Aug 24, 2022 / in Media MonitoringUS BlogInsights / by Cision Contributor

It’s that time of year again: Christmas comes early every year for brands with products and services to pitch for holiday season gift-giving. Many print publications and some online media start compiling their holiday gift guides as early as August, which means late summer is high season for PR pros to get ahead of holiday planning and pitching.

Holiday gift guides bring invaluable exposure to consumer brands–and with print publication lead times of up to six months, it’s important to identify the right media for your brand, craft a strong pitch or press release, and reach out to journalists and editors as early as possible.

We’ve compiled a select list of magazines, newspapers and digital media platforms to consider pitching for your gift ideas for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid and others, along with information on contacts, closing dates and publication dates.* Use the closing dates to plan out your pitching schedule.

 Merry pitching!

* All dates are subject to change.

Allrecipes

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: October 4, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 25, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for foodies and home cooks
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Allure

  • Platform: Magazine and Website
  • Closing Date: September 30, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 22, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for beauty, female wellness, fashion, and general interest
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Ars Technica

  • Platform: Website
  • Closing Date: October 2022
  • Issue Date: n/a
  • Topics: Gift ideas for tech consumers
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Bloomberg BusinessWeek

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: October 17, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 7, 2022
  • Topics: General interest
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Better Homes & Gardens

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: September 15, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 11, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for homemakers, gardeners, and foodies
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Bon Appétit


  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: October 5, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 30, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for foodies
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Chicago Tribune

  • Platform: Newspaper
  • Closing Date: November 10, 2022
  • Issue date: n/a
  • Topics: General interest
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Closer Weekly

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: October 17, 2022
  • Issue Date: December 26, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for fans of Hollywood celebrities, classic movies, and TV stars
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Cosmopolitan


  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: September 20, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 8, 2022
  • Topics: Beauty, female wellness, culture
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Eater

  • Platform: Website
  • Closing Date: September 30, 2022
  • Issue date: n/a
  • Topics: Gift ideas for foodies
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Elle

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: October 11, 2022
  • Issue Date: December 3, 2022
  • Topics: General interest
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Esquire


  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: September 27, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 26, 2022
  • Topics: General interest, with special gift guides for men, women, foodies, and tech enthusiasts
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Food Network

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: October 4, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 22, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for foodies and home cooks
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Food & Wine

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: September 15, 2022
  • Issue Date: October 14, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for foodies and entertainers throwing holiday dinner parties
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GQ

  • Platform: Magazine and Website
  • Closing Date: August 18, 2022
  • Issue Date: October 18, 2022
  • Topics: General interest, plus gift ideas for men, families, techies
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InStyle

  • Platform: Magazine (online only)
  • Closing Date: October 17, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 17, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for fashion and beauty, and those interested in celebrities
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Men’s Health

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: September 28, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 22, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for men’s health, wellness, and general interest
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New York


  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: November 7, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 21, 2022
  • Topics: General interest
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Reader’s Digest

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: September 21, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 22, 2022
  • Topics: General interest
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Real Simple

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: September 30, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 18, 2022
  • Topics: General interest
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Refinery 29

  • Platform: Website
  • Closing Date: Rolling through the holidays
  • Issue date: n/a
  • Topics: General interest
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Rolling Stone

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: October 28, 2022
  • Issue Date: December 6, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for music and entertainment lovers
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San Francisco Chronicle

  • Platform: Newspaper
  • Closing Date: November 6, 2022
  • Issue date: n/a
  • Topics: General interest
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Shape

  • Platform: Website
  • Closing Date: September 16, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 11, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for health, fitness, wellness, and beauty
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Us Weekly


  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: November 8, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 26, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for fashion, beauty, and those interested in celebrities
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The Verge

  • Platform: Website
  • Closing Date: September 30, 2022 8 PM EST
  • Issue Date: n/a
  • Topics: General interest and gift ideas for techies
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Vogue

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: September 30, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 15, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for fashion, beauty, luxury goods, and those interested in celebrities
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Wirecutter

  • Platform: Website
  • Closing Date: October 2022
  • Issue Date: n/a
  • Topics: General interest
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Wired

  • Platform: Magazine
  • Closing Date: October 7, 2022
  • Issue Date: November 29, 2022
  • Topics: Gift ideas for techies and general interest
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