A multipurpose glass kitchen board that adds a ton of style, but does *not* take up a lot of space. This functions as a trivet for hot pots and plates, makes for the ideal cutting board, and is the perfect way to display fruits, meats, and cheeses. Talk about a gouda gift, eh?
Wireless Bluetooth earbuds with 80,000+ reviews that are sweat-proof, block noise, last up to four hours on a single charge (the case itself has 14 hours of charging time), and don’t cost a small fortune — aka the perfect “expensive but not really” gift.
A smartphone lens kit that provides professional camera quality without the professional camera quality price. For less than $20, they’ll be snapping photos worthy of a full page in National Geographic (or at the very least, the Instagram account they just created).
A Wilton cooling rack for the maman who either A: has a food Insta or B: has come very close to creating one. This tiered tool is collapsible and can fit up to three dozen cookies (aka the exact amount I’d like to eat in one sitting).
An attachable aerator to make their less-than-$10 wine taste like it was sourced from Napa and aged for 10 centuries. “I’m getting some dry notes of expensive,” they’ll say.
The Complete Body Hero Collection, a one-stop shop for completely transforming their shower routine from blah to bam. This neroli-scented set includes a moisturizer, oil wash, a dry oil mist, *and* an exfoliating bar (more info on ze ingredient specifics below).
An off-shoulder maxi dress designed with the phrase “wardrobe staple” in mind, the kind of number they can wear to weddings and birthday dinners *or* for a stroll along a beach boardwalk.
A Toucan pitcher that makes something as boring as, oh, milk seem exciting. For everything from water and OJ to fresh-squeezed lemonade, this is the perfect functional-but-fun gift they’ll keep in their fridge at all times. *pours milk from Toucan pitcher over bowl of sugary cereal with similar Toucan ties*
A stand mixer for a quality dupe to the *ahem* more expensive brand name version. This bebe comes in pastel hues, is compact, and guarantees you’ll be munching on all the important food groups (cake, bread, some mashed potatoes, and more cake).
A five-tier vertical planter if their pride and joy ~stems~ from the buckets of homemade pesto they make using only their garden’s fresh basil. This doesn’t take up a ton of real estate *plus* allows them to grow everything from strawberry plants to lavender.
A set of colorful cable protectors because all of their cords are so. damn. frayed. and on the verge of breaking completely. And who will they turn to when their phone charger breaks? You! So prevent the impending disaster that is sharing an iPhone cable by gifting ’em this.
Reusable K Cups about to save them so much cold hard cash. Not only are these practical puppies *so* much better at reducing waste, but they’re also compatible with all Keurig machines and guarantee good joe every time.
An Athena Club razor kit reviewers swear by for how long each razor lasts, that ~burns~ and nicks are essentially non-existent thanks to a curve-hugging handle, and how the water-activated serum guarantees a smooth AF shave. It’s even equipped with a (genuinely good) magnetic hook for shower storage.
A Hello Fresh subscription gift card if their quarantine year is best described as “took a sudden interest in cooking”. This easy peasy delivery service is ::chef’s kiss:: for any cook (from novice to expert) that wants fresh ingredients and structure when it comes to mapping out their meals for the week.
A marble rolling pin for a chic upgrade to the current one residing on their kitchen windowsill, which they’ve had for about three decades and is possibly (definitely) a breeding ground for bacteria. This one’s even got a wooden crate to keep it in place.
A SodaStream that makes it easy to DIY their own carbonated beverage. This turns flat water fizzy in just a few seconds, saving them a) *all* the money they’d typically spend on seltzer, and b) prevents them from wasting a ton of plastic. All in all, a total win.
A solar charger for the outdoorsy mama who has the audacity to invite you on sunrise hikes and fully expects you to wake up before 6 a.m. …willingly. This USB battery bank is compatible with most smartphones *plus* is waterproof and uber durable, which means 50,000-mile hikes won’t be compromised by a drained cell.
A lightweight and handwoven recycled cotton throw they’ll definitely want to snuggle up under during their next Law & Order binge. Now that Elliott Stabler is back… all bets for not plopping their tush on the couch every night are completely off.
Color-block sneaker socks with a back tab so you can pull these suckers up if they ever begin to slip (which probs won’t happen in the first place due to their like-a-glove fit and cushioned sole).
A braided storage bin shaped to look like a juicy pear, which makes this the perfect ~quirky and giftable~ item that is also genuinely useful: think of all the throw pillows and excess blankets that will finally be given a home.
Gold Eye Treatments masks packed with collagen to make evidence of last night’s The Crown binge all but go poof. This brightens bags and softens fine lines, which means they’ll look completely awake before they’ve even had that first gulp of caffeine. Plus, the gold? Talk about a present of l-u-x-u-r-y.
A bread maker so that the perfect hunk of homemade carbs can be theirs with no serious baking expertise ~kneaded~. The secret sauce is a partially closed design which allows the steam to spread evenly for a perfectly golden loaf.
A swanky new phone case if they’ve been sporting that dreadful protector from [popular cell service name redacted] and are in dire need of an upgrade. They’ll fall in love instantly with this classic print.
An acupressure and pillow mat set for a spa experience that doesn’t actually require, well, going to a spa. These are intentionally designed to target sore muscles and reduce built-up tension, very much a necessity if they spend 10+ hours a day hunched over a laptop.
Personalized shampoo and conditioner individually tailored to suit their hair needs — simply complete a hair quiz on their behalf before deciding on a color and fragrance. And said quiz? ‘Tis legit. Prepare to bubble in quick questions about goals, structure, and scalp moisture (raise your hand if you, too, have oily roots that rival that of a New York pizza slice 🙃).
A stackable mug set and holder serving major Pinterest vibes. Not only will the aesthetics run deep with every morning sip of java, but this is also *fab* for anyone with limited cabinet space.
A Lodge pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet with the uncanny ability to sauté, sear, bake, broil, braise, fry, or grill any meal to perfection. Look no further than this beauty when it comes to a solid kitchen gift, which is perfect for almost every meal they’ll want to whip up — we’re talking breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A teddy faux fur trim robe reminiscent of something a McCallister parent would wear in Home Alone and I mean that in the best way possible. Delicious comfort aside, it’s also currently 70% off which means *adds several cart* you’re contractually obligated to purchase one for yourself as well.
A portable radio that makes the word “darling” come to mind. Available in black and a gorgeous almond hue, this battery-operated device has AM/FM functions, a headphone jack, and a swivel antenna for clear signals.
An air pressure wine bottle opener because I am an adult, I have consumed many a $7 red, and yet — there is nothing that makes my palms sweat faster than a manual corkscrew opener. The cork breaks in half about two-thirds of the time and I just no longer have that level of patience. Give them the gift of stress-free Pinot. They’ll truly thank you for it.
A wall-mounted basket they’ll go Gwen Stefani ~bananas~ for due to how damn useful it is. Designed with three chalkboard labels, this organization tool stores everything from produce to cleaning supplies in a way that screams chic.
A Vitruvi stone diffuser perfect for adding essential oil-inspired zen to their living room. Between the four- and eight-hour timer settings and gorgeous porcelain design, this functional piece of decor is truly worth the splurge — and definitely a gift you’ll be tempted to keep for yourself.
A Takeya cold brew maker if they prefer iced caffeinated beverages and don’t feel like splurging on that $5+ charge every day (NYC coffee = so damn expensive). This is cleverly designed with an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks.
Minnetonka slippers exuding some serious champagne and caviar vibes. This guarantees their hooves look (*and* feel) like they have been dipped in luxury thanks to a plush lining and cushioned footbed.
A sunlamp because *breathes in the same air that’s been trapped in my bedroom since March* nature. This mimics sunlight to boost their mood, improve focus, and help their body create a more consistent sleep schedule. (Psst, this is especially great for night owls who prefer working late!)
A memory foam seat cushion to take their uncomfortable desk chair and turn it into something that they can actually sit on for eight+ hours. An ergonomic design prevents bad posture, plus a gel layer provides ultimate support.
An omelet maker so they can make the perfect — extreme Dexter voice — ~omelet du fromage~ from the comfort of their own kitchen. Long gone will be the days of spending $8 at the diner. They’ll just have to add eggs (and their favorite ingredients) to this nonstick microwave tool.
An LG stick vacuum because their can be no greater gift than a truly solid vacuum. None. The gunk caked between carpeting threads and the dirt that has accumulated under their kitchen table will be gone, and they’ll lovingly think of you whenever they empty the mess-free bin and marvel at the amount of dirt that has made its way into their home.
Handmade pressed floral bookmarks to make their heart pitter-patter if they love bouquets but hate upkeep. These are made with real flowers — simply let the seller know their preferred ~color scheme~, if they’d like round or square corners and a tassel, and voila! A garden in their novel. No thorns. No snipping stems. No changing out the water.
A cool-to-the-touch comforter that deserves a standing ovation from hot sleepers. Temp-regulating technology and a 100% eucalyptus shell means they *won’t* wake up drenched in sweat, plus they can wave those 3 a.m. “If I have one leg outside of the comforter….” thoughts goodbye. No more overheating.
A 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker capable of turning meal prep into something that is *le gasp* not difficult. This handy thing can make everything from golden lentil soup and mac ‘n’ cheese to chocolate lava cake and French toast. (Look at them! Turning into Betty Crocker!)
A 100% washable silk set worthy of all the Instagram hype it’s gotten. Over 1,000 reviewers praise this set for providing ultimate comfort, a no slip-or-slide design that stays firmly in place, and a second skin feel that won’t have them waking up in a pool of their own sweat. ‘Tis the most luxurious thing you’ll ever gift them.
A balance ball chair to (surprise) improve their balance, engage their core, and prevent them from slouching over their laptop. This feels lovely on the tush but also prevents back pain — if this balance ball chair were an exam, it’d receive a perfect grade of A+.
An original Casper pillow suited for all sleepers: back, side, or a mix of both. A 100% cotton cover means they won’t be sweating throughout the night, a pillow-in-pillow design provides softness and support, plus they’ll get a 100-night trial run (with free shipping!) and can return within that time window if they hate it. They won’t, though.
An over-the-sink drying rack for city dwellers who understand the struggle of limited countertop space. This hunk of collapsible silicone-coated stainless steel can store everything from pans to cutlery up to 50 lbs, but can easily be folded up and stored away when not in use.
A novel-tea set complete with loose peppermint chamomile tea and a Mr. Darcy bookmark you’ll surely feel ~pride~ upon gifting. (Psst, Novel Tea Tins shop on Etsy offers a ton of similar gifts for various works of literature!)
A contoured sleep mask because — and gird your loins here — afternoon naps CAN be better. This helps alleviate pressure and prevents daylight from ruining their snooze, plus the seamless elastic means it won’t snag their hair in the process.
A cocktail glass to give their homemade margarita some extra zhush. It’s even equipped with a splash-proof lid because red wine spills while wearing white T-shirts = practically inevitable.
A Tushy bidet attachment so they can ditch the wasteful TP once and for all — no more screaming out to their children for a fresh roll because they’ve realized, all too late, that there wasn’t any left.
A watering funnel that gives them no choice but to water their plants. The amount of water that has pooled on their floor rather than into the roots of their ZZ… ridiculous, quite frankly! This is effective, takes up no extra space, doesn’t look like an eyesore, and gets a task (one that they constantly put off) out of the way.
A hand-powered chopper to save them blood, sweat, and tears… literally. Chopping onions (or veggies, fruits nuts, herbs, and more) will no longer be a sobbing affair thanks to this small-but-mighty kitchen gadget.
A heavy duty pizza stone for dough that looks like it was flipped several times by an expert wearing a white chef’s hat. This stone guarantees a delicious crust charred to perfection, which means the frozen pizza you’re eating for dinner (yet again) will taste gourmet.
A wick trimmer because they absolutely bought 103 candles from the annual Bath & Body Works sale — and no judgement, because #same. But did you know that cutting the wick prevents soot and makes for an even burn so that every dollop of wax melts into eucalyptus goodness?! Now you do.
A clear water bottle so sleek, every sip they take will feel luxe. This even has time markers that act as a subtle reminder to keep them hydrated throughout the day — because we love a schedule.
A premium steel W&P cheese knife that I forbid you to gift unless you present the package with this line: “Who cut the cheese?” This easily slices through Manchego and guarantees the gift of a perfect at-home charcuterie board. Perfect slices of dairy are my love language.
And a reclaimed wood serving board that gives them no choice but to put out a spread of Manchego and prosciutto every single time you visit. God, I love cheese. Anyway, consider this a gift for yourself.
A personalized tote bag, because practicality is the gift you’re looking to send. They’ll certainly ~tote~ this practical hunk of canvas everywhere from work to weekend-long beach trips.
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