Hottest Holiday Gifts of 2019
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This Year's 25 Hottest Holiday Gifts

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Hottest Holiday Gifts of 2019
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In need of holiday gift ideas? From family-friendly games to high-tech wonders like the Amazon Echo Show, these products are among this year's top buys. Many — like the ever-popular Hydro Flask or convenient Tile Mate tracker — can even be had for less than $50.

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Amazon Echo Show 5
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Amazon Echo Show 5

Price: $90 from Amazon
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Amazon's latest voice assistant includes a compact display that's ideal for entertainment, video calling, and simply seeing each day's activities at a glance. As always, Alexa can control smart-home devices, give weather forecasts and answer all of life's other pressing questions.

Ninja Foodi
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Ninja Foodi

Buy on  $247.99  $269.99

Price: $270 from Amazon
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Pressure cookers and air fryers have been the hottest small appliances of the past few years, so this is a mashup that just makes sense. The 8-quart Foodi is big enough to feed a crowd — it even holds a 7-pound chicken — and does more than pressure cook and crisp. It also sears and sautés, bakes, broils, steams, slow cooks, dehydrates, and makes yogurt.

Nintendo Switch Lite
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Nintendo Switch Lite

Price: $200 from Amazon
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This handheld-only version of the popular Nintendo Switch is ideal for any on-the-go kid. Scaled down for portability, it's also lighter and features integrated controls. Choose from three colors.

CoziRest Weighted Blanket
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CoziRest Weighted Blanket

Buy on  $119.97  $149.97

Price: Starting at $90 from Amazon
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Know someone who tosses and turns in their sleep? A weighted blanket may be just what they need for more restorative shut-eye. This all-cotton option has a removable dual-sided cover: a warmer minky side for cooler nights, and a cooler bamboo side for warmer nights.

WowWee Baby Shark Song Puppet
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WowWee Baby Shark Song Puppet

Buy on  $14.88  $19.99

Price: $15 from Amazon
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Be the hero in your favorite toddler's life by gifting this plush puppet that plays the "Baby Shark" song (doo doo doo doo doo doo). The tempo slows or speeds up depending on how fast you move the mouth.

Apple Watch Series 5
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Apple Watch Series 5

Price: $414 from Amazon
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The latest version of the Apple Watch adds a larger screen, always-on display, heart-monitoring technology, a compass, and plenty more. But if they don't have to have the latest model, the Series 3 remains an excellent option for less than half the price.

Dokotoo Women's Fuzzy Fleece Open Cardigan
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Dokotoo Women's Fuzzy Fleece Open Cardigan

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Price: $36 from Amazon
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Irresistibly fuzzy sherpa jackets and pullovers are perfect for holiday gifting. This best-selling open-front cardigan, available in a dozen colors, is perfect for throwing on around the house for extra warmth. A hood and large pockets are practical touches, too.

Tile Mate Tracker
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Tile Mate Tracker

Buy on  $24.99

Price: $25 from Amazon
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If someone is always tearing up their house in search of their keys, purse, or other important items, gift them a Tile. These Alexa-compatible Bluetooth trackers have a range of up to 200 feet. They can use the Tile app to ring any lost item with a tracker. Lost their phone? Pressing a button on any Tile forces it to ring, even when it's on silent.

Lego Hogwarts Great Hall
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Lego Hogwarts Great Hall

Buy on  $95.95  $99.99

Price: $100 from Amazon
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It will be hard for any wizard in training, kid or adult, to resist this 878-piece Hogwarts Great Hall Lego set, complete with house banners, a spiral staircase, a potions room, and more. They'll also get 10 mini figures including Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.

Polaroid OneStep+ Wireless Instant Film Camera
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Polaroid OneStep+ Wireless Instant Film Camera

Buy on  $99.99

Price: $120 from Amazon
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A nod to both past and present, the Polaroid OneStep+ spits out old-school instant photos but is controllable with a smartphone app that lets users tinker with exposure, two different lenses, and more. It comes with both standard and portrait lenses.

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Water Bottle
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Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Water Bottle

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Price: Starting at $45 from Amazon
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Hydro Flasks are the trendiest of all the pricey stainless-steel water bottles, but happily, the spend is well-justified, reviewers say. The double-walled construction makes for ice-cold or piping hot drinks, the powder-coat exterior won't sweat and resists dents and dings, and the wide mouth is compatible with several lids.

The Good Grocer Keto Gift Basket
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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2
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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

Buy on  $79.99  $99.99

Price: $80 from Amazon
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Drop it, toss it in the pool, take it on a hike — the waterproof, shockproof Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker can go anywhere and provide great sound the whole time. It's about the size of a soda can, and two can be paired for even bigger sound. The 13-hour battery life means they'll have enough juice for any party.

Monopoly Voice Banking
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Monopoly Voice Banking

Buy on  $18.27

Price: $22 from Amazon
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This new edition of the classic board game is updated for the times, allowing players to do their banking with their voice. No paper money is required, making gameplay quicker and less frustrating.

Echo Flex
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Echo Flex

Price: $25 from Amazon
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This new addition to Amazon's Echo line is even more compact than the popular Echo Dot. Users can plug in the Flex anywhere they want Alexa to answer questions and control smart-home devices. A built-in USB port can charge phones or accommodate add-ons like a night-light.

Sperry Women's Saltwater Duck Boots
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Sperry Women's Saltwater Duck Boots

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Price: $100 from Amazon
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Duck boots might be overtaking Uggs as the new must-have boots, and Sperry's popular version is cheaper than the L.L.Bean icons that started it all. The sturdy rubber sole, waterproof foot, and leather upper make them practical enough for just about any weather, and the fleece lining makes them cozy.

AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity Test
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AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity Test

Buy on  $59  $99

Price: $99 from Amazon
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DNA testing kits remain one of the best options for the hard-to-buy for set, or anyone who's simply curious about their family origins. This easy-to-use option provides results in six to eight weeks.

KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer
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KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer

Buy on  $279  $399.99

Price: $200 from Amazon
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If they've always yearned for a stand mixer but counter space is at a premium, consider this Artisan Mini, a scaled-down version of KitchenAid's perennially popular Artisan stand mixer. It has a 3.5-quart bowl, 10 mixing speeds, and a power hub that accommodates attachments like meat grinders and pasta makers.

Fisher-Price Linkimals Lights and Colors Llama Stacker
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Fisher-Price Linkimals Lights and Colors Llama Stacker

Buy on  $11.99  $14.99

Price: $12 from Amazon
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This classic stacker adds a high-tech twist with lights, songs, and the ability to connect and interact with other toys in the Linkimals line. The weighted base allows it to wobble playfully without falling.

Roku Express
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Roku Express

Price: $27 from Amazon
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Ditching cable is easier than ever with the Alexa-compatible Roku Express and its easy access to thousands of streaming channels, from Netflix and Hulu to YouTube and PBS Kids. It works with regular high-definition TVs, and a search feature lets users find specific programs across channels. If they need a Roku for a 4K TV, upgrade to the Roku Premiere for $39.

Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker
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Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker

Buy on  $170  $169.99

Price: $161 from Amazon
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Single-cup coffee makers are convenient, but sometimes it's still a whole-pot kind of morning. The K-Duo gives java junkies that flexibility, accommodating both K-Cup pods and ground coffee. A strong-brew function is available for anyone who really needs a jolt.

Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack
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Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack

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Price: Starting at $64 from Amazon
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This trendy backpack is suddenly everywhere, and devotees say the rugged polyester can take a beating. It has a padded laptop compartment, headphone port, key clip, and padded back. A ton of colors and patterns mean there's a design to satisfy everyone.

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
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Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

Price: $169 from Amazon
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AirPods aren't the cheapest wireless headphones out there, but devotees say the sound quality is great, the comfort is top-notch, and the charging case is ultra-convenient. They also seamlessly integrate with iPhones and have built-in Siri.

Really Rad Robots Turbo Bot
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Really Rad Robots Turbo Bot

Buy on  $43.88  $49.99

Price: $44 from Amazon
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Kiddos can control this rugged little robot with their voice, use it to record messages, and even prank their friends with "gross mode" sound effects. It also dances, tells jokes, and automatically detects obstacles.

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Buy on  $24.99  $29.99

Price: $30 from Amazon
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There's no need to sit in line at a fast-food place if they can make their own breakfast sandwiches in minutes with this always-giftable small appliance. The removable nonstick parts can also be cleaned in the dishwasher.

To see products mentioned in this gift guide and more, visit our gift idea lists on Amazon.