The holiday season is around the corner. We’ve compiled a gift gide with 30 gifts ideas for you.
On Running’s shoes signature feature are loopy nubs at the soles. They can be found in many configurations on all Swiss brand’s kicks. They provide extra cushion for runners who require it, absorb impacts and help prevent injuries. These bouncy bulbs provide a welcome buffer during a 10K Turkey Trot, or for a stroll down the street for a turkey sandwich.
2. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon’s new mid-range Kindle makes a great single-use device. The pocketable ereader can hold enough books to fill a large home library. The Paperwhite’s updated screen is 6.8 inches and features a faster page turning system. It also has an adjustable backlight that can change between bright white or a warmer amber for bedtime. It has a remarkable battery life of 10 weeks and can be charged quickly via USB-C.
3. Nutcase Vio MIPS LED
Nutcase’s latest skullcase is essential for those who ride their scooters or bikes late at night. The 360-degree illumination highlights your presence to pedestrians and drivers. The helmet features MIPS technology that protects your head. It has a 200-lumen LED embedded at the front and strips of 65-lumen LEDs at the sides (amber), and back (red). The power button switches between pulse, steady glow and off. The USB-rechargeable beacons can burn for up to 3 hours.
4. HAY Play Board Games, $45
Designed by Clara von Zweigbergk for HAY, Play offers a fresh take on classic board games with bright, modern graphics and comes in a playful box for gifting.
5. Stylophone S1 Pocket Synthesizer
Retro-electronica fans will love the Stylophone S1 pocket synthesizer. It retains all the features that made it so popular with avant-garde artists like Kraftwerk and John Lennon. The iconic pocket synth has been reissued. Simply tap the keys using the electronic stylus to create eerie pitch bend effects. It can be connected to other gear and computers via aux output.
6. Brydge iPad Keyboards
Brydge offers keyboards compatible with iPad Pro, iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini. They turn you iPads into a MacBook look a like. They are a bit heavy but well made and just look like the come directly from Apple. Some say they even look better than the magic keyboard.
7. Areaware Large Gradient Puzzle
Areaware’s simple, yet challenging gradient puzzle is a good choice for anyone looking for a challenge. Although the 1,000-piece puzzle is relatively simple, it becomes more difficult at the edges as the hue differences become almost indistinguishable. Who is to say the trend can’t continue moving forward?
8. Apple Watch SE
The Apple Watch SE last year might be the right option for you, if the Apple Watch Series 7 is too expensive. It doesn’t have an always-on display, blood oxygen monitoring, or an all-day battery, but it offers fast performance, reliable battery life and the best smartwatch software for far less than Apple’s new wearable.
9. Chemex glass coffee maker
Coffee is a basic necessity for many people. Chemex’s glass pour over carafe can make six cups of balanced and flavorful coffee in one go. It is even part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. This is classic!
10. Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic
The Lite-Brite toy encourages children to express their creativity. With the help of bulbs, children can create amazing artwork on a large screen that literally light up. This set includes six templates and color glow pegs that kids can use.
11. Sonos Roam
The Roam is Sonos’ smallest speaker and a great addition to anyone’s arsenal of gadgets. The Roam is a Bluetooth-ready speaker that can be used on the go. It also supports Wi-Fi connectivity so it can easily fit into a larger array Sonos speakers.
12. Bote Breeze Aero SUP
Stand-up paddling (SUP), has seen a rapid rise in popularity in recent years. This is partly due to its low-stakes nature and good form of exercise. Inflatable SUPs, such as Bote’s affordable Breeze Aero, make it even easier to enjoy the sport. They allow you to store a sturdy, full-size board in your trunk or closet when the outside conditions are not for water activities.
13. Keychron K6 Mechanical Keyboard
Keychron’s K6 mechanical keyboard is affordable and compatible with Windows and macOS. It has a side toggle and alternate keycaps. This wireless keyboard is ideal for creating and editing your creator space.
14. Jabra Elite Active 75t
The water-resistant Elite Active75t wireless earbuds are comfortable with a secure fit. They also have a long battery life and provide good sound quality.
In board gaming, the term “instant classic” is often overused. However, if there is a game that is an instant classic it’s Azul. It received the game of the year awarded in 2018 and it quickly established its place in the “gateway games” pantheon.
16. Deep Wheel Orcadia
If you look for a sci-fi book that is truly unique don’t look any further. Deep Wheel Orcadia by Harry Josephine Giles is a science-fiction verse-novel written in the Orkney dialect. The rich and varied cast weaves a compelling, lyric and effortlessly readable story around place and belonging, work and economy.
17. Survival Credit Card Multitool
Can you put a can opener, a saw blade, a wrench and more into your wallet without making it buldge. Yes you can: this little tool has 10 different functions. “I got this for myself and I love it. It’s very slim and fits well in the wallet without much bulge,” one Amazon reviewer wrote.
18. Dolly Parton Tray
A Dolly Parton tray? You’ll want to put on display on the coffee table or kitchen counter. It just makes your grueling workday just a little better. Pour yourself a cup of ambition!
19. Cord Organizer
The days of struggling with cords are over – bluetooth is all over the place. If you still have cords to deal with this tiny organizer is small enough to fit in your pocket. You don’t need to unwind for 10 minutes every time you listen to music. The buckled button holds everything in place.
20. Unbored Games
This handy book has activities such as Google Earth challenges, capture the flag and croquet gold. It will help you get through boring days, whether you’re with Grandma, Grandpa, or your friends.
21. NASA Apollo Saturn V Model Rocket
The mighty Saturn V rocket is truly an engineering marvel and was one of the most complex machines every built. The LEGO model has 1969 pieces – a nice nod to history. While the rocket doesn’t take off like the real NASA Apollo Saturn V, it looks super cool in your living room.
AirTags can be slipped into a wallet or attached to a keyring. It can also be stuck in a backpack pocket, or connected to any other frequently lost item to make it easy to track down. No more excuses if you cannot find your wallet – unless battery runs out.
23. The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
In “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers,” author Mary Roach details the science behind cadavers. In addition to showing us how ancient civilizations preserved bodies, the book also shows us some of the groundbreaking techniques that morgues are using today.
24. Estes Tandem X Model Rocket Launch Set
This rocket model actually takes off. If you are new to model rockets, the larger Amazon rocket should be your first choice. It is easy to build and can reach a height of 650 feet. The Crossfire rocket can be built with a little bit of handwork and can reach an altitude up to 1,200 feet.
25. Lego Typewriter Kit
Combine LEGO nostalgia and a longing for pre-computer times to build your own midcentury typewriter. Although it can’t put ink on paper, the keys work and the carriage is able to move left and right while the user types. It works just like a real typewriter. This kit contains 2,079 pieces, so it’s not surprising that it’s targeted at adults.
26. Topo Designs Accessories Bags
Topo Designs makes these little zipper pouches. But, one doesn’t have to be a Topophile to benefit from the organizational kung fu these small pouches bring to any backpack. Tech necessities, such as USB-C cables and thumb drives, are the perfect fit for the smallest Topo design. Larger items, like sunglasses, notebooks or pens go into the larger version.
The MasterClass yearlong access will be a valuable gift for the insatiable scholar. The giftee can take virtual classes with renowned instructors such as Gordon Ramsay’s cooking, Tony Hawk’s skateboarding, David Sedaris’ writing, and Natalie Portman’s acting. MasterClass includes many well-known celebrities as well as less-known experts in their respective fields.
Wirecutter’s favorite Bluetooth speaker will provide music wherever you are. The UE Wonderboom2 has a natural sound, a stylish design and many fun colors. It is made to withstand almost any adventure: you can drop it of 5 feet and drown it in 1 meter deep water. Not that we’d would recommend this, but it’s good to know that’.
29. Whynter ICM-201SB
If you are an ice cream lover than this is an excellent choice. It will churn up ice cream in about an hour and makes some of the smoothest ice creams. It is quiet and easy to clean. To make this an even more exciting gift, it include some fun mix-ins for your recipient to play with, such as a tube of cookie dough, chopped nuts, or a really good jam.
30.Ikea Symfonisk picture frame
Ikea’s Symfonisk picture frames allow you to fill your home with your favourite jams, without taking up valuable desk space. Two styles of the Sonos-connected smart speakers are available. Both are pseudo-incognito but still deliver the exceptional sound Sonos is famous for.