2022 Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is officially here, so let the gift-giving commence! Here at ShermansTravel, we've curated the very best in gifting in the below guide (just think of it as your one-stop holiday shop!). From beauty and skin-care staples to fun fashion finds and ready-to-ship gift boxes, we've rounded up all of our top picks by category.
Keep scrolling for our complete 2022 holiday gift guide: Happy shopping!
SPF is, hands-down, the most important part of any skin-care routine. We especially love this mineral-based sunscreen from Earth Baby, which has SPF 30. Its reef-friendly, hypoallergenic, and water-resistant. Plus, since it's free of parabens and sulfates, it's even suitable for sensitive-skinned folks of all ages. Ingredient highlights include antioxidant-loaded chamomile, fatty acid-packed shea butter, and vitamin-rich mango.
Keep dry, chapped lips at bay this winter by adding the Pili Ani Moisturizing Tinted Pili Lip Butter to your daily beauty routine. Featuring a blend of elemi oil and pili butter, they're loaded with vitamin E and antioxidants to deliver much-needed moisturization. The lip butters — which come in seven shades — have a beautiful glossy finish that can also be used on the cheeks.
Arzé's Revitalizing Calm Facial Serum is formulated with a slew of all-natural and ultra-nourishing ingredients, including jojoba, rose, coconut, and vitamin E oils. The non-greasy formula feels weightless on the skin—all while delivering a dewy finish that's especially great for days when you want to go makeup-free.
Achieve salon-worthy waves and curls from the comfort of home with this five-in-one kit from Bombay Hair. This set includes five interchangeable barrels ranging in size from 18mm-25mm to 32mm so that you can easily achieve your desired look. As a bonus, the set includes one heat-resistant glove to protect your hands and two claw clips for sectioning your strands. Best of all, it clocks in at under $100 on Amazon.
If you prefer heatless curls — ideal for damaged or delicate hair — check out this curling ribbon from Heatless Hair. Made with 100% silk, the ribbon is designed to reduce breakage and frizz. Simply tighten the ribbon for, you guessed it, tighter curls, or loosen it for beachy, bouncier waves. All you have to do is twist your hair around the ribbon, head to bed, and unwrap it in the morning.
It's time to upgrade your hair-care routine for 2023: Enter this Urban Hydration set, which comes complete with shampoo, deep conditioner, and daily moisturizer. All of these products boast nourishing ingredients like moisturizing honey and argan oil, as well as fatty acid-rich ginger and vitamin-loaded aloe vera. Even better? For each product sold, the brand donates a gallon of water to underserved communities around the world.
Sons of Hollis' Premier Beard Kit features the brand's best-selling staples like beard conditioner, beard wash, beard oil, and beard balm. Each product is made with all-natural ingredients to keep every beard looking, feeling, and smelling amazing.
This thoughtfully crafted line of high-end skin-care is exactly what every man in your life can use — even if he doesn't know it. You can't go wrong with the No. 203 Best Sellers Kit, which features the brand's No. 102 Body Scrub Soap Bar, No. 121 Facial Cleanser, and No. 123 Facial Moisturizer. Plus, thanks to its minimalist-inspired packaging, each product is stylish enough to sit proudly on your bathroom counter.
Maya Brenner marries fun and whimsical designs into timeless, classic pieces that can be worn for a lifetime. Ideal for gift giving is the classic letter collection, but there are also options like MOM, MRS, GAGA, or NANA. We personally love VOTE, RESIST, or your own home country or state.
Not only is Carve Swimwear flattering, gorgeous, and comfortable, but it's also 100% recycled. Each swimsuit is made from five plastic bottles found in the ocean so that you not only look good but feel that way, too. Now, it's time to plan your next warm-weather getaway.
State Cashmere makes some of the softest sweaters we've ever worn. The brand's Polo Collar Sweater takes a classic and updates it with this season's hottest trend. Wear it to the office, dinner, or simply while lounging at home.
Here's what it's like to feel like British Royalty: Radley London is an English brand known for its signature Scottie dog decal. This crossbody purse is the newest bag to join their lineup. Highlights include a buttery soft leather construction and dual zippers, the latter of which is especially ideal for traveling.
Compression socks are a must-have for any long-haul flight, and the jetsetter in your life will especially appreciate these ones from Dr. Motion. The machine-washable socks are made with a breathable, moisture-wicking material to keep your gift recipient comfy (and less swollen!) for hours.
Want a gift for an office mate, your mother-in-law, or the person who has everything? Look no further than these cashmere gloves from Garnet Hill. They're super soft, stretch to various lengths, and can be monogrammed for an extra-special and personal touch.
These stylish water bottle bags might be our favorite gift for the person on the go — plus, they make it fun and easy to stay hydrated while traveling. Its waterproof main compartment holds water bottles up to 32 ounces in size, while the zippered water-resistant pockets are roomy enough to store your phone, keys, wallet, passport, and other essentials. Choose from an array of colors like navy, green, gold, white, and black.
Tie-dye is always a good idea, and this kit from Tulip Color Crafts has everything your giftee needs to create vibrant art, clothes, and accessories right at home. In fact, this set includes four pairs of gloves, 40 rubber bands, and five squeeze bottles of machine-washable, fade-resistant dye (plus five refills): That's enough for up to 30 projects!
Upgrade your meat and cheese boards with this Fab Slabs Grazing Board, which is individually handcrafted from camphor laurel wood in Australia. These durable boards are designed to last for up to ten years, and, as such, they're a gift that truly keeps on giving. Its neutral brown finish goes with any aesthetic, too.
Give them something sweet this holiday season in the form of this festive Godiva advent calendar. It contains 24 individually wrapped gourmet Belgian chocolates — both dark and milk — in mouthwatering flavors like cherry, mint, and caramel.
Is there anything sweeter than receiving beautifully packaged French macarons? The Parfait Paris Variety Pack features 12 made with the finest ingredients and techniques. Flavors might include caramel sea salt, Sicilian pistachio, California strawberry, vanilla white chocolate (our favorite!), or Key Lime Pie.
For a functional and wallet-friendly stocking stuffer that'll delight any clean freak, look no further than the Pure-Sky Ultra-Microfiber Cleaning Sponge. The reusable microfiber sponge is perfect for picking up tough, hard-to-reach stains all around the home. Simply add water and get to work (read: no detergent or soap needed).
Bakeware doesn't have to be boring. This four-piece porcelain set from Malacasa Bakeware is the ideal gift for the baker in your life. Best of all, the dishes nestle into each other — making it excellent for small spaces — and are both oven- and dishwasher-safe.
For the friend who loves hosting, the 16-piece Vancasso Navia Ceramic Dinnerware Set — which is comprised of dinner plates, side plates, bowls, and mugs — makes the perfect present. Plus, they're just as fun as they are functional thanks to their vibrant colors, glossy finish, and durability. (Not to mention that they're also microwave- and dishwasher-safe).
Stone + Lain is famous for its everyday and affordable china. We especially love their uber-sleek porcelain dinnerware set, which features dinner plates, side plates, bowls, and mugs. The beautiful gold accents add an extra touch of glam. Choose from an array of stunning shades, including dark green, black, navy, and white.
What we love about this product is that it's a home diffuse that runs from your smartphone. Want your house to smell like a Christmas tree? Set the app with a frasier fur fragrance. How about your favorite santal perfume? There's that, too. Not only does this device offer a wide array of scent options to choose from, but it's also incredibly easy to use: Simply plug it in, control it from your smartphone, et voila.
Give the gift of coziness with this LoveHeld Blanket Waffle Throw. These super-soft, ultra-warm throws — available in gray, navy, and tan — are made with a blend of linen and cotton. Plus, they look great when draped across the couch or bed.
Is there anything worse than dry winter skin? Possibly, a big bulky humidifier. Enter the Hey Dewy Wireless Facial Humidifier, a portable and sleek humidifier that will have your skin glowing all season long--you can even put one in your car. Choose from five stylish hues, including blush pink and stone gray.
This handy gadget is one-part sound machine, one-part Bluetooth speaker, making it an excellent pick for the tech enthusiast in your life. Highlights include up to 40 hours of battery life, 11 unique sounds, and a built-in microphone. Users can also stream music, audiobooks, or podcasts.
EkuBOX offers specially curated gift boxes, each of which is stocked with hand-selected foods that combine luxury, functionality, and fun — i.e., something to eat, something to keep, and something to use. Every box is finished off with an adorable bow and sprig of lavender, and you can even have the company add a handwritten note.
Transport your giftee to Italy through food with the help of this Choose-Your-Own Pasta Adventure Box from our favorite foodie Giada De Laurentiis. Featuring two kinds of pasta (each made with fresh semolina flower by third-generation pasta makers in the Italian town of Torre Annunziata), two different tomatoes (both also from Italy), and two Italian spices, your gift recipient will be able to create an array of flavorful, creative dishes.
Ready Festive makes some of our favorite subscription boxes on the market. Simply share some information about your giftee via a short questionnaire, and the company will do the rest of the work for you: It's really that easy!
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