5 gift ideas they'll love

Coming up with creative gift ideas isn’t always easy, so it’s nice to have a list of ideas before you begin the whirlwind of holiday shopping. If you need ideas for everyone on your list this holiday season, I’ve got have 5 gift ideas they will love.

The gift of a cozy home

KitchenAid Stand Mixer for the holidays

It’s the little things that make being home even better, and if someone on your gift list loves to cook or is just a homebody, there are so many great gifts you can choose this holiday. Even better? This may be the easiest year ever to give a gift to a home chef because there are so many popular choices in home appliances you’ll have a hard time picking just one.

Take air fryers for example. These small appliances are a great gift idea because they can cook up crisp, delicious food without needing extra oil. All of your favourite deep fryer recipes can be cooked in your air fryer, and you can find air fryers in all sizes or built into toaster ovens, ranges, and microwaves. Or, if the person on your gift list loves to bake, a stand mixer has been a staple in kitchens for decades. You can whip, mix, and knead bread, cookies, cake, and more.

If the homebody you’re buying for loves everything smart home, there are so many great gifts for them. One of the best gift choices this year are Wi-Fi security cameras. They stream in Full HD, 2K, and some models stream 4K, and let you watch over your home from wherever you are.

Insignia Air Fryer great gifts
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Arlo Essential


The gift of good health

fitbit versa 3 gift ideasWhen someone on your gift list loves to work out or has a goal of being healthier in 2021, you can give them a gift to increase their motivation, let them listen to their favourite playlists, or help them track their daily steps.

If your gift recipient has never had a fitness watch before, they will be in awe of all the features they can put to use on a fitness tracker. The latest fitness trackers have built-in GPS and SpO2, and will track heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, and your sleep. Most fitness trackers offer voice control too, with some using Siri and others using Amazon Alexa to give you call alerts and texts right on your wrist.

Music is a big motivator when working out. Because many fitness watches offer built-in music storage or music control right on the watch, a pair of In-Ear Wireless headphones will be a great gift. They can download their favourite songs from services like Spotify and Deezer right to the watch, and with their in-ear headphones they can listen to music while they run, hike, or bike without needing their phone.

Fitbit Versa 3
Apple Watch SE
Apple Airpods


The gift of entertainment

TCL 4K QLED Gift givingStaying home is more fun when you’ve got the best entertainment setup in town. This year one of the best gift ideas is to make sure they have non-stop entertainment on cold winter nights by gifting a TV, smart speaker, or virtual reality headset.

A new big screen 4K QLED Smart TV is a great gift for parents, brothers and sisters, or aunts and uncles. QLED TVs give you vibrant realism and colour, you can stream 4K content on YouTube and Netfix, and a smart TV lets you download apps for everything from exercise to gaming.

If they already have a TV and you want to give them the gift of big sound, a soundbar smart speaker is the way to go. With full-range drivers, built-in Wi-Fi for wireless streaming, and voice control, everything they watch or listen to will be loud and clear.

When you have a gamer or two on your list, gift giving becomes too easy. All you need to do is wrap up a VR headset and they will play for hours. The latest all-in-one VR systems have internal storage and touch controllers to let them step right into their favourite game.

Bose Soundbar smart speaker
Oculus Quest 2

The gift of play

Mario Lego What would the holidays be without a few toys under the tree? You can be the person who makes sure everyone has something to play with on Christmas morning by giving one of the hottest toys of 2020.
Lego is always a holiday must for kids and kids at heart. The most popular Lego playsets are based on the biggest games, movies, and characters of the year, so there is a sure to be a Lego set to appeal to everyone. Smart toys are also popular, and you and your favourite neice or nephew can spend hours together building a toy with programmable functions, commands, and controls.

If someone on your list likes to craft or create, a wireless photo printer is a great gift. They can print off their just-snapped photos, create collages, or use them in crafts to create personalized decor.

Mario Lego
Intelino Smart Train Starter Set
Canon IVY Mini Wireless Printer

The gift of tech

Google Pixel 4A gift ideas
There are so many great gifts for someone who makes it a priority to upgrade to the latest tech. The latest smartphones have speedy processors, front and rear dual-pixel cameras with everything from Live HDR to Super Res Zoom, and batteries that last for the full day without charging.
If someone on your gift list needs a new laptop, there are a lot of great choices this year too. You can find Chromebooks that are small in size but big on features, and they have Quad Core processors, eMMC storage, and a vivid screen for work and play. If you’re giving a laptop, why wrap it up in a padded laptop messenger bag? It gives them space for their computer, phone, and everything they need to get through a busy day.

Google Pixel 4a
ASUS Chromebook 11.6 inches
herschel messenger bag

This list of gift ideas will cover everyone you know. With so much to choose from, you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your gift list this year by shopping Best Buy.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag