Cool Gift Ideas for Anyone – A Roundup of All the Cool Stuff I Got This Year

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I get a lot of stuff at my door hitting all sorts of price points. Believe me when I say, free isn’t always awesome. So when I get something that really stands out and makes it into my daily life, I feel like it’s worth talking about. That’s why I came up with this list of things I got this year that didn’t suck which I hope will give you cool gift ideas for anyone you need to shop for. I’ve also added a few things that I’ve been eyeballing and would like under my tree, and a few things I found on Amazon that I think are cool gift ideas. Sometimes you just need a little perspective or inspiration to find the right gift. So I hope this helps!


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Gift Ideas for Anyone – From My Personal Collection



How cute is this! You can get your very own custom design on this doormat! I love this so much! It’s so hard to find the perfect doormat, and now you can make sure that it’s perfect by shopping this Totes Burlap mat on Etsy. 



Added to my collection of smart cameras for my home is the WISENET SmartCam N2 with full HD, an ultra-wide angle lens, human + smart abnormal sound detection, Motion zone detection, noise reduction, two-way talk and a microSD or smartcloud for backup. This is the ultimate pet spycam, and it works great to chat with your neighbor when they’re taking care of your said pets. Also, keeping an eye on your home while you’re away is priceless.  


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Bucketlist Experience Gifts are some of the coolest gifts you can give anyone. These curated adventure packs allow you to choose your trip and make it happen right there whether you’re Superwoman looking for adventure or just need some time to getaway. 



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My Dreamcloud Luxury Foam mattress is one of the best things I’ve ever been sent. Before I received it a few months ago, I woke up sore every day of my life. I thought it was me getting old! But I’m in my 30’s, and soreness should not be a lifestyle at my age. About a month after sleeping on this mattress I realized I hadn’t been sore in weeks. It was truly a game changer for me. I don’t think I’ll ever have another mattress brand again. You can get $200 off with my special coupon below too! If you want to see Dreamcloud Luxury Foam mattress.



13214753Q raw lgI was recently sent these DVF sunglasses from Visionworks. I love the shape of these. While they are for women, I found it very easy to choose the sunglasses I wanted and they arrived really fast. They were in perfect condition and came with a case and cloth for cleaning.



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Tis the season for holiday scents and these soy candles are bursting with them! I love the Bright Endeavors brand mission which is to transform the lives of young moms by teaching them to craft premium soy candles in a supportive, professional environment. Through their paid job training program, they provide the guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and begin working toward professional success.


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This is possibly one of the handiest little things I’ve gotten so far. The KeySmart Pro organizes your keys as well as serves as a locating device in case you misplace them. I love the LED light feature which you can use to light your locks at night so you can see where to place the key.


  • Tile smart location that lets you track your missing keys on a map, all from the free Tile app on your phone!
  • MAKE YOUR KEYS RING: Use the Tile app to make your KeySmart Pro play a tune so you can find your keys faster!
  • FIND YOUR MISSING PHONE: Press the button on the KeySmart Pro to make your phone ring, even on silent.
  • 10 KEYS + FLASHLIGHT + BOTTLE OPENER: Includes a built-in LED light, bottle opener and a loop piece to attach your car key fob. And it fits up to 10 keys.



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This is a funny story because this cordless massager came to me as an accident when sent out by a PR company. The company told me to enjoy it and I sure did! The day it arrived I just happened to be in athe worst pain ever. After spending 5 hours painting the 10′ walls in my bedroom, and the cieling to match, and then mulching my landscaping, I was DEAD! I gave this Shiatsu Massager a try and WOW! They also gave me a coupon code for my readers so yay! 10% promo code: CHRISTA10




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The Sonos One Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-In is an incredible device. Not only does it have amazing sound, but it is way smarter than I ever thought it could be. By using the app you can choose special skills for it like reporting the news and playing music from your streaming service. I use it for everyday tasks like keeping lists, checking the weather, traffic times and asking it questions. I also love using it as a calculator.


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This JORD Wood Watch came to me early this year and I have been in love with it ever since. They make these beautiful watches for men and women. They are lightweight and go with every look. I love my wood watch!





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One of my favorite things I got this year were these Maui Jim Aviators. I fell in love with them the moment I put them on. The classic aviator style works for any look and just about any face shape. It’s a perfect gift idea for anyone.


You might know that I am partnered with Kia. Inside of my Kia Niro is a Harman/Kardon sound system. At one of the events, I was given these Harman/Kardon SOHO wireless Bluetooth headphones and I never travel without them.

513gWSt98uL. SL1000Living the travel life without a reliable power adapter is rough. This Xcentz Universal All-in-One Travel Adapter is sturdy and small so it goes anywhere and everywhere with me.




SleepPhones Bluetooth headphones, yup they are a thing! And I love them! Up until I had these, my partner would always make me turn the sound on my TV down super low. I had a hard time hearing what was happening so I would go out to the living room and end up falling asleep. We’ve had different schedules for a while now, and this had been an ongoing problem for us. Now that I have the SleepPhones, I can watch TV without disturbing him. They are super soft, comfy and sound really good. I’ve also enjoyed them for playing relaxing soundscapes from my phone. I don’t even feel like I have headphones on. They are also really comfy on the plane as well. ***Note, months later and I still use this almost every night.

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I did not get this one, but while I was pulling up my links for all the stuff I did get, I saw this decanter set and couldn’t resist. It’s stunning! And, it would make a lovely gift idea for anyone who just got a new home or even a friend from work.

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This wicker ice bucket for outdoor entertaining was another item on Amazon that caught my eye. This makes a great gift for anyone who loves to hang out on their patio and have friends and family over. It’s also great for family gatherings all year round. 

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You don’t know how much you need a bartender set until you’re having a girls night in and try to make martinis. These sets come in handy, but so many of them are cheaply made. I love the look and quality of this Oggi 4 Piece stainless steel bartender accessories set.

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I tried to make those martinis once, and it didn’t go over so well without the martini glasses. But I always hated how long-stemmed martini glasses fit in my cupboard. Behold, these stemless martini glasses are the answer to the weird glass in the cupboard debacle.

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Adventures can really add up. And unless you save for them you might find that your adventures are few and far between. If you know someone who loves to travel or go on spontaneous adventures, this is a thoughtful gift that will inspire them to save for travel.


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For those of you who are on your computer a lot, you’re going to want score these Eagle Eyes Optiflex blue light glasses. They have Deposition Lens Technology, which blocks blue light emissions from computers and other screens, reducing eyestrain and fatigue and maximizing your screen time. I have been using them for about a week and I can 1000% tell a difference. 

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I love nostalgia, and one of the most nostalgic things to have is a record player. If you know someone who loves music, they would appreciate this Crosley CR8005A-TU Cruiser portable 3-Speed turntable. Collecting vinyl records is not dead!




Technology is cool. Technology that makes things float in mid-air is even cooler. This ICE Orb Levitating/Floating Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker caught my eye while I was on Amazon and I think it would be a super awesome gift for anyone who’s into music.


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I just received a sample of the Wellslock Locking Food Storage Containers and I must say, they do live up to their word! Nothing leaks from these at all and food stayed fresh longer because of the airtight seal. Now I use them for my son’s school lunch and to store leftovers or holiday cookie dough. I love these!


The holidays don’t have to be tough. And people don’t have to get gifts that suck. Are you stumped for the holidays? Leave me a comment in the section below and I’ll help you with gift ideas!

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

21 Comments on this post

  1. I’m really excited when looking for a perfect gift. I love wicker ice bucket my friend will really love this. Perfect for hang outs with family and friends.

    Kelly Reci / Reply
  2. These are all cool ideas for gifts this holiday season. I am so interested in the ICE Orb Levitating/Floating Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker for myself. It would be so cool to have that on my office desk at home.

    Dogvills / Reply
  3. This is all some pretty cool stuff for so many people on my list. Thanks for sharing, going to bookmark so I can purchase some of these ideas! The perfect roundup.

    Brandy / Reply
  4. You’ve included some amazing gift ideas in here. I would personally love a couple of the soy candles and the stemless martini glasses.

    rbekhaj / Reply
  5. What a great list! I just really want a new pillow in my life and that waterbase pillow looks amazing!

    Monica / Reply
  6. Love your list. I could cover all four of my adult children with it. My oldest would freak over the ICE Orb, My daughter would love the sonos one voice, my third would enjoy the wicker ice bucket too much and the Crosley turntable. Finally my youngest would be in heaven with the Casio! Boom done!

    Gladys Parker / Reply
  7. Wow so many gift ideas and these are all such amazing ideas!

    Adaleta Avdić / Reply
  8. I love your ideas. Those are such cool gifts for someone that has special place in your heart. They will really appreciate it.

    Julie Syl / Reply
  9. My favorite is the record player. Choosing gifts can be difficult, especially depending on the person. Great list!

    Elisha Fernandez / Reply
  10. What am amazing list this is of gift ideas, my favorite is the laptop bag, iphone holder and the headphones.

    Nayna Kanabar / Reply
  11. Wow, thats a fab list I must say and I loved so many things. Soy candles looks so scented and his and hers sweater was personally I loved so much.

    jhilmil / Reply
  12. I enjoyed looking at this cool gifts, I think my Hubby would like the jacket, and my mom would like the bag.. ahaha you made me feel so excited about Christmas shopping lol

    rowena diciembre / Reply
  13. Love the decanter set and the tin candles ❤ thank you for the ideeas

    Denni / Reply
  14. You are not wrong about being perfect gifts for anyone. I certainly would be happy with any.

    London Mumma / Reply
  15. I love the wooden watch it’s so unique! I’ve also been wanting a record player, I love that they’re coming back in style.

    Liz / Reply
  16. Awesome guide. I really love the classic biker jacket.

    thegentlemanracer / Reply
  17. Awesome ideas! I always struggle this time of year knowing what to get for people! It’s good to have an outside opinion about what people actually like.

    Alexis Rene / Reply
  18. All the gift ideas on your list are so cool! DVF sunglasses are my favourite of them all though! Thanks for sharing.
    Do drop by my blog as well : 🙂

    Sarmistha Goswami / Reply
  19. What a great list of amazing gift ideas this holiday season! I have an eye on the record player for last few months! Crosley CR8005A-TU Cruiser portable 3-Speed turntable looks amazing! Will check it out for myself!

    Ana Ojha / Reply
  20. Such an amazing article it is to be read. thanks for sharing / Reply

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