The holiday shopping season is in full swing.
If you're struggling with gift ideas, we're here to help.
Here are some of our favorite items for everyone on your list, from the fashionista to the minimalist.
(Make sure to check websites for the most up-to-date prices and any available discounts.)
M. Gemi’s The Danza ballet flats make the grade for style and comfort. Handmade in Italy with sustainable leather, this square toe ballet flat molds to the wearer's foot in just several wears. The soft tumbled leather fits like a glove and provides all-day comfort and elegance. Versatile enough for a night out on the town or dressed down with a pair of jeans, this is the ultimate gift for your sophisticated friend.
State Cashmere's Basic Crewneck Sweater is available for both men and women. The sweater features a relaxed fit and is made of 100% Inner Mongolian cashmere for sustainability and softness. The brand’s ethos is to empower its shepherds, while providing affordable luxury. These luxe cashmere pieces are meant to last for years to come.
Present your friend or that special someone with a personalized gift from BFFS & BABES, which makes cozy and trendy sweatshirts coveted by celebrities and fitness trainers alike. Founded by Chevy Berndt, the brand offers an assortment of colors and logos along with accessories to boot.
Bryan Anthonys Jewelry comes with a message. Treat her with the Tribe Friendship Necklace, which comes with a special card that evokes meaning to both the giver and the person wearing the piece. The Rays of Hope Locket Necklace is a beautiful piece that can be worn at different length options. Working in collaboration with Regarding Cancer, Bryan Anthonys will donate 10% of all proceeds for this piece.
The beauty maven
LAPCOS' Mask Collection provides an assortment of treatments to hydrate, tone and instill relaxation. LAPCOS is known as a leading affordable luxury brand for cruelty-free skin, body and hair care. The Korean beauty brand's mission is to offer unparalleled products that perform and transform, providing fun along the way.
Three Steps Body Care Relaxing Kit from The Nopo is an absolute must for any skincare enthusiast. This kit provides everything needed for rest and relaxation: an oatmeal, lavender and cedarwood soap, a relaxing lavender body scrub and relaxing body oil. Everything is handmade with natural and organic ingredients. The Nopo, also known as The Nomad Popup, was founded during the COVID-19 pandemic to connect shoppers with artisans from around the world. Each purchase supports product quality and fair-trade practices.
Beautycounter’s Countertime Carry on Set is the ultimate travel set, containing the best age-defying minis that come inside a stylish, reusable pouch. The set includes the entire Countertime regimen — cleansing oil, hydrating essence, radiance serum, antioxidant soft cream and the ultra-hydrating tetrapeptide supreme cream.
Do tiny homes and simplistic design bring excitement to your friend or loved one? Look no further than Balmuda, which offers aesthetically pleasing appliances that beautify any home. The brand’s toaster uses steam technology and a four-setting temperature control to deliver delicious bread and much more. The kettle is sleek and lightweight, creating the perfect pouring experience for any morning routine.
Even the accomplished home chef will be impressed with the efficient Home Cook Duo from Our Place. Pairing the brand’s most popular Perfect Pot and Always Pan in this bundle, your favorite cook will be able to bake, sauté and boil with just two pieces. Made of nontoxic and nonstick ceramic coating with sturdy aluminum for even heat distribution, the set comes in an array of inspiring colors.
Portmanteau Home offers a biannual collection featuring three new textiles from different regions to celebrate multiculturalism and authenticity. This season's offerings include tea towels, pillow covers and change pouches designed from India, Korea and Japan. Simplistic yet beautiful, these items are sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face.
The outdoor enthusiast
Campers and hikers will appreciate Orca’s Insulated Coffee Mug and 22-ounce Powder Blue Hydra. Both provide superior insulation and an ergonomic grip design. Headquartered in Nashville, Orca also offers a full range of hard-sided coolers, perfect for camping and RV trips. The brand offers some of the best products out there, all while creating jobs and giving back to the community through donations and scholarships.
New and expectant moms
Oribel PortaPlay Monsterland Adventures is an invaluable item for new moms. This baby activity center features stage-based playtime for your little one. As your baby grows and changes, so do the toys in PortaPlay. This helps to extend the use of the product, which also transforms into a functional table.
Expectant moms will love TruBliss Journey Bassinet, a 3-in-1 solution to the little one’s sleeping needs. Versatile and easy to transform, the design goes from a bassinet to a portable bed and in-the-bed sleeper — with no tools needed.
Little Unicorn's Big Kid Cotton Muslin Quilt – Meadow is perfect for naptime or playtime. Featuring four breathable layers that get softer with each wash, the versatile throw-sized quilt is the ultimate fun essential for pretend play and much more.
Osmo Math Wizard and the Fantastic Food Truck is the ultimate learning game as Chef Reina and her assistant Betty start their own food truck business. Virtually create ingredients with geometric shapes and prepare orders for hungry customers by cutting, blending and combining ingredients. The game helps foster creativity and problem-solving skills and is perfect for ages 6-8.
Cabbage Patch Kids dolls have been around for generations and continue to be a hit with youngsters. Each doll is dressed in fully removable clothing and comes with a special birth certificate. The dolls have vinyl heads and soft sculpted bodies. For an upgraded version, hand-stitched Cabbage Patch Kids and The Little People are individual works of art that are produced in Cleveland, Georgia, by local artists. No two are ever exactly alike.
Razor’s E300 Electric Scooter is the dream gift under the tree for any teen 13 and older. Offering the perfect ride with its impressive frame and 250-watt, high-torque, single-speed, chain-driven motor, the Razor E300 is perfect for meeting friends or just cruising around. Even adult riders will find a thrilling time with speeds up to 15 mph.
Your best pet friend
Dr. Cuddles Pet Beauty Box is great for both cats and dogs. It’s the ultimate grooming set including the Everyday Foaming Dry Shampoo, Shiny Teeth Dental Spray and Pawfect Gloss Bubble Shampoo. The shampoo is a pH-balanced formula that features camellia flower oil to condition the fur, while shea butter, aloe vera and vitamin E nourish sensitive skin. This kit will make your best friend feel, smell and look great.
This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Holiday gift guide 2021: Some of our favorite picks this year