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

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

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

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

Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakery

Tiemless gifts Milk Bar sampler

Milk Bar Treats, from $42

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

A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classes


ClassPass Gift Card, from $19

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

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

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

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Disposable camera, $35.50

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

The best electric toothbrush

Three Hum Electric Toothbrushes on a red background

Electric toothbrush, $64.99

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

Silky, breathable leggings

Everlane Performance Leggings

Everlane Leggings, $58

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

A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklace

Mejuri, $80

Zodiac Necklace, available at Mejuri, $90

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

A streaming bundle that checks off all the boxes

Gifts for girlfriend Disney+ bundle

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

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

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


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

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

A Dutch oven to elevate their bread game

Enameled Dutch Oven

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

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

Her favorite specialty food straight from the source


Order her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $26

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

The best socks she’ll ever wear

Women's Performance Running Ankle Sock 3 Pack

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

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

A powerful, customizable massage gun


Theragun PRO, available at Therabody, $599

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

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

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Always Pan, available at Our Place, $145

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

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

A membership to a huge outdoor co-op

REI lifetime membership

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

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

The best bathrobe that money can buy

Gifts for girlfriend Snowe bathrobe

Bathrobe, available at Snowe, $100

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

A tracker for finding cell phones and wallets quickly

Tile Pro

Tile Pro, available at Amazon, $34.99

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

16 highly-rated sheet masks

Gifts for girlfriend Dermal

Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $24.99

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

A lounge set to relax in

Gift guides Lively

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

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

*Sponsored by LIVELY

A standing desk for a home office upgrade

Gifts for girlfriend Jarvis Standing Desk

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

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

A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring

Fitbit Inspire 2

Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Fitbit, $99.95

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

Hand sanitizer that smells good

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

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

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

Felix Gray

Faraday Glasses, available at Felix Gray, from $95

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

The convenience of Apple AirPods

Apple Airpods

Apple AirPods, available at Best Buy, $159.99

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

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

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Matching Underwear, available at MeUndies, $42

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

A 215-piece art kit for creative projects


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

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

A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startup

cuyana, $115

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

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

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

Made In frying pan lid

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

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

A convenient phone sanitizer

PhoneSoap Black Friday

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

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

A year-long MasterClass membership to learn new things

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Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, $180/year

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

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

The new Sonos Move portable speaker


Sonos Move, available at Best Buy, $400

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

A weighted blanket for better rest

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YnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $49.80

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

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

Gifts for girlfriend Cameo

Cameo Video Messages, available at Cameo, from $15

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

Beautiful candles from a cool startup

Gifts for girlfriend Otherland

Otherland Candles, available at Otherland, $36

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

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

Rothy's The Weekender Bag

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

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

The “world’s most comfortable shoes”


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

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

A customized map of her favorite place

grafomap, $49+

Custom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49

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

A gift card to a popular wine subscription club

Winc, from $60

Gift Card, available at Winc, from $60

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

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

An exercise bike for staying active indoors

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

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

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

A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memory

Gifts for girlfriend Artifact Uprising

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

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

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

Gifts for mom Daily Harvest

Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $55

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

The best hair dryer ever invented

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Dyson Blow Dryer, available at Sephora, $399

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

A framed keepsake of a favorite memory

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Framed photo, available at Framebridge, from $45

Gift Card, available at Framebridge, from $25

Framebridge makes custom framing for not-custom-framing prices. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed, or have them print and frame it, and you can take advantage of the team of designers for help deciding what frame to get. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knix Cozzzy Track Suit

Knix Cozzzy Track Pants, available at Knix, $46.75

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

The internet’s favorite olive oil

Gifts for girlfriend Brightland

Awake Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

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

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

Gifts for girlfriend Manduka

Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, $45.83

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

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

A card game that’s meant to deepen personal connections

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

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

A comfortable cable-knit sweater

United By Blue

United By Blue Recycled Cotton Fisherman Sweater, $99.99

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

A satin-lined beanie

Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie

Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $44.99

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

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

Rihanna’s bestselling Fenty skincare set

Fenty Skin Start'rs Full Size Bundle

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

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

A bottle (or two) of wine

McBride Sisters wine

McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Wine, starting at $19.99

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

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

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Airbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25

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

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

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

A cashmere crew from Everlane that she’ll own forever

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The Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $50

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

A small cold brew coffee maker

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

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

A comfy zip-up for the months ahead


Better Sweater, available at Patagonia, from $139

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

A new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for reading anywhere

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Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $129.99

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

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

Aquis, $21

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

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

A funny and unique card

Gifts for girlfriend Etsy

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

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

A fun, unique local date

Gifts under $10 Airbnb Experiences

Airbnb Experiences, available at Airbnb, from $10

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

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

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

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

Gifts for girlfriend pillowcase

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

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

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


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

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

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

Beautiful earrings she’ll own forever

Sparkle Diamond Cluster Huggies

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

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

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


Birchbox Gift Subscription, available at Birchbox, from $45

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

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

Dagne Dover, $75

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

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

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


Brynn Zip Around Wallet, available at Italic, $50

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

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

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

Roku Streaming Stick+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fancy popcorn and a movie night

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

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

A gift set of a dozen decadent bath bombs


Bath Bomb Gift Set, available at Walmart, $33.89

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

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

Driftaway, $40

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

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

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

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

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

A beautiful diamond necklace she’ll have forever

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Diamond Bezel Necklace, available at AUrate, from $320

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

Personalized cartoon couple mugs

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

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

Lush, subtly scented body wash

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

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

A stylish weekender to keep her organized on the go

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Caraa Studio Tote Large, available at Caraa, $250

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

An award-winning at-home facial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carry-On, available at Away, $225

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

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

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Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50

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

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35 beautiful coffee table books to give as gifts in 2021

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  • A good coffee table book is a decor piece that’s filled with stunning images and entertains guests.
  • We compiled a list of 35 coffee table books that will make great gifts for everyone in your life.

Unlike the dog-eared, beaten-down tomes inhabiting the bookshelves of a home, coffee table books are a more refined species.

They have license over the prime tabletop real estate and are typically used as both an accent piece, a personal thesis statement, and entertainment for guests patiently waiting for their host to emerge from some other room.

Coffee table books have the visibility, exclusivity, and freedom to mostly consist of beautiful, mesmerizing photos. Below are 35 of the very best ones that work as host or hostess gifts, holiday gifts, or treat-yourself gifts to yourself.

The 35 best coffee table books to gift this year:

“Art = Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History from The Metropolitan Museum of Art” by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This book combines 800 artworks from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection and arranges them by thematic keywords (rather than dates or geography) for a deeper and more analytical presentation of art. There’s also a foldout, detachable timeline, and more than 100 essays for wider contexts of the works. 

“The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion” by Antwaun Sargent

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Curator and critic Antwaun Sargent discusses “The New Black Vanguard” and increasingly inclusive artistic communities in this book. Alongside Sargent’s essay are 15 artist portfolios from rising stars (Tyler Mitchell, Campbell Addy, and Nadine Ijewere, and more) and intergenerational conversations that simultaneously log the history of inclusion and exclusion in commercialized Black images — and the potential of a reimagined future.  

“Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style” by Architectural Digest

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AD editors dug into years of archives to present a century of iconic style. Flitting from past to present, the book showcases the personal spaces of dozens of celebrities, iconic work from top designers and architects, and beautiful images from some of history’s most notable photographers. Inside, you’ll find the aesthetic fingerprint of Barack and Michelle Obama alongside Truman Capote, Frank Lloyd Wright, India Mahdavi, Bill Cunningham, and more.

“Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown’s Most Stylish Seniors” by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu

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“Chinatown Pretty” documents the portraits and stories of fashionable seniors across six Chinatowns. It’s an extension of the popular eponymous blog and Instagram, and a celebration of Chinese-American culture, active old age, and expressive style. 

“I Can Make You Feel Good” by Tyler Mitchell

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In his first book, one of fashion’s most promising photographers reimagines the Black experience by portraying what a Black utopia could look like — full of ease and optimism and natural light.

As Mitchell wrote on Instagram in August 2020, “I often think about what white fun looks like and this notion that Black people can’t have the same… I feel an urgency to create a body of images where Black people are visualized as free, expressive, effortless, and sensitive.” 

“Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave” by Joanna Gaines

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“Homebody,” by New York Times bestselling author and HGTV star Joanna Gaines, is the perfect gift for the interior design aficionado in your life. Throughout the book, Joanna uses her 15+ years of experience as a designer to guide readers through creating a space they love with examples from images of her previously designed spaces. Accompanying the book is a removable design template so your giftee can apply the advice from the book into their space.

“Daily Rituals: How Artists Work” by Mason Currey

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If they have dreams of being a full-time creative, “Daily Rituals” will guide them through the routines and rituals of celebrated writers, philosophers, sculptors, and filmmakers throughout history. They’ll be delighted at how fascinating (and strange) the creative processes of artists they admire are. Features of note include Andy Warhol, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Pablo Picasso.

“Moonlight Screenplay Book” by Barry Jenkins

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No film lover’s coffee table book collection is complete without a screenplay from their favorite film. The “Moonlight Screenplay Book” from A24, the film company behind many of our favorite films, includes beautiful stills from the movie, a foreword written by famed singer Frank Ocean, and a collection of the Moonlight actors Academy Award acceptance speeches.

“Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857-2017” by Helena Reckitt

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A volume of key feminist artwork and text that helped define and propel the fight for equality spanning more than a century and a half of United States history, “Art of Feminism” covers everyone from Judy Chicago and Carrie Mae Weems to Sethembile Msezane and Andrea Bowers.

“The Book of Citrus Fruits” by J.C. Volkamer

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Featuring 170 varieties of citrus fruits, this is a delightful series of hand-colored copperplates sure to bring a touch of charm to any room.

“West: The American Cowboy” by Anouk Masson Krantz

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A portrait of the American west by award-winning photographer Anouk Masson Krantz, “West” takes us from wide-open pastoral landscapes to tailgating at the rodeo and everywhere in between.

“Ai Weiwei” by Hans Werner Holzwarth

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Exploring each period of Ai Weiwei’s work leading up to his release from custody, this is the almost definitive catalog of his works.

“Among Others: Blackness at MoMA” by Darby English

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The Museum of Modern Art is among the first to admit its uneven relationship with Black artists, and “Among Others” is a reflection, and an investigation, confronting that truth through essays and some of the best artwork ever produced.

“Great Women Artists” by Phaidon

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Great Women Artists offers a definitive collection of more than 400 compelling works spanning half a millennium of art by some of history’s most overlooked titans of all mediums of art, from the canvas to the lens. Another book for any and every coffee table or bookshelf.

“The Wes Anderson Collection” by Matt Zoller Seitz

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A fun, whimsical book to brighten up any day or collection, but something the cinema nut on your list probably shouldn’t go another year without.

“Contact High, A Visual History of Hop-Hop” by Vikki Tobak

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Shining a spotlight not only on the greats of the genre of hip-hop but those who photographed them, “Contact High” is a chronological feature of nearly 40 years of hip hop history told through contact sheets and is an imperative presence on the coffee table or bookshelf of every pop-music fanatic.

“1000 Record Covers” by Michael Ochs

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Record covers are a unique time capsule of our life and times, and this coffee table book curates 1,000 that address such topics as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion — serving as a symbol for particular times in our own lives, as well as in our collective history.

“Zaha Hadid: Complete Works 1979-Today” by Philip Jodidio

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They said her visions and designs were impossible to build, but they were wrong. Later in her life, Hadid’s works came to life. From the Port House in Antwerp to an airport terminal in Beijing, here’s an immortal collection to prove her critics wrong.

“Photography: The Definitive Visual History” by Tom Ang

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200 years of photographs and the photographers behind them, written by broadcaster, photographer, and writer Tom Ang, one of history’s most prolific photographers in his own right.

“Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016” by Annie Leibovitz

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Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time and has covered some of the most recognizable and distinguished figures of the contemporary age. Here we are treated to a compilation of Leibovitz’s portraits from 2005 – 2016 (a follow-up to “Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990”) that carry her characteristic wit, style, and ability to humanize her subjects.

“Poolside with Slim Aarons” by Slim Aarons

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Slim Aarons is the ultimate photographer when it comes to documenting the lives of glitterati, and where better to snoop on this walk of life than the pool? From brunches to cocktail parties, “Poolside with Slim Aarons” features the who’s who of the celebrity world, sure, but front and center throughout are some of the most gloriously sculpted and positioned pools on the face of the earth.

“Humans of New York: Stories” by Brandon Stanton

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Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” series is one of the most powerful photographic campaigns to be conducted in the 21st century, leveraging the intimacy of random human-to-human connection and the powerful community of social media. Stanton’s 2015 #1 New York Times bestseller is a collection of his intriguing photographs and the stories that accompanied them, altogether creating a slice-of-life summary of the pain and joy of living.

“Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas” by Ami Vitale

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Vitale is an American photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. Her first book, “Panda Love,” is an intimate portrait of China’s giant pandas: tumbling out of baskets, playing hide and seek with caregivers, and exploring forests and preserves. The images are a sweet, tangible side of conservation, and a unique gift thanks to Vitale’s unprecedented access.

“Living in the Desert” by Phaidon

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This book is deeply satisfying for anyone interested in architecture, the desert, or contemporary homes. It showcases unique residences across the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond, illustrating the ways in which they interact with the sensitive, arid desert land. Picture blue water, long-fingered shadows of Yucca leaves at midday, and low homes disappearing into the red dirt.

“The Missoni Family Cookbook” by Francesco Maccapani Missoni

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The Missoni family is best known for its bright knitwear, but it’s also known for entertaining, including hosting well-coveted Fashion Week dinner parties. This aptly colorful cookbook is curated by Francesco Maccapani Missoni, son of Angela Missoni, and details the family’s favorite delicious recipes. It’s the perfect mix of fashion and food.

“What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” by Randall Munroe

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From the creator of a hugely popular webcomic dealing with science, technology, language, and love, comes hilarious and informative answers to questions you probably never thought to ask: “How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live?” or “If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?”

“Born to Ice” by Paul Nicklen

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Paul Nicklen is an acclaimed Canadian photographer, filmmaker, marine biologist, and conservationist known especially for his work in and deep understanding of the Polar Regions. He’s a frequent contributor to National Geographic and has won the BBC Wildlife Photographer award of the year as well as the prestigious World Press Photo award for photojournalism.

Nicklen’s photos reflect a reverence for creatures — human and animal — in isolated or endangered environments, and “Born to Ice” combines Nicklen’s favorite photos of a decades-long career into one powerful, remarkable book.

“Havana: Split Seconds” by Abe Kogan

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In 2015, before American travel bans loosened dramatically, Abe Kogan immortalized an isolated island on the brink of change. In place of postcard pictures of tropical beaches, Kogan depicts the real Havana, Cuba through black-and-white photos of Habaneros’ everyday life — neighbors gossiping over balconies and leaning in the doorways of once-glorious buildings that have fallen into ruin. Kogan’s “Split Seconds” manages to create a sense of permanence and portension.

“Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany” by Jane Mount

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Jane Mount is an illustrator best known for the colorful book spines of notable works. “Bibliophile” is Mount’s love letter to all things bookish, including tours of the world’s best bookstores, quizzes to test book knowledge, and samplings of famous fictional meals — all illustrated in Mount’s characteristically fun, bright style. 

“Tom Ford” by Tom Ford

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Tom Ford is one of fashion’s greatest living icons. He’s the man whose designs ushered in Gucci’s stunning revitalization, increasing its sales tenfold. “Tom Ford” is a complete catalog of Ford’s design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004, detailing his dance with sensuality and style.

“Writers and Their Cats” by Alison Nastasi

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Gloria Steinem called cats “a writer’s most logical and agreeable companion” — and as a consequence, the six-toed descendants of Ernest Hemingway’s cat still prowl his past home and museum in Florida. This book celebrates the 45 great authors who have loved cats, including Mark Twain, Alice Walker, and Haruki Murakami.

“Stanley Kubrick Photographs: Through a Different Lens” by Luc Sante

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Before using his unique perspective to create film classics like “The Shining,” Stanley Kubrick was working as a photographer for Look magazine. “Through a Different Lens” is curated by noted photography critic Luc Sante, and encapsulates Kubrick’s burgeoning creative genius through a “different lens” before meeting its famous catalyst in cinema.

“National Geographic Spectacle: Rare and Astonishing Photographs” by National Geographic

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National Geographic’s collection of rare photos depicts the earth’s natural wonders and hard-to-reach spots, covering the aurora borealis and wildebeest migrations to the world’s largest library.

“The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait” by Frida Kahlo

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“The Diary of Friday Kahlo” is a copy of the artist’s journal, which she kept during the last 10 years of her life. Along with 70 watercolor illustrations are Kahlo’s poems, personal thoughts, and dreams. It’s an especially thoughtful gift for feminists and art aficionados.

“The New York Times Explorer: Beaches, Islands, & Coasts” by Barbara Ireland

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The New York Times’ “Explorer” books are based on the publication’s distinguished travel journalism, proving new insight, unique tips, and practical knowledge to make beach, island, and coastal trips more memorable.

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33 gifts for coffee lovers they’ll use every morning

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Coffee drinkers are a diverse lot, and if you’re going to buy a gift for one of them, you better have their branding down pat.

There’s the quintessential café brooder, who might need a little pick-me-up. Or how about the peppy, workout-devoted early riser? They could probably stand to have a French press in their on-the-go life, and the do-it-yourself artisan might fancy a cold-brew kit for home.

Whatever the temperament of your oh-so-temperamental coffee lover(s), you’ll be sorted out with these 33 fun and useful gifts for coffee lovers.

Here are the 33 best coffee gifts:

A collection of summer inspired coffee blends

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Summer Favorites Gift Box, available at La Colombe, $44

Popular coffee brand La Colombe’s Summer Favorites Gift Box is filled with unique flavors that are perfect for the warmer months, including pear, raspberry, and mandarin.

A vintage creamer inspired by the French countryside

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Vintage French Stoneware Creamer, available at Food52, $45

This beautifully crafted vintage creamer is designed to keep creamer colder for longer. The stoneware creamer is made of grey clay and is oven- and microwave-safe.

A coffee blend with a cause

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BLK & Bold Rise & Grind Coffee Blend 2 pk, available at Amazon, $26.99

Not only is this blend unique with flavors of lemon and caramel, but BLK & Bold also donates 5% of its profits to support at-risk youth across the country. 

Steeped coffee bags to speed up their morning routine

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Steeped French Roast Coffee Bags, available at Uncommon Goods, $22

Help them speed up their morning coffee routine with these easy-to-use coffee bags. Simply add a bag (or two) to a cup of hot water, and in 3-5 minutes they’ll be able to enjoy a full cup of coffee with a fraction of the effort.

An nostalgic NYC coffee cup

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Ceramic Greek Coffee Cup, available at Uncommon Goods, $14

Bring them all of the New York City nostalgia with this ceramic version of the classic NYC takeout cup.

A coffee subscription to help them learn what they love

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Angel’s Cup Coffee Subscription, available at Angel’s Cup, starting at $8.99/month ($3 shipping within the US; $6 to Canada)

Coffee, much like beer, is undergoing a renaissance, and there are more options than many of us know what to do with these days. Angel’s Cup sends an increasingly curated box (there are several options) to help them blind-taste a flight of several samples or receive a bag tailored to their palate each month.

A ceramic-lined, insulated bottle

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Que Insulated Bottle, 17-ounce, available at Madewell, $32.95

This could be their new favorite coffee (or tea) mug and water bottle. Our favorite thing about this is that it doesn’t impart any metallic or plastic-y tastes like some other options out there. 

Our favorite milk frother

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Harold Import Co. Milk Frother, available at Amazon, $22.82

A no-fuss manual milk frother, and our favorite to boot. Read our full guide to the best milk frothers here.

An adjustable 2-in-1 espresso tamper and leveler

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Matow Dual Head Coffee Leveler, available at Amazon, $37.99

Whether they’re new to the espresso game or not, they can step up their barista skills big time with an adjustable leveler and tamper, fit for the standard-sized espresso machine portafilters (58mm).

A cordless electric kettle

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Cuisinart Cordless Electric Kettle, available at Amazon, $99.95

Whether it’s for pour-over, French press, or the occasional spot of tea, the Cuisinart Cordless Electric Kettle will sit tidily on their countertop, tangle-free, and boil to their exact desired temperature.

A Vietnamese pour-over latte kit

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Copper Cow Coffee Vietnamese Pour-Over Kit, available at Amazon, starting at $14.85

If their home-coffee routine is getting a little dull by now, here’s something they might not have tried, or might be missing from their local cafe.

An old-school hand grinder

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Hario Skerton Pro Manual Coffee Grinder, available at Amazon, $36

That noisy old blade grinder doesn’t only wake up everyone in your house, but it doesn’t really make the best coffee either. A handheld coffee mill makes supremely uniform grounds at a fraction of the cost of a quality burr grinder. As for the noise, you’ll finally get to sleep in.  

A latte-and-cappuccino-capable espresso pod machine

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Nespresso Coffee and Nespresso Machine with Aeroccino, available at Amazon, $249.99

So they don’t even have to step outside the house for their precious morning latte or cappuccino.

Check out our guide to coffee and espresso pod machines here.

An Aeropress


Aeropress, available at Target, $29.99

For the peripatetic French-press enthusiast or the home barista looking for something new and perhaps not so expensive as espresso, the Aeropress can’t be beat.

A chart of espresso drinks


Coffee Guide Print, available at Etsy, $6.66

As self-proclaimed coffee lovers, they should probably know these breakdowns. But just in case they forget, this cool poster reminds them of the difference between a breve and a black eye. This is also an instant digital download, so it’s a great last-minute gift — roll it up with ribbon and you don’t even need to get an extra frame.

A pressurizer for their Aeropress

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Fellow Prismo, Pressure-Actuated Attachment for Aeropress, available at Fellow, $25

This might not make bonafide espresso per se, but it will certainly get the Aeropress devotee in your life a little closer to what they’re after. And if they haven’t yet mastered the Aeropress, feel free to send them this way.

A worldly coffee subscription

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Atlas Coffee Subscription or Gift Set, available at Atlas Coffee Club, starting at $60

The flavor profile, tasting notes, suggested brewing methods, a little history lesson in origins, and, last but not least, festive packaging make this an all-around pleaser for any time of year.

A coffee grounds sifter


Kruve Coffee Sifting Device, available at Kruve, $89.99

Apart from fresh beans, the real trick to making the best humanly possible cup of coffee lies in properly sized and consistent grounds. The Kruve sorts out the odd bits and will help them find the perfect grind setting, and in turn, the perfect cup of coffee every day for the rest of their life.

A stainless steel mug

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Yeti Rambler 10-ounce Stackable Mug, available at Yeti, $24.99

For remote life, wherever that may take them, be it the couch or the cabin.

A mokka espresso pot

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Bialetti Mokka Espresso Pot (3-cup), available at Walmart, $36.99

This should be a staple in every household. Easy, rich, and oh so crema-y when done right. 

Check out our full guide to stovetop espresso makers here.

A porcelain demitasse set

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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Sorrento Double-Wall Espresso Glasses, Set of 2, available at Sur La Table, $15.95

If they’re going to go through the trouble of making espresso, they may as well drink it right.

A temperature-controlled mug

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Ember Generation 2 Mug, available at Best Buy, $99.99

This mug will alert them when their coffee gets to the optimal temperature, and it keeps it from cooling after that. 

Read our full review of the Ember Mug 2 here

An airless coffee-bean saver

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Evak Fresh Saver Airless Canister, available at Amazon, $18.99 and up (depending on size)

If you know someone who’s opening their coffee bags and letting them go stale, this is a quick fix that will blow their mind. These canisters are stackable and great for herbs and other sundries as well.

A sleek, glass pour-over coffee pot

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Chemex Classic (6-cup), available at Amazon, $46.95

Stylish and sophisticated, yet simplistic. This is the kind of understated elegance anyone can appreciate.

Read our guide to the best drip coffee makers here.

A manual espresso press

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Flair Manual Espresso Maker, available at Amazon, $159

If you have a friend or family member that is constantly in search of the best espresso machine south of $500, this is the ticket. They’ll still need a grinder, but they can foot that bill. The Flair is about the price of most espresso pod machines, but there’s no arguing as to whether or not it makes real espresso: the crema it produces is priceless. That’s why we named it the best manual espresso maker in our guide

Reusable K-Cup pods

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IParts Plus More Reusable K-Cups, available at Amazon, $9.89

If they love the convenience of the Keurig, but not at the expense of the environment, these reusable K-cup pods are a worthy compromise. 

Check out our full guide to coffee and espresso pods here.

A 100% compostable coffee sampler box


Driftaway Coffee Sampler, available at Driftaway, starting at $32

If they’re forever in search of the perfect roast, here’s how they’ll find it.

A home espresso machine

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Gaggia Classic Pro, available at Amazon, $449

Our top pick for the best espresso machine for most people, the Gaggia Classic Pro has been around for decades, and there’s hardly a home machine more classic.

Read our guide to the best espresso machines.

A twisting alphabet game on faux coffee beans

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Jabuka Twisting Alphabet Game, available at Amazon, $19.93

Because all coffee hounds are bookworms, too, right? And, yes, it would be cool if they were real coffee beans, but we all know they wouldn’t last.

A pair of coffee mugs with an open mind

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Kissing Couple Mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, $65

Everyone knows a coffee-loving couple in need of these.

A durable stainless steel French Press

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Bodum Chambord French Press, available at Bodum, $23.99

Okay, so they might already have this, but maybe it’s time for a new one. If they don’t already have a French press, though, and they’re in need of a new coffee pot, this one won’t disappoint.

Check out our guide to the best French presses here.

A guide to help them make better coffee

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How to Make Coffee: The Science Behind the Bean, available at Amazon, $13.33

Because we could all use a few pointers on our morning cuppa. 

A proper espresso machine


Breville Barista Express Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, available at Amazon, $697.95

You’re really going to have to love this person, but if you share a roof with them, the pleasure of our favorite two-in-one espresso machine may well be just as much yours.

Check out our full guide to espresso machines.

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