The Top Gifting Trends of 2020
Shop and share these sure-to-love gifts and discover the top gifting trends to impress this holiday season.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the holiday shopping has officially started! While 2020 has provided its fair share of twists and turns, we’re hoping the holidays bring extra peace, joy and happiness this year; in large part to the gifts we give and receive.
If there was ever a year to get a head start on your gifting, this is it. Let the holiday spirit in early and make sure you’ve got everyone on your list crossed off to avoid the last-minute holiday rush – who knows how crazy it could get this year! With more already started on the hunt for that perfect gift for her or perfect gift of him, we’ve gathered 2020’s top gifting trends to help you with your holidays.
Gifting may look a little different this year, which means your gift will need to impress. This year is all about form and function – with focus on things others can actually use – and extra special gifts – it’s time to splurge a little! It’s the year to add a little extra something in, show how much you care even from afar, and prove how even at a distance you know exactly the gift for their new hobby or routine – and these gifting trends prove it.
Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with items sure-to-impress. With these top-trending gifts and gifting ideas, you are sure to get everyone on your list something they’ll absolutely love!
GIFTS FOR YOU
Yes, you deserve it! Don’t forget to treat yourself this holiday – we’d even argue you’re the most fun and important person to shop for! This year has been hard, so end it with getting yourself something you’ve admired for awhile and will love for even longer. We know you’ve starting eyeing that luxe handbag, have considered adding some sparkle to your look, or been debating those confidence-boosting designer jeans. If you know it will bring you joy for quite some time – especially in these difficult times – that’s a gift worth investing in. With discounts on everything, we’ve made discovering that gift for you even easier. Shop our hand-picked selection of VIP-worthy treats:
HOME SWEET HOME
There’s no place like home for the holidays; even if we’ve spent more time than ever in our homes in 2020! Our homes have taken on new definitions this year, such as offices or classrooms, and we may all have our eyes on a few décor pieces we want to add to fit our home’s new vibe – or the right storage and organization pieces to hide our old one!
Gifts for home are sure to find a place for those on your list. And, home accents are also a great way to remind friends and family of you while far away, adding something they’ll always remember you shared! Consider a sentimental or personal gift paired with designer home décor and accent pieces – like a nicely framed family photo – to really make their holiday at home extra special!
Many of us are already onboard with this year’s new wardrobe staple: comfy & cozy looks. With everyone spending a little more time at home and putting an emphasis on self-care, luxe loungewear is a gift that anyone on your list is sure to use – and appreciate!
Grab comfortable styles that suit everyone’s new routines, from working at home to quick trips out, we’re ready for cozy looks all day long, all year round. Consider similar comfortable clothes for the whole family, slippers for him, and high-end bathrobes for her to add an air of comfort and relaxation into their everyday. Pair with sleep and bath accessories, or blankets and throws for home, to create the self-care set anyone would want to receive.
ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH
A small personal touch can make a big difference! Gifting a more personalized piece can add an extra sentiment to your gifting this year; especially if distance has kept those you love not feeling as connected to friends and family, as they may have in years past. Let them know you’re thinking about them with a special, more personal token of appreciation with initialed charms and accents.
Why not also add a little sparkle? We’re in love with these initial necklaces, charms and earrings that are a great gift all their own or the cherry-on-top to a greater gift set – the perfect personalized touch! These also make great matching accessories for friends, siblings or parents, further showing loved ones just how connected you really can be – even if it’s from afar! Browse these sleek and simple, or shiny and bright initial pieces:
PRACTICAL GIFTS & GADGETS
Surprise family and friends with the tool or accessory the never knew they needed! Practically is a key 2020 gifting trend. While some of us decluttered, others stuck to a budget, and many found a focus on essentials, we’ve all become a little more intentional in what we want this year and what we’re adding to our homes. Handy gadgets and purposeful presents will be an easy gifting win, ensuring those receiving your gift will actually utilize it long-term. Travel kits, smart accessories, and kitchen tools are just a few of the things topping our list of sought-after practical purchases that all can enjoy!
The perfect stocking stuffer! Beauty buys are a self-care favorite – and a little (or a lot of) self-care is what we could all use this year. Whether it’s makeup to drive some inner confidence, anti-aging masks and tools to beat the stress, or perfume and lotions for a little aromatherapy, beauty gifts are a go-to gift for 2020.
Stress reduction health and beauty gifts are sure to be on everyone’s wish-list with the year we’ve all faced. Look into bath and body care to create a great self-care set, paired with candles and eye masks! Skin care essentials are another gift to take us into 2021, and fit the theme of practicality. And, just because we are going out less, doesn’t mean we don’t get to miss our makeup routine. Consider color palettes and eye makeup that everyone is showing off above their masks. If you’re already friends with the person that has their beauty routine down – elevate with styling accessories and beauty tools.
Home cooks and bakers are on the rise – and we have the gifts they want! Gift with the anticipation of sharing more meals together and letting them show off their new skills. From coveted cookware, bakeware, kitchen appliances and accessories to elevate foodie creations – to utensils, dinnerware and serving sets to present those creations in style, these baking and cooking essentials are a great fit for the chefs-to-be on your list. Consider matching cookware or sets and higher end appliances that will upgrade their cooking ventures to the next level. Inspire them with something new or snag the kitchen must they’ve had their on before they grab it after the holidays!
SET UP AN EXPERIENCE
With safety in mind, we can still gift a great experience this year! While items can hold a sentimental value, gifting an experience can make an even bigger impact – especially in a year where we’re missing out on them more than ever! Gift experiences at a distance, by structuring your own gift sets with items they’ll love.
This is the perfect way to structure a virtual themed visit, prepare for a future event they hope to share with others soon, or give them an experience all their own. Build a self-care spa night complete with bathrobe, slippers and face masks, or spin up a dinner date with elevated attire, serving ware and candles. Maybe spin up ideas for your next time together – together in person or virtually, like a makeover with high-end styling tools and the best in beauty. With so many options to choose from and the pressure off in finding just the ‘right’ item, you can gift experiences for the future vacation, a night out (or in!), or other adventure through the themed set of your own curation – custom to them!
OUTDOOR & TRAVEL GEAR
We’re all having dreams of 2021 travels and outings, and to see the destinations we had hoped to in 2020. The wanderlust is real – and getting a gift that prepares those on your list for their next adventure is a both thoughtful and useful present. Think about travel accessories and luggage to upgrade their next jet-setting trip; or destination wear and gear like beachside kaftans or hiking boots for them to enjoy. You may be aware of their postponed trip from 2020, and can find exactly the right fit for when they reschedule. With all of us trying to find an escape, outerwear and gear for time outdoors is also a win no matter travel plans.
GIFTS FROM KIDS
There’s plenty of gifts for kids, but have you thought about gifts from kids? With family gatherings a little less full or longer gaps between visits with relatives, families would love a little special something from their daughter, son, niece, nephew, or grandchildren. A nice tie for him, stylish scarf for her, or other token of appreciation will add some extra charm to this year’s holidays. This also makes a great gift from newborns who haven’t gotten the chance to meet best friends or extended family yet. Switch it up and make someone smile with this notion – while also getting those you love a little something they’ll love even more.
INTERACTIVE TOYS & GAMES
Create fun for the whole family! There’s no present a kid wants more. Toys and games, while always a classic and traditional holiday gift, are extra special this year with families spending more time together and at home. Try games that allow for others to join in on, or added imaginative toys to keep kids connected to family and captivated. Interactive and educational toys are also a more sought-after gift this year, as many parents have added part-time teacher to their recent resumes. Make the holidays complete with boredom-buster toys that kids will love and games that will bring everyone together!
Gear up with these gifts! We’re either finding relief in a good workout or we’re pushing ourselves to get started with one – and those on your list are no different! Activewear and workout gear are some the most practical gifts for 2020. With home workouts on the rise, we’re all revamping our routines – and wardrobes – to match. Plus, after year of stress-fueled workouts, your gift recipients will appreciate a good style refresh, or the foundation for their 2021 workout wardrobe as they set their New Year’s resolutions. Leggings, sneakers, performance fleece and jackets are still the activewear musts for 2020, with activewear basics always an easy addition to complete the look. Consider sleek and simple styles that can be paired with multiple pieces or curate their new favorite workout outfit.
At the end of a stressful year, we’re here to make your holiday merry and bright! With these gifting go-tos, you’re sure to conquer this holiday. Find just the right thing for every person or the type of gift everyone on your list can enjoy. The right gifts for her and right gifts for him await!