32 sweet and caring gifts for your grandma this holiday season, 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, a grandma is an important person 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 meaningful bracelet

Gifts for grandma Etsy bracelet

Gift the Grandma Bracelet, $17.60

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.

Supportive gardening gloves

Supportive Bionic Women's Grip gardening gloves for arthritic hands

Gift Bionic Women’s Relief Grip Gardening Gloves, $39 

Gardening is a rewarding hobby, but it can be tough on your hands. A pair of sturdy gardening gloves can help grandma get back into the garden. We particularly like this supportive pair designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon or a $3 pair of rubber gloves that landscapers swear by.  

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

8 inch HEXCLAD HYBRID PAN all time best insider reviews

Gift a Hexclad Hybrid 8-inch Pan, $89.99

She may have avoided nonstick so far, but the Hexclad 8-inch Pan is a great introduction to the material. It is dishwasher safe, compatible with every stovetop, and near-indestructible according to our tests, which is why it made our list of Insider’s top 100 products. The proprietary diamond-dust construction makes the pan nonstick without the use of PFOAs or Teflon. 

A spatula that gives back to charity

No Kid Hungry Spatulas from Williams Sonoma

Gift No Kid Hungry Spatulas, $10

If Grandma is always busy in the kitchen, she can never have too many spatulas. Choose from one of the sweet designs in the Williams Sonoma No Kid Hungry collection. Not only will she love the colorful images, but she’ll appreciate that 30% of the cost goes towards eliminating childhood hunger. 

A fun twist on a calendar

Gifts for Grandma The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Calendar

Gift The New York Times Crossword 2022 Calendar, $15.99

“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 customizable gift box

Greetabl Gift Box for personalized gifts

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 recipe box for old favorites

Floral Recipe Card Box, gift for those who love to cook

Gift a Jot & Mark Recipe Card Box, $30

Handwritten recipes are pieces of family history. Maybe your grandma keeps them all in her head or has a paper collection, but either way, a beautiful recipe card box will keep the delicious family legacy organized and intact. 

A comfortable weighted blanket

luna weighted blanket, the best budget weighted blanket

Gift the Luna Adult Weighted Blanket, from $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

Kindle Paperwhite

Gift the Kindle Paperwhite, $174.99

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

Genuine Fred Slow Brew Sloth Tea Infuser

Gift the Genuine Fred Slow Brew Sloth Tea Infuser, $8.99

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.

A warm burst of fresh flowers

Photo of an UrbanStems flower delivery bouquet with an all-time best badge

Gift an UrbanStems Bouquet, from $45

A floral bouquet is a timeless gift, and a great way to show grandma you’re thinking of her from far away. UrbanStems is the best flower delivery service we tested — gorgeous bouquets arrived unharmed and fresh from Boston to rural Colorado. Since this service has gifts for as low as $45 and offers same-day delivery in some cities, it’s on our list of the 100 best products we’ve ever tested. 

Comfortable, long-lasting compression socks

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

Bombas makes 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. This takes from two to three weeks to arrive, so order in advance. 

A set of uniquely-flavored chocolate bars

Raaka Chocolate

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

This set of organic chocolate bars comes with flavors she’s probably never tried before, 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 single-origin chocolate bars. If she has a serious sweet tooth, we have plenty of chocolate suggestions for her from subscriptions to bonbons

A cozy, lightweight robe

parachute robe

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

pizza

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 yearlong subscription to online courses taught by celebrities

masterclass

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 luxurious yet affordable candle set

an image of Otherland's The Threesome, or three candles, one of Insider Reviews all time best products

Gift the Otherland Threesome Candle Set, $89

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. The brand is on the list of Insider’s top 100 products because Otherland provides reasonably priced alternatives that are still sophisticated and formulated with clean ingredients. Choose from soothing scents like rosebud, peony blossom, and pear water to build a set.

A subscription to the biggest book club in the country

book of the month subscription gift

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

zenni $25

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. 

A cushion that provides back support whenever she needs it

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Gift the Purple Back Cushion, $35

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.

A comfortable slip-on shoe

Allbirds Wool Lounger comfortable slip-on shoes

Gift the Allbirds Wool Lounger, $98

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

A versatile, thoughtfully designed bag

Lo and Sons Catalina Deluxe Tote

Gift the Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe Tote, from $123

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. 

A subscription-free way to watch live TV

Fire TV Recast DVR

Gift the Fire TV Recast DVR, $169.99

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

Artifact Uprising brass display picture frame

Gift the Artifact Uprising Brass Easel & Prints, $57

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

Slip Silk Sleep Mask

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 subtle, personal necklace

Mini Gold Letter Charm Pendant

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

FitBit Fitness Trackers

Gift the Fitbit Inspire 2, $98.95

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 journal to record her life story

My Life Story So Far Journal from Uncommon Goods

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

Uncommon Goods Sewing Station Set

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.

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24 creative gifts for your sister this holiday season – especially if she’s hard to shop for

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The holiday shopping season starts earlier every year, and with expected shipping delays across the board, it’s a good idea to get a head start on gifting. We’re prepared with plenty of gift guides that cover everyone on your list – from coffee lovers to your in-laws. Shopping for gifts doesn’t have to be stressful pursuit.

Here, we’re talking about sisters – those that have been your built-in-best-friends since birth and the ones you’ve found and chosen for yourself. No matter what, they’ve seen you through your highest of highs and lowest of lows, and they still love you – that deserves something special.

Here are 24 creative gifts your sister will love:

A hand-painted dish for her jewelry or change

Abstract cat trinket dish from Anthropologie

Marcello Velho Folksong Trinket Dish, $16, available at Anthropologie

If your sister loves animals and abstract design, she’ll also love one of these handcrafted Marcello Velho stoneware plates. The 6-inch dish is a perfect size for rings, stud earrings, or loose change, but the abstract bird or cat designs are so beautiful she may not want to cover them up.

A pair of tech-friendly gloves to keep her hands warm

Isotoner Fleece Gloves

Isotoner’s Stretch Fleece Gloves, $18.46, available at Amazon

There’s no need to get frostbite just to send a text — protect your sister’s fingers with these tech-friendly fleece gloves. The gloves come in four muted colors, and we found them to be surprisingly elegant and warm. 

A keychain to declare her Hogwarts house allegiance

Gryffindor Crest Key Chain with gift tag under $10

Gryffindor Crest Key Chain, $7.75, available at Amazon

This diecast metal and enamel key chain is a great way for your sister to claim her Gryffindor pride or Hufflepuff roots. All four houses are available and officially authorized by Warner Brothers, so make sure the sorting hat agrees with your choice. 

A textured tote bag so she stays trendy on the go

BDG Patchwork Corduroy Tote Bag from Urban Outfitters

BDG Patchwork Corduroy Tote Bag, $49, available at Urban Outfitters

Your fashion-forward sister will love using this patchwork tote to add neutral accent tones and texture to any outfit. The bag has a magnetic snap closure, an inner and outer pocket, and a lined interior. 

A brightly colored planner

The Happy Planner Live Life in Full Color water color cover

2022 12-Month Planner, $18.95, available at The Happy Planner

The Happy Planner is one of our favorite sites for calendars, stickers, and desk organizers. The 2022 Classic Planner has 12 dividers and both weekly and monthly views. There are plenty of designs for you to choose from, matching your sister’s vibe to the cover. 

A fun way for her to spice things up

hot sauce, $35

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, $42, available at Uncommon Goods

If she loves her food extra spicy, there’s no better way to get her perfect flavor than trying to create it herself. This DIY hot sauce kit comes with lots of spices and dried peppers, as well as bottles, labels, and other tools to help her concoct her very own blend. The process is pretty straightforward and makes for a fun activity. 

A book to fuel her wanderlust

the bucket list book

The Bucket List, $35, available at Anthropologie

This book has almost 500 pages of straight-up travel inspiration. With beautiful pictures and lists of scenic beaches, culinary destinations, and more, you can be sure this book will give her the travel bug. 

A ravioli mold and roller

ravioli, $26.95

Ravioli Mold with Roller, $26.95, available at Williams Sonoma

Ravioli everyday — that sounds pretty good to me. Making pasta is a lot easier than you might think, and this ravioli mold and roller makes it even simpler to get her favorite shape just right. 

A fun set of coasters for the hostess

bar games, $12

Bar Game Coasters, $25.98, available at Cost Plus World Market

If she loves to host, help her keep her counters clean and her guests having fun with these coasters. Each of the 30 coasters has a drinking game, puzzle, or quiz for a surefire good time.

A super-plush robe that rivals the one she’d find at a spa

snowe, $98

Classic Bathrobe, $100, available at Snowe

If she loves lounging, she’ll love to wrap up in this plush bathrobe. It’s pricey, but it’s super absorbent, soft, and one of our reporters swears by it.

A pair of leggings from a sustainable startup

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Compressive High Rise Legging, $78, available at Girlfriend Collective

Whether she wears them while running miles or running errands, every girl needs a good pair of leggings. The high-rise from Girlfriend Collective are one of our favorite choices. They’re flattering, come in a sea of colors, are relatively affordable, and they’re made from recycled water bottles

An easy-to-tend-to herb garden to spruce up her space

Gifts for sister mason jar herb garden

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden, $22, available at Uncommon Goods

If she’s a foodie, she knows the power of fresh herbs. If she doesn’t have space, time, or particular interest in growing a real herb garden, these adorable mason jars will do the trick. They’ll look great in her kitchen and, by using a passive hydroponic system, are a foolproof way to grow herbs.

Super soft slippers for lounging around

chesney

Chesney Slipper, $49.95, available at Bed Bath & Beyond

Whether you live in a wintry climate or not, everyone could use a cozy pair of slippers. With a sole that’s thick enough to brave the outdoors and a furry lining inside, these will be her go-to for lounging around. 

A toiletry kit that can hold everything she needs

dagne dover

Hunter Toiletry Bag, $40 – $75, available at Dagne Dover

You probably know how many toiletries she takes with her whenever she travels. Consolidate everything in all of her little travel bags to this big one. It’s made out of waterproof neoprene, has plenty of pockets, and even has a removable pouch that she can use on its own.

A set of soaps and bath products for some true relaxation

etsy, $30

Little Flower Soap Co Relaxation Set, $35, available at Etsy

She loves her me time, so help her make the most of it with this set of super relaxing products. She’ll find soap, lip balm, bath salts, skin and muscle rescue balm for those days when she needs a little extra R&R.

A really nice face mask she’s been waiting to splurge on

fresh, $92

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfect Mask, $92, available at Sephora

If she’s a skincare fanatic, she’s probably thought about trying this mask, known for leaving skin smooth and dewy. The $92 price tag may be holding her back, but if you want to splurge on a gift for her, this will make a great one. 

A mini instant camera to capture little moments

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11, $70, available at Target

She doesn’t have to be a photographer to love this little instant camera. She’ll have fun snapping away and watching her pictures develop — it’s always a fun surprise to see what they turn out like. 

A chance to try coffee from all over the world

atlas coffee

Atlas Coffee Club Subscription, from $50, available at Atlas Coffee Club

If she loves coffee and culture, a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club can give her a little of both. Each month she’ll get a bag of beans (ground or whole) from somewhere new, along with postcards from the country, and some information on how to best brew the coffee.

A pair of shoes from a cult-favorite startup

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Women’s Wool Runners, $98, available at Allbirds

While wool socks are pretty common, you probably never thought about wearing wool sneakers —  that’s until Allbirds came out of course. These shoes are so comfortable and soft, she’ll want to wear them everyday. Plus, they’re machine washable, so she actually can. 

A candle that reminds her of your favorite shared memories

homesick candles

Homesick Candles, from $29, available at Amazon

If she just moved away from home or is a sucker for nostalgia, she’ll love receiving a Homesick candle. These candles are made to smell like cities, states, or experiences — like watching Friday night football or going to summer camp. The reviews team described the New York candle as smelling like Macy’s in Herald Square. 

A nod to her obsession with memes

what do you meme, $29.97

What Do You Meme?, $29.99, available at Amazon

She tags you in memes everyday, and you’ve got to admit, her humor is pretty on point. This game will keep her laughing for hours — and hopefully you’ll get to play, too. 

A speaker that’ll introduce her to smart home devices

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

If she’s new to the world of smart home technology, ease her in with the Echo Dot. It’s affordable, easy to use, and small enough to fit just about anywhere. If you think a different version would suit her better, check out our guide to finding the best Amazon Echo for all people and budgets.

An adorable set of makeup towels

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Weezie Makeup Towels (Pair), $40, available at Weezie

These might just be the cutest towels she’s ever seen. Not only are they an adorable addition to the bathroom, but they’re dark navy so they conceal makeup grime. 

A gift card to try out some new fitness classes

classpass, $50

ClassPass gift card, choose your amount, available at ClassPass

Boutique workout classes are all the rage (whether by social distance or at home), but there are so many to choose from. Give her the ability to try them all with a ClassPass gift card. You can choose how much you want to give and each amount will correlate with a certain number of credits she can put towards trying new classes.

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30 gift ideas for women, from customizable AirPod cases to a luxurious face mask

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  • You’ve likely landed on this guide in search of the perfect gifts for the women in your life.
  • Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, or just to say thanks, we’ve found 30 great options.
  • From cooking classes to chocolates from Goldbelly, there’s a gift for every woman in your life.
  • Check out all of our gift guides for even more inspiration.

When it comes to gifts for women, you can always go the functional route with tech gadgets and cookware, or you can celebrate them with fun gifts like an instant mini camera and insulated champagne flute.

There are countless gifts for women to sift through, but we’re here to help you choose the perfect ones for every woman on your list. Though you can never go wrong with flowers and a thoughtful card, we’ve also included some more unique gift ideas, like a swan-shaped ring holder and a painting kit.

Check out all 30 gifts for women:

Style and Beauty Gifts for Her

A skincare mini fridge

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Mini Fridge, available at the Beauty Spy, $69

This adorable mini fridge was made to keep beauty products cool in order to maintain their benefits. Give her the chance to indulge in this beauty fridge and have her skin feel more refreshed.

A watch that nails the minimalist aesthetic

Linjer watch with brown leather straps - gift for her

Linjer Petite Watch, available at Linjer, $199

With smartwatches and phones that act like appendages, it might seem like the classic analog watch is disposable. Yet, there’s something about the timeless style of an analog watch that no piece of modern tech can match. This watch is well made and dainty, with a small face that is prominent without being obtrusive, making it her next great accessory.

Read our full review here.

A serum that holds up to its name

skin glow serum - gift for her

Maelove Glow Maker Serum, available at Maelove, $29.95

There are a lot of serums out there, making lofty claims about how much they’ll improve skin, but Maelove’s Glow Maker really lives up to the hype. If the fact that it was developed by MIT scientists is not enough, it also costs less than $30, and it really will get her skin glowing in no time.

Read our full review here.

A stylish nightshirt to lounge in

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Janie Night Shirt, available at Boden, $80

Made for her to stay fashionable even after-hours, this classy nightshirt is a perfect alternative to gifting simple pajamas. Each lounge session will feel cozier and chic with this relaxed-fit nightshirt. 

A set of silk hair scrunchies

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Slip Pure Silk Scrunchie Set, available at Sephora, $39

These silk scrunchies create less friction than cotton ones, which means less breakage and frizz for her strands. If she wouldn’t likely splurge on these for herself, she’ll appreciate receiving them as a gift. 

A fresh take on classic pearl earrings

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Catbird Baby Pearl Hoops Pair, available at Catbird, $88

Gift a Catbird E-Gift Card, from $25

Pearl earrings are a classic gift for women who love extra feminine touches in their jewelry. This pair blends the timeless style with a modern touch, with little pearls wrapped around a small, ear-hugging hoop that’s great for everyday wear and special occasions.

A face mask fanatic’s dream set

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La Mer Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask, available at Sephora, from $35 

A luxurious face mask from La Mer will give her everything she needs to achieve a radiant glow and smoother skin. The women in your life, and their skin, will thank you for this self-care gift.

A little box of cute trinkets

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Greetabl Custom Gift Box, available at Greetabl, from $10

Customize a little box for her full of cute trinkets and sweet messages. Pick the print of the box, what little gifts you’d like to put inside, then fill in your own message and pictures you want to be included. It’s a small but sweet gift that works for just about anything.

Read our full review here.

A set of great makeup bags

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Leatherology Clamshell Makeup Bag Set, available at Leatherology, $85

Every woman needs a nice bag to hold her makeup and toiletries, whether for traveling or keeping on her dresser. This leather set comes with two sizes, one smaller and one larger, and can even be monogrammed if you want to make this gift for her even more special.

A dainty jewelry holder

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Catbird Swan Ring Holder, available at Catbird, $32

A jewelry holder is always a good gift idea for any woman who wants to organize their jewelry. This pretty little swan will look great on her nightstand or dresser. It’s a small, but beautiful piece of decor, and super practical in that it can hold rings, necklaces, and more.

Home & Kitchen Gifts for Her

Virtual cooking classes for the aspiring chef

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

Gifting a full experience to the women in your life is perhaps one of the best ways to spend time  with them. Led by expert chefs, these virtual cooking classes will have her running around the kitchen and having fun all at once. The lessons last for 90 to 120 minutes and cover tons of dishes and beverages.

A cold brew coffee maker for her mornings

OXO cold brew maker - gift for her

OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker, available at Williams Sonoma, $51.95

If she always craves cold brew, give her the tools to make it herself from the comfort of her own kitchen. This device is super easy to use and can make a cup that rivals the cold brew from the coffee shop since she can use her favorite grounds.

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

insulated mug - gift for her

Yeti Rambler 14 oz. Mug, available at Yeti and Backcountry, from $29.99

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

A calming weighted blanket

casper weighted blanket - gift for her

Casper Weighted Blanket, available at Casper, from $169

Weighted blankets are filled with pounds of microbeads that provide constant pressure. The result is a hug-like sensation that soothes, relieves anxiety and stress, and makes going to bed super comfortable. 

Cups of healthy food she can take on the go

Daily Harvest meal delivery - gift for her

Daily Harvest 9-Cup Gift Box, available at Daily Harvest, $55

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

A piece of cast iron cookware she’ll use to make all of her favorite dishes

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Le Creuset Cast Iron Braiser, available at Le Creuset, from $200

Unlike most cooking tools, a cast iron pan actually gets better with time. This braiser from Le Creuset is loved by Insider Reviews editors, comes in a bunch of different colors, and is the perfect size for the kinds of one-pot, saucy pasta dishes we make all the time.

It’s wide enough and deep enough that she won’t have to worry about adding too much liquid and having the contents spill over the sides. It’s also great for cooking meats and veggies since there’s plenty of surface area, so everything has room to get nice and crispy.

Read our full review here.

Tech Gifts for Her

A sleek, leather AirPod case with her initials

The Daily Edited Saffiano AirPod Case - gift for her

Saffiano AirPod Case, available at The Daily Edited, $40

The tech guru in your life will enjoy having a sophisticated home for her AirPods. You can customize everything from the font, text, and font size to the font color, text position, and greeting card. There’s an array of neutral colors for the AirPods and AirPods Pro, and in either pebbled leather or saffiano leather.

A Polaroid camera for instant snapshots

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, available at Urban Outfitters, $69

In a world where most of our pictures stay on our smartphones, having an instant camera makes snapping life’s everyday moments a little more exciting. Waiting for pictures to develop is always exciting, but what she’ll love even more is actually getting to hold onto them.

A small smart speaker

google home mini - gift for her

Google Home Mini (2nd Generation), available at Best Buy, $24.99

This little Google Assistant speaker is loaded with smart features. She can play music, check the weather, and control the rest of her smart home system with just her voice. 

A Kindle so she can read literally anything, anywhere

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $139.99

While there’s no denying that flipping through real, paper pages is a great feeling, an ebook reader is a great option for travelers and commuters (when it’s time to do these things again). She can access her entire library of ebooks on this thing, which makes it easy to always dive into a new book. We’re partial to Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite with its glare-free display and waterproofing, which allows you to read literally anywhere.

Read our full review here.

A powerful wireless speaker

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Sonos One (Gen 2), available at Best Buy, $219.99

Sleek and minimal, the Sonos One won’t overwhelm or distract from her existing decor. It can play music and podcasts via Bluetooth so there won’t be unsightly cords to deal with either.

Leisure Gifts for Her

An easy-to-use painting set

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Springtime Paint-by-Number Kit, available at Uncommon Goods, $35

Painting isn’t only for those who do art on the regular. This kit is a straightforward gift for any woman, regardless of experience level. Creating her work of art will take between three and five hours, but she’ll end up with a frame-worthy masterpiece.

A yoga mat for the fitness enthusiast

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ProLite Yoga Mat, available at Manduka or Backcountry, from $99

For the one who doubles as a yogi, this mat has just the right amount of padding, is made of eco-friendly materials, and has a no-slip grip texture. It’s a top pick, even earning a spot as the best overall in our guide to the best yoga mats.

A year-long MasterClass membership to learn new things

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Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $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.

Read our full review here.

A stylish and comfortable pair of shoes

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Allbirds Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $98

Popular shoe startup Allbirds is equal parts cool and comfortable. You can’t go wrong with any of its styles, but if she’s already got a pair of the original Wool Runners, try the Wool Runners Mizzle or Tree Runners, both styles that we love around here at Insider Reviews. 

Read our full reviews of the Wool RunnersWool Runner Mizzles, and Tree Runners here.

A sleek suitcase that’ll be her travel go-to

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Paravel Aviator Carry-On, available at Paravel, from $275

If she’s trying to live a more sustainable life, try this carry-on spinner from Paravel. The hard polycarbonate exterior, interior lining, aluminum handle, and zippers are all made with recycled materials, and the sleek detailing on the body is made with vegan leather. It’s a gorgeous and thoughtful gift that she’ll love using when it’s time to travel again.

A cult-favorite candle

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Diptyque Baies Candle, available at Bloomingdale’s, from $38

Gifting candles is an art and Diptyque is one that works every time. She’ll swoon over the chic French aesthetic and the aromatic blend of rose petals and blackcurrant leaves. The brand is even mentioned in our guide to the best candle brands

A luxurious box of truffles

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Vosges Haut-Chocolat Exotic Truffle Collection – 32 Pieces, available at Goldbelly, $94

Take her all around the world with this set of truffles. Each flavor is inspired by global flavors, with ones like Dulce de Leche, Balsamico, and Sveta Sofia. It doesn’t get any better than a box of chocolates when it comes to gifts for the women in your life. 

Read our full review of Goldbelly here.

A cute and challenging puzzle

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Full Moon Puzzle, available at Anthropologie, $24.95

A puzzle is a fun way to pass the time and putting together this 500-piece one, with its gradient pattern, will definitely be a challenge. The whimsical design will look nice splayed out on any table. 

A Champagne flute that’ll keep her bubbles chilled

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Instant Pot Duo 6-Quart, available at Amazon and Walmart, $89

Whether she loves to cook decadent meals, is adamant about meal prepping, or likes to make her time in the kitchen as efficient as possible, the Instant Pot can help her out. The kitchen gadget has 14 smart programs, like saute, simmer, and slow cook, that make cooking a breeze and can save her lots of time in the kitchen. This one’s even named the best overall in our guide to the best Instant Pot and electric pressure cookers.

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The 85 truly unique gifts for your girlfriend that she will actually love, from personalized jewelry to unique subscription boxes

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Give your girlfriend a thoughtful, custom keepsake.

Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know your partner: What they love, what rituals they enjoy, what small daily annoyances you could possibly solve with a thoughtful gift. You also know how much they’ll appreciate the gift coming 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 personalities to help guide you, below.

Check out all 85 gifts for your girlfriend:

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

Earrings made with her birthstone

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Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs, available on Mejuri, $180

If your girlfriend wears jewelry, birthstone earrings that she can keep forever are a thoughtful, personalized gift she’ll wear often.  

Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakery

Milk Bar's Timeless Gifts Milk Bar sampler

Milk Bar Treats, from $22

If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, send her Milk Bar — the company delivers its iconic and decadent cakes, cookies, and truffles to her doorstep.

A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classes

The Classpass app showcasing at-home workouts.

ClassPass Gift Card, from $15

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.

Leggings fit for workouts and lounge sessions

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Vuori Daily Legging, from $59

Vuori is known for its smooth, soft fabrics and flattering fits — and the Daily Legging is no exception. Combining the leisure and comfort of a jogger with the function and stretch of a legging, your girlfriend can wear these for both workouts and weekend lounging. 

*Sponsored by Vuori

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

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Disposable camera, $45

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 so you and your girlfriend can focus on just savoring experiences together.

The best electric toothbrush

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Electric toothbrush, $39.99

If your girlfriend is more interested in gifts she needs as well as wants, an electric toothbrush is a good option. 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. 

A planned trip for the two of you to take together

An Airbnb glass house with a man inside, set in a snowy landscape.

Airbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25

If you want to gift an experience you and your girlfriend can enjoy together, grab a card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come up with a few location ideas to choose from. 

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 versatile Exercise Dress

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The Exercise Dress, available on Outdoor Voices, $100

Given the popularity of the Exercise Dress, we wouldn’t be surprised if this was on your girlfriend’s wish list. The Exercise Dress is comfortable, versatile, and cute — which has made it a cult-favorite item. If she’s a fan of dresses, outdoor voices, or clothes she can wear all day long, this may be a good option. 

Her favorite specialty food straight from the source

A stacked roast beef sandwich from Goldbelly.

Order her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $28

Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy your girlfriend’s 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. 

A streaming bundle that checks off all the boxes

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Hulu, Disney+ ESPN+ Bundle, available at Disney+ESPN+, and Hulu, from $13.99 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

In the category of things your girlfriend may love but hasn’t asked for yet: Foreo facial brushes. Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleansing devices. 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 your partner can maintain their skincare routine while traveling. 

A thoughtful book she’ll love

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“Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar” by Cheryl Strayed, available on Amazon, $12.42

Pick up one of your all-time favorite books that you think she’d like, or browse some of the books we love to gift. This collection of Dear Sugar advice columns is a heartfelt favorite. Its topics are diverse, its letters to Dear Sugar are intimate and relatable, and Cheryl Strayed’s responses are both witty and extraordinarily compassionate.

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. If your girlfriend loves the outdoors, this is an option she can enjoy solo and with you. 

A Dutch oven to elevate their bread game

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Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $79.90

Did your girlfriend get into baking bread and, miraculously, stay committed to it? If so, a really nice Dutch oven can help elevate her experience. 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.

A subscription that sends her a six-month world tour of teas

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Atlas Tea Club 6 Month Subscription, available on Atlas Tea Club, $109

This subscription sends your girlfriend single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world for six months. She’ll get two delicious options sent to her home each month.

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 standing desk for a home office upgrade

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Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $569

If she’s working from home, your girlfriend 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 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 a bit more affordable. 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. 

The best socks she’ll ever wear

Women's Performance Running Ankle Sock 3 Pack

Bombas Women’s Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $49.50

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

Theragun

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. If you can’t give your girlfriend an unlimited pass to professional massages, this is a nice in-between option. 

A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklace

Mejuri, $80

Aquarius Necklace, available at Mejuri, $395

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.  

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 and 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 your girlfriend can’t find her phone, all she has to do is click the Tile button to make her phone ring, even if it’s on silent. We’ve found them especially useful lately

A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startup

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Leather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $85 (+ $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 your girlfriend jewelry in the past, or plan to in the future. It’s made from premium leather, comes in many colors, and can be monogrammed with her initials. Cuyana is a cool leather bag startup she may have already heard of. 

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

If she’s ever complained about strain from constant screens, you can help mitigate it with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. They might even help with sleep.

The convenience of Apple AirPods

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Apple AirPods, available at Best Buy, $129.99

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 easy to use. For the latest option, you can pick up AirPods Pro for $199.99 on Best Buy too. 

A 215-piece art kit for creative projects

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

If your girlfriend loves to create art, this 215-Piece art kit includes everything she’ll need for projects: crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, fine line markers, watercolor cakes, and acrylic paint.

A year-long MasterClass membership to learn about things she’s passionate about

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Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $180/year

If your dinner table conversations often include talk of photography, or tennis, or screenwriting, or another passion, consider getting your girlfriend a gift that helps her spend time with her hobbies. We love MasterClass because it kind of feels like entertainment. Classes are short, there’s no homework, and she can listen to the audio like its a podcast or watch the videos. 

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.

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 your girlfriend loves to cook and has 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, easy-to-use device uses UV-C light to sanitize a phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs.

A bottle (or two) of wine

McBride Sisters wine

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 wine gift for your girlfriend. The Black Girl Magic collection in particular is inspired by the resilience of black women and includes varieties from Rosé to Merlot. 

The new Sonos Move portable speaker

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Sonos Move, available at Best Buy, $399.99

The Sonos Move is one of the best speakers on the market. It’s powerful, can be controlled by 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.

16 highly-rated sheet masks

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Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $22.99

Grab 39 sheet masks to make it easier for your girlfriend 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 weighted blanket for better rest

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YnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $39.50

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 mini multipurpose tool

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Mini Multitool Knife 12 in 1, available on Amazon, $8.99

This lightweight multitool has a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and a bottle opener — so it’s nine times as many opportunities for being useful as your average gift. 

A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring

Gift for friend Fitbit Inspire 2

Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Best Buy, $99.95

Fitbit’s affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep someone informed about their physical activity — tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones.

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

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Always Pan, available at Our Place, $115

If you’re spending more time at home cooking together — or re-organizing the kitchen — she may appreciate a good 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 video message from someone she loves almost as much as you

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Cameo Video Messages, available at Cameo, from $15

Whether it’s your girlfriend’s 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. 

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 if you’d like. 

Silky, breathable leggings

Everlane Performance Leggings

Everlane Leggings, $68

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.

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, $550

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, $98

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 $29.95

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

Gifts for girlfriend Artifact Uprising

Large Format Prints, available at Artifact Uprising, from $22

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 $22, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $30.

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.

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

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Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50

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 most of my healthy eating roadblocks

The best hair dryer ever invented

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Dyson Blow Dryer, available at Ulta, $399.99

This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, making it a cult favorite. 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.

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 plenty of 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.

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 comfortable cable-knit sweater

United By Blue

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, so your girlfriend has a feel-good cozy staple.

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

Gifts for girlfriend Manduka

Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, from $58

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 with your girlfriend.

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, you and your girlfriend can 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). 

A satin-lined beanie

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Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $37

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 she’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 cashmere crew from Everlane that she’ll own forever

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The Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $120

For a closet staple she’ll own for years to come, Everlane’s $120 Cashmere Crew (available in various colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has plenty 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, $37.55

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 your girlfriend’s way out the door to work. 

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

Dagne Dover neoprene toiletry bags in a dusty rose color.

Hunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40

Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women’s handbag companies to know, and its toiletry pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size holds a handful of go-to toiletries, and the large should have enough space for all of the grooming essentials.

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, $84.99

If your girlfriend is a reader, we’d suggest looking at Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite; it’s the company’s 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 for her 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 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 with your girlfriend 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 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 your girlfriend’s 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 your girlfriend 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 funny and unique card

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You Take My Breath Away, available at Etsy, from $4.19

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 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, $44.99

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 great foam roller

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Vibrating Pliability Roller, available on TB12, $160

If your girlfriend is very physically active, a foam roller is a nice gift to aid in her workout recovery and soreness. This one is our favorite because it has four levels of vibration, a pattern that targets muscle groups, and a durable exterior. But, if your budget doesn’t fit a $160 foam roller, never fear — we like some under-$20 options too. 

A subscription to a 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’s a bookworm, 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 your girlfriend’s 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, $40.01

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 $75

If your girlfriend 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. 

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 her skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished. 

Hand sanitizer that smells good

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Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $9

Many of us are 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 hands sticky. Read our full review here.

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 your girlfriend 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 your girlfriend 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, from $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.

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Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know your partner: What they love, what rituals they enjoy, what small daily annoyances you could possibly solve with a thoughtful gift. You also know how much they’ll appreciate the gift coming 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 personalities to help guide you, below.

Check out all 86 gifts for your girlfriend:

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

Earrings made with her birthstone

Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs

Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs, available on Mejuri, $180

If she wears jewelry, birthstone earrings that she can keep forever are a thoughtful, personalized gift she can use often. 

Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakery

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Milk Bar Treats, from $22

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 $15

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.

Leggings fit for workouts and lounge sessions

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Vuori Daily Legging, from $59

Vuori is known for its smooth, soft fabrics and flattering fits — and the Daily Legging is no exception. Combining the leisure and comfort of a jogger with the function and stretch of a legging, they’ll be reaching for these for both workouts and weekend lounging. 

*Sponsored by Vuori

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

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Disposable camera, $45

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, $39.99

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. 

A planned trip for the two of you to take together

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If you’re looking to wow, plan an activity or staycation on Airbnb.

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 up with a few location ideas to choose from. 

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 versatile Exercise Dress

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The Exercise Dress, available on Outdoor Voices, $100

Given the popularity of the Exercise Dress, we wouldn’t be surprised if this was on her wish list. The Exercise Dress is comfortable, versatile, and cute — which has made it a cult-favorite item. If she’s a fan of dresses, outdoor voices, or clothes she can wear all day long, this may be a good option. 

Her favorite specialty food straight from the source

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Order her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $28

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. 

A streaming bundle that checks off all the boxes

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Hulu, Disney+ ESPN+ Bundle, available at Disney+ESPN+, and Hulu, from $13.99 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 thoughtful book she’ll love

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“Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar” by Cheryl Strayed, available on Amazon, $12.42

Pick up one of your favorites that you think she’d like, or browse some of the books we love to gift. This collection of Dear Sugar advice columns is a heartfelt favorite. Its topics are diverse, its letters to Dear Sugar are intimate and relatable, and Cheryl Strayed’s responses are both witty and extraordinarily compassionate. 

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.

A Dutch oven to elevate their bread game

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Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $79.90

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.

A subscription that sends her a six-month world tour of teas

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Atlas Tea Club 6 Month Subscription, available on Atlas Tea Club, $109

This subscription sends her single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world for six months. She’ll get two delicious options sent to her home each month.

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 standing desk for a home office upgrade

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Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $569

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 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. 

The best socks she’ll ever wear

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Bombas Women’s Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $49.50

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.

A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklace

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Aquarius Necklace, available at Mejuri, $395

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.  

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

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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

A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startup

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Leather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $85 (+ $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 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, $129.99

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. 

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 year-long MasterClass membership to learn about things she’s passionate about

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Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $180/year

If your dinner table conversations often include talk of photography, or tennis, or screenwriting, or another passion, consider getting her a gift that helps her spend time in that hobby. We love MasterClass because it kind of feels like entertainment. Classes are short, there’s no homework, and she can listen to the audio like its a podcast or watch the videos. 

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.

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.

The new Sonos Move portable speaker

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Sonos Move, available at Best Buy, $399.99

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.

16 highly-rated sheet masks

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Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $22.99

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 weighted blanket for better rest

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YnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $39.50

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 mini multipurpose tool

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Mini Multitool Knife 12 in 1, available on Amazon, $8.99

This lightweight multitool has a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and a bottle opener — so it’s nine times as many opportunities for being useful as your average gift. 

A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring

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Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Best Buy, $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.

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

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Always Pan, available at Our Place, $115

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 video message from someone she loves almost as much as you

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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. 

Silky, breathable leggings

Everlane Performance Leggings

Everlane Leggings, $68

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.

Beautiful candles from a cool startup

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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

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Rothy’s The Weekender, available at Rothy’s, $550

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, $98

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

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Gift Card, available at Winc, from $29.95

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 $22

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 $22, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $30.

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.

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

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Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50

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 Ulta, $399.99

This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, making it a cult favorite. 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.

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.

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

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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 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. 

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

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Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, from $58

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 satin-lined beanie

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Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $37

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 cashmere crew from Everlane that she’ll own forever

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The Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $120

For a closet staple she’ll own for years to come, Everlane’s $120 Cashmere Crew (available in various colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has plenty 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, $37.55

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

Dagne Dover neoprene toiletry bags in a dusty rose color.

Hunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40

Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women’s handbag companies to know, and its toiletry pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size holds a handful of go-to toiletries, and the large should have enough space for all of the grooming essentials.

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, $84.99

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 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 $22.32

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 funny and unique card

Gifts for girlfriend Etsy

You Take My Breath Away, available at Etsy, from $4.19

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 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, $44.99

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 great foam roller

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Vibrating Pliability Roller, available on TB12, $160

If your girlfriend is very physically active, a foam roller is a nice gift to aid in her workout recovery and soreness. This one is our favorite because it has four levels of vibration, a pattern that targets muscle groups, and a durable exterior. But, if your budget doesn’t fit a $160 foam roller, never fear — we like some under-$20 options too. 

A subscription to a 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, $40.01

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 $75

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. 

Hand sanitizer that smells good

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Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $9

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 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, from $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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Whether she’s your best friend, your parent’s best friend, your mom figure, or the soon-to-be confidante of your own child, aunts are one of the strongest members of the “village” it takes to raise a kid.

And, whenever the situation arises, she probably deserves a pretty great gift – be it year-round herbs she doesn’t have to water, a cooking class from a renown chef, or access to a monthly book club.

Below, you’ll find 37 gifts she’ll love to receive, and which you can feel good about giving:

This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by 1-800-Flowers. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*

A chic tiled monogram coffee mug

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Tiled Margot Monogram Mug, available at Anthropologie, $14

Every sip from this stylish mug will let her feel like she’s been transported to a chic Parisian cafe. Inspired by French bistro tilework, this monogram mug is beautifully exquisite as it is personal for her.

A soft silk sleep mask

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Pure Silk Sleep Mask, available at Nordstrom, $50

Made with the finest silk, this soft sleep mask leaves her skin fresh and lets her slip into a blissful slumber.

A waterproof ebook reader that’s great for traveling

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Kindle Paperwhite 8GB, available at Amazon, $139.99

For the aunt who’s a bookworm, the Kindle paperwhite brings her an easier reading experience especially when traveling. The ultra-lightweight Kindle Paperwhite offers a waterproof feature, up to ten-week battery life, and a vast selection of books to leisurely enjoy whenever.

A stylish throw blanket to help stay warm

Striped Lambswool Throw Blanket

Striped Lambswool Throw Blanket, available at Brooklinen, $179.10

This cozy striped throw blanket is a quintessential lounge accessory that won’t clash with any decor thanks to its neutral hues. She’ll appreciate the Brooklinen blanket’s warmth and style every time she snuggles with it this winter season.

A gift card for her favorite food or meal

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Goldbelly Gift Card, available at Goldbelly, from $25

If she’s craving hometown food or something new, Goldbelly has everything and more to feed her appetite. From deep-dish pizza to bagels, Goldbelly offers hundreds of options from restaurants, chefs, and food subscription boxes that ship nationwide.

Monthly deliveries of fresh coffee from all over the world

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Subscription, available at Atlas Coffee Club, from three months at $46

Atlas Coffee Club lets its members try freshly roasted, single origin coffee from all corners of the globe — from Peru to Papua New Guinea — for about $9 per bag. We’re big fans of the service, and it’s a great way to show your aunt that she can enjoy a sophisticated cup of coffee any time she wants for less than what she’d pay at the grocery store.

A cheery bouquet

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Fields of Europe Christmas Bouquet, available at 1-800-Flowers, from $42.99

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift that’s still thoughtful, 1-800-Flowers is an excellent option. The flower delivery service not only creates gorgeous floral and plant arrangements, but a quick delivery turnaround can allow for a pre-Christmas arrival.

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A self-watering indoor garden

Click and Grow

Click and Grow, available at Amazon, $99.95

The Click and Grow is a smart indoor garden that grows fresh herbs for your aunt year-round, with minimal intervention from her. This way, she’ll always have access to fresh ingredients — be they basil, thyme, sage, parsley, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, rosemary, peppers, flowers, or even strawberries.

A coffee table book of record covers

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“1000 Record Covers”, available at Amazon, $18

Record covers are a unique time capsule of our lives and the times themselves, and this coffee table book curates 1,000 that address such topics as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion.

A lottery card that wins money for charities

Gifts for Aunt LottoLove

LottoLove Card, available at LottoLove, from $5

When you scratch off a card from LottoLove, you won’t win any money. Instead, you “win” a charitable prize that’s donated to someone in need. There are four possible prizes, which help provide clean water, solar light, nutritious meals, or literacy tools. Each card costs just $4.95, but gives back in invaluable ways. To date, LottoLove and its charitable partners have impacted lives in over 60 countries.

Beautiful candles

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Threesome Set, available at Otherland, $89

Otherland makes some of the most highly giftable candles on the market, and you can build a personalized set of three here for $89. Candles are coconut and soy wax blends and come in beautiful glass vessels. Each candle burns for 55 hours — ample time for your aunt to enjoy the new scents in her home. 

The best-selling memoir from Michelle Obama

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“Becoming” by Michelle Obama, available at Amazon, $11.89

Michelle Obama’s witty, candid memoir “Becoming” held the title of Amazon’s number one best-selling book of 2019 solidly for most of the year, and it’s also a New York Times best seller. If your aunt has any interest in learning more about the former First Lady, or you see some similarities between the two, she may love owning her own hard copy — and getting to share her favorite parts with you.

Vibrant reusable straws

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Food52 Five Two Silicone Straws, $25

Food52 makes deceptively chic silicone straws out of platinum-grade silicone that’s BPA- and BPS-free. It won’t pick up odors or tases, and they come with their own squeegees for speedy cleaning, plus a mini carrying case.

A cult-favorite, skid-less yoga towel

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Yogitoes Yoga Mat towel, available at Amazon, REI, and Manduka, from $65

Yogitoes is the go-to yoga mat towel for good reason. It’s ultra absorbent, lightweight, and quick-drying. The patented Skidless Technology is basically just silicone nubs that grip the mat to stay in place — and this translates to a better practice. If she likes yoga, this is a particularly thoughtful and useful gift. Find a full review here.

A multi-functional humidifier

Gifts for aunt UrPower

Urpower Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier, available at Amazon, from $33.99

Urpower, the company behind the tiny humidifier that nearly broke the internet, also makes a larger version. It’s racked up over 9,500 five-star reviews and functions as an aromatherapy diffuser, humidifier, and optional low-key night light.

An online class taught by a legend

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Gift card, available at MasterClass, from $180

MasterClass offers video lessons on a wide range of subjects led by experts in their respective fields. You can gift them one class, which they’ll get lifetime access to, or give them a year of unlimited access to every course on the site. Some standout courses include cooking basics with Gordon Ramsey, comedy with Judd Apatow, space exploration with Chris Hadfield, and tennis with Serena Williams. 

A stylish, well-designed weekender

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Catalina Deluxe Tote, available at Lo & Sons, $123

Lo & Son’s Catalina Deluxe Tote has taken the internet by storm as one of its best — and most affordable — weekender bags. It’s made from a sturdy, lightweight canvas and comes in seven different colors. Owners love the thoughtful design, which includes a separate compartment for shoes as well as a suitcase handle sleeve and key leash.

A cult-favorite cleansing balm

Gift for aunt Aztec Secret

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask, available at Target, $7.99

Despite the name, this not-so-secret affordable beauty gem has been taking the internet, and the Insider Reviews team, by storm. We love it because of its visible healing and smoothing techniques, and we feel confident that your aunt would, too. 

A monthly delivery of sheet masks

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FaceTory: FOUR-ever FRESH, available at Amazon, from $11.90 per month

Treat her to a four-pack or seven-pack of facial masks every month. The types of masks range from basic cotton sheets to hydrogels — so she can explore a variety without ever getting bored.

A framed memory

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Framed Photo, available at Framebridge, from $39

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 which frame to get.

A lightweight, quick-drying waffle robe

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Honeycomb Bathrobe, available at Snowe, $100

Snowe’s big terry robe is my all-time favorite, but the company’s lightweight, fast-drying Honeycomb version is equally wonderful and may be best for hotter weather. The soft construction is slightly oversized, and colorways are chic and easy. It’s also Oeko-tex certified.

A gentle glycolic Acid nighttime cream

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The Night Renewer, available at Maelove, $29.95

Healthy and hydrated skin is essential at any age for a refreshed natural glow. Maelove’s high-performance nighttime moisturizer cream improves skin texture with adequate hydration, clears dark spots, reduces wrinkles, and more.

A monthly delivery of a new hardcover

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Membership, available at Book of the Month, from three months for $49.99

If she loves to read and isn’t ready to go 100% digital, we can’t recommend a Book of the Month membership highly enough. Each month’s book selections are chosen by recurring and celebrity guest judges who curate and select the best new hardcover titles for members from a broad range of genres.

A plug-in that adds voice-control to outlets

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Wemo Mini Smart Plug, available at P.C. Richard and So, $19.99

These plug-ins will turn a “dumb” outlet into a smart outlet. Plug in the WeMo Mini Smart Plug, download the free app, and that’s it — you control your lights and appliances from your phone anywhere and your voice through Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Home Kit. It only needs WiFi — no expensive hub.

A stylish toiletry bag

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Small Hunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, $40

This toiletry bag is made out of a unique neoprene material and comes in a variety of pretty colors, from a bright poppy red to more muted tones like the mossy green seen above. Dagne Dover is also best-known for their thoughtful, next-level organization.

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Gold-Dipped Pinch Bowls, Set of 2, available at Food52, from $58

These beautiful stoneware bowls are the ideal size for adding just a “pinch” of something to a recipe or holding snacks, jewelry, or even small candles around the house.

Tickets to a Broadway experience

Gifts for Aunt TodayTix

TodayTix virtual experiences, available at TodayTix

If she’s been missing theater while Broadway’s shut down, TodayTix’s virtual experiences are the next best thing. She’ll appreciate the ability to remain in touch with one of her favorite interests while also remaining safe.

A luscious house plant delivered to her door

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Gift the Snake Plant Laurentii, available at The Sill, $48

Snake plants are some of the easiest plants to take care of. They prefer medium, indirect light and only need to be watered about every two weeks, but will instantly brighten her space. You may also opt to send some fresh flowers.

Healthy foods that take 30 seconds to make

Daily Harvest meal delivery

Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50

Daily Harvest is a subscription service that sends healthy, pre-portioned superfood-packed smoothies, overnight oats, soups, and more to your home either weekly or monthly. The food combinations are developed by a nutritionist and chef, and the company is backed by big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Serena Williams. We tried the service’s smoothies and really enjoyed them.

The best pair of socks she’s ever tried

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Women’s Performance Tennis Ankle Sock 3-Pack, available at Bombas. $49.50

They may just seem like a basic, everyday accessory, but socks are among the most underrated gifts you can give. Bombas spent two years perfecting their gym socks, and we think they got it right. With thoughtful innovations like a blister tab and cushioned foot beds, her feet will notice the difference. Bombas also donates a pair to a homeless shelter for every pair purchased.

Gifts for aunt Kasa

Kasa Smart Light Bulb, available at Amazon, $11.98

A smart light bulb is a perfect gift to get someone who’s been getting more curious about starting their own smart home or just loves the perfect ambiance. TP-Link’s bulb connects to the internet and can be controlled through a smartphone app, or a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo or Google Home.

A hair wrap that cuts drying time by 50%

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Lisse Luxe Chevron Weave Hair Turban, available at Nordstrom, $30

Made with ultra-fine thread, this towel won’t grab at hair cuticles like regular bath towels. It can also reduce drying time by up to 50%, which sounds hyperbolic until you’ve tried it yourself. This is the one I own and it works far, far better than I had dared to hope.

A personalized photo calendar

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Personalized Photo Calendar, available at Artifact Uprising, from $22

Artifact Uprising has a personalized photo calendar that adds a sweet touch to her desk either in the form of a brass easel ($49) or wood clipboard. The calendar is updated on a rolling 12-month basis, so you don’t have to wait until January to create one.

A cute set of mugs

Personalized Family Mugs

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

Turn your aunt and her family and/or her nieces and nephews into cartoon characters on a cute set of mugs they’ll keep for years to come. One side features the artists’ depiction of them (personalized through your choices of skin tone, hair, and clothing color) and the mug owner’s first name, while the other displays your family name and year established (optional). 

A cleaner, more efficient multivitamin

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Essential for Women Multivitamin, available at Ritual, $30 a month

Ritual is most known for its Essential for Women multivitamin, which fills in the gaps of women’s diets and was inspired by founder Katerina Schneider’s own experience of shopping for vitamins while she was pregnant. The startup makes taking vitamins a more intentional and enjoyable ritual.

A ClassPass gift card so she can access tons of different boutique fitness classes

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Gift Card, choose your amount, available at ClassPass

If she’s looking for an activity to commit to, ClassPass helps users try boutique fitness classes at studios in her area when it’s safe to do, and it has a great selection of virtual classes in the meantime. 

A cooking class with a renown chef

Gifts for aunt Cozymeal

Buy a Cozymeal Gift Card, from $50

Cozymeal lets your aunt sign up for high-end cooking classes (whether virtual or in-person once it’s safe) to learn how to make everything from Italian pastas to vegan soul food. She’ll select her preferred experience, pick a date, and show up to learn from one of the nation’s top chefs — including a few who have worked in the world’s best Michelin-starred restaurants. Classes can be held at the chef’s location of choice or the gift recipient’s home. You can read our full review of Cozymeal here.

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51 Christmas gifts for mom that cost $50 or less

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  • With all she does for you, Mom deserves to be treated to something nice.
  • You don’t have to spend a lot to make her feel special. We found plenty of Christmas gifts for mom that all come in under $50.
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She’s your confidante, rock, mentor, and built-in best friend. She’s been there through it all, and now she deserves something special. But coming up with gift ideas for Mom can be one of the hardest tasks. After all, what do you give someone who literally gave you life?

The good news is that the perfect gift for mom is out there, and, best of all, it doesn’t have to break the bank to be special. When it comes to Christmas gifts for mom, whether you want to go with something big or small, thoughtfulness is key. That’s why we scoured the web and collected unique gifts that show your mom you care, all for under $50.

Pick a gift that embraces nostalgia, mom’s favorite hobbies, or some quality time with you – whatever you give, Mom will love it.

Keep reading for 51 Christmas gifts for Mom under $50:

A sweet floral tea set for one

floral print stackable teapot

Annie Tea-For-One-Set, available at Anthropologie, $38

A sip from this adorable floral print teapot is as enjoyable as it is soothing. The stackable teapot lets you savor each taste for longer with the teapot included with a teacup.

A cozy robe to keep warm

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Stars Above Cozy Plush Robe, available at Target, $30

There’s no better sleepwear to relax in than this plush, velvet robe for the breezy evenings or mornings. This cozy polyester robe brings extreme comfort and warmth whether you’re layering or covering up.

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 unique gift for Mom, 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, Mother’s Day, or a different milestone, there’s something for everyone on Cameo, with prices as low as $1. You can get Jay Jackson from “Parks and Recreation” or James Cosmo from “Game of Thrones,” each for $50 or less. 

Read more about Cameo and how to use Cameo.

A meal from mom’s favorite restaurant

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Goldbelly Restaurant Meal Kits, available at Goldbelly, from $25

Though dining out at restaurants is harder right now due to COVID-19, you can still treat mom to her favorite restaurant foods delivered right to her door. From lobster rolls to bagels, Goldbelly ships food gifts from famous eateries nationwide. 

A dainty jewelry holder

catbird $32

Catbird Swan Ring Holder, $32, available at Catbird

This dainty piece of decor is as pretty as it is practical. It can hold rings, necklaces, and any other small trinkets. 

A cool, minimalist puzzle

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Areaware Gradient Puzzle, $35, available at Food52

This 1,000-piece puzzle has an aesthetically pleasing gradient pattern that’s nice to look at, but hard to put together. If mom loves a challenge, she’ll enjoy trying to get this one right. 

A luxe body lotion

Necessaire lotion

Nécessaire The Body Lotion, $25, available at Nordstrom

We love this super hydrating, skin-smoothing body lotion. It’s filled with nourishing, clean ingredients that will keep dry skin at bay. The sleek packaging and skin-soothing formula are sure to upgrade her post-shower routine. 

A streaming stick to up mom’s binge-watching experience

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Roku Streaming Stick +, available at Amazon, $39

Upgrade mom’s next Netflix marathon without needing to splurge on a new TV. The Roku Streaming Stick + features 4K, HD, and HDR streaming in a small but mighty package.

A cute set of washcloths that’ll hide stains

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Makeup Towels (Pair), $40, available at Weezie

These gentle and fluffy towels were made to help her wash off the day’s makeup with ease, and the dark navy color hides stains. Choose from three different embroidery options, all of which are adorable.

A box filled with Japanese treats

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Bokksu Classic Gift Box, from $39.95, available at Bokksu

She may not be able to travel the world, but a Bokksu Box can give Mom a fun cultural experience from the comfort of her own kitchen. The classic gift box is filled with a selection of 20-25 unique Japanese snacks, sourced directly from family-run businesses in Japan, so she can get a little more adventurous at snack time. 

A high-end manicure mom can give herself

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The Starter Set, $28, available at Olive & June

For many of us, achieving a salon-quality manicure at home feels impossible. Olive & June is trying to change that. The Poppy is an innovative bottle handle that makes it easy to apply your polish smoothly and evenly. This set has everything Mom needs for an easy, at-home mani: The Poppy, a top coat, and a bottle of Olive & June polish in a sheer shade. 

An organic facial steam

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Belier Handmade Organic Facial Steam, $12, available at Etsy

When there’s no time for a trip to the spa, this facial steam will upgrade her typical skincare routine. All she has to do is boil some water, steep the dried leaves, and hold her face over the steaming herbs — it’ll enhance blood flow and open her pores, so her skin will easily absorb whatever product she puts on next. 

A book subscription service for an exciting new read every month

book of the month, $44.99+

Book of the Month Membership, starting at $49.99 for 3 months

If she’s always asking you for new book recommendations, she’s going to love this service that curates great books and sends them to subscribers once a month. Each monthly delivery will be an exciting surprise as she discovers a new read she might not have found otherwise. Our editor tried the service herself and loved it.

Refreshing and decadent bubble bath

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L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath, $39, available at Sephora

A little luxury goes a long way. Aid your mom in getting some true relaxation with this rich bubble bath made with fresh, calming lavender. 

A fancy bottle of olive oil

gourmet bottle of olive oil

Alive Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

A bottle of high-quality olive oil is the perfect gift for any mom who enjoys cooking, or just eating great food. Alive from Brightland adds a vibrant, zesty flavor to any dish, and she’ll appreciate the beautiful bottle. 

A Disney+ subscription

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Subscribe to Disney+, $6.99/month or $69.99/year, available at Disney+

Give Mom unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. She’ll have more than enough great content for movie marathons at home. 

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

Flavor-infused cubes for mom’s next brunch

gifts for mom mimosa cubes

Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio, $30, available at Uncommon Goods

Mom will love these flavor-infused cubes that turn any glass of champagne into an elevated mimosa or bellini. To take it to the next level, add a bottle of bubbly to your gift.

A practical and chic multipurpose pouch

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Madewell Leather Pouch Clutch, $49.50, available at Madewell

A bag that multitasks as well as she does makes for a great gift. This pouch will keep her little things organized in her purse during the day but can pull double-duty as a clutch come nighttime. 

Tea with some extra love

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Heart-Shaped Tea Bags, $30, available at Uncommon Goods

This gift for mom lets her enjoy a good cuppa while also showing her some extra love. Each set contains five English Breakfast, five Earl Grey, and five White Berry teabags.  

A smart speaker mom will get a kick out of talking to

Echo Dot

Echo Dot (4th gen), $49.99, available at Best Buy

Whether she’s a smart home wizard or completely inept at tech, Mom will love this smart speaker that she can control with her own voice. 

A T-shirt that shows off her values

everlane, $22

100% Human Tees, $25, available at Everlane

Give mom a shirt she can feel good about wearing. When you buy a tee from this collection, Everlane will make a donation to the ACLU — an organization promoting equal rights for all.

A heart-shaped succulent

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Hoya Heart Plant, $32, available at The Sill

Bring some life to their space with this adorable heart-shaped succulent. With little attention needed, it’s a great gift for amateur plant parents and experienced ones alike.

A silk eye mask for when mom really needs some sleep

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Silk Sleep Eye Mask, $50, available at Sephora

Mom seriously deserves some quality sleep. Make it a little easier for her to get it with this comfortable, silky smooth eye mask.

A map that reminds mom of her favorite place

grafomap, $49+

Custom Map, starting at $49, available at Grafomap

Some things just breed nostalgia. Grafomap will make a custom map of a location of your choice — you can even add personalized labels. Choose the place she grew up, a place where you have fond memories together, or a family favorite vacation spot. It’s a great piece of home decor that means something to her, too. 

Textured planters that mom can fill with her favorite plants

CB2 planters, $14.95

3-Piece White Loom Planter Set, $12.99, available at CB2

After all those years taking care of you, caring for her plants is nothing. These planters, which can stay indoors or outdoors, are a pretty and practical way to hold some greenery. 

A set of soaps that smell like a bouquet of fresh flowers

flower soap, $28

Box of Flowers Soaps, $30, available at Uncommon Goods

There’s something so wonderful about the smell of fresh flowers. That mood-lifting smell, combined with all-natural, soothing ingredients, make these soaps a unique and welcomed addition to her bathroom. 

A framed photo she’ll always cherish

framebridge, $39

The Aiden Frame, $39, available at Framebridge

Nothing can compare to a gift that she can keep hung up forever as a reminder of the great memories you’ve shared together — that’s what makes this framed photo so special.

A candle that smells like mom’s favorite place

homesick candles

Homesick Candles, from $34, available at Homesick

Take her back to her favorite place with these nostalgia-inducing candles. Whether it’s the scents of spring in New York City like flowers, concrete, and fine department store fragrances, or the salty seaweed, morning coffee, and ocean air of the beach cottage she frequented as a child — these Homesick candles are sure to bring back fond memories.

A cookbook from a home cook icon

ina garten, $20.99

“Cook Like a Pro” by Ina Garten, $17.46, available at Amazon

Ina Garten, the icon of home cooks everywhere, just released a new cookbook — and you know your mom will want to add this one to her shelf. With new recipes and techniques, you might even get to benefit from what she learns with a delicious meal.  

A set of wines she’s probably never tried before

italian wine, $39.99

Italian Wine Gift Set, $39.99, available at Wine.com

If she loves to try new wines, make it easy with this trio of three Italian varietals. It’s no trip to Tuscany, but it still tastes pretty darn good. 

A personalized T-shirt she’ll love to show off

37 thoughtful gifts for new moms

Personalized Women’s Fitted Crew, $32 + $10 for customization, available at Known Supply

Mom, Mommy, Mama — whatever you call her, make it official with this personalized crew-neck T-shirt. 

A vintage-looking indoor herb garden

mason jar, $20

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden, $22, available at Uncommon Goods

These mason jar make growing fresh herbs easy. All she has to do is plant the seeds, add water, place the jars in a sunny spot, and let the herbs grow. It takes little effort on her part, but having fresh herbs will make all the difference in adding flavor to her favorite dishes.

A mortar and pestle to up mom’s guac game

molcajete, $34.95

Molcajete 8-Inch, $34.95, available at Crate & Barrel

Mom’s guac game just got a lot stronger with this molcajete. The mortar and pestle are made of volcanic stone to grind out everything to the perfect texture — so she can claim the title of best dip on the table. 

A pair of plush slippers she can wear in and out of the house

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Minnetonka Chesney Scuff Slippers, $49.95, available at Zappos

Let her treat her feet right with these slippers. They’re cozy and cute, so she’ll love lounging in them all day long.

A spiralizer that’ll help her get inventive with cooking vegetables

mueller, $24.99

Mueller Multi-Blade Spiralizer, $19.97, available at Amazon

Chances are, she was the one telling you to eat your vegetables growing up — but that doesn’t mean you can’t share the same sentiment for her with this spiralizer, which can grate, slice, spiralize, and shred her favorite vegetables for all different kinds of uses. 

Adorable animals to hold her rings

origami

Umbra Origami 3-Pack Ring Holder, $20, available at Umbra

Whether she wants to show her rings off or make sure she doesn’t lose them, these little animals do the trick. They look super cute as a piece of decor, but are undoubtedly practical. You could even pair these with a cute ring to start.

A bath caddy with room for everything she might need

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Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray, from $49.97, available at Amazon

The only thing that could make a bath more relaxing than some luxurious bubbles is this bathtub caddy. It can hold everything she needs — a device so she can watch her favorite show, a glass full of her favorite drink, and even a candle she can light for ambiance. 

A fitting diffuser for the tastemaker of your house

snowe, $40

Tastemaker Diffuser, $40, available at Snowe

With scents of shiso leaf, wild mint, and meyer lemon, this diffuser will look and smell great anywhere in the house.

A stylish water bottle that will become her go-to

swell, $25+

S’well Stainless Steel Bottle, $35, available at Amazon

With a variety of shapes and sizes, S’well vacuum insulated water bottles do a great job of keeping all kinds of beverages hot (for 12 hours) or cold (for 24 hours). They come in a bunch of fun colors and patterns, which makes using a reusable water bottle a lot more fun. 

A bouquet of fresh flowers to liven up her space

the bouqs, $36+

Floral Bouquets, starting at $39, available at The Bouqs

There’s a reason flowers are a classic — bursting with color and lovely scents, they bring life to every space. The Bouqs is one of our favorite places to order flowers online for their wide variety of vibrant, fresh arrangements to choose from.

A cozy throw she’ll love to cuddle up in

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Madison Park Ruched Faux Fur Throw, $44.99, available at Kohl’s

This cozy throw is something she’ll want to snuggle up with all winter long, and then some. It’s not too heavy, so it’s great for all times of year, but this super plush faux fur is just what she needs for your family movie marathons over the holidays.

Bookends that also function as flower vases

Gifts for new mom bookends

Vase Bookends, $24.97, available at Etsy

Pretty and practical — what could be better? Mom will love keeping her favorite books sandwiched between these sturdy concrete vases which she can fill with her favorite flowers.

A fun game that your whole family will crack up playing

what do you meme, $29.97

What Do You Meme?, $29.99, available at Target and Walmart

She might not even know what a meme is, but there’s no doubt she’ll be laughing for hours creating funny memes with this card game. It’s perfect for a family game night, but if you family members who err on the much younger side, go for something a little more PG.

A decorative way to repurpose her old wine corks

wine states, $35

Wine Cork States, $35, available at Uncommon Goods

She insists on keeping the corks from some of her favorite wines, so give her somewhere to actually show them off. This state-shaped display board turns her keepsake wine corks into a piece of art worthy of being seen. 

A dainty necklace with meaningful initials

Gifts for new mom initial necklace

Custom Initial Necklace, starting at $27, available at Etsy

Whether it’s her own initials, you and your siblings’ first names, or any other combinations of letters that matter to her — this necklace is a little but thoughtful way to keep those important to her close.

A cool tote bag she’ll use everyday

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Duck Bag, from $34, available at Baggu

From a grocery bag to a work bag, this canvas tote can do it all. It can fit a 15-inch laptop and has adjustable straps so she’ll be comfortable carrying it around all day. 

A subscription that lets her discover new beauty products

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Birchbox three month subscription gift, $45, available at Birchbox

Birchbox is a subscription service that sends a box full of five makeup and skincare samples for her to use each month. It’s easy to buy full-size versions on the site, in case she falls in love with any one product and wants more. Plus, it’ll be exciting for her to receive the beauty surprises each month. 

A convenient charging port for her most-used devices

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Elago 3-in-1 Charging Hub, $26.99, available at Amazon

She has an iPad, Air Pods, and Apple Watch — it might seem like there’s nothing else you could get your Apple-loving mom. This is a great gift for loyal Apple fans — it’s a three-in-one charging hub that looks much nicer than an average extension cord, and it’ll fit all of her devices perfectly. 

A custom phone case made with a collage of family photos

casetify custom phone case

Custom Phone Case, starting at $45 (prices vary depending on your device), available at Casetify

There’s nothing she loves more than family, so let her show it off every day with a personalized phone case. Upload some of your favorite family photos to put on this super cute case — there are plenty of options for different layouts and cases for all kinds of smartphones.

A customizable and challenging puzzle

uncommon goods puzzle

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

Work Mom’s brain with this sentimental and interactive gift. Pick a special date (birthday, anniversary, etc.), and it’ll be turned into a puzzle made of the actual front page of The New York Times from that day. 

A chic mug to brighten up her morning routine

mugs

Anthropologie Bistro Monogram Mug, $14, available at Anthropologie

This chic mug will instantly transport Mom to her favorite cafe, sipping on a cappuccino while trying to figure out how to rotate her camera as she’s FaceTiming you. Choose the first letter of her name, or better yet, choose yours. 

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Milk Bar’s delicious desserts are the perfect food gift – here’s how to shop

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  • Milk Bar‘s indulgent cakes, cookies, and pies are great gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth.
  • Its online store ships delicious treats, cookbooks, and more nationwide for a flat rate of $15.

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Imagine the elaborate, sugary confections you dreamed of eating as a child. Those odd but delicious concoctions – like cookies filled with marshmallows and Corn Flakes – that your parents wouldn’t let you create for fear that you’d stay up all night fueled by sugar.

You can actually find these funky creations at Milk Bar, and they’re even better than you could have ever imagined.

What is Milk Bar?

Inventive, sweet treats are what make Milk Bar one of the buzziest bakeries around. Christina Tosi – Milk Bar’s founder, chef, and creative mastermind – has always put dessert first. Growing up, she had a passion for baking cookies. She later fine-tuned her baking skills in culinary school and went on to work for David Chang, helping him create a dessert menu for his empire of Momofuku restaurants. That was the launchpad for what eventually became Milk Bar, now an empire of its own.

If you ever walked by a Milk Bar store before the pandemic, you probably saw a line spilling out the door. People adore Tosi’s unique twists on classics like chocolate chip cookies and soft-serve ice cream. Luckily, you don’t have to live near a Milk Bar to try some of the shop’s delicacies.

How can you shop online?

The Milk Bar online store has a huge selection of sweets that can be delivered right to your door. It’s a great place to find gifts for the sweet tooth in your life or even to treat yourself. Sending a friend a regular tin of cookies to say congratulations is a sweet gesture, but Milk Bar takes it up a notch with unique flavor combinations and colorful presentations that are perfect for every occasion.

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Send delicious treats

There may be no better way to say “I love you” or “I miss you” than a box filled with something sweet and delicious. You can buy almost all of Milk Bar’s most popular desserts online, except the milkshakes and infamous Cereal Milk soft serve.

Choose from à la carte favorites like the Compost Cookie or Milk Bar Pie, or go for one of Milk Bar’s bundles curated for all sorts of occasions. The Cheerleader box is a perfect way to celebrate big milestones, and The Classic birthday bundle includes enough cake and truffles for a small party.

Prices are slightly more than what you’d expect for dessert, but the recipes are much more innovative and special than your usual chocolate cake or cookie.

Milk Bar ships nationwide in the US for a flat $15 fee, though there are often shipping promos to be found.

Shop the seasonal gift shop

If you want to keep it festive, the seasonal gift shop is filled with sweets curated for different holidays and events.

For the holidays, The Pumpkin Milk Bar Pie ($48) is a unique twist on a traditional favorite.

For other occasions like birthdays, The Ultimate Birthday ($142) is a set that include a classic Milk Bar Pie, a 6-inch Birthday Cake, a dozen B’Day Truffles, and six assorted cookies. If you want to send something a little smaller, you can order a dozen B’Day Truffles ($26).

Check out Milk Bar merch

If they love Milk Bar or baking in general, there’s merchandise like totes, cookbooks, and mugs. They’ll be proud to show off their sweet tooth on some adorable merch.

Take an online baking class

Milk Bar previously held in-person baking classes for $95 a person at select NYC, DC, and LA store locations, but classes shut down due to the pandemic. Now, you can sign up for a one-month course for $249 and learn how to develop your own original recipes from Tosi herself.

For a free alternative, send them Milk Bar’s most popular recipes to recreate at home. You can thank us later when you’re digging into a homemade Compost Cookie.

The bottom line

No matter the occasion, Milk Bar treats will put a smile on someone’s face. The desserts may be pricier than most, but they’re also much more indulgent than your traditional treat, and that’s what makes them great for special occasions. Whether it’s a treat-yourself tin of cookies or a surprise birthday cake, Milk Bar is definitely worth the splurge.

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60 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 60 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 60 of the best finds on Amazon – with all the perks of easy, fast shipping and saved payment information.

Check out all 60 cool gifts under $50 on Amazon:

An electric s’mores maker to use indoors

Electric tabletop s'mores maker

Indoor Electric S’mores Maker, $24.89

This electric tabletop s’mores maker is game-changing as it lets you roasts s’mores indoors and all year long. It comes with two roasting forks an comportments trays to hold the s’mores ingredients for the perfect toasted treat.

A portable touchscreen vanity mirror

Touchscreen vanity mirror

Touchscreen Vanity Mirror, $25.99

This touchscreen vanity mirror enhances any facial ritual from glam, skincare routines, to shaving. It makes your face clearly visible with its 33 radiant LED lights and works up to 250 minutes on a full charge. The portable device offers comfortable viewing angles at 30 or 100 degrees at adjustable brightness levels. 

A digital camera that instantly prints your memories

Kodak Digital Instant Print Camera

Kodak Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera, $49.99

Instead of waiting on photos, this digital camera instantly prints those precious memories. Each moment is captured on 2 x 3″ photos that are in full-color and durable, where they are tear and water-resistant. This convenient device can also save the photos to a MicroSD Card. 

A comfy polyester bathrobe

NY Threads Men's Polyester Bathrobe

NY Threads Men’s Polyester Bathrobe, from $19.99

NY Threads Women’s Polyester Bathrobe, from $19.99

If looking to stay warm, this ultra-soft polyester bathrobe is perfect to relax and lounge in for the cold months. It features front pockets and an adjustable waist belt for a snug fit. 

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 $25.49

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, $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.

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

 Norberg & Linden Watercolor Paint Set Under $25

Norberg & Linden Watercolor Paint Set, $15.99

Everything they need lives in this watercolor starter kit: a 36-color palette, a 12-page watercolor pad, and six brushes of various sizes. Not only does this set contain all of the essentials for a newcomer, 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, $24.99

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, $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, $16.14

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, $19.88

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, from $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

Rose Gold Wireless Karaoke Microphone

Wireless Karaoke Microphone, $19.99

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

A vintage puzzle that doubles as cute home decor

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Cavallini Papers & Co. Butterflies 1,000 Piece Puzzle, $22

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, $31.28

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+, $49

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, $19.99

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, from $39.97

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

Amazon gifts under $50 LLOGM

“Love Letters of Great Men”, $13.95

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

A calendar for dog lovers

Amazon gifts under $50 We Rate Dogs

WeRateDogs 2021 Calendar, $13.41

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, $34.45

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, $13.59

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

Amazon gifts under $50 SAFH

“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, $49.89

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 $42.55

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, $34

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

Amazon gifts under $50 Crawdads

“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, $16.49

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, $23.95

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 $9.99

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

Amazon gifts under $50 Small Axe

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, $24.99

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

Amaozn gifts under $50 Aztec Secret

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

The Aztec Clay Mask is one of those cult-favorite products of the internet that’s driven from the obscure depths of Amazon to beauty vlogs, Youtube testimonials with over 4 million views, and even the Sephora beauty blog. It’s been called “the world’s most powerful facial,” and it’s also under $10. It can be mixed with water, but it works best with a little bit of apple cider vinegar.

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, $31.99

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

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

Amazon gifts under $50 Atlas Obscura

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

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

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

Amazon under $50 Powerlix

PowerLix Milk Frother, $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, $20.67

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, $28

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, $17.99

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, $35.49

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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30 personalized gifts that feel unique and thoughtful

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

Below are 30 personalized gifts that include a monogrammed card holder, personalized wine and tea subscriptions, and even a made-to-measure suit. Each of these gifts offers giftees a unique item that they surely haven’t received before.

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

Here are 30 personalized gifts that feel special and unique:

A lovely birthstone ring

Pandora Birthstone Ring

Pandora Birthstone Ring, available at Pandora, $50

This personalized ring is an intimate gift that signifies that you remember almost everything, like their ring size and birthday (even if you can’t remember the exact date).

A six month La Colombe coffee subscription box that any coffee lover will adore

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La Colombe Six Month Coffee Gift Subscription, available at La Colombe, $84

If coffee nourishes their soul every morning, this La Colombe coffee gift offers a refined addition to their daily routine. This six-month subscription allows them to customize their favorite La Colombe coffee and preferred grind for the perfect blend. 

A charming monogram charcuterie board

Monogram Cheese and Crackers Serving Board

Monogram Cheese & Crackers Serving Board, available at Uncommon Goods, $85

Letters of your choice are carved from either cherry, maple, or walnut wood in this personalized platter. These elegant boards bring a signature touch that to their entertaining.

A stylish monogrammed notebook

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Colourblock Notebook, available at Papier, $26.99

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

A custom star map

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Custom Night Sky Star Map, available at Etsy, from $35

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

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

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Winc Gift Card, available at Winc, from $60

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

A handcrafted recipe board

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Personalized Family Recipe Board, available at UncommonGoods, $100

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

A candle to express your gratitude

Homesick Thanks Candle

Thanks Candle, available at Homesick, from $34 [add a handwritten card note and printed candle note for $5 to $15]

This candle is a great way to thank the people you care about in a more personal way. Scented with lemon, cucumber, and patchouli, this candle adds a refreshing scent into any space. For an additional cost, you can add a personal message to the candle’s packaging or on the candle itself. 

A portrait of their furry (or scaly) best friend

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Pet Portrait, available at CanvasPop, from $79

Buy a digital gift card instead

A desktop photo calendar

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

Buy a digital gift card instead

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

A puzzle customized with their favorite picture

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Customizable Photo Puzzle, available at Artifact Uprising, $34.99

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

A set of coasters with their favorite memories

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

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

A monogrammed leather cardholder

Cuyana wallet

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

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

An apron loved by professional chefs

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

Buy a digital gift card instead

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

A made-to-measure suit

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Gift Card, available at Indochino, from $50

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

A thoughtful map of their favorite place on earth

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Customized Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49

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

A gold letter charm from an ethical jewelry startup

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

Buy a digital gift card instead

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

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

Leatherology, $85

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

Buy a digital gift card instead

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

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

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

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

Customizable Nikes

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Customizable Nikes, available at Nike, from $115

Buy a digital gift card instead

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

A personal styling service that helps them build their closet

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Gift Card, available at Stitch Fix, from $20

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

Tumblers personalized for family members’ hobbies

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

Buy a digital gift card instead

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

An engraved shave set

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

Buy a digital gift card instead

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

A coffee subscription that caters to their taste preferences

Driftaway, $40

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

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

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

Sips by tea set

Personalized Tea Gift Card (3-month Subscription), available at Sips by, $48

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

Bath towels embroidered with a monogram or full word

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

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

A print of their favorite lyric, poem, or quote

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Custom Quotes, available at Minted, from $38

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

A zodiac necklace that mixes luxury with personalization

Mejuri, $80

Capricorn Necklace, available at Mejuri, $90

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

An embroidered T-shirt

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

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

Shampoo and conditioner designed for their specific hair needs

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

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

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