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Your 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Your 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Although the holidays are a time to celebrate, trying to find (and buy) gifts can be stressful and overwhelming. Where do you start? Our Holiday gift guide is full of ideas for everyone on your list. Spend less time figuring out what gifts to buy and more time enjoying the holiday season with our 2022 holiday gift guide.

Some of the items our Holiday gift guide were gifted to me for inclusion in this post. All opinions and reviews are unbiased and completely mine.

Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Costa Del Mar sunglasses make a great gift for anyone, especially if they spend a lot of time outdoors. Costa’s polarized lenses deliver unmatched color, clarity, and performance, setting them apart from all other brands of sunglasses. Plus, they fit so well, you’ll forget they’re on.

Between the wide variety of Costa Del Mar sunglasses and numerous frame/lens color combinations, you are truly able to pick the perfect pair. Costa sunglasses deliver 100% UV protection and come with a limited lifetime warranty. 

For men, our 2022 Holiday gift guide pick is the Rincon frames. Rincon has a classic West Coast straight bridge, wrapping style lines, and edgy temples. This style is available in six frame colors (Matte Black pictured) and comes with a Costa case and cleaning cloth.


For women, we’re showcasing the Panga sunglasses. Light and versatile with deep, winding curves like the beachfront boats of the Caribbean and Central America, Panga is a large frame for surf and sand. The bio-resin construction and polarized lenses offering 100% UV protection make it the ultimate companion for sun-filled adventures.


BaubleBar Jewelry Gift Set

Embellish every day, and every thing, with BaubleBar. Offering an extensive collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, blankets, and even phone cases, you can find something for nearly everyone at BaubleBar. The brand also has partnerships with some of the most recognizable brands in the world, including Disney, the NBA, and the NFL.

Our Holiday gift guide pick is the adorable Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Disney Jewelry Gift Set. It comes with one Mickey Mouse earring and necklace set and one Minnie Mouse earring and necklace set. Best of all, this set comes in a ready-to-gift box.


Gifts For The Reader

Let’s kick off our Holiday gift guide book recommendations with possibly the most anticipated book of 2022—Colleen Hoover’s It Starts with Us

Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the “glorious and touching” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us.

A breathtaking new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anxious People and A Man Called OveThe Winners returns to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes.


From the author of the Goodreads Choice Award winner The Spanish Love Deception, the eagerly anticipated follow-up featuring Rosie Graham and Lucas Martín, who are forced to share a New York apartment, in The American Roommate Experiment.


Like a Sister–In this “tense, twisting mystery” (Megan Miranda), no one bats an eye when a Black reality TV star is found dead—except her estranged half-sister, whose refusal to believe the official story leads her on a dangerous search for the truth.


Detective Alex Cross hunts down a serial killer who targets entire families—and who will next be coming for the Crosses in James Patterson’s Triple Cross.


More Book Recommendations

Another highly anticipated 2022 book release in our Holiday gift guide—Ali Hazelwood’s Love on the Brain.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results.


The true story of the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam, which set sail with a deadly and little-understood stowaway—COVID-19—days before the world shut down in March 2020. This riveting narrative thriller, Cabin Fever, takes readers behind the scenes with passengers and crew who were caught unprepared for the deadly ordeal that lay ahead.


In the book Lessons in Chemistry, meet Elizabeth Zott: a “formidable, unapologetic and inspiring” (PARADE) scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show in this novel that is “irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel. It reminds you that change takes time and always requires heat” (The New York Times Book Review).


He’s American royalty. She comes from a troubled past. Is their love story meant to be? This “lively page-turner” (The New York Times) offers a nostalgic, hopelessly romantic escape—from the author of Something Borrowed and The Lies That Bind comes Meant To Be.


“The queen of beach reads” (New York Magazine) delivers an immensely satisfying page-turner in The Hotel Nantucket, a tale about a summer of scandal at a storied Nantucket hotel.


Gifts For The Adventurer

Brooks Shoes

If there’s one thing Brooks does well, it is build great running gear. Founded in 1914, Brooks’ purpose is to inspire everyone to run their path, because every day with a run is better. We’ve been wearing Brooks for years, so it’s no surprise that we included a pair in our 2022 Holiday gift guide.

Designed to offer a perfect balance of support and softness, the Adrenaline GTS 22 offers a smooth, soft ride ready for all of your miles. The smart support keeps excess movement in check, while the 100% DNA LOFT cushioning in the middle of the shoe feels incredibly soft from heel to toe.

Fun Fact: For more than 20 years, the Adrenaline GTS has been a runner favorite.


Roll Recovery Massage Gun

The Roll Recovery R1 Percussion massage gun is made to keep you moving. It was designed with four key elements: compact and powerful, exceptionally quiet operation, over 7-hours of battery life, and built with the highest quality of materials. The R1 has four speed settings to adapt to your needs, and an aircraft-grade aluminum anodized body for long lasting durability. 

The R1 comes with four attachment heads, a travel bag, and USB-C charging cable.


Tailwind Starter Kit

Go the distance with Tailwind Nutrition.Their Endurance Fuel is a perfectly balanced blend of calories, electrolytes, and hydration to fuel your adventure. The Recovery Mix is used after activity, delivering an optimal mix of carbs, complete protein, and electrolytes. Just mix them with water and you’re good to go.

Sample all of Tailwind’s Endurance Fuel and Recovery Mix flavors with the Starter Kit.


Gifts For The Kids

American Girl Doll

American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, content, and experiences that help girls grow up with confidence and strength of character. By inspiring girls to be their best, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions and the praise and trust of parents and educators.

Claudie Wells is American Girl’s newest historical character growing up during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. The 18-inch Claudie doll features shoulder-length hair and arrives in her signature outfit, plus Meet Claudie book by bestselling author, Brit Bennett. 

Meet Claudie takes readers on a journey to this extraordinary moment of Black artistic joy and expression, while also deftly exploring the challenges of the times. Her accessories include a cloche felt hat, an engraved silver pendant, and an era-authentic Baby Ruth candy bar.


Pediped Shoes

Next on our Holiday gift guide–kids shoes from our favorite brand, Pediped.

Pediped was among the first children’s footwear to be awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for promoting healthy foot development. Pediped’s shoes are the next best thing to bare feet.

Our favorite Pediped shoes are the Flex Force. The Ultra Light technology includes flex grooves for natural foot movement and maximum flexibility, heel cushioning that distributes pressure evenly, and breathable mesh upper that allows airflow through the body shoe. Best of all, the Flex Force shoes are machine washable and include Pediped’s Flex Fit System (a BIG help for parents!). 


Another pair of Pediped shoes we really like for this time of year—Pediped’s Flex Eclipse Deep Red Floral. These adorable shoes have a leather material, soft textile lining, flexible rubber sole, and are compatible with Pediped’s Flex Fit System.



Meet the Toniebox–an imagination-building, screen-free digital listening experience that plays stories, songs, and more. Designed for children ages 3+, it’s the perfect story time companion for tiny hands and active imaginations.

The Toniebox comes to life when paired with a Tonie figurine. These hand-painted characters have hours of stories to tell, worlds to explore, and songs to sing along with. Each collectible character magnetically attaches to the Toniebox, and its contents begin. To start a new story, simply change the Tonie.

Our 2022 Holiday gift guide features the Target exclusive Peppa Pig Toniebox Starter Set. It includes a pink Toniebox and Peppa Pig Tonie.


With more than 100 different Tonies, your child can have countless big adventures with one little box.

PBS Kids is home to our favorite children’s programming, and we’re thrilled that there are several PBS Kids Tonies. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Super Why!, Let’s Go Luna, and Wild Kratts are some of our favorite shows available as Tonies.


Board Books

Gibbs Smith’s BabyLit ABC books are some of our favorite children’s books. Our Holiday gift guide is featuring the newest release, M is for Music.

F for flugelhorn, M for maraca, and T for tambourine: Illustrator Greg Paprocki’s engaging retro illustrations present the world of music, from the piccolo to the nose flute, from the veena to the ukulele. Each page contains rich cultural elements from the instrument’s region of origin.


Teach your little one about President Teddy Roosevelt and his role in the conservation of America’s wilderness with the Little Naturalist series’ Teddy Roosevelt Loved The Outdoors. Kate Coombs’ engaging narrative and Seth Lucas’ captivating art teach young readers about this inspiring conservationist and former president, encouraging little naturalists to Be Kind and Be Adventurous.


Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strike!

Learn about the amazing world of magnets and mechanical construction with the Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strike! Build the construction first, and then be ready for hours of fun alone or in competition with others, where precision, timing and dexterity are the key to victory. With as many as 185 individual parts, both the construction itself and the subsequent gaming experience are challenging and educational for everyone involved. 


Food Ideas

Our Holiday gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a few food options.

For 90 years, Hilliards Chocolates has been known for high quality chocolates and specialty candies handcrafted onsite from traditional family recipes. Hilliards just released their Chocuterie Collection, and we are showcasing its Fruit & Nut Chocuterie Board.


The perfect holiday or hostess gift, the new Fruit & Nut Chocuterie Board features a variety of tempting chocolatey, fruity and nutty delights, all served on a handcrafted wooden cutting board with a knife. 


Snacks we love:


Spices and sauces we love:


Beverages we love:

Vacation Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I would love to receive a vacation for Christmas!

Vacation Ideas

Orange Beach, Alabama; Mesa, Arizona; Little Rock, Arkansas; San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; DeLand, Florida; North Georgia Mountains; Elgin, Illinois; South Bend, Indiana; Mason City, Iowa; Kansas City, Kansas; Lexington, Kentucky; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Bar Harbor, Maine; Hattiesburg, Mississippi; St. Louis, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Las Vegas, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Catskills, New York; Asheville, North Carolina; Medora, North Dakota; Cincinnati, Ohio; Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Oconee County, South Carolina; Vermillion, South Dakota; Sevierville, Tennessee; Irving, Texas; Luray, Virginia; Huntington, West Virginia; Janesville, Wisconsin; Washington D.C.


Cruise Ideas

Costa Toscana, Carnival Vista, Windstar, Viking River Cruise, Disney Cruise, Holland America Zaandam


More Holiday Gift Guide Ideas

Need gift ideas for the man in your life? Check out our Father’s Day gift guide.

Vicky and Buddy

Friday 3rd of November 2017

Wow, you really covered everyone on my list!

Taylor Hardy

Friday 3rd of November 2017

I am so glad! Have a great holiday season!

Tam Warner Minton

Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Lovely selection! Books would be a great addition!

Taylor Hardy

Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Thanks so much, Tam! We Tried to pick gifts that were fun and practical!

Lara Dunning

Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Great holiday gift ideas. I've been wanting an Echo ever since I stayed at The Oval Door B&B and they had one in my room. Loved walking into the room and telling it to play some tunes.

Taylor Hardy

Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Thank you, Lara! I have not used the Echo but I have heard great things about it. I am sure it will be a popular gift this year.


Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Love the red KitchenAid! I'll have to sneal that on my husband's list (I have a red and yellow kitchen!)

Taylor Hardy

Thursday 2nd of November 2017

I have the Watermelon KitchenAid Mixer and I LOVE it!


Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Oops! that should have been *sneak, not sneal!

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