Get your family what they really want: A Holiday Shopping Guide, from Honey

Try as you might, those slippers you bought your mom won’t outdo the socks you gave her for her birthday. And dad already has enough “WORLD’S BEST” paraphernalia to fill a wing at Smithsonian’s Museum of American History. We get it, you’re out of ideas. Lucky for you, we’re going to tell you the Top 10 items saved to Droplist on Honey[1] this year and let you in on what your family is really dying to get.

But wait! What’s Droplist? Great question. We have you covered here.

Combing through 10M+ Droplist items added by the Honey community, we’ve rounded out the Top 10 items that were saved across the board. Want to make this holiday season memorable? No, no, take the matching monogram sweaters out of your shopping cart… This is what people really want this year:


1. Amazon Smart Home Products

Echo Dot, Echo Show & Fire TV Stick

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This is the year of the Smart Home.

And what better way to exemplify laziness like a boss than shouting commands into the air - and actually having them work! Never before has watching TV while cooking been so convenient. (You know, like when you’re making meatballs and Jeopardy ends and you desperately try to change the channel with your nose before Wheel of Fortune comes on…) Nose no more.


2. Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

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We asked around the Honey office to find out why members of our team are just as much Instant Pot evangelists as our members. Here’s what they had to say:

I ❤️ Instant Pot
Use it every day after work to make stuff that would have taken 4-5 hours, also use it to make bone stock every weekend! -Danny C.

THE INSTANT POT IS SO GREAT I CAN FINALLY MAKE RICE NOW
But really tho, I love it because it makes everything so fast, rice is done in ~15 minutes, cooks meat for carnitas in ~45 minutes, and it's inspired me to try to find more unique recipes to learn. -Sean P.

I only get about an hour to cook dinner each night before I starve. Having the Instant Pot adds so many delicious multi-hour braises and stews to my rotation! Game changer. -Kin T.


3. Nintendo Switch

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Now your significant other can ignore you at home and on the road, seamlessly! The highly acclaimed - and still hard to get - new console from Nintendo travels with you from the big screen to pocket-sized without interrupting your gameplay.
= gamer bliss


4. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

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We're just as confused as you are. But hey, if it works, it works, amirite?


5. LifeStraw

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Everyone has that one lethargic uncle who still gifts you *NSYNC lunch boxes, even though you're 24 (and where does he keep finding *NSYNC lunch boxes??) so you always have to get him a gift too. Well this probably isn't for him.

However, should you have a svelte younger cousin who spends days at a time out in the wilderness roughin' it like Christopher McCandless on your shopping list, you simply can't go wrong with a LifeStraw.


6. Amazon Kindle

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People are still reading, so that’s a win for humanity.


7. Wildly Inappropriate Adult Party Games

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Who doesn't love gathering around the table with loved ones only to reveal the twisted deviant they really are? And what better way to do so than with adult party games!

Both Cards Against Humanity and What Do You Meme? are highly rated card-based games that artfully combine witty one-liners with a millennial's diminishing attention span.


8. TP-Link Smart Plug

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With the TP-Link Smart Plug you can fulfill all of your Home Alone fantasies! Outwit those pesky neighborhood burglers with remote control access to turn devices on and off at your leisure, or create schedules to conveniently leave your family in the dark during dinner. The possibilities are endless.


9. 23andMe DNA Test

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Your little brother wants to prove once and for all that you’re not related to each other. Sorry, champ.


10. Nest Thermostat

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All those years of getting mom socks and slippers, robes and sweaters, and all she really needed was some temperature-regulatin’ love.


Honorable Mention


iRobot Roomba 690

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Continuing the Smart Home trend, this vacuuming robot comes in a wi-fi ready version compatible with Amazon’s Alexa. “Roomba, clean up my mess!” This is how the robot wars start, you know.


Bose Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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Because grandma loves you, she just doesn’t want to listen to you and your first world problems.




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  1. as of 12/04/17. Most Droplist items are currently found on Amazon.com ↩︎


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