Best Gifts for Every PersonalityMichelle Horton
Still have a few people on your gift-giving list that you just can’t figure out?
We’ve been rounding up our favorite gifts for individual types of people — from foodies to shutterbugs, animal lovers to do-gooders — so that you can easily pin-point a thoughtful, meaningful holiday gift based on their interests and personalities.
Take a look at our favorite gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list after the jump …
Tech Lovers 1 of 13For those always playing with the latest and greatest gadgets, you'll find gifts for everyone on your list — even babies! (You have to see the adorable teether.) My favorite? The Michael Kors iPhone clutch — no question. We also featured a few new gadgets that will blow a tech junkie's mind.
SEE TOP 10 TECHIE GIFTS
Book Worms 2 of 13For those who would rather thumb through a good book than do — well — anything else, we found the best gifts for literature lovers. (The charging dock and Mr. Darcy tea towel are my absolute favorites.)
SEE TOP 10 BOOK-LOVING GIFTS
Cooks & Foodies 3 of 13For the resident cook in your life (or the cook-in-training), these are some of the most unique, thoughtful, and useful foodie gifts — from an heirloom-quality letterpress recipe book to the best spices ever.
SEE TOP 10 KITCHEN-FRIENDLY GIFTS
Music Lovers 4 of 13These gifts are for the person who is always A) blasting music, B) muttering song lyrics, or C) bopping to the beat in his head. We even found a working clock made out of an actual turntable, with interchangeable records. And you need to see the newest music system that we featured.
SEE TOP 10 MUSIC GIFTS
The DIY-er 5 of 13For the crafty person who would always rather make than buy, here's a collection of gifts from little kids to handy dads. My favorite? A terracotta plant that grows herbs on the top, yet is actually a grill inside!
SEE TOP 10 CRAFTY GIFTS
The Outdoorsy Type 6 of 13For the person who rarely spends time indoors, we found everything from the ultimate outdoor camera (shock-proof, freeze-proof, water-proof!) to the newest, most innovative exercise equipment that every fitness enthusiast needs to see.
SEE TOP 10 "OUTDOORSY" GIFTS
Pet Parents 7 of 13We found a bunch of touching, sentimental, and useful gifts for the person whose pet is like her baby. I especially love the litter box — yes littler box — that will blow your mind.
SEE TOP 10 PET PARENT GIFTS
Animal Lovers 8 of 13These gifts are for those who swoon at the site of a puppy, fawn, kitten — or any other irresistible ball of fur. I guarantee the book "Unlikely Friendships" would be a great gift for absolutely anyone on your list.
SEE TOP 10 ANIMAL-THEMED GIFTS
Do-Gooders 9 of 13For the person who would rather give than receive — and means it — all of these gifts give back. Whether it's a necklace that supports AIDS/genocide victims in Rwanda, or knitted hats that help lift at-need women out of poverty on the basis of their own skills.
SEE TOP 10 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
Shutterbugs 10 of 13Do you know someone who always has a camera in front of her face? I especially love the "pocket pod," which is basically a pocket-size tripod. The best part? It's less than $20!
SEE TOP 10 SHUTTERBUG GIFTS
Bloggers 11 of 13Here are the ultimate gifts for the person who always has a screen in front of her face — from a person who always has a screen in front of her face (ahem). If you haven't heard about the new Olympus camera, definitely click on through! It's amazing.
SEE TOP 10 BLOGGER GIFTS
Your Frenemies 12 of 13This is actually a round-up from Jaime, but it's too hysterical to leave out. Ladies and gentleman, the most passive aggressive gifts for parents you secretly can't stand.
SEE TOP 10 PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE GIFTS
Glitter Girls 13 of 13For the girliest of girly girls — who deserves some sparkle in her life. I especially love the little blinged-out Moschino booties.
SEE TOP SHIMMERY, GLITTERY GIFTS
Rather search for gifts based on your budget? Check out Babble’s Holiday Gift Guide!
Read more of Michelle’s writing at Early Mama.