50 Cool Christmas Gifts

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What’s going on, everyone? Christmas is a couple of months away. I’m always a last-minute shopper. I know I’m not the only one. This year I’m trying to change that. Hopefully, I can find some cool Christmas gifts for my family and friends and finish by early December. If you are usually a last-minute shopper or if you have trouble figuring out what to buy people, I put together a list of 50 cool Christmas gifts. This list features all types of things. The good thing is that most of the gift ideas on this list are under $100.

1. Video Games

You can never go wrong buying video games. There are hundreds of games to choose from. Some good games to check out are NBA 2K23 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

2. Socks

If you’re like me you tend to lose them from time to time. Socks always come in handy.

3. Hat/Glove/Scarf Set

Since the weather is getting colder you can’t go wrong with this idea. Here is a nice combo set for any woman in your life.

4. Fitted Hat

Next up on the list of cool Christmas gifts are fitted hats. Do you know a person who loves sports or like to wear hats? If so, grab a fitted hat of their favorite team. Check out one of my favorite fitted hats: Atlanta Braves.

If you’re not a Braves fan, you can grab gear from your favorite team.

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5. Body lotion gift sets

There are numerous sets of body lotion that you can choose from. Here is a nice set from Bath and Body Works. There are others that you can choose from as well. Find a fragrance that you like and go from there.

6. Pajama’s

This is a great gift idea for your parents or significant other. If you’re that family, you can grab these. Pajama’s are typically cool Christmas gifts.

7. Dishes

Dishes are another gift that people will enjoy. They range in different prices. Here is an affordable set from Rachel Ray.

8. Flask

If you know someone that enjoys “spirits” a flask is a perfect gift for them. Check this one out.

9. Phone Case

You have to protect that $700 I-phone. This phone case can help with that.

10. Lip Balm

Ladies keep your lips looking young with some lip balm. There are hundreds to choose from. Here is one that you could check out.

11. Towels

Towels are always a great gift. Make sure they are not white, though. Check out this awesome set below.

12. Coffee Mug Set

If you have a coffee or tea drinker in your family, then a mug is perfect for them.

13. Jewelry

You can never go wrong with jewelry. Whether its rings or necklaces, there are some very affordable ones out there like this one.

14. Beer Making Kit

As a beer drinker, I would love to receive a gift like this one. From what I hear making beer is easy and fun. This kit comes with everything.

15. Stocks 

If you have any young children in your family, you can grab them some stock. Stockpile is a company that makes it easy for you to purchase stocks. You can buy fractional shares and more.

16. Mixing Bowls

Mixing bowls are another great item that anyone can use. Check out this Pyrex mixing bowls set.

17. Blender

If you want to save someone some money, you can get them a blender. They can make their own smoothies or slushies with it. I make smoothies a few times each month with my blender. This Magic Bullet blender is nice.

18. Sandwich Grill

A sandwich grill can come in handy if you want to make a quick snack. Here is one from Cuisinart that only costs $22.75.

19. Fitness Tracker

If you know someone who is working on their health right now a Fitness Tracker would be a great gift for them.

20. G-Shock Watch

G-Shock watches are nice and very durable. Check out the one below. This can be a good gift idea for him or her.

21. Yves Saint Laurent

If a man in your family likes cologne check out Yves Saint Laurent. I received a bottle of this cologne a few years ago. Hands down it’s one of my favorites. It smells so good. Below is a bottle that’s similar to the one that I have.

22. Laptop Bag

The next item on the cool Christmas gifts list is a laptop bag. Laptop bags make it easier to transport your laptop.

23. Tool Set

My uncles love their tools. Toolsets come in handy when you need to fix things around the house. This 136-piece toolset is a good one to check out.

24. Handmade cards

If you’re creative you can create your own handmade cards to give to your friends and family. Sometimes handmade cards are better than store-bought ones because they mean more.

25. Easy Bake Oven

This is a perfect gift for a little chef in the making. My sister had an Easy Bake Oven back in the day. She used it all the time to make little cakes. Here is a nice one.

26. Art Easel

An art easel is a perfect gift for an artist. There are hundreds of them out there. Below is one that comes with 82 pieces.

27. Crayon Case

A lot of children love to draw. The Crayola Crayon Case is the perfect gift for them.

28. Yoga Mat

Yoga is very popular right now. This yoga mat only costs $20.

29. Dress Shoes

Nice dress shoes can make or break an outfit. I have a few nice pairs. Johnston & Murphy has a great selection of shoes to choose from.

30. NBA Jersey’s

Do you know someone that loves the NBA? If so, you can consider getting him or her an NBA jersey for their favorite player.

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31. Legos

This is another item that most kids would love. This set of Legos features over 300 pieces.

32. Action Figures

Action figures are always cool Christmas gifts if you have kids. I used to love getting X-Men and Ninja Turtle characters when I was a kid. Below is a Black Panther action figure set.

33. DVD sets

A DVD set can be a perfect gift for someone that loves their shows or movies. I plan on getting this set in the near future.

34. Ugly Christmas Sweater

People actually collect those ugly Christmas sweaters. If you can find a good one I bet the receiver would love it! Consider purchasing the sweater lister below.


35. Movie Tickets

If you know somebody that loves to go to the movies you can get them some movie tickets.

36. Gift Cards

I love gift cards. You can buy whatever you want with them. Nearly every business offers them as well.

37. Board Games

Board games can be great gifts. Some good games to choose from would be Monopoly, Scrabble, and Sorry.

38. Phase 10

Have you ever heard of Phase 10? Phase 10 is one of my favorite card games. Check it out below.

39. GPS System

We all have that one friend or family member that is horrible with directions. A GPS is one gift that will surely help them. This one is under $50.

40. Kindle

A kindle is a popular inexpensive gift for anyone that you know that likes to read. Here is a popular one here.

41. Headphones

You don’t have to spend hundreds to get quality headphones. These quality headphones only cost $90.

42. Drone

Drones are the wave right now. This one right here is very affordable at $55.

43. Wireless Mouse

A wireless mouse is an affordable gift that anyone with a computer can use.

44. Hot Sauce Set

I love hot sauce. My food tastes so much better with it. Check out this set below.

45. Sports Tickets

Does anyone in your family like sports? Tickets are up next on the cool Christmas gifts list. Make sure you purchase tickets in advance because if the team is good, you make end up paying over $100 for the tickets. Check out StubHub to compare prices.

46. Polo Shirts

This is the next item on the list of cool Christmas gifts. A lot of people love polo shirts. There are thousands of brands to choose from. Check out these nice Ralph Lauren shirts.

47. Bedroom Slippers

Bedroom slippers are another clutch Christmas gift idea. As long as you can find the correct size, you can never go wrong with this one.

48. Wallet

Every man could use a nice wallet.  I’d pay a little more so that it will last longer.

49. Swiss Army Knife

This gift idea is clutch because it has multiple uses.

50. External Hard Drive

An external hard drive is good for people whose work involves them to use a computer. The external hard drive can come in handy if they are a musician or photographer. Check out this affordable one below.


If you know someone that likes unique t-shirts, you can grab them one from my Teespring store. Here are a few of the designs that are currently available.


  1. Thanks for the reminder…I think:) Always pays to think ahead and these are good ideas for the money!

  2. Shavonda Miles says:

    One of your best articles! No one can have an excuse of not thinking about a gift to give someone.

  3. Great ideas but wow how times have changed. I remember drawing names for Christmas gifts and the amount to spend was $5.00. Course, that was in the 60s.
    This list will come in handy for lots of folk.

  4. Wow, that’s some list. Thank you for taking the time to put this list together I know it will save a lot of internet searching. It also reminded me how close we are to Christmas! Yikes

    1. Thank you for checking it out!

  5. Great suggestions.
    I have a lot of sisters and brother, nephews and nieces, so any suggestions to save money helps me a lot.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  6. Wow this is a comprehensive list Jason! I’m one of those annoying people who shop throughout the year so other than a few small things for local gifts I’m done, but you’ve definitely given me some ideas for stocking stuffers!

  7. Wow – you have something for all budgets! I guess there is no excuse not to buy even the smallest of gifts.

    I do like to wander the shops during the Christmas period. The festive music, decorations, people in high spirits.

  8. What a great bunch of gift ideas! I’ll keep it handy. Thanks!

  9. These are great gift ideas. I don’t exchange many gifts anymore, but if I did I’m sure I could find something on this list appropriate for each of my friends.

  10. I’m a bit surprised that music CDs don’t appear in your list. You do want to be a bit careful with music: it can backfire as a choice if you get someone something s/he doesn’t like (you wouldn’t want to get a serious jazz fan a Kenny G record, for example). But the right CD makes a great gift.

    1. Great point. If I expand the list next year I will add CD’s to the list.

  11. Good list and links, Jason.
    For my problematic gift-friends, I figured out a few years ago to keep track throughout the months of things they mention or likes/dislikes. This has helped me do better at gift-time.
    Like Fiona will always get earrings. It’s just a fact!

  12. You’re thinking far ahead of me, Jason! It’s more than a month until Christmas, but it does indeed work well to plan in advance and catch those Black Friday and holiday sales. All the best to you over the holidays.

  13. Brenda B. Elkins says:

    Wow, you really made detailed lists here for Christmas gift ideas. Sometimes it is hard also to think for the possible gifts this Holiday Season. Maybe because you will need to consider the budget before deciding what to buy. But, considering that there are also online that offers great lists of options just like what you did here. Surely many shoppers will love this guide.

  14. These are the best gift ideas under $100. The matching pajamas is a great one too.

  15. How do you lose socks? Btw, great gifts ideas. Haven’t thought about gifting stocks. I think I’ll settle for some ugly Christmas sweaters. Thanks!

    1. I have no idea, but the socks just seem to disappear. It’s crazy.

  16. Awesome list. Bookmarking for my Christmas gift shopping ideas list this year 🙂

  17. It is a very good time to start making lists for Christmas gift. You have made a nice list of a very wide range of gifts thank you for your efforts!

  18. These are all useful gifts. Very good gift ideas!

  19. Whatta nice wishlist. I hoped I can buy this on Black Friday or Cyber Friday.

  20. ash green says:

    Thanks for such a nice content. Apppreciate it 🙂

  21. I love this gift “HAT/GLOVE/SCARF SET”. This gift idea is fit for my friend. I will gift it to my friend this Christmas day.

  22. Such great suggestions! Thanks for sharing!

  23. These are great picks. My girls would LOVE an Easy Bake Oven!

  24. Awesome gadget tips, especially to try for Christmas.Great post you have here. Will definitely try to have at least three or two. They look awesome 💯

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