Best Gift Ideas That Everyone on Your List Will Appreciate in 2022

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Every recommendation you need for gifting season, all in one place. 

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Let’s get real here: Shopping during the holiday season can be a royal pain. Deciding on the best gift ideas for your endlessly-patient partner is tricky enough, but figuring out what to get the hard-to-please distant relative you see maybe twice a year? Nigh impossible. No longer! 

See, at GQ Recommends it’s our business to stay ahead of the curve on the absolute best products on the market at any given moment—from grail-worthy menswear to next-generation grooming products, along with pretty much everything in between—and we take that mandate seriously. So when it comes to holiday shopping, we leverage every ounce of that far-reaching expertise to make sure our gifts remain the ones those closest to us are excited to unwrap, no matter how quirky their tastes may be. And now we’re filling you in on the . 

Because not only did we hunt down all the best gifts worth buying right now, we also compiled ‘em in one convenient hub for your easy perusal. Better yet, we’ll keep updating the list below with fresh new picks and an ever expanding roster of ideas as we inch ever closer to unwrapping time, so be sure to check back here throughout the holiday season to stay in the know. 

Holiday Gift Guides for Everyone on Your List, Curated by Us

Plus, a Short List of Some of Our Favorite Gift Ideas This Year

If you just want to peruse the highlights, below are some of our favorite gifts this year. 

Best Gifts for Men

Outdoor Voices PrimoFleece jogger

With these pants, he’s halfway to becoming a life-sized teddy bear.

Outdoor Voices

GQ Best Stuff Box (2-box gift subscription)

Consider this slam dunk of a value gift for anyone who’s been extra good this year: Two boxes of our GQ Best Stuff box (stuffed to the gills with the finest skincare goodies, fitness upgrades, and small accessories) delivered three months apart. 

D.S. and Durga parquet leather candle

A b-ball-inspired scent that smells like a fresh pair of kicks is an easy slam dunk for any sneakerhead in your life. 

Beats Fit Pro true wireless earbuds

An all-new set of earbuds with the specs to put his beloved Apple Airpods out of commission. They’ll pair with his iPhone in a jiffy and add some noise-cancelling to his favorite “commuting to work” podcasts.

Joshua Ellis x Todd Snyder cashmere scarf

We present to you the least boring cashmere gift of holiday 2022. (Now wrap it in something equally lively.)
Todd Snyder

Flint and Tinder Hudson flannel-lined waxed jacket

Waxed jacket weather is here.

Best Gifts for Moms

Our Place cast iron pan

Somehow, the Always Pan looks even sleeker in cast iron.

Theragun TheraFace Pro device

A thoughtful gift that helps banish TMJ jaw pain, crow’s feet, and any unpredictable blemishes that pop up overnight.

Everlane the long mac coat

A coat with the power to make anyone feel like an Old Hollywood movie star. 

Mejuri jewelry box

A great looking jewelry box for all of her treasures.

Parachute shearling wool clogs

Shear bliss for cold winter toes.

Bearaby velvet napper weighted blanket

We think she’s ready to move up a weight class with her throw blanket game.

Best Gifts for Parents

Moccamaster KBGV select coffee brewer

The king of coffee makers for your parents, who are practically royalty in your eyes.

Scrabble Deluxe board game

Any day of the week can be a triple letter throwdown.

Simplehuman compost caddy

Sleek stainless steel to house his compost scraps, with a sealable lid to keep the smells in.

Pivo Pod Lite smartphone camera mount

Make Facetime with the grandparents a little less chaotic. At least for the phone.

Nike burrow slippers

His and hers.

Technogym My Run treadmill

The perfect at-home fitness motivator for these soon-to-be frigid times is sleek, comes with a slot for them to pop in their own tablet or iPad, and—incidentally—won a GQ Fitness Award this year.

Best Gifts for Women

Birkenstock Arizona shearling sandals

Very few can resist the siren song of the Extra Cozy Birks.

‘A Good Day to Bake,’ by Benjamina Ebuehi

Pique her sweet tooth, and then enjoy all the spoils of her dessert-making.

Apiece Apart chino barrel pants

The relaxed silhouette that any Jesse Kamm devotee would approve of.

Allure Beauty Box (3-month gift subscription)

For all the stumpers on your list, an assortment of the latest and greatest skincare and makeup hits, curated by our beauty-obsessed friends at Allure.

Brightland lush vinegar

A little sweet (courtesy of some Omakase strawberries), a little sour.


Lululemon textured fleece-lined mittens

Cashmere on the outside, fleece on the inside?…no further questions, your honor.

Best Gifts for Boyfriends

Seasons grey diffuser

A space-y vessel for freshening up his, we’ll say musty, room.

Ugg x Telfar scuff slippers

Go ahead and get two pairs because you know you’d just be stealing them from him anyway.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Mejuri titanium signet ring

Put a (low-key, pressure-free, totally non-commital) ring on it.

Space Available marbled incense holder

It just looks good on a coffee table, whether it’s got a Nippon Kodo stick poking out of it or not.

Mr. Porter

Everlane alpaca beanie

A great beanie for a great man.

Our Legacy check v-neck mohair cardigan

Maybe not the gift he deserves, but the one he really, really wants.

Best Gifts for Dads

Brooklinen flannel hardcore bundle

For a bed so blissfuly cozy he might actually be tempted to sleep in.

Todd Snyder garment dyed cardigan

Looks like a cardigan, feels like a sweatshirt.
Todd Snyder

REI America the Beautiful pass

For the outdoorsy dad who’d rather be anywhere than inside when the temperatures drop.

Fluance RT81 turntable

Spin those records like it’s an ’80s house party.

FLIKR Fire personal concrete fireplace

If dad doesn’t have enough space for a fire pit in the backyard, bring the outside inside with this personal fireplace that’s smoke free and will add some warmth to your coffee table.

Filson Alaskan guide jogger pants

Absurdly cozy, non-schlubby joggers that he and mom would approve of.

Best Gifts for Coworkers

Fellow Carter Move travel mug

The perfect way to roll up to work is on time, and already halfway caffeinated.

Sarah Sherman Samuel bolster pillow

Lower back support doesn’t have to look like some kidney-shaped neoprene thing.

Lulu & Georgia

Purple royal seat cushion

Save their ass from the less-than-forgiving office chairs (or just the dining room chair that doubles as their work chair) with some extra cushy, plush gel.

Quiet Hours navy incense aromatherapy set

Something to clear the air after this hellish Q4.

Bellroy desk caddy

A thoughtful all-in-one desk kit for your peer who’s only commuting into the office once a week.

Kinfolk Islands travel story book

New wanderlust inspiration that they can flip through on their well-deserved vacation.

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