The Top-Selling Christmas Gift Ideas From Our Guides, Short-Listed
Sixteen picks our readers are loving.
Updated Dec 8, 2022 4:43 PM
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If your holiday to-do list is already starting to look like an unfurled Roll-Up, searching for gifts can feel like just another thing to tack on. If you’d rather see a one-stop shop of the best-selling gifts from our gift guides so far, look no further.
We scoured the shelves of beloved brands, our favorite online retailers, and go-to stores to pick presents for the people in your life (moms, dads, picky recipients, best friends, and more); suitable holiday game gifts (calling all White Elephant and Secret Santa participants); and undeniably good deals, to the tune of under $25 or under $50. Below, shop what readers are saying is the best of the best of our holiday gift guides.
What’s more gulp inducing than picking a gift for your difficult-to-buy-for host? Showing up to their shindig empty-handed. Avert the crisis with this selection of sustainably sourced tinned fish from Spain. The sardines and mussels are standouts, and the colorful packaging is a plus.
Does the look of the vessel you sip from increase your H2O intake? Who could say? But the recipient of this artsy water bottle will certainly want to have it by their side at all times.
According to Amazon reviewers, you can’t go wrong with this fresh-scented soap. “It’s worth it since it lasts a long time,” one pleased purchaser writes. “It smells nice and doesn’t get mushy like so many other soaps.” Another writes, “The texture from the embedded salt, the way it lathers, and most of all the scent.”
- Featured Product: Quince $50 Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
The general consensus among readers and buyers is that this smooth, versatile sweater gets you plenty of bang for your buck. Also? It looks way pricier than it is. Choose from 14 shades and welcome your giftee into the comfortably cashmere crew.
- Featured Product: Good Friend Glass Watering Ball
For that meticulous plant parent who cares for their greenery with flair, we suggest this elegant glass-blown watering ball from Italian glassware brand Ichendorf Milano.
We chose this self-care set from South Korea–based Nonfiction for moms and mothers-in-law to gently encourage them to engage in some self-care. Inside the very pretty box are four cruelty-free, fragrant products: Gentle Night Body Wash, Santal Cream Body Lotion, Forget Me Not Hand Wash, and Gaiac Flower Hand Cream.
Take it from reviewers: This small tabletop firepit with a high-heat ceramic coating packs quite the punch. One touts it as “the perfect addition” to an outdoor sunporch, and another writes, “Love this little but mighty stove! We use it on our patio table and it not only sets a mood but gives off plenty of heat.” Stick to a sleek stainless steel exterior or go with one of five colors to complete their ideal hangout spot.
We keep a close eye on home goods from Brooklyn-based brand Areaware—see its stacking planters, bookends and vases—but the Cubebot is a perennial favorite that invites kiddos to get a piece of the design pie. Watch them transform the hardworking toy into an action figure, a puzzle, and a robot, before folding it up into a cube for easy storage.
Appeal to Mom’s fun, spunky side with these statement-making earrings. Gift these chef-y accessories as a nod to the recipient’s impressive knife skills or as a quirky ode to their culinary aspirations.
A sign of someone who knows their BFF well is the ability to divine exactly what type of gift will make them giddy, no matter how small or large. In this case, it’s a seashell checker heirloom claw made with Italian acetate and a double-walled design that’s suitable for securing updos of long, fine, thick, and short hair alike.
Scalloped edges and playful patterns make these sweet cocktail napkins from Matilda Goad unique. The under-$30 price means they’re a steal, and we’re sure they’ll have the same alluring effect on your Secret Santa gift recipient.
Treat your giftee to a few hot beverages made with direct-trade ingredients with the Tumi White Hot Cocoa Kit from Dona. In the kit, they’ll find a bottle of turmeric concentrate; a Bodum latte frother; a reusable jar of white chocolate chips; the brand’s zero-waste turmeric spice dust; and a Tumi white hot cocoa recipe card.
If your White Elephant gathering includes the guest who’s known to show up bearing spicy dishes, count on them to be all in on this duo of sweet-meets-heat: a hot pepper conserve and spicy peach conserve that reviewers add to everything from peanut butter sandwiches and ribs to pimento cheese and crackers.
For the farmers’ market lover. We adore the playful illustrations of produce on Baggu’s oven mitt, and so do our readers. It is quilted and comes with a hanging loop—and it’s machine washable. There’s also a set of pot holders in the same pattern if you want to make it a full set.
Readers have been snapping up the In Good Taste Advent calendar, which comes with 24 nights’ worth of mini bottles of premium wines from Spain, Sicily, California, and beyond. To enhance the tasting experience, the calendar includes a book filled with food pairing suggestions.
They’ll be able to curate the cutest vignette or simply store their jewelry in style with this lidded trinket dish. The glazed stoneware is popular among reviewers, who call it “stylish, functional decor” and “so cute.”