Giving gifts presents a conundrum. Is it better to give something useful, like a 112-bit screwdriver set, or something fancy, like a cat-sized iron throne? There is no right answer. That’s why our 2022 holiday gift guide, curated by Post reporters and editors, includes suggestions from both ends of the practical spectrum. With a wide range of gift ideas in nine categories – we’ve even included some that are functional and fun – this guide will make the process a little easier.
These stylish and useful ideas — all under $100 — will have your housewarming, hostess, and homebody gift needs covered this year.
Hudson Grace: Monogram Marble Square Cocktail Napkin Tray Set
$66 | The perfect hostess gift, this napkin holder comes with a set of 50 monogrammed three-ply paper cocktail napkins in gray (it can be filled with any 5.5-inch square napkin).
To buy by Hudson Grace
Hay: Bottle of Sowden
$35 to $40 (12 and 17 ounces) | This sleek and colorful stainless steel bottle is the perfect way to take hydration (or a comforting hot beverage) on the go. Available in several colors.
To buy by Hay
Happy Birdwatcher Co.: HappySeed Boxes
$32 to $72 | These bird seed mixes can be customized by zip code to attract native species. Buy a variety or assortments that cater to birders with more than one type of feeder.
To buy by Happy Birdwatcher Co.
Graf Lantz: MacBook Pro and Air Sleeve
$64 | Crafted from granite merino wool with a snap-closure leather flap, this carrying case makes a thoughtful gift for people who travel with their tech, whether on vacation or just for work.
To buy by Graf Lantz
Plant Kween: terracotta table planters
$39-$49 (small and medium) | These beautiful handmade terracotta planters would make a statement in any home. And they have a drainage hole and a plate to catch excess water.
To buy from West Elm
MoMA: cake stand and serving bowl
$58 | The simple elegance of this white magnesium porcelain cake stand will enhance any baked goods. Flip it over for a serving bowl. It is also microwave and dishwasher safe.
To buy from MoMA
Williams Sonoma: teaspoon with clip
$14.95 | This matte black finished stainless steel bag clip doubles as a grain measuring scoop. Pair it with your favorite coffee bag for a more personal gift.
To buy by Williams Sonoma
S’well: ice bucket and tongs
$49.99 | We love the warm wood-grain finish of this 68-ounce non-condensing ice bucket with a stainless steel lid and matching tongs. It can also be used to chill champagne or wine.
To buy from Amazon
Filtrum Home: Mushroom Self-Watering Glass
$19.99 | Take the guesswork out of watering for your plant-loving friends with this lead-free glass mushroom that works in any planter. Pair it with a green friend, like a holiday cactus.
To buy from Filtrum
JojoByJoda: Pink Wave Acrylic Vase
$42.99 | This whimsical vase will add a touch of Barbiecore to any home. Or, if hot pink isn’t your cup of tea, try another color. Mix fresh flowers for the perfect hostess gift.
To buy from Etsy