Holiday gift guide 2022: The best gifts under $200

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The 2022 holiday season is swiftly approaching. If you haven't tackled your Hanukkah or Christmas gift list yet, it's time to start shopping.

You won't need to spend a ton of money to find the perfect present this year. We've rounded up some great gift picks for just about everyone on your list -- all under $200. Keep reading to check out our top picks under $200 for Christmas and Hanukkah.

Top products in this article:

Apple AirPods Pro, $159 (reduced from $249)

Pluto Pillow, $110 and up

Instant Pot Dual Pod Plus, $200 (regularly $230)

Working with a tighter budget this year? No need to stress. We've got gift ideas for every budget and guides for the best presents under $100, gifts under $50, stocking stuffers and more

Here are our picks for the best gifts under $200 to give this holiday season. 

Best tech gifts under $200 

You can get a number of great gifts from Apple, Samsung and more for less than $200. Here are our top tech gift picks.

Apple AirPods Pro: $159


Looking to stay on budget this holiday season? You can save big if you you buy an older generation of the Apple AirPods Pro.

Compared to even older models, these AirPods fit active noise cancelation technology, water resistance and hearing health tracking in a more compact, better-fitting design. They're also lauded for their great sound quality.

Apple AirPods Pro, $159 (reduced from $249)

Samsung Galaxy Buds2: $120


Samsung's highly coveted Galaxy Buds2 earbuds are an excellent gift for fitness enthusiasts or music lovers. Featuring active noise cancelation and ambient sound passthrough, the lightweight Galaxy Buds2 are built for users with an active lifestyle. 

Samsung Galaxy Buds2, $120 (reduced from $150)

Apple TV 4K: $99


Need a new way to stream your favorite holiday movies this year? If you're reading this on an iPhone, iPad or MacBook right now, you might want to consider taking advantage of this early Black Friday deal on Apple's 4K streaming box.

The Apple TV 4K is equipped with Dolby Vision, a new-and-improved Siri-enabled remote and SharePlay, which enables you to enjoy the next NFL game or new movie you want to watch with a group of pals. After you're done watching, you can also take advantage of Apple Arcade gaming.

Apple TV 4K, $100 (reduced from $179)

Apple AirTags: $95

Apple via Amazon

An Apple AirTag will help the recipient keep track of important items. It's a great gift for anyone who loves to travel, as many people like to use AirTags to track their checked luggage. Stick one inside a suitcase, within a pocket or encased in a key chain. Then, use your MacBookApple Watch or other device to track the location. It's also a fun stocking stuffer for pet owners as some people like attaching AirTags to their pet's collars for tracking.

Apple AirTags (4 pack), $95 (reduced from $99)

You'll get the best per-AirTag price when you buy a four pack. But if you only need one, single Apple AirTags are also available on Amazon.

Apple AirTag, $28

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $25


Streaming fans will enjoy seeing an Amazon Fire TV Stick in their stocking. The device is compatible with Alexa and lets you watch all your favorite streamers (Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, etc.) in 4K resolution.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, $25 (reduced from $50)

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack: $71

Apple via Amazon

This year, give the gift of extended iPhone battery life. The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack magnetically attaches to your iPhone (iPhone 12 models and newer), providing a portable, wireless phone charge. If need be, your MagSafe Battery Pack and iPhone can even be charged at the same time. 

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, $71 (regularly $99)

Best cozy gifts under $200

Customizable pillows, luxurious candles and more cozy gifts to give this holiday season. 

Pluto Pillow: $110 and up

Pluto Pillow

Gift a custom-built pillow from Pluto Pillow. This personalized pillow company helps recipients design their ideal pillow with a questionnaire about their sleeping habits, comfort preferences and more. To give the gift of a pillow from Pluto, all you need is your intended recipient's name and email. 

Pluto Pillow, $110 and up

Apotheke Votive candle gift set: $64


Stock up on soy wax candles at Nordstrom to keep things cozy this winter. This set of six candles from Apotheke includes a Charcoal candle, Earl Gray Bitters candle, Hinoki Lavender candle, Santal Rock Rose candle, Sea Salt Grapefruit candle and a White Vetiver candle. 

Apotheke Votive candle gift set, $64

Casper SuperSoft sheets set and duvet cover: $194


How soft can sheets actually be? As it turns out, very soft.

Says CBS Essentials writer Lily Rose: "I am delighted to say these are the most comfortable sheets I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping in. Not only are these sheets soft to the touch, they're warm enough to snuggle in without overheating. These sheets are my new must-have for the colder months."

Casper's SuperSoft sheets are made with 100 percent brushed cotton. This sheets set comes with one flat and one fitted sheet, two pillowcases and a duvet cover. Choose from three colors.

Casper SuperSoft sheets set and duvet cover (queen), $194 (regularly $258)

The Comfy original oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket: $45


As seen on ABC's "Shark Tank," this bestselling ultra plush wearable blanket is perfect for staying cozy around the house. The Comfy original oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket comes in plenty of fun patterns and colors, making it easy to personalize your present to the recipient. 

The Comfy original oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket, $45 and up (reduced from $55) 

Best beauty gifts under $200

Gifts from NuFace, Shark, Too Faced and more. 

NuFace mini supercharged skincare routine: $196


The NuFace mini portable toning device stimulates the face with an FDA-cleared micro-current treatment that promises to contour and improve skin tone, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

This gift set includes the NuFace mini toning device along with a super peptide booster serum, a silk creme applicator, a skincare brush and a mini travel bag. It's a great introductory kit for those that are new to NuFace's products.

NuFace mini supercharged skincare routine, $196 (reduced from $245)

Dermapore Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser: $99


This unique two-in-one ultrasonic device unclogs pores for clearer skin and infuses your face with your favorite skin care product.

Nordstrom reviewers give this pore extractor a 4.2-star rating. "I'm a licensed master esthetician and I personally LOVE this tool," writes one reviewer. "If you are considering buying this product, please do. Honest." 

Dermapore Ultrasonic Pore Extractor and Serum Infuser, $99

Shark HyperAir hot air brush with styling attachments: $200


Shark is best known for vacuum cleaners. But this fast-drying air brush has brought Shark into the beauty market. Reviewers report that the Shark HyperAir hot air brush is a worthy competitor to the Dyson Airwrap.

"This hair dryer is nothing short of amazing. I have a Dyson hair dryer and I have the AirWrap complete system. I like this Shark hair dryer much better than my Dyson now," one Amazon reviewer shared. 

Shark HyperAir hot air brush with styling attachment, $200 (reduced from $230)

Amika hair blow dryer brush: $100


The Amika hair blow-dryer brush is a great mid-range alternative to the Dyson Airwrap. It's designed to add volume, increase shine and eliminate frizz. This dryer brush is designed for all hair types.

Amika hair blow dryer brush, $100

Too Faced Lip Injection Plumping Mobile: travel trio: $36

Too Faced

This festive holiday lip gloss set includes three travel-size plumping lip glosses, including a limited-edition shade that's scented to smell like rainbow sprinkles.

Too Faced Lip Injection Plumping Mobile: travel trio, $36

Best wellness gifts under $200

Wellness-focused presents under $200 from Theragun, Fitbit, Hyperice and more. 

AncestryDNA Traits + All Access membership

Discover your roots this holiday season. 

This on-sale AncestryDNA bundles includes a DNA testing kit and a three-month All Access membership. Explore your origins and ethnicity, connect with DNA matches around the world and access everything has to offer, including marriage, census, military records and more. 

AncestryDNA Traits + All Access membership, $149 (regularly $200)

Core Meditation Trainer premium bundle: $199


The Core Meditation Trainer from Hyperice is designed to ease people into meditation and find a deeper focus and peace. Core is both an app and a handheld meditation device. The Core Meditation Trainer tracks heart rate and stress levels, and uses biometrics to encourage breath control and focus while you navigate meditation techniques with the help of the Core app. After each meditation session, Core displays feedback so you can see your progress over time.

The Core premium bundle comes with the Core Meditation Trainer and 12 months of premium app content, which includes thousands of guided meditation options, breath training and soundscapes.

Core premium bundle, $199 (reduced from $249) 

Theragun Mini: $180


The Theragun Mini weighs just 1.43 pounds. It offers 20 pounds of force and three speeds -- 1,750; 2,100 and 2,400 PPMs. While the three standard-size Theragun models are Bluetooth enabled, the Mini is not. The Mini may not replace the need for a full-size, full-powered massage gun, but it is a great supplementary option for anyone who travels often or wants to bring a massage gun to the gym.

The Mini is covered under a one-year warranty.

Theragun Mini, $180 (regularly $200)

Theragun Mini, $179 and up (reduced from $199)

Fitbit Charge 5: $149


The latest incarnation of the popular Charge line from Fitbit, this well-equipped activity and health tracker packs advanced technology into a slender device and features a color touchscreen. The smartphone-enabled device helps you manage stress and stay on top of heart health and sleep. 

Android users can even respond to text messages.

Fitbit Charge 5, $149 (reduced from $180)

Fitbit Inspire 2: $100


A budget-friendly, no-frills Fitbit that gets the job done, this easy-to-use, entry-level activity and sleep tracker offers a whopping 10-day battery life, various exercise modes and 24/7 heart rate tracking. New subscribers receive a one-year, free trial of Fitbit Premium. 

Available in three colors (black, lunar white and desert rose) and with multiple accessory options. 

Fitbit Inspire 2, $100

Best kitchen gifts under $200

Air fryers, gorgeous cookware and more great gifts under $200 for the burgeoning chef in your life. 

Elevated Craft Hybrid cocktail shaker: $70


Backed by a lifetime warranty, this stainless steel, dishwasher-safe, double-walled, vacuum-insulated cocktail shaker promises to be "the last shaker you will ever buy." It's one of the best gifts for a budding bartender.

"This is the absolute perfect cocktail shaker," a five-star reviewer raved. "First, it is insulated so your hands don't freeze. Second, there is a measurer in the cap. Third, the cap twists off to expose the strainer that is built in. 

"This is the fourth one I have bought. I gave two as gifts and now have two of them for myself. The gift recipients loved them as well."

Elevated Craft Hybrid cocktail shaker, $70

Our Place Always Pan: $95

Our Place

Designed to do the work of eight cookware pieces, the Always Pan can be used to braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil and serve. And it will look great in your kitchen while doing it.

Complete with a nesting steamer basket and beechwood spatula, this gorgeous pan is available in 12 color variations.

Our Place Always Pan, $95 (reduced from $145)

Our Place Perfect Pot: $115

Our Place

The Perfect Pot from Our Place can be used to boil, crisp, bake, braise, roast, steam, strain, pour and serve. It's meant to replace your stockpot, dutch oven, saucepot, roasting rack, steamer, strainer and braiser. 

Our Place Perfect Pot, $115 (reduced from $165)

Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer: $160


The Cosori Dual Blaze air fryer is going to change your latke game. If you're more of a frozen latke household, you'll love that this kitchen gadget connects to your phone and can scan the barcode on the package of your favorite Hanukkah treat to get the ideal temperature and time settings for perfectly crispy potato pancakes. 

"I love how easy it is to cook many different types of food in my new air fryer," raved an Amazon customer who purchased the Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer. "[It has] extremely fast cooking speeds, and the model I chose makes shaking and turning foods over a thing of the past. The foods come out tender, crispy and browned perfectly." 

This smart air fryer can also be operated by voice command. 

Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer (6.8 quart), $160 after coupon (regularly $180)

Cosori air fryer oven combo (5.8 quart): $85


The bestselling 5.8-quart Cosori air fryer features 13 different cooking functions that prepare your food at the best temperature and time for the most crisp and crunch this Hanukkah. The non-stick air fryer basket is removable and dishwasher safe. The top-rated air fryer comes in black, red and white. 

"I like the fact that, in addition to the nine pre-set temperatures and times for various foods and tasks, you can also manually adjust times and select a temperature right up to 230℃, which is close to the 'Max Crisp' temperature setting offered by one of the leading models in the market," enthused one Amazon customer who purchased the Cosori air fryer

Be sure to apply the coupon before checkout at Amazon to get the best price on this 4.7-star-rated air fryer.

Cosori air fryer oven combo (5.8 quart), $85 after coupon (regularly $99)

Best coffee gifts under $200 

Gifts from Keurig, Nespresso, Starbucks and more. 

Instant Pot dual pod plus: $200

Instant Pot via Amazon

Can't decide between Keurig and Nespresso? Instant Pot makes a dual coffee and espresso maker, the 4.4-star-rated Instant Pot Dual Pod Plus

This kitchen gadget is compatible with K-Cup pods, Nespresso capsules and ground coffee when used with the included reusable pod. It lets you brew up to 12 ounces of coffee and up to six ounces of espresso at a time.

Instant Pot Dual Pod Plus, $200 (regularly $230)

Nespresso Essenza mini coffee and espresso machine by De'Longhi: $161

Nestle Nespresso Store

This Nespresso mini coffee and espresso machine is perfect for small countertops. The Essensa mini single serve espresso maker heats up in under 30 seconds. Its 19-bar high pressure pump creates barista-like coffee. It features two programmable buttons for single-serve espresso and lungo beverages.

Each machine includes a Nespresso Original capsule welcome kit with variety of Nespresso capsule flavors.

Nespresso Essenza mini coffee and espresso machine by De'Longhi, $161 (regularly $169)

Keurig K-Elite coffee maker: $159


The Keurig K-Elite coffee maker makes a single cup of coffee at a time but features a 75-ounce water reservoir so you can make cups of coffee for everyone in your family. 

The device features a strong brew button, an iced coffee setting and hot water on demand perfect for making tea and hot chocolate this fall. 

Keurig K-Elite coffee maker, $159 (regularly $189)

Nespresso Vertuo Plus: $182

Nestle Nespresso via Amazon

This Nestle coffee device adapts its pressure, temperature and brewing time to make you the perfect cup of coffee and espresso. 

The on-sale Nespresso Vertuo Plus includes a complimentary starter set of Nespresso Vertuo capsules. 

Nespresso Vertuo Plus, $182 (regularly $189)

Starbucks peppermint mocha K-Cup coffee pods: $26

Starbucks Store via Amazon

Add some holiday cheer to your morning cup of Joe with Starbucks peppermint mocha K-Cups. 

This six-pack of K-Cups includes 10 coffee pods per box. It's currently on sale for $13 off ahead of Black Friday.

Starbucks peppermint mocha K-Cup coffee pods, $26 (regularly $56)

100 Most Wanted Holiday Gifts 

The CBS Essentials 100 Most Wanted Holiday Gifts series is our list of the most buzzed-about holiday gifts of the season. We've based our top 100 gift picks on our own bestsellers, owner reviews, product analysis and extensive research into holiday 2022 bestseller predictions. New articles are published daily to round out our 100 picks. These have already been released:

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