, check out this super-soft beanie. It comes in some really fun colors (and neutrals) and literally gets softer with wear.
What do you think of my list of go-to gift ideas?? Stay tuned for even MORE gift guides, Reader Appreciation Week giveaways, & more! Also, leave a comment if there is a specific person you need a gift idea for — I’m always happy to help.
Check out the rest of my 2019 Gift Guides:
- My Go-To Gifts for the Holidays
- My Annual Plant Lover Gift Guide
- Purr-fect Cat Lady Gift Ideas
- Gift Ideas for Your Husband, Brother, & Dad
- Sustainable Gift Ideas for Your Earth-Loving, Hippie Friend
- Practical & Stylish Small Home Gift Ideas
- Thoughtful Gift Ideas to Encourage Self-Care
- Ultimate Gifts for the Chicken Lady