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Not Yo Mama’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Out Of The Box Gifts For Cool Kids & Adults

Not Yo Mama’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Out Of The Box Gifts For Cool Kids & Adults


Lazy and cozy, but make it fashion. Keep her holiday ready with this glam sweatshirt, perfect for boozing it up on the couch and binge watching Home Alone.

Allover Sequin Crewneck Pullover, $176

The IT gift for yogis, this deck is used by over 35,659 yogis around the world.  The random pulling of these cards creates sequences based on a specific chakra theme, or discover a deeper understanding of each pose on an energetic level.

Yoga Deck, $37

The most divine ethical, raw, high end vegan chocolatier Gnosis has nestled 3 tiers of its incomparable truffles in a blue and white satin keepsake box. There’s a chocolate for each of the eight days of Chanukah, plus more (12 total) as a reminder that G-d’s eternal presence – in the world, and in each of us – extends well beyond Chanukah.

Star of David Collection, $50

Let this rad neon sign remind them of the time when they used to collect cupcake wrappers in a plastic bag for a whole year when they were 8. Stay weird forever. Normal is boring.

Stay Weird LED Light, $540

Give them the gift of nature! The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass let’s them into any of America’s beautiful national landmarks of nature for free all year long.

Annual Pass, $80

File under: For the person who has everything. Inspired by vintage table lighters of the past, this piece will spark more than just conversation! This cleverly designed acrylic lighter comes nestled inside its own matching ashtray – because that’s how we roll.

Tabletop Lighter in Raspberry Swirl, $450

What could be more of a forever glam iconic gift than customizing an ornament with their name!

Mint To Be Custom Ornament, $45

Green thumbed or not, this stunningly illustrated book full of fun factoids is an elegant gift for anyone – and the price is right!

Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them by Riz Reyes, $16 (or find at your local bookseller)

A pair of split best friends forever heart ornaments, because you may not be together this holiday – but they’re in your heart and on your tree. Keep one for yourself and give the other to your BFF.

BFF Heart Set Holiday Ornament, $18

The most cottage-core of chandeliers, handmade and ready to ship to the fanciest of friends.

Willow Chandelier, $1,924

A perfectly chic vegan leather bag sure to impress the compassionista in your orbit.

Mini Demi Tote Bag in Pink, $349


We are so getting this for our sisterfriends! Ever dream of having an eyeshadow palette that contained only your favorite shades? What about the perfect hues for you – no matter age, gender, skin type, complexion, style, budget or skill level? Then, what if you could name the shades and even design the entire palette cover with any photo, graphic or text imaginable? Design the cover with any text or photo and then pick your desired shades OR choose from 80 pre-designed templates (including palettes inspired by Harry Styles, Taylor Swift & more) that you can buy as is or customize too. All palettes feature long lasting, highly pigmented, minimal fall out shadows that are 100% vegan, paraben-free and cruelty-free. Using ethically sourced Mica, the shadows also sit in recyclable pans housed in recycled and recyclable packaging. Plus, all palettes are refillable.

Customized Palettes, $28-52

Your friend who is always cold and always at the computer will be overjoyed by this heated foot rest.

Cozy Products TT Toasty Toes Ergonomic Heated Foot Warmer, $39

Tell them how you feel about them.. without actually saying it. Hey, artistic license.

A Wacky Gumball Wall Piece, $70

They can stay… for the holidays.  Your sophisticated queer tea drinking queen will love this.

Tasse • Shan-Thé you stay Mug, $15

S/he crafty? They’ll never believe how much they can do with the Cricut Maker 3, the ultimate smart cutting machine. With the ability to cut more than 300 materials, and compatible with more than 13 tools to cut, score, write, deboss, engrave, and more, the versatile Cricut Maker 3 combines power, speed, and pro-level performance to such major levels, they’ll be opening an Etsy store with their wares before they know it!

Cricut Maker® 3, $380

This vegan leather jacket feels as comfy as a hoodie, and looks both sophisticated and hip.  It’s a classic that looks good on everyone! Plus it’s a Mother-Daughter POC-owned company, which we love to support.

Metallic Liquid Leather™ Signature Jacket – Copper, $205

From the creator of @Deuxmoi, the popular – and infamous – celebrity gossip Instagram, comes a fun debut novel about a stylist assistant whose drunken decision to turn her Instagram into a celeb gossip account turns her life upside down. Buy this for your cool friend who still lives in the city, it’ll be her guiltiest pleasure – beside for $18 green juices.

Anon Pls by Deuxmoi, $25

Who wouldn’t want a shrooming chair!

Mushroom Tufted Throw Pillow, $34

Gold chains are the new black.  A chunky looks-good-on-everyone gold chain will elevate any look, on anyone from your Dad to your Daughter.

Flat Curb Chain 14k Ethical Gold Necklace, $550

Slippers so ugly, they can only be like indoor winter coats for your feet! Score! My husband would totally pad downstairs on a frigid winter morning in these to get his coffee.

Bloch Women’s Warm Up Slipper, $50

Artist Joyce Francis creates one of a kind pieces of art out of lucite. Her work is displayed in museums.. and maybe now in your fancy bestie’s living room.

Daisy Eyes Lamp, $750

For your vainest friend who loves a selfie like you love bagels, a lens that will make them glow in every pic.

Xenvo Pro Lens Kit, $39

They are hot, and you wanna let them know you’re down for some NYE action? Get them this pleasure oil which amps up your love life and all the downstairs feels.

Pleasure Oil “Highly Orgasmic”, $60

Buy her this – the softest organic cotton fine wale corduroy jumpsuit with a hint of stretch for her comfiest wear-everywhere outfitting.  She will live in this, and thank you every day.

S.E.A. Suit Cord, $188

This coastal Tide Clock is the essential item to stay connected to the ocean, no matter where they are. This navy blue Atlantic tide clock is what they need for a perfect coastal living decor.

Coastal Clock, $89

For the avid traveler in your life, or your love who can’t fall asleep without listening to a podcast, this sleep mask with built in headphones would be the tchotchke they never knew that they couldn’t live without.

Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Eye Mask, $22

This coat has Royal Tenenbaum’s vibe all over it. She’ll be thrilled when she finds this under the menorah.

Rhapsody Coat, $489

If you’re going to buy them a toothbrush, this is one hell of stocking stuffer – with modes for whitening and a magnetic charger!

Oral-B iO Series 7G Electric Toothbrush with Brush Head, Black Onyx, $169

For the person in your life seeking optimal wellness – these 3 formulas were designed to be taken together for a synergistic full spectrum effect.

SuperFreak Mood, Hair, & Skin, $56

A collection of 3 luxe and very delicious White, Green, and Roboois Teas: “I am Love, I am Peace and I am Energy” perfect for your very zen and sober host/ess.

The Beauty Tea Box, Limited Edition, $34 * 20% off with code GIRLIEGIRLARMY *

The modern hippy in your life would freak for this stunning 70’s painting “Heartrise” by Carol Summers. The bright swirling rainbow and heart motif makes a groovy statement, which would be perfect in a retro inspired space.

1970s “Heartrise” Retro Modern Silkscreen by Carol Summers, $3,500

For the makeup lover, this fabulously natural, high quality kit comes with a magnetic liner where your lashes magically attach to your winged work! They are so good. This is a fabulous gift for a makeup lover.

Starter Kit – 2 lashes and liner, $75

Your environmentalist bud who loves holiday décor, or tool nerd, will be so grateful for this little gadget which lets you replace bulbs on your holiday lights with a squeeze of a trigger! Save money and our landfills with this little gadget.

LED Holiday Light Set Repair Tool, $24

Purchase this fun pillow for your favorite stoner, and include a bag of homemade edibles in the gift bag!

Weed Baggie Throw Pillow, $23

She’s extra, and she likes it that way. Buy that friend or relative a clip that confirms how well you know her.

When You’re Extra Rhinestone Hair Clips, $14

Come through silky soft evil eye pj’s in all the inclusive sizing! Yasss.

Evil Eye Pj’s, $45

While you may not have a professional life coach, you have your girlfriends—your ride-or-die friends, your new acquaintances, your colleagues.  Buy your bestie this book that takes you on a journey of self-discovery as you reflect and journal through its pages.

Ask Yourself This: Ultimate Life Lessons From And For My Girlfriends (The Friendship Series), $17

Heated gloves for your fave outdoorsperson are a must. They’ll thank you every time they walk the dog/s.

Buffalo Heated Gloves, $150

We all have a bit of this level of cheesy in us. These would be so cute in a holiday teacher’s gift basket, along with a netflix membership card and some homemade hot chocolate mix.

I’m Watching Christmas Movies Socks, $4

Gorgeous face product alert! This intensely moisturizing cream with peptides, plant proteins, and ceramides replenishes critical moisture for up to 24 hours and helps visibly firm, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier.  Plus all purchase of this cream benefit Girls Who Code—a nonprofit organization aiming to end the gender gap in technology by 2030 and build a pipeline of future female engineers around the world.

Polypeptide-121 Future Cream, $48

The foodie in your life will freak over this new grinder (available in numerous chic colors) which will grind fresh spices, forget pre-ground! This innovative new tool will let them grind things like cacao, cardamom, and so much more – to order.

Finamill, $44

Black-owned Hot N’ Saucy’s sauces are unlike anything your favorite hot sauce addict has tried before.  My crew is full of hot sauce addicts who would love these in a gift bag.

Heat Your Veggies, $30

These glistening 18k plated recycled beauties hug the lobes while anchored by emerald green stud earrings, giving the illusion of a double piercing.  These earrings are both elegant and modern – and the price is right.

Camille ear jacket earrings, $138

The hottest tech gift this winter is definitely the Wristcam.  Add superpowers to your favorite techie’s apple watch! Use the Wristcam app on the watch as a viewfinder and to take photos and videos, video call, or use the hardware button for an even faster shoot. Quickly preview your photos and videos on the watch, or use Wifi to download the full quality photos and HD videos to your iPhone. This is a killer gift for an athlete or anyone constantly on the move.

Wristcam, $299

Handmade in habotai silk, this beautiful purple scarf makes for a lush burst of color during the grayest days of winter, while she waits for the snowy slush to make way for spring.  Buy for the artist in your world.

Crocus Silk Scarf February, $85

Celebrate their horoscope sign with a Gifted by FreeFrom box. 100% of the proceeds from this box go to the survivor entrepreneurs who made these products and the survivor employees who pack and ship your order for a living wage of $38.46/hr.  All Gifted products are made with natural ingredients, specially formulated for their sign, and are never tested on animals. 

Libra Box by GIFTED, $66

They will feel so loved when you gift them this cornucopia of self love products.

Selfcare Sunday Gift Basket, $85

The sneaker head in your life wants this book, trust us!

Virgil Abloh. Nike. ICONS, $64

For the world traveler in your life who is never at home, hook them up with a rad universal charger so they’ll think of you wherever they may roam.

Universal Travel Adapter International All in One Plug (Rose Gold), $22

A card we are psyched to send out, doesn’t this give you all the 80’s/ 90’s holiday movie feels?

Celebrate the Reason For the Season Risograph Card, $5.75

You know you’re a GGA reader when you have a strange amount of friends who this hoodie (that proclaims “I’m outdoorsy, I get drunk on patios”) would be the perfect gift for..

Outdoorsy Roadtrip Hoodie, $108


Big budget? Go big with the ultimate tweenaged mountain bike that all the mini (and not-so-mini) athletes are after.

Rockhopper 27.5, $650

Puzzle lovers will tweak over these yum shapes.

Areaware little puzzle thing® Series 7: À la Carte, $15

Not a tween alive doesn’t want LED’s in their room these days. These LED strip lights work with Alexa and Google for voice control for smart home vibes. Use millions of colors to make an area of their room pop – they will freak out over these.

GE CYNC Smart LED Light Strip Bundle, $79

A line of gender neutral clean skincare for kids, tweens & teens will make them feel VERY grown up and fancy while making sure they take care of their skin. All products are free of parabens, sulfates, and artificial fragrances and everything is specially formulated to achieve a perfectly balanced mid-range pH.

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The “ALL-IN” Kit, $96

Not a single kid, tween, or teen wouldn’t go nuts for this easy to use photo printer that prints sticker pix!

Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer for Smartphones, $79

For the teen who wants to tote her computer in high (vegan) style – these custom laptop sleeves are fun to look at and useful.

Stitch Your Design Laptop Sleeve, $49

All the hip tween girls are super into these two-in-one cream blush and lip tint sticks that they use for their eyes, lips, and cheeks.  Made with hydrating, totally natural and safe ingredients for a buildable pop of color – this set will make them squeal with delight.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Champions Set, $44

This is one of those gifts that your little girl *and* teen boy would both want for the holidays, mainly because they come in all the colors with all the personalization options! Whoever it is will feel all warm and fuzzies the coziest clog yet: the Classic Furever Crush Clog. They’re plush, platformed and ready for personalization.

Furever Crush Shoe, $79.99

Warmies® Hugs are a super cute microwavable duo that are gently scented with French lavender, perfect for stress or belly aches.

Sloth Hugs, $29.99

Hypebeast, trendy teens would trip over this coffee table book about the artist known as KAWS.

KAWS: WHAT PARTY by Eugenie Tsai, $54

Expose this glow in the dark throw blanket to daylight / fluorescent / lamp for at least 10 minutes, then you can bring the glow in the dark blanket to your kids for 3 hours of magical luminous glowing star and unicorn throw blankets for girls/boys.


Glow in The Dark Blanket for Kids, $29.99

Buy them twinning plush sherpas! This one is deliciously soft and perfect for the wintery chill, they’ll live in these – get matching ones for your fave Parent/s n’ Kid/s.

Plaid Sherpa Quarter Zip, $38

This 70’s vibed puffy insulated bag would be perfect for that older teen shlepping her snacks from activity to classroom.

Puffer Lunch Crossbody, $22

Upgrade their gaming and snapchatting life with this adorable mini keyboard.

Wireless Mini Keyboard and Mouse Combo, $33

Your football lover will have a ball squishing this comfy pillow.

Iscream Slow Rise Football Pillow, $20

If you have a soon-to-be college kid, you (and they!) deserve some peace of mind! This safety toolbox comes with your choice of a self-defense keychain color and numerous hidden, wearable devices (like scrunchies and headbands!) that will call for help when needed, without anyone knowing.

invisaWear Safety Gift Box, $249

Precious and ultra soft PJs for your favorite newborn.

Baby sleep bunddle: sleep bag + footed pajama, $116

This super fun, conversational tote bag is constructed of classic, durable denim and is totally covered in adorable, quirky little plush animals!   File Under: Tween/ anime lover dream gift.

The Bigtop Tote, $179

The best builders will  flip over this The Geomag Glow model which lights up at night thanks to the effect of natural materials that capture and return the sunlight. And you can keep your Geomag Glow on you thanks to the handy storage box. It is resistant and transparent, so you can always see the lively colors of the magnetic bars.  Bonus – this set is produced with 100% recycled plastics, and the packaging is made with 80% regenerated PET.

Geomag Glow Recycled Magnetic Constructions, $32

Kid blazer, but make it comfy–the tailoring here adds a bit of dressiness to boys shirt and pants combos and the 100% cotton knit makes it easy to wear. Patch pockets, button closure, 100% cuteness for your preppy kiddo.

Sweater Blazer, $64

These fashionable hypebeast sneaker slippers are all the kids to teens want under their tree, trust us.  They’ve even gone viral on TikTok!

Banned Goods “OG” High Top Sneaker Slippers Unisex One-Size, $50

Let’s teach our girls how to be entrepreneurs!  These craft kits are designed to spark your girl’s creativity while creating an opportunity for her to earn some extra spending money while creating her own business. This collection is perfect to jumpstart their first business. Each craft kit features everything she’ll need to construct, package, and sell the handmade crafts she creates. They also include a Mighty Girl Biz Plan (think of it as a business plan for pre-teens) to get her thinking like a boss. Because lemonade stands are so last century!

Make And Sell Keychain Craft Kit, $24



SARK’s “Dogs Are Miracles With Paws” poem on a blanket is so moving that any dog lover will be tearing up with your thoughtfulness.

Dogs Are Miracles With Paws by SARK, $60

A tiny little log-cabin inspired dog house ornament handmade by artisans in the Philippines for a fair-trade, sweet little gift under $10 for your favorite dog lover.

Handmade Recycled Driftwood Dog House Ornament, $9

Add some feline charm to your floor with this adorable handmade, cruelty-free rug that your kitty can snooze on happily.

What On Earth Sleepy Cat Rug, $34

Make their life easier with this genius auto-feeder for dogs and cats.

Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Pet Feeder for Cats and Dogs, $68


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