With the holidays officially here, the pressure’s on to find thoughtful, unique gifts for loved ones that aren’t just variation of what you’ve gifted before. Here at SELF, we’re always looking for the best gifts (seriously—it’s a full-time job), which is why we understand uniquely why it’s so tough to find a gift that’s as amusing or as practical as your friend or family member may desire.
To help you avoid the stress of shopping for presents (and that last-minute scramble), we’d love to share with you the best gifts we as editors have given, received, or are planning to give—as well as gift ideas that we’ve noticed our readers buying this Christmas season. From functional wellness gifts and fitness gifts to longer-lasting subscription gifts, we’re pulling out all the stops to surprise our loved ones with things they’ll remember for years to come.
Below, find the greatest gifts that SELF editors have given and received, gift-worthy products we’ve written about, and the best gifts of 2022 that our readers are shopping. Here’s to hoping you have a holiday season that is as merry as it is meaningful.
For more present picks, check out all of the best gift ideas of 2022.
The Best Gifts We’ve Given and Received
From customized loungewear and recipe books to beer-making kits and subscription gifts, here are some of the favorite gifts that SELF editors have given and received over the years.
A Few of Our Editors’ Favorite Gift-Worthy Products
As editors, we’re lucky enough to try a lot of different products—many of which are meh, but a few of which really stand out in their ability to soothe, organize, and ultimately add joy to our lives. Below, you’ll find some of these products (as well as its accompanying reviews), all of which would make excellent holiday gifts for your loved ones (or birthday, anniversary, and anytime, too).
The Best Gifts of 2022
Now that we’re deep into gifting season, our commerce team has gotten a peek into the gifts that our readers are shopping. These are some of the top-clicked and purchased products—just in case you’re in need of some inspiration.