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.
Ceramic Mug, $79.95, available at
For the friend who always brings the party...
A sparkly clutch that doubles as a wireless Bluetooth speaker.
Mini-Clutch Speaker, $199, available at
For the cat lover in your life...
A phone sticker pocket that stashes cards.
Embellished Cat Sticker Pocket, $28, available at
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.
Home Mini, $49, available at
For that friend who hates winter...
A colorful tablet and laptop sleeve to keep their mind on warmer days ahead.
Sleeve for Surface Pro and Surface Laptop, $74.99, available at
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.
Classic Leather Smart Glove, $110, available at
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.
Power Tassel Keychain, $50, available at
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
Riley Hybrid Smartwatch, $175, available at
For the roommate who is always rushed in the morning...
amazing hair dryer
now comes in an edgy new color.
Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399.99, available at
For your niece with aspirations of becoming a doctor...
An adorable, app integrated, teddy bear that she can take care of.
Parker Your Augmented Reality Bear, $59.99, available at
For your Star Wars obsessed cousin...
A clever kit for assembling their very own droid.
Droid Inventor Kit, $99.95, available at
For the gamer in your life...
A customizable Xbox controller that you can personalize with color (including ones for favorite NFL teams) and text.
Custom Xbox Controller, starting at $79.99, available at
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.
Carry-On, $225, available at
For the traveler with constant wanderlust...
A compact camera bag for wherever their travels take them.
The Bond Street, $139, available at
For the friend with a photography side hustle...
An annual Adobe Lightroom plan for making subtle, but important, edits to shots.
Lightroom CC Plan, $119.88 (year-long subscription), available at
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.
Gear Sport, $299.99, available at
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
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
TV 4K, $179, available at
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.
Eclipse Charger, $99.99, available at
For every nasty woman in your life...
A Lego NASA set to remind her what a star she is.
Ideas Women of Nasa 21312 Building Kit, $49.95, available at