Written by Amy Scalia
As you’re making your list and checking it twice, you might start wishing for Santa's magic and elves to help. Some gift ideas come easy, but there are others on the list who leave you just plain stumped. Before you pull out your wallet, close your eyes and start purchasing items at random, check out this holiday gift guide for four types of hard-to-buy-for people in your life.
The Self-Care Obsessed
You know the one. Their idea of the perfect night is a face mask, hot bubble bath, and maybe a foot and hand treatment if things get wild. Think candles or a diffuser with essential oils, a bath soak, and a Charcoal Mask.
Help them revisit thoughts from the day as they pamper with the “One Line a Day” book that makes a five-year journal and memory book. Or, make it easy on yourself (while keeping it thoughtful) and get an all-in-one Pamper and Relax Self Care Kit, Essentials Skin Care Set, or Pinch Provisions Holiday Kit.
For a gift that the eco-minded person on your list will love, consider some sustainable styles that they can feel good in and about. From cardio and crewnecks to denim and dresses, sweaters and shorts to turtlenecks and tanks, you’ll find a wide variety of sustainable pieces to fit any style for men or women.
Some favorites include the UpCycled Sweater Blanket, a cozy blanket made from recycled sweaters, a Recycled Cable Knit Dog Sweater, and Paddywax Candles. These sustainably made soy candles are made with a second life in mind, all poured in a vessel you’ll want to keep and reuse.
A gift for the one who’s always on the go, exploring the unexpected and up for any adventure, should be able to keep up with their every move. The Matador Hip Pack is a convenient, waterproof and hands-free place to comfortably keep all your essentials close. The Sherpa Parka for men or Cropped Puffer Coat for women are both water-resistant and come with backpack straps to keep you comfy and free to roam in any weather.
The Sherpa Pullover has a button collar and bungee hem to help you regulate warmth when you’re on the go. Cargo Pants are always a win for men or women on any adventure — because, well, pockets — and the Easy Convertible Pant take it a step further when they convert to shorts in a zip.
For an easy, curated case of cozy on-the-go essentials, opt for the Comfort Case, which is full of holiday essentials like a scarf, hat, candle, matches, lip mask, earrings and reusable canvas tote. Cozy socks and always-needed hand sanitizer make great stocking stuffers.
For someone who loves a good night (or week) in without leaving the house, anything to make home a sanctuary will be a win. Pillows and Poufs, or the appropriately named “Softest Throw”, Handknit Chenille Throw, Cozy Couch Throw and Weighted Blanket will make everything from a moment of peace or a night of comfort even cozier.
A lounge set — like the matching Lounge Jogger and Hoodie — are warm enough for winter nights, breathable enough when you're curled up by the fire, and stylish enough to be worn at home or (gasp!) out and about. Socks, Slippers, or even a Slipper Sock or Sherpa Bootie will keep them warm and comfy every step of the way.
We hope these gift ideas offer some inspiration and peace of mind. The extra consideration for 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!