It’s that time of year again and we know you’re thinking two things: “Where did the year go?” and “ughh, I don’t have any time to go holiday shopping!” But there’s no need to dread the shopping experience–our team at ThoughtfulGuy Cards has curated many holiday gift ideas exclusively for you. We’ve done the recon for you and guess what: you get to take all the credit. Finally, get the people in your life what they really want. You may even introduce them to something new they’ve never heard of before and you’ll instantly become a #ThoughtfulHero. So sit back, relax, and shop worry-free with these fool-proof ideas.
Holiday gift ideas for the fashionable partner and budding influencer
If you’re like most guys, you don’t want to walk through the hordes of people who will be shopping in the malls. But lucky for you, you live in the 21st century and you can do your shopping in your boxers from your phone! One retailer that you can never go wrong with is our favorite, Nordstrom. They make shopping easy and their return/exchange policies are like no other. Truly, anything you purchase from Nordy’s will be a hit.
Here are a few of their coveted items this holiday season:
- Cozy Nordstrom’s Moonlight Pajamas ($65)
- Sam Edelman Faux Fur Teddy Coat ($129)
- Kurt Geiger’s Classic Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag ($245)
- Dyson Airwrap™ Complete Styler ($549)
Is your special someone a beauty junkie who obsessively watches YouTube makeup tutorials? Then look no further thanSephora. This place is Mecca for anyone who can name 10 Instagram beauty influencers in one breath. Sephora is known for their holiday gift sets from well known brands like Urban Decay,Fresh, and Living Proof. Gift sets typically come in a variety of price ranges, so you can definitely find something that’s a hit and still meets your budget.
We love these three:
- Kiehl’s Brighten Up & Glow Limited Edition Set ($99)
- La Mer “The Creme de la Mer” Moisturizer Duet ($345)
- Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Instant Eyeshadow Palette ($75)
If your better half put “something shiny” on her Christmas list, then Mejuri.com is your go-to. Mejuri sells luxury and accessible fine jewelry without the traditional markups. Their jewelry is simple yet sophisticated, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for any of the ladies in your life. If you need a men’s gift, you’re in luck–they also recently came out with a men’s collection.
Any of these will make you a holiday hero:
- Diamond Letter Pendant ($195)–add one of their chains and you’re good to go
- Layered Moon Necklace ($75)
- Or go all out: Diamond and White Gold Eternity Band ($975)
For the person who needs nothing more than to relax
The ultimate holiday gift idea for anyone who needs a little R&R is a trip to a day spa. This is perfect for absolutely everybody. We see you manly men–we know even you can’t resist a good back rub! Don’t worry about figuring out which spa to go to, you can purchase a SpaFinder gift card and she can use it wherever she likes. The SpaFinder website gives you recommendations on local spas based on your gal’s favorite spa treatment. If her love language is quality time, plan to get a couple’s massage!
If your partner’s like me, this year has made her want to create a feeling of rest and relaxation at home. An aromatherapy diffuser can really set the mood from a long day at work and/or facilitating distance learning. The Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser is a beautifully designed ceramic electric diffuser that fills your home with scents to help you unwind. Just add water and some essential oils and you’re all set!
TGC tip: lavender and chamomile oils make a great combo.
For those who don’t have a few hours to go to the day spa, they can replicate the experience at home with a bubble bath and a bamboo bath tray and caddy. The tray sits on top of the bathtub and holds all her relaxation items, from an iPad to a glass of wine. Knock it out of the park by filling up the caddy with all of her favorite goodies!
Is she an aspiring Chef de cuisine and experimenting with new recipes?
The Dutch oven is a classic staple that every kitchen should have. Your favorite foodie will use this piece for decades to come, and you’ll no doubt reap the benefits when she creates a delicious meal. A timeless classic is Le Creuset’s Round Dutch Oven. It comes in a variety of colors and is guaranteed for a lifetime. The price may seem hefty, but it’s well worth since this cookware has a history of being passed down generations.
If you have a self-proclaimed grill master in the family, a smoker box and wood chips are a fun combo gift. For about $50, give a variety of flavored wood chips that enhance grilled meats and are enough to make any Texas pitmaster jealous. Later, he can clean his grill with the Grill Rescue brush. This brush uses steam to clean the grill and not the force of brushing with wires. Also, a portion of the profits go to first responder donations.
TGC bonus: For extra tips on winter grilling, check out Weber’s “How to Grill in the Winter”.
We’d be remiss not to pair all of this food with some great wine–consider gifting a wine membership with Winc. This wine club connects you to a world of exclusive wines tailored to you and delivered right to your door. After answering a few questions to discover your palate profile, Winc makes suggestions geared to your favorite varietals. As you sample wines, you can rate them to continually refine the membership recommendations.
For the person whose child has four furry legs and barks at the vacuum, check out these holiday gift ideas
Does she take her furbaby everywhere? Well, the Furbo interactive dog camera can help with that separation anxiety. Furbo has a connected app that lets you see, talk to, and give treats to your dog when you’re away. Stop your pet from tearing up the house with a quick check in from the doggy nanny camera. Reinforce good behavior by tossing Fido his favorite treat while you’re at work.
Immortalize your loved one’s sidekick with an illustrated pet portrait from West & Willow. This fun holiday gift idea is as simple as picking your favorite photo of your pet, customizing it with backgrounds, font, and frame. Sit tight while their team of digital artists illustrate the artwork. Don’t be surprised if your lady tackles you with a big hug and kiss after opening her present.
For the pet lover and humanitarian in your life, a donation to a pet rescue in their name will melt any heart. Local shelters can always use the extra help with veterinary costs, food, and other resources to help these animals become healthy and eventually adoptable again. You can donate to national organizations like the ASPCA or The Humane Society of the United States which help shelters nationwide, advocate for animal legislature reform, and promote education and awareness. Here in our TGC hometown of Denver, we have a soft spot for the Denver Dumb Friends League.
TGC adorable idea to try: attach the donation receipt to a cute stuffed animal that matches your chosen rescue/shelter.
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No need to resort to Scrooge-mode this holiday season–Team TGC is here every step of the way to help you rediscover the holiday spirit!