The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Christmas Gifts, Ideas and Inspiration

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The holidays are just around the corner—and soon enough, our schedules will be chock-full of festive activities like baking, decorating, shopping and spending time with the people we love. It can be easy to get swept up in the bustle of the season, especially when you’re on a quest to find the perfect gift. But that doesn’t mean it has to be a chore—at least not with the help of our holiday gift guides and top product recommendations.

From waffle makers and matching pajama sets to cozy candles and kitchen essentials, there are truly great gift options for everyone on your holiday shopping list. And while we're still a few weeks out from Christmas, it’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday shopping—especially if you're hoping to snag some in-demand items before they're sold out and avoid inevitable shipping delays.

FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service and UPS have already released their holiday shipping deadlines, and the takeaway is that the time to get your holiday gifting plans in order is now. Plus, with a CBS News Report citing increases in shipping traffic and a tighter labor market, it’s fair to assume that this holiday shopping season could be a hectic one. Everything from turkeys to Christmas trees and decorative lights will be harder to get and could cost more than years past.

Luckily, we've done all of the hard work for you and rounded up Christmas gift ideas that are sure to delight everyone on your shopping list—and that are in stock now. Scroll down to see some of our favorite stocking stuffers and gift picks for the 2021 holiday season.

Food

Few things make a better gift than food or seasonal goodies—and food subscription boxes are the gifts that keep on giving. Whether it’s wine or chocolate, subscription boxes can be a sweet and totally unique gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list.

Raaka Chocolate Small Batch Organic Chocolates Subscription

Raaka Chocolate Small Batch Organic Chocolates Subscription

Food52
STARTS AT $98

Murray’s Cheese Classic Cheese of the Month Club

Murray’s Cheese Classic Cheese of the Month Club

Murray’s Cheese
$63

Cellars Wine Club Wine Subscription Box

Cellars Wine Club Wine Subscription Box

Cellars Wine Club
STARTS AT $98

Kitchen & Cookware

Channel your inner Rachael in the kitchen this holiday season with practical cookware and baking essentials to give to a loved one who cooks.

Rachael Ray 14-Inch Frying Pan with Helper Handle

Rachael Ray 14-Inch Frying Pan with Helper Handle

Rachael Ray
$60

Rachael Ray 12-Cup Muffin Pan

Rachael Ray 12-Cup Muffin Pan

Rachael Ray
$17

Dash Snowflake Waffle Maker

Dash Snowflake Waffle Maker

Amazon
$18 $17

Rach's super popular 12-inch cast-iron skillet also tends to sell out really quickly—but it's available now for your gifting pleasure! 

Rachael Ray 12-Inch Cast Iron Frying Pan

Rachael Ray 12-Inch Cast Iron Frying Pan

Rachael Ray
$45

Rachael's famous moppine are back in stock just in time for the holiday season! 

Moppine (Kitchen Towel) in Smoke Blue

Moppine (Kitchen Towel) in Smoke Blue

Amazon
$20

Check out our picks from Rachael's 2021 Gift Guide here.

Home

Bring the essence of the holidays right into your home with sweet, seasonal candles—perfect for fall, winter and beyond.

LAFCO New York House & Home Candle in Ski House

LAFCO New York House & Home Candle in Ski House

Amazon
$65

P.F. Candle Co. Amber & Moss Candle

P.F. Candle Co. Amber & Moss Candle

Amazon
$21

In case you haven't heard, Rachael's new book, This Must Be The Placeis finally out (yay!)—and could make the perfect gift for book lovers, cooks or Rachael fans.

This Must Be The Place By Rachael Ray

This Must Be The Place By Rachael Ray

Amazon
$32 $21

Or maybe a subscription to Rach's magazine, Rachael Ray In Season, would make one of your giftees really happy? (We may be biased, but we think so!)

Rachael Ray In Season

Rachael Ray In Season

Amazon
$22 FOR 4 ISSUES
Magazine Store
$20 FOR 4 ISSUES

Style

Bundle up and get cozy this holiday season with matching family pajama sets.

Burt's Bees Matching Holiday Jammies

Burt's Bees Matching Holiday Jammies

Amazon
$8-$53

Hanna Andersson Dear Deer Matching Family Pajamas

Hanna Andersson Dear Deer Matching Family Pajamas

Hanna Andersson
STARTS AT $29

The super-cute platform sneakers Rach has been wearing could make a really generous gift for the fashionista in your life.

Low Top Run Star Hike

Low Top Run Star Hike

Converse
$100

For even more holiday prep and gifting ideas, check out the gift guides below.

The Best Holiday Gifts for Cooks From Rachael's 2021 Gift Guide

16 of OUR Favorite Gift Ideas From Oprah's Favorite Things 2021 

8 Cooling Products For Women Going Through Menopause

The Best Matching Family Pajamas

Food Subscription Boxes That Make Great Gifts

The Best Gifts for People Who Love Candles

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