It’s November, and you know what that means. The holidays are quickly approaching (and at most major stores, they’ve already arrived).
If you’re like many shoppers, you want to get a head start on gift buying before the mad rush later. Retailers have released their holiday gift guides for 2023. And we have our guide to those gift guides, too.
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of holiday gift guides that appear online at this time of year. Our collection doesn’t list them all, but we do try to find helpful and unique ways to categorize the gift guides you might be looking for.
Take a look at our carefully curated holiday gift guide collection for 2023. We’ve focused on budget, trends, stocking stuffers and white elephants, and giving back.
If you’ve been saving up or love to splurge, you’ll enjoy these gift guides of high-end ideas.
Forbes: This list has an assortment of fun, luxurious, and thoughtful items for this holiday season that will please everyone from the tech-lover to the home chef.
Town & Country: What do you give the woman who has everything? Take a look at these glamorous gifts that include jewelry, clothing, and beauty tech for the fashion-conscious woman.
Esquire: If your guy is always looking for the latest tech or finest whiskeys, Esquire’s gift guide will take all the guesswork out of shopping for him this holiday season.
New York Post: Check out these trendy toys that include everything from play kitchens to virtual reality headsets. These kids’ gifts are the best of the best.
Vogue: When you’re looking for items that are a step above the ordinary, Vogue has ideas for carefully chosen gifts.
GQ: Does your guy deserve the best? With this holiday gift guide from GQ, you’re sure to find a present that will spoil him this season.
Budget-friendly holiday gift guides
Many stores and online retailers make it easy to stay within your shopping budget. Use these convenient gift guides to manage purchases this season.
CNET: We love the range of items on CNET’s holiday gift guide, especially their ideas that are under $25.
Better Homes & Gardens: Every gift on this list is under $30, but still thoughtful, useful, and fun to open for the holidays.
Today: You’ll love that this gift guide is organized by the recipient’s interest, so you can find the perfect budget item for tech lovers, beauty lovers, and kids.
Wirecutter: The New York Times Wirecutter magazine recommends gifts for babies and kids that fit within any budget.
Serious Eats: Kitchen tools and gadgets don’t have to break the bank. Here are budget-friendly gifts for cooks and food lovers.
Barnes & Noble: Books are inexpensive but almost universally appealing. You can search books by age, interest, and best-seller.
Science, technology, engineering, art, and math gifts are trendy and useful. Search these gift guides to find the perfect present for anyone who loves to tinker, create, or problem-solve.
LEGO: Search the iconic brick connector toys by recipient, collection, and interest. There is even a gift finder to help you narrow your search for the perfect LEGO gift.
Uncommon Goods: Uncommon Goods has a wonderful collection of experience gifts that includes “make your own” kits, puzzles, and interactive games.
Genius Lab Gear: Don’t overlook this amazing list of science gifts for teenagers. We think that many adults would love these gadgets and gizmos, too.
Taste of Home: Use this holiday gift guide to find the best present for makers and crafters on your shopping list.
Lowe’s: Ask anyone who grills, and they’ll say it’s an art form. Lowe’s has gifts for grill-masters, DIYers, and everything in between.
Care for yourself and others
Self-care will never go out of style, and neither will giving back to others. Here are the gifts that help others the most. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out Season of Giving: 10 Meaningful Ways to Give Back This Holiday.
Glamour: Find the perfect gift to help a new mom relax, pamper your BFF, or spoil your teenage daughter and her friends.
InStyle: This holiday gift guide is organized by function, including “better sleep,” “relaxation,” and “personal development.”
The Strategist: These gifts all benefit organizations fighting for the rights of others, and they’re also great presents for the people on your shopping list.
Reader’s Digest: Just scrolling through this holiday gift guide makes you feel good. There are over 40 items to choose from that benefit others.
Amazon: While this major online retailer is known for having almost everything, we appreciate their Unique Gifts category where you can shop small businesses, women-owned businesses, and black-owned businesses.
Oprah Daily: Many items in this holiday gift guide feel indulgent, and they also support important causes.
Today’s Parent: Use this gift guide to find kid-friendly presents that help fundations and organizations for children.
Stocking stuffers and white elephants
Throughout the holiday season, you might find yourself invited to a white elephant or stumped for stocking stuffer ideas. We’ve put together our own guides to these gift-giving situations. Read our guide to 15 Hilarious White Elephant Gift Ideas and Christmas Gift Prep 101 – Stocking Stuffers & Wrapping Tips.
Find more gift guides for small and inexpensive stocking stuffers or witty and (maybe) useful white elephant gift exchanges below.
Real Simple: These white elephant-themed gifts are fun and clever, and the participants might even find them useful.
Men’s Health: If you’re heading to a white elephant gift exchange, you can’t go wrong with these creative and hilarious ideas.
The Spruce: Don’t miss these goofy, wacky, and funny gift ideas for an entertaining white elephant gift exchange.
Good Housekeeping: Find 80 stocking stuffer ideas for your entire family in this holiday gift guide.
The Cut: Each stocking stuffer item on this list has a helpful title, such as “for the friend who works from home” and “for the person who loves spicy food.”
The Paper Source: Shop these cute and quirky stocking stuffers that include everything from candy to toys to socks.
Visit giftster.com to create a Christmas wish list and to start a Secret Santa drawing for your holiday gift exchange.