Shopping List: 50 Hottest Holiday Gifts to Buy This Season
If you haven’t figured out what to give the special someone in your life, you’re in luck — we already did the work for you.
50 of the hottest, most in-demand gifts of the holiday season. Whether you’re shopping for your kids, spouse, a fitness fanatic, a bookworm or a techie, we’ve got you covered. Click through to see the 50 best holiday gifts of 2016, including splurge-worthy must-haves and gift ideas that will help you save money.
1. Beats Solo3 Wireless
Boasting up to 40 hours of battery life, the Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are known for optimal sound clarity and balance. Ideal for blocking out background noise, these headphones are a great choice for everyday use.
2. Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote
For the cord-cutter on your list, give them the gift of new and improved streaming with the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. Users can enjoy more than 7,000 apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, WatchESPN and more.
3. Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven
This childhood staple is sure to bring out the little bakers in boys and girls alike this Christmas. The Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven comes with mixes, pan and pan tool and is perfect for kids ages 8 and up. Adult supervision required.
4. Lorac A Lavish Affair Alter Ego Lip Gloss
Give her a lip color for every look in her closet with the Lorac A Lavish Affair Alter Ego Lip Gloss Collection. The set comes with six colors ranging from Bae (nude) to Dominatrix (deep burgundy).
See: The Best Luxury Beauty Gift Sets Under $100
5. KitchenAid Precision Press Coffee Maker
Coffee connoisseurs know that a French press makes a world of difference when it comes to their morning cup of joe. Give your amateur barista a KitchenAid Precision Press from Target, which allows them to brew to perfection with its integrated timer and scale.
6. FitBit Charge 2
Any fitness lover will jump for joy over a new FitBit Charge 2 from Amazon. This watch and fitness monitor combo is available in six colors and measures sleep, calorie burn and heart rate zones.
7. Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle
Gamers rejoice. There’s never been a better, or cheaper, time to dive into the next generation of consoles. Just in time for the holiday season, the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle includes a 1 TB version of the console in a unique military green and a code to download the full “Battlefield 1” game. You can find this bundle at most electronic retailers.
8. Lego DC Super Hero Girls
Who doesn’t love Harley Quinn and Batgirl? Just in time for the holidays, Lego is releasing several super heroine toys. Keep your eye on Lego.com. The release date for these products is Dec. 1, and they’ll likely be a hot sell this holiday season.
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9. Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet
Buy your loved one a new tablet this holiday season for less than $100. Amazon offers access to thousands of free apps and games, as well as millions of movies, TV shows, music and more. With a 12-hour battery and a 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, the Amazon Fire HD 8 is sure to provide hours of endless entertainment for all ages.
10. ‘The Girl on the Train’
Hit up Amazon for the gift of reading this season with the hardcover version of “The Girl on the Train“ by Paula Hawkins. This thriller is a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller and movie, starring Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux.
11. H&M + Kenzo Collection
H&M teamed up with the Parisian luxury brand, Kenzo, for a new line full of color and bold patterns. The Kenzo X H&M collection, available for both men and women, features jackets, blouses, T-shirts, pants and accessories.
12. Pokemon Z-Ring Set
The Pokemon Z-Ring set is sure to provide kids ages 4 to 8 with hours of interactive fun come Christmas. The Z-Ring hits the market on Nov. 23.
13. Kiehl’s Age Defender Collection for Men
For the man in your life who takes skin care seriously, Kiehl’s Age Defender Collection is the gift that will give him a younger, fresher face. This gift set contains a serum, moisturizer and an eye treatment, all designed to tighten, tone and prevent wrinkles.
14. Moscow Mule Kit
For the craft cocktail lover, give him the ingredients to play bartender with a Moscow Mule kit. Make sure the kit includes copper mugs, ginger beer and a recipe card — and, of course, vodka.
15. Nike HyperAdapt 1.0
Gift the footwear of the future with the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0. This ultra-exclusive shoe is self-lacing and tailors the correct “lacing and tension preference” for the wearer. Working out will never be the same. The shoes debuts Nov. 28, so check Nike.com for updates.
16. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo’s ThinkPad line of notebook computers has long been a popular item among consumers. The second generation X1 Carbon Ultrabook features a 14-inch LED-backlit touchscreen display, 8 GB DDR3 memory and a battery life of up to 9 hours. Pick up a certified refurbished model on Amazon at a low cost.
17. Amazon Echo
The music lover on your list will love the Amazon Echo, which plays all their streaming music options using just their voice. This smart device also answers questions, reads audiobooks and keeps you up-to-date with the news, traffic and weather.
18. Over-the-Knee Boots
The must-have shoe of the season is the over-the-knee boot. Surprise the fashionista on your list with a pair. Styles range from leather to suede and hot colors like tan, black and gray.
19. Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball Trio
The gift of scent will last all year long with the Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball Trio from Sephora. The set includes scents for every occasion or mood:
Daisy, sweet floral scent
Daisy Dream, a fresh and fruity scent
Daisy Eau So Fresh, a fruity fragrance with a woody base
20. Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones
Bring music to your fitness lover in a whole new way with Jaybird X3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones from Best Buy. These wireless buds are sweat-proof and offer superior sound. With an 8-hour battery life, there is no hill too steep or hike too long that these buds can’t handle.
21. Lego Nexo Knights – The Fortrex
Great for advanced Lego aficionados ages 9 to 14, this 1,140-piece 2-in-1 castle set provides the ultimate battle setting. Aptly named The Fortrex, this Lego set includes 7 mini-figures, shooters and weapons. The best part: The 2-in-1 walls allow you to go from a detailed headquarters complete with round table and prison to a mobile machine.
22. Blue Apron
Give the gift of food with a Blue Apron subscription. The meal delivery service has been deemed “a better way to cook” with its farm-fresh produce and meats with no added hormones and sustainably-sourced seafood. Each delivery comes with a recipe, how-to videos and everything you need for a great home cooked meal.
Price: $59.94 for three recipes for two people each week
23. MacBook Pro
Apple released the newest and lightest MacBook Pro in late October, available in 13- and 15-inch displays. The 13-inch base model runs 8 GB 1866 MHz memory and 256 GB storage with a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor.
Price: Starting at $1,499
24. KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer
Considered by many to be the crown jewel of the kitchen, no chef’s tool set is complete without a KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer from Macy’s. Just as powerful as the large classic version, the Mini comes in 10 colors and with a 3.5-quart stainless steel bowl that can make up to five dozen cookies.
25. Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2016
Give the special lady in your life something lacy this holiday season from Victoria’s Secret’s Holiday 2016 lingerie, like the Dream Angels push-up w/o padding long line bra and the Sexy Shortie.
Price: $25 & $56.50.
26. FitBit Alta
Keep fitness goals in check with the FitBit Alta from Target or FitBit.com. This customizable fitness tracker tracks steps, distance, calories burned and sleep while syncing wirelessly to your computer or smartphone. And the FitBit Alta Gold adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit, perfect for the stylish health enthusiast on your list.
Price: $129.95 - $149.95
27. iTunes Gift Card
An iTunes gift card is the perfect stocking stuffer for teenagers and music snobs alike. And like most gift cards, it’s hassle-free. If you’re buying for a tech-savvy loved one, you might prefer the electronic iTunes gift card via email. The e-gift card also allows for more flexibility when choosing dollar amounts.
Price: iTunes Gift Card - $25-$100; Electronic iTunes Gift Card - $10-$200
28. Scented Candle in Glass Holder (Cinnamon)
Scented candles make a great, low-cost stocking stuffer for all the ladies in your life. And this one from H&M in cinnamon scent is sure to bring some spice this holiday season. It also comes in patchouli (dark green) and mahogany (black).
29. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Give the bookworm on your list an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite E-reader. Its built-in adjustable light allows for easy reading day or night of more than a million available book titles for $2.99 or less. Best of all? There is no screen glare in sunlight.
Price: From $119.99
30. Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera
For the serious photographer in your life, consider the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Its fast autofocus, 10 frames per second shooting and excellent build quality make it a great choice for anyone looking to capture crystal clear, professional-grade photos.
31. Air Humidifier
Is this the most exciting gift? Probably not. But if you have someone on your shopping list who values practical gifts, you can rest easy that they’ll get a lot of mileage out of an air humidifier, which you can easily find online at various prices.
32. Disney Elena of Avalor Royal Gown Doll
Surprise the little girl in your life with a must-have doll of the season, such as the Elena of Avalor Royal Gown Doll. One of Disney’s hottest new princesses, the doll features a tiara, bracelet, earrings and a pair of shoes.
Price (regular): $15.99
33. ‘Two by Two’ by Nicholas Sparks
One of the world’s most beloved storytellers, author Nicholas Sparks returns with his new book “Two By Two.” The story of a young father’s journey of unconditional love, its risk and rewards, will surely be a page-turner for any bookworm. Available on Amazon.
34. NFL Woven Silk Tie
Let him show off his team spirit — at dinner or in the boardroom — with a NFL woven silk or print tie from Nordstrom. Choose from more than 20 pro football teams.
While no one will ever be as cool as Marty McFly, everyone can still have a fun time riding a hoverboard this holiday season. A popular item last Christmas, hoverboards continue to fill up gift lists and are huge hits among children and adults alike. But buyer beware: There have been reports of these “hot” items catching fire and injuring people.
36. Portable Grill
Whether they’re a camper or a tailgater, a portable grill is a must for any outdoor lover. No matter where they use it, steaks and other meats will come out perfect if the grill has a built-in thermometer for accuracy.
37. Audio Technica Stereo Turntable
Record players are in high demand this year. Audio Technica’s automatic turntable is belt-driven, wireless and comes enabled with Bluetooth technology for easy setup, as well as sound quality music enthusiasts will love.
Price: As low as $129
38. Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid
Explore the world of Star Wars with the BB-8 Droid app-controlled robot. Cool features include the ability to record and view hologram videos and voice command. But what might make this worth your money: The droid’s personality will adapt based on your interactions.
Price: $127.99, but varies
39. Cuff Links
Add that finishing touch to your husband or boyfriend’s suit this New Year’s Eve with a new pair of cuff links. If he’s into sports, give the gift of his favorite team, like these Chicago Bears cuff links from Nordstrom.
Warm up this winter with a cozy sweater. From knits and turtlenecks, to cashmere and trendy styles, stores like H&M and Nordstrom have options for everyone on your list.
41. LG PH1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Allow music lovers to take their tunes wherever they go with the LG PH1 portable Bluetooth speaker. This compact, light speaker delivers exceptional sound, LED mood lighting, a built-in microphone for hands-free conversations and more. Buy one on eBay or Amazon.
Price: Around $60+, but varies
42. Infinity Scarves
Infinity scarves are a must-have accessory when the weather turns cold. Target offers an endless array of colors and fabrics with a variety of price points to match.
Price: As low as $5, but varies
43. Apple Watch Nike+
Fitness and technology join forces with the Apple Watch® Nike+. Dubbed the “perfect running partner,” this watch tracks your distance with built-in GPS and monitors your heart rate. It’s perfect for the long distance runner in your life.
Some things never go out of style, like sunglasses. From styles like wayfarers, aviators and more, these specs are the epitome of cool. Choose from a variety of designers and brands, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Michael Kors and more.
45. Nail Polish
Keep her nails looking festive this holiday season with nail polish from H&M. With more than two dozen colors — like Peppermint and Red Over Heels — it will be hard to choose just one.
Price: $6.99 and under
46. Choker Necklaces
What goes around comes around, and it couldn’t be truer for ‘90s fashion. The choker necklace is once again en vogue, with styles ranging from velvet to delicate chains to lariats. It also makes a great stocking stuffer.
47. A Weekend Getaway
A little R&R always does someone good, so why not treat your loved one to a weekend getaway? Whether it’s an action-packed trip to Las Vegas or a relaxing escape to a Scottsdale spa, Booking.com has accommodations covered.
48. Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is a wardrobe staple for any man or woman. H&M offers a variety of on-trend styles, including biker and draped versions.
49. LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Great for anyone who is passionate about cars and how they work, builders will get to explore the assembly process for the Porsche 911 T3 RS. The set includes more than 2,000 pieces and is ideal for those ages 16 and up.
50. Amazon Echo Dot
Make any home a smart home with the Amazon Echo Dot. This voice-controlled device uses Bluetooth technology to connect to speakers and can also control lights, thermostats, sprinklers and much, much more.