Guerrilla Guide to the Holidays: Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Guerrilla GiftsIf you've been following our Guerrilla Guide to the Holidays, you know the holidays are now nine short weeks away. But this year, we're doing away with all the holiday-induced madness and making planning and budgeting as easy as possible. 

We're doing so by starting early, to help you tackle the season step by step—and save time, money and seasonal stress.

If you follow our Guerrilla Guide to the Holidays each week, we promise that by the end of December, you'll be calmly sipping hot chocolate in your slippers rather than stressing out at the mall.


This week (and next!), in our two-part gift guide, we present a gift for everyone you love. Better yet, the options range from $10 to $50 ... and never a cent over.

We know: October may seem early to shop, but we love the idea of starting early. Not only will you beat the crowds—and cross one big holiday to-do off your list—you'll avoid the type of last-minute gift panic that has a way of blowing budgets. ("Oh no, I forgot to get something for my boyfriend's mom!")

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Last week, we helped you plan your gift list by budget and personality type. The big takeaway? Everyone has a different way of receiving love, and some friends and family members may actually appreciate a heartfelt card, or quality time with you, more than an expensive present.

But we also know there are people you will be buying for, so we've found perfect gifts based on their personal interests. Whether you're shopping for an intellectual, a fashion lover or a gourmet, we've got ideas for you.

The Perfect Gift Guide ... Weeks One and Two!

This week, browse our galleries for gifts for the ...

  • Creative Type
  • Do-Gooder
  • Adventure Seeker
  • Fashion-Loving Female
  • Fashion-Forward Guy

Then, join us next week for our Guerrilla Gift Guide, Part Deux:

  • Sports Fanatic
  • Gourmet Guru
  • Tech Buff
  • Domestic Diva
  • Intellectual
If we missed someone you're buying for,  please comment below with your favorite affordable gifts for them.

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  • Brianna

    Thank you, great ideas in a wide price range :)

  • Nellie

    For the Do-Gooder, here’s another gift idea: a environmentally friendly, 100% BPA-free water bottle from With each purchase you give a life-giving gift supporting’s work to bring safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries!