12 awesome gifts you didn't know you could get at Wayfair
AKA a sneak peak at my holiday wishlist
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Wayfair claims to have just what you need—but is this true during the holiday season, too? Because I need to shop for a man who owns four cats and a woman who lights up when her puzzle of the month subscription comes in.
We love shopping at Wayfair, whether we’re snagging deals on rugs, redecorating on a budget, or trying to decorate our tiny homes. So we combed through Wayfair’s inventory to find amazing gifts for nearly every person on your list.
1. For the chef: A life-changing Staub dutch oven
Dutch ovens are amazing kitchen tools that belong in every chef’s kitchen. When we tested, we determined the Staub Cast Iron was the best dutch oven on the market. This dutch oven heats consistently, comes in a variety of fun colors and is durable enough to handle high temperatures. Plus, it can easily move from stovetop to oven, making it ideal for roasting and broiling meats or veggies.
If the chef in your life doesn’t already own one (or hates the one they have), we highly recommend nabbing them a dutch oven.
2. For the homeowner: An adorable welcome mat
If you’ve got someone on your list who just moved into a new home or apartment, we love the idea of gifting welcoming decor, like this happy mat from Wayfair with nearly perfect reviews. User reviews say the mat fits perfectly in front of almost any door, and it’s made from high-quality materials that work to catch water and grime. Plus, it’s less than $20, which is a huge win during the holiday gifting season.
3. For the bacon lover: A rustic bacon drippings jar
OK full disclosure, I’m mildly obsessed with this bacon drippings jar. Being from the south, I’m no stranger to deep frying and making bacon, which means I’m used to frantically searching through the kitchen for an empty pickle jar to store fat drippings. Or fighting with my husband when he “accidentally” pours grease down the drain.
This steel container is built to hold those drippings that don’t belong in your plumbing—it’s coated in enamel, meaning you you can move it right away without burning your hands—plus it’s easy to empty and clean. My favorite part is the fact that it could just as easily be mistaken for a kitchen decoration, especially if you already have decor with the word “bacon” on it (guilty).
4. For the wine lover: This two-tiered wall-mounted wine rack
I have a friend who has wine racks just like this, and every time I go over, I spend at least five minutes starting jealously. This set comes with two racks, which you can arrange however your heart desires. The first holds glasses upside down—an A+ way to keep dust from collecting on the brim—while the other can store whatever you need, from wine bottles to cocktail shakers to decor.
Reviewers say these shelves are great for smaller kitchens, as they add extra storage in areas that would otherwise be useless.
5. For the one who brings lunch to work: Pyrex food storage containers
Are you surprised to read that Pyrex containers have more than 2,000 5-star reviews? Pyrex is one of my favorite kitchen brands, and the testers in our labs agree—we didn’t test this particular set, but we thought Pyrex made the best food storage containers you can buy.
This set comes with seven glass bowls, perfect for bringing soups, salads, and pastas to work. Reviewers note that these high-quality containers are durable, easy to clean, and simple to store.
6. For the coffee addict: Our favorite coffee machine, the Moccamaster
We love the Moccamaster coffee brewer—it won our top spot for the best drip coffee maker, and we recommend it in many of our gift guides this holiday season. We found that the Moccamaster not only looks amazing, but it works quickly and produces a rich and delicious cup of coffee.
7. For the baker: Bundt Heritage Pan
Nordic Ware is another amazing kitchen brand that makes high-quality bakeware reviewers love. We found Nordic Ware’s baking pans to be the best cookie sheets we tested, so it’s no surprise people love their line of bundt pans, too. What I love about this particular pan is that it allows icing to seep into the crevices, not just sit on top—and anything that will get more icing in my belly is an A+ purchase in my book.
8. For the animal lover: Pet blanket
Is there anything more satisfying than watching a cat make biscuits with their paws, especially when it happens at your feet? This soft blanket looks gorgeous, but it’s as practical as it is fluffy—it protects your furniture from pet hair, and it’s also waterproof. It can be used to line crates or cover car seats, and reviewers note that their pets are quick to take to it.
9. For the designer: Recycled glass vase
My mother has gotten into several new hobbies this summer, including jam making and flower arranging. These vases can’t help with the first, but they can provide a gorgeous vessel for the second—made from recycled glass, these jugs can store real and fake flowers, and they match a number of decor styles. Reviewers note that the vases are quite large, so they look best when arranged on the floor or in entryways.
10. For the one who needs to relax: Salt Lamp
Made from Himalayan salt crystals, people say this lamp provides calming feelings to those who use it—though we debunked this claim with science. Your giftee can set it up in their living room, bedroom, or home office—which is where I personally tend to feel the most stress. Since each lamp is handmade, they can vary in size, shape, and color, which is pretty cool if you’re looking for a unique gift, especially since reviewers say the lamp is both beautiful and durable.
11. For the one who loves to be cozy: A knitted throw
Comfy throws are my go-to gift for people who are hard to shop for. Who doesn’t love blankets? This throw from Wayfair has thousands of 5-star reviews, with reviewers saying its soft, comfy, and high quality. Both sizes are quite large, so it’s ideal for draping over couches or snuggling with in bed. Plus, it comes in a whopping 36 colors, meaning the most difficult part of shopping will be picking the perfect shade for your giftee.
12. For the picky one: A gift card
Wayfair has a massive inventory, and while you’re guaranteed to find something for the person you’re shopping for, you may find more success if you let them pick it out themselves. If you’re not sure what to get, or you want to help them save up for that couch they’ve been eyeing, go for a Wayfair gift card and let them choose their own gift.
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