Give Dad the gift of sleep. Google's Nest Mini has a lot of uses, but it's also one of our favorite white noise machines. Just have him say "Hey Google, play rain sounds" or "white noise" or "fan sounds." There's a whole list of relaxing sounds any Google Assistant speaker can make. But ambient sounds are just a sliver of what Google Assistant can do: It can play the news, blast music, answer your Google queries, even control other smart home equipment he might have installed around the house.
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.
These cozy slippers by Staheekum are a well-made marvel he’ll use every day. They’re lined with country flannel to be warm, durable, and indoor-outdoor friendly, since they’re paired with a hearty synthetic sole. He’ll kick back by the fireplace, run for the paper at the end of the driveway, or tinker around the garage on a chilly day. Bonus: They’re true to size, which makes gift shopping a cinch. Looking for something more unusual? These unique gifts for him should do the trick!
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.
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They’ll be able to keep busy and stimulate their mind with this colorful Roto Brain 3D Puzzle Sphere, which is a modern twist on the old Rubik’s Cube idea. With three levels of difficulty, this memory-boosting brain game is easy enough at the basic level for elementary-school-age kids and difficult enough to really challenge advanced adult minds at the toughest. For a next-level gaming gift, add a few more of these hardest puzzles you can get on Amazon.
Finding the perfect gift for the men in your life isn't easy. Before settling for yet another boring gift (read: ties), take some time to really think about what the guy you're shopping for would love to unwrap. (See? Ties are still a "no."). This list of gifts for men, which is full of thoughtful ideas to match any budget, takes care of any guy on your shopping list — grandpa, dad, son, husband, boyfriend, brother, friend, and so on.