Holiday Gift Guide 2022


Alex Chizzik, Staff Writer

As Thanksgiving passes and the Christmas lights go up, many become anxious and overwhelmed with the responsibility and obligation to buy gifts for their loved ones. Maybe you need something to add to your wishlist or need gift ideas for friends and family. Last year, I did a Holiday Gift Guide that informed readers about 10 new and innovative gifts to give during the holiday season that everyone will enjoy. This year, I plan to provide you with gift suggestions that are not redundant but trendy and fun! These are products that are either recently introduced to the market or ones that will simply be appreciated by whomever will receive them. Without further ado, here is my Holiday Gift Guide: 2022 edition!    

  1. Matcha Gift Set

In the last few years, matcha—a caffeinated, powdered green tea that is sifted and whisked with hot water—has taken the world by storm.  In order to make a latte, this solution is then poured over your milk of choice. It is so tasty and refreshing! This set, which includes the matcha powder, a whisk, bowl, and sifter, is perfect for anyone who loves matcha and might enjoy the convenience of making it at home. 

  1. Weighted Stuffed Animals

Weighted stuffed animals, much like weighted blankets, are at the top of many holiday wish lists this year. Scientifically, they help to calm the body’s nervous system using deep pressure stimulation and allowing the brain’s release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. These stuffed animals are perfect for anyone looking to improve sleep, stress, or symptoms of anxiety or ADHD. 

  1. Digital Picture Frame

One of my favorite sentimental and thoughtful gift ideas that can be given to friends and family is a digital picture frame. Most models connect the picture frame with your photos through an app on your smartphone, which allows you to select photos and videos to be played. They connect to Wi-Fi, and automatically turn on when motion is detected. Once connected, a slideshow of your favorite pictures of your loved ones will play, and it brightens up your house, desk, or any space where the frame may be!

  1. Wireless Charging Station

If you are like me, each night you have to worry about where you will find space to charge all of your electronic devices–your phone, headphones, watch, and others. Wireless charging stations are the perfect solution to this problem. Here, you or your family and friends can easily and efficiently charge all of their devices in one spot. 

  1. Air Fryer

If you or your loved ones don’t already have an air fryer, it is the perfect gift that everyone will be sure to love. Whether you are great in the kitchen or not, don’t worry. The air fryer is so easy to use with all of your cooking needs. It works perfectly as an oven and a toaster, and gets your food extra crispy. I would highly recommend investing if you don’t already have one!  

  1. Cloud Slippers

Cloud Slippers–the perfect combination between slippers and slides. They come in so many different models and colors. They are so comfortable, quick drying, and have traction at the bottom, so you will be sure not to slip if wearing them indoors. These are a trend that is definitely worth the hype!  

  1. Venus et Fleur Eternity Flowers

One of my favorite items on this list is the Eternity Flowers from Venus et Fleur. These custom flower arrangements come in all different shapes and sizes. In addition, you can decide which type of flower you want included, from roses, to orchids, to lilies, amongst others. These flower arrangements are very unique, as they last over a year, and their scents last between 2 and 3 weeks longer than other flowers. 

  1. Blissy Pillowcase

How many people are constantly turning their pillow over to the colder side throughout the night? If you are one of these people, a Blissy Pillowcase is definitely worth the investment. These pillowcases are made of 100% pure silk and have the ability to thermo-regulate temperature, allowing you to stay cool all night long. In addition silk pillowcases are known to improve acne and help keep your hair healthy. They come in many sizes and colors, so pick one out before they are gone!

  1. Lula’s Garden

Looking to give back in some way this holiday season? Lula’s Garden is a company that allows you to create your own indoor garden! You select your size, succulent combination, and choose a sleeve in which it will come. They are sure to brighten up any room they are in! By ordering yourself or a loved one an indoor garden, the seller will provide six months of safe water for one person in the developing world through, a charity that gives access to safe water and sanitation for those who need it.  

  1. Advent Calendar

Advent calendars are the perfect gift because it gives your loved ones something to open each day. Although this one is specifically a perfume sampler, you can buy advent calendars for makeup, toys, foods, and more. Each day until they run out, you get to open and sample a new gift, which is so fun. It allows you to have something to look forward to and anticipate each day.

I hope that after my suggestions, you have a better idea of some things you could get your loved ones for the holidays. Again, feel free to look at my Holiday Gift Guide from last year for more ideas. I hope everyone enjoys spending the holidays with their family and friends, and has a relaxing winter break. Happy Holidays, everyone!