Walmart Gift Ideas & More

by | Nov 18, 2021 | Holiday, Winter | 6 comments

Disclosure: This post of holiday gift ideas is sponsored by Walmart.  As always, all opinions and words are honest and my own.

I’ve partnered with Walmart several times in the past around the holidays.  Last year I shared some creative gift wrapping ideas

creative gift wrapping ideas for crafters knitters | miss mustard seed

…and some simple DIY Christmas ornaments and crafts

diy ornament ideas | miss mustard seed

In this post, I’m going to share some holiday gift ideas from a few different categories, since you can get just about anything from Walmart!  Walmart is having Black Friday Deals for Days and has already released a variety of gift guides for tech, home, fashion, beauty, toys, and more.  Here are some of my picks from things I purchased from their gift guides or giftable things I’ve owned and loved for years.

walmart gift ideas | beauty & fashion

I have had a Chi Straightener for years!  I’m not even sure how long.  This is my second one and I think my first one lasted over 10 years and this one is getting close to that.  I originally got one when I loved how a stylist did my hair.  The next day, I styled my own hair with my own straightener and it was such a disappointment.  My mom and I drove to the salon to ask the stylist the secret.  Was it a product?  A technique?  Or a tool?  It was the Chi Straightener.  This was back in the day when you had to order one through a salon, so she ordered it for me and it’s what I’ve been using ever since whenever I want to smooth out my curls.  This is a great gift idea for a teenager, especially.  You can spare them the frizzy experience that was my teenage years in Florida!

This is really good for anyone, though who wants a little extra pampering and might not spend money on a tool to style their hair.

walmart gift ideas | chi straightener | miss mustard seed

I’ve always been interested in getting a Waterpik Waterflosser and seeing it in Walmart’s gift guide for a great price made me add it to my cart.  I just got it in the mail, so I’ll let you know how it goes!  I know Waterpik is a reputable brand that’s been around for a long time (I remember my Opa using one), so I felt like this was a pretty solid pick.  It’s not glamorous, but you wear your teeth every day, so it’s worth taking care of them.  I think this is a great gift for people who are working on health, self-care, or who don’t like to use products with chemicals.

gift ideas from walmart | waterpik waterflosser | miss mustard seed

I have been wearing Escape perfume since I was a teenager and it’s been on my Christmas list anytime my bottle is getting low.  I don’t wear it every day, so my bottle will last about 2-3 years before it needs to be replaced.  I hope they don’t ever retire it!  I like this scent because it’s light and fresh and doesn’t even bother my mom, who is pretty sensitive to perfume.  I don’t think she’d want to spray it on, but it doesn’t bother her if I wear it around her and I try to be sensitive to that for her and other people who are sensitive or allergic to scents.  I also like that the bottle is classic and looks pretty sitting out on my vanity counter.

walmart gift ideas | escape perfume | miss mustard seed

I bought these Dearfoams Slippers to test them out for their giftability.  I received them lightning fast, so I’ve been wearing them around the house and outside to put them to the test.  At just under $14, these slippers are a great buy.  They are comfy and warm for wearing around the house on a chilly day.  They are not so warm, though, that your feet will be sweating!  I find some slippers can be overkill, even here in MN.  I mean, we do have fireplaces and heat.

I like that these slippers are classic, comfy, and don’t break the bank.  I won’t cry if Sebastian eats one, which he has done before with very expensive slippers.  These are also great for kids who don’t need specific foot/arch support.  These are pretty flat, so if you have feet issues (mom), these won’t offer the support you need for wearing all day.

They also run a little bit on the small size, so I would suggest sizing up. I pretty consistently wear an 8-8.5, but I ordered a 9-10 in these and they fit perfectly.  Calvin saw them sitting out and asked if I could order him a pair.  I think I’ll get him THESE, which are under $10, perfect for fast-growing kids who leave their socks out for dogs to eat.

walmart gift ideas | dearfoams slippers | miss mustard seed

You can shop Walmart’s Fashion Gift Guide HERE for all sorts of clothes, matching family jammies, and other fashion & beauty gift ideas.

walmart gift ideas | kitchen & home

Now, we’re heading into the home category of gift ideas, which is definitely a category I’m more…well, at home in!

I bought this Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven to use for soups, baking bread, and making simmer pots.  I have this Staub Cocotte, but it is huge.  I love it for making double batches of soup, but it’s sometimes more than I need.  This Lodge 4-quart dutch over is a great size for when I don’t need to cook as much.  I used it this week to make a fall “simmer pot” that has been filling up the house with delightful fragrances.  You can find the recipe HERE.

gift ideas from walmart | lodge cast iron dutch oven | simmer pot | miss mustard seed

I actually meant to order an off-white one, but I inadvertently ordered one in “oyster”, which is a pale gray.  It’s actually a very pretty color!

gift ideas from walmart | lodge cast iron dutch oven | simmer pot | miss mustard seed

I have had this Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for about 17 years.  Jeff gave it to me as a gift when we bought our first house and it’s one of the best material gifts he’s ever given me.  It has been my trusty side-kick in the kitchen through bread-making, birthday cakes, homemade pasta, whipping cream, grating, juicing, and everything in between.  This is a great gift to give anyone who loves to cook and bake.  It’s the kind of kitchen appliance that will be used for decades.

walmart gift ideas | kitchen aid stand mixer | miss mustard seed

I also have a Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer for whipping potatoes, mixing icing (when the cake mix is in the stand mixer), and for smaller mixing jobs.  I actually just got a new one from Walmart’s home gift guide because the one I had for years was recently damaged.  I didn’t realize the burner was on and the cord caught fire as I was whipping potatoes.  Oh man, it could’ve been much worse than a stinky, melted cord!

walmart gift ideas | kitchen aid hand mixer | miss mustard seed

And, we’ll stick with the Kitchen Aid appliance theme with the Kitchen Aid Kettle.  We bought this a couple of years ago for Christmas and have loved it!  I don’t know what took us so long to get on the electric kettle bandwagon.  It’s so much quicker and safer than a whistling kettle that can be neglected on a stovetop.  Jeff uses it all the time for tea and coffee and I use it for oatmeal.  It also looks pretty sitting out on the counter.  This is a good gift idea for tea/coffee/oatmeal lovers or people who are prone to catching things on fire or forgetful with stove-top kettles!

gift ideas from walmart | kitchen aid electric kettle | miss mustard seed

This BHG Candle is a nice thing to pick up for decorating for the holidays, but candles are a staple gift idea for neighbors, teachers, friends, etc.  There are a variety of scents and colors to choose from.  I picked the blue one even though it’s not specific to the holidays, but it looks best in my house!

gift ideas from walmart | BHG candle | miss mustard seed

I bought this Wood Bowl last year and it’s become a favorite for popcorn.  I’ll be using it again this year for our annual Nuts & Bolts holiday snack.  This is a great piece to fill with gift goodies to give to a friend, family, neighbors, teachers, etc.  I always like it when the package becomes a part of the gift.

gift ideas from walmart | BHG wood bowl | miss mustard seed

And, of course, I have to highlight the Pioneer Woman’s Jade collection.  I’ve loved these pieces for a few years now and I’ve been impressed with how they have transitioned nicely from summer to Christmas and everything in between.  If you want to add some minty color to your place settings this year, add a few pieces of these dishes.  You can either buy them as a set or individual pieces.  The cake stand makes a great centerpiece and serving piece.

gift ideas from walmart | Pioneer woman jade dishes | miss mustard seed

gift ideas from walmart | Pioneer woman jade dishes | miss mustard seed

I hope this gives you some ideas for good gifts for the special people in your life.  We’ve started our Christmas shopping early this year after having some close shipping calls last year!  If you need more ideas, you can shop Walmart’s Home Gift Guide HERE.


  1. Peg

    Maybe it is just me, but I can only see part of your post, starting with something (slippers, shoes, socks?) you bought in a size 9. I’ll try reading it on my computer instead of my phone.

    • Marian Parsons

      No, it was not just you! Something was goofy with the code, but I think I have it fixed now.

  2. Karen K from Buffalo

    I have been looking for a stock pot that can also be used in the oven. Thanks for the recommendation for the Lodge one from Wal Mart as I just ordered it (in blue).

  3. Judy

    Mine stopped after the cake stand, but there wasn’t any picture like you usually have. Was there more? And below that post, everything was compressed to a very small column on the left. Love your gift ideas!!

  4. Deloris

    You will love the water flosser.. I’ve used one for 20 years or better and I love it. It makes your teeth feel like you’ve just gad your teeth cleaned.

  5. Vicki

    Great gift guide! So glad that I read what you wrote about the Dearfoams. I have some Dearfoam slides that are 7-8 which are fine because they don’t have a back. I was afraid these would be too small since they do have a back. I also wear an 8-8.5 normally and your comment that these fit perfectly when you upsized was just what I needed to know!
    You will love the Waterpik Water Flosser. I’ve been using Waterpik for years. I tried a different brand but recently went back to Waterpik.
    I didn’t know Lodge made the smaller cast iron enameled dutch oven. I just added it to my wish list.


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