Stumped For Gift Ideas? Here's a Cheat Sheet to What Everyone Else is Buying For 2023

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We all have the person on our list. That person that is *impossible* to buy for.

Whether it’s the friend who already has it all or the coworker that you don’t quite know well enough to shop for, there’s always at least one person who we just can’t figure out what to get.

So, we’re here to help you out. We were able to track down the most popular gifts that folks are buying for 2023.

So sit back and relax because we’ve got your gifting list woes all figured out. Check out our gifting cheat sheet below.

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“I already have enough bags,” said no women ever! Whether you’re looking for a designer piece to add to her collection or a classic, everyday piece, a bag might just be the way to go.

Over the past several years, the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag has become one of the most popular gifts — and for good reason! The bag is the perfect size, is very versatile, and comes in 12 colors.

America’s favorite bag but in sherpa. Need we say more?

In case you missed the memo, big bags are back this season and this Coach Monogram Print Signature Canvas Tote is calling our name! It comes in four colors but we’re partial to the gold/light khaki chalk one.

Ideal for the world traveler, the Beis Vegan Leather Commuter Duffle has a cult following for a reason. Not only does it keep you organized with numerous interior and exterior pockets, but it’s also incredibly stylish.

If you’re shopping for a true fashionista, you’re definitely going to want to take a look at the Bottega Veneta Sardine Top-Handle Bag. The bag features the brand’s signature woven leather pattern with a metal top handle for an upscale aesthetic.

Looking for a fashion-forward gift but not 100% confident of the recipient’s style? Look no further than the Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Bag. The iconic bag is beloved by people of all ages, backgrounds, and styles. It’s pretty much a no-brainer.


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Every year, beauty gifts are some of the most popular stocking stuffers. Below, check out the most coveted makeup buys of 2023.

Year after year, the Laneige Lip Glowy Balm continues to be one of the best sellers of the holiday season.

A close runner-up to the Laneige Lip Balm, the Rare Beauty Mini Blush & Glow Set has also become a favorite among shoppers. Created by Selena Gomez, Rare Beauty has earned a stellar reputation and this set of liquid blush and luminizers will easily show you why.

If you’re looking for a beauty gift for the makeup guru in your life, you can’t go wrong with the Patrick Ta Major Glow Balm.

Gift sets are always a home run and the Osea Undaria Body Bestsellers Set is one of our faves. It features two full-size products — an algae body oil and an algae body butter and is ideal for all skin types.

Cozy Blankets

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Who doesn’t love a super cozy throw blanket?! Not to mention it’s one of the most versatile gifts out there. Get one for under $25 for your secret santa. Or, opt for something a little more luxe for a loved one.

This Anthropologie Faux Fur Throw Blanket looks so comfy we just want to wrap ourselves in it all winter long! It comes in 11 colors including vibrant reds and classic neutrals.

How cute is this Nordstrom Plush Throw Blanket?! Not only does it look incredibly soft but it’s also super affordable. It comes in seven colors so you’re sure to find at least one you love.

Think UGG boots are comfy? Wait until you feel this Koolaburra By UGG Sherpa Blanket! Oh, and did we mention it’s on sale? We’d hurry up and click ‘add to cart’ if we were you.


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Here’s the home gifts that everyone’s obsessed with.

Perfect for the foodie, your BFF living the single life, or even a recent college grad still getting their life together, the Le Creuset Petite Stoneware Dish should be at the top of your gifting list.

There’s a reason why Our Place has such a big following — the brand’s cookware are quality pieces and they look great to boot! The Our Place Always Essential Non Stick Pan comes in 12 vibrant colors including blue, rose, yellow, and more.

Is there anything more classic than a Diptyque Baies candle? It’s sure to please nearly anyone on your list, including that ice cold mother-in-law of yours.

Coats & Jackets

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Who else is ready to bundle up?! Help your loved ones stay warm — and fashionable — with these popular coats and jackets.

There’s a reason why the Lululemon Down For it All Jacket is already sold out in so many sizes and colors. It’s universally-beloved for it’s warmth, style, and lightweight material.

This Anthropologie Long Teddy Sherpa Jacket has quickly become one of the most popular jackets of 2023 and we can see why! Cozy, stylish, and affordable, it’s sure to be at the top of everyone’s wish list.

Some things just never go out of style and this J. Crew Cocoon Coat is definitely one of them.

While technically not a jacket, this Farm Rio Cream Pom Pom Belted Cardigan will keep you plenty warm on those chilly winter nights.


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Whether you’re shopping for boots, sneakers, or slippers, you’re sure to find a gift here for everyone on your list.

Are these the comfiest slippers in the world?? The internet certainly seems to think so! The UGG Sherpa-Line Suede Slipper is one of the most popular gifts of 2023. In fact, we’d be shocked if you haven’t seen these slippers appear in several gift guides already!

Chelsea lug sole boots are on-trend this year and these Nordstrom Classic Chelsea Boots are a total steal! Not only are they affordable at under $100, but they have numerous reviews singing their praises.

Adidas who? This year, folks are opting for these New Balance Sneakers, which are stylish enough to please the fashionista while sporty enough to satisfy the fitness junkie.

Jewelry, Sunglasses, and More Accessories

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Shopping for someone fashion-forward but not sure of their clothing size? These accessories are the ideal solution.

Inspired by the internet-famous Bottega Veneta Teardrop Earrings, these Anthropologie Mini Drop Earrings are easily just as beautiful as the originals while also being *significantly* more wallet-friendly.

Prada Black Rectangular Sunglasses? On sale? Um, yes please!

These Nordstrom Cashmere Gloves are sure to elevate any outfit. Not to mention they’re one-size-fits-all, making them a great white elephant gift or stocking stuffer.


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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.