The Ultimate Gift Guide for Everyone

It’s that time of the year – gift-giving time. And while I feel like a little less emphasis on material goods would be a societal improvement, the fact remains that giving something thoughtful to someone you love is a way (one of many) to express your appreciation. (And let’s face it: a meaningful gift can really brighten a person’s day.) But it’s not always easy to figure out the perfect gift! So I’ve put together this extensive holiday gift guide. Many of these are products I actually have myself. I hope this list helps you to finish out any holiday shopping you have to do, but that it also serves you well year-round for gift-giving occasions. As a note, this post contains products that I received for free as well as affiliate links, though not exclusively on either front.

(Like that ornament at the top of the wreath in the image above? Check out Drew Roulette‘s shop.)

CHILDREN’S GIFTS

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Bashful Unicorn from La Petite Chenille. Perfectly plush and full of magic, any kid in your life (and plenty of grownups) would be delighted to receive this mystical companion.

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Animal Parade A-Z Puzzle from La Petite Chenille. This toy combines a few things I love: it’s wooden with nontoxic paint, it’s a puzzle, it depicts animals (a little obsessed with animals around here), and it provides a fun way for children to learn. In this case, children learn the alphabet and capital as well as lowercase letter recognition. Each animal in the puzzle represents a letter and they all fit together in a fun formation – one that yields a vulture riding a unicorn.


Stargazer Lottie Doll


Fossil Hunter Lottie Doll


Lottie Pandora’s Box Doll


Fox Backpack – Orange Fox Backpack

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Vilac Guitar Musical Toy

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Moulin Roty’s – Dinosaur Night-time Shadows/9


PlanetBox Rover Lunchbox, Black Carry Bag with Sports Balls Magnets


Stuffed Unicorn Toy (Grey) – Set of 3 Mythical Plush Unicorns


– Superstar Microphone


– Larry the Llama Ride On


– Manhattan Blocks


– Crescent Moon Doll Crib


Kids Rockers: Plush Polar Bear Rocker – Arctic Polar Bear Wooden Rocker


– Charlie Friend Indeed Doll


– Toddler Desk and Chair Set


– Magic Fairy Dolls (Set of 3)


– Zoo Crew Elephant Pull Toy


– Playtime Anytime Solar System Rattles


Hazel Village Mushroom Rattle


– Jellycat Sloth Stuffed Animal


String Along Bead Kit – String Along Deluxe Bead Kit

Skip Hop Zoo Little Kid and Toddler Backpack, Ages 2+, Multi Brooklyn Bee


– Bird Wild Wings Dress Up Set


– Silver Unicorn Headband


USA Puzzle – My Puzzle Tis of Thee Puzzle


Kids Play Metal Shopping Cart – In the Market Shopping Cart


Calico Critters Hopscotch Rabbit Family


Baby Banz EMBB Hearing Protection, 0-2 Years, Blue


Byte-Size Kids Chalkboard Laptop – Byte-Size Personal Laptop Chalkboard


Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set


E Support Mini Pretty Magic Mushroom-Shaped Energy Saving Sensor LED Romantic Night Light with Plug Yellow


– Dinosaur Stuffed Animals (Set Of 4)


Hape – Early Melodies – Mighty Mini Band Wooden Percussion Instrument


– Geodome Playhouse


Sparkle Crown


Colorblock Sunglasses

CHILDREN’S BOOK GIFTS


Emily Winfield Martin’s Dreamers Board Boxed Set


– Secret Garden Coloring Book


The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Where the Wild Things Are


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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit)


Little Humans

Snow (Sunburst Books)

Edward Gets Messy

Yoga Bunny

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

The Book of Heroines: Tales of History’s Gutsiest Gals

What Do You Do With a Problem?

The House in the Night

Journey

The Dangerous Alphabet

Is Your Mama a Llama?

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Not Every Princess

Giraffes Can’t Dance

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING GIFTS

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Pip & Squeaks Ethically made clothing and accessories created by one caring parent in Maine for other caring parents. (Pictured above: the Dallas hoodie in mustard and the Birch leggings.)

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(Pictured above: the Watercolor leggings and the Fundraising Signature t-shirt.)

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(Pictured above: the Teal Linen Hoodie and custom leggings in woodland print.)

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(Pictured above: the Mushroom Raglan Shirt, the Fringe Leggings in tan, and the Indi Scout banner hanging in Ever’s room.)

Indi Scout Eco-friendly, mindful, adorable clothing made by a mama in California.

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Kelsey Dress in Gunmetal from Little Mango. This dress helps Ever to channel her inner David Bowie. Full of glam and extra fun because the fabric feels neat, this will be an adored part of her wardrobe until we can’t squeeze it onto her much older torso as a shirt anymore.

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Vida Faux Leather Leggings from Little Mango. If you know a tiny born entertainers like I do, they might also need a pair of leggings deserving of the spotlight. These faux leather leggings (which come in gold as well as black) should do the trick.


Kids The Future Is Female T Shirt 4 Black


Tons of Fun Color-In Dress – 2T-8Y


Warm & Fuzzy Leggings


Mini Rodini Organic T-Rex Tee


Cargo Joggers


Sparkle Tights


Faux Fur Bomber Jacket


Fur-Collar Vest


Sparkle Star Tights


Faux-Fur Hat


Cable Sweater Cardigan

CHILDREN’S SHOES GIFTS


Shimmer Oxfords


Duck Boots


Parson 15 (Youth)


Sherpa-Lined Boots


Fannie Dancer-t (Toddler)

MEN’S CLOTHING GIFTS

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Perfect T from Indigenous. Soft organic cotton, eco-friendly low impact dyes, fair trade, and long-lasting for any style.

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DSTLD Cotton Bomber Jacket. With just the right amount of flare, this comfy jacket isn’t overstated and can go with just about everything.

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DSTLD Men’s Slim Stretch Denim Jeans. Ben loves the charcoal version of these.

Unisex Organic Flannel Robe from Our Green House


Binding It Hard to Believe Men’s T-Shirt


Challenge Me / Grey

MEN’S SHOES GIFTS

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Ahisma Work Boots. These boots (in espresso) are Ben’s favorites and I have to say: I like the way they look on him a lot.

Strider Boots from Will’s Vegan Shoes

WOMEN’S CLOTHING GIFTS

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Reversible Jersey Pullover from Indigenous. This is one of my new favorites and a definite closet staple. It’s soft, incredibly warm, and good for two different looks thanks to it being reversible.

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Eco Infinity Scarf from Indigenous. This is the best scarf I’ve ever owned. I’m a sucker for cable knit, so this chunky organic cotton piece appealed to me immediately when I saw it online. I was even happier when I tried it on in person – it’s smooth (not itchy at all like wool can be – hooray for organic cotton!), toasty, and exactly the amount of scarf I want – not too little or too much fabric. If you’re looking for a timeless, functional, handcrafted, eco-conscious gift, this is a great option.Indigenous is committed to creating organic and fair trade clothing with an emphasis on the handmade and natural materials. Read more about Indigenous here.

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DSTLD High Waisted Skinny Jeans. I have these in Black Powerstretch and Dark Vintage. They’re both amazing – comfortable and flattering with just the right amount of stretch. This is a perfect pair of jeans for the lady in your life who could use a perfect pair of jeans (*ahem* that’s everyone).

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DSTLD Scoop Neck Tee. You know what’s a good fit for a perfect pair of jeans? A perfect tee. I have the DSTLD Scoop Neck Tee in heather grey and black. You can’t go wrong with these super soft timeless staples.


Treehouse Traveler Coat


Esteemed Dreamer A-Line Dress


Scoop Tee


Marathon / Black


Grey Drop Shoulder Cable Knit Cardigan With Pockets


Sleek Your Interest A-Line Dress


Khaki Contrast Sherpa Lining Single Button Hooded Coat

TIE-DYE LEGGINGS  Acid Black


Layer of Love Cardigan

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Everlane clothing (for women and men). I love my anorak, tees, and the street fleece pant.


Apres la Soiree A-Line Dress in Marigold


Knit the Big Time Sweater Dress


VINTAGE SWEATSHIRT Faded Black


Chiffon Work Long Sleeve Blouse


Boat Neck A Line Maxi Dress


Denim A Line Shirt Dress


VINTAGE TEE Dark Grey


VINTAGE MESH DRESS Faded Black


She Eye to Eye T-Shirt


Wish for the Moonlight Sweatshirt


Library, Secondary, Tertiary Cardigan in Topaz


Heed Your Warming Fleece-Lined Leggings in Textured Cocoa

WOMEN’S SHOES GIFTS

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Ahisma Jazz Loafer. I love these in khaki.

Chelsea Boots from Will’s Vegan Shoes

Cool to Be Warm Slipper


Street Team Spirit Sneaker in Charcoal


Think Flats! Loafer


Who Could Be Saddle? Shoes


Flaunt Your Footwork Boot in Black

TECHNOLOGY, MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND GEAR GIFTS

Fire Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black

Amazon FreeTime Kid-Proof Case for Amazon Fire (5th Generation – 2015 release), Blue


Bundle-3 Items:Plus EBow E-Bow Hand Held Electronic Effect Bow for Guitar and 2 Duracell 9v Batteries


Elixir Strings 16548 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light


Elixir Strings 16542 Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, 3 Pack, Light (.010-.046)


M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 | Ultra-Portable 32-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller


Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens


Tenba 636-222 Tenba 636-222 BYOB 9 – Camera Insert (Black)


Strum of a Kind DIY Ukulele


Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

ACCESSORIES GIFTS


SHOLDIT Basic Convertible Infinity Scarf with Pocket – Dolce Black


Slim Wallet – Minimalist Design for Men and Women. Made from Durable Cork

Womens Clutch Wallet Evening bag. Sustainable Cork Fabric Vegan Leather Handbag (Black)


Tote Bag – Reusable Grocery Carrying Bag Made From Sustainable Eco-Friendly Cork Fabric


Baggallini Cairo bag


Viable Harvest, Bamboo Earrings – Handmade Wooden Eco- Friendly Stud (Naturally Basic) Women’s

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Barnaby Jack Vintage for perfectly curated desert-inspired vintage items.


Large 10mm Round Sterling Silver Circle Disc Stud Earrings – Smooth and Flat Nail Head Mirror Posts


Those Shimmer Nights Tights


La Di Dotty Tights


Architectural Elegance Necklace

Twinkle Little Stars Rings from Aidah Jewelry

HOME DECOR GIFTS


Pehr Designs Pom Pom Bin, Grey

Pehr Designs Grey Pom Pom Hamper + Gold Foil Speck Drum + Gold Foil Speck Bin + Pebble Hatch Tea Towel + Eggplant Pencil Lines Tea Towel. I love these items from Pehr Designs. Before acquiring these items, Ever’s dirty laundry went into a laundry bag on the floor, her toys went into two cardboard boxes, and her pull-ups and other diapering toiletries went into a musty old basket. Ew. I swapped everything in her room out for these sturdy and attractive replacements and they look great!

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PARIS FAUX FUR THROW


Grid-Talk Frame

Wire Table Lamp (Bronze) – Bronze Real Light Wire Table Lamp


Get the Hang of Decorating Photo Display


CHUNKY KNIT THROW

Cinema Light Box from Mobstub


Varied Treasure Jewelry Box

Home Dynamix Splash Rug from Fine Rug Collection


Shaggy Pouf (White) – White Shaggy Pouf Seat


CHUNKY KNIT PILLOW


Prop the Question Photo Display


Masterfully Natural Pillow

Rewa Pillow from Modshop

Agadir Pouf from Modshop

Jute Natural Rug


Thorn for This Role Jewelry Stand


Faux-Leather Seats Come Standard (Gold) – Faux Leather Gold Pouf


Bamboo Botanist Planter


Tone Day at a Time 2016-2017 Wall Calendar

KITCHEN GIFTS

ECOlunchbox Tri Bento


To-Gather at Last Cutlery Set

Staub Double Handle Fry Pan, Grenadine, 13″


New DEMMEX 1.2MM Thick Hammered Copper Saucepan with Lid & Helper Handle (1.7-Quart)


SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker Starter Kit, Black


Glass Teapot with Stainless Steel Infuser and Lid,26oz/750ml Borosilicate Ultralight High Heat Resistance Teapots for Flower Tea and Loose Leaf Tea Pot


Victorinox Swiss Classic 15-Piece Cutlery Block Set


Hamilton Beach 40865 Glass Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter

Ceramic Elephant Teapot from Our Green House


Capresso Stainless Steel Espresso Machine

VEGAN COOKBOOK GIFTS


The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion


Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week


Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook


The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out


Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes


Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-based Recipes


Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck


But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, It’s Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over for Dinner


Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year


The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion

FOOD AND DRINK GIFTS 


Roland Dried Mushrooms, Mixed Wild, 16 Ounce


Kicking Horse Coffee, Whole Bean, Kick Ass, 2.2 Pound


Louisville Vegan Jerky – Smoked Black Pepper, 3 oz. Bag


Prince of Peace Instant Ginger Honey Crystals, 30 ct Bags – 18 g Sachets, (Pack of 2)


Maine Chaga Premium Tea Chunks, Small, Pre-Cubed Chunks Eliminates Need To Saw Or Hammer To Resize , Makes 34-50+ Servings, Not cultivated, 100% Wild Harvested


Wine Club Pacific Northwest Series – Delivered Every Other Month – 1 Red & 1 White Wine

Pea Protein Powder from Organic Merchants

BOOK GIFTS


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear


Humans of New York : Stories


Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened


The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book


Speakeasy Cocktail Book

ACTIVE AND SPORTS GIFTS


Everything’s Falling Into Phase Yoga Mat

Trademark Global Bocce Ball Set with Carrying Case – 5 Styles to Choose From


Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer

Amelie Bike from Public

BATH, BODY, BEAUTY, AND WELLNESS GIFTS


Suntegrity – “5 in 1” Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen – Tinted – LIGHT

Nessa’s Naturals

Pacifica Sandalwood .33oz Solid Perfume


Lush Ocean Salt Face And Body Scrub 4.2 Oz


Lush Cosmetics Roots Hair Treatment, 7.9 Ounces


Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing, 1 Pound

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Nessa’s Naturals Cosmetics. I have so many goodies from this handcrafted line and I love them all. The cheek satins are an easy favorite!


Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar by LUSH


SPLENDEUR Bucket O Luscious Bath Bomb Fizzes(12) wrapped /2″ diameter/ Pamper Yourself /Gift /USA Handmade|Skin Moisturizer|Organic|100 percent NATURAL-SHEA Butter|Coconut Oil/FREE Essential Oil Book!


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (Occ) Pro’s Picks: Portables – Lip Tar: Test Tube X 12 Set

Color Reviving Gloss


OZNaturals – Hyaluronic Acid Serum With Vitamin C – The Most Effective Anti Aging Serum – Anti Wrinkle Serum Will Provide The Dramatic Youthful Results You’ve Been Looking For!, 1 oz


Even Glow Serum Vitamin C Serum Antioxidant Treatment Advanced Plant Stem Cells Natural & Organic Ingredients Includes Organic Rosehip Oil & Sea Buckthorn Oil, 1.18 oz


PINROSE Tambourine Dreamer Eau de Parfum 1 FL OZ


W3LL PEOPLE – Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick (Nude Flush (9))


Ecco Bella Night Rebuilder with VitaminCells, 2oz


Ecco Bella FlowerColor Lipstick, Rosewood .13 Ounce


Burt’s Bees Baby 100% Natural Dusting Powder, 4.5 Ounces (Pack of 3) (Packaging May Vary)


Full Spectrum Chaga 1000mg, Enhance Cellular Immunity,120 Tab


Activa Naturals Lions Mane Mushroom Memory and Brain Health Support Supplement – 120 Vegetarian Capsules

ART AND CREATIVE LIVING GIFTS


Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound


Orb Appeal Geode Terrarium Kit


Derwent Water Color Pencils, Watercolor, Drawing, Art, 24-Pack (32883)


School Smart 1439213 Non-Toxic Washable Tempera Paint Set, 1-Pint Plastic Bottle, Assorted Color (Pack of 12)


404 Not Found: A Coloring Book by The Oatmeal

Muscle Relief Healing Lotion from Real Purity


Have Me in Stitches Embroidery Kit in Sloth

GIFTS FOR PARENTS


mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat, Slate Grey


Backseat Car Organizer – Kids Toy Storage – Comes with Visor Organizer


– Hushaby Neutral Diaper Holder

Calming Non-Toxic Bubble Bath from Our Green House

Calming Baby Lotion from Babo Botanicals

GIFTS FOR DOG OWNERS

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Elizabeth Seward is a writer and songwriter, among other things. Read a full bio on the ABOUT page.

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