We all have that hard-to-shop-for someone on our Christmas gift list. But sometimes we’re simply over-thinking the entire process, searching for an elusive mystery gift that probably doesn’t exist.
If you’re stuck for ideas, don’t overlook some of the most popular gifts of the season. From toys to tech and beyond, we’ve gathered a few of our favourite gift ideas below.
Hot and trendy toys
Each Christmas there’s a handful of must-have yet hard-to-find items that dominate the gift buying guides. This holiday season is no different, and the toy of the year is, without a doubt, Hatchimals. They’re impossible to find, but if you can grab one of these eggs-that-hatch-robots, you’ve hit gift-giving pay dirt. Likewise, the NES Classic Edition is a can’t-miss retro gift for gamers and non-gamers alike.
If you’re shopping for a tech savvy loved one or someone who loves the latest and greatest gear, you can’t go wrong with a VR headset. Upper echelon virtual reality systems like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR will cost you, but there’s no shortage of smartphone-ready VR headsets that are far more wallet-friendly. Headsets like Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear, Zeiss One, and Freefly are powered with a compatible smartphone and give the wearer instant access to VR videos, games, and other apps.
Gift box subscriptions
For the gift that keeps on delivering long after the tree is taken down, look no further than a subscription box service such as Loot Crate or BirchBox. These trendy gift and gear services carefully curate and handpick super-cool items and deliver them monthly. From gamer gear to cosmetics to gourmet coffee beans, no matter what you’re loved one is into, there’s a box available to suit their interests.