Your 2020 holiday gift guide: EW's picks for the season's best presents
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, in the weirdest of years. The season of giving doesn't look the way we’re used to this time around, but we searched for the perfect presents for everyone in your life (virtual and otherwise) all the same. Let’s put the happy back in Happy Holidays.
Because your family has done all the puzzles.
Arcade1Up's Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Edition Arcade Cabinet
The pac, as they say, is back.
Lego the Mandalorian & Child
After your kids stream the entire second season of the Disney+ show, set them loose on this 295-piece Lego set. It totally counts as distance learning.
Cleverly designed to let kids control their own screen-free story time, this player is fun, educational — and helps parents get a sweet stretch of guilt-free peace.
$100, us.yotoplay.com (Use discount code EW10 for 10% off)
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
April Soderstrom Name Game Bracelet Kit
Tie-dye is so 2020; 2021 is going to be the year of the quarantine bracelet. This box offers personalized letter options so you can spell out exact sentiments, like WTF.
Spin Master Games M.A.S.H.
The kids’ future-predicting game returns with an update for the times (well, not these times but, like, the modern era). In this version, one might be publicly humiliated on the internet or marry Tom Brady.
$20, mashgame.com (Use discount code GETMASH20 for 20% off from 11/13 to 12/31 — cannot be combined with any other offer)
Monopoly Friends Edition
A board game that will really be there for you during long nights stuck at home. It might take forever to finish, but that’s a moo point. You can always quit and make fajitas!
Elmo is always a holiday favorite, and this year he's here to keep your little one safe and snuggly in bed. He even has a flashlight — just to be make sure there isn’t anything hiding in the dark.
$35, gund.com (Use discount code EWGUND for 20% off from 11/13 to 12/31, plus receive free shipping when you spend $50 or more)
2020 Hess Ambulance and Rescue Truck
The classic toy gets a 2020 upgrade with a set of first responder vehicles: an ambulance and a rescue truck. Tiny pots and pans to bang in their honor not included.
Funimation's 25th Anniversary Chrome Funko POP! Collection
The anime lover in your life will flip for this special edition collection.
Get Up, Stand Up Book
The famous Bob Marley song is adapted for the kiddos in this beautiful and important book.
The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game
Because self-care is the best care.
Royal Jelly Harlem Adult Face Mask
This holiday season, masks are the new socks: Everybody needs them and nobody wants to buy them. Royal Jelly Harlem, Meghan Markle’s preferred brand, offers reversible prints in seersucker, velvet, and something called “Prince of Wales tweed” for much-needed aesthetic variety.
$15–$39 each, royaljellyharlem.com (Buy 5 for the price of 4)
Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Multi-Palette Blockbuster
A wheel of (makeup) fortune, with 60 eyeshadows and 11 lip glosses, plus eyeliners, highlighters, blushes, and brushes. (Also, it's a steal!)
Hum by Colgate
Be the dentist you wish you could visit (or, in extreme cases, the dentist you wish someone in your life would visit); this electric toothbrush is too chic for anyone to take any real offense.
Olive & June Winter 2020 Collection
This DIY mani-pedi set has everything, including the Poppy, the brand’s signature hand-steadying polish handle. (Lockdown bonus: Flimsy faux flip-flops not required.)
GoopGLOW Glowing Skin Best-Sellers Kit
By Humankind Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
Encased in recyclable bottles from a carbon-neutral company, this sanitizer comes in scents like eucalyptus and grapefruit, triggering memories of spa days past.
3 for $15, byhumankind.com
SJP x Sunglass Hut
Everyone loves a Carrie Bradshaw moment, and Sarah Jessica Parker has you covered with her trendy line of shades.
Dashing Diva Magic Press 3-Piece Sets — Festive Favorites Holiday Trio
If your manicurist skills are not quite up to par, let this kit solve all of your holiday color woes.
Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask
This hair dye’s fit for a pandemic-induced identity crisis (the seven colors are temporary!), or for anyone not quite ready to venture into the salon for a professional touch-up.
$28 each, moroccanoil.com
Lele Sadoughi Mixed Shape Crystal Knotted Headband in Red Plaid
If you want to look chic for your daily Zoom meeting, we've got the perfect statement accessory for you (that all your fave celebs also happen to be rockin’!). This stunner is perfect for the holidays, but check out the site for more styles.
$35 and up, lelesadoughi.com
Briogeo Merry Multi-Masking Kit
This female, Black-owned beauty brand has re-released this limited edition fan favorite so you can show your hair a little TLC this holiday season.
Saie Have It All Box
"Saie hello" to this year-old, ethically sourced, clean beauty line that has quickly become a cult favorite among beauty influencers.
$165, saiehello.com (Get 25% off Nov. 23-30)
Because we all need to eat our feelings.
Rock Juice Starter Pack: Natural Wine 101
If terms like “pétillant naturel,” “biodynamic,” or “skin contact” sound too overwhelming, let this San Francisco-based natural-wine sommelier service do the curating for you with a health-conscious (kind of) six-pack, featuring a surprise combo of red, white, and orange wines.
NYC misses you, and this scrumptious spread from beloved deli Russ & Daughters will take you back there, at least until plane rides are a thing again. Missing another city’s food? Chances are Goldbelly’s got it covered, too.
Levain Bakery Cookies Four-Pack
Oversize and perfectly baked, this is the perfect gooey cookie — truly as delicious as it looks. The four-pack boasts classic flavors like Chocolate Chip Walnut and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip.