They say it’s better to give than to receive, though the catch is that giving the right present can be a monumental task. There are only so many times you can disappoint your loved ones with a boring gift card, right? The good news is that we've assembled a list of trendy and unique items that are bound to make your friends and family light up with joy — no matter who they might be.
1. For the person who’s always chilly
Here’s the perfect thing for your friend or family member who is always begging you to turn up the thermostat. With a heated blanket at their disposal, they’re bound to be cozier than ever. Many of these products come with multiple heating settings, too, guaranteeing that the user will never be too hot or too cold — but just right.
2. For the secret agent
Thanks to leaps in technology, smart sunglasses might be the next big thing. Shades loaded with various gadgets used to be something you only saw in James Bond movies, but now all kinds of models are available for purchase. Some can record videos. Many have full audio capabilities. And really impressive versions feature an augmented reality feature that projects information right on the lenses.
3. For the ultimate camper
Your calendar might not always have room for a big camping trip, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the great outdoors wherever you go. With a handy portable campfire, you can cozy up to the flames just about anywhere. And if you need a side gift for this gizmo, how about a jumbo bag of marshmallows?
4. For the one who lights up your life
Handmade gifts can often be the most meaningful. And if someone lights up your life (figuratively), you can do the same for them (literally) by gifting a homemade candle. For starters, it will save you a few bucks, but what's really cool is that you can control the size, scent, and color of the candle.