The Best Holiday Accessories Gifts of 2021

Bags, belts, beanies, and beyond — there’s something special for everyone on your list.
Gauraa at SmartGift
December 15th 2021Dec 15, 2021

The holiday season is near, but have you bought something for everyone on your list? What’s that? You’ve forgotten to get gifts for the mother in law? The white elephant office gift exchange totally skipped your mind? Don’t fret, you’re not alone. We know this time of year can get unexpectedly busy with work responsibilities and family obligations just around the corner.

To help you with last-minute gift ideas and stocking stuffers, we’ve compiled a list of the year’s top, must-have accessories. That’s right, accessories for gifts: a foolproof solution for even the most daunting giftees in your life. From chic, cashmere touchscreen gloves to cozy winter scarves, there’s something here for everyone on your list.

Accessory Gifts for Her

Kipling’s Cooper shoulder bag presents the perfect marriage of style and utility. Designed with contrast stitching for everyday use, its two front pockets and spacious main compartment leave plenty of room for her tablet, wallet, phone, and daily knick knacks.

Perhaps she landed a new job, or just started grad school — what could be a more thoughtful gesture than sending her a protective laptop backpack? A meaningful gift for sisters in law, mothers, friends, or colleagues, the Kazuki 15 inch offers a spacious main compartment, and an accommodating front pocket for all the extras like her wallet, phone, chargers, or lip balm.

And of course, there’s the gift for her accessories themselves: JanSport’s large accessory pouch is as versatile as it is cute. Its two compartments are perfect for carrying make-up, stationary, power cords, or any other supplies she’d like to have handy.

Inspired by vintage scarves from the 1970s, this exclusive collaboration from Brighton and designer Tom Clancy brings a case for all the small items that inevitably get buried at the bottom of her bag.

Want to get something warm for the ecoconsious vegan in your life? Your best choice is a pair of Crystal Lake High-Pile fleece mittens from Timberland. Made responsibly from 100% recycled polyester, these faux suede, stretch cuffed mittens will offer her a snug fit through the coldest months.

The best ski accessory gifts and runner accessories gifts are hard to find, which is why we’re here to do the heavy-lifting for you. This year, give her a soft cable-knit headband with a wishbone pattern. It’ll add warmth to even her coldest outdoor adventures.

Gift Ideas for Men

We all know men can be notoriously difficult to shop for. You got your dad a subscription to a men’s accessories gift box last year, and after the second month, he stopped unboxing them altogether. This year, let’s make sure you send the men in your life a gift that’s practical and truly meaningful for them.

The Agave daypack from JanSport boasts a padded sleeve designed to fit a 3L hydration system or a 15 inch laptop. It also includes a soft tricot-lined tablet pocket, AirCore shoulder straps, an external accessories pocket, and a front utility pocket with an organizer, making it the perfect gift for outdoorsmen — whether they’re hikers, trail fiends, or road-tripping adventurers.

Looking for stocking stuffer gifts for the husband? Having trouble arriving at the perfect gift for brothers? Timberland’s Stoneham Passcase wallet might just be the answer you’re looking for. Simple and classy, this leather wallet features a large embossed tree logo and will give them quick access to their ID, credit cards, or vaccination passport. It was about time their crushed wallets were replaced anyway.

iPhone accessories Christmas gifts might sound simple at the surface-level, but it’s just the kind of thing men don’t buy for themselves. This elegant (and protective!) flannel-print case from vineyard vines would make an excellent stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for dad.

You’ve been sending your grandparents the same combination of home accessories gifts for the past decade: photo frames, vases, candle-holders. This year, why not try giving grandma and grandpa something a little more personal?

Warm, winter accessories make meaningful gifts for grandparents. Send grandpa a Parker Ridge Buffalo Plaid scarf from Timberland. Crafted with soft acrylic yarn and a bird’s-eye jacquard stitch, he’ll be bragging about this thoughtful gift to his friends for years to come!

Add a splash of festive color to grandma’s holiday. This cashmere-blend ribbed knit hat from vineyard vines is soft, warm, and oh-so-luxurious. She’ll love the element of playfulness it’ll add to her winter outfits.

Gifts for boyfriends can be tricky if you’re in the throes of a fairly new relationship. You don’t want to get him something too big, but you still want to express how much he means to you. We bear good news: winter accessories are the way to go!

A scarf, neck gaiter, or a pair of warm gloves are sentimental gift ideas that express warmth and affection.

Thoughtfully designed with midweight fabric, this responsibly-sourced Merino wool gaiter from Smartwool offers softness and comfort that’ll take his adventure to the next level. A welcome bonus: it can double as a facemask in a pinch!

Practical and meaningful, the touchscreen-compatible Striped Liner Glove will ensure his hands stay warm and protected as he texts you — whether he is on a hike, or out camping with his pals.

Gifts for Teens

You were a teen not all that many years ago, so it’s doubly confounding why you seem to be out of ideas when it comes to gifts for your nephew, nieces, or friend’s teens. You’re not sure where to start with hair accessories gift sets, but something within that gifting vicinity feels right. Put your worries away, we have you covered.

For the fashion-forward teen, opt for a Tom Clancy Love Bouquet set. Designed with red hearts that pop against white, this stunning gift set includes a double-layer face mask, sanitizer, and matching pouch. It’s both practical and beautiful, and there’s no doubt she’ll be fawning all over it on Christmas Day.

Help her roll into the new year with style. Kipling’s Rumi offers a shimmery, slender case for her cell phone and other small essentials. She can wear it as a clutch to make her New Year’s Eve outfit pop, or slip it into her bag as an extra-festive coin purse.

The Pretty Tough belt from Brighton features three rows of nailhead studs that give it its contemporary appeal, and is guaranteed to make an excellent stocking stuffing for her.

Make your teen’s Christmas with a Recycled Waistpack from JanSport. This ultra-hip fanny pack is 100% recycled, and has an adjustable belt that offers premium comfort.

Add some good, old-fashioned joy to the holidays for both younger and older teens! These festive ties from vineyard vines are delicately crafted with soft, lustrous silk and are sure to elevate any holiday outfit to the nines.

Gifts for Kids

It’s almost Christmas, which means it’s time to help Santa make the holidays special for all the kids in your life! And warm finds will make new parents especially happy.

These kids’ beanies from Smartwool offer thermoregulation and cozy softness from responsibly-sourced Merino wool. Plus, with fun colored yarns, they lend a little bit of playfulness to the holiday season and beyond.

Keep those little toes warm and cozy with Swedish slipper moccasins from Hanna Andersson! With a soft terry knit and faux-suede microfiber soles, this cozy and adorable pair will be a sight to delight.

This Dr. Suess set is solely for the pictures, but how could you possibly resist? Dress up the little people in your life in an organic sweater-knit hat and pom. And don’t worry, these little accessories are made with cotton rib-knits and sherpa fleece, so they’re extremely comfortable.

From all of us at SmartGift, happy holidays!