The 101 Best Christmas Gifts of 2022 Will Top Holiday Wish Lists

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Christmas is the time of year when you get to play Santa and make someone’s holiday extra special by picking out the perfect gift. All it takes is patience, research and a little 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.

Of course, Christmas is about so much more than getting presents, but it’s not not about the presents. Every year, we take great 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. We prepare all year long to bring you the year’s top Christmas gifts, and we’ve got gift guides for everyone on your list — gifts for him, gifts for her, the best presents for your wife, your Gen Z teen and even the best toys.

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The first half of 2022 introduced some game-changing products to the market. Refer back to some of SPY’s latest Best of 2022 guides, including the Top 65-Inch TVs of the Year, the Best Beard Trimmers and the Best Instant Cameras for some gift-giving inspiration.

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But make no mistake, this is where you’ll find the most popular Christmas presents that your significant other, family members, siblings and co-workers will be adding to their holiday wish lists. Whether you need Christmas gifts for the entire family, stocking-stuffers or Secret Santa surprises, 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. Of course, the holidays are still far away, and we’ll be updating this gift guide as new must-have products are released.

From elite smart home products to fancy footwear, home bar essentials to retro toys for nostalgia-obsessed millennials, we present to you the 101 best Christmas gifts of 2022 as part of SPY’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.


Best Christmas Gift of 2022: Apple AirPods Pro 2

You likely know someone who wants to upgrade their AirPods this holiday season, so do them a favor and secure the new AirPods Pro 2. Apple’s latest earbuds released on September 23, and come with an improved chip for better noise cancellation, ambient listening and acoustics. These buds have gotten a lot of buzz, and we believe they’ll be one of the top Christmas gifts of 2022. If you’re set on gifting them to someone (or a few people!) on your list, then we recommend purchasing them early in the season.

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Magna Tiles 32-Piece Colors Set

If you’re the parent of a toddler and you don’t already own Magna-Tiles, we’re gently requesting you add them to your cart immediately. These magnetic building tiles are the ultimate educational toy for young kids, and they fuse together science, math, creativity and motor skills. You can build flat or 3D structures, and multiple SPY editors have enjoyed playing with them as full-grown adults — so you know they’re the real deal.

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Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

The Brooklinen Super Plush robe is the kind of product that your recipient 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.

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Best Stocking Stuffers: Crocs Jibbitz 5-Pack

Crocs have made a comeback (keep scrolling for more on that), so if you know someone who dons a pair on the daily, then chances are they will appreciate some Jibbitz as a Christmas gift. These Crocs-specific charms are a fun way to personalize the classic clogs and come in a variety of themed packs including “Desert Sky” — the pack below that features a rainbow, cactus and other fun icons. Because there are so many fun Jibbitz to choose from and so many ride-or-die Crocs lovers, we’re naming these the best stocking stuffers of 2022.

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2022 All-New Kindle

Amazon released another, upgraded version of the Kindle this year, and we’re anticipating it’ll be one of the best Christmas gifts for book lovers this year. Why should you purchase a new Kindle? This is the lightest and most-compact Kindle to date, with a 16 gigabyte memory for storing thousands of books. Since we’re all addicted to our phones, why not give the gift of distraction-free immersion in the latest fiction stories, self-help gospels and historical biographies? Note: this gift officially releases on October 12, 2022.

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Tozo W1 Wireless Charger

A wireless charger makes a great gadget stocking stuffer under $15, and this one from Tozo is one of our favorites. It’s built super slim and compatible with all the latest smartphones including the iPhone 14 and Samsung Galaxy S20. It’s perfect for keeping your desktop neat and minimalist and is built with three different charging modes for maximum efficiency.

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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 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 so that it’s packed with taste but not off-the-charts spicy.

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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 13 and Samsung Galaxy S22. It’s one of the lightest and slimmest chargers on the market, and these little gadgets are perfect stocking stuffers, too.

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Panel Sound Pickleball Paddle Set

Forget baseball, pickleball is America’s new favorite pastime, and this paddle set is the perfect gift for anyone who has recently hopped on the bandwagon. More experienced players have probably already invested in their own rackets, but beginners that have yet to discover the joys of pickleball will love this set. It comes with two paddles, four balls, cooling towels and a carrying case. With seemingly the entire country falling in love with this sport, we’re confident pickleball starter sets like this are sure to be some of the best Christmas gifts of 2022.

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Best Athleisure Christmas Gift of 2022: Vuori Joggers

Vuori is one of our favorite up-and-coming athleisure brands, and they also make the best joggers in the world, according to our product reviewers. Now that our work-from-home days are largely behind us, it’s time to upgrade those sweatpants you wore during the pandemic and help your friends do the same.

Gift your male or female friends Vuori’s stylish, comfortable joggers this holiday season and give them an outfit to rock at home and while running errands. Each pair has a tailored fit with a soft stretch, plenty of color options and a grab at the ankle design that doesn’t add too much bulk.

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Best Splurge Gift: iRobot Roomba i3 EVO Robot Vacuum

Gift anyone in your life the ability to never vacuum again with this top-rated Roomba robot vacuum. It contains patented Dirt Detect Technology for cleaning especially messy areas of your home with precision, and it has Multi-Surface Rubber brushes that adjust to different floor types. It also syncs with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can start cleaning with just your voice.

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2021 Apple iPad


Most shoppers don’t realize that you can buy a new Apple tablet for under $300, and that makes the 2021 iPad 9 one of the year’s most giftable Apple products, even if it isn’t the newest. One of the year’s best tech gifts, this iPad is a great pick for almost anyone on your list — from the news junkie dad to the dedicated graduate student. The Retina display is great for bingeing shows and the slim, compact body packs a powerful processor into a travel-friendly gadget.

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Make This Tonight Cookbook

Tastemade, an online video network filled with mouth-watering culinary programming, has created a cookbook designed to help chefs of all skill levels get dinner on the table faster. It’s got over 100 flavorful recipes for delectable meals including Whole Roasted Za’atar Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce as well as a Curry-Butter Roast Chicken. It’s designed for busy home chefs who still want to eat well during the hectic workweek, and it would make a great Christmas gift for almost anyone on your list with a passion for home-cooked food.

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Orastone Rechargeable Electric Hand Warmer

What kind of Christmas gifts are cozy, convenient and stylish? You may not think of an electric hand warmer, but just check out this chic little device. We’ve been obsessed with this product ever since we first tried it out. The Orastone hand warmer comes in many fun patterns and takes just two minutes to reach toasty temperatures. The compact design is perfect for carrying in your pocket on a chilly day (or slipping into a stocking on Christmas Eve), and it’ll stay warm for 3-4 hours on a full charge. For friends or family who are always complaining about the cold, this is one of our favorite Christmas gift ideas.

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Valentino Mini Born in Roma Perfume Set

Valentino’s two most popular couture fragrances are now available in a mini sample set that’s a perfect Christmas gift for girlfriends, wives or sisters this holiday season. The Born in Roma Donna Eau de Parfum is a vanilla bourbon base with hints of woody jasmine, and the Voce Viva Eau de Parfum is a feminine-forward bouquet of white flowers, crystal moss and vanilla.

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Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie

The Carhartt beanie is a wardrobe essential no matter who you are or where you live, and much like a classic blazer or pair of white sneakers — it’ll never go out of style. It’s made with 100% acrylic rib knit material that’s stretchy and comfortable, and it’s the rare fashion accessory that is super-trendy yet will never go out of style. This one-size-fits-all beanie also comes in many different colors, letting you pick the perfect color for your gift recipient’s taste.

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Best Last Minute Christmas Gifts of 2022: Massimo Bottora’s Italian Cooking Masterclass

It’s hard to beat a delicious Italian dinner, especially one from a master chef. You might not be able to hire him as your personal cook, but you can learn cooking tips from Massimo Bottura’s Masterclass on Modern Italian Cooking. It’s just one of the hundreds of classes you can take with a Masterclass membership, and would make an excellent last-minute or digital gift for a lifelong learner in your life. You can give a 1-year Masterclass membership to someone in your life for a little over $100, which comes with access to Massimo’s class as well as ones from Jane Goodall, Bob Iger and Steve Martin, among others.

Read More: SPY MasterClass Review

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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. Once again, we expect these surprise toys to be one of the top stocking stuffers of the year. There are miniatures from 70 different brands hidden inside, including Lunchables, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Babybel and more. Kids will love cracking these open on Christmas morning, and the presents inside make great desk toys for adults.

Read More: The 75+ Best Stocking Stuffers of 2022

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Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Overhead Headphones

Sony’s top-selling XM4 wireless headphones got an upgrade in 2022, and we expect them to top many Christmas wish lists this year. These industry-leading headphones have been updated with two processors that control eight different microphones for improved clarity and noise cancellation. They’re also perfect for hands-free calling, and with up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge, the music never has to stop.

Read More: SPY Sony XM5 Headphones Review

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ChuckIt! Ball Launcher

New puppy during the holiday season? Then a Chuck It is definitely in order. This popular pet toy launches balls across backyards, park lawns and even beaches so your pup can chase, grab and return to their heart’s content.

It’s 12 inches long and made of lightweight material so it’s easy to throw in a trunk or bring on walks. It comes with a ChuckIt! branded ball, but any tennis ball will fit inside its top. If anyone in your life has a new dog, or an old dog that could use a new trick, this is one of our go-to Christmas gift ideas for pet lovers.

Read More: The Best Gifts for Pet Owners

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Best Family Christmas Gift: Hisense U6H ULED 4K Premium TV

Who would turn down a ULED 4K smart TV with Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant/Alexa integration? Not us. Hisense’s latest line of ULED TVs come outfitted with hi-tech features and deliver premium performance at a relatively affordable price point, making them a perfect splurge family gift this holiday season.

The company’s ULED technology makes automatic adjustments in real-time and scene-by-scene modifications to produce clear and stunning picture quality, and since everyone can enjoy it you really only need to make one purchase to cover everyone in the household come Christmas morning. The U6H comes available in three different sizes — 55, 65, and 75 inches — each one ideal for completing any entertainment center.

Read More: Hisense U6H SPY Review

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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.

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Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Coffee Maker

An elevated coffee maker is a perfect gift for any java enthusiasts on your list who don’t need anything incredibly fancy, but love a well-made cup each morning. This one from Nespresso has a sleek, elegant design including Espresso and Lungo programs and an integrated milk frother. It has a rapid heat-up temperature that can reach the ideal temperature in just 25 seconds, and it comes in four different colors for matching kitchen decor.

Nespresso coffee makers are luxe Christmas gifts that are perfect for in-laws, parents, grandparents and even your partner who’s been complaining about your janky coffee maker for months.

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Wixology Candle and Whiskey Glass

Wixology’s candles are a great 2-for-1 gift for whiskey lovers, as after burning off the candle, the container doubles as a cocktail glass you can keep and reuse. They have a few different scents including their Bourbon, Neat, which has hints of vanilla, caramel and oak. They’re made with 100% plant-based wax and are made to burn for up to 36 hours. Wixology also makes candles for wine lovers.

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Kordes Marble Cheese Board

This year, with the stay-at-home era behind us, products for entertaining are in high demand. In particular, we think cheese and charcuterie boards will be one of the best Christmas gifts of 2022, and we love this two-tone wood and marble cheese board. A perfect gift for a host, this cheese board is 12 inches in diameter and the perfect size for serving fruits, cheese and other snacks to guests. The marble helps control lingering odors and the natural wood surface is easy to wipe down after each use.

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Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer Brush

This hot air brush from Revlon has a cult following because of its low price tag, passionate reviews and ingenious design that combines two essential steps in hair styling. Taylor Galla, SPY’s Senior E-Commerce Editor, loves this brush for its fast-drying power, comfortable design and simple functionality. It enables you to dry and brush your hair in one step, making at-home, salon-quality blowouts much simpler. In our experience, this beauty product lives up to the hype, making it one of the year’s best Christmas gifts for women.

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Therabody Massage Guns

Massage guns are a great tech gift that’s also fitness-oriented and therapeutic, perfect for your hyper-active family member or friend who loves the latest anything in technology. The SPY team has tested all of the best massage guns, and Therabody is still the brand to beat. For this year’s Christmas gift guide, we’re recommending the Theragun Prime, their introductory massage gun that comes with five different speeds, an easy user interface and a selection of four massage gun heads for targeting different pain points throughout the body.

Read More: SPY Theragun Reviews

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Bronax Cloud Slippers for Men and Women

Cloud slides are the new house slippers: you heard it here first. Not only are these super comfortable, waterproof and chunky (in the trendy way), but they’re also some of the best Christmas gifts under $30 for coworkers, cousins or anyone else if you’re on a budget this holiday season. They come in a bunch of fun colors including lavender, blue, red and lemon yellow, and they have a cushioned footbed molded for comfort.

Two SPY editors own these and swear by them for lounging pool or oceanside, doing yard work or running a quick errand on a sunny day.

Read More: SPY Bronax Cloud Slides Review

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Best Christmas Gift for Husband: Cologne Atomizer


This is one of our favorite gifts of the year for travel buffs and scent-obsessed folks who want to take their favorite perfumes and colognes on-the-go, minus the bulky fragile glass bottles of course. An atomizer acts as a travel-sized bottle made for fragrances, with an easy-fill option that connects directly to your perfume’s pump, and a base made to prevent spillage and oxidation of your favorite scents. This handy travel gadget is also shatterproof, TSA-approved and 100% leakproof.

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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 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.

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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.

Read More: The Best Home Security Cameras of 2022

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2022 Gifting Trends: Retro Toys

Retro toys, and retro gifts in general, are one of our favorite gifting trends for 2022. Everyone loves a nostalgic throwback, and these retro toys are perfect for children and adults alike who love to play. Best of all, these screen-free toys let you use your hands and imagination. Lite Brite, Etch-a-Sketch and The Original Slinky are all still for sale and would make excellent gifts this holiday season.

There’s a reason these toys have stood the test of time and are still being made: they’re high-quality, entertaining and make great vintage household decor when not in use.

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Best Christmas Gift for Toddlers: Micro Kickboard Scooter for Kids

Looking for Christmas gifts for kids? Push scooters are a safe choice for kids of all ages. For toddlers specifically, we recommend the Micro Kickboard for its safe design and endless entertainment it provides for kids. This one has an innovative, smooth-rolling 3-wheeled design that offers stability while helping kids practice their balance and coordination. The T-bar is adjustable and it can hold up to 110 pounds while remaining lightweight and easy for parents to carry. There’s no assembly required, so kids can unwrap and use it right away on Christmas morning.

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Apple Watch Series 8

Apple products are always on Christmas wish lists, and the brand new Apple Watch Series 8 is a dream Christmas gift for a lot of folks. We’re betting pretty much anyone on your list would be happy to receive one of these. The brand new design has many of the same features including an Always-on retina display that’s crack-resistant, IP6X dust-resistant and swim-proof. It also has a number of new health features including Crash Detection and Fall Detection, which can be reassuring for loved ones or older folks.

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Cariuma Sneakers

Shoes are one of our top gifting trends of the year, and these sneakers from Cariuma are the perfect gift for anyone who needs comfortable and stylish footwear for the office, park, travel days and everything in between. They’ve got a classic look that’s neutral enough to be paired with jeans, dresses, skirts and trousers. We also love that all Cariuma shoes are made with eco-friendly natural materials in ethical factories; they even use carbon-neutral shipping so you can feel good about your gift purchase. 

Finally, with every sale, Cariuma also plants two trees to help reforest their founders’ homeland of Brazil, so not only is this a trendy gift, it’s a give-back one as well.

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Brooklinen Sheets

There’s nothing like a fresh, clean, crisp set of sheets to make your bed feel more luxurious. And if you’re going to gift bedding, it’s hard to go wrong with this Classic Set from Brooklinen. They’ve got a breathable 270 thread count of 100% long-staple cotton so you stay cool all night, and come in a ton of colors and patterns. We recommend gifting them to new apartment dwellers, college dorm inhabitants and even that girlfriend or guy friend of yours whose bedroom could use a refresh.

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Best Tech Gift for Kids: Toniebox Audio Player Starter Set

This audio player is built for kids and made to reduce 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.

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Best Friend Christmas Gifts: Our Place Mini Collection

You’re probably familiar with the Always Pan and Perfect Pot from Our Place. The Always Pan was one of the top Christmas gifts of 2020 and 2021, and the brand has skyrocketed to success with high-quality, stylish and multi-purpose cookware designed to replace the most common pots and pans in your kitchen. This year, they’ve released a mini version of their most popular products.

You can purchase a Mini Always Pan, perfect for fried eggs, side dishes and cooking for one, as well as a Mini Perfect Pot, perfect for sauces, soups, grains and reheating leftovers. Your best friend who loves to cook but is lacking in storage space? Consider them gifted.

Editor’s Note: The Mini Perfect Pot is currently sold out, but anticipating a restock during the gifting season.

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Best Christmas Gift for Techies: Anker GaNPrime Chargers

Anker’s new GaN fast charger lineup relieves low battery anxiety by employing Gallium Nitride technology to speed up the charging process without overheating devices. Each charger takes a different form and has different outlets to power up everything from smartphones to laptops. Our personal favorite is the 733 Power Bank for its 2-in-1 capabilities; it serves as both a wall-charging solution and a portable charger. You can’t go wrong gifting any of these products to co-workers or friends who don’t want to remain lassoed to their charging cables.

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Men’s and Women’s Jewelry From Miansai

Jewelry is a popular gift any time of year, but the holidays are the perfect season to splurge on a little bit of bling for the man or woman in your life. Miansai is our recommended jewelry brand this year for both men’s and women’s pieces, as they make stylish, subtle and delicate pieces for all genders. The Metric Chain Bracelet and Totem Garnet Necklace pictured below are two of our favorite picks for their everyday wear designs, gold flare and simple constructions.

The brand has plenty of pieces to choose from, so we recommend giving their full website a browse if someone you love loves to accessorize.

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YETI Coolers

YETI products are some of our favorite outdoor gear, and for a park day, beach excursion or car camping trip — their large cooler or portable cooler backpack 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 and 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.

Read More: The Best Backpack Coolers of 2022

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Best Grooming Gift of 2022: Disco Skincare Set

Disco is one of our favorite skincare brands for men because they make simple, effective products for men that are high-quality without majorly breaking the bank. This Starter Kit is a perfect grooming gift set for the guy in your life who wants a skincare routine but isn’t sure where to start. It comes with a cleanser, exfoliating face scrub and a moisturizer to help brighten and hydrate skin, and Disco comes with the option to subscribe so your gift-ee never runs out of the products they need.

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Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is always a big hit around the holidays for gamers of all ages, and we anticipate yet again it’ll be a popular present on Christmas wish lists this year. It’s the gaming system that revolutionized portable gaming and enables you to play games whenever, wherever you want via the flexible, switchable design. It comes with three different play styles: TV mode, Tabletop mode and Handheld mode, as well as 9+ hours of battery life. If you’re going to splurge on a new Switch for someone you love, make sure you get a Nintendo Switch carrying case while you’re at it.

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Best Christmas Gifts for Girlfriend: Square Wine Glass Set

Need a gift for your girlfriend or a wine enthusiast in your life? These square wine glasses are a perfect dupe for the much more expensive Crate & Barrel ones and are a chic spin on the classic design. The set comes with four and is made with 100% lead-free crystal, for the sparkle you want without an exorbitant price tag. You can never have too many wine glasses, making this a perfect gift for those on your list who crack open a bottle just because.

Read More: The Best Gifts for Girlfriends of 2022

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Men’s and Women’s UGG Slippers


You can’t go wrong with a cozy pair of slippers, especially around the holidays. These UGG Ascot Slippers for men are a perfect shoe for the winter, so go ahead and upgrade the dingey ones your boyfriend is still rocking while working from home. They’re made with water-resistant suede, warm wool and the rubber outsole makes them good for outdoor use as well.

These Tasman Slippers are our pick for women because they offer full coverage for cold feet, a stylish UGG trim and come in a bunch of colors. They have the sheepskin lining as well as an UGG pure wool insole for comfort, and the Treadlite outsole gives you great traction for neighborhood walk or grabbing the paper.

Read More: The Best Men’s House Slippers of 2022

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Carhartt Legacy Work Backpack


Carhartt makes a lot of great everyday accessories, including this work backpack that’s both stylish and practical, perfect for the office, classroom or airplane. It has Carhartt’s signature rugged exterior that houses a 15-inch laptop sleeve, space for a tablet and a zippered exterior pocket for access to important items like your keys, wallet, etc.

The padded straps are contoured to fit most shoulders comfortably and it comes in a few different neutral colors. This bag packs a ton of quality and durability into the price and comes from a brand that’s all the rage with Gen Z’s utilitarian sense of style.

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Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection

Dr. Seuss’s books are classics for a few reasons: they’re adorable, fun for children and adults and great for young kids just learning how to read. This beginner box set includes some of his best books for young readers just taking to the page for the first time — The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and Green Eggs and Ham, just to name a few. The set comes with five hardcover books in total in a portable set you can take with you on the road or keep at home for bedtime stories.

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Best Christmas Gift for Mom: Mackenzie Childs Whistling Tea Kettle

This gorgeous tea kettle from Mackenzie Childs might be the perfect gift for mom and grandma. It has a heavy gauge steel underbody with white and black checks hand-painted on the exterior. The red accents pop and the curved handle will add pomp and polish to any stovetop. If you have anyone on your shopping list that’s obsessed with Mackenzie Childs, then this is the perfect Christmas gift idea. Pair it with a tea sampler set like this one from Vahdam Tea (an Oprah-approved brand) for a thoughtfully curated gift.

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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.

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Crocs have officially made a comeback, 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 breathable, so your feet stay dry and comfortable. They also make Crocs for Kids, which are perfectly washable shoes for children who tend to spill, step in and stain everything.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Whether 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 E-Commerce and Special Projects Editor Tyler Schoeber tested many instant cameras in 2022 and found Fujifilm’s Instax to be the best. Fujifilm’s photos print and develop in just two minutes, much faster than other brands, so you get your photos immediately.

Read More: SPY Fujifulm Instax Mini 11 Camera Review

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Seiko Men’s Essential Brown Leather Watch

Square, smaller watches are some of the trendiest watches for men in 2022, and we’re in love with this Seiko design as a gift this holiday season. It’s made with textured leather and golden steel for a polished look. It’s simple enough to wear every day and decorative enough for date night, and it’s available at a medium-splurge price that’s worthwhile for the quality you get. We know how hard it can be to pick out the best Christmas gifts for men, but we’re confident any watch lover would be happy to find this trendy square-face watch under the tree.

Read More: The Best Men’s Watches of 2022

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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 2022, 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 81,000 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 2022.

If you want to make this gift even more special, combine it with a bottle of beard oil or one of our favorite beard brushes.

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Kiehl’s Nourishing Beard Oil

Anything from Kiehl’s screams “good gift” and this beard oil is perfect for your friend, partner, dad or grandpa with facial hair. Whether they’ve got light scruff they like to keep minimal or a full bushy beard this oil is formulated to help hydrate the hair and moisturize the skin underneath. It’s made with Eucalyptus, Sandalwood and Cedarwood essential oils for an earthy aroma and is perfect for taming and controlling coarse facial hair.

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Smallbirds Kids Wool Runners

Yes, these are Allbirds for kids — and they’re adorable. They’re teeny-tiny wool shoes that are machine washable and come in a few neutral colors, perfect for fall and winter. They’ve got sizes for 5T all the way up to 10T, elastic laces for easy on and easy off, and are made with temperature-regulating ZQ Merino wool.

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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.

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J.Crew Cashmere Cable-Knit Sweater

If you’re looking to go a more traditional route with your gift, then a cashmere cable-knit sweater from J.Crew might just be the ticket. They’ve upgraded their cashmere to look and feel even softer, while supporting responsible cashmere construction via their business practices. This sweater is perfect for a holiday gathering and comes in a slew of on-theme winter colors including “Toffee,” pictured below.

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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.

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Great Jones Dutch Baby

Great Jones makes beautiful, brightly-colored cookware that performs well in the kitchen too. This Dutch Baby is their version of a 3.5-quart dutch oven that’s a great Le Creuset dupe if you’re not looking to spend hundreds of dollars. It’s safe for all stovetops, including induction, and fits perfectly on top of one burner. It comes in four du jour colors including Mustard, an excellent choice for fall.

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Popcornopolis Gourmet Popcorn Tin

The time between Christmas and New Year’s is basically a no-man’s land when it comes to everything: productivity, grooming and snacking. Giant popcorn tins are always crowd-pleasing Christmas gifts for the food-motivated folks in your life, and it’s a perfect gift idea under $50 for coworkers, neighbors, mailmen, doormen and other important people who deserve a treat. This tin comes with 14 cups of kettle corn, cheddar cheese popcorn and caramel corn popcorn, and the 2-gallon tin is perfectly festive for the holidays.

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Samsung Freestyle Smart Projector

In our review of the Samsung Freestyle laser smart projector, our Tech Editor John Velasco called it the “swiss army knife” of projectors. The unique design combines a projector, smart speaker and smart light into one device, which is why we named it a winner in the SPY Smart Home Awards 2022. It can stream your favorite shows, help you play games and even connect with your favorite online fitness class. To justify the high price tag, the Freestyle also comes with impressive 360-degree audio that can fill a room, while Auto Leveling and Auto Focus technology keeps the image as clear as possible.

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Modern Mixology Bartender Kit

Year after year, we’ve seen mixology kits like this become some of the most popular Christmas gifts among SPY readers. For any amateur mixologist on your holiday shopping list, this bartending kit is the way to go. It includes everything you need to make top-notch cocktails at home, including an 18-ounce shaker, a Hawthorne strainer, a double jigger, a bottle opener, mixing spoon, ice tongs and a stand for easy storage. We all became amateur bartenders in the pandemic, and this set, crafted from durable stainless steel, is the perfect gift for anyone looking to continue mixing.

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Therabody Wave Roller

The fitness fanatics in your life already have the basics like running shoes, sports earbuds, and a massage gun. But if you want to gain their respect, think outside of the box, and roll this underneath their Christmas tree. The Therabody Wave is a unique recovery tool for post workouts that releases tension across the body using 5 vibration settings. Silicone wave grooves apply extra pressure to muscles. Therabody’s companion app extends functionality by letting users personalize foam rolling routines based on their needs. Should this be out of your price range, consider the smaller, yet still effective, Wave Duo or Wave Solo for a bit less.

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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 comes in a variety of colors, including this bright orange you’ll be able to spot from anywhere in the party.

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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.

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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.

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Solo Stove Mesa + DIY S’mores Kit

Just because your summer camp days are behind you doesn’t mean you have to go without s’mores. Solo Stove recently released their smallest portable campfire yet, the Mesa, and we’re already betting it’ll be one of the best Christmas gifts for outdoorsmen and s’mores lovers alike. With its compact size, it’s perfect for roasting marshmallows anywhere. Pair it with a set of marshmallow roasting sticks and you’ve got yourself chocolatey, gooey dessert just a few steps away at home.

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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.

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Personalized Hobby Tumblers

A personalized Christmas gift always takes a thoughtful present one step further, and these tumblers come with the ability to customize each one with a friend or family member’s name and favorite hobby. You can pick their skin and hair color as well as a favorite pastime from choices like golf, reading, pets and more.

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National Geographic Slime Kit

Who doesn’t love a good ball of slime to squish around? This slime kit from National Geographic is a perfect gift for kids who love a good hands-on science project, bright colors and making a gooey mess. It comes with 8 different varieties of slime including a DIY glow-in-the-dark slime recipe, and there are 8 storage tins to make cleanup as easy as possible.

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Bokksu Japanese Snack Box Subscription

Bokksu is a gourmet Japanese snack delivery service that sends a selection of goodies on a monthly basis, and you can gift 3-, 6-, and even 12-month subscriptions making it a perfect gift option for the holidays. Each box includes chips, crackers, candies and other desserts, and includes a pamphlet explaining what each snack is, where it comes from and details the ingredients. Got a foodie in your life? This is a perfect, unique gift for the holiday season.

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Best Fitness Gift of 2022: Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells

Dumbbells are one of the best pieces of strength training equipment you can get, and adjustable dumbbells are even better. We reviewed a ton of pairs of adjustable dumbbells, and Bowflex’s SelectTech still came out on top. 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 2022. 

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LEGO Bonsai Tree

A LEGO building kit is a perfect Christmas gift for people who love to tinker with their hands and adults who regularly prioritize play. This kit builds a beautiful bonsai tree, and since it’s not live it’s great for black thumbs or plant-averse people as well. It’s made with 878 pieces and is an intermediate challenge, perfect for older children and young adults. It has detachable pink blossoms with frogs hidden in them, as well as an elegant box base for display. This is a great gift for any creatives on your list who love a good hands-on project.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2 Smartphone Printer

Having photos saved to your iCloud account is nice and all, but having physical prints of them feels more meaningful. Add new memories to family albums using Fujifilm’s portable smartphone printer. It’s easy to carry around, the setup and user experience are basic, and there are a host of features that make framing stills fun. The companion app has editing tools to customize shots, and cool features like InstaxAir let you create light-painting-style images by moving the printer in the air like a motion controller.

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Best Gifts for Parents: Welly Adventure Kits

No, we’re not talking about your parents, but rather any friends or siblings who are now parenting their own crew of kids. A first aid kit might seem like an unusual Christmas gift at first, but we love Welly, and we promise your recipient will, too. Welly’s Adventure Kits are full of all the ointments, bandages and OTC remedies you could possibly need for the bumps, burns, scrapes and little injuries that result from a life well-lived. Plus, kids will fall in love with the brand’s Bravery Bandages, and the fun designs will make boo-boos a little more bearable.

Welly Adventure Kits come in colorful and compact tins and are a perfect Christmas gift for parents. The brand also has smaller kits that make for great stocking stuffers for adults.

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3D Doodler Start+ 3D Pen

This is the only 3D pen designed specifically for children, with no hot parts and a nozzle that can be touched without a burn risk. It’s designed to 3D print small structures and is perfect for inventive kids looking to create 3D art at home. It’s a perfect screen-free tool for the young kids in your life and comes with 72 color strands so they can get started right away.

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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. 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.

Read More: Winc Wine Club Review

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Mirror Smart Home Fitness System


If you’ve been on the fence about whether this smart gym system is worth the investment, then you’ve got your answer. SPY editors reviewed a bunch of the top-selling fitness mirrors in 2022 and MIRROR was one of our favorites.

This incredibly unique workout streaming system features a library with more than 50 types of workouts from cardio to yoga, strength, boxing and more. 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 still king, this is one of the best Christmas gifts of 2022.

Read More: SPY MIRROR Fitness Mirror Review

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Botanical Goods Pillar Candles

Candles are always some of the most popular Christmas gifts, but picking out a candle that still feels like a thoughtful gift idea can be a challenge. Botanical Goods is one of our favorite Etsy stores for unique, gorgeous candles that are perfect for gifting to your aesthetically-inclined family and friends. They come in unique colors and shapes and are perfect home decor for coffee tables, nightstands, bookshelves and dressers. They have a wide selection, but we’re particularly fond of their Danish pastel varieties, pictured below.

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TreeBuddees Christmas T-Rex Dinosaur Ornament

A funny, festive Christmas ornament can make a great affordable gift for anyone on your list who loves a decorated tree. This T-Rex is wearing a Christmas scarf, Santa hat and biting a present — not very holly jolly but on-brand for this beast. It’s made with hand-painted resin for increased durability over glass and is roughly 3.5 inches large, perfect for Christmas trees of all sizes.

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BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

Got a friend who craves a night out at a karaoke bar? This Bluetooth karaoke mic gives them the ability to sing any song anywhere and can easily sync up with music from their phone or various singing apps for a seamless portable experience. It takes the bulk of a full-scale karaoke machine and strips it down into a solo mic for easy listening, and it comes in a bunch of bright, fun colors.

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Best Seasonal Christmas Gift of 2022: 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. They have plenty of options for women, children, plus sizes and more.

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KiwiCo Subscription

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.

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Victrola GO Portable Record Player

You might know Victrola best for their retro suitcase turntables. However, the Revolution GO portable record player is their most innovative and appealing product to date. While it won’t replace any traditional turntable setup, it’s designed to let music lovers play their vinyl records anywhere. The audio quality is substantial, especially given the portability, and the sound levels are crisp. The travel-friendly design includes a rechargeable battery so you’re not tethered to a power outlet. Best of all, the Revolution GO doubles as a Bluetooth speaker to play music from your mobile device when it’s time for a streaming playlist.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Read More: SPY Hatch Restore Alarm Clock Review

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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.

Read More: The Best Smart Speakers of 2022

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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.

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Furbo 360 Dog Camera

Furbo’s latest addition to their line of dog cameras comes with the ability to rotate 360 degrees and monitor your pet from all the angles with HD video quality. It gives you full room coverage while you’re away, 24 hours a day, and comes with adjustable treat tossing so you can award your good boy from afar. It’s got a barking sensor, 2-way audio and can give pet owners peace of mind while away from their furry companion. Newly updated for 2022, this is one of the top Christmas gifts for pet owners who hate being separated from their four-legged friends.

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Nike Low Blazer ’77 Sneakers

A new pair of Nikes is an excellent gift both for your stylish friends and practical friends who could use a pair of sneakers that aren’t from Costco. The Blazers have a classic design and simplicity that’ll match most wardrobes including a low-profile, suede detailing and retro Swoosh underneath the soft collar. If you’re going to gift a sneaker this year, we recommend these as a safe yet trendy bet.

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NBA 2K23 Video Game

A video game is an excellent gift for anyone in your life who already owns a PlayStation or Xbox, and this NBA 2K23 is the one we recommend for gamers and sports fans alike. It’s made with the latest in ultra-real gameplay animation technology for an immersive experience, and includes nostalgic throwbacks to the Michael Jordan era. MyTEAM and MyCAREER features allow you to track your progress over time, and it’s available for both PlayStation and XBox X gaming consoles.

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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.

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Smeg Retro Toaster

This retro toaster from Smeg is both an effective kitchen appliance and a cute device that’ll class up the counter with its rounded edges and mid-century modern aesthetic. It’s got two extra-wide slots, anti-slip feet and a crumb tray for minimizing mess, but more than that, it’s a design that’s withstood the test of time. It’s a perfect gift for someone in a new apartment, a lover of nostalgia and a collector of cute, retro goods.

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Disney+ Subscription

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.

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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.

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Bombas Socks Gift Bag

Socks might seem like a boring gift, but Bombas socks are the ultimate high-performance basic for your feet and will enhance the lives of anyone you give them to. This all-purpose set includes both ankle and calf socks and are made to feel comfortable during all types of activity — from running to running errands, frisbeeing and walking the dog. They come in a fun gift bag so your wrapping job is already done, and the basic colors are neutral enough for everyday wear, making them an excellent practical gift.

Read More: SPY Bombas Review

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Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey

A bottle of whiskey can make a great Christmas gift for a boss, father-in-law or cocktail lover who’s always looking to replenish their bar cart. Four Roses is one of our favorite whiskeys for the taste and price point and their Small Batch bottle has a mellow balance of flavors most drinkers will enjoy. It’s perfect for mixing into cocktails or enjoying straight up, and was the silver medal-award-winner in the World Whiskies Awards in 2022.

Read More: The Best Bottles of Whiskey of 2022

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Marshall Willen Bluetooth Speaker

A Bluetooth portable speaker is something almost everyone can use, whether they’re a frequenter of their local park or love a good beach day. Marshall just released a new Willen Bluetooth portable speaker that has a stylish, sleek design that’s classically Marshall and capable of producing big sound. It comes with 15 hours of playtime, IP67 water resistance for outdoor use and fits in the palm of your hand, so it doesn’t add bulk the way other machines do.

Read More: The Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers

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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.

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Tuddrom Store Throw Blanket

When in doubt, a fuzzy blanket can work wonders around the holidays when temperatures are brisk and everyone is looking to get cozy. This one has a reversible design, is made with ultra-soft mink fleece and is made to not shed fibers all over the couch.

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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.

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Updates: This Christmas gift guide was last updated on September 22, 2022. At that time, we added new Christmas gifts based on recent SPY reviews including the Samsung Freestyle Projector and the Marshall Bluetooth Speaker. We also added some of the latest gadgets from Apple, Kindle and Anker.


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