Even though family gatherings will be limited this year, there is plenty to celebrate this Christmas with vaccines soon to be available and increased optimism about a closer-to-normal year ahead.
With that said, there is no need to blow the budget on Christmas gifts. This affordable gift guide is a great way to shop while maximizing the value of your dollars. Note that prices are current at the time of writing but may change at any time.
[See: 25 Practical Gift Ideas.]
Lego Dots activity kits, $19.99. Lego makes more than bricks and retains its creative DIY bent with Lego Dots activity kits.
Reebok training shoes, $55. If you are a cross-training buff or just want to look like one, Reebok’s training shoes are a great bet.
LapGear home office lap desk, $39.99. A lap desk is a great way to make working from your couch more ergonomic without breaking the bank.
Ecolution family-size popcorn popper, $25.99. Since movie nights at home are popular this year, why not spice it up with some homemade popcorn?
Air fryer, $79.99. If you are looking for a way to enjoy fried food without it being drenched in oil, perhaps an air fryer is what you need.
Custom paint-by-number kit, $29.99. If you are looking for a gift for someone who is not an artist but would like to pretend to be one, then a paint-by-number kit may be just the thing.
KitchenAid cold brew coffee maker, $99.99. It is said that coffee is the elixir of life, but not everyone likes their elixir hot.
UGG Classic Sherpa throw blanket, $49.99. If you’re spending a lot of time at home this winter, a warm blanket is a great gift.
BeatsX wireless earphones, $49.99. A good set of earphones is magical to those that spend considerable hours plugged into an iPhone.
[Read: Work-From-Home Gift Guide.]
USA Pan nonstick six-piece bakeware set, $99.95. Nonstick bakeware has a finite lifespan as the coating wears off over time. Christmas may be a good time to replace old bakeware at a great price.
World’s softest pajamas, $79.99. Winter is the coziest time of the year, especially with appropriately comfy pajamas.
OtterSpot wireless charging system, $99.95. One cannot have too many chargers, given the plethora of devices in our lives and the myriad ways we can lose chargers.
Philips Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush, $39.99. Dental care does not have to take a backseat just because we are working from home and using a snazzy Zoom filter.
TonyMoly sheet mask set, $25. Inspire a spa day with this sheet mask set.
L.L.Bean hiking shoes, $99. Outdoor activities such as hiking are one of best outlets for those of us working from home. A good pair of hiking shoes is gift many will appreciate.
UE Wonderboom Bluetooth wireless speaker, $63.85. For a millennial, it is virtually impossible to go wrong with a gift that has Bluetooth.
Deluxe wooden 7-in-1 game set, $47.42. A wooden game is the best of both worlds: fun to play and looks even better on the shelf than an elf.
Hulu one-year subscription, $59.99. A Hulu gift subscription makes even more sense this year, given that we are homebound much more than in a normal year.
Mrs. Meyers soy candles, $9.99. The warm flicker of candles somehow makes Christmas more cozy.
PhoneSoap smartphone UV sanitizer, $79.95. In 2020 and beyond, it is even more important to keep the most personal of our devices, the phone, sanitized.
Wellness journal, $32.99. For those of us who find writing therapeutic, a wellness journal may be just the right gift.
Aromatherapy diffuser with oils, $29.56. A pleasant scent is a great way to forget some of the unpleasantness of 2020.
Yeti Rambler Colster can insulator, $14.99. This can insulator will keep drinks cold longer.
Gift card. If you don’t know what to buy but do know how much you want to spend, perhaps a gift card is the right gift.
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