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December 7, 2022

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Post By:
Stacey Kovalsky
In-House Contributor
Vice President, Global PR & Communications
USPA Global | U.S. Polo Assn.
Guest Contributor:

Procrastination can get the best of anyone, but it’s a little extra stressful at this time of year. One second you have all the time in the world to go shopping… then you blink, and it’s December. (Cue the panic.)

If the holidays snuck up on you this year, you’re not alone. Between work, family, shopping, cooking, baking, wrapping, and prepping, something is bound to fall through the cracks. 

Lucky for you, we’ve curated gifts that will work for everyone on your list, and ship quickly. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, dad, wife, husband, kids, best friend, or coworker– it’s always the thought that counts. Check out these fun and unique gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!

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  1. Cool enough for even the “selective” teen in your life, consider the Kodak Mini Shot 3. Unlike some other Polaroid cameras, this one gives you the choice to print or cancel after taking the shot, so you won't waste printing sheets on an unflattering picture. It can also connect to any mobile device through Bluetooth, so you can print straight from your phone. It’s best to compare pricing and
  1. For the reader in your life, why not give a Book of the Month Club Membership? You can select 3, 6, or 12 months based on your budget. There’s thrillers, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, true crime, and contemporary fiction-- fantastic genres for anyone on your list. Delivered right to their door monthly, this gift keeps on giving and inspires at any age!
  1. Similar in spirit, for the insatiable scholar, yearlong access to MasterClass will prove to be an invaluable gift. Your loved one will be able to take a variety of virtual classes with famous instructors: cooking from Gordon Ramsay, skateboarding from Tony Hawk, writing from David Sedaris, acting from Natalie Portman, and many more. MasterClass features hundreds of big-name celebrities, as well as lesser-known experts in their fields. There’s even a BOGO offer going on now! The annual membership fee averages to approximately $20 a month. 
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  1. The perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite techie or traveler is the Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring. Its stainless-steel styling is as striking as it is strong, while the European leather is specially tanned and easy to toss in your bag. This ingenious little gadget fits snugly over your Apple AirTag, so you never have to worry about it falling out. Available in beautiful colors like California Poppy, Forest Green, and Wisteria Purple, as well as standard Brown and Black, this handy little stocking stuffer can suit anyone on your list. And it’s only $35! Apple AirTag is sold separately at Amazon and Apple for approximately $80. Both items are available for quick delivery, including Amazon Prime. 
  1. When in doubt, send flowers! Shopping for the person who has everything can be tough, so make it easy by surprising them with a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered straight to their door every month. The BloomsyBox curates beautiful monthly blooms at just the right price: $45 a month for 22-24 stems! They promise next-day expedited delivery when you order Monday-Thursday, before 1 pm ET.
  1. If your guy or gal takes their watch game seriously and loves the classics, you may want to consider this cool Marlin Date Retro Watch from Timex X Todd Snyder. Todd’s kept what we love about this Mad Men-era classic, including the stainless-steel case, and then dropped a modern 21 jewel automatic movement under the hood. And there’s something about a face that only shows “12” and “6” combined with a brown leather strap that makes this the perfect timepiece for outdoor activities in beautiful weather.  It’s water resistant to 50 meters, so dive in! Priced at $199.
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  1. If sweaters are more their thing, Nantucket Whaler’s Classic Fisherman’s Sweater should be on the top of your list. This is a true New England creation— warm, embracing, and completely unfussy. The Gansey Fisherman’s sweater is made of rugged carded cotton that has been pre-washed for softness. Nantucket Whaler is a classic American lifestyle brand inspired by exploration and island history dating back to 1837. Its heritage is steeped in the mystique of Nantucket Island and its authentic style embodies the grit, strength, and enduring nature of the sea and those who journey it. For other great gifts on sale (and available for delivery by Christmas), visit Nantucket Whaler.
  2. For the homebody, you can never go wrong with a gift from Pottery Barn, with so many offerings at all price points and styles. One of my favorites is the Marshmallow Blanket, which feels just as soft as it sounds! For a limited time, Pottery Barn is offering this cozy bed or sofa blanket for under $75. It comes in White, Gray, Oatmeal and holiday inspired Red Berry.
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  1. Another lovely and thoughtful holiday gift is Pottery Barn’s 12 Days of Scent Gift Set. Elegantly boxed and ready to simply tie a bow on, your gift recipient will get a dozen scented votives that evoke the 12 days of Christmas: spicy, woody, and peppermint-sweet, toasty with tobacco and roasted chestnuts, or citrus and florals that are fresh and bright. In sheer, reusable, mercury glass vessels, each Fair Trade Certified™ candle will give a 13-hour olfactory renovation. And who doesn’t want a fluffy pair of slippers for the holidays? Pottery Barn’s Alpine Faux Fur Slippers are now on sale for $19, and look great on everyone.
  1. Shutterfly offers some thoughtful and highly personalized gifts that can, surprisingly, be turned around quickly for the last-minute shopper. Give your loved one a beautiful keepsake to showcase on their tree this year and every year to come. Or choose a personalized ornament from an array of styles, including globes and cubes. Made of durable materials like metal and pewter, the ornaments are long-lasting and can be passed down for generations. Every time mom, grandma or brother hangs your Christmas ornament on the tree, they’ll think of you. Whether your loved one enjoys a game of crazy eights or solitaire, design a personalized set of playing cards for them this holiday season. Choose one or more photos for the backside of the deck to showcase the family or their favorite pets. When you wrap the gift, add a handwritten note with the offer to play their favorite game. Most of Shutterfly’s options are reasonably priced! 
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  1. For the special lady in your life, check out Mark & Graham’s Gold Bamboo Lacquer Jewelry Box in either navy or white with gold accents. Your bestie, mom, or aunt can keep her favorite pieces organized and protected in this glossy, lacquered jewelry box that features a bamboo handle, gold hardware accents and a linen-cotton lining. It’s on sale now for $130, and for just a few dollars more, you can add a vinyl decal monogram to the top for a personal touch— for yourself or for the accessory-lover in your life. Mark & Graham has some of the best customized gifts for the home as well as totes and travel items, that can all be shipped quickly; just be sure to leave a little extra time for monogramming.
  1. The bag for hot girl summer was undoubtedly the Mansur Gavriel Cloud Clutch, and this love affair is carrying us straight into winter. Similar in spirit to the Bottega Venetta Pouch that’s all the rage on the runways and with celebs (but without the extra zero in the price tag), you can scoop one of these babies up starting at about $325. Color offerings for these clutches include beautiful brights to the classics. There are even shearling, velvet, and raffia options. The Mansur Gavriel site has some great holiday sale prices, so it’s time to move quickly before your favorite color and style sells out.
  1. The kids will LOVE these Butterfly Craze Pillow Beds. These are perfect for naptime, sleepovers, slumber parties, reading, playing games, or watching TV. Designed for all ages, this stuffable lounger cover makes a cozy floor lounging seat/recliner for kids, teens or adults. The queen size can even be used as a spare bed for toddlers or small children. These wildly popular pillow bed covers will make lounging more fun. Simply stuff them with five queen-sized pillows and you get a cozy recliner. It comes in various colors and prints for boys and girls, and is available for under $40 at Amazon (pillows are not included). 
  1. From holiday-inspired snacks to plush Santas, it’s not too hard to find a gift that your four-legged bestie will love. Whether it’s a trip to Target’s pet section or ordering online at Amazon or Chewy, you should have what you need for your furry friend in time for Christmas Eve! Check out Frisco the Holiday Reindeer or the Holiday Gingerbread Man Plush Squeaky.

If you’re even more down to the wire, there are countless digital presents (think subscription boxes for kids and exciting gift experiences) that can be delivered to their email address instantly. These days, most digital gift providers give you the option to schedule when your gift will be sent, so you don’t have to worry about spoiling the surprise.

The holidays are the perfect time for giving and receiving - no matter the gift. But the best gift of all is being with people you love. Happy holidays!