2021 holiday gift guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it can also be the most stressful – eek! But fear not, I am here to help. Whether it’s that coworker who you’re not quite sure what they want, the guy in your life, or if you’re shopping for yourself, my 2021 Holiday Gift Guide has a gift for just about any and everybody on your list! From the grand to the simple and thoughtful, this gift guide runs the gamut. These are all products I either already use and love or would love to get myself – so browse through, shop around, and here’s to a joyful, stress-free holiday season!

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2021 holiday gift guide home and kitchen

From decking out your kitchen with the coolest gadgets to keeping things tidy around the house, these are some of my home and kitchen faves for gifting (and receiving!)

  1. Our Place Always Pan
    This pan does it all, AND it looks good doing it!
  2. GoWise Air Fryer
    One of my most used kitchen appliances and sure to be yours too. This oven-style air fryer has enough space to cook multiple items at once, making meal prep a breeze!
  3. DASH Popcorn Maker
    Fresh, hot popcorn on demand.
  4. Cuisinart Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker
    The coolest gift for the ice cream lover on your list.
  5. iRobot Roomba i3 Robot Vacuum
    Give the gift of clean with this smart, wirelessly controlled robot vacuum.
  6. Mueller Austria Immersion Blender
    Perfect for smoothies, soups, and more!
  7. Aerogarden Indoor Garden
    Fresh herbs on demand – a perfect gift for anyone (even if they have a black thumb).
  8. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
    Mornings just got a little easier, and a little tastier!
  9. Dyson V8 Animal
    An absolute staple, especially if you have pets. This vacuum almost makes vacuuming fun!
  10. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
    Some foods are just better on the cast iron!
  11. Electric Gooseneck Tea Kettle
    Warm up with a hot beverage whenever you want it!
  12. Ninja 6 in 1 Indoor Grill
    This appliance does it all – grills, air fries, roasts, bakes, and dehydrates!
  13. Keurig® K-Supreme™ Single Serve Coffee Maker
    This coffee machine makes your morning cup of joe so simple, and it has a setting for iced coffee as well!
  14. SodaStream Terra Sparkling Water Maker Bundle
    Sparkling water (and soft drinks) on demand- cheers to that.
  15. Shiatsu Heated Back Massager
    I have one of these and it’s the BEST for neck soreness/tightness, especially after working from home all day at a desk.
  16. OXO Pop Baking Essentials Containers
    I use this exact set and it’s perfect for organizing everything from flour to sugar to chocolate chips!
  17. Furbo Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser
    The perfect gift for the pet-obsessed person on your list.
  18. 10.1 inch Digital Photo Frame
    A great way to display memories in a chic, dynamic way.
  19. NutriBullet Blender Combo
    From smoothies to soups, this thing does it all. Sure to make anyone smile!
  20. Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
    Chic, useful, and able to answer your every day questions, play music, control smart devices, and more.
  21. Personalized Charcuterie Board
    For the host with the most!
  22. Kitchenaid Stand Mixer
    Always on the top of every baker’s list – and for good reason. One of my most-used appliances!
  23. OXO 11 Pound Kitchen Scale with Pull Out Display
    For those recipes that call for exact measurements, this scale is the BEST.
  24. Anthropologie Cheese Knives
    Pairs well with good cheese and a beautiful charcuterie board!
  25. Anthropologie Plush Throw
    Sure to keep them (or you) cozy all winter long!
  26. BURST Toothbrush
    I’ve had mine for 2 years and I am obsessed with it. Bonus: cute colors AND they’ll send you replacement heads each month. Use code LCLYJF to save up to 40%!
  27. Capri Blue Volcano Candle
    I have this exact candle and it’s my favorite for a reason – best. smell. ever.
  28. Tea-For-One Set
    Know someone who prefers tea over coffee? This adorable set it sure to make their tea time a bit more fun!
  29. Custom Door Mat
    A must-have for any front door!
holiday gift guide clothes and accessories

What I’m wearing, giving, and hoping for!

  1. Colorblock Quilted Scuff Slippers
    These were on top of my list last year and for good reason – they keep your feet warm and toasty in the cold months and they look good doing it.
  2. Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag
    The perfect little bag for life on the go- I have it in black and wear it everywhere!
  3. Babe Lash
    I use the Essential Serum and Brow Serum daily for thicker, fuller looking lashes and brows. Code FOODBYTHEGRAM saves you 20%!
  4. Bala Workout Bangles
    Perfect for any workout, these are a chic way to step things up!
  5. Marc Fisher Platform Chelsea Bootie
    My go-to boots all season long.
  6. UGG Coquette Slippers
    The softest, coziest slippers – you’re welcome in advance.
  7. OFFLINE Real Me High Waisted Pocket Legging
    I absolutely LIVE in these leggings – they fit true to size, hold their shape, and the pocket is super convenient!
  8. Chain Crossbody Bag
    An effortless, adorable bag that goes with everything and adds a little sass to any outfit.
  9. Cable Knit Beanie
    Sure to keep you cozy and cute all winter long.
  10. UGG Fluff Yeah Slippers
    Fluff yeah.
  11. Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag – Fleece
    A cozier version of a favorite bag!
  12. Birthstone Charm Necklace
    A gift that is as thoughtful as it is chic!
  13. Daily Practice by Anthropologie Knit Lounge Set
    Cute and comfy- the perfect WFH fit.
  14. Colorfulkoala Leggings
    A perfect dupe for Lululemon leggings, at a fraction of the price.
  15. Sephora Best Sellers Beauty Must Haves Set
    Not sure what they’d like? Let your recipient try it ALL!
  16. OFFLINE Throwback Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
    The perfect oversized, casual crew for any look.
  17. Steve Madden Howler Boot
    A perfect lighter colored boot that goes with everything!
  18. Free People Puffer Coat
    Comes in a bunch of pretty neutral colors that go with anything!
  19. Alo Yoga Muse Set
    A versatile, chic set that you can wear together or separately!
  20. Madewell Corduroy Shacket
    A simple piece to throw over any outfit – keeps you cozy and chic!
  21. Nike Pegasus Sneakers
    A long time favorite, I love these for long walks or travel – light as air and SO comfy.
  22. Waffle Knit PJ Set
    My mom gets me PJs every year, and every year I love it.
  23. Boulevard Down Duster Coat
    Effortlessly chic and perfect for those in-between weather days.
  24. Rainier Jogger
    Warm joggers that actually look like real pants. Score!
2021 holiday gift guide for men

For dads, boyfriends, fiances, husbands, etc! Treat the men in your life to gifts they’ll love.

  1. Tile Tracker
    Would he misplace his head if it weren’t attached? If so, he needs one of these.
  2. Cooler Backpack
    Picnic, anyone? With capacity for up to 45 cans, this is perfect for the guy whos on the move (or loves to golf, picnic, etc).
  3. Oversized Waterproof Canvas Duffel Bag
    Practical, but looks chic! Perfect for weekend trips.
  4. Beer Infused Hot Sauces
    Hot sauce AND beer – all in one spicy package.
  5. Anker Portable Charger
    For the guy on the go!
  6. JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Speaker
    Perfect for jamming on the go – this little speaker has awesome sound quality and is waterproof! We have one and bring it EVERYWHERE.
  7. Beats Fit Pro Wireless Headphone
    Perfect for the active guy — these are great for workouts, working, or just jamming out. Tons of cool featuers (like noise cancellation and trasparency mode).
  8. Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi, Piano Black
    If you know a guy who loves a good espresso, then he’s sure to love this machine! Pair with some espresso pods for an amazing gift set.
  9. Holiday Cologne Sampler Set
    Tis the season to smell amazing.
  10. Apple Watch
    This watch does it all – tracks workouts, reads messages, and has tons of app integrations.
  11. Puffin Camping Insulated Beverage Holder
    Know a guy who is into the outdoors? Now his beverage can come along (and stay cool)!
  12. Travel Toiletry Kit
    Simple, spacious, and perfect for travel.
  13. Bluetooth Beanie
    This is especially great if he’s into winter sports and wants to jam on the slopes!
  14. Grill Master Gift Set
    Gourmet rubs for epic meals.
  15. Personalized Beer Bottle Opener
    Know a guy who loves a good brew? Get him this custom opener which he’ll be happy to display.
  16. Custom Docking Station
    Keep his desk organized when he works from home or the office with this chic docking station that fits everything!
  17. Whiskey Lovers Gift Box
    A fancy glass, cocktail essentials, AND jerky. Score. Pair with a nice bottle for the perfect gift.
  18. Bombas Socks 4 Pack
    The comfiest socks that are sure to become a staple in his wardrobe – great colors, no slip design.
  19. Death Star Cookie Jar
    Perfect for a Star Wars fanatic – fill with homemade cookies! And don’t worry, it looks cute.
  20. Engraved Whiskey Stones
    Keep his drinks cool without watering them down.
  21. DIY Whiskey Kit
    What’s cooler than making your OWN WHISKEY?! Any whiskey drinker is sure to love this unique gift.
  22. Grill & BBQ Gift Set
    Spices, rubs, and sauces galore.
  23. Mixology Glasses, Set of 4
    A beautiful addition to any home bar.
  24. Tushy Bidet
    Why are men always in the bathroom so long? Up his experience with this chic bidet!
edible gifts 2021 holiday gift guide

Is anyone surprised by this category? Like, at all? It’s exactly what it sounds like – delicious gifts you can ship to someone you love (or yourself).

  1. Mike’s Hot Honey
    Sweet, hot, and good on just about anything.
  2. TRUFF hot sauce + truffle oil gift set
    The ultimate gift for the truffle lover in your life!
  3. Sugarwish
    Let them pick their own tasty treats that will be shipped right to their door – perfect for that ‘hard to shop for’ person!
  4. Zola Bakes Rainbow Cookies
    Some of my favorite cookies ever (and so fun!)
  5. Zucker’s New York Bagels
    Fresh bagels, shipped right to your door.
  6. The Cookie Joint Cookie Fries
    They look like fries, but they’re COOKIES! What could be better?
  7. Crave Chocolate
    No better place to get your chocolate fix than at Crave! The s’mores clusters are my personal favorite. You can also get a gift tray which would be perfect for just about anyone!
  8. Holiday Hot Cocoa Bombs
    Just as cute as they are delicious!
  9. Old Fashioned Pralines
    I became OBSESSED with these when I was in Louisiana, and you can have them shipped right to your door!
  10. Popcorn Gift Box
    Once you pop, you won’t wanna stop.
  11. Chip City Cookies
    A bake-at-home bundle is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face
  12. Georgetown Cupcakes
    Their best selling dozen (and some of my favorite cupcakes).
  13. Pat’s Original Philly Cheesesteaks
    A Philly OG, shipped right to you!
  14. Best of Magnolia Bakery Sampler Pack
    A perfect smattering of Magnolia’s best-sellers.
  15. Bread’s Bakery Chocolate Babka and Rugelach
    If you’ve never tried, you must.
  16. Shortbread Society Billionaire’s Shortbread
    Chocolate, caramel, shortbread. Yum.
  17. Seasonal French Sweets Gift Set
    I’m honestly drooling even thinking about this one.
  18. Detroit Style Pizza 3-pack
    If you’ve never had Emmy Squared, then this is a MUST. Crispy edges, amazing toppings – the perfect pizza.
  19. Killer Brownie Best Seller 8-pack
    Ooey, gooey, flavor packed brownies that are sure to knock your socks off.
  20. Gratefull Box
    A mini set of tasting items from olive oil to nut butter to truffle salt!
under 25 2021 holiday gift guide

Before you shove another chapstick or candy cane into that stocking, check out some small, inexpensive gifts all $25 and under that are sure to make someone smile.

  1. Holiday Vibes Skincare Essentials Kit
    A great little pick-me-up for the skin!
  2. DASH Mini Waffle Maker
    One of the best things in my kitchen.
  3. Mug Warmer
    Tired of your morning coffee going cold? Then this needs to be on your list. Also makes a great, useful gift for that hard-to-shop-for person!
  4. Microwave S’mores Maker
    Perfect s’mores, hold the campfire.
  5. Zodiac Trinket Box
    A gift that says “you’re my favorite Pisces!”
  6. Simple Modern Insulated Tumbler
    A chic way to remind yourself (or someone else) to drink more water.
  7. Baggu Reusable Tote Bag
    Portable, packable, and saves on plastic!
  8. Cactus Dryer Balls
    Equal parts practical and cute!
  9. Fair Isle Sweater Can Sleeve
    Cute, cozy, and practical!
  10. Plant Moisture Meter
    Do you know someone who accumulated 20 plants in the last year? Then this is the perfect gift!
  11. Cheese Keeper
    Part gag gift, part actually really useful for the cheese lover in your life.
  12. Light Saber Chopsticks
    May the force be with you.
  13. Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
    For the person in your life who needs to relax!
  14. Makeup Eraser
    Pretty sure this thing is magic. Removes makeup with just water!
  15. Pocket Scrunchies, Set of 4
    The perfect stocking stuffer – these scrunchies are cute, discrete, and great for carrying little things on the go!
  16. Bees Wraps
    An eco-friendly (and cute) way to store things!
  17. Custom Photo Socks
    Sure to make them smile.
  18. Funny Kitchen Towels
    A cute gift for the cook in your life!
  19. Monogram Holiday Mug
    A perfect, useful stocking stuffer with a festive design.
  20. Monogram Colorblock Coaster
    A set of these + a nice bottle of wine makes for a perfect, simple gift.
  21. Stovetop Simmer Kit
    A unique gift that will make an entire home smell amazing!
  22. Very Merry Cocktail Book
    For the booze-aficionado!
  23. Monogram Journal
    Perfect for writing down your intentions, dreams, New Year’s resolutions, etc.
  24. Planter Bluetooth Speaker
    A perfect 2-in-1 gift.
small biz holiday gift guide 2021

Looking to shop small this season? Check out these awesome small businesses for gifts from A to Z!

  1. Custom Vitamin Subscription from Binto
    Give the gift of wellness with a custom vitamin subscription! Philly local and women-owned, Binto is made for women, by women (and healthcare professionals). Save 20% with code foodbythegram.
  2. Fine Jewelry from Desideria Collection
    You’re sure to WOW them with a stunning custom piece from Desideria Collection, which is a female-owned, Philly-local business! Tons of ready-to-ship options as well.
  3. A Class at Bake School
    Chef Abigail Dahan, Philly-fave and Chopped Sweets winner, runs an amazing virtual (and in person) bake school – a class would make for a super fun gift/date night!
  4. Abby’s Better Nut Butter
    The perfect gift for the nut-butter-lover in your life – Abby’s makes amazing flavors that are sure to wow. Save 15% off your order with code FOODBYTHEGRAM.
  5. Hygge Christmas Box
    A perfect cozy gift box for anyone on your list.
  6. Hot Cocoa Gift Set
    A cute, tasty gift for anyone on your list – in unique, minimalist packaging!
  7. DyeHardFan Merch
    The perfect gift for the sports fan in your life, this Philly-local, woman-owned biz makes the cutest tie-dyed sports gear!
  8. Pineapple Collaborative Holiday Oil + Vinegar Gift Set
    A set that is both practical and beautifully packaged, it’s all sustainably harvested and supports female farmers and growers.
  9. Personalized Song Keychain
    A chic way to share your favorite song.
  10. Lemon/Lime Tufted Key & Leash Holders
    JubiNYC is a female owned small biz out of NYC with incredible hand tufted creations that would make an amazing gift!
  11. Minimalist Gold Squiggle Ring
    Another awesome female-owned, small business out of NYC with really chic, minimalist jewelry that complements any look!
  12. Personalized Leather Toiletry Bag
    A beautiful, practical gift with a personal touch – great for the busy traveler!
  13. Personalized Pet Travel Mug
    For the devoted pet parent – put their beloved pet on a travel mug that’s sure to make them smile whenever they go in for a sip!
  14. Hand Stamped Birth Flower Necklace
    A gift as thoughtful as it is beautiful!
  15. Local Honey Gift Box
    A sweet little gift set from PA!
  16. Custom Pet Portrait
    A sentimental gift that honors the recipients beloved pets!
  17. Personalized Spoon
    Perfect for the ice cream or cereal aficionado.
  18. Personalized Adventure Beer Glass
    For the beer lover who also loves adventure – this glass is a beautiful, personalized gift.
  19. Custom Personified Pet Painting
    For that friend whose pet rules their life – a perfect (hilarious) gift.
  20. Personalized Luggage Tag
    An eye-catching, unique luggage tag – makes the perfect stocking stuffer!

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