THE FOODIE FRIEND
A fancy cookbook
Be sure to plan a day to make some treats together!
A food-subscription service
A witty flask
Drinking on the go never looked this cool.
Holiday-themed cookie cutters
Make the holidays even sweeter with this gift idea.
A set of measuring spoons
A necessity for every great chef.
A pour-over glass coffee maker
Coffee has never tasted bougier.
A travel book
Help satisfy their wanderlust soul with a tour of some of the world’s great wonders.
A monogrammed keychain
It’s key to their heart.
A quirky tea infuser
How else will they steep their organic loose tea leaves from Berkeley Bowl?
An interior fragrance set
If candles — and open flames — aren’t their thing, try this sweet-smelling gift.
An assortment of succulents
The ultimate hipster gift. Simple. Cute. Instagramable.
A mechanical keyboard
Perfect for anyone looking for a more satisfying typing or gaming experience.
A portable Bluetooth speaker
To bring tunes to wherever their adventures take them.
A laptop decal
Help them make their laptop as bright and unique as their personality.
A statement phone case
It might not be waterproof or fall-proof, but they sure look cute.
A portable phone charger
When they’re at 1 percent battery, they’ll be thanking you for this gift.
A literature-themed mug
No one should have to struggle through “The Canterbury Tales” without a cozy mug by their side.
A set of Field Notes notebooks
Make sure they have some sturdy, handy notebooks to jot down their angsty thoughts.
A book (or two)
There are lots of great books out there, such as Min Jin Lee’s “Pachinko,” Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures,” Emily Suvada’s “This Mortal Coil” and Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad,” which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
For your environmentally conscious reader whose nightstand is getting a little too crowded with paperbacks.
THE BEAUTY BESTIE
A LUSH cosmetics gift set
Make bath time the most wonderful time of the year.
Temporary tattoos and glitter
Help them rock some cute designs without the commitment of having rainbow flowers stuck on their face forever.
A Glossier makeup set
Hop aboard the hype train with some makeup that’ll keep them looking fresh and fierce.
A subscription to the Dollar Shave Club
Regularly buying razors is both expensive and inconvenient. Sign them up for the gift that keeps on giving.
Cute enamel pins
The perfect accessory on any denim jacket or backpack.
THE STARVING ARTIST
A set of gel-ink pens
An essential for any budding artist.
Some ‘snarky’ pencils
Get a set of pencils embossed with the kind of genuine, reflective thoughts any fledgling poet might have, such as “I don’t know what I’m doing.”
A Wacom tablet
A great starter gift for any aspiring graphic designer looking to draw and create through a digital medium.
To capture all the memories. Don’t forget to buy film, too!
Television show or movie posters
Help them add to their growing collection of Wes Anderson film posters.
Attachable smartphone camera lens
Can’t afford a new camera? This affordable alternative is perfect for those trying to up their Instagram game.
THE GYM JUNKIE
A set of hair scrunchies
Whether they rock a man bun or a ponytail, these scrunchies ensure they stay trendy on the treadmill.
A practical gift to remind them to stay hydrated both in and out of the gym.
A groovy tote bag
How else will they carry their gym gear?
A Fitbit wristband
If they’re looking to get serious about their fitness and to track health goals like steps taken or calories burned, this gift will get them well on their way.
THE ADVENTUROUS ONE
A pair of binoculars
Help them get an even better view as they backpack and hike through nature.
A simple but handy tool.
To get just the right angle for that group photo.
A personalized passport cover
Make airport security a little more glamourous.
A stargazing guide
Expand their horizons with a guide to constellations and celestial bodies — perfect for camping trips.
A personalized mug with a photo of someone they hate
Make your friend face their worst nightmare with each sip.
A pack of batteries
“Gift not included.”
A lump of coal
For that special someone on Santa’s naughty list.
For those hard-to-reach spots.
THE WHITE ELEPHANT
A set of stickers
There are thousands of designs to choose from created by independent artists on sites such as Redbubble and Society6.
A stylish deck of cards
Ace your White Elephant gift exchange with this twist on a classic party necessity.
A unique puzzle cube
Anyone can solve a basic Rubik’s Cube these days.
A holiday greeting card
Simple but sentimental.
A pair of socks
Universally accepted and beloved.
A 2018 calendar
A foolproof gift.
Contact Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks at [email protected].