Holiday Gift Ideas | 2022

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Who is in the holiday shopping mode? I am! Thanksgiving is less than a week away, which means Christmas and our winter holidays are right around the corner, too! Time flies this time of year, so I want to soak in all of the music, activities, and bustle the season brings, especially because we always hold off on making the house a winter wonderland until after Thanksgiving dinner. (Who else still waits?)

Every year as December creeps closer, Eric and I both enjoy finding the perfect things for our loved ones. We typically Outlet shop at Tanger because they have such great deals, and then finish up with a few online stores. I always look forward to doing it together – there’s just something about finding perfect things for everyone!

Who are you shopping for? In my gift ideas for 2022, I included gifts for her, for him, for teachers, and dog lovers (like us!), plus a few of our favorite things, too!  My ideas usually go beyond clothes, although I’ll add in some cozy ones or staple pieces. Take a look at the shopping boards I rounded up below and leave a comment if you see anything that catches your eye. I’d love to hear what types of gifts you are usually on the hunt for!

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Jules’ Picks

  • Amazon!! So many beautiful things AND very quick shipping – check out the goodies like outfit ideas, home decor, teaching stuff, beauty, shoes/boots, and more on my Storefront! (Earns commissions – thank you for shopping with me on Amazon!)
  • Unique & Personalized Gifts: Uncommon Goods  /  Etsy
  • One of my favorite spots for trending shoes, sandals, and booties is Fashion Junkee! Discount Code – XOJULES  (Shop/support small)
  • The best teacher lanyards and bracelet key chains are from It’s a Star Baby! See more info on this shop further down in this post! (Shop/support small)
  • Activewear, Loungewear , & Clothing favorites: Old Navy, Nordstrom, American Eagle, Nike, Target, Abercrombie & Fitch, Loft
  • Boutiques to find things that not everyone else is wearing: Shop Bohme  /  Shop Mint Julep  /  Shop Lulus


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Eric’s Picks


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To be honest, I would say that a kind email / card, and something hand written or drawn by a student is at the top of heart warming gifts. Gift baskets go a long way, too, if you know particular things teachers enjoy or like (ie: coffee, spa/relaxing, food/snacks, etc). A few years back I got a gift basket filled with a bunch of different salsas and taco type of things and I couldn’t get over how fun that was!

Creating a basket with a gift card, themed favorites, and topping it off with a meaningful letter would probably be on the top of every teacher’s wishlist (see small shops below for more basket ideas)! Here are some gift ideas:


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We are such crazy dog people. I just love my dogs and enjoy finding little things for them or my dog lover friends. Can’t help but share these fun ideas:



It’s been over 3 years now since It’s a Star Baby reached out to me to feature their lanyards AND I finally got to meet her in person this past summer! She’s a fellow teacher with amazing creative juices and much kindness. I have been a long-time hunter for good lanyards that have a good “necklace”, aren’t heavy, and don’t clash when wearing jewelry, LOL! THIS shop has it down, using a gentle, soft cord that is adjustable. She has so many great silicon bead choices which are nice and light-weight, and it’s awesome that they’re washable and BPA free! She also adds a lot of holiday beads and designs year-round. You can custom any order (think school colors!) and choose your metal color. I am so in love with these and highly recommend them! Any teacher would love this gift! She also does bracelet keychains, and I am just as into those! 🙂

Here’s a sample of what she offers — click HERE to shop!


Another favorite shop of mine is De’Avion Blu Innovations founded and run by Tiffaney (another fellow teacher!)! We connected when she sent me my #Teach tee to feature a few years back. It became a quick teacher fav to wear with jeans on Fridays, or under cardigans with a pair of dress pants any other day of the week. Now I own a couple of tees from her, and have my eye on a sweatshirt! 😉 She also sells the cutest stickers (think for your water bottle or lap top), and pins (to put on your denim jacket or a cute canvas bag!).  Any of her shop items would make a wonderful gift for a teacher in your life!

Here’s a sample of what she offers — click HERE to shop! She runs deals all the time – so be sure to follow her on Instagram!


L2U Designs is a new small shop for me! Ilana reached out to me on Instagram and kindly sent me a cute custom soda glass for my iced coffee. It is SO cute and great quality, and I was happy to feature her product. She offers holiday-specific designs, can custom apparel for adults and children, and goes beyond that to different kinds of tumblers and glassware, too. Shop her things here, and consider her if you need any custom designs made – click here to shop! 


If you like to put together gift baskets, you’re going to love shopping with Boutique Stamps & Gifts! They are another small business who wanted help featuring their products. I shared a lot of teacher stamps that they sent me to try, and have already been using them a lot this school year. But what I love even more, is that there are literally gifts designs like stamps, desk plates, place settings, and ornaments for everyone! Check out their site here.

If you end up picking up a gift from the ideas in this post, I’d love to hear about it from you in the comments or on Instagram! Come say hi! Hope you have a wonderful start to the holiday hustle and bustle! (My favorite time of year!)



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