This Year’s Hottest Holiday Gifts
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This Year’s Hottest Holiday Gifts

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This Year’s Hottest Holiday Gifts
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Cloud Slippers
Amazon

Cloud Slippers

$24 from Amazon

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These TikTok-popular slippers from Bronax have rave reviews, with one user calling them "the most comfortable indoor shoes I own." Though we wouldn't call it the most aesthetically pleasing shoe, the unisex slippers claim to relieve foot pain and provide support — plus, they come in 14 different colors.

Meta Quest 2
Amazon

Meta Quest 2

$400 from Amazon

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Meta's virtual-reality headset, the Meta Quest 2, isn't just for hard-core gamers. It offers a new way to work out, with games like Beat Saber and Pistol Whip, and even VR art options where you can work on your latest painting. Supplies are tight, so do not hesitate if you see one in stock, because these will sell out.

Spider-Man Bike
Walmart

Spider-Man Bike

$94 from Walmart

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Does the little one in your life love Spider-Man? This Walmart exclusive is easy to assemble and appeals to aspiring superheroes everywhere. Bonus: The handlebar mask doubles as a storage compartment for any extra toys.

Apple Watch Series 8
Amazon

Apple Watch Series 8

$429 from Amazon

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If you skipped over buying the Apple Watch Series 7 last year, there's a new watch just in time for this holiday season: The Series 8. The latest iteration of Apple's popular smartwatch does all the nifty things previous generations did, plus it has a couple new sensors, including crash detection and cycle tracking. Apple also released the Apple Ultra this year, but at $800, it's a far bigger splurge.


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Disney 'Encanto' Doll Set
Walmart

Disney 'Encanto' Doll Set

$25 from Walmart

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Disney's "Encanto" was released at the end of 2021 and one of its most popular songs, "We Don't Talk About Bruno," remains a favorite among "Encanto" fans. This set by the same name features 3-inch dolls based on the movie's main characters and is sure to fly off shelves this holiday season.

Rechargeable Hand Warmer
Amazon

Rechargeable Hand Warmer

$24 from Amazon

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Sleek and compact, this hand warmer keeps your mitts toasty for three to four hours. The best part? They come in a handful of creative designs like "knit" and "polygon," which means they can double as a tree ornament.

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Our Place

The Always Pan

$145 from Our Place

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No one can argue with a pan that is "designed to replace 8 traditional pieces of cookware." With a sturdy aluminum body and handsome ceramic coating — available in 10 colors — it's sure to win over the pragmatist in your life.

LEGO Pyroraptor & Dilophosaurus Transport
Walmart

LEGO Pyroraptor & Dilophosaurus Transport

$45 from Walmart

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LEGO sets are always a solid gift. This Jurassic World Dominion option is ideal for dinosaur enthusiasts, who will get to assemble the set featuring an off-road vehicle, two toy dinosaur figures, and three additional mini figures. 

Theragun
Amazon

Theragun

$195 and up from Amazon

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For athletes and proponents of self-care, 2022 was the year of the Theragun, a line of massage tools that helps treat muscle and deep tissue. From the Theragun Mini to the Theragun Pro, there's a whole range of equipment (and prices) that would make for a great gift.

Instant Pot Pro Plus 6-Quart Multicooker With WiFi
Amazon

Instant Pot Pro Plus 6 Qt. Multicooker With Wi-Fi

$170 from Amazon

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From the brand behind the original line of multitasking multicookers comes an Instant Pot that trumps all others. Why? When connected to the Instant Brands Connect app, home chefs can access a library of more than 1,500 smart recipes. Once a recipe is chosen, the app acts like a sous chef, guiding you through each step of the Instant Pot cooking process until dinner is ready for the table. Other features include mobile monitoring, a delayed start time, and more. 

Beautiful 6 Quart Touchscreen Air Fryer
Walmart

Beautiful 6 Qt. Touchscreen Air Fryer

$80 from Walmart

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Air fryers are experiencing a revival, so may we remind you about this beautiful option endorsed by Drew Barrymore? We love the sleek appearance of this air fryer, which stands out in a sea of lookalikes, and reviewers give it high marks. 

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Amazon
iRobot Roomba j7+ (7550)
Amazon

iRobot Roomba j7+ (7550)

$600 from Amazon

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The latest advance in robotic vacuums: self-emptying cleaners. When the Roomba's dirt cup is full, it returns to home base to empty itself, then resumes vacuuming. It's programmed to avoid pet messes and objects such as headphones that fall to the floor, and it's compatible with Alexa voice controls.

PS5
Target

Sony PlayStation 5

$500 and up from Target

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As one of the hot new gaming consoles, PlayStations have been tricky to find in the past year or two. This year, they're still hard to find due to ongoing computer chip shortages and other supply issues. If you can find one (and that's a big if), grab it before it's gone.

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Amazon

Nektek Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager

$46 from Amazon
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Has 2022 left you feeling a little ... stressed? This heated massager has eight deep-kneading nodes, and it’s easy to adjust the heat level, speed, and direction. “Love is not a strong enough word,” one owner raves.

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Amazon

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

$33 from Amazon
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This cult-favorite hot air brush is a perennial top seller among Cheapism readers and Amazon buyers alike. Reviewers say it makes salon-perfect hair attainable at home and is far easier to manage than a traditional hair dryer. Keep an eye on the price; we've seen it fluctuate by $10 or more during the holidays.

Leggings Depot Women’s Jogger Sweatpants
Amazon

Leggings Depot Women’s Jogger Sweatpants

$10 and up from Amazon
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Let’s be honest: Loungewear is still what they’d want to wear even if they weren’t staying home more than usual. These trendy joggers with plenty of Spandex come in a ton of colors and are a bit more forgiving than tighter leggings and workout pants.


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Lego Ideas Typewriter 21327
Amazon

Lego Ideas Typewriter 21327

$341 from Amazon

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Legos are a popular gift item year in and year out, but it's not just the kid-focused products such as the latest Harry Potter-themed Lego kit that may sell out. Lego's Constructor line of building kits is aimed at older kids and grown-ups, with challenging models to build — including this clever manual typewriter, which contains 2,079 pieces.

Crayola Ultimate Light Board
Amazon

Crayola Ultimate Light Board

$25 from Amazon
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An Etch-a-Sketch might not cut it for kids used to colorful tablets, but this snazzy light-up board is a modern alternative. The reusable surface is compatible with washable gel markers, and a removable panel lets little perfectionists trace designs. Best of all, there’s no mess.

Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 AG301 B07S76WBG
Amazon

Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill

$205 from Amazon
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Buying for someone with limited outdoor space? They can bring their grilling game inside with this Ninja Foodi that can also air fry, bake, and roast. Smoke-control technology will keep their smoke detector happy, and nonstick parts are removable and easy to clean.


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Amazon
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Amazon

KeySmart CleanKey

$12 from Amazon
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For better or worse, we’re calling it: This is the hottest stocking stuffer for 2022. Made of brass alloy, this little key-ring gadget can take on touchscreens, keypads, elevator buttons, and even door handles, keeping your fingers clean. It comes with a retractable carabiner.


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Zen Life Original Burrito Blanket
Amazon

Zen Life Original Burrito Blanket

$40 from Amazon
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Another Cheapism favorite, the burrito blanket remains a trendy textile. It's 5 feet in diameter, printed on both sides, and made from soft microfiber fabric that will make the lucky giftee want to wrap up like a ... well, you know.


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Amazon

Daily Ritual Women’s Knit Open Cardigan

$37 and up from Amazon
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If you’re thinking of wrapping up some clothing, the name of the game these days is comfort. This open cardigan is soft and versatile, cozy enough for around the house but polished enough to dress up with boots and denim. Owners say it’s super snuggly, with a generous draped fit.

Google Nest 6428305
Best Buy

Google Nest Audio

$100 from Best Buy
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Smart speakers are another staple of holiday sales, so bargains will abound. Buy based on need. Unlike many competing devices, this device prioritizes premium sound, but it still has all the smart-speaker functions a smart home needs, including the ability to control Google Assistant-compatible devices.


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Amazon

Snooz White Noise Sound Machine

$100 from Amazon
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The best gift of all: being able to sleep in heavenly peace. Help boost someone’s chances with this app-connected white noise machine. It has a real fan inside, which means a more authentic sound than tinny recordings. Tone and volume are adjustable, and users can set schedules and timers with their smartphone.


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Gravity

Gravity Modernist Weighted Robe

$130 from Gravity
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In past years, weighted blankets have been a hot item. Will this be the year for weighted wearables such as this robe from Gravity? The removable 3-pound weighted wrap inside the collar is just enough to promote relaxation, but not so much that it feels too heavy to wear around the house.


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Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground
Amazon

Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground

$180 from Amazon
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Indoor play places may still be off-limits this winter, so get creative if you’re buying for kids (and their stressed-out parents). This innovative set turns a sturdy doorway into a swing, ladder, rope, trapeze, or rings, and it can hold up to 300 pounds.

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Amazon

Bits and Pieces Jumbo Wooden Puzzle Plateau

$70 from Amazon
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If you know a puzzle addict, a dedicated puzzle board is a thoughtful gift because it will let them take back their kitchen table. Four integrated sliding drawers help with sorting and storage, and they can move the board wherever they want to work. Looking for a cheaper option? A puzzle roll is even more portable.

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Target

Fisher-Price Taco Tuesday Gift Set

$10 from Target
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Got a baby on your list? They’re never too young for Taco Tuesday (although perhaps the margaritas will have to wait). This adorable set of baby toys includes a crinkly taco, an avocado rattle, and lemon and lime clackers.


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