Dec 3, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide 2021

I’ve rounded up some of my personal favorite gift ideas for all types of personalities on your list.

Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Perfect for the Home Cook

Girl and Dug Farms Subscription

Girl and Dug Farms Subscription

Buy unique and specialty produce delivered to your doorstep. Whether a gift for yourself or for someone else you can pick from their subscription boxes.

Ooni Pizza Oven

My husband received this as a birthday present and it’s been one of the best things we’ve gotten this past year! It’s been so much fun making pizza and hosting our friends. We have the 12″ wood pellet version – the Ooni Fyra. It’s perfect for pizzas on our rooftop.

Ooni Pizza Oven - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Chappaquiddick Wood Company Bowl

Chappaquiddick Wood Company Bowl

These wood goods come from Martha’s Vineyard produced entirely on the island. You can even tell where on the island the wood came from.

Italian-American Cookbook

The cookbook by the chefs behind the Michelin-starred NYC restaurant, Don Angie, will be a hit with any home cook. Recipes include the famed rolled lasagna to classics like chicken parmesan.

Italian-American Cookbook
Hawk Vintage Glassware - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Hawk Vintage Glassware

I love the unique, vintage barware from Hawk Vintage. This woman-owned small business has some incredible finds. I have a set of vintage crystal wine glasses that I cherish.

Bamboo Steaming Baskets

Make your favorite dumplings from scratch at home, pick up dumplings from Trader Joe’s or order from places like Nom Wah on Goldbelly. Having a steamer basket goes a long way for perfect steamed buns or dumplings.

Bamboo Steaming Baskets - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Perfect for the Hostess

Leon Circle Wine Club

Leon Circle Wine Club

This wine shop in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn offers a wine club featuring three bottles of natural wine a month.

Matchbook Diaries Prints

Choose from a selection of well-known restaurants and bars for a unique gift. I’m deciding between a few memorable meals to add one to my bar cart.

Matchbook Diaries Prints - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Backgammon Set - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Backgammon Set

Since watching The Queen’s Gambit earlier in the year I became set on finding activities like chess or backgammon that would get me off my phone. This leather backgammon set makes for a functional coffee table display.

SodaStream

Love fizzy water? A Soda Stream is a more sustainable alternative to buying cases of Perrier. I like that it’s cordless – it only requires the CO2 cannister so it can be kept out of sight under a counter for easy use.

SodaStream - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Candle Damsel Candles

Candle Damsel Candles

This women-owned small business uses vintage barware as the containers for hand-poured candles.

Hudson Valley Seed Collection

Get your favorite green-thumb ready for spring with heirloom garden seeds.

Hudson Valley Seed Collection

Perfect for the Homebody

Donni Henley Sweatpants

Donni Henley Sweatpants

Donni, an LA based, women-owned company makes some of the comfiest activewear with pearl embellishments.

Mini Uggs

2007 is back in a stylish way with these cozy cropped Uggs.

Mini Uggs
Virtuvi Diffuser - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Virtuvi Diffuser

Add your favorite essential oils to the stone diffuser to make any room smell amazing.

Ember Mug

This app-controlled smart mug keeps your coffee hot for hours. The temperature can be set to an exact desired temperature.

Ember Mug - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Book of the Month Club

Book of the Month Club

This book subscription service offers a selection of five books every month to choose from. The service acts as a large book club featuring popular books and trendy titles that are already vetted beforehand.

Boll and Branch Waffle Blanket  

This blanket is the perfect layer to add to your bed for winter.

Boll and Branch Waffle Blanket  

Perfect for the Traveler

Brother Vellies Cloud Socks

Brother Vellies Cloud Socks

These one size fits all cotton socks are incredibly comfortable and perfect for winter. The women-owned and Black-owned NY-based business was created with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices at a sustainable company.

Personalized Phone Case

Maison de Sabré has leather phone cases in an array of colors that can be personalized with an embossed monogram.  

Personalized Phone Case
Bellroy Tech Kit

Bellroy Tech Kit

I have so many cords and chargers to take with me when I travel from my computer and camera cords to phone chargers this helps to keep them all organized within my bag.

Equilibria CBD

This subscription-based CBD company has products for every type of need. The relief bundle includes a tincture with soft gels and relief balm perfect for a stiff back from travel.  

Equilibria CBD
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks

I always bring a few eye masks in my bag when traveling to combat puffy eyes and dry skin.

Raen Sunglasses

These unisex sunglasses from the California-based company come in an array of colors.

Raen Sunglasses - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Arsn The Label Ring

Arsn The Label Ring

With creative names like “Your Rolex Doesn’t Impress Me” or “3AM Feelings”, anything from this women-owned and queer-owned jewelry line makes the perfect gift.

Perfect for Pet Parents

AirTag

We got an Apple air tag for my dog Benson and a case that clips onto her collar from Amazon. Since we live in a city I like knowing that I can track her with find my iPhone.

AirTag - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Aesop Animal Wash - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Aesop Animal Wash

Do I spoil my dog? Yes. But this soap made with lemon, tea tree and spearmint makes her smell so good after her baths!

Rope Toy

This eco-friendly, minimalist twisted rope toy is great for larger breeds who like to play tug-of-war.

Rope Toy - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Dog DNA Test - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Dog DNA Test

This DNA test shows the dogs genetic breed makeup as well as testing for any health risk markers.  

MetroCard Dog Toy

Even though your dog can’t ride the subway they are sure to love this plush toy.

MetroCard Dog Toy - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Perfect Inexpensive Gifts Under $30

Luxe Sugar Cubes - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Luxe Sugar Cubes

These instant cocktail sugar cubes just require the addition of liquor for a Manhattan, old fashioned or Moscow mule.  

Holy Tshili Everything Chili Crisp

This Jewish-Chinese mashup is not your typical chili crisp. With everything bagel spices including sesame seeds and crispy garlic in sesame chili oil this sauce is the perfect spice addition to rice dishes and noodles. Their furikake is also incredible over an Emily Mariko inspired salmon rice bowl.

Holy Tshili Everything Chili Crisp - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Beesponsible Honey Flight - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Beesponsible Honey Flight

A flight of premium raw honey featuring four varieties: clover, wildflower, orange blossom and berry.

SipCaddy

Unwind in the shower or bath with a glass of wine or beer. Sometimes it just tastes better in the shower.

SipCaddy - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Karaoke Microphone - Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Karaoke Microphone

Anytime someone brings this gift to a white elephant party it’s always the most stolen gift.

Donate to a Good Cause

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood provides reproductive healthcare to women around the country including mammograms and birth control. I have a reoccurring monthly donation scheduled.

ROAR NY

Donations to the ROAR 501(c)(4) will support our legislative advocacy agenda which focuses on creating a more equitable workplace for all workers and a more sustainable model for independent restaurants in New York City. 

ROAR NY
Feeding America

Feeding America

Feeding America is a United States–based nonprofit organization that is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies.

Equal Justice Initiative

EJI protects basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. We are committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the US.

Equal Justice Initiative - Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is working to close the gender gap in tech. Today, only 24% of computer scientists are women. The biggest drop off of girls in computer science is between the ages of 13 and 17.

Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For more ideas check out my previous gift guides here:

My Holiday Gift Guide 2020 / 2019 / 2018

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