You may outgrow writing letters to Santa, but you’re never too old to make a Christmas wish list. The best thing you can do for your friends and family this holiday season is to tell them what you want — or at least point them in the right direction.
They’ll feel confident about gifting something you’ll actually use, and you’ll save yourself the trouble of standing in the returns line two weeks later. Feeling stumped and wondering to yourself “What do I want for Christmas?” Answer the five questions below to get a few ideas, or check out our other holiday gift guides for even more suggestions on what should go under the tree this year. (Hey, there’s no rule that says you can’t shop for yourself!)
IF YOU’RE A HOMEBODY…
Nature’s Approach Aromatherapy Herb Pack
Ease any ache or pain and truly unwind thanks to this aromatherapy pack, which can be heated in the microwave or put in the freezer. Reviewers note that it’s great for keeping hands and feet warm when watching TV.
Criacr Phone Camera Lens
IF YOU LIKE PRACTICAL GIFTS…
Amazon Home Services Deep Cleaning
Ask for peace of mind — and a lot of saved time — in the form of a deep cleaning service. Your gift giver can even book it on Amazon by answering a few short questions. (Psst: Here’s how to secretly order gifts on Amazon without your family finding out.)
IF YOU LIKE SURPRISES…
FabFitFun Gift Card
Find your next new favorite thing by requesting a FabFitFun box. Each package comes filled with up to 10 full-size beauty, home, and wellness products. Gifters still have a price range to pick from, as extra $$ can go towards add-ons or even a yearly subscription.
IF YOU PREFER ACCESSORIES…
Medium Crossbody Bag
Give your big black purse a break by unwrapping one of these Deluxity crossbody bags this Christmas. Starting at $6 and up, it’s the perfect add for your Secret Santa wish list — just clue your giver in on which of the more than 20 colors you like the best.
IF YOU PREFER ACTIVEWEAR:
Leggings Depot Basic Solid Leggings
BLACK+DECKER Purify 2-Liter Air Fryer
Avoid getting another waffle iron (again) and ask for a Black + Decker Air Fryer. It’s the Good Housekeeping Institute’s top-tested pick and and the Best Air Fryer that cooks crispy, crunchy food in way less time than an oven — and with less oil than an actual fryer.
IF YOU’RE A SLEEPYHEAD…
YnM Weighted Blanket
You’ll want to send Santa the link to the YnM Weighted Blanket, which is a top-seller on Amazon. Not only is it $50 less than other brands, but it also has thousands of 5-star reviews.
IF YOU LOVE CATS…
Pet Portrait Necklace
Etsy shop Mignon and Mignon will whip up a personalized pendant of your feline friend that you can wear around your neck every day. There’s even an option to add more than one pet, so as your family grows, so can your necklace.
IF YOU LOVE DOGS…
Custom Pet Portrait