Best trending gift ideas for 2024

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Ready for some Christmas magic? Great, because we're going to give you the joy of effortless gift shopping. We've explored this year's most popular products and compiled a list of trending gift ideas for 2023-2024. You'll find thoughtful options for your loved ones, family, colleagues, and friends, catering to budgets from $10 to $200. Let's start finding the perfect gifts!

What is the gifting trend in 2024 [+Survey]

First, let's agree that trends don't always align with what people truly wish for Christmas. That's why we'll delve into both these areas. 

This year, we're seeing a focus on technology and home comfort products. The wellness and self-care trend that emerged a few years ago also seems to be here to stay. But on top of it all is personalization. This time, we are not just giving gifts. We are showing care and connection.

On the flip side, extensive surveys reveal the most desired holiday gifts among US consumers. Topping the list is money, followed by gift cards and digital gift certificates, and then clothing. A similar trend is observed in the UK, with gift cards, money, and cosmetics being the favorites.

And what about anti-ideas? A recent survey shed light on the less favored gifts from last Christmas in the United States. Flowers, plants, and beauty products were among the least popular, especially among men. Women, on the other hand, disliked alcohol and health and fitness items.

Armed with this knowledge of market offerings and people's desires, let's explore some specific gift ideas that could make this holiday season memorable.

Trend #1. Popular gift card ideas

To compile this list, we've explored the most popular digital gift cards of the year and added a few of our own ideas.

Setapp Gift Card for tackling work and personal tasks on MacOS and iOS

Setapp Gift Card

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Gift Setapp

Starbucks Gift Card to brighten coffee aficionados' holiday season

Starbucks Gift Card

Gift Cards come in a range of values, from $5 to $100, with no expiry date. Cards issued in the US or Canada are accepted at most Starbucks locations in North America but may not be accepted in some European countries.

Gift Starbucks

Sephora Gift Card to treat your beauty enthusiast

Sephora Gift Card

Great for people who love exploring the world of cosmetics, skincare, fragrances, and more. Cards are available in different denominations up to $250 and never expire. But note that gift cards, including e-format ones, purchased in the United States or Canada are exclusively redeemable at locations or on websites within these countries.

Gift Sephora

Target Gift Card for the ultimate shopping experience

Target Gift Card

It provides access to various products, from clothing and electronics to groceries and home decor, anywhere in a Target store or on target.com. The denomination of gift cards varies from $5 to $500.

Gift Target

Disney Gift Card for anyone who adores the magic of Disney

Disney Gift Card

It's a never-expiring key to enchanting experiences, including theme park tickets, resort stays, merchandise, dining, and more across Disney locations. Available denominations range from $25 to $500.

Gift Disney

If you want more digital presents, we've got a guide on gift card trends here.

Trend #2. Gadgets for every occasion

Let's continue our Christmas 2024 trend list with gadgets for all occasions. Yes. Literally, for all occasions. And almost all of them are under $100.

  • Portable coffee maker. Your loved ones can brew and enjoy fresh coffee from the same mug, keeping their beverage hot for 3–4 hours. Coffee is brewed with a unique twist mechanism that creates vacuum pressure inside the mug.
  • 3-in-1 charger for Apple devices. Simultaneously charges iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch. It also serves as a phone holder.
  • Portable printer. The 2-pound device connects to a laptop or smartphone via cable or Bluetooth and quickly prints the files you need. No ink cartridges are required because the device uses thermal printing technology.
  • Rechargeable hand warmer. The cute device heats up to 131°F on both sides to keep your loved ones' hands warm. One charge provides 3–4 hours of warmth.
  • Digital picture frame. You and your loved ones can send pictures to this digital frame via Wi-Fi, SD card, or cable. A great way to share the latest photos with your parents or grandparents!
  • 4-port charger. This device can charge up to 4 devices at the same time. Fewer cluttered outlets and fewer cords – a win!
  • Portable food warmer. A stylish pot that plugs in and quickly heats food when you're at work, school, or on the go. Travel-friendly and leakproof.
  • Towel warmer. Why? Because it's more pleasing to dry yourself with a warm towel! You can also heat a blanket, bathrobe, or pajamas. And if you add special scented tablets, things will get a delicate aroma.

These gadgets are sure to bring comfort to the lives of your loved ones and put a smile on their faces. And that's what matters most during the holiday season, right?

Trend # 3. Unusual home decor and household items

No Christmas list is complete without household items. Here are trending gift ideas for home:

  • Flame air diffuser. It looks like a mini fireplace and creates the illusion of a real fire. In reality, it humidifies the air and diffuses your favorite fragrances.
  • Tripod drying rack. It is designed to dry clothes on hangers and folds into a compact unit that fits on a shelf.
  • Water-absorbing bath mat. As soon as you put your feet on it, it absorbs moisture but does not soak through and feels dry.
  • Desk water dispenser. Stylish and beautiful, it can live by the bedside and eliminates the need to go to the kitchen for a glass of water at night. 
  • Levitating moon lamp. A cute night light that glows in different colors and brightness levels and, of course, floats, looks like real magic.

These home decor items are more than just gifts. They're a way to add a touch of warmth and personality to any home.

Trend #4. Cozy staff

Get ready to find some strange things here, but oh, how they add to the festive mood!

  • USB-heated slippers. They heat from 98℉ to 140℉ and provide comfort on winter evenings. It's nice to know they can be washed in a washing machine.
  • Turtle pillow. Yes, this is literally a turtle suit that you dive into and enjoy feeling of being "in a shell". It works well as a pillow under your back when sitting. By the way, there are similar ladybugs pillows.
  • Hand-in-hand socks. The socks have hands, and the hands have magnets. When two people wearing these socks stand next to each other, the socks hold their hands. Isn't that the cutest thing you've seen today?
  • Pillow for snacks and cups. It also holds the remote control, glass, and everything else you need to keep at hand while binge-watching series. 
  • UGG slippers. Everyone seems to want them this winter. Well, they are warm, durable and cozy, so we are not surprised.

Each of these cozy gifts is a hug in the form of a present, ideal for making winter nights warmer and merrier.

Trend #5. Kitchen appliances and trinkets

This year's gift trends also include items for those who enjoy a well-equipped kitchen.

  • Foldable kettle. The travel kettle is powered by 110/220V and holds up to 600ml of water. It heats up in minutes and folds up into a compact unit.
  • All-in-one bakeware set. It includes cake and muffin pans, a cookie sheet, and a roasting pan. Best of all, the set is designed to fit together to form a compact box.
  • Glass rinser for kitchen sink. You turn the glass upside down, press it against the rinser, and nine powerful jets of water wash it away. Quick and easy.

For practical people, these things are a good choice.

Embrace the joy of giving and pick the right gifts with Setapp

Wrapping up our journey through the best trending gift ideas for 2024, we can conclude that the ultimate gift covers thoughtfulness, practicality, and a personal touch.

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But whether it's a thoughtful gadget, a cozy item for the home, or a versatile gift card, remember: the joy of giving is what truly captures the spirit of Christmas. Merry Christmas and happy gifting!

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