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Ultimate Gift Guide For Twenty-Somethings

It’s one of my favorite times of the year – the holidays! Below you’ll find our master list of gift ideas and gift guides to browse all season long! If you are at a loss for ideas, need inspiration or are trying to shop early – we’ve got you covered!

Just a little note! All prices were accurate at the time of publishing. We will also keep this guide updated with discount codes as the season goes on. Happy gift-giving season!

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Ultimate Gift Guide For Twenty-Somethings

Hot Tip: If you are passionate about mental health (*raises hand*) consider wrapping your gift in this Festive Holiday Coping wrapping paper from Zazzle! It was created by Ellie Mental Health, a Minnesota-based health clinic with over 180 franchises nationwide. All proceeds will be donated to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

For you:

Everywhere Belt Bag Large $19.99

Jovi says: “[It’s the] perfect bag for everywhere you go. It’s an identical dupe for Lululemon’s version of the belt bag. I use this for travel, Disney days, soccer mom days, errands, etc. It’s so comfy and so handy! It can store everything I need and still feels lightweight. Mostly, I love having a hands free bag for those busier days!”

photo via Jovi Casie

Caraway Iconics Cookware Set

I love my Caraway Iconics Cookware (I have Silt Green). If you’ve ever had your eye on Caraway, this Holiday season is the time to take advantage of their sales! The deals are truly unbeatable:

Save 10% on orders $85+
Save 15% on orders $425+
Save 20% on orders $525+
and see how to get a free tea kettle too on orders over $975.

Caraway is also available on Amazon!

Caraway 16 Piece Set $632

If you’re looking for a big gift, want to treat yourself or just need new pans, this 16 piece set from Caraway is an INCREDIBLE deal at $632.

You get the full cookware set and the full bakeware set and you can pick your colors for each!

For your parents or in-laws:

Custom Photo $16.50+

Kelly says, “I love getting family members custom things, especially my mom. Last year for Christmas we surprised her with this family portrait and she loved it. I knew I wanted to get our pets in there too because we never get actual photos with all of them together.”

custom family photo

Bird Feeder $25.95

Don’t know what it is but in-laws always seem to love watching birds outside of their window – a bird feeder like this or this makes an awesome gift.

Custom Photo Christmas Ornaments

This makes for such a special gift! Gift them a gorgeous photo ornament of a special moment from this year.

Shutterfly has tons of options for reasonable prices to match everyone’s taste and style!

custom photo ornaments

For friends, siblings, and siblings-in-law:

Happy Earth Sunshine Sock Bundle $39

For your earth-loving friend, these trio of three organic cotton socks from Happy Earth is the perfect gift. How absolutely darling are the daisies? We’re obsessed.

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Caraway Prep Set $355.50

This prep set from Caraway is absolutely gorgeous and has everything you need for prepping meals. This is a great gift for a sibling or in-law who just bought a house and is getting started in life! It’s a luxury gift at a reasonable price point, especially if you split the cost!

prep set

Coffee Mug Warmer $99.95

For those who like it hot, hot, hot, a temperature controlled coffee mug is perfect for the cold weather expected this winter. Keep them caffeinated all day long! It comes in 8 colors.

Mamuyue Classic Tote From ABLE $198 ($139 with code HOLIDAY23)

This tote is literally stunning and perfect for everything from carrying it to the the farmer’s market to holding everything you need for your power meetings.

It comes in four colors (Whiskey is shown here) and can be personalized for $12.

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Taylor Swift Stationary

Alyssa shares, “For your planner-loving, stationery-obsessed, Taylor Swift fan girl of a bestie (or let’s be honest, for yourself, too), NoWhiteSpaceStickers makes the brightest, sparkliest, most beautiful stickers and accessories. The Swiftie Collection is to die for and will help you reminisce about The Eras Tour all year!”

Reading Journal $24

Kelly suggests this because “These come in handy for those that love to read and want to hold on to the different books they read throughout the year. In this journal they can rate each book, write their thoughts, and even their favorite quote.”

reading journal

Blanket Hoodie $27.99

Kelly says, “I was gifted one of these last year and I don’t know how I’ve lived life without it before. Okay so maybe that was a little dramatic – but these blanket hoodies are so comfy and soft. They are perfect for the cold winter months. You can choose from a variety of colors as well.”

blanket hoodie
photo via Kelly Clark

A Themed Gift Set

Kelly shares, “If you know me, you know I love my themes. I think it is so fun to curate gifts around a certain theme. One year I got my sister some makeup products from singers that have makeup lines. I grouped them together and had her guess what the present was before opening by playing a song. Some other ideas could be creating an at home spa basket with a spa gift certificate inside, or if your loved one has a favorite singer you could do a play on their lyrics with your gifts. The options are endless.”

Horton Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

Alyssa says, “For your influencer-loving, aesthetically pleasing Instagrammer, Horton Ready-to-Drink Cocktails is a cute and trendy gift, especially for holiday parties and get-togethers!

Has there ever been a beverage that is more adorable than this one?”

The party pack is $43.99.

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Foodie Gifts:

Brightland Mini Artist Series Olive Oil $85

I cannot express to you enough how much this is the perfect gift for someone who loves to cook. The Artist Capsule is perfectly priced and gives you 4 of their best-sellers.

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Brightland The Mini Essentials Capsule $70

This set includes four of Brightland’s best-selling products including two olive oils, and most flavorful olive oils, raw Balsamic vinegar, and raw Champagne vinegar.

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Hot Cocoa Bundle $21.99

For the hot chocolate lover in your life, this set contains dutch cocoa powder but also two delicious toppings: Cinnamon Sugar and Peppermint Vanilla Bean Sugar! Can you say yum?!

hot cocoa bundle

Boarderie $129-$239:

For the charcuterie lover in your life, this is the perfect gift you could give! These pre-made artisan cheese and charcuterie boards serve anywhere from 2-10 people and can be customized in various ways. I order one for pretty much every big holiday and they are always a hit!

Just look at all that deliciousness.


Wine Night Gifts

Electric Wine Bottle Opener: I though I didn’t need one, but let me tell you, I did. And you do too! It really changes wine night for the better.

Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set: If your friend loves to host, get this! Up-level their charcuterie game. And pair it with this Cheese Board Deck for delicious inspo.

Electric Kettle $27.99

This is one of Michelle’s top picks because: “There’s nothing like snuggling up in the cold winter months with a hot cup of tea, right? If you’re like me and have zero patience, an electric tea kettle has been a game changer. I’m drinking so much more tea thanks to how quick it boils water. Plus, the one I have, has a fun blue light that goes off when it’s done – making it an extra fun experience!”

electric kettle

10 Piece Original Classics Truffle Collection from Chocolate Moonshine Co $27.95

For the person who has everything, these truffle bars from Chocolate Moonshine Co are what’s missing from their lives. The Truffle Bars are “wrapped in pure Belgian chocolate, filled with a silky smooth center made of cream & fresh-pressed fruits, and uniquely hand-painted with cocoa butter.”

The Original Classics has all the favorites: Decadent Dark, Black Raspberry, Birthday Cake, Sea Salt Caramel, Strawberry, Pistachio, Triple Chocolate, Toasted Almond, Tiramisu, and Cookies N’ Cream. 


lifevine Wine Harvest Bundle $65.99

For your wine-loving and fitness loving friends, this zero sugar wine bundle is the best of all worlds!

Harvest Bundle 4-Pack includes one (1) bottle each of the following:

  • Lifevine Rose
  • Lifevine Sauvignon Blanc
  • Lifevine Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Lifevine Chardonnay 
lifevine wine

Stocking Stuffers:

Patchology Eye Patches $50

Perfectly refreshing for those late holiday movie nights or a spa night at home. This set of 30 will last awhile!

Kitsch Microfiber Towel Scrunchies $11.99

These little scrunchies are perfect for drying your hair or wearing on your wrist while you wash your face in the sink. Trust us on this one, these are the perfect stocking stuffer.

Home and Body Holiday Hand Soaps $34.99

Jovi says: “I buy hand soap sets from Costco every single year. Both for myself and to give out as gifts. This year, they have this set that has amazing scents! It leaves your hands feeling soft and smelling good. Plus I always love the bottles they come in. It’s such a great deal and the perfect gift.”

costco soaps

Moleskin Notebooks $16.14+

Michelle shares, “Sure, lots of things are digital nowadays, but we can always use a notebook, right? Sometimes it’s just easier jotting something down rather than typing it out – at least for me.

I use notebooks all the time and go through so many of them. Moleskin notebooks have quickly become my favorite, especially the fun themed ones like my Wizard of Oz one!

A perfect gift for the writer in your family, someone still in school, or someone who still prefers to jot down notes during a meeting in a notebook rather than on a laptop.”

moleskin notebooks
photo via Michelle Ioannou

Fun Ice Cubes $10.99

Why Michelle recommends these: “My fridge doesn’t have an ice cube maker so I’m always making ice cubes. When we’re doing cocktails, instead of putting 2-3 ice cubes in it, we prefer one big one. My husband’s a golfer and I found these golf ice cubes that I love using too!

There’s ice cubes out there in so many different shapes – they add extra fun to your drink all while not melting as quickly as smaller ice cubes. Perfect for cocktails, whiskey, tequila on the rocks, etc. You can easily find a shape of the person’s favorite thing. Tovolo, which is the brand I have, has all different sports you can choose from, too.”

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photo via Michelle Ioannou

Keep it Clear Oracle $72

According to Alyssa, “Keep it Clear Oracle is a creative tool for self-reflection, empathy, and creating deeper connections with oneself and others. It’s for private introspection and social settings to build meaningful conversations.

If you’re looking for a twist on a typical board game or card reading, this is it! Plus, Keep it Clear is made from 100% recycled materials (tell your friends!).”

Gold Earrings Bundle ($46) from Flaire & Co

This bundle of 5 sets of earrings from Flaire & Co offer style and sophistication – they are the perfect stocking stuffer!

Plus, they are:

  • 18K Gold Plated Stainless Steel
  • Water Safe
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Anti-Tarnish
  • Rust Free

You can’t beat it!


For the Beauty-Lover:

BioBeauty Cryo Skin Icing Dual-Ended Roller $85

Ice rolling is full of hot benefits for the skin – it visibly constricts pores, extracts impurities, slows oil production, and fades lines.

ice roller

Mielle Hair Shampoo and Conditioner $18.25

Jovi says: “This has been my go to shampoo and conditioner for the past year now. My hair feels healthier, stronger and shines more because of this. Also, the smell is sooo good. I always get compliments on the amazing smell this leaves in my hair. It’s a great gift for family or friends! You can find it at Target or Amazon.”

gifts for the beauty lover
photo via Jovi Casie

Mount Lai Jade Tension Melting Massager for Face & Neck $72

Alisa says” For those of you beauty lovers who hold tension in your neck, this is a great way to release it. It’s a great way to treat yourself.”

jade roller

Gifts For Travelers:

  • AirpodsMakes listening to music/movies or taking calls easier without all the cords.
  • Travel Planner: Keep your traveler organizer with this easy-to-use planner.
  • EMF Blocking Phone Case: For the conscious traveler, this case protects you from EMFs and cyberattacks.

Gifts For People Who Work From Home:

EATOP USB Flash Drive: Don’t want to pay for extra iCloud storage but need the extra space to store all your files? We have been there. Any extra storage space, especially when you’re working from home, is clutch.

Walking Pad: Since the pandemic, we have all had hundreds of virtual meetings, especially those of us who work from home or remotely. Not all of us have the time to get to the gym on a regular basis; a walking pad is a great way to get your steps in while working from home. 

Desk Riser: Don’t want to give up your current desk? Don’t want to invest in a standing desk just yet? A desk riser is a good compromise. It allows you to get all the benefits of a standing desk while still using your current desk if you have one. 

Charging StationA must-have. We have these in several places in my house because both my husband and I work from home. Super useful.

Cozy BlanketYou can never have enough blankets and this one is the perfect chunky knit at the perfect price.

Blue Light GlassesBeyond handy for protecting your eyes when you’re looking at a screen all day! These make a great stocking stuffer too.

Cable Wrangler from Smartish $29.99

Help keep their desk clean and cords organized with this magnetic cord organizer. It comes in four chic colors to match everyone’s style is perfect for a desk or nightstand! This would make a great white elephant party gift, too.


Misfits Market

For your environmentally conscious friend, gift them some groceries through Misfits Market! They aim to reduce waste and cut your grocery bill down. It’s a win-win!

misfits market

StoryWorth: This is such a cool concept.  Every week your recipient is emailed a question that hey answer. At the end of the year, all of their  answers are complied into a book you can have printed. Get $10 off here.

Book of the Month Membership: As a reader I love picking my Book of The Month each month and I enjoy using my credits to get new releases for free. If someone in your life is a reader, they’ll love this.

Thrive Market Membership: Thrive Market is hugely underrated, especially for someone with special dietary needs! Click here for a free gift valued up to $43.

Evil Queen Subscription $28/month

Alyssa says, “If there’s someone in your life who loves candles and surprises, this is a great gift option for them! With an Evil Queen subscription, you’ll receive a brand new, never-before-seen Evil Queen candle.

You can get a one, three, or six-month subscription. These candles smell incredible and are sassy and fun, too!”

evil queen subscription

Bridal Subscription Box $19+

Michelle, a 2023 bride, says: “If there’s a bride in your life, gifting her a subscription box is the perfect gift! My now husband got me the “Miss to Mrs” box and it was super helpful. For a year leading up to the wedding I’d get a monthly box filled with things to help me with wedding planning for that month.

I even got one the month after my wedding that had all “Mrs” and “Wife” swag in it, plus an entire downloadable handbook to help me with my name change. It really helped remember the excitement of wedding planning and helped ease the stress that comes with wedding planning.”

bridal box
photo via Michelle Ioannou

Scentbird Subscription $16.95

For the fragrance lover in your life, give them the ultimate gift of a Scentbird Subscription! They can try a new scent every month!


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P.S. Check out our gift guide for women in their 30s here!

About the Author

Nicole Booz

Nicole Booz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty, GenThirty, and The Capsule Collab. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is the author of The Kidult Handbook (Simon & Schuster May 2018). She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, eating brunch, or planning her next great adventure.