When it comes to gift giving, there’s a whole spectrum of options: from the item someone specifically requested (“hiya, here’s a direct link JIC!”) to the super general, it-could-be-for-anyone present that comes with an impersonal whiff too strong to ignore. For the gifters who haven’t been told exactly what someone wants, it’s usually wise to sit in the middle.
As the deadline for shopping and shipping creeps closer and closer, we gathered some crowd-pleasing gifts that no one could be mad at.
Uniqlo HEATTECH T-Shirt, $15
A smart extra layer during the chilliest months is never a bad idea. Uniqlo’s HEATTECH line is designed to insulate, but it’s also absorbent and stretchy so the wearer never gets uncomfortably warm.
SneakerRescue Cleaning Wipes, $8
Shoes: We all wear them. Help neat freaks, sneakerheads, fussy sorts, and people who just appreciate combatting the errant smudge mark keep their shoes nice and clean.
Yeti Rambler Mug, $25
Whether the recipient is a slow drinker or just appreciates a status mug, this shiny pick will be worth its weight in stainless.
Uniqlo Cashmere Beanie, $30
The humble beanie has earned its spot as a must-have accessory over the last few winter seasons. Its purest, most simple shape is ideal (pick a color beyond black for a little spark). This one’s 100 percent cashmere, making it extra warm.
The Daily Edited Cardholder, $60
Thick wallets aren’t necessary these days, but even the smartest, credit-card-acting phone can’t hold your driver’s license. A sleek, customizable option will see daily use.
La Colombe Workshop Sampler Gift Box, $30
Coffee lovers and/or exceptionally curious types will appreciate a caffeine flight. If they find a bean to commit to longterm, this could be the gift that keeps on giving.