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Gift Guides 2020: The Gifts To Give Back To Your Community

By now, we all know that 2020 has been a year unlike any other. And as the holidays roll around, now is the time to acknowledge the people who have made all the difference in keeping our communities safe, providing support, and helping us stay well supplied during what was such an unexpected year. So as you’re finalizing your holiday shopping list this year, consider adding a few more well-deserving folks: essential workers, healthcare heroes, teachers, neighbors, small business owners, and long-distance relatives. 

To help you show some love, I’ve partnered with my friends at Target to bring you lots of affordable gift ideas for some very deserving people. Whether it’s for a delivery person, a cashier, your child’s teacher, or an out of state relative that you won’t be seeing this year due to travel restrictions, a simple gesture can go a long way in showing your appreciation this holiday season. And sometimes, bringing joy to someone else can be the best gift of all. While Christmas is just a few days away – don’t forget that these individuals are working harder than ever over the next week so, you can still grab these gifts and hand them out even after the holidays to show your heartfelt appreciation.

Keep scrolling to see all the gift ideas – and make the season even brighter by giving back to those who give so much.



You can also shop all the products to give back to your community HERE on my pinterest, plus all our Holiday Gift Guides HERE.


1. Redwood Oil Diffuser

A soothing woody scent to help them relax after a long day.


They’ll be thankful for this sweet-smelling candle.

3. Men’s Striped Scarf

A classic look to stay cozy all winter long.

4. Stainless Steel Explorer Mug

Coffee, tea, or cocoa will stay warm longer in this insulated mug.


One spray of this essential oil mix and they’ll be feeling serene in no time.


Help healthcare workers stay powered up (or at least their phones) with this portable charger.

7. Lavender And Honey Hand Cream

Tired hands will be soothed by this rich cream.

8. Don’t Stress Do Your Best Mug

A warm message courtesy of a cute mug.

9. Women’s Striped Cuff Mitten

Sweet striped mittens will keep hands warm and toasty.


An easy way to banish puffy eyes and fine lines after a shift.

11. Solid Silk Eye Mask

Getting a good night’s rest is easier with a silky eye mask to block out light.


The best way to help heal and hydrate dry skin.

1. Coconut Argan Oil & Lavender Hand Lotion

Treat a teacher in instant hydration and hands that feel amazing.

2. Tumbler with Straw

A personalized way to sip their favorite beverage.


Luxe leather gloves will be much appreciated (and be in style for years to come).

4. Facial Massage Beauty Tool

A massage tool to ease facial tension and. totally relax.

5. Women’s Cable Knit Pom Beanie

Cable knit will make this beanie a cute addition to their winter wardrobe.


Inspire a teacher with lessons on being a leader.



A joyful way for them to express gratitude – and get colorful.

8. You’re Awesome Mug

Express your feelings for your favorite teacher with a mug that says it all.

9. The Book Lover’s Journal

Any English teacher will love this journal for cataloging their favorite reads.


Every time they light this candle they’ll think fondly of your kiddo (their favorite student!)


Gift a tool for sharing thoughts and improving self-care.

12. WOMEN’S Suede Moccasin Slippers

Soft suede slippers are made for chilly winter mornings.

1. Basil Clean Day Hand Sanitizer

An herbaceous way to stay safe and sanitized.

2. Women’s Striped Cuff Mitten

Stylish striped mittens mean fewer frozen fingers.

3. Men’s Fabric Face Masks

Help anyone working with customers stay safe with a washable face mask.

4. Hand Held Mini Massager

A mini massager will give tired muscles much-needed relief.

5. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Trail Mix

The best parts of a cup of cocoa translated into a trail mix. Yum!

6. Men’s Suede Sherpa Lined Gloves

A pair of gloves that works as hard as he does!


7. UNO Minimalista Card Game

A minimalist card game for entertainment at home.

8. Women’s Hand Knit Pom Beanie

A hand-knit way to keeps heads warm.

9. Double Wall Stainless Steel Latah Tumbler

Keep their drinks piping hot while making deliveries.

10. Women’s Knit Flip Top Mitten

An uber-functional way to stay warm and still use fingers.

11. Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Squares

Sharing a tasty treat is what the holidays are all about.

12. Men’s Circular Knit Cuffed Beanie

The classic beanie will always be appreciated.





Shop Gifts For Essential Workers

1. 4-Wick Tranquility Candle

Treat your neighbors to a but of tranquility – they can light anytime.


Share a fun way to make a statement.

3. Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

Every kitchen needs a sturdy set of measuring cups.

4. Chunky Striped Knit Throw Blanket 

A throw blanket that works with just about every style.

5. Holiday Deluxe Gingerbread House Kit

Gift a classic holiday tradition that’s fun for the whole family.

6. Stoneware Oval Bakeware Set

Pretty shades of pink make this a cheery addition to any meal.

7. Chambray Apron

A simply styled apron that will keep them clean and tidy while cooking.

8. Monogram Candle

Monogram candles add an extra personal touch.

9. Best Person Ever Mug

Tell them how you really feel with this sentimental mug.

10. Skin Camp Mask Kit

A fun way for them to concoct their own facial masks.

11. Keychain Charger

Share this easy way to always stay charged while on the go. 

12. Plastic Mixing Bowl Set

Brightly colored mixing bowls will make baking more fun.


1. Grandkids Holiday Single Image Frame

Grandparents will love this golf labeled frame of the little ones.

2. Fujifilm Instax Mini

A fun way for nieces, nephews, or cousins to capture memories.

3. Cards Against Humanity Game

Holiday entertainment is covered with this new classic card game.

4. Faux Mohair Throw Blanket

A cheery red throw is perfectly suited for the holiday season.

5. Soda Stream Sparkling Water Maker

Sparkling water on demand? That’s a luxury worth sharing with those you love.

6. Chunky Hand Knit Throw

An oversize knit throw will keep Grandma warm and cozy.


A countertop addition that will keep them connected.

8. Heart Faux Fur Pillow

Little ones who are far away will feel your heart when hugging this pillow.


This bot of technology will help your aunt and uncle do anything with just the sound of their voice.

10. Woodgrain Oil Diffuser

Treat the family to an easy way to unwind with essential oils.

11. Classic Black Recipe Book

A nostalgic way to keep track of family recipes.

12. Cubic Zirconia with Evil Eye Layered Short Necklace

Your niece will feel pretty and protected by a necklace that brings positive energy.



1. Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy Journal

Encourage your local business owner to find happiness and gratitude in the everyday.

2. Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser

An oil diffuser will help worries melt away.

3. Celebrate Victories Camper Mug

It’s the small victories that count – and this mug will make the clear.

4. Blank Sketchbook

Encourage them to dream up what’s next with a sketchbook to fill with ideas.


A candle to help them celebrate their everyday accomplishments.

6. Clarity Oil Diffuser

Gift a delicate diffuser to impart a bit of clarity for the new year.

7. Ballpoint Pens

Good-looking ballpoint pens are always the “write” gift.


The sayings on this journal will keep them going on tough days.

9. Lighting to USB-A Braided Cable Tassel

Clip this tassel to a bag, and they’ll have an easy way to charge anywhere.


Big dreams for the new year need a BIG notebook to match.

11. Monogram Mug

A personalized way for them to get their coffee fix.


Keeping track of each day is a cinch with a convenient desk calendar.


  1. Love this roundup and post. Such an important reminder to give back to all of the essential workers that are working harder than ever during this time of year. Adding some of these to my cart for a pickup at Target. Happy Holidays and thank you for sharing

    1. Thanks so much for your comment! It’s so important to share our gratitude and love to our essential workers this year. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday! xx -B

  2. Love these ideas. I’m definitely going to gift my mail person and delivery people some hats and gloves to get them through winter. Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks so much for reading and giving back xx -B

  3. Target is definitely my go-to for holiday shopping. And now i’m going to add a few more items to my cart. Thank you for sharing this and for highlighting the people who have done some much for us all this year.

    1. Thanks so much for reading! Glad you found these ideas helpful for your holiday shopping xx -B

  4. What great ideas! It’s so important to give back during the holidays, so appreciate you sharing all thee wonderful ideas. And I can get them all at Target! Merry Christmas Bobby!

    1. Wishing you a safe and Happy Christmas as well! Thank you for your comment xx -B

  5. So many great gift ideas! Love these Bobby!! Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Holiday this year

    1. Thanks love! Wishing you a safe and warm Holiday xx -B

  6. I love the idea about giving back to the community. So thoughtful as aways 🙂

    1. Hope these ideas were helpful! Giving back is always an important part of the holidays and this year we have so many people to be grateful for. xx -B

  7. Great list of curated gifts for a one-stop-shop at Target! Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

    1. Thanks so much for reading! Hope you found everything you needed xx -B