Join AT’s New Live Shopping Series, Shop Talk, to Find Out Which Holiday Gifts to Buy, Based on the Recipient

published Nov 3, 2021
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With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to get your shopping list set. The easiest way to do that? Organize by the type of recipient! And luckily, we’re here to get you started with presents for five types of people nearly everyone shops for: coffee lovers, pet owners, sleep lovers, plant lovers, and people who love to learn. Tune in to Apartment Therapy’s new live shopping series, Shop Talk, on Instagram and TikTok to get the scoop on five foolproof presents that’ll appeal to a variety of giftees you’re shopping for this holiday season. Take a peek below, and make sure you click “add to cart” ASAP, since there are lots of inventory issues and shipping delays this year and gifts are selling out already.

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Perfect for coffee lovers, the Aeropress is truly beloved by Kitchn editors, and we can see why. The gadget was created by a Stanford professor to quickly press hot water through the coffee, and it makes a *really* delicious cup. It's easy to use and delivers a bold flavor, one cup at a time — meaning the Aeropress is great for kitchens with limited counter space.

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was $179.00

These are my go-to cotton sheets, and lots of other AT editors agree, making them a great gift for all the sleep lovers you know. These sheets also made our Best List for the Best Overall Cotton Percale Sheets and are one of the brand’s most popular sets. They're made from long-staple cotton with a percale weave and were designed to mimic that hotel-style sleep experience you typically only get when vacationing somewhere fancy. You can shop them in 12 colors for six bed sizes.

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was $210.00

If you're shopping for a pet owner, look no further than the Furbo. It has a high-def camera and a 160-degree view that allows the recipient to check in on their dog when they're not home. Pet parents can monitor their pooch through a video feed, get notified when the dog is barking, dispense treats via the app, and use the two-way audio to speak to them.

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was $139.95

If the plant lover in your life doesn't have a ton of (or any) outdoor space, this sleek-looking system will let you grow your own fresh herbs and vegetables indoors — even in dark areas! The self-watering indoor garden comes with a built-in water reservoir that holds a month’s worth of water, an LED lamp arm to provide light, and three basil starter pods, so you can get growing straight away.

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was $16.00

For someone who loves to learn or wants to pick up a new hobby, get them an embroidery kit! This is an AT reader favorite item, in part because it’s a great cozy gift to pick up during the colder months when you might be inside more, or to keep your hands busy during a Netflix marathon. It's also incredibly cute! The kit comes with an embroidery needle, a plastic hoop, thread, and a piece of fabric. The seller also has some useful videos if you need help.