Unwrapped: The Introvert’s Gift Guide

Happy hygge-days!

’Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that’s a full month (31 days!) in which we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life—and maybe even a spoiled pet or two.

The holiday season means endless parties and celebrations, which is fun for some and… exhausting for others. Trekking out into the cold to spend an evening talking to people is the exact opposite of a perfect night for an introvert.

So, with this stressful season now upon us introverts, it’s a great time to show your least-social friends you really get them, and want to celebrate their homebody selves. Introverts, after all, are truly in their element when they're at home, so we suggest focusing on things to make that space even more relaxing. We are also really big proponents of the hygge lifestyle, so we included some things to keep all the homebodies you know cozy through the final snowfall. See our introvert-friendly suggestions, ahead.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Nothing beats the warm atmosphere that candles create, and this one in particular has the added bonus of being really cool looking. The actual scent has hints of bergamot, amber, and black plum, and when it burns completely out, the container can be cleaned out and reused. Two presents in one!

Jonathan Adler, Muse Noir Ceramic Candle, $78, available at Jonathan Adler.

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You know we introverts like to snuggle up, so sweaters are our safe spaces. This one from Aritzia is made from alpaca and might be too cozy to take off—like, ever.

Aritzia, Wilfred Marseille Sweater in Roebuck, $145, available at Aritzia.

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What's winter without a warm cup of tea? Fancy up your friend's tea situation by giving her this teapot, which is nice enough to be a permanent fixture in the kitchen.

World Market, Marble Teapot, $14, available at World Market.

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And you can't drink tea without a cute mug! Plus. something about glass dishware is just so minimal and elegant. Just like your friend! (Probably, right?)

Crate & Barrel, Caffeine Mug, $4, available at Crate & Barrel.

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If you ever wanted to know what being an introvert (or an extrovert!) feels like, look no further than these banners.

Fun Cult, Introvert Glittering Fringe Banner, $38, available at Witchsy.

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Introverts have a lot of thoughts, but sometimes get exhausted by the prospect of talking too much about them. That's why this journal will be a welcome gift. They can sort through their feelings (introverts usually have ~all the feelings~) but don't need to talk about them!

Moleskine, Limited Edition Bradley Theodore Notebook - Heart, $25, available at Moleskine.

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Leaving bed is already a burden, and this is made worse in the winter by our enemy: cold floors. Slippers mean you can stay cozy even on those rare occasions you have to get up and out of bed.

Urban Outfitters, UO Winky Eye Slippers, $18, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Any home is made better with a cool piece of art. This one has major yogi vibes and makes you feel relaxed just looking at it.

Mariano Peccinetti, Balasana Space Print, starting at $33, available at Society6.

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With Book of the Month, newly released books are delivered right to your door each month, so you don't have to trek to a bookstore or library to get your literary fix.

Book of the Month, Monthly Subscription, three months at $45, available at Book of the Month.

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Lavender is the most calming scent of all, and putting it directly on your face is heavenly.

Florapy, Sweet Dreams Sheet Mask, $8, available at Blue Mercury.

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Let your favorite introvert bring the outside into their home with these beautiful, twinkling fairy lights, which give off a gentle glow and guarantee that any introvert won't be missing out on much by staying in all weekend.

The White Company, Star Fairy Lights, $24, available at The White Company.

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Loud noises are annoying, and so are people trying to talk to us when we clearly don't want to be bothered. Headphones are the perfect way to let the world around you know that you prefer silence over chatter.

Brookstone, Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds, $90, available at Brookstone.

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In case those headphones don't work, drive the point home with these.

Paper Source, Stop Talking Cards, $10, available at Paper Source.

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Nothing beats a super warm blanket in the winter, and this one from West Elm has the added bonus of looking (and feeling) extremely luxe.

West Elm, Faux Fur Brushed Tips Throw, $89, available at West Elm.

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Ah, the feeling of a silky mask on tired eyes. You'll never want to wake up.

Slip, Silk Sleep Mask, $45, available at Anthropologie.