The Best Holiday Gifts in 2018

Best Holiday Gifts

Time is running out to find that perfect holiday gift, which is why we’ve done all of the research and testing for you. Take a look at the most desirable gifts of the year that are also suitable for every budget—and even the pickiest of recipients. From selecting the ultimate gift for a loved one to finding just the right pick for a secret Santa exchange, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s top gifts:

Here are the best holiday gifts:

  1. Nisolo Mens Leather Shoes. The Nisolo brand combines the highest-quality leather shoes with sustainability. Enjoy the best in design while lightening your carbon footprint and still taking advantage of fair prices. From casual to formal, these ethically sourced shoes start at around $100.
  2. Seamless Smooth Legging. Eleven by Venus Williams offers perfect workout leggings completely seam-free and designed for both comfort and function. The sweat-wicking wonder leggings start around $75 and are guaranteed to optimize any workout, from running to yoga.
  3. Saucony Iso-2. On the hunt for your next gym or outdoor fitness shoes designed specifically for the activities you love? It’s time to re-visit Saucony and experience how skillfully designed fitness shoes can make or break your workout.
  4. Saucony Stretch and Go. If comfort tops your list of must-haves for sneakers, Saucony’s line of Stretch and Go lets you slip in and out of your new favorite pair of workout or casual shoes with ease. They’re even available in children’s sizes.
  5. DiamondClean Smart. Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes now feature the new DiamondClean Smart brush with five modes, three intensities, and you even get brushing feedback with the app. Enjoy four brush heads and a variety of features for a whiter, healthier smile.
  6. Philips Norelco Shaver S9000 Prestige. Take advantage of the smoothest shave of your life when every hair is cut as close as possible to the skin. You’ll need fewer passes to get premium skin comfort, and prices start at just $299.
  7. Ogio travel bags. Take your golf game to the next level with this selection of travel golf bags. There are also travel accessories and apparel to choose from with this award-winning gear bag design brand.
  8. CocoRoo. CocoRoo comes in original coconut, lavender and peppermint to keep that special someone in your life moisturized and smelling great!
  9. Primus Lite. Buying from Primus Lite means getting fitness shoes that put sustainability at the forefront—right along with performance, comfort, and affordability. Recycled PET plastic bottles are used to create lightweight vegan shoes starting at $130.
  10. What a difference it would make if the world had access to safe drinking water anywhere, from home to the great outdoors. Choose from a variety of LifeStraw options and accessories including steel, original, and Flex. Every purchase ensures a child in need gets safe water for an academic year.
  11. Golf accessories. The golfer in your life is always in need of more golf accessories, and with the Golf Gift Guide you’ll never go wrong. Even if you’re not a golfer, this guide will ensure you’re shopping for the right items.
  12. State Optical Co. Choose from a wide range of luxury American eyewear that’s manufactured right in Chicago. Quality and design are at the forefront of this brand.
  13. Upright Pose products. Give the gift of better posture and reduced pain. Simply choose the Upright Pose device, sync it to the app, and posture instantly and continually improves.
  14. Ecco leather collection. Nothing compares to a gift of high-quality leather goods and accessories. Ecco specializes in menswear, women’s wear, and golf accessories for those with refined taste.
  15. Sheets, towels, and pillowcases from Miracle Brand. For those who hate doing laundry, want to reduce electricity and water usage, and adore bedding and towels that smell fresher longer, switching up the fibers can make all the difference. Explore the world of Miracle Brand products
  16. UPPABaby Vista Stroller. If you’re shopping for a parent, you’ll find scores of articles touting the “best” stroller. UPPABaby tops them all thanks to featuring the best in safety and comfort. Prices start at $899.
  17. Wilson Cabin Bag. For decades, Wilson has been the go-to destination for affordable yet high-quality leather. The Cabin Bag is a great pick for traveling, daily usage, or upgrading any current “catch-all” bag.
  18. Louisville Solo 619. The famous Louisville Slugger has no comparison, and the 619 model is a fantastic pick for the baseball player in your life. Prices start at $299.
  19. C300 Forged Irons. Only forged steel will give you the responsiveness and weight you need when tackling power holes. Great for optimizing anyone’s golf game and instantly adding yards.
  20. Roll Top Backpack. Why zip when you can roll? Customize the size of your leather bag while ensuring contents are safeguarded from the elements—all while adding a touch of style.
  21. Vintage Messenger Bag. The classic Vintage Messenger Bag is back from WP Standard and more luxurious than ever before. Two interior pockets and a suede-lined area just for laptops takes this bag to the next level.
  22. Electric smoker. You already trust Cuisinart for your bake-offs, and now your outdoor cooking skills can keep pace with this 30-inch electric smoker. It’s user-friendly, no charcoal is required, and a great option for new grillers at a starting price of $150.
  23. Meat thermometer. Knowing the temperatures of meats is a requirement for top-level cooking. This easy-to-use fork thermometer has an LED screen that allows the user to easily gauge how done the meat is for just $29.95.
  24. IQBuds Boost. Give the gift of hearing this holiday season with personalized hearing buds. They feature Ear ID, smart technology that adapts to the user. These products are designed for those who aren’t quite ready for hearing aids yet.
  25. Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones. Aiwa headphones are a must-have accessory for audiophiles or anyone committed to a 2019 resolution of more workouts. They’re light, portable, and feature flexible sound with 20 hours of battery life.
  26. DEEBOT OZMO 930. Introducing the next generation of DEEBOTS, the revolutionary robot vacuum that switches cleaning modes automatically. Adaptive Floor Sensing technology means it can adjust instantly between mopping and vacuuming. It integrates with your other home smart tech, too.
  27. WINBOT X. If cleaning windows is one of your least favorite tasks, the EVOVACS ROBOTICS team has the solution for you (or a lucky gift recipient). WINBOT X attaches to glass and makes sure every inch is sparkling. It’s cordless and deep clean mode is available.
  28. Coway Airmega. Explore the world of Coway Airmega, a line of state of the art air filter systems featuring smart modes. Each product integrates with your current favorite smart home tech.
  29. Custom photo editing is at your fingertips with the newest console from Loupedeck. Updates and upgrades are always happening as the photography community routinely gives feedback to perfect this creative console.
  30. The Purple Mattress. The majority of American adults are chronically fatigued, and a big part of getting quality sleep is your mattress. The Purple Mattress is engineered with a comfort grid so it’s firmer where you need it and softer where you’d like. Prices start at $699.
  31. Wusthof Knife Set. Seven generations are behind the design of the chef-favorite Wusthof knives, first created in Germany over 200 years ago. Kick your cooking game up a notch with these professional knives and sets.
  32. Under Armour Eyewear. Your favorite workout gear also has an intellectual side. Tap into some of the most durable sports eyewear available from a brand you know and love.
  33. Sphere Paris basketballs. If you thought basketballs only came in pumpkin-orange, think again. Sphere Paris offers luxury basketballs for play or show. It’s a must for the baller in your life, with prices starting around $60.
  34. Organic sheets. All-organic, 300-thread-count cotton sheets make a huge difference when it comes to getting shut-eye. With prices at $100, it’s surprisingly affordable to upgrade your sleep game.
  35. Is someone in your list struggling with soups, hummus, salsas, and smoothies? Add a Fast and Furious Blender or other top-rated kitchen accessory to the mix for easier, tastier dishes.
  36. LiftMaster MyQ Garage Door. If you’ve ever gotten a mile away from home, only to wonder if you closed the garage door, you’ll fully understand the value of this app. The LifeMaster MyQ Garage Door app will let you determine the current status of the garage door, as well as view the garage cam, open and close the garage door, and open and close any connected gates.
  37. Dyson V10. Vacuum cleaners are nothing new, but the Dyson v10 promises suction of larger vacuums, as well as a 40 percent larger bin. With this new vacuum cleaner, they’ll be able to capture particles as small as 0.3 microns to keep all the living spaces as allergen-free as possible. There are four models available, each coming with free tools with registration, as well as four additional tools to help with cleaning.
  38. Taotao Powermax 150. This is a fun street-legal scooter which is fully automatic with a CVT transmission. The Powermax 150 is available in red, blue, black and orange and comes with a matching trunk for storage. The Powermax 150 has a 4-stroke, forced air cooled, single cylinder enine, as well as 150 cylinder capacity. If you live in California you’ll be glad to know that it’s UC CARB approved. The electric start and kickstart back up with ensure this scooter is always ready to go.
  39. MEGABOOM. If that special someone needs a speaker that brings serious sound, the MEGABOOM portable speaker should top your list. Available in a variety of colors, this speaker is waterproof, which makes it ideal for their outings on the lake.
  40. Harmony Elite. Harmony has become a leader in smart remotes, and the latest Harmony Elite is no exception. The Elite goes beyond merely controlling your TV and sound system to allow you to interact with your lights, thermostat, Alexa and more. You set up your preferences, customizing it to your unique environment. You can even set a command like “Good morning” that automatically turns on your lights to your preferred setting, raises your blinds, and plays the music you want.
  41. Alienware Desktop and Monitor. For the gamer on your list, there’s the Alienware Aurora Desktop, which is built for virtual reality and designed to stay cool even after hours of play. If you have the budget and want to really spoil them, the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition desktop is the way to go. They’ll also need the Alienware 25 gaming monitor, which includes AMD FreeSync technology that will give them smooth gameplay and a one millisecond response time. This 25-inch monitor will bring his games to life.
  42. Winegard. The Winegard Elite 7550 and the Flatwave Amped antenna are the ideal product for any cordcutter that is wanting to save money and ditch overpriced cable. The Elite 7550 provides long range signals to be broadcast right in your home without a pesky cable box.

You’ve still got time to grab all the gifts you need for friends, family, and loved ones in your life—including yourself—before the holidays. Start shopping today and save with added end of year discounts or bundled savings with some brands and items. Start 2019 on the right foot by making your life easier, happier, and more joyful. If you want to guarantee they’ll love whatever’s in that gift bag or beneath that big red bow, stick with the top-ranked gift items of the year. With these prices and quality, you won’t be able to resist treating yourself, too. You deserve it, and the recipients of the gifts will be thrilled with your choice.

About the Author

Drew Hendricks
Drew Hendricks is the Lead Editor for Z6 Mag and also a contributor to a variety of other publications.

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