Don't Stress: This Gift Guide Has Something for Everyone

Updated 03/23/17
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Buying gifts for everyone in the family can be overwhelming. There might be a toddler who's not afraid to voice their opinion when opening gifts, a grandparent who loves to complain that they don't need anything, or a particularly hard-to-please mother-in-law in the picture. Facing this much gifting pressure may push us to buy presents at the very last minute, but the reality is there's no better time to attack your holiday shopping list than in the midst of Black Friday sales.

Because we know there is an enormous task at hand, we've prepared a gift guide that covers everyone in your family—from the family's best chef to the jet-setting cousin. If you order now, you'll have ample time to step up your gift wrapping game—and it won't involve scotch-taping packages in the back of the car on Christmas Eve (yes, we have been guilty as charged). Don't procrastinate any longer—we've got everyone in your family covered.

For the Moms

Aerin Amber Musk Body Cream $58
Shop

For the mom who loves to pamper herself, this luxe body cream smells like heaven and will be the perfect addition to her bath essentials. 

For the Moms

Equipment The Morgan Kitted Travel Set $470
Shop

The mama who loves to travel will adore this long-haul loungewear complete with plush eye mask and matching envelope pouch.

For the Moms

French Country Cooking by Mimi Thorisson $28
Shop

Mimi Thorisson's new book will delight the cook and francophile. A beautiful book that evokes the charm of French country cooking with an array of mouthwatering recipes.

For the Dads

Carla Cartens Small Marble Frame $68
Shop

Even the dad who has everything cannot have enough photos of his children, especially if they live far away. Give him a picture of you and your siblings in a beautiful marble frame.

For the Dads

Look Inside by Juan Velasco $60
Shop

For the man who always wants to know how things are made or the one who believes in fixing—not replacing—what's broken. He'll love looking at cutaway illustrations of how things are made, from architecture to anatomy.

For the Dads

Finex Cast Iron Pan $150
Shop

For the man who's cooked you bacon at least a hundred times—give him the tools to perfect his grilling techniques (and reap the rewards).

For the Sisters

Hill House Quentin Robe $299
Shop

If you're obsessing over a certain new product or brand—like Hill House's silk robes—chances are she'll appreciate it too. That's the beauty of sisterhood.

For the Sisters

Byredo Fleur Fantôme Scented Candle $85
Shop

Any scented-candle aficionado with love Byredo's classics in new colorful votives—your favorite sibling included. 

For the Sisters

Moon Juice Brain Dust $55
Shop

Your sister might be the only person who will simultaneously laugh off your subtle dig at her brain capacities while being entirely enthusiastic about Gwyneth's latest obsession. 

For the Brothers

Tom Ford Beauty Neroli Portofino Shower Gel $67
Shop

Nothing lovingly says "you stink" quite like a luxe Tom Ford shower gel—which he'll appreciate until the last drop. 

For the Brothers

Soho Home Fleece Hooded Robe $80
Shop

Your favorite homebody will adore this fleece bathrobe with integrated hood. He'll never want to take it off.

For the Brothers

Aesop Athlete Grooming Kit $120
Shop

Your favorite athlete will appreciate throwing this grooming kit in his gym or hockey bag to keep him ultra fresh after a big sweat session.

For the Nieces and Nephews

Estella Taxi Rattle $18
Shop

Get the little ones a souvenir from the big city when you visit them this year. Their mom will appreciate the fact that it's made with 100% organic cotton.

For the Nieces and Nephews

The Land of Nod Manhattan Blocks $59
Shop

Toddlers will love this Manhattan take on building blocks where they dream up their own big city. 

For the Nieces and Nephews

Big Picture Press Maps $35
Shop

Parents will appreciate the educational factor of this beautifully illustrated world atlas—perfect for ages 7 to 10.

For the Siblings-in-Law

DeCicio Artisan Glass Hand-Blown Whiskey $32
Shop

Give them a set of hand-blown whiskey glasses they'll be able to enjoy together—after the kids have gone to sleep.

For the Siblings-in-Law

Hotel Costes Candle $89
Shop

For the luxe travelers who may not have so much time to get away anymore—bring Paris to them with the iconic Hotel Costes signature candle.

For the Siblings-in-Law

Yield Design French Press in Grey $150
Shop

A kitchen staple to be enjoyed by any coffee lover—your brother- or sister-in-law will love this French press.

For the Parents-in-Law

Tom Dixon Form Brass Teapot $130
Shop

A teapot this chic is sure to impress even the hardest-to-please parents-in-law.

For the Parents-in-Law

Brooklinen Fall Throw Blanket $229
Shop

Give them a reason to snuggle by a fire or in front of a movie this winter with this ultra-cozy throw.

For the Parents-in-Law

Norm Architects Wine Breather Carafe $75
Shop

For the parents-in-law who are always throwing the best holiday parties—they'll love this sleek carafe that also serves as a wine breather.

For the Cousins

Eastpak Padded Pak'r Canvas Backpack $125
Shop

For the cousin who's studying abroad or always jetting off on an adventure, this sturdy backpack will make them think of you everywhere they go.

For the Cousins

Glossier Set of Three Balm Dotcom $36
Shop

For your cousin with a penchant for cult beauty brands, this Glossier favorite will give them a (well-moisturized) smile from ear to ear.

For the Cousins

Parker Brothers clue Nostalgia Edition $30
Shop

Give the gift of nostalgia this year—and get all the cousins together for a reminiscent game of Clue.

For the Aunts and Uncles

Alit Pinot Noir Trio $100
Shop

Give your favorite wine aficionados a trio of Oregon pinot noir they can savor on the coldest winter nights.

For the Aunts and Uncles

Byredo Mojave Ghost Body Wash $50
Shop

Everyone would love having this in their shower, making it the perfect gift for literally anyone—especially your luxe-loving aunt.

For the Aunts and Uncles

Abrams Books The Chef's Library $40
Shop

For the relative who's a closeted chef—this book uncovers the inspiration from over seventy of the world's best chefs, restaurateurs, and food writers. Invite yourself over for dinner afterward.

For the Grandparents

Buly 1803 Pommade Concrète Balm $50
Shop

This luxe hand balm is enriched with chamomile water and shea butter to soothe the effects of the elements. The packaging is delightfully old world, too.

For the Grandparents

Clare V. Jewelry Pouch $75
Shop

This jewelry pouch can be monogrammed and comes with a pair of custom dice for the grandparent with a penchant for games.

For the Grandparents

Richard Ginori Babele Antico Teapot $275
Shop

For the grandparent who always brews you the perfect pot of tea—give them a teapot worthy of their talents.

For the Children

The Land of Nod Arctic Rocker $129
Shop

Your kids will go nuts for this polar bear rocker that will also look really adorable in their bedroom or nursery.

For the Children

Uncle Goose Chinese Character Blocks $43
Shop

For your little genius—if they're already mastering English, why not let them try mandarin, too?

For the Children

The Land of Nod Happy Camper Teepee $119
Shop

Here's the teepee you always wanted as a child—Moonrise Kingdom edition. Hours of fun guaranteed.

For the Spouse

Brooklinen Scented Candle $59
Shop

Give them a not-so-subtle hint of a cheeky rendezvous with this innocuous candle.

For the Spouse

Filson Medium Duffle Bag in Tan $395
Shop

Give them a chic duffle bag—and the promise of a weekend getaway this winter.

For the Spouse

Solé Bicycles Park Row City Cruiser $599
Shop

Most importantly, give them what they really want this year. Is it a city cruiser bike? A particular book? A pair of earrings? Chances are they've been dropping hints—hopefully you've been paying attention.

Do you have any clever gift ideas up your sleeve this year? Share them with us below!

Related Stories