If gifting was a sport, Good Housekeeping would be the MVP.
Throughout the year, our product experts and editors spend hundreds of hours hunting for the best gift ideas for every person, at every budget. Especially around the holidays, we’re also taking stock of what our readers are buying, so that we can share the most popular gift ideas trending this season for all of the special women and hard-to-shop for men on your list. On top of that, we use our expert knowledge and diligent testing to bring you the best new toys for kids every year.
Every gift that makes it into our guides is independently selected by our editors, who only include picks that have highly positive online reviews, are actually owned and loved by our staff or have been rigorously tested by our experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute. In short: You can rest assured that the picks on our lists are optimized to surprise and delight all of your recipients.
In order to make it easier for you to find the greatest presents this year, we’ve rounded up links to our most popular gift guides below, organized by recipient, budget and more. We’ve also highlighted the top-shopped gifts in each category on our site, many of which are already on sale for Black Friday. And let us tell you, the earlier you shop, the better. While December 15 is usually the last day for standard shipping to guarantee Christmas delivery, with shipping delays happening left and right, you won’t want to risk waiting that long this year.
So scroll on to find the best gift ideas for 2022, and be sure to leave us a comment below to let us know your favorites.
The Most Popular Gifts of 2022
These are the top items our readers are adding to their carts this season across all categories. Not surprisingly, each one is under $40, with many being heavily discounted on Amazon before Black Friday. You can shop the full list here.
Didn’t find your perfect present yet? Not to worry. Below, you’ll find the top gifts our readers are spending their money on. We’ve got ideas for literally everyone, no matter the size of the gift you want to give or the budget you need to stick to.
Best Advent Calendars
Help them countdown the days to Christmas with an advent calendar tailored to their love of chocolate, toys, wine — you name it!
Gifts for Her
Our readers are buying the beloved women in their lives things that will promote some rest and relaxation. Here are their top picks, but you can shop more guides below.
Gifts for Him
Gone are the days of buying shirts and ties for guys; instead we’re seeing more people buying gifts that speak to his hobbies. So this year, look for a gift that’s more fun than practical!
Gifts for Tweens and Teens
We had to call in our top experts for these categories as this age group is notoriously hard to shop for. Luckily, Rachel Rothman, chief technologist and executive technical director at the Good Housekeeping Institute, and Marisa LaScala, our senior parenting and relationships editor answered the call. They polled dozens of real-life tweens and teenagers to round up this list, and found many want the latest tech gadgets, cool room decor and fun fidget toys.
Gifts and Toys for Kids
The Good Housekeeping Institute does rigorous toy testing to ensure we’re recommending only the best toys and gifts for this age group. Many of our choices come from our yearly Toy Awards, where we test each item based on the following criteria: safety, ease of use and, of course, kid approval. These are the hottest toys to get your hands on this year.
Everyone looks for at least a little something in their stocking come Christmas Day. But you shouldn’t break the bank for a unique stuffer. Here are the best ideas under $15 that readers are loving:
Gifts by Budget
We all want to spoil our loved ones during the holiday season, but it’s so important to stick to a budget when shopping to avoid post-holiday stress. Remember, the best gifts are the ones that come from the heart. These ideas check both buckets:
Even More Gift Ideas for Anyone
We told you Good Housekeeping is the MVP of gifting! Below, you can explore even more of our top-shopped guides:
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