10 Thoughtful Gifts That Will Make Your Friends & Family Feel Like a Million Bucks

Style, quality and a splash of unique: the perfect recipe for making any gift recipient feel seen and appreciated. From your niece who’s in preschool to your forever fashionable grandmother, here are ten thoughtful gifts that will help you win the holidays this year.  

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Comma Home

This cozy weighted blanket is ultra-soft and scientifically proven to help you fall asleep faster (and deeper). Choose a 15 or 20-pound weight, then gift it to someone who could benefit from the experience of therapeutic pressure over their entire body. It’ll signal to their brain to release naturally occurring serotonin and melatonin. It’s basically a direct ticket to dreamland.  

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Moon Juice

Daily stress management isn’t extravagant—it’s an essential akin to brushing your teeth. Moon juice supplements are formulated with adaptogens, mushrooms and clinical-level actives to help the body heal from and ward off the damaging effects of stress, among other daily variables that might affect one’s wellbeing (focus, mood, energy, skin, sex, etc.). We love how cool and giftable the popular Moon Dusts are, but be sure to check out their skincare, capsules and snacks too.  Use code PUREWOW10 for 10 percent off.

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Clean Origin

Diamonds are exactly the kind of gift that’ll make anyone feel extra loved, especially when they know the gems are ethically crafted and 100 percent lab grown. Timeless and elegant, these studs will surprise and delight even the most discerning recipients. Available in white and yellow gold with oval, round, emerald, princess, pear or round halo cuts.

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Give the gift of productivity, but make it gorgeous. Now available in Frosted Lilac, these festive and functional notebooks have versatile inserts that can be rearranged to fit anyone’s daily routine. For the perfect gift set complete with a L’Brilliance Ballpoint pen, notebook belt and complimentary gift box, opt for the Circa Metallic Kit to show how much you respect their work ethic and their appreciation for good style. And now for our gift to you: Use code GIFTS22 for 30 percent off your purchase until November 28.

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Dylan's Candy Bar

Everyone knows that a gingerbread house is a must-have for the holidays. Dylan’s Candy Bar has made it easier than ever to create your own delicious dwelling with their no-assembly-required Candy Cabin (psst, use code TREAT22 for 15 percent off this gift, plus free shipping). With included bags of icing and Christmas-themed candies, it’s ready to go for a super sweet decorating competition. Check out some of the iconic candy bar’s other tasty treats from gift baskets to XL chocolate bar samplers—they’re sure to have something special for every sweet tooth.


These award-winning plush letters will charm even the pickiest members of the preschool variety. Each one is embroidered with a smiley face to use for a fun, interactive approach to the ABCs. Who said learning can’t be adorable? Shop individual letters or sets in two sizes and be sure to use code GIFT20 at checkout for 20 percent off your purchase.  

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Jag Jeans

The perfect jeans don’t exi... Curves, meet 90 percent stretchability in sizes XS to 3X. No matter how your body fluctuates during the day, these jeans adapt to your shape and give you a magically perfect fit for 24 hours. Choose from a variety of washes and waistbands, including pull-on, 5-pocket button and fly designs. Fashion lovers (and anyone who has ever experienced the misery of shopping for jeans) will feel like they’ve won the friendship lottery when you come with this gift in hand. Trend tip: Go for the Forever Stretch Fit High Rise Skinny Jeans.  

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We all know curling hair is actually way harder than it looks, so anything that can make it easier (aka save tons of time) is going to be received as a really thoughtful gift. Like the Beachwaver, which was invented by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa. If you’re not already familiar, it’s an automatic rotating curling iron, and it’s won over 50 beauty awards(!!). It’s also just plain cute (peep the Catwalk Collection). But the real icing on the cake is that you can shop using code PUREWOW for 20 percent off your purchase.


Speaking of awards, Sofwave is an FDA-cleared skincare treatment that’s been racking them up (we’re talking Elle’s Future of Beauty Award for Treatments, Shape’s 2022 Skin Award, NewBeauty Magazine 2022 Beauty Awards and Cosmo’s 2022 Holy Grail Beauty Award). The treatment lifts skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen and elastin, and it’s safe on all skin tones. Plus, you can head straight out to dinner after having it done. This is exactly why it makes an excellent gift for those skincare junkies in your life with full social calendars.

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Blue Nile

You know what would really make her smile? Another beautiful necklace from Blue Nile for her carefully curated stack. This diamond bar necklace adds just the right amount of sparkle with three large diamonds cushioned between eight smaller ones, all set on a delicate 14k gold bar. But maybe she’s more into bracelets, or maybe something engraved would mean the most. Blue Nile’s unrivaled selection of expertly crafted fine jewelry means there’s something to spoil your loved ones, no matter their personal style.

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Director, Branded Content

Cristina Polchinski is a director of branded content at Gallery Media Group. She produces sponsored content campaigns across all verticals and platforms, in addition to...