A version of this article originally appeared on HoustonOnTheCheap.com.
The holiday season has arrived! While this has been a year like no other and your holiday gatherings may be different from years past, you’ll still want to shower your loved ones with gifts to show them you care.
To help you check off all the people on your Christmas gift list, we’ve put together a guide to some of our favorite products out there right now.
Green Kids Crafts Monthly Science & Art Subscription Box
Green Kids Crafts is creating a new generation of environmental leaders with their super cool, nature-based STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, math) activities. Each monthly kit comes with craft projects and activities that promote creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and inquiry through fun science experiments. They have kits available for kids ages 2-10. Use promo code HOUSTON15 for 15% off your order today.
We mentioned Disney+ was perfect for binge-watchers, but it’s a natural choice for the kids in your life, too. While Disney+ does offer an overwhelming amount of content that’s great for adults, the heart of the service was built on the love and imagination of children. You’ll find the complete Disney classics vault, current and past Disney shows, cartoons, and family friendly movies. Kids will love it and it will give parents something that they can enjoy, too.
For Art Lovers
Give the gift of a one-of-a-kind, fun, hand-drawn portrait that your loved one will cherish forever. Turned Yellow creates customized portraits where the subjects are turned into yellow cartoon characters. This is the kind of gift that really stands out and gets noticed. Get 20% off your purchase with code HTOWN at checkout.
For Pet Lovers
You love your pet, and you want to make sure they are living a healthy, happy life. Honest Paws offers a line of premium CBD products created specifically for a pet’s wellbeing. Their products are organic, non-GMO, and free of soy, and can help relieve anxiety, reduce aches and pains, and improve mobility. Click here to check out the full line of Honest Paws products. And use discount code ‘SANTAPAWS’ now through December 17th to get 25% off all CBD oils!
Great Pet Gifts from Muttropolis
Muttropolis offers everything you need for your furbabies. Whether you’re looking for an outfit to keep them warm, a bed, or plenty of fun toys, Muttropolis has you covered. The prices are reasonable and like most stores, they have some great sales going on throughout the holiday. You can even take a quiz to find the perfect dog bed for your pooch. Muttropolis also offers a substantial selection of snacks. You can even find some fun things for the cat in your life, too!
Calming Pet Treatments from The Anxious Pet
The Anxious Pet offers calming solutions that have been created by veterinary professionals. Products offer physical comfort, mental support, and help to improve your pet’s mental wellbeing so they can be happier, more peaceful, and live their best life. A variety of options are available including soft chews, tincture, and supplement bars. Whether your pet is dealing with anxiety or joint pain, The Anxious Pet should have something to help improve their life.
Who wouldn’t love to receive cookies for Christmas? And Love + Chew’s cookies are no ordinary cookies. These cookies are created to be better for you. They’re plant-based, guilt-free, and 100% delicious. Choose from their Banana Bread Cookie, Cherry Almond Cookie, Chocolate Chia Cookie, or Mocha Chip Cookie. Or get a Bulk Box sample pick for the ultimate gift! Click here to shop now and get 15% off your order with code HOUSTON15 at checkout!
Whether you’re looking for a great gift for a friend, client, employee, or family member, Sourced Craft Cocktails’ Holiday Cocktail Gift Boxes are always the perfect choice. With 3 personalized, curated options to choose from, each box offers a pair of unique cocktails and spirits everyone is sure to love! Each box makes 16 craft drinks and comes with instructions for mixing the cocktails as well as a jigger for measurements and 4 high-quality Sourced branded plastic cups. Choose from the following gift boxes: Bulleit Bourbon & Ketel One; Don Julio; or Tanqueray Gin & Johnnie Walker. Right now, you can get 10% off holiday boxes when you use code CHEERS2020 at checkout.
For Binge Watchers
Hulu’s Annual Subscription plan is a great way to give family and friends a dose of entertainment that will last all year long. An annual subscription is just $60. This gives you access to the entire Hulu on-demand library. That means next-day TV for a variety of networks, FX on Hulu, and the entire Hulu Originals library. The best part of it all is that you can watch whatever you want, whenever you want! If you don’t have cable, a Hulu subscription is a great way to keep up on all of the most popular shows currently airing.
Disney+ offers annual subscriptions for just $70. That’s less than $7 per month for the full Disney vault of classics, new Disney+ originals, National Geographic reality shows, and much more! You might think Disney+ was designed for kids and families, but they offer a little something for everyone. The complete library of The Simpsons is available, as well as the full Star Wars library. You can also enjoy all of your favorite Marvel movies including many new shows that will be exclusive to the streaming network.
Sling TV offers gift cards that are valued between $30 and $120. You can pick the amount that you want to send. Your gift will be delivered via email or text message, making it a good choice if you’re social distancing this holiday. This is a great gift for the cord cutter in your life. Even if your friends or family already subscribe to Sling TV, you can still give them a Sling TV gift card. They will be able to redeem the card through their account. They can use the money to pay for their regular bill or they can grab some add-on channels on you!
While many gift cards have a lifespan attached to them, Airbnb gift cards last forever. This means that whether you’re planning a trip for 2021 or 2023, your gift card would be ready to use when the time is right. Airbnb is available in most cities in the country and multiple countries around the world, so whether you travel at home or abroad you should find suitable lodging for you wherever you wish to end up. You can choose the amount you send. Your gift will be delivered instantly, via email or text.
Gifts for the World Traveler from Uncommon Goods
Uncommon Goods features a wide selection of uncommon gifts that are perfect for more unique gift options. They offer a large section of gifts for travelers that could be excellent choices for holiday gift giving. Some fun options include Color Map Mugs, Travel Journals, Scratch Maps, and more!
For Sports Fans
An ESPN+ annual subscription will only cost you $50! For sports fans, this is sure to be one of the best gifts of the year. Hundreds of sporting events air each year on ESPN+ live. Later, those events become part of the ESPN+ on-demand library. Subscribers have access to college sports, UFC, boxing, and most major sports. With the on-demand library, you can enjoy sports documentaries, sporting events, analysis, and more. Sports fans will have plenty of reasons to be thankful for a gift like this!
For Tech Geeks
HyperX Cloud Alpha S Headsets for the Gamer in the Family
Perhaps the only thing off-putting about the HyperX Cloud Alpha S headsets is that they are not wireless. Still, if you are a console or PC gamer, these are worth the purchase. These comfortably, soft, over-the-ear headphones are continually praised by gamers that wear headsets nonstop. The audio quality is some of the best in the industry, offering virtual 7.1 surround sound, and more! They are even compatible with gaming consoles like PS4, allowing you to comfortably game from your couch!
Google Nest Mesh for the One who Needs Better WiFi
Everyone has that friend or family member that is constantly fighting with their Internet company about the quality of their WiFi. Google Nest WiFi won’t give you better Internet, but it will blanket your home in WiFi, adding higher speed access to weak or even dead spots in your home. This is especially great for someone that has a big home and just needs a little help with extending the WiFi they currently have. This is one of the best mesh systems available, so it’s a little expensive, but definitely worth it.
Audible Subscription (free 30-day trial)
Audible makes staying up on your favorite books a breeze! Audiobooks allow you to enjoy books on-the-go. If you’re too busy to enjoy traditional books, this is a great alternative. You can stay on top of your favorite stories while you’re cleaning the house, commuting to work, or going on a run. No matter what you’re doing, as long as you have access to some headphones, you can listen to a new book. Audible subscriptions start with a free one-month trial. After the trial ends, packages are available starting at $8 per month. This gives you access to a variety of free podcasts and other material, as well as one free title per month, and discounts on additional titles!
Personalized Book Stamps for the Friend with a Library
If you have a friend that is constantly loaning out books and worrying about if they are going to get them back, consider this beautiful personalized book stamp. An oak leaf wreath surrounds a personalized name and monogram. Your friend can stamp the inside of each of their books and there will never be any question about who they belong to. Not only will book lovers love this, they will likely love that you thought of such a heartfelt, personalized gift.
For Fitness Junkies
Beachbody On Demand Subscription (free 14-day trial)
Beachbody On Demand is a complete fitness situation that offers everything from workout routines and videos to complete meal plans. If you have someone in your life that wants to get healthier or to lose some weight, this is a great option. There are over 100 programs to choose from. You can choose one and move onto another, as you feel the need. Your first month is free with a subscription. Prices start at $8.25 per month with the annual plan. Three and six month plans are also available.
ClassPass is a phenomenal choice for a fitness junkie. The coolest thing about ClassPass is that you can find local classes in your area or you can stay home and do a digital class. All types of fitness options are available. So, whether you’re looking for a hardcore boot camp or some slow yoga, you’ll find what you’re looking for. You can also take any credits you have in your account to book a spa day or other wellness services. A trial is available for one-week, which allows you to take up to 4 classes for free.
What are you getting for the hard to shop for person on your list? Let us know your tips in the comments!
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