25 Classic Christmas Gifts You'll Never Go Wrong With
YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT INCLUDING A GIFT RECEIPT WITH THESE GENIUS PRESENTS.
You might be looking at the calendar skeptically, thinking, How could this possibly be right? The holidays aren't that soon, are they? Then come the inevitable thoughts about gifts—who you need to buy for and, more importantly, what you're going to get them. But you needn't scramble at the last minute and swipe a random item off a department store shelf; we've got you covered with classic gift suggestions for everyone on your list, from your spouse to the coworker whose name you drew at your office Secret Santa. And for more amazing gift ideas, check out The 20 Best Holiday Gifts From Best Buy at Any Price Point.
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This faux leather jewelry box
With a high level of craftsmanship and a stylish design, this Glenor Co. jewelry box is a sophisticated storage solution. More than 50 compartments provide ideal places for earrings, bracelets, rings, and more. It even comes packaged in a gift box with a card so all you have to do is put it under the tree. And if you're wondering which gift ideas you should steer clear of, check out The 20 Most Popular Gifts You Shouldn't Buy in 2019.
$40 AT AMAZON
These cashmere-lined leather gloves
Whether you're buying for your dad, your wife, or your best friend, you can't go wrong with these cozy, cashmere-lined leather gloves that will make gripping a cold steering wheel feel like heaven. Ideal for folks who want to stay warm and fashionable, these are sure to wow anyone on your list.
$99$74 AT NORDSTROM
This 15-piece kitchen tool set
Bed Bath & Beyond
Do you have a foodie or a budding gourmet chef in your life? Then this OXO kitchen tool set is the perfect choice. This attractive stainless steel utensil holder includes everything from a meat tenderizer to a pizza wheel to a potato masher to ensure your favorite gourmet always has the right tools on hand. And for some cool and affordable gift ideas, check out the 50 Best Gifts $50 and Under.
$100 AT BED BATH & BEYOND
This brass-finish LED desk lamp
The Home Depot
For that friend or family member who loves a practical gift, this sleek LED metal task lamp is sure to score you serious Brownie points. With its vintage-inspired shape and polished black-gold color combination, this lamp is a perfect fit for any upscale business or residential space.
$63$57 AT THE HOME DEPOT
This Kindle Paperwhite
Reading has never been more comfortable, customizable, and convenient than with the Kindle Paperwhite. It's a thinner, lighter, waterproof version of this champion e-reader, meaning every it's perfect for your favorite bibliophile. Sure, it doesn't have the delightful smell of a used bookstore, but it more than makes up for it by allowing you to store literally thousands of books in one small device that's easy to throw into any purse or messenger bag.
$130 AT AMAZON
This electric wine opener
Buying for someone who loves a glass of wine at the end of a hectic week? Make their life a bit easier by gifting them this cordless electric bottle opener. It removes the cork in seconds and even includes a foil cutter for removing seals, making wine o'clock a breeze.
$20$15 AT TARGET
These super soft terry joggers
This holiday season, give the simple gift of comfortable relaxation to someone special. These super soft terry joggers are the perfect choice for cuddling up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate and a great Christmas movie—or hitting the gym once the holidays are over.
$45$16 AT GAP
This letter board
Whether their home décor is rustic, modern, or vintage-inspired, this letter board is sure to be a welcome gift. Perfect for leaving love notes (or grocery lists), it's a genius—and affordable—way to show you care. And for more great gifts for the home, check out these 25 Kitchen Decorations That Will Completely Transform Your Space.
$13 AT TARGET
This faux fur hoodie
Want the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life? This plush faux fur hoodie is equal parts stylish and cozy, making it an ideal gift for anyone who likes their wardrobe essentials to feel every bit as good as they look.
$49$39 AT URBAN OUTFITTERS
These adorable cat slippers
The cat people in your life deserve some love this holiday season, but a bag of treats under the tree isn't exactly an impressive gift. Instead, pick them up a pair of these adorable, whimsical cat slippers crafted from soft, natural wool to keep feet toasty all winter long. And for more great gifts for feline fanatics, check out these 20 Purrfect Accessories for Cat Lovers.
$86 AT NORDSTROM
This 9-piece cocktail set
Bed Bath & Beyond
Get anyone in the holiday mood with this Libbey nine-piece mixology set. It's the perfect gift for anyone who's perpetually making Moscow Mules, Bloody Marys, and White Russians, and includes everything they need to make their libation of choice, from a wooden muddler to a three-piece stainless steel shaker.
$30 AT BED BATH & BEYOND
This cold case murder mystery game
If you have a true crime fan in your life—and who doesn't?—give them their own case to solve this holiday season. Unsolved Case Files is a cold case murder mystery game that has players take the role of a detective investigating a decades-old murder. What better way to spend an evening with family or friends?
$27 AT AMAZON
These personalized family mugs
Featuring artwork representing your family members, these personalized mugs are a great way to give someone special a personalized gift without breaking the bank. And if you've got multiple people to buy for, you can purchase a set of these handsome mugs, their favorite coffee, and some hot cocoa for a special treat they're sure to appreciate.
$30 AT UNCOMMON GOODS
This classic bifold wallet
Those bulky leather wallets—filled with a mountain of receipts and sandwich cards—went out of style as soon as George Costanza pulled one out of his back pocket. The smarter option? This simple bifold wallet from Herschel Supply Co. in a durable polyester. It's fashionable, functional, and most importantly, slim, making it a fitting present for anyone on your list.
$35 AT ZAPPOS
These stemless wine glasses
Nevertheless, these wine glasses persisted. Each time the recipient of these stemless glasses takes a sip of their favorite Chardonnay or Merlot, they'll also give a shout out to history's bravest women, from Susan B. Anthony to Sojourner Truth.
$16 AT UNCOMMON GOODS
This karaoke microphone
Everyone has that one friend who's always down for karaoke. Now you can bring the party to them with this Bonaok wireless karaoke microphone. It's super easy to use and connects to your phone via Bluetooth, meaning those off-key renditions of "Don't Stop Believin'" can go wherever they do.
$30 AT AMAZON
This specialty coffee maker
Do you someone who takes their coffee just a tad too seriously? Of course you do! Luckily, you quickly become their favorite person by gifting them this amazing Ninja specialty coffee maker. A great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy lattes without the trip to a coffeehouse, this set comes with a glass carafe, coffee scoop, and frother, making it ideal for creating everything from iced coffee to cappuccinos.
$200$170 AT KOHL'S
This Furbo dog camera
For dedicated pet parents, there's nothing worse than being torn away from that furry friend. Luckily, the Furbo Dog Camera makes those long days apart so much easier. This nifty device not only has an HD camera, letting them check out their four-legged family member, but will even toss dog treats on request.
$200 AT AMAZON
This mini waffle maker
Bed Bath & Beyond
If you need a quick gift for a breakfast enthusiast, this Dash Mini Waffle Maker is the way to go. It's compact, easy-to-use, and even easier to clean—truly an evolution from those hefty old-school waffle irons. And hey, maybe the grateful recipient will even whip you up some breakfast!
$15 AT BED BATH & BEYOND
This cable-knit turtleneck sweater
What's better than a soft, cotton-knit sweater when you're curling up by the fire? The answer is nothing, of course! This turtleneck tunic sweater is comfortable, cozy, and stylish enough for even the most fashionable folks on your list.
$70 AT GAP
This rustic picture frame
We all love seeing photos of our family and friends on Instagram, but there's something even more enchanting about physical photographs gracing a staircase or mantle. And if you want to customize it for someone special, you can always hand it over pre-filled with reminders of those happy memories you've had together.
$26 AT TARGET
These personalized golf balls
Dick's Sporting Goods
Know someone who's always counting down the seconds to tee time? Then these golf balls are the ideal gift. You can even customize them with a personal message on each one so their recipient is reminded of you every time they hit the links.
$52$48 AT DICK'S SPORTING GOODS
This cashmere travel wrap
Whether they're living in a cold climate or constantly battling the brutal AC on airplanes, this cashmere wrap is the perfect present. It's super soft, high-quality, and the perfect size for cozying up under, whether they're wearing it as a blanket or using it as an oversized scarf.
$198$139 AT BLOOMINGDALE'S
This kitschy snow globe
Do you know someone who can't get enough of the holidays? Help them follow their bliss with this unique and contemporary take on the classic snow globe. A charming hand-painted scene is magnified by the glass dome, bringing the tiniest of details into sharper focus.
$56 AT THE GROMMET
This cute baby Nessie tea infuser
Anyone looking for a bit of whimsy with their steaming cup of tea will enjoy this Baby Nessie tea infuser. Crafted by award-winning studio OTOTO, this tea infuser is dishwasher-safe and resistant to boiling water, making it easy for its recipient to discover the kinder, gentler, cuter side of the Loch Ness Monster.
$13 AT AMAZON