23 Cool Christmas Gifts You’ll Want For Yourself (2020 Guide)

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Whether you are buying cool Christmas gifts for a teenage girl, gifts for your boyfriend, or even a dad – you should have a look at these cool Christmas gift ideas! Each year, the top Christmas gifts are often the cool ones that are on-trend – like things related to food and tech.

We like to think we have a good eye for cool gifts. Lisa bought Bruce a sleek leather wallet a few years ago and he absolutely loves it to this day. The thing that you have to remember when searching for cool Christmas gift ideas is to buy with your receiver in mind!

So, if you are looking for other gift guides, we’ve got tea lovers, foodies, dancers, gifts for moms, and coworkers covered! If you’re ready, let’s check out some of these cool Christmas gift ideas!

Cool Christmas Gifts

When creating this list full of Christmas present ideas, we tried to keep people in various age groups and with different interests in mind. At the same time, we also included Christmas gift ideas in various different price ranges so you don’t have to go over your budget for cool gifts!

“Escape Room” Subscription Box

This is quite a unique Christmas gift idea – and one that we absolutely love. With people spending so much time at home this year, an “Escape Room” subscription box might be the perfect gift!

Not only can the receiver play it in the comfort of their home, it can also bring more than one person joy since it can be played with multiple people.

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Escape The Crate Subscription Box
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Buddha Board

Are you looking to get someone a cool gift that might help them have some relaxing “me time”? Then have a look at this Buddha Board.

It’s not only for serious painters, it’s great for anyone who wants to try their hand at it and enjoys these types of activities. And the painting erases after a while so you don’t even have to be worried about anyone seeing it – in case that would be a concern!

The Original BUDDHA BOARD: Relaxing Water Painting with Bamboo Brush & Stand
$34.95
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Robot Vacuum Cleaner

For the best integration of science and technology, look no further than the RoboVac! Easy to use and such a time saver, this is definitely a cool gift to give. We love functional gifts and this definitely counts as one of them.

eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 11S (Slim), Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Super-Thin
$149.99
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Light Therapy Lamp

Looking for a cool alarm clock that does a bit more than just tell the time and wake you up? Why not consider a light therapy lamp? This is a super cool gadget that can be useful to those looking for a little addition to their sleep cycle.

Philips SmartSleep HF3520/60 Wake-Up Light Therapy Alarm Clock with Colored Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light, White
$123.52
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Home Brew Starter Set

For the beer lover in your life, the ultimate freedom is to be able to create your own at home. With simple home brewer kits, it has never been easier. Now you can get started crafting your passion and being able to consume the results!

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Northern Brewer - HomeBrewing Starter Set, Equipment and Recipe for 5 Gallon Batches
$89.99
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Soundwave Art

Trying to find a unique Christmas present with a lot of meaning? Think about getting some customized soundwave art!

Maybe you have a special song that means a lot to you and another person. You can have (parts of) this song transformed into art and give it to them as a gift. How cool is that?

Artblox Soundwave Art | Unique Personalized Customized Gifts
$49.95
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Smartpen

This is definitely a cool Christmas gift for any students, office workers, note-takers, or those who do a lot of writing: a smart pen and notebook. Now you can take real pen notes on paper and it’ll upload to apps on your computer or phone! What a time to be alive!

NEO SMARTPEN N2 Bluetooth Digital Pen
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Fishfinder

If you have to buy a gift for a fish fanatic, this is the gift for them. This Fishfinder by Garmin is definitely considered cool since it’ll give anyone a great edge in snagging a huge haul the next time they are on the lake or ocean!

Garmin 010-01550-00 Striker 4 with Transducer, 3.5" GPS Fishfinder with Chirp Traditional Transducer
$106.99
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3D-Pen Set

If you want a cool Christmas gift for kids that are into building and creating, a 3D pen might be a great gift. The ability to build things in real-time is something that might spark a lifetime of interest or even a future career.

3Doodler Start Essentials (2020) 3D Pen Set for Kids, Easy to Use, Learn from Home Art Activity Set
$47.24
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Floating Globe

Looking for a cool gift for someone that loves to travel and/or has an interest in the world? This magnetic levitation floating globe might be the perfect choice. It’s a piece of decor that is sure to spark many conversations and it’s fascinating to look at, too!

Magnetic Levitation Floating Globe with LED Light, Desk Gadget Decor, Fixture Floating Globes & Shade
$38.59
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Hot Sauce Kit

If you know someone who likes their food hot, why not get them their own hot sauce making kit so that they can experiment and reap all the rewards themselves? This great kit includes bottles for storage, recipes, and more!

Hot Sauce Kit (Makes 7 Lip Smacking Gourmet Bottles) Featuring Heirloom Peppers From 5th Generation Farmers, A Full Set Of Recipes, Storing Bottles & More!
$54.95 ($54.95 / Count)
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Mini Projector

Looking for a bigger screen for movie night, the big game, or just watching TV? An at-home mini-projector is definitely a cool Christmas gift that can bring people together through the enjoyment of watching something together! This one is also super versatile which is nice.

DBPOWER L21 LCD Video Projector, Full HD Mini Movie Projector with HDMIx2/USBx2/AV Ports
$129.99
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Portable Espresso Machine

For the coffee lovers in your life, why not get them their own portable espresso maker as a gift for Christmas? No more expensive coffee shops and waiting in line when you can grind your own and make it yourself on the spot! We’re big coffee fans so this one is right up our alley, too.

Wacaco Minipresso GR, Portable Espresso Machine
$48.90
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Smart Reusable Notebook

Sure, everyone can buy someone a notebook. However, does everyone have a reusable notebook? Now it’s possible! This handy notebook is great for quick notes and lists that you don’t need much after their usage. Great for the environment, too!

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Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook
$23.49
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LifeStraw Water Filter Bottle

Water bottles are undoubtedly handy. If you know a hiker, camper, or outdoor person and they need a gift, a water bottle with a filter might be a great addition to their gear!

LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle with 2-Stage Integrated Filter Straw
$27.96
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Frozen Yoghurt / Ice Cream Maker

Going out to buy ice cream can be an adventure – but so is making your own at home! This ice cream or frozen yogurt maker is a cool gift idea for the creative person in your life who spends loads of time creating in the kitchen.

Cuisinart 1.5 Quart Frozen Yogurt Ice cream maker, Qt, White
$69.95
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Sand Picture

Ever heard of a sand picture? Neither had we – until we found this super cool gift! This is great for art lovers and creative kids since the scene will basically always shift and be different when you turn it!

KB collection Small size "Aurora Borealis"
$79.95
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Scratch-Off Map

Know someone who is counting the countries they have visited? A scratch-off map can be a great gift for the people who want to keep track and display the places they have been to! This one also displays the flags which is also really cool.

Landmass Scratch Off Map Of The World - Black Scratch Off World Map Poster with Flags
$18.99
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Coffee Grinder

Another Christmas gift on this list that is functional is a coffee grinder. It’s great for the coffee lover in your life who is taking his or her coffee super seriously. Choosing the perfect grind size is key to great coffee – and with a grinder like this, it’s easy!

Sboly Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, Stainless Steel Adjustable Burr Mill with 19 Precise Grind Settings
$69.95
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Wilderness Survival Book

Another really cool gift for Christmas is the gift of outdoor knowledge in the form of a book. Get the outdoors person in your life a survival guide – it’s a gift that keeps on giving long after reading!

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
$10.39
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Indoor S’mores Maker

If the person you have in mind loves eating s’mores – but it’s way to cold outside where they live during the winter months – you could gift them an indoor s’mores maker. They might just think it’s the coolest gift – and it’s also one that can also bring the family together in a fun way!

Nostalgia Indoor Electric Stainless Steel S'mores Maker with 4 Compartment Trays
$19.99
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Bluetooth Beanie Hat

Have a music lover in your life? Maybe this Bluetooth beanie hat is right up their alley! Allowing you to listen to music while still keeping your ears and head warm, it’s definitely something to consider for music lovers in colder climates.

Upgraded Bluetooth Beanie Hat Headphones Wireless Headset Winter Music Speaker Hat
$29.91
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Tea Infuser Bottle

We think cool gifts are ones that are multi-purpose. Here’s a great example: a water bottle that is also a tea infuser and has a glass wall rated for both hot AND cold drinks. Is this the last water bottle ever needed? Maybe.

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Pure Zen Tea Tumbler with Infuser - BPA Free Double Wall Glass Travel Tea Mug with Stainless Steel Filter
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Things to Consider When Buying Cool Christmas Gifts

As we’ve briefly mentioned above, there are a few things to think about before you go out there and start buying the coolest gifts on the market. We talk about some of them below!

Price and Quality

Obviously, think about the price range you are aiming for when you are buying gifts. You might think buying a drone is cool – which it is – but they can be pricey.

If you don’t have the budget for a drone – or another tech gift that is more on the expensive side -, maybe choose a different type of gift.

With tech gifts especially, the quality can suffer if you opt for the cheaper “knock-off” version of the product. That’s not always the case, but it’s definitely something to keep in mind. Sometimes the coolest gift is a smaller one that goes with the person’s personality.

Affordable Cool Christmas Gifts

Affordable cool gifts come in lots of different shapes, sizes, and cater to various interests. These gifts are great if you want to buy for someone with a few different interests.

In this case, you could buy a few little gifts and then bundle them together to create a package deal of coolness! We love the indoor s’mores set idea – but maybe that’s just us!

Mid-Range Cool Christmas Gifts

Mid-range priced gifts are those gifts that are typically novelty or unique. You typically only need one and then you have it and use it for those special occasions like in the morning (coffee grinder) or to watch the big game or a home movie (mini-projector).

We watch quite a bit of Netflix so the mini-projector would really ramp up our movie night!

High-End Cool Christmas Gifts

Lastly, we come to the high-end cool gifts for this holiday season. The big one is definitely a robot vacuum cleaner or a light therapy lamp but there are plenty of other cool gifts out there that cater to different interests!

Some of these items are for a very specific interest (Fishfinder) but they can still be very useful, practical, and a cool gift that the person loves!

Purpose

The purpose of the gift is definitely related to a person’s personality. Think about the gift receiver, their hobbies, and their typical behavior. Then ask yourself these questions:

Will they use the gift you are buying for them? Do they need what you are buying? Is it useful and practical or more for decoration? These are buying factors to consider. 

A coffee grinder, for example, is awesome for someone who makes coffee at home each morning – but it wouldn’t be such a good gift for someone who doesn’t even like coffee. “Gift purpose” is pretty self-explanatory – but it is sometimes forgotten when it comes to gift buying.

And there you have it – just a handful of really cool Christmas gifts ideas for this holiday season. In the end, just think about who you are buying for, their interests, and your budget, and you should find something suitable!

As always, Stay Curious,
-B&L

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