The SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II provides terrific sound anywhere you go, be it from the pool to the park to the patio. Enjoy quality music up to 8 hours with its Lithium-ion battery which is also rechargeable with USB power sources. Need to keep the music flowing? The Bose speaker is easy to use. You don’t have to guess what device you’re paired to, thanks to the voice prompts feature. With these Bluetooth speakers from Bose, you’re covered with up to 8 hours of music as your day unfolds. This wireless speaker is available in Aquatic Blue, Coral Red, Soft Black or Polar White and comes with an easy-touch texture that is non-slip, keeping your speakers in your hands as you move.
For dads who love to bird-watch from their kitchen, Wirecutter’s pick for the best bird feeder is the Droll Yankees 18-Inch Onyx Mixed Seed Bird Feeder with Removable Base. It was the sturdiest and best-built bird feeder we tested, with tough metal components that secure tightly to the body of the feeder. The Onyx is versatile enough to hold several different feed types, and it’s backed by a lifetime guarantee against the damage any pesky squirrels can do. The base is easy to take off and clean, and—most importantly—there’s plenty of room for birds to perch.
What do you call this infamous Christmas tradition? Depending on where you are in the country, you might use one name or the other for the same game. There are a variety of variations on how to execute this gift exchange, but the fundamental difference between these two monikers lies in what you’re gifting. Is your gift exchange all about funny, impractical gifts? Then you’ve likely been playing White Elephant all along. If your gift exchange is more about universal, practical gift-giving- that’s a Yankee Swap. However you choose to play, coming up with the perfect gift can be tricky. Browse these gift exchange gift ideas for more inspiration.
For the storyteller in your life, Storyworth is a service that will send your giftee questions and prompts every week via email for a whole year. The questions will urge the recipient to tell sentimental stories that give a window into their life. After the year is up, Storyworth compiles all those stories into a beautifully bound book, permanently recording all of their best anecdotes and memories.
Signe Brewster is a senior staff writer at Wirecutter covering drones, virtual reality, 3D printers, STEM toys, smart-home gadgets, and hobby tools. She previously reported on emerging technology and science for several tech publications (with brief stints at CERN and The Onion). She spends her free time quilting and pursuing an MFA in creative writing.

As a working man, you must be ready for anything. The Leatherman Super Multitool from Tim Leatherman’s brand is an ideal tool to have within your reach always when you’re prepared to work. The first multi-tool was created in Oregon, the place for people who love to get stuff done. With a handle made for gripping with gloves and 19 tools built with a pair of the strongest pliers ever to exist, the Leatherman multitool comes complete with knives, pliers, a saw, ruler and an awl for more functionality. The all-locking feature that accompanies this toolbox ensure that all your valuable tools are securely in place at all times. 


If they’re prone to loving everything pink—from pink clothes to pink lakes—this bag of SaltWorks Ancient Ocean Himalayan Pink Salt is the ideal gift under $10. It’s comparable to regular table salt in use and size but a million times more beautiful, thanks to the natural mineral deposits that give it a soft, rosy glow. It’s also ethically sourced and devoid of GMOs.
The perfect tech gift all depends on who you're thinking of gifts for — boyfriend, husband, dad, etc. Is he someone who loves using tech to explore and see things in new ways? Introduce him to the aerial photography craze with our huge selection of drones. Maybe he's more of a hands-on adventurer who'd enjoy capturing his exploits on an action cam. Or perhaps he's a pragmatist who likes to have information at his fingertips, in which case wearables like smartwatches and activity trackers could be right up his alley. While we can show you the best gifts for men based on our expertise, you're the one who knows the guy you're shopping for and what will make him happy.
Here’s the thing: Anyone might be hesitant to drop big bucks for an impossibly cozy luxury blanket for themselves, but anyone would also be thrilled to receive this as a gift. Available in a variety of colors, this weighted, chunky-braided blanket provides the coziest cocoonlike feel, void of artificial colors and synthetic beads. She’ll be thanking you all winter long.
Most waxed aprons are made from canvas, with a thick top layer of paraffin (to repel water), but that makes them heavy and stiff. The Tilit Contra Chef Apron, on the other hand, is made from a thinner cotton fabric that contains a water-repelling solution. This little detail makes the Tilit apron lighter and more comfortable than typical waxed canvas aprons. We think the clean lines, narrow bib, and welted pockets give the Tilit Contra a neat and polished look, and Dad will agree. And this apron comes in a slew of both perennial and seasonal color options.
It may seem impossible to find a suitable gift for him when he already has everything. The simple solution to finding unique gifts for men is to think outside the box. Give him something really unexpected like a giant copper mantlepiece. If he’s stuck behind his desk all day, distinctive wall art and desk organizers make neat office stuff for guys. Never underestimate the power of a thoughtful gift for him, such as a lumbar pillow featuring his favorite skyline or an interactive movie game set.
Depending on who you're shopping for this holiday (say, your loving grandma or your tough-to-please teenager), classic gifts may be the best choice. But what happens when you realize that you've bought the same cashmere sweater for your husband for the second year in a row? Browse through this list of unique Christmas gifts to find something that'll surprise and delight him. While some may consider these gift ideas to be unusual, we think they're just more creative than the basic (read: boring) finds that you give (and re-gift) year after year. These gifts, which start as low as $10, are perfect for anyone (and everyone) on your list: your kids, mom, dad, significant other, friends, you get the idea.
Whether you’ve known each other a short while or nearly forever, this adorably affordable Made by Mary Knot Ring comes in three metal finishes and is the perfect understated way to show your commitment. This simple yet spectacular little gift shows that you don’t have to spend a fortune to find just the right thing. Here are another 50 perfect gifts for her under $50.

When the best hair masks for damaged hair just aren’t enough to restore overprocessed tresses, this Dermstore exclusive gift set will get the job done in style. Thirsty, frizzy hair will soak up famous breakage-reducing hair protectors from the Olaplex line, including No. 3 Hair Perfector, No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, and No. 6 Bond Smoother Leave-In Cream.
This one-pound bag of single-source African coffee is harvested along steep volcanic mountains within the western provinces of Rwanda at altitudes nearing 6,000 feet above sea level. The result is a cup with balanced, sweet, creamy mouthfeel, robust fruity flavor, and widespread appeal. Every purchase also supports The Water Project, Inc., which is a soul-energizing bonus at the end of each cup.
Fact: Beer tastes better poured out of a tap. If he agrees, get him the uKeg from GrowlerWerks. Made of vacuum-insulated stainless steel, the growler/keg combo has gotten a thumbs up from over 1,000 reviewers who say it keeps their beer ice cold and carbonated (you can even customize the carbonation level) all day long. And whenever he's ready for happy hour, Dad can use the tap dispenser to pour the perfect pint.

This deeply relaxing Anim massage oil from Asheville Botanicals was created with input from professional massage therapists to offer the deepest therapeutic relief for sore, tired muscles. It contains organic oils blended with a concentrated hemp extract for a light, moisturizing oil that enhances relaxation. Each bottle contains 200 mg of hemp extract that works hard on muscles to soothe, calm, and relax. A massage with this stuff is a surefire way to be lulled into restful sleep.
This authentic Japanese-style barbecue sauce from Bachan’s is the exciting vegan, small-batch, non-GMO way to take their dishes on a trip around the world even when everyone is staying home. Don’t expect this one to go on like American barbecue sauce, because it simply won’t. It’s a thinner, more teriyaki-like sauce that adds just the right balance of salty, sweet, and savory notes to meat, fish, veggies, and even tofu.
Most high-quality drones will cost you $500 and up, which can be pricey if you aren’t sure you are going to get a lot of use out of it. The Potensic T25 is our favorite drone under $200, making it an awesome way to practice flying (and crashing), without spending a ton of money. Despite the price, you’re still getting an included 1080p camera and smart features like hovering, decent battery life, and a “Follow Me” mode.
Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to hear "Hotel California" for the umpteenth time in a row, but Dad’s got his boombox out and he’s ready to rock. Entice him to isolate the experience with this pair of slick earbuds. These little pods have an incredible 10 hours of battery life and feel great in the ear, so they can be worn comfortably for as long as he feels like it. Now he can blast his beats to himself until he falls asleep. Read the review here.
There’s no reason to spend a small fortune on building bricks when this MAX Build More Building Bricks Set comes with 759 premium building bricks that are fully compatible with LEGO bricks. That means you can beef up your child’s collection of core pieces and shapes at a major savings without having to stress about the holiday budget. Here are more of the hottest Christmas toys to buy before they sell out.
Pamper his feet by getting dad a pair of UGG Men’s Scuff Slippers this Christmas. Products from UGG are made with genuine materials and exhibit a touch of quality artistry that many can recognise. Made from suede, these imported slippers are manufactured using dyes sheep fur from the UK, USA or Australia. His feet are bound to feel extra comfortable and warm with the leather sole and fur shearling insole. These slippers can be worn anywhere, even though a puddle of water! With a water-resistant suede upper, tackling mould or cleaning the suede will not be a problem; so there’s no excuse not to buy these ones as daddies Christmas stocking stuffer.  
Many dads may already have a Kindle e-reader by now. For those who don't, it's an excellent gift that lasts for years (and stays alive up to a month on a single battery charge). Books are cheap—many are free with Amazon Prime—and the new standard Kindle comes with a light-up screen for under $100. There are other Kindles with extra features like waterproofing, but we think this is the one to buy.
It may seem impossible to find a suitable gift for him when he already has everything. The simple solution to finding unique gifts for men is to think outside the box. Give him something really unexpected like a giant copper mantlepiece. If he’s stuck behind his desk all day, distinctive wall art and desk organizers make neat office stuff for guys. Never underestimate the power of a thoughtful gift for him, such as a lumbar pillow featuring his favorite skyline or an interactive movie game set.
While a personal massage therapist would be a wonderful gift, this portable massager is a more practical solution to alleviate muscle tension. We tried the line of Theragun products, and the mini stood out to us as an accessible and effective way to massage out any soreness. Plus, if she’s working in front of a desk all day, she’ll surely appreciate this pocket-size problem solver.

Smart watches are fun and all, but a traditional wristwatch is still a timeless way to complete an outfit. This Skagen Signatur watch is simple, but pairs perfectly with casual and formal outfits. I own two Skagen watches myself and I wear them all the time. If you’re buying for someone who likes a little more pizazz in their wardrobe, MVMT Watches also makes a huge array of stylish, affordable timepieces with great reviews.
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