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Best Holiday Gifts for the Giving Season (2022 Guide)

Regardless of who you’re shopping for, we’ve got gift guides to help you pick out the best tools, home decor, kitchen items, housewarming gifts, grilling items, woodworking tools, eco-friendly items and more.

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In This Guide: For Foodies | For Hobbyists | For Furry Friends | For Nature Lovers | For Homeowners | For Holiday Parties | FAQs

It’s that time of the year again when it’s time to start shopping for holiday gifts for your friends and family. But finding the best holiday gift can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start. Thankfully, the This Old House Reviews Team has you covered, so you don’t have to settle for another gift card. No matter what type of gifts you’re looking for, we have a gift guide to some of the best available items on Amazon.


For Foodies: Best Grilling and Kitchen Gifts

If you’re looking for the best gifts for a foodie this holiday season, these gifts are perfect for any grillmaster or amateur chef in your life.

Our grilling gift guide has everything you need for those who can’t get enough of firing up meats and veggies in the summer. This guide has gifts for experts and amateur grillers and features items from trusted retailers, such as a charcoal starter, a deluxe grill set, and even an indoor electric grill.

Meanwhile, our best kitchen gifts guide is the perfect gift-giving guide for anyone looking to up their cooking game. This guide features unique kitchen gadgets like a seven-in-one electric cooker, a 15-piece knife set, and a cast-iron skillet that will make cooking more efficient.

Recommended Roundups for Foodies


For Hobbyists: Best Carpentry, Woodworking, and Handyman Gifts

If your loved one enjoys working on do-it-yourself projects, these gift guides for carpenters, woodworkers, and handypersons will assuredly have something on their wish list.

Our Best Gifts for a Carpenter guide has several items that help make projects easier, such as this circular saw or this heavy-duty shop vacuum for cleanup. Our Best Gifts for Woodworkers guide is another great resource with helpful items, such as this clamp set and this welding apron.

In our guide to the Best Gifts for a Handyman, you can find tools for any occasion or project. Some tools featured in this guide include this socket tool set and this convenient four-tool combo set.

Recommended Roundups for Hobbyists


For Furry Friends: Best Pet Gifts

Are you shopping for stocking stuffers for a non-human best friend this holiday season? We have you covered there, too. This gift guide for pet lovers has a wide variety of products that are great for any furry friend. Some products featured include this stylish dog water bottle, this doggy DNA test, and this cat harness and leash.

Recommended Roundup for Buying for Furry Friends


For Nature Lovers: Best Eco-Friendly and Gardening Gifts

Some people on your holiday shopping list can’t get enough of the outdoors. If you’re shopping for a nature lover that is one with the earth, we have the perfect eco-friendly and gardening gifts that will satisfy their green thumbs.

Our eco-friendly gift guide includes several bestsellers, such as a dual-chamber tumbling composter that makes composting easy and this solar panel charger that allows them to charge devices in the wilderness.

If you’re shopping for a gardener, consider this tool set or these gardening gloves from our best gifts for a gardener guide.

Recommended Roundups for Nature Lovers


For Homeowners: Best Housewarming and Home Decor

New homeowners always need that perfect piece of decor that will take their decorating to the next level.

If you’re shopping for Christmas gift ideas for a loved one who loves to decorate, our best home decor guide features excellent gifts, such as this hanging wall sign, these rustic serving trays, and this hanging planter.

Meanwhile, if you have a new homeowner in your life, help them get situated in their new space with thoughtful gifts, such as this espresso machine or this custom address stamp.

Recommended Roundups for Homeowners


For Holiday Parties: Best Host/Hostess Gifts

We all have that one friend or family member that loves to host and decorate with their finest holiday decor. So if you’re shopping for someone in your life planning on throwing the most festive Holiday or New Year’s party, check out our best host/hostess gift guide for some unique gift ideas.

Our guide features products such as a decorative bread basket, stylish drink coasters, and fun board games that will make their party a success.

Recommended Roundups When Shopping for Hosts/Hostesses


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good gift for someone who loves to travel?

For the traveler in your life, consider a backpack they can fit on a plane or in their car, a portable generator so they can power on their devices, or a portable air conditioner to stay cool while on the go. Other great gifts for travelers include luggage, travel pillows, portable power stations, or travel mugs.

How much should you spend on a Christmas gift?

No set amount makes for a good Christmas gift. When deciding on a gift, first consider who you’re shopping for. You may be inclined to spend more money on a significant other or close family member than a friend or coworker. Next, ensure you’re putting thought into getting something the person will love and appreciate. This does not always mean spending more money. Sometimes a less expensive gift with a personal touch can be just as good if not better than a gift that costs lots of money.

What are the best ways to find deals when holiday shopping?

Many retailers discount products during the holiday season, so look for deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great times to look for deals on home products, especially on Amazon.

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