10 Gifts For the Daydreamer on Your Holiday Shopping List

Whether they’re a go-getter or a hopeless idealist, your daydreaming friends will love these gifts.

By Alexia Partouche Published in the Winter 2022 issue of Houstonia Magazine

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

For those of us chasing big dreams, we know it’s no easy task. Our schedules are packed with things to do, and there’s nothing we like more than checking off an item on our extensive to-do list—just as long as it will bring our reveries closer to coming true. So if you can count a daydreamer as one of your friends this holiday season, you’ll want to get them something that will help them bring their aspirations to life.

If their head is always in the clouds, set them up with a colorful journal so they can write all their dreams down. Or if they keep their nose to the grindstone, get them a tote bag that they can bring with them as they take on their great ambitions. No matter how they choose to approach their big dreams, we’ve gathered the gifts that will take them all the way to the top.

Olive Tous Les Jours Ballpoint Pen Local


Image: Genara

You can never underestimate the need for a ballpoint pen that writes smoothly and neatly, so make sure to pick up a Tous Les Jour ballpoint pen from Genara. The rich, dark ink is held in a lightweight wooden body, decorated with a list of fun activities to do each day of the week.

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Octagon Cork Board


Every daydreamer needs a vision board, so create yours with this cute and colorful octagon cork board from CanvasGalPaints on Etsy.The simple design is the perfect place to start pinning up all of your inspiring notes and photos, and it’s customizable so you pick the color combination that fits you best.

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Dolly Mug Local


Image: Tyler Darling

No evening spent curled up with a good book is complete without the warm drink of your choice. So grab yourself a cup of ambition, featuring the likeness of everyone’s favorite 9 to 5er, created by Houston-based artist Tyler Darling.

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Okuna Outpost Rose Gold Desk Organizer


Image: Target

Every stationary junky needs a good desk organizer to store it in. That’s why you’ll want this Okuna Outpost desk organizer from Target. The simple rose gold design has five compartments to arrange all of your favorite pens and notebooks.

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Moglea Candy Swirl Painted Journal Local


Keep all of your genius ideas organized with Moglea’s candy swirl painted journal from Space Montrose. Flip open the colorful hand-painted cover to find blank page after blank page. With this journal, the possibilities are endless.

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Going Places Tote


Image: Good Totes

Bring your dreams on the go with Good Tote’s “Going Places” bag. Made from a water proof canvas material and outfitted with a total of five pockets, the bag promises to keep all of your beloved belongings safe.

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Maido In A Box Stationary Set Local


Image: Kinokinuya

If your love of stationery knows no bounds, you’ll want a Maido in a Box stationery set from Kinokunya. Each box comes full of high-quality stationary fit for the monthly theme—like animals, cherry blossoms, or eco-friendly items.

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Acrylic Clock 


Image: Anthropologie

Time can get away from us when we daydream, so equip your workspace with this acrylic clock from Anthropologie. The minimalist, classy design will add some flair to your desk, all while helping you keep track of the time.

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Green Velvet 2 Layer Jewelry Box 


Image: Target

Keep your jewelry organized with this jewelry box from Target. The compartments are removable, so you can create as much space as necessary to store your larger earrings, necklaces, or watches. Plus, it easily doubles as the perfect travel case, so you can bring your favorite gems with you wherever you go.

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Cricut Joy Home Labeling Starter Kit


Organize everything (and we mean everything) in your home with the Cricut Joy Home Labeling Starter Kit from The Container Store. Create your personalized labels in the online Cricut Design Space, then print them out with the Cricut Joy machine, and stick them on whatever you desire.

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