Gift Guide 2018: What to Get the Nester & Foodie

Home is where the presents are.

Caitlin M.
ByCaitlin M.

We all have that one person on our shopping list who prefers Netflix, slippers, and a cozy blanket over drinks, heels, and the club. To make sure the nester in your life has everything they need to make their home as cozy and full of that hygge spirit as can be, we rounded up 10 gifts every foodie and expert at-home entertainer will love. 


1. DAVIDsTEA Best of 2018 Tea Set ($26 at

DAVIDsTEA Best of 2018 Tea Set

This best-of-the-best kit from DAVIDsTEA contains the most popular teas from the past year and makes for an excellent gift for anyone who's mug game can't be topped. This 12-piece kit of loose leaf teas serves up some serious relaxation and can make jazz up any tea sipper's stash.


2. Dylan's Candy Bar Holiday Giant Tackle Box ($24.99 at

Dylan's Candy Bar Holiday Giant Tackle Box

Know that person who always has snacks on hand? Give them a gift they're sure to put to good use. This special edition tackle box full of delectable sweets (we're looking at you rainbow lollipops)from Dylan's Candy bar can help the queen of snack time supply the whole room with that perfect sugar rush.


3. Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub ($89.97 at, with 10% cash back)

Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub

Help your nester make their apartment the futuristic home of their dreams. The SmartThings Smart Home Hub connects all your devices—lights, speakers, thermostats, oh my!—to make them completely in sync. Music and lights turned on the second you walk in the doors? Why would you ever leave home again?


4. Wondershop Vanilla Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit ($6.99 at

Wondershop Vanilla Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit

Perhaps you're in the market for just the right gift for the holiday entertainer in your life. What screams fun more so than cookies? Better yet, what screams holiday fun more so than ugly sweaters? Combine the two in this Target-exclusive cookie kit from Wondershop. We can already see that budding reality show cooking career taking off.


5. Moon Juice Cosmic Cocoa ($30 at

Moon Juice Cosmic Cocoa

What if we told you hot cocoa was now good for you? Thanks to Moon Juice, you can now give the gift of everyone's favorite seasonal sip with a little side of healthy goodness too. In fact the new (and very limited edition) Cosmic Cocoa is actually stress-relieving and immune-boosting thanks to a mix of adaptogens like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Reishi.


6. TOCCA Crema da Mano Collezioni ($34 at, with 10% cash back)

TOCCA’s Crema da Mano Collezioni


Is your BFF Monica-level organized? (We're talking 11 different categories of towels.) Anyone who has the perfect guest bathroom already in order will surely appreciate a re-stocking of TOCCA's exquisite hand creams. Trust us, this set of five travel-size tubes of the brand's top-selling scents will help any Airbnb host-in-the-making dreams come true.


7. Modern Picnic The Luncher ($149 at

modern picnic the luncher


Meal prep has never looked so good. The at-home-chef in your life can tote their Insta-worthy meals to work all week in a lunch box unlike anything you've seen before. Modern Picnic's Luncher is a vegan leather lunch box with an insulated liner to keep food safe and protected until lunch time. With a little pocket and stylish straps, this lunch box will satisfy any meal prepper's style—and food—cravings.


8. WhistlePig 10 Year Rye Whiskey ($80 at various retailers)

WhistlePig 10 Year Rye Whiskey

Complete your favorite mixologists bar cart with a good old fashioned bottle of whiskey. WhistlePig's 10 Year Rye boasts a rich, warm butterscotch and caramel flavor that any seasoned palate will find to be a perfect pair for winter. Mix it up for a hearty cocktail or sip it solo, no matter your bartender's preferred method, just make sure they're pouring two glasses!


9. NEST Festive Candle Trio Set ($64 at, with 8% cash back)

NEST Festive Candle Trio Set

Perhaps your special someone is more of the Netflix and chill type. Help them set the mood just right with a seasonally fragrant trio of candles from NEST. This selection boasts yummy Holiday, Birchwood Pine, and Sparkling Cassis scents in gilded votives that are equal parts practical and 'Grammable.


10. Dyson Pure Hot+Cool ($649.99 at

Dyson pure Hot+Cool

And lastly, the home owner on your list will surely swoon from the latest from Dyson that's turning every home a true haven. The new Pure Hot+Cool offers year-round, whole-room purification while heating and cooling. What's more, the slim and sleek device actually detects airborne particles and gases, which it can then display on the device's LCD screen or via the Dyson Link app on your phone. 


What is on your holiday wishlist? Share your own below!

About the Author
Caitlin M.
Caitlin M.
Runner. Music lover. All things nachos. Follow me on Instagram: @caitlinsmiller