Looking for holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list? This 2022 holiday gift guide has tried, tested gifts for every recipient & budget!
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Are you looking for the best holiday gift ideas for someone in your life — or for yourself? This 2022 holiday gift guide will be all you need. It’s separated by category (use the Table Of Contents above if you like!), with something for everyone, including kids, family members, acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and everyone in between.
Best of all, I’m only recommending products I have personally used or gifted (so you know they are tried and true) and most are available on Amazon for free, easy shipping and a return window well after the holidays. Without further ado, here’s the holiday gift guide 2022, so you can get a head start on your shopping for the holiday season.
You’ll want to save it for later, too. You can use these unique Christmas gifts all year round for birthday presents, anniversary gifts, and so much more!
Impressive Holiday Gift Ideas For The Kitchen
Want to really “wow” your recipient? These show-stopping holiday gift ideas will do it. They are absolute must-haves for any kitchen, and versatile for so many uses. It’s hard to go wrong with these!
This is the blender of all blenders. Very powerful and intuitive, this will do so much more than smoothies. From nut butters and sauces to soups and batters, it makes so many tasks much faster and easier. I use mine almost every day!
The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, yogurt maker, and warmer all in one! Since it replaces multiple appliances and can cook things so much faster, it makes a perfect gift for anyone looking to save time or space in the kitchen. Find my Instant Pot recipes here.
Blend up cookie dough, egg whites, and other delights with ease using this compact mixer. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors and works with multiple different attachments!
My go-to kitchen tool! We’re a family of four and I still get tons of use out of the large capacity. This food processor will mix, chop, slice, shred, knead, emulsify, puree, and mix dough. It’s even dishwasher safe!
Quality, heavy duty stainless steel, this 14 piece cookware set is built for years of everyday use and is the perfect gift for any home cook! I’ve had several of these pans for a few years and they are still like new. If you prefer to gift individual pieces for a lower price point, you can find them here.
This heavy duty Dutch oven goes from the stove or oven to the table and comes in a variety of beautiful colors. This is my favorite brand and you’ll spot it in many of the photos on my site!
The best gift for fish lovers! Choose between a box of salmon, white fish including cod and halibut, or a combo of both — all wild-caught, sustainable, and frozen at peak freshness. Plus unlock access to flavorful prawns, dungeness crab, smoked salmon, and scallops. Use this link to get $15 off your first box!
Stocking Stuffer Ideas
If you need holiday gift ideas that make good stocking stuffers, try these. They may be small in size, but unlike most stocking stuffers, they are also very practical. They also make fun last-minute gifts and gift basket ideas!
Chocolate makes spirits bright! These sweet little chocolate squares use no sugar, sugar alcohols, GMOs, soy, or gluten — they’re 1 net carb apiece and so decadent. Use code WHOLESOMEYUM for 10% off everything at ChocZero.
Erase makeup and exfoliate with this 2 in 1, ultra-soft facial cloth that’s reusable, vegan, animal cruelty free, and dermatologist recommended!
Made from quality teak wood that stands the test of time, this cooking tool set is sturdy and attractive. You might spot some of these in my recipe photos.
I use this at least once a week! Proven to slow the oxidation process, this avocado saver ensures that avocado toast and guacamole is always fresh.
With this tool, tough and semi-frozen ground meats break up and brown with ease.
For a flawless, professional finish, use this blender to apply foundations, powders, and creams. Made in the USA and cruelty-free.
Ideal for quickly preparing fresh herbs — I especially love using this for fresh thyme, which can be annoying to remove from the stems. It also has a slicing edge that removes leaves from bulky greens like kale and collard greens.
Never use forks to pull meat again! These clever claws make quick work of tearing apart slow cooked meats.
Natural, eco-friendly shampoo bar for normal to dry hair made with natural ingredients, safe for the environment and good for up to 80 shampoos. Choose your favorite scent!
I’ve gotten my husband several designer wallets over the years — and he rejected them all and got this (much more affordable) one instead. It’s super compact, so perfect for anyone who needs a slim wallet that fits in a pocket (or doesn’t take up much space in a purse). Great for both men and women!
Holiday Gift Ideas For Kids
Surprise the little ones with these fun, interactive holiday gift ideas. I’m big on giving kids useful gifts that are also enriching. These will do both — and won’t just sit in your house collecting dust.
Inspire curiosity about space, science, and the universe with this fully functional MoonScope packed with hands-on activities.
This set of 8 books helps kids identify and navigate their emotions. I bought them when my kids were 2 and 4 and they helped them then, and they are STILL helpful now that they are 6 and 8. I’ve noticed a huge difference in how they handle those big feelings!
This is probably the #1 book that taught my kids to read! I can’t recommend it enough. The stories are fun and the words are perfect for beginners.
Ergonomically designed, kids can learn basic stilt-walking and then progress to using extensions.
Almost every kid loves Legos! This one is great for both boys and girls, and comes at a reasonable price point.
This soft silicone sensory exploration and teether has easy-to-hold handles for little hands. I always preferred silicone teethers and my kids had this when they were babies.
Make a DIY light-up star lantern that at night! Everything is included for an afternoon of crafting fun.
My kids are obsessed with pop-it fidget toys, and this is the perfect way to make it educational. It has been helping my girls learn their multiplication tables.
Weekend breakfasts have never been so fun! Kids (of all sizes) will love making pancakes in fun shapes and swirls.
Encourage imaginative play with this sturdy, high-quality play store. Best of all, assembly is EASY!
Upright space-saving design with 9 hooks for bottles and cups plus extra storage for lids and other small items.
My kids have these and love them for travel! They come in multiple designs (for both boys and girls), allow them to stash all their activities for the plane or car, and are the perfect size for little ones to handle on their own.
My kids love these lunch boxes! They have large compartments to fit everything and I love that they are stainless, so plastic isn’t touching their food. Plus, there are multiple color options.
My kids and all their friends have been begging for these, and I already gave them as a birthday gift recently. They are sure to be a hit!
My girls love these mittens — and they are warm enough even for our Minnesota winters! I’ve been buying them every couple years as they grow. They come in multiple colors for both boys and girls.
This teaches kids to save money in a fun way! I got my girls the unicorn and mermaid ones, but they also have the shark for boys, as well as others.
I bought this interactive toy for my daughter’s birthday when she was 4, and she still plays with it regularly 2 years later. The toy interacts with the child so they stay interested.
Gifts For Guys Who Have Everything
Having trouble finding the right gift for your husband, dad, boyfriend, brother, or other man in your life? As someone with a husband and a father that are impossible to shop for, I feel your pain! This holiday gift guide will impress the discerning men — complete with everything from tech gifts to perfect presents for outdoor lovers.
The perfect holiday gift idea for the guy that works from home! My husband and I both have these, and use them daily when we feel like working on the couch.
Take this durable cooler to the tailgate party, the big game, or just the backyard. Multiple colors to choose from.
Lightweight, tri-directional camera drone has up to 34 minutes of flight time and is super easy to take on any adventure!
The perfect Christmas gift for the one who loses things! 4-pack Bluetooth tags keeps track of your keys, wallet, cellphone, remotes, and more.
A fun beginner’s set for anyone who enjoys a little competition.
5-Piece Irish Cut Crystal Decanter Set that elevates the look of any home bar.
All-in-One Production Studio that’s ready for livestreaming and podcast recording. Iphone, Android, Mac, and PC compatible.
5 savory and spicy salt blends for everything from grilling meat to making cocktails.
Stylish and compact, this insulated lunch cooler bag has 2 compartments and comes in a variety of colors.
Uber-comfy gaming chair with headrest mounted speakers for an immersive experience.
Party and picnic ready, this stylish caddy features a retractable bottle opener and a hands-free strap.
Holiday Gift Ideas For the Home Chef
These kitchen gift ideas are for anyone that cooks at home. They’re all useful and versatile, with multiple size and quantity options to fit your budget.
If these pans look familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen them on my site many times. Non-stick and durable, this set includes a cookie sheet, half sheet, loaf pan, cake pan, square cake pan, and 12 cup muffin pan. Unlike other nonstick pans, the patented silicone surface on these lasts a long time and is PTFE, PFOA, and BPA free.
The perfect holiday gift for the cook that has everything! This pan is shaped to make the most of wet and dry heat, so braised meats cook up tender every time. It comes in lots of lovely colors, too.
Whether it’s muffins or a savory casserole, these bowls work for everything!
Olive oil has a permanent spot on my counter because we use it so much! This gourmet version is ideal for dipping, dressing, and drizzling.
Rain or snow outside doesn’t keep this indoor grill from making perfect steaks, chops, or burgers!
For the burger perfectionist, this press makes perfect 1/4 pound burgers – EVERY time!
For the griller who has everything, a smoker is bound to be next on their list!
This portable vacuum sealer saves precious kitchen space and extends the life of all your recipes! I thought it was a gimmick until I tried it — now all my meal prep and leftovers lasts literally 5X as long and I’m a believer. I gave this to my parents as holiday gifts last year and it was a huge hit.
Gifts For the Baker
Do you have a baking friend or family member? They probably already have many things in their kitchen, but here are a few Christmas gift ideas they may not have yet.
If your giftee loves maple, they need this syrup — it’s thick and rich, loaded with maple flavor, has no aftertaste, and works well for baking, all for just 2 net carbs per serving!
No need for paper muffin cups ever again! These colorful, reusable muffin cups release effortlessly and are for anyone who loves baking. are for anyone who loves baking.
This has made a huge difference for me when making pizza. The stone draws moisture from the dough to make a crispy crust and distributes heat evenly.
This heavy duty pan will stand the test of time. It’s a great gift idea for anyone who bakes a LOT! This one is beautiful red, but I have the same one in white and you might have seen it before in my recipe photos.
The lids make all the difference – perfect for taking your dishes to potlucks or storing for later in the fridge! These glass baking dishes are durable, compact, and easy to clean, too.
Hard to bake donuts without a donut pan, right? This pan cooks each one evenly and is free of PTFE, PFOA, and BPA.
Any budding dessert chef will love using this torch for caramelizing and finishing delicious treats — or crisping skin after sous vide cooking.
The best sugar-free baking chips ever, I use these in all my recipes! They come in milk, dark, and white varieties, and are a perfect addition to a gift basket for your favorite baker! Use code WHOLESOMEYUM to save 10% on everything at ChocZero!
Holiday Gifts For the Beauty Enthusiast
Pamper your special person (or yourself) with these essential beauty accessories.
I’ve probably tried nearly 100 mascara brands over the years, and this one is the best! It thickens, lengthens, doesn’t flake or clump, and it even uses clean ingredients. I’ll never use another brand again!
Turn any facial cleanser into a rich marshmallow-like foam for a spa experience from home. Suitable for any skin type, you’ll also save money by using less product.
Refreshing mineral water facial spray that moisturizes, hydrates, and tones any skin type.
This is the ultimate blow drying tool. Lightweight and powerful with multiple settings, Dry Bar is a leader in hair care.
Treat your recipient to a blend of hydrating anti-oxidants that sooth tired, puffy eyes. Perfect for post-party recovery!
Gentle cleansing brush that cleans and exfoliates for a brighter, healthier complexion!
This is one of my favorite beauty products ever! I tried dozens of lip balms and products, and still suffered from dry lips constantly until I got this. It makes dry, cracked, or peeling lips disappear in just 1-2 nights.
Slip into a relaxing bath bomb experience. These are made with natural herbals like lavender and chamomile.
Dry brushing increases circulation, removes dead skin and cellulite, and feels amazing!
Clear makeup brush holder is covered to keep brushes clean. It has a sleek, modern design and fits anywhere!
Safe or any hair type, this scalp massager improves circulation and overall scalp health.
This is my favorite shampoo after trying dozens of brands. It uses clean ingredients, with no parabens, sulfates, or other artificial ingredients. Plus, it actually works extremely well and my hair is much healthier than before.
Gifts For the Health Enthusiast
You know the type… or maybe you are the type! These gift ideas showcase the latest trends in fitness and food at the top of every health enthusiast’s list.
Gifts For the Entertainer
Impress the neighbors with these Christmas gift exchange ideas, or become the best party host yourself.
Holiday Gifts For The Home
Holiday gift ideas for the home are some of my favorites, because who doesn’t love an organized house or a little luxury? They’ll remember your gift all year long.
The classic automatic dirt disposer empties itself and includes features like wifi connectivity and voice control.
I personally own one of these and love it so much that I plan to give more as holiday gifts this year! It feels luxurious, stays cool, and is better for your skin and hair than other pillowcases.
I have several sets of these and use them to organize all my pantry items. The combination of clear design and convenient labels makes it easy to find everything.
Do you know someone with a crazy messy spice cabinet? Get them organized with this spice rack. This is by far my favorite organizing tool in my kitchen.
These jars can be used for so many things, soups and stews, meal prepped salads, smoothies, and more!
Never worry about damaging pans again — this handy rack keeps them apart and ready to use. No hardware needed!
For small-ish kitchens, this over-the-door organizer delivers major storage in minimal space.
This pantry rack is an excellent way to save space when storing baking sheets, cutting boards, muffin pans, cake pans, and more. I use these for storing sheet pans in the cabinet above my oven.
This six piece stackable set of bins will keep their freezer and refrigerator organized. This has been a game changer for my fridge. Nothing gets lost in the back anymore!
This takes care of the big jobs (kids or pets, anyone?) and is portable for any room in the house.
Save space with this easy reach magnetic stove shelf with zero installation.
Looking for holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list? This 2022 holiday gift guide has tried, tested gifts for every recipient & budget!
Holiday Gift Ideas For the Adventurer
I’m a huge fan of travel gifts, because they are often items people don’t already have, and people will think of you during some of the fun times in their life. These are the best holiday gifts for anyone on the go or who loves to travel.
Healthy Snacks, Coffee, & Tea Gifts
These unique gift ideas are perfect for co-workers, grandparents, the holiday gift exchange, or anyone who loves delicious food and drinks.
This cookie flavored spread tastes like Biscoff cookies! It’s delicious on toast, waffles, or a dip for fruit! Gluten and soy free, this low sugar spread will be a new family favorite. Use code WHOLESOMEYUM for 10% off everything at ChocZero.
Portable protein on-the-go and kids love ’em! Use code WHOLESOMEYUM15 for 15% off beef sticks!
The ultimate gift for a snack lover, 7-9 snacks delivered straight to their door on a monthly basis and perfect for movie night! Use code WHOLESOMEYUM for $10 off the first box!
Make fancy coffee flavored drinks, without the sugar and carbs! You’ll want them all!
Start your day with fair trade, sustainable coffee hand-roasted in Portland, OR Use code WHOLESOMEYUM for $10 off your first order!
Give the gift of tea crystals. Dissolvable in cold or hot water, and made with the highest quality ingredients. Use this link + code WHOLESOME to get 5% off your entire order!
A must-have to make the perfect cup of coffee, a single smoothie or cup of soup!
This cute gift will make any tea drinker smile, and isn’t that what holiday gifts are all about?
A must-have for any discriminating coffee lover!
Why lug a blender around? Pre-blended with butter, MCT oil, and coffee, it’s ready when you are! Use code WHOLESOMEYUM for 15% off any cold brew!”
Gifts For the Keto Enthusiast
For anyone that loves keto, wants to start keto in the new year, or maybe even yourself… these low carb gift ideas are perfect! You’ll find everything from cookbooks to must-have staples to useful items that will showcase how awesome this lifestyle is.
Gift to a loved one, or to yourself! This book contains 100 easy keto recipes designed to satisfy your toughest carb cravings without the extra sugar and starch… and all keto friendly! Find recipes for bread, pasta, desserts, and so much more.
Perfect for novice home cooks and experts alike: With full-color photos for every recipe, keto guides, a fathead dough tutorial, and meal plans, this is one cookbook you’ll be proud to gift.
The only keto holiday recipes you’ll ever need! This digital cookbook is improved and expanded, with 50 easy, classic holiday dishes the whole family will love. Make everything from roasted turkey to cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie — all keto-friendly! Full macros and printable format included. Download instantly at the button below (for yourself or a loved one!).
Enjoy homemade bread fresh from the oven or a stack of hot, fluffy pancakes using my premium blends.
For anyone wondering how to start keto… or an old pro that needs a quick reference tool… this is the perfect keto gift! These easy-to-use sheets are packed with actionable tips, food lists, swaps for favorite foods, and digital recipe books to cook them all.
You know I love collagen peptides! The list of health benefits is immense and even better is that it’s so easy to add to just about anything. Cook, bake, or blend this neutral powder into just about every food.
Get this fun gift for the bacon lover that likes to kick back.
These bars are delicious, nutritious, and a great way to stay energized — I stash them everywhere! Use code WHOLESOME to save 15% on keto snacks and supplements.
Give your loved ones the ultimate way to stay keto for LIFE! This customizable app comes with so many features: Drag-and-drop meal planning, auto-calculated macro tracking, instant grocery lists, ad-free access to Wholesome Yum, dedicated keto support, and so much more. These meal plans are like none other and take the work and stress out of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about it and sign up here, or use this form to give as a gift.