Our Ultimate Guide to the Best Christmas Gift Ideas
Grab your checklists and put on your Santa hats — it's almost time to bring joy to your loved ones with the best Christmas gift ideas this year. This holiday season, we've got everything you need to surprise your friends and family with the coolest gifts, whether it's affordable picks, something unique for the one who has everything, or even the perfect present for those gift exchanges. As your unofficial helpful elf, we curated the best Christmas gift ideas for 2023, from the latest gadgets to trendy picks that our expert editors love. We have a ton of specific gift guides to shop from here, and even included our favorite products from each one.
If you're looking for inspiration and ideas, you've come to the right place. We scoured the internet to find this year's best Christmas gift ideas, and there's something here for all your loved ones, whether they're a pickleball pro, trendsetter, or bonafide chef. We spend all year trying out the coolest products and putting viral favorites to the test to see if they're actually worth it, so you can take heart that we only recommend the best of the best. Delight your loved ones with personalized picks, helpful smart home devices, and so much more.
These gifts are thoughtful, unique, and sure to bring joy this holiday season. To make your life even easier, we organized this ultimate Christmas gift guide into sections so you can shop exactly what you're looking for, ahead.
- Best Editor-Recommended Christmas Gift Ideas
- Best Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas
- Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Women
- Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Men
- Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids and Teens
- Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Holiday Gift Exchanges
- Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Family, Friends, and Beyond
You can't go wrong with any of these gifts for Christmas; your loved ones will cherish them for years to come. Start your shopping early and make this holiday season one to remember.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas From POPSUGAR's Holiday Gift Guide
JW Pei Ruby Shoulder Bag ($90)
Our editors love sporting the chic and high-quality bags from JW Pei (it helps that the brand leans affordable, too). Whether it's the viral Vegan Leather Crossbody for everyday essentials or the brand's other trendy offerings, like the ruched Gabbi bag that celebs like Lupita Nyong'o and Hailey Bieber love, we can't get enough of these handbags. That's why gifting one for the holidays is something every trendsetter and fashion lover will adore, especially since most of the bags come in so many different colors.
We're currently obsessed with the Ruby Shoulder Bag, but if you're looking for more editor-backed picks for the holiday season, check out our official POPSUGAR Holiday Gift Guide featuring a wide range of products that our editors love and want for themselves.
Best Affordable Last-Minute Gift Ideas
Whether you're a procrastinator or just need a quick stocking stuffer, you can never go wrong with a gift that ships fast and is budget friendly. We have a whole guide dedicated to the best last-minute gifts under $25, featuring a variety of gifting must haves like festive candles, calming tea sets, cozy season essentials, and more. One of our favorites is the bestselling Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, a useful gift that can help with those dry and flaky lips.
It's packed with hydrating ingredients that will give your lips a healthy, fuller look. Plus, it comes in plenty of yummy flavors, but we're partial to the new limited-edition Peppermint scent for the festive season. Need further convincing? Read our product review on the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask to learn more.
Best Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas For Men
Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow ($40, originally $60)
Shopping for the men in your life can be hard, but if you're in a pinch and looking for something unique and affordable, we've got you covered. Whether you're looking for a funny gag gift or something useful he can use every day, we have a guide dedicated to the best affordable Christmas gifts for every man on your list.
If you're shopping for a guy who's notoriously hard to buy for, you can't go wrong with the Viktor Jurgen massage pillow. This massager uses deep-kneading nodes that mimic a shiatsu massage and are also heated. It's a relaxation tool he can use on the couch, on his office chair, or even in the car.
Best Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas For Teens
If you're looking for the perfect gift that will make the teen in your life think you're the coolest person ever, we're here to help. From trendy fashion picks and the latest beauty must haves to home decor and other fun items they'll adore, we curated the best cheap gifts for the teen in your life. In this guide, you'll find vinyls from their favorite artists like Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, a plant-themed tote bag, and even a perfume oil.
And since friendship bracelets are all the rage right now, we ranked the BaubleBar's Custom Cutout Pisa Bracelet as a must have for the gifting season. It's not only a gift you can personalize, but it's also an accessory they'll want to wear all the time. Pick a name, phrase, or symbol to create a gift that's totally unique.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Women in Their 20s
Trends may be fleeting, but shopping for a 20-something-year-old doesn't have to be difficult. From picks for the beauty enthusiast to chic finds for the fashion-forward and presents that will make them feel special and loved, we curated the ultimate guide to the best gifts to give the women in their 20s on your list.
If she loves to accessorize or has plenty of piercings, Free People's teeny tiny stud earring set is a great stocking stuffer. The set comes with 40 small studs, including stones and unique metal shapes. She can mix and match the earrings or wear every pair — the choice is hers!
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Women in Their 30s
The 30-something woman in your life deserves a gift that's cute, elevated, and perfect for their lifestyle. If you're stuck on what to get them, don't worry; we have a whole guide of stylish and practical picks that will not disappoint. Check out our guide to the best gifts for women in their 30s to see the latest beauty picks, relaxation must haves, and more.
Shopping for someone who loves to travel? Get them something useful and chic like this Calpak Clear Cosmetics Case. It's a durable, water-resistant cosmetic bag that lets them see all their beauty essentials and keep them organized. It has two spacious zippered compartments and two carrying handles for easy and secure transport. Plus, it has a mesh interior zippered pocket for small items as well. "I love the simplicity of the Calpak Clear Cosmetics Case. It's clear, so you can see all that you've packed away without having to dig around blindly while standing in your tiny hotel bathroom, but it is still chic and somehow avoids looking bulky despite having tons of space for all of your essentials," one of our editors says.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Women in Their 40s
Slip Silk Sleep Mask ($43, originally $50)
Shopping for the 40-something who has impeccable taste? Shop practical and luxe presents from our gift guide dedicated to women in their 40s. From fitness and wellness essentials to home finds that will elevate their space, this guide has it all. No matter what you choose, these gifts will impress and treat your loved one to something special.
Give their sleep routine a touch of luxury with the Slip Silk Sleep Mask. Celebrities like Ashley Tisdale and Shea McGee love using this mask as a part of their bedtime routine. One of our editors even put it to the test and says, "This Pure Silk Sleep Mask is great at blocking any and all lights, from the reading lamp on your bedside table to the LED lights that may be attached to your bed frame." Read our Slip Sleep Mask product review for more info.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Fitness and Wellness Enthusiasts
Shopping for the fitness enthusiast on your list? They'll appreciate getting the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. It can fit all their essentials while they're on the move — just be sure to get them their favorite color. It's the perfect size for stashing their keys, wallet, lip balms, and phone. They can use it for hikes, lifting weights, hot girl walks, and even just being out and about with friends. We're obsessed with this bag, and if you want to know why it's worth the hype, read our full editor review of the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag.
If you're looking for more clever presents for those who prioritize their wellness, shop our guide of the best fitness gifts for women here. It has useful picks like stylish ankle weights, a massage gun, a self-cleaning water bottle, and so much more.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Ambitious Women
The Five-Minute Journal ($30)
Our editors love The Five-Minute Journal for consistent self-reflection and gratitude practice. It's a great gift for those who want to prioritize journaling and create a connection with themselves. With this journal they'll be able to set the day's intentions, making it easier to tackle them. It's a fun and effective way to get their mind working in the morning, too. Read our review of The Five-Minute Journal for more on how this helped our editor become a morning person.
If you're looking for more presents for go-getters, we've got you covered. We have an entire guide on the best gifts for working women, featuring finds like a stylish kettle for their office, a planner, and a standing desk.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Best Girlfriend
Give your best friend something useful and fun for their self-care routine, like the editor-loved Hot Mess Ice Roller. This ice roller provides cooling, soothing relief to even the tensest of faces and provides a de-puffing effect. "I use the Hot Mess Ice Roller at least twice a day for a plethora of reasons: the cold feels refreshing on my skin, and the weighted roller is perfect for massaging out tension. The ice roller helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and swelling in my complexion, especially in my undereye area," a POPSUGAR editor wrote in this review of The Skinny Confidential Hot Mess Ice Roller.
Looking for other trendy presents to give your besties? We have an entire guide featuring this year's hottest picks, including makeup and skin-care sets, wellness picks that will enhance their life, cute jewelry, and other fun items. Shop more picks from our ultimate guide of gift ideas for the girlfriends in your life.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Her on Amazon
Nest Fragrances New York Festive Scented Votive Candle Trio ($45, originally $48)
You can never go wrong with gifting a set of festive candles for the holiday season, and this set from Nest will add a luxe flair to their decor. It comes with the bestselling holiday scent, a woodsy birchwood pine, and a spicy and warm ginger and vanilla bean fragrance. Plus, the votives are decked out in gold detailing, so they can use these as storage containers when they are burned through.
You can get this luxe candle set and other coveted gifts on Amazon. If you're looking for more ideas, shop our gift guide for the best gifts on Amazon for her.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Men in Their 20s
We know how hard it is to shop for the 20-something-year-old men in your life, whether it's a sibling, significant other, or friend. That's why we created a comprehensive guide to the best gifts for men in their 20s featuring picks like the latest gadgets, home and kitchen must haves, and even some sneakers.
Shopping for the espresso lover? The Wacaco Minipresso Machine is such a cool gift for any 20-something who loves coffee, especially if they're into hiking, camping, and any outdoor activities. They can use any of their Nespresso Original pods to make espresso on the go — just add hot water to the tank, unlock the piston, and pump it a few times to add pressure.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Men in Their 30s
Theragun Pro Percussive Therapy ($499, originally $599)
Men in their 30s can be notoriously hard to shop for, especially if they don't even know what they want for the holidays. No need to fret, because we have a curated guide to the best gifts for men in their 30s, featuring everything from the most stylish accessories and fitness and wellness must haves to plenty of tech.
The Theragun Pro will be a gift they'll thank you endlessly for; this percussive tool provides targeted relief to sore muscles and helps relieve tension anywhere. It has an accompanying app with a wide range of recovery routines that will make it easier than ever to relax.
Best Tech Gift Ideas For Men
Every year, we check out all the coolest and most innovative tech on the market — most of which makes for great gifts. If you're trying to figure out what's worth spending on, we're here to help. We created an entire guide to the best tech gifts for the men in your life. And even if you're not shopping for a guy, most of these picks are ideal for every gadget lover.
For the tech enthusiast in your life, there's no better gift than a pair of high-quality noise-canceling headphones. The Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are designed to integrate seamlessly into anyone's lifestyle and are suitable for workouts, lounging, traveling, and commutes. These over-the-ear headphones have a unique noise-canceling feature that monitors a user's routine and switches from active noise cancellation to ambient sound when appropriate. Read our complete review of the Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones here.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids Who Have Everything
Thames & Kosmos Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab ($15, originally $20)
If you're looking for a cool present that will impress the kids in your life, you have to think outside of the box. Luckily, we did that for you and put together the ultimate gift guide featuring unique presents for the kid who has everything.
This Gummy Candy Lab will let your little one play like a budding scientist and create their own gummy candy. They can make unicorn-, cloud-, and rainbow-shaped gummies. It's perfect for the kiddo with a sweet tooth or a knack for science or cooking.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For 4-Year-Olds
Water Doodle Mat ($27, originally $38)
Shopping for the kids in your life doesn't have to be difficult, especially with our guide to the best gifts for 4-year-olds. Along with this clever water doodle mat, we found fun things like a Lego set or a Magna-Tile set for those who love to build, Barbie's little sister Chelsea and her puppy, a set of Hot Wheels cars, and more.
Let them get creative and unleash their inner artist — but without the mess — with this water doodle mat. The cool thing about this mat is that it's reusable, portable, and perfect for little ones who love to draw. Fill a pen with water, let your kids draw to their hearts' content, and watch the creation disappear in three to 10 minutes. Then rinse, wash, and repeat.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For 7-Year-Olds
Zen Laboratory Slime Making Kit Toy ($20, originally $25)
Looking for cool gifts that'll impress the kids in your life? We created a guide to the best gifts for 7-year-olds, including fun picks like a crafting kit, a kayak, and a Bluetooth karaoke machine. And if you want to get them something educational, we found engaging activities like an interactive coding-based game, an electronic piggy bank that teaches them about saving money, and a bug catcher kit for exploring the outdoors.
It seems like every kid we know is obsessed with slime — so why not let them make their own? This kit comes with 18 different slime colors and even features a bonus glow-in-the-dark powder that can be added to slime to make it light up at night.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Tweens
Impala Rollerskates ($80-$130)
Shopping for a tween in your life can be challenging, as they aren't a kid anymore but they're not quite a full-fledged teenager. That's why it's important to get them something they'll cherish and adore as they grow, and that will really make them feel like themselves. We have a whole guide dedicated to finding and curating the best gifts for the tween in your life, so you don't have to feel stressed.
If your tween is obsessed with the "Barbie" movie as much as we are, you need to get them a pair of these Impala rollerskates. They can skate around the neighborhood and unleash their adventurous side. You can buy them in a wide range of colors, though we adore the retro vibe of these holographic ones.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For 16-Year-Olds
If you're looking for presents for the picky teen in your life, we have a curated guide to the best gifts for 16-year-olds. It has everything from fashion and beauty picks to the coolest tech and other fun finds. We found gems like a stylish JW PEI crossbody bag, a book about Harry Styles's fashion, the viral Stanley Adventure Quencher, and even a few picks for the gamer.
The beauty-loving 16-year-old will adore this DIY gel nail kit for all their at-home mani needs. It has everything they'll need for DIY gel manicures, including an LED curing lamp, gel nail polish, a cuticle stick, mini nail file, and 10 gel-polish remover wipes. This kit comes in a variety of colors like lilac, cherry red, pastel pink, and more. It's easy to use, too. Read our in-depth review of the Le Mini Macaron 1-Step Gel Manicure Kit.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Teens Who Love Tech
If you have a techie teen in your life, check out our guide to the best tech gifts for teens. It features cool picks like Apple products, an editor-backed Marshall Speaker, and even an instant photo printer.
If they're a gamer, they'll obsess over the Nintendo Switch, which has three modes of playtime — TV mode, tabletop mode, and handheld mode — for gaming whenever, wherever. When played in handheld and tabletop modes with the seven-inch OLED screen, they can enjoy an enhanced experience with the system's built-in speakers. It comes with a wide adjustable stand, a dock for TV mode, and 64GB of internal storage.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For College Students
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2 ($94, originally $100)
Shopping for college friends or looking for a cool gift to wow the young adult in your life? They deserve something special for the holidays, and we created a guide of the best gifts for college students filled with fun and useful presents they'll appreciate.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2 lets users print and hang pictures they took with their phones, with a polaroid effect. To add a personal touch, they can edit their photos with fun details and text before printing. They can even print photos from videos as well!
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Yankee Swap Gift Exchanges
Yankee swap gift exchanges require some serious creativity, especially if you want your gift to be the hit of the party. Whether it's something funny and quirky or unusually useful, or a present that gets them in the holiday spirit, we curated a guide to the best and most creative Yankee swap gift ideas for all your holiday party needs.
This shower wine glass holder is perfect for wine lovers and those who love to pamper themselves. They can unwind in the shower or take a relaxing bath after a long day with their favorite drink within reach.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For White Elephant Gift Exchanges
A white elephant gift exchange is no doubt a fun time, but we understand how nerve-wracking it can be to get a present that truly impresses the group. To help you out, we curated a guide to the best white elephant gift ideas under $50. From entertaining gag gifts to cool finds everyone will want to steal, these gifts are impressive and stay on budget.
If your friends love karaoke, get this wireless Bluetooth karaoke microphone. It has a long battery life and features a voice changer that'll send listeners into hysterics. Plus, you can even record performances. This fun present will turn your Christmas party into a karaoke bar.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Secret Santa Gift Exchanges
Secret Santa gift exchanges can be tricky, especially if you need to gift someone you're not close to. That's why we created a comprehensive gift guide of the best Secret Santa gifts under $50. You can shop everything from funny gag gifts and unique yet useful finds to cozy seasonal essentials they'll surely appreciate.
Getting your Secret Santa something cute and useful is never a bad idea, and this luxe throw blanket from Nordstrom is surprisingly affordable. It looks and feels plush, making it an ideal accessory for the cozy season. There's nothing like snuggling up with a soft blanket when the weather gets chilly. It comes in a variety of chic colors as well.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Men For Secret Santa Gift Exchanges
PhoneSoap 3 UV Phone Sanitizer & Charger ($37, originally $80)
If you're clueless about what to get a guy for a Secret Santa gift exchange, don't worry, we've got you covered. We know how tough it can be to shop for the men in our lives, but we found some clever picks that they'll appreciate in this guide to the best Secret Santa gifts for men. From cool tech and staple fashion to self-care picks, these presents will put a smile on anyone's face.
Get the PhoneSoap 3 for the guy who loves unique gadgets. The cool device uses UV lights to sanitize phones to 99.9 percent germ-free while also charging them. He can even clean his card holder, keys, and other small items. It comes in a variety of fun colors as well. Read our in-depth review of the PhoneSoap 3 phone sanitizer and charger.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Grandparents
Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe ($109)
Grandparents deserve the best this holiday season, and there's no better way to spoil them than with something that makes them feel appreciated. You can shop our curated guide to the best holiday gifts for grandparents and choose from a wide variety of options, including presents perfect for relaxation and self-care, thoughtful personalized picks, or finds that indulge their hobbies or interests.
Pamper your grandparents with this editor-loved Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe. Made from a super-soft Turkish cotton, it will be their go-to when they're relaxing at home. One of our former editors wrote, "The soft texture just might be one of the most luxurious-feeling things I've ever lounged in. . . . It's lightweight but also comfy and cozy. I don't feel too hot or too cold, and it's the perfect choice for spring as the weather warms up. I literally never want to take it off." Read the rest of her in-depth review of Parachute's Cloud Cotton Robe here. The robe is available in sizes XS to 3X and comes in a variety of stylish colors.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Those Who Appreciate a Gift Card
Amazon.com Gift Card ($25-$500)
If you're shopping for someone who's particularly picky or you just want to save yourself the stress of deciding what to get, you can't go wrong with a gift card. Getting your loved one a gift card can still be meaningful, especially if you get them a gift card to their favorite store. Whether you're shopping for a beauty lover, a trendsetter, a foodie, or someone who just loves to shop, there are plenty of unique and popular options to choose from in our guide to the best gift cards.
One of the most useful gift cards you can give this holiday season is an Amazon gift card. They can shop for a wide range of products, whether it's finally splurging on home decor, filling up their wardrobe with stylish pieces, or even groceries.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Taylor Swift Fans
Although a friendship bracelet is a thoughtful treat for the Swifties in your life, go the extra mile and get them something that celebrates their love for Taylor Swift. From merch inspired by each of the eras to collectible vinyls, check out our ultimate gift guide for the Taylor Swift fan and get them something they'll truly adore.
The Swifty in your life is sure to love this necklace that's inspired by Swift's signature. (It's probably the next best thing to an actual autograph from Swift.) You can also get them a nameplate necklace inspired by "1989," "All Too Well," "Lover," or "Reputation," from the same Amazon listing.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas For the Teacher Who Deserves Something Special
Starbucks eGift Card ($15-$500)
There's no better time to show the teachers in your life how much you appreciate them. We curated a guide of the best gift cards for teachers, including options from Target, ClassPass, MasterClass, Netflix, and more.
Treat your favorite teacher to plenty of morning pick-me-ups with a Starbucks gift card. They can use it for coffee on busy mornings or fuel up with baked goods and sandwiches.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas From Oprah's Favorite Things List
Get them something cozy and luxurious to keep them toasty during the chilly weather, like a set of Barefoot Dreams's bestselling CozyChic socks. These ultra-soft socks will deliver all the luxurious warmth this winter. These are a great gift for anyone on your list — especially since they are Oprah-approved.
Looking for more interesting presents to give your loved ones this year? You can shop more ideas we love from Oprah's Favorite Things List here, including delicious hot sauces, an indoor pizza oven, plush loungewear, and the editor-backed TheraFace Pro facial device.