The holidays mean fun celebrations, memorable family gatherings — and the stress of buying holiday gifts for loved ones in your life.
“When choosing the perfect gift, keep the giftee top of mind,” says Simone McDowell, Buzz Creator and Gift Stylist at HoneeBee Gifts, where she provides personal gift shopping and consultations.
“Look at what is of interest to the person you are purchasing the gift for.”
To help you get your gift list together, we rounded up some hot items for 2019 for everyone and every interest.
Holiday Gifts For Women
For the fitness buff
Women who love to exercise will jump for the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband, which provides real-time activity and sleep stats. ($123)
For the techie
Perfect for moms who are no strangers to spills — or the accidental toilet drop — the Joy Factory BubbleShield cell phone sleeve is a waterproof case that provides wet protection, while letting you continue to use it. ($20)
For the fashionista
The InstaWatch by May28th lets you upload a photo from a phone or Instagram, and customize a watch with the photo, band colors, buckle and more. ($44)
For the naturalist
“Spa days are a great experience gift,” says McDowell. Get a gift certificate for an organic spa day, or opt for a cheaper at-home spa experience with the Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser. ($60)
Holiday Gifts For Men
For the stylish: Perfect for the on-the-go guy, the Sharper Image Travel Grooming Kit has everything from nail clippers to a comb to a corkscrew in a stylish leather case. ($80)
For the techie
“A nice watch is a classic gift that still makes an impression,” says McDowell.
Upgrade with the Cookoo watch, which manages your cell phone, email and even social media accounts so you’re always connected. ($130)
For the sports enthusiast
Fashionable and fun, Cufflink Aficionado sports cufflinks will help the man in your life show team pride without being overly fanatical. (price range $50 – 200+)
For the outdoorsman
Whether he needs cold to stay cold or hot to stay hot, the Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle keeps liquid at the temperature you want for up to 24 hours. ($22 – $50)
Holiday Gifts For Children
For the baby
Since babies are overloaded with toys, McDowell suggests going the more personal route.
“Personalize a onesie or bib, or go beyond the run of the mill dolls with a handmade sock doll,” she says.
Inktastic personalized clothes can help you create the perfect customized gift for a baby. ($9+)
For the child
Know a child who’s always stealing their parents’ tablet?
Make them happy and help them learn with the VTech InnoTab 3 The Learning App Tablet.
They can explore their creative side with an art studio or dive into age-appropriate educational games. ($60)
For the teen
Teens are often buried behind technology, so change it up with an experiential gift.
Tickets to a game, an indoor rock climbing gym day, or horseback riding lessons at the local equestrian center will get them moving and create memories. (priceless memories)