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Happy holidays! ‘Tis the season for chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose and all the festive fun.
While we want an easy, holly jolly holiday season, it can also be overwhelming choosing gifts for your loved ones.
To make things easier, we at Billboard compiled our top holiday gift picks in a range of categories — from beauty, home and fashion to tech, alcoholic beverages and entertainment.
See our ultimate gift guide below.
Fenty Beauty Holiday Gift Set
Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brand doesn’t hold back when it comes to the holiday goodies, and this year, the popular company unveiled a limited edition set of their always sold-out lip glosses. The $38 Glossy Posse: Fantasy 4Sum 4-Piece Gloss Bomb Set (a $52 value) includes three mini Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizers, plus a full-size Gloss Bomb Cream.
Buy the lip gloss kit at Sephora here, and pair it with this cute and wearable Fenty Beauty Bomb Posse Mega Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette.
Ariana Grande’s God Is a Woman Fragrance
Ariana Grande’s latest fragrance is cruelty free, vegan and 91% naturally derived. The eau de parfum gives off “a breath of fresh air for the sense” with top notes of ambrette and juicy pear, middle notes of orris and Turkish rose petals and a base of Madagascar vanilla and creamy cedarwood.
Shop the 1 oz, 1.7 oz or 3.4 oz bottles exclusively at Ulta here.
Doja Cat’s BH Cosmetics Collaboration
While Doja Cat’s full BH Cosmetics collection is fun, vibrant and features BH Cosmetics’ great quality, the star of the show is certainly the Mega 36 Color Shadow Palette, an “ultra-pigmented array comes complete with flora-inspired cool tones, nude hues plus pops of color in trippy matte and sumptuous shimmer finishes.”
Rare Beauty Holiday Gift Set
For the Selenator in your life, this holiday array of Selena Gomez’s favorite products from her Rare Beauty company is a perfect gift. The $30 set comes with a Mini Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Joy, a Mini Positive Light Liquid Luminizer in Mesmerize, a Mini Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream in Inspire and a Mini Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara in Black.
Buy it on Sephora’s website here.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
This usually sold out hair tool from luxury brand Dyson dries hair fast with no extreme heat and is engineered for different hair types. The Supersonic hair dryer comes with five styling attachments engineered for different hair types, including a new attachment that hides flyaways in a single pass for a smooth, shiny finish.
Buy it on Sephora here.
Harry Styles Etsy Merch
OK, so this isn’t official Harry Styles merch, but it might as well be. Etsy creator LoveOnThreads makes incredibly detailed, great quality, embroidered crewnecks inspired by a variety of Styles’ songs.
Justin Bieber Merch
Justin Bieber’s official Amazon page is where you’ll find his latest music releases, but the site also has t-shirts, hoodies and accessories from past albums, tours and promotional cycles available for sale.
Among the best Bieber merch on Amazon: the black Bieber logo tee ($22.99, Amazon), inspired by classic rock band fonts from bands like KISS, Def Leppard and Metallica. Bieber famously sported a Metallica band tee during a few of his Purpose tour dates in 2016, and reportedly enlisted the help of a metal artist to design a logo tee for himself.
Buy it here.
Taylor Swift Folklore T-Shirt Dress
Taylor Swift celebrated the anniversary of Folklore with an Urban Outfitters collection that included this loose, slouchy tunic tee silhouette that’s perfect as a unisex tee or mini dress.
Buy it for $39 at Urban Outfitters here.
Grateful Dead Socks
Stance is also offering a reversible face mask which supports Stance for Scrubs, an initiative that donates a pair of socks to healthcare workers for every mask sold.
Shop the collection here.
When it comes to earbuds for music, there’s no denying the popularity of AirPods. Apple’s famous all-white earbuds are as much a status symbol as they are an essential go-to for recording artists, podcasters and music producers alike. But we recommend them for everyday use as well, whether you’re listening to music on your daily commute, or need a pair of wireless earbuds for your next FaceTime call or Zoom.
Buy the Airpods Pro for $189.99 on Amazon here.
Spade & Co.’s Air Buds Pro
If you’re not looking to dish out a pretty penny for the Apple Airpods, you’ll want to consider these similarly-named and just-as-good Air Buds Pro, from Spade & Co. The AirBuds Pro are on sale right now for just $49.99 (regularly $99.99). The $50 discount makes them not only one of the best Apple AirPod alternatives, but one of the best earbuds under $50, period.
Buy it on Spade & Co.’s website here.
Beats by Dre Headphones
The Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones came out last June, and are one of the best-reviewed headphones online, with up to 22 hours of playtime, big, booming sound, and the latest Bluetooth technology, which means better connectivity and fewer drops.
Ultimate Ears Floating Waterproof Speaker
The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 is one of the best-reviewed portable speakers online with a 4.8-star rating (out of five) from more than 5000 reviews. And it’s for good reason: the wireless speaker delivers surprisingly big sound (and big bass) for its soda can-sized shape (approximately 3.6 x 4 inches). It weighs less than a pound too, and comes with a hook that lets you clip it easily to your bag or bike.
The durable design makes the WONDERBOOM 2 perfect for the outdoors. It’s drop-proof and dust-proof so sound won’t be affected by any knicks and bumps. It’s rated IP67 too, meaning it’s fully waterproof.
Buy it for $99 on Amazon here
Bowflex C6 Spin Bike
The Bowflex C6 Spin Bike has 100 resistance levels, a Bluetooth-enabled heart rate armband monitor, a media/device holder and comes with a pair of three-pound dumbbells, for a true, full-body workout. The sleek, compact look is also perfect for apartment living, as it provides a smooth, quiet ride.
Bowflex’s JRNY, which allows users to access tailored workouts, on-demand classes, streaming shows and more, also offers a radio feature, in which fitness enthusiasts can jam along to their favorite hits while getting a good sweat in.
Buy the C6 Spin Bike here.
Home & Novelty Gifts
Oakland Coffee Gift Bundles
Green Day’s Oakland Coffee Works is offering a series of 10 limited edition bundles this holiday season filled with premium roasts and special edition merch. We at Billboard love the 1994 BBC Sessions: New Coffee Subscription and Double Vinyl Bundle, which includes a subscription to Oakland Coffee Works, a coffee gift box, a selection of premium coffees and Green Day’s 1994 BBC Sessions on vinyl.
Part 1 is a platinum white 7” vinyl with live recordings of “2000 Light Years Away” and “She,” while Part 2, a deep purple 7” (chosen personally by Tre Cool), comes with live recordings of “Basket Case” and “When I Come Around.”
Buy it here.
Grateful Dead Skull & Roses Bobblehead
In celebration of Grateful Dead’s Skull & Roses’ 50th anniversary, Kollectico released a new limited edition keepsake collectible bobblehead.
The officially licensed bobbleheads of Skull & Roses are hand-sculpted, hand-painted and packaged in collector boxes. Only 1,971 units of the bobblehead will be made worldwide, each individually numbered.
Shop the Grateful Dead bobblehead for the Deadhead in your life for $39.95 on Etsy here.
Mariah Carey Funko Pop Figurine
We had to include the Queen of Christmas in our holiday gift guide! Collectibles company Funko has unveiled their Funko Pop! Rocks: Mariah Carey Christmas Figure, a four-inch vinyl figurine that depicts the Queen of Christmas in all her glittery glory. The vinyl figurine sits inside a collectible box, which borrows the same font and branding from MC’s 1994 Merry Christmas album.
The Mariah Carey Funko Pop figurine retails for $13.99 and is available to pre-order now on Amazon.com, with an official release date of December 10th. The Mariah Funko Pop is an Amazon exclusive, so you won’t find it anywhere else.
Callus & Co. Keyboard Stands
Goodbye, clunky studio equipment! For the musician in your life, Callus & Co.’s hand-built keyboard and synthesizer stands make the perfect addition to any studio, at home and beyond. The small, Los Angeles-based business offers one, two and three-tier keyboard stands — all in a sleek, minimalistic design with a matte black color that offers a unique sense of style without sacrificing quality and practicality.
Feeling homesick? These 13.75 oz soy wax candles by the brand Homesick are meant to remind you of home this holiday season with specifically tailored scents to match the city or state featured on the label.
Shop Homesick’s offerings on Amazon here.
Post Malone’s Maison No. 9
The “Circles” star created his own sip of summer in 2020, launching a French rosé wine called Maison No. 9 inspired by his love of the Mediterranean lifestyle and rosé.
The wine is named after Post’s favorite tarot card, the Nine of Swords, which represents overcoming the daily challenges we all face. According to the notes list, the “inviting aromas of freshly picked fruit, such as ripe pineapple, pear and strawberry, meet hints of sweet French desserts once uncorked.The clean, dry, crisp finish is balanced and round with a texture that is mouthwatering and savory, perfect for drinking on its own or with a variety of dishes.”
Order it with one-hour delivery on Drizly here.
Bruno Mars’ SelvaRey Rum
SelvaRey’s range of Coconut, White, Chocolate and Owner’s Reserve rums were made to take fans to paradise, and the company left the door open with some amazing cocktail recipes, including one for the piña colada Anderson .Paak is seen drinking in a recent promo video.
All it requires is one and a half ounces of SelvaRey Coconut Rum, three ounces of pineapple juice, one ounce cream of coconut and a squeeze of lime. Combine all the ingredients in a shaking tin with ice and shake and strain over fresh ice. Finish it off in a glass with a pineapple wedge and cherry.
Order a bottle of SelvaRey Coconut Rum and make your own piña colada with one hour delivery via Drizly here.
Dwayne Johnson’s Teremana
The Rock launched his tequila brand at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, but ended up selling more than 300,000 nine-liter cases in just nine months.
Teremana, which means “spirit of the Earth,” takes the leftover agave fibers from production and “turns them into natural compost that is used as an organic fertilizer for the agave fields.”
Order the blanco and reposado tequilas here.
Dave Matthews’ Blenheim Vineyards & Dreaming Tree Wines
Dave Matthews has been a longtime wine aficionado. The star launched his first launched his wine career in 2000 with Blenheim Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia on a historic site.
In 2013, he teamed up with with wine expert Sean McKenzie to unveil Dreaming Tree Wines in Geyersville, California. The brand offers a pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, red blend, Chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and rosé.
Order it with one-hour delivery on Drizly here.
Rita Ora’s Próspero Tequila
Global superstar Rita Ora teamed up with Conecuh Brands and Master Distiller Stella Anguiano (one of the few female Master Distillers in the business), to create three different tequilas including Blanco, Reposado and Añejo.
The Reposado in particular is great for the holiday season. “Softly rested in oak barrels Próspero Reposado has a highly golden tone and a flavor with rich round notes of vanilla, white flowers and lingering spice,” a press release reads.
Order it with one-hour delivery on Drizly here.
The Beatles: Get Back by John Harris and The Beatles
The Beatles: Get Back is the official account of the creation of the iconic group’s final album, Let It Be, told in The Beatles’ own words, illustrated with hundreds of previously unpublished images, including photos by Ethan A. Russell and Linda McCartney.
Buy it on Amazon here.
Paul McCartney’s Paul McCartney The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present
In this memoir, McCartney, traces his life through 154 songs, from his teens and early partnership with fellow Beatle John Lennon to his solo work over the past half century. Irish poet Paul Muldoon is editing and will contribute an introduction.
According to McCartney’s publishers, his songs are arranged alphabetically, and include McCartney’s comments on when and where they were written and what inspired them. The U.S. edition of the book will be broken into two volumes, contained within a single box.
Dave Grohl’s The Storyteller
Foo Fighters singer/guitarist Dave Grohl opened up about his 30-year career in music in his memoir, titled The Storyteller.
The beloved rocker shares everything from “hilarious childhood mishaps, touching family moments, leaving home to see the world at eighteen, to spectacular stories about Nirvana, Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, playing drums for Tom Petty on Saturday Night Live, performing at the White House, and even swing dancing with AC/DC, with all love, laughs, loss, and embarrassments along the way,” according to a press release announcing the book.
Buy The Storyteller in hardcover, audiobook or Kindle here,
The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey
The elusive chanteuse gives a candid, unfiltered story of her life in her memoir, chronicling “the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today.”
“Writing this memoir was incredibly hard, humbling and healing,” Carey wrote in the description. “My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit.”
Available in hardcover, kindle and audiobook here.
Decoding ‘Despacito’: An Oral History of Latin Music by Leila Cobo
Billboard’s VP of Latin Music Leila Cobo dives into the stories behind the biggest Latin hits of the past 50 years.
Buy it here.
The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones by Stanley Booth
As a member of the Rolling Stones’ inner circle, Booth lived with them throughout their 1969 American tour and tells a thrilling account in this memoir. He also sheds light on the death of Brian Jones, who died after drowning in a swimming pool in 1969.
Buy it here.
Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop, and Rap by Evelyn McDonnell and Ann Powers
A collection of women’s writing on music from the 1960s to the present, including essays from Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull, Caroline Coons, Patricia Kennealy Morrison, Kim Gordon, Riot Grrrls and more.
Buy it here.
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon’s line of Fire TVs is consistently ranked among the best big-screen TVs you can buy online, and now, the site is offering a huge sale on its brand-new Omni Series 4K UHD Fire TV line.
Right now, you can get a 50-inch 4K Fire TV for just $359.99 here — a whopping $150 discount and one of the best TV deals on Amazon.
The Amazon Fire TV 50-Inch Omni Series is a 4K UHD Smart TV that gets you a huge, bright screen with big, vivid sound. The TV supports 4K Ultra HD content, HDR 10 and Dolby Digital Plus — the same technology found in big-screen movie theaters.
Buy it here.
Nintendo Switch Lite
The handheld, travel friendly Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system that features a sleek, unibody design with fully integrated controls and a built-in +Control Pad. It’s compatible with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode and comes in a variety of colors.
Shop the Nintendo Switch Lite for $199.99 at Target here.
Apple TV 4K
The sleek Apple device is Bluetooth and WiFi compatible, giving you access to the latest hits from Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and more — plus Apple Original shows and movies from Apple TV+.
Buy it for a discounted price of $169.99 on Amazon here.
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