Christmas is the day that holds all time together, a time for celebrating all things merry and bright and there is no better way to bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces than with the perfect gift. We have compiled our absolute favorite products from this past year into our comprehensive Holiday Gift Guide for 2020.
For those that love to be pampered…
Arch Refresh Premium Heated Foot Massager
With its eye-catching and modern contemporary design and relatively small footprint, this is the perfect gift for the home or office. It features simple and intuitive touch controls and offers all of the features a user would want in a good foot massage including – infrared heat, a foot roller, compression, and even a light vibration to relax the muscles in your feet and legs.
The Arch Refresh massager uses a triple roller system that evenly spreads coverage across the foot while layering them in warm infrared heat therapy and a kneading roller massage combined with vibration, and compression. It effectively massages the plantar fascia muscle, in addition to the whole foot, in a mild yet firm way that is quite pleasing and very relaxing!
If relaxation is the name of the game this festive season, they do not get much better than this!
For those that want to get fit…
Echelon happens to be one of the many companies getting into this new niche called “connected fitness”. They know it’s hard to find a workout that consistently fits your schedule, and home workout programs never seem to live up to their promises. Echelon Fitness set out to do something a little different – create a professional, studio-quality fitness experience that you can do on your time, and in the comfort of your own home, live and available on demand.
The bike itself is decked out with many features that make it superior to their direct competitor Peloton such as an included 21 inch HD screen, some of the best pedals on the market with toe clips on one side, and conventional cages on the other. You also get an incredibly comfortable seat, which from what we understand, cannot be said about Peloton, and even a water bottle and dumbbell holder that comes standard in the box.
Echelon’s FitPass studio app too is very intuitive and easy to use for the most novice of users. It provides a host of studio-level cycle classes, yoga, and other core strengthening programs for different ability levels using the trainer of your choice, making this an incredibly versatile experience.
For the fashion lover…
There is nothing more comfortable than a classic tee, however, this is not your Fruit of the Loom or Hanes, this is a reimagining of a wardrobe staple.
Made from the brilliant 60/40 cotton/polyester blend that is super soft, what sets True Classic tees apart from their competitors is just how well they fit around the arms, shoulders, and sides thanks to their athletic style cut, therefore elevating that plain tee to something that wears incredibly well even after multiple washes. Available in the usual array of styles from crew to V, pockets, and even hoodies. These inexpensive tees offer you the perfect blend of form, fit, and function you can expect from something that adorns the body.
The ring-spun cotton and jersey polyester used in the t-shirts also does not shrink when placed in the wash and the tagless design also means no irritating neck scratch. It is also worth noting that the shirts are also sold in packs or bundles of 3, 6, or 12 meaning that this truly can be a one-stop-shop and your done kind of deal.
For those that love tech…
LG’s newest 5G enabled smartphone has been completely redesigned from the ground up and is simply a beautiful looking smartphone. With a crisp 6.8” FHD+ POLED Endless Edge gorilla glass display, wireless charging, IP68 dust, and water resistance, and even mil-STD-810G certification for its toughness this is one stellar device that deserves to be in your pocket.
Powered by Android 10, the very capable and energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 keeps things humming along nicely especially when paired with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, and MicroSD expandability. There is also a generous 4300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 which will bank you a day of usage and then some plus the usual array of connectivity features such as 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and even futureproof 5G networking all for under $800.
For the shutterbugs out there, the 48 megapixel (MP) primary sensor with pixel-binning produces sharp, vibrant photos in most lighting conditions. Not to mention the 8MP ultrawide sensor which is very capable and captures a larger field of view than the primary cam. Lastly, there is a 5MP depth camera to assist with autofocus and bokeh shots. In our original review, we also praised the 16MP punch-hole selfie camera that manages to take some very nice and detailed images for your socials.
With its beautiful design, dual-screen capable, 5G connectivity, all-day battery, and above grade camera system it has become our phone of choice here at One Cut Reviews.
For the Music lovers…
These stylish yet powerful Bluetooth 5.0 connected earbuds not only look great and come with a svelte yet powerful charging case that can easily fit into virtually any pocket or bag. Each bud is equipped with dual microphones plus noise-canceling technology paired with diamond-coated drivers to increase the sound frequency bandwidth by 15% and deliver 2× the amount of bass.
With excellent sound, a brilliant build and fit, and battery life to keep you going all day long all for just $99, it is no surprise that these are some of the highest-rated truly wireless earbuds on the market by consumers. Speaking of sound, users can download the Soundcore app and even select one of 22 equalizer settings and create your HearID sound profile, so you always get the best possible quality of sound output every time.
You also get full touch controls on each earbud, allowing you to stop/play/pause and even summon your virtual assistant and even reassuring IPX5 water resistance for the more active of you out there. The cherry on top is the multitude of replaceable and sizeable ear tips in the box, so you can always get the most comfortable fit each time.
For the lover of home and hearth…
The folks at Mixtiles, have come up with an ingenious solution to preserving family memories with their high-quality printed and movable picture frames that will not damage your walls!
You simply upload digital copies of your favorite photos from Google Drive, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Then, select how you want the photo framed – edge to edge, classic mat bordered picture, dark frame or no frame and hit checkout. The pictures are printed in high quality and shipped directly to your home framed and ready for mounting. Best of all, it takes less than 10 minutes!
Each 8×8 tile comes with a 3M re-stick-able adhesive strip on the back that allows you to stick and re-stick to your wall until you get the look you desire, and it works great! You no longer need levels or tape measures, just let your eyes and imagination do the framing.
This was one of our favorite products we covered this year and is a great gift for parents and grandparents too!
For those that love style…
Victorinox Maverick Chronograph Watch
With the perfect blend of elegance and function, the Maverick combines a modern design 43mm watch face with quartz movement and a stunning stainless-steel case with a sapphire crystal that looks very stylish on the wrist.
The premium genuine leather brown strap contrasts with the vivid blue face dial very nicely and the watch is also water-resistant up to 100m which is reassuring no matter what the environment. To add, given this is classified as a diving watch, it has a unidirectional rotating bezel, count-up scale, chronograph, and tachymeter functions adding to its versatility.
This is the type of watch that Mr. Bond himself would wear and can accompany you on whatever adventure you find yourself on whether it is work or play.
A Holiday Message:
While we love to share our holiday gift ideas this festive season, please remember to value that which cannot be bought – family. The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas.