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13 Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas To Show You Care [2021]

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Christmas is near, and that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts. The weeks will go by quickly, and you don’t want to be stuck in a rut on Christmas Eve. Wondering what the best gift choice for your loved ones will be this year? Let’s take a look at 13 amazing Christmas gift ideas for 2021! 

1. Reusable Masks

Gauze Muslin face mask

In today’s time, you can never have too many masks. They’re useful and, in most cases, necessary. That’s why reusable masks are a great stocking or basket stuffer for Christmas this year!

People have gotten creative with their masks, so there are so many designs and customizations to choose from. Make mask shopping for your loved one fun with masks with fun textures, Christmas colors, fun characters and more! 

2. Outerwear

Woman wearing a sweater from Goumi Kids

Have you ever been stuck without a sweater or jacket during a randomly chilly day? Yeah, we all have — and that’s why outerwear will always be a great Christmas gift idea. Make sure that your loved one has enough sweaters and jackets in their wardrobe to keep them warm, especially on days they may not expect it.

Stylists recommend having no less than three jackets in your closet each year so that even when the weather gets chilly, you still look stylish. Add some variety to your loved one’s wardrobe this Christmas with new sweaters, sherpa jackets, vests, or whatever matches their style!

3. Wooden Ornaments

Wood chip ornaments with photos painted on

Looking for something sentimental and memorable?  Wooden ornaments are a durable and unique option that will always remind the recipient of the Christmas you spent together. Choose from a nature scene, personalized photo or cute pawprint

Wooden ornaments are perfect for minimalistic and eccentric gift-giving. And best of all, they are much more environmentally friendly than plastic ornaments. You can rest easy knowing that your Christmas gift will last for a long time and also prove useful every single year.

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4. Planners

Birds eye view of a woman and her planner

Planners are always a great end-of-year gift. Gift your loved ones a planner for Christmas to encourage them to start the new year off right! There’s even an option for your zero waste friends

Planners are great for your friends and family who love being organized or even those who are trying to be more organized. Whether your loved one is a student, remote worker, or office manager, they can definitely benefit from a planner.  

5. Bath Bombs

Bath bombs

Encourage your favorite person to spend more time relaxing and unwinding with bath bombs! Having a consistent self-care routine should be a part of everyone’s week. Bath bombs are a great gift for singles, spouses, the young, the old — no matter who you are, a bath bomb brings that idyllic bath time relaxation. 

With moisturizing and cleansing properties, bath bombs will leave your skin feeling soft, silky, and refreshed. They’re perfect for releasing tensions after a long day or on a Sunday before a new week with an intense schedule. 

6. Signature Wedding Frames

Black wedding photo with signatures in a silver frame

Gift your beloved spouse or favorite couple with a signature wedding frame for Christmas this year. Whether they’re newlyweds fresh from honeymooning or a seasoned couple, a wedding frame is a beautiful and meaningful gift. Add your favorite wedding photo, initials, and a date to make wedding frames even more heartwarming!  

7. Home Decor

Wooden village in front of a snowy window

Home decor is often the final piece needed to make a home actually feel like one. Having furniture in a home just isn’t enough. Uplifting home decor will add a truly inviting and warm presence to any space. What truly makes a house a home is rugs, unique home decor, art, and more. It doesn’t matter if you’re a renter or homeowner — filling your home with personality-filled items is a necessity. 

8. Humidifiers 

Bamboo humidifier and difuser in one

Our Christmas gift ideas list wouldn’t be complete without a humidifier. Let’s get real: every house needs at least one. Humidifiers always make a home so much more comfortable, especially for those who suffer from dry skin, eyes, and nasal passages. 

These small but mighty tools add moisture to the air and can improve the air quality in a room. This leads to higher quality sleep and spending less time suffering from the irritants in the air! 

9. Kitchen Essentials 

Modern kitchen with open shelving

You should never feel like brand new cookware sets, chinaware sets, or kitchen towel sets are too boring to give someone. Anyone who has experienced even just one day of adulting will know that the need for kitchen essentials is often overlooked. 

Kitchen essentials are a gift that people don’t even realize they need — until they actually need it. Remember when your friend wanted to try a new recipe, but she didn’t have enough pots to pursue it? Or when your cousin wanted to host a small dinner party but didn’t have enough utensils?

Gift newlyweds, friends who are moving out for the first time, or even your parents a brand new set. We promise they’ll start the new year with a huge smile on their face. 

10. Custom Jewelry 

Woman wearing a necklace with morse code

Matching best friend bracelets and necklaces aren’t out of style yet, and they never will be. Custom jewelry is an awesome gift idea for close friends, spouses, in-laws, parents, and anyone else you have a tight-knit relationship with. 

Engrave names, dates, or inside jokes onto bracelets, necklaces, or rings to create a heartfelt Christmas gift. For master sleuths, you can also send your message through morse code, like the picture above. To the untrained eye, it’s just a necklace. But to you and your loved one, it’s a meaningful token of your love and appreciation. 

Jewelry is a sentimental gift that can literally last a lifetime — just like your bond with your loved one.

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11. Bluetooth Earbuds

Bose bluetooth earbuds

As each year goes by, earphone jacks are disappearing from cell phones. Everyone could use a pair or two of Bluetooth earbuds

Grab a pair of quality earbuds for your loved one who never had a chance to get any. They’ll get to enjoy music while working out, commuting to work on a bus or carpool, or while gardening outside. 

12. Sneakers

Vegan sneakers from Avre

Many of us have been cooped up in the house for a long time. Gift your loved one with a brand new pair of sneakers to encourage them to spend more time in the great outdoors! Even after restrictions have been lifted, it may feel weird to go back outside. Sneakers will give an extra boost and motivate your loved one to take a quick walk. 

13. Socks

Cozy Socks From Everlane

There’s no such thing as too many socks! And best of all, they’ll go perfectly with the sneakers we just mentioned. Snatch up a pair of cozy socks for your loved one this Christmas.

The best part about the holiday season is that you don’t have to feel bad about spending $20 or more on a single pair of socks. 

You get what you pay for, and these wool-cashmere socks are sure to help bring in some holiday magic all year round.  


These are just some ideas to kickstart your Christmas gift plans this holiday season! We know how tricky finding the right present can be. With these gifts in mind, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life, and have a merry, merry Christmas!

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13 Christmas Gift Ideas: 

  1. Reusable Masks
  2. Outerwear
  3. Wooden Ornaments
  4. Planners
  5. Bath Bombs
  6. Signature Wedding Frames
  7. Home Decor
  8. Humidifiers 
  9. Kitchen Essentials 
  10. Custom Jewelry
  11. Bluetooth Earbuds
  12. Sneakers
  13. Socks

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