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.
A soothing woody scent to help them relax after a long day.
They’ll be thankful for this sweet-smelling candle.
A classic look to stay cozy all winter long.
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.
6. POWER BANK
Help healthcare workers stay powered up (or at least their phones) with this portable charger.
Tired hands will be soothed by this rich cream.
A warm message courtesy of a cute mug.
Sweet striped mittens will keep hands warm and toasty.
An easy way to banish puffy eyes and fine lines after a shift.
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.
Shop Gifts For Healthcare Heroes
Treat a teacher in instant hydration and hands that feel amazing.
A personalized way to sip their favorite beverage.
Luxe leather gloves will be much appreciated (and be in style for years to come).
A massage tool to ease facial tension and. totally relax.
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.
Express your feelings for your favorite teacher with a mug that says it all.
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.
Soft suede slippers are made for chilly winter mornings.
Shop Gifts For Teachers
An herbaceous way to stay safe and sanitized.
Stylish striped mittens mean fewer frozen fingers.
Help anyone working with customers stay safe with a washable face mask.
A mini massager will give tired muscles much-needed relief.
The best parts of a cup of cocoa translated into a trail mix. Yum!
A pair of gloves that works as hard as he does!
A minimalist card game for entertainment at home.
A hand-knit way to keeps heads warm.
Keep their drinks piping hot while making deliveries.
An uber-functional way to stay warm and still use fingers.
Sharing a tasty treat is what the holidays are all about.
The classic beanie will always be appreciated.
Shop Gifts For Essential Workers
Treat your neighbors to a but of tranquility – they can light anytime.
Share a fun way to make a statement.
Every kitchen needs a sturdy set of measuring cups.
A throw blanket that works with just about every style.
Gift a classic holiday tradition that’s fun for the whole family.
Pretty shades of pink make this a cheery addition to any meal.
A simply styled apron that will keep them clean and tidy while cooking.
Monogram candles add an extra personal touch.
Tell them how you really feel with this sentimental mug.
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.
Brightly colored mixing bowls will make baking more fun.
Shop Gifts For Neighbors
Grandparents will love this golf labeled frame of the little ones.
A fun way for nieces, nephews, or cousins to capture memories.
Holiday entertainment is covered with this new classic card game.
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.
An oversize knit throw will keep Grandma warm and cozy.
A countertop addition that will keep them connected.
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.
Treat the family to an easy way to unwind with essential oils.
A nostalgic way to keep track of family recipes.
Your niece will feel pretty and protected by a necklace that brings positive energy.
Shop Gifts For Long Distance Relatives
Encourage your local business owner to find happiness and gratitude in the everyday.
An oil diffuser will help worries melt away.
It’s the small victories that count – and this mug will make the clear.
Encourage them to dream up what’s next with a sketchbook to fill with ideas.
A candle to help them celebrate their everyday accomplishments.
Gift a delicate diffuser to impart a bit of clarity for the new year.
Good-looking ballpoint pens are always the “write” gift.
8. DESK JOURNAL
The sayings on this journal will keep them going on tough days.
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.
12. DESK CALENDAR
Keeping track of each day is a cinch with a convenient desk calendar.