No matter how early you start your holiday shopping, there is always someone who takes forever to find that perfect gift. They just have everything they need already! Still, I've rounded up some fun and thoughtful items that just about anyone can enjoy. Perhaps you'll find that item that they didn't know they needed. You might even find a little something with which to treat yourself! Please note that many of these items in this gift guide may not make it time for Christmas, but I know my own family would rather wait for a fantastic gift than settle for an "ok" gift on time.
- A better night's sleep: Bose Sleepbuds II
- Officially licensed skins for all the things: Skinit Decal
- For the coffee or tea fan: Ember Mug 2
- Stylish lighter: esLife Electric Arc Candle Lighter
- Priceless memories: StoryWorth
- Retro gone high-tech: Rubik's Connected - The Connected Electronic Rubik's Cube
- Trace roots: AncestryDNA
- Invisible charger: Kew Labs UTS-1 Wireless Charger
- MagSafe wallet stand: MOFT The First Snap-On Magnetic Stand & Wallet for iPhone 12
- Explore creativity: Cricut Joy
- Coffee table worthy: Photo book
- Amazing fruit and more: Harry & David Fruit-of-the-Month Club
If you know someone that has trouble sleeping, you know there is no better gift on earth than a good night's sleep. For me, the Bose Sleepbuds II have been the gift that keeps on giving, as I am finally able to sleep through my partner's snores.
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No doubt a luxury, the Ember Mug 2 is an iMore favorite. It keeps your coffee or tea at your preferred optimal temperature between 120-145 degrees Fahrenheit for around 80 minutes. Connect it to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and the app allows you to select or customize preset temperatures in a few taps.
Why light those fancy candles with ordinary matches or lighters? This sleek candle lighter uses plasma tech instead of butane. Charge it via USB and always have a spark on the ready.
Perhaps you've thought about taking down the life story of a beloved older family member, but you're overwhelmed with how to go about such a project. StoryWorth makes it easy. Once a week, your loved one will be emailed a thought-provoking, memory-inducing question to answer. At the end of the year, the stories will be bound into a keepsake book.
The original Rubik's Cube was the must-have gift decades ago, but there's a new twist. The modern-day cube is app-connected to track your cube's orientation and teach you how to master the classic puzzle. You can also track your progress and connect with puzzle-solving friends around the world. Click the coupon box for the current discounted price.
Send in a DNA sample and find out where you come from. But it's more than a genetic code: not only will you find out what regions of the world your ancestors hail from, you'll find living relatives you can connect with now. This is an amazing gift for anyone with an interest in genealogy. My partner received this gift several years ago and enjoyed delving into the family tree immensely.
Wireless chargers are nothing new, but how about an invisible one? Ok, it's not exactly invisible, but you install it under your desk or table, and it charges your smartphone right through the furniture (up to one inch thick.) Your desk will look neater, and your phone will always be juiced up and ready to go.
MOFT took the idea of the Apple MagSafe wallet one step further. In addition to being a wallet that snaps onto the back of any iPhone 12 model, it's also a fold-out stand, perfect for video-chatting, watching videos, or selfies. There's also an adhesive version that works with any smartphone.
If you need a gift for a creative someone who enjoys crafting, the Cricut Joy is just the thing. This little machine is easy to use for writing and cutting labels, decals, iron-on projects, and more.
I love to make photo books to commemorate a special occasion, vacation, or just the everyday. I've made quite a few over the years, both for myself and to give as gifts. Photo books are a delightful trip down memory lane.
I have both given and received Harry & David gifts many, many times over the years, and they are consistently wonderful. I gift my mom a subscription to the Fruit-of-the-Month Club every year, and every month she delights in telling me how much she is enjoying her delicious fruit. If there is ever anything not right with the shipment, Harry & David will replace it.
The ideal gift
Only you can choose the ideal gift for that special someone in your life, but hopefully, some of the ideas in this gift guide will help you choose something they'll enjoy. I personally love my Bose Sleepbuds II. Actually, I can't imagine living without them at this point.
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