Holiday shopping is stressful and we’re here to help! Here are our favorite gift ideas for 2018 — there’s something for everyone on your list.

Ann

Turn lights on and off with your voice or smartphone from anywhere in the world with a Phillips Hue starter kit. All the blubs are energy efficient and can be dimmed, plus the colored blubs can be set to any color in the spectrum (which is super fun for holidays). With multiple levels of the kit, you can pick your price point. And they’re all buildable, so the lucky gift recipient can buy and add more bulbs to the network as they go.

Bryan

The newly opened Top Golf at Polaris in Columbus is the perfect opportunity for a fun, interactive gift. A gift card can be used for taking lessons in the offseason or enjoying an outing with friends.

Doug

Transform yourself into a walking carpet in this Star Wars Chewbacca Bathrobe. A great gift for any sci-fi fan, this warm bathrobe is designed to look and feel just like Chewie’s wooly fur. It’s complete with oversized hood and signature utility belt with a functional storage pouch.

Evan

The Embark Dog DNA Test is a must for the dog lovers in your life. Not only does it reveal the breed mix of a favorite furry friend, but it also indicates whether the dog is genetically predisposed to more than 160 diseases. If you need more convincing, Oprah approved it as one of her favorite things invented this year.

 

John

Charity:Water brings clean, safe drinking water to people living in developing countries around the world. They’ve put together a gift guide of their own with options to honor loved ones with the gift of clean water or purchase products from partner brands like Madewell and Corkcicle. Or stuff your own stocking with founder Scott Harrison’s new book Thirst, an inspiring story of personal change and the power we have to make a difference.

Kathleen

If you have a cocktail connoisseur on your shopping list, this Black Travel Bar is a winner! A beautiful bar case loaded with glasses, utensils, a shaker and space for three bottles of your favorite spirits. Hopefully, it finds its way under my holiday tree. Cheers!

Lauren

I love giving a gift that is personal, functional and brings a smile to a loved one’s face. FaceSocks checks all the boxes. Just upload a photo and select one of the many colorful patterns. A real sock designer (or elf?) will ensure the final product looks great and the custom pair is made right here in the U.S.

Wesleigh

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? These adorable and functional Cable Bites protect your cell phone cord from breaking at the connector, and they look cute doing it. Choose from 30+ animals including a shark, hedgehog, koala or, my favorite, the manatee. (Some options even glow in the dark!)

Whitney

Take the little ones in your life on a trip around the world with this educational subscription box. Little Passports is the gift that keeps giving with monthly adventures designed for ages 3-10. It’s the perfect way to spark curiosity for learning with a new theme each month.

 

Check out our 2017 and 2016 lists for even more inspiration. Happy shopping!

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