Some people love to curl up in bed wearing a worn-out tee and the same softball sweatpants they’ve been wearing since high school. And to those people I say this: Wear whatever makes you comfortable! But if you’re ready to upgrade, there have never been more brands creating gorgeous pajama sets and mix-and-match pieces, so you can inject a little luxury into your bedtime routine.
We’ve tested multiple pairs of pajamas from dozens of brands, including cooling options, silk options, and everything in between. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best places to buy pajamas, whether it’s a cozy set or pieces you can mix-and-match. And while the majority of the picks on this list are identified as “pajamas for women,” we believe that folks should wear whatever style of loungewear they’re most comfortable in – regardless of how the industry chooses to gender the pieces. If you’re looking for men’s sizing, though, check out our guide to the best pajamas for men.
Here are the best places to buy pajamas for women in 2021:
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Although the brand is known for its bras, ThirdLove carries some of the comfiest pjs we’ve ever worn. The standout is the brand’s washable silk — a brushed silk that you can toss in your washer. The fabric is used in a shorts and tank set, as well as a sleep tee and a blouse and pant set. It feels luxurious without being fussy, and the silk keeps you nice and cool all night long.
Not into silk? You can’t go wrong with the brand’s other styles, including its WonderKnit collection, which features airy modal cotton that is lightweight, breezy, and super cozy.
What to buy:
WonderKnit™ Pajama Tee (small)WonderKnit™ Pajama Short (small)Washable Silk Sleep Tee (small)
Another underwear brand that also makes fantastic sleepwear, MeUndies has the market cornered on easy, unisex basics. It makes a single style of pajama set for both men and women — a classic button-down with a collar and drawstring pants. MeUndies also utilizes a lot of fun, punch colors and patterns for its pajamas, but also has a wide variety of solid colors, too.
If you’re not into the matching set, MeUndies also has tops and bottoms that you can mix and match, as well as lounge rompers and dresses that are so cozy, you’ll want to sleep in them, too.
Quince makes some of our favorite cashmere sweaters, but don’t, well, sleep on its sleepwear. The brand has a line of gorgeous washable silk pajamas that will add a little luxury to your evening routine. Senior editor Maria Del Russo swears by the brand’s button-up and pants set, thanks to how roomy the trousers are. “They have a slit up the side that makes them much more comfortable to sleep in,” she says. “I don’t feel like my legs get tangled at night.”
If you’re more into shorts, Quince has those, too, along with a sleeveless tank. You can mix and match these separates to find the perfect match. And since they’re made of washable silk, you can just toss ’em in the laundry when they’re ready to get clean — no dry clean bill required.
What to buy:
Silk Tee & Shorts Pajama Set (small)Silk Tank & Shorts Pajama Set (small)Silk Tee & Shorts Pajama Set (small)
J.Crew’s pajamas are reminiscent of the brand’s aesthetic — preppy, yet accessible. The brand’s Dreamy Cotton Pajamas are the popular style that customers reach for time and time again, and it’s easy to see why. Made of soft cotton, the set is seriously cozy and warm, but lightweight enough to avoid the dreaded night sweats.
Aside from the Dreamy Cotton Pajamas, J. Crew offers up vintage-inspired silhouettes, as well as mix-and-match basics. The brand also provides sweet nightgowns for folks who like to have their legs free while they snooze. And whether you love a bright, fun print or a simple solid hue, you’ll be able to find a style that suits you.
Aerie’s Real Soft pajamas earned a spot in our guide to best cooling pajamas for good reason. The fabric blend of viscose, cotton, and elastin allow air to flow while you sleep, so you can avoid the dreaded night sweats. And you can mix and match different sleeve and pant lengths to get the pairing that you prefer.
But Aerie’s pajamas aren’t just about utility. The brand does patterns adorably, from seersucker to florals. And if you prefer a nightgown over pants, Aerie’s got you covered there, too. Just note that the sizing tends to run large, which can be great for those who prefer a breezier silhouette. But you might want to size down if you prefer something true-to-size.
If you’re ready to add a little luxury to your pajama collection, then Papinelle is a great first stop. The brand offers a wide selection of pajama styles, from matching sets to stand-alone pieces in a range of elegant cuts. The Papinelle Classic Crop Pajamas is a gorgeous navy set with short sleeves and cropped pants that is cute enough to wear outside of your bedroom. Plus, its silk/cotton blend is airy and comfortable enough for warm sleepers to enjoy.
The brand also boasts washable silk, which is great for those who want the feel of silk but not the temperament, and organic cotton. Its slips, nightgowns, and short sets are equally adorable, and come in a wide range of colors and patterns. But if you’re someone who appreciates more simple styles in their sleepwear, the perfectly oversized Washable Silk Pajamas might be a great fit for you. The one drawback? Papinelle’s pajamas don’t have extended sizing, which is something we hope the brand rectifies in the future.
You know those old boxer shorts and tees you typically toss on to sleep in? They just got a major upgrade. Jambys are gender-inclusive boxer-style shorts that have pockets — and are made of the softest and breathable modal French terry. The matching JamTees, which are what the brand calls the matching tops, have a touch of stretch, too, so you don’t feel constricted while you snooze.
It’s the details that make Jambys so great. The tee has a small, two-inch slit on both side seams, so you can sit without the shirt feeling constricting. And the shorts are swingy and breathable, so they won’t get tangled between your legs. More into longer pants and tops? Jamby’s also has a pair of joggers and a hoodie for you to get cozy with.
If your main goal of pajamas is to be as cozy as possible, look no further than L.L. Bean. Case-in-point: The Cozy PJ set. Made from 100% breathable, soft cotton, they are cut to fit well without being baggy. They keep you cozily warm without making you overheat.
If those aren’t warm enough for you, L.L. Bean is also home to the softest flannel pajamas you could ever slip into. They’re made of high-quality, Portugeuse cotton flannel that will keep you incredibly toasty. And if you’re not into sets, L.L. Bean has a lot of pieces you can shop à la carte. You may not want to wear them outside of the bedroom, but they accomplish what a lot of folks want pajamas to accomplish — they’re warm and comfortable, which will help you snooze much easier.
Just like the brand’s swimwear styles, Summersalt’s sleepwear choices are punchy and fun. The Cloud 9 Silky PJ Set is a perfect example of that. It’s a lightweight silk set in a bright, bold stripe pattern and wide cuffs on the arms and legs. Its swingy silhouette would look just as good with a pair of sneakers as it does with your favorite pair of slippers. And the silky fabric is instantly cooling — ideal for the toasty sleepers of the world.
But even Summersalt’s more minimal pajama sets have gorgeous details that make them extra special. The All Day All Night Pajamas are incredibly soft and supple, and the pajama bottoms taper so they don’t get tangled in your legs. The neckline and sleeves have a delicate trim, and the drawstring waist is actually a velvet ribbon. Summersalt’s range of styles ensures that there’s something for everyone, whether you love a matching shorts set or a dainty nightgown.
Not everyone loves to sleep in matching shirt-and-pant sets. Some of us love to snooze in our underwear and a tank — and nothing else. For those pajama minimalists, there’s Stripe & Stare. The brand has a wide range of matching Vest & Knicker sets, which is British slang for a tank top and underwear. They are soft, stretchy, and lightweight, making them perfect for snoozing.
But if you are into a “normal” pair of pajamas, Stripe & Stare delivers there, too. The brand has long pants that you can buy on their own, as well as matching sets in darling patterns. What’s more? The Stripe & Stare is focused on sustainability and creates its sleepwear with a fabric made out of ethically sourced cellulose or wood fiber, so you can feel good about wearing them.
Although we’re reaching the final days of the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, many of the deals are still hot. As the company’s annual sitewide savings event, this is the time to find some of the biggest discounts and deals of the entire year – and that includes Black Friday.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale runs until Sunday, August 8, and the event includes thousands of deals across all categories on the site. To help you get straight to the good stuff, we’ve rounded up all of the best deals we know about right now, including savings on fashion, beauty, kitchenware, and more. Scroll on for the best deals we’ve seen this year.
So far, we’ve found some amazing deals on brands like UGG, Nike, Tory Burch, Dagne Dover, Theragun, and more!
The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 women’s style deals:
Pureboost 21 (medium)Frayed Corduroy Shirt Jacket (medium)Finn Chain Pointed Toe Mule women (medium)Essential Fleece Pants (medium)Perfect Back Seam Skinny Pants (medium)Body V Neck Bralette (medium)Faux Leather Jogging Pants (medium)Carson Convertible Leather Crossbody Bag (medium)Wubby Jacket (medium)Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Suit Yourself Long Sleeve V-Neck Bodysuit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Bra-llelujah! Unlined Bralette (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Jogger Pants (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Signature Classic Tote (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)2 Pack Slouchy Ribbed Crew Socks (medium)Landon Carryall (Small) (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)City Buckle Bootie (medium)Live In Pocket Jogger Pants (medium)Cozette Genuine Shearling Slipper (medium)CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan (medium)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mini Alidia Ring (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Sportswear Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)51mm Square Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Poppy Sneaker (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Caught in the Midi High Waist Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Daphne Over the Knee Boot (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)
The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 men’s style deals:
Week two of the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening now. As the company’s annual sitewide savings event, you’ll find some of the biggest discounts and deals of the entire year – and that includes Black Friday.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale runs through August 8, and the event includes thousands of deals across all categories on the site. Although the sale runs for a while, the best deals won’t last until the end. To help you save time and get straight to the good stuff, we’ve rounded up all of the best deals we know about right now, including savings on fashion, beauty, kitchenware, and more. Scroll on for the best deals we’ve seen this year.
So far, we’ve found some amazing deals on brands like UGG, Nike, Tory Burch, Dagne Dover, Theragun, and more!
The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 women’s style deals:
Finn Chain Pointed Toe Mule women (medium)Essential Fleece Pants (medium)Perfect Back Seam Skinny Pants (medium)Body V Neck Bralette (medium)Faux Leather Jogging Pants (medium)Carson Convertible Leather Crossbody Bag (medium)Wubby Jacket (medium)Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Suit Yourself Long Sleeve V-Neck Bodysuit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Bra-llelujah! Unlined Bralette (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Jogger Pants (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Signature Classic Tote (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)2 Pack Slouchy Ribbed Crew Socks (medium)Landon Carryall (Small) (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)City Buckle Bootie (medium)Red Carpet Strapless Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Live In Pocket Jogger Pants (medium)Cozette Genuine Shearling Slipper (medium)CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan (medium)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mini Alidia Ring (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Sportswear Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)51mm Square Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Poppy Sneaker (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Caught in the Midi High Waist Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Daphne Over the Knee Boot (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)
The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 men’s style deals:
Below, we’ve rounded up the best deals on fashion, beauty, grooming, and home items.
From Dagne Dover and Spanx to Kiehl’s and NuFace, these are the deals to add to your cart now.
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If you’re a fan of big savings, today is your lucky day. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is officially on. As the company’s annual sitewide savings event, you’ll find some of the biggest discounts and deals of the entire year – and that includes Black Friday.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 runs through August 8, and the event includes thousands of deals from all categories on the site. Although the sale runs for a while, the best deals won’t last until the end. To help you save time and get straight to the good stuff, we’ve rounded up all of the best deals we know about right now, including savings on fashion, beauty, kitchenware, and more. Scroll on for the best deals we’ve seen so far.
During the first day of the sale, we’ve seen some amazing deals on brands like UGG, Nike, Dagne Dover, Bonobos, NuFace, Spanx, Theragun, and more!
The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 women’s style deals:
Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Suit Yourself Long Sleeve V-Neck Bodysuit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Bra-llelujah! Unlined Bralette (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Jogger Pants (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Signature Classic Tote (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)2 Pack Slouchy Ribbed Crew Socks (medium)Landon Carryall (Small) (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)City Buckle Bootie (medium)Red Carpet Strapless Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Cloudflow Running Shoe (medium)Moonlight Short Pajamas (medium)True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette (medium)Live In Pocket Jogger Pants (medium)Cozette Genuine Shearling Slipper (medium)CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan (medium)Carson Zip Top Crossbody Bag (medium)Faux Leather Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mini Alidia Ring (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Sportswear Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)51mm Square Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Poppy Sneaker (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Caught in the Midi High Waist Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Daphne Over the Knee Boot (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Feathers Underwire Contour Maternity/Nursing Bra (medium)
The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 men’s style deals:
Although mothers may be challenging to shop for – humbly resigning to the phrase “you don’t have to get me anything” – we can safely say she’ll love any of the gifts in this guide.
This list can help you find what you’re looking for or, at the very least, spark some inspiration. Whether she’s into the latest and greatest tech, loves to read, or wants to update her work-from-home wardrobe with comfortable loungewear, there’s a unique gift for Mom, below.
For a gift that’s fresh and delicious, send Mom a box of Georgia peaches. She’ll be sure to love this farm-to-table gift that’s handpicked, packed, and shipped right to her doorstep through Goldbelly. The Pearson Family has been growing peaches in Georgia for over 130 years, so you can’t go wrong with this pick.
Your mom’s soft spot might be jewelry, but taking care of each piece is a must. This jewelry cleaner removes dirt and grime in minutes using water only. She’ll appreciate this little machine that will take great care of her jewelry.
A purse is an obvious gift for Mom if she has an eye for handbags. You can mix things up by giving her one that’s both a purse and a backpack. The Alunna by Senreve is versatile and stylish, and it can be worn on her back, hand, over the shoulder, or across her body. Plus, it can organize all of Mom’s essentials with its two interior pockets and exterior cardholder.
Summer’s here, which, for some moms, means it’s time to break out refreshing cocktails. This cocktail maker will make Mom’s life a whole lot easier, since all she has to do is pop in a cocktail capsule, choose her preferred strength, and press mix. She’ll be sipping a margarita, cosmopolitan, or gin martini in seconds.
Even the most organized mom could use the help of a trusty planner. This one from Panda Planner has monthly, weekly, and daily sections for all of her needs. She’ll have her schedule, tasks, goals, and projects all in one place. We like the layout of this planner so much that we include it in our guide to the best planners.
A digital picture frame for remembering the good times
It’s hard to find a mom who isn’t obsessed with taking photos and displaying them all around the house. But instead of buying tons of picture frames, she can show off all her family photos using this digital picture frame. You can upload an unlimited amount of pictures to the Aura app, connect the frame to Wi-Fi, and she’s all set.
Slippers may seem like a pedestrian gift for Mom, but they don’t have to be if you shop the right pair. The Coquette features Ugg’s signature sheepskin interior and exterior, plus a lightweight outsole that can also travel outside. You can read more about why we love this slipper in our review of our favorite Ugg slippers.
Mom might be planning her next trip out of town, and what better travel accessory to have than a personalized passport cover and luggage tag? She’ll be less likely to lose her passport or suitcase thanks to these colorful accessories that also sport her initials.
A personalized video message from her favorite celebrity
When trying to think of a unique gift for Mom, one that might not immediately come to mind is Cameo. The online service has tons of famous people she might want a personalized video message from, like her favorite actor from “The Office” or most-loved musician. Whether it’s for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or a different milestone, there’s something for everyone on Cameo, with all types of categories and price points to choose from.
Moms need time to themselves, too, and these face mask minis will have her and her skin feeling rejuvenated. She can kick back and relax with one of the black tea masks, the clay mask, the rose mask, or even the sugar exfoliator.
For the mom who doubles as a yogi, this mat has just the right amount of padding, is made of eco-friendly materials, and has a no-slip grip texture. It has even earned the title of best yoga mat overall in our guide to the best yoga mats.
A desk calendar can add a decorative touch to her desk, but one that displays photos of her and her family makes for an even better gift for mom. She’ll love glancing at her calendar and being reminded of her favorite memories with you.
A coffee table book for the mom who loves photography
You can’t go wrong with a coffee table book gift for Mom, and this one is a true standout. The photography is sure to be top-notch, since National Geographic created this book. Moms often serve as constant sources of inspiration, so why not pass along this book of powerful women to your mom.
Vuori is well-known for its super-soft fabrics and flattering cuts, and the Daily Leggings are just another example. This style looks like a pair of joggers but fits like a pair of leggings. The high waistband and drawstring allow for a snug feel while the brand’s smoothing technology gives an airbrushed appearance.
Sunglasses are spring and summer essentials and a perfect gift for Mom. GlassesUSA carries a wide variety of popular brands, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Muse, Prada, and more. Through June 15, get 30% off your entire order for sunglasses and eyeglasses with free Rx lenses and shipping, if you enter code USA30 at checkout. Also through June 15, use code DEAL60 to save 60% off frames for sunglasses and eyeglasses with free Rx lenses and shipping.
She can access hundreds of streaming services, including Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more, with this affordable entertainment hub. Plus, Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes with Amazon Prime Video. This model supports up to 4K Ultra HD. You can read more in our guide to the best streaming devices.
Honor any mother figure with a custom hardcover photo album that commemorates their best life moments. You can tie in her life story with a display-worthy dust jacket that puts her front and center. Choose from 11 fabric binding colors to complement her bookshelf or coffee table.
The weighted sleep mask that’s the ticket to instant sleep
Move over, weighted blankets. These eye masks have gentle weights with just the right amount of pressure to lull her to sleep. The four equally weighted pods let her rest easy no matter her sleep position.
A year-long MasterClass membership to learn new things
MasterClass, unlike many competitors, follows a format that feels like a one-sided conversation with your favorite icons rather than a traditional academic setting. It’s interesting — and you can go as deep (into reading materials) or shallow (listening to their insight while running errands) as you like to. An Unlimited Membership will give them access to all the site’s classes for the year.
Function of Beauty revolutionizes haircare by creating a custom line of shampoo and conditioner that’s based on her hair type and goals. She can choose the formula’s color and fragrance as well as add personalized details like her name on the bottle.
Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are the ones we always recommend to friends, family, and readers, for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and comfort.
The Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything she needs to completely makeover her bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. Each bundle includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet cover, and four pillowcases. Brooklinen also sells comforters, pillows, candles, and blankets.
Candles make any home smell great, and this fancy candle set from Otherland will look gorgeous in any room in her house. It includes three coconut and soy wax blend candles in beautiful glass vessels. Each candle burns for 55 hours — that’s a lot of time that your mom can spend enjoying this gift.
Hydo Flask’s products have a cult following for a number of reasons: The double-walled vacuum seal keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours on end, many products come with a lifetime warranty, and the bright colors add a bit of fun to something that’s otherwise thought of as ordinary. You can hear more about why we love this water bottle, in our guide to the best travel mugs.
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A plush bathrobe will make every shower feel like a trip to the spa. Parachute’s soft Turkish cotton robe comes in four great colors: white, mineral, blush, and stone. This cozy gift for Mom will become her go-to pick.
There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things moms should find charming.
We’ve ordered bouquets from The Bouqs Co. and UrbanStems and both offer gorgeous flower arrangements, potted plants, and even dried bouquets, and they’re delivered quickly, too. A bouquet of flowers is a classic gift for Mom that she’ll love on any given day.
The Sill is a relatively new startup that’s making the process of choosing and buying house plants much easier. This gift set is just one of many options you can choose from — you can even shop based on which plants are pet-safe.
Get your mom a beautiful pair of earrings or a necklace with her zodiac sign that she can wear every day. Mejuri is a favorite jewelry startup of ours, so your Mom will likely enjoy this Canadian company’s delicate jewelry, too.
Milk Bar’s treats will definitely satisfy her sweet tooth. Choose from a limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake Cake, the bestselling B’Day Truffles, and plenty more. We break down how to shop for Milk Bar online, here.
A wooden gift crate with 2 pounds of cheese inside
Cheese lovers will find a lot to like in this wooden gift crate (yes, crate) from Murray’s Cheese, which includes 2 pounds of English cheddar, brie, cave-aged Gruyere, and one-year-aged Manchego along with snacks to pair with each cheese: spiced cherry preserves, sea salt and olive oil crackers, and Marcona almonds. It’s a mouthwatering gift for Mom that’ll surely satisfy her cheese cravings. For more of the best from Murray’s Cheese, check out our guide to the best cheeses you can buy online.
Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your mom’s hometown, her college town, her favorite travel destination, or the place where she got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination.
Made from a soft wool-cashmere blend and cushiony foam padding, Margaux slippers feel like stepping into a cloud. She’ll enjoy wearing any of the three styles — Slide, Ballet, or Cozy — around the house.
After a long day, all she wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While she can’t get a real massage every day, you can give her this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give her a quality massage for much less.
If she loves to read and isn’t ready to go 100% digital, a Book of the Month membership is the perfect gift. This gift membership gets Mom her pick of the best new books for $12.50 to $15 a month depending on the length of subscription you choose to give her (three, six, or 12 months). She can also request extra books if she reads more than one book a month.
On the other hand, if she’s tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift for Mom. The latest version is waterproof, too, which is a huge bonus.
Made of soft organic cotton just like her favorite T-shirt, this weighted blanket can help her fall asleep faster and its buttery softness is perfect for wrapping up in. We ranked it as the best weighted throw blanket in our guide to the best weighted blankets.
Every chef knows that cooking with fresh ingredients like basil can make a big difference. The Click & Grow Smart Garden is a self-watering system that allows even the most amateur gardeners to quickly and effortlessly grow herbs and vegetables. We tried it and were impressed with how well it worked, and the truly effortless process.
At $160, this Le Creuset Dutch oven is the most expensive piece of cookware in my kitchen, but it is also my most used. It comes in tons of colors, so you can choose Mom’s favorite. We’ve even ranked it as the best overall in our guide to the best Dutch ovens.
Not only does this cookbook contain more than 120 delicious recipes, you’ll also find tons of personal stories and beautiful photos of Food Network star and award-winning blogger Molly Yeh and her family.
A cutting board in the shape of the state she calls home
Available for all 50 states as well British Columbia, Puerto Rico, Long Island, and Ontario, this uniquely shaped cutting and serving board doubles as kitchen decor. It’s a great gift for the mom who loves spending time in the kitchen.
A sous vide for making tender, perfectly cooked meat
The Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Mom’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, but it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time. You can hear more about why we love this product in our guide to the best sous vide machines.
Dagne Dover’s Legend Tote is a sophisticated and spacious work bag with a padded laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, and other thoughtful interior pockets that will keep her organized and always ready to go.
An Italian leather wallet that can be monogrammed with her initials
A sophisticated leather wallet instantly elevates a busy woman’s everyday style and keeps her organized when she’s constantly moving from place to place. You can get this Italian leather wallet from Cuyana in seven colors. We really love the Stone leather version that has a surprise red lining on the inside for a pop of color.
If her veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a gift subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag.
With this retro-inspired electric kettle in her kitchen, she’ll spend much less time making tea and more time enjoying a cup. It comes in 10 fun colors, like pastel green, pastel blue, and bright red. You can learn more about this kettle in our guide to the best electric and stovetop tea kettles.
Moms work hard and they often have to wake up early. Just because she has to wake up before the sun rises that doesn’t mean she has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.
Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake her up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so she can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. You can find out why we recommend this alarm clock in our guide to the best sunrise alarm clocks.
No-show socks are notoriously known for slipping down your feet throughout the day – until now.
A good no-show sock fits snugly, is comfortable and breathable, and doesn’t bunch up in your shoes.
After testing, these five socks are the pairs we’d recommend.
Let us start by saying that no-show socks can be seriously hard to shop for. You might think you’re getting the best bang for your buck by buying some generic no-show socks in bulk online – only to find them slipping halfway down your feet after an hour or so of wearing them. Not to mention, some socks are self-proclaimed as “no-show,” but they’re still really visible. So, what are “no-show” socks, really? For this guide, we’re going to define no-show socks as ones that don’t rise above your ankle (excluding tabs) – but that’s not the only factor we’re taking into consideration.
To make it onto our top-five no-show favorites list, these socks had to pass some rigorous on-foot testing to make sure they are true to size, comfortable, slip-free, and meet some other must-have qualifications. If you’re interested in learning about our full testing methodology, you can read about it here. Just want to cut to the chase and upgrade your sock game, like, yesterday? You can totally do that, too. That said, after testing 11 different no-show socks, these five take the cake for being the best you can buy.
Maye-Williams might be a newcomer in the activewear world (est. 2018), but this company knows how to make high-quality, durable no-show socks. That said, please welcome Maye-Williams’ Flexforce No-Show Socks. Available in 3-packs of both women’s and men’s sizes in white, black, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange, and blue, these checked off every box for us. They’re super comfortable, soft, breathable (97% Polyester and 3% Spandex), and the best part: They don’t slide down while you’re wearing them.
My boyfriend tested out the men’s socks and I tested out the women’s, and our results were pretty similar. Neither of our socks ever slipped down during our walk and they even stayed on while we were sleeping (which is revolutionary, if you ask us). The only downsides? Although the men’s socks say they fit a size 6-12, my boyfriend, who is usually a size 11, found his to be a little too tight and pretty thin. There also doesn’t seem to be any other sizes to choose from, which might limit some people if they don’t fit within that size range. Otherwise, we both rate Maye-Williams’ Flexforce No-Show Socks as deserving of five out of five stars.
If you’re looking for a sock that’s super no-show, Allbirds’ Trino Sprinters No-Show Socks will definitely fit the bill. Besides being available in three colors, Seafoam, Malibu, and Pacific, and in sizes S-XL, these socks have tons of other features that make them notable. They’re made of a super-breathable eucalyptus fiber and merino wool mesh knit material, which keeps your feet cool (despite the wool), they have a reinforced heel and toe, are made with totally renewable carbon-neutral materials, they help minimize odor, and they wick away moisture.
So, when I tested them out, the first thing I noticed was the compression in the arch and how soft they were. After walking around in them, the compression made them feel extra snug (but in the best of ways) and my feet stayed cool the entire time. No slipping down, either! The only downside: I did notice a small, loose string coming off of one of the socks, and since they’re pretty thin, I’m a little worried about how long they’ll last. Regardless, these passed the test for being one of the best no-show socks you can buy — bonus points for Allbirds offering a variety of sizes!
What’s really great about Swiftwick is the brand really takes the time to go through the details of what makes its socks stand out from the rest. I tried out a few different types of Swiftwick’s no-show socks, but the Aspire Zero No-Show Socks are what sold me. But before we jump into why, we need to talk about Swiftwick’s slogan, which is “The best socks you will ever wear guaranteed.” With something like that written on the socks’ packaging, my expectations were pretty high. Turns out, those high expectations were met. These socks tout a thin, contoured compression fit (AKA no awkward bunching or blisters), moisture-wicking fiber, a breathable “barely-there” feel, and the company follows totally sustainable practices to boot.
I tried out the White Navy color and I got tons of compliments from my friends on how chic and nice my socks were. (How often do you get complimented on your socks?!) I especially love the firm compression, how they hug my feet perfectly, and how they didn’t budge once. In other words, I definitely understand why these are Swiftwick’s most popular running socks. The only downside? These rise a little higher than some of the other no-show socks I tested out, but they still don’t rise above the ankle (tab excluded), so they work!
The last thing you want to worry about while running or training is needing to pull up the sock that’s bunching up in your shoe, which is why Lululemon made a serious effort to make these Power Stride No-Show Socks with Active Grips totally athlete-friendly. These socks are extra stretchy, provide micro-cushioning, and have super-stay grip tabs on the backs, all while providing awesome arch support. You can buy them in packs of three in White, Black, White/Blue Linen/Black, or White/Heather Grey/Black.
It was a little chilly out while wearing these, and they actually helped keep my feet warm — but definitely not hot. They’re very breathable and lightweight, so I was surprised at how comfortable the micro-cushioning is. Despite being light, you can tell they’re made of durable material that will make them worth their price. And the arch support? It felt like my feet were being gently hugged the whole time wearing them. The only “downsides” I could find are the slightly awkward fit at the bottom of the heel and the slightly tall grips — but I had to try pretty hard to find any cons at all, so these no-show socks rank pretty high up there.
Power Stride No-Show Socks with Active Grips (small)
ToeSox Casual Dash No-Show Socks
You can consider blisters a thing of the past with ToeSox’s Casual Dash No-Show Socks. These ultra-soft casual no-show socks are available in the colors Black and Carbon. They have a snug spot for each of your toes to fit into so they won’t rub against each other or generate too much heat or moisture. Plus, the silicone grips on the backs of the socks help keep them in place, so you can focus on what you’re doing throughout the day instead of being inconvenienced by your sliding footwear. Bonus points for them being made of organic cotton!
That said, I’ve never been a fan of socks with spots for your toes — until now. These are awesome and way more comfortable than I thought socks with spots for your toes would be. They fit snugly on my feet and toes and didn’t fall down once while wearing them. Although the initial process of fitting my toes into each spot took a little longer than I’d like, once they were on I didn’t want to take them off.
To test each of these no-show socks, I walked around the courtyard at my apartment building twice while wearing the same sneakers each time and taking note of how comfortable, breathable, and supportive each pair of socks was. The most important thing, though, was making sure they didn’t slide down my feet.
As someone who owns several pairs of no-show socks that all slide down while wearing them, I was so ready to find some that don’t budge. After taking a walk, I wore each pair for a few more hours to see how they held up while sitting at home and lounging, then I created a pros and cons list for each of them.
That said, the reasons why some of the other socks didn’t make this list are because they slid down, fit awkwardly, were uncomfortable, left behind red marks, or were too tall to actually be considered our definition of “no-show.”
Several top women’s fashion brands are included, like UGG, Tory Burch, Spanx, and Stuart Weitzman.
See some of the best deals from this year’s sale below and start planning your purchases.
Nordstrom’s annual Anniversary Sale – the retailer’s most popular sale of the year – is officially back on July 28. Anyone can currently preview what’s included in the sale, though if you happen to be a Nordstrom cardholder, you can start shopping now.
While the Anniversary Sale is a great time to stock up on beauty and home items, it’s also one of the best times to score deals on top women’s style brands. You’ll see some of the biggest discounts of the entire year, with Spanx’s bestselling Faux Leather Leggings on sale for $64.90 (originally $98) and Ray-Ban sunglasses marked down to $99.90 (originally $161) just to name a few.
If this year is anything like Anniversary Sales of the past, then these items will go fast. Even if you’re not a cardholder, we still recommend heading to Nordstrom now to start planning out your purchases. To help you get a head start, we’ve selected some of the best deals from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which you can find below.
The best women’s style deals to shop during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in 2021:
True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette (medium)Live In Pocket Jogger Pants (medium)Cozette Genuine Shearling Slipper (medium)CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan (medium)Carson Zip Top Crossbody Bag (medium)Faux Leather Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mini Alidia Ring (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Sportswear Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)51mm Square Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Poppy Sneaker (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Caught in the Midi High Waist Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Daphne Over the Knee Boot (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)
And while the transparent pricing model already makes Everlane fairly accessible, it just got even easier to fill up your closet thanks to the retailer’s huge Summer Sale. Starting today, July 19, you can find nearly 1,000 styles for men and women at up to 60% off.
Everlane doesn’t often host sales, so this is one event we recommend checking out. Most of the styles included are summer pieces, like crewneck tees for $12 and a pair of strappy sandals for $19, but you can also get ahead of the fall season with classic cashmere sweaters discounted to just $40.
The sale will continue while inventory lasts, but with prices like this, we don’t expect that to be very long. Just keep in mind while making your selections that many, though not all, of the items are final sale.
Each pair is office-ready, easy to care for, and lets you skip the trip to the dry cleaners.
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Finding the perfect pair of women’s work pants is an odyssey some of us seemingly spend our entire lives traveling.
Day after day, we’re confronted with a never-ending loop of misshapen chinos, leggings that claim to be pants, and the occasional red herring of a great stretch pant that morphs into a deflated parachute by midnight.
But, for all the terrible fits and fabrics out there, there are some really great options – and you don’t have to spend more than $200. All of the work pants on this list are machine-washable, stretchy without bagging out, and some even have upgrades like adjustable hems so you don’t have to change for different footwear or pay a tailor to cut off the necessary four inches for a petite frame.
Below, you’ll find our personal favorite washable work pants along with other top-rated options we’ve rooted out based on their many rave reviews.
The 7 best pairs of washable work pants for women in 2021:
M.M.LaFleur The Foster Pant
Several of us on the Insider Reviews team own the Foster from M.M.LaFleur, and they’re some of the best overall work pants we’ve come across. The silhouette is sleek, classic, and versatile enough that you can wear it casually on the weekend too. What really differentiates these pants though is the adjustable hem, a rare feature that lets you instantly change the length. We also like how the stretchy material holds up to its wrinkle-resistant claims so you look as polished at the end of the day as you did walking out the door.
When it comes to quality basics, we could easily fill up an entire wardrobe with Eileen Fisher’s minimalistic designs. The brand’s Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pants have a pull-on style and feature all the comfort of a legging, but with a straight-leg silhouette you can dress up with heels or loafers. You can choose from classic black or an elegant off-white color, but take note that the off-white is fairly transparent.
Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pants (small)
Everlane The Dream Pant
If you dread the idea of returning to “hard pants,” the Everlane Dream Pant is here to bridge the gap between joggers and formal slacks. It’s made with a soft cotton/modal blend but cut into a tailored silhouette with pintucked details. They’ll feel more professional when paired with a button-down or blouse, but you can just as easily pair these pants with a T-shirt too. Like the Foster, the Dream Pant is made with a wrinkle-resistant material to keep you looking fresh from 9am to 9pm.
The Dream Pant (small)
Spanx Perfect Pant Collection
Spanx took its popular shaping technology and turned it into a line of work pants that’s entirely machine-washable. Dubbed “The Perfect Pant Collection,” the four styles include two skinny fits, a straight leg, and a high-rise flare.
You can find our full review of the collection here, but the short version is that each is made with a thick, comfortable ponte fabric that looks professional while feeling like a pair of leggings. Another plus is the inclusive size range and the option to choose petite, regular, or tall lengths.
The Perfect Pant (Slim Straight) (small)
LOFT Slim Pants
With its plethora of affordable workwear, we’d be remiss not to include LOFT on our list. The retailer’s Slim Pants feature a slightly relaxed silhouette along with four pockets for a more tailored look. You’ll also have the choice of a regular or curvy fit and a regular, petite, or tall length to help you get the correct fit right off the rack.
Though they might not be the best match for formal office settings, the Brooklyn pant has plenty of range thanks to its performance material: it’s quick-drying, wrinkle-resistant, breathable, machine-washable, and has a sun-protection rating of UPF 50+. Even better, these pants are sustainably made from recycled water bottles.
ADAY Turn It Up Pant
The ADAY ethos is anchored in sustainability, versatility, and simplicity, with designs that help you “do more with less.” The brand’s Turn it Up Pant blends the silhouette of traditional trousers with modern details like an elastic waistband and a washable material.
The legs are made to be cuffed for an alternate look, but if you decide you’d rather have them hemmed, ADAY will actually give you a $15 gift card if you send in a copy of your tailoring receipt.
Below, we’ve rounded up the best deals on men’s style, women’s style, and beauty and grooming.
Preview the sale and add your favorites to your wishlist for July 28 or shop early as a cardmember.
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If you’re a fan of big savings, you’ll need to know all about the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. As the company’s annual sitewide savings event, you’ll find some of the biggest discounts and deals of the entire year – and that includes Black Friday.
This year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially kicks off on July 28 and will run until August 8. And on August 9, you can expect prices to go back up.
If you’re a Nordstrom Cardmember, you can access the sale early beginning this week. Today, July 12, cardholders with Icon status can shop the sale. On July 14, cardholders with Ambassador status can begin to shop, and on July 16, cardholders with Influencer status (entry-level members) can begin to shop.
The 12-day savings event will include thousands of deals from all categories on the site. Although the sale runs for a while, the best deals won’t last until the end. To help you save time and get straight to the good stuff, we’ve rounded up all of the best deals we know about right now.
Though you can’t purchase them just yet (unless you’re a cardholder), adding these items to your wishlist will make checking out incredibly easy when the sale begins. And these aren’t even all of the deals we expect to see. Nordstrom has teased steep price cuts on rarely-discounted brands like Dyson, Theragun, and more.
The best women’s style deals
Faux Leather Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mini Alidia Ring (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Assorted 3-Pack of Ankle Socks (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Sportswear Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)51mm Square Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Poppy Sneaker (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Caught in the Midi High Waist Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Daphne Over the Knee Boot (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)
The best men’s style deals
Short Sleeve Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Junction Jacket (medium)Hooded Sweatshirt (medium)Essential Nylon Running Jacket (medium)Slim Fit Short Sleeve Button-Up Performance Shirt (medium)Men’s Shop Trim Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt (medium)Scuff Slipper (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Ultra Boost (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Chuck 70 Ox Low (medium)Pop Quiz Backback (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)50mm Wayfarer Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)
The best beauty deals
Trinity Facial Toning Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Travel Size The Moisturizing Soft Cream Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Lash Enhancing Serum Duo (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Full Size The Body Wash & Body Lotion Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Bond Management Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Clean Facial Cleansing Device (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Magic Duo Full Size Gold Lush Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Fit Compact Hair Dryer (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Pro Facial Steamer Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Jumbo Hinoki Hand Soap (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Resurfacing Mask Mix & Mask Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)