Christmas is mere weeks away, but you’ve still got a few people you need to cross off your Christmas list. If you’re like me, you’re probably shopping for the most important people on your gift list last, after taking care of “easy” gifts on your list (like picking out something for your office Secret Santa party). If you’ve “saved the best for last” during your holiday shopping, we’re here to help you find awesome gifts for the most awesome people you know. Whether you’re looking for gifts for men, gifts for women, or gifts for kids, the list below has an awesome gift that will make someone you know very happy. If you want a gift that makes your recipient yell, “Awesome!” once they remove the wrapping paper, read on to see our favorite Christmas gift ideas for 2015. You should also check out our new post on awesome Christmas gifts, which includes many more awesome gift ideas for your consideration.
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1. Jack Stack BBQ Feast
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue has been named the highest-rated BBQ in the country, according to the much-revered Zagat guidebook. Earlier this year, I ordered some of this awesome BBQ. It came to my house frozen. After a day of thawing in the fridge, all I had to do was warm it up in the oven for a few minutes, and it was dinner time. The flavor was awesome, and everyone who came over to share the BBQ agreed it was darn tasty stuff. I live in the Northeast, which is not exactly known for great BBQ, so it was awesome to get a taste of real BBQ delivered right to my doorstep.
The Jack Stack BBQ Feast serves 12 people (or one very hungry person over many nights). This is a great gift for any guy or gal who loves BBQ, or as a gift for your office or friends to share. This sampler includes pork spare ribs, pork burnt ends, beef burnt ends, BBQ sausage, hickory BBQ chicken wings (easily my favorite thing Jack Stack makes), hickory pit beans, cheesy corn bake, cheesy potato bake, and two types of BBQ sauce.
If BBQ is too messy, or if you just want a different type of gourmet gift, check out our top picks from our guide to the best gifts for foodies. You can also shop more samplers, sauces, and rubs from Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue, and find a cheaper gift that still has great Kansas City flavor.
2. Bohemian Guitars Boho Moonshine
Looking for a cool gift for a musician? Get them a guitar that’s a little out of the ordinary. The “Moonshine” is the black one pictured above. You can shop the other designs here. This is a great gift for a musician who appreciates funky design or funky sounds. This fun, graphic guitar has a maple neck, two single-coil pickups, and a hollow metal body to provide a twangy, down-home sound. You can also check out our guide to the best gifts for musicians if you’re shopping for someone who doesn’t play guitar, but still loves making music.
Want more gift ideas? Check out our new guide to awesome Christmas gifts, which focuses on last-minute gift ideas that will ship in time for Christmas.
3. Coolest Cooler
Coolest Cooler was one of the most-backed projects in Kickstarter history. Now, it’s available in wide release. This fun cooler has room for all your tailgating/camping food and drinks. In addition to being a cooler, it’s also a blender, a waterproof, Bluetooth speaker, a bottle opener, a cutting board, and a USB charge point. In short, it’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves sports, lounging on the beach, or hosting a cookout.
Want to see more cool, cutting-edge gifts? Shop more great gift ideas from Amazon Launchpad, Amazon’s special shopping area for cool products from the hottest startups.
4. Power Wheels Disney ‘Frozen’ Jeep Wrangler
If you’re a little girl in 2015, there’s nothing more awesome than Frozen. We’ve seen Frozen bedding, Frozen bracelets, and even Frozen karaoke machines. But arguably the most awesome Frozen gift of all is this Elsa & Anna Power Wheels car. Want to see more cool gift ideas? Shop more from Fisher-Price here, or browse a listing of other Power Wheels toy cars here.
Price: $229 (24 percent off MSRP)
5. bella j. Girls Night in Makeup Set
Girl’s night out is fun, but girl’s night in is awesome. Skip the expensive cocktails and Uber fares, and give her a gift she can enjoy alone, or with her girlfriends. The bella j. Girls Night in Makeup Set is packed with makeup that women can use to give each other makeovers at home. There are even mani-pedi supplies. This gift may be simple, but the memories you create will be awesome.
6. Moonstruck Chocolate 40 Piece Classic Truffle Collection
These super-premium chocolates are an awesome gift for any serious foodie or chocoholic. The box contains two of each of the following flavors: Italia Espresso Truffle, Champagne Truffle, Mayan Truffle, The Ocumarian Truffle, Baileys Irish Cream Truffle, Sea Salt, Cajeta Honey, Vanilla Caramel, Clear Creek Pear Brandy Truffle, Vanilla Sea Salt, Caramel Conquistador, Hazelnut Praline Toffee Bites, Raspberry Chambered Truffle, French Silk Chocolate Mousse Grenada Truffle, Espresso Caramel, Milk Chocolate Gift Truffle, Grand Marnier Truffle, Wild Huckleberry Truffle, Pure Gold Truffle, and Extra-Bittersweet Truffle.
7. Kano Computer Kit
Another former Kickstarter project, the Kano computer kit comes with everything you need to build a computer. This is a great gift for kids, or for older folks who are interested in tooling around with modern computer kits. This is a great gift to help parents bond with their kids. The kit includes a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, ARM 900MHz Quad-Core CPU, and 1GB RAM. There’s also a 8GB microSD Card that comes preloaded with the latest Kano OS full of projects and games for kids and parents to enjoy together. Shopping for a teen or older adult? Browse more computer kits and parts here.
8. Alcohoot AHT101 Smartphone Breathalyzer
The Alcohoot is a pocket-sized breathalyzer that works with your smartphone. Just extend the retractable plug from the Alcohoot device, and then plug it right into your smartphone’s headphone jack. The device works with iPhones, and many Android devices running Android 4.0+. With all of the parties around the holidays and New Year’s Eve, this is a really thoughtful gift for anyone who drinks alcohol. Alchohoot sent us a review unit earlier this year, and we still find it to be one of the easiest-to-use portable breathalyzers on the market.
Want to see more options? Shop other portable breathalyzers on sale here.
Price: $89 (11 percent off MSRP)
9. Gameband for Minecraft
This cool game band lets kids take their Minecraft experience on the go, and play the game from practically anywhere. The band is an automatic back-up of their entire Minecraft folder. Simply plug Game band into the USB port of your Mac, Windows or Linux computer and click on the App to play. The band will display messages, images and animation on the LED display. Each band holds up to 8GB of information.
Fair warning: The price for this Gameband has fluctuated wildly over the past couple of weeks. It was deeply discounted on Amazon during Black Friday/Cyber Monday, then jumped back up in price. Its list price is $79.99, but as so often happens with hot holiday toys, the price may be higher when sold by third party sellers trying to make a buck on such an in-demand toy. Bottom line: if it’s too rich for your blood now, add it to your cart and then see if the price drops again later this week. With Christmas mere weeks away, however, there is a chance this band could sell out. The price can also vary a lot depending on size selected, so keep that in mind as well. Still, despite price fluctuations and issues with keeping up with demand, this is an awesome gift for any kid who is totally obsessed with Minecraft. You can also shop more Minecraft gifts here.
10. Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Dual Signed Baseball
Admittedly, this gift is way outside the holiday gift budget of the average American. But it is definitely awesome. Signed by two of the greatest athletes to ever play the game, this would be an amazing gift for someone you love. A more affordable option would be this Wade Davis Kansas City Royals 2015 MLB World Series Champions Autographed 2015 World Series Baseball, which only retails for $359.99.
Want to find a collectible that’s more in step with your holiday budget? Browse more cool sports collectibles here.
Price: $62,390.95 (29 percent off MSRP)
Need more help finding great holiday gifts? Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides, or check out our Toys page for gift ideas for your kids. You should also check out our collection of long-format gift guides: Best Gifts for Women and Best Gifts for Men, and the Heavy Christmas list.