The Kinja Deals Gift Guide

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Did we miss any of your favorite frequent fixtures on Kinja Deals? Got great gift ideas of your own? Looking for recommendations in categories we didn’t cover? Head for the comments and sound off.

For Their Entertainment

Amazon made your holiday shopping easy this year with a $50 tablet that’s probably all the tablet your family and friends need.

Anker’s latest bluetooth speaker offers a killer combination of great sound, long battery life, small form factor, and low impact price tag.

In the crowded streaming device space, we still recommend buying the cheapest current Roku that comes with a headphone port on the remote. If Mom and Dad already have a steamer or their needs only include a few TV channels, kill their cable bill with our reader favorite Mohu Leaf.

Here’s something the person you’re buying for almost certainly doesn’t have: the Antec Bias Light plugs into the USB port on their TV and reduces eye strain.

For an everyday pair of earbuds, get your friends Amazon’s excellent magnetic offering. Speaking of magnets, if they’d prefer wireless, get them the magnetic version of our ridiculously popular series of budget bluetooth headphones. If they’re a really good friend, you can’t go wrong with a pair of ATH-M50Xs.

Keep your relatives cables organized and remotes charged with Velcro Cable Ties and Eneloop batteries.

For Keeping Their Gear Powered

Anker makes the best external batteries money can buy, and their PowerCore+ series is keeping thousands of your phones, cameras, and even MacBooks topped off.

Your traveling friends will love the Anker PowerPort 2, while those that spend a lot of time at desk will get a ton of use out of the PowerPort 6. If (you’re aware that) their phone supports it, they’ll love you for upgrading them to the faster charging with Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0. If they’re likely to need extra AC outlets on their travel, go with this reader-loved option from Belkin.

For Their Kitchen

The Contigo Autoseal West Loop is far and away the favorite travel mug of our readers, and comes in two sizes and lots of colors.

The Aeropress is the easiest and cheapest way to make great coffee, and also the most travel-friendly method. Get them an Airscape to keep their beans fresh while you’re at it.

There are a ton of tea steepers out there. We like this FORLIFE Tea Infuser because its stainless steel and has more room for the leaves than most small steepers. If you really love the giftee in question, the Breville One-Touch is the ultimate tea maker and as close to perfect as appliances get.

If they don’t already own one at this point, SodaStream remains an easy and universal gift idea.

Victorinox’s chef’s knives are one of the best values in cooking, and one of your choices for best knife. If you really like your recipient, get them this set that includes all the knives they’ll ever need.

Lodge’s series of cast iron cookware is a lifetime investment at an impulse price. If you’re looking to spend more or buy for a more serious chef, upgrade to All-Clad. We recommend owning both.

The pricey Thermapen is the king of meat thermometers, but you can get your friends who cook something just as good for under $30.

Save your lover’s bad cooking with science. A Sous Vide will give them perfect meat, eggs, and more every time.

Let them enjoy their beverages in style and save money in the process with some stainless steel straws, and keep their coffee and tea warm and classy with Bodum’s beautiful double-walled glasses.

For Their Health and Grooming

The Philips Wake-Up Light has been the most popular Gizmodo-recommended product of the past three years. It’ll be a game-changer for anyone’s mornings.

Upgrade the humans in your life who shave away from their Gillette and save them money in the process with Dorco’s new 7-bladed razor, or introduce them to a better way to shave with a Merkur safety razor and blade sampler.

The Braun 790cc is razor we recommended, and your favorite, but that’s an expensive gift. The Norelco Click and Style Shave Toolkit is a great budget/starter option.

If you get the kids (or yourself) a tool that makes flossing less miserable, they’ll (you’ll) actually start flossing.

The ridiculously popular Panasonic Vortex nose hair trimmer will really be a gift for you when you put one in their stocking.

For Their Car

Unobtrusive sub-$7 magnetic smartphone vent mounts have replaced suction cups and aggressive cradle mechanisms this year, and won you over.

This Aukey charger fills up two of your devices at full speed, but sits nearly flush in your cigarette outlet.

For Gamers

The new Logitech G900 is an insanely great upgrade to our beloved G502. Pair it with a hard gaming mouse pad from Corsair.

The sticks on your favorite gamers’ controllers are probably falling apart, so get them a pack Kotaku-recommended Grip-iTs to cover up the damage.