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I am of the firm belief that if you want a chill Christmas, it’s imperative that you finish shopping for holiday gifts by Dec. 1. Then you can enjoy the cozy December vibes stress-free and take advantage of all of the Black Friday deals. Trust me, there are a lot this year.
Everyone in my family is excellent at holiday gifts — which is both a blessing and a curse. The goal is to strike a balance between useful, fun and personal while ensuring no returns are necessary. I’ve done a lot of thinking and research over the past few months (mainly in the Notes app on my phone) and have curated a holiday gift list for my family without going into credit card debt.
For my boyfriend…
My boyfriend is in law school, meaning he’s constantly stressed and hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in almost two years. This special sleep lamp from Hatch is a reading light, sound machine and time-to-rise indicator all in one. The ingenious device will help him customize his sleep environment — and keep it to his side of the bed.
Hatch Restore Smart Sleep Assistant, $99.99 (Orig. $130)
For my mom…
Although she’s always been into skin care, my mom has spent the past few years focusing on reversing the sun damage she sustained during her youth. Can you believe people just didn’t wear SPF in the 1970s?! Like every major celeb, she’s obsessed with the Augustinus Bader Cream. Thank god for Black Friday sales and a loving daughter!
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, $148.75 – $238 (Orig. $175 – $280)
For my dad…
One of the best things I’ve learned from my dad is the importance of finding a hobby outside of work. For him, it’s guitar. For my entire life (and beyond), he’s taken lessons and gone to guitar camps and is always looking for ways to improve his skills while having a blast. A MasterClass subscription is chockfull of guitar lessons from the greats like Carlos Santana and Tom Morello.
Plus, MasterClass has a 2-for-1 deal right now!
MasterClass Subscription, $15/month
For my brother…
Every year, my brother and I set a strict gift cap of $50. This way, we can spend our gift budget on our parents so they still love us. Kidding, obviously, but it’s important to us that we keep our gifts to each other simple. About a month ago, he sent me a link to this book. Because it comes in under the cap, I’m also going to throw in a Chipotle gift card because who doesn’t love Chipotle?
The Philosophy of Modern Song, $28.93 (Orig. $45)
For my grandma…
My grandma sold her house a few years ago and moved into a smaller condo. Slowly but surely, she’s been swapping out her old stuff to fit her new home aesthetic. I know she’s been eyeing a new tea kettle since she doesn’t have the counter space for an electric one. This Le Creuset kettle is ideal because it matches her Dutch oven. Plus, like anyone with taste, she adores Le Creuset.
Le Creuset Demi Kettle, $67.20 (Orig. $84)
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