From practical Secret Santa gifts to gotta-have-it gadgets, these thoughtful finds are sure to make them feel special this holiday season. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, a commerce editor at Real Simple, spoke with dayna isom johnson, Etsy’s trend expert, and gifting expert Laura Jennings to narrow down the best picks for everyone on your list.
For the traveler on your list, a Sherpa lined backpack is the perfect solution for chilly offices and plane rides. This popular choice has breathable shoulder straps and multiple compartments to hold their electronics, clothing, and shoes, plus it’s available in a variety of colors and patterns so you can customize it for their style. If he’s always up for a laugh, a dad joke book will give him all the material he needs to re-live old favorites or add some new ones to his repertoire. If she loves to write and send letters, a set of personalized note cards is the perfect addition to her stationery collection. The customizable set includes four floral borders and her full name, along with a return address for a more personal touch.
The home chef will appreciate a high-quality, yet affordable air fryer that can cook fries, chicken, and more in less time than a traditional deep fryer. She’ll also love this lavender-themed self-care box that will help her decompress during busy times, featuring a soy-blend candle, pillow spray, and sleep mask. The best part? It’s monogrammed with her initials so she thinks of you every time she uses it. Gift Ideas