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The Ultimate 2021 Holiday Gift Guides

The Ultimate 2021 Holiday Gift Guides

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One of the best parts of the holiday season is the spirit of giving. Something special happens when a friend’s or loved one’s face lights up after opening the perfect present. With Giftster you can be certain it’ll be a gift they need or want. And one that won’t need to be returned.

The other fantastic part of the holidays is shopping therapy. And lucky us, popular retailers, magazines, and influencers have created holiday gift guides that make it easy to find amazing gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself.

If you’re not sure what to add to your own wishlist, perhaps these guides will give you the inspiration you need. Help out your friends and family by giving them a variety of ideas they can be sure you’ll love this holiday season.

Our ultimate holiday gift guide is a helpful compilation, organized by recipient and interest, for a wonderful giving season this year.

For her

Elle: Elle has gift guides for everyone, but most of these items are perfect for the women in your life, with top picks from beauty influencers, hostess gifts, and subscription boxes.

Good Housekeeping: You’ll find truly stand-out gifts for the women in your life with this list from Good Housekeeping, which is full of options for all needs and interests. 

Rachel Ray Show: Kitchen and cookware, food, home, and style are a few of the gift categories you’ll find in this holiday gift guide compiled by the Rachel Ray Show Staff.

Vogue: Vogue has a collection of 48 carefully selected gifts to give the women in your life, whether fashionable, luxurious, or classic.

For him

Esquire: If you’re looking for the best gifts for guys, this guide from Esquire has fail-proof ideas from trendy sneakers to fun tech.

GQ: This year’s GQ gift guide for men has ideas like jewelry, booze, clothes, and accessories that guys will love and find useful.

Lowe’s: Find tool gifts by top brands and other gifts for grills, sports and fitness, appliances, and automotive using this idea guide from Lowe’s.

For kids

Barnes & Noble: At Barnes & Noble, you can shop the kids’ classics and future classics by age and category, for just the right books for any child.

Fat Brain Toys: This holiday gift guide from Fat Brain Toys has the hottest toys of 2021, organized by age and collection, like family games, music, and science and nature.

Toy Insider: You’ll find the best toys for kids of all ages, including fun activities and educational toys, in the lists compiled by The Toy Insider.

Clothing and style

InStyle: Let the experts at InStyle guide your gift-giving with fashionable gift ideas for everyone on your list, with collections for K-Pop fans, travel lovers, and even last-minute ideas.

Kohl’s: Kohl’s has great ideas for everyone on your list. And while they carry a little bit of everything in-store and online, they have excellent gift lists for clothes, from jammies for your families to outerwear for the always active. 

Lululemon: Shop Lululemon’s holiday gift guide for small gifts, cozy gifts, and activewear for running, yoga, and workouts. As a bonus, you can also shop their collection of self-care kits.

Macy’s: With Macy’s gift finder, you can search by price and recipient, or use their filters to search for almost anything. The fashion category alone has over a dozen collections of stylish gifts for everyone on your list.

Nordstrom: For truly fashionable gifts, explore the lists at Nordstrom. Search stylish ideas by brand, or price, including a luxury gift category for a holiday splurge or two.

Giving back

Oprah Daily: For your friends and loved ones who love supporting a good cause, proceeds from gifts in this collection curated by Oprah Daily benefit a wide range of organizations, including those for BLM, mental health, and Covid-19.

Reader’s Digest: Shop this holiday gift guide for presents that give back and cover anyone on your list, including best friends and techies, and are connected to the best charities.  

Real Simple: The editorial team at Real Simple has compiled a wide range of gift ideas that give back to charitable causes and efforts, so you can gift twice the joy.

Home goods

Crate & Barrel: You can find joyful gifts for the home at Crate & Barrel, where collections include ultimate kitchen gifts, stocking stuffers, and gifts for the season.

Williams Sonoma: Not only does Williams Sonoma have beautiful gifts for entertaining, baking, and decorating, but you can also find candies, chocolates, and other foods for pre-made treats.

IKEA: Most of the items you’ll find in IKEA’s holiday gift guide are perfect for the home and kitchen. You’ll also find guides for gamers, teachers, and crafters.

Sports & outdoors

Fanatics: Are you a little competitive with your gift-giving? You’re sure to win with the holiday gift guide from Fanatics, which has collections by sports leagues and recipients, like him, her, and kids. And they have lists for gifting on a budget.

REI: Campers? Climbers? Cyclists? REI has gifts for every sport and outdoor enthusiast, with guides for stocking stuffers, him or her, foodies, pets, and gift deals. 


Best Buy: You’ll find some of the best tech gifts with Best Buy’s holiday gift guide, and they’ll even help you narrow down your search with lists for teens, grandparents, the outdoors, and stocking stuffers.

CNET: The CNET editors have collected the best of the best technology, gadgets, and gifts at every price point for easy holiday shopping.

GameStop: Calling all tech-lovers and gamers. GameStop’s holiday gift guide helps you search items by price point, brand, recipient, and popular universes (like Star Wars and Marvel).


Amazon: Almost everyone’s go-to retailer for web-based purchases, Amazon’s holiday gift guide doesn’t disappoint with lists by hobby, price range, influencers, and recipient.

Consumer Reports: Head over to Consumer Reports’ holiday gift guide for shopping tips and advice as well as the best products of the year from their annual testing.

Target: You can search Target’s extensive gift ideas for lists by recipient, including teachers and hosts, hobby, and top gifts of the season in several fun categories.

Uncommon Goods: This site specializes in unique gifts for anyone on your list, along with customizable options for a personal touch. You might even find some perfect gifts for yourself!

Use to keep all of your wish lists organized this holiday season.

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