Maybe the person on your list already has everything she needs to make the brightest holiday memories, but giving her a new Feed Projects Eleanor Bag (or anything else from the line) does a world of good beyond just giving the gift of fashion. Feed donates a whopping 75 meals to hungry mouths for every Eleanor bag purchased. The gift of karma is a free bonus.
Depending on your definition of unique there is a lot of potential as to what could make this list. Most of the time the best gift isn't the gift that he asked for but the gift he really doesn't know he needs but will improve his life. Whether it is an article of clothing or a techy item there are a lot of great unique gifts out there that will make his eyes go wide and leave him speechless when he unwraps the gift.
People adore their Sonos systems, and the Sonos One SL is the best way to get in on the act. Just a single One SL can fill a room with beautiful music that is so, so much nicer than what you get from basic smart speakers like the Amazon Echo. The One SL can stream from all the most popular music services, works with Alexa, and can even be paired with a second One SL for wireless stereo sound.
The moment you take the OXO coffee grinder out of its box, you’ll know it’s a fantastic model. Unlike most coffee grinders, this stainless steel machine is a silent grinder and doesn’t wake your kids up when you sneak downstairs for a quick mug of coffee. It’s easy to place in your kitchen as it doesn’t require much space on your counter, and it can store up to 110 grams of coffee, equivalent to 12 cups. This grinder comes with fifteen settings thus, no matter how many times you use it, the OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder produces the same quality of fine, coarse or your preferred midpoint coffee grind.
Whether you’re celebrating your granddad, your dad, or your favorite “zaddy,” you may need some gifting inspiration. Dads often don’t help in this regard; the most common refrain from my own father as we approach any holiday is a gruff “I don’t want anything.” But of course he does, and even if you can’t pull it out of him, you can still get your dad something he’ll appreciate. Send him one of these great, Wirecutter-recommended gifts for dads—none of which is another boring tie.
Can’t celebrate with family and friends in person? Let us do the heavy lifting. Browse Secret Santa gifts for a far-away special someone, or pick out fun stocking stuffers and a great Christmas present for the college student that can’t make it home for the holidays. From personalized Christmas ornaments to beautiful jewelry, you’ll find the perfect fit for anyone on your list.
If he loved chocolate milk as a kid, this elevated health-focused version in a can will be the wow-worthy gift he’ll want to add to his regular routine. It’s a lactose-free, low-sugar, non-GMO, and high-protein take on everyone’s favorite childhood drink, with each can boasting a full 17 grams of protein and only 130 calories. It’s also a great protein solution for vegetarians who still enjoy dairy.
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.
If you have no clue which one item to get him, why not get him five? Burt’s Bees Men’s Gift Set offers you with one gift set that contains five precious skincare items he’s sure to love. The travel sized products include body wash, hand salve, aftershave, shave cream and original Beeswax Lip Balm, and are sure to delight your favourite man, nourish his skin and give him the pampering of his life. These products come in an adorable heritage gift tin that is perfect as a Christmas gift for your dad or grandfather.
Looking for affordable stocking stuffers? Or the perfect present for the woman you adore? What about the guy who buys whatever he wants all year long? We’ve got tons of suggestions for you—from tech gifts and kitchen gadgets they won’t know how they ever lived without to cozy clothing and beauty must-haves they’ll use all the time. So, don’t stress! We’ve got you covered…even if you’re shopping at the eleventh hour for last-minute Christmas gifts you need to arrive the very next day.
Any dad who tinkers needs a solid tool to make precision cuts. This lightweight, stainless steel knife is sleek enough to carry around and sturdy enough to handle all of his slicing needs. The 3.5-inch blade flicks open with alarming speed and a satisfying snap. It’s great for outdoor use, say while camping or fishing. Or, if your dad is really hardcore, he can use it to open mail in record time.
If you’re buying for someone who really loves coffee, the Sterling Double Wall French Press is perfect. It is double insulated so it keeps coffee nice and hot, it looks fantastic, it works for everything from frothed milk to hot chocolate, it's dishwasher safe, and it's the best French press we've ever tested. Best of all, it’s about a third the price of many other stainless steel French presses, meaning it’ll feel like your gift cost way more than it actually does.
Many people are working from home these days, which makes a good office chair an absolute necessity. Spare your giftee from any more back pain with this incredibly comfortable and well-priced chair from Alera. It was our budget pick among the best office chairs of 2020, but if you really want to splurge, look into our top pick, the Steelcase Series 1. It comes in at $415 but is worth every penny.
While a kitchen faucet may not be exactly what they expected, the kitchen design lovers on your list will obsess over this Isenberg K. 1200 Caso in their sink. It’s a dual spray stainless steel kitchen faucet with a pull-out function that makes everything from filling to washing a pot far easier than ever before, all while looking like an ad for luxurious living. This is definitely for the one always admiring kitchen decor and appliances, and will last for years.
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.
If she’s into layered jewelry and accessories, this Dune Jewelry Co. Boho Stack Ring won’t disappoint. She’ll know she’s a total gem every time she wears the interconnected silver stack with her choice (or yours) of sands and natural finishes that appear like glistening gems. Each bezel is layered to a slightly domed, glass-like finish she’ll be eager to show off. If she has a lot of trinkets, you should share these 18 clever ways to organize jewelry.
Busy people will love this Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, and not just for its sleek modern design and large capacity. This next-generation gift is the ultimate for anyone prone to letting their coffee get cold because it’s preloaded with a 90-minute battery life to keep drinks warm and app-controlled for the most modern sipping experience we can think of.
Wirecutter editor Tim Barribeau waxed poetic about Hasami porcelain in 2017 and again in spring 2020, and in his stead, I will do the same. My favorite mugs—like Tim’s—are from Hasami, a Japanese ceramics company. I bet one of these mugs, given the chance, will become your dad’s favorite, too. Hasami mugs are gorgeous porcelain pieces that always look like a set, no matter what size or color you end up buying. They’re easily (and pleasantly) stackable, making it a joy to view more than one on your shelves. To start, I recommend investing in the 13-ounce mug in gloss gray, which is, in my opinion, the perfect size in the most striking color available.
This Braun No Touch Thermometer is quickly becoming one of this year’s most sought-after household essentials, and its popularity probably won’t be slowing anytime soon due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It offers non-invasive comfort that’s easy to use, safe, hygienic, and ideal for contactless forehead measurements. Pair it with one of the best neck gaiters for coronavirus protection to create a whole kit to get them through the next wave.
If the dad on your list loves beer, then he is going to really love making his own. A beer brewing kit is a gift that continues to give long after he has thrown away the wrapping paper. Getting him a brewmaster kit will give him a new hobby and a goal to reach, making a beer that he and the rest of the family loves. He'll be dying to invite his friends over to taste the new brew that he made from scratch. Watch in awe as he registers this gift when he opens it. Listen closely because you are about to hear him say, "oh this is so cool!"
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.