We put the JOY into giving with a gift guide geared towards everyone on your list

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Words: Leila Petersen | Images: Ricardo Simal

The arrival of the holiday season is often marked by long and lovely summer days, revisiting traditions, and of course, giving (and receiving) the perfect presents.

This year feels particularly brighter as many of us are FINALLY being reunited with loved ones, so it’s fitting to ensure that your presents sparkle a little extra too.

But before you can savour the pleasure of unwrapping your own gifts, it’s time to get a headstart on shopping for others.

Whether you’re buying for your Beauty Buff bestie or your gadget-obsessed dad, this shopping guide will keep you in step with the spirit of gift-giving.

Here are some of the best gifts to shop now and wrap later:

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The leading women in your life - from your best friend to your colleague-turned-work-wife to your sister - deserve something extraordinary.

Think cult favourite beauty buys, showstopping accessories, uplifting fragrances, cute and comfy loungewear essentials, and more gifts that are just as unique as she is.

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From the husband who insists that he’s quite happy with nothing at all to the son who completely blanked and forgot to send you his wishlist, men can sometimes be the most difficult ones to shop for.

But don’t worry - we’ve covered all the bases when it comes to finding the perfect present. From outdoorsy trinkets to the next must-have sneakers, you'll know the gift when you see it.

Chances are the thing your mom, dad, grandparents, or caregiver wants most this year are in-person hugs and kisses, but that doesn’t mean material gifts will be refused.

Presents of the self-care variety are always appreciated, such as super-comfy robes and PJs to elevate their morning routines, a pretty throw to snuggle up in, cool kitchen gadgets to help whip up hearty meals (for you to enjoy), or their signature scent. Or why not raise the bar with luxury wine glasses and accessories?

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We all have that hard-to-gift friend. The good news? Because they have so much, when it comes to gifting them, you can have fun with your present.

Enter our list of unique, exciting, and cool gifting ideas that are sure to please even those who seemingly have everything.

Sleek food dispenser? Yes, please! Mini vending machine? Why not!

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Whether they’ve asked for a pretty dress to twirl in or the latest sneakers to kickstart their holiday adventures, make their festive season even more magical with our selection of special gifts guaranteed to light up their faces the minute they unwrap them.

We've curated a list of homeware gifts for the perfect host, coffee connoisseur, great baker, and charming chef.

Take your pick from kitchen tools + gadgets or glassware and tableware that is guaranteed to please those whose love language is food.

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Known for having an impressive cabinet stocked full of lotions and potions, shopping for the beauty-savvy person in your life may seem like a daunting task, but fret not, we've rounded up the best gifts for your resident beauty or grooming enthusiast to appreciate.

Explore items from coveted brands such as Estèe Lauder, Elemis, Bobbi Brown, and Jack Black. Anything from our selection will, without a doubt, add a little luxury to their everyday routine.

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Score the perfect present without breaking a sweat with our wide selection of fitness gifts that are also the most fabulous.

Think yoga mats, stylish activewear, fitness trackers, top trainers, and more picks that are sure to impress even the most dedicated fitness devotee.

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