October 12, 2021

The best gifts of 2021

Getting started on your holiday shopping? If you're like many consumers, you're looking for gifts that will excite and delight recipients. To find the most popular items topping wish lists this year, here's a list spotlighting the best gifts of 2021.

A new Echo Device

Echo Show 10

Echo Show 10 HD

The newest Echo Show now features a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen and premium speaker with multidirectional sound, making it ideal for streaming and video calls. The device has upgraded security features, including multi-layer privacy controls and a built-in camera shutter. Also available at Kohl's.

An indispensable Dutch oven

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven

With durable cast iron construction, this Dutch oven is ideal for slow-cooking, braising and roasting. It features Le Creuset's signature colorful enamel, which also happens to be shock- and chip-resistant. Also available at Bed Bath & Beyond.

An Apple TV streaming device

2021 Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K Streaming Device

This streaming device is powered by Apple's A12 Bionic chip, which gives audio, video and graphics a cinema-quality boost. It comes with an all-new Siri-enabled remote that offers seamless hands-free navigation.

A cozy weighted blanket

Bearaby Cotton Napper

Bearaby Cotton Napper

Bearaby’s weighted blankets are made of layers of organic cotton knitted together in a chunky, cozy weave. Given its unique design and texture, it's an attractive accessory that complements most decor.

A powerful DIY device

Cricut Maker 3

Cricut Maker 3

The Cricut Maker 3 has 10 times the cutting force and twice the power compared to the previous model. It's designed to cut through more than 300 material types, making it a versatile addition to any arts and crafts arsenal.

A new Apple iPad

Apple ipad pro

Apple iPad Pro

Apple's latest iPad Pro offers high-quality picture and video experiences with a Liquid Retina display, 12MP wide camera and ultra-fast Wi-Fi. The device is powered by a speedy M1 chip that delivers premium mobile gaming experiences.

An all-in-one blender

Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender-Food Processor

Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender/Food Processor

This all-in-one kitchen system covers most needs, whether it's pulverizing ice or chopping up ingredients for homemade nut butter. The device also comes with Nutri Ninja Cups and blade attachment for easy single-serve blending. Also available at Macy's.

An indoor garden

aerogarden

AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden

When cultivating an outdoor garden isn't an option, AeroGarden is the next-best solution. This model grows up to six plants at a time and comes with a seed pod starter kit featuring popular herbs like parsley and dill.  Also available at Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond and Home Depot.

A set of adjustable dumbbells

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

These Bowflex dumbbells let users select weights between 5 to 52.5 pounds with the click of a dial. While they're space-savvy and cheaper than other weight sets, they have rugged construction and deliver a gym-quality lifting experience. Also available at Dick's Sporting Goods and Bowflex.

An upgraded Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle paperwhite

All-New Kindle Paperwhite

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite now features an adjustable warm light that is easier on the eyes than previous models. It also has an upgraded display, thinner borders and 20% faster page turns for more enjoyable reading experiences.

A deluxe power tools set

BLACK+DECKER 12V MAX Drill & Home Tool Kit

BLACK + DECKER 12V Drill and Home Tool Kit

Made by a trusted brand, this tool kit includes everything you need to take on DIY and home improvement projects. The 12V drill features an updated design that is 35% more compact, and many users agree it's lighter and more comfortable to hold. Also available at Home Depot.

An automatic espresso machine

De'Longhi Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso & Coffee Machine

De'Longhi Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso & Coffee Machine

With 13 adjustable settings, it's easy to pull rich, full-bodied espresso drinks with this De'Longhi model. It's equipped with memory settings and a manual frother so users can fully personalize brews, whether they're making simple lattes or custom cappuccinos. 

A handheld gaming system

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite is optimized for on-the-go gaming with a lightweight, uni-body design. The gaming system is compatible with all Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode, such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

An interactive pet camera

Furbo Full HD Wifi Dog Treat Dispenser & Camera

Furbo

Connect with Fido when you're away from home with help from this best-selling interactive pet camera. Not only can you see and talk to your dog, the device will toss them treats on your command. 

 

Jennifer Manfrin is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. 

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