The 8 coolest features of the new iPhone 13 models, including stronger glass, steadier photography, and more

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  • The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models are available for preorder on September 17.
  • Apple will make the phones generally available starting September 24.
  • Here are some features to look forward to from the newest generation of iPhone.

The newest generation of iPhone is coming on September 24, with preorders starting September 17. Compared to previous models, the iPhone 13 lineup comes with improved battery life, camera specs, and overall performance, powered by the new A15 Bionic processor. Here are some of the features we’re most excited to see from the new smartphones.

The all-new Ceramic Shield front is tougher than any other smartphone glass to date, offering greater durability and drop performance.

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ProMotion Technology finally brings the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. That means more fluid visuals for mobile games, digital art apps, and more.

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The new iPhone 13 Pro.

Sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS), a new improvement on traditional OIS that has been in use for a long time, keeps your shots steady when your hands are shaky.

iPhone 13 Pro "raw" camera mode

The new Cinematic mode brings new depth effects and rack focus for filmmaking on your phone. Rack focus allows filmmakers to change the focal point of a scene in real time.

iPhone 13 Pro camera

Apple’s Photographic Styles feature helps you personalize your photos, and it remembers your presets to auto-apply to future shots you take (much like Adobe Lightroom).

iPhone Portrait mode
iPhone Portrait mode

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are now capable of macro photography, taking close-up shots in greater detail than previously possible.

iPhone 13 Pro camera

More 5G bands in the iPhone 13 lineup, coupled with a huge carrier partnership push by Apple, mean 5G connection speeds in more places than ever.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13.

Shoppers can choose from a new variety of colors, including Midnight (black), Starlight (white), pink, blue, and (Product)Red.

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iPhone 13

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Holyfield faces Belfort in a PPV boxing match this Saturday with live commentary from former President Trump – here’s how to watch

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  • Evander Holyfield will box Vitor Belfort in a pay-per-view (PPV) match on September 11.
  • Former President Donald Trump will provide optional commentary for the fight.
  • The event costs $50 and is streaming exclusively through Fite.TV starting at 7 p.m. ET.

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Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort in an eight-round boxing match on September 11. The match will be held at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Holyfield vs. Belfort is a $50 pay-per-view (PPV) event with optional commentary from former President Donald Trump. Coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET with a fight card that also includes UFC veterans Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz.

Holyfield is a late replacement for boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who was hospitalized with a breakthrough case of COVID-19 in early September. The 58-year-old Holyfield’s last professional fight was in 2011, and according to ESPN, the California State Athletic Commission wouldn’t sanction his fight against Belfort, leading promoters to move the event to Florida. Belfort is 44-years-old and last fought in UFC in 2018; his only professional boxing match came in 2006.

Along with the fight card, the Fite.TV PPV includes a post-event concert performed by rapper 6ix9ine. There will also be performances in between fights by Brazilian popstar Anitta, Cuban group Gente de Zona, and Latino star Lunay.

How to watch Holyfield vs. Belfort

Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort will be available to watch as a $50 PPV event streamed by Fite.TV. Buyers can purchase the fight with or without guest commentary from former President Donald Trump.

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Holyfield vs. Belfort is a one-time purchase, so you don’t need a subscription to watch the event with the Fite.TV app or via the official Fite.TV website. The Fite.TV app is available on Android and Apple mobile devices, and streaming players like Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox. You can also stream through a web browser on a computer or laptop.

Holyfield vs. Belfort fight card

David Haye versus Joe Fournier

Andy Vences versus Jono Carroll

Anderson Silva versus Tito Ortiz

Evander Holyfield versus Vitor Belfort

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7 reasons why ‘Hades’ is my favorite game included with Xbox Game Pass right now

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“Hades” is now available as part of an Xbox Game Pass subscription.

  • Hades” is an action game where you attempt to escape from the pits of Hell.
  • In addition to Nintendo Switch and PC, the game is now available on Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
  • Members of Xbox Game Pass ($10/month) can currently play “Hades” at no additional cost.

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“Hades,” one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2020, is now available to play on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. For a limited time, you can play “Hades” at no additional cost if you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription. Game Pass starts at $10 a month and gives members access to more than 100 titles. Meanwhile, PlayStation owners can buy “Hades” for $25 from the PlayStation store.

The action game is a dungeon crawler that lets you play as the underworld prince Zagreus. In defiance of your father Hades, you battle your way through Hell in an attempt to breach the surface. After every failed escape, you emerge from a pool of blood right back where you started.

From the soothing soundtrack and cool power-ups to the interesting dungeons and dog-petting feature, these are the reasons why I think “Hades” is a must-play title, especially for Xbox Game Pass members.

The exciting gameplay and story keep you invested for hours on end.

The final boss battle of "Hades."

“Hades” is considered to be a “roguelike” action game, which means it features procedurally generated levels and a fresh start after each death. If you die, you return to the beginning location, which adds a fun yet challenging element to the gameplay.

During each playthrough you lose certain power-ups collected during the last run. That said, you can still accumulate certain special abilities, unlock new weapons, and continue character relationships.

I love fighting the enemies in each dungeon chamber and trying to preserve my health for the final boss fight, but it’s ultimately the engaging storyline that keeps me coming back to “Hades” over and over again.

The dungeons for each area in ‘Hades’ feel both new and familiar.

Screenshot of the video game Hades with a large character on screen

“Hades” is divided into four core sections: Tartarus, Asphodel, Elysium, and the Temple of Styx. As you ascend through the dungeon chambers, you encounter distinct foes in each area.

While you do fight against similar bosses at the end of each section, your path changes from run to run based on the choices you make. Instead of feeling repetitive, I found myself looking forward to noticing the differences and similarities between runs.

The power-ups gifted by the Olympians keep the gameplay feeling fresh.

Screenshot of the menu in the video game Hades

As you fight your way through the game’s dungeon chambers, the Olympians bestow you with boons that only last for your current escape attempt. Choosing from one of three possible gifts and attempting to create the perfect stack of power-ups makes the action feel unique and invigorating on each run.

‘Hades’ lets you pet the dog.

Screenshot of the video game Hades with a dragon

When it comes to gauging whether or not a video game is a good fit for my gameplay style, there’s one question always at the forefront of my mind: Can you pet the dog?

Yes, you can pet Cerberus, the three-headed hound of hell, in “Hades.” Give Cerberus enough head pats, and you can even unlock a special achievement.

Check out the popular Twitter account @canyoupetthedog for more video games featuring interactions with man’s best friend.

You can have it both ways in ‘Hades.’

Screenshot of the video game Hades with instructions

During your quest to fight your way out of Hell, you encounter Olympians who assist you in various ways with your journey. You can build up relationships with the Olympians through chatting and exchanging gifts.

Whether you want to romance Thanatos (your childhood friend and death incarnate) or Megaera (your former foe and one of the Furies), “Hades” gives you the choice of who you want as your underworld lover, and even allows you to build a special relationship with both characters. 

The ‘Hades’ soundtrack is so soothing.

Screenshot of the video game Hades with a character names Orpheus on screen

From the crescendoing drumbeat of “No Escape” to the soothing falsetto of “Hymn to Zagreus,” the incredible soundtrack by composer Darren Korb cultivates the perfect vibe for hours and hours of relaxing gameplay.

The “Hades” album is available for listening on music streaming platforms such as Amazon Music and Spotify.

I enjoy ‘Hades’ even more on my Xbox than when I played on Switch.

Screenshot of the video game Hades with blue flames on screen

When I played “Hades” on my Nintendo Switch, I completed most of the game in handheld mode. The Switch is very convenient and fits well into my lifestyle, but I enjoyed playing the hellish action game even more on my Xbox One.

The controls feel smoother when using my Xbox, and I love how the animation looks on the big screen in 1080p. Xbox Series X|S owners can enjoy the game with even better quality in up to 4K Ultra HD.

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Kindle Unlimited gets you access to over a million books for a low monthly fee, and right now it’s $5 for 2 months

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Amazon Kindle Unlimited

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If you love to read, Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service may be for you. It grants you access to over a million ebooks for a low monthly fee – a fee that’s currently discounted.

Right now, first-time subscribers can choose between a free 30-day trial or a two-month subscription for $5. That’s a 75% discount.

Note that Kindle Unlimited is different from Prime Reading, which is included in Amazon Prime subscriptions. Unlimited gives you access to more books than the other feature.

You don’t necessarily need a Kindle e-reader to take advantage of the Kindle Unlimited service. You can enjoy Kindle ebooks on other devices too, including your tablet, smartphone, or even on your computer. Suffice it to say, you can save a ton of money while reading a ton of books with Kindle Unlimited.

And Kindle Unlimited goes beyond ebooks. It also offers current magazines and unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks. If after one month you end up deciding that Kindle Unlimited isn’t right for you, canceling is easy.

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The 8 best razors for women, including subscription services that deliver them straight to your door

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  • Razors are an easy option for those who choose to remove their body hair.
  • With so many options out there, it can be tough to figure out which blade is best.
  • We tested a handful of the best razors for women, and these 9 reigned supreme.

When every razor in the aisle guarantees a nick-free close shave it’s hard to determine which one truly lives up to its promise. It can be easy to become overwhelmed by the repetitive products on shelves that lack quality and make grooming feel like a chore. There’s not one kind of woman and our razors should reflect that. When, where and how we groom should complement our schedules, target our problem areas, align with our values and fit our individual needs.

Dedicating my body to one razor a week, I tested each product glide by glide. I wanted to see how smooth my shins could get and if the razors were flexible enough to fit in the hollows of my underarms. Because bikini lines can be super sensitive and a bit tricky to properly care for, I committed to one set in particular. This way I could see its effectiveness over time and look out for irritation, razor bumps, or even worse, in-grown hairs. Below are razors, sets and brands that will not only get you excited about grooming again but are made with intention and designed with precision.

Read on for the best razors for women in 2021:

The best safety razor

Oui The People Tone It Around Set

If you’ve never tried a safety razor before, the Oui the People Tone It Around Set is a great place to start. It provides a sophisticated and luxurious alternative to plastic razors while also delivering a close shave. The Matte Gold Single Blade Steel Razor is weighted, so it cancels out the need to apply heavy pressure or repeat strokes that would usually cause irritation or razor burn. The set also contains a chemical exfoliant to help prevent ingrown hairs while also brightening the skin. As intimidating as safety razors can be, the single blade offers a close shave without tugging and pulling on the hair follicle that will make you want to ditch disposables for good.

Oui the People’s razors tend to sell out fast, so this particular set is on back order. But the razor on its own is in stock, and definitely worth it. 

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The best travel razor

Alleyoop All in One Portable Razor

When it comes to the Alleyoop All-In-One Portable Razor it’s almost impossible to think of what this 4-in-1 razor can’t do. It’s circular shape and hard shell fits in the glove compartment of your car, tucked away inside of a purse, or, more predictably, in a bathroom drawer. Tucked into this tiny case is a refillable spray bottle, a moisturizing body bar that doubles as a shave cream, and two triple-blade razor cartridges. All you’ve got to do is turn the dial on the side of the compact to access each.  Compact in size and TSA-approved, this palm-sized razor is the handy travel razor you’ll want to reach for first.

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The best razor for your bikini line

Venus Pubic Hair & Skin Collection

Usually skeptical of using a razor to shave around my bikini line, I was pleasantly surprised by the Venus for Pubic Hair & Skin Collection. The flexibility of the razor allowed for a suitable fit in the nooks of my inner thighs, and the spacing of the blades made for a soft, easy glide.  I followed up immediately after shaving with the Skin Smoothing Exfoliant. The lather was light and the grit was way more gentle than the exfoliating glove I would have otherwise opted for. 

Along with the razor, exfoliant, and shaving gel, the collection also comes with the Daily Soothing Serum. When used daily, it maintains overall smoothness and hydration while reducing itch and irritation as well.

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The best eyebrow razor

Schick Hydro Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Facial Razor

Shaving doesn’t get any more straightforward than this. The Schick Hydro Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool is a disposable budget-friendly razor that’s extremely easy to use. It’s not the most sustainable out of the list, but the way it gently exfoliates and quickly removes hair for just $5 makes it hard to hate. 

The process of dermaplaning normally consists of gently removing the tiny thin hair from your face by using a sharp blade. Aside from shaping up your brows or cleaning up above the lip, removing overall facial hair can benefit your skincare routine because it allows a clean and smoothly exfoliated surface for creams and serums to better absorb into. This is why the fine micro-guards on this blade is arguably the best feature of the razor. They help protect the skin from cuts or nicks.

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The best razor for hard-to-reach areas

Flamingo Shave Set

You’ll know exactly why The Flamingo Razor earned its name after the first glide. The ergonomic handle bends at the neck at a seemingly 90 degree angle which makes it compatible with every curve and crevice of the body. Over the knee, under the arm or in the pocket of your inner thigh, the flexible-hinge neck makes anywhere easy to reach.The rubbery exterior and ridged under belly of the handle feels secure even when slippery. The set contains a Foaming Shave Gel you can use sparingly and a Daily Moisturizing Lotion you’ll wish there was more of. With just two pumps everything below the knee was white, foamy and fully coated with enough leftover to store under my arms as well. 

The five blade razor offers a tiny bit of resistance, but that’s to be expected when using Flamingo’s custom cut Gothic Arch shaped blades. With a blade crafted to have super sharp edges and a strong base, you’ll want to pace your shave with precision. Because the razor, gel and lotion work together to leave skin incredibly hydrated and shockingly smooth, the wall mounted suction hook and extra 5 blade razor will feel like bonus gifts in this set.

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The best sustainable razor

Well Kept Safety Razor Kit in doorstep

Although it’s not the only cruelty-free razor on this list, The Detox Market redefines the true meaning of green beauty. The Well Kept Safety Razor has a plastic-free brass handle made to last a lifetime with stainless steel, recyclable blades. (The packaging it arrives in is recyclable, too.) Like most safety razors, it comes with a bit of a learning curve, but the weight does most of the work for you. With step-by-step instructions on how to use the razor, replace the blades, and how to dispose at the end of its life, The Detox Market reinforces that sustainability is a journey that we as a community all play a role in. This planet-friendly razor is costly upfront, but when a shave feels more like a wax and is boxed with care, it’s worth the extra penny.

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The best razor for sensitive skin

Billie Starter Kit

When it comes to the Billie Razor, this company’s mission to design for womankind means much more than a close shave. After realizing that women are tasked with overpaying for razors and pressured to remove body hair, they ditched the Pink Tax and displayed body hair positivity. Although Billie donates 1% of their revenue to important causes around the world and are currently partnering with Every Mother Counts, YWCA and Black Girls Code, their offered support starts in the shower. 

The brand’s starter kit comes with a magic holder, two five-blade cartridges and a handle in five different flirty colorways to choose from. It’s guaranteed to be the prettiest bathroom essential mounted in your shower. The largeness of the razor head covers more skin in half the passes while the blade itself provides a seamless shave. The Billie razor offers consistently effective results and requires minimal effort from the shaver. It does all the work, so women don’t have to.

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The best subscription razor

Athena Club The Razor Kit

Once selecting your handle color and choosing a plan that best fits your shaving schedule The Athena Club Razor Kit  becomes more like a prescription and you’ve chosen the dosage. In a box that matches the color of your razor comes one ergonomic razor, one magnetic hook and a five blade cartridge with an extra one to hold you over until your next box arrives. Even when wet, the handle’s smooth, but rubbery feel is slip resistant and easy for gripping. You can thank the water-activated shea butter serum that borders the blade for the smooth and precise shave you won’t have to touch up the next day or two. With a razor you don’t have to press down hard to use and a subscription service that sends blade refills directly to your doorstep, you get the best results with half the effort.

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87 gift ideas for women, from customizable hair care to a luxurious bathrobe

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  • You’ve likely landed on this guide in search of the perfect gifts for the women in your life.
  • Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, or just to say thanks, we’ve found 87 great options.
  • From cooking classes to chocolates from Goldbelly, there’s a gift for every woman in your life.
  • Check out all of our gift guides for even more inspiration.

When it comes to gifts for women, you can always go the functional route with tech gadgets and cookware, or you can celebrate them with fun gifts like a personalized photo calendar and coffee table book.

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

Check out all 87 gifts for women:

A DIY birth month flower kit

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

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

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

A luxurious box of truffles

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

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

Read our full review of Goldbelly here.

A yoga mat for the fitness enthusiast

Manduka ProLite Yoga Mat gift for mom

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

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

A coffee table book for her home or office

Women: The National Geographic Image Collection gift for Mom

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

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

A cute way to show off her zodiac sign


Mejuri Zodiac Collection, available at Mejuri, from $90

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

Read our full review here.

A wallet and passport holder all-in-one

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

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

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

Virtual cooking classes for the aspiring chef

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

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

A personalized photo calendar for her desk

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

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

An easy-to-use painting set

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

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

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

A sleek, leather AirPod case with her initials

The Daily Edited Saffiano AirPod Case gift for women, gift for her

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

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

A refillable, leather journal with her initials

Leatherology Medium Journal gift for women, gift for mom

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

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

A heated massager to melt the day away


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

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

A Disney Plus gift subscription

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

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

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

The best socks she’s never tried

Bombas socks

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

They may just seem like a basic, everyday accessory, but socks are among the most underrated gifts you can give. Bombas spent two years perfecting its gym socks, and we think they got it right. With thoughtful innovations, like a blister tab and cushioned footbeds, her feet will notice the difference as soon as she slips them on.

Read more on Bombas here.

Hot sauce with a sweet twist

Gifts for her Blazin' Mango Hot Sauce

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

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

A simple, yet elegant bracelet

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

Pisa Bracelet, available at BaubleBar, $22

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

A sweet surprise

Birthdays in quarantine SugarWish

Sugarwish Treat Boxes, from $22 for two selections

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

A set of face masks for all of her skin woes

Gifts for her Peter Thomas Roth

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

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

A year-long MasterClass membership to learn new things

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Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, $180/year

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

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

Read our full review here.

A pasta of the month subscription

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

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

A luxe cashmere tee

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

Gift an Everlane E-Gift Card, from $25

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

Read our full review here.

A sentimental scented candle

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Homesick Candle, available at Homesick Candles, from $34

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

Read our full review here

A sweet treat delivered to her door

Gifts for her Milk Bar Red Velvet Trufles

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

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

Read our full review here

A cute and challenging puzzle

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Full Moon Puzzle, available at Anthropologie, $24.95

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

A reusable bag that comes in dozens of fun prints


Baggu Standard Baggu, available at Baggu, $12

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

Read our full review here

A fun pair of summery shoes


Soludos Swimmers Embroidered Espadrille, available at Soludos, $25

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

Read our full review here.

A calming weighted blanket

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Casper Weighted Blanket, available at Casper, from $152.10

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

A luxe body lotion

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Nécessaire The Body Lotion, available at Sephora, $25

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

Read our full review here.

A cold brew coffee maker for her mornings

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

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

A pain-relieving seat cushion

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Purple Seat Cushion, available at Purple, from $39

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

Read our full review here

A creative subscription for coffee lovers

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

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

Read our full review here

A sheet set that makes bedtime better

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

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

Read our full review here

A cute and practical charging pad


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

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

A little box of cute trinkets

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

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

Read our full review here.

A gift set of delightfully scented candles

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Otherland Single Flame Candle, available at Otherland, $36

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

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

Read our full review here.

A nourishing hair mask for dry hair

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

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

Read our full review here.

Hand sanitizer that looks cool while fending off bacteria

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

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

Read our full review here.

A Kindle so she can read literally anything, anywhere

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $129.99

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

Read our full review here.

A smart fitness tracker


Fitbit Inspire HR, available at Best Buy, $79.95

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

Read on for the different Fitbit versions here.

A Polaroid camera for instant snapshots


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

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

An Amazon Echo that matches her style

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

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

Read our full review here

A lip gloss that has all the benefits of a balm

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

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

Read our full review here

A new and entertaining Echo Show

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

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

A mini waffle iron for cute and quick breakfasts

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

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

A small smart speaker

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Google Home Mini, available at Best Buy, $34.99

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

An electric toothbrush she didn’t think she needed

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Goby Brush Kit, available at Goby, from $55

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

Read our full review here.

A cult-favorite candle

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

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

A set of silk hair scrunchies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gifts for her Le Creuset

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

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

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

Read our full review here.

A fresh take on classic pearl earrings

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

Gift a Catbird E-Gift Card, from $25

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

A stylish and comfortable pair of shoes

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Allbirds Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $95

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

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

A frame to show off her favorite Polaroid shots

Gifts for her frame

Instax Collage Frame, available at Michaels, $24.99

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

Beautiful floral bouquets

The Bouqs Co.

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

UrbanStems bouquets, available at UrbanStems, from $50

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

Read our full reviews of The Bouqs and UrbanStems here.

A practical everyday bag that looks good too

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

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

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

Read our full review here

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

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

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

Read our full review here.

Cups of healthy food she can take on the go

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

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

Fancy olive oil

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Brightland Alive Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37

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

Read our full review here.

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

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

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

A luxurious and relaxing bubble bath

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

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

A set of loose-leaf teas that even Oprah loves


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

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

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


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

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

A pressure cooker she’ll use to make everything

Instant Pot

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

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

A customized map of her favorite place

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

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

Read our full review here.

Chocolate-covered strawberries

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

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

A cookbook full of unique and delicious recipes

Molly And The Rang

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

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

A Champagne flute that’ll keep her bubbles chilled

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Corkcicle Stemless Champagne Flute, available at Williams Sonoma $19.95

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

A dainty jewelry holder

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Catbird Swan Ring Holder, available at Catbird, $32

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

A watch that nails the minimalist aesthetic


Linjer Petite Watch, available at Linjer, $199

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

Read our full review here.

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

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

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

A great pair of wireless earbuds


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

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

Read on for the different AirPod versions here.

A powerful wireless speaker

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

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

A pair of joggers made for just lounging around

Tommy John Lounger

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

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

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

Read our full review here

A set of great makeup bags

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

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

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

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

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

Haircare products that have her name written all over them

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

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

Read our full review here.

A serum that holds up to its name

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Maelove Glow Maker Serum, available at Maelove, $27.95

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

Read our full review here.

A soft robe she’ll love to wrap up in

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Parachute Classic Bathrobe, available at Parachute, $99

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

Read our full review here.

A handy streaming device

Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra, available at Walmart, from $67.13

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

Read our full review here.

A flask that brews her tea on the go

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

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

A hype-worthy pullover

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

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

Read our full review here.

A surprise set of new undies


MeUndies Custom Pack, available at MeUndies, from $45

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

Read our full review here.

A month of unlimited shopping

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

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

Read our full review here

The gift of delicious cheese


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

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

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

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

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

Read our full review here.

A face mask fanatic’s dream set

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

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

An indoor garden for her green thumb

Click and Grow

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

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

Read our full review here.

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How we test style and beauty products at Insider Reviews

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Rows of white shoes lined up to be tested as part of our roundup of the best white sneakers for women.

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Whether it’s stylish sneakers to wear with any outfit or a review on the latest hairdryers, Insider Reviews team offers recommendations you can trust. Our Style and Beauty team – experienced style and beauty experts who have spent years covering the industry – tests and research hundreds of products, including men’s and women’s denim, shoes, workwear, swimwear, intimates, and more, as well as skincare products, hair tools, and makeup. While style may be subjective, our reviewers look for tangible elements like craftsmanship, wearability, and sustainability.

What types of style products we cover

Sneakers: From white sneakers for men to sneakers for women and all-around stylish sneakers, our reviewers stay on top of the latest trends. Our recommendations include a variety of popular and up-and-coming brands, from stalwarts like Adidas and Nike to newcomers like Allbirds.

Basics: Whether it’s underwear for men and women, t-shirts for men and women, leggings, or lingerie, we love basics, especially those from brands like Everlane, Thirdlove, Spanx, and Dagne Dover.

Jewelry and watches: Our coverage range from affordable fine jewelry and jewelry on a budget to high-end pieces like luxury watches. We consult experts about the best watches for both men and women, as well as tips for buying Rolexes online and storing your watches.

Workwear: Brands like ADAY and M.M. LaFleur top our recommendations for workwear, whether it’s washable silk or stylish loafers.

Bags: From bags to bring to the office to crossbody bags for the weekend, our team knows its way around a good carry-all. We judge backpacks and other bags by how well and how much they can carry, as well as style because you don’t have to sacrifice utility for fashion.

What types of beauty products we cover

Subscription services: Beauty boxes are a great way to test out a lot of products. Our recommendations include Alltrue and Birchbox, as well as services like Function of Beauty and Prose, which customize products for you.

Skincare: We consult dermatologists about everything from retinol cream to facial sunscreen and eye creams. We test both luxury and drugstore products and put each category through its paces.

Haircare: We utilize a large group of testers and experts to provide recommendations across hair types. Whether you need a hairdryer, a conditioner, or a leave-in treatment, we recommend brands like Prose, Dyson, Pantene, Carol’s Daugher, and more.

Makeup: Not only do we regularly test mascara, eyeliner, foundation, and more, we do our best to provide the top picks for whatever your mood. We swatch for pigment, and test for things like how long a product lasts, whether it flakes, and whether it lives up to claims of water resistance and longwear.

How we test style and beauty products

We test both style and beauty products by wearing them for weeks and months. For clothing items, we make sure to wash them a few times to make sure they hold up. We also use products the way people actually use them: we throw leggings in the dryer, apply multiple coats of mascara, and stuff our bags full of everything we need to hold to ensure it truly can carry it all. And when we can’t recommend a product objectively, like the best tube of red lipstick, we pull recommendations from experts and stylish pros to give us their suggestions.

Meet our expert style and beauty team

Our style and beauty team has nearly 30 years of combined experience testing and reviewing products. Each editor and reporter is an expert in their beat and offers reviews and recommendations that are backed by actual testing and research. Meet the style and beauty team below:

Our writers Bios
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Maria Del Russo, senior style & beauty editor

Maria is the senior style & beauty editor for Insider Reviews. She leads the style and beauty team, as well as an army of freelancers, and helps produce guides and reviews on everything from hot tools to sustainable sneakers. Maria has been in the style and beauty industry for a decade, and her writing has appeared in publications such as Elle Magazine, Bustle, InStyle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Refinery29, and Playboy. She also served as a beauty editor at Refinery29, where she produced beauty editorials featuring makeup artists and hairstylists such as Pat McGrath, Dick Page, Orlando Pita, Sir John, Mario Dedivanovic, and more.

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Ashley Phillips, style & beauty editor

Ashley is the style and beauty editor for Insider’s Reviews team, where she spends her days monitoring the latest product launches, consulting experts on ingredients lists, and helping readers to identify which moisturizers and cashmere sweaters are worth investing in. Before joining Insider, she spent five years reviewing products as the style and beauty editor for Hearst’s, and before that, she was a copywriter for Neiman Marcus where she specialized in fine jewelry and accessories. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Town&Country, and more. Prior to joining the editorial world, she was the owner and buyer of an independent-clothing boutique.

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Amir Ismael, senior reporter

Amir is a senior reporter for Insider Reviews. As a collector of sneakers and fashion, Amir is passionate about all things related to style. He’s covered everything including the industry’s shift to producing more sustainable clothing, the most comfortable loungewear, all of the best places to shop for affordable business casual attire, and more. He’s used his expertise in footwear and the footwear industry to review all kinds of shoes from sportswear giants, well-known casual brands, and startups. Amir’s coverage also includes eyewear, watches, and grooming products like electric razors and men’s skincare. His writing has appeared in Complex Sneakers and Sole Collector, where he contributed to daily sneaker news and release dates, feature-length articles, and interviews with artists, designers, and athletes.

Read more about our teams

If you want to learn more about how each team tests products and meet the rest of our editors and writers on the following vertical-specific pages, check out these pages:

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The 14 best conditioners for every hair type, according to a trichologist

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Pattern of best hair conditioners, including Aveda Conditioner and Garnier Whole Blends
  • Conditioners keep hair healthy, shiny, and strong.
  • A conditioner helps by moisturizing with oils and butters, and by strengthening with proteins.
  • We found 16 of the best conditioners, based on hair type and hair needs.

Whether your hair is wavy, coily, curly, straight, or somewhere in between, it’s all made of one thing: dead protein cells. Because hair has a tendency to dry and break, most hair types need conditioner to stay healthy. Conditioner is a crucial step in your hair care routine if you want hair that’s moisturized and strong.

“The job of a conditioner is to strengthen the hair-so there’s going to be some element of protein-and then to moisturize, to replenish moisture into the strands and soften the hair,” certified trichologist Dr. Kari Williams tells INSIDER.

When searching for the best conditioner, it’s important to consider how much moisture your hair needs. This depends on your hair type, curl pattern, and texture, which determines how prone to breakage your hair actually is.

It’s also important to think about how much strength you need and whether your hair is protein sensitive. Watch this to learn more about protein sensitivity and protein overload.

We picked the 16 best conditioners, organized by hair type:

Best conditioners for straight hair

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Conditioner for Dry Damaged Hair

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Here is a rich mix of hydrating ingredients like argan oil, honey, and aloe juice, which each have restorative benefits to hair. Unlike any other option on this list, Garnier’s conditioner uses royal jelly, a nutrient rich ingredient produced by honeybees. If your hair feels dry, frizzy, or dull, Garnier’s Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Conditioner has the power to leave your hair smelling sweet, looking shiny, and feeling soft.

Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner

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This conditioner focuses on moisturizing and strengthening your hair with keratin, the protein hair is naturally made of. Moroccanoil Moisture Repair uses castor oil, argan oil, and jojoba oil—all known to majorly hydrate skin and hair. Customers who swear by this say they trust this conditioner to leave them with healthy, frizz-free, and silky hair.

Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner

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Oribe’s luxurious, hydrating conditioner is known for making hair softer without having an overpowering fragrance. It uses common ingredients like shea butter and olive oil, as well as some unique additions like it’s Mediterranean Cypress extract and Oribe Bio-Restorative Complex—which includes biotin, plant collagen, caffeine, and niacinamide. Especially if you have color treated or heat damaged hair, this conditioner will help detangling and creating a silky smooth finish.

Best conditioners for wavy hair

Not Your Mother’s Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Curl Defining Conditioner

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Lightweight, creamy, and crafted with mango butter and gardenia extract,Not Your Mother’s Curl Defining Conditioners has a sweet and fruity smell. The formula is infused with the right amount of oils to help detangle waves and curls while also leaving them soft and shinier. Fans say this product also gives their hair definition.

Aveda Be Curly Conditioner

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Wavy and curly-headed folks love this product because it helps detangle, which can be a nightmare without the right product. Known as an environmentally friendly brand, Aveda’s be curly™ conditioner is a lightweight mix of botanicals like aloe and sunflower oil as well as wheat protein. The formula also includes wheat protein to strengthen hair strands.

Maui Moisture Lightweight Hydration + Hibiscus Water Conditioner

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Specifically made for easily weighed down, fine, and low porosity hair, Maui Moisture’s Lightweight Conditioner uses watery moisturizers, like aloe juice, coconut water, and hibiscus water. Plus, lots of customers said they got comments on how good their hair smelled after using this.

Best conditioners for curly hair

If you have curly hair, you’ll want to use a leave-in conditioner, too. Check out the 12 best leave-in conditioners here.

SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Conditioner

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SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Conditioner is a curly classic that beautifully defines curls and helps detangle without weighing them down. One reviewer says that while other products leave her hair gummy or waxy, this one washes out smooth and clean. With coconut oil, shea butter, and mango seed butter, the conditioner also leaves hair smelling like fresh fruit.

Pattern Beauty Medium Conditioner

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Tracee Ellis Ross launched her own natural hair brand in the fall of 2019, and it’s made great im pressions since. The Medium Conditioner is her award-winning product that mixes jojoba seed oil, castor oil, avocado oil, and honey to give curls moisture and definition. Formulated to not be too light or too heavy, it’s best for low to normal porosity curls. Pattern offers a lightweight conditioner and a heavier formula for more specific needs, too.

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Shea Curl Defining Conditioner

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This is the only conditioner on the list that uses a mix of quinoa and tomato fruit ferment extract, which are supposed to promote curl definition. As a clean beauty brand, Briogeo coined the term 6-free, which means their products are free of common ingredients and chemicals like parabens, harsh sulfates, and silicones.

Nexxus Curl Define Conditioner for Curly & Coily Hair

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Celebrity stylist Lacy Redway called out this product as one of her favorites in our recent piece featuring curly hair routines. The Curl Define Conditioner by Nexxus is made with marula oil and a custom blend of protein specifically designed to work with curly hair shafts. Nexxus’s recent research on proteomics and curly hair is considered groundbreaking.

Cantu Shea Butter Hydrating Cream Conditioner

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If you have curly hair and had to learn how to take care of it over time, you’ve probably used Cantu products before. As the formulas continue to improve over the years, Cantu’s Shea Butter Hydrating Cream Conditioner remains a top budget option. It uses shea butter to ease detangle and moisturize, all while leaving the signature, tropical, and fruity Cantu smell.

Best conditioners for coily hair

If you have coily hair, you’ll want to use a leave-in conditioner too. Check out the 12 best leave-in conditioners here.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen and Restore Rinse Out Conditioner

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When it comes to moisturizing your hair, the Jamaican Black Castor Oil conditioner doesn’t play games. This bestseller is packed with proteins and several different butters and oils, including shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil which mimics properties of sebum. Since it’s infused with peppermint, it also gives a soothing sensation.

Pattern Beauty Intensive Conditioner

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Pattern customers say this conditioner helps detangle their coils before leaving them looking luscious. This heavyweight conditioner from Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair care line is specifically formulated for tighter curl patterns and low porosity hair by using a thick mix of avocado oil, shea butter, beeswax, and safflower oil.

CURLS Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask

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Other conditioners on this list may smell fruity, but CURLS uses actual blueberry extract for its reparative conditioner. Proanthocyanidins from blueberries stimulate hair growth and help prevent breakage, which is why the brand sticks to this as its hero ingredient in most other CURLS products. But a blueberry can’t do everything your hair needs alone, so this product also includes soybean oil and soy protein.

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How we test home products at Insider Reviews

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As part of testing for the best air conditioners, home reporter James Brains tests how loud a window AC unit is during operation using a decibel meter.

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The 13 coziest pairs of slippers we’ve tested

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  • If you’re working from home, your go-to pair of shoes are now most likely your slippers.
  • While slippers come in all shapes and sizes, yours should make your feet feel cozy and cushioned.
  • We’ve put together a list of 13 pairs of slippers that we’ve found to be most reliable.
  • If you’re looking for men’s sizing, check out our guide to the best men’s slippers.

The ongoing pandemic has changed many of our work uniforms in a big way. Many have traded in their loafers, flats, and heels for a pair of slippers that fit much better with this new lifestyle. But choosing the right pair is important. They’re meant to be comfortable, after all.

Of course material is essential to maximum comfort for your feet, but so is the design. Do your feet feel supported as you sit at your desk, move around the kitchen, and go about your other daily tasks? We’re here to help you choose by spotlighting 13 pairs of slippers that tick off all of our boxes.

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The best moccasin slippers

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L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins

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For many people, “slipper” is synonymous with shearling-lined, suede moccasins like the Wicked Good Moccasins from L.L.Bean.

Sizing options: 5-11

I got these slippers a few Christmases ago, and they’re just the best for keeping my feet nice and toasty in the winter. They’re shearling-lined, so they’re perfectly cozy to wear with or without socks, and they’ve held their shape nicely after plenty of indoor wear. The laces often come undone, but that’s about the only flaw I can come up with for them. They’re affordable at $79 (you can get them even cheaper during sales), they’re durable, and the women’s version comes in seven great colors and two widths. I’ve got the Neutral shade and my size 8 fits true to size. Ellen Hoffman, executive editor

J.Crew Suede faux-shearling moccasin slippers

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The poly faux-fur lining of the J.Crew Suede faux-shearling moccasin slippers gives them a fuzzy warmth that lasts. 

Sizing options: 5-12

After trying many different slippers, from slip-ons to fuzzy cloud-like ones, these have quickly become my favorite. They’re easy to slip on, and they have great grip so I never slip and slide when walking on tile or hardwood floors. The fuzzy lining keeps my toes warm and has stayed soft, even after wearing these slippers every day for a month. They fit very true to size and are an absolute steal for the price. Paige DiFiore, lifestyle and entertainment editor for Insider Life

UpWest Fireside Slipper

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The UpWest Fireside Slipper stands out with its ability to be worn outdoors along with its thoughtful, hand-stitched details.  

Sizing options: 6-10

I got these slippers and a new puppy around the same time, and I was sure she’d eventually rip them to shreds. But they’ve held up to her fascination with the sturdy ties and shearling lining. Plus, they have a rubber sole, so I can wear them for quick trips outside during potty training. Bartie Scott, small business editor 

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Ugg Tasman Slippers

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With a plush interior and a lightweight, durable outsole, the Ugg Tasman Slippers are a comfy choice you won’t regret wearing outside.

Sizing options: 5-12

While Ugg has a lot of slipper options, I love the Tasmans for their versatility. The brand’s proprietary wool insole is seriously plush — it feels like you’re always standing on top of a luxurious rug. This pair also comes with a particularly durable yet lightweight outsole, making them a great choice for wearing outdoors. Because they’re slip-ons and keep your whole foot covered, these are ideal for just throwing on with a pair of jeans or leggings when you’re in a rush to get out of the house. The color offerings include chestnut and black, which both match pretty much everything. Remi Rosmarin, former commerce reporter

Everlane The ReNew Slippers

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Cozy without being overly warm, Everlane’s The ReNew Slipper is perfect for folks who typically don’t love a slipper.

Sizing options: 5-11

For the longest time, I was a socks-only person. But Everlane’s The ReNew Slipper has turned me into a slipper person, a feat I didn’t think possible. Unlike most indoor footwear, the ReNew Slipper isn’t impossibly fuzzy and warm. The lining is made from a low-pile, recycled polyester that feels like a shearling, so it keeps your feet cozy without causing them to sweat. 

The sturdy rubber outsole helps to support my feet and the nylon outer fabric is also clutch. It’s easy to spot-clean, so should your morning coffee splash on your feet, you won’t be left with a stain. The ReNew Slippers are the coziest slippers I’ve ever worn. And the chic, quilted pattern on the exterior makes them look chic, not hokey. The one drawback? The trim isn’t elastic, so if you have a high instep, it might be a little tight at first. It took me a day of wear to break them in, and now they’re super comfortable. Maria Del Russo, style and beauty guides editor

Ugg Coquette Slippers

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Versatility shines through with the Ugg Coquette Slippers, which can be worn both indoors and outdoors thanks to the Treadlite by Ugg outsole. 

Sizing options: 5-12

These days, I’m living in two things: Black leggings and Ugg slippers. My fluffy Uggs are the first thing I slide on in the morning, and I wear them right up until the moment I’m climbing into bed. I love how cozy and warm and they are, but I also appreciate how functional the rubber lug sole is. I can wear these to check the mail or grab a package without thinking twice. The shearling lining will wear out eventually, but I don’t mind knowing I’ve gotten my full use out of this pair. Even at $120, the cost-per-wear comes out to basically nothing. Ashley Phillips, style and beauty editor

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Birkenstock Boston Shearling Suede Leather

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Birkenstock’s signature cork footbed gets even comfier with shearling lining in the brand’s Boston Shearling Suede Leather Clogs

Sizing options: 4-12.5; these also come in regular/wide and medium/narrow options 

I was a big Ugg slipper person until the pandemic. I quickly realized that with daily wear, the shearling on the inside wore out so quickly that the slippers became too big to wear comfortably. So I purchased these as a replacement. After five months of wearing them, not only are they still the right size, but they are also warm, comfortable, and not at all worn out. I almost never take them off at this point.Jana Meron, SVP programmatic & data strategy

L.LBean Wicked Good Slippers

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The L.LBean Wicked Good Slippers come up to your ankle to keep your whole foot warm and secure in cold weather.

Sizing options: 5-11

The shearling in these slippers is moisture-wicking, so even though your feet may get a bit sweaty due to the limited breathability of the suede, they will still stay relatively dry. The shearling does get matted over years of wear, losing some of its initial fluffiness, but the integrity of the overall slipper has lasted very well. You can’t slip them on — they require at least one hand to assist you in pulling them over your heel — but they’re not going to fall off your feet as you rush around the house either. The Wicked Good Slippers don’t have a rubber outsole, so they are indoor only. The leather sole isn’t textured, and though I’ve never found them to be slippery, you may want to be careful on tile surfaces. Michelle Ullman, freelance writer

Margaux The Slipper

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Margaux’s The Slipper is the cozy sister of the brand’s iconic ballet flats, and adds a touch of chic to your slipper collection. 

Sizing options: 3-13; thanks to the elastic, these can fit a little snug, so you might want to size up.

Given my aversion to slippers, I spent the early part of my time working from home still wearing shoes around the house. It helped me feel a little more put-together. So when I saw The Slipper, which is the perfect ballet flat/slipper hybrid, I was thrilled. They look like Margaux’s ballet flats, complete with the iconic bow above the toes, but are outfitted with a plush sole and Mongolian cashmere. They’re definitely one of the more luxe pairs of slippers I’ve ever worn. But considering they’re some of the only “shoes” I’m wearing these days, I’d say I deserve it. — Maria Del Russo, style and beauty guides editor

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Acorn Spa Slide Slippers

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The Acorn Spa Slide Slippers transport you to a spa with their soft terry material and multilayer Cloud Contour footbed. 

Sizing options: S-XL; plus, wide options for each size 

It wasn’t until the pandemic that I realized I needed new slippers that could actually last. I landed on the Acorn Women’s Spa Slide Slippers because they looked cozy — and they had the word “spa” in the name. After having owned a pair for nearly five months now, I can definitely vouch for its comfort and durability. These slippers are made of terry, a fabric you can find at many spas. And unlike other slippers that eventually flatten out and lose their support, this pair has footbeds that hold shape well. Plus, the velcro straps can easily be adjusted if you want a wider, or narrower, fit. I’ve also found the rubber outsoles to be especially sturdy and slip-free, which is handy for when I’m moving around the kitchen or rushing down the stairs. My size small slippers fit me perfectly and I’m a true size 6.Katie Decker-Jacoby, style & beauty reviews fellow

Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide

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The Instagram-famous Ugg Fluff Yeah Slides actually live up to the hype, thanks to their cozy interior and sturdy rubber sole.

Sizing options: 5-12

Like all Uggs, these are made with soft sheepskin. In fact, the sheepskin covers the entire shoe, save for the elastic back and sturdy rubber platform sole. That elastic back is actually pretty handy for folks who like an open-back slipper but find they slip off. And the open toe and backless silhouette ensure your feet don’t overheat — even with all that sheepskin. My favorite part, though, has to be how supportive they are for my feet. The platform is lightweight but solid, and it makes for slippers that don’t make my feet ache after extended wear. Plus, since the Fluff Yeah are technically slides, they’re more than strong enough to be worn out — even around the corner to the market. Maria Del Russo, style and beauty guides editor

Parlovable Faux Fur Slippers

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The Parlovable Faux Fur Slippers make your feet feel – and look – like clouds thanks to the faux fur upper, velvet lining, and memory foam cushion.   

Sizing options: 7-10

I struggle with splurging on slippers because I know they won’t last me too long with how often I wear them. This pair from Amazon is the perfect compromise. And thanks to quarantine, they get a lot of usage. It’s a reasonably priced and comfortable buy. They fit me true to size and never slip off my feet. I’ve thrown them in the wash a few times, and it restores the slipper’s fluff. The memory foam lasted me for about five to seven months until I decided to replace them with a new pair, which wasn’t a hard sell considering the price. Jacqueline Saguin, style & beauty reviews fellow

Coface Plush Flip Flop Slippers

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Pamper your feet as they sink into the warm and wide toe Coface Plush Flip Flop Slippers.

Sizing options: 5-10

Because there’s a bin in my closet specifically devoted to fuzzy socks of all kinds, I’ve never been much of a slipper person. When I received these for Christmas, however, the game changed — and I’ve been practically living in them. They are my go-to footwear when I hop out of the shower or if I’m lounging around the house. The plush material provides a fluffy mat for your feet with a wide toe for both stability and comfort. I have the hot pink ones (to channel Elle Woods, of course), but they come in a variety of colors and make great gifts for a spa lover or anyone who gravitates toward fleece and fluff (a.k.a. me). And, for less than $20, they are a steal. Victoria Giardina, Buying Guides Fellow

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