It’s that time of year again — you know, the season for fa la la-ing and extreme shopping. Between the holiday cookie swaps, white elephant parties, office Secret Santas, and holly jolly happy hours, it’s easy to run out of time and find yourself in a bind when it comes to finding the perfect gift. Plus, coming up with awesome ideas isn't always easy (hello, every mom everywhere who "doesn't need anything"), even when you have all the time in the world to plan. We know how tempting it is to fall back into the holiday comfort zone of gift cards (no judgements!), so we’re here to offer all the inspo needed for getting a bit more creative this year.
We’ve partnered with Google Pixel 2 to bring you 25 gifts that’ll wow anyone on your list, from your boss to your best friend. Whether they love home decor, are pros in the kitchen, live for their pup, or just can't get enough coffee, we've got them covered with fun and practical ideas. Grab some spiked hot cocoa (because we're feeling festive), start shopping your way to the Best Gift Giver award (it’s a thing), and bid holiday shopping stress bye for good.
There are certain candles that make fail-proof gifts for anyone on your list. This is one of those candles.
The Ultimate Coffee Table Book
A visual centerpiece that's actually worth flipping through.
Next-Level Bottle Opener
Perfect for the perpetual host, this bottle opener turns casual drinks into a stylish affair.
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Great for the amateur photographer, videographer, designer, or social media star in your midst. (Okay, it's pretty great for everyone.)
For your friend with a not-so-green thumb: a garden, minus that whole pesky gardening thing.
Homey Tea Towels
Incorporate a little hometown love into your friend's kitchen.
Not every day can be a spa day, but at least every day can feel like one.
The days of digging through tangled cords and unknotting headphones are officially over for the lucky recipient of this stylish tech organizer.
Wine On Demand
Because 2017 isn't over yet.
Upgraded Lunch Bag
The best hour of the day is about to get even better.
Gift them a week (or two) without grocery shopping. This subscription service takes the stress out of meal planning.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Make their space a little more zen with this essential oil diffuser that doubles as a humidifier.
Perfect for the friend who can't go two hours without talking about their dog, this camera syncs up with your phone to let pet owners chat (and play) with their pooch from afar.
Have a friend who always gets tangled up during their morning commute? It's time to take them cordless.
This super-smart coffeemaker can be controlled remotely, so they'll never have to get out of bed to brew that first cup of coffee.
Badass Coffee Mug
What good is remote-controlled coffee if you can't drink it in an awesome mug? Jump start your gift recipient's day with this sassy mug. A bonus is that proceeds from the purchase go to charity at checkout.
Help your forgetful friend find everything from their keys to their cell phone with these Bluetooth-powered trackers.
'Tis the season...for dry skin. Help combat winter woes with these cult favorite Kiehl's products.
Mix and match sheet masks to give the relaxing gift of self-care.
Know someone who's always cold at the office? Voila! Something stylish that can go from commute to cubicle.
Traveling French Press
Upgrade your typical coffeeshop gift card this year with a traveling French press for the caffeine lover on your list.
Get in on the succulent craze and spruce up your giftee's space with miniature, low-maintenance greens.
Perfect for Saturday brunch (or Saturday protests).
Bring a little levity to group get togethers with a card game that literally everyone can get on board with.
Revolutionize errand running with this eye-popping tote.
This post is sponsored by Google Pixel 2.