When it comes to buying gifts for your family and friends, you are probably looking for the perfect gift. Perfect doesn't necessarily mean the most expensive or the most elusive item to find. It simply means the best option for that person, given their personality, interests, and needs. With that in mind, we've rounded up this list of expertly chosen gifts for everyone on your list.
Gifts for the Baker
If you're buying for someone who loves to bake and experiment in the kitchen, the Emile Henry French Ceramic No-Knead Bread Pot is a great choice. They can bake delicious, rustic loaves to perfection because the Burgundian clay absorbs and retains heat and the domed lid keeps moisture inside so the bread can rise to its full height. It's no one-trick pony either. Instead, it's a versatile pot that can be used for casseroles, roasting poultry, and other dishes. It's microwave, oven, freezer, broiler, and dishwasher safe. This is one item that will earn its spot in the kitchen.
For the Outdoor Enthusiast
When buying for the outdoor enthusiast and nature lover, you may be worried about getting them the right equipment for the type of activities they enjoy. You can gift the avid hiker or camper a National Parks Pass. They'll get access to more than 2,000 federal recreational sites. It covers their entrance fees, standard amenity fees, and day-use fees for the entire vehicle at locations that charge per vehicle, or up to four adults at places that charge per person. This makes it a great gift for couples or families that travel together.
For the Amateur Genealogist
If you know someone who has taken an interest in genealogy and wants to know more about their family history, an AncestryDNA kit is a great way to help them learn about their origins and even discover family connections. You can buy bundled purchases that include online memberships, or you can purchase just a gift subscription to Ancestry.com.
For Tech Connected
The person that wants to be connected as much as possible will love the Amazon Echo. It offers a premium sound that adapts to the room. They can voice-control their music and stream from a variety of services, so it's great for music lovers. They can also control compatible lights, locks, sensors, or even a coffee maker. “Alexa” can set timers, reminders, and alarms, tell you the time, and answer a variety of questions. Hands-free calling is available to others who have an Echo or the Alexa app. These features also make it great for someone with limited mobility, so they don't have to cross the room if they forget to turn out the light or get out of bed to make sure the doors are locked at night. You can get the Echo in a few different colors, so it can more easily blend into the room's decor.
Gifts for the Accessory Lover
This one is great for the person who loves new accessories, especially if they also love the newest technology. The Apple Watch consistently delivers as a top-rated smartwatch. With a large display, fitness tracking, blood oxygen sensor, even the option to add GPS + Cellular, this watch has features that anyone will love. You will find a variety of different colors and bands to fit every style.
For the Movie Buff
Instead of trying to guess which movies they've already seen, challenge them with a 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster. They can automatically start using the gift by scratching off movies they've already seen. Then they can dive into the challenge by watching the remaining movies before they reveal the film-related art. There are a variety of genres represented, so it's a good way to help encourage newer film critics to expand their repertoire.
For Kids of All Ages
The KiwiCo subscription boxes are hands-on, fun, engaging, and educational. They offer boxes for all age ranges, from newborns to teens, putting them at the top of the list for subscription services. You can find boxes for early learning and discovery, art and design, science and tinkering, geography and culture, and even cooking. Whatever their interest, you'll surely find a subscription box for the kid in your life. They'll receive detailed instructions and all the items they need for fun projects and crafts. When purchasing as a gift, you can even have the first box shipped to you so that you can gift it yourself.
Gifts for the New Driver
For a recently licensed teenager, a Back-Up Camera is a great option. It offers front and rearview cameras that provide backup assistance to help with a new driver's confidence and safety. Along with the loop recording, which can potentially record accidents, your new driver can have peace of mind. It can attach to the windshield or dashboard, and it automatically records when the car is turned on.
For Family Night
When buying a gift for a family that loves board games and family nights, the award-winning Disney Villainous is a great option. Each player takes control of one of six classic villains from different Disney movies to control their henchmen, defeat the heroes and carry out their evil plot. The first player to achieve their Villain's devious scheme wins. There are a variety of expansion packs available. Due to the game's popularity, Marvel Villainous is another exciting option that recently hit store shelves, where players can dominate the Marvel Universe in a similar fashion.
For the Adventurous Eater
The person that loves trying new cuisines will love Universal Yums. This is another subscription box, but it's full of snacks and candies from a new country each month. You can customize the subscription by choosing how many months to gift, as well as which size box to send. Your recipient will have the opportunity to travel the world as they taste all kinds of savory and sweet treats featuring a variety of flavors and spices. From fried seaweed to truffles, to salty pineapple candy, there will surely be something surprising to excite their taste buds.
Find the Perfect Gifts for Everyone
Choosing the right gift for family and friends does not have to be a daunting task. Show them how much you care by taking their unique hobbies and interests into consideration, and you'll be able to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.