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Shop Shopify: 68 Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Shopify's holiday gift guide highlights unique products from independent businesses.

It’s less than two weeks until Santa pops the chimney flue and drops locally handmade (in the North Pole, of course) gifts under trees everywhere. He makes it look so easy. Don’t try to compare your gift-giving abilities to the man in red, though—it’s his literal full-time job. But where does this leave the stragglers on your own gift list?

Fortunately, it’s still possible to find unique, personal gifts without a panicked detour to the mall on your way to Christmas dinner. Our holiday gift guide, curated in the spirit of shopping small, has ideas for foodies and activists and dog lovers alike.

At Shopify, we don’t just power independent businesses—we also love to shop with them, too. And we’ve picked standout products from some of our favorite stores for everyone on your list. Explore gifts for the 11th-hour invite to a Secret Santa, the unexpected cousin dropping by for the holidays, or even that person in your life who claims to “have everything.”

Here’s how to shop the Shopify community using our holiday gift guide:

Gifts for foodies

Unique ideas for master chefs, sous chefs, and Top Chef enthusiasts.

1. Corbé Harvest Bowl in SaltWhite pottery Corbe bowls sitting on a white table

2. Kinto pour over coffee standKinto pour-over coffee maker

3. Brightland extra virgin olive oil (note: pre-order for the new year and pop an IOU under the tree)Two bottles of Brightland olive oil sitting on a table staged with food

4. Bon Appétit apronDenim Bon Appetit apron against a white background

5. Old World Kitchen handcrafted wooden spoonsHandcrafted wooden spoon laying on a wooden table with cut apples

Gifts for littles

Inclusive and creativity-boosting alternatives to plastic overload.

6. Color Herstory coloring books featuring influential women of colorColoring books featuring influential women of color laying open on the table

7. Loog kid-sized guitars for budding rockstarsYellow Loog kids' guitar

8. Circuit Cubes STEM kitsCircuit Cubes Chompy toy kit

9. My Pipers boxers shorts for girls (and boys, too)Young girl wearing yellow boxer shorts balances on a log on the beach

Gifts for teens

Gen Z-approved picks for picky teenagers.

10. Knixteen sleepover boy shortsWatermelon-print boy short style underwear by Knixteen

11. 54 Celsius Pyro Pet CandlesPink wax cat PyroPet candle by 54 Celsius

12. HexComix Hex11 comic book series, created by an all-woman teamHexComix illustrated art print

Gifts for hosts

Cozy consumables for holiday party hosts-with-the-most.

13. Heart sustainably sourced coffee beans and coffee accessoriesMany hands holding mugs that say "Heart"

14. Farm to People Three Alarm Fire hot sauce gift basketfarm to People gift set featuring 3 bottles of hot sauce styled on a wooden crate

15. Grey Ghost "scratch-made" chocolate chip cookiesGrey Ghost chocolate chip cookie packages in 3 styles

Gifts for the conscious consumer

Eco-friendly, sustainable, organic, you name it—these gifts are good.

16. Kotn cotton t-shirts, produced sustainably with a transparent and ethical supply chainMan wearing a plain black cotton t-shirt by KOTN

17. Big Bud Press color popping jumpsuits, ethically manufactured in the U.S.Three models wearing Big Bud Press orange jumpsuits against an orange background

18. Soma glass water bottles and filtration pitchersSoma water pitcher against a light blue background 

19. The Detox Market green beauty gift setsDetox Market green beauty gift set

Gifts for techies

Smart gadgets for the plugged-in people on your list.

20. NanoLeaf modular smart lighting art, compatible with smart home devicesNanoLeaf light-up panels featured on a wall in a home office accented with a light blue chair

21. Ember temperature control mugsWoman's hand holding a black Ember mug, resting on her lap

22. Click and Grow automated indoor gardensClick and Grow smart garden against a white background

Gifts for activists

Woke picks for resisters.

23. The Outrage activist button packThe Outrage activist pin collection

24. Otherwild Women in Congress t-shirtOtherwild "Women in Congress" printed white t-shirt

25. Shrill Society Nasty Woman print featuring Serena WilliamsIllustrated print of Serena Williams

Gifts for booklovers

Books and book-adjacent gifts for avid readers.

26. Ideal Bookshelf Jane Austen book pinsJane Austen book pin

27. Kitaabworld children’s stories from South Asian cultures"I Love You Around the World" children's book cover

28. Frostbeard Studio booklovers’ soy candlesFrostbeard Studio book lover's candle in "Darcy's Parlour" fragrance, perched on books next to a succulent

Gifts for beauty bingers

Indie brand alternatives to big-box beauty.

29. Pattern by Tracee Ellis Ross Winter Care Bundle for curly and textured hairTracee Ellis Ross Winter Hair Care Bundle against a yellow background

30. Fluide makeup for all gender expressions & skin tonesFluide yellow nail polish modelled on 3 hands against a blue background

31. Vitaclean aromatherapy vitamin C filtering shower headThe components of a Vitaclean shower head in a flat lay on a pink surface

Gifts for dogs and their people

Fetching finds for furry friends.

32. Wild One designer pet accessoriesAssortment of blue dog accessories on a white background with festive silver decorations

33. Crown & Paw regal pet portraitsFrench bulldog siting next to a bulldog print

34. Wildebeest floofy Meadow Dog BedSmall brown dog lying on a fluffy beige dog bed

Gifts for cats and their people

More cool cat, less crazy cat lady.

35. Tuft + Paw modern cat furnitureCats sitting on modern cat furniture in a modern living space

36. Cat in Berlin dapper cat bowtiesWhite and grey cat wearing a bowtie sitting in a wicker cat bed

37. Oh My Cat eco felt catnip toysPie design organic catnip cat toy in felt

Gifts for vintage lovers

Throwback gift ideas for old souls.

38. BLK MKT Vintage artifacts from Black historyArtifacts from Black history by BLK MKT Vintage

39. Erica Weiner one-of-a-kind vintage jewelleryHand wearing several vintage Erica Weiner rings. The index finger is coated in gold sparkles and is lit like a candle.

40. F as in Frank vintage snapback hatsVintage snapback cream hat with "Baywatch" design

Gifts for outdoorsy people 

Get-outside gear for tree-huggers and mountain-scalers.

41. MOVA cycling jacketBack view of a person riding a bike and wearing a bright yellow-green jacket 

42. Brant & Cochran handcrafted camping axesWooden-handled axe sticking out of a log against a white background

43. Aspen Expeditions rock climbing experiencesA woman and a child wearing climbing gear get ready at the foot of a rock face

Gifts for active people 

These picks are sure to induce sweating—in a good way. Namaste.

44. B YOGA B Mat extra sticky yoga matsCloseup of a B Mat rolled yoga mat in blue

45. Moxie Skates custom roller skatesPortrait of five women wearing shorts and multi-colored roller skates on a beach path

46. Barbell Apparel training sweatsMan in a blue performance jacket looks to the left

Gifts for makers

Do-it-yourself kits, patterns, and supplies for busy hands.

47. Thread Theory menswear sewing patternsThread Theory menswear sewing pattern on the left. Man in orange pants bending over on the right.

48. Urban Cheesecraft cheese-making kits (including paleo and dairy-free versions)Cheese-making kit in a cardboard box

49. Leaf & Clay succulents (and everything you need to build your own mini-garden)Group of succulents shot from above

Gifts for audiophiles

Ear candy and audio tech for music lovers. 

50. Turntable Labs Slipmat Record MatShot from above, a turntable with a Keith Haring vinyl mat 

51. Bayan Audio Bluetooth speakersBayan Audio Bluetooth speaker staged on a desk with a plant and office accessories

52. Vinyl Moon monthly vinyl discovery subscription boxImage of a pink vinyl record and illustrated sleeve on a white surface

53. Master & Dynamic wireless headphonesMaster and Dynamic wireless headphones in black floating against a bokeh blue background

Gifts for vegans

Animal-free beauty, bedding, and bomber jackets.

54. Almond Cow plant-based milk-makerA woman pours almonds into an Almond Cow plant based milk maker

55. Vaute animal-free super warm winter coatWoman wearing black gloves and an eggplant-coloured jacket with a hood by Vaute

56. Buffy better-than-down eucalyptus duvetTwo people lie in a white bed against a mauve background

57. Petit Vour cruelty-free and vegan beauty gift boxesFlat lay of a beauty gift box with multiple skincare products

Gifts for people who have everything

Or do they?

58. Hops Collective Beer of the Month SubscriptionBeer bottles and a beer glass against background with wood and hay

59. Gravity weighted blanket Woman nestled into a dark blue gravity blanket

60. National Geographic personalized map of your townNational Geographic "Your Town" puzzle and puzzle box

Gifts for Secret Santas—under $25

Budget-friendly finds for second cousins or colleagues you barely know.

61. Frères Branchiaux (a kid-owned company) Chunky Sweater Candle $18Frères Branchiaux glass candle jar with a black lid sitting against a white background

62. Areaware Cubebots $20Collection of Areaware Cubebots in a mix of bright colors

63. Vena’s Fizz House cocktail (or mocktail) bitters, from $10Hand holding a fancy cocktail

Gifts—and stocking stuffers—under $15

Little luxuries that know how to fill a sock.

64. Zandra all-over Big Balms $11Pouch that says "GRL PWR" holds 5 Big Balms by Zandra Beauty

65. Goldilocks beeswax food wraps $12Hand holds lettuce wrapped with a piece of Goldilocks beeswax food wrap

66. Stojo 8oz reusable cup $8A Stojo cup is staged with a hand holding ice cream and other freestanding ice cream cones

67. Drake General Store Arborist Weekday Socks in color block $12Green, white, yellow, and pink colorblock socks against a green background

68. Alicja Confections postcard chocolate bars $9A hand holds a chocolate bar boxed in berry-print packaging against a background of raspberries

To ensure your gift arrives on time, please check the Christmas shipping cut-off dates posted by each independent business featured. And, feel free to bookmark this list for gift giving ideas all year round.

What are your favorite independent shops? Drop more gift ideas in the comments below.

Thank you to Liz Bertorelli for her contributions.

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