EVA’s Holiday Gift Guide 2023

If you’re anything like us at Emerald Virtual Assistance, you may need a little inspiration when it comes to buying gifts for friends, colleagues, or loved ones for the holidays. If so, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve made a handy list of our favorite things that might help light that spark of inspiration for your holiday gift giving.


If you have someone in your life who loves to write, pray, or document their lives, journals of all kinds are a great gift idea. Journaling has become somewhat of an art form if approached with the same goal as scrapbooking. However, some journals are still reserved as a diary of sorts, and will delight any writer you know. Don’t forget the customizable pens and let your recipient know how amazing you think they are!  


If your loved ones love to craft, or they’re looking for a cool side hustle idea, why not buy them a candle-making kit? You might even consider a soap-making kit as well. These two creative ideas incorporate highly customizable products that everyone will love and benefit from. Or, if you’re the one who’s feeling creative this holiday season, buy the kits for yourself and make handmade candles or soaps for those you love!


Since we work from home, we love earbuds and headphones to keep ourselves connected to our favorite music or podcasts. If you have any teens in the family, you might consider these items as well. Our favorites are these earbuds by Beats or these noise-canceling headphones by Sony.

One of the most amazing finds on our list is something called a Rocketbook. This technological marvel is a special notebook which allows you to write on it like paper, erase it like a whiteboard, upload your notes to the cloud (via the app), and reuse it over and over again. The best news about the Rocketbook, however, is that it won’t break the pocketbook. The smallest option available is under $15!


If you’re not sure what to get the in-laws or your college student for the holidays, consider these fun little gadgets. You don’t need a firepit to make everyone’s camping favorite with this s’mores maker! The best news is that it’s 100% electric, so there is no dangerous flame.

Another cute idea would be this mini popcorn popper. Perfect for the movie buff or the popcorn aficionado, this popper comes with a fun recipe guide, which might come in handy if you decide to make popcorn your gift this year. Buy the popper for yourself, procure a cute empty tin, and fill it with freshly-popped popcorn made with love from your own kitchen.


We all know someone who’s always cold. Why not buy them a pair of fleece-lined fingerless gloves made from wool? Not only are they super cozy, they come in various colors to fit your style. You might also consider these fingertip-less alpaca wool gloves as an alternative. Our own Becka Goings swears by both!

Beard trimmers are always a win with the men in your life, and this beard trimmer by Ufree has several attachments for varying beard lengths. It is cordless and rechargeable, as well as usable in the shower!

Company Gifts

Maybe you need some inspiration for what to get your clients, coworkers, or colleagues. Here is a short list of our favorite resources for company gifts.



Snappy is a one-of-a-kind website where you build a custom gift box, or have your recipient build their own! If you don’t know what to buy, this gift box is perfect for anyone.



Goody is similar to Snappy, however, it allows you to send several gifts to several recipients all at once. You can also send branded swag.



For anyone with a sweet tooth, Sugarwish is the perfect gift idea. These gift boxes are customizable with the delectable of your choice and are sure to wow anyone who enjoys the sweeter things in life.

Gilded Box:


Gilded Box is for high-end clients or anyone you want to impress this year. These gifts are top-tier and elegant, some including liquor or champagne. Gilded Box can even match your brand colors on their gift boxes, champagne bottles, and tumblers. This is the box you want for your company’s C-level executives.

No matter how you celebrate the holidays, we wish you nothing but the best for this festive season. Happy gifting from EVA!

At Emerald Virtual Assistance, our team of experienced VAs can help you purchase gifts for clients, friends, or family, no matter the occasion. Schedule a consultation today and learn how your VA will help lighten your holiday load.