The Best Gifts of 2022

The Best Gifts of 2022, According to You

curated by you holiday gift guide

Graphic by KCM

Here’s what you bought and loved most this year. 

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Our friends and family are a great resource for shopping inspiration, which is why we’re looking to you, our loyal readers (and friends!) for advice on what we should be buying for the holidays. 

We trust your impeccable judgment wholeheartedly, which is why we’re dedicating this gift guide to what you’re currently loving and buying. Every item on this list is a favorite among Wake-Up Call readers, and some of them also happen to be on sale. 

Whether you’re looking for a gift for yourself or someone special, here are the most-purchased items by Wake-Up Call readers in 2022. We hope they inspire your holiday gift list (and wish list).

For more gift ideas, visit our complete 2022 holiday gift guide.

32 Degrees Packable Down Puffer

32 Degrees

When it comes down to it, no one needs 50 different winter coats. Gift this tried-and-true puffer — that can be worn pretty much anywhere you’d feel a chill — to someone who could use an outerwear upgrade. Or give it to someone who’s a big traveler, since it packs and rolls up into a compact carrying bag for easy storage.  

$50 at 32 Degrees

Maude Vibe


Don’t forget to set some time aside for yourself during the stressful holiday season. The pointed tip on this pleasure-providing toy offers precise vibrations wherever you want them, whether you’re using it alone or with a partner. 

$49 at Maude

32 Degrees Flyweight Skort

32 Degrees

Katie loves playing tennis and pickleball, and given her flair for fashion, it’s no surprise she enjoys the style that goes along with the sports. This lightweight skort is great for hitting the court or for warm days, and right now, it’s on sale for less than $10.

$7 at 32 Degrees

Alleyoop Multitasker


The gift of a simple beauty routine is one any makeup wearer will appreciate. This four-in-one tool can blend, brush, apply, and define, and comes in one compact package that’s ideal for travel or even on-the-go touchups. 

$20 at Alleyoop

Papaya Reusable Towels


For the sustainability-focused eco-warrior in your life, a practical and earth-friendly gift is the way to go. These cloths are machine-washable and reusable, and a single cloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels. Plus, they come with a hook to hang them on, so your recipient can show off the cute prints they come in. 

$36 at Papaya

Our Place Always Pan

Our Place

Nonstick, non-toxic, and it replaces nine different kitchen tools: What else do we need to say about this kitchen magician? The Our Place Always Pan is a generous gift to give to new couples, home cooks, those who just moved to a new place, or just about anyone who enjoys whipping up a delicious dinner. 

$95 at Our Place

Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan

Jenni Kayne

This piece certainly is an investment, but Wake-Up Call readers seem to agree that the quality speaks for itself. Made from super-soft Mongolian cashmere, this chunky cardigan can be worn on its own as a top or open over a T-shirt. Katie wears hers constantly, and even went so far as to call it one of her own wardrobe staples. Right now, the sweater (and the rest of Jenni Kayne’s site) is 25 percent off, so run, don’t walk!

$445 at Jenni Kayne

Jones Road Miracle Balm

Jones Road

It’s no secret that we love Jones Road, and apparently you do, too. This balm lives up to its name, so we recommend stocking up for yourself and sharing it with others this holiday season. One jar can be used on your lips, cheeks, eyelids, or anywhere else you want a subtle swath of color. 

$38 at Jones Road

Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action Night Cream


Skincare is more than slapping on some lotion and calling it a night. This thick night cream moisturizes, firms, and tightens skin, but applying it can become a sort of self-care routine before bed, too. Take time to gently massage your face during application, and remind yourself (or whoever you give it to) that it’s important to take moments to indulge. 

$130 at Nordstrom

Quince Cashmere Crewneck


A solid, basic cashmere sweater can last for years, making it an enduring and luxurious gift to share with your nearest and dearest. This one costs less than $100, so you can snag some coziness for yourself and a loved one without blowing your budget. 

$50 at Quince

Jones Road Brow Pencil

Jones Road

Finding a brow pencil that doesn’t become a glorified crayon after five uses can be difficult, but not impossible. This one from Jones Road isn’t only easy to sharpen and keep a fine tip on, but it’s also completely waterproof, so you won’t wipe your brows off accidentally during the day. 

$22 at Jones Road

Happy Dance CBD Coconut Melt

Happy Dance

Because this balm is crafted from just CBD and coconut oil, you can use this five-in-one CBD as a body lotion, hand and cuticle hydrator, belly balm, post-shave moisturizer, makeup remover, and hair mask. Your recipient will feel relaxed from the eliminated makeup counter clutter and the product itself.

$25 at Happy Dance

Maude Shine Silicone Lube


To spice things up and smooth things out, give the gift of friction-free sex. We love that this paraben-free lube is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and pH-balanced for pain-free pleasure.

$25 at Maude

32 Degrees Women’s Luxe Fur Hooded Full-Zip

32 Degrees

Around the holidays, giving your loved one a fuzzy, warm hoodie is a guaranteed success. We gravitate toward this plush, faux fur fleece because it’s cute, effective, and budget-friendly.

$20 at 32 Degrees

Jenni Kayne Cashmere Fisherman Sweater

Jenni Kayne

You can never go wrong with cashmere. While this classic fisherman sweater is a bit of a splurge, your giftee will get years of use because of the incredibly high quality material. Plus, the versatile cut of this sweater ensures it will blend seamlessly into every outfit for every occasion.

$395 at Jenni Kayne

ILIA Multi Stick


The makeup lover in your life will adore the versatility of this lip, cheek, and eye tint. Buyers say that the colors are soft and rosy and that the stick makes for easy application.

$34 at Ilia

Cushion Lab Pressure Relief Seat Cushion

Cushion Lab

Scientifically designed to relieve sitting and hip pressure while improving posture, this cushion is tailor-made for the person who works from home. But the pillow gets bonus point for being car-friendly — so it’s a great gift for someone who drives into the office, too.

$66 at Cushion Lab

UGG Scuff Sis Slipper


UGG reimagined their classic Scuffette slipper as something a little more dramatic. Instead of a dense shearling collar, this fun slipper is lined in a poofy Esperanza fur, giving the still supportive and sturdy slipper a whimsical Carrie Bradshaw-worthy feel.

$70 at Amazon

For more gift ideas, visit our complete 2022 holiday gift guide.