Cool Christmas Gift Ideas For (Almost) Everyone in 2018

Christmas Gift IdeasIf you’re anything like us, you find yourself in the same situation every year…

It’s just a few weeks (or even days!) (or even hours?) before Christmas.

You have a list full of people for whom you’d love to purchase awesome and unique gifts, but you’re running low on Christmas gift ideas.

Maybe you’re even totally out of ideas for Christmas gifts.

You realize now that the ferret you bought for your friend last year ended up creating a rift when it chewed through her drapes.

And you’re almost out of your stash of individually wrapped beef jerky sticks in the center console, so that’s out for stocking stuffers.

It’s totally understandable.

I mean, what do you get for the person who has everything?

And what’s an appropriate gift for your aunt’s cat?

These are important questions with time-sensitive answers.

Don’t fear!

We’ve searched high and low to find some of the best and coolest Christmas gifts to make it easy to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

At The Money Mix, we believe giving is better than receiving.

So, we scoured The FIRE Engine and Google to provide you a comprehensive guide of cool Christmas gift ideas.

The list we came up with includes Christmas gifts, gifts for men, gifts for her, gifts for kids, gifts for dad, and gifts for mom.

It also includes gifts for family, gifts for friends, gifts for coworkers, homemade gifts, eco-friendly gifts, frugal gifts, pet gifts, giving money for Christmas, and even gifts for the person who has everything.

In our quest, we also came across some awesome posts from The Feeds about ways to give back during the holidays, ways to make money for Christmas, ways to teach kids about money and giving at Christmas, ways to avoid holiday overspending and Christmas debt, and about holiday deals.

It was a lot of fun pulling this mashup post of holiday gift ideas together just in time for the holiday season.

The light-hearted post includes a very diverse set of authors, including several of the Money Heroes who have been featured on The Money Jukebox.

It also features some of the top lifestyle and magazine sites that put together great ideas for holiday gifts year after year.

It’s an honor to share it with you, and we hope you enjoy the post and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Gifts For Anyone

The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 36 Gift Ideas That Would Impress Even Me | THE LUXE STRATEGIST

I’m a gift giver’s worst nightmare. About eight years ago, I asked people to stop buying for me. The reasons were well-intentioned: “I already have everything that I need.” “If I want something, I’m fortunate enough that I can just buy it myself.”

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Awesome Gift Giving Guide For Everyone in Your Life – Partners in Fire

Hey folks! Transparency Disclosure- Some of the links in this gift giving guide are affiliate links. That means I’ll receive a small commission if you decide to click on it and buy something. Don’t worry, it doesn’t cost you anything extra! It’s the holiday season!

2018 Hot List: 500+ Most Unique Christmas Gift Ideas of the Year

Christmas is literally the best time of the year. The food. The tree. And oh yeah, the presents! Without good gift ideas, the holidays can be a stressful, anxiety-inducing nightmare. For Christmas 2018- Kick up your feet, grab a mug of tea, browse from our 500+ unique gift ideas and enjoy.

10 Easy Gifts For When You Have No Clue What To Buy

You probably have that one person in your life who is impossible to buy presents for. Maybe they’re a wonderful person, but they’re well enough off that whenever they want something, they just buy it. Maybe they’re super particular about things in a way that you can’t grasp.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: For When You Don’t Want To Buy People ‘Stuff’ | Tiny Ambitions

I hate to admit it, but I’m the ‘buying presents on Christmas eve’ type of gift giver. Like I’ve shared before though, I’m not against gift-giving as a concept. If you love waking up to presents under a tree on Christmas – keep wrapping. I’m not here to take your presents away from you, or …

Cheap Christmas Gifts: 10 Ways to Save Money on Christmas This Year

Follow as many of these ways to get cheap Christmas gifts as possible and it will help make it through the season. Do as much as you can for your family but always remember that saving money on Christmas gifts can be done without making a dent in the joy that comes with the Christmas season.


Gifts For Men

47 Can’t-Miss Gifts for the Man in Your Life

Whether for your shopping for a friend, brother, or husband, Esquire picked the top gifts every man will want.

70 Perfect Gifts for the Guys in Your Life

This is the wish list he forgot to make. Here you’ll find fun yet practical gift ideas that will surprise the man who has everything.


Gifts For Her

35 Gift Ideas for Every Woman in Your Life

No more stress when shopping for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Anything Day. Grab one of these unique must-haves and she’ll know you get her.

25 amazing gifts that women actually want

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.


Gifts For Kids

Need some great kids gifts under $10?

Kids gifts have gotten expensive, luckily there are still some gems you can get when you know where to look. Here are 10 gift ideas under $10 for kids that will have them going “YES!”.

13 Best Paw Patrol Christmas Gifts on Amazon 2018

If your kid is anything like mine, he or she is in love with Paw Patrol. I can’t count the number of times my son has told me that I was calling Chase, Marshall, and vice versa. For kids, the Paw Patrol team is like family, so why not make your favorite kid’s day with a Paw Patrol holiday gift?

How To Choose The Best Waldorf Toys For Christmas – Baby Boomer Super Saver

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Have you ever noticed that an expensive toy with all the bells and whistles was played with less by your child than the box the toy came in? Do you wonder which toys will foster the imagination?


Christmas Gifts For Dad

The 54 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Dad

Gifts for dads who are Dylan fans, coffee fiends, and more. Photo: Courtesy of the retailers Just as with moms, there’s no one type of dad. There are golf dads and design dads and lazy dads, among so many other kinds.

51 Great Gifts for Every Dad

Consider the upcoming holidays your time to give Dad something thoughtful-and cool. Whether he’s into great coffee, old whiskey, or making the most out of his home, here are plenty of gifts to make his day.


Christmas Gifts For Mom

35 gift ideas for mom that she’ll really love … and actually use

When we release our 2018 gift guides, we make sure all prices are current. But, prices change frequently (yay, deals!), so there’s a chance the prices are now different than they were the day of publication. Finding the perfect gift for mom is a challenge!

Holiday Gifts That Show How Much You Appreciate Your Mom

Show your mom how much you appreciate her by putting one of these heartfelt, thoughtful, and useful holiday gifts under her Christmas tree.


Gifts For Family

Meaningful Gift Ideas For Friends And Family 2018

This time of year presents an opportunity for us to consider friends and family, and give gifts that are meaningful. Gifts should be a personal thing, and some thought applied makes it more special. There is nothing worse than giving gifts just for the sake of it.

40 Family Gifts That Will Surprise and Delight All Ages

Save your credit card bill-and your sanity-by giving these big-group gifts that will knock an entire family or couple off all at once.


Gifts For Friends

Holiday Gifts for Your Work at Home Friend

This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and purchase something using my links, I receive a small commission. You can click here to read my disclosure policy ? Thank you! Since becoming self-employed and working from home, I’ve realized a couple of things: 1) it can be lonely.

The 48 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Best Friend

Photo: Courtesy of the retailer. Whether your best friend is a book lover, a home cook, or a skincare junkie, you’re probably starting to stress out about finding them a unique holiday gift this year.


Gifts For Coworkers

Guide: The Best 2018 Holiday Gifts Work-from-Home Employees Will Love

It’s that time of year again, when you find yourself asking the same question: what holiday gifts should I give my remote employees this year? From work holiday parties and secret Santa gift exchanges to personal gift shopping and holiday travel, it’s a lot to juggle.

17 Useful Christmas Gift Ideas For Firefighters

Happy Holidays everyone! It’s our favorite time of the year over here at Five Alarm Finance. Although, it can get a little stressful trying to find the perfect gifts for friends and family. Especially if that person is a firefighter.


Homemade Gifts

10 Best Homemade Gifts For Christmas – No Cooking Required!

If you’re like me and not a brilliant cook who can rustle up little delicacies to give as beautiful gifts, what gifts can you make that don’t involve cooking? What are the best homemade gifts for Christmas you can make that don’t cost a fortune in materials and don’t involve intricate kitchen skills?

20 Inexpensive Homemade Gift Ideas

Need some practical DIY gifts? There are affiliate links in this post – please read my full disclosure policy. This collection of homemade gift ideas are inexpensive and easy to make! Perfect for Christmas or any occasion!


Eco-Friendly Gifts

Perfect Eco Friendly Gifts You Need Now – Saving Cents

We all know that someone who’s trying to live that natural greener lifestyle (me!). Whether you’re shopping for someone who is newly green (aka eco friendly) or someone who makes it their life’s mission to be as green as possible, these gifts will be a hit!

Top 11 Eco-Friendly Green Gift Ideas that Are Unique & Cheap

Green gifts have a great reputation for being clever and unique, and they help you lower your carbon footprint while encouraging others to change their habits too. But they often get a bad rap for being expensive and hard to find, and it’s tough to know if your recipients will love green products as much as you do.


Frugal Gifts

50 Great Frugal Christmas Gifts Under $50 This Holiday Season

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. There we have it! 50 great frugal Christmas gifts under $50 and a little something for everyone on your list this Holiday season. Lots of options, lots of great gifts to make the people on your list happy (hopefully).

50 Frugal Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

In our house, the Christmas stockings are usually the last presents to get unwrapped. But that doesn’t make them afterthoughts. Believe it or not, sometimes the children’s favorite gifts are found in their stockings! And I’ll never forget Jeri’s face when she pulled a gigantic Peppermint Patty out of her stocking a dew years ago!

Affordable Holiday Gifts Under $30

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Personal Finance Gifts

Personal Finance Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Looking for gift ideas for your friends and family? Why not give personal finance gifts? Below is a list of personal finance gifts that will fit everyone on your list.

7 Personal Finance Gift Ideas for the PF Enthusiast

Do you have a personal finance lover in your life but you’re not quite sure what to get him? Are you a personal finance enthusiast but don’t know what to ask for? Or maybe you have children or teens and you want to give them a gift that will help them in the future.


Pet Gifts

Adorable Pet Gifts to Give Your Furry Companion This Christmas

Thank your furry friends for being such cuddly companions with these holiday gifts pets will love.

35 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for the Preppiest of Pets

Does your pet really need a luxury dog bed or perfectly festive holiday sweater? Probably not. But on Christmas, even your pet (or should we say especially your pet) deserves the most lavish of gifts. Here, we’ve rounded up our all-time favorite gifts to treat your dog or cat this holiday season.


Gifts For The Person Who Has Everything

7 Christmas Gift Ideas for People Who Don’t Need Anything – Femme Cents

I’m disclosing that this post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer here.I love trying to pick out Christmas gifts to people. But some people are just hard to shop for! When giving gifts to people. I try to avoid getting people junk they won’t use.

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

Anyone who has lived on the margin has likely felt the anxiety that comes with having just about enough to get by. That’s why I’d like to suggest a holiday present that can make a short- or long-term difference in someone’s life — the gift of breathing room.

19 Gifts That Literally Everyone Will Want

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI – prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.


Stocking Stuffers

Best Stocking Stuffers – Your Last Minute Perfect Gifts

You have grand plans to be organised every Christmas and then you get to December and feel like you are behind with everything. When you’re buying for family you can often concentrate on the main presents, making sure everyone has lovely presents to open on Christmas Day.


Giving Money For Christmas

Fun ways to give money for Christmas – family budgeting

Are you looking for fun ways to give money for Christamas Sometimes the best gift you can give to someone is extra money to help them handle the things they need. Sometimes you just don’t have time to get out and finish your shopping and cash is the best gift you can give to make your life easier.

17 Insanely Clever, Possibly Annoying Ways to Give Money

While nearly everyone appreciates a cash gift, giving cash always comes off as a little boring. A card in an envelope… everyone knows what’s there. Moolah. You don’t want the recipient to think you forgot about their special day and just hit up the dollar store and an ATM on the way to the party.


Ways To Give Back During The Holidays

7 Ways to Bless Someone and Give Back This Holiday Season | My Debt Epiphany

Tis the season! The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate life and enjoy ourselves. While we can get distracted by picking the perfect gifts and decorating, it is also a great time to give back. The holidays are a difficult time for those who have been struggling, whether it is financially or with their health.

How To Give To Others On Any Budget – Mama Fish Saves

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click & make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you! For more information, read my full disclosure policy. Are you entering the season of giving telling yourself you just can’t afford to give this year?


Ways To Make Money For Christmas

7 Super Easy Ways To Earn Extra Money For Christmas

The holidays are approaching fast and hopefully you’ve been setting money aside throughout the year to cover the costs of gifts, decorations, and other Christmas expenses. If not, don’t worry. You still have some time left to sock a little money away. In today’s article you’ll discover 7 super easy ways anyone can earn extra money for Christmas.

40 Ways to Make Money for Christmas

In just a few short months we will be celebrating one of the most festive, yet often stressful, holidays of the year – Christmas. This time of year isn’t just stressful because of gift giving, but you may find yourself in need of additional funds for taxes, increased utility bills due to the cold weather or children’s school activities.


Teaching Kids About Money and Giving At Christmas

How to Use the 4 Gift Rule With Kids This Holiday Season – Single Moms Income

The holiday season is already upon us. Do you feel prepared? If you have kids, you’ll likely feel a lot more pressure to have enough money for certain gifts and experiences. The average family spends nearly $1000 during the holiday season on their families gifts.

15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money

Raising Money Smart Kids If you don’t teach your kids how to manage money, somebody else will. And that’s not a risk you want to take! We’ll show you how to give your kids the head start you wish you had and set them up to win with money at any age.


Holiday Overspending

Holiday Gifting: The Temptation to Overspend at the Last Minute

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, right? If you are anything like me you’ve done one of two things by this time of the holiday season. You’ve either: completed your gift shopping but are still interested in being out with the crowds (people watching is so much fun this time of year!), tempted to buy something a little more or a little better…OR…

71% of Consumers Make This Holiday Shopping Mistake. Don’t Be One of Them

A shopping hangover is almost as bad as a real, alcohol-induced one. I avoid stepping into a mall during the holidays because everything is cast in this glittery, “come and buy me” light. I too often get carried away buying presents for friends and family.

How to Have Yourself a Minimalist Little Christmas

Minimalism as a counter-cultural movement has been increasing in recent years. Perhaps you’ve jumped on the minimalist bandwagon and are happily downsizing, reducing your consumerism, and creating less waste – all of which gift you with more time and energy to enjoy the most meaningful things in life.


Debt Free Christmas

Christmas Debt and the January Blues – HOUSEOFFI.COM

One way our family has opted to keep our Christmas budget under control, especially since adopting all the boys, is to do the 4-Gift Christmas Challenge. The Challenge is simple…for each child, we purchase something they Want, something they Need, something to Wear and something to Read.

How to Have a Debt Free Christmas – The 4-Gift Christmas Challenge

One way our family has opted to keep our Christmas budget under control, especially since adopting all the boys, is to do the 4-Gift Christmas Challenge. The Challenge is simple…for each child, we purchase something they Want, something they Need, something to Wear and something to Read.

Christmas Deals

These Retailers Offer Free Gift Wrapping on Holiday Gifts – Super Saving Tips

Picture it, you and your beautifully wrapped holiday gifts, the family Christmas tree all trimmed, and your fireplace glowing with holiday cheer and warmth as you sit in your favorite easy chair sipping a cup of hot cocoa. Sounds like such a great way to enjoy an evening as you get ready to enjoy special family traditions.

Grateful for Online Shopping and Free Shipping – Blogging Away Debt

Christmas is rushing up on me and I am nowhere near ready. I cannot believe it’s just two weeks away. How about you, are you ready? I am really enjoying a slower pace of life. And a set routine as we approach the end of of the school semester.

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