Written by Amy Scalia
The holidays are here, and if you haven’t finished your shopping yet, you’re likely feeling the pressure. But no worries. Here are a few thoughtful gift and stocking stuffer ideas for everyone on your list that’ll have you saying “I got this,” and them saying “You get me!”
Enjoying the outdoors is even more joyful when you're prepared for anything. Be rain-ready with a Packable Anorack or Packable Swing Parka. Or, opt for the Quilted Puffer for extra warmth, a weather-resistant outer shell, and a messenger strap that keeps your hands free. Stay Handy Gloves, Cozy Up Scarf, or the Snow Day Bobble Beanie are also great gift ideas for the adventurer on your list.
Technically, this pretty much everyone right now. But the true homebody on your list, a Super-Soft Sock, Fireside Slippers, cozy blanket and sherpa pillow, or a festive Reed Diffuser with Peppermint Oil are thoughtful options. Matching flannel PJ sets are a must. From the Cabin Check PJ Top, Cabin Check PJ Short, Cabin Check PJ Jogger - paired with a Cozy Up Waffle Henley, Cozy Legwarmers or Fireside Moccasin - you can give a set to loved ones and a pair to yourself.
Candles are also a win, especially when there's something special about them. The Wanderlust Quartz Candle has a hand-picked quartz crystal that remains after the burn. The Kin Matcha Tea + Bergamot Candle comes in a beautiful jar that can be used afterwards for storing small items, or as a planter. Don't forget to add on a Candle Snuffer and fancy matches to complete the gift.
For the one who loves to entertain, an Artisan Cocktail Book or Ultimate Bar Book, a Stainless Steel Straw Set, Two-Sided Puzzle, or Dinner Party Candle will bring extra joy to their next gathering (whenever we can do those again). The Flikr Mini Fireplace is also a great gift idea. Cozy up by a fire and enjoy the warm glow without the fuss. Just fill it with rubbing alcohol, find a safe place, light, and enjoy the clean burn.
Help create an even cozier space for a loved one’s yoga and meditation practice. Whether they’re just beginning or a pro, there’s a yoga mat just for them. Keep it fresh with this Yoga Mat Refresher with aromatic tea tree and lavender. A comfy meditation pouf, calming candle, meditation stones and cleansing crystals offers even more comfort and functionality.
As big events are traded for intimate gatherings at home, the Platters and Boards book offers 40 recipes and pairings to easily whip up beautiful, casual spreads for any occasion. Journey through California's varied landscape one bite at a time with the California Living and Eating Book featuring 80 California-inspired recipes. Or cook up a new beauty regimen as The Beauty Chef Book offers great ideas and recipes that combine the joy of cooking with the science of nutrition for glowing skin.
We hope these gift ideas offered some inspiration and eased your mind. The extra thought of how they enjoy their time, and how your gift enhances it, will be a comforting connection that goes a long way. But just remember, your loved ones will cherish anything you give because it’s from you. From our UpWest Family to yours, Happy Holidays!