The iRobot Roomba 675 is the only vacuum anyone actually wants as a gift. It’s Wi-Fi-enabled, cleans on demand, and doesn’t require anyone getting off the sofa. In other words, even the laziest soul can get the house looking tidy with the help of this nifty little robot, and that’s a life we want to be a part of. Make sure the lucky recipient knows these tips about where you should (and shouldn’t) store a Roomba.
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.
Cool is a word that you want to hear when you give the dad on your list his gift or gifts this year. If he opens the gift and says "oh, cooooool" then you know you have succeeded and can be happy with yourself for the next 365 days. Dads are pretty easy to please so the "cool" factor is relatively easy to obtain. That doesn't mean that searching for that perfect gift is any less fun and that the "cool" reaction is any less satisfying.
The health benefits of dark chocolate are plentiful—and just more reason to love these delicious, mildly sweet Omnom Chocolate bars made with 70 percent Tanzanian beans. The brand is committed to using the best ingredients and prides itself on focusing on organic single-origin Tanzanian cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, and egg-free, dairy-free, tree nut-free production in Iceland. It’s a tasty and unique gift for chocolate purists and food tourists alike.
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.
Soothe is currently available to book in 66 cities in the US and Canada. If you're not sure what amount to choose for a gift card, Soothe says the average cost for a one-time, 60-minute massage is $115, but price varies by location, with cities like New York charging up to $182 for that treatment. Soothe also offers subscriptions if you really want to pamper him this year.
Reach for real truffle-infused hot sauce from Truff, because this vegan-approved heat maker also delivers rich, too-good-to-be-true earthy truffle flavor with every drop. It’s a great gift for hot sauce lovers, vegans, the one who always adds a new flavor to omelets and pasta dishes, and the homemade soup fanatic. Find out which hot sauce is the royal family’s favorite.
This useful Honey-Can-Do Lap Desk is the gift the work-from-home crowd will adore whenever they need a break from the kitchen table, a rigid desk, or whatever uncomfortable position they’ve been up in for way too long. They’ll be able to more comfortably place their laptop on this cushioned must-have for hours of easy working on the sofa, recliner chair, or another unofficial work zone. Have a giggle at these hilariously accurate work-from-home memes while you wait for your order to ship.
If your dad is an early adopter who’s always on the lookout for the latest and greatest tech, or if he just can’t get his hands on a new Xbox or PlayStation this year, a virtual reality headset could be the perfect escape. The Oculus Quest 2 is Wirecutter’s favorite VR headset because it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to use. It doesn’t require any cords or expensive PCs, so your dad can play games anywhere. Just don’t be surprised when he won’t give you a turn.
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.
Whether it’s the person who already has everything or the person who’s seemingly impossible to please, we all have that certain someone on our list who stumps us when holiday time rolls around. And finding the right thing might be even trickier this year, since we don’t really want to spend hours in a number of different stores, searching for just the right thing. That’s where this massive list of unique gifts comes in. Not only can it all be delivered right to your (or their) doorstep, but it’s stuff they’ll truly love.
While many women are happy with "traditional" gifts like candy, flowers, or jewelry, it can sometimes be a bit harder to find a gift that resonates with a man. The best birthday gifts for him include everything from a new luxury watch to a stylish slim fit suit to a healthy supply of his favorite protein powder. The Ringside 100-pound Muay Thai Punching Heavy Bag is another great gift choice.
If you’re absolutely stumped about what to get the human on your list, Humans is undoubtedly a good choice. It’s a mostly inspiring, although sometimes uncomfortable, walk through the human experience on every corner of the globe, weaving readers through the existences of normal folks across a medley of cultures and continents. It’s an important read for those less prone to traveling, as well as an exciting addition to the literary collections of those often on the go. For friends and family who love the darker side of life, check out these 20 true crime books they won’t be able to put down.
Keep your social distance from big gatherings and holiday parties this year and give the impossible-to-shop-for adult on your list this ultra-cool Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine. Think of it like an at-home bartender, with push-button simplicity and almost shocking ease of use to make pro-level cocktails with minimal effort. They’ll pop a capsule in, select the preferred strength, and press “mix.” The system draws the appropriate spirit from its reservoir and mixes a cocktail that will instantly make them feel like they’re at a famous hotel bar or resort (or simply out of the house). It’s fully equipped, meaning the capsules ensure that no additional real juice, bitters, or extracts are necessary, but keep in mind that the alcohol itself is sold separately. This handy appliance also happens to be one of Amazon’s top sellers this year.
Many men love handy, DIY jobs. If he likes to work with a cordless drill, then the RAK Magnetic Wristband is a handy tool to get him this Christmas. Each wristband is made of reinforced canvas and fits snugly to your wrist with the use of a Velcro fastener. Embedded in each band are ten strong magnets that can hold all manner of tools such as washers, drill, screwdrivers and bolts. The magnets on this wristband can keep all tools attached well, without them being difficult to move or fall off. Its handy one size fit provides men with a third helping hand while they work on home improvements, carpentry or any other handy jobs.
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.
While I am sure that your dad doesn't mind mowing the lawn, he could probably do a lot with the time he has spent over the years making sure the lawn is green and trimmed adequately. The Husqvarna Automower is a really cool gift that he might not be able to wrap his head around at first, but once he sees what it can do he will definitely speak of the gift as being "cool" This is the kind of gift he will brag to all of his friends about and even though he isn't actively mowing the lawn that doesn't mean he won't sit and watch as this lawnmower does its thing.
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.
This candle from Henry Rose is a first from the brand, emitting a warm glow from a 100 percent cotton wick and blended coconut, soy, and vegetable waxes infused with the brand’s mysterious and sensual Torn fragrance. Notes of vanilla bean, earthy vetiver root, and cozy sweetness will fill the air. It’s manufactured in small batches and hand-poured in the United States, so you’ll feel good about supporting an American business.
They’ll love cuddling up to this thoughtful duvet cover from made from 100 percent certified organic bamboo in a sateen weave finish. The buttery-soft texture will lull them to sleep, and the brand promises no blends, compromises, or drama with the fabric. It’s also mindfully designed with easy-to-use interior snaps and antibacterial finishes. This duvet is even more exciting than finally learning how to fold a fitted sheet.
While the stereotypical dad might bristle at the idea of preparing food with anything other than caveman methods, this propane smoker is a fantastic alternative to traditional wood-based cooking. Where a regular smoker would require constant fussiness and attention to ensure the meal comes out just right, the Masterbuilt needs little caretaking. Dad can just place the ingredients onto the four racks inside the cooking chamber, set the temperature, and wait for the perfectly smoked delicacies to emerge. Read our full review here.
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.
She’ll brighten up her skin-care routine with this impressive antioxidant-packed skin-care set. It comes with seven HydroPeptide 5X Power Peel treatments, a full-size Radiance Mask and HydraFlora Essence, and a deluxe mini Firma-Bright 20% Vitamin C Booster. You won’t be able to tell if it’s her smile that’s glowing brighter or her absolutely radiant skin. Husbands, pay attention: This is a splurge-worthy gift for your wife that she’ll really want.
Looking to treat Dad really big this year? Gift the Apple AirPods Max -- it's like AirPods in an over-ear headphone design with active noise cancellation. Features include a breathable mesh canopy headband, stainless steel arms, telescoping arms, anodized aluminum cups and memory foam ear cushions. It also comes with a Smart Case that keeps the headphones in a low-power state to preserve charge. Pre-order the AirPods Max, which will drop on Dec. 15.