Gift-giving season is fast approaching — Amazon, in fact, already launched its holiday gift guides earlier this month — and so if you’re looking to cross holiday shopping off your list sooner rather than later this year, you’ve come to the right place.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of shopping in person, you can snatch these editor-approved items below from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your significant other or something sentimental for Mom, we’ve rounded up some stellar picks so you won’t find yourself scrambling come December 24 (we’ve all been there).
For the fashionista
(Re)sourced Cashmere Mockneck Midi Sweater Dress ($178; madewell.com)
Cashmere is one of those incredibly soft fabrics that many of us consider buying, only to look at the price tag and think, “No, not this time” (aka: a perfect gifting option). This gorgeous cashmere sweater dress is such a timeless piece that will quickly become a wardrobe staple.
Naadam The Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater ($75; naadam.co)
Cashmere is a classic wardrobe essential but typically comes with a high price tag. For only $75, give the gift of comfort with this plush and top-rated (over 1,200 5-star reviews!) cashmere sweater.
Bombas Socks (starting at $12; bombas.com)
Switch up the usual cheap fuzzy socks in her stocking this year and pick up a pair of everyday cotton socks to gift instead. With a smooth and seamless design and blister protection (hallelujah!), these will remain like new in the sock drawer for a long time to come.
For the beauty lover
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner ($22; stilacosmetics.com)
If your giftee is a beauty junkie, trust us — she’ll appreciate this liquid liner whose name doesn’t lie. (In fact, we crowned it the best liquid eyeliner of 2020 in our tests.) It’s a truly stay-all-day, pigmented, easy-to-apply liquid liner that’s certain to become a makeup bag staple.
Billie Smooth Operator Kit ($35; mybillie.com)
Billie, whose razor was our winner for best women’s razor of 2020, is celebrating the holidays with several gift sets. We were impressed by the Billie razor’s user-friendly design, close shave and remarkably low price, and now you can gift one, along with a refill pack, Billie’s Shave Cream and Billie’s Dry-Bye Lotion, in one cute and practical kit.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($399.99; dyson.com)
If you’re looking to splurge on a special woman in your life, this Dyson hair dryer, engineered for all different hair types, is a worthy investment. It’s been known to drastically reduce hair-drying time without using extreme heat, and its cool space-agey design is a nice bonus to boot.
For the home decorator
Bearaby Cotton Napper (starting at $249; bearaby.com)
Here’s the thing: Anyone might be hesitant to drop big bucks for an impossibly cozy luxury blanket for themselves, but anyone would also be thrilled to receive this as a gift. Available in a variety of colors, this weighted, chunky-braided blanket provides the coziest cocoonlike feel, void of artificial colors and synthetic beads. They’ll be thanking you all winter long.
The Sill Succulent Trio (starting at $45; thesill.com)
Twee succulent accents aren’t likely to go out of style anytime soon, so give the gift of the cutest succulent trio this holiday season, perfectly petite for her desk, windowsill or kitchen counter.
Small Corgi Planter ($22.99; etsy.com)
If she loves dogs and plants, this small corgi planter is calling her name. The handcrafted piece is perfect for housing succulents and other small plants or flowers.
Bedsure Satin Pillowcase for Hair and Skin, 2-Pack ($8.49, originally $9.99; amazon.com)
Everyone appreciates the gift of self-care, and these affordable satin pillowcases will be a welcome addition to her sleep routine. Ideal for keeping hair tangle-free and skin devoid of pillowcase-induced creases overnight, these are available in 25 colors to match any bedding situation.
GlobeIn 3-Month Gift Subscription ($114; globein.com)
For the woman in your life who is constantly shopping at HomeGoods or Pier 1 Imports, this three-month subscription of home decor items is a no-brainer. Featuring carefully curated products from around the world, this box can be tailored to her tastes so she receives the pieces that match her aesthetic. We tried it ourselves and instantly fell in love with the beautiful, handcrafted items.
Parachute Linen Sheet Set (starting at $149; parachutehome.com)
We don’t know about you, but when it comes to buying new sheets, the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” comes to mind. Since it may not be a priority for your loved one, treat her to these lovely linen sheets — the sheets, in fact, that we named best linen sheets on the market in our tests.
Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag ($36; amazon.com)
It’s 2020, and if your loved one hasn’t gotten on the reusable shopping bag train, now’s the time to get them started. For some people, spending money on a nylon bag may be low on their priority list, which makes this a great eco-friendly gift idea.
T-fal Nonstick Dishwasher-Safe Pan With Lid ($39.99; amazon.com)
Cooking has been a stay-at-home pastime for many people in this strange year, so what better way to harbor a newfound hobby than to give the gift of what we found to be the best nonstick pan of 2020? This T-fal pan is titanium-reinforced and dishwasher-safe, and its durable nonstick design makes it the perfect gift to pair with one of Amazon’s favorite cookbooks and personalized apron (*chef’s kiss*).
For the sentimental
Knock Knock What I Love About Mom Fill-in-the-Blank Journal ($10; amazon.com)
Who says cute fill-in-the-blank prompts to give Mom are reserved for a Mother’s Day breakfast in first grade? Nestle into the nostalgia of what you used to give to your mom years ago with this sweet journal for a heartfelt holiday keepsake. It’s the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.
Botanicals Notebook Collection ($12.17, originally $12.95; amazon.com)
If your giftee is type A and notorious for her morning to-do lists, this notebook bundle is the perfect stocking stuffer. Featuring a beautiful floral design by Rifle Paper Co., the set of three paperback notebooks is under $15 and ready for your shopping cart.
Simple Elephant Undated Planner 2021-2022 ($17.99; amazon.com)
There’s nothing like starting the new year with a new planner, and this simple yet spacious daily, weekly and monthly productivity planner will have your giftee ringing in 2021 the right way (after 2020, we could all use it), with dedicated sections for recording goals and reflections as well as an undated calendar.
For the tech-savvy
Galaxy Buds+ (starting at $129.99, originally $149.99; amazon.com)
Maybe you missed the Amazon Prime Day deal on AirPods, but you’re in luck since these compact Bluetooth and top-rated Galaxy Buds+ are still on sale. Versatile and discreet, the buds are great for calling into a work meeting, listening to a podcast while applying makeup or going on a neighborhood jog.
Away Carry-On ($225; away.com)
Though travel is theoretically on standby this year, this carry-on is perfect for weekend getaways and for the future Caribbean vacation you’re dreaming about. Compact yet still designed with sufficient storage, this durable and TSA-approved suitcase is perfect to pair with a personalized travel pillow for a thoughtful touch. Oh, and did we mention we named it the best carry-on suitcase of 2020?
Theragun Mini (RED) ($199; therabody.com)
While a personal massage therapist would be a wonderful gift, this portable massager is a more practical solution to alleviate muscle tension. We tried the line of Theragun products, and the Mini stood out to us as an accessible and effective way to massage out any soreness. Plus, if she’s working in front of a desk all day, she’ll surely appreciate this pocket-size problem solver.
Breville Super Q Blender ($499.95; breville.com)
If you’re thinking of something for the smoothie-obsessed person in your life, this blender is the way to go. We found it to be the best of the best when we tested blenders: It’s perfect for smoothies, batters, soups and all other blending needs.
Elago W3 Apple Watch Stand ($9.99; amazon.com)
Some Apple watches have a price point of around $430, yet at the end of the day, they’re often flung on the dresser, void of a decent home until worn again. For under $10, this adorable Apple watch stand is the gift that will have her thanking you for keeping her tech gadget protected and organized in her bedroom.
For the caffeine-addicted
Atlas Coffee 6-Month Subscription ($109, originally $120; atlascoffeeclub.com)
This gift subscription is a must-have for anyone obsessed with new and exciting coffees. For a little over $100, she’ll be set for six months with delicious, gourmet coffees from all around the world. When we tried it out for ourselves, we especially enjoyed the little notecards sent with each shipment detailing the coffee’s history.
Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe by Breville ($167.50, originally $179.95; amazon.com)
On the topic of coffee: This premium coffee maker is our pick for the best single-serve coffee maker on the market and includes a milk frother feature (perfect for coffee-shop-esque lattes). Plus, it’s incredibly simple to use.