Today on POPSUGAR Live!, we're bringing you the best of our holiday gift guide content. Whether you're shopping for Mom, your sister, the kids, or that impossible-to-shop-for friend, we have you covered! See our picks in categories like Under $100, Edible Gifts, Luxury Gifts, Hostess Gifts, Gadgets, and more. Click play to watch now!
Being a 20-something woman these days can be overwhelming, to say the least. You're navigating the anxieties of postgrad life as an "adult" (whatever that means), sorting through the ups and downs of dating, trying to hold onto friendships with your girlfriends who may be in different stages of life, and hunting for your dream career. Not to mention comparing yourself to all your Facebook friends who look like they have it all figured out, even though — let's be honest — they don't know what they're doing either.
If you have friends in her 20s who's on the verge of a quarter-life crisis, then here's what to give her this Christmas. I've selected a collection of books with poignant advice, hilarious personal experiences, and worst-case scenarios to help her (or you) get over the my-life-is-hopeless hump — or at least laugh about it!
White Elephant, Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa — call it what you will, but the one thing that faithfully remains constant? The task of trying to find a cute, cheap gift that everybody will love. Thankfully, that's where we come in. Not only will all of these baubles, wares, and accessories elicit glances of envy from other swappers — and maybe even a few chuckles — but they all ring in under $15. It's time to start swapping.
Wondering what devices to wrap and give this year? Allow tech reporter and host of Spike TV's All Access Katie Linendoll to serve as your iSanta this holiday season. As Katie told us, "While there are the obvious must haves — à la Xbox One and PS4 — I’ve put together a list of some less obvious choices to Tech the Halls. Now pass that eggnog!"
Not to brag, but we here at POPSUGAR Fashion know a thing or two about gifting. As diligent market editors, we've spent many late nights poring over the latest seasonal merchandise, visiting showrooms, and leafing through lookbooks, and we've curated shopping guides for everyone on your list — whether it's the men in your life, the moms, or even the furriest of friends.
But what about us? We've seen it all and we tend to think you might get a few ideas from sneaking a peek at what's on our wish list this year. After uncovering everything from budget-friendly box clutches under $25 to the accessories of our ultimate fantasies, we're sharing our holiday favorites at every price — along with a few gift-giving memories of our own.
As a judge on Top Chef, you know Gail Simmons has great taste in food. But the culinary expert, TV personality, and Food & Wine special projects director also happens to have great taste in holiday gift picks, too. She gave us the lowdown on what she's really coveting this year. Here's what's at the top of her wish list.
The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook
"After years of work on this project, chef Michael Anthony and Danny Meyer have published The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook ($30, originally $50), one of the most beautiful cookbooks I’ve seen in years. It's big and glossy and drool-worthy, and I want it!"
Michele Varian Large Baguette Board
Keep reading for more of Gail's top gift picks.
Got a little one who can't stay away from the field, rink, court, or greens? Be glad! His or her novice athletic skills are a great way to learn about the values of teamwork and fair play, make lifelong friends, and stay fit. Reward your athletic tot (or sideline-sitting baby) this holiday with one of these spectacularly sporty gifts!
If your gift list has a person with cool, effortless style, impress her with modern design. Between the geographic lines and clean finishes, these minimalist accents are anything but boring. Whether you opt for a polished vase or a contemporary ornament, these affordable picks are sure to impress the design-lover on your shopping list!Shop the entire gift list after the break!
Just because running isn't a gear-heavy sport, doesn't mean the runner in your life won't appreciate a few gifts to inspire her training, lift her spirits when the going gets tough, and celebrate her big finishes. Here are some great ideas for the women on the run in your life.
— Additional reporting by Leta Shy
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that means it's time to get gifting! Our editors have rounded up some of their favorite items to help you pick the perfect present for that special friend, family member, or co-worker. We've got 100 great ideas to make the giving even easier this year, and if you're still stumped, check out even more gift guides to get you started. Happy holidays — and happy shopping!