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by Jay Reeves |

Your Ultimate 2017 Christmas Gift List

christmas gift guideLooking for ideas for your Christmas shopping list? You’ve come to the right place.

But be forewarned: holiday gifting these days is not like it was 10 years ago – or even 10 minutes ago. For instance, instead of a Red Ryder BB Gun, modern kids want a NERF Rival MXVII-10K Nemesis Blaster. And it’s doubtful that in years past you found a Groomarang in your stocking.

Following are Top 20 gifts in three categories: (a) for your partner, (b) for your Secret Santa exchange and (c) for kids. Ho, Ho Ho!

Top 20 Gifts for Your Partner

  1. Purr-fect watch – Feline face and fur band
  2. Spill-proof wine glasses – Don’t ruin that special evening
  3. Message coffee mug – Says “ssh,” “almost” and “now you can speak”
  4. Mantra band – “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you know”
  5. Trendy candle – Smells almost too good to burn
  6. Shattered glass ceiling necklace – For the badass woman
  7. Work-to-gym bag – Goes with sneakers or heels
  8. Couch cozy wrap – Never goes out of style
  9. Glittery gold frame – Put your sweetheart behind glass
  10. Stacking rings – Dainty but with a personal touch
  11. Couples massage – Relax together
  12. Science tee – NASA on your chest
  13. Fidget cube – Better than the spinner
  14. Home shoe shine kit – Walk proud
  15. Sofa table – Perfect for beer, chips or laptop
  16. Back to the Future license plate – Outta Time
  17. Fido food delivery – For man’s best friend
  18. Emoji mug – Express yourself
  19. Groomarang – Beard grooming tool
  20. Stone bookends – Polished agate geode

Top 20 Secret Santa gifts under $25

  1. Stress doll – Designed to be slammed on your desk
  2. Iridescent planter – Shiny terrarium with cut glass
  3. Shimmering slipper – Glittery faux-leather with bow-tie
  4. Monogrammed pouch – Small enough for purse, large enough for essentials
  5. Love is Love dinnerware – Heart shaped in support of Human Rights Campaign
  6. Catnap eyemask – Five layers of handmade fabric
  7. Candy Cocktail – Wine-flavored gummy bears
  8. Bookworm socks – Printed with library card pattern
  9. Cactus de-clutterer – Western flora desk accessory
  10. Avocado grower – Mini-planter for your office
  11. Nailed It notes – For recognizing good deeds
  12. Taco holder- In the shape of a dinosaur
  13. Kitty case – Feline phone carrier
  14. High Five patch – For backpack or jeans
  15. Droid apron – Choose from C-3PO or R2-D2
  16. Pie Face – Ultimate ice-breaker game
  17. Hamilton mix-tape – For those who can’t make it to Broadway
  18. Farm-to-table cookbook – For the foodie in your life
  19. Watering can – Pours through elephant snout
  20. Inflatable cup holder – Looks like doughnut with sprinkles

Top 20 Toys

  1. Little Tikes 3-in-1 Sports Zone
  2. PAW Patrol Sea Patroller
  3. Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Extreme
  4. Fisher Price Shimmer and Shine Magical Genie Dream Palace
  5. Glimmies Glimtern
  6. Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery
  7. You and Me Baby So Sweet Nursery Doll
  8. Disney Pixar Coco Guitar
  9. Power Rangers Ninja Steel Lion Fortress Zord Action Figure
  10. Magic Fairy Princess Fern Wand
  11. Hatchimals Surprise – Pupadee
  12. Wow Wee Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey Toy
  13. Oonies
  14. Pikmi Pops Surprise
  15. Powerwheels Boomerang 12 volt Ride On
  16. Project McSmart Pixel Purse
  17. Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Console
  18. NERF Rival MXVII-10K Nemesis Blaster
  19. LOL Surprise Doll
  20. Fur Real Roaring Ivory – The Playful Tiger Pet





About the Author

Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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