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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

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Gift giving can be one of the most stressful tasks of the holidays. Whether you are buying for a loved one or for a white elephant exchange, here is the ultimate gift guide to help make the holidays a little bit easier. 

For the tech-obsessed 

Voice Assistants and Home Security

Voice Assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, and home security devices, such as Ring doorbells, can make the perfect gift for your technology fluent loved ones. 

Kohl’s and Amazon have the Amazon Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen, 2023 release) on sale for $39.99, while Walmart is offering the Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) for $59.98, 40% less than the original price. 

Kohl’s is offering great Black Friday deals on Ring doorbells, perfect for those looking to add more security to their home. Although the Ring doorbell requires a separate subscription to be able to save the videos and photos from the camera, Kohl’s has it listed at $54.99. 

Unique gifts for computer geeks

Buying tech gifts for those whose world revolves around technology without breaking the bank can be tricky but not impossible. 

Raspberry Pi Robots make great gifts for tinkerers and aspiring engineers. Amazon offers a wide variety of options ranging in affordable prices. 

Another great gift for technology lovers is a programmable keyboard, like this one from Amazon

For the spa lovers

Sometimes the best gift to give someone is the gift that they would not choose for themselves. While gifting self-care can be challenging, these items make taking care of our loved ones (and ourselves) easier. 

Personalized baskets

The best way to give spa day gifts is to put together a basket full of self-care items. These items can be face masks, candles, blankets, perfumes, lotions, shower steamers and more. 

All these items can be easily found in any store and customized to a loved one’s needs. Make sure to include items with their favorite scents and their favorite snacks as an extra treat. 

Home spa

Home spa gadgets are a great way to gift a spa day without breaking the bank. Amazon has a cheap but reliable message gun perfect for athletes and gym-goers. Target has a great Black Friday deal for a heated foot bath coming in at $20.99. 

For the kids

Finding the perfect gift for kids that is not being delivered by Santa is a challenging task. Luckily, with the right deal, finding toys and devices that are kid- and parent-approved is easy. 


Legos make the perfect gift for kids of all ages and adults. Although Legos can be pricey, they have a little something for everyone. From Harry Potter to the Eiffel Tower, Legos are the perfect gift for entertainment during the cold winter months. 


Designed for 3 to 7 years old, the Amazon Fire 7 kids tablet is the perfect kid-proof parent-controlled gift. The tablet can take a beating while delivering educational entertainment to the little ones. Kohl’s has a Black Friday deal coming in at $54.99. 

Tamagotchis are making a comeback. These little digital pets make good stocking stuffer or white elephant gifts and are perfect for teaching responsibility to young children. Amazon has Tamagotchis starting at $19.99. 

For the dads in your life 

Whether it is a real dad or a friend with dad vibes, buying gifts for them is the most daunting task of the holidays. 

Personalized clothes

From a favorite sports team to a favorite quote, ordering personalized clothing is a great way to show someone that you care. Esty has local shops and small businesses that do personalization, but be careful to check the sellers’ reviews and shipping information. 


Subscription boxes are the gift that can keep on giving every month of the year. Universal Yums offers a gift subscription box full of snacks from around the world. They offer different levels of boxes that can be prepaid from one month up to 12 months. 

Foot Cardigan is another gift subscription box that can be prepaid and delivers up to two pairs of socks per month. Foot Cardigan also makes custom sock orders perfect for any dad in your life. 

For the whole family

The best gift to give is the gift of experiences and memories. Family outings can be the perfect way to create memories and spend time with loved ones. This can include travel, concert tickets, sporting events and hands-on activities. This is a great way to personalize gifts and be creative. 

Monica Brutto

Managing Editor for Digital Content and Sales

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