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51 unique and genuinely useful gifts that teens will actually love

The best gifts for teens are ones they'll actually want to use, like tech gadgets, beauty products, and cool accessories. Here are 51 unique gifts. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. One of the best gifts for teens is a portable, waterproof speaker they can bring with them on trips with friends. Amazon It's never easy to shop for a teenager, especially if their tastes change frequently. We rounded up 51 gifts to make it easier to find the perfect gadget, game, or accessory. Browse all of Insider Reviews' gift guides for more great gift ideas. Being a teenager is tough, but trying to buy a gift for one is even harder: They can be picky and fickle when it comes to what products they want. Sometimes, the best way to show a teen that you care is just to listen, and sometimes it's a thoughtful gift to show them you see them.To make the gift search easier, we curated 53 gifts ranging from a card game to a smartwatch to a quick-drying hair towel at various price points to ensure as many options as possible.If you are still unsure of what to get (and you can't ask them directly) try consulting their friends. Either way, a smart general rule of thumb is to make sure your gift is returnable. The 51 best gifts for teens: Disposable cameras to help them stay in the moment Amazon Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, available at Amazon, $67.95Funsaver One Time Use Film Camera (2-pack), available at Amazon, $47.95Disposable cameras are popular right now, partly because of the nostalgic aesthetic of a polaroid and partly because of their simplicity. Spending so much time immersed in technology — and combatting the temptation to retake and edit photos in real-time — keep us from staying present.Disposable film cameras or polaroids help preserve memories without adding to their screen time. Plus, they give them cute photos to decorate their room with! Glossier's fan-favorite products Glossier Boy Brow + Balm Dotcom + Futuredew Pack, available at Glossier, $42No-makeup makeup is in right now and, if your teen is into beauty products, they may appreciate a gift from Glossier, which is the "natural and glowy" brand Olivia Rodrigo says she wears in her Vogue beauty diary.We'd recommend a gift card or a pack like the Boy Brow + Balm Dotcom + Futuredew pack, which covers three of its fan-favorite products. A great book Amazon "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline, available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $12.14Books are an incredible gift if your teen is a reader. It can translate into hours of enjoyment at a minimum and, at its best, a favorite story that follows them well into adulthood.Plus, if you've read the book, it can also mean great conversations about it or movie adaptations to watch together. It's also a gift where money doesn't really matter; you can find a great read for $20 and spending more won't make much difference.Some book suggestions:"All the Bright Places," a popular YA book on TikTok"Scythe," a bestselling dystopian YA book similar to "The Hunger Games"The best young adult books, according to a teenagerThe best young adult romance booksThe best young people's literature of 2021 according to the National Book AwardsThe best books we read in our 20s The extremely popular Nintendo Switch Nintendo Nintendo Switch, available at Best Buy, $299.99The Nintendo Switch is likely to be one of those big-ticket gifts that'll get you an extremely excited reaction upon opening. They can play it at home, on the go, and with friends from a huge library of games. An eco-conscious tie-dye beanie Free The Earth Feel the Earth Breathe Tie Dye Beanie, available at Parks Project, from $40These unisex tie-dye beanies come in cool colors and with a unique plant logo. (To date, the Parks Project has reportedly contributed over $2,000,000 to help fund vital projects in national parks around the US).Ribbed beanies are big right now, à la the popular Carhartt beanie. If they've got that staple covered, the Parks Project also has tube socks.  A splashproof, portable Bluetooth speaker perfect for outdoor trips Amazon Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2, available at Amazon, $94.99This rugged, compact speaker can go with them anywhere. It's waterproof, has an "outdoor boost" button specifically for listening outside, is "drop-proof," and boasts a 13-hour battery life.  A plush toy that they can heat up Urban Outfitters Smoko Mini Toasty Heatable Plushie, available at Urban Outfitters, $18Whenever they need some cozy comfort, they can heat up this cute animal-shaped heating pad for a snuggle. A bedside smartphone vase Uncommon Goods Bedside Smartphone Vase, available at Uncommon Goods, $32Since teenagers can't be without their phones, this bedside smartphone gives their hands a rest. It's easily accessible while the floral component helps brighten up their rooms.  A portable phone charger Amazon Elecjet Powerpie Portable Charger, available at Amazon, $49.99This handheld charger can charge up your teen's smartphone or various devices like an iPad or small laptop so they can stay in touch, turn their paper in on time, or just never have to stress about 5% battery life. Sheet masks to go with a Netflix marathon Amazon TONYMOLY I'm Real Sheet Masks, available at Amazon, $26There are few things my 15-year-old sister loves more than oversized hoodies, Boba, and an endless supply of sheet masks. Grab a pack, throw them on, and make a night out of it with your teen's favorite candy and TV show. A pair of trendy, easy-to-use AirPods Apple Apple AirPods Pro with Charging Case, available at Walmart, $197If you're after the title of their favorite relative of the year, here's a good place to start. AirPods are both easy to use and functional as well as trendy.  A Boba-shaped AirPods Pro case Urban Outfitters Smoko Boba Tea AirPods Pro Case, available at Urban Outfitters, $18As I mentioned, part of my 15-year-old sister's ideal trifecta is Boba. You can pick up a cute, fun case no matter what their interest is — Baby Yoda, gaming, Boba, or whatever else.  A Bluetooth water bottle speaker Grommet Bluetooth Water Bottle Speakers, available at Grommet, $39.95This Bluetooth water bottle speaker offers a boost of hydration and fun for everyone. The water-resistant speaker resides at the top, ensuring greater sound quality that lasts 6-10 hours. It's the perfect accessory for them to bring to every hang-out session.  A slim leather wallet Amazon Bellroy Slim Sleeve Leather Wallet, available at Amazon and Bellroy, from $65This thin wallet is a subtle nudge toward minimalism, something many teens appreciate. The Bellroy Slim Sleeve wallet offers room for up to eight cards and a pocket to stash cash. It comes in a variety of colors and features environmentally certified leather. An eco-friendly phone case Pela Pela Phone Case, available at Amazon and Pela, from $19.95Pela offers a wide variety of biodegradable cases for iPhone and Android, all made from plant-based polymers. Pela cases are rugged enough to offer drop protection, and if a phone has both a Pela case and screen protector but still cracks, Pela will cover the bill to get it fixed. A comfortable and sustainable Patagonia pullover they'll wear all the time Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover, Men, available at Patagonia, $119Patagonia Women's Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece, available at Patagonia, from $58.99A Patagonia sweater is a particularly good gift for teens who are interested in sustainability. The company has been turning plastic bottles into polyester for its clothing since 1993 and continues to do so today.Its Snap-T pullover is the unofficial uniform of the cozy adventurer. It and the Better Sweater are long-held favorites, and both are comfortable classics that they'll no doubt come to rely on heavily during colder weather.Not sold on the Patagonia option? They may also appreciate the Acadia Recycled Polar Trail Fleece from the environmentally-conscious Parks Project. A gift card for stylish new glasses Warby Parker Gift Card, available at Warby Parker, from $50Teens are a notoriously picky bunch, so you can never go wrong with a gift card. If they're in the market for new glasses or sunglasses, we recommend Warby Parker because of its versatility, size flexibility, and free at-home try-on program.  An Amazon Echo Dot for hands-free calls, alarms, music, updates on the weather, and more Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen), available at Best Buy, $34.99The Amazon Echo Dot is the most popular Amazon device for a reason — it's compact and has all the capabilities of Alexa (weather updates, recipes, music, news) without any of the bulk.  A smartphone-sized travel photo printer Target HP Sprocket 200 Photo Printer, available at Amazon and B&H Photo, from $76.78This tiny, compact device prints photos with sticker backing on ZINK film with Zero Ink technology. It connects to devices via Bluetooth, and multiple devices can connect at once (personalized LED lights indicate who's currently printing).  String lights with clips for photos Amazon/Business Insider Photo Clip LED String Lights, available at Target, $10Perfect for creating the archetypal teen room that's most often seen in Netflix movies and old Taylor Swift music videos, the photo clip string lights combine warm light and Polaroids (or other memorabilia).  A trendy Champion sweatshirt Urban Outfitters  Champion Reverse Weave Fleece Crew Neck Sweatshirt, available at Urban Outfitters, $54Like Fila, Champion is a brand that's had a resurgence as of late. If you want to get them something they'll end up wearing all the time, this is a good candidate.  Comfortable headphones with a long battery life and good sound Beats by Dre Beats by Dre Wireless Solo3 Headphones, available at B&H Photo, from $179They can use these at the gym, for studying, and for zoning out during family road trips. This pair has great sound, cushioned ear cups, and 40 hours of battery life so they have one less thing to think about. And if they do let the battery run out, a five-minute charge is the equivalent to three hours of listening time. A new video game "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD" / Nintendo "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD", available at Amazon, from $49.94If they're really into video games, all other gifts may pale in comparison to a really good new one. Check out "Hades," "NBA 2K22," and "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD." A vinyl record membership Vinyl Me, Please Gift Membership, 3 months, available at Vinyl Me, Please, $119There's no greater joy than adding to a record collection or playing a new album for the first time. Your recipient gets to choose from three different types of tracks each month and will also receive extra goodies in each package. They'll also get one bonus record as part of the three-month gift membership.  A gentle facial cleansing device that removes 98.5% of dirt and makeup FOREO Luna 3 Facial Cleansing Device, Men, available at Foreo, $199Luna 3 Facial Cleansing Device, Women, available at Foreo, $199FOREO's cult-favorite Luna 3 cleansing device gently and effectively cleans with thin, antimicrobial silicone touch-points, and it removes 98.5% of dirt and makeup residue without irritating the skin. Plus, it's 100% waterproof and the battery life lasts for a few months per charge.This newest generation also offers an array of massages to tighten the skin for a youthful look. Find a full review on the previous generation Luna 2 from a female reporter and a male reporter here. Comfortable lounge pants that look put-together MeUndies The Lounge Pant, Men, available at MeUndies, $68The Lounge Pant, Women, available at MeUndies $68MeUndies is a popular LA startup that makes some of the most comfortable underwear we've ever tried. Their lounge pants, however, are the real hidden gem — perfect for lounging around on weekend mornings or heading to the dining hall when they get to college (yep, they'll last that long) while still looking sleek. A subscription to a famous book club that sends them great hardcovers each month Book of the Month/Instagram 3-Month Gift Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $49.99If your teen is a bookworm, Book of the Month is an especially cool gift. It's a book club that has been around since 1926, and it's credited with discovering some of the most beloved books of all time (like "Gone with the Wind" and "Catcher in the Rye" to name a couple).If you gift them a subscription, they'll receive a hardcover book delivered once a month. Books are selected by a team of experts and celebrity guest judges.If they're really more into audiobooks or e-reading now rather than hardcovers, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here). An Apple Watch that combines their smartphone with a fitness tracker Amazon Apple Watch SE GPS, 40mm, available at Best Buy, from $279If you have a little extra to spend on your teen, consider getting them a smartwatch. The Apple Watch SE is like a smartphone, fitness tracker, and music player all in one. Just like on their phone, they can customize the watch to show their favorite apps to pick, including social media. A cute iPhone case Society6 Coffee Reading iPhone Case, available at Society6, $35.99This fun iPhone case is funny and unique, and most of their friends probably won't have the exact same one.  Reusable straws Amazon Hiware Reusable Silicone Straws (10-pack), available at Amazon, $6.99Help teens do their part to keep single-use plastics out of trash bins, landfills, and the ocean by giving them this pack of reusable silicone drinking straws. They come in various colors and include a few cleaning brushes as well.  A set of velvet retro-inspired scrunchies Amazon/Business Insider Hair Scrunchie Variety Pack, available at Target, $6.99Another trendy gift is as many scrunchies as you can carry. This pack comes with 12 options in enough colors to work with virtually any outfit or mood.  A multicolor mini cinema light box Urban Outfitters Multicolor Cinema Light Box, available at Uncommon Goods, from $20These trendy lightboxes are inspired by cinema marquees, and they come with 100 letters and symbols for personal messages. This one also has color-changing LED lights for further customization. Fun and useful PopSockets for the back of their phone Amazon/Business Insider PopGrips, available at PopSockets and Amazon, from $10PopSockets have become their own cultural phenomenon in recent years, and they're surprisingly useful. Get your teen one for their own phone or tablet, and depending on their age, you may find it's the gift they're most excited about. It doesn't hurt that there's free domestic shipping on orders over $20, or that you can actually design your own. A waterproof e-reader with a no-glare screen Amazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $79.99Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is its thinnest, lightest version. It also has double the storage, a built-in light that adjusts to accommodate reading indoors or outdoors, and is waterproof for reading anywhere, including the beach or bath. Plus, a single battery charge lasts weeks rather than hours. Cool backpacks from a popular startup with a charitable mission STATE Bags/Facebook State bags and accessories, from $16.80State bags are increasingly popular thanks to their versatile, laid-back aesthetic and characteristically bright nylon colorways. They're also known as #GiveBackPack(s), because for every State bag purchased, State hand-delivers a backpack — packed with essential tools for success — to a local child in need. The Lorimer and Bedford are two of the company's best sellers. A three-month subscription of beauty products BirchBox 3-Month Subscription, available at BirchBox, $45Teens are usually among the most interested in the latest and greatest beauty or grooming products — but may lack the funds to try all the full-sized versions. Birchbox sends samples of new and beloved products once a month, so they can test out new finds and discover products they may want to buy a full size of in the future. (It's also just fun to get an ongoing gift.) Personalized Nikes Nike Customizable Nikes, available at Nike, from $120Nike makes great stuff, but it's nice to get the benefits of a great shoe without forsaking what makes something unique. You can customize a pair of Nikes for them, or give them a gift card so they can get creative making something one-of-a-kind on their own. A great Alexa-enabled speaker they can control by voice Sonos Sonos One Smart Speaker, available at Sonos, from $219The new Sonos One smart speaker fills any room with clear, rich sound, and they can use Alexa to play and control their music without ever lifting a finger. Find a full review here. A cult-favorite hair towel that reduces damage and cuts drying time by 50% Aquis/Business Insider Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Towel, available at Amazon and Sephora, from $17.99Aquis' cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes your hair to dry in half — a claim we're happy to report holds up. The proprietary fabric also means there's less damage to wet hair while it dries. If they've ever complained about frizzy hair, this and a silk pillowcase are thoughtful gifts they'll actually use.  A Disney+ subscription for access to classic movies and more Disney Plus Disney+ Gift Subscription Service, available at Disney, $79.99/yearDisney Plus is the new Disney-centric streaming service. The platform includes Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. You can gift a whole year of access for $80, which is something their entire family can benefit from.If you'd rather test Disney Plus out before buying, you can sign up for a free weeklong trial. A suitcase with an ejectable battery that can charge their devices on the go Away The Carry-On, available at Away, from $225Travel startup Away makes a great carry-on thanks to an ejectable battery that can charge devices seamlessly on the go, 360-degree wheels, and a lightweight build that travels easily. In other words, it takes a lot of the angst out of travel and may make family trips far more enjoyable and stress-free. A color-changing alarm clock that also charges their phone The Home Depot/Business Insider La Crosse Technology Color Mood Light Alarm Clock with Nature Sounds, available at Amazon and The Home Depot, $26.46This color-changing alarm clock radio will charge their devices and play soothing nature sounds at the same time. They can also use the aux-in port to play music from their phone. Durable sunglasses that look good, too Amazon Smith Optics Lowdown2, available at Backcountry, $129Who better to make a pair of durable, performance-based sunglasses than the company known for innovating the ski goggle? The Lowdown2 features bio-based materials for the frame, ChromaPop lens technology which creates high contrast and vibrant colors, and an anti-reflective smudge-resistant coating.Plus, the brand offers peace of mind with free shipping, 30-day returns, and a lifetime warranty. Comfortable, high-quality sheets that come in lots of colors and patterns Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen and Amazon, from $240We think Brooklinen makes the best high-end sheets at the best price on the market, and most of the Insider Reviews team uses Brooklinen on their own beds. It's perfect for lazy Saturday mornings or the rare occasion sleeping in is encouraged.The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in 15 colors and patterns that range from classic to fun, and you can mix and match them to suit their preferences. Grab a gift card (delivered digitally) if you want to give them more freedom. Fidget balls Speks Speks 2.5mm magnet balls, available at Speks, $29.95Made from rare earth magnets, these tiny balls can be molded into an infinite number of shapes and designs. The size of Speks balls makes them ideal for teens to keep with them for those unpredictable moments of nervousness that fill those teenage years. A pack of smart plugs so they can control devices from a distance Amazon/Business Insider TP-Link KIT WiFi Smart Plug, 2-Pack, available at Best Buy, $9.99Whether they're wondering if they turned off their hot iron or just don't want to get up to turn off the TV, a smart plug lets them control devices from a distance. You can connect to them using any smart device. A Time-Turner clock that actually spins Harry Potter Harry Potter Time-Turner Clock, available at Pottery Barn, $69It may not be able to take them back in time or help them be in two places at once, but this Time-Turner clock will help them stay on top of their schedule. It even has a functional hourglass on the back so they can time their study breaks.  A toothbrush with a timer Amazon Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush, available at Amazon, $39.97Rigorous dental hygiene isn't usually on the top of the list of things teens care about, which is all the more reason a rechargeable toothbrush with a timer is a fantastic gift. This rechargeable brush breaks up 300% more plaque on the gum line than traditional brushing and lets them know when two minutes have passed. Compact hand sanitizer spray Touchland Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $9It's in the car, the house, and their pocket these days, but many hand sanitizers can smell a little like household cleaner. Touchland comes in scents like Vanilla Cinnamon and Forrest Berry, or keep it simple and choose unscented.The compact sanitizer features 67% alcohol for killing germs but balances it with soothing aloe vera and essential oils to hydrate the skin.  A lottery card that donates to charities LottoLove/Business Insider LottoLove Card, available at LottoLove, from $5When you gift this lottery card, you're actually giving the gift of charity. When you "win big," you're winning a charitable prize that gets donated to nonprofits in one of four categories: Clean water, solar light, nutritious meals, or literacy tools. To date, LottoLove and its partners have impacted lives in over 70 countries. Gift cards for concert tickets, food, and clothes Chipotle You can't go wrong with money for their favorite things, especially for teens who are often relying upon part-time jobs to fund their frequent Chipotle meals and concert trips with friends. Check out more gift card ideas here.Everything: Visa Gift Card / Amazon Gift CardCoffee and food: Starbucks Gift Card / Chipotle Gift CardEntertainment and live events: Netflix Gift Card / Xbox Gift Card / Hulu Gift Card / StubHub gift cardMusic: Spotify Gift CardSheets: Brooklinen Gift CardGroceries and food: Whole Foods Gift Card / Chipotle Gift CardClothes: Nordstrom Gift Card / Everlane Gift CardTech: Best Buy Gift Card Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 27th, 2021

L.L.Bean"s Cyber Monday sale features 15% off its incredibly comfortable Wicked Good slippers

L.L.Bean's Cyber Week sale is pretty limited this year, but you can still save 15% off it's wildly popular Wicked Good slippers. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.L.L.Bean; Rachel Mendelson/InsiderL.L.Bean has what you need for staying warm this winter, from fuzzy slippers to puffy coats. Whether you're looking to snuggle up inside with a hot cuppa or brave the chilly outdoors, you'll want to shop the store's sale.For Cyber Monday 2021, L.L.Bean's primary sale is 15% off all of its best-selling Wicked Good Slippers. While we usually love to see more deals on a wider breadth of products, we absolutely love this slipper line — which includes moccasins, ankle booties, chukkas, and slides — and have found them to be some of the coziest slippers we've ever tried.And we've tried a lot of slippers: At Insider, our writers and editors spend weeks, often months, testing the best products available across every category. So if you're looking for items other than some of the coziest slippers you'll ever slide your feet into, like, say, the best TV to spend your money on or super unique Christmas gifts that won't break the bank, you can trust that all the products we recommend are items we genuinely feel are worth purchasing.Keep in mind that the deal will be reflected at checkout; you have to add the products to your cart to see the savings.Best L.L.Bean Cyber Monday 2021 dealsL.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers - Men'sThis shearling-lined, leather-bottom slipper is one of the best men's slippers we've ever tried.$75.65 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $89.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers - Women'sThis shearling-lined, leather-bottom slipper is one of the best women's slippers we've ever tried.$75.65 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $89.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins Women'sThis below-the-ankle moccasin style slipper is durable, cozy, and toasty. $67.15 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $79.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Men's Wicked Good Slippers, VenetianThese slippers incorporate everything we love about L.L.Bean's signature, shearling-lined series, but with a durable rubber outsole for traction so you can wear them outside the house.$67.15 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $79.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Shearling-Lined Slides - Women'sThese ridiculously-cozy, shearling-lined slides are easy to slip on and off, and keep your feet toasty around the house.$67.15 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $79.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Toddlers' Wicked Good SlippersEverything we love about L.L.Bean's Wicked Good Slippers — but mini. These shearling-lined, leather-soled booties will keep kid's feet, sizes 3-10, toasty around the house and in a stroller.$33.96 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $39.95 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Cyber Monday FAQsWhen is Cyber Monday 2021?Cyber Monday 2021 is on November 29. Most deals become available right at midnight and are offered throughout the day on Monday, for as long as there is available inventory. Unlike Black Friday, almost all Cyber Monday deals are available online only.How do we choose the best deals from L.L.Bean?Each featured product we choose meets our high coverage standards and comes from brands we've personally tested and trust.We compare prices across top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target to make sure the deals we feature are the absolute best (which includes promotional discounts for certain brand members or those using specific credit cards).We also consider each products' price history to better evaluate its true savings.Read more about how Insider Reviews reviews and vets products here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 29th, 2021

The best subscription boxes for food, drink, style, beauty, and hobbies in 2021

From coffee and snacks to games and books, these are the best subscription boxes you can buy as gifts for yourself and everyone else in 2021. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Birchbox Subscription box services are great for anything you love to receive on a regular basis. They can help you discover new products, develop your hobbies, or add convenience to your life. These boxes are great gifts, but if you're looking for other ideas, check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. By now, the subscription concept has been widely applied to pretty much anything you can buy, but it's most useful for the things you actually use and enjoy regularly. Whether that's razor blades for your daily shaving routine or books to read during your commute, a subscription box helps automate the process for buying and receiving products so you have more time to use said products. Subscription boxes can help you discover new products in an arena you're already interested in or figure out if you want to pursue a hobby further. They're like trial runs for your various interests or needs and usually a lot more affordable than a full commitment. Plus, subscription boxes are great for gifting. With one fell swoop, you can gift three whole months of discovering new wine or trying out different perfumes.If you do change your mind about your subscription, all the following services make it easy to skip next month's shipment or cancel your subscription.Here are the best subscription boxes in 2021Food and drinkBest wine subscription: WincBest coffee subscription: TradeBest tea subscription: Sips byBest beer subscription: Beer of the Month ClubBest cocktail subscription: Cocktail Courier Best snack subscription: SnackCrateBest cheese subscription: Murray's CheeseBest meat subscription: ButcherBoxBest meal kit subscription: Blue ApronBeauty, grooming, and styleBest beauty subscription: BirchboxBest shaving subscription: Dollar Shave ClubBest men's clothing subscription: Menlo ClubBest women's clothing subscription: Rent the RunwayBest underwear subscription: MeUndiesBest jewelry subscription: RocksboxBest subscription for perfume and cologne: ScentbirdHobbies and interestsBest flower subscription: BloomsyboxBest plant subscription: HortiBest book subscription: Book of the Month ClubBest game subscription: Unbox BoardomBest crafting subscription: The Crafter's BoxBest subscription for kids: KiwiCoBest subscription for dogs: BarkboxBest subscription for cats: MeowboxBest wine subscriptionConnie Chen/InsiderSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: $9 for orders of three bottles or fewer; free for orders of four bottles or moreA la carte shop: Yes Gifting available: YesWinc's straightforward ordering process, on-trend wine curation, and reliable shipping make it the best online wine club we've tried in the last few years. If your interest in a wine subscription stems not only from the need for convenience but also the desire to expand your wine knowledge, Winc offers informative resources, easy-to-digest bottle descriptions, and a community ratings system to help you develop your palate. Winc delivers wine every month, but it's easy to adjust your membership to skip automatic shipments. Although it matches you to wines that it thinks you'll like based on your profile of tastes and preferences, you can also customize your shipment and browse Winc's complete catalog of varietals from all over the world.Winc Monthly Wine Subscription (4 bottles)$24.95 FROM WINCOriginally $52.00 | Save 52%Runners-up: Firstleaf, for affordable wine and big discounts ($80/month)Plonk, for natural and biodynamic wines ($110/month) Read more about the best wine subscriptions we tested in 2021. Read our reviews of Winc and Firstleaf.Best coffee subscriptionTrade/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every 1, 2, or 4 weeksShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesTrade is where you can order top-quality coffee from cool roasters all over the country, like Verve (Santa Cruz, CA), Cuvee (Austin, TX), and Huckleberry (Denver, CO). If you're the type to immediately seek out the local specialty coffee shop when you travel to a new city, then Trade's the best coffee subscription for you — and you don't even have to leave your house to receive your beans. All you have to do is tell Trade about how you take your coffee and it'll show you the best coffee you should be drinking every morning. It'll also provide the roaster's schedule for roasting and when your bag was roasted.Trade Coffee Monthly Membership$14.75 FROM TRADERunners-up: Driftaway, for sustainability-focused, single-origin coffee ($14.40/shipment)Atlas, for exploring the global coffee scene ($14/shipment)Read more about the best coffee subscriptions we tested in 2021. Read our reviews of Trade, Driftaway, and Atlas.Best tea subscriptionSips bySubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesSips by is a personalized tea subscription that sends you four different teas (enough to make at least 16 cups) every month, so your tea rotation always stays new and exciting. You'll get to explore teas from big and familiar brands as well as local tea shops and farms and choose from loose leaf, bagged, herbal, and caffeinated teas. If you weren't already familiar with all the benefits of tea, how to steep your tea, and the differences among all the tea types, Sips by shares plenty of educational resources to strengthen your tea knowledge.Sips by Monthly Tea Subscription$16.00 FROM SIPS BYRunners-up: Atlas Tea Club Starter Pack, for single-origin and global teas ($14/shipment)David's Tea Tasting Club, for exclusive and seasonal tea blends ($35/shipment)Best beer subscriptionBeer of the Month ClubSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: $15 A la carte shop: No Gifting available: YesChoose from five different beer memberships in this club: Microbrewed, Hop Heads, Rare Beers, International, and US and International. Each of these clubs gives you 12 12-oz beers in different styles from a few different breweries, plus brewery profiles and tasting notes. It's the most convenient way to tour breweries in the US and around the world. The original club started in 1994, and its panel of brewmasters and beer judges only pick out a mix of the most interesting and innovative craft beers every month. The diversity of options means you can stop pigeonholing yourself into drinking (and pretending to enjoy) IPAs.Beer of the Month Club Subscription$31.95 FROM BEER OF THE MONTH CLUBRunners-up: Tavour, for mobile-first beer orders (Price varies)Craft Beer Kings, for fun and creative flavors ($70/shipment)Best cocktail subscriptionCocktail Courier/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every 1, 2, or 4 weeksShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesUnless you keep your bar cart fully stocked and meticulously updated, it can be a hassle to source all the ingredients for a specialty cocktail you want to make. Let's also not forget that going out for happy hour requires putting on clothes. Cocktail Courier makes kits based on recipes from top bartenders and sends you all the ingredients you need, including the spirits. Keep in mind, though, you do need your own basic equipment, like glassware and a shaker. For the subscription, just choose your favorite spirits and you'll only be sent kits with those spirits. There's also an option for just the mixers and garnishes, if you prefer to use your own alcohol. Cocktail Courier Classic Cocktail Kit Subscription$49.99 FROM COCKTAIL COURIERRunners-up: Shaker & Spoon, for a variety of cocktails that focus on one spirit (from $40/shipment)SaloonBox, for group cocktail parties (from $49/shipment)Best snack subscriptionSnackCrate/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: NoGifting available: YesOne of our favorite things to do when visiting a new country is to scour the snack aisles of the local grocery store. SnackCrate brings that same excitement and discovery process to your door. Every month's snack box focuses on a different country and includes full-sized snacks directly imported from that country. You'll also get a music playlist and booklet of games and facts related to the country. There are three box sizes available to suit everyone from occasional grazers to snack aficionados. SnackCrate Original Snack Box Subscription$21.99 FROM SNACKCRATEOriginally $26.99 | Save 19%Runners-up: Mouth, for gourmet snacks from indie makers ($60/month)Bokksu, for authentic Japanese snacks ($49.95/month)Read our review of Bokksu.Best cheese subscriptionMurray’s Cheese/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesNew York City institution Murray's Cheese offers a few different monthly clubs that let you get your fix for creamy, stinky, soft, smoky, and hard cheeses. It's part indulgence, part educational experience. The Classic Club is great for people who want a reliable way to enjoy cheeses you might not have heard of but still have an approachable flavor profile — think Montealva, a flaky and citrus-y goat's milk cheese from Spain or The Farm at Doe Run's butterscotch-infused cheese. If you want something more adventurous, try the Cheesemonger's Picks club instead. Murray’s Classic Cheese of the Month Club$63.00 FROM MURRAY'SRunners-up: Curdbox, for cheese plates including sweet and savory pairings ($49.95/month)Jasper Hill, for special release and limited-edition cheese from Vermont ($100/month)Read our review of Murray's Cheese of the Month Club.Best meat subscriptionButcherBox/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: NoGifting available: YesIn addition to pre-curated boxes of grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and crate-free pork, ButcherBox lets you choose from more than 25 different cuts to make your own custom box. It's an easy way to get high-quality meat (up to 14 pounds every month) without having to visit your local butcher or farmer's market. The subscription is also flexible in case you don't need that much meat every month. But if you're feeding a lot of mouths, hosting a barbeque, or just enjoy eating meat, you'll want to take advantage of ButcherBox's value every month.ButcherBox Mixed Box$137.00 FROM BUTCHERBOXRunners-up: Porter Road, for underrated cuts of meat and the best variety (Price varies) Snake River Farms, for high-end meat like American Wagyu ($225/shipment)Read more about the best meat subscriptions we tested in 2021. Read our reviews of ButcherBox, Porter Road, and Snake River Farms. Best meal kit subscriptionBlue Apron/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every weekShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: NoGifting available: YesBlue Apron's flavorful, creative takes on familiar recipes and reliable, accurate delivery make it the best meal kit you can subscribe to. It's versatile and flexible, with meal options for all kinds of dietary preferences, a variety of plans for two- and four-person families, and add-ons like meat and seafood bundles, spice blends, and cookware and tools. There's even a wine add-on to complete your dining experience. The meals (like chimichurri tilapia, one-pan prosciutto gnocchi, and sambal-peanut chicken noodles) are always delicious and the portions are generous — you'll even have leftovers,  sometimes. The menu updates frequently and we rarely see the same recipe twice.Blue Apron Meal Kits (3-meal, 2-serving)$53.94 FROM BLUE APRON Runners-up: Sunbasket, for organic ingredients and health-conscious recipes ($71.94/3-meal, 2-serving plan)Everyplate, for the most affordable yet filling meals ($39.93/3-meal, 2-serving plan)Read more about the best meal kit subscriptions we tested in 2021.Best beauty subscriptionBirchbox/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesBirchbox's mission is to make the vast world of beauty and skincare fun and less intimidating by giving you the freedom to sample tons of different products. Every month's affordable beauty box contains five samples you might like based on your Beauty Profile, featuring a variety of new and upcoming brands and products (makeup, skincare, haircare, fragrance).The brands included reflect Birchbox's core values of sustainability, inclusivity, and supporting women. For example, there's a limited edition Brown Girl Jane box which is made by and for Black women's wellness. Once you've tried a sample you really love, you can directly shop the full-sized product at Birchbox's shop. There's also a Grooming section with hair, face and body, and shaving essentials.Birchbox Beauty Subscription Box$13.00 FROM BIRCHBOXRunners-up: Kura, for clean skincare bundles customized to your needs (from $99/shipment)Prose, for personalized haircare like shampoo and hair masks (Price varies)Read more about the best beauty subscription boxes we tested in 2021. Read our reviews of Birchbox and Prose.Best shaving subscriptionDollar Shave Club/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every 2, 3, or 4 monthsShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: Yes Gifting available: YesThere are a variety of ways you can get sharp and budget-friendly razor shipments from Dollar Shave Club: the first is the Starter Set, which costs just $5 ($20 every two months afterward) and acts as your trial run for the shave subscription. Or, you can take the site's quiz to receive a personalized recommendation of products based on your hair type and shaving needs. Either way, this famous online shave club offers plenty of flexibility so that you'll always have a supply of razor blades and soothing post-shave essentials whenever you need it. Dollar Shave Club Starter Set$9.00 FROM DOLLAR SHAVE CLUBRunners-up: Billie, for fun yet practical razors ($9/shipment)Harry's, for sleek designs and other body care products ($15/shipment)Read our reviews of Billie and Harry's.Best men's clothing subscriptionAmir Ismael/InsiderSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesMenlo Club, the styling service loved by NBA stars and our own senior style reporter, curates two to three pieces for you per month based on your style preferences and clothing sizes. Brands include Five Four, Grand AC, and New Republic, and the pieces are easy to incorporate into your existing wardrobe. It's your best bet if you don't like or have time for clothing shopping because it offers high-quality clothing with plenty of variety. You can exchange sizes for free and you'll also get perks like exclusive discounts and early access to drops.Menlo Club Subscription$60.00 FROM MENLO CLUBRunners-up: Stitch Fix, for clothing picks made by your own personal stylist ($20/shipment)Gentleman's Box, for stylish accessories like ties and socks ($35/shipment)Read more about the best men's clothing subscriptions we tested in 2021.Read our review of Menlo Club.Best women's clothing subscriptionRent the RunwaySubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesWith over 750 designers to choose from, Rent the Runway is the closet of your dreams for special occasions like weddings, workwear essentials, or simply to add excitement to your regular wardrobe. Its most popular plan lets you rent four pieces at a time, twice a month, for just $99 a month (for the first two months). We've always found it easy to pick out, wear, and return dresses, tops, loungewear, and accessories from the service. It's all the fun and excitement of wearing designer clothing, without the exorbitant price tags or complicated dry cleaning.Rent the Runway 2 Swaps$135.00 FROM RENT THE RUNWAYRunners-up: Stitch Fix, for clothing picks made by your own personal stylist ($20/shipment)Nuuly, for affordable rentals from Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People ($88/shipment)Read our review of Rent the Runway.Best jewelry subscriptionRocksbox/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesThe right jewelry can bring an outfit to the next level, and with Rocksbox, the search for the perfect ring, earring, necklace, or bracelet is easy and very affordable. The $21 monthly membership gets you three pieces of jewelry from brands like Kendra Scott, Slate, 8 Other Reasons, and more, and the best part is you can swap the pieces as many times as you want during the month. If you fall in love with a piece and decide to buy it, your membership fee turns into a credit towards your purchase, saving you even more money.Rocksbox Monthly Jewelry Subscription$21.00 FROM ROCKSBOXRunners-up: Switch, for luxury and fine jewelry like Hermes and Chanel (from $40/shipment)Rowan, for hypoallergenic earrings and fun freebies ($35/shipment)Best underwear subscriptionMeUndies/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesMeUndies makes incredibly soft and comfy underwear in a variety of cuts and a huge selection of fun, ever-rotating prints and patterns. Though new underwear every month may seem unnecessary, you might just change your tune once you try a pair from MeUndies. All its fabrics are breathable and stretchy and last through years of washes. The part to look forward to the most? Collecting all the unique prints, which have included sharks, a "Space Jam" collaboration, and sun-tanning alligators in the past.MeUndies Monthly Subscription$14.00 FROM MEUNDIESRunners-up: Underclub, for designer underwear in a range of styles (from $15/shipment)Savage by Fenty Xtra VIP, for access to monthly drops and exclusive deals from Rihanna's lingerie brand ($49.95/shipment.Read our review of MeUndies.Best subscription for perfume and cologneScentbird/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every 1, 2, or 3 monthsShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesFragrance is so personal to each individual person that it only makes sense to turn buying perfume or cologne into a sampling experience. Scentbird is home to over 500 fragrances from designer and indie brands, letting you discover your signature scent, add some variety to your current fragrance lineup, or simply try fragrances you wouldn't have access to otherwise. You'll be able to try perfume and cologne from Versace, D&G, Acqua di Parma and more. Each 8 mL sampler bottle holds about 140 sprays — enough to use a couple times a day, every day of the month.Scentbird Subscription Box$15.95 FROM SCENTBIRDRunners-up: Scentbox, for an even larger variety of fragrances to choose from ($14.95/shipment)Skylar Scent Club, for limited-edition rollerballs made with clean ingredients ($20/shipment)Best flower subscriptionLauren Savoie/InsiderSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesSome people like food or shoes or jewelry, but for us, flowers are the ultimate monthly pick-me-up. BloomsyBox's monthly flower delivery service features one unique bouquet of 22-24 stems, and though you can't pick the exact flowers you want, the ones we've received from the service have always been gorgeous. It's a lovely way to liven up your home with new and interesting arrangements and the flowers arrive fresh and undisturbed. Be on the lookout for cool, limited-time collaborations, like the current partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.BloomsyBox Flower Subscription Service$44.99 FROM BLOOMSYBOX$38.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $44.99 | Save 13%Runners-up: UrbanStems, for timeless arrangements and deliveries as frequent as every week ($55/shipment)Read more about the best flower delivery services we tested in 2021. Read our reviews of Bloomsybox and UrbanStems.Best plant subscriptionHorti/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: $8-$12A la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesHorti is best for beginner plant enthusiasts who are interested in starting a plant collection but may not know where to start or how to learn the basics of plant care. Horti's subscription is strategically designed so you begin with hardy, low-maintenance plants but eventually graduate to more complex species as you develop your confidence and experience. Each one always comes in a hand-painted pot (or you can opt for just the naked plants) and sometimes you'll also receive planting tools and accessories. Horti Month-to-Month Plant Subscription$28.00 FROM HORTIRunners-up: The Sill, for a robust variety of medium-sized, easy care plants ($60/shipment)The Plant Club, for unique, seasonal plants ($39/month)Read our review of The Sill. Best book subscriptionBook of the Month Club/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: YesA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesAs the OG national book club (since 1926!), Book of the Month has book curation down to a science, with its finger on the pulse of all the books that everyone seems to be reading and talking about lately. Every month you have the opportunity to choose from five hardcover books representing a variety of genres. Whether you're trying to start up a reading habit or already a voracious reader, the consistent shipments will keep you on track and make you a more well-read citizen. It also offers a separate, formal Book Club service where you can organize your own book club with anyone in your circle.Book of the Month Membership$15.99 FROM BOOK OF THE MONTHRunners-up: Owl Crate, for signed young adult books and extra freebies ($32.99/shipment)Next Big Idea Club, for nonfiction books curated by big names in business and psychology ($21/month)Best game subscriptionUnbox Boardom/FacebookSubscription frequency: Every 1, 2, or 3 months Shipping fee: $5 A la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesIf you like to unplug and unwind with a board game, try the cleverly named Unbox Boardom subscription. Each month, you can either choose a new game yourself or let the gaming experts choose one for you. The membership has all kinds of unique games (strategy, family, trivia, and more) that you haven't heard of before and will keep you well occupied throughout the year. Soon enough, you'll have a healthy stack of games to choose from any time you want to exercise your brain a bit. Past games have included Photosynthesis, a strategy game where you chase the sun to grow trees and Sabordage, a mayhem-filled pirate adventure.Unbox Boardom Monthly Subscription$29.99 FROM UNBOX BOARDOMRunners-up: Video Games Monthly, for classic and retro video games (from $34.99/shipment)Finders Seekers, for mystery and escape room games ($30/shipment)Best crafting subscriptionThe Crafter’s Box/InstagramSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesFor people who love working with their hands, The Crafter's Box offers the convenient and affordable opportunity to try out different kinds of crafts and learn from real working crafters. In addition to the kit of materials, you'll receive access to a digital workshop and live chat with a community of fellow craft lovers. The exciting lineup of craft options include fabric weaving, leather sandal making, paper making, soap making, and contemporary quilting. Since The Crafter's Box sends you all the materials you need, you can test drive various crafting types and figure out the one you love the most before you drop an entire month's paycheck at Michael's.The Crafter's Box Monthly Membership$65.00 FROM THE CRAFTER'S BOXRunners-up: Kiwi Doodle Crate, for creative projects designed for teens ($22.95/shipment)Adults and Crafts, for small, approachable projects ($33/shipment)Best subscription for kidsAlicia Betz/InsiderSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesCreated by an engineer and mother of three, KiwiCo makes kits with toys and activities for kids of every age, from newborns to 14-year-olds. The science and art projects, designed by educators and scientists including but not limited to mechanical and industrial engineers, are age-appropriate and teach kids important skills like creative problem-solving, curiosity and tinkering, and hands-on craft. The beauty of KiwiCo is it frees up time for parents: time spent researching activities to do, and time spent participating in those activities with their kids. Though parents can certainly join in on the fun, the kits work best when the child can play independently.Kiwico Crates$19.95 FROM KIWICORunners-up: Lovevery, for developmental play kits for babies and toddlers (Price varies)Baketivity, for kid-friendly baking kits ($32.95/shipment)Read our reviews of KiwiCo and Lovevery. Best subscription for dogsKate Barrington/InsiderSubscription frequency: Every monthShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesDogs and their owners love this popular subscription box, which sends toys, treats, and chews revolving around a creative theme each month. When you sign up, you'll share info about your dog, including its breed, birthday, and dietary restrictions, so that Barkbox can send a personalized collection of items. The plush toys in particular are a pup favorite. Soft, squeaky, and durable, they're made for play. Barkbox also has the best themes and collaborations we've seen around, from movie character chews and toys to a winter cabin getaway bundle.BarkBox Single Box$35.00 FROM BARKBOXRunners-up: Pupbox from Petco, for treats, toys, and training resources specifically for puppies ($39/shipment)Kongbox, for highly rugged Kong products and especially playful dogs ($44.95/shipment)Read our review of Barkbox.Best subscription for catsMeowboxSubscription frequency: Every 1 or 2 monthsShipping fee: FreeA la carte shop: YesGifting available: YesSometimes hair ties, lights, and cardboard boxes just won't cut it for your cat. That's where Meowbox comes in. Every box has five to six items, including high-quality toys and organic or grain-free treats that are always produced in the US or Canada. Plus, for every box sold, Meowbox donates a can of food to a cat shelter. It even provides a unique code you can use to track exactly where your donation has gone. Like Barkbox, Meowbox offers adorable themed products, like a summer fishing bucket hat or a "skippy kitty rope" and kettlebell for cat-owner workouts. The a la carte shop also features paraphernalia for the owner so you don't feel left out of the fun.Meowbox Monthly Subscription$22.95 FROM MEOWBOXRunners-up: KitNipBox, for extra treats and toys if you have more than one cat ($19.99/shipment)RescueBox, for a subscription box with high impact ($29.95/shipment)Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 19th, 2021

35 cool and useful gifts for teen boys, from tech gadgets to bestselling books

Here are 35 of the best gifts for teen boys, ranging from cheap to pricey, including brands like Apple, Lego, Nintendo, and Adidas. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Buying gifts for teen boys is hard. Here are 35 ideas, from brands like Apple, LEGO, Nintendo, Adidas, and more. Yan Krukov/Pexels Here are 35 gifts for teen boys that range from tech to reading to grooming. Need more gift ideas? Here are more than 50 teen gifts we like this year. If that doesn't cut it, check out our 100 all-time favorite products. Buying gifts for teens can be a daunting task, and we hear from readers that it's especially hard to buy for teen boys.Thankfully, it doesn't need to be. There are tons of great gifts on the market that are cool, innovative, thoughtful, and ranging in price from big-ticket items to under-$25 purchases you can make on Amazon.Below, you can find a mix of 35 gifts that cover tech, grooming, nods to hobbies, and practical gifts for everyday needs. If you need more gifting inspiration, check out all of our gift guides here. Check out all 35 gifts for teen boys below: An Echo Dot that works as a speaker and alarm clock Amazon Echo Dot (4th generation), available at Amazon, $29.99The Amazon Echo Dot is the most popular Amazon device for a reason: It's compact and has all the capabilities of Alexa (voice control, music, news, weather updates, and more). They'll love that it has a decent speaker; parents will love that it works well as an alarm clock.  The popular "Dune" series Amazon "Dune" by Frank Herbert, available at Amazon, $12.01After "Harry Potter" and classics commonly found on high school syllabi, Dune is the #15 bestselling young adult book on Amazon. The first movie in the series, which stars Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, premiered on October 21 (you can watch it on HBO Max) and the second is coming out October 2023 — so they'll have enough time to catch up before the next installment.Otherwise, we also recommend "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline if your teen hasn't read it yet. Some more book suggestions:"All the Bright Places," a popular YA book on TikTok"Scythe," a bestselling dystopian YA book similar to "The Hunger Games"The best young adult books, according to a teenagerThe best young adult romance booksThe best young people's literature of 2021 according to the National Book AwardsThe best books we read in our 20s A pair of gloves he can use with his phone Nordstrom The North Face Apex Etip Tech Gloves, available at Macy's, $50The North Face's Tech Gloves have silicone palm grips and touchscreen-friendly fingertips so he can use his devices without taking them off.  A men's grooming set Kiehl's Men's Groom On-the-Go Gift Set, available at Kiehl's, $40Help your teen build a constructive skincare routine with effective, simple skincare products like the products in this Kiehl's gift set. In it, he'll get a face wash, moisturizer, and soap that smells good.  Colorful strip lights they can control via app Amazon Govee LED Strip Lights, available at Amazon, $33.99These light strips let them customize the color of the lighting in their room without any major home renovations. (They come with double-sided adhesive; just stick them on a flat surface and you're good to go). This option uses an app that connects the strip directly to your Wi-Fi and offers additional features, such as a timer, sliders for brightness and color temperature, and a selection of scenes, including animated multicolored scenes. They can also select colors individually for different segments of the strip and create their own scenes via the DIY option. They can also use Alexa and Google Assistant to control the lights with their voice.  Versatile, comfortable convertible pants Amir Ismael/Insider Men's Paramount Trail Convertible Pant, available at The North Face, $69The North Face Paramount Trail Convertible Pants are lightweight and convert into shorts, and they're senior style and grooming reporter Amir Ismael's most worn items in 2021. They're just as comfortable and stylish for everyday life as they are on trips where light packing is preferred. Read Amir's full review of The North Face Paramount Trail Convertible Pants here.  A unique poster of their favorite movie Etsy Minimalist Movie Poster Art Print, available at Etsy, from $11.24If he's at the age where he's discovering cult classics like "Donnie Darko," getting him a cool, retro-style art print is a thoughtful nod to his interests. You can find minimalist options here, or search Etsy for something specific, such as "Jurassic Park." A warm, versatile HEATTECH layer Uniqlo Men HEATTECH Crew Neck Long-Sleeve T-Shirt, available on Uniqlo, $19.90Uniqlo's HEATTECH gear is one of our secrets to staying fashionable and warm during the winter. It's effective without the bulk by wicking moisture away from your body and purportedly turning your kinetic energy into heat. However it does it, it works. We've been using it for years, and highly recommend it. Most items are about $15, but you could go up to $50 for pants. Read our review of Uniqlo HEATTECH gear here. A streaming service that includes the 'Star Wars' and Marvel universes Disney Plus Disney+ Monthly Subscription Service, available at Disney, $6.99/month or $69.99/yearDisney Plus is the relatively new Disney-centric streaming service, but it carries much more than the nostalgic movies they may have grown up watching and the Marvel movies. The platform includes Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox — and you can also bundle ESPN+ and Hulu with it. Disney Plus offers two subscription options: $6.99 a month, or a slightly cheaper $69.99 a year ($5.83 a month). With ESPN Plus and Hulu, it's $12.99 a month (a $17.97 a month value). Super convenient Apple AirPods with a wireless charging case Amazon Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, available at Best Buy, $159.99When it comes to convenience, truly wireless earbuds are the best. And Apple's AirPods are very popular with iPhone and Android users alike. They look subtle compared to other bigger options, and they're incredibly easy to use.  A Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T fleece pullover Patagonia Patagonia Men's Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover, available at Patagonia, $119Like Champion, Patagonia is a brand that's gaining increasing popularity among teens. Its Snap-T Fleece Pullover is one of its best and most popular products. The best socks we've ever worn Bombas Bombas Socks, available at Bombas, from $10.50Practically the entire Insider Reviews team is made up of Bombas fans, largely because of the socks' standout features and the brand's mission. Socks are the number one requested product among homeless shelters, and each time a pair of Bombas socks are purchased, a pair of socks is donated by the brand. A pair of cool new Adidas Ultraboost sneakers Adidas Adidas Ultraboost Shoes, available at Adidas, from $54In 2015, Adidas introduced the Ultraboost as an entirely new running silhouette, but it was quickly adopted by sneakerheads for its comfort and style. They'll probably wind up wearing these responsive, supportive shoes for both sports and around town. If you don't see a color they'll like, check StockX for more options. A Kindle Paperwhite for reading on the go Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Best Buy, $129.99Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof, has double the storage of its previous model, and is its lightest and thinnest version yet. The glare-free display adjusts to accommodate even bright sunlight, and it has a battery charge that lasts for weeks.  A 4,108-piece, app-controlled Lego kit that incorporates advanced engineering elements Amazon Lego Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator 42100 Building Kit, available at Amazon, $449.95Lego's new excavator building kit was designed in partnership with Liebherr and has over 4,000 parts that mimic the real thing — incorporating advanced elements of engineering and accurate details like access ways and extensible ladders. It's operated via the Lego app, so they can control the boom and bucket, create movement sequences, and complete fun challenges with real-time feedback.  Wear-anywhere shorts Amir Ismael/Insider Men's Baggies Shorts, available at Patagonia, $55These popular Patagonia shorts are known as "Life's Shorts" — they're lightweight, quick-drying, and designed to be worn in and out of the water. Senior reporter Amir Ismael is a fan, saying "they go with everything" and aren't restrictive or tight even with mesh netting on the inside. Read his full review of the Patagonia Baggies shorts here.  A popular streaming media player Roku Roku Express Streaming Media Player, available at Best Buy, $29.99The Roku Express Streaming Media Player turns an otherwise dumb TV into a smart TV with access to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and HBO Now to cable alternatives like Sling or YouTube TV. A compact projector that's great for movie-watching Amazon Anker Nebula Capsule Mini Projector, available at Amazon, $299.95Anker makes a mini projector the size of a soda can that's perfect for screening their favorite movies. It weighs only 1 pound, and it offers four hours of continuous playtime. Find a full review here. A simple sweatshirt from a classic brand Amazon Champion Men's Pullover Eco Fleece Sweatshirt, available at Amazon, from $26.67Champion is having a moment with the teen demographic. If they don't already have one, pick up one of the brand's most popular items in a color and style they'll wear often. A small, travel-ready camera that stabilizes shaky video footage Go Pro GoPro Hero10, available at GoPro, $399.99GoPro is the rugged, waterproof action camera they can take with them anywhere. While older models will still get the job done, the Hero10 is the newest and best overall model.You can read a full GoPro Hero 10 review here, but the gist is this: The Hero 10 is a performance camera, but its upgrades allow it to do what even bigger and more expensive cameras can do, too.  A speaker they can spill on and drop in the pool without breaking it Ultimate Ears Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, available at Amazon, $99.99This rugged, compact speaker can go with them anywhere. It's waterproof, has an "outdoor boost" button specifically for listening outside, is "drop-proof," and boasts a 13-hour battery life. A gentle exfoliating facial cleansing device that gets all the grime out Foreo FOREO Luna 3, available at Foreo, $199FOREO's cult-favorite Luna 3 cleansing device gently and effectively cleans with thin, antimicrobial silicone touch-points, and it removes 98.5% of dirt and makeup residue without irritating the skin. Plus, it's 100% waterproof and the battery life lasts for a few months per charge. Find a full review on the previous generation Luna 2 from a male reporter here. An eco-conscious tie-dye beanie The Parks Project Feel the Earth Breathe Tie Dye Beanie, available at Parks Project, $40These unisex tie-dye beanies come in cool colors and with a unique plant logo. (To date, the Parks Project has reportedly contributed over $2,000,000 to help fund vital projects in national parks around the US). A Nintendo Switch Nintendo Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con, available at Target, $299.99If you're gauging the success of your gift based solely on the excitement it elicits, this is a good option. This model has a battery life of up to nine hours and can be played with friends or solo at home or on the go. The most popular and useful Fitbit Fitbit Fitbit Charge 4, available at Best Buy, $129.95The Fitbit Charge 4 isn't the newest model the company has released, but it is perhaps one of the best and most popular. It has a lot of useful activity-tracking features without a big, clunky screen or an exorbitant price. It has a built-in heart rate monitor, in-depth sleep tracking, advanced workout features, and real-time workout tracking on the screen. A cult-favorite water bottle Amazon Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Water Bottle, available at Hydro Flask, from $37.46These cult-favorite, vacuum-insulated stainless steel water bottles work really well. It'll keep hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours, and cold drinks cold for up to 24. Smart lights with bright lights for studying and dimming at night before bed Amazon Bulbrite Solana A19 WiFi Connected Color Changing LED Smart Light Bulb, available at Home Depot, $17.99Smart lights mean they can change the lights to a range of colors, create customized lighting for watching a movie or studying, and set a schedule for the lights to turn off and on or brighten and dim at different times during the day.  An audiobook subscription Audible Audible Membership (3 months), available at Amazon, $45If they love to read (or you're trying to get them to love to read), a gift subscription to Audible is a great idea. They'll get three free titles for each month they're a member (one audiobook and two Audible Originals), and 30% off any additional audiobooks they buy. They can listen and read anywhere and anytime using the free app.  A cult-favorite duffel bag that's durable and cavernous Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag, $139, available at Patagonia, $139Patagonia's Black Hole duffel bags deserve their cult status: They're seemingly neverending, extremely durable, and are now made out of recycled plastic bottles.  A t-shirt from a new outdoors brand with great gear and a philanthropic mission Cotopaxi Do Good Men's T-Shirt, available at Cotopaxi, $30Whether he's into the outdoors, volunteering, or might appreciate an introduction to a cool new startup he hasn't heard of, he'll appreciate a soft, unique T-shirt from Cotopaxi.  An online class from one of the greats Master Class Tom Morello Teaches Guitar (single class), available at Masterclass, $90MasterClass hosts online classes on virtually every topic taught by the experts themselves — from Neil Gaiman teaching the art of storytelling to Annie Leibowitz teaching photography. This class, by Grammy-winning musician Tom Morello, teaches you the guitar techniques that define his style.  A beanie with Bluetooth connectivity so they can listen to music on the go Amazon Tenergy Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Hat, available at Amazon, $24.95An increasingly popular accessory among teen boys is the Bluetooth Beanie Hat, which lets them listen to music while wearing it. The headphones pair with a tablet, Apple Watch, or smartphone, and the Bluetooth range is up to 33 feet. There are even built-in controls for adjusting the volume, skipping songs, and pausing/playing music.Editor's note: This gift may arrive after Christmas. A powerful portable charger Amazon Elecjet PowerPie Portable Charger, available at Amazon, $49Whether for traveling or keeping in contact with friends or parents while on the go, this external battery is great for giving parents and teens convenience and peace of mind.Editor's note: This gift may arrive after Christmas. Gift cards to virtually anything they could need or want Chipotle To a teen, there's probably nothing more useful than a gift card. Here are a few of the best you can give.Everything: Visa Gift Card / Amazon Gift Card / Gift Amazon Prime MembershipCoffee: Starbucks Gift CardBooks: Amazon Gift Card / Barnes & Noble Gift CardEntertainment: Netflix Gift Card / Hulu Gift Card / Sling Gift Card / StubHub gift cardTransportation: Uber Gift Card Music: Spotify Gift CardFood: Taco Bell Gift Card / Chipotle Gift CardClothes: Nordstrom Gift Card / Everlane Gift Card / Nike Gift Card / Under Armour Gift Card / Adidas Gift CardTech: Best Buy Gift Card / Amazon Gift Card Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytNov 8th, 2021

33 cool tech gifts for teens, from Bluetooth speakers to gaming controllers

Teens love tech, so we've rounded up the best gadget gifts out there. From smart speakers to bike helmets and cameras, there's something for everyone. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Best Buy; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider We rounded up the best tech gifts for teens with something for every budget. From headphones to cameras, we have gift ideas for all interests. Shopping for someone else? Check out our best tech gifts for women and our best picks under $25. Finding exciting gifts for a teenager can be difficult as they develop their own style, but new technology can encourage them to build new skills or just make their life easier as they continue to grow.Whether the teen on your shopping list is into video games, photography, music, or fitness, there's a tech gift on this list for everyone. Our tech gift recommendations also cover a variety of budgets, with some picks costing less than $15. A subscription service with access to thousands of digital comic books Marvel Marvel Unlimited, $10 a month or $70 a yearComixology Unlimited, $6 a monthIf your teen is a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or superheroes in general, you can give them access to thousands of comic books with a subscription to Marvel Unlimited. The digital service offers more than 29,000 comics, spanning from the classic origin stories of characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men, to recent comic book events like "Venom: King in Black." You can access Marvel Unlimited on iPhone, Android, iPad, and your web browser, and download books for offline viewing. If your teen is a more adventurous reader, you can get them a subscription to Comixology Unlimited, an Amazon owned comic reading service that features a wider range of content, including DC Comics like "Batman" and Image Comics like "The Walking Dead." Comixology Unlimited costs $6 a month making it cheaper than Marvel Unlimited, but it offers fewer complete series. Comixology Unlimited subscribers also receive up to 15% off Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse comic book purchases, making it easier to build a personal collection. A customized gaming controller This is just a small selection of the colors available in the Xbox Design Lab. Microsoft Xbox design Lab Custom Controller, available at Microsoft, $69.99Microsoft's Xbox controller has a classic design and is compatible with a wide range of devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android products, Mac, and PC. But people might not be aware of Microsoft's Xbox Design Lab, which lets you customize the colors on every part of the controller and add a laser engraving. The custom controller will arrive within 28 days, usually taking about two weeks.If you're worried about choosing a design for your teen, you can give them an $80 Xbox gift card and let them choose between a custom design, or just buying a new game with the store credit. A webcam perfect for streaming your own videos Logitech Logitech c920x, available at Amazon, $60This webcam is one of the most recommended for people getting started with YouTube videos or Twitch livestreams, and it's become even more popular with professionals working from home.While lots of laptops come with built-in cameras, the Logitech c920 offers better video quality with resolutions up to 1080p, a wide viewing angle, streaming at 60 frames per second at 720p, and an adjustable base that can be easily attached to tripods and other stands. A streaming subscription for music lovers An Android smartphone with the Spotify Music logo visible on screen, alongside a pair of earphones. Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images Spotify Premium Subscription, available at Spotify, $9.99 a monthTeens love listening to music, and streaming services offer unlimited access to their favorite tunes. Spotify offers a huge music library and is compatible with Apple, Android, and Windows devices.  The premium subscription gets rid of ads, allows  your teen  to download songs for offline listening, and lets them skip songs as they please. Plans start at $10 per month and are a great way to satisfy the music lover in your family. Wireless earbuds that easily pair with an iPhone Crystal Cox/Business Insider Apple AirPods Pro,  available at Amazon, $190Apple's AirPods Pro offer a great way for your teen to listen to music, take calls, and tune out the world. These true wireless earbuds feature seamless pairing with Apple devices, active noise cancellation, and a transparency mode so they can still hear you when you remind them to do their homework. They come with three sizes of removable eartips for a perfect fit, and boast up to 24 hours of listening time with multiple charges in the included wireless charging case. A subscription that's like Netflix for video games Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, $37.99 for 3 months Playstation Plus Subscription, $24.99 for 3 monthsWhy buy just one game when you can get dozens? That's the premise behind Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft's Netflix-style subscription gaming service.  Microsoft offers over 100 games, including blockbusters like "Grand Theft Auto V," "Destiny 2," and "FIFA 21" among many others.  Game Pass Ultimate isn't cheap – it costs around $40 for three months – but offers a tremendous value considering that one new game costs $60. For Playstation fans there's Playstation Plus, which is cheaper than Microsoft's service at $25 for three months, but offers far fewer games. Subscribers get access to a handful of titles each month that they can download and keep as long as they remain a member of the service.The service also comes with other perks like online gameplay and discounts. Which subscription you should get depends on the console your teen owns, but they'll appreciate either one. A gaming headset with audiophile-level sound Amazon SteelSeries Arctis Pro, available at Amazon, from $149.84If you're going to get your PC gamer a gaming headset, you might as well invest in one that produces audiophile-level sound. That way, they can listen to music and watch movies without having to switch to a different pair of headphones.The SteelSeries Arctis Pro is a good choice for gamers who care about top-notch audio, as it comes with several input options, virtual surround sound, and a bass that can be pushed. Plus, teens will love the fact that they can customize its look with SteelSeries' range of headbands and ear cups.If you're willing to splurge, the $329.99 wireless version makes it easier for your teen to seamlessly transition between playing games on their PC and taking a call on their phone. An Instax printer to print all those selfies on Amazon Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer, available at Best Buy, $99.99Instant cameras are so yesterday! With most teens relying on their camera phones to take photos, a mobile photo printer that lets them print all those friend selfies saved on their phone on 1.81 x 2.44 Instax film is just what the fun doctor ordered. Pair that with the photo clip fairy string lights as a stocking stuffer, and you might just inspire your teen to decorate and declutter their room to make it visitor-friendly. A unique electronic musical instrument that's big in Japan Amazon Otamatone Deluxe Electronic Musical Instrument, available at Amazon, $79.99Music is one of the biggest outlets teens turn to channel their creativity and angst, and this musical synthesizer lets your budding musician create music in a fun and quirky way. Pressing the middle part of the Otamatone and sliding your fingers up and down it will produce higher and lower tones while opening and closing its mouth creates a "wah" sound. It can even connect to speakers, amps, and (preferably to the rest of your household) headphones.  A 3D pen with plastic refills in 15 different colors Facebook 3Doodler Create + 3D Printing Pen, available at Amazon, $79.99Today's 3D printers may be pricey, but that doesn't mean that your artistic teen can't enjoy and master the art. With this 3D pen, they can even do so in a more analog way, stirring their creativity and allowing them to appreciate the value of working with one's hands. Plug this pen into a wall outlet, load up the plastic color, and once the pen heats the plastic, your teen is ready to create. It comes with an app with interactive step-by-step instructions on custom art projects. A smartwatch that tracks activity and fitness goals Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Apple Watch SE, available at Amazon, $279.00Your athletic or health-conscious teen will definitely appreciate the Apple Watch SE. This smartwatch can do most of the things Apple's flagship smartwatch can, while keeping things more affordable. It's still on the pricey side, but it's worth it to keep teens on the healthy, active path. As for the fun factor, your teen can customize it with different faces, bands and memojis, as well as use it to play music and stay in touch with friends via iMessage, social media apps, and phone capabilities. Bluetooth trackers that keep your teen from losing their, well, everything Tile Tile Limited Edition Bluetooth trackers, available at Tile, starting at $23.99You want to be able to entrust them with important things, from necessities like house and car keys to devices that cost money like laptops. But, let's face it: teenagers are basically bigger versions of kids, and they still tend to lose their stuff. This is why Tile's Bluetooth trackers are super handy. Attach one to their keys or wallet, connect it with their phone, and that's one last question you'll have to field. With their range of Limited Edition trackers that come in several fun designs, they'll be proud to show these off to friends.If your teen owns an iPhone, you can also consider purchasing AirTags, Apple's official tracking device that works with the Find My app. They're a bit more expensive than Tile trackers at $29 each, but offer more features for iPhone users. They also come with a free engraving for personalization. A handheld gaming system with multiplayer capabilities Nintendo Nintendo Switch Lite, available at Best Buy, $199.00If you're on a limited budget (times have been tough, after all) but want to reward your teen with a handheld gaming console, you cannot go wrong with a Nintendo Switch Lite. This pocket-friendly device may not be able to connect to the TV, but it's got a few advantages over the standard Switch beyond the price. It plays all but a few of the same games while being more portable. And, for color-loving teens, it comes in three fun shades plus gray. A PC gaming controller with wireless connectivity Amazon Logitech Gamepad F310, available at Target, $14.99This is a must-have for any teen who enjoys PC and console gaming. With the Logitech Gamepad F310, they can play their favorite Steam and other PC games from the comfort of a couch without the need for a mouse or keyboard — partly thanks to the 6-foot long cable. This will give them better control and a more seamless gaming experience during long sessions as well. If your teen hasn't experienced PC gaming from the couch, this will be a game-changer. A mini projector with a built-in speaker system Amazon Elephas Mini Movie Projector, available at Amazon, $79.99Kids today are moving away from classic television and toward the versatility and convenience of projectors. The Elephas Mini Movie Projector turns any wall into a TV or computer monitor. This allows your teen to watch movies, sports, video games, and more just about anywhere, including their room for their much-needed privacy. Help them create a comfy floor setup with pillows and blankets, and it's a fun slumber party with friends. Also, Elephas offers a lifetime warranty. Affordable wireless earbuds Amazon JLab Audio JBuds Air, available at Amazon, $24.49These true wireless earbuds don't boast the same feature set as Apple's AirPods but they do have Bluetooth 5.0, quality sound, a microphone for calls, and basic water resistance. The battery lasts for six hours, and the case holds an additional 18 hours of charge, giving them comparable battery life to AirPods. A drone with high-quality video capabilities Amazon DJI Mini SE, available at Amazon, $299Whether you've got a future influencer or a budding content creator in the family, you've got an ace gift in this mini drone from DJI. This is an impressive drone for the price point, with a battery life of 30 minutes and a camera touting great stabilization and 2.7K Quad HD video capability. This drone even has automatic motion presets and a smooth motion mode, allowing beginner videographers such as your teen to utilize pro-level shooting techniques effortlessly. Just remember to teach them proper drone etiquette before they let their new toy fly. Winter gloves with touchscreen-capable fingertips Amazon Achiou Winter Knit Gloves, available at Amazon, from $7.99Teens aren't going to stop using their phones just because it's freezing outside. They need to stay in touch, and a lot of the time, they'll take off their gloves so they can rub and tap on a touchscreen. With these gloves, they can protect their digits while catching up on social media. And, at this price, you might want to buy a few pairs – and in different colors, if you want – for when they inevitably lose them. A build-your-own computer kit for beginners Amazon CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Starter MAX Kit, available at Amazon, $124.99If your teen likes to take things apart and put them back together again, this is the perfect gift. Raspberry Pi has taught basic computer science in developing countries and schools since 2012, and Pi 4 is the latest version. The kit comes with an easy-to-follow quick start guide. The computer doesn't come with accessories, such as a monitor, mouse, keyboard, or cooling fan so you may want to pick those components up as well. A portable Bluetooth speaker with a hardshell carrying case Amazon JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker, available at Amazon, $129.99Teens love blasting music away, and this speaker from JBL will let them do so wherever they are — including at the beach or even while floating in the pool. To keep things portable, it boasts up to 12 hours of playtime and comes with a gSport Deluxe Hardshell Case. Best of all, it features IPX7 waterproof protection so it can go in up to three feet of water. With this, they'll have something to look forward to next summer. A power bank with enough juice to charge a phone 2 times Amazon Anker Portable Charger, available at Amazon, $22 It's not surprising for a teen to spend all day and night draining their phone's battery, but if their phone is frequently dying while they're out, consider buying them a portable charger to provide some extra juice on the go. Anker's PowerCore Slim portable charger holds more than two full charges for the latest iPhone, and should work with any USB device. If you're willing to spend a bit more, you can buy a portable battery with wireless charging, to eliminate the need for cords. A handheld gimbal for shooting cinematic videos with friends Amazon Zhiyun Smooth 4 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal, available at Amazon, $99.00Whether it's for shooting TikTok content to making full-fledged YouTube videos, a handheld gimbal will let your teen produce better, smoother-looking content. But, while many options out there will set you back more than $100, this gimbal from Zhiyun costs less, which makes it the perfect gift for teens. And, while most teens seem to be naturally tech savvy, this one is especially effortless to figure out, complete with different shooting modes and pro-level shooting techniques turned automated. A beanie with headphones that pair with their phone Amazon SoundBot SB210 Bluetooth Smart Beanie Headset, available on Amazon, $17.99We all agree – beanies are some of the comfiest accessories out there. But, this nifty one from SoundBot takes it to a new level, with built-in speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, and up to five hours of music listening. Now, your teen can stay warm and listen to music at the same time, without having to wear or carry two things at once. Best yet, it comes in several different colors, some even with poms, so you can get it in their favorite color or design. A smart light strip that changes colors Philips Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance LightStrip Plus, available at Philips-Hue, $79.99Fairy or string lights are among the top accessories teens love to decorate their rooms with, and Hue's light strip takes that to a new level with its smart light capabilities, ability to display 16 million colors, and Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility. It's terrific for sprucing up every teen's room, whether they're gamers, Bohemians, nature-lovers, or those with an eclectic taste. They can even change the colors depending on their mood, what they're into, or what they're currently doing. A subscription to the best audiobook service Amazon Audible Subscription, available at Amazon, $15 a monthGive teens the gift of knowledge with this audiobook subscription. This gives them an audiobook and two Audible originals each month. They will also get 30% off any other audiobooks they choose to buy, which they will own even after their subscription expires. This is an excellent solution for students who learn better by listening than reading. An alarm clock that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker Amazon Anker Soundcore Wakey Bluetooth Speakers with Alarm Clock, available at Amazon, $89.99This alarm clock is packed full of features. It pairs with your teen's phone via Bluetooth and plays audio from any of the apps, as well as FM radio or any combination of the 10 sleep-inducing ambient sounds. There are 10 different alarm sounds, and it wirelessly charges Qi-compatible devices as well. A Bluetooth speaker that teens can use in the shower Amazon iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker, available at Amazon, $34.90Teens need to have their music everywhere at all times – that's right, even in the shower. Sure, the JBL Flip 5 mentioned above will work in the shower. For a quarter of the price, however, you can get your teen a dedicated shower speaker, one with a 33-foot range and up to 10 hours of battery life. iFox backs this with a 12-month, no-risk, money-back guarantee. What have you got to lose? A microphone that plugs into a USB port Amazon Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, available at Amazon, $40We bet you haven't considered giving your teen a microphone before. It is a bit of an unconventional holiday gift, but one that teens will love whether they have their own Twitch or YouTube channel, or produce their own podcast. It's an outstanding plug-and-play microphone solution that delivers crystal clear audio to your recordings, all while looking cool and retro. An action camera that will record their adventures Les Shu/Insider GoPro Hero 10 Black, available at B&H, $450Teens, especially active and adventurous ones, are always up to something new and exciting, whether it's taking an electric skateboard out for a spin or taking on the latest TikTok trends. And, a GoPro action camera will let them record those exploits with friends hands-free. This latest one is obviously the best with 5.3K Ultra HD recording, 23MP still images, and improved HyperSmooth stabilization. A bike helmet with built-in turn signals Amazon Lumos Smart Bike Helmet, available at Amazon, from $199.95This is the perfect helmet for a bike and, most importantly, to protect your teen's head. The helmet pairs with the Lumos app as well as the wireless handlebar remote so you can let drivers know when you're turning. Finally, it has auto brake lights. All these features help keep teens even safer while they're out on the streets. A smart speaker that helps keep them organized Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen), available at Amazon, $34.99 With the help of Alexa, this mini smart speaker is capable of doing a host of things, from playing your teen's favorite tunes on Spotify or Amazon Music to controlling other smart devices and setting reminders and schedules hands-free. It'll even tell jokes and play trivia games. Teens have a lot going on in their lives, and this gadget is among the best tools they can use to stay organized. A smart outlet plug with support for voice control Amazon Gosund Multi Wi-Fi Smart Outlet, available on Walmart, $18.99Today's smart plugs are like the Clapper on steroids. Teens can control their lights, fans, and more from anywhere with the free app that works on both iOS and Android devices – or with an Amazon Echo device. This is another one that parents will also like since it might make a dent on the steep electricity bill. A laptop with great durability and battery life Apple Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip, available at Amazon, $899.00If you're looking to splurge on your kid, then the latest MacBook Air will go a long way. This thin and light 13-inch comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage, as well as Apple's M1 chip, should get them through daily homework, projects and papers, while letting them play games and enjoy some streaming post-school work. And, since Apple's laptops are practically built like a tank, you'll have the peace of mind that it'll survive some beatings. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 5th, 2021

53 cool and unique Amazon gifts that teenagers will actually love, from Spikeball to astrology jewelry

Finding a gift for a teenager can be tough, but there are a lot of options on Amazon. Here are 53 gift ideas teens will actually want to keep. Amazon has an abundance of great gifts for teens, from the "Dune" books to a Kindle to read them on. Amazon Teens are notoriously difficult to shop for, especially when it comes to gifts. To help ease shopping stress, we put together a list of 53 cool and fast Amazon gifts. Still looking for gift ideas? Check out our list of the all-time best products we've ever tested. Teens may be difficult to shop for, but you don't need to search far and wide for gift ideas - Amazon has options in everything from tech to beauty products.From the popular book-turned-into-movie "Dune" to a Nintendo Switch, we rounded up the best 53 best gifts for the teens in your life. They cover a range of prices and brands, including newer startups you didn't even know you could find on Amazon. Check out all 53 gifts for teens on Amazon: A pair of trendy, easy-to-use AirPods Amazon If you're after the title of their favorite relative of the year, AirPod Pros could be the convenient, easy-to-use gift to get.If you're looking to spend less, we also recommend great headphones that won't break $50. A cute, heart-shaped waffle maker Crate & Barrel Sometimes all anyone wants is anything delicious and aesthetically appealing — like heart-shaped waffles. This waffle maker is small, too, so it shouldn't crowd their kitchen too much. Smart lights that are compatible with Amazon Alexa Amazon They can use their voice to control these smart light bulbs through an Alexa Echo, Echo Dot, or Google Home Assistant. They can also give hands-free commands to set the brightness, turn lights on and off, change colors, create timers, and more to customize their space. A GoPro Amazon GoPro is the rugged, waterproof action camera they can take with them anywhere. While older models will still get the job done, the Hero10 is the newest and best overall model.You can read a full GoPro Hero 10 review here, but the gist is this: The Hero 10 is a performance camera, but its upgrades allow it to do what even bigger and more expensive cameras can do, too.  A fun outdoor game they can play with friends DICK'S Sporting Goods On a beautiful, sunny day in the city, you'll probably see at least one group playing this fun and active game in the park. With rules similar to volleyball, it's incredibly easy to learn — so friend groups or families can get involved. The new Fire HD 10 tablet for music, games, and media Amazon We think Amazon's latest Fire tablet is the best and most affordable tablet for basic needs on the market (as long as you don't expect to use Google apps). With it, they can stream videos, browse the web, and read books. Read more about it here. The popular Dune series Amazon After "Harry Potter" and classics commonly found on high school syllabi, Dune is the #15 bestselling young adult book on Amazon. The first movie in the series, which stars Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, premiered on October 21 (you can watch it on HBO Max) and the second is coming out October 2023 — so they'll have enough time to catch up before the next installment. The Nintendo Switch Nintendo The Nintendo Switch is one of the gifts that, with good reason, tend to elicit lots of excitement. This model has a battery life of up to nine hours and can be played with friends or solo, and at home or on the go.Note: Some colors are currently out of stock. An instant camera Amazon Instax's cute instant camera is great for anyone who loves taking photos. All they need is some film to get started. It features a small selfie mirror to ensure proper framing, a macro lens attachment, and a variety of modes to account for different indoor and outdoor environments. A multi-color alarm clock that doubles as a speaker Amazon Beyond helping ensure they're up on time, this alarm clock doubles as a Bluetooth speaker and as a dimmable, multi-color bedside lamp. A beanie with built-in headphones Amazon Soundbot makes soft beanies that have built-in headphones for on-the-go listening. They have a rechargeable battery, built-in microphone, and wireless range of up to 33 feet.  An Echo Dot that doubles as a clock Amazon The Amazon Echo Dot is the most popular Amazon device for a reason — it's compact and has all the capabilities of Alexa (weather updates, recipes, music, and news).  One of the best young adult books of the year Amazon If you're looking to gift a good book they likely haven't read yet, we suggest snooping through literary awards, where judges do the heavy lifting for you. This book, a queer love story set in 1954 Chinatown, was shortlisted for the 2021 National Book Award in young adult literature.Some more book suggestions: "All the Bright Places," a popular YA book on TikTok"Scythe," a bestselling dystopian YA book similar to "The Hunger Games"The best young adult books, according to a teenagerThe best young adult romance booksThe best young people's literature of 2021 according to the National Book AwardsThe best books we read in our 20s An effective electric toothbrush Amazon We love this electric toothbrush as a budget-friendly option that doesn't compromise on performance. It's also the path of least resistance to helping your teen build their own healthy habits. A bath bomb gift box Amazon If their favorite pastime is some version of decadent self-care, then a gift set of bath bombs will go over well. This set has an array of great scents: sandalwood, eucalyptus, lavender, vanilla, rose, ginger, cedar, lemon, and orange. A necklace featuring their zodiac sign Amazon Zodiac signs, and the unique personality traits tied to each one, have become extremely popular in recent years. Pick up their sign in a dainty, gold-dipped necklace they can wear every day. A portable charger Amazon Whether used for traveling or keeping in contact with friends or parents while on the go, this external battery is great for giving parents and teens convenience — and peace of mind.  PopSockets for the back of their phone PopSocket PopSockets have become their own cultural phenomenon. Besides being useful, they offer a bit of personalization to tech and come in a variety of colors and patterns. New video games: "Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury" Amazon Ultimately, no gift may compare to a great new video game they can play solo or with friends.  New video games: "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD" Amazon New video games: "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" Amazon New video games: "FIFA 22" Amazon A hair towel that cuts drying time in half Aquis Aquis' cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes your hair to dry in half — a claim we're happy to report holds up. They also help keep hair protected from harmful friction in its most vulnerable state. If the teens in your life have ever complained about frizzy hair, this and a silk pillowcase are thoughtful gifts they'll actually use. One of the best young adult books ever written Amazon For the kind of gift they'll still mention 10 years later, give them one of the best young adult books you've ever read — or one of the 37 best young adult books Business Insider staff members recommend. Or, check out Amazon's list of the 100 books you should read in a lifetime. A splashproof, portable Bluetooth speaker Amazon This rugged, compact speaker can go with them anywhere. It's waterproof, has an "outdoor boost" button specifically for listening outside, is "drop-proof," and boasts a 13-hour battery life. A set of Korean sheet masks Amazon The best way to initiate a pampered staycation is a cult-favorite, 16-pack of Korean sheet masks — something any beauty- or skin-care-obsessed teen will likely already know about. A waterproof e-reader with a no-glare screen Amazon This isn't the latest or most features-packed Kindle (that'd be the Kindle Oasis), but the Paperwhite is still a great product, and we think it's the best mid-range Kindle that combines cost with performance.It's waterproof, has a six-week battery life (based on 30 minutes of reading daily), and the 32GB option stores thousands of books or 160 Audible audiobooks. Comfortable, high-quality sheets for their bed Brooklinen We recommend Brooklinen often, and for good reason. Most of the Insider Reviews team sleeps with Brooklinen on their own beds; we think they're perfect for sleeping in on lazy Saturday mornings. A surprisingly good projector that's the size of a soda can Anker Anker's Nebula Capsule is tiny but mighty. It's the size of a soda can, weighs only one pound, and has a quiet and continuous playtime of four hours. It'll kick movie nights up a notch, and they can easily pack it on trips. Find a full review here. Mario Badescu's cult-favorite facial mists with aloe Amazon Mario Badescu's cult-favorite facial mists refresh and hydrate the skin for a dewy glow. They're available on Amazon individually or in a two-pack of the rose water and cucumber sprays. A leather toiletry bag for grooming and beauty essentials Leatherology Leatherology's shave bag is a great purchase if you want to gift your teen a leather beauty bag that will age gracefully. Comfortable headphones with long battery life and good sound Beats by Dre The Solo3 headphones are perfect for commuting, studying, or zoning out during family road trips. They offer good sound quality and up to 40 hours of battery life, but the best part? Five minutes of charging equals three hours of playback.  A slime-making kit Amazon One of the ongoing internet trends is a fascination with slime, and teens have run successful businesses by sharing videos of it. And what's better than vicariously living through TikTok slime-makers? Making your own.  A gentle facial cleansing device FOREO FOREO's cult-favorite Luna 2 cleansing device gently and effectively cleans with thin, antimicrobial silicone touchpoints, and claims to remove 99.5% of dirt and makeup residue without irritating the skin. Plus, it's waterproof, and the battery life lasts for a few months per charge. The Luna 2 is available in five varieties: men, normal, combination, sensitive, and oily skin. Find a full review from a female reporter and a male reporter here. A Fitbit Fitbit Fitbits track the wearer's health and fitness as well as offer insights into their sleep and physical activity trends. Teens can set personal goals and get real-time updates during workouts. It's water-resistant up to 50 meters, and its battery life can last up to seven days.  A cult-favorite clay mask Amazon The Aztec Clay Mask is one of those cult-favorite products that's been plucked from obscurity and gone straight to the limelight of YouTube testimonials with over 4 million views and widespread popularity. You can read a full review here. String lights with photo clips Amazon Perfect for creating the archetypal teen room that's most often seen in Netflix movies and old Taylor Swift music videos, photo clip string lights add warm light to your teen's favorite Polaroids or memorabilia.  Colorful reusable straws Amazon Trying to adopt more eco-friendly habits is one of the great characteristics of younger generations, especially teens who grew up among videos of sea turtles being harmed by discarded plastic straws. These are colorful, bendable, and fun to use.  Gift card for everything: Visa Shutterstock/Zivica Kerkez For teens who often rely on part-time jobs to fund their hobbies and cravings, gift cards are one gift that's always appreciated. Here are some of Insider Reviews' top choices: Gift cards for everything: Amazon Amazon A gift card to Amazon is a gift card to pretty much anything they've got on their wish lists — tech, clothing, books, and more.  Gift card for coffee: Starbucks Starbucks/Facebook Whether they're ordering multi-hyphenate drinks at Starbucks or regular hot chocolates, they add up. Gift card for food: Chipotle Chipotle One of the mainstays of teenage life is meeting up with friends at fast-casual restaurants — and Chipotle is a perennial favorite. Gift card for gaming: Xbox Amazon If you know they have an Xbox but don't know which games they already have or need, this is a great way to ensure they get exactly what they want. Gift card for clothes: Nordstrom Nordstrom No matter how spot-on your gifts are, your giftee is the best person for the job of dressing themselves. And even if you nail the latest trend they're excited about, there will be more in the future — this lets them pick things out for themselves, without having to dip into their allowance or savings. Gift card for tech: Best Buy Amazon Unsure of which tech they already have or which tech they'd want? A Best Buy gift card will save you the probing questions and help you give them a gift they're really excited about.  A music subscription that includes 50 million songs Amazon If they don't already have a music subscription, give them access to 50 million songs with Amazon Music Unlimited.  Colorful scrunchies Amazon Scrunchies are having a moment. If you want to get something particularly on-trend, you may want to look into a few. This set comes with a whopping 46 colors. An audiobook subscription Alyssa Powell/Business Insider If they love to read, or you're trying to get them to love to read, a gift subscription to Audible is a great idea. They'll get three free titles for each month they're a member (one audiobook and two Audible Originals), and 30% off any additional audiobooks they buy. They can listen and read anywhere and anytime using the free app.  A popcorn machine for movie nights Amazon Perfect for movie nights with family or friends, this popcorn maker can make as much as six quarts of popcorn for a night in.  An eyeshadow palette Amazon If they're getting into makeup, an eyeshadow palette is one of the coolest gifts you can probably give them. This option has 16 shades, almost 15,000 reviews, and a 4.4-star rating overall.  A karaoke machine that allows duets Amazon This system has more features than a really nice car. It has two mics, a sing-along and record function, and 300 songs ready for action. A cool, holographic fanny pack Amazon What's old is new and cool again — and that includes fanny packs! A mini griddle for individual servings of food Amazon This tiny griddle is perfect for making individual servings of breakfasts and pretty much any food — from eggs to cookies to grilled cheese. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 28th, 2021

46 work-appropriate gifts for your boss that"ll make you stand out from the team

From desk accessories and food deliveries to adult coloring books, these gifts will make your boss feel appreciated. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. If you're looking for great work-appropriate gifts, we've listed dozens of good work gift options below, from high-quality olive oil to home office upgrades. Thomas Northcut/Getty Images Show a great boss your appreciation with a thoughtful (but office-friendly) gift. Below, we rounded up some of our favorite work-appropriate gifts, from tech to coloring books. Looking for more gifts from Insider Reviews? Shop gift ideas for everyone in your life here. Whether virtually or in person, you likely spend the majority of your day with your coworkers. If you like them enough, you might even plan on getting them a gift as a thank you for all the good times in and out of the office. Giving a gift to a great boss, someone who makes a big difference in how you approach daily work activities and helps you grow professionally can feel a little trickier. Since they're your manager, it's important that your gift maintains professionalism - but still gets the message across that you appreciate their hard work. Below, we've rounded up 46 great gifts for your boss, from useful desk accessories to beautiful notebooks.The 46 best affordable, work-appropriate gifts for your boss:This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Crowd Cow. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.* A three-month subscription that delivers the best teas or coffees from around the world to their door Atlas Tea Club Atlas Tea Club, Three-Month Subscription, from $60, available at Atlas Tea ClubAtlas Coffee Club, Three-Month Subscription, from $60, available at Atlas Coffee ClubThis subscription sends them delicious, unique single-origin teas or coffees from the best regions in the world for three months. It'll make each day just a little more pleasant. The best socks they'll ever wear Bombas Women's Solids Ankle Sock 4-Pack, from $47.50, available at BombasMen's Solids Ankle 4-Pack, from $47.50, available at BombasBombas makes the best socks in our closets. We've been vocal supporters of the brand for years thanks to its durability, comfort, and superior materials.Another part of Bombas' appeal is that the company donates a specifically designed pair of socks to a homeless shelter for every pair purchased. If you're not sold on those, we also like these $20 tube socks from the Parks Project — which helps fund projects in national parks.  A handmade, plantable card Etsy Plantable Seed Cards With Envelopes, $20, available at EtsySometimes the most thoughtful and appropriate gift is a handwritten card that they know you didn't just pick up in a rush. These beautiful handmade cards on Etsy support a small business and are made of seed paper, so they can plant their card and watch wildflowers grow.If you want to add something extra to show your appreciation, a Starbucks gift card is as safe as it gets.  A towel designed like their favorite city or hometown West Elm Claudia Pearson City Tea Towels, $20, available at West ElmIf they're a big fan of their current home or the town they grew up in, you can pay homage to that aspect of them with a cool, functional, and sentimental tea towel illustrated with city maps.  A small plant or bouquet for their desk The Sill Calathea Vittata, $43, available at The SillEarth & Sky Small Bouquet, $39, available at The Sill  If they've expressed an appreciation for greenery, a small plant for their workspace could help brighten a bit of each day. (Note: If they have pets, you may want to steer towards pet-friendly options).If they're less into caring for plants, The Sill also carries beautiful, unique bouquets.  A beautiful frame for their desk Framebridge The Little Gift, available at Framebridge, from $45Whether it adorns their desk in the office or their WFH station, a small frame filled with an image of their favorite memory, place, people, or pets is always appreciated. If you'd rather let them personalize it — and choose their own photo — go with a gift card. A comfortable travel-sized pillow Casper Nap Pillow, $17.50, available at CasperNot that we're encouraging sleeping on the job, but this mini pillow does make spontaneous naps very tempting. It's the smaller but equally comfortable and supportive version of one of our favorite pillows and even has its own pillowcase and travel bag.  A non-pretentious field guide to good wine Amazon The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know, available on Amazon, $14.99If your boss enjoys the finer things (like a nice glass of wine) they'll probably like this book. In lieu of complicated or stuffy tips, "The New Wine Rules" by Jon Bonné is full of beautiful illustrations and useful, digestible tips — like a wine's expensive price tag not necessarily being indicative of its quality. Trendy olive oil that elevates any meal Brightland Alive Olive Oil, $37, available at BrightlandIf they spend a lot of time in the kitchen, they probably already know the merits of high-quality olive oil. A drizzle of Alive from Brightland adds a vibrant, zesty flavor to any dish. Plus, the beautiful bottle will look great on display in their kitchen. A relaxing adult coloring book Amazon The Art of Mandala, $4.99, available at AmazonStudies focused on the benefits of adult coloring books often reveal mandalas are the most effective designs for relaxation and induction of a meditative state. Their complex geometric patterns can be traced back to both ancient Buddhist and Hindu traditions.This affordable book contains 50 mandalas that vary in complexity and detail, so they can slowly work their way up to the most challenging patterns or work on a simple design when time is limited.  A fun desk toy Speks Speks Magnet Balls, $29.95, available at SpeksThe makers of our favorite magnetic desk toy have a new way to reduce stress and keep your boss entertained. These tiny magnetic balls make for a good mental break as well as help us stay concentrate in meetings.  A virtual helper Walmart Google Nest Mini, from $39, available at WalmartThe Google Nest Mini offers a compact, affordable smart speaker with Google Assistant built-in. They'll love being able to dim lights, control the volume on their TV, check the weather, and more, all with just the sound of their voice. Read our full review of the Google nest Mini here.This option is best for people who prefer Google's tech ecosystem. You may also want to consider the Amazon Echo Dot for Amazon users. A debut cookbook from a Michelin-starred chef Amazon "My Korea" by Hooni Kim, $22.49, at AmazonMichelin-starred chef Hooni Kim's debut cookbook is a crash course in the essentials of Korean cuisine. The book's tagline of "traditional flavors, modern recipes" is exactly what you should expect — from its take on Dolsot Bibimbap to Budae Jjigae to Hanjan's Spicy Rice Cakes.  A personalized video message from their favorite celebrity Cameo/Facebook Cameo video, from $1, available on CameoIf your workplace is less formal, you could get them a personalized message from their favorite celebrity. Whether they love a certain musician, reality TV star, comedian, or actor in a show you've both bonded over, there's a good chance you can find them on Cameo. The price will depend on the star, but there are plenty of options. A desk-friendly succulent garden The Sill/Facebook Hoya Heart Plant, $32, available at The SillThis heart-shaped succulent provides the perfect touch of greenery to any space. The miniature plant is pet-friendly and thrives in bright direct light.  Comfortable house slippers Everlane The ReNew Slipper, $65, available at EverlaneMost of us are spending a lot more time at home these days. And it's more enjoyable to do that when you're wearing some of the most comfortable slippers on the planet. We are big fans of the ReNew Slippers from Everlane — and they're relatively inexpensive. A face mask they can work out in Under Armour UA Sportmask, $30, available at Under ArmourUnder Armour's Sportmask was designed with athletes in mind, as reflected in its breathability, water resistance, and UPF 50+ sun protection. Thanks to the Sportsmask, they won't have to sacrifice their workout routine or their comfort. The best pens for their office Amazon Muji Gel Ink Ball Point Pens, $5.98, available at AmazonMuji's fine 0.38mm tip pen is a cult favorite — including among our teammates. According to the company, the water-based ink enables smooth writing, minimal bleeding, and a mechanism that helps keep the ink from drying out. If they write handwritten notes for work, they may have an outsized appreciation for this small but impactful upgrade. They're sold out on Muji, but you can still find them on Amazon. A set of notebooks with a bullet journaling system Amazon Word. 3 Pack Lined Pocket Notebooks, $12.99, available at AmazonThese small books are the perfect size for jotting down quick notes and to-do lists. Each page is printed with circles to help them set up an efficient, organized bullet journal.  A custom book embosser Etsy Custom Stamp, from $15, available at EtsyThis unique, thoughtful gift embosses books with "from the library of [their name]" by pressing down on it like a hole-puncher — it's the kind of thing most people would never buy themselves but will genuinely cherish if they receive it as a gift. They can use it on books as well as envelopes.  Three months of great hardcover books delivered to their door Book of the Month A Book of the Month subscription, from $49.99, available at Book of the MonthBook of the Month has been around for more than 90 years — and it's credited with hand-selecting and helping popularize books that range from Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" to J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye." With your gift, your boss will get to choose between five new hardcover options the book club suggests every month. Their favorite food from across the US Goldbelly A meal from Goldbelly, prices varyNo matter where they've spent the year, you can send them their favorite foods from across the US by using Goldbelly — the company will deliver everything from Junior's cheesecake to Lou Malnati pizza to their doorstep. Or, give them a gift card so they can pick out a treat for themselves. A kit built for the work-from-home lifestyle Macy's Pinch Provisions Work From Home Survival Kit, $20, available at Bloomingdale'sIf they're getting tired of their office being in their living room, they'll appreciate this kit that takes a bit of the strain out of working from home. A conference call bingo card, desk yoga guide, and fidget cube are just a few of the quirky (yet useful) items they'll find in this set. A desk sign with a hint of humor Uncommon Goods Desk Name Plates, from $14.99, available at EtsyIf you and your boss have a humorous rapport going, they could get a kick out of this witty take on the everyday office signage. Plus, the sleek wooden and gold design let the sign speak for itself without appearing as overly kitschy.  A healthy snack subscription Love With Food/Instagram Gift a Love With Food subscription, from $7.99/monthLove with Food delivers organic, all-natural, or gluten-free snacks that serial snackers won't feel guilty about eating. The better-for-you chips, candy, and bars come from new and trending food brands, so they'll always be excited to fuel their work day.  A leather business card holder Leatherology Business Card Case, $45, available at LeatherologyFirst impressions matter, which is why they should be pulling out business cards from a handsome leather case. It has a no-fuss, invisible magnetic closure and can hold up to 20 cards. Choose from pebbled or smooth leathers in a variety of colors, or upgrade to premium leather. You can also add a monogram for an additional $10.  A soft throw to fight freezing office temperatures Amazon Eddie Bauer Sherpa Throw, $26.24 available at Kohl'sOwners of this large, cozy throw only have good things to say about it. It's plush and warm, with one side made of micro-fleece and the other made of sherpa fleece. A gift card to a popular women's workwear shop MM.LaFleur Gift Card, from $50, available at MM.LaFleurPopular women's workwear brand MM.LaFleur makes excellent pants and blazers that are definitely an investment, but totally worth the price. Its Bento Box contains these stylish and comfortable wardrobe staples to take the headache out of getting dressed in the morning.  A phone dock that also holds flowers UncommonGoods Bedside Smartphone Vase, $32, available at Uncommon GoodsIt's a pretty vase that pulls double-duty, holding both the fresh bouquet that brightens their day and the electronics that keeps them productive. There's a groove at the bottom of the stand to keep unsightly charging cords out of the way, too.  A lightweight portable keyboard Best Buy Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multidevice Keyboard, $34.99, available at Best BuyWith a slim Bluetooth keyboard, your boss can leave the laptop at home and still get work done while traveling. We like this one because it's quiet and comfortable to type on.  Their new favorite way to make delicious cold brew Blue Bottle Hario Cold Brew Bottle, $35, available at Blue BottleIf there's anything that can power them through a long workday, it's cold brew. Just combine water and ground coffee (not included), and stick the bottle in the fridge for a refreshing caffeinated treat.  A box of Korean sheet masks Facetory/Instagram Seven Lux 1 Month Gift Subscription, $19.90, available at FaceToryThe Korean sheet masks in this box are sure to bring some much-needed relief to any stressed-out boss. The brands, which often use out-of-the-ordinary ingredients, are usually difficult to find outside of Korea, but FaceTory makes them both accessible and affordable.  A delicious and unique food gift Harry & David/Instagram Make-Your-Own Four Preserve and Butter Sampler, $31.99, available at Harry & DavidMix and match jars of fig preserves, triple berry preserves, apple butter, pumpkin butter, and more to create a sweet breakfast starter kit. The size is also perfect for their desk if they ever want a small and sweet afternoon pick-me-up.  A key cable they can bring anywhere Amazon Native Union Key Cable, from $29.99, available at AmazonThis portable cable charges up Apple devices quickly and claims to be six times stronger than the standard lightning cable, boasting a 10,000-bend lifespan. The knotted cable also looks great and makes it easy to fish out the charger from their bag.  A versatile toiletry bag to bring on their travels Dagne Dover Small Hunter Toiletry Bag, $40, available at Dagne DoverDagne Dover's durable and quick-drying neoprene is most notably featured in the brand's popular backpacks and gym bags, but it's also well-suited for this small bag that organizes your boss's life on the go. It includes a removable air mesh pouch and is available in a range of dusky colors and camo patterns.  A durable suitcase Away The Mini, from $45, available at AwayAway's highly popular mini versions of its internet-famous suitcase are back. The light and stylish polycarbonate accessory can store and protect your boss' essentials like jewelry and accessories — and it's nowhere near as expensive as a real suitcase.  A beautiful vase West Elm Barro Vases, available at West Elm, from $36A vase is a pretty foolproof gift — it's just as good for the recently engaged (or recently promoted) person as it is for someone who would always prefer a practical gift over a knick-knack.And if you're looking for something more minimalist, we recommend this version.  Enjoyable, sustainable seafood and meat Crowd Cow Check out Crowd Cow's gift bundlesCrowd Cow specializes in environmentally conscious seafood and meat that doesn't sacrifice quality, all the way down to its 100% carbon-neutral packaging. If you're not sure which gift bundle is best based on your boss' dietary preferences, stocking stuffers like jerky and rubs also make great choices.*Sponsored by Crowd Cow Desk cable clips that keep cords neat and organized Amazon Shintop 6-Piece Cable Clips Set, $4.99, available on AmazonThis small but practical gift will sort out their jumble of cords for good. If you're worried that the set doesn't look significant enough, you can pair a few of these cable clips with a nice card and some candy.  An insulated tumbler Amazon Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Travel Tumbler Cup, $34.95, available at Hydro FlaskThe ergonomic comfort of a classic tall cup plus Hydro Flask's signature double-wall vacuum insulation makes this a coffee or tea vessel they'll always keep on hand. It keeps their beverage hot for up to six hours and includes a press-in lid to prevent spills.  A luxurious candle Otherland Otherland Candles, $36, available at OtherlandWith its beautiful packaging, unique scents, and special matchbox messages, Otherland turns the otherwise ordinary candle into a cherished gift. Take advantage of its limited-edition scents while they last, or find a suitable match in its diverse Core Collection.  A way to celebrate the end of Q1 Harry & David Moose Munch Premium Popcorn Classic Tin, $44.99, available at Harry & DavidSend them this assortment of sweet and savory popcorn to get the new quarter started. This particular edition contains four decadent flavors of Moose Munch: classic caramel, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate s'mores.  A decorative trinket tray Bloomingdale's Jonathan Adler Hollywood Tray, $58, available at Bloomingdale'sA sturdy and stylish stoneware tray from Jonathan Adler comes in handy for holding jewelry, accessories, and stray trinkets.  A protective cover for their AirPods case Amazon PodSkinz AirPods Case Protective Silicone Cover, $4.95, available at AmazonApple AirPods: incredibly convenient, but also incredibly easy to lose and scratch up. A silicone cover is a cheap and attractive way to protect the case protecting their beloved earbuds.  The newest smart home device Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen), $34.99, available at TargetAmazon's newest version of its bestselling smart speaker has an improved sound and look. Whether they want to coordinate a smooth-sailing smart home experience or enjoy music out loud, the Echo Dot can keep up.  A reusable utensil kit that helps them cut down on waste United by Blue Utensil Kit, $24, available at United by BlueWhen they leave the office to grab lunch (or if they're into camping and hiking), they can use these stainless steel utensils instead of plastic or paper options. It folds up conveniently so it can go with them anywhere.  Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 28th, 2021

We rounded up 50+ of our best 2021 holiday gift guides to help you shop for friends and family - see our top picks for the coolest, newest, and most wow-worthy gift ideas

Here is every single holiday gift guide you need to find last-minute gifts for everyone on your list. Shop by budget, interest, hobby, and more. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. To make holiday shopping easier, we broke down our gift guides by budget, interests, and the person you're gifting. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Samantha Lee/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Despite all the festive cheer and time away from work that usually comes with the holiday season, it can also be a stressful time if you plan on buying gifts for everyone in your life.Every year, Insider Reviews creates dozens of gift guides to help you find the best Christmas, Hanukkah, and general holiday gifts out there - for any budget, hobby, interest, and person. You can find all our holiday gift guides on this page, but to make it even easier on you, we've also rounded up and categorized them below. Although we still have plenty of time until the holiday season, general shipping delays and supply chain issues have encouraged us all to be proactive about holiday shopping. Consider this your ultimate cheat sheet to knock out your last-minute gift shopping for the year. Click on a link below to jump directly to all the gift guides in that category.If you're still stuck on what to buy, you can check out our all-time best products here.Gifts under $25Gifts under $50Gifts under $100Stocking stuffersGifts for herGifts for himTech giftsUnique giftsHome and kitchen giftsFood and drink giftsGifts for hobbies and interestsGifts from your favorite stores Gifts under $25 Find all the gifts pictured here, including Jason Markk sneaker spray, avocado huggers, and reusable straw sets, by clicking the image. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Thoughtful and fun gifts under $25 that won't get regifted The elements of a good present — thoughtfulness, usefulness, and uniqueness — shouldn't be restricted to a big budget.Affordable tech gifts anyone will be happy to receive — all under $25It's tough to be a tech enthusiast when the market is full of expensive gadgets. Some of the best tech gifts, however, won't cost more than $25. Fun stocking stuffers you can still order on Amazon in time for the holidays — all under $20Stocking stuffers have a reputation for being cute but useless. These small gifts challenge that perception.Fun and practical stocking stuffers they'll actually use — all under $10Surprise your friendly neighborhood mail carrier or the cousin you only ever see at the big family holiday gathering with a thoughtful stocking stuffer. Inexpensive beauty gifts under $25 — from hydrating masks to matte lipstick sets Grab these beauty stocking stuffers from brands that are kind to their skin — and your budget. Gifts under $50 Find all the gifts pictured here, including Brightland olive oil, a Briogeo hair mask, and an Amazon speaker, by clicking the image. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Gift cards you can deliver right to their email inbox for last-minute gifts that still feel personalLooking for a last-minute gift card to send a loved one? Here are some of our favorites to help get you started.Fun and unique gift ideas for everyone on your list — all under $50 Whether you're searching for practical, nostalgic, quirky, or sentimental, there's an under-$50 gift from brands big and small in this guide. Clever gifts from Amazon — all under $50, and many arriving before ChristmasFrom a pocket movie projector to a digital camera that instantly prints your photos, these are some of the coolest gifts on Amazon.Thoughtful and useful gifts for Mom — all under $50When it comes to gifting your own mother, the saying "it's the thought that counts" has never been more appropriate. Last-minute kitchen gifts under $50 that any home cook or baker will loveEven a simple and practical accessory like a ramekin or avocado slicer can make the foodie in your family happy.Work-appropriate gifts for your boss — all under $50A good manager isn't easy to come by. Show your appreciation with a useful, thoughtful, and work-appropriate gift.Smart and humorous gifts that your coworkers will actually be happy to receiveGift the coworker who you Slack incessantly and stick to like glue at office happy hours. Hilarious White Elephant gift ideas under $50 that are guaranteed to get a good laughGift swaps reward the niche, novel, and irreverent, with bonus points going to those who can check the boxes of funny and useful.Creative and affordable gifts for her that are all under $50Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for your sister, mom, partner, or otherwise, we've put together a list of over 50 great gifts under $50. Practical and unique gifts for Dad — all under $50The unique selection of gifts includes picks for every sort of dad, from the hapless car-key-losing fool to the history buff and the masterful (and not-so-masterful) home chef.  Gifts under $100 Find all the gifts pictured here, including LL.Bean slippers, Atlas coffee, Allbirds sneakers, and an Instax camera, by clicking the image. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Gift cards you can deliver right to their email inbox for last-minute gifts that still feel personalLooking for a last-minute gift card to send a loved one? Here are some of our favorites to help get you started.Gift ideas for everyone on your list — all under $100With a $100 budget, you can buy anything from a smart speaker to an educational cooking class. Thoughtful and fun tech gifts under $100 Most people automatically think cool tech has to be expensive. Wireless earbuds, fitness trackers, and smart lights prove the assumption wrong. Gift ideas for him on Amazon for less than $100Here's a double whammy: Fast Prime shipping and an under-$100 price tag. Meaningful gifts that teachers will appreciateIf you're not already one of their favorite students, you surely will be after they receive something from this list.  Stocking stuffers Getty Images Hilarious White Elephant gift ideas under $50 that are guaranteed to get a good laughGift swaps reward the niche, novel, and irreverent, with bonus points going to those who can check the boxes of funny and useful.Fun stocking stuffers you can still order on Amazon in time for the holidays — all under $20Stocking stuffers have a reputation for being cute but useless. These small gifts challenge that perception.Fun and practical stocking stuffers they'll actually use — all under $10Surprise your friendly neighborhood mail carrier or the cousin you only ever see at the big family holiday gathering with a thoughtful stocking stuffer.  Gifts for her Getty Last-minute Christmas gifts that will arrive by Christmas day and still feel thoughtfulThere's still plenty of time to find great gifts for everyone on your list. Here are last-minute Christmas gifts that can still be delivered on time.Thoughtful and useful gifts for Mom — all under $50When it comes to gifting your own mother, the saying "it's the thought that counts" has never been more appropriate.Gift ideas for women — from cult-favorite candles to a monthly book subscriptionFrom classic cashmere sweaters to monthly wine subscriptions, you'll be able to find something no matter your budget.Creative and affordable gifts for her that are all under $50Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for your sister, mom, partner, or otherwise, we've put together a list of over 50 great gifts under $50. Best tech gifts for women that she'll love this holiday seasonThese gifts are both stylish and powerful. Thoughtful and sweet gifts to give your grandma Grandma is another important person in your life who you know always has your back. Show your love with these gifts. Gifts your girlfriend will love — from a cozy robe to a cold brew coffee makerWe give you more than three dozen gift ideas that make gifting your partner infinitely easier this year. Thoughtful gifts to give your wifeYou don't need to spend a crazy amount of money or plan an extravagant gesture to show your wife your appreciation and love.The best gifts for teen girls — for every interest and budgetThis guide's author has a teen sister herself and has many fun ideas as a result. Useful tech gifts moms will enjoyAny mom, whether they're tech-savvy or not, can appreciate a good gadget that makes life easier. Gifts for him Getty Images Last-minute Christmas gifts that will arrive by Christmas day and still feel thoughtfulThere's still plenty of time to find great gifts for everyone on your list. Here are last-minute Christmas gifts that can still be delivered on time.Clever and thoughtful gifts for him — at every budgetFind the perfect gift for the man in your life, no matter what their interests or what your budget looks like.Thoughtful gifts for him that you can buy on AmazonPractically every gift you can think of, from a fidget toy to luxury sheets, can be found on Amazon. Gifts for Dad at every budgetDads always say they never want anything, but we came up with plenty of gift ideas for you anyway. Thoughtful gifts your husband will appreciateSome of these gifts for your husband might even benefit the entire family, so it's a cost-efficient, win-win situation. Tech gifts that men will love to get this holiday seasonCars, audio, fitness, games — the tech gift options are limitless, but we narrowed down the lot to the best 37. Practical and unique gifts for Dad — all under $50If you have a specific budget you're working with, you'll find affordable yet useful gifts in this guide. Gift ideas for him on Amazon for less than $100Here's a double whammy: Fast Prime shipping and an under-$100 price tag. Useful gifts for dads who travel that can be used now or on future tripsMake their travels more enjoyable, restful, and convenient with gifts like comfortable shoes and a streaming service subscription.Gifts every Disney fan will love — from a Disney+ subscription to a LEGO set from 'Steamboat Willie'The unapologetic Disney dad in your life might love a Disney Plus subscription, retro Magic Kingdom sweatshirt, or Mickey Mouse watch.  Tech gifts The purple iPhone 11’s glass back Antonio Villas-Boas/Insider Thoughtful and fun tech gifts under $100 Most people automatically think cool tech has to be expensive. Wireless earbuds, fitness trackers, and smart lights prove the assumption wrong. Best tech gifts for women that she'll love this holiday seasonThese gifts are both stylish and powerful. Tech gifts that men will love to get this holiday seasonCars, audio, fitness, games — the tech gift options are limitless, but we narrowed down the lot to the best. iPhone accessory gifts for Apple loversWhether they have the newest iPhone or are still hanging on to their iPhone 6, they'll love these small upgrades to their phone. High-tech smart home gifts for anyone looking to upgrade their lifeYou can gift something basic to introduce them to the concept of the smart home, or something more advanced to help them take their home automation to the next level. Alexa-enabled smart home and car gifts that are perfect for people who love tech"Alexa..." Listen to music, call a friend, and change the room's temperatures with these smart home products. Affordable tech gifts anyone will be happy to receive — all under $25It's tough to be a tech enthusiast when the market is full of expensive gadgets. Some of the best tech gifts, however, won't cost more than $25. Useful Android accessories and gadgets that make great giftsIn an iPhone-driven world, it's actually not as difficult as you think to gift an Android owner. Useful tech gifts moms will enjoyAny mom, tech-savvy or not, can appreciate a good gadget that makes life easier.Tech gifts for teens that that won't end up in a desk drawerIt can be hard to figure out which tech gifts teens are actually excited about. We're here to help. Unique gifts Amazon Unique subscription boxes and services that keep on givingThe best subscription services help your recipient discover something new or make their everyday life a little easier. Unique Etsy gifts that come with free shippingEtsy is a treasure trove for handmade goods. Even better, these ship for free. Hidden gems on Amazon that make thoughtful and personal gifts for anyone on your listUsing the Amazon Gift Finder tool, we found some cool gifts that make shopping on the site feel less impersonal. Last-minute gifts from Uncommon Goods they haven't seen beforeAs its name suggests, UncommonGoods is filled with non-generic and memorable gifts. You're guaranteed to find something truly unique here. Last-minute gift ideas from 'Shark Tank' that you can get from AmazonThe TV show "Shark Tank" never ceases to entertain and inspire us with its innovative products and hardworking entrepreneurs. Unique and interesting gifts you didn't know you could find on AmazonIn the place known as "the everything store," we found the most interesting gift ideas. Unique last-minute holiday gifts that still feel personalized and thoughtfulA gift isn't truly unique until it has a personalized mark on it — like a monogram, their favorite song, or their specific flavor preferences. Hanukkah gifts for everyone on your listWhile the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah isn't rooted in gifting, it's become commonplace to give gifts over the course of the holiday.Unique housewarming gifts from Amazon HandmadeThis underrated section of Amazon combines the unique product selection of sites like Etsy and UncommonGoods with the convenience of the Amazon shopping experience. Amazon gag gifts to give as pranks for the holiday seasonBeyond the usual fart jokes and political gags, there are gifts that are actually funny and memorable. The best toys and gift ideas for toddlersThe guide includes helpful labels for which age group each gift is appropriate.  Home and kitchen gifts Williams Sonoma/Insider Gifts for Mom Last-minute cookbook gifts for every type of home cookThey'll always have a meal, dessert, or drink ready on the table with one of these cookbooks in hand.Last-minute kitchen gifts under $50 that any home cook or baker will loveEven a simple and practical accessory like a ramekin or avocado slicer will make the foodie in your family happy. Last-minute cooking gifts for avid home cooks, as recommended by professional chefsThe pros tell us what to give someone who loves being in the kitchen.  They personally use these tools and appliances in their professional or home kitchens. Homesick candles smell like home and make great gifts for any occasionIn order to create its candles, Homesick Candles polled people from different states and cities to find out what home smells like to them. Gifts anyone who just moved into a new apartment will appreciateThey may still be scrambling for appliances or putting on the finishing touches to their decor. Either way, we've got you covered.Creative and thoughtful host and hostess gifts that are even better than a bottle of wineNothing says "thank you for hosting" quite like a unique gift that won't be regifted at the next housewarming party.  Food and drink gifts Goldbelly Milk Bar's delicious desserts are the perfect food gift — here's how to shopIf they have a sweet tooth, they won't be disappointed by the delectable cookies, truffles, and cake from the New York City-based Milk Bar.Goldbelly lets you send food gifts from iconic restaurants around the country — here's how it worksGoldbelly makes it possible to satisfy their most specific cravings wherever they live in the US — a cheesecake from Junior's, deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati, and more. Last-minute gifts for tea lovers — from new brews to fun teapots and moreThere's no such thing as too much tea or teapots, at least according to this guide written by our editor (and self-professed tea lady). Last-minute gift baskets for all sorts of tastes and interestsThese gift basket ideas include the usual (chocolate, cheese, and wine) and the unusual (Japanese snacks and tea "drops"). Unique chocolate gifts that go beyond the traditional box of sweetsIt's nearly impossible to go wrong when you're gifting chocolate, but if you want to give them the best of the best, your search ends here.  Hobbies and interests Target Cool last-minute gift ideas for the music lover in your lifeFuel their passion for songs, bands, instruments, and genres of all types.Magical 'Harry Potter' gifts even the most devoted Potterheads will loveArm them with the gear that they can wear to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or decor that shows off their Gryffindor pride. The best 'Star Wars'-themed gifts for fans of all agesThis guide is filled with hands-on gift options, including a lightsaber, a huge Lego set, and a slime kit.Fun Disney gifts for kids of all agesThe top toys from ShopDisney and the Disney Store make great gifts for every kid on your list. Fun gifts that grown-up Disney and Mickey Mouse fans will loveMickey Mouse is a timeless crowd-pleaser, and we have lots of gifts that pay homage to this iconic Disney mascot. Gifts every Disney fan will love — from a Disney+ subscription to a LEGO set from 'Steamboat Willie'The unapologetic Disney dad in your life might love a Disney Plus subscription, retro Magic Kingdom sweatshirt, or Mickey Mouse watch. Great coffee table books for Disney fansThese hefty books reveal all about Disney's animation history, secrets of the theme parks, and more. Fun gifts for devoted Marvel fansWhile Marvel primarily exists in comic book and movie form, there is a thriving market of Marvel-inspired goods and merchandise.Useful gifts for dads who travel that can be used now or on future tripsMake travels more enjoyable, restful, and convenient with gifts like comfortable shoes and a streaming service subscription.Fitness gifts that'll make them look forward to breaking a sweatJumpstart their fitness goals for the new year with the appropriate gear or memberships. Baby Yoda gifts they'll absolutely love even if they haven't watched 'The Mandalorian'If they keep sharing Baby Yoda memes with you, chances are they'll get a kick out of one of these gifts.Unique and fun gifts that both dogs and their humans will loveIt's a no-brainer to give a dog owner something that has to do with dogs, but it's more difficult to give something that they (or their dog) don't already have.  Gifts from your favorite stores Urban Outfitters Hidden gems on Amazon that make thoughtful and personal gifts for anyone on your listUsing the Amazon Gift Finder tool, we found some cool gifts that make shopping on the site feel less impersonal. Clever gifts from Amazon — all under $50, and many arriving before ChristmasFrom a pocket movie projector to a digital camera that instantly prints your photos, these are some of the coolest gifts on Amazon.Unique and interesting gifts you didn't know you could find on AmazonIn the place known as "the everything store," we found the most interesting gift ideas. Cool and unique gifts that teenagers will actually appreciate — all from AmazonTeenagers are notoriously difficult to find gifts for, so skip the headache and read this guide. The best gifts for teen girls — for every interest and budgetThis guide's author has a teen sister herself and has many fun ideas as a result. Thoughtful gifts for him that you can buy on AmazonEvery gift he could ever want, from a fidget toy to luxury sheets, can be found on Amazon. Our favorite Amazon gag gifts to give as pranks for the holiday seasonBeyond the usual fart jokes and political gags, there are gifts that are actually funny and memorable. Gift ideas for him on Amazon for less than $100Here's a double whammy: Fast Prime shipping and an under-$100 price tag. Unique Etsy gifts that come with free shippingEtsy is a treasure trove for handmade goods. Even better, these ship for free.Last-minute gifts from Uncommon Goods they haven't seen beforeAs its name suggests, Uncommon Goods is filled with non-generic and memorable gifts. You're guaranteed to find something truly unique here. Last-minute gift ideas from 'Shark Tank' that you can get from AmazonThe TV show "Shark Tank" never ceases to entertain and inspire us with its innovative products and hardworking entrepreneurs. Quirky, unexpected gifts from Urban Outfitters for everyone on your listUrban Outfitters is known for its slightly kitschy but interesting accessories, home products, and tech gadgets.   Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 28th, 2021

Your ultimate guide to the best gifts - for every budget, holiday, and type of person

Looking for a great gift? We have the best ideas for every holiday, budget, and type of person in your life. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. To help you pick thoughtful, unique gifts without the stress, we rounded up all the gift guides we've written over the years. Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Giving gifts is supposed to be joyful - a way to show someone you care. We rounded up all the gift guides we've written over the years to make gift shopping less stressful. Bookmark this page for easy access to great gift ideas whenever you need them. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyGifts are normally associated with the holidays, but there are many reasons to give a gift at any time of year. From birthdays to graduation to "just checking in," there are so many moments that call for great gifts.As product experts, we spend a lot of time testing and researching the best gifts for all sorts of occasions. Now, we're making it easy for you to access all of our gift guides in one place, so you always have some ideas up your sleeve. Consider this your ultimate gift-giving cheat sheet We've covered gifts for every occasion, holiday, budget, and just about every person in your life - all organized into different categories, which you can find below.Keep scrolling, or click on a link below to jump directly to the category you're looking for. Be sure to bookmark this page as well, so you can always have it on hand when searching for specific gifting needs.And if you're still stumped after taking a look, check out our list of the all-time best products we've ever tested.Below is a full list of all of our gift guides, plus a few of our favorite gifts of all time: Our favorite gifts Fallen Fir Candle (small)Women's Wool Runners (small)Monthly Subscription Service (small)Custom Map (small)Hiking Socks (small)Carry-On (small)Coffee Club (small)Cakes (small)Personalized Gift Box (small) Gifts under $25 Clever gifts under $25 that won't end up getting regiftedThoughtful Father's Day gifts under $25Inexpensive, but thoughtful Mother's Day gifts under $25Thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts from Target — all under $25Affordable tech gifts under $25Last-minute Secret Santa gifts they'll actually want to keep — all under $25Prime-eligible Mother's Day gifts on Amazon that are all under $25Thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts that aren't 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all ages will loveMagical 'Harry Potter' gifts even the most devoted Potterheads will loveOur favorite gag gifts — all from AmazonUnique golf gifts for players of all skill levelsLast-minute cookbooks for every type of home cookUnique and unexpected kitchen gifts from Food52Experiential gifts that won't break the bankSustainable clothing gifts that you can feel good about givingUnique subscription boxes and services that keep on givingBirthday gifts to brighten up celebrations spent in quarantine Amazon gifts Clever gifts from Amazon — all under $50Cool and unique gifts that teenagers will actually appreciate — all from AmazonBaby products that new parents actually want, according to AmazonUseful tech gifts to buy on Amazon at any budgetAmazon Prime-eligible gifts for Mother's Day — all under $100Unique and interesting gifts you didn't know you could find on AmazonHidden gems on Amazon that make great gifts for anyone on your listGift ideas for him that you can get on Amazon for less 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guitar player in your lifeFun gifts that grown-up Disney and Mickey Mouse fans will loveGifts for the outdoor lover in your lifeFun and unique gifts for tea loversIrresistible food gifts, including lobster rolls, pickle subscriptions, and ice cream flightsCool and unexpected gifts from Urban Outfitters for everyone on your listLast-minute outdoor gifts from REI — for everyone from skiers and snowboarders, to campers and hikersFun and whimsical gifts from The Metropolitan Museum of ArtBeautiful coffee table books to give as giftsBest gifts for travelers, including city stickers, personalized luggage, and useful airport lounge membershipsThoughtful gift ideas from Black-owned businessesGift ideas to show nurses and healthcare workers how much you appreciate themGreat gift ideas for anyone who loves running, from muscle recovery systems to ridiculously comfy socksThe best gifts for vegans, from cookbooks to cruelty-free beauty productsThoughtful gifts for yogis of all skill levelsComforting pregnancy loss gifts to show love and supportGifts anyone who just moved into a new apartment will appreciateCreative and thoughtful host gifts that go beyond the classic fruit basketUnique chocolate gifts that go beyond the traditional box of sweetsFun and useful car gifts auto enthusiasts will love — according to a car collectorMakeup gift sets any beauty lover would be ecstatic to receive for the holidaysGreat gifts to buy for the gamer in your lifeAwesome anime gifts, as recommended by a huge fan of the genre Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 27th, 2021

33 amazing gifts for teen girls, all available on Amazon - from zodiac necklaces to a tie-dye kit

Finding gifts for teen girls can be tough, but there are a lot of options online. We rounded up 33 of the best gifts to help you in your search. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Getty Images Buying gifts for teen girls doesn't have to be difficult or send you searching across many sites. Using my own sisters as inspiration, I chose 33 Amazon gifts that cover many interests and budgets. Want more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyBuying gifts for teen girls can be a daunting task, which is probably why they end up with seven identical lip balms from different relatives every year. But getting a thoughtful, fun, and useful gift is easier than you think. In fact, it doesn't even require you to leave Amazon. Below, I've rounded up 33 gift ideas, all of which you can find on Amazon, for the teen girls in your life. As someone who was once a teen girl and who has teen sisters, I feel confident in saying this is a good jumping-off point.Shop the 33 best gifts for teen girls: A water board painting set to help destress Amazon Buddha Board Art Set, $37.95Whether she's an artist or mindlessly doodles, this Buddha board helps her to let go of her stress with artistic expression. Inspired by a zen philosophy, the artwork eventually fades away with her stress as it returns to a blank slate due to its usage of water. The painting set includes a bamboo paintbrush and a stand with a water reservoir.Original Board (small) A portable jewelry organizer Amazon Vlando Jewelry Box, $38.99For the teen girl who owns more jewelry than she can count, this adorable jewelry box is the perfect solution. There are various divided sections and removable drawers to help her keep her jewelry organized.Princess Style Jewelry Box (small)  A cute miniature backpack for short trips Amazon From short day trips to sleepovers, this mini backpack is a practical yet chic gift that best fits small necessities. This vegan leather backpack features various comes with adjustable shoulder straps, easily accessible pockets, and a decorative pompom. Mini Backpack Purse (button) A lighted vanity mirror Amazon A vanity mirror is an essential tool for a girl who's starting to wear makeup more often. This lighted mirror offers an ultra-clear reflection with its 16 LED lights, adjustable brightness, and comfortable viewing angles up to 180 degrees. Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror (button) An oversized wearable blanket to keep warm Amazon This oversized blanket is more whimsical and adorable than any other typical loungewear gift. If being comfortable is their motto, this snug blanket keeps them completely warm and cozy in any setting.Oversized Wearable Blanket (button) A tie-dye kit for making colorful shirts Amazon There's no need to buy tie-dye clothing when they can use this kit to make their own. Five dyes, gloves, rubber bands, and an instruction guide come in this easy-to-use set. It's not only a fun art project, but they'll get some vibrant, stylish, homemade shirts from it, too.One-Step 5 Color Tie-Dye Kit (button) A pair of plush slippers they won't want to take off Ugg Comfort is key when it comes to teenagers. These fluffy, supportive Ugg slippers are great for wearing around the house and also outside of the home. You can read more about why we love this slide slipper in our guide to the best women's slippers.Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper (button, Preferred: Amazon) A neon sign to light up their bedroom Amazon Coming in blue or pink, this neon sign can serve as a relaxing piece of decor in their bedroom. It'll brighten up their space, whether they hang it on a wall or place it on their nightstand or desk. We even ranked this one as the best for bedrooms in our guide to the best neon signs.Unique Sweet Dream Neon Sign (button) An apron for the aspiring chef Amazon If you constantly find your teen cooking or baking in the kitchen, it might be time to get them a nice apron. This one has an adjustable neck strap and long waist ties to help them get the right fit. Plus, there are plenty of colorful designs to choose from. Kitchen Apron (button) An initial necklace that's a staple piece Amazon This simple but personal necklace will be a welcome addition to a teen's growing jewelry collection. Its initial design makes it the perfect staple piece they can wear every day and with any outfit.Initial Letter Pendant Necklace (button) A DIY manicure kit Amazon With it being safer to stay home right now, DIY manicures are more popular than ever. These cute nail stickers make it quick, easy, and affordable. Nail Polish Strips (button) A felt letter board for fun quotes Amazon This felt board adds a cute and personal touch to their room. You can choose from 25 colors to match their decor aesthetic. It'll be the perfect setting for inspirational quotes or funny pop culture lines. Felt Letter Board (Pink) (button) A Bluetooth microphone to sing karaoke Amazon Whether or not they can carry a tune, it's a fun item to have for friend hangouts or to recreate carpool karaoke. All it takes is connecting a phone to play music through the microphone's speakers.Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone (2-Pack) (button) A popular book series Amazon Unless you've been living under a rock, the cultural phenomenon of Netflix's "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" has probably touched your life. If they're a fan, this set lets them enjoy the book series the movies are based on.The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection (button) A cool new Popsocket PopSockets Beyond making it easier to hold or prop up their phone, PopSockets are a great way to add personality to the tech they use every day. PopGrip (button, Preferred: Amazon) The most popular and useful Fitbit Fitbit The Fitbit Charge 4 is one of Fitbit's best and most popular models. It's not bulky like most smartwatches, yet it's comfortable to wear and you still have a usable display that gives you plenty of info. It has a built-in heart rate monitor, in-depth sleep tracking, advanced workout features, and real-time workout tracking. You can learn more about the Fitbit Charge 4 in our guide to the best Fitbit trackers and smartwatches.  Charge 4 (button, Preferred: Amazon) A mini waffle maker for a small but satisfying breakfast Amazon A favorite breakfast food just got a whole lot cuter. This lightweight and easy-to-use waffle maker can give them a small sense of independence in the kitchen, and it's available in 20 unique colors and designs. Mini Waffle Maker (button) A beanie with Bluetooth connectivity so they can listen to music on the go Amazon An increasingly popular accessory among teens is the Bluetooth Beanie Hat, which lets them listen to music while wearing it. The headphones pair with a tablet, Apple watch, or smartphone, and the Bluetooth range is up to 33 feet. There are even built-in controls for adjusting the volume, skipping songs, and pausing/playing music.Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Hat (button) A personalized zodiac necklace Amazon Zodiac signs have become even more popular in recent years, as has the mainstream interest in horoscopes and astrological personality types. If they're into the topic, or you just want to find a small way of personalizing an affordable gift, pick up a gold-dipped zodiac necklace that they can wear with anything. Zodiac Necklace (button) An Echo Dot for an alarm clock and games Amazon The Echo Dot is popular on Amazon for a few reasons, and one is how compact it is. They can stack it on top of a pile of books or on their nightstand, use it as a speaker or an alarm clock, and get access to all the capabilities of Alexa (weather updates, recipes, music, news, connections to other smart devices). It also has a decent speaker.Read our full review of the Amazon Echo Dot here.Echo Dot (4th Gen) (button, Preferred: Amazon) An instant camera and some film Amazon Maybe because it's now possible to document and curate everything just-so online, but the spontaneity and authenticity of instant cameras have experienced a rise in popularity in recent years. If it's a comfortable purchase, they'll probably get a lot of use out of the $60-something camera. It comes in fun colors, and they can hang the pictures up around their room. Pick up some film so they can get started right away. For more, check out our guide to the best instant cameras. Instax Mini 11 (button, Preferred: Amazon) The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Amazon Whether they saw the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary (which this was featured in), consider RBG amongst their favorite celebrities, or they may appreciate a keepsake that focuses on an empowered woman in history, this is a great gift that combines fun, creativity, and education. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (button) A bunch of Korean sheet masks Amazon Few things are as fun as lounging around with a decadent sheet mask slapped across your face. It's also an affordable gift that gives outsized fun to the recipient, and a great addition to sleepovers with friends. Korea Facial Mask Sheets (button) Really nice new bedding Amazon We recommend Brooklinen often, and for good reason. We think they make the best high-end sheets at the best price, and most of the Insider Reviews team sleeps with Brooklinen on their own beds. If she may appreciate a more grown-up gift, this is a good one. Read our full review of Brooklinen sheets here. Luxe 7 Piece Sheet Set (button) Hanging glass terrariums for their room Amazon A living green thing is nice in any space, especially in the form of a pretty hanging terrarium like this. The set includes three types: a water drop, diamond, and triangle shape. Plus, you can help with hanging them in their room. Terrarium Container Flower Planter (button) A projector the size of a soda can Amazon Anker's Nebula Capsule is tiny but mighty. It's the size of a soda can, weighs only one pound, and has a quiet and continuous playtime of four hours. It'll take movie nights up a notch, and it travels easily. Read our full review of the Anker Nebula Capsule here.Nebula Capsule (button) A hair towel that cuts down on drying time Aquis This hair towel can cut in half the amount of time it takes for hair to dry. It also helps protect hair during its weakened state while wet. If they've ever fought frizzy hair, this and a silk pillowcase are especially thoughtful gifts. Original Hair Towel (button) Wireless headphones with up to 40 hours of battery life Beats Beats Solo3 headphones are good for zoning out to music, studying, and blocking out the noise on family road trips. They have good sound, up to 40 hours of battery life, and five minutes of charging equals three hours of playback. Read our full review of the Beats Solo3 headphones here. Solo3 Wireless Headphones (button) A fluffy, eco-friendly comforter Buffy Buffy is an eco-friendly startup that makes fluffy, cruelty-free comforters. The Cloud is made from a cool-to-the-touch eucalyptus fabric that's even softer than cotton, and the comforter is made from 50 recycled bottles.Read our full review of the Buffy comforter here.Cloud Comforter (Queen) (button) A streaming media player Amazon Bringing smart skills and the experience of Apple TV+, Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, The Roku Channel, HBO, Showtime, Google Play, and cable alternatives like Hulu with Live TV and more to their TV is an especially useful gift they'll never tire of.  Read our full review of the Roku Express here.Express (button, Preferred: Amazon) String lights with clips for pictures Amazon Perfect for creating the archetypal teen room that's most often seen in Netflix movies and old Taylor Swift music videos, these photo-clip string lights use warm light to illuminate Polaroids or other memorabilia. Photo Clip String Lights (button) An audiobook membership Amazon If they love to read, or you're trying to get them to love to read, a gift subscription to Audible is a great idea. They'll get three free titles for each month they're a member (one audiobook and two Audible Originals), and 30% off any additional audiobooks they buy. They can listen and read anywhere and anytime using the free app. Read our full review of Audible here. Gift Membership (3 Months) (button) More than 40 satin scrunchies Amazon Scrunchies are having a moment. If you want to get something particularly on-trend, you may want to look into gifting a few. This set comes with a whopping 46 colors in satin that won't leave kinks in their hair.Satin Scrunchies (button) Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 25th, 2021

25 thoughtful and fun tech gifts under $100

We found 25 practical, thoughtful, fun, and creative tech gifts under $100 that your loved ones are sure to enjoy - now updated for the holiday season. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider The right tech can bring your friends and loved ones a much-needed upgrade in quality of life. Even on a budget of under $100, there are plenty of exciting and useful tech gifts to choose from. If you're on an even tighter budget, here are the best tech gifts under $50. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. If you know where to dig, there's a surprising amount of excellent tech gifts out there - accessories, fitness trackers, tablets, and smart speakers - for less than $100.Fret not, however: there's no need to trudge through the pages of Amazon, Target, and Best Buy to find the best affordable tech. We've done that hard work for you.Through research and direct testing we've uncovered the very best tech gifts under $100. We included a number of gifts in every price range, so you're bound to find the right gifts for your loved ones. A smart speaker with Alexa, the most popular smart home assistant Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Amazon Echo, $99.99, available at AmazonThe new Echo is an excellent smart speaker and Alexa can answer your giftee's questions, play music, and control smart home devices like lights and TVs. The new fourth-generation model also features an updated design with a spherical shape that fits nicely with most decor.Read our full Echo review hereIf your giftee isn't into Amazon's products but still wants a smart speaker, the Google Nest Audio is a great alternative. The smart speaker is reliable at answering queries, can control smart home gadgets, and play music with good sound.Google Nest Audio, $99.98, available at WalmartRead our full Nest Audio review here A dedicated fitness tracker without the distractions of a smartwatch Fitbit Fitbit Inspire 2, $98.90, available at AmazonFitbit's affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to track your giftee's fitness metrics. The tracker has a heart rate monitor that helps improve the accuracy of tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones. As an added bonus, buyers also receive a free one-year trial of Fitbit Premium.While more expensive devices like the Apple Watch have many of the same features, they also can bring added distractions and unnecessary steps for a user who primarily wants to keep track of their health. A countertop display that's also a smart home hub Amazon Amazon Echo Show 5, $84.99, available at AmazonThe Echo Show 5 (2021) is an affordable smart display that has Alexa built-in. Your giftee can watch recipes and videos on it, see the time at a glance, and ask Alexa questions. It can also play music and control smart home devices. A Philips Hue smart lighting starter kit Philips Philips Hue White LED Smart Bulb Starter Kit, $99.99, available at AmazonPhilips Hue smart light bulbs can be controlled using an app or a virtual assistant like Alexa or Google Home. That means you can dim the lights, set them to change at specific times, or turn them off with a voice command if you're using an assistant.The hub included in this starter kit can connect and control your lights without a separate virtual assistant, and the smart button will let you turn the Philip Hue bulbs in your house on and off without any extra wiring. A 4K streaming device to bring new life to TVs Roku Roku Streaming Stick+, $44.99, available at Best BuyAnyone who likes to spend their free time streaming videos at home can make use of the Roku Streaming Stick+. Roku's media streamers are the best in the business, and the Stick+ can stream TV shows and movies from all the major streaming services, including Netflix, HBO Max, Peacock, Disney Plus, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and many more. You might want to wait a little, as Roku just announced new $50 Streaming Stick and Streaming Stick+ 4K models that add better performance and Dolby Vision HDR. Those are available for pre-order now, and we've just begun testing them at Insider Reviews. Roku Ultra, $99.99, available at TargetIf you're looking for the absolute best features then the Roku Ultra is an ideal streaming player. It's the best media streaming device we've tested, thanks to its easy-to-use interface, 4K playback, voice control, and simple remote. It can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Prime Video, and other streaming services. Unlike the cheaper Roku Stick model, this version adds Bluetooth, a USB port for external playback, and Dolby Vision capabilities for even better HDR performance on select apps. Read our full Roku Ultra review here A PopSocket grip for your phone Facebook PopSocket Grip, $8 and up, available at PopSocketPopSocket Grips stick to the back of your phone and can expand outwards whenever you need a grip or a stand. Use one to take steadier photos, text with a better grip, hold a large device more securely, watch movies, and video chat with ease and comfort. Many cost less than $10 and they come in a variety of colors and patterns to fit your recipient's personality. There are even plant-based PopSocket grips that are more environmentally friendly. PopSocket has also added MagSafe versions that magnetically attach to compatible iPhones (iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series) rather than attaching with sticky glue. MagSafe PopSockets are also the best option for MagSafe iPhones, as you can easily remove the PopSocket to place the iPhone on a wireless charger. You can also find PopSocket cases that have built-in grips that start at $50. An ebook reader with a built-in light Amazon Amazon Kindle, $59.99, available at AmazonThe entry-level Kindle is a great gift for book worms who want a digital library of ebooks to take with them on the go. For young or new readers, the lack of apps on Kindle can help them stay focused on reading.Newer Kindle models include a front light for night reading, and the Kindle can retain battery for weeks on a single charge. The $60 version includes ads on the home screen, so you may want to consider spending an extra $20 for the ad-free Kindle; though your gift recipient can also pay the $20 later on. A smart herb garden Click and Grow Click and Grow Smart Garden 3, $99.95, available at AmazonWith the Click and Grow Smart Garden, your loved one can grow fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or thyme in a matter of weeks. The garden kit includes LED lights and basil plant pods — once set up, it will automatically water the herbs on a regular basis for two to three weeks. A phone case that's lovely to look at and built to last Nomad Nomad Leather iPhone Cases, $39.95 and up, available at NomadNomad uses genuine Horween leather to craft gorgeous, durable iPhone cases that age beautifully. We can't recommend the brand's cases enough. Nomad also makes a few Samsung and Google Pixel cases.Otterbox case, $40 and up, available at OtterboxOtterbox has a reputation for bulky protective cases that can withstand a lot of drops, but that doesn't mean they're ugly. In fact, Otterbox has tons of super fun cases with Star Wars, Disney, Pixar, and Marvel characters on them as well as some stylish designs. A custom-designed iPhone case filled with familiar photos Casetify Casetify Custom iPhone 12 Case, $45 and up, available at CasetifyCasetify has a huge selection of cases with designs that you might find more interesting than most cases with simpler single or double-color designs.Casetify is also known for its easy to use custom design tool that lets you turn your favorite photos or designs into a custom iPhone case. There are several case styles and dozens of templates, so you can turn your friend's best photos into a unique way to protect their phone. An excellent pair of wireless headphones Best Buy Sennheiser HD 350BT Bluetooth Wireless Headphones, $79.95, available at AmazonSennheiser makes some of the best over-ear headphones. Though not one of its flagship models, the HD 350BT are still strong performers. They're comfortable, deliver outstanding sound quality, and have a long battery life of up to 30 hours. Tech-friendly gloves Amazon L.L.Bean Touchscreen Gloves, $29.99 and up, available at L.L.BeanProtect your loved ones' fingers when it's cold outside and they still want to text their friends and family. These touchscreen gloves are super warm and work well on screens. A durable, weighted iPhone charging cable Native Union Native Union Night Cable, $39.99, available at AmazonNative Union makes some of the most attractive phone accessories around. The Night Cable is the best long lightning charging cable for the iPhone. It has a 10-foot cord and a handy weight to hold it in place while your phone charges. A desk lamp with a wireless charger Amazon TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger, $39.99, available at TaoTronicsIf your giftee has a phone with wireless charging built in, the TaoTronics Desk Lamp is a great gift. It has a built-in wireless charger and a USB port so you can charge your devices wirelessly or with a cable. The lamp is also well made and fully adjustable. It has multiple brightness and color temperature settings so you can make it your own. A beautiful wireless charger Native Union Native Union Drop Wireless Charger, from $49.99, available at AmazonNative Union always impresses with its stylish tech accessories. If your giftee hates boring black and white tech, get them Native Union's attractive wireless chargers, which come in multiple colors, including rose, sage, indigo, and more. An instant camera Fujifilm Fujifilm Instax Mini 11, $69.99, available at Best BuyInstant cameras are the perfect gift for shutterbugs who wish they'd lived during the age of the Polaroid. Fujifilm's Instax Mini 11 comes in cute colors and takes fun, retro pictures that are printed right after they're taken. A light for better smartphone photography Amazon Lume Cube 2.0, $89.99, available from Lume CubeAny smartphone shutterbug will love having the Lume Cube 2.0 in their mobile photography kit. The little light helps illuminate the subject of a photo when the lighting is subpar. An iPhone USB memory stick Amazon SanDisk iXpand and Flash Drive 128GB for iPhone, $45.99, available at AmazonEven though iPhones now come with more storage built in, it's still easy to run out of space. For people who take too many photos, download tons of music, shows, and games on their phones, the SanDisk iXpand is the perfect gift. An iPhone dock Amazon Twelve South HiRise 2 Deluxe, $54.99, available at AmazonAn iPhone dock looks nice on any desk, nightstand, or table, and it gives your giftee a good place to charge their phone. The Twelve South HiRise 2 Deluxe comes with lightning and Micro USB cables. The device also features a handy design that holds your iPhone up off the base. This prevents your phone's speakers and home button from getting blocked.  A set of trackers to keep tabs on belongings Amazon Trackers are one of the most practical tech gifts you can give. Once they're paired, your giftee can use their phone to make the trackers send them a notification to help find a lost item, or show the tracker's last known location on a map.One Tile Mate Tracker, one Tile Slim Tracker, and two Tile Stickers, $69.99, available at AmazonThis pack comes with one Tile Slim, which is thin enough to slip into a wallet, one Tile Mate, which has loops so it can fit onto key rings, and two Tile Stickers, which can be attached to a remote or other electronic device. One Apple AirTag, $29, available at AppleApple's AirTags are the best option for Apple users and have a big advantage over Tile tags. That's because AirTags can ping off iOS devices, whereas Tile tags ping off other Tile tags. In turn, that means an AirTag and the object it's attached to is more likely to be pinged by a one or several of the billion iPhones in the world.Read our Apple AirTag review here.One Samsung Galaxy SmartTag, $29.99, available at SamsungSamsung's Galaxy SmartTags are ideal for Samsung phone users, as each tag can ping off a Samsung Galaxy phone in the same way that Apple's AirTags work. There's a huge number of Samsung Galaxy phone users out there, so the chances that your Galaxy Smart Tag would get discovered is high. A temperature-controlled mug Amazon Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug, $99.95, available at AmazonIt seems like everything is high-tech these days and a lot of it seems pointless, but this is not one of those things. Ember's smart mug can keep your loved one's drink at the perfect temperature so they never burn their tongue again. It uses a smart heating coaster and an app to help you decide how hot you want your drink to be every time. A kid-friendly tablet with a year's worth of children's books and videos Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, $59.99, available at AmazonKids love tablets, but they can also be destructive fiends when it comes to tech. Luckily, Amazon's Kids Edition of the Fire 7 tablet is here to save the day with its protective case and warranty against accidental damage. The Kids Edition also comes with one year of Amazon Kids, which adds tons of kid-friendly content you can find via Amazon apps like Kindle and Amazon Prime Video.Fire HD 8, $59.99, available at AmazonThe Fire HD 8 tablet is also a solid option for teens and adults who don't need the extra power of an iPad or Microsoft Surface. The latest Fire HD 8 has a 1,280 x 800-pixel screen, 32GB of storage built in, and room for expansion via a Micro SD card slot. An alarm clock with a soothing light and built-in Bluetooth Amazon iHome Zenergy Light Alarm Clock, $69.99, available at Bed Bath and BeyondNo one likes waking up to a blaring alarm, so a light therapy alarm clock that tries to awaken you with a gradual, sunrise-like increase of light is a nice gift. The iHome Zenergy offers a number of great light alarm features, but it also has a decent Bluetooth speaker built into it, so your giftee can play music, too. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker Ultimate Ears/Amazon Logitech Wonderboom 2, $94.99, available at AmazonThe Logitech Wonderboom 2 is a small and simple Bluetooth waterproof speaker that has surprisingly big and good sound for its size and price. It's an ideal gift for friends and family who like to be outside. A pair of budget-friendly wireless earbuds 1More 1MORE Stylish True Wireless Earbuds, from $56.99, available at AmazonThese wireless earbuds are cheaper than AirPods, but they sound even better. They also last for 24 hours of total playtime and 6.5 hours of continuous use.  Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 12th, 2021

52 fun and thoughtful gifts for teachers - from a coffee subscription to a humorous book

Show teachers your appreciation with gifts they'll actually use, from personalized notebooks to gift cards. Here are 52 thoughtful gifts for teachers. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Our dedicated teachers are deserving of any one of these gifts. manonallard/Getty Images It's always a great time to give a teacher a thoughtful gift and express your appreciation. We rounded up 52 of the best gifts for teachers, including a mug warmer, Cameo, and personalized notebook. Teachers are the backbone of our educational system. They work tirelessly inside and outside the classroom with endless enthusiasm, patience, and compassion along the way. It's a difficult job - especially when many teachers are underpaid and underappreciated. So make sure to give the teachers in your life the thanks they deserve with a gift they'll actually use and enjoy. Whether it's a gift card to their favorite store or a thoughtful gift with a personal touch, any of these 52 gifts for teachers are sure to be appreciated. Here are the best gifts for teachers in 2021: Hand cream to combat dryness Amazon Tonymoly Hand Cream, available at Amazon and Ulta, $12After washing their hands and sanitizing all day long, teachers' skin easily becomes dry and cracked. This premium peach hand cream will keep their hands soft and smelling nice. A personalized message from their favorite celebrity Cameo Cameo Video, available at Cameo, price variesTake the gold standard of teacher gifts — a personal and thoughtful letter — up a notch and have their favorite celebrity deliver the message. You can choose from thousands of celebrities to record a personalized video message to send to the teacher. This will surely be one they'll cherish forever. A warming plate for their coffee Amazon Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer, available at Amazon, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond, from $10.99It's a rare day that a teacher gets to finish their coffee before it gets cold. Give them the gift of perpetually warm coffee with this coffee warmer they can plug in right at their desk. Bookends for their home or classroom West Elm Agate Bookends, Set of 2, available at West Elm, from $41.60These beautiful bookends are made of solid agate. They can decide to use it in their home library or as a homey accent in their classroom.  Something to satisfy their sweet tooth Baked In Color Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookie Tins, available at Baked in Color, $30Many teachers keep a secret stash of their favorite treat hidden somewhere in their desk. Satisfy their sweet tooth with a tin of beautiful rainbow chocolate chip cookies. Three months free of learning a new language Westend61/Getty Images 3 Months of Rosetta Stone, available at Rosetta Stone, $11.99Rosetta Stone is giving three months of free access to its language learning programs to eligible teachers and healthcare workers. They can start anytime between May 1 and May 31, and if they have an existing subscription, Rosetta Stone will extend it by three months (unless it's already a lifetime plan). If you'd like to gift them a program they can use for longer, you can browse Rosetta Stone's options here. A tablet and pen that lets them convey handwritten material remotely Amazon XP-Pen Graphic Tablet, available at Amazon, $29.99One of the difficult aspects of remote learning is finding resourceful and convenient ways to mirror in-person tactics teachers use. This Graphic Tablet lets teachers draw using the stylus to convey information they may have handwritten before, such as math formulas or diagrams. A funny book of the best wrong test answers Uncommon Goods "F in Exams" by Richard Benson, available at Uncommon Goods, $8.50After a stressful year for teachers, you may want to celebrate the funny and lighthearted side of the job. This book compiles some of the most amusing and inventive real-life wrong answers to grade school and high school tests. A personalized embosser for their personal library Etsy Custom Stamp, available at Etsy, from $25This unique, thoughtful gift embosses books with "from the library of [their name]" by pressing down like a hole-puncher. It's the kind of thing most people would never buy themselves but would genuinely cherish and get a kick out of if they received it as a present. The best water bottle they'll ever use Amazon Hydro Flask Water Bottle, available at Amazon, from $26.89A stellar water bottle is a timeless life upgrade, but it'll be especially useful this summer. This version from HydroFlask is the best water bottle you can buy, thanks to insulated stainless steel that keeps cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to six.  Delicious food from some of the most loved restaurants in the country Goldbelly Goldbelly Restaurant Meal Kits, available at Goldbelly, from $25Bring a bit of their favorite restaurant right to their door. From bagels to barbeque, Goldbelly ships food gifts nationwide from iconic eateries in major cities. An insulated mug Amazon Hydro Flask 12 oz Coffee Mug, available at Hydro Flask, $24.95Whatever it is they drink in the morning to prepare them for the school day ahead, this mug keeps the beverage at the appropriate temperature for an astonishingly long amount of time. It has a comfortable handle and comes in many bright colors.  A small, water-resistant speaker to enjoy outside this summer Amazon Soundcore Flare Mini Bluetooth Speaker, available at Amazon, $42.99Ensure they enjoy the summer with a portable, water-resistant speaker like this version from Anker. It's got a 12-hour battery life as well as LED lights on the bottom that they can adjust for five different lighting moods. We think it's the best relatively cheap Bluetooth speaker you can buy. A convenient wireless phone charger Amazon Moshi Otto Q Wireless Charger, available at Amazon, $39.95Make their life that much easier with a wireless fast-charging pad that they can simply set their phone on top of in order to charge. After years of using the Moshi Otto Q, we ranked this version the best wireless charger you can buy. It's compatible with iPhones, AirPods, Samsung Galaxy/Note, Google Pixel, and other Qi-enabled devices. A coloring book full of phrases your teacher can relate all too well to Amazon Teacher Life: A Snarky Chalkboard Coloring Book, available at Amazon, $7.99There are some situations that only teachers can understand, and this adult coloring book perfectly captures them with humor and cheekiness. The illustrations are single-sided, so they can take the page out and frame it if they so wish.  A comfy sleep mask Amazon Luxury Sleep Mask, available at Amazon, $13.95Gift a comfortable sleep mask and help them get the kind of restorative, deep sleep they must need this year. Substantial, comfortable socks Bombas Men's or Women's socks, available at Bombas, from $12Adulthood transforms socks from a banal, unexciting gift to a precious life upgrade. Bombas makes some of our favorite and most comfortable pairs, and we love to gift them to friends and family. A gift card for virtual travel experiences Airbnb; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Gift an Airbnb gift card for online experiencesSummer vacation is almost here, and though they may not be able to travel right now, they can still book online experiences that bring destinations and activities to life. There's something for every inclination, including wine tastings, a virtual tour of Paris, Argentine Tango lessons, cooking Mexican cuisine, and more. A tote bag BAGGU BAGGU Giant Pocket Tote, available at BAGGU, $62BAGGU makes great bags and its machine-washable cotton totes are no exception. Help your teacher carry all those lesson plans, tests, and homework papers with this cute yet sturdy tote.  An REI membership that helps them get outdoors while saving money REI REI Membership, available at REI, $20A one-time, $20 payment will get them lifetime access to REI's membership program for your outdoorsy teachers. They'll enjoy special offers, 10% back on purchases, member-pricing on REI classes and events, and the host of other membership perks. Learn more about the REI membership program here. Takeout any time they want it DoorDash App DoorDash Doordash Gift Card, available at DoorDash, from $25Teachers log long days to support and enrich the lives of their students. Make sure their next easy, delicious dinner and relaxing night in is comped with a Doordash gift card. A comfortable seat cushion Purple.Facebook Purple Seat Cushion, available at Purple, from $35These cushions can help soothe sore muscles and alleviate back strain. They're available in a variety of designs and thicknesses. Read our full review here.  A scented candle that reminds them of a happy place Amazon Homesick Scented Candle, available at Amazon, from $29.79This is a great gift that's sure to make them feel sentimental. Whether it's their hometown, college town, or favorite spot to vacation, a Homesick candle — with scents inspired by all sorts of locations — will bring them back to that favorite place.You can also gift funny, enjoyable versions of this candle — from an old book scent to something simply named "Thanks For Putting Up With My Kid."  Six glasses of refreshing sparkling wine Usual Wines 6 glasses of Brut, available at Usual Wines, $48If they drink alcohol, you can send them a box of six glasses of a refreshing, light sparkling wine as a thank you. Hand sanitizer that goes on easy Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, from $5.68Teachers can never have too much hand sanitizer. This spray formula moisturizes, doesn't smell like alcohol or leave hands sticky, and comes in attractive packaging that's great for gifting. Read our full review of Touchland's hand sanitizers here. A way to squeeze in leisure reading Audible/Instagram Audible 3-Month Membership, available at Amazon, $45In between grading papers and designing lesson plans, it might be hard for your teacher to carve out time to read a book (for fun). Audible is a great way to catch up on the bestsellers everyone's reading, appreciate the classics from a new angle, or finally dive into that book they keep falling asleep to in bed.  Decadent cupcakes they can enjoy Baked By Melissa Cupcake Gift Boxes, available at Baked by Melissa, from $32Who doesn't love getting a sweet surprise? With delicious flavors ranging from Cookie Dough to Pink Frosted Donut, these bite-size treats are sure to please. You can also add a special gift box to complete the gift. Practical, reusable silicone straws Food52 Five Two Silicone Straws Single Pack, available at Food52, $25Bendable, sustainable, and portable (thanks to the set of carrying cases), these fun straws are the accessory they can use in their classroom, at home, and on the go. A coffee subscription Driftaway Coffee Instagram Coffee Subscription, available at Driftaway, from $44.00Chances are the coffee in the teacher's lounge isn't exactly top-notch. Thankfully, Driftaway Coffee's is, and keeps things interesting by sending new whole bean varieties every month (and improving upon the next selection based on their feedback). By the end of the school year, your teacher will have a good idea of the type of coffee they really like.  A detailed poster of the opening lines from famous novels Pop Chart Lab Lab 'Diagrammatical Dissertation on Opening Lines of Notable Novels', available at Pop Chart, $30English and grammar teachers will appreciate this chart diagramming the opening lines from 25 famous works of fiction. After admiring the partitioned, color-coded picto-grammatical representations, they'll want to read the books all over again.  A fragrant candle Otherland Otherland Candle, available at Otherland, $36These sophisticated coconut and soy wax candles come in scents ranging from refreshing Canopy (fig, ivy greens, mint) to rich Chandelier (champagne, saffron, leather). The beautiful look, delightful scents, and personalized matchbox make this candle gifting experience special.  A set of ring holders Umbra Origami Ring Holder 3-Pack, available at Umbra, $20The origami animals can be used as desk decorations or jewelry holders, but either way, they're unique and adorable. The chrome finish is easy to wipe clean, and each figurine can hold multiple rings. A small potted plant for their desk The Sill Snake Plant Zeylanica, available at The Sill, $48Instead of gifting a flower bouquet, try an indoor plant. It lasts longer and requires less maintenance, but livens up their desk just as well.  A heartfelt, personalized thank you card Etsy Personalized Teacher Thank you for believing in me Vintage Style Winnie the Pooh Keepsake End of term Greeting Card, available at Etsy, $5.77Sometimes it just feels nice to be appreciated. A sweet card can go a long way — and it won't break the bank.  A pillow massager for their neck and back Amazon Zyllion Shiatsu Pillow Massager, available at Amazon, $49.95If you've ever caught your child's teacher looking stressed or tense, you can fix that with this heated at-home massager that feels almost like a professional massage. It has four deep-kneading rotating nodes to relieve aches, knots, and muscle tension.  A fun tape dispenser Amazon Otto the Otter Tape Dispenser, available at Amazon, $17.20An adorable twist to the traditional, ugly tape dispenser will instantly liven up their desk.  A cute, funny mug Etsy Watch Me Click Now Watch Me Grade Grade mug, available at Etsy, $13.50A cute mug that reminds them of their grateful students can be a fun, routine moment of motivation in a busy day. A cellphone stand Amazon Lamicall Cellphone Stand, available at Amazon, $9.99The simple, sleek, and durable stand is the perfect way to keep their device upright at just the right angle as they work. While it's a no-frills gift, it's undoubtedly practical and useful.  A personalized desk sign Etsy Personalized Desk Wedge Sign, available at Etsy, from $23.99The wedge is a solid natural hardwood while the sign is shatter-resistant fogged acrylic glass, allowing it to last through any teacher's illustrious career.  A note to show your gratitude HarkenPress / Etsy "It Takes a Village Card," available at Etsy, $5.50Educators are an important part of the village it takes to raise kind, thoughtful citizens. Show your appreciation with a letterpress note that shares this sentiment. A gift card to stock up on versatile work shirts David Slotnick/Business Insider Public Rec gift card, from $25Public Rec makes the most versatile polo shirt we've found, and many of the offerings from this athleisure brand are suitable for the classroom and beyond. A gift card to a popular women's workwear shop MM.LaFleur/Instagram M.M.LaFleur gift card, from $50Popular women's workwear brand M.M.LaFleur makes excellent pants and blazers that are definitely an investment, but worth the price. Its Bento Box contains these stylish and comfortable wardrobe staples to take the headache out of getting dressed in the morning. A custom rubber stamp Etsy Custom Stamp, available at Etsy, from $15Gift the stamp they'll always reach for first as they check and grade homework. You can get creative by submitting a picture of your teacher's face or their favorite catchphrase. There are three different mount choices and many more size options.  A book-of-the-month subscription for summer reading Book of the Month/Facebook Book of the Month Membership, from three months for $49.99A hardcover book delivered monthly is a great way for a teacher to unplug and kick their feet up over summer break. Every month, they can choose from acclaimed fiction and nonfiction titles. A cozy plush blanket Nordstrom Bliss Plush Throw, available at Nordstrom, $39.50Add to their home setup with a plush throw to wrap themselves in luxury. Available in a wide array of colors, this blanket adds a cozy and soothing warmth to any room. A personalized notebook, planner, or address book Minted Teach From The Heart Notebook, available at Minted, $18Give this one to the best teacher you know. You'll be able to customize the cover design, interior cover, and interior format of the notebook.  A Disney+ subscription Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney+ subscription, from $79.99 a yearThere's no better way to start summer break than with a binge-worthy streaming subscription. With Disney+, they get unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here. A novelty USB flash drive Amazon Pink Pig USB 2.0 Flash Drive, available at Amazon, $13.99A cute and funny flash drive can instantly make work more fun. Sometimes, it's the little things.  Gift cards Target Buy a gift card from: Amazon, Target, StaplesAt the end of the day, teachers will always appreciate a gift card, especially if it's to a store where they can stock up on supplies.  A smart home device Amazon Amazon Echo Dot, available at Amazon, $49.99For work or leisure, the small smart home device is endlessly useful. They can play Jeopardy, ask for recipes, listen to the news, turn lights on, play music, reorder products, and more.  A personalized key ring Leatherology/Instagram Leatherology Hotel Keychain, available at Leatherology, $15The full-grain leather keychain is a perfectly composed accessory that they'll love to carry, especially if you personalize it (for only $5) with a monogram.  Beautiful note cubes inspired by an American artist The Met Store Louis C. Tiffany Favrile Note Cube Set, available at The Met, $36Known for his stained glass work, Louis C. Tiffany lends his colorful and delicate designs to these trays, which hold 500 loose paper sheets and 50 color paper clips.  Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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58 thoughtful gifts to give your friends under $100

Buying gifts for friends is a thoughtful way to show them how much you care. Here are 58 gift ideas for your friend, all for less than $100. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Getty Images Whether it's your friend's birthday or you simply want to say thank you, they deserve the best. We rounded up 58 gifts, each under $100, that your special friend will treasure. Still looking for gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyFriends are the ones you rely upon, confide in, and plague with everything from menu choices to whether or not you should move across the country for a new job. So when those gifting occasions roll around, it can be difficult to find something adequately thoughtful to give to that important person - especially within the relatively affordable under-$100 range.To make things easier for you, we put together a list of unique, thoughtful gifts that your friend would love to receive - all for less than $100.Below are 58 gifts under $100 that your friend will actually want: A set of friendship lights Urban Outfitters Brookstone Friendship Lamp Set, available at Urban Outfitters, $89.95If your close friend lives far away, let them know you're always thinking of them with this friendship light. Your friend will know you haven't forgotten them by tapping your light to instantly activate their twin light. A luxurious lavender scent perfume Nordstrom Yves Saint Laurent Libre Fragrance, available at Nordstrom, from $25.50A designer perfume like this Saint Laurent fragrance is a fitting gift for a friend who enjoys luxurious items. The floral fragrance's bold lavender scent appeals to the confident friend who's daring and always lives true to herself. A gold bracelet with her favorite football team Baublebar NFL x Baublebar Gold Pisa Bracelet, available at Baublebar, $30Even if you don't share in friend's enthusiasm for sports, this sports team bracelet shows you get them. Match the bracelet with their favorite team to help her be prepared for the next game day outfit. A relaxing weighted blanket Amazon Luna Weight Blanket, available at Amazon, $76.99For the friend who's constantly working or just needs a chance to unwind, a weighted blanket can make all the difference. We love this one because it's wallet-friendly but still made from quality materials like Oeko-Tex-certified cotton and natural glass beads.  A scent tied to a favorite place Amazon Homesick candle, available at Uncommon Goods, $34For your old college roommate or your friend who's taken a job across the country, this candle is a sweet reminder of home. A planner to help them stay organized Rifle Paper Co. 2022 17-Month Large Planner, available at Rifle Paper Co., $36Your Type A friend will thank you for this planner and its neat, detailed layout. The 17-month design means they can finish out this year and be set for the new year. Plus, two pages of colorful stickers can help liven up the notes, weekly, and monthly planning pages. A neoprene makeup bag from a cool startup they'll love Dagne Dover Hunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40Dagne Dover is one of our all-time favorite handbag companies, and most of that has to do with quality, style, and unmatched attention to detail. The Hunter bag comes in six colors of water-resistant neoprene. It has helpful features like elastic lip gloss loops, slip pockets and a removable zipper pouch for compacts and shadows, and a smooth lining that's easily cleaned. Zipper tabs can be unsnapped to adjust the shape, too.  A playful earbud pouch for that one forgetful friend Baggu Puffy Earbuds Case, available at Baggu, $14If you have a friend who tends to lose their AirPods or earbuds all too often, this unique case attaches straight onto their keyring. Plus, it's quilted, padded, and machine washable. The pouch fastens with velcro and comes in fun colors and patterns like leopard print and stripe. A phone case and wallet all-in-one Nomad Rugged Folio, available at Nomad, $69.95You might have a friend who doesn't like carrying around bulky wallets and would rather keep it simple and sleek. This leather folio case sports three card slots and one cash slot, and also has a new internal shock absorption bumper that protects against 10-foot drops. Best of all, it's made of Horween leather, which ages and appears more rugged as time passes.  A Fitbit for the activity tracker newcomer Fitbit Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Walmart, $87.99If they're contemplating joining the Fitbit bandwagon, they'll appreciate this uncomplicated activity tracker that monitors their exercise, sleep, and heart rate. It's slimmer than its counterparts, but still lasts for 10 days, has 20+ different exercise modes, and receives basic smartphone notifications. A high-tech towel that's better for their hair AQUIS Aquis Lisse Luxe Long Hair Towel, available at Anthropologie, $30Aquis' cult-favorite hair towels have inspired a slew of rave reviews online, including one from our own team of 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 the hair experiences while in its weakest state. It also prevents hygral fatigue — the stretching and swelling of wet hair that makes it vulnerable to frizz and damage — by cutting the hair's drying time by 50%. Their favorite specialty food straight from the source Goldbelly/Instagram Order their favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $28Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy their most specific and nostalgic cravings no matter where they live in the US — a cheesecake from Junior's, deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati, and more. Browse the iconic gifts section for inspiration.  A book of witty, quirky postcards Amazon/Business Insider 'Friendship Maintenance: 30 Postcards to Say How Much You Freaking Care,' available at Amazon, $8.34"Friendship Maintenance" adds a more personal touch to the frequent check-ins you're probably already having with one another. The witty postcards weave in themes of friendship in a hilariously relatable way. A tie-dye kit Amazon/Business Insider Just My Style Tie Dye Kit, available at Amazon, $7.03Tie-dye has made a resurgence: It's a socially distant (or virtual) activity that friends can enjoy together. They'll appreciate this affordable tie-dye kit that will provide them with enough dye for up to 12 projects. A gift card to a popular wine subscription club Winc Gift Card, available at Winc, from $60Winc is a personalized wine club — and we think the best one you can belong to overall. Members take a wine palate profile quiz and then choose from the personalized wine suggestions. Each bottle has extensive tasting notes and serving recommendations online, and makes it easy to discover similar bottles. Gift her a Winc gift card, and she can take a wine palate profile quiz and get started with her own customized suggestions.  A custom note with a surprise inside Greetabl/Business Insider Greetabl Gift Box, available at Greetabl, from $14Greetabl is one of the Insider Reviews team's favorite modes of checking in on those we love. The customizable box includes a fun print, a spot for a personal message, and the selection of a small gift like Sugarfina treats or quirky pins.  An upgrade to the classic travel pillow Amazon/Business Insider Trtl Pillow Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow, available at Amazon, $29.99One of the best gifts for frequent travelers is a genuinely supportive neck pillow. The super-soft fleece of the Trtl holds the neck and head in an ergonomic position during flight, and it's lightweight — weighing only about a half a pound — so it won't weigh them down too much. Read our full review of the pillow here. There's also a newer, slightly more expensive version that we like too.  A hilarious collection of Tinder exchanges that, altogether, become one modern horror story Amazon/Business Insider "Tinder Nightmares," available on Amazon, $14.95"Tinder Nightmares" is a modern horror story of Tinder exchanges organized by theme, with chapters such as Bad English, Broetry, Strange Requests, Sneak Attacks, and more. The Instagram account of the same name has nearly 2 million followers. But beware — like Tinder, this book is not for the faint of heart.  A set of the best socks they'll ever wear Bombas Women's Ankle Sock, 4-Pair Box, available at Bombas, $47.50Men's Original Ankle Sock, 4-Pair Box, available at Bombas, from $47.50Bombas' ankle socks have extra blister tabs to prevent chafing, a honeycomb arch-support system to cradle the foot's arch, and a seamless toe that gets rid of the annoying bump that runs across the toes of most socks.  A three-month subscription to the book club that put "Gone with the Wind" on the map Book of the Month Three Month Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $49.99This subscription gift was handcrafted for bookworms. Book of the Month has been around since 1926, and it's credited with the discovery of titles like "Gone with the Wind" and "Catcher in the Rye." A team of experts and celebrity guest judges curate must-read books — usually new releases, hot topics, and debut authors — and send them to the subscriber's doorstep.If they're more into audiobooks or e-reading, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here). A makeup and skincare subscription Birchbox Three Month Subscription, available at Birchbox, $30-$45Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of samples of new and cult-favorite products so subscribers can find products they love without committing to buying full-sized anything in the meantime. It's also a monthly excuse for them to treat themselves. An insulated stainless steel water bottle that keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours Amazon Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug (12 oz), available at Amazon, from $24.44This double-wall, vacuum insulated stainless steel mug is especially perfect for commuters who would rather drink hot coffee than room-temperature for the 45 minutes on the subway — or any other time. We're big fans, and it does a pretty incredible job of keeping cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to six hours.  A gimmicky-seeming nail polish holder they'll actually wind up using Amazon/Business Insider Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Holder, available on Amazon, $9.99Finding a convenient spot to place an open bottle of sticky, vibrant, and fast-drying liquid while you paint your nails is not easy. This $10 nail polish holder looks gimmicky, but it's actually pretty useful.  A funny adult coloring book Amazon Wine Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book, available at Amazon, $6.99Adult coloring has had a resurgence in recent years as a great de-stressor (even Kate Middleton is a fan). It turns out, though, that adult coloring is even more fun with adult beverages. Here's one that combines both.  A brass and wood display box that's a bit cooler than the average picture frame Artifact Uprising Brass & Wood Display Box, available at Artifact Uprising, $55Artifact Uprising's brass and hardwood Display Box is a bit more aesthetically pleasing than the traditional picture frame. They can showcase their favorite picture by sliding it into the front of the box, and the box itself can hold up to 50 five-inch by five-inch Square Prints inside.If you're just looking for prints, you can find those starting at $9 here. A silk pillowcase for smoother hair and less breakage Amazon Celestial Silk 100% Silk Pillowcase, available at Amazon, $40.99This Celestial Silk pillowcase is one of the internet's hidden gems. It's nearly $40 on Amazon, but it gives you more silk per square inch than options twice the price at Sephora. It's made out of 100% Mulberry silk — one of the highest quality silks you can buy — and comes in more than 25 colors and three sizes: standard, queen, and king. It's the one I personally own, and it makes a big difference for frizzy hair.  A poetry book that has become a phenomenon Urban Outfitters/Business Insider Milk and Honey, available at Target, from $7.38Rupi Kaur's "Milk and Honey" is a New York Times bestseller and a small cultural phenomenon. It's a collection of poetry and prose dealing with love, loss, femininity, and survival. If they already have this, you may want to look into Cleo Wade's "Where to Begin" here. A yoga mat towel with skid-less technology made by a trusted company Amazon Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, available at Amazon, from $45.39Manduka consistently makes some of the best yoga gear on the market, and their cult-favorite Yogitoes mat towels aren't an exception — they'd probably be the main response if you asked around yoga studios for a mat towel recommendation. They have patented skid-less technology that uses 100% silicone nubs, and it makes a big difference. Each Yogitoes towel is also made from at least eight recycled plastic water bottles, and the dyes used to make it are free of azo, lead, or heavy metal. A vitamin C serum developed by MIT scientists that keeps selling out Maelove Glow Maker, available at Maelove, $27.95Maelove is a skincare company founded by a team of MIT grads (skincare obsessives, brain and cancer researchers, and chemical engineers) to make affordable, high-quality skincare accessible. The entire under-$30 line is supposedly great, but this $28 vitamin C serum (which people have likened to the multi-award-winning $166 C E Ferulic Serum) is the real showstopper — and it keeps selling out. I've tried it, and it does a great job of reducing hyperpigmentation, hydrating, and adding a "glow" to the skin.Read our full Maelove review here.  A monogrammed leather passport case Leatherology Standard Passport Cover, available at Leatherology, from $50For the world traveler, adventure companion, or person who has a lot of places left to see before they're satisfied, this leather passport cover is one of the best mixes of quality for price you're bound to find. You can also personalize your gift further with a monogram (starting as an extra $10). Every time they use it, they'll think of you.  A design service that can help them figure out their decor or new apartment layout Modsy Premium Package, available at Modsy, $159Whether they're moving, always talking about redecorating, or would love a gallery wall but don't want to expend the necessary brain power, they'll appreciate a Modsy gift. The service makes an exact 3D, digital replica of their room and fills it with actual pieces of furniture from well-known brands that they can buy on the spot. A super soft $75 cashmere sweater from a sustainable startup Naadam The Essential Cashmere Sweater, available at Naadam, $75This $75 cashmere sweater is one of the best I've worn, and it took me by surprise for $75. You can get it in either crew-neck or v-neck styles, unisex sizing, and 20 colors. In person, the cashmere is one of the softest I've felt.Plus, Naadam is a sustainable startup. They avoid toxic chemicals, invest in sustainable grazing practices, fund better vaccination programs for healthier goats, and use 100% clean energy to power production facilities. By cutting out middlemen, they pay nomadic herders about 50% more and charge about 50% less to customers without changing quality. A new book by the co-creator of "Broad City" Amazon/Business Insider I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff, available at Amazon, $10.64This book by Abbi Jacobson, co-creator of "Broad City", deals with love, loss, work, comedy, and identity.  A soft, durable pair of slippers they'll want to live in Nordstrom UGG Ansley Water Resistant Slipper, available at Nordstrom, from $99.95They're not a new name, but UGG slippers have stuck around for a very good reason: they're incredibly soft, durable, and made really well. The sole is sturdy enough to withstand walks to the mailbox, and the water-resistant material can take a little gross winter slush on the way there.If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, check out Minnetonka — we're big fans of their mix of price and quality, too. An award-winning at-home facial Sephora Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, available at Sephora, $80This now-legendary AHA and BHA at-home "facial" gently resurfaces the skin to remove built-up dead skin cells and reveal brighter, more even skin underneath. It's also won multiple notable beauty awards, including a Best of Beauty from Allure and Reader's Choice from InStyle in 2017. For more skincare products, check out the best luxury skincare on Amazon and best gifts from Sephora here. Popular leggings they can wear anywhere Outdoor Voices Outdoor Voices Core 3/4 Leggings, available at Outdoor Voices, $88It seems like everyone and their best friend is talking about Outdoor Voices leggings, and these are the company's most sweat-friendly option.  A card game to play with other friends to rehash favorite stories and learn some new ones Amazon/Business Insider The Voting Game Adult Card Game, available at Target, $19.99The Voting Game is basically a card game that gives you a funny prompt and invites you to anonymously answer "Who's the most likely to..." out of your friends. It's a great way to rehash your favorite memories and learn new stories. A vase and smartphone stand handmade from glazed stoneware Uncommon Goods Bedside Smartphone Vase, available at Uncommon Goods, $32These smartphone stands are handmade out of glazed stoneware, and they double as vases so their owner can have the benefit of convenience without totally giving into the sterility of tons of tech devices. A mug with a "coffee reading" tarot-inspired theme Society6/Business Insider Coffee Reading, available at Society6, $13.59Perfect for the avid coffee drinker or casual fan of the occult, this ceramic mug made by the independent artists of Society6 is a fun — and useful — gift. They've also got pretty much every mug pattern you could want. A cocktail recipe book that pairs music with good drinks Amazon/Business Insider Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks, available at Amazon, $21.99Have a friend that loves music and a nice cocktail? This pairs both for a perfect combination every time. The guide includes music from 70 albums, ranging from the '50s to the '00s, with an accompanying A-side and B-side cocktail for each — all organized by mood.  A tiny waffle maker Amazon/Business Insider Dash Mini Waffle Maker, available at Target, $12.99This mini waffle maker may seem more gimmick than substance, but it didn't garner 1,800+ reviews just for being pretty cute. It's compact for small kitchens and people who only want to make three waffles rather than buffet quantities, and it's really easy to clean. A screw-on top that turns a wine bottle into a glass Amazon/Business Insider Guzzle Buddy Wine Bottle Glass, available on Amazon, $15.06If they're more of a "one bottle per person" vino drinker, why not cut out the middleman with this twist-on bottle-to-glass helper?  The personal diary of icon Frida Kahlo Amazon "The Diary of Friday Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait", available at Amazon, $21.94In the last 10 years of her life, Friday Kahlo kept a journal full of thoughts, poems, illustrations, and dreams. This is it, and it's a particularly perfect gift for an artistic or feminist friend.  Machine-washable sneakers they'll wear all the time Allbirds Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $98Soft, lightweight, breathable shoes that wick away moisture and can be tossed in a machine washer when they get dirty — what's not to love?  A guard to keep away hot, messy splatter Amazon/Business Insider Frywall 10 Splatter Guard, available at Sur La Table, $13.99A splatter guard gives you the benefit of an uncovered pan, minus the countertop cleaning and dodging of hot, popping oil. An elegant, unobtrusive diffuser that smells great Snowe Diffuser, available at Snowe, $40Snowe's Diffuser has the advantage of looking more like home decor than a diffuser, but it also fills the room with a wonderful smell. Plus, the bottles of scent tend to last for months. Pick it up for a friend in five scent options that range from Speak Easy (leather, bitters, burnt cedar) to Pillow Talk (sandalwood, ginger, lavender).  A beautiful candle that smells amazing Otherland Manor House Weekend Candle, available at Otherland, $36Otherland is a candle company started by Ralph Lauren's former art buyer, Abigail Cook Stone. If you want to give your friend a candle that burns for 55 hours, looks beautiful, and comes from an up-and-coming startup that they've probably seen (or coveted) before, this is a great option.Read our full Otherland review here. A Tile with a replaceable battery to help them find missing keys and wallets Amazon Tile Pro with Replaceable Battery, 2 Pack, available at Target, $59.99Few gifts are going to be as useful as a Tile Pro with a replaceable battery. It'll help them find missing items like keys and wallets. An app on their phone can trigger the Tile to ring out so they can locate where they accidentally left their belongings.  A rechargeable battery Amazon Anker PowerCore 10000, available at Amazon, $31.99Anker's PowerCore is a powerful, compact external battery that can provide nearly three and a half iPhone 8 charges or two and a half Galaxy S8 charges.  Luxurious bodycare products Necessarie Nécessaire The Body Wash, available at Sephora, $25Nécessaire is a new line of bodycare products that use vitamins and plant-based oils. It was founded by Randi Christiansen, a former Estée Lauder vice president, and Nick Axelrod, a co-founder of Into the Gloss, the editorial site that preceded Glossier. Read our full Nécessaire review here. A cute plant in a ceramic pot delivered to their door The Sill Shop plants and accessories at The Sill, from $5A plant from The Sill will come in a small ceramic pot with a drainage hole and its own saucer. It comes potted in the company's potting mix and will be delivered to their doorstep.  A renewing honey mask that warms up while it's on their face Sephora Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask, available at Sephora, from $38This intensely hydrating mask from beauty brand Farmacy is infused with antioxidants to leave the skin looking glowy and plump. It also physically warms up while on the face, so the self care feels a bit more tangible.  A subscription to K-beauty sheet masks Facetory/Instagram/Business Insider Facetory Gift Subscription Plan, available at Facetory, from $19.90Facetory is an affordable monthly subscription to various K-beauty sheet masks. You can opt to pay for one, three, six, nine, or 12 months at a time.  A cult-favorite sleeping lip mask Sephora Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, available at Sephora, $22Laneige's hyper-popular overnight lip mask smooths and moisturizes with vitamin C and antioxidants. Currently, it has over 13,000 reviews and a rating of 4.4-stars on Sephora.  A pretty leather wrap for taking chargers and cables on the go Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up, available at Mark & Graham, from $22.99Mark & Graham's Leather Charger Roll Up is made from soft, supple leather and has three separate pockets to stash cables and chargers on the go. Get it monogrammed for free. A box of gourmet artisan milk and dark chocolate Amazon Chuao Chocolatier Share the Love 36-Piece Gift Set, available at Amazon, $39.95A box stuffed full of chocolate needs no introduction, but this one is a pretty good deal. The box comes with 36 mini bars of gourmet artisan milk and dark chocolate, all made in small batches and free of artificial flavors. The 14 flavors range from sweet to savory, and each bar is only 60 calories.  A ClassPass gift card Class Pass Gift Card, available at ClassPass, choose your amountStart heading to more (virtual or socially distant) boutique fitness classes with your friend by making them easier and cheaper to attend. ClassPass lets you drop in to different specialized studios for $15 or less per class. A class or experience for you to take together Airbnb Experiences Check out local Airbnb ExperiencesCheck out local GrouponsOnce it's safe to do so, book an experience like a pasta-making class, brewery tour, or local tour that the two of you can enjoy together. Plus, you can buy this gift as last-minute as you like. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 6th, 2021

57 thoughtful gifts for mom sure to make her smile this holiday season - from a sweet tea set to a cozy robe

Here are 51 of the best gifts for mom under $50 that prove you don't have to spend a fortune to find thoughtful gifts for her. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Weezie There's always time to get a nice gift for mom whether it's a special occasion or to thank her. It's a great opportunity to show thanks for your mom or guardian with a thoughtful gesture. You don't have to spend a fortune - there are plenty of great gift ideas for mom under $50. See more mom gift ideas here. Whether it's a birthday or an impromptu gift, there's always time to get mom something nice. While nothing shows your appreciation for mom like year-round love and support, a gift that she'll love is always a thoughtful and appreciated gesture. And you don't have to spend a fortune either. Thankfully, most of the mom figures I know genuinely prefer something that says how much you love her, or how actively you thought about her needs, more than a high price tag. There are plenty of wonderful gift ideas for moms under $50 to be found - and 51 of them are listed for you below.Here are 51 of the best gifts for mom under $50 A sweet floral tea set for one Anthropologie Annie Tea-For-One-Set, available at Anthropologie, $38A sip from this adorable floral print teapot is as enjoyable as it is soothing. The stackable teapot lets you savor each taste for longer with the teapot included with a teacup. A cozy robe to keep warm Target Stars Above Cozy Plush Robe, available at Target, $30There's no better sleepwear to relax in than this plush, velvet robe for the breezy evenings or mornings. This cozy polyester robe brings extreme comfort and warmth whether you're layering or covering up. A personalized tea towel with a family recipe Etsy Gift the Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel, $24Take a favorite family recipe and turn it into the ultimate personalized gift thanks to Etsy. You can upload a photo of a recipe card with your order so the recipe is printed in the original handwriting of a loved one. A colorful scarf she can craft herself Free People Gift Free People We Gather Warm Kaleidoscope Dye Kit, $45If mom loves to craft, consider getting her this fun dye kit as her next project. The kit walks you through the basics of working with fiber reactive dyes and comes with a cotton scarf and three dyes so she can create her own tie-dye masterpiece. Plus, she can use the dyes again on future crafting endeavors. A cheerful vase Anthropologie Gift Anthropolgie's Lizzie Vase, $28These chic vases come in three beautiful colors and a variety of shapes. It looks great as a colorful decor item on its own, but to really up the ante you can always add some fresh blooms for mom too. A decadent treat for mom's sweet tooth Harry & David Gift Harry & David Artisan Macarons, $49.99This delivery sure to satisfy mom's sugar cravings comes with 12 macaron cookies, handcrafted from scratch. Flavors range from Espresso Coffee to Raspberry for a nice variety and express two-day shipping is including with this gift to ensure it gets to mom on time. A wine holder for an extra soothing bath Uncommon Goods Gift the Bathtime Essentials Wine Holder, $38This handy and smart wine holder suctions right onto the shower wall so mom can take a glass of wine into the bath with her for extra relaxation. It even comes with a plastic wine glass so mom doesn't have to worry about any potential broken glass and can get straight to unwinding. Super cozy slipper socks Bombas Gift the Bombas Gripper Slippers, $40Easy to slip on and wear around the house these super soft slipper socks feature a brushed lining and silicone grippers to prevent any sliding. Plus, Bombas donates a pair of socks for every pair bought so you can feel good about giving mom this gift and giving back at the same time. A heart-shaped succulent Urban Stems Gift Urban Stems The Cora Plant, $30Urban Stems makes sending fresh flowers and plants to mom a breeze if you won't be seeing her in person this year. This cute succulent is in the shape of a heart for an extra touch of love. A tasteful birthstone necklace BaubleBar Gift the BaubleBar Nascita Necklace, $25Pick out this delicate and elegant necklace in mom's birthstone or just opt for her favorite color. From ruby to aquamarine, the stone pops nicely against the 18k gold chain. Plus, it looks great on its own or stacked with other jewelry. An at-home spa kit Uncommon Goods Gift the Little Pampering Gift Set, $44Help mom unwind and have a pampering day from home with this gift set. It includes a lavender boil oil, soap, shower steamer, lip balm, and a scented candle. An all-in-one hairdryer and brush Amazon Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer, $41.99This all-in-one brush and hairdryer is one of our favorite products and makes it a breeze for mom to style her hair and easily create volume and soft curls. A lightweight yoga mat Manduka Gift a Manduka Eko Superlite Travel Yoga Mat, $45Manduka is known for making some of the best yoga products, and this five-star-rated mat is no exception. If she loves fitting a yoga class into her busy schedule, she'll appreciate this mat. Not only does it have a great grip and come in plenty of fun colors, but it's super light, so she can easily tote it around with her to class and back.  A box of unique Japanese snacks Bokksu Gift the Bokksu Classic Gift Box, from $39.95 per monthIf she loves to travel and experience new cultures through food, she'll love receiving a Bokksu Box. The classic gift box is filled with a selection of 20-25 unique Japanese snacks, sourced directly from artisan makers in Japan, so she can get a little more adventurous with her snacking.  A pure silk sleep mask Nordstrom Gift the Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $42.50Give Mom a little bit of luxury with this silk sleep mask. Not only will it block out light and feel great on her skin, but it's made with Slip's proprietary Slipsilk which won't tug or leave creases on her skin.  A luxurious body moisturizer Necessaire Gift the Nécessaire Body Lotion, $25If body lotion doesn't sound that exciting to her, Nécessaire's version will probably change her mind. The formula is simple — clean ingredients, full of nourishing vitamins, and quick-absorbing. It's so good we've fought over it.  A "book of the month" membership she can look forward to every month Book of the Month Facebook Gift a Book of the Month Membership, from three months for $49.99If she loves to read and isn't ready to go 100% digital, we can't recommend a Book of the Month membership highly enough. Each month, she'll find a curated selection of the best new hardcover titles spanning a broad range of genres. The mix of both fiction and nonfiction titles is sure to impress even the pickiest bibliophiles.  A beautiful bouquet of farm-fresh flowers she can keep in the house The Bouqs Gift a bouquet from The Bouqs, from $36You can grab her a potted plant if she enjoys caring for them over time, but another great option is sending her a beautiful bouquet of flowers that she can enjoy for a few weeks with minimal effort and then throw out. If you want to get her something more lasting, you can pick up a vase ($10-$249), too.  A Himalayan salt block she can use for just about every use cooking Crate & Barrel Gift the Himalayan Salt Block, $34.95If your mom likes to cook (or, if someone else does the cooking and she just loves to eat good food), a Himalayan salt block may be a thoughtful gift. People love how they give meals enhanced flavor that can't be mimicked by a frying pan. Plus, the minerals in salt are supposed to give a more nuanced flavor than table salt, and the amount of saltiness will be regulated by the type of food (moist food absorbs more, fatty foods repel it).Himalayan salt has a very stable crystal structure, which allows it to hold a temperature very well. Mom can chill it to serve as a platter for sushi or heat it over the grill or stovetop to cook veggies.  A good-looking, efficient cold brew bottle Blue Bottle Coffee Gift the Blue Bottle Hario Cold Brew Bottle, $35Does mom love cold brew? Grab her this elegant glass cold brew bottle from the popular coffee startup Blue Bottle. It's slim enough to fit in the fridge without displacing anything else, and it looks much nicer than the plastic versions you'll find at a similar price point on Amazon.  A pro-level photo book Artifact Uprising Gift an Artifact Uprising Custom Softcover Photo Book, from $17These beautifully designed photo books look just like a personal magazine, curated by you for her — and full of 30 pages of your best and most cherished memories and people.  A scratch-off that benefits charities LottoLove/Facebook Give a card from LottoLove, from $5When 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. Each card costs just $4.95, but gives back in invaluable ways. To date, LottoLove and its charitable partners have impacted lives in over 60 countries. A hidden gem $30 cast iron fry pan Victoria Gift Large Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, $29.99The Victoria Cast Iron 12-Inch Skillet Fry Pan is the perfect skillet for cooking just about anything. It's well-designed, extremely affordable, and durable like you'd hope a cast iron pan would be. It has a long primary handle and a shorter secondary handle for steadying the pan as you carry or move it, and it has good depth and a wide surface perfect for searing steaks. The large pour spouts on either side make it easy to rid the pan of grease without any mess. It's also our top overall pick in our guide to the best-cast iron skillets.  Framed memories Framebridge Gift a Framebridge custom-framed art or photo gift, from $45Moms really do love looking at pictures of their kids. Why not make an impactful gift by framing a family memory or a great picture of the two of you? Plus, sites like Framebridge make it easier by letting you customize each step of the process online instead of grabbing a frame from the store and having to figure out how to correctly size and print something yourself. Framebridge will guide you through the process and let you know if the resolution is high enough to look good on mom's mantle.  A pair of beautiful earrings she can wear with anything Mejuri Gift a pair of Mejuri Midi Hoops, $50There's something satisfying about being able to afford to give your mom something delicate, luxurious, and special. Too often our moms put us first and themselves last, and something that isn't strictly "necessary" is a good way to make sure they feel pampered from time to time.Mejuri is an Insider Reviews favorite, and the Canadian company will likely be a new one of hers as well.  A coffee service that figures out what flavors she likes and gets smarter over time Driftaway Coffee Instagram Gift a Driftaway Coffee Set, from $44If mom likes coffee, she might love Driftaway. The Brooklyn-based startup is helping people figure out which flavor profiles of coffee they really love, and then uses that information to customize shipments of fresh coffee to them that their taste buds should really love.The first delivery will be a tasting kit to help determine what flavors she loves most. From there, the service will get smarter at catering to her preferences every time.  A silk pillowcase Celestial Silk Gift the Celestial Silk Pillowcase, from $38.99Silk pillowcases reduce frizz and damage to hair and make it look shiny and healthy. They also reduce the likelihood of forming new wrinkles and they won't absorb skincare products as easily as cotton pillowcases. This particular Celestial Silk pillowcase is one of the internet's hidden gems. It's $40 on Amazon and we rated it the best silk pillowcase you can buy in the Insider Reviews buying guide. Read a personal review here.  Dedicated makeup towels Weezie Gift the Weezie Makeup Towels, $40We've personally discovered Weezie's makeup towels are unexpectedly useful, and so will your giftee. These small, dark towels won't reveal unsightly makeup stains and they come in three cute embroidered styles. A popcorn maker and a movie night in with you Amazon Gift the West Bend Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper, $39.99Bring over a comfy throw blanket she can keep and turn on Netflix for a quality movie night with your lifelong best friend. It's no joke that quality time goes a long way for a gift, especially when it's for your mom. Board games and a fun night with the family that she doesn't have to plan Amazon Gift the Watch Ya' Mouth Family Edition, $15.99You may be too old to glue macaroni to a card and call it a present, but your mom still doesn't equate value with money.If you grab a couple of family-friendly board games and head to your parents' place for a night in with them and your siblings, that might be the most memorable gift you could give. Bring along some flowers, chocolate, wine, or one of the smaller gifts on this list as a token offering as well. Then, offer to do the dishes at the end of the night. An Echo Dot or Google Home Mini Amazon Gift the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation), $24.99Gift the Google Home Mini, $24.99There'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 products can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, play music, order a pizza, tell Dad jokes, or any number of things Mom should find both helpful and fun. Be aware this isn't the newest model, but it still works great and comes at a lower price point. The Dot is also kind of the entry-level Echo product, which is perfect if your mom is just getting used to the technology. If your family is already ingrained in the Google ecosystem for tech, you might want to grab the Google Home Mini instead for the same price.  A subscription to try out new and well-loved beauty products without having to find or buy them herself Birchbox Gift a Birchbox 3-Month Subscription Gift Card, $45In general, subscriptions are some of the best gifts that you can give. A monthly treat can be a really nice thing to look forward to, especially when each delivery reminds you of your family. Every time an installment is delivered, your mom is reminded of how much you care.Birchbox is a particularly good one for mom. It combines monthly deliveries of small personalized beauty and skincare samples with an easy-to-use e-commerce shop. Birchbox will send an assortment of highly-rated or brand-new items for her to test every month instead of having to go in blind to Sephora and buy full-sized versions. If she really loves something, she can buy herself a bigger size on Birchbox or elsewhere easily.You can gift a woman's subscription gift card for 3 months for $45, 6 months for $84, or a full 12 months for $156. The best reading subscription online Scribd Gift a Scribd membership, $9.99/monthEnjoy unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of books, audiobooks, and magazines for less than $10 a month with Scribd (or $12.99 per month for access to Scribd and the New York Times). If she wasn't a bibliophile already, Scribd will make her one. I've been a subscriber for years and I think it's hands-down the best deal for online reading.  A new lipstick from a natural makeup company that she'll love RMS Beauty Gift the RMS Beauty Lipstick, $28One barrier to smarter, healthier makeup is figuring out which of those natural brands out there actually do the job. One great and thoughtful gift for mom could be introducing her to a brand that actually works, and one which requires no research or risk.RMS Beauty is a fan-favorite for its lipsticks on their own merit, with the clean ingredients as a huge plus.  Childlike cereal for adults Magic Spoon Gift all four Magic Spoon flavors, $39Gift a Magic Spoon subscription, $29.25 per monthMagic Spoon is a new "childlike cereal for adults" that's high in protein and low in sugar — and all four flavors are delicious. If you want to treat your mom without incurring any dentist-related concerns, Magic Spoon may be a fun way to introduce her to a new brand.  A stylish toiletry bag Dagne Dover Gift the Dagne Dover Small Hunter Toiletry Bag, $40Self-care should make us feel good, from beginning to end. A nice toiletry bag with ample smart organization is one way to make sure that 'beginning' and 'end' are clutter-free and beautiful. This bag is made out of a really cool neoprene material and comes in a variety of pretty colors, from a bright poppy red to more muted tones like the mossy green seen above. Dagne Dover is also best-known for its thoughtful, next-level organization. A cleaner, more efficient multivitamin Ritual Gift the Essential for Women Multivitamin, $30 per monthRitual is most known for its Essential for Women multivitamin, which fills in the gaps of women's diets and was inspired by founder Katerina Schneider's own experience of shopping for vitamins while she was pregnant. Earlier this year, it dug deeper into its original prenatal health roots with the launch of its second product, a prenatal vitamin. Regardless of where women are in their life, Ritual works to build health with cleaner, more efficient vitamins. Wireless charging pads Amazon Gift the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone, $37.89Gift the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad for Android, $55.60We tested the Belkin BoostUp charger with several iPhones and Android phones, and it worked perfectly — which is why we ranked it the best wireless charger that you can buy. It looks great, has excellent traction so your phone won't slide off while charging, and it juices up any phone quickly.Wireless charging is traditionally slower than wired charging, but the Boost Up pad with 15 watts of power should charge your devices faster — so long as they support fast wireless charging. A Daily Harvest gift card for healthy smoothies and soups that take 30 seconds to make Daily Harvest Gift a Daily Harvest Gift Card, from $50Help your mom start off 2020 on a healthier note with Daily Harvest, a subscription service that sends healthy, pre-portioned superfood-packed smoothies, overnight oats, soups, and more to your home either weekly or monthly. The food combinations are developed by a nutritionist and chef, and the company is backed by big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Serena Williams. We tried the service's smoothies and really enjoyed them. A next-gen hair wrap that uses threads finer than silk to dry wet hair faster and without friction damage Nordstrom Gift the Aquis Chevron Weave Hair Turban, $25.50These Aquis hair towels have become extremely popular in the last few years. They're designed with AQUITEX technology that uses ultra-fine fibers that are split into strands thinner than silk, so this towel won't grab at hair cuticles like regular bath towels that break and damage wet hair — which is when it's most vulnerable. It also claims to reduce drying time by up to 50%, which sounds hyperbolic until you've tried it yourself. This is the one I own and it works far, far better than I had even dared to hope.  A cute tea infuser Amazon Gift the Fred & Friends Brew Bunny Tea Infuser, $9.17Let mom take a cue from this reclining bunny and spend some time relaxing, sipping her favorite kind of loose tea (which you could pick up as an accompanying gift).  A streaming media player Roku Gift the Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player, $29.99Roku's media streamers are the best in the business, and the Express is a good entry-level system that comes at an affordable price. Your giftee can stream TV shows and movies from all their favorite streaming platforms, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and many more. If you're able to spend a bit more, the Roku Ultra is our top pick overall. A beautiful hand-poured candle Brooklinen Gift a Brooklinen Wake Scented Candle, $31.50Bring the fresh scents of a salty sea tide, kelp, and driftwood into mom's house with this chic, hand-poured candle from the ever-popular home startup, Brooklinen.  A reusable smart notebook Amazon Gift the Rocketbook Reusable Smart Notebook, $24.48Handwritten notes can help keep her organized and manage a seemingly endless to-do list. It's a $25 notebook, but surprisingly handy. It sends notes to the cloud so she can access them from her devices later, and wipes clean with a damp cloth. A rose-scented roll-on perfume she can carry with her and reapply when she's on the go Kai Instagram Gift the Kai Rose Perfume Oil, $45Kai's rose perfume oil features a blend of gardenia wrapped in white exotics, layered with rose absolute, and comes in a small, easy-to-use roll-on vial. The rose scent packs an extra punch while remaining subtle and not overwhelming. We're big fans of the beauty brand, and we have a feeling your mom will like it, too.  A custom quote print Minted Gift a personalized quote print, from $38Spotlight a quote from her favorite film, book, or song, or even quote mom herself. There are many font colors, sizes, and frames to choose from. A personal-styling service Stitch Fix Gift a Stitch Fix gift card, from $20Shopping isn't everyone's favorite activity — or, if it is, not all of us have the time for a trip to the mall. That's where the stylists at Stitch Fix come in. A great gift for busy moms, the service delivers the newest trends and styles to fit any occasion and price point.  An REI membership REI Gift an REI Co-op Membership, $20An 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 passport cover that will age well Leatherology Gift a Leatherology Standard Passport Cover, $50Grab mom a beautiful leather passport cover that will age well and make traveling abroad easier. This one comes in 17 different colors, too. Leatherology is one of our go-to gifting shops, since the leather is high-quality, surprisingly affordable, and comes in beautiful gift-ready boxes. For a personal touch, monogram it for $10. A stainless steel mug that will keep her coffee hot for hours on end Hydro Flask Gift the Hydro Flask Mug, $24.95This mug is a common desk companion for the Insider Picks team. The 12-ounce coffee mug has the company's proprietary TempShield insulation that made its water bottles famous among outdoorsmen and the average person alike. This mug will keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. Read a full review of it here. A mini Jo Malone set Sephora Gift the Jo Malone London Mini Luxuries Set, $50Pamper mom with this starter set from Jo Malone that includes a Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne for a fresh new fragrance, The Peony and Blush Suede Body Crème, and a delicious English Pear and Freesia Miniature Candle. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytOct 4th, 2021

The 34 best gifts for teen girls on Amazon, from a tie-dye kit to a karaoke microphone

Finding gifts for teen girls can be tough, but there are a lot of options online. We rounded up 34 of the best gifts to help you in your search. Buying gifts for teen girls doesn't have to be difficult or send you searching across many sites. Using my own sisters as inspiration, I chose 34 Amazon gifts that cover many interests and budgets. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here. Buying gifts for teen girls can be a daunting task, which is probably why they end up with seven identical lip balms from different relatives every year. But getting a thoughtful, fun, and useful gift is easier than you think. In fact, it doesn't even require you to leave Amazon. Below, I've rounded up 32 gift ideas, all of which you can find on Amazon, for the teen girls in your life. As someone who was once a teen girl and who has teen sisters, I feel confident in saying this is a good jumping-off point.Shop the 34 best gifts for teen girls: A cute miniature backpack for short trips Amazon From short day trips to sleepovers, this mini backpack is a practical yet chic gift that best fits small necessities. This vegan leather backpack features various comes with adjustable shoulder straps, easily accessible pockets, and a decorative pompom. Mini Backpack Purse (small) A lighted vanity mirror Amazon A vanity mirror is an essential tool for a girl who's starting to wear makeup more often. This lighted mirror offers an ultra-clear reflection with its 16 LED lights, adjustable brightness, and comfortable viewing angles up to 180 degrees. Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror (small) An oversized wearable blanket to keep warm Amazon This oversized blanket is more whimsical and adorable than any other typical loungewear gift. If being comfortable is their motto, this snug blanket keeps them completely warm and cozy in any setting.Oversized Wearable Blanket (small) A tie-dye kit for making colorful shirts Amazon There's no need to buy tie-dye clothing when they can use this kit to make their own. Five dyes, gloves, rubber bands, and an instruction guide come in this easy-to-use set. It's not only a fun art project, but they'll get some vibrant, stylish, homemade shirts from it, too.One-Step 5 Color Tie-Dye Kit (button) A console for a true gamer Nintendo For the serious gamer in your life, a Nintendo Switch could be just what they need. This console has been all the rage thanks to its innovative design and ability to travel well. They can play popular games like Animal Crossing, Among Us, New Pokémon Snap, and more.Read our full review of the Nintendo Switch here. Nintendo Switch (button) A pair of plush slippers they won't want to take off Ugg Comfort is key when it comes to teenagers. These fluffy, supportive Ugg slippers are great for wearing around the house and also outside of the home. You can read more about why we love this slide slipper in our guide to the best women's slippers.Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper (button, Preferred: Amazon) A neon sign to light up their bedroom Amazon Coming in blue or pink, this neon sign can serve as a relaxing piece of decor in their bedroom. It'll brighten up their space, whether they hang it on a wall or place it on their nightstand or desk. We even ranked this one as the best for bedrooms in our guide to the best neon signs.Unique Sweet Dream Neon Sign (button) An apron for the aspiring chef Amazon If you constantly find your teen cooking or baking in the kitchen, it might be time to get them a nice apron. This one has an adjustable neck strap and long waist ties to help them get the right fit. Plus, there are plenty of colorful designs to choose from. Kitchen Apron (button) An initial necklace that's a staple piece Amazon This simple but personal necklace will be a welcome addition to a teen's growing jewelry collection. Its initial design makes it the perfect staple piece they can wear every day and with any outfit.  A DIY manicure kit Amazon With it being safer to stay home right now, DIY manicures are more popular than ever. These cute nail stickers make it quick, easy, and affordable.  A felt letter board for fun quotes Amazon This felt board adds a cute and personal touch to their room. You can choose from 25 colors to match their decor aesthetic. It'll be the perfect setting for inspirational quotes or funny pop culture lines.  A Bluetooth microphone to sing karaoke Amazon Whether or not they can carry a tune, it's a fun item to have for friend hangouts or to recreate carpool karaoke. All it takes is connecting a phone to play music through the microphone's speakers. A popular book series Amazon Unless you've been living under a rock, the cultural phenomenon of Netflix's "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" has probably touched your life. If they're a fan, this set lets them enjoy the book series the movies are based on. A cool new Popsocket PopSockets Beyond making it easier to hold or prop up their phone, PopSockets are a great way to add personality to the tech they use every day.  The most popular and useful Fitbit Fitbit The Fitbit Charge 4 is one of Fitbit's best and most popular models. It's not bulky like most smartwatches, yet it's comfortable to wear and you still have a usable display that gives you plenty of info. It has a built-in heart rate monitor, in-depth sleep tracking, advanced workout features, and real-time workout tracking. You can learn more about the Fitbit Charge 4 in our guide to the best Fitbit trackers and smartwatches.   A mini waffle maker for a small but satisfying breakfast Amazon A favorite breakfast food just got a whole lot cuter. This lightweight and easy-to-use waffle maker can give them a small sense of independence in the kitchen, and it's available in 20 unique colors and designs.  A beanie with Bluetooth connectivity so they can listen to music on the go Amazon An increasingly popular accessory among teens is the Bluetooth Beanie Hat, which lets them listen to music while wearing it. The headphones pair with a tablet, Apple watch, or smartphone, and the Bluetooth range is up to 33 feet. There are even built-in controls for adjusting the volume, skipping songs, and pausing/playing music. Smart lights for studying and dimming at night before bed Amazon Smart lights mean she can change the lights to a range of colors, create customized lighting for watching a movie or studying and set a schedule for the lights to turn off or dim at different times during the day.  A personalized zodiac necklace Amazon Zodiac signs have become even more popular in recent years, as has the mainstream interest in horoscopes and astrological personality types. If they're into the topic, or you just want to find a small way of personalizing an affordable gift, pick up a gold-dipped zodiac necklace that they can wear with anything.  An Echo Dot for an alarm clock and games Amazon The Echo Dot is popular on Amazon for a few reasons, and one is how compact it is. They can stack it on top of a pile of books or on their nightstand, use it as a speaker or an alarm clock, and get access to all the capabilities of Alexa (weather updates, recipes, music, news, connections to other smart devices). It also has a decent speaker.Read our full review of the Amazon Echo Dot here. An instant camera and some film Amazon Maybe because it's now possible to document and curate everything just-so online, but the spontaneity and authenticity of instant cameras have experienced a rise in popularity in recent years. If it's a comfortable purchase, they'll probably get a lot of use out of the $60-something camera. It comes in fun colors, and they can hang the pictures up around their room. Pick up some film so they can get started right away. For more, check out our guide to the best instant cameras.  The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Amazon Whether they saw the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary (which this was featured in), consider RBG amongst their favorite celebrities, or they may appreciate a keepsake that focuses on an empowered woman in history, this is a great gift that combines fun, creativity, and education.  A bunch of Korean sheet masks Amazon Few things are as fun as lounging around with a decadent sheet mask slapped across your face. It's also an affordable gift that gives outsized fun to the recipient, and a great addition to sleepovers with friends.  Really nice new bedding Amazon We recommend Brooklinen often, and for good reason. We think they make the best high-end sheets at the best price, and most of the Insider Reviews team sleeps with Brooklinen on their own beds. If she may appreciate a more grown-up gift, this is a good one. Read our full review of Brooklinen sheets here.  Hanging glass terrariums for their room Amazon A living green thing is nice in any space, especially in the form of a pretty hanging terrarium like this. The set includes three types: a water drop, diamond, and triangle shape. Plus, you can help with hanging them in their room.  A projector the size of a soda can Amazon Anker's Nebula Capsule is tiny but mighty. It's the size of a soda can, weighs only one pound, and has a quiet and continuous playtime of four hours. It'll take movie nights up a notch, and it travels easily. Read our full review of the Anker Nebula Capsule here. A hair towel that cuts down on drying time Aquis This hair towel can cut in half the amount of time it takes for hair to dry. It also helps protect hair during its weakened state while wet. If they've ever fought frizzy hair, this and a silk pillowcase are especially thoughtful gifts.  Wireless headphones with up to 40 hours of battery life Beats Beats Solo3 headphones are good for zoning out to music, studying, and blocking out the noise on family road trips. They have good sound, up to 40 hours of battery life, and five minutes of charging equals three hours of playback. Read our full review of the Beats Solo3 headphones here.  A fluffy, eco-friendly comforter Buffy Buffy is an eco-friendly startup that makes fluffy, cruelty-free comforters. The Cloud is made from a cool-to-the-touch eucalyptus fabric that's even softer than cotton, and the comforter is made from 50 recycled bottles.Read our full review of the Buffy comforter here. A streaming media player Amazon Bringing smart skills and the experience of Apple TV+, Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, The Roku Channel, HBO, Showtime, Google Play, and cable alternatives like Hulu with Live TV and more to their TV is an especially useful gift they'll never tire of.  Read our full review of the Roku Express here. String lights with clips for pictures Amazon Perfect for creating the archetypal teen room that's most often seen in Netflix movies and old Taylor Swift music videos, these photo-clip string lights use warm light to illuminate Polaroids or other memorabilia.  An audiobook membership Amazon If they love to read, or you're trying to get them to love to read, a gift subscription to Audible is a great idea. They'll get three free titles for each month they're a member (one audiobook and two Audible Originals), and 30% off any additional audiobooks they buy. They can listen and read anywhere and anytime using the free app. Read our full review of Audible here.  More than 40 satin scrunchies Amazon Scrunchies are having a moment. If you want to get something particularly on-trend, you may want to look into gifting a few. This set comes with a whopping 46 colors in satin that won't leave kinks in their hair. A useful portable charger Amazon Anyone with a phone can see the convenience of an external battery, and this one happens to be our pick for the best portable charger iPhone users can buy. Beyond convenience, it's also great for when it's safe to travel with friends again. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 30th, 2021

44 sentimental gifts that"ll make anyone feel loved, from a family cookbook heirloom to an astrological birth chart

Thoughtful mementos are a way to show someone they're valued and loved. Here are 44 sentimental gifts to make them feel extra special. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Birthdate co. For those feeling extra softhearted this year, we put together a list of sentimental gift ideas. From personalized gifts to meaningful flowers, you're sure to find inspiration for anyone. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. If you always give generic gifts, select something off a wishlist, or just send a gift card, you're not alone. It can be difficult to think beyond the practical to select items that will delight and surprise your giftee. If you're looking to truly impress your loved ones, you'll want to choose gifts that are custom, unique, and thoughtful. You can convey just how much you care by referencing fun memories, inside jokes, and hidden interests.We've compiled 44 sentimental gifts, which include a flower subscription, a customized puzzle, a personalized photo book, and more. Each of these gifts are sure to make your giftee feel special and remind them of loving memories and events. If you're looking for more gift ideas, be sure to check out all of our gift guides here.Below are 44 sentimental gift ideas:A personalized gift boxGreetablPersonalized Gift Box, available at Greetabl, from $19Let them know you're thinking of them with a cute custom gift box from Greetabl. Choose to a mini gift like caramels or chocolates, a gift card, and add a note and photos to be delivered to their door. A monogrammed vegan leather passport coverMark and GrahamFillmore Vegan Leather Passport Case, available at Mark and Graham, $39 ($12.50 monogram fee)For the giftee who loves to travel, a passport cover is a great gift. You can have their initials monogrammed onto the cover to add a thoughtful and special touch to the gift. A name bracelet with handwritten letteringEtsyHandwriting Bracelet, available at Etsy, $37A custom piece of jewelry is already a thoughtful gift but this handwritten bracelet from Etsy goes the extra mile. Surprise your gift recipient with a gold, sterling silver, or rose gold bracelet with words on it written in yours or a loved-ones' handwriting. A family cookbook to pass downUncommon GoodsMy Family Cookbook, available at Uncommon Goods, $30The My Family Cookbook is a sweet gift that will keep on giving. After having various family members add recipes, the book can become an heirloom gift that gets passed down to generations. A personalized children's bookAmazonGoodnight Little Me Personalized Book, available at Amazon, $39.99The Goodnight Little Me book is a sweet gift for new parents or your favorite kids. This custom bedtime book can be personalized with any child's name and includes gorgeous illustrations from the designer of the Harry Potter series' US covers. Check out our guide to the best gifts for new parents for more gift-giving ideas. A mug with handwritten wordsLittle Gem Girl/EtsyLoved Ones Handwriting Coffee Mug, available at Etsy, $29A mug with a meaningful message is a tender gift for people who may have lost a loved one or who live far away. You can customize this mug with any words you want, printed in your handwriting or someone else's.A floral paint-by-numbers kitUncommon GoodsBirth Month Flower Paint-by-Number Kit, available at Uncommon Goods, $30Inspired by the birth month of your gift recipient, this paint-by-numbers kit is a gift and a fun activity rolled into the one. The kit lets them create a painting of the flowers for their respective birth month, along with an explanation of the characteristics of each month and flower. For example, October is a marigold that represents optimism and positive energy.A monogrammed notebookPapierScallop Spine Notebook, available at Papier, $26.99Whether they love making lists or jotting down new ideas, every writer needs a durable, trusted notebook to store their notes and stories. These unique notebooks can be customized with a monogram and lined, dotted, or plain pages. The notebooks come in solid colors and several fun designs, including the brands The Pahari, Constellation, and Colourblock styles.A set of low-maintenance plantsThe SillPlant Parent Set, available at The Sill, from $48Add some greenery into their space with this set of easy-to-care-for plants from The Sill. Choose from sets of three to seven plants that change seasonally.A fresh flower subscriptionFresh SendsThe Send Bouquet, available at Fresh Sends, from $55Instead of gifting flowers solely during holidays and special occasions, send them beautiful arrangements on a more consistent basis with a subscription from Fresh Sends. Choose from three delivery frequencies and two size options for a unique bouquet every time.A calendar full of cherished personal photosArtifact UprisingPersonalized Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar, available at Artifact Uprising, from $35Photos of loved ones are an instant source of joy. Structuring your daily life around them with a calendar is a great way to fill each day with more gratitude and happiness. Artifact Uprising's desktop calendar is sustainably made from reclaimed wood and fully customizable. You can also choose the calendar's starting month, so you don't have to wait for a new year to create one.A book for your favorite astrology loverBirthdate Co.The Birthdate Book, available at Birthdate Co., $115If they know their sun, moon, and rising sign, this made-to-order astrology book will make the perfect gift. Provide their birthday and time of birth, and the company will create a 70-page book with information and insights customized from their birth chart.One Insider Reviews writer said the book felt extremely personalized, and no two books are the same.A cube of conversation-starting prompt cardsUncommon GoodsTable Topics cards, available at Uncommon Goods, $25Never experience another boring dinner again with these cards from Table Topics. Each cube comes with 135 thought-provoking topic cards to help keep your meals and relationships interesting.With six themed options ranging from card sets for families, couples, and friends, you'll give them the chance to get to know everyone in their life a little better.A customized puzzleEtsyCustomizable photo puzzle, available at Etsy, $31.49Help them stay entertained by gifting them a customized puzzle of their favorite picture. This puzzle also comes with a customized box, making this gift even more special. Choose from any image to commemorate a special event, remember a great vacation, or show love to their favorite pet.A video montage of and from their loved onesMontageA video montage of their loved ones, available at Montage, from $29Ask their friends and family to record and upload videos to be automatically compiled, scored, and delivered for a thoughtful present that's sure to bring on happy tears.An astrology necklaceMejuriA necklace with their zodiac symbol, available at Mejuri, from $75If they're into astrology, get them their zodiac sign in gold. Mejuri offers all signs in its Zodiac Collection in gold vermeil, sterling silver, and 14k yellow gold.A set of socks with their pet's face printed on themTribe SocksCustom Socks with Your Pet's Face, available at Tribe Socks, $24For dog- or cat-lovers, a pair of custom socks with their pet printed on them is a lighthearted but thoughtful gift. For more inspiration for pet-themed gifts, take a look at our guide to the best gifts for dog owners.A custom night sky star map to commemorate a birth, anniversary, or any other dayStarry MapsCustom star map print, available at Starry Maps, from $55Commemorate any special night of their (or your) life by getting it printed on museum-quality 200gsm Matte paper or on canvas.An e-gift card to GoldbellyGoldbellyAn e-gift card, available at Goldbelly, from $25Whether you spend most of your time together trying out different recipes — or they're often treating you to a delicious meal — you may want to turn your gift into a thoughtful, shared experience. Wherever they are in this big old world, they can call in any comforting favorite they please from Goldbelly.A bottle of bourbon as unique as they areReservebarJefferson's Ocean: Aged At Sea Bourbon, available at Reservebar, $79If they're bourbon drinkers, nautical lovers, or both, they might just cherish this forever.An Airbnb gift cardYou could take a coffee masterclass with a national judge in Mexico via Airbnb Online Experiences.AirbnbAn Airbnb Gift Card toward the experience of their dreams, available at Airbnb, from $50Travel might not be an option right now, but Airbnb is currently offering Online Experiences held by instructors from around the world. Treat them to a coffee master class, history lesson, or even a dance class. And in the meantime, they can daydream about their next far-flung adventure or cozy staycation. A custom map posterGrafomapCustom map poster, available at Grafomap, from $49Grafomap is a website that lets you design posters with maps of any place in the world — including their hometown, college town, or favorite travel destination. A personalized photo bookSnapfish/Business InsiderPersonalized Snapfish photo book, available at Snapfish, from $12.99Convert their pile of photos and favorite mementos into one glossy book they can showcase around the home for a cohesive, beautiful keepsake. Expertly framed memoriesFramebridgeFramed photo, available at Framebridge, from $25Framebridge gift card, available at Framebridge, from $25Framebridge makes custom framing for not-custom-framing prices. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed, or have them print and frame it. You can take advantage of a team of designers to help decide what frame to get.An engraved timepieceUncommon GoodsPersonalized watch, available at Timex, from $75If you're looking for subtle and impactful, engraving a watch is a classic for a reason. They can keep it forever, wear it every day, and know how much personal significance it has without always answering questions from onlookers. It's functional, thoughtful, and timeless.A custom-made comic book telling your shared storyEtsyCustom comic book, available at Etsy, from $433.88If you have the means, few comic book nerds would turn down owning a detailed, beautifully designed comic book featuring them as the lead character or superhero or a comic book version of the story of how they met their partner.Purchase the comic, email the makers telling them the story, and send photos of the characters and event setting to make sure everything looks right. You'll see a rough draft, send back any edits you have, and they'll complete the final copy. Opt for a digital print (emailed) or get it sent to you as a canvas print.A personalized letter necklaceAUrateMini Letter Charm Pendant with White Diamonds, available at AUrate, $560AUrate offers engravings and personalized jewelry, like this necklace with a mini letter charm. Pick a letter and select from 14-karat or 18-karat white, yellow, or rose gold. Learn more about online startups making sustainable, relatively affordable fine jewelry here.A framed quoteMintedPersonalized custom quotes, available at Minted, from $38Frame one of their favorite quotes, lyrics, or sayings and customize everything from font color to matting to make it theirs.A family portrait that includes petsHappyMomentsArts/Etsy/Business InsiderCustom family portrait, available at Etsy, from $15A perfect gift for a couple or a family, you can get a digital download of a custom family portrait that includes their furry roommates.A custom pet portraitCanvasPopCustom pet portrait, available at CanvasPop, from $89If they love their pet more than pretty much anything in the world, a Pet Portrait immortalizing them is a uniquely thoughtful gesture — and decor they're unlikely to have already. You can also get them a custom painting (from $250) if that's more their style or a framed print (from $35.55) of them with their pet.A cute set of mugsUncommon GoodsPersonalized family mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, from $30Turn your family or friends or a newly engaged couple into characters that actually look like them. One side features the artists' depiction of them (personalized through your choices of skin tone, hair, and clothing color) and the mug owner's first name, while the other displays your family name and year established — for friends, this could be the year you met. Turn meaningful audio into artEtsySoundwave art print, available at Etsy, from $70Send in a song and artist or email an audio file of you or a loved one speaking, and this Etsy shop will turn it into personalized sound-wave art. This gift is particularly thoughtful for long-distance relationships or for commemorating a loved one.Long-distance touch lampsUncommon GoodsSet of two Filimin Long-Distance Touch Lamps, available at Uncommon Goods, from $85Everyone is busy these days, and it's not as easy to keep up with loved ones as we all wish. A set of paired lamps, one of which lights up when the other is touched, lets them know you're still thinking of them even when you don't have time to talk. One Insider Reviews editor uses them to keep in touch with her parents.Brightly embroidered pillows of their favorite stateUncommon GoodsHand Embroidered State Pillows, available at Uncommon Goods, $225Bring their favorite state to them with detailed and brightly embroidered pillows that pay homage to each state's cities and cultural touchpoints. A photo print of an important life momentUncommon GoodsIntersection of Love Frame, available at Uncommon Goods, from $75Commemorate the moment their paths first crossed in a sophisticated, unique design.Personalized wine labelsTopBananaPrints/Etsy/Business InsiderCustom wine labels, available at Etsy, from $4.47Celebrate a loved one's birthday, achievements, or new life stages such as a marriage with a bottle of wine and a thoughtful, personalized label they'll want to keep. The blueprint of a beloved ski resortUncommon GoodsSki resort blueprints, available at Uncommon Goods, from $75Whether they grew up on the slopes or drag friends and family along as adults, skiers can take their favorite slopes home with them with this blueprint-inspired art. Featuring iconic ski resorts such as Park City, Vail, and Breckenridge, each officially licensed print is created with a vintage, distressed finish and contains detailed historical and statistical facts about the area.A bound book of love letters, curated from A-ZUncommon GoodsHow Do I Love Thee From A-Z, available at Uncommon Goods, $20Follow 26 prompts laid out in old-school typewriter font to leave your loved one with a bound book of love letters they can keep forever. It's the perfect spot for recording your favorite romantic moments, memories, inside jokes, and all the tiny and enormous reasons why you love them. A poster of you and a loved one styled as your favorite drinksoflifeandlemons/Etsy/Business InsiderPersonalized drinks print, available at Etsy, $22.95Whether you're turning a best friend or a lifelong partner into a cocktail avatar, the quirky Personalized Drinks Print is a sweet and fun approach to sentimental gifting. A portable printerTargetPolaroid Hi-Print Printer, available at Target, $99.99Polaroid's Wireless Mini Printer prints mini photos from your phone or tablet using a WiFi connection. It's small enough to stow in a purse for travel, and there are customizable features like stickers, filters, and borders to edit photos within the Polaroid app. A reel viewer filled with snapshots of old memoriesUncommon Goods/Business InsiderCreate your own reel viewer, available at Uncommon Goods, from $14.95As a kid, flipping through a reel viewer was one of life's greatest joys. Just because they're all grown up doesn't mean they won't like playing with the gadget. Fill the reel with snapshots of their most cherished memories (use the redemption code included with your viewer) for a gift that'll flood them with all sorts of nostalgia.A custom watercolor of their wedding venueJustArtinAround/EtsyCustom watercolor wedding venue illustration, available at Etsy, from $35.99For a deeply thoughtful gift for newlyweds, commission a custom watercolor of their wedding venue or location. All you'll have to do is send the artist a photo of the location, the couple's first and last names, and the wedding date. A candle that smells like homeUncommon GoodsHomesick Candles, available at Uncommon Goods, from $34It's hard to put a finger on just what makes home smell like home, but a whiff of a Homesick candle will transport them there with its nostalgia-inducing scents. Uniquely specific scents are made to capture the ethos of states and cities or memories like road trips, backyard BBQs, and cooking in Grandma's kitchen.If they're far from home, this affordable candle is a small but meaningful gesture that can bring them just a little closer. A cutting board that memorializes a meaningful recipeUncommon GoodsFamily Recipe Cutting Board, available at Uncommon Goods, $100There's something about family recipes that make them taste even better. This cutting board offers a unique way to preserve those special favorites. Ingredients and directions are engraved on solid cherry wood and can even be etched in the recipe writer's handwriting. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytDec 3rd, 2021

The 13 best places to buy furniture online, for every style and every budget

Whether you need a sturdy sofa or elegant dining table, here are the best furniture stores for all styles and budgets. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Pottery Barn Plenty of furniture stores offer online shopping. With so many options, we rounded up a list of the best furniture stores for a range of shoppers. Some of our picks include Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Ballard Designs, One Kings Lane, and more. Shopping for furniture can be difficult. With possible shipping delays, shortages, and other factors, it's not always easy to find furniture you love. Whether you're looking for a couch or desk, you'll find lots of options at well-known furniture stores like Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel. But there are also some other stores you may be less familiar with. One Kings Lane, AllModern, and Kaiyo are all great options for furniture stores that you might not think of right away.Here are the best furniture stores in 2021Target Urban OutfittersWayfair Grandin RoadWorld MarketAllModernKaiyoOne Kings LanePottery BarnCrate & BarrelBallard DesignsDear Keaton Serena and LilyTargetTargetTypical price range: $100 to $5,000Best for: Affordable furnitureDesign service: NoShipping costs: Free for orders over $35Experiencing shipping delays: Shipping delays reportedAverage shipping time: 3 to 5 business daysWhite glove delivery: Yes, $40 up to $200 depending on weightIn-store pickup: YesReturn policy: Return within 90 daysRestocking/return fees: NoneFinancing options: Affirm, Sezzle, PayPalShop furniture at Target.Target is the one-stop-shop for everything you need from groceries to household items. The retail giant has affordable prices in most categories of items sold, including furniture. Target often does furniture and home decor collaborations with Jungalow, Studio McGee, and Magnolia offering some of the trendiest and stylish designs for your home. Target has a solid selection of seating, side tables, dining tables, desks, and more. Although Target doesn't have design services, if you shop from the collaborations, you'll be able to find furniture and home decor that match, as well as style idea posts for more inspiration. Plus, if you need to return furniture or don't want to deal with shipping fees, Target has in-store pick up and returns for furniture items. Worth looking at:Opalhouse designed with Jungalow Siena Upholstered Anywhere Chair$220.00 FROM TARGETThreshold designed with Studio McGee Thousand Oaks Wood Scalloped TV Stand$400.00 FROM TARGETProject 62 Astrid Mid-Century Round Dining Table with Fixed Top$250.00 FROM TARGETUrban OutfittersUrban OutfittersTypical price range: $150 to $2,300Best for: Young adults, college studentsDesign service: NoShipping costs: $100 flat rateExperiencing shipping delays: Possible shipping delays reportedAverage shipping time: 2 to 4 weeksWhite glove delivery: NoIn-store pickup: YesReturn policy: Return within 30 days, cannot return items in-storeRestocking/return fees: NoneFinancing options: AfterPayShop furniture at Urban Outfitters.Urban Outfitters is better known as a trendy clothing retailer for teens and young adults. However, the company has a lesser-known online furniture collection that is mid-priced and offers a huge selection of stylish furniture. Whether you're furnishing a dorm, apartment, or new house, the furniture collection at Urban Outfitters has a variety of furniture for every room in your home. From art deco to boho chic, there are many pieces of unique furniture for under $1,000 at Urban Outfitters. Worth looking at:Urban Outfitters Castella Chair$499.00 FROM URBAN OUTFITTERSUrban Outfitters Isobel Storage Console$729.00 FROM URBAN OUTFITTERSUrban Outfitters Ophelia Side Table$159.00 FROM URBAN OUTFITTERSWayfairWayfairTypical price range: $150 to $10,000+Best for: College students, furnishing a new houseDesign services: NoShipping costs: $5 for orders un $35, free shipping over $35Experiencing shipping delays: Possible delays on bigger furniture itemsAverage shipping time: 8 business daysIn-store pickup: Online only White glove delivery: Yes, price varies by furniture sizeReturn policy: Return within 30 days Restocking/return fees: Return fee will be deducted from refund and depends on where you liveFinancing options: Affirm, Citizens Pay, Fortiva Retail Credit, Acima, KatapultShop furniture at Wayfair.Wayfair is an affordable way to shop for furniture online and have it delivered to your doorstep. Prices for furniture vary by size, but in general Wayfair has a massive selection of furniture to choose from that won't break the bank. Since Wayfair doesn't manufacture furniture itself, it sells furniture from tons of different suppliers. Although Wayfair vets its suppliers, the quality of furniture can vary, so it's important to do your research and read reviews on items you're considering. A lot of the furniture comes disassembled, so you will likely need to do some light labor to get certain furniture items put together. Furniture that needs assembly comes with hardware so you don't need to worry about screws and bolts.Wayfair is ideal for younger people like college students who can't afford expensive items but still want good quality furniture. Worth looking at:Andover Mills Newt Low Profile Platform Bed$225.99 FROM WAYFAIRGeorge Oliver Bryoni 3 Legs End Table$81.99 FROM WAYFAIREtta Avenue Bram 4 - Person Dining Set$509.99 FROM WAYFAIROriginally $599.99 | Save 15%Grandin RoadGrandin RoadTypical price range: $150 to $2,000Best for: Dining room and living room seating, seasonal decorDesign service: NoShipping costs: $10 to $80 or 8% of the total purchase for orders $1,000 and overExperiencing shipping delays: No shipping delays reportedAverage shipping time: 3 to 7 business daysWhite glove delivery: Yes, minimum $199 feeIn-store pickup: NoReturn policy: Return within 90 daysRestocking/return fees: Shipping will not be refunded, return fee of $100 or 10% of the purchase price for white-glove delivered returnsFinancing options: Only with a Grandin Road credit cardShop furniture at Grandin Road.Grandin Road is well-known for having a solid selection of seasonal and holiday home decor, but the company also sells quality, affordable indoor and outdoor furniture.If you've been on the hunt for seating, especially dining or living room chairs, then Grandin Road is the place for you. You can find many different styles, with many options for under $400. Grandin Road doesn't have a huge selection of sofas, but it does offer many choices for chairs, bar stools, ottomans, and benches. You should take a look at the sale section of Grandin Road as it's usually well-stocked with good furniture deals. Worth looking at:Grandin Road Julien Bar & Counter Stool$109.00 FROM GRANDIN ROADGrandin Road Valencia Side Chair, Set of Two$269.10 FROM GRANDIN ROADGrandin Road Phoebe Swivel Chair (Velvet)$404.10 FROM GRANDIN ROADWorld MarketWorld MarketTypical price range: $200 to $3,000Best for: Accent furniture, mid century modern furniture Design service: NoShipping costs: $5 to $60, 10% of purchase price for orders over $600Experiencing shipping delays: None reportedAverage shipping time: 7 to 14 business daysWhite glove delivery: NoIn-store pickup: YesReturn policy: Return within 30 days Restocking/return fees: Shipping non-refundable Financing options: AfterPayShop furniture at World Market.World Market not only has some of the best home decor at affordable prices, but the retail giant also sells an impressive selection of chic and trendy furniture as well. Prices of the furniture pieces vary, but in general, the items are budget-friendly. One of World Market's best categories for furniture are its selection of accent and task chairs for your bedroom or living room. The chairs come in all sorts of styles, colors, and materials. If you've been in the market for an accent chair, World Market is the place to go. Other great selections of furniture at World Market include its mid-century modern collection or farmhouse collection.Worth looking at:World Market Tyley Upholstered Chair$249.99 FROM WORLD MARKETWorld Market Wide Natural Rattan Nylah Bookshelf$279.99 FROM WORLD MARKETWorld Market Wood and Metal Multi Level Coffee Table$279.99 FROM WORLD MARKETAllModernAllModernTypical price range: $200 to $8,600Best for: Modern, mid-century modern furniture Design service: NoShipping costs: Free for order $35 and overExperiencing shipping delays: None reportedAverage shipping time: 1 to 2 weeks, each item lists estimated delivery time, larger items may take longerWhite glove delivery: Yes, $120In-store pickup: NoReturn policy: Within 30 daysRestocking/return fees: Must pay for your own shippingFinancing options: Affirm, Citizens Pay, Fortiva Retail Credit, Acima, KatapultShop furniture at AllModern.AllModern is an affordable furniture company that is operated by its parent company, Wayfair. Although owned by Wayfair, AllModern has a more curated selection. Minimalist, modern farmhouse, mid-century modern, and Scandinavian are just a few of the styles of furniture that AllModern carries. AllModern offers convenience and affordability, with free shipping over $35.There have not been any reports of delayed shipping, likely due to the fact that each item shows an estimated delivery time before you even put it in your cart. This transparency will give you an idea of when you can expect an item to arrive. Due to the site's popularity, items can quickly go out of stock. Worth looking at:AllModern Kaitlin 89'' Sofa$1180.00 FROM ALLMODERNOriginally $1497.00 | Save 21%AllModern Boynton Bed$535.00 FROM ALLMODERNOriginally $918.00 | Save 42%AllModern Aramis Writing Desk$280.00 FROM ALLMODERNKaiyoKaiyoTypical price range: $200 to $10,000+Best for: Pre-loved furniture, vintage furnitureDesign service: NoShipping costs: $149 and up Experiencing shipping delays: No shipping delays reportedAverage shipping time: 2 to 6 weeks White glove delivery: Only for those who live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or PennsylvaniaIn-store pickup: Warehouse pick up in North Bergen, New Jersey or Hyattsville, MarylandReturn policy: Must inspect item when it arrives and you can reject the delivery for a returnRestocking/return fees: $40 return fee if item is rejected through shipping, $20 return fee from warehouse pick up Financing options: NoneShop furniture at Kaiyo.For those looking for an environmentally friendly way to shop or sell furniture, Kaiyo is an excellent option. The furniture retailer will review, inspect, and clean incoming used furniture to sell online. You can order for delivery or pick up in one of the warehouses in New Jersey or Maryland. Since Kaiyo sources all kinds of furniture, you can find a range of brands and styles. We saw Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn, West Elm, and hundreds of other high-quality furniture manufacturers. Besides keeping furniture out of landfills, one of the best perks is that you can get items that are gently used for discounted prices. One thing to note is that shipping can get expensive if you don't live in the New York City metropolitan area. To ship a $400 table to Seattle, it would have been $600 just for shipping. Worth looking at:Ballard Designs Tailored Storage Ottoman$227.00 FROM KAIYOOriginally $799.00 | Save 72%Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Dining Table$619.00 FROM KAIYO$1099.00 FROM WEST ELMArticle Burrard Loveseat$745.00 FROM KAIYOOriginally $1299.00 | Save 43%One Kings LaneOne Kings LaneTypical price range: $300 to $10,000+Best for: High-end eclectic and modern furniture Design services: Yes, $295 to $995Shipping costs: Free unless order is big or bulky. Orders $300 to $3,000 cost 10% of purchase, orders over $3,000 cost 5% of the purchase priceExperiencing shipping delays: Listings have estimated shipping times which are several months outAverage shipping time: Several weeks to months depending on itemWhite glove delivery: Yes, $249-$349In-store pickup: NoReturn policy: Returnable within 30 days of purchase or deliveryRestocking/return fees: 15% return fee and $300 return fee for white-glove delivered itemsFinancing options: NoneShop furniture at One Kings Lane.One Kings Lane is an excellent choice for luxury furniture. Although at the top tier of our pricing guide, One Kings Lane has beautiful, eye-catching furniture in a variety of styles. We even found a good amount of pieces below $1,000, though many are above. Looking for vintage and eclectic furniture? One Kings Lane has a solid selection of one-of-a-kind furniture and designs. For more modern furniture, you can likely find the style you're looking for as well. The high-end furniture store only sells online with an appointment-only showroom in New York. Something to note is that it may be hard to judge colors and materials with the only option to order online. Worth looking at:One Kings Lane Larkspur Console$1395.00 FROM ONE KINGS LANEOne Kings Lane Capri Sofa$2795.00 FROM ONE KINGS LANEOne Kings Lane Capello Dresser$429.50 FROM ONE KINGS LANE Originally $575.00 | Save 25%Pottery BarnPottery BarnTypical price range: $300 to $10,000+Best for: Living room seating, kids furniture, those with sustainability in mind Design services: Yes, freeShipping costs: 10% of the total cost of purchases $200 and over, surcharge may be added for bigger items Experiencing shipping delays: Some customers are experiencing delays with furniture Average shipping time: 7 to 10 business daysWhite glove delivery: Yes, $149-$249 In-store pickup: YesReturn policy: Return within 30 days of receiving or purchasing an item, custom furniture is non-returnableRestocking/return fees: NoneFinancing options: Affirm, Key Rewards credit cardShop furniture at Pottery Barn.Pottery Barn is another staple furniture store that offers in-store and online shopping for high-quality pieces. While Pottery Barn is still on the more expensive end of the price spectrum, it has a lot of solid pieces of furniture for under $1,000. Pottery Barn is known for having exceptional seating, including couches, chairs, and loveseats. While it won't be the cheapest place to buy a couch, it's less expensive than some of the other furniture competitors. Plus, Pottery Barn tags furniture that is Fair Trade or sustainably sourced for the environmentally conscious shoppers.In addition to the huge selection of modern furniture featured at Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids is one of the best places to shop for children and teens' rooms. PB Kids has cute decor as well. With services like free interior designing and white glove delivery, Pottery Barn is one of the best places to shop for furniture. Worth looking at:Pottery Barn Edison Daybed Sleeper$599.00 FROM POTTERY BARNPottery Barn Garby Metal Nightstand, Set of 2$299.00 FROM POTTERY BARNPottery Barn Kids Sloan Bookrack$249.00 FROM POTTERY BARN KIDSCrate & BarrelCrate & BarrelTypical price range: $300 to $10,000+Best for: customizable furniture, those looking for a variety of materials to choose from Design services: Yes, freeShipping costs: Orders $220 or more will cost 10% of the total furniture price for standard shippingExperiencing shipping delays: Delays for custom and non-custom furnitureAverage shipping time: 3 to 5 business days without delaysWhite glove delivery: Yes, $79 to $299In-store pickup: YesReturn policy: Must contact Crate & Barrel within 7 days of purchase or delivery and the furniture must be returned within 30 days in-store. No returns for custom furniture. Restocking/return fees: Financing options: Only with a Crate & Barrel credit cardShop furniture at Crate & Barrel.Crate & Barrel is one of the most well-known furniture stores in the US. The high-end furniture store offers a huge selection of furniture from rugs to sectionals. Crate & Barrel has an impressive selection of custom furniture. You can choose from a library of materials, colors, and fabrics, making it a great place to shop for custom furniture.Quality furniture comes with a high price tag, and Crate & Barrel is no exception. While you can usually find home decor and kitchenware for under $100, you'll be hard pressed to find any furniture in the lower hundreds. If you have a larger budget for furniture, Crate & Barrel is an excellent place to start designing a space. There are free design services offered, and you can book a one-on-one appointment with a Crate & Barrel Design Pro. If you're looking to furnish a space, be sure to take into account current shipping delays with furniture, especially custom pieces. Worth looking at:Crate & Barrel Miro Glass Coffee Table with Black Wood Base$499.00 FROM CRATE & BARRELCrate & Barrel Wells Sofa with Natural Leg Finish$1599.00 FROM CRATE & BARRELCrate & Barrel Libby Accent Chair$499.00 FROM CRATE & BARRELBallard DesignsBallard DesignsTypical price range: $500 to $10,000+Best for: European-style furniture, solid wood materials Design service: Yes, freeShipping costs: $200 and under will be 15% of the purchase, orders over $200 will be 10% of the purchaseExperiencing shipping delays: Delays have been reportedAverage shipping time: 3 to 7 business daysWhite glove delivery: Yes, $35In-store pickup: NoReturn policy: Return or exchange within 90 daysRestocking/return fees: Depending on the size returns are free or a $9 shipping feeFinancing options: Only through the Ballard Designs credit cardShop furniture at Ballard Designs.Ballard Designs has a huge selection of high-end furniture that will transport you to the French countryside. The European-inspired furniture company is known for its eclectic and unique collections with pieces made of quality materials including solid wood. This kind of furniture comes with a high price tag, but Ballard Designs offers a variety of services to make it worth your money and time. With complimentary design services, you can work with an interior designer to get the style you want for any room in your home. There have been consistent shipping delays, so be sure to look at stock shipping estimates before you check out. Ballard Designs also has a generous return policy of 90 days. Worth looking at:Ballard Designs Brunello Dining Table$1439.10 FROM BALLARD DESIGNSOriginally $1599.00 | Save 10%Ballard Designs Grace 2 Drawer Open Shelf Side Table$639.20 FROM BALLARD DESIGNSOriginally $799.00 | Save 20%Ballard Designs Montrose Live Edge Bar with Stools$1793.99 FROM BALLARD DESIGNSOriginally $3499.00 | Save 49%Dear KeatonDear KeatonTypical price range: $800 to $6,600Best for: Resort-style, globally inspired furnitureDesign service: NoShipping costs: $9 to $25, or 10% of the purchase for orders over $250Experiencing shipping delays: None reportedAverage shipping time: 2 to 4 weeks, white-glove delivery 4 to 6 weeksWhite glove delivery: YesIn-store pickup: NoReturn policy: Return within 14 daysRestocking/return fees: 20% restocking feeFinancing options: NoneShop furniture at Dear Keaton.Dear Keaton is branded as a "resort-living" furniture retailer, and the furniture pieces will remind you of sand, surf, and tropical weather. Wicker and rattan are common materials. In addition to indoor furniture, Dear Keaton sells a solid selection of outdoor furniture to match your indoor look. The home decor section is also full of chic accessories and accent pieces for your relaxed resort style.Dear Keaton is on the higher end of the price spectrum, and most of the larger furniture pieces have an additional fee for shipping and handling. Worth looking at:Dear Keaton Sadara Club Chair$1496.00 FROM DEAR KEATONDear Keaton Castara Cane Bed$1299.00 FROM DEAR KEATONDear Keaton Chatham Dining Table$2792.00 FROM DEAR KEATONSerena & LilySerena and LilyTypical price range: $800 to $10,000+Best for: Coastal, light and bright-colored furniture Design service: Yes, freeShipping costs: $10 to $229 or 6% of the total purchase if the order is over $4,000Experiencing shipping delays: Delays have been reported around the holidaysAverage shipping time: 7 to 10 businesses days, 2 to 4 weeks for white glove deliveryWhite glove delivery: Yes, price varies In-store pickup: NoReturn policy: Return within 30 days of deliveryRestocking/return fees: $15 return shipping fee, white-glove delivered items will be charged a 15% return feeFinancing options: AffirmShop furniture at Serena & Lily.Serena & Lily is a luxury online furniture store that features coastal pieces for your home. Blue, white, light grey, and wood or natural colors are prominent tones. A mix of nautical and boho-chic styles, the furniture retailer specializes in everything from bed frames to dining tables. If you're not sure what you're looking for, Serena & Lily has complimentary design services to help guide you through furnishing or decorating your home. Serena & Lily notes on its website that, especially around the holidays, customers should expect shipping times to be longer than usual. Worth looking at:Serena & Lily Del Rey Bed (Queen)$2998.00 FROM SERENA & LILYSerena & Lily Driftway Console$1798.00 FROM SERENA & LILYOriginally $2298.00 | Save 22%Serena & Lily Sunwashed Riviera Dining Chair$248.00 FROM SERENA & LILYOriginally $298.00 | Save 17%Other great furniture guides to check outCrate & BarrelBest bed framesBest couches and sofasBest end tableBest desksBest online interior design serviceRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytDec 3rd, 2021

34 unique and thoughtful gifts your husband will love, from stylish clothes to the latest tech

From sweet treats to items that will get him a better night's rest, these 34 gifts tell your partner how much he means to you. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Inside this curated cocktail kit, he'll find all the top-shelf spirits and ingredients he needs to bring two creative cocktail recipes to life.Saloon Box Celebrate your partner with a gift that he'll love to keep around.  Our 34 gift ideas include blue-light glasses, delicious cakes and cookies, and lounge pants. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. The holidays are a great time to splurge on a gift for your husband or partner. Whether you're looking for a gift to supplement his hobbies or something you can enjoy together, we have a wide range of ideas that he's sure to love.Whether he has a sweet tooth or needs a better night's sleep, these 34 gifts tell your partner how much he means to you. And if you have kids, some of the gifts might even benefit the whole family. The 2021 holiday shopping season is feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Many manufacturers are experiencing supply-chain issues that limit their stock. Delays in shipping are also widespread. We recommend paying close attention to shipping times when ordering products to ensure they will arrive on time.Here are the best gifts for husbands in 2021A waterproof speakerJBLGift the JBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $49.95Portable Bluetooth speakers are ideal for rocking out on the go. The JBL Clip 3 is great because it's affordable and waterproof so he can listen to tunes or catch up on podcasts in the shower.For more great options, check out our guide to portable Bluetooth speakers.A high-quality electric razorBraunGift the Braun Series 7 (7085cc) Electric Razor, $149.94The Braun Series 7 is tops in our guide to the best electric razors for several reasons. It senses the thickness of his beard and automatically adjusts the power for a clean one-pass shave. The shaver has a 50-minute runtime, and it's waterproof for wet use.A GPS smartwatchJames Brains/InsiderGift the Garmin Forerunner 945 GPS Smartwatch, $599.99A good GPS fitness tracker is a must for anyone who runs outdoors. The Garmin Forerunner 945 is as good as it gets. The watch supports hundreds of apps, including Spotify, so he can stream music without having to lug around his phone. I like that I can enable the watch to send my location to my wife when I run. That way, if something happens, she can find me easily.If the 945 is out of your price range, consider one of these fitness tracker watches.A fashionable leather walletBellroyGift the Bellroy Apex Slim Sleeve Wallet, $129Bellroy's Apex Slim Sleeve isn't your dad's wallet. Made of eco-friendly leather, it fits folded bills and up to eight cards. A magnet keeps the sleeve closed. And, it features RFID protection to keep personal information safe. A snack box subscriptionTokyoTreatGift a 3-month TokyoTreat subscription, $106.50Who doesn't love snacks? If your husband is an adventurous eater, he'll love a TokyoTreat subscription. Each month, he receives 17 unique snacks from Japan, including fun KitKat flavors. Check out our guide for other snack subscription box ideas.Stylish, sustainable sneakersNothing NewGift a pair of Nothing New Sneakers, from $95What's better than giving the special eco-conscious guy in your life a stylish pair of shoes? Giving him shoes that are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. With a style similar to Chuck Taylor All-Stars, Nothing New sneakers come in several colors, and each pair saves 160 gallons of water and keeps 5.6 plastic bottles out of landfills.You can read our full review of Nothing New Sneakers here.Waterproof bone-conduction sport headphonesAmazonGift the AfterShokz Aeropex Bone Conduction Sport Headphones, $129.95Any active person who likes to bring their tunes or podcasts on workouts will tell you it's hard to find comfortable headphones. This is especially true if you have unique ears. Bone conduction headphones are fabulous because they don't depend on your ear shape to provide comfortable listening. A smart-home light starter kitPhilipsGift the Philips Hue White and Color LED Smart Button Starter Kit, $275.63One of the biggest gripes many dads have around the house is, "Who left the lights on?" If your partner has a similar commitment to the environment, thrift, and complaining, a smart light kit is the way to go. If the Philips Hue Starter Kit is out of your price range, check out our guide to the best smart light bulbs for more options.A wagyu steak gift boxBlack Hawk MeatsGift a box of American Wagyu steaks, from $49Wagyu steak is prized for its high fat content, which makes it melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The gift boxes from Black Hawk Farms offer an affordable way for the meat lover in your life to experience American Wagyu. Thanks to the extensive marbling, I like that even a cheaper cut of American Wagyu comes off the grill tender, juicy, and flavorful.A portable fire pit and grillBioLiteGift the BioLite FirePit+, $187.46If your husband enjoys camping and grilling, the BioLite FirePit+ is a must-have. It features a built-in fan that allows him to adjust the heat easily and control the smoke. It's our favorite outdoor fireplace and grill because it cooks efficiently, is easy to transport, and protects you from getting a faceful of smoke.A water bottle with a built-in purification systemAmazonGift the Grayl Ultralight Water Purifier [+ Filter] Bottle, $69.95If he's a traveler or adventurer, he'll appreciate this water purifier bottle that lets him access clean drinking water no matter where he is. It doesn't just filter out sediments and chemicals like chlorine; it gets rid of 99.9% of viruses, disease-causing bacteria, and more with a purifying filter that includes positively charged ions to cling into negatively charged pathogens and activated carbon to catch chemicals.   Silicone rings that look like the real thingEnso RingsGift the Enso Rings Classic Elements Silicone Ring, $39.99Silicone rings are great alternatives to metal wedding bands for anyone with an active lifestyle, even if it's just a weekly game of golf. The silicone won't get scratched or bent out of shape, and it's sweatproof and easily washable, too. Delicious cookies and truffle ballsMilk BarGift the Milk Bar Party of Two set that includes a 6-inch B'Day Cake and 12 B'Day Cake Truffles, $75If he lives every day like it's his birthday, he'll love digging into Milk Bar's B'Day Cake Truffles and 6-inch B'Day Cake. Items are packed securely and can be shipped nationwide. There's a $15 flat rate shipping on all orders.A Disney+ subscriptionAlyssa Powell/Business InsiderSubscribe to Disney+ for $79.99/yearDisney+ gives him unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox and costs $79.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ here.And if he needs some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.A convenient way for him to discover new productsBirchbox InstagramGift a Birchbox Grooming 3-Month Subscription Gift Card, $45If he doesn't have the time and energy to hunt down new skincare and hair-care products, hand him over to Birchbox. The service will send him five samples catered to his hair, skin, and personal style every month. Breathable, supportive golf socksBombasGift the Bombas Performance Golf Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $49.50Little details, like the mesh under-toe ventilation zone, will make him appreciate these performance socks specially designed to up his golf game. Would it be extreme to attribute his birdie to Bombas? A gift card from one of our favorite activewear brandsRhoneGift a Rhone Gift Card, from $20Rhone makes some of our favorite workout gear for both inside and outside of the gym. Plus, the e-gift card is immediately sent upon purchase, so there's no need to wait for shipping. A vinyl record subscriptionVNYL InstagramGift a Vnyl subscription, from $29Vnyl's curators look at his music tastes, member profile, and Spotify playlists to send three records he'll want to dive into immediately. The included handwritten note explaining the suggestions makes the experience feel more like he's stepped into a record store. A sleek portable charger for his laptop and phoneAmazonGift the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45W, $159.99 If he travels often, he's probably taking along all his tech — laptop, phone, e-reader, and more. All those gadgets have their own chargers, which can be frustrating to keep track of and take up space in his luggage, too. Anker's device can help him streamline and replace a few of the major chargers. It's a portable battery pack with enough power to charge a laptop and comes with a wall charger and USB-C to C cable so it can replace most, if not all, of his other cords and cables. Silky soft lounge pants that fit like a second skinTommy JohnGift a pair of Tommy John Lounge Pants, from $58The brand's beloved lounge pants are delightfully airy, stretchy, and soft. Matching underwear in a fun printMeUndies InstagramGift a matching set of MeUndies Matching Underwear, from $42Choose your favorite underwear cuts (over 15 options), then go on to the fun part. Find a print so the two of you can match. MeUndies offers solid colors, but we love the adventurous, cartoon-splashed prints more. The actual underwear is very comfortable and soft.A mini cast iron skilletField Company InstagramGift the Field #4 Cast Iron Skillet, $95The smallest version of Field Company's lightweight and smooth vintage-style cast iron is the perfect size for cooking small sides. Cookies that look like himEtsyGift the Custom Portrait Cookie Cutters from Etsy, from $30Having his likeness recreated on these delicious cookies is a gift he'll never forget. Make sure to take a side-by-side photo before he eats them all. A protective spray that keeps his shoes shiny and newAmazonGift the Jason Markk Repel Spray, $17If he loves shoes, he should have the right products to take care of his favorite footwear. This spray protects shoes from water and oil stains, and there are multiple people on our team who swear by it for every new pair of shoes they get. Creatively sentimental cufflinksLove LetterGift Uncommon Goods' Love Letter Cufflinks, from $80The tiny envelopes open up to reveal a small and thoughtful reminder. You can replace it and surprise him with your own sweet message, too.Vitamin-infused body washNecessaire InstagramGift the Necessaire Body Wash, $25Gender-neutral personal care brand Necessaire treats the body with clean, sustainable ingredients and vitamins. He'll love using the Eucalyptus or Sandalwood body washes to nourish his skin without stripping it of moisture. Glasses to reduce eye fatigueFelix Gray InstagramGift a pair of Felix Gray Sleep Glasses, from $145The blue light that comes off our screens affects sleep, so gift him these blue-light-blocking glasses. His eyes won't feel as tired or dry, and he might have an easier time drifting off to sleep. A framed photoMintedGift the Minted Best Dad Ever Frame, from $94.50You can never go wrong with a photo of the family framed by handcrafted wood or metal. The metallic foil gives it a special touch. Dress clothes that fit him perfectlySpier and MackayGift a Spier & MacKay Gift Card, from $50He can get custom-fit suits for surprisingly affordable prices from Canadian startup Spier & Mackay. Insider Reviews reporter Amir Ismael calls it the best choice "if you're having a treat-yourself moment or you need a shirt for a special occasion."A 15-pound weighted blanketJen Gushue/InsiderGift the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter, from $211.65This heavy weighted blanket will ease him to sleep after a long day, thanks to its comforting embrace. If this option doesn't feel quite right, check out our guide to the best weighted blankets.A new electric toothbrushQuipGift the Quip Electric Toothbrush, from $25With Quip's sleek metallic styles, this toothbrush is both a pretty and thoughtful gift. Because he'll always have a new brush head on the way via its subscription, you're also taking one more chore off his plate.A curated cocktail kitInside this curated cocktail kit, he'll find all the top-shelf spirits and ingredients he needs to bring two creative cocktail recipes to life.Saloon BoxGift a SaloonBox Cocktail Kit Box, $172.99Inside he'll find all the top-shelf spirits and ingredients he needs to bring two creative cocktail recipes to life. Rather than regret all the money spent on ingredients he'll only use once, he can refocus his energy to enjoying his boozy creation. A cool phone case and phone grip accessoryAmazonGift a Scooch Wingman Phone Case, $39.99It's a multi-talented force the likes of which the phone accessory world has never seen before — a grip, stand, car mount, and phone case, all in one convenient and sturdy package. Learn more about why we love it in our Scooch Wingman review.A staycationAirbnb/FacebookBook a unique online experience at Airbnb, price variesA staycation is a good excuse to get away from the kids for the weekend and reset, all while staying in your home. It'll help him appreciate a familiar place in a new light, and he'll return to his day-to-day with renewed energy and vigor. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 1st, 2021

21 brands that are giving back for Giving Tuesday, including Casper, Chewy, TOMS, and more

For Giving Tuesday, many businesses are donating to nonprofits when you make a purchase. Here are some of our favorite giving opportunities. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.LeesaGiving Tuesday combines two of Insider Reviews' biggest passions: shopping and helping others.After the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many companies are using Giving Tuesday to give back to their communities while still trying to rustle up more holiday shopping. While many companies make donations year-round, like Leesa donating a mattress for every 10 sold, we've decided to focus today on Giving Tuesday-specific opportunities.Below, we outline the Giving Tuesday campaigns from some of our favorite brands. Also, if they still have a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale going, we tell you about that too. Here are 21 brands giving back this Giving TuesdayCasperJames Brains/InsiderShop and give at CasperThis year, Casper is donating a sheet set to its non-profit partners for every mattress it sells for Giving Tuesday. This coincides with the brand's extended Black Friday sale, including up to 30% off mattresses. We like that the covers of Casper mattresses are made of recycled bottles, which is an eco-friendly touch that doesn't adversely affect the comfort of the bed.Learn more about Casper's initiative.ChewyChewyShop and give at ChewyChewy is one of our favorite places to shop for our pets. Today, the site will match every Wish List donation you make. Chewy has also extended its sales event and is offering up to 50% off toys, food, treats, and more.Learn more about Chewy's giving.AweAweShop and give at AweAwe makes fine jewelry that is beloved by celebrities like Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and more. It's particularly noted for its collection of pendants featuring goddesses from around the world. For Giving Tuesday, Awe is donating 100% of its sales to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI provides critical, life-saving mental health services to kids, teens, and adults. Learn more about Awe's giving.InstacartInstacartShop and give at InstacartIf you have the latest version of the Instacart app, you can donate one meal to a local or national nonprofit each time you place an order for grocery delivery. This offer is available through next Tuesday, December 7. The list of nonprofits includes Second Harvest Canada and Feeding America.Learn more about Instacart's giving.Hedley & BennettHedley & Bennett/InstagramShop and give at Hedley & BennettHedley & Bennett is known for its attractive aprons made of durable, breathable materials. Today, the company is donating 10% of proceeds to World Central Kitchen, a not-for-profit that provides meals in the wake of natural disasters. Learn more about Hedley & Bennett's initiative.Williams SonomaWilliams SonomaShop and give at Williams SonomaWilliams Sonoma's goal is to raise $1 million for its philanthropic partners this Giving Tuesday. Today only, the company will donate $5 to the nonprofit No Kid Hungry for every piece of cookware and select electric appliances sold. You can also save up to 50% off many products as part of the site's extended Cyber Monday sales.Learn more about Williams Sonoma's giving.Nappy Head ClubNappy Head ClubShop and give at Nappy Head ClubNappy Head Club donates all year-round to organizations that support Black Americans. But, a portion of today's sales will specifically support the National Black Food and Justice Alliance. Learn more about Nappy Head Club's giving.TOMSTOMSShop and give at TOMSTOMS employees are spending Giving Tuesday volunteering in their communities. And, as always, 1/3 of the company's profits support grassroots efforts, including promoting equity and inclusion. If you're interested in supporting TOMS by purchasing heels, sneakers, slippers, sandals, or other shoe products, you can take advantage of a 35% off sitewide sale.Learn more about TOMS' giving.Food52Food52Shop and give at Food52We've compiled a list of unique kitchenware and cooking tools from Food52 that would make great gifts. Giving Tuesday is the best time to shop for these products since Food52 is donating 5% of all sales to Feeding America. Plus, through December 20, 15% of sales of select Five Two products will go to Feeding America.Learn more about Food52's initiative.WolvenWolvenShop and give at WolvenWolven is a clothing brand that focuses on sustainability and celebrating differences. For Giving Tuesday, the company is donating 40% of its profits to its nonprofit partners, and it's offering 40% off sitewide on leggings, active tops, shorts, and more.Learn more about Wolven's giving.Tuft & NeedleTuft & NeedleShop and give at Tuft & NeedleTuft & Needle is partnering with One Tree Planted this week. For every purchase, it will plant a tree in areas affected by the Pacific Northwest wildfires. You can also get 30% off mattresses and 20% off other products during the company's extended Cyber Monday sale.Learn more about Tuft & Needle's initiative. StojoStojoShop and give at StojoStojo is one of my favorite sustainable brands. They make collapsible bowls, cups, and bottles that are easy to bring along with you and use in place of disposable items. Today, for every order on its site, the company is donating a Stojo cup to frontline workers at hospitals.Learn more about Stojo's initiative.DellDellShop and give at DellThrough the end of the year, Dell will donate a device to a student in the US for every computer it receives to be reused or refurbished through its Trade In program. The company's goal is to reduce the digital divide impacting students in lower-income areas.Learn more about Dell's initiative.HanesHanesShop and give at HanesFor every purchase made at Hanes.com through Sunday, December 5, the company will donate a pair of socks to the homeless and others in need. This offer coincides with several sales on the brand's site, including 50% off sweats.Learn more about Hanes' giving.AurateAurate/FacebookShop and give at AurateToday only, the jewelry brand Aurate is offering 25% off everything sitewide, and with every order, it's planting a tree through the One Tree Planted program. Be sure to use promo code STOCKED when you checkout.Learn more about the initiative.Brown AspirationBrown AspirationShop and give at Brown AspirationBrown Aspiration is a Black woman-owned online retailer that specializes in all things stationery, including journals, pens, notepads, bags, backpacks, and more. A portion of every sale on Giving Tuesday will go to support Trees for the Future and the Entreherneur Foundation's Grand for Black Women-Owned Businesses.Learn more about Brown Aspiration's giving.Porter RoadPorter RoadShop and give at Porter RoadPorter Road, one of our favorite meat delivery companies, is donating 5% of today's sales to Feeding America. This makes it an ideal time to pre-order holidays mainstays, including rib roasts, hams, turkeys, and more.Learn more about Porter Road's initiative.PatagoniaGeorge Frey/Getty ImagesShop and give at PatagoniaFew brands have given back as much as Patagonia over the years. Patagonia has several initiatives today, including matching donations to nonprofits.Learn more about Patagonia's giving.AllModernWayfairShop and give at AllModernThis Giving Tuesday, AllModern is matching donations to Community Solutions, a nonprofit that helps communities in the US to solve homelessness. AllModern is also offering up to 25% off products sitewide.Learn more about AllModern's giving.AlltruistsAlltruistsShop and give at AlltruistsAlltruists aims to teach kids to learn, connect, act, and give through monthly volunteer and giving projects that they can do in their living room. For Giving Tuesday, the site will donate $10 for every individual and subscription project box sold. Learn more about Alltruists' initiative.Cloud PaperCloud PaperShop and give at Cloud PaperCloud Paper is already doing good work for the environment by producing bamboo paper products, which are more sustainable than paper sourced from slow-growing non-bamboo forests. For Giving Tuesday, the company is teaming up with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every order.Learn more about Cloud Paper's giving.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 30th, 2021

12 gift ideas that are still on sale even after Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday might be over, but there are still plenty of products on sale to help you wrap up your holiday gift shopping. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Otherland FacebookCyber Monday and Black Friday are over, but there are still plenty of deals to snag on gift ideas across all categories. However, unless you've been given a wishlist on what to get, sifting through the remaining discounts can be a chore.If you're searching for last-minute deals for gifts, don't fret. We've compiled a list of suggestions — all sourced from our gift guides, carefully picked by our team of product review journalists — from tech products like headphones and smart speakers to home goods like candles and blankets. For further inspiration, check out our extensive gift guides.Here are 12 gift ideas that are still on saleGrafomap custom mapJada Wong/Business InsiderThese customized maps make sentimental and personal gifts that you can frame and hang on a wall. From best gifts for your wife. Grafomap Custom MapCustom maps and posters$34.29 FROM GRAFOMAPOriginally $49.00 | Save 30%Pottery Barn kids personalized baby blanketPottery Barn KidsIn the midst of a new parent's busy schedule, something personal like a customized baby blanket can make their day, and keep their baby warm. From gifts for new parents. Pottery Barn Kids Cable Knit Recycled Chamois Baby BlanketThis customizable baby blanket will keep your little one warm during afternoon naps. $30.00 FROM POTTERY BARN KIDSOriginally $40.00 | Save 25%Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag+AmazonFor anyone that's always losing their keys, a Bluetooth tracker is a lifesaver. From cheap gifts for Dad under $100. Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag+The SmartTag Plus improves on its predecessor with its ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, making each tag easier to track. Typically, one of these trackers would cost you $40, but right now it’s discounted from Amazon to a rare $30.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $39.99 | Save 25%Fujifilm Instax Mini 7STargetEven the best camera can't replace the novelty and instant gratification of one of these Instax Mini cameras. From best gifts for newly-engaged couples.Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant CameraThis instant camera will can help you capture life's sweetest moments, making it one of our gift picks for engaged couples. $57.49 FROM WALMARTOriginally $75.72 | Save 24%Powerbeats Pro headphonesbeats by DreThese true wireless headphones are designed for active users, making them great for sports or exercise. From our best tech gifts for men roundup.Beats by Dre Powerbeats ProDown to $150 in select colors, this is an excellent price for headphones we like for workouts. They’re sweat-resistant and offer impressive battery life. They see deals pretty regularly throughout the year, but this price is especially good. $149.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 40%$179.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 28%$149.94 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.95 | Save 40%MasterClass membershipMasterClass; InsiderFor the gift recipient who is constantly looking to learn new things. From our gifts for women gift roundup.MasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%AncestryDNA kitancestryDNAIf you know someone interested in tracing their roots, a DNA kit is a good start. From gifts for grandparents.AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity TestThe Ancestry DNA Origins + Ethnicity Test gets you access to the largest customer database, which means more detailed results and more family matches.$59.00 FROM ANCESTRYOriginally $99.00 | Save 40%$59.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.00 | Save 40%PlayStation Pluspicture alliance/Contributor/Getty ImagesFor PlayStation 4 owners or those lucky to score a PlayStation 5, give them a membership that lets them play games online. From tech gifts for teens.PlayStation Plus 12-Month SubscriptionPlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active. $39.99 FROM CDKEYSOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYPhoneSoap 3AmazonGive your phone a "cleanse" with the UV-sanitizing case. From unique gifts on Amazon.PhoneSoap 3 Smartphone UV SanitizerYou can't wash your phone, but you can sanitize it with PhoneSoap. PhoneSoap neutralizes the bacteria that other phone cleaners can't kill.$31.25 FROM AMAZONOriginally $79.95 | Save 61%$47.97 FROM PHONESOAPOriginally $79.95 | Save 40%Otherland CandlesOtherland/Alyssa Powell/InsiderGiving a candle may seem thoughtless, but not these candles, which are unique from what you'll find at the store. From best gifts for your wife.Otherland The ThreesomeThis newer startup's candles are some of our favorites to gift because of their beautiful packaging and whimsical scents. Expect unique notes like cantaloupe, mimosa flower, and pear water, and be on the lookout for seasonal, limited-edition collections that often sell out quickly.$89.00 FROM OTHERLANDOriginally $108.00 | Save 18%Apple Watch Series 7AppleAn Apple Watch is the epitome of luxury this gift-giving season. From luxury gifts for him.Apple Watch Series 7Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more.$379.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$379.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$399.00 FROM APPLE$379.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%Amazon Echo DotAmazonA smart speaker is a gateway to building a smart home or something that tells dad jokes. From Hanukkah gifts.Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) The Echo Dot may be the entry-level option on this list, but it's still just as smart as its siblings. Plus, its small size is its biggest asset. $19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $39.99 | Save 50%Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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150+ of the best Cyber Monday deals to shop now: Target, Amazon, Walmart, and more

Shop Cyber Monday deals now. Save big at Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Nordstrom, and with small brands like Outdoor Voices, Eberjey, and Kiehl's. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Alyssa Powell/InsiderIt's November 29, which means Cyber Monday is live. Cyber Monday is explicitly an online-shopping event — even more so than Black Friday — and it's historically brought some of the sales weekend's lowest prices. While Cyber Monday is officially live now, many retailers are continuing Black Friday deals right now.Cyber Monday is a particularly great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards, but categories like kitchen and home, as well as personal care are also very active.  Stock is typically more limited than Black Friday, which means acting fast is key to getting a good deal. Bookmark this page and check back throughout the day to keep up with discounts without spending all day combing the internet; we'll do the heavy lifting for you.At Insider Reviews, we test products all year and track their price history so we can give you solid buying advice during big shopping events like Cyber Monday. Tons of deals are available now on products we love and trust, and we're highlighting the best ones below.Spotlight: Our top 10 standout Cyber Monday dealsSony WH-1000XM4, $248 (originally $349.99)Amazon Echo (4th Gen), $59.99 (originally $99.99)KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series 5-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, $294.11 (originally $429.99)Molekule Air Purifier, $479 (originally $799)Dyson V8 Absolute, $399.99 (originally $449.99)Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX, $169.99 (originally $279.99)Hulu Monthly Subscription, $0.99 (originally $6.99)Amazon Prime Video Channel Add-Ons, $0.99 for up to two months (originally up to $10.99 per month)L.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers, Men's $75.65 (originally $89), Women's $67.15 (originally $79), and Toddlers $33.96 (originally 39.94)Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise Tight, $69 (originally $98)Best Cyber Monday 2021 tech dealsAnker PowerWave Alloy PadIf you have a phone capable of charging at 15W or you want to future-proof, then the Anker PowerWave Alloy Pad is best for you.$24.79 FROM AMAZONOriginally $30.99 | Save 20%Belkin 15W Boost Charge Wireless ChargerBelkin's Boost Charge Wireless Charger is inexpensive, includes a charger and cable, and works as well as all the other options we tested.$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $39.99 | Save 25%Apple MagSafe ChargerApple’s MagSafe wireless charger uses magnets snap in place on the iPhone 12 and delivers charging of up to 15 watts. It is still compatible with wireless Qi charging, so older iPhone models can use it too, though they have to rest flat against the charger, as they lack the embedded magnets to take advantage of snap-on alignment. This is great for any iPhone owner looking for wireless charging and is on sale for $34.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $39.00 | Save 23%Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)Compared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it.$29.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $49.99 | Save 42%$29.99 FROM ROKUOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $49.99 | Save 42%Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)The Apple Pencil is a special stylus that lets you draw and handwrite on your iPad. There are two versions of the Apple Pencil, and they each work with a different collection of iPads.$99.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.00 | Save 23%$99.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.00 | Save 23%$99.99 FROM VERIZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 23%$129.00 FROM APPLERoku Streambar 2020Too much clutter under the TV? The interesting Roku Streambar combines all of the features of a Roku 4K player with a compact soundbar.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$99.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $129.99 | Save 24%Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)The Google Nest Hub is a smart display with a unique Sleep Sensing feature to help you monitor your sleep habits. $49.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%$49.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.98 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%Apple Watch Series 7Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more.$379.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$379.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$399.00 FROM APPLESamsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm)The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the obvious choice for Android users looking for a comprehensive, quality, premium smartwatch experience. However, it's a shame that the ECG feature is limited specifically to Samsung phone owners. $199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$199.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%MasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Bose QuietComfort 45The QuietComfort 45 have a refreshed design with improved noise cancelling and better battery life.$279.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM BOSEOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)Apple's third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio. $169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $179.00 | Save 5%$179.00 FROM APPLE$179.00 FROM BEST BUY$174.98 FROM WALMART$154.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $179.99 | Save 14%Apple Airpods (2nd Generation)You’ll need to pick up your pair from your local Micro Center, but this is a solid deal price for the second-generation Apple AirPods. You can often find them discounted as low as $120, making this extra $5 drop noteworthy. $104.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $129.99 | Save 19%$114.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$114.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$119.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 8%Apple MacBook Air (M1)The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple's new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall.$899.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 10%$999.00 FROM APPLE$999.00 FROM B&HApple 2020 MacBook Air (M1 chip, 8GB RAM, 512GB)The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple's new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for prices starting at under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall. The 512GB storage model adds to the price over the base 256GB model. $1099.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1199.00 | Save 8%$1149.00 FROM B&HOriginally $1199.00 | Save 4%Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Processor (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB)Apple's latest MacBook Pro with the M1 processor is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, but the Intel MacBook Pro still has some tricks.$1199.00 FROM B&HOriginally $1299.00 | Save 8%$1299.00 FROM APPLELG 65-inch C1 OLED 4K TVLG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. This deal price matches the lowest we’ve seen so far.$1796.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%$1796.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%Samsung 65-inch Q60A QLED 4K TVSamsung's Q60A is the company's less expensive lineup of premium QLED TVs. $849.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 15%Amazon Fire TV 50" Omni SeriesAmazon launched its own smart TVs in fall 2021 and the Omni Series boasts features like hands-free Alexa support and video calling along with the latest Fire TV software.$359.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $509.99 | Save 29%Amazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MaxThe Fire TV Stick 4K is designed to be 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K. It also adds Wi-Fi 6 support.$34.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%Ring Video Doorbell (2020)The latest affordable Video Doorbell model from Ring features 1080p recording and improved motion tracking. It's a great deal if you're looking to start adding smart devices to your home. Orders made now will be fulfilled in 6 to 7 weeks.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%Google Nest Cam Outdoor Battery (2021) Elegant design, reliable performance, and wireless battery power make the Nest Cam Outdoor a tempting option to add peace of mind and checking in on your home's exterior when you're away. $149.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM GOOGLEOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM BED BATH & BEYONDOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$198.00 FROM AMAZONGoogle Nest ThermostatGoogle Nest makes some of the best smart thermostats you can buy. This model lets you control your home's temperature via the internet or through a mobile app. It can also learn your preferred temperature settings over time. $99.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 23%$89.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 31%Vizio Elevate 5.1.4 SoundbarVizio's Elevate soundbar offers a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos experience with performance that rivals many full-fledged home theater systems.$798.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%GoPro Hero 10 BlackThis video and still camera has similar capabilities to larger variants, while maintaining the small go-anywhere form-factor it's known for.$349.98 FROM GOPROOriginally $499.99 | Save 30%Best Cyber Monday 2021 kitchen dealsZojirushi MaestroThis bread machine is specifically calibrated to bake excellent one-pound loaves of bread, making it a solid choice for one or two-person households.$242.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $329.99 | Save 26%$339.99 FROM ABTOriginally $395.00 | Save 14%Café Specialty Drip Coffee MakerWhat makes this coffee maker the best I tested is its combination of simplicity and customizability. It’s also extremely consistent — every cup of coffee brewed at every setting tasted just like it should. $279.95 FROM WILLIAMS SONOMAOriginally $349.95 | Save 20%$279.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 20%KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series 5-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand MixerThis KitchenAid is a powerful mixer that can handle sticky doughs and a few quarts of cake batter, but isn't too bulky for a home kitchen. It comes in eight colors, and each includes a flat beater, a spiral dough hook, and a wire whisk. $249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $429.99 | Save 42%GreaterGoods Kitchen ScaleThis basic food scale is reliable and easy to use, for a low price.$8.39 FROM AMAZONOriginally $19.95 | Save 58%Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso MakerA truly versatile machine, the Nespresso Vertuo Next uses capsules to make both coffee and espresso in a variety of cup or carafe sizes.$126.75 FROM TARGETOriginally $169.99 | Save 25%Ninja Professional Plus Food ProcessorThe Ninja Professional Plus makes food prep fast and easy with presets for chopped vegetables, shredded cheese, more.$79.98 FROM KOHLSOriginally $119.99 | Save 33%Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fryer, Roast, Bake & DehydrateThe Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 has five functions, including grill, bake, and dehydrate. Its temperatures range between 105°F to 500°F, giving it a lot of versatility in cooking options. Many of the parts are dishwasher safe for easier cleanup. $169.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $229.99 | Save 26%$169.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%Vitamix Explorian BlenderThe renewed Vitamix Explorian is pre-owned, but every bit as good as new and comes with a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee on top of a 3-year full warranty.$289.95 FROM TARGETOriginally $449.99 | Save 36%$289.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $345.99 | Save 16%Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$50.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 61%Cuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee MakerThe slim 6- to 12-ounce coffee maker will fit neatly on any kitchen counter and save energy with the auto-off feature after brewing.$49.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $79.98 | Save 37%$89.99 FROM TARGETBest Cyber Monday 2021 home dealsHammam Linen Bath Towels 4-PackThese 100% cotton towels are big, soft, and fluffy.$33.15 FROM AMAZONOriginally $69.98 | Save 53%AeroGarden SproutA smaller option from AeroGarden's lineup, the Sprout lets you grow up to three plants in its narrow footprint. It's down to $70 with promo code SUMMER20 through May 31, a rare and excellent deal direct from AeroGarden.$49.95 FROM AEROGARDENOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%Chewy Pet ProductsFor Cyber Monday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.$70.00 FROM CHEWYOriginally $100.00 | Save 30%Dyson Outsize Absolute+The Dyson Outsize Absolute+ is ideal for whole home, deep cleaning with its full-size dustbin and large cleaner head. $799.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $899.99 | Save 11%Dyson V8 AbsoluteBuilt with a soft roller head for hard floors and a motorized cleaner head for carpets, the Dyson V8 Absolute handles all surfaces efficiently.$399.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $449.99 | Save 11%Dyson Cyclone V10 AbsoluteEquipped with a sensor to detect the difference between carpets and hard floors, the Cyclone V10 Absolute is the perfect vacuum cleaner for any room in the house. We've seen it go for as low as $350 before (it's usually $550), but during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll get it for $400 while supplies last.$499.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $549.99 | Save 9%Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$169.99 FROM EUFYOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$499.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 33%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $249.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%$299.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 25%Dewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Kitchellence 3-Stage Knife SharpenerThis knife sharpener includes three stages to help repair and sharpen dull blades. It also includes cut-resistant gloves. $19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $30.00 | Save 33%Best Cyber Monday 2021 gaming dealsSony Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Edition (PS5)An all-new Spider-Man experience, Spider-Man Miles Morales has you master explosive new powers along with some classic web-slinging acrobatics. The PS5 update even lets you play the game in the gorgeous raytracing mode at a smooth 60 fps.$29.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.83 FROM AMAZONOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%Nintendo Switch Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Digital Download)The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, but still remains one of the best Switch games out there. Right now, a physical copy is selling for $40, which is a solid price on this rarely discounted game.$35.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%Nintendo eShop $50 Gift CardThe Nintendo eShop is the best place to shop for digital copies of Nintendo's games. This gift card is the perfect gift or investment for anyone with a Nintendo Switch. Better still, Nintendo's eShop offers several sales throughout the year. This means, patient shoppers can double their savings.$45.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%$50.00 FROM BEST BUY$45.00 FROM NEWEGGOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%Xbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%Microsoft Xbox Series S|X Wireless ControllerThis latest-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made, and during Cyber Monday, shoppers can save $20 on this recently released controller.$49.99 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $59.99 | Save 17%$54.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 8%$49.00 FROM GAME STOPOriginally $54.99 | Save 11%$49.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $64.88 | Save 24%Death Loop for PlayStation 5“Death Loop” is an unusual first-person shooter that challenges players to escape a day-long time loop by assassinating specific targets. The game is a great pick for fans of spy movies, sci-fi, and creative gunplay.$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 4The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for $20 off, just a few weeks after its release.$39.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 35%$44.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $59.99 | Save 25%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 5The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for PlayStation 5 just a few weeks after its release.$54.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $69.98 | Save 21%$39.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.94 | Save 35%Nintendo Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Nintendo Switch Set EditionYou can use a Nintendo Switch to control this real-life Mario Kart toy, and watch Mario or Luigi’s perspective as they zoom around your home.$88.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 11%$99.99 FROM BEST BUYLogitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming MouseCompact and portable, the Logitech G305 is great to take on the go. It's best if you prefer smaller mice and right now it's only $40, a great price drop from a typical selling price of $50.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%$29.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $48.97 | Save 39%Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure"Ring Fit Adventure" for the Nintendo Switch uses the exclusive "Ring-Con" attachment and a leg strap to track movement and provide resistance for workouts. The game also includes an adventure mode. Right now, it's selling for $55 at Target and Amazon, $25 off its usual price and the lowest price we've ever seen on this game.$54.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $79.98 | Save 32%$54.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $80.00 | Save 33%$79.98 FROM BEST BUY$79.98 FROM TARGETBest Cyber Monday 2021 streaming dealsHulu Monthly Subscription (Deal)Save a huge 85% on an ad-supported Hulu subscription for an entire year. That amounts to just 99 cents per month. This deal is live until Monday, November 29. $0.99 FROM HULUOriginally $6.99 | Save 86%Disney Plus Free Trial with Amazon Music UnlimitedNew Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get six months of Disney Plus for free when they sign up. Current Music Unlimited members can get three months of Disney Plus. Music Unlimited costs $8 a month for Prime members or $10 a month without Prime.$0.00 FROM AMAZONAmazon Prime Video Channel Add-OnsPrime Video subscribers can choose from a variety of channel-add ons including Starz, Showtime, Paramount+, AMC+, Discovery+, and more.$0.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $10.99 | Save 91%YouTube PremiumYouTube Premium lets you stream videos and music on YouTube without any ads. The service also features exclusive programs.FREE FROM YOUTUBEOriginally $11.99 | Save 100%Best Cyber Monday 2021 health & fitness dealsTheragun PrimeTheragun's Prime massage gun is the perfect blend of performance and value. It delivers a high-quality massage, is durably built, and features an ergonomic design that makes it easy to use anywhere on your body. It's also half the price of the flagship Pro model.$249.99 FROM THERABODYOriginally $299.00 | Save 16%$249.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $299.99 | Save 17%RENPHO Foot Massager MachineWith customizable patterns of kneading, compression, and heat therapy, the RENPHO Foot Massager Machine is a full-service Shiatsu device and feels like a home spa for your feet.$129.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $149.99 | Save 13%Garmin Forerunner 245 MusicThe Garmin Forerunner 245 is a great choice for runners and offers features like calendar syncing, weather forecasting, and notifications, so you can leave your phone at home. $249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$249.99 FROM GARMINOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%Garmin Fenix 6SThe Garmin Fenix 6S Sapphire smartwatch is a premium watch perfect for those looking for enhanced GPS capabilities in a rugged design. The Fenix 6S features an always-on display, stainless steel bezels, an enhanced pulse oximeter for sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation, grade-adjusted pace guidance, and comes preloaded with maps, as well as the ability to tap into three different navigation satellite systems. $549.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 27%Philips Sonicare 9900 PrestigeDentists love Philips Sonicare and its new 9900 Prestige has every bell and whistle you could want in an electric toothbrush, including the ability to adjust its vibrations based on how hard you're brushing.$299.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%$299.95 FROM PHILLIPS SONICAREOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Mirror from lululemonThis isn't just a mirror. It's a cardio class, it's a yoga studio, it's a boxing ring, it's your new personal trainer, and it's so much more. For Cyber Monday, Mirror is on sale for $500 with the code "CYBERMONDAY20"$995.00 FROM MIRROROriginally $1495.00 | Save 33%Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth This bottle has all the hallmark features of a Hydro Flask water bottle — 12-24 hours of temperature retention, powder color coating that won't chip or fade with time, a silicone twist top — with the very convenient wide mouth for easy pouring and drinking.$33.71 FROM HYDRO FLASKOriginally $44.95 | Save 25%Amazon HaloAmazon's Halo fitness tracker can analyze the tone of your voice to help you understand how you sound to others.$54.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 45%LifeSpan TR1200i Folding TreadmillThe TR1200i is the baby sister of our top pick for a folding treadmill, the TR300i, with fewer built-in training programs and fewer fancy features like manual instead of digital buttons. But it's nearly the same size, has the same motor, and the same shock absorption — but for significantly cheaper.$899.00 FROM LIFESPANOriginally $1199.00 | Save 25%Best Cyber Monday 2021 style & beauty dealsKiehl's Powerful-Strength Vitamin C SerumThis serum by Kiehl’s boasts its ability to reduce fine lines, and customers agree—one even called it “botox in a bottle.”$44.00 FROM KIEHL'SOriginally $88.00 | Save 50%$70.00 FROM SEPHORAKiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado This hydrating, fragrance-free eye cream de-puffs under-eyes. $25.00 FROM ULTAOriginally $50.00 | Save 50%$25.00 FROM KIEHL'SOriginally $50.00 | Save 50%Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow KitA palette with four metallic highlighter shades compatible with many skin tones, the Sugar Glow Kit is nice to have to change up your daily highlight or to do someone else's. Down to $20, this is a solid price on a palette from a brand known for it's popping highlights.$20.00 FROM SEPHORAOriginally $40.00 | Save 50%Fenty Beauty Portable Contour & Concealer BrushFenty Beauty Portable Contour & Concealer Brush $6.00 FROM FENTY BEAUTY Originally $24.00 | Save 75%Levi's Men's 501 Original Fit JeansNot too skinny and not too baggy, the Levi's 501 features a timeless fit that you'll be able to wear for years to come.$35.70 FROM LEVI'SOriginally $59.50 | Save 40%$35.70 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $59.50 | Save 40%$32.79 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.50 | Save 45%Levi's 501 Original Fit JeansA blank canvas for self-expression, featuring the iconic straight fit and signature button fly.$58.80 FROM LEVI'SOriginally $98.00 | Save 40%Adidas Adilette Boost SlidesWith full-length Boost soles, these slides are designed for ultimate comfort.$35.70 FROM ADIDAS Originally $60.00 | Save 41%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers - Men'sThis shearling-lined, leather-bottom slipper is one of the best men's slippers we've ever tried.$75.65 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $89.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Shearling-Lined Slides - Women'sThese ridiculously-cozy, shearling-lined slides are easy to slip on and off, and keep your feet toasty around the house.$67.15 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $79.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Toddlers' Wicked Good SlippersEverything we love about L.L.Bean's Wicked Good Slippers — but mini. These shearling-lined, leather-soled booties will keep kid's feet, sizes 3-10, toasty around the house and in a stroller.$33.96 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $39.95 | Save 15%Lululemon Hooded Define JacketA fan-favorite, now with a hood. Between the technical fabric and a do-anything fit, it's easy to see why this one's a hit. Right now you can save up to 50% on this versatile piece, but sizes are selling out quickly. $64.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $128.00 | Save 50%Bombas Women's Gripper Slipper (Sherpa Lined) 2-PackA mix between socks and slippers, Bombas' Gripper Slippers include a cozy sherpa lining and sole grippers to prevent slips. $72.95 FROM BOMBASOriginally $96.00 | Save 24%Columbia Men's Lake 22 Down Hooded JacketThis water-resistant jacket is stocked with 650-fill power down insulation, zippered hand pockets, and a structured hood to keep you zipped up and toasty through any winter weather.$69.98 FROM COLUMBIAOriginally $140.00 | Save 50%Adidas Climacool VentoThe Adidas Climacool Vento features a highly breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet cool.$98.00 FROM ADIDASOriginally $140.00 | Save 30%Nike Adapt Auto MaxThe Nike Adapt Auto Max uses advanced technology to automatically form to your foot without laces.$288.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $400.00 | Save 28%Nike Space Hippie 01The Nike Space Hippie 01 is made from 50% recycled materials and features a lightweight, track-inspired look.$77.56 FROM NIKEOriginally $130.00 | Save 40%Crocs Classic Clog (Unisex)The shoe that really started it all, the Classic Clog is comfortable, breathable, and easy to slip on whenever. With over 20 fun colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong.$39.99 FROM CROCSOriginally $49.99 | Save 20%$27.55 FROM AMAZONDagne Dover Indi Diaper BackpackDagne Dover's Indi Diaper Backpack adds a stylish neutral flair while holding every basic essential.$160.00 FROM DAGNE DOVEROriginally $200.00 | Save 20%Rough Linen St. Barts Linen RobeThe Rough Linen St. Barts Robe is made from top-notch linen that offers a light feel and a cool, casual look.$131.93 FROM ROUGH LINENOriginally $167.00 | Save 21%Kiehl's Since 1851 Avocado Nourishing Hydration MaskWinter is coming, and Kiehls' Avocado Mask is here to provide your skin with hydration all season long. This nourishing treatment infuses your face with avocado and evening primrose oils, offering sumptuous moisture after just one use. Plus, it's green tint is a total throwback. You can save 50% on a jar during Black Friday sale. $21.50 FROM MACY'SOriginally $45.00 | Save 52%Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid LipstickA liquid lip color that gives you a super matte look, but it's so light it feels like a lip stain. The formula is highly pigmented, smudge-resistant, and comfortable on your lips.$19.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $38.00 | Save 50%Nike Sportswear Essential Fleece PantsMade from soft fleece material, these sweats are perfect for everyday comfort.$48.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $60.00 | Save 20%Thread & Supply Double Breasted PeacoatThis peacoat from Thread & Supply is a classic with a twist. The oversized buttons extend up the lapel to the collar, giving you the option to bundle up if necessary. And if you don't love it in black, never fear — you can save 31% on this coat in black, camel, or light gray. $39.90 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $58.00 | Save 31%True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap BraletteThe convertible straps on this wireless bra can be worn either straight or crisscrossed, and the smooth material appears invisible under clothes.$30.80 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $44.00 | Save 30%Chaps Mens Long Sleeve Button DownMade from an easy-to-care-for cotton blend and a dose of stretch, this men's button-down shirt will keep you looking polished all day.$19.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $60.00 | Save 67%Nine West Car Coat CardiganThi cozy topper is part coat, part cardigan, and will keep you warm all winter. Save an extra 15% on this cardigan with the code ENJOY15 at checkout.$35.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 40%When is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event will land on November 29.As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might've missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Unlike Black Friday, though, Cyber Monday is entirely online.What time does Cyber Monday start?Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29. That said, the event is expected to carry over many deals from Black Friday, so some discounts are already available.What is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales. Previously, the main distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts. How long do Cyber Monday sales last? Though Cyber Monday sales once took place on Monday only, we've seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week. However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.What's better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change. If possible, buyers should shop on both holidays. We've seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary. Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. Shoppers looking for last year's models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.What should I buy during Cyber Monday?If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it's a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event, with deals across many product categories.We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, so there's always a risk of late deliveries.To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock. Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last yearLast year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year's annual savings event.Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.  Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Classic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush was $179 from Kohl's, originally $229.FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Camera Bundle was $70 from Kohl's on Cyber Monday last year, originally $120.Keurig K-Supreme Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker was $84 from Target on Cyber Monday last year, originally $140.How we select the best Cyber Monday dealsWe only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.We compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 29th, 2021