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.
This lightweight serum, powered by vitamin C, makes skin look visibly brighter, smoother, and more radiant. It tackles skin concerns like dark spots, dullness, and loss of firmness and elasticity, and it’s great for a range of skin types. Ferulic acid helps the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while vitamin C works to reduce the visibility of scars and encourages more even-looking skin. For other skin-care gifts and so much more, check out these 16 gifts from Black-owned businesses you’ll also want to buy for yourself.
Philips Hue A19 smart light bulbs make it easy for Dad to create a relaxing environment for when he’s at home, and they’re even easier to control using Bluetooth and his smartphone. If your dad is particularly tech savvy, we recommend adding a Hue hub, which will allow him to set Schedules, as well as integrate the light bulbs with motion sensors and wireless switches from the Hue family of accessories. The White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit includes four bulbs (and a Hue hub) to get dad’s system off the ground and running.

Experts are predicting it's going to be colder than usual this winter. Help him stay warm with a knit beanie from Carhartt. According to its nearly 24,000 (!!) reviews on Amazon, this stretchy one-size-fits-all hat is equal parts comfy and cozy and has the durable quality that Carhartt is so famous for. Some of the colors will still arrive before Christmas, so browse around before buying.

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Gap sweatshirts are cult-favorite classics, and this year’s softest hoodie will be a surefire win for the woman on your list looking for ultra-soft, wearable comfort that pairs just as well with the available matching sweatpants as with denim, leggings, and other winter-worthy layers. The curved hem offers a flattering fit, and draw cords give it a distinctly modern feel. If you have a BFF who’s all about comfort, try this or one of these 65 great best friend gifts for every type of friend.

The Mixed Tool Set from Stanley is a smart set and a great gift for all DIY enthusiasts and pros, as it can be used for various fastening applications. This excellent product comes with colour coded handles and ten of the most popular sizes of screwdrivers. The tool box is a joy to move without the risk of losing any of your tools with its tri-fold case and twist lock. Use this tool in any weather and watch it stay sleek with its full polish chrome finish that resists corrosion of any kind. Purchase this as a gift for your father and watch him enjoy a lifetime warranty on what might be the best multi-tool yet.
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.
Whether or not your dad already plays a lot of board games, we think he’ll like Codenames (one of our favorite board games for adults). It’s quick to play, easy to learn, and flexible on how many people can participate. It’s also popular across generations, so you, your dad, your dad’s dad, and maybe even your dad’s dad’s dad can all play together.
Find festive Christmas gift ideas for all of your family and friends. Whether they've been naughty or nice, you're sure to find the perfect Christmas presents for everyone this year. From the smallest stocking stuffers for men to the most heartfelt Christmas gifts for Mom, we've got Christmas gift ideas that will make this holiday season extra special.
If the guy in your life has been locked up inside the house, it might be time for a weekend getaway (while being safe and socially distant, of course). If that’s the case, he’ll love this small duffel bag from Baboon to the Moon, which is waterproof and made with super-durable OM Stardust Ballistic shell material. Need more than a weekend? It also comes in a larger size for a more extended escape. And if he packs super light, there’s also a mini size for shorter trips.
Jazzercise is back! For under $20 per month, you can give the gift of a monthly membership to this on-demand platform and infuse just the right amount of Spandex-enhanced fitness in someone’s life. The platform includes 10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-minute class sessions, perfect for fitting in a workout no matter how busy your schedule is. Sessions utilize dance cardio, along with other proven fitness methods like HIIT, kickboxing, strength training, and more, to target a variety of muscle groups and require minimal equipment to get the fitness fun flowing. New content is released every week, and it’s a surprisingly fun workout for mother-daughter duos to do together.
This special-edition holiday kit from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare will gently strip back the old, dull layers of skin we’ve all been trapped in this year to reveal a new, brighter face for 2021. The set includes two face peels that help refine the skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, large pores, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts. Whew, that’s a lot! While you’re shopping, don’t miss these anti-aging creams that dermatologists trust the most.
If your dad just needs to chill out (and he’s open to it!), we recommend giving him the AirVape X, our favorite portable cannabis vaporizer—which we recommend after researching more than 50 models and testing nearly two dozen over the past four years. Whether he’s completely new to cannabis or has been a casual smoker in the past, a vaporizer is a great way to bypass the sticky, ashy, black mess that comes along with smoking joints, pipes, and bongs. It also provides a cleaner taste, less lingering odor, reduced throat irritation, and more efficient use of your material.
Help him get his lawn ready for next spring with a subscription to Sunday Lawn Care. The popular new service will deliver shipments of custom nutrients for his yard based on the soil, climate, location, etc. to help his grass thrive. Happy customers say they've seen amazing results and they love that the subscription comes with all the tools they need.

Perhaps your father figure isn’t the most organized person in the suburb. This tiny tracker can help keep an eye on his belongings with minimal effort. It’s small enough to fit on just about anything and has a three-year battery life, so he can just stick it and forget it. When he inevitably misplaces his remote control or car keys, he can track them down up to 150 feet away (assuming he doesn’t lose his device with the Tile app on it). It might not be the most exciting gift, but it’ll keep him from calling you every time something goes missing.


Maybe they already have some pretty cool kitchen gear, but nothing will compare to this Chef iQ smart pressure cooker. It pairs with an accompanying app via Wi-Fi and has a built-in scale for easy measuring, an auto steam release, and more than 300 smart cooking presets. The hearty six-quart size is big enough to feed the family—and petite enough to leave counter space to spare. It’s a fantasy gift for those with a soft spot for kitchen technology, and it will definitely change the way they interact with dinner.
If we are talking about a gift that isn't given to a father every day then we have to take into consideration the gifts that are really cool and a total surprise when he opens them. A fireproof safe for him to put all of his important papers and materials is a great gift idea that most likely isn't something that he would generally ask for. A safe can go from being empty to the most important item in the house. If it has pictures, birth certificates, deeds, and jewelry in it, then it can have a big monetary value as well as sentimental value. 
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.
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.
Protect against strokes or other heart conditions and look stylish doing it. The Withings Move is a hybrid smartwatch that can detect atrial fibrillation (arrhythmic heartbeat) due to its built-in electrocardiogram. Even without this potentially life-saving feature, the Move is still a solid watch. It auto-detects fitness activities, has connected GPS, and can track sleep. Plus, it’s nowhere near as expensive as some other smartwatches on the market. Read our full review here.
Bryce Gruber covers gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at RD.com, although you've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at TheLuxurySpot.com, Bravo, Parents.com, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children. Find her on social media at @brycegruber.
At Reviewed, we love voice-controlled smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, but the diminutive (and affordable) Echo Dot is a perfect way to bring that functionality to other rooms in your house. It's our top pick if you're a beginner looking for an entry-level Echo. I use mine in the kitchen, where it’s perfect for streaming music while I cook, setting timers, or entertaining my kids.
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