56 thoughtful gift ideas for your wife, from a perfume discovery set to a personalized photo collage

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Putting extra care into picking out a thoughtful gift for your wife is a great way to make her feel special and show your appreciation for all she does. If you tend to get stuck coming up with gift ideas for your wife, you’ve come to the right place.

Of course, the best ways to show your appreciation for your loved ones can’t be bought. Nothing can top showing your gratitude with patience, support, and love. But when it comes to the tangible, though, a great gift for her can enhance the gratitude we show through our actions.

Whether there’s a birthday or anniversary coming up, or you just want to show her some extra love, here are gift ideas for your wife she’s sure to love, from romantic gift ideas to personalized gift options.

Browse all of the best gifts for your wife below, or jump to a specific gift category here:

Here are 56 of the best gifts for your wife

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Romantic gifts for your wife

A beautiful bouquet of flowers

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Fields of Europe for Spring Bouquet, from $39.99, available at 1-800-Flowers

There’s so much to love about flowers: They’re aesthetically pleasing, colorful, and emit lovely fragrances through your home. Plus, for those who tend to procrastinate, they make for a good last-minute option.

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A way to discover a fresh new scent

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House of Sillage Perfume Discovery Set, $35, available at House of Sillage

Now she can test out seven new alluring fragrances to find a favorite thanks to this discovery set. House of Sillage also has gift wrapping and gift message options.

An enchanting candle

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Diptyque Baies Small Candle, $38, available at Diptyque

A scent from Diptique is a classic gift — and for good reason. The aromas are unique, without being overpowering. This tangy scent with flowery accents is just right for an everyday smell that’s still romantic. You can also find more of our favorite candle brands here. 

A ‘just because’ toast

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La Marca Prosecco, $15.99, available at Wine.com

Celebrating someone you love is an opportune time to pop open a bottle of bubbly. This bottle is well-priced, and though it’s not the fanciest gift on its own, it’ll pair nicely with something else from this list. 

A special pair of earrings

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Zodiac Stud Earrings, $35, available at AUrate

You can’t go wrong with getting her a pair of everyday earrings. These ones come in all different zodiac signs, which add just the right touch of personalization. If she’s not into the signs, they’re still a really nice, simple pair of studs.

A modern twist on love letters

Gifts for wife How do I Love Thee

How Do I Love Thee From A-Z, $20, available at Uncommon Goods

Fill in the blanks about why you love your spouse. This little book holds 26 prompts, from A to Z, that let you express why you love and appreciate her. It is all bound together as a small book that she can have as a thoughtful keepsake forever.

Sentimental gifts for your wife

A sweet photo collage

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Personalized Photo Heart Collage, $59.95, available on Etsy

Send in 50 to 100 photos of you and your wife and get them turned into a personalized heart collage you can hang in your home. You can even add custom text to the canvas it’s mounted on and you can choose from four sizes.

A sentimental map

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Grafomap Custom Map, from $49, available at Grafomap

Make her a totally custom map of one of her favorite places. Pick your location, then get to customizing. Grafomap lets you choose your own colors, write your own labels, and zoom in or out, for a map that is 100% unique. 

A collection of your best memories

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Snapfish Photo Book, from $12.99, available at Snapfish

Even though it has become so easy to scroll through old photos with your phone on Facebook and Instagram, there is something special about a tangible photo book that you can look at. These are nice to leave around the house, flip through every now and then, and be reminded of the memories that fill the pages. 

A thoughtful piece of home decor

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Hand Embroidered State Pillows, $196, available at Uncommon Goods

Give her some state pride with one of these beautiful pillows hand embroidered with each state’s cities, towns, famous sites, cultural icons, and more. Pick a state that means something to her like where she was born, went to college, or where you met. These vibrant pillows are so unique; they’ll look great in your home and are definite conversation starters.

A portable printer

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HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, $77.99, available on Amazon

If she’s always documenting moments on her smartphone, she’ll love having the opportunity to turn all of those memories into real prints. All she has to do is connect her phone to the printer with Bluetooth, then quickly print her favorites into physical prints she can hang up or frame. Pick out a favorite photo of the two of you to get her started and add an extra special touch.

A nostalgic trip down memory lane

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Create Your Own Reel Viewer, $14.95-$29.95, available at Uncommon Goods

Dive headfirst into some nostalgia with a reel viewer like the ones you had as a child. Customize the reel with pictures of your favorite memories. It’s a really fun way to reminisce about the past and is sure to get you and your partner feeling sentimental.

Unique gifts for your wife

A wearable blanket

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The Comfy Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket, $39.99, available on Amazon

She’ll never be cold again thanks to this super cozy wearable blanket. Perfect for lounging around the house or cuddling up in at night, it comes in numerous color and pattern options to suit her tastes.

A cute, custom phone case

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BaubleBar x Off My Case iPhone Case, $78, available at BaubleBar

A new phone case is always a fun little accessory update. Give her one that can be customized to say something that matters to her; think names, initials, favorite foods. You can get creative with what you want the case to say, as long as it fits within the 12 character maximum.

An eye-catching print of her favorite city

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City Prints by Carolyn Gavin, $40, available at Uncommon Goods

These sentimental yet meticulously crafted prints highlight ten major cities that your wife may hold dear to their heart. Each print is a bit different than the next, but they all share the depiction of their city’s most notable landmarks. 

A cute, custom gift box

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Greetabl Gift Box, starting at $10, available at Greetabl

Greetabl is the spot for times when you want to give those “just because” kind of gifts. The box also functions as the greeting card, to which you can add your own personal photos. Then you can pick two small gifts from a group of curated items like Sugarfina gummies or sweet-smelling soap. It’s a small gift with the opportunity to add a lot of personal touches.

A funky pair of socks

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Jimmy Lion Mid-Calf Socks, $12, available at Jimmy Lion

If you’re looking to put a smile on her face, gift her a pair of these funky socks. The crazy patterns and bright colors make getting dressed a lot more fun. 

A curated box of surprises

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brēō box One-Time Gift Purchase, $159, available at brēō box

Brēō box is a service that makes curated boxes full of unique and actually useful items. The contents of the box are always different, centering around everyday essentials, fitness, health, and tech items — and they’re always seasonal. If they love the first box, you can even gift them a subscription

Food and drinks gifts for your wife

A high-tech spice grinder

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FinaMill Spice Grinder, $29.97, available on Amazon

This nifty battery-operated spice grinder expertly grinds up dried spices and herbs at various coarseness with the simple touch of a button. Just pop in the interchangeable and refillable pods and enjoy freshly ground pepper, minced garlic, finely chopped onion, and more.

A gift to satisfy any wife’s sweet tooth

Gifts for wife Sugarfina Champagne Bears

Sugarfina Champagne Bears, $20, available at Neiman Marcus

Treat your wife to some of the cutest sweet treats around. Sugarfina makes adorable gummies inspired by — and sometimes infused with — alcohol like champagne and rosé. They’re just as pretty to look at as they are delicious to eat.

Fancy olive oil that’ll instantly elevate any dish

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Alive Olive Oil, $37, available at Brightland

If they spend a lot of time in the kitchen, they probably already know the merits of high-quality olive oil. A drizzle of Alive from Brightland adds a vibrant, zesty flavor to any dish, plus the beautiful bottle will look great on display in their kitchen. 

Something small but sweet

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Bees Knees Spicy Honey, $15, available at Amazon

This sweet and spicy honey will be a welcome addition to your kitchen. It’s a thoughtful gift for an adventurous foodie who’ll appreciate this hand-infused, locally made update to the classic sweetener.

A wine holder for drinking outdoors

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Woven Wine Tote with Glasses, $50, available at Uncommon Goods

If she loves picnics, but also loves your nice glassware too much to bring it outside, this basket with its glass holders makes a great gift. You can say goodbye to red Solo cups and finally drink out of a proper wine glass.

A taste of Japan by way of yummy snacks

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Bokksu Tasting Gift, $44.95, 3-month box, available at Bokksu

If they love exploring new cultures through food, they’ll appreciate this curated box of gourmet Japanese snacks. In this Bokksu box, they can expect to find between 10 to 14 snacks, a tea pairing, and an in-depth guide that details every product included. 

A fun read for a wine lover

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“The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert” by Richard Betts, $13.15, available at Amazon

This book is a great gift for a wine connoisseur or someone who is trying to get there. Written by a master sommelier, it uses the scratch and sniff method to make understanding the basics of wine a little less intimidating and a lot more fun.

A cookbook that’ll inspire her next cheese plate

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“Platters and Boards” by Shelly Westerhausen, $16.39, available at Amazon

She’s already the hostess with the mostest, but that doesn’t mean she won’t appreciate some inspiration for how to make her famous cheese plates and charcuterie boards even better. This book is filled with plenty of party-ready spreads along with the perfect meat and drink pairings for every platter.

A handheld milk frother

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Aerolatte Handheld Milk Frother, $19.99, available at Bed Bath & Beyond

You know how she takes her morning coffee, so why not make it a little easier to get a rich, frothy cappuccino at home? It’s a little gadget that can make a huge difference for her morning ritual. 

A really nice apron

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Five Two Ultimate Apron, $45, available at Food52

If one of her greatest joys is cooking, make sure she’s suited up with some of the best cooking accessories around. This lightweight cotton apron has smart pockets to keep all the essentials at arm’s reach, built-in potholders, and even comes in some really cute colors she’ll actually want to wear.

Coffee from around the world

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World Explorer’s Coffee Sampler, $32, available at Driftaway

At the intersection of globetrotter and coffee connoisseur is this sample set. This box contains four unique coffees sourced from around the world, which vary depending on the season and other conditions. It’s a great gift that’ll make morning coffee a little more exciting.

Self-care gifts for your wife

An exciting new read

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Book of the Month Membership, $49.99/3 months, $89.99/6 months, $169.99/12 months, available at Book of the Month

For the wife that loves to read, give her the joy of getting lost in a book. Book of the Month curates some of the best new reads and has your pick delivered to your door as a hardcover each month. It’s a great way to discover great new books and authors, plus if you sign up now you can get a free book.

A supersoft bathrobe

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Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe, $99, available at Nordstrom

This is everything you want and need in a robe — lightweight, soft, and warm without being heavy. Even though robes are meant to be worn after showering, while getting ready, or lounging, she’ll wish she could wear this one more often — it’s that comfortable.

A luxurious exfoliator to keep skin smooth

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Necessaire The Body Exfoliator, $30, available at Sephora

Necessaire’s clean beauty products come in beautiful, minimalist packaging that looks as good in their bathroom as it feels on their skin. This gentle exfoliator will help them slough off dry winter skin for good. 

A candle inspired by notable scents

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Otherland Candles, $36, available at Otherland

We love Otherland’s candles, and we’re sure they will too. The assortment includes a selection of nostalgic aromas reminiscent of sandalwood, fig, and champagne, to name a few.

A Disney + subscription for her movie marathon

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Subscribe for $6.99/month or $69.99/year

Unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox make for a perfect movie marathon.

Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here. And if you need to give her some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

A cute and cozy pair of pajamas

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Eberjey Gisele Short PJ Set, $98, available at Shopbop

A comfortable pajama set can make bedtime much better. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to justify spending so much on an outfit you’ll never wear outside of your house. Since they might not be something she would buy herself, but you know she’d enjoy them, treat her to a comfy and colorful pair.

A new skincare routine

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Origins Our Best of the Best Set, $29, available at Nordstrom

Treat her to some pampering with this set of Origins bestsellers. With the mini sizes, she’ll get to test out some of the brands beloved products to figure out what she actually likes. 

A cute set of moisturizing bars

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Shea Body Lotion Bars, from $6.59, available at Etsy

These cute lotion bars pack in all of the benefits of shea butter as a moisturizer while being much more convenient than bigger containers. They’re available in cute shapes from hearts to honeycombs and come in four different delicious scents.

A mist made of calming essential oil

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Sleep Comes Easy Mist, $10, available at Grove Collaborative

Lavender, chamomile, and frankincense are revered for their calming properties. Give your partner all the tools she needs for a calm night with this mist. It can be used as a mist or pillow spray to wash any stress away and bring on major relaxation. 

A super-hydrating sheet mask

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Skin Laundry Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask, $10, available at JCPenney

For only $10, this little luxury will make her feel like she’s indulging in a spa experience. Simply leave this mask on for about 20 minutes to refresh and soften your skin. You might want to get two or three since she’s probably going to like these— and you probably will too.

A statement candle

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Voluspa Japonica Gardenia Candle, $30, available at Sephora

This candle has a mix of gardenia, tuberose, and Tunisian clove fragrances. If you’re not familiar with candle fragrances, all you need to know is that this will make a room smell delightful. Beyond the scent, the embossed glass jar is the final touch that makes this such a great gift.

Breakfast in bed

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Coston Breakfast Tray, $16.99, available at Wayfair

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I say it’s best served in bed. Use this tray to give them their favorite breakfast treats without ever having to leave the room. Of course, this tray is best paired with a delicious, home-cooked meal and a lazy weekend morning.

A refreshing body scrub

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Kiehl’s Gentle Exfoliating Body Scrub, $36, available at Macy’s

This refreshing scrub is gentle and leaves skin smelling great and feeling soft. She’ll thank you for this indulgent product that yields great results.

A hydrating gift set

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Laneige Hydration-To-Go! Normal to Dry Skin Set, $29, available at Sephora

This travel set is great for getting an on-the-go glow and includes some of Laneige’s most popular products, including the cult-favorite Lip Sleeping Mask. If they have combination or oily skin, don’t fret: Laneige makes an additional set.

Stylish gifts for your wife

A delicate, personalized gold bracelet

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Lalinne Jewelry Initial Bracelet, $22, available at Etsy

There are endless possibilities to how you can personalize this bracelet. The initials of kids, pets, or just the two of you are all thoughtful, personal takes on this delicate piece.

A summery pair of sunglasses

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Percey Sunglasses, from $95, available at Warby Parker

Treat her to a new pair of shades, just in time for sunny spring. This pair takes the classic tortoise and flecks it with pink for a fresh take. If pink isn’t really her color, you can find plenty of other styles at Warby Parker.

A practical toiletry bag

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Hunter Toiletry Bag, $35-$55, available at Dagne Dover

She probably already has a few toiletry bags to hold her trinkets while she travels, but this one — with its multiple pockets, removable mesh pouches, and waterproof neoprene material — reigns supreme. 

A socially conscious shirt

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Everlane 100% Human Collection, $9-$54, available at Everlane

Show your wife you appreciate her with a product that supports gender equality. When you purchase any shirt in 100% Human Equality Now Collection, Everlane will donate a portion of proceeds to the ACLU. Not only will she look great sporting this socially conscious message, but you can feel good about the fact that part of your purchase is going to a great cause.

A simple bar necklace

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Horizontal Engravable Bar Necklace, $280, available at Mejuri

Jewelry is a classic gift and this simple bar necklace is timeless choice. Engrave it with a name or saying of up to 10 characters for some personalization. 

A cozy pullover

Patagonia Synchilla Fleece

Patagonia Synchilla Lightweight Snap-T Fleece Pullover, $119 available at Patagonia

Whether you love hiking together or simply spending time on the couch, this pullover is absolutely worth its received hype. We love many of Patagonia’s pullovers and sweaters because of their always dependable quality, durability, and comfort level. 

The comfiest sneakers she’s ever worn

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Women’s Wool Runners, $95, available at Allbirds

Allbirds have reached cult-like status for their superior combination of comfort, style, and convenience. Each pair is made out of Merino Wool, which makes them super soft inside and out, plus they’re machine washable so she can wear them wherever life takes her. 

A new pair of leggings for her favorite workout

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High-Waist Alosoft Sheila Legging, $98, available at Alo Yoga

Great workout clothes can totally change the tone of a workout — look good, feel good, right? This pair of performance leggings is perfect for her yoga practice, and cute enough to wear around town after that too. If you want to complete the outfit, throw in a matching top

Luxury gifts for your wife

A gorgeous set of glassware

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Estelle Colored Wine Stemware (Set of 6), $175

Elevate your wife’s stemware collection for her next wine night in or dinner party with these stunning, handblown glasses. Sets are available in rainbow hues from cobalt to blush and you can even mix and match colors. 

Flowers that will last all year

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Custom Small Box, $179, available at Rosebox

Getting a bouquet of roses is a sweet gesture, but a chic box of fresh stems that will last a full year takes it to the next level. Yes, you read that right. Rosebox arrangements are real flowers that are carefully preserved to stay fresh for a full year without any maintenance. Choose from a range of sizes from mini boxes to large centerpieces. Roses are also available in an array of color options from classic red to bright turquoise or lavender.  

A chic weighted blanket

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Cotton Napper, $249, available at Bearaby

Weighted blankets have been shown to help reduce anxiety and help some people sleep better. This soft and luxurious version from Bearaby is chic enough to leave draped over the couch as a decor accent and cuddly enough to curl up in for a cozy night in. It also comes in five different color options and three different weights for a more customized experience.

A smartwatch she’ll wear daily

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Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS), $399.99, available at Target

The Apple Watch Series 6 is the best smartwatch Apple currently sells. Your wife will certainly appreciate that it comes with top-of-the-line health features, a brighter display, and fast charging.

A royally-approved travel tech organizer

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Stow Travel & Tech The First Class Leather Case, $511, available at Stow London

This stylish tech travel case will keep all your wife’s accessories organized on your next trip and comes with a Stow-branded USB and portable power bank as extra perks. Plus, it’s royally approved. Meghan Markle has been spotted traveling with this very case. Choose from eight different colors and add embossed or hand-painted initials to it for an extra personal touch.

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Although mothers may be challenging to shop for – humbly resigning to the phrase “you don’t have to get me anything” – I can safely say she’ll love anything from this gift guide.

As a professional product reviewer and as someone who’s gifted their mom many of these items, this list can help you find what you’re looking for or, at the very least, spark some inspiration.

Whether she’s into the latest and greatest tech, loves to read, or wants to update her work-from-home wardrobe with comfortable loungewear, there’s something for her, below.

Here are 66 of the best gifts for Mom:

A tablet that does it all

Fire HD 10 Tablet

Fire HD 10 tablet, $149.99-$249.96, available on Amazon

The Fire Tablet will be Mom’s new best friend. Choose from four different colors and 32 GB or 64 GB storage. She can spend up to 12 hours reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music before needing to recharge. It’s the perfect handheld size for switching between her emails, video calls, and shopping lists, too.

Luxe slippers with a cozy cashmere blend

Margaux Slippers

Slippers, $138-$158, available at Margaux

Made from a soft wool-cashmere blend and cushiony foam padding, Margaux slippers feel like stepping into a cloud. She’ll enjoy wearing any of the three styles — Slide, Ballet, or Cozy — around the house. Margaux Fit Specialists are also available to chat about sizing questions.

Popular leggings with a no-slip fit

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Daily Legging, $89, available at Vuori

Vuori is well-known for its super-soft fabrics and flattering cuts, and the Daily Leggings are just another example. This style looks like a pair of joggers but fits like a pair of leggings. The high waistband and drawstring allow for a snug feel while the brand’s smoothing technology gives an airbrushed appearance.

Read more about the Daily Legging here.

A voice-assisted remote for all her streaming needs

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Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $49.99, available at Amazon

She can access hundreds of streaming services, including HuluNetflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more, with this affordable entertainment hub. Plus, Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes with Amazon Prime Video. This model supports up to 4K Ultra HD. 

A weighted bathrobe

Gravity x Modernist Terrycloth Weighted Robe

Gravity x Modernist Terrycloth Weighted Robe, $130, available at Gravity

Help your mom relax in comfort with the new terrycloth weighted robe from the Gravity x Modernist collection. It features a removable inner weight aimed to reduce stress with its deep pressure stimulation.

A hardcover photo book for any mother figure

Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book

Hardcover Photo Book, starting $69, available at Artifact Uprising

Honor any mother figure with a custom hardcover photo album that commemorates their best life moments. You can tie in her life story with a display-worthy dust jacket that puts her front and center. Choose from 11 fabric binding colors to complement her bookshelf or coffee table.

A DIY knit sweater

Wool and the Gang Julia Sweater Kit

Julia Sweater Easy Knitting Kit, $84, available at Wool and the Gang

Gift the mom who loves crafting with an easy DIY knitting set. This kit includes a pair of knitting needles, a sweater pattern, and your pick from 29 yarn colors. She can create a hip-length sweater that’s lightweight enough for the summer or to layer under winter clothes.

A personalized watercolor pet print

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Custom Pet Portrait, starting at $39, available at Etsy

Does your mom have a pet she treats like her own child? Honor the family pet with this custom, hand-painted portrait. Send in a favorite photo and this Etsy store will transform it into beautiful, high-quality artwork. 

The weighted sleep mask that’s the ticket to instant sleep

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Nodpod Weighted Eye Mask, $34, available at Anthropologie

Move over, weighted blankets. These eye masks have gentle weights with just the right amount of pressure to lull her to sleep. The four equally weighted pods let her rest easy no matter her sleep position. 

A cardigan that’s a crossover of style and comfort

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Everlane Texture Cotton Cardigan, $98, available at Everlane

You can never go wrong with a cardigan, especially one as comfy as this. If your mom is like mine, she has a go-to “restaurant” sweater or “movie theater” sweater. Gift her a new favorite with this minimalist ribbed design.

Read more about our favorite cardigans here.

Custom haircare products that cater to her hair goals

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Personalized 8 oz. Shampoo and Conditioner Set, $29.99, available at Function of Beauty

Function of Beauty revolutionizes haircare by creating a custom line of shampoo and conditioner that’s based on her hair type and goals. She can choose the formula’s color and fragrance as well as add personalized details like her name on the bottle.

Soft, crisp sheets and bedding

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Brooklinen Queen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $198, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen Queen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, $240, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are the ones I always recommend to friends, family, and readers who email me, for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and comfort.

The Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything she needs to completely makeover her bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. Each bundle includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet cover, and four pillowcases. Brooklinen also sells comforterspillows, candles, and blankets

A fancy candle set

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Otherland Candles The Threesome, $89, available at Otherland

Candles make any home smell great, and this fancy candle set from Otherland will look gorgeous in any room in her house. It includes three coconut and soy wax blend candles in beautiful glass vessels. Each candle burns for 55 hours — that’s a lot of time that your mom can spend enjoying this gift.

Read our review of Otherland here.

Barack Obama’s bestselling book

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A Promised Land by Barack Obama on Kindle, $17.99

If Mom likes to read, Barack Obama’s bestselling book ‘A Promised Land’ is probably on her reading list. Instead of risking having a hard copy arrive late, you can gift her the Kindle version. 

A cozy lounge kit

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The Cozy Lounge Kit, $95 (originally $123) [You save $32], available at LIVELY

If anyone deserves a relaxing day off, moms are often at the top of the list. This chic lounge set includes LIVELY’s All Day Lounge Set, “Hit Snooze” Sleep Mask, The Best Day Ever Socks, and The Cotton Duster to maximize coziness — and it comes in a gift box for easy wrapping.

A high-speed charger for her phone

Anker Fast Charger

Anker Nano 20W USB-C Charger, $16.99

The latest iPhones don’t come with a charging adaptor in the box, so if Mom is getting a new phone soon, she’ll definitely need one of these. It charges three times faster than the typical Apple charger and is physically the same size.

Alexa-enabled glasses

Echo Frames

Echo Frames Smart Glasses, $249.99

If your mom loves tech, she’ll think these smart glasses are from the future. Amazon’s Echo Frames allow for open-ear audio, hands-free calling, and access to thousands of Alexa’s skills.

A water bottle that solves all pain points

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Watter Bottle (32 oz), $44.95, available at Hydro Flask

Hydo Flask’s products have a cult following for a number of reasons: The double-walled vacuum seal keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours on end, many products come with a lifetime warranty, and the bright colors add a bit of fun to something that’s otherwise thought of as ordinary. 

A gift card for fun frames

Warby Parker

Gift Card, from $50, available at Warby Parker

If Mom is on the hunt for a new pair of glasses, Warby Parker is an excellent place to start. The brand’s versatility, size flexibility, and relatively reasonable prices will give Mom plenty of options to choose from, and she can try up to five pairs at home for free

Read our full review of Warby Parker’s at-home try-on service.

A luxurious bathrobe

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Parachute Classic Bathrobe, $99, available at Parachute

A plush bathrobe will make every shower feel like a trip to the spa. Parachute’s soft Turkish cotton robe comes in four great colors: white, mineral, blush, and stone (pictured). 

Read our full review of Parachute’s Classic Bathrobe here.

A Disney Plus gift subscription

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Disney Plus Gift Subscription, $79.99 for a year, available at Disney Plus

In addition to hundreds of classic Disney movies, old shows, and original programming, Disney Plus has tons of new content, including everyone’s favorite “The Mandalorian.” If Mom doesn’t already have Disney Plus, now’s the time to get it for her. Bonus points if you pair it with a Baby Yoda gift.

Here’s everything to know about Disney Plus and about its gift subscription.

A sunflower growing kit

Gifts for Mom Garden Kit

Backyard Safari Garden Grow Kit, $18.99, available at Amazon

Kickstart Mom’s gardening career or add a pop of color to her existing crops with this foolproof gardening kit. This kit includes six varieties of seeds, all within a recycled egg carton to sustainably start the growing process.

The Amazon Echo

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Amazon Echo, $99.99, available at Amazon

There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things moms should find charming. 

A fresh flower bouquet

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The Bouqs Co. bouquets, available at The Bouqs Co., $39 and up

UrbanStems bouquets, available at UrbanStems, $60 and up

We’ve ordered bouquets from The Bouqs Co. and UrbanStems and both offer gorgeous flower arrangements, potted plants, and even dried bouquets, and they’re delivered quickly, too. 

A cute potted plant instead of flowers

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Shop The Sill’s selection of plants from $20

The Sill is a relatively new startup that’s making the process of choosing and buying house plants much easier. This gift set is just one of many options you can choose from — you can even shop based on which plants are pet-safe. 

The gift of comfortable loungewear

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Shop all women’s loungewear and sleepwear, available at Tommy John

Tommy John E-Gift Card, $25-$250, available at Tommy John

The Insider Reviews team is positively smitten with Tommy John’s loungewear and underwear — so much so, we named the latter one of the best women’s underwear brands in our buying guide, so you can be sure Mom will love it too.

A personalized bracelet

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Custom Coordinates Bracelet, from $7.99, available at Etsy

The subtle engraving on this small, delicate bracelet will always remind Mom of somewhere special. You can choose from silver, gold, or rose gold to match her daily jewelry, while the coordinates will still allow this piece to stand out in her mind.

A chic convertible bag

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Maestra Bag, $895, available at Senreve

She never has to worry about this bag going out of style — it’s three styles in one. The Maestra can switch between a shoulder bag, top-handle bag, and backpack, so she can wear it with all sorts of looks. While it’s a pricey purchase, the high-quality materials and design will last a lifetime in Mom’s wardrobe. 

A blanket that demonstrates your love

Gifts for Mom Etsy Blanket

Love Letter Blanket, from $135.15, available at Etsy

Handwritten letters are always heartwarming, and this blanket takes the sentiment to the next level. The custom text can be woven into the blanket in a pre-made font, or you can choose to emulate your own handwriting for an extra personal touch. 

Pearl hoop earrings

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Mejuri Pearl Hoops, $65, available at Mejuri

Get your mom a beautiful pair of earrings or a necklace with her zodiac sign that she can wear every day. Mejuri is a favorite jewelry startup of ours, so I’m guessing a lot of moms will love this Canadian company’s delicate jewelry too.

A delicious treat from Milk Bar

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Check out all the goodies in Milk Bar’s Gift Shop from $24

Milk Bar’s treats will definitely satisfy her sweet tooth. Choose from a limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake Cake, the bestselling B’Day Truffles, and plenty more.

A wooden gift crate with 2 pounds of cheese inside

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Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box, $95, available at Murray’s Cheese

Cheese lovers will find a lot to like in this wooden gift crate (yes, crate) from Murray’s Cheese, which includes 2 pounds of English cheddar, brie, cave-aged Gruyere, and one-year-aged Manchego along with snacks to pair with each cheese: spiced cherry preserves, sea salt and olive oil crackers, and Marcona almonds. My mouth is watering just writing this caption …  

A custom map poster

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Grafomap Custom Map Poster, from $49, available at Grafomap

Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your mom’s hometown, her college town, her favorite travel destination, or the place where she got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination.

Read a full review here.

A really good mug she can take camping or into the office

Gifts for Mom Yeti

Yeti Rambler 14 oz. Mug, $29.99, available at REI

With a vacuum-insulated interior and secure top, this mug works for just about any occasion. Whether she wants to tote her hot oatmeal to the office or enjoy some chili while camping, this is what she’ll want to use. 

A skincare gift set for glowing skin every day

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Mini Fresh Faves Skincare Set, $35, available at Sephora

This facial gift set from Fresh is made up of a flight of travel-sized masks, so she can roll out of bed with dewy, glowing skin every day.

Check out even more great and affordable beauty gifts she’ll actually use.

A heated massager to melt the day away

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InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager with Heat, $49.97, available at Amazon

After a long day, all she wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While she can’t get a real massage every day, you can give her this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give her a quality massage for much less.

A ‘book of the month’ membership

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Book of the Month Monthly Membership, $49.99, available at Book of the Month

If she loves to read and isn’t ready to go 100% digital, a Book of the Month membership is the perfect gift. This gift membership gets Mom her pick of the best new books for $12.50 to $15 a month depending on the length of subscription you choose to give her (three, six, or 12 months). She can also request extra books if she reads more than one book a month. 

A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99, available at Amazon

On the other hand, if she’s tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift. The latest version is waterproof too! 

Read a full review here.

Comfortable, breathable slip-on shoes

Wool loungers

Allbirds Wool Loungers, $95, available at Allbirds

Cult-favorite footwear startup Allbirds is a great destination for gifts. Its Wool Loungers are ridiculously soft, breathable, and supportive — and even machine washable! We tried them and loved them, so we can safely say your mom will too. They currently come in six colors and are suitable for indoor and outdoor wear. 

A weighted blanket to help her sleep better

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Bearaby 15-pound Cotton Napper, $169, available at Bearaby

Made of soft organic cotton just like her favorite T-shirt, this weighted blanket can help her fall asleep faster and its buttery softness is perfect for wrapping up in.

An indoor herb garden that requires zero effort

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Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening Kit, $99.95, available at Click & Grow

Every chef knows that cooking with fresh ingredients like basil can make a big difference. The Click & Grow Smart Garden is a self-watering system that allows even the most amateur gardeners to quickly and effortlessly grow herbs and vegetables. We tried it and were impressed with how well it worked, and how truly effortless the process was.

Super comfortable, high-waist leggings

Mother's Day Gifts: Spanx Active leggings

Spanx Booty Boost Active Leggings, $98, available at Spanx

Whether or not she wears yoga pants to work out or to run errands, she’ll feel comfortable and stylish in this pair from Spanx. They’re breathable, supportive but not suffocating, and surprisingly comfortable, offering more stretch than similar compressive leggings I’ve tried that make them much easier to get into and out of. I’m not sure what witchcraft went into the design, but they also manage to create a smooth-all-over look that I love. 

Read more about Spanx’s Active Leggings here and every Spanx product we’ve ever tried here.

A bottle of lavender bubble bath

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L’Occitane Relaxing & Foaming Lavender Bubble Bath, $39, available at Amazon

This lavender-scented bubble bath from L’Occitane is one of the best ways to relax after a long day of work. 

A marble watch

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MVMT Laurel Marble Watch, $96, available at MVMT

She’ll love this unique, marble-face watch featuring gold detailing and a caramel leather band. 

A Le Creuset Dutch oven

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Le Creuset 5 1/2-Qt. Signature Round Dutch Oven, $160, available at Williams-Sonoma

At $160, this Le Creuset Dutch oven is the most expensive piece of cookware in my kitchen, but it is also my most used. It comes in tons of colors, so you can choose Mom’s favorite. 

A cookbook for ‘Girl Meets Farm’ fans

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“Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm” by Molly Yeh, $19.54, available at Amazon

Not only does this cookbook contain more than 120 delicious recipes (make the Asian Scotch Eggs!), you’ll also find tons of personal stories and beautiful photos of Food Network star and award-winning blogger Molly Yeh and her family.

A cutting board in the shape of the state she calls home

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Totally Bamboo State Cutting & Serving Board, $29.99, available at Amazon

Available for all 50 states as well British Columbia, Puerto Rico, Long Island, and Ontario, this uniquely shaped cutting and serving board doubles as kitchen decor.

A Daily Harvest gift box

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Daily Harvest 9-Cup Gift Box, $75, available at Daily Harvest

If she’s always trying to find new ways to prioritize her health, help her out with some Daily Harvest cups. You can prepay for nine cups, which she can redeem and pick out herself. She can choose from smoothies, oat bowls, soups, and other bowls of healthy food that are super easy to take on the go. 

A sous vide for making tender, perfectly cooked meat

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Anova Nano Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker, $129, available at Amazon and Target

The Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Mom’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, but it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time. I got my mother-in-law one for Christmas a couple of years ago, and she still sends me pictures of how amazing her food comes out almost every time she uses it.

A roomy work bag with tons of pockets

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Dagne Dover Legend Tote, $149, available at Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover’s Legend Tote is a sophisticated and spacious work bag with a padded laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, and other thoughtful interior pockets that will keep her organized and always ready to go. 

Read why we’ve dubbed Dagne Dover as the best work bag for women here.

A Rent The Runway Unlimited membership

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Rent The Runway Gift Card, from $69, available at Rent The Runway

Perfect for the woman who “never has anything to wear,” Rent The Runway lets her rotate her wardrobe with the latest styles from more than 450 fashion brands, like Diane von Furstenberg, Tory, Burch, and Tibi. She’s able to rent up to 16 items at a time — and Rent The Runway takes care of all her dry cleaning, shipping, and insurance costs. We tried the membership and loved it

An Italian leather wallet that can be monogrammed with her initials

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Cuyana Classic Zip Around Wallet, $175, available at Cuyana (+ $15 for monogram)

A sophisticated leather wallet instantly elevates a busy woman’s everyday style and keeps her organized when she’s on the go. You can get this Italian leather wallet from Cuyana in seven colors. We really love the Stone leather version that has a surprise red lining on the inside for a pop of color. 

A jewelry holder

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Catbird Swan Ring Holder, $32, available at Catbird

This ornate swan is a subtle jewelry holder that’ll dress up a bathroom countertop or nightstand.

A foam pillow from a popular mattress startup

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Leesa Pillow, $79, available at Leesa

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this luxurious and supportive pillow from one of our favorite mattress startups, Leesa. It’s so good it’s listed in our buying guide to the best pillows.

A room diffuser

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Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Scent Surround Room Diffuser, $98, available at Nordstrom

A more modern alternative to potpourri, a diffuser is a grown-up way to add a subtle fragrance to her home.

A personalized T-shirt

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Known Supply Personalized Women’s Fitted Crew, $32, available at Known Supply

You can personalize this comfortable Pima cotton tee with “mom” or “mama” — or any other name up to nine characters — in cute, loopy cursive. 

A gift subscription to a popular coffee club

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Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $60, available at Atlas Coffee Club

If her veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a gift subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag. 

A pair of sunglasses that will stay on

Gifts for Mom Maho

Tulum No. 2 Sunglasses, $150, available at Maho Shades

If Mom loves to spend time outside but doesn’t want to sacrifice style for functionality, these shades have an extra sturdy grip meant to keep them snug through more intensive activity. 

A crossbody bag with a hand-painted monogram

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Leatherology Meadow Mini Camera Bag, from $110, available at Leatherology (+ $40 for hand-painted monogram)

This leather crossbody bag comes in tons of colors and is great for travel and daytime outings — for an extra $40, you can customize it with hand-painted monogram. 

A retro-inspired electric kettle

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SMEG 50’s Retro Style 7-Cup Electric Kettle, $159.95, available at Williams-Sonoma

With this retro-inspired electric kettle in her kitchen, she’ll spend much less time making tea and more time enjoying a cup. It comes in 10 fun colors, like pastel green, pastel blue, and bright red.

A box set of loose-leaf teas

Gifts for Mom T2

T2 Tea Five Greatest Greens Assorted Tea Sampler Gift Box, $15, available at Amazon

Let her sit back and relax with this set of fragrant green teas, including China Jasmine, Sencha Peach, and Japanese Sencha. If green tea isn’t her thing, T2 also has gift boxes for black, herbal, and fruity teas. Choose the “Subscribe & Save” option and she’ll always have a stocked tea supply. 

A heart snapshot

Heart Snapshot Mix® Photo Art

Minted Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art, from $29, available at Minted

Collect some of her favorite pictures and turn them into unique photo art for as little as $29.

A DNA test kit

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23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test, $199, available at 23andMe

This genetic test kit from 23andMe is a unique and cool gift idea for any mom who’s interested in learning more about her family history.

A FabFitFun box

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FabFitFun E-Gift Card, $49.99 -$179.99, available at FabFitFun

Sign her up for FabFitFun, a quarterly beauty subscription box that sends its members full-size products instead of those tiny samples.

An alarm clock that uses light to wake her up gently

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Philips Light Alarm Clock, $99.99, available at Amazon

Moms work hard and they often have to wake up early. Just because she has to wake up before the sun rises that doesn’t mean she has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.

Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake her up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so she can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. This clock is one of the top picks in our buying guide, so you can be sure she’ll love it.

A pendant necklace

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Set & Stones

Set & Stones Cheyenne Mama Necklace, $198, available at Nordstrom

Your mom will want to keep this pendant necklace very close to her heart.

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54 clever, affordable gifts from Amazon under $50 that anyone would love

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Your friends and family don’t necessarily want an expensive gift, and it’s a myth that a higher price tag means a present is more meaningful. It doesn’t take more than $50 to bolster your mother’s watercoloring hobby, or improve your brother’s morning routine with a new coffee thermos.

Finding a perfect gift also doesn’t necessarily need to require an hour of your time in the trenches of Amazon search results. Below, we’ve rounded up 54 of the best finds on Amazon – with all the perks of easy, fast shipping and saved payment information.

Check out all 54 cool gifts under $50 on Amazon:

A watercolor set that’s great for beginners

 Norberg & Linden Watercolor Paint Set Under $25

Norberg & Linden Watercolor Paint Set, $15.99

Everything they need lives in this watercolor starter kit: a 36-color palette, a 12-page watercolor pad, and six brushes of various sizes. Not only does this set contain all of the essentials for a newcomer, it’s also portable. The pad measures in at 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches, and the watercolors themselves come in a lightweight, covered pan. Family and friends of all ages can enjoy painting with this kit.

A journal for maximizing productivity and organization

SELF Journal by BestSelf

BestSelf Co. Self Journal, $31.99

For the high achiever in your life, this productivity journal can help further motivate them to be their best self. This journal’s 240-page, 13-week, daily layout provides templates to get them headed in the right direction to accomplishing their many goals. It also includes spaces for them to jot down what they’re grateful for, wins, tasks, and lessons.

A jade roller for the beauty enthusiast

Roller Anti Aging Jade roller Therapy under $25

Ginger Chi Jade Roller, $23.99

They can pamper themselves on the regular with this jade roller from Ginger Chi. It’s made from 100% certified Xiuyan jade along with silver nickel. The double-sided roller helps to reduce puffiness and increase elasticity, with a larger end for all over your face and a smaller end for tighter areas. A travel pouch and a tester of the brand’s Regenerating Serum also come with the jade roller, making it perfect for novices and travelers alike. This product has even earned a spot as best for beginners in our guide to the best jade rollers.

A portable cooler bag for spring and summer excursions

Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag

Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag, $29.99

Look no further than this convenient, hefty, and compact cooler bag. They can travel in style to spring and summer picnics, camping trips, and beach days. The padded handle and removable shoulder strap make it comfortable to carry, while its ability to collapse makes it easy to store. It’s also large with a 24 liter capacity, meaning they can fit all of their essentials in one insulated bag.

A stylish bucket hat for any season

A stylish bucket hat for any season

The Hat Depot 300N Unisex Bucket Hat, $10.99-$13.99

They’ll appreciate this bucket hat that’s both trendy and protective. It comes in just about any pattern and color — neons, tie-dyes, camos, and neutrals are just a few of the options. This hat is made of 100% cotton and includes eyelets for a more breathable feel. Plus, the nearly 2.25-inch brim will keep their skin and eyes protected from the sun.

A coffee table that’s more than just decor

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“Humans” by Brandon Stanton, $17.50

A coffee table book is a great housewarming gift. But this hardcover book does more than just look pretty. It’s an expansion of Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” photography project. Page after page follows Stanton’s travels across the world, documenting portraits and short, but impactful stories of the people he’s encountered. 

The gift of light

LED Ring Light

AIXPI LED Ring Light, $19.35

Give the gift of light with Insider Reviews’ best budget ring light. This simple, easy-to-use light has everything that phone videographers need to get started. It includes a tripod setup that’s easy to move and adjust to your angles. You can also toggle between its three different light settings — white, warm yellow, and warm white — to find your perfect glow. 

An ambient moon lamp

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DTOETKD Multi-Color Moon Lamp, $17.99

Earning the title as Insider Reviews’ best multi-color moon lamp, this light basks the room in 16 different soothing hues. Its wooden stand props up the 3D moon and, thanks to its sleep timer, you can fall asleep to its glow without needing to worry about leaving it on all night. 

A portable picnic blanket

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Oniva Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote XL, $32.99

The Oniva Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote is a huge blanket that fits six people easily. Our Insider Reviews team loved it so much they named it the best picnic blanket overall. Its soft fleece interior has water-resistant backing that folds up quite compact.

A Bluetooth microphone to sing karaoke

Rose Gold Wireless Karaoke Microphone

Wireless Karaoke Microphone, $19.99

It’s a gift for everyone to enjoy, whether or not you can carry a tune. You can connect your phone and play music through the microphone’s speakers, and turn the volume up and down depending on your comfort. It’s the perfect thing to shake up a night in or to break the ice at a holiday gathering.

A vintage puzzle that doubles as cute home decor

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Cavallini Papers & Co. Butterflies 1,000 Piece Puzzle, $26.49

All the puzzle lovers in your life will be beyond grateful for this gift. From house plants to constellations, Cavallini Papers & Co. puzzles are both challenging and aesthetically pleasing. Once they’re done, they can frame it and hang it up as wall decor. 

A smart home camera at a fraction of the cost

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Wyze Alexa-Enabled Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera, $25.98

With 18,000+ five star reviews, the Wyze Indoor Camera is a popular and inexpensive smart home option that rivals expensive models. It’s Alexa- and Google Assistant-enabled and lets you view anywhere on your mobile device.  

The viral all-in-one hair dryer that’s like an at-home blowout

Revlon One-Stop Hair Dryer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, $42.71

This all-in-one hairdryer gained a cult following on TikTok and won the hearts of the Insider Reviews team. It rivals luxury hair tools like the Dyson Airwrap at a tenth of the price. It’s a gamechanger for cutting down on time spent getting ready, without sacrificing your look. 

A media streamer that can turn a basic TV into a smart one

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Roku Streaming Stick+, $43.99

Essentially, the Roku Streaming Stick+ is your standard media streaming stick and can convert a basic TV into a smart one that can stream Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and more. It’s Alexa-enabled, too, so you can control it by voice.

Homemade breakfast made with a heart-shaped waffle maker

Amazon gifts under $50 Dash

Dash Mini Waffle Maker Machine, $17.99

Get up early, and make your friend, significant other, or family member heart-shaped mini waffles for breakfast. The Dash Mini Maker is compact enough to keep for special occasions without cramping your kitchen, too.  

A wooden caddy tray for the world’s most luxurious bath

Amazon gifts under $50 bathtub tray

Royal Craft Luxury Bathtub Caddy, $44.97

Few things are as luxurious as a long bath filled with plenty of activities and treats. This one is waterproof, slip-resistant, and designed to accommodate one or two bathers at once. 

A compilation of the love letters of great men

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“Love Letters of Great Men”, $13.95

If you find yourself at a loss for words, let the love letters of great men do the talking for you. This volume includes love letters written by Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Napoleon Bonaparte, James Joyce, John Keats, Dylan Thomas, and more. 

A calendar for dog lovers

Amazon gifts under $50 We Rate Dogs

WeRateDogs 2021 Calendar, $13.83

If they’re a dog person (and even if they’re not), they’ll appreciate waking up each day to a new pup photo with an exciting backstory. The calendar follows the same format as WeRateDogs’ popular Twitter account, and don’t worry, every dog receives a rating of at least 11/10.

A vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle that people swear by

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Hydro Flask 12 oz Travel Coffee Mug, $18.71

Hydro Flask is a cult favorite for its water bottles, and these vacuum insulated stainless steel mugs work just as well. They’ll keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to twenty-four hours.

A USB-C hub adapter for MacBooks

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Lionwei USB-C Hub Adapter, $29.99

Upgrading laptops do come with a few annoyances. If their new MacBook only has USB-C inputs, this hub adapter will give them access to other devices, including SD cards, flash drives, and USB printers. 

Anker Nano 20W USB C Charger under $25

Anker Nano 20W USB-C Charger, $16.99

This year’s iPhones won’t come with a charging adaptor in the box, so if you’re getting someone a new phone during the holidays, they’ll definitely need one of these. The Anker Nano charges three times faster than the typical Apple charger and is physically the same size.

Echo Dot with Clock

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Echo Dot 4th Gen with Clock, $49.99

The newest Echo Dot is more convenient than ever. The all-new design features a larger speaker for better audio, a digital clock to display the time and timer countdowns, and all of Alexa’s other skills. 

A soap bar that’s a great life hack for tough stains

Amazon gifts under $50 Laundress

The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar, $6.50

This is another early Insider Reviews favorite because it’s relatively cheap and works exceptionally well. The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar is one of the only things that can bring white clothes back from the brink of donation piles, as we’ve attested in our roundup of the best things we bought on Amazon under $25

An unfussy cookbook meant for hosting one person or many

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“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking” by Samin Nosrat, $18.81

“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” is a New York Times bestseller and a James Beard Award winner for a reason. This book offers a great explanation of exactly why food tastes so good, breaking it down into four main elements.  

A powerful wireless charger for their desk

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Anker Wireless Charger, $41.95

Get them a wireless charger that lets them charge their phone without having to plug it in or take off their phone case first. 

A durable, inexpensive Fire tablet

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Fire 7 Tablet, $49.99

Amazon’s Fire tablets are a relatively great deal for a tablet if you’re not looking for anything super high-performance driven or luxe. For the average user, they’re a good fit. It’s Alexa-enabled, so you can ask for quick access to music and entertainment or messages and calling, and it has up to seven hours of battery life. 

You can shop the latest versions for a bit more money here.

A portable laptop desk

Amazon gifts under $50 lap desk

AmazonBasics Adjustable and Portable Laptop Table, from $39.98

As more and more people find themselves working from home, a laptop desk is essential for comfort, convenience, and efficiency. This model is height-adjustable, so it can easily double as a breakfast tray or writing station. 

A notebook that they can fill with their favorite travel memories

Amazon gifts under $50 travel journal

Maleden Spiral Bound Traveler Notebook, $12.99

If they’re always recounting memories from their favorite trip, a travel journal is an excellent place for them to put all of these stories to paper. This particular model comes with binder rings, so they can easily include tickets, photos, and other mementos.

A popular reusable shopping bag in a fun print

Amazon gifts under $50 Baggu

Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag, from $12

Baggu bags are popular for a reason — they come in tons of fun prints and can fold down to pretty much nothing even though they can hold 50 pounds of stuff. If you’re looking for another option, we also like Ecobags

A candle that pays homage to their favorite place on Earth

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Homesick Candles, $34

Gift them a candle customized to smell like their beloved hometown, college town, or favorite getaway. 

A bestselling book

Amazon gifts under $50 Crawdads

“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, $11

A bestseller and one of the most talked-about books, “Where the Crawdads Sing” is an ode to the natural world and a heartbreaking coming-of-age story. It’s set in a coastal town in North Carolina and follows a possible murder and the local suspect, the misunderstood Kya Clark, who’s been known simply as “Marsh Girl” for years.

A tough, wind-resistant umbrella they can rely upon

Amazon gifts under $50 umbrella

Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella, $21.95

Hear me out. It may seem boring, but everybody needs an umbrella, and this is way better than whatever version they bought the last time they veered into a CVS while it was raining. We think it’s the best umbrella you can buy thanks to how well it resists wind and how long it lasts, and they’ll find themselves thankful for it often. 

A portable and waterproof speaker

Amazon gifts under $50 Anker

Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, from $39.99

This wireless Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, durable, and easily portable. It has 24 hours of playtime and maintains sound quality even at high volumes. 

Another noteworthy book

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“On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel” by Ocean Vuong, $9.67

Ocean Vuong is an American poet, and “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” is his much-anticipated debut novel. Published in 2019, it’s a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read that delves into family history, addiction, violence, trauma, compassion, and tenderness. If they’re a bookworm looking for the next bittersweet American classic, you may want to start here. Looking for other options? Amazon has a list of 2020 bestsellers, and a list of 100 books to read in a lifetime

A cast-iron skillet with almost 10,000 five-star reviews

Amazon gifts under $50 Lodge

Lodge 10.25-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet, from $17.90

This 10.25-inch cast-iron skillet is one that became minorly famous online and garnered over 62,000 Amazon reviews. Lodge has been making cast iron cookware since 1896, so they’ve learned a thing or two about what makes a great kitchen tool. 

An electric bottle opener

Amazon gifts under $50 Oster

Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter, $19.99

This slim device cuts foil and uncorks wine bottles seamlessly, then stows easily out of sight. It has to be charged, but it’ll open 30 bottles per charge. 

Highly rated in-ear earbuds

Amazon gifts under $50 Panasonic

Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud Headphones, from $8.48

Whether for everyday use, the gym, as a backup, or just for travel when Bluetooth headphones won’t connect to the in-flight entertainment, there are ample uses for really solid in-ear buds with a stereo plug. This pair has an extended cord and three sets of ear pads for the perfect fit.

A famous hot sauce made from peppers grown in over 30 community gardens in the Bronx

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Small Axe Peppers Variety 3-Pack, $17.99

This all-natural, tangy hot sauce is best known for its part in the popular Youtube series “Hot Ones.” It’s made from peppers grown in community gardens across the US. 

Anthony Bourdain’s bestselling culinary and travel memoir

Amazon gifts under $50 Anthony Bourdain

“A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines” by Anthony Bourdain, from $13.19

This is Anthony Bourdain’s New York Times bestselling chronicle of traveling the world in search of the globe’s greatest culinary adventures. From California to Cambodia, Bourdain spent much of his adult life searching for the perfect meal.

A cold brew coffee maker

Amazon gifts under $50 cold brew

Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker, $19.99

This cold brew maker is as inexpensive as it is convenient, and it can even save hundreds of dollars per year. It easily fits into most refrigerator doors, is simple to use, and makes a good amount of cold brew at once. If they need more than one quart, there’s also a two-quart option under $40. 

The cult-favorite clay mask that took over the internet

Amaozn gifts under $50 Aztec Secret

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Facial & Body Mask, $14.95

The Aztec Clay Mask is one of those cult-favorite products of the internet that’s driven from the obscure depths of Amazon to beauty vlogs, Youtube testimonials with over 4 million views, and even the Sephora beauty blog.  

It’s been called “the world’s most powerful facial,” and it’s also under $10. It can be mixed with water, but it works best with a little bit of apple cider vinegar. You can read a full review here.

A universal USB wall charger that fits four devices

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Anker 4-Port USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug, $25.99

Double the outlet space with this four-port USB wall charger. Its advanced charging capacity also means their tech will charge faster than average.

An Atlas Obscura calendar full of daily photos and tidbits about the world’s strangest and coolest places or festivals

Amazon gifts under $50 Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura Page-A-Day 2021 Calendar, $15.99

The Atlas Obscura calendar is a fun, novel way to infuse each day with an anchor of appreciation and wonder for the world. There are hundreds of photos that celebrate the world’s strangest and coolest places, festivals, and foods. Travelers and life-long learners are particularly good candidates for this one.

A milk frother so they can make their favorite coffee or hot chocolate drinks from home

Amazon under $50 Powerlix

PowerLix Milk Frother, $17.95

A milk frother is an unexpectedly convenient tool to have around the house, and it can make an otherwise normal cup of coffee or hot chocolate closer to what you’d buy at the cafe. With it, they can make lattes, cappuccinos, and frothy coffees every morning for less.

The best travel pillow we’ve found

Amazon gifts under $50 Trtl

Trtl Travel Pillow, from $29.99

We know it sounds gimmicky, but these travel pillows from Trtl really do make a difference, which is why we’ve voted them the best travel pillows you can buy. Once traveling is safer, it will offer a better, more restful sleep on the move. There’s a slightly more expensive version that’s even better, too. 

A delicious gift basket of caramel, chocolate, and crunchy gourmet treats

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Chocolate, Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket, $37

For less than $40, you can gift gourmet chocolates and caramels pre-wrapped in a keepsake basket. The set includes seasonal favorites like caramel corn, chocolate pretzels, and peanut brittle. 

A hair turban that will cut drying time in half

Amazon gifts under $50 Aquis

Aquis Original Microfiber Hair Turban, from $20.99

Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels have inspired a slew of rave reviews online, including one from our own team of product reviewers.

The towels are made from a proprietary fabric called Aquitex that’s composed of ultra-fine fibers (finer than silk) that work to reduce the amount of friction the hair experiences while in its weakest state. It also prevents hygral fatigue — the stretching and swelling of wet hair that makes it vulnerable to frizz and damage — by cutting the hair’s drying time by 50%.

A keychain that finds their keys for them

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Tile Pro with Replaceable Battery, from $34.99

Never let them lose their keys again. This Tile keychain pairs with their smartphone so they’ll always be able to locate them. Conversely, you can press the Tile button to locate your phone if it’s lost, even if it’s in silent mode. 

A charging case that protects and charges wireless devices on the go

Amazon under $50 Mophie

Mophie Wireless Power Capsule External Battery Charger, $20.89

This compact, portable case charges wearables like the Fitbit Flex, Beats by Dre, and JBL Wireless Earbuds on the go. The 1,4000 mAh rechargeable battery translates to about 60 hours of audio playback in wireless earbuds. 

Alexa-enabled smart plugs

Amazon gifts under $50 Wemo

Wemo Mini Smart WiFi-Enabled Plug, $29

These plugs turn your devices into smart tech. They help your giftee control their lights and appliances from a free app on their phone, or by voice using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. 

A hilarious card game

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What Do You Meme? Party Game, $29.99

This hilarious popular card game brings together the funniest memes of the Internet with over 350 caption cards for funny combinations. 

A highly rated pump with universal wine stoppers to keep open bottles fresh for longer

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The Original Vacu Vin Wine Saver with Two Vacuum Stoppers, $16.99

This hyper-popular pump and universal wine stopper set keeps open bottles of wine from prolonged exposure to the air, which is what causes the breakdown of its character and taste. This version makes a “click” sound when the user has managed to create an airtight seal and has almost 3,000 five-star reviews.

A photo book from one of the most renowned wildlife photographers

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“Polar Obsession” by Paul Nicklen, $38.81

Paul Nicklen is an acclaimed Canadian photographer, film-maker, and marine biologist known for his work in the Arctic. He’s a frequent contributor to National Geographic and has won the BBC Wildlife Photographer award of the year as well as the prestigious World Press Photo award for photojournalism, and this coffee table book is a beautiful homage to polar landscapes. 

A powerful external battery

Gifts for coworkers Eleject

Elecjet PowerPie, $49.99

It’s not groundbreaking to give your partner a portable charger, but they’ll find themselves grateful for it repeatedly. It’s perfect for traveling and commuting, when it’s safe to again, and acts as insurance for long days away from home. It reportedly charges iPhones twice as fast as the original iPhone charger.

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27 personalized gifts to give this Mother’s Day, including custom floral arrangements and monogrammed necklaces

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  • When it comes to shopping for Mother’s Day, it can be hard to find a gift that nobody else owns.
  • That’s why personalized gifts are always a good idea, as they would undeniably belong to her.
  • Whether it’s a custom phone case or a monogrammed shirt, she’ll appreciate the extra thought.
  • Still looking? Check out more Mother’s Day gift ideas here.

Editor’s note: It’s likely that many families will be spending Mother’s Day apart this year due to the impact of coronavirus. Nothing takes the place of time spent together, but if you’re looking to send a gift to Mom in lieu of a visit, we hope this list will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

A personalized item, even if it’s the simple addition of a monogram, goes a long way in showing that you put thought into the gift. It makes the recipient feel special whenever she uses or wears it, and one person in our lives who undoubtedly deserves to feel special is Mom.

From monogrammed suitcases for the world traveler to photo gifts and special maps that could only belong to her, these personalized gifts take the extra step to make a big impact this Mother’s Day.

Get creative in personalizing these 27 Mother’s Day gift ideas:

A refillable, leather journal with her initials

Leatherology Medium Journal

Personalize the Medium Journal at Leatherology, $70 + $10-$15 monogram

For the mom who loves organizing her thoughts or jotting down to-do lists, a monogrammed leather journal is the perfect gift. This one is sure to last, since she can order as many paper refills as she needs.

A flower arrangement curated by you

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Personalize a flower arrangement at Floracracy, $155-$350

Floracracy guides you through the personalization process with questions about the occasion, the receiver, the message, and the aesthetic. After the brief questionnaire, you can choose the shape, size, color palette, and flowers that match your mom’s likings. This service is a great way to elevate the run-of-the-mill Mother’s Day bouquet into something special for her. You can read more about our experience with Floracracy in our guide to the best online flower delivery services and our full review.

A candle with a custom message on the back

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Personalize the Thank You, Mom Candle at Homesick Candles, $34 + $5-$15 personalization

This floral-scented candle may look ordinary, but she’ll find a heartfelt message from you when she turns it around to see the back. You can write custom notes on both the packaging and the actual candle for extra thoughtful touches. For our full review of Homesick Candles, read on here.

An apron that’s labeled with her name

Personalize the Classic Solid Adult Apron at Williams-Sonoma

Personalize the Classic Solid Adult Apron at Williams-Sonoma, $24.95 + $12 personalization

An apron is a great gift for any mom who loves to cook or bake, but you can make it even more special with this personalized apron from Williams-Sonoma. There are a variety of apron colors, fonts, and font colors to make this apron special for Mom.https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/personalized-adult-apron/?transid=641242534008&pkey=chomekeeping-monogram-shop&cm_src=E:adult-aprons#reviews

A sleek, leather AirPod case with her initials

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Personalize the Saffiano AirPod Case at The Daily Edited, $40

The mom who appreciates tech gadgets will enjoy having a sophisticated home for her AirPods. You get to select everything from the font, text, and font size to the font color, text position, and greeting card. The Daily Edited offers custom cases in an array of neutral colors for the AirPods and AirPods Pro, and in either pebbled leather or saffiano leather.

A custom jersey from her favorite team

Women's New York Yankees Nike White Home Replica Custom Jersey

Personalize a Women’s Custom Jersey at MLB Shop, $107.99-$164.99

The sports fanatic mom will enjoy repping her favorite team with the team’s name on the front and her own on the back. You can even pick her favorite number to go below her name. Although this one is specifically for Major League Baseball, you can easily find custom jerseys from other professional sports leagues, too.

A letter charm necklace

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Personalize the Mini Gold Letter Charm Pendant at AUrate, $250

This 14-karat piece of gold jewelry is sure to make your mom feel special every day. 

A set of custom bookends

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Personalize the Metal Text Bookend Set at Etsy, $89.99

What better way to hold up Mom’s collection of hardcovers than with a custom set of bookends? Choose a name, an important place, an inside joke, or really whatever you’d like to fill out the set. 

A custom box of M&M’s

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Personalize the M&M’s Candy Gift Box, from $39.99

Satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth with some customized candy. You can choose the colors of the M&M’s and then personalize them with any pictures or writing you’d like. 

A personal-styling service

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Gift a Stitch Fix gift card, from $20

Shopping can be difficult and time-consuming, which is where the stylists at Stitch Fix come in. A great gift for busy moms, the service delivers the newest trends and styles to fit any occasion and price point. 

A monogrammed leather makeup bag

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Personalize the Large Clamshell Makeup Bag at Leatherology, $100 + $10 monogram

Choose up to six characters and the color for the monogram of this leather bag. The size is perfect for travel-sized toiletries and makeup and it has a waterproof lining to protect the leather.

A pair of Nike shoes

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Personalize a pair of sneakers at Nike, from $75

Whether she runs occasionally to clear her mind or is the family’s resident marathoner, she’ll love a pair of shoes to truly call her own. More than 70 styles, including casual walking shoes, soccer cleats, and basketball shoes, can be designed from outsole to laces. 

A photo calendar

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Personalize the Brass Easel and Calendar at Artifact Uprising, from $49

This classy, solid brass piece makes a beautiful desktop display, and the pictures add warmth and familiarity. But choosing only 12 of your favorite photos could prove to be difficult. 

A constellation map

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Personalize the Constellation Print at Etsy, from $78

This Etsy shop lets you choose three different locations of significance. You’re in charge of the color, location, exact text under each map, and font style, and the artist will take care of the rest. 

A custom map of anywhere in the world

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Personalize a map print at Grafomap, from $49

If the stars aren’t aligning for you, try this type of map instead. After choosing a design theme, zoom out to your mom’s favorite country or get hyperlocal and zoom in to an exact neighborhood.

A monogrammed water bottle

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Personalize a water bottle at S’well, from $35 + $10 monogram

These sleek colors and shapes bring a new elegance to an ordinary water bottle. S’well’s bottles keep beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. 

An engravable watch

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Personalize a watch at Timex, from $75

The dial, case, and strap can all be customized, plus adding an engraving on the back is free. Whether you want to make a time-related pun, engrave simple initials, or squeeze in a concise message, the back is yours to own. 

A hand-painted monogrammed suitcase

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Personalize a suitcase at Away, from $245 with $50 monogramming cost

Hand-painted by a lettering artist in New York City, these monogrammed suitcases take two to three weeks to ship, so plan accordingly. With their smart features, compact design, and array of colors, they’re worth the wait. 

Another suitcase she can customize beyond a monogram

roamXL

Gift a Roam Gift Card, from $120

If you think she’ll want to go beyond a simple monogram, she’s better off with a Roam carry-on. Nine parts of the lightweight hardshell suitcase are customizable, allowing her to flex her creative color chops. 

A custom quote print

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Personalize a quote print at Minted, from $38

Spotlight a quote from her favorite film, book, or song, or even quote mom herself. There are many font colors, sizes, and frames to choose from. 

A T-shirt

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Personalize the Fitted Crew at Known Supply, $32 + $10 monogram

Let the world know who your mom is with this comfortable Pima cotton basic tee embroidered in cute, loopy cursive.

A vitamin-and-supplement subscription

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Gift a Care/of gift card, from $30

Before Care/of, gifting a pack of vitamins would be strange, but the company has somehow normalized the process with its personalized packaging and even more personalized vitamin plans. After taking a quiz, she’ll learn which vitamins and supplements she needs most and can get them conveniently delivered to her house. 

A monogrammed leather tote

cuyana

Personalize the Classic Leather Tote at Cuyana, $175 + $15 monogram

This everyday bag is made from Italian leather and comes in a variety of neutral colors like black, navy, caramel. It’s versatile for Mom’s different uses, like work, errands, or a weekend trip.

A sound-wave art print

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Personalize the Sound Wave Art at Etsy, from $70

This one-of-a-kind gift is a visual piece with a surprising auditory twist: the artist converts the audio file of anyone’s voice into a sound wave. 

Fluffy, embroidered hand towels

weezie

Personalize a pair of hand towels at Weezie, $40 + $15 embroidery

More than 300 style combinations are possible with Weezie’s personalization options, which let you choose the piping color, embroidery style, and embroidery color of the soft, durable cotton towels. You can go simple with a block-letter monogram or more fancy with a 12-character script. 

A photo phone case

casetify custom case

Personalize a photo phone case at Casetify, from $45

Casetify’s easy-to-use design interface offers tons of options to turn an ordinary phone case into a completely unique one. You can connect your Instagram account to make choosing photos a breeze. 

A personalized body care set that uses her favorite scents

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Personalize a Mad Optimist body care set, from $30

The Mad Optimist is a startup that makes all-natural, fully personalized body care products — from your preferred scents and ingredients to custom labels. 

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27 personalized gifts that feel unique and thoughtful

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Ideally, every gift you give should feel as though it were selected just for your recipient. If you’re looking to go the extra mile, gifting a personalized gift can make your selection feel even more special. These customized gifts can reference their interests, allow them to try something new, and even serve as a reminder of a past event or memory.

Below are 27 personalized gifts that include a monogrammed card holder, personalized wine and tea subscriptions, and even a made-to-measure suit. Each of these gifts offers giftees a unique item that they surely haven’t received before.

Due to the custom nature of these gifts, it’s likely that they will take a while to arrive. If your gift is expected to arrive late, you can order them a gift card instead, so your recipient can personalize the gift exactly to their liking. If you’re looking for more gift ideas, check out all of our gift guides here.

Here are 27 personalized gifts that feel special and unique:

A stylish monogrammed notebook

Papier colourblock notebook

Colourblock Notebook, available at Papier, $26.99

If they’re a writer, list maker, or note-taker they’re sure to appreciate this personalized notebook from Papier. Choose from eight different color block patterns and lined, plain or dotted paper to make this gift feel even more personal.

A custom star map

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Custom Night Sky Star Map, available at Etsy, from $46

Celebrate a special event or time by gifting them a snapshot of that night’s sky. Each map can be customized by color, text and font styles, and map shape. The seller will work with you to create a vibrant map that perfectly captures any moment.

A curated wine subscription that’s based on their tastes and preferences

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Winc Gift Card, available at Winc, from $60

If they’re new to the world of wine, gifting them a Winc subscription will help them choose their favorite flavors by testing several wines each month. Winc is one of our favorite wine delivery options due to its extensive selection and interactive wine quiz that each subscriber takes before receiving wines to try.

A handcrafted recipe board

UncommonGoods recipe board

Personalized Family Recipe Board, available at UncommonGoods, $100

Help them save precious family recipes with this wood recipe board that’s available in maple or cherry wood finishes. Simply send over a scan of their favorite recipe and it will be transferred onto the board in the original writer’s handwriting.

A candle to express your gratitude

Homesick Thanks Candle

Thanks Candle, available at Homesick, from $34 [add a handwritten card note and printed candle note for $20]

This candle is a great way to thank the people you care about in a more personal way. Scented with lemon, cucumber, and patchouli, this candle adds a refreshing scent into any space. For an additional cost, you can add a personal message to the candle’s packaging or on the candle itself. Homesick also offers a Thank You, Mom Candle that makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

A portrait of their furry (or scaly) best friend

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Pet Portrait, available at CanvasPop, from $79

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A desktop photo calendar

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Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar, available at Artifact Uprising, from $30

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This walnut photo calendar makes a beautiful desktop display. The personalized selection of photos makes an ordinary calendar feel more special, but choosing only 12 of your favorite photos could prove to be difficult.

A puzzle customized with their favorite picture

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Customizable Photo Puzzle, available at Etsy, $34.99

Provide them with entertainment and sentimentality with this customizable gift. Choose their favorite picture of a vacation, an event, or even of themselves. This puzzle also comes with a customizable box.

A set of coasters with their favorite memories

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Custom Travel Photo Coasters, available at Uncommon Goods, from $65

With cross country travel being a distant memory, gift them these coasters so they can relive their favorite travel stories every time they use them. Add location captions to each coaster for an additional cost.  

A monogrammed leather cardholder

Cuyana wallet

Zip Cardholder, available at Cuyana, $75 [add monogram for $15]

This stylish wallet will give your recipient a luxury experience at a relatively affordable price. The sleek wallet offers a surprising amount of storage and can comfortably fit five cards, cash and coins. It comes in seven shades and can be monogrammed for $15 to add personalization.

An apron loved by professional chefs

Hedley & Bennett apron

The Essential Apron, available at Hedley & Bennett, from $85 [add embroidery for $15]

Buy a digital gift card instead

The sturdy, comfortable, and stylish apron becomes even more stylish and personal with the addition of embroidery on the apron chest or waist strap. You can choose from script or block font and a variety of colors. While we love the classic styles, now might also be a good time to take advantage of their limited edition aprons. 

A made-to-measure suit

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Gift Card, available at Indochino, from $50

Nothing feels quite as bespoke as a custom-made suit. The startup Indochino just makes that gift a bit more achievable, and a lot less expensive. 

A thoughtful map of their favorite place on earth

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Customized Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49

Grafomap is a website that lets you design posters with maps of any place in the world. You can make one of their hometown, college town, or favorite travel destination — you’re only limited by your imagination.

A gold letter charm from an ethical jewelry startup

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Mini Gold Letter Charm Pendant, available at AUrate, $250

Buy a digital gift card instead

AUrate makes beautiful, personalized letter charms that are meant to represent a no-compromise mix of quality, price, and ethical practices. They use luxury materials like 14-karat gold, original designs, transparent pricing, and sustainable production. In partnership with Mastery Charter, the startup has also given thousands of books to NYC students and schools. 

A leather toiletry case they can take with them on the go for years to come

Leatherology, $85

Double Zip Toiletry Bag, available at Leatherology, $120 [add monogram for $10 and up]

Buy a digital gift card instead

This luxe Double Zip bag is one accessory I never travel without. The dual compartments keep all essentials close, and the leather ages into something soft and personal over time. If you’re looking for wallets, travel gift sets, or duffels instead, you can find pretty much any leather good at a good price and superior quality here — most available for monogramming.

Membership for new vinyl records based on their music tastes each month

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Three-Month VNYL Gift Membership Subscription, available at VNYL, $69.99 (originally $120)

VNYL’s team of curators studies your music profile — assembled via a quiz and connected Spotify, Soundcloud, Instagram, etc. — to hand-pick new albums that they think you’ll love. Then, they send you a vinyl of their tailored pick to your door. If your giftee is a music-lover and has a record player, this is a cool subscription that will help them discover even more music to love. 

Customizable Nikes

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Customizable Nikes, available at Nike, from $115

Buy a digital gift card instead

Nike makes great products, and they’re popular for that reason. But it’s nice to get the benefits of the big budget, years of product development, and design team without forsaking what makes something unique. You can customize a pair of Nike’s for them, or gift them a gift card so they can get creative making something one-of-a-kind on their own. 

A personal styling service that helps them build their closet

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Gift Card, available at Stitch Fix, from $20

Shopping can be difficult and time-consuming, which is where the stylists at Stitch Fix come in. A great gift for busy people, the service delivers the newest trends and styles to fit any occasion and price point. 

Tumblers personalized for family members’ hobbies

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Personalized Hobby Tumblers, available at Uncommon Goods, from $32

Buy a digital gift card instead

These fun tumblers celebrate each family member’s unique passions — letting them feel seen and appreciated by you as well as enjoy seeing themselves in fun illustrations. 

An engraved shave set

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Winston Set, available at Harry’s, from $25 [add engraving for $15]

Buy a digital gift card instead

If they take pride in having nice tools or taking the necessary grooming routine as time for themselves, they’ll appreciate Harry’s luxe gift set. It can be engraved for $15, and the special Winston handle is weighty, die-cast zinc with a polished chrome finish. The German-engineered blades come with a travel cover so they don’t dull during travel, and the Foaming Shave Gel works up to a rich lather. 

A coffee subscription that caters to their taste preferences

Driftaway, $40

Three-Month Subscription, available at Driftaway, from $44

Driftaway is a gourmet coffee subscription that gets smarter the longer you use it — remembering your preferences and steering you towards increasingly accurate brews for your palette. The first shipment is a tasting kit with four coffee profiles, which users rate online or in the app for the site to use as a flavor baseline. If they love coffee, this is a great way to ensure they’ll discover new favorites and enjoy each morning cup.

A subscription that lets them try tea from all over the world

Sips by tea set

Personalized Tea Gift Card (3-month Subscription), available at Sips by, $45

If they’re more of a tea person, there’s a personalized service for them, too. Sips by takes their tastes and matches them to four tea brands (chosen from more than 150 tea brands around the world) each month. There’s enough tea to make more than 45 cups of tea (if they re-steep) — the perfect amount to keep them warm and cozy through the winter. 

Bath towels embroidered with a monogram or full word

weezie

Piped Edge Starter Pack, available at Weezie, $230 [add embroidery for $15 per towel]

Buy a digital gift card instead

Weezie’s soft and fluffy organic cotton towels are already gift-worthy on their own. To make them even more covetable, add embroidery. You can go with the classic monogram in a variety of eye-catching styles, or spell out an entire name in a cursive script. There are a few embroidery colors that are more unique, like bright pink and mint. 

A print of their favorite lyric, poem, or quote

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Custom Quotes, available at Minted, from $38

Buy a digital gift card instead

Get their favorite lyric, poem, or quote printed for them so they can be reminded often of something that inspires or brings them joy. It’s especially special that you remembered what it was. Minted is a cool company that curates what it carries based on design competitions, with the Minted community voting on what is eventually sold — but, if you’d like more options, Etsy also has great ones 

A zodiac necklace that mixes luxury with personalization

Mejuri, $80

Capricorn Necklace, available at Mejuri, $90

Buy a digital gift card instead

Mejuri‘s popular zodiac necklaces are a great way to gift jewelry that manages to feel both luxurious and intimate — something that can be lacking in refined gifts. The Canadian startup as a whole is a unique mix of approachability and elegance, which may be why they’re known for waitlists that top out at 40,000 people. 

An embroidered T-shirt

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Women’s Fitted Crew, available at Known Supply, $32 [add monogram for $10] 

Buy a digital gift card instead

Known Supply’s ultra-soft tees are the perfect addition to their basics drawer. They’re made from Pima cotton, which only gets more comfortable with each wash.  

Shampoo and conditioner designed for their specific hair needs

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Gift Card, available at Function of Beauty, from $50

To get their personalized hair care, they’ll start with a quiz that asks them about their hair concerns and needs. The final formulation they receive addresses those needs and is also free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, and GMOs. Plus, the bottle labels will feature their name. 

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29 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

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26 cookbooks for every type of home cook update 4x3

To me, there’s no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed all interests from TV show cookbooks to comprehensive tomes on the science of cooking.

Every year, hundreds of new cookbooks make their way onto bookstore shelves. Here are our favorite cookbooks, new and old, to gift this year.

Here are 29 of the best cookbooks gifts for every type of cook:

For the friend who cooks with the seasons

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“My Shanghai” by Betty Liu, $28.41, available at Amazon

This debut cookbook from Betty Liu (who somehow found the time to author it amid her general surgery residency) is an homage to seasonal cooking and her family’s roots in the Chinese regions of Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang. I picked up this cookbook up in my local bookstore and couldn’t put it down (and ended up bringing it home with me). The chapters are organized by season and explain the influence the weather, holidays, and traditions have on the recipes prepared throughout the year. I love the stories Liu relates about the inspirations behind her recipes, like climbing a mountain to eat Double-Mushroom Noodle Soup at a temple, foraging spring bamboo shoots for Oil-Braised Spring Bamboo, and the bowls of breakfast noodles her father would make her before test days. I’ve already made the Shanghai Stir-Fried Rice Cakes four or five times, and I can’t wait to dive into more of the recipes as the seasons progress. 

For the cook who wants to master their grill

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“Rodney Scott’s World of Barbecue” by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie, $24.99, available at Amazon

My best friend (and fellow cookbook collector) recently texted me raving about this cookbook and the genius of Rodney Scott’s Loaded Pork Skin “Nachos,” Pit-Smoked Turkey, and whole-hog approach to Carolina barbecue. Scott’s positivity and passion shine throughout the book, and you’ll learn lots about southern foodways and the history of Carolina barbecue along the way.  

For the parent planning their next trip

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“Dishoom” by Shamil Thakrar, $16.40, available at Amazon

Whether it’s London or Bombay that is your giftee’s next destination, “Dishoom” is required reading before they jet off. The popular Dishoom restaurants in London are inspired by the Irani cafes of Bombay and serve “tipples,” snacks, and mains like Mango Kulfi, Pau Bhaji, and Roomali Roti. In “Dishoom,” you’ll learn to cook the restaurant’s entire menu, and be taken on a tour of Bombay’s cafes (complete with a map) along the way. 

For the coworker who has *opinions* on babka

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“Jew-ish” by Jake Cohen, $23.49, available at Amazon

At Insider Reviews we have lots of opinions, especially about food, and a recent debate centered around the merits of cinnamon versus chocolate fillings for babka. I like Jake Cohen’s philosophy in “Jew-ish,” which is that babka is delicious no matter what you fill it with. “Jew-ish” is a thoughtful collection of recipes centered around Cohen’s Ashkenazi heritage, his own self-discovery in the kitchen, and the Persian-Iraqi traditions of his husband. Cohen celebrates the origins of Jewish dishes, while also putting his own twist on the classics. You’ll see this in action in his recipes for Cacio e Pepe Rugelach, Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies, and yes, You Can Go Your Own Way: Babka Edition.

For the family member intimidated by their new Instant Pot

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“The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook” by Jeffrey Eisner, $10.78, available at Amazon

Insider Reviews reporter, James Brains, is currently testing Instant Pots and other multicookers for an update to our guide to the best electric pressure cookers. He’s been using recipes from this cookbook and reports that they’re easy to follow, have plenty of photos, and are delicious to boot. The book features more than 750 photos detailing step-by-step how to make the 100+ recipes, and makes a great gift for anyone who is curious about Instant Pots but hasn’t taken the plunge yet.

For the history buff

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“Jubilee” by Toni Tipton-Martin, $20.39, available at Amazon

Toni Tipton-Martin’s personal collection of African-American cookbooks spans more than 400 titles and her knowledge of American food history is on full display in “Jubilee.” Through recipes and stories, she relates the history of Black folks who shaped American cuisine into what it is today, from those who cooked under the confines of brutal enslavement to the chefs who ran White House kitchens. “Jubilee” is a masterful work of American history, as told through food.

For the person who loves pie but fears making it

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“Pie Academy” by Ken Haedrich, $21.66, available at Amazon

A compendium of 255 pie recipes, “Pie Academy” is likely the last pie cookbook you’ll ever need. It has nearly a dozen recipes for different types of pie crust, a troubleshooting section for when things don’t go as expected, and chapters organized by seasonality and filling type. It’s guaranteed to be a hit with the pie lover in your life, especially one who is interested in making pies but has always found them a bit daunting. 

For the home cook that also loves to read

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“Black, White, and The Grey” by Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano, $15.69, available at Amazon

While not a cookbook, “Black, White, and The Grey,” tells the story of one of the most celebrated restaurants in America: The Grey in Savannah, Georgia. Mashama Bailey, who is Black, and John O. Morisano, who is white, relate the story of how they turned a dilapidated formerly segregated Greyhound bus station into an award-winning restaurant. The dual memoir touches on race, community, and friendship, with some delicious food anecdotes along the way.

For the friend who wants to master the essentials

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“My Korea” by Hooni Kim, $22.94, at Amazon

Michelin-starred chef Hooni Kim’s debut cookbook is a crash course in the essentials of Korean cuisine. The book’s tagline is “traditional flavors, modern recipes,” and that is an accurate summation of what you can expect to find in this cookbook — from Dolsot Bibimbap to Budae Jjigae to Hanjan’s Spicy Rice Cakes. When I first laid my hands on this cookbook, I wanted to make (and eat) every single recipe. If you’re looking for some solid foundation recipes, “My Korea” delivers.

For the person with quarantine cooking fatigue

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“Indian-ish” by Priya Krishna, $18.69, available at Amazon

In her debut cookbook, Priya Krishna (contributor to Bon Appetit, New York Times, and others) offers up beloved favorite recipes from her Indian-American family, including Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Malaysian Ramen, and what her dad calls Indian Gatorade (Shikanji). The recipes are largely vegetarian, creative, fun, comforting, and guaranteed to inspire anyone who feels stuck in a rut with their cooking in 2021. 

For the person who spent 2020 mastering sourdough

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“New World Sourdough” by Bryan Ford, $13.42, available at Amazon

This was the year of the sourdough starter, and few people are as well-versed in fermented breads as Bryan Ford, blogger and baker. We’re not just talking about your classic sourdough boule; Ford is well-known for demonstrating the breadth of what you can do with a sourdough starter: from Sourdough Pan de Coco to Sourdough Discard Battered Fried Chicken.

For the cousin who’s just learning to cook

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“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” by Samin Nosrat, $19.43, available at Amazon

In this beautifully illustrated cookbook, chef and New York Times columnist Samin Nosrat outlines the foundations of cooking, from when to salt your chicken to how to make the perfect focaccia. All the information is presented in a fun, engaging way alongside original illustrations you’ll want to frame and hang in your kitchen.

For your family member who loves “Emily in Paris”

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“La Buvette” by Camille Fourmont and Kate Leahy, $14.99, available at Amazon

“La Buvette” is part cookbook, part guide to French living. Interspersed with recipes from the cookbook’s namesake cafe are beautiful pictures of Paris, tips about shopping in France’s vintage markets, and instructions on how to dry flowers. The cookbook is a lovely escape into Parisian living, perfect for any Francophile dreaming of a visit to the City of Lights. 

For your friend who knows all the best restaurants

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“Xi’an Famous Foods” by Jason Wang, $22.51, available at Amazon

Xi’an Famous Foods started as a small family-owned market stall in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens. Its hand-pulled cumin lamb noodles have become so loved that there are now 14 locations all around New York City. In this cookbook, the son of the family and CEO of the business Jason Wang divulges some of the recipes that made his family business famous, as well as other classic dishes from Xi’an in western China.

For the fan of the ‘Great British Baking Show’

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“Baking with Kim-Joy” by Kim-Joy, $14.89, available at Amazon

Fans of GBBO will likely remember series nine runner-up Kim-Joy’s adorable and creative bakes, like her giant chocolate planet filled with “space turtles,” or her “Silke the vegetarian mermaid” pie. Kim-Joy brings the same color and fun to her bakes in her debut cookbook, which includes Pigfiteroles in Mud, Tazhong Cat Buns, and a version of her Space Turtle Cake. 

For the person experimenting with a plant-based lifestyle this year

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“Vegetable Kingdom” by Bryant Terry, $17.39, available at Amazon

James Beard Award-winning chef and food activist Bryant Terry offers 150 vegan recipes in his most recent cookbook. Instead of trying to imitate meaty dishes, Terry’s book celebrates the vegetable and all its parts: skin, husk, flowers, roots, and all. You’ll find recipes for Pea Shoot and Peanut Salad, Grilled Spring Onions with Lemon-Thyme Oil, Cornmeal-Fried Oyster Mushroom Po’Boys, and more. A special hallmark of Terry’s books is that they often contain a playlist to listen to while you’re cooking, and “Vegetable Kingdom” is no different, featuring recommended tracks by Duke Ellington, Santana, Björk, and more.

For the sometimes-vegetarian

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“Jerusalem: A Cookbook” by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, $19.96, available at Amazon

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi were both born in Jerusalem in the same year — Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This cookbook is a unique, cross-cultural homage to the vibrant flavors of the city in totality with more than 100 recipes. 

For the hummus lover

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“Falastin” by Sami Tamimi, $18.99, available at Amazon

Longtime Ottolenghi collaborator (and co-author of “Jerusalem,” another of our cookbook picks), Sam Tamimi, crafted his latest cookbook as an homage to Palestinian food. The book is rich in recipes, from multiple variations of shakshuka and hummus, to verdant salads, and colorful dips. Along the way, Tamimi tells the culinary history of Palestinian food — from the home cooks feeding their neighbors in refugee camps to the restaurateurs cooking for tourists in Bethlehem.

For the friend who lives for the next Li Ziqi video

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“The Breath of a Wok” by Grace Young, $30.08, available at Amazon

Grace Young, a self-described wok therapist and advocate for the future of America’s Chinatowns, has been teaching the next generation the ins and outs of wok cooking. I bought my first wok on her recommendation and it’s easily my favorite pan to cook in. Her book “The Breath of a Wok” outlines key techniques for cooking in this versatile pan, like making use of the hot and cool zones and using the large bowl of the wok for deep frying.

For the person who recently moved

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“Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm” by Molly Yeh, $19.54, available at Amazon

Molly Yeh is the star of Food Network’s “Girl Meets Farm” and winner of the Judges’ Choice IACP Cookbook Award. “Molly on the Range” explores home, family, her Jewish and Chinese heritage, and Yeh’s Midwestern farm life. You’ll find recipes for Sufganiyot, Chicken Potstickers, Challah Waffles, and more.

For the person who gets all their news from Twitter

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“Cravings” by Chrissy Teigen, $21.32, available at Amazon

Supermodel, mom, and prolific tweeter Chrissy Teigen is also the author of two cookbooks. Her first, “Cravings,” is a celebration of all things comfort food and includes selections from her Thai-American upbringing (Jok Moo), recipes from her husband John Legend (John’s Fried Chicken Wings with Spicy Honey Butter), and favorites inspired by her travels to Italy and beyond (Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe). The book is filled with anecdotes and Teigen’s signature humor, and the recipes are delicious and approachable.

For the person who can’t get enough of “Cravings”

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“The Pepper Thai Cookbook” by Pepper Teigen, $17.84, available at Amazon

If your giftee already has and loves “Cravings” and “Cravings: Hungry for More,” they’ll be thrilled to know that Chrissy Teigen’s mom Pepper is getting a cookbook of her own. Pepper is a beloved fixture in both of Chrissy’s books, on her website, and on her YouTube channel, where she has her own mini-series: Pepper’s Corner. You can expect “The Pepper Thai Cookbook” to include dishes like Pad Korat (the version of Pad Thai served in her hometown of Korat), Pad Thai Brussels Sprouts, and Nam Prik Sloppy Joes. This cookbook is shipping in April, and already gearing up to be one of the most anticipated cookbooks of 2021.

For the pint-sized cook in your life

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“The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs” by America’s Test Kitchen, $11.85, available at Amazon

I worked for America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) for seven years and was privy to the care its team puts into each and every one of its cookbooks. ATK’s series of cookbooks for kids is the epitome of that detail and care; every one of the recipes in this volume was tested by pro chefs and kid cooks. The recipes are specifically designed with kids in mind, outlining when to get an adult for help with handling hot ingredients or sharp tools. This is the book I wish was available to me when I was a child, and I’ve gifted it and the kid’s baking book to every kid I know. I love getting reports from their parents about a new recipe they cooked or discovered.

For the person always posting pictures of their cheese board

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“Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion” by Shelley Westerhausen, $16.39, available at Amazon

In her best-selling cookbook, author and food blogger Shelley Westerhausen shares 40 casual yet chic spreads (complete with meat and drink pairings) that anyone can make and enjoy. It’s also a visual cornucopia that’s just as satisfying to flip through as to use when hosting get-togethers when it’s safe to do so.

For the friend who likes to Instagram all their food

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“Ottolenghi Flavor” by Yotam Ottolenghi, $25.49, available at Amazon

Yotam Ottolenghi is owner and chef of some of London’s most beloved cafes and restaurants. His recipes are some of the most colorful and beautiful out there, and his latest cookbook is no exception. “Flavor” is filled with mostly vegetarian recipes that not only pack a punch visually but flavor-wise, too. Ottolenghi and his co-authors expound the building blocks of flavor in three sections: process, pairing, and produce. The result is more than 100 ‘gram-worthy recipes from Spicy Mushroom Lasagna to Iceberg Wedges with Smoky Eggplant Cream.

For the self-described dessert person

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“Dessert Person” by Claire Saffitz, $24.94, available at Amazon

Claire Saffitz may be known for her wildly popular Gourmet Makes series on YouTube, but she’s a pastry chef at heart and her affinity for baked goods is out in full force with her new cookbook “Dessert Person.” In this cookbook, you can find creative recipes for Babkallah (a babka-Challah mashup), Apple and Concord Grape Crumble Pie, Strawberry-Cornmeal Layer Cake, and Malted Forever Brownies. It’s sure to please the dessert lover in your life.

For the person who had to cancel their vacation last year

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“Pasta Grannies” by Vicky Bennison, $18.99, available at Amazon

Each episode of the “Pasta Grannies” YouTube series is an escape to a different region of Italy, where local grannies (or nonne) teach the audience to prepare and cook a regional dish — from classics like Spaghetti alla Carbonara to a pasta shape from Sardinia only three women know how to make. This cookbook takes some of the most popular videos from the series and turns them into tangible recipes you can cook at home. Between watching the video and cooking from the book, you can transport yourself to a little corner of Italy without leaving your home.

For the person homesick for their grandma’s cooking

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“In Bibi’s Kitchen” by Hawa Hassan, $18.69, available at Amazon

This cookbook centers around grandmothers (or bibis) from eight south and east African countries. Throughout the book, we get to know the women whose recipes are featured and learn about their personal history and the history of their country. Along the way, you’ll find recipes for Eritrean Doro Wat, Tanzanian Date Bread, Kenyan Kachumbari, and more. It’s the kind of cookbook that makes think about your grandmother.

For the person who lives by a cookie-a-day philosophy

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100 Cookies by Sarah Keiffer, $23.99, available at Amazon

A good ol’ chocolate chip cookie never goes out of style, but if you have a cookie lover in your life, consider gifting them this homage to baked goods. You’ll find recipes for the classics (including four different variations of chocolate chip cookies) as well cookies you’ve probably never had before, like Banana-Espresso-Cacao Nib cookies.

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41 sentimental gifts that’ll make anyone feel loved

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If you frequently find yourself trapped in a cycle of giving generic gifts, selecting something off a wishlist, or just giving cash or gift cards — you’re not alone. It can be difficult to think beyond the practical to select items that will delight and surprise your giftee. If you’re looking to truly impress your loved ones you’ll want to choose gifts that are custom, unique, and thoughtful. The best gifts will convey just how much you care by referencing fun memories, inside jokes, and hidden interests.

We’ve compiled 41 sentimental gifts, which include a flower subscription, a customized puzzle, a personalized photo book, and more. Each of these gifts are sure to make your giftee feel special and remind them of special memories and events. If you’re looking for more gift ideas, be sure to check out all of our gift guides here.

Below are 41 sentimental gift ideas:

A custom box of uniquely flavored truffles

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Build a Box Box Box, available at Bon Bon Bon, from $3.50 per truffle

Skip gifting cheap and cheesy chocolates and go for something a little more elevated with Bon Bon Bon’s box builder. Our pick for best truffles and ganaches, we love Bon Bon Bon for its unique packaging as well as unconventional flavors such as Strawberry Balsamic, PB & Jam, and Bourbon. The box builder allows you to create a box by price range, by your giftee’s favorite flavors, or even by clicking a random selection function. Each bonbon comes individually wrapped in its own box, and you can even purchase a bonbon passport to mark off your favorite flavors as you explore them all.

A monogrammed notebook

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Scallop Spine Notebook, available at Papier, $26.99

Whether they love making lists or writing through new ideas, every writer needs a durable, trusted notebook to store their notes and stories. These unique notebooks can be customized with a monogram and lined, dotted, or plain pages. The notebooks come in solid colors as well as several fun designs including the brands The Pahari, Constellation, and Colourblock styles.

A book for your favorite astrology lover

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The Birthdate Book, available at Birthdate Co., $95

If they know their sun, moon, and rising sign, this made-to-order astrology book will make the perfect gift. Simply provide their birthday and time of birth and the company will create a 70-page book with information and insights customized from their birth chart.

A set of low-maintenance plants

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Plant Parent Set, available at The Sill, from $48

Add some greenery into their space with this set of easy-to-care-for plants from The Sill. Choose from sets of three to seven plants that change seasonally.

A fresh flower subscription

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The Send Bouquet, available at Fresh Sends, from $49.50

Instead of gifting flowers solely during holidays and special occasions, send them beautiful arrangements on a more consistent basis with a subscription from Fresh Sends. Choose from three delivery frequencies and two size options for a unique bouquet every time.

A calendar full of cherished personal photos

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Personalized Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar, available at Artifact Uprising, from $30

Photos of loved ones are an instant source of joy, and structuring our daily life around them with a calendar is a great way to fill each day with more gratitude and happiness. Artifact Uprising’s desktop calendar is sustainably made from reclaimed wood and fully customizable. You can also choose the calendar’s starting month, so you don’t have to wait for a new year to create one.

A cube of conversation-starting prompt cards

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Table Topics cards, available at Uncommon Goods, $25

Never experience another boring dinner again with these cards from Table Topics. Each cube comes with 135 thought provoking topic cards to help keep your meals and relationships interesting. With six themed options ranging from card sets for families, couples, and friends you’ll give them the chance to get to know everyone in their life a little better.

A customized puzzle

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Customizable photo puzzle, available at Etsy, $34.99

Help them stay entertained this winter by gifting them a customized puzzle of their favorite picture. This puzzle also comes with a customized box, making this gift even more special. Choose from any image to commemorate a special event, remember a great vacation, or show love to their favorite pet.

A video montage of and from their loved ones

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Video montage of their loved ones, available at Montage, from $29

During these times, they might not be able to get together with their family or friends, but you can ask everyone to record and upload videos to be automatically compiled, scored, and delivered for a thoughtful present that’s sure to bring on happy tears.

An astrology necklace

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A necklace with their zodiac symbol, available at Mejuri, from $90

Get them their zodiac sign in gold, if they’re into that sort of thing. Mejuri offers all signs in its Zodiac Collection in gold vermeil, sterling silver, and 14k yellow gold.

A custom night sky star map to commemorate a birth, anniversary, or any other day their stars aligned

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Custom star map print, available at Starry Maps, from $49

Commemorate any special night of their (or your) life by getting it printed on museum-quality 200gsm Matte paper or on canvas.

An e-gift card to Goldbelly

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An e-gift card, available at Goldbelly, from $25

Whether you spend most of your time together trying out different recipes — or they’re often treating you to a delicious meal — you may want to turn your gift into a thoughtful, shared experience. 

Wherever they are in this big old world, they can call in any comforting favorite they please from Goldbelly.

A bottle of bourbon every bit as unique as they are

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Jefferson’s Ocean: Aged At Sea Bourbon, available at Reservebar, $85 (custom engraving included)

If they’re bourbon drinkers, nautical-obsessed, or both, they might just cherish this forever.

An Airbnb gift card

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You could take a coffee masterclass with a national judge in Mexico via Airbnb Online Experiences.

An Airbnb Gift Card toward the experience of their dreams, available at Airbnb, from $25 

Travel might not be an option right now, but Airbnb is currently offering Online Experiences held by instructors from around the world. Treat them to a coffee master class, history lesson, or even a dance class. And in the meantime they can daydream about their next far-flung adventure or cozy staycation. 

Plan a meaningful trip

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Journy gift card, available at Journy, from $50

Help them plan a getaway that’s closer to home with Journy’s staycation planning. The online startup acts like a personal travel concierge for $60 per day. An expert takes into account your preferences, plans, and feedback to design the ideal trip — including booking hotels and making dinner reservations. Journy is keeping up-to-date information on COVID-related policies and guidelines and specifically recommends accommodations and activities that are COVID safe. Find more details on the service here.

You can also book a hotel in your city on Booking.com or Expedia for a sweet staycation. 

A custom map poster

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Custom map poster, available at Grafomap, $49

Grafomap is a website that lets you design posters with maps of any place in the world — including their hometown, college town, or favorite travel destination. 

A personalized photo book

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Personalized Snapfish photo book, available at Snapfish, from $12.99

Convert their pile of photos and favorite mementos into one glossy book they can showcase around the home for a cohesive, beautiful keepsake. 

Expertly framed memories

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Framed photo, available at Framebridge, from $39

Framebridge gift card, available at Framebridge, from $25

Framebridge makes custom framing for not-custom-framing prices. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed, or have them print and frame it, and you can take advantage of a team of designers to help decide what frame to get.

An engraved timepiece

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Personalized watch, available at Timex, from $75

If you’re looking for subtle and impactful, engraving a watch is a classic for a reason. They can keep it forever, wear it every day, and know how much personal significance it has without always answering questions from onlookers. It’s functional, thoughtful, and timeless.

A custom-made comic book telling your shared story

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Custom comic book, available at Etsy, from $489.14

If you have the means, few comic book nerds would turn down owning a detailed, beautifully designed comic book featuring them as the lead character or superhero, or a comic book version of the story of how they met their partner. Purchase the comic, email the makers telling them your story, and send in photos of the characters and event setting to make sure everything looks right. You’ll see a rough draft, send back any edits you have, and they’ll complete the final copy. Opt for a digital print (emailed) or get it sent to you as a canvas print.

A personalized letter necklace

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Mini Letter Charm Pendant with White Diamonds, available at AUrate, $560

AUrate offers engravings and personalized jewelry like this necklace with a mini letter charm. Pick a letter and select from 14-karat or 18-karat white, yellow, or rose gold. Learn more about online startups making sustainable, relatively affordable fine jewelry here.

A framed quote

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Personalized custom quotes, available at Minted, from $38

Frame one of their favorite quotes, lyrics, or sayings and customize everything from font color to matting to make it theirs.

A family portrait that includes pets

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Custom family portrait, available at Etsy, from $15

Get a digital download of a custom family portrait that includes their furry roommates.

A custom pet portrait

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Custom pet portrait, available at CanvasPop, from $79

If they love their pet more than pretty much anything in the world, a Pet Portrait immortalizing them is a uniquely thoughtful gesture — and decor they’re unlikely to already have. You can also get them a custom painting (from $250) if that’s more their style, or a framed print (from $79) of them with their pet.

A spoon with a sweet engraving

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I’m Thankful For You Spoon, available at Etsy, from $17

For a daily reminder of how much you love them, get them a spoon engraved with a sweet message. 

A cute set of mugs

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Personalized family mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, from $30

Turn your family, friends, or a newly-engaged couple into characters that actually look like them on a cute set of mugs they can keep around the home. One side features the artists’ depiction of them (personalized through your choices of skin tone, hair, and clothing color) and the mug owner’s first name, while the other displays your family name and year established — for friends, this could be the year you met. 

Turn meaningful audio into art

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Soundwave art print, available at Etsy, from $70

Send in a song and artist, link, or email an audio file of you or a loved one speaking, and this Etsy shop will turn it into personalized sound-wave art. This gift is particularly thoughtful for long-distance relationships or for commemorating a loved one.

Long-distance touch lamps

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Set of two Filimin Long-Distance Touch Lamps, available at Uncommon Goods, $85-$170

Everyone is busy these days, and it’s not as easy to keep up with loved ones as we all wish. A set of paired lamps, one of which lights up when the other is touched, lets them know you’re still thinking of them even when you don’t have time to talk. One Insider Reviews editor uses them to keep in touch with her parents.

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Infmetry 90 Pcs Capsule “Message in a Bottle” Letters, available at Amazon, $12.99

Write 90 tiny personal messages to a loved one and stuff them inside these cute capsules for easy, daily reminders of love — none of which you have to remember to send every morning.

Handmade rings with engravings of the actual fingerprints and handwriting of a loved one

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Actual Fingerprint Band, available at Etsy, from $45.75

Custom-design these sterling silver, 18K gold vermeil, or rose Gold vermeil rings with the actual fingerprint and handwriting (or text, if you prefer) of a loved one.

Brightly embroidered pillows of their favorite state

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Hand Embroidered State Pillows, available at Uncommon Goods, $196

Bring their favorite state to them with detailed and brightly embroidered pillows that pay homage to each state’s cities and cultural touchpoints. 

A photo print of an important life moment

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Intersection of Love Frame, available at Uncommon Goods, from $75

Commemorate the moment their path first crossed in a sophisticated, unique design.

Personalized wine labels

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Custom wine labels, available at Etsy, from $4.63

Celebrate a loved one’s birthday, achievements, or new life stages such as a marriage with a bottle of wine and a thoughtful, personalized label they’ll want to keep. 

The blueprint of a beloved ski resort

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Ski resort blueprints, available at Uncommon Goods, from $75

Whether they grew up on the slopes or drag friends and family along as adults, skiers can take their favorite slopes home with them with this blueprint-inspired art. Featuring iconic ski resorts such as Park City, Vail, and Breckenridge, each officially licensed print is created with a vintage, distressed finish and contains detailed historical and statistical facts about the area.

A bound book of love letters, curated from A-Z

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How Do I Love Thee From A-Z, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

Follow 26 prompts laid out in old-school typewriter font to leave your loved one with a bound book of love letters they can keep forever — the perfect spot for recording your favorite romantic moments, memories, inside jokes, and all the tiny and enormous reasons why you love them. 

A poster of you and a loved one characterized by your favorite drinks

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Personalized drinks print, available at Etsy, $23.74

Whether you’re turning a best friend or a lifelong partner into a cocktail avatar, the quirky Personalized Drinks Print is a sweet and fun approach to sentimental gifting. 

A portable printer

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Polaroid Hi-Print Printer, available at Target, $99.99

Polaroid’s Wireless Mini Printer prints mini photos from your phone or tablet using a Wi-Fi connection. It’s small enough to be stowed in a purse for travel, and there are customizable features like stickers, filters, and borders to edit photos within the Polaroid app. 

A reel viewer filled with snapshots of old memories

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Create your own reel viewer, available at Uncommon Goods, from $14.95

As a kid, flipping through a reel viewer was one of life’s greatest joys, and just because they’re all grown up doesn’t mean they won’t like playing with the gadget. Fill the reel with snapshots of their most cherished memories (use the redemption code included with your viewer) for a gift that’ll flood them with all sorts of nostalgia.

A custom watercolor of their wedding venue

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Custom watercolor wedding venue illustration, available at Etsy, from $44.99

For a deeply thoughtful gift for newlyweds, commission a custom watercolor of their wedding venue or location. All you’ll have to do is send the artist a photo of the location and the couple’s first and last names and wedding date. 

A candle that smells like home

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Homesick Candles, available at Uncommon Goods and Amazon, from $52.28

It’s hard to put a finger on just what makes home smell like home, but a whiff of a Homesick candle will transport them there with its nostalgia-inducing scents. Uniquely specific scents are made to capture the ethos of states, cities, and even memories like road trips, backyard BBQs, and cooking in Grandma’s kitchen. If they’re far from home, this affordable candle is a small but meaningful gesture that can bring them just a little closer. 

A cutting board that memorializes a meaningful recipe

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Family Recipe Cutting Board, available at Uncommon Goods, $100

There’s something about family recipes that make them taste even better. This cutting board offers a unique way to preserve those special family favorites. Ingredients and directions are engraved on solid cherry wood, and can even be etched in the recipe writer’s handwriting. 

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62 gifts your mom will love – from a custom photo book to a classic flower bouquet

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  • If you’re looking for the perfect gift for mom, we rounded up many thoughtful and unique ideas.
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Although mothers may be challenging to shop for – humbly resigning to the phrase “you don’t have to get me anything” – I can safely say she’ll love anything from this gift guide.

As a professional product reviewer and as someone who’s gifted their mom many of these items, this list can help you find what you’re looking for or, at the very least, spark some inspiration.

Whether she’s into the latest and greatest tech, loves to read, or wants to update her work-from-home wardrobe with comfortable loungewear, there’s something for her, below.

Here are 62 of the best gifts for Mom:

A weighted bathrobe

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Gravity x Modernist Terrycloth Weighted Robe, $130, available at Gravity

Help your mom relax in comfort with the new terrycloth weighted robe from the Gravity x Modernist collection. It features a removable inner weight aimed to reduce stress with its deep pressure stimulation.

A hardcover photo book for any mother figure

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Hardcover Photo Book, starting $69, available at Artifact Uprising

From mom to grandma to auntie, honor any mother figure with a custom hardcover photo album that commemorates their best life moments. You can tie in her life story with a display-worthy dust jacket that puts her front and center. Choose from 11 fabric binding colors to complement her bookshelf or coffee table.

A DIY knit sweater

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Julia Sweater Easy Knitting Kit, $84, available at Wool and the Gang

Gift the mom who loves crafting with an easy DIY knitting set. This kit includes a pair of knitting needles, a sweater pattern, and your pick from 29 yarn colors. She can create a hip-length sweater that’s lightweight enough for the summer or to layer under winter clothes.

A personalized watercolor pet print

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Custom Pet Portrait, starting at $39, available at Etsy

Does your mom have a pet she treats like her own child? Honor the family pet with this custom, hand-painted portrait. Send in a favorite photo and this Etsy store will transform it into beautiful, high-quality artwork. 

The weighted sleep mask that’s the ticket to instant sleep

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Nodpod Weighted Eye Mask, $34, available at Anthropologie

Move over, weighted blankets. These eye masks have gentle weights with just the right amount of pressure to lull her to sleep. The four equally weighted pods let her rest easy no matter her sleep position. 

A cardigan that’s a crossover of style and comfort

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Everlane Texture Cotton Cardigan, $98, available at Everlane

You can never go wrong with a cardigan, especially one as comfy as this. If your mom is like mine, she has a go-to “restaurant” sweater or “movie theater” sweater. Gift her a new favorite with this minimalist ribbed design.

Read more about our favorite cardigans here.

Custom haircare products that cater to her hair goals

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Personalized 8 oz. Shampoo and Conditioner Set, $39, available at Function of Beauty

Function of Beauty revolutionizes haircare by creating a custom line of shampoo and conditioner that’s based on her hair type and goals. She can choose the formula’s color and fragrance as well as add personalized details like her name on the bottle.

Soft, crisp sheets and bedding

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Brooklinen Queen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $198, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen Queen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, $240, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are the ones I always recommend to friends, family, and readers who email me, for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and comfort.

The Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything she needs to completely makeover her bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. Each bundle includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet cover, and four pillowcases. Brooklinen also sells comforterspillows, candles, and blankets

A fancy candle set

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Otherland Candles The Threesome, $89, available at Otherland

Candles make any home smell great, and this fancy candle set from Otherland will look gorgeous in any room in her house. It includes three coconut and soy wax blend candles in beautiful glass vessels. Each candle burns for 55 hours — that’s a lot of time that your mom can spend enjoying this gift.

Read our review of Otherland here.

Barack Obama’s bestselling book

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A Promised Land by Barack Obama on Kindle, $17.99

If Mom likes to read, Barack Obama’s bestselling book ‘A Promised Land’ is probably on her reading list. Instead of risking having a hard copy arrive late, you can gift her the Kindle version. 

A cozy lounge kit

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The Cozy Lounge Kit, $95 (originally $123) [You save $32], available at LIVELY

If anyone deserves a relaxing day off, moms are often at the top of the list. This chic lounge set includes LIVELY’s All Day Lounge Set, “Hit Snooze” Sleep Mask, The Best Day Ever Socks, and The Cotton Duster to maximize coziness — and it comes in a gift box for easy wrapping.

A high-speed charger for her phone

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Anker Nano 20W USB-C Charger, $16.99

The latest iPhones don’t come with a charging adaptor in the box, so if Mom is getting a new phone soon, she’ll definitely need one of these. It charges three times faster than the typical Apple charger and is physically the same size.

Alexa-enabled glasses

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Echo Frames Smart Glasses, $249.99

If your mom loves tech, she’ll think these smart glasses are from the future. Amazon’s Echo Frames allow for open-ear audio, hands-free calling, and access to thousands of Alexa’s skills.

A water bottle that solves all pain points

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Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Watter Bottle (32 oz), $26.93, available at Hydro Flask

Hydo Flask’s products have a cult following for a number of reasons: The double-walled vacuum seal keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours on end, many products come with a lifetime warranty, and the bright colors add a bit of fun to something that’s otherwise thought of as ordinary. 

A gift card for fun frames

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Gift Card, from $50, available at Warby Parker

If Mom is on the hunt for a new pair of glasses, Warby Parker is an excellent place to start. The brand’s versatility, size flexibility, and relatively reasonable prices will give Mom plenty of options to choose from, and she can try up to five pairs at home for free

Read our full review of Warby Parker’s at-home try-on service.

A luxurious bathrobe

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Parachute Classic Bathrobe, $99, available at Parachute

A plush bathrobe will make every shower feel like a trip to the spa. Parachute’s soft Turkish cotton robe comes in four great colors: white, mineral, blush, and stone (pictured). 

Read our full review of Parachute’s Classic Bathrobe here.

A Disney Plus gift subscription

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Disney Plus Gift Subscription, $69.99 for a year, available at Disney Plus

In addition to hundreds of classic Disney movies, old shows, and original programming, Disney Plus has tons of new content, including everyone’s favorite “The Mandalorian.” If Mom doesn’t already have Disney Plus, now’s the time to get it for her. Bonus points if you pair it with a Baby Yoda gift.

Here’s everything to know about Disney Plus and about its gift subscription.

A sunflower growing kit

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Backyard Safari Garden Grow Kit, $18.99, available at Amazon

Kickstart Mom’s gardening career or add a pop of color to her existing crops with this foolproof gardening kit. This kit includes six varieties of seeds, all within a recycled egg carton to sustainably start the growing process.

The Amazon Echo

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Amazon Echo, $99.99, available at Amazon

There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things moms should find charming. 

A fresh flower bouquet

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The Bouqs Co. bouquets, available at The Bouqs Co., $39 and up

UrbanStems bouquets, available at UrbanStems, $35 and up

We’ve ordered bouquets from The Bouqs Co. and UrbanStems and both offer gorgeous flower arrangements, potted plants, and even dried bouquets, and they’re delivered quickly, too. 

A cute potted plant instead of flowers

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Shop The Sill’s selection of plants from $20

The Sill is a relatively new startup that’s making the process of choosing and buying house plants much easier. This gift set is just one of many options you can choose from — you can even shop based on which plants are pet-safe. 

The gift of comfortable loungewear

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Shop all women’s loungewear and sleepwear, available at Tommy John

Tommy John E-Gift Card, $25-$250, available at Tommy John

The Insider Reviews team is positively smitten with Tommy John’s loungewear and underwear — so much so, we named the latter one of the best women’s underwear brands in our buying guide, so you can be sure Mom will love it too.

A personalized bracelet

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Custom Coordinates Bracelet, from $7.99, available at Etsy

The subtle engraving on this small, delicate bracelet will always remind Mom of somewhere special. You can choose from silver, gold, or rose gold to match her daily jewelry, while the coordinates will still allow this piece to stand out in her mind.

A chic convertible bag

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Maestra Bag, $895, available at Senreve

She never has to worry about this bag going out of style — it’s three styles in one. The Maestra can switch between a shoulder bag, top-handle bag, and backpack, so she can wear it with all sorts of looks. While it’s a pricey purchase, the high-quality materials and design will last a lifetime in Mom’s wardrobe. 

A blanket that demonstrates your love

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Love Letter Blanket, from $159, available at Etsy

Handwritten letters are always heartwarming, and this blanket takes the sentiment to the next level. The custom text can be woven into the blanket in a pre-made font, or you can choose to emulate your own handwriting for an extra personal touch. 

Pearl hoop earrings

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Mejuri Pearl Hoops, $65, available at Mejuri

Get your mom a beautiful pair of earrings or a necklace with her zodiac sign that she can wear every day. Mejuri is a favorite jewelry startup of ours, so I’m guessing a lot of moms will love this Canadian company’s delicate jewelry too.

A delicious treat from Milk Bar

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Check out all the goodies in Milk Bar’s Gift Shop from $32

Milk Bar’s treats will definitely satisfy her sweet tooth. Choose from a limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake Cake, the bestselling B’Day Truffles, and plenty more.

A wooden gift crate with 2 pounds of cheese inside

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Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box, $95, available at Murray’s Cheese

Cheese lovers will find a lot to like in this wooden gift crate (yes, crate) from Murray’s Cheese, which includes 2 pounds of English cheddar, brie, cave-aged Gruyere, and one-year-aged Manchego along with snacks to pair with each cheese: spiced cherry preserves, sea salt and olive oil crackers, and Marcona almonds. My mouth is watering just writing this caption …  

A custom map poster

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Grafomap Custom Map Poster, from $49, available at Grafomap

Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your mom’s hometown, her college town, her favorite travel destination, or the place where she got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination.

Read a full review here.

A really good mug she can take camping or into the office

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Yeti Rambler 14 oz. Mug, $29.99, available at REI

With a vacuum-insulated interior and secure top, this mug works for just about any occasion. Whether she wants to tote her hot oatmeal to the office or enjoy some chili while camping, this is what she’ll want to use. 

A skincare gift set for glowing skin every day

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Mini Fresh Faves Skincare Set, $35, available at Sephora

This facial gift set from Fresh is made up of a flight of travel-sized masks, so she can roll out of bed with dewy, glowing skin every day.

Check out even more great and affordable beauty gifts she’ll actually use.

A heated massager to melt the day away

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InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager with Heat, $49.97, available at Amazon

After a long day, all she wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While she can’t get a real massage every day, you can give her this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give her a quality massage for much less.

A ‘book of the month’ membership

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Book of the Month Monthly Membership, $49.99, available at Book of the Month

If she loves to read and isn’t ready to go 100% digital, a Book of the Month membership is the perfect gift. This gift membership gets Mom her pick of the best new books for $12.50 to $15 a month depending on the length of subscription you choose to give her (three, six, or 12 months). She can also request extra books if she reads more than one book a month. 

A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99, available at Amazon

On the other hand, if she’s tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift. The latest version is waterproof too! 

Read a full review here.

Comfortable, breathable slip-on shoes

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Allbirds Wool Loungers, $95, available at Allbirds

Cult-favorite footwear startup Allbirds is a great destination for gifts. Its Wool Loungers are ridiculously soft, breathable, and supportive — and even machine washable! We tried them and loved them, so we can safely say your mom will too. They currently come in seven colors and are suitable for indoor and outdoor wear. 

A weighted blanket with cooling technology

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BlanQuil Chill 15-Pound Cooling Weighted Blanket, $169, available at Amazon

Does Mom always need a blanket to fall asleep, but struggles not to overheat under heavy blankets? This weighted blanket’s soothing feel is appropriate for the winter, but the cooling technology will prevent her from overheating. 

An indoor herb garden that requires zero effort

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Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening Kit, $119.95, available at Click & Grow

Every chef knows that cooking with fresh ingredients like basil can make a big difference. The Click & Grow Smart Garden is a self-watering system that allows even the most amateur gardeners to quickly and effortlessly grow herbs and vegetables. We tried it and were impressed with how well it worked, and how truly effortless the process was.

Super comfortable, high-waist leggings

Mother's Day Gifts: Spanx Active leggings

Spanx Booty Boost Active Leggings, $98, available at Spanx

Whether or not she wears yoga pants to work out or to run errands, she’ll feel comfortable and stylish in this pair from Spanx. They’re breathable, supportive but not suffocating, and surprisingly comfortable, offering more stretch than similar compressive leggings I’ve tried that make them much easier to get into and out of. I’m not sure what witchcraft went into the design, but they also manage to create a smooth-all-over look that I love. 

Read more about Spanx’s Active Leggings here and every Spanx product we’ve ever tried here.

A bottle of lavender bubble bath

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L’Occitane Relaxing & Foaming Lavender Bubble Bath, $39, available at Amazon

This lavender-scented bubble bath from L’Occitane is one of the best ways to relax after a long day of work. 

A marble watch

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MVMT Laurel Marble Watch, $96, available at MVMT

She’ll love this unique, marble-face watch featuring gold detailing and a caramel leather band. 

A Le Creuset Dutch oven

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Le Creuset 5 1/2-Qt. Signature Round Dutch Oven, $150, available at Williams-Sonoma

At $360, this Le Creuset Dutch oven is the most expensive piece of cookware in my kitchen, but it is also my most used. It comes in tons of colors, so you can choose Mom’s favorite. 

A cookbook for ‘Girl Meets Farm’ fans

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“Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm” by Molly Yeh, $19.54, available at Amazon

Not only does this cookbook contain more than 120 delicious recipes (make the Asian Scotch Eggs!), you’ll also find tons of personal stories and beautiful photos of Food Network star and award-winning blogger Molly Yeh and her family.

A cutting board in the shape of the state she calls home

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Totally Bamboo State Cutting & Serving Board, $29.99, available at Amazon

Available for all 50 states as well British Columbia, Puerto Rico, Long Island, and Ontario, this uniquely shaped cutting and serving board doubles as kitchen decor.

A Daily Harvest gift box

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Daily Harvest 9-Cup Gift Box, $75, available at Daily Harvest

If she’s always trying to find new ways to prioritize her health, help her out with some Daily Harvest cups. You can prepay for nine cups, which she can redeem and pick out herself. She can choose from smoothies, oat bowls, soups, and other bowls of healthy food that are super easy to take on the go. 

A sous vide for making tender, perfectly cooked meat

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Anova Nano Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker, $125, available at Amazon and Target

The Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Mom’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, but it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time. I got my mother-in-law one for Christmas a couple of years ago, and she still sends me pictures of how amazing her food comes out every time she uses it.

A roomy work bag with tons of pockets

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Dagne Dover Legend Tote, $159, available at Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover’s Legend Tote is a sophisticated and spacious work bag with a padded laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, and other thoughtful interior pockets that will keep her organized and always ready to go. 

Read why we’ve dubbed Dagne Dover as the best work bag for women here.

A Rent The Runway Unlimited membership

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Rent The Runway Gift Card, from $69, available at Rent The Runway

Perfect for the woman who “never has anything to wear,” Rent The Runway lets her rotate her wardrobe with the latest styles from more than 450 fashion brands, like Diane von Furstenberg, Tory, Burch, and Tibi. She’s able to rent up to 16 items at a time — and Rent The Runway takes care of all her dry cleaning, shipping, and insurance costs. We tried the membership and loved it

An Italian leather wallet that can be monogrammed with her initials

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Cuyana Classic Zip Around Wallet, $175, available at Cuyana (+ $15 for monogram)

A sophisticated leather wallet instantly elevates a busy woman’s everyday style and keeps her organized when she’s on the go. You can get this Italian leather wallet from Cuyana in 10 colors. We really love the Stone leather version that has a surprise red lining on the inside for a pop of color. 

A jewelry holder

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Catbird Swan Ring Holder, $32, available at Catbird

This ornate swan is a subtle jewelry holder that’ll dress up a bathroom countertop or nightstand.

A foam pillow from a popular mattress startup

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Leesa Pillow, $79, available at Leesa

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this luxurious and supportive pillow from one of our favorite mattress startups, Leesa. It’s so good it’s listed in our buying guide to the best pillows.

A room diffuser

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Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Scent Surround Room Diffuser, $98, available at Nordstrom

A more modern alternative to potpourri, a diffuser is a grown-up way to add a subtle fragrance to her home.

A personalized T-shirt

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Known Supply Personalized Women’s Fitted Crew, $32, available at Known Supply

You can personalize this comfortable Pima cotton tee with “mom” or “mama” — or any other name up to nine characters — in cute, loopy cursive. 

A gift subscription to a popular coffee club

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Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $60, available at Atlas Coffee Club

If her veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a gift subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag. 

A pair of sunglasses that will stay on

Gifts for Mom Maho

Tulum No. 2 Sunglasses, $150, available at Maho Shades

If Mom loves to spend time outside but doesn’t want to sacrifice style for functionality, these shades have an extra sturdy grip meant to keep them snug through more intensive activity. 

A crossbody bag with a hand-painted monogram

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Leatherology Meadow Mini Camera Bag, from $110, available at Leatherology (+ $40 for hand-painted monogram)

This leather crossbody bag comes in tons of colors and is great for travel and daytime outings — for an extra $40, you can customize it with hand-painted monogram. 

A retro-inspired electric kettle

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SMEG 50’s Retro Style 7-Cup Electric Kettle, $159.95, available at Williams-Sonoma

With this retro-inspired electric kettle in her kitchen, she’ll spend much less time making tea and more time enjoying a cup. It comes in 10 fun colors, like pastel green, pastel blue, and bright red.

A box set of loose-leaf teas

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T2 Tea Five Greatest Greens Assorted Tea Sampler Gift Box, $15, available at Amazon

Let her sit back and relax with this set of fragrant green teas, including China Jasmine, Sencha Peach, and Japanese Sencha. If green tea isn’t her thing, T2 also has gift boxes for black, herbal, and fruity teas. Choose the “Subscribe & Save” option and she’ll always have a stocked tea supply. 

A heart snapshot

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Minted Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art, from $29, available at Minted

Collect some of her favorite pictures and turn them into unique photo art for as little as $29.

A DNA test kit

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23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test, $199, available at 23andMe

This genetic test kit from 23andMe is a unique and cool gift idea for any mom who’s interested in learning more about her family history.

A FabFitFun box

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FabFitFun E-Gift Card, $25-$300, available at FabFitFun

Sign her up for FabFitFun, a quarterly beauty subscription box that sends its members full-size products instead of those tiny samples.

An alarm clock that uses light to wake her up gently

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Philips Light Alarm Clock, $99.99, available at Amazon

Moms work hard and they often have to wake up early. Just because she has to wake up before the sun rises that doesn’t mean she has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.

Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake her up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so she can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. This clock is one of the top picks in our buying guide, so you can be sure she’ll love it.

A pendant necklace

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Set & Stones

Set & Stones Cheyenne Mama Necklace, $198, available at Nordstrom

Your mom will want to keep this pendant necklace very close to her heart.

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61 gifts for Dad he’ll actually love and use, from an electric wine opener to backpack that doubles as a cooler

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  • It can be difficult finding a gift for dad, especially if he doesn’t offer hints to help you out.
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Dads are notoriously tough to shop for, especially since many rarely dole out hints about what they may need or want.

If you aren’t sure what to get Dad this year, whether for his birthday, for Father’s Day, or just because, you’ve found the right gift guide. We’ve put together a list of gift ideas for dad he’s sure to love, from sleek leather goods and high-tech cooking gadgets to an on-demand massage service and a cookbook that’ll let him recreate the famous Shake Shack burger at home.

Here are 61 thoughtful gifts for dad:

An insulated travel mug

Zojirushi SM SE Travel Mug

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug, $23.99, available at Amazon

Even when he’s on-the-go dad’s favorite beverage can stay hot or cold for hours. The Zojirushi SM-SE Travel Mug keeps both hot and cold drinks at enjoyable temperatures for hours longer than the competition, and its lockable lid ensures it’s truly leak-proof. We even named it the best travel mug.

A leather iPhone wallet case

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Leather Wallet Case, from $28.40, available on Etsy

Get dad a protective and stylish case for his iPhone that can also double as a handy wallet for storing cards. You can even get personalized with dad’s initials for an extra special touch. The case is available for iPhones ranging from the 6S to the 12 Pro Max. 

A heated massager to melt the day away

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Snailax Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager, $59.96, available at Amazon

After a long day, all Dad wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While he can’t get a real massage every day, you can give him this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give a quality massage for much less. 

A mask fit for athletes

Gifts under $50 Under Armour

UA Sportsmask, $30, available at Under Armour

If Dad loves his fitness routine but is often frustrated by working out with a mask on, the Sportsmask is a useful solution. This mask from Under Armour was specifically designed for high activity, and its water resistance, breathability, and UPF 50+ sun protection all lend well to making his workout routine more comfortable.

*Sponsored by Under Armour

A personalized video from his favorite star

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Cameo, from $10

You can choose from thousands of actors, athletes, and musicians and get dad a personalized video message from his favorite star. For a gift that also gives back, search for celebrities donating some of the proceeds to charity. Or, opt for a funny and festive option like a Buddy the Elf impersonator. You can read our full breakdown of Cameo here.

A game he can enjoy with the whole family

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Rollors Backyard Game, $49.94, available on Amazon

A fun combo of horseshoes, bocce ball, and bowling, this lawn game will give dad the gift of quality family bonding time when you all play together. Plus, the carrying case means he can bring it with him to backyard BBQs, beach outings, camping trips, or tailgating parties.

 

A handy duffel bag

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The Weekender, $136, available at Away 

If your dad is a frequent traveler or gym-goer, he’ll love this versatile duffel bag from Away. It’s available in canvas or nylon, has a separate compartment for shoes, and a handy sleeve that slips over a carry-on handle.

A sleek leather wallet

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Bellroy Leather Note Sleeve Wallet, $89, available at Amazon

This slim leather wallet from Bellroy is perfect for dads who prefer minimalist accessories. It comes in a bunch of colors, so you’ll be able to find the perfect match. Bellroy also sells phone cases, work bags and backpacks, and key covers

A cookbook from his favorite burger joint

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“Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories,” $16.38 available at Amazon

If your dad is a fan of Shake Shack, he’ll love this cookbook that will teach him how to make his very own ShackBurger.

A keepsake he can use for years to come

Gifts for Dad Ticket Stub Diary

Ticket Stub Diary, $14, available at Uncommon Goods

Concerts, museums, sporting events, or movies — regardless of what Dad’s passionate about, this handy journal makes for efficient storage of sentimental memories that could otherwise get stained or ruined. With 118 ticket sleeves, there’s plenty of room for upcoming memories as well.

Breathable and machine-washable sneakers

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Allbirds Wool Runners, $95, available at Allbirds 

These merino wool sneakers from Allbirds, Silicon Valley’s favorite shoe brand, are the perfect mix of sporty and stylish. They come in tons of colors and are even machine washable.

An electric wine opener

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Zupora Electric Wine Opener, $20.38, available at Amazon

This electric cork screw will help dad open any bottle of wine without the hassle. Throw in his favorite bottle along with the wine opener for the ultimate gift any wine aficionado would love.

A set of quality merino wool socks

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Men’s Merino Wool Calf Sock 8-pack, $136.80, available at Bombas

They may just seem like a basic, everyday accessory, but socks are among the most underrated gifts you can give. Dad will love these Bombas socks made from soft and warm merino wool. 

A health and ancestry genetic test kit

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23andMe Health and Ancestry Genetic Test Kit, $199, available at 23andMe

This genetic test kit from 23andMe is great for the dad who’s interested in learning more about his family history.

A Disney Plus subscription

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Disney Plus gift subscription, 1-year subscription for $69.99

It gives Dad unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. Read everything there is to know about Disney Plus over here.

And if he needs some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

A Baby Yoda PopSocket

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Baby Yoda Popsocket, $16.99, available at Amazon 

If he can’t get enough of Baby Yoda, he’ll love this adorable PopSocket. He can use it to position his phone for the optimal streaming of “The Mandalorian.” This would be a great gift alongside a Disney Plus subscription since he’ll have a present to unwrap.

A beer growler for sipping at home

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Personalized Craft Beer Growler, $45, available at Houzz

Now dad can take his favorite ales home with him to enjoy. This 64 oz growler comes personalized with his initials on it and includes four mini pilsner glasses.

Soft, crisp sheets and bedding

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Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $198, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $240, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are among our favorites for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and unbelievable comfort. The company’s Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything your dad needs to completely makeover his bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. They include a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, a duvet cover, and four pillowcases.

Brooklinen also sells comforterspillows, candles, and blankets

A custom whiskey glass

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Personalized Whiskey Glass, $18.90, available at Etsy

Great for new dads, this custom, hand-etched whiskey glass can boast his proudest title alongside the year he became a father. Photos from reviewers go to show that this glass isn’t just for whiskey, recipients have gotten creative by storing candy and other small gifts in their glasses.

A subscription for steaks

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Sirloin of the Month Club, from $103.95 per month, available at AmazingClubs

Meat lovers will enjoy sinking their teeth into a premium cut of sirloin. Each month dad will receive a mouth-watering selection of premium steaks curated by experts and shipped fresh right to his door. Choose from subscription options of one month, six months, 12 months, or every three months.

A SodaStream

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SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Machine, $86, available at Walmart

The SodaStream Fizzi lets you turn plain water into sparkling water in just a few seconds. Dad can adjust the fizziness and flavor level to his personal taste.

A classic stovetop espresso maker

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Bialetti 9-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker, $49.95, available at Crate & Barrel

This classic kitchen accessory is perfect for the coffee-loving dad who wants to bring cafe-quality coffee home. The Bialetti stovetop espresso maker not only makes great coffee, but it looks great on the counter.

The Amazon Echo Show

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Amazon Echo Show 5, $69.99, available at Amazon

There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo Show can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things Dad should find charming. Unlike the Echo or Echo Dot, the Echo Show also has a screen for displaying information.

A distinctive leather watch

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Filippo Loreti Venice Moonphase Gold Black Watch, $149, available at Filippo Loreti 

You can’t go wrong with giving a watch as a gift. This Italian leather and gold watch from Filippo Loreti is a timeless option that any dad will love.

A device that improves golfing skills

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Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors, $179.99, available at Amazon

If your dad is a big golfer, this performance-tracking system is a fun addition to his golf bag.

A durable backpack and cooler combo

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Carhartt Medium Pack + 3 Can Insulated Cooler, $99.99, available at Carhartt

Made from a durable 500 denier Cordura ripstop material, this Carhartt backpack is perfect for outdoorsy dads. The included 3-can cooler is a great addition that’ll let him carry a few cold brews on his fishing or camping trips.

A custom map poster

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Grafomap Custom Map Poster, from $49, available at Grafomap

Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your dad’s hometown, his college town, his favorite travel destination, or the place where he got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination. 

A gift card for the sports fan

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Fanatics gift card, from $10, available at Fanatics

If Dad’s nostalgic for his college days or loves gearing up for his favorite sports season, give him the gift of variety with a Fanatics gift card. Fanatics is home to apparel, accessories, and memorabilia for just about every major sports team you can think of. 

A luxurious shave kit

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Harry’s Winston Shave Set, $25, available at Harry’s (+ $15 for monogram)

This shave set from Harry’s is as sleek as it gets at this price. To go the extra mile, you can get his initials engraved into the razor. 

A freshly scented beard wash and conditioner set

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The Art of Shaving Beard Wash and Conditioner Set, $30, available at The Art of Shaving

Soap and water can leave his facial hair dry and scratchy. Bearded dads need this soothing beard wash and conditioner set from The Art of Shaving in their lives. 

A sous-vide device for ambitious home cooks

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Anova Nano Sous Vide, $125.92, available at Amazon

For under $100, the Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Dad’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time. 

A cozy and supportive pillow

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Leesa Pillow, $79, available at Leesa

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this luxurious and supportive pillow from mattress startup Leesa. 

A 10-pack of soft and stylish underwear

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MeUndies Men’s Boxer Brief 10-Pack, $170, available at MeUndies

Made from MicroModal and elastane, MeUndies claims its underwear is three times softer than cotton. We think its boxers are so comfortable they’ll blow Dad’s mind. 

Comfortable and stylish jeans

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Mott & Bow Wooster Dynamic Stretch Jeans, $118, available at Mott & Bow

Give the gift of good style with jeans from Mott & Bow.

Amazon’s new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99, available at Amazon

If your dad is tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift. The latest version is now waterproof too. 

A hot sauce sampler pack

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The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauces Sampler Pack, $34.99, available at Amazon

If you’re not quite sure what kind of hot sauce your dad likes, or if he isn’t committed to this or that variety of the spicy stuff, then The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauces Sampler is a great gift idea. It features sauces made with peppers that come from India, Mexico, and beyond, and it has flavors ranging from Chipotle Pepper to Garlic Herb to Whiskey Habanero.

A gift subscription to a popular coffee club

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Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $60, available at Atlas Coffee Club

If your dad’s veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag. 

A personalized sports jersey

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MLB Shop Custom Men’s Jersey, from $107.99, available at the official MLB Shop

NFL Shop Custom Men’s Jersey, from $42.99, available at the official NFL Shop

The sports-loving dad won’t want to take this jersey off. At the MLB Shop and NFL Shop, you can order a personalized jersey with your dad’s name on the back.

An all-encompassing online subscription

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Amazon 1-Year Prime Membership, $119, available at Amazon

Everyone loves Amazon Prime and the plethora of perks that come with a membership, so why not gift a subscription for an entire year?

An at-home workout system

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TRX Suspension Trainer Basic Kit, $169.95, available at Amazon 

For the active dad, you can bring the gym home with this TRX trainer.

A durable, temperature-maintaining water bottle

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Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth, $44.95, available at Hydro Flask

Hydro Flasks are great for any situation, from camping to commuting. This durable, insulated water bottle does a masterful job of making sure drinks keep their temperatures.

A modern turntable

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U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable, $459, available at U-Turn

This turntable is the sleek home accessory your dad didn’t know he needed. He can bring his old records out of storage and enjoy them with this modern record player. 

A subscription service for new vinyl every month

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Vinyl Me, Please 3-Month Gift Membership, $119, available at Vinyl Me, Please

Every person’s vinyl collection is deeply personal, so instead of trying to guess his taste, let him choose the record himself. Each month, he’ll choose and receive one LP, pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please, from a collection of Essentials, Classics, and Rap & Hip Hop.

The three-month gift membership includes one bonus record, while the six- and 12-month ones include two bonus records.

A streaming TV player

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Roku Ultra, $99.99, available at Target

A media streaming device can transform your dad’s so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface and 4K video streaming.

A custom puzzle

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New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle, $49.95, available from Uncommon Goods

Remind dad of a special day or event with a custom puzzle of a specific “New York Times” front page. Plus, this gift doubles as spending quality time with dad if you do the puzzle together. 

A nice tie

Gifts for Dad The Tie Bar

The Tie Bar Neckties, starting at $18

Neckties might be a cliché gift for dads, but The Tie Bar makes some handsome ties that he’ll actually wear on a regular basis. You’ll find plenty of colors, patterns, and styles — and the best part is they’re all affordably priced.

A handy multi-functional tool

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Leatherman OHT Multi-Tool, $89.95, available at B&H Photo

This multi-functional tool does it all, plus it has a 25-year guarantee.

A fast wireless charger and accessory tray

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Catch:3 Charger Trau, $175, available at Staycourant.com

Give your dad the gift of organization with this accessory tray and wireless charger combo. The pebbled leather is a much-needed upgrade from all the plastic tech accessories he has lying around, and the catchall tray is useful and thoughtful. It also means he’ll stop asking you where his keys are three times before leaving the house. 

Stylish computer glasses

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Felix Gray Blue Light Computer Glasses, from $95, available at Felix Gray

If he sits in front of a computer every day, he needs these blue light glasses that increase magnification, reduce glare, and filter out blue light in order to reduce eyestrain. They’re also available with prescription lenses — we tried them and loved them.

A weighted blanket with cooling technology

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BlanQuil Chill 20-Pound Cooling Weighted Blanket, $99, available at Amazon

Does Dad always need a blanket to fall asleep, but struggles not to overheat under heavy blankets? This weighted blanket’s soothing feel is appropriate for the winter, but the cooling technology will prevent him from overheating. 

Apple AirPods

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Apple AirPods with Wired Charging Case, $128.98, available at Amazon

Some of the best gifts are items that can be used every day — and AirPods fall into that category. Whether your dad likes listening to music and podcasts or prefers to talk on the phone hands-free, AirPods will quickly become an essential item for him.

A ceramic pizza stone

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Emile Henry Pizza Stone, $49.95, available at Williams Sonoma

Homemade pizza is delicious, but it can be tricky to perfect. This ceramic pizza stone will make sure his pizza comes out perfectly cooked every time.

An iPad

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Apple iPad (Latest Model with Wi-Fi, 32GB), $329.99, available at Best Buy

Tech-obsessed dads will love to get their hands on the latest iPad.

A leather iPad case

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Leatherology iPad Portfolio, from $120, available at Leatherology

This leather iPad portfolio comes in 17 colors, so there’s sure to be one that your dad will like. You can even get it monogrammed for an extra personal touch. 

A durable and waterproof speaker

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Urbanears Rålis Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $199.99, available at Urbanears

The Rålis is Urbanears’ first portable Bluetooth speaker and it sounds as good as it looks. It’s a little pricey, but the sound quality is impressive enough to warrant the cost.

An alarm clock that uses light to wake him up gently

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Philips Light Alarm Clock, $99.99, available at Amazon

Dads work hard and they often have to wake up early. Just because he has to wake up before the sun rises that doesn’t mean he has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.

Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake him up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so he can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. This clock is also one of the top picks in our buying guide, so you can be sure he’ll love it.

A record organization system

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TunePhonik Vertical Laser Cut Wooden Record Dividers (set of 6), $44.99, available at Amazon

Your dad can organize his records in style with this alphabetical wooden divider set.

Modern over-ear headphones

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Status Audio CB-1 Studio Monitor Headphones, $63, available at Amazon

The perfect pair of over-ear headphones should be highly comfortable and sound great. This pair from Status Audio is among the best you’ll find for less than $100.

A portable microphone

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JLab Audio Talk Go USB Microphone, $49, available on Amazon

Dad can try his hand at playing radio or podcast host with this simple and portable USB microphone. It’s also a nice option for clearer audio while he takes any at-home business calls. 

A relaxing massage he can book to his home

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Soothe E-Gift Card or Physical Gift Card, select your amount, available at Soothe

Soothe is a relatively new service that can help Dad book a massage to his home in as little as an hour. The company will match his massage request with a vetted, certified massage therapist available in his area at the specified time. They offer Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and couples massages.

Soothe is currently available to book in 66 cities in the US and Canada. If you’re not sure what amount to choose for a gift card, Soothe says the average cost for a one-time, 60-minute massage is $115, but price varies by location, with cities like New York charging up to $182 for that treatment. Soothe also offers subscriptions if you really want to pamper him this year. 

*Due to the novel coronavirus, gift cards are unable to be used for massages, although they can be applied to Soothe’s apparel and equipment. 

An easy way to eat chips and dip

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Ooma Bowl, $28, available at Uncommon Goods

Take dad’s snacking game up a level with this two-in-one bowl that’s perfect for holding both chips or crackers and his favorite salsa, guac, or dip. 

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33 last-minute gifts that still feel thoughtful

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We’ve all been there – holidays and birthdays are just around the corner, your schedule starts getting more chaotic, and suddenly celebrations are closer than you thought and you still haven’t picked out a gift!

Whether it just slipped your mind to prepare ahead of time or you decided to give a gift impromptu, we’ve got you covered. This list proves last-minute gift ideas can still be thoughtful and unique, from clever subscriptions to useful gift cards and everything in between.

Most of these can be e-mailed to the recipient just in time, while some are available at stores where two- or even one-day shipping might come in clutch. As a last resort, repurpose this clever hack to ensure they will still have a gift to open.

Check out our 33 picks for last-minute gifts:

A diaper and wipe bundle for expecting mothers

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Honest Diaper + Wipes Bundle, $79.95/bundle

Do you know someone with a baby on the way? Gift them a monthly supply of Honest’s premium diapers and wipes in a flexible bundle subscription. The bundle features three diaper types: everyday, training pants, and overnights, with custom sizes based on weight and age. If in between sizes, Honest recommends sizing up. Each pack includes over 100 diapers each. Plus, they can personalize the diapers with a number of cute design options. 

A yearlong magazine subscription

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Magazine subscription, starting $5/year

Nothing beats holding a physical issue of their favorite magazine. A subscription service makes sure it lands in their hand without the extra trip to the store. Choose from magazines like Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Women’s Health, and more, that cost just $5 for an entire year.

A low-maintenance plant service

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The Sill’s Plants for Beginners Subscription, $60/month

Even the most novice green thumb can build a thriving garden with The Sill. Each month, the houseplant subscription delivers a easy-care hand-potted plant in a sleek ceramic planter. It’s the perfect opportunity to cultivate their own at-home plant nursery.

Read our full review of The Sill here.

An endless closet of designer clothing

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Gift a Rent the Runway membership, $69/month

Rent the Runway’s innovative model means they no longer have to waste money on clothes they’ll wear just once or twice. It’s perfect for the fashionista in your life and let’s them rent something new for any occasion — whether it be WFH, date night, or staycations.

Read our full review of Rent the Runway here.

A Murray’s Monthly Clubs subscription for cheese lovers

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Cheese of the Month subscription, from $63

Send the best of Murray’s cheese and satiate their hankering for a good gouda or creamy brie with a Monthly Clubs subscription. Whether they’re a cheese aficionado or just looking for a yummy snack, they’ll enjoy getting fresh cheese delivered to their door along with detailed guides to the flavors and suggested beverage pairings for each. 

Choose from options like Classic Cheese of the Month for newbies all the way up to Cheesemonger’s Picks of the Month. You can pay for a month-to-month subscription, or pre-pay for a three-month option.

A 12-pack of wine from an independent winemaker for under $100

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Give a wine gift from NakedWines.com

Looking for a last-minute gift that’s perfect for just about anyone over 21? We recommend a few bottles from NakedWines.com. Every winemaker on the platform has been “funded” by “Angel” customers, meaning you feel like you have a more direct stake in the wine you gift — and they’re all affordable and high-quality. 

For a limited time, you can get an assortment of wines for even cheaper. New customers who sign up using their email get $100 off their first box of 12 wines. Insider Reviews reporter Mara Leighton tried the service and found it to be a great value. Read the full review here.

A Disney+ gift subscription

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One-year gift subscription to Disney Plus, $69.99

It gives unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox, and costs just $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here.

And if they need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

A flower subscription service for freshly delivered blooms

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The Bouqs Co. flower subscription, from $36 per shipment

Send beautiful bouquets on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing — weekly, every two weeks, monthly, or every two months. Choose from a variety of floral themes, from farmers’ market fresh blooms to gorgeous rose arrangements. This new twist on a classic gift is one that’ll keep on giving.

A gift that’s as uniquely sweet as they are

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Sugarwish treat boxes, from $19.98 for two selections

Gifting just got a little bit sweeter. You choose the number of treats, and Sugarwish takes care of the rest. The recipient chooses which treats they want to receive once they redeem the gift, so it’s the perfect last-minute item for a picky eater.

A Headspace subscription for soothing meditations

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Headspace subscription, from $12.99 per month

This year has been full of anxiety and uncertainty, which makes a gift that includes soothing meditation options extra thoughtful. They can listen to narrated meditations with a Buddhist monk, get tips for handling stress from videos with cute graphics, or leverage wind down guided exercises to enjoy better sleep.  

A Masterclass subscription to learn from the best

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Masterclass subscription, from $15/month

For the uninitiated, MasterClass is an e-learning platform that provides an array of classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders. Users can find everything from television writing classes taught by Shonda Rhimes to a style lesson with Tan France. 

An Amazon Prime membership to make life easier

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Amazon Prime membership, $39 for 3 months or $119 for a year

The gift of Amazon Prime is always one that’ll be met with extreme appreciation given that it is both practical and thoughtful. If the recipient already has a membership, the money will convert into a gift card that they can use on anything they want from the site. 

An e-gift card to Everlane for anyone who appreciates the basics

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Everlane e-gift card, starting at $25

Everlane is our go-to for all things considered “closet staples” — from cozy cashmere to classic button-downs, comfortable cotton tees to casual denim. We can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be able to put an Everlane e-gift card to use, especially when they can start shopping as soon as they open the e-gift card confirmation email. 

A Hulu gift card for the TV-obsessed

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Hulu gift card, available at Walmart, from $25

Hulu, like Netflix, is a must-have for TV fiends. Whether or not they already have a membership (which you may or may not mooch off of), this gift card can be used to sign up or pay for their next few months with the service. 

An Amazon Kindle for book lovers who travel frequently

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Target, $129.99

Kindles make the perfect last-minute gift for voracious readers. Even if the recipient swears by the feeling of a real book in their hands, once they see how much easier it is to travel with one thin tablet instead of six thick novels, they’ll be grateful you introduced them. The Paperwhite has a backlit screen with zero glare, so they can read it as easily outside as in bed with the lights out. Another plus? It’s waterproof. 

Read about our experience with the new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite here

A Book of the Month subscription for bibliophiles who like to hold books in their hands

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Book of the Month Club, from $49.99 for three months

If the Kindle just isn’t their thing, the Book of the Month Club might be a perfect alternative. The subscription service narrows a selection of new releases down to five options, and the recipient will be able to choose which hardcover book they’d like to receive each month. If they don’t like any of that month’s selections, they can also opt to skip and wait until next month’s choices come out. 

A gift card to their favorite music streaming service

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Send a gift card or subscription to SpotifyAmazon Music Unlimited, or Apple Music

Sometimes the simple, practical route is the way to go when it comes to last-minute gifting. If they’re one for spontaneous at-home dance parties or often found screaming their favorite songs in the car, a free month of their go-to music streaming service can prove to be just as thoughtful as a gift that’s purchased weeks in advance.

A box full of nostalgic treats

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Oreo, Golden Oreo, Chips Ahoy, and Nutter Butter Gift Box, $12.88

If they never quite outgrew this favorite childhood snack (or if they’re just one for sentimentalism), this box full of Oreos, Golden Oreos, Chips Ahoy, and Nutter Butter cookies will have them feeling like they’re back in the good old days in no time. Prime members can receive one-day shipping on this item depending on what time of day they place their order, so if their big day is tomorrow, we’ve got you covered.

A bouquet to satisfy any sweet tooth

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Sweet Chocolate Covered Donut & Cake Pop Bouquet, available at Harry & David, $59.99

You may not be able to make them breakfast in bed, but you can still ensure they have a sweet morning with this donut and cake pop bouquet delivery. All of the mini treats are dipped in either dark or white chocolate and topped with chocolate drizzle and candy toppings. Best of all for last-minute shoppers, express shipping can be applied to this gift.

An e-gift card to Warby Parker for the daily glasses-wearer

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Warby Parker e-gift cards, from $50 to $295

Glasses have become a means of helping people to express their individual sense of style, a trend only bolstered by stylish online glasses retailers. Warby Parker has managed to make prescription glasses affordable (a baseline pair starts at just $95, including lenses), but even if your giftee doesn’t wear prescription glasses, the company also makes non-prescription sunglasses that are equally as good-looking. Digital gift cards are delivered to your recipient’s email immediately.

A wine subscription for new bottles delivered right to their door

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Winc gift card, starting at $60

Winc is a wine delivery subscription that brings the good stuff right to your recipient’s door. Users take a quiz and share information about their taste preferences before receiving expert recommendations about bottles they may like. They can choose what to include in their box, and since each bottle is priced individually, they can control the cost of each delivery. Gift cards can be emailed to the recipient and used toward the cost of a box (or a few, if you’re feeling extra generous). 

A BarkBox subscription for anyone who’s just a little too obsessed with their dog

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BarkBox subscription, starting at $35

Whether they just got a new puppy or they’ve had one for a while now, you can’t go wrong with a BarkBox subscription for any dog parent. To give it as a gift, simply input the name of their pup and its relative size (small, medium, or large), and select a one-, three-, six-, or 12-month increment. You can send the box directly to their house or purchase a digital gift card, which can be redeemed immediately.

A coffee subscription to help them stay caffeinated

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Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $50 (holiday deal, originally $60)

Atlas makes some of our favorite coffee out there, and it fresh roasts each batch before sending it out so you know the coffee you’ll get hasn’t been sitting on a shelf for six months. Any caffeine fiend will love receiving beans or grounds direct to their door each month, giving you extra brownie points each time.

Read about our experience with Atlas Coffee Club here.

A gift card to frame their art or photos

Framebridge, from $25

Framebridge gift card, from $25

Everyone appreciates having a beautiful frame for their photos, posters, or artwork — but no one actually likes paying for it themselves. They’ll enjoy the chance to custom frame something for her home with Framebridge. Bonus points if you also print and send cute family photos for her to frame.

A fun and convenient way to freshen up their wardrobe

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Stitch Fix gift card, starting at $20

It’s natural to settle into a dressing routine, but if you sense that they’re no longer excited by their closet, a Stitch Fix gift card is the perfect solution. Recipients can try out different brands and styles that they wouldn’t ordinarily buy, and it’s easy to return pieces with the provided prepaid shipping labels.

A travel-planning service that does all the work for them

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Airbnb gift card, from $25

For the person who is currently dreaming about where to go post-pandemic, this gift card will help ensure their next trip is stellar. Airbnb has thousands of listings for private home vacation rentals around the globe and across the US. They can choose from premium Luxe listings like a villa in Malibu, find a location close to a national park for outdoor exploration, or opt for a unique getaway like a tree house rental.

This is also a thoughtful option for anyone who has to travel right now since experts and the CDC note that private home rentals are currently safer than hotel stays.

An electric toothbrush with recurring brush head refill deliveries

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Goby gift card, choose your amount

Give them the gift of better oral hygiene with a Goby toothbrush, which pairs with an automatic subscription so they’ll always be brushing with the most thorough and efficient brush head.

A customizable suitcase

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CALPAK gift card, from $25

Ordering a piece of luggage that best suits them will take too long if you’re strapped for time, plus you might not know exactly what they like. You’re better off giving a gift card so they can choose from plenty of fun options. From confetti to marble patterns, CALPAK offers suitcase designs for every traveler. 

An Echo Dot for the smart-home enthusiast

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Amazon Echo Dot, available at Best Buy $29.99

If you have at least one days’ worth of foresight, the new Echo Dot is a great last-minute gift that won’t require much effort. Whether you know for a fact that they have just started outfitting their home with smart capabilities, or you at least have a suspicion that they’d enjoy the convenience of having Alexa around to answer questions and play games, the Dot is a great pick. 

A Birchbox subscription for beauty and skin-care lovers

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Birchbox subscription, starting at $30-$45 for 3 months

There’s a reason Birchbox is so popular — it’s a super affordable way to find and learn about new beauty, skincare, and grooming products without the risk of spending too much on full-sized options the recipient might not like. For $30-$45, you’ll be able to gift three months’ worth of boxes right to their door. For a more substantial option, you can gift six months for $84, or 12 months for $156.  

A Blue Apron subscription

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Blue Apron subscription gift, choose your amount

Blue Apron’s meal kits are the perfect last-minute gift for anyone who enjoys cooking but lacks the time or foresight to do the planning and prepping involved. It costs $47.95 for two servings of two recipes each week, so they’ll save time shopping and prepping meals, which is arguably worth more than the price of the subscription.

A salami of the month club for the meat lovers

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Olympia Provisions Artisanal Salami, from $40

You know the type — always orders a charcuterie board, could survive on prosciutto, prefers savory over sweet. Spoil your giftee with a salami delivery, and hope they invite you over for a dinner party soon when we can all get together again. 

A hot sauce subscription for heat seekers

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Fuego Box quarterly hot sauce subscription, available at Food52, $120

They’ll get fired up for this quarterly delivery of small-batch hot sauce, which is curated by Fuego Box and filled with gourmet picks from all over the country. Each box contains three five-ounce bottles. 

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