The AFPL Holiday Gift Guide 2023

The latest addition to Apple’s iPhone lineup, it’s powered by the A17 chip, features a 5x optical zoom, titanium enclosure, and USB-C charging.

Buy from Apple | Best Buy | Target | Walmart

A high-performance Android phone designed for gamers. Features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, the advanced GameCool 7 thermal system, and RGB lighting effects.

Buy from Asus | Amazon | Target

The Insta360 Flow functions as a selfie stick, mobile gimbal, power bank, and tripod. It features an AI-powered tracking and image stabilization system and is compatible with both Android and iOS.

Buy from Insta360 | Amazon | Apple | Best Buy

The Anker Portable Magsafe battery provides on the go power for newer model iPhones and comes in a variety of colors.

Buy from Anker | Amazon

The Kodak Step Wireless Mini Printer allows users to print photos directly from the phones and doesn’t require ink.

Buy from Amazon | HSN | Walmart

Watch movies on a larger screen or get a better look at fine print with this appealing styled, wood-crafted phone magnifier.

Buy from Amazon

This modular laptop gives you full control over your device. You can either build it yourself or choose a pre-built machine, available with Intel or AMD processors. The modular design allows you to replace any part or upgrade key components with ease.

Buy from Framework

A powerful laptop designed for creators that features a secondary 4K display to aid with multitasking and creative workflows. Powered by up to an Intel Core i9 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU.

Buy from Amazon | B&H Photo

Get PC gaming on the go with these powerful machines.

Steam Deck OLED: Buy from Steam

ASUS ROG Ally: Buy from Amazon | Best Buy

The LG StandbyMe Go is a portable 27″ smart TV featuring a rotatable touch screen, briefcase design, powerful speakers, and up to 3 hours of battery life.

Buy from LG | B&H Photo | Best Buy

The Amazon Echo Show 15 puts an Alexa display on your wall and can function as a digital picture frame and FireTV to watch your favorite streaming services.

Buy from Amazon | Kohl’s

Smart lights can be used to add fun and color to any room.

Govee LED Strip Light M1: Buy from Govee | Amazon

Govee Glide Wall Light: Buy from Govee | Amazon

Nanoleaf Shapes Triangles: Buy from Amazon | Best Buy | Crutchfield | Lightology

These will be the games that players are asking for this Holiday Season.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: Buy from Amazon | GameStop | HSN | Walmart

Super Mario Bros. Wonder: Buy from Amazon | GameStop | HSN | Macy’s | Target

Starfield: Buy from Amazon | QVC | Target | Walmart

A gift subscription to The Criterion Channel should make your favorite cinephile happy, while a year long pass to the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall will delight classical music lovers.

The Criterion Channel: Buy from The Criterion Channel

Digital Concert Hall: Buy from Berliner Philharmoniker

This turntable comes with a Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge and features an acrylic platter, speed motor control, wood plinth, and vibration isolating feet among other features.

Buy from Fluance | Amazon

A record player isn’t any use without some vinyl. Here are a few of the year’s top releases.

Barbie: The Album: Buy from Amazon | JC Penney | Walmart

1989 (Taylor’s Version): Buy from Taylor Swift Store | Amazon | Target

Hackney Diamonds: Buy from Rolling Stones Store | Amazon | Target

20 Years Armada Music: Buy from Armada Music

The Cruz Blendercap fits on top of most water bottles and instantly turns them into an on-the-go blender.

Buy from Cruz

The Dash My Mug Ice Cream Maker allows you to quickly make a single serving of delicious ice cream. Available with 1 or 2 mugs.

Buy from Amazon | Belk | Kohl’s

Le Creuset’s stylish London mugs are come in a set of 6 and are available in a variety of colors.

Buy from Le Creuset | Amazon | Wayfair

A versatile all-purpose food smoker that comes with everything you need to get started. The kit includes a smoking gun, flexible hose, disk lid, 7 flavors of wood chips, 4 AA batteries, an extra mesh set, and a cleaning brush. Perfect for adding a smoky flavor to your favorite foods and drinks.

Buy from Homia | Amazon

Stylish aluminum cookware available in a variety of colors and finishes.

Buy from Caraway | Amazon | Target

Hand-painted, flavor-forward chocolates made from high quality ingredients like exotic purées, rare teas, spices, premium nuts, and Cacao Barry chocolate couvertures.

Buy from Melissa Coppel

The Loisa Flavor Trio is a pack of 3 organic seasonings that are perfect for adding flavor to your favorite dishes. Includes Organic Sazón, Organic Adobo, and Sofrito Classic Cooking Sauce.

Buy from Loisa | Amazon

Farmsteady’s Fermented Hot Sauce Kit allows you to make your own hot sauce at home. It includes a 1/2 gallon glass fermenting jar, glass fermentation weight, lid with airlock, and kosher salt, along with recipes to get you started.

Buy from Farmsteady

Graza’s Olive Oil set features the company’s chef favorite olive oils, “Sizzle” for cooking and “Drizzle” for dipping.

Buy from Graza | 177 Milk Street

Small appliance maker Dash’s dog treat maker lets you quickly and easily whip up special snacks for your pooch. It can make up to 8 treats at a time and comes with a handy recipe guide.

Buy from Dash | Amazon | Belk | Macy’s | QVC

British clothing mainstay Barbour’s luxurious pet bed will let your dog relax in comfort and style.

Buy from Macy’s

Picked by Wirecutter as the best in-home air purifier.

Buy from Coway | Amazon | The Home Depot

Keep things interesting with this fun poster featuring 100 great date ideas for couples to work their way through.

Buy from Amazon

Candles don’t need to be boring. British Colour Standard and Dusen Dusen bring fun colors and shapes to your home, while Moma’s rechargeable Lighthouse Lamp can help to guide you through the dark.

Striped Candles: Buy from British Colour Standard

Taper Candles: Buy from Dusen Dusen | Amazon | Areaware

Lighthouse Lamp: Buy from MoMA

This smart bird feeder will send you photos and video clips of the various feathered visitors that stop by for a bite. In the app you can also see footage from other owners who want to share what they’ve captured.

Buy from Bird Buddy | Amazon | Best Buy

A countertop composting system that helps reduce waste by transforming food waste into nutrient-rich plant food in as little as 4 hours. The Lomi Bloom uses heat, abrasion, and oxygen to speed up the process and features hassle-free cleaning.

Buy from Lomi | Amazon

Iconic London’s Mini Glow Icons set features their trendy Illuminator cream and illuminating spray.

Buy from Iconic London | Anthropologie | Ulta Beauty

Luxury nail colors by Hermès and Christian Louboutin make for great stocking stuffers.

Hermès: Buy from Bergdorf Goodman | Nordstrom | Sak’s Fifth Avenue

Christina Louboutin: Buy from Christian Louboutin | Neiman Marcus | Nordstrom

Who doesn’t love jewelry? Tiffany’s sterling silver Interlocking Circles Pendant will look good with any outfit.

Buy from Tiffany

Automatic Gold’s custom letter ring provides a personal touch to your look.

Buy from Automatic Gold

Haricot Vert’s Pick & Mix dangle lets you design your own earrings from a large variety of fun pieces.

Buy from Haricot Vert

One of the year’s hottest items. Can be used as a tote for shopping or a purse. Features multiple compartments, zip top, and attachable shoulder strap and comes in a variety of colors and materials across 3 sizes.

Buy from Marc Jacobs | Amazon | Bloomingdale’s | Neiman Marcus | Nordstrom

The Carry-On Closet by Solgaard is a suitcase that features a built-in 5 shelf closet to keep you organized anywhere in a durable polycarbonate shell. Additional features include frictionless wheels, a TSA-approved lock, and a lifetime warranty.

Buy from Solgaard

Ovener’s silicone luggage tag is an easy to use way to keep track of your bags, in a variety of colors.

Buy from Amazon

Lodge’s cast iron Chuckwagon dinner bell makes for charming decor and a fun way to get everyone to the table.

Buy from Lodge | Amazon | Bass Pro Shops | Cabela’s

The Ultimate Collection from Aromatherapy Associates features their most popular bath and shower oils.

Buy from Aromatherapy Associates | Amazon | Sak’s Fifth Avenue

The Mini Round Eternity Rose from Venus et Fleur is a beautiful flower in a stylish box. Available in several colors, it will last a year or longer with minimal effort and no watering.

Buy from Venus et Fleur | Sak’s Fifth Avenue

Custom goods company Baublebar’s On Repeat blanket will give a personal touch to any room.

Buy from Baublebar

Pieces from one of the year’s trendiest clothing labels will make any fashionable giftees very happy this December!

Buy from Fear of God | Mr. Porter | Nordstrom | SSENSE

Available for both men and women and in a host of colors, this affordable cashmere sweater is comfortable and stylish.

Buy from Naadam

A membership in the Book of the Month club allows recipients to pick from several different hardback books each month.

Buy from Book of the Month

Let someone make a donation to their favorite charity with these gift cards, available in a variety of formats and highly customizable.

Buy from Tisbest

Give a relaxing getaway this season. This luxurious resort is on the secluded Punta Nizuc and offers panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool, private dock, and spa along with 6 on-site restaurants.

Buy from Nizuc

A reusable pen and paper notebook that connects to the cloud using your mobile device. Includes 42 pages with 7 different templates it allows users to write, scan, and then erase their pages using water. The free app uses computer vision to send notes to the cloud service of your choice.

Buy from Rocketbook | Amazon | Target | Walmart

The Craighill Closed Helix Keyring is an easier way to keep your keys organized.

Buy from Craighill | Nordstrom

Tekton’s Everybit Tech Rescue Kit features all the tools any DIY-techie will need.

Buy from Tekton | Amazon | The Home Depot | Walmart

The Interlocken Push Pull Weeder by Wolf-Garten uses a two-sided serrated blade that cuts weeds faster and more efficiently. The convex blade rolls the soil as you weed, making them easier to remove from soil. It works with any Wolf-Garten Interlocken handle, which is sold separately.

Buy from Wolf-Garten | Amazon

Get into shape with this compact home exercise machine.

Buy from Sunny Health & Fitness | Amazon | Bed Bath & Beyond

This kit includes 2 USA Pickleball Association approved paddles, 2 pickleballs, and 2 sweatbands. The paddles are made with a polymer honeycomb core that is both lightweight and powerful. Pick from 4 different paddle designs.

Buy from Nettie | Amazon

Movie lovers, crossword aficionados, or fans of indie studio A24 will adore this gift.

Buy from A24

The Moth presents A Game of Storytelling features 100 themes and 300 additional prompts that use true stories to encourage lively conversations, spark creativity, and improve public speaking abilities and can be played in multiple ways.

Buy from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Uncommon Goods

In the Concept party game, players attempt to silently convey concepts such as “dinosaur” or “Eiffel Tower” using a game board covered in icons. Made for players aged 10 and up.

Buy from Amazon

Stylish and waterproof, these plastic playing cards are a great stocking stuffer.

Buy from Amazon

Lego Ideas always puts out interesting sets, like this moving typewriter and a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night painting. Fun to build and appealing to display.

Typewriter: Buy from Lego | Amazon | Target

Starry Night: Buy from Lego | Amazon | Walmart

A fun and unique fidget toy that begins as a cube but can be folded into over 70 shapes. For ages 8 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Walmart

The Fox in the Forest is a 2 player trick-taking game set in a fairy tale world featuring beautifully illustrated cards. For players aged 10 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Macy’s

Created by a 7-year-old, the Taco vs. Burrito card game tasks players with building the weirdest, wildest meal possible with tacos and burritos. For players aged 6 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Target

In Toil & Troublez, players seek to acquire magical talismans, create collections, and gain points. For players aged 7 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Grandpa Beck’s Games

This unique, open-ended toy is designed to arouse curiosity, engage the imagination, and playfully train basic motor skills and balance. For ages 2 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Fat Brain Toys | National Building Museum

These 2 STEM toys allow kids to explore and learn while having fun.  The Talking Microscope lets them zoom in on the world around them while the Talking Space Explorer lets them glance out into the cosmos. For ages 4 and up.

Microscope: Buy from Amazon | Target | Walmart

Space Explorer: Buy from Amazon | Target | Walmart

The My Puppy’s Home plush puppy and kennel set from Little Live Pets features lots of fun and surprises that should delight children aged 5 and up for hours.

Buy from Amazon | Kohl’s | Target | Walmart

Pretty much anything from Squishmallows should be a hit, but this set of 12 plushes is a great place to start.

Buy from Amazon | Walmart

A fun and educational toy for children aged 3 and up, it allows kids to construct and play with a dinosaur kingdom of their own creation. For ages 3 and up.

Buy from Magna Tiles | Amazon | Fat Brain Toys | Target

Lego competitor Mega Blocks’s Pikachu model will make any Pokémon fan very happy. For ages 8 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Target | Walmart

Make pottery at home with these 2 kits from National Geographic. One is made specifically for kids and the other for teens and adults.

Kids (8 and up): Buy from Amazon | Fat Brain Toys | Macy’s | Target

Adults & Teens: Buy from Amazon

This has been a big year for Barbie, so it’s a great time to give her latest Dreamhouse to a doll-loving child. Ages 3 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Macy’s | Sam’s Club | Target

Miniature items continue to be trendy, with 5 Surpise and their tiny branded goods proving especially popular. This playset sets them up in their natural home: a market. Ages 3 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Walmart

MGA’s Miniverse also features tiny versions of food, but isn’t quite as reliant on big national brands and therefore feels less like an advertisement. For ages 8 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Macy’s | Target | Walmart

Little ones can have a magical time whipping up potions with the Magic Workshop from Little Tikes. Ages 3 and up.

Buy from Little Tikes | Amazon | Target | Walmart

Roblox continues to be one of the most popular video games of all time, and the Nerf Roblox Spacelock Ray brings it into the real world. For ages 8 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Walmart

Thinkfun’s Gravity Maze marble run game sets players to strategically place towers and create a path for the marble to reach the target. Ages 5 and up.

Buy from Amazon | Target

This fun and engaging toy for kids aged 8 and up includes a large laboratory setup with the materials needed to collect and analyze evidence, like a UV flashlight, fingerprint powder, pH test strips, and more. For ages 8 and up.

Buy from Thames & Kosmos | Amazon

The Kidkraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen features lights, sounds, and realistic details, while the Savannah Swing Wooden Playhouse is great for outdoor play. For ages 3 and up.

Kitchen: Buy from KidKraft | Amazon | Kohl’s | Walmart

Playhouse: Buy from Amazon

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