Top Picks for Everyone
If you’ve found yourself stuck for an answer to the question, “What do I want for Christmas?”, then you may need a little inspiration. I’ve listed some popular wanted items below to help you out.
It always seems to be the case that when you don’t have the time or money to buy something you can keep it in the back of your head, wishing you could get it. But then when your birthday or Christmas rolls around, you forget about it and can’t think of anything to tell people to get you when they ask.
Even if you don’t like anything on the list, chances are one of them might help you think of something else not listed here that you forgot you wanted.
I hope you can find this list useful and that it makes your holiday shopping or wishlist making a little easier.
First we have the Christmas Wishlist below. It has 20 popular gift picks with a little description and opinion of each. Afterwards is the stocking stuffers list that has a few more affordable and fun gifts to inspire you. Finally, there is a quiz at the bottom of this page if you are still undecided.
What Should Be on Your Christmas Wishlist?
Keurig Coffee Maker
Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black
Single serve coffee machines have replaced the coffee pot as a kitchen appliance staple. Almost every household in America starts their day off with at least one cup of coffee. The Keurig really transformed how we make our morning coffee with their machine, and their K-Cups.
Now you can have coffee, tea, or hot cocoa in the morning, and your family members can choose whatever they want as well. You all don't have to drink from the same pot of brewed coffee.
The water reservoir on the side, along with their innovative K-Cups are what enables the machine to make cup after cup of different drink.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red
This product was picked before in our Holiday Gift Guide
, and for good reason. Much like the Keurig, the stand mixer from KitchenAid has completely transformed what home cooks are able to do in the kitchen.
It does pretty much everything you can imagine. The most desirable feature is the dough hook, no mixer before had allowed you to knead dough so easily.
Every recipe used to call for kneading with your hands for 10-15 minutes, not to mention that kneading itself is a skill that takes practice to get right.
Now, recipes tell you to attach the dough hook and let the machine work it's magic for a set amount of time.
Another outstanding feature is the motor on the head that powers their attachments. These attachments are truly amazing and allow you to grind meat, roll and cut pasta, spiralize vegetables, and so much more.
Ultimate Ears UE Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
UE ROLL 2 Volcano Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof)
I am obsessed with these Bluetooth speakers. The sound quality is amazing, it covers a large area with excellent sound. I have the bigger version of this speaker, but when I saw that this was waterproof I had to check it out.
Imagine singing in the shower, taking this to a swimming pool, or even on the beach with you.
Even if you don't plan on getting it wet, I find Bluetooth speakers to be really useful. They make a boring a day of doing dishes or cleaning the house a lot more enjoyable.
I love that you can carry it around and play music wherever you want.
Xbox X 1 TB Gaming System
Xbox One X 1TB Console
What will the newest gaming console be this year? The answer is this Xbox X from Microsoft. As of writing this article, it's not even available in stores yet.
You can only pre-order it, or wait until it is released on Novemeber 7th.
If you are a serious gamer, or are looking to buy something like this for someone else, I would highly reccomend pre-ordering.
I've been through enough Black Friday frenzies to know that even if the shelves are stocked full of something in October and November, come December they might be sold out for weeks. You could potentially miss out on getting them in time for Christmas, not to mention that re-sellers will be hiking the prices up to probably three times as much as the retail price.
Amazon Echo Spot
Introducing Echo Spot - Black
Please don't hate me if I tell you this item is only available for pre-order too. It will be released quite late, December 19, but you can pre-order it now.
The Echo Spot essentially adds a screen to your favorite Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus from Amazon. At a cost that is significantly less than the Echo Show.
Of course, it is enabled with Alexa, and processes the same commands as it's predecessors. The only difference from the ones before it are the 1.4" speakers, and the ability to play videos.
4K Smart TV
Samsung Electronics UN65MU6300 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
Admittedly, the price tag on this item is nowhere near cheap. Getting the latest and greatest, highest resolution TV experience never is.
But how could I not add a TV to the list? It's everyone dream gift two times a year, Christmas and Superbowl season.
I have personally been wanting to upgrade to a 4K TV for a while now, but it is quite the investment.
If this is something you're interested in as well, don't forget to check out all the Black Friday ads for deals that can save you a bunch of money on one. Or skip the madness and check out the one above now.
The release of the Cricut Maker actually prompted me to get the Cricut Explore Air 2
because it went on sale simultaneously. I have always wanted one of these machines, and I finally bought one.
While there is definitely a learning curve, I am more and more amazed each day at what this little guy can do.
The Cricut Maker is the latest model, and is pretty much the same as the Explore machines, except that it can cut a much wider variety of materials. As such, it is also more expensive.
It can cut fabric, balsa wood, and thick leather. It can do this via the new knife blade that you can buy separately beginning this "winter" according to the manufacturers website.
This machine is pretty much the greatest toy ever for any avid crafter.
NutriBullet Blender System
NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray
Aside from the Bluetooth speaker, this is the most affordable gift on our list so far. It's the NurtiBullet high-speed blender/mixer system.
I've personally used the NutriBullet before and loved it. I tested making some fruit smoothies, ice cream shakes, and even bread dough.
It's really quite a machine. I think it makes blending and mixing things fun, and very convenient. I find that when I buy kitchen appliances I don't tend to often use the ones that require a lot of work to clean up. This machine makes the process really simple and is easy to clean.
After using someone else's, it's definitely on my list to get one for myself.
Acer Convertible Multi-Touch Screen Chromebook
Acer Chromebook R 13 Convertible, 13.3-inch Full HD Touch, MediaTek MT8173C, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB, Chrome, CB5-312T-K5X4
To be honest, I don't prefer Chromebooks or tablets. I much prefer the full functionality of my laptop. However, that is because I use my laptop on a daily basis, at home for work and for design.
For portability, a Chromebook is an excellent choice. You can access the Internet, create documents, and open files and media. I would suggest this for a student or someone who has to work a lot while traveling.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 - HD 8
For those who need portability, but not necessarily for getting work done, I would recommend a tablet. A tablet has both more and limited functionality compared to a Chromebook depending on your needs.
That's why I would recommend this for teens and kids, or for adults who travel, but not for work. It is a great, lightweight entertainment option that you can still use to write documents, access the internet, etc. But also where you can download apps to play games and watch videos.
You can also purchase a wireless Bluetooth keyboard
to make it even more of a mini work station if that's what you prefer.
Le Creuset 5 1/2 Quart Pan
Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, Cerise (Cherry Red)
Can you tell I like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? As you can see, that's where a lot of my great gift ideas come from. But that's okay because everyone loves good food, right?
This gift is another dream gift for any home cook enthusiast. This famous pan is enameled cast iron cookware. It's high quality, heavy duty, and should last you for many years.
Mr. Coffee Espresso Maker Machine
Mr. Coffee BVMC-ECMP1000-RB Cafe Barista Espresso Maker Machine, Stainless Steel
Although I have already gone over the joy and convenience of the single serve coffee maker machine, not everyone prefers coffee. Including myself, some other people prefer espresso.
Unfortunately, that's a habit that can get kind of expensive. It used to be that you'd have to spend a lot of money to buy fancy espresso machines, but now you can even find portable espresso maker thermoses.
But if you're someone who would like a homemade cup of espresso every morning, you may want to check out this machine.
Affordable Recliner Chair
Merax Massage Recliner PU Leather Lounge with Heat and Massage Vibrating Sofa Chair
It's almost Christmas tradition to get dad a new recliner, right? After all, it's where he spends most of his winding-down time.
It's something I've bought as a gift before, and I'm sure some of you are looking to do this as well. If not for dad, maybe you are looking for a new chair yourself.
I was impressed with the price, features, and customer reviews of this recliner model.
Lighted Vanity Mirror
Chende White Hollywood Makeup Vanity Mirror
A social media post went viral recently of a boyfriend who build his girlfriend a new vanity mirror. The internet fell in love with the sweet gesture.
But not all of us are that handy. Also, not all of us have hundreds of dollars to spend on huge mirrors with the biggest and brightest bulbs.
I feel like this mirror is a good option for you or as a gift for someone else if you've been looking for one. Although, some customers did complain of breakage during shipping.
Do your research before buying to make sure this fits your needs.
Chocolate and Snacks Gift Basket
Chocolate, Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket
Finally we get to the good stuff, food. The holidays are all about food, and then the new year is all about regretting the choices you made during the holidays.
A gift basket like this could be one of those regrets. This is a great option if people are looking to get a gift for you, but you aren't sure what to tell them you want.
It's safe bet type of gift for most people.
Women's Puffer Jacket
BGSD Women's Water Resistant Down Coat
This is the new trend for winter coats this year.
I understand that this pick can be controversial. It seems that either you hate them or you love them. I personally have owned some before and am excited about them being a trend again.
Yes, sometimes it can look like you are wrapped in a air mattress or trash bag, but it is comfy and keeps your warm.
Men's Classic Adidas Slide Sandal
Adidas Performance Men's adissage SC Sandal Black, White
From teenage years to adulthood, these sandals have been around for years. For some they are worn everyday, for others they may been seen as a fashion faux pas.
Some people find them the most comfortable shoes ever, and others wonder why they are so tight and unstable.
Whatever the case, these are infamous and might be on the top of your wishlist if you've been wanting to join the crowd.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smart Watch
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
This is an alternative to the Apple Watch
for those of you who aren't loyal Apple customers. It has a more tactical look and still has a lot of functionality.
You can pair with your phone (via Bluetooth) to accept and reject calls. It has built in GPS for fitness tracking and sharing your location. You can also make use of Samsung Pay and browse the available apps.
It boasts "military-grade performance", able to resist a few accidents and the elements.
Ceramic Hair Straightening Brush
MiroPure 2 in 1 Ionic Hair Straightener Brush with Heat Resistant Glove and Temperature Lock Function (Black)
I believe this hair tool started as an As Seen on TV product. Now, there are many brands offering their own version of the product, from name brands to unknowns.
The straightener brush basically allows you to straighten your hair by doing what you do daily, brushing it. It should save you time and give you volume instead of the flattening effect from a flat iron.
This one is another that is on my personal list this year.
The great thing about this hair tool is that it seems to work on many different types of hair.
I would encourage you to read reviews and look at customer photos, as well as watch video reviews if you want to research this product further.
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer,- Black (X7N08A)
To be honest, I was kind of surprised that this kind of product took so long to make it to the market. It seemed inevitable after our phones became our main cameras.
The functionality is obvious, it allows you to print photos from your smartphone. This is something that I would personally love to receive as a little gift that is actually very useful. Probably many other people would find this desirable as well.
It is available in other colors as well.
Simple Gift and Stocking Stuffer Ideas
If you didn't find one gift that you liked from the list of 20 popular gift ideas (hard to believe, but some people are just naturally more picky than others), then don't worry. I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. Below are some quick simple or stocking stuffer gift ideas.
Go Away Funny Glass Coffee Mug 13 oz - Unique Birthday Gift For Men & Women, Him or Her - Best Office Cup & Christmas Present IdeaPhilips Norelco Electric Shaver 8900, Wet & Dry Edition S8950/91PUMA Women's FENTY x PUMA Bow Slides, Silver Pink/Puma SilverSENSO Bluetooth Headphones Wireless EarbudsFire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media PlayerFitbit Flex 2, Black (US Version)Cupsy Sofa and Couch Armchair Drink Organizer and Recliner Drink Caddy with Removable Legs Multiple Colors16PCS Makeup Brush Set Unicorn HornThe One-Minute Gratitude JournalFull-Body Protective Floral Case iPhone 7Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 - Ice Blue Instant Camera5 Luxury Mens Neckties, 2 Modern Tie Bars, Designer Gift Box, The must have Mens Necktie SetSolid Copper Pineapple Tumbler / Mug with Copper StrawJordan Men's Air Jordan 5 Retro
What Do I Want for Christmas Quiz
If after all that, you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, you can give this quiz a try. It’s a personality quiz that should help you determine what kind of gift you might like best based on your personality and preferences.
Do you spend most of your free time indoors or outdoors?
That’s it for my Christmas picks. I hope you found something you liked or that at the very least you were inspired to think about something you would like.