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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

November 20, 2023 11 min read

It’s finally here! The moment you all have been waiting for…the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide is here, and so are the holidays. Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, but don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. My ultimate holiday gift guide has something for everyone on your list, from the tech-savvy to the foodie.

Whether you’re shopping for your family, friends, or colleagues, the list below should give you some ideas of what to get! If you’re concerned about the quality or usability of the items below, rest assured that I have personally vetted and tried them to ensure that you have the best possible options for your loved one.

Disclaimer: I may receive a commission from the below links. However, this does not affect your purchase nor the opinions I have of the products.

Gifts for Him

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Travelon Transit Carry-on Weekender

If you’re looking for a good gift for your father, brother, boyfriend, guy friend, husband etc…then the Travelon Transit Carry-on Weekender bag is the way to go. This bag is a foldable and lighter carry-on which is great for weekend getaways. This bag is a great gift for anyone, but I think the man in your life will especially appreciate it.

This bag has dual top grab handles as well as a removable, adjustable crossbody strap with a shoulder pad. The inside has a large interior compartment that includes a zippered Anti-Theft RFID-Blocking pocket and two slash pockets.

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Ray-Ban Meta

The cases for the Ray-Ban Meta are much different than the hard case pictured, but these smart glasses will surely impress the man in your life. These also make a good gift for anyone as well. These sunglasses allow you to record videos, take photos, listen to music, and more!

If you make a purchase on Amazon and get their gift bundle, you will receive the sunglasses and a $50 Amazon gift card.

Gifts for Her

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Bracelets by Sashka Co.

Looking for a gift with meaning? The Sashka Co. bracelets are glass beaded bracelets handcrafted by artisans in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Sashka Co. partners with several organizations in Nepal that train and employ hundreds of artisans in rural communities. They have been able to provide 450+ artisans with sustainable jobs and the bracelets are quite beautiful too!

You can get 70% off an entire order, by using my link for Bracelets by Sashka Co.

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Corinthians Corner

If you’re looking for a good Christian clothing store, then check out Corinthians Corner! Not only do they have apparel, but they also have jewelry, accessories, and more. The material of these shirts is also soft and the sizes are true to size.

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i-Blason‘s iPhone 5 Case

It’s hard to pick from the millions of iPhone cases that exist, but I personally love i-Blason’s cases. Not only are they cute, but they do a good job of keeping your iPhone safe.

The iPhone 5 cases such as the Cosmo Mag Case above are MagSafe compatible, has a built-in screen protector, a built-in camera cover that doubles as a kickstand, it has been 10ft drop tested, it is Scratch-resistant polycarbonate, and more! I should mention that it also comes with a 1 year warranty which is a plus in my book.

The iPhone 5 Cosmo Mag Cases are under $40! And if you’re looking for the bag to go with it, you can find it on the i-Blason website.

Gifts for Kids

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Canon Ivy CLIQ+2

If you have a teen at home, then this is such a good gift to get them. The Canon Ivy Cliq+2 is an instant camera printer, which you can use to connect to a smartphone to print out photos. You don’t need a smartphone, however, to have a Canon Ivy Cliq+2. This also works as a camera and easily takes photos with one click. The print app on the smartphone is mostly for remote live view, frames, stickers, texts, and collage prints. The Cliq+2 comes in different colors and is very similar to the Cliq+.

Right now, the Canon Ivy Cliq+2 is on sale for a limited time with a starting price of $99.

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Harry Potter Series – MinaLima edition

These are absolutely beautiful books. If you have yet to see one, the MinaLima books make the stories more interactive by adding surprises inside the books. This is definitely a fun edition to get for kids.

Gifts for Tech Lovers

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i-Blason‘s MagSafe Power Bank Fast Charger

If you have a tech in your life, they may appreciate i-Blason’s MagSafe Power Bank Fast Charger. It has 5,000mAh battery capacity, Fast charging up to 12W, a 1-year warranty and it is compatible with iPhone 12 series and up. It’s easy to carry and you don’t have to worry about carrying cables with you.

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Swivel by SideTrak

When I first started working from home, I ended up getting the Swivel by SideTrak, which allows me to have an additional screen and work from anywhere without worrying about additional setups. My husband, who is also in tech loved this product as well and uses it quite often. So if you know of a tech that would like to leave his desk from time to time, but needs an additional screen check out Swivel by SideTrak.

Swivel by SideTrak can be found on Amazon. You can get either the 14” Monitor or the 12.5” Monitor.

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Moby Fox Watchband

If you know a tech, then they probably have a smartwatch (most people have one these days), but a lot of techs seem to love changing their watchbands. So if you know a tech that loves Star Wars, Sports, Marvel, and so forth then they’ll love the watch bands by Moby Fox.

You can find the collection on their website as well as on Amazon. You can find the rest of my Apple Watch accessories recommendations here.

Gifts for Foodies

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Hijinx Ice Cream

Have you ever wanted to turn your favorite food or snack into ice cream? I know plenty of foodies who have and would be excited to receive this as a gift. Not only will you be able to turn your favorite snack into ice cream with Hijinx Ice Cream, but you only need a blender to make it! No extra equipment is necessary.

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Sugarwish

The first time I tried Sugarwish, I received a box with six cookies. Of course, I got to choose the cookies I wanted, but until then I had never tried Sugarwish. After the first bite, I was hooked!

You can choose from a variety of treats – cookies, candy, popcorn, cocoa, and so forth. Sugarwish also has holiday lifestyle boxes, which include Spa, Gourmet Dips & Jams, Candles or Plants & Flowers, and they also have a holiday advent as well.

The treat boxes come in different sizes, you can choose from x-small to x-large and the best part is that you can pick the kind of treat they’ll get, but the recipient chooses the flavors they want! It is a win-win for everyone!

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Turkish Munchies

This is one of my favorite subscription boxes! Turkish munchies offer so much and the prices are reasonable. If you have a foodie in your life, they will enjoy these boxes full of Turkish sweets. They do have different size boxes, so you’ll have to pick between them. If you’d like to learn more about the boxes and the sweets inside, check out this post about my experience.

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Orlando Gift Baskets

If you need a gift basket for a foodie, then check out Orlando Gift Baskets. This company is based in Orlando, but they do ship out of state. They have a variety of gift baskets to choose from and their prices are reasonable. The gift basket pictured above is a Florida-themed gift basket with items all from Florida companies.

Gifts for Travelers

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Travel Essentials by PlaneAire

You might not see this as much of a gift, but to anyone who travels, this is a must! PlaneAire has some great products, but their travel essentials ensure the traveler in your life has a hygienic Journey. The travel essentials are packed in a reusable zip-top bag and include one Clean Surface & Air Mist, six individually wrapped Clean Surface Wipes, and one PlaneAire Hands.

Travel Essentials by PlaneAire is currently $28.

Travelon Anti-Theft Heritage Hobo

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If you’re looking for a great gift for a traveler you can’t go wrong with Travelon Anti-Theft Heritage Hobo! This amazing bag is made from durable water-resistant cotton canvas and has a built-in 5-Point Anti-Theft security system!

Includes slash-resistant mesh barrier on all 4 sides and bottom body panels; slash-resistant and lock-down strap; locking compartments; and RFID blocking organizer.

It’s also a very comfortable bag to carry around and I don’t have to worry about our pickpockets. Travelon does have other styles as well! They have a variety of styles, which you can find here.

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Noshinku

When traveling, it’s important to me to always carry hand sanitizer. I must admit though, I never thought of hand sanitizer as a gift until I saw Noshinku.

These sprayers are not only refillable, but they are also compact and easy to carry around. They come in a variety of scents, including Bergamot, Lavendula, Eucalyptus, and more.

Noshinku uses clean ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals. The sprayers are made with natural and organic ingredients that are specifically formulated to protect, moisturize, and repair skin. They are also vegan and cruelty-free.

These also make great stocking stuffers since they are so small.

Gifts for Bookworms

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Once upon a Book Club

If you haven’t heard of Once Upon a Book Club, this amazing subscription box comes with 3-4 wrapped gifts and a book. As you read the book, you’ll be notified when you can open your first gift and will go through the book opening gifts!

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Lofi Girl’s BackPack and Digital Planner Bundle

If you’re looking for a digital planner (it’s also printable), then look no further than the Lofi Girl Digital Planner Bundle. The bundle has daily to yearly planning, financial tracking, a reading tracker, and more! This is great for any book lover who would like to plan their next read and keep track of books they loved.

If you’re looking to give your book lover friend something else with the planner, then consider Lofi Girl’s Backpack! Aside from being comfortable to carry, they will be able to store a lot of books inside as well as a laptop and some pens.

The backpack has 4 smaller internal pockets, and 1 large internal sleeve and has a sophisticated look for the stylish book lover. This backpack is great for students, adventurers, and anyone who needs one!

Gifts for Pet Lovers

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Julibee’s Tote Pet Travel Carrier Bag

If you’re looking for an airline-approved carrier bag for your pet, then this is the bag for you. This is great for both cats and dogs with a weight limit of 20 lbs (9 kg). What I love about this bag is that it is road trip friendly, luggage friendly, has an air mesh and ventilation window, turns into an expandable outdoor mat, has storage pockets, and more.

Aside from all the amazing features, £0.2 of every sale will be donated to Pets As Therapy via Work for Good and $0.04 of every sale will be used for carbon-neutral shipping.

You can get 15% off your entire order by using code GLOBALWANDERESS or going directly to the link.

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Julibee’s 3-in-one Portable Dog Water Bottle

This is such a great item for any dog parents. I have seen some of my friends carrying different bags and bottles to keep their dog food separate from water, but it always looked like chaos having to juggle so many different things for their pets. That’s why I absolutely love this 3-in-one portable dog water bottle.

You can add both water and treats in this bottle and it also has a poop bag dispenser! And if you’re worried about your pet eating or drinking out of a bottle, this is made with high-quality, human-grade non-toxic materials. As mentioned you can get 15% off the entire order by clicking on this link.

Gifts for Homebodies

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Rishi Tea & Botanicals

Looking for a gift for a homebody? Most either like tea or coffee, but if your homebody loves tea then check out Rishi Tea & Botanicals.

Rishi Tea & Botanicals offers a wide variety of loose-leaf, sachet teas, tea gifts, teaware, and botanical ingredients. This is a great gift to give to any tea lover. You can find the simple brew teapot here and the loose leaf in this link.

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Square off Neo ChessBoard

This isn’t just an ordinary chess board, this is an automated chess board. Watch as your chess pieces move on their own as the other player online makes a move.

Packed with adaptive AI, personalized chess coaching, and 1.5X faster movements, this is the ultimate chessboard for the homebody!

Gifts for Beauty Lovers

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Oulac Cosmetics

Beauty lovers will love Oulac Cosmetics. Aside from being environmentally responsible and empowering women to unveil their unique personalities, Oulac cosmetics are also cruelty-free, vegan/plant-based, and woman-owned. The colors are also quite beautiful.

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We Are ME Cosmetics

While the We Are ME cosmetics make great gifts. I do caution you with who you give these to. This is a gift you should give to someone close to you as these products deal with hairline concerns. These cosmetics aren’t for the face, but for the scalp and will give you the appearance of more abundant hair.

Gifts for Nature Lovers

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Seed Cards from Small Victories

These cards are absolutely stunning and the best part is that the nature lover in your life can plant this very card. That’s right! They just need to cover the card in soil and they’ll see a beautiful plant grow. It’s a great present for those who love plants and it’s also a budget-friendly gift. You can get 10% off your entire order here.

Gifts for Photographers

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Paper Shoot Camera

As someone who absolutely loves photography, I was so happy when I got my hands on a paper shoot camera. This camera is great for those who love and still love film cameras. Instead of film though, the paper shoot offers the same film quality only it’s now on an SD card.

The Paper Shoot Camera also allows you to build your camera. That’s right! I had to put the camera together before I could even use it, which made this an even better experience. If you’re curious as to how the photos come out, you can check out my other post.

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Lensball

I absolutely love using my Lensball, which is a great addition to any photographer’s bag. With the Lensball the photographer can use it to create refraction photography by magnifying and inverting the scene in front of it. It not only makes the photos unique but also gives the viewer a different way of looking at things. Amazon sells quite a few different brands, but you want to get the original, Lensball.

Gifts for Wine Connoisseurs

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Firstleaf

There is nothing quite like a wine subscription box to put a smile on your wine connoisseur friend. This will surely be an amazing gift for anyone who loves wine. Plus Firstleaf makes the process simple, take a quiz to find out your friends’ preference or yours (if you’re self-gifting) and they take over from there! Depending on what you selected they can get 6 or 12 bottles.

Right now, Firstleaf will send 6 bottles for $44.95 plus free shipping. If you use my link, you’ll receive $15 credit towards the first box.

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Oenophilia Greenophile Bamboo Cork Service Tray Kit

This amazing tray is such a great gift for anyone who loves wine. Not only do the wine lovers get to use their corks to complete this tray, but it gives them an excuse to keep the wine corks. While this kit didn’t come with instructions, it’s easy to determine that you have to glue the corks to the tray before adding the glass on top.

The Greenophile Bamboo Cork Service Tray Kit is currently $29.95 and may be cheaper during Black Friday.

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