63 gifts under $50 for everyone on your list that still feel thoughtful and personal

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  • You don’t need to spend a fortune to find a thoughtful gift they’ll love.
  • We found 63 of the best gifts under $50 to suit the interests and tastes of everyone on your list.

With best friends’ birthdays, anniversaries with your significant other, celebratory moments with coworkers, or even just to tell a loved one you’re thinking about them, it’s easy for your gifting list to fill up quickly. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to get everyone on your list a gift that feels made for them. There are plenty of great gift ideas under $50 to be found if you know where to look.

We’ve done the hard work for you and sifted through hundreds of options to find affordable gifts to suit a wide range of tastes and interests.

Our picks for the best gifts under $50 still feel unique and personal. And whether these gifts are complements to a bigger present or are the star of the show, we know your recipient will love them.

Keep reading for 63 gifts under $50 that work for anyone on your list.

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

A DIY recipe book

A DIY, 120 blank page cookbook

My Recipes Cookbook, available at Amazon, $8.99

Whether they’re a huge foodie or want to preserve a favorite family meal, this DIY cookbook offers 120 blank pages to fill with their favorite recipes. The notebook’s table of contents and additional note space at the end will help keep them extra organized.

Taking the time to add in your own savory vodka sauce pasta dish or having their loved ones fill in grandma’s homemade sweets recipe will make this gift feel extra special.

Snacks for movie night

Popcorn Snack Medley

Popcorn Snack Medley, available at Knack, $44

Help them take their next Netflix marathon to the next level with this popcorn mix set. The mix includes two microwavable Pop on The Cob popcorn cobs, toffee pretzels, dark chocolate-covered cherries, and Virginia peanuts. If they have a particular favorite treat, each snack can also be added in extra quantities at an additional cost.

A carafe that helps preserve wine

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Glass Wine Saver Carafe, available at Grommet, $42.95

Wine lovers will surely appreciate this elegant gift that will allow them to savor and sip their favorite bottle for longer. This glass carafe preserves non-sparkling wine in the refrigerator for up to one week. Simply, pour wine into the carafe, insert the float at an angle, then seal it with the top and serve.

Farm-to-skin lip balms

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Beekman 1802 Ten Piece Lip Balm Set, available at Uncommon Goods, $48

This farm-to-skin lip balm set is just right for the green beauty obsessive. All 10 lip balms are made from natural goat’s milk and essential oils. Beautifully packaged and scented, the fragrances include Ylang Ylang and Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Fig Leaf, Sweet Grass, Grapefruit, Oak Moss, Apricot and Honey, Vanilla, and an unscented balm.

A monogrammed clutch

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Palm Leaf Rounded Clutch, available at Mark and Graham, $49

You can get your giftees initials embroidered on this cute roll-up clutch for a personal touch. The bag is woven from natural palm leaves for a beachy vibe, and the blue and white striped interior adds to the fun coastal feel.

A sand-free, quick-dry towel

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Sand Cloud towel, available at Sand Cloud, $48

Not only are these thin towels easy to roll up and throw in your beach bag or picnic basket, but they also easily shake off sand and dry three times faster than classic beach and pool towels. Choose from a wide array of vibrant patterns and colors, from a navy blue whale shark print to tie-dye options.

An easy way to make their own bubble tea

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Bubble Tea Kit, available at Uncommon Goods, $38

For the bubble tea lover in your life, this kit comes with two flavors of loose-leaf tea, tapioca pearls, and two reusable stainless steel straws. All they’ll have to do is add a little milk (if they like!) and sip on this delicious brew.

A personalized video message from their favorite celebrity

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Cameo video, available on Cameo, from $1

Whether they have a favorite musician, reality TV star, comedian, or actor, there’s a good chance their favorite celebrity is on Cameo. You can even choose from pre-recorded video messages with a personal shoutout, or opt to give them a super special one-on-one video call. Of course, the price will depend on who the star is.

Notepads chock full of affirmations

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Knock Knock Notepads, available at Amazon, from $8.99

Whether you want to give them a quick pep talk or celebrate them just because, these notepads from Knock Knock provide a creative and encouraging way of doing so. Each comes with 50 sheets, so they’ll make plenty of use of these witty notes.

A small but mighty smart assistant

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Google Nest Mini (2nd Generation), available at Best Buy, $34.99

Give the gift of a virtual helper. Currently on sale for under $25, the Google Nest Mini offers a compact, affordable smart speaker with Google Assistant built-in. Friends and family members will love being able to dim lights, control the volume on their TV, check the weather, and more, all with just the sound of their voice.

Read our full review of the Google Nest Mini here

A face mask designed for working out

Gifts under $50 Under Armour

UA Sportmask, available at Under Armour, $10

Under Armour’s Sportmask was designed with athletes in mind, as reflected in its breathability, water resistance, and UPF 50+ sun protection. Thanks to the Sportsmask, they won’t have to sacrifice their workout routine or their comfort.

*Sponsored by Under Armour

A 52-piece art kit

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52-Piece Watercolor Art Set, available at Amazon, $14.08

Encourage them to pick up a new hobby (or take advantage of an existing one) with this watercolor set that’s built for both beginners and experts. The set includes various cakes and paints, watercolor pencils, paintbrushes, a paint palette, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener — all within a pre-packaged case that can save you the pain of gift wrapping. 

A streaming stick that turns any TV into a smart one

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Roku Streaming Stick +, available at Amazon, $39

Upgrade their Netflix binge marathons without actually buying them a whole new TV. The Roku Streaming Stick + offers 4K, HD, and HDR streaming in a portable package and affordable price. 

A meal kit from their favorite restaurant

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

Bring a bit of their favorite restaurant right to their door. From bagels to barbeque, Goldbelly ships food gifts nationwide from iconic eateries in major cities. 

A Disney+ subscription

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One-year gift subscription to Disney Plus, $79.99

It gives them 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 cult-favorite candle

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Otherland Candles, available at Otherland, $36

We love Otherland’s candles, whether seasonally inspired or from the classic collection. Notable scent combinations such as champagne, saffron, and leather, gorgeous packaging, and a 55 hour burn time have deemed Otherland’s candles as a foolproof gift among the Insider Reviews team.

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 classy set of loose-leaf teas made it into Oprah’s Favorite Things back in 2018. It’s filled with three variations of chai tea that any tea lover will appreciate

A smooth olive oil that’ll instantly elevate any dish

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Alive Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

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

An affordable electric toothbrush subscription

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Toothbrush Starter Set, available at Quip, from $25

Help them upgrade their oral care routine with a Quip toothbrush. Not only is it a great electric toothbrush at a reasonable price, but Quip will send them a refill every three months with a new brush head and toothbrush. 

Delicious mini cupcakes

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Cupcake Gift Boxes, available at Baked by Melissa, from $32

Who doesn’t love getting a sweet surprise? With delicious flavors ranging from Cookie Dough to Pink Frosted Donut, these bite-size treats are sure to please. You can also add a special gift box to complete the gift. 

Useful cable clips

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Shintop Cable Clips (six-pack), available at Amazon, $4.99

Whether their phone charger is always falling under their desk or they simply have too many cables to keep track of, these affordable and efficient clips will allow them to simplify their workspace. Plus, the pink, orange, and green shades contribute a fun pop of color.

A head-to-toe mini care kit

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Drunk Elephant The Littles Head to Toe, available at Sephora, $49

Give this mini set for head-to-toe care they can take on the road or just to test out some new products. The set is packed with Drunk Elephant minis, including a glossing shampoo, cream conditioner, scalp scrub, detangler, body cleanser, lotion, deodorant, and a comb. It also comes neatly packaged in a fun, neon bag.

An at-home spa kit

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Eucalyptus Spa Gift Set, available at Uncommon Goods, $40

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a hard year. Give them the gift of soothing relaxation with this at-home kit that includes pampering botanical bath salts and natural jute body scrubber. The recipient will also be able to grow their own eucalyptus in the bamboo pot so they can continue to breathe deep and say ahh.

A set of magnets that are fun to play with and can boost concentration

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Speks Magnet Balls, available at Speks, $27.95

Almost everyone on the Insider Reviews team has a set of Speks at their desk. The little magnetic balls can be mashed, molded, and built into fun shapes and are a fun fidget toy that even adults will love. 

A personalized pillow of their favorite fur baby

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Custom Pet Pillow, available at Etsy, from $29.99

If there’s nothing they love more than their cat or dog, this pillow — featuring a blown-up picture of their pet — is sure to make them smile. 

A cute kitchen gadget that makes breakfast in a flash

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Dash Mini Waffle Maker, available at Target, $9.99

This compact waffle maker makes a great addition to any college dorm or small kitchen. All they have to do is plug it in and they can make their favorite breakfast treat in a flash.

A sugary and fun snack

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Sugarfina Champagne Bears, available at Neiman Marcus, $20

Elevate their next sugar fix with these fun champagne gummy bears. Don’t worry if they’re under 21, despite the name and flavor, these gummies are non-alcoholic. They also have rosé options too.    

A taste of Japan by way of snacks

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

Adventurous foodies will love the chance to taste test a curated box of gourmet Japanese snacks. In this Bokksu box, they can expect to find between 10-14 snacks, a tea pairing, and an in-depth guide that details every product included.

A best-selling face mask for clear skin

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

Anyone in on the latest skincare trends will know about this mask. Many claim it has helped clear their skin, and it has over 12,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. The best part is that this powerful facial is just $10.

A soft pair of socks made from sustainable fabric

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SoftHemp Sock, available at United by Blue, $16 

With cold weather approaching, there’s nothing better than slipping on cozy socks. Made from soft, sustainable hemp fabric, this pair is sure to do the trick. 

A luxurious exfoliator to keep skin smooth

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Necessaire The Body Exfoliator, available at Sephora, $30

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

Cruelty-free nail polish in a range of fun colors

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Nail Polish, available at Smith & Cult, $18

Smith & Cult’s polish is vegan, cruelty-free, and chip-resistant. With 46 fun colors to choose from, you’re sure to find one (or two, or three) they’ll love. 

A sheet mask that’ll hydrate dry, stressed skin

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Dr. Jart+ Soothing Hydra Solution, available at Sephora, $6

Fall and winter skin tends to be dry and dull. While you can’t change the weather, you can throw on a hydrating face mask to stay moisturized. This one will add lots of soothing hydration to their skin to keep it feeling fresh.

Makeup towels that make washing their face less of a chore

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Makeup Towels, available at Weezie, $40

If they’ve never thought of washcloths as anything special, Weezie towels will change their minds. The adorable towels are embroidered with either hearts, winky eyelids, or the words “stain me.” Plus, the dark navy blue color will conceal makeup stains.

A silky-smooth sleep mask to block light

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Slip Pink Marble Sleep Mask, available at Nordstrom, $50

If there’s nothing they appreciate more than a good night’s sleep, they’ll love Slip’s silk sleep mask. It’s made from 100% pure Mulberry silk for a luxe, light feel on their skin. 

A simple necklace that reminds them of their intentions

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Good Intentions Necklace, available at Amazon, $38

A sweet necklace with an even sweeter mission. Choose from a selection of positive intentions like “optimism,” “strength,” or “gratitude,” which they can carry with them throughout the day. For every necklace sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Girls Inc.

A lip gloss that has all the benefits of a balm

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

This clean-beauty favorite delivers the glossy sheen they’d expect from a lip gloss, but it’s loaded with nourishing oils to keep lips hydrated, too. 

A beautiful way to store olive oil

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Handblown Glass Olive Oil Pourer, available at Uncommon Goods, $44

These stunning handmade jars can hold up to 12 ounces of olive oil or vinegar. Plus, they look beautiful sitting out on the kitchen counter.

A bold lip color that’ll last all day long

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Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick, available at Sephora, $32

Whether it’s a pale peach or a deep-red look they crave, they’ll love this long-lasting lipstick with its saturated colors and hydrating formula.

A set of playing cards inspired by music’s greats

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Music Genius Playing Cards, available at Uncommon Goods, $10

Whether they love game night, music, or are equal fans of both, they’ll surely get a kick out of these playing cards. The pack features illustrations of all the big names in pop, rock, country, and R&B.

A spray that any sneakerhead needs in their collection

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Jason Markk Repel, available at Amazon, $17

If they love shoes, they should have the right products to take care of their favorite footwear. This spray protects shoes from stains caused by water and oil, and there are multiple people on our team who swear by it for every new pair of shoes they get.

A set of colorful silicone straws that reduce plastic waste

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Five Two Silicone Straws Single Pack, available at Food52, $25

Bendable, sustainable, and portable (thanks to the set of carrying cases), these fun straws are the accessory any eco-conscious person should have.

An elevated hand sanitizer that fends off germs

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Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $12

A lightweight, spray formula and refreshing scents make Touchland’s hand sanitizer one they’ll actually want to use. It dries quickly and doesn’t leave residue or stickiness behind.

A book subscription

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Book of the Month 3-month plan, available at Book of the Month, $49.99

A subscription box that sends them an exciting new read catered to their tastes each month is the perfect gift for a bookworm.

A unique case that protects their phone

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Casetify phone case, available at Casetify, starting from $39

Our phones are our lifelines these days and if you know someone who’s always glued to theirs, consider giving them a unique case that’s as protective as it is pretty thanks to being drop-tested and shock-absorbent. They have options ranging from watercolor forest scenes to cute sayings to cuddly animals. You can even do a customized option and put their initials on it.  

A coffee mug that keeps their drinks hot or cold for hours

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Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Mug, available at Amazon, $24.95

Hydro Flask’s Travel Coffee Mug is a team favorite. It combines the classic shape of a mug with Hydro Flask’s TempShield insulation to keep beverages hot, or cold, for hours— a great gift for the coffee or tea lover who’s always on the move. 

Unisex House Slippers

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Japanese Waffle Linen Slipper Slides, available at Etsy, $28.23

Clean space enthusiasts who enjoy a no outdoor shoe policy at their homes will appreciate these unisex house slippers. The waffle cloth pattern, platform bottom, and cushioned sole makes for a cute and cozy fit. These snug slippers are available in yellow, pink, gray, or coffee colors. 

A cute reusable tote that can fit tons of stuff

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Standard Baggu, available at Baggu, $12

It’s no wonder these bags are bestsellers — they can hold up to 50 pounds of stuff and come in a range of fun colors and patterns. Plus, at just $12, they’re a great deal. 

A portable straw that makes water drinkable

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, available at Amazon, $17.47

This portable, personal water filter was one of the bestselling products on Prime Day. It filters water from creeks and rivers, making it perfect for hiking, camping, and travel.

A classy carrying case to stash chargers

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

After they fill the three pockets with cables and chargers, all they have do is roll everything up and they’re good to go. The soft, supple leather comes in a variety of fun colors and patterns. 

A cult-favorite cast-iron skillet

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Lodge 12-inch Cast-Iron Skillet and Handle Holder, available at Amazon, $42.95

Every cook needs a cast-iron skillet in their kitchen. Lodge makes some of the best out there, but at prices that won’t break the bank. 

A fitting vehicle for their post-run brews

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Etched Marathon Pint Glass, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

If they like to celebrate a long run with a big pint, they’ll appreciate these pint glasses etched with famous marathon routes. 

A candle that reminds them of their favorite place

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Homesick Scented Candle, available at Amazon, $34

This is a great gift that’s sure to make anyone sentimental. Whether it’s their hometown, college town, or favorite spot to vacation, a Homesick candle, with scents inspired by all sorts of locations, will bring them back to that favorite place. 

A cold brew coffee maker to keep up with their iced coffee habit

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Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker, available at Amazon, $19.99

If their morning ritual includes a cup of cold brew, they’ll appreciate this convenient cold brew maker. All they have to do is fill it with their favorite coffee grinds, add water, let it sit, and they’ve got a glass of delicious cold brew on the way. 

An easy-to-care-for plant

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Snake Plant, available at The Sill, $43

Bring some life to their space with this cute snake plant that comes in a nice planter with multiple color options. With little attention needed, it’s a great gift for amateur plant parents and experienced ones alike. 

A luxury wallet perfect for daily use or travel

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

By partnering with the same manufacturers that make high-end pieces for brands like Celine, Burberry, and Prada, but ditching the designer labels and opting for a direct-to-consumer model, Italic is able to sell luxury goods at a fraction of the price. This sleek and simple leather card case would go for over $300 with a designer label, but at Italic it’s a steal at just $35. 

A rocks glass etched with a city map

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Urban Map Glass, available at Uncommon Goods, $18

Whether you want to bring back fond memories of a place you visited together or just want a gift that highlights their favorite stomping grounds, you can cheers to these rocks glasses intricately etched with a city map and interspersed street names. Over 30 major US cities are available to choose from.

To really up the ante, consider pairing the glass with a nice bottle of bourbon

A dainty pair of gold hoops that go with everything

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Midi Hoops, available at Mejuri, $50

Jewelry always makes a great gift, though it’s typically pricey. These dainty hoops from Mejuri are the perfect pair for every day, and they’re only $50.

An apron loaded with plenty of clever features

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Five Two Ultimate Apron, available at Food52, $45

Anyone who spends a good amount of time in the kitchen will appreciate this durable apron with its sturdy fabric, clever pockets made to hold the essentials, and pot-holders built right in. 

A lifetime of perks with an REI membership

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REI Membership, available at REI, $20

A one-time, $20 payment will get them lifetime access to REI’s membership program. The outdoorsy types in your life will appreciate the special offers, 10% back on purchases, member-pricing on REI classes and events, and the host of other membership perks. Learn more about the REI membership program here

A simple and elegant photo calendar

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

All of Artifact Uprising’s customized photo gifts are simple, beautiful, and made from eco-friendly materials. This simple calendar is an easy choice for anyone on your list. Just pick 12 photos (one for each month) of the people and places they love most to add a special sentiment to their desk setup.

A cozy, slouchy beanie

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Neff Beanie, available at Amazon, $14.30

Cold-weather accessories make a great gift for anyone who will be braving the cold come winter. Neff beanies come in a wide variety of colors and are the perfect combination of cute and cozy. 

An easy way to grill kabobs

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Kabob Grilling Baskets, available at Uncommon Goods, $17

Forget needing to spend time sticking every piece of meat or sliced veggie on a kebob stick. These baskets make it easy to perfectly grill you food and the basket makes for easy flipping.

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How to fix an Apple Pencil that’s not working

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If your Apple Pencil isn’t working, it’s probably easy to fix.

  • If your Apple Pencil isn’t working, it might just need to charge.
  • If your Apple Pencil still isn’t working after a charge, reset its connection to your iPad and then pair it again.
  • You should also make sure that your Apple Pencil and iPad are compatible.
  • Visit Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories.

Apple prides itself on making accessories that “just work,” no fiddling with settings or complicated button layouts required.

That’s why it can be immensely frustrating when one of those accessories – like your Apple Pencil – stops working. Luckily, these issues usually have easy fixes.

How to fix an Apple Pencil that’s not working

Charge it

It sounds too simple to be true, but your Apple Pencil’s batteries might just be dead.

Related Article Module: How to charge either Apple Pencil model with your iPad, and what to do if it won’t charge

Connect your Apple Pencil to its charger and leave it there for at least an hour. Once you’ve done that, try using it again. If this doesn’t work, try charging it with another charging source, like a different iPad.

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Charge your Apple Pencil using the iPad or charging adapter.

Reset its connection

An Apple Pencil won’t work with an iPad that it’s not properly paired with. An Apple Pencil that’s stopped working might be having issues with that connection.

First, unpair it from your iPad.

1. Open your iPad’s Settings app and tap Bluetooth in the left sidebar.

2. If you see Apple Pencil as an option underneath My Devices, tap the “i” icon to the right of its name. If you don’t see your Apple Pencil here, move onto the pairing process.

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Open your Apple Pencil’s connection information screen.

3. Tap Forget This Device.

Now, let’s pair it to the iPad again.

  • To connect a 1st Generation Apple Pencil, plug it into your iPad’s charging port and then tap Pair when it appears on the screen.
  • To connect a 2nd Generation Apple Pencil, latch it onto the side of your iPad and then tap Pair if it appears on the screen.

Now try using your Apple Pencil again.

Make sure your Pencil and iPad are compatible

Not all Apple Pencils work with all iPads. You need to make sure that you have compatible devices, or they’ll never work together.

The 1st Generation Apple Pencil works with:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (first and second generations, released in 2015 and 2017)
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch (released in 2016)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch (released in 2017)
  • iPad (sixth generation, released in 2018)
  • iPad (seventh generation, released in 2019)
  • iPad Air (third generation, released in 2019)
  • iPad mini (fifth generation, released in 2019)
  • iPad (eighth generation, released in 2020)

The 2nd Generation Apple Pencil works with:

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (first, second, and third generations; released in 2018, 2020, and 2021)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (third, fourth, and fifth generations; released in 2018, 2020, and 2021)
  • iPad Air (fourth generation, released in 2020)

If you’re not sure which iPad you have, check out our article on finding and identifying your iPad’s model number.

Contact Apple

If all else fails, there might be an issue with your Apple Pencil’s internal hardware. In this case, you’ll need to go to a professional.

Contact Apple by phone, or bring your devices into an Apple Store. They should be able to help you there.

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Most Apple retail stores also act as service centers, where you can bring in your defective devices.

How to connect an Apple Pencil to your iPadHow to check your Apple Pencil battery so you know when to charge itThe Apple Pencil doesn’t work with the iPhone, but other styluses do – here’s how it works‘How much is the Apple Pencil?’: A breakdown of Apple’s advanced iPad styluses, including their prices and which iPads each works with

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85 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 the latest tech accessories; useful kitchen tools; luxury beauty and skincare products; and quirky, 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.

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 85 best under-$100 gift ideas below:

A set of multipurpose starter seasonings

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The Best Seller Set, available at Omsom, $45

Spice up their summer with this fun set of four seasoning starters that can be used on everything from barbecue to savory tofu and chicken.

The perfect pillow for side sleepers

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Original Casper Pillow, available at Casper, $55.25

The Original Casper Pillow will help your favorite side sleeper align their neck with their spine while sleeping. We named this pillow the best for side sleepers in our guide to the best pillows. You can customize the pillow even more by choosing its size and height.

A grow it yourself garden kit

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Vegetable Grow Kit & Garden Cookbook, available at Uncommon Goods, $35

With this vegetable grow kit, they’ll be able to grow their meals right in their backyard. The kit includes a cookbook, step-by-step gardening instructions, and the seeds to grow 11 different vegetables.

A mini fireplace

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Personal Concrete Fireplace, available at Food52, $95

Keep them warm and entertained this summer with this small personal fireplace, which is safe for use indoors and for cooking fun treats like s’mores. 

A gift card from Bookshop

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Bookshop gift card, available at Bookshop, from $10

Bookshop allows readers to support small bookstores online. The retailer sells gift cards that your recipient will be able to use to shop online from their favorite indie bookstore. The gift cards never expire and can be bought in increments from $10 to $1000.

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, $52

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 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, $55

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 $22

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, $99.95

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

An 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

100 gifts under $100

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, $37.99

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, $11.24

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, $16.68

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, $22.18

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 Baggu, $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, $34.99

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, $35.33

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 $92

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

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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, $42.99

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

100 gifts under $100

1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition): The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before, available at Barnes & Noble, $50.99

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 cool drink accessory worth celebrating

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BrüMate 12oz Insulated Champagne Flute, available at BrüMate, from $24.99

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 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, $39

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, $8

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 $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, $49.99

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, $78

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 stop your Android phone from listening to you by disabling 3 microphone-related features

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Android users can disable “OK Google” and other microphone-related features to stop their device from listening in.

  • If you want your Android phone to stop listening to you, you can disable its “OK Google” feature in the phone’s Settings app.
  • To thoroughly stop your Android from listening, you can also turn off listening while driving and disable the Google search app’s microphone.
  • Android phones are configured to listen to you in order to respond to wake words like “OK Google” and perform voice commands.
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Your phone may be silently listening to everything you say. That’s because smartphone voice assistants like “OK Google” need to know when to spring into action.

To activate your Android phone’s voice assistant, all you need to say are wake words “OK Google” or “Hey Google.” Your phone uses only your audio starting with – or just before – the wake word and ending when you’ve completed your command.

These interactions are archived to improve the service. You can see all your Google Assistant commands by visiting My Google Activity. Click Filter by Date & Product and then choose Voice & Audio.

While having a voice assistant at the ready has its advantages, this understandably raises privacy concerns for smartphone users. So if you’d rather not have your phone listening to you, you can disable the features that do it. You’ll need to disable “Hey Google,” audio monitoring while driving, and the Google search microphone.

Once you do, Google will no longer listen for your voice.

How to stop an Android from listening to you by disabling Google Assistant

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap Google.

3. In the services section, select Account services.

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Open the account-services link for Google in the Settings app.

4. Choose Search, Assistant & Voice.

5. Tap Voice.

6. In the Hey Google section, select Voice Match.

7. Turn off Hey Google by swiping the button to the left.

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You can turn off “Hey Google” microphone monitoring with a tap.

How to stop an Android from listening to you by disabling audio monitoring

After disabling Hey Google in the Voice Match menu, as depicted in the section above, stay in the same window.

1. Tap Driving Settings.

2. Turn off While driving by swiping the button to the left.

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Don’t forget to turn off monitoring while you’re driving.

How to stop the Google search app from listening to you on your Android

1. Launch the Settings app.

2. Tap Apps & Notifications or Apps, depending on your device.

3. Select See all apps if required. Otherwise, scroll down and tap Google.

4. Choose Permissions.

5. Tap Microphone.

6. Select Deny to prevent Google from using the mic.

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Deny Google use of the microphone to prevent your phone from listening to you.

How to clear your Google search history on your Android phone or tabletHow to turn off location tracking on your Android deviceHow to set up Google Assistant on iOS or Android so it responds to ‘OK Google’How to activate voice controls on your Android device, and make Google searches or open apps with your voice

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Apple AirPods are on sale right now for Prime Day 2021 – here are the best AirPods deals we’ve found so far

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Apple’s AirPods with the wired charging case are getting a big discount for Amazon Prime Day.

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Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to shop for electronics, especially Apple’s AirPods. Last year, we saw significant discounts on all models and the average prices on these wireless in-ear headphones have continued to drop throughout 2021.

All models offer the ability to easily pair with Apple devices, good sound, and instant Siri access, making them a popular choice for those in need of hassle-free wireless earbuds. Prime Day 2021 is also the first major shopping event since Apple released its $549 AirPods Max over-ear headphones. The headphones were $50 off last week but are now available for $27 off.

Amazon Prime Day can be pretty hectic, with timed Lightning deals and limited stock. Some deals sell out quickly, so it’s a good idea to jump on something that you’re interested in while you can. For more earbud deals, check out our roundup of all the best Prime Day headphone deals.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on Apple AirPods right now

Most AirPods go on sale periodically throughout the year, so we recommend jumping on Prime Day deal prices that drop below the usual discounts we see on a regular basis.

The AirPods Pro typically cost around $200, but dropped to an all-time low of $170 during Black Friday. The AirPods Pro are currently $190 during Prime Day, the lowest price we’ve seen since February.

The AirPods with wireless charging case average around $160, though in March they reached an all-time low of $130. Sales in the days before Prime Day saw them drop to $150 before returning to their usual price on June 21.

Wired charging AirPods were marked down to $119 for Prime Day – making them the most affordable AirPods of the bunch, but they’re out of stock as of our last check. They typically run about $130, but the lowest price we’ve seen on wired charging AirPods was $99, during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Current Amazon sale prices are a bit better than the typical ones we see, so the below deals are all solid discounts.

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Frequently asked questions

When is Amazon Prime Day?

This year, Amazon Prime Day is June 21 to 22. Amazon discounts a vast amount of its products in just about all categories on Prime Day. This tends to include everything from tech gadgets, to books, to home and kitchen, and everything in between.

Amazon Prime Day sales are exclusive to Prime members. A Prime membership costs $119 per year or $13 a month and comes with a bunch of perks like free two-day shipping and access to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music.

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Which are better, the regular AirPods or AirPods Pro?

The AirPods Pro are our pick as the best AirPods overall. They’re more expensive than the standard AirPods, but offer benefits like better sound quality, fantastic noise cancellation, an adjustable fit, and water resistance for workout aficionados. They’re a great pick for iPhone owners looking for a pair of premium wireless earbuds for exercising or drowning out distractions while working or watching movies.

Apple’s standard AirPods lack many of the attributes of the AirPods Pro, including adjustable ear tips, active noise cancellation, and water resistance – but still offer decent sound, while pairing easily with all Apple devices. They’re the right choice for Apple users that want to spend less and really only want a pair of wireless earbuds for casual listening.

Are the AirPods Max worth it?

The AirPods Max are made for those seeking top-notch audio and noise cancellation, but they’re hard to recommend at their full price of $549. It’s true that the AirPods Max offer excellent sound quality and noise cancellation wrapped in a design that’s superior to most competitors.

However, you don’t need to spend that much when Sony’s less expensive WH-1000XM4 also provide a great listening experience and great noise cancellation, minus the convenient AirPods pairing features and more elegant design. The AirPods Max also lack certain features we would have liked to see for the price, like a charging case and other input options for audio connections.

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The best Prime Day phone deals include discounts on phones from Apple, Google, and Samsung

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 is almost here, and we’re already seeing discounts on phones from Google, OnePlus, and more.

Amazon Prime Day is here, and the sales event is a great time to buy a new phone, especially if you’re an Android fan. This year’s annual shopping event takes place on June 21 and 22, and we’re seeing some great deals on phones from Google, OnePlus, and even Apple.

Other retailers typically offer deals of their own to compete with Amazon, so it’s important to check Best Buy, Walmart, and Target for compelling offers as well.

Deals change often, so we’ll be updating our coverage throughout the shopping event. And don’t forget: you’ll need an Amazon Prime membership to gain access to Amazon deals once Prime Day starts.

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Top Amazon Prime Day Google Pixel deals

Google’s Pixel phones are already pretty affordable depending on the model, but they’re even more tempting at a discount. The latest Pixel 5 didn’t make our list of the best smartphones, at least at its full price, but it’s more tempting with a deal. Otherwise the Pixel 4a is our favorite budget smartphone for photography.

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Best Amazon Prime Day Apple iPhone deals

It’s rare to find Prime Day deals on iPhones that are in new condition. Most deals tend to focus more on AirPods or iPads. But now that other retailers are bolstering their own offerings to match or exceed Amazon’s deals, there’s more choice than ever.

BestBuy has some deals for Apple’s iPhone 12 series right now, including a noteworthy $200 off the iPhone 12 Mini and $100 off the iPhone 12. To get the deal, you must commit to a carrier activation or monthly payment plan with Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile/Sprint to get the discount.

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Top Amazon Prime Day Samsung Galaxy deals

Samsung makes a lot of Galaxy phones, and in 2021 that lineup has grown even bigger. However, the Galaxy S21 is our favorite Android phone right now because of its excellent design, great triple-lens camera, and solid performance. It’s also decently priced for a flagship phone, but discounts make it an even better deal for Android phone shoppers.

We’re seeing great deals on Amazon for Prime Day 2021 on the Galaxy S21 series and Galaxy S20 FE

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Amazon Prime Day Android phone deals

Samsung and Google may be among the most popular Android device makers, but it’s also worth looking elsewhere. Companies like OnePlus and TCL are known for making quality phones that are often hundreds of dollars less than the latest phones from Samsung, Apple, and Google.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to shop for a smartphone

Most people in the United States buy their phones from carriers, even though there are often better prices to be found elsewhere. Amazon Prime Day is a good example of an instance in which it’s probably a better deal to buy your phone through another retailer like Amazon rather than your carrier.

Amazon mostly sells unlocked phones, which means the phone isn’t tied to any specific carrier and will work with any phone service provider. That means you should be able to insert your SIM card into your new phone without much hassle.

The most important factor to consider when purchasing a new phone is how much you want to spend. This will automatically limit your search, and you want to make sure you’re not wasting time researching devices that are out of your price range. You also want to consider which features matter the most to you. Is having an excellent camera the most important thing, or do you want a phone with the longest battery life? What’s your biggest complaint about your current phone that you’re hoping to address by upgrading? Those are the types of questions you should be asking yourself.

When is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day will take place on June 21 and 22. In years past it’s been held in July, except for 2020 when the annual shopping holiday was pushed to October.

What’s on sale on Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day sales span the gamut in terms of product categories, with discounts on everything from tech gadgets to beauty products, kitchen items, and much more. Think of it as Black Friday in the summer, but only on Amazon.

Do I need to be a Prime member to get Prime Day deals?

Yes, Amazon Prime Day is only available for Prime subscribers. Amazon Prime costs $119 per year or $12.99 per month, but the annual billing option is a better deal. Not only does Amazon Prime provide access to fast shipping options and Prime Day deals, but it also comes with other perks like Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music access.

What smartphone deals were available on Prime Day last year?

Amazon Prime Day included deals on phone models from Google, Samsung, and Motorola among others in 2020. Of course, these were models that are now considered to be a generation old, like the Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, and Google Pixel 4.

What about iPhone deals on Prime Day?

We don’t typically see iPhone deals on Amazon Prime Day, and that’s likely to continue in 2021. We’ve spotted one worthwhile deal on an iPhone 12 Mini so far, but iPhone deals are rare to come by on Prime Day. However, last year’s Prime Day saw plenty of deals on other Apple products like AirPods, iPads, and MacBook laptops. Check out our guide to the best iPhone deals to learn more about other non-Prime Day related discounts.

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Apple AirPods are on sale right now ahead of Prime Day – here are the best AirPods deals we’ve found so far

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Apple’s AirPods with the wired charging case are getting a big discount for Amazon Prime Day.

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Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to shop for electronics, especially Apple’s AirPods. Last year, we saw significant discounts on all models and the average prices on these wireless in-ear headphones have continued to drop throughout 2021.

All models offer the ability to easily pair with Apple devices, good sound, and instant Siri access, making them a popular choice for those in need of hassle-free wireless earbuds. Prime Day 2021 is also the first major shopping event since Apple released its $549 AirPods Max over-ear headphones. The headphones were $50 off yesterday but most color options are back to full price. That said, you can still snag the Sky Blue model for $20 off.

Amazon Prime Day can be pretty hectic, with timed Lightning deals and limited stock. Some deals sell out quickly, so it’s a good idea to jump on something that you’re interested in while you can.

The best early Amazon Prime Day deals on Apple AirPods right now

Most AirPods go on sale periodically throughout the year, so we recommend jumping on Prime Day deal prices that drop below the usual discounts we see on a regular basis.

The AirPods Pro typically cost around $200, but dropped to an all-time low of $170 during Black Friday. The AirPods with wireless charging case average around $160, though in March they reached an all-time low of $130. The AirPods with a wired charging case typically run around $130 – making them the most affordable AirPods of the bunch.

Current Amazon sale prices are a bit lower than the typical ones we see, so the below deals are all solid discounts. That said, bigger price drops are possible once Prime Day begins.

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Shop the same prices from Walmart’s Deals for Days and other competing sales:

Frequently asked questions

When is Amazon Prime Day?

This year, Amazon Prime Day is June 21 – 22, though we’re already seeing some early deals. Amazon discounts a vast amount of its products in just about all categories on Prime Day. This tends to include everything from tech gadgets, to books, to home and kitchen, and everything in between.

Amazon Prime Day sales are exclusive to Prime members. A Prime membership costs $119 per year or $13 a month and comes with a bunch of perks like free two-day shipping and access to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music.

Prime 30-Day Free Trial (small)

Which are better, the regular AirPods or AirPods Pro?

The AirPods Pro are our pick as the best AirPods overall. They’re more expensive than the standard AirPods, but offer benefits like better sound quality, fantastic noise cancellation, an adjustable fit, and water resistance for workout aficionados. They’re a great pick for iPhone owners looking for a pair of premium wireless earbuds for exercising or drowning out distractions while working or watching movies.

Apple’s standard AirPods lack many of the attributes of the AirPods Pro, including adjustable ear tips, active noise cancellation, and water resistance – but still offer decent sound, while pairing easily with all Apple devices. They’re the right choice for Apple users that want to spend less and really only want a pair of wireless earbuds for casual listening.

Are the AirPods Max worth it?

The AirPods Max are made for those seeking top-notch audio and noise cancellation, but they’re hard to recommend at their full price of $549. It’s true that the AirPods Max offer excellent sound quality and noise cancellation wrapped in a design that’s superior to most competitors.

However, you don’t need to spend that much when Sony’s less expensive WH-1000XM4 also provide a great listening experience and great noise cancellation, minus the convenient AirPods pairing features and more elegant design. The AirPods Max also lack certain features we would have liked to see for the price, like a charging case and other input options for audio connections.

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Apple AirPods are seeing early discounts ahead of Prime Day – here are the best ones we’ve found so far

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Apple’s AirPods with the wired charging case are getting a big discount for Amazon Prime Day.

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Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to shop for electronics, especially Apple’s AirPods. Last year, we saw significant discounts on all models and the average prices on these wireless in-ear headphones have continued to drop throughout 2021.

All models offer the ability to easily pair with Apple devices, good sound, and instant Siri access, making them a popular choice for those in need of hassle-free wireless earbuds. Prime Day 2021 is also the first major shopping event since $549 AirPods Max over-ear headphones have been released. We’re already starting discounts on the AirPods Max – it was $50 off yesterday – but is currenlty only $20 off right now.

Amazon Prime Day can be pretty hectic, with timed Lightning deals and limited stock. Some deals sell out quickly, so it’s a good idea to jump on something that you’re interested in while you can.

Frequently asked questions

When is Amazon Prime Day?

This year, Amazon Prime Day is June 21 – 22, though we are already starting to see some early deals. The event usually occurs in July with the exception being 2020 when it was pushed back to October. Amazon discounts a vast amount of its products in just about all categories on Prime Day. This tends to include everything from tech gadgets, to books, to home and kitchen and everything in between.

Amazon Prime Day sales are exclusive to Prime members. A Prime membership costs $119 per year or $12.99 a month and comes with a bunch of perks like free two-day shipping and access to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music.

Prime 30-Day Free Trial (small)

Which are better, the regular AirPods or AirPods Pro?

The AirPods Pro are our pick as the best AirPods overall . They’re more expensive than the standard AirPods, but offer benefits like better sound quality, fantastic noise cancellation, an adjustable fit, and water resistance for workout aficionados. They’re a great pick for iPhone owners looking for a pair of premium wireless earbuds for exercising or drowning out distractions while working or watching movies.

Apple’s standard AirPods lack many of the attributes of the AirPods Pro, including adjustable ear tips, active noise cancellation and water resistance – but still offer decent sound, while pairing easily with all Apple devices. They’re the right choice for Apple users that want to spend less and really only want a pair of wireless earbuds for casual listening.

Are the AirPods Max worth it?

The AirPods Max are made for those seeking top-notch audio and noise cancellation, but they’re hard to recommend at their full price of $549. It’s true that the AirPods Max offer excellent sound quality and noise cancellation wrapped in a design that’s superior to most competitors. However, you don’t need to spend that much when Sony’s $350 WH-1000XM4 also provide a great listening experience and great noise cancellation, minus the convenient AirPods pairing features and more elegant design. The AirPods Max also lack certain features we would have liked to see for the price, like a charging case and other input options for audio connections.

The best Amazon deals on Apple AirPods right now

Most AirPods go on sale periodically throughout the year. The AirPods Pro typically cost around $200, but dropped to an all-time low of $169.99 during Black Friday. The AirPods with wireless charging case average around $160, though in March they reached an all-time low of $129.98. The AirPods with a wired charging typically run around $130 – making them the most affordable AirPods of the bunch. Apple’s new AirPods Max over-ear headphones were $50 off yesterday – an all-time low – but are only $20 off today. It looks like anyone interesting in purchasing Apple’s newest headphones will have to jump on any sales quickly in order to lock in the price.

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Apple AirPods are on sale right now as an early Prime Day deal, and the discounts include a rare $50 price drop on the AirPods Max

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Apple’s AirPods with the wired charging case are getting a big discount for Amazon Prime Day.

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Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to shop for electronics, especially Apple’s AirPods. Last year, we saw significant discounts on all models and the average prices on these wireless in-ear headphones have continued to drop throughout 2021.

All models offer the ability to easily pair with Apple devices, good sound, and instant Siri access, making them a popular choice for those in need of hassle-free wireless earbuds. Prime Day 2021 is also the first major shopping event since $549 AirPods Max over-ear headphones have been released. We’re already starting to see $50 discounts on the AirPods Max, bringing them to an all-time low.

Amazon Prime Day can be pretty hectic, with timed Lightning deals and limited stock. Some deals sell out quickly, so it’s a good idea to jump on something that you’re interested in while you can.

Frequently asked questions

When is Amazon Prime Day?

This year, Amazon Prime Day is June 21 – 22, though we are already starting to see some early deals. The event usually occurs in July with the exception being 2020 when it was pushed back to October. Amazon discounts a vast amount of its products in just about all categories on Prime Day. This tends to include everything from tech gadgets, to books, to home and kitchen and everything in between.

Amazon Prime Day sales are exclusive to Prime members. A Prime membership costs $119 per year or $12.99 a month and comes with a bunch of perks like free two-day shipping and access to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music.

Prime 30-Day Free Trial (small)

Which are better, the regular AirPods or AirPods Pro?

The AirPods Pro are our pick as the best AirPods overall . They’re more expensive than the standard AirPods, but offer benefits like better sound quality, fantastic noise cancellation, an adjustable fit, and water resistance for workout aficionados. They’re a great pick for iPhone owners looking for a pair of premium wireless earbuds for exercising or drowning out distractions while working or watching movies.

Apple’s standard AirPods lack many of the attributes of the AirPods Pro, including adjustable ear tips, active noise cancellation and water resistance – but still offer decent sound, while pairing easily with all Apple devices. They’re the right choice for Apple users that want to spend less and really only want a pair of wireless earbuds for casual listening.

Are the AirPods Max worth it?

The AirPods Max are made for those seeking top-notch audio and noise cancellation, but they’re hard to recommend at their full price of $549. It’s true that the AirPods Max offer excellent sound quality and noise cancellation wrapped in a design that’s superior to most competitors. However, you don’t need to spend that much when Sony’s $350 WH-1000XM4 also provide a great listening experience and great noise cancellation, minus the convenient AirPods pairing features and more elegant design. The AirPods Max also lack certain features we would have liked to see for the price, like a charging case and other input options for audio connections.

The best Amazon deals on Apple AirPods right now

Most AirPods go on sale periodically throughout the year. The AirPods Pro typically cost around $200, but dropped to an all-time low of $169.99 during Black Friday. The AirPods with wireless charging case average around $160, though in March they reached an all-time low of $129.98. The AirPods with a wired charging typically run around $130 – making them the most affordable AirPods of the bunch. Apple’s new AirPods Max over-ear headphones are getting their first notable price drop: a $50 discount that brings them down to $500.

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Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to shop for electronics, especially Apple’s AirPods. Last year, we saw significant discounts on all models and the average prices on these wireless in-ear headphones have continued to drop throughout 2021.

All models offer the ability to easily pair with Apple devices, good sound, and instant Siri access, making them a popular choice for those in need of hassle-free wireless earbuds. Prime Day 2021 is also the first major shopping event since $549 AirPods Max over-ear headphones have been released. We’re hoping to see some deals since the AirPods Max have only seen a one modest discount since their debut.

Amazon Prime Day can be pretty hectic, with timed Lightning deals and limited stock. Some deals sell out quickly, so it’s a good idea to jump on something that you’re interested in while you can. Of course, we will keep you updated with the best deals throughout the day – and night – so you won’t have to miss out on the best Amazon Prime Day has to offer.

Frequently asked questions

When is Amazon Prime Day?

This year, Amazon Prime Day is expected to be in June. The event usually occurs in July with the exception being 2020 when it was pushed back to October. Amazon discounts a vast amount of its products in just about all categories on Prime Day. This tends to include everything from tech gadgets, to books, to home and kitchen and everything in between.

Amazon Prime Day sales are exclusive to Prime members. A Prime membership costs $119 per year or $12.99 a month and comes with a bunch of perks like free two-day shipping and access to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music.

Prime 30-Day Free Trial (small)

Which are better, the regular AirPods or AirPods Pro?

The AirPods Pro are our pick as the best AirPods overall . They’re more expensive than the standard AirPods, but offer benefits like better sound quality, fantastic noise cancellation, an adjustable fit, and water resistance for workout aficionados. They’re a great pick for iPhone owners looking for a pair of premium wireless earbuds for exercising or drowning out distractions while working or watching movies.

Apple’s standard AirPods lack many of the attributes of the AirPods Pro, including adjustable ear tips, active noise cancellation and water resistance – but still offer decent sound, while pairing easily with all Apple devices. They’re the right choice for Apple users that want to spend less and really only want a pair of wireless earbuds for casual listening.

Are the AirPods Max worth it?

The AirPods Max are made for those seeking top-notch audio and noise cancellation, but they’re hard to recommend at their full price of $549. It’s true that the AirPods Max offer excellent sound quality and noise cancellation wrapped in a design that’s superior to most competitors. However, you don’t need to spend that much when Sony’s $350 WH-1000XM4 also provide a great listening experience and great noise cancellation, minus the convenient AirPods pairing features and more elegant design. The AirPods Max also lack certain features we would have liked to see for the price, like a charging case and other input options for audio connections.

The best Amazon deals on Apple AirPods right now

Most AirPods go on sale periodically throughout the year. The AirPods Pro typically cost around $200, but dropped to an all-time low of $169.99 during Black Friday. The AirPods with wireless charging case average around $160, though in March they reached an all-time low of $129.98. The AirPods with a wired charging typically run around $130 – making them the most affordable AirPods of the bunch.

Apple’s new AirPods Max over-ear headphones have steadily remained at their $549 release price – though they briefly dropped to $531.26 at the beginning of May. It is unlikely that every AirPod model will hit its all-time low this Prime Day, but we’ll be on the lookout for the best deals available.

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