36 thoughtful gifts for new moms – from cozy robes to meal delivery services

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  • You can make any special occasion for a new mom one to remember with a thoughtful, useful gift.
  • These 36 gifts are geared toward the needs and wants of a new mother, from baby clothes and sheets to humorous parenting books and convenient tech gadgets.
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Becoming a mother is, indeed, a life-changing experience, and with it, comes a new set of responsibilities and new items needed to make life easier. In a very uncertain time, new moms will appreciate gifts that are both practical and luxurious – things that can save them money, time, and provide extra snuggles with their newborn or bestow a few precious moments for self-care.

New motherhood is exciting, but it’s also a time of intense exhaustion and stress. These gifts will provide an opportunity to help them relax, indulge, and make their job a little easier. Some of these gifts are specifically related to the baby, while others are simply geared toward a mother who has earned some “me time.” New moms are among the busiest people in our lives, and they undoubtedly deserve these meaningful gifts. 

Here are 36 of the best gifts for new moms:

A floral arrangement to brighten their day

The Bouqs Co. flower arrangement

Gift a The Bouqs Co. floral arrangement, starting at $39

These fresh flower arrangements come from farms that minimize waste and recycle water. Choose from classic bouquets like roses or sunflowers or opt for a more unique option that she can plant. The floral arrangement will be a bright spot in her day.

A treat to satisfy their sweet tooth while supporting milk production

Munchkin Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites

Gift the Munchkin Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites, $19.96

These delicious cookies come in prepackaged bags so they can easily grab a snack while nursing. Although more studies examining the benefits of lactation cookies need to be conducted, this convenient treat certainly won’t hurt.

A memorable piece of jewelry

Marky Baby Breast Milk Jewelry DIY Kit

Gift the Marky Baby Milk Jewelry DIY Kit, starting at $42.46

Moms who choose to breastfeed often face an emotional journey. The piece of jewelry from this DIY kit is made with their own breast milk so they can remember this special time long after their baby has grown up.

A personalized beauty subscription

Birchbox subscription

Gift a Birchbox subscription, from $45 for three months

New moms will inevitably be dealing with spilled milk, spit-up, and lots of dirty diapers. Make them feel pampered with a personalized beauty subscription. They’ll be able to create her own Beauty Profile, making each box just right for them.

The best socks they’ve never tried

Under $25 Bombas socks

Gift a Bombas Gift Box, from $65

You might be thinking: Really, socks? But having a nice pair can make a world of difference. Bombas spent two years perfecting its gym socks. With thoughtful innovations, like a blister tab and performance cushioned footbeds, their feet will notice the difference. Bombas also donates a pair to a homeless shelter for every pair purchased. 

A personalized T-shirt

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Gift a personalized Fitted Crew at Known Supply, $32 + $10 monogram

Let’s be honest — they’re probably going to be spending a lot of time at home in the first year. What could be better than a cozy, comfortable tee made of Pima cotton? Bonus points if you choose a color that will hide a spit-up stain.

Merino-wool sneakers

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Gift Allbirds Wool Runners, $95

When you’re on your feet all day, a pair of good shoes makes all the difference. Allbirds wool runners won’t fail them — they’re soft, comfortable, and machine washable. You can’t go wrong with the originals, but the new Tree line is similarly light and comfortable. 

A variety of Korean sheet masks for an at-home spa day

Under $25 Facetory 7 Lux 1 Month Gift Subscription

Gift the Facetory 7 Lux 1-Month Gift Subscription, $19.90

They could try a different Korean sheet mask every day of the week if they wanted to. The unique sheets made with innovative ingredients are hard to find anywhere else — Facetory curates only the most interesting and effective in the K-beauty world. 

Adorable leather baby moccasins

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Gift Freshly Picked baby moccasins, from $59

These 100% genuine cowhide leather moccasins have a soft sole to help children who are starting to walk. They’re easy to put on, will actually stay on your kid’s feet, and come in many stylish prints and colors

An Audible gift subscription

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Gift an Audible subscription, from $15

Do you know what’s really hard to do when you’re holding a baby, a bottle, and trying to cook all at once? Read a book. What’s easier? Listening to one on Audible. They can listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and more while multitasking at home or strolling through the neighborhood.

A luxurious bathrobe

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Gift the Snowe Bathrobe, $100

Deemed the best and most absorbent terry robe on the market, Snowe’s bathrobe is super comfortable and fluffy. It’s perfect for a mom looking for moments of relaxation during an otherwise hectic day. 

A necklace that symbolizes unbreakable bond between mother and child

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Gift the AUrate 14-Karat Connection Necklace, $380

This beautiful necklace, available in yellow, white, or rose gold, manages to be simultaneously elegant and bold. The company has ideals they’ll support, too: Its ethical solid gold is sourced from conflict-free suppliers and it donates a book to a child in need with each purchase. 

A 5-year journal

The First Five Years Baby Journal

Gift The First Five Years Baby Journal, $27.97

This linen-bound guided journal prompts parents to record milestones and memories to cherish for a lifetime. They’ll be able to look back at all the firsts — first birthday, first haircut, first steps — and beam with pride.

A funny book about the realities of motherhood

The Sh!t No One Tells You  A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

Gift “The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year,” $9.05

Any mom knows that motherhood is not all rainbows and sunshine. This book dispenses practical and useful information in a humorous format that will have new parents laughing through the particularly hard days.  

A selection of soft, high-quality baby clothing basics

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Gift a Primary gift card, $25-$250

Shopping for baby clothing is easy at Primary, which was founded by two moms. The adorable, colorful, and gender-neutral styles are classic and made from safe Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, soft fabrics. Primary offers sizes from newborn through age 12.

A fitness app so they can work out with a trainer at home

Kira fitness app

Gift a subscription to Kira Stokes Fit, from $14.99/month

Flexibility is paramount for busy moms, and a good fitness app offers just that. The Kira Stokes Fit app has abs, legs, core, and full-body workouts available to stream anytime, on any device, so moms can sweat on their own time. 

Crib sheets from an Internet-famous bedding startup

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Gift the Brooklinen Mini Crib Sheet Set, from $32

Adults love Brooklinen sheets, and now babies can enjoy the soft and comfortable experience, too. If they don’t yet have a set for themselves, include a gift that will help them sleep as well

A versatile diaper bag

Skip Hop Forma Backpack Diaper Bag

Gift the Skip Hop Forma Backpack Diaper Bag, $74.99

The lightweight, minimalist design of this diaper bag makes it a versatile option for new moms. The included cubes make it easy to organize diapers, wipes, bottles, and snacks. There’s also a convenient changing pad within one of its pockets.

Dinner on the table in under an hour

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Gift a HelloFresh Gift Card, from $65

Meal kits take the guesswork out of cooking. Food is delivered weekly, meaning fewer trips to the grocery store, and the kit includes easy step-by-step recipes to prepare dinner — a snap when they’re basically too tired to function.

A long-distance touch lamp

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Buy a set of two Filimin Long-Distance Touch Lamps, $85-$170

A new mom’s life is busy and tiring, so they might not always be available to talk and catch up. When you want to let them know you’re thinking of them and vice versa without actually saying anything, just tap the lamp to make the other one light up

Stress relief in a tiny jade package

Cool & Depuff Jade Stone Facial Roller

Gift Revlon Cool & Depuff Jade Stone Facial Roller, $9.85

This facial roller can be used on all skin types to help improve circulation and reduce the puffiness that comes with sleep deprivation. It may temporarily firm skin, too. Most of all, it just feels good, especially when kept cool in the fridge.

A modern baby book

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Gift the Artifact Uprising Baby Book “The Story of You,” from $99

With a sturdy fabric-bound cover (available in seven color/foil pairings), this interactive photo journal is a beautiful way to focus on the everyday moments rather than major milestones. The book is 100 pages and holds 47 photos. Register it online and get a complimentary set of Everyday Prints. 

Leggings that feel and look great

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Gift the 90 Degree By Reflex High-Waist Power Flex Tummy Control Leggings, $24.99

We love these leggings because they are versatile, supportive, and silhouette smoothing. They also have a little pocket to hold keys or a credit card if she needs to run out. Available in 13 colors, these leggings are available up to size XXL and run true to size.

A moment of zen

Home of Chiji Energy Candle

Gift a Home of Chiji Energy Candle, from $39.99

This brand’s motto is “illuminate positivity” and when baby has been crying for hours, a positive vibe is desperately needed. These candles are infused with crystals like amethyst and rose quartz to bring some calm to a chaotic house.

A comfortable nursing bra

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Gift the Motherhood Maternity Women’s Wrap Front Nursing Sleep Bra, from $11.99

All a new mom wants is to be comfortable, since chances are they aren’t for most of the day. This wrap-front bra is soft, wireless yet supportive, and perfect for wearing all day and all night.

A smart home device

Amazon Echo Dot 2020

Gift the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen), $49.99

Hands-free music streaming, news and weather reports, thermostat controls, and alarms for naps or feeding, the Echo Dot does it all. They’ll become a multitasking mom in no time with this smart home device.

A soothing under eye treatment

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks

Gift Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks, $25

These gold foil eye masks provide a soothing treatment for tired eyes. They help with puffiness and dark circles. Best of all, they won’t fall off like some sheet masks, so they can hold baby upright while pampering themselves.

Bubble bath made from plant-based ingredients

Hello Bello Bubble Bath under $10

Gift the Hello Bello Bubble Bath, $5.98

Hello Bello, the baby line from Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, prides itself on making premium, plant-based products like body wash, baby lotion, wipes, and this bubble bath. The gentle, hypoallergenic formula is dermatologist-tested and safe on sensitive skin, so both mom and baby can enjoy a nourishing playful bath.

A soothie to keep pacifier off the floor

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Philips Avent Soothie Snuggle Pacifier Holder with Detachable Pacifier, available at Amazon, $14.88

This adorable pacifier and holder be used beginning at birth. The pacifier and animal detach from each other, so it’s easy and fast to clean both pieces. It comes in a variety of cute critters like an elephant, giraffe, monkey, and seal. 

A women’s multivitamin subscription

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Gift a one-month supply of Ritual vitamins, $30

New moms have a lot to juggle, and eating healthy, balanced meals may fall by the wayside some days. Help them get the nutrients to keep their energy up with these vegan multivitamins, which contain folate, vitamin D3, B12, iron, and magnesium, and are free of artificial colorants, synthetic fillers, and gluten.

A reusable smart notebook

Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook, $29.97

Gift the Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook, $30.49

New parents live and die by a schedule. This notebook is surprisingly handy — it will send their handwritten notes to the cloud and wipes clean with a damp cloth. It makes sharing with the entire family a breeze, and no more wasting paper.

The gift of hydration

SodaStream Fountain Kit

Gift the SodaStream Fountain Kit, $49.88

Staying hydrated is key, especially for nursing moms. Indulge their sparkling water obsession with this sleek gadget that turns regular water into bubbly bliss in seconds. You’ll also be helping to save the planet by eliminating hundreds of single-use plastic bottles.  

Stress relief in portable balm form

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Gift the Scentered Aromatherapy Balm Sticks Gift Set, $33

Scentered’s balm sticks come in five functions — Focus, Sleep Well, Love, Escape, and De-Stress — and help them relax wherever they are. Each non-greasy balm contains up to 25 essential oils and is formulated with a blend of moringa and moisturizing shea butter. 

A book that helps new moms who have endless questions

Cribsheet  A Data Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool

Gift “Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool,” $14.39

If they loved Emily Oster’s pregnancy book “Expecting Better,” they’ll dive right into “Cribsheet.” The “data-driven guide” helps new parents with sleep, potty training, and much more. 

A pair of embroidered makeup towels

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Gift the Weezie Makeup Towels, $40

We’ve personally discovered Weezie’s makeup towels are unexpectedly useful, and so will they. Even if they aren’t washing off makeup, the fluffy fabric will feel great at the end of a long day. You can even have them embroidered to say “Mama” or a phrase of your choosing.

A nightlight that will help their baby – and in turn, them – sleep well

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Gift the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light and Time-to-Rise, $59.99

Rest is a nightlight, sound machine, and wake-up alert that grows with children — from soft light and white noise for midnight newborn feeding sessions to a preschooler’s nightlight. Parents can customize everything — color, brightness, sound, and volume level — or they can choose from presets recommended by sleep experts. 

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The best online sales happening now, including J.Crew Factory and Backcountry

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The best sales and discounts happening right now

Get up to 50% off sitewide from J.Crew Factory

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Shop the J.Crew Factory sale now.

The same great styles but at a lower price, J.Crew Factory is the place to go for fashion without breaking the bank. Right now, the retailer is holding a sale offering up to 50% off sitewide, plus an extra 50% off clearance with promo code HELLODEALS. Shopping the sale is going to be far from the J.Crew private shopping session we tried out last year, but it’s still an excellent chance to fill your wardrobe with high-quality threads for less. The sale ends February 27.

 

Get an extra 20% off select apparel at Backcountry

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Shop the Backcountry Winter Yard sale now.

Now through Thursday, February 25, you can get an extra 20% off winter gear and apparel from Backcountry. Tons of cold-weather apparel, gear, and accessories are discounted, including jackets, pants,  skis, and bags. Most of the discounted items are from Backcountry’s own apparel brand, but you can also find some great pieces from Stoic included in the sale.

Get 15% off sitewide at Melissa & Doug

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Shop the Melissa & Doug Sitewide Savings sale now.

Now through the end of February, Melissa & Doug shoppers can get 15% off sitewide with promo code EXPLORE15. The brand makes great toys and storage for the little ones in your life — we know after testing and reviewing them over the years. Some of our favorites include the Melissa & Doug wooden toy box and dollhouse

Get 25% off sitewide at Speck

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Shop the Speck sitewide sale now.

For the remainder of February, you can get 25% off sitewide from Speck with promo code SPECK02. We recommend Speck phone cases if you like a grippier case; they’re also available for a ton of different phone models in a variety of colors. Since the whole site is discounted with the code, you can even find gear for your Macbook or iPad, 25% off. The sale ends February 28.

Get $500 off a Carol bike

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Shop the Carol bike sale now.

It’s pricey for sure, but the AI-powered Carol bike will customize each session you have to be as effective as possible. Right now you can get $500 off your own Carol bike plus a free chest belt and a one-year subscription with promo code CAROL2021. It’s a huge discount and includes some great freebies to get you started on your fitness goals. The code will work through February 28.

Get up to 15% off at Saatchi Art

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Shop the Saatchi Art sale now.

Now through the end of February, Saatchi Art is having a rare sale. You can get 15% off original pieces of $2,000 or more with promo code PAINT15 or, if you’re aiming a little cheaper, 10% off originals of $500 or more with promo code CANVAS10. You’ll have to spend a bit more than you would elsewhere, but Saatchi Art is a great place to find original paintings, photography, sculptures, and more. 

Get 40% off at Sunski

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Shop the Full Send Special at Sunski now.

A rare sale on some already-affordable glasses, right now you can snag 40% off select Sunski styles. The sale includes 5 styles: the Andiamo, Portola, Original, Mattina, and Olema. We like Sunski for being stylish yet affordable, and right now is a great chance to snag a pair for even less. Sales from Sunski are rare, and we don’t expect this one to last too long.

Get up to 30% off from Stio

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Shop the Stio annual Winter Sale now.

If you’re planning to brave the cold or need a gift for someone who will, Stio is having a great sale right now with some great discounted gear. Styles for men and women including snow and ski jackets, pants, and more are all up to 30% off right now. Though Stio didn’t make it into our top picks, it was in the running (and performed well) in our guide to the best men’s overshirts.

 

 

Get 20% off sitewide from AeroGarden

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The maker of our top indoor herb garden pick, AeroGarden, is holding a sale right now. With promo code GROWLOVE, you can get up to 40% off your very own indoor herb garden, including our pick, the Harvest. It’s a low-mess unit that requires no potting soil, making it a great addition for any countertop. The sale ends February 28.

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The 10 best places to buy men’s athleisure, and the best pieces we’ve tried

  • The best athleisure brands are saving people from wearing the same boring sweatpants every day.
  • With pieces from our favorite brands, you can be comfortable and presentable at the same time.
  • Brands like Nike, Twillory, Vuori, Uniqlo, Public Rec, and Everlane are among our favorites.

Over the past few years, athleisure has been one of the quickest growing categories in clothing, but now it’s more popular than ever – and for good reason. Drawing cues from true performance athletic wear and cozier loungewear styles, athleisure fills the gap between the two categories, which makes these pieces some of the most versatile clothes you can own and wear.

Whether you’re shopping for clothing that’s stylish enough for Zoom meetings yet comfortable enough for sitting on your couch, or you want clothes that you can wear to work out in before running errands and grabbing lunch, athleisure has you covered for it all.

Think of it as the easiest way to get dressed for daily life without having to put much thought and effort into it. No longer will you have to choose between form and function when it comes to your clothes.

Here are the best athleisure brands for men in 2021:

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Nike

Nike

Nike‘s clothing is dependable, sporty, and fashionable all at the same time.

Nike has a massive selection of tried-and-true sportswear that’s been backed by some of the world’s best athletes. The iconic branding translates well to the full spectrum of style — from casual everyday wearers to sneakerheads and streetwear enthusiasts. In other words, pretty much anyone can wear Nike products, and look good in them too

On top of that, Nike’s clothing is relatively affordable. You’ll find that in some instances it’s actually cheaper than up-and-coming athleisure or performance wear companies.

Another plus side of Nike is its ability to create inclusive clothing. Although some styles favor a more masculine or feminine silhouette, a good portion of Nike’s clothing is unisex.

You’ll be able to find shorts, T-shirts, hoodies, compression pants, socks, and basically anything else you could possibly think of. Also, don’t forget that Jordan Brand and Converse are part of the Nike family, making the selection seemingly endless. 

What to buy:

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Vuori

Vuori

Vuori’s clothing is both lightweight and comfortable, which makes it a breeze to both live in and work out in.

It’s obvious that Vuori takes its inspiration from the beach that’s just a stone’s throw away from its headquarters in Encinitas, California. And that means that its clothes maintain an easy, laidback California aesthetic that is effortlessly cool without looking sloppy.

The brand’s Ponto Performance Pant is the absolute best for people who want to seamlessly transition through different environments in one pair of pants.

While most performance wear is based strictly on sportiness, Vuori is centered around performance in more than just sport. The pants are made from a light and stretchy material that’s soft against the skin. Whether you’re doing yoga, running, working out, riding a bike, lounging, or dressing casually, the Ponto Performance Pants can handle it in comfort.

If you’re looking for a great shirt, I would recommend the Tradewind Performance shirt. The Tradewind Tee is the company’s “most technical” in the lineup, featuring micro-perforation for ventilation, flatlock seams, and a front chest pocket. The shirt promises to wick moisture and dry quickly, making it perfect for a run, a hot yoga session, and any errands you may need to run in between.

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Uniqlo

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If you simply need a good T-shirt without spending a lot of money, Uniqlo’s Dry T-shirts are the way to go. 

Although Uniqlo isn’t an athleisure brand specifically, it’s my favorite place to get comfortable basics at affordable prices. You’ll find an array of T-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hoodies, and other pieces that fall into the category of athleisure. 

Despite Uniqlo’s affordable prices, the brand does a great job of offering variety. There are a handful of different materials available to help make clothing more comfortable or useful for specific activities or seasons of the year.

AIRism, a lightweight material that makes clothes more breathable, UV Protection, which blocks sunlight, BLOCKTECH, a water-resistant material, and HEATTECH, a warmth-trapping material, are just some of the many technologies you can find.

In terms of style, Uniqlo definitely pays close attention to fashion trends and regularly collaborates with designers to create more elevated basics.

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Rhone

Rhone

Rhone’s athleisure clothing is made with its special GoldFusion technology, which keeps odors at bay no matter how long your day drags on.

Back in 2016, Rhone managed to raise nearly $113,000 to bring GoldFusion technology to its line of activewear. And now, it can be found in a wide range of activewear and athleisure clothing. 

GoldFusion technology is Rhone’s proprietary, eco-friendly fabric treatment that leverages real gold particles to help fabrics dry up to three times faster. In addition, it’s UV protective, and looks great, too.

The technology goes a long way in keeping your clothes fresh for extended periods of time, whether that means long and active days on the go or simply getting a couple wears out of your workout clothes before having to wash them.

Beyond the odor-blocking technology, Rhone has proven itself to be a versatile brand, offering everything from workout apparel to casual comfort styles.

I absolutely love Rhone’s Commuter Pant, a great pair of trousers that you would actually feel comfortable wearing to an office. Well-tailored and sharply cut, these pants prove that looking good and feeling good can be two sides of the same coin. Similarly, I love the Reign Long Sleeve Shirt. Combined with a pair of shorts, you’ll be ready for a workout, but if swapped for a nice pair of chinos, you could even be ready to go on a date.

If you’re more interested in Rhone’s athletic gear, you might check out the 7-inch Swift Lined short. Perfect for running, these shorts feature a perforated venting system for cooling, as well as two side zipper pockets to hold essentials during a jog. Plus, a soft performance liner promises an exceptional fit.

We’ve tested a handful of items from the brand and have loved them all. Read our full review of Rhone products here.

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Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder fuses old school style with high-quality materials to make super stylish, yet sporty clothes.

Todd Snyder is an all-encompassing menswear brand, but its Champion collection specifically is a great place to find stylish athleisure wear. The collaboration brings together the best of both worlds — high-end looks from Todd Synder and the undeniable sportswear history from Champion — to create timeless pieces you’ll want to wear casually and during workouts.

Todd Snyder has sweatpants, shorts, T-shirts, hoodies, and a lot more — and everything is available in plenty of colorways, so you can pick out your favorite shades or stock up on a few good ones to rotate between.

Almost all of the pieces use a super soft french terry cotton, garment-dyed treatment for a worn-in look, and vintage Champion branding.

What to buy:

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Adidas

Adidas

If you’re a fan of the classics, then look no further than Adidas to supply you with great performance gear that looks good, too.

Even with the emergence of what seems like an endless supply of athleisure brands focused more on the leisure than the athlete component of their names, one company has maintained a position at the top of the mountain. And that company is Adidas. Whether you’re looking for great athletic wear or just great clothes to wear, Adidas has you covered.

Adidas remains one of the most sought-after brands around the world. That’s likely thanks to its expert combinations of quality and classic style that manages to be both fashion-forward and reminiscent of the brand’s roots — plus, its pieces easily transition across a variety of environments with just a few small adjustments.

Thanks to a wide range of styles, Adidas can match just about any aesthetic. While many of its bestsellers are the brand’s trademark sneakers, you can also find a great selection of performance clothes that work well at the gym and just hanging out.

One of my favorite pieces to wear is the Adidas Must Haves 3-Stripes Shorts. The brand describes them as “sporty everyday shorts with a strong Adidas look” and that’s precisely what they are.

They feature 3-Stripes branding along the sides of the legs and a small Adidas logo on the left leg. You’ll also find basic requirements for any good pair of shorts like side pockets and a drawstring waist.

In addition to having good-looking performance clothing and classic designs like the shorts, the Three Stripes has teamed up with dozens of brands.

Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, White Mountaineering, A Bathing Ape, Reigning Champ, and Alexander Wang are just a few of the many collaborators they’ve worked with for more elevated designs. 

What to buy: 

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Public Rec

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Brought to life by a former JP Morgan banker, Public Rec makes the kind of athleisure clothing that you’d be comfortable wearing to work.

It started with a pair of sweatpants so popular that it attracted a 1,200-person waitlist. And things have just ballooned from there. Public Rec specializes in technical leisure apparel for men, operating under the mantra that if you feel good, you’ll look good. The brand actually got its start on Kickstarter back in 2015, when it designed and sold its first pair of public-appropriate sweatpants. But since then, it has expanded its offerings to include a number of presentable yet comfortable pieces for everyday life.

The original bestseller is, of course, the All Day Every Day Pant. While they feel like sweatpants, they’re sized more like jeans, which means that they fit your body instead of hanging off of them. You’ll feel totally at ease wearing these pants out and about in your daily life, and if you’re working in a more casual environment, you could certainly wear them to the office as well.

Also popular is the extremely versatile polo shirt, the Go-To Polo. Designed to wick moisture, be breathable, and never lose its shape, it can be dressed up or down, and could even be workout appropriate. Plus, at under $70, it’s surprisingly affordable — most name-brand polos will set you back significantly more, and certainly wouldn’t stand up to an hour at the gym.

The shirt is made from a proprietary fabric blend of Pima cotton, Tencel, and spandex, which is designed to wick moisture and never shrink while staying soft and stretchy. The material is actually the same as the brand’s Go-To Tee, but thanks to the polo design, it’s much more versatile in terms of wearability.

We’ve also noticed that Public Rec apparel never loses its shape. Despite several wears and several washes, both pants and tops alike look as new as the day we got them, and that durability is a major win in our book.

Read my full review on the Public Rec All Day Every Day Pants here.

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Twillory

Twillory

Twillory might be best known for its performance dress shirts, but the brand’s venture into athlesiure shouldn’t be overlooked.

The collection includes a zip-up hoodie, joggers, T-shirts, polos, and henleys — and they’re all designed to be stretchy, moisture-wicking, cooling, and quick-drying.

However, the standout pieces are the joggers and the hoodie. The joggers have a nicely-tapered fit, slanted side pockets, and a single pocket on the right side of the rear. Combined with the pattern of the material, these joggers look more like your favorite chinos than a sloppy pair of gym sweats.

The hoodie, which comes in matching materials and colors is just as comfortable and completes the set. You can save $20 on the set when you bundle the Althouger Joggers and  Athlounger Hoodie

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Oliver’s Apparel

Olivers Apparel

Olivers Apparel covers the full gamut of athleisure with workout gear, loungewear, and performance gear you can get away with at work.

Olivers Apparel came to life after a 2013 Kickstarter and has since become one of the best brands for stylish athletic wear. If your sense of fashion is clean and simple, then Olivers is perfect for you. While many sportswear brands use bold colors and patterns on its gear, many of Olivers’ clothes use solid colors and logo-less designs. 

Some of our favorite items include the Classic Sweatpants made from Supima cotton, and the Convoy Tee, which is made from 100% merino for a cozy, yet relaxed fit. 

What to buy:

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Everlane

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Everlane is a dependable place to buy all wardrobe essentials, including athleisure.

We love Everlane for everything from its cashmere sweaters and jeans to footwear and outerwear. The brand’s products are always responsibly made with a high level of quality and keen attention to style. 

While you can always rely on Everlane to find clothes that will help you look your best, you can also rely on them to find clothes that will help you feel your best. 

The brand just launched its new Track Collection, which includes a variety of organic cotton sweatsuits. You can find T-shirts, sweatsuits, and even sneakers at Everlane.

What to buy:

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The 7 best flip flops for men and women

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  • Flip flops are the perfect summer shoe, but they have a reputation for being flimsy and plasticky.
  • The following options are comfortable and stylish enough to wear with casual outfits.
  • Whether you’re shopping for men’s or women’s sizing, these are the best flip flop styles out there.

As far as shoes go, flip flops tend to get a bad wrap. While other shoes can be dressed up and down, flip flops tend to be relegated to casual wear – or to the beach. But that doesn’t mean you should discount these summertime favorites. The right flip flops can elevate your day-to-day wear and keep your feet comfortable in cool in warmer temps.

On the Insider Reviews team, we’ve tested dozens of flip flops, from the most casual options to ones that are slightly more elevated. And these are the best flip flops brands for men and women that we’ve worn. Whether you’re looking for your new beach shoes or in need of some more polished shoes to slip into after dancing all night, there’s a pair for you here. 

Here are the best flip flops in 2021:

Sanuk

Best flip flops Sanuk Women's Sling Flip Flops

The cushioned sole of Sanuk‘s flip flops makes you feel like you’re walking on a yoga mat.

When you do yoga, there’s a moment when you press your hands into the mat during downward dog or sink into child’s pose, and the world melts away. That sense of relief and comfort is in large part due to the mat itself. Yoga mats, though relatively thin, make you feel cushioned and supported even on top of a hardwood floor. Sanuk makes flip flops that mimic that experience.

The footbeds are made of actual yoga mat material. It’s a cool, unique concept that translates well to real-life comfort. The brand’s most popular style for women is the Yoga Sling 2, which has a stylish wrap-around silhouette that is clearly yoga-inspired and makes these art-gallery-owner-chic. While not a true flip flop due to a piece of fabric that secures around the ankle, it still gives you that thong sandal look.

In men’s sizing, there is the cleverly named Beer Cozy Flip Flop. This is more of a traditional flip flop with thick straps, Sanuk’s signature yoga mat footbed, and a curve for additional arch support.

Rainbows

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Rainbows have been a favorite flip flop for decades, thanks to their leather exterior and nonslip rubber sole. 

If you’re looking for a flip flop that’s comfortable enough to walk around in for hours, you need to get a pair of Rainbows. Rainbow has been making leather sandals for the whole family for over 40 years with the intention of creating the world’s best sandal.

While different styles have evolved over the years, all pairs are made to look and feel great on your feet and not wear out over time. Rainbows are my favorite sandals by far — they’re extremely comfortable and supportive for a pair of flip flops. There’s a nonslip rubber sole, sturdy leather top, and a sponge rubber midsole. Essentially, what this does is create a fit that molds to your feet over time.

Rainbows come in single-layer and double-layer options. This refers to the layers in the midsole, so the double-layer offers more arch support. Even so, the single-layer sandals are much more supportive than your typical rubber flip flops. 

The leather makes these sandals feel more appropriate for wearing out and about. But be careful with these around water. If you do get them wet, they take a long time to dry, and it could eventually ruin the sandals. 

Havianas

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Colorful and comfortable, Havaianas are a perfect beach flip flop. 

Havaianas are the ideal beach sandal — durable, colorful, and able to withstand rough conditions. Even if they get a little scraped-up and windswept, they’ll still look cool after the fact.

The sandals come in a wide variety of color and style combinations. The most iconic styles — the ones you think of first when you hear the brand name — are probably the Havaianas Women’s Slim Flip Flop and the Men’s Top Flip Flop.

There are a few different iterations of the sandals for men and women. They both have a slightly curved footbed, though some have slim rubber straps while others have thicker straps, and some are stamped with the Havaianas logo.

Havaianas have been my go-to flip flops for years. They’re simple, but comfortable enough to walk in for hours and look good with pretty much everything.

Tkees

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Tkees flip flops are sleek enough to go from the beach to dinner. 

Flip flops are usually reserved for walking along the beach or even wearing in the shower at the gym, but Tkees takes the shoe style to the next level. Tkees makes simple, elegant sandals and flip flops for both adults and kids. 

Tkees are made with leather (some with vegan leather) which gives them a more sophisticated feel than plastic options. The sandals are thin, but have a rubber sole for extra support. Each pair has a soft, cushioned footbed for added comfort. They’re the perfect shoe for when you need something to throw on, but want something that looks better than a rubber flip flop. One of the best parts about Tkees is the inclusive range of nude shades. The Foundation flip flops come in a range of neutrals to match a variety of skin types. 

Generally, they’re very comfortable, but because they’re so thin, they’re best for the beach, pool, or anywhere else where you don’t mind if your feet get a little dirty. Additionally, the thin leather straps can get a little uncomfortable if you’re walking for a long period of time. But, by the same token, they’re very durable because of this construction.

The style and durability of these shoes make them feel worth the price. If you’re looking for an elevated pair, they’re a great option. 

Hari Mari

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Hari Mari makes “boat safe” flip flops that keep you steady-footed when you walk. 

You don’t need to own a boat to enjoy Hari Mari flip flops. “Boat safe” in this case essentially means nonslip, so they’re suitable for just about any slick terrain. These are flip flops for everyone, even people who don’t normally wear flip flops. They’re cute and sporty, but more attractive than your average pair.

What really makes Hari Mari flip flops unique is the memory foam toe, designed to minimize the awful chafing you get from other thong sandals. It’s described by the brand as “a formidable cylinder of memory foam encased in soft nylon to help grip toes, reduce abrasion and do away with painful break-in periods.”

Insider Reviews reporter Amir Ismael recommends the Fields Flip Flop for its “day-long comfort” and arch support. 

Old Navy

Best flip flops Old Navy Classic Flip Flops

Old Navy flip flops are great for people who don’t want to pay a ton for their beach shoes. 

The signature thing about Old Navy flip flops is that they are cheap — not affordable or inexpensive, but cheap. Most pairs are normally $3.99 when not on sale, but they are seemingly always discounted. If you like the look of Havaianas but don’t want to spend a lot of money (especially if they may become sand-logged), check out the Old Navy Classic Flip Flops.

They come in men’s and women’s sizes that look the same aside from minor adjustments to accommodate different foot shapes. Old Navy offers the Classic style in tons of colors, including some fun pastels

Of course, being so cheap, you sacrifice some quality and comfort. Don’t be surprised if you have to replace one each year. But, Insider Reviews Guides Editor Les Shu wears the Old Navy Classic Flips Flops to the gym showers regularly, and finds that they hold up nicely. He does recommend replacing them often if you use them for the gym, to prevent bacteria buildup.

Oofos

Best flip flops Oofos Sandals

Oofos reinvented the flip flop to make the most comfortable sandals we’ve tried. 

Oofos specifically markets these sandals as recovery shoes for people who need more arch support and impact absorption than others. Many athletes and people with feet problems swear by them.

The special foam is built to absorb even more shock than your average sports shoe. They are formed to fit the curve of your arch, so Oofos’ sandals offer much more support than your average pair of flip flops. They absorb impact and they don’t move up and down as you walk, either.

Even though the sandals are a bit pricey, they are worth it because they will last and last. You can even machine wash or hose them down after a day on the beach to get rid of all the sand they pick up. They may not be the most beautiful sandals you’ll own, but they sure will be the most comfortable.

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64 thoughtful and fun gifts that won’t cost you more than $25

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The elements of a good present – being thoughtful, useful, or novel – aren’t restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of totally expendable knickknacks. 

As a team of product journalists and reviewers, we’ve put together a list of the best affordable gifts we know of,  based on gifts we’ve received, gifts we’ve given, and others we’ve found along the way. All of them are things we have or would gladly buy and use in our daily lives.

Check out all 60+ gifts under $25: 

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

A reflective card game that encourages connection

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We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game, available at Target, $25

This card game is unlike any you’ve played before. Its three carefully crafted levels of questions spark connections and stimulate reflective conversations. You’ll leave the game making friends out of strangers or diving deeper into your friendships. 

A custom plaque for the music lover in your life

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Custom Spotify Song Plaque, available at Etsy, starting $22.50

These custom music plaques have become a popular gift for music lovers. Commemorate their favorite song with this clear piece of home decor that pulls up music with a quick scan. It’s great for anniversaries, letting you add a personal photo along with you and your significant other’s song. 

An assorted cookie tin

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6-Count Cookie Tin, available Milk Bar, $20

Satisfy their sweet tooth with this assortment of cookies. You can’t go wrong with Milk Bar’s best, from its fudgy Chocolate Confetti Cookie to its fruity Blueberry & Cream Cookie.

An ambient moon lamp

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Saturn Moon Lamp, available at Amazon, $21.99

This Saturn-shaped moon lamp gives off a soothing ambient glow to brighten up their room. Whether they use it as a subtle night light or as a room accessory, they’ll have fun matching the lamp to their mood with its 16 color options.

Hip wine glasses that elevate a nice dinner

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Hip Wine Glasses, available at Crate & Barrel, $6.95

There’s nothing that screams elegance more than a nice set of wine glasses. At only $7 each, Crate & Barrel’s stemware styles are the perfect guest to accompany your next charcuterie board. 

A sentimental card to keep forever

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Aya Paper Co. Gratitude Greeting Card Set, available at Kohl’s, $15

Is their love language words of affirmation? Then this is the perfect find. Express your admiration for the ones you love with these greeting card keepsakes. 

A milk frother that brings the taste of a cafe closer to home

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PowerLix Milk Frother, available at Amazon, $19.95

A milk frother is an unexpectedly convenient tool to have around the house, and it can make a frothy latte or cappuccino that tastes closer to what you’d find at the cafe.

Reusable straws that fold up on the go

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Food52 Reusable Straw Set, available at Food52, from $25

Food52’s reusable straw sets come in a pretty color palette, and each pack includes carrying cases and cleaning squeegees. They can toss one set in their bag, leave one at work, and keep one in the car.

A cult-favorite clay mask that basically vacuums out pores

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

The Aztec Clay Mask has been called “the world’s most powerful facial” and it’s also under $10. It can be mixed with water, but it works best with a little bit of apple cider vinegar. You can read a full review here.

A cozy, activity-ready beanie

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Unisex UA Truckstop Beanie, available at Under Armour, $22

There’s no such thing as too many beanies, and Under Armour’s truly stands out thanks to its sweat-wicking, quick-drying material. Its acrylic knit design will keep them warm on long walks, but it’ll also keep them from overheating during winter workouts. If they’re into fitness but not into hats, Under Armour’s gift guide is a great place to check out clever gift ideas.

*Sponsored by Under Armour

Their new favorite pair of socks

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Women’s Tri-Block Ankle Socks, available at Bombas, $12

Men’s Tri-Block Ankle Socks, available at Bombas, $12

Bombas is one gift we find ourselves giving friends and family every year. They’re the best socks we’ve ever tried, and they’re a little more expensive than someone is likely to spend on socks for themselves, making them a great gift.

A Disney+ subscription

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Subscribe for $6.99/month or $69.99/year

It gives you unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox, and costs just $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here.

And if you need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

A large photo print of a meaningful memory

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

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

A roulette of spontaneous date night ideas

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Date Night Bucket List, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

Never run out of fun and new date night ideas — and take some of the pressure off deciding on an activity.

A cold brew coffee tool that makes a quart of liquid

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Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker, available at Amazon, $24.99

This cold brew maker is as inexpensive as it is convenient, and it can save hundreds of dollars per year on iced coffee. It easily fits into most refrigerator doors, is simple to use, and makes a good amount of cold brew at once. If they need more than one quart, there’s also a two-quart option.

A trio of bestselling lipstick shades

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Pat McGrath Labs Mini MatteTrance Lipstick Trio, available at Sephora, $25

This paraben-free, ultra-pigmented trio features tiny but mighty editions of Pat McGrath Labs’ MatteTrance lipsticks.

A hair towel that cuts down on drying time by as much as 50%

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Aquis Original Microfiber Hair Turban, available at Amazon, $20.99

Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels have inspired a slew of rave reviews online, including one from our own team of product reviewers.

The towels are made from a proprietary fabric called Aquitex that’s composed of ultra-fine fibers (finer than silk) that work to reduce the amount of friction that hair experiences while in its weakest state. Plus, it speeds up drying time by as much as 50%.

Textured dip bowls for condiments

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Textured Dip Bowl, available at West Elm, $6.50

Ideal for snacks, condiments, and the basics they love to cook with frequently. 

An approachable cookbook that’s great for hosting

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“Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook” by Carla Lalli Music, available at Amazon, $21.99

This is the cookbook to beeline it to if your recipient loves to host friends for dinner. You can find more great options here, too.

A holiday shave set from a popular startup

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Shave Set, available at Flamingo, $16

Flamingo is the women’s brand of Harry’s, and it’s got the same M.O.: to make better hair removal products for a reasonable amount of money, and to present them in a way that makes them feel special. Its Shave Set comes in a recyclable pouch with a razor and two blade cartridges, luxe foaming shave gel, and a shower hook.

Smart outlet plugs that let you turn devices on or off from anywhere

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Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Mini, available at Best Buy, $14.99

A small but convenient gift, smart wifi plugs let the owner turn their electronics on or off from anywhere with their smartphone thanks to the Kasa app. If they have a smart home gadget, they can use the voice assistant to turn things on and off as well. In the Kasa app, they can also set schedules and “scenes” for controlling many devices with one button. 

A custom family portrait – including pets

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Custom Family Portrait, available at Etsy, from $15

For an especially thoughtful, impactful gift, order ahead of time and get a custom portrait of your little family — pets included.

A mini griddle that makes individual servings of breakfast foods

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

This tiny waffle maker is perfect for single-serving breakfasts, or for meal prep (just freeze your waffles ahead of time). It’s compact for confined spaces, heats up in a few minutes, and has a non-stick surface that’s easy to clean.

A lifetime REI membership

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REI Membership, available at REI, $20

Perfect for the outdoorsy types, 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 set of three silk hair scrunchies

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Slipsilk Mini Scrunchies, available at Sephora, $20

Silk is often used in products like headbands and pillowcases to reduce friction and breakage of hair, and these hair ties serve the same purpose. Designed to keep hair from catching, crimping, and pulling, these hair scrunchies are gentle on strands and around the wrist.

Containers of Belgian chocolate for fondue

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Decadent Chocolate Fondue, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

Order a stoneware container of Belgian chocolate that you can heat up for a night of hassle-free fondue. 

A water bottle with a built-in filter system

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Brita Premium Filtering Water Bottle, available at Amazon, $16.99

The Brita water bottle has a built-in filter that can improve the taste of water by reducing its chlorine content and smell. It can replace an estimated 1,800 single-use plastic bottles each year.

A reusable shopping bag that comes in tons of fun colors

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Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag, available at Amazon, $12

Baggu bags are popular for a reason — they come in tons of fun prints and can fold down to pretty much nothing even though they can hold 50 pounds of stuff. 

An indoor wireless smart home camera

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Wyze Alexa-Enabled Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera, available at Chewy, $25.98

The popular Wyze Indoor Camera is an inexpensive, Alexa- and Google Assistant-enabled smart home camera that lets you see inside your home from anywhere when using your mobile device. It also has night vision. 

*This product was selected at a price point below $25, but prices can often fluctuate slightly above or below $25. 

A spray that protects your shoes from stains

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Jason Markk Repel Spray, available at Amazon, $17

This Jason Markk spray repels water and oil to keep your shoes free of stains and water spots. It’s water-based, so it’s okay to use on a variety of materials — from suede to nubuck leather to canvas and others. It sprays a fine mist that covers large areas both quickly and evenly. 

Soft, cozy underwear that comes in holiday patterns

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MeUndies Boxers, available at MeUndies, $24

MeUndies makes some of the most comfortable underwear and loungewear for men and women that we’ve found at Insider Reviews. And, beyond that, we love their festive patterns.

Because they’re pricier than most people are willing to pay for their own underwear, these make a great and surprisingly luxurious gift. 

Coasters made from reclaimed vinyl records

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Upcycled Record Coasters, available at Uncommon Goods, $18

These upcycled coasters are made from reclaimed vinyl records and sealed against moisture. Each set includes a variety of music genres. 

A water bottle that keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours straight

Gifts under $25 Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask 12 oz Kids Wide Mouth Bottle, available at Hydro Flask, $22.46

Hydro Flask’s cult-favorite water bottle keeps chilled drinks cold for up to 24 hours. This particular version is marketed with kids in mind, but the smaller size and bright colors also work well for adults on the go.

Fast-absorbing, moisturizing hand sanitizer

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Touchland Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $12

Touchland makes hand sanitizers that aren’t sticky or drying. We like them because they’re fast-evaporating, moisturizing, and effective

An eco-friendly utensil set for eating on the go

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United by Blue Utensil Kit, available at United by Blue, $24

Perfect for eating on the go or at a campsite, this utensil kit comes with two stainless steel straws, one silicone straw tip, one straw cleaner, one stainless steel spork, and one pair of stainless steel chopsticks.

United by Blue is an eco-friendly outdoors retailer, and the carrier is made from 100% recycled polyester ripstop with a water-resistant finish.

A protective phone case

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Incase Phone Cases, available at Incase, from $14.95

Incase probably already makes your laptop case, and their phone cases are great for many of the same reasons. They’re lightweight, add another layer of protection, and allow for some fun personalization. 

A membership to unlimited reading

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Scribd Membership, available at Scribd, $9.99/month

Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of books, audiobooks, and magazines for less than $10 a month with Scribd. (Or $13 per month for access to Scribd and the New York Times). If they aren’t a bibliophile already, Scribd will make them one. 

A cult-favorite fidget toy

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Speks Classic Magnet Balls, available at Speks, $24.95

Speks are one of our all-time favorite fidget accessories. They’re tiny magnetic balls that you can break apart, reconfigure, and otherwise mold, mash, and build with. They help us divert just enough energy to remain productive throughout the day. 

Herbs de Provence in a cool ceramic crock

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Herbes de Provence in Ceramic Crock, available at Williams Sonoma, from $14.95

Switch it up for the cook in your life with this tasty herb mix. The classic blend of thyme, basil, savory, fennel and lavender hails from the South of France, and Williams Sonoma recommends using it to accent poultry, meat, sauces, and soups. 

Spiral hair ties that don’t leave kinks in their hair

Gifts under $25 Invisibobble

Invisibobble Pouch of Awesome, available at Ulta, $16.10

Inivisibobble makes popular spiral hair ties that apply even pressure to a ponytail, providing a strong but comfortable hold. This set comes with four hair ties: the Slim, Scrunchie, Basic, and Power.

Chip-resistant, vegan nail polish that comes in over 40 colors

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Smith and Cult Nail Polish, available at Smith and Cult, $18

Smith & Cult’s rich, chip-resistant nail polish comes in 47 colors and the kind of beautiful bottle you leave out on the vanity because it’s just that nice to look at. The formulas are vegan, cruelty-free, and don’t have potentially harmful ingredients like formaldehyde or camphor,  among others.

An advent calendar of 24 herbal teas

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Pukka Advent Calendar, available at Amazon, $14.37

This pack of 24 tea bags in different varieties supplies a full month of daily spontaneity and self-care. According to Pukka Herbs, all its teas and supplements are ethically and sustainably sourced. 

Charitable lottery tickets that donate money to a deserving organization

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Scratch-off Donation Card, available at LottoLove, from $5

When you scratch off a card from LottoLove, you won’t win any money. Instead, you “win” a charitable prize that’s donated to someone in need. There are four possible prizes, which help provide clean water, solar light, nutritious meals, or literacy tools. To date, LottoLove and its charitable partners have impacted lives in over 60 countries.

Lip gloss that’s moisturizing and not sticky

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Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss, available at Sephora, $14

Tower 28 makes soft lip glosses with subtle color and a non-sticky, moisturizing formula with ingredients like raspberry seed oil and rosehip oil. Pick it up in 10 colors. 

A set of glasses that have a how-to diagram for Bloody Marys

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Bloody Mary Diagram Glassware, Set of 2, available at Uncommon Goods, $25

These cute Bloody Mary glasses make a playful science out a truly perfect spicy and savory Bloody Mary. 

Reusable beeswax sandwich wraps

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Beeswax Reusable Sandwich Wrap, available at Food52, from $18

Beeswax Sandwich Wrap is made from cotton infused with beeswax and natural oils. It acts as an eco-friendly substitute to plastic sandwich bags, and which can be reused over and over and over again.

Gourmet flavored syrups that are perfect for coffees and teas, and even cocktails

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Monin Mini Coffee Syrup, available at World Market, $9.99

Did anyone — anyone at all — say cocktails? Monin’s coffee collection has everything needed for café-inspired drinks, be they cocktails, lattes, coffees, or teas. It includes five syrups ranging in flavors from amaretto to Irish cream. Plus, Monin has a recycling initiative that works to improve the health of bee populations. 

A smart chip that helps you find items you’ve lost

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Tile Mate, available at Target, $24.99

How nice would it be if every time you lost something, you could find it within a few minutes? Use your smartphone to make the Tile Mate ring aloud, and you’ll be able to locate your keys or wallet using the sound. 

A travel-size duo of two cult-favorite NARS products

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NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Duo, available at Sephora, $20

NARS’ velvet matte lipstick pencils are travel-sized so your giftee can bring them on trips or easily throw them into purses and pockets for on-the-go use. The formula is non-drying and long-lasting, and they can be used to line, define, and fill in lips with colors that range from subtle to rich. 

A popular lip mask that creates a protective seal to lock in moisture overnight

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, available at Sephora, $22

Laneige’s hyper-successful Lip Sleeping Mask uses a combination of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, minerals, antioxidants, and fruit extracts to form a protective layer over the lips to lock in moisture overnight. It has over 7,000 ratings on Sephora, and an average rating of 4.5-stars out of five. 

A slip-resistant armband to keep their phone in place on a run

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Tribe Cell Phone Armband, available at Amazon, from $14.98

If you’re going to buy an armband for a runner, you’re probably going to wind up buying this version from Tribe. It has over 18,000 reviews on Amazon (with a 4.2-star rating overall) and, while it’s not the most perfect out there, it’s frequently recommended for its water-resistant and no-slip design. 

Knee-high socks from one of the best loungewear companies online

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Tommy John Knee High Casual Sock, available at Tommy John, from $18

Tommy John is another company responsible for some of the very best loungewear and underwear on the internet. Their knee-length socks have light compression to support blood flow, and the “comfort cuff” design means you should be able to peel them off without finding marks left over. 

A ceramic jewelry holder and ring dish

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Cactus Jewelry Holder Dish, available at Amazon, $17.99

A cute, quirky ceramic ring dish and jewelry holder that looks like a cactus.

An adjustable phone stand for their desk, dinner table, or kitchen counter

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Lamicall Adjustable Cell Phone Stand, available at Amazon, from $11.99

Whether they use it as a desk accessory or to prop up their YouTube search for “how to chop onions” while they cook at home, a lightweight, adjustable phone stand comes in handy more often than you’d expect. 

One of the best new books of the year

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“The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah, available at Amazon, from $17.39

If you’re looking for a good book to gift, look no further than the reading lists already on Amazon — from the best books of the month, to the best books of the year, to the 100 you should read in a lifetime

All the tools you need for a delicious, fast avocado toast

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Avocado Toast Breakfast Set, available at Walmart, $11.50

This set of breakfast tools makes a thoughtful gift for anyone who wants a delicious meal faster, which is never a bad thing in the morning.

A photo book with some of their best memories

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Custom Softcover Photo Book, available at Artifact Uprising from $15

For a sentimental gift under $25, we recommend these beautifully designed photo books that look like a personal magazine, curated by you for them.

Bath salts that are the perfect excuse for relaxation

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Herbivore Botanicals Calm Bath Salts, available at Dermstore, $18

Herbivore Botanical’s bath salts include nutrient-rich Pacific sea salts combined with ylang-ylang and vanilla essential oil. They’ll moisturize the skin and provide a deeply relaxing, calming effect on the brain to decrease anxiety and restlessness.  

The best hair mask you can buy

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It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask, available at It’s a 10, from $12.49

Perfect for color-treated, heat-styled, and otherwise damaged hair, It’s a 10’s hair mask deep-conditions strands with a blend of moisturizing ingredients like oat kernel extract, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, and linseed extract. We ranked it the best hair mask you can buy

Fruit ice molds to liven up water or cocktails

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Fruit Infusing Ice Balls, Set of 4, available at Uncommon Goods, $10

This slow-melting ice mold can add a crisp, refreshing burst of fruit or herbs to their water. All they have to do is add their fix-ins to the mold, fill with water, and freeze.

A cute, bunny-shaped loose-tea infuser

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Fred & Friends Brew Bunny Tea Infuser, available at Amazon, $9.79

Gift them some relaxing time spent sipping their favorite tea (which you could pick up as an accompanying gift). 

The makeup remover tourists stock up on in French pharmacies

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Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup Remover, available at Amazon, $14.90

Bioderma’s makeup remover is a cult-favorite among makeup artists, celebrities, the average person, and the Insider Reviews team. We’ve ranked it the best makeup remover you can buy, and it’s one of the many beauty products tourists are known to stock up on when visiting a French pharmacy. 

Silicone gloves that keep the other half of the avocado fresh

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Avocado Huggers, Set of 2, available at Uncommon Goods, $8

These little silicone cups hug the remaining half of an avocado to keep it fresh in the fridge. 

Tickets to an event you know they’ll appreciate

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Live concert and game tickets, available at Stubhub, from $15 per person

Once it’s safe to attend live events again, is there a good concert, play, or game you think they’d love? It doesn’t have to be expensive to be impactful. Grab tickets and make a night of it — or, if you live far away, make sure they get to go with a friend or two.

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The best online sales happening now, including Backcountry, Sunski, and Koio

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Best Online Sales Deals

We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including savings at Koio, Sunski, and Backcountry.

Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check our roundups for the best Presidents’ Day, and Valentine’s Day sales, and Business Insider Coupons.

The best deals available right now

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The best sales and discounts happening right now

Get 15% off sitewide at Koio

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Shop the Koio End of Season Sale now.

Now through February 18, Koio is offering a rare 15% off sitewide. The brand makes some great shoes that we love — specifically its classic Capri sneakers. We found them to be comfortable, high quality, stylish, and easy to clean, making them well worth the price tag, especially when they’re discounted. 

Get 40% off at Sunski

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Shop the Full Send Special at Sunski now.

A rare sale on some already-affordable glasses, right now you can snag 40% off select Sunski styles. The sale includes 5 styles: the Andiamo, Portola, Original, Mattina, and Olema. We like Sunski for being stylish yet affordable, and right now is a great chance to snag a pair for even less. Sales from Sunski are rare, and we don’t expect this one to last too long.

Get up to 75% off select items from Houzz

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Shop the Houzz Presidents’ Day sale now.

If you’re redecorating or just looking for some major furniture pieces, Houzz is a great place to check. Not only does it have a huge selection, but you can also browse for inspiration on Houzz to help you envision what might work well in your space. From now through February 17, you can get up to 75% off a huge selection of rugs, outdoor furniture, lighting, and indoor furniture. 

Get up to 50% off at Backcountry

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Shop the Winter Yard sale at Backcountry now.

The weather outside may be frightful, but prices on winter gear sure aren’t. Right now, Backcountry is offering up to 50% off past-season gear including essentials for hiking, snowboarding, skiing, climbing, and much more. The retailer sells tons of great brands including Patagonia, Black Diamond, Columbia, and even its own Backcountry apparel. The sale ends February 16, so don’t miss out.

Get up to 30% off from Stio

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Shop the Stio annual Winter Sale now.

If you’re planning to brave the cold or need a gift for someone who will, Stio is having a great sale right now with some great discounted gear. Styles for men and women including snow and ski jackets, pants, and more are all up to 30% off right now. Though Stio didn’t make it into our top picks, it was in the running (and performed well) in our guide to the best men’s overshirts.

 

 

Get 20% off over 700 styles from Madewell

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Shop the Madewell Insider Event now.

Now through February 15, Madewell Insiders can get 20% off a huge selection of denim, tees, dresses, and more. It’s free to become a member of the loyalty program and, outside of this limited-time sale, you’ll get free shipping a rewards points year-round. For more details on the sale, check out our roundup of the best deals here.

Get up to 70% off at Overstock

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Shop the Overstock Presidents’ Day sale now.

Overstock is having a huge Presidents’ Day blowout sale right now, featuring up to 70% off thousands of items and free shipping on everything. Highlights include an extra 25% off Safavieh rugs and 15%off select mattresses. This isn’t the first sale we’ve seen from Overstock, but it’s still a great chance to pick up some essentials to furnish your home. 

Get up to 40% off from Patagonia

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Shop the Patagonia Winter Sale now. 

Patagonia often offers discounts on past-season apparel in its Web Specials section. Right now, you can snag up to 40% off past-season styles, including apparel and gear for the whole family. Patagonia makes a lot of good stuff and some of our favorites including the Silent Down Parka and Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket are part of the sale. For more info on the sale, you can read more here.

Get 20% off sitewide from AeroGarden

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Shop the AeroGarden Valentine’s Day sale now.

The maker of our top indoor herb garden pick, AeroGarden, is holding a sale right now. With promo code GROWLOVE, you can get up to 40% off your very own indoor herb garden, including our pick, the Harvest. It’s a low-mess unit that requires no potting soil, making it a great addition for any countertop. The sale ends February 28.

Get 20% off sitewide from Nest Bedding

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Shop the Nest Bedding Presidents’ Day sale now.

For the month of February, Nest Bedding is offering 20% off sitewide with promo code PREzzzDAY. The start-up makes one of our top foam mattress picks, along with a ton of other bedding and furniture for your home. The sale will last a while, but make sure to not miss out on the big discounts before the end of February.

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Today is the final day of Patagonia’s Web Special sale which includes tons of deals on jackets, shirts, and gear

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  • Patagonia routinely offers discounts on past-season styles in the Web Specials section of their website. 
  • Today is the final day to find discounts on pretty much every category, including select masculine and feminine clothing, kid’s apparel, backpacks, and outdoor accessories. 
  • Below, we put together a list of our favorite discounted clothing and gear to give you an idea of what’s on sale.

Patagonia is one of the most recognizable outdoor brands in the world, and for good reason. Its huge catalog of well-made, eco-friendly clothing and gear has made it a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts and environmentally-conscious shoppers.

To make way for new styles, Patagonia routinely discounts older styles and adds them to the Web Specials section. Today is the final day of Patagonia’s huge sale with markdowns of up to 40% off on select clothing in masculine and feminine styles, as well as for children and outdoor gear including backpacks, books, bottles, and more. 

You’ll find a variety of styles to pick up and pocket for the rest of the year, as well as several cold-weather staples. Some of our favorites are also on sale, including the Women’s Silent Down Parka and Better Sweater 1/4-zip fleece jacket, are currently discounted. Shop Patagonia’s past-season sale here, or keep scrolling for our top picks.

The best Patagonia Web Specials available right now 

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Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sale is here – save up to 75% on Levi’s, Ugg, and more

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Nordstrom Rack‘s selection of products usually consists of past-season and overstocked items from its parent store, Nordstrom – and because of that, the prices are always discounted.

Now, during the Nordstrom Rack “Clear the Rack” clearance sale, prices are even lower. Until February 15, you can save an extra 25% on already reduced styles including clothes, shoes, and accessories for the entire family, plus home goods, beauty, and tech. In total, you can save up to 75%.

Many of your favorite brands are included in the sale, like Nike, Cole Haan, Madewell, Levi’s, and Kenneth Cole Reaction. With deals this good, you can expect items to sell out before the end of the sale – so if you see something you like, you may want to buy it sooner than later.

 Shop the Nordstrom Rack “Clear the Rack” clearance sale now.

We rounded up 10 of our favorite picks from the sale below.

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Everlane’s Day Glove flats are some of the most comfortable shoes we own – and the price just dropped to $105

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The Day Glove in rose.

The Day Glove, with its characteristically elongated upper and glove-like Nappa leather, was first issued as Everlane’s follow-up to the massively popular Day Heel, (a low block heel with an elastic back that once acquired a 28,000 person waitlist). Since then, the Day family has expanded to include booties and a knit version of the flats.

The Day Glove comes with the same big promises of comfort and style that customers came to associate with the Day Heel. According to the company, they’ve created a flat that gives you sophistication and ease without asking for trade-offs like discomfort and blisters. You’re supposed to be able to literally run, bike, and cartwheel around in them as well as wear them to a Monday morning meeting. In terms of style, they’re subtle, versatile, and look like a chic update to the classic you know.

In other words, Everlane’s Day Glove is the flat you never thought to ask for, until now. It’s made from soft Italian leather, has an easy pull tab on the back and perforated side vents to keep your feet from getting sweaty, and a cushioned insole that’s soft and contoured for all-day comfort. The shape and leather work together to mold to your foot like a literal glove. 

And as if it weren’t already an excellent value at $118, Everlane just lowered the price to $105 and introduced new color choices. 

To see how close the Day Glove comes to its claims in real life, four women on the Insider Reviews team tested them out. You can read our initial reviews, plus how the shoes have weathered two years of regular use, below. If you don’t need any more convincing, we’ll just share that for sizing, your best bet is to go true to size, and if you’re in between sizes, go up a half size.

Shop all the Day Gloves at Everlane here, or continue on to read our reviews of them.

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From left to right: the Day Glove in black, mocha, light blue, white, cream, and rose.

Malarie Gokey, Insider Reviews deputy editor: The Day Glove in black, $105

As a general rule, I don’t wear flats. I’m 5’2″ and I like to feel tall(er) by wearing 2-3-inch heels every day. I’ve also just never found a pair of flats that were comfortable enough to wear all day long. They always seem to chafe my ankles, pinch my toes, and feel unsupportive.

Everlane’s Day Glove Flats are much more comfortable than any other flats I’ve tried. They actually fit my foot and move with me – not against me. The black leather is soft, comfortable, and stylish enough to go with anything. They’re long in the toe, so you don’t feel like your toes are running into the edges of the shoe, and the heel fits comfortably without chafing. The softness of the leather has excellent give, so I almost felt like I wasn’t wearing shoes at all. That said, they’re not terribly supportive, so if you need support from your shoes, these are not for you. But as far as flats go, I think they’re wonderful.

Two-year update:

I don’t wear flats often, but Everlane’s Day Gloves are my favorite pair. They don’t chafe or rub against my ankle or toes in any way. I actually keep my pair at work for “shoe emergencies” when I just want to switch into something more comfortable or swap out my rain boots for a nice-looking pair of shoes. Like the Day Boots, these flats have very slim soles and delicate leather, so I imagine mine would be more worn out if I wore them more often.

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These are my Day Gloves after two years of wear and only a little bit of maintenance. To keep them clean, I just wipe them with a damp paper towel and a tiny bit of hand soap every few wears.

Sally Kaplan, Insider Reviews senior editor: The Day Glove in white, $105

I like to think of myself as an Everlane super-fan, but I’ll be the first to admit that its shoes can be a bit hit-or-miss. I have two pairs of its loafer mules (the ones without backs) because most of the shoes I’ve tried from the brand that have stiff backs cause me near-instant blisters. 

I also have a pair of the Day Heels which I love – specifically because the backs are made from a buttery soft leather with elastic stretch – so I was really excited to try the somewhat similar Day Gloves. I got a white pair, despite my better judgment as a city-dweller, and they look super modern and sleek with everything from jeans to slip dresses. 

Though they don’t have any sort of stretch by the heel tab, these flats are still exceptionally comfortable. The leather is thin and flexible so there’s no extreme stiffness, and I wore mine all day with zero evidence of blistering or rubbing. Everlane recommended that we go up a half size when sending in our choices, and I’m glad I did. I think it would have been cramped otherwise. The toe area of the size 8 felt fine for me (I wear a 7.5), but I have pretty average feet when it comes to width. I will say that if you have really wide feet, these probably aren’t the shoes for you.

Overall, I have to say – I think these flats are more than worth the price, and though Everlane could definitely get away with charging more, I really appreciate that they don’t. 

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I wear these more than any other pairs of shoes I own.

Two-year update:

There exists on this earth no better flat than the Day Gloves. The original pair I got for this review is still in constant rotation for me (yep, the white leather has held up and proved itself to be easy to clean!) but I fell so hard in love that I bought myself another pair in a cognac brown color since then. They wear beautifully, are super easy to clean (just wipe them down with a damp cloth and maybe a little hand soap if necessary), and mold to your feet like malleable leather socks. I love them so.

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The Day Glove in light blue.

Mara Leighton, Insider Reviews senior reporter: The Day Glove in white, $105

I spend a lot of time in flats, and these are definitely the most comfortable (and flattering) pair that I’ve worn. I haven’t always had luck with Everlane shoes, but these are undeniably great.

They really do fit like a glove, and the soft, flexible Italian leather is only going to get better with repeated wear. The colors are all beautiful neutrals that have a luxe sheen in the sun, and the elongated upper converts them from an average pair of flats to a chicer iteration. And in terms of comfort, it elevated the experience: I never slipped out of them (or felt I would) and I ended the day without angry red lines from where the leather cut into my feet when they bent.

The real highlight, though, is the ventilation holes Everlane added. Flats have a habit of becoming gross, I-don’t-want-to-take-these-off-in-front-of-you shoes in the hot summer months. Adding perforation to the sides to encourage airflow is the kind of upgrade I wish I had thought to look for years ago. 

The Day Gloves are much pricier than what I would normally spend on a pair of flats and I did need to size a half size up, but given how often I wear them, how comfortable they are, and how much of my closet they go with, I’d rather have one pair of these than cycle through the run-of-the-mill pairs I typically buy.

Two-year update:

These are the best flats I’ve ever worn, and one of the first products I recommend when people inevitably ask me ‘what are the best things you’ve tested?’ when they learn what I do. I loved them so much I wrote a second review. They’re versatile, come in a whopping 11 colors now, and have aged really well. My white pair has been easy to clean (I use a damp paper towel), and I still wear them multiple times per week. Despite that, they show little signs of wear – some creasing of the leather, but nothing major. 

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Ellen Hoffman, Insider Reviews executive editor: The Day Glove in light blue, $100 (color no longer available)

Like a lot of workingwomen, I simply don’t have time for uncomfortable shoes. I’ve bought enough of them to know better at this point in my life. I need shoes that are supportive and versatile, and that can handle all the walking I do in New York City every day. And gratefully, Everlane’s new Day Glove seems up to the task.

The Day Glove surprised me with its out-of-the-box comfort and all-day-long breathability. The backs and sides of ballet flats typically blister and irritate my feet, but after a super short break-in period for the Italian leather (yep, these babies are made from only premium and ethically sourced materials, but they do still require a little time to mold to your feet), I was able to traipse all around the city in my Day Glove – in complete comfort.

Get yourself a pair in your favorite color (I’m partial to the light blue) – trust me, your feet will seriously thank you. Just make sure to size up half a size for a perfect fit. I normally wear a size 8, but I got an 8.5 per Everlane’s recommendation, and an 8 definitely would have been too small.  

Two-year update:

As a product reviewer, it’s really saying something when I consistently come back to a product, and Everlane’s Day Glove is the one pair of flats I’ll always come back to for its comfort and easy style. They’re my go-to transitional fall/spring shoe. I have three pairs of the Day Glove, two leather styles (in light blue and tan) and the new ReKnit version (in yellow). I slightly prefer the ReKnit version because my feet tend to sweat a bit in the leather style.

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The 5 best places to buy women’s cardigan sweaters

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  • Cardigans are perfect for when you catch a chill – or just want an extra layer of warmth.
  • Everlane, Gap, and Forever 21 are a few of the brands we turn to for great cardigan selections.
  • If you want to broaden your search, check out our guide on the best women’s sweaters.

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When in doubt, don a cardigan. That seems to be an unofficial rule in styling – whether you’re looking to polish a casual outfit or if the temperature suddenly drops. After all, in addition to keeping you sharply dressed, it also helps keep you warm in frigid office environments. When it comes to picking out your perfect cardigan, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, you’ll want to consider the fit. While some cardigans make slouchy look elegant, others are slightly more buttoned-up, and could almost pass for a less structured blazer. Also important to keep in mind is the material of your cardigan. Wool probably won’t work as well in warmer environments, while a thin cotton won’t do much to keep you cozy in the winter.  

No matter which of our favorite brands you choose to buy your next cardigan from, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. And while these options are marketed for women, we believe folks should wear what they like, regardless of their gender. But if you’re looking for men’s sizing, check out our guide to the best men’s cardigan sweaters

Here are the 5 best places to shop for cardigans:

Loft

LOFT Relaxed V Neck Cardigan in Whisper White

Loft’s cardigans have withstood the test of time thanks to their comfortable materials, durable construction, and classic aesthetic.

Sizing options: XXS-XXL in regular and petite

Though Loft has been around since 1954, don’t assume that the brand has lost touch with modern fashion. Rather, the cardigans from Loft do a great job of combining timeless elegance with more recent trends — jewel tones, unique cuts, and a distinctive point of view.

What you’ll love best about Loft is its extensive variety when it comes to cardigans. Whether you’re looking for a v-neck cardigan, longer cardigan, or cardigan with pockets, Loft has something for you.

One example of the brand’s consistently timeless elegance is the Relaxed V-Neck Cardigan. This sweet and simple sweater in black, white, or navy could blend in perfectly at a more professional function. Meanwhile, the Slouchy V-Neck Cardigan paired with jeans and sneakers could make an easygoing weekend errands outfit. 

What to buy: 

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Everlane

Everlane The Cotton-Merino Cardigan in Mist

Everlane‘s cardigan collection is chic and minimalistic, but oh-so cozy.

Sizing options: XXS-XL

It’s been eleven years since Everlane was founded, and in that time, the e-commerce brand has managed to make its way into what seems like every millennial’s professional and casual wardrobe. And with pieces like its cardigans, it’s really not very difficult to see why.

Everlane is absolutely unmatched in making the simple look sleek. Take, for example, The Texture Cotton Cardigan. The larger-ribbed knit design, made of a cotton-nylon blend, gives this sweater its texture and structure. Plus, the tortoise shell buttons add an elegant yet modern touch. While you could easily take this cardigan with you on a windy beach day, you could also wear it to the workplace without feeling too casual.

Everlane also does the boxy, oversized look better than most, but its fitted options are beautiful as well. The Cotton-Merino Cardigan is the embodiment of the classic cardigan with its slimmer fit that looks fantastic tucked into a pair of jeans or slacks. 

As for color options, Everlane offers up minimalistic neutrals to cover the basics as well as muted tones for subtle pops of color. 

What to buy:

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Forever 21

Forever 21 Ribbed Cardigan Sweater in Light Olive

Forever 21 is here to prove that you can buy a cardigan for less than $20.

Sizing options: XS-XL

I’m not ashamed to admit that I have more than a couple Forever 21 pieces hanging in my closet, and surprisingly enough, the ones that have lasted the longest have been my cardigans. When it comes to your basic, everyday cardigan selection, this teen-focused brand is actually a great place to start your search.

Because this brand caters toward a younger customer base, you’ll also be pleased to find that all of these styles are remarkably affordable. You can find a number of cardigans, like the Longline Cardigan Sweater for less than $25, and there are even styles for as low as $7. The millennial clientele of Forever 21 may also appreciate the more contemporary cardigan designs. Take, for example, the Ribbed Lettuce-Edge Cardigan with its playful trim and collar. 

But just because Forever 21 has a few more creative options on its list doesn’t mean that it’s pushed traditional styles to the wayside. The Heathered Knit Cardigan Sweater is a cozy yet chic cardigan that could be dressed up or down. 

What to buy: 

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Gap

Gap Ribbed Cardigan in Oyster Beige

Not only is Gap‘s cardigan selection vast in styles, it has colors and sizes for everyone. 

Sizing options: XS-XXL in regular, petite, and tall

If you’re looking for variety, head over to Gap. You might be surprised to find that this brand has a ton of assortment in terms of cardigan designs, colors, and sizes. To start, Gap carries cardigans that are open, buttoned, cropped, long, belted, and hooded. They’re ribbed, textured, softspun, and printed – you name it. And you can find these offerings in splashes of pink, blue, green, red, and more. 

One of the more practical factors to consider when picking out a cardigan is sizing. Gap, however, makes it easy for all with its Regular, Petite, and Tall ranges. Thankfully, a number of the stylish cardigan sweaters you can find in the Regular section, are also offered in Petite and Tall sizing. 

Some pieces to note are sportier cardigans like the Fleece Hooded Cardigan or chunkier, more casual options like the Button-Front Cardigan. But if neither of these fit the bill for you, the Ribbed Cardigan looks like a sweater you could easily elevate to an office look. 

What to buy: 

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Topshop at ASOS

Topshop at ASOS Tie Detail Wrap Cardigan in Rose

For cardigans that nearly reach the floor, check out Topshop‘s collection at ASOS.

Sizing options: XS-XL

If your preferred look is British chic, look no further than Topshop and its ever-trendy selection of cardigans. And while it may not be accurate to suggest that the long cardigan look is from across the pond, it does  decidedly fashion-forward. Take, for example, the Maxi Cardigan, a long open cardigan that has drop shoulders, side splits, and a ribbed trim. But just because it’s a more relaxed fit doesn’t mean it’s not stylish — thanks to its ankle (or almost floor, depending on your height) length, it doesn’t look just like every other knit cardigan you’ve ever owned. 

But the long cardigan isn’t the only style Topshop does well. The brand makes cropped, balloon sleeve, and collared cardigans, to name a few. The Cropped Cardigan is one of the brand’s more colorful and casual offerings, while the Tie Detail Wrap Cardigan is a versatile neutral option that turns the wrap trend into a chunky sweater. 

What to buy: 

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