25 Classic Christmas Gifts You'll Never Go Wrong With

You don't have to worry about including a gift receipt with these genius presents.

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You might be looking at the calendar skeptically, thinking, How could this possibly be right? The holidays aren't that soon, are they? Then come the inevitable thoughts about gifts—who you need to buy for and, more importantly, what you're going to get them. But you needn't scramble at the last minute and swipe a random item off a department store shelf; we've got you covered with classic gift suggestions for everyone on your list, from your spouse to the coworker whose name you drew at your office Secret Santa. And for more amazing gift ideas, check out The 20 Best Holiday Gifts From Best Buy at Any Price Point.

Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!

1
This faux leather jewelry box

black faux leather jewelry box
Amazon

With a high level of craftsmanship and a stylish design, this Glenor Co. jewelry box is a sophisticated storage solution. More than 50 compartments provide ideal places for earrings, bracelets, rings, and more. It even comes packaged in a gift box with a card so all you have to do is put it under the tree. And if you're wondering which gift ideas you should steer clear of, check out The 20 Most Popular Gifts You Shouldn't Buy in 2019.

$40 at Amazon
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These cashmere-lined leather gloves

nordstrom black leather gloves
Nordstrom

Whether you're buying for your dad, your wife, or your best friend, you can't go wrong with these cozy, cashmere-lined leather gloves that will make gripping a cold steering wheel feel like heaven. Ideal for folks who want to stay warm and fashionable, these are sure to wow anyone on your list.

$99$74 at Nordstrom
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3
This 15-piece kitchen tool set

oxo good grips kitchen tool set with spatulas and cutting tools and graters in silver container
Bed Bath & Beyond

Do you have a foodie or a budding gourmet chef in your life? Then this OXO kitchen tool set is the perfect choice. This attractive stainless steel utensil holder includes everything from a meat tenderizer to a pizza wheel to a potato masher to ensure your favorite gourmet always has the right tools on hand. And for some cool and affordable gift ideas, check out the 50 Best Gifts $50 and Under.

$100 at Bed Bath & Beyond
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4
This brass-finish LED desk lamp

barnes brass gold led lamp
The Home Depot

For that friend or family member who loves a practical gift, this sleek LED metal task lamp is sure to score you serious Brownie points. With its vintage-inspired shape and polished black-gold color combination, this lamp is a perfect fit for any upscale business or residential space.

$63$57 at The Home Depot
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5
This Kindle Paperwhite

kindle paperwhite e-reader on white background
Amazon

Reading has never been more comfortable, customizable, and convenient than with the Kindle Paperwhite. It's a thinner, lighter, waterproof version of this champion e-reader, meaning every it's perfect for your favorite bibliophile. Sure, it doesn't have the delightful smell of a used bookstore, but it more than makes up for it by allowing you to store literally thousands of books in one small device that's easy to throw into any purse or messenger bag.

$130 at Amazon
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This electric wine opener

oster black electric wine opener
Target

Buying for someone who loves a glass of wine at the end of a hectic week? Make their life a bit easier by gifting them this cordless electric bottle opener. It removes the cork in seconds and even includes a foil cutter for removing seals, making wine o'clock a breeze.

$20$15 at Target
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These super soft terry joggers

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Gap

This holiday season, give the simple gift of comfortable relaxation to someone special. These super soft terry joggers are the perfect choice for cuddling up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate and a great Christmas movie—or hitting the gym once the holidays are over.

$45$16 at Gap
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8
This letter board

black letter board with "have courage and be kind" on it
Target

Whether their home décor is rustic, modern, or vintage-inspired, this letter board is sure to be a welcome gift. Perfect for leaving love notes (or grocery lists), it's a genius—and affordable—way to show you care. And for more great gifts for the home, check out these 25 Kitchen Decorations That Will Completely Transform Your Space.

$13 at Target
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9
This faux fur hoodie

woman wearing black and white hoodie lying on floor holding iphone
Urban Outfitters

Want the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life? This plush faux fur hoodie is equal parts stylish and cozy, making it an ideal gift for anyone who likes their wardrobe essentials to feel every bit as good as they look.

$49$39 at Urban Outfitters
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10
These adorable cat slippers

gray slippers with cats on them
Nordstrom

The cat people in your life deserve some love this holiday season, but a bag of treats under the tree isn't exactly an impressive gift. Instead, pick them up a pair of these adorable, whimsical cat slippers crafted from soft, natural wool to keep feet toasty all winter long. And for more great gifts for feline fanatics, check out these 20 Purrfect Accessories for Cat Lovers.

$86 at Nordstrom
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11
This 9-piece cocktail set

cocktail set with wooden muddler, silver cup, and silver shaker
Bed Bath & Beyond

Get anyone in the holiday mood with this Libbey nine-piece mixology set. It's the perfect gift for anyone who's perpetually making Moscow Mules, Bloody Marys, and White Russians, and includes everything they need to make their libation of choice, from a wooden muddler to a three-piece stainless steel shaker.

$30 at Bed Bath & Beyond
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12
This cold case murder mystery game

pictures of men and one white woman and a folder that says unsolved case files
Amazon

If you have a true crime fan in your life—and who doesn't?—give them their own case to solve this holiday season. Unsolved Case Files is a cold case murder mystery game that has players take the role of a detective investigating a decades-old murder. What better way to spend an evening with family or friends?

$27 at Amazon
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13
These personalized family mugs

four white mugs with cartoon images and names on them
Uncommon Goods

Featuring artwork representing your family members, these personalized mugs are a great way to give someone special a personalized gift without breaking the bank. And if you've got multiple people to buy for, you can purchase a set of these handsome mugs, their favorite coffee, and some hot cocoa for a special treat they're sure to appreciate.

$30 at Uncommon Goods
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14
This classic bifold wallet

gray herschel wallet
Zappos

Those bulky leather wallets—filled with a mountain of receipts and sandwich cards—went out of style as soon as George Costanza pulled one out of his back pocket. The smarter option? This simple bifold wallet from Herschel Supply Co. in a durable polyester. It's fashionable, functional, and most importantly, slim, making it a fitting present for anyone on your list.

$35 at Zappos
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15
These stemless wine glasses

four stemless wine glasses with white wine in them
Uncommon Goods

Nevertheless, these wine glasses persisted. Each time the recipient of these stemless glasses takes a sip of their favorite Chardonnay or Merlot, they'll also give a shout out to history's bravest women, from Susan B. Anthony to Sojourner Truth.

$16 at Uncommon Goods
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16
This karaoke microphone

rose gold microphone
Amazon

Everyone has that one friend who's always down for karaoke. Now you can bring the party to them with this Bonaok wireless karaoke microphone. It's super easy to use and connects to your phone via Bluetooth, meaning those off-key renditions of "Don't Stop Believin'" can go wherever they do.

$30 at Amazon
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17
This specialty coffee maker

ninja specialty coffee maker
Kohl's

Do you someone who takes their coffee just a tad too seriously? Of course you do! Luckily, you quickly become their favorite person by gifting them this amazing Ninja specialty coffee maker. A great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy lattes without the trip to a coffeehouse, this set comes with a glass carafe, coffee scoop, and frother, making it ideal for creating everything from iced coffee to cappuccinos.

$200$170 at Kohl's
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18
This Furbo dog camera

furbo dog camera and white hand holding iphone
Amazon

For dedicated pet parents, there's nothing worse than being torn away from that furry friend. Luckily, the Furbo Dog Camera makes those long days apart so much easier. This nifty device not only has an HD camera, letting them check out their four-legged family member, but will even toss dog treats on request.

$200 at Amazon
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19
This mini waffle maker

dash mini waffle maker in red, white, and green
Bed Bath & Beyond

If you need a quick gift for a breakfast enthusiast, this Dash Mini Waffle Maker is the way to go. It's compact, easy-to-use, and even easier to clean—truly an evolution from those hefty old-school waffle irons. And hey, maybe the grateful recipient will even whip you up some breakfast!

$15 at Bed Bath & Beyond
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20
This cable-knit turtleneck sweater

black woman wearing gray cable knit turtleneck
Gap

What's better than a soft, cotton-knit sweater when you're curling up by the fire? The answer is nothing, of course! This turtleneck tunic sweater is comfortable, cozy, and stylish enough for even the most fashionable folks on your list.

$70 at Gap
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21
This rustic picture frame

multiple picture frame with wood edges
Target

We all love seeing photos of our family and friends on Instagram, but there's something even more enchanting about physical photographs gracing a staircase or mantle. And if you want to customize it for someone special, you can always hand it over pre-filled with reminders of those happy memories you've had together.

$26 at Target
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22
These personalized golf balls

personalized golf balls in black box
Dick's Sporting Goods

Know someone who's always counting down the seconds to tee time? Then these golf balls are the ideal gift. You can even customize them with a personal message on each one so their recipient is reminded of you every time they hit the links.

$52$48 at Dick's Sporting Goods
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23
This cashmere travel wrap

white woman in cream cashmere wrap
Bloomingdale's

Whether they're living in a cold climate or constantly battling the brutal AC on airplanes, this cashmere wrap is the perfect present. It's super soft, high-quality, and the perfect size for cozying up under, whether they're wearing it as a blanket or using it as an oversized scarf.

$198$139 at Bloomingdale's
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24
This kitschy snow globe

modern snow globe with skiing figures inside
The Grommet

Do you know someone who can't get enough of the holidays? Help them follow their bliss with this unique and contemporary take on the classic snow globe. A charming hand-painted scene is magnified by the glass dome, bringing the tiniest of details into sharper focus.

$56 at The Grommet
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25
This cute baby Nessie tea infuser

baby nessie blue monster tea infuser
Amazon

Anyone looking for a bit of whimsy with their steaming cup of tea will enjoy this Baby Nessie tea infuser. Crafted by award-winning studio OTOTO, this tea infuser is dishwasher-safe and resistant to boiling water, making it easy for its recipient to discover the kinder, gentler, cuter side of the Loch Ness Monster.

$13 at Amazon
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Chris Rhatigan
Chris Rhatigan is a freelance writer and editor. Read more
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