15 Christmas Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

Saffron Marigold - Updated: December 3, 2023

Filled with beautiful Christmas gift ideas, this guide offers handmade gift ideas for everyone on your list, including Christmas gift ideas for your friends, for your parents who have everything, and for that hard-to-shop for person in your life. If you’re wondering what to give for Christmas for college students or young professionals with their first apartments to your mother who loves to host book club and your sister who enjoys entertaining, look no further.

Stack of red and white packages with banner that says Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Giving the gift of Saffron Marigold shows that both you and your gift recipient care about supporting a fair-trade business. You can feel good about giving our textiles as Christmas presents to your friends and loved ones, and they can feel good using our beautiful linens. It’s a win-win!

We’ve curated a selection of hand crafted, artisan-made gifts that will fill a home with joy, beauty, and goodness. Grab a cup of chai and enjoy perusing our holiday gift guide.

Christmas gift ideas for friends

Our friends are the people in our lives whom we’ve hand-picked to share meals with, spend our weekends with, laugh with, and cry with. These special souls deserve a Christmas gift as unique and beautiful as the friendship they’ve cultivated with you. Here’s a Christmas gift idea for your friends that’s a sure winner!

What to look for: When you’re buying Christmas gifts for friends, consider something they can use and enjoy when you gather for Friday night pizza and game night, “Friendsgiving,” or Sunday brunch.

red and black table runner with kilim print
Saffron Marigold, Ruby Kilim Table Runner

The perfect present: A handmade, block printed, table runner is a great gift for friends! Your friend will love to lay a runner across a solid tablecloth for a sophisticated look or spread it across the kitchen table for a cheerful dose of daily color. This Christmas gift is versatile, usable, and beautiful. You can’t go wrong!

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Make it a set: Include a special bottle of wine, spirits, or craft beer or a few new glasses or mugs along with the table runner–what a thoughtful present to place beneath the tree!

Source: Casablanca Market, Moroccan Tea Glasses

Gifts for the college student

Are you trying to figure out what you should buy for the special young people in your life for Christmas? Whether you’re shopping for gifts for a teenage girl, a college-bound student, or even a recent grad with a new apartment, it can be tricky: their tastes and interests continue to change as they continue to learn more about themselves.

What to look for: In spite of their changing preferences, one thing’s for sure—the teens and young adults in your life enjoy having their own space! Even though that space may be small, a great Christmas gift for a teenager, college student, or new grad is one that lets them express themselves in a room (or apartment) of their own.

Saffron Marigold, Starry Nights Duvet Cover

The perfect present: New bedding is a gift that’s not only useful but helps the young person in your life bring some style into their new abode. Look for a lightweight bedspread or duvet cover in their favorite color.



Make it a set: Throw in a set of sheets that coordinates with the bedspread or duvet cover for a complete package!

Saffron Marigold, Organic Cotton Sheet Set, Light Grey


Christmas gifts for your sister

Are you asking yourself “what am I going to get my sister for Christmas?” You don’t want to give her jewelry (she has plenty) or a book (but she might not read it). You keep trying to think about Christmas gift ideas for her…but you’re coming up short. Maybe she’s picky, or maybe she has so much stuff that you don’t know what she needs (or where she’ll store any additional stuff!). What to do?

What to look for: When you’re shopping for gifts for your sister or presents for your sister-in-law, something elegant is always the right fit. Think about a gift she’ll actually use or display, whether it’s for special occasions only or for every day. 

French country cloth napkins with floral pattern
Saffron Marigold, Enchanted ~ Ivory Table Napkins

The perfect present: Our fair trade, artisan-made, hand block printed cloth dinner napkins are altogether beautiful, stylish, and elegant. Not only will they take up very little space in a linen drawer or cupboard, but they’re also environmentally-friendly.

Make it a set: Naturally, pair the cloth dinner napkins with a set of napkin rings, and consider giving your sister a tablecloth in a complementary pattern for a seriously gorgeous gift set! This is from our Enchanted collection, which is a perfect match with the above napkins. 

blue floral tablecloth, round, with border and French provincial pattern
Saffron Marigold, Enchanted ~ Blue Round Tablecloth


Gifts for an older granddaughter

Make the holidays sparkle with delightful gifts for your granddaughter—something more meaningful than a scented lotion or another coffee mug. While your granddaughter may be too old for toys, she may yet still have that sense of wonder from childhood.

What to look for: A wonderful Christmas present for a granddaughter is something that aligns with her hobbies/lifestyle or something that complements her style, if you choose to gift her wearables.

You can’t go wrong with a stylish tote bag in a neutral color palette. She can wear this out and pair with any outfit, use it for beach days, or however she may see it—its uses will probably change as the years go by. And every time she steps out on an adventure with her favorite travel companion, she’ll be reminded of you.

Make it a set: Slip a card an envelope inside the tote to wish her the best for the holidays, and maybe a gift card to her favorite store. This way, she can choose what she needs! We love these gilded heart envelopes for just about any occasion, but they are especially sweet when given as Christmas cards.

Christmas gift ideas for mom

Ah, mom. Shopping for Christmas gifts for mom is a joy for some and a worry for others…Our mothers are among the most important women in our lives, and they usually put everyone else’s desires above their own, so the pressure is on to find the perfect Christmas gift for mom.

What to look for: A great Christmas present for mom is one that she’d love to have but wouldn’t normally buy for herself.

Saffron Marigold, Orange Blossom ~ Persian Mediterranean Floral Print Tablecloth

The perfect present: Whether she loves to set a table for Sunday dinners, relishes in using pretty table linens for special occasions, or enjoys hosting her book club over for appetizers and coffee or drinks, a set of gorgeous block printed table linens will be something that Mom will love to use and show off to her friends–plus, she’ll think of you every time she dresses up her table!

Make it a set: Add a set of crisp cotton dinner napkins and pair of candlesticks so mom can create a beautiful table for her most special guests.

Saffron Marigold, Monarch Butterfly Hand-Painted Gilded Taper Candles


The perfect wearable gift: Maybe one gift (or gift set) isn’t enough for mom—after all, she deserves the world. Perhaps she’d like something she can show off outside the house like a wearable piece of art. We suggest a luxurious scarf with thoughtful details like handsewn tassels and hand-dyed patterns. She’ll love the sumptuous fabric in this large size silk scarf she can wear multiple ways throughout the seasons. We also offer several of the same designs in a regular size—in case she wants to mix up her wardrobe stylings.

Saffron Marigold, Nile ~ Navy Blue Shibori Silk Scarf for Women


Gifts for your wife

She’ll say she doesn’t want anything for the holidays, but surprise her anyway, because she deserves it! But what could you possibly get her that will show her just how much you care? She may not be much of a jewelry person, and you don’t want to get her anything for the home you share.

What to look for: When shopping for your wife this Christmas, seek gifts that mirror her uniqueness. Look for thoughtful items, from personalized treasures to indulgent treats, creating a gift that resonates with love.

The perfect gift: You probably know your wife’s dress and shirt size, but a one-size garment is always a good idea for comfort, anyway.

Whether your partner loves to get dressed up or enjoys staying in, she’ll appreciate a luxurious floral kaftan in her favorite color. Wrap your love in elegance this Christmas with a timeless gift for your wife–a beautifully crafted kaftan.

Gifts for parents

Shopping for Christmas gifts for couples poses a unique challenge: what can you give that will please each person? Even if they have a shared hobby or interest (and we hope that they do!), it’s likely that they already have everything to pursue that shared interest.

Whether you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for friends who are married or gift ideas for your parents, buying one gift suited for two people requires some critical and creative thinking!

What to look for: In this situation, it’s always a smart idea to buy a gift for the home that both parties can enjoy regularly. They probably have all the kitchen appliances they’ll ever need, so a home decor gift is a wise choice.

The perfect present: Help the couple who has everything–or the couple who is just starting out–bring a stylish new look to the bath by presenting them with an exquisite hand blocked shower curtain. It’s an instant, stunning upgrade for small spaces. It’s not your ordinary gift–and that’s the point!

Saffron Marigold, Pacific Blue ~ Rustic Navy Ocean Asian Inspired Shower Curtain


Make it a set: You can always be super practical and include a new, washable fabric liner with this curtain, but you can create a more exciting gift set than that—we’re sure of it! If this is a gift for newlyweds or a gift for an engaged couple, present them with some cushy, luxe towels from their registry. As a gift for a married couple who has more bath towels than they know what to do with, include a deliciously fragrant set of candles.

Source: Peacock Alley

Make it a Christmas to remember

We hope you’re inspired and feel like you know exactly what to buy for the special people on your list, but if you’re still not sure what to buy, here’s an idea: in what stage of life are your friends and loved one? If they’re about to buy a new house, a few decorative throw pillows and a cozy blanket is welcome gift. Smaller accessories like tea light holders can make any gift extra special, too.

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Royal Elephant ~ Hand-Carved Wooden Tea Light Candle Holder

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Celebration ~ Hand-Carved Wooden Tea Light Candle Holder


On the other hand, a family or couple who’s about to downsize won’t need much–but they’ll likely need a few new window treatments to fit the frames in their new place.  You may simply prefer to give the gift of choice, so pop a bundle of chocolates and a gift card in their stockings–instantaneous joy.

Gift cards are always a good Christmas gift idea

Let us know if you have any sizing or product questions or if you’d like to place a custom order. We’re happy to help you give the gift of fair-trade, artisan-made this season, and thank you for considering our online boutique.

Happy holidays!
With love from Saffron Marigold

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