We all know that gifts are best when they come from the heart. Things aren't really what the holiday is really about. It's the time you get to spend with your loved ones that makes the season merry and bright. But! Let's be real here: spoiling people rotten is also kind of fun, too, isn't it? Why not treat the folks on your gifting list to a little (or big) treat? Here are some absolutely splurge-worthy gifts to consider this holiday season.
A great smart speaker is a staple home appliance, and the Sonos Move delivers impressive sound quality for its size while boasting an 11-hour battery life. Connect over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and control it with the Sonos app, Apple Airplay 2, or even your own voice. Plus it's ultra-durable and water restistant, so it's suitable for both indoor or outdoor use.
Brooklinen's bestselling Luxe Sateen set is buttery-soft comfort in 480-thread count. Made of 100% long staple cotton woven for a silky finish, these sheets are luxurious yet durable and perfect for hot sleepers. The set includes a fitted sheet - featuring tags that tell you which is the long end and which is the short (hallelujah!) - a flat sheet, and two pillowcases.
This one is for the beauty gadget junkie in your life. The NuFace Trinity is an FDA-cleared facial toning device that uses low-level electrical currents to lift and sculpt the skin on the face, jaw, jowls, and neck. While not an alternative to a surgical facelift, dermatologists do agree that it can be used as a preventative measure for sagging skin and fine lines. A daily five-minute massage is all it takes increase circulation for a brighter, more refreshed appearance. Beautiful!
Look, I don't know how to tell you this, but Uggs are back. Those staples of Y2K footwear were resurrected earlier this year by the denizens of TikTok and have reclaimed the shoe crown just in time for the holidays. Really, they do sort of make sense as a cold weather house shoe, as they both look and feel like you've plunged your foot into a toasty baked potato. A pair of the Classic Ultra Mini Boots are a great gift idea for the cool teen on your list. What's old is new, et cetera, et cetera.
Need a gift for the smoothie king or queen in your life? Vitamixes have long reigned as the status blender of note, but I would argue that they are a) too expensive for an appliance that will inevitably wear out and b) kind of an eye sore! Beast's blender system is thoughtfully designed to sit on a countertop without taking up too much space, and it's aesthetically pleasing, so you won't even mind having it out all the time. The powerful 1000-watt motor and durable steel blade whirr fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables to smoothie perfection inside the thick Tritan™ glass vessel. Delicious.
This is, without a doubt, the fanciest edition of Clue I have ever seen. Housed in a finished wood cabinet and featuring detailed 3D dioramas of the mansion rooms displayed under glass, it's a work of art sure to wow any board game aficionado you're buying for this season.
DJI's Mini SE drone is an excellent piece of starter cinematography tech for a budding filmmaker or creator. Weighing in at just a hair over half-a-pound, this drone can stay in the sky for up to 30 minutes with a fully-charged battery and is wind-resistant to up to 39kph. The three-axis gimbal provides incredible camera stability. Best of all, it all folds up into a neat little package for easy storage.
A holiday classic in a timeless design, this extra cozy sweater is made of an ultra-soft Alpaca and Merino wool blend. Everlane's SuperFuzz Alpaca Oversized Crew sweater has a relaxed fit for roomy comfort while the clean lines keep it looking structured. The blousson sleeves add a touch of whimsy, and it comes in six stylish colors.
For the coffee snob - er, lover - in your life. Trade Coffee's subscription service sends a different bag of freshly roasted, high-quality beans to their door once a month curated to their exact personal preferences. There are over 400 varieties to choose from so they're bound to find a brew that's perfect for them.
A KitchenAid Stand Mixer is one of the most coveted tools for a home chef or baker. This 5-quart version is slightly smaller than its commerical-sized counterpart, but it's no less powerful. Whether you're beating a meringue, hooking bread dough, or whipping cream, the 59-point Planetary Mixing Action will thoroughly incorporate all your ingredients, and all your giftee will have to do is flip the switch. The mixer comes with a flat beater, a wire whisk, a dough hook, and a pouring shield.
Braun is the gold-standard of electric shavers. The Series 9 is a wet/dry smart device that can sense a beard's density and adjust the inner blade system accordingly, hacking through as much as three days' growth at a time. 10,000 micro vibrations per second lifts the hair while the blade guard protects the skin for a smoother shave on even the most sensitive of faces. The lithium ion battery is fully charged in an hour, and the LED display shows the remaining time on the battery life.
Lunya's silk pajamas have legions of fans and for good reason. Made of 100% Mulberry silk, these PJs are thermoregulating to keep the wearer cool and comfortable. People love them for their softness and durability, and above all, that they're machine washable.
Here's a thought experiment for you: what would happen if a duvet was also a robe? Is there such a thing as being too cozy? This offering from Casper is about as close as a person can get to wearing a blanket around the house all day while also technically being "dressed." This robe features large armholes and pockets big enough to carry around a book, an iPad, or a stash of snacks.
The scented candle fanatic on your list will simply melt when they open this box. Tom Ford's warm, seductive Lost Cherry fragrance features notes of ripe cherry flesh and griotte syrup, bitter almond, Turkish rose, and Peru balsam, as well as roasted tonka bean, cedar, sandalwood, and vetiver. This large candle has a 40-hour burn time.
I'm a huge fan on Mejuri's fabulous selection of wear-it-with-anything jewelry. They're known for delicate, femme pieces, but if "dainty" isn't really your giftee's thing, this bracelet - featuring a heavier, more rugged chain and large angular ID bar - might be right up their alley. It's made of sterling silver and finished in palladium with an engraving allotment of up to 14 characters.
If there's a podcaster, Twitch streamer, or aspiring dorm-room singer/songwriter on your list, a quality tabletop microphone is an excellent gift idea. This one from Logitech is basically ready to plug in and use right out of the box. It boasts incredibly clear sound quality and features a smart knob that allows the user to adjust their voice level in real time. Download the free software for even more controls and to access a special effects library, too!
Lord Jones makes a range of very haute, extremely giftable CBD products like bath salts, supplements, and skin care items but my favorites are their yummy gummies. This trio of delicous flavors includes their original strawberry lemon, white peach, and wild berry. Each drop contains 20mg of hemp-derived CBD for a mellow feeling of relaxation.