An obsessively updated list of stuff that’ll make it there by Christmas.
By Dominique ParisoIllustration: Kate Dehler Illustration: Kate DehlerIllustration: Kate Dehler
As Strategist editors, we’re no strangers to the supply chain. We sniffed out impossible-to-find essentials like toilet paper and hand sanitizer from unlikely sources during the first wave of the pandemic and pulled together a megaguide of supply-chain work-arounds when we noticed the first squeeze on inventory this past summer. This holiday season is no different with delayed shipping, low inventory, and higher costs making shopping a little more complicated than simply finding the perfect gift for your hard-to-please mother-in-law or finicky teen. But we here at the Strategist love a challenge.
So welcome to the Strategist’s Supply-Chain-Proof Gift Guide, a careful curation of gifts that are available to shop for — and ship — right now. Each item was handpicked by a member of our team from our catalogue of stories across 12 categories: home, toys, tech, beauty and grooming, food and cooking, outdoors and fitness, wellness, travel, pets, teens, stocking stuffers, and wild-card options. Our picks range from the sturdily practical (a hotel-worthy duvet cover and an indestructible pet bed) to the just plain fun (a pair of beginner roller skates and Taylor Swift’s favorite cat backpack).
This list will be checked and updated every day to ensure each one of the 60 gifts below can get to your door and under your tree in time for December 25.
A stock and shipping check for items in this post was last made by Kelsie Schrader on 12/22 at 11:00 a.m.
A modular, retro organizer$220Buy at AmazonRead StoryA perpetually crisp-looking duvet cover$230Buy at SnoweRead StoryVogue editor-approved tear-off napkins$19Buy at AmazonRead StoryA midcentury-inspired arc lamp$130Buy at AmazonRead Story A tablecloth for the Francophiles$41 $41 $46 11% offBuy at AmazonRead Story
A house for all their fairy friends$40Buy at Best BuyRead Story A modular marble run for future engineers$60Buy at AmazonRead StoryThe world's smallest geological dig$25Buy at AmazonRead StoryA giant box of pom poms, pipe cleaners, and glitter$40Buy at AmazonRead Story The smart speaker that multiple NY Mag parents swear by$80 $80 $100 20% offBuy at AmazonRead Story
TikTok’s favorite light strips$35 $35 $40 13% offBuy at AmazonRead Story A soda-can-size projector$300Buy at AmazonRead StoryThe plug that turns anything into a smart gadget$20for 2Buy at The Home DepotRead StoryA vacuum that might save your relationship$160 $160 $230 30% offBuy at AmazonRead StoryAlways-hot coffeeFrom$100Buy at Best BuyRead Story
Beauty and grooming
A skin-sculpting microcurrent tool$187 $187 $209 11% offBuy at AmazonRead Story The cystic acne assassin$29Buy at AmazonRead StoryA skin-scrubbing facial brush$119Buy at AmazonRead StoryLeVar Burton's favorite body oil$48Buy at Revolve ClothingRead StoryA hair-healing moisture mask$28Buy at AmazonRead Story
Outdoors and fitness
Not-so-bulky ankle weightsFrom$49Buy at AmazonRead Story A toasty neckwarmer for skiers and cold-weather runners$17Buy at AmazonRead StoryMold-to-your-feet hiking boots$210Buy at BackcountryRead StoryA popular-on-TikTok weighted Hula-Hoop$18 $18 $28 36% offBuy at AmazonRead StoryA cushier Peloton ride$19Buy at AmazonRead Story
Food and cooking
A grinder for the smoothest cup of coffee$299Buy at HuckberryRead StoryA minimalist's cookbook stand$22 $22 $25 12% offBuy at AmazonRead StoryGrinders that’ll match their Dutch oven$67Buy at AmazonRead StoryA geometric Bundt pan$40Buy at Williams SonomaRead Story Coasters that double as a trivet$19for 6$19 $23 17% offBuy at AmazonRead Story
Emma Chamberlain’s hair-drying hack$17 $17 $30 43% offBuy at AmazonRead StoryPolaroid-displaying string lights$9 $9 $13 31% offBuy at AmazonRead StoryThe super soft blanket on every teen’s wishlist$145Buy at AmazonRead StoryAddison Rae’s favorite slippers$100Buy at Neiman MarcusRead Story The best hat for loyal sports fans$28 $28 $30 7% offBuy at AmazonRead Story
Stocking stuffers ($20 and under)
A non-blue-light book light$13Buy at AmazonRead Story A throwback fanny pack$25Buy at AmazonRead Story A classic everything cream$19Buy at AmazonRead StoryA waterproof notepad for shower thoughts$10Buy at AmazonRead StoryA sneakily expensive-looking pair of hoops$14Buy at AmazonRead Story
Debby Ryan's gratitude journal$25Buy at Urban OutfittersRead Story An easy-to-clean humidifier$60Buy at AmazonRead StoryPaul Scheer’s massage robot$150Buy at TargetRead Story Instant reassurance (for when your therapist isn't around)$22 $22 $26 15% offBuy at AmazonRead Story French Montana’s favorite incense$11 $11 $14 21% offBuy at AmazonRead Story
A better travel pillowFrom$30 $30 $40 25% offBuy at AmazonRead Story A cheery travel kit$34Buy at AmazonRead Story An instant economy-class upgrade$20Buy at AmazonRead StoryAn organizer for all their travel documentsFrom$13Buy at AmazonRead StoryMarie Kondo their carry-on$43Buy at AmazonRead Story
A doggy DNA kit$99 $99 $129 23% offBuy at AmazonRead StoryHeron Preston’s favorite ball launcher$9 $9 $13 31% offBuy at AmazonRead StoryRio’s favorite cat tunnel$22Buy at AmazonRead StoryAn indestructible pet bed$300Buy at AmazonRead StoryTaylor Swift's cat carrier$80Buy at PetcoRead Story
And some wild-card options
Beginner-friendly roller skates$100Buy at TillysRead Story A 'workhorse' machine for new sewers$210Buy at AmazonRead StoryA Surrealist puzzle$18Buy at AmazonRead StoryClout clogs$330Buy at Bloomingdale'sRead StoryBirdwatcher-favorite binoculars$130Buy at Best BuyRead Story
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