Gifts Everyone Wants (Even if They Don’t Know it Yet)

Dec 06, 2021

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that can be shared. But as easy it may sound, these crowd-pleasers can be a struggle to track down.

Fashion designer, stylist, and lifestyle expert Heather Thomson highlights the only tech you need this season, fun essentials, and how to find them. Looking for an out of the ordinary gifting experience? She’ll also share splurge-worthy gifts the entire family can enjoy.

T-Mobile iPhone Deal

Holiday shopping is here and everyone’s looking for ways to save some money, especially on smartphones which continue to top wish lists. Did you know that on average, consumers will spend $541 on tech gifts this holiday season?

Well, T-Mobile is working to bring that number down to zero. Because, get this —T-Mobile is offering the iPhone 13 for $0.

Thats right—new and existing customers can trade in an eligible device on T-Mobiles most popular plan—Magenta MAX — and get an iPhone 13 for $0. Just pay the sales tax!

With unlimited data on T-Mobile’s largest, fastest and most reliable 5G network plus exclusive benefits and perks, take advantage of this super deal and unleash the power of a new iPhone 13 with T-Mobile!

Plus with T-Mobile, you really get so much more than just the network. From unlimited streaming to weekly deals & giveaways, T-Mobile’s Magenta plans offer benefits that let you do a whole lot more than talk and text. We’re talking five layers of scam-blocking to let you say goodbye to scam calls for good, free streaming of Paramount+ for one year, Netflix On Us and even MORE!

Echo Dot Kids

The Echo Dot Kids is the perfect gift for the little ones. Kids can ask Alexa to read stories, play music, set alarms, make phone calls to approved contacts and even help with homework. It’s Amazon’s already popular smart speaker with Alexa but made just for kids in fun designs like this panda and tiger.

You’ll get 1 year of Amazon Kids+ for free, with access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and more. Plus, the super-fun design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound the whole family can enjoy.

With educational content and skills available, kids can simply ask Alexa questions if they’re stuck on their homework or feeling curious. Also, there’s a feature called Reading Sidekick which allows kids to take turns reading with Alexa.

The device gives parents peace of mind with easy to set parental controls to manage time limits, review activity and more. Plus, Alexa will automatically give kid-friendly responses, filter explicit songs, and block shopping. 


MSRP: Holiday pricing 34.99 (normally $59.99)

Ray-Ban Stories

Ray-Ban Stories let you capture and share life’s moments, listen to your favorite content, and take calls in a whole new way, so you can keep your eyes up and stay present in the moment. If you have someone that post a lot in your life, this is the most amazing gift. 

As a parent, it can be tricky to balance between enjoying all the precious moments while capturing them as a keepsake (first person point of view of your child’s first steps!) and sharing with family. These smart glasses help you look up from your phone to stay connected with your family. If you just tap the capture button or say “Hey Facebook, take a video” you can record a 30 second video for your family and friends. 

The glasses have a companion app called Facebook View where parents can create a Montage or Flashback to share with other loved ones and friends. With Montage, you can compile 4-10 individual video captures into one shareable movie with effects, titles and music. And with Flashback Photos, you can turn a photo captured on Ray-Ban Stories into a short 3D video and add effects to enhance.

These glasses come with a charging case and can be outfitted with prescription or sunglass lenses. The touchpad on the side allows the wearer to start, stop and skip songs and answer phone calls. 

You can find Ray-Ban Stories at select Ray-Ban stores, on, Lenscrafters, Amazon, Macy’s, and other retailers.


MSRP: $299



Create a new tradition by taking the family to a place where kids rule! LEGOLAND Resorts are designed for multigenerational families with children ages 2 to 12 offering the opportunity to play together and let imaginations run free through an exciting range of unique LEGO experiences from kid-powered rides, building challenges, spectacular LEGO models and interactive rides!

Steps away, check into LEGOLAND Hotel where there are unique LEGO themes such as pirates, adventurers, LEGO NINJAGO, LEGO Friends and more!

Experience THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD at LEGOLAND California or LEGOLAND Florida Resorts or be turned into a LEGO minifigure as you find out how LEGO bricks are made on the world premiere of the LEGO Factory Adventure Ride at LEGOLAND New York Resort!

Exciting additions in 2021 include the new Peppa Pig Theme Park just steps away from LEGOLAND Florida Resort, the exclusive LEGO Ferrari Build and Race Experience opening at LEGOLAND California Resort and the new LEGOLAND New York Resort holds its Grand Reopening in April with a full calendar of new events and attractions to experience