The New York Times and Wirecutter bring you this indispensable guide to the best gifts of the holiday season. Browse by interest or price; we promise you'll find something nice.
Browse by Interest
Effortless Meals Made Quickly
The Instant Pot has become indispensable to home cooks the world over. The sleek Ultra upgrade version adds a user-friendly knob interface, sous vide functionality and more on top of its pressure cook, sauté and steam settings.
A Portable Backup Drive
Most of us have photos, music and data we'd like to keep backed up or take with us when we hit the road. This 2TB external drive from Seagate is perfect for either purpose. And it's speedy, so you're not waiting around to load a movie or fire up a playlist.
Alan Henry, Editor, Smarter Living
For Campouts and Sleepovers
The colorful REI Kindercone is warm enough for most three-season camping trips, plush enough for the hard floor of the school gym and tough enough to serve as a vehicle for sliding down stairs.
Kalee Thompson, Senior Editor, Wirecutter
Ceramics for Stacking
$53 - 290
Available in powdery coral, teal, mint, yellow and blue, the Unison ceramic tableware collection from Schneid is designed to be mixed up and stacked high for sculptural appeal even when not in use. Each piece is glazed only on the inside, leaving a matte exterior.
Tim McKeough, Design Writer