Around the world, people are slowly starting to prepare for the greater holiday and gift giving season that comes in late November into December. Picking the perfect gift for loved ones to coworkers, and anyone in between can be a challenging, demanding, and expensive task. The one saving grace of the holiday season is that most shopping can be done online, saving you a last minute rush to the mall during this hectic time of year.
Gift ideas can be hard themselves, and sometimes you can’t just put your finger on what might be the best gift to pass onto someone. To help save you the hassle, we sourced Reddit and Amazon for 20 unique gifts that may be perfect for one, two, or maybe most of your holiday shopping list.
Furthermore, after we break down each of these 20 items for you, we also have 5 reddit threads with long discussions of various gift giving ideas as well, to compliment our list here. So sit back, relax, and have your credit card at the ready, because you may end up wanting some of these for yourself!
For some of us, a Roku (or similar in design Amazon Fire Stick) has already been a staple of our home viewing experience for years. As technically advances, and more age groups (particularly the elderly ones on your shopping list) become more adapt to dealing with controllers and apps, you can start to purchase techy gifts for a larger demographic.
Reasonably priced, Roku’s come preinstalled with a number of video viewing apps, and have relatively painless installation cycles. Yeah sure, you may end up sitting down with your grandma and walking her through it, but once you do she will have access to all the streaming shows and movies she may have missed living in the stone ages!
With the advent of Youtube, DIY Blogs, and a greater level of importance but on self independence, a multi-tool is a great gift for those who may want or need to have access to all of their home improvement needs at the ready. Requiring only 1-hand for use of any of the 14 different tools, as well as being durable while remaining light weight, this multi-tool is a quality buy for those on your list who may not be the easiest to shop for!
The internet has among other things, provided the world with millions of recipes right at your fingertips, and what better way to complete your kitchen than this instant pot cooker. This pot will replace up to 7 space-invading appliances while maintaining a high level of consistent quality you want out of an everyday cooking appliance. We highly recommend this gift for anyone on the list who may have recently moved, or be in the process, as a kitchen completing gift is a nice gesture during an expensive time!
This gift could be a life-safer. While that may be extreme in most circumstances, a portable jump starter can be unparalleled in importance compared to other gifts. Easy to charge and use, having this in your trunk for an unexpected battery failure can be both helpful and cost effective. Consider this for the newly licensed teens in your family, or maybe a friend or relative prone to have car trouble!
Who doesn’t love rice? Ok maybe some people don’t love it, but they will love this really easy to program and use multi-purpose appliance. Featuring a large interior perfect for serving a large party or family, as well as the random yet welcome ability to bake cakes inside of it, this gift is surely one that could find-use in any household!
Personally, cast iron is one of the best ways to prepare food, particularly tricky steaks and meats. This sizable, yet very affordable option is great for the bbq master in the family who is stuck indoors for the winter! With a unique finish that causes the flavor it provides to increase with use, it is literally a gift that gets better with time!
A gift that can both function as a life-saver and a fun party tool to let your Uncle know that maybe he should crash on the couch after his 7th cup of holiday egg nog, a breathalyzer can go along way in terms of functionality. Obviously, one needs to consider who they are gifting this to and how they might receive it, but if your list has someone on it who may need this for protection or as a joke, why not try it out.
We’ve all seen the videos of the crazy crashes, antics, and insurance fraud attempts that come from having a dash cam in place on your car, but they really do serve a very important function! In an age where all of us probably know someone who drives for Uber or Lfyt, this gift could really come in hand for someone if the case of an accident or misunderstanding.
Not the most sensational gift, but a carbon monoxide detector can literally be the difference between life or death. If you have someone on your list who may have just moved, be remodeling their home DIY style, or just has rather lapse judgement on their home and families security, slip this in their stocking and help them stay on top of things!
Dads, uncles, grandfathers, Aunts, Moms… the list goes on and on of who could potentially be the cooking hot shot at your holiday dinner table, but what better way to help there reign as the family or friend group head honcho then a helpful thermometer that makes cooking meat a breeze!
Similar to the portable car battery, this handy little gift can be a great stocking stuffer or addition to the newly licensed kid in the family. Consider this gift for anyone really, as having an extra means of protection if disaster strikes while driving can always be useful and appreciated!
We all love Hot Ones. What better way to literally spice up the holiday party than watching everyone’s face turn bright red and rush for the sink. While that may sound menacing in nature, it is a great gag gift or even potentially a serious one for those of us who have foodie friends who chase spice and heat!
No, not an actual pie. This byte sized (very punny I must admit) computer processor can be used to both give a laptop a speed boost, or as a fully functional home computing system. Remarkably small while maintaining decent power, this gift can be perfect if you want a relatively inexpensive home set-up. Consider this for the older generation who may desire a clean and easy set up, or those whose home desk space is constricted.
It’s hard to not want a feeling of a spa day level of luxury everyday. Thankfully this bathrobe helps bridge the gap at a way lower price! Whether you buy this for that special someone, or maybe even for yourself, a bathrobe can be a very cozy edition to your post shower routine.
This Yeti tumbler seriously will keep your coffee hot or cold all day! Perfect as a stocking stuffer or a gift for someone who is bananas about their morning cup of joe, the name recognition on this sleek tumbler doesn’t hurt! Definitely consider picking this up for a few of the people on your list, and save some change to get yourself one to!
Now that nearly everyone has access to millions of songs right at their fingertips, why not gift them a speaker to fully enjoy that freedom! Easy to charge and program, while giving off a loud yet tolerable volume (for those of us with kids in the house, they wont be keeping you up all night with this speaker), the Ootz Angle is a remarkably cheap yet durable speaker solution.
Another great edition on this list for the family chef, this beautifully sharp (another great pun!) knife can help cut down the time preparing and serving food during the busy holiday season. If you know someone who recently moved out on their own, pairing this knife with a gift of a popular food cooking subscription box like Hello Fresh can be a great themed gift that is both fun and functional!
We are all addicted to our phones, laptops, and TV screens, so why not help bring a little more personal feel to the holidays with a board game or two that can get the family off the phone and enjoying some real face time. Don’t consider just bringing this as a gift for one person, but maybe pick one up on your travels home for the holidays, and set aside some time for everyone to come together and enjoy a holiday moment that may be foreign in the digital age!
While it may seem strange to some, fuzzy and comfy socks with weird and funny graphics has been all the rage in recent years. Take one look down your list and consider everyone’s personality and interests, and you can quickly and cheaply match them up with a fun and wearable stocking stuffer.
A quick and artsy gift that can compliment almost any gift, a coloring book for the adult in your life can pair up nicely with the board game gift in terms of rationale. Giving the loved ones in your life a nice distraction from their phone or screens while also being a fun and rewarding little mental exercise. Who knows, they may even send you back one of their new masterpieces!
We hope you loved our list of some fun, and unconventional gifts to check off names on your holiday shopping list, but we don’t want to stop there! Here is 5 useful reddit.com threads: