Holiday shopping can be stressful. Well, to be honest, that’s an understatement.
If you actually make it into a store, it’s typically packed, and then you run the risk of that extra special gift being out of stock or in the wrong color or size. If online shopping is your go-to plan, then you have to make sure that the gifts arrive well in advance and then quickly scramble to wrap them before the kids or your spouse goes snooping. But before you can even fumble through those challenges, you have to decide who do I really need to buy for and what will they really want?
There are nephews, nieces, neighbors and even cousin Eddie who you’re still not sure how you’re related to him. If you’re like us, you don’t get to see everyone as often as you would like, so picking out a gift that they will fall in love with is even more challenging.
However, if you’re working on a budget or just looking for a little extra something to toss under the tree, we’re here to help with some recommendations. Here’s our top picks:
That coffee lover in your life will love the new AUTOSEAL Transit Travel Mug. It’s basically a Ferrari for your coffee. Spill and leak proof? Check. Hot for up to 5 hours? Check. “Sneezeguard” to help protect the drinkspout if they’re a germaphobe? Check. This travel mug really does have it all and it’s under $25 bucks. Just go ahead and get it, you know they won’t be disappointed. You can find it here.
Do you have someone you have to buy a gift for whose second home is the gym? The AUTOSEAL Kangaroo’s “pouch” is perfect for holding keys, credit cards and gym cards, so the only thing they will have to worry about is staying hydrated…and not falling off the treadmill. This water bottle is currently on sale and under $12.
Have an upperclassman in the family that needs to keep a nice adult beverage cold for an extended period of time? (Well, let’s be realistic, it probably won’t be that long) The Ultimate Party Cup is perfect for keeping those drinks cold, whether they’re tailgating or have a long night of “studying” ahead of them. It will actually keep their drinks cold and their hands dry and warm for up to 8 hours. Bonus – it’s under $15.
To keep with the partying theme, grab a Pitcher Set and some Party Cups for the person who loves to host. Family get-togethers, friends over for dinner, kids’ birthdays- this is something that every host will come to enjoy. The AUTOSEAL Pitcher is designed to seal in delicious flavors and seal out odors that are chilling in the fridge. It also comes with an ice core so that drinks don’t become watered down. Add a fruit infuser to jazz any beverage.
It’s the wrong size. It’s the wrong color. Didn’t you know that hasn’t been cool for a month? Don’t worry about clothes shopping for tweens. Get them something that lets them stay hydrated without it falling out of style. We’ve got a whole slew of options, but we’d recommend starting with the AUTOSEAL Courtney Water Bottle. It’s spill-proof, has a clip to attach to a bag, and comes in a variety of tween approved colors. Not to mention, it’s under $12. Let someone else deal with clothes.
Not interested in getting another toy that will be tossed in the toy box? Then go for something both the kids and parents will love – a spill-proof, reusable kids water bottle. We recommend the AUTOSPOUT Gizmo Flip Kids bottle because it has a cool pop up spout and is 100% spill-proof (even when it’s left open). And the icing on the cake is that it’s under $10! Check it out here.
As always, use your best judgement and trust your instincts when you are perusing the selection. You don’t want to end up on anyone’s naughty list next year.