Your parents have been forever dedicated to you — dropping countless words of wisdom even now that’s you’re grown. Your boo always comes through with the comfort and endless support, especially on your roughest days. Even the thought of your absent-minded niece makes you smile. Many of your relatives may not “get” the appeal of a boxed vinyl set but you have some options and in case you haven’t taken the time to consider them all, we’ve listed a few for you here. So get inspired.
For Your Tech Savvy Mom
Echo Dot 2nd Generation in Black — $49.99
You can pretty much get anything done by use of computers these days — you don’t even have to go to the desktop if you don’t want to. By now, we’ve all seen the Amazon commercials where you can order batteries or even figure out route details in a zombie apocalypse via the Amazon Echo Dot’s Alexa. This gadget would be the best pick for your mom, she works hard enough for the family all year, with one of these she could kick her feet up and do anything from play music and set alarms to control her home devices.
Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others. Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music. Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer. Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more.
For Mom in the Morning
Breville Duo-Temp Pro — $399.99
As busy as your mom is everyday, it’s a no-brainer to gift her with one of these Duo-Temp espresso machines from Breville. Consider it an everyday luxury item. She’ll never have to hit Starbucks again for an authentic latte or an artsy cappucino. She’ll be able to create designs in the foam with no issue since the machine comes with a milk foaming wand that swivels 360-degrees. As soon as she gets the hang of this Breville, invite yourself over for coffee. You still have the key, right?
The Duo Temp includes:
RazorTM Precision Dose Trimming Tool
54mm Stainless Steel Portafilter with commercial style spouts
2 Single Wall Filter Baskets and 2 Dual Wall Filter Baskets
Integrated Removable Tamper
16oz/480ml Stainless Steel Milk Jug
Cleaning Tool and Cleaning Tablets
Water filter to reduce impurities and scale build-up
Silicon Cleaning Disc
For Your Change-Resistant Dad
Moto G4 — $199.99
Your pops may hate texting but with the new Moto G4 he may learn to love playing with his phone. From browsing the web to experimenting with new apps, the G4 offers untouchable speed and power. Plus, it’s compatible with all carriers so he doesn’t even have to switch loyalties. And you know he can’t be bothered with too much change.
The fourth generation G4 boasts a 5.5 inch full HD display and 4G LTE speed. Featuring a fast 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, high resolution 13 megapixel camera, and rapid charging with TurboPower technology. Available with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, plus microSD card support for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
For Your Classic Dad
Boss The Scent by Hugo Boss — $68.00, 60 mL, $85.00, 100 mL
Your dear old dad has been pulling women long before you were a twinkle in his eye. Whether it was the clothes or the shoes that did it, he swears up and down that it was the scent. In case he needs an upgrade, the new Boss The Scent should do the trick. As a matter of fact, its main ingredient is the fragrance of the African fruit Maninka, which is said to be an aphrodisiac. So, you know…
From Boss the Scent:
Maninka fruit is evocative of passion fruit and rum.
However, the Maninka also evokes something deeper and more profound: the tug of desire and
the pull of memory. Set on a virile leather base, its effect is potent, original, never to be
Top note: spicy ginger makes a spirited and beguiling first impression.
Heart note: the rousing maninka fruit fuses with lavender to swathe the skin in sensuality.
Base note: an intense, burnished leather, lingering like memory, conveys pure, magnetic
Gucci Guilty Platinum Pour Femme — $99.00 for 75 mL
You love her and it’s been this way for awhile — whether this is your first holiday together or you two have already tied the knot and created a family, she’ll appreciate another addition to her fragrance collection. That’s thoughtful. Gucci Guilty has already become one of the most popular scents from the brand but this Guilty Platinum is a new holiday, limited edition of the perfume. It’s romantic, featuring notes of Mandarin, Lilac, Garanium and Peach. Just try and resist her now…
Grab a bottle of Gucci Guilty for yourself too while you’re at it.
For Your Boo’s Ultimate Comfort
Onepiece Lusekofte Onesie Black — $127.00
So you two are having a quiet evening at home. Netflix is loading and you’re snacking on the couch — this is a regular night for you and you’d actually prefer it this way. Hair tied, sweatpants, chillin’ with no makeup on… That’s what Drake said right? There’s something effortlessly sexy about your girl when she’s comfy and cool. This uber-soft, cotton Lusekofte Onesie from Onepiece is sure to put her in the zone. The fact that Beyonce has been spotted rocking one too is a major plus. Get your cool points, bruh.
For Your Boo’s Comfort While On the Run
Onepiece says that the foundation of their collection is “modern leisurewear embodying flexibility, utility and comfort.” The Merino High Neck Zip is sure to become one of her favorites. Low-key and still stylish, all she has to worry about is getting through her to-do list for the day.
The Merino High Neck Zip in Grey Melange is made of soft, warm Merino Wool with a towelled Terry lining. A single metal zipper runs all the way down the garment, and the 2 side pockets have hidden zippers inside. The long, ribbed sleeves can be folded or scrunched. The neck is double layered for extra warmth and comfort. Rubber logos are incorporated on the chest and center back neck.
For the Kiddies
Quit loaning your kids your personal Beats By Dre, then hovering to ensure their safety. You might as well invest in these wireless Bluetooth Headphones from Kidz Gear. You can grab a pair in either blue or pink and they come with a removable microphone that can be used for anything from online chatting and gaming to audio/verbal test taking at school.
From Kidz Gear:
Essential audio gear for children everywhere, the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are compatible with all devices that support Bluetooth 4.0, including iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Android smartphones and tablets, and computers (with a Bluetooth adapter). The headphones will also quickly charge through USB with the included FREE cable. Providing true freedom from cumbersome wires that kids can easily get tangled in, the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones are perfect for everything from music, gaming, dance, and exercise apps that require movement, to watching movies and interacting with audio educational and entertainment apps.
For Your Kid Who Recognizes Rap References
Chaser ‘Feeling Good’ Long Sleeve Tee [sizes 2-10] — $23.10
Chaser may be based in Los Angeles but we all can appreciate this tee. Not only will the tri-blend keep your kid cozy but this timeless phrase, straight from Big Boi’s “Ghetto Musick” [Outkast’s 2003 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below] will definitely keep him/her cool. Feeling good, feeling great… Feeling great, feeling good, how are you?
Kindle for Kids Bundle with the latest Kindle E-Reader, 2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee, Cover — $99.99
Those days of getting your kids to read a book with physical pages are virtually gone. No pun intended. This Kindle for Kids bundle should make the transition smoother for all of you. The package includes the latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers, a free cover, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee — meaning if your little one is a bit accident-prone (and really, what child isn’t?) you can send the Kindle to Amazon and they”ll shoot you another one. For the freeski.
Set reading goals and track progress with Kindle FreeTime.
Zero distractions – unlike tablets, Kindle is designed just for reading.
Power up a reader’s vocabulary with tools like Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder.
2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free.
No questions asked.
Kindle doesn’t come with a backlight, meaning bedtime starts once the lights are out.
Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand titles.
For Your Cutie Pie Goddaughter
Swatch Flik Flak ‘Chasing Dolphins’ — $45.00
You remember when she was born, now she’s already learning how to tell time. Make sure she gets some extra studying in over the holidays with this adorable ‘Chasing Dolphins’ watch from Flik Flak (Swatch’s kid label). It’s shockproof and waterproof but get this — it’s also machine washable! As long as the water cycle stays around 40 degrees, throw it in a sock and toss it in with the rest of the load!
Your Beauty Product Obsessed Sister
most wonderful things set (Limited Edition)
Lord knows your sister already has a dresser full of products but she can’t get enough. Save her a few trips to Sephora this winter with these two gift sets from philosophy. The most wonderful things set is dedicated to keeping her skin in tip-top condition (even when the wind chill is straight disrespectful) and the pure grace set with have her smelling fresh and feeling good all day long.
**Above image varies slightly from the set listed here. The image does not include the ‘time in a bottle’ activator & serum in the detailed set.
most wonderful things includes:
– purity made simple one-step facial cleanser (4 oz.): an award-winning cleanser that melts away dirt, oil and makeup.
– the microdelivery peel mask & activator (1 oz.): a two-step system that resurfaces the skin while replenishing it with vitamin C.
– renewed hope in a jar refreshing & refining moisturizer (1 oz.): a revolutionary, lightweight, whipped formula that leaves skin soft, dewy and smooth.
– renewed hope in a jar overnight recharging & refining moisturizer (1 oz.): a breakthrough moisturizer that helps boost skin’s nightly cell renewal.
– time in a bottle daily age-defying serum (1 oz.): a serum that transforms your skin inside and out, reducing visible signs of aging.
– time in a bottle high-potency vitamin C8 activator plus funnel, pump & overcap (0.07): an activator that works in synergy with the serum to help protect against environmental damage.
– the microdelivery exfoliating face wash (4 oz.): a mild, exfoliating facial cleanser designed to effectively cleanse the skin.
Your Beauty Product Obsessed Sister
pure grace contains:
– 8 oz/ 236 mL Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel
– 2 oz/ 59 mL Eau de Toilette spray
– 4 oz/ 118 mL Whipped Body Crème
Bergamot, Water Lily, Lavender, Jasmine, Cool Greens, Musk.
Your Best Friend, More Like a Brother (Or Sister)
When you copped the debut album from the Wu years ago, you may have cut school with your bestie just to give it a full listen on your parents’ stereo system and discuss. Imagine how hyped they would be to get this fly ass deluxe set from you. Get On Down and the RZA are offering the ultimate Wu-Tang Clan collector’s piece in this 36 Chambers Casebook, enveloped in a leatherette outer slipcase, with 7″ Vinyls and 56 pages of Liner Notes (!). Way fancier than the album y’all copped back in ’93, eh? Peep the details of the other contents below.
From Get On Down:
• Outer slipcase holds the unique hardcover “Casebook,” with six 7-inches as book pages, in addition to liner notes book (see below)
• Packaging also houses two custom Wu-Tang Logo 45 adapters
• BONUS 7-INCH: “Protect Ya Neck (Bloody Version) / Tearz [aka After The Laughter Comes Tears” (Same A- and B-Side as original first self-released single, with recreation of original Sony picture black-on-white sleeve graphics)
• Casebook features a 56-page in-depth liner notes book (aka The Shaolinthology), with new RZA input / interviews, extensive research by journalist Chris Faraone, album lyrics, rarely-seen photos and other rare images from the Enter The Wu-Tang era
Your Niece Home From College in the North
The North Face Metropolis Parka II in Vaporous Gray– $289.00
From The North Face:
Warm down-insulated jacket with contoured quilting for waist definition and improved fit
Two-way front zip
Darts on back waist for shaping
Rolled-over elastic inner cuffs and hem
Embroidered logo on chest and back
550-fill goose down meets the Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
Your Niece Home From College in the North
The North Face Thermoball Triclimate Jacket in TNF Black — $299.00
On those warmer winter days, closer to spring, your niece could definitely use one of these Thermoball Triclimate jacket. Think about it, if she has classes all day and it’s freezing in the AM, you can be sure that the temperature will warm up by the afternoon. This 3-in-1 layering system will keep her prepared — she can wear both the shell and the zip-in, lightly insulated ThermoBall jacket in the morning and pick one of those to wear in the afternoon. Plus, the shell is hooded, just in case it rains.
From The North Face:
3-in-1 jacket pairs a waterproof, breathable DryVent™ 2.5L stretch shell with a removable ThermoBall™-insulated inner jacket
Waterproof, breathable, seam-sealed DryVent™ 2.5L shell
Exposed, polyurethane (PU) center front zip with a black oxide finish and matte black Hypalon® pull
Exposed, secure, reverse-coil-zip hand pockets with a black oxide finish and matte black Hypalon® pull
Secure-zip Napoleon chest pocket
Velcro® adjustable cuff tabs
[Inner Jacket] PrimaLoft® ThermoBall™ synthetic insulation in body and collar
Your Angsty Teenaged Cousin
PBteen ‘brilliant’ wall light — $199.00
Have you forgotten what it was to be a teenager? Nothing nice. You had those days where everything was more than perfect and others? You wished you could crawl under a rock. Your little cousin is in this stage now. Remind them that they have what it takes to make it through anything, even when it gets rough. This ‘brilliant’ wall light from PBteen makes it easy to remember. Every time they look up.
This one comes with a disclaimer. The only time you ought to be getting gifts for your work wife is if you just happen to grab her name in an Office Secret Santa draw. That said, get her something small but meaningful. The Clean Reserve Rollerball Layering Collection is reasonably priced at $22, plus with five — 3 mL each — different scents (amber saffron, blonde rose, sueded oud, warm cotton and rain) she’s able to mix, layer and blend to her heart’s desire. You need at least one person at work to have your back — this gift will make sure she’s the one.
From Clean Reserve:
Sueded Oud is a fresh and creamy approach to a traditional oud fragrance. It is a discovery of natural textures and an exploration of the fluid movement between the brighter and darker facets of fragrance.
Blonde Rose is not an ordinary floral fragrance, it is for anyone who loves to be feminine with an edge. A sophisticated blend of rose, jasmine, and peony, it reminds of the classic, yet modern femininity that’s fresh and sexy. Men can wear it too, especially when paired with Sueded Oud.
Reserve Blend Warm Cotton is for those who currently love Warm Cotton or anyone who prefers to smell quintessentially clean. The fragrance envelops you in pure freshness that’s bright and comfortable. Its essence lies in the irresistible freshness of translucent florals and the soft feel of skin-loving musks for the ultimate feeling of luxurious comfort.
Amber Saffron is the sexiest and most delicious fragrance of the collection. An irresistibly fresh blend of red fruits, delicate florals, soothing musks, warm amber and exquisite saffron, it is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Reserve Blend Rain captures the energy of a rainforest and the moment after a fresh rainfall when the air is so pure and fresh, you can actually smell life. The fragrance is created from an unexpected combination of a fruity floral notes blended with fresh patchouli vetiver and musks.