There are those that make for neat presents during the holidays. And then there are those that everybody wants to get their hands on, you better stretch your shopping muscles already so you won’t miss out. The holiday season is no time to be a Scrooge, but that doesn’t mean expensive presents are always necessary. It’s true that it’s the thought that counts! Really taking into consideration the recipient’s personality, likes, and dislikes is the most important thing to do before picking out anything.

We did some research and found out which items are in demand for gift-giving 2017:

Cute toys and toys that challenge the mind will be loved by both kids and their parents.

In article by the Vancouver Sun, Toys “R” Us listed down the most sought after toy options in their stores this year. The whole family will love the Lego Boost Creative Tool Box, which works hand-in-hand with the brand’s free app. There’s also the very versatile Nintendo Switch Console, which works on your home TV as well as an on-the-go device. Make the little ones squeal in delight with Hatchimals Surprise toys and the Sea Patrol Transforming Vehicle. And for a totally one-of-a-kind kiddie present, check out the LOL! Surprise Big Surprise, “the ultimate unboxing experience. Get 4% cash back when you shop via Piggy.

Everybody loves that little robot called Cozmo.

No one will be able to resist this almost real-life droid! While it’s marketed as a kids’ toy, we’re so sure even the adults would want to get their hands on this customizable, programmable, self-learning robot that works well both your Android and IOS device. You’ll be in awe of how smart this one is! Get it over at Amazon for $180.

Empower your buddies with the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker.

Gift your loved ones something that will be of great use in their fitness journey come 2018. The latest of its kind, the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker is the best companion anyone can have in tracking his/her health and fitness statistics. It tracks workouts, heart rate, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes, steps, and sleeping habits. Moreover, it can receive texts and calls and has a battery life of up to seven days. Available at Amazon.

Wow with the gift of travel. Pick out a destination from Lonely Planet’s “Best of 2018 Travel Top Countries” List.

More and more people have been preferring travel over acquiring material things. Trusted travel guide Lonely Planted recently came out with its highly anticipated annual list of recommended destinations, this time for 2018: Chile, South Korea, Portugal, Djibouti, New Zealand, Malta, Georgia, Mauritius, China, and South Africa. Pick out a country, book tickets, accommodations, and tours, and be prepared for shrieks of joy from your recipient. Check out exciting travel deals over at Expedia, Cheapoair, and Contiki, and get cash back as well when you shop via Piggy.

How can you not get the most important people in your life the Amazon Fire TV Stick?

Binge watching at its best! This much coveted gadget allows you to watch over 250,000 shows from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, among others, by just connecting it to your TV’s HDMI port. It’s also got Alexa voice control and over 7,000 apps and games. Available at Amazon.

 

 

More gift guides coming your way in the next days and weeks, so stay tuned!

 

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