32 thoughtful, sweet gifts to give your grandma, from cute jewelry to unique gift boxes

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From swooping in to change your diaper while your mom had her hands tied to slipping you an extra piece of candy after dinner, Grandma is another important woman in your life who you know always has your back.

Below, you’ll find thoughtful and useful gifts that you can give to make life a little more comfortable, efficient, and entertaining for her.

32 gifts to get your grandma:

A yearlong subscription to online courses taught by celebrities

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Gift an annual MasterClass membership, $180

MasterClass has over 80 classes taught by celebrities and industry leaders in subjects that range from cooking to architecture. With a subscription, she’ll have access to all of them for a year. She can keep busy, learn something new, and have something to pick up the phone and call you about whenever she’d like. If you’re interested, grab yourself a membership and take a class with her!

A customizable gift box

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Gift a custom Greetabl box, prices vary

Choose a cute box design, personalize it with photos and a message, and fill it with a small gift like candy or a candle to surprise the grandma who insists she already has everything she wants.

A comfortable weighted blanket

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Gift the Luna Adult Weighted Blanket, $59.99

If she’d appreciate better, deeper sleep or a way to combat some anxiety, we’d recommend a weighted blanket. While research is still limited, recent studies show positive indications that weighted blankets can help reduce insomnia and ease anxiety. 

Our staff consistently rank weighted blankets as one of the most impactful sleep upgrades we’ve made — and Luna is our top-rated budget pick. It’s breathable, machine-washable, Oeko-Tex Certified, and a great quality item for the price.

A lightweight, convenient Kindle

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Gift the Kindle Paperwhite, $249.99

The latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite is the thinnest and lightest yet, plus it’s waterproof and has a longer-lasting battery. She can read a good book anywhere now — and carry a whole library around with her.

A cute and quirky tea infuser

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Gift the Genuine Fred Slow Brew Sloth Tea Infuser, $9.99

If she’d appreciate something cute and quirky from you that she can use every day, try this tea infuser in the shape of a happy sloth. On top of making tea, it’s adorable. And if you’re looking for something that’s more practical than cute, we’ve got suggestions for that, too — like the Finum Brewing Basket.

An AncestryDNA kit to learn more about your family history together

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Gift an AncestryDNA kit, $99

Curious about family history? This AncestryDNA test tells you more about your genetic ethnicity — and opens up rich conversations about family heritage and personal stories. We like Ancestry because it surveys an extensive population and links you with relatives.

Comfortable, long-lasting compression socks

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Gift a pair of Women’s Compression Socks, starting at $24

Bombas make some of our all-time favorite socks; they’re soft and designed for next-level support, but they also last forever. We’d recommend any pairs from them, but compression socks may be especially thoughtful if your grandmother has ever mentioned swelling or achy legs.

A personalized cutting board with a handwritten family recipe

MOTHERS HANDWRITTEN RECIPE Engraved Cutting Board

Gift an Engraved Cutting Board, $45

If your family has cherished recipes, preserve one in your loved ones’ handwriting on an engraved cutting board that’s as sentimental as it is practical.

A set of uniquely-flavored chocolate bars

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Gift the Raaka 8-Bar Organic Chocolate Gift Box, $30-$50

This set of organic chocolate bars in flavors she’s probably never tried before is an exciting iteration of a classic gift. They come in flavors like cabernet sauvignon, green tea crunch, ginger snap, and more. Plus, the box has a booklet that lets her go behind the scenes and see how Raaka sources and creates its chocolate bars. 

A cozy, lightweight robe

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Gift the Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe, $99

This robe is lightweight, fluffy, and soft. It’s the perfect piece to make days spent lounging at home feel a little more comfortable. 

A box filled with her favorite food

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Gift a box of gourmet food with Goldbelly, prices vary

Whether it’s New York pizza, New England seafood, or cannolis from a famous bakery, Goldbelly carries delicious gourmet food gifts from eateries all over the United States. A Goldbelly box makes a great gift if she loves food. Just add a personal note and you have a thoughtful gift that fills her belly and soul. 

A fun twist on a calendar

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Gift The New York Times Crossword 2021 Calendar, $15.17

“The New York Times” daily crossword puzzles are iconic, and there’s a good chance that Grandma looks forward to them each morning. This calendar has a new crossword for each day of the year, and the answers can be found right on the back.

A subscription to the biggest book club in the country

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Gift a 3-Month Book of the Month subscription, $49.99

Book of the Month offers five new book choices a month, and they’re always top-quality picks. The biggest struggle of being a Book of the Month member is deciding which one to read.

A pair of new glasses

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Gift a Zenni Gift Card, from $25

Give her a gift card from this affordable and stylish glasses brand so she can pick out a new pair of frames for herself. Frames start at less than $10, and they’ll be on their way straight to her front door after she enters her prescription information online.

A set of art-inspired tea towels

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Gift the Siren Song Old Masters Cotton Tea Towel, $30

Tea towels don’t have to be boring. These artistic still lifes bring a beautiful and dramatic flair to her countertop. 

The next-in-command cookware after her trusty cast iron

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Gift the Made In Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan, $89

No way is she going to part with the cast-iron pan that’s been passed down through generations. The carbon-steel pan is like a close cousin that will never directly replace the classic cast iron. With its heat control and cooking speed, it comes in handy when she’s cooking in a rush, and it’s lighter to hold, too.

A cushion that provides back support whenever she needs it

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Gift the Purple Back Cushion, $39

Purple Cushions feature the same Hyper-Elastic Polymer material used in its supportive, adaptive mattresses, so she can be comfortable whether sitting in a car, plane, or stadium. Unlike other pillows that might simply absorb weight, this one provides active support.

Thick and warm socks

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Gift the United by Blue Ultimate Bison Sock, $38

United by Blue makes some of the most comfortable and warmest socks we’ve ever worn. They’re made of merino wool, bison down, and nylon, and have reinforced heel and toe areas. We’re also big fans of Bombas socks

A luxurious yet affordable candle

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Gift an Otherland Candle, $36

The same candle from a designer brand might cost twice as much, but we all know Grandma would never want you spending that much on a single candle. Otherland provides a reasonably priced alternative that’s still sophisticated and formulated with clean ingredients. Choose from soothing scents like rosebud, peony blossom, and pear water.

A comfortable slip-on shoe

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Gift the Allbirds Wool Lounger, $95

The soft, cushioned, and lightweight Loungers are made for the grandma who’s always on her feet and needs to be comfortable.

A versatile, thoughtfully designed bag

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Gift the Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe Tote, from $102.50

A common problem — finding a bag that doesn’t hurt your back — inspired the founding of travel bag company Lo & Sons, so you know these totes will be comfortable for your grandma to carry. The canvas bag has a bunch of different organizational features, including a bottom pocket just for shoes and an expandable main compartment. Lo & Sons also offers deep discounts on all bags right now, so you can get this one for over 50% off. 

A subscription-free way to watch live TV

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Gift the Fire TV Recast DVR, $229.99

So you’ve convinced her to cut the cord, but she might still miss watching her favorite daytime shows as they happen. Amazon’s Fire TV Recast works with an HD antenna and Fire TV device to bring her live shows and events without the commitment of monthly fees.

Prints of your favorite moments together and a pretty stand to display them

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Prints of loved ones on a classy easel make for a simple and special gift.

Gift the Artifact Uprising Brass Easel & Prints, $55

The sleek brass display is a little different from the usual photo frame, and it weathers nicely over time. The set includes 12 prints printed on weighty, matte paper.

A pure silk sleep mask to help her fall asleep and stay asleep

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Gift the Slip “Slipsilk” Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $50

Slip’s 100% pure Mulberry silk sleep mask is lightweight, super soft, and makes something as simple as going to bed feel luxurious. 

A warm burst of pink and red flowers

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Gift the Bouqs Co. Strength Bouquet, from $54

If all else fails, a flower bouquet is a gift that stands the test of time. Make sure to place your order of these assorted tulips soon to ensure availability and timely delivery.

A subtle, personal necklace

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Gift the Mini Gold Letter Charm Pendant, $250

No need to get excessive or gimmicky with the Grandma gear — pretty and simple convey thoughtfulness even better, in our opinion. 

A Fitbit fitness tracker

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Gift the Fitbit Inspire 2, $77.99

This tracker is more affordable than Fitbit’s other models, but still gives her all the necessary info to keep tabs on her fitness and health. She can monitor her calorie burn, heart rate, sleep patterns, walking and biking activity, and other important stats.

A lottery ticket that gives back

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Gift the Lotto Love Variety Pack, $20

LottoLove turns playing the lottery into a charitable act: When you buy a card, LottoLove donates to charities that help people receive clean water, solar light, nutritious meals, and literacy tools. She’ll scratch off the stickers to find out which cause she has supported.

A better-designed spatula

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Gift the GIR Ultimate Spatula, $7.95

GIR’s stronger, more flexible, and heat-resistant spatulas make Grandma’s baking prep a breeze (which means you won’t have to wait as long for her famous cookies to be ready).

A journal to record her life story

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Gift the “My Life Story – So Far” Journal, $30

You know that Grandma has an arsenal of entertaining stories and life wisdom up her sleeve. The best way to ensure they’re preserved and passed on to future generations is this journal that contains prompts ranging from the specific (“TV shows I watched while in school”) to the nebulous (“Some thoughts on love and marriage”).

A handmade stoneware sewing station

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Gift the Uncommon Goods Sewing Station, $60

Plastic sewing supply storage boxes may work, but this sturdy clay sewing station will actually get her excited to sit down with her tools.

A meaningful bracelet

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Gift the Grandma Bracelet, $13.20

When it comes to grandparents, it can be difficult to find gifts that provide meaning without feeling cheesy. This bracelet and its message strike this delicate balance well, and she’ll be especially proud to wear it.

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56 gifts you can get on Amazon for under $50

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  • Affordable gifts can be just as thoughtful and useful as expensive gifts.
  • We rounded up 56 gifts on Amazon for under $50 that anyone would love to receive.
  • From an ice cream maker to a foot massager, there’s a gift for everyone in this guide.
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Your friends and family may not 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 watercolor 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 56 of the best finds on Amazon – with all the perks of easy, fast shipping and saved payment information.

Check out all 56 cool gifts under $50 on Amazon:

A pan that makes ice cream in minutes

Chef'n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker; best Amazon gifts under $50

Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker, $44.95

For a simple and quick way to make ice cream, you’ll want to surprise them with this ice cream maker. There’s no electricity, buttons, or tech involved, making it a great gift for anyone, even those with children. It’s basically a quick-freeze shallow metal bowl that freezes your ice cream batter in a matter of minutes. You can read more about why we love this product, in our guide to the best ice cream makers

A pocket projector for the movie enthusiast

ARTlii Pico Projector; mini projector; pocket projector; best Amazon gift under $50

ARTlii Pico Projector, $49.99

Projectors used to be clunky and old school, but this mini projector makes viewing easy and compact. They can slip it into their pocket and even travel with it, minus any hassle. They’ll be sure to enjoy many movie nights with this gift.

A small toiletry bag for the avid traveler

Herschel Chapter Toiletry Kit; toiletry bag for travel; best Amazon gift under $50

Herschel Chapter Toiletry Kit, from $25

If they’re getting back into traveling, you can’t go wrong with gifting them a toiletry bag. They can ditch the plastic bags or pouches that aren’t even waterproof. This toiletry kit has a waterproof main compartment, an internal mesh storage sleeve, and a leather accent on the zipper. Plus, it’s small enough to fit into their backpack, work bag, or carry-on. 

A cocktail shaker for the one who likes to get creative in the kitchen

Brumate cocktail shaker; best gift from Amazon under $50

BrüMate Shaker, $34.99

With summertime upon us, there’s no better gift than a cocktail shaker for the one who loves to create new drinks. This one in particular is even named the best cobbler option in our guide to the best cocktail shakers. We love this shaker because it doubles as a drinking vessel, is triple-insulated, has a built-in strainer, and comes in a bunch of colors. 

A foot massager to ease stress and pain

HoMedics Triple Action Shiatsu Foot Massager; best Amazon gift under $50

HoMedics Triple Action Shiatsu Foot Massager, $49.99

After long days on their feet, they’ll appreciate this foot massager gift. We name this one the best budget option in our guide to the best foot massagers for a reason. It can be used on all parts of the foot and parts of the body, is relatively compact, and is easy to store. Their feet will thank you for the endless massages that come with this gift. 

An all-in-one wallet for the jetsetter

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Zoppen Travel Passport Wallet, $13.99

With more people getting vaccinated and travel restrictions lifting, this wallet will help them prep for their next trip. It holds passports, boarding passes, credit cards, and every other essential in one slim design.

A relaxing weighted blanket

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YnM Weighted Blanket, from $49.80

Gift a peaceful night’s sleep with this calming blanket that comes in 40 colors and 15 various sizes and weights. Its seven-layer system includes tiny beads that deliver a contoured but comfortable fit to your body.

Read our full review of the YnM Weighted Blanket here.

Fluffy slippers that feel and look like a cloud

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Parlovable Faux Fur Slippers, from $18.99

The Parlovable Faux Fur Slippers are among our favorite slippers for lounging around the house. They make your feet feel — and look — like clouds thanks to the faux fur upper and memory foam sole.   

A watercolor set that’s great for beginners

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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, but 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

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Productivity Planner, $29.99

For the high achiever in your life, this productivity journal can help further motivate them to be their best self. This journal’s undated, daily layout provides priority templates to get them headed in the right direction to accomplish their many goals. It also includes extra space for them to jot down their ideas, future tasks, and inspirations.

A jade roller for the beauty enthusiast

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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

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Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag, $32.99

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, from $10.99

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, $13.87

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, $18.99

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, $19.89

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, $33.95

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

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Wireless Karaoke Microphone, $16.99

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, $28.37

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 Smart Home Camera, $32.83

With 3,000+ five star reviews, the Wyze v3 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.  

Read our full review of the Wyze v3 Camera here

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

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Roku Streaming Stick+, $39

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.

Read our full review of the Roku Streaming Stick+ here

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”, $13.86

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, $14.06

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, $34

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.

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.

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, $16.67

“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, $48.89

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 $37.94

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 candle that pays homage to their favorite place on Earth

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Homesick Candles, $28.90

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

Read our full review of Homesick Candles here

A bestselling book

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“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

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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 98,000 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 $11.07

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, $21.99

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. 

Read our full review of the Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker here.

The cult-favorite clay mask that took over the internet

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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.

Read our full review of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Facial & Body Mask here.

A universal USB wall charger that fits four devices

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Anker 4-Port USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug, $29.99

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, $13.52

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, $14.95

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

Amazon under $50 Mophie

Mophie Wireless Power Capsule External Battery Charger, $20.29

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, $24

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

Amazon under $50 wine saver

The Original Vacu Vin Wine Saver with Two Vacuum Stoppers, $14.99

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 6,000 five-star reviews.

A photo book from one of the most renowned wildlife photographers

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“Polar Obsession” by Paul Nicklen, $36.99

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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72 affordable yet thoughtful gifts for her that are all under $50

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  • If you’re looking for an affordable gift for her, here’s a list of 72 options under $50.
  • Whether for the holidays, a birthday, or just because, she’ll love any of these thoughtful picks.
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Gift-giving isn’t always easy, though it seems like it would be. Just buy them something that aligns with their interests, right? Eh, it’s not always so simple. If she’s interested in tech, there are a million options to choose from. The same goes for beauty products, kitchen gadgets, books, subscriptions, and so on. It also depends on who you’re shopping for, whether it be your sister, mom, partner, or friend.

To make it easier, we’ve put together a list of great gifts under $50 that we think she’ll love, no matter the occasion. And in case you’re shopping for a last-minute gift, most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days’ time.

Here are 72 gift ideas for her, all under $50:

A customizable photo book

Artifact Uprising Color PHotobook

Color Series Photo Book, available at Artifact Uprising, from $22

Get a little sentimental by commemorating their life highlights with this custom photo book. You can choose from 10 colors and fill up to 30 pages with photos, cool layouts, and special messages.

A starter kit from a popular makeup brand

Glossier Makeup Set

The Dreamy Color Set, available at Glossier, $44

If she’s always asking for makeup recommendations, this set from Glossier is bound to please. It comes with three brand favorites: Ultralip, a sheer lip tint; Lidstar, a cream shadow; and Cloud Paint, a liquid blush. Plus, the cult classic Cloud Paint doubles as a dewy cheek tint and vibrant eyeshadow

An elegant bottle holder

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Wood Marble Wine Cooler, available at Pottery Barn, $39.95

This elegant marble-wood bottle holder keeps her favorite wine cool for hours on end. When she isn’t staging it next to a charcuterie board, the holder is just a bouquet away from doubling as a vase. 

A set of our tried-and-true SPF favorites

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SPF from Head-to-Toe Kit, available at Supergoop!, $28

Every skincare fan knows SPF is a basic necessity and this Supergoop! set offers head-to-toe protection from UV rays. True to its name, the cult-favorite Unseen Sunscreen applies without a white cast that won’t mess up her makeup. If you’re unsure of her skin type and tone, you can’t go wrong with the best overall pick in our sunscreen guide, Supergoop’s PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50.

Read our full review of the Unseen Sunscreen here.

Read our full review of the Defense Refresh SPF 40 here.

A trio of succulents for the aspiring plant mom

Succulent Assortment

Succulent Assortment, available at The Sill, from $24

For the aspiring plant mom, there’s nothing better than to start with tiny succulents. Marked by the brand as best for beginners, she can enjoy fresh houseplants delivered straight to her doorstep. This assortment can include either three succulents or six succulents, with both options under $50. 

Read our full review of The Sill here.

A picnic blanket for the spring and summer

Nemo Victory Blanket; gift for her

Victory Blanket, available at Moosejaw, $43.99

With the sun coming out, there’s no better way to lay out or see friends than with a picnic. This blanket is fit for the occasion with its soft flannel top and waterproof bottom, plus straps to keep it compact and loops to hold it down on windier days. We’ve even ranked this one as the best for comfort in our guide to the best picnic blankets.

A personalized ring

GLDN Micro Signet Ring; jewelry gift for her

Micro Signet Ring, available at GLDN, from $49

A ring is one of the ultimate gifts for her because it can signify so many things. You can get a letter of the alphabet engraved in this ring, and at no additional cost. The personal touch will make this a gift she’ll keep for years and years to come.

A cozy throw blanket to keep her warm

L.L.Bean Wicked Plush Throw blanket; gift for her

Wicked Plush Throw, available at L.L.Bean, from $29.95

This blanket has been a fan favorite for a while, which is why L.L.Bean carries this new and improved version. The brand has made the blanket even softer with 100% polyester that’s been brushed on both sides for an even more deluxe feel. It’s so soft she’ll want to be wrapped in it at all times, which is why we’ve also included it in our guide to the best throw blankets.

A personalized video message from her favorite celebrity

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Personalized video message, starting at $1, available at Cameo

When trying to think of a thoughtful gift for her, one that might not immediately come to mind is Cameo. The online service has tons of famous people she might want a personalized video message from. Whether it’s for her birthday or the holidays, there’s something for everyone on Cameo, with prices as low as $1. You can get her favorite contestant from “The Bachelor,” Jay Jackson from “Parks and Recreation,” or Chris Gorham from “Ugly Betty,” each for under $50. 

Read more about Cameo and how to use Cameo.

A letter subscription service for the history buff

Uncommon Goods HIstory Letters

History by Mail Six-Month Subscription, available at Uncommon Goods, $37

Once a month for six months, this mail subscription service will send detailed replicas of historical documents, like Albert Einstein’s correspondence with FDR. A team of archivists digs up fascinating historical documents and graphic designers replicate them — handwriting, signatures, and all. 

A toiletry bag for smart organization

Dagne Dover Skye Pouch

Skye Essentials Pouch, available at Dagne Dover, $35

Help her gear up for summer with Dagne Dover’s latest launch. Made with the brand’s signature neoprene material, the Skye zip pouch stores her essentials safely and stylishly and features multiple organizational pockets inside. 

A puzzle that commemorates a special date

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

Celebrate her special day — birthday, anniversary, or milestone — with this puzzle, an interactive memento. Enter any date since 1851 and find the New York Times front page printed from that exact date.

An interactive cooking class

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Sur La Table Online Cooking Classes, starting $29 per household

With Sur La Table’s virtual cooking classes, she can follow along to expert chefs live from the comfort of her own kitchen. These hands-on 90- to 120-minute classes cover everything from seasonal dishes to cocktails and desserts.

The at-home blowout tool

Revlon One-Stop Hair Dryer

One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush, available at Ulta, $45.99

This all-in-one hairdryer from Revlon garnered a large following online and won the hearts of the Insider Reviews team. It rivals luxury hair tools at a fraction of the price. It’s a gamechanger for cutting down on time and heat damage to your hair, without sacrificing your look. 

Read our full review of the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush here.

A workout tee for all seasons

Women's UA Tech Twist V Neck

Women’s UA Tech Twist V-Neck, available at Under Armour, $24.99

This bestselling workout shirt from Under Armour will keep them moving with four-way stretch construction and quick-drying, sweat-wicking fabric. Its looser fit encourages comfort during workouts, and it comes in 15 colors. It’s a solid, dependable choice for apparel, but if they’re in the market for accessories or gear instead, check out Under Armour’s gift guide.

The ultimate diffuser set

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Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set, available at Amazon, $39.95

Help her find her inner zen with this essential oil bundle which includes, well, the essentials. The diffuser has seven ambient light modes and 10 oils that are perfect for creating an at-home spa vibe. 

A wearable sherpa blanket

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The Comfy Oversized Wearable Blanket, available at Amazon, $39.99

As seen on Shark Tank, this wearable blanket lets you take comfort wherever you go. The plush, fluffy lining will keep her warm and cozy while lounging, camping, and more. Choose from 17 fun colors and opt for the original hoodie style or the quarter zip. Its large, oversized design is one size fits all.

A DIY birth month flower kit

Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

Birth Month Flower Grow Kit, available at Uncommon Goods, $34

For a twist on the traditional bouquet of flowers, give her this flower kit that’s an easy and fun project. She’ll appreciate the personal touch of choosing her birth month flower, whether it be a sunflower, daisy, or marigold.

A box of chocolate bars from Madagascar

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Chocolate from Madagascar Flight, available at The Little Market, $34

The chocolate connoisseur in your life will savor this gift box of four dark chocolate bars from Madagascar. She can indulge in flavors like Salted Almond, 80% Dark, Toasted Coconut, and Sea Salt, but you can also opt out of specific flavors to fit her taste preferences.

A reusable tote bag for trips to the market

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Shopping Tote – Market Finds, available at The Little Market, starting from $19

Nothing compares to strolling through a farmer’s market with a sturdy tote instead of numerous plastic bags. This tote is both a convenient and eco-friendly choice for the avid shopper. Not to mention, it’s handmade and supports artisan women in rural Bangladeshi communities.

A painting kit for beginners

Springtime Paint by Number Kit

Springtime Paint-by-Number Kit, available at Uncommon Goods, $30

If she’s artistic — or strives to be — she’ll appreciate this painting kit that anyone can follow with ease. Creating her work of art will take up to three hours, but she’ll end up with a frame-worthy masterpiece.

A Kindle case that looks like her favorite book

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KleverCase Kindle Paperwhite Case, available at Amazon, $29.95

You’ll find many classic book covers cleverly printed onto Kindle cases, along with one that looks like an unmarked leather-bound book. All she has to do is pop it on her e-reader.

An all-purpose tote with a detachable wristlet

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Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote and Wristlet, available at Nordstrom, $49

Your first thought may be that a plain tote is sort of a boring gift — but hear us out! This one is reversible and features a detachable wristlet, which basically means you’re getting three different bags for $50. It’s a utilitarian gift with a fashion-friendly twist.

An exceptionally useful set of silicone container lids

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Five Two Airtight Silicone Lids, available at Food52, $40

If she enjoys cooking, chances are she’s probably spent a good amount of time battling with her Tupperware drawer to find the right container and lid for her leftovers. These silicone lids have saved me over and over again and I recommend them to everyone — all you have to do is pop one over a bowl or baking dish and you get an airtight seal for easy storage in the fridge.

A portable charger that also lights up the bottom of her bag

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Smart Handbag Light and Charger, available at Uncommon Goods, $35.95

No more frantically searching for gum or lip balm at the bottom of her giant tote bag — this little light can be attached to her keychain or even a zipper on her bag so she can easily see everything in its depths. It can also charge her phone.

A relaxing Himalayan salt lamp

Himalayan Glow Large Salt Lamp,

Himalayan Glow Large Salt Lamp, available at Amazon, $12.14

There’s nothing quite as calming as the warm glow of a pink salt lamp. This sits on my list of all-time best gifts I’ve ever received — turning it on each night creates a relaxing vibe in my living room and helps me let go of the day’s stress.

A clever attachment that holds her AirPods

AirPods Wrist Fit Adapter

AirPods Wrist Fit Adapter, available at Amazon, $8.49

The frustrating thing about using AirPods is figuring out where to store them. This small attachment goes around any watch’s wristband and features two grippy holes that hold each AirPod.

A subscription to Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime gift subscription, three months, $39

Amazon Prime opens up a whole new world of access, be it to fast two-day shipping or any of the other 25-plus perks you’ll get with a membership. If you know she doesn’t have one yet, this is a smart gift — but in the case she does, she’ll get to use the $39 on anything she wants or needs from the site.

An Alexa-enabled smart plug

Alexa Enabled Smart Plug

Alexa-Enabled Smart Plug, available at Amazon, $24.99

This voice-controlled smart plug allows her to control lights, chargers, and whatever else she wants through Alexa simply by plugging her devices into these outlets. She can also just use the Alexa app to turn the outlets on and off if she doesn’t have an Echo or wants to use her voice.

A highly coveted candle

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Baies Candle, available at Bloomingdales, $38

Diptyque candles are about as chic and beloved as they come among candle lovers. The Baies scent is the company’s signature, with warming and sophisticated notes of rose and blackcurrant. This candle is best gifted to partners or very good friends. 

An inexpensive accessory for her phone

PopSockets

PopSockets, available at Amazon, from $10

PopSocket Grips are an inexpensive but extremely useful gift she’ll be happy to have. She can pop them on the back of her phone, Kindle, iPad, or any other device to create a comfortable grip that allows her to hold her device one-handed.

A monthly book subscription

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Book of the Month, three months, starting at $49.99

Each month, this service curates five book choices — some of them early release — from which she’ll choose her favorite. The service will send the book directly to her, and she can also skip a month if she’s behind on her reading.

An adjustable rolling pin

Adjustable Rolling Pin

Adjustable Rolling Pin, available at Amazon, from $15.99

Anyone who loves to bake will appreciate this adjustable rolling pin that allows for more precision in the thickness of dough. All she’ll have to do is remove or add the different sized rings and let them guide her.

Really nice socks she’s bound to want more of

Bombas socks

Quarter Socks 4-pack, available at Bombas, $68.40

Bombas makes the best socks out there. Yes, they’re pricey, but you don’t know how worth it nice socks are until you try a pair yourself. There are no uncomfortable toe seams to give her blisters, and the special honeycomb stitching around the middle of the foot actually provides a bit of arch support.

Read our full review of Bombas socks here.

A letter board she can leave notes or cute phrases on

Felt Like Sharing Felt Letter Board

Felt Like Sharing Felt Letter Board, available at Amazon, from $20.95

Sporting events, holidays, parties — there are a ton of occasions during which these come in handy, but she’ll love being able to play around with it day to day at home with her favorite lyrics, phrases, or even messages to roommates. Choose from tons of felt colors (I’m partial to the light blue; it’s the one I use at home!). 

A pretty place to keep her phone

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Bedside Smartphone Vase, available at Uncommon Goods, $32

This bedside vase is a fun way to spruce up her night stand, whether with fresh or faux flowers. It also works beautifully in the kitchen if she likes to follow recipes using her phone.

A comfy tee that goes with everything

The Organic Cotton Box Cut Pocket Tee,

The Organic Cotton Box-Cut Pocket Tee, available at Everlane, $18

Skip the boring pajamas — get her something she’ll want to wear every day. This cozy short-sleeve T-shirt from Everlane is as great for running errands as it is for wearing to work, depending on how she styles it. It also comes in a few other color options. 

Read our full review of The Cotton Box-Cut Tee here

The newest Amazon Echo Dot

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Echo Dot (4th Generation), available at Amazon, $34.99

If she loves to blast music, talk on the phone, and have control over the home, this Alexa-powered speaker could be just what she needs. The most recent iteration of Amazon’s signature smart speaker has a new spherical shape that adds a modern feel to any room.

Read our full review of the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation) here.

A wine saver for open bottles

Wine Saver

Wine Saver, available at Amazon, $14.99

Sometimes you just can’t finish the bottle of wine. That’s when the Vacu Vin comes in. It’s a simple, small gadget that removes the oxygen from your open bottle and gives it an airtight seal to preserve the freshness and prevent oxidation.

A cold brew maker

Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker,

Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Amazon, $18.99

Caffeine lovers who can’t get enough of their favorite drink tend to spend a lot of money at coffee shops to get their fix. Make it easier for her to drink cold brew at home with this simple-to-use brewing pitcher.

Read our full review of the Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Ice Coffee Maker here.

A perfume subscription

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Scentbird subscription, three months for $44

If she loves to switch up her scents, Scentbird is an affordable service that lets her choose a month’s supply of perfume from thousands of well-known and new fragrances. With a three-month subscription, she can switch it up each month or stick to the ones she knows and loves.

A popular cookbook she’s probably seen on Instagram

"Dessert Person" by Claire Saffitz,

“Dessert Person” by Claire Saffitz, available at Target, $22.99

Whether she’s new to the kitchen or it’s her favorite room in the house, Claire Saffitz’s new cookbook will guide her through tons of easy-to-make desserts.

The Insider Reviews team has also loved “Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family” by Priya Krishna, which is chock full of Indian-American and nontraditional recipes like Roti Pizza and Saag Feta. Check out our guide to the best cookbooks here

A trendy candle she’s probably already got her eyes on

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Otherland Candles available at Otherland, $36

An Otherland candle makes for one of the best gifts you can give for any occasion if you ask us. They come beautifully packaged, and they feature scents that are complex and rich.

Read our full review of Otherland candles here.

A flexible herb garden for the home

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

These mason jar planters can be set up in so many ways — from the window sill to the kitchen counter. They’re great for anyone who loves cooking with fresh herbs, especially if they live in cold climates where their outdoor herb gardens don’t grow for half the year.

A way for her to share and pass down memories and traditions

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My Life Story So Far, available at Uncommon Goods, $30

This book is sort of like a guided journal for her to record her memories, accomplishments, and experiences. No matter her age, it’s something she’ll undoubtedly enjoy keeping track of and sharing with others.

A natural body scrub

Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub

Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub, available at Sephora, $36

Pamper her with this coconut and rose infused body scrub that gently exfoliates. It’ll leave her skin feeling soft and moisturized – not to mention she’ll smell of coconut and roses wherever she goes. You can read more about this product in our guide to the best body scrubs

A tablet for easy entertainment

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Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, available at Best Buy, $49.99

Great for traveling or lounging at home, the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is an affordable way to stay connected to all her favorite apps, games, and streaming services on a larger screen than what her phone has to offer.

A fashion-friendly belt bag

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Herschel Belt Bag, available at Nordstrom, from $31.99

Belt bags (aka fanny packs) are making a comeback, and we’re not mad about it. They’re convenient, practical, and a simple way to add a stylish pop to any outfit.

An excellent cookbook for entertainers

"Platters and Boards  Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion" by Shelly Westerhausen

“Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion” by Shelly Westerhausen, available at Amazon, $15.40

If having people over is more of a pleasure than a chore for her, she’ll adore this cookbook full of clever recipe ideas for casual entertaining.

A smart way for her to stay organized while traveling

Travel Cord Roll

Travel Cord Roll, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

Frequent travelers need a way to keep all their cords and cables organized. This leather roll-up organizer has eight slots for cords and headphones plus a pouch where your charger base can fit.

A simple knitting kit for beginners

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Braille Beanie Knitting Kit, available at We Are Knitters, $44

Whether she’s new to knitting or a long-time pro, this crafty beanie kit has everything she needs — from the yarn, to the needles, and of course, the instructions.

A clever way to collect accomplishments and hopes

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Birthstone Wishing Balls, available at Uncommon Goods, $32

These wishing balls come with a strip of paper for every week in the year on which she can write everything from her hopes and dreams to the things she’s proud of accomplishing over the past seven days. You don’t have to go for her birthstone — you could easily just choose her favorite color.

A comfy neck pillow for trains and planes

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Neck Pillow, available at Amazon, $29.99

If she travels a lot (or has bad travel anxiety), the gift of comfort is one she’ll undoubtedly appreciate.

Read our full review of the Trtl Neck Pillow here.

A guide full of inspiration for her future adventures

"The Bucket List" by Kath Stathers

“The Bucket List” by Kath Stathers, available at Anthropologie and Amazon, from $21.11

This worldwide bucket list won’t cure her wanderlust, but it’ll definitely provide her inspiration and fodder for planning her travels.

A set of tinted lip balms

Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment

Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment, available at Nordstrom, $24

If her beauty preferences tend to be more on the natural side, it’s likely she loves a good tinted lip balm. Fresh makes some of the best — the color options are universally flattering and the easy, and the formula is smooth, hydrating, and buttery. We’ve even named this one the best tinted lip balm with SPF in our guide to the best tinted lip balms

A dainty pair of hoops that are anything but average

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Shooting Star Open Hoop Earrings, available at Maison Miru, $39

It seems like everyone on our team has a pair of these open hoops. Their horseshoe shape is just different enough to set them apart, while a tiny, twinkly cubic zirconia catches the light just enough to add a bit of sparkle.

A customizable box of candy for adults

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Four-Piece Candy Bento Box, available at Sugarfina, $38

Satisfy her sweet tooth with a custom box of candy. Sugarfina’s candies are distinctly “adult” — but she’ll still feel like a kid when she digs into a box of rosé gummies.

An armband that holds her phone on runs or at the gym

Water Resistant Arm Band

Water-Resistant Arm Band, available at Amazon, $14.98

If she loves to run or spends a lot of time at the gym, this top-rated arm band will definitely be a lifesaver for her. Just make sure you know what model phone she carries as you may have to check different brands for different phone sizes. 

A makeup and skincare subscription

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Birchbox three month gift subscription, $45

Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of beauty samples for her to test out and play around with. If she loves any of them, she can easily buy the full-sized version through the service. You can opt to give a longer subscription if you’d like. 

Read our full review of Birchbox here.

A picture frame for Instax Mini photos

Polaroid Cube Picture Frame

Polaroid Cube Picture Frame, available at Urban Outfitters, $12

This cube picture frame is meant to hold photos from a Polaroid camera, but even if neither of you have one, it would still be a sweet gift to print out some photos of you together in the proper dimensions. 

A convenient yoga mat carrier

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Go Play Yoga Mat Bag, available at Manduka, $35

If she’s a fitness enthusiast who frequents local yoga classes, a carrying strap will make her life much easier (especially if she walks or takes the subway to her class).

A puzzle of her heroines

Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle

Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle, available at Uncommon Goods, $18

This puzzle features illustrations of both prominent and lesser-known women who have shaped and changed the course of history.

A portable external battery

PowerCore 10,000mAh External Battery

PowerCore 10,000mAh External Battery, available at Amazon, $24.99

A good external battery is one of those practical gifts she probably needs but won’t buy herself. Treat her to a good one that holds enough juice to charge her iPhone three times, or her Galaxy twice over.

A massager to melt away tension

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Shiatsu Massager, available at Amazon, $49.95

This shiatsu massager is, to date, one of the best things we’ve ever bought. It kneads away tension and stress in the back and shoulders, and can even be used on sore leg muscles after a workout. She’ll be thanking you for years to come.

Read our full review of the Zyllion Shiatsu Massager here

A planner to help her stay organized

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All-In-One Planner, available at Ivory Paper Co., $49

Working out your day, month, and year can sometimes feel overwhelming, but this planner makes life easier with its neat and straightforward layout. Plus, you can pick the start date and length of the planner and even add her name for a more personal touch. For more options, you can check out our roundup of the best planners

Reusable produce bags

Reusable mesh produce bags (5 pack)

Reusable mesh produce bags (5-pack), available at Amazon, $7.97

If she’s an avid grocery shopper who opts for eco-friendly products, she’ll appreciate this functional and sustainable set of mesh produce bags. The color-coded tags and drawstrings are an added bonus that’ll help keep things organized.

Red and White Wine Inspired Bath Soaps

Red and White Wine Inspired Bath Soaps

Set of Four Wine Soaps, available at Uncommon Goods, $30 

If she always has a glass of wine at the end of the day, make it a daily routine with these wine inspired soaps. This all-natural vegan soap mimics favorite red and white wines through its oils and scents. The wine soap set includes chardonnay, cabernet, pinot noir, and pinot grigio. So whether it’s the citrus scent of a bar of chardonnay or the fruity odor from a pinot noir, let your skin drink and soak in these charming soaps.

Cozy Heatable Pair of Slippers

Aromatherapy Heatable Slippers

Aromatherapy Heatable Slippers, available at Grommet, $48

The aromatherapy heatable slippers can become her new at home spa treatment with minimal effort. To help her unwind, warm the insoles in the microwaves with the included bag for up to 30 seconds. She’ll feel a greater peace of mind, especially with its long-lasting flax seed and lavender scents.

A monthly subscription to handpicked rental jewelry pieces

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Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription Box, available at Rocksbox, $21 per month

Let her experiment and curate her jewelry tastes with this monthly jewelry subscription box. It offers a three piece jewelry rental according to her personal style. From a choker necklace to statement earrings and rings, the choices are affordably limitless. The monthly membership allows her to wear and swap sets whenever she likes, with the option to eventually buy them at an additional price. It’s hard to gift jewelry she’ll absolutely love, so give her options. 

Handcrafted Set of Minimalist Coasters

Handcrafted Set of Minimalist Coasters

The Vintage Vogue Linea Coasters (Set of 4), available at West Elm, $29

A clever way to keep her home clean and stylish is with these vintage Vogue Linea coasters. These minimalist chic coasters provide any home decor with more flair and care. 

A female figure candle

Goddess Figure Candle

Goddess Figure Candle, available at Uncommon Goods, $50

Any candle or art enthusiast would love how this candle exquisitely captures the female form. It shows an appreciation of women’s beauty in its varying body types that promote body positivity and inclusivity. Available in black, brown, or a natural wax color, this single candle evokes the inner goddess in her.

A pair of one pound wearable weights

Balabangles Wearable Weights

Balabangles Wearable Weights, available at Uncommon Goods, $49

If she’s into fitness or enjoys accessorizing her athleisure outfits, these one pound weights are a chic and comfy choice. They are adjustable weights that can be worn on the wrists or ankles. In either black or pink soft silicone material, this stylish workout tool adds intensity to any workout whether it’s pilates or a mini workout like simply running errands.

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80 truly unique gifts your girlfriend will love, from an art kit to an astrology necklace

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Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know what your partner loves, what small daily annoyances of theirs that you can solve with a thoughtful gift, and how much they’ll appreciate knowing the gesture came from you.

Odds are you want to give them something wonderful – whatever your price range is. All most of us need is a little direction and a few great options to pick from, so we put together a list of our favorite gift ideas for girlfriends of all types to help guide you, below.

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This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by LIVELY. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*

Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakery

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Milk Bar Treats, from $42

Milk Bar delivers its decadent cakes, cookies, and truffles to your doorstep.

A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classes

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ClassPass Gift Card, from $19

Boutique fitness classes are expensive, which can make trying new workouts — either for variety or to figure out what we like — less appealing. 

ClassPass solves both issues. It’s relatively affordable, and members can access a neverending catalog of great workouts with small class sizes. If your partner is getting back into fitness after over a year of at-home workouts, we’d highly recommend a gift card here for whenever they’re ready to use it.

A disposable camera that doesn’t take you out of the moment

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Disposable camera, $35.50

Interested in preserving memories without taking yourself out of them? A good disposable camera or a film camera can take the pressure away from perfection and editing so you can savor your experiences together.

The best electric toothbrush

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Electric toothbrush, $64.99

We’ve tested our fair share of electric toothbrushes, and we think Colgate’s Hum is the best value. It cleans thoroughly and offers advanced features and modern design for $70 — which is considerably more affordable than options with fancy features you may not use enough. 

Silky, breathable leggings

Everlane Performance Leggings

Everlane Leggings, $58

Everlane’s Perform Leggings are some of our all-time favorites — they’re breathable and silky, like a slightly less expensive version of Alo leggings. You can read a full review of the Everlane Perform Leggings and see pictures of them here.

A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklace

Mejuri, $80

Zodiac Necklace, available at Mejuri, $90

Mejuri is a Canadian startup created in 2015 to make fine jewelry affordable to buy — and it has racked up waitlists with more than 40,000 people before. Their popular Zodiac Necklace is cool, minimalist, and something she can wear every day. It’s made in gold vermeil with AAA quality white sapphires. Mejuri’s affordable pricing means the estimated traditional retail price of the same necklace elsewhere would be closer to $235.  

A streaming bundle that checks off all the boxes

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Hulu, Disney+ ESPN+ Bundle, available at Disney+ESPN+, and Hulu, from $7.99 per month

If canceled sporting events or trips to Disney have you feeling down, you can gift Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu together to ensure the next few months include plenty of entertainment options. If your partner is not too fond of ads, this bundle can also be purchased with the ad-free version of Hulu.

A small skincare tool that removes 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup residue

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Foreo Luna Play Plus 2, available at Foreo, $59

Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleansing brushes. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so they can maintain their skincare routine while traveling. 

A Dutch oven to elevate their bread game

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Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $69.90

Did they get into baking bread and, miraculously, stay committed to it? If so, a really nice Dutch oven can help elevate their game. You can get something great for under $100, or you can splurge on a beautiful Le Creuset. Other meaningful upgrades include a cooling rackaccording to the famous baker Apollonia Poilâne.

Her favorite specialty food straight from the source

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Order her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $26

Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy their most specific and nostalgic cravings no matter where they live in the US — a cheesecake from Junior’s, deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati, and more. Browse the iconic gifts section for inspiration. 

The best socks she’ll ever wear

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Bombas Women’s Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $48

Bombas makes the best socks we’ve ever tried, and they’re a gift we find ourselves giving every year to loved ones. They’re lightweight, moisture-wicking, and built to circumvent annoyances like uncomfortable seams and heel slipping.

A powerful, customizable massage gun

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Theragun PRO, available at Therabody, $599

This is the best massage gun we’ve tested — though it’s also on the higher end of what you would expect to pay. We loved it in part due to its two-year warranty, adjustable massage arm, customizable speeds, 60 lbs of no-stall force, six different heads, an extra battery, and how easy it is to use.

An 8-in-1 pan that helps to declutter your home

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Always Pan, available at Our Place, $145

If you’re spending more time at home cooking together — or re-organizing the kitchen — they can definitely appreciate a beautiful 8-in-1 cookware hack.

The Always Pan from startup Our Place is a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest in the space of a single pan. In other words, a clever generalist that’s extremely convenient for small spaces or minimalist cooks. You can read our review here.

A membership to a huge outdoor co-op

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REI Co-Op Lifetime Membership, $20, available at REI

An REI membership offers a lifetime of benefits for a one-time purchase. That includes 10%-back dividends, special offers, access to in-store REI Garage sales, and special pricing on REI classes and events. Find out more here.

The best bathrobe that money can buy

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Bathrobe, available at Snowe, $100

Snowe’s unisex bathrobe has been called the best and most absorbent terry robe on the market, and I’m just one more fervent believer. The cotton fiber traps air for extra absorbency, is soft and plush, and the unisex sizing means it will feel like a blanket-turned-robe. Perfect functionality, and extra points for coziness.

A tracker for finding cell phones and wallets quickly

Tile Pro

Tile Pro, available at Amazon, $34.99

When they can’t find their phone, all they have to do is click their Tile button to make their phone ring, even if it’s on silent. We’ve found them especially useful lately

16 highly-rated sheet masks

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Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $24.99

Grab them 39 sheet masks to make it easier for them to have a frequent and well-deserved “treat yourself” day. These are highly-rated and have both vitamin E and collagen included for healthy, happy skin.   

A lounge set to relax in

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The Cozy Lounge Kit, available at LIVELY, $95 (originally $123) [You save $28]

Since many people are spending more time at home than ever before, it’s never been clearer that comfort is key. LIVELY’s lounge kit comes equipped with the brand’s cozy All Day Lounge Set, a sleep mask for some extra shut-eye, The Best Day Ever Socks, and the Cotton Duster. Plus, the included gift box is pretty enough to give unwrapped.

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A standing desk for a home office upgrade

Gifts for girlfriend Jarvis Standing Desk

Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $519

If they’re working from home, they might love a home office upgrade the most. We ranked the Fully Jarvis the best standing desk; it provides the right blend of features and reliable performance. Its customizations for style, height, and accessories make it adaptable to pretty much any need. 

A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring

Fitbit Inspire 2

Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Fitbit, $99.95

Fitbit’s affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep them informed about their physical activity. The heart rate monitor lets them be more strategic about their workouts by tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones.

Hand sanitizer that smells good

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Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $12

We’re using hand sanitizer a lot these days. Why not pick one they’d enjoy using? This version from Touchland is a little moisturizing and doesn’t smell like alcohol or make your hands sticky. Read our full review here.

A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that look good enough to wear outside of the house

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Faraday Glasses, available at Felix Gray, from $95

Help mitigate some of the strain from constant screens with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. They might even help with their sleep.

The convenience of Apple AirPods

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Apple AirPods, available at Best Buy, $159.99

When it comes to convenience, truly wireless earbuds are the best. And Apple’s AirPods are very popular with iPhone and Android users alike. They look subtle compared to other bigger options, and they’re incredibly easy to use. For the latest option, you can pick up AirPods Pro for $199.99 on Best Buy too. 

Festive matching underwear from one of the internet’s favorite startups

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Matching Underwear, available at MeUndies, $42

Get yourself and your girlfriend festive matching underwear — which also happen to be some of the most comfortable pairs we’ve ever found. MeUndies gives you the options to create your own personalized set — two styles listed for women, two styles listed for men, a mix, and whichever length or cut you and your partner prefer. 

A 215-piece art kit for creative projects

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Art 101 215-Piece Wood Art Set, available at Amazon, $49.99

This 215-Piece art kit includes crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, fine line markers, watercolor cakes, and acrylic paint for endless art projects. 

A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startup

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Leather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $95 (+ $15 for monogram)

Keeping track of tiny and delicate jewelry is difficult — but jewelry cases are a pretty and useful solution. This is a thoughtful and personalized gift, especially if you’ve gotten her jewelry in the past, or plan to in the future. It’s made from premium leather, comes in six colors, and can be monogrammed with her initials. Cuyana is a cool leather bag startup she may have already heard of. 

A one-size-fits-all lid that instantly declutters the cabinets

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Silicone Universal Lid Kit, available at Made In, $59

This was one of the gifts that professional chefs recommended to us for avid home cooks. If they love to cook and have a plethora of differently sized pots and pans with all the corresponding lids, having one universal lid can declutter and streamline their space in one move. 

A convenient phone sanitizer

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PhoneSoap 3 Smartphone UV Sanitizer, available at PhoneSoap, $79.95

This small device uses UV-C light to sanitize a phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs. It’s easy to use, and it could help give you and your partner a bit more peace of mind.

A year-long MasterClass membership to learn new things

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Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, $180/year

MasterClass, unlike many competitors, follows a format that feels like a one-sided conversation with your favorite icons rather than a traditional academic setting. It’s interesting — and you can go as deep (into reading materials) or shallow (listening to their insight while running errands) as you like to. An Unlimited Membership will give them access to all the site’s classes for the year.

The site hosts classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders — from Neil deGrasse Tyson teaching Scientific Thinking and Communication to Malcolm Gladwell on Writing, Shonda Rhimes on Writing for Television, and Bob Iger on Business Strategy and Leadership. You can read our full review here.

The new Sonos Move portable speaker

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Sonos Move, available at Best Buy, $400

The Sonos Move is one of the best speakers on the market. It’s powerful, can be controlled by your voice or an app, and has Amazon Alexa built-in so on WiFi you can play music, check the news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, without much effort.

A weighted blanket for better rest

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YnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $49.80

Weighted blankets help create more restful sleep by “grounding” the body, and YnM makes some of the most popular and affordable weighted blankets on the internet. There are multiple sizes and weights for the ideal fit and width (they recommend picking whichever is about 10% of your body weight), and the segmented design allows you to move around without displacing all the weighted beads inside. 

A video message from someone she loves almost as much as you

Gifts for girlfriend Cameo

Cameo Video Messages, available at Cameo, from $15

Whether it’s her favorite actor, comedian, or athlete, you’re likely to find someone she admires on Cameo. Cameo allows celebrities to send custom video messages to recipients for nearly any occasion, and a personalized video is a gift that she’ll never forget. 

Beautiful candles from a cool startup

Gifts for girlfriend Otherland

Otherland Candles, available at Otherland, $36

Otherland is a candle company started by Abigail Cook Stone, a former art buyer for Ralph Lauren. If you want to give your girlfriend a candle that burns for 55 hours, looks beautiful, and comes from a startup that she’s probably seen (or coveted) before, this is a great option. Find our full review here.

The last weekend bag you’ll ever need to buy her

Rothy's The Weekender Bag

Rothy’s The Weekender, available at Rothy’s, $450

With its large, padded top handles and roomy interior, Rothy’s The Weekender might be the last overnight bag your partner ever needs. It’s got multiple pockets and a sturdy insert that helps it maintain its shape. You’ll be shocked by how much you can fit in this bag — definitely enough for a long weekend. It’s made of recycled plastic pulled from the ocean and is machine washable.  

The “world’s most comfortable shoes”

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

The classic Wool Runners make a great gift for the uninitiated, though we’d also highly recommend the brand’s casual cup sole Wool Piper for everyday wear if that’s more your partner’s style. You can find our full review of the Runners here, and the Wool Pipers here.

A customized map of her favorite place

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Custom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49

Grafomap lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — like the first place you met, the best trip you ever took together, or the hometown she couldn’t wait to show you. It’s unique, thoughtful, and pretty inexpensive.  You can find our full review here.

A gift card to a popular wine subscription club

Winc, from $60

Gift Card, available at Winc, from $60

Winc is a personalized wine club — and we think it’s the best one you can belong to overall. Members take a wine palate profile quiz and then choose from the personalized wine suggestions. Each bottle has extensive tasting notes and serving recommendations online, and makes it easy to discover similar bottles. 

Gift her a Winc gift card, and she can take a wine palate profile quiz and get started with her own customized suggestions. 

An exercise bike for staying active indoors

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Commercial S22i Studio Cycle, available at NordicTrack, $1,999

If money is of no object and your partner is trying to figure out how to exercise while staying indoors, an exercise bike is a particularly thoughtful and useful gift right now. 

We like the NordicTrack option the most overall, but we also like and recommend options that are under $200

A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memory

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Large Format Prints, available at Artifact Uprising, from $20

Artifact Uprising makes luxury prints at accessible prices — and they make especially thoughtful gifts that look like they should cost much more. Get one of their favorite photos printed on archival fine art paper for $20 and up, or thoughtful cards for as little as $1 per custom card. You can also make a color series photo book for $20, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $25.

A gift card for delicious, healthy meals she can make in about 30 seconds

Gifts for mom Daily Harvest

Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $55

Daily Harvest is a food startup that makes it possible to eat healthy, delicious meals for less than $10 each even if you only have 30 seconds to spare for prep time. Meals are pre-portioned, delicious, and designed by both a chef and a nutritionist to make sure they’re tasty and good for you. It addressed all my healthy eating roadblocks

The best hair dryer ever invented

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Dyson Blow Dryer, available at Sephora, $399

This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, and it’s a cult-favorite in beauty. It prevents hair damage by measuring air temperature 20 times per second, has a specially designed Dyson motor for fast drying, and reduces static, breakage, and makes hair look smooth and shiny.

A framed keepsake of a favorite memory

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Framed photo, available at Framebridge, from $45

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 the team of designers for help deciding what frame to get. 

Comfy, high-end sheets at the best price on the market

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

Brooklinen is one of our favorite companies, point-blank. We think they make the best high-end sheets at the best price on the market, and most of the Insider Reviews team uses Brooklinen on their own beds.

The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in 14 colors and patterns, and you can mix and match them to suit your taste. Grab a gift card if you want to give her more freedom. If you opt for a sheet bundle, she’ll receive a core sheet set (fitted, flat, two pillowcases), duvet cover, and two extra pillowcases in soft, smooth 480-thread-count weave.

A mug that keeps hot drinks hot for up to six hours straight

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Hydro Flask Mug, 12 oz, available at Hydro Flask, from $24.95

This mug is a common desk companion for the Insider Reviews team. The 12-ounce coffee mug has the company’s proprietary TempShield insulation that made its water bottles famous. This mug will keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. Read our full review of it here.

This cozy loungewear set that she’ll never want to take off

Knix Cozzzy Track Suit

Knix Cozzzy Track Pants, available at Knix, $46.75

Cozy and warm, the Cozzzy Track Pants from Knix are comfortable enough to wear around the house while also being cute enough to wear to the market. The ultra-soft fabric feels like the softest terry cloth washcloth you’ve ever used, and its slouchy fit is modern and luxe. She’ll love the joggers with cuffed legs that are sleek without being overly tight. Comes in cream and gray.

The internet’s favorite olive oil

Gifts for girlfriend Brightland

Awake Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

Brightland’s olive oils make great gifts for cooks and anyone else who loves to entertain. The white bottles protect the EVOO from light damage and look nice displayed on a countertop. Find a full review here

A high-tech towel that keeps her from slipping around during yoga classes

Gifts for girlfriend Manduka

Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, $45.83

Manduka is known for making the best yoga products, and their Yogitoes towel is one of the most loved. It has tiny 100% silicone nubs on one side that grab yoga mats and keep yogis from slipping around during the exercise. Having a good towel can make a big difference

It also comes in 19 great colors and gets eco-friendly points. Each Yogitoes towel is made from eight recycled plastic water bottles, and made with dyes free of azo, lead, or heavy metal. 

A card game that’s meant to deepen personal connections

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We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game, available at Urban Outfitters, $30

This card game, from the popular Instagram account We’re Not Really Strangers, is designed to enhance connections between people with different levels: perceptions, connection, and reflection. Not only is it a card game you haven’t played before, but it’s also a thoughtful activity you can enjoy together.

A comfortable cable-knit sweater

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United By Blue Recycled Cotton Fisherman Sweater, $99.99

A cable-knit or fisherman’s sweater is a wardrobe staple that’ll last for years. United By Blue’s take on the classic piece is made from recycled cotton and is super soft.

A satin-lined beanie

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Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $44.99

Most people with naturally curly hair avoid wearing hats to reduce frizz, but Kink and Coil’s satin-lined beanie solves that issue. Just like a silk pillowcase or a bonnet, the inside of the beanie is designed to protect your hair from frizz and damage. On top of that, the pom-pom can be removed, if she’d prefer to wear the hat without it.

We spoke with a trichologist to learn more about how satin- and silk-lined beanies can benefit anyone with curly or high-porosity hair

Rihanna’s bestselling Fenty skincare set

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Fenty Skin Start’rs Full-Size Bundle, $75

Rihanna’s bestselling skincare bundle from her brand Fenty includes everything you’ll need to maintain healthy skin. The kit includes a facial cleanser, toner, and two-in-one sunscreen moisturizer. Read our full review of the Fenty skincare set here.

A bottle (or two) of wine

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McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Wine, starting at $19.99

As the largest black-owned wine company in the United States, the McBride Sisters Collection is the perfect place to find a gift for the wine lover on your list. The Black Girl Magic collection in particular is inspired by the resilience of black women and includes varieties from Rosé to Merlot. 

Plan a trip for the two of you to take together – and maybe use this online travel concierge to help

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Airbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25

If you want to gift an experience for the two of you to enjoy together, grab a birthday card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come with a few location ideas with safe driving distance in mind. 

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

*This gift can be saved and used at a later date.

A cashmere crew from Everlane that she’ll own forever

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The Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $50

For a closet staple she’ll own for years to come, Everlane’s $100 Cashmere Crew (available in a whopping 15 colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has tons of great gifts (you can find the Everlane basics we wear repeatedly here), so you can’t really go wrong. 

A small cold brew coffee maker

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Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Walmart, $37.75

This small cold brew maker (available in 1-liter and 1.5-liter options) makes coffee’s less acidic, smoother cousin cold brew in 12 hours in the fridge, so there’s minimal hassle and always a treat ready in the morning on her way out the door to work. 

A comfy zip-up for the months ahead

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Better Sweater, available at Patagonia, from $139

Patagonia makes our favorite athleisure options overall, and that definitely includes the Better Sweater. It works in pretty much any environment — in the office, at home, on a hike, or on a casual night out — and has zippered pockets to keep hands warm in the cold months. We’re also big fans of the 1/4 Zip option.

A new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for reading anywhere

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Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $129.99

Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite is its thinnest and lightest yet, with double the storage. Perhaps the best features are that it’s waterproof and has a built-in adjustable light for the perfect reading environment indoors or outdoors, day or night. If she loves a nice, relaxing bath, pair this with a caddy, bath bombs, and a glass of wine for a relaxing night in that you’ve already taken care of.

A cult-favorite hair towel that reduces damage and cuts drying time by 50%

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Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Towel, available at Anthropologie, from $30

Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes your hair to dry in half — a claim we’re happy to report holds up. The proprietary fabric also means there’s less damage to wet hair while it dries. 

A funny and unique card

Gifts for girlfriend Etsy

You Take My Breath Away, available at Etsy, from $4.28

You can pick up a card from Walgreens on your way to exchange gifts, but it’ll mean more if you think just a few days ahead. Etsy has great options for cheap, unique, handmade gifts that are cool and thoughtful. This one is perfect for a couple who appreciates a “The Office” deep cut. 

A fun, unique local date

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Airbnb Experiences, available at Airbnb, from $10

Airbnb started offering experience programming online. You can book from thousands of experiences that range from workouts with Olympic athletes over Zoom to cooking classes with chefs you’d normally have to hop on a flight to meet. We tested a a tango class and a Moroccan cooking class.

It’s also an under-utilized part of Airbnb, making it a thoughtful and unusual gift — and one you may keep using yourselves for out-of-the-box date nights in the future. 

As states and countries slowly begin reopening, Airbnb listings and in-person activities are becoming options again, but you can still participate in online activities from home if you’re not ready to travel yet or just want a fun activity. 

A 100% silk pillowcase that reduces frizz and keeps skin hydrated overnight

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100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, available at Walmart, from $29.59

Silk pillowcases reduce frizz and damage to hair and make it look shiny and healthy. It also reduces the likelihood of wrinkles and keeps skin hydrated overnight by absorbing less of the moisture in the skin.

A houseplant that arrives already potted and is easy to care for

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Silver Evergreen, available at Leon & George, from $149

Leon & George is a San Francisco startup that will send beautiful plants — potted in stylish, minimalist pots — to her door. All she has to do is to occasionally add water. Flowers are wonderful, but houseplants have a much longer shelf life, and most of Leon & George’s options are very easy to care for. 

We’d also recommend checking out Bloomscape for small plant trios under $70.  

Beautiful earrings she’ll own forever

Sparkle Diamond Cluster Huggies

Sparkle Diamond Cluster Huggies, available at Stone and Strand, $395

They’re solid gold, conflict-free, and made locally. Plus, the style is versatile enough that she can wear them every day.

A membership to a popular skincare and makeup subscription that sends new, cool, and bestselling products once per month

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Birchbox Gift Subscription, available at Birchbox, from $45

Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of samples of new and cult-favorite products to subscribers so they can find products they love without much commitment or cost upfront. Makeup and skincare products can be expensive, so this is a particularly helpful service. 

A stylish leather makeup pouch that’s thoughtful and easy to travel with

Dagne Dover, $75

Lola Toiletries Pouch, available at Dagne Dover, from $75

Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women’s handbag companies to know, and the Lola Toiletries Pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size ($75) is perfect for everyday makeup essentials, and the large ($105) can be used for toiletries, makeup, or as a small purse. It’s made from beautiful pebbled leather, and you can pick from six foolproof color choices. 

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A leather wallet from the same manufacturer as Prada for a fraction of the price

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Brynn Zip Around Wallet, available at Italic, $50

Italic is a startup that makes unbranded luxury goods from the same factories that produce designs for brands like Givenchy or scents for Le Labo — minus the markup. The Zip-Around Wallet is made from soft, calfskin leather and comes in four classic colors.

It comes from the same manufacturer as Celine and Prada, and Italic estimates it would cost $295-$300 in traditional retail. It’s also good to note that the company plants one tree for every order. You can find a full review of the company’s leather goods here, and of their candles here

A streaming stick that gives you access to hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes

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Roku Streaming Stick +, available at Best Buy, $39.99

Roku’s Streaming Stick+ is exceptional for its 4K, HDR, and HD streaming, and long-range wireless receiver. Installing it is an easy process and starts by plugging the stick into his TV.

A subscription to a famous book club that sends her great hardcovers once per month

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3-Month Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $49.99

If she loves books, Book of the Month is an especially thoughtful and unique gift — it’s a book club that has been around since 1926, and it’s credited with discovering some of the most beloved books of all time (“Gone with the Wind” and “Catcher in the Rye” to name a couple). 

If you gift her a subscription, she’ll receive a hardcover book delivered to her door once a month. Books are selected by a team of experts and celebrity guest judges.

If she’s really more into audiobooks or e-reading now rather than hardcovers, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here).

Fancy popcorn and a movie night

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Amish Popcorn Gift Set, available at Williams Sonoma, $29.95

Make a reservation at a nice outdoor restaurant, stock up on her favorite movie candy and some fun drinks ahead of time (wrap them for an extra wow-factor), and create your own in-house cinema experience. Or, perhaps even better, order a bunch of take-out from your favorite local restaurants.

A gift set of a dozen decadent bath bombs

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Bath Bomb Gift Set, available at Walmart, $33.89

This bath bomb gift set comes with 12 handcrafted bath bombs that range from mango-papaya to lavender in scent, and some of which include flower petals. They’re a great addition to a long bath, as is a bamboo bathtub tray. 

A subscription to a coffee service that sends coffees specifically for her taste preferences

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3-Month Subscription, available at Driftaway Coffee, from $44

If she loves coffee, she’ll probably love to try Driftaway. It’s a gourmet coffee subscription that gets smarter the longer you use it, remembering your preferences and steering you towards increasingly accurate brews for your specific tastes. The first shipment will be a tasting kit with four coffee profiles, which she’ll rate online or in the app to start getting personalized options.

A book of love letters written by history’s great men

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Love Letters of Great Men, available at Amazon, $13.95

It can be hard to do yourself justice in words — whether they’re spoken or written in a card. This compilation of love letters written by great men can help you say it without actually technically saying it. Bonus points if you write your own, or mark the ones in the book that most closely resemble your own feelings.  

A beautiful diamond necklace she’ll have forever

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Diamond Bezel Necklace, available at AUrate, from $320

A diamond necklace doesn’t have to be thousands of dollars, as fine jewelry startups like AUrate are proving. This necklace is something she can keep and wear forever, and both the solid gold and conflict-free diamonds are of the highest quality. 

Personalized cartoon couple mugs

Personalized Family Mugs

Personalized Family Mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, from $30

These cute mugs can be personalized for what you’re like as a couple, making for a special weekend morning coffee routine or just a nice reminder in the kitchen cabinet. On the back, you can add a family name and the year the couple was established. 

Lush, subtly scented body wash

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Necessaire — The Body Wash, available at Sephora, $25

New startup Necessaire formulates its body care products with nourishing vitamins and clean ingredients. The subtly scented Body Wash will leave their skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished. 

A stylish weekender to keep her organized on the go

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Caraa Studio Tote Large, available at Caraa, $250

Caraa Sport makes some of the most functional and best-looking gym bags on the market. This one can transition from tote to backpack by adding straps. It also has a hidden shoe compartment and a waterproof and antimicrobial lining.

An award-winning at-home facial

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Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, available at Sephora, $80

This is an award-winning mask with a big following in the beauty and skincare community. It’s $80, but it’s an at-home pro-quality facial she can use anytime — which is a fraction of the price required for regular facials.

Kitchen towels that rate wines by how well they pair with certain foods

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Wine Pairing Towel, available at Wolf & Badger, $20

If she loves having a nice glass of wine and/or cooking, she’ll appreciate the thought behind this unique wine pairing towel. Grab a bottle and some corresponding ingredients for a fun night in for the two of you.

A stylish, savvy carry-on with an external battery pack

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Carry-On, available at Away, $225

Away’s hyper-popular suitcases deserve their hype. Their hard shell is lightweight but durable, their 360° spinner wheels make for seamless traveling, and the external (and ejectable and TSA-compliant) battery pack included can charge a smartphone five times over so she never has to sit behind a trash can at the airport for access to an outlet again. It’s also guaranteed for life by Away. Find our full review here.

A cooking class from one of the nation’s top chefs

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Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50

With a Cozymeal class, they’ll learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to Argentinian staple dishes from the nation’s top chefs. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers food tours in various cities (when it’s safe to do so). 

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Affirm lets you pay off large online purchases over time – here are 60+ stores across home, fashion, and travel that accept it

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  • It’s now easier and more convenient to buy the things you need, when you need them, with microloan providers like Affirm.
  • Affirm lets you pay for online purchases over a period of time (usually three, six, or 12 months).
  • Annual percentage rates (APR) range from 0-30% and Affirm does not charge any additional fees.
  • It’s available at 60+ of our favorite online retailers, including mattress, home and kitchen, and clothing brands.

You’re working with a tight budget, but you need to buy an important essential, you want to take advantage of an online sales event, and you have gifts to buy for everyone in your life – what do you do? Short of having an awkward conversation with a friend or family member to borrow some money, there’s now an easier, more convenient way to manage how you pay for online purchases, on your own terms.

Affirm is a payment option you’ll see when you check out your cart at many online shopping sites. It’s especially useful for large purchases such as furniture and mattresses because it lets you pay them off over a period of time (usually three, six, or 12 months). Annual percentage rates (APR) range from 0 to 30% and you’ll always be shown upfront the total amount of interest you’ll pay. Affirm does not charge any additional fees.

You can apply for a loan as you’re shopping at one of many Affirm’s partner stores, which include women’s and men’s fashion, furniture, sports and fitness, electronics, jewelry, and watch brands.

When it comes time to pay, you’ll see something like the below:

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From there, you can create an account, get approved for a loan, and pay off your purchase at a pace you’re comfortable with.

You can see which online retailers accept Affirm below.

They’re divided by category and we’ve also designated which ones offer loans starting at 0% APR with an asterisk.

While there are some more established companies, many are up-and-coming startups that are changing the way you shop for things like shoes, glasses, and home goods. Partnering with Affirm is just another way they’re helping to modernize and simplify the online shopping experience.

Here are 60+ stores that accept Affirm:

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The 32 best gifts for teen girls on Amazon, from a tie-dye kit to a karaoke microphone

  • Buying gifts for teen girls doesn’t have to be difficult or send you searching across many sites.
  • Using my own sisters as inspiration, I chose 32 Amazon gifts that cover many interests and budgets.
  • Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.

Buying gifts for teen girls can be a daunting task, which is probably why they end up with seven identical lip balms from different relatives every year.

But getting a thoughtful, fun, and useful gift is easier than you think. In fact, it doesn’t even require you to leave Amazon. Below, I’ve rounded up 32 gift ideas, all of which you can find on Amazon, for the teen girls in your life. As someone who was once a teen girl and who has teen sisters, I feel confident in saying this is a good jumping-off point.

Shop the 32 best gifts for teen girls:

A tie-dye kit for making colorful shirts

Tulip One Step 5 Color Tie Dye Kit; gift for teenage girl

There’s no need to buy tie-dye clothing when they can use this kit to make their own. Five dyes, gloves, rubber bands, and an instruction guide come in this easy-to-use set. It’s not only a fun art project, but they’ll get some vibrant, stylish, homemade shirts from it, too.

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A console for a true gamer

Nintendo Switch; gift for teenage girl

For the serious gamer in your life, a Nintendo Switch could be just what they need. This console has been all the rage thanks to its innovative design and ability to travel well. They can play popular games like Animal Crossing, Among Us, New Pokémon Snap, and more.

Read our full review of the Nintendo Switch here

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A pair of plush slippers they won’t want to take off

Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper; gift for teenage girl

Comfort is key when it comes to teenagers. These fluffy, supportive Ugg slippers are great for wearing around the house and also outside of the home. You can read more about why we love this slide slipper in our guide to the best women’s slippers.

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A neon sign to light up their bedroom

DIVATLA Neon Light Sign; gift for teenage girl

Coming in blue or pink, this neon sign can serve as a relaxing piece of decor in their bedroom. It’ll brighten up their space, whether they hang it on a wall or place it on their nightstand or desk. We even ranked this one as the best for bedrooms in our guide to the best neon signs.

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An apron for the aspiring chef

Maison d' Hermine Kitchen Apron; gift for teenage girl

If you constantly find your teen cooking or baking in the kitchen, it might be time to get them a nice apron. This one has an adjustable neck strap and long waist ties to help them get the right fit. Plus, there are plenty of colorful designs to choose from. 

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An initial necklace that’s a staple piece

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This simple but personal necklace will be a welcome addition to a teen’s growing jewelry collection. Its initial design makes it the perfect staple piece they can wear every day and with any outfit. 

A DIY manicure kit

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With it being safer to stay home right now, DIY manicures are more popular than ever. These cute nail stickers make it quick, easy, and affordable. 

A felt letter board for fun quotes

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This felt board adds a cute and personal touch to their room. You can choose from 25 colors to match their decor aesthetic. It’ll be the perfect setting for inspirational quotes or funny pop culture lines. 

A Bluetooth microphone to sing karaoke

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Whether or not they can carry a tune, it’s a fun item to have for friend hangouts or to recreate carpool karaoke. All it takes is connecting a phone to play music through the microphone’s speakers.

A popular book series

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the cultural phenomenon of Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” has probably touched your life. If they’re a fan, this set lets them enjoy the book series the movies are based on.

A cool new Popsocket

PopSockets

Beyond making it easier to hold or prop up their phone, PopSockets are a great way to add personality to the tech they use every day. 

The most popular and useful Fitbit

Fitbit Charge 4

The Fitbit Charge 4 is one of Fitbit’s best and most popular models. It’s not bulky like most smartwatches, yet it’s comfortable to wear and you still have a usable display that gives you plenty of info. It has a built-in heart rate monitor, in-depth sleep tracking, advanced workout features, and real-time workout tracking. You can learn more about the Fitbit Charge 4 in our guide to the best Fitbit trackers and smartwatches.  

A mini waffle maker for a small but satisfying breakfast

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A favorite breakfast food just got a whole lot cuter. This lightweight and easy-to-use waffle maker can give them a small sense of independence in the kitchen, and it’s available in 20 unique colors and designs. 

A beanie with Bluetooth connectivity so they can listen to music on the go

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An increasingly popular accessory among teens is the Bluetooth Beanie Hat, which lets them listen to music while wearing it. The headphones pair with a tablet, Apple watch, or smartphone, and the Bluetooth range is up to 33 feet. There are even built-in controls for adjusting the volume, skipping songs, and pausing/playing music.

Smart lights for studying and dimming at night before bed

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Smart lights mean she can change the lights to a range of colors, create customized lighting for watching a movie or studying and set a schedule for the lights to turn off or dim at different times during the day. 

A personalized zodiac necklace

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Zodiac signs have become even more popular in recent years, as has the mainstream interest in horoscopes and astrological personality types. If they’re into the topic, or you just want to find a small way of personalizing an affordable gift, pick up a gold-dipped zodiac necklace that they can wear with anything. 

An Echo Dot for an alarm clock and games

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The Echo Dot is popular on Amazon for a few reasons, and one is how compact it is. They can stack it on top of a pile of books or on their nightstand, use it as a speaker or an alarm clock, and get access to all the capabilities of Alexa (weather updates, recipes, music, news, connections to other smart devices). It also has a decent speaker.

Read our full review of the Amazon Echo Dot here.

An instant camera and some film

Gifts for teens Instax

Maybe because it’s now possible to document and curate everything just-so online, but the spontaneity and authenticity of instant cameras have experienced a rise in popularity in recent years. If it’s a comfortable purchase, they’ll probably get a lot of use out of the $60-something camera. It comes in fun colors, and they can hang the pictures up around their room. Pick up some film so they can get started right away. For more, check out our guide to the best instant cameras

The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Whether they saw the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary (which this was featured in), consider RBG amongst their favorite celebrities, or they may appreciate a keepsake that focuses on an empowered woman in history, this is a great gift that combines fun, creativity, and education. 

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Few things are as fun as lounging around with a decadent sheet mask slapped across your face. It’s also an affordable gift that gives outsized fun to the recipient, and a great addition to sleepovers with friends. 

Really nice new bedding

Brooklinen set

We recommend Brooklinen often, and for good reason. We think they make the best high-end sheets at the best price, and most of the Insider Reviews team sleeps with Brooklinen on their own beds. If she may appreciate a more grown-up gift, this is a good one. 

Read our full review of Brooklinen sheets here

Hanging glass terrariums for their room

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A living green thing is nice in any space, especially in the form of a pretty hanging terrarium like this. The set includes three types: a water drop, diamond, and triangle shape. Plus, you can help with hanging them in their room. 

A projector the size of a soda can

Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector

Anker’s Nebula Capsule is tiny but mighty. It’s the size of a soda can, weighs only one pound, and has a quiet and continuous playtime of four hours. It’ll take movie nights up a notch, and it travels easily. 

Read our full review of the Anker Nebula Capsule here.

A hair towel that cuts down on drying time

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This hair towel can cut in half the amount of time it takes for hair to dry. It also helps protect hair during its weakened state while wet. If they’ve ever fought frizzy hair, this and a silk pillowcase are especially thoughtful gifts. 

Wireless headphones with up to 40 hours of battery life

Beats Solo3 Wireless On Ear Headphones

Beats Solo3 headphones are good for zoning out to music, studying, and blocking out the noise on family road trips. They have good sound, up to 40 hours of battery life, and five minutes of charging equals three hours of playback. 

Read our full review of the Beats Solo3 headphones here

A facial cleansing device that removes 99.5% of dirt

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Foreo’s cult-favorite Luna 2 cleansing device gently and effectively cleans with thin, antimicrobial silicone touchpoints, and claims to remove 99.5% of dirt and makeup residue without irritating the skin. Plus, it’s waterproof and the battery life lasts for a few months per charge.

Read our full review of the Foreo Luna 2 here.

A fluffy, eco-friendly comforter

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Buffy is an eco-friendly startup that makes fluffy, cruelty-free comforters. The Cloud is made from a cool-to-the-touch eucalyptus fabric that’s even softer than cotton, and the comforter is made from 50 recycled bottles.

Read our full review of the Buffy comforter here.

A streaming media player

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Bringing smart skills and the experience of Apple TV+, Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, The Roku Channel, HBO, Showtime, Google Play, and cable alternatives like Hulu with Live TV and more to their TV is an especially useful gift they’ll never tire of.  

Read our full review of the Roku Express here.

String lights with clips for pictures

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Perfect for creating the archetypal teen room that’s most often seen in Netflix movies and old Taylor Swift music videos, these photo-clip string lights use warm light to illuminate Polaroids or other memorabilia. 

An audiobook membership

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If they love to read, or you’re trying to get them to love to read, a gift subscription to Audible is a great idea. They’ll get three free titles for each month they’re a member (one audiobook and two Audible Originals), and 30% off any additional audiobooks they buy. They can listen and read anywhere and anytime using the free app. 

Read our full review of Audible here

More than 40 satin scrunchies

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Scrunchies are having a moment. If you want to get something particularly on-trend, you may want to look into gifting a few. This set comes with a whopping 46 colors in satin that won’t leave kinks in their hair.

A useful portable charger

Gifts for coworkers Eleject

Anyone with a phone can see the convenience of an external battery, and this one happens to be our pick for the best portable charger iPhone users can buy. Beyond convenience, it’s also great for when it’s safe to travel with friends again.

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57 clever gifts you can get on Amazon for under $50

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  • Affordable gifts can be just as useful and thoughtful as expensive gifts.
  • We rounded up 57 gifts on Amazon for under $50 that anyone would love to receive.
  • For more gift ideas, check out all Insider Reviews gift guides.

Your friends and family may not 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 watercolor 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 57 of the best finds on Amazon – with all the perks of easy, fast shipping and saved payment information.

Check out all 57 cool gifts under $50 on Amazon:

An all-in-one wallet for the jetsetter

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Travel Passport Wallet, $14.99

With more people getting vaccinated and travel restrictions lifting, this wallet will help them prep for their next trip. It holds passports, boarding passes, credit cards, and every other essential in one slim design.

A relaxing weighted blanket

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YnM Weighted Blanket, from $49.80

Gift a peaceful night’s sleep with this calming blanket that comes in 40 colors and 15 various sizes and weights. Its seven-layer system includes tiny beads that deliver a contoured but comfortable fit to your body.

Fluffy slippers that feel and look like a cloud

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Parlovable Faux Fur Slippers, $18.99

The Parlovable Faux Fur Slippers are among our favorite slippers for lounging around the house. They make your feet feel — and look — like clouds thanks to the faux fur upper and memory foam sole.   

For the person who loses their devices

Amazon Apple AirTag

Apple AirTag, $29

Apple’s latest invention ensures their gadgets don’t stray too far. Using the Find My app on iPhone, they can set up a one-tap locator, set off a sound, then play a bit of “Marco Polo” with their lost device, keys, or bags. 

A watercolor set that’s great for beginners

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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, but 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

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Productivity Planner, $29.99

For the high achiever in your life, this productivity journal can help further motivate them to be their best self. This journal’s undated, daily layout provides priority templates to get them headed in the right direction to accomplish their many goals. It also includes extra space for them to jot down their ideas, future tasks, and inspirations.

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, $25.49

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, from $10.99

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, $13.87

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, $17.84

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, $21.99

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, $45.94

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

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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, $19

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 Smart Home Camera, $32.98

With 3,000+ five star reviews, the Wyze v3 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 popular all-in-one hair dryer that’s like an at-home blowout

Revlon One-Stop Hair Dryer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, $41.88

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+, $39.99

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

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WeRateDogs 2021 Calendar, $13.82

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, $46.52

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, $59.99

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, $17.60

“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, $49.98

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

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AmazonBasics Adjustable and Portable Laptop Table, from $36.83

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, $11.69

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

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“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 98,000 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 $9.95

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

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“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

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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, $14.16

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

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PowerLix Milk Frother, $14.95

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

Amazon under $50 Mophie

Mophie Wireless Power Capsule External Battery Charger, $19.71

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, $24.99

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

Amazon under $50 wine saver

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 6,000 five-star reviews.

A photo book from one of the most renowned wildlife photographers

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“Polar Obsession” by Paul Nicklen, $36.99

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

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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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25 thoughtful and fun tech gifts under $100

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  • The right tech can bring your friends and loved ones a much-needed upgrade in quality of life.
  • Even on a budget of under $100, there are plenty of exciting and useful tech gifts to choose from.
  • If you’re on an even tighter budget, here are the best tech gifts under $50.

Technology doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

There’s a surprising amount of excellent tech gifts out there – accessories, fitness trackers, tablets, and smart speakers – for less than $100. That is, if you know where to dig.

Fret not, however: there’s no need to trudge through the pages of Amazon, Target, and Best Buy to find the best affordable tech. We’ve done that hard work for you.

Through research and direct testing we’ve uncovered the very best tech gifts under $100. We included a number of gifts in every price range, so you’re bound to find the right gifts for your loved ones.

A smart speaker with Alexa, the most popular smart home assistant

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Amazon Echo, $99.99, available at Amazon

The new Echo is an excellent smart speaker and Alexa can answer your giftee’s questions, play music, and control smart home devices like lights and TVs. The new fourth-generation model also features an updated design with a spherical shape that fits nicely with most decor.

Read our full Echo review here

If your giftee isn’t into Amazon’s products but still wants a smart speaker, the Google Nest Audio is a great alternative. The smart speaker is reliable at answering queries, can control smart home gadgets, and play music with good sound.

Google Nest Audio, $99.98, available at Walmart

Read our full Nest Audio review here

A dedicated fitness tracker without the distractions of a smartwatch

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Fitbit Inspire 2, $98.50, available at Amazon

Fitbit’s affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to track your giftee’s fitness metrics. The tracker has a heart rate monitor that helps improve the accuracy of tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones. As an added bonus, buyers also receive a free one-year trial of Fitbit Premium.

While more expensive devices like the Apple Watch have many of the same features, they also can bring added distractions and unnecessary steps for a user who primarily wants to keep track of their health.

A countertop display that’s also a smart home hub

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Amazon Echo Show 5, $69.99, available at Amazon

The Echo Show 5 is an affordable smart display that has Alexa built-in. Your giftee can watch recipes and videos on it, see the time at a glance, and ask Alexa questions. It can also play music and control smart home devices.

A Philips Hut smart lighting starter kit

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Philips Hue White LED Smart Bulb Starter Kit, $99.99, available at Amazon

Philips Hue smart light bulbs can be controlled using an app or a virtual assistant like Alexa or Google Home. That means you can dim the lights, set them to change at specific times, or turn them off with a voice command if you’re using an assistant.

The hub included in this starter kit can connect and control your lights without a separate virtual assistant, and the smart button will let you turn the Philip Hue bulbs in your house on and off without any extra wiring.

A 4K streaming devices to help pass the time

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Roku Streaming Stick+, $39.99, available at Best Buy

Anyone who likes to spend their free time streaming videos at home can make use of the Roku Streaming Stick+. Roku’s media streamers are the best in the business, and the Stick+ can stream TV shows and movies from all the major streaming services, including Netflix, HBO Max, Peacock, Disney Plus, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and many more. 

Roku Ultra, $69.99, available at Target

If you’re looking for the absolute best features then the Roku Ultra is an ideal streaming player. It’s the best media streaming device we’ve tested, thanks to its easy-to-use interface, 4K playback, voice control, and simple remote. It can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Prime Video, and other streaming services. Unlike the cheaper Roku Stick model, this version adds Bluetooth, a USB port for external playback, and Dolby Vision capabilities for even better HDR performance on select apps. 

Read our full Roku Ultra review here

A PopSocket grip for your phone

PopSockets  Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets, $8.97

PopSocket Grip, $8 and up, available at PopSocket

PopSocket Grips stick to the back of your phone and can expand whenever you need a grip or a stand. Use one to take photos, text, hold a large device, watch movies, and video chat with ease and comfort. Many cost less than $10 and they come in a variety of colors and patterns to fit your recipient’s personality.

An ebook reader with a built-in light

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Amazon Kindle, $89.99, available at Amazon

The entry-level Kindle is a great gift for book worms who want a digital library of ebooks to take with them on the go. For young or new readers, the lack of apps on Kindle can help them stay focused on reading.

Newer Kindle models include a front light for night reading, and the Kindle can retain battery for weeks on a single charge. The $90 version includes ads on the home screen, so you may want to consider spending an extra $20 for the ad-free Kindle; though your gift recipient can also pay the $20 later on.

 

 

A smart herb garden

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Click and Grow Smart Garden 3, $99.95, available at Amazon

With the Click and Grow Smart Garden, your loved one can grow fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or thyme in a matter of weeks. The garden kit includes LED lights and basil plant pods — once set up, it will automatically water the herbs on a regular basis for two to three weeks.

A phone case that’s lovely to look at and built to last

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Nomad Leather iPhone Cases, $49.95 and up, available at Nomad

Nomad uses genuine Horween leather to craft gorgeous, durable iPhone cases that age beautifully. We can’t recommend the brand’s cases enough. Nomad also makes a few Samsung and Google Pixel cases.

Otterbox case, $40 and up, available at Otterbox

Otterbox has a reputation for bulky protective cases that can withstand a lot of drops, but that doesn’t mean they’re ugly. In fact, Otterbox has tons of super fun cases with Star Wars, Disney, Pixar, and Marvel characters on them as well as some stylish designs.

A custom-designed iPhone case filled with familiar photos

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Casetify Custom iPhone 12 Case, $45 and up, available at Casetify

Casetify’s easy to use tool lets you turn your favorite photos into a custom iPhone case. There are three case styles and dozens of templates, so you can turn your friend’s best Instagram photos into a unique way to protect their phone.

An excellent pair of wireless headphones

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Sennheiser HD 350BT Bluetooth Wireless Headphones, $99.95, available at Amazon

Sennheiser makes some of the best over-ear headphones. Though not one of its flagship models, the HD 350BT are still strong performers. They’re comfortable, deliver outstanding sound quality, and have a long battery life of up to 30 hours.

Tech-friendly gloves

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L.L.Bean Touchscreen Gloves, $29.99 and up, available at L.L.Bean

Protect your loved ones’ fingers when it’s cold outside and they still want to text their friends and family. These touchscreen gloves are super warm and work well on screens.

A durable, weighted iPhone charging cable

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Native Union Night Cable, $39.99, available at Amazon

Native Union makes some of the most attractive phone accessories around. The Night Cable is the best long lightning charging cable for the iPhone. It has a 10-foot cord and a handy weight to hold it in place while your phone charges.

A desk lamp with a wireless charger

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TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger, $49.99, available at Bed Bath and Beyond

If your giftee has a phone with wireless charging built in, the TaoTronics Desk Lamp is a great gift. It has a built-in wireless charger and a USB port so you can charge your devices wirelessly or with a cable. The lamp is also well made and fully adjustable. It has multiple brightness and color temperature settings so you can make it your own.

A beautiful wireless charger

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Native Union Drop Wireless Charger, from $49.99 and up, available at Amazon

Native Union always impresses with its stylish tech accessories. If your giftee hates boring black and white tech, get them Native Union’s attractive wireless chargers, which come in multiple colors, including rose, sage, indigo, and more.

An instant camera

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11, $69.99, available at Best Buy

Instant cameras are the perfect gift for shutterbugs who wish they’d lived during the age of the Polaroid. Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 11 comes in cute colors and takes fun, retro pictures that are printed right after they’re taken.

A light for better smartphone photography

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Lume Cube 2.0, $89.85, available from B&H

Any smartphone shutterbug will love having the Lume Cube 2.0 in their mobile photography kit. The little light helps illuminate the subject of a photo when the lighting is subpar.

An iPhone USB memory stick

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SanDisk iXpand and Flash Drive 128GB for iPhone, $49.99, available at Amazon

Even though iPhones now come with more storage built in, it’s still easy to run out of space. For people who take too many photos, download tons of music, shows, and games on their phones, the SanDisk iXpand is the perfect gift.

An iPhone dock

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Twelve South HiRise 2 Deluxe, $29.99, available at Amazon

An iPhone dock looks nice on any desk, nightstand, or table, and it gives your giftee a good place to charge their phone. The Twelve South HiRise 2 Deluxe comes with lightning and Micro USB cables. The device also features a handy design that holds your iPhone up off the base. This prevents your phone’s speakers and home button from getting blocked. 

A set of Tile trackers

Tile Mate Essentials pack

One Tile Mate Tracker, one Tile Slim Tracker, and two Tile Stickers, $64.99, available at Amazon

Tile trackers are one of the most practical tech gifts you can give. Once they’re paired, your giftee can use their phone to make the trackers send them a notification to help find a lost item, or show the tracker’s last known location on a map.

This pack comes with one Tile Slim, which is thin enough to slip into a wallet, one Tile Mate, which has loops so it can fit onto key rings, and two Tile Stickers, which can be attached to a remote or other electronic device. 

A temperature-controlled mug

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Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug, $99.95, available at Amazon

It seems like everything is high-tech these days and a lot of it seems pointless, but this is not one of those things. Ember’s smart mug can keep your loved one’s drink at the perfect temperature so they never burn their tongue again. It uses a smart heating coaster and an app to help you decide how hot you want your drink to be every time.

A kid-friendly tablet with a year’s worth of children’s books and videos

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, $79.99

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, $99.99, available at Amazon

Kids love tablets, but they can also be destructive fiends when it comes to tech. Luckily, Amazon’s Kids Edition of the Fire 7 tablet is here to save the day with its protective case and warranty against accidental damage. The Kids Edition also comes with one year of Amazon Kids, which adds tons of kid-friendly content you can find via Amazon apps like Kindle and Amazon Prime Video.

Fire HD 8, $89.99, available at Amazon

The Fire HD 8 tablet is also a solid option for teens and adults who don’t need the extra power of an iPad or Microsoft Surface. The latest Fire HD 8 has a 1,280 x 800-pixel screen, 32GB of storage built in, and room for expansion via a Micro SD card slot.

An alarm clock with a soothing light and built-in Bluetooth

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iHome Zenergy Light Alarm Clock, $69.99, available at Bed Bath and Beyond

No one likes waking up to a blaring alarm, so a light therapy alarm clock that tries to awaken you with a gradual, sunrise-like increase of light is a nice gift. The iHome Zenergy offers a number of great light alarm features, but it also has a decent Bluetooth speaker built into it, so your giftee can play music, too.

A waterproof Bluetooth speaker

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JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $79.95, available at Amazon

If you’re shopping for someone who’s planning on a warm vacation — or lives someplace nice all the time — this waterproof speaker will let them rock out without worrying about dropping it into the pool or ocean.

The JBL Flip works in horizontal or vertical position and will play for up to 12 hours with a full battery. While the Flip 5 has an improved battery and charges faster, the Flip 4 is $50 cheaper and will still suit most needs for a portable speaker.

A pair of budget-friendly wireless earbuds

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1MORE Stylish True Wireless Earbuds, from $59.99, available at Amazon

These wireless earbuds are cheaper than AirPods, but they sound even better. They also last for 24 hours of total playtime and 6.5 hours of continuous use. 

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62 affordable yet thoughtful gifts for her that are all under $50

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Gift-giving isn’t always easy, though it seems like it would be. Just buy them something that aligns with their interests, right? Eh, it’s not always so simple. If she’s interested in tech, there are a million options to choose from. The same goes for beauty products, kitchen gadgets, books, subscriptions, and so on. It also depends on who you’re shopping for, whether it be your sister, mom, partner, or friend.

To make it easier, we’ve put together a list of great gifts under $50 that we think she’ll love, no matter the occasion. And in case you’re shopping for a last-minute gift, most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days’ time.

Here are 62 gift ideas for her, all under $50:

A trio of succulents for the aspiring plant mom

The Sill Succulent Assortment; plant gift for her

Succulent Assortment, available at The Sill, from $24

For the aspiring plant mom, there’s nothing better than to start with tiny succulents. Marked by the brand as best for beginners, she can enjoy fresh houseplants delivered straight to her doorstep. This assortment can include either three succulents or six succulents, with both options under $50. 

Read our full review of The Sill here.

A picnic blanket for the spring and summer

Nemo Victory Blanket; gift for her

Victory Blanket, available at Moosejaw, $43.99

With the sun coming out, there’s no better way to lay out or see friends than with a picnic. This blanket is fit for the occasion with its soft flannel top and waterproof bottom, plus straps to keep it compact and loops to hold it down on windier days. We’ve even ranked this one as the best for comfort in our guide to the best picnic blankets.

A personalized ring

GLDN Micro Signet Ring; jewelry gift for her

Micro Signet Ring, available at GLDN, from $45

A ring is one of the ultimate gifts for her because it can signify so many things. You can get a letter of the alphabet engraved in this ring, and at no additional cost. The personal touch will make this a gift she’ll keep for years and years to come.

A cozy throw blanket to keep her warm

L.L.Bean Wicked Plush Throw blanket; gift for her

Wicked Plush Throw, available at L.L.Bean, from $29.95

This blanket has been a fan favorite for a while, which is why L.L.Bean carries this new and improved version. The brand has made the blanket even softer with 100% polyester that’s been brushed on both sides for an even more deluxe feel. It’s so soft she’ll want to be wrapped in it at all times, which is why we’ve also included it in our guide to the best throw blankets.

A personalized video message from her favorite celebrity

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Personalized video message, starting at $1, available at Cameo

When trying to think of a thoughtful gift for her, one that might not immediately come to mind is Cameo. The online service has tons of famous people she might want a personalized video message from. Whether it’s for her birthday or the holidays, there’s something for everyone on Cameo, with prices as low as $1. You can get her favorite contestant from “The Bachelor,” Jay Jackson from “Parks and Recreation,” or Chris Gorham from “Ugly Betty,” each for under $50. 

Read more about Cameo and how to use Cameo.

A letter subscription service for the history buff

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History by Mail Six-Month Subscription, available at Uncommon Goods, $37

Once a month for six months, this mail subscription service will send detailed replicas of historical documents, like Albert Einstein’s correspondence with FDR. A team of archivists digs up fascinating historical documents and graphic designers replicate them — handwriting, signatures, and all. 

A toiletry bag for smart organization

Dagne Dover Skye Pouch

Skye Essentials Pouch, available at Dagne Dover, $35

Help her gear up for spring with Dagne Dover’s latest launch. Made with the brand’s signature neoprene material, the Skye zip pouch stores her essentials safely and stylishly and features multiple organizational pockets inside. 

A puzzle that commemorates a special date

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

Celebrate her special day — birthday, anniversary, or milestone — with this puzzle, an interactive memento. Enter any date since 1851 and find the New York Times front page printed from that exact date.

An interactive cooking class

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Sur La Table Online Cooking Classes, starting $29 per household

With Sur La Table’s virtual cooking classes, she can follow along to expert chefs live from the comfort of her own kitchen. These hands-on 90- to 120-minute classes cover everything from seasonal dishes to cocktails and desserts.

The at-home blowout tool

Revlon One-Stop Hair Dryer

One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush, available at Amazon, $41.88

This all-in-one hairdryer from Revlon garnered a large following online and won the hearts of the Insider Reviews team. It rivals luxury hair tools at a fraction of the price. It’s a gamechanger for cutting down on time and heat damage to your hair, without sacrificing your look. 

Read our full review of the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush here.

A workout tee for all seasons

Gifts for her under $50 Under Armour

Women’s UA Tech Twist V-Neck, available at Under Armour, $24.99

This bestselling workout shirt from Under Armour will keep them moving, dry, and cool with four-way stretch construction and quick-drying, sweat-wicking fabric. Its looser fit encourages comfort during workouts, and it comes in 15 colors. It’s a solid, dependable choice for apparel, but if they’re in the market for accessories or gear instead, check out Under Armour’s gift guide.

The ultimate diffuser set

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Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set, available at Amazon, $39.95

Help her find her inner zen with this essential oil bundle which includes, well, the essentials. The diffuser has seven ambient light modes and 10 oils that are perfect for creating an at-home spa vibe. 

A wearable sherpa blanket

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The Comfy Oversized Wearable Blanket, available at Amazon, $39.99

As seen on Shark Tank, this wearable blanket lets you take comfort wherever you go. The plush, fluffy lining will keep her warm and cozy while lounging, camping, and more. Choose from 17 fun colors and opt for the original hoodie style or the quarter zip. Its large, oversized design is one size fits all.

A DIY birth month flower kit

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Birth Month Flower Grow Kit, available at Uncommon Goods, $34

For a twist on the traditional bouquet of flowers, give her this flower kit that’s an easy and fun project. She’ll appreciate the personal touch of choosing her birth month flower, whether it be a sunflower, daisy, or marigold.

A box of chocolate bars from Madagascar

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Chocolate from Madagascar Flight, available at The Little Market, $34

The chocolate connoisseur in your life will savor this gift box of four dark chocolate bars from Madagascar. She can indulge in flavors like Salted Almond, 80% Dark, Toasted Coconut, and Sea Salt, but you can also opt out of specific flavors to fit her taste preferences.

A reusable tote bag for trips to the market

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Shopping Tote – Market Finds, available at The Little Market, starting from $20

Nothing compares to strolling through a farmer’s market with a sturdy tote instead of numerous plastic bags. This tote is both a convenient and eco-friendly choice for the avid shopper. Not to mention, it’s handmade and supports artisan women in rural Bangladeshi communities.

A painting kit for beginners

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Springtime Paint-by-Number Kit, available at Uncommon Goods, $30

If she’s artistic — or strives to be — she’ll appreciate this painting kit that anyone can follow with ease. Creating her work of art will take up to three hours, but she’ll end up with a frame-worthy masterpiece.

A Kindle case that looks like her favorite book

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KleverCase Kindle Paperwhite Case, available at Amazon, $29.95

You’ll find many classic book covers cleverly printed onto Kindle cases, along with one that looks like an unmarked leather-bound book. All she has to do is pop it on her e-reader.

An all-purpose tote with a detachable wristlet

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Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote and Wristlet, available at Nordstrom, $49

Your first thought may be that a plain tote is sort of a boring gift — but hear us out! This one is reversible and features a detachable wristlet, which basically means you’re getting three different bags for $50. It’s a utilitarian gift with a fashion-friendly twist.

An exceptionally useful set of silicone container lids

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Five Two Airtight Silicone Lids, available at Food52, $40

If she enjoys cooking, chances are she’s probably spent a good amount of time battling with her Tupperware drawer to find the right container and lid for her leftovers. These silicone lids have saved me over and over again and I recommend them to everyone — all you have to do is pop one over a bowl or baking dish and you get an airtight seal for easy storage in the fridge.

A portable charger that also lights up the bottom of her bag

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Smart Handbag Light and Charger, available at Uncommon Goods, $35.95

No more frantically searching for gum or lip balm at the bottom of her giant tote bag — this little light can be attached to her keychain or even a zipper on her bag so she can easily see everything in its depths. It can also charge her phone.

A relaxing Himalayan salt lamp

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Himalayan Glow Large Salt Lamp, available at Amazon, $12.14

There’s nothing quite as calming as the warm glow of a pink salt lamp. This sits on my list of all-time best gifts I’ve ever received — turning it on each night creates a relaxing vibe in my living room and helps me let go of the day’s stress.

A clever attachment that holds her AirPods

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AirPods Wrist Fit Adapter, available at Amazon, $8.49

The frustrating thing about using AirPods is figuring out where to store them. This small attachment goes around any watch’s wristband and features two grippy holes that hold each AirPod.

A subscription to Amazon Prime

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Amazon Prime gift subscription, three months, $39

Amazon Prime opens up a whole new world of access, be it to fast two-day shipping or any of the other 25-plus perks you’ll get with a membership. If you know she doesn’t have one yet, this is a smart gift — but in the case she does, she’ll get to use the $39 on anything she wants or needs from the site.

An Alexa-enabled smart plug

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Alexa-Enabled Smart Plug, available at Amazon, $14.99

This voice-controlled smart plug allows her to control lights, chargers, and whatever else she wants through Alexa simply by plugging her devices into these outlets. She can also just use the Alexa app to turn the outlets on and off if she doesn’t have an Echo or wants to use her voice.

A highly coveted candle

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Baies Candle, available at Bloomingdales, $38

Diptyque candles are about as chic and beloved as they come among candle lovers. The Baies scent is the company’s signature, with warming and sophisticated notes of rose and blackcurrant. This candle is best gifted to partners or very good friends. 

An inexpensive accessory for her phone

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PopSockets, available at Amazon, from $10

PopSocket Grips are an inexpensive but extremely useful gift she’ll be happy to have. She can pop them on the back of her phone, Kindle, iPad, or any other device to create a comfortable grip that allows her to hold her device one-handed.

A monthly book subscription

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Book of the Month, three months, starting at $49.99

Each month, this service curates five book choices — some of them early release — from which she’ll choose her favorite. The service will send the book directly to her, and she can also skip a month if she’s behind on her reading.

An adjustable rolling pin

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Adjustable Rolling Pin, available at Amazon, from $15.99

Anyone who loves to bake will appreciate this adjustable rolling pin that allows for more precision in the thickness of dough. All she’ll have to do is remove or add the different sized rings and let them guide her.

Really nice socks she’s bound to want more of

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Quarter Socks 4-pack, available at Bombas, $68.40

Bombas makes the best socks out there. Yes, they’re pricey, but you don’t know how worth it nice socks are until you try a pair yourself. There are no uncomfortable toe seams to give her blisters, and the special honeycomb stitching around the middle of the foot actually provides a bit of arch support.

Read our full review of Bombas socks here.

A letter board she can leave notes or cute phrases on

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Felt Like Sharing Felt Letter Board, available at Amazon, from $20.95

Sporting events, holidays, parties — there are a ton of occasions during which these come in handy, but she’ll love being able to play around with it day to day at home with her favorite lyrics, phrases, or even messages to roommates. Choose from tons of felt colors (I’m partial to the light blue; it’s the one I use at home!). 

A pretty place to keep her phone

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Bedside Smartphone Vase, available at Uncommon Goods, $32

This bedside vase is a fun way to spruce up her night stand, whether with fresh or faux flowers. It also works beautifully in the kitchen if she likes to follow recipes using her phone.

A comfy tee that goes with everything

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The Organic Cotton Box-Cut Pocket Tee, available at Everlane, $18

Skip the boring pajamas — get her something she’ll want to wear every day. This cozy short-sleeve T-shirt from Everlane is as great for running errands as it is for wearing to work, depending on how she styles it. It also comes in a few other color options. 

Read our full review of The Cotton Box-Cut Tee here

The newest Amazon Echo Dot

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Echo Dot (4th Generation), available at Amazon, $49.99

If she loves to blast music, talk on the phone, and have control over the home, this Alexa-powered speaker could be just what she needs. The most recent iteration of Amazon’s signature smart speaker has a new spherical shape that adds a modern feel to any room.

Read our full review of the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation) here.

A wine saver for open bottles

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Wine Saver, available at Amazon, $16.99

Sometimes you just can’t finish the bottle of wine. That’s when the Vacu Vin comes in. It’s a simple, small gadget that removes the oxygen from your open bottle and gives it an airtight seal to preserve the freshness and prevent oxidation.

A cold brew maker

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Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Amazon, $19.99

Caffeine lovers who can’t get enough of their favorite drink tend to spend a lot of money at coffee shops to get their fix. Make it easier for her to drink cold brew at home with this simple-to-use brewing pitcher.

Read our full review of the Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Ice Coffee Maker here.

A perfume subscription

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Scentbird subscription, three months for $44

If she loves to switch up her scents, Scentbird is an affordable service that lets her choose a month’s supply of perfume from thousands of well-known and new fragrances. With a three-month subscription, she can switch it up each month or stick to the ones she knows and loves.

A popular cookbook she’s probably seen on Instagram

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“Dessert Person” by Claire Saffitz, available at Target, $22.99

Whether she’s new to the kitchen or it’s her favorite room in the house, Claire Saffitz’s new cookbook will guide her through tons of easy-to-make desserts.

The Insider Reviews team has also loved “Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family” by Priya Krishna, which is chock full of Indian-American and nontraditional recipes like Roti Pizza and Saag Feta. Check out our guide to the best cookbooks here

A trendy candle she’s probably already got her eyes on

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Otherland Candles available at Otherland, $36

An Otherland candle makes for one of the best gifts you can give for any occasion, if you ask us. They come beautifully packaged, and they feature scents that are complex and rich.

Read our full review of Otherland candles here.

A flexible herb garden for the home

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Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

These mason jar planters can be set up in so many ways — from the window sill to the kitchen counter. They’re great for anyone who loves cooking with fresh herbs, especially if they live in cold climates where their outdoor herb gardens don’t grow for half the year.

A way for her to share and pass down memories and traditions

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My Life Story So Far, available at Uncommon Goods, $30

This book is sort of like a guided journal for her to record her memories, accomplishments, and experiences. No matter her age, it’s something she’ll undoubtedly enjoy keeping track of and sharing with others.

A natural body scrub

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Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub, available at Sephora, $36

Pamper her with this coconut and rose infused body scrub that gently exfoliates. It’ll leave her skin feeling soft and moisturized – not to mention she’ll smell of coconut and roses wherever she goes. You can read more about this product in our guide to the best body scrubs

A tablet for easy entertainment

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Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, available at Best Buy, $49.99

Great for traveling or lounging at home, the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is an affordable way to stay connected to all her favorite apps, games, and streaming services on a larger screen than what her phone has to offer.

A fashion-friendly belt bag

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Herschel Belt Bag, available at Nordstrom, from $31.99

Belt bags (aka fanny packs) are making a comeback, and we’re not mad about it. They’re convenient, practical, and a simple way to add a stylish pop to any outfit.

An excellent cookbook for entertainers

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“Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion” by Shelly Westerhausen, available at Amazon, $16.23

If having people over is more of a pleasure than a chore for her, she’ll adore this cookbook full of clever recipe ideas for casual entertaining.

A smart way for her to stay organized while traveling

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Travel Cord Roll, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

Frequent travelers need a way to keep all their cords and cables organized. This leather roll-up organizer has eight slots for cords and headphones plus a pouch where your charger base can fit.

A simple knitting kit for beginners

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Braille Beanie Knitting Kit, available at We Are Knitters, $44

Whether she’s new to knitting or a long-time pro, this crafty beanie kit has everything she needs — from the yarn, to the needles, and of course, the instructions.

A clever way to collect accomplishments and hopes

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Birthstone Wishing Balls, available at Uncommon Goods, $32

These wishing balls come with a strip of paper for every week in the year on which she can write everything from her hopes and dreams to the things she’s proud of accomplishing over the past seven days. You don’t have to go for her birthstone — you could easily just choose her favorite color.

A comfy neck pillow for trains and planes

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Neck Pillow, available at Amazon, $39.99

If she travels a lot (or has bad travel anxiety), the gift of comfort is one she’ll undoubtedly appreciate.

Read our full review of the Trtl Neck Pillow here.

A guide full of inspiration for her future adventures

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“The Bucket List” by Kath Stathers, available at Anthropologie and Amazon, from $21.11

This worldwide bucket list won’t cure her wanderlust, but it’ll definitely provide her inspiration and fodder for planning her travels.

A set of tinted lip balms

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Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment, available at Nordstrom, $24

If her beauty preferences tend to be more on the natural side, it’s likely she loves a good tinted lip balm. Fresh makes some of the best — the color options are universally flattering and the easy, and the formula is smooth, hydrating, and buttery. We’ve even named this one the best tinted lip balm with SPF in our guide to the best tinted lip balms

A dainty pair of hoops that are anything but average

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Shooting Star Open Hoop Earrings, available at Maison Miru, $39

It seems like everyone on our team has a pair of these open hoops. Their horseshoe shape is just different enough to set them apart, while a tiny, twinkly cubic zirconia catches the light just enough to add a bit of sparkle.

A customizable box of candy for adults

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Four-Piece Candy Bento Box, available at Sugarfina, $38

Satisfy her sweet tooth with a custom box of candy. Sugarfina’s candies are distinctly “adult” — but she’ll still feel like a kid when she digs into a box of rosé gummies.

An armband that holds her phone on runs or at the gym

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Water-Resistant Arm Band, available at Amazon, $14.98

If she loves to run or spends a lot of time at the gym, this top-rated arm band will definitely be a lifesaver for her. Just make sure you know what model phone she carries as you may have to check different brands for different phone sizes. 

A makeup and skincare subscription

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Birchbox three month gift subscription, $45

Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of beauty samples for her to test out and play around with. If she loves any of them, she can easily buy the full-sized version through the service. You can opt to give a longer subscription if you’d like. 

Read our full review of Birchbox here.

A picture frame for Instax Mini photos

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Polaroid Cube Picture Frame, available at Urban Outfitters, $12

This cube picture frame is meant to hold photos from a Polaroid camera, but even if neither of you have one, it would still be a sweet gift to print out some photos of you together in the proper dimensions. 

A convenient yoga mat carrier

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Go Play Yoga Mat Bag, available at Manduka, $35

If she’s a fitness enthusiast who frequents local yoga classes, a carrying strap will make her life much easier (especially if she walks or takes the subway to her class).

A puzzle of her heroines

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Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle, available at Uncommon Goods, $18

This puzzle features illustrations of both prominent and lesser-known women who have shaped and changed the course of history.

A portable external battery

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PowerCore 10,000mAh External Battery, available at Amazon, $24.99

A good external battery is one of those practical gifts she probably needs but won’t buy herself. Treat her to a good one that holds enough juice to charge her iPhone three times, or her Galaxy twice over.

A massager to melt away tension

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Shiatsu Massager, available at Amazon, $49.95

This shiatsu massager is, to date, one of the best things we’ve ever bought. It kneads away tension and stress in the back and shoulders, and can even be used on sore leg muscles after a workout. She’ll be thanking you for years to come.

Read our full review of the Zyllion Shiatsu Massager here

A planner to help her stay organized

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All-In-One Planner, available at Ivory Paper Co., $49

Working out your day, month, and year can sometimes feel overwhelming, but this planner makes life easier with its neat and straightforward layout. Plus, you can pick the start date and length of the planner and even add her name for a more personal touch. For more options, you can check out our roundup of the best planners

Reusable produce bags

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Reusable mesh produce bags (5-pack), available at Amazon, $7.97

If she’s an avid grocery shopper who opts for eco-friendly products, she’ll appreciate this functional and sustainable set of mesh produce bags. The color-coded tags and drawstrings are an added bonus that’ll help keep things organized.

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Walmart Mother's Day cards

  • Walmart’s grocery service offers a wide variety of Mother’s Day cards that can be delivered in just two hours.
  • For two-hour Express Delivery, Walmart+ users pay a flat rate $10 fee, while regular shoppers are subject to an additional $7-9.
  • Shop Walmart’s collection of greeting cards here, and check out all of Insider Reviews’ Mother’s Day gift guides here.

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We’ve all been there: you’ve found the perfect gift for the person you’re celebrating, but you’ve totally forgotten about the card. If you’re still looking for a Mother’s Day card for your mom or Mother figure, don’t fret. With Walmart Grocery, you can get a card delivered to you in as soon as two hours.

Walmart’s selection of greeting cards can be found here, including cards specific to Mother’s Day as well as general greeting cards. Availability varies based on your zip code, and you can check if you live in an eligible grocery delivery zone here.

All Walmart shoppers can take advantage of two-hour Express Delivery, but Walmart+ subscribers can save $7-9 by avoiding an additional delivery fee. Rather than paying up to $19.95 for same-day delivery, Walmart+ members will only be charged a flat rate of $10.

You can learn more about additional Walmart+ perks here, and if you’re looking for gifts as well as a card, Walmart still has you covered with a selection of Mother’s Day gifts eligible for next-day delivery.

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