As soon as December rolls around, those infamous visions of sugarplums—and holiday gifts galore—start dancing in our heads.
Of course, visions of mile-long lines at the mall and insane credit card bills put a halt to those happy daydreams pretty quickly. This year, stop stressing about scoring perfect presents and avoid the crowds. Thrive Market has picks for everyone from grumpy Uncle Sal to the sibling who has everything. Just put on your Santa hat and follow our handy gift guide.
For glam girls
Don't even try finding the latest trendy must-have for the family clothes horse—odds are, she already has it. Instead, pick up something you know she can never have enough of: gorgeous nail polish. Go timeless with a classic red and gold set, or keep things seasonal with red, white, and green polishes.
For foodie friends
Both your uncle the grill master and best friend the baker will love this hemp apron that comes with its own set of bamboo kitchen tools. Want to kick it up a notch? Throw in some premium olive oil and artisanal balsamic vinegar—every good cook can always use some.
For little ones
Delight all the little elves on your list this season with toys and puzzles. After all, no kid wants to tear off the wrapping paper to find socks on Christmas morning. For younger kids, we love this colorful wooden snail puzzle; older kids will be dying to get their hands on a make-your-own indie bangles kit.
For your Secret Santa
No matter who you drew, they'll love a basket full of holiday treats. Put together a festive arrangement of hot chocolate or wassail, gingerbread men, candy canes, and a lovely ornament. What's not to like?
For the family Grinch
We all know that person: The one who, no matter how many carols you sing or happy memories you share, absolutely refuses to embrace the holidays. Go with a gift guaranteed to make them smile—sweet maple candy or classic holiday shortbreads will warm even the coldest of hearts.
For everyone else
You can't go wrong with a Thrive Market gift card—it's really the gift that keeps on giving. Choose any amount to give, and email it to the recipient.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont