March 3, 2024

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.

Rechargeable Hand Warmer

orastone Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Wireless Charger 3 in 1

WAITIEE Wireless Charger 3 in 1

Now 38% Off

Cloud Slippers

BRONAX Cloud Slippers

Now 33% Off

Lightweight Medium Crossbody Bag with Tassel Red

DELUXITY Lightweight Medium Crossbody Bag with Tassel Red

Now 20% Off

Magic Slushy Maker

Hoinvaet Magic Slushy Maker

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!

Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle Advent Calendar

Cieyan Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle Advent Calendar

Mini Animal Plush Advent Calendar

JOYIN Mini Animal Plush Advent Calendar

Marvel Advent Calendar

Funko Marvel Advent Calendar

Now 39% Off

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.

Live Bamboo Indoor Bonsai Tree

Brussel’s Live Bamboo Indoor Bonsai Tree

Temperature Control Smart Mug

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Now 23% Off

Warmies Slippers

Intelex Warmies Slippers

Now 20% Off

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!

Marvel Super Heroes Infinity Gauntlet

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Infinity Gauntlet

Now 20% Off

Par Three Putting Green

PUTT-A-BOUT Par Three Putting Green

Now 32% Off

Ring Toss Game

Elite Sportz Equipment Ring Toss Game

Now 42% Off

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.

nstax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Fujifilm nstax Mini 9 Instant Camera

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.

Dueling Stomp Racers

Stomp Rocket Dueling Stomp Racers

Now 38% Off

Cutie Reveal

Barbie Cutie Reveal

Now 32% Off

DoodleJamz JellyPics

Sky Castle DoodleJamz JellyPics

Stocking Stuffers

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:

Universal Dust Cleaner

Universal Dust Cleaner

Now 30% Off

Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes

Avocado Tree Growing Kit

AvoSeedo Avocado Tree Growing Kit

Now 23% Off

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:

Lippy Pal Unicorn Flavored Lip Balm

Lip Smacker Lippy Pal Unicorn Flavored Lip Balm

Now 27% Off

Credit: Amazon

Cactus Tealight Candles

AIXIANG Cactus Tealight Candles

Now 43% Off

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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