It sounds cliche, we know. But it really is the thought that counts when it comes to getting gifts for your friends and family. The awesome thing about holiday shopping at Threadless is that it’s the art itself that makes each gift special, not the price tag. Whomever you’re shopping for, you’ll find incredible gifts that’ll fit in your holiday budget.
Our diverse artist community specializes in all sorts of graphic styles and themes that’ll remind you of the most important people in your life. Maybe it’s your goth niece who only wears the blackest t-shirts with the darkest designs, or your high-school bestie who’s obsessed with Japanese art. Or maybe it’s you. (Go ahead, treat yourself!)
Once you determine how much you’re willing to spend per person, this guide will help you narrow down your search to gifts that won’t break the bank. Then it’s just a matter of finding the right designs for your favorite people!
Stocking stuffers are typically small and inexpensive, but that doesn’t mean they need to be an afterthought. Make your loved ones feel extra special with a stocking full of gifts that are as rad as they are budget-friendly, like Stickers, Buttons, Magnets, and Zip Pouches. You could also toss in Socks with all sorts of wild patterns.(Socks stuffed with socks? Whoa.)
Featured Designs: “Pocket Fox” Sticker by Tobe Fonseca | “80s Escher” Magnet by The Paper Crane | “Yin Yang Cat” Button by Vo Maria | “Colorful Zebra Pattern” Socks by Trabu | “I Thought of a Life That Could Have Been” by fhigi25
For the quality you get, it’s absurd how affordable our Fine Art Prints are. They resist aging and discoloration over time thanks to premium materials such as bold inks and archival-quality, acid-free paper. Find designs that your loved ones will adore so they’ll proudly display these works of art in their home, dorm, or office.
Featured Design: “Tiger Monarch” by ccelestec
Don’t make that classic mistake where you leave a gift and forget to indicate who it’s from. Our Greeting Cards come printed with hundreds of holiday-themed designs that’ll make your loved ones smile. The inside of the cards are blank, leaving you space to write personalized messages or the lyrics to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas,” just to troll. Maybe even slip in a Gift Card or $20 bill.
When you’re desperate for gift ideas and shopping on a budget, you can always fall back on the most reliable gift of all time—the graphic tee! Our Regular T-Shirts are normally $20.95, but during the holiday season, you’ll find them on sale for much, much lower. Many other styles of T-Shirt also fall under the $25 threshold during our holiday sales. Keep your eyes peeled!
Featured Design: “No Bones Holiday” Men’s Regular T-Shirt by The Noodle No Bones Boutique
You know what sounds good right now? A hot chocolate. With a small candy cane at the bottom. And a splash of spiced rum. (No, I’m not drinking at my desk. Not with that Elf on a Shelf watching.) Our Ceramic Mugs are perfect for sipping the most delicious, most nostalgic holiday beverages.
In the technological age of laptops and self-driving cars that can do your homework for you, Notebooks are charmingly old-fashioned. They give students and avid writers a quick spot to jot down notes and catalog their deepest thoughts. If that reminds you of anyone, pick out Notebooks in three varieties—Blank Journals, Lined Journals, and Spiral Notebooks.
Why do Tote Bags make awesome gifts? First off, they’re flat, so they’re great at displaying fun and eclectic Threadless designs. They’re also reusable, which automatically makes them more eco-friendly than plastic grocery bags. Gifts that are fashionable, functional, and affordable are a win-win-win.
Featured Design: “Cute Cloud with Raindrops” by Gabi Toma
Sorry to tell you, but the pandemic isn’t over yet. Even if you’re fully vaccinated, the CDC still recommends wearing a mask indoors in high-transmission public spaces to maximize protection. But the consolation is that Face Masks and Neck Gaiters make great canvases for our ridiculously talented artist community! Get your friends and family designs they won’t mind hiding their faces behind.
Sweatshirts, Hoodies & Zip-Ups ($35.95+)
When the weather outside is frightful, bundle up or you’ll catch the death of cold. If you know someone who loves being outside during the frigid winter months, they’ll need some comfortable layers. Crewneck Sweatshirts, Pullover Hoodies, and Zip-Up Hoodies will keep them warm while they make snow angels and spark the Great Snowball War of 2021.
Featured Design: “Strange Planet: I Found This It’s Vibrating” Women’s Classic Fleece Pullover Hoody by Nathan W. Pyle
Hats are the most essential part of a winter outfit. After all, we lose 45% of our body heat through our heads. (That’s not actually true, but hey, your loved ones probably don’t know that!) Our Regular and Cuffed Beanies prevent ears from feeling like they’re going to fall off in the bitter cold. If your giftees live in warmer climates, we also have Dad Hats and Snapbacks to keep the sun out of their eyes.
Most of us have grown far too accustomed to the conveniences of having a smartphone. If you didn’t have one, how else would you get directions or prove you won an argument? How would you read this blog post?! At Threadless, you’ll find tons of Phone Cases in slim and heavy-duty styles. With this added protection, your loved ones won’t have to ponder life without their smartphone when it inevitably slips out of their hands.
New iPhone 13 cases are available!
Featured Design: “You Deserve to Be Alive” iPhone 13 Case by Ink Tuesday
Weekender Bags & Travel Mugs ($27.95+)
It’s always good to have a small bag packed and ready for whenever you decide to take an impromptu trip. Just pick up and go. If you know someone with an incurable wanderlust, let them drift wherever the wind takes them with an artist-designed Weekender Bag. You could even pair it with a stainless steel Travel Mug that’ll keep their coffee hot for those long drives out of town.
Fleece Blankets & Throw Pillows ($20.95+)
The best holiday pastime is cozying up on the couch in your pajamas and laughing at hilariously predictable Hallmark movies. How many times are they going to regurgitate that same plot of the big-shot city gal returning to her quaint, rural hometown for Christmas? Prepare your loved ones for the next movie marathon with Fleece Blankets and decorative Throw Pillows for their living room.
These wall decorations aren’t just flimsy posters you sticky-tack to a wall. They’re beautifully assembled with gallery-quality materials. They arrive framed and ready-to-hang out of the box. If you know someone looking to refresh their living space, our Framed Fine Art Prints will deliver the visual pop their home needs.
Featured Design: “The Future in the Past” by Yoshi Andrain
Duffel Bags & Backpacks ($49.95+)
Picking which bag to carry your stuff in is a fashion statement in and of itself. Our festively patterned Backpacks are a stylish choice for lugging textbooks around campus or keeping your first aid kit handy during a hike. Duffel Bags, meanwhile, offer enough room to store gym essentials like sneakers, a towel, and a pepperoni pizza. If you know someone who’s always on the move, get them a bag that suits their lifestyle.
These Sherpa Blankets have luxuriously soft lining that make us want to wrap ourselves into a human burrito and take a nap. But we can’t do that yet because there’s one last gift to talk about! When they’re not hugging you with warmth, these blankets also make eye-catching decorations you can drape over your living-room couch.
Featured Design: “Pickles The French Bulldog” by Bezzikapa
If you ask your fashionista friends, they’ll tell you that every outfit needs a statement piece. These Bucketfeet Shoes are it. With a classic slip-on silhouette and cushioned in-soles, these flashy kicks grab attention with their truly unique, artist-made designs you won’t find at your local shopping mall.
Featured Design: “Bright Wavy Stripes 90” by mmartabc
The design featured at the top of this post is “No Time But the Present” by dandrawnwords.