Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone is never an easy task. Enter the internet. The internet has made gift buying easier in more ways than one. Sure, holiday shopping online saves you the headache and hassle of crowed malls and pushy salespeople, but it also provides us with an endless supply of holiday gift giving advice.
The holiday gift guide has been increasing every year in popularity. Once reserved for the rich and famous (think Oprah’s Favorite Things), there is now a gift guide put out for just about every possible demographic from writers, bloggers and websites across the world. Here are four of our favorite holiday gift guides, each with something unique to offer this holiday season. Be sure to check out all of our featured guides.
Lauren Steven’s of lo-wren offers up a list of holiday gift ideas that she describes as a guide comprised of truly unique itms that are compiled through the year and aren’t necessarily your run of the mill gifts or holiday “hot” items.
Our favorite from Lauren’s list: The Star Wars nesting dolls. Adorable and unique, perfect for any fan from collector to kid. You can check out Lauren’s complete guide here.
Stephanie Glover of A Grande Life gives us our next gift guide selection. Stephanie says that her gift guide has something for everyone, including those difficult people to shop for. From toys to stocking stuffers, she says, A Grande Life’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide takes the guess work out of holiday shopping. We have to agree.
Our favorite item on Stephanie’s list: A Love with Food subscription. Monthly plans that deliver boxes of healthy, junk-free snacks right to your door. Doubly cool is that it’s the gift that truly keeps on giving because with ever box purchased a meal is donated to help fight childhood hunger!
You can check out A Grande Life’s complete guide here.
Gina Badalaty of Embracing Imperfect brings us another unique spin on holiday gift guides. Gina’s guide features an excellent selection of gifts for kids with special needs.
Our favorite item on Gina’s list: The teepee tent. It’s a perfect place for kid’s who want their own special space, or might just need a quick time out (the good kind).
You can check out Gina’s complete guide here.
Rounding out our gift guide recommendations is Jen Anderson. Jen publishes a unique gift guide on Macaroni Kid. What sets Jen’s guide apart is that it isn’t a quide for what to buy, but rather where to buy. It provides information on local businesses and their holiday products to help you find great deals and great gifts for everyone on your list, all while supporting local businesses.
Our favorite place to shop on Gina’s list: We couldn’t decide. There was such a variety of vendors and products that we couldn’t pick just one.
You can check out the complete guide here:
We hope our guide to the guides have narrowed down the field a little and given you a place to start. Let us know if you purchase something you found on one of our featured guides, and as always keep up with us throughout the holiday season on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.