The Best Christmas Gifts for 2022

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We've cut through the Christmas present clutter to pick out the very best gifts of the year. Some hit the market in 2022; some are updates of tried-and-true classics. Still more are unique new-to-us finds that were too good not to share. From the latest giftable cooking appliances to splurgy-worthy accessories, this list has something perfect for every age and personality.

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MoMA Subu Slippers

MOMA Subu slippers
store.moma.org

These comfy slippers are like a cozy parka for your feet. The nylon fabric is made of recycled PET bottles, and treated with Teflon to resist water and even oil-based liquids. It's filled with cozy polyester down fill to keep feet warm, and has a durable sole so you can wear them for quick trips outside, too.

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Jackbox Party Pack 8

Jackbox Party Pack 8
Jackbox.TV

Jackbox party games are super simple and incredibly fun to play (even for people who aren't big game fans). Each participant just needs their own smartphone as a controller.

These games can be run in person or virtually, so you can get the whole gang together, even if they're miles apart. Pack 8 includes an update of fan favorite Drawful, along with several other entertaining games that'll have people coming back for more.

And bonus: You can buy and deliver a code for digital download, so it's a stellar last-minute gift that doesn't require a store run.

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LEGO Snow and Sand Building Kit

LEGO Snow and Sand Building Kit
Target.com

Take the LEGO fun outdoors with this clever kit, which can be used to craft a LEGO-like snow fort in the winter, and an epic sand castle in the summer.

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Rustic Dartboard Set

Rustic Dartboard
Pottery Barn

Upgrade a man cave or rec room with a stylish dartboard that gives off that classic Irish pub vibe, with plenty of room to keep score for your holiday tourney.

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Shaker & Spoon Gift Subscription

Shaker and Spoon Subscription Box
Shaker and Spoon

For the home cocktail fan, these clever kits supply recipes from top bartenders, along with all the artisanal syrups, mixers, and garnishes they need to craft the cocktail. Each box is themed to the season and a particular spirit, so if your gift recipient isn't a tequila fan, they can skip that box and opt for a different one.

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Beekman 1802 Yuletide Glow Candle Set

Beekman 1802 colorful candles
Beekman1802.com

These colorful, artisan-made candles have wonderful, not-overpowering fruit scents—like orange blossom, lemon, and fig. The sleek glass lidded containers are perfect for holding jewelry and other small items after the candle's done.

(P.S. You can break up this set and give out single candles to teachers, hosts, or other people who deserve a treat this time of year.)

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Solo Stove Bonfire With Stand

Solo Stove Bonfire
Walmart.com

This cozy, super-portable stove lets you have a safer, low-smoke bonfire in even the smallest yard—perfect for cold-weather outdoor get-togethers and s'mores fests.

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Springhill Suites Reclaimed Wood Trays

Pottery Barn Springhill Suites Reclaimed Wood Trays
WestElm.com

Perfectly sized for adorning a coffee table or serving breakfast in bed, these stylish trays had more humble beginnings—as wood that was reclaimed from shipping pallets.

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S'more Party Kit

XO Marshmallow S'mores Kit
XOMarshmallow.com

Make it easy for them to indulge in the campfire favorite (even without the yard space) with this kit, which includes roasting sticks, a personal-sized campfire, and all the goodies to make s'mores for four.

If you want to be really extra, add in a few additional packs of XO Marshmallow's unique flavored marshmallows, such as Nutella, tiramisu, or salted caramel.

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Oculus All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset

Oculus Quest 2
amazon.com

Don't be fooled: the Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset is not just a gaming device. Sure, it can be used as one (i.e., to dance around the living room while playing Beat Saber), but this headset made by Facebook is also a virtual ticket to concerts, sporting events, and videos filmed in 360 degrees. All you need is an app on your smartphone and internet access to explore tons of totally immersive experiences.

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Wool Blanket from Tartan Blanket Co.

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The Tartan Blanket Co.

Not only is this recycled wool blanket machine washable, it will actually get softer after every cycle. Yes, really. Scotland-based Tartan Blanket Co. partners with sustainable mills around the world to create their cozy blankets and scarves that wear unbelievable well. Gift one of these in the pattern of your choice to loved ones this year, and it'll become an instant heirloom.

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Beaumont City Bike

Beaumont City Bike
Retrospec

Depending on where they live, it may have been hard for friends and family to find a bike for sale in 2022. (Thanks, COVID.) But good news: they're online again and not all of them are crazy expensive. For the person on your list ready to hit the road, Restrospec's classic Beaumont City Bike is the perfect gift. The company partners directly with manufacturers to make quality bikes at more accessible prices than big retailers. They also offer a line of trendy electric bikes that are pricier, but still a steal when it comes to other e-bikes on the market.

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Where Are You? Personalized Children's Book

Where-Are-You- books
wonderbly

For little ones on your list, look no further for the perfect Christmas present. Wonderbly's wildly popular search-and-find children's book series allows kids to find themselves hiding in the pages—think Where's Waldo? but starring the child of your choice depicted with a custom avatar you design online. This year, there's a new adventure for kids to take on in Where Are You? Save the Multiverse! and it can be customized to feature up to three children so siblings can search together.

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Breville Stainless-Steel 3X Bluicer Pro

Breville 3X Bluicer Pro, Stainless-Steel
williams-sonoma.com

The best kitchen gadgets have maximum capabilities while taking up minimal space, and Breville's new half juicer, half blender succeeds on both fronts. The interchangeable design allows home chefs to blend smoothies, juice veggies, or "bluice" up a custom treat that combines both methods. Despite the options, the process is still super simple thanks to removable parts and presets like green smoothie, smoothie, pulse/ice crush, and frozen cocktail.

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Apple iPad (Ninth Generation)

ipad 2021 silver
apple.com

The newest iPad has received rave reviews for its super fast speeds making it a great gift option for gamers and on-the-go remote workers, alike. It also boasts a fancy wide angle front facing camera that can handle Zoom meetings with ease. Add the additional storage it comes with, and this is an upgrade worth splurging on if there's a person on your list who's obsessed with their tablet.

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Wonder Women Bingo Game

Wonder Women Bingo Game
store.moma.org

Inspire a future leading lady on your shopping list with this fun version of Bingo starring 48 inspiring women from all over the world. As they play, they can pause to read short bios on everyone from Rosa Parks to Amelia Earhart in the game's accompanying booklet that's just as beautifully illustrated as the double-sided cards.

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Retro Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth (Posh) - Wireless:USB Wired Leather Vintage Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
amazon.com

By this point, full-time remote workers probably have a decent set up at home to get their job done. This Christmas, skip the super practical desk accessories and up the design of their desktop with this retro keyboard inspired by vintage typewriters but fully equipped with modern features. Choose from five classic wood and leather styles, and get ready for lots of oohs and aahs.

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Juiceglass Glass Straws

Glass Straws (Set of 4)
food52.com

Upgrade a loved one's sustainable straw game with some color. Juiceglass has mastered the art of the reusable glass straw, but clear is no longer your only option: choose from different shades of pinks, grays, or greens, or opt for a multi-colored 4-pack.

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Classic Leather Catchall Tray

classic-leather-catchall-tray-o
markandgraham.com

These smart catchall trays will stick around for years to come thanks to their quality leather material and endless uses. They can be flattened to pack in a suitcase, kept on the nightstand for collecting things at the end of the day, or sit anywhere else around the house where clutter tends to pile up. Choose from three different monogramming options to make them feel even more special as a gift.

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Personalized Hobby Mugs

hobby mugs
uncommongoods.com

Have a family full of different personalities? (Don't we all?) Gift family members with a personalized mug to celebrate their uniqueness. Just specifiy a hobby, skin tone, hair color, clothing, and first name, and illustrator Shelly Klein will create a custom caricature. You can also add your family name and "year established" on the back.

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SNOOZ White Noise Sound Machine

SNOOZ_White_Noise_Sound_Machine_Cloud_Hero_LG_800x
getsnooz.com

You can't put a price on a good night's sleep. If you know someone who struggles to get their snooze on, consider gifting SNOOZ's new sound machine that mimics the white noise of a ceiling or floor fan. Genius, right? Think all the soothing ambiance of a fan without the added airflow, floor space, or over-head installation.

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Calming Sleep Stone Mask

baloo sleep mask
balooliving.com

This light-and-sound-muffling sleep mask by Baloo Living takes unwinding at the end of the day to a new level by incorporating the healing properties of crystals. It has a hidden compartment for stashing the stone of your choice based on the energy you'd like to send someone's way: amethyst for calming, purple flourite for intuition, blue lace agate for safety, or rose quartz for love.

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Moxi Rainbow Roller Skates

moxi rainbow rollerskates
bando.com

Moxi's Rainbow Riders have made our favorite childhood pastime cooler looking than ever. These snug fitting rainbow roller skates come in six sizes and are perfect for someone who is all about stealing the scene no matter what street they're on.

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Clue Luxury Edition Board Game

Clue Luxury Edition Board Game
amazon.com

From Scrabble to Monopoly, classic board games are more popular than ever. If your family has jumped on the bandwagon, this epic edition of Clue that boasts a 3D view of every room in the mansion will have everyone in awe. It's as beautiful as it is fun, and it will last for many family games nights to come thanks to a sturdy wooden base and glass playing surface.

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Kenko Wooden Dumbbells & Resistance Bands

Handcrafted Wooden Dumbbells & Resistance Bands
food52.com

Setting up a home gym has its perks: no membership fees or need to put on a mask. But finding space for strength training equipment isn't always easy, especially if you're an apartment dweller. For the friend or family member who loves working out at home, this sleek, fully functional set of wooden gym equipment is guaranteed to wow. The dumbbells will let them get in all the reps they need, then they double as decor on the nightstand.

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Folding Panama Hat

Folding Panama Hat
cuyana.com

Whether they already have a few flights booked or are planning a big trip in 2022, this handwoven straw hat folds up to fit neatly in their suitcase and oozes vacation vibes.

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The Savvy Commuter's Bundle

The Savvy Commuter's Bundle

Know someone gearing up to head back to the office in 2022? Ease the pain of having to pack a lunch again with this amazing set of smart to-go meal accessories. It comes complete with a new lunch satchel, microwaveable BPA-free containers in three different sizes, plus a sleek travel mug coworkers will envy.

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Birthdate Candles

birthdate candle
birthdate.co

Everyone knows someone who never fails to read their daily horoscope, and this fun gift idea is for them. Birthdate Co. has created a set of 365 astrology-inspired candles, one for every day of the year, that features a completely unique scent created by perfumers to "match the inner spirit" of people born on that day. Each candle also comes with a personality description, details of ruling numbers and planets, and more astrological details for Zodiac-loving friends.

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