The 6th Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Hi, friends! I’m still on maternity leave, but I couldn’t let the holiday season go by without sharing my Holiday Gift Guide 2021! This is the sixth year of this annual tradition and this might be my favorite gift guide yet!  

Every year, this guide is a huge labor of love. I have logged many hours over the past few months compiling this list, with help from Finn, along with my assistant, Lindsey, and our graphic designer, Kaitlyn. I’m so happy that launch day is finally here!

Our holiday gift guider 2021

You can view our 2016 guide hereour 2017 guide here, our 2018 guide here, 2019 guide here, and our 2020 guide here.

Taking family Christmas photos
Rory’s face here says it all. Ha!

And before I get to the goods, let me just say that getting pictures of a wiggly toddler and a newborn was near impossible. I was happy for my mom’s help and Rory’s love of Goldfish crackers, which we used to bribe her to sit still, keep her bow in, and stay near her brother. Ha! Hopefully, next year will be a tad easier. Oh, and here’s a link to their cute jammies!

What’s In This Year’s Gift Guide?

Our holiday gift guide 2021

Similar to years past, we’ve organized the gift guide by theme. We have gifts for the home, seasonal gifts, gifts for a couple…and, of course, gifts for the kiddos! There is enough variety so you’ll be able to find items for everyone on your list!

Ellis shares his favorites in the holiday gift guide 2021

I made sure to include a variety of retailers this year too – women-owned businesses, BIPOC owned businesses, and many products where the proceeds benefit global artisans or wonderful charities. In fact, I even have an entire page of “Gifts that Give Back” and another which highlights small businesses.

Our 2021 holiday gift guide

Just like in years past, Finn and I each shared a page with our favorite items. And let me tell you when we find items we love, we are passionate about them! So, if a gift made one of our pages, you know it’s an item we use and love on a daily basis. Oh, and Rory even has a favorites page this year too!

Our Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Our holiday gift guide 2021

How Do I Shop The Guide?

All you need to do is press the OPEN button in the bottom right corner of the image above and the Gift Guide will appear as a full-screen, interactive guide like this…

Rory's favorites in our holiday gift guide 2021

Then, you can flip through the pages (just like a magazine!!) and when you click on the item you love, you will land on the exact website of that particular product, so you can easily get all the details to buy it online right then and there. Or, you can simply click here and it will take you to a new browser for you to shop there!

I highly recommend that you view the gift guide in full-screen on your computer, instead of on a mobile device. That way, you can see and read everything easily! It will work on your phone, but you won’t have the same user experience.

Come shop our holiday gift guide 2021

I hope you enjoy my Holiday Gift Guide 2021! It was a fun project to tackle during my maternity leave, and it helped to keep my creative juices flowing. I’m confident it will help you tackle your shopping list this year.


The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.