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Holiday Hot List: 15 Popular Christmas Gift Ideas For 2017
We’ve got something for everyone on our holiday hot list. Whether shopping for an intense gamer, a kitchen connoisseur, or a regular homebody, you’ve covered with these Christmas gift ideas.
Amazon Fire Stick
This handy little device makes watching TV easy again. With Alexa-activated voice control, you can simply say, “Play New Girl” instead of searching through all your different apps. This streaming service also provides access to over 190 paid and free channels, such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Video. You can even watch the big game on the Amazon Fire Stick with a subscription to DIRECTTV NOW. So long, cable.
To buy: Amazon Fire, Amazon, $40
On the go or lounging at home, the Nintendo Switch is always a dose of friendly competition when you opt for a night in. It can transition from a mobile gaming device to a home gaming console by simply docking the portable screen into the station. Two joy-con controllers can be used as one or two controllers, completely adding new ways to play.
To buy: Nintendo Switch, Amazon, $300
Turn your house into a smart home with this stylish home assistant. Google Home is a smart speaker that can respond to voice prompts with its ultra-advanced AI-powered system.You can control your whole home—lights, thermostats, and security systems— with compatible home automation devices like Nest. Not to mention play music, answer questions, set timers, and (most importantly) order pizza, hands-free.
To buy: Google Home, Google, $130
You know someone who can’t live without the latest Apple product. (No shame if it’s you.) The updated design is super sleek, providing more screen space than ever before. Packed with high-tech intelligence and advanced depth sensors, you’re able to take amazing selfies and unlock your phone with just a glance. Don’t even get us started on the new animated emojis. You’ll have to see it for yourself come Christmas Day.
To buy: iPhone X, Apple, $999
Xbox One X
This one’s for the serious gamer in your life: boyfriend, best friend—whoever that may be. With Xbox One X, you can still play all your favorite games, use your Xbox One accessories, and log into Xbox Live, but now with 4K gaming capabilities that totally change the gaming experience.
To buy: Xbox One X, Target, $499
Apple Watch Series 3
Inspire wrist envy with the newest Apple Watch. This waterproof watch can send messages, answer calls, and stream songs all while leaving your phone behind with new cellular connectivity. It can also keep up with running, cycling, swimming, and even HITT workouts with an advanced heartrate sensor, GPS, and altimeter. The only thing you have to do is choose your wristband color.
To buy: Apple Watch Series 3, Apple, $329
We could all use a little assistance with the housework, and this robot vacuum is willing to help. While you’re out at work, the iRobot Roomba will pick up dust and crumbs all around the house without leaving scuffs and scratches on your hardwood floors and freshly-painted walls.
To buy: iRobot Roomba, Amazon, $299
Sony RX100 Cyber-Shot Camera
This gorgeous camera is more than meets the eye. With ultra-fast point-and-shoot capabilities, the Sony Cyber-Shot can capture high-quality images and 4K video in a heartbeat while fitting nicely into a coat pocket. You don’t have to be a pro photographer to figure out this beautifully-crafted camera and end up with fab photos.
To buy: Sony Cyber-Shot Camera, Amazon, $448
The Echo Dot, Google Home’s miniature rival, is the perfect gift to give friends and family who like to stay connected, even if you’re running on a tight budget. This tiny home assistant is powered with Amazon’s Alexa smart home platform, ready to answer your every beckon and call, whether ordering shampoo online, playing music with bluetooth speakers, or calling an Uber for all of your friends.
To buy: Echo Dot, Amazon, $50
Fitness trackers don’t have to be big and bulky. The Fitbit Alta is slim, user-friendly, and (best of all) a great workout buddy. With continuous heart rate tracking, GPS, sleep monitoring, and a clear OLED display, you can stay on top of your health goals in addition to getting smartphone notifications on the spot. Interchangeable wristbands ensure that your Fitbit will always match your outfit, work or play.
To buy: Fitbit Alta, Amazon, $149
A good espresso is hard to come by. Give your favorite coffee fiend the gift of quality caffeine with the Nespresso Vertuoline at-home coffee and espresso maker. With the touch of a button, you’re able to craft the perfect coffee, whether a frothy latte or a rich shot of espresso to start the day.
To buy: Nespresso Vertuoline, Nespresso, $199
Crosley Record Player
Never know what to get your indie-hipster sibling? This Crosley record player plays both vinyl LPs and their fave Spotify songs with a bluetooth connection and a headphone jack for old school iPods. Full-range stereo speakers and a portable case let them take the party with them wherever they go, earning you the best sister award (at least for another year).
To buy: Crosley Record Player, Urban Outfitters, $99
Fried food never tasted so good. This amazing mini appliance makes the process quicker and healthier by using air instead of oil, perfect for the healthy home cook on your list. Grill, fry, and steam your way to guilt-free eating with less than half the fat of regular greasy foods, giving you every excuse to fry just about anything.
To buy: Philips Airfryer, Amazon, $155
Give the gift of unimaginable experiences with the best virtual reality device on the market. Go to Mars or Mount Everest with the HTC Vive’s 360 degree video immersion, where you can explore these incredible places in the middle of your own living room. The Chaperone system makes sure you won’t wander out of your boundaries, run into walls, or spill any drinks, making it a super safe to play in the virtual world.
To buy: HTC Vive, Amazon, $599
HP Sprocket Portable Printer
Your Insta-obsessed friend can turn her grid into reality with the all new HP Sprocket, the portable printer you can fit in your purse. Seamless Bluetooth connectivity allows you to print 2×3 inch stickable snapshots from your smartphone whenever the moment strikes. Just download the free app and start making memories.
To buy: HP Sprocket Portable Printer, Amazon, $128