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15 Great Holiday Gifts

These are a few of our favorite things

November 28, 2022  |   by Brooklynn Johnson

Gifting season is upon us! Looking for some inspiration? Here’s a roundup of unique gifts that are sure to leave friends and family smiling.

For the Kitchen

emile henry custom ceramics

Emile Henry Custom Ceramics

A little something to match literally anyone’s kitchen. Made in France, Emile Henry products are some of the biggest players in kitchenware; any foodie would fall for these these bowls, cruets, and serving accessories. Available in special colors exclusive to Metropolitan Market.

Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Care Kit

Anyone who’s invested in a high-quality cast iron pan will love this set. Care and upkeep of a good pan can be tricky, especially for those new to cast iron cooking – this kit makes it easy and less intimidating than braving it alone.

lodge cast iron care kit



One of my absolute favorite things to give during the holidays is a cookbook, because there are so many ways to make it sentimental. Think of the person you’re getting the book for; is there a special meal the two of you shared? A type of cuisine you know they connect with, perhaps from their travels? Bonus: Write a special note on the inside cover, so they’ll always think of you when they use it.

Teakhaus Cutting/Serving Board

You read that right – this gorgeous board is part cutting board and part serving board – the hybrid we all need and want. Use it to chop veggies like a pro, or arrange an Instagram-worthy charcuterie board. This is a great gift for the host in your life!

teakhaus cutting board

good citizen double wall coffee mugs

Good Citizen Double-Walled Coffee Mugs

Are you seeing the colors on these?? Not only will the borosilicate glass and double-walled design keep hot beverages hot longer, these colorful and trendy mugs will match any aesthetic. Plus, they don’t sweat or create any sort of condensation, and they stay cool to the touch since all that hot tea or coffee stays off the outer edge. Round out the gift with a bag of their favorite coffee – cheers!

For the Home

20 Leagues Diorama Kits

We all know someone who’s leaned real hard into plants lately (this person is not me, I can’t even keep a low-maintenance succulent alive). But for those who CAN maintain a home garden, these whimsical diorama kits make an adorable gift.

Thymes Frasier Fir

Okay, if you haven’t experienced the Frasier Fir phenomenon, I INSIST you remedy that. There is no other candle that better captures that magical, seasonal smell of fir trees. I was thrilled to see that they didn’t stop with their candles; you can now choose from car diffusers, soaps, and even laundry detergent.

diorama kits

Rosanna Diggs Embroidery Kits

Alright, PNW-ers, we’ve got a long, cold winter ahead of us, which means we’re all in need of solid indoor activities. These embroidery kits are all inclusive, from the wooden hoop to the colored floss. Get a couple for your friends (and one for you!) so you can spend a c0zy night in crafting together.

For Self-Care

holiday themed soaps and bath bombs

Holiday-Themed Soaps, Scrubs, and Bath Bombs

The Metropolitan Market wellness section is seriously a one-stop shop for self-care scores. Some highlights include the Latika holiday body care products (just look at that packaging), Ton Savon holiday bar soaps, and Musee holiday bath products. I’m personally eyeballing the ultra-popular, hard-to-find Musee Village Boxed Bath Bombs.

Patchology Gift Kits

Are these not the cutest little winter sets? Just look at those puns! But seriously, these wellness kits are packed with different skin care solutions and some of Patchology’s best products. Each one’s a little different, so find the one that your friend or family member would love the most!

patchology gift sets

sparitual products

SpaRitual Hand Serum, Hand Salve, and Cuticle Serum

The winter air is kind to no one’s skin, and hands often face the worst of it. Give the gift of healing with SpaRitual’s hand-care products, perfect for literally anyone who has to go outside this winter.

Alleyoop Multi-Tasker 4-in-1 Brush

I got this for my sister who’s always traveling and on airplanes for work, and she loves it. This multi-tasking makeup brush is a concealer sponge, blush brush, brow brush, and eyeshadow brush – all in one, which is a great space saver.

alleyoop multi tasker brush

For a Little Something Sweet

mcreas caramels

McCrea’s Caramels

These are the caramels everyone can’t stop talking about, and once you try them, you’ll see why. So incredibly flavorful, with packaging that’ll elevate any gift.

Pallini Limoncello Gift Set

Give the gift of Italy with this truly incredible bottle of Limoncello. Made from Sfusato lemons that are grown only on the Amalfi coast, this special bottle comes with an adorable hand-painted vessel.

pallini limoncello

Don’t Forget the Stocking Stuffers

stocking stuffers

Just need a few small things to round out your gifts? Here are some fun ideas:

  • Dana Herbert pouches (so cute, and can be fun to use as a stocking in itself!)
  • An assortment of unique stickers, perfect for water bottles, laptops, and more
  • World’s Softest Socks
  • GIR Spatula Turners
  • Burt’s Bees Holiday Lip Gift Set

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