Gift Guides

There are many far more important things in life than things. We know this. But the fact is that if you’re reading this, you probably occasionally have to buy stuff for the people in your life. And that act can make or break a relationship. A good present leaves the recipient feeling seen and appreciated. A bad one leaves them wondering if you know them at all. Whether gift-giving is your love language or it’s all Greek to you, the Cut is here to help you make the best decisions about what to buy for Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and beyond.

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The Best Holiday Gifts to Buy This Year, in One Place

Presents for parents, for beauty lovers, for teens, for employees — see all of the Cut’s holiday gift guides (so far).
  1. gift guide
    The 21 Best Gifts for Dads Any Time of the YearWhether he’s an entertainer, gadget-lover, or trendy.
  2. shopping
    The Grad in Your Life Just Wants You to Gift Them MoneyThese gifts are the next best thing.
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    The 21 Best Last-Minute Valentine’s Day GiftsWhere and when to get them.
  4. valentine’s day
    19 Nontraditional Valentine’s Day GiftsGive something unexpected this February 14.
  5. ask a boss
    43 Gifts for Every Type of EmployeeWhen you’re the boss giving gifts to your team, you can find thoughtful things for each person without playing favorites.
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    40 Last-Minute Gifts That’ll Arrive in Time for the HolidaysNothing fast shipping can’t solve.
  7. holiday gifts
    What to Gift the Gen-Zer in Your LifeAccording to a member of this generation.
  8. holiday gifts
    22 Gifts That Keep On GivingWhether they’re bandanas for abortion rights or cutting boards to feed the elderly.
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    Yes, Socks Are a Great GiftYou don’t have to worry about sizing and it can make or break an outfit.
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    The Best Secret Santa Gifts Under $25 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)From a stainless-steel pierogi press to a banana-shaped cat toy.
  11. 14 Luxe Gifts With Big Style EnergyFor the person who unapologetically owns every moment.
  12. holiday gifts
    31 Nordstrom Gift Ideas That Should Be on Your RadarAt every price point.
  13. tis the season
    Luxury Gifts for If We Win the Lottery38 gifts that are meant to be passed down.
  14. holiday gifts
    48 Christmas Gifts for Any Kind of MomWhether she’s into cooking, skin care, gardening, or relaxing.
  15. holiday gifts
    32 Fashion Gifts to Splurge on (for Yourself and Others)Because who doesn’t need a heart-shaped Alaïa bag?
  16. holiday gifts
    25 Luxury Beauty Gifts That Are Worth the SplurgeBecause the holidays call for everything from La Mer to Dior.
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    43 Gifts for the Dad Who Doesn’t Want AnythingHe’ll love a new sweater, cozy slippers, or a fancy coffee maker.
  18. holiday gifts
    12 Gift Ideas for the Pickiest People in Your LifeSome particularly great gift ideas for the most particular people in your orbit.
  19. holiday gifts
    The 13 Best Sex Gifts to Give (and Get)According to sex therapists and enthusiasts.
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    12 Best Travel Gift Ideas, According to Flight AttendantsThey’ll be ready to hop on a plane right away.
  21. holiday gifts
    16 Best Gift Ideas Under $50 That Are Actually FunOn a budget? No problem.
  22. holiday gifts
    28 Gifts for People Who Love to Cook (or Eat)Whether they are into wine, coffee, or Sichuan spices.
  23. holiday gifts
    33 Gifts for a Bunch of Super-Specific Life PhasesFrom the friend posting their sonogram to the sibling stumbling through their Saturn return.
  24. holiday gifts
    40 Gift Ideas for Your Beauty-Obsessed FriendA gift guide for the person who is fluent in face acids and sleeps solely on silk.
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    23 Best Home-Décor Gift Ideas, According to ExpertsExperts weigh in on what to gift.
  26. holiday gifts
    37 Gifts for Literally Any Man in Your LifeFoolproof options, whatever the occasion.
  27. holiday gifts
    29 Gift Ideas From Black-Owned BusinessesBecause small brands need your support more than ever.
  28. father’s day
    55 Father’s Day Gift Cards for Every Kind of DadHe won’t be making any returns this year.
  29. father’s day
    What Our Editors Are Gifting Their DadsSpoiler warning for Cut dads.
  30. father’s day
    We’ve Found the Best Father’s Day Gifts at NordstromGreat gifts for dear old dad.
  31. father’s day
    21 Father’s Day Gifts for the Fancy ManFancy gifts for fancy dads.
  32. father’s day
    The Best Gifts for Dad (That Do Good, Too)One gadget provides clean drinking water to a child for an entire school year.
  33. father’s day
    The Cheapest, Nicest Gifts for Dads From the Most Expensive BrandsEven the most hard-to-please parent can’t resist a Prada water bottle.
  34. father’s day
    34 Best Father’s Day Gifts No Dad Can ResistA gift for every kind of dad.
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    Yes, You Can Still Get Your Mother’s Day Gifts in TimeCameras, crafts, appliances, and more that will get here just in time.
  36. mother’s day
    29 Best Mother’s Day Gifts Under $200Including brands like SMEG, Eberjey, Madewell, Mejuri and more.
  37. mother’s day
    What Our Editors Are Gifting Their MomsLuxury beauty, cozy pajamas, and an Ina Garten cookbook.
  38. mother’s day
    21 Best Mother’s Day Gifts From NordstromIncluding beauty favorites from Gucci, Chanel, Augustinus Bader, and more.
  39. mother’s day
    27 Unique Mother’s Day GiftsIncluding puzzles, plants, and crafts for the unique mom.
  40. mother’s day
    The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for New MomsIncluding everything she needs to relax and cute maternity clothes.
  41. valentine’s day
    15 Gifts to Give Based on Your Partner’s Love LanguageIncluding Lelo, Boysmells, Breda, couple’s classes, experiences, and more.
  42. valentine’s day
    40 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Buy From TargetAll the heart-shaped products your heart desires.
  43. advent calendar 2021
    The Cut’s Advent Calendar Gift GuideWith a new Cut-approved item every single day.
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    The Best Holiday Gifts to Buy This YearThoughtful ideas that everyone on your list will love.
  45. 15 Gifts for Any Streetwear ObsessiveFrom sneakers and bags to home decor, these are presents they will be dying to unwrap.
  46. holiday gifts
    Splurge-Worthy Gift GuideLuxury objects that stand the test of time, chosen by the Cut’s style director Jessica Willis.
  47. holiday gifts
    15 Tastemakers Share What’s On Their Holiday Wish ListFrom cozy and stylish puffer slippers to the best tinned fish.
  48. holiday gifts
    The Scent-Obsessed Gift GuideLuxurious body lotion, fresh-baked goods, aromatic candles, and more ideas for the olfactory-adept.
  49. holiday gifts
    The Gift Guide for Those With a Gen-Z Mind-setIs it an aesthetic, or are you born with it?
  50. holiday gifts
    The Cozy Gift GuideWe all need some comfort right now.
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