Holiday season is under way, and we're getting in the spirit by tackling our shopping lists. Whether you're charging through the crowds at the mall or charging your card on Amazon, we've got a one-stop shop for your gift ideas! We've scoured the Internet for thoughtful, sexy, and out-of-the-box presents to give your loved ones this holiday season. Have a best friend with a funny bone? A sister who's stuck in the '90s? A boyfriend in need of a spicy surprise? Some seriously Will-and-Kate-obsessed co-workers? We have the gifts that will make their holidays bright — so click through now, and happy shopping!
With a foreword by Cathleen Schine and a gorgeous cover illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger, the Sense and Sensibility Penguin Classics deluxe edition ($12) commemorates the book's 200th anniversary — a must have for any Jane Austen fan.
With this complete vintage-inspired calligraphy set ($195), she can write beautifully scripted letters like Austen's heroines.
The Pride and Prejudice typography tote ($18) highlights all the locations found in the novel.
With notes of vanilla, jasmine, and lily of the valley, Philosophy's "Falling in Love" body lotion ($34) is the perfect pick for a hopeless romantic.
Did you know 1995's Clueless was inspired by Austen's novel Emma? This playful "As If" print ($12) is a great, modern way to acknowledge her Austen fandom.
Since your Jane-loving friend may have a book club of her own, The Jane Austen Book Club ($10) on DVD is a fun, cheeky option.
A Jane fan will love to jot down her daily thoughts alongside memorable quotes from the author in this Jane-a-day 5-year journal ($17).
This beautiful Jane Austen heroines print ($20) features the leading ladies from her six major works.
Pay homage to the classic feather pen with this chic gold feather tray ($45).
The Mr. Darcy silhouette pillow ($18) highlights his most swoon-worthy quote from Pride and Prejudice: "You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
A pink, vintage-inspired rose pattern gives this floral iPhone case ($35) a beautiful, romantic look.
Pair this Pride & Prejudice movie poster ($10) with the movie and some gourmet popcorn for a thoughtful gift she's sure to love.
Like a grownup version of the locket, this heart locket and key necklace ($47, originally $120) would go with anything.
These sleek white ceramic books ($160 for eight) could be used as fun accent pieces or chic bookends.
This elegant gold wax seal stamp ($25) would bring an old-school touch to her correspondence.
With the names of characters and places from the novel, this modern Pride and Prejudice print ($20) is a cool, eclectic pick.
She'll be able to use these festive "cheers" dessert plates ($48 for four) throughout the holiday season — and for just about any celebration after that.
Chances are she already owns a pair of gloves, and probably a pair of mittens — but does she own glittens? Get her in on the phone-friendly style with these luxurious cashmere long glittens ($78, originally $98).
This crystalline perfume bottle ($48) will give her favorite fragrance a glamorous, vintage look.
Trust us: she'll be sporting these cozy, supersoft faux-fur slippers ($19, originally $24) throughout the entire holiday break.
Give her a beauty indulgence she may not buy herself with the La Mer lip balm ($50) — the ultimate Winter luxury for chapped lips.
Introduce her to the show all her friends are probably talking about with Downton Abbey seasons one and two on DVD ($70, originally $80).
This classic plaid throw ($79, originally $99) is the perfect cozy addition to her wintry decor.
With this pesto, bruschetta, and garlic cream set ($20, originally $30), she'll be able to put together a delicious appetizer spread in a snap.
Is your mom the ultimate jet-setter? Give her this chic black faux-crocodile passport and luggage tag set ($20).
She can use this two-toned leather clutch ($40) as a purse, a makeup bag, or a pouch for smaller items inside her larger tote.
The indentations on this wooden French bread tray ($29) allow for even cutting. Pair it with a fresh loaf and gourmet olive oil for a tasty treat the whole family can enjoy.
These beautiful thank-you postcards ($14 for 10) from Rifle Paper Co. are a thoughtful, practical pick.
She'll be able to wear this stylish, luxurious floral scarf ($90) with a variety of outfits year-round.
The whole family will enjoy this pure maple syrup ($51, originally $58) throughout the holiday break.
Mother-daughter duo Claire and Mia Fontaine's Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World ($16, originally $25) is a thoughtful pick she'll read again and again.
The flight-friendly Philosophy travel set ($32) will cover all her beauty needs.
Give her a Shutterfly gift card ($10-$100), then help her create a personalized photo book using all your holiday photos.
The lacquered serving tray ($78) will give her dresser, coffee table, or bar cart a cool, modern upgrade.
Satisfy her sweet tooth with the Ghirardelli red and gold cylinder box ($32), which includes 80 chocolate squares in the brand's most popular flavors.
Lulu and Georgia's pink journal ($12) will let her jot down notes and reminders in style.
Pair this wintry antique mercury decanter ($80) with a bottle of her favorite wine for a gift she's sure to enjoy.
Bring a little Lochte everywhere you go with a Ryan Lochte keychain ($6).
Fassy fans will appreciate this Prometheus movie poster ($20) featuring the flick's star Michael Fassbender.
Give her a kissy pillow ($20) for a cheeky nod to her love of love.
A Johnny Depp iPhone case ($23) is sure to tickle the fancy of any Depp fan.
She can get her day started right with a cup of coffee in this Ryan Gosling mug ($16).
What more could a girl want than a Daniel Craig tote bag ($33)?
She can bare it all with this "boy crazy" t-shirt ($19, originally $29).
Get her a celebrity calendar for a sexy 2013. We're partial to this Chris Hemsworth one ($14, originally $17). Hot Aussie alert!
Your girlfriend will be able to shine with a cute makeup set like this Benefit one called Finding Mr. Bright ($28, originally $36).
With this Justin Bieber t-shirt ($15), she can join the likes of Tiffani Thiessen and other celebs who've been spotted in Bieber-wear.
Get her a little pink book ($6) to keep track of all her potential suitors.
Your gal pal can avoid dating foibles with The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags ($10).
A must have for any female comic fan? The Women of SNL ($10) on DVD, which features both new projects and classic sketches.
The Someecards 2013 wall calendar ($14) will bring some sharp sarcasm to her every day.
Give her the WTF notepad ($5) on one condition: she sends you witty WTF notes on a regular basis.
This graphic glasses pillowcase ($30) is reminiscent of Tina's famous frames.
The Epic Fails and Epic Wins Journal ($10) is the perfect place for her to jot down her most hilarious adventures.
Pair Baby Mama on DVD ($7) with some gourmet popcorn and plan a movie marathon together.
The "Burn Book" laptop skin ($25) will give her computer a fun Mean Girls touch.
You'd never give her a normal throw — this silly Wonder Woman blanket with sleeves ($49) is just her style.
The Porn For Women ($10) book is sure to make her crack up.
Go head-to-head on the fly like your favorite improv females with the One Up! word game ($15).
The Parks and Recreation fan will laugh out loud while reading Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America ($8).
Wear pink on Wednesdays? She'll be obsessed with the "That Is So Fetch" iPhone case ($35).
You guys like to keep it real, and this takeout menu organizer ($22) does just that.
This love-on-toast stamp ($6) is so ridiculous that she's sure to love it.
Help her make a hilarious pool statement with the silly pretzel float ($18).
For the friend who seems to find herself in the craziest situations comes The Ultimate Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook ($27).
She's going to get tons of laughs (and compliments) when she carries this Mean Girls tote ($18).
Give her walls a dose of Tina genius with the "You Go Glen Coco" framed print ($39).
If your father's a die-hard NPR fan, he'll light up when he opens Car Talk Classics: Four Perfectly Good Hours ($30).
If he loves the great outdoors, he'll definitely appreciate the classic Pendleton vintage camp blanket ($88).
If your dad isn't already into HBO's Prohibition-era show starring Steve Buscemi, give him the Boardwalk Empire season one DVD ($42, originally $60) to kick-start his obsession.
Help him keep track of his fitness progress with the Nike+ SportWatch GPS ($149), which will record his runs and monitor his heart rate.
Nate Silver has made a name for himself by first predicting baseball, then by predicting the past two elections. Give your dad a glimpse inside the political forecaster's mind with The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail But Some Don't ($16, originally $28).
Your know-it-all pops will love playing the All American Trivia ($30) board game with the whole family.
The man who's always on the move will love this simple dopp kit ($23, originally $29) for when he travels.
Keep his feet warm and cozy this Winter with these shearling-lined moccasins ($69).
Combine his passions for golf and food with this cheeky golf club barbecue set ($28).
A Wired magazine subscription ($20 for 12 issues, originally $60) is the perfect pick for the news junkie.
This vintage-inspired ballpark blueprint ($185) features details of legendary ballparks like Wrigley, Fenway, and Yankee Stadium.
The cigar case and cutter set ($20) includes a double cigar holder and a cool, masculine cutter.
This pine-scented bar soap ($10) has a fresh, woodsy smell he'll love.
Satisfy his inner comic-book nerd with The Dark Knight Trilogy on DVD ($27, originally $39).
The king of the soup-and-sandwich order is sure to appreciate this fun soup and sandwich tray ($30).
Feeling sentimental? Get a glimpse of your dad's life by giving him the My Dad: His Story, His Words ($10) journal to record his favorite memories.
The Dean & Deluca coffee sampler ($36) includes six flavors of java to last him through the season and beyond.
A polished gold finish gives this metal tie bar ($15) a dapper look — perfect for fancy holiday occasions.
With the Apple remote ($19), he'll be able to control all his favorite Apple products from afar.
This classic fair isle hat ($48) will become his go-to cap year after year.
Is your dad a total numbers nerd? This wooden sudoku set ($30, originally $50) is perfect for the puzzle-obsessed.
He'll be more than prepared for a hiking adventure with this CamelBak hydration pack ($75, originally $100).
These knit suede gloves ($40) are a versatile pick he can wear with anything.
Hit a gift-giving home run with this leather baseball bottle koozie ($17).
This houndstooth umbrella ($105) from London Undercover is a luxury he'd never think to buy himself.
Have a flower arranging class with your girlfriends, and not only will you have a great time, you'll learn something useful! Check out local florists who would be interested in teaching a class (this one is taught by Sarah of Blossom and Branch in New York), or if you know someone who's skilled in the area ask if they'd be willing to head the course.
Wine tastings are great, don't get me wrong, but your friends will love you forever if you take them on a chocolate tour instead! Create your own tour of some of the chocolate hot spots in your 'hood or see what your local chocolatiers have to offer. If you live in San Francisco, Gourmet Walks has a chocolate tour of the city!
Spa days are fabulous, but they can be pretty pricey (and expected). Instead, try a twist on the spa day by doing a blowout party at The Dry Bar — drinks included! — and hit the town with sexy tresses. If you're wanting keep it close to home, have a DIY spa day with hot tea, facials, and girlie mags.
Sure, you could do a yoga class or rock-climbing with your besties, but why not get in touch with your sexy side instead? Look for a pole-dancing class at gyms in your neighborhood (the one pictured is at the Las Vegas Stripper University) for a good time and a good workout, or if your group is more into dancing, check out a burlesque class!
Circus, shmircus. If you're lucky enough to live near any of the worldwide Cirque du Soleil shows, grab your girls and check one out! Each dazzling show is unique, but they are all truly spectacular. Or if you really want to make a trip out of it, head to Vegas for a girls' weekend where there are several to choose from!
Your sporty friends (and fans of Whip It) will appreciate you taking them to a brutal game of roller derby. This sport is all about the ladies, and these ladies know how to rock a roller rink. There are plenty of teams to choose from, but if you're in LA you gotta check out the Derby Dolls in action.
Friendship bracelets, anyone? For a fun, crafty group, head to a place like LA's Bead Source and take a jewelry-making class together. It's the gift that keeps on giving!
Going out to a bar with the girls is one thing, but learning how to make the drinks is even cooler! See if there are any spots like Bourbon & Branch's Beverage Academy in San Francisco, which offers classes on everything from specific liqueurs to "molecular mixology."
Sometimes you just need a good laugh with your friends. So share the gift of a belly-aching chuckle by taking them to a comedy club! And scope out the stand-up schedules of some of our favorite female comedians like Jenny Slate to really show your girls a fun time.
A bingo night takes game night with the girls to a whole new level. Bring snacks, booze, and some cash to a local bingo night and be ready to party it up with some old ladies. You may even head home richer than you arrived! Bingo!
Bring democracy into the kitchen with the first lady's cookbook, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America ($30).
After a year of swing states hogging all the attention, this creative USA map ($27) shows love to all 50 states.
Doris Kearns Goodwin's acclaimed book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln ($21) inspired Steven Spielberg's new movie Lincoln.
We're just getting over the 2012 campaign, but 2008's was much more made for (reality) TV. HBO's Game Change ($20) starring Julianne Moore helps relive the drama.
After becoming the first black president of Harvard Law Review, Barack Obama was offered a book deal. In 1995, he published this memoir, which tells the story of his unusual upbringing and distrant relationship with his Kenyan father. A first edition of Dreams From My Father (inquire for price) would make for a thoughtful gift.
If your politico friend volunteered or campaigned for the Obama campaign, then help her remember her efforts with this Obama glitter tree ornament ($12).
A Votes For Women poster from 1911 ($50) is a beautiful reminder of how far we've come.
An LP album of famous JFK speeches ($9) is a sentimental collectors' item.
This stuffed version of Bo Obama ($12) is practically as adorable as the real first dog.
If your politically savvy pal doesn't have Showtime, give her Homeland: The Complete First Season ($60), which is packed with fictional Washington DC intrigue and suspense.
Ex-editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar Kate Betts discusses Michelle Obama's style evolution and reliability in Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style ($35).
In Read My Pins: Stories From a Diplomat's Jewel Box ($40), Madeline Albright, the first female secretary of state, discusses how she used her broaches to send diplomatic messages.
A Goldwater 1964 license plate ($30) is the perfect vintage gift for a true conservative believer.
Design For Obama. Posters For Change: A Grassroots Anthology ($30), published by Taschen and curated by Spike Lee and Aaron Perry-Zucker, includes inspiring posters from Obama's 2008 campaign.
This "Jackie, 1964" Andy Warhol print ($15) would add political glamour to any wonkette's bedroom.
Before he was a GOP icon, Ronald Reagan was a movie star, as proven by this vintage poster for The Last Outpost ($34).
Both Republicans and Democrats can appreciate this first lady paper doll set ($7), which includes dolls and dresses for every first lady from Mamie Eisenhower to Michelle Obama.
This May 21, 2012, cover of The New Yorker ($165) commemorates President Obama's decision to come out in support of gay marriage earlier this year.
Editors Doree Shafrir and Jessica Grose put together Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home ($16), a compilation of the best reader-submitted mom emails from their popular site Postcards From Yo Momma.
Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess wrote her hilarious and bizarre life story in Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) ($15), complete with pictures and captions. Chapters include "A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband" and "My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking."
Emma Koenig of the Tumblr F*CK! I'm in My Twenties compiled some of her blog musings along with new material for her book F*ck! I'm in My Twenties ($10). The memoir uses illustrations, charts, and graphs to explain 20something life and the anxieties of facing adulthood.
The Pioneer Woman blogger Ree Drummond lassoed many readers into her personal blog about being a wife and mom in Oklahoma with the story of her courtship to her rancher hubby, the "Marlboro Man." She then turned that tale into the book The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels — a Love Story ($10), which follows Ree from her days as a city girl in Los Angeles to meeting the cowboy of her dreams.
The edgy mommy blogger behind Dooce, Heather Armstrong, chronicled her battle with postpartum depression in her memoir It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita ($6).
Uberpopular LA fashion blogger Emily Schuman has turned her Cupcakes and Cashmere blog empire into a book, Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide For Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining With Ease ($12). The lifestyle book has both previously posted blog content and new material, which includes beauty how-tos, party-planning tips, and DIY projects.
Danielle Henderson played off the Hey, Girl Ryan Gosling meme to create her own female-friendly Tumblr called Feminist Ryan Gosling. The book version — Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory (as Imagined) from Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude ($10) — features adorable photos of Ryan Gosling with lines like "Hey girl. Keep your laws off my body, but keep your hands on it." What's not to love?
The trio of friends who created the addictive Twitter account White Girl Problems — Tanner Cohen, David Oliver Cohen, and Lara Schoenhals — released a book by fictional rich girl Babe Walker called, aptly, White Girl Problems ($10). The "memoir" of the awful and spoiled Babe Walker includes such WGP as "I hate my horse" and "Every job I've ever had is the worst job I've ever had." Check out this satire if you enjoy characters you love to hate.
Allie Hagan's Suri's Burn Book: Well-Dressed Commentary From Hollywood's Little Sweetheart ($10) is the book version of her too-funny Tumblr, Suri's Burn Book, which imagines what Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's daughter, Suri, would say about her fellow celebrity children. Instead of just being a regurgitation of the Tumblr site, the book is more in-depth. It includes sections like "Celebrities Who Should Have Babies" (i.e. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) and breakdowns of each celebrity child by their style (see: "Coco Arquette: The Pantsless Princess").
Sh*t Girls Say ($5) is the brainchild of Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, the dynamic duo behind the hilarious Sh*t Girls Say Twitter and viral YouTube videos. Thanks to the pair's backgrounds in graphic design and photography, the book turns the "girl-isms" from their tweets and videos into an artistic — and funny – page-turner fit for a coffee table.
Fans of the latest Disney princess, Merida, need this Brave DVD ($40).
These gleaming Cinderella compact mirrors ($20 each) would be a perfect stocking stuffer.
This vintage Snow White figurine ($16) is adorable.
These Disney princess songs ($9) would be great for a girlie sing-along.
A modern princess needs a a modern tiara — like this diamante tiara stretch headband ($26).
A Jasmine ornament ($11) would dress a Disney princess tree.
This Snow White decal ($9) is clever decor for an Apple computer.
This Cinderella t-shirt ($40) has vintage flair.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Find out looking in this ornate oval mirror ($60).
We adore this sleek and simple Beauty and the Beast poster ($14).
Give a Disney gift card for Disneyland or Disney World tickets so that the lucky recipient can meet real Disney princesses.
This red bow headband ($123) would make a good topper for a girl who loves Snow White.
Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs before finding your prince charming! Give these frog prince bookends ($46, originally $56) a try.
The Art of the Disney Princess ($40) is perfect for anyone who appreciates the art of Disney princess movies.
Look as pretty as a princess with this Cinderella collector's set ($125, originally $205), complete with eye shadow, perfume, lipstick, and nail polish.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film ($35) would make for an interesting read for any fan of the fairy tale.
This modern Sleeping Beauty art ($20) is a fresh take on the classic.
For the lady who wants some under-sea elegance à la Ariel, give her this vintage gold beaded shell clutch ($48).
The kitchen goddess with a sweet spot for Snow White will love this apron inspired by the princess ($30).
A Kate Spade crown ski hat ($88) will keep an aspiring royal warm.
A princess needs her glass slippers! We think these Dsquared2 metallic studded pumps ($1,159) would do the trick.
We love how retro and cute this Snow White and the Evil Queen necklace ($68) is.
This princess names tote ($25) is perfect for any fan of the Disney ladies.
This pretty, leather-bound book of Grimm's fairy tales ($66) would make a gorgeous coffee-table book.
These all-natural soaps ($6) have Grey-inspired ties on them.
This Fifty Shades of Grey charm bracelet ($65) is a replica of the one Christian gave to Ana.
Fans of the series will appreciate this "what happens in the playroom, stays in the playroom" t-shirt ($25).
The modern design on this iPhone case ($35) is definitely Christian-approved.
A cheeky pair of "Laters, Baby" underwear ($22) would make a funny gift for a fan of Christian-isms.
This Fifty Shades of Grey poster print ($20) is a literal representation of the series's name.
Bring a little Fifty home with these Fifty Shades of Grey tie coasters ($10 for 10).
If you're an Ana at heart, then you have to don her signature Chuck Taylors ($40-$55).
We love the casual look of this comfy property of Christian Grey t-shirt ($18).
Even your nails can get in on the fandom with Julep's "shades of grey" set ($26, originally $42).
Create your own red room of pain with these red silk sheets ($438–$488). They're sure to up the sex factor in the boudoir.
Decide what mood you're in with this bad girl/good girl silk sleep mask ($28).
Channel Ana by enjoying a cup of her favorite Twinings English breakfast tea ($3-$10).
Any Ana fan will need a sleek, gray Le Creuset stainless steel whistling tea kettle ($100) to make Ana's favorite tea . . .
This Fifty Shades of Grey classical album ($10) will set the Fifty mood.
Pour a glass of Christian Grey's favorite wine — 1999 Bollinger Grande Année Rosé Brut ($200).
This Fornasetti Burlesque scented candle ($495) has a hint of Ana in its design.
A handcuff necklace ($59) is a subtle way to show your devotion.
First things first, she needs the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy ($48) books!
In the wake of her Harry Potter success, J.K. Rowling tackles all-new material in The Casual Vacancy ($35). Her novel for adults tells the story of an idyllic English town that becomes chaotic when a town council member passes away.
The bashful person in your life is sure to appreciate Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking ($26) by Susan Cain. In it, she studies how we undervalue introverts by outlining research in psychology and neuroscience — findings that show stark contrasts between introverts and extroverts. She also highlights the stories of successful introverts, plus advice on how to move through the world and balance relationships as an introvert.
Fans of The Real Housewives series can dig into Andy Cohen's Most Talkative: Stories From the Front Lines of Pop Culture ($25) for extra scoop and witty behind-the-scenes stories from both his personal and professional life.
The creative blogger behind Oh Joy! has written Blog, Inc.: Blogging For Passion, Profit, and to Create Community ($17) as a handbook for hopeful bloggers. With tips and tricks on starting, growing, designing, and financing a website, it's a must have for anyone trying to build an online presence.
In Where We Belong ($28), Something Borrowed author Emily Giffin tells the story of Marian Caldwell, a successful TV producer in New York City whose life turns upside-down when an unexpected visitor shows up at her doorstep.
Right meets left in America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom ($26) by Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black, who travel across the country as they discuss their shared opinions, their differences, and how politics remains divided.
The Fault in Our Stars ($18) by John Green is the story of 16-year-old Hannah, a young girl who's struggling with stage-IV cancer. When she joins a support group, she falls in love with a fellow survivor, who helps her dream come true.
Fans of the royal family will love Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch ($30) by Sally Bedell Smith. The New York Times bestselling author pulls from a variety of interviews and documents to offer insight into the public and private life of Queen Elizabeth II.
The author behind Sh*t My Dad Says — Justin Halpern — shares hilarious, heartwarming stories from his life in I Suck at Girls ($17).
Katherine Boo wrote the National Book Award Winner Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity ($27) after three years of reporting. The narrative nonfiction piece reveals insights into the lives of Mumbai families, plus the inequality that's shaped their reality.
Based on her popular lifestyle blog, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Emily Schuman's Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide For Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining With Ease ($20) is a how-to handbook organized by season. In it, she offers creative DIY projects, beauty tips, recipes, and more — all alongside beautiful original photographs.
Amy Sohn's Motherland: A Novel ($25) follows five New York City mothers and fathers to look at modern marriages with an urban, satirical spin.
New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn tells the story of Nick and Amy Dunne's marriage gone wrong in Gone Girl: A Novel ($25). The suspenseful read is a fast-paced page-turner with an intriguing element of mystery.
In R.J. Palacio's Wonder ($16), a young boy named Auggie struggles to fit in because of his facial deformity. The New York Times bestseller hops from Auggie's point of view to his classmates' to his sisters' and so on to create an insightful story of compassion and acceptance.
Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail ($26) made headlines as a selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. In it, she tells the story of the 1,100-mile hike she braved without any prior experience — a journey she took after her mother's death and the dismantling of her own marriage.
Fans of celebrity gossip are sure to love Suri's Burn Book: Well-Dressed Commentary From Hollywood's Little Sweetheart ($13), the book inspired by Allie Hagan's hilarious Tumblr.
Although it's considered a graphic novel, Building Stories ($50) by Chris Ware is more than just that. As a package of 14 pieces — including pamphlets, books, scraps, and pages — the collection tells the story of the ordinary lives of Chicago residents.
Michelle Obama's American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America ($30) features beautiful photos of her kitchen garden, recipes from the White House chefs, plus thoughtful dialogue on what we eat and how it affects children.
In his first collection of essays, Tasteful Nudes: . . . and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation ($25), comedian Dave Hill talks young love, naked people, and rock 'n' roll.
New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg tackles the ins and outs of human habits in The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business ($28). By diving into scientific discoveries and the stories of well-known successes like Michael Phelps, Target stores, the NFL, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and Martin Luther King Jr., he illustrates the causes of habits and how we can shift them.
Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies ($28) is the sequel to her New York Times bestseller Wolf Hall — a thoughtful, dramatic read about Anne Boleyn.
Gary Shove and Patrick Potter's Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat ($35) features photographs of Banksy's street art, including never-before-seen pictures.
As a follow-up to her No. 1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin's Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life ($25) focuses on finding happiness at home.
Inspired by the Oscar-winning short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore ($26) is a whimsical read from New York Times bestselling author William Joyce. Along with beautiful illustrations by Joyce and Joe Bluhm, the picture book also features the charming tale of a man whose books are blown away by a gust of wind.
The Yellow Birds: A Novel ($25) by Kevin Powers is a war-meets-mystery book about two young soldiers. As one struggles to adjust to life at home, he keeps returning to the same question: how did his friend die?
Abby Larson's blog-inspired book, Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration and Ideas For an Unforgettable Celebration ($30), is the perfect present for any bride who's preparing to say "I do."
In her debut cookbook, The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making ($25), Alana Chernila shows how to make homemade versions of 101 store-bought staples like lasagna noodles, fresh tomato sauce, potato chips, and even ketchup. Organized by grocery aisle, the book is ideal for budget-conscious beginners — she shares her own struggles to help readers through their own.
Know someone who's interested in magic or any kind of quirky subculture? In Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind ($27), Alex Stone uncovers the odd, entertaining world of magic by stepping into old New York City magic societies, Las Vegas casinos, and more. As he offers insights into the craft and the people who perform it, he concludes with a unique study of the mind too.
In Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That: A Modern Guide to Manners ($25), Henry Alford — an NPR and Vanity Fair contributor — interviews experts, researches cultural manners, and travels around the world to offer a contemporary, entertaining look at etiquette.
Grace: A Memoir ($35) by Grace Coddington offers an inside look at her early career as a model, her years as a fashion editor at British Vogue, and her time as creative director of Vogue. Alongside her pen-and-ink illustrations, readers can get a glimpse into her private world.
You can't give just any Barbie; it has to be something iconic to the '80s and '90s like Totally Hair Barbie (varies)!
They may be a little creepy, but for some reason we loved little troll dolls ($15).
A '90s hairstyle wasn't complete without some butterfly hair clips ($3 for 32).
Don't forget to find the original '90s Littlest Pet Shop! We love this puppy pals and playhouse ($22).
Give the It doll of the '90s, a Furby ($64), to a lucky lady with a sweet spot for the furry creatures.
Make it a Pogs package by adding some cases to this assortment of Pogs ($9 for 102) from the early '90s.
A vintage My Little Pony ($17) will brighten a '90s gal's day!
Most '90s girls remember the endless crafting possibilities made with Hot Loops ($7).
Reminisce about the days when MTV played music videos with this vintage-looking MTV t-shirt ($39).
Give these jelly bracelets ($6) to a stylin' grown-up '90s girl.
Find retired Beanie Babies on eBay, like Squealer the Pig ($9), for a trip down memory lane.
Flash your retro yin yang ring ($12) to fellow '90s girls. They know where it's at.
Is this Lisa Frank dolphin hoodie ($35) cheesy? Yes. Is it still awesome? Absolutely.
Give the original virtual-reality pet, Tamagotchi ($60), for someone who's been hankering for a cuddly companion.
Don't forget to include some yummy treats like Bubble Tape and Warheads, which come in this fun retro '90s candy gift box ($30).
Remember when it was all about hologram sunglasses ($14), not hologram dead people?
Harken back to the good ol' days of floppys with a funky floppy disk pouch ($35).
Remember how fun it was collecting Happy Meal toys like the mini Cabbage Patch dolls ($8)?
Stick-on earrings ($5) are a '90s beauty must have.
Raise your hand if you had a clear phone growing up. Yep, that's what I thought. Get nostalgic with this old-school iPhone headset ($48).
Bring on the roll-on body glitter ($8), a '90s gal can never be too sparkly.
"You've got me feeling emotions" with this '90s Mariah Carey card ($5).
Collectors are serious about their Cupcakes ($75), but if you can snag one of these Tonka dolls, you'll make a grown-up '90s girl's day!
Any girl of the '90s loved Polly Pockets. So give her a vintage (circa 1992) jeweled palace ($14) one!
Santa, if you're listening, I need this Beauty and the Beast game ($17) ASAP.
The '90s are so cool these days, even Kate Spade has a slap bracelet ($10). Slap it on!
Love this Barbie pink Game Boy iPhone case ($22).
You know you gotta put this Jonathan Knight puzzle ($5) together "step by step."
How hilarious is this "Don't Be a Brenda" shirt ($21)?
Purses are so . . . adult. Take it back a few years with this Jansport mini backpack ($25) — worn on one shoulder, naturally.
For the girl who's always rollin' with the homies, give her this modern Clueless poster ($35).
Make or buy some friendship bracelets ($6 for three) for your friends, but don't forget to get one for yourself, too.
Girls from the '90s know that Hard Candy nail polish ($4) was the best — it came with a ring!
Pretend like you're watching Nickelodeon back in the day with the network's "Rewind Collection." We'd recommend one of our favorites from the '90s, Clarissa Explains It All ($14).
Does it get any cuter than vintage Polly Pocket clip-on earrings ($15)? I think not.
Are you kidding me?! The book fair was da bomb! Relive it with this adorable Baby-Sitters Club book fair kit ($15).
These retro Daria coasters ($25 for six) add that touch of '90s to the home.
Hellooo, you gotta have Mad Libs ($4) — a sleepover must!
Princesse Tam Tam is known for its silk boxer shorts ($35, originally $83). So add a pair to your underwear drawer.
A pair of elegant Waterford Champagne flutes ($99 for 2) is the perfect gift for a girl who loves to make a cozy night in with her man a little more festive with some bubbly.
This La Perla bodysuit ($397) is about as tantalizing as it gets.
Feel extrafeminine when you get ready for bed by slipping on this ultrafeminine chemise ($670).
Forget bubble baths. Ask for this softly foaming white jasmine and mint bath oil ($65) that claims it's inspired by a sun-drenched morning in an English garden. Then get your man to join you!
No need to borrow your boyfriend's shirt, if you get this sexy menswear-inspired nightie from Ralph Lauren ($68).
Tempt your man by hanging around the house in this sexy take on masculine PJs ($396).
Go for slinky style by adding this Phillip Lim charmeuse bralette ($60, originally $120) with slightly sheer nude chiffon trim to your wish list.
Maybe your lover will give you this relaxing lavender massage gel ($35) and then throw in the massage, too!
MAC's Russian Red lipstick ($15) will turn you into a glamorous 1940s siren.
Nothing can come between you and these classic metallic chrome micro-hipster undies from Calvin Klein ($12).
Channel a lingerie look outside the bedroom with this alluring maxi slip dress by Alexander Wang ($147, originally $210).
You'll never want to leave the bedroom if you're cuddled between these Italian-made Sferra Marcrame lace sateen sheets ($405 for queen size).
These Wolford captivate tights ($65) wrap around your legs to create a stylish look that hints at bondage.
Make yourself glimmer from head to toe with this NARS Body Illuminator ($45) that's sure to make men do a double take.
This "night tempest" candle from Molton Brown ($49) promises the exotic scents of cedarwood and tangerine.
Show some leg in this luxurious Burberry silk satin night robe ($118, originally $295).
Comfortable sexiness comes in small packages thanks to these Cosabella Talco Microfiber G-String undies ($16) that can easily fit in a stocking.
Feel undercover-sexy all day with this cutout bra ($203), and then reveal your secret to your significant other when you get home.
Wood, leather, and faintly masculine undertones make for a warm and sensual scent in Chanel Cuir De Russie ($110).
A Jonathan Adler brass squirrel letter opener ($98) fulfills that perfect balance of form-meets-function with a touch of whimsy.
A hand-graved gold foil typewriter makes these Kate Spade typewriter notes ($35) a sweet and simple way to write "hello."
This city pencil cup and tray ($10) will dress up a desk with a cute black-and-white cityscape design.
These Writer's Remedy magnets ($15) are the best for writer's block and just a fun, wordy addition to any magnetic fridge.
These gold foil pocket notebooks ($10 for two) are easy to carry along for note-taking but pretty enough to be on desk display.
Start your morning right with this funny writer's mug ($16) featuring the writer's mantra: "Write drunk, edit sober."
Give a writer some motivational decor with this typewriter keep calm and write on poster ($11).
This ceramic typewriter stamp ($24) doubles as a pretty paperweight when not in use.
For the late-night scribe who writes by candlelight, gift her a Jane Austen Paddywax Library Collection candle ($23).
Write colorfully with this Pigma Micron pen set ($23).
The besom holder ($68) is a rustic and out-of-the-box way to keep office supplies handy at your desk.
This Procrastination Pen in a Box ($17) is a funny and practical gift for writers with a tendency to procrastinate.
This festive Banderole pencil set ($12) is like a party in your hand!
A writer hoping to harken back to the days of fountain pens needs a calligraphy set ($7) to add flair to her handwritten notes.
Stephen King's part-memoir, part-instructional book, On Writing ($16), is a must read for any aspiring writer.
This vintage hardcover version of Living Biographies of Famous Novelists ($10) is sure to inspire with a look back at the lives of such famous writers as Dickens, Tolstoy, and Mark Twain.
For a big-ticket item, give this USB typewriter computer keyboard ($699) that transforms modern technology into a vintage typewriter.
Cart your writing materials around in this typewriter tote bag ($22).
Any Jane Austen fan will appreciate this witty Kate Spade Pride and Prejudice book clutch ($325).
These Moleskine Volant mini ruled notebooks ($6 for two) are easily stashed in a purse for those random bursts of inspiration.
Look up words in style with a classy gold leather dictionary ($185).
This Paris urban grid necklace by Animal Studio ($40) is a take on BFF necklaces. Get one that maps your sister's favorite city or your hometown.
The love is in the delicate details with this subtle initial heart charm bracelet ($27) that you can customize with your sister's initials.
This sterling silver circles sisters necklace ($44) represents how sisters can be two independent people who will always be connected no matter what.
Bring back childhood memories by giving your sister this Lisa Frank stationary ($16).
This playful sisters make the best of friends print ($15) would make a great decoration for any dedicated sister's apartment.
Bring back memories of childhood fun with this silhouette cocktail dancing sisters ring ($15).
Your sister can decorate her bathroom or dressing room with these vintage fashion illustrations printed on pages of an old broken book ($24).
Your sister will probably appreciate the note you write inside this vintage brass ball locket DIY necklace personalized message ($24) even more than the pretty brass necklace itself.
Help your sister borrow party-planning ideas from famous little sister Pippa Middleton by giving her the royal sibling's new book, Celebrate: A Year of Festivities For Families and Friends ($28).
You can add as many as six peas to each pod in this stainless steel vintage peas in a pod necklace ($22).
For the girlfriend who giggled her way through Mindy Kaling's memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) ($11), treat her to some gifts inspired by the funny author and star of The Mindy Project.
Start off with an ode to Kelly Kapoor from The Office by gifting this Subtle Sexuality mug ($15) and these catchphrase photo albums ($24). Any fan of Mindy's will also need her hilarious play about Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Matt & Ben ($32), as well as her Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself: 50 Topics to Share With Friends cards ($13), available for preorder. Mindy is unashamed about her love of all things girlie — including romantic comedies — so we'd recommend this pretty love pillow ($68) and a set of four romantic comedies ($15) for a girls' night in. And since one of our favorite Mindy quotes is "Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched," this gift guide wouldn't be complete without some pink lip gloss ($23).
Any fan of The Hunger Games trilogy ($32) will need to be outfitted in her own girl-on-fire getup.
Channel your inner Katniss with an outfit fit for the arena. You'll need an arrow ring ($59), a fiery red cashmere wrap ($98), Hunger Games Toms ($85), and, of course, a mockingjay pin ($3). Finish the look with a gold feather iPhone case ($10) and China Glaze Capitol Colours nail polish ($5).
If you've got a chick-lit-obsessed friend who has breezed through all of Emily Giffin's novels, including her latest, Where We Belong ($16), here are some gift ideas with heart.
Give the romantics you know the perfect setup for a cozy night in with her favorite book or romantic comedy. She'll need a heart pajama set ($275), some cute tissues ($2) for the touching parts, a pretty heart pendant necklace ($23), and an adorable heart tote ($20) to put it all in. And for ladies who, like Marian, want to keep their secrets safe, gift them a locked leather journal ($79). Then before the Where We Belong film comes out (it's currently in the works), watch Giffin's other film adaption, Something Borrowed ($5), in preparation.
The crime junkie who stayed up all night reading Gillian Flynn's mystery novel Gone Girl ($14) is sure to appreciate these sleuth-approved goodies.
Get in the criminal mind-set with some black leather gloves ($118), a skull necklace ($62), and a devilish match holder ($42). If you're feeling sleuth-ish, you'll want a trusty magnifying glass ($20), invisible ink pen ($9), and guide to criminal law ($40). And we had to throw in Deborah Lippmann's dark "Bad Romance" nail polish ($18) as an ode to Nick and Amy's tumultuous marriage.
If you know someone who locked herself away to finish the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy ($28), give her some sexy Grey-inspired gear this holiday season.
She can set the steamy mood at home with a Fornasetti Burlesque scented candle ($495), gray silk sheets ($700), and a bad girl/good girl silk sleep mask ($28). Finish the scene by playing the Fifty Shades of Grey classical album ($10), making some Twinings English breakfast tea (starting at $3), and donning a handcuff bracelet ($32) that Christian would approve of.
Using their new initials, have monogrammed stationery custom-made like this Paper Source initials stationery ($53, set of 20), perfect for holiday thank-you notes and greetings.
Help the new couple create a game-night tradition with this classic Restoration Hardware backgammon and chess set ($199) — the entertainment and memories will be endless!
Give endless entertainment with the Roku HD streaming player ($60). With movies and TV shows at their fingertips, couples can watch their favorite flicks together or even plan a date night in.
This Pottery Barn Ella adjustable door wreath hanger ($39) is great for a couple's first Christmas and creates a personal welcome with their last name.
Who doesn't like cuddling up in a cozy throw — especially newlyweds? Throws like this West Elm stripe throw ($23, originally $29) will surely become a favorite way for couples to cozy up on cold Winter nights.
Gym memberships are pricey, especially for newlyweds! Many gyms like 24 Hour Fitness offer fitness gift cards ($50). If the couple already belongs to a gym, introduce them to a new fitness regimen by giving a class package to a yoga studio or rock climbing gym.
Give a gift that the couple can enjoy all year long. Wine clubs are the latest in monthly subscriptions and will get newlyweds bonding by trying new varietals and introducing them to new favorites. There are a variety of wine clubs to choose from with monthly benefits like the Zagat Wine Club ($70).
No need to move on from the "wedding of the century" thanks to Life's The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton: Expanded Commemorative Edition ($20).
Prince William and Kate Middleton tea bags ($15) will make any fan of the young royals chuckle.
This Union Jack Throw Pillow ($105) is patriotic without being cheesy.
It's not quite Prince Charming, but these Swarovski mini car charms ($70) are pretty adorable too.
If you know the queen, then you know she loves her Corgis. A Corgi cup and saucer set ($15) spreads the love.
This Queen Guard poster ($20) will watch over your wall.
Any fan of the queen will enjoy a taste of a Twinings Diamond Jubilee Tea Blend ($22).
Bright Young Royals: Your Guide to the Next Generation of Blue Bloods ($15) will help your royal-watching pal expand her horizons to Europe's other royal families.
A Modcloth Union Jack Scarf ($20) is an affordable option for the Anglophile on your holiday list.
Although she goes with High Street fashion on occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge's generally high-end wardrobe is out of reach for many. But you can gift this clutch by Reiss ($225), one of Kate's favorite British brands.
This Harry Hunter tote ($11) is funny and practical.
You don't need to be in the UK to make a call in a red phone booth thanks to this iPhone case ($18).
Any fan of Kate Middleton will appreciate a pair of nude L.K. Bennett pumps ($345). They're a staple of the queen-to-be!
This Diamond Jubilee poster ($131) is a sleek play on playing cards.
These suede booties ($90) have just a touch of sparkle.
— Tara Block, assistant editor
These pencil highlighters ($2) would help me stand out at the office.
— Annie Scudder, editor
As a closet art nerd, I need, need, need this 642 Things to Draw ($17) art journal.
— Tara Block, assistant editor
If I had this We Are Owls Lovers in the Afterlife Scarf in Red ($299), I could wear art around my neck.
— Annie Scudder, editor
I love any excuse to wear my TrèsSugar pride on my sleeve, so naturally I'm loving this Toi Et Moi tres chic sweater ($125).
— Tara Block, assistant editor
I just love this funky leather clutch ($50). It's neutral with some flair.
— Tara Block, assistant editor
My fiancé might not be too happy about this Kate Spade case ($85) taking over our iPad, but it's just too cute.
— Annie Scudder, editor
Printstagram is my go-to company for printing out my Instagram photos, so I love its new tear-off calendar ($40) that uses your Instagram pics.
— Tara Block, assistant editor
I love the heart motif on this cozy heartbreaker sweater ($98).
— Tara Block, assistant editor
I'd love this sweet butterfly shower curtain ($40) to hang in my bathroom.
— Annie Scudder, editor