As kids, assembling a holiday wish list can feel like a high stakes task. Think about it: This is the one time of the year (other than your birthday) when you can ask for
anything — within reason, of course.
As you get older, your wish list probably becomes shorter: It's less about quantity, and more about including the things you've wanted to indulge in, but haven't clicked to buy yet. If my headphones break or get lost during the year, I'll invest in a new pair, but if not, those gorgeous Beats I've been eyeing are going on the list. The same applies to many other new devices: The smartwatches, virtual assistant-enabled speakers, and clutches that double as sound systems.
Ahead, 21 treat-worthy gadgets to add to your own list, or wrap up for that lucky family member or friend.
For your coworker who's always freezing at the office... A smart mug that let's them set the temperature to keep tea or coffee hot. Ember Ceramic Mug, $79.95, available at Ember.
For the friend who always brings the party... A sparkly clutch that doubles as a wireless Bluetooth speaker. Stellé Mini-Clutch Speaker, $199, available at Stellé Audio.
For the cat lover in your life... A phone sticker pocket that stashes cards. Kate Spade Embellished Cat Sticker Pocket, $28, available at Kate Spade.
For the kitchen master (or aspiring kitchen master)... Recipe smarts from the Google Assistant packed into a speaker that won't take up too much precious counter space. Google Home Mini, $49, available at Google.
For that friend who hates winter... A colorful tablet and laptop sleeve to keep their mind on warmer days ahead. Marimekko Sleeve for Surface Pro and Surface Laptop, $74.99, available at Microsoft.
For the friend who didn't upgrade to iPhone X... Luxe leather gloves that will let them unlock their phone without sacrificing style or warmth. Ugg Classic Leather Smart Glove, $110, available at Ugg.
For the mom whose phone is always dying... A keychain with a built-in USB and iPhone cord so she can plug in and power up on the go. Rebecca Minkoff Power Tassel Keychain, $50, available at Rebecca Minkoff.
For the sister who doesn't want to sacrifice style for smarts... A playful, but stylish, take on the smartwatch, offering text notifications and a selfie button. Marc Jacobs Riley Hybrid Smartwatch, $175, available at Marc Jacobs.
For the roommate who is always rushed in the morning... An amazing hair dryer now comes in an edgy new color. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399.99, available at Dyson.
For your niece with aspirations of becoming a doctor... An adorable, app integrated, teddy bear that she can take care of. Seedling Parker Your Augmented Reality Bear, $59.99, available at Seedling.
For your Star Wars obsessed cousin... A clever kit for assembling their very own droid. littleBits Droid Inventor Kit, $99.95, available at littleBits.
For the gamer in your life... A customizable Xbox controller that you can personalize with color (including ones for favorite NFL teams) and text. Microsoft Custom Xbox Controller, starting at $79.99, available at Microsoft.
For the friend with ski trips in the calendar... Away's popular carry-on with a built-in charger, in a new, frosty-colored hue. Away Carry-On, $225, available at Away.
For the traveler with constant wanderlust... A compact camera bag for wherever their travels take them. Ona The Bond Street, $139, available at Ona Bags.
For the friend with a photography side hustle... An annual Adobe Lightroom plan for making subtle, but important, edits to shots. Adobe Lightroom CC Plan, $119.88 (year-long subscription), available at Adobe.
For the dad who's all about his gym game... A heart rate-tracking, water resistant smartwatch that he can also use to pay for groceries on the way home. Samsung Gear Sport, $299.99, available at Samsung.
For the person who never takes their earphones off... A pair of Beats with an impressive 12 hours of battery life. Beats by Dre Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones - Neighborhood Collection, $199.95, available at Apple.
For the techie with too many cables to count... A smart, compact way to keep everything organized. This Is Ground Tech Dopp Kit 2 (Mini), $199, available at This Is Ground.
For the streamer ready to take Netflix binges to the next level... A way to see every detail of Stranger Things in 4K. Apple TV 4K, $179, available at Apple.
For the household with too many gadgets and not enough plugs... A sleek charger with three ports to power up multiple devices at a time. Native Union Eclipse Charger, $99.99, available at Native Union.
For every nasty woman in your life... A Lego NASA set to remind her what a star she is. Lego Ideas Women of Nasa 21312 Building Kit, $49.95, available at Amazon.