How to record the screen on an Android phone and edit your screen recording

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Screen recording on an Android only takes a tap.

  • You can screen record on an Android smartphone with or without sound.
  • Before you can screen record, you’ll need to enable the option in your Android Quick Settings menu.
  • If you’re running an older version of Android, you might need to use a third-party app like AZ Screen Recorder – No Root.
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In the past, if you wanted to make a screen recording on your Android, you’d need to either download a third-party app or hope that your phone’s manufacturer included one.

Now, however, all new Android phones have a screen recorder built-in. It’s easy to find and use to record nearly any app – there are some exceptions for apps like Netflix, which will just give you a black screen.

How to screen record on an Android phone

1. The Screen Recorder is found in the notification panel, so swipe down from the top of the screen – then swipe again so you can see the Quick Settings.

2. The Screen Recorder icon probably won’t be here if this is your first time using it, so tap the Customize icon (shaped like a pencil) and then drag the Screen Recorder icon from the bottom of the screen to the top, so it appears in the Quick Settings. Then tap the arrow to exit.

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You’ll need to add the Screen Recorder to the Quick Settings by editing the icon list – tap the pencil icon to get started.

3. Swipe down from the top twice to see the Quick Settings and tap the new “Screen Record” icon.

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Start the Screen Recorder by tapping “Screen Record.”

4. Choose if you want to record audio with your screen recording and if you want to show where you touch the screen. To turn either of these settings on, swipe the buttons to the right.

5. Tap “Start.”

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If you want to, enable sound and a visual indication of touches before you start recording.

6. You’re now recording. When you’re done, swipe down from the top and then tap the red Screen Recorder notification that says “Tap to stop.”

Finding and editing your screen recording on Android

After your recording is complete, you’ll find it in whatever your phone’s default camera roll is – on most phones, this will be Google Photos.

1. Start the Google Photos app on your phone.

2. Tap “Photos” in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

3. The screen recording should be in the Today section.

You can use Google Photos to edit your screen recording as well – you can trim the start and end of the video to eliminate unwanted bits at either end of the video.

1. Start Google Photos and open the screen recording.

2. Tap the edit icon at the bottom of the screen. It’s in the middle, between the Share and Trash icons.

3. At the bottom of the screen, drag the bar on the left of the video timeline toward the right. This trims away the start of the video. Find the spot you want the video to begin, and then repeat that process for the bar on the right side to shorten the end of the video.

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You can drag the start and end point of the video to trim away unwanted moments from the beginning and end of the video.

4. When you’re satisfied, tap “Save a copy” at the top of the screen. You now have an edited version of the original screen recording.

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How to record the screen on your iPhone, and find or edit your screen recordings

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Screen recording on an iPhone is simple.

  • To screen record on an iPhone, enable the recording feature and select it in the Control Center.
  • All your screen recordings will be saved to the Photos app, where you can edit or share them freely.
  • Your screen recordings can include your iPhone’s audio, as well as your own narration.
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Taking a screenshot – a single still image of your iPhone’s screen – is pretty easy. And luckily, taking a screen recording – a video of your iPhone’s screen – is just as easy, once you know how to enable it.

Here’s how to screen record on your iPhone, and then find the video once it’s saved.

Enabling screen recordings on your iPhone

Before you can record your screen, you’ll need to turn on the screen recording feature.

1. Open the Settings app and then tap “Control Center.” Tap “Customize Controls.”

2. Find “Screen Recording.” If it isn’t already in the section labeled “Include,” tap the green plus sign next to it. You should see it move to the “Include” section.

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Screen Recording should be listed in the Include section.

If you ever want to disable screen recording again, just return to this screen and tap the red minus sign next to it.

How to screen record on your iPhone

Once you’ve turned the feature on, taking a screen recording is as easy as pressing a button.

1. Open your iPhone’s Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen – or, if you have an iPhone with a home button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

2. Tap the “Record” button.

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Tapping the Record button, found in the Control Center, starts a 3-second countdown to recording your screen.

3. After a three second countdown, the Record button will turn red and it will record everything you do, even if you close the Control Center. You’ll know you’re still recording because the time, shown in the upper left corner, will be red.

5. To stop recording, tap the red time indicator at the top left of the screen and then tap “Stop.” You can also open the Control Center and tap the record button again.

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The time display in the upper left corner will appear in red when you are recording – tap it to stop.

Finding and editing your iPhone screen recording

Your new recording will appear in the Camera Roll. To see it, open the Photos app and it should be the newest item. From here, you can share or edit it like any other photo or video.

If you’re a perfectionist, you might want to trim the start or end of your video. You can edit the video and save it as a new clip – it won’t affect the original video, but will give you an edited version you can share.

1. Find the video in the Photos app and tap it.

2. Tap “Edit.”

3. At the bottom of the screen, tap and drag the arrow at the very start of the video to the right. It will become a yellow frame.

4. Size the frame to trim the video down to just the part you want to keep. You can press play at any time to ensure you like the edit.

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You can use editing controls to trim the start and end of your video.

5. Tap “Done” and then tap “Save as New Clip.”

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82 gift ideas for everyone in your life – all under $100

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Although gift-giving is a fun way to show the people you care about love and appreciation, it can easily become expensive. Fortunately, with a budget of $100 you can purchase everything from the latest tech accessories, useful kitchen tools, luxury beauty and skincare products, and unique just-for-fun goodies. These 80+ gift ideas cover everything your giftee will need and also includes thoughtful, unique finds. We’ve tested, purchased, and gifted many of these items ourselves, which means they’re sure to impress no matter the occasion.

If your budget changes, we also have guides for gifts under $25 and gifts under $50. If you’re not shopping by budget we have gift guides that cover many price points and interests.

Shop the 82 best under-$100 gift ideas below:

An interactive pottery kit

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Sculpd Pottery Kit, available at Sculpd, $59

This pottery kit offers a unique activity to do with your loved ones. Each kit comes with enough supplies for two people, with add-on supplies also available for purchase so that more can participate. The kit also includes a step-by-step instructional booklet.

A set of cocktail mixers that taste like summer

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Casamigos Cocktail Gift Set, available at Williams Sonoma, $49.95

Co-founded by actor George Clooney, Casamigos is a favorite brand of many tequila lovers. The company’s newest addition is a cocktail gift set of uniquely flavored mixers and rimmers. The mixers are exclusively available at Williams Sonoma and include blackberry basil and citrus flavors.

A gift card from Hello Fresh

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Gift Card, available at Hello Fresh, from $65

The best gifts are for items or services your recipient wouldn’t think to purchase for themselves. A gift card from Hello Fresh checks all of these boxes, as it offers a welcome reprieve from grocery shopping and meal planning. Choose from four amounts based on your recipient’s household size and needs. We also wrote a full guide to Hello Fresh that includes a breakdown of its special features, how to get started with an account, and more.

A bag made for hosting mini picnics

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Picnic at Ascot Insulated Wine and Cheese Cooler Bag, available at Amazon, $46

Our pick for best picnic basket for carrying bottles, this insulated bag is a great gift for those who want to have a small picnic complete with their favorite drinks and small snacks.

A flavorful seasoning collection

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The Grill & Roast Collection, available at Spicewalla, $18.99

With grill and BBQ season slowly approaching, a set of tasty seasonings is key to making delicious foods. They can use the spices in this collection to add flavor to meats, seafood, vegetables, and even rice.

An interactive state park map

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State Parks Explorer Map, available at UncommonGoods, $28

This state park map is sure to come in handy this spring and summer as many of us will be venturing into the outdoors. Choose from ten maps that each list over 30 parks in states such as New York, California, and Connecticut. The map includes a sheet of gold stickers so you can mark your progress after each park visit.

A workshop for new plant parents

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Intro to Plant Parenting Online Workshop, available at The Sill, $68

If they’re a new plant parent or they struggle with plant care, this four-hour course covers everything from fertilization to common houseplant pests and how to get rid of them. The class is held via video conferencing and all students will be sent a plant master sheet of everything covered following the class.

A set of sustainable coasters

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Ruffle Edge Straw Coasters, available at Joanna Buchanan, $48

Add a pop of color to their indoor and outdoor eating spaces with these colorful straw coasters. The coasters come in a set of four, are handwoven in the Philippines, and are made of sustainable materials.

A savory seasoning starter pack

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Pantry Starter Pack, available at Momofuku, $55

Spice up their pantry with this flavorful seasoning set. The starter pack includes spicy seasoned salts, restaurant-grade soy and tamari sauces, and chili crunch. Momofuku’s site also includes several recipes to make using the ingredients from the set.

A mini travel kit

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The Travel Wellness Kit, available at Away, $65

Keep them well stocked with travel essentials by gifting them Away’s Travel Wellness Kit. The set comes inside of The Mini which is a smaller version of their popular suitcase and is available in multiple colors. Accompanying The Mini is a hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial hand wipes, dissolvable soap leaves, and a mask with five replacement filters.

A pair of cozy slippers

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Scuffette II Slippers, available at Zappos, $89.95

Help them keep their feet warm while working from home with these fuzzy slippers. These high quality slippers are made of suede and have a sheepskin collar, and are a very useful gift that your recipient may not think to purchase for themselves.

A personalized photo book

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Color Series Photo Book, available at Artifact Uprising, from $20

Photo books are a great gift for anyone in your life and can be used to commemorate vacations, weddings, special events, or even just everyday life. With three book sizes, multiple color and theme options, and the opportunity to choose a cover image, this gift is sure to make your recipient feel special.

A wine gift set

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Wine Lovers Set with Opener and Preserver, available at Amazon, $49.99

Help elevate your recipient’s wine experience by gifting this wine lover’s set. The included wine preserver is a great gift for those that live alone or like to take their time with their wines. The sleek charging base and modern design make this a gift your recipient will be proud to display on their kitchen counter.

A sturdy wallet

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Bellroy Low Slim Leather Wallet, available at Amazon, $75

Replace their tired and tattered wallet with this slim leather billfold from Insider Reviews’ favorite wallet brand Bellroy. It’s made with ethically sourced leather that will age wonderfully and last many years.

A Disney+ subscription

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Subscription, available at Disney+, $7.99/month or $79.99/year

It gives you 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 you need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring

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Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Fitbit, $69.95

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

An everyday stainless steel frying pan that professional cooks love

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Frying Pan, available at Made In, $65

Pros like Tom Colicchio trust Made In’s cookware to perform in some of the country’s top kitchens, so rest assured it’s good enough for your recipient. The quickly growing startup is behind a couple of our favorite pieces of cookware

A hair towel that cuts drying time in half

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Aquis Original Microfiber Hair Turban, available at Amazon, $17.84

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

The towels are made from a proprietary fabric called Aquitex that’s composed of ultra-fine fibers (finer than silk) that work to reduce the amount of friction the hair experiences while in its weakest state. 

A memorable date night option

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Gift Card, available at Eatwith, from $30

Eatwith offers cool dining experiences that bring together delicious menus, professional chefs, and interesting guests. Typically held in person, in major cities like New York, Paris, and London, Eatwith is now offering online classes you can take from anywhere that bring unique cooking experiences right into your kitchen. In addition to experiences led by professional chefs from around the world, Eatwith has recently added classes taught by MasterChef contestants.

A pair of comfortable wool shoes

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Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $95

While Allbirds has hinted that it’s on track to become more than just a shoe brand, we’ll always be partial to its original sneakers made from merino wool. We’ve been wearing and loving the comfortable style for more than two years, and you can’t go wrong gifting a pair of these shoes. 

Coffee from a different country, delivered every month

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3-Month Gift Subscription, available at Atlas Coffee Club, $50

It’s a worldwide coffee tour without the expense of airplane tickets. Atlas Coffee Club delivers single origin coffee and always includes a postcard from the country, brewing tips, and flavor notes with each month’s shipment. 

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

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Foreo Luna Facial Cleansing Brush, available at Amazon, $99 

Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleaning brushes. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so your recipient can maintain their skincare routine no matter where they are.

A digital photo frame

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NIX 8-Inch USB Digital Photo Frame, available at Amazon, $69.99

Include a USB stick of your favorite photo memories together with this gift. The high-tech photo frame will shuffle through and display crisp photos and videos, and it can also be mounted on a wall. If you can stretch your budget, the more popular WiFi version is the same idea but more convenient to use because it works right from your phone’s gallery. 

An easy-to-use trimmer

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Philips Norelco OneBlade Face + Body Trimmer, available on Amazon, $49.95

What separates the Philips Norelco OneBlade from other trimmers and shavers is the unique blade. It uses a fast-moving OneBlade cutter with a protection system on both sides of the blade to prevent knicks. The base of the blade will contour to his face, allowing for a comfortable shave or trim without irritation — and it works for wet or dry shaving.

A convenient wireless charging pad

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Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Pad, available on Amazon, $9.99

A wireless charger is a great gift for anyone with a glass-backed smartphone that supports the feature. Our reviewer called this one “the perfect wireless charging pad.” It charges quickly, looks nice, and can even accommodate thick phone cases.

Membership to a popular nationwide book club

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6-Month Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $89.99

If they prefer the incomparable feel of a hardcover book, set them up with a Book of the Month membership. It offers five curated titles, mainly from up-and-coming authors, to choose from every month. 

A solution to their back pain

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Upright Go Posture Trainer, available at Best Buy, $79.99

This gift is for anyone who is always complaining about their back pain or poor posture. Upright Go is an innovative and discreet device that sticks to the top of their back and helps them improve their posture, day by day. 

A fan-favorite cookbook with original illustrations

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“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” by Samin Nosrat, available at Amazon, $18.40

This is the perfect cookbook for those just getting into cooking. Chef and New York Times columnist Samin Nosrat outlines the foundations of cooking and presents it in a fun, engaging way alongside original illustrations. 

Their favorite specialty meals, no matter where they are

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Meals, available at Goldbelly, from $25

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

Smart bulbs to deck out their home with the best ambiance

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

Gift this to a friend who wants to equip a full room or apartment with smart lights. This kit includes four white bulbs, which you can control with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit, and a Philips Hue Bridge that connects them to your router. You can automate the bulbs with timers and schedules, and create gorgeous lighting effects. With the Philips Hue Sync feature, they can even sync up with the audio of your music, movies, or games.

A book about their favorite burger spot

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

While this book doesn’t contain the actual recipes for the burger or the famous sauce, it will get your burger-loving recipient pretty close to the real deal. They can make delicious burgers, fries, and shakes at home, then conduct the classic Shake Shack vs. In-n-Out comparison. 

A stylish accessory with a hidden charger

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Power Up Lightning to USB Tassel Keychain, available at Mark & Graham, from $29.99

The leather keychain is as functional as it is attractive: it has an iPhone lightning input and USB stick so they can charge their phone in their bag. Some colors include free monogramming while others have a $10 monogram fee. 

A reusable bag featuring a fun print

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Standard Baggu, available on Amazon, $12

There are plenty of reusable nylon shopping bag options out there, but where Baggu really stands out from the crowd is its variety of quirky and colorful prints. These useful bags are the perfect gift for everyone in your life.

A fun and educational online cooking class

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Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50

Gifting experiences is on the rise. With a Cozymeal class, they’ll learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to beautiful charcuterie boards. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers online mixology classes and virtual wine tastings.

A set of trackers for the absent-minded

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Tile Pro (2-Pack), available at Amazon, $59.99

When they can’t find their phone, all they have to do is click their Tile button to make their phone ring, even if it’s on silent. 

A smart way to add Google Assistant to any room

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Google Home Mini, available at Best Buy, $39.99

The convenience and utility of Google live in this small but mighty smart home device that lets them do everything from check their calendar to play music, all hands-free. 

A cooling weighted blanket

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YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket, available at Amazon, $59.90

During chilly evenings, they’ll appreciate the excuse to stay snuggled in bed all night long. The weighted blanket comes in many different sizes and weights and is made with a bamboo fabric that prevents them from overheating. 

An electric toothbrush that you won’t want to hide away

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Moonstone Electric Toothbrush, available at Goby, $80

In addition to its sleek design, the Goby Toothbrush stands out for its soft brush head, normal and sensitive brushing speeds, and convenient USB charging shell. 

Ready-to-prepare meals that save them time

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The 9-Item Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, $75

Your recipient will be able to fill a box with smoothies (including protein smoothies for gym rats), harvest bowls, soup, and more meals that are ready to take on the go. Daily Harvest’s healthy offerings are perfect for the busy, wellness-minded people in your life. 

A case that sanitizes dirty phones

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PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, available at PhoneSoap, $79.95

Most of us carry our phones with us everywhere — and we mean, everywherePhoneSoap kills 99.9% of common household germs, including bacteria that lead to E.Coli, Salmonella, Staph, the flu, and the common cold. Especially with the pandemic, your recipient will love knowing that their phone is squeaky clean. 

A fun, cult-favorite board game

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Settlers of Catan Board Game, available at Walmart, $43.67

The Settlers of Catan relies upon strategy and sometimes luck to build civilizations — and it can last for hours. 

A pretty leather wrap for taking chargers and cables on the go

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Leather Charger Roll Up, available on Mark & Graham, from $29.99

Mark & Graham’s Leather Charger Roll Up is made from soft, supple leather and has three separate pockets to stash cables and chargers on the go. Get it monogrammed for free.

A beautiful piece of handmade drinkware

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Antique Silver Glass, available at JFR Glass, $40

Each hand blown glass from JFR Glass is unique. The glasses aren’t just pretty — they’re also functional and sturdy. They’re dishwasher-safe and UV-resistant, so your recipient can enjoy the pieces forever. 

The coziest moccasins we’ve ever worn

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Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins, available at L.L.Bean, $79

Can you practically feel the soft fluffiness of these slippers through your screen? L.L.Bean supposedly sells a pair of these cushioned sheepskin shoes every seven seconds during December, proving that they are worth the purchase.

A delicious and unique hot sauce

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Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce, available at Amazon, $34.99

The limited-edition hot sauce is infused with white truffle, packing a sweet heat you’ll want to add to burritos, pizza, wings, or any other dish you want to make a little more interesting. 

Membership to a huge outdoor co-op

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REI Membership, available at REI, $20

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

Extremely comfortable, flattering lounge pants

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MeUndies, Lounge Pants, available at MeUndies, $68

These are some of the best lounge pants we’ve ever tried. If they’re spending more time in casual wear, they’ll spend an inordinate amount of time in these. We also appreciate that the silky MicroModal and sleek cut make them perfectly acceptable for wearing in public to grab the mail.

A bike horn that can go as loud as a car

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Priority High Power Horn, available at Priority Bicycles, $29.99

Born out of a research project between Priority Bicycles and Toyota, this bike horn can get as loud as the one in a car. This is an excellent safety accessory for bikers.

A silky hand cream

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La Mer Hand Treatment, available at Nordstrom, $90

Of all La Mer’s premium skincare products, the Hand Treatment is a brand favorite. This creamy formula is the perfect texture to help heal dry hands.

The internet’s favorite olive oil

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Awake Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

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

A cool and smooth pajama shirt

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Bamboo Lyocell Sleep Shirt, available at Ettitude, from $70

Luxury sheets will break your budget, but the next best thing to get them a good night’s sleep is this comfortable and attractive PJ shirt. It’s made from organic bamboo lyocell, which is breathable and moisture-wicking, not to mention more sustainable to produce than traditional cotton. 

Premium distilled whiskey

Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Uncle Nearest Whiskey, available at ReserveBar, starting at $49

Founded in Tennessee, Uncle Nearest is an award-winning, Black-owned whiskey brand that was inspired by the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green. If you’re shopping for someone who enjoys a quality glass of whiskey or a whiskey-based cocktail every now and then, a bottle of Uncle Nearest won’t disappoint.

A sleek knife block

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The Stand, available at Material Kitchen, $75

We’re big fans of Material Kitchen’s minimalist approach to kitchen essentials — like this magnetic, angled knife block made from heavy-duty wood. 

Soft and environmentally friendly socks made from hemp

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SoftHemp Sock, available at United by Blue, $16

The cozy socks are also sustainably made and made from a hemp yarn that’s four times more durable than cotton, a win-win all around. 

A simple but luxurious body wash

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Necessaire The Body Wash, available at Sephora, $25

New startup Necessaire formulates its body care products with vitamins A, B3, C, E, and omega-6 and omega-9. The subtly scented Body Wash will leave their skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished. 

An indoor plant

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Blooming Energy Box, available at The Nice Plant, $49.49

Indoor plants are much more than an extra responsibility. They help purify the air, have been proven to reduce stress, and look good aesthetically. The Nice Plant’s Blooming Energy Box includes a small plant and a few other useful things, like a sage smudge stick, palo santo bundle, and room spray, to make their home more peaceful and relaxing. 

A high-quality leather band for an Apple Watch

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Bullstrap Full-Grain Italian Leather Watch Band, available at Amazon, $89.95

Bullstrap’s Italian Leather Watch Bands are the perfect way to add some elegance to an Apple Watch. They come in several colors of leather and are compatible with all generations of the Apple Watch.

A gorgeous coffee table book that helps cure their travel bug

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1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition): The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before, available at Barnes & Noble, $44.99

Patricia Schultz’s original “1,000 Places” captured imaginations with its compelling curation of experiences all over the world. The newly released deluxe edition features a beautiful gold-embellished cover and more than 1,000 new photographs. 

A pair of sparkly hoops

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Sapphire Hoops, available at Mejuri, $60

Traditional hoops get an embellishment of white sapphire in this affordable piece from Mejuri

A set of monogrammed hand towels

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Stitched Edge Hand Towels, available at Weezie, $30

The extra time and thought put into a personalized gift are worth it. You can add custom embroidery (+$15 per towel) to Weezie’s fluffy and absorbent towels

Premium underwear that’s worth every penny

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Tommy John Men’s Second Skin Boxer Brief 3-Pack, available at Tommy John, $92

It’s not an exaggeration to say Tommy John could be the most comfortable boxers your recipient has ever worn. The Second Skin, in particular, is a standout — smooth, soft, stretchy, and breathable. 

A cool drink accessory worth celebrating

Brumate Champagne Flute

BrüMate 12oz Insulated Champagne Flute, available at BrüMate, from $19.99

Brumate’s insulated flute prevents the disappointment of bubbly that has gone warm and flat. It holds almost half a bottle of champagne and comes in 30 pretty colors.  

A card case that fits just the essentials

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Albee Leather Zip Card Case, available at Italic, $30

Traveling light? The tiny leather card case fits five cards and a few bills so they don’t have to lug around a bulky wallet. Italic works with manufacturers who produce for luxury designers, but you won’t have to pay designer prices there. 

A whimsical candle from a new brand

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3-Candle Set, available at Otherland, $89

As our candle-loving editor points out, “Does the world really need another fancy candle brand?” Otherland’s candles are so creative and interesting that you won’t be able to resist gifting at least a few

A travel-friendly vanity case

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Mini See All Vanity Case, available at Paravel, $65

They can stop using unsightly and wasteful Ziploc bags once they have this stylish and structured case in their possession. The exterior material is resistant to water and stains, and the clear window lets them easily identify the case’s contents. 

A gold bracelet that displays their zodiac sign

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Zodiac Bracelet, available at Aurate, $90

The delicate gold vermeil bracelet is a piece they’ll want to wear every day. Aurate’s beautiful gold jewelry is not only more affordable than traditional fine jewelry, but it’s also ethically sourced, representing a new wave of jewelry brands to know about. 

A mini duffel crossbody with a distinctive look

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Extra Small Landon Carryall, available at Dagne Dover, $95

Dagne Dover excels at making functional and versatile bags like work totes and this extra small version of its popular neoprene duffel. Inside, they’ll find a compartment just large enough for the day’s essentials, pockets to keep them organized, and a detachable key leash. 

A streaming stick that gives them access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes

Roku Streaming Stick+

Roku Streaming Stick +, available at Amazon, $46.66

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

Sweet treats they won’t be able to stop eating

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The Chocolatey Classic, available at Milk Bar, $72

Instead of the usual box of chocolates, gift some of the best-known and most delicious treats from NYC institution Milk Bar. The set contains 12 soft and chewy cake truffles, six assorted and an adorable mini birthday cake. 

Smart plugs that let them control their appliances with their phone

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Kasa Smart WiFi Plug, available at Amazon, $16.99

Through the corresponding app, they can schedule when their lights turn on and off, or use voice commands with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana. It’s a suitable entry-level smart plug for someone looking to get into home automation. 

A sturdy phone case with a built-in kickstand

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Scooch Wingman iPhone Case, available at Amazon, $4.30

Scooch’s rugged case incorporates a clever 3-in-1 design that gives them a grip, kickstand, or phone mount when they snap the back of the case. Instead of buying these accessories separately, simply gift them this useful all-in-one case. 

A box that lets them explore the exciting world of sake

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Sake Gift Box, available at Tippsy, $59

While online wine clubs abound, Tippsy is quietly cultivating a community of sake lovers. It offers an abundance of knowledge and premium sake options to anyone who’s interested in exploring this underrated alcohol further.  

A compact and lightweight hand mixer

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Kitchenaid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, available at Target, $39.99

Not all baking tasks require a full stand mixer. KitchenAid’s hand mixer doesn’t take up a lot of space but gets a variety of jobs done by offering five-speed options. You’ll also have fun picking out a unique color for your recipient. 

A game that tests their penchant for puns

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Pun Intended Game, available at Amazon, $19.99

It’s a battle of who can devise the most clever puns in this family-friendly card game that requires a quick mind and even faster writing skills. Game on. 

A custom map of a special location

Grafomap, from $50

Custom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, $49

Grafomap is the site where you can commemorate important places, be it their hometown, college town, or the city where you two met. The custom design function is easy to use and you can choose to get the final map poster framed or printed on canvas. 

A waterproof outdoor speaker

100 gifts under $100

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker, available at Amazon, from $81.16

The surprisingly powerful speaker fits in the palm of their hand and can go swimming with them in the pool or ocean. It’s also dustproof and therefore suitable for hikes and other outdoor adventures. 

A sleep mask made with high-quality mulberry silk

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Slip Slipsilk Sleep Mask, available at Nordstrom, $50

Few things are more luxurious than sleeping with a silk mask. Thanks to its all silk construction, your recipient’s face will feel cool all night long. 

A plush bathrobe

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Classic Bathrobe, available at Parachute, $99

It’s all too tempting to stay wrapped up in this Turkish cotton bathrobe long after they’ve stepped out of the shower. The thick robe is our pick for the best bathrobe you can buy

A chai sampler

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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 any tea lover will appreciate

A cult-favorite fragrance

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Le Labo AnOther 13 Eau de Parfum, available at Nordstrom, from $83

Le Labo is famous for its distinctive packaging and subtle yet inviting scents. The AnOther is musky and woodsy, but it’s balanced out with ingredients like jasmine petals. 

The outdoor game you see everyone playing at the park

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Spikeball Game Set, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, $59.99

It’s a gorgeous day out and you can’t help but notice a few groups having fun while playing some kind of new ball game. Chances are it’s Spikeball, the volleyball-esque game that your recipient can set up in any large outdoor space. It takes just 10 minutes to learn the rules. 

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

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Ingram Crystal Everscroll Glasses, available at MVMT, $75

Help them protect their eyes from harsh screens with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. Their eyes won’t feel as strained, and they might be able to drift off to sleep more quickly. 

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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 88 gifts for women:

A DIY birth month flower kit

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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

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

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

Read our full review of Goldbelly here.

A yoga mat for the fitness enthusiast

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ProLite Yoga Mat, available at Manduka, $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, $27.82

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 wallet and passport holder all-in-one

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 $69.99

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

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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 $19.98 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

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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 $45

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

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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 Red Velvet Truffles, available at Milk Bar, $24

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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Areaware Gradient Puzzle, available at Anthropologie, $12

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 minimalist design will look nice splayed out on any table. 

A reusable bag that comes in dozens of fun prints

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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

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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

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Casper Weighted Blanket, available at Casper, from $179

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

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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

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OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker, available at Williams Sonoma, $49.95

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

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

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

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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, $122.50

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

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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

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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

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Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, available at Sephora, $36

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

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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

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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

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

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

An Amazon Echo that matches her style

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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

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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, $74.99

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

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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

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Google Home Mini, available at Best Buy, $39.99

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

Catbird earrings

Catbird Baby Pearl Hoops Pair, available at Catbird, $176

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, $49.99

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

The Sill succulent trio

Check out The Sill’s selection of succulents, from $20

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.

A surprisingly elegant headband

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Lele Sadoughi Velvet Pearl Padded Headband, available at Bloomingdale’s, $150

Sleek velvet is studded with faux-pearl accents for a headband that’ll add a feminine touch to every outfit she pairs it with. 

Cups of healthy food she can take on the go

Gifts for mom Daily Harvest

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, $44.99

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, $249

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 $14.69

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, $129.99

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

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

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

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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 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 really good mug she can take camping or into the office

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Yeti Rambler 14 oz. Mug, available at Yeti, 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

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Roku Ultra, available at Walmart, from $66.90

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

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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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The best gifts for recent grads, from business card holders to portable USB chargers

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  • Graduation is a worthwhile accomplishment that deserves a thoughtful gift.
  • You can find all graduation gift guides here, along with some standout gifts from each guide.
  • If you’re looking for gifts for another occasion, check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.
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A graduation is always an accomplishment worth celebrating, and this seems to be especially true in 2021. Students everywhere adapted to the many different challenges brought forward by the novel Coronavirus – adjusting to remote learning and navigating the uncertainty of what their school experiences will look like. Earning a degree (during a global pandemic, no less) is certainly something to be proud of, so celebrate the students you love with a thoughtful gift.

We’ve gathered up all of our graduation-related gift guides below, with some of our favorite gifts called out from each piece. Affordable options, last-minute finds, and masculine and feminine choices for both high school and college are all featured.

Here are the best graduation gifts in 2021:

Feminine graduation gifts vetted by a recent graduate

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Perfect graduation gifts for her — as recommended by a recent college graduate

Unique subscription boxes, coffee makers, or custom maps of their college town: This list has been written by a recent graduate herself to encompass all the things they’ll need, want, or miss as they enter the next chapter of their adult life.

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Masculine graduation gifts, as selected by a recent graduate

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Thoughtful college graduation gifts for him, as recommended by a recent graduate

This list touches on many helpful tools for postgrad living that they may not have already thought of, like a tracker for their keys or a USB car charger.

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Masculine high school graduation gifts

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Clever and practical high school graduation gifts for him

Regardless of where their path leads after high school, they’ll appreciate a useful addition to their dorm or bedroom. Bedside caddies, extremely comfortable lounge pants, and blue light glasses subscriptions are just a few of the gifts we think nearly any high school grad would be grateful for.

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Feminine high school graduation gifts

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Thoughtful high school graduation gifts she’ll actually want to keep

Photobooks and college apparel are certainly kind gestures, but there are plenty of other graduation gifts that can stand out from the crowd while maintaining their thoughtfulness. We’ve profiled some memorable options in this mindfully crafted list.

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Graduation gifts for all

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The best graduation gifts you can give to upcoming high school or college grads

No matter the degree or recipient, a graduation is an exciting milestone to celebrate. This all-encompassing list likely has you covered with home and kitchen necessities, tech accessories, and profound books to add to their reading list.

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Graduation gifts under $100

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Graduation gifts under $100 that the class of 2021 will love

Gifts that come with a large degree of thought don’t necessarily need a high price tag. Cookbooks, planners, and water bottles are gifts they could use every single day that don’t require a substantial budget.

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Graduation gifts under $50

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The best gifts you can get grads that won’t cost more than $50

These thoughtful gifts include simple bouquets of flowers, business card holders, and even tablets, all for under $50.

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Last-minute, Prime-eligible gifts

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Amazon Prime gifts for high school and college graduates that cost under $100

We’ve all been there: Suddenly the event that felt months away is finally here. If you’re racing against the clock, are in search of affordable options, or simply prefer the convenience of Amazon Prime, we’ve got your back.

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The best headphone deals – save $50 on Sony’s flagship noise-cancelling earbuds

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  • Good-quality headphones can be expensive, but they often go on sale.
  • We’ve rounded up the best headphone deals for April 2021.
  • Right now, the Sony WF-1000XM3 are on sale for $178 – that’s $52 off their full price.

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A great pair of headphones can change the way you listen to music. Sure, the random earbuds you have in your bottom drawer may do the job just fine for some, but if you want to hear nuanced details, well-rounded bass, or a sparkling high-end, you’ll need something a little more versatile.

Of course, quality headphone can get pricey, but there are plenty of good discounts out there if you know where to look. And that’s exactly why we put together this guide for the best headphone deals you can take advantage of right now. We update this list regularly, so be sure to check back for all the latest deals.

Here are the best headphone deals in April 2021

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Over-ear headphone deals

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Over-ear headphones may not be the most portable headphones out there, but they generally sound a whole lot better than in-ear headphones, thanks to their larger drivers. They also boast long battery lives and plenty of padding for a comfortable fit. Some models even include smart features — like integration with your digital assistant, noise cancellation, and more.

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On-ear headphone deals

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On-ear headphones are a good compromise between portability and sound-quality. Sure, you won’t be able to fit them in your pocket, but they’re light-weight enough to easily carry around in a bag or backpack without noticing much of a difference. Unlike over-ear headphones, on-ear headphones rest on your outer ear, but good ones don’t do so uncomfortably.

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In-ear headphone deals

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Looking for something portable that you can easily put into your pocket? In-ear headphones are the way to go. We have technically split the in-ear headphones into two categories — so if you’re looking for modern true wireless headphones, skip ahead to the next section. 

The deals below are for wired in-ear headphones, which connect through a cable to your listening device, and wireless in-ear headphones which connect via Bluetooth to your listening device. Unlike true wireless headphones, however, regular wireless in-ear headphones still feature wires to connect each earbud together.

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True wireless headphone deals

Apple Airpods

Perhaps you want to avoid wires all together with a pair of true wireless headphones. These headphones feature separate earbuds that connect wirelessly to each other and to your listening device. A good example of true wireless headphones are Apple’s AirPods Pro — which are on sale right now for $197.

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How to shop for headphones

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If you are in the market for a new pair of headphones, it’s worth figuring out exactly what kind of headphones you want. The first step is to determine whether you want in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, or over-ear headphones.

In-ear headphones are more portable than any other headphones, while over-ear headphones are the most comfortable and deep-sounding. On-ear headphones are often considered a good compromise between the two. If you hate wires, you could also get true wireless in-ear headphones, like AirPods, which cut the cables completely. 

It’s also worth looking into a few headphone brands. If you’re an audiophile who wants the best-sounding headphones, companies like Sennheiser, Klipsch, and Shure are worth considering. If you want incredible noise-cancelling headphones or those that work great for day-to-day use, consider those from Sony or Bose. And, if you want plenty of bass and tight integration with your Apple products, look into headphones from Beats or Apple itself.

Once you’ve determined the type of headphones you want, you’ll want to figure out what your budget is. These days, you can get solid headphones for under $100, but as with anything, you get what you pay for — and the more you’re willing to spend, the better headphones you’ll be able to get. 

Check out our headphone buying guides:

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The best headphone deals – save $50 on Apple’s AirPods Pro noise-cancelling earbuds

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  • Good-quality headphones can be expensive, but they often go on sale.
  • We’ve rounded up the best headphone deals for April 2021.
  • Right now, the Apple AirPods Pro are on sale for $199 – that’s $50 off their full price.

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A great pair of headphones can change the way you listen to music. Sure, the random earbuds that you have in your bottom drawer may do the job just fine for some, but if you want to hear nuanced details, well-rounded bass, or a sparkling high-end, you’ll need something a little more versatile.

Of course, quality headphone can get pricey, but there are plenty of good discounts out there if you know where to look. And that’s exactly why we put together this guide for the best headphone deals that you can take advantage of right now. We update this list regularly, so be sure to check back for all the latest deals.

Here are the best headphone deals in April 2021

AirPods Pro (small, Preferred: Staples)Powerbeats Pro (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Studio 3 Wireless Headphones (small, Preferred: Amazon)Solo3 Wireless Headphones (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Over-ear headphone deals

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Over-ear headphones may not be the most portable headphones out there, but they generally sound a whole lot better than in-ear headphones, thanks to their larger drivers. They also boast long battery lives and plenty of padding for a comfortable fit. Some models even include smart features — like integration with your digital assistant, noise cancellation, and more.

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On-ear headphone deals

Beats Solo 3 headphones

On-ear headphones are a good compromise between portability and sound-quality. Sure, you won’t be able to fit them in your pocket, but they’re light-weight enough to easily carry around in a bag or backpack without noticing much of a difference. Unlike over-ear headphones, on-ear headphones rest on your outer ear, but good ones don’t do so uncomfortably.

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In-ear headphone deals

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Looking for something portable that you can easily put into your pocket? In-ear headphones are the way to go. We have technically split the in-ear headphones into two categories — so if you’re looking for modern true wireless headphones, skip ahead to the next section. 

The deals below are for wired in-ear headphones, which connect through a cable to your listening device, and wireless in-ear headphones which connect via Bluetooth to your listening device. Unlike true wireless headphones, however, regular wireless in-ear headphones still feature wires to connect each earbud together.

Product Card (small, Preferred: Amazon)
True wireless headphone deals

Apple Airpods

Perhaps you want to avoid wires all together with a pair of true wireless headphones. These headphones feature separate earbuds that connect wirelessly to each other and to your listening device. A good example of true wireless headphones are Apple’s AirPods Pro — which are on sale right now for $199.

AirPods Pro (small, Preferred: Staples)Powerbeats Pro (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Momentum True Wireless 2 Earbuds (medium)AirPods with Charging Case (small, Preferred: Micro Center)Product Card (medium)Soundcore Liberty True Wireless In-Ear Headphones (small)
How to shop for headphones

Bose 700 headphones lifestyle in office

If you are in the market for a new pair of headphones, it’s worth figuring out exactly what kind of headphones you want. The first step is to determine whether you want in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, or over-ear headphones.

In-ear headphones are more portable than any other headphones, while over-ear headphones are the most comfortable and deep-sounding. On-ear headphones are often considered a good compromise between the two. If you hate wires, you could also get true wireless in-ear headphones, like AirPods, which cut the cables completely. 

It’s also worth looking into a few headphone brands. If you’re an audiophile who wants the best-sounding headphones, companies like Sennheiser, Klipsch, and Shure are worth considering. If you want incredible noise-cancelling headphones or those that work great for day-to-day use, consider those from Sony or Bose. And, if you want plenty of bass and tight integration with your Apple products, look into headphones from Beats or Apple itself.

Once you’ve determined the type of headphones you want, you’ll want to figure out what your budget is. These days, you can get solid headphones for under $100, but as with anything, you get what you pay for — and the more you’re willing to spend, the better headphones you’ll be able to get. 

Check out our headphone buying guides:

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81 gift ideas for everyone in your life – all under $100

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Although gift-giving is a fun way to show the people you care about love and appreciation, it can easily become expensive. Fortunately, with a budget of $100 you can purchase everything from the latest tech accessories, useful kitchen tools, luxury beauty and skincare products, and unique just-for-fun goodies. These 80+ gift ideas cover everything your giftee will need and also includes thoughtful, unique finds. We’ve tested, purchased, and gifted many of these items ourselves, which means they’re sure to impress no matter the occasion.

If your budget changes, we also have guides for gifts under $25 and gifts under $50. If you’re not shopping by budget we have gift guides that cover many price points and interests.

Shop the 81 best under-$100 gift ideas below:

A bag made for hosting mini picnics

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Picnic at Ascot Insulated Wine and Cheese Cooler Bag, available at Amazon, $46

Our pick for best picnic basket for carrying bottles, this insulated bag is a great gift for those who want to have a small picnic complete with their favorite drinks and small snacks.

A flavorful seasoning collection

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The Grill & Roast Collection, available at Spicewalla, $16.99

With grill and BBQ season slowly approaching, a set of tasty seasonings is key to making delicious foods. They can use the spices in this collection to add flavor to meats, seafood, vegetables, and even rice.

An interactive state park map

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State Parks Explorer Map, available at UncommonGoods, $28

This state park map is sure to come in handy this spring and summer as many of us will be venturing into the outdoors. Choose from ten maps that each list over 30 parks in states such as New York, California, and Connecticut. The map includes a sheet of gold stickers so you can mark your progress after each park visit.

A workshop for new plant parents

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Intro to Plant Parenting Online Workshop, available at The Sill, $68

If they’re a new plant parent or they struggle with plant care, this four-hour course covers everything from fertilization to common houseplant pests and how to get rid of them. The class is held via video conferencing and all students will be sent a plant master sheet of everything covered following the class.

A set of sustainable coasters

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Ruffle Edge Straw Coasters, available at Joanna Buchanan, $48

Add a pop of color to their indoor and outdoor eating spaces with these colorful straw coasters. The coasters come in a set of four, are handwoven in the Philippines, and are made of sustainable materials.

A savory seasoning starter pack

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Pantry Starter Pack, available at Momofuku, $55

Spice up their pantry with this flavorful seasoning set. The starter pack includes spicy seasoned salts, restaurant-grade soy and tamari sauces, and chili crunch. Momofuku’s site also includes several recipes to make using the ingredients from the set.

A mini travel kit

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The Travel Wellness Kit, available at Away, $45

Keep them well stocked with travel essentials by gifting them Away’s Travel Wellness Kit. The set comes inside of The Mini which is a smaller version of their popular suitcase and is available in multiple colors. Accompanying The Mini is a hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial hand wipes, dissolvable soap leaves, and a mask with five replacement filters.

A pair of cozy slippers

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Scuffette II Slippers, available at Zappos, $89.95

Help them keep their feet warm while working from home with these fuzzy slippers. These high quality slippers are made of suede and have a sheepskin collar, and are a very useful gift that your recipient may not think to purchase for themselves.

A personalized photo book

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Color Series Photo Book, available at Artifact Uprising, from $20

Photo books are a great gift for anyone in your life and can be used to commemorate vacations, weddings, special events, or even just everyday life. With three book sizes, multiple color and theme options, and the opportunity to choose a cover image, this gift is sure to make your recipient feel special.

A wine gift set

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Wine Lovers Set with Opener and Preserver, available at Amazon, $49.99

Help elevate your recipient’s wine experience by gifting this wine lover’s set. The included wine preserver is a great gift for those that live alone or like to take their time with their wines. The sleek charging base and modern design make this a gift your recipient will be proud to display on their kitchen counter.

A sturdy wallet

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Bellroy Low Slim Leather Wallet, available at Amazon, $75

Replace their tired and tattered wallet with this slim leather billfold from Insider Reviews’ favorite wallet brand Bellroy. It’s made with ethically sourced leather that will age wonderfully and last many years.

A Disney+ subscription

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Subscription, available at Disney+, $7.99/month or $79.99/year

It gives you 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 you need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring

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Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Fitbit, $79.95

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

An everyday stainless steel frying pan that professional cooks love

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Frying Pan, available at Made In, $65

Pros like Tom Colicchio trust Made In’s cookware to perform in some of the country’s top kitchens, so rest assured it’s good enough for your recipient. The quickly growing startup is behind a couple of our favorite pieces of cookware

A hair towel that cuts drying time in half

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Aquis Original Microfiber Hair Turban, available at Amazon, $20.99

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

The towels are made from a proprietary fabric called Aquitex that’s composed of ultra-fine fibers (finer than silk) that work to reduce the amount of friction the hair experiences while in its weakest state. 

A memorable date night option

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Gift Card, available at Eatwith, from $30

Eatwith offers cool dining experiences that bring together delicious menus, professional chefs, and interesting guests. Typically held in person, in major cities like New York, Paris, and London, Eatwith is now offering online classes you can take from anywhere that bring unique cooking experiences right into your kitchen. In addition to experiences led by professional chefs from around the world, Eatwith has recently added classes taught by MasterChef contestants.

A pair of comfortable wool shoes

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Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $95

While Allbirds has hinted that it’s on track to become more than just a shoe brand, we’ll always be partial to its original sneakers made from merino wool. We’ve been wearing and loving the comfortable style for more than two years, and you can’t go wrong gifting a pair of these shoes. 

Coffee from a different country, delivered every month

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

It’s a worldwide coffee tour without the expense of airplane tickets. Atlas Coffee Club delivers single origin coffee and always includes a postcard from the country, brewing tips, and flavor notes with each month’s shipment. 

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

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Foreo Luna Facial Cleansing Brush, available at Amazon, $89.10 

Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleaning brushes. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so your recipient can maintain their skincare routine no matter where they are.

A digital photo frame

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NIX 8-Inch USB Digital Photo Frame, available at Amazon, $69.99

Include a USB stick of your favorite photo memories together with this gift. The high-tech photo frame will shuffle through and display crisp photos and videos, and it can also be mounted on a wall. If you can stretch your budget, the more popular WiFi version is the same idea but more convenient to use because it works right from your phone’s gallery. 

An easy-to-use trimmer

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Philips Norelco OneBlade Face + Body Trimmer, available on Amazon, $49.95

What separates the Philips Norelco OneBlade from other trimmers and shavers is the unique blade. It uses a fast-moving OneBlade cutter with a protection system on both sides of the blade to prevent knicks. The base of the blade will contour to his face, allowing for a comfortable shave or trim without irritation — and it works for wet or dry shaving.

A convenient wireless charging pad

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Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Pad, available on Amazon, $10.99

A wireless charger is a great gift for anyone with a glass-backed smartphone that supports the feature. Our reviewer called this one “the perfect wireless charging pad.” It charges quickly, looks nice, and can even accommodate thick phone cases.

Membership to a popular nationwide book club

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6-Month Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $89.99

If they prefer the incomparable feel of a hardcover book, set them up with a Book of the Month membership. It offers five curated titles, mainly from up-and-coming authors, to choose from every month. 

Access to their own personal travel concierge

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Gift Card, available at Journy, from $50

While travel concierge services have existed for years to help craft personalized experiences, they’re prohibitively expensive and created with a luxury clientele in mind. Journy, on the other hand, is a personal travel planning service and mobile app that only costs $60 per day of the trip.

Usually Journy handles scheduling a complete itinerary for your trip, but with its staycation planning option, your recipient will also receive a curated guide of socially-distanced activities, local grocery stores and delivery options, and private accommodations at your destination. Journy specifically recommends hotels and activities that are COVID safe and keeps up-to-date guidance on all COVID-related policies. It also offers flexible cancelation and refund policies just in case you need to cancel or reschedule your trip.

*This gift can be saved and used at a later date if you aren’t comfortable given the current conditions related to COVID-19.

A solution to their back pain

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Upright Go Original Posture Trainer and Corrector, available at Amazon, $59.99

This gift is for anyone who is always complaining about their back pain or poor posture. Upright Go is an innovative and discreet device that sticks to the top of their back and helps them improve their posture, day by day. 

A fan-favorite cookbook with original illustrations

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“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” by Samin Nosrat, available at Amazon, $19.63

This is the perfect cookbook for those just getting into cooking. Chef and New York Times columnist Samin Nosrat outlines the foundations of cooking and presents it in a fun, engaging way alongside original illustrations. 

Their favorite specialty meals, no matter where they are

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Meals, available at Goldbelly, from $25

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

Smart bulbs to deck out their home with the best ambiance

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

Gift this to a friend who wants to equip a full room or apartment with smart lights. This kit includes four white bulbs, which you can control with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit, and a Philips Hue Bridge that connects them to your router. You can automate the bulbs with timers and schedules, and create gorgeous lighting effects. With the Philips Hue Sync feature, they can even sync up with the audio of your music, movies, or games.

A book about their favorite burger spot

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

While this book doesn’t contain the actual recipes for the burger or the famous sauce, it will get your burger-loving recipient pretty close to the real deal. They can make delicious burgers, fries, and shakes at home, then conduct the classic Shake Shack vs. In-n-Out comparison. 

A stylish accessory with a hidden charger

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Power Up Lightning to USB Tassel Keychain, available at Mark & Graham, from $29.99

The leather keychain is as functional as it is attractive: it has an iPhone lightning input and USB stick so they can charge their phone in their bag. Some colors include free monogramming while others have a $10 monogram fee. 

A reusable bag featuring a fun print

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Standard Baggu, available on Amazon, $12

There are plenty of reusable nylon shopping bag options out there, but where Baggu really stands out from the crowd is its variety of quirky and colorful prints. These useful bags are the perfect gift for everyone in your life.

A fun and educational online cooking class

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Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50

Gifting experiences is on the rise. With a Cozymeal class, they’ll learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to beautiful charcuterie boards. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers online mixology classes and virtual wine tastings.

A set of trackers for the absent-minded

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Tile Pro (2-Pack), available at Amazon, $59.99

When they can’t find their phone, all they have to do is click their Tile button to make their phone ring, even if it’s on silent. 

A smart way to add Google Assistant to any room

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Google Home Mini, available at Best Buy, $39.99

The convenience and utility of Google live in this small but mighty smart home device that lets them do everything from check their calendar to play music, all hands-free. 

A cooling weighted blanket

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YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket, available at Amazon, $45.81

During chilly evenings, they’ll appreciate the excuse to stay snuggled in bed all night long. The weighted blanket comes in many different sizes and weights and is made with a bamboo fabric that prevents them from overheating. 

An electric toothbrush that won’t want to hide away

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Gold Electric Toothbrush, available at Goby, $80

In addition to its sleek design, the Goby Toothbrush stands out for its soft brush head, normal and sensitive brushing speeds, and convenient USB charging shell. 

Ready-to-prepare meals that save them time

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The 9-Item Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, $75

Your recipient will be able to fill a box with smoothies (including protein smoothies for gym rats), harvest bowls, soup, and more meals that are ready to take on the go. Daily Harvest’s healthy offerings are perfect for the busy, wellness-minded people in your life. 

A case that sanitizes dirty phones

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PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, available at PhoneSoap, $79.95

Most of us carry our phones with us everywhere — and we mean, everywherePhoneSoap kills 99.9% of common household germs, including bacteria that lead to E.Coli, Salmonella, Staph, the flu, and the common cold. Especially with the pandemic, your recipient will love knowing that their phone is squeaky clean. 

A fun, cult-favorite board game

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Settlers of Catan Board Game, available at Walmart, $43.67

The Settlers of Catan relies upon strategy and sometimes luck to build civilizations — and it can last for hours. 

A pretty leather wrap for taking chargers and cables on the go

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Leather Charger Roll Up, available on Mark & Graham, from $37.99

Mark & Graham’s Leather Charger Roll Up is made from soft, supple leather and has three separate pockets to stash cables and chargers on the go. Get it monogrammed for free.

A beautiful piece of handmade drinkware

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Antique Silver Glass, available at JFR Glass, $40

Each hand blown glass from JFR Glass is unique. The glasses aren’t just pretty — they’re also functional and sturdy. They’re dishwasher-safe and UV-resistant, so your recipient can enjoy the pieces forever. 

The coziest moccasins we’ve ever worn

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Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins, available at L.L.Bean, $79

Can you practically feel the soft fluffiness of these slippers through your screen? L.L.Bean supposedly sells a pair of these cushioned sheepskin shoes every seven seconds during December, proving that they are worth the purchase.

A delicious and unique hot sauce

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Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce, available at Amazon, $34.99

The limited-edition hot sauce is infused with white truffle, packing a sweet heat you’ll want to add to burritos, pizza, wings, or any other dish you want to make a little more interesting. 

Membership to a huge outdoor co-op

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REI Membership, available at REI, $20

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

Extremely comfortable, flattering lounge pants

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MeUndies, Lounge Pants, available at MeUndies, $68

These are some of the best lounge pants we’ve ever tried. If they’re spending more time in casual wear, they’ll spend an inordinate amount of time in these. We also appreciate that the silky MicroModal and sleek cut make them perfectly acceptable for wearing in public to grab the mail.

A bike horn that can go as loud as a car

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Priority High Power Horn, available at Priority Bicycles, $29.99

Born out of a research project between Priority Bicycles and Toyota, this bike horn can get as loud as the one in a car. This is an excellent safety accessory for bikers.

A silky hand cream

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La Mer Hand Treatment, available at Nordstrom, $90

Of all La Mer’s premium skincare products, the Hand Treatment is a brand favorite. This creamy formula is the perfect texture to help heal dry hands.

The internet’s favorite olive oil

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Awake Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

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

A cool and smooth pajama shirt

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Bamboo Lyocell Sleep Shirt, available at Ettitude, from $56

Luxury sheets will break your budget, but the next best thing to get them a good night’s sleep is this comfortable and attractive PJ shirt. It’s made from organic bamboo lyocell, which is breathable and moisture-wicking, not to mention more sustainable to produce than traditional cotton. 

Premium distilled whiskey

Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Uncle Nearest Whiskey, available at ReserveBar, starting at $49

Founded in Tennessee, Uncle Nearest is an award-winning, Black-owned whiskey brand that was inspired by the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green. If you’re shopping for someone who enjoys a quality glass of whiskey or a whiskey-based cocktail every now and then, a bottle of Uncle Nearest won’t disappoint.

A sleek knife block

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The Stand, available at Material Kitchen, $75

We’re big fans of Material Kitchen’s minimalist approach to kitchen essentials — like this magnetic, angled knife block made from heavy-duty wood. 

Soft and environmentally friendly socks made from hemp

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SoftHemp Sock, available at United by Blue, $16

The cozy socks are also sustainably made and made from a hemp yarn that’s four times more durable than cotton, a win-win all around. 

A simple but luxurious body wash

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Necessaire The Body Wash, available at Sephora, $25

New startup Necessaire formulates its body care products with vitamins A, B3, C, E, and omega-6 and omega-9. The subtly scented Body Wash will leave their skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished. 

An indoor plant

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Blooming Energy Box, available at The Nice Plant, $44.99

Indoor plants are much more than an extra responsibility. They help purify the air, have been proven to reduce stress, and look good aesthetically. The Nice Plant’s Blooming Energy Box includes a small plant and a few other useful things, like a sage smudge stick, palo santo bundle, and room spray, to make their home more peaceful and relaxing. 

A high-quality leather band for an Apple Watch

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Bullstrap Full-Grain Italian Leather Watch Band, available at Amazon, $89.95

Bullstrap’s Italian Leather Watch Bands are the perfect way to add some elegance to an Apple Watch. They come in several colors of leather and are compatible with all generations of the Apple Watch.

A gorgeous coffee table book that helps cure their travel bug

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1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition): The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before, available at Barnes & Noble, $44.99

Patricia Schultz’s original “1,000 Places” captured imaginations with its compelling curation of experiences all over the world. The newly released deluxe edition features a beautiful gold-embellished cover and more than 1,000 new photographs. 

A pair of sparkly hoops

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Sapphire Hoops, available at Mejuri, $60

Traditional hoops get an embellishment of white sapphire in this affordable piece from Mejuri

A set of monogrammed hand towels

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Stitched Edge Hand Towels, available at Weezie, $30

The extra time and thought put into a personalized gift are worth it. You can add custom embroidery (+$15 per towel) to Weezie’s fluffy and absorbent towels

Premium underwear that’s worth every penny

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Tommy John Men’s Second Skin Boxer Brief 3-Pack, available at Tommy John, $108

It’s not an exaggeration to say Tommy John could be the most comfortable boxers your recipient has ever worn. The Second Skin, in particular, is a standout — smooth, soft, stretchy, and breathable. 

A soft cashmere sweater that boasts a smaller carbon footprint

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The ReCashmere Crew, available at Everlane, $98

Wool, down, and shearling dominate cold-weather staples, but the list of warm and comfortable materials would be incomplete without cashmere. If you’re looking for a less expensive iteration of the classic cashmere sweater, Everlane’s ReCashmere is your best bet. Better yet, it’s environmentally conscious and made with 60% recycled cashmere. 

A cool drink accessory worth celebrating

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BrüMate 12oz Insulated Champagne Flute, available at BrüMate, from $19.99

Brumate’s insulated flute prevents the disappointment of bubbly that has gone warm and flat. It holds almost half a bottle of champagne and comes in 30 pretty colors.  

A card case that fits just the essentials

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Albee Leather Zip Card Case, available at Italic, $30

Traveling light? The tiny leather card case fits five cards and a few bills so they don’t have to lug around a bulky wallet. Italic works with manufacturers who produce for luxury designers, but you won’t have to pay designer prices there. 

A whimsical candle from a new brand

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3-Candle Set, available at Otherland, $89

As our candle-loving editor points out, “Does the world really need another fancy candle brand?” Otherland’s candles are so creative and interesting that you won’t be able to resist gifting at least a few

A travel-friendly vanity case

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Mini See All Vanity Case, available at Paravel, $65

They can stop using unsightly and wasteful Ziploc bags once they have this stylish and structured case in their possession. The exterior material is resistant to water and stains, and the clear window lets them easily identify the case’s contents. 

A gold bracelet that displays their zodiac sign

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Zodiac Bracelet, available at Aurate, $90

The delicate gold vermeil bracelet is a piece they’ll want to wear every day. Aurate’s beautiful gold jewelry is not only more affordable than traditional fine jewelry, but it’s also ethically sourced, representing a new wave of jewelry brands to know about. 

A mini duffel crossbody with a distinctive look

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Extra Small Landon Carryall, available at Dagne Dover, $95

Dagne Dover excels at making functional and versatile bags like work totes and this extra small version of its popular neoprene duffel. Inside, they’ll find a compartment just large enough for the day’s essentials, pockets to keep them organized, and a detachable key leash. 

A streaming stick that gives them access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes

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Roku Streaming Stick +, available at Amazon, $48

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

Sweet treats they won’t be able to stop eating

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The Chocolatey Classic, available at Milk Bar, $72

Instead of the usual box of chocolates, gift some of the best-known and most delicious treats from NYC institution Milk Bar. The set contains 12 soft and chewy cake truffles, six assorted and an adorable mini birthday cake. 

Smart plugs that let them control their appliances with their phone

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Kasa Smart WiFi Plug, available at Amazon, $9.99

Through the corresponding app, they can schedule when their lights turn on and off, or use voice commands with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana. It’s a suitable entry-level smart plug for someone looking to get into home automation. 

A sturdy phone case with a built-in kickstand

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Scooch Wingman iPhone Case, available at Amazon, $4.30

Scooch’s rugged case incorporates a clever 3-in-1 design that gives them a grip, kickstand, or phone mount when they snap the back of the case. Instead of buying these accessories separately, simply gift them this useful all-in-one case. 

A box that lets them explore the exciting world of sake

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Sake Gift Box, available at Tippsy, $59

While online wine clubs abound, Tippsy is quietly cultivating a community of sake lovers. It offers an abundance of knowledge and premium sake options to anyone who’s interested in exploring this underrated alcohol further.  

A compact and lightweight hand mixer

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Kitchenaid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, available at Target, $49.99

Not all baking tasks require a full stand mixer. KitchenAid’s hand mixer doesn’t take up a lot of space but gets a variety of jobs done by offering five-speed options. You’ll also have fun picking out a unique color for your recipient. 

A game that tests their penchant for puns

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Pun Intended Game, available at Amazon, $19.99

It’s a battle of who can devise the most clever puns in this family-friendly card game that requires a quick mind and even faster writing skills. Game on. 

A custom map of a special location

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Custom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, $49

Grafomap is the site where you can commemorate important places, be it their hometown, college town, or the city where you two met. The custom design function is easy to use and you can choose to get the final map poster framed or printed on canvas. 

A waterproof outdoor speaker

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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker, available at Amazon, from $79.99

The surprisingly powerful speaker fits in the palm of their hand and can go swimming with them in the pool or ocean. It’s also dustproof and therefore suitable for hikes and other outdoor adventures. 

A sleep mask made with high-quality mulberry silk

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Slip Slipsilk Sleep Mask, available at Nordstrom, $50

Few things are more luxurious than sleeping with a silk mask. Thanks to its all silk construction, your recipient’s face will feel cool all night long. 

A plush bathrobe

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Classic Bathrobe, available at Parachute, $99

It’s all too tempting to stay wrapped up in this Turkish cotton bathrobe long after they’ve stepped out of the shower. The thick robe is our pick for the best bathrobe you can buy

A chai sampler

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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 any tea lover will appreciate

A cult-favorite fragrance

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Le Labo AnOther 13 Eau de Parfum, available at Nordstrom, from $83

Le Labo is famous for its distinctive packaging and subtle yet inviting scents. The AnOther is musky and woodsy, but it’s balanced out with ingredients like jasmine petals. 

The outdoor game you see everyone playing at the park

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Spikeball Game Set, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, $59.99

It’s a gorgeous day out and you can’t help but notice a few groups having fun while playing some kind of new ball game. Chances are it’s Spikeball, the volleyball-esque game that your recipient can set up in any large outdoor space. It takes just 10 minutes to learn the rules. 

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

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Ingram Crystal Everscroll Glasses, available at MVMT, $75

Help them protect their eyes from harsh screens with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. Their eyes won’t feel as strained, and they might be able to drift off to sleep more quickly. 

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How to use Google Take Me Home to get hands-free directions on your iPhone and Android

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You can get directions home from Google with just a few words.

  • “Hey Google, take me home” is a voice command you can use to immediately get directions home from Google Assistant.
  • Google Take Me Home is available on iPhone and Android in the Google Maps and the Google Assistant apps.
  • iOS users will need to install the Google Assistant app to use this feature.
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“Hey Google, take me home” is a voice command for Google Assistant that opens the Google Maps app and starts a route to your home address.

It’s most seamlessly used on Android devices, which already use Google Assistant as its default virtual assistant. However Apple users can also install the Google Assistant app and use it separately or in tandem with Siri.

How the “Hey Google, take me home” feature works

This voice command is carried out by Google Assistant and can be used once you set – or edit – a Google Maps home address. Once it’s all set up, you can open either Google Assistant or Google Maps to use the command.

For Android users, all you need to do is set that home address and then say “Hey Google, take me home” or or “Ok Google, take me home.” Google Assistant will open Google Maps and find the fastest route home.

For Apple users, you’ll need to install and set up Google Assistant, then set your home address on Google Maps.

How to use Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps to control your phone with your voice while on the roadHow to check the traffic around you on Google Maps in 2 ways, so that you know which routes to avoidA full list of Google voice commands you can use with Google Assistant to make everyday tasks easierA comprehensive list of Siri voice commands you can use on an iPhone

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Lawsuit over Apple’s faulty MacBook butterfly keyboards gets class-action status in California

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  • A judge approved a class-action lawsuit against Apple for the defective butterfly keyboards.
  • Since 2015, the butterfly design has been widely criticized for its “sticky” keys.
  • Apple discontinued the butterfly keyboard last year and replaced it with its Magic Keyboard.

A California judge has approved a class-action lawsuit brought against Apple for the company’s faulty MacBook keyboards known as the butterfly keyboard design.

According to the suit, “Apple noticed that customers were returning the butterfly-equipped MacBook at a higher rate than predecessor products.” The company began to modify the design to address customer concerns, but the butterfly keyboard was still used on MacBook models through 2019.

Customers in California, New York, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Washington, or Michigan are eligible to join in the class-action suit. Qualifying products include:

  • 2015 MacBook
  • 2016 MacBook, MacBook Pro
  • 2017 MacBook, MacBook Pro
  • 2018 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air
  • 2019 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air

The class-action suit excludes those who own the 16-inch MacBook Pro released in November 2019.

The butterfly keyboard design has been widely criticized by consumers since its launch in 2015. Customers have complained of having issues with the keys sticking together, the keyboard’s inability to work when pressing certain keys, discomfort when using the slim design, and overall issues with the keyboard’s ability to function properly.

In 2018, John Gruber, a well-known Apple blogger, even went as far to call the keyboards the “worst products in Apple history.”

Apple initially told MacBook users to keep the keyboards clean with compressed air to address technical issues. However, in 2019 the company issued a formal apology for the trouble that its keyboards had been causing. Soon after, Apple began offering free repair services and issuing refunds for people who had been paying for the keyboards upkeep.

In 2020, Apple discontinued the butterfly keyboard design and announced that its Magic Keyboard would be available across Apple’s entire laptop lineup.

In the press release announcing the new MacBook Pro last year, Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad product marketing, called it “the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.”

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