What to expect from Kohl’s 2021 Black Friday deals, plus how to use Kohl’s Cash

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

Black Friday 2021 Kohl's Deals 4x3

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

Last year, Kohl’s Black Friday sale ran from November 22 through November 27, and we expect to see deals similarly start early this year. If you frequently shop at Kohl’s and are part of the rewards program, this store should be your

first Black Friday stop. Last year, shoppers could use their Kohl’s cash to save even more on deals, as well as accumulate additional rewards.

Kohl’s Black Friday deals often include lots of tech, vacuums, small appliances, toys, and more. The discounts are usually just as good as other big-box retailers, which comes in handy if stock runs out at other stores.

The best early Black Friday deals from Kohl’s

When does Kohl’s Black Friday sale start?

Black Friday 2021 is November 26 and Cyber Monday is November 29, but many retailers start their sales earlier. We expect Kohl’s to start running deals about a week before Black Friday.

What should I buy from Kohl’s on Black Friday?

Last year, Kohls had great deals on smart speakers, fitness trackers, kitchen appliances, and even an Xbox bundle. This year, expect to find similar deals on vacuums, cookware, pajamas, air fryers, and more.

How do we select the best deals at Kohl’s?

  • The products we choose must meet our coverage standards and come from brands we’ve tested and trust.
  • We compare the prices against Amazon, Target, Walmart, and other retailers. The deals we include are the same or better (not including promotional discounts from using certain credit cards).
  • We consider products’ price histories to evaluate how significant the savings are.

You can read more about how we vet deals at Insider Reviews here.

Should I enroll in Kohl’s Rewards?

Kohl’s Rewards replaced Yes2You Rewards last year. The free program gives members 5% Kohl’s Cash every day (not just during promotional events) on all purchases, as well as additional rewards, like a birthday gift.

Any Kohl’s Cash received through the rewards program will be available on the first day of the following month and must be used within 30 days. So, if you earn a lot on Black Friday, it should be available on December 1. If you think you’ll be shopping at Kohl’s again before Christmas, it might be worthwhile to take advantage of the extra Kohl’s Cash savings.

What is Kohl’s cash?

Even if you’re not a Kohl’s Rewards member, you’ll still get $10 of Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend during promotional periods. You can then use that Kohl’s Cash like a coupon on future purchases.

If you make purchases in-store, you’ll receive a coupon for your Kohl’s Cash. If you buy online, Kohl’s will send an email with your Kohl’s Cash. Pay attention to expiration dates, because Kohl’s Cash doesn’t last forever. Also, keep in mind that there’s a limit to how much Kohl’s Cash you can earn: $1,500 on a single purchase.

Can I order online and pick up in a Kohl’s store?

Kohl’s stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2021. Due to the pandemic, Kohl’s will continue offering curbside pickup in 2021. Many products are available for purchase online, and you can have it delivered to your car two hours later.

How does Kohl’s compare to other stores on Black Friday?

Like Best Buy, Kohl’s will likely have lots of tech deals. The retailer also sells cookware, vacuums, clothes, toys, and home goods that will also be on sale, similar to Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Often, these stores will all offer very similar deals on the same products, so if you have your eye on something that goes out of stock, you may still find it at a competitor.

Kohl’s does sometimes win out over other stores’ deals because of Kohl’s Cash, but that’s really only a draw if you plan on shopping there again before the end of 2021.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Bose earbuds are down to all-time low prices for Amazon’s early Black Friday sale

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

Bose QuietComfort earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are on sale as part of Amazon’s early Black Friday promotion.

Black Friday 2021 isn’t until November 26, but that isn’t stopping Amazon from offering deep discounts early. Right now, as part of its limited-time Daily Deals, Bose earbuds are down to some of the best prices we’ve seen yet. We don’t know how long the sale will last, and as with all good deals, stock is limited.

The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds offer some of the best noise-cancelling performance we’ve tested, but they’re expensive at a full retail price of $279. This current discount brings them down to a solid $199, which is the lowest price we’ve seen so far.

The Bose Sport Earbuds, on the other hand, are designed with workouts in mind. Down to $149, this is a great chance to pick up a pair and upgrade your fitness routine. Bose’s Sleepbuds II are also on sale for a limited time. These aren’t traditional earbuds. Instead of playing music, this model is intended to help you sleep better by masking exterior sounds with relaxing audio.

If you’re searching for more earbud recommendations, check out our guide to the best true wireless earbuds.

The best Bose earbuds deals on Amazon now

QuietComfort Earbuds (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Sleepbuds II (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Sport Earbuds (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Read the original article on Business Insider

Black Friday 2021 is coming – here’s what we expect from Walmart, plus early deals available now

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

Black Friday 2020 Walmart Deals 4x3
Walmart offers big price drops on tons of products during Black Friday.

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

Black Friday 2021 is coming November 26, and we expect plenty of big deals from Walmart. The retailer is a great place to shop for home goods, tech, and gifts across all product categories – especially with in-store pickup as an option for last-minute shoppers. Frequent Walmart customers should also consider a Walmart Plus membership to take advantage of special perks all year long.

Below, we highlighted some of the best early Walmart deals available, along with what to expect from the retailer when the big shopping holiday rolls around.

The best early Black Friday Walmart deals

Clara HD (medium, Preferred: Walmart)VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer (medium, Preferred: Walmart)Simply Store Glass Bakeware Set (medium, Preferred: Walmart)Navigator Lift-Away NV 380 Upright Vacuum (medium, Preferred: Walmart)Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave Oven (medium, Preferred: Walmart)

When does Walmart’s Black Friday sale start?

Black Friday 2021 lands on November 26, but we expect Walmart will start featuring deals well before then. Its sales will likely also continue through Cyber Monday.

We’ll update this story with details and deals as new ones surface.

How we select the best Black Friday deals at Walmart

  • We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, from brands we’ve tested and trust.
  • We compare the prices against other retailers like Amazon, Target, and Best Buy and only include the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
  • We research price history thoroughly, to ensure that every deal we list is actually worth your time.

Does Walmart have curbside pickup?

For contact-free shopping, Walmart offers curbside pickup. All you need to do is place an order online and select your pickup time slot. A Walmart team member will do your shopping and load them into your car from there.

Alternatively, some items can even be ordered online and picked up the same day. All you have to do is keep an eye out for products marked “Free Pickup Today” when shopping. Same-day pickup items are made available within four hours of placing your order – you’ll get an email when it’s ready.

What Black Friday deals should you buy at Walmart?

Historically, Walmart’s Black Friday markdowns are on par with those offered by Best Buy, Target, and Amazon – and we expect this year to be no different. Outside of a few select doorbusters, we anticipate each retailer to price-match their competitor’s prices during Black Friday. Shoppers can expect big savings on several TVs, streaming media players, kitchen appliances, and more.

Should I sign up for Walmart Plus before Black Friday?

Walmart has yet to announce if its Walmart Plus members will receive any specific Black Friday benefits. Last year, members received the same perks they do year round, like free shipping, scan and go, and free grocery delivery. The service costs $98 a year or $13 a month. Signing up for Walmart Plus is a good idea if you’re a frequent Walmart shopper, regardless of Black Friday.

If you’re planning on making smaller purchases, however, it could be beneficial to sign up for a Walmart Plus 15-day free trial right before the holiday. The free trial gets you free shipping without an order minimum, meaning you can make as many impulse buys as you’d like without worrying about shipping costs.

15-Day Free Trial (small)

Read the original article on Business Insider

The best Black Friday TV deals – Sony and Samsung models are already on sale ahead of the big event

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

Black Friday 2020 TV Deals 2x1
Black Friday TV deals will launch on November 26.

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

Black Friday 2021 is on the horizon, and TVs are one of the big-ticket items that shoppers should keep an eye on. Every year, a wide variety of brands and sizes drop to all-time lows for the event, making it a great time to buy your next entertainment center upgrade.

We expect HD, 4K, and 8K TV models to all be on sale. Buyers can also count on deals across different display types, with price drops on both OLED and LCD TVs.

Keep scrolling to find some of the best TV deals available now, plus answers to your Black Friday questions before the event officially kicks off on November 26.

The best Black Friday TV deals

QN90A Neo QLED 4K TV (55-inch) (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)60″ Class A6G Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV (medium)65-inch A80J OLED 4K TV (medium)65-inch OLED 4K TV (medium)3 Series HDTV (40-inch) (medium)

When is Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday 2021 officially begins on November 26, but many stores start offering deals much earlier than that.

We’re already seeing retailers like Best Buy and Amazon drop prices on TVs in the lead-up to the holiday. We also expect many of the sales from Black Friday to carry into Cyber Monday – but stock may be limited.

Are Black Friday TV deals worth buying?

In short: absolutely. Black Friday brings some of the best prices we see all year on TVs of all price points, brands, and sizes. It’s a rare chance to save big on options that seldom see discounts.

How to shop for a TV

Finding the right TV for your needs can be tricky. Prices vary a lot depending on the features and size you want. On the low-end, you can find smaller HDTVs for as little as $100 or less. When it comes to flagship 65-inch 4K models, prices can rise to $1,500 or more. Depending on how big the display is, the best 8K TVs can even cost in excess of $10,000.

Thankfully, there are a few simple guidelines you can follow to help narrow down your selection.

If you prioritize home theater performance for the best movie-watching experience, you’ll want to opt for a 4K display with at least a 65-inch screen. The best 4K TVs use an OLED panel, or an advanced LED screen (often branded as QLED) with local dimming and quantum dots. These displays enable the highest contrast, deepest black levels, and brightest images for a gorgeous high dynamic range (HDR) picture.

For people who just want a no-fuss display that’s suited for casual viewing, a smaller TV with a more budget-friendly LED panel should be more than fine. Though image performance won’t be as impressive as more expensive models, there are plenty of cheap LED TVs with solid performance, including budget models that still manage to pack in 4K, HDR, and integrated smart TV streaming.

If you’re looking for detailed TV buying advice, be sure to check out our various TV buying guides:

Read the original article on Business Insider

The 85 truly unique gifts for your girlfriend that she will actually love, from personalized jewelry to unique subscription boxes

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

Woman opening gift for girlfriend.
Give your girlfriend a thoughtful, custom keepsake.

Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know your partner: What they love, what rituals they enjoy, what small daily annoyances you could possibly solve with a thoughtful gift. You also know how much they’ll appreciate the gift coming 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 personalities to help guide you, below.

Check out all 85 gifts for your girlfriend:

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

Earrings made with her birthstone

Woman with Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs in her ear.

Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs, available on Mejuri, $180

If your girlfriend wears jewelry, birthstone earrings that she can keep forever are a thoughtful, personalized gift she’ll wear often.  

Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakery

Milk Bar's Timeless Gifts Milk Bar sampler

Milk Bar Treats, from $22

If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, send her Milk Bar — the company delivers its iconic and decadent cakes, cookies, and truffles to her doorstep.

A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classes

The Classpass app showcasing at-home workouts.

ClassPass Gift Card, from $15

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.

Leggings fit for workouts and lounge sessions

Woman wearing Vuori's daily leggings.

Vuori Daily Legging, from $59

Vuori is known for its smooth, soft fabrics and flattering fits — and the Daily Legging is no exception. Combining the leisure and comfort of a jogger with the function and stretch of a legging, your girlfriend can wear these for both workouts and weekend lounging. 

*Sponsored by Vuori

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

A green disposable Fujifilm camera.

Disposable camera, $45

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 so you and your girlfriend can focus on just savoring experiences together.

The best electric toothbrush

Three Hum Electric Toothbrushes on a red background

Electric toothbrush, $39.99

If your girlfriend is more interested in gifts she needs as well as wants, an electric toothbrush is a good option. 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. 

A planned trip for the two of you to take together

An Airbnb glass house with a man inside, set in a snowy landscape.

Airbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25

If you want to gift an experience you and your girlfriend can enjoy together, grab a card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come up with a few location ideas to choose from. 

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 versatile Exercise Dress

Woman wearing the outdoor voices exercise dress in black

The Exercise Dress, available on Outdoor Voices, $100

Given the popularity of the Exercise Dress, we wouldn’t be surprised if this was on your girlfriend’s wish list. The Exercise Dress is comfortable, versatile, and cute — which has made it a cult-favorite item. If she’s a fan of dresses, outdoor voices, or clothes she can wear all day long, this may be a good option. 

Her favorite specialty food straight from the source

A stacked roast beef sandwich from Goldbelly.

Order her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $28

Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy your girlfriend’s 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. 

A streaming bundle that checks off all the boxes

The Disney+ bundle showing logos for Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+

Hulu, Disney+ ESPN+ Bundle, available at Disney+ESPN+, and Hulu, from $13.99 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

The foreo luna facial brush in blue

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

In the category of things your girlfriend may love but hasn’t asked for yet: Foreo facial brushes. Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleansing devices. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so your partner can maintain their skincare routine while traveling. 

A thoughtful book she’ll love

red book cover of cheryl strayed's tiny beautiful things book

“Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar” by Cheryl Strayed, available on Amazon, $12.42

Pick up one of your all-time favorite books that you think she’d like, or browse some of the books we love to gift. This collection of Dear Sugar advice columns is a heartfelt favorite. Its topics are diverse, its letters to Dear Sugar are intimate and relatable, and Cheryl Strayed’s responses are both witty and extraordinarily compassionate.

A membership to a huge outdoor co-op

Woman outdoors in a helmet on a bike petting a white dog

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. If your girlfriend loves the outdoors, this is an option she can enjoy solo and with you. 

A Dutch oven to elevate their bread game

Red Enameled Dutch Oven

Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $79.90

Did your girlfriend get into baking bread and, miraculously, stay committed to it? If so, a really nice Dutch oven can help elevate her experience. 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.

A subscription that sends her a six-month world tour of teas

indonesia atlas tea club gift subscription of two teas, tea cup, and a photo of indonesia set against a white background

Atlas Tea Club 6 Month Subscription, available on Atlas Tea Club, $109

This subscription sends your girlfriend single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world for six months. She’ll get two delicious options sent to her home each month.

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

gifts for girlfriend

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 standing desk for a home office upgrade

Gifts for girlfriend Jarvis Standing Desk

Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $569

If she’s working from home, your girlfriend 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 framed keepsake of a favorite memory

Framebridge sale

Framed photo, available at Framebridge, from $45

Gift Card, available at Framebridge, from $25

Framebridge makes custom framing a bit more affordable. 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. 

The best socks she’ll ever wear

Women's Performance Running Ankle Sock 3 Pack

Bombas Women’s Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $49.50

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

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. If you can’t give your girlfriend an unlimited pass to professional massages, this is a nice in-between option. 

A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklace

Mejuri, $80

Aquarius Necklace, available at Mejuri, $395

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.  

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 and 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 your girlfriend can’t find her phone, all she has to do is click the Tile button to make her phone ring, even if it’s on silent. We’ve found them especially useful lately

A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startup

cuyana, $115

Leather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $85 (+ $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 your girlfriend jewelry in the past, or plan to in the future. It’s made from premium leather, comes in many colors, and can be monogrammed with her initials. Cuyana is a cool leather bag startup she may have already heard of. 

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

If she’s ever complained about strain from constant screens, you can help mitigate it with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. They might even help with sleep.

The convenience of Apple AirPods

Apple Airpods

Apple AirPods, available at Best Buy, $129.99

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 easy to use. For the latest option, you can pick up AirPods Pro for $199.99 on Best Buy too. 

A 215-piece art kit for creative projects

5e73ce7fc485405df0115254

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

If your girlfriend loves to create art, this 215-Piece art kit includes everything she’ll need for projects: crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, fine line markers, watercolor cakes, and acrylic paint.

A year-long MasterClass membership to learn about things she’s passionate about

masterclass serena williams

Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $180/year

If your dinner table conversations often include talk of photography, or tennis, or screenwriting, or another passion, consider getting your girlfriend a gift that helps her spend time with her hobbies. We love MasterClass because it kind of feels like entertainment. Classes are short, there’s no homework, and she can listen to the audio like its a podcast or watch the videos. 

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.

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 your girlfriend loves to cook and has 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, easy-to-use device uses UV-C light to sanitize a phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs.

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 wine gift for your girlfriend. The Black Girl Magic collection in particular is inspired by the resilience of black women and includes varieties from Rosé to Merlot. 

The new Sonos Move portable speaker

61m0GsRk1iL._SL1000_

Sonos Move, available at Best Buy, $399.99

The Sonos Move is one of the best speakers on the market. It’s powerful, can be controlled by 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.

16 highly-rated sheet masks

Gifts for girlfriend Dermal

Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $22.99

Grab 39 sheet masks to make it easier for your girlfriend 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 weighted blanket for better rest

ynm weighted blanket

YnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $39.50

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 mini multipurpose tool

mini multipurpose 12 in 1 knife tool

Mini Multitool Knife 12 in 1, available on Amazon, $8.99

This lightweight multitool has a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and a bottle opener — so it’s nine times as many opportunities for being useful as your average gift. 

A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring

Gift for friend Fitbit Inspire 2

Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Best Buy, $99.95

Fitbit’s affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep someone informed about their physical activity — tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones.

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

image   2020 10 08T131152.377

Always Pan, available at Our Place, $115

If you’re spending more time at home cooking together — or re-organizing the kitchen — she may appreciate a good 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 video message from someone she loves almost as much as you

Gifts for girlfriend Cameo; gifts for dad

Cameo Video Messages, available at Cameo, from $15

Whether it’s your girlfriend’s 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. 

Personalized cartoon couple mugs

Personalized Family Mugs

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 if you’d like. 

Silky, breathable leggings

Everlane Performance Leggings

Everlane Leggings, $68

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.

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, $550

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”

67648947_2837723862911338_893298793217261568_o

Women’s Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $98

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 $29.95

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

 v2NTEX02117_gallery_2_L 2x v2 (1)

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 $22

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 $22, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $30.

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

hydro flask $29.95

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.

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

Daily Harvest meal delivery - gift for her

Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50

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 most of my healthy eating roadblocks

The best hair dryer ever invented

gifts for girlfriend

Dyson Blow Dryer, available at Ulta, $399.99

This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, making it a cult favorite. 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.

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

Mojito_Mojito Waves_02x_f5c7b07e 751f 4da4 81b9 9b95b1eb515d_1200x

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 plenty of 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.

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 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, so your girlfriend has a feel-good cozy staple.

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

Gifts for girlfriend Manduka

Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, from $58

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

image   2020 10 08T145957.276

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 with your girlfriend.

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

cozymeal thumb

Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50

With a Cozymeal class, you and your girlfriend can 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). 

A satin-lined beanie

Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie

Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $37

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 she’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 cashmere crew from Everlane that she’ll own forever

Woman wearing cashmere crewneck sweater in "blue lagoon" color.

The Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $120

For a closet staple she’ll own for years to come, Everlane’s $120 Cashmere Crew (available in various colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has plenty 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

cold brew coffee gifts for girlfriend

Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Walmart, $37.55

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 your girlfriend’s way out the door to work. 

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

Dagne Dover neoprene toiletry bags in a dusty rose color.

Hunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40

Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women’s handbag companies to know, and its toiletry pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size holds a handful of go-to toiletries, and the large should have enough space for all of the grooming essentials.

A comfy zip-up for the months ahead

25543_HABL

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

amazon kindle paperwhite $130

Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $84.99

If your girlfriend is a reader, we’d suggest looking at Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite; it’s the company’s 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 for her 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 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 with your girlfriend 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 houseplant that arrives already potted and is easy to care for

main

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 your girlfriend’s 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 your girlfriend 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

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 funny and unique card

Gifts for girlfriend Etsy

You Take My Breath Away, available at Etsy, from $4.19

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

190104_ITALIC1411

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, $44.99

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 great foam roller

TB12 vibrating pliability foam roller

Vibrating Pliability Roller, available on TB12, $160

If your girlfriend is very physically active, a foam roller is a nice gift to aid in her workout recovery and soreness. This one is our favorite because it has four levels of vibration, a pattern that targets muscle groups, and a durable exterior. But, if your budget doesn’t fit a $160 foam roller, never fear — we like some under-$20 options too. 

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

book of the month $44.99

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

If she’s a bookworm, 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

gifts for her

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

Make a reservation at a nice outdoor restaurant, stock up on your girlfriend’s 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

81yIfHARrYL._SL1500_

Bath Bomb Gift Set, available at Walmart, $40.01

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 $75

If your girlfriend 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

Amazon gifts under $50 LLOGM

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

Gifts for girlfriend Aurate

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. 

Lush, subtly scented body wash

necessaire body products 2

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 her skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished. 

Hand sanitizer that smells good

a hand holding touchland sanitizer spray

Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $9

Many of us are 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 hands sticky. Read our full review here.

A stylish weekender to keep her organized on the go

b2_95b93d10 65ab 45a9 9009 1445c38fee34_2048x2048

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

s1912385 main zoom

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 your girlfriend 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

Screen Shot 2018 11 12 at 11.03.49 AM

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

If your girlfriend 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

Away Luggage Monogram

Carry-On, available at Away, from $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.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Cyber Monday lands on November 29 this year – here’s how to prepare for the event

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

2021 Cyber Monday 2x1
Cyber Monday lands on November 29 this year, but shoppers don’t need to wait until then to save.

Cyber Monday 2021 is one of the biggest deal holidays of the year, and it’s coming up fast. The online-focused sibling to Black Friday, Cyber Monday brings equally great discounts and sales straight to you.

Historically, the event has always been a great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards – though stock is typically very limited. Acting fast is key to getting a good deal, so it’s important to know what you’re shopping for ahead of time.

Below, we rounded up some of the best early deals available now, plus answers to any questions you might have before the event.

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

The best deals available now

Always Pan (medium)AirPods Pro (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Galaxy Smart Tag+ (medium)Studio Buds (medium)Nomad Leather Sectional (medium)

When is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday occurs the following Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event lands on November 29.

As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might’ve missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner.

What time does Cyber Monday start?

Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales.

Previously, the main distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday.

Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts.

How long do Cyber Monday sales last?

Though Cyber Monday sales once took place on Monday only, we’ve seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week.

However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.

What’s better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change.

If possible, buyers should shop on both holidays. We’ve seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary.

Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. Shoppers looking for last year’s models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.

What should I buy during Cyber Monday?

If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it’s a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event, with deals across many product categories.

We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.

Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?

Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, so there’s always a risk of late deliveries.

To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock.

Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last year

Last year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year’s annual savings event.

Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.

How we select the best Cyber Monday deals

  • We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we’ve either used ourselves or researched carefully.
  • We compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
  • All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.

Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.

Read the original article on Business Insider

86 gifts for your girlfriend that show you truly know her, from personalized jewelry to unique subscription boxes

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

Airbnb glass house
If you’re looking to wow, plan an activity or staycation on Airbnb.

Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know your partner: What they love, what rituals they enjoy, what small daily annoyances you could possibly solve with a thoughtful gift. You also know how much they’ll appreciate the gift coming 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 personalities to help guide you, below.

Check out all 86 gifts for your girlfriend:

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

Earrings made with her birthstone

Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs

Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs, available on Mejuri, $180

If she wears jewelry, birthstone earrings that she can keep forever are a thoughtful, personalized gift she can use often. 

Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakery

Tiemless gifts Milk Bar sampler

Milk Bar Treats, from $22

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

A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classes

classpass

ClassPass Gift Card, from $15

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.

Leggings fit for workouts and lounge sessions

vuori daily legging

Vuori Daily Legging, from $59

Vuori is known for its smooth, soft fabrics and flattering fits — and the Daily Legging is no exception. Combining the leisure and comfort of a jogger with the function and stretch of a legging, they’ll be reaching for these for both workouts and weekend lounging. 

*Sponsored by Vuori

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

disposable camera

Disposable camera, $45

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, $39.99

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. 

A planned trip for the two of you to take together

Airbnb glass house
If you’re looking to wow, plan an activity or staycation on Airbnb.

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 up with a few location ideas to choose from. 

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 versatile Exercise Dress

outdoor voices exercise dress in black

The Exercise Dress, available on Outdoor Voices, $100

Given the popularity of the Exercise Dress, we wouldn’t be surprised if this was on her wish list. The Exercise Dress is comfortable, versatile, and cute — which has made it a cult-favorite item. If she’s a fan of dresses, outdoor voices, or clothes she can wear all day long, this may be a good option. 

Her favorite specialty food straight from the source

Gift for friend goldbelly

Order her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $28

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. 

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 $13.99 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

81Uczvp6LvL._SL1500_

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 thoughtful book she’ll love

tiny beautiful things book

“Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar” by Cheryl Strayed, available on Amazon, $12.42

Pick up one of your favorites that you think she’d like, or browse some of the books we love to gift. This collection of Dear Sugar advice columns is a heartfelt favorite. Its topics are diverse, its letters to Dear Sugar are intimate and relatable, and Cheryl Strayed’s responses are both witty and extraordinarily compassionate. 

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.

A Dutch oven to elevate their bread game

Enameled Dutch Oven

Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $79.90

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.

A subscription that sends her a six-month world tour of teas

indonesia atlas tea club gift subscription

Atlas Tea Club 6 Month Subscription, available on Atlas Tea Club, $109

This subscription sends her single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world for six months. She’ll get two delicious options sent to her home each month.

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

gifts for girlfriend

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 standing desk for a home office upgrade

Gifts for girlfriend Jarvis Standing Desk

Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $569

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 framed keepsake of a favorite memory

Framebridge sale

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. 

The best socks she’ll ever wear

Women's Performance Running Ankle Sock 3 Pack

Bombas Women’s Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $49.50

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

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.

A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklace

Mejuri, $80

Aquarius Necklace, available at Mejuri, $395

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.  

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

A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startup

cuyana, $115

Leather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $85 (+ $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 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, $129.99

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. 

A 215-piece art kit for creative projects

5e73ce7fc485405df0115254

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 year-long MasterClass membership to learn about things she’s passionate about

masterclass serena williams

Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $180/year

If your dinner table conversations often include talk of photography, or tennis, or screenwriting, or another passion, consider getting her a gift that helps her spend time in that hobby. We love MasterClass because it kind of feels like entertainment. Classes are short, there’s no homework, and she can listen to the audio like its a podcast or watch the videos. 

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.

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.

The new Sonos Move portable speaker

61m0GsRk1iL._SL1000_

Sonos Move, available at Best Buy, $399.99

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.

16 highly-rated sheet masks

Gifts for girlfriend Dermal

Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $22.99

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 weighted blanket for better rest

ynm weighted blanket

YnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $39.50

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 mini multipurpose tool

mini multipurpose 12 in 1 knife tool

Mini Multitool Knife 12 in 1, available on Amazon, $8.99

This lightweight multitool has a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and a bottle opener — so it’s nine times as many opportunities for being useful as your average gift. 

A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring

Gift for friend Fitbit Inspire 2

Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Best Buy, $99.95

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

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

image   2020 10 08T131152.377

Always Pan, available at Our Place, $115

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 video message from someone she loves almost as much as you

Gifts for girlfriend Cameo; gifts for dad

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. 

Silky, breathable leggings

Everlane Performance Leggings

Everlane Leggings, $68

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.

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, $550

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”

67648947_2837723862911338_893298793217261568_o

Women’s Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $98

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 $29.95

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

 v2NTEX02117_gallery_2_L 2x v2 (1)

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 $22

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 $22, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $30.

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

hydro flask $29.95

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.

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

Daily Harvest meal delivery

Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50

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

gifts for girlfriend

Dyson Blow Dryer, available at Ulta, $399.99

This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, making it a cult favorite. 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.

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

Mojito_Mojito Waves_02x_f5c7b07e 751f 4da4 81b9 9b95b1eb515d_1200x

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.

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 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. 

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

Gifts for girlfriend Manduka

Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, from $58

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

image   2020 10 08T145957.276

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 satin-lined beanie

Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie

Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $37

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 cashmere crew from Everlane that she’ll own forever

Woman wearing cashmere crewneck sweater in "blue lagoon" color.

The Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $120

For a closet staple she’ll own for years to come, Everlane’s $120 Cashmere Crew (available in various colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has plenty 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

cold brew coffee gifts for girlfriend

Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Walmart, $37.55

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

Dagne Dover neoprene toiletry bags in a dusty rose color.

Hunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40

Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women’s handbag companies to know, and its toiletry pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size holds a handful of go-to toiletries, and the large should have enough space for all of the grooming essentials.

A comfy zip-up for the months ahead

25543_HABL

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

amazon kindle paperwhite $130

Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $84.99

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 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 $22.32

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

main

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

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 funny and unique card

Gifts for girlfriend Etsy

You Take My Breath Away, available at Etsy, from $4.19

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

190104_ITALIC1411

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, $44.99

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 great foam roller

TB12 vibrating pliability foam roller

Vibrating Pliability Roller, available on TB12, $160

If your girlfriend is very physically active, a foam roller is a nice gift to aid in her workout recovery and soreness. This one is our favorite because it has four levels of vibration, a pattern that targets muscle groups, and a durable exterior. But, if your budget doesn’t fit a $160 foam roller, never fear — we like some under-$20 options too. 

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

book of the month $44.99

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

gifts for her

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

81yIfHARrYL._SL1500_

Bath Bomb Gift Set, available at Walmart, $40.01

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 $75

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

Amazon gifts under $50 LLOGM

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

Gifts for girlfriend Aurate

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

Personalized Family Mugs

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

necessaire body products 2

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. 

Hand sanitizer that smells good

hand sanitizer touchland orange

Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $9

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 stylish weekender to keep her organized on the go

b2_95b93d10 65ab 45a9 9009 1445c38fee34_2048x2048

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

s1912385 main zoom

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

Screen Shot 2018 11 12 at 11.03.49 AM

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

Away Luggage Monogram

Carry-On, available at Away, from $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

cozymeal thumb

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). 

Read the original article on Business Insider

What to expect from Best Buy before Black Friday 2021, including the best deals available now

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

Black Friday 2020 Best Buy Deals 2x1
Best Buy is offering many great deals right now ahead of Black Friday.

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

Black Friday 2021 is on the horizon and retailers are getting ready to offer some of the best discounts and sales of the year. Though the shopping holiday doesn’t officially begin until November 26, many stores are starting deals earlier than ever.

Best Buy has historically been one of the top retailers to keep an eye on in the lead-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The store has always offered excellent deals on tech and home appliances, well before the actual event.

Below, we gathered some of the best deals you can get at Best Buy right now, and answered any questions you might have to help you prepare for the Black Friday 2021 shopping season.

Best Buy early Black Friday 2021 deals

Echo Show 8 (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)Echo Dot (3rd Gen) (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)65-inch QN90A Neo QLED 4K TV (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)65-inch U8G 4K TV (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)60″ Class A6G Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)

How we select the best deals at Best Buy

  • We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, from brands we’ve tested and trust.
  • We compare the prices against other retailers like Amazon, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
  • We research price history thoroughly, to ensure that every deal we list is actually worth your time.

When does Best Buy’s Black Friday sale start?

Black Friday 2021 takes place November 26, but Best Buy has never been one to wait to offer sales. We often see some of the year’s best discounts from Best Buy start weeks before Thanksgiving.

If you’re looking for deals to browse right now, Best Buy’s Deal of the Day section features a rotation of excellent price drops that renew daily.

Should I become a My Best Buy member?

My Best Buy membership is free to join and can get you some special perks – like exclusive member deals and free shipping. If you’re planning to shop from Best Buy at any time of year, we recommend becoming a member.

What should I buy from Best Buy this Black Friday?

Year after year, Best Buy delivers a ton of great discounts on every category it sells, and you can expect to find excellent deals on tech, smart home, gaming, and small home appliances during Black Friday 2021.

Shopping for laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other tech is never more affordable than on Black Friday. Last year we saw brands like Apple, HP, and Lenovo drop to all-time lows.

Smart home deals also thrive during Black Friday. From smart robot vacuums to smart speakers, it’s a great time to find the addition you need for your home. Brands we see on sale year after year include Google, Lenovo, Philips, SimpliSafe, TP-Link, and iRobot.

Not only can you bank on finding game titles for every console on sale over Black Friday, but older generation consoles tend to drop in price too – usually when bundled with controllers and games.

If you’re going to buy a stick vacuum, electric pressure cooker, or other small appliance, Black Friday is the time to do it. Best Buy always brings great deals on brands like Dyson, Kitchenaid, and Instant Pot, usually marking all-time low prices.

Can I shop in the Best Buy near me?

Black Friday shoppers can visit Best Buy locations to take advantage of deals – a stark contrast to Amazon.

Better still, Best Buy offers store pickup and contactless curbside pickup in addition to same-day and next-day delivery options. This means that if the product you want is in-stock at a location near you, you can just pick it up instead of waiting for it to ship.

How does Best Buy stand up to the competition on Black Friday?

Compared to other major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target, Best Buy always offers competitively priced deals for Black Friday. There’s a lot of overlap between deals at these stores, and oftentimes if something is out of stock from one retailer, it’s still in stock at another.

Shopping at Best Buy may be the best option for you if you live close to one for curbside pickup or if you’re a My Best Buy member with an exclusive discount. Best Buy is also known for offering strong tech and gaming deals – and you may be surprised at its home and kitchen deals as well.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Get both Paramount Plus and Showtime for $10 a month – deal ends on October 20

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

Paramount Plus and Showtime deal
Paramount Plus and Showtime are available as part of a discounted bundle.

  • You can save up to $8/month when you bundle Paramount Plus and Showtime together.
  • The discounted bundle starts at just $10/month, which is less than the regular price of Showtime by itself.
  • The bundle deal expires on October 20.

For a limited time, new members can bundle subscriptions to Paramount Plus and Showtime at a discounted rate. The deal saves you up to $8 a month.

With the discount, you get Showtime and the Paramount Plus ad-supported plan for $10 a month or $100 a year. The regular monthly cost of signing up for both services would be $16, so the bundle saves you $6 a month.

Bundle (small)

Meanwhile, viewers who want to avoid ads can bundle Showtime with the Paramount Plus ad-free plan for $13 a month or $130 a year. The regular combined cost of signing up for each service would be $21 a month, so the bundle saves you $8 a month.

Bundle (small)

This discounted offer is only available to new subscribers and must be claimed by October 20. By claiming this deal, you lock in the discounted monthly or yearly rate for both services until your membership is canceled or changed.

Once this limited-time deal expires, the price for each monthly bundle is expected to increase by $2 and the price for each annual bundle is expected to increase by $20.

Subscribers can sign up for the bundle through the Paramount Plus or Showtime websites. While pricing is the same no matter which you choose, the free trial differs.

If you sign up for the bundle through the Paramount Plus website, subscribers new to Paramount Plus can take advantage of a seven-day free trial. If you subscribe through the Showtime website, members who are new to Showtime can receive a 30-day free trial of the bundle.

How to get the Paramount Plus and Showtime bundle deal

  1. New members can visit the Showtime bundle website and click “Start Your Free Trial.”
  2. Click “Get Started” and create a Showtime account using your email address.
  3. Select whether you would like Paramount Plus’ Essential (ad-supported) or Premium (ad-free) plan.
  4. Choose between paying for the bundle monthly or annually.
  5. Click “Continue,” and enter your payment information.
  6. Click “Start Your Free Trial” and you will receive instant access to Showtime.
  7. After signing up, visit the bundle page on Paramount Plus’ website to activate your subscription.
  8. Sign in using your Showtime credentials and you will be prompted to create a new account for Paramount Plus.
  9. Your Paramount Plus account will give you access to the entertainment on that streaming service.

New members to Showtime will get a 30-day free trial of the bundle. Your membership will automatically renew, so make sure to cancel your bundled subscription before the end of the free trial if you do not want to be charged.

Bundle (small)Bundle (small)

What can you watch with the Paramount Plus/Showtime bundle?

Paramount Plus subscribers get access to a variety of original programs, including “Star Trek: Discovery” and reboots of old Nickelodeon hits like “iCarly” and “Rugrats.” More original shows and movies are on the way in the coming months.

The Showtime streaming service offers everything you get with the Showtime premium cable channel, including a rotating library of critically acclaimed movies like “Boogie Nights” (1997), “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), and “Ex Machina” (2015), as well as original series like “Dexter,” “Homeland,” and “Ziwe.”

When deciding between Paramount Plus’ Essential and Premium plans, be aware that only the Premium Plan includes live streaming support for your local CBS network. You can read our full Paramount Plus review here.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Amazon is starting Black Friday early with big deals on Apple AirPods, including $70 off the AirPods Pro

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

airpods pro
Apple’s AirPods are on sale now at Amazon as part of an early Black Friday deal.

It’s a good time to buy a pair of AirPods. To welcome the upcoming holiday season, Amazon is offering some excellent deals on all models of the wireless earbuds, bringing them down to some of the best prices we’ve seen all year.

The AirPods Pro are our top pick for Apple users, but earlier models are still worth considering for the budget-conscious. If Beats earbuds are more your speed, you can find a pair discounted from Amazon right now as well.

Best Apple AirPods deals available on Amazon now

AirPods Pro (medium, Preferred: Amazon)AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Airpods with Wired Charging Case (newest model) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

Read the original article on Business Insider