The Kalejunkie Holiday 2022 Gift Guide

November 17, 2022

2022 flew by in the blink of an eye, and now, we are entering the most wonderful time of the year – THE HOLIDAYS! I don’t know about you, but after a wildly eventful year, I am so excited for the holidays this year. Which is why I cannot contain my excitement with sharing my annual Kalejunkie holiday gift guide this year. This year, we really took things to the next level, by giving you not one, not two, not three, but FIVE different gift guides, perfect for everyone on your list! This may be my best gift guide yet, and I am so proud to share it with you!

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Friends, how was 2022 for you? I don’t know about you, but for me, it was an absolutely crazy year. Between chasing after my growing boys, cooking up all of the recipes for you, and, oh yeah… releasing my first ever cookbook, LOVE TO EAT, there has been so much going on in the Kalejunkie world in 2022! It’s crazy to me that the holiday season is already here, but here we are, and I am so excited. Especially, because holiday season = gift guides.

But because this isn’t just your typical blogger gift guide, this is the KALEJUNKIE gift guide, we are kicking things up a notch, this year. Instead of doing gift guides in just one or two categories, we have five different categories for you, this year: Foodie, Beauty, Men’s, Wellness, and Home. That’s right – this year, we are not playing around when it comes to holiday gifts!

And on top of that, there are 20 items in each category, at a variety of different price points, so there’s something for everyone on your list! Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers or the perfect gift for your bff’s birthday, I have got you COVERED with these picks!

I am so excited to be sharing this with you, and may your holiday shopping be a little more “Merry and Bright!” 


Gift Guide #1 – For the Foodies

Of course, we’re kicking things off with my favorite gift guide: the foodie gift guide! This list is full of some of my personal favorite products this year, and I know that the foodies in your life will love them. Whether you’re shopping for the chronic baker, or for the restaurant gourmand, there is something for everyone in this gift guide!

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01. – LOVE TO EAT cookbook

You didn’t think I would make a gift guide and NOT include my book, did you?! My debut cookbook, LOVE TO EAT, is full of 75+ brand new, healthy recipes designed to help you connect back to your body and eat intuitively. It is my pride and joy, contains some of my favorite recipes I’ve ever created (like an updated version of my Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies) and makes for the perfect holiday gift!

02. – Beast Blender

This small, mighty, and beautiful blender has been a staple gadget in my kitchen this year, and I absolutely love it. It has replaced my beloved “Magic Bullet” for my daily, single-serving smoothie needs, and is also perfect for making small batches of sauces, dips, and spreads.

03. – Air Fryer

Another staple gadget in my kitchen? My air fryer. Even if you think you don’t need one, I’m here to tell you that you do. Air fryers make preparing veggies, meat, or even your favorite frozen Trader Joe’s meal (hey, I don’t judge!) If the foodie in your life doesn’t have an air fryer, then this is the gift that will keep on giving. Trust me.

04. – Material Kitchen “reBoard” Cutting Boards

Material Kitchen has become my go-to for cookware and prep-ware these days, and I am absolutely loving their cutting boards. Not only are they aesthetically beautiful, but they are made from kitchen scraps, so they are sustainably-made as well!

05. – Material Kitchen Mixing Bowls

And why not give someone the ultimate gift, of mixing bowls with their cutting boards? Material Kitchen’s Mixing Bowls have also become staples in my kitchen, and I use them for almost all of my recipes, these days!

06. – MadeIn Bakeware Set

When it comes to bakeware that will last a lifetime, MadeIn is the way to go. Their French porcelain baking dishes are built to stand the test of time, and are naturally nonstick as well. If you have a baker in your life who is constantly buying new pans, then treating them to a set like this is the best way to go!

07. – Aesthetically-Pleasing Spice Rack

These aesthetically pleasing spice racks have taken over TikTok by storm, and for a good reason: they make your kitchen look so much cuter! For the friend who is always struggling to find their spices, or for the friend who appreciates an aesthetically-curated kitchen, this makes the perfect gift!

08. – Fullstar Chopper

Now, I am fully aware that this may not be the most exciting gift on this list. HOWEVER, in my opinion, it is the gift that keeps on giving. This Fullstar Chopper has changed the game for me this year. Say goodbye to hours spent chopping and preparing veggies – this chopper makes it easy to get all of your veggies chopped in seconds!

09. – Sonder Wood Cutting Board

A nice cutting board will last you a lifetime, and a beautiful, wood cutting board is a staple in any kitchen, in my opinion. I have two of these Sonder Wood Cutting Boards in my kitchen, and they still look brand new, even after years of daily use.

10. – Truff Truffle Hot Sauce & Truffle Oil

This truffle hot sauce has quite the reputation, and for a good reason. It is SO GOOD! Over the past few years, Truff has received quite a bit of hype, but don’t let that stop you from trying it; it’s the perfect combination of a little spicy and lots of deep, truffle-y flavor; you may be so obsessed, that you’ll want to put it on everything! Plus, this set also comes with their signature truffle oil, which is perfect on almost everything.

11. – Dry Creek Wines Subscription

Dry Creek Wines is a vineyard local to me, and makes some of the most delicious wine, in my opinion. Their wine club membership makes the perfect gift for the wine lovers in your life. Members will not only get access to exclusive wine events and discounts on bottles, but they’ll get bottles sent to them monthly. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

12. – Artisan Almond Croissants

What better way to say “I love you” than with a package full of artisanal almond croissants? These croissants are buttery, flaky, and absolutely delicious. They come frozen, and are perfect to reheat whenever the craving strikes. Is there anything better than having a delicious, French pastry on hand, at any moment?

13. – Jacobsen Salt Co. Salts

Fancy, flaky salts are a culinary fiend’s dream come true, and these salts from Jacobsen Salt Co. are some of my favorites. They are a west coast-based company, and all of their salts are the perfect way to instantly elevate any meal. This sampler is the perfect way to give a taste of all of their classic varieties!

14. – Brightland Olive Oil Set

When it comes to olive oil, California olive oil reigns king. And in my opinion, Brightland is some of the best California olive oil that money can buy. Not only do their bottles look absolutely stunning sitting on your countertop, but they are everything that you could want out of olive oil: smooth, buttery, and delicious enough to drink on their own.

15. – Haku Japanese Shoyu

For those in your life who love the art of traditional Asian cuisine and/or cooking, a beautiful bottle of shoyu makes the perfect gift. This shoyu comes straight from Japan, from an ancient Japanese fermentation process, and has the most delicious flavor.

16. – Töst Non-Alcoholic Champagne

We all know that alcohol makes the perfect, easy holiday gift, but what about for your friends who are #sobercurious or alcohol-free? Well, in comes Töst! Their non-alcoholic wine and champagne varieties are not only delicious, but the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season, sans the alcohol.

17. – Hu Kitchen Dark Chocolate Variety Pack

If you’ve been to my blog before, then you may know that Hu chocolate is my absolute favorite. It’s creamy, it’s dairy-free, it’s free from any funky ingredients, and the taste is out of this world. For the chocolate lovers in your life, I just know they would love to open up a big box of Hu chocolates, this holiday season (plus, Code KALEJUNKIE gets you 15% off!)

18. – Le Cruset Dutch Oven

This gift is a little bit of a splurge, but it’s an investment that is well worth it. A dutch oven is essential when it comes to making all of your favorite winter soups and stews. And when it comes to dutch ovens, nobody does it better than Le Cruset. Their quality is impeccable and while they are an investment, they are meant to last generations.

19. – Essential Apron

A nice apron is an essential for any chef who isn’t afraid to get a little dirty! This apron is made of 100% durable cotton, and has a sleek and timeless design that I just love. Plus, it comes in a ton of cute colors!

20. – Salt & Pepper Mills

Salt and pepper are essential components of almost any recipe, which means that having a beautiful salt and pepper mill to house your most-used spices is essential! These mills are particularly beautiful, and may be making their way into my own kitchen very soon!


Gift Guide #2 – For the Beauty Lovers

The second gift guide for the year is focused on all things beauty. While beauty may not be a focal point of my blog, it definitely is a focal point within my life. I love trying out new beauty products, whether that be hair care products, skincare products, or makeup. This gift guide was way too fun to put together, and has some of my favorite beauty products of the year!

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01. – Dyson Airwrap

If you’re here, you’ve probably seen the Dyson Airwrap before. This viral tool has been sold out for most of the year, and that it is because it is the KEY to achieving the perfect at-home blowout. As someone who loves getting my hair blown out, I am dying to get my hands on an airwrap and try out its magic for myself!

02. – EO Lavender Body Oil

In my opinion, this is the most luxurious body oil I’ve ever tried – period. It smells like heavenly lavender and truly helps me to feel so relaxed in my body. I love this body oil after a relaxing bath, or anytime that I need to feel a little more relaxed!

03. – Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

This is another popular pick, but for a good reason: this product completely lives up to the hype. This lip sleeping mask makes your lips so buttery soft, and would make the perfect stocking stuffer!

04. – Slip Silk Pillowcase

Silk pillowcases are *allegedly* better for your hair. They keep it soft and shiny, while also helping to prevent frizz and breakage. This is another pick that would make for a great stocking stuffer.

05. – Vinter’s Daughter Facial Oil

This has been my go-to facial oil for years, and I cannot rave about it enough! My skin is super sensitive when it comes to products, but this oil has always worked well for me. It’s a little on the pricier side, but in my opinion, it’s worth the investment, and is the perfect gift for the skincare lover in your life!

06. – Maison Margiela “Replica” Bubble Bath Perfume

A beautiful perfume is always a wonderful gift, and when it comes to perfume, I love Maison Margie’s “Replica” line. These perfumes are designed to smell like quintessentially-nostalgic moments, and all of them are beautiful, in my opinion. But my personal favorite is the “Bubble Bath” scent!

07. – Kosas Revealer Concealer

Kosas is my go-to when it comes to clean makeup, and their concealer is a game changer. It practically melts into your skin, and can even be worn without any other makeup!

08. – Nu Face

This microcurrent device is meant to help tone and sculpt your face. If you have someone in your life who can’t live without getting facials, then a portable facial device is truly the best gift you can give them!

09. – Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm Set

Summer Fridays is an indie beauty brand, based out of Los Angeles, that has truly taken the internet by storm this year. While all of their products are amazing, their lip butters are truly amazing. They are soft, creamy, and perfect for daily use!

10. – Ouai Scalp Scrub & Hair Oil Set

This is the perfect gift for the friend who is obsessed with their hair care routine. Ouai’s products are not only high quality, but are made with your hair in-mind. This scalp scrub is perfect for exfoliating both your head and body, and the hair oil will make your hair silky soft.

11. – JVN Blowout Styling Milk

If you heat style your hair at all, then this product is a complete game changer. It’s heat activated, so it not only protects your hair from the damage of heat styling, but also makes your hair look like it’s straight out of the salon.

12. – Herbivore Botanicals Bath Ritual

If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I love my baths. And, baths are always made better with amazing bath products! This set from Herbivore Botanicals is not only loaded with plant-based ingredients, but is the perfect way to elevate those self-care moments.

13. – Gua Sha Facial Sculpting Tool

This is for the friend who is all about natural beauty and wellness. Gua Sha is an ancient, Chinese facial sculpting technique that helps to promote detoxification and manual lymphatic drainage. I love using my gua sha tool daily – it’s the perfect addition to any wellness routine!

14. – La Mer Gift Set

When it comes to skincare, La Mer is the creme de la creme. You’ll find their products in the beauty cabinet of your mom or grandma’s house, but don’t let that turn you away – this product is truly for everyone! La Mer’s products are luxurious AND perfect for sensitive skin, and this gift set is a great way to get started with them!

15. – Chillhouse “Chill Tips” Press-On Nails

If you have a friend who can’t live without her acrylic nails, then these press-on nails are perfect for the moments where she can’t get to there salon or needs a last-minute manicure. Simply glue them down and you have the perfect manicure ready in seconds! Press-on nails have become a game changer for me, and I love all of Chillhouse’s fun designs.

16. – Nécessaire Body Trio Set

When it comes to “clean” body care, Nécessaire takes the cake. This body trio set includes their signature body cleanser, gentle body scrub, and hydrating lotion for the perfect skin reset!

17. – Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream

This body cream has been VIRAL for a good reason – it really works. Not only is it hydrating and soothing on the skin, but it also helps to visibly lift and tighten the skin as well.

18. – 54 Thrones Comorian Ylang Ylang + Egyptian Orange Blossom Beauty Butter

I get it: hand cream may not sound like the most exciting gift. But when it’s hand cream that’s as soft, smooth, and silky as this one is, then it makes for the PERFECT gift! I especially love this one as a more luxurious stocking stuffer.

19. – The Sleepy Tie

If you are someone who loves to get weekly blowouts like I do, then this product is a MUST. It is a crease-free scrunchie that helps to prevent frizz and keep your hair locked into its style while you sleep. No more having to revive your fresh blowout in the morning – with this scrunchie, it stays perfect!

20. – Fluffmatte Original Matte Lipstick

These award winning lipsticks give the perfect matte finish in a variety of gorgeous colors, without drying out your lips. A single lipstick makes for the perfect stocking stuffer, or if you want to go all-out with your gift this year, why not gift the whole collection?!


Gift Guide #3 – For the Wellness Junkie

“Wellness” is more than just a trend – it’s a lifestyle. Any product that helps me connect to my own personal sense of health and wellness is a product that is worth the investment, in my opinion. This gift guide was one of the most fun to create, because it’s full of some of my favorite wellness products that I’ve used this year, and for years on end!

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01. – Goop “Under the Weather” Bath Soak

This bath soak is my go-to on the days where I really need to unwind. It has mustard powder, magnesium, and eucalyptus to help bring your energy levels back to baseline. It’s hydrating to the body, soothing to the senses, and the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.

02. – APL Sneakers

These have been my go-to sneakers for YEARS, and I cannot rave enough about APL. Their designs and colors are gorgeous, they feel like walking on a cloud, and are perfect for running errands, working out, or just walking around the city. If someone in your life doesn’t own a pair of APL sneakers yet, then they need one ASAP.

03. – Beis Weekender Tote Bag

This isn’t your ordinary travel tote bag – it’s the perfect travel tote bag. It has a laptop compartment, plenty of room for all of your weekend essentials, and even a compartment underneath to keep your shoes and toiletries separate from the rest of your belongings.

04. – Stori Activewear Set

Lately, my favorite activewear has been from Stori. Their thin, yet high-quality knits are perfect for morning walks, hot yoga classes, and even high intensity Barry’s Bootcamp class.

05. – Moon Juice Magnesi-Om

For the friend who is always tired, or struggles to get a good night’s sleep, this is the perfect gift for them. Moon Juice’s Magnesi-Om powder is a rich, berry-flavored magnesium powder to help promote restfulness and relaxation. This powder always helps me to have restful sleep!

06. – Lululemon Mirror

This is definitely a *splurge* of a gift, but if you really want to treat the wellness junkie in your life, why not give them the gift of at-home workouts, meditations, and more, at the touch of a finger? The Lululemon mirror is the ultimate at-home workout system, and is the definition of a gift that keeps on giving.

07. – Clevr Blends Oat Milk Lattes

If you have someone in your life who could use a break from their daily coffee habit, then this is the perfect way to help get them on the right track! Clevr’s blends are full of bold flavors, rich, non-dairy creamer, nutrient-dense adaptogens to help calm the senses and start your day off on the right track.

08. – Black Marble Dumbbells

These dumbbells are not only functional, but they are also insanely beautiful. This makes the perfect gift for someone who appreciates both function and beauty in their items.

09. – Floramye “Bath Bliss” Set

Floramye is a CBD wellness brand that is local to me, and they happen to make some of my favorite wellness products. In fact, I love them so much, that the launch party for my book, LOVE TO EAT, was at their flagship store in Larkspur, California! This bath set is not only one of the perfect ways to introduce yourself, or someone you love, to the magic of their products, but it also makes for a great way to unwind, any time of day.

10. – Floramye “Celestial Dew” Face Mask Kit

And if baths aren’t your thing, then how about face masks? In addition to their bath kit, Floramye also makes an incredible face mask kit. This “Celestial Dew” kit comes with a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly powder face mask that is perfect for nourishing all skin types.

11. – The Human Being Journal

This journal is perfect for those who want to take up a journaling practice, but struggle to know what exactly to write about. With daily prompts, guided questions, and a non-dated interior, it’s the perfect, casual way to begin a journaling practice, without much stress or thought.

12. Loftie Alarm Clock

An alarm clock may seem like an unconventional gift, but it’s the gift that people don’t know that they need. This smart alarm clock is designed to help you rest more soundly, wake up gentle, and get the sleep you really need – without using your phone!

13. – NodPod Weighted Sleep mask

This weighted sleeping mask not only helps to block out the morning light even better than a traditional sleep mask, but the weighted nature helps you fall asleep even faster. Don’t ask me why, just trust me – it works!

14. – Osea Vagus Nerve Pillow Spray

This spray is the KEY to a good night’s sleep! It’s loaded with lavender and rosemary to help calm your vagus nerve and ensure deep relaxation. I love to spritz this on my pillow before bed!

15. – Free People “Hit the Slopes” Fleece Jacket

As we move into the colder months, this jacket will become a staple piece in anyone’s wardrobe! It’s perfect for covering up before/after the gym, for running errands, or, of course, for hitting the slopes.

16. – Higher Dose Infrared Sauna Blanket

What gift screams “wellness” more than an at-home sauna? This Infrared sauna blanket by higher dose is the perfect way to gift someone all of the benefits of a sauna, but in a way that they can enjoy from bed or even take on-the-go. Simply turn on this blanket and sweat out all the stress from the week!

17. – Bala Hourglass Foam Roller

A foam roller is an at-home fitness essential, and this one by Bala has to be the most beautiful foam roller out there. It comes in an array of beautiful colors and looks like a piece of decor!

18. – Book of the Month Subscription

In my definition, “wellness” is anything that helps promote a sense of well-being for us. And what is more beneficial to our well-being than books? A subscription to Book of the Month is the perfect gift for your wellness-loving bestie. Every month, they’ll receive a credit to pick a book that is vetted and approved by a team of experts, to ensure that they’re getting a truly *great* read.

19. – Theragun Mini

This small, yet mighty, version of the Theragun is perfect for helping your body recover after strenuous workouts, or just relax at the end of the day. Plus, the size makes it perfect for travel, so you can have a *self-care moment* no matter where you are.

20. – Ban.do “Feeling Feelings” Card Deck

This adorable, brightly-colored card deck is fun way to get connected to your feelings and truly take care of yourself. With guided prompts designed to spark emotional awareness, this is the perfect gift for the friend who is always on the path towards self-improvement!


Gift Guide #4 – For the Men

Let’s be honest: when it comes to getting gifts, men are the hardest people to shop for! Between shopping for my husband, Greg, and my two boys, I’ve learned that picking out the best gifts for the men/boys in your life is a labor of love. Luckily, I’ve GOT YOU with this gift guide. All these gifts are man-approved and perfect for the men in your life!

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01. – The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music Book

Curling up with a good book is the perfect way to unwind this holiday season, and a great option is “The Storyteller” by Dave Grohl. It’s a memoir that’s full of music history, and is a read that almost anyone will enjoy!

02. – Stanley Wide Mouth Flask

Stanley tumblers have taken over the internet lately, and that’s because they’re high-quality and made to keep your drinks cooler for longer. This wide mouth flask not only has a simple, sleek design, but is perfect for taking on-the-go.

03. – Archer Barware Set

My husband, Greg is big on making cocktails, so one year I gifted him a beautiful barware set that he still uses to this day! This beautiful, gold and glass barware set is the perfect way to elevate their mixology game, and bonus points: it will also look beautiful in your kitchen. Truly, it’s a gift for both of you.

04. – Rothy’s Sneakers

A new pair of sneakers is a gift that almost anyone can appreciate, and lately, I’ve been loving these Rothy’s sneakers. Not only are they incredibly comfortable, but they are also made of recycled water bottles, so they are sustainably-made and good for the environment as well!

05. – Brass Bottle Opener

Sometimes, it’s the little gifts that are the best ones. This brass bottle opener not only has a beautiful design, but is perfect for popping in their pockets and taking on-the-go!

06. – Shinola Wallet

Is it a universal theme that all men have wallets that are falling apart?! I’m joking, but if your man is constantly carrying around a wallet that is on its way out, why not treat them to a new one? Shinola makes high quality, beautiful wallets that are made to withstand time.

07. – Retrospec Beaumont Bike

This is definitely a bigger gift, but if you are looking to *really* spoil your man this holiday season, why not treat him to a brand new bike? This bike not only has a beautiful profile, but is perfect for riding around the city!

08. – Outdoor Voices Primo Fleece Joggers

A good pair of joggers is an essential in any man’s wardrobe, and these Outdoor Voices joggers are perfect year-round! They’re cute enough to wear to the coffee shop, and rugged enough to wear on his favorite hikes.

09. – AARKE Carbonator 3 Sparkling Water Maker

This sparkling water maker makes drinking water so much more fun. It’s slim enough to fit on any countertop, and is so much better than drinking a La Croix. Trust me. 😉

10. – Custom Football Book

These beautiful coffee table books are custom made and filled with beautiful photos and rich history of your man’s favorite football team. It’s the perfect gift for the football fanatics in your life!

11. – Indoor Electric Nonstick Grill

If your man loves to grill, but lives in an apartment or doesn’t have access to an outdoor space, then this is truly the PERFECT gift! This nonstick grill is perfect for popping onto your stove, so you can have the perfectly grilled steak, any time.

12. – Portable Campfire Starter

For the more outdoorsy man in your life, why not make their camping trips a bit easier? This portable campfire starter is a super simple way to get a raging fire in minutes, and is the perfect size for taking on the go.

13. – Apple Watch Ultra

I can’t live without my Apple Watch, and neither can my husband Greg. We use them to track our workouts, steps, respond to text messages, and spend less time on our phones. If your man doesn’t have an Apple Watch, then this is a great gift for them!

14. – Crosley Radio Tuner Record Player

If the man in your life is in need of a new hobby, why not get them started with record collecting? This Crosley record player is not only the perfect way to get started, but also will look great as a decor piece in any home.

15. – Timberland Premium Waterproof Boots

A good pair of boots is a classic wardrobe staple, especially this time of year. These Timberland Waterproof Boots are not only perfect for rainy, winter days, but they’re durable for all of your man’s outdoor excursions throughout the year.

16. – Oura Ring

This sleek ring is not just for looks; it monitors your sleep patterns, your workouts, your body’s vitals, and your overall health. And the best part is, all that you need to do is wear it!

17. – Fellow Stagg Pour Over Set

Making coffee at home is not only a simpler, easier, and more cost-effective way to get your morning fix, but it is also a ritual as well. This pour over set is the perfect way to help your man elevate his morning cup of coffee.

18. – Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera

This digital camera shoots high quality images, as well as videos in 4K resolution, and is perfect for documenting travels, everyday life, or even for creating content! If the man in your life has an eye for photo and/or video, then this makes for a great, luxurious gift.

19. – Youth to the People Skincare Set

EVERYONE needs a skincare routine – period. But let’s face it, most men don’t have one (or even worse… they wash their face with shampoo). A skincare set is the perfect way to get them started with the habit of taking care of their skin, and Youth to the People is a great clean, sensitive skin-friendly skincare brand.

20. – Amazon Kindle

If your man loves reading, then a Kindle makes the perfect gift for them! They are small and perfect for traveling with, and if you want to go the extra mile, you can even pre-load it with some of his favorite books.


Gift Guide #5 – For the Home

And finally, to close out the Kalejunkie gift guides for the year, we have a new gift guide category: home! In 2022, I have found a newfound love for home decor and accessories, and couldn’t wait to share a few of my favorite purchases from this year. These also make the perfect housewarming gifts, so be sure to SAVE this guide for anytime you need a good home decor gift!

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01. – Brooklinen Linen Bed Sheets

Good bed sheets are the gift that keeps on giving. Recently, my family and I switched to Brooklinen sheets and we absolutely love them. They’re soft, breathable, durable, and make the perfect gift for anyone who likes their home to feel a little luxurious!

02. – Fable Home Dish Set

I recently made the switch to Fable dinnerware, and I couldn’t love it more. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s durable and dishwasher safe – even my kids use it for their meals! It’s the perfect everyday dish set to instantly elevate your meals (and you can use code KALEJUNKIE to save 10% off site-wide!)

03. – Le Labo Santal Candle

A good smelling candle is the perfect gift for those hard-to-shop-for friends, and when it comes to candles, Le Labo truly is the best. They smell heavenly and will make your home feel cozy and relaxed, almost like a spa!

04. – Aesop Soap Set

Good soap is one of those things that you don’t realize you needed until you actually have it. Aesop soaps smell like heaven and are a luxurious touch to add to any bathroom or kitchen.

05. – Breville Espresso Machine

For the friend who can’t live without their morning run to the coffee shop, why not bring the coffee shop to them? This Breville Espresso Machine makes the absolute best espresso, and will make you feel like you have your own personal coffee shop!

06. – Hatch Smart Sleep

One habit I’ve been trying to keep lately has been staying off my phone at night and first thing in the morning. Why? Because studies show that going on your phone right before bed or first thing in the morning can impact your energy levels. In order to stay off my phone, I’ve recently switched to using an alarm clock that isn’t my phone, and I love my Hatch Smart Sleep. It changes colors, has ambient noises, and even guided meditations!

07. – Bearaby Weighted Blanket

As we move into the colder months, what better way to stay warm than with a weighted blanket? Bearaby’s weighted blankets are hand-knit, come in beautiful colors, and are the perfect way to stay warm and cozy at night.

08. – Petrified Wood Cheese Board

In the era of butter boards, having the perfect vessel for your decadent creations is a “must.” This petrified wood cheese board is absolutely beautiful and is the perfect vessel for all of your cheeseboard (or butter board) creations.

09. – Faux Penny Mat Tile Mat

Traditional door mats are out, and penny mats are in! This adorable, custom penny mat is the perfect way to welcome someone into your home. Plus, it’s customizable, so you can change what you want it to say over and over again!

10. – Sonos Bluetooth Speaker

Having music playing, even softly, is a simple way to completely change the look and feel of a space. And when it comes to bluetooth speakers, Sonos is truly top-tier. I recently got one for my home, and I couldn’t love it any more!

11. – Parachute Home Waffle Cotton Robe

Your home is your own, private oasis, so it should feel like one! Having a luxurious robe to slip on, first thing in the morning, is the perfect way to give someone that spa-like experience, right at home.

12. – Electric Wine Opener

It’s 2022, are we still opening bottles of wine the manual way?! I’m kidding, but in all seriousness, if you have someone in your life who loves a good glass of wine, then they need an electric wine opener. It opens any bottle in seconds, with very minimal effort. What’s better than that?!

13. – UI Mug + Warmer Set

This work-from-home essential not only helps you to get more done, but also looks great sitting on a desk. It’s an electric mug and warmer, so you won’t need to keep getting up from your desk to reheat that morning cup of coffee.

14. – Architectural Digest Coffee Table Book

A beautiful coffee table book instantly elevates any living room, and I personally love this one from Architectural Design. It’s sleek and simple, with a gorgeous linen cover, and contains images of some of the world’s most beautiful homes.

15. – Balmuda Toaster

The beautiful, Japanese toaster that Emily Mariko made famous is truly sent from the heavens. It’s a bit of an investment, but it truly makes the perfect toast, pizza, or bread, every time. Plus, it looks beautiful sitting on your countertop! It’s the perfect gift for someone who has an eye for design.

16. – Vitruvi Oil Diffuser

If you’re shopping for someone who is more sensitive to scents, then an oil diffuser is a great gift to help them elevate their home without being overpowering. Vitruvi makes my favorite oil diffusers, and while you’re at it, why not get them an essential oil or two to go with it?

17. – SimpliSafe Home Security System

A home security system is something that you don’t always know that you need… until you need it. This is a great gift to ensure that your loved ones stay safe and protected in their home(s).

18. – Backgammon Set

We spend way too much time scrolling on our phones these days, so why not give someone the gift of relaxation with some analog entertainment? This backgammon set is not only beautiful, but it’s portable, so you can take it with you on all of your travels!

19. – Moscow Mule Glasses

Moscow Mules are my favorite winter cocktail, and what’s better than a winter cocktail served in a beautiful glass? This Moscow Mule glass set is the perfect way to elevate your winter nightcap.

20. – “We’re Not Really Strangers” Card Game

This isn’t your ordinary card game- it’s deeper. “We’re Not Really Strangers” is a game designed to bridge close connections and help you to really get to know the people around you. Plus, they also make a couple’s and family’s edition, too!


And that is IT! All 100 items in this year’s Kalejunkie gift guide. Did you find gifts for your loved ones on this list? I would love to know! Tag me in an Instagram story of your holiday gift haul, or of your loved ones unboxing their gifts, so I can see and re-share! xx

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