The EBR Holiday Gift Guide

The EBR Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again – when we’re all scrambling to choose the best gifts to get our friends and family for the holidays. So, as per my annual tradition, I present to you the EatsByRamya Annual Holiday Gift Guide filled with small businesses where you can find unique, one-of-a-kind presents. Every product in this gift guide is 100% NOT sponsored & I own myself!

For the Taco Bell Lover

We all have that one friend who was went through an emotional rollercoaster thanks to the Mexican Pizza at Taco Bell going away… and then coming back. This Taco Bell Ornament is the perfect stocking stuffer to include in their present this year!

For the Starbucks Chai Latte Fanatic

If you have that friend who’s been drinking iced chai tea lattes at Starbucks for way too long, it might be time to hook them up with this small batch chai concentrate from an Indian-owned small business that was featured on Oprah last year! It tastes so much better and could be a stocking stuffer or part of a DIY chai kit including a fun tumbler.

For the Cozy Baby

This personalized baby blanket that I got my baby cousin last year was super soft and makes for an adorable keepsake as they grow up.

For the 20 Something who just Moved Out

The last thing you need when you moved into your first tiny apartment is a bunch of dishes that clutter up the space. I’ve had the Our Place pan for a few years now and I love it because it’s very multipurpose (I literally cook everything in it) and looks very cute! The Mini Our Place Duo (pan + pot) should pretty much cover all their cooking needs.

For the Gamer

A really unique gift idea for the gamer in your life is this neon sign to go with their gamer setup! This would be especially perfect if they already have the whole LED lighting set up.

For the Wine Enthusiast

Grab a bottle of that person’s favorite wine and pair it with this personalized tumbler with their name on it! If you’re friends with a couple who loves wine, you could even get them a pair of the personalized tumblers to go with their movie nights.

For the Desi Kid in College

Dorming in college is a lot of fun, but eating dining hall food… not so much. When I was in college, I would keep some of my mom’s mango pickle and hot sauce in a stash to mix into those bland meals. These Brooklyn Delhi Achaars would be a great stocking stuffer to include with their present for those days when they just miss the taste of home.

For the Clean Skincare Lover

Clean beauty is all the rage in 2022, but for decades before it’s been the foundation of south asian beauty regimens rooted in Ayurveda. When I think of a skincare gift that represents luxury, I immediately think of the Umm Skincare body scrub I turn to after a long day. I’ve also heard very good things about the body oil!

For the Instagram Queen (or King!)

Sometimes, gifts don’t need to be physical things – they can be services. This is for the friend who is looking to get into modelling, just loves taking pictures or wants to be an influencer. Do some research, find a local photographer and reach out to find out what the options are for gift vouchers to gift a photoshoot!

For the Self Care Aficionado

I’m a big fan of gifting candles because scent is such a powerful tool for relaxing and focusing. These candles from Kahani have some amazing scents, and cute, quirky names (like the Beach Slap candle). Get the 3oz tin as a stocking stuffer or pair up a few 6 oz candles for gift!

For the bf/gf who has everything

If your SO or friend already owns pretty much everything, then you might want to gift them an experience. This could be tickets to see their favorite comedian, a weekend staycation, or even something practical like professional car detailing. A gift doesn’t need to be a physical object, it just needs to show you care about their needs and wants.

For the Desi Dog

These plush toys for dogs inspired by Desi foods are super cute and a unique gift you won’t find many places! They’re perfect for cuddling or playing catch.

For the Content Creator

Almost every content creator needs a tripod. If your content creator friend doesn’t already have a tripod, they will really appreciate this gift. If they typically take overhead videos for cooking or arts and crafts, this is the one I have used for a while and love! The website also has tripods for all sorts of other bloggers 🙂

For the Food Blogger

As a food blogger and photographer, something I always appreciate is ceramic pottery like matching plates or aesthetic, vintage plates that would look nice in pictures. Some great places to look are Etsy, Thrift Stores and Homegoods! I also have multiple plates and bowl from East Fork Pottery that I love to use often.

For the Work From Home Rat

Your desk bound boyfriend or girlfriend might enjoy this self-heating mug warming system that maintains their coffee & tea at the perfect drinking temperature. Not only this, its charging pad can also wirelessly charges your cell phone.

For the Mom/Dad who works too hard

Getting parents gifts is the hardest, in my opinion. When I get my parents gifts, I try to opt for luxury over utility – something that it would be nice for them to have, not something they need. A good massage gun, a foot massager or this scalp massager (that encourages hair growth) are great options!

For the Chocolate Lover

Most people love chocolate, but it can be hard to find a “giftable” chocolate package that looks gorgeous and tastes amazing. I haven’t tried this specific chocolate bark yet, but I have tried many other products from Milk&Cardamom so I can confidently recommend this fruit and nut chocolate bark!  It’s a cardamom coffee dark chocolate sprinkled with toasted almonds, dried figs and raspberries & designed with a gorgeous traditional Indian block print.

That’s all I’ve got for this year!