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Once upon a 1984 winter, Wham! sang about giving someone their heart last Christmas.

Ever the overachiever, I give a piece of my heart every Christmas – gift-giving is my love language.

With Black Friday and the Holidays fast approaching, I’ve put together a list for your loved ones that say ‘I love you’ in unique ways. After all, we all just want to feel seen and appreciated, and these gifts are sure to do just that. 

If they enjoy reading…

  • Book of the Month subscription box 
    • The company recommends five books, and you choose the one(s) you’d like. A fun gift if your loved one is indecisive or they like surprises…
  • Top Books from 2021
    • Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
    • Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
    • Second Place by Rachel Cusk
    • The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
    • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    • The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
    • In the Country of Others by Leila Slimani

If self-care to them means pampering…

  • Susannah Garrod Merry Moments Boxed Candle, Anthropologie
  • Laneige All Nighter Lip Set, Sephora
  • Gisou Honey Infused Haircare Set, Sephora
  • The Bath Duo Set, Glossier
  • 24 Days of Matcha, David’s Tea

If their love language is quality-time…

  • Gift Certificates 
    • Pottery Class
    • Cooking Class
    • Workout Class
    • All-Access Class Subscription, Master Class
  • Paint By Numbers of a family/friend photo
  • West Elm First Class Picnic Basket, for picture-perfect picnics
  • Popcorn and Movie Night Gift Box, Fountain

If they are a coffee addict…

  • Taste of the Season Gift Box, La Colombe
  • Keurig Advent Calendar
  • Nespresso Original Advent Calendar 
  • Noir Collection Limited Bundle, Chamberlain Coffee
  • Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

If they enjoy a good trend…

  • Uggs Classic Ultra Mini
  • Sherpa Nuptse Jacket, The North Face
  • Chillhouse Nails
  • The Five-Minute Journal

Wishing you a cocoa-filled and stress-free shopping experience this holiday season!

Bettina is a first year and a prospective Neuroscience major at the University of Virginia. She loves painting, baking, and planning eclectic events! She hopes you enjoy her various takes on topics that inspire her!
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