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The Cup of Jo 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

The Cup of Jo 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

New York got some snow today, so it feels like the perfect time to kick off our 2016 holiday gift guide. Coming right up: 12 slamdunk gifts for kids!` Over the next few weeks we’ll update this post with links as we publish seven guides (we hope you love them) for different personalities and budgets:

Gifts for kids
Gifts for best friends/wives
Gifts for brothers
Gifts for sisters
Gifts for moms
Gifts for dads
Gifts for guys/husbands

And here’s the complete 2015 gift guide, if you’d like to see.

Here we go! Let’s do this thing!

(Photo by Petra Warrass)

  1. Christina says...

    I look forward to your gift guides every year! I love the suggestions. The ukulele was already on my list for my 3 yr old. Glad to know that you kids have enjoyed it for years. I added the gymnastic ribbon for my nieces and nephews. What a fun idea. Can’t wait to see the other guides.

  2. catalina says...

    I love these lists, but I find that teenagers are missing! They are hard to shop for (especially boys) and a few pointers to find cool and original gists (not video games!) would be great! Thanks if you can help :)

  3. Elizabeth says...

    Yay! I was waiting for this :)

  4. Sophia says...

    Would you ever consider doing a gift guide for in-laws? That’s the one that always stumps me!!

  5. I am getting the night light for MYSELF :)

  6. Alba says...

    Joanna,

    The only link that seems to work on this post is the gift for kids. The rest don’t seem to be linked to anything at the moment.

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Hi Alba! We’ll update this post with links as we publish over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned :)

      Stella xx

  7. Nice list..Thanks for sharing .

  8. keri says...

    This is my favourite series!! I have been following your blog since the early early days and always look forward to and reference back to the holiday gift guide :)

  9. Michelle says...

    Annual pic of weird stuffie-head man in the woods = “It’s beginning to feel a lot like CHRIST-mas!”

  10. What about gifts for wives? Or is that covered under sisters and best friends?

    Love these guides. Thank you so much for the inspo. X

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      the gift guides have been loosely based on my own relationships for the past ten years (husband, kids, sister, brother, etc.) which is why we title/structure them like this — but yes for sure best friend gifts would be perfect for wives and girlfriends and kindred spirits!

  11. Brittany T says...

    I second the comment about getting these going earlier than you normally do. I want to see ideas BEFORE black friday!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thanks for the feedback! we’ll try to do another one this week! xo

  12. Brie says...

    Would you ever considering adding one for teachers/coaches? Im so stuck on them this year! I love your gift guides so much! Happy Thanksgiving + Holidays!

    • Nicky says...

      I second that!

      My friends are teachers and I recently asked them what gifts they’ve gotten that they liked: Coffee related gifts, starbucks giftcards, target giftcards (they buy their own supplies often) or movie certificates are appreciated. They said lotions or candles were a nice gesture but almost too personal of a gift to receive from students. My parents always get dunkin’ donuts giftcards for the mail carriers and sanitation workers which I think they like.

    • Abbie says...

      I know it’s not fun, but speaking as a teacher, the most appreciated gift is CASH. All teachers need extra money. Whether it comes as gift cards, bills in a plain card, or attached to a plate of cookies. We all really appreciate the extra $$$.

  13. Lauren says...

    Your gift guides are my favorite of the season! So excited to see :)

  14. Nicky says...

    Omgosh love these guides! I still refer to them throughout the year every time I need to get a gift for someone. :)

  15. Melody says...

    Yayayay! I’ve been waiting!!

  16. Lindsey Joy Fox Parker says...

    I’ve already been scrolling through your past guides for inspiration. Haha. Three cheers for this year’s guides: Yayayay! PS Thank you. As always.

  17. Jess says...

    Hooray! Love your gift guides. I constantly refer back to previous years’ for inspiration and look forward to the new list each year. I do second Kelly’s comment– would be so wonderful to see the guides a little sooner so as to be able to get things ordered/delivered in time for the holidays. Regardless, thank you for curating such lovely lists!

  18. Kelly says...

    I do personally love your blog so much and your gift guides BUT would love to see this gift guide a little sooner or that we can see each list within the first week of December!

    • Colleen says...

      I totally agree with this. I always wonder why they are so late.

  19. Emma says...

    What about wives? :(

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Hi Emma! Thank you so much for writing. The gift categories are based on Joanna’s personal relationships, but the best friend guide would totally work for wives, too!

      Stella xoxoxo

  20. Lisa says...

    Yay!! Look forward to the gift guide every year!

    Heard about the snow in NY…stay warm!

  21. Adriana says...

    YAY!

  22. Lauren E. says...

    Seriously the most thoughtful, useful gift guides ever. I still scroll through your old guides when I’m in need of ideas for birthdays, Mothers Day, etc. Can’t wait!

  23. Julied says...

    Best news of the day in snowy and windy Montreal!