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The Pitch’s 2023 Gift Guide

Photo by Shae McCloskey
Many have a tradition of making a wish list to send to their family and friends.

Gift-giving is heavy on everyone’s mind as the holiday season approaches with ideas coming and going. Finding the perfect gift can be stressful as the list of people you need to shop for grows and grows. To give some inspiration and help take some of the stress off, The Pitch has created a gift guide that consists of a range of gifts, with varying prices, that will never fail. 

Gifts for Friends: Whether it be an individual gift, or a random one picked out of a White Elephant or Secret Santa, it’s always hard to find the perfect gift for someone. However, the list below contains options that would please anyone or can even be catered to the specific friend you’re shopping for.

  • Sephora Holiday Kit
    • (JBL, Wonderboom, etc.)
  • Clothing Staples/Basics (Aritzia, Abercrombie and Fitch, etc.).0
  • Portable Chargers

Gifts for Dads: One of the hardest people to shop for has always been and will probably always be your dad. Even though it’s quite a challenge, it’s important that you still get him a good gift to show your appreciation.

  • Polo shirt with preferred NFL or college team
  • New golfing pants (Lululemon, Dicks, etc.)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

Beyond your friends and family, it’s important to show your appreciation for your significant other through a good holiday gift. Although these gifts tend to be a little easier to pick than others, we still have some ideas in case you’re a little lost.

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 Gifts for Boyfriends: 

  • Lego set
  • Clothing (Nike, Champion, etc.)
  • Golf Clubs
  • Shoes

Gifts for Girlfriends: 

  • Perfume
  • Water Bottle
  • Jewelry
  • Ugg Slippers

Gifts for Moms: Moms tend to be easier to shop for because they seem to appreciate and love everything you would get them. However, if you need some inspiration for a good gift, look no further.

  • Candles (Bath and Body Works)
  • Mugs
  • Clothing Staples/Basics
  • Blankets (Target, Amazon, etc.)

Gifts under $25:


  • TangleTeezer – $10-15
  • WetBrush – $10

Lip Balms

  • Glossier: Balm Dotcom – $14
  • Laneige: Lip Glowy Balm – $18
  • Tarte: Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm (or Plump) – $24
  • Summer Fridays: Lip Butter Balm for Hydration & Shine – $25


  • Target: $5-10
  • Bath and Body Works: 3-Wick Candle – $25

Hair Ties 

  • Teleties: Small (3-pack) – $8 Large (3-pack) – $10 
  • L. Erickson Grab & Go Pony Tube (15-pack) – $22


  • Spartina: Grab-N-Go Keychain – $16-25
  • Lululemon: Never Lost Keychain – $20-24


  • Evry Jewels: $8-15 (80% off sitewide)


Fuzzy Socks

  • Target: $3-7
  • Amazon: $7-15


  • Target: $7-10
  • Anthropologie: $14-16


Gifts $25-$75

Sephora Holiday Sets

  • Sephora: Sparkly Clean Beauty Kit (MERIT, Saie, Kosas, etc.) – $42
  • Sephora: Holiday Lip Set (PATRICK TA, Rare Beauty, Glossier, Charlotte Tilbury, Tarte, HUDA BEAUTY, etc) – $45
  • Sephora: Favorites Hair Kit (dae, Pureology, amika, Gisou, etc.) – $48
  • Sephora: Sephora Collection Advent Calendar – $49
  • Sephora: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Body Obsession – $68

Phone Cases

  • Casely: $25-30
  • Apple: $50-60
  • Casetify: $50-80
  • BaubleBar: $72


  • Owala: FreeSip – $28
  • Yeti: Rambler – $30-40
  • Stanley: The Quencher H2.O FlowState Tumbler – $30-50
  • Hydro Flask: Wide Mouth – $40-55

Pajama Sets

  • Aerie: $40-50
  • Victoria’s Secret: $60-70

Solid Basics

Wide Leg Pants

  • Brandy: $32-35
  • Aerie: $40-50
  • Garage: $50


  • Under Armour: Revival Fleece Hoodie – $55
  • Abercrombie & Fitch: Essential Popover Hoodie – $60
  • The North Face: NSE Pullover Hoodie – $60
  • WhiteFox: Offstage Hoodie $50-60


Gifts above $75


  • JBL: $50-90
  • Wonderboom: $85-90


  • UGG: $120


  • Ray-Bans: $170-200
  • Maui Jim: $200-300


  • AirPod Pros: $250
  • Beats: $200-350


  • Nike: $130-180
  • HOKA: $145-165
  • On Clouds: $150-170


  • Triangl: $89-100
  • Kulani Kinis: $50-60

Puffer Jacket/Vest

  • North Face: $250-380
  • Aritzia: $250-350
  • Alo: $200-250

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