Google releases predictions of popular holiday gifts from Apple iPhone, PlayStation 5 to Fat Brain Simpl Dimpl

There are some gift ideas with a COVID-19 element from blue light blocking glasses to coffee makers to heaters.

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Before you make a list and check it twice, Google has a tip for you: These are the 100 holiday gifts it predicts your loved ones will want to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

Many of the products on the Google Shopping 100 list will come as no surprise with the latest Apple products — Watch Series 6, iPhone 12 and iPad Air 4 — new Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X included. Three Google products including two versions of the Pixel and Google Chromecast with Google TV also made the list.

And there are some gift ideas with a COVID-19 element from blue light blocking glasses to coffee makers to heaters.

The list, posted at, was compiled by combing through several months of Google search data, the company said, identifying which products had risen in popularity and extrapolating to make a “forward-looking prediction of popular products.”

“This is only our prediction of what’s going to trend, so it will be interesting to see how things actually play out over the shopping season,” Google spokesperson Craig Ewer said.

“If there’s anything we’ve learned this year, it’s that 2020 is full of surprises!”

Holiday sales have kicked off earlier than past years with more deals being offered online-only as retailers look to reduce crowds and eliminate the need to rush into a store.

Experts say it’s critical for retailers to start the season early as consumers will be faced with restrictions on how many can be in a store at a time and concerns about online orders not arriving on time.

It’s not unusual for some products to be hard to find during the holiday season, when shoppers are clamoring for gifts and deals.

But “during a holiday that’s impacted by COVID, there may be even more’’ shortages, says Karl Haller, Consumer Center of Competency leader and retail industry expert for IBM Global Business Services.

Ewer and experts recommend getting a jump start on holiday lists to avoid being empty-handed.

“If you find it, it’s probably the right time to go ahead and get it because ... there will be a little more scarcity than we’ve seen in the past,’’ said Rod Sides of Deloitte.

Tech gifts

• ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080

• Oculus Quest 2

• Apple Watch Series 6

• Apple iPhone 12

• Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

• Google Pixel 5

• Google Pixel 4a

• Samsung Galaxy Watch3

• Google Chromecast with Google TV

• Apple iPad Air 4

• Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2


• SteelSeries Arctis 7P

• Samsung Q900 8K TV

• Samsung Galaxy A11

• Sony BRAVIA X900H 4K UltraHD

Kitchen gear

• Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker

• Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fry Oven

• Ball Mason Regular Mouth Jars

• PowerXL Vortex Air Fryer

• Stoneware Kitchen Canister Sets

• KeurigK-Duo Essentials

• Rectangle Serving Platter Acacia

• Cotton Candy Makers

• Ninja Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill

• Expert Grill 30QT Turkey Fryer

Toys and games

• Fat Brain Simpl Dimpl

• Barbie Dreamhouse

• Chuckle & Roar Pop it!

• Harry Potter HP Mystery Wand

• LEGO Super Mario Adventures

• Crayola Globbles

• Rainbow High Sunny Madison

• Anki Vector Robot

• Zuru 5 Surprise Mini Brands Series 2

• Na! Na! Na! Ultimate Surprise Mix

• Reversible Octopus Plushie

• Paw Patrol Adventure Playset

• The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition Set

• Coraline in Raincoat

• Barbie 3-in-1 Dream Camper

• L.O.L. Surprise! House Gaming

• Sony PlayStation 5

• Microsoft Xbox Series X

• Microsoft Xbox Series S

• Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

• Madden NFL 21

• FIFA 21

• NBA 2K21

• Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+ 2

• Ghost of Tsushima

• NHL 21

• Mafia: Definitive Edition

• Star Wars: Squadrons

• Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

• Marvel’s Avengers

• Cyberpunk 2077

• Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Sports and fitness

• The North Face Women’s Yukiona Mid Boots

• Fitbit Versa 3

• The North Face Women’s Shellista III Mid

• Airwalk Men’s Snowboard

• ESPN Air Powered Hockey Table

• 5th Element Grid Wide Snowboard 2020

• Nike KD Trey 5 VIII Basketball Shoes

• The Coldest Sports Water Bottle

• Segway E12 Electric Scooter

• Brooks Ghost 12

• Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggles

• HotHands 10-Pack Hand Warmers

• Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainer

• Skechers Men’s Max Cushioning Premier

Home goods

• White Artificial Christmas Tree with Lights

• Propane Steel Patio Heaters

• Bissell CrossWave 1785

• Snow-Tipped Winter Greenery Wreaths

• Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro


• Personalized Christmas Stockings

• The Comfy Wearable Sherpa Blanket

• Equate Invisible Cool Mist Humidifier

• Beautyrest Zuri Oversized Faux Fur

• Heated Throw

• The Big One Supersoft Plush Throw

• Shark VM200 Wet/Dry Vacuum

Health and beauty

• Dior Men’s Sauvage

• Oral-B iO Series 9

• Blue Light Blocking Glasses

• Dyson Airwrap Complete

• Revlon Pro Collection Hair Dryer and Volumizer

• Zedwell Miss Rose Box Makeup Palette

• Cloud by Ariana Grande

• Dyson Supersonic

• Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser

• Oral-B Pro 1000

• Morphe The James Charles Artistry Palette

• Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler Sets

• L’Oréal Telescopic

• Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

• Hero Cosmetics Mighty Ance Patch

• Philips Sonicare Protective Clean 4100

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