Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful.
But have no fear! I’ve lined up a list of unique gifts for every “type” on your list. And since I work in real estate, they’re all centered around home life. From the coffee snob to the sports enthusiast, these presents are the perfect way to bring beauty, function or a touch of whimsy to your loved one’s home this holiday season.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALWAYS IN THE KITCHEN
If the kitchen is their happy place, these gifts are sure to be a welcome treat.
- The Coffee Snob
Glass Pour-Over Coffeemaker – $36
This high-end pour-over system will help java lovers enjoy a perfect cup at any time.
- The Foodie
Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit – $30
Help your favorite gourmand create restaurant-quality meals with home-grown mushrooms.
- The Baker
Vintage Etched Cake Stand – $60
Thank the baker on your list with this lovely glass cake stand to display their creations.
- The Tea Aficionado
Flowering Tea Set – $25
This unique set takes tea to the next level with tea flowers that “bloom” in the included glass teapot.
FOR THOSE WHO WOULD RATHER BE IN THE BACKYARD
The nature-lover on your list will appreciate these presents that help them maximize the joy of the outdoors.
- The Gardener
Striped Garden Tote Bag – $37
This attractive and sturdy tote will help your favorite gardener keep their home’s exterior beautiful and welcoming.
- The Flower Lover
Monthly Flower Subscription – starting at $40/month
A regular delivery of farm-fresh flowers is sure to delight any fan of florals.
- The Environmentalist
Collapsible Metal Straw – $20
This high-quality reusable metal straw will help your recipient live out their values.
- The Outdoor Adventurer
Solar Phone Charger – $29
This solar charger is a must for campers—and a great addition to their home emergency kit.
FOR THOSE WITH THEIR NOSE TO GRINDSTONE
Lighten your loved one’s load with gifts designed to make their work and chores easier and more enjoyable.
- The Remote Worker
Home Office Lap Desk – $35
With this lap desk, remote workers can be productive anywhere—even on the couch.
- The Back-to-The-Office Worker
Bento Lunch Box – $27
This stylish lunch box will help your loved one keep up the healthy habit of a home-cooked meal.
- The Do-It-Yourselfer
65ft Laser Distance Measure – $50
This nifty device will replace unwieldy tape measures for your favorite handy person.
- The Clean Freak
Portable Sanitizing Travel Wand – $60
This UV wand kills viruses and bacteria to disinfect phones, shoes, and more without any wiping or washing.
FOR THOSE MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR HOBBIES
Of course, there’s a lot more to life than work. If you’re gifting a friend or family member who really lights up when they talk about their hobbies, we’ve got you covered.
- The Sports Enthusiast
Hockey Stick BBQ Set – $45
These BBQ tools made from repurposed hockey sticks are a great pick for sports lovers tired of the same old jerseys.
- The Bookworm
The Book Lover’s Journal – $13
Know someone who loves to curl up on the couch with a good book? This journal will help them keep track of what they’ve read.
- The Runner
Marathon Map Hydration Bottle – $36
Help the runner you love to stay hydrated (and motivated) with a water bottle inscribed with their favorite race route.
- The Tourist
Travel Backpack – $100
This lightweight backpack folds flat so it’s easy to pack, but it’s sturdy enough that the traveler on your list can use it to carry their new treasures all the way home.
FOR THOSE WHO PUT FAMILY FIRST
For many of us, the greatest joy in life comes from our relationship with our family. Help your recipient strengthen and celebrate those connections with these thoughtful gifts.
- The New Parent
4-in-1 Baby Food Maker – $155
If the new parents on your list are interested in making baby food at home, this tool is a must-have for mixing, steaming, and more.
- The Genealogy Fan
DNA Kit – $99
This DNA kit can help your recipient trace their geographical heritage and uncover their family history.
- The Pet Person
Custom Printed Socks – $25
These adorable socks will make any pet lover smile as they cozy up on the couch with their fur baby.
- The Documentarian
Mini Link Printer – $100
Put family photos on display with this gadget that essentially transforms a smartphone into a Polaroid camera.
READY TO GIVE YOURSELF THE ULTIMATE GIFT?
I want to be your real estate consultant through every season of life. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or ask for recommendations any time of year. And when you’re ready to give yourself the gift of a new home, contact me to talk about your options. From finding the right neighborhood to identifying the amenities you need, I’m always eager to help.