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Holiday Gift Ideas

November 14, 2018


 With Christmas fast approaching, it's that time of year again to make merry and catch up on quality time with family and friends. The holidays bring tremendous joy in addition to many demands.

People love receiving presents for the holidays and for this reason, it is disappointing to visit family without carrying a gift for them.

If you are someone who has trouble choosing the perfect present, have no worries because this article has 14 holiday gift exchange ideas to help you make the right decision.

1. Apple Watch Series 4


Apple Watch on wrist


This is Apple's latest smartwatch. It's the same size as all its predecessors, but with a major difference. It has a larger display, longer battery life, and additional features.

A good example of a feature upgrade is the new electrocardiogram (ECG) functionality. The watch has an electrical and optical heart sensor to monitor your heart rate. This watch can be a great gift for someone interested in gadgets. 


2. Google Home Mini


Google Home Mini near plant


This tiny smart speaker does more than just answer questions for the user. You can synchronize it with smart appliances and then use voice command to control those devices. For example, you can tell your Google Mini to play your favorite song on the radio, and it does so.

You can buy this speaker for anyone that does multiple chores around the house since it can help them get rid of the boredom by helping them listen to their favorite tunes or an audiobook from anywhere inside the house.


3. Rhino Protective Watch Band 


Rhinoband on wrist

If you go for the Apple watch series 4, consider buying one of Rhino Brand's bands for it. The Rhino protective band offers all-around protection for the watch and increases its durability.

Whether you do a lot of manual work or just work in an office, the Rhino protective band is perfect for any occasion. It ensures that your Apple watch doesn't get any scratches or dirt marks. 


4. Instant Pot


Instant Pot

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Perhaps one of the most innovative kitchenware this holiday season, the instant pot has everything you could ever want in a cooker. It is lightweight, portable, energy-efficient, affordable, and has multiple functionalities. Believe it or not, the instant pot has an inbuilt pressure cooker, rice cooker, cake maker, and yogurt maker. This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves cooking. 


5. 23andMe



Ever wondered where your great-grandfather came from? Well, you don't have to guess with the 23andMe kit. This item allows you to know your ancestry from 1000 years ago using your DNA.

And you don't have to go to a special facility to do that, you can perform the test from home. You can buy this gift for a child or someone interested in anthropology. 


6. Canvas Dog Carrier


dog in carrier

The canvas dog carrier is created with comfort and practicality in mind. If you have a dog, this bag will ensure that your pet is cozy when you are on the go. The bag has a firm fleece-made bottom for the dog to stand, sit, and sleep.

There is also a cut-out for the dog's head so he/she can stand straight without any discomfort. This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to travel and has a dog. 


7. Rhino Glass 

Apple watch Rhino Glass

There are a lot of products that manufacturers claim can protect your Apple smart watch's screen, but they don't do the job that well. Some don't fit while others interfere with the touch function of the screen.

If you are looking for a screen protector that won't disappoint this holiday season, the protective Rhino glass is your best bet. It's affordable and doesn't interfere with your watch's functioning. 


8. Corkcicle Stemless Wine Glass 


White Corkcicle Stemless Wine Glass

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This wine glass is a triple insulated to keep your red wine at room temperature and the white wine cold for extended periods. These glasses also come in a variety of colors designed for the person's tastes.

If you know someone who loves unconventional items and enjoys a cup of wine every now and then, this gift is perfect for them. 


9. Faux Fur Scarf


Woman in scarf

If you are looking for a luxurious environmentally friendly scarf, this is a great idea. Many are designed from plants and stitched to perfection.

It's warm and smooth. If you know someone that loves scarfs and is a vegan, surprise them with a nice faux fur scarf. They will love it. 


10. Diffuser 



Designed like some sort of ancient item, diffusers can release therapeutic scents for up three straight hours. You can also use multiple oils to enrich the aroma and detoxify your body.

Diffusers also hydrate your skin and keep the common cold away. This gift is perfect for anyone who is conscious about their health and there are many that add the home's interior design.


11. Airpod Grips


White airpod grips


If you know someone that always has their earphones on, you can buy them these airpod grips. The grips are perfect for wireless earphones since they hold them in place. One can even dance to their favorite tunes without worrying about the items falling off. 


12. Airpod Case 


Black leather airpod case

This airpod case is made of leather that offers a direct access to the charging ports. All you have to do is place the pods in the case, and you have a multi-functional storage system. It protects the airpods from damage and getting lost while charging them at the same time. 


13. Lazy Bed Glasses


Lazy Bed Glasses 

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These glasses allow the wearer to watch tv or read a vertically placed item while laying flat on their back. These glasses have perfectly angled lenses that allow the viewer to read vertically without raising their head or tilting them upwards. 


14. Gradient Puzzle 


puzzle pieces

If you are looking for more challenging puzzle games, this gradient puzzle is for you. Created with high-quality paper of different colors, this puzzle needs time and attention.

The player has to put all the pieces together and come up with a colorful block. If you are having trouble finding holiday gift ideas for friends, this is one of them. 

These are a few holiday gift ideas that will get you started with choosing the perfect present for your loved ones. They are fairly priced and created according to a person's tastes and preferences. Happy shopping!