We still have some time to shop for holiday gifts. But with shipping delays and stocking issues, it’s best to get all of your shopping done early!
I’ve always loved shopping for holiday gifts. When I was 9 years old, I had a collection of 1976 quarters that I saved. It was the year of the country’s bicentennial, and those specialty quarters were always a treasure to find!
I collected and saved all of the change I could find, and at the end of the year, I announced to my Mom that I wanted to buy gifts for everyone in the family… with my own money!
So, we headed to the local discount store and I purchased something for my parents, grandparents, and all of my cousins. This is my first memory of how special it feels to find that “perfect” holiday gift… and the joy that gifting brings to both the gifter and the recipient.
I share this memory with you all because I want you to know that I put a lot of thought into the gift ideas I share with you all. Truly, if I wouldn’t give it as a gift, I wouldn’t put it on Just Jill!
So, if you’re stumped by what to get your sister-in-law, a college-aged granddaughter, a dear friend, or a kind neighbor, I hope these ideas take away some of that holiday stress.
Oh, and a few of these finds are also ON SALE! So snag them quick!
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My Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas
First up is this Bluetooth shower speaker. It’s the perfect gift for my 16-year-old son, Trevor. He’s at the age where he’s getting tough to shop for… how many baseball team shirts does a kid need?
He loves music and I often hear him belting out tunes in the shower. I think he’s going to get a real kick out of this item. He won’t expect it, but he will totally enjoy it!
Plenty of people are still working and studying from home which sometimes means sitting in a dark room for most of this day. Luckily, this Verilux Happy Light is designed to, well… make you happier!
I use this lamp every time I’m working from home in our basement office. I really do think it makes a difference in my mood and performance, as opposed to working in a darker space.
The idea with these light therapy lamps is that they expose you to boosts of “good for you” light to alleviate the winter blues. They may also help you overcome fatigue and reset your sleep cycle. The light is free from UV, so it’s safe for the skin and eyes. Plus, the Happy Light emits 10,000 lux of brightness, which is recommended for effectiveness and safety.
I’m obsessed with this stainless steel soap dispenser from simplehuman. It can also hold hand sanitizer! If you ask me, this looks so much nicer on a countertop than a plastic bottle. I also love that it’s touchless!
All you have to do is place your hand under the spout, and the smart pump dispenses the right amount of soap/sanitizer. You can even control the amount of product it gives you depending on how close you place your hand to the dispenser. Pretty smart if you ask me!
This UGG Throw is so soft and plush that I bought two of them! What I love about them is that they’re reversible. So, you can flip it over if you’re trying to achieve a whole new look for your room.
Great for sitting by the fireplace while drinking cocoa!
I don’t know a person out there who LOVES to blow dry their hair. That’s why I love this hair turban from Aquis.
It’s made with very fine strands of microfiber that absorb excess moisture. But because the strands are smooth and silky, they don’t rough up the hair! Translation? Less frizz and less blow-drying.
My daughter is in college and requested one of these turbans… so if you’re stuck on a gift for a teenage girl, this is a great pick!
This classic pillar candle looks so pretty for the holidays with the bright red berries.
These candles always make great gifts for families with little ones, pets, or anyone in an assisted living community where a real flame candle wouldn’t be allowed. It’s a simple gift that offers a lot of enjoyment!
I get such a kick out of little kitchen gadgets like this brown sugar bear! Brown sugar has the tendency to harden if you don’t use it often. This little guy is here to help!
Simply soak him in water and place him in your brown sugar container to keep it soft and moist. This is my favorite kind of stocking stuffer… different, practical and inexpensive!
I think the idea of this magnetic, collapsible straw is great for anyone on your list. It folds down and fits inside its own case. It’s also super easy to clean and helps reduce the enormous amount of plastic waste that straws contribute to!
I also think it’s a good idea for lunchboxes when kids head back to school. Nifty, but still pretty cool.
I love a good cordless vacuum because it’s so convenient and practical. When I learned that Miele was entering the space, I decided to splurge and get one for myself!
The verdict? I couldn’t be happier! You can learn more about it in my “Easy Ways I Like to Refresh My Home” blog.
Happy Gift Giving!
I hope my holiday gift ideas have provided you with some fresh finds for the people on your Christmas list. I always enjoy the thrill of the hunt in tracking down new products to share with you!
And in case you missed it, you can find a roundup of all of my gift ideas in this blog (plus a few more) in my video above! I know it’s from last year, but the good news is that all of the items are still available!
From my holiday home to yours,