The best winter boots for men in 2021

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Feet wearing Timberland Premium 6-inch Waterproof Boots on wet pavement
  • When winter hits, be prepared with the best boots for inclement weather.
  • Whether you’re interested in stylish or utilitarian boots, here are 15 great choices.
  • All these boots are insulated and waterproof or water-resistant.

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Winter is on the way and when the temperature drops, you better have something on your feet that will keep your toes from freezing. Whether you’re looking for a boot that’s super stylish or a utilitarian boot for shoveling snow, we’ve put together a guide to 15 of the best choices available.

At the very least, a winter boot should be waterproof and have insulation, whether from materials like PrimaLoft or Thinsulate, which are both lightweight and made of synthetic fibers, or wool, which some people prefer since it isn’t man-made.

Besides waterproofing and insulation, a third major consideration is how a boot will handle icy conditions. Look for a boot with good traction. Many of the selections below use outsoles from Vibram, a storied Italian company famed for its rubber lug soles.

The last consideration is use. We’ve included winter boots that work for the office or social events but can still handle foul weather, all the way to boots built for winter hiking through snow and across ice. And many that fall in between these two extremes. You’re probably not going to want to wear a handmade pair of Italian boots to shovel snow or sport high rubber boots at the office, but we’re sure you’ll find exactly what you need in this roundup.

Here are the best winter boots for men in 2021:

L.L.Bean 10-inch Shearling-Lined Bean Boots

L.L.Bean 10-inch Shearling-Lined Bean Boots

L.L.Bean’s 10-inch Shearling-Lined Bean Boots feature waterproof leather on the outside to handle snow and sleet while soft shearling lining and PrimaLoft insulation keep your feet warm. 

L.L.Bean has been crafting winter boots for more than 100 years — it was the first product when the brand launched in 1912 — and today it still makes the Bean Boot in Maine. This 10-inch shearling-lined duck-style boot incorporates waterproof leather uppers that are triple-stitched, with a steel shank and a rubber chain-tread bottom to keep you stable. Inside, a natural shearling lining and PrimaLoft insulation keep your feet warm down to 25°F for light outdoor activity and -20°F for moderate activity.

10-inch Shearling-Lined Bean Boots (button)
Merrell Men’s Thermo Glacier Mid Waterproof Boot

Men's Thermo Glacier Mid Waterproof Boot

Merrell’s Thermo Glacier Mid Waterproof Boots are the perfect winter hikers, especially if your toes tend towards being cold. These boots are also lightweight, waterproof, and great in icy conditions. 

If you’re looking for some winter hikers, Merrell has been making exceptional hiking boots for 40 years, and the Thermo Glacier Mid Waterproof Boot is one of its bestsellers. According to shoppers, these boots are light, extra warm, comfortable, durable, completely waterproof, and have great traction in icy conditions. They feature Vibram outsoles, a bellows tongue to prevent moisture and debris from getting in, are lined in fleece, have PrimaLoft Aerogel insulation over the toes, and a heat-reflecting insole that traps body heat around the foot.

Men’s Thermo Snowdrift Zip Mid Shell (button)
Sorel 1964 Pac T Boot

Sorel 1964 Pat T Boot

Sorel’s 1964 Pac T boots have everything you’d want in a winter boot, plus eco-friendly materials like leather from a sustainable tannery and recycled felt. 

Sorel’s 1964 Pac T Boot has everything you want in a winter boot, plus it’s made using eco-friendly materials. The Pac T features waterproof leather from a sustainable tannery and vulcanized rubber upper that’s seam-sealed to keep moisture out. It’s insulated with a removable washable recycled felt inner boot, is lined in micro-fleece, and has a Sherpa pile snow cuff for extra warmth. Finally, it has a molded EVA footbed and a thick rubber outsole to keep your feet happy and steady when you’re tromping around in the snow. 

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Nisolo All-Weather Andres Boot

Nisolo All-Weather Andres Boot

Beauty and brawn meet in the Nisolo All-Weather Andres Boot that works as well in the office as it does outdoors.

Nisolo’s All-Weather Andres Boot combines elegance and toughness for a boot that works as well in the office as it does on a winter hike through the woods. These beauties are Nisolo’s version of a traditional trench boot and are handcrafted in Peru using sustainably produced water-resistant leather for the uppers in a factory that pays its workers a living wage. The gusseted tongue keeps out moisture and the shock-absorbing studded rubber outsoles will keep you surefooted when it’s slippery out. 

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Timberland Premium 6-inch Waterproof Boots

timberland men's boot

The Timberland Waterproof Boots are iconic for a reason: They have unmistakable style and what it takes to keep you comfortable when the temperature drops. 

The Timberland Waterproof Boots are iconic not just for their unmistakable style but because they can actually stand up to the elements. They have sustainably produced waterproof leather uppers that are seam-sealed to prevent moisture from seeping in, 400 grams of PrimaLoft ECO insulation inside to keep out the chill, and thick rubber lugged outsoles to keep you from slipping on the icy pavement. There’s a good amount of padding on the collar around the ankle and a leather-lined footbed for comfort. Then there are the unique colorways available, but the basic black is also a real standout. 

Men’s Premium 6-inch Waterproof Boots (button)
Danner Hood Winter Light Boot

Danner Hood WInter Light Boot

Danner’s Hood Winter Light Boot has a full-grain leather upper, a waterproof Gore-Tex liner, Thinsulate insulation, and Vibram outsole, all in one stunning package. 

The American heritage brand Danner began making boots for Oregon loggers back in 1932 and, as you’d expect, its footwear is built for the outdoors and harsh weather. It is also stunningly handsome. The Hood Winter Light Boot is a style Danner recently brought back just in time for colder weather. It’s got a full-grain leather upper, a breathable waterproof Gore-Tex liner to keep out the rain and snow, 200 grams of Thinsulate to keep out the cold, and a Vibram Kletterlift outsole with tons of traction. And, it’s made in the U.S. 

Hood Winter Light Boot (button)
Muck Boots Men’s Arctic Outpost Pull-On

Muck Boots Men's Arctic Outpost Pull-On

The Original Muck Boot Company is famous for its rain boots but its winter boots are also superb. The Arctic Outpost Pull-On has a full-grain leather and thick neoprene upper and is lined in fleece for those cold winter days. 

You may know the Original Muck Boot Company for its rain boots, but the brand also makes wonderful winter boots. The Arctic Outpost Pull-on has a full-grain leather and thick waterproof neoprene upper that protects you from the snow, a soft fleece lining to protect you from the cold, and a Vibram Arctic Grip Outsole to protect you from falling down. And the pull-on style means they’re easy to get in and out of. 

Men’s Arctic Outpost Pull-On (button)
Kamik Men’s Hunter Cold-Weather Boot

Kamik Men’s Hunter Cold-Weather Boot

The Kamik Hunter Cold-Weather Boot is made in Canada, rated for -40°F, and is a great value at under $60. 

Kamik is a family-owned Canadian company with a history going back to the turn of the 20th century. The Hunter Cold-Weather Boot is made of waterproof synthetic rubber and includes a removable thermal liner. It hits about mid-calf so it’s high enough to keep deep snow out, and has a nylon collar to further prevent snow from getting in. It’s rated to -40°F, manufactured in Canada, and will cost you less than $60. 

Men’s Hunter Cold-Weather Boot (button)
Irish Setter Canyons Pull-On Boot

Irish Setter Canyons Pull-On Boot

Irish Setter Canyons Pull-On Boots are your cold-weather friends that are insulated, waterproof, sturdy, and easy to get on and off. 

The Irish Setter Canyons Pull-On Boot is a Chelsea-style boot made for winter weather. It features full-grain waterproof leather uppers, 200 grams of PrimaLoft insulation, and even has an exclusive ScentBan process that kills odor-causing bacteria to keep your boots smelling fresh. The Vibram outsole will keep you surefooted no matter the terrain.

Canyons Pull-On Boot (button)
The North Face Chilkat IV

The North Face Chilkat IV

The North Face Chilkat IV boots are attractive enough for city wear but serious enough for a winter trek in the woods.

The North Face Chilkat IV is a serious winter boot that features waterproof leather and molded rubber uppers, ample insulation that’s also eco-friendly, and temperature-sensitive rubber lugs for increased traction in icy conditions. Then there’s the EVA midsole and molded footbed for a comfortable ride. And above and beyond all that, they’re attractive enough for tromping through city streets and are also snowshoe compatible for weekends in the country. 

Men’s Chilkat IV Boots (button)
Keen Slater II Waterproof Boots

Keen Slater II Waterproof Boots

The Keen Slater II Waterproof Boots are stylish, yes, but more than that. They’re also waterproof, insulated, have a wool collar, and use environmentally friendly leather. 

Keen is better known for shoes you wear in the summer, but its winter boots are also impressive. The Slater II Waterproof Boots are, as their name indicates, waterproof. They’re also insulated, supportive, use environmentally friendly leather for the uppers, have warm wool at the ankle, and look quite stylish when paired with your favorite jeans and a thick winter sweater. 

KEEN Slater II Waterproof Boot – Men’s (button)
Wolverine Yak Insulated Boot

Wolverine Yak Insulated boot

The Wolverine Yak Insulated Boot is like a duck boot on steroids.

Wolverine is known for its hard wearing work boots and its winter boots are no exception. The Yak Insulated Boot is like a duck boot on steroids — waterproof, breathable, nicely insulated and cushioned in all the right places. The uppers have full-grain waterproof leather, there are 200 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation on the inside, and they have thick rubber outsoles for gripping the winter ground. 

Men’s Yak Insulated Boot (button)
Fracap M120 Alto Brill Boots

Fracap M120 Alto Brill Boots

The Fracap M120 Alto Brill Boots are works of art you can wear on your feet in the winter. 

If you’re looking to splurge on winter boots, you couldn’t do any better than the Fracap M120 Alto Brill Boots. Sure, they’re alluring because of their full-grain Italian calf leather uppers, fur collars, and hand-milled outsoles. But they’re also handmade in Italy by a small family-run business that’s been around since 1908 and will ship your boots internationally for free. These are works of art that double as winter boots. 

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Blundstone Thermal Boot

Irish Setter Canyons Pull-On Boot

The Blundstone Thermal Boots are just like your favorite Blunnies, except that they’re built for winter with added insulation and shearling footbeds. 

The Blundstone Thermal Boot is just like your favorite Blundstone Chelsea — premium waterproof leather uppers, patented comfort system for all-day wear, and durable TPU outsoles to keep you surefooted — plus these Blunnies are winterized. They have plush, removable shearling footbeds and Thinsulate insulation to keep your feet warm when the temperature drops. 

Blundstone Thermal Boot – Men’s (button)
Columbia Hyper-Boreal Omni-Heat Tall Boot

Columbia Hyper-Boreal Omni-Heat Tall Boot

The sleek design of the Columbia Hyper-Boreal Omni-Heat Tall Boot hides a ton of functional elements to keep your feet warm and comfortable. 

Street style meets winter functionality in the Columbia Hyper-Boreal Omni-Heat Tall Boot. The boot holds a surprising amount of functional elements in its sleek design that are all there to help keep your feet warm and comfortable. The Hyper-Boreal Omni-Heat Tall Boot includes 200 grams of insulation plus the company’s patented heat reflection system that helps retain heat while allowing moisture to dissipate. Then there’s the lightweight midsole with plenty of cushioning for all-day comfort. 

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24 creative gifts for your sister this holiday season – especially if she’s hard to shop for

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The holiday shopping season starts earlier every year, and with expected shipping delays across the board, it’s a good idea to get a head start on gifting. We’re prepared with plenty of gift guides that cover everyone on your list – from coffee lovers to your in-laws. Shopping for gifts doesn’t have to be stressful pursuit.

Here, we’re talking about sisters – those that have been your built-in-best-friends since birth and the ones you’ve found and chosen for yourself. No matter what, they’ve seen you through your highest of highs and lowest of lows, and they still love you – that deserves something special.

Here are 24 creative gifts your sister will love:

A hand-painted dish for her jewelry or change

Abstract cat trinket dish from Anthropologie

Marcello Velho Folksong Trinket Dish, $16, available at Anthropologie

If your sister loves animals and abstract design, she’ll also love one of these handcrafted Marcello Velho stoneware plates. The 6-inch dish is a perfect size for rings, stud earrings, or loose change, but the abstract bird or cat designs are so beautiful she may not want to cover them up.

A pair of tech-friendly gloves to keep her hands warm

Isotoner Fleece Gloves

Isotoner’s Stretch Fleece Gloves, $18.46, available at Amazon

There’s no need to get frostbite just to send a text — protect your sister’s fingers with these tech-friendly fleece gloves. The gloves come in four muted colors, and we found them to be surprisingly elegant and warm. 

A keychain to declare her Hogwarts house allegiance

Gryffindor Crest Key Chain with gift tag under $10

Gryffindor Crest Key Chain, $7.75, available at Amazon

This diecast metal and enamel key chain is a great way for your sister to claim her Gryffindor pride or Hufflepuff roots. All four houses are available and officially authorized by Warner Brothers, so make sure the sorting hat agrees with your choice. 

A textured tote bag so she stays trendy on the go

BDG Patchwork Corduroy Tote Bag from Urban Outfitters

BDG Patchwork Corduroy Tote Bag, $49, available at Urban Outfitters

Your fashion-forward sister will love using this patchwork tote to add neutral accent tones and texture to any outfit. The bag has a magnetic snap closure, an inner and outer pocket, and a lined interior. 

A brightly colored planner

The Happy Planner Live Life in Full Color water color cover

2022 12-Month Planner, $18.95, available at The Happy Planner

The Happy Planner is one of our favorite sites for calendars, stickers, and desk organizers. The 2022 Classic Planner has 12 dividers and both weekly and monthly views. There are plenty of designs for you to choose from, matching your sister’s vibe to the cover. 

A fun way for her to spice things up

hot sauce, $35

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, $42, available at Uncommon Goods

If she loves her food extra spicy, there’s no better way to get her perfect flavor than trying to create it herself. This DIY hot sauce kit comes with lots of spices and dried peppers, as well as bottles, labels, and other tools to help her concoct her very own blend. The process is pretty straightforward and makes for a fun activity. 

A book to fuel her wanderlust

the bucket list book

The Bucket List, $35, available at Anthropologie

This book has almost 500 pages of straight-up travel inspiration. With beautiful pictures and lists of scenic beaches, culinary destinations, and more, you can be sure this book will give her the travel bug. 

A ravioli mold and roller

ravioli, $26.95

Ravioli Mold with Roller, $26.95, available at Williams Sonoma

Ravioli everyday — that sounds pretty good to me. Making pasta is a lot easier than you might think, and this ravioli mold and roller makes it even simpler to get her favorite shape just right. 

A fun set of coasters for the hostess

bar games, $12

Bar Game Coasters, $25.98, available at Cost Plus World Market

If she loves to host, help her keep her counters clean and her guests having fun with these coasters. Each of the 30 coasters has a drinking game, puzzle, or quiz for a surefire good time.

A super-plush robe that rivals the one she’d find at a spa

snowe, $98

Classic Bathrobe, $100, available at Snowe

If she loves lounging, she’ll love to wrap up in this plush bathrobe. It’s pricey, but it’s super absorbent, soft, and one of our reporters swears by it.

A pair of leggings from a sustainable startup

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Compressive High Rise Legging, $78, available at Girlfriend Collective

Whether she wears them while running miles or running errands, every girl needs a good pair of leggings. The high-rise from Girlfriend Collective are one of our favorite choices. They’re flattering, come in a sea of colors, are relatively affordable, and they’re made from recycled water bottles

An easy-to-tend-to herb garden to spruce up her space

Gifts for sister mason jar herb garden

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden, $22, available at Uncommon Goods

If she’s a foodie, she knows the power of fresh herbs. If she doesn’t have space, time, or particular interest in growing a real herb garden, these adorable mason jars will do the trick. They’ll look great in her kitchen and, by using a passive hydroponic system, are a foolproof way to grow herbs.

Super soft slippers for lounging around

chesney

Chesney Slipper, $49.95, available at Bed Bath & Beyond

Whether you live in a wintry climate or not, everyone could use a cozy pair of slippers. With a sole that’s thick enough to brave the outdoors and a furry lining inside, these will be her go-to for lounging around. 

A toiletry kit that can hold everything she needs

dagne dover

Hunter Toiletry Bag, $40 – $75, available at Dagne Dover

You probably know how many toiletries she takes with her whenever she travels. Consolidate everything in all of her little travel bags to this big one. It’s made out of waterproof neoprene, has plenty of pockets, and even has a removable pouch that she can use on its own.

A set of soaps and bath products for some true relaxation

etsy, $30

Little Flower Soap Co Relaxation Set, $35, available at Etsy

She loves her me time, so help her make the most of it with this set of super relaxing products. She’ll find soap, lip balm, bath salts, skin and muscle rescue balm for those days when she needs a little extra R&R.

A really nice face mask she’s been waiting to splurge on

fresh, $92

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfect Mask, $92, available at Sephora

If she’s a skincare fanatic, she’s probably thought about trying this mask, known for leaving skin smooth and dewy. The $92 price tag may be holding her back, but if you want to splurge on a gift for her, this will make a great one. 

A mini instant camera to capture little moments

fujifilm instax mini 11 sky blue photos

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11, $70, available at Target

She doesn’t have to be a photographer to love this little instant camera. She’ll have fun snapping away and watching her pictures develop — it’s always a fun surprise to see what they turn out like. 

A chance to try coffee from all over the world

atlas coffee

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

If she loves coffee and culture, a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club can give her a little of both. Each month she’ll get a bag of beans (ground or whole) from somewhere new, along with postcards from the country, and some information on how to best brew the coffee.

A pair of shoes from a cult-favorite startup

allbirds

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

While wool socks are pretty common, you probably never thought about wearing wool sneakers —  that’s until Allbirds came out of course. These shoes are so comfortable and soft, she’ll want to wear them everyday. Plus, they’re machine washable, so she actually can. 

A candle that reminds her of your favorite shared memories

homesick candles

Homesick Candles, from $29, available at Amazon

If she just moved away from home or is a sucker for nostalgia, she’ll love receiving a Homesick candle. These candles are made to smell like cities, states, or experiences — like watching Friday night football or going to summer camp. The reviews team described the New York candle as smelling like Macy’s in Herald Square. 

A nod to her obsession with memes

what do you meme, $29.97

What Do You Meme?, $29.99, available at Amazon

She tags you in memes everyday, and you’ve got to admit, her humor is pretty on point. This game will keep her laughing for hours — and hopefully you’ll get to play, too. 

A speaker that’ll introduce her to smart home devices

amazon echo 2020

Echo Dot (4th generation), $34.99, available at Amazon

If she’s new to the world of smart home technology, ease her in with the Echo Dot. It’s affordable, easy to use, and small enough to fit just about anywhere. If you think a different version would suit her better, check out our guide to finding the best Amazon Echo for all people and budgets.

An adorable set of makeup towels

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

These might just be the cutest towels she’s ever seen. Not only are they an adorable addition to the bathroom, but they’re dark navy so they conceal makeup grime. 

A gift card to try out some new fitness classes

classpass, $50

ClassPass gift card, choose your amount, available at ClassPass

Boutique workout classes are all the rage (whether by social distance or at home), but there are so many to choose from. Give her the ability to try them all with a ClassPass gift card. You can choose how much you want to give and each amount will correlate with a certain number of credits she can put towards trying new classes.

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44 houghtful gift card gifts they will actually appreciate

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  • Gift cards are ideal when you’re down to the wire or you’re at wit’s end over what to gift someone.
  • To make things even easier, we’ve rounded up 43 digital gift cards that can be delivered by email.
  • Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we’ve ever tested.

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Gift cards are always safe options when you’re not quite sure what to get someone and are trying to avoid giving them something they don’t need. As long as you pick a suitable gift card, they won’t be perceived as impersonal.

A gift card is also a great last-minute gift option that’ll actually arrive on time – especially with most brands offering e-gift cards that deliver via email in seconds. We curated 44 digital gift cards that’ll work for anyone, whether they’re a music lover or a coffee fan.

Here are the 44 best gift cards to give for any occasion

Hotels.com

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Buy a Hotels.com gift card

A perfect open-ended gift for any traveler, Hotels.com gift cards come in denominations ranging from $10 to $2,000, and they can go just about anywhere.

Uber or Uber Eats

Three blue and white Uber gift cards ranging from $15 to $200

Buy an Uber gift card

Most people won’t have too much trouble putting Uber credit to good use, whether they’re going out or ordering in.

Google Play

A holiday-themed digital Google Play gift card with a Christmas tree ornament reading Happy Holidays

Buy a Google Play gift card

From movies to audiobooks to TV shows, there are tons of options your loved one can buy with a Google Play gift card.

Etsy

A wooden soap dish filled with and surrounded by decorative soap bars

Buy an Etsy gift card

From jewelry to clothing and home decor, the online marketplace surely has something unique that’ll fit the bill for them.

Lowe’s

Hanukah, Christmas, and Diwali-themed gift cards from Lowe's over a blue backgrund

Buy a Lowe’s gift card

Depending on the recipient and how much they enjoy their home-improvement tasks, this may be the most exciting gift they receive during the holidays.

Otherland

An Otherland candle surrounded by chestnuts, a perfume bottle, and several decorations.

Buy an Otherland gift card 

If they love candles but you’re not sure of what scents they like, they can choose their own at Otherland.

Read our review of Otherland.

Jungalow

A yellow sun pillow atop white pillows and paisley sheets

Buy a Jungalow gift card

Choose from a variety of holiday-themed cards so they can browse colorful, bohemian housewares before finding their dream gift.

Catbird

A Catbird gift card with out-of-focus silver jewelry to the side

Buy a Catbird gift card

Jewelry can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. If they’re a Catbird fan, there’s no chance you can fail here.

GameStop

A "Happy Holidays" Gamestop gift card

Buy a GameStop gift card 

They’re a gamer, but you don’t know which console or games they have. Rest assured that a gift card will have you covered.

Disney Plus

Superwoman, Mickey Mouse, and Darth Vader with a Disney+ background

Buy a Disney Plus gift subscription

If they’ve been wanting to watch “Loki” or the “Luca,” gift them a year’s worth of entertainment with a Disney Plus subscription. For $79.99, they can access thousands of titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Studios. Here’s everything to know about the streaming platform. 

Orvis

An array of Orvis gift cards on a wooden workbench with a mug of hot chocolate in the center

Buy an Orvis gift card

Whether it’s for your parents’ ski cabin, your best friend’s dog, or your fly-fishing uncle, Orvis has just about everyone covered.

Bonobos

A hazel-eyed, light-skinned man pulling a patterned Bonobos sweater over his face

Buy a Bonobos gift card

Shirts, socks, jeans — whatever it is, there’s room in their wardrobe for something from Bonobos. Read our review of Bonobos’ impressively affordable stretch chinos.

Goldbelly

A Primanti's sandwich with white bread, pastrami, sauerkraut, tomatoes, and more

Buy a Goldbelly gift card

If they can’t make it home this year, there’s a good chance Goldbelly can bring their local favorite to them. A New York pastrami sandwich? A Chicago dog? You can find almost anything from the most cherished delicacies of their hometown, city, or region.

Brooklinen

Brooklinen blue and white bedding on a platform bed flanked by a nightstand with flowers, an alarm clock, and books

Buy a Brooklinen gift card

Brooklinen makes the best high-end sheets at some of the best prices on the internet. Have a gift card delivered digitally or in a gift card box. They can choose from sheets made from linen, cashmere, and more. The company’s weighted comforter is the top pick in our buying guide.

Amazon

An Amazon Echo on a kitchen countertop beside a toaster, a cutting board, and a vase of kitchen utensils

Buy an Amazon gift card

An Amazon gift card is a more polite version of giving them cash. They can buy pretty much anything they’ve had on their wish list, whether it’s new and exciting tech or completely utilitarian home basics. You can also buy it in a gift card box.

Adidas

A woman's feet in Adidas, perched atop the door of pink automobile

Buy an Adidas gift card

Give them a new pair of sneakers, some new athletic gear, or cool athleisure with a gift card that lets them pick out their favorite pieces. Adidas has physical gift cards, e-gift cards, and a bulk gift card offer if you’re looking to buy cards for a big group.

Warby Parker

a cardboard box filled with Warby Parker eyeglasses beside a note pad and pencil

Buy a Warby Parker gift card

Help them find their perfect pair of glasses or sunglasses with a Warby Parker gift card. The physical card comes in a giftable box, but it won’t arrive for five days. If you’re in a bind, we’d recommend going for the e-gift card. 

Starbucks

An iced macchiato from Starbucks in an outstretched hand with out-of-focus greenery in the background

Buy a Starbucks gift card

You may not be there every morning, but this is one of the easier ways to buy them a hot cup of coffee each day. There’s also a gift card for Dunkin’, if that’s their preferred caffeine source.

Best Buy

Two people in a kitchen, one in front of a sink, the other measuring the width of a stainless-steel refrigerator

Buy a Best Buy gift card

Gift them a gift card for all conceivable forms of tech, home appliances, and more. 

Framebridge

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Buy a Framebridge gift card

Let them custom frame one of their best memories. It’s something they’ll probably never shell out for on their own, but they’ll love having it around the house.

Spotify

Hands raised at a concert venue in front of stage lights and smoke

Buy a Spotify gift card

They probably already have a Spotify account, but this gets them ad-free access. A Spotify gift card lets you fund the next few months of something they love and use multiple times per day. 

Sephora

A bear-shaped cosmetic bottle beside a dropper bottle atop a glass shelf

Buy a Sephora gift card

They already have their personal beauty favorites. This will just help them cringe a little less when they order them.

Netflix

A TV with Netflix on the screen in front of a coffee table with a candle and magazines

Buy a Netflix gift card on Target and Best Buy

Pair it with a bottle of wine, popcorn, and some warm and fuzzy socks for a perfect night spent at home. 

Nike

The legs of someone sitting in red dirt, clutching their shins, and wearing neon-green Nike sneakers

Buy a Nike gift card

Nike also lets you pick from a swath of gift card designs, including team themes for the Lakers and Knicks. 

Nordstrom

A boy in Christmas-themed pajamas playing with a toy basketball set in a red room strewn with children's toys

Buy a Nordstrom gift card

If you want to get them a sweater you know they’ll love, let them pick it out themselves.

REI

Fall and winter shirts and jackets hanging along a white brick wall

Buy an REI gift card

Whether you’re outfitting them for their next hike or an afternoon spent in a ski lodge, you get to ensure they’ll be able to get exactly the make and model of the boot or sweater they want for the trip. 

Patagonia

Someone in cross-trainers, shorts, and a Patagonia sun shirt preparing to fly-fish in a mountain lake

Buy a Patagonia gift card

Whatever they spend this on, you can be sure they’ll get something great that’ll last them for years. 

Everlane

Three people posing together in Everlane sweaters and denim

Buy an Everlane gift card

Everlane is a favorite retail startup that is especially loved for its $120 cashmere sweaters. You can find 13 of our favorite Everlane pieces here

Allbirds

Two pairs of feet wearing Allbirds wool runners atop a cotton throw

Buy an Allbirds gift card

Allbirds makes the world’s most comfortable shoes from sustainable materials like merino wool, eucalyptus leaves, and foam made from sugar cane. They’re especially popular in New York City and Silicon Valley.

Hulu

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Buy a Hulu gift card on Target or Best Buy

Gift them a Hulu gift card so they can binge-watch “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Project Runway” from under a pile of blankets. 

MOUTH

Bourbon-flavored snacks in a gift box beside crumbled cookies and a glass of bourbon

Buy a MOUTH gift card

MOUTH sends delicious small-batch, indie food products to help small businesses grow and make it more convenient for the average person to discover the best new goods. 

Daily Harvest

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Buy a Daily Harvest gift card

Daily Harvest is a healthy-eating startup that sends you delicious, nutritious meals and smoothies pre-packed in cups that take as little as 30 seconds to make. A chef and nutritionist design recipes, and all cups are under $10. Find a full review here

Xbox

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Buy an Xbox gift card on Amazon, Target, or Best Buy

They can spend it on the latest games and entertainment like movies, TV, music, apps, and more. 

BarkBox

A prone dog next to a BarkBox gift box full of chew toys and treats

Buy a BarkBox gift card

For the dog people, the best gift may just be gifts for their pup. Barkbox will send them a box of toys and treats every month. 

Another good option for pet owners is a Petco gift card — if you think they (or their pet) may like picking out their own toys.

PlayStation

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PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller

Buy a PlayStation gift card

With this gift card, they can download the latest games and add-ons, watch movies, and more from their PlayStation 4. 

Sling

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Buy a Sling gift card

Starting at $35 per month, users get access to more than 30 of the best channels, like CNN, ESPN, AMC, Disney, and the Food Network.

Macy’s

Mint-green KitchenAid appliances with confectionery, a plant, and a glass of juice

Buy a Macy’s gift card

Macy’s has just about everything you could need for life or home, and they can surf the selection from their couch. 

J.Crew

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Buy a J.Crew gift card 

For the basics, J.Crew has some of the best quality and style for the price. It also has frequent sales, meaning they may get more value out of their gift card.

Donations to Global Giving and CharityChoice

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Buy a Global Giving or CharityChoice gift card on Zola

This is an easy way to empower someone to give to a charity close to their heart. You designate the amount and general category of charities, and they can decide where the funds go.

L.L.Bean

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Buy an L.L.Bean gift card

Gift cards for apparel are particularly useful since you may not know imperative details like shoe size. If you know they love a brand or have been pining after their own Bean boots, this is a nice way to make it happen without tipping them off. 

HelloFresh

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Buy a HelloFresh gift card

HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that drops off fresh ingredients for delicious home-cooked meals. It makes week-time prep easier, and it helps amateur and experienced cooks conveniently expand their repertoire. 

Firstleaf

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Buy a Firstleaf gift card

Firstleaf is a wine subscription service that delivers wines from top vineyards around the world for only $15 per bottle. Let them explore great wine without worrying about the expense. Plus, its introductory box of three wines is only $15, and it sets the wheels in motion for the service to learn more about your tastes and preferences as they evolve.

Airbnb

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Buy an Airbnb gift card

Let them select the location and the company, but you’ll foot the bill of their next great adventure. Learn more about Airbnb safety during the novel coronavirus pandemic here.

Delta or Southwest airlines

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Buy a Delta gift card on Best Buy or Target

Buy a Southwest gift card on Best Buy, Target, or Amazon

When it’s safe to travel again, airline gift cards are perfect for frequent travelers (and even better for family members who see trips home as opportunities to score more miles on their go-to airline). It’s also easier than booking a trip for them yourself.

If they travel by train most frequently, there’s also an Amtrak gift card

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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Matching Underwear, available at MeUndies, $42

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

A 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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

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

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

A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memory

Gifts for girlfriend Artifact Uprising

Large Format Prints, available at Artifact Uprising, from $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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in 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

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

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

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

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Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50

With a Cozymeal class, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Better Sweater, available at Patagonia, from $139

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

A new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for reading anywhere

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Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $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%

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Make a reservation at a nice outdoor restaurant, stock up on 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

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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

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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

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

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

A beautiful diamond necklace she’ll have forever

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Diamond Bezel Necklace, available at AUrate, from $320

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

Lush, subtly scented body wash

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

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

Hand sanitizer that smells good

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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

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Caraa Studio Tote Large, available at Caraa, $250

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

An award-winning at-home facial

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

This is an award-winning mask with a big following in the beauty and skincare community. It’s $80, but it’s an at-home pro-quality facial 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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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Matching Underwear, available at MeUndies, $42

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

A standing desk for a home office upgrade

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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

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Framed photo, available at Framebridge, from $45

Gift Card, available at Framebridge, from $25

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

The best socks she’ll ever wear

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memory

Gifts for girlfriend Artifact Uprising

Large Format Prints, available at Artifact Uprising, from $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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

A satin-lined beanie

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Better Sweater, available at Patagonia, from $139

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

A new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for reading anywhere

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Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $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%

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

Fancy popcorn and a movie night

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

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

A gift set of a dozen decadent bath bombs

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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

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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

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

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

A beautiful diamond necklace she’ll have forever

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

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

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

Hand sanitizer that smells good

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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

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Caraa Studio Tote Large, available at Caraa, $250

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

An award-winning at-home facial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carry-On, available at Away, 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

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Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50

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

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Insider Reviews’ All-Time Best: The top 100 products our team has ever tested

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Here at Insider Reviews, we’ve tested a lot of products, from cheap knick-knacks that are surprisingly useful to big investment pieces you need to make your life more productive, comfortable, and enjoyable. Along the way, our team of experienced service journalists has discovered our all-time-favorite products, and we want to share them – all 100 – with you.

All-Time Best is our collection of can’t-miss products in the sea of everything you can buy online today. They’re the products we can’t live without, the ones that make our eyes light up and that we recommend to everyone we know IRL. Through tens of thousands of hours of testing, these products across the categories of tech, home, kitchen, style, beauty, outdoors, fitness, pets, and parenting stand out as the best of the best.

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25 anniversary gifts for her that are stylish, sweet, or offbeat

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Pattern of best anniversary gifts for her featuring gifts like the Apple Watch, and Food52 Bamboo Compost Bin
  • Shopping for an anniversary gift is tough, whether you’ve been together for one year or 20.
  • We’ve rounded up thoughtful and creative anniversary gifts for her.
  • From timeless jewelry to useful kitchen gadgets, here are gift ideas your partner will love.

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Shopping for gifts, especially for anniversaries, can be difficult. Whether you want to give something sentimental or practical, we put together a list of anniversary gifts for her (or any partner) to make the thoughtful gesture a little easier.

We found gifts that you can do together, including a fun card game and a bubble tea kit you can make at home. If you want to give the gift of alone time, we recommend a New York Times best-selling mystery book or a nail-care kit.

For more inspiration, check out our guide to the best anniversary gifts and gifts for him.

Here are 25 anniversary gifts for her to celebrate your special day:

A wine subscription delivered to your door monthly

A Winc subscription box and four bottles of wine on a doormat

Monthly Wine Subscription, available at Winc, $59.95

Give the gift of personalized wine delivered to your doorstep once a month. It’s our top choice for wine subscription services, but we also have picks for beer lovers, cheese fans, and candy fanciers in our guide to the best subscription boxes

Read our full review of Winc here.

A nail kit for an at-home manicure

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Ultimate Nail Care Set & Pouch, available at Uncommon Goods, $50

The Ultimate Nail Care set is a thoughtful gift for the partner who likes doing their nails, especially in the comfort of their home.

A table for serving wine on the patio

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Outdoor Wine Table, available at Uncommon Goods, $58

For wine lovers who like to picnic, this outdoor wine table sticks in the grass and holds a bottle of wine and two glasses.

A pair of shorts for hiking

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Mountain Hardwear Dynama Shorts, available at Backcountry, $59.99

For the partner who loves to spend time outdoors, these versatile and comfortable shorts from Backcountry are ideal for hiking, biking, running, or kayaking. 

An Apple Watch with the latest technology

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Apple Watch Series 6, available at Amazon, $349

Our top choice for the best Apple Watch, the Series 6, has new health and wellness capabilities, including blood oxygen saturation and fall detection.

A compost bin that will look good in your kitchen

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Bamboo Compost bin, available at Food52, $50

For the environmentally conscious couple, this bamboo compost bin will look sleek and add a pop of color to your kitchen space.  

A kit for making bubble tea at home

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Bubble Tea Set, available at Uncommon Goods, $38

Concoct a refreshing beverage at home using this bubble tea kit, which comes with two tea flavors and tapioca pearls. 

A pair of cozy slippers

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Women’s Coquette Slipper, available at Ugg, $120

You can’t go wrong with the gift of these luxuriously soft Ugg slippers to wear around the house. Read our reviews of the Coquette and more Ugg slippers here

A solid marble rolling pin

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Hawkins New York Marble Rolling Pin, available at Food52, $65

A marble rolling pin is visually appealing and helpful for rolling out pizza or cookie dough.

A travel bag for weekend trips

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Montrouge duffel bag, available at Desley, $119.99

One of our favorite luggage brands, Delsey, makes the Montrouge duffel bag, which can be used for short getaways or as an extra carry-on bag for longer trips.

A set of skincare samplers

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The Skincare Edit, available at Glossier, $50

Glossier is one of the most popular makeup and skincare brands. This gift set comes with several sample-sized skincare products, including a moisturizer, cleanser, serum, and more.

A hilarious card game to play together

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Exploding Kittens, available at Amazon, $19.82

For the couple that loves card or board games, Exploding Kittens is a hilarious animal-themed game.

A New York Times best-selling mystery book

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The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel, available at Amazon, $12.92

For the partner who is also a book worm, “The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel” by Laura Dave is a thrilling mystery novel that appeared on Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club list. We have lots of other great recommendations for gifts to give as books, too.

A floral embroidered throw blanket

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Rifle Paper Co. Luxembourg Embroidered Throw, available at Rifle Paper Co., $170

Rifle Paper Co. is known for its florals, and this embroidered throw blanket is no exception with its delicate pattern of flowers.

A smart meat thermometer

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Meater Plus With Bluetooth Repeater, available at Meater, $99

Give the gift of a gadget that makes it easier to cook meat. The Meater Plus is a wireless meat thermometer that will give you accurate temperatures for your favorite meat dishes.  

A timeless gold bangle

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14K Gold Thin Bangle, available at Valerie Madison, $335

Understated yet elegant, this bangle from Valerie Madison is a gorgeous piece of jewelry to give as a gift.

An elegant jewelry box

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Grand Lacquer Jewelry Box, available at West Elm, $250

If you gave your partner a necklace or bracelet for your last anniversary, a timeless jewelry box is the perfect follow-up gift. Plus, you can personalize the box with a monogram.

A stunning silver-and-turquoise ring

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Blue Ridge Turquoise & Sterling Silver Ring, available at Ahlazua, $120

Simple yet beautiful, the Blue Ridge turquoise and sterling silver ring is from Ahlazua, an Indigenous- and woman-owned jewelry company. 

A sleek electric kettle

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Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle, available at Crate & Barrel, $149.95

For the partner who is an avid tea or pour-over coffee drinker, the Fellow Stagg electric kettle is functional and visually appealing on any countertop.

Body oil for anyone

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Agender Oil, available at Noto, $44

Noto has a variety of products for everyday use for everyone. Its Agender Oil works for both hair and body.

A box of succulents

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The Original Botany Box, available at Botany Box, $58

The Original Botany Box comes with four easy-to-care-for succulents and instructions for your new plants.

A custom set of colorful wine glasses

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Colored Wine Stemware set of 6, available at Estelle, $190

Create a custom set of six colorful wine glasses from Estelle. They come in 17 different colors, including lavender, black, and royal blue. 

A set of luxurious towels

Multicolored earth tones Hydrocotton Organic Quick-Dry Towels from Pottery Barn

Hydrocotton Organic Quick-Dry Towels, available at Pottery Barn, $29.50

In our roundup of the best bath towels, the Hydrocotton Organic towels from Pottery Barn are our favorite quick-dry bath towels and are particularly fluffy and soft.

A custom puzzle of a favorite photo

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Shutterfly Photo Gallery Keepsake Puzzle, available at Shutterfly, $29.99

If you’re looking for a personalized gift, a puzzle of your favorite photo together is both thoughtful and sentimental. 

A recipe book to up your cocktail-making game

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Batch Cocktails: Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion, available at ECOVIBE, $19.99

Celebrate at home together using the recipe book “Batch Cocktails.”

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A single pair of jeans can take 1,500 liters of water to make – these sustainable denim brands are looking to change that

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  • On average, it takes 1,500 liters (about 396 gallons) of water to produce a single pair of jeans.
  • Jeans are one of the least eco-friendly clothing items, but brands are taking steps to improve.
  • Here are some of the brands using eco-friendly materials and sustainable production methods.

Jeans are the cornerstone of just about any wardrobe. But as popular as the pants are, they’re actually rather harmful to the environment.

From the pesticides and insecticides used to grow cotton to the massive amounts of water, energy, and chemicals used to process the materials and turn them into denim, jeans rank as one of the least eco-friendly clothing items to make. According to Everlane, it takes about 1,500 liters (that’s roughly 396 gallons) of water to produce a single pair of jeans.

Realistically, those stats aren’t going to prevent anyone from buying jeans. But as responsible consumers, we can do our part by shopping brands that value sustainability in their production methods. So, to point you in the right direction, we rounded up seven brands that are making jeans more sustainably by implementing less wasteful manufacturing techniques and more effective recycling programs.

From startups like Frank And Oak and Outerknown to legacy brands like Levi’s, you won’t have a problem finding denim with high-impact style and low-impact everything else.

7 brands making sustainable denim:

Everlane

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Slim 4-Way Stretch Organic Jean (small)Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Mid Blue (small)

Everlane has always been about transparency. In addition to prioritizing ethical labor practices, it’s made sustainability a major tenet of its production process.

You’ll find apparel made from recycled plastic in the ReNew Collection along with what the brand calls the “world’s lowest-impact sneakers” from its shoe line, Tread. But jeans are another area Everlane has made huge strides in as far as sustainability goes. 

The jeans are made in Saitex, the world’s cleanest denim factory. The facility recycles 98% of its water and uses clean energy. After the water is recycled, Everlane’s jeans use 0.4 liters of water compared to the whopping 1,500 liters of water per pair when using traditional production methods.

Learn more about Everlane denim and shop for men and women here.

Outerknown S.E.A. Jeans

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Founded by professional surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown is self-described as “For the people and the planet.” The brand makes every decision with the highest regard for people that manufacture their products and planet on which they’re produced.

Outerknown’s S.E.A. Jeans are made with 100% organic cotton and are also produced in Saitex’s clean factories. Despite putting a lot of focus on being eco-friendly, Outerknown didn’t cut any corners in terms of quality — and the brand fully stands behind its products with a lifetime guarantee.

If your S.E.A. Jeans ever wear or break, you can send them back and Outerknown will repair or replace them for free.

Read our reviews of the Outerknown S.E.A. Jeans here.

Warp + Weft

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JFK Skinny Jeans (small)MXP High-Rise Jeans (small)AMS Slim Jeans (small)

Founded by Sarah Ahmed, Warp + Weft has made an impact on the apparel industry with its ultra-inclusive range of sizes and inseams, but it’s also touted as the world’s cleanest vertically integrated denim company (meaning it owns its own factory).

To be completely transparent about its manufacturing process, Warp + Weft gives a look inside its factory, highlighting elements like responsibly sourced cotton, eco-friendly dye, water-saving techniques, and solar power.

Shop all Warp + Weft jeans here.

Read our full review of Warp + Weft jeans here.

Levi’s

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Women’s 501 Skinny Jeans (small)Women’s Original Sherpa Trucker Jacket (small)Men’s 511 Slim Fit Jeans (small)Men’s Sherpa Trucker Jacket (small)

Levi’s is one of the biggest — if not the single biggest — denim brand in the world. It’s also one of the most sustainable brands. In 2010, Levi’s launched the Better Cotton Initiative, which trains farmers to use less water, pesticides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers when growing cotton plants. And now, the brand has ramped up its sustainability efforts to all aspects of its business. From manufacturing techniques that use organic cotton, less water, and plant-based dyes to introducing a secondhand program where used denim is resold rather than sent to landfills as trash.

So far, Levi’s has saved more than 4.2 billion liters of water and recycled more than 6 billion liters of water. To date, 75% of the brand’s cotton now comes from more sustainable sources and 65% of its products are currently made in factories that run Worker Well-being programs.

Shop the Levi’s Wellthread Collection here.

Shop Levi’s Secondhand items here.

Taylor Stitch Organic Selvage

Taylor Stitch organic denim

Organic Selvedge (small)18 Month Wash Organic Selvage (small)

When Taylor Stitch first started producing its signature ’68 Denim in 2011, the brand teamed up with Cone Mills in Greensboro, North Carolina. By relying on the legendary cotton textile company, Taylor Stitch was guaranteed the highest quality American-made selvage denim for its jeans — but when Cone Mills closed doors to its last White Oak plant and the existing supply finally ran out, Taylor Stitch went back to the drawing board with the goal to reproduce the jeans to be more sustainable and better than before.

After spending more than a year looking for the right materials and manufacturer, Taylor Stitch collaborated with ISKO mill, the world’s largest producer of denim in the world, and re-released the ’68 Denim — this time using 100% organic cotton (no pesticides) and sustainable production methods that use far less water, energy, and chemicals.

If you love traditional selvage denim (like myself), the Taylor Stitch Organic Selvage will give you the same exact look and feel you’re after — and you won’t feel bad about wearing them.

Read our review on Taylor Stitch denim here.

Frank And Oak

Frank And Oak

Dylan Slim Stretch Denim (small)Stevie High Waisted Denim (small)

In 2012, childhood friends Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani founded Frank And Oak with the simple goal of helping men dress better with affordably priced clothing. After far exceeding its initial goal, the brand launched a women’s line and set out to actively reduce its carbon footprint — and denim is one of its main areas of focus.

By teaming up with Hydro-Less Laundry, an eco-certified factory in Dubai, Frank And Oak’s denim production uses 79% less energy, 50% fewer chemicals, and 95% less water than traditional manufacturing techniques. While its conservation efforts are comparable to other brands making sustainable jeans, Frank And Oak stands out with its affordable price.

Regardless of what fit or wash you choose, you can get a pair of Frank And Oak jeans for $89.50 or less. 

Shop Frank And Oak denim here.

 Read our review of Frank And Oak’s sustainable denim here.

J.Crew and Madewell

J.Crew

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J.Crew and its sister brand Madewell have teamed up with Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization that helps brands create better working conditions for employees and implement environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.

In doing so, both J.Crew and Madewell launched their first Fair Trade Certified denim collections. Also made in Saitex factories, the jeans use 75% less water, 65% fewer chemicals, and less energy. 

Beyond the sustainability benefits, J.Crew and Madewell’s jeans provide Saitex factory workers with benefits, equal pay for women, and additional donations to support infrastructure in their local communities in Vietnam. 

And if you’ve got old jeans that you no longer want or need, you can donate them to J.Crew and they’ll work with nonprofits that turn them into housing insulation that can be used by organizations like Habitat for Humanity.

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Let Insider’s style editors help you refresh your fall wardrobe – get exclusive deals on our favorite brands

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  • Return to the office with a brand new, stylish look from head to toe.
  • Insider readers will have exclusive deals for a limited time.
  • Don’t miss out on deals from brands like ThirdLove, Bellroys, Twillory, and ADAY.

If you’re returning to the office, you may be looking at the loungewear you’ve been wearing to Zoom meetings for the past 18 months and thinking “I need a change.” A new and fresh collection of workwear pieces is a better bet than that stretched-out tee you’ve been living in. Plus, an upgrade to your usual preferences will not only boost your confidence but also establish a more productive state of mind for the upcoming office days.

So, we’ve gathered the best products to get back into the groove of getting ready for work. Along with our recommendations, we have exclusive style deals that work for every office setting. From sustainable workwear to the best underwear, there are ample options that align with your latest lifestyle. So, get fashionably ahead and refresh your work wardrobe with these amazing deals you can’t find anywhere else.

Here are our favorite workwear items and wardrobe basics, along with exclusive deals from some of our favorite brands:

The best washable work pants

Washable work pants

Rather than buying work pants in bulk, a pair of washable work pants are everlasting. Machine-washable pants avoid permanent stains and expensive dry cleaner trips, making daily life easier. And better yet, a classic colored pair can be worn repeatedly in the office. 

If you prefer classic yet minimalist clothing, ADAY is offering an exclusive sale for Insider readers from September 20th to 25th. You can take 15% off our joint collection with promo code BusinessxADAY15.

Here’s a roundup of our favorite pairs of women’s washable work pants

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The best places to shop for women’s workwear

Comfortable women's workwear

Workwear for women doesn’t always have to fit the traditional norms. It’s time to replace the stiff, overworn pieces with something new. Feel and look like your best professional self this year without sacrificing comfort and style.

Insider readers can take 15% off select items at ADAY with code BusinessxADAY15.

Here’s a roundup of the best women’s workwear

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The best affordable men’s workwear

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Instead of extravagantly spending on workwear, buy more quality options for less. There are countless affordable options to match your personal style and look the part for the office. This time around, save more and gain new style points at the office. 

Take $20 off at Twillory with a $99 minimum purchase, use code BISCHOOL.

Here’s a roundup of the best affordable men’s workwear brands

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The best underwear

Parade Underwear

If there’s something you definitely can’t deny yourself, it’s comfortable undergarments.  Underwear is an everyday essential for whether you’re working at home or in the office. Every wardrobe needs a good batch, so don’t skip out on them. 

Get 20% off sitewide at ThirdLove with code INSIDER20.

Here’s a roundup of the best underwear for women

Here’s a roundup of the best underwear for men

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The best sustainable workwear

Lifestyle collage of Best sustainable workwear brands to know, including ADAY, Cuyana and Everybody & Everyone

An office-friendly wardrobe isn’t complete without sustainable pieces. There’s a charming side to sustainable fashion that makes curating your closet feel more meaningful and personal. So, set a precedent in your wardrobe and the workplace with eco-friendly workwear.  

Get 15% off sustainable pieces at ADAY with the exclusive code BusinessxADAY15.

Here’s a roundup of the best sustainable workwear brands

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The best wallets for men

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Keep your valuables on hand and secure with a wallet. Whether it’s to hold cash or an office ID card, a wallet is a vital work accessory. And even if your assets are saved on a phone, wallets last for longer and feel more personal. 

Bellroy lets you take 10% off products in the Modern Professional Collection with this exclusive URL

Here’s our roundup of the best men’s wallets

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The best bras

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An ill-fitting bra can make you lose focus from work due to its unbearable discomfort. Instead of being complacent with the pain, opt for a satisfying fit throughout the day. Find that extraordinary bra that’s never felt so great and supportive. 

With a large range of comfy bra sizes, you can get 20% off sitewide at ThirdLove with code INSIDER 20. Insider readers must be first-time customers and have a $65 minimum purchase.  

Here’s a roundup of the best bras with expert advice.

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Senreve work bag

Our executive editor Sally Kaplan swears by this influencer-favorite ba for work, and now you can score it at a discount. Senreve is offering $50 off $300 with the code INSIDER50

Check out our full review of the Senreve Maestra Convertible Bag.

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The best work bags for women

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Speaking of work bags, it’s easy to stay organized at work and stylish on the go with a chic option. The best work bags holds every work essential and more, from important documents to a cherished lipstick. Whether it’s a designer bag or a briefcase, any work bag is the best commute companion. 

Here’s a roundup of style experts’ favorite women’s work bags

 

Our favorite pieces from MeUndies

MeUndies

MeUndies brings behind the scene fun to your wardrobe collection. Their whimsical undergarments feature bold and colorful prints as well as gender and size-inclusive options. 

Here’s a review of our favorite pieces from MeUndies.

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The best backpacks

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Backpacks can come in all shapes and styles that bear a more professional demeanor. A long work commute becomes less stressful with the aid of a backpack. Despite their youthful connotation, backpacks are convenient for carrying work essentials. Backpacks come in all shapes and styles, whether you need them for a professional or casual setting. 

Here’s a roundup of the best backpacks. 

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The best affordable fine jewelry

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Affordable, quality jewelry can be difficult to come by online if you don’t know the right places to search. Affordable fine jewelry makes a statement and adds gorgeous detail to workwear without overspending.  

Here’s a roundup of the best affordable fine jewelry brands.

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The best cheap jewelry

Shashi Leia Earrings

Jewelry is a must-have in order to upgrade simple workwear outfits with an extra lavish touch. Although jewelry can be expensive, there are inexpensive pieces that look just as stunning as fine jewelry. 

Here’s a roundup of the best cheap jewelry brands.

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The best women’s jeans

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A great pair of jeans is the most popular style of bottoms for casual workplaces. From loose to a high-waisted pair, there’s a wide selection of jeans that look good on anyone. 

Here’s a roundup of the best women’s jeans brands.

 

 

The best flats for women

Everlane Day Glove

Flats are a simple and safe bet for whatever happens during a workday. All you need is one good pair that complements any work ensemble. 

Here’s a roundup of the best flats for women 

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The best men’s dress shoes

An assortment of boots from Allen Edmonds

Dress shoes rather than sneakers are a smarter choice when it comes to a traditional workplace. Menswear dress shoes maintain a sophisticated appearance without hiding your individual style at work. 

Here’s a roundup of the best men’s dress shoes

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The best women’s dress shoes

Everlane loafers

shoes will effortlessly elevate any workwear toward an elegant and polished finish.  

Check out our roundup of the best women’s dress shoes

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Our favorite pieces from Everlane

Best everlane clothes

Known for their mastery of basics, Everlane won’t disappoint in classic and traditional workwear pieces. Everlane is a great choice if you lean toward a simple, ultra-comfortable fit for the upcoming days at the office. 

Here’s a roundup of the best Everlane styles

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The best white t-shirts for men

Everlane tees

White t-shirts are available to buy anywhere, but their designs may differ. Ones that have enhanced performance, a comfy fit, differing hem styles, or are budget-worthy are just to name a few. A classic white t-shirt suits any setting and never goes out of style. 

Here’s a roundup of the best white t-shirt for men

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The best undershirts

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Regardless of the dress code, undershirts are ideal for any work environment. Undershirts are game-changing as they block sweat stains and let you keep your clothes for longer. 

Here’s a roundup of the best men’s undershirts

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From loafers to brogues, these are the best dress shoes for men in 2021

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  • While menswear has become more casual, you should still own a good range of dress shoes.
  • There are many styles available to fit your look, budget, and whatever event you’re attending.
  • We’ve rounded up the best dress shoes for men below.

While menswear has become more casual – white leather sneakers with summer suits, for example – it still pays to own a variety of dress shoes. Your sneakers probably won’t cut it at that job interview, wedding, or other formal occasions. You can drop a huge chunk of change on high-end dress shoes, but there are several direct-to-consumer brands that offer top-quality products at reasonable prices.

We’ve kept the selections at below $500, with many around $200 or less that all punch above their weight with the quality you get for the price. At the minimum, when assessing a dress shoe, look for full-grain leather; a Goodyear welt or Blake stitching, and clean, straight, tight stitching.

These are the best dress shoes for men in 2021:

Allen Edmonds

An assortment of boots from Allen Edmonds

Allen Edmonds is quickly approaching its 100th birthday and, unlike many American heritage brands, the company still produces its exceptionally well-crafted shoes in the U.S., at its factory in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Their shoes are highly regarded for the quality of both materials and manufacturing (each shoe goes through a  212-step process), longevity, and timeless elegance. The three selections below are all made of a premium French calfskin that’s supple but sturdy. A cobbler can resole them down the line if need be. The price tag reflects this (the average is about $400), but you’ll get years of wear out of a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes if properly cared for. 

What to buy: 

Park Avenue Cap Toe Oxford (small)Leeds Plain-Toe Blucher (small)McAllister Wingtip Oxford (small)
Moral Code

An assortment of Moral Code dress shoes in a variety of colors

Moral Code is a direct-to-consumer brand that not only produces excellent footwear using premium calfskin leather and Goodyear welting at a great price point ($169), the company also takes sustainability seriously. Their various facilities incorporate renewable energy and other practices, and they don’t use chrome in the tanning process, which can pollute local waterways. The company’s facilities are SA8000® certified through Social Accountability International, a mission-driven NGO, meaning their factories have high ethical standards.  

Moral Code has three collections, including a collaboration with former Green Bay Packer wide-receiver and humanitarian Donald Driver, with a portion of sales going to Driver’s career development programs for underserved families and children. The collection includes Passion, a handcrafted loafer with a chiseled toe and plenty of soft leather padding for added comfort. The Chase, MC’s contemporary blucher, has all the premium qualities of the brand’s other products, but with a chunkier outsole. It’s a really comfortable shoe straight out of the box. Finally, we’ve included a pair of dress boots, Storm, since they’re sleek and minimal and look especially stunning with a slim-fit, double-breasted tweed suit. 

What to buy: 

Passion (small)Chase (small)Storm (small)
Zappos

A pair of Cole Haan dress shoes

Zappos, the online shoe seller, helped redefine the web-based retail world with its fantastic customer service and easy returns and exchanges after launching back in 1999. There are literally thousands of choices for men’s dress shoes on the site, but we’re highlighting three different brands: Cole Haan, Massimo Matteo, and To Boot New York

Cole Haan led the way in introducing innovative technology to create some of the most comfortable dress shoes around. The Grand Ambition Wing-Tip Oxford is one of the more conservative styles for the company that looks less like a sneaker and more like a traditional wing-tip dress shoes but are still ridiculously comfortable. If you’re looking for a dress shoe that’s made in Italy and comes in at under $150 and is stylish and comfortable, the Massimo Matteo Cap Toe may be for you. To Boot New York is known for its handmade Italian footwear that combines old-world tradition, high-end materials, and contemporary style. The Conner features a single monk strap, is lined in leather, and built for both comfort and flexibility, in case you’re planning on hitting the dance floor. 

What to buy: 

Grand Ambition Wing-Tip Oxford (small)Italian Cap Toe (small)Ultra Flex Conner Monk Strap (small)
Ace Marks

Two pairs of men's dress shoes from Ace Marks

Ace Marks, which launched in 2012, is another DTC brand specializing in reasonably priced high-end footwear. The company works with fourth-generation Italian artisans to create handcrafted dress shoes using full-grain calfskin at a fraction of what you’d pay for luxury labels ($250-$325). Unlike many of the American or British brands, Italian dress shoes tend to use Blake stitching instead of Goodyear welts, and Ace Marks is no exception. In Blake stitching, the shoe’s upper is folded underneath the insole and stitched into place. It makes for a lighter, more flexible shoe that can still be resoled, just not as often as with a Goodyear welt. Ace Marks not only offers a stellar choice of styles, they’re lauded for their range of beautiful colors and patinas. 

The brand also has a really cool buy-back program. You can send them your old Ace Marks shoes that are still in wearable condition and get $50 off your next pair. They donate the old ones to Career Gear, a non-profit that provides business-professional attire for men who are trying to re-enter the workforce.

What to buy:

Wholecut Oxford Plain Toe (small)Cap Toe Blucher in Dark Brown & Brown Antique (small)Wingtip Oxford (small)
Nordstrom

The Magnanni Belago Wholecut Oxford boots from Nordstrom

Nordstrom began life in 1901 as a Seattle shoe store, financed in part by Swedish immigrant John Nordstrom’s stake in the Alaska Gold rush. Perhaps because of its roots, Nordstrom has a massive selection of dress shoes, including many high-end options, but a lot of mid-priced selections as well. 

Among the wide variety, are the Spanish luxury footwear brand Magnanni; as well as mid-range brands like Johnston & Murphy and Clarks. Magnanni makes handmade dress shoes using full-grain calf leather from Europe and the Bologna method of construction, which is similar to the Blake method but has the ends of the upper sewn together like a sock and is typically even lighter and more flexible than Blake stitching. The brand is known for its chiseled toes, sleek styling, and hand-painted patinas. We included the Fairfax Loafer by Johnston & Murphy, a heritage American brand, just to prove the loafer can be extremely dressy. This version, in a black patent leather, is made in Italy. Clarks, a British brand that’s been around for nearly 200 years and is probably best known for its desert boots, makes a range of attractive dress shoes that are made for comfortable all-day wear. The Citi Stride Plain Toe Derby falls into the dressy casual category with its  fun two-tone brown colorway and bright red and gold laces that’s tempered by the classic Derby silhouette.

What to buy:

Belago Wholecut Oxford (small)Fairfax Loafer (small)Citi Stride Plain Toe Derby (small)
Beckett Simonon

An assortment of Beckett Simonon dress shoes

Beckett Simonon is a DTC brand that uses a made-to-order model that significantly reduces both the cost to the consumer and helps drive the company’s sustainability efforts since there’s no unsold inventory that could end up in a landfill. Well-compensated, skilled artisans handcraft the shoes in Colombia using Italian full-grain calfskin and Blake stitching. They offer a solid range of styles, including Oxfords, Derbies, wingtips, loafers, and monk straps, in a variety of colors. As mentioned, the company makes sustainability a high priority. They use Gold Rated leather, which comes with high environmental and ethical standards, among other initiatives. The brand has a dedicated fanbase and is often compared with Warby Parker, the DTC eyewear brand that helped reshape that market.  

Beckett Simonon sells their dress shoes for $209, a very fair price for what you get quality wise. The downside is that because of its made-to-order model, it can take between six to 10 weeks to receive your order. Luckily, they’re worth the wait. 

What to buy:

Dean Oxford (small)Anders Split-Toe Derbies (small)Royce Longwings (small)
Florsheim

Two pairs of Florsheim dress shoes

Florsheim is another American heritage brand still around after more than a hundred years in business. It had its start in Chicago in the 1890s and has had some difficulties over the years. In the early 2000s, members of the Florsheim family bought back the brand, which has revitalized the company’s product offerings.    

Florsheim shines when it comes to creating exceedingly comfortable dress shoes with upscale details like breathable leather linings, leather-covered, removable footbeds, and Bologna construction, all offered at a price point that hovers in the $100 range. The company also has a pricier line that’s made in Italy using calfskin and features leather soles rather than rubber. The Imperial line, the brand’s top tier, features Goodyear welting, and hand-burnished uppers. 

What to buy:

Amelio Cap Toe (small)Caravel Wingtip Oxford (small)Imperial Kenmoor II Plain Toe (small)
Taft

An assortment of Taft shoes on shoe boxes

Taft is a Utah-based DTC brand launched in 2013 that’s carved out a space in the market with its unique take on dress shoes and boots that’s given it cult status. Their novel footwear designs often incorporate woven elements, pebbling, hand burnishing, or patterned fabrics, and are meticulously handcrafted by Spanish and Portuguese artisans. No matter what unusual elements the shoes incorporate, they always include full-grain calfskin and, depending on the style, either Goodyear welting or Blake construction with leather outsoles. The brand’s styles run the gamut from Oxfords to monk straps to dress boots. We’ve included a beautiful chocolate brown suede monk strap; an Oxford with a bold floral jacquard fabric; and a stunning long wing brogue featuring woven leather throughout the upper. 

What to buy:

Westminster in Chocolate (small)The Paris Shoe in Eden (small)The Preston in Cognac (small)
Thursday Boot Company

Thursday Boots Company's Lincoln dress shoes

You may be familiar with Thursday Boot Company, the DTC brand that makes exceptional Chelsea boots, and chukkas, but did you know the company also makes dress shoes? Handcrafted in small batches with the same level of detail as the brand’s other products at a reasonable price point ($168 to $175). Their dress shoes are all Goodyear welted for easy resoling and feature leather outsoles and supple glove leather lining. The shoes all have full-grain leather uppers originating in either the U.S., France, or Italy, and a cork midsole that conforms to the shape of your foot for long-wearing comfort. Thursday Boot Company works with artisans and suppliers in Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the U.S. that have high ethical and environmental standards.

What to buy:

Lincoln Penny Loafer (small)Aviator Wingtip Dress Shoes (small)Saint Double Monk Strap (small)
Paul Evans

The Martin Wholecut Oxford from Paul Evans in Oxblood

Paul Evans, like Ace Marks, is a DTC brand that partners with Italian artisans to create luxurious shoes at a better price point ($425 to $450) than what you’d typically pay from other high-end retailers. The brand uses supple, full-grain calfskin and Blake stitching. They offer sleek, very Italian-style dress shoes—The Martin Wholecut Oxford is a prime example—that have beautifully hand-painted finishes. The company, which is based in New York, works with a family-run century-old factory in Naples. 

These shoes tend to run large, so you’ll probably want to size down one whole size. You can read more here on the brand’s sizing. The company offers free shipping and easy returns. 

What to buy:

Brogue Oxford (small)The Cagney II Stitched Cap-Toe (small)The Martin Wholecut Oxford (small)

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