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MOMnPOP’s Guide to 2010 Holiday Gift Guides

November 21, 2010

Oprah's Ultimate List of Favorite Things

Gift guides. So very helpful. But they’re everywhere right now. Need help navigating? Here are a few of our faves as you prep for the holiday gift giving extravaganza.

  1. Etsy’s Gift Guides – Tons and tons of unique gifts from amazing crafters and artisans. It’s organized by price point, interests and the person i.e. him, her, baby, coworker, etc.
  2. Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things 2010 – Ultimate because it’s her final season. Talking to a friend Friday morning, she wrapped things up by saying, “K, gotta go, Oprah’s Favorite Things is about to start!”
  3. Gwyneth’s Gift Guide – Featured in her weekly newsletter on, Gwyneth put out some super cute finds – especially for kids and moms.
  4. Real Simple’s Gifts Under $100 – The most comprehensive I’ve found. Editors even broke the guides out into tots/tweens, mothers/grandmothers, fathers, husbands/brothers and so on.
  5. The New York Times Gift Guide – Equally expansive and always in good taste, these useful lists are categorized by books, electronics, music/theater, home, travel and more.
  6. Refinery29’s 50 Gifts Under $100 – For the very fashionable.
  7. TreeHugger’s Holiday Gift Guide 2010 – For the eco-conscious.
  8. CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide 2010 – For all things techie.
  9. Inc.’s Gifts That Give Back – For feel-good gifts that give back to those in need.
  10. Chic ‘n Cheap’s Blogger Gift Guide – Lots of unique finds by bloggers who love stylish things.


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