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9 types of people you’ll encounter this winter (and what to buy them for the holidays)

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As temps drop and the festive season approaches, so do the people around us begin to morph into the winter versions of themselves - for better or worse. We’re rounding up some of our favorite holiday gifts from Walmart, no matter who you’re buying for.

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For the guy who finds lots of creative ways to call in sick and hit the slopes, make sure he’s got the gear to do it well. The Boulder Men’s Gear Bib is made for all types of winter activities: boot gaiters for strapping into ski or snowboard boots, Cordura reinforced seat and knees, and chest stow pockets for holding the essentials while zipping down a mountain. There will be no holding him back from the snow, thanks to its waterproof and durable nylon outer shell.
Price: $125


For the guy or gal who hosts the most epic holiday parties (and makes a killer cocktail), get them the standout bar cart their home has been missing. The mid-century details, like the unique silk-screen printed glass top and the metal craftsmanship, will add the right amount of decor to their homes. Let them pile on the cocktail mixers and roll it out to where the crowds are congregating — it’ll be the hit of the party, and they’ll only have you to thank for it.
Price: $124


Your friend refuses to meet you at a bar when the temperatures drop, but she’ll happily invite you for a night of bingewatching. (Or not, she’s happy to do it alone.) Get her the gift of comfort foods to get through the season, and one of the most desired gifts of 2019 — the instant pot. This one has the functions of a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sautee, yogurt maker and warmer all in one appliance. Now just invite yourself over some soup and make a cozy, wintry day of it.
Price: $79.99


"Lives" may be a strong word, as we know the kind of havoc winter can wreak upon our beauty routines. But for your friend who somehow finds a way to look impeccable in this weather, up her daily routine with a hair dryer that can stand up to the dry cold. Advanced ionic technology reduces frizz from your blowout, while the long-lasting motor minimizes drying time, a win win.
Price: $152.95


Your family member appears to have been born without the ability to feel cold — reward them for this feat with a tent that stands up to the chill. What makes this tent perfect for cold weather? Its quick assembly in under two minutes, as the poles come attached to the tent. Its rainfly will keep your adventurer dry so they can get back to the outdoors.
Price: $149


Who says the kids on your gift list deserve all the fun? Upgrade your sibling’s gaming console with the new Xbox One S 1TB All-Digital Edition for hours of entertainment. The disc-free console comes with a bundle — Sea of Thieves, Fortnite Battle Royale, and Minecraft — to start the holiday off on the right foot.
Price: $149


This is for the true entertainment junkie in the family: The Sony Playstation 4 does so much more than just gaming (although the Playstation 4 is great for that, too). This upgraded console lets you watch Blu-ray and video content, store up to 1TB of gaming files, and access Playstation Vue to watch your favorite shows. Price: $262.89


For your family member who posts everything to Instagram and turns every family gathering into a professional photo shoot, get them a camera worthy of the event. The Canon’s EOS Rebel T6’s 18-megapixel CMOS image sensor and its DIGIC 4+ Image Processor will seriously upgrade their picture quality to a level 100, even with in low light. Bonus points for its Wifi connectivity so they’re able to upload their snaps immediately — and you’ll get all of those gifting bonus points, too.
Price: $399.99


Pecan pies at Thanksgiving? Sugar cookies to decorate for Santa? Treats for the entire office? Show the baker in your life a little bit of gratitude with an improved stand mixer. There's nothing he or she can't conquer with this KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, thanks to the versatile mixing heads and 10 speeds. Mix, whip, knead, it does it all - and even prevents ingredient spillover and flour puff. It doesn't hurt that it also looks impeccable on the kitchen counter, too; every pro baker needs a status mixer to show off. Who knows, maybe they'll even treat you to more homemade goods with this gift.
Price: $279

Need more gift inspiration? We’ve got you covered.

For the snow-obsessed

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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Men's Evertherm Hooded Down Jacket

Made with EverTherm Down Insulation for maximum warmth and the longest-lasting moisture-shedding finish on nylon shell, this jacket will keep anyone toasty on and off the slopes.
Price: $$149.50--$279.00

Sorel Men's 1964 Premium T Tobacco Ankle-High Leather Snow Boot

Stylish and sturdy for staying dry (and upright) in the snow. The leather is waterproof, and the vulcanized rubber shell to keep your feet dry in whatever weather comes.
Price: $123.00-$211.00

Alpine Swiss Mens Waterproof Gauntlet Ski Gloves

3M thinsulate is thick enough to trap heat and keep hands toasty, but is also breathable and moisture-wicking, perfect for winter sports. (And of course, they're waterproof — also important for playing in the snow.
Price: $16.99

RaceWax Quick Tune Ski Snowboard Wax Tuning Kit

What's jampacked in this kit? An edge beveler, a cutting file with an edge tool, wax, wax scraper, and so much more.
Price: $39.97

Smith Optics Maze Adult Helmet

The construction makes this lightweight ski helmet a jack of all trades. Its AirEvac technology allows for superior goggle integration, and the removable ear-pads and self-adjusting lifestyle fit system assure an adaptive, comfortable fit. And vents help keep airflow moving.
Price: $89.88

Oakley 59-576 A-Frame 2.0 Animalistic Ski Goggles

These goggles come with anti-fog prizm lenses and a triple layer of moisture-wicking polar fleece face foam, so they're comfortable all day.
Price: $125

For the host or hostess in your life

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Holiday Plaid Reindeer Throw Pillow

Who doesn't need a cheery pillow for the holiday season? Perfect for a guest room or to throw on a sofa.
Price: $38.16

Lodge Enameled Cast Iron 5.5 Quart Dutch Oven, in Red

A showpiece for your stovetop, when your gift recipient isn't using it for broiling, braising, baking or roasting in the oven. A gift that'll give back in delicious meals over and over.
Price: $39.94

“Aura” Hammered Copper Bar Tools Set

A standout for anyone's bar cart, this copper tool set comes with a cocktail strainer, jigger, bar knife, bottle opener, and an ice bucket with tongs.
Price: $51.14

Better Homes & Gardens Silver Honeycomb Finish Stemless Glass

The oenophile in your life definitely needs a new set of wine glasses, especially one that will stand out at her next party.
Price: $24.99

Better Homes & Gardens Rectangle Marble Serving Paddle

A marble cutting board is always a surefire gift for the one who casually throws together a cheese platter for your night in. This one has a broad handle for one-handing it, and a leather hook for hanging and dislplaying it.
Price: $16.67

David Tutera Matte Gold Taper Candle Holders, 3 Pack

Perfect for spicing up a mantle or dining room table, these candles are a surefire gift for those who love a good tablescape.
Price: $18.90

For the one who can’t stand the cold

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Russell Hobbs 1.8L Stainless Steel Electric Cordless Kettle

No easier way to heat up hot water quickly than with this electric kettle, especially one that's this chic . It heats up quickly and shuts off automatically when the water is ready. Price: $49

Ninja Coffee Bar® System

This coffee maker will be a hit with the caffeine obsessed. It allows you to choose a serving size — even a pod-free single cup of coffee — and brew type (even iced coffee!) for the perfect cup of joe, and even comes with a fold-away milk frother.
Price: $159

Chanasya Super Soft Fuzzy Fur Elegant Throw Blanket

Who doesn't need a faux fur wrap this time of year, anyways? This one doesn't shed, can be washed in the machine, and is big enough to cover a bed or throw on the couch.
Price: $29.99-$49.99

WoodWick Ellipse Candle - Frasier Fir

A cozy candle to get through a freezing night? A no-brainer gift.
Price: $24.87

Portland Boot Company Faux Fur Trim Slipper

Genuine suede leather and shearling come together for the only slipper your friend will reach for this winter.
Price: $19.99

For the friend who looks impeccable, even in a blizzard

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Living Proof Restore Hair Mask

Friends don't let friends go all winter with lackluster hair. The Living Proof Restore hair mask is ideal for damaged hair, restoring moisture levels and damaged hair cuticles, repels dirt and oil for fewer washes, and protects hair from future damage. Price: $29

Clarins Hydraquench Cream Face Mask

The gift of moisturized, dewy skin? Priceless. This face mask restores freshness and moisture to dehydrated skin in five to 10 minutes, thanks to two special ingredients: Katafray, which draws moisture into the skin, and Sorbier Bud, which stimulates microcirculation for that hard-to-achieve glow.
Price: $26.99

Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

Olaplex to the dry winter hair rescue: the Perfector No. 3 repairing treatment is a weekly intensive restoration product that can be used to strengthen weak, breakage-prone hair.
Price: $24.85

Lokks Circular Pearl Pin Hair Clip 2pk

Get your friends on the pearl train and the hair clip accessory trend all in one gift: the circular design makes for a chicer barette for holiday parties or a Friday night.
Price: $19.99

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum

Upgrade your recipient's perfume game, and they'll love you for life. The Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum smells just like the garden you've always dreamed of: it's a blend of jasmine, tuberose, orris root, honeysuckle, sandalwood, vanilla, orange, and green notes.
Price: $8.00

Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense Hair Mask

A deep-acting treatment is just what your curly-haired friend needs: this mask will detangle and give hair nutrition for a more manageable coif.
Price: $27

For the outdoors obsessed

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Ozark Trail 7pk Camp Tool Set

Refresh your loved one's gear before they head outdoors: This pack comes with a 6-in-1 multitool, headlamp, flashlight, two lanterns (one LED) paracord bracelet, 5-liter dry bag, and a coffee mug. Price: $29

Ozark Trail 30 Degree Camo Mummy Sleeping Bag

What makes for a great sleeping bag? Two-layer construction with offset stitching helps keep the cold out, plus a 3D thermal collar to keep the neck and chest area warmer (as anyone . who's slept in a subpar sleeping bag will know is a must). This one also comes with an inner pocket to hold valuables and additional loops to keep the liner in place.
Price: $29.95

Ozark Trail 30-Ounce Double-Wall, Vacuum-Sealed Stainless Steel Tumbler

A sturdy coffee cup is a must, whether you're camping or just taking a road trip. This stainless steel tumbler's double wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks hot or cold for hours on end. It's also BPA-free, rust-proof, and sweat-free.
Price: $8.74

Ozark Trail Folding High Back Chair with Head Rest

Relxation is important in the great outdoors; this folding chair has high back support and a headrest to bring an added sense of comfort to your next trip.
Price: $39.95

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Men's Microtherm 2.0 Stormdown Hooded Jacket

An ultralight but toasty coat made of Responsible Down Standard (RDS)-certified down insulation and a recycled polyster shell.
Price: $149.40

Eddie Bauer Women's Downlight Jacket

Who doesn't need a lightweight and windproof shell for their next trip? This one's ripstop polyester shell has a StormRepel DWR finish, which sheds moisture so it doesn't soak in. Price: $149.40

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