Why is early holiday shopping such a hot topic this year? The global supply chain is suffering one of its biggest bottlenecks ever, and it might affect what winds up in your stocking.
The pandemic has impacted every part of our lives, including our shopping habits. You’ve probably seen some empty shelves in your local stores or noticed increased shipping costs and wait times when shopping online. Customer demand is growing, but due to variables like worker shortages, factory closures, gridlocked ports and increased expenses, the supply chain can’t always keep up.
So, companies have been urging their customers to shop earlier because they can’t guarantee your presents are going to come in on time. Make sure all your friends and family get what they want and start shopping now. Here are some of the best early holiday gifts available on Amazon.
This Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Stainless Steel Knob and Loop Handles is the perfect gift for the friend or family member who loves to warm up your winter season with the creations from their kitchen. The 6-quart Dutch oven is made of enameled cast iron, with a smooth glass surface. It boasts powerful heat retention and even heating, and can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. It also comes in a variety of different colors to choose from. Buy it here.
If your friend is listening to music all the time, make sure they’re listening with some quality headphones. These Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones are at the top of their class, boasting a wireless listening experience, 40 hours of battery life, a built-in microphone, a sleek design and fine-tuned acoustics. They also offer fast charging, comfortable ear cups and on-ear controls. These stylish headphones come in five different colors. Buy it here.
In addition to the general supply chain snarl, there’s also a paper shortage going on. To keep your bookworm fed, make sure to get them the Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle Paperwhite is purpose-built for reading and nothing else, making it a much easier e-reading experience than just using a regular tablet. It has 32 GB of storage, an auto-adjusting front light, wireless charging and a battery life of over 10 weeks! That’s one powerful e-reader. True to its name, the Kindle Paperwhite has a glare-free screen that mimics the look of paper perfectly. Buy it here.
It’s getting cold out there! Bring the garden inside with this Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit. This kit comes with everything you need to start an indoor home garden, including potting soil, peat pots, plant markers, detailed instruction pamphlets and even seeds! You’ll receive basil, cilantro, parsley, sage and thyme seeds, all ready to go. The best part is that once your seeds have grown into herb plants, you can put the garden to use in your kitchen. Buy it here.
Do you know someone with a constant case of the shivers? Then there’s no better gift for them than THE COMFY Original Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket. A Shark Tank winner, THE COMFY is a one-size-fits-all wearable blanket that will envelop the wearer in extreme comfort and warmth. It’s perfect for lounging, gaming or working from a chilly home office. It comes complete with a hood and pockets to keep your head and hands warm. THE COMFY is so big that many people can tuck their legs up inside it as well! Buy it here.
Anyone can embrace their inner photographer with this fun Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology. Available in a range of vibrant colors, the camera produces 2×3 inch images with adhesive backs, so you can stick them onto any surface! Perfect for someone who wants to cherish every moment. Buy it here.
Take the coffee on the go with this YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug! It’s basically a thermos in the shape of a mug. The YETI’s double-wall insulation keeps hot drinks hot (and cold drinks cold, if that’s what they prefer). It’s durable, stylish, dishwasher-safe and comes in a wide variety of different colors. Buy it here.
Does your friend love lotions and potions? This L’Occitane Shea Butter Skin Saviors Discovery Kit is the perfect gift set for the friend or family member that likes to pamper themselves. This gift set includes body shower oil, dry skin hand cream, ultra rich body cream and a light comforting cream. Buy it here.
If you know someone who has traveled far, give them the gift of home for the holidays. Homesick Scented Candles can help bring the scent of your home state or home city anywhere you go. With all 50 states to choose from, plus a bevy of different cities and regions, you’re sure to find the perfect candle to give as a gift to your far-away friend. Buy it here.
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