2023 flew by in the blink of an eye, and now we’ve reached the most wonderful time of the year- the holidays! This season is all about reflecting on the magic of the past year, celebrating yourself, and spending time with the people that you love the most. Which is why I am so excited to share my annual Kalejunkie 2023 Holiday Gift Guide, designed to make it easy for you to shop for all of the most important people in your life! This year, we have 6 incredible categories spanning across food, wellness, men’s, and more, which means that this guide has something for everyone on your list!
Friends, it’s finally here! The annual Kalejunkie Holiday Gift Guide. I don’t know about you, but gift guide season is my favorite time of the year. There is nothing I love more than getting to spoil the people that I love the most, and the holidays is the perfect time to do that. This year, my team and I have crafted 6 special gift guides, to help you shop for everyone in your life! All of these items are hand-picked, which means that you KNOW that they will be good!
Whether you’re shopping for your foodie friends, the wellness junkies, your kids, or the men in your life, there is truly something for everyone on these guides. Plus, all of the items are available in a wide range of price points, which means that whether you’re on a tight budget or are looking to spend this season, you can find a great gift no matter what.
I hope you enjoy these gift guides, and if you decide to pick up any of the items on this list, be sure to post them on Instagram and tag me @kalejunkie so that I can see! YAY! Happy holiday shopping!
Of course, this wouldn’t be a Kalejunkie gift guide without catering to my favorite people: the foodies! If you’re reading this, then there’s a good chance that you’re a foodie yourself, which means that these are not only the perfect gifts to give your fellow foodies, but also to gift yourself!
01. Meg Quinn Charcuterie Board – This wooden board is perfect for arranging a beautiful charcuterie display in a matter of minutes! With individual indents showing how to place cheese, meats, fruits, and spreads, you don’t need to be a food stylist in order to have beautifully-arranged charcuterie boards!
02. ZWILLING Glass Vacuum Starter Set – This 32 piece set is the perfect way to set yourself up for the freshest food! Whether you’re looking to store, sous vide, marinate, or prep, this set contains glass containers, BPA-free reusable bags, and ZWILLING’s vacuum storage system to keep air out of your food, ensuring it stays fresher for longer.
03. Wine & Cheese Board Deck – This fun and interactive deck is a way to both play with and enjoy your food! Not only does it tell you how to pair cheese and wine for the perfect flavor combinations, but it’s the perfect gift when paired alongside the charcuterie board above.
04. Aerogarden – I have been obsessed with my Aerogarden ever since I got it a few months ago. It’s an at-home, indoor herb garden that is so low maintenance, anyone can grow their own herbs! It’s the perfect gift for someone who cooks a lot and wants the freshest herbs available right in their own kitchen.
05. Staub Cast Iron Skillet – A cast iron skillet is an essential in any kitchen, and this one by Staub is made to last generations. You can fry, sear, and bake almost anything in this skillet – plus, it’s oven safe as well!
06. Stoneware Dinnerware Set – This luxurious dining set is both practical and stylish. It’s dishwasher safe and durable, making it perfect for everyday use, and looks gorgeous sitting on a countertop or in open shelving!
07. Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Set – This 10-piece stainless steel pots and pans set is an absolute essential in my kitchen. I use them every day! They’re built to last and are truly perfect for foodies and home chefs alike!
08. Glass Salad Bowl – Every dish instantly looks better when it’s served in a beautiful container, and this glass salad bowl is a beautiful and luxurious way to serve your favorite Kalejunkie salad creations!
09. Breville Coffee Maker – This coffee maker is built to last, and is used every day in my household! It’s an investment piece, but it’s one that will be a part of your kitchen for years to come.
11. Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set – One thing that both the home cook and esteemed chef can agree on? A good knife set is absolutely essential, and can make or break your food prep. This set includes all of the knifes that you could need, plus a self-sharpening block, so you can rest assured that your knives will always be sharp.
12. Electric Wine Bottle Opener – Say goodbye to struggling to open bottles of wine. This electric wine opener works in a matter of seconds and is one of my favorite kitchen tools!
13. Colorful Wine Glasses – These colorful glasses are sure to add a statement to any kitchen!
14. Bar Cart – A beautiful bar cart is an absolute “must” for displaying all of your favorite glassware and drinks! This one is gorgeous and is perfect for the foodie who also enjoys entertaining.
15. Veggie Chopper – This veggie chopper has become my most-used kitchen gadget EVER! It chops, slices, and dices any veggies in a matter of seconds, saving you much-needed prep time in the kitchen!
16. LOVE TO EAT Cookbook – Of course, I couldn’t make a foodie gift guide without recommending my pride and joy: my cookbook! This cookbook is filled with over 70+ of my favorite recipes and is also a guide to intuitive eating.
17. ZWILLING Food Storage Containers – These food storage containers have been a complete game-changer for me! The vacuum-sealed storage design ensures that food stays fresh for longer.
18. Cookbook Stand – There’s nothing worse than trying to follow a cookbook recipe, only to have to try to keep the pages of the book open while you cook. This handy cookbook stand allows any cookbook to lay open flat, so you never have to lose your page again.
I love all things health and wellness, and I am always on the hunt for new and exciting wellness items that add some rest and relaxation to my life! These are a few of my personal favorites, and are perfect for that friend who is always reminding you to invest in your self-care.
01. Hatch Alarm Clock – This alarm clock is the perfect way to wake up in the morning! With a variety of gentle sounds, white noise, and guided meditations, it’s a great way to add more mindfulness to your mornings without having to touch your phone.
02. Alo Moves Subscription – With a variety of yoga, strength, and meditation classes, this all-in-one subscription is perfect for elevating those at-home workouts!
03. Satin Pillow Case – Did you know that sleeping on a satin pillow case is not only healthier for your skin, but also help reduce hair frizz and lead to healthier, shinier hair? It’s true!
04. Kindle Paperwhite – Recently I have loved reading books on my Kindle Paperwhite, especially while traveling. Plus, you can also bundle in a Kindle Unlimited subscription, which gives you access to thousands of books for free.
05. Peloton – If the wellness junkie in your life is a fan of indoor cycling classes, then they NEED a Peloton. It’s the perfect way to experience indoor cycling classes, straight from the comfort of your home!
06. Walking Pad – Working from home means lots of time spent sitting down at the computer. I love using a walking pad for days when I have a lot of desk work, to ensure that I can stay active and get my steps in while still getting work done! It fits perfectly under a standing desk for a workout and work system all-in-one.
07. Plush Bathrobe – A good bathrobe is perfect for the days where you want to just be cozy and comfortable at home. This robe is so soft, and comes in so many fun and beautiful colors!
08. Pajama Set – There’s something about a matching pajama set that just feels extra luxurious. This set is soft, comfortable, and perfect for elevating your everyday pjs!
09. Dyson Airwrap – If you know, you know: this is the BEST way to get that perfect blowout, at home, in seconds. It’s super simple and easy to use, and is the only hot tool that you need for your hair!
10. Ice Roller – A cooling ice roller is the perfect way to sooth inflammation, help erase dark circles, and wake yourself up in the mornings. I especially love using my ice roller on the plane, so it’s the perfect gift for the friend who loves to travel!
11. UGG Slippers – UGGs have made a comeback this year, and for a good reason. They are super soft and comfortable, and are the ultimate indoor/outdoor shoe.
12. LED Light Mask – This facemark helps target fine lines and wrinkles for smoother, more even-toned skin. It’s the gift that keeps on giving for the friend who is always splurging on facials and expensive skincare treatments.
13. Viral Leggings – These leggings have gone viral, and for a good reason. They have the perfect amount of stretch to move with you, and control to keep everything locked into place. I reach for these leggings more often than my Lululemon leggings, these days!
14. Bala Bangles – Gone are the days of the chunky and uncomfortable ankle weights. Bala Bangles are stylish, sleek, and come in a range of beautiful, muted colors.
15. Simple Modern Tumbler – Some people are team Stanley, but for me, I am team Simple Modern. I love that the lids are spill-proof, and the insulation keeps your drinks nice and cool for hours on end.
16. Bathtub Caddy – Let’s be honest: there is nothing that screams “wellness” more than a bubble bath. This bathtub caddy is perfect for keeping your books, drinks, and phone safe and dry while you bathe.
If you feel like the men in your life are the hardest people to shop for, then trust me when I say that you’re not alone. When my husband and I first started dating, I struggled big time to pick out the perfect Christmas gifts for him. But over the years, I’ve learned what men actually want to receive, which is why this gift guide has something for everyone!
01. AirPods Max Wireless Headphones – A good pair of headphones is an essential for everyone, and I love the new AirPods Max! They are high-quality over-the-ear headphones that are the newest release from Apple.
02. Marshall Speaker – This high-quality bluetooth speaker is made by the renowned amplifier company, which means that the sound quality will always be perfect.
03. Pickleball Paddles – Pickleball has become the new trendy game, and my husband and I love it! If the men in your life love pickleball too, a set of paddles makes for the perfect easy gift.
04. Yummly Smart Thermometer – This thermometer has changed the game for me when it comes to cooking and grilling. It connects to your phone via bluetooth and sends you an alert when the meat you’re cooking reaches the perfect internal temperature, so you never have to worry about overcooked meat again. The brand was so excited I’m featuring their thermometer, they gave me a discount code for you! Use code KALEJUNKIE10 for an additional 10% off your purchase!
05. Smart Mug – This electric mug keeps drinks nice and warm, and is perfect for keeping on an office desk.
06. Theragun – For the man who is a fitness fiend, a Theragun is a gift that they can use daily to work out the extra soreness and tension.
07. Grill Kit – If the man in your life loves to grill, then making sure that they have a fresh set of grilling tools is a gift that they will get tons of use out of.
08. Electric Grill – If you want a gift that’s a little bit of a splurge, this electric grill is a sleek and modern grill that is perfect for small spaces.
09. Whiskey Ice Cube Molds – If your man loves a good cocktail, then they know how important having the right ice is. These ice cube molds are perfect for serving with whiskey (or your favorite cocktails).
10. Whiskey Glasses – Pair these beautiful glasses with the ice cube molds above for the perfect cocktail gift set!
11. Pullover Sweatshirt – This modern sweatshirt can be dressed up for date night or dressed down for a casual weekend.
12. Nike Sneakers – A good pair of sneakers is a staple piece in any man’s wardrobe. Whether they’re going to the gym or walking around the office, you can’t go wrong with a good pair of sneakers.
13. Apple Watch – My husband wears his Apple Watch every single day and can’t live without it!
14. Electric Trimmer – An electric trimmer is a must-have item for any man’s wellness routine, so if they don’t have one already, then this makes for the perfect gift!
15. Neck & Back Massager – This is the gift that keeps on giving! It’s great for alleviating neck and back pain and relaxing after a long day.
16. Indoor Golf Putting Green – If your man loves to golf, then this is the perfect indoor-friendly way for them to sharpen their skills and enjoy their favorite sport during the colder winter months!
Whether you’re shopping for the interior design maven or the friend who prefers a night in at home, these gifts add a cozy, comforting vibe to any space. I own almost all of these products within my own home and love how much they help to elevate my space!
01. Air Purifier – High-quality air is truly the gift that keeps on giving, and is one of those things that you didn’t realize you needed, until you have it. This air purifier is perfect for eliminating the effects of dust, smoke, and pet dander from almost any space!
02. Boxed Games Set – This board game set includes three classic games wrapped in a beautiful packaging. I love displaying these games on my bookshelf because of the gorgeous design.
04. BISSELL Green Machine – This machine may be small, but it is mighty! It is perfect for cleaning carpets and other fabric surfaces and ensures that your home stays nice and clean.
05. Olive Tree Plant – This live olive tree can be planted indoors or outdoors for a beautiful addition to any home space.
06. Digital Photo Frame – With this digital photo frame, you no longer have to print out your favorite photos in order to display them in your home! Simply swap out the photos anytime with a touch of your phone, so you can always display your favorite memories.
07. Weighted Blanket – A weighted blanket is cozy and comforting. I always sleep better when I use my weighted blanket, and it’s perfect for keeping warm during the colder months.
08. Echo Studio – This smart speaker does it all: it combines the Amazon Alexa with a high-quality bluetooth speaker that will turn any room into the perfect entertainment space.
09. Glass Candle Warmer Lamp – If you love candles, then a candle warmer is the perfect home decor piece. It warms the candles without having to light the wick, which keeps your home safe from an open flame, and allows your candle to last longer.
10. Fabric Shaver – Whether you use it on clothes or furniture, a fabric shaver is perfect for eliminating lint and pilling from fabrics, ensuring that they stay in the best shape that they can, for longer.
11. Velvet Storage Ottoman – This gorgeous ottoman is not only stylish, but is also perfect for storing extra blankets, decor, or any other objects that you’d like to keep out of sight!
12. Farmhouse Jute Rug – This simple woven rug looks good in almost any space, and is the perfect way to add some more cozy texture and style to your home.
13. 3-in-1 Charger – This magnetic charger is perfect for charging all of your favorite devices at one! Plus, it eliminates the unsightly cables, for a more sleek look.
14. Eucalyptus Sheet Set – A good set of sheets is not only better for your skin, but can also lead to much better sleep. These eucalyptus sheets are incredibly soft and comfortable, and come in an array of fun colors.
15. Robot Vacuum – Whether you’re shopping for someone with kids or pets, having a robot vacuum is essential for helping to clean up messes without having to always spend time vacuuming.
16. Pocket Projector – Don’t let the size of this projector fool you- it’s perfect for displaying your favorite movies or tv shows across any wall – no bulky TV needed!
If there’s one group of people that can be harder to shop for than men, it’s kids. Kids tend to fall into one of two extremes: they either know exactly what they want and only want that, or they say they just “don’t know.” If you’re shopping for kiddos who fall into the latter extreme, then this gift-guide is packed with kid-approved gifts that are sure to bring a smile to their faces!
01. Drawing Tablet – This tablet is the perfect solution to mess-free coloring! My boys love to color on-the-go, and this tablet allows them to color without the mess, and without having to carry around bulky coloring supplies.
02. Telescope – A high-quality telescope is the gift that keeps on giving! This one is perfectly-sized for kids, and is a great gift for kids who are especially interested in science.
03. Mini Instax Camera – These colorful polaroid cameras are super fun and easy to use! With the push of a button, kids can take adorable polaroid photos that capture any moment.
04. Harry Potter Lego Set – If your kids love Legos, then this set is sure to be a hit. It comes with all of the classic Harry Potter characters and isn’t too complicated to build!
05. Atom Molding Kit – This fun, exploratory kit is the perfect way to learn about chemistry, right from home! It includes both a physical and digital atom molding it, to simulate the way that atoms come together in the human body.
06. Magna Tiles – Magna tiles are like building blocks, but even better! They come together magnetically so that kids can make all sorts of fun creations.
07. Glow in the Dark Fort – My boys love building forts out of furniture, but let’s be honest: kids can be rough when they’re playing, which can sometimes lead to damaged furniture. This fort set is the perfect solution, and bonus points: it glows in the dark!
08. Kids Against Maturity Game – This kid-friendly riff on the popular “Cards Against Humanity” game is a hilarious game that the whole family can enjoy together!
09. Paint by Numbers – This paint by numbers kit includes sweet images that kids will have so much fun bringing to life!
10. Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls – This book is filled with bedtime stories about inspiring women who are making their own mark on the world. From Taylor Swift to Bethany Hamilton, this is the perfect book to inspire young women and girls to know that they can do anything.
11. Nintendo Super Mario Lamp – If you know of any boys who loves Super Mario as much as my boys do, then this lamp is the perfect addition to their bedrooms!
12. LEGO Vintage Pick Up Truck – This LEGO set is made to look like a classic car, and is a fun Lego set that is geared towards older kids!
13. Magic Workbooks – These fun, interactive workbooks connect to your phone or tablet for a fun way for kids to learn phonics, numbers, and more. This is a gift that both kids and parents will absolutely love!
14. Nintendo Switch – With so many fun games now available for the Nintendo Switch, this is the perfect gift for the entire family to enjoy together.
15. Roller Coaster Slide – For younger kids who love to play outside, this roller coaster slide is a fun and safe way for them to have fun and get their energy out!
This year, I’ve gotten more and more into fashion, which means that I had to include a new category in my 2023 gift guide: my pics for the Fashion Lovers! No matter what style the person you’re shopping for has, these classic and timeless picks are sure to be hits- and, most of them can be found at affordable price points, too.
01. Luggage Set – If you’re shopping for someone who loves to travel in style, then this luggage set makes for the perfect gift. Plus, its white and brown coloring is sure to stand out amongst a sea of black suitcases!
02. Crossbody Purse – This crossbody purse is a statement piece that is sure to go with almost any outfit! I love how bold the gold chain is, and the black color makes it a timeless classic.
03. Platform Sherpa Boots – These boots are like if UGGs and platform boots had a baby. They’re soft and lined with sherpa, but have the height of a platform boot, for a stylish yet comfortable look.
04. Two Piece Set – Two piece sets are simple, easy, and effortlessly chic, and this matching set is no exception! This set is perfect for the woman who loves to look stylish while still being comfortable.
05. Jewelry Organizer – This plush organizer is perfect for keeping your jewelry organized while on-the-go! I love throwing this into my purse, so my jewelry always has a safe place to go.
06. Marc Jacobs Bag – This classic tote bag is perfect for travel, for work, or for anytime that you need to tote things around! It’s made of a thick, durable canvas and will go with almost any outfit.
07. Sun Heart Shaped Necklace – I get asked all the time about the necklace that I wear daily, and this is a super affordable dupe of the same necklace! It’s bold, unique, and truly unlike anything else!
08. Jewelry Mirror Organizer – This simple yet beautiful organizer is perfect for keeping your jewelry all in one place. If you’re shopping for someone who loves to accessorize, this is one of those gifts that they won’t know they need until they have it!
09. Lululemon Pullover Dupe – If you love the classic Lululemon scuba pullover but not the price, then this is the perfect gift. It feels exactly like the Lululemon version, but is a fraction of the price!
11. Anine Bing Crewneck – My Anine Bing sweatshirts are my favorite wardrobe staple. They are so soft while still being stylish, and they look like a perfectly-worn vintage sweatshirt!
12. Gold “Eros” Bracelet – This sweet and delicate bracelet is perfect for everyday wear!
13. Prada Sunglasses – These sunglasses are super popular, and for a good reason: their unique shape looks good on almost everyone!
14. Puffer Jacket – A puffer jacket is an absolute wardrobe essential during the chilly winter months, and looks ultra-stylish with any outfit.
15. New Balance Sneakers – I have to admit: lately, I’ve become a New Balance girl, and I’ll never look back! With a variety of different models to choose from, they are both stylish and practical.
16. Bracelet Watch – This stylish watch has the functionality of a traditional watch but all of the style of a bracelet, making it the perfect accessory to keep on your wrist.
And that is IT for this year’s Kalejunkie Holiday 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