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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    What to Gift the Gen-Zer in Your LifeAccording to a member of this generation.
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    47 Luxury Beauty Gifts That Are Worth the SplurgeBecause the holidays call for everything from La Mer to Dior.
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    The Absolute Best Gifts for Every BudgetWe’ve got a little something for everyone on your list.
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    71 Holiday Gifts for Any Kind of MomWhether she’s into cooking, skin care, gardening, or relaxing.
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    Splurge Gifts for the Hard-to-PleaseGifts of exceptional craftsmanship and quality.
  9. Gifts for Every Personality in Your Group ChatYou need to check this list.
  10. 13 Gifts for the ’90s-Obsessed Person in Your LifeLet them revel in the decade’s greatest fashion hits.
  11. 14 Stylish Gifts Under $300Use this 3-category method to shop for the style maven in your life.
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    26 Nordstrom Gift Ideas That Should Be on Your RadarIncluding some Cyber Monday deals.
  13. 15 Gifts for People Who Are Hard to Shop ForFrom the beauty buffs to the home cooks, we’ve got you covered.
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    20 Best Travel Gift Ideas, According to Flight AttendantsThey’ll be ready to hop on a plane right away.
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    19 Best Gift Ideas Under $50 That Are Actually FunOn a budget? No problem.
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    54 Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your ListDelightful, cute, practical little items to put a smile on their faces.
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    The Best Holiday Gifts to Buy This Year, in One PlacePresents for parents, for beauty lovers, for teens, for employees — see all of the Cut’s holiday gift guides (so far).
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    41 Gifts for Literally Any Man in Your LifeFoolproof options, whatever the occasion.
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    55 Gift Ideas for Your Beauty-Obsessed FriendFrom face masks to fragrances.
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    49 Gifts for the Dad Who Claims He Doesn’t Want AnythingHe’ll love a new sweater, cozy slippers, or a fancy coffee maker.
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    45 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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    The Best Secret Santa Gifts Under $25 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)From a tinned-fish cookbook to an heirloom-quality stuffed mouse.
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    38 Best Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook (or Eat)Whether they are into wine, coffee, or Sichuan spices.
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    The Best Gift Ideas, According to the StarsAs an astrologer, I’ve done the work for you.
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    53 Gift Ideas for the Friend Who’s All About ‘Wellness’The ultimate wish list for people who manifest.
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    35 Gifts for a Bunch of Super-Specific Life PhasesFrom the friend posting their sonogram to the sibling stumbling through their Saturn return.
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    34 Gift Ideas From Black-Owned BusinessesShop small brands this year.
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    28 Best Home-Décor Gift Ideas, According to ExpertsInterior designers weigh in on what to gift.
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    The 20 Best Sex Gifts to Give (and Get)According to sex therapists and enthusiasts.
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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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    18 Gifts That Keep on GivingFrom clothing to accessories to fresh flowers.
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    The Art of Wedding Gift Giving, DecodedEverything the newlywed couple might not ask for but definitely needs.
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    This Is What Your Wedding Gift Says About YouGift ideas for the plus-one, third wheel, and everyone in between.
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    It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Dad a Father’s Day GiftStop procrastinating.
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    37 Best Father’s Day Gifts No Dad Can ResistA gift for every kind of dad.
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    15 Books for Mother’s Day That Aren’t About ParentingDon’t Buy Your Mom a Parenting Book for Mother’s Day
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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.
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    47 Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of MomFrom gardening tools to crafty and cozy gifts.
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    28 Best Mother’s Day Gifts Under $200Including such brands as SMEG, Eberjey, Madewell, Mejuri, and more.
  48. 12 Mother’s Day Gifts That Aren’t FlowersThese say everything peonies can’t.
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    13 Flower Alternatives to Shop for Mother’s DayOptions that will last longer than a week.
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    The 21 Best Gifts for Dads Any Time of the YearWhether he’s an entertainer, gadget-lover, or trendy.
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