Gift Guides for 2018 - Holiday Gift Ideas for Men and Women

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iPhone XR
If you want to give a truly colorful gift that will wow, get them the iPhone XR. This $749 phone delivers a big and colorful 6.1-inch display, extra-long battery life and excellent cameras. And it’s all wrapped up in a sleek design that you can order in one of six eye-catching hues--blue, yellow, coral, red, black and white. (We’re partial to the blue.) The iPhone XR also boasts the fastest processor you can get in a phone and Face ID for quickly unlocking the device with a look.
$749.99Best Buy
Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
The new Echo Dot offers 70 percent louder sound, a sleek new design, and can answer questions, control smart home devices, make calls and more via Alexa.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
These supremely cushy headphones completely block out the noise around you via a special processor, and offer a beastly 30-hour battery for those long trips.
$348Amazon Warehouse

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Acer Predator Helios 500
If you're looking to splurge on the ultimate gaming laptop for the fragger in your life, it doesn't get much better than the Acer Predator Helios 500. This mobile gaming monster is a beast inside and out, with a beefy, badass design filled with eye-catching vents, cool blue highlights, and fully customizable RGB lighting. But the real draw of this machine is its gorgeous 1080p G-Sync display, Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU, which all combine to deliver an  immersive gaming experience no matter where you are.
$1699.99Micro Center
Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bundle
The Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition features sleek custom Joy-Cons, a special-edition dock and a copy of Nintendo's hotly anticipated multiplayer brawler.
$359.99Best Buy
Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel's Spider-Man is a must-have for any PS4 owner or Marvel fan, offering thrilling open-world web-swinging gameplay and a fresh, original Spider-Man story.
$44.98Amazon Marketplace

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View Master Virtual Reality Starter Kit
The View Master VR is an updated version of Mattel’s iconic, cherry-red View Master from the 1980s. It uses Google's Cardboard platform to bring VR experiences to children and nostalgic adults everywhere. Unlike the original Google Cardboard, it supports a greater range of iPhone and Android smartphones.
Mohu Leaf Metro TV Antenna
The Editors' Choice Leaf Metro HDTV Antenna is simple to set up, offers great reception and comes at a very affordable price.
$14.99Best Buy
Jackery Portable Charger Bar 6000mAH
Jackery's candy-bar-shaped charger offers 6000 mAh capacity, which means it can charge an iPhone 8 approximately 2.4 times, a Galaxy S8 1.6 times, or an iPhone X 1.4 times.
$13.99Amazon Marketplace

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Google Home Hub
A cheaper, simpler take on the smart display, Google's Home Hub is designed to make your day better without intruding on it. This compact smart home device makes it easy to ask Google Assistant to make calls or look up traffic and weather, while its colorful 7-inch screen is perfect for browsing Google Photos or watching YouTube videos.
$119Riven Depot
Tile Style Key Finder
This small device links to your phone via Bluetooth and emits a musical tone when you press a button on its app, ensuring you'll never lose your keys.
$19.99Amazon Warehouse
Philips Hue White Starter Kit
The Philips Hue White Starter kit includes a hub and two white bulbs. Plus, the lights can be linked to other smart home devices, from locks to thermostats.
$49.99Amazon Marketplace

Editor's Picks

  • Samsung Chromebook 3

    The Chromebook 3 is one of the best budget laptops around. It features a 1.6GHz Celeron N3060 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB eMMC. It also has a useful  spill-resistant keyboard.   

    $219.99 $205.56 @ Amazon
  • Google Chromecast (2018)

    Google's new Chromecast is 15 percent faster than its predecessor. There’s no 4K support, but soon users will be able to broadcast to multiple sets of speakers simultaneously.

    $35 $35 @ Wal-Mart
  • Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker

    The Anova sous vide machine can help you cook tender food like a pro. You can control it from your smartphone and get access to over 1,000 recipes. This model features both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

    $199 $123 @ Amazon
  • TCL 43S517 Roku Smart 4K TV

    The Editors’ Choice TCL 43-inch 4K Roku Smart TV (43S517) solidifies TCL as the king of budget TVs. This set packs Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos sound, and excellent picture quality at a modest price.

    $499.99 $349.99 @ Amazon
  • Motorola Moto G6

    The Moto G6 is an affordable Android handset that effortlessly runs titles like Super Mario Run while its dual-lens camera takes decent shots indoors and outdoors. It even has Alexa built right in.

    $234.99 $219.99 @ Amazon
  • Nintendo New 3DS XL SNES Edition

    Retro gamers, rejoice. This retro designed 3DS XL comes with the original Super Mario Kart (SNES) pre-installed. Amazon also has the Nintendo 2DS XL with Mario Kart 7 for the same price.

    $199.99 $149.99 @ Amazon
  • Samsung Qi Wireless Charger Stand

    From the newest iPhones to Samsung’s Galaxy S9, this Qi charger can tidy up your desktop by eliminating the need for charging cables. Plus, it can fast charge compatible smartphones like the Note 9.

    $69.99 $42.9 @ Amazon
  • Apple AirPods

    Sure, there are cheaper Bluetooth buds, but the AirPods fuse Apple’s classic design with solid performance. They’ll dangle from your ears like space age jewelry, but they’re comfy and remain intact.

    $159 $144.99 @ Amazon
  • TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug

    Even if you don’t own a smart home device, this smart plug lets you control connected devices via an app on your smartphone. It’s reliable, affordable, and works with Alexa and Google Assistant.

    $39.99 $16.99 @ Amazon