The Perfect Holiday Gift for Everyone You Live With

Note — This article is part of a series of Thought for Your Penny holiday gift guides. Products featured have been provided by PR and marketing agencies for the brands. No affiliate links are included in this article — links are provided to the manufacturer’s website so you can learn more about each product to decide for yourself.

The holiday season is upon us, and everyone’s rushing to find the perfect gift for everyone on their gift list. We contacted brands around the world to find the best products available on the market in 2018. Here’s what they sent.

These are the perfect gifts for everyone you live with:

For Your Girlfriend – Gurunanda Kissed Collection

GuruNanda knows essential oils, and this collection of luxurious essential oil roll-ons has the perfect blend for any mood you want to create. Since you’re probably an idiot who doesn’t pay enough attention to detail, gift this collection to your girlfriend so she can set the right holiday moods throughout the year.

For Your Dad – Beard Head Santa

If you follow my blog, you know I’m a fan of “Shark Tank,” and Beard Head is one of the kitschy companies that made it through the tank. Your dad will love putting on this Santa hat and will proudly add it to his collection of tacky ties, hats, and other clothing he wears to your mom’s chagrin.

For Your Roommate With the Job – Peak Design Every Day Tote

A classic tote bag is a lifesaver for busy people, and somehow Peak Design managed to keep the classic look of a tote while packing the latest features and technologies inside. Weatherproof 400D nylon canvas, organizers, and foam padded cotton dividers makes this tote perfect for carrying photography gear, school/work supplies, a laptop, and anything else you throw at it.

For Your Mom – Life & Apples Wellness Planner

Yo mama’s so organized, she’s going to outlive everyone else in the family with her healthy lifestyle. Since there’s no hope left for you, get her some journals to document what she’s doing to be such a MILF. Maybe reading it on paper will create the change you need to emulate tu madre.

To Replace Boring Cards – PaperLove Greetings

Nobody wants an uninspired Walmart or Hallmark card. These artistic pop-up cards from PaperLove Greetings take things up a notch with gorgeous designs on high-quality paper. Whoever you give these cards to this holiday season are sure to hold onto them for years to come.

For Your Gamer Roommate – HP Omen 800 Gaming Headphones

Gaming is mostly online these days, and communication is vital to staying alive in today’s competitive landscape. Get your gamer roommate a pair of HP’s Omen headphones provides a 53mm driver to give a surround-sound experience on your Omen laptop. IT also has a mic to stay in communication with your team.

For Your Daredevil Brother – SiOnyx Aurora

The Aurora night-vision action camera from SiOnyx is the world’s first water-resistant day/night camera. It can records up to 720 video at 60 fps in full color at night or day, thanks to its ultra low-light CMOS and IR sensors. On top of this, you can connect this action cam to your iOS or Android device for smart control.

For Your Tech-Obsessed Husband – Adobe DIY Smart Home Starter Kit

Smart home technology is everywhere these days, but actually installing it in your home can be complicated and expensive. Adobe Systems has you covered with this DIY smart home starter kit that includes a gateway, motion sensor, mini door/window sensor, and key fob. The system is compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Net, Lifx, Ecobee, Hue, First Alert, and more.

For Your Sister – Jabra Elite 65e Bluetooth Earbuds

Jabra knows headphones, and these earbuds have professional-grade Active Noise Cancellation, IP54 water water and dust protection, and one-touch access to Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. All of this may be enough to distract your sister for the duration of its 13-hour battery life.

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer – Anker PowerPort II IQ

The bigger your family, the less likely it is you can find a charger when you need it. The PowerPort II from Anker is a top-of-the-line, dual-port, 24W USB charger that supports every device you have. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone in the whole house.

For Your Wife – Spa Day

Your wife works hard, and she deserves the ultimate spa day. Here are some products to treat her to the perfect spa day:

Brzln Skin Triple Stem Cell Complex Sleep Mask

Bausch and Lomb Lumify Eye Drops

Beauty Seafari Rose Water Mist

Brevena Daily Hydration Moisturizer

Kaia Earth Pure Moisturizer

Legendary Apothecary Smooth Feet

Keracell Firming and Sculpting Body Lotion

Pur Attitude Magna Moisture Anti-Aging Nano Solution

Nourish Call It a Night Repleneshing Facial Oil

Bel Essence Intensive Anti-Aging Treatment

Comodynes Energizing Jelly Mask

Kai Earth Skin Care Toner

Skinny & Co Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm

Moon Luv Body Polish

Carmex Super Cran Cranberry Lip Balm

Golden Door Spa Products

Space Charcoal Mask

For Your Best Friend – Zoo Snoods Designer Pet Hats

If you have a cat like I do, you know it’ll sooner kill you than allow you to dress it up and make it feel cute. Dogs, however, live for that stuff, and Zoo Snoods has all your pets covered with these adorable knitted pet hats. Celebrate the holidays by embarrassing your best friend with how adorable he or she really is.

For the Future of Our Species – Kano Coding Projects

There are plenty of cool gadgets, toys, and games kids want these days. I’ll cover some of the stuff kids want later, but Kano provides the toys kids need in today’s technology-driven world. Learning to code and understanding computers are essential skills in the future job market. Prepare your kids with the skills they need to succeed today.

For Your Cartoon-Loving Kids – Japan Crate

Japan Crate is a monthly subscription box filled with a variety of Japanese snacks. A card is included to explain what each snack is, and your kids will get a cultural learning experience with their sugar cravings. Japan Crate is a great gift that keeps giving throughout the year.


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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