The GentleManual’s Holiday Gift Guide

Win the title of “Best
Gift Giver of the Year”

Written by Emilie Allen

Are you a competitive person?
It can be unbelievably gratifying to give someone the very best present, the
one that ignites an uncontrollable grin on their face.
We’ve compiled the best gifts
for anyone you’re trying to bring a smile to. From massagers to hair thickeners
to floral elixirs, to a tool that lets you get the best selfie with your dog,
check out The GentleManual’s Holiday Gift Guide.

Best Tech and Gadget Gifts

Heated Shiatsu Massager

In a world where everyone’s
always on the go, give them the gift of relaxation.
best Gift Guide Heated Shiatsu Massager
best gift guide heated shiatsu massager
With heated pads, automatic
and custom settings, and comfortable straps that rest around the shoulders,
this person is going to want to carry this portable massager with them wherever
they go.
Phone Soap

We featured the company last
year. But this year, Phone Soap came out with their cleanest and most
sanitizing-est version.
best gift guide phone soap
best gift guide phone soap
Did you know that cell phones
have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles? Get this for the germaphobe in
your life, and they’ll appreciate you for looking out for their bacteria-free

This isn’t just any ol’
e-toothbrush — it’s the latest and greatest technology for toothbrushing, that,
you gotta admit, makes brushing your teeth seem totally cool and worth the 3
best gift guide quip toothrbush
best gift guide quip toothbrush
Not only does this toothbrush
have a sleek minimalistic look, but Quip’s technology is supposed to give an
optimal clean. And that brush cover? It can stick on your mirror. Give some
love to the type-A nerds in your life.
Pooch Selfie

This is perfect for your
friends who are just total dog parents. This simple, yet ingenious gadget
clasps onto the phone, so anyone can take that perfect #selfie with their pup
that’s totes #instagramworthy.
Best gift guide pooch selfie
best gift guide pooch selfie
Best Gifts for the Home

YETI® Wine Tumbler

Yep, YETI® even caters to the
wine-drinkers, because, as they say, “while most things are better outdoors,
it’s especially true of wine.”
best gift guide yeti wine cup
best gift guide yeti wine cup
The YETI cup is stainless
steel, has a double-wall vacuum insulation, and it’s dishwasher safe for the
ultimate on-the-fly daredevil.
One Line a Day

For the sentimental one in
your friend group. This journal lets you record one memory a day over the span
of five years. You all know that one friend who scrapbooks and shares Facebook
memories–this one’s for them.
best gift guide one line a day journal
best gift guide one line a day journal
But seriously, what we love
about this gift is that it’s the perfect journal for beginners. How many times
have you tried to start a diary and given up after two weeks? It’s a lot easier
to keep consistent when you’re tasked with only writing one line a day.
Flower Cocktail Kit

For the lady in your life who
loves trying out unique cocktails, these floral elixirs make a great gift.
best gift guide floral cocktail kit
best gift guide floral cocktail kit
Also suitable for guys. Tell
everyone to get their green thumbs out during the next party, because these
readymade cocktails are made with real flowers. They will take you on a floral
taste bud adventure, no matter what type of liquor you prefer.
P.F. Candle Co

It seems like everyone’s
turned into candle hoarders these days, but for good reason when it’s a candle
like the ones from P.F. Candle Co.
best gift guide p.f. candles
best gift guide p.f. candles
This mini gift set comes with
Spiced Pumpkin (that’s a “yass” from us), Black Fig, and Spruce to conjure up
the warm feelings of the holidays. But P.F. also has other scents to suit your
home needs, such as Cannabis, Sandalwood, and Patchouli Sweetgrass. This set is
the perfectly pleasant gift that gives friendly, “good neighbor-y” vibes.
Botanical Protein Complex Hair

Port Products recognizes the
importance of manly haircare.
best gift guide botanical mens haircare
best gift guide botanical men's haircare
These products are perfect for
a guy who cares deeply about his grooming habits. To name a few benefits, the
nutrient-packed ingredients enhance scalp health, build body for thinning hair,
and reduce hair loss.
Best Apparel Gifts

Alynn Socks

Literally the best socks on
Earth. You can fact-check that.
best gift guide alynn socks
best gift guide alynn socks
But all biases aside, we
worked really hard to construct these socks for maximum comfort, and we think
your gift recipient would love showing off the stylish, fun, and sometimes
whacky designs.

The subscription box that’s
basically magic. We tailor each box for each special guy, and we pack it all
best gift guide guapbox
best gift guide guapbox
From ties to socks to
accessories, even coffees, teas, grooming samplers, and liquor mixers–it’s all
in there! And now it comes with a gifting option.
Emilie Allen

Creative & research at She is passionate about sustainability and getting outside into
nature whenever she can.

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.