The Happy Holidays are here, but with prices going up on everything from gas to groceries — and certainly gifts — all of the jingle bells at the register may be more scary than merry. Never fear! You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the year’s best gifts, gadgets, apparel, and home accessories.
Fetch brightens the season with recommendations for some of the best gift ideas for items that are sure to be on your list, and a way to save money (or treat yourself) by using those gift cards that you’ve been accumulating with Fetch points — while earning even more for all of the cheer you’re giving this year.
It’s as easy as shop, earn, spend — and then snap your receipt to make sure you earn again!
Here’s Fetch’s guide to saving money on the trendiest gifts of the year:
Save on the Gift of Shoes
No matter the style of the shoe lovers on your list you’ll be able to keep your well-heeled friends and family happy by shopping fresh styles for men, women, and kids at popular shoe stores — including several Fetch brands. Outfit everyone in the hottest new looks, including trendy boots, luxe loafers, and comfort casuals in the most popular brands from Nike, Uggs, New Balance, and more. And while you’re helping them put together the best outfit from head to toe, earn points toward gifting yourself a little something, too!
Here are a few of our favorites to save on the gift of the season’s best shoes:
Winter white is always a staple of the season, and when you pair it with the lug sole trend that has remained popular all year, you’ve got the hottest boots around! A top pick, like the Hayle Platform Chelsea Boot from Nordstrom, has a sturdy lug platform sole and major flared heel, plus a rocklike ribbed inset which makes slipping it on easy as can be.
The Y2k shoe is back again and having a major moment — though this time as a mini. Ugg Minis are being seen on everyone from Cher and Emily Ratajowski to Kendall Jenner and your favorite Instagram influencer. They are so popular, in fact, that they can be hard to find, but we spotted some at Nordstrom, a great Fetch gift card partner. So your friends who love the ultra-comfort and cuteness of these boots will appreciate that you went to the effort to seek them out… and you’ll appreciate that you saved so much by using your Fetch points!
Dad style is hot right now, which means those retro and comfy sneaks your Pops prefers also pair well with the season’s wide-leg and baggy pants. It also means any style maven will scream for New Balance shoes and sneakers. We found a variety of top-choice New Balance shoes — including the new Calia Collection — for a great price at Dick’s Sporting Goods, where your Fetch-earned gift card will save you even more.
Sneakerheads will be all smiles if they get to unwrap the gift of classic, yet stylish, Nike Air Force 1s. These shoes have a rich history with the Nike brand and are consistently Nike’s best seller every year. While there are plenty of places to find these popular shoes, your convenient Nike store likely offers the most comprehensive selection, from the standard white-on-white and black “It” sneaker versions to certain other colorways that make their way in and out of style and a variety of silhouettes that alternate in the spotlight.
Save on the Gift of Tech
Does saving money on the year’s hottest gadgets sound too good to be true? With gift cards accumulated from Fetch points, it can happen! And these finds are so good you’ll want to keep them for yourself, so go ahead and double up your cart and treat yourself, too — that just means more Fetch points to earn more gift cards — it’s a cycle of savings!
Here are a few of our favorites to save on the gift of the season’s hottest tech:
Apple offers a suite of smart home accessories, but one of our favorites is the smart video doorbell because it is truly the gift of peace of mind. Your recipient will be able to answer the door from anywhere and feel safer viewing the drop-off of packages and greeting service technicians. Users will see and hear everything with an expanded 223° diagonal field of view with an HD — and night vision-enabled camera that also zooms for increased clarity. Private and secure, stored footage is encrypted before it is stored in the Cloud.
The all-new RiotPWR Cloud Game Controller is a mobile console available at popular tech stores like Best Buy that takes your phone to a new level, allowing you to play mobile games, including xCloud, Stadia, PS Remote Play, Stream Link, Amazon Luna, and more, from wherever, whenever. The device even includes a one-month free game pass with 1,000 downloadable games — and even more on streaming — for hours of fun anywhere. Great for gamers of all ages, or for those who could use travel entertainment, set-up is fast and easy, so you can feel confident gifting one of the best and hottest tech items of the season.
Gamestop, a popular Fetch partner, not only has the coveted Nintendo Switch but also carries the newest best-selling games, including brand new Pokemon games that just came out in advance of the holiday season: Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. Gamestop also makes it easy to save money in-store and online by offering flexible payment options for the purchase of holiday gifts. This, coupled with any Fetch gift cards you may have earned from points accrual, means you can spread more cheer — and spread payment throughout the year.
More than a radio, gifting a Victrola Retro Radio with Bluetooth is like taking someone on a time travel vacation back to the 50s! This Bluetooth FM/AM radio with rotary dial is a great gift at Best Buy, perfect for the person who wants to decorate with a classic and elevated vintage look, yet prefers music the more modern way — with great quality sound and wide-ranging Bluetooth connectivity. In addition to Victrola’s commitment to antique craftsmanship, this radio has all of the controls you need, even to pair with smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This is a gift for streaming podcasts, listening to music, and making someone smile every time they look at it.
Save on the Gift of Beauty
Beauty on a budget is fine, but we know you really want to put a bow around the best and hottest makeup and skincare items of the season. So use your Fetch points to redeem gift cards to shop at some of the best beauty stores.
Here are a few of our favorites to save on the gift of the season’s most coveted beauty:
We all want our loved ones to unwrap healthy hair this holiday, and tresses need some extra love during the dry winter months, so we love the idea of gifting an Olaplex Value Set like those available at Sephora, Ulta Beauty, and Nordstrom. Choose from Hair Repair, Style & Strengthen, Smoothing, Bond Maintenance, or Ultimate Essentials — not all are available at each location — but each of which includes a variety of products to make hair visibly sleeker, stronger, and healthier. Sets always make fun gifts, but these sets aren’t merely great starters or travel uses, they may just change the life of your hair!
The best present for a nail-obsessed loved one is Essie! Easily found at all of your favorite places to purchase beauty products — including Target — drop a couple of these in your cart to have on hand as gifts for anyone on your list. Not only does Essie have sets with nail care essentials like cuticle oil, gel top coat, and tinted nail strengthener, but of course, they offer all of the colors to make the holidays merry and bright. And whether you choose any of Essie’s limited-edition holiday sets to gift or put together a group of fun colors on your own, you’ll find the perfect assortment of polishes and other nail care products to satisfy the most discerning fashionista — bonus points if that’s you.
Any friends with hair will thank you for this one! Revlon’s Dryer Brush, a dual blow dryer and round brush in one handy hair tool, has been trendy for some time, but now that it has gone viral on social sites like TikTok, these brushes are being snapped up by stylistas everywhere, including Target and Ulta Beauty. You can give the cool gift of the season, plus gorgeous volume and brilliant shine in a single step, and have everyone wishing you were their Secret Santa.
This gifting season, make your life easier by letting Sephora handle the real decision-making. Sephora annually highlights their Makeup Favorites and offers minis of the year’s most popular make-up. So all you have to do is pick up one or a handful of collection kits that include Sephora’s best-selling makeup products and skincare obsessions from brands you and your friends love or have been tempted to try. In addition to creating the season’s most on-trend looks, you’ll save money by racking up points toward future gift cards — or using those gift cards you’ve already snagged from saving up Fetch points this year.
Ulta Beauty, Amazon, and Kohl’s are all offering one of the season’s beauty gift best bets — the Fenty Glossy Posse Gloss Bomb Set. Each store is offering a collection of limited-edition Gloss Bombs in varying universally flattering shades, but no matter which one you select, your recipient is sure to love the colors and the quality. This one’s a glam gift, perfect for all of the party-hopping that’s sure to happen this season.
Save on the Gift of Home Goods
Let’s face it, we’re all embracing a little more of our homebody after the last few years, and that’s a good thing. We know these cozy options will be a hit — and that Fetch gift cards can help you gift hygge without the budgeting headache.
Here are a few of our favorites to save on the gift of the season’s trendiest items for the home:
It’s all about comfort this season, and Crate & Barrel is one of our favorite go-to Fetch brands for items that make our homes and personal spaces more cuddly and relaxing. Share some of that warmth with a throw blanket made from high-quality material and with a touchable texture that helps them and you get in the spirit of the season. Consider gifting a fun print or pop of color that makes a decorating statement and adds to the festivity of the holidays.
Charcuterie boards are the trend of the moment, and odds are that no one you know has enough cutting boards or charcuterie platters to display all of the meats, cheeses, or butter board creations they’ll dream up for entertaining. So find them on Amazon — and use a gift card earned from Fetch points to save money! Amazon has a full range of cutting boards and charcuterie board sets that make excellent and functional presents for anyone who cooks, entertains, and wants to wow their guests.
Have foodie friends and family who love to create in the kitchen? Home Goods has highly reputable brands at a discount, so your Fetch gift card can go even farther toward gifts and goodies. With new shipments of merchandise to treasure hunt here each week, it’s hard to narrow down just one type of gift from Home Good’s stocked shelves, but we always find great kitchen standards like stainless steel mixing bowls with lids, nonstick bakeware sets, and cast iron Dutch ovens to name a few.
We haven’t met a friend or family member yet who didn’t appreciate the beautiful packaging and subtle or seasonal fragrance from a Bath and Body Works candle. Candles can change the atmosphere and ambiance of a room instantly, and they make great gifts for all ages and personality types. From nostalgic, natural, and holiday scents to aromatherapy, Bath & Body Works has a candle for everyone on your list — the hardest part may be deciding which one! But even then you’re in luck as B&B has great prices on candles and almost always offers multiples on sale.
Even before you add on the toppings, this one’s the tops! Bed, Bath & Beyond is a great Fetch gift card partner and a smart place to shop for any home and kitchen gadgets of the season. This includes the still-popular air-fryer and K-cup convenient Keurig as well as the latest viral sensation… an ice cream maker! Not only do the latest versions make making and enjoying frozen treats easy and fast — like under 20 minutes fast — but their simplicity provides for an experience that can involve the whole family. Sounds like a cool winner that you can nab with some serious savings.
Now that you’ve identified so many great gift ideas for your trendsetting friends and family, don’t forget that you can double dip into savings on your holiday shopping with Fetch! First, you’ll save money by making your purchases with gift cards earned from the points accumulated by uploading your receipts to Fetch, but each receipt from your gift giving also earns you additional points toward future gift cards to save even more.
That’s right! Every receipt earns you a minimum of 25 points, with special offers and purchases of featured brands earning up to hundreds or even thousands. So no matter whether you take our suggestions in this gift guide or already know where to find the perfect present for everyone on your list, with your holiday shopping it is fast and easy to accumulate points. And once you have enough, you can once again convert your Fetch points — for free — to any of a variety of gift cards that can be used at your favorite travel destinations, restaurants, and stores.
What are the best things to buy with gift cards you’ve earned from Fetch? Only you can really say, but holiday gifts are a smart way to save money on plenty of the presents you plan to purchase this season. And saving makes us very merry indeed!
Kate Michael is a Writer, Emcee, On-Camera Host and Fashion/Commercial Model.
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