The holidays are creeping up on us, and you know what that means: endless hours of in-store or online shopping in search of the best Christmas gifts of 2020. You want to find the perfect gift ideas for your loved ones without destroying your bank account in the process. The thought alone calls for a double shot of tequila.
On the plus side, it’s also the time of the year that you get to play Santa and make someone’s Xmas extra special. It just takes some patience, research, and a bit of expert advice to fill up your shopping sleigh with some of the season’s must-have Christmas gifts.
The first half of 2020 already introduced some game-changing products to the market. Reference several of SPY’s Best of 2020 guides including the 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. An early anniversary gift, nice stocking-stuffer or Secret Santa surprise — there is something for every person, occasion, and price point.
From elite smart home products to fancy footwear, home bar essentials to health and wellness enhancers, we present to you this year’s best Christmas gifts as part of SPY’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide of 2020.
Check back often as we will continue to update this list with new, high-demand releases heading into the holidays. Lastly, because so many people will be shopping online this year, many retailers are warning of possible COVID-related shipping delays. We strongly recommend getting your Christmas shopping done early this year!
Apple Watch SE
Every year, Apple makes some of the best tech gifts, and the company recently unveiled a bunch of exciting new products just in time for the holidays. Already, the Apple Watch SE is topping lists of the best Christmas gifts of 2020, and we’d be thrilled to find this under the Christmas tree (hint, hint). More affordable than the Apple Watch Series 6, the SE still puts other smartwatches and fitness trackers to shame. This smartwatch boasts a larger Retina OLED display that makes it easy to take calls and answer texts on the go. As a fitness tracker, the swim-proof Apple Watch SE offers heart rate and blood pressure monitoring, GPS tracking and advanced fitness tracking features. If you prefer an always-on display and want blood oxygen monitoring, you’ll want to spend a little more on the new Apple Watch Series 6, but the Apple Watch SE will still run laps around the average smartwatch.
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 2020. Don’t be fooled by the fun exterior; these adorable little kits mean serious business. The adults on your list are sure to love the Welly Adventure Kit or Travel First Aid Kit. 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 gift for parents, and you just might want to trade your own boring Band-Aids for some Welly Bravery Bandages, too.
Herschel Supply Co. Miller Backpack
When it comes to buying backpacks, you can never go wrong with Herschel Supply Co. The Canadian brand has consistently churned out some of our favorite bags over the years, and their lastest Miller bag proves Herschel hasn’t lost its step. The exterior is clean and simple, with a large main pocket for storing books, a 15″ laptop and other large items, while the front zippered pocket is sizeable enough to stow daily essentials. The Miller comes in an array of attractive and clean-looking colors, though this Navy with the white accent is our favorite.
Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
“A collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes from America’s favorite home cook! In Modern Comfort Food, Ina Garten shares 85 new recipes that will feed your deepest cravings.” If you’re looking for a no-brainer gift for mom or your favorite home chef, then Ina Garten’s newest cookbook (shipping on October 6, 2020) is the perfect Christmas gift idea. After the year we’ve had, who couldn’t use a little more comfort food in their life?
New Amazon Echo Dot With Clock (4th Generation)
In late September Amazon revealed a whole new generation of Echo products, including the new Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker. Featuring a spherical design, this smart home hub looks like a futuristic piece of home decor — and that’s exactly what it is. This Alexa speaker is a perfect addition to any nightstand or countertop and offers superior sound quality compared to previous models. Because this product won’t be released until November 5 (it’s available for pre-order now), you can be reasonably certain its recipient doesn’t already have this in his or her home.
Sonic Percussion Massage Gun
We love Theragun massage guns, but we know that these premium percussive massagers aren’t exactly budget-friendly. Fortunately, the Sonic Percussion Massage Gun won’t completely break the bank, and it still offers intense deep-tissue percussive massage. After reviewing tons of massage guns, we were impressed with the Sonic’s power, battery life and features, and this has proven to be one of the most popular products featured on SPY in 2020. Massage guns are some of the best Christmas gifts of 2020, and they’re perfect presents for athletes and anyone that loves working out. This massager comes with five different massage heads and five speed settings to relieve sore muscles and aching limbs.
Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug
According to one SPY editor, you can fill up this insulated coffee mug with hot coffee at 8 a.m. and still have hot coffee by the time 8 p.m. rolls around. An insulated and travel-friendly coffee mug is always a good idea for Christmas gifts, and this popular mug from Fellow Products is definitely the one you want. Buy one for yourself and pick up a couple extra to give as gifts.
UGG Ascot Slipper
Everyone needs a quality house shoe or slipper. This is a non-negotiable point in 2020. And even if our current work-from-home lifestyle doesn’t bleed into 2021, these shoes will still get plenty of use from your giftee. From walking to grab the mail or lounging about the house, a quality pair of slippers is a must-have, especially when they’re this nice.
From the suede upper to the rubber bottom, you can expect durability in this slipper. But don’t let that durability fool you, this thing is comfy as hell thanks to the wool lining. We love the Ascot in Chestnut (pictured below) but if this color doesn’t do it for you, UGG makes the Ascot in four other attractive colors as well.
Wifey will be grateful to have this slim wine canteen come rosé season. Available in 18 colorful designs, the Winesulator stores a full bottle of vino and keeps it cool for up to 24 hours. A triple-insulated design and leak-proof lid guarantee that not one drop goes to waste.
Best Christmas Gifts for Men: Minimalist Black Watch with Analog Date
When choosing the best Christmas gifts of 2020, we had to include at least one MVMT timepiece. SPY editors love MVMT watches, and we’re obsessed with this brand’s all-black watches. MVMT is known for minimalist and stylish timepieces like this sophisticated vintage watch, which features a black leather strap, red accents and an analog date reader. You can buy this for dad to make him feel cool and young again, or gift it to your favorite guy. This watch will go with just about any outfit you can imagine, and it’s the perfect men’s accessory for any season.
Henry Rose Eau De Parfum Discovery Set
Henry Rose is Michelle Pfeiffer’s fragrance company, which is making major waves in a fragrance market usually dominated by the same names year after year. Henry Rose was based on a simple yet radical idea: instead of jealously guarding their ingredients and formula, the company is 100% transparent about its ingredients, and that means customers always know what they’re putting onto their body. We recently reviewed the brand’s new fragrance Smyth, but if you’re looking for the best Christmas gifts, then we’d recommend either the Henry Smith Discovery Set or the award-winning Queens & Monsters perfume. Queens & Monsters features notes of violet leaf and jasmine, along with bottom notes of vanilla, coco musk and sandalwood. Remember, Henry Rose is a unisex fragrance brand, so this isn’t just a great gift for her, but also for him, them, and anyone in your life who isn’t concerned with trivial matters like the gender binary.
Nintendo Switch Lite
While Microsoft and Sony further escalate hostilities, Nintendo is quietly winning the console wars. Just when you thought Nintendo couldn’t make its home-gaming consoles any more portable, here comes the Switch Lite. This smaller and cheaper alternative to the popular Switch lets players enjoy numerous Switch titles on the go, along with hundreds of digital games in the Nintendo eShop. Additionally, it offers up to 30 percent more battery life than its predecessor and reintroduces the popular D-Pad to execute precise moves when playing 2D and classic NES games. In other words, expect Mario to stick his landings more often. Spoil the gamer in your life with one of three unique colors: Gray, Turquoise and Yellow.
Editor’s Note: As one of the best Christmas gifts of 2019 and 2020 (and after a year of staying-at-home), the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite can be hard to find in stock. If you find this handheld console for sale, we recommend making your purchase before supplies disappear.
Veuve Clicquot Rose
Can’t decide what to get that special someone? Opt for a bit of bubbly. Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like the rose-induced euphoria that comes after finishing a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose. Whether as an appetizer or dessert, this sparkling rose will go down smooth and bring a smile to all who partake. It’s not cheap by any means, but for the holidays, this ride is worth the cost of admission.
PhoneSoap UV Sanitizers
We love PhoneSoap products here at SPY, and the company makes the best UV sanitizers for sale in 2020. We named this the best tech gift of 2020, and it’s the perfect Christmas present for germaphobes. (And in 2020, who isn’t a germaphobe?) These compact devices bathe your phone, keys, watch or other small items in 360-degrees of UV light, which destroys more than 99.99% of germs on the surface of your devices. In just 5-10 minutes, you can pick up your phone without worrying about viruses and bacteria. PhoneSoap makes several different models of their popular UV sanitizer. PhoneSoap 3 is the most affordable model, but we like PhoneSoap Pro, which sanitizes your devices in just five minutes and has an expanded chamber that can fit the largest smartphone models.
Fitbit Versa 3 Fitness Smartwatch
Since the New Year always sparks fitness aspirations, give your workout partner an encouragement boost by strapping the Fitbit Versa 3 on their wrist. As expected, all basic functions remain intact such as all-day tracking (e.g., calories burned, step count) and heart-rate monitoring. Fitbit brings over standout features from the previous version like automatic exercise recognition for 15 exercises, and Alexa integration while introducing new ones like Active Zone Minutes which alerts you mid-workout to increase your tempo in order to get the most out of your exercise. This smartwatch boasts over six days of battery on a full charge as well as built-in GPS.
Casetify Reusable Cloth Mask
Is this the sexiest gift on our list? Hard no. However, this is the sort of gift that anyone will appreciate in 2020/2021. Because, at the end of the day, masks are going to be part of our lives going forward.
So why, out of all the many masks in the world did we land on Casetify? A few reasons. First off, their masks are clean and simple. We love a Baby Yoda mask, but those aren’t always practical. Sometimes you want monotone without any flare. Next, these masks are made of breathable cotton for your comfort and protection and include a filter to keep out all the gross things you might breathe in. Finally, with each purchase, Casetify will donate a mask to a first responder. How’s that for bringing some Christmas cheer?
Monoki First Aid Kit Survival Kit (241 Items)
It’s no secret that 2020 has been a very stressful year, and natural disasters are naturally on the mind. That’s why the best emergency survival kits actually make for a perfect Christmas present for the safety-obsessed members of your tribe. This First Aid Survival Kit includes all of the medical supplies you might need in an emergency situation, along with survival tools such as a compass, emergency whistle and flashlight.
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
The popular 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.
Growlight Frame Shelf
Every green thumb’s worst nightmare is having their houseplants die during the winter. This two-in-one steel frame is more than just a stylish décor piece that transforms an indoor garden into artwork. It keeps plants alive and thriving with built-in LEDs that produce sufficient light when the sun isn’t available. A timer with low-to-full light options can help manage horticultural projects when away from the house.
Jot Ultra Coffee
You may have seen ads for Jot Coffee on Facebook or Instagram recently. To satisfy your curiosity, we tried this “ultra coffee” on your behalf, and we absolutely loved it. This coffee extract is 20x more concentrated than regular coffee, and a tablespoon is all you need to whip up your own iced coffee, Americanos, lattes and cafe con leche at home. Here in New York City, we’ve really been missing our morning visit to the coffee shop, but Jot Ultra Coffee lets you be your own barista. Jot is brewed from organic and fair-trade coffee beans, and it’s a great alternative to single-serve coffee pods. Taste-tested and approved by SPY editors, Jot is a great present for the coffee lovers in your life.
LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
A water bottle is more than just an ideal present that comes in handy when someone feels dehydrated. It shows that you care for their wellness. Dropping the LARQ in a loved one’s stocking should earn you plenty of cool points, as it eliminates all of the hard work that comes with maintaining a water bottle. The bottle has a self-clean mode that purifies water every two hours while keeping beverages cold for 24 hours (or hot for 12 hours). An integrated UV-C light helps neutralize up to 99.9999% of bacteria, making the LARQ a great hygienic solution for avid water drinkers.
Exploding Kittens Card Game
With more than nine million copies sold and over 35,000 ratings 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! However, if you have a defuse card (like a laser pointer), you’re safe. Likewise, depending on what’s in your hand, you can skip your turn, peek at the deck or even covertly place an exploding kitten for another player to find. 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.
Levi’s Trucker Jackets
Some items of clothing are so iconic that they never go out of style — Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses, Doc Marten boots, Air Jordan sneakers. And at the top of that small list you’ll find the undisputed king of everyday men’s fashion, the Levi’s Men’s Trucker Jacket. This effortlessly cool denim jacket will be just as stylish in 2030 as it is in 2020, and Amazon has this menswear staple in a variety of colors and styles. For a fashion-forward look, go with a white denim Levi’s trucker jacket, although you can’t go wrong with classic blue or black denim. While this is probably better known as a men’s jacket, Levi’s Women’s Trucker Jacket is also a great Christmas gift for her.
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.
DASH 3-Quart Air Fryer
You may recall that pretty much every list of the best Christmas gifts of 2019 featured this DASH air fryer. Well, here we are a year later, and we’re still recommending this trendy kitchen gadget to our readers. The aqua DASH air fryer combines a stylish retro aesthetic with modern cooking technology. This device makes it easy to quickly prepare healthy meals and side dishes for two to four people, and it’s a simple way to shave some calories off of your french fries without sacrificing the taste.
Nike Killshot 2 Men’s Sneakers
These shoes were everywhere in 2020, and we don’t expect that to change in 2021. Nike’s popular Killshot 2 sneakers combine a white leather upper with the brand’s iconic swoosh symbol, and these casual shoes are as comfortable as they are stylish. 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 this trendy footwear.
Google Pixel 4a
Google’s flagship phones get better with every new generation, and we named the Google Pixel 4a one of the top five smartphones of 2020. The new Google Pixel smartphone has a truly premium camera system (Google’s photo-processing is world-class) even compared to $1,000 flagship phones from Apple and Samsung. However, you can pick up the new Google smartphone for under $400. This is a great present for smartphone photographers and aspiring influencers.
Audible Monthly Subscription
For the avid bookworm who prefers consuming their literature in audio form, an Audible subscription is the most rewarding Xmas gift they can receive. Subscribers are afforded three titles each month, as well as access to the largest number of audiobooks and original ad-free audio shows on any device through the free Audible app. Subscriptions are available in 1-month ($15.00), 3-month ($45.00) and 6-month ($90.00) packages.
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
The Fellow Electric Kettle is the ultimate gift for anyone that loves a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a perfectly prepared cup of tea. We featured this brand’s popular insulated coffee mug earlier in our 2020 Holiday Shopping Guide, but you can spend a little more and put this nifty kitchen gadget under the Christmas tree, too. With the push of a button, you can start heating up water to enjoy the perfect pour-over coffee or tea. Fellow promises that its popular kettle “marries handsome design with flawless functionality for the ultimate brewing experience”, and this small but mighty gadget lives up to that promise.
Anker PowerCore 10000
A power bank isn’t the most exciting Christmas gift 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 portable charger offers universal compatibility with Apple, Samsung and Google devices, and it can charge your device of choice multiple times. With more than 35,000 reviews on Amazon, a stellar 4.6-star rating and a $20 price tag, it’s going to be one of the best-selling Christmas gifts on Amazon this year.
Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Squad Set
You might be entitled to a vacation every year, but your skin never takes a day off. To ensure your (and your partner’s) moneymaker looks radiant heading into the New Year, work on adopting the proper facial skincare regimen. This set from Kiehl’s has several of the brand’s best-performing products — each formulated to combat anti-aging, as well as cleanse and moisturize skin. And it’s unisex, perfect for any couple to share! Keep everything stored neatly in the accompanying psychedelic travel bag, as well.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones
Noise-canceling headphones are a must-have gadget, and no one does it better than Sony. Last year we were deeply impressed by Sony’s XM3 headphones, but the Mark 4 headphones are even better. Seriously, these are the world’s best noise-cancelling headphones as far as we’re concerned. The Sony XM4 wireless headphones offer peerless noise-cancellation, a sleek design and seamless Bluetooth connectivity. The price might give you pause, but anyone should be thrilled to find these under the Christmas tree in 2020.
Rothy’s Black Flats
In 2020 (and likely into 2021) we’re all about comfort. 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 2021. 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.
Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set
The holidays bring on plenty of stress, so what better way to heal the mind, body and soul than with some aromatherapy? This budget-friendly essential oil diffuser is one of the best Christmas gifts under $50 and is available now via Amazon Prime. This diffuser offers a stylish wood finish and ambient lights to create a soothing environment, and it offers a variety of timer settings. Even better, this product comes with 10 popular essential oils.
Baggu Reusable Bags & Totes
We love, love, love Baggu’s reusable shopping bags, and some of our favorite designs are perennially out of stock due to high demand. We’re confident your gift recipient will love these tote bags, too. By eliminating the need for single-use plastic bags, these totes are practical and eco-friendly Christmas gifts. Baggu customers can choose from a variety of styles and designs, and we’re guessing it will be hard to choose just one. So go ahead and head to Baggu to find a bag that speaks to you.
Drunk Elephant The Littles 4.0 Kit
If someone on your list puts proper skincare above all else, stop what you’re doing and pick up this kit from Drunk Elephant. Featuring nine different products, from their Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser to their C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, this cute and colorful kit will help your giftee’s skin shine all the brighter in 2021. What’s more, the kit is devoid of what Drunk Elephant calls the “Suspicious 6” aka Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Screens, Fragrance/Dyes and SLS. So regardless of your giftee’s skin type, he or she will love The Littles kit.
Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope
Books open the door to many priceless lessons and this one keeps its message simple: “Don’t hope for better…Just be better.” The follow-up to author Mark Manson’s critically acclaimed The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck serves as a counterintuitive guide for Negative Neds/Nancys and doomsayers in dire need of positive energy. As expected, Manson shares entertaining and thought-provoking insight on how to live a more meaningful life during the worst of times, which already speaks to a large audience, considering the current status of the world.
Click & Grow Smart Garden 3
For the green thumb of the family, the Smart Garden allows for simple indoor gardening when time, patience and sunlight are scarce. It’s a self-watering system that employs soil inspired by NASA technology to grow healthy herbs and vegetables — no GMOs, pesticides or harmful substances needed. The LED light system is also an effective solution that provides plants with a strong source of light on days when Mother Nature keeps the skies gray.
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 boozehound one of these glasses to give their home bar some class next to all of that top-shelf liquor.
Happy Socks Mix Socks Gift Box
Colorful socks can be a trendy way of showcasing a man’s personality. This assorted batch from Happy Socks brings together some of the brand’s exceptional offerings in bold and striking patterns that are sure to catch any fashion savant’s eye. Options are bountiful with over 30 curated gift boxes available featuring several distinct styles.
Gillette Heated Razor
For those who prefer a more traditional shave, Gillette’s latest innovation offers just that in a cutting-edge package. The handle is programmed with four intelligent heat sensors that activate with the push of a button to warm up the blades, so they can plow through thick hair and provide smoother strokes across the face. Look at it like performing a hot-towel shave, minus the hot towel. It’s as seamless to shave off stubble as it is to operate. The premium design and bundled magnetic wireless charging base also make the Heated Razor a hot décor piece for any bathroom.
Blunt Metro Travel Umbrella
Umbrellas always make practical gifts and the Blunt Metro is one that every 9-to-5er wants by their side when inclement weather threatens their wardrobe. Compact, collapsible, and sturdy, each umbrella undergoes extreme testing to ensure the best quality; it can stand up to 72mph winds and heavy downpour. Durable UV protection coating also keeps powerful sun rays from hitting your skin, preventing wrinkles and other signs of premature aging.
Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey Blenders’ Select
If your giftee is a fan of brown liquor, gift them this exquisite bottle of bourbon. We already listed Bulleit as one of our top choices when it comes to bourbon, but this Blenders’ Select is a refined version of the award-winning spirit. Make sure they enjoy it neat in one of those classy whiskey glasses you just picked up for the ultimate post-Christmas dinner pairing.
Philips Sonicare 4100 Electric Toothbrush
Electric toothbrushes are popular Xmas gifts that many people don’t fully appreciate until they notice a brighter smile several weeks later. And even though there are a ton of smart toothbrushes available in 2020, the SPY team unanimously agreed that the Philips Sonicare line is the best option for holiday shoppers. The Sonicare 4100 toothbrush has a straightforward and user-friendly design. The long-lasting battery ensures your toothbrush is always ready to clean those pearly whites, and the built-in timer makes it easy to brush properly.
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.
Tushy Classic Bidet
Handing someone a bidet as a Christmas gift sounds a bit sh*tty, but not every bidet is the Tushy. This unique accessory fits on most standard toilets, has customized pressure and angling to spray water at their desired intensity, and saves them money on toilet paper; it actually cuts down usage by 80%. Not to mention it’s also a clever way of poshing up one’s bathroom. If white is too plain, look into bolder colorways like Blue/Bamboo, Pink/White or Noir/Gold!
Tile Sticker Bluetooth Tracker
Your beau just unwrapped his brand-new iPad and the last thing you want is him “misplacing” it again before boarding a flight. Toss one of these sticker-based Bluetooth trackers on the tablet as a bonus gift before placing it under the Christmas tree. The Tile Sticker attaches to everything, can track items from up to 150 ft. away, and is waterproof. Amazon also has a special deal right now where shoppers can score a four-pack and an Echo Dot for only $60.
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.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Speaker
Portable Bluetooth speakers are popular all year round but rarely do you find one that is waterproof and can blast music louder than your HDTV. Those are voids the Wonderboom 2 satisfyingly fill, pumping out crisp sound and booming bass that will rattle listeners off of their pool floaties. At under $100 each, you might feel compelled to gift a set of two since they can be paired together to enjoy 360-degree stereo sound in any setting.
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.
Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker
Coffee is what gets our engine running in the morning. Return the Starbucks gift card and surprise your favorite java lover with the Nanopresso. It’s designed to brew coffee in less than 5 minutes and requires very little force to pump. This will save coffee sippers some time and deliver a much-needed boost before taking on the world.
You’re asking if it was really necessary to publish a book based on the phenomenally popular Instagram account? Yes, it was. The webcomic series still delivers the laughs with hypothetical jokes that continue to poke fun of today’s social behaviors and norms. It’s a must-own for any of the 4.8 million followers of the witty the IG page.
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.
Best Christmas Gift for Home Chefs: Always Pan
Our Place sells absolutely gorgeous kitchenware made by artisans, and the company’s Always Pan is one of the most popular kitchen tools of 2020. This cult-favorite cooking pan looks like a work of art and comes in a variety of stylish colors, but that’s not why we’re recommending it here. So why is an expensive pan one of the best Christmas gifts of 2020? This ingenious piece of nonstick cookware doesn’t just look great on your stove. It’s also cleverly designed to replace your fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula and spoon rest. After testing the Always Pan for ourselves, we can confirm that it more than justifies its price tag. For city dwellers, newlyweds or young people without a lot of kitchen space, it’s the perfect gift.
Everlane Mover Pack
We love the Mover Pack so dang much, we wrote an entire story featuring it. This is the duffle bag of all duffle bags. It has tons of room for just about anything you might need and even a separate shoe compartment so your dirty sneaks don’t ever touch your clean clothes. It’s made to be lightweight and extremely durable and has a 45-liter capacity. There are three ways to hold depending on your preference: as a regular duffle with double carrying straps, as a backpack or by using top and bottom haul handles. The Mover Pack normally comes in black and green, but the green is so popular that it’s currently sold out, so the black will have to suffice. With this bag, packing for your next weekend trip will be a breeze.
Jabra Elite 75t True Wireless Earbuds
True wireless earbuds are all the rage right now, and if your gift recipient isn’t already rocking Apple AirPods, then we’ve got the next best thing. The Jabra Elite 75t is one of the best noise-cancelling wireless earbuds on the market and one of the best Christmas gifts of 2020. These earbuds easily connect via Bluetooth with two devices at once, and the noise-cancelling feature works as well as any premium audio product. With a long battery life, quality microphone for phone calls, a comfortable fit and easy-to-use controls, this product has everything we’re looking for in wireless earbuds.
Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmers
Keeping warm in the colder seasons does require more than a pair of gloves, a scarf and a trapper hat. That is where these hand warmers come into play. Rechargeable and reusable, Zippo integrated its patented HeatBank technology into these tiny heat-emitting gadgets, along with six different heat settings to generate efficient, dual-sided warmth for nine hours. They’re suitable for any and every cold situation, be it camping outdoors in low temperatures or shivering underneath the office AC vent. They also double as power banks to charge USB devices like smartphones, tablets, cameras, and MP3 players — pretty cool.
Yukon Growlers Insulated Beer Growler
Nothing is less refreshing than warm, flat beer. Yoke Growlers comes to the rescue with a triple-insulated growler that keeps your brew carbonated and chilled for up to 24 hours. No more settling for the bottom of the keg. Bring it along on camping trips or tailgating parties to enjoy 64 ounces of craft beer goodness.