The Best 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas
Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones
Super-cool earphones for a teen drowning out the world or an adult blocking office chatter. Plus, these require only a 5-minute charge for an hour of listening.
Buy: apple.com, $200
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NHL, NFL, MLB and NBA Pillow Covers
Throw pillows for the sports fanatic in your house.
Buy: pbteen.com, $39
Monogrammed PJ Pants
These PJs are classic and comfy, just like dad.
Buy: markandgraham.com, $69
A mix of cool picks
1/ A color-block pillow can make any old couch look like new. burrow.com, from $39.
2/ No cloying scents with this candle—just pure smell heaven. nestfragrances.com, $42.
3/ For the gal who loves a good DIY mani-pedi. Essie House of Color Kit, Costco stores, $50 for a set of 12.
4/ Classic games made groovy. Hitchcock Domino Set, ofakind.com, $68.
5/ Now & Again by Julia Turshen is sure to hold your new go-to recipes, as well as answer the question of what the heck to do with leftovers. amazon.com, $35.
6/ An acrylic Jenga-like game for the minimalist. Deco Stacking Game, westelm.com, $129.
7/ The prettiest way to de-puff your face. Herbivore Botanicals Jade Facial Roller, herbivorebotanicals.com, $30.
8/ A bird your dog is allowed to catch. Pigeon Dog Toy, cb2.com, from $12.
9/ For cold brew, booze, whatever—no judgment! Odeme Oval flask, ofakind.com, $32.
10/ The coolest phone case of all? The one with their name on it. BaubleBar x Off My Case iPhone Case, baublebar.com, $78.
11/ You may never really understand why your cousin is so into triathlons, but this gift says you support it nonetheless! Also excellent for anyone else who cycles around town. Bicycle Repair Tin, kikkerland.com, $18.
12/ Thoughtful, practical and pretty! Kitchen Cloths, shop-foglinen.com, $15 each.
The watch: A rugged, reliable watch for the outdoorsy person in your house. This one is water-resistant up to 100 meters and visible in low light, with large numerals for readability. Field Watch, filson.com, $350.
The record player: Set this block-like gadget down on a vinyl record and it spins itself around the surface, playing the track out loud. RokBlok Vinyl Player, westelm.com, $99.
The GoPro Hero: If they’re going to go bungee-jumping or white-water rafting, there needs to be Instagram evidence, right? GoPro Hero, gopro.com, $199.
Sweater: j.crew. ring: shane Co.
Baublebar Earring Gift Sets
Because everyone needs a little sparkle! Variety of options for shapes, sizes, and styles.
Buy: baublebar.com, $46-$78
Puff N Chill Slippers
Like a warm, snuggly winter coat for your feet.
Buy: sanuk.com, $80
Dunder Mifflin Floorplan
My Perfectly Imperfect Life: A Year of Mindfulness, a Flow Calendar
For someone who needs a deep breath.
Buy: Available at major retailers and online, $16
Cookbooks That Help Get Dinner on the Table
Seriously Good “Of the Month” Boxes
MistoBox Coffee Subscription, mistobox.com, $20 per month
MunchPak snack boxes, munchpak.com, from $13 per month
Farm to People Food Critic Boxes, farmtopeople.com, from $50 per month
Cravory Cookies, thecravory.com, from $13 per month for ½ dozen and from $23 per month for 1 dozen
The Hop-Heads Beer Club, beermonthclub.com, $49 per month
Bags that make casseroles cool again.
Buy: threadandwhisk.com, from $48
Linen Pinafore Apron
An apron so chic you’ll practically want to wear it as a dress.
Buy: gokellyandco.com, $78
Kiss Me With Kiehl's Lip Balm Trio
Fresh Roundtrip Ritual Holiday Set & Glamglow Superstar Set
Fitbit Charge 3
The latest and greatest fitness tracker for the avid step-counter in your life.
Buy: fitbit.com, $150
Liquid Bling Sneakers
Seriously shiny kicks for the fashion-forward teen.
Buy: skechers.com, $65
E. Tribeka SE sneakers
Skater-cool sneakers that even the pickiest teenage boy will like.
Buy: dcshoes.com, $95
24 Piece Lip Smacker Vault
With nostalgic flavors like Coca Cola and Skittles, your teen may not want to share.
Buy: target.com, $20
The Beetle Bag
The makeup that goes inside is girly enough; this bag is edgy in all the right ways.
Buy: indiahicks.com, $35
You want to give your daughter the moon and stars. These earrings make the latter doable.
Buy: taijewelry.com, $50
Something so ancient has never looked so modern and chic.
Buy: modern-mensch.com, $200
Tank the Shark
Toys for your pet to destroy on Christmas morning while everyone else opens their gifts.
Buy: fluffandtuff.com, from $15
Clyde Embellished Fair Isle Sweater
Holiday sweaters don’t need reindeer or blinking lights to be festive!
Buy: jcrew.com, $120
Gold Dipped Pinch Bowls
Pretty little pinch bowls hold anything from snacks to safety pins.
Buy: food52.com, $58 for a set of 2
Upgrade Their Gym Bag!
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A no-slip yoga mat that stands out in class. Gaiam Studio Select 6mm Premium Yoga Mat, dickssportinggoods.com, $30.
Funky leggings that give back: K-Deer donates a portion of each sale to a different charity, including Stand Up to Cancer, the National Park Foundation and St. Hubert’s Animal Rescue and Welfare. Cathy Stripe Leggings, k-deer.com, $98.
A towel to wipe off hard work—and it goes with your leggings. Mauve Track Quick Dry Hand Towel, aretecomplete.com, $24.
A water bottle with a storage compartment at its base that holds keys, cards and cash. 24 oz Bindle Bottle, bindlebottle.com, $39.
Sometimes the right gym bag makes it easier to get motivated! Walk This Way, solandselene.com, $100.
A Novel Gift
Yes, your teen has seen the movies—but did they read the books? Give them a collection that’s the basis of their favorite movies or TV series.
The Hunger Games 10th Anniversary Special Edition Boxed Set by Suzanne Collins, $39
The DC Icons Series Boxed Set by Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu and Sarah J. Maas, $56
Divergent Series by Veronica Roth, $55
The Darkest Minds Series Boxed Set by Alexandra Bracken, $40
A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Throne Series) The Complete Box Set by George R. R. Martin, $53
Star Wars Flexible Spatulas
The force is strong with these kitchen tools.
Buy: williams-sonoma.com, set of 3 for $49.95
Perfect for quirky quotes in a teen’s room or family messages in an entryway.
Buy: store.moma.org, from $50
Monogrammed leather coasters
For the hostess who has everything.
Buy: celinamancurti.com, $36 for a set of four
Your Recipe As a Foil Art Print
Aunt Edna’s cure-all chicken soup recipe is now literally a work of art—printed on gold foil for everyone to admire.
Buy: minted.com, from $104 framed
We Are Knitters Dinka Scarf Knitting Kit
Think of knitting as a form of meditation—the nice chunky scarf that comes out of it is just a bonus.
Buy: weareknitters.com, $55
Fancy-Pants Advent Calendars
Panasonic Wireless Retro Headphones
Noise-cancelling headphones that drown out office chatter or a kid’s garage rock band.
Buy: amazon.com, $100
Porcelain Paper Plates
These have the same casual vibe of the plates at the local pizza place, but they’re sturdy and stunning.
Buy: food52.com, from $36
Tabletop Neon Signs
There’s likely no trendier gift than a neon sign (yes, we’re serious—ask your teen).
Buy: olivergal.com, $99
Luggage tags that scream “Hello! This is your bag!!”
Buy: flight001.com, from $6
Icon Wall Light inspired by PlayStation
Décor to match the intensity of your teen’s video game obsession.
Buy: pbteen.com, $199
Benefit Gorgeous Beauty Organizer
If your daughter is starting to explore makeup: Hip beauty brand Benefit collaborated with PBteen to create this chic cosmetics organizer she’ll love.
Buy: pbteen.com, $129
Lion + Wolf Cloudburst Dog Bed in Coral + Gold Metallic
A dog bed that rivals their human’s.
Buy: shopdogandco.com, $175
IZIPIZI dog sunglasses
For the dog mom in your life who absolutely needs sunglasses for her pup.
Buy: shopdogandco.com, $35
Go Nutz mixes
Let’s just say, if you found these nut mixes at a bar before dinner, you might just forgo the main course and get refills of these instead— they’re that good.
Buy: shop.cliffamily.com, 5 bags in set for $40.
Use Your Noodle
You know your teen is going succumb to the college-ramen phase, so give them a functional way to keep calm and slurp on with this handy cup. Plus, squash your “is my kid eating?” fears by pairing it with this handy cookbook.
Domenica Fiore Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For the foodie in you life—Domenica Fiore’s oils are 100% traceable, and each bottle is hand-signed, numbered, and dated so you know exactly where your oil is coming from. The Olio Veritas is described on the site as "crisp and fruity."
Buy: domenicafiore.com, $39.95/500ml