A Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

It’s that time of year again — you’re starting the scramble to come up with the best holiday gift ideas for your friends and family. 

Whether you’re lacking gift inspo this holiday season or dealing with loved ones who already “have everything they need,” don’t worry. We’ve put together the ultimate holiday gift guide for everyone on your list so that you can stop searching and start gifting.

What Do You Get Someone Who Has Everything?

Do you know that one person who’s got it all? Maybe it’s your dad, your best friend, or your new sister-in-law. Regardless of who they may be, everyone knows someone who already owns all the top toys, gadgets, and gizmos… you name it, and they have it.

When the holidays roll around, finding the perfect gift can be pretty stressful. Giving a new fine fragrance or scented candle can be the easy solution to giving a gift that is personal yet practical. Here are our recommendations for the best smells to gift this holiday season. 

A New Signature Fragrance

A new signature fragrance is one of the best gifts for your hard-to-shop-for loved ones. Whether expanding their collection or introducing them to the world of fragrance it’s a thoughtful gift that will remind them of your relationship every time they wear it.

When gifting scents, the best fragrance for a person is one that captures their essence, their vibe, their aura… whatever you like to call it. When matched well, a signature scent is a unique gift that just keeps on giving.

Think of your loved one’s personality, attitude, and top picks in terms of hobbies and activities. Use whatever comes to mind to pick their new signature fragrance and show them how well you really know and love them.

Here are our top picks for giving the gift of fine fragrance. Plus, every Snif fragrance is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated using industry-clean standards to ensure you’re giving them a high-quality product without breaking the bank. 

Tart Deco

Tart Deco is just as youthful and playful as it sounds. This juicy cherry scent combines muddled cherry, rose, mimosa, birchwood, vetiver, and vanilla. It’s sophisticated and luxurious without taking itself too seriously. Sound like anyone you know? 

Burning Bridges

If you’re looking for a toasted scent for your warmest, boldest friend, look no further than Burning Bridges. 

This smoky fragrance features a mix of vanilla, tobacco, iris, rose, fresh spices, freesia, and oakmoss — it’s bold, addictive, and definitely knows how to make a statement. If you’re sending a gift to a friend with big confidence, Burning Bridges is for them.

Way With Woods

Our final fragrance recommendation is Way With Woods. This fan-favorite fragrance knows what it means to be versatile yet refined. With a combination of white tea, mandarin, sandalwood, amber, vetiver, and musk, Way With Woods is a subtle and inviting scent

This fragrance is perfect for your friend who is always going straight from work to Happy Hour at a New York bar and needs a fragrance that can do both. But it’s also an ideal scent for your family member with an understated, neutral aesthetic. 

Vow Factor 

Got someone in your life who’s a hopeless romantic through and through? Give them Vow Factor, a fig-forward fragrance that helps find the romance in every day. Scents of green fig, neroli, rose, and mandarin make for a sophisticated and fruity fragrance that can take on anything from weekday errands to weekend dinner dates. 

Citrus Circus

For the bright, bubbly friend that everyone knows and loves, reach for Citrus Circus. This showstopping citrus scent places creamsicle, grapefruit, lime zest, and sparkling water on the pedestal for a bright but balanced fragrance experience.

This fragrance is the perfect fit for the friend whose favorite season is summer, whose favorite color is orange, who takes on anything with a smile, and who always knows how to make you laugh (even on days when you don’t want to).

A Long-Burning Candle

If your loved one doesn’t usually wear fragrances, try giving them a long-burning vegan candle instead. The scent of a space can change the ambiance and create a specific, intimate feeling. 

Gifting a friend a candle can help them make their home really feel like home, so when choosing a candle for someone you love, try to think of the places they love. Maybe they are happiest when they have easy access to nature, or can only really relax when they’re by the beach with a good book. 

Regardless of where that favorite place is, you can try to conjure up some of those warm, fuzzy feelings with a vegan candle from Snif — after all, they’re the perfect size for stocking stuffers. 

Here are a few of our top picks for this holiday season. Like our fragrances, all of our candles are vegan and non-toxic… which means all of your friends and family can burn Snif candles safely. 

Old Saint Wick

Snif’s Old Saint Wick candle is a crowd-pleaser and it’s not just because of the clever name. It was even selected as Oprah’s Favorite Candle in 2022. 

This holiday favorite mixes classic scents of Siberian pine, apple blossom, rosemary, jasmine, fir balsam, sandalwood, and cedarwood for a fresh-cut scent that stays merry and bright all year long. It’s perfect for that friend who can never get enough of the festive feeling. 

Off the Grid

Blending lily, moss, cypress, tuberose, cedar, cistus amber, and sandalwood, Off the Grid is a warm, calming candle. This is the perfect gift for someone who loves their home to feel totally tranquil and relaxed, and loves keeping their phone on DND. It’s the candle you light on a cozy Sunday night when you’re looking to wind down before the week gears up. 

If you have a friend who loves to chill at home with a steaming cup of tea, their favorite show on the TV, and a face mask on, this is the candle for them.

Instant Karma

Instant Karma features a dreamy mix of cardamom, nashi pear, black plum, geranium, vetiver, cedarwood, and black tea for a dark, creamy candle that makes any room warmer and more intimate. If you have a friend who loves to make their space cozy and sophisticated, this candle is a perfect fit. 

Lost Claus

For the family member who always adds a fun twist to the holiday gatherings, help them meet their match with Lost Claus. This sweet but spicy candle is ready to spark some drama at the holiday dinner table. 

Scents of cardamom, gingerbread, nutmeg, smoked marshmallow, and cinnamon bring you the best of the festive season for a comforting blend. It’s the perfect way to say happy holidays with an undertone of mischief. 

Half Baked Pumpkin Smash

For friends and family who love all things pumpkin as soon as the air has a slight chill to it, gift them Half Baked Pumpkin Smash. This warm, inviting pumpkin candle features pumpkin spice, cinnamon stick, cardamom, whiskey, and salted maple to conjure up memories of your local coffee shop’s seasonal pumpkin bread you wish was there all year long. 

It’s cozy, sweet, and spicy, and it’s the perfect fit for anyone who loves a classic. 

A Gift Card for the Extra-Hard-To-Shop-for

Maybe you need to get a gift for a family member that you haven’t seen in a while, and you’re not exactly sure what fragrance would match their current vibe. 

Thankfully, you can let your pickiest, trickiest loved ones choose their own signature fragrances or candles with a gift card from Snif. 

The best part? They can try three different scents using our fragrance bundles. Whatever scents they like, they can keep — and if there are any scents they’re not absolutely in love with, they can send them back free of charge. 

This is also the perfect gift for that one friend who wants to have a unique fragrance unlike anyone else. By layering different scents in the bundle, they can create a completely new fragrance. Whatever it is, your friends or family members can get exactly what’s on their wishlist. 

Make It a Sweet Holiday Season for All

The holidays are fun, but gift shopping can get in the way of truly enjoying the season. Luckily, the gift of scent is universal yet thoughtful.

When buying a scent or candle for someone you love, consider their personality and interests. Fragrances and candles often tell a story — some are bright and energizing, while others are warm and cozy. 

Regardless of who you’re shopping for, the perfect fragrance or candle for them is out there. All you have to do is find it. 


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