The Ultimate Gift Guide for Everyone You Know

I put together this Ultimate Gift Guide because gift giving should be fun, not stressful! Even if you don’t buy the items suggested in these gift lists, they’re sure to provide you with plenty of giftspiration (okay, not a real word, but it has a good ring to it, doesn’t it?).

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Everyone and Every Occasion

The secret to giving great gifts is to hone in on one thing your intended giftee finds interesting. When my kids were in elementary school, I always asked their teachers to fill out this “Teacher’s Favorite Things” survey to help me choose gifts I knew they would use and appreciate.

Of course, surveys aren’t appropriate in most situations. Hopefully, when it comes to friends and family, you know something about the things they like and enjoy.

When it comes to gifting situations where you don’t know the recipient well (e.g. a welcome gift for the new neighbors, a hostess gift for your husband’s new boss, or the little kid in your daughter’s class who invited her to a birthday party), don’t worry. I’ve put together some fail-safe gift ideas that work in all those situations.

I’ve put together even more gift ideas for every age, interest, and personality. Simply click on any of the links below to see the gift suggestions for each group.

The Ultimate Gift Guide List

Below are links to every gift guide I’ve created so far. You’ll find everything from gifts for your best friends to gifts for germaphobes. If you’re stumped about what to give someone, you will definitely find an idea you can use somewhere in this list.

Gift Ideas by Age

Gift Ideas for Those Who Are Hard to Shop For

Gift Ideas by Interest

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Teacher Gifts

DIY Gift Ideas


If you really want to up your gifting game, prepare in advance by stocking a gift closet. That way, you’ll have gifts ready to go on a moment’s notice!

And if you want to impress your friends with items you can’t find just anywhere, check out my favorite places to find unique gifts.

Finally, don’t forget that it’s just as important to be a gracious recipient as it is to be a conscientious gift giver. Find out how to write the perfect thank you note when you receive an amazing gift.

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List