These 7 sneakers make the perfect gift for this Christmas and beyond

·Yahoo Sports Contributor
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Photo: Champs Sports, Foot Locker, Adidas
Photo: Champs Sports, Foot Locker, Adidas

It's officially December 1 and you're all out excuses: It's officially time to start the gift buying process. With so many options and retailers to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to determine which brand deserves your business. 

For the ultimate sneakerhead in your life or the budding enthusiast whose 2022 resolution is accumulate more footwear, the perfect gift for them is obviously a new pair of kicks they can wear in December and beyond. Sneakers, like most things this year, have been selling fast. A pair you had your eye on in the morning might not be around by the time you're ready to purchase in the afternoon. But, we spotted seven great pairs with plenty of sizes in colors remaining in stock that you can add to your cart today.

From a classic pair of Jordan Low's to a favorite in the Adidas family, scroll on for our picks for great footwear for the sneaker fanatic in your life. They're so nice, we don't blame you for ordering a second pair for yourself.

Jordan AJ 1 Low SE Utility

Blue and tan Air Jordan 1 Low
Photo: Foot Locker

Jordan sneakers are normally so rare to find, so the minute any are in stock, we recommend definitely purchasing. This particular pair draw inspiration from the rugged look and feel of workwear, just slightly polished and suitable to pair with more ensembles.

$110 at Foot Locker

Reebok Question Mid Class of '16

Photo: Champs Sports
Photo: Champs Sports

To celebrate the drop of the Question Mid “Class of ‘16,” Reebok released a short film featuring Allen Iverson and students from Philadelphia’s After-School All-Stars program, one of the largest free school-based after-school program providers in the country. Spotlighting the DIY creativity of these young ballers as they play on makeshift basketball hoops throughout the city, the film serves as the final iteration of the “Courting Greatness” campaign, which empowers players to create playable basketball spaces where they may not exist.

$150 at Champs Sports

Forum Mid Shoes

White Adidas sneaker with 3 teal stripes
Photo: Adidas

The original basketball sneaker practically transformed the game in 1984, and the delightfully retro upgrade comes in an array of colors to choose from. Our favorite details include a padded ankle strap and X-detail, which coincidentally pays tribute to the original conception.

$100 at Adidas

Blazer Mid '77 Vintage

White high top shoes with black Swoosh
Photo: Nike

We love the Blazer kicks because they go with virtually anything. Gift them a pair with a neutral tone. The old-school look is bound to turn some heads.

$100 at Nike

Air More Uptempo '96

Photo: Nike
Photo: Nike

The Air More Uptempo have been a Nike favorite for years, and your recipient likely needs a new pair if the their first set was purchased in 1996. It has all the same graffiti graphics you know and love, now upgraded with Air Max cushioning for more comfort.

$160 at Nike

Motorsport Shoes

Lime green shoes
Photo: Puma

Your recipient in need of a little color in their life? Look no further than these sneakers from Puma. These have the high-end motorsport looks that's edgy but finishings refined enough for daily wear. Available in also a bright blue colorway.

$120 at Puma

574v2 Shoes

Gold and maroon New Balance shoes
Photo: New Balance

New Balance says the 574 "was built to be a reliable shoe that could do a lot of different things," and we certainly agree. The soles are durable, the colors are fun and most importantly, is extremely versatile.

$80 at New Balance

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