This is THE best list of Christmas and holiday gift ideas on the entire internet. I know, I know, that’s a bold claim, and I’ll let you be the judge. So scroll down, and we guarantee you will find at least a handful of gifts that make you say, ‘Wow. Now I’ve got something I’m excited about giving.’
Whether you’re looking for bargain gifts, books, tech, toys (for both adults and kids!) or fascinating Holiday and Christmas gift ideas that you didn’t know existed, you’ll find them all below. For your convenience, this list has no pop-ups, and the gifts are arranged in price from low to high. If you’re looking for gifts and gift ideas to help that special someone get healthier, wealthier, and wiser, you’re in the right place.
This massive gift guide is brought to you pop-up free by some of our favorite companies, including: Leesa, MVMT, Biostrap, Indochino, Elysium, Ridge, Hint, and Gunnar. A big thanks goes out to them for supporting The Mission, an independent and veteran-owned media company!
Without further ado, The Mission presents… 365 of the best gifts from $10 to $1000+
The lowest-tech cardio workout since jogging. A few minutes a day with this thing and the extra poundage will disappear.
This list of 35 Holiday Dessert recipes has ingredients that can all be purchased for about $10. Every one loves the person that brings great desserts.
We’ve recently been using pinecones as a fun firestarter (that also looks super cute sitting in a bag next to the fireplace), and it’s our new favorite holiday festivity.
A portable microfiber cloth that cleans all surfaces and lenses.
DIY LED lights for your drone, airplane, helicopter, RC car etc.
This clay makes me feel like the skin is being ripped off my face (or maybe just tightened?!), but in a good way — like it’s actually doing something! Try it out and let us know if you get that same feeling! With 12K+ reviews, something must be great about it!
It’s a pain to go to the store every time you need a new razor blade. You know you need to change razors more often, and it can be easy to forget. Harry’s razors are excellent quality razors, they’re affordable, and you can set delivery to make it easy to always have fresh, clean, and sharp disposable razors on hand.
Price: $2/refill blade delivered at your frequency choosing
The best source for B17, an alleged “cancer killer”. Lather up!
Do all the Hallmark Christmas movies have the same plot? Yep!
Am I still going to watch every one until Christmas? Yep!
Price: $4.99/month with 7 day free trial
If you’re giving a gift to your most favorite NERD (Never Ending Radical Dude, anyone?), then you really have to step your game up to get him or her something fresh.
If you have something around you for many hours each day, might as well give it a double duty job of making you smile and being useful.
Who doesn’t love guiding a silent princess through intense architecture and geometrical puzzles? I don’t own many apps (especially game apps), but this one is an exception.
Meditation helps you focus on the present, increases your self-awareness, and reduces negative emotions. Take just 10 minutes a day to clear your head and find your focus with a Headspace subscription.
Price: $7.99 per month for annual plan, however currently offering 40% off for the year for new subscribers.
If you’re getting sick of drinking coffee all the time, then perhaps tea holds the answer for you. Gives you something warm to drink, satisfies the fixation to drink something, is a bit healthier for you, and makes you feel good.
But that means you need some new equipment…
Give your office (and yourself) the gift of clear communication. Easily keep track of your team and your work with Slack.
Price: Free — $8/ month for standard package
Perfectly portioned, healthy meals direct to your home. It’s like your own personal sous-chef. All the fun of cooking without any of the chopping, shopping and prep work. Another great thing about HelloFresh is that the recipes are perfect to reuse and share with your friends and family.
Price: $3.99/serving for classic plan
Throw frisbees into these pop-up buckets. Play against friends and family.
Ramp, roll and ride the rails. With five challenging configurations, the customizable Sphero Terrain Park puts your skills to the ultimate test. Compatible with Ollie, Sphero 2.0, etc.
Do you know someone with stiff muscles? This roller deeply massages the muscles for a fraction of the cost of a professional massage.
Before you get them the really nice drone, gift them this cheap RC Helicopter to practice flying.
This gear set includes 10 flag football belts (5 yellow, 5 blue) with 2 Velcro attached flags, 4 goal line cones, flag football rules, and a bag. Grab a football and friends as you take this set to the field.
The YETI Colster is like a stainless steel bear hug (or can cooler) for your sodas or longnecks.
If you get this for one of your friends or family members, better believe it will get used that same evening. We just ordered one.
Learn the proper guitar notes with these helpful stickers.
This is a pocket-sized creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages.
Running on a treadmill doesn’t have to suck. This smartphone app coaches you through your run and provides a killer playlist.
Price: $15 per month or $100 for the whole year
Recent research has suggested that we may need much more vitamin D than previously thought for optimum immune function and long-term health. Optimal Vitamin D is a pure and potent liquid vitamin D3 supplement in an olive oil base, providing 2000 IU of vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol per drop.
B12 boosts energy levels in a safe, natural way.
These drops absorb into the body fast. They help increase energy levels, improve hair and skin health, and boost memory skills
If Equinox is out of your price range, we’d recommend Class Pass. Choose from thousands of workouts.
Price: $10 — $12 per class
Do you know someone who loves working with their hands? The hands are the most important tool of all. Protect them with the glove designed to outwork them all.
These gloves will keep your hands protected from the cold, even when it’s 20 below!
Price: $12 — $14
A durable water bottle for any situation, and Nalgene is super eco-friendly.
Price: $8 — $25
High-jumping fun for everyone. Remember the joy of jumping on a trampoline? Now imagine a warehouse full of connected trampolines. Endless high-jumping fun for everyone, and it’s a great workout!
Price: About $20 for a one-hour session
Looking for a mask that is a bit more gentle, and fun? Try this one out to see some awesome carbonated bubbling action!
SUTRA Gold boosts the immune System and fights inflammation. Not only does it taste like a smooth chai latte, but it’s filled with antioxidant rich turmeric to keep your mind and body running on all cylinders. Pour SUTRA into hot water or nut milk and gain increased energy, a strengthened immune system, and improved digestion, focus, and retention.
Not to be downers, but you’ve got to protect yourself. Sometimes an alarm is the best option. ANRUI makes some affordable and effective ones.
Price: $18 for 3-pack
Dead sea waters consist of over 20 minerals, which is why regular salt baths can help with stress, aches and pains, insomnia, skin problems, and many other ailments. I add a drop of lavender oil to my baths and soak up every moment!
When we started experimenting with our drones, the first thing to go was the propellers. Stupid tree branches were always getting in the way! Definitely not pilot error. Anyways, these could have been lifesavers had we had them in the beginning.
Listening to music or ambient noise while working can increase your productivity and supercharge your focus. Spotify’s premium or family plan offers you unlimited access to millions of songs and pre-made playlists.
Price: Free — $15/month
A deeply moving and inspiring collection of notes from the most expressive wall in the world.
Lights . . . camera . . . action!
FIND YOUR WILL, FIND YOUR DISCIPLINE — AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR FREEDOM
Next Level makes great fitting apparel that isn’t covered with logos or designs.
Whether they’re simple t-shirts, hoodies, or long sleeve crew neck shirts, they’ve got you covered. Perfect for those who don’t want to be adorned in logos.
The TrackR Pixel offers easy tracking and location for your keys.
You can also set it up to work for your purse, backpack, luggage, or anything else. They’ve got deals on one packs all the way up to eight packs.
It’s been a crazy year, and after one of our team members almost got jumped by a gang at a train station, we’re all thinking a bit more about how to protect ourselves. Introducing, the Practical Tactical Pen. It writes anywhere, can break glass if you’re trapped in a car, and you can defend yourself with it if necessary.
You’ve got to protect yourself and sometimes an alarm is the best option. ANRUI makes some affordable and effective ones.
Price: $17.99 for 2
The Vipertek stun gun is another stocking stuffer nice to have on hand for a student, or anyone who has to be out on the town at night.
You know him as The Mission’s mascot, but what you might not know is that we’ve got some dirt on Toasty.
It’s all over our floors! To help make Toasty clean again after his daily trip to the dog park, we recommend these dog paw cleaners.
Give your family the gift of clean pup feet (whoever does the cleaning in their house will thank you later).
What a novel idea. We’ve had countless mugs that spill coffee whenever we try to use them. If you want a cheap mug, that actually works, check out the Contigo Travel Mug.
Ever tried mushroom coffee? I’m guessing your reaction right now is a bit of “well, ummm….that sounds gross..” Well, folks, we are here to say it’s not as crazy as it sounds. The team at Four Sigmatic have unlocked the secret to one of nature’s superfoods. It’s a natural source of energy, immunity, and longevity that’s been studied for centuries. They’ve got different coffees and hot chocolates that are ready to help power you through the Holidays.
Lifestraw. They make accessories for camping or your survival kit that are unbeatable. This Lifestraw can turn 1000+ gallons of nasty river water into drinking water!
Yes. We still read print, and sales statistics show print isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Whether it’s Wired or Popular Mechanics, consider getting someone you love a gift that pulls them away from digital devices.
Do. Or do not. There is no try. –Yoda
Those words are easy to read, but hard to live by. Which is why we try to always have a Yoda watching over us at The Mission offices.
There’s nothing more holiday spirit-y than diving into a fun (and sometimes intense, friendship ruining… ) board game with family and friends.
Brewing coffee the old fashion way releases acids and removes the good oils in coffee. Eek! If you want to avoid throwing off your body’s delicate balance of acidity and alkalinity (pH levels), give cold brewing a try to make a perfectly delicious cup of joe!
A hat that lets me wear my hair up in my usual messy, rolled-out-of-bed style? Enough said.
For all the aspiring YouTubers out there, check out this inexpensive noise canceling microphone. Hook it up to your phone, and you’re ready to record anywhere!
Broccoli sprouts contain up to 50x more sulforaphane (cancer fighting antioxidant) than regular broccoli, so why not grow these babies yourself from seeds all year round? And the best part? No soil or skills required!
Compete to build NSFW comics with your friends. Any game listed as “extremely not-for-kids” has to be a party pleaser!
Workout bands are my new favorite, oldie-but-goodie workout tool these days. I didn’t realize how intense of a workout you can get by using these, and love being able to take them anywhere. Youtube also has some great resistance band workouts to follow along with if you’re not sure where to start!
These pens make writing a joy. They work every time, and make it easier to put your ideas immediately to paper.
For a stocking stuffer that helps with productivity and focus, the Markings notebooks are the best. They’re priced competitively, well made, and the larger sizes are ready for those who love to do lists and planning. Highly recommended.
Perhaps you’ve tried meditation, or maybe you’ve studied a bit of Zen or Buddhist philosophy. If so, then you might have come across one of the most used incense flavors: sandalwood. This is some of the top grade stuff, and each stick lasts for an hour.
Sleep well at night knowing all your business or important documents are protected in the cloud.
Price: $15/user/month for business account
When you have down time, it’s easy to opt for entertainment. It’s a bit more challenging to go the edutainment route, but the payoffs are worth it. Audible is our favorite subscription for learning, and we’ll (soon) be posting our favorite audiobooks of 2017.
Learn how to focus without distraction by reading Deep Work by Cal Newport. The perfect book for your ambitious friend or colleague.
We all need relief from stress. One of the most underrated stress relievers is a hot cup of Chamomile tea. Buying individual tea bags can get pricey, and this big bag of Chamomile tea makes for the perfect healthy stocking gift.
It’s likely you’ve heard of this tea and even drank the stuff without knowing the full benefits of it. Many have used it for herbal remedies for decades and it has become one of the most popular teas of all time. It’s believed to protect the skin, lower stress levels, regulate sleep, and soothe menstrual symptoms. It also boosts the immune system, treats gastrointestinal issues, and manages diabetes.
Green tea matcha can improve brain function, boost your metabolism, and fortify your immune system. But don’t grab just any green tea matcha, try Kirkland’s delicious blend.
Hint is fun. It comes in an ergonomic plastic bottle. It’s got the fizzies. Some of them have caffeine. And they come in different flavors without the calories because they’re naturally flavored with fruit. Best of all, it’s cheeeaaaapp. We’re big fans of Hint over at The Mission, Stephanie especially. So if you’re looking for an upgrade from regular ole tap water, take the hint and get yourself some…you get the gist.
Price: ~$20 for case of 12
We love finding clothes that are comfortable and stylish… HappySocks promise to put a smile on any wearer’s face (and feet).
Price: Most pairs are $12
A party game for adult eyes only!
These sweaters are cozy and hilarious.
You’ve gotta get your friend or family member one of these things. We’re cracking up over here.
The World’s Smallest App-Enabled Robotic Ball.
Are you looking for a fun family game that’s fun for all ages and occasions? This is the game for you.
This classic game sets up in seconds.
A super fun way to get out and get moving. Toss these golf ball bolas and try to get them to stick on the rack.
Hosting a successful outing or game night is entirely stress-free with the portable GoSports PVC cornhole set!
It’s like beer pong, only bigger. And anyone can play.
The YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug is the toughest, most over-engineered camp mug out there.
Toss the pigskin around. A classic gift.
This Rambler Bottle is perfect for when you need a drink for the road, but won’t be off the grid for too long.
With stainless steel construction, double-wall vacuum insulation, and No Sweat Design, they’re perfect for the deer lease, cleaning table, or just the times in between your outdoor adventures.
The Rambler 10 oz. Lowball is the ideal drinking companion at home or around the campsite
Price: $40 (for a 2-pack)
This go-to complete classic summer sport can be enjoyed by kids, teens, and adults. Bocce Ball is best played on outdoor surfaces such as grass, sand, or dirt.
There’s nothing better than relaxing to the rhythm of a swaying hammock in your own backyard.
Perfect for lounging and nestling into a cozy “cocoon” while reading a book, magazine, or tablet.
This full-size Bluetooth travel keyboard folds into a convenient size for bringing along wherever you go.
Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan’s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and deserts. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game.
Take to the sea and up the fun with this expansion pack.
Delve deeper into Catan with these new scenarios.
For the avid Harry Potter fan in your life. You can play as your favorite character to save the wizarding world from evil.
Get the most out of that HD camera on your smartphone with this durable tripod.
This Smart Succulents planter can raise your succulents well on your home or office tabletop. It is good all year and is an all-in-one set.
These handmade maps resemble maps from centuries gone by. They’re a great gift for people with offices and sitting rooms.
Price: $29 — $39
Turn your phone into a game with this trivia board game!
A board game for math-lovers.
Do you know a book-lover who would love to wear their favorite book? You read that right. Litographing is taking literature and graphically representing it via words (excerpts from the book) and illustrations.
For the aspiring writer in your life, get them this cutting-edge writing software. Help them turn their dreams into reality.
For Mac users, check it out here. For Windows users, you can find it here.
You no longer have to go to a laser tag place to enjoy their guns. You can have some of your own.
The perfect tent for two adventurers. It only takes 10 minutes to set up, leaving more time for exploring!
This is the ideal tent for small families.
Build the AT-ST Walker, featuring poseable legs and an opening cockpit.
It’s like sticking your foot in a warm pillow.
The Buddha Board is a great buy for any artist in your life. If you know someone who enjoys watercolor painting but can’t take all of his or her tools on the go, try the Buddha Board. All you need is a bit of water and the included bamboo brush. Paint away on the surface to practice brush strokes then wipe it away with a paper towel. No mess, no fuss, just creation.
Check out the Personalized Children’s Book. The perfect gift to inspire awe into your child’s mind. Have them gasping in wonder at how the heck this real book has their real name and details included in it. The magic of Christmas doesn’t have to be just about unwrapping presents, but in sharing a belief in something greater, even if you’re the one who designs it. It’s a simple process: pick out a book, enter some details about the child in question, pay a little cash ($25 to $30), and get the personalized book within a week. The love of reading can never be a bad gift. Go get ’em, little tike and toddle all the live long day.
Buy at your local Books Inc
It’s no accident that successful people read more books. The Kindle is now on its 8th generation, and better than ever. No glare, read outside, and no distracting apps.
The Ridge Wallet Polycarbonate Green is our favorite. Never worry about your wallet blending into a couch. This wallet sticks out, and best of all blocks any RFID attempts to get your credit card information.
Visiting friends this Holiday or looking for something to bring some Holiday Cheer to your house?
1–800-Flowers offers some amazing specials, delivered quickly. Our favorites are the Candy Cane Lilies.
Since moving to Cali, camping has become our new favorite weekend activity. Laying under the redwoods, campfires, smores, what more can you ask for? We bought this relatively inexpensive 4-person tent to take on our adventures, and although I’m not sure it will fit 4 people comfortably, it definitely can fit at least 2 people + a Toasty!
We’re big fans of GUNNAR over at The Mission. Their team is awesome, and we’ve even published a story about all the problems presented by digital eye strain and how to protect your peepers! Gunnar is still offering fans of The Mission 20% off all gear when you use the code, “MISSION17” at check out. Staring at digital devices all day will destroy your eyesight. If you’re like us and work behind the faint blue glow of laptops, computers, and phones, we strongly recommend buying or gifting some Gunnars this Holiday season.
Before buying a more expensive drone such as the DJIs, having a mini “play” drone to learn from can be a game changer. And if it crashes, it’s wayyy less stressful than seeing a new $1K drone tumble to the ground.
Extra batteries are key when taking your drone on all the fun adventures that await. Battery life is still something that needs some improvement, however having one charging hub that can charge multiple batteries is a life saver.
We’ve been following the team behind this startup for years and boy have they created some cool tech. What started as an iPhone-controlled little ball that you can play with in your home or on the sidewalk has grown into an army of robots. With the release of the new Star Wars movie, they partnered with Disney to make a BB8, then R2D2 and even went into the land of Pixar with Lightning McQueen of Cars fame. Playing with your dog with one of these is the most fun you’ll have all weekend. Sphero now offers dozens of different robotic toys that range in price from $49 to a few hundred dollars.
Price: $49 — $200+
If you’re tired of broken, tangled chords, your problems have been solved. FuseChicken had us at FuseChicken, and once we got past the name we discovered an incredible product. They’re literally the toughest cables on earth. FuseChicken cables now stretch out across The Mission’s office. Plus, they have travel cables and docking stations for iPhone, Android, Macbook and MicroUSB.
How much can you get for the price of a t-shirt? How about giving the gift of no longer paying for an expensive cable TV subscription, cutting the cord, and going straight streamin, brah. The Google Chromecast fits the bill perfectly at $35. It plugs into the HDMI port in the back of your TV and the power outlet in your wall. After a short WiFi connection setup process, you’re off to the races for Netflix, HBO, YouTube, ESPN, and of course the Google Play store for new movies. Citing over 200,000 TV shows and movies and another 30 million songs, with Chromecast there’s always something on.
Yoga is one of those great ways to stay in shape for both your mind and your spirit. The right studio, mixed with the right teacher can really make a difference in your practice. And if carrying a mat to the studio is a bit of a pain for you or your gift recipient, may we recommend one that folds up to fit in tight spaces and only weighs two pounds. This Manduka mat is great for travel and even daily use.
Your phone shouldn’t be the last thing you look at before you go to bed or the first thing you look at when you wake up. Get an alarm clock and keep that thing out of the bedroom. We recommend the Sunrise Alarm Clock. Fall asleep to rain, ocean waves, or your choice of ambient noise, and wake up by a gentle, sunlight-like glow.
Your teeth are an important part of your health, not just from an image perspective, but also because it’s one of the places where infection can spread rapidly. It’s a damp, open space into your body. So take care of your teeth. May we recommend the Quip brush, designed to fit any mouth.
For the pet lover in us all, the process is really quite simple. Take a snapshot of the pup, upload the photo to the website and work with an illustrator / artist to make your own graphic. Then they print it on a t-shirt and send it your way. If you’re sly enough, you might be able to get a pic of the pup while the owner isn’t looking or just ask them for one of their favorite photos of their dog because you miss him or her.
We’ve all got plenty of photos collecting dust inside our smart phone camera rolls. Give the gift of a memory by taking one of those photos and having it printed on canvas, then wrapped around a frame. You can hang it straight on the wall or lean it against the back of a bookshelf. From $70 to $175 depending on size, you can personalize it to your heart’s content. Meeemmmoorrrrieeeees, like the cooorrrrnnerrrrr of my miiiiiind. (Comes standard without the horrible singing).
Having a chair that lets you elevate your legs above the level of your heart promotes circulation and reduces the stress on your vertebrae. Almost all of the writing at The Mission takes place in Zero Gravity chairs (or standing desks). Check one out for better sitting health, if there is such a thing!
Wanna get outdoors more in 2018? A hammock goes a long way in helping you connect with nature. This one is affordable and reliable (it’s made out of parachute material).
Price: $25 — $50
Two can relax and enjoy the great outdoors with this awesome hammock.
Who said you need a gym membership to work out? You (or your friend) can do it right from home with one of these kettlebells.
Price: $14 — $60
As seen on Shark Tank, Spikeball is a fun, active, and competitive (if you want it to be) 2 on 2 outdoor/indoor sports game played on college campuses, at tailgates, on the lawn or beach, or at the gym with rules kind of like volleyball.
We don’t always want to be lugging around a giant backpack full of gear. Sometimes we need something with a lower-profile. This backpack from Herschel is perfect for those occasions.
Love gardening but have limited space? Get yourself this self-watering garden and grow your own veggies. Ideal for indoor use, either on the kitchen counter, window or living room. Grow your favorite culinary herbs all year long without worrying about weather conditions!
Designed in Stockholm. This soft wool scarf is a timeless wardrobe essential.
With warm, comfy and quilt-stitched uppers, the Ember Moc is like an adventure-ready sleeping bag for your feet.
This hammock weighs less than a lemon and can hold up to 300 pounds. Hummingbird Hammocks are the best there is.
LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter 75179 Building Kit (630 Piece)
It features an opening minifigure cockpit, large wings, red exhaust detailing and 2 trigger-activated spring-loaded shooters.
It’s a fixer upper of a planet. Let’s start prepping to fix it up!
Adventure with friends in this choose your own adventure style game.
I never realized how fun laser tag could be until we had a 40+ person game on Angel Island in an old abandoned hospital. These 2-player systems allow teams to be formed, and work seamlessly. Capture the flag, here we come!
Price: $99.99 for a 4 pack
Whether for personal or business use, Evernote’s got you covered. Use the app to take notes, share files, bookmark websites, and organize your projects.
Price: Free — $69/year with Premium account
When it comes to what you put in your body, it’s not just the food that matters. It’s also the liquid. In fact, most of our body is made of water, so even going a day without the stuff can cause massive problems. But is all water created equal? Not quite. The science isn’t settled yet, but it looks like Alkaline ionized water is the way to go. You can buy alkalized water in bottles (that gets pricey!) or you can just grab an invigorated Living Water Filtration System that will alkalize your water as you go.
This is an awesome, well-made pack for just $69.99. You can use it for work, school or backpacking. Easily fits a laptop and has a RFID-lined pocket (they can’t rip off your credit cards). The insulated cooler pocket is great for keeping snacks cool. Ian Faison @ The Mission loves his pack!
Jeans are a wardrobe staple, and it’s important to have at least one reliable pair. Levi’s are as reliable as jeans can get, and comfy too.
Price: $40 — $60
Designed with an authentic Star Wars look and feel, the Force Band fastens to your wrist and allows you to enhance your native Force powers.
This is the droid you’re looking for. R2-D2™ is an astromech droid in the Rebel Alliance from a galaxy far, far away… Artoo’s signature front and rear LED lights are fully functional, and an integrated speaker means the beeps and boops come right from R2-D2 itself.
Command this app-enabled robot to execute tricks and dominate every inch of turf, trail, and track. Ollie rolls at speeds of up to 14 mph and connects instantly to your device via Bluetooth LE with a range of up to 100 feet.
This is a good drone for kids and beginners.
Take the hassle out of making coffee.
100% soft-spun polyester cords — soft on the skin but tough on the elements, no rot mold or mildew.
With warm, comfy and quilt-stitched uppers, the Ember Moc is like an adventure-ready sleeping bag for your feet.
Like Lego, only better. These blocks light up.
A simple, elegant, and affordable hoodie guaranteed (by Huckberry) to last a decade.
Not a fan of the zip-up hoodie? Spring for the more classic pullover instead.
This sweatshirt has two distinct looks, depending on which way you wear it, all put together with flatlock stitching that gives a clean, stylish finish inside and out.
We all have days when we want to lounge around and dress down, when jeans and chinos are too much. We trust Mack Weldon to keep us warm and comfy on those types of days.
Price: $65 — $88
Strength-training and toning device with hundreds of workouts.
Bone-conduction headphones that let you hear your surroundings.
What hoodie do you own has a 10 year guarantee??
For those looking for a classic Christmas experience to share with friends and family, there is nothing better than Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’. At Stubhub you can search deals to find the best tickets for plays, concerts, events, and experiences in 2018. Perfect gifts for the holidays and beyond.
Price: Under $100 depending on location
At $95, these might be the coziest shoes and loungers we’ve ever seen.
Treat your body right by investing in this ergonomic kneeling chair. Fight off bad posture, strengthen your core, and cure back pain.
Switching between standing and sitting through the day is key to a healthy work habit, so it was only fitting to find an amazing anti-fatigue mat (stay away varicose veins!!). This mat keeps you moving around due to its bump and ridges, increasing the caloric burn! Price: $99.99
Having a lightweight, water-resistant backpack is what makes carrying a drone on our hikes easier than ever. This is one of the first that we found that wasn’t a hard shell backpack, which is what makes it #1 in our book!
Ever feel like your back or neck just need a good cracking? Or feeling a bit tight and tense? Inversion tables can help with that! By using gravity to relieve the pressures that are constantly put on your spine, these upside-down magic technologies can provide a whole host of health benefits. So be one with the bats and just hang!
It’s easy to not realize how many pollutants, dust particles, mold spores, odors, and germs could be swirling around in the air at our house or workplace. This air purifier has three stages of filtration that will tackle 99.9% of those pesky air particles, and leave you feeling confident that you are breathing in the cleanest air possible.
I have quite a few North Face jackets, but a lot of them were for certain weather types or activities (that’s my snowboard jacket, that one is a rain jacket, that one is not comfy to just wear around, etc..). When I tried this one on in the store, I knew I had to have it! I wear it around the house constantly, outside, or wherever I go. Looks great and feels even better!
Chic leather handbag with built-in phone charger.
A self-growing garden for your kitchen counter.
Bring your own custom Droid to life with electronic blocks.
Complete phonics learning system with multi sensory play.
Add bubbles to any beverage with this home carbonation system.
Set parental controls for all of your family’s wireless devices.
Solar flashlight and charger that uses the sun for power and light.
This all-inclusive TRX package comes with TRX Suspension Training Strap, TRX Suspension Anchor, TRX Door Anchor, best-in-Class 35 page full-color TRX Workout Guide and Two Bonus Workouts — TRX Endurance Circuit and TRX Metabolic Blast.
Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Sphero Edu app, you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community.
Team up. Hang out. Fight villains. Hero stuff.
The BB-8 in this bundle has seen battle more than once. And you get the Force Band too.
There’s a new disturbance in the Force. BB-9E houses sophisticated tech, allowing it to roll and move his dome just like on-screen, and its strong exterior allows the First Order droid to weather any battle.
Orange and white. One of a kind. Control your droid with your smart device or watch it patrol on its own.
Sphero is the world’s first app-enabled robotic ball and a sophisticated companion for your smartphone or tablet. Learn, play, and explore with this awesome robot.
A hand drum can be played by anyone. It takes no training whatsoever.
Screw, cut, and bend your way out of any sticky situation with this 15-use multitool from Gerber (and you get a free hat).
Help someone unleash their inner rockstar. This game is great for any social gathering.
Price: $80 — $160 (depending on how many guitars you buy)
This is Giro’s flagship snowboard helmet, perfect for anyone who wants to hit the slopes in style.
All this machine leaves in its wake is good clean air, which can be hard to come by these days.
These dumbbells adjust in 3-pound increments from 3 up to 24 pounds. Perfect for anyone interested in physical and mental fitness.
Have you seen those videos of people running and jumping off walls, stairs, and railings? Learn to express your body through movement with Bay Area Movement’s Parkour and Freerunning classes.
Price: $125 for 5 classes
This matte black watch and sunglasses from MVMT will match everything in your (or their wardrobe). MVMT has both men’s and women’s gear, and their customer service is on point!
To take your shaving to the next level, Bevel has you covered. Get this for any executive, aspiring executive, or C-Level type in your life. Or if you’re a baller Dad or Grandpa, this might be a great pick for you.
Price: $70 for the first month and $30 every month after.
We’re sold. A 1 Pack of 3 Lumas is $149.
I’ve gifted this to almost a dozen people now, and if you suspect that someone will actually use it, this can be one of the most valuable things to gift.
This drone is unlike others because it can flip and turn 360 degrees. Bring this to your friend’s or family’s house over the holidays, and you’ll be the hit of the party!
“The roe from salmon contains approximately 38%-75% of their omega-3 fatty acids in phospholipid form, mostly present in phosphatidylcholine. Compare that to salmon which only contain approximately 1% of its omega-3 in phospholipid form. The developing brain prefers DHA in phospholipid form and it accumulates in the developing brain 10-times more than DHA in free fatty acid form.” — Dr. Rhonda Patrick comment during her pregnancy.
Price: $119 for 2lbs
Capture video from your perspective with sunglasses from Snap.
A focused mind requires a relaxed body. Release stress, anxiety, and muscle tension with an in-home massage by Soothe. They offer various massage types, including deep tissue, sports, and Swedish. For those of you that just can’t seem to get away from work, they even have an in-office massage option! This is a great gift to help your partner, coworker, or BFF get much needed relaxation.
Price: $119 for 60 minutes
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We love MVMT watches. They have simple watches and sunglasses that match everything and look great. Our picks are The Voyager ‘Slate Black Rose’ (Men’s) and The Boulevard ‘Santa Monica’ (Women’s). Or check out The Black Box for that special someone. Fans of The Mission can use promo code ‘MISSIONGIFT’ for 10% off through December 25th.
Price: $115 — $150
If you don’t have 5G speeds with your home WiFi, then it might be time to upgrade your router. Same goes for whomever you’re giving the gift to. The content we want to download or stream is getting bigger, and the connectivity is getting faster, but if all you’ve got is a legacy router, you’re not going to be able to participate in 4K Netflix. From Ian of The Mission fame, “Upgrading was one of the best decisions I made this year.”
Basis for the whole family!
Basis is a supplement that is based on more than 25 years of aging research. Basis supports cellular health by increasing and sustaining levels of NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is a coenzyme that’s required for essential biological processes, including energy creation, DNA maintenance, and regulating circadian rhythms. Our supply of NAD+ declines as we age and those functions break down.
Basis is a perfect gift for anyone trying to get healthier. Elysium has holiday discounts! Two bottles for $100, 17% savings!
Price: $100 for 2 bottles
Need to buy a whole grip of gear, goods, and eats for a month’s worth of meals? Or perhaps you need a new diamond ring to go along with that Ultra HD TV. Maybe you just require a crate of toilet paper now that the kids have transformed into terrorizing teenagers. Whatever the need, Costco’s got your back.
It doesn’t get cozier and comfier than Mahabis. If it’s snowing outside, you want Mahabis inside.
These 14 gifts all come in at under $200, and range from tech, wearables, to amazing speakers and well trained robots.
The YETI Roadie is BYOB’s new best friend with a capacity of up to 14 cans.
For the dudes and dudettes who love to unwind, this is a great way to brighten up their wardrobes.
This kit has open-out top panels revealing a detailed interior, including a working elevator to Snoke’s chamber with a mini hologram figure, a bridge with seating for the crew, and passageway leading to the control room.
Down jackets are awesome. But sometimes they can be too bulky, or be astronomically priced. We’ve tried several, and found that The North Face’s Thermoball Hoodie is hard to beat. The North Face jackets we’ve owned have all lasted and still look great (some are 10 years old!).
Backed by serious hardware, software, and data-science, Biostrap is the most advanced wearable and platform on the market. It gives you biometrics insights and full-body motion tracking with two different sensors (wrist and shoe). Biostrap utilizes clinical-quality sensors to gather and analyze extremely precise heartbeat and movement data.
At only $180, it’s almost half the price of a Roomba automatic vacuum and still gives you about the same cleanliness. You will be shocked how much dirt it picks up while you’re at work. It comes with a personal recommendation from Ian of The Mission.
The Sonos One plays your music and has an Amazon Alexa built right in. If you or someone you know is still looking for a great wireless speaker for their home or dorm room, and they don’t have an Amazon Alexa, the Sonos One is where it’s at!
Film videos easily with this DJI Osmo Mobile holder. It has ActiveTrack technology that directs your smartphone to keep facing you as you move, letting you narrate the show. Its three-axis gimbal system provides smooth shots, and the one-tap time-lapse feature lets you capture fast-forward images.
Looking for a cute, yet fashionable hoodie? Look no further!
This fitness wearable tracks activity, heart rate, and sleep.
A hard-sided, maximum-sized carry-on with minimalist design.
Solar-powered backpack that charges your devices on the go.
Award-winning sous vide device that turns cooks into chefs.
Take note-taking to the next level with this digital smart pen.
Never leave the stove on again with this smart stove monitor.
Customize and code this clever bot that’s powered by emotive AI.
Build your own flying Lego drone with this STEM learning kit.
I bought my sister and brother-in-law (avid campers) the YETI Hopper Flip-8 and they love it. It’s portable, leak-proof and perfect for going camping, on a beach day, or a picnic.
Greensbury Market for meat eaters that know sustainability is the only way
Greensbury Market is our pick for healthy American raised organic meat and wild seafood. Their farms and farmers practice sustainability, and everything they use is organic.
Shipments arrive in a few days (must be in the continental US) and can be stored in the freezer for an entire year.
Price: $156 for their holiday pack that makes 16 meals
The World’s Number-One Selling Screenwriting Software. It’s used by 95% of film and television productions.
These weighted blankets simulate the feeling of being hugged, which increases serotonin and melatonin levels in your body, giving you a more restful sleep.
A completely unique and serene way to experience the world around you from above.
Price: $220 for a public balloon
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These kits give you the tools to build your own drone… from Lego. They’re a great gift for hands-on learners.
Price: $140 — $230
Do you know somebody in your life that reads a lot of books? Maybe they’re a 52+ books a year type person? The Kindle Oasis is what you’re looking for.
It boasts a 7″ high-resolution display (300 ppi), it’s waterproof, links to your audible subscription easily, has 8 GB of memory, and Wi-Fi.
iLife has some incredible and affordable floor cleaning robots. Whether it’s pet hairs, hardwood, or carpet, they’ve got you covered.
Price: $189 — $249
Portable sport massager that enhances muscle strength.
Gskyer makes incredible telescopes that are excellent gifts for anyone who’s into Space.
For those Nintendo buffs that really want to keep it 100, this is for you.
If you’re a child of the 80s (or after) who enjoyed battling Bowser, Donkey Kong, riding Excited Bike, or playing a little Punch Out and Ninja Gaiden… take notice. No matter which game feeds your fancy, two controllers guarantee that whomever you give this gift to has to invite you over to play. This gift guarantees some high quality nostalgia. The only thing missing is the superstitious practice of blowing on overheated cartridges to “make them work”. Ahh… those were the days.
Keep on top of your physical health by joining an Equinox Fitness club. Aside from having stunning facilities, they offer unrivaled fitness classes, luxurious spas, and rigorous personal training.
This guy is a top of the line racer packed with personality. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before.
The YETI Hopper Two 20 is our ice-for-days portable cooler and is tough as nails so it can be hauled anywhere you want to take it.
This electronic piano keyboard has led lights built in to the keys so you can learn to play all your favorite songs.
This covers the basics for camping. Everything one would need to survive in the wild.
Price: $200 — $300 (Service Credentials Required)
A great-quality, entry-level mountain bike that’s perfect for anyone looking to pick up this awesome hobby.
Price: $330 — $360
With graphics and resolution upgrades and more immersive gaming environments, this machine is sure to give the Xbox a run for its money.
This is camping in style. It sleeps 12 people and sets up in literally 2 minutes (because of the pre-assembled frame). You’re not gonna find better bang for your buck.
We thought this purchase was overpriced at first. Until we looked back after a year and realized we’ve used it more than ever. The Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) are wireless, noise canceling headphones, and they’re awesome. They’re a must for anyone who loves music or listening to podcasts and video lectures while they work around the house.
Get moving and having a blast with friends with the Nintendo Switch!
Have an aspiring comedian in the family? Get them some improv lessons and push them off the cliff. They’ll learn to fly (or squawk) on the way down.
Price: $300 for Foundation 1 (6 sessions)
Light-based personal energy wearable that fights jet lag.
Everything you need to transform your house into a smart home.
Smart frame that displays the best photos from your phone.
Room-filling speaker with Bluetooth connectivity.
Most suits are expensive and don’t fit well. Yet for any executive (or aspiring executive) the perfect fitting suit is a must have. Indochino is the first company we’ve seen that offers: stylish suits for a fraction of the retail price, and that has an incredible tailor service. A well tailored suit can be one of the best investments you’ll ever make. Indochino makes it easy to get your measurements, and get paired up with the perfect suit. We’ve wrangled you a great deal: up to 70% and $500 off select suits. Use the code 12 Days and get Door Crasher suits for $299!
Say goodbye to noises from the busy street, buzzing office, or obnoxious neighbors with Sony’s noise canceling headphones.
The mack daddy of lego sets… this one has a loading platform and hydraulic crane.
Price: About $280
The miniPRO is not a hoverboard — it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation. It’s a hands-free, two-wheel electric scooter with safer features, higher speeds, longer battery life, and it’s built to easily traverse a variety of indoor and outdoor terrains.
Give someone the gift of health. This sleek outfit tracks the wearer’s biometric data and relays it to their smartphone so they can better isolate muscle groups.
The World’s Most Powerful Gaming Console. It now has 4K compatibility.
Victorious gaming adventures await with the new Samsung HMD Odyssey. Get dropped into virtual worlds and battlegrounds created by Windows Mixed Reality.*
(Windows Mixed Reality requires a compatible Windows 10 PC and headset, plus the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. PC requirements may vary for available apps and content.)
Me: “Okay, Google- Play relaxing Christmas music for the next 12 hours.” 🙂
We never bought the Google home because we weren’t sure if the audio was good enough for all the music we play, but this Google speaker is on another level. Let’s just say we are testing this device out now, and it’s more than worth the price.
Price: $399, join the waitlist
Burton is our go-to brand when it comes to our snowboarding needs, and a new (or first!) board can be the perfect way to promote a healthy habit or encourage more winter get togethers with friends!
The easiest way to experience VR. No PC required.
The Phantom 3 Standard is the best way to start enjoying aerial photography, even with no prior experience. With the all-in-one ready to fly design and simple GPS- assisted flight, the Phantom 3 Standard lets you focus on taking great pictures and videos from the sky. With a range of over half a mile and crystal clear live video streaming over Wi-Fi to your mobile device on the free DJI Go app, the Phantom 3 Standard delivers sophisticated functionality with a simple learning curve and an accessible price point.
Top travel bloggers consistently recommend the EOS Rebel cameras, and based on the photos I see them taking, I believe them!
With one touch of a button, spherical images and videos are created which are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
What’s the number one way to stay alive in a car crash or protect your head, and boost blood flow to your brain? A strong neck. Iron Neck does just that. If you have somebody in your family that plays sports, this will create the built in, biological protection that they need.
Display artwork — even your own — on this digital canvas.
A guided cooking system that helps you cook better.
The power of a professional camera right in your pocket.
Halo Neuroscience headphones and training music
Now you can power your workout with Neuropriming and music — wirelessly.
This bundle includes everything you need to go surfing down the mountain, using only the wind.
This camera lets you relive reality. Capture your world and see it like never before — from every angle with no limits.
This Oculus Ready PC has a great low price. It‘s the perfect VR solution for a TV room or home office. Get into VR without any hassle.
The ultimate bucket list item, swimming with sharks!
The most secure digital lock with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.
The real world and people still exist, and they’re exciting. For those who need a break from the digital, Airbnb offers that experience and escape.
Price: Depends on the trip
Fun fact: These chairs are how Joe Rogan and his guests stay comfortable for 3 hour conversations.
Our favorite way to get better sleep happens because of the original (and still the best) mattress in the online mattress world… Leesa. Elite athletes like Michael Phelps, Deshaun Watson, Joe Flacco, Kirk Cousins, Richard Sherman, Leonard Fournette, and Brandin Cooks all trust their Leesa mattress, and so do we. Fans of The Mission can use promo code MISSION, all December long to get $100 off a Leesa mattress!
Price: $525 — $1070 depending on size
The Burton Talent Scout is on a mission to track down the best of park progression. A step up in pro-driven attitude from the Deja Vu, its camber profile gives riders the power, control, and finesse to thrive on all terrain. Designed to fit like a glove, the Talent Scout’s Off-Axis design aligns the Squeezebox core profiling and Frostbite Edges with the typical park rider’s stance, unlocking the board’s natural flex and edge hold for buttery smooth control.
Kuri is one cute bot. Kuri is here to serve, you can pre-order now, and it’s expected to ship before the Holidays.
Your brain’s motor cortex governs strength, explosiveness, muscle memory and endurance. These skills are strengthened and mastered through repetition (practice).
Electricity activates the neurons in your motor cortex to induce a temporary state of what scientists call “hyperplasticity” — where your brain is more receptive to practice.
As a result of training while Neuropriming, the brain creates stronger and more synchronous neuro-muscular connections, which leads to better training results, faster.
A shower system that makes less water feel like 10 times more.
Featuring a new all-screen design. Face ID, which makes your face your password. And the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.
Imagine being able to snowboard year-round… even without snow. That’s what mountainboarding is, and MBS is the best is the gold standard for mountain boards.
Price: $140 — $600
An Almost Heaven original. Unwind before or after a long day in this one-of-a-kind barrel sauna.
One of the best and most fun home workouts on the market today.
The Bluestone is one of the most space-efficient saunas out there. It comes with multi-level interior seating for 2–3 individuals and full-length glass panels on the front of the sauna give it an open, spacious feel.
Have you ever seen anyone out in the water who looked like they were surfing and flying a kite at the same time? Yeah, that’s kiteboarding, and it’s wicked cool.
Check out the board here and get a look at the kite here.
Price: About $2,150 if you buy the kite and the board
This bundle package from Cabrinha includes a kite, board, bar, and pump
An electric-powered longboard skateboard. It’s ideal for cruising through cities, even up hills.
For the most dedicated gaming enthusiasts, this desktop can’t be beat. Designed for VR integration, the specs on this Alienware computer are truly out of this world.
Price: Starts at $1,800
The best value for your dollar in the drone market. Fly high and capture all of life’s moments with the most trusted name in cameras.
Price: $1,200 with the drone and camera included
A new trend in health and fitness, cutting off all the senses while floating in water will make you feel like a new person.
The 2018 URTH (pronounced “EARTH”) is a sensory deprivation tank that provides an exceptional floating experience.
It must be a pretty cool place if Elvis and the Beach Boys sang about it. Plan your trip to this tropical paradise with Hawaiian Airlines.
Price: $1,000 — $2,500 (per person) for flights and 4 nights at a hotel
From Disney to whale watching to snowboarding, the Golden State has it all.
Price: $1,000+, depending on excursions, flights, and hotel accommodations
This three-wheeled electric scooter is foldable for extra portability.
Power your adventures with an all-purpose electric bike.
Hack your commute with this unique, motorized board.
Secret Escapes is the best deal site for rooms, adventures, and excursions that are a fraction of the retail price. They are all typically last minute deals, so you’ll have to be flexible. But you won’t find such nice places for so cheap anywhere else.
Price: Depends on Trip
Work the way you want to work with this adjustable, all-in-one workspace. It offers four key positions that keep your body feeling great while your mind is hard at work.
Unlimited flights for only one low monthly fee. Surf Air is the ultimate gift for any travel lovers out there.
Price: $1950/month for all you can fly
The experience offered by ZERO-G is the only commercial opportunity on Earth for individuals to experience true “weightlessness” without going to space. ZERO-G has primary locations in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, and Orlando.
Price: About $5,200
Stylish, minimalist, and totally unique, the Barefoot Caravan is perfect for the first-time road-tripper and the seasoned traveler alike.
Price: $17,500 — $28,000
Looking to splurge for a special someone this holiday season? Range Rover is top of the line in almost every category.
Price: Base MSRP is $49,900
This luxurious trailer earns its name everywhere you look. Ready to excite as well as soothe, it’s all about that fine balance that makes for the perfect adventure.
Price: Starts at $78,400
Basecamp was made for those who want to see the world. Built for adventure, it’s tough enough to go anywhere your wanderlust takes you, and comfortable enough to help you really enjoy the time you spend there.
Price: Starts at $35,900
The Classic has truly become an Airstream legend. And from the moment you step inside, it’s easy to see why. With its elegant design, luxurious finishes and features, and spacious living areas, the Classic feels like home, no matter where your next adventure takes you.
Price: Starts at $139,900
With sportier design cues and a powerful, muscular stance, the Range Rover Sport is designed for impact.
Price: Base MSRP is $66,750
Classic, reliable, efficient, there’s a reason this has been the most trusted hybrid for over a decade.
Price: Base MSRP is $23,475
Remember when hybrid cars were still new and exciting? Not much has changed… Except a lot. This hybrid is powered by hydrogen.
Price: MSRP is $57,500
This SUV has the luxury of a high-end car brand at a reasonable price. And it has the best re-sale value on the market.
Price: Base MSRP is $34,410
A reimagining of the classic Discovery. The clever use of space helps deliver class-leading capability for driver and passengers alike.
Price: Base MSRP is $52,090
Built to own the racetrack and let loose on the streets. Since 1985, the GSX-R has been continuously refined to deliver new levels of performance and agility. This legacy of innovation continues with over 1 million legends made.
Price: Base MSRP is $15,099
Sometimes the road doesn’t offer quite enough adventure. Go offroad on the most luxurious sport bike out there today.
Price: MSRP starts at $16,695
Suzuki revolutionized the sport bike industry with this model three decades ago. And they haven’t stopped improving it since.
Price: Base MSRP is $12,399
According to Tesla… as an all-electric supercar, Roadster maximizes the potential of aerodynamic engineering — with record-setting performance and efficiency.
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