Find the Perfect Present
When the holidays roll around, it's challenging to find the perfect gifts for family and friends. These top 10 holiday gifts include something for everyone on your list and help make sure your presents aren't the worst gifts from Santa.
Play All Day Elmo
Toddlers and preschool children adore Elmo. His bright red cuddly fur, big orange nose, happy voice, and funny antics make kids laugh as they learn. Play All Day Elmo made The Toy Insider's Top 20 Hot Holiday Toys List. The toy is soft and cuddly and plays eight games and activities. He is also programmed with 150 responses to keep kids engaged. Play All Day Elmo costs around $50 and is appropriate for kids ages 18 months and up.
Battle Action Millennium Falcon
Due to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, almost anything related to the movie franchise makes a great holiday gift. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Battle Action Millennium Falcon costs approximately $150 and shoots Nerf darts, has cool lights and sound effects, and includes Chewbacca, Finn, and BB-8 figures. It's appropriate for ages four and up. This toy not only made The Toy Insider's Top 20 Hot Holiday Toys list but Star Wars toys also won the second place spot on the National Retail Federation's Top Toy List.
Emoji Throw Pillows
Pop Sugar chose Emoji Throw Pillows as one of The Best Gifts For Teens. This is no big surprise since teens and tweens live in a digital, social media driven world full of emojis. The bright yellow cushions feature popular emojis such as happy, angry, blushing, throwing a kiss, sleeping, and unhappy. Each costs under $10 on Amazon.
Apple Watch Sport
The Apple Watch Sport isn't for everyone but for those on your gift list who love tech and gadgets, it's a must. Using this unisex watch you can make and receive calls, dictate and send texts, browse apps, and organize daily activities. The watch costs just over $400 on Amazon and is on of the Wall Street Journal's Best Tech Gadget Gifts. In addition, the term "smart watches" was one of Google's most-searched Cyber Monday gift trends.
Apple TV® is a Pop Sugar Best Gifts for the Whole Family pick. It lets you stream or rent movies from the iTunes store or Netflix, watch YouTube, stream music, and view family photos. It also enables you to stream content from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to your HD television. The device costs approximately $65.
Fleece Adult Onesie
Adults are jumping on the onesie bandwagon after realizing what teens and tweens have known for the last few years. Onesies are awesome and make fun gifts at any age! Adult onesies are a top trending fashion gift item on Google. This unisex, adult fleece onesie costs under $20 from Amazon. It has a relaxed fit and is available in pink, grey, or cobalt blue.
Pie Face Game
Family game night will never be the same when you gift your family the Pie Face Game, appropriate for ages five and up. This hilarious game is a top board game seller at Amazon and made Swide's Top 10 Toys Kids Will Want This Christmas list. The game features a whipped-cream loaded pie on a "hand" unit that players turn one at a time until it launches the pie into someone's face. The game costs between $15 and $25, depending on the retailer.
When choosing a gift, don't just buy the first thing you see -- even if it is a top option. Take time to consider the recipients' personalities and hobbies. They'll be grateful you put thought into their gift, and you'll feel good about giving something meaningful.