We know, you’re not done shopping yet—neither are we but we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up a list of thoughtful, unique and practical gifts they’ll love and use. We also found some budget-friendly gifts under $20 that’ll arrive before the holidays.
For Sharing Family Memories
Digital frames have come a long way and two of the standout features of this one are its big 10-inch screen and smart photo pairing feature. Using AI technology, this feature strikingly pairs two similar portraits side-by-side, taking you back to happier pre-COVID memories. Aura has an easy-to-use app with unlimited storage that lets you send photos from anywhere directly to the digital frame. This makes it easy to ask family members and friends to download the app and instantly share their photos to the frame. We love the idea of sending photos on the fly from a future vacation destination, too. Aura Carver Frame, $199, aura.com.
For The Pet Lover In Your Life
Create an adorable Renaissance-era portrait of your dog or cat—this is our favorite and most unique gift idea for dog and cat people. Upload a photo of your pet then choose a costume from over 150 options including an admiral, a noble and a count. The portrait comes on a high-quality canvas that’s easy to hang.
Custom Pet Canvas, $59.95. crownandpaw.com.
For Supporting a Loved One Who’s Grieving
Many of us know someone who lost a loved one this past year and had to grieve without being surrounded by family and friends for support. Sending them a thoughtful gift to let them know they’re loved and thought about would do wonders for both the recipient and gift giver. Beyond Flowers and Food is a mom-owned business that thoughtfully curates gifts for people who’re going through a very difficult time so you can send something other than food and flowers. A few of our favorite gift ideas: Send a guardian angel to someone who’s grieving a loss, send an uplifting gift featuring a soft throw, wonder woman socks, strength stones and more to someone battling cancer or send hope to someone who could really use it. Each gift is beautifully gift boxed with a note explaining the meaning behind the gift and a personalized note from the gift giver. Head to beyondflowersandfood.com for more unique ideas to support a family member or friend going through a difficult period.
For Zoom Holiday Cocktails
The Spa Girl Spritzer Gift Set is perfect for gift giving and stay-at-home cocktails during this very different holiday season. The kit comes with a bottle of Spa Girl Cucumber, Peach or Pear Vodka, a bottle of St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, a recipe card and a crystal cocktail carafe (valued at $35 on its own) packaged in a keepsake box. With a limited run of 5,000, the is only available through December 2020. Spa Girl Spritzer Gift Set, Spa Girl Cocktails, $35. spagirlcocktails.com.
For Coffee Gurus
Café Infinity is a game-changer for anyone who loves flavored coffees. Using an app, Café Infinity helps coffee aficionados easily craft their own coffee blends. The starter kit has everything you need to create new flavors. Your blend creations can be saved on the app for future reference. The kit comes with 12 flavors to make your own blend, a stainless steel storage rack, tins to store your personalized creations and measuring scoops. We also love that the company is based in Cherry Hill so you’ll be supporting a New Jersey small business with a purchase. Café Infinity Guru Kit, $79.99. cafeinfinity.com.
For Finally Printing Photos On Your Camera Roll
This smartphone-sized photo printer easily fits in your bag and comes in four fun colors. You can use a free app to customize pictures from your phone (iOS or Android) with doodles and graphics and then print glossy, mini sticky-backed photos for your own album or DIY project. HP Sprocket Photo Printer, $79. amazon.com
If you’re looking to instantly print 4×6 glossy pictures at home, this printer will do the job and comes with a free app that edits and customizes photos from your camera roll or social media before printing. The app also has templates for photo albums, cards, collages and more. HP Sprocket Photo Studio, $130. amazon.com.
For a Personalized Last-Minute Gift Idea
Customize this two-sided bamboo ornament with your favorite pictures and get it the same day at your local CVS. Get 50 percent off photo orders with Promo Code MERRY50 through December 12th.
For Puzzle People
Puzzles were all the rage this past year and we’ll likely have plenty of time for more of them while we’re staying home this winter. Customize a 252-piece, 10 x 14 puzzle with a picture of family or friends they’ll want to display once it’s put together. It comes in a collectible tin. Get 50 percent off photo orders with Promo Code MERRY50 through December 12th.
For Anyone On Your List
These popular socks cradle the arch of your foot, giving you firm but comfortable compression. They come in all types for all members of your family and they’re built to last. We love that for every pair bought another pair is donated to the homeless community so you can feel good knowing every purchase makes a difference. Plus, the colorful packaging make them fun to give. Women’s holiday sparkle gift box, $65. bombas.com
For Retro Camera Lovers
Old school cameras that instantly print pics are all the rage this year and we love the fun colors and unique features of the Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera. Besides taking instant pics, this camera has a selfie mirror so you can easily take the perfect selfie. Just pull out the lens barrel until the selfie mode mark appears. You can also customize your pics with two shutter button accessories—a jewel button and a glow button. The Mini 11 automatically chooses the right shutter speed in any environment and captures bright backgrounds and subjects even in dark scenes.
FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Camera, $69.99. kohls.com.
For a Practical Gift They’ll Use Every Day
This high-tech toothbrush will help you commit to better hygiene in the new year thanks to five modes for personalized brushing that include daily cleaning, whitening, gum care and sensitive and intense settings. AI technology and an app recognize your brushing style and guide you to better habits.
Oral-B iO 7 Electric Toothbrush, $169.99. target.com.
For Help Creating a Skincare Regimen at Home
The sonic vibrations on this facial cleanser gently loosen and remove dirt, oil, makeup residue, and dry skin cells. The goal is to exfoliate, firm and brighten skin and unclog pores. The cleanser has two brush heads and two settings for regular and deep cleansing.
Plum Beauty Sonic Facial Cleanser, $19.99. cvs.com.
This premium 6-foot cord is made with a durable woven USB cable so it won’t fray. What sets it apart besides its durability and length is its three connectors (you can only use one at a time) so it fits with Apple devices, older and newer Androids, power banks and e-readers.
Triple Header Maxi Cable, Tech Candy, $31.99.
For the Perfect Gift to Sum Up 2020
This Grinch ornament perfectly sums up all things #2020 and it’s on sale now, too.
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