The 50 best Christmas gift ideas 2023

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Don’t look now, but the holidays are right around the corner, meaning gift shopping will soon be a priority for many. Holiday gift shopping can be hectic and exhausting, so getting ahead of the curve and starting as soon as possible is a good idea.

If you’re shopping for several friends or family members, your shopping list can be overwhelming, and it can be challenging to come up with good gift ideas. So we’ve gathered some of the best holiday gifts, from blenders and espresso machines to smartwatches and treadmills. Our curated list includes some of our favorites, such as the Ninji Creami Ice Cream Maker and Dyson Airwrap

Best kitchen appliances

Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Machine

Breville, Bambino Plus Espresso Machine

A premium espresso machine for making hot and creamy single- or double-shot espressos.

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Brew hot, delicious espresso anytime with this premium espresso machine whose multistep operation consists of pressure extraction, temperature extraction and microform bubbles. Its user-friendly interface offers volume shot control that lets you choose single or double shots.

Our Place Wonder Oven

Our Place, Wonder Oven

This countertop oven doesn’t take up too much room and heats faster than standard ovens.

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Those with limited countertop space will appreciate this oven’s compact design and build. Whether you want to air-fry, bake, roast, toast, reheat or broil, this oven does it all using steam infusion technology to give food a crispy exterior and soft, moist interior. It preheats and cooks faster than traditional ovens, and its spacious interior is ample enough to cook a 4.5-pound whole chicken.

Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker

Ninja, Creami Ice Cream Maker

Get a delicious fix with this high-quality ice cream, sorbet and smoothie maker.

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Why run out to the store to buy ice cream when you can make your own with this intuitive machine? It’s excellent not just for making ice cream but also for other delicious treats, including sorbet, gelato, smoothies and milkshakes. There are seven preset modes with the appropriate speed, pressure and time to make each treat, and a re-spin function for creamier, softer ice cream.

Ninja DZ401 Foodi DualZone XL 2-Basket Air Fryer

Ninja, DZ401 Foodi DualZone XL 2-Basket Air Fryer

Cook any number of foods with this six-in-one air fryer.

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Large families and households can cook enough food for everyone with this air fryer, thanks to its 10-quart basket. The dual-basket design lets you cook two foods simultaneously, and IQ Boost evenly distributes heat across both baskets to cook a 6-pound chicken thoroughly. There are separate heating zones if you want to use only one basket.

Best cookware and drinkware

Caraway Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Caraway, Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

With a beautiful design and easy-to-clean material, this pick earns our expert’s praise.

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Caraway’s cookware set makes the perfect gift! Caraway cookware is beautiful, low-maintenance and easy to clean. Plus, these nonstick cookware sets feature even-heat distribution and nontoxic ceramic coating. The eco-friendly packaging and sleek storage features are bonuses unique to the Caraway brand. The set comes in an array of aesthetically pleasing colors, which makes the pots and pans pretty enough to leave out on your stovetop even when you’re not cooking.

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven

Le Creuset, Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven

This iconic Dutch oven is the benchmark for all other brands, earning it the top spot and our cooking expert’s praise.

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Le Creuset is an industry-leading manufacturer of cast-iron cookware, and we can’t recommend this piece enough. This cast-iron Dutch oven requires no seasoning and has a durable enamel surface that protects it against chipping, scratching and staining. The tight-fitting lid helps circulate steam, and the light-colored interior makes it easy to check cooking progress.

Stanley 40 oz. Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler

Stanley, 40 oz. Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler

Whether on the road or at work, this tumbler keeps your beverages hot or cold for several hours.

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This tumbler keeps beverages warm for up to seven hours or cold for up to 11 hours. It’s perfect for traveling or days in the sun, and the FlowState lid has a rotating cover with a straw opening, a drink opening and a full-cover top. It has an ergonomic handle with grip inserts and a narrow base for fitting most cupholders.

Uncommon Goods Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses

Uncommon Goods, Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses

No need to bust out the salt shaker before a Tequila shot when you have these Himalayan salt shot classes.

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If you know someone who enjoys tequila shots, this set of Himalayan salt shot glasses is an excellent gift. Tequila goes great with salt, and these shot glasses provide a salty finish to each tequila shot. The salt is antibacterial and can be used for several rounds. 

Best makeup and beauty accessories

Nudestix Sunkissed Nudes Mini Kit

Nudestix , Sunkissed Nudes Mini Kit

An excellent makeup kit with multiple colors that last all day and provide a radiant look.

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This Nudestix Sunkissed Nudes kit has an all-over face bronzer; a magnetic, luminous eye color; and a gel color lip and cheek balm, all in a tin. It’s an excellent makeup kit for summer wear and stays on all day.

Rinna Beauty THE PERFECT NUDE KIT

Rinna Beauty, THE PERFECT NUDE KIT

One of the more versatile makeup kits that’s formulated with high-grade ingredients.

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Popular for its versatility, which makes it suitable for casual or formal occasions, this makeup kit has colors formulated with high-grade ingredients such as vegan lanolin substitute, shea butter and jojoba oil. It comes with eye crayon, mascara, eyeshadow palette, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss and a professional, full-length two-sided applicator brush.

NARS Mini Orgasm Blush Duo

NARS , Mini Orgasm Blush Duo

This blush leaves a golden shimmer and glitter finish for a flattering look that’s perfect for all occasions.

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The NARS Mini Orgasm Blush Duo has a shimmery finish for a flattering look and a smoothing effect that leaves skin looking radiant.

NuFACE TRINITY+ Starter Kit

NuFACE, TRINITY+ Starter Kit

This rejuvenating kit is excellent for smoothing lines and reducing wrinkles.

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This treatment goes beneath the skin to smooth lines, contouring and sculpting deep down to the facial muscles. After regular use, many users report increased firmness and reduced forehead lines. 

Dyson Airwrap

Dyson, Airwrap

Our tester appreciated how much time this high-quality wand saved on their hair routine.

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The Dyson Airwrap is an expensive hairstyling tool, but it’s worth a look for those who want vibrant, healthy-looking hair that’s sure to draw compliments on any occasion. It’s excellent for drying, curling, shaping, smoothing and hiding flyaways without using extreme heat that can damage hair. Plus, it works for all hair types and lengths.

Anthropologie Claudia Vanity Mirror

Anthropologie, Claudia Vanity Mirror

An elegant vanity mirror that goes great in any bathroom.

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The large mirror in the bathroom is fine most of the time, but to get a closer look at your facial and hair details, this vanity mirror gets the job done while adding an elegant touch to your bathroom. It’s handcrafted from resin, metal and mirror glass and offers a 6-inch projection.

Best handbags

HOBO Joni Large Shoulder Bag

HOBO, Joni Large Shoulder Bag

A large, fashionable shoulder bag for all occasions that’s great for storing personal items.

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A stylish bag is excellent to show off, but those who need something bigger will love this large shoulder bag. It has a minimalist design that’s practical for everyday use, a contrasting leather lining for superior durability and brushed antique brass hardware.

Marc Jacobs The Tote Bag, Medium

Marc Jacobs , The Tote Bag, Medium

A tote bag with a printed logo on the front and interior pockets for small personal belongings.

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This Marc Jacobs tote bag exudes elegance and is perfect for carrying anything from makeup and phones to tablets and jewelry. It has a logo print across the front, patch and zip interior pockets for storing small personal items, a zip closure and an optional adjustable strap.

Best smartwatches

Garmin Fenix 7

Garmin, Fenix 7

An excellent smartwatch with a slim profile and long-lasting battery life.

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The Garmin Fenix 7 offers a solid middle ground between the more robust smartwatches for outdoor enthusiasts and the slim-profile smartwatches for athletes and trainers. The battery life lasts up to 18 days on a full charge, and it provides readiness scores for training and sleep insights.

Apple Apple Watch Series 9

Apple, Apple Watch Series 9

Faster than its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 9 has advanced health-tracking sensors and offers many premium features.

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The latest Apple Watch, the Series 9, boasts advanced, accurate sensors for tracking health and fitness metrics, including sleep, blood oxygen and  electrocardiogram records. It has an always-on display, cellular connectivity for sending text messages and making phone calls, and an S9 SiP chip for improved performance.

Best instant cameras

Polaroid Now+ Bluetooth Connected I-Type Instant Film Camera

Polaroid, Now+ Bluetooth Connected I-Type Instant Film Camera

An upgraded version of traditional Polaroid cameras that’s compatible with a smartphone app.

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The Polaroid Now+ is an upgraded version of traditional Polaroid cameras. The Bluetooth-connected app lets users tweak settings, such as double exposure, light painting and noise trigger. The bonus five filter lenses allow creative shots.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera

Fujifilm, Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera

A portable and compact camera for capturing and printing photos anywhere.

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What we love about this camera is its compact size and minimalist design, which makes it excellent for traveling and storing in a backpack, purse or handbag. It turns on when you twist the lens and features automatic exposure and flash control for bright photos that don’t look washed out.

Best video game console and accessories

Sony PlayStation 5

Sony, PlayStation 5

Delivers true 4K HDR gameplay and blazing-fast loading speeds, making for some of the prettiest and most engaging gameplay available.

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After so long, the shortage of PlayStation 5 consoles has finally come to an end, meaning you can buy one ahead of the holidays. PlayStation fans will love the high-powered processor that renders outstanding visuals and 3D Audio technology for an immersive gaming experience.

Microsoft Xbox Series S Ultimate Starter Bundle

Microsoft, Xbox Series S Ultimate Starter Bundle

A high-powered next-gen gaming console bundle with a three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.

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The Xbox Series S delivers lightning-fast loading times, breathtaking graphics and gameplay with a refresh rate of up to 120 hertz. This bundle includes an Xbox Wireless Controller, a three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for playing online with friends, and other exclusive features.

Amazon Luna Controller

Amazon, Luna Controller

We found that this streaming-based controller made it incredibly easy to play the latest games during our testing.

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If you know someone with a subscription to Amazon’s cloud gaming service, Luna, we highly recommend giving them this pro controller. It’s compatible with Windows, Mac, Fire TV, Fire tablet, iPhone, iPad, Chromebook and Android devices, and can connect via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or USB.

Meta Quest 2

Meta, Quest 2

This is an affordable virtual reality headset that stood out in our testing.

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Virtual reality gaming is becoming increasingly popular, and the Meta Quest 2 is an outstanding holiday gift for gamers who want to get into it. This headset has three-dimensional positional audio, hand tracking and easy-to-use controllers for an immersive gaming experience.

HTC Vive Pro 2 VR Headset

HTC , Vive Pro 2 VR Headset

Immerse yourself in 5K virtual video games at a smooth 120-hertz frame rate.

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This headset offers 5K clarity, intuitive controllers and an easy setup process that doesn’t require a console or personal computer. Visual comfort is prioritized thanks to a 120-hertz frame rate for running graphics-intensive games and apps, and the adjustment dial helps minimize eye fatigue.

Best toys and games

Spin Master Bitzee

Spin Master, Bitzee

A virtual 3D pet kids can feed, nurture and love until it grows into an adult.

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Kids with nurturing instincts will love caring for their 3D pets by feeding them, playing with them and rocking them to sleep. Pets grow into adults with consistent nurturing and care, and the more kids play with their pets, the more animals they can unlock, with up to 15 available.

Pintoo 3D Puzzle Vase

Pintoo, 3D Puzzle Vase

A neat vase comprised of 163 curved jigsaw puzzle pieces that makes for excellent décor

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Those with a keen eye can challenge themselves with this vase jigsaw puzzle. It features 163 curved pieces with a stand and a detachable water cup for displaying it and showing it off in your home. It’s an excellent decorative item that can hold water to keep flowers and plants healthy.

Furby Furby Purple

Furby, Furby Purple

A soft, interactive toy featuring over 600 responses.

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There’s nothing softer than a Furby, and they’re making a comeback as one of the most popular toys of 2023. This interactive Furby toy moves, talks, sings, lights up and even responds to speech. It has five voice-activated modes and features over 600 responses.

Dog-E Interactive Robot Dog

Dog-E, Interactive Robot Dog

This interactive dog toy is a good stepping stone to a real dog.

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This dog robot has unique personality traits, making it one in a million. It features six interactive games, and kids can track their high scores and save data on the smartphone app. The dog communicates with its owner using its tail, letting you know when it’s hungry or tired.

Hasbro Gaming Twister Air Game

Hasbro Gaming , Twister Air Game

A new take on the classic party game that involves smart devices and interactive play.

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Twister is one of the most popular and timeless games, and this new version has put a spin on the classic party game. Instead of getting down on the floor and playing on a mat, this game uses a smart device screen for interactive play where you have to reach for colored spots to match your ankle and wristbands.

Mattel Disney Villains Fashion Dolls

Mattel , Disney Villains Fashion Dolls

This trio of Disney villainess dolls is the perfect gift for young fans of classic animated films.

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There’s nothing wrong with showing a little love to some of the most iconic Disney villains, which this three-pack of dolls is perfect for. It features a doll of the wicked Queen from “Snow White,” Yzma from “The Emperor’s New Groove” and Cruella DeVil from “101 Dalmations,” each sporting their trademark outfits.

Best exercise equipment

NordicTrack T 8.5 S Series Treadmill

NordicTrack, T 8.5 S Series Treadmill

A feature-packed, high-end treadmill with a reasonable price tag.

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Those who want to save on costly gym memberships and work out from home will love this high-end treadmill. It has a 10-inch high-definition interactive display for streaming workouts, digital incline controls and a foldable design that makes storage easy.

Peloton Indoor Stationary Exercise Bike

Peloton, Indoor Stationary Exercise Bike

Peloton’s social media hit continues to deliver an unparalleled workout experience.

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This exercise bike has a large 22-inch display for following video workouts, tracking progress and seeing health metrics, such as calories burned and distance traveled. It has a two-channel rear-facing stereo speaker system, a manual control knob for adjusting resistance and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Best alarm clocks

Loftie Loftie Clock

Loftie, Loftie Clock

This fully-featured smart clock brings alarm clocks up to modern scratch.

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Drifting off to sleep isn’t easy for everyone, but this alarm clock was engineered by top sleep scientists to help those who have difficulty relaxing and falling asleep. It features preloaded music, nature sounds, meditation sessions and bedtime stories, and has a two-phase alarm system with non-alarming sounds.

Philips Wake-Up Light with Colored Sunrise Simulation

Philips, Wake-Up Light with Colored Sunrise Simulation

If you would appreciate a calming and serene wakeup call every day, this innovative alarm clock is a must-have.

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This wake-up light features a sunrise to wake you up peacefully and simulates a serene sunset to help you drift off to sleep. There are 20 brightness settings and five wake-up sounds, and it has FM radio support and an automatic dimmable display.

Best headphones, earbuds and speakers

Apple AirPods Max

Apple, AirPods Max

You can expect impressive audio quality from these high-end headphones.

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The AirPods Max have a dynamic driver that delivers high-quality audio and an H1 chip for stable wireless connectivity and hands-free access to Siri. Active noise cancellation lets listeners drown out external sounds to focus on the music, and personalized spatial audio creates an immersive listening experience.

Beats Studio Buds

Beats, Studio Buds

The Beats wireless earbuds offer similar features to Apple’s other earbuds at a more affordable price.

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Beats Studio Buds are terrific for casual listening and working out, thanks to their lightweight design and comfortable fit. The custom acoustic platform delivers balanced sound, and the battery can last up to 24 hours with the charging case.

Marshall Emberton II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Marshall, Emberton II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

A portable Bluetooth speaker with impressive sound quality and an elegant look.

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This speaker’s elegant design is refreshing, but it isn’t all looks and low quality. Its audio quality is impressive thanks to a 360-degree design that delivers multidirectional sound, and the IP67 protection means you can take it to the beach, a pool or any outdoor location without worrying about dust and water damage.

More of the best tech gifts

Amazon Echo Show 10

Amazon, Echo Show 10

A feature-rich smart display and speaker that offers endless possibilities for streaming, staying connected, and controlling other smart home devices.

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This smart display delivers excellent directional sound and a crisp 10.1-inch display for streaming HD content. The 13-megapixel camera with auto-framing and motion keeps you front and center at all times, and you can sync the display with the Alexa app and other Echo devices.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

Amazon, Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

The Signature Edition of the Kindle Paperwhite includes some helpful features such as a longer battery life, and the ability to be charged wirelessly.

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If you know an avid reader, this Kindle can make their life much easier since they won’t have to carry around heavy books. This Kindle e-reader has a 6.8-inch display with a flush-front design that reads like actual paper, an auto-adjusting front light, and 32 gigabytes of storage for holding thousands of ebooks.

Cricut Joy

Cricut, Joy

The perfect budget machine if you like to emboss and more.

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This compact cutting machine is excellent for personalizing crafts, and its portable design makes it easy to travel with. It’s easy to set up and can cut and create nearly any design in less than 15 minutes. Plus, it features a digital library of 30 images to offer inspiration.

iRobot Roomba 694

iRobot, Roomba 694

A robot vacuum with a powerful cleaning system thoroughly cleans your carpet and floors.

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The iRobot Roomba 694 is one of the best robot vacuum cleaners because of its sophisticated design and efficiency on carpet and hard floors. The three-stage cleaning system effectively lifts pet hair, dirt and debris, and advanced sensors can detect the dirtiest areas of your home and prioritize them.

Elegoo Mars 3 Resin 3D Printer

Elegoo, Mars 3 Resin 3D Printer

A budget-friendly resin design printer.

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The possibilities are endless with a 3D printer, so if you know a creative individual who’s had their eye on one, this model is worth a look. It has a 6.66-inch mono LCD with a UHD resolution and 36 highly integrated LED lights with a COB lens and a free-form surface.

Roku Express 4K+

Roku, Express 4K+

Get the most out of Roku’s capabilities out of the box, including most streaming giants and a slew of lesser-known, free ones.

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The Roku Express 4K+ is a fantastic streaming device and one of the more affordable ones. It offers access to the most popular streaming apps, such as Netflix, Apple TV+ and Hulu, and the Roku voice remote makes it easy to search all apps for available titles.

Victrola Eastwood 3-Speed Bluetooth Turntable

Victrola, Eastwood 3-Speed Bluetooth Turntable

Play those classic records on this turntable that’s equipped with Bluetooth for wireless streaming.

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This three-speed record player has built-in custom-tuned speakers for high-quality audio and a removable dust cover for keeping your records in mint condition. Bluetooth connectivity means you can stream your favorite tunes from any smart device, and the headphone jack offers private listening.

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Ancestry.com DNA Kit

Ancestry.com , DNA Kit

Learn about your ethnic origins and ancestral history with this DNA kit.

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Anyone curious about their familial origins can learn a lot with this DNA kit. It provides information and insights on geographic origin and ethnicity and access to the world’s most extensive collection of family history records. Plus, users can build their family tree the more they learn about their origins.

Bokksu Hello Kitty And Friends Snack Box Subscription

Bokksu , Hello Kitty And Friends Snack Box Subscription

Get delicious Japanese snacks and foods delivered straight to your door.

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This food-delivery subscription service features Hello Kitty as its mascot. Members will get Japan-exclusive tasty snacks and Bokksu-exclusive Hello Kitty collectibles are delivered to their homes every two months directly from Japan. Plus, there’s a bonus Hello Kitty and Friends original sticker pack in every box.

Casper Snoozewear Blanket Robe

Casper, Snoozewear Blanket Robe

Stay warm in this comfy blanket when lounging at home this winter.

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Winter is here, but instead of cranking up the thermostat, you can wrap yourself in one of these snug duvet-like blanket robes. They’re excellent for keeping warm indoors, and the large armholes make it perfect for lounging at home. Plus, it has pockets for storing your phone, remotes and other small items.

The Sill Olive Tree

The Sill, Olive Tree

This tree has silver-green leaves for a regal look and is a fantastic gift for any plant lover.

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If you know a plant lover, we can’t recommend this elegant olive tree enough as a holiday gift. This plant has small, silvery, gray-green leaves and requires a lot of sunlight to flourish. You can choose from small and medium-sized plants, and each plant comes in a nursery grow pot nestled in a planter.

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