Christmas is the time of the year when you get to play Santa and really make someone’s holiday extra special. It just takes some patience, research and a bit of guidance to fill up your shopping sleigh with the season’s best Christmas gifts. Thankfully, you’ve got SPY’s gifting experts on your side.
We take a lot of pride in connecting our readers with the best gift ideas for every occasion, whether they need help finding the best Valentine’s Day gifts, birthday gift ideas or Christmas presents. Christmas is the most gift-y season of the year, which is why we’ve got guides for everyone your list — gifts for him, gifts for her, the best presents for your wife, your Gen Z teen, and even the best toys of 2021.
The first half of 2021 already introduced some game-changing products to the market. Refer back to some of SPY’s Best of 2021 guides including the Top 65-Inch TVs of the Year, Best Gifts For Dads, Best Air Fryers to Buy and the Best Instant Cameras for some gift-giving inspiration.
But make no mistake, here is where you’ll find the most popular Christmas presents that your significant other, family members, siblings and co-workers are adding to their wish lists. Whether you need an early anniversary gift, nice stocking-stuffer or Secret Santa surprise — we’ve got something for every person, occasion and price point. We’ve even got gift ideas for those impossible-to-shop-for guys in your life.
From elite smart home products to fancy footwear, home bar essentials to health and wellness enhancers, we present to you the 101 best Christmas gifts of 2021 as part of SPY’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.
You’ve only got a few days left to order the best Christmas gifts of the year, so don’t delay! We’re officially in the home stretch of the gifting season, so if you still have anyone on your list you need a present for the day to order is TODAY. Pay special attention to delivery dates and shipping deadlines this week, to make sure you get your gifts in time. Amazon makes it super easy to reference which day you can expect your package. Make sure it says “Arrives before Christmas” next to the buy button, and that the delivery date with Prime shipping is before December 25th.
You can find an updated list of this year’s shipping deadlines at the bottom of the piece, so be sure to keep scrolling after you check out the best Christmas gift ideas of 2021.
Best Christmas Gift of 2021: Kinetic Sand Sandbox Playset
The best Christmas gift of 2021? It’s a toy that’s as entertaining for adults as it is for children who are old enough, ages 3 and up to be exact. We named Kinetic Sand one of the Top Toys of 2021, and we only wish it was available when we were younger. This moldable, magical flowing sand can easily shapeshift into anything you can imagine, and it never dries out. So even if your kids leave it out uncovered, they’ll still be able to use it over and over again. This playset comes with plenty of fluffy, squeezable sand as well as 10 sandcastle-themed tools and molds for constructing epic structures. It comes with three different colors of kinetic sand to mix and play with, and the entire kit is non-toxic and safe for kids.
Anker 10,000 Power IQ Portable Charger
A power bank isn’t the most exciting Christmas present you can find under the tree, but it’s one of the most likely to come in handy once Christmas has passed. It’s also one of our favorite affordable Christmas gifts. This 10,000mAh battery pack from Anker comes with high-speed PowerIQ charging and is compatible with the latest iPhone 12, the Galaxy S20 and it even provides up to 1.2 charges for the iPad mini 5. It’s one of the lightest and slimmest chargers on the market, and it’s got Anker’s MultiProtect safety system to guard against overcharging, short-circuiting and temperature fluctuations. These little gadgets are perfect stocking stuffers, too.
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
The Brooklinen Super Plush robe is the kind of product women might not buy for themselves but would be thrilled to receive as a gift. So do yourself a favor and buy one of the best Christmas gifts for women (or anyone that loves feeling warm and cozy). Brooklinen makes the Super-Plush robe from 100% Turkish cotton for a luxurious spa-like feel that everyone will love. This is one of the most popular gift ideas ever featured on SPY, and we think anyone would be happy to find it under the Christmas tree.
Best Splurge Gift: iRobot Roomba s9+ Robot Vacuum
Gift anyone in your life the ability to never vacuum again with this top-rated Roomba robot vacuum. It attacks messes of all kinds using a 3-stage cleaning process that includes advanced sensors, optimized Corner Brushes and 30% wider Dual Rubber Brushes up front that won’t get tangled in pet hair. It’s got vSLAM navigation designed to learn the layout of your home and clean in neat, efficient rows whenever possible. You can also sync it up with your voice assistant and ask it to clean targeted areas of your home when messes occur.
Best Last Minute Gifts of 2021: Digital Gifts & Gift Cards
MasterClass is the perfect digital gift if you’d rather avoid shipping a present this year due to supply chain delays. Not only can almost anyone find a class they’re interested in on the expert- and star-filled platform, but they also make gifting an annual membership super easy. They’ve got an online library with hundreds of classes spanning topics like culinary skills and public speaking, all the way to creative writing, business leadership and tennis technique. If you need a gift for your dad, mom or even boss, it’s a great option.
Amazon E-Gift Cards
We’re gonna go on record and say that gift cards are NOT bad gifts. They get a bad rap, but they give anyone you buy one for a guarantee of a gift they actually like. Amazon has plenty of Amazon-specific gift cards available, as well as gift cards for other top brands you can purchase instantly and send to anyone on your gifting list. This one comes in a ready-to-gift box with an ornament attached to the front, a festive and instantly usable gift anyone on your list will love.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Overhead Headphones
Sony’s top-selling XM4 wireless headphones are $100 off, and are one of our favorite pairs of wireless headphones of 2021. They’re built with top-notch noise cancelling and Dual Noise Sensor technology, as well as Edge-AI for next-level music. They’ve got up to 30 hours of playtime on a single charge and the speak-to-chat technology and touch sensor controls make them great for a busy workday filled with calls.
Therabody Massage Guns
Therabody makes the best massage guns money can buy. At this point, the SPY team has tested so many massage guns, and Therabody is still the best of the best. For this year’s Christmas gift guide, we’re recommending both the Theragun Prime, as the more luxe, expensive option, and the Theragun Mini, as a more affordable, portable model.
The Theragun Prime has a QX65 motor with QuietForce technology so your percussive therapy doesn’t wake the neighbors, and it’s got 120 minutes of battery life on each charge. The Theragun Mini has a super portable design and a shape that’s easy to use on-the-go, whether you’re on the track, ski mountain or mid-yoga session. It’s got 150 minutes of battery life included, and the ergonomic grip is designed to reduce strain on your wrists.
5 Surprise Mini Mystery Capsule
A present is already a surprise, and these mini mystery capsules take it to the next level by breaking open to reveal five different mini objects! It’s basically 10 presents in one, since every 5 Surprise purchase comes with two capsules, with five objects in each. There are miniatures from 70 different brands hidden inside including Lunchables, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Babybel and more.
Kids will love cracking these open Christmas morning and admiring the mini bundle of fun. There are even rare gold and glow-in-the-dark minis, as well as six different shopping accessories you can collect as well. This affordable, fun, festive and interactive gift is perfect for children, teens and adults alike. Plus, if you buy one for each member of your family you can trade minis around and gain quite the collection between all of you.
Read More: The 75+ Best Stocking Stuffers of 2021
Gap Flannel Pajamas Set
Whether you’re looking for too-cute matching pajamas for the entire family or an affordable gift for a solitary loved one, here’s no better place to go than Gap. They’ve got a wide variety of patterns, colors and styles for everyone in the family, including this classic red buffalo plaid look that’s perfect for the holidays. They’re crafted from a soft microfleece knit with a flattering crewneck top and long sleeves for full, cozy coverage. You can also save 50%-60% on popular Gap Christmas gifts leading up to the holidays.
Best Family Christmas Present: A New Smart TV
Looking for a present for the entire family? Then you can’t do better than a brand new smart UHD flat-screen TV, which will bring a smile to everyone’s face from the moment they see the giant box underneath the Christmas tree. And after it’s unwrapped, your new TV is sure to bring endless entertainment to everyone in the clan.
So which model should you choose? The best flat screen TV’s tend to be an investment, but this year we’re recommending a more affordable model that comes with all the great features you want, without the extravagant price tag.
TCL’s Class 4-Series 50-Inch UHD Smart Roku TV is a perfect gift for the entire family. It’s made with stunning 4K resolution and a high dynamic range for top-notch visuals. It’s compatible with thousands of streaming channels and you can build a simple, personalized home screen for quick access to your favorite apps, gaming consoles, broadcast TV and more. It’s got easy voice control with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and the slim body is made to fit in smaller, compact spaces.
Ninja Foodi 12-in-1 XL Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer
Ninja makes excellent all-in-one kitchen gadgets, and this 12-in-1 Pressure Cooker/ Air Fryer has a perfect rating on Amazon and is available at a great price just in time for the holidays. It’s a pressure cooker that can simultaneously crisp up your food, locking in juices while also giving you that crisp, golden finish you want. It’s got an extra-large, 8-quart capacity and comes with 12 different programmable cooking functions including pressure cook, air fry, steam, slow cook, seat/sauté and more.
Apple AirPods Max
Apple’s highly anticipated new headphones did not disappoint. In fact, they exceeded our expectations. The AirPods Max are definitely one of the best tech gifts of the year, and they’re also one of our favorite Christmas gifts despite the exorbitant price tag. They’ve got an Apple-designed dynamic driver that delivers high-fidelity audio and 360-degree Dolby Atmos surround sound with dynamic head tracking that moves with you. Elite-level Active Noise Cancellation blocks out the world, but these headphones also have the Transparency Mode everyone is used to with AirPods. To read more about why these headphones are worth every penny, read our full review here.
Crocs were the fashion underdog story of 2021, and we are here for it! These fashionably ugly shoes are officially trendy, and whether you like it or not, they’d probably make a great Christmas gift for someone on your list. Not only are they the epitome of “boring chic,” they’re also waterproof, super lightweight and super breathable, so your feet stay dry and comfortable. They come with a pivoting heel strap that keeps your foot secure, and they’re very easy to clean. They come in every color and pattern imaginable, and the Jibbitz charms make them even more customizable. They also make Crocs for Kids, which are perfectly washable shoes for children who tend to spill, step in and stain everything.
Nulaxy A4 Cell Phone Stand
Everyone could use a phone stand on their desk, and this one has universal compatibility with all smartphones four to ten inches in length, as well as tablets and e-readers. It’s fully collapsible and can be easily adjusted to your designed position for reading, watching videos or making phone calls at your desk. It’s made of premium, sturdy aluminum and is case-friendly as well. Plus, at just under $10, this makes for an excellent affordable Christmas gift for anyone on your list.
New Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)
The newly-released Apple Airpods are also on our list of favorite Christmas gifts for the year, since the popularity of preceding models has skyrocketed in recent years. These are made with Apple’s signature spatial audio and dynamic head tracking capabilities — so your sound follows you wherever you go. The adaptive EQ tunes your music to your ears automatically, and they’ve got a contoured design for comfort. They’re also sweat and water-resistant, and come with a MagSafe charging case with up to 30 hours of playtime on each charge.
Exploding Kittens Card Game
With more than nine million copies sold and more than 50,000 reviews on Amazon, it’s safe to say Exploding Kittens is a fan favorite. The game is essentially a quirky take on Russian roulette and Uno, employing equal measures of chance and skill. Players draw cards from a central pile, and if you draw an exploding kitten, you lose! Learning the game is easy, but mastering it is no small feat, making this an amazing game to play with friends and fam over the holidays.
NOOK Galaxy Projector
This galaxy projector from NOOK is perfect for setting the perfect vibe in a bedroom, bathroom or office. It comes with 10 different galaxy or ocean settings to choose from for serene, magical nighttime viewing. It can project more than 16 million colors and has a built-in speaker for playing music. It’s got easy, intuitive controls, a Bluetooth-enabled remote you can use to set the mode and has Alexa/Google Assistant capabilities as well.
Blink Outdoor Wireless HD Security Camera
Remember the old saying — “I’ve got eyes in the back of my head?” — this camera enables you to do just that with a weather-resistant, wireless design that watches over your property day and night, even when you’re not there. It’s made with infrared night vision for clear pictures even when it’s dark out, and the long-lasting battery life can run for up to two years on two AA lithium batteries alone. It automatically stores photos and video clips in the cloud and is designed to be set up in minutes. Gift peace of mind and protection with this well-designed security gadget.
All-New 2021 Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon released a brand new Kindle in 2021 for the first time in years, and we’re anticipating it’s going to be one of the hottest gifts of the year. The all-new Kindle has thinner borders and a larger 6.8″ screen. It’s got new and improved features like an adjustable warm light and 20% faster page turns, and up to 10 weeks of battery life on each full charge. The flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free screen are purpose-built for reading and look like paper, even in bright sunlight on the beach. It’s waterproof, built to be easy on the eyes even before bed, and has 8 gigabytes of storage for storing thousands of titles.
Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Finger Puppets
When it comes to Christmas gifts for kids, sometimes the simplest things are what work best. These finger puppets from the hit show Paw Patrol are great for kids aged 2-4 as the bright colors encourage curiosity and learning. They’re easy to clean, feature the friendly faces they’re used to seeing on the show, and each has a soft rubber opening that’s perfect for little hands.
Apple Watch Series 7
Apple products are always a safe bet gifting-wise, and the newly-released Apple Watch Series 7? Pretty much anyone on your list would be happy to receive one of these. Now that smartwatches have become the norm, having essentially an entire Apple computer on your wrist is a top-notch gift to send any of your loved ones this holiday. The brand new design has an Always-on retina display that’s 20% later than previous models, and the screen is crack-resistant, IP6X dust-resistant and swim proof as well. They’ve also built in several health tools like a blood oxygen sensor and ECG you can take anywhere, and it charges faster than any other Apple Watch.
Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens
From the makers of Exploding Kittens comes the world’s first dodgeball card game — Throw Throw Burrito. This card game has a nearly perfect Amazon rating after 24,000 reviews. Your objective? Collect matching sets of cards faster than any other players while simultaneously ducking and not getting hit by the burritos that are flying through the air. This simple game is perfect for adults and kids alike and would make an excellent Christmas Day board game for the whole family.
Eddie Bauer Flannel Collection Sheet Set
This year, give the gift that truly keeps on giving: high-quality flannel sheets. If that sounds boring, you’ve clearly never slept in flannel. Why are we so into flannel? Well, unlike sheets made of synthetic fibers, flannel keeps you warm without keeping you hot, which all hot sleepers know is a very important distinction. The key is breathability. So in the summer, you’re cool; in the winter, you’re warm. Eddie Bauer has an excellent sheet set for winter that’s pre-shrunk and brushed for extra comfort. Gift this comfortable set to anyone with a bed in your life and they’re sure to be pleased.
Best Tech Gift for Kids: Toniebox Audio Player Starter Set
This audio player is built for kids and made with the purpose of reducing screen time, without limiting entertainment for little ones. It provides a screen-free listening experience for children so their imaginations can run wild. It’s easy to use, built with tactile controls for little hands and has up to seven hours of battery life so it can be used at home or on-the-go as well. It’s also made durable for rough play, and the charging station is easy-on, easy-off.
Our Place Home Cook Duo
Last year, the Always Pan from Our Place dazzled SPY readers and quickly earned a cult following, selling out over and over again. This year, Our Place released the Perfect Pot, a counterpart to the all-in-one pan that’s made to replace your dutch oven, bread pot, roasting rack and more. This is the rare piece of cookware that will be appreciated by dedicated foodies and novice home chefs alike. Both pieces of cookware come in a bunch of beautiful colors and are equipped with non-toxic ceramic coatings that make cleaning and cooking easy. You can buy each of these pieces separately, but you can save $60 by buying them together, an excellent deal for savvy shoppers.
Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART Single Serve Coffee Maker
This is Keurig’s newly released smart coffee maker that comes with BrewID technology for a custom cup of coffee every time, and it’s bound to be one of the year’s hottest Christmas gifts. This coffee maker is designed to sense the exact brand and roast of the pod you put in, and it automatically adjusts factors like the temperature, strength and cup size. You can save all of your favorite customized brews via an app on your smartphone and set up automatic ordering so you never run out of coffee again.
Read More: The Best Keurig Coffee Makers
Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpants
We named these the best men’s sweatpants of 2020 and 2021 (check out The 2021 Man, our annual end-of-year awards). We love these Mack Weldon sweatpants and are excited to recommend them as a great Christmas gift for guys year after year. They’re made from micro-sanded french terry and have just enough stretch. They taper around the legs for a slimmer fit and have pockets for running to the local corner store on a cold winter’s day. Any guy would be thrilled to find these under the tree.
Thankfully, we’ve all gotten out of the house a bit more in 2021, and for a park day, beach excursion or camping weekend, a YETI cooler is a must. YETI products tend to have heftier price tags than most coolers, but we don’t care. SPY editors have tested out their cooler backpack in the field, as well as their larger YETI Tundra 45 cooler, and we absolutely love them both. Whether you’re searching for a portable gift for your outdoorsy friend, or a high-quality cooler for your tailgating loved one, YETI is the brand to trust.
Whether you pick up their backpack, cooler, or both, you’re making the right choice this holiday season. The YETI cooler backpack may not arrive in time for Christmas, but if you order the larger YETI cooler directly from their website, with expedited shipping, it’ll arrive on time.
Best Grooming Gift of 2021: Geologie Holiday Skincare Gift Set
We named Geologie as the best skincare subscription in our SPY 2021 Man Awards, and any one of their holiday gift sets would make a great Christmas gift for a guy who’s dedicated to the upkeep of their skin. The kit comes with five distinct products for cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin on a daily basis.
The products are formulated to fight breakouts, improve the appearance of skin, prevent fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles as well. It’s made for users with sensitive skin with effective, trustworthy ingredients like retinol, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid as well. Our editors tried out Geologie’s skincare subscription service and found it to be exactly what they were hoping for. They found the intro diagnostic test to be simple and easy, and the monthly skincare boxes filled with high-quality, effective products.
Electric Wine Openers
Finding stocking stuffers for adults can be tricky, as most of these little gifts end up gathering dust come the new year. Fortunately, anyone that loves wine is sure to get plenty of use out of this handy electric wine opener from Secura. It’s just the right size — and price — for stockings. And if you’re looking for more small gifts, we have more than 75 great stocking stuffer ideas for you.
Men’s and Women’s Slippers
Everyone needs a quality house shoe or slipper. This is a non-negotiable point in 2021. And even if the work-from-home lifestyle ended, we’re betting these shoes will get plenty of use no matter what. From walking to grab the mail or lounging about the house, a quality pair of slippers is a must-have.
These Hanes Men’s moccasin slipper house shoes are built for indoor and outdoor use, and have memory foam soles designed to contour to your foot and fit comfortably. They’re made with Hanes Fresh IQ for advanced odor protection and the durable, gripped soles on the bottoms will prevent slippage and sliding on icy, snowy ground.
For women, the UGG Fluff Yeah slippers are perfect Christmas gifts. The slide design is trendy, and the plush sheepskin upper holds your foot in. They’ve also got a molded rubber outsole and come in a bunch of fun colors.
Herschel Pop Quiz Backpack
This trendy, minimalist backpack from Herschel is perfect for students and young adults alike, with its classic design that’s as functional as it is stylish. It’s got a signature striped fabric liner on the inside as well as a padded, fleece-lined laptop sleeve that fits up to a 15″ computer. It’s got a front pocket with internal mesh organizers and a key clip, and the zipper detailing is waterproof. It comes in a huge range of colors, but this black and leather combo is too classic to pass up.
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle
Here at SPY, we love Fellow coffee products, and this electric gooseneck kettle has a sleek design and cutting-edge heating technology for streamlining the coffee and tea brewing process. It’s got a pointed spout for a powerful and precise stream, and the 1200 watt quick-heating element has to-the-degree temperature control for boiling water easily. The LCD screen indicates Set Time & Real Time temperature for your drip coffee, and you can keep your water hot for up to 60 minutes.
Rechargeable Electric Hand Warmer
What kind of Christmas gifts are cozy, convenient and stylish? You may not be thinking of an electric hand warmer, but just check out this chic little device. This product comes in a bunch of fun patterns, like multi-stripes and a geometric gradient, and takes just two minutes to reach toasty temperatures. The compact design is perfect for carrying in your pocket on a chilly day, and it’ll stay warm for 3-4 hours on a full charge. It’s also sized just right for the palm of your hand and comes with a wrist strap for added convenience.
Anker PowerWave Qi-Certified Wireless Charger
This top-rated wireless charger is an affordable Christmas gift that’s sure to get plenty of use in 2021. As a stocking stuffer or small gift for a coworker, sibling or friend, this reliable charger makes it easy to keep devices juiced up and ready to go. Wireless chargers are one of the best gifts of 2021, and you can’t go wrong with this device from Anker. It’s case-friendly, can charge a phone vertically or horizontally and is compatible with most iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models.
COOL BANK 85-Piece Art Set
This 85-piece art set is very reasonably priced and includes sketching pencils, watercolor cakes, acrylic paints, watercolor pencils, oil pastels, a drawing pad and lots of other equipment as well. It’s a great Christmas gift for students, hobbyists, craft-loving moms and professionals alike. The whole set comes in a large wooden carrying case with a drawer so your supplies stay organized.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Whether you’re bringing it on a trip with friends or to a family dinner, this Instax Mini 11 camera from Fujifilm is perfect for capturing the moment. Not only does it take excellent photos, but it also gives everyone a little souvenir to take home with them after the gathering. SPY’s photography expert/ E-Commerce Editor Tyler Schoeber tested many instant cameras in 2021 and found Fujifilm’s Instax to be the best one. Fujifilm’s photos print and develop in just two minutes, much faster than other brands, so you get your photos right away. The camera also uses disposable batteries, which simplifies the charging process and makes it less time-consuming as well.
FLY BY JING Hot Chili Oil Sauce
Remember TRUFF hot sauce? That stuff is still delicious, but if you’ve got a heat lover in your life, then this is the trendy hot condiment is the one to get them this year. FLY BY JING’s hot chili sauce is made to be put on everything from pizza to chicken, noodles of all kinds and even ice cream. It’s made with premium, umami-rich flavors to be rich with taste but not off-the-charts spicy.
Athleisure From Nike
Another great fitness gift for the more active folks in your life? Top-rated athleisure fits from Nike. The infamous activewear brand makes high-performance and stylish gear that works just as well in the gym as it does on the street. Gift a fitness lover in your life their neon weekender hoodie that’s built to keep you warm and looking clean throughout the chilly season. Or you can order their Metcon 4 sneakers, which are flexible but stable everyday shoes for early-morning workouts or running from meeting to meeting. Nike has many more picks for men, women and kids, and you can also check out our guide to the best Nike Christmas gifts of the year.
Want to make sure your Christmas gifts arrive by December 25? Be sure to place your order at Nike by December 15 to ensure ground shipments arrive on time!
Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 7000
Do you have a bearded gent on your Christmas shopping list? With the popularity of beards among the male population of the world, we’re betting you do. Not only is the Philips Norelco Multigroom one of the best electric beard trimmers for sale in 2021, but it’s also one of the top-rated grooming products on Amazon. This shaver gets top marks from SPY editors and has more than 18,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating from Amazon customers. It’s no wonder this popular hair and beard trimmer has become one of the top Christmas gifts of 2021.
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Mejuri Digital Gift Card
A nice piece of jewelry is a great gift for a special lady in your life, be it your mom, sister, girlfriend or wife. An even better gift? A piece of jewelry she picked out for herself, and you financed, through a Mejuri e-gift card. This late in the game, an e-gift card is a thoughtful way you can pull off a piece of jewelry without worrying about shipping times, delays or other problems. You can choose your amount and she can put it towards a piece of fancy or everyday-wear jewelry she’ll love to rock in the new year.
ESARORA Ice Roller
This might seem like a simple gift, but trust me when I say this thing works wonders on a puffy face, forehead suffering from a tension headache or tired morning when you’re struggling to wake up. The ice roller at the top glides over your skin, giving a cooling sensation and spa-like light facial massage. It’s designed for providing cold therapy, promoting circulation of the lymphatic system, relieving pain, tightening the skin and more. It’s a great gift for your skincare nerd friends or anyone who loves a good beauty device.
Nintendo Switch OLED
In 2021, Nintendo released their brand new Switch OLED console, and it’s sure to be a favorite gift amongst gamers of all ages this holiday season. This is an impressive device. It’s got a bright, vibrant 7-inch OLED screen made for vivid colors, and an adjustable stand for flexible viewing angles. You can play at home or take it with you on-the-go for one of the best mobile gaming experiences money can buy. The Nintendo Switch revolutionized what was possible for mobile gaming, and with a few minor improvements, this new console is even better. Currently, if you order the Switch OLED from Walmart with expedited shipping by the end of the day on December 20th, you can still get your gift on time.
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, 10.25-Inches
A Lodge cast-iron skillet can last for decades, making it a true heritage piece. Yet you can buy this popular heritage cookware for as little as $25 on sites like Amazon. This is the type of long-lasting kitchen gift that will be appreciated by young people still learning their way around an omelet. You can’t go wrong with their classic design that’s pre-seasoned with 100% vegetable oil and ready for unparalleled heat retention in the oven, on the stove or even over a campfire.
Bonnie & Pop Chocolate Gift Box
A little indulgence makes for a great gift during the holiday season. This gift box includes a selection of delectable chocolate in flavors ranging from sea salt caramel to English toffee, peppermint, coconut and more. This would make a perfect gift for coworkers, in-laws or anyone who’s got a sweet tooth, especially at this time of year. Each chocolate comes individually-wrapped for comfortable sharing and the elegant gift box is festive with or without wrapping paper.
LapGear Home Office Lap Desk
Working from home has become a new norm for many of us, at least a few days a week, and a lap desk means your giftee can work from anywhere in their home, even horizontally on the couch. This one comes with a comfortable, ergonomic cushion on the bottom that conforms to your lap. It’s also got a mousepad and a phone slot for keeping your smartphone vertical, and it comes in a variety of finishes, including the handsome Espresso Woodgrain pictured below.
Brümate Hopsulator Trio 3-in-1
Give the gift of never having to drink a warm beer ever again. Brümate specializes in can coolers designed to keep your drinks cold, fresh and carbonated while you enjoy the day in the sun. This one is designed for both 16 oz. and 12 oz. cans, and comes with an adaptor for an easy switch between both. It’s made to keep our drinks 20x colder than standard can coolers and doesn’t produce condensation on the outside, so your can won’t slip even during that contentious game of cornhole. It’s also made with a no-slip base so your can will stay in place if/when you put it down. This one comes in a variety of colors, including this bright orange you’ll be able to spot from anywhere in the party.
Jackery Explorer 240 Portable Power Station
Having a good generator definitely came in handy this year, what with all the power outages and apocalyptic weather we’ve been having. When it comes to an affordable, high-quality generator with a great design, the Jackery is it. It’s one of the best solar-powered generators and portable generators around, and it’s the perfect Christmas gift for your friend who always likes to be prepared.
We had the chance to test the Jackery Explorer earlier this year, and we were very impressed. Jackery makes models in a wide variety of sizes and wattages, but their Explorer 240 is the best introductory one for having an extra power source on hand. It’s easy to carry with the built-in handle, and comes with an AC outlet, two USB-A ports and a DC car port charger for road trip essentials. It can be recharged via solar panel (sold separately) and weighs only 6.6 pounds, making it perfect for car camping or other outdoor adventures.
TeeTurtle The Moody Reversible Octopus Plushie
This reversible, moody, adorable octopus is a #1 best selling toy on Amazon and perfect for young kids (or adults) just learning to express themselves this holiday season. It’s become a very trendy toy on TikTok and now you can purchase one for every kid on your list just in time for Christmas. It’s a sensory fidget toy that can be flipped inside out to reveal two different octopi with very different feelings. It comes in 15 different colors and emotions, and the brand makes plushies of other animals as well.
Beaded Lanyard Phone Charm 6-Pack
This pack of beaded phone charms is a perfect Christmas gift for a niece, younger cousin or family member you don’t know very well. They’re super trendy, and a fun way to dress up a smartphone and make it unique. This pack comes with six beaded charms all with different colors and patterns strung together with nylon rope. It comes with three charms that are 30cm in length and two that are 26cm in length, all of which can be used as a convenient wrist strap.
Bearaby Weighted Blanket
The end of the year, and holiday season, is a perfect time to de-stress. Weighted blankets are one of the best ways to do it, as they’re the furniture equivalent of a great big hug, and Bearaby makes some of the best ones in the game. Their blankets are made of natural eucalyptus fibers and silky soft TENCEL Lyocell fabric that’s cooling, so you won’t overheat under the weight. Their blankets are evenly weighted and designed to help you fall into a deep, peaceful sleep, and come in a bunch of great neutral colors like Rosemary, pictured below.
Bearaby blankets are great, they’re also pricey and might be out of the holiday budget for many folks. We’ve also included a link to the new Amazon Basics weighted blanket, which also boasts great reviews and a variety of weight sizes to choose from.
Personalized Family Mugs
Custom artwork depicting each family member? A gift for the whole family with one purchase?? Yes, please. Family Mug Shots are a must this holiday season. You get to personalize each family member’s skin tone, hair, clothing color and the individual mug owner’s name, and the backside of the mug includes your family’s name and year established. Whether you’re creating them for your immediate family who you share a coffee pot with every morning, or your extended family who you see only a few times a year, a personalized gift like this one carries a special touch.
Zen Laboratory Slime DIY Kit
Kids love slime; it’s just a fact of nature. And this slime kit from Zen Laboratory comes with everything they need to create 18 different slime colors plus cutting and shaping tools, colored glitter, beads, foam balls and more. A slime kit gives kids a chance to engage in sensory play, develop their hand-eye coordination and use their imagination to create the toys they play with. All the materials are safe, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly and the slime containers are washable and reusable as well.
JUDY Emergency Preparedness Kit
We’ve written about JUDY at SPY before, and we’re big fans of this emergency kit. We also feel a bit validated now that Oprah has officially named it one of her favorite things as well. It’s always best to be prepared for the unexpected, and this kit has taken that virtue and made it trendy. This kit is one of their biggest ones, and it comes stocked with everything up to four people would need for 72 hours of self-sufficiency. It includes six pre-packed kits inside for warmth, safety, first-aid, food and water. The waterproof bin is sturdy and compact so you can store it anywhere in your home easily. Give the potentially life-saving gift of emergency preparedness with this Oprah-approved kit.
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Best Home Fitness Gift of 2021: Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells
Dumbbells are one of the best pieces of strength training equipment you can get, and adjustable dumbbells are even better. This pair from Bowflex adjusts from five pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds, in 2.5-pound increments for the first 25 pounds. They’re super easy to adjust, which makes it easy to transition from one movement to the next, and because you’re combining 15 sets of weights into one machine you’re saving space as well. the durable design, convenient product category and excellent execution makes this set our favorite fitness Christmas gift for 2021.
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Polaroid Hi-Print Bluetooth Connected Printer
Last year, we included Polaroid’s latest camera on our list of must-have Christmas gifts, but this year we think their portable Bluetooth photo printer is perfect for the photographers in your life. We’ve all got excellent cameras built into the smartphones we carry around every day, we just need a way to print that doesn’t involve a trek to your local pharmacy or studio. Behold Polaroid’s Dye-Sub Printer, a portable device that can easily print 2×3 business-card-size prints that you can stick anywhere. Download the Polaroid Hi-Print mobile app to edit and customize your photos.
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Welly Adventure Kits
We love Welly! This year, we’re buying these first aid kits for everyone on our Christmas list. This brand makes bandages and first aid kits that will make you look forward to your next scraped knee, and they’re the perfect Christmas gifts for 2021. Don’t be fooled by the fun exterior; these adorable little kits mean business. The adults on your list are sure to love the Welly Adventure Kit or Travel First Aid Kit, and kids will love their new Welly Bravery Bandages.
Like all of the brand’s products, they come in a colorful and compact tin filled with everything you need to treat bumps, scrapes, scratches and all the little injuries that result from a life well-lived. The brand’s fun waterproof bandages are also a perfect Christmas gift for parents, and you just might want to trade your own boring Band-Aids for some Wellys, too.
Disney Princess Ultimate Celebration Castle
Can you say dream present for a child? You can’t go wrong with Disney and a 4-foot tall princess castle? Forget about it. If you’ve got a spirited niece or daughter who’s obsessed with Moana or a nephew who dreams of Disneyland on the regular, this is a great gift. It’s got the iconic Disney castle silhouette and includes three stories and six rooms total. It’s got built-in music that can play as a brilliant mock fireworks show lights up the upstairs window, and it comes furnished. Included you’ll find furniture for nearly every room including a dining table and set of chairs, a bed, vanity mirror, luxurious bathtub, a sofa that turns into a swing and a magical chandelier.
Yarra-Decor Bedside Lamp with USB Port
A solid desk or bedside table lamp is a perfect gift for a young person just starting college or moving into their first apartment. This one has a minimalist design with a touch control dimmer for easy use. It’s got a comfortable glow and a linen fabric shade that softens the light to make it easier on the eyes. It comes built with three brightness options and has two USB charging ports for even more nightstand convenience.
Winc Wine Subscription
For some, there’s no better gift than a subscription for the sweet nectar of the gods that’s delighted humans for centuries, we’re talking about wine of course. If you like wine, you’ve probably heard of Winc — a subscription service that sends four tailored, delicious wines to your front door every month. All of the wines are made using minimal-intervention techniques and sustainable farming, and they’ve got a wide selection of blends from all over the world to choose from. You can gift a 1, 2 or 3-month subscription easily, or choose a customized gift card amount. SPY editors reviewed Winc’s wine subscription service earlier this year and loved the quality of the wines, and the flexibility of the shipments. You can read more of our thoughts at the link below.
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Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook
A cookbook is always a great gift, and this one is a #1 New York Times Bestseller with over 100 dazzling recipes that remind us all that cooking is a gift, an art and a worthy past time if you’re willing to put effort in. Joshua Weissman is a social media star, award-winning chef, and the eccentric and energetic cooking guru you need in your life. He’s worked in James Beard Award-winning restaurants across the U.S and wants to redefine how cooking should fit into our everyday lives. He combines humor with expert-honed finesse and will re-energize your love of crafting a great meal.
Courant Catch:3 Wireless Charging Tray
These charging trays from Courant have been trendy for years, and now that many of us have multiple devices equipped with the ability to wirelessly charge, they’re even more convenient. It’s not only a seamless charging device but a stylish accessory for your entryway table and nightstand as well. It’s got multi-coil, single device wireless technology and comes in a bunch of colors, including this sleek black look. It’s also equipped with a USB-A port for adding additional devices and there’s an option to monogram as well.
This product was just featured in Oprah’s Favorite Things 2021, but remember that you saw it here first!
Mirror Smart Home Fitness System
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Yup, Oprah likes the Mirror, too! If you’ve been on the fence about whether this smart gym system is worth the investment, then you’ve got your answer. This incredibly unique workout streaming system features a library with more than 50 types of workouts from cardio to yoga, strength, boxing and more. You and up to five members of your household will get access to unlimited classes with the purchase, as well as the award-winning slim, sleek Mirror. The Mirror has advanced camera technology as well as machine learning that gathers information about you and your body so it can give real-time feedback based on the goals you set. In a world where working out at home is currently king, this is one of the best Christmas gifts of 2021.
MIRROR is also offering $500 off plus free shipping in December with the code HOLIDAY21.
AirPods Pro Case
Sometimes, it’s the little, practical gifts that mean the most, especially for people who don’t like Christmas presents. An AirPods Pro case is something someone will use every day to protect a gadget they use every day, making it one of the most useful gifts on this list. This one is super affordable, made of scratch-resistant silicone and comes in a ton of color choices. It’s made to give your AirPods Pro a snug fit, and has a cutout on the bottom that gives you easy access for charging. There’s also a carabiner included for clipping the case onto your backpack, purse or briefcase.
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SINGSATION All-in-One Karaoke Party Machine
This top-rated karaoke machine is available at a major discount right now, and would make a perfect gift for anyone who really loves to belt it out. The stand adjusts between 2 feet and 6 feet, making it easy to use for all ages, and you can connect your phone or tablet via Bluetooth for streaming in songs. It’s got 10 different voice effects you can choose from including high pitch, low pitch, chipmunk and more, and it’s got 16 different light shows to choose from as well.
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Best Seasonal Christmas Gift of 2021: Winter Jackets From The North Face
The North Face is one of those brands you can always count on. Their winter gear can’t be beaten, and they’ve got many options when it comes to men’s and women’s winter coats and jackets. This stretch down jacket for men is a slim, comfortable warming layer you can rock solo in late fall and pair with a heavier shell in the winter for full coverage. It’s made with 700-fill down for lightweight warmth and the stretch-woven fabric allows for unrestricted mobility.
The women’s ThermoBall Eco Jacket from North Face has a quilted pattern as well as updated insulation for a warm, lightweight and similarly layer-able coat that’s great for fall and winter. It’s made with all recycled fabrics and can easily be bunched up into its own chest pocket for easy travel.
Looking for a gift for a new mom or new set of parents? A subscription or single gift box from KiwiCo is a perfect option. They deliver monthly activity crates for all age groups complete with science and art-focused activities. Each crate is themed, and they’re got three different lines of crates including the Yummy Crate focused on cooking, the Atlas Crate focused on geography & culture and the Kiwi Crate which focuses on science and art. They also make it very easy to gift a single crate, a 3-month, 6-month or even 12-month plan.
Sony Fully Automatic Belt Drive Turntable
For any vinyl-loving friends or family members, a Bluetooth record player is one of the top Christmas gifts of 2021. In our opinion, one of the best current best Bluetooth record players is this one from Sony. SPY editors tested it out a while back and loved the quality of the sound as well as the top-notch Bluetooth capabilities. It comes with the ability to digitize your albums through connecting it to your computer, and the sleek design is a great balance between modern and retro.
“It’s a device that has feet standing in both the past and present—while also being a player that doesn’t compromise on features or quality, and somehow manages a price point that’s not unreasonable. The only thing left for you to decide is what album you’ll want to play on it first.”
BEARDAMENTS Beard Lights
I mean come on, aren’t these festive? Seeing as most guys these days have facial hair, beard ornaments are an excellent gift for nearly anyone in your life with enough facial hair to rock them. This pack comes with 10 original ornaments, three red light-up ornaments and three green light-up ornaments for extra flair. Each Beardament has a mini clip at the end for a firm, hair-safe attachment.
Best Christmas Gifts for Kids: Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet
Amazon recently released their brand new Fire HD kids tablet with a 1080p HD display, dual cameras and up to 1 TB of storage. Kids gain access to more than 20,000 books, apps, games, videos, songs and more, and easy parental controls give you the power when it comes to filtering content and setting time limits. It’s available in three colors and has 2,500 5-star reviews and counting.
La Chatelaine 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream Trio
La Chatelaine makes decadent hand creams that come in affordable, festive sets that would make perfect gifts. This luxurious collection is made with 20% organic shea butter, vitamin E and argan oil. The creamy formula is made to deeply hydrate skin, absorb quickly and repair so your hands stay rejuvenated throughout the day. All their formulas are ethically-sourced, plant-based and make with organic ingredients, and this set comes with three scents so you’ve got variety.
Hatch Restore Smart Light
This smart alarm clock from Hatch is built to mimic a sunrise every morning to help regulate cortisol levels and start every day as peacefully as possible. It’s got a library of sounds and lights for creating the perfect mood at any time, and you can build a personalized sleep routine to help you fall asleep on time, stay asleep and wake up actually well-rested. It’s a great gift for anyone who struggles to get enough shut eye, and comes with a companion app for easy programming from afar.
Echo Show 8
Another great gadget from Amazon that’s excellent for making life easier, and therefore makes a great gift, is the Echo Show 8. It’s got an 8 inch HD touchscreen with stereo speakers for bringing content to life. It’s got a new camera built-in that’s perfect for video calls, and you’ve got full Alexa capabilities inside including a calendar, reminders, to-do lists and smart home management. You can even watch TV shows and movies on this little speaker, making it perfect for gadget lovers and skeptics alike.
Hydro Flask Water Bottle
A Hydro Flask has been on our gift lists for years, and it’s probably going to stay on them for a while longer. These water bottles are fantastic. The double-vacuum seal really works, keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold throughout the day. The straw lid makes sipping anywhere very convenient, and the durability of the powder coating on the outside makes this water bottle perfect for adventures.
Nike Waffle One SE Men’s Shoes
We’re loving this trendy, modern remake of one of Nike’s most popular shoes from the 70s. Made for comfort and style, these men’s sneakers come in a variety of bright colorways, including this gold/sunset/racer blue/black combination. We know that some guys are impossible to shop for, but if you need more Christmas gift ideas for men, then you can’t go wrong with these trendy Nike sneakers.
Stylish Winter Jackets
Everyone could use a style refresh with the seasons shifting, and a nice jacket is a great way to gift someone a new look during the holidays. We’ve pulled two of our favorite looks for men and women this year — a bomber jacket for men and a sherpa jacket for women. Both are warm enough for blustery days while still being stylish.
The fully lined bomber jacket has a classic style with a ribbed collar, cuff and welt hand pockets with a snap closure.
The women’s sherpa jacket from Madewell is made of recycled sherpa material and a corduroy exterior that’s great for mild winter days. It’s got notched lapels and side pockets, and an overall 70’s vibe that’ll add new groove to any wardrobe.
Wood Burning Fire Pit
Bring a little warmth to your loved ones this holiday season, literally, with this wood-burning fire pit from Sol 72 Outdoor that’s got a simple, sturdy, weather-resistant design. It’s trendy enough to match most outdoor decoration schemes, and it’s perfect for setting the ambiance for any backyard gathering. It’s made of rust-resistant, powder-coated steel and is lightweight enough to move around if need be. It’s also weatherproof for years of use and comes with a spark screen, log grate and fire poker for stoking the flames.
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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote
The holidays are the perfect time for binging your favorite films and TV shows. Allow Amazon’s newest streaming stick to anchor your entire viewing experience with crystal-clear, 4K visuals and faster streaming capabilities. As expected, you’ll gain access to tens of thousands of channels, Alexa skills, and apps including Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu, just to name a few. The major difference here is that you gain full control of content and your HDTV using voice commands, making Netflix and Chill nights even more chill.
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Sondiko Butane Refillable Kitchen Torch
A blow torch is one of those kitchen tools that you don’t think you’ll use a whole lot, but fast forward three months from now and you’ll be melting the cheese on burgers, charring vegetables and smoking cocktails with the greatest of ease. This would make a great gift for your culinary friends who love experimenting in the kitchen, or for anyone who’s obsessed with The Great British Baking Show. It’s refillable easy to operate, has a safety lock for preventing accidental ignitions and has multiple settings so you can control the burn.
Best Christmas Gifts for Men: Timex + Todd Snyder Marlin Date Watch
When choosing the best Christmas gifts of 2021, we had to include at least one sleek watch for men. This Timex x Todd Snyder watch is evocative of the Mad Men era with its Art Deco style and classic brown leather strap. The sleek face has unique detailing and only shows the “12” and “6” hours for an even more unique look.
Looking for more great men’s fashion and accessories? We’re equally obsessed with the Todd Snyder x L.L.Bean Winter collection, which has colorful fleeces, cozy sweaters and stylish winter coats for guys.
Smeg 50s Retro Style Electric Kettle
This adorable electric kettle combines kitchen convenience with a great retro 50s design. Tea lovers are sure to appreciate the soft-opening lid, auto shut-off feature and 7-cup capacity. The 3D logo separates it from other electric kettles, and it comes in a bunch of cute colors. The design, both aesthetically and functionally, is top-notch, making it one of our favorite gifts this year.
ARELUX Soft Dinosaur Plush Pillow
Looking for a squishy, adorable gift for your niece or nephew who loves nothing more than a good stuffed animal? This particular dinosaur is a little over a foot tall and made squishy, perfect for cuddling or placing on a bed as an accent design. It’s made with stretch fabric that doesn’t deform when pulled apart, and he’s got 3D eyes and a mouth for a friendly, cuddly face.
Rothy’s Washable Shoes for Men and Women
The comfort trend definitely stuck around in 2021. Well, comfort and versatility, and no two words better describe these flats from Rothy’s. Made from recycled water bottles (no, really), these flats will be the go-to shoe for your lady in 2022. From casual trips to even fancier dates, these black flats can do it all. And the best part? They’re machine washable. So if they get scuffed or even the least bit dirty, toss ’em in the wash and they’re as good as new.
Rothy’s also introduced men’s shoes in 2021 and we’re really into them. They’ve got a sneaker and driving loafer, and we’re guessing more styles are on their way. Not only are their shoes stylish, they’re also convenient to take care of and comfortable to wear. All of this would make any of their styles and designs great Christmas gifts in 2021.
Best Budget Fitness Gift of 2021: Gaiam Yoga Mat
Another great, no-brainer fitness gift is a Gaiam yoga mat. You can’t go wrong with a solid mat, since nearly everyone, no matter what type of movement they do, needs one. This Gaiam yoga mat is thick enough to provide sufficient ground padding but also lightweight enough to carry from home to the gym, studio or park session. It’s got a sticky, non-slip texture for holding downward dogs, and comes in a ton of colors and patterns. This is a super easy gift for a college student, fitness novice or anyone who could use a little more zen in their life.
Disney+ is the family-friendly streaming service that also has a lot to offer adults. Kids of all ages will love the movies and TV shows available for streaming, while mom and dad can enjoy their favorite Marvel movies, every film and TV show in the Star Wars universe, National Geographic documentaries and classic movies from childhood. Even better, you can bundle in Hulu and ESPN for just a few extra dollars per month. This is one of the best Christmas gifts for parents, but you don’t have to have kids to appreciate this deal. Buy a year-long subscription for $70 or pay for the first three months for your gift recipient.
Aerogarden Black Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden
For the green thumb of the family, this indoor hydroponic growing system is perfect for raising herbs from plant to plate. This Aerogarden also comes with a 6-pod seed kit for growing all the must-haves — genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, thai basil and mint. The control panel tells you when you need to water, and the LED grow lights keep photosynthesis on track. With great reviews and easy-to-use features, the Aerogarden makes for a great Christmas gift.
Every spirits lover should have their own signature piece of glassware — something they occasionally grab to enjoy a nightcap after a long, rough day. But in our eyes, you don’t need to go crazy fancy. The idea is to have a quality, sturdy rocks glass to dump a few fingers of liquor into when it’s been a day. Gift your favorite whiskey fan this set of crystal glasses to give their home bar some class to go along with all of that top-shelf liquor.
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Happy Socks Big Dot Gift Box 4-Pack
Socks don’t have to be a boring Christmas gift, especially if you buy a 4-pack gift box from Happy Socks. This brand is reinventing how we see the barrier between our shoes and our feet, with bright colors, fun patterns and complementary pairs. This set comes with four of their most-loved styles including stripes, polka dots, an Argyle print and a faded diamond pattern as well. All of them come with contrasting warm and cool shades, and they’re made of combed cotton for a comfortable feel. Men’s and women’s sizes are available.
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
If your giftee is a fan of brown liquor, gift them this exquisite bottle of whiskey. Lagavulin has a signature smoky flavor that most whiskey lovers adore, and the rich, deep flavor is perfect for warming up on cold winter nights. It’s traditional Scottish whiskey that’s 86 proof with notes of dry peat smoke and complex dram tied together with an elegant finish. It’s aged in oak casks and is perfect for serving neat or with a little bit of water.
Diptyque Mimosa Scented Candle
No holiday shopping guide would be complete without an option from Diptyque. One way to liven up the mood at Mom’s house is with a scent-filled candle. Surprise her with something special from Diptyque. Once lit, this candle releases invigorating floral notes of velvety blossoms and honey into the air that should keep spirits high around the fireplace. If one isn’t enough, spend a little extra on a few products from this super-popular candlemaker.
JBL FLIP 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Portable Bluetooth speakers are popular all year round, and it’s hard to beat the JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker. This portable speaker can wirelessly connect to up to two smartphones and tablets at once, and it has a built-in 3000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery that can support up to 12 hours of playtime. Thanks to the IPx7 waterproof rating, the JBL Flip 4 can handle rain and spills no problem.
Bellroy Hide and Seek RFID Wallet
Upgrade him to something nice and high-tech like this security-friendly wallet. The Bellroy Hide and Seek is composed of “premium, environmentally certified leather” and has RFID protection to keep personal information safe from wireless identity theft. Inside are two cash pockets and four cardholders to properly organize valuables. The clean, minimalist design also develops a handsome patina over time for a more personalized look. There’s a reason we named this the best wallet of the year, and so it’s no surprise that it’s also one of our top Christmas gifts.
Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker Plus
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A pasta maker is a perfect Christmas gift since it’s a little too decadent of a device to buy for yourself, but it’s an appliance that any home chef would love to add to their kitchen collection. This Philips pasta maker was featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2021, and it’s designed to make fresh, flavorful pasta in a variety of shapes including spaghetti, fettuccini, penne and even a dumpling-style shape. You choose the exact ingredients that go into your pasta, making it healthier than store-bought options, and it’s made with dishwasher-safe parts so cleanup is easy.
Everlasting Comfort Neck Pillow and Sleep Mask Set
A comfy neck pillow and eye mask should help Bae get the necessary beauty sleep they require when returning home for the holidays. This two-piece travel set was designed with convenience and relaxation in mind; the pillow features gel-infused memory foam that enhances comfort for both the head and neck. The ultra-plush velour cover also feels serenely soothing on the skin. There’s even a cellphone pocket designed into the pillow to safely store an iPhone when escaping to dreamland.
Brooklinen Luxe Pillowcases
When it comes to bed, bath and other home goods, Brooklinen is tough to top. It seems whatever they make, they make with quality fabrics. It’s no wonder their robes and comforters grace nearly every Best Of list year in and year out.
One item every household, and bed, needs? Great pillowcases. These Luxe Pillowcases from the fan-favorite brand have a buttery-smooth weave and a 480-thread count with a luminous finish for elevating your bed game and your nightly slumber. All of the pillowcases have envelope closures for discretion and they’re available in basic and limited-edition, bold colors and patterns.
DIY S’mores Maker
Have you ever been to a restaurant that offers a table-side s’mores dessert? If not, then take our word for it: it’s totally awesome. For anyone that loves s’mores, and what kind of person doesn’t love s’mores, give the ultimate Christmas present — a s’more making kit. There are a lot of overpriced s’mores makers for sale in 2021, but we like this one from Nostalgia that comes with large trays for storing graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows and more. It uses an electric flameless heater so it’s safe to use indoors, and it comes with two stainless steel roasting forks for getting that perfect toasted mallow every time.
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Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Amazon Shipment Deadlines:
Last day to order more than 10 million items eligible for One-Day Delivery — Thursday, December 23
Last day to order millions of items eligible for Same-Day Delivery and Free Two-Hour Grocery Delivery in select cities — Friday, December 24*
Only Amazon eGift cards or an Amazon Prime Membership — Saturday, December 25
USPS Holiday Delivery Deadlines:
Retail Ground — Wednesday, December 15
First Class Mail — Friday, December 17
Priority Mail — Saturday, December 18
Priority Mail Express — Thursday, December 23
UPS Holiday Delivery Deadlines:
UPS Ground — December 15
UPS 3 Day Select — December 21
UPS 2nd Day Air — December 22
UPS Next Day Air — December 23
FedEx Holiday Delivery Deadlines:
FedEx SmartPost — December 9
FedEx Home Delivery — December 15
FedEx Ground — December 15
FedEx Express Saver — December 21
FedEx 3Day Freight — December 21
FedEx 2Day — December 22
FedEx 2Day A.M. — December 22
FedEx 2Day Freight — December 22
FedEx 1Day Freight — December 23
FedEx Extra Hours — December 23
FedEx Standard Overnight — December 23
FedEx Priority Overnight — December 23
FedEx First Overnight — December 23
FedEx SameDay — December 25
FedEx SameDay City Priority — December 25
FedEx SameDay City Direct — December 25
*This gift guide was last updated on Tuesday, December 14 at 6:45 p.m. EST.
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