Many dread the holidays due to gifting apprehension. And while we understand the worry that surrounds savvy budgeting and perfect purchases, we actually find the upcoming season to be the most liberating of all shopping occasions. Where gifting on other special days (like birthdays or V-Day) can call for particular goods sharply pre-groomed by recipients, during the holidays these strict shopping wheels come off. Meaning we get a creative license back on our buys.
In the spirit of embracing the season ahead as a festive gifting free-for-all, we tapped a unique shopping source for inspiration: Wayfair's Hidden Gems. Much to our delights, the mega online home store contains a page dedicated solely to a slew of surprising and affordable finds. From whimsical kitchen gadgets to decor, furniture, and even goodies for furry friends, we pulled out the best giftable buys from the eclectic selection ahead. Instead of getting caught up in strict lists this season, scroll on to shop the hidden gems that your nearest and dearest won't know they needed until they open (and love) them.