November 13 2020
Everyone's family is different! We wanted to offer you a bunch of gift ideas without the presumptive language or implications that "Gifts for Mom" might have— whether you're shopping for a sibling, a parent, someone in your life who has had the impact akin to that of close family member or a family friend that feels like family, we pulled together a bunch of gift ideas that all happen to be sustainable and non-prescriptive when it comes to gender or age.
Before we get into it, we wanted to show you some of our best ideas, but if you're thirsty for the full list, you can click this link right here to jump ahead to the full and extensive collection of holiday gift ideas for your parents or siblings.
Looking for our master gift guide for all budgets, styles, situations and personalities? Click here!
We'll start with the obvious: if you're not sure what to gift someone whose taste or preferences have evolved, or whose life circumstances have changed this year due to COVID-19 and the general malaise of 2020, a gift card is the way to go. It's technically the only zero waste option, and this way your giftee will be sure to actually love what they end up receiving.
If that's not your style, we get it— with close relatives, gift cards sometimes don't cut it, and you want to get more personal. In some ways, these are totally the hardest gifts to give, because you want to nail it and make sure you're gifting something brilliant and clever, and on the other hand, being close to someone gives you a little more intel into what they use, like, or are interested in— more than the gift you have to get for your cousin who you don't keep in touch with, for example.
Have a sibling that just moved and is gearing up for a few months of quarantine in a new and unfamiliar space? A brand new towel set, whether a Turkish pestemal or a Bamboo Lyocell waffle knit, is the way to go. Want to do it up even further? Add in a minty foot scrub for a pedicure at home, or a cozy robe to flop around in while watching Netflix.
Shopping for a family member who loves to cook, but running out of ideas that aren't cookware? We can up the ante: our terrazzo trivets, in a hexagonal set of two or a single brass-accented luxe version, will make cooking for the gazillionth time in 2020 feel like way less of a chore, and so will a new set of tea towels to proudly hang for the holidays. You can go festive with a Candy Cane option or keep things classic with a holiday-friendly but never ephemeral print, like Hollyberry or Icicle Stripe. Not quite your fam's style? There are simple denim options for 'em too.
If your fam is a little less Ina Garten and a little more Gordon Ramsey, can we recommend our water-saving colander? It has genius tricks up its sleeve that won't go unappreciated by even the most hardcore of home cooks or aspiring chefs.