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

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A desktop photo calendar

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

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

A puzzle customized with their favorite picture

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Customizable Photo Puzzle, available at 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

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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]

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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]

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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

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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

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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

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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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40 gifts anyone who just moved into a new apartment will appreciate

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  • When buying a gift for someone who just moved into their first apartment, consider gifts that are practical and useful.
  • No matter what you choose, they’ll appreciate any of the 40 new apartment gifts below.
  • Looking for more gift guides? Find them all here.

The best part of moving into your first apartment or home is getting to create a space that’s all yours. Finding the perfect decor and picking out furniture is the exciting part, but there are also small necessities to consider. A laundry hamper, bedding, pots, and pans – these are just some of the purchases a recent grad or young professional will need to make.

We recommend getting them some combination of the basics they wish they didn’t have to spend their own money on, and the little luxuries that can make life infinitely better.

40 gifts for anyone in a new apartment:

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A duo of uniquely colored rocks glasses

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Estelle Colored Glass Hand-blown Colored Rocks Glasses, available at Food52, $85

These gorgeous glasses are handcrafted in Poland and are the perfect pop of color for any home bar.

A set of tasty olive oils and vinegars

Brightland Essentials Capsule

The Essential Capsule, available at Brightland, $112

Brightland specializes in creating authentic olive oils and vinegars without filler ingredients. The Essential Capsule set includes everything they’ll need to cook delicious meals in their new home.

A comforting weighted blanket

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Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket, $195, available at Gravity

It can be hard to get to sleep in new surroundings, especially after a stressful move. Help them settle in to their new bedroom with a soothing and cooling weighted blanket. In a sleep study by Gravity, 72% of participants reported deeper, more restful sleep and 76% reported falling asleep faster when using the Gravity Blanket. This blanket comes in three different colors and in weights varying from 15 pounds to 35 pounds. Gravity recommends choosing a blanket size that’s about 10% of their body weight, but when in doubt, 15 pounds is a good place to start for those new to the sensation of a weighted blanket. 

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A powerful steam mop

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Bissell PowerFresh Deluxe Steam Mop, available at Target, $99.99

Help them keep their floors clean with our top pick for the best steam mop. The mop sanitizes hardwood floors while scrubbing away stains and dirt.

A streaming stick that turns their plain TV into a smart TV

Amazon Fire Stick

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, available on Amazon, $39.99

If they’re looking to cut the cost of cable out of their lives, a streaming stick is the way to go. It turns a regular TV into a smart TV by making all their favorite media apps like Netflix and Hulu available through a voice-controlled remote.

A punny bath mat to match any type of decor

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Peachy Clean Bath Mat, available at Urban Outfitters, $39

Bath mats are one of those necessities that no one likes to spend their own money on or think twice about. Gift them a punny bath mat that has enough personality to make them chuckle every day. If you know what their space looks like and want to get them something more even adventurous, check out more bath mat designs here.

A shower caddy that will follow them through multiple apartments to come

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Simple Human Tension Shower Caddy, available at Bed Bath & Beyond, $139.99

This shower caddy is one of the most useful things in my apartment. It uses an adjustable tension rod to hold itself into place and it can fit everything from a weirdly shaped bathtub ledge to a full floor-to-ceiling walk-in shower. It’s a little pricey, but Simplehuman is known for making quality home products that rarely if ever need to be replaced. I’ve had mine for more than three years and it hasn’t rusted at all (you can read my full review of it here).

A surge protector with USB and USB-C ports

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Power Strip with USB C, 3 Outlets 4 USB Ports, available at Amazon, $17.99

More likely than not, they’ll be limited in outlets in their new space, which can be frustrating. Help them solve their outlet shortage with this handy power strip which has three regular outlets, four USB ports, and one USB-C port. This power strip was also designed to allow space for another plug to be used in the second outlet and has a length of five feet.

A duster that can can extend up to three feet

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Swiffer Dusters Heavy Duty Extender Starter Kit, available at Amazon, $17.99

Dusting is one of the less glamorous responsibilities that comes with moving into an apartment. This Swiffer Heavy Duty Extender Kit has everything they’ll need to get the job done quickly and efficiently, including 12 duster refills. The handle can reach up to three feet, making it easier to reach into corners and crevices.

A fun way for them to display their pictures

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Umbra Hangit Photo Display, available at Amazon, $19.99

If they’ve been in their apartment for several months and still have bare walls, this hanging wall mount display is the perfect fix. This display is easy to set up and is a fun way for them to incorporate their favorite memories into their space. It comes in several finishes including black, gold, and natural wood.

An espresso machine

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Gaggia Classic Pro Espresso Machine, available at Amazon, $449

Kitchen gifts are always appreciated, and there’s nothing that accentuates a new kitchen quite like a powerful espresso machine. If you have the budget to treat a loved one, we recommend the top pick in our guide to the best espresso machines

Stemless wine glasses that won’t spill or break as easily

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Riedel O Stemless Wine Glasses, available at Amazon, 4 for $44.25

When my partner and I moved in together years ago, their mom bought us a nice set of tall, thin-stemmed wine glasses — likely because I had once served her Cabernet in a mason jar. Though I like using those to entertain occasionally, I prefer these stemless glasses that are much more casual and much less breakable (…kind of like a mason jar). 

A gift card to buy the best set of sheets they’ve ever slept on

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Brooklinen Gift Card, available at Brooklinen, from $50

Our executive editor calls Brooklinen’s sheets one of the best purchases she’s ever made, and many of us at Insider Reviews feel the same way. They’ll be able to choose from quite a few weaves and materials as well as a huge selection of fun prints and colors. A basic full set costs around $130, for reference.

A personalized trinket tray for all their odds and ends

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Greek Key Ceramic Catchall, available at Mark & Graham, $29 [customization is an additional $12.50]

Catch-all trays are the kind of gift that may seem underwhelming until you realize how useful they are. That was certainly the case when I was gifted one after college. Now I have a few of them around my apartment — one for keys and sunglasses by the door, one for my rings and jewelry by the bed, and another in the living room for lip balm, candle matches, and other small items. This one is customizable with their initials as an extra sweet touch.

A single-serve blender for smoothies and small batches

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Nutribullet Blender, available at Amazon, $79.99

They’re likely not going to need a full-sized blender for any reason other than making large batches of frozen margaritas. Gift them a personal-sized blender for making healthy smoothies at home — and if they want to make a few frosty cocktails, they’ll just have to put in a little extra work. 

A robot vacuum that makes quick work of chores

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Eufy RoboVac 15C Max Robot Vacuum, available at Amazon, $175.99

Vacuuming is one of the great time-sucks in life — literally. Give them back their Sunday afternoons with the gift of a robot vacuum that’ll take the work out of cleaning the house. We love this vacuum as a budget option that still performs well on carpet and hardwood. You can read a more thorough review this vacuum and our other favorites here.

Wall hooks that work in any room

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Loop Wall Hooks (set of 3), available at West Elm, from $30

If they’re living the big city life in a small city apartment, they’ll appreciate any extra storage they can get. These wall hooks can be hung up by the door to hold coats, keys, and bags, or they could go in the bedroom to store additional items that won’t fit in the closet.

A Dutch oven they’ll have for the rest of their life

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Le Creuset 5.5-Quart Dutch Oven, available at Williams-Sonoma, from $370

A Le Creuset Dutch oven is one of those coveted kitchen items that most people don’t get until their weddings, if ever. It’s a special gift I only recommend giving to someone who really loves to cook. If you want to get them something a little less expensive but equally as useful, go for an eight- or nine-inch cast-iron skillet

A coffee maker for one

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Black+Decker Programmable Coffee Maker, available on Amazon, $46.05

They can brew tons of coffee in this classic coffee maker — a priceless gift, if you ask me. For under $50, this machine has helpful features like brew-pause and a digitial display. 

A desk they can use in any room

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Mind Reader Multipurpose Home Office Computer Desk, available at Walmart, $34.99

If they’re moving in the near future, their first apartment will likely be doubling as an office. This desk can be used while sitting or standing, and its complete portability allows it to move with them from room to room.

A toaster that’s as sleek as it is functional

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Smeg Two-Slice Toaster, available at Williams-Sonoma, from $179.95

If they don’t want to sacrifice design for functionality, Smeg’s kitchen tools and appliances are the way to go. We’ve deemed Smeg’s toaster the best for the design-obsessed for this exact reason.

A friendly welcome mat

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TheDoormatory Doormat, available at Etsy, from $35

Likewise, a welcome mat is another home basic they’re going to need but aren’t going to want to purchase. This simple one is fun enough without bordering on tacky. 

Candles that really make it feel like home

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Otherland Candles, available at Otherland, $36 each or 3 for $89

Otherland’s candles have the most beautiful packaging and intriguing scents (think: sandalwood and amber, or champagne and saffron). This is one gift you’ll love giving as much as they’ll love getting, and it’ll add a sweet touch to their space. 

A jumbo pack of removable hooks that won’t damage the wall

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Command Hooks 9-Pack, available at Amazon, $14.99

You can never have enough Command Hooks — especially if you’re a renter who can’t nail anything into the wall. This multi-pack makes a great stocking stuffer.

A place to put their booze

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Deco Handle Tray, available at West Elm, $51-$76.50

Whether they have a proper bar cart or not, one simple way to add sophistication to space is to store liquor and/or barware on a pretty tray. This neutral option is great for anyone who entertains a lot — they can use it as a serving platter or hold their at-home minibar.

A utensil holder for easy access to cooking tools

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Textured Utensil Holder, available at West Elm, $30

Unless they absolutely love to cook, a utensil crock probably won’t be the first thing on their mind when they move into a new space, so this is a smart and useful kitchen gift they’ll appreciate.

A cool canvas art print to personalize their space

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo Canvas Print (Medium, 12″x17″), available at Redbubble, $81.37

Redbubble helps more than 700,000 independent artists and designers share their work with the world through its online marketplace — all while committing to sustainable and socially responsible practices. The marketplace promises something for everyone with its “uncommon designs on awesome stuff.”

We love Redbubble’s original, quirky art printed on products ranging from canvas prints to cell phone cases to bath mats. This canvas print is a perfect piece of wall art for any Hitchcock film buff.

A cozy throw to snuggle up with

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Knotted Throw, available at Crane & Canopy, $89

This is the blanket we fight over in my house — it’s cozy, warm, breathable, and supremely soft. You’ll find it in a few different colors at Crane & Canopy.

A curated set of pots and pans that won’t fall apart

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Potluck Kitchen Essentials Set, available at Potluck, $295

Help them get their kitchen fully stocked with the right tools. Potluck makes cookware comparable to brands like All-Clad and Calphalon, but at direct-to-consumer prices that won’t break the bank. Shop from a selection of well-curated bundles that fit all of their cooking needs. You can read a more in-depth review here

A coat rack

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Marinello Coat Rack by Union Rustic, $71.99

Coat racks can go overlooked, but they need a place to hang their hat (and coat) just like everyone else, especially now that they have a place to call their own. Rustic and modern at once, this one will work almost anywhere.

A new down duvet that works for every season

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The Down Duvet (Full/Queen), available at Casper, from $260.10

Casper makes three equally excellent comforters, but this one is the more basic option. Its stitched compartments keep the ethically-sourced down from spreading through the blanket, and the organic cotton shell is gentle and cooling. 

A set of hand towels for the bathroom

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The Classic Hand Towels, available at Crane & Canopy, $18

Hand towels are a necessity made all the more fun when embroidered or monogrammed. Crane & Canopy offers a variety of colors and styles for a personalized touch.

A beautiful set of coasters they’ll actually want to use

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Onyx Marble Coaster Set of 4, available at West Elm, $40

Hopefully, it’s a lesson they won’t ever have to learn the hard way: always use a coaster. If you get them this beautiful set, they’ll actually want to. 

A laundry basket that blends with any decor

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Round Weave Laundry Baskets, available at West Elm, $70-$160

A laundry basket is another much-appreciated gift they’ll be thankful to not have to buy themselves. The lining of this one is removable, and if they already have a laundry basket, they can use it to store extra sets of sheets and towels. 

A beautiful set of dinnerware

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Year & Day Dinnerware, available at Year & Day, from $44

Most people’s first apartments (and the next few after that, if we’re being honest) feature cabinets full of mismatched plates, glasses, and mugs they’ve collected over their time in college. Get them a new set of dishes, glasses, or flatware from Year & Day, one of our favorite new startups out there. If you’re not ready to commit, you can read a full review of their dinnerware here

A salt lamp to give their space a warm glow

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Himalayan Glow Salt Lamp, available at Bed Bath & Beyond, from $22.99

I swear by my salt lamp for creating a relaxing vibe at home. This one was gifted to me two years ago and I still use it every day. 

A signature scent for their new home

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Diptyque Baies Room Spray, available at Bloomingdale’s, $68

A room spray is a fun twist on the classic gift of scented candles — and you can’t go wrong with anything from Diptyque. During the cooler months, there’s nothing more gorgeous than the iconic, floral Baies (roses and blackcurrant leaves) scent, which you’ll find concentrated in this beautiful mist.

A smart device that can answer almost any question and play music

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Echo Dot 3rd Generation, available at Amazon, $34.99

You can’t go wrong when it comes to gifting the Echo Dot. It’s a small speaker with major power, and Alexa can answer all their questions about the weather, traffic, and more. They’ll also be able to play music, games, and control other smart devices around the house. 

A cost-effective investment in their seltzer habit

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SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker, available at Target, $69.99

If La Croix sparkling water is their main source of hydration, they’ll love having a SodaStream around to make seltzer on demand. They can flavor it with drops meant to taste just like the real thing or create their own infusions — either way, they’ll save a lot of money over time. 

Note: The more expensive of the two options comes with two soda bottles and two CO2 cylinders, while the less expensive one only comes with one bottle and one CO2 filter. 

A storage ottoman to save them space

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Cole Classics Square Storage Ottoman, available at Target, from $76.49

Every extra ounce of storage space matters in a small apartment, which is why this storage ottoman makes a perfect (and decor-neutral) gift. The lid lifts to reveal enough space for throw blankets and a pair of slippers. 

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The best subscription boxes for food, drink, style, beauty, and hobbies in 2021

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  • Subscription box services are great for anything you love to receive on a regular basis.
  • They can help you discover new products, develop your hobbies, or add convenience to your life.
  • There’s a subscription out there for everything, from food to clothing to pets.

By now, the subscription concept has been widely applied to pretty much anything you can buy, but it’s most useful for the things you actually use and enjoy regularly. Whether that’s razor blades for your daily shaving routine or books to read during your commute, a subscription box helps automate the process for buying and receiving products so you have more time to use said products.

Subscription boxes can also help you discover new products in an arena you’re already interested in or figure out if you want to pursue an activity or hobby further. They’re like trial runs for your various interests or needs and usually a lot more affordable than a full commitment or investment.

If you do change your mind about your subscription, all the following services make it easy to skip next month’s shipment or cancel your subscription.

Here are the best subscription boxes in 2021

Food and drink

Beauty, grooming, and style

Hobbies and interests

The best wine subscription

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Winc’s straightforward ordering process, on-trend wine curation, and reliable shipping make it the best online wine club we’ve tried in the last few years. If your interest in a wine subscription stems not only from the need for convenience but also the desire to expand your wine knowledge, Winc offers informative resources, easy-to-digest bottle descriptions, and a community ratings system to help you develop your palate. 

Winc delivers wine every month, but it’s easy to adjust your membership to skip automatic shipments. Although it matches you to wines that it thinks you’ll like based on your profile of tastes and preferences, you can also customize your shipment and browse Winc’s complete catalog of varietals from all over the world.

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Runners-up: 

  • Firstleaf, for affordable wine and big discounts ($80/month)
  • Plonk, for natural and biodynamic wines ($110/month) 

Read more about the best wine subscriptions we tested in 2021. 

Read our reviews of Winc and Firstleaf.

The best coffee subscription

bag of wonderstate coffee from trade the best coffee subscription in 2021

Trade is where you can order top-quality coffee from cool roasters all over the country, like Verve (Santa Cruz, CA), Cuvee (Austin, TX), and Huckleberry (Denver, CO). If you’re the type to immediately seek out the local specialty coffee shop when you travel to a new city, then Trade’s the best coffee subscription for you — and you don’t even have to leave your house to receive your beans. 

All you have to do is tell Trade about how you take your coffee and it’ll show you the best coffee you should be drinking every morning. It’ll also provide the roaster’s schedule for roasting and when your bag was roasted.

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Runners-up: 

  • Driftaway, for sustainability-focused, single-origin coffee ($14.40/shipment)
  • Atlas, for exploring the global coffee scene ($14/shipment)

Read more about the best coffee subscriptions we tested in 2021

Read our reviews of Trade, Driftaway, and Atlas.

The best tea subscription

hands holding an open box of an assortment of teas from sips by the best tea subscription in 2021

Sips by is a personalized tea subscription that sends you four different teas (enough to make at least 16 cups) every month, so your tea rotation always stays new and exciting. You’ll get to explore teas from big and familiar brands as well as local tea shops and farms and choose from loose leaf, bagged, herbal, and caffeinated teas. 

If you weren’t already familiar with all the benefits of tea, how to steep your tea, and the differences among all the tea types, Sips by shares plenty of educational resources to strengthen your tea knowledge.

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The best beer subscription

beer of the month club

Choose from five different beer memberships in this club: Microbrewed, Hop Heads, Rare Beers, International, and US and International. Each of these clubs gives you 12 12-oz beers in different styles from a few different breweries, plus brewery profiles and tasting notes. It’s the most convenient way to tour breweries in the US and around the world. 

The original club started in 1994, and its panel of brewmasters and beer judges only pick out a mix of the most interesting and innovative craft beers every month. The diversity of options means you can stop pigeonholing yourself into drinking (and pretending to enjoy) IPAs.

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Runners-up: 

  • Tavour, for mobile-first beer orders (Price varies)
  • Craft Beer Kings, for fun and creative flavors ($70/shipment)

The best cocktail subscription

glass of mojito next to a box with dried fruit and bacardi rum from cocktail courier the best cocktail subscription in 2021

Unless you keep your bar cart fully stocked and meticulously updated, it can be a hassle to source all the ingredients for a specialty cocktail you want to make. Let’s also not forget that going out for happy hour requires putting on clothes. Cocktail Courier makes kits based on recipes from top bartenders and sends you all the ingredients you need, including the spirits. Keep in mind, though, you do need your own basic equipment, like glassware and a shaker

For the subscription, just choose your favorite spirits and you’ll only be sent kits with those spirits. There’s also an option for just the mixers and garnishes, if you prefer to use your own alcohol. 

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Runners-up: 

  • Shaker & Spoon, for a variety of cocktails that focus on one spirit (from $40/shipment)
  • SaloonBox, for group cocktail parties (from $49/shipment)

The best snack subscription

box on yellow background surrounded by chips and candy from snackcrate the best snack subscription in 2021

One of our favorite things to do when visiting a new country is to scour the snack aisles of the local grocery store. SnackCrate brings that same excitement and discovery process to your door. Every month’s snack box focuses on a different country and includes full-sized snacks directly imported from that country. You’ll also get a music playlist and booklet of games and facts related to the country. 

There are three box sizes available to suit everyone from occasional grazers to snack aficionados. 

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Runners-up: 

  • Mouth, for gourmet snacks from indie makers ($60/month)
  • Bokksu, for authentic Japanese snacks ($49.95/month)

Read our review of Bokksu.

The best cheese subscription

stack of different cheese from murrays cheese the best cheese subscription in 2021

New York City institution Murray’s Cheese offers a few different monthly clubs that let you get your fix for creamy, stinky, soft, smoky, and hard cheeses. It’s part indulgence, part educational experience. 

The Classic Club is great for people who want a reliable way to enjoy cheeses you might not have heard of but still have an approachable flavor profile — think Montealva, a flaky and citrus-y goat’s milk cheese from Spain or The Farm at Doe Run’s butterscotch-infused cheese. If you want something more adventurous, try the Cheesemonger’s Picks club instead. 

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Runners-up: 

  • Curdbox, for cheese plates including sweet and savory pairings ($49.95/month)
  • Jasper Hill, for special release and limited-edition cheese from Vermont ($100/month)

The best meat subscription

cardboard butcherbox box next to a stack of various cuts of beef and pork on a countertop the best meat subscription in 2021

In addition to pre-curated boxes of grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and crate-free pork, ButcherBox lets you choose from more than 25 different cuts to make your own custom box. It’s an easy way to get high-quality meat (up to 14 pounds every month) without having to visit your local butcher or farmer’s market. 

The subscription is also flexible in case you don’t need that much meat every month. But if you’re feeding a lot of mouths, hosting a barbeque, or just enjoy eating meat, you’ll want to take advantage of ButcherBox’s value every month.

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Runners-up: 

  • Porter Road, for underrated cuts of meat and the best variety (Price varies) 
  • Snake River Farms, for high-end meat like American Wagyu ($225/shipment)

Read more about the best meat subscriptions we tested in 2021

Read our reviews of ButcherBox, Porter Road, and Snake River Farms.

The best meal kit subscription

three dishes of food sitting on a table with a recipe card from blue apron the best meal kit subscription in 2021

Blue Apron’s flavorful, creative takes on familiar recipes and reliable, accurate delivery make it the best meal kit you can subscribe to. It’s versatile and flexible, with meal options for all kinds of dietary preferences, a variety of plans for two- and four-person families, and add-ons like meat and seafood bundles, spice blends, and cookware and tools. There’s even a wine add-on to complete your dining experience. 

The meals (like chimichurri tilapia, one-pan prosciutto gnocchi, and sambal-peanut chicken noodles) are always delicious and the portions are generous — you’ll even have leftovers,  sometimes. The menu updates frequently and we rarely see the same recipe twice.

Runners-up: 

  • Sunbasket, for organic ingredients and health-conscious recipes ($71.94/3-meal, 2-serving plan)
  • Everyplate, for the most affordable yet filling meals ($39.93/3-meal, 2-serving plan)

Read more about the best meal kit subscriptions we tested in 2021.

The best beauty subscription

overhead shot of skin and beauty products from birchbox the best beauty subscription

Birchbox’s mission is to make the vast world of beauty and skincare fun and less intimidating by giving you the freedom to sample tons of different products. Every month’s affordable beauty box contains five samples you might like based on your Beauty Profile, featuring a variety of new and upcoming brands and products (makeup, skincare, haircare, fragrance). The brands included reflect Birchbox’s core values of sustainability, inclusivity, and supporting women.

Once you’ve tried a sample you really love, you can directly shop the full-sized product at Birchbox’s shop. There’s also a Grooming section with hair, face and body, and shaving essentials.

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Runners-up: 

  • Kura, for clean skincare bundles customized to your needs (from $99/shipment)
  • Prose, for personalized haircare like shampoo and hair masks (Price varies)

Read more about the best beauty subscription boxes we tested in 2021

Read our reviews of Birchbox and Prose.

The best shaving subscription

assortment of razors and shaving creams from dollarshaveclub the best shaving subscription in 2021

There are a variety of ways you can get sharp and budget-friendly razor shipments from Dollar Shave Club: the first is the Starter Set, which costs just $5 ($20 every two months afterward) and acts as your trial run for the shave subscription. Or, you can take the site’s quiz to receive a personalized recommendation of products based on your hair type and shaving needs. 

Either way, this famous online shave club offers plenty of flexibility so that you’ll always have a supply of razor blades and soothing post-shave essentials whenever you need it. 

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Runners-up: 

  • Billie, for fun yet practical razors ($9/shipment)
  • Harry’s, for sleek designs and other body care products ($15/shipment)

Read our reviews of Billie and Harry’s.

The best men’s clothing subscription

man wearing a chore jacket and jeans from menlo club the best mens clothing subscription box in 2021

Menlo Club, the styling service loved by NBA stars and our own senior style reporter, curates two to three pieces for you per month based on your style preferences and clothing sizes. Brands include Five Four, Grand AC, and New Republic, and the pieces are easy to incorporate into your existing wardrobe. 

It’s your best bet if you don’t like or have time for clothing shopping because it offers high-quality clothing with plenty of variety. You can exchange sizes for free and you’ll also get perks like exclusive discounts and early access to drops.

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Runners-up: 

  • Stitch Fix, for clothing picks made by your own personal stylist ($20/shipment)
  • Gentleman’s Box, for stylish accessories like ties and socks ($35/shipment)

Read more about the best men’s clothing subscriptions we tested in 2021.

Read our review of Menlo Club.

The best women’s clothing subscription

woman sitting in chair wearing designer clothing from rent the runway the best womens clothing subscription in 2021

With over 750 designers to choose from, Rent the Runway is the closet of your dreams for special occasions like weddings, workwear essentials, or simply to add excitement to your regular wardrobe. Its most popular plan lets you rent four pieces at a time, twice a month, for just $99 a month (for the first two months). 

We’ve always found it easy to pick out, wear, and return dresses, tops, loungewear, and accessories from the service. It’s all the fun and excitement of wearing designer clothing, without the exorbitant price tags or complicated dry cleaning.

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Runners-up: 

  • Stitch Fix, for clothing picks made by your own personal stylist ($20/shipment)
  • Nuuly, for affordable rentals from Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People ($88/shipment)

Read our review of Rent the Runway.

The best jewelry subscription

collection of gold hoop earrings from rocksbox the best jewelry subscription in 2021

The right jewelry can bring an outfit to the next level, and with Rocksbox, the search for the perfect ring, earring, necklace, or bracelet is easy and very affordable. The $21 monthly membership gets you three pieces of jewelry from brands like Kendra Scott, Slate, 8 Other Reasons, and more, and the best part is you can swap the pieces as many times as you want during the month. 

If you fall in love with a piece and decide to buy it, your membership fee turns into a credit towards your purchase, saving you even more money.

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Runners-up: 

  • Switch, for luxury and fine jewelry like Hermes and Chanel (from $40/shipment)
  • Rowan, for hypoallergenic earrings and fun freebies ($35/shipment)

The best underwear subscription

two women wearing pink and gray underwear from meundies the best underwear subscription in 2021

MeUndies makes incredibly soft and comfy underwear in a variety of cuts and a huge selection of fun, ever-rotating prints and patterns. Though new underwear every month may seem unnecessary, you might just change your tune once you try a pair from MeUndies. All its fabrics are breathable and stretchy and last through years of washes. 

The part to look forward to the most? Collecting all the unique prints, which have included sharks, a “Space Jam” collaboration, and sun-tanning alligators in the past.

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Runners-up: 

  • Underclub, for designer underwear in a range of styles (from $15/shipment)
  • Savage by Fenty Xtra VIP, for access to monthly drops and exclusive deals from Rihanna’s lingerie brand ($49.95/shipment.

Read our review of MeUndies.

The best subscription for perfume and cologne

designer cologne bottles alongside a scent sampler tube from scentbird the best subscription for perfume and cologne

Fragrance is so personal to each individual person that it only makes sense to turn buying perfume or cologne into a sampling experience. Scentbird is home to over 500 fragrances from designer and indie brands, letting you discover your signature scent, add some variety to your current fragrance lineup, or simply try fragrances you wouldn’t have access to otherwise. You’ll be able to try perfume and cologne from Versace, D&G, Acqua di Parma and more. 

Each 8 mL sampler bottle holds about 140 sprays — enough to use a couple times a day, every day of the month.

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Runners-up: 

  • Scentbox, for an even larger variety of fragrances to choose from ($14.95/shipment)
  • Skylar Scent Club, for limited-edition rollerballs made with clean ingredients ($20/shipment)

The best flower subscription

arrangement of pink and purple flowers and roses from bloomsybox the best flower subscription in 2021

Some people like food or shoes or jewelry, but for us, flowers are the ultimate monthly pick-me-up. BloomsyBox’s monthly flower delivery service features one unique bouquet of 22-24 stems, and though you can’t pick the exact flowers you want, the ones we’ve received from the service have always been gorgeous. 

It’s a lovely way to liven up your home with new and interesting arrangements and the flowers arrive fresh and undisturbed. Be on the lookout for cool, limited-time collaborations, like the current partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

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Runners-up: 

  • UrbanStems, for timeless arrangements and deliveries as frequent as every week ($55/shipment)

Read more about the best flower delivery services we tested in 2021

Read our reviews of Bloomsybox and UrbanStems.

The best plant subscription

variety of potted plants like snake plant and money tree from horti the best plant subscription in 2021

Horti is best for beginner plant enthusiasts who are interested in starting a plant collection but may not know where to start or how to learn the basics of plant care. Horti’s subscription is strategically designed so you begin with hardy, low-maintenance plants but eventually graduate to more complex species as you develop your confidence and experience. 

Each one always comes in a hand-painted pot (or you can opt for just the naked plants) and sometimes you’ll also receive planting tools and accessories. 

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Runners-up: 

  • The Sill, for a robust variety of medium-sized, easy care plants ($60/shipment)
  • The Plant Club, for unique, seasonal plants ($39/month)

Read our review of The Sill.

The best book subscription

five hardcover books laid out on the snow from book of the month club the best book subscription in 2021

As the OG national book club (since 1926!), Book of the Month has book curation down to a science, with its finger on the pulse of all the books that everyone seems to be reading and talking about lately. Every month you have the opportunity to choose from five hardcover books representing a variety of genres. Whether you’re trying to start up a reading habit or already a voracious reader, the consistent shipments will keep you on track and make you a more well-read citizen. 

It also offers a separate, formal Book Club service where you can organize your own book club with anyone in your circle.

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Runners-up: 

  • Owl Crate, for signed young adult books and extra freebies ($32.99/shipment)

The best game subscription

board game with small easel and cards from unbox boardom the best game subscription in 2021

If you like to unplug and unwind with a board game, try the cleverly named Unbox Boardom subscription. Each month, you can either choose a new game yourself or let the gaming experts choose one for you. The membership has all kinds of unique games (strategy, family, trivia, and more) that you haven’t heard of before and will keep you well occupied throughout the year. 

Soon enough, you’ll have a healthy stack of games to choose from any time you want to exercise your brain a bit. Past games have included Photosynthesis, a strategy game where you chase the sun to grow trees and Sabordage, a mayhem-filled pirate adventure.

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Runners-up: 

The best crafting subscription

hands cross stitching a floral pattern for a workshop from the crafters box the best crafting subscription in 2021

For people who love working with their hands, The Crafter’s Box offers the convenient and affordable opportunity to try out different kinds of crafts and learn from real working crafters. In addition to the kit of materials, you’ll receive access to a digital workshop and live chat with a community of fellow craft lovers. 

The exciting lineup of craft options include fabric weaving, leather sandal making, paper making, soap making, and contemporary quilting. Since The Crafter’s Box sends you all the materials you need, you can test drive various crafting types and figure out the one you love the most before you drop an entire month’s paycheck at Michael’s.

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The best subscription for kids

blonde child playing with wooden blocks and beads from kiwico the best subscription for kids

Created by an engineer and mother of three, KiwiCo makes kits with toys and activities for kids of every age, from newborns to 14-year-olds. The science and art projects, designed by educators and scientists including but not limited to mechanical and industrial engineers, are age-appropriate and teach kids important skills like creative problem-solving, curiosity and tinkering, and hands-on craft. 

The beauty of KiwiCo is it frees up time for parents: time spent researching activities to do, and time spent participating in those activities with their kids. Though parents can certainly join in on the fun, the kits work best when the child can play independently.

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Runners-up: 

  • Lovevery, for developmental play kits for babies and toddlers (Price varies)
  • Baketivity, for kid-friendly baking kits ($32.95/shipment)

Read our reviews of KiwiCo and Lovevery

The best subscription for dogs

brown spaniel puppy chewing on plush toy from barkbox the best subscription for dogs

Dogs and their owners love this popular subscription box, which sends toys, treats, and chews revolving around a creative theme each month. When you sign up, you’ll share info about your dog, including its breed, birthday, and dietary restrictions, so that Barkbox can send a personalized collection of items. 

The plush toys in particular are a pup favorite. Soft, squeaky, and durable, they’re made for play. Barkbox also has the best themes and collaborations we’ve seen around, from movie character chews and toys to a winter cabin getaway bundle.

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Runners-up: 

  • Pupbox from Petco, for treats, toys, and training resources specifically for puppies ($39/shipment)
  • Kongbox, for highly rugged Kong products and especially playful dogs ($44.95/shipment)

Read our review of Barkbox.

The best subscription for cats

woman playing with a cat and a string of lights from meowbox the best subscription for cats

Sometimes hair ties, lights, and cardboard boxes just won’t cut it for your cat. That’s where Meowbox comes in. Every box has five to six items, including high-quality toys and organic or grain-free treats that are always produced in the US or Canada. Plus, for every box sold, Meowbox donates a can of food to a cat shelter. It even provides a unique code you can use to track exactly where your donation has gone. 

Like Barkbox, Meowbox offers adorable themed-products, like a summer fishing bucket hat or a “skippy kitty rope” and kettlebell for cat-owner workouts. The a la carte shop also features paraphernalia for the owner so you don’t feel left out of the fun.

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Runners-up: 

  • KitNipBox, for extra treats and toys if you have more than one cat ($19.99/shipment)
  • RescueBox, for a subscription box with high impact ($29.95/shipment)
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32 gift ideas from ‘Shark Tank’ that you can get on Amazon

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  • If you gift a product from the show “Shark Tank,” then you know it’ll be both creative and practical.
  • Games, kitchen tools, and food are thoughtful gifts to give the “Shark Tank” fan in your life.
  • Most of these items are available with Prime two-day shipping, so they will likely arrive quickly.

One of our favorite shows to spot new products and enjoy some entertaining celebrity judge banter is “Shark Tank,” which is currently in its 12th season.

As we’ve seen over the years, some pitches do extremely well, while others aren’t so lucky – but the fact remains that the show brings forward new and innovative ideas most of us have never considered.

That’s why the products from the show tend to make especially good gifts. They’re far from generic and they usually solve a common problem or annoyance. Conveniently, most are also available on Amazon with free two-day shipping for Prime members, so you can get them as last-minute gifts.

If they love watching ‘Shark Tank,’ they’ll recognize these 32 awesome gift ideas:

A phone charger and sanitizer that kills 99.99% of germs

Phone charger and sanitizer

Phone Soap 3, $79.95

This handy phone device completely sanitizes your phone while also charging it. It fits most phone sizes and small accessories like headphones or smartwatches. Stay healthy and safe with this innovative design.

A memory foam pillow with a hood for more restful flights

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Hoodie Pillow, $29.95

If privacy and comfort are essential for your giftee during long trips, this hoodie pillow is a perfect travel accessory. The cozy pillow is made from memory foam covered with premium sweatshirt material. With the addition of the hood, the travel pillow blocks light and reduces sounds.

Wearable weights for workouts or everyday tasks

Wearable Ankle and Wrist Weights

Bala Bangles, from $49

One size fits all with these adjustable wrist and ankle weights that upgrade your next workout. With a set of either one pound or two, they provide additional exercise to everyday activities.

A powerful temperature controlled sponge

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Scrub Daddy, 3pk, $13.80

One of the most popular Shark Tank products is the Scrub Daddy, which is designed to fit in your hand while also offering powerful scrubbing. The sponges change from hard to soft textures depending on if you’re using them in cold or hot water.

A reusable smart notebook

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Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook, from $24.87

If they go through notebook after notebook, this reusable option offers a long-lasting solution. Use the included pen to take any notes, then scan each page using the accompanying app to save the pages in the program of your choice.

A back support belt that improves posture

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BetterBack, $49.99

Insider Reviews executive editor Sally Kaplan can’t recommend this posture corrector enough. If your recipient suffers from back pain, this ergonomic belt provides the relief they’ll need.

A cake accessory for people who love surprises

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Surprise Cake Popping Cake Stand, $60.98

This clever product lets you hide gifts inside a cake, giving the gift an extra oomph and wow factor. As long as it fits inside the Gift Pod, which measures 2.8 inches by 6 inches, it can go in the cake.

A tool to help them reach every last drop

Spatty Last Drop Spatula

The Spatty & Spatty Daddy Last Drop Spatula, Two Piece Set, $11.99

They’ll never have the guilty feeling of tossing a semi-full container again with this fun and useful two-piece set. The Spatty can be used in cosmetics, condiments, and any other container they can think of. Afterwards, it’s safe to throw in the dishwasher for cleaning.

An eco-friendly alternative to paper towels

Bambooee Paper Towels

Bambooee Paper Towel Replacement 30-Sheet Roll, $10.99

If they are passionate about creating less waste, these reusable paper towels are a great alternative to their one-time use counterparts. Made of organically-sourced bamboo, these paper towels can be machine washed up to 100 times. The eco-friendly benefits don’t stop there: for every Bambooee roll sold the company pledges to plant a tree.  

A tool to protect their fingers during home renovation projects

Safety Nail Framer

Safety Nailer Framer, $8.99

This simple tool will help them get through their ambitious home renovation projects without injuring their fingers. The Safety Nailer holds screws and nails steady when drilling or hammering and is designed to be used with either hand. 

A memorable 3D card

LovePop Black Panther Card

Lovepop Marvel Black Panther Pop Up Card, $15

The cards are available in eight different “Marvel” designs, or you can visit Lovepop’s Amazon page to find other types of themes. Don’t worry — there’s still room to write an actual message for your recipient in the included notecard. 

A funny gift box

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Prank Pack Bathe & Brew Gift Box, $6.99

The Prank Pack isn’t the actual gift, but it is a funny way to prank your recipient and trick them into thinking they’re receiving a strange or gimmicky present. The co-founder is a former writer at The Onion, so expect nothing less than hilarious fake products and product descriptions that your recipient will have to pretend to enjoy. 

A travel accessory that combines a hoodie with a memory foam pillow

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HoodiePillow Memory Foam Travel Pillow, $29.95

The clever design of this two-in-one hoodie and memory foam pillow, which feels like their favorite fleece sweatshirt, lets them fall asleep comfortably while traveling. The hood helps block out light and noise, while the pillow provides soft neck support.

A baking pan that gives them more edge pieces

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Baker’s Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan, $36.95

The days of fighting over the limited number of edge pieces are over. With this unique pan, every piece has two delectable, chewy edges. Other than to make brownies, they can also use it for other desserts, pasta, or any baked good that requires some extra crust.

Rich, dessert-like peanut butter spread packed with protein

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Nuts ‘N More Chocolate Maple Pretzel Peanut Butter Spread, $13.29

For the family’s resident sweet tooth or fitness enthusiast, get these chunky, sweet-and-salty peanut butter spreads. They contain whey protein isolate, providing 11 grams of protein per serving, and they’re low-sugar and low-carb. Spread the creative flavors, which include birthday cake and gingerbread, over pancakes or fruit, or enjoy them straight out of the jar. 

A fun outdoor game

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Spikeball 3 Ball Kit, $59

On a beautiful sunny day at any park in the city, you’ll probably see at least one group playing this fun and active game. With rules similar to volleyball, it’s easy to learn so the whole family can get involved. Prior to the pandemic, the company even held nationwide tournaments. 

A glass that makes any wine bottle into a single serving

Under $25

Guzzle Buddy 2GO Wine Glasses, $12.99

This handy tool can attach a glass to nearly any bottle of wine. It’s odor-free, virtually unbreakable, and top-rack dishwasher safe. Plus, it lies at the intersection between a humorous white elephant gift and an actually useful accessory, given how the past year has panned out. 

An appliance that turns any beer into draft beer

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Fizzics FZ403 DraftPour Beer Dispenser, $124.99

Using sound waves, this cool appliance turns any can or bottle of beer into fresh draft beer by turning its natural carbonation into compacted micro bubbles. All they have to do is insert their favorite beer, then pull and push the tap to receive the enhanced version of their IPA, pilsner, or stout. 

A balance bike

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KaZAM No Pedal Balance Bike, from $55

Featuring a patented footrest design that helps young kids find their center of gravity, this bike builds the confidence needed to transition to riding a proper bike. The ergonomic, adjustable handles and seat will get kids comfortable and ready to ride right away. The bike weighs only eight pounds and the puncture-free tires never need air. 

A beach towel that gives back

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Sand Cloud Turkish Towel, $44

This beautiful 100% Turkish cotton towel also works as a throw or wall tapestry. It’s thin and compact, but durable. Plus, the company donates 10% of profits to help preserve marine life.

A sturdy, inflatable paddle board

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Tower Inflatable 10’4″ Stand Up Paddle Board, $629.99

Gift an avid outdoor adventurer this premium paddle board and you’ll have a difficult time getting them to return to shore. Its design provides for better balance and stability, while a bottom fin makes it easier to maneuver. It inflates and deflates quickly, so it can be brought anywhere — but unlike many other inflatable boards, it’s strong and rigid. 

High-fidelity earplugs to protect their ears during concerts

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Vibes High Fidelity Concert Earplugs, $23.98

If they plan on attending a lot of loud shows as soon as concerts are safe again, their eardrums may be facing the consequences. Wearing these comfortable earplugs can reduce decibel levels by up to 22 decibels, but they don’t cancel out noise completely. Instead, they only filter out certain frequencies, so your recipient will still be able to enjoy the crisp vocals and instrumentation of their favorite band. 

The famous “Comfy” sweatshirt that they’ll never want to take off

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The Comfy Sweatshirt, from $44.95

You can practically feel the comfortable softness and warmth of this oversized blanket sweater just by looking at it. Cozy up in The Comfy by the fireplace, at sports games, or while watching rom-coms. 

Adorable leather moccasins

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Freshly Picked Kids’ Soft Sole Moccasins (Newborn Baby), from $59

The creator of the cutest little baby shoes you’ve ever seen got her start picking up yard sale leather scraps and selling on Etsy. Today, parents everywhere are obsessed with the unique and comfortable 100% leather designs that infuse style into their baby’s every step. 

A better protein mixing bottle

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Ice Shaker 26-Ounce Stainless Steel Protein Mixing Cup, $35

The problem with traditional plastic protein powder shakers is that they tend to absorb odor and won’t keep the contents cold. Former NFL player Chris Gronkowski’s stainless steel water bottle is double-insulated, spill-proof, and odor-free — the upgrade that fitness enthusiasts deserve.

A funny card game that tests the financial limits of various outrageous scenarios

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Pricetitution Card Game, $19.99

Every card begins with the prompt, “How much money would it take me…” followed by a funny situation. It was a big success on both “Shark Tank,” with four Sharks giving offers, and on Kickstarter. 

A smart video doorbell

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Works with Alexa, $169.99

Ring may not have secured a deal with the Sharks, but it did strike up a deal with Amazon for over $1 billion in 2018, so it’s doing just fine. The smart security system has two-way talk, sends motion-activated alerts, and works with Alexa, giving homeowners the peace of mind that their house will be safe, regardless of whether or not they’re home. 

A pair of lightweight running sandals

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Xero Shoes Barefoot-Inspired Sport Sandals, Men’s Z-Trek, $64.99

Xero Shoes Barefoot-Inspired Sport Sandals, Women’s Z-Trek, $64.99

After constantly getting injured while running, cofounder Steven Sashen switched to barefoot running and loved the effects, so he created a thin running sandal. These comfortable and supportive shoes are great for runners and could inspire them to kick-start their 2021 running goals. They can also be used for outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking. 

A suction silicone place mat

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Ezpz Happy Mat, $19.99

Parents will appreciate any help they can get. The placemat stays right in place on any flat surface, making it that much easier to get food from the plate into their child’s mouth.

A temperature-regulating machine that goes under their bed

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BedJet 3 Climate Comfort for Beds, $499

As an engineer who developed the heating and cooling systems of NASA spacesuits, the creator of BedJet has the perfect background to improve the sleep experience. Since temperature often impedes a good night’s sleep, the BedJet blows hot or cold air onto the bed and over their body and creates “biorhythm sleep sequences” throughout the night. 

A drink accessory that keeps their beer cold

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BottleKeeper The Standard 2.0, $36.55

Is there anything more frustrating to an avid beer drinker than a cold one that’s less than cold in just half an hour? The insulated stainless steel BottleKeeper, complete with bottle opener, keeps their beer colder for a longer period of time. It’s also a smart way to protect against drops and spills. 

A rapid ramen cooker

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Rapid Ramen Cooker, $10.99

What seems like a gag gift has actually come in handy for many busy students, parents, and office workers because it takes away the need for a stove and dish-washing session, cooks the noodles more quickly, and requires less water. It’s the perfect size for a block of ramen and a faster, more reliable alternative to stovetop cooking. 

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26 unique gifts from Uncommon Goods they haven’t seen before

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  • We highly recommend shopping Uncommon Goods for any gifting occasion.
  • Its unique products are made by independent makers from around the world, saving you from generic gifts.
  • Uncommon Goods is one of the few places we know we’ll always find something cool for our loved ones.

Shopping is time-consuming and stressful, so it’s no wonder many of us often default to buying generic, unmemorable gifts just to get the whole process over with. We’ve all been guilty of it, and part of the reason is the lack of unique options that live in one, easily shoppable place.

Uncommon Goods, an online shop inspired by the founder’s experiences roaming craft fairs and trade shows, highlights the best of independent makers from around the world. Selling thousands of unique products, it’s one of the few places we know we’ll always find something cool for our loved ones, whether they’re hungry home cooks, die-hard sports fans, or classic old souls.

If you see a lot of gifts from the site that you like, or you think you’ll shop Uncommon Goods for other gifting occasions, sign up for its Uncommon Perks shipping program. Shipping prices ordinarily start at $4.95 and depend on your order value and desired shipping speed, but this $19.90 annual membership will get you free standard shipping on all US orders, regardless of order value. You’ll also get two $5 credits every year and first access to new products and sales.

If your desired gift is backordered or might not make it to your recipient on time, you can send a “Thinking of you” card, email, or text to let them know it’s on its way.

Before you dive into the treasure trove that is Uncommon Goods, check out our 26 top gift ideas from the site:

An LED flashlight canister packed with essential camping items

Adventure Essential Survivor Kit

Adventure Essentials Survival Kit, $135

This Adventure Essentials Survival Kit erases any worries during a short excursion into the wilderness. The safety kit keeps one prepared with its compass, wire saw reflective trail markers, and waterproof matches included. The essentials are also protected inside a military-grade aluminum LED flashlight. And each model carries a different mode of hydration. The black version comes with a 1-liter Whirl-Pak water bag while the silver version with water purification tablets. 

A screenless meditation device to help sleep

Unplugged Sleep Helper

Unplugged Sleep Helper, $120

After a busy day of looking at screens, this screenless meditation device will soothe all stress. The three dials correspond to a voiced mediation theme, a variation of the chosen theme, and the duration of either eight or 20 minutes. This compact tool only works for traditional 3.5mm headphone jacks or through its built-in speaker.

A portable fire pit

Portable Campfire

Portable Campfire, $28

Whether it’s in the woods or at the beach, keep warm by the fire with this portable campfire. This sustainable fire pit stays aflame for three to five hours without a smoke smell or mess in sight. Simply light it with a match or lighter to begin making enjoyable memories by the fire.

A family-friendly backyard game

Uncommon Goods Tabletop Cornhole

Tabletop Cornhole, $50

Entertain your family for hours at a time with this easy to follow tabletop game. The game includes everything you’ll need to play, including detailed instructions and eight mini bean bags.

A candle inspired by their birth month

Uncommon Goods Birth Month Gemstone & Flower Candle

Birth Month Gemstone & Flower Candle, $30

If you’re looking to gift them something special, this candle features the flowers and gemstones of their birth month. Each candle is hand-poured and uniquely scented with different flowers, herbs, and essential oils.

A useful tool for achieving perfectly grilled kabobs

Uncommon Goods Kabob Grilling Baskets

Kabob Grilling Baskets, $17

Step up their grilling skills with this set of kebab grilling baskets that eliminate the need for wood skewers. The baskets are made with steel wire and a hardwood handle and are sturdy enough to last through several grill seasons.

A cocktail grow kit

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Cocktail Grow Kit, $12

If they enjoy making cocktails, this grow kit will allow them to grow ingredients for their cocktails from scratch. This kit comes with everything they’ll need for growing, including starter soil, growing instructions, and of course seeds. With fun ingredients like thyme, lavender, and Thai basil, they’ll be able to whip up innovative and fun cocktails.

A tea sampler for the tea lover in your life

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Tea from Around the World Set, $55

Perfect for any tea enthusiast, this set comes with ten tubes of tea leaves from around the world. Accompanying the set is a guide book that shares information about each tea and gives tips on how to best brew each one. 

A flannel to keep their beverages cold

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Chill Beer Flannel, $14

Help them keep their beverages cold with these adorable can flannels. Each flannel contains two layers of waterproof insulation, ensuring that they’ll be able to enjoy cold beverages for hours to come.

A pair of kissing mugs

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The Kissing Mugs, $65

These mugs fit together effortlessly and provide a sweet start to the morning.

A pair of lamps made for long-distance relationships

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Long Distance Friendship Lamp, $85-$170

Everyone is busy these days, and it’s not as easy to keep up with loved ones as much as we all wish. With the ongoing pandemic, meeting them in person may also be impossible.

A set of paired lamps, one of which lights up when the other is touched, lets them know you’re still thinking of them even when you don’t have time to talk or can’t physically visit them. One of our editors uses them to keep in touch with her parents.

A beautiful and unconventional puzzle

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Geode Puzzle, $65

If regular puzzles just aren’t challenging enough for them, these nature-inspired ones exercise their brain in new and exciting ways. 

A cheeseboard shaped like their home state

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USA and State Serving Board, $48

State pride and an excellent cheese and charcuterie spread go hand in hand with these beautiful bamboo boards.

A portable microphone that lets them sing their heart out wherever they are

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Karaoke Microphone Speaker, $50

For better or for worse, everyone in the vicinity is going to hear your recipient’s voice, thanks to this fun and easy-to-use microphone.

Soap that looks like gemstones

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Birthstone Mineral Soaps, $24

They almost won’t want to use these pretty soaps that look like birthstones. The handcrafted soaps are made with safe vegetable-based dyes and vitamin E oil. 

A personalized print to commemorate a couple’s first dance

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Wedding Waltz Personalized Art, $300-$500

Aside from playing the song over and over, another way to remember their first dance is with a sophisticated, classic print that incorporates personal details like location and dates.

A poster fit for movie buffs

Uncommon Goods 100 Movies

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster, $15

Cinephiles will rejoice at the opportunity to document their knowledge with this creative poster. A hundred classics like “Casablanca” and “Jaws” have made the cut.

An embroidered mask made by local artists

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Embroidered Hummingbird Face Mask, $20

These days, there are fewer gifts more practical than PPE. These cotton masks are also beautifully embroidered with colorful hummingbirds and flowers. 

A jar that looks deceivingly similar to a plastic bag

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Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag, $20

Only upon closer inspection do they realize that this ordinary bag is in fact made from glass, not plastic.

A chess set for anyone who loves New York

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NYC Skyline Chess, $120

All the NYC buildings they love, from the instantly recognizable ones like One World Trade and the Empire State Building to the brownstones they walk by every day, make up this novelty chess set.

A case that sanitizes dirty phones

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PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, from $80

Most of us carry our phones with us everywhere — and we mean, everywhere. PhoneSoap kills 99.9% of common household germs, including bacteria that can lead to e. coli, salmonella, staph, flu, and the common cold.  

Soothing eye stones made from Finnish bedrock

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Orbits Eye Stones, $20

Help them bring the spa day experience to their home with these cooling stones. When they’re feeling stressed or suffering from puffy eyes, they can use this gift to decompress and relax. 

A build-it-yourself light sculpture

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Sound-Activated Light Blocks, from $30

There are no guides to this set of light-up, sound-activated play blocks. Be prepared for the room to light up with creativity. 

A DIY root beer kit

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Root Beer Science Kit, $16

If they’re a fan of the classic root beer, gift them a fun science experiment that will end with their favorite drink. If they’d prefer a cocktail, another soft drink, or a snack, Uncommon Goods has quite a few DIY food and drink kits to choose from.

A watch that runs on regular tap water

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Revolutionary H2O Powered Watches, $40

Fill the backs of these watches with water and they become fully functioning time tellers. 

Delicious lollipops that can then be grown into herbs or flowers

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Blooming Lollipops, $20

After consuming one of these eight delicious lollipops (flavors include lavender-lemongrass, strawberry-basil, and peach-marigold), you can plant the stick to grow the lollipop’s ingredients.

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29 smart and humorous gifts that your coworkers will actually be happy to receive

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  • Shopping for coworkers doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money.
  • You can find a unique, thoughtful gift under $50 without much research (because we’ve done it for you).
  • Below, I’ve compiled 29 gifts under $50 that will serve you well – some are funny, some are thoughtful, all are affordable, and most are impossible to hate. If you’re still looking for inspiration, check out all of our gift guides here.

Shopping for coworkers can become a never-ending parade of mild pine-scented candles, Hallmark cards, and candy that is destined for retirement in a desk drawer for most of the month. It’s easier to buy thoughtful, impactful gifts for your closest loved ones, and it gets harder once you add in the subtleties and professionalism of the workplace.

But there are mountains of great coworker gifts out there. And they don’t have to be expensive – in fact, they probably shouldn’t be. The ideal colleague present is thoughtful, unique, and lands somewhere in the casual middle ground between re-gifting paperclips from the supply closet and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Caribbean.

Check out all 29 gifts under $50 for your coworkers:

A three-month subscription of freshly roasted whole bean, single-origin coffees

Driftaway, $40

Driftaway Coffee Subscription, Three Months, available at Driftaway Coffee, from $44

If they’re practically tethered to the coffee pot, they’ll probably love the thoughtfulness of a three-month subscription to this cool Brooklyn startup’s beans. Driftaway sends freshly roasted, whole bean, single-origin coffees from around the world to their doorstep.

A really nice bottle of olive oil

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Alive Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

If they like to cook, they probably already know the merits of high-quality olive oil. A drizzle of Alive Olive Oil from Brightland adds a vibrant, zesty flavor to any dish, plus the bottle is designed to be left out on display in their kitchen. 

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

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Atlas Obscura Color Page-A-Day Desk 2021 Calendar, available at Amazon, $15.99

Add some fun to their day-to-day routine with the Atlas Obscura calendar. 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.

Mini succulents in ceramic planters

Gifts for coworkers succulents

StarPack Home 3-Piece Ceramic Succulent Planter, available at Amazon, $15.97

If your desk-mate doesn’t already have a plant, rest assured they would probably like one (fine print: if it requires next to no caregiving). Grab these ceramic planters from Amazon and fill them with an assortment of succulentsAccording to science, it may make them happier just to see the plants every day.

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

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Wine Pairing Towel Set, available at Uncommon Goods, $28

If you’ve got a wine lover on the team, grab these fun wine pairing towels and a bottle to go with them. They’re thoughtful, informal, and unique.

A candle that smells like their favorite state

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Homesick Candles, available at Uncommon Goods, starting at $34

Homesick candles are a great gift for pretty much anyone in your life. They’re a nice acknowledgment of something important to someone else that you’re likely to know regardless of intimacy level. Plus, with a candle, they’ll get to enjoy it for weeks to come — and if your gift deals with nostalgia, scent is a great place to start.

A three-month subscription to the book club that put “Gone with the Wind” on the map

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Book of the Month, Three Months, available at Book of the Month, $49.99

If your team includes a bookworm, they’ll appreciate a gift subscription to Book of the Month. It’s been around since 1926, and it’s credited with the discovery of titles like “Gone with the Wind” and “Catcher in the Rye”. A team of experts and celebrity guest judges curate must-read books — usually new releases, hot topics, and debut authors — and send them to the subscriber’s doorstep. If they’re more into audiobooks or e-reading, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here).

A funny mug that acknowledges the bond forged by people who have to fix the same defunct printer every week together

Gifts for coworkers This is Fine Mug

The This is Fine Mug, available at Redbubble, from $16.15

A “This is Fine” mug is the perfect gift for the only other people on earth who can truly relate to the particularities of your job: a defunct printer, last night’s too-fun team happy hour, and the occasional avalanche of meetings and high-priority emails. Here’s a $15 nod to the fond shared stressors.

A charging stand for their desk to keep things organized

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Anker Wireless Charger, available at Walmart, $29.99

Help them keep their cluttered wires under control with this wireless charger, which can charge through most protective phone cases. 

A miniature golf course they can escape to from the comfort of their desk

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Be Good Company Executive Mini Sandbox, available at Amazon, $24.99

Know somebody who’d rather be at the golf course, or who might appreciate the adult equivalent of doodling in class? Say no more.

A water bottle that keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 6 hours

Hydro Flask, $22

Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Travel Coffee Flask, available at Hydro Flask, $29.95

It’s often the most practical coworker gifts that make the best and longest impression, and this is one stellar candidate. The Hydro Flask is double-wall vacuum insulated and will keep their cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours, with hot drinks staying hot for up to six. We’re big fans of the line.

The best portable battery you can buy

Gifts for coworkers Eleject

Elecjet PowerPie, available at Amazon, $49.99

If you want to get them something they’re sure to love, save them from a dead phone on their next long commute or work trip. We ranked this one as the best battery pack you can buy because of its capacity, charging speed, and affordability.

A self-betterment planner designed using the “best practices” of successful people in history

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Best Self Co. Planner, available at Best Self, $9.99

If you work with someone especially ambitious or concerned with self-progress, they’ll love this daily planner. It was created by a group of “human performance junkies” after researching the most successful, high-performing humans in history, and it uses their common practices and psychology tips to break down a 10-year plan into doable, bite-sized pieces.

Desk cable clips that keep cords neat and organized

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Shintop 6-Piece Cable Clips Set, available at Newegg, $9.70

Pair a few of these cable clips with a nice card and some candy for a low-key, well-rounded gift that’s fun and practical.

A beautiful candle from a cool startup

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Otherland Candles, available at Otherland, $36

This is one candle they will be excited to receive. Otherland is a startup created by Abigail Cook Stone, a former art buyer for Ralph Lauren. They’re some of the most beautifully packaged and best smelling we’ve seen in a while— and they make great gifts

An extra-long charging cable, which is the closest you’ll get to gifting never-ending convenience

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6 ft Charging Cable, 3-Pack, available at Amazon, $9.98

It’s something every one of us will feel grateful for a couple of times per day, but always put off buying for ourselves: a serpentine, 6-foot long charging cable.

A notebook they can wipe clean and reuse

Gifts for coworkers Rocketbook

Rocketbook Fusion Smart Notebook, available at Staples, $37

The Rocketbook notebook is full of 21 reusable pages that wipe clean with a damp cloth when the owner uses a Pilot FriXion pen (included), so they can keep using the same notebook indefinitely. They can also send hand-written notes to Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, email, and more. I use my own a surprising amount.

A glass Chemex that makes full-flavored coffee every time

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Stainless-Steel French Press, available at Williams-Sonoma, from $35.50

Grab a glass Chemex from Williams-Sonoma that will deliver flavorful, sediment-free coffee routinely. The glass is heat-resistant, and the wood and leather collar serves as an insulated handle. 

A to-go sriracha sauce keychain for the hot sauce fiend of the office

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Sriracha Keychain Gift Pack, available at Amazon, $29.99

Perfect for the coworker best known for adding hot sauce to anything sweet, savory, or edible. The pack comes with a bottle of Sriracha and six differently sized keychains. 

A brownie pan that only makes edge pieces

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Baker’s Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan, available at Amazon, $36.95

This is exactly the kind of gift that seems more fun and clever than it is practical — until you’re using it once a month religiously.

Tools for a night off and the “Do Nothing” sloth card made by an independent artist

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“Do Nothing” Three Sloth Stationery Cards, available at Society6, $9.79

Pair the sloth “Do Nothing” card with a few relaxing accessories (like face masks) to gift a well-deserved night off to a coworker. Like all of Society6’s collection, it’s also made by an independent artist — making it a bit cooler than what you might pick up from CVS.

A tiny, convenient Bluetooth key tracker

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Tile Mate Key Finder, available at Target, $24.99

You can’t go wrong with a tracker for their keys that’s compact, thoughtful, and useful to pretty much everyone.

A gift card to a popular healthy eating startup

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Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest from $50

Daily Harvest is a meal delivery startup that makes healthy fast food that takes as little as 30 seconds to prepare. Meals are delicious, under $10 each, and designed by a chef and nutritionist team for taste and balance. It’s great for healthy eaters, busy lifestyles, and solves pretty much all of our main roadblocks to eating well.

A unique cocktail recipe book that matches a famous song with a complementary cocktail

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Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks, available at Barnes & Noble, $22.49

Gift your favorite coworker a book that pairs some of the best music from the 1950s to the 2000s with cocktail recipes that match the song’s mood, lyrical imagery, or the artists themselves. 

A subscription that sends them cool new snacks

Gifts for coworkers Love with Food

Gift Subscription, available at Love With Food from $7.99/month

Love with Food delivers organic, all-natural, or gluten-free snacks that serial snackers won’t feel guilty about eating. The better-for-you chips, candy, and bars come from new and trending food brands. Plus, with every snack box that’s delivered, Love With Food donates at least one meal to a family in need through a partnership with Feeding America. 

A nice leather business card holder

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Business Card Case, available at Leatherology, $45

Leatherology makes luxe leather goods for less, and their $45 business card case is a great workplace gift for under $50. It has an invisible magnetic closure, holds up to 20 cards, and comes in a variety of leather types and colors. You can also add a monogram for an additional $10. 

A convenient, reusable bag that folds up to the size of a business card

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Small Baggu, available at Backcountry, $9.95

Grab a trendy, reusable shopping bag that’s perfect for packing lunch, extra shoes, or taking a last-minute trip to the grocery store. This one folds up to about the size of a business card, and its signature version can hold 50 pounds of stuff easily.

A Bob Ross chia pet they can grow

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Bob Ross Chia Pet, available at Amazon, $20.68

Do yourself, your coworker, and your section of the office a favor with a Bob Ross chia pet. It will be a great conversation piece for as long as it lives.

An echo dot for the virtual assistant you can afford to give them

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

If they don’t already have an Echo Dot, this is a great tech gift without quite breaking $50.

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47 truly unique gift ideas available on Amazon, from lightsaber chopsticks to agate stone bookends

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  • Amazon stocks just about any product you can think of, including plenty of fun and unique gifts.
  • From handmade goods to funny finds, we found the best unique gift ideas on Amazon.

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When looking for unique gift ideas with that extra personal feel, Amazon may not be the first place that pops into your head to look. But it turns out you can find great options if you’re willing to dig. Amazon handmade offers artisan products from small businesses around the country and Amazon has even curated gift lists and ideas catered to different hobbies, styles, and more. You can also shop Amazon’s portal to specifically support Black-owned businesses.

We’ve done the tough work for you and scoured Amazon to find truly singular and cool gift ideas.

Here are 47 cool and unique gifts ideas, all available on Amazon.

A calming bonsai growing kit

Bonsai Starter Kit

Planter’s Choice Bonsai Starter Kit, $29.99

An ideal gift for those with a nurturing spirit, the Planter’s Choice Bonsai Starter Kit is a great introduction to gardening and is a calming addition to their desk, nightstand, or entryway table. The kit comes with a learning guide, seeds stored in vials for germination, four biodegradable growing pots, one expanding-soil disc, four bamboo plant markers, and one bonsai clipper.

Lightsaber chopsticks for Star Wars fans

Chop Sabers Light Up LightSaber Chopsticks

Chop Sabers Light Up Lightsaber Chopsticks, $9.97

May the force be with them at every meal with these lightsaber chopsticks. A fun addition to any dining table, these LED chopsticks come in various neon colors to suit their mood.

A warmer to keep their coffee hot

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Dimux Coffee Mug Warmer, $26.99

The Dimux coffee mug warmer is a necessary addition to any tea- or coffee-lover’s workstation and keeps beverages at a constant temperature of 131 degrees Fahrenheit. It can also work with their favorite candle to gently release the scent without the need to actually light it.

A wireless Bluetooth karaoke microphone for entertaining

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Bonaok Karaoke Microphone, $30.99

Bring musical fun to their lives with this Bonaok karaoke microphone. A great accessory for any event or just to liven up a dull day, this Bluetooth microphone works as a speaker, plus records and plays music for up to ten hours.

A heated eye mask with music

RENPHO Eye Massager

Renpho Eye Massager, $48.95 

Help them unwind from a long day and mentally turn on their “do not disturb mood” with the Renpho eye massager. The built-in heating pads relieve eye strain and stimulate blood circulation via acupuncture points. It even features a Bluetooth music option so they can put on soothing music to further destress.

An original Tamagotchi

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Original Tamagotchi, $19.97

For those nostalgic for the ’90s, there’s nothing like playing an OG Tamagotchi. They’ll love getting to feed and play with their digital pet.

A snow cone machine

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Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine, $34.95

There’s nothing like cooling off with a delicious snow cone treat. Now it’s easy to make them right at home with this handy and easy-to-use machine. Don’t forget to pair it with shaved ice syrups.

A soothing desk fountain

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Alpine Corporation Tiered Tabletop Fountain with Candles, $29.95

Give the gift of zen with this soothing 11-inch tall tabletop fountain. Water trickles from each tier to mimic the sounds of a small waterfall and they can light the candles for an extra calming touch.

A Lego-style coffee mug

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BOMENNE Build-on Brick Mug, $11.95

Brighten the start of any day with this fun coffee mug. It’s compatible with LEGO and most building bricks so they customize it and it’s available in six color options.

Beautiful bookends that double as decor

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JIC Gem Agate Bookends, $28.99

These gorgeous geode bookends add a magical touch to home decor and come in a range of colors from teal to amethyst. You can also choose from various weights and they come with rubber bumpers to ensure bookcases and shelves don’t get scratched.

A drool-worthy cozy blanket

Under $25 CASOFU Burritos Blanket

Casofu Burritos Throw Blanket, $12.99

This whimsical tortilla blanket is both funny and functional. Many from a cozy flannel fabric, it comes in four sizes from 47 to 80 inches. And just in case they have a food obsession beyond burritos, you can also opt for pizza, waffle, or pie blanket options.

A fanny pack for hands-free organization on the go

Under $25 EGOGO Travel Sport Waist Pack Fanny Pack

EGOGO Travel Sport Waist Fanny Pack, $17.99

For hikers and day-trippers, this handy fanny pack has plenty of zippered pockets to keep essentials like their phone, keys, and credit cards organized while on the go. Made from a durable and water-resistant nylon, it even features a spot to keep their water bottle and the waist strap tightens to ensure a good fit.

A rainbow-hued vase

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Magicpro Crystal Flower Vase, $32.99

With its eye-catching design and rainbow hues, this crystal vase makes for an elegant centerpiece or mantle addition with or without flowers.

A fun inflatable lounger

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Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa, $39.98

From a backyard hangout to a beach picnic, this inflatable lounger will come in handy as a comfy seating option. No pump is required, it comes in a handy carrying case, and it’s available in 16 different colors and patterns.

Decorative tealights to add some greenery

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SanSeng Succulent Tealight Candles, $9.99

If even simple succulents seem like too much work to care of, these cute candle tealights are handmade in the shape of cacti and succulents are a fun touch of green decor for any space.

A cool planet lamp

Unique Amazon gifts Planet Lamp

UooEA Saturn Lamp, $23.99

You may be seeing trendy moon lamps popping up, but you can make your gift even more unique by opting for this Saturn lamp. The dimmable LED lamp has seven different settings and you can even set it to change colors to a bright hue. Easy to move from room to room, it lasts for up to eight hours after each charge.

A trio of flavorful honey

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Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Honey Sampler Gift Set, $49.99

If they can’t bear the thought of a meal without something sweet, upgrade their condiments with this set of funky flavored honey from Bushwick Kitchen. 

A cute reusable bag

Amazon gifts under $50 Baggu

Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag, from $12

Whether it’s used to carry their groceries or random knickknacks, everyone needs a good reusable bag. We love the original Baggu. It can hold up to 50 pounds of stuff, but can also be folded down to fit in your pocket. It also comes in tons of fun colors and patterns.

A calendar for the dog lover

Amazon gifts under $50 We Rate Dogs

WeRateDogs 2021 Calendar, $13.78

If you ask us, there is truly nothing better than 365 days of dogs. The calendar comes from the same brains behind WeRateDogs’ popular Twitter account, and don’t worry, every dog receives a rating of at least 11/10.

A starry sky light projecto

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IYUT 3-in-1 LED Ceiling Galaxy Light Projector, $28.04

This fun light projector brings the night sky inside and features 10 lighting colors, three brightness levels, and three speed settings. It also includes built-in speakers and works with smartphones via Bluetooth or USB to play music as the lights twinkle around you. 

A keychain for hot sauce lovers

Unique Amazon gifts Tabasco

Tabasco Hot Sauce Keychain, $11.88

They’ll never have to endure a flavorless meal again. This mini bottle of Tabasco sauce comes with a keychain for spice that goes wherever they do. 

An easy attachment to make homemade pasta

unique amazon gifts kitchenaid pasta attachment

KitchenAid Gourmet Pasta Press Attachment, $179.99

If your giftee already has a Kitchenaid stand mixer, get them this attachment that lets them easily make their own fresh noodles. Six different interchangeable discs mean they can switch between noodle types, including spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli, and large or small macaroni.

A solar power bank for on-the-go charging

unique gifts amazon solar charger

Solar Power Bank, $29.99

For outdoor and camping enthusiasts, this 10,000mAh wireless power bank works as a standard charger, but can also run via solar power as a backup option when outlets aren’t available. Its compact size makes it easy to pack and it also comes with dual flashlights and a compass kit.

A retro rice cooker

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Dash Mini Rice Cooker, $24.99

This little gadget not only cooks rice but can make stew, oatmeal, soup, pasta, veggies and more. The style and colorful enamel coating add a retro look to their kitchen.

A bracelet with a hidden message

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IEFWELL Morse Code Bracelets, $12.99

These beaded sterling silver bracelets aren’t just stylish — they also spell out fun messages in Morse code. Choose classic options like “BFF” or “I Love You” or fun phrases like “Tribe” or “She Did.”

A cute and practical phone holder

Unique Amazon gifts phone holder

Dinosaur Silicone Phone Holder, $9.99

This endearing little dino isn’t just a piece of decor, it can actually can hold their phone. It comes in over ten colors, so you can find one in their favorite color.

A hydrating face cream that the French swear by

embryolisse, $25

Embryolisse Lait Cream Fluide, $35

French pharmacies are known for their readily-available, high-quality skincare products. Gifting your buddy a ticket to Paris may be out of the budget, but you can still snag them some of these cult-favorite products, like this seriously hydrating face cream.

A little fan to deal with their unpredictable office temperatures

Unique Amazon gifts fan

Fred & Friends Little Big USB Fan, $19.99

Office dwellers know how unpredictable temperatures can get. To save them when their office (or home office) transitions from an icebox to a desert, gift them this little portable fan. It’s small, mobile, and plugs into any USB for a quick, cold breeze. 

A bunny-shaped speaker with good sound

Unique Amazon gifts Bunny Speaker

AEO Bunny Bluetooth Speaker, from $19.99

This compact Bluetooth speaker may not be the best around, but it’s surely the cutest. Shaped like a little bunny with floppy ears, you get your music and a fun piece of decor too. 

A punny apron that reminds them of their favorite show

got apron, $38

GOT “Dinner is Coming” Apron, $25

If you’re looking for the right gift for that special person who loves “Game of Thrones,” is always cooking, and has a great sense of humor — we think we’ve found it. 

A bright and colorful hamper

hamper, $71

Pehr Designs Pom Pom Hamper, $31.73

No one wants to see a giant pile of dirty laundry on the floor. Help them conceal their mess with this hamper, which is actually nice to look at and adds a pop of color to their room. 

Relaxing bath salts

Unique gifts Amazon Herbivore

Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Bath Soak, $22

Everyone deserves some relaxation, which is why this calming bath soak makes such a great gift. Inside there’s dehydrated coconut milk, vanilla, and Himalayan coconut CO2 extract, which together help soothe the skin and calm the mind.

A candle that smells just like home

homesick, $30

Homesick Scented Candle, $29.79

One of our editors asserted that “candles are the most classic gift of all time.” We have to agree, and while there are many to choose from, we love the sentimentality and customization Homesick candles offers. They have candles made to smell like each of the 50 states, many cities, and even experiences like watching Friday night football or taking a road trip. No matter where they call home, one of these candles is sure to bring them a rush of nostalgia.  

An insulated pint glass that keeps your brew cool

Unique Amazon gifts BruMate

BruMate HOPSULATOR, from $24.99

If they like their beverages ice-cold, they’ll appreciate this thoughtful bottle holder. It can hold 12 oz. cans, 16-ounce cans, or be used as a pint glass holding 16 fluid ounces, so it’s really a three-in-one gadget. When they need a break from beer, this is perfect for keeping their water bottles chilled too. 

A creative journal that’ll help them get some sleep

Unique Amazon gifts Nocturnal Journal

“The Nocturnal Journal” by Lee Crutchley, $16

A great night’s sleep is essential to our well-being, but getting those eight hours each night can be easier said than done. If you know any night owls who need to catch up on their sleep, this journal will make a great gift. It’s full of prompts, illustrations, and questions to put their minds at ease when they’re up in the wee hours of the night.

A cute purse for the wine lover

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Insulate Wine Clutch Bag, $28

For the wine lover in your life, this bag does double duty as a cute outfit accessory and an insulated bag to easily bring along a bottle of wine to that house party, backyard barbeque, or picnic at the park. It comes in numerous pattern and color options, including nautical stripes, black tweed, beaded patterns, and more.

A pack of sticky notes to keep them on track

Unique Amazon gifts Knock Knock

Knock Knock “To Accomplish” Sticky Notes, from $12.55

For the friend who likes to keep it really organized, help them stay on track with this thoughtful set of sticky notes. With categories like “To Ponder,” “To Remember,” and “To Buy,” they can keep track of everything they need to accomplish in the near future. 

A breakfast station with everything they need to make the most important meal of the day

Unique Amazon gifts Nostalgia

Nostalgia Breakfast Station, $99.99

If a classic American breakfast sounds like their perfect morning, give them this clever kitchen gadget that can do it all — crunchy toast, crispy fried eggs, and a hot cup of coffee. 

A fruity hand cream that’ll look great on their counter

Unique Amazon gifts peach cream

TonyMoly Peach Hand Cream, $12

This rich hand cream is made with shea butter and peach extract to moisturize seriously dry skin. We love the refreshing, light peach scent and the adorable container, which looks just like a peach. 

The perfect socks for pizza lovers

pizza socks, $26

Pizza Socks Box (4 pairs), $25.99

From pizza ovens to pizza apparel, there’s no shortage of gifts catered to pizza lovers out there. We’re partial to these socks for their packaging, which is made to look like an actual pizza in an actual pizza box. 

Simple illustrated prints to hang around the house

Unique Amazon gifts Dream Big Printables

Dream Big Printables Botanical Prints (set of 4), $19.97

Finding unique home decor that’s also affordable can be a tough feat, but these artistic prints check off all the boxes. The illustrations of plants make a great addition to their kitchen, or even their bedroom if they want to show off their green thumb.

Reusable lunch bags that they’ll actually want to use

Unique Amazon gifts Diweiya Reusable Snack Bags

Diweiya Reusable Snack Bags, $11.99

Plastic bags are an unnecessary expense when you could just have reusable ones. Their environmentally-conscious and frugal sides will thank you for these sandwich and snack bags, which are dishwasher safe and BPA free. They’ll save a ton of money and plastic waste by using these, plus the colorful patterns are much more fun than clear plastic. 

A travel pillow that actually works

trtl, $30

Trtl Travel Pillow, $39.99

We’ve sung the praises of the Trtl Pillow before — it’s an essential for any traveler. The cozy and supportive neck pillow is a great gift for any frequent travelers or anyone who’s about to head out on a trip. 

A cutting board of their favorite place

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Totally Bamboo State Cutting Board, $29.99

Entertainers and those with state pride will love this cutting board. You can find a board shaped like any of the 50 states or Puerto Rico, each laser engraved with important landmarks, cities, and sights. It’s a fun, personal gift that they’re sure to love. 

A portable printer that lets them print instantly

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HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, $83

Nowadays, most of our photos live on our smartphones and social media apps, but many of us still love getting to look through or hang up printed pictures. This portable printer lets them do that super easily and with no wires so they can print pictures in a snap.

A charging stand for all of their devices

elago

elago Charging Hub, $26.99

This gift is a no-brainer for loyal Apple users. Instead of dealing with a tangle of chords from charging all of their products, they can streamline with this singular hub, which has a designated spot for their iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch. 

A gift set made for an at-home spa day

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Live by Being Bath Salt Gift Set, $56

Your giftee will be saying “aah” when they use this set of three calming bath salts during their next deep soak. All three blends are made with Dead Sea salt and enhanced with essential oils to hydrate skin, relieve stress, and relax the muscles. 

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  • You’ve likely landed on this guide in search of the perfect gifts for the women in your life.
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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 a personalized photo calendar and coffee table book.

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 custom map poster and a painting kit.

Check out all 87 gifts for women:

A DIY birth month flower kit

Uncommon Goods Birth Month Flower Grow Kit gift for women, gift for her

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

For a twist on the traditional bouquet of flowers, give her this flower kit to nourish within the confines of her own home. She’ll appreciate the personal touch of choosing her birth month flower, whether it be a sunflower, daisy, or marigold.

A luxurious box of truffles

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Exotic Truffle Collection, Goldbelly, gift for her, gift for women

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 yoga mat for the fitness enthusiast

Manduka ProLite Yoga Mat gift for mom

ProLite Yoga Mat, available at Manduka or Backcountry, from $95

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 coffee table book for her home or office

Women: The National Geographic Image Collection gift for Mom

“Women: The National Geographic Image Collection” by National Geographic, available at Amazon, $27.05

You can’t go wrong with a coffee table book gift for her, and this one is a true standout. The photography is sure to be top-notch, since National Geographic created this book. There’s no reason to not pass along this book of powerful women to your mom, sister, or friend.

A cute way to show off her zodiac sign

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Mejuri Zodiac Collection, available at Mejuri, from $90

To the average eye, this necklace just looks like a cool piece of jewelry, but it actually represents her zodiac sign. It’s a fun way to gift her some jewelry with a special meaning, but subtle enough to make its way into her everyday wear.

Read our full review here.

A wallet and passport holder all-in-one

Kate Spade Spencer Passport Wallet gift for women, gift for her

Kate Spade Spencer Passport Wallet, available at Kate Spade, $110

There’s nothing better than a wallet that can fit just about all of your essentials, from cash and coins to cards and even your passport. This wallet ticks off all of these boxes, and in a soft saffiano leather. You can learn more about this wallet, in our guide to the best women’s wallets.

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 personalized photo calendar for her desk

Artifact uprising desk calendar

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

A desk calendar can add a decorative touch to her desk, but one that displays photos of her and her loved ones makes for an even better gift. She’ll love glancing at her calendar and being reminded of her favorite memories.

An easy-to-use painting set

Uncommon Goods Paint by Number Kit gift for her, gift for women

Uncommon Goods 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 sleek, leather AirPod case with her initials

The Daily Edited Saffiano AirPod Case gift for women, 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 refillable, leather journal with her initials

Leatherology Medium Journal gift for women, gift for mom

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

For the one who loves to organize her thoughts and jot down to-do lists, a monogrammed leather journal is the perfect gift for her. And this one is sure to last, since she can order as many paper refills as she needs.

A heated massager to melt the day away

Infospa

InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager with Heat, available at Amazon, $39.99

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

A Disney Plus gift subscription

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Disney Plus gift subscription, 1-year subscription for $79.99

Give her unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox — pretty much everything she needs to pass the time at home.

Read 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.

The best socks she’s never tried

Bombas socks

Bombas Gripper Sock 4-Pack, available at Bombas, $53.20

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 its gym socks, and we think they got it right. With thoughtful innovations, like a blister tab and cushioned footbeds, her feet will notice the difference as soon as she slips them on.

Read more on Bombas here.

Hot sauce with a sweet twist

Gifts for her Blazin' Mango Hot Sauce

Trinidadian Blazin’ Mango Pepper Sauce, available at Etsy, $15

Spicy and sweet: Is there a better combo than this? This handmade sauce packs the heat of habanero peppers with a hint of fruity mango, adding an element to dishes that Etsy reviewers call “so full of flavor, there is no comparison.”

A simple, yet elegant bracelet

Mother's Day gifts: Gifts for her Baublebar Pisa Bracelet

Pisa Bracelet, available at BaubleBar, $22

This bracelet’s simple beaded design is available in four different sizes to add a subtle, yet fun accent to nearly any look. If they’re looking for something a bit more personalized, BaubleBar’s Pisa Bracelet is also available with letter charms, hearts, birthstones, and more

A sweet surprise

Birthdays in quarantine SugarWish

Sugarwish Treat Boxes, from $22 for two selections

Sugarwish takes the guesswork out of gifting as you’re able to entirely customize the kinds of candies, cookies, or popcorn added to the gift, and the recipient chooses their favorites. They’ll receive an email or text message prompting them to pick out their Sugarwish contents immediately following the purchase, and you can add a custom message to further personalize this sweet treat.

A set of face masks for all of her skin woes

Gifts for her Peter Thomas Roth

Peter Thomas Roth Masking Minis 5-Piece Mask Kit, available at Sephora, $19

Whether she wants to hydrate or purify her skin, this set can help address all of those concerns while she catches up on Disney+. It features five of Peter Thomas Roth’s bestselling masks, all in cute mini sizes. 

A year-long MasterClass membership to learn new things

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Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, $180/year

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

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

Read our full review here.

A pasta of the month subscription

sfoglini pasta subscription

Sfoglini Seasonal Pasta Subscription, available at Food52, $65-$120

Sfoglini’s organic, Brooklyn-made pastas are an exciting addition to her pantry. Choose from either a 3- or 6-month subscription — each month she’ll get two 16-ounce boxes of pasta (one signature option and one seasonal option) along with recipes and pairing ideas. In the past, seasonal pastas have included locally-sourced ingredients like ramp, fennel, and chili pepper, so you can be sure she’ll be surprised with something unique. 

A luxe cashmere tee

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Everlane The Cashmere Tee, available at Everlane, from $36

Gift an Everlane E-Gift Card, from $25

We love how soft, cozy, and affordable Everlane’s cashmere sweaters are. This fitted tee is a great way to add some cashmere into her spring wardrobe — it’s lightweight, comfortable, and an elevated take on a classic T-shirt. 

Read our full review here.

A sentimental scented candle

homesick candle library

Homesick Candle, available at Homesick Candles, from $34

Homesick Candles are made to smell like cities, states, and other places that make you nostalgic like the sweet and sentimental aromas of Summer Camp or the celebratory Champagne Toast.

Read our full review here

A sweet treat delivered to her door

Gifts for her Milk Bar Red Velvet Trufles

Milk Bar Chocolate B’Day Truffles, available at Milk Bar, $26

If you can’t bake her a cake this year, this may just be the next best thing. We love gifting Milk Bar’s creative confections, like these Red Velvet Truffles. 

Read our full review 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 reusable bag that comes in dozens of fun prints

baggu

Baggu Standard Baggu, available at Baggu, $12

You can never have too many reusable bags, especially when they’re as cute as the ones Baggu makes. The Standard Baggu is designed to hold up to 50 pounds and folds into a flat 5-inch by 5-inch pouch for easy storage in her purse. 

Read our full review here

A fun pair of summery shoes

soludos

Soludos Swimmers Embroidered Espadrille, available at Soludos, $25

If they’re dreaming of warmer weather or love to plan ahead, espadrilles make a great gift. Soludos espadrilles are lightweight, easy to slip on, and come in tons of fun designs. This pair is embroidered with little swimmers for a summery feel, but if it’s not her style there are plenty more cute options to choose from

Read our full review here.

A calming weighted blanket

casper weighted blanket

Casper Weighted Blanket, available at Casper, from $152.10

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. 

A luxe body lotion

Necessaire lotion

Nécessaire The Body Lotion, available at Sephora, $25

Upgrade her post-shower routine with this super hydrating, skin-smoothing body lotion. It’s filled with nourishing, clean ingredients that will keep dry skin at bay. 

Read our full review here.

A cold brew coffee maker for her mornings

OXO cold brew maker

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 pain-relieving seat cushion

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Purple Seat Cushion, available at Purple, from $39

Sitting all day in uncomfortable chairs can really strain her back. Show her you care with a seat cushion to help alleviate some of the pain. Purple makes pillows in different shapes and sizes to target and support specific areas, but all are very supportive and comfortable.

Read our full review here

A creative subscription for coffee lovers

atlas coffee subscription or gift set

Atlas Coffee Club Gift Subscription, available at Atlas Coffee Club, from $60

Atlas Coffee Club is an affordable subscription service that’ll send her a new bag of globally-curated, single-origin coffee beans each month. Each shipment comes with brewing information, a postcard from the country of origin, tasting notes, and packaging inspired by the country of origin’s culture for an immersive and educational experience. 

Read our full review here

A sheet set that makes bedtime better

Brooklinen sheets

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

Brooklinen has a well-earned reputation as the internet’s favorite bedding startup. Its bedding is comfortable and luxurious, and any of the 14 colors and patterns can instantly elevate the look of her bedroom. If she’s not ready to revamp her whole bedding set, gift her a pair of pillowcases to start. 

Read our full review here

A cute and practical charging pad

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Courant Catch:3 Wireless Charger, available at Courant, $175

While charging pads are useful tech gifts, many are made with generic and unsightly plastic. Courant is changing that with the Catch:3. The wireless charging pad is made with sleek aluminum and pebbled leather that comes in appealing colors like Dusty Rose, and doubles as a catchall tray for all their knick-knacks.

A little box of cute trinkets

Greetabl gifts

Greetabl Custom Gift Box, available at Greetabl, from $13

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 gift set of delightfully scented candles

Otherland candles

Otherland Single Flame Candle, available at Otherland, $36

Otherland Threesome Candle Gift Set, available at Otherland, $89

Candles make a great gift for just about any woman who loves to make their home smell good. Otherland combines gorgeous packaging with incredible scents for candles that will transport her with their whimsy. Choose from scents like Canopy, which blends fresh fig with herby ivy greens and mint, or Chandelier, which mixes light Champagne with saffron and musky leather.

Read our full review here.

A nourishing hair mask for dry hair

briogeo hair mask

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, available at Sephora, $38

Heat-damaged, color-treated, or just plain dry hair will love this deep conditioning mask. Rosehip and almond oils, B-vitamins, and algae extract will help refresh her strands with some much-needed moisture.

Read our full review here.

Hand sanitizer that looks cool while fending off bacteria

hand sanitizer touchland orange

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

Let’s face it — no one has ever loved the gift of hand sanitizer. But it’s actually really practical! Touchland is a new startup that’s out to make attractive and efficacious hand sanitizers that they’ll want to use. The spray formula is moisturizing, doesn’t smell like alcohol or leave hands sticky, and comes in a sleek modern packaging they’ll be proud to show off. 

Read our full review here.

A Kindle so she can read literally anything, anywhere

amazon kindle paperwhite $130

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $129.99

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 smart fitness tracker

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Fitbit Inspire HR, available at Best Buy, $79.95

This Fitbit is an all-in-one smartwatch and a fitness tracker with plenty of great features she’ll enjoy using. From 24/7 activity and sleep tracking to water resistance, call and text capabilities, and more, she can wear this everywhere she goes. 

Read on for the different Fitbit versions here.

A Polaroid camera for instant snapshots

instax

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.

An Amazon Echo that matches her style

amazon echo 2020

Amazon Echo (4th generation), available at Amazon, $99.99

The Echo is the perfect addition to her nightstand or countertop. It uses Alexa to accomplish any number of tasks, from answering questions to reordering supplies on Amazon and comes in five colors that’ll complement her style.

Read our full review here

A lip gloss that has all the benefits of a balm

Tower 28 lip gloss

Tower28 Beauty Jelly Lip Gloss, available at Credo Beauty, $14

This clean-beauty favorite delivers the glossy sheen of a lip gloss but with the nourishing ingredients of a lip balm. The non-sticky consistency is perfect for everyday wear and the pocket-sized tubes are easy to stash in a handbag. 

Read our full review here

A new and entertaining Echo Show

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Amazon Echo Show 5, available at Best Buy, $44.99

Whether she has a host of Alexa-enabled devices or is new to smart home technology, she’ll love using the Echo Show. The latest version is sleeker and more compact than ever before, with a bright display which she can use to watch her favorite shows, video call her friends, keep an eye on her security cameras, and more. 

A mini waffle iron for cute and quick breakfasts

dash waffle maker

Dash Mini Waffle Maker, available at Bed Bath & Beyond, $9.99

Not only does this mini waffle maker take up a little counter space, but it also heats up in minutes, so she can make her favorite breakfast in a flash. 

A small smart speaker

google home mini

Google Home Mini, available at Best Buy, $34.99

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. 

An electric toothbrush she didn’t think she needed

Goby Toothbrush

Goby Brush Kit, available at Goby, from $55

The direct-to-consumer model has found its place in almost every industry, toothbrushes included. Goby is a startup making great electric toothbrushes at more reasonable prices than most by selling them straight to their customers. Plus, the bright colors will make brushing her teeth a little more fun.  

Read our full review here.

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 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 book club that will never cancel on her (unless she wants to skip a month)

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Book of the Month 3-Month Gift Membership, available at Book of the Month, from $49.99

A Book of the Month membership is the perfect gift to satisfy the bookworm on your list. This gift membership gets your bookworm their pick of the best new books for $12.50 to $15 a month depending on the length of subscription you choose to gift (three, six, or 12 months). They can also request extra books for an additional $9.99 each if they read more than one book a month. We included this membership in our roundup of the best book lover gifts, too.

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

Gifts for her Le Creuset

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.

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 stylish and comfortable pair of shoes

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Allbirds Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $95

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 frame to show off her favorite Polaroid shots

Gifts for her frame

Instax Collage Frame, available at Michaels, $24.99

This frame is the perfect addition to go with her Polaroid camera. With slots made to fit the miniature prints, she’ll love using this to show off her best snapshots. 

Beautiful floral bouquets

The Bouqs Co.

The Bouqs Co. bouquets, available at The Bouqs Co., from $36

UrbanStems bouquets, available at UrbanStems, from $50

Both of these online florists offer stunning arrangements made from only the freshest blooms, and they’re delivered quickly too. 

Read our full reviews of The Bouqs and UrbanStems here.

A practical everyday bag that looks good too

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Dagne Dover Ryan Laptop Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $135

Gift a Dagne Dover E-Gift Card, from $25

We’re huge fans of Dagne Dover’s thoughtfully designed bags. The Weston and Ryan bags are laptop bags with the brand’s signature sleek neoprene fabric and smart design that keeps everything she’ll need organized and easily accessible.

Read our full review here

Easy-to-care-for succulents to add some green to her space

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Check out The Sill’s selection of succulents, from $14

Bring some life to her space with these adorable succulents. With little attention needed, they’re a great gift for amateur plant parents and experienced ones alike. 

Read our full review here.

Cups of healthy food she can take on the go

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

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. 

Fancy olive oil

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Brightland Alive Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

If she spends a lot of time in the kitchen, she’ll appreciate this high-quality olive oil. A drizzle of Alive from Brightland adds a vibrant, zesty flavor to any dish, plus the beautiful bottle will look great on display in her kitchen. 

Read our full review here.

A pair of leggings that are just as fashionable as they are comfortable

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Outdoor Voices 7/8 Springs Leggings, available at Outdoor Voices, $78

Outdoor Voices has made its name in the athleisure world for offering high-quality workout apparel that women feel great and look great in. This pair comes in six color options and has a unique color-blocked style, plus a snug compression fit that actually works to keep her comfortable through a long workout.

A luxurious and relaxing bubble bath

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

Just because she’s not a kid anymore doesn’t mean she’s too old for a bubble bath. This foaming bubble bath is the upgraded adult version, with the calming properties of lavender sure to soothe her body and mind. 

A set of loose-leaf teas that even Oprah loves

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Vadham Chai Tea Reserve Set, available at Amazon, $34.99

This set of loose-leaf teas made it into Oprah’s Favorite Things back in 2018. It’s filled with three variations of chai that she’ll enjoy sipping. If she’s exclusively a tea drinker, check out our gift guide for tea lovers

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

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Paravel Aviator Carry-On, available at Paravel, from $255

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 pressure cooker she’ll use to make everything

Instant Pot

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.

A customized map of her favorite place

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

Nostalgic gifts always make great ones. Pick any location you want, whether it’s a whole city or a very specific address, then customize the map with colors, labels, frames, your desired orientation, and more. It’s an undeniably cool gift and one that’s sure to make her sentimental.

Read our full review here.

Chocolate-covered strawberries

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Shari’s Berries Dozen Gourmet Dipped Fancy Strawberries, available at Shari’s Berries, $39.99

Chocolate covered strawberries are a woman’s best friend. These are so good that she’ll want to eat all of these rich milk, dark, and white chocolate strawberries all by herself. 

A cookbook full of unique and delicious recipes

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

Urbanite turned farmer’s wife with a Chinese and Jewish background, Molly Yeh has lots of unlikely stories and recipes to share. Her book delves into her life story between recipes which blend cooking techniques, ingredients, and dishes she’s picked up from all corners of her life. The result? Unusual and delicious creations, like Scallion Pancake Challah and Asian Scotch Eggs. It’s a great pick for adventurous cooks who can appreciate a good laugh along the way. 

A Champagne flute that’ll keep her bubbles chilled

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Corkcicle Stemless Champagne Flute, available at Williams Sonoma $19.95

She enjoys her bubbles best when cold, so make sure they’re always just the way she likes them, with the inventive Corkcicle flute. The shatterproof stainless steel and triple insulation promise crisp champagne every time. 

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.

A watch that nails the minimalist aesthetic

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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.

The one that she’ll never be able to put down

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“I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends” by Kelsey Miller, available at Amazon, from $14.49

Real “Friends” fans have already seen every episode (more than once), but they probably haven’t read this book. Miller dives into “Friends,” analyzing the show’s history, ’90s history in general, and more to create a picture of how this show came to be the phenomenon that we’re still watching today. 

A great pair of wireless earbuds

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Apple AirPods with Charging Case, available at Target, $119.99

Once she tries wireless earbuds, she won’t want to go back to the wired kind. AirPods are a reliable gift for nearly any occasion, and they’re compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device. 

Read on for the different AirPod versions here.

A powerful wireless speaker

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Sonos One (Gen 2), available at Best Buy, $199.99

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.

A pair of joggers made for just lounging around

Tommy John Lounger

Tommy John Lounge Jogger, available at Tommy John, $78

Gift a Tommy John E-Gift Card, from $25

Sometimes, she just wants to lounge around in something super soft. And by sometimes, we mean all the time. Treat her to some super-soft loungewear so she can feel great when loafing around. 

Read our full review here

A set of great makeup bags

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Leatherology Clamshell Makeup Bag Set, available at Leatherology, $180

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 really good mug she can take camping or into the office

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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. 

Haircare products that have her name written all over them

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

Ordinarily, it might seem strange to gift someone bottles of shampoo and conditioner, but not with Function of Beauty’s highly giftable products. They take her hair concerns into account when developing her personalized haircare system. She can also choose the color and fragrance of her formula, and even the labels on the bottles.

Read our full review here.

A serum that holds up to its name

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Maelove Glow Maker Serum, available at Maelove, $27.95

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 soft robe she’ll love to wrap up in

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Parachute Classic Bathrobe, available at Parachute, $99

A plush bathrobe will make every morning feel like a trip to the spa for her. Parachute’s soft Turkish cotton robe comes in four colors: white, mineral, blush, and stone. This fluffy gift for the woman in your life will become her go-to pick. 

Read our full review here.

A handy streaming device

Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra, available at Walmart, from $67.13

Maybe she’s trying to cut the cord with cable, or maybe she’s just sick of watching Netflix solely on her laptop. Whatever it is, a Roku Ultra is an easy-to-use device that gives her access to plenty of awesome content to stream. 

Read our full review here.

A flask that brews her tea on the go

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T2 Tea Stainless Steel Flask, available at Amazon, from $35

She loves having her tea every morning, but there’s no way for her to brew the loose-leaf in an insulated mug. That’s exactly what the T2 does. All she has to do is fill with water, load up the infuser with her favorite tea, and let it brew. Plus, the T2 keeps tea warm for up to six hours, so she can enjoy it throughout the day.

A hype-worthy pullover

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Patagonia Organic Cotton Quilt Snap-T Pullover, available at Patagonia, $149

There’s a lot of hype around Patagonia apparel, but we think it’s warranted. This sweater embodies the Patagonia ethos of great fitting, high-quality, performance apparel with its super-soft, warm cotton and a quilted exterior that looks nice too. 

Read our full review here.

A surprise set of new undies

MeUndies

MeUndies Custom Pack, available at MeUndies, from $45

MeUndies makes shopping for underwear a lot more fun, and this gift set is just one example. You can choose from MeUndies’ unique designs to assure the pack is suitable to her style. 

Read our full review here.

A month of unlimited shopping

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

Okay, so not all the shopping, but Rent The Runway is a great choice for shoppers who constantly want to update their wardrobe without spending major bucks. Rent the Runway has great luxury brands for her to choose from, with everything from casual weekend wares to special occasion outfits.

Read our full review here

The gift of delicious cheese

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Cellars at Jasper Hill Cheese Collection, available at Williams Sonoma, $79.95

Delight her with a gift box of handcrafted cheeses from Vermont. There’s some English-style cheddar, a cave-aged semi-firm cheese, a mild and salty blue, and a bright rind cheese, so she can stick to what she knows or try something new. Let’s face it, it’s all delicious.

A set of dark towels that won’t show her makeup stains

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

These gentle and fluffy towels were made to help her wash off the day’s makeup with ease. There are three different patterns you can choose to embroider onto the towels, all of which are adorable.

Read our full review here.

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.

An indoor garden for her green thumb

Click and Grow

Click and Grow Indoor Herb Garden, available at Amazon, $99.95

Give the experienced or aspiring green thumb this countertop herb garden — it’ll add some much-needed color and delicious herbs to their space. The device is effortless to use, so even amateur gardeners won’t mess it up. 

Read our full review here.

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36 thoughtful, last-minute gifts that don’t feel rushed

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The Sill

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

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

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

Check out our 36 picks for last-minute gifts:

A virtual message from their favorite star

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Personalized video message, available at Cameo, from $1

Has a certain TV show become their quarantine guilty pleasure? Request a Cameo from their favorite TV star, film actor, or comedian. Cameo offers over 40,000 celebrities and entertainment personalities to choose from, with plenty of options under $150, and select talent can fulfill requests within 24 hours. Just include some details, and they’ll create a personalized video message.

An electric toothbrush with top-notch accessories

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Quip gift card, available at Quip, from $50

Give them the gift of better oral hygiene with a Quip toothbrush, which pairs with an electric toothbrush, bundle, starter kit, or accessory, so they’ll always be brushing with the most thorough and efficient brush tools.

Read our full review of Quip versus Philips Sonicare here.

A luxe jewelry rental service

Rocksbox

Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription Box, available at Rocksbox, $49/three months

Grant them full access to the ultimate jewelry collection, featuring top designer brands like Kendra Scott, Kate Spade, Gorjana, and more. Every month, Rocksbox will send three pieces of jewelry chosen by a personal stylist, with free shipping both ways. Get them started by choosing from three different membership packages: 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months.

Read our full Rocksbox review here.

A carefully curated sheet mask subscription

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FaceTory Handpicked Korean Sheet Masks Subscription Box, available at Amazon, $11.90/month

Jumpstart their self-care routine with one of these monthly face mask boxes. These subscription sets feature carefully curated Korean sheet masks that are suitable for all skin types. The FaceTory Team selects rising, trending, and beloved K-beauty products that can’t be found anywhere else. They also add a guide with tips, directions, and benefits for each mask. 

A diaper and wipe bundle for expecting mothers

Honest

Honest Diaper + Wipes Bundle, available at Honest $79.95/bundle

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

A yearlong magazine subscription

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Magazine subscription, available at Amazon, starting at $5/year

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

A low-maintenance plant service

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Plants for Beginners Subscription, available at The Sill, $60/month

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

Read our full review of The Sill here.

An endless closet of designer clothing

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Rent the Runway membership, available at Rent the Runway, $69/month

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

Read our full review of Rent the Runway here.

A Murray’s Monthly Clubs subscription for cheese lovers

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Cheese of the Month subscription, available at Murray’s, from $63/month

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

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

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

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Give a wine gift from NakedWines.com

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

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

A Disney+ gift subscription

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Disney+ Gift Subscription Service, available at Disney, $79.99/year

It gives unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox, and costs just $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here.

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

A flower subscription service for freshly delivered blooms

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Flower subscription, available at The Bouqs Co., from $36 per shipment

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

A gift that’s as uniquely sweet as they are

Sugarwish

Sugarwish treat boxes, available at Sugarwish, from $19.98 for two selections

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

A Headspace subscription for soothing meditations

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Meditation App Subscription, available at Headspace from $12.99/month

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

A Masterclass subscription to learn from the best

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Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $15/month

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

An Amazon Prime membership to make life easier

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Amazon Prime membership, available at Amazon, from $12.99/month or $119/year

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

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

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Everlane e-gift card, available at Everlane from $25

Everlane is our go-to for all things considered “closet staples” — from cozy cashmere to classic button-downs, comfortable cotton tees to casual denim. We can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be able to put an Everlane e-gift card to use, especially when they can start shopping as soon as they open the e-gift card confirmation email. 

Check out every style we’ve tried from Everlane here

A Hulu gift card for the TV-obsessed

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Hulu gift card, available at Walmart, from $25

Hulu, like Netflix, is a must-have for TV fiends. Whether or not they already have a membership (which you may or may not mooch off of), this gift card can be used to sign up or pay for their next few months with the service. 

An Amazon Kindle for book lovers who travel frequently

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Target, $129.99

Kindles make the perfect last-minute gift for voracious readers. Even if the recipient swears by the feeling of a real book in their hands, once they see how much easier it is to travel with one thin tablet instead of six thick novels, they’ll be grateful you introduced them. The Paperwhite has a backlit screen with zero glare, so they can read it as easily outside as in bed with the lights out. Another plus? It’s waterproof. 

Read about our experience with the new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite here

A Book of the Month subscription for bibliophiles who like to hold books in their hands

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

If the Kindle just isn’t their thing, the Book of the Month Club might be a perfect alternative. The subscription service narrows a selection of new releases down to five options, and the recipient will be able to choose which hardcover book they’d like to receive each month. If they don’t like any of that month’s selections, they can also opt to skip and wait until next month’s choices come out. 

A gift card to their favorite music streaming service

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Send a gift card or subscription to SpotifyAmazon Music Unlimited, or Apple Music

Sometimes the simple, practical route is the way to go when it comes to last-minute gifting. If they’re one for spontaneous at-home dance parties or often found screaming their favorite songs in the car, a free month of their go-to music streaming service can prove to be just as thoughtful as a gift that’s purchased weeks in advance.

A box full of nostalgic treats

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Oreo, Golden Oreo, Chips Ahoy, and Nutter Butter Gift Box, available at Amazon, $12.88

If they never quite outgrew this favorite childhood snack (or if they’re just one for sentimentalism), this box full of Oreos, Golden Oreos, Chips Ahoy, and Nutter Butter cookies will have them feeling like they’re back in the good old days in no time. Prime members can receive one-day shipping on this item depending on what time of day they place their order, so if their big day is tomorrow, we’ve got you covered.

A bouquet to satisfy any sweet tooth

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Sweet Chocolate Covered Donut & Cake Pop Bouquet, available at Harry & David, $54.99

You may not be able to make them breakfast in bed, but you can still ensure they have a sweet morning with this donut and cake pop bouquet delivery. All of the mini treats are dipped in either dark or white chocolate and topped with chocolate drizzle and candy toppings. Best of all for last-minute shoppers, express shipping can be applied to this gift.

An e-gift card to Warby Parker for the daily glasses-wearer

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Warby Parker e-gift cards, available at Warby Parker, from $50

Glasses have become a means of helping people to express their individual sense of style, a trend only bolstered by stylish online glasses retailers. Warby Parker has managed to make prescription glasses affordable (a baseline pair starts at just $95, including lenses), but even if your giftee doesn’t wear prescription glasses, the company also makes non-prescription sunglasses that are equally as good-looking. Digital gift cards are delivered to your recipient’s email immediately.

A wine subscription for new bottles delivered right to their door

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Wine Delivery gift card, available at Winc, from $50

Winc is a wine delivery subscription that brings the good stuff right to your recipient’s door. Users take a quiz and share information about their taste preferences before receiving expert recommendations about bottles they may like. They can choose what to include in their box, and since each bottle is priced individually, they can control the cost of each delivery. Gift cards can be emailed to the recipient and used toward the cost of a box (or a few, if you’re feeling extra generous). 

A BarkBox subscription for anyone who’s just a little too obsessed with their dog

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Dog Treats Subscription Box, available at BarkBox, from $35/month

Whether they just got a new puppy or they’ve had one for a while now, you can’t go wrong with a BarkBox subscription for any dog parent. To give it as a gift, simply input the name of their pup and its relative size (small, medium, or large), and select a one-, three-, six-, or 12-month increment. You can send the box directly to their house or purchase a digital gift card, which can be redeemed immediately.

A coffee subscription to help them stay caffeinated

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Coffee Subscription Box, available at Atlas Coffee Club, $60/3 months

Atlas makes some of our favorite coffee out there, and it fresh roasts each batch before sending it out so you know the coffee you’ll get hasn’t been sitting on a shelf for six months. Any caffeine fiend will love receiving beans or grounds direct to their door each month, giving you extra brownie points each time.

Read about our experience with Atlas Coffee Club here.

A gift card to frame their art or photos

Framebridge, from $25

Framebridge gift card, available at Framebridge, from $25

Everyone appreciates having a beautiful frame for their photos, posters, or artwork — but no one actually likes paying for it themselves. They’ll enjoy the chance to custom frame something for her home with Framebridge. Bonus points if you also print and send cute family photos for her to frame.

A fun and convenient way to freshen up their wardrobe

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Personalized Styling Service Gift Card, available at Stitch Fitch, from $20

It’s natural to settle into a dressing routine, but if you sense that they’re no longer excited by their closet, a Stitch Fix gift card is the perfect solution. Recipients can try out different brands and styles that they wouldn’t ordinarily buy, and it’s easy to return pieces with the provided prepaid shipping labels.

A travel-planning service that does all the work for them

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Airbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25

For the person who is currently dreaming about where to go post-pandemic, this gift card will help ensure their next trip is stellar. Airbnb has thousands of listings for private home vacation rentals around the globe and across the US. They can choose from premium Luxe listings like a villa in Malibu, find a location close to a national park for outdoor exploration, or opt for a unique getaway like a tree house rental.

This is also a thoughtful option for anyone who has to travel right now since experts and the CDC note that private home rentals are currently safer than hotel stays.

A customizable suitcase

CALPAK

CALPAK gift card, available at CALPAK, from $25

Ordering a piece of luggage that best suits them will take too long if you’re strapped for time, plus you might not know exactly what they like. You’re better off giving a gift card so they can choose from plenty of fun options. From confetti to marble patterns, CALPAK offers suitcase designs for every traveler. 

An Echo Dot for the smart-home enthusiast

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Amazon Echo Dot, available at Best Buy, $44.99

If you have at least one days’ worth of foresight, the new Echo Dot is a great last-minute gift that won’t require much effort. Whether you know for a fact that they have just started outfitting their home with smart capabilities, or you at least have a suspicion that they’d enjoy the convenience of having Alexa around to answer questions and play games, the Dot is a great pick. 

A Birchbox subscription for beauty and skincare lovers

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Birchbox Subscription Box, available at Birchbox, from $84/6 months

There’s a reason Birchbox is so popular — it’s a super affordable way to find and learn about new beauty, skincare, and grooming products without the risk of spending too much on full-sized options the recipient might not like. For $30-$45, you’ll be able to gift three months’ worth of boxes right to their door. For a more substantial option, you can gift six months for $84, or 12 months for $156.  

A Blue Apron subscription

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Blue Apron Subscription Gift, available at Blue Apron, choose your amount

Blue Apron’s meal kits are the perfect last-minute gift for anyone who enjoys cooking but lacks the time or foresight to do the planning and prepping involved. It costs $47.95 for two servings of two recipes each week, so they’ll save time shopping and prepping meals, which is arguably worth more than the price of the subscription.

A salami of the month club for the meat lovers

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Olympia Provisions Artisanal Salami, available at Food52, from $40

You know the type — always orders a charcuterie board, could survive on prosciutto, prefers savory over sweet. Spoil your giftee with a salami delivery, and hope they invite you over for a dinner party soon when we can all get together again. 

A hot sauce subscription for heat seekers

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Fuego Box quarterly hot sauce subscription, available at Food52, $120

They’ll get fired up for this quarterly delivery of small-batch hot sauce, which is curated by Fuego Box and filled with gourmet picks from all over the country. Each box contains three five-ounce bottles. 

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30 gifts for the outdoor lover in your life – including gear for camping, climbing, fishing, and traveling

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  • Footwear, cookware, drinkware, and outerwear; it takes a lot to accommodate a 21st-century human in the great outdoors.
  • There’s an endless list any outdoorsperson is in need of but we’ve compiled a few ideas to make shopping easier.
  • If you need more gifting inspiration, check out all of our gift guides here.

The easy thing about shopping for the outdoorsy sorts in your life is that chances are good they’re in need of one thing or another – be it an upgraded pair of hiking boots, a new set of binoculars, or any sort of knickknack or otherwise they can stuff into a backpack.

And no, playing around in the dirt and water is not a cheap hobby: Whether they’re climbing, fly fishing, camping, surfing, or just hanging at the beach, there are certain pieces of equipment that are simply essential, no matter the cost. But not just anything will do – good gear is good gear, and there are no cutting corners to produce it.

Below is a roundup of some gear (most of which we’ve tried and depended upon ourselves) that should fit the bill.

The top 5 gifts for outdoor lovers:

  1. A smokeless fire pit that also charges their phone ($250)
  2. A cast-iron set equipped for any fire ($93)
  3. A pair of comfortable, yet durable hiking socks ($26)
  4. The wildly popular L.L. Bean Boot ($139)
  5. A wool blanket that’ll be in their kit for decades ($150)

Here are 30 gifts fit for any fan of the outdoors:

This gift guide includes a sponsored product that has been suggested by Hydro Flask. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*

A nearly smokeless fire pit (and grill) that charges your phone

BioLite fire pit

BioLite FirePit, available at Uncommon Goods, $250

Thanks to the vortex created by its Bluetooth-controlled fan, Biolite’s Firepit is so smokeless you could almost light it indoors. Biolite strongly discourages your doing so, but it’s good peace of mind for those who fear a faceful of campfire smoke. 

Boots fit for it all

Bean Boots

Men’s Bean Boots, available at L.L. Bean, $139

Women’s Bean Boots, available at L.L. Bean, $139

If they’ve never owned a pair of these, it may be about time.

An outdoor kitchen set fit for any meal

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Hydro Flask Outdoor Kitchen Set, $287.60

Picnics, hikes, or campsites — no matter what your next adventure brings, it’ll likely be even better with some good food. Hydro Flask’s complete outdoor dining set comes with a plate, bowls, a tumbler, flatware, and serving spoons, so your next meal will be ready to follow you wherever life takes you.

*Sponsored by Hydro Flask

A guide to mastery of outdoors-person-ship

Kaufman Mercantile guide

The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide, available at Amazon, $24.95

Chop wood, build a fire, carry water, and so on.

Comfortable, yet durable hiking socks

Darn Tough socks

Darn Tough Merino Wool Hiking Socks, available at Darn Tough Vermont, $26

Dubbed our best overall hiking socks, these socks are just as Darn Tough as the name implies, all while remaining snug and flexible. 

A waterproof, drop-proof, virtually life-proof smartphone case

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LifeProof cases, available at LifeProof, from $39.95

If they really spend time in the great outdoors, this will save their phone exactly 15 times per year, give or take.

A boxful of fishing tackle

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Mystery Tackle Box Gift Boxes and Subscriptions, available at Karl’s Bait & Tackle by Catch Co, starting at $16.99 per month

Available in three sizes, and in subscriptions, you (or they) can pick the general type of tackle they receive based on their target species and angling methods.

A small but perfectly functional, does-it-all packable cutlery set

Opinel Nomad Kit

Opinel Nomad Kit, available at Amazon, $85

Opinel Oyster Blade, available at Amazon, $20

This kit, complete with hardwood cutting board, microfiber towel, serrated blade, straight blade, peeler, and wine opener, is all you really need to perform campfire meal prep. Toss in an oyster shucking tool for good measure.

A handmade bota bag

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Traditional Handmade Bota Wineskin Bag, available at Amazon, $106.95

Nothing screams an afternoon sauntering through the Pyrenees like a bota bag. And there’s nothing more romantic than that.

A sleeping bag built for bivouac, alpine camping

Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag

Hybrid Sleeping Bag, available at Patagonia, from $158.99

Grade VII Down Parka, available at Patagonia, $899

For serious climbers, this half-weight (already lightweight) down sleeping bag, paired with a belay parka, is all they need for a sound(ish) night’s sleep dangling from Half-Dome.

A backpack for all the essentials

Osprey Atmos

Osprey Atmos AG 65 pack, available at REI, $270

The Osprey Atmos/Aura AG 65, is incredibly versatile, spacious, and comfortable – the combination of which has earned it the Insider Reviews title of the best overall hiking backpack

A portable stove (and pizza oven) they can pack in that also charges their phone

BaseCamp PizzaDome Bundle

BaseCamp stove and PizzaDome, available at BioLite, $299.95

Okay, so maybe it’s a bit cumbersome for a true trek, but a short hike to a campsite with this handy little kit will have them cooking, baking, or firing off pizzas just about anywhere they so please. The heat this thing generates also charges a battery, which can then power anything that runs through a USB port. Far out, indeed.

A waterproof, drop-proof, and virtually life-proof power pack

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Lifeactív Power Pack 20, available at LifeProof, $79.99

At 20,000 mAh, it can even charge their laptop out in the wilderness and also comes equipped with a flashlight.

An eco-friendly scarf for the slopes

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Stio Turpin Fleece Scarf, available at Stio, $35

If that gator isn’t quite their cup of tea, this recycled heather fleece scarf ought to do the trick.

Sturdy cooking irons for the campfire

Cooking Irons

Cooking irons, available at Camp Chef, from $18

No more flimsy sticks or dropping precious dinners into the fire.

A wool blanket to last a lifetime

Faribault throw

Faribault Cabin Wool Throw, available at Faribault Woolen Mill, $150

Few wool brands bear as much heritage as Faribault.

A fresh pair of binos

Nikon binoculars

Nikon 8×30 ProStaff Binoculars, available at B&H, $186.95

Whether they’re tracking game or wayfinding, be it by land or sea, these won’t go unappreciated.

Proper gear protection

Pelican suitcases

Pelican luggage, available at Amazon, from $316.24

Cameras, laptops, lights: Whatever they’re dragging around the world, they can always use another one of these (and if this is their first, then it’s about time).

A campfire defender to keep their campfires (and maybe them) dry

Campfire Protection

Campfire Safety Cover Pro Kit, available at The Grommet, $150

It’s not much, but it’ll make all the difference.

A 6-piece cast iron set built for any fire

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6-Piece Cast Iron Set, available at Camp Chef, $93

A dutch oven, another one with a skillet for a lid, a regular-sized pan, and even a steel stand for the fire. What else do you really need for cookware in the bush?

A bracelet to save the seas

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4ocean Bracelet, available at Amazon, $20.55

4ocean pulls a pound of trash from the oceans and/or coastlines with every bracelet purchased. Since the project began in 2017, 4ocean has removed nearly 10 million pounds of trash from waterways and coastlines.

A highly stowable vacuum sealer

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FoodSaver Space-Saving Vacuum Sealer, available at Kohl’s, $87.99

So they (and you) don’t have to endure any more spoiled and/or freezer-burned fish and game.

A 2-in-1 beer cozy (can or bottle) and cocktail cup

Hydro Flask cooler cup

Hydro Flask Cooler Cup, available at Hydro Flask, from $18.71

Longnecks, stubbies, cans (of any size), cocktails: This thing can cradle them all.

A sleeping bag fit for winter

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Nemo Equipment Inc. Sonic 0 Sleeping Bag, available at Backcountry, from $549.95

If they’re into winter camping, or considering it, start them off right.

Sunglasses that contribute to shark conservation

Costa Del Mar Ocearch

Costa Del Mar Ocearch Sunglasses, available at Amazon, from $140

Ocearch is on the forefront of shark research, catching and tagging fish that, at points, scientists never thought possible. Help support Ocearch by helping your loved one(s) protect their retinas out there.

A highly durable reusable insulated water bottle

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Insulated TKWide 32-ounce with Chug Cap, available at Klean Kanteen, from $40

A trusty reusable water bottle is a must for anyone who spends even a little bit of time outside, be it camping, backpacking, or hiking. The fact they have such a positive impact on the planet doesn’t hurt, either. 

An adventurer, after all, needs the right hat

Filson hat

Packer Hat, available at Filson, from $70

That ratty old baseball cap just doesn’t speak to their soul. Get them something that does, and will last.

A palatial tent upgrade

Wawona 6 Tent

Wawona 6 Tent, available at The North Face, for $399

This will change their world.

A classy bamboo fly rod

Bamboo rods

Bamboo Fly Rods, available at Orvis, from $2,998

If they’ve put in their years with graphite and fiberglass, it’s time they uphold the tradition of fly-flinging to its utmost.

A high-grade stainless steel decanter with magnetic tumbler glasses

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High Camp Firelight Magnetic Flask Decanter Set, available at High Camp Flasks, $125

So they stop smashing their fifth of fancy Scotch on their way up the mountain.

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