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Shudder is the perfect streaming service for big horror movie buffs, but we don"t recommend it for casual fans

Shudder is an affordable streaming service with tons of classic and indie horror movies, but its interface and video quality are lacking. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.XYZ Films, Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images, Compass International Pictures Shudder is a streaming service focused entirely on horror films and series. Its affordable $6/month price is attractive, but the app's interface and video quality are mediocre.  Though true horror buffs will find a lot to like, fans looking for newer hits will have to look elsewhere. Shudder is a subscription streaming service that specializes in all things horror, from campy classics to new releases. Plans start at only $4.75 a month, and the service can also be accessed as part of an AMC Plus membership.  The idea of an entertainment platform catered exclusively to scary movies and shows sounds like it could be a horror buff's dream come true, but with so many other streaming services littering the market, is Shudder really worth it?After spending some quality time with the service, we think it's a solid option for true horror aficionados, but its appeal to more mainstream fans is limited by a few key drawbacks. Shudder pricingOne of the most attractive features of Shudder is its reasonable price. A monthly subscription only runs you $6. You can even save more with a yearly membership for $57, which equates to just $4.75 a month. You can sign up for Shudder directly through the Shudder app or site, or as an add-in channel to Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.Shudder is also available as part of an AMC Plus membership. The cable channel's streaming service includes access to everything on Shudder along with Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited. At only $9 a month, AMC Plus might be a better option than subscribing to Shudder alone, especially if you watch shows like "Better Call Saul" or "The Walking Dead."Shudder movie and series selectionImage EntertainmentFor hardcore and classic horror fans, Shudder's library is vast and packed with hours of scary content, old and new. The service has an especially noteworthy selection of indie and cult-classic content. However, if you're mostly interested in newer box office hits, you may find the library lacking. For example, Shudder is home to a selection of classics from director John Carpenter, like "Halloween," but you won't find recent horror hits like Jordan Peele's "Us" or Ari Aster's "Hereditary."On the plus side, the service is home to exclusive content that you won't find on other subscription platforms, like "Mandy" starring Nicolas Cage. However, you can get access to these titles, and pretty much everything else on Shudder, by buying or renting them separately from digital retailers like Amazon. Some notable films on Shudder as of August 2022 include:"Await Further Instructions" (2018)"Carrie" (1976)"Color Out of Space" (2020)"Halloween" (1978)"Hellraiser" (1987)"Little Shop of Horrors" (1986)"Mandy" (2018)"One Missed Call" (2004)"Psycho Gore Man" (2020)"Ring" (1998)"The Babadook" (2014)"The Crazies" (1973)"The Taking of Barbara Logan" (2014)"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974)"The Wailing" (2016)Some notable series on Shudder as of August 2022 include:"Behind the Monsters""Channel Zero""Creepshow""Eli Roth's History of Horror""Hammer House of Horror""Slasher: Flesh and Blood""The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs""The Walking Dead: World Beyond""Trickster""Visitations with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah"In addition to its on-demand library, Shudder lets members jump into "live" streaming channels that continually play movies from its catalog. Channels are separated into genres like Folk Horror and Slashics (classic slashers). These channels are good for subscribers who are looking for something new to check out and don't mind tuning into something random.Though the lack of newer studio releases might put off some subscribers, the service's selection is perfect for horror fans looking for content they haven't seen before, all in one place and for one low price. With so many originals and indie films, it's unlikely you'll run out of new scary movies to watch.Shudder interfaceSarah Saril/InsiderShudder's user interface gets the job done, but it's not the best. Compared to other mainstream services, Shudder's app and website lack polish.Transitions are less smooth, images are lower resolution, and the overall design is rather basic when stacked up against the competition. In other words, it just looks kind of cheap. But despite its lackluster style, Shudder does make it simple to find stuff to watch. The home page is very similar to that of Netflix or Hulu, with fresh recommendations served right to you. It's also simple to jump into different sections for movies, series, and collections.Sarah Saril/InsiderThe best part about using Shudder is that you can sort the films by horror subgenre. Not all horror is the same, and not all horror fans like the same stuff, so being able to narrow it down to just your favorites makes browsing easy. You can jump straight to supernatural, psychological, sci-fi, and many other types of horror. Streaming services like HBO Max typically just give you a huge alphabetical list of all horror lumped together, so this is a nice way to find more specialized titles. One filter Shudder is missing, though, is a "Sort by popularity" or a "Trending now" option. Instead you can only browse by latest additions or alphabetically, making it a bit of an endeavor to find a movie well-rated by other viewers unless you click into each title.Video and audio qualityShudder's website says it only offers video playback in up to 720p high definition, with some older films limited to 480p standard definition. When testing on a Roku Ultra, we found the service's audio playback to be limited to 2.0 channel stereo.  This is a step down from other, more mainstream services. The industry standard is generally 1080p (full high definition) with surround sound options, and many services even offer select titles in up to 4K Ultra HD with high dynamic range (HDR).When watching on a 65-inch TV, Shudder's movies look a bit soft and show more visible compression than we typically see on other apps. If you're streaming on a smaller screen this limitation won't be as noticeable, but it's still a bit disappointing.  The bottom lineUnited ArtistsShudder succeeds in its goal of catering to big horror fans for an affordable price, but aspects of its design and performance definitely make it feel like a budget streaming service. For $6 a month, you get access to a wide variety of horror, including cult-classic, international, and indie movies — but the browsing and viewing experiences are lacking compared to mainstream competitors.Ultimately, this is a service that's made to appeal to true horror aficionados who aren't satisfied by the selection of scary titles on Netflix, HBO Max, and other services of that type. Despite its flaws, if you're a real hardcore horror fan, we think Shudder is worth the price for its hours of available content. If you're only after the latest horror releases from major studios, however, you should just stick with a mainstream streaming service.Pros: Affordable price, several exclusives and originals, vast library of horror classics, subgenre sorting, available with AMC Plus Cons: Lower resolution video playback, unpolished browsing experience, app isn't available on all smart TVs, lacks new major horror releases, limited to stereo soundRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 5th, 2022

The 17 best gifts for movie lovers, from a portable projector to a vibrant poster

These are the best gifts for the movie lover in your life, from smart lights that create a cinema-like atmosphere to posters of their favorite flicks. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.These are the best gifts for the movie lover in your life, from smart lights that create a cinema-like atmosphere to posters of their favorite flicks.Amazon Movie buffs are nice and straightforward to shop for: they usually love watching movies. A great gift will improve their movie-watching experience (or pay homage to it.) Need more gift ideas? Check out the Insider 100 All-Time Best products here. My favorite activity is watching a great movie. I've always felt that way; as a kid, I'd hide Blockbuster rentals under the couch once their return date neared.If you're shopping for a movie lover, there's something crucial to remember: their dearest pastime is watching movies, which can also involve learning more about filmmaking or even trying their hand at screenwriting themselves. If you get them a gift that enhances their movie-watching experience — even if it's new light bulbs they can dim on their phone — or something that pays homage to their hobby, they're probably going to love it.Below, you'll find a few gifts for the movie buff in your life, from a massive jigsaw puzzle to a projector. The 17 best gifts for the movie lover in your life:A scratch-off poster for the classicsUncommon Goods100 Movies Scratch Off Poster, available at Uncommon Goods, $15Sure, they've probably seen some of these movies, but have they seen them all? A scratch-off poster with a few of the classics isn't just a fun motivator; it settles those endless "what should we watch" discussions if you live together.High-end projectorAmazonBenQ Home Theater Projector, available at Amazon, $749Bring the cinema experience home with a nice projector. This is a good performance-for-price option that won't cost you over $1,000; it boasts bright images and good color contrast. Note: Your giftee may also want a projector screen, but you'd probably want their input on size and style before gifting that.A traveling can-sized projectorAmazonNEBULA Anker Capsule, Smart Wi-Fi Mini Projector, available at Amazon, $299.99There's no reason to forgo a cinematic movie-viewing experience. This can-sized mini projector is there to elevate movie nights wherever you go. Find a full review of the Anker Nebula here.  Smart light bulbs for the right moodBest BuyPhilips - Hue White & Color Ambiance A19 LED Starter Kit - Multicolor, available at Best Buy, $169Lighting is the achilles heel of a movie-watching experience — too bright and the mood is as off the colors on the screen. Gift them perfect movie lighting every single time: these smart bulbs come in a range of colors and can be controlled with Alexa, Google Assistant, the Philips Hue app, or the smart dimmer that comes with the bulbs. As a bonus, they can even be synced up to match the audio of the movie.Binging With Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV ShowsAmazonBinging with Babish cookbook, available at Amazon, $14.99If your cinephile also loves cooking, this blends both hobbies together as beautifully as the best pasta sauce. In this book, Andrew Rea, an internet-famous cook and movie fan, shares recipes based on a popular TV show or film, like the beef bourguignon from "Julie & Julia" and Bubba's shrimp from "Forrest Gump."A personalized movie marquee printUncommon GoodsPersonalized movie marquee print, available at Uncommon Goods, $85Stoke a movie buff's nostalgia for bright, celebratory movie marquees with a personalized print. Pay homage to their favorite movie (good on you for knowing it!), and get it framed for an extra $40.A MasterClass membership to delve into craftMasterClassMasterClass membership, available at Master Class, $15 monthlyWe're big fans of MasterClass: you get to learn directly from your idols with convenient tools and a slick production value. Gift your film buff a membership, and they can drop in on hours of their favorite writers, actors, and directors discussing their craft, from Shonda Rhimes and Martin Scorsese to Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson. There are also a few interesting lectures by compelling college professors at OneDayU if you're looking for something more affordable. We specifically recommend the film talks by Yale professor Marc Lapadula.A streaming service so they can binge their movies of choiceDisney.comHBO subscription, available on HBO, $14.99Disney+ subscription, available on Disney+, $7.99Criterion Channel subscription, available on The Criterion Channel, $10.99Depending on what movies or shows they're into, give them the gift that'll get the most mileage: a streaming service subscription. For some, that's Disney+ and its wide Pixar and Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings. For others, it's HBO Max and its impressive library and brand-new Warner Bros releases. If they're a deeply invested cinephile, the Criterion Collection comes with spotlighted series on directors, stars, genres, and themes — plus a 15-minute-a-month film school and guest curators such as Guillermo del Toro and Mira Nair. They'll find classics and lesser-known flicks from across the globe. Wooden TV dinner traysFood52Handcrafted Wooden Mix & Match Trays, available at Food52, $68For some people, dinner trays are a nightmare commonly associated with wearing a house dress and curlers. But for others, it's an indulgent and thoughtful dream-come-true. Whether they're watching movies in bed or eating on the couch, it's nice to have a convenient place to hold the popcorn and snacks.To make this gift extra special, pair it with microwave popcorn and movie snacks. You can find a gift box full of both here.A microwaveable popcorn makerAmazonThe Original Proper Popper Microwave Popcorn Popper, available at Amazon, $12.99Perfect for any movie night, this popcorn maker is lightweight, quick, and reusable. All they have to do is dump some popcorn kernels into this container, set it in the microwave, and in four minutes, they can have as much as 15 cups of popcorn. Or, you can just get them microwaveable popcorn packets and a substitute for the real-deal movie theater tub. A gift card to a local independent movie theaterAmazonFandango Gift Card, available at Fandango.com, $25If they love the moviegoing experience, give them more of it — whether it's their local AMC or a small independent spot where every staffer is also a movie buff.A new favorite mug with a clever "New Yorker" cartoonCondé Nast StoreOne of us is in the wrong movie mug, available at Condé Nast Store, $20They'll use it often — and don't we all need a little cheerful pick-me-up to start the day?A poster of their favorite filmEtsyClassic Movie Poster Art, available at Etsy, $10.80Whether it's "Jaws," "Casablanca," or "Ratatouille," there are plenty of cool posters you can have framed so they can put their passion on full display.A coffee table book by a famous director, or in homage to oneAmazonAccidentally Wes Anderson book, available at Amazon, $17.59This cute coffee table book pays homage to the world as seen through the lens of Wes Anderson, with beautiful photographs of places that look like scenes from his films.  If you think they'd enjoy something that's more directly related to a director or genre they admire, there are tons of other options, from a book on the complete films of Alfred Hitchcock to "The Art of Horror Movies."A jigsaw puzzle all about moviesAmazonWhite Mountain Puzzles The Movies - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle, available at Amazon, $17.99Keep their hands busy on a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle filled with iconic movie stars and memorabilia from popular films.A comfy weighted blanket they can curl up with at homeBrooklinenWeighted Throw Blanket, available at Brooklinen, $169Upgrade their movie-watching experience with a weighted blanket that feels like a hug for the duration of the movie. We often recommend Brooklinen's bedding because of the combination of price, performance, and quality. This blanket is made of breathable cotton filled with little glass beads.A book where directors discuss the movies that changed their livesGoodreadsThe Film That Changed My Life, available at Amazon, $14.79Would your movie buff enjoy popular directors examining classic movies that inspired them to lead the lives they've led? In this book, your giftee will learn tidbits about directors that range from Richard Linklater to John Woo.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 30th, 2022

84 great gifts for your girlfriend no matter her interests, from astrology jewelry to an REI co-op membership

We rounded up 84 thoughtful gifts to give your girlfriend, from keepsake jewelry under $100 to helpful tech and fitness accessories. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Gift your girlfriend a thoughtful, custom keepsake.Framebridge Giving your girlfriend a meaningful gift doesn't have to require hours of research. Below is a list of thoughtful gifts for your girlfriend, from accessories and tech to home decor. Still looking for gifts? Find more gift guides broken down by interest, budget, and occasion here. Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know your partner: What they love, what rituals they enjoy, what small daily annoyances you could possibly solve with a thoughtful gift. You also know how much they'll appreciate the gift when it comes from you.Odds are you want to give them something wonderful — whatever your price range is. All most of us need is a little direction and a few great options to pick from, so we put together a list of our favorite gift ideas for girlfriends of all personalities and interests to help guide you.Check out all 84 gifts for your girlfriend:This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Vuori. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*The best Apple Watch we've triedAppleApple Watch Series 7, available on Amazon and Apple, from $379If you're looking for a great gift and not concerned about staying in an under-$200 budget, we'd recommend the Apple Watch Series 7.Currently, we think it's the best Apple Watch. The Series 7 can charge up to 80% in 45 minutes, and it's the most advanced version with features such as blood oxygen saturation measuring and an electrocardiogram scanner to detect abnormalities in the heart's rhythm. Earrings made with her birthstoneMejuriAmethyst Flat Sphere Studs, available on Mejuri, $180If your girlfriend wears jewelry, birthstone earrings that she can keep forever are a thoughtful, personalized gift she'll wear often.  Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakeryMilk BarMilk Bar Treats, from $22If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, send her Milk Bar — the company delivers its iconic and decadent cakes, cookies, and truffles to her doorstep.A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classesClasspassClassPass Gift Card, from $15Boutique fitness classes are expensive, which can make trying new workouts — either for variety or to figure out what we like — less appealing. ClassPass solves both issues. It's relatively affordable, and members can access a neverending catalog of great workouts with small class sizes. If your partner is getting back into fitness after over a year of at-home workouts, we'd highly recommend a gift card here for whenever they're ready to use it.Leggings fit for workouts and lounge sessionsVuoriVuori Daily Legging, from $50Vuori is known for its smooth, soft fabrics and flattering fits — and the Daily Legging is no exception. Combining the leisure and comfort of a jogger with the function and stretch of a legging, your girlfriend can wear these for both workouts and weekend lounging. *Sponsored by VuoriA disposable camera that doesn't take you out of the momentGamesgamer024 The gamer/YouTubeDisposable camera, $42.49Interested in preserving memories without taking yourself out of them? A good disposable camera or a film camera can take the pressure away from perfection so you and your girlfriend can focus on just savoring experiences together.The best electric toothbrushColgateElectric toothbrush, $39.99If your girlfriend is more interested in gifts she needs as well as wants, an electric toothbrush is a good option. We've tested our fair share of electric toothbrushes, and we think Colgate's Hum is the best value. It cleans thoroughly and offers advanced features and modern design for $70 — which is considerably more affordable than options with fancy features you may not use enough. A planned trip for the two of you to take togetherAirbnbAirbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25If you want to gift an experience you and your girlfriend can enjoy together, grab a card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come up with a few location ideas to choose from. You can also book a hotel in your city on Booking.com or Expedia for a sweet staycation. *This gift can be saved and used at a later date.A versatile Exercise DressOutdoor VoicesThe Exercise Dress, available on Outdoor Voices, $100Given the popularity of the Exercise Dress, we wouldn't be surprised if this was on your girlfriend's wish list. The Exercise Dress is comfortable, versatile, and cute — which has made it a cult-favorite item. If she's a fan of dresses, outdoor voices, or clothes she can wear all day long, this may be a good option. Her favorite specialty food straight from the sourceGoldbelly/InstagramOrder her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $28Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy your girlfriend's 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 streaming bundle that checks off all the boxesHulu/Disney+/ESPN+/Business InsiderHulu, Disney+ ESPN+ Bundle, available at Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, from $13.99 per monthIf canceled sporting events or trips to Disney have you feeling down, you can gift Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu together to ensure the next few months include plenty of entertainment options. If your partner is not too fond of ads, this bundle can also be purchased with the ad-free version of Hulu.A small skincare tool that removes 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup residueAmazonForeo Luna Play Plus 2, available at Foreo, $59In the category of things your girlfriend may love but hasn't asked for yet: Foreo facial brushes. Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleansing devices. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so your partner can maintain their skincare routine while traveling. A thoughtful book she'll loveAmazon"Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar" by Cheryl Strayed, available on Amazon, $12.42Pick up one of your all-time favorite books that you think she'd like, or browse some of the books we love to gift. This collection of Dear Sugar advice columns is a heartfelt favorite. Its topics are diverse, its letters to Dear Sugar are intimate and relatable, and Cheryl Strayed's responses are both witty and extraordinarily compassionate.A membership to a huge outdoor co-opREIREI Co-Op Lifetime Membership, $20, available at REIAn 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. If your girlfriend loves the outdoors, this is an option she can enjoy solo and with you. A Dutch oven to elevate their bread gameLodge mfgEnameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $79.90Did your girlfriend get into baking bread and, miraculously, stay committed to it? If so, a really nice Dutch oven can help elevate her experience. You can get something great for under $100, or you can splurge on a beautiful Le Creuset. Other meaningful upgrades include a cooling rack, according to the famous baker Apollonia Poilâne.A subscription that sends her a six-month world tour of teasAtlas Tea ClubAtlas Tea Club 6 Month Subscription, available on Atlas Tea Club, $94This subscription sends your girlfriend single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world for six months. She'll get two delicious options sent to her home each month.Festive matching underwear from one of the internet's favorite startupsMeUndiesMatching Underwear, available at MeUndies, $42Get yourself and your girlfriend festive matching underwear — which also happen to be some of the most comfortable pairs we've ever found. MeUndies gives you the options to create your own personalized set — two styles listed for women, two styles listed for men, a mix, and whichever length or cut you and your partner prefer. A standing desk for a home office upgradeFullyJarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $569If she's working from home, your girlfriend might love a home office upgrade the most. We ranked the Fully Jarvis the best standing desk; it provides the right blend of features and reliable performance. Its customizations for style, height, and accessories make it adaptable to pretty much any need. A framed keepsake of a favorite memoryFramebridgeFramed photo, available at Framebridge, from $45Gift Card, available at Framebridge, from $25Framebridge makes custom framing a bit more affordable. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed, or have them print and frame it, and you can take advantage of the team of designers for help deciding what frame to get. The best socks she'll ever wearBombasBombas Women's Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $49.50Bombas makes the best socks we've ever tried, and they're a gift we find ourselves giving every year to loved ones. They're lightweight, moisture-wicking, and built to circumvent annoyances like uncomfortable seams and heel slipping.A powerful, customizable massage gunTheragunTheragun PRO, available at Therabody, $599This is the best massage gun we've tested — though it's also on the higher end of what you would expect to pay. We loved it in part due to its two-year warranty, adjustable massage arm, customizable speeds, 60 lbs of no-stall force, six different heads, an extra battery, and how easy it is to use. If you can't give your girlfriend an unlimited pass to professional massages, this is a nice in-between option. A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklaceMejuriAquarius Necklace, available at Mejuri, $395Mejuri is a Canadian startup created in 2015 to make fine jewelry affordable to buy — and it has racked up waitlists with more than 40,000 people before. Their popular Zodiac Necklace is cool, minimalist, and something she can wear every day. It's made in gold vermeil with AAA quality white sapphires. Mejuri's affordable pricing means the estimated traditional retail price of the same necklace elsewhere would be closer to $235.  The best bathrobe that money can buySnoweBathrobe, available at Snowe, $100Snowe's unisex bathrobe has been called the best and most absorbent terry robe on the market, and I'm just one more fervent believer. The cotton fiber traps air for extra absorbency and is soft and plush, and the unisex sizing means it will feel like a blanket-turned-robe. Perfect functionality, and extra points for coziness.A tracker for finding cell phones and wallets quicklyAmazonTile Pro, available at Amazon, $34.99When your girlfriend can't find her phone, all she has to do is click the Tile button to make her phone ring, even if it's on silent. We've found them especially useful lately. A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startupCuyanaLeather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $85 (+ $15 for monogram)Keeping track of tiny and delicate jewelry is difficult — but jewelry cases are a pretty and useful solution. This is a thoughtful and personalized gift, especially if you've gotten your girlfriend jewelry in the past, or plan to in the future. It's made from premium leather, comes in many colors, and can be monogrammed with her initials. Cuyana is a cool leather bag startup she may have already heard of. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that look good enough to wear outside of the houseFelix GrayFaraday Glasses, available at Felix Gray, from $95If she's ever complained about strain from constant screens, you can help mitigate it with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. They might even help with sleep.The convenience of Apple AirPodsHollis Johnson/Business InsiderApple AirPods, available at Best Buy, $119.99When 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 easy to use. For the latest option, you can pick up AirPods Pro for $189.99. A 215-piece art kit for creative projectsAmazonArt 101 215-Piece Wood Art Set, available at Amazon, $49.34If your girlfriend loves to create art, this 215-Piece art kit includes everything she'll need for projects: crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, fine line markers, watercolor cakes, and acrylic paint.A year-long MasterClass membership to learn about things she's passionate aboutMasterClassAnnual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $180/yearIf your dinner table conversations often include talk of photography, or tennis, or screenwriting, or another passion, consider getting your girlfriend a gift that helps her spend time with her hobbies. We love MasterClass because it kind of feels like entertainment. Classes are short, there's no homework, and she can listen to the audio like its a podcast or watch the videos. The site hosts classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders — from Neil deGrasse Tyson teaching Scientific Thinking and Communication to Malcolm Gladwell on Writing, Shonda Rhimes on Writing for Television, and Bob Iger on Business Strategy and Leadership. You can read our full review here.A one-size-fits-all lid that instantly declutters the cabinetsMade InSilicone Universal Lid Kit, available at Made In, $59This was one of the gifts that professional chefs recommended to us for avid home cooks. If your girlfriend loves to cook and has a plethora of differently sized pots and pans with all the corresponding lids, having one universal lid can declutter and streamline their space in one move. A convenient phone sanitizerPhoneSoapPhoneSoap 3 Smartphone UV Sanitizer, available at PhoneSoap, $79.95This small, easy-to-use device uses UV-C light to sanitize a phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs.A bottle (or two) of wineMcBride SistersMcBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Wine, starting at $19.99As the largest black-owned wine company in the United States, the McBride Sisters Collection is the perfect place to find a wine gift for your girlfriend. The Black Girl Magic collection in particular is inspired by the resilience of black women and includes varieties from Rosé to Merlot. The new Sonos Move portable speakerAmazonSonos Move, available at Best Buy, $399.99The Sonos Move is one of the best speakers on the market. It's powerful, can be controlled by voice or an app, and has Amazon Alexa built-in so on WiFi you can play music, check the news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, without much effort.A stylish, savvy carry-on with an external battery packAwayCarry-On, available at Away, from $225Away's hyper-popular suitcases deserve their hype. Their hard shell is lightweight but durable, their 360° spinner wheels make for seamless traveling, and the external (and ejectable and TSA-compliant) battery pack included can charge a smartphone five times over so she never has to sit behind a trash can at the airport for access to an outlet again. It's also guaranteed for life by Away. Find our full review here.16 highly-rated sheet masksAmazon/Business InsiderSheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $22.99Grab 39 sheet masks to make it easier for your girlfriend to have a frequent and well-deserved "treat yourself" day. These are highly-rated and have both vitamin E and collagen included for healthy, happy skin.   A weighted blanket for better restAmazonYnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $49.80Weighted blankets help create more restful sleep by "grounding" the body, and YnM makes some of the most popular and affordable weighted blankets on the internet. There are multiple sizes and weights for the ideal fit and width (they recommend picking whichever is about 10% of your body weight), and the segmented design allows you to move around without displacing all the weighted beads inside. A mini multipurpose toolAmazonMini Multitool Knife 12 in 1, available on Amazon, $9.99This lightweight multitool has a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and a bottle opener — so it's nine times as many opportunities for being useful as your average gift. A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoringFitbitFitbit Inspire 2, available at Best Buy, $69.95Fitbit's affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep someone informed about their physical activity — tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones.An 8-in-1 pan that helps to declutter your homeOur PlaceAlways Pan, available at Our Place, $145If you're spending more time at home cooking together — or re-organizing the kitchen — she may appreciate a good 8-in-1 cookware hack.The Always Pan from startup Our Place is a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest in the space of a single pan. In other words, a clever generalist that's extremely convenient for small spaces or minimalist cooks. You can read our review here.A video message from someone she loves almost as much as youCameo/Business InsiderCameo Video Messages, available at Cameo, from $15Whether it's your girlfriend's favorite actor, comedian, or athlete, you're likely to find someone she admires on Cameo. Cameo allows celebrities to send custom video messages to recipients for nearly any occasion, and a personalized video is a gift that she'll never forget. Personalized cartoon couple mugsShelley KleinPersonalized Family Mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, from $30These cute mugs can be personalized for what you're like as a couple, making for a special weekend morning coffee routine or just a nice reminder in the kitchen cabinet. On the back, you can add a family name and the year the couple was established if you'd like. Silky, breathable leggingsEverlaneEverlane Leggings, $68Everlane's Perform Leggings are some of our all-time favorites — they're breathable and silky, like a slightly less expensive version of Alo leggings. You can read a full review of the Everlane Perform Leggings and see pictures of them here.Beautiful candles from a cool startupOtherlandOtherland Candles, available at Otherland, $36Otherland is a candle company started by Abigail Cook Stone, a former art buyer for Ralph Lauren. If you want to give your girlfriend a candle that burns for 55 hours, looks beautiful, and comes from a startup that she's probably seen (or coveted) before, this is a great option. Find our full review here.The last weekend bag you'll ever need to buy herRothy'sRothy's The Weekender, available at Rothy's, $550With its large, padded top handles and roomy interior, Rothy's The Weekender might be the last overnight bag your partner ever needs. It's got multiple pockets and a sturdy insert that helps it maintain its shape. You'll be shocked by how much you can fit in this bag — definitely enough for a long weekend. It's made of recycled plastic pulled from the ocean and is machine washable.  The "world's most comfortable shoes"AllbirdsWomen's Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $98The classic Wool Runners make a great gift for the uninitiated, though we'd also highly recommend the brand's casual cup sole Wool Piper for everyday wear if that's more your partner's style. You can find our full review of the Runners here, and the Wool Pipers here.A customized map of her favorite placeGrafomapCustom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49Grafomap lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — like the first place you met, the best trip you ever took together, or the hometown she couldn't wait to show you. It's unique, thoughtful, and pretty inexpensive.  You can find our full review here.A gift card to a popular wine subscription clubWincGift Card, available at Winc, from $29.95Winc is a personalized wine club — and we think it's 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. An exercise bike for staying active indoorsNordicTrackCommercial S22i Studio Cycle, available at NordicTrack, $1,499If money is of no object and your partner is trying to figure out how to exercise while staying indoors, an exercise bike is a particularly thoughtful and useful gift right now. We like the NordicTrack option the most overall, but we also like and recommend options that are under $200. A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memoryArtifact Uprising/Business InsiderLarge Format Prints, available at Artifact Uprising, from $22Artifact Uprising makes luxury prints at accessible prices — and they make especially thoughtful gifts that look like they should cost much more. Get one of their favorite photos printed on archival fine art paper for $20 and up, or thoughtful cards for as little as $1 per custom card. You can also make a color series photo book for $22, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $30.A mug that keeps hot drinks hot for up to six hours straightHydro FlaskHydro Flask Mug, 12 oz, available at Hydro Flask, from $24.95This mug is a common desk companion for the Insider Reviews team. The 12-ounce coffee mug has the company's proprietary TempShield insulation that made its water bottles famous. This mug will keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. Read our full review of it here.A gift card for delicious, healthy meals she can make in about 30 secondsDaily HarvestGift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50Daily Harvest is a food startup that makes it possible to eat healthy, delicious meals for less than $10 each even if you only have 30 seconds to spare for prep time. Meals are pre-portioned, delicious, and designed by both a chef and a nutritionist to make sure they're tasty and good for you. It addressed most of my healthy eating roadblocks. The best hair dryer ever inventedDyson/FacebookDyson Blow Dryer, available at Ulta, $399.99This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, making it a cult favorite. It prevents hair damage by measuring air temperature 20 times per second, has a specially designed Dyson motor for fast drying, and reduces static, breakage, and makes hair look smooth and shiny.Comfy, high-end sheets at the best price on the marketBrooklinenLuxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen, from $240Brooklinen is one of our favorite companies, point-blank. We think they make 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.The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in plenty of colors and patterns, and you can mix and match them to suit your taste. Grab a gift card if you want to give her more freedom. If you opt for a sheet bundle, she'll receive a core sheet set (fitted, flat, two pillowcases), duvet cover, and two extra pillowcases in soft, smooth 480-thread-count weave.This cozy loungewear set that she'll never want to take offKnixKnix Cozzzy Track Pants, available at Knix, $46.75Cozy and warm, the Cozzzy Track Pants from Knix are comfortable enough to wear around the house while also being cute enough to wear to the market. The ultra-soft fabric feels like the softest terry cloth washcloth you've ever used, and its slouchy fit is modern and luxe. She'll love the joggers with cuffed legs that are sleek without being overly tight. Comes in cream and gray.The internet's favorite olive oilBrightlandAwake Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37Brightland's olive oils make great gifts for cooks and anyone else who loves to entertain. The white bottles protect the EVOO from light damage and look nice displayed on a countertop. Find a full review here. A high-tech towel that keeps her from slipping around during yoga classesMandukaManduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, from $42.50Manduka is known for making the best yoga products, and their Yogitoes towel is one of the most loved. It has tiny 100% silicone nubs on one side that grab yoga mats and keep yogis from slipping around during the exercise. Having a good towel can make a big difference. It also comes in 19 great colors and gets eco-friendly points. Each Yogitoes towel is made from eight recycled plastic water bottles, and made with dyes free of azo, lead, or heavy metal. A card game that's meant to deepen personal connectionsUrban OutfittersWe're Not Really Strangers Card Game, available at Urban Outfitters, $30This card game, from the popular Instagram account We're Not Really Strangers, is designed to enhance connections between people with different levels: perceptions, connection, and reflection. Not only is it a card game you haven't played before, but it's also a thoughtful activity you can enjoy with your girlfriend.A cooking class from one of the nation's top chefsCozymeal/InstagramGift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50With a Cozymeal class, you and your girlfriend can learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to Argentinian staple dishes from the nation's top chefs. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers food tours in various cities (when it's safe to do so). A satin-lined beanieAndrea Bossi / Business InsiderKink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $36Most people with naturally curly hair avoid wearing hats to reduce frizz, but Kink and Coil's satin-lined beanie solves that issue. Just like a silk pillowcase or a bonnet, the inside of the beanie is designed to protect your hair from frizz and damage. On top of that, the pom-pom can be removed, if she'd prefer to wear the hat without it.We spoke with a trichologist to learn more about how satin- and silk-lined beanies can benefit anyone with curly or high-porosity hair. Rihanna's bestselling Fenty skincare setFenty BeautyFenty Skin Start'rs Full-Size Bundle, $75Rihanna's bestselling skincare bundle from her brand Fenty includes everything she'll need to maintain healthy skin. The kit includes a facial cleanser, toner, and two-in-one sunscreen moisturizer. Read our full review of the Fenty skincare set here.A cashmere crew from Everlane that she'll own foreverEverlaneThe Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $120For a closet staple she'll own for years to come, Everlane's $120 Cashmere Crew (available in various colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has plenty of great gifts (you can find the Everlane basics we wear repeatedly here), so you can't really go wrong. A small cold brew coffee makerAmazonAirtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Walmart, $34.99This small cold brew maker (available in 1-liter and 1.5-liter options) makes coffee's less acidic, smoother cousin cold brew in 12 hours in the fridge, so there's minimal hassle and always a treat ready in the morning on your girlfriend's way out the door to work. A stylish leather makeup pouch that's thoughtful and easy to travel withDagne DoverHunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women's handbag companies to know, and its toiletry pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size holds a handful of go-to toiletries, and the large should have enough space for all of the grooming essentials.A comfy zip-up for the months aheadPatagoniaBetter Sweater, available at Patagonia, from $139Patagonia makes our favorite athleisure options overall, and that definitely includes the Better Sweater. It works in pretty much any environment — in the office, at home, on a hike, or on a casual night out — and has zippered pockets to keep hands warm in the cold months. We're also big fans of the 1/4 Zip option.A new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for reading anywhereAmazonKindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $129.99If your girlfriend is a reader, we'd suggest looking at Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite; it's the company's thinnest and lightest yet, with double the storage. Perhaps the best features are that it's waterproof and has a built-in adjustable light for the perfect reading environment indoors or outdoors, day or night. If she loves a nice, relaxing bath, pair this with a caddy, bath bombs, and a glass of wine for a relaxing night in that you've already taken care of.A cult-favorite hair towel that reduces damage and cuts drying time by 50%AquisAquis Rapid Dry Hair Towel, available at Anthropologie, from $30Aquis' cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes for her 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. A fun, unique local dateAirbnb/Business InsiderAirbnb Experiences, available at Airbnb, from $10Airbnb started offering experience programming online. You can book from thousands of experiences that range from workouts with Olympic athletes over Zoom to cooking classes with chefs you'd normally have to hop on a flight to meet. We tested a a tango class and a Moroccan cooking class.It's also an under-utilized part of Airbnb, making it a thoughtful and unusual gift — and one you may keep using with your girlfriend for out-of-the-box date nights in the future. As states and countries slowly begin reopening, Airbnb listings and in-person activities are becoming options again, but you can still participate in online activities from home if you're not ready to travel yet or just want a fun activity. A houseplant that arrives already potted and is easy to care forLeon & GeorgeSilver Evergreen, available at Leon & George, from $149Leon & George is a San Francisco startup that will send beautiful plants — potted in stylish, minimalist pots — to your girlfriend's door. All she has to do is to occasionally add water. Flowers are wonderful, but houseplants have a much longer shelf life, and most of Leon & George's options are very easy to care for. We'd also recommend checking out Bloomscape for small plant trios under $70.  Beautiful earrings she'll own foreverStone and StrandSparkle Diamond Cluster Huggies, available at Stone and Strand, $395They're solid gold, conflict-free, and made locally. Plus, the style is versatile enough that your girlfriend can wear them every day.A membership to a popular skincare and makeup subscription that sends new, cool, and bestselling products once per monthConnie Chen/Business InsiderBirchbox Gift Subscription, available at Birchbox, from $45Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of samples of new and cult-favorite products to subscribers so they can find products they love without much commitment or cost upfront. Makeup and skincare products can be expensive, so this is a particularly helpful service. A funny and unique cardLoveFromCo/EtsyYou Take My Breath Away, available at Etsy, from $4.09You can pick up a card from Walgreens on your way to exchange gifts, but it'll mean more if you think just a few days ahead. Etsy has great options for cheap, unique, handmade gifts that are cool and thoughtful. This one is perfect for a couple who appreciates a "The Office" deep cut. A streaming stick that gives you access to hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodesAmazonRoku Streaming Stick +, available at Best Buy, $44.99Roku's Streaming Stick+ is exceptional for its 4K, HDR, and HD streaming, and long-range wireless receiver. Installing it is an easy process and starts by plugging the stick into his TV.A great foam rollerTB12Vibrating Pliability Roller, available on TB12, $160If your girlfriend is very physically active, a foam roller is a nice gift to aid in her workout recovery and soreness. This one is our favorite because it has four levels of vibration, a pattern that targets muscle groups, and a durable exterior. But, if your budget doesn't fit a $160 foam roller, never fear — we like some under-$20 options too. A subscription to a book club that sends her great hardcovers once per monthBook of the Month Instagram3-Month Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $49.99If she's a bookworm, Book of the Month is an especially thoughtful and unique 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 ("Gone with the Wind" and "Catcher in the Rye" to name a couple). If you gift her a subscription, she'll receive a hardcover book delivered to her door once a month. Books are selected by a team of experts and celebrity guest judges.If she's really more into audiobooks or e-reading now rather than hardcovers, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here).Fancy popcorn and a movie nightWilliams SonomaAmish Popcorn Gift Set, available at Williams Sonoma, $29.95Make a reservation at a nice outdoor restaurant, stock up on your girlfriend's favorite movie candy and some fun drinks ahead of time (wrap them for an extra wow-factor), and create your own in-house cinema experience. Or, perhaps even better, order a bunch of take-out from your favorite local restaurants.A gift set of a dozen decadent bath bombsAmazonBath Bomb Gift Set, available at Walmart, $34.53This bath bomb gift set comes with 12 handcrafted bath bombs that range from mango-papaya to lavender in scent, and some of which include flower petals. They're a great addition to a long bath, as is a bamboo bathtub tray. A subscription to a coffee service that sends coffees specifically for her taste preferencesDriftaway Facebook3-Month Subscription, available at Driftaway Coffee, from $75If your girlfriend loves coffee, she'll probably love to try Driftaway. It's a gourmet coffee subscription that gets smarter the longer you use it, remembering your preferences and steering you towards increasingly accurate brews for your specific tastes. The first shipment will be a tasting kit with four coffee profiles, which she'll rate online or in the app to start getting personalized options.A book of love letters written by history's great menAmazonLove Letters of Great Men, available at Amazon, $13.95It can be hard to do yourself justice in words — whether they're spoken or written in a card. This compilation of love letters written by great men can help you say it without actually technically saying it. Bonus points if you write your own, or mark the ones in the book that most closely resemble your own feelings.  A beautiful diamond necklace she'll have foreverAUrateDiamond Bezel Necklace, available at AUrate, from $320A diamond necklace doesn't have to be thousands of dollars, as fine jewelry startups like AUrate are proving. This necklace is something she can keep and wear forever, and both the solid gold and conflict-free diamonds are of the highest quality. Lush, subtly scented body washNecessaireNecessaire — The Body Wash, available at Sephora, $25New startup Necessaire formulates its body care products with nourishing vitamins and clean ingredients. The subtly scented Body Wash will leave her skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished. Hand sanitizer that smells goodTouchlandTouchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $9Many of us are using hand sanitizer a lot these days. Why not pick one they'd enjoy using? This version from Touchland is a little moisturizing and doesn't smell like alcohol or make hands sticky. Read our full review here.A stylish weekender to keep her organized on the goCaraa SportCaraa Studio Tote Large, available at Caraa, $250Caraa Sport makes some of the most functional and best-looking gym bags on the market. This one can transition from tote to backpack by adding straps. It also has a hidden shoe compartment and a waterproof and antimicrobial lining.An award-winning at-home facialSephoraDrunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, available at Sephora, $80This is an award-winning mask with a big following in the beauty and skincare community. It's $80, but it's an at-home pro-quality facial your girlfriend can use anytime — which is a fraction of the price required for regular facials.Kitchen towels that rate wines by how well they pair with certain foodsUncommon GoodsWine Pairing Towel, available at Wolf & Badger, $19If your girlfriend loves having a nice glass of wine and/or cooking, she'll appreciate the thought behind this unique wine pairing towel. Grab a bottle and some corresponding ingredients for a fun night in for the two of you.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytDec 8th, 2021

The 85 truly unique gifts for your girlfriend that she will actually love, from personalized jewelry to unique subscription boxes

We rounded up 85 thoughtful gifts to give your girlfriend, from keepsake jewelry under $100 to helpful tech and fitness accessories. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Give your girlfriend a thoughtful, custom keepsake. Framebridge Giving your girlfriend a meaningful gift doesn't have to require hours of research. Below is a list of thoughtful gifts for your girlfriend, from accessories and tech to home decor. Still looking for gifts? Find more gift guides broken down by interest, budget, and occasion here. Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know your partner: What they love, what rituals they enjoy, what small daily annoyances you could possibly solve with a thoughtful gift. You also know how much they'll appreciate the gift coming from you.Odds are you want to give them something wonderful - whatever your price range is. All most of us need is a little direction and a few great options to pick from, so we put together a list of our favorite gift ideas for girlfriends of all personalities to help guide you, below.Check out all 85 gifts for your girlfriend:This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Vuori. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.* Earrings made with her birthstone Mejuri Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs, available on Mejuri, $180If your girlfriend wears jewelry, birthstone earrings that she can keep forever are a thoughtful, personalized gift she'll wear often.   Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakery Milk Bar Milk Bar Treats, from $22If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, send her Milk Bar — the company delivers its iconic and decadent cakes, cookies, and truffles to her doorstep. A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classes Classpass ClassPass Gift Card, from $15Boutique fitness classes are expensive, which can make trying new workouts — either for variety or to figure out what we like — less appealing. ClassPass solves both issues. It's relatively affordable, and members can access a neverending catalog of great workouts with small class sizes. If your partner is getting back into fitness after over a year of at-home workouts, we'd highly recommend a gift card here for whenever they're ready to use it. Leggings fit for workouts and lounge sessions Vuori Vuori Daily Legging, from $59Vuori is known for its smooth, soft fabrics and flattering fits — and the Daily Legging is no exception. Combining the leisure and comfort of a jogger with the function and stretch of a legging, your girlfriend can wear these for both workouts and weekend lounging. *Sponsored by Vuori A disposable camera that doesn't take you out of the moment Gamesgamer024 The gamer/YouTube Disposable camera, $45Interested in preserving memories without taking yourself out of them? A good disposable camera or a film camera can take the pressure away from perfection so you and your girlfriend can focus on just savoring experiences together. The best electric toothbrush Colgate Electric toothbrush, $39.99If your girlfriend is more interested in gifts she needs as well as wants, an electric toothbrush is a good option. We've tested our fair share of electric toothbrushes, and we think Colgate's Hum is the best value. It cleans thoroughly and offers advanced features and modern design for $70 — which is considerably more affordable than options with fancy features you may not use enough.  A planned trip for the two of you to take together Airbnb Airbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25If you want to gift an experience you and your girlfriend can enjoy together, grab a card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come up with a few location ideas to choose from. You can also book a hotel in your city on Booking.com or Expedia for a sweet staycation. *This gift can be saved and used at a later date. A versatile Exercise Dress Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress, available on Outdoor Voices, $100Given the popularity of the Exercise Dress, we wouldn't be surprised if this was on your girlfriend's wish list. The Exercise Dress is comfortable, versatile, and cute — which has made it a cult-favorite item. If she's a fan of dresses, outdoor voices, or clothes she can wear all day long, this may be a good option.  Her favorite specialty food straight from the source Goldbelly/Instagram Order her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $28Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy your girlfriend's 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 streaming bundle that checks off all the boxes Hulu/Disney+/ESPN+/Business Insider Hulu, Disney+ ESPN+ Bundle, available at Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, from $13.99 per monthIf canceled sporting events or trips to Disney have you feeling down, you can gift Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu together to ensure the next few months include plenty of entertainment options. If your partner is not too fond of ads, this bundle can also be purchased with the ad-free version of Hulu. A small skincare tool that removes 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup residue Amazon Foreo Luna Play Plus 2, available at Foreo, $59In the category of things your girlfriend may love but hasn't asked for yet: Foreo facial brushes. Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleansing devices. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so your partner can maintain their skincare routine while traveling.  A thoughtful book she'll love Amazon "Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar" by Cheryl Strayed, available on Amazon, $12.42Pick up one of your all-time favorite books that you think she'd like, or browse some of the books we love to gift. This collection of Dear Sugar advice columns is a heartfelt favorite. Its topics are diverse, its letters to Dear Sugar are intimate and relatable, and Cheryl Strayed's responses are both witty and extraordinarily compassionate. A membership to a huge outdoor co-op REI REI Co-Op Lifetime Membership, $20, available at REIAn 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. If your girlfriend loves the outdoors, this is an option she can enjoy solo and with you.  A Dutch oven to elevate their bread game Lodge mfg Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $79.90Did your girlfriend get into baking bread and, miraculously, stay committed to it? If so, a really nice Dutch oven can help elevate her experience. You can get something great for under $100, or you can splurge on a beautiful Le Creuset. Other meaningful upgrades include a cooling rack, according to the famous baker Apollonia Poilâne. A subscription that sends her a six-month world tour of teas Atlas Tea Club Atlas Tea Club 6 Month Subscription, available on Atlas Tea Club, $109This subscription sends your girlfriend single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world for six months. She'll get two delicious options sent to her home each month. Festive matching underwear from one of the internet's favorite startups MeUndies Matching Underwear, available at MeUndies, $42Get yourself and your girlfriend festive matching underwear — which also happen to be some of the most comfortable pairs we've ever found. MeUndies gives you the options to create your own personalized set — two styles listed for women, two styles listed for men, a mix, and whichever length or cut you and your partner prefer.  A standing desk for a home office upgrade Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $569If she's working from home, your girlfriend might love a home office upgrade the most. We ranked the Fully Jarvis the best standing desk; it provides the right blend of features and reliable performance. Its customizations for style, height, and accessories make it adaptable to pretty much any need.  A framed keepsake of a favorite memory Framebridge Framed photo, available at Framebridge, from $45Gift Card, available at Framebridge, from $25Framebridge makes custom framing a bit more affordable. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed, or have them print and frame it, and you can take advantage of the team of designers for help deciding what frame to get.  The best socks she'll ever wear Bombas Bombas Women's Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $49.50Bombas makes the best socks we've ever tried, and they're a gift we find ourselves giving every year to loved ones. They're lightweight, moisture-wicking, and built to circumvent annoyances like uncomfortable seams and heel slipping. A powerful, customizable massage gun Theragun Theragun PRO, available at Therabody, $599This is the best massage gun we've tested — though it's also on the higher end of what you would expect to pay. We loved it in part due to its two-year warranty, adjustable massage arm, customizable speeds, 60 lbs of no-stall force, six different heads, an extra battery, and how easy it is to use. If you can't give your girlfriend an unlimited pass to professional massages, this is a nice in-between option.  A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklace Mejuri Aquarius Necklace, available at Mejuri, $395Mejuri is a Canadian startup created in 2015 to make fine jewelry affordable to buy — and it has racked up waitlists with more than 40,000 people before. Their popular Zodiac Necklace is cool, minimalist, and something she can wear every day. It's made in gold vermeil with AAA quality white sapphires. Mejuri's affordable pricing means the estimated traditional retail price of the same necklace elsewhere would be closer to $235.   The best bathrobe that money can buy Snowe Bathrobe, available at Snowe, $100Snowe's unisex bathrobe has been called the best and most absorbent terry robe on the market, and I'm just one more fervent believer. The cotton fiber traps air for extra absorbency and is soft and plush, and the unisex sizing means it will feel like a blanket-turned-robe. Perfect functionality, and extra points for coziness. A tracker for finding cell phones and wallets quickly Amazon Tile Pro, available at Amazon, $34.99When your girlfriend can't find her phone, all she has to do is click the Tile button to make her phone ring, even if it's on silent. We've found them especially useful lately.  A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startup Cuyana Leather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $85 (+ $15 for monogram)Keeping track of tiny and delicate jewelry is difficult — but jewelry cases are a pretty and useful solution. This is a thoughtful and personalized gift, especially if you've gotten your girlfriend jewelry in the past, or plan to in the future. It's made from premium leather, comes in many colors, and can be monogrammed with her initials. Cuyana is a cool leather bag startup she may have already heard of.  A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that look good enough to wear outside of the house Felix Gray Faraday Glasses, available at Felix Gray, from $95If she's ever complained about strain from constant screens, you can help mitigate it with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. They might even help with sleep. The convenience of Apple AirPods Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple AirPods, available at Best Buy, $129.99When 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 easy to use. For the latest option, you can pick up AirPods Pro for $199.99 on Best Buy too.  A 215-piece art kit for creative projects Amazon Art 101 215-Piece Wood Art Set, available at Amazon, $49.99If your girlfriend loves to create art, this 215-Piece art kit includes everything she'll need for projects: crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, fine line markers, watercolor cakes, and acrylic paint. A year-long MasterClass membership to learn about things she's passionate about MasterClass Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $180/yearIf your dinner table conversations often include talk of photography, or tennis, or screenwriting, or another passion, consider getting your girlfriend a gift that helps her spend time with her hobbies. We love MasterClass because it kind of feels like entertainment. Classes are short, there's no homework, and she can listen to the audio like its a podcast or watch the videos. The site hosts classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders — from Neil deGrasse Tyson teaching Scientific Thinking and Communication to Malcolm Gladwell on Writing, Shonda Rhimes on Writing for Television, and Bob Iger on Business Strategy and Leadership. You can read our full review here. A one-size-fits-all lid that instantly declutters the cabinets Made In Silicone Universal Lid Kit, available at Made In, $59This was one of the gifts that professional chefs recommended to us for avid home cooks. If your girlfriend loves to cook and has a plethora of differently sized pots and pans with all the corresponding lids, having one universal lid can declutter and streamline their space in one move.  A convenient phone sanitizer PhoneSoap PhoneSoap 3 Smartphone UV Sanitizer, available at PhoneSoap, $79.95This small, easy-to-use device uses UV-C light to sanitize a phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs. A bottle (or two) of wine McBride Sisters McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Wine, starting at $19.99As the largest black-owned wine company in the United States, the McBride Sisters Collection is the perfect place to find a wine gift for your girlfriend. The Black Girl Magic collection in particular is inspired by the resilience of black women and includes varieties from Rosé to Merlot.  The new Sonos Move portable speaker Amazon Sonos Move, available at Best Buy, $399.99The Sonos Move is one of the best speakers on the market. It's powerful, can be controlled by voice or an app, and has Amazon Alexa built-in so on WiFi you can play music, check the news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, without much effort. 16 highly-rated sheet masks Amazon/Business Insider Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $22.99Grab 39 sheet masks to make it easier for your girlfriend to have a frequent and well-deserved "treat yourself" day. These are highly-rated and have both vitamin E and collagen included for healthy, happy skin.    A weighted blanket for better rest Amazon YnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $39.50Weighted blankets help create more restful sleep by "grounding" the body, and YnM makes some of the most popular and affordable weighted blankets on the internet. There are multiple sizes and weights for the ideal fit and width (they recommend picking whichever is about 10% of your body weight), and the segmented design allows you to move around without displacing all the weighted beads inside.  A mini multipurpose tool Amazon Mini Multitool Knife 12 in 1, available on Amazon, $8.99This lightweight multitool has a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and a bottle opener — so it's nine times as many opportunities for being useful as your average gift.  A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring Fitbit Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Best Buy, $99.95Fitbit's affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep someone informed about their physical activity — tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones. An 8-in-1 pan that helps to declutter your home Our Place Always Pan, available at Our Place, $115If you're spending more time at home cooking together — or re-organizing the kitchen — she may appreciate a good 8-in-1 cookware hack.The Always Pan from startup Our Place is a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest in the space of a single pan. In other words, a clever generalist that's extremely convenient for small spaces or minimalist cooks. You can read our review here. A video message from someone she loves almost as much as you Cameo/Business Insider Cameo Video Messages, available at Cameo, from $15Whether it's your girlfriend's favorite actor, comedian, or athlete, you're likely to find someone she admires on Cameo. Cameo allows celebrities to send custom video messages to recipients for nearly any occasion, and a personalized video is a gift that she'll never forget.  Personalized cartoon couple mugs Shelley Klein Personalized Family Mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, from $30These cute mugs can be personalized for what you're like as a couple, making for a special weekend morning coffee routine or just a nice reminder in the kitchen cabinet. On the back, you can add a family name and the year the couple was established if you'd like.  Silky, breathable leggings Everlane Everlane Leggings, $68Everlane's Perform Leggings are some of our all-time favorites — they're breathable and silky, like a slightly less expensive version of Alo leggings. You can read a full review of the Everlane Perform Leggings and see pictures of them here. Beautiful candles from a cool startup Otherland Otherland Candles, available at Otherland, $36Otherland is a candle company started by Abigail Cook Stone, a former art buyer for Ralph Lauren. If you want to give your girlfriend a candle that burns for 55 hours, looks beautiful, and comes from a startup that she's probably seen (or coveted) before, this is a great option. Find our full review here. The last weekend bag you'll ever need to buy her Rothy's Rothy's The Weekender, available at Rothy's, $550With its large, padded top handles and roomy interior, Rothy's The Weekender might be the last overnight bag your partner ever needs. It's got multiple pockets and a sturdy insert that helps it maintain its shape. You'll be shocked by how much you can fit in this bag — definitely enough for a long weekend. It's made of recycled plastic pulled from the ocean and is machine washable.   The "world's most comfortable shoes" Allbirds Women's Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $98The classic Wool Runners make a great gift for the uninitiated, though we'd also highly recommend the brand's casual cup sole Wool Piper for everyday wear if that's more your partner's style. You can find our full review of the Runners here, and the Wool Pipers here. A customized map of her favorite place Grafomap Custom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49Grafomap lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — like the first place you met, the best trip you ever took together, or the hometown she couldn't wait to show you. It's unique, thoughtful, and pretty inexpensive.  You can find our full review here. A gift card to a popular wine subscription club Winc Gift Card, available at Winc, from $29.95Winc is a personalized wine club — and we think it's 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.  An exercise bike for staying active indoors NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle, available at NordicTrack, $1,999If money is of no object and your partner is trying to figure out how to exercise while staying indoors, an exercise bike is a particularly thoughtful and useful gift right now. We like the NordicTrack option the most overall, but we also like and recommend options that are under $200.  A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memory Artifact Uprising/Business Insider Large Format Prints, available at Artifact Uprising, from $22Artifact Uprising makes luxury prints at accessible prices — and they make especially thoughtful gifts that look like they should cost much more. Get one of their favorite photos printed on archival fine art paper for $20 and up, or thoughtful cards for as little as $1 per custom card. You can also make a color series photo book for $22, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $30. A mug that keeps hot drinks hot for up to six hours straight Hydro Flask Hydro Flask Mug, 12 oz, available at Hydro Flask, from $24.95This mug is a common desk companion for the Insider Reviews team. The 12-ounce coffee mug has the company's proprietary TempShield insulation that made its water bottles famous. This mug will keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. Read our full review of it here. A gift card for delicious, healthy meals she can make in about 30 seconds Daily Harvest Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50Daily Harvest is a food startup that makes it possible to eat healthy, delicious meals for less than $10 each even if you only have 30 seconds to spare for prep time. Meals are pre-portioned, delicious, and designed by both a chef and a nutritionist to make sure they're tasty and good for you. It addressed most of my healthy eating roadblocks.  The best hair dryer ever invented Dyson/Facebook Dyson Blow Dryer, available at Ulta, $399.99This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, making it a cult favorite. It prevents hair damage by measuring air temperature 20 times per second, has a specially designed Dyson motor for fast drying, and reduces static, breakage, and makes hair look smooth and shiny. Comfy, high-end sheets at the best price on the market Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen, from $240Brooklinen is one of our favorite companies, point-blank. We think they make 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.The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in plenty of colors and patterns, and you can mix and match them to suit your taste. Grab a gift card if you want to give her more freedom. If you opt for a sheet bundle, she'll receive a core sheet set (fitted, flat, two pillowcases), duvet cover, and two extra pillowcases in soft, smooth 480-thread-count weave. This cozy loungewear set that she'll never want to take off Knix Knix Cozzzy Track Pants, available at Knix, $46.75Cozy and warm, the Cozzzy Track Pants from Knix are comfortable enough to wear around the house while also being cute enough to wear to the market. The ultra-soft fabric feels like the softest terry cloth washcloth you've ever used, and its slouchy fit is modern and luxe. She'll love the joggers with cuffed legs that are sleek without being overly tight. Comes in cream and gray. The internet's favorite olive oil Brightland Awake Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37Brightland's olive oils make great gifts for cooks and anyone else who loves to entertain. The white bottles protect the EVOO from light damage and look nice displayed on a countertop. Find a full review here.  A comfortable cable-knit sweater United By Blue United By Blue Recycled Cotton Fisherman Sweater, $99.99A cable-knit or fisherman's sweater is a wardrobe staple that'll last for years. United By Blue's take on the classic piece is made from recycled cotton and is super soft, so your girlfriend has a feel-good cozy staple. A high-tech towel that keeps her from slipping around during yoga classes Manduka Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, from $58Manduka is known for making the best yoga products, and their Yogitoes towel is one of the most loved. It has tiny 100% silicone nubs on one side that grab yoga mats and keep yogis from slipping around during the exercise. Having a good towel can make a big difference. It also comes in 19 great colors and gets eco-friendly points. Each Yogitoes towel is made from eight recycled plastic water bottles, and made with dyes free of azo, lead, or heavy metal.  A card game that's meant to deepen personal connections Urban Outfitters We're Not Really Strangers Card Game, available at Urban Outfitters, $30This card game, from the popular Instagram account We're Not Really Strangers, is designed to enhance connections between people with different levels: perceptions, connection, and reflection. Not only is it a card game you haven't played before, but it's also a thoughtful activity you can enjoy with your girlfriend. A cooking class from one of the nation's top chefs Cozymeal/Instagram Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50With a Cozymeal class, you and your girlfriend can learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to Argentinian staple dishes from the nation's top chefs. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers food tours in various cities (when it's safe to do so).  A satin-lined beanie Andrea Bossi / Business Insider Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $37Most people with naturally curly hair avoid wearing hats to reduce frizz, but Kink and Coil's satin-lined beanie solves that issue. Just like a silk pillowcase or a bonnet, the inside of the beanie is designed to protect your hair from frizz and damage. On top of that, the pom-pom can be removed, if she'd prefer to wear the hat without it.We spoke with a trichologist to learn more about how satin- and silk-lined beanies can benefit anyone with curly or high-porosity hair.  Rihanna's bestselling Fenty skincare set Fenty Beauty Fenty Skin Start'rs Full-Size Bundle, $75Rihanna's bestselling skincare bundle from her brand Fenty includes everything she'll need to maintain healthy skin. The kit includes a facial cleanser, toner, and two-in-one sunscreen moisturizer. Read our full review of the Fenty skincare set here. A cashmere crew from Everlane that she'll own forever Everlane The Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $120For a closet staple she'll own for years to come, Everlane's $120 Cashmere Crew (available in various colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has plenty of great gifts (you can find the Everlane basics we wear repeatedly here), so you can't really go wrong.  A small cold brew coffee maker Amazon Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Walmart, $37.55This small cold brew maker (available in 1-liter and 1.5-liter options) makes coffee's less acidic, smoother cousin cold brew in 12 hours in the fridge, so there's minimal hassle and always a treat ready in the morning on your girlfriend's way out the door to work.  A stylish leather makeup pouch that's thoughtful and easy to travel with Dagne Dover Hunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women's handbag companies to know, and its toiletry pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size holds a handful of go-to toiletries, and the large should have enough space for all of the grooming essentials. A comfy zip-up for the months ahead Patagonia Better Sweater, available at Patagonia, from $139Patagonia makes our favorite athleisure options overall, and that definitely includes the Better Sweater. It works in pretty much any environment — in the office, at home, on a hike, or on a casual night out — and has zippered pockets to keep hands warm in the cold months. We're also big fans of the 1/4 Zip option. A new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for reading anywhere Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $84.99If your girlfriend is a reader, we'd suggest looking at Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite; it's the company's thinnest and lightest yet, with double the storage. Perhaps the best features are that it's waterproof and has a built-in adjustable light for the perfect reading environment indoors or outdoors, day or night. If she loves a nice, relaxing bath, pair this with a caddy, bath bombs, and a glass of wine for a relaxing night in that you've already taken care of. A cult-favorite hair towel that reduces damage and cuts drying time by 50% Aquis Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Towel, available at Anthropologie, from $30Aquis' cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes for her 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.  A fun, unique local date Airbnb/Business Insider Airbnb Experiences, available at Airbnb, from $10Airbnb started offering experience programming online. You can book from thousands of experiences that range from workouts with Olympic athletes over Zoom to cooking classes with chefs you'd normally have to hop on a flight to meet. We tested a a tango class and a Moroccan cooking class.It's also an under-utilized part of Airbnb, making it a thoughtful and unusual gift — and one you may keep using with your girlfriend for out-of-the-box date nights in the future. As states and countries slowly begin reopening, Airbnb listings and in-person activities are becoming options again, but you can still participate in online activities from home if you're not ready to travel yet or just want a fun activity.  A houseplant that arrives already potted and is easy to care for Leon & George Silver Evergreen, available at Leon & George, from $149Leon & George is a San Francisco startup that will send beautiful plants — potted in stylish, minimalist pots — to your girlfriend's door. All she has to do is to occasionally add water. Flowers are wonderful, but houseplants have a much longer shelf life, and most of Leon & George's options are very easy to care for. We'd also recommend checking out Bloomscape for small plant trios under $70.   Beautiful earrings she'll own forever Stone and Strand Sparkle Diamond Cluster Huggies, available at Stone and Strand, $395They're solid gold, conflict-free, and made locally. Plus, the style is versatile enough that your girlfriend can wear them every day. A membership to a popular skincare and makeup subscription that sends new, cool, and bestselling products once per month Connie Chen/Business Insider Birchbox Gift Subscription, available at Birchbox, from $45Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of samples of new and cult-favorite products to subscribers so they can find products they love without much commitment or cost upfront. Makeup and skincare products can be expensive, so this is a particularly helpful service.  A funny and unique card LoveFromCo/Etsy You Take My Breath Away, available at Etsy, from $4.19You can pick up a card from Walgreens on your way to exchange gifts, but it'll mean more if you think just a few days ahead. Etsy has great options for cheap, unique, handmade gifts that are cool and thoughtful. This one is perfect for a couple who appreciates a "The Office" deep cut.  A leather wallet from the same manufacturer as Prada for a fraction of the price Italic Brynn Zip Around Wallet, available at Italic, $50Italic is a startup that makes unbranded luxury goods from the same factories that produce designs for brands like Givenchy or scents for Le Labo — minus the markup. The Zip-Around Wallet is made from soft, calfskin leather and comes in four classic colors.It comes from the same manufacturer as Celine and Prada, and Italic estimates it would cost $295-$300 in traditional retail. It's also good to note that the company plants one tree for every order. You can find a full review of the company's leather goods here, and of their candles here.  A streaming stick that gives you access to hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes Amazon Roku Streaming Stick +, available at Best Buy, $44.99Roku's Streaming Stick+ is exceptional for its 4K, HDR, and HD streaming, and long-range wireless receiver. Installing it is an easy process and starts by plugging the stick into his TV. A great foam roller TB12 Vibrating Pliability Roller, available on TB12, $160If your girlfriend is very physically active, a foam roller is a nice gift to aid in her workout recovery and soreness. This one is our favorite because it has four levels of vibration, a pattern that targets muscle groups, and a durable exterior. But, if your budget doesn't fit a $160 foam roller, never fear — we like some under-$20 options too.  A subscription to a book club that sends her great hardcovers once per month Book of the Month Instagram 3-Month Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $49.99If she's a bookworm, Book of the Month is an especially thoughtful and unique 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 ("Gone with the Wind" and "Catcher in the Rye" to name a couple). If you gift her a subscription, she'll receive a hardcover book delivered to her door once a month. Books are selected by a team of experts and celebrity guest judges.If she's really more into audiobooks or e-reading now rather than hardcovers, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here). Fancy popcorn and a movie night Williams Sonoma Amish Popcorn Gift Set, available at Williams Sonoma, $29.95Make a reservation at a nice outdoor restaurant, stock up on your girlfriend's favorite movie candy and some fun drinks ahead of time (wrap them for an extra wow-factor), and create your own in-house cinema experience. Or, perhaps even better, order a bunch of take-out from your favorite local restaurants. A gift set of a dozen decadent bath bombs Amazon Bath Bomb Gift Set, available at Walmart, $40.01This bath bomb gift set comes with 12 handcrafted bath bombs that range from mango-papaya to lavender in scent, and some of which include flower petals. They're a great addition to a long bath, as is a bamboo bathtub tray.  A subscription to a coffee service that sends coffees specifically for her taste preferences Driftaway Facebook 3-Month Subscription, available at Driftaway Coffee, from $75If your girlfriend loves coffee, she'll probably love to try Driftaway. It's a gourmet coffee subscription that gets smarter the longer you use it, remembering your preferences and steering you towards increasingly accurate brews for your specific tastes. The first shipment will be a tasting kit with four coffee profiles, which she'll rate online or in the app to start getting personalized options. A book of love letters written by history's great men Amazon Love Letters of Great Men, available at Amazon, $13.95It can be hard to do yourself justice in words — whether they're spoken or written in a card. This compilation of love letters written by great men can help you say it without actually technically saying it. Bonus points if you write your own, or mark the ones in the book that most closely resemble your own feelings.   A beautiful diamond necklace she'll have forever AUrate Diamond Bezel Necklace, available at AUrate, from $320A diamond necklace doesn't have to be thousands of dollars, as fine jewelry startups like AUrate are proving. This necklace is something she can keep and wear forever, and both the solid gold and conflict-free diamonds are of the highest quality.  Lush, subtly scented body wash Necessaire Necessaire — The Body Wash, available at Sephora, $25New startup Necessaire formulates its body care products with nourishing vitamins and clean ingredients. The subtly scented Body Wash will leave her skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished.  Hand sanitizer that smells good Touchland Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $9Many of us are using hand sanitizer a lot these days. Why not pick one they'd enjoy using? This version from Touchland is a little moisturizing and doesn't smell like alcohol or make hands sticky. Read our full review here. A stylish weekender to keep her organized on the go Caraa Sport Caraa Studio Tote Large, available at Caraa, $250Caraa Sport makes some of the most functional and best-looking gym bags on the market. This one can transition from tote to backpack by adding straps. It also has a hidden shoe compartment and a waterproof and antimicrobial lining. An award-winning at-home facial Sephora Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, available at Sephora, $80This is an award-winning mask with a big following in the beauty and skincare community. It's $80, but it's an at-home pro-quality facial your girlfriend can use anytime — which is a fraction of the price required for regular facials. Kitchen towels that rate wines by how well they pair with certain foods Uncommon Goods Wine Pairing Towel, available at Wolf & Badger, $20If your girlfriend loves having a nice glass of wine and/or cooking, she'll appreciate the thought behind this unique wine pairing towel. Grab a bottle and some corresponding ingredients for a fun night in for the two of you. A stylish, savvy carry-on with an external battery pack Away Carry-On, available at Away, from $225Away's hyper-popular suitcases deserve their hype. Their hard shell is lightweight but durable, their 360° spinner wheels make for seamless traveling, and the external (and ejectable and TSA-compliant) battery pack included can charge a smartphone five times over so she never has to sit behind a trash can at the airport for access to an outlet again. It's also guaranteed for life by Away. Find our full review here. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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86 gifts for your girlfriend that show you truly know her, from personalized jewelry to unique subscription boxes

We rounded up 86 thoughtful gifts to give your girlfriend, from keepsake jewelry under $100 to helpful tech and fitness accessories. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. If you're looking to wow, plan an activity or staycation on Airbnb. Airbnb Giving your girlfriend a meaningful gift doesn't have to require hours of research. Below is a list of thoughtful gifts for your girlfriend, from accessories and tech to home decor. Still looking for gifts? Find more gift guides broken down by interest, budget, and occasion here. Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know your partner: What they love, what rituals they enjoy, what small daily annoyances you could possibly solve with a thoughtful gift. You also know how much they'll appreciate the gift coming from you.Odds are you want to give them something wonderful - whatever your price range is. All most of us need is a little direction and a few great options to pick from, so we put together a list of our favorite gift ideas for girlfriends of all personalities to help guide you, below.Check out all 86 gifts for your girlfriend:This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Vuori. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.* Earrings made with her birthstone Mejuri Amethyst Flat Sphere Studs, available on Mejuri, $180If she wears jewelry, birthstone earrings that she can keep forever are a thoughtful, personalized gift she can use often.  Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakery Milk Bar Milk Bar Treats, from $22Milk Bar delivers its decadent cakes, cookies, and truffles to your doorstep. A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classes classpass ClassPass Gift Card, from $15Boutique fitness classes are expensive, which can make trying new workouts — either for variety or to figure out what we like — less appealing. ClassPass solves both issues. It's relatively affordable, and members can access a neverending catalog of great workouts with small class sizes. If your partner is getting back into fitness after over a year of at-home workouts, we'd highly recommend a gift card here for whenever they're ready to use it. Leggings fit for workouts and lounge sessions Vuori Vuori Daily Legging, from $59Vuori is known for its smooth, soft fabrics and flattering fits — and the Daily Legging is no exception. Combining the leisure and comfort of a jogger with the function and stretch of a legging, they'll be reaching for these for both workouts and weekend lounging. *Sponsored by Vuori A disposable camera that doesn't take you out of the moment Gamesgamer024 The gamer/YouTube Disposable camera, $45Interested in preserving memories without taking yourself out of them? A good disposable camera or a film camera can take the pressure away from perfection and editing so you can savor your experiences together. The best electric toothbrush Colgate Electric toothbrush, $39.99We've tested our fair share of electric toothbrushes, and we think Colgate's Hum is the best value. It cleans thoroughly and offers advanced features and modern design for $70 — which is considerably more affordable than options with fancy features you may not use enough.  A planned trip for the two of you to take together If you're looking to wow, plan an activity or staycation on Airbnb. Airbnb Airbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25If you want to gift an experience for the two of you to enjoy together, grab a birthday card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come up with a few location ideas to choose from. You can also book a hotel in your city on Booking.com or Expedia for a sweet staycation. *This gift can be saved and used at a later date. A versatile Exercise Dress Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress, available on Outdoor Voices, $100Given the popularity of the Exercise Dress, we wouldn't be surprised if this was on her wish list. The Exercise Dress is comfortable, versatile, and cute — which has made it a cult-favorite item. If she's a fan of dresses, outdoor voices, or clothes she can wear all day long, this may be a good option.  Her favorite specialty food straight from the source Goldbelly/Instagram Order her 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 streaming bundle that checks off all the boxes Hulu/Disney+/ESPN+/Business Insider Hulu, Disney+ ESPN+ Bundle, available at Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, from $13.99 per monthIf canceled sporting events or trips to Disney have you feeling down, you can gift Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu together to ensure the next few months include plenty of entertainment options. If your partner is not too fond of ads, this bundle can also be purchased with the ad-free version of Hulu. A small skincare tool that removes 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup residue Amazon Foreo Luna Play Plus 2, available at Foreo, $59Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleansing brushes. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so they can maintain their skincare routine while traveling.  A thoughtful book she'll love Amazon "Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar" by Cheryl Strayed, available on Amazon, $12.42Pick up one of your favorites that you think she'd like, or browse some of the books we love to gift. This collection of Dear Sugar advice columns is a heartfelt favorite. Its topics are diverse, its letters to Dear Sugar are intimate and relatable, and Cheryl Strayed's responses are both witty and extraordinarily compassionate.  A membership to a huge outdoor co-op REI REI Co-Op Lifetime Membership, $20, available at REIAn 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 Dutch oven to elevate their bread game Lodge mfg Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $79.90Did they get into baking bread and, miraculously, stay committed to it? If so, a really nice Dutch oven can help elevate their game. You can get something great for under $100, or you can splurge on a beautiful Le Creuset. Other meaningful upgrades include a cooling rack, according to the famous baker Apollonia Poilâne. A subscription that sends her a six-month world tour of teas Atlas Tea Club Atlas Tea Club 6 Month Subscription, available on Atlas Tea Club, $109This subscription sends her single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world for six months. She'll get two delicious options sent to her home each month. Festive matching underwear from one of the internet's favorite startups MeUndies Matching Underwear, available at MeUndies, $42Get yourself and your girlfriend festive matching underwear — which also happen to be some of the most comfortable pairs we've ever found. MeUndies gives you the options to create your own personalized set — two styles listed for women, two styles listed for men, a mix, and whichever length or cut you and your partner prefer.  A standing desk for a home office upgrade Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $569If they're working from home, they might love a home office upgrade the most. We ranked the Fully Jarvis the best standing desk; it provides the right blend of features and reliable performance. Its customizations for style, height, and accessories make it adaptable to pretty much any need.  A framed keepsake of a favorite memory Framebridge Framed photo, available at Framebridge, from $45Gift 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, and you can take advantage of the team of designers for help deciding what frame to get.  The best socks she'll ever wear Bombas Bombas Women's Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, $49.50Bombas makes the best socks we've ever tried, and they're a gift we find ourselves giving every year to loved ones. They're lightweight, moisture-wicking, and built to circumvent annoyances like uncomfortable seams and heel slipping. A powerful, customizable massage gun Theragun Theragun PRO, available at Therabody, $599This is the best massage gun we've tested — though it's also on the higher end of what you would expect to pay. We loved it in part due to its two-year warranty, adjustable massage arm, customizable speeds, 60 lbs of no-stall force, six different heads, an extra battery, and how easy it is to use. A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklace Mejuri Aquarius Necklace, available at Mejuri, $395Mejuri is a Canadian startup created in 2015 to make fine jewelry affordable to buy — and it has racked up waitlists with more than 40,000 people before. Their popular Zodiac Necklace is cool, minimalist, and something she can wear every day. It's made in gold vermeil with AAA quality white sapphires. Mejuri's affordable pricing means the estimated traditional retail price of the same necklace elsewhere would be closer to $235.   The best bathrobe that money can buy Snowe Bathrobe, available at Snowe, $100Snowe's unisex bathrobe has been called the best and most absorbent terry robe on the market, and I'm just one more fervent believer. The cotton fiber traps air for extra absorbency, is soft and plush, and the unisex sizing means it will feel like a blanket-turned-robe. Perfect functionality, and extra points for coziness. A tracker for finding cell phones and wallets quickly Amazon Tile Pro, available at Amazon, $34.99When they can't find their phone, all they have to do is click their Tile button to make their phone ring, even if it's on silent. We've found them especially useful lately.  A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startup Cuyana Leather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $85 (+ $15 for monogram)Keeping track of tiny and delicate jewelry is difficult — but jewelry cases are a pretty and useful solution. This is a thoughtful and personalized gift, especially if you've gotten her jewelry in the past, or plan to in the future. It's made from premium leather, comes in six colors, and can be monogrammed with her initials. Cuyana is a cool leather bag startup she may have already heard of.  A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that look good enough to wear outside of the house Felix Gray Faraday Glasses, available at Felix Gray, from $95Help mitigate some of the strain from constant screens with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. They might even help with their sleep. The convenience of Apple AirPods Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple AirPods, available at Best Buy, $129.99When 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. For the latest option, you can pick up AirPods Pro for $199.99 on Best Buy too.  A 215-piece art kit for creative projects Amazon Art 101 215-Piece Wood Art Set, available at Amazon, $49.99This 215-Piece art kit includes crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, fine line markers, watercolor cakes, and acrylic paint for endless art projects.  A year-long MasterClass membership to learn about things she's passionate about MasterClass Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $180/yearIf your dinner table conversations often include talk of photography, or tennis, or screenwriting, or another passion, consider getting her a gift that helps her spend time in that hobby. We love MasterClass because it kind of feels like entertainment. Classes are short, there's no homework, and she can listen to the audio like its a podcast or watch the videos. The site hosts classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders — from Neil deGrasse Tyson teaching Scientific Thinking and Communication to Malcolm Gladwell on Writing, Shonda Rhimes on Writing for Television, and Bob Iger on Business Strategy and Leadership. You can read our full review here. A one-size-fits-all lid that instantly declutters the cabinets Made In Silicone Universal Lid Kit, available at Made In, $59This was one of the gifts that professional chefs recommended to us for avid home cooks. If they love to cook and have a plethora of differently sized pots and pans with all the corresponding lids, having one universal lid can declutter and streamline their space in one move.  A convenient phone sanitizer PhoneSoap PhoneSoap 3 Smartphone UV Sanitizer, available at PhoneSoap, $79.95This small device uses UV-C light to sanitize a phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs. It's easy to use, and it could help give you and your partner a bit more peace of mind. The new Sonos Move portable speaker Amazon Sonos Move, available at Best Buy, $399.99The Sonos Move is one of the best speakers on the market. It's powerful, can be controlled by your voice or an app, and has Amazon Alexa built-in so on WiFi you can play music, check the news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, without much effort. 16 highly-rated sheet masks Amazon/Business Insider Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $22.99Grab them 39 sheet masks to make it easier for them to have a frequent and well-deserved "treat yourself" day. These are highly-rated and have both vitamin E and collagen included for healthy, happy skin.    A weighted blanket for better rest Amazon YnM Weighted Blanket, available at YnM, from $39.50Weighted blankets help create more restful sleep by "grounding" the body, and YnM makes some of the most popular and affordable weighted blankets on the internet. There are multiple sizes and weights for the ideal fit and width (they recommend picking whichever is about 10% of your body weight), and the segmented design allows you to move around without displacing all the weighted beads inside.  A mini multipurpose tool Amazon Mini Multitool Knife 12 in 1, available on Amazon, $8.99This lightweight multitool has a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and a bottle opener — so it's nine times as many opportunities for being useful as your average gift.  A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring Fitbit Fitbit Inspire 2, available at Best Buy, $99.95Fitbit's affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep them informed about their physical activity. The heart rate monitor lets them be more strategic about their workouts by tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones. An 8-in-1 pan that helps to declutter your home Our Place Always Pan, available at Our Place, $115If you're spending more time at home cooking together — or re-organizing the kitchen — they can definitely appreciate a beautiful 8-in-1 cookware hack.The Always Pan from startup Our Place is a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest in the space of a single pan. In other words, a clever generalist that's extremely convenient for small spaces or minimalist cooks. You can read our review here. A video message from someone she loves almost as much as you Cameo/Business Insider Cameo Video Messages, available at Cameo, from $15Whether it's her favorite actor, comedian, or athlete, you're likely to find someone she admires on Cameo. Cameo allows celebrities to send custom video messages to recipients for nearly any occasion, and a personalized video is a gift that she'll never forget.  Silky, breathable leggings Everlane Everlane Leggings, $68Everlane's Perform Leggings are some of our all-time favorites — they're breathable and silky, like a slightly less expensive version of Alo leggings. You can read a full review of the Everlane Perform Leggings and see pictures of them here. Beautiful candles from a cool startup Otherland Otherland Candles, available at Otherland, $36Otherland is a candle company started by Abigail Cook Stone, a former art buyer for Ralph Lauren. If you want to give your girlfriend a candle that burns for 55 hours, looks beautiful, and comes from a startup that she's probably seen (or coveted) before, this is a great option. Find our full review here. The last weekend bag you'll ever need to buy her Rothy's Rothy's The Weekender, available at Rothy's, $550With its large, padded top handles and roomy interior, Rothy's The Weekender might be the last overnight bag your partner ever needs. It's got multiple pockets and a sturdy insert that helps it maintain its shape. You'll be shocked by how much you can fit in this bag — definitely enough for a long weekend. It's made of recycled plastic pulled from the ocean and is machine washable.   The "world's most comfortable shoes" Allbirds Women's Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $98The classic Wool Runners make a great gift for the uninitiated, though we'd also highly recommend the brand's casual cup sole Wool Piper for everyday wear if that's more your partner's style. You can find our full review of the Runners here, and the Wool Pipers here. A customized map of her favorite place Grafomap Custom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49Grafomap lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — like the first place you met, the best trip you ever took together, or the hometown she couldn't wait to show you. It's unique, thoughtful, and pretty inexpensive.  You can find our full review here. A gift card to a popular wine subscription club Winc Gift Card, available at Winc, from $29.95Winc is a personalized wine club — and we think it's 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.  An exercise bike for staying active indoors NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle, available at NordicTrack, $1,999If money is of no object and your partner is trying to figure out how to exercise while staying indoors, an exercise bike is a particularly thoughtful and useful gift right now. We like the NordicTrack option the most overall, but we also like and recommend options that are under $200.  A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memory Artifact Uprising/Business Insider Large Format Prints, available at Artifact Uprising, from $22Artifact Uprising makes luxury prints at accessible prices — and they make especially thoughtful gifts that look like they should cost much more. Get one of their favorite photos printed on archival fine art paper for $20 and up, or thoughtful cards for as little as $1 per custom card. You can also make a color series photo book for $22, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $30. A mug that keeps hot drinks hot for up to six hours straight Hydro Flask Hydro Flask Mug, 12 oz, available at Hydro Flask, from $24.95This mug is a common desk companion for the Insider Reviews team. The 12-ounce coffee mug has the company's proprietary TempShield insulation that made its water bottles famous. This mug will keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. Read our full review of it here. A gift card for delicious, healthy meals she can make in about 30 seconds Daily Harvest Gift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50Daily Harvest is a food startup that makes it possible to eat healthy, delicious meals for less than $10 each even if you only have 30 seconds to spare for prep time. Meals are pre-portioned, delicious, and designed by both a chef and a nutritionist to make sure they're tasty and good for you. It addressed all my healthy eating roadblocks.  The best hair dryer ever invented Dyson/Facebook Dyson Blow Dryer, available at Ulta, $399.99This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, making it a cult favorite. It prevents hair damage by measuring air temperature 20 times per second, has a specially designed Dyson motor for fast drying, and reduces static, breakage, and makes hair look smooth and shiny. Comfy, high-end sheets at the best price on the market Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen, from $240Brooklinen is one of our favorite companies, point-blank. We think they make 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.The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in 14 colors and patterns, and you can mix and match them to suit your taste. Grab a gift card if you want to give her more freedom. If you opt for a sheet bundle, she'll receive a core sheet set (fitted, flat, two pillowcases), duvet cover, and two extra pillowcases in soft, smooth 480-thread-count weave. This cozy loungewear set that she'll never want to take off Knix Knix Cozzzy Track Pants, available at Knix, $46.75Cozy and warm, the Cozzzy Track Pants from Knix are comfortable enough to wear around the house while also being cute enough to wear to the market. The ultra-soft fabric feels like the softest terry cloth washcloth you've ever used, and its slouchy fit is modern and luxe. She'll love the joggers with cuffed legs that are sleek without being overly tight. Comes in cream and gray. The internet's favorite olive oil Brightland Awake Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37Brightland's olive oils make great gifts for cooks and anyone else who loves to entertain. The white bottles protect the EVOO from light damage and look nice displayed on a countertop. Find a full review here.  A bottle (or two) of wine McBride Sisters McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Wine, starting at $19.99As the largest black-owned wine company in the United States, the McBride Sisters Collection is the perfect place to find a gift for the wine lover on your list. The Black Girl Magic collection in particular is inspired by the resilience of black women and includes varieties from Rosé to Merlot.  A comfortable cable-knit sweater United By Blue United By Blue Recycled Cotton Fisherman Sweater, $99.99A cable-knit or fisherman's sweater is a wardrobe staple that'll last for years. United By Blue's take on the classic piece is made from recycled cotton and is super soft. A high-tech towel that keeps her from slipping around during yoga classes Manduka Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, from $58Manduka is known for making the best yoga products, and their Yogitoes towel is one of the most loved. It has tiny 100% silicone nubs on one side that grab yoga mats and keep yogis from slipping around during the exercise. Having a good towel can make a big difference. It also comes in 19 great colors and gets eco-friendly points. Each Yogitoes towel is made from eight recycled plastic water bottles, and made with dyes free of azo, lead, or heavy metal.  A card game that's meant to deepen personal connections Urban Outfitters We're Not Really Strangers Card Game, available at Urban Outfitters, $30This card game, from the popular Instagram account We're Not Really Strangers, is designed to enhance connections between people with different levels: perceptions, connection, and reflection. Not only is it a card game you haven't played before, but it's also a thoughtful activity you can enjoy together. A satin-lined beanie Andrea Bossi / Business Insider Kink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $37Most people with naturally curly hair avoid wearing hats to reduce frizz, but Kink and Coil's satin-lined beanie solves that issue. Just like a silk pillowcase or a bonnet, the inside of the beanie is designed to protect your hair from frizz and damage. On top of that, the pom-pom can be removed, if she'd prefer to wear the hat without it.We spoke with a trichologist to learn more about how satin- and silk-lined beanies can benefit anyone with curly or high-porosity hair.  Rihanna's bestselling Fenty skincare set Fenty Beauty Fenty Skin Start'rs Full-Size Bundle, $75Rihanna's bestselling skincare bundle from her brand Fenty includes everything you'll need to maintain healthy skin. The kit includes a facial cleanser, toner, and two-in-one sunscreen moisturizer. Read our full review of the Fenty skincare set here. A cashmere crew from Everlane that she'll own forever Everlane The Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, from $120For a closet staple she'll own for years to come, Everlane's $120 Cashmere Crew (available in various colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has plenty of great gifts (you can find the Everlane basics we wear repeatedly here), so you can't really go wrong.  A small cold brew coffee maker Amazon Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Walmart, $37.55This small cold brew maker (available in 1-liter and 1.5-liter options) makes coffee's less acidic, smoother cousin cold brew in 12 hours in the fridge, so there's minimal hassle and always a treat ready in the morning on her way out the door to work.  A stylish leather makeup pouch that's thoughtful and easy to travel with Dagne Dover Hunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women's handbag companies to know, and its toiletry pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size holds a handful of go-to toiletries, and the large should have enough space for all of the grooming essentials. A comfy zip-up for the months ahead Patagonia Better Sweater, available at Patagonia, from $139Patagonia makes our favorite athleisure options overall, and that definitely includes the Better Sweater. It works in pretty much any environment — in the office, at home, on a hike, or on a casual night out — and has zippered pockets to keep hands warm in the cold months. We're also big fans of the 1/4 Zip option. A new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for reading anywhere Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $84.99Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite is its thinnest and lightest yet, with double the storage. Perhaps the best features are that it's waterproof and has a built-in adjustable light for the perfect reading environment indoors or outdoors, day or night. If she loves a nice, relaxing bath, pair this with a caddy, bath bombs, and a glass of wine for a relaxing night in that you've already taken care of. A cult-favorite hair towel that reduces damage and cuts drying time by 50% Aquis Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Towel, available at Anthropologie, from $30Aquis' 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.  A fun, unique local date Airbnb/Business Insider Airbnb Experiences, available at Airbnb, from $10Airbnb started offering experience programming online. You can book from thousands of experiences that range from workouts with Olympic athletes over Zoom to cooking classes with chefs you'd normally have to hop on a flight to meet. We tested a a tango class and a Moroccan cooking class.It's also an under-utilized part of Airbnb, making it a thoughtful and unusual gift — and one you may keep using yourselves for out-of-the-box date nights in the future. As states and countries slowly begin reopening, Airbnb listings and in-person activities are becoming options again, but you can still participate in online activities from home if you're not ready to travel yet or just want a fun activity.  A 100% silk pillowcase that reduces frizz and keeps skin hydrated overnight Walmart 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, available at Walmart, from $22.32Silk pillowcases reduce frizz and damage to hair and make it look shiny and healthy. It also reduces the likelihood of wrinkles and keeps skin hydrated overnight by absorbing less of the moisture in the skin. A houseplant that arrives already potted and is easy to care for Leon & George Silver Evergreen, available at Leon & George, from $149Leon & George is a San Francisco startup that will send beautiful plants — potted in stylish, minimalist pots — to her door. All she has to do is to occasionally add water. Flowers are wonderful, but houseplants have a much longer shelf life, and most of Leon & George's options are very easy to care for. We'd also recommend checking out Bloomscape for small plant trios under $70.   Beautiful earrings she'll own forever Stone and Strand Sparkle Diamond Cluster Huggies, available at Stone and Strand, $395They're solid gold, conflict-free, and made locally. Plus, the style is versatile enough that she can wear them every day. A membership to a popular skincare and makeup subscription that sends new, cool, and bestselling products once per month Connie Chen/Business Insider Birchbox Gift Subscription, available at Birchbox, from $45Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of samples of new and cult-favorite products to subscribers so they can find products they love without much commitment or cost upfront. Makeup and skincare products can be expensive, so this is a particularly helpful service.  A funny and unique card LoveFromCo/Etsy You Take My Breath Away, available at Etsy, from $4.19You can pick up a card from Walgreens on your way to exchange gifts, but it'll mean more if you think just a few days ahead. Etsy has great options for cheap, unique, handmade gifts that are cool and thoughtful. This one is perfect for a couple who appreciates a "The Office" deep cut.  A leather wallet from the same manufacturer as Prada for a fraction of the price Italic Brynn Zip Around Wallet, available at Italic, $50Italic is a startup that makes unbranded luxury goods from the same factories that produce designs for brands like Givenchy or scents for Le Labo — minus the markup. The Zip-Around Wallet is made from soft, calfskin leather and comes in four classic colors.It comes from the same manufacturer as Celine and Prada, and Italic estimates it would cost $295-$300 in traditional retail. It's also good to note that the company plants one tree for every order. You can find a full review of the company's leather goods here, and of their candles here.  A streaming stick that gives you access to hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes Amazon Roku Streaming Stick +, available at Best Buy, $44.99Roku's Streaming Stick+ is exceptional for its 4K, HDR, and HD streaming, and long-range wireless receiver. Installing it is an easy process and starts by plugging the stick into his TV. A great foam roller TB12 Vibrating Pliability Roller, available on TB12, $160If your girlfriend is very physically active, a foam roller is a nice gift to aid in her workout recovery and soreness. This one is our favorite because it has four levels of vibration, a pattern that targets muscle groups, and a durable exterior. But, if your budget doesn't fit a $160 foam roller, never fear — we like some under-$20 options too.  A subscription to a book club that sends her great hardcovers once per month Book of the Month Instagram 3-Month Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $49.99If she loves books, Book of the Month is an especially thoughtful and unique 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 ("Gone with the Wind" and "Catcher in the Rye" to name a couple). If you gift her a subscription, she'll receive a hardcover book delivered to her door once a month. Books are selected by a team of experts and celebrity guest judges.If she's really more into audiobooks or e-reading now rather than hardcovers, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here). Fancy popcorn and a movie night Williams Sonoma Amish Popcorn Gift Set, available at Williams Sonoma, $29.95Make a reservation at a nice outdoor restaurant, stock up on her favorite movie candy and some fun drinks ahead of time (wrap them for an extra wow-factor), and create your own in-house cinema experience. Or, perhaps even better, order a bunch of take-out from your favorite local restaurants. A gift set of a dozen decadent bath bombs Amazon Bath Bomb Gift Set, available at Walmart, $40.01This bath bomb gift set comes with 12 handcrafted bath bombs that range from mango-papaya to lavender in scent, and some of which include flower petals. They're a great addition to a long bath, as is a bamboo bathtub tray.  A subscription to a coffee service that sends coffees specifically for her taste preferences Driftaway Facebook 3-Month Subscription, available at Driftaway Coffee, from $75If she loves coffee, she'll probably love to try Driftaway. It's a gourmet coffee subscription that gets smarter the longer you use it, remembering your preferences and steering you towards increasingly accurate brews for your specific tastes. The first shipment will be a tasting kit with four coffee profiles, which she'll rate online or in the app to start getting personalized options. A book of love letters written by history's great men Amazon Love Letters of Great Men, available at Amazon, $13.95It can be hard to do yourself justice in words — whether they're spoken or written in a card. This compilation of love letters written by great men can help you say it without actually technically saying it. Bonus points if you write your own, or mark the ones in the book that most closely resemble your own feelings.   A beautiful diamond necklace she'll have forever AUrate Diamond Bezel Necklace, available at AUrate, from $320A diamond necklace doesn't have to be thousands of dollars, as fine jewelry startups like AUrate are proving. This necklace is something she can keep and wear forever, and both the solid gold and conflict-free diamonds are of the highest quality.  Personalized cartoon couple mugs Shelley Klein Personalized Family Mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, from $30These cute mugs can be personalized for what you're like as a couple, making for a special weekend morning coffee routine or just a nice reminder in the kitchen cabinet. On the back, you can add a family name and the year the couple was established.  Lush, subtly scented body wash Necessaire Necessaire — The Body Wash, available at Sephora, $25New startup Necessaire formulates its body care products with nourishing vitamins and clean ingredients. The subtly scented Body Wash will leave their skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished.  Hand sanitizer that smells good Touchland Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland, $9We're using hand sanitizer a lot these days. Why not pick one they'd enjoy using? This version from Touchland is a little moisturizing and doesn't smell like alcohol or make your hands sticky. Read our full review here. A stylish weekender to keep her organized on the go Caraa Sport Caraa Studio Tote Large, available at Caraa, $250Caraa Sport makes some of the most functional and best-looking gym bags on the market. This one can transition from tote to backpack by adding straps. It also has a hidden shoe compartment and a waterproof and antimicrobial lining. An award-winning at-home facial Sephora Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, available at Sephora, $80This is an award-winning mask with a big following in the beauty and skincare community. It's $80, but it's an at-home pro-quality facial she can use anytime — which is a fraction of the price required for regular facials. Kitchen towels that rate wines by how well they pair with certain foods Uncommon Goods Wine Pairing Towel, available at Wolf & Badger, $20If she loves having a nice glass of wine and/or cooking, she'll appreciate the thought behind this unique wine pairing towel. Grab a bottle and some corresponding ingredients for a fun night in for the two of you. A stylish, savvy carry-on with an external battery pack Away Carry-On, available at Away, from $225Away's hyper-popular suitcases deserve their hype. Their hard shell is lightweight but durable, their 360° spinner wheels make for seamless traveling, and the external (and ejectable and TSA-compliant) battery pack included can charge a smartphone five times over so she never has to sit behind a trash can at the airport for access to an outlet again. It's also guaranteed for life by Away. Find our full review here. A cooking class from one of the nation's top chefs Cozymeal/Instagram Gift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50With a Cozymeal class, they'll learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to Argentinian staple dishes from the nation's top chefs. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers food tours in various cities (when it's safe to do so).  Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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75+ sweet gift ideas for your girlfriend that span all of her interests

We rounded up 76 thoughtful gifts to give your girlfriend, from keepsake jewelry to helpful tech and fitness accessories. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.We rounded up 76 thoughtful gifts to give your girlfriend, from keepsake jewelry to helpful tech and fitness accessories.Brightland/SonosGiving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know your partner: What they love, what rituals they enjoy, what small daily annoyances you could possibly solve with a thoughtful gift. You also know how much they'll appreciate a gift that comes from you.Odds are you want to give them something wonderful — whatever your price range is. All most of us need is a little direction and a few great options to pick from, so we put together a list of our favorite gift ideas for girlfriends of all personalities and interests to help guide you.Check out 76 great gifts for your girlfriend in 2022:Home and kitchenA small cold brew coffee makerAmazonAirtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, available at Amazon, $35.99This small cold brew maker (available in 1-liter and 1.5-liter options) makes coffee's less acidic, smoother cousin cold brew in 12 hours in the fridge, so there's a minimal hassle and always a treat ready in the morning on your girlfriend's way out the door to work. A weighted blanket for better restAmazonYnM Weighted Blanket, available at Amazon, $36.50Weighted blankets help create more restful sleep by "grounding" the body, and YnM makes some of the most popular and affordable weighted blankets on the internet. There are multiple sizes and weights for the ideal fit and width (they recommend picking whichever is about 10% of your body weight), and the segmented design allows you to move around without displacing all the weighted beads inside. A high quality scented candle she'll light all the timeNordstromKacey Musgraves and Boy Smells Slow Burn Candle, available at Nordstrom, from $46Kacey Musgrave's collaboration with Boy Smells, a popular emergent candle brand, is woody and dark, with hints of smoked papyrus and amber with ginger and black pepper. We also love Otherland if you're looking for a gift from another on-the-rise startup she may have seen ads for online. For traditional candles, we'd recommend going with Le Labo, Diptyque, and Byredo if they're within your budget. A standing desk for a home office upgradeFullyJarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, available at Fully, from $509.15If she's working from home, your girlfriend might love a home office upgrade the most. We ranked the Fully Jarvis the best standing desk; it provides the right blend of features and reliable performance. Its customizations for style, height, and accessories make it adaptable to pretty much any need. A Dutch oven to elevate their bread gameLodgeLodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, available at Walmart, $79.90Did your girlfriend get into baking bread and, miraculously, stay committed to it? If so, a really nice Dutch oven can help elevate her experience. You can get something great for under $100, or you can splurge on a beautiful Le Creuset. Other meaningful upgrades include a cooling rack, according to the famous baker Apollonia Poilâne.A framed keepsake of a favorite memoryFramebridgeFramed photo, available at Framebridge, from $49Gift Card, available at Framebridge, from $25Framebridge makes custom framing a bit more affordable. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed, or have them print and frame it, and you can take advantage of the team of designers for help deciding what frame to get. A one-size-fits-all lid that instantly declutters the cabinetsMade InSilicone Universal Lid Kit, available at Made In, $69This was one of the gifts that professional chefs recommended to us for avid home cooks. If your girlfriend loves to cook and has a plethora of differently sized pots and pans with all the corresponding lids, having one universal lid can declutter and streamline their space in one move. A customized map of her favorite placeGrafomapCustom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49Grafomap lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — like the first place you met, the best trip you ever took together, or the hometown she couldn't wait to show you. It's unique, thoughtful, and pretty inexpensive.  You can find our full review here.An 8-in-1 pan that helps to declutter your homeOur PlaceAlways Pan, available at Our Place, $145If you're spending more time at home cooking together — or re-organizing the kitchen — she may appreciate a good 8-in-1 cookware hack.The Always Pan from startup Our Place is a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest in the space of a single pan. In other words, a clever generalist that's extremely convenient for small spaces or minimalist cooks. You can read our review here.Personalized cartoon couple mugsUncommon GoodsPersonalized Family Mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, from $30These cute mugs can be personalized for what you're like as a couple, making for a special weekend morning coffee routine or just a nice reminder in the kitchen cabinet. On the back, you can add a family name and the year the couple was established if you'd like. A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memoryartifact uprisingLarge Format Prints, available at Artifact Uprising, from $19Artifact Uprising makes luxury prints at accessible prices — and they make especially thoughtful gifts that look like they should cost much more. Get one of their favorite photos printed on archival fine art paper for $20 and up, or thoughtful cards for as little as $1 per custom card. You can also make a color series photo book for $19, a set of prints for $8, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $26.A mug that keeps hot drinks hot for up to six hours straightHydro FlaskHydro Flask Mug, 12 oz, available at Hydro Flask, from $24.95This mug is a common desk companion for the Insider Reviews team. The 12-ounce coffee mug has the company's proprietary TempShield insulation that made its water bottles famous. This mug will keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. Read our full review of it here.Comfy, high-end sheets at the best price on the marketBrooklinenLuxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen, from $231.41Brooklinen is one of our favorite companies, point-blank. We think they make 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.The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in plenty of colors and patterns, and you can mix and match them to suit your taste. Grab a gift card if you want to give her more freedom. If you opt for a sheet bundle, she'll receive a core sheet set (fitted, flat, two pillowcases), duvet cover, and two extra pillowcases in a soft, smooth 480-thread-count weave.A houseplant that arrives already potted and is easy to care forLeon & GeorgeSilver Evergreen, available at Leon & George, from $149Leon & George is a San Francisco startup that will send beautiful plants — potted in stylish, minimalist pots — to your girlfriend's door. All she has to do is to occasionally add water. Flowers are wonderful, but houseplants have a much longer shelf life, and most of Leon & George's options are very easy to care for. We'd also recommend checking out Bloomscape for small plant trios under $70.  A beautiful bouquetUrban StemsFlower Bouquets, available at Urban Stems, $55Send flowers to her doorstep. We're fans of UrbanStems; Its bouquets are one of the best things we've ever tested. If you're looking for something that won't be gone after a couple of weeks, you'll also find options for potted plants and low-maintenance, decor-friendly dried bouquets.A pasta maker you can use togetherWilliams SonomaImperia Pasta Machine, available at Williams Sonoma, $149.95Bring the pasta maker and the fixings to make a delicious meal together. It's relatively easy to get the hang of, and you can enjoy quality time with the bonus of incredible ravioli or fettuccine on the other end of it. Food and drinksDelicious sweets from a famous NYC bakeryMilk BarMilk Bar Treats, available at Milk Bar, from $27If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, send her Milk Bar — the company delivers its iconic and decadent cakes, cookies, and truffles to her doorstep.Her favorite specialty food straight from the sourceGoldbelly/InstagramOrder her favorite specialty foods using Goldbelly, from $28Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy your girlfriend's 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 subscription that sends her a six-month world tour of teasAtlas Tea ClubAtlas Tea Club 6 Month Subscription, available at Atlas Tea Club, $99This subscription sends your girlfriend single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world for six months. She'll get two delicious options sent to her home each month.A gift card to a popular wine subscription clubWincGift Card, available at Winc, from $50Winc is a personalized wine club — and we think it's 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 gift card for delicious, healthy meals she can make in about 30 secondsDaily HarvestGift Card, available at Daily Harvest, from $50Daily Harvest is a food startup that makes it possible to eat healthy, delicious meals for less than $10 each even if you only have 30 seconds to spare for prep time. Meals are pre-portioned, delicious, and designed by both a chef and a nutritionist to make sure they're tasty and good for you. It addressed most of my healthy eating roadblocks. The internet's favorite olive oilBrightlandAwake Olive Oil, available at Brightland, $37Brightland's olive oils make great gifts for cooks and anyone else who loves to entertain. The white bottles protect the EVOO from light damage and look nice displayed on a countertop. Find a full review here. A cooking class from one of the nation's top chefsCozymeal/InstagramGift Card, available at Cozymeal, from $50With a Cozymeal class, you and your girlfriend can learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to Argentinian staple dishes from the nation's top chefs. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers food tours in various cities (when it's safe to do so). Fancy popcorn and a movie nightWilliams SonomaAmish Popcorn Gift Set, available at Williams Sonoma, from $29.95Make a reservation at a nice outdoor restaurant, stock up on your girlfriend's favorite movie candy and some fun drinks ahead of time (wrap them for an extra wow-factor), and create your own in-house cinema experience. Or, perhaps even better, order a bunch of take-out from your favorite local restaurants.A subscription to a coffee service that sends coffees specifically for her taste preferencesDriftaway Facebook3-Month Subscription, available at Driftaway Coffee, from $54If your girlfriend loves coffee, she'll probably love to try Driftaway. It's a gourmet coffee subscription that gets smarter the longer you use it, remembering your preferences and steering you towards increasingly accurate brews for your specific tastes. The first shipment will be a tasting kit with four coffee profiles, which she'll rate online or in the app to start getting personalized options.TechThe best Apple Watch we've triedAppleApple Watch Series 7, available at Amazon, from $383.97If you're looking for a great gift and not concerned about staying in an under-$200 budget, we'd recommend the Apple Watch Series 7.Currently, we think it's the best Apple Watch. The Series 7 can charge up to 80% in 45 minutes, and it's the most advanced version with features such as blood oxygen saturation measuring and an electrocardiogram scanner to detect abnormalities in the heart's rhythm. The best noise-canceling headphonesAmazonSony Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones, available at Amazon, $348If your girlfriend is into music, the best gift is the one that improves her everyday music-listening experience. For that, we recommend our favorite noise-canceling headphones — Sony's WH-1000XM4 — that balance sound quality, noise cancellation, and comfort at a solid price.You can find more good noise-canceling headphone options here.A tracker for finding cell phones and wallets quicklyAmazonTile Pro, available at Amazon, $34.99When your girlfriend can't find her phone, all she has to do is click the Tile button to make her phone ring, even if it's on silent. We've found them especially useful lately. Apple AirPods Pro for when she's on the moveCrystal Cox/Business InsiderApple AirPods Pro, available at Amazon, $197We love Apple's AirPods Pro for Apple users. They're no-hassle, work with Apple products, have decent sound and noise cancellation, are water-resistant, have a wireless charging case, and feel more comfortable than standard AirPods. You'll find more wireless earbuds we love here.A new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for reading anywhereAmazonKindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $139.99If your girlfriend is a reader, we'd suggest looking at Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite; it's the company's thinnest and lightest yet, with double the storage. Perhaps the best features are that it's waterproof and has a built-in adjustable light for the perfect reading environment indoors or outdoors, day or night. If she loves a nice, relaxing bath, pair this with a caddy, bath bombs, and a glass of wine for a relaxing night in that you've already taken care of.A small, portable projector to curl up and watch movies withAmazonNebula Projector, available at Amazon, $249.99This is one of the most portable (and affordable) projectors. It's about the size of a soda can, weighs one pound, and has crisp image quality and 360° sound. Use it at home or bring it with you on your travels. Find a full review of the Anker Nebula Capsule here. A powerful, customizable massage gunTheragunTheragun PRO, available at Therabody, $599This is the best massage gun we've tested — though it's also on the higher end of what you would expect to pay. We loved it in part due to its two-year warranty, adjustable massage arm, customizable speeds, 60 lbs of no-stall force, six different heads, an extra battery, and how easy it is to use. If you can't give your girlfriend an unlimited pass to professional massages, this is a nice in-between option. A convenient phone sanitizerPhoneSoapPhoneSoap 3 Smartphone UV Sanitizer, available at PhoneSoap, $79.95This small, easy-to-use device uses UV-C light to sanitize a phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs.The new Sonos Move portable speakerAmazonSonos Move, available at Best Buy, $399.99The Sonos Move is one of the best speakers on the market. It's powerful, can be controlled by voice or an app, and has Amazon Alexa built-in so on WiFi you can play music, check the news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, without much effort.Clothing and accessoriesA pair of beautiful pearl earrings she'll own for years to comeStone and StrandElliptical Pearl Huggies, available at Stone and Strand, $250Pearls are timeless, but they're also one of the jewelry trends we're keeping an eye on in 2022. This pair, from the women-led startup Stone and Strand, is made with 14K gold with freshwater pearls.A versatile exercise dressOutdoor VoicesThe Exercise Dress, available at Outdoor Voices, $100Given the popularity of the Exercise Dress, we wouldn't be surprised if this was on your girlfriend's wish list. The Exercise Dress is comfortable, versatile, and cute — which has made it a cult-favorite item. If she's a fan of dresses, Outdoor Voices, or clothes she can wear all day long, this may be a good option. A delicate, timeless diamond necklaceAurateDiamond Bezel Necklace, available at Aurate, $320This is something your girlfriend will wear and own forever. A delicate diamond necklace is an essential piece and will (probably) never go out of style. This option is from one of our favorite startups, AUrate — an ethical fine jewelry startup founded by two women from the Netherlands and Morocco, respectively. The best socks she'll ever wearBombasWomen's Performance Running Ankle Sock 3-Pack, available at Bombas, $49.50Bombas makes the best socks we've ever tried, and they're a gift we find ourselves giving every year to loved ones. They're lightweight, moisture-wicking, and built to circumvent annoyances like uncomfortable seams and heel slipping.Earrings made with her birthstoneMejuriAmethyst Flat Sphere Studs, available at Mejuri, $148If your girlfriend wears jewelry, birthstone earrings that she can keep forever are a thoughtful, personalized gift she'll wear often.  Matching underwear from one of the internet's favorite startupsMeUndiesMatching Underwear, available at MeUndies, $40Get yourself and your girlfriend festive matching underwear — which also happen to be some of the most comfortable pairs we've ever found. MeUndies gives you the options to create your own personalized set — two styles listed for women, two styles listed for men, a mix, and whichever length or cut you and your partner prefer. A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startupCuyanaLeather Jewelry Case, available at Cuyana, $98 (+ $15 for monogram)Keeping track of tiny and delicate jewelry is difficult — but jewelry cases are a pretty and useful solution. This is a thoughtful and personalized gift, especially if you've gotten your girlfriend jewelry in the past, or plan to in the future. It's made from premium leather, comes in many colors, and can be monogrammed with her initials. Cuyana is a cool leather bag startup she may have already heard of. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that look good enough to wear outside of the houseFelix GrayFaraday Glasses, available at Felix Gray, from $95If she's ever complained about strain from constant screens, you can help mitigate it with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. They might even help with sleep.A stylish, savvy carry-on with an external battery packAwayCarry-On, available at Away, from $275Away's hyper-popular suitcases deserve their hype. Their hard shell is lightweight but durable, their 360° spinner wheels make for seamless traveling, and the external (and ejectable and TSA-compliant) battery pack included can charge a smartphone five times over so she never has to sit behind a trash can at the airport for access to an outlet again. It's also guaranteed for life by Away. Find our full review here.Silky, breathable leggingsEverlanePerform Leggings, available at Everlane, $68Everlane's Perform Leggings are some of our all-time favorites — they're breathable and silky, like a slightly less expensive version of Alo leggings. You can read a full review of the Everlane Perform Leggings and see pictures of them here.The comfiest sneakersAllbirdsWomen's Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $110The classic Wool Runners make a great gift for the uninitiated, though we'd also highly recommend the brand's casual cup sole Wool Piper for everyday wear if that's more your partner's style. You can find our full review of the Runners here, and the Wool Pipers here.A satin-lined beanieAndrea Bossi/Business InsiderKink & Coil Satin-Lined Beanie, $36Most people with naturally curly hair avoid wearing hats to reduce frizz, but Kink and Coil's satin-lined beanie solves that issue. Just like a silk pillowcase or a bonnet, the inside of the beanie is designed to protect your hair from frizz and damage. On top of that, the pom-pom can be removed, if she'd prefer to wear the hat without it.We spoke with a trichologist to learn more about how satin- and silk-lined beanies can benefit anyone with curly or high-porosity hair. A cashmere crew from Everlane that she'll own foreverEverlaneThe Cashmere Crew, available at Everlane, $145For a closet staple she'll own for years to come, Everlane's $120 Cashmere Crew (available in various colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has plenty of great gifts (you can find the Everlane basics we wear repeatedly here), so you can't really go wrong. A stylish leather makeup pouch that's thoughtful and easy to travel withDagne DoverHunter Toiletry Bag, available at Dagne Dover, from $40Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women's handbag companies to know, and its toiletry pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size holds a handful of go-to toiletries, and the large should have enough space for all of the grooming essentials.A comfy zip-up for the months aheadPatagoniaBetter Sweater, available at Patagonia, from $139Patagonia makes our favorite athleisure options overall, and that definitely includes the Better Sweater. It works in pretty much any environment — in the office, at home, on a hike, or on a casual night out — and has zippered pockets to keep hands warm in the cold months. We're also big fans of the 1/4 Zip option.A stylish weekender to keep her organized on the goCaraa SportStudio Tote, available at Caraa, from $180Caraa Sport makes some of the most functional and best-looking gym bags on the market. This one can transition from tote to backpack by adding straps. It also has a hidden shoe compartment and a waterproof and antimicrobial lining. You can read our full review of this bag here.A pair of silky sweatsAloTailored sweatpants, available at Alo, $118These feel like sweats (in a knit jersey material) but have the sort of tailored fit that you'll find in a nice pair of trousers. So, they feel wonderful and look a bit nicer than the average pair. A new pair of comfy BirkenstocksNordstromBirkenstocks, available at Nordstrom, $134.95If your girlfriend wears the unbelievably comfortable Birkenstocks most days, she might appreciate a new, unblemished pair. They're also in style. BeautyThe best bathrobe money can buyParachuteClassic Turkish Cotton Robe, available at Parachute, $87.20We think the Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Robe is the best robe on the market. It's soft, fluffy, and absorbent like a towel. It's also got nice deep pockets and a secure waist tie.The cult-favorite hair repair conditioner on her wish listAmazonOlaplex No. 3 Hair Repairing Treatment, available at Amazon, $28This is one gift that will have your girlfriend asking you, "how did you know about this?" If Olaplex isn't already in her shower, it might be on her wish list. The Olaplex No. 3 is good for any hair type and is meant to reduce breakage and strengthen hair from within.16 highly-rated sheet masksAmazonDermal Sheet Mask Set, available at Amazon, $22.99Grab 39 sheet masks to make it easier for your girlfriend to have a frequent and well-deserved "treat yourself" day. These are highly rated and have both vitamin E and collagen included for healthy, happy skin.   The Dyson Airwrap she's seen all over the internetBest BuyDyson Airwrap Complete Styler, available at Best Buy, $599.99The Dyson Airwrap is a minor internet celebrity — so it might already be on your girlfriend's wish list. It replaces three hair devices (blow dryer, straightener, and curling iron) and uses a technology similar to jet engines. In the end, it's a way to get a salon-grade blowout at home, and different attachments let her achieve different styles. Find a Dyson Airwrap review with photos here.But, the cost is a whopping $549, and there are some decent alternatives on the market for far less ($30-$150). If you're looking for a less splashy gift, the Dyson Hair Dryer is also excellent. A small skincare tool that removes 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup residueAmazonForeo Luna Play Plus 2, available at Foreo, $89In the category of things your girlfriend may love but hasn't asked for yet: Foreo facial brushes. Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleansing devices. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so your partner can maintain their skincare routine while traveling. A cult-favorite hair towel that reduces damage and cuts drying time by 50%AquisAquis Rapid Dry Hair Towel, available at Anthropologie, $30Aquis' cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes for her 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. An award-winning at-home facialSephoraDrunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, available at Sephora, $80This is an award-winning mask with a big following in the beauty and skincare community. It's $80, but it's an at-home pro-quality facial your girlfriend can use anytime — which is a fraction of the price required for regular facials.Fitness and hobbiesAn expertly designed plannerAmazonSelf Journal, available at Amazon, $31.99 The Self Journal is an undated, 13-week planner that's designed for daily use and quarterly planning. It helps its owner break projects and goals into manageable chunks. We love it.If she's working towards a big goal, this could be a really thoughtful resource — especially if it's the kind of goal you can't help her achieve otherwise.A funny card that pays homage to your girlfriend's favorite TV showEtsySuccession Cousin Greg Birthday Card, available at Etsy, from $4.66You could pick up a card from Walgreens on your way to exchange gifts, but it's so much more thoughtful if you think ahead. For that, we suggest heading to Etsy for affordable, creative, and unique gifts.As Cousin Greg said, "if it is to be said, so it is…"A 215-piece art kit for creative projectsAmazonArt 101 215-Piece Wood Art Set, available at Amazon, $43.70If your girlfriend loves to create art, this 215-Piece art kit includes everything she'll need for projects: crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, fine line markers, watercolor cakes, and acrylic paint.Tickets to an excellent future concertStubHubConcert Tickets Gift Card, available at StubHub, starting at $25No matter when your girlfriend's favorite musicians are performing again, a gift card for concert tickets won't go to waste — and it gives both of you something to look forward to.A high-tech towel that keeps her from slipping around during yoga classesMandukaManduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, available at Amazon, from $46.72Manduka is known for making the best yoga products, and their Yogitoes towel is one of the most loved. It has tiny 100% silicone nubs on one side that grab yoga mats and keep yogis from slipping around during the exercise. Having a good towel can make a big difference. It also comes in 19 great colors and gets eco-friendly points. Each Yogitoes towel is made from eight recycled plastic water bottles, and made with dyes free of azo, lead, or heavy metal. A video message from someone she loves almost as much as youCameoCameo Video Messages, available at Cameo, from $1Whether it's your girlfriend's favorite actor, comedian, or athlete, you're likely to find someone she admires on Cameo. Cameo allows celebrities to send custom video messages to recipients for nearly any occasion, and a personalized video is a gift that she'll never forget. A disposable camera that doesn't take you out of the momentGamesgamer024 The gamer/YouTubeDisposable camera, available at Target, $15.99Interested in preserving memories without taking yourself out of them? A good disposable camera or a film camera can take the pressure away from perfection so you and your girlfriend can focus on just savoring experiences together.A planned trip for the two of you to take togetherAirbnbAirbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25If you want to gift an experience you and your girlfriend can enjoy together, grab a card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come up with a few location ideas to choose from. You can also book a hotel in your city on Booking.com or Expedia for a sweet staycation. *This gift can be saved and used at a later date.A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classesClasspassClassPass Gift Card, available at ClassPass, from $5Boutique fitness classes are expensive, which can make trying new workouts — either for variety or to figure out what we like — less appealing. ClassPass solves both issues. It's relatively affordable, and members can access a neverending catalog of great workouts with small class sizes. If your partner is getting back into fitness after over a year of at-home workouts, we'd highly recommend a gift card here for whenever they're ready to use it.A year-long MasterClass membership to learn about things she's passionate aboutMasterClassAnnual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $180/yearWe love MasterClass because it kind of feels like entertainment. Classes are short, there's no homework, and she can listen to just the audio like it's a podcast.The site hosts classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders — from Neil deGrasse Tyson teaching Scientific Thinking and Communication to Malcolm Gladwell on Writing, Shonda Rhimes on Writing for Television, and Bob Iger on Business Strategy and Leadership. You can read our full review here.A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoringFitbitFitbit Inspire 2, available at Best Buy, $99.95Fitbit's affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep someone informed about their physical activity — tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones.An exercise bike for staying active indoorsNordicTrackCommercial S22i Studio Cycle, available at NordicTrack, $1,899If money is of no object and your partner is trying to figure out how to exercise while staying indoors, an exercise bike is a particularly thoughtful and useful gift right now. We like the NordicTrack option the most overall, but we also like and recommend options that are under $200. A card game that's meant to deepen personal connectionsUrban OutfittersWe're Not Really Strangers Card Game, available at Urban Outfitters, $30This card game, from the popular Instagram account We're Not Really Strangers, is designed to enhance connections between people with different levels: perceptions, connection, and reflection. Not only is it a card game you haven't played before, but it's also a thoughtful activity you can enjoy with your girlfriend.A great foam rollerTB12Vibrating Pliability Roller, available at TB12, $160If your girlfriend is very physically active, a foam roller is a nice gift to aid in her workout recovery and soreness. This one is our favorite because it has four levels of vibration, a pattern that targets muscle groups, and a durable exterior. But, if your budget doesn't fit a $160 foam roller, never fear — we like some under-$50 options too. A subscription to a book club that sends her great hardcovers once per monthBook of the Month/Instagram3-Month Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $49.99If she's a bookworm, Book of the Month is an especially thoughtful and unique 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 ("Gone with the Wind" and "Catcher in the Rye" to name a couple). If you gift her a subscription, she'll receive a hardcover book delivered to her door once a month. Books are selected by a team of experts and celebrity guest judges.If she's really more into audiobooks or e-reading now rather than hardcovers, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here).Hiking boots she'll thank you forREIForge GTX Hiking Boots, available at REI, $174.73Hiking boots are the MVP of hiking gear, and the right shoes can make all the difference thanks to their fit, ankle support, cushioning, and tread. Overall, we'd recommend getting the Tecninca Forge GTX boots – they're the best overall pair. But you can find suggestions for specific hikes — a pair for backpacking, a day hiking pair — in our buying guide to the best feminine hiking shoes here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 10th, 2022

Disney Plus review: Come for its robust family-friendly catalog, stay for exclusive access to brand-new Marvel and Star Wars series

Disney Plus' huge catalog of classic titles and its growing lineup of original shows make it a good choice for fans of the studio's many franchises. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney Plus launched in November 2019 and has amassed more than 130 million subscribers. Subscriptions cost $8/month or $80/year, and you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for $14/month. The service has lots of classic Disney programs for kids, and its new original shows add value for adults. Disney Plus launched in November 2019 to great fanfare. An aggressive marketing campaign and the popularity of "The Mandalorian" helped propel the service to a successful debut. And now, roughly two and a half years after its rollout, the service boasts over 130 million subscribers.Disney is still working to catch up to Netflix's 221.64 million global subscribers, but Disney Plus has been able to carve out a position as one of the world's most popular streaming services, thanks in large part to iconic franchises, like "The Avengers" and "Star Wars," and the company's huge library of animated classics.Disney Plus has expanded its selection of exclusive content since launch too, adding Marvel shows like "Loki" and "WandaVision," and "Star Wars" series like "Obi-Wan Kenobi" and "The Book of Boba Fett." The service also features original musicals, like a filmed version of "Hamilton," and concerts from artists like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Billie Eilish.With more original shows and several new features now available, we decided to take a fresh look at how Disney Plus stacks up against the streaming competition in 2022.Disney Plus review: Competitive pricing and bundles offer great valueDisney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 per year, which makes it one of the most affordable streaming services on the market. The standard subscription is ad-free and includes support for up to seven profiles and unlimited downloads. A cheaper ad-supported plan will roll out in late 2022, but an exact price and launch date are still unknown.Disney Plus Monthly Subscription Service$7.99 FROM DISNEY+Unlike Netflix, Disney Plus doesn't charge extra for 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) streaming, so all subscribers can get the best quality for the same price. Though the service initially offered a free seven-day trial, this promotion is no longer available. There's also an option to buy a bundled package with Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $14 a month. Individually, Hulu and ESPN+ both start at $7 a month each. Subscribing to the bundle, rather than signing up for each service separately, saves you about $8 a month.Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+ Bundle Monthly Subscription$13.99 FROM DISNEY+If you don't have other streaming services, the Hulu and ESPN+ bundle adds a ton of value with the discounted price. Hulu's large library of movies and shows is a nice complement to the family-friendly Disney Plus catalog, and ESPN+ provides access to live sports, including UFC fights and select baseball games.Disney Plus opens up the studio's complete vault of movies and showsShutterstockDisney Plus' greatest strength comes from Disney's iconic catalog of movies and shows, including dozens of classic animated films that were previously locked away in the "Disney Vault." In addition, the studio's newest releases, like "Encanto," all get added to the service after they play in theaters.  In the past decade, Disney has acquired the rights to Marvel, "Star Wars," "The Simpsons," and 20th Century Fox, and the core of Disney Plus is built on nostalgia for these iconic franchises. Subscribers can watch virtually any movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or the "Star Wars" series.The streaming service has also done an impressive job cataloging dozens of original Disney cartoons and TV shows, from the 1960s "Spider-Man" cartoon that's spawned dozens of memes, to all 65 episodes of "Lizzie McGuire."Netflix still has more originals, but Disney's exclusive franchises are a big selling point"The Mandalorian"Disney PlusLike its competitors, Disney Plus offers exclusive original content. Marvel and "Star Wars" shows like "The Mandalorian," "WandaVision," and "Loki" were the most watched streaming programs in the US during their debut seasons.Unlike Netflix, Disney Plus gives its new original series a weekly release schedule rather than launching the entire season on the same day. Personally, I've found myself spending more time watching original shows on Disney Plus than classic content, and this weekly approach to releases makes shows like "The Mandalorian" feel like appointment viewing for fans. Disney Plus is also home to a number of exclusive movies, like Pixar's "Turning Red" and "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers." Members can also stream a handful of musical specials, including Billie Eilish's "Happier Than Ever," Beyoncé's "Black is King," Taylor Swift's "Folklore," and The Beatles' "Get Back" documentary.Netflix, HBO Max, and even Amazon Prime Video still offer a wider range of original shows for adults with varying taste, but the mass appeal of Disney Plus' lineup is hard to ignore. If you're a fan of the studio's big franchises, the regular flow of "Star Wars" and Marvel exclusives makes the service worth the price of admission alone.There's plenty to watch for families, but Disney Plus only has a small selection geared toward adultsCharlie Cox as Daredevil on "Daredevil."Patrick Harbron/NetflixUnfortunately, Disney Plus' greatest weakness might be its focus on family-friendly content. As of writing, the service still excludes R-rated movies in the US. This means that popular R-rated films that Disney owns, like "Deadpool" and "Logan," are left off the streaming service entirely, despite their Marvel ties. There have been some recent developments in this regard, however. In March 2022, Disney Plus added several Netflix-produced Marvel series like "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" that feature explicit violence and sexual content. To coincide with this addition, the service updated its parental controls. This could signal that Disney is open to adding more mature programs from its catalog in the future.It should also be noted that Disney Plus does offer some R-rated movies in regions outside of North America. In the US, most of these offerings are included on Hulu instead. As it stands, the PG-13 approach doesn't prevent Disney Plus shows like "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" from depicting mature themes, but it does limit the overall catalog for adult viewers.The Disney Plus app is available on many devicesWachiwit/ShuttstockYou'll need to sign up for a Disney Plus account before you're able to browse the Disney Plus catalog online or with the Disney Plus app.Once your account is activated, you can watch Disney Plus via the official website or by downloading the app on your smart TV, streaming player, or mobile device. The app is available on Apple and Android devices, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, and most smart TV brands.You can create profiles for up to seven different viewers with a single account, and each profile can create their own personal watchlist that carries over between devices. However, only four devices can stream using the same account at once, which is the same number as Netflix's Premium plan.Adults can create kid profiles to restrict PG and PG-13 content for children as well. An update in March 2022 also added support for PIN codes to lock profiles, so parents can now better prevent kids from accessing adult content.The Disney Plus interface is simple and easy to navigateDisney PlusThe Disney Plus interface is relatively standard fare for a streaming service. The landing page lacks the busy animated thumbnails and flashy trailers that Netflix showcases on its homepage, but a carousel displays new and popular content at the top. Disney's main franchises are also pre-sorted into simple categories, like "Marvel," "Pixar," and "Star Wars."Disney Plus does suffer from some small navigation issues that can become ongoing problems depending on your viewing habits. For example, choosing a show or movie from the "Continue watching" tab will always leave you where you left off, with no option to "Play from beginning."It's not a huge deal, but what if, for example, you fell asleep at the end of a movie, or your roommate watched the episode before you? Now you run the risk of spoiling yourself while you try to rewind to the beginning.Disney Plus offers a standard set of accessibility features; there are closed captions on nearly every title with the option to adjust subtitle size. Viewing Disney Plus in a supported browser will also give you access to audio descriptions to help you navigate the homepage and text-to-speech can be used in place of a keyboard.Disney Plus has premium performance and features for cheapSubscribers can always stream "The Avengers" in 4K without paying extra on Disney Plus.Marvel StudiosIn terms of streaming quality, Disney Plus is on par with Netflix at a fraction of the cost. By offering 4K resolution support, HDR color and contrast with Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos audio capabilities with every subscription, Disney Plus is doing its best to guarantee that members can maximize their home theater.A handful of Marvel movies even offer support for IMAX's expanded aspect ratio, which fills more of the screen with action during select scenes.Disney Plus also allows you to download movies and shows for offline viewing on up to 10 devices, making it ideal for trips and family vacations. A GroupWatch feature is supported as well, enabling multiple viewers with Disney Plus accounts to sync up and stream shows together online.The bottom lineThe service's low price and iconic catalog make Disney Plus a solid investment for any movie watcher, even if the platform is clearly built to appeal the most to families with children.The consistent release of new Marvel and "Star Wars" shows, like "Moon Knight" and "Obi-Wan Kenobi," make Disney Plus more appealing to fans of these huge franchises, but adult viewers who want more variety in their media diet may want to consider options like HBO Max, Netflix, and Prime Video first.We also highly recommend the Hulu and ESPN+ bundle to viewers who want Disney Plus but also crave more variety. This package provides the perfect complement to Disney Plus with more mature programs, network shows, and sports. Pros: Affordable, timeless library of Disney classics, robust kids catalog for families, exclusive "Star Wars" and Marvel titles, 4K and HDR streaming includedCons: No R-rated films, fewer new library additions compared to competing services, original programming is still behind Netflix, HBO, and Amazon Prime VideoDisney Plus Monthly Subscription Service$7.99 FROM DISNEY+Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+ Bundle Monthly Subscription$13.99 FROM DISNEY+Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 1st, 2022

13 best horror movies to stream on Friday the 13th, from "The Shining" to "Halloween"

Friday the 13th is the perfect time to watch a scary movie. Here are some of our favorite horror flicks that you can stream right now. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Shudder; Animal Kingdom; A24 Friday the 13th is the perfect time to put together your own horror movie marathon at home. There are tons of scary movies on streaming services like HBO Max, Hulu, Prime Video, and Netflix. You can stream some of our favorites right now, like "The Shining," "Freaky," "Hereditary," and more. It's Friday the 13th, marking the start of the weekend and a great reason to watch some scary movies. There are tons of horror films available to stream on many popular services, from HBO Max to Paramount Plus.Though there's no shortage of options, figuring out which spine-tingling films are worth your time can be tricky. With that in mind, we asked our reporters and editors to recommend some of their own personal favorites. Our picks run the gamut from slasher flicks to supernatural ghost stories, ensuring that there's something for every horror fan to enjoy.Below, you can find all of our picks for the best horror movies you can watch right now. We've noted which streaming service you'll need for each recommendation, so you'll have no trouble setting up your own horror movie marathon. Check out the 13 best horror movies you can stream right now'The Shining' on HBO MaxWarner Bros.Few horror movies are as iconic as Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Though it deviates a fair amount from Stephen King's classic novel, the movie carves out its own equally terrifying identity.When a father (Jack Nicholson) takes his wife and young child to a secluded hotel, he's gradually driven mad by the evil spirits that reside there. Nicholson's unhinged performance is perfect, and the movie's haunting imagery will leave a lasting impact.A sequel, titled "Doctor Sleep," was released in 2019, nearly 40 years after the original movie. It's also streaming on HBO Max and is worth watching if you're in the mood for a spooky double feature. — Steven Cohen, Senior Streaming Editor"The Shining" holds an "85% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.HBO Max Monthly Plan (ad-free)$14.99 FROM HBO MAX'Willy's Wonderland' on HuluScreen MediaWhen you need a break from the jump scares and creeps, "Willy's Wonderland" is a fun watch that still has elements of horror. It stars Nicolas Cage as a wordless protagonist trapped in a Chuck E. Cheese-like restaurant for a night. The catch? All of the animatronic animals are possessed by evil spirits.It's bloody, action-packed, and a great watch with friends, especially if you're a fan of the similar "Five Nights at Freddy's" video game series. — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming Reporter"Willy's Wonderland" received a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Hulu Streaming Service$6.99 FROM HULU'Train to Busan' on PeacockWell Go USAI'm not the biggest fan of paranormal or supernatural horror movies, as I enjoy being able to sleep at night, but I do love an occasional zombie movie. "Train to Busan" is an emotional and jarring film about a zombie outbreak in South Korea.It follows the story of a dad (Yoo Gong) and his daughter (Su-an Kim) who are on the last train to Busan — the safe city of the outbreak. It will truly have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. — Anna Popp, Home and Kitchen Fellow"Train to Busan" received a "94% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Peacock Premium (Monthly Plan)$4.99 FROM PEACOCK TV'Halloween' on AMC PlusJohn Carpenter and Debra Hill cowrote "Halloween."Compass International PicturesIf you're looking for a horror movie to watch, you really can't go wrong with "Halloween." This quintessential slasher flick remains terrifying more than 40 years after it first hit screens, and it's helped spawn a franchise with a dozen installments. The original release from 1978 remains the best, with excellent direction from John Carpenter, a harrowing performance by Jamie Lee Curtis, and the debut of one of horror cinema's most iconic villains, Michael Myers. You need AMC Plus or Shudder to stream the first film without commercials, but you can watch it for free on the Roku Channel if you don't mind ads. — Steven Cohen, Senior Streaming Editor"Halloween" received a "96% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.AMC Plus (Amazon Prime Video Channels)$8.99 FROM AMAZON PRIME VIDEO CHANNELS$8.99 FROM AMC'Carrie' on Amazon Prime VideoUnited ArtistsStephen King's "Carrie" from 1976 demonstrates what happens when you push a vulnerable teenager too far. Sissy Spacek plays the title character, a shy girl with telekinetic powers who is being bullied in high school.She wants nothing but acceptance but her classmates won't let up. This leads to a terrifying finale at her prom, which has gone on to become one of the most iconic climaxes in horror movie history.The film is critically acclaimed and widely recognized as one of King's best novel-to-film adaptations. "Carrie" has a "93% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming ReporterAmazon Prime Video Monthly Subscription$8.99 FROM AMAZON PRIME VIDEO'Freaky' on HBO MaxNBCUniversal and Blumhouse"Freaky" premiered on the big screen in November 2020 when many viewers were still hesitant to see films in theaters. With that in mind, it's possible you missed this fun horror flick during its initial release. The movie is now streaming on HBO Max and it's a worthwhile watch for anyone who likes slashers with a clever sense of humor.The playful story puts a bloody spin on the classic "Freaky Friday" premise, as a serial killer (Vince Vaughn) and teenage girl (Kathryn Newton) switch bodies. What follows is an equal mix of scares and laughs.The director's previous two horror movies, "Happy Death Day" and "Happy Death Day 2U," are also well worth seeking out, but they're not available on any major subscription services right now. — Steven Cohen, Senior Streaming EditorFreaky" holds an "83% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.HBO Max Monthly Plan (ad-free)$14.99 FROM HBO MAX'Hereditary' on ShowtimeA24For anyone in therapy or who attributes any of their psychological struggles to their upbringing, this movie is going to wreck you both emotionally and with some of the most frightening imagery ever filmed.Written and directed by Ari Aster ("Midsommar"), the plot follows a struggling mother of two (played by Uma Thurman doppelganger Toni Collette) after the death of her abusive and mentally ill mother sends her into a depressive and supernatural spiral of generational trauma. — Joe Osborne, Senior Editor, Tech & Electronics"Hereditary" received an "89% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Showtime Monthly Streaming Subscription$10.99 FROM SHOWTIME$10.99 FROM AMAZON'The Evil Dead' on AMC PlusLionsgateFans of low budget horror thrills should enjoy Sam Raimi's cult classic "The Evil Dead." The movie was one of the first supernatural horror flicks to popularize the now common "cabin in the woods" setup. Raimi uses this premise to create a bloody explosion of kinetic camera work as a group of friends accidentally summon deadly demons.The movie makes the most of its cheap budget, proving that filmmaking ingenuity can trump million dollar special effects any day. Sure, it's rough around the edges, but that's all part of its enduring charm.The movie's equally celebrated sequel, "Evil Dead II," might be even more entertaining, as Raimi dials up the camp to blend slapstick comedy with gory scares. — Steven Cohen, Senior Streaming EditorAMC Plus (Amazon Prime Video Channels)$8.99 FROM AMAZON PRIME VIDEO CHANNELS$8.99 FROM AMC'The Taking of Deborah Logan' on Amazon Prime VideoMillennium EntertainmentAt a glance, this film had the potential to be a very cheesy watch, but it ended up being very spooky! The premise involves a film crew following an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease, but things take a supernatural turn.Some of the scenes are so haunting, with imagery that still sticks behind my eyelids. It's a found footage type of movie, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn't make me motion sick at all.  — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming Reporter"The Taking of Deborah Logan" holds a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Amazon Prime Video Monthly Subscription$8.99 FROM AMAZON PRIME VIDEO'Mandy' on Shudder and AMC PlusSundance InstituteI love scary movies, and 'Mandy' is one of the most underrated horror flicks ever made. The film takes place in the 1980s and stars Nicolas Cage as a man named Red. When a hippie cult kidnaps Red's wife Mandy (played by Andrea Riseborough), he seeks revenge while learning about the group's twisted pseudo-religious psychedelic practices.Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson's score is marvelous, and the cinematography keeps you transfixed. I loved the movie so much, I splurged on a novelty box of mac and cheese inspired by it. — James Brains, Home and Kitchen Reporter"Mandy" received a "90% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.AMC Plus (Amazon Prime Video Channels)$8.99 FROM AMAZON PRIME VIDEO CHANNELS$8.99 FROM AMC'Psycho Goreman' on AMC PlusShudderA gore-filled horror comedy with nostalgic practical effects, "Psycho Goreman" follows two kids who unintentionally summon an ancient alien with a thirst for blood. Contrary to everything you might expect, the kids turn the tables by holding the alien hostage and treating him as a glorified, bulletproof servant. They even dress him up as a handsome cowboy. The plot is fun and wacky, but my personal favorite aspect of the movie is its use of over-the-top practical effects. It's like watching classic "Power Rangers," but from the perspective of the villains, in all of their cheesy extravagance. — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming Reporter"Psycho Goreman" received a "92% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.AMC Plus (Amazon Prime Video Channels)$8.99 FROM AMAZON PRIME VIDEO CHANNELS$8.99 FROM AMC'Pulse' on AMC PlusHBOA cult-classic from Japan, "Pulse" uses two parallel storylines that eventually collide. The plot follows a supernatural and technological phenomenon sweeping the country, resulting in people disappearing. Atmospheric, spooky, and more than a little confusing, it's hard to explain the story without giving too much away. If you're a fan of films like "Parasite" or "Hereditary," I suggest you give "Pulse" a try. "Pulse" isn't a perfect movie, but it has some very haunting scenes and moments that are still imprinted behind my eyelids. Though it isn't filled with gore or jump scares, the film instead builds up an overwhelming sense of dread, that by the end, is inescapable. — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming Reporter"Pulse" received a "75% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.AMC Plus (Amazon Prime Video Channels)$8.99 FROM AMAZON PRIME VIDEO CHANNELS$8.99 FROM AMC'It Follows' on NetflixAnimal KingdomI heard a lot of jokes about this movie before I ever watched it, and while its premise — a sexually-transmitted curse — is joke worthy, "It Follows" is easily one of the most haunting films I've seen to date. It does more than build up a sense of doom over the movie's duration; it also really makes you feel the horror of being a teenager trapped in suburbia. "It Follows" has its jump scares, but I think the scariest aspect is the environment the film creates to make you feel cornered, hopeless, and distrusting of strangers. After watching this one, I had a hard time walking through my own neighborhood in broad daylight without feeling tense. — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming Reporter"It Follows" received a "96% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Netflix Monthly Subscription$9.99 FROM NETFLIXRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 13th, 2022

The 11 best horror movies to watch on Hulu, from "Fresh" to "Little Monsters"

Hulu has a solid selection of horror movies to stream, ranging from supernatural thrillers to monster films. Plans start at $7 a month. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Hulu Hulu has a solid lineup of horror movies, ranging from zombie films to supernatural thrillers. Some of the service's best-rated horror films include movies like "Fresh" and "Little Monsters." Hulu costs $7 a month for ad-supported streaming, or $13 a month for ad-free streaming. Hulu Streaming Service $6.99 FROM HULUHulu has no shortage of creepy horror films, both old and new, to stream. From exclusive titles like "Fresh" to modern classics like "Let the Right One In," horror devotees and casual viewers alike have a solid lineup to choose from. If you're not already a member, Hulu costs $7 a month for ad-supported streaming, or $13 a month for ad-free playback.To help you find a spooky film worthy of your next movie night, we rounded up some of the best horror movies on Hulu. Our selection includes a mix of supernatural thrillers, ghost stories, monster movies, and even horror comedies. Every film we've listed has earned at least a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregation platform. Keep in mind, however, that Hulu's selection of films rotates frequently. Some of our current picks may become unavailable in the future, so we'll keep this list updated to reflect Hulu's changing lineup.Here are the 11 best horror movies on Hulu:'Fresh'Hulu"Fresh" is one of the latest additions to Hulu's horror library. The slow-building thrill stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan. It riffs on the struggles of modern dating in the age of apps and social media. Terror mounts as the movie reveals a key twist about 30 minutes in, but the story still maintains a smart sense of humor. "Fresh" received an "81% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'The Feast'IFC FilmsThis Welsh horror movie is directed by Lee Haven Jones and stars Annes Elwy, Nia Roberts, and Julian Lewis Jones. Elegant, creepy, and a little bit gory, "The Feast" marries fantasy and fear as a mysterious woman appears at a formal dinner party and employs herself as the event's waitress. It got an "82% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'The Host'Magnolia Pictures"The Host" is a modern classic for fans of the horror genre. It came out in 2006 and is directed by Bong Joon-Ho, who you may know for the award-winning film "Parasite." Both movies star Song Kang-ho, but the similarities end there. "The Host" is a Korean monster film and follows our protagonist as he desperately tries to rescue his daughter after a terrifying sea creature kidnaps her. It received a "93% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'Willy's Wonderland'Screen MediaWhere action, horror, and comedy intersect, you'll find "Willy's Wonderland." The 2021 film stars Nicolas Cage as a silent protagonist, tasked with cleaning a family fun center (think Chuck E. Cheese) overnight to pay off a debt. Similar to the wildly popular video game Five Nights at Freddy's, things get violent when the animatronics come to life. "Willy's Wonderland" earned a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'Little Monsters'NEON/HuluLupita Nyong'o, Alexander England, and Josh Gad star in this zombie comedy film from 2019. "Little Monsters'' follows three unlikely heroes as they team up to protect a group of young school kids from a sudden zombie outbreak. It's a funny and fresh take on the genre, carried by incredible performances from the main cast. "Little Monsters'' has a "79% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'The Lodge'Neon"The Lodge'' is a psychological thriller directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. It follows a woman, played by Riley Keough, who is stranded in an isolated snow lodge with her fiance's two kids, played by Jaeden Martell and Lia McHugh. With tensions already running high, the situation escalates when everyone's belongings, including medications, go missing. "The Lodge'' received a "74% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'Fright Night'Colin Farrell in "Fright Night."DreamWorks PicturesThis remake of the 1985 original of the same name is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell. "Fright Night" follows a high school student as he discovers that his new neighbor is a real vampire. It's gory and comedic with notable performances from its cast. "Fright Night" has a "72% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'The Wretched'IFC MidnightJohn-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, and Jamison Jones star in this 2019 supernatural horror film directed by the Pierce Brothers. "The Wretched" details the events of one teenage boy as he takes on the evil force he suspects is possessing his next-door neighbor. "The Wretched" received a "75% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'Sputnik'Art Pictures StudioFor fans of sci-fi horror, "Sputnik" should be next on your list. The 2020 Russian film is directed by Egor Abramenko and stars Oksana Akinshina, Pyotor Fyodorov, and Fyodor Bondarchuk. Set in the Cold War-era 1980s, Oksana Akinshina plays a young doctor who has been tasked with assessing a cosmonaut who has survived a harrowing accident while in space.  "Sputnik" earned an "87% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'Lights Out'Warner Bros"Lights Out" came out in 2016 as David F. Sandberg's directorial debut. Starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, and Alexander DiPersia, it's a supernatural thriller in which a woman and her stepbrother are terrorized by a spirit that only appears after the lights go out. It's the only title on this list that's rated PG-13 — which is somewhat of a rarity for good horror films nowadays. "Lights Out" has a "75% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.'Let the Right One In'Magnet FilmsSet in Sweden during the 1980s, "Let the Right One In" tells the story of a young boy struggling to make friends who meets a mysterious girl who only emerges at night. It's not your typical horror film; the international drama uses fear to strengthen its emotional storytelling. Based on a 2004 novel of the same name, the film is directed by Tomas Alfredson and stars Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson. The movie also inspired an American remake, titled "Let Me In." "Let the Right One In" received a whopping "98% Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytApr 6th, 2022

41 thoughtful, last-minute gifts that don"t feel rushed

Last-minute gifts can be as thoughtful and unique as any, from subscription services to gift cards that can be used at any time. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.The Sill We're not down to the wire yet, so there's still time to find thoughtful, unique gifts. Below are options with fast shipping and instant options like subscription services or e-gift cards. If you're worried about a late arrival, this clever hack ensures they still have a gift to open. We've all been there — holidays and birthdays are just around the corner, your schedule starts getting more chaotic, and you still haven't picked out a gift.Whether it just slipped your mind or you decided to give a gift impromptu, we've got you covered. This list proves last-minute gift ideas can still be thoughtful and unique, from clever subscriptions to useful gift cards and everything in between.Most of these can be e-mailed to the recipient just in time, while some are available at stores with two- or even one-day shipping. As a last resort, repurpose this clever hack to ensure they still have a gift to open.  Check out our 41 picks for last-minute gifts: A Murray's Monthly Clubs subscription for cheese loversMurray's Cheese/FacebookCheese of the Month subscription, available at Murray's, from $63/monthSend the best of Murray's cheese and satiate their hankering for a good gouda or creamy brie with a monthly subscription. Whether they're a cheese aficionado or just looking for a yummy snack, they'll enjoy getting fresh cheese delivered to their door, along with detailed guides to the flavors and suggested beverage pairings for each. Choose from options like Classic Cheese of the Month for newbies all the way up to Cheesemonger's Picks of the Month. You can pay for a month-to-month subscription or pre-pay for a three-month option.A Veuve Clicquot gift box, or any bottle of something nice from DrizlyDrizlyVeuve Clicquot Yellow Label Cassette Tape, available at Drizly, starting at $62.69If you've only got hours to send a gift, there's always Drizly. It not only delivers in a flash (generally, depending upon where your recipient is), there are gift sets, like this fun Veuve Clicquot in a cassette box, aplenty.A Babbel subscriptionBabbel.BabbelBabbel subscriptions, starting at $59 for six monthsWhether they love to dabble in other languages or they're looking to gain citizenship in a land not (yet) their own, Babbel is a considerate and immediately deliverable option.An immaculately pre-cooked brisketLewis BarbecueA whole Carolina brisket from Lewis Barbecue, available at Lewis Barbecue, starting at $149 (overnight shipping available)With New Year's Eve right around the corner from Christmas, hosting — and cooking for — a party can suddenly feel overwhelming. Shipping on Tuesdays and Thursdays, this brisket (available in three sizes) will arrive from South Carolina on their doorstep in no time, frozen or thawed.A pair of Apple AirPodsA pair of Apple AirPods Pro wireless headphones and charging casePhil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty ImagesAirPods Pro, available at Target, $199.99 (on sale)Depending on how last-minute we're talking, you could secure a pair of these online and have them shipped in short order or pick them up the very same day.A treat (or three) from Milk BarMilkbarDesserts from Milk Bar, starting at $26Who says they can't have birthday cake during the holidays? There are plenty of choices at Milk Bar, which is sure to be a hit.Read our full review of Milk Bar here.An arts and crafts subscription boxThe Crafter’s Box/InstagramThe Crafter's Box membership, available at The Crafter's Box, $65/monthMaybe they're not the most creative soul on the planet, but there's no time like the present to help them discover their inner artist.A gift card for a bottle of something niceReservebar/InstagramGift cards, available at Reservebar, $10-$1000Reservebar excels in specialty wine and spirits, but recipients can have their pick of just about anything. If there's still time, you can even have a bottle engraved for them.Read our full review of Reservebar here.A tea-of-the-month subscriptionSips byMonthly tea boxes, available at Sips by, starting at $16/monthFour different teas (enough for about 16 cups) sent monthly will give them their fix but also open their world. They can create a free profile and customize their box based on their tastes or just sign up and see what arrives.A virtual message from their favorite starCameoPersonalized video message, available at Cameo, from $1Has a certain TV show become their quarantine guilty pleasure? Request a Cameo from their favorite actor, athlete, or comedian. Cameo offers over 40,000 celebrities and entertainment personalities to choose from, with plenty of options under $150, and select talent can fulfill requests within 24 hours. Just include some details, and they'll create a personalized video message.An electric toothbrush with top-notch accessoriesQuipQuip gift card, available at Quip, from $25Give them the gift of better oral hygiene with a Quip toothbrush, which pairs with an electric toothbrush, bundle, starter kit, or accessory, so they'll always be brushing with the most thorough and efficient brush tools.Read our full review of Quip versus Philips Sonicare here.A luxe jewelry rental serviceRocksboxRocksbox Jewelry Subscription Box, available at Rocksbox, $49/three monthsGrant them full access to the ultimate jewelry collection, featuring top designer brands like Kendra Scott, Kate Spade, Gorjana, and more. Every month, Rocksbox will send three pieces of jewelry chosen by a personal stylist, with free shipping both ways. Get them started by choosing from three different membership packages: three months, six months, or 12 months.Read our full Rocksbox review here.A diaper and wipe bundle for expecting mothersHonestHonest Diaper + Wipes Bundle, available at Honest $55.96/bundleDo you know someone with a baby on the way? Gift them a monthly supply of Honest's premium diapers and wipes in a flexible bundle subscription. The bundle features three diaper types: everyday, training pants, and overnights, with custom sizes based on weight and age. If in between sizes, Honest recommends sizing up. Each pack includes over 100 diapers. Plus, they can personalize the diapers with a number of cute design options. A yearlong magazine subscriptionAmazonMagazine subscription, available at Amazon, starting at $5/yearNothing beats holding a physical issue of their favorite magazine. A subscription service makes sure it lands in their hand without the extra trip to the store. Choose from magazines like Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Women's Health, and more that cost just $5 for an entire year.A low-maintenance plant serviceThe SillPlants for Beginners Subscription, available at The Sill, $60/monthEven the most novice green thumb can build a thriving garden with The Sill. Each month, the houseplant subscription delivers an easy-care hand-potted plant in a sleek ceramic planter. It's the perfect opportunity to cultivate their own at-home plant nursery.Read our full review of The Sill here.An endless closet of designer clothingRent the RunwayRent the Runway membership, available at Rent the Runway, $99/monthRent the Runway's innovative model means they no longer have to waste money on clothes they'll wear just once or twice. It's perfect for the fashionista in your life and lets them rent something new for any occasion — whether it be WFH, date night, or staycations.Read our full review of Rent the Runway here.A 12-pack of wine from an independent winemaker for under $100NakedWines.comGive a wine gift from NakedWines.comLooking for a last-minute gift that's perfect for your favorite vino fan? We recommend a few bottles from NakedWines.com. Every winemaker on the platform has been "funded" by "Angel" customers, meaning you feel like you have a more direct stake in the wine you gift — and they're all affordable and high-quality. Insider Reviews senior reporter Mara Leighton tried the service and found it to be a great value. Read the full review here.A Disney+ gift subscriptionAlyssa Powell/Business InsiderDisney+ Gift Subscription Service, available at Disney, $79.99/yearIt gives unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox for just $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here.And if they need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.A flower subscription service for freshly delivered bloomsLauren Savoie/InsiderFlower subscription, available at BloomsyBox, $44.99 per monthSend beautiful bouquets on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing — weekly, every two weeks, or monthly. Choose from a variety of floral themes, from roses to plants to pet-safe options. This new twist on a classic gift is one that'll keep on giving.Find out more about our favorite flower-delivery services here.A gift that's as uniquely sweet as they areSugarwishSugarwish treat boxes, available at Sugarwish, from $22 for two selectionsGifting just got a little bit sweeter. You choose the number of treats, and Sugarwish takes care of the rest. The recipient chooses which treats they want to receive once they redeem the gift, so it's the perfect last-minute item for a picky eater.A Headspace subscription for soothing meditationsHeadspace/FacebookMeditation App Subscription, available at Headspace from $12.99/monthThe past few years have been full of anxiety and uncertainty, which makes a gift that includes soothing meditation options extra thoughtful. They can listen to narrated meditations with a Buddhist monk, get tips for handling stress from videos with cute graphics, or leverage wind-down guided exercises to enjoy better sleep.  A MasterClass subscription to learn from the bestAlyssa Powell/Business InsiderAnnual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $15/monthFor the uninitiated, MasterClass is an e-learning platform that provides an array of classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders. Users can find everything from television writing classes taught by Shonda Rhimes to a style lesson with Tan France. An Amazon Prime membership to make life easierAmazonAmazon Prime membership, available at Amazon, from $12.99/month or $119/yearThe gift of Amazon Prime is always one that'll be met with extreme appreciation, given that it is both practical and thoughtful. If the recipient already has a membership, the money will convert into a gift card that they can use on anything they want from the site. An e-gift card to Everlane for anyone who appreciates the basicsEverlaneEverlane e-gift card, available at Everlane from $25Everlane is our go-to for all things considered "closet staples" — from cozy cashmere to classic button-downs, comfortable cotton tees to casual denim. We can't think of anyone who wouldn't be able to put an Everlane e-gift card to use, especially when they can start shopping as soon as they open the e-gift card confirmation email. Check out every style we've tried from Everlane here. A Hulu gift card for the TV loverHuluHulu gift card, available at Walmart, from $25Hulu, like Netflix, is a must-have for TV fans. Whether or not they already have a membership (which you may or may not mooch off of), this gift card can be used to sign up or pay for their next few months with the service. An Amazon Kindle for book lovers who travel frequentlyAmazonAmazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Target, $129.99Kindles make the perfect last-minute gift for voracious readers. Even if the recipient swears by the feeling of a real book in their hands, once they see how much easier it is to travel with one thin tablet instead of six thick novels, they'll be grateful you introduced them. The Paperwhite has a backlit screen with zero glare, so they can read it as easily outside as in bed with the lights out. Another plus? It's waterproof. Read about our experience with the new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite here. A Book of the Month subscription for bibliophilesBook of the Month InstagramBook of the Month Monthly Membership, available at Book of the Month, from $49.99/three monthsIf the Kindle just isn't their thing, the Book of the Month Club might be a perfect alternative. The subscription service narrows a selection of new releases down to five options, and the recipient will be able to choose which hardcover book they'd like to receive each month. If they don't like any of that month's selections, they can also opt to skip and wait until next month's choices come out. A gift card to their favorite music streaming serviceBest BuySend a gift card or subscription to Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, or Apple MusicSometimes the simple, practical route is the way to go when it comes to last-minute gifting. If they're one for spontaneous at-home dance parties or screaming their favorite songs in the car, a free month of their go-to music streaming service can prove to be just as thoughtful as a gift that's purchased weeks in advance.A bouquet to satisfy any sweet toothHarry & DavidSweet Chocolate Covered Donut & Cake Pop Bouquet, available at Harry & David, $54.99You may not be able to make them breakfast in bed, but you can still ensure they have a sweet morning with this donut and cake pop bouquet delivery. All of the mini treats are dipped in either dark or white chocolate and topped with chocolate drizzle and candy toppings. Best of all, last-minute shoppers can get express shipping.An e-gift card to Warby Parker for the daily glasses-wearerWarby ParkerWarby Parker e-gift cards, available at Warby Parker, from $50Glasses can help people express their individual sense of style, a trend only bolstered by stylish online glasses retailers. Warby Parker has managed to make prescription glasses affordable (a baseline pair starts at just $95, including lenses), but even if your giftee doesn't wear prescription glasses, the company also makes non-prescription sunglasses that are equally as good-looking. Digital gift cards are delivered to your recipient's email immediately.A BarkBox subscription for anyone who spoils their dogBarkBoxDog Treats Subscription Box, available at BarkBox, from $35/monthWhether they just got a new puppy or they've had a dog for a while now, you can't go wrong with a BarkBox subscription. To give it as a gift, simply input their pup's name and relative size (small, medium, or large), and select a one-, three-, six-, or 12-month increment. You can send the box directly to their house or purchase a digital gift card, which they can redeem immediately.A coffee subscription to help them stay caffeinatedAtlas Coffee ClubGift a Coffee Subscription Box, multiple plans available at Atlas Coffee ClubAtlas makes some of our favorite coffee out there, and it fresh roasts each batch before sending it out so you know the coffee you'll get hasn't been sitting on a shelf for six months. Any caffeine fiend will love receiving beans or grounds direct to their door each month, giving you extra brownie points each time.Read about our experience with Atlas Coffee Club here.A gift card to frame their art or photosFramebridgeFramebridge gift card, available at Framebridge, from $25Everyone appreciates having a beautiful frame for their photos, posters, or artwork — but no one actually likes paying for it themselves. They'll enjoy the chance to custom frame something for her home with Framebridge. Bonus points if you also print and send cute family photos for her to frame.A fun and convenient way to freshen up their wardrobeStitch FixPersonalized Styling Service Gift Card, available at Stitch Fitch, from $20If you sense that they're no longer excited by their closet, a Stitch Fix gift card is the perfect solution. Recipients can try out different brands and styles that they wouldn't ordinarily buy, and it's easy to return pieces with the provided prepaid shipping labels.A travel-planning service that does all the work for themAirbnbAirbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $50For the person who is currently dreaming about where to go post-pandemic, this gift card will help ensure their next trip is stellar. Airbnb has thousands of listings for private home vacation rentals around the globe and across the US. They can choose from premium luxe listings like a villa in Malibu, find a location close to a national park for outdoor exploration, or opt for a unique getaway like a tree-house rental.A customizable suitcaseCALPAKCalpak gift card, available at Calpak, from $25Ordering a piece of luggage that best suits them will take too long if you're strapped for time, plus you might not know exactly what they like. You're better off giving a gift card so they can choose from plenty of fun options. From confetti to marble patterns, Calpak offers suitcase designs for every traveler. We especially like the packing cubes.An Echo Dot for the smart-home enthusiastAmazonAmazon Echo Dot, available at Best Buy, $29.99If you have at least one days' worth of foresight, the latest Echo Dot is a great last-minute gift that won't require much effort. Whether you know for a fact that they have just started outfitting their home with smart capabilities, or you at least have a suspicion that they'd enjoy the convenience of having Alexa around to answer questions and play games, the Dot is a great pick. A Birchbox subscription for beauty and skincare loversBirchboxBirchbox Subscription Box, available at Birchbox, from $45/3 monthsThere's a reason Birchbox is so popular — it's an affordable way to find and learn about new beauty, skincare, and grooming products without spending too much on full-sized options the recipient might not like. For $30 to $45, you'll be able to gift three months' worth of boxes right to their door. For a more substantial option, you can gift six months for $84 or 12 months for $156.  A Blue Apron subscriptionBlue ApronBlue Apron Subscription Gift, available at Blue Apron, from $65Blue Apron's meal kits are the perfect last-minute gift for anyone who enjoys cooking but lacks the time or foresight to do the planning involved. It costs $47.95 for two servings of two recipes each week, so they'll save time shopping and prepping meals, which is arguably worth more than the subscription price.A salami-of-the-month club for the meat loversFood52Olympia Provisions Artisanal Salami, available at Food52, from $40You know the type — always orders a charcuterie board, could survive on prosciutto, prefers savory over sweet. Spoil your giftee with a salami delivery and hope they invite you over for a dinner party at some point. A hot sauce subscription for heat seekersFood52Fuego Box quarterly hot sauce subscription, available at Food52, $120They'll get fired up for this quarterly delivery of small-batch hot sauce, which is curated by Fuego Box and filled with gourmet picks from all over the country. Each box contains three 5-ounce bottles. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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90+ Black Friday deals you can still get today: Dyson Airwrap, AirPods Pro, Roomba vacuums, and more

Black Friday is over, but you can still find deals just as good as Black Friday all over. Save on top buys from Walmart, Target, Nordstrom, and more. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Apple; Amazon; Target; Nordstrom; Kohl's; Rachel Mendelson/InsiderBlack Friday 2021 is over, but that doesn't mean it's too late to save big. Tech, home and kitchen, beauty and fashion, and health and fitness are all seeing huge discounts, making it a great chance to shop for gifts and big purchases. Insider Reviews works year-round to test products and track prices so we can offer expert buying advice during peak shopping periods like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.Plenty of retailers started offering big discounts before Black Friday, so don't be surprised if popular items like Apple's AirPods Pro headphones and Instant Pot pressure cookers begin to sell out as the holiday shopping weekend continues. That said, we've seen a few products go out of stock briefly only to return a few hours later.Below, we've selected the best deals we've found during the Black Friday 2021 weekend, with prices from multiple retailers so you can compare and choose. We'll be adding new deals to the list on a regular basis through Cyber Monday, November 29.Check out our comprehensive list of Black Friday sales across the net, from startups to retailers.You can also find the best deals at specific stores like Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Nordstrom.Here are 18 more Black Friday deals under $50 that are still up for grabs.Best Black Friday 2021 tech dealsApple AirPods ProThe Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. $169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%$189.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$189.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$209.00 FROM B&HOriginally $249.00 | Save 16%$399.99 FROM WALMARTRoku 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 APPLEApple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)With a recent Apple processor and many of the same features as the Series 7, the Apple Watch SE is a great budget-friendly option.$219.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $279.00 | Save 21%$279.00 FROM APPLEOriginally $279.00 | Save 0%Samsung 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 $279.99 | Save 29%$199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$229.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $279.99 | Save 18%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%Sony WH-1000XM4Sony's WH-1000XM4 are our go-to pair of headphones when we look for a balance of sound quality and noise-cancelling performance.$248.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$248.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%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%Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)Apple's third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio. $154.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $179.99 | Save 14%$179.00 FROM APPLE$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $179.00 | Save 5%$179.00 FROM BEST BUY$174.98 FROM WALMARTApple 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$899.00 FROM B&HOriginally $999.00 | Save 10%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%Amazon All-New KindleThe Kindle allows users to download hundreds, if not thousands, of books straight to the device. This model has a front light that makes it better-suited for night time reading.$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%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%Yamaha YAS-209 SoundbarYamaha's YAS-209 offers great sound, Amazon Alexa support, and well-balanced functionality for a reasonable price. $299.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%$299.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.95 | Save 14%Logitech C922x Pro Stream WebcamYou'll also want a decent webcam and mic if you want to be seen on screen, and provide commentary for your gaming.$74.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 25%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%Microsoft Surface Pro 7The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is sleek and portable with excellent performance for on-the-go use — making it still the most premium 2-in-1 tablet to date.$999.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1329.00 | Save 25%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 Black Friday 2021 kitchen dealsKitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food ChopperThe KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is ideal and convenient for small prepping needs. The size makes it easy to store away or keep on your counter, and the Cyber Monday price makes it easy on your wallet. $39.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%$39.99 FROM KITCHENAIDOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%Ninja Professional Kitchen System BlenderThe Ninja Professional Kitchen System is a powerful blender that transforms into a food processor or a personal blender with just the swap of an attachment.$99.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $199.99 | Save 50%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%Zojirushi Virtuoso Plus BreadmakerThis bread machine kneads thoroughly, bakes evenly, and, unlike many of its competitors, turns out standard-sized loaves. $217.99 FROM BED BATH & BEYONDOriginally $359.99 | Save 39%$359.99 FROM ABTDrinkMate Beverage Carbonation MakerIf you'd like to add fizz to more than just water, consider the Drinkmate Beverage Carbonation Maker, which can carbonate everything from juice to wine.$79.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $95.93 | Save 17%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%$209.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 16%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.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%Our Place Always PanOur Place's Always Pan is multi-functional nonstick pan that's taken the internet by storm. It promises to replace eight different pieces of cookware in your kitchen. It can function as a steamer, saute pan, frying pan, and more. $99.00 FROM OUR PLACEOriginally $145.00 | Save 32%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 TARGETOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%$49.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $79.98 | Save 37%Bodum Chambord French PressThe Bodum Chambord is about as timeless as French presses get. It's unfussy and operates smoothly, and replacement parts (screens, braces, etc.) are affordable and easily attainable. $25.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $38.00 | Save 34%Best Black Friday 2021 home dealsDyson Airwrap Complete StylerDyson Airwrap Complete Styler is engineered for multiple hair types and styles. Featuring Coanda air styling and propelled by the Dyson digital motor, users can curl, wave, smooth and dry with no extreme heat.$399.99 FROM NEW EGGOriginally $499.99 | Save 20%$549.00 FROM SEPHORA$549.95 FROM DYSON$549.99 FROM ULTA$549.99 FROM BEST BUY$549.00 FROM AMAZONChewy 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. $749.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $899.99 | Save 17%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%Drinkwell Two-Gallon Pet FountainThis two gallon pet drinking fountain is the perfect accessory to make sure your dog or cat (or both) are drinking enough water.$59.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $74.95 | Save 20%Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set (Queen)If you take your sleep comfort seriously, the pampering touch and good looks of Brooklinen's Luxe Sheets will have you sleeping like a baby.$140.00 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%$140.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%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%Shark ION Robot® Vacuum RV750This is one of the cheapest smart vacuums we've seen to date – this far out from the official launch of Walmart's sale. It's tough to imagine this getting much cheaper during the deals event, so it might be wise to act quickly.$143.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $299.99 | Save 52%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%Best Black Friday 2021 gaming dealsNintendo 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 Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses"Fire Emblem: Three Houses" is a turn-based war strategy game that encourages you to build relationships with your soldiers and master your tactics on the battlefield. $35.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$34.99 FROM GAMESTOPOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$39.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%$39.88 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 34%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%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. $36.99 FROM CDKEYSOriginally $59.99 | Save 38%$39.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%$39.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | 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%$52.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 12%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%Logitech 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.$54.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $79.98 | Save 31%$54.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $79.98 | Save 31%$54.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $80.00 | Save 33%$54.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $79.98 | Save 31%Best Black Friday 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%Philo TVIf you want your streaming service to cost less per month than a single trip for the family to Starbucks, Philo TV is made with you in mind.$5.00 FROM PHILOOriginally $25.00 | Save 80%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 Black Friday health & fitness dealsTheragun PROThe Theragun Pro is our top pick: a powerful, customizable, and durable massager that's worth every bit of its $600 price tag. $399.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM THERABODYOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%23andMe Ancestry + Health KitThe 23andMe DNA Ancestry + Health Kit tells you which illnesses you're predisposed to and gives you a full look at your ancestry.$99.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.00 | Save 50%$99.00 FROM 23ANDMEOriginally $199.00 | Save 50%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.$49.00 FROM ANCESTRYOriginally $99.00 | Save 51%$49.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.00 | Save 51%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 Black Friday style & beauty dealsDyson Airwrap Complete StylerDyson Airwrap Complete Styler is engineered for multiple hair types and styles. Featuring Coanda air styling and propelled by the Dyson digital motor, users can curl, wave, smooth and dry with no extreme heat.$399.99 FROM NEW EGGOriginally $499.99 | Save 20%$549.00 FROM SEPHORA$549.95 FROM DYSON$549.99 FROM ULTA$549.99 FROM BEST BUY$549.00 FROM AMAZONL.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%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Lululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short SleeveLululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short Sleeve $49.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $78.00 | Save 37%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%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 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.$286.63 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.$77.58 FROM NIKEOriginally $130.00 | Save 40%Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear FoundationFor a matte, but not stone-like complexion, try Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation.$27.00 FROM SEPHORAOriginally $36.00 | Save 25%$27.00 FROM FENTYOriginally $36.00 | Save 25%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%$27.45 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%Everlane Glove Boot ReKnitEverlane's Glove Boot is a sleek boot made with stretchy, sustainable knit fabric and a walkable heel for all-day comfort. $46.00 FROM EVERLANEOriginally $115.00 | Save 60%OutdoorVoices The Exercise DressOutdoorVoices makes a few of our favorite athleisure items, and they're another example of a company that can balance form and function.$75.00 FROM OUTDOORVOICESOriginally $100.00 | Save 25%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. $22.50 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $45.00 | Save 50%$22.50 FROM MACY'SOriginally $45.00 | Save 50%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%Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow DefinerThere's a reason why Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brow Definer is a favorite among beauty editors. The angled applicator allows you to sketch on hair-like strokes, providing you with a natural-looking fill every single time. The Definer is on sale during Nordstrom's Black Friday sale, and it's one of the best prices we've seen for this cult-favorite product. You can shop it in every color for just $16. $16.10 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $23.00 | Save 30%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%Spanx Faux Leather LeggingsMade with the same level of support as its signature shapewear but with a little extra stretch, these leggings are designed to not only make you look great but feel great, too. $78.40 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $98.00 | Save 20%$78.40 FROM SPANX Originally $98.00 | Save 20%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | 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.$21.24 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 65%Black Friday 2021 FAQSWhat is Black Friday?Black Friday is an annual sales event that traditionally happens at the end of November, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season. The savings event is one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year — sales are so high that the day can push a retailer into "the black," or solvency.We've been seeing noteworthy price drops for the entire month of November, with all-time lows cropping up more and more as the day gets closer.When is Black Friday 2021?Black Friday is always the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday fell on November 26. However, we're seeing Black Friday-caliber deals continue even after Black Friday.Retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy have already kicked off their Black Friday sales, days before the holiday itself.What time did Black Friday start?Technically speaking, Black Friday started at 12:00 a.m. local time on November 26 for online retailers. However, Black Friday sales started whenever each retailer decided their deals will go live.A handful of retailers, like Walmart and Amazon, started early and have extended sales past Black Friday.What time do stores open on Black Friday weekend?Here are the opening times for the major retailers we're tracking throughout Black Friday weekend. Keep in mind that you can shop all the retailers below, plus others like Amazon, around the clock online.Apple: Varies by store, check store hours here.Bed Bath & Beyond: 6 a.m.Best Buy: 5 a.m.Dick's Sporting Goods: 5 a.m.The Home Depot: 6 a.m.Kohl's: 5 a.m.Lowe's: 6 a.m.Macy's: 6 a.m.Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack: Varies by store, check store hours here.Sephora: Varies by store, check store hours here.Target: 7 a.m.Ulta Beauty: 6 a.m.Walmart: 5 a.m.How long do Black Friday sales last?Don't be fooled by the name that suggests Black Friday is a single day. It's most definitely not. It's more like a shopping season that begins in early November. There are still Black Friday deals available right now.What should you buy on Black Friday?Since it falls a few weeks before the gift-giving season, Black Friday provides excellent opportunities to buy and save on all your holiday gifts before the last-minute rush. It's nearly guaranteed that you'll get great value for your money on certain products during Black Friday weekend — but some items tend to see better discounts at other times of the year. If you go in knowing what you're looking for, you're less likely to be ripped off by a fancy-looking coupon or to spend money on products you don't need.Shoppers saw tons of great deals — including so-called "doorbusters" — online before and early on in Black Friday. During the event, prices drop to all-time lows, often beating out prices we see over the course of the year. The sale covers every product category: tech, home and kitchen, fashion, and smart home. This Black Friday, we've seen similar offers to the ones we saw on Amazon Prime Day, except more wide-ranging.We recommend focusing on the following product categories if you want the best deals: TVsSmart home devicesGaming consoles and video gamesKitchen appliancesHistorically, Black Friday has been a great time to purchase big-ticket electronics — especially larger TVs. Whether you're looking for a top-of-the-line Samsung set or LG OLED, or a budget-friendly TCL or Hisense model, Black Friday weekend still has several deals.Much like Amazon Prime Day, we saw tons of discounts on smart home products last Black Friday. Amazon Echo products dropped to their lowest prices ever, plus we saw several discounts and bundles on Google's recently released products.This Black Friday we have seen discounts on the latest Xbox and Playstation games. While we didn't see any markdowns on new consoles last year, we did see a few bundles crop up and we've seen more of them in 2021. If you're looking for a kitchen upgrade, Black Friday is a great time to shop. We saw big discounts on Instant Pot pressure cookers, KitchenAid appliances, pots and pans, plus everything else you'll want for the upcoming holiday season.Of course, the deals found during Black Friday are incredibly wide-ranging. There have also been several deals on diapers, toilet paper, and other household essentials.Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better?It's complicated, and it matters less every year.For those unfamiliar, Cyber Monday traditionally comes three days after Black Friday, on Monday. However, we've seen Black Friday and Cyber Monday slowly merge and expand to a weeklong, or even a month-long affair. Different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary.A good rule of thumb to follow: If you think you see a good deal, (e.g., one we recommend) create the order as soon as possible. While you can always cancel or return a product, it's impossible to take advantage of an inactive, or expired deal.Suppose you purchase a discounted product during Black Friday and see a more significant markdown at another retailer come Cyber Monday. Don't sweat it.You can ask the original storefront to match the price (some automatically refund you the difference), or you can return or cancel the order, then place a new order with a better price. Some orders won't even ship during the weekend, which makes it easy to cancel orders.For those who can shop in-person during Black Friday weekend, we've found that it's better to shop that way in these situations:For expensive productsFor major storesFor this year's productsWhat stores have Black Friday deals still? Outside of a few notable exceptions like REI, nearly every major retailer and direct-to-consumer company is offering markdowns during the event. We've seen deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Dell, Amazon, Adorama, Lowe's, The Home Depot, and more.As we do every Black Friday, we are sifting through all of the offers and rounding up the best deals from your favorite retailers.Are there be Black Friday shipping delays?Shipping delays and major shopping holidays go hand in hand, and this year is no exception. Supply chain issues are cropping up, but they probably won't ruin your Christmas. To be safe, try buying your gifts as early as possible to avoid stock issues. With so many deals rolling out early, that's easier than ever.When did Black Friday ads come out?Black Friday ad scans are now available, including Walmart, Kohl's, Macy's, Amazon, and Target. For the full list of available ads, check out the catalog compiled on BlackFriday.com.Best Black Friday Deals we saw last yearLast year, we rounded up the best Black Friday deals we could find. Some of the best deals we found discounted many products over 50% with hundreds of dollars in savings. Here are some of the best markdowns we saw last year. iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum was $179 on Amazon, originally $229.LG 75" 80 Series smart webOS TV was $999 at Best Buy, originally $1,499.Insignia 24-inch Fire TV was $100 from Amazon, originally $170.Lenovo smart clock was $35 from Best Buy, originally $80.Samsung 1TB internal SSD was $100 from Walmart, originally $280.How we select the best Black Friday dealsWe only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.We'll compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and include only the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards). All deals will be at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsize 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: worldSource: nytNov 27th, 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

42 gifts for grandparents, from a wine subscription to a custom pet portrait

Give your grandparents the kind of gift that shows your love and appreciation for them. We found 40+ meaningful and useful gift ideas they'll love. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images In this list, you'll find 42 gifts to give grandparents to thank them for the many years of love. For 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. Shopping for grandparents can be daunting. They've likely gotten the basics down pat, and if you ask for ideas you'll likely get a genuine "nothing" in response. But these are the people who sat through your band recitals even though they were unbearably boring. They weathered your tantrums and sticky fingers on their furniture, and they probably slipped you candy even when someone else said no. So, what can you do for them?Below are 42 gifts that you can feel good about gifting. They're thoughtful, useful, sweet, and bound to be extremely appreciated by grandmas and grandpas.Check out all 42 cool gifts for grandparents below: Nice tea and a cute infuser Amazon/Business Insider Genuine Fred Duck Tea Infuser, available at Amazon, $12.14Buy a cute tea infuser and your grandparents will think of you every time they use it. Don't forget to pair it with some delicious loose leaf tea blends. A DNA test that lets them delve into family history ancestryDNA AncestryDNA Genetic Test, available at Ancestry, $59Your grandparents are the origins and default architects of much of your life, and AncestryDNA gives them — and you — the chance to explore and appreciate that history. They'll be able to see their heritage and genetic breakdown (aka 50% Irish, 30% Italian, and so on) and can build family trees complete with historical documents and censuses already on the site. If they're interested in history, they'll love this. A bouquet of fresh flowers 1-800-Flowers Fields of Europe Christmas Bouquet, available at 1-800-Flowers, from $39.99What's nicer than getting a gorgeous bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers sent to your home? Probably only getting to walk by them every day. If you want to send grandma and/or grandpa a bouquet of something fresh and beautiful to enjoy, flowers are a thoughtful option that can typically be delivered within days of purchasing. A funny ode to the festive family moments we all know and love Amazon/Business Insider Senior Moments: Christmas, available at Amazon, $8.59If your grandparents love a good joke, this funny seasonal book illustrates festive family moments from the holidays. Just flip through the first few sample pages to make sure it matches their humor before ordering en masse.  A pair of comfortable sneakers Allbirds Shop all Allbirds sneakers hereEveryone deserves comfortable sneakers and if your grandparents aren't familiar with Allbirds, it's time to get them up to speed. The brand makes footwear using sustainable materials like merino wool, recycled trees, sugarcane, and natural rubber. Check out all of our reviews on Allbirds sneakers to choose the best pair for them. A popular vacuum-insulated stainless steel water bottle Hydro Flask Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Bottle, available at REI, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Hydro Flask, from $33.71This vacuum-insulated stainless steel water bottle works really well. It keeps hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. We also love this $30 mug version. The latest Apple AirPods Apple Apple AirPods 3rd Gen, $179Bluetooth headphones always make a great gift for anyone with a smartphone. If grandma and grandpa are iPhone users, AirPods are the best choice because they're incredibly easy to pair and they're easy to carry. Frame one of your favorite memories with them. Framebridge Framed Photo, from $25Framebridge Gift Card, from $25Framebridge makes custom framing for not-custom-framing prices. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed for your grandparents, and you can even take advantage of a team of designers if you want help deciding what frame to get. If you want to give them total control, you can give a gift card and help them with the process if needed. A cheeky Anne Taintor wall calendar Amazon/Business Insider Anne Taintor 2021 Wall Calendar, available at Amazon, $15.99If your grandparents love cheeky humor, Anne Taintor's iconic funny wall calendars are a great place to start. Taintor often pokes fun at domestic stereotypes and uses mid-century advertisements as the main images. Another foolproof option is the 2021 "Dog Shaming Calendar" for $12. Fresh coffee beans from all over the world delivered to their door Atlas Coffee Club Atlas Coffee Subscription or Gift Set, available at Atlas Coffee Club, from $60Atlas Coffee sends them fresh beans from across the globe to their door. They'll learn about its flavor profile, tasting notes, suggested brewing methods, a little history lesson in its origins — and each comes in a bag with festive packaging. If they've been coffee buffs for a while — or just love having a morning cup — they'll appreciate both the thought and opportunity to learn something new.  A touching book to read with young grandkids Amazon/Business Insider How to Babysit a Grandma and a Grandpa Boxed Set, available at Amazon, $23.97This New York Times bestselling kids' picture book is written in a how-to style, with the narrator giving important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa and grandma. It's the perfect gift for new grandparents and little grandkids excited to spend time together.  The collectible edition of a favorite book Barnes and Noble Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Collectible Editions), available at Barnes & Noble, $25Grab one of your grandparents' favorite books in one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions Classics to gift them a pillar for their home library. These volumes feature authoritative texts by some of the world's most renown authors and come in beautifully designed bonded-leather binding with gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark.  Practical tea towels that look like classic oil painting still lives. Food52 Old Masters Cotton Tea Towel, available at Food52, $30These tea towels more practically display the dramatic still-life scenes that are typically found on oil wall-hangings: fruit, oysters, cheese, etc. They're interesting, beautiful to look at, and great to use around the kitchen.  A salt block that'll make grilled foods taste even better Crated and Barrel Himalayan Salt Block, available at Crate and Barrel, from $34.95A salt block is the multitasking tool more and more kitchens are adopting. They're a stable crystal structure, which means they can hold a temperature very well. It can be chilled to use as a serving platter for sushi, or heated over a grill or stovetop to cook veggies infused with flavor. Himalayan salt is more nuanced than table salt, and the amount of saltiness imparted varies with the type of food (moist foods absorb more salt, fatty foods repel it, etc.). It's also long-lasting and naturally antibacterial. A tiny smart garden that they can grow herbs in easily and year-round Amazon Click and Grow Smart Garden, available at Click and Grow, $149.96If your grandparents love gardening or cooking, this kitchen garden is great for fresh herbs and year-round gardening and comes with pods for mini tomato, basil, and green lettuce. Not all climates and spaces are hospitable to herbs, but Click and Grow maintains one that is. It's low-maintenance so there's not a ton of involvement with tech or even much watering, and they're not likely to already have one.  A good-looking, cleverly designed container for artisan cheeses Food52 Cheese Vault, available at Food52, from $34You can't go wrong with a cute, handy place for storing artisan cheese that looks far nicer than plastic wrap. Grab some tasty options to start them off with, too.  The best socks they'll ever wear United by Blue The Ultimate Bison Sock, available at United by Blue, $38United by Blue makes some of the most comfortable and warmest socks we've ever worn. They're made of merino wool, bison down, and nylon and have reinforced heel and toe areas. We're also big fans of Bombas socks.  A media streaming device - and access to your Netflix Amazon Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player, available at Amazon, $29.99Turn their TV into a smart TV with the Roku. Set it up for them, show them the ropes, and log them into your Netflix and Hulu if they don't already have their own. Call them later to chat about recommendations or great new shows you're watching, so you can enjoy them together. A calendar full of cherished personal photos Artifact Uprising Brass Easel and Calendar, available at Artifact Uprising, from $49Photos of loved ones are an instant source of joy, and structuring our daily life around them with a calendar is a great way to fill each day with more gratitude and happiness. Artifact Uprising has one that comes on a wood clipboard ($35) and a wall calendar ($42) that you can customize. The calendar is updated on a rolling 12-month basis, so you don't have to wait until January to create one. A journal that prompts them to record their own personal history for a new family keepsake Uncommon Goods My Life Story — So Far, available at Uncommon Goods, $30Prompt them to sit down and write about their own life, and make a lasting family keepsake in the process. This journal provides prompts, so it's not as daunting as starting from the beginning. It also shows that you're interested in learning about what they have to say and their own experiences.  A soothing bubble bath from a well-loved brand Amazon L'Occitane Relaxing & Foaming Lavender Bubble Bath, available at Amazon, $39This cult-favorite lavender-scented bubble bath from L'Occitane is a great way to relax, and it takes a while to get through.  A luxe holiday candle that comes in a hand-blown glass container they can reuse Bloomingdale's LAFCO Feu de Bois Ski House Candle, available at Bloomingdales, $65LAFCO candles are over $60 for a reason; they smell incredible, they're made simply from soy with a cotton wick, and the container is hand-blown glass that can be washed and used as a centerpiece for everything from candy to plants. This size has a 90-hour burn time. A photo book or photo calendar you curated for them of their favorite people and places Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book, available at Artifact Uprising, from $62Grandparents are often the gatekeepers to the most involved, best-kept baby books. School pictures, spelling tests, and holidays spent with them are all preserved with the genuine, all-encompassing interest reserved only for grandparents. Rarely, however, do we get to do the same for them. Set aside some time and curate a photo book for them from Artifact Uprising with pictures of their favorite places, people, and memories.Or, if you think they'll use it more, a calendar of you, them, your parents, and their grandkids — primed for a happy exhibition the next time their friends come over. A new cookbook from a beloved Italian restaurant in Brooklyn Amazon/Business Insider The Frankie Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual, available at Amazon, $18.43Frankies Spuntino is a tin-ceilinged, brick-walled restaurant in Brooklyn that draws crowds from every walk of life for food that is deeply satisfying. Here, the entire Frankies menu — and it's reimagined Italian American comfort food — is adapted for the home cook. If either of your grandparents loves cooking, they'll probably love this thoughtful — and new — gesture.If you want to gift something that honors your own family recipes, check out this recipe book you or they can write in from Uncommon Goods.  A monthly sampling of some of the tastiest products from around the country Mouth/Instagram Best of Mouth Subscription, available at Mouth, from $54/monthFoodies will love the chance to test small-batch, locally made products from around the country. Mouth sources and curates subscription boxes of their favorites, which they'll receive each month. An Echo Dot that's easy to use and extremely helpful Amazon 4th Generation Echo Dot, available at Amazon, $59.99If your grandparents aren't extremely techy, the Echo Dot is an especially good starter gift. It maximizes convenience, requires little interaction after setup, and takes up minimal space. They can easily ask Alexa for recipes, the weather, the news, and to control things like the lights. You could also grab a few accompanying smart bulbs if they either hate getting up to turn them off or if their knees tend to bother them. Stick around to set it up, and show them a few of the coolest features. Tea from around the world Uncommon Goods Tea From Around the World Set, $55If your grandparents prefer tea over coffee, this set will let them sample some of the best flavors from across the globe. A Nespresso that makes everything from a latte to a cappuccino just the way they like it - and from the comfort of home Nespresso Nespresso Lattissima One, available at Amazon, $449.90This is a pricey gift, but one that makes pretty amazing coffee without much more involvement than dropping a pod into the machine. They can make everything from delicious cappuccinos to lattes right at home, which is probably why it was listed as one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2018. Long-distance twin lamps that light up when one of you touches it Uncommon Goods Long Distance Touch Lamp, available at Uncommon Goods, from $85These sentimental long-distance lamps are perfect for grandkids that live far away from their grandparents. Keep one in your home and one at your grandparents' home, and whenever you touch it, their lamp will light up too. It's a simple and instantaneous way to say "I love you!" from across the country. A Jo Malone diffuser that smells amazing and looks good in a home Nordstrom Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Diffuser, available at Nordstrom, $85A diffuser is like the modern take on potpourri, and Jo Malone makes some incredibly good scents. They'll recognize the brand, like the smell, and the clean, minimalist glass container means they won't only bring this out when they know you're coming over. Warm, fluffy slippers they'll love wearing Nordstrom UGG Dakota Water Resistant Slipper, available at Nordstrom, $100Make sure grandma's feet are kept cozy year-round in these plush UGG slippers with rubber soles for indoor or outdoor use.  A gift subscription to a cool wine service they're not likely to already use Vinebox Shop all Vinebox collections here.Vinebox gifts let the recipient try nine of the best wines of the moment every quarter. Their delivery will include nine vials portioned to be full glasses, with each selected based on their personal tastes and preferences. They'll also get a credit for either $15 or $30 to use on full bottles.  A vintage-style record player Amazon Electrohome Kingston 7-in-1 Vinyl Record Player, $199.99Your grandparents probably have a massive collection of records but an outdated record player. With the Kingston 7-in-1, they'll get the vintage feel of old-school record players with additional modern features like Bluetooth, aux, and the ability to turn vinyl into mp3s. A vintage-inspired knit sweater Todd Snyder L.L.Bean x Todd Snyder Bear Sweater, $199Remember all those wonderful knit sweaters you got as gifts over the years? Now it's time to pay it back with a similar gift. Todd Snyder's collaboration with L.L.Bean features several vintage-inspired sweaters that will leave your grandparents feeling nostalgic.  Aura Aura Carver Digital Picture Frame, $169, available at AuraSet up a digital picture frame at Grandma and Grandpa's house and they'll be able to view all of their favorite images from one device. An e-reader with a no-glare screen The Kindle Paperwhite's new, warmer backlight. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $139.99If your grandparents love to read, the first device you should gift is probably the go-anywhere, read-anything Paperwhite. Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof and has a no-glare screen even in direct sunlight — great for long days spent on the porch or at the beach.  A new gadget that lets them preserve wine for years by never technically uncorking it Coravin Coravin Model Two Wine Preservation System, available at Bloomingdale's, $149.95Coravin allows you to pour a glass of wine without ever uncorking the bottle, so you don't have to worry about oxidation ruining the wine. If your grandparents are opening it just for a glass, their wine will stay preserved over weeks, months, and years if they like. It also gives them greater freedom; there's no need to conserve by sharing a bottle, so they can pick their own favorite every time.  A movie night with you, planned out by you Fandango/Business Insider Gift Card, available at Fandango, from $15Once it's safe to do so, take them to a movie — spare no expense on movie popcorn, an unnecessarily huge soft drink, and a candy that is usually gone by the close of previews. Grab a gift card and put it in a nice Etsy card, and set a date for the next blockbuster. They'll probably love just spending time with you, and knowing you went to the trouble to orchestrate this. A comfortable weighted blanket for better rest Gravity Blankets Gravity Blankets, starting at $195Give your grandparents better rest for the holidays with a cult-favorite weighted blanket with a removable cover. By mimicking DPTS (deep pressure touch stimulation), weighted blankets help us calm down, fall asleep faster, stay asleep better and for longer, and feel more rested when we wake up. A high-end shaver for Grandpa Braun Braun Series 9 Pro, $329.99As Braun's most advanced shaver ever, the Series 9 Pro will pro will give Grandpa the best shave he's ever had. A smart frame that allows them to look through photos The Grommet Smart Connected Picture Frame, available at The Grommet, $299If they're tech-savvy, get them a smart picture frame that cycles through family photos from their digital albums or phone. You can also use a built-in family sharing feature to have other people send pictures directly to their frame. A custom painting of their furry best friend Uncommon Goods Custom Painterly Pet Portraits, available at Uncommon Goods, from $250Make sure this is their decor style before committing to it, but a portrait of their pet is probably one of the sweetest and most thoughtful gestures. It's unique, handmade, and pays homage to the little fur-mop that loves lounging in an adjacent sun patch on the couch every day. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 5th, 2021

43 gifts for grandparents, from a wine subscription to a custom pet portrait

Give your grandparents the kind of gift that shows your love and appreciation for them. We found 40+ meaningful and useful gift ideas they'll love. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images In this list, you'll find 43 gifts to give grandparents to thank them for the many years of love. For 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. Shopping for grandparents can be daunting. They've likely gotten the basics down pat, and if you ask for ideas you'll likely get a genuine "nothing" in response. But these are the people who sat through your band recitals even though they were unbearably boring. They weathered your tantrums and sticky fingers on their furniture, and they probably slipped you candy even when someone else said no. So, what can you do for them?Below are 43 gifts that you can feel good about gifting. They're thoughtful, useful, sweet, and bound to be extremely appreciated by grandmas and grandpas.Check out all 43 cool gifts for grandparents below: Gifts for grandparents under $25 Nice tea and a cute infuser Amazon/Business Insider Genuine Fred Duck Tea Infuser, available at Amazon, $12.14Buy a cute tea infuser and your grandparents will think of you every time they use it. Don't forget to pair it with some delicious loose leaf tea blends. The best socks they'll ever wear United by Blue The Ultimate Bison Sock, available at United by Blue, $38United by Blue makes some of the most comfortable and warmest socks we've ever worn. They're made of merino wool, bison down, and nylon and have reinforced heel and toe areas. We're also big fans of Bombas socks.  A funny ode to the festive family moments we all know and love Amazon/Business Insider Senior Moments: Christmas, available at Amazon, $8.59If your grandparents love a good joke, this funny seasonal book illustrates festive family moments from the holidays. Just flip through the first few sample pages to make sure it matches their humor before ordering en masse.  Frame one of your favorite memories with them. Framebridge Framed Photo, from $25Framebridge Gift Card, from $25Framebridge makes custom framing for not-custom-framing prices. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed for your grandparents, and you can even take advantage of a team of designers if you want help deciding what frame to get. If you want to give them total control, you can give a gift card and help them with the process if needed. A cheeky Anne Taintor wall calendar Amazon/Business Insider Anne Taintor 2021 Wall Calendar, available at Amazon, $15.99If your grandparents love cheeky humor, Anne Taintor's iconic funny wall calendars are a great place to start. Taintor often pokes fun at domestic stereotypes and uses mid-century advertisements as the main images. Another foolproof option is the 2021 "Dog Shaming Calendar" for $12. A new cookbook from a beloved Italian restaurant in Brooklyn Amazon/Business Insider The Frankie Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual, available at Amazon, $18.43Frankies Spuntino is a tin-ceilinged, brick-walled restaurant in Brooklyn that draws crowds from every walk of life for food that is deeply satisfying. Here, the entire Frankies menu — and it's reimagined Italian American comfort food — is adapted for the home cook. If either of your grandparents loves cooking, they'll probably love this thoughtful — and new — gesture.If you want to gift something that honors your own family recipes, check out this recipe book you or they can write in from Uncommon Goods.  A movie night with you, planned out by you Fandango/Business Insider Gift Card, available at Fandango, from $15Once it's safe to do so, take them to a movie — spare no expense on movie popcorn, an unnecessarily huge soft drink, and a candy that is usually gone by the close of previews. Grab a gift card and put it in a nice Etsy card, and set a date for the next blockbuster. They'll probably love just spending time with you, and knowing you went to the trouble to orchestrate this. A touching book to read with young grandkids Amazon/Business Insider How to Babysit a Grandma and a Grandpa Boxed Set, available at Amazon, $23.97This New York Times bestselling kids' picture book is written in a how-to style, with the narrator giving important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa and grandma. It's the perfect gift for new grandparents and little grandkids excited to spend time together.  The collectible edition of a favorite book Barnes and Noble Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Collectible Editions), available at Barnes & Noble, $25Grab one of your grandparents' favorite books in one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions Classics to gift them a pillar for their home library. These volumes feature authoritative texts by some of the world's most renown authors and come in beautifully designed bonded-leather binding with gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark.  Gifts for grandparents under $50 Practical tea towels that look like classic oil painting still lives. Food52 Old Masters Cotton Tea Towel, available at Food52, $30These tea towels more practically display the dramatic still-life scenes that are typically found on oil wall-hangings: fruit, oysters, cheese, etc. They're interesting, beautiful to look at, and great to use around the kitchen.  A salt block that'll make grilled foods taste even better Crated and Barrel Himalayan Salt Block, available at Crate and Barrel, from $34.95A salt block is the multitasking tool more and more kitchens are adopting. They're a stable crystal structure, which means they can hold a temperature very well. It can be chilled to use as a serving platter for sushi, or heated over a grill or stovetop to cook veggies infused with flavor. Himalayan salt is more nuanced than table salt, and the amount of saltiness imparted varies with the type of food (moist foods absorb more salt, fatty foods repel it, etc.). It's also long-lasting and naturally antibacterial. A good-looking, cleverly designed container for artisan cheeses Food52 Cheese Vault, available at Food52, from $34You can't go wrong with a cute, handy place for storing artisan cheese that looks far nicer than plastic wrap. Grab some tasty options to start them off with, too.  A media streaming device - and access to your Netflix Amazon Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player, available at Amazon, $29.99Turn their TV into a smart TV with the Roku. Set it up for them, show them the ropes, and log them into your Netflix and Hulu if they don't already have their own. Call them later to chat about recommendations or great new shows you're watching, so you can enjoy them together. A popular vacuum-insulated stainless steel water bottle Hydro Flask Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Bottle, available at REI, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Hydro Flask, from $33.71This vacuum-insulated stainless steel water bottle works really well. It keeps hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. We also love this $30 mug version. A calendar full of cherished personal photos Artifact Uprising Brass Easel and Calendar, available at Artifact Uprising, from $49Photos of loved ones are an instant source of joy, and structuring our daily life around them with a calendar is a great way to fill each day with more gratitude and happiness. Artifact Uprising has one that comes on a wood clipboard ($35) and a wall calendar ($42) that you can customize. The calendar is updated on a rolling 12-month basis, so you don't have to wait until January to create one. A journal that prompts them to record their own personal history for a new family keepsake Uncommon Goods My Life Story — So Far, available at Uncommon Goods, $30Prompt them to sit down and write about their own life, and make a lasting family keepsake in the process. This journal provides prompts, so it's not as daunting as starting from the beginning. It also shows that you're interested in learning about what they have to say and their own experiences.  A bouquet of fresh flowers 1-800-Flowers Fields of Europe Christmas Bouquet, available at 1-800-Flowers, from $39.99What's nicer than getting a gorgeous bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers sent to your home? Probably only getting to walk by them every day. If you want to send grandma and/or grandpa a bouquet of something fresh and beautiful to enjoy, flowers are a thoughtful option that can typically be delivered within days of purchasing. A DNA test that lets them delve into family history ancestryDNA AncestryDNA Genetic Test, available at Ancestry, $59Your grandparents are the origins and default architects of much of your life, and AncestryDNA gives them — and you — the chance to explore and appreciate that history. They'll be able to see their heritage and genetic breakdown (aka 50% Irish, 30% Italian, and so on) and can build family trees complete with historical documents and censuses already on the site. If they're interested in history, they'll love this. A soothing bubble bath from a well-loved brand Amazon L'Occitane Relaxing & Foaming Lavender Bubble Bath, available at Amazon, $39This cult-favorite lavender-scented bubble bath from L'Occitane is a great way to relax, and it takes a while to get through.  Gifts for grandparents under $75 A luxe holiday candle that comes in a hand-blown glass container they can reuse Bloomingdale's LAFCO Feu de Bois Ski House Candle, available at Bloomingdales, $65LAFCO candles are over $60 for a reason; they smell incredible, they're made simply from soy with a cotton wick, and the container is hand-blown glass that can be washed and used as a centerpiece for everything from candy to plants. This size has a 90-hour burn time. A photo book or photo calendar you curated for them of their favorite people and places Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book, available at Artifact Uprising, from $62Grandparents are often the gatekeepers to the most involved, best-kept baby books. School pictures, spelling tests, and holidays spent with them are all preserved with the genuine, all-encompassing interest reserved only for grandparents. Rarely, however, do we get to do the same for them. Set aside some time and curate a photo book for them from Artifact Uprising with pictures of their favorite places, people, and memories.Or, if you think they'll use it more, a calendar of you, them, your parents, and their grandkids — primed for a happy exhibition the next time their friends come over. A monthly sampling of some of the tastiest products from around the country Mouth/Instagram Best of Mouth Subscription, available at Mouth, from $54/monthFoodies will love the chance to test small-batch, locally made products from around the country. Mouth sources and curates subscription boxes of their favorites, which they'll receive each month. An Echo Dot that's easy to use and extremely helpful Amazon 4th Generation Echo Dot, available at Amazon, $59.99If your grandparents aren't extremely techy, the Echo Dot is an especially good starter gift. It maximizes convenience, requires little interaction after setup, and takes up minimal space. They can easily ask Alexa for recipes, the weather, the news, and to control things like the lights. You could also grab a few accompanying smart bulbs if they either hate getting up to turn them off or if their knees tend to bother them. Stick around to set it up, and show them a few of the coolest features. Fresh coffee beans from all over the world delivered to their door Atlas Coffee Club Atlas Coffee Subscription or Gift Set, available at Atlas Coffee Club, from $60Atlas Coffee sends them fresh beans from across the globe to their door. They'll learn about its flavor profile, tasting notes, suggested brewing methods, a little history lesson in its origins — and each comes in a bag with festive packaging. If they've been coffee buffs for a while — or just love having a morning cup — they'll appreciate both the thought and opportunity to learn something new.  Tea from around the world Uncommon Goods Tea From Around the World Set, $55If your grandparents prefer tea over coffee, this set will let them sample some of the best flavors from across the globe. Gifts for under $100 A pair of comfortable sneakers Allbirds Shop all Allbirds sneakers hereEveryone deserves comfortable sneakers and if your grandparents aren't familiar with Allbirds, it's time to get them up to speed. The brand makes footwear using sustainable materials like merino wool, recycled trees, sugarcane, and natural rubber. Check out all of our reviews on Allbirds sneakers to choose the best pair for them. A Jo Malone diffuser that smells amazing and looks good in a home Nordstrom Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Diffuser, available at Nordstrom, $85A diffuser is like the modern take on potpourri, and Jo Malone makes some incredibly good scents. They'll recognize the brand, like the smell, and the clean, minimalist glass container means they won't only bring this out when they know you're coming over. Warm, fluffy slippers they'll love wearing Nordstrom UGG Dakota Water Resistant Slipper, available at Nordstrom, $100Make sure grandma's feet are kept cozy year-round in these plush UGG slippers with rubber soles for indoor or outdoor use.  Long-distance twin lamps that light up when one of you touches it Uncommon Goods Long Distance Touch Lamp, available at Uncommon Goods, from $85These sentimental long-distance lamps are perfect for grandkids that live far away from their grandparents. Keep one in your home and one at your grandparents' home, and whenever you touch it, their lamp will light up too. It's a simple and instantaneous way to say "I love you!" from across the country. A gift subscription to a cool wine service they're not likely to already use Vinebox Shop all Vinebox collections here.Vinebox gifts let the recipient try nine of the best wines of the moment every quarter. Their delivery will include nine vials portioned to be full glasses, with each selected based on their personal tastes and preferences. They'll also get a credit for either $15 or $30 to use on full bottles.  Gifts for grandparents under $200 A vintage-style record player Amazon Electrohome Kingston 7-in-1 Vinyl Record Player, $199.99Your grandparents probably have a massive collection of records but an outdated record player. With the Kingston 7-in-1, they'll get the vintage feel of old-school record players with additional modern features like Bluetooth, aux, and the ability to turn vinyl into mp3s. The latest Apple AirPods Apple Apple AirPods 3rd Gen, $179Bluetooth headphones always make a great gift for anyone with a smartphone. If grandma and grandpa are iPhone users, AirPods are the best choice because they're incredibly easy to pair and they're easy to carry. A vintage-inspired knit sweater Todd Snyder L.L.Bean x Todd Snyder Bear Sweater, $199Remember all those wonderful knit sweaters you got as gifts over the years? Now it's time to pay it back with a similar gift. Todd Snyder's collaboration with L.L.Bean features several vintage-inspired sweaters that will leave your grandparents feeling nostalgic.  Aura Aura Carver Digital Picture Frame, $169, available at AuraSet up a digital picture frame at Grandma and Grandpa's house and they'll be able to view all of their favorite images from one device. An e-reader with a no-glare screen The Kindle Paperwhite's new, warmer backlight. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon, $139.99If your grandparents love to read, the first device you should gift is probably the go-anywhere, read-anything Paperwhite. Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof and has a no-glare screen even in direct sunlight — great for long days spent on the porch or at the beach.  A new gadget that lets them preserve wine for years by never technically uncorking it Coravin Coravin Model Two Wine Preservation System, available at Bloomingdale's, $149.95Coravin allows you to pour a glass of wine without ever uncorking the bottle, so you don't have to worry about oxidation ruining the wine. If your grandparents are opening it just for a glass, their wine will stay preserved over weeks, months, and years if they like. It also gives them greater freedom; there's no need to conserve by sharing a bottle, so they can pick their own favorite every time.  A comfortable weighted blanket for better rest Gravity Blankets Gravity Blankets, starting at $195Give your grandparents better rest for the holidays with a cult-favorite weighted blanket with a removable cover. By mimicking DPTS (deep pressure touch stimulation), weighted blankets help us calm down, fall asleep faster, stay asleep better and for longer, and feel more rested when we wake up. A tiny smart garden that they can grow herbs in easily and year-round Amazon Click and Grow Smart Garden, available at Click and Grow, $149.96If your grandparents love gardening or cooking, this kitchen garden is great for fresh herbs and year-round gardening and comes with pods for mini tomato, basil, and green lettuce. Not all climates and spaces are hospitable to herbs, but Click and Grow maintains one that is. It's low-maintenance so there's not a ton of involvement with tech or even much watering, and they're not likely to already have one.  Luxury gifts for grandparents A Nespresso that makes everything from a latte to a cappuccino just the way they like it - and from the comfort of home Nespresso Nespresso Lattissima One, available at Amazon, $449.90This is a pricey gift, but one that makes pretty amazing coffee without much more involvement than dropping a pod into the machine. They can make everything from delicious cappuccinos to lattes right at home, which is probably why it was listed as one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2018. A high-end shaver for Grandpa Braun Braun Series 9 Pro, $329.99As Braun's most advanced shaver ever, the Series 9 Pro will pro will give Grandpa the best shave he's ever had. A smart frame that allows them to look through photos The Grommet Smart Connected Picture Frame, available at The Grommet, $299If they're tech-savvy, get them a smart picture frame that cycles through family photos from their digital albums or phone. You can also use a built-in family sharing feature to have other people send pictures directly to their frame. A custom painting of their furry best friend Uncommon Goods Custom Painterly Pet Portraits, available at Uncommon Goods, from $250Make sure this is their decor style before committing to it, but a portrait of their pet is probably one of the sweetest and most thoughtful gestures. It's unique, handmade, and pays homage to the little fur-mop that loves lounging in an adjacent sun patch on the couch every day. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 5th, 2021

Our 13 favorite horror movies to stream on Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time to watch a scary movie. Here are some of our favorite horror flicks that you can stream right now. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Kathryn Newton in "Freaky." NBCUniversal and Blumhouse Productions Halloween is the perfect time to put together your own horror movie marathon at home. There are tons of scary movies on streaming services like HBO Max, Hulu, Prime Video, and Netflix. You can stream some of our favorites right now, like "The Shining," "Freaky," "Hereditary," and more. Halloween is right around the corner, and there's no better way to mark the spooky holiday than to sit back with some popcorn and binge-watch a bunch of scary movies. There are tons of horror films available to stream on every major subscription platform, from HBO Max to Paramount Plus.Though there's no shortage of options, figuring out which spine-tingling films are worth your time can be tricky. With that in mind, we asked our reporters and editors to recommend some of their own personal favorites. Our picks run the gamut from slasher flicks to supernatural ghost stories, ensuring that there's something for every horror fan to enjoy.Below, you can find all of our picks for the best horror movies you can watch right now. We've noted which streaming service you'll need for each recommendation, so you'll have no trouble setting up your own Halloween movie marathon. 'The Shining' on HBO Max and AMC Plus Warner Bros. Few horror movies are as iconic as Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Though it deviates a fair amount from Stephen King's classic novel, the movie carves out its own equally terrifying identity.When a father (Jack Nicholson) takes his wife and young child to a secluded hotel, he's gradually driven mad by the evil spirits that reside there. Nicholson's unhinged performance is perfect, and the movie's haunting imagery will leave a lasting impact.A sequel, titled "Doctor Sleep," was released in 2019, nearly 40 years after the original movie. It's not available on any subscription services right now, but it's worth renting if you're in the mood for a spooky double feature. — Steven Cohen, Tech and Streaming EditorMax Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small)(Amazon Prime Video Channels) (small) 'Willy's Wonderland' on Hulu Screen Media When you need a break from the jump scares and creeps, "Willy's Wonderland" is a fun watch that doesn't break the Halloween spirit. It stars Nicolas Cage as a wordless protagonist trapped in a Chuck E. Cheese-like restaurant for a night. The catch? All of the animatronic animals are possessed by evil spirits.It's bloody, action-packed, and a great watch with friends, especially if you're a fan of the similar "Five Nights at Freddy's" video game series. — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming ReporterStreaming Service (small) 'Train to Busan' on Amazon Prime Video and Peacock Well Go USA I'm not the biggest fan of paranormal or supernatural horror movies, as I enjoy being able to sleep at night, but I do love an occasional zombie movie. "Train to Busan" is an emotional and jarring film about a zombie outbreak in South Korea.It follows the story of a dad (Yoo Gong) and his daughter (Su-an Kim) who are on the last train to Busan — the safe city of the outbreak. It will truly have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. — Anna Popp, Home and Kitchen FellowPrime Video Monthly Subscription (small)Premium (Monthly Plan) (small) 'Halloween' on AMC Plus, Shudder, and the Roku channel John Carpenter and Debra Hill cowrote "Halloween." Compass International Pictures If you're looking for a horror movie to watch during the Halloween season, you really can't go wrong with, well, "Halloween." This quintessential slasher flick remains terrifying more than 40 years after it first hit screens, and it's helped spawn a franchise with a dozen installments. The original release from 1978 remains the best, with excellent direction from John Carpenter, a harrowing performance by Jamie Lee Curtis, and the debut of one of horror cinema's most iconic villains, Michael Myers. You need AMC Plus or Shudder to stream the first film without commercials, but you can watch it for free on the Roku Channel if you don't mind ads. Meanwhile, viewers who want to watch the latest installment, "Halloween Kills," can stream it on Peacock right now while it's still in theaters. — Steven Cohen, Tech and Streaming Editor(Amazon Prime Video Channels) (small)Streaming Service (small) 'Mother!' on Paramount Plus Jennifer Lawrence in "mother!" Paramount Pictures I'm a big fan of director Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan," "Requiem for a Dream"). He's a master at making you feel uncomfortable, and none of his movies are more discomforting than "Mother!"The film stars Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games") as a pregnant woman renovating her new home, and Javier Bardem ("No Country for Old Men") as her struggling writer husband. Once he finds his inspiration and writes a bestselling book, their lives quickly spin out of control.The film is visually dazzling and touches on so many themes, including religion, fame, privacy, gender roles, and more. I was left numb for days after watching this because it was so powerfully disturbing. — James Brains, Home and Kitchen ReporterPremium Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) 'Freaky' on HBO Max NBCUniversal and Blumhouse "Freaky" premiered on the big screen in November 2020 when many viewers were still hesitant to see films in theaters. With that in mind, it's possible you missed this fun horror flick during its initial release. The movie is now streaming on HBO Max and it's a worthwhile watch for anyone who likes slashers with a clever sense of humor.The playful story puts a bloody spin on the classic "Freaky Friday" premise, as a serial killer (Vince Vaughn) and teenage girl (Kathryn Newton) switch bodies. What follows is an equal mix of scares and laughs.The director's previous two horror movies, "Happy Death Day" and "Happy Death Day 2U," are also well worth seeking out, but they're not available on any major subscription services right now. — Steven Cohen, Tech and Streaming EditorMax Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) 'Hereditary' on Showtime A24 For anyone in therapy or who attributes any of their psychological struggles to their upbringing, this movie is going to wreck you both emotionally and with some of the most frightening imagery ever filmed.Written and directed by Ari Aster ("Midsommar"), the plot follows a struggling mother of two (played by Uma Thurman doppelganger Toni Collette) after the death of her abusive and mentally ill mother sends her into a depressive and supernatural spiral of generational trauma. — Joe Osborne, Senior Editor, Tech & ElectronicsMonthly Streaming Subscription (small) 'The Evil Dead' on HBO Max Lionsgate Fans of low budget horror thrills should enjoy Sam Raimi's cult classic "The Evil Dead." The movie was one of the first supernatural horror flicks to popularize the now common "cabin in the woods" setup. Raimi uses this premise to create a bloody explosion of kinetic camera work as a group of friends accidentally summon deadly demons.The movie makes the most of its cheap budget, proving that filmmaking ingenuity can trump million dollar special effects any day. Sure, it's rough around the edges, but that's all part of its enduring charm.The movie's equally celebrated sequel, "Evil Dead II," might be even more entertaining, as Raimi dials up the camp to blend slapstick comedy with gory scares. Both films are streaming now on HBO Max. — Steven Cohen, Tech and Streaming EditorMax Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) 'The Taking of Deborah Logan' on Amazon Prime Video Millennium Entertainment At a glance, this film had the potential to be a very cheesy watch, but it ended up being very spooky! The premise involves a film crew following an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease, but things take a supernatural turn.Some of the scenes are so haunting, with imagery that still sticks behind my eyelids. It's a found footage type of movie, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn't make me motion sick at all.  — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming ReporterPrime Video Monthly Subscription (small) 'Mandy' on Shudder and AMC Plus Sundance Institute I love scary movies, and 'Mandy' is one of the most underrated horror flicks ever made. The film takes place in the 1980s and stars Nicolas Cage as a man named Red. When a hippie cult kidnaps Red's wife Mandy (played by Andrea Riseborough), he seeks revenge while learning about the group's twisted pseudo-religious psychedelic practices.Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson's score is marvelous, and the cinematography keeps you transfixed. I loved the movie so much, I splurged on a novelty box of mac and cheese inspired by it. — James Brains, Home and Kitchen Reporter(Amazon Prime Video Channels) (small)Streaming Service (small) 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter' on HBO Max 20th Century Fox This is a horror movie only by technicality, but I will sing its praises every chance I get. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was a film I watched as a joke, but it quickly became one of my all-time favorite action flicks.As the title implies, vampires are there, and so is Abraham Lincoln. It's a better movie than it has any right to be, and it's a great watch when you need a break from real spooks and scares. — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming ReporterMax Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) 'The Cabin in the Woods' on Peacock Lionsgate More than just a typical horror flick, director Drew Goddard's "The Cabin in the Woods" acts as a clever satire on typical horror movie tropes and clichés.The film starts off with a standard premise, similar to "The Evil Dead," as five friends encounter a deadly threat in a secluded cabin — but as the story develops, the movie playfully turns that common plot on its head. Funny and thrilling, this is a slasher with some genuine smarts and laughs on top of a healthy helping of scares. — Steven Cohen, Tech and Streaming EditorPremium (Monthly Plan) (small) 'Await Further Instructions' on Netflix Dark Sky Films If you want to see a very unlikable cast of characters have bad things happen to them, this movie is for you. "Await Further Instructions" is a compelling experience thanks to its claustrophobic nature, since the whole film focuses on a family trapped in one house.I was reeled in by its bizarre thumbnail on Netflix, and I found it to be an entertaining watch. — Sarah Saril, Tech Deals and Streaming ReporterMonthly Subscription (small)Gift Card (small) Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytOct 28th, 2021

40 thoughtful, last-minute gifts that don"t feel rushed

Last-minute gifts can be as thoughtful and unique as any, from subscription services to gift cards that can be used at any time. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Sill If you're down to the wire, don't worry: There's still time to find thoughtful, unique gifts. Below are options with fast shipping and instant options like subscription services or e-gift cards. If you're worried about a late arrival, this clever hack ensures they still have a gift to open. We've all been there - holidays and birthdays are just around the corner, your schedule starts getting more chaotic, and you still haven't picked out a gift.Whether it just slipped your mind or you decided to give a gift impromptu, we've got you covered. This list proves last-minute gift ideas can still be thoughtful and unique, from clever subscriptions to useful gift cards and everything in between.Most of these can be e-mailed to the recipient just in time, while some are available at stores with two- or even one-day shipping. As a last resort, repurpose this clever hack to ensure they still have a gift to open. Check out our 40 picks for last-minute gifts: A treat (or three) from Milk Bar Milkbar Desserts from Milk Bar, starting at $22Who says they can't have birthday cake during the holidays? There are plenty of choices at Milk Bar, which is sure to be a hit.Read our full review of Milk Bar here. An arts and crafts subscription box The Crafter’s Box/Instagram The Crafter's Box membership, available at The Crafter's Box, $65/monthMaybe they're not the most creative soul on the planet, but there's no time like the present to help them discover their inner artist. A gift card for a bottle of something nice Reservebar/Instagram Gift cards, available at Reservebar, $10-$1000Reservebar excels in specialty wine and spirits, but recipients can have their pick of just about anything. If there's still time, you can even have a bottle engraved for them.Read our full review of Reservebar here. A tea-of-the-month subscription Sips by Monthly tea boxes, available at Sips by, starting at $16/monthFour different teas (enough for about 16 cups) sent monthly will give them their fix but also open their world. They can create a free profile and customize their box based on their tastes or just sign up and see what arrives. A virtual message from their favorite star Cameo Personalized video message, available at Cameo, from $1Has a certain TV show become their quarantine guilty pleasure? Request a Cameo from their favorite actor, athlete, or comedian. Cameo offers over 40,000 celebrities and entertainment personalities to choose from, with plenty of options under $150, and select talent can fulfill requests within 24 hours. Just include some details, and they'll create a personalized video message. An electric toothbrush with top-notch accessories Quip Quip gift card, available at Quip, from $25Give them the gift of better oral hygiene with a Quip toothbrush, which pairs with an electric toothbrush, bundle, starter kit, or accessory, so they'll always be brushing with the most thorough and efficient brush tools.Read our full review of Quip versus Philips Sonicare here. A luxe jewelry rental service Rocksbox Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription Box, available at Rocksbox, $49/three monthsGrant them full access to the ultimate jewelry collection, featuring top designer brands like Kendra Scott, Kate Spade, Gorjana, and more. Every month, Rocksbox will send three pieces of jewelry chosen by a personal stylist, with free shipping both ways. Get them started by choosing from three different membership packages: three months, six months, or 12 months.Read our full Rocksbox review here. A carefully curated sheet mask subscription Amazon FaceTory Handpicked Korean Sheet Masks Subscription Box, available at Amazon, $11.90/monthJumpstart their self-care routine with one of these monthly face mask boxes. These subscription sets feature carefully curated Korean sheet masks that are suitable for all skin types. The FaceTory Team selects new, trending, and beloved K-beauty products that can't be found anywhere else. They also add a guide with tips, directions, and benefits for each mask.  A diaper and wipe bundle for expecting mothers Honest Honest Diaper + Wipes Bundle, available at Honest $79.95/bundleDo you know someone with a baby on the way? Gift them a monthly supply of Honest's premium diapers and wipes in a flexible bundle subscription. The bundle features three diaper types: everyday, training pants, and overnights, with custom sizes based on weight and age. If in between sizes, Honest recommends sizing up. Each pack includes over 100 diapers. Plus, they can personalize the diapers with a number of cute design options.  A yearlong magazine subscription Amazon Magazine subscription, available at Amazon, starting at $5/yearNothing beats holding a physical issue of their favorite magazine. A subscription service makes sure it lands in their hand without the extra trip to the store. Choose from magazines like Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Women's Health, and more that cost just $5 for an entire year. A low-maintenance plant service The Sill Plants for Beginners Subscription, available at The Sill, $60/monthEven the most novice green thumb can build a thriving garden with The Sill. Each month, the houseplant subscription delivers an easy-care hand-potted plant in a sleek ceramic planter. It's the perfect opportunity to cultivate their own at-home plant nursery.Read our full review of The Sill here. An endless closet of designer clothing Rent the Runway Rent the Runway membership, available at Rent the Runway, $69/monthRent the Runway's innovative model means they no longer have to waste money on clothes they'll wear just once or twice. It's perfect for the fashionista in your life and lets them rent something new for any occasion — whether it be WFH, date night, or staycations.Read our full review of Rent the Runway here. A Murray's Monthly Clubs subscription for cheese lovers Murray's Cheese/Facebook Cheese of the Month subscription, available at Murray's, from $63/monthSend the best of Murray's cheese and satiate their hankering for a good gouda or creamy brie with a monthly subscription. Whether they're a cheese aficionado or just looking for a yummy snack, they'll enjoy getting fresh cheese delivered to their door, along with detailed guides to the flavors and suggested beverage pairings for each. Choose from options like Classic Cheese of the Month for newbies all the way up to Cheesemonger's Picks of the Month. You can pay for a month-to-month subscription or pre-pay for a three-month option. A 12-pack of wine from an independent winemaker for under $100 NakedWines.com Give a wine gift from NakedWines.comLooking for a last-minute gift that's perfect for your favorite vino fan? We recommend a few bottles from NakedWines.com. Every winemaker on the platform has been "funded" by "Angel" customers, meaning you feel like you have a more direct stake in the wine you gift — and they're all affordable and high-quality. Insider Reviews senior reporter Mara Leighton tried the service and found it to be a great value. Read the full review here. A Disney+ gift subscription Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney+ Gift Subscription Service, available at Disney, $79.99/yearIt gives unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox for just $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year after a free seven-day trial. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here.And if they need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream. A flower subscription service for freshly delivered blooms Lauren Savoie/Insider Flower subscription, available at BloomsyBox, $44.99 per monthSend beautiful bouquets on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing — weekly, every two weeks, or monthly. Choose from a variety of floral themes, from roses to plants to pet-safe options. This new twist on a classic gift is one that'll keep on giving.Find out more about our favorite flower-delivery services here. A gift that's as uniquely sweet as they are Sugarwish Sugarwish treat boxes, available at Sugarwish, from $22 for two selectionsGifting just got a little bit sweeter. You choose the number of treats, and Sugarwish takes care of the rest. The recipient chooses which treats they want to receive once they redeem the gift, so it's the perfect last-minute item for a picky eater. A Headspace subscription for soothing meditations Headspace/Facebook Meditation App Subscription, available at Headspace from $12.99/monthThe past few years have been full of anxiety and uncertainty, which makes a gift that includes soothing meditation options extra thoughtful. They can listen to narrated meditations with a Buddhist monk, get tips for handling stress from videos with cute graphics, or leverage wind-down guided exercises to enjoy better sleep.   A MasterClass subscription to learn from the best Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Annual Membership, available at MasterClass, from $15/monthFor the uninitiated, MasterClass is an e-learning platform that provides an array of classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders. Users can find everything from television writing classes taught by Shonda Rhimes to a style lesson with Tan France.  An Amazon Prime membership to make life easier Amazon Amazon Prime membership, available at Amazon, from $12.99/month or $119/yearThe gift of Amazon Prime is always one that'll be met with extreme appreciation, given that it is both practical and thoughtful. If the recipient already has a membership, the money will convert into a gift card that they can use on anything they want from the site.  An e-gift card to Everlane for anyone who appreciates the basics Everlane Everlane e-gift card, available at Everlane from $25Everlane is our go-to for all things considered "closet staples" — from cozy cashmere to classic button-downs, comfortable cotton tees to casual denim. We can't think of anyone who wouldn't be able to put an Everlane e-gift card to use, especially when they can start shopping as soon as they open the e-gift card confirmation email. Check out every style we've tried from Everlane here.  A Hulu gift card for the TV lover Hulu Hulu gift card, available at Walmart, from $25Hulu, like Netflix, is a must-have for TV fans. Whether or not they already have a membership (which you may or may not mooch off of), this gift card can be used to sign up or pay for their next few months with the service.  An Amazon Kindle for book lovers who travel frequently Amazon Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Target, $129.99Kindles make the perfect last-minute gift for voracious readers. Even if the recipient swears by the feeling of a real book in their hands, once they see how much easier it is to travel with one thin tablet instead of six thick novels, they'll be grateful you introduced them. The Paperwhite has a backlit screen with zero glare, so they can read it as easily outside as in bed with the lights out. Another plus? It's waterproof. Read about our experience with the new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite here.  A Book of the Month subscription for bibliophiles Book of the Month Instagram Book of the Month Monthly Membership, available at Book of the Month, from $49.99/three monthsIf the Kindle just isn't their thing, the Book of the Month Club might be a perfect alternative. The subscription service narrows a selection of new releases down to five options, and the recipient will be able to choose which hardcover book they'd like to receive each month. If they don't like any of that month's selections, they can also opt to skip and wait until next month's choices come out.  A gift card to their favorite music streaming service Best Buy Send a gift card or subscription to Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, or Apple MusicSometimes the simple, practical route is the way to go when it comes to last-minute gifting. If they're one for spontaneous at-home dance parties or screaming their favorite songs in the car, a free month of their go-to music streaming service can prove to be just as thoughtful as a gift that's purchased weeks in advance. A box full of nostalgic treats Amazon/Insider Oreo, Golden Oreo, Chips Ahoy, and Nutter Butter Gift Box, available at Amazon, $12.88If they never quite outgrew this favorite childhood snack (or if they're just one for sentimentalism), this box full of Oreos, Golden Oreos, Chips Ahoy, and Nutter Butter cookies will have them feeling like they're back in the good old days in no time. Amazon Prime members can receive one-day shipping on this item depending on what time of day they place their order, so if their big day is tomorrow, we've got you covered. A bouquet to satisfy any sweet tooth Harry & David Sweet Chocolate Covered Donut & Cake Pop Bouquet, available at Harry & David, $54.99You may not be able to make them breakfast in bed, but you can still ensure they have a sweet morning with this donut and cake pop bouquet delivery. All of the mini treats are dipped in either dark or white chocolate and topped with chocolate drizzle and candy toppings. Best of all, last-minute shoppers can get express shipping. An e-gift card to Warby Parker for the daily glasses-wearer Warby Parker Warby Parker e-gift cards, available at Warby Parker, from $50Glasses can help people express their individual sense of style, a trend only bolstered by stylish online glasses retailers. Warby Parker has managed to make prescription glasses affordable (a baseline pair starts at just $95, including lenses), but even if your giftee doesn't wear prescription glasses, the company also makes non-prescription sunglasses that are equally as good-looking. Digital gift cards are delivered to your recipient's email immediately. A wine subscription for new bottles delivered right to their door Winc Wine Delivery gift card, available at Winc, from $60Winc is a wine delivery subscription that brings the good stuff right to your recipient's door. Users take a quiz and share information about their taste preferences before receiving expert recommendations about bottles they may like.They can choose what to include in their box, and since each bottle is priced individually, they can control the cost of each delivery. Gift cards can be emailed to the recipient and used toward the cost of a box (or a few, if you're feeling extra generous).  A BarkBox subscription for anyone who spoils their dog BarkBox Dog Treats Subscription Box, available at BarkBox, from $35/monthWhether they just got a new puppy or they've had a dog for a while now, you can't go wrong with a BarkBox subscription. To give it as a gift, simply input their pup's name and relative size (small, medium, or large), and select a one-, three-, six-, or 12-month increment. You can send the box directly to their house or purchase a digital gift card, which they can redeem immediately. A coffee subscription to help them stay caffeinated Atlas Coffee Club Coffee Subscription Box, available at Atlas Coffee Club, $60/3 monthsAtlas makes some of our favorite coffee out there, and it fresh roasts each batch before sending it out so you know the coffee you'll get hasn't been sitting on a shelf for six months. Any caffeine fiend will love receiving beans or grounds direct to their door each month, giving you extra brownie points each time.Read about our experience with Atlas Coffee Club here. A gift card to frame their art or photos Framebridge Framebridge gift card, available at Framebridge, from $25Everyone appreciates having a beautiful frame for their photos, posters, or artwork — but no one actually likes paying for it themselves. They'll enjoy the chance to custom frame something for her home with Framebridge. Bonus points if you also print and send cute family photos for her to frame. A fun and convenient way to freshen up their wardrobe Stitch Fix Personalized Styling Service Gift Card, available at Stitch Fitch, from $20If you sense that they're no longer excited by their closet, a Stitch Fix gift card is the perfect solution. Recipients can try out different brands and styles that they wouldn't ordinarily buy, and it's easy to return pieces with the provided prepaid shipping labels. A travel-planning service that does all the work for them Airbnb Airbnb Gift Card, available at Airbnb, from $25For the person who is currently dreaming about where to go post-pandemic, this gift card will help ensure their next trip is stellar. Airbnb has thousands of listings for private home vacation rentals around the globe and across the US. They can choose from premium luxe listings like a villa in Malibu, find a location close to a national park for outdoor exploration, or opt for a unique getaway like a tree-house rental. A customizable suitcase CALPAK Calpak gift card, available at Calpak, from $25Ordering a piece of luggage that best suits them will take too long if you're strapped for time, plus you might not know exactly what they like. You're better off giving a gift card so they can choose from plenty of fun options. From confetti to marble patterns, Calpak offers suitcase designs for every traveler. We especially like the packing cubes. An Echo Dot for the smart-home enthusiast Amazon Amazon Echo Dot, available at Best Buy, $34.99If you have at least one days' worth of foresight, the latest Echo Dot is a great last-minute gift that won't require much effort. Whether you know for a fact that they have just started outfitting their home with smart capabilities, or you at least have a suspicion that they'd enjoy the convenience of having Alexa around to answer questions and play games, the Dot is a great pick.  A Birchbox subscription for beauty and skincare lovers Birchbox Birchbox Subscription Box, available at Birchbox, from $45/3 monthsThere's a reason Birchbox is so popular — it's an affordable way to find and learn about new beauty, skincare, and grooming products without spending too much on full-sized options the recipient might not like. For $30 to $45, you'll be able to gift three months' worth of boxes right to their door. For a more substantial option, you can gift six months for $84 or 12 months for $156.   A Blue Apron subscription Blue Apron Blue Apron Subscription Gift, available at Blue Apron, from $60Blue Apron's meal kits are the perfect last-minute gift for anyone who enjoys cooking but lacks the time or foresight to do the planning involved. It costs $47.95 for two servings of two recipes each week, so they'll save time shopping and prepping meals, which is arguably worth more than the subscription price. A salami-of-the-month club for the meat lovers Food52 Olympia Provisions Artisanal Salami, available at Food52, from $40You know the type — always orders a charcuterie board, could survive on prosciutto, prefers savory over sweet. Spoil your giftee with a salami delivery and hope they invite you over for a dinner party at some point.  A hot sauce subscription for heat seekers Food52 Fuego Box quarterly hot sauce subscription, available at Food52, $120They'll get fired up for this quarterly delivery of small-batch hot sauce, which is curated by Fuego Box and filled with gourmet picks from all over the country. Each box contains three 5-ounce bottles.  Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 20th, 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 best sports streaming services in 2021 for watching live games without cable

You no longer need cable to tune into your favorite sporting events live. These are the best streaming services you can use to watch sports. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Watch live sports at home with subscription streaming services. Robert Deutschman/Getty Images Many streaming services let members watch a variety of sports without cable. Services like Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Fubo TV stream sports on live TV channels. Platforms like ESPN+, DAZN, Peacock, and Paramount Plus offer select events and exclusive matches. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyWhether you want to watch the latest football games, soccer matches, or UFC fights, there's a streaming service for your needs. That said, it's important to keep in mind which sports and networks matter most to you when selecting an app.Some platforms are great for watching specific events, while other options give members access to a wider range of channels with many different sports. With various budgets in mind, we selected the best streaming services you can sign up for to watch live sports across a variety of devices.Here are the best streaming services for sports:Sling TVYouTube TVFuboTVHulu + Live TVParamount PlusESPN+Peacock PremiumDAZN Sling TV Sling TV Sling TV is one of the most affordable services with live sports networks, but it's missing ABC and CBS.Key channels: NBC, Fox, ESPN, TNT, NFL NetworkMissing channels: ABC, CBSExclusive sports: NoPlans: Sling Blue ($35/month), Sling Orange ($35/month), Sling Blue and Orange ($50/month), Sports Extra add-on ($11/month)Promotions: First month for $10Sling TV is a live TV streaming service with two main plans: Sling Blue and Sling Orange. The channel selection differs between them, though some networks are shared by both.If you want to watch live sports on NBC or Fox networks, Sling Blue is your best option. Local channel availability can vary by location, so be sure to check Sling's website first to see if these channels are offered in your market. Sling Blue also includes access to the NFL Network.Meanwhile, Sling Orange ditches NBC, Fox, and NFL Network, but adds ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3 instead. To get the best of both worlds, we recommend combining both plans for $50 a month.If you want even more channels, Sling TV offers a Sports Extra add-on for an additional $11/month. Again, the channel selection differs depending on whether you have the Blue or Orange plan, but stations like NBA Network, NHL Network, and MLB Network are included with both options.Even with the extra add-on fee, Sling ends up being one of the most affordable ways to stream cable channels with live sports. On the downside, it's missing support for local CBS and ABC stations.For more information about Sling TV, check out our full list of Sling channels and packages.TV (small) YouTube TV YouTube TV YouTube TV's base plan includes sports channels that other services charge extra for.Key channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN, NFL Network, NBA TV, MLB NetworkMissing channels: NHL NetworkPlans: Base ($65/month), Sports Plus add-on ($11/month), NBA League Pass add-on ($40/month)Exclusive sports: NoPromotions: Free two-day trial of the Base plan, free one-week trial of the Sports Plus add-onYouTube TV's base plan starts at $65 a month and includes access to multiple channels that broadcast live sports, such as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and ESPN. In addition, YouTube TV is one of the only services that includes channels like MLB Network and NBA TV as part of its standard plan.Subscribers who want even more channels should check out the Sports Plus add-on that costs $11/month. This bundle has a one-week free trial and includes access to NFL RedZone, Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, and more. For the best video quality, you can also add the 4K Plus add-on for $10/month. This option lets you stream select content on ESPN, Fox Sports, and NBC Sports in 4K.Insider's review of YouTube TV considered the platform's live sports options to be the best part of the subscription. In addition, we found the process of recording live games to be very straightforward.TV (small) FuboTV Fubo TV is sports streaming service that provides live coverage of NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer, plus sports-related news, television, and movies. FuboTV Fubo TV features a big selection of sports channels, but it doesn't carry Turner networks like TNT and TBS.Key channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL NetworkMissing channels: TNT, TBSPlans: Starter ($65/month), Elite ($80/month), Latino Quarterly ($33/month), Sports Plus add-on ($11/month)Exclusive sports: NoPromotions: One-week free trialFuboTV is another fantastic streaming service for watching live sports. The exact number of stations you get varies by location, but the Starter plan costs $65 a month for over 100 channels. This package includes access to ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, and more.It even includes access to college sports channels like Big Ten Network and SEC without the need for an add-on. If you crave more networks, you can get even more channels with the Elite plan. For a total of $80 a month, this option adds over 40 channels to the lineup, including MLB Network, NBA TV, and ESPN U. For an extra $11 a month you can also add the Sports Plus package. Some of the channels are already included if you opt for the Elite plan, but the main attraction is NFL RedZone.The Latino Quarterly plan is a good choice for Spanish-speaking sports fans. This plan costs $99 every three months and has access to live TV channels like beIN Sports, Fox Deportes, and ESPN Deportes.Check out our full breakdown of FuboTV plans and a la carte packages.TV (Starter Plan) (small) Hulu + Live TV Hulu Hulu + Live TV has popular live sports in addition to Hulu's entire on-demand library of movies and shows.Key channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN, NFL NetworkMissing channels: NBA TV, MLB Network, NHL NetworkPlans: Basic ($65/month), Premium ($71/month), Sports add-on ($11/month), Español add-on ($5/month)Exclusive sports: NoPromotions: Free one-week trial, $10 off your first three monthsIf you want a single subscription that includes access to live sports and a huge catalog of on-demand entertainment, Hulu + Live TV is your best choice. Live TV plans start at $65/month and include essential broadcast channels for watching sports, like ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. With over 75 channels, including ESPN, NFL Network, and SEC Network, you can always find something exciting to stream on Hulu + Live TV.Hulu + Live TV does not have as many add-on options as YouTube TV, but their Sports add-on includes NFL RedZone and only costs $10/month. Also, Spanish speakers can watch channels like ESPN Deportes and FOX Deportes for an additional $5/month with the Español add-on.Though Hulu + Live TV offers many of the same sports channels as YouTube TV, there are a few exceptions. If you want to watch NBA TV, MLB Network, or MLB Game of the Week, then YouTube TV is a better choice.Hulu + Live TV stands out from other sports streaming services by giving members access to thousands of hours of on-demand entertainment. Whether you're planning a movie night or need a new series to binge-watch, the expansive Hulu catalog is a worthwhile supplement to the live TV channels.For more information about plans, prices, and channels, check out our full breakdown of Hulu.+ Live TV (small) Paramount Plus Paramount + Paramount Plus is a budget-friendly streaming option for people who just want to watch CBS sports.Key channels: Local CBS with Premium planPlans: Essential ($5/month), Premium ($10/month)Exclusive sports: YesPromotions: Free one-week trial, $10 bundle with ShowtimeMembers of Paramount Plus Premium get access to local CBS streaming so they can watch any games broadcast on that channel. In most markets, football fans can watch numerous regular and postseason NFL games, in addition to SEC games. Even though Paramount Plus does not include access to NBA basketball games, the 2021 NCAA March Madness tournament was aired on the streaming service. Future iterations of the college basketball tournament may be available on Paramount Plus as well.Other notable sporting events that stream on Paramount Plus include the PGA Tour, PGA Championship, UEFA club matches, and National Women's Soccer League matches.Paramount Plus has two basic plans: the ad-supported Essential plan for $5 a month and the ad-free Premium plan for $10 a month. Only members who subscribe to the Premium plan get access to their local CBS station. That said, NFL games being broadcast in your market are also included with the cheaper Essential plan.For more information, check out our full breakdown of Paramount Plus.Essential Monthly Plan (ad-supported) (small)Premium Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) ESPN+ ESPN+ ESPN+ is a perfect fit for fans of soccer, baseball, UFC, and sports documentaries.Plans: Standard ($7/month), Disney Bundle ($14/month)Exclusive sports: YesPromotions: Part of the Disney Bundle, UFC bundle dealESPN+ does not offer access to the live ESPN channel, but members do get access to select live sports and exclusive events. Most notably, the service streams select NHL, MLB, and college football games. Fans of Major League Soccer should also consider ESPN+. Every out-of-market match is available to stream live on the service. ESPN+ is also the best way to watch UFC. Subscribers get access to every UFC Fight Night event, and members can pay $70 per event for exclusive access to UFC pay-per-view matches.In addition to certain live sports, ESPN+ members get access to docuseries like "30 for 30," original programming, and replays of classic football games. On the downside, the service does not feature any live NFL or NBA games.While ESPN+ does not offer a free trial, the streaming service is included as part of the Disney Bundle. If you want more entertainment to watch, this bundle includes ESPN+, Disney Plus, and ad-supported Hulu for $14/month. For more information, check out our full breakdown of ESPN+.Monthly Subscription Service (small) Peacock Premium Peacock Peacock Premium is an affordable way to watch Sunday Night Football and WWE events.Plans: Peacock Premium ($5/month), Peacock Premium Plus ($10/month)Exclusive sports: YesPromotions: Free base plan, save with annual subscriptionsIn contrast to streaming services like Sling TV and YouTube TV, Peacock does not offer any live networks that you'd get with cable. Instead, Peacock has its own selection of live sports. This service is a good fit for viewers who want to save money and only care about watching certain sporting events.Peacock Premium members have access to live events like NFL Sunday Night Football and the Premier League. In addition, Peacock is also the streaming home to WWE. Members get access to all WWE PPV events as part of a Premium subscription.Peacock Premium no longer offers a free trial, but members can save money by signing up for an annual plan. For a yearly subscription, Peacock Premium costs $50 and Peacock Premium Plus costs $100. This is 20% less than the monthly subscription rates.If you want more information, we broke down everything you need to know about Peacock.Premium (Monthly Plan) (small) DAZN DAZN DAZN is a perfect fit for fans of boxing, but it doesn't offer other sports.Plans: Standard ($20/month)Exclusive sports: YesPromotions: First month freeIf you want to watch the latest boxing fights, DAZN is a good choice. DAZN has exclusive, live fight nights and an archive of past events featuring fighters like Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr.Trying to pass the time between fight nights? The DAZN catalog has behind-the-scenes documentaries that follow boxers as they prepare for their next big matchup. DAZN also conveniently groups its on-demand content by fighter. Whether your favorite is Canelo Alvarez or Ryan Garcia, you can easily find the video you want to watch.DAZN might expand their lineup of live sports in the future, but right now the service is uniquely focused on boxing fight nights and excels in that category.Subscription (small) Sports channel availability by service fstop123/Getty Images Live sports are broadcast across many different cable networks and it can be tricky to figure out which services carry the station you want to watch.To make things easier, we rounded up some key sports channels, below, along with details on where you can stream them.ChannelSling TVYouTube TVHulu + Live TVFubo TVABCX✓✓✓CBSX✓✓✓NBC✓✓✓✓Fox✓✓✓✓Fox Sports✓✓✓✓NBC Sports✓✓✓✓ESPN✓✓✓✓TNT✓✓✓XTBS✓✓✓XNFL Network✓✓✓✓NBA TV✓*✓X✓*NHL Network✓*XX✓*MLB Network✓*✓X✓**Channel requires an upgraded plan or add-on package. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 29th, 2021

Peacock"s base plan is free, but it costs $5 a month to stream its full library with live sports — here"s how to sign up

Peacock is NBC's streaming service with original shows, Sunday Night Football, Universal movies, and new episodes of "Days of Our Lives." When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Peacock is a streaming service from NBCUniversal.Peacock Peacock is a streaming service with NBCUniversal shows, movies, sports, and news. The base plan is ad-supported so you can watch some of the catalog for free with commercials. Peacock Premium ($5/month) offers more to watch, and Peacock Premium Plus ($10/month) is ad-free. Peacock is the subscription streaming home for NBCUniversal movies and shows, making it the only place to stream hit series like "The Office."A free version is available with a limited selection of programs, and you can pay for a premium plan to unlock everything. Ad-supported Peacock Premium costs $5 a month, and an ad-free Peacock Premium Plus plan costs $10 a month.Subscribers can watch popular shows like "Yellowstone" and "Modern Family," as well as new original series like "The Resort." Starting September 12, Peacock will become the exclusive home of "Days of Our Lives," with new episodes set to stream every day. Peacock Premium features live sports as well, including Sunday Night Football.Peacock is also streaming select Universal films 45 days after they debut in theaters. Movies like "Downton Abbey: A New Era" are now available, and films like "Nope" are expected in the coming months. To help you get started with Peacock, we broke down everything you need to know about the service, including full details on pricing, plans, content, and supported devices.What is Peacock?"The Office" is one of the most popular exclusive shows on Peacock. You need Peacock Premium to watch every episode.PeacockPeacock is a streaming service created by NBCUniversal with three subscription plans: Free, Premium, and Premium Plus. The platform offers a collection of shows, movies, and original series, along with live sports and news. Content can be viewed via an on-demand library or via special streaming channels broken down by genres and franchises.Peacock's catalog includes a mix of new and classic NBC shows, like "Saturday Night Live" and "The Office," and Universal films. Peacock original programs are also included for premium subscribers.For detailed impressions, you can read our full Peacock review.Where can I sign up for Peacock?Peacock launched nationwide on July 15, 2020. You can sign up for a Free, Premium, or Premium Plus subscription right now through the Peacock website.Where can I watch Peacock?PeacockPeacock's streaming app is available on Vizio, Samsung, and LG smart TVs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Chromecast, Xfinity, and Flex devices.The service is also available through its official website. You can browse a full list of supported devices here.Is Peacock free?The base version of Peacock is free, but there are commercials and the selection is limited. Peacock offers more than 7,500 hours worth of movies and TV with its free version, but you can get access to twice as much content by upgrading to a Peacock Premium plan.How much does Peacock Premium cost?Peacock Premium costs $5 a month or $50 a year. However, Peacock Premium still has commercials. If you want to watch without ads, you need to upgrade to the Peacock Premium Plus plan for $10 a month or $100 a year.The Peacock Premium catalog includes new original series, gives subscribers access to exclusive content from NBC shows and WWE Network, and lets you watch ongoing series the day after they air on TV.If you already subscribe to Xfinity internet or cable you get Peacock Premium for free with your current subscription. What shows and movies are on Peacock?Josh Stringer/BlumhousePeacock features more than 15,000 hours worth of TV and movies, though you'll need a Premium subscription to access the full catalog. NBCUniversal says about half of the catalog, more than 7,500 hours worth, is available for free.You can stream classic shows like "The Office," "Law & Order," and "Parks & Recreation." Peacock Premium users can access new episodes of ongoing NBC shows the day after they air. Daily broadcasts from NBC News and MSNBC also stream on Peacock, and new episodes of "Days of Our Lives" will stream daily starting September 12.Universal franchises like "Fast & Furious" are part of the service's rotating catalog, along with popular older titles like "The Big Lebowski." Films from other studios like "The Harry Potter" series are also included from time to time. Peacock's movie selection isn't permanent, however, so some titles may be removed and then added back at a later date. Peacock Premium subscribers are also able to watch new original shows, like the Tina Fey-produced series "Girls5Eva," Bel-Air," and "The Resort. Original movies are also being developed for Peacock, including the new Blumhouse horror film "They/Them."Peacock has live sports as well, including Sunday Night Football and matches from the Premier League. Peacock will stream exclusive Major League Baseball games on Sunday mornings during the season, and wrestling fans can watch WWE Network shows and PPV events as part of a Premium or Premium Plus membership.Can I watch brand-new Universal movies on Peacock?Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jake Gyllenhaal in "Ambulance."UniversalIn 2021, Universal began releasing select movies, like "Halloween Kills," on Peacock Premium and in theaters at the same time. The most recent same-day movie release was "Firestarter" on May 13.In addition to select same-day releases, some Universal films will arrive on Peacock 45 days after they hit theaters. "Downton Abbey: A New Era" was the most recent movie to follow this strategy.That said, some big franchise films like "Jurassic World: Dominion" are being excluded from this release plan. Instead, these bigger movies will hit the service within four months of their theatrical releases.According to details revealed in July 2021, once Universal movies arrive on Peacock they will remain exclusive to the service for four months. They can then be licensed to other subscription services for 10 months, before returning exclusively to Peacock for another four months.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytAug 5th, 2022

The 20 best books by Stephen King, according to Goodreads users

Stephen King's best books span genres from horror and thriller to historical fiction and memoir. Here are the top ones, based on Goodreads reviews. Stephen King's stories have been adapted into television series and films, and his books have sold over 350 million collective copies.Amazon; Samantha Lee/Insider Stephen King is an author famous for his suspenseful horror novels. Some of his books have been turned into movies like "The Shining" and "It." We used Goodreads to rank his most popular novels. While some readers gravitate toward heartwarming love stories or informative nonfiction, others love the wide-eyed suspense and fear of a great horror story or thrilling mystery novel. Stephen King has become a legendary writer since his first book was published in 1974 and has garnered worldwide fans, earned countless awards, and topped bestseller lists with his horror, thriller, science-fiction, and crime reads.  King has received nearly 17 million ratings from Goodreads reviewers across dozens of novels, so we turned to them to rank his best books. Goodreads is the world's largest platform for readers to rate, review, and recommend books so whether you love a great horror novel or crave a suspenseful book that keeps you up at night, here are the most popular Stephen King novels, as ranked by Goodreads reviewers.The 20 best Stephen King books, according to Goodreads:20. A supernatural, science fiction horror storyBookshop"The Institute," available on Amazon and Bookshop, from $13.79This 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards winner for Best Horror follows Luke Ellis as he wakes up in The Institute after his parents are murdered and he's taken from his home. At The Institute, Luke finds other kids with extranormal gifts like his own and a staff determined to extract them, with brutal punishment waiting for those who disobey. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 85,10919. The third novel in a thrilling seriesAmazon"The Waste Lands," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $12.98In "The Dark Tower" series, readers follow Roland, the last in a knightly order, on his quest to reach the Dark Tower — the only hope for his world. This is the third book, where Roland experiences double memories as a result of saving a boy who had already died in a parallel universe. Roland and his new gang of fellow gunslingers must draw the boy into their world in order to reach the Dark Tower. This novel is full of important character development and genuine entertainment from the plot, one that solidifies readers' necessity to continue the series. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 91,59918. A thrilling fantasy tale of a mysterious storeAmazon"Needful Things" available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $15.19In his shop, Needful Things, Leland Gaunt knows that every customer will find the object of their heart's deepest desire. In exchange, Leland asks for a small prank to be carried out on his behalf, generating a novel of chaos in a small town. This story is fascinating as the characters are tempted and lured into complete obsession over possessions, blinded by greed and willing to do anything for the object they want — even murder. It's an intense novel, a thriller and fantasy that swirls with mayhem while still being the small-town horror that King writes so well.Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 77,94017. An anticipated sequel to a modern classicAmazon"Doctor Sleep," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $10.22In this sequel, readers reunite with Dan Torrance, once the young boy from "The Shining," but now a middle-aged man drifting through life. When Dan settles into a job at a nursing home in New Hampshire, he's coined "Doctor Sleep," using his paranormal abilities to help and comfort the dying. But there is a group of traveling, murderous paranormals who are deriving their energy from the "steam" given off by paranormal children as they're tortured and killed. When Dan meets 12-year-old Abra with the same gift he has, he knows he must try to save her. This is a psychological and gory sequel, hugely satisfying to readers who adored "The Shining." Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 90,13816. A not-so-sweet story about a Saint BernardAmazon"Cujo," available on Amazon and Bookshop, from $14.97"Cujo" is a 1981 psychological horror read about a Saint Bernard named Cujo who gets bitten by a bat while chasing a rabbit and is quickly overcome by a sickness that has turned him uncontrollably towards murder. As Cujo creates a flurry of fear and madness, everyone in their small town fears for their safety in this gruesome and nail-biting read. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 71,24415. A new suspenseful and haunting horror novelAmazon"The Outsider," available on Amazon and Bookshop, from $8.16This bone-chilling Stephen King horror won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Mystery & Thriller in 2018 for its unsettling plot and page-turning investigation. When a young boy's body is found in a park, copious DNA evidence immediately points investigators towards Terry Maitland, a local Little League coach and teacher. Yet after a swift arrest, their investigation slowly brings new and horrifying answers to light.  Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 78,65114. The second installment of a beloved seriesAmazon"The Drawing of the Three," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $12.99This is the second book of "The Dark Tower" series, which follows Roland, The Last Gunslinger, on his quest to reach the Dark Tower, the nexus of all universes that his world desperately needs to survive. In this sequel, Roland navigates a world that is a nightmarish mirror of our own to encounter a beach with three doors. Each is a gateway to a person living in New York with whom Roland must collaborate to fight evil forces. This book is a plot-driven horror story mixed with magical realism, a page-turning novel that demonstrates some of the best of King's cross-genre writing. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 106,37013. A psychological sci-fi novelAmazon"Under the Dome," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $13.42On an otherwise normal day, the residents in Chester's Mill, Maine find themselves trapped under an invisible dome, a forcefield separating them from the rest of the world. Told through multiple perspectives, a group of citizens comes together to fight their new enemies in this strange and unprecedented dystopia. There is a large cast of characters in this story, but King writes each one as a prominent individual so readers can easily follow each story. "Under the Dome" is definitely a violent science-fiction thriller, but also comes peppered with dark humor and strong characters, making it a rich read with profound messages about contemporary society. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 91,93312. A suspenseful true crime mystery thrillerAmazon"Mr. Mercedes," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $9.29The opening of this book is emotional but quickly turns gruesome, as a man driving a Mercedes plows into a line of innocent people waiting at a job fair. After killing eight and injuring 15, the man gets away and retired detective Bill Hodges is left haunted by the crime. On the verge of suicide, Bill receives a message from the murderer, spurring a mission to catch the killer before he strikes again. The juxtaposition between the conniving and manipulative Mr. Mercedes and the tired but determined Hodges is what makes this King novel such an invigorating read. It continues on to create the "Bill Hodges" trilogy, a fast-paced supernatural series featuring this detective-turned-hero.Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 93,37211. An autobiographical self-help book about writingAmazon"On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $17.99In a book that is part-memoir and part-advice, Stephen King uses his personal anecdotes to inspire budding and aspiring writers. While his guidance is not always sparkling with encouragement, it's always realistic: imploring that those who wish to be writers must be constantly learning, reading, and writing every day. King is honest about his own struggles and setbacks and offers insight into his methods and inspirations which culminate in a master class from one of the most successful writers of this generation. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 134,05810. A dramatic and emotional bookAmazon"The Green Mile," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $9.29"The Green Mile" is a series that was released one volume at a time in 1996, with each installment landing on the "New York Times" Best-Seller List. Now compiled as a single work, it follows Paul Edgecombe, a prison guard at Cold Mountain Penitentiary where convicted killers wait to walk "the green mile" to the electric chair. Though Paul has seen nearly everything, his experiences with inmate John Coffey are like no other. John is a strange inmate, convicted of a depraved crime despite appearing to have the mind of a child. This is a thought-provoking and emotional novel, an iconic and believable story that mixes in shocking elements consistent with King's horror style. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 167,6299. A horrifying vampire storyAmazon"Salem's Lot," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $8.36This was Stephen King's second published novel, the story of writer Ben Mears who returns to his childhood town of Jerusalem's Lot (nicknamed 'Salem's Lot) to confront the evil he once escaped. This unique vampire story is packed with more horror than most of King's other works and is inspired by classic vampire tales and films. King writes incredible small-town horrors and this one is no different, featuring a wonderful, quaint town with secrets of abuse, violence, and murder not far beneath the surface. This story is suspenseful and foreboding, a vampire horror for any reader who's ready to be scared. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 145,1578. A paranormal novel with building horrorAmazon"Pet Sematary," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $14.99In rural Maine, a picturesque family has moved into a perfect home to live a simple and happy life, just to find the town is haunted by horrors that should have remained dead — all seeming to originate from an evil and ominous nearby pet cemetery. This is a slow-burn horror, one that offers less gore but rather builds and builds on disturbing elements and skin-crawling feelings to scare readers in a way only Stephen King can. The developments in this novel are shocking and nightmarish, with even King admitting that this story scared him more than his others. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 189,0587. A historical fiction, time travel thriller about JFKAmazon"11/22/63," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $18.25This is a time travel adventure novel that tells the story of Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who is introduced to a portal to 1958 and sets out on a mission to stop the JFK assassination. Jake adopts a new identity, tests the rules of time travel, and discovers what may wait in the present if he's to succeed. With very little (if any) horror in this novel, King fans get to experience a thrilling historical fiction story, one where the fascinating "what ifs" of history are explored through time travel. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 244,7546. The first of a heroic fantasy seriesAmazon"The Gunslinger," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $11.62This is the first installment of King's hugely popular series "The Dark Tower," of which there are eight books and a short story. Roland of Gilead is The Last Gunslinger — the final hero in a knightly order. With a mix of dark fantasy, horror, and Western themes, the story follows Roland as he sets off on his quest for the Dark Tower which holds all of existence together. On his journey, he pursues his arch-nemesis, develops a friendship, and meets a mysterious woman. An added excitement for regular King readers is the tie-ins to other novels: references and Easter eggs that expand and intertwine King's multiverse. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 213,4455. A supernatural horror story centered on bullyingAmazon"Carrie," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $7.99Stephen King's first published novel focuses on Carrie White, a telekinetic teenager who's able to move objects with her mind. Abused and bullied all her life, one particularly traumatic day unleashes a streak of revenge that cumulates with a famously terrifying prom night scene. This modern horror classic is also a powerful anti-bullying testament, offering the frightening combination of real and supernatural elements that makes it an exceptionally fast read.Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 210,8514. An intense psychological thriller about an obsessive fanAmazon"Misery," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $13.69After celebrating the release of a new novel, Paul Sheldon gets in a car accident in the Rocky Mountains and is rescued by Anne Wilkes, his #1 fan. While nursing Paul back to health after he shattered both his legs, she compels him to write a new novel, furious that he killed off her favorite character. Fueled by obsession, Anne keeps Paul captive in a story of torture, psychological manipulation, and addiction. This is a gory and gruesome horror novel with a multi-dimensional villain, an intense and graphic tale of the struggle between prisoner and captor. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 267,2793. A post-apocalyptic fantasy thrillerAmazon"The Stand," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $14.89This book begins the day after 99% of the Earth's population is killed from a man-made flu that was accidentally released. The few remaining survivors are plagued with strange dreams and struggle with a society torn between two prevailing allegiances. At over 1,100 pages, this masterpiece combines King's classic supernatural and fantasy elements and combines them with an apocalyptic dystopia that addresses huge topics of survival, religion, and the ultimate compass of morality. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 386,8962. An iconic creepy clown horror storyAmazon"It," available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $15.97In Derry, Maine, seven teenagers first discovered the horror that they deemed "It" — often taking the form of Pennywise the Clown. Now adults, each with their own successes, one of the self-proclaimed "Losers Club" asks the gang to return and end the evil creature's reign once and for all. Stephen King uses dual timelines from 1958 and 1985 and chilling descriptions to develop unique characters and explore deep themes that extend far beyond the traditional horror genre. Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 490,9121. A modern horror classicAmazon"The Shining," available on Amazon and Bookshop, from $8.36It should hardly be a surprise that Stephen King's most popular book is also his first-ever bestseller: "The Shining," a classic 1977 horror novel, spurred a cult-favorite movie and a sequel. It's a deeply suspenseful paranormal story about Jack Torrance, who starts a new job as a caretaker at the Overlook Hotel, hoping to spend more time with his family and work on his writing. During the off-season, a chilling winter storm confines Jack to the hotel — and sinister forces begin to emerge. It's a classic haunted house story that has been scaring readers for nearly 50 years.Number of 5-star reviews on Goodreads: 652,896Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytAug 2nd, 2022

LIVE: 143 last-chance deals for Amazon Prime Day 2022: up to 60% of Amazon Echo devices, air purifiers, and more

Amazon Prime Day 2022 is your chance to save big on items from all categories, but it ends at midnight. Here's what to shop before prices go back up. Hollis Johnson/Insider,Amazon Prime Day 2022 ends today, July 13, at midnight PT.We're working hard to highlight all the best deals as they go live. Insider Reviews' team of expert reporters and editors have vetted each of the deals below — because a heavy discount doesn't mean much if the product on sale isn't any good. We've found great deals on QL ED TVs, Amazon Kindles, and household essentials, like paper towels.For even more deals, check out the best competing Prime Day deals from Target and Walmart, as well as category-specific deals from Amazon like tech, gaming, fashion, and beauty.All the deals below are live now and in stock.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Razer DeathAdder gaming mouseRazerRazer's signature gaming mouse is on sale for nearly 60% off during Prime Day 2022. The DeathAdder's eight buttons and RBG lighting are fully customizable, and the wireless version is on sale for 60% off too. mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad (7.5W, Fabric Black)AmazonWireless chargers provide an easy and convenient way to charge your phone without the hassle of using a cable. This 7.5W charging pad isn't as powerful as the 15W version, but it's more than worth the price, especially with this discount.GE Opal Nugget Ice MakerAmazonThe Opal Nugget Ice Maker does one thing and does it well: It makes chewable nugget ice. And with this 26% discount, it's the lowest price we've ever found it for.Samsung Jet 60 Flex Cordless Stick VacuumSamsungThis cordless vacuum from Samsung is unbelievably light, letting you easily maneuver it around your home or apartment. And at $180, this is the lowest price we've ever seen the vacuum go for.Osmo Genius Starter Kit for iPadOsmoThe Osmo Genius Kit helps enhance math, science, and drawing skills with hands-on digital learning. This is one of the best prices we've found it for on Amazon.Amazon Echo Dot (latest 4th-gen)AmazonThe latest, fourth-generation Echo Dot gets a new, spherical shape. The smart speaker with Alexa can play music, set timers, and preform all sorts of other tasks. It has a smaller footprint than the Echo, so its sound won't be as robust. At $20 for Prime Day, the Echo Dot is at the lowest price we've ever seen it. Amazon Basics Nespresso Coffee Pod HolderAmazonOrganize your coffee set-up with a pod storage drawer from Amazon. It's a simple and effective way to keep your espresso and coffee sorted, and you can even place it right under your Nespresso machine. On Prime Day, you can get it for the lowest price we've seen.Frida Mom Adjustable Nursing PillowAmazonThough this deal is not for everyone, it's a great price on a product that rarely sees discounts. This pillow has removable layers to adjust as babies grow up so moms will always be in the most comfortable position. Sengled LED TV Backlights (8 piece kit)AmazonThis set for installing LEDs behind your 45-75 inch mounted TV comes with eight LED strips of varying sizes so you can install them to fit your setup. Once they're up, you can use an app and Bluetooth connection, or Alexa, to change the colors. During Prime Day, take 40% off the full price; this is an all-time low.Dyson PureCool TP01 Air Purifier and Fan with HEPA filterDyson's TP01 Air Purifier and Fan with HEPA filterThe Home DepotAn ultra-quiet, state-of-the-art fan with a built-in air purifier, Dyson's TP01 is great for stuffy spaces and crowded indoor get-togethers. This is close to the best price we've ever seen for the TP01, which fluctuates a lot but generally sticks in the $400 range.Vital Proteins Chocolate Collagen Peptides PowderAmazonTwo scoops of Vital Proteins collagen peptides in your favorite drink every day supports healthy hair, nails, skin, bones, and joints. Get a 13.5 ounce tub for just $15 during Prime Day.Orolay Thickened Down JacketAlyssa Powell/Business InsiderWhile winter is still a few months away, the Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket, also known as "the Amazon coat," is on sale starting at $89. That's a 45% discount off the original price. We named the viral jacket as the best affordable women's winter coat in our buying guide.Braun MultiQuick Immersion Hand BlenderAmazonThe Braun MultiQuick Immersion Hand Blender is affordable, durable, and incredibly simple to use, and works well for everything from soup to whipped cream. Right now, you can take $20 off the price as part of a Prime Day deal. Moccamaster KBGVAmazonThe Dutch-made Moccamaster KBGV is easily one of the most sophisticated home coffee machines on the market, touted for its impressive copper boiling heating element and glass hardware. While typically spendy, it's down to $245 for Prime Day, making it an enticing buy for any discerning coffee drinker.Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildTargetBreath of the Wild isn't just one of the best Zelda games, it's one of the best games in years, period. This game's price usually stays the same, still retailing for $60 years after release, but right now it's down to $40.Ninja NJ601AMZ Professional BlenderAmazonThis powerful blender will make fast, efficient work of your ingredients and make large enough batches for multiple people. Priced at $70 this Prime Day, it matches an all-time low. Furbo 360-degree Dog CameraTomofunFurbo's newest treat-tossing dog camera rotates 360-degrees so you can keep an eye on your pet anywhere in the room. The 1080p camera has 4x zoom along with night vision. At $147 for Prime Day, this is the lowest price we've seen it go for. Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II HeadphonesBoseThe Bose QuietComfort 35 II are still excellent headphones and exist alongside the newer Bose 700 as a more affordable wireless noise-canceling option. This is the best price we've seen for them.23&Me DNA KitHollis Johnson/Business InsiderThe 23andMe DNA Ancestry + Health Kit tells you which illnesses you're predisposed to and gives you a full look at your ancestry. Right now during Amazon Prime Day, you can get your own kit for just under $100, matching the best deals we've seen in the past.Cricut EasyPress 2 (9x9)CricutCricut's heat press is easy to use, with digital temperature and timer controls. The 9x9 size is perfect for items like t-shirts, tote bags, and other medium-sized items. Right now, the Cricut EasyPress 2 is at an all-time low price of $99.Columbia Benton Spings Fleece JacketAmazonThe Columbia Full Zip Up is a versatile piece of outerwear, great as a layer or a light jacket. Select colors are over 50% on as part of Amazon Prime Day.Petsafe Drinkwell Pagoda Pet FountainAmazonIf you want a visually appealing pet fountain, we suggest Petsafe's Drinkwell Pagoda Fountain. Available in four different colors, it provides a source of continuous filtered water for your pet. The fountain has been going for its retail price since February, so this is a solid deal to score now.Yogi Bare Teddy Yoga MatAmazonThe Yogi Bare Teddy is machine washable without sacrificing quality or durability over time and use. Our pick for the best washable yoga mat is currently 20% off.Black+Decker Dustbuster AdvancedClean Handheld VacuumAmazonA powerful portable vac that is ideal for quick cleanup jobs, but you might be tempted to use it to vacuum your entire home. This 34%-off deal matches the best prices we've seen on this dustbuster.Solo Stove Bonfire with StandAmazonThe Solo Stove is one of the most popular fire pits on the market because it's designed to significantly reduce smoke, making s'mores nights even more enjoyable. Be sure to check the coupon box for an extra 5% off at Amazon.Moen Velocity Two-Function RainshowerMoenThe elegant design, sturdy metal construction, and wide coverage area justify the high price tag of the Moen S6320 Velocity Two-Function Rainshower. This is the best price we've seen on our top pick for the best rainfall shower head in over a year.Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2AmazonThe Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug 2 is a smart mug that keeps your drink at the optimal temperature. This bit of luxury is pricy, but during Prime Day, it's 27% off the usual cost.Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500 Electric ToothbrushAmazonThe DiamondClean Smart 9500 is one of the most advanced toothbrushes ever made. It features five cleaning modes at three intensities and app integration. At 41% off, this is a stellar deal.Mrs. Meyer's Liquid Dish Soap in Basil (3 Pack)AmazonMrs. Meyers' basil-scented dish soap not only smells just as good as the brand's laundry detergent, but it shouldn't hurt the birds or the bees. It's rare to see this three-pack go on sale for under $9.Stasher Silicone Reusable Storage Bag (4 Pack)AmazonStasher bags are healthy and eco-friendly alternatives to plastic storage bags. The food-grade silicone is microwave and dishwasher safe, as well as being BPA-, PVC-, and latex-free. Grabbing this four-pack for 30% off makes these reusable bags an even better deal.Coleman Sundome Four-Person Camping TentAmazonIf you're planning a summer camping trip, one of our favorite tents from Coleman is discounted on Amazon Prime Day and comfortably fits four people. We typically see this on sale for between $70 and $80, so now is a good time to save.Philips Hue White and Color A19 LED Smart Bulbs (3 Pack)AmazonThis three-pack of Philips Hue smart LED light bulbs is a decent way to to start turning your home smart. These bulbs work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri digital assistants. At 44% off, this usually pricey item is a little more affordable.Logitech driving wheels for Xbox, PlayStation, and PCAmazonLogitech's driving wheel controllers are designed for use with racing simulation games like Forza Horizon 5 and Grand Turismo Sport, and will give players real time feedback with responsive pedals and a steering sensor.The G920 Driving Force works with Xbox and PC while the G Dual-Motor is exclusive to PlayStation consoles, so be sure to pick the right one.Tommy Hilfiger Long Sleeve Stretch Oxford Button DownAmazonA well-fitting oxford shirt is a welcome addition to any man's wardrobe, and Tomy Hilfigure's button downs are 30% off during Prime Day, matching their usual sale price.Logitech c615 webcamLogitechThis entry-level webcam is nearly 60% off for Prime Day and will help you improve your video quality during remote work calls or at-home streaming. The c615 can be attached to a tripod and features a 360-degree swivel feature.PlayStation 5 DualSense controllerLiving room with a Sony PlayStation 5 home video game console and DualSense controller alongside a television.Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty ImagesSony's latest controller includes a built-in microphone, haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers. Even if you don't have a PlayStation 5, the DualSense controller is compatible with Apple and Android phones and PCs too.The DualSense magnetic charging station is also on sale for 33% off too.NordicTrack iSelect Voice-Controlled DumbbellsAmazonThis is an amazingly low price for a set of smart dumbbells that have only gone up in price from third-party sellers over the past few years.Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, Titanium BlackJabraNoise-cancelling earbuds can be expensive, so this is a great deal for some of Jabra's best earbuds.Waterpik WP-660 Aquarius Water FlosserWaterpikThis Waterpik flosser has steadily gone down in price over time, but this is still a great deal, and close to the lowest price we've ever found for it.Blueair Blue 311 AutoBlueairThis is the lowest price we've ever seen the Blue 311 Auto hit on Amazon. If you were waiting to buy, the time is now.Levi's Women's "Ex-Boyfriend" Trucker JacketAmazonThis is a great price for this Levi's jacket, which doesn't usually drop below $60.GoPro HERO8 Black BundleAmazonGoPro cameras can be expensive, even for the older models. Although it's a few years old, the GoPro HERO8 Black is still a fantastic action camera and still a great buy at this price.TP-Link AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 RouterAmazonTP-Link routers are in high demand, and can carry an equally high price. This is a great price for a Wi-Fi router, which is always worth investing in.SanDisk 256GB microSD card with adapterAmazonThis is a fantastic price for a lot of storage space, and it's the lowest price we've seen in ages.HOTOR Car Trash CanAmazonThe HOTOR car trash can gives you a convenient place to throw things away, even while on the go. It was already cheap, but this discount makes it an even better buy.Anker PowerCore Essential 20K portable chargerAmazonAnyone who finds themselves constantly hitting a low battery when traveling needs a portable charger, and this PowerCore model from Anker is one of the best.Google Nest Cam Indoor/Outdoor Battery (2021)AmazonElegant 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. The current $120 deal is the best we've seen for this excellent smart home camera.TCL 65-inch QLED Roku TVAmazonThe 6-Series delivers some of the best picture performance in its price range, with advanced features like local dimming with Mini LEDs. This TV has never dipped below $900 before now, so the current $700 price tag is an all-time low.35% off all Otherland candlesOtherlandOtherland's entire collection is discounted 35% during Prime Day 2022. Lifestraw Personal Water FilterLifestrawTime and again, the Lifestraw is a huge hit on deal days like Prime Day and makes the list of the top items purchased by our readers each year. Right now, it's at the lowest price we've seen all year — a 63% discount.Philips Premium Digital Air FryerCASEZY/Getty ImagesThe Philips Premium Digital Air Fryer is our top-rated pick in our guide to the best air fryers. It heats up within seconds, turning out evenly cooked, crispy food with greater efficiency than an oven and even many other air fryers. At 20% off, this is the lowest price we've seen in months.Amazon Kindle OasisHollis JohnsonAmazon revolutionized the e-reader with the Kindle Oasis' daring design, great page-turn buttons, sharp screen, and giant ebook library. It rarely sees price drops, but right now it's down to only $175, matching the previous all-time low.De'Longhi Nespresso Vertuo Plus with Aeroccino3AmazonThis bundle includes the Nespresso machine and an Aeroccino3 milk frother, making an ideal setup for the regular hot latte drinker. Right now, the bundle is only $151 as part of a Prime Day deal. This is an all-time low price. Anker Nano Pro ChargerAmazonNew iPhones no longer come with a power adapter, so you'll need to buy your own. Anker's Nano Pro Charger is smaller than Apple's power adapter, but it delivers a super fast charge. It can charge your iPhone to 50% in just 25 minutes.Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch Boxer Briefs 3-PackAmazonThese Calvin Klein boxer briefs are stretchy and moisture wicking for optimal comfort. At just under $25 for a 3-pack, now is a great time to stock up.Echo Dot Kids 4th GenAmazonAs the kids' version of one of Amazon's most popular devices, the 4th Gen Echo Dot Kids combines the power of Alexa with easy to use parental controls. You'll also get one year of Amazon Kids+ for free.Apple Watch Series 7 GPS (45mm)AmazonMuch 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. The previous lowest price we've seen is $359, so this is an excellent new all-time low price.Sony 55-inch A80J K OLED 4K TVSonySony's A80J OLED is one of the best 4K TVs to buy if you prioritize picture quality. It delivers stunning HDR images powered by an advanced processor. The 55-inch model is down to $1,000, which is an all-time low for this size.Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet (32GB)AmazonThe latest model of Amazon's already-inexpensive Fire HD 8 tablet series is available for just $45 — a 50% discount. HAUS of Collections Makeup KitAmazonThis three-piece kit regularly goes on sale, but never before has it been below $20. You can get the collection for an all-time low price in the following colors: rose b*tch, rockstar, dynasty, future Hollywood, metalhead, and whiskey.  Dash Mini Waffle MakerDASH/AmazonThe Dash Mini Waffle Maker is small but mighty. It's very easy to use and clean and perfect for a quick breakfast. This is the lowest price we've seen on an already budget appliance.EZ Tofu PressAmazonMake squeezing excess water out of tofu easier with the EZ Tofu Press, which can shorten the hour-long process to just 15 minutes. Right now, it's on sale for 33% off.Spin-Clean Record Washer SystemAmazonThe Spin-Clean uses a wet solution and brushes to clean both sides of a record at once. Down to $68 during Prime Day, this is a solid deal for a must-have kit for record-collecting music lovers. Fire TV Stick LiteAmazonThe Fire TV Stick Lite is a slightly pared-down version of the standard Fire TV Stick. It supports 1080p streaming but comes with a less advanced remote than the regular model. Down to $12, it's $6 cheaper than the best deal we'd seen before.Zinus 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam MattressAmazonZinus is one of our favorite budget brands, and the 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is one of the most popular mattresses on Amazon. Willow 3.0 Wearable Breast PumpAmazonThis wearable, in-bra breast pump has no cords, wires, or bottles — so you can pump hands-free. It's dishwasher safe, has customizable suction levels, and an app that will track your volume in real-time among other smart features. This is the lowest price we've seen in a while and a worthwhile deal, but not the lowest price ever. Apple iPhone 13Antonio Villas-Boas/InsiderVerizon and AT&T are taking $700 off the iPhone 13, essentially reducing its price down from $800 to $100. The deals from each carrier require that you sign up for an unlimited plan and trade-in your old device. Yogasleep Hushh Portable White Noise MachineAmazonThe Yogasleep white noise machine is small enough to travel anywhere with you and comes with a baby-safe clip for fastening it to a stroller, car seat, or crib. You'll find three soothing sounds and a night light in this version. This isn't the lowest price we've ever seen, but it's close to it.iRobot Roomba i7+ Robot VacuumiRobothe Roomba i7+ is just awesome. It has powerful suction, a charging dock that automatically empties the dustbin, and a feature-rich app. This is $100 less than the previous best price for it.Gigabyte 2022 Aorus 15-inch Gaming LaptopGigabyteThis model of Gigabyte's Aorus gaming laptop is designed for high graphical fidelity and high framerates, offering one of the most balanced specs in a gaming laptop. $600 off this model makes this an incredibly good deal for a gaming laptop of this caliber.Bounty paper towelsrblfmr / ShutterstockPaper towels are essential in most households. Bounty is a great choice because of its high absorbency, durability, and texture that's great for scrubbing out tough stains. Softsoap aloe vera hand soap, 1-Gallon RefillWalmartSay goodbye to the cracked, dry skin that comes after washing your hands. This Softsoap hand wash is fortified with aloe vera, a natural moisturizer that leaves your hands feeling soft and supple.15% off sitewide at BrooklinenBrooklinenSave 15% sitewide at Brooklinen during the Surprise Savings Event. 30% off all Laneige skincareSephoraFor a limited time, you can take 30% off all of Laneige's skincare products, including their cult favorite Water Sleeping Mask, Lip Sleeping Mask, and Lip Glowy Balm.30% off an Atlas Tea Club samplerLily Alig/InsiderRight now, you can save 30% on three different tea samplers from Atlas Tea Club, the makers behind one of our favorite coffee subscriptions.  On/Go One at-Home COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self-TestAmazonIt's always a good idea to keep COVID-19 rapid antigen tests handy. These at-home tests from On/Go are FDA-approved.Dell 2022 XPS 13 Plus 9320 with 4K OLED, 12th-gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSDBest BuyThe latest XPS 13 Plus from Dell is a redesign of its popular premium laptop, with a powerful Intel processor and MacBook-like 'touch' keys. $1450 for this model with a 4K OLED display, a powerful 12th-gen Core i7 processor, and a generous 16GB RAM is a good deal for Dell's popular XPS laptops, which tend to be more expensive than the competition.Coleman Airbed Cot with Side TableAmazonCamp in comfort with this queen-sized inflatable mattress, which comes with a raised cot and a pump for easy inflation. It's ideal for couples who are looking to camp cozy — and even includes a side table with a cupholder so you can relax with a drink after a long day of hiking. Ring and Blink security camerasChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesFrontline Plus for Dogs (6 Treatments)ChewyFrontline Plus for Dogs is one of our top picks for dog flea prevention. It kills adult fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks, and chewing lice on contact. While this isn't the best deal we've ever seen on flea medication, it's $10 less than what you'll typically pay. Be sure that you're only purchasing medication sold and shipped by Amazon to avoid counterfeits.Paw Patrol Chase's 5-in-1 Ultimate Police CruiserAmazonPaw Patrol toys were on every kid's wish list last holiday season, and it's safe to say the characters will be popular well into next year. Chase's Cruiser is on sale for Prime Day, bringing it under $70. Adidas Grand Court SneakerAmazonRanked as a number one bestseller for women's tennis shoes, the Grand Court Sneaker is designed in Adidas' signature style. Right now, you can snag a pair at a discounted price.Crest 3D White Whitestrips Dental Whitening KitWalmartThe classic 3D Whitestrips take only 20 days of use to complete a full treatment and also come with two sets of "1 Hour Express" strips for more last-minute whitening sessions. Right now, you can take 35% off the price of a box. Casper Sleep Original PillowCasperThe Casper Original Pillow offers the loft and support that side sleepers need but with the soft and fluffy feel of a down alternative. Right now, you can get the pillow for $45.50, the lowest price we've ever seen it at.LifeStraw Go Water Filter BottleAmazonThis LifeStraw bottle uses activated carbon to filter out bacteria, microplastics, chlorine, and other harmful particles from your water. It can hold 22 ounces, but it's easily refillable and the carbon filter can clean up to 100 liters of water. Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer with Nesting Broil RackAmazonA smaller version of the standard 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi, this model has all of the functions of its larger sibling but with a more compact footprint. It's a good option for smaller households. Right now, you can grab one at the lowest price we've seen. Elden Ring for XboxAmazonElden Ring is a new game from the creators of Dark Souls, FromSoftware, in collaboration with George R.R. Martin. For a limited time, you can take 24% off the price of the Xbox Series X game. This marks the lowest price we've seen for the game, which was released in February.Revlon One Step Volumizer Hair DryerAmazonThis hybrid hair dryer brush has two heat settings and works to dry and style hair at the same time. We've tested it and found that it's a great alternative to the pricey Dyson Airwrap, though it has fewer functions. Right now, you can take 55% off the Revlon One Step. Coop Home Goods Original PillowCoop Home GoodsThe Coop Home Goods Original Pillow offers thoughtful features like adjustable fill, a washable pillow cover, and an unparalleled 100-night trial that make it the best choice for most people. This 20%-off deal is a rare one that makes our favorite pillow even better.Samsung Galaxy Watch 4AmazonThe 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. It's currently available for only $175, matching worthwhile deals we've seen in the past, and only a few dollars more than the all-time low.Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700AmazonThe Bose 700 headphones feature advanced noise cancellation technology with level adjustments, a comfortable design, and support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. This is the lowest price we've seen on these headphones.Google Nest ThermostatGoogleGoogle 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. Right now, shoppers can save 31% on the Google Nest Thermostat.Amazon KindleAmazonThe Kindle allows you to download countless books straight to your device. This model has a front light that makes it better suited for nighttime reading. Down to $50 for Prime Day, this is a great deal and matches the best price we've seen for this version.iRobot Roomba 692 Robot VacuumAmazon If you've never had a robot vacuum before, the Roomba 692 is a good one to start with. It's powerful enough to keep floors and carpets clean and detects dirtier parts of your floor to clean them more thoroughly. Right now, it's at the lowest price we've seen.Lodge Cast Iron SkilletAmazonYou can make stovetop pizza in almost any decent pan, but a seasoned cast iron skillet is the best choice for even cooking and great flavor. We've seen the price dip a bit lower on this Lodge skillet, but you're still saving 33% on an already affordable pan.Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleNintendoIf there's one thing that Nintendo die-hards know, it's that their first-party games almost never go on sale — and especially not for this much. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a wildly fun strategy game, and we've never seen it at a price this good.KitchenAid K45SS 4.5-Quart Classic Series Stand MixerAmazonThe KitchenAid K45SS 4.5-Quart Classic Series Stand Mixer is an ideal choice for beginner bakers. It's affordable and can handle most mixing tasks. Though we've seen this mixer on sale for less, the price has only dipped this low once in the last six months.Roku Streaming Stick 4KRokuRoku's Streaming Stick 4K plugs right into your TV's HDMI port, giving you access to streaming apps with up to 4K resolution playback. It's currently down to $29.99, a dollar more than the all-time lowest price we've seen.FitbitThe Fitbit Charge 5 features the brand's signature health and exercise tracking tools, and comes with a free six-month Fitbit Premium membership. This is the lowest price we've ever seen the Charge 5 sell at.Theragun MiniTherabodyIf you're looking for a percussive punch in a smaller package, check out the Theragun Mini. This is a great price for an equally great massager.Cuisinart AirFryer Toaster OvenTargetThis Cuisinart air fryer is over half off at Target, which is the best price we've found it at. It's not the fanciest air fryer on the market, but at about $100, it's a great start for anyone looking to step into the air fryer world.LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter kitAmazonThis LEGO Star Wars kit comes with 474 pieces to let you build your own version of Luke Skywalker's iconic X-Wing Fighter ship. LEGO kits have only gotten more expensive over the past few years, so even this $10 drop is a welcome sight.25% off Casper memory foam dog bedDavid Slotnick/Business InsiderThis hybrid memory foam bed made our list of best dog beds and comes in three sizes. While the fabric isn't waterproof, the bed's cover is machine washable. This 25% discount is the best price we've seen on the Casper Dog Bed since April.50% off Fire HD 8 Kids tablet for Prime membersAmazonPrime members can get 50% off the Fire HD 8 Kids bundle. This tablet comes with a protective case to protect from drops, and also includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, a service with books and interactive apps for children.The Fire HD 8 Kids Pro is meant for slightly older kids age 6 to 12, so it comes with a different case but is otherwise the same. Prime members can also buy it on sale for 50% off during Prime Day.32% off Apple AirPods ProCrystal Cox/Business InsiderAirPods Pro are the premium version of Apple's best-selling earbuds, adding noise-cancelling technology and silicone tips for a softer in-ear fit.Dyson Ball Animal 2 pet vacuum cleanerAmazonWe speak from experience when we say that the Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a beast when it comes to picking up pet hair from the carpet. While the best deal here isn't coming from Amazon, it's still a great price for an immensely powerful vacuum.Amazon Fire HD 10 tabletAmazonAmazon is offering the 32GB Fire HD 10 tablet — currently the latest model on the market — for half off the regular price. We reviewed the Fire 10 earlier this year and found that it was a great option if you're looking for a device to stream movies or shows on.Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air FryerAmazonThe Ninja 6.5 quart 10-in-1 Foodi model is a versatile all-around air fryer, and this is the best price we've seen for it since Black Friday. It'll let you roast vegetables, bring baked goods back to life, and even cook meat — all without taking up too much countertop space.Insignia 39-inch HD Smart Fire TVInsigniaAmazonThis Insignia HD TV comes with Amazon's Fire TV system built right in, giving you easy access to apps like Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu. It only features a 720p screen — a far cry from the 4K quality that most high-end models boast these days — but with this Prime Day deal, it's definitely worth the price.Beats Studio3 Wireless HeadphonesAmazonThe Beats Studio 3 Wireless are a great set of noise cancelling headphones, especially for iPhone users who think the AirPod Max are way too expensive. At $175, it's tough to beat these wireless headphones for sound quality, features, and value.Apple 10.2-inch iPad 2021Antonio Villas-Boas/InsiderThe standard 10.2-inch iPad from 2021 is our top tablet choice for most people due to its excellent performance and its relatively affordable price tag. Right now it's down to $300, this matches the previous all-time low.JLab JBuds Air wireless earbudsAmazonThe JLab Audio JBuds Air offer a nice design, are relatively comfortable, and sound surprisingly good despite their budget price — and they're totally wireless. They're already an excellent deal at their full price, so $20 off makes these an easy recommendation.Dell 2022 XPS 13 Plus (9320) with 4K OLED, 12th-gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSDDellThe latest XPS 13 Plus from Dell is a redesign of its popular premium laptop, with a powerful Core i7 processor, generous memory, storage, and MacBook-like 'touch' keys. $1450 for this model with a 4K OLED display is a good deal for Dell's popular XPS laptops, which tend to be more expensive than the competition running Windows.Apple Watch Series 7 GPS (41mm)AppleMuch more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more. Right now, you can get the latest Apple Watch model for only $284, marking a new all-time low price. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MaxAmazonThe Fire TV Stick 4K is designed to be 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K. It also adds Wi-Fi 6 support. This Prime Day deal is an all-time low price.Apple TV 4KAppleThe 2021 Apple TV 4K has an improved processor, updated Siri remote, and support for WiFi 6. Right now, you can pick it up for 33% off, which is an all-time low price for the streaming device.Kindle Kids EditionHollis Johnson/Business InsiderThe Kindle Kids Edition pairs a basic Kindle with a kids-only operating system, so kids can have access to thousands of books without distractions. It comes with a two-year warranty and a one year free subscription to Amazon Kids+, even if you already have a paid subscription. Ahead of Prime Day, you can snag this model for just $50, which is an all-time low price.Amazon Fire TV 43-Inch 4 SeriesAmazonIf you're looking for an entry-level TV, this Fire TV is an excellent choice. It supports 4K Ultra HD resolution and has modern smart TV functions.Amazon Fire TV 55-Inch Omni SeriesAmazonThe Omni Series might not be the best in picture quality for 55-inch TVs, but packs tons of smart TV functions like hands-free Alexa, video calling, and built-in Fire TV.Insignia 24-Inch HD Smart TVAmazonWe typically wouldn't recommend a 720p TV, but at only 24-inches, this HD Smart TV from Insignia is perfect for compact, casual viewing.Pioneer 43-Inch 4K UHD Smart TVAmazonFeaturing Dolby Vision picture quality and Fire TV's latest software, this 4K Ultra HD TV is a great entry-level option.Apple Watch SE 44mm GPSAmazonThe Apple Watch SE balances modern smartwatch features and affordability. On sale, it's an even better deal.Amazon Kindle Essentials BundleAmazonAmazon's cheapest Kindle features a 6-inch screen with a built-in front light, battery life, and storage for thousands of books. This Kindle bundle includes a power adapter and a printed cover for 50% off heading into Prime Day.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription (2 Months)AmazonAmazon Prime members can get two months of Kindle Unlimited for $5. The subscription will auto-renew to $10 a month after two months.Amazon Fire TV CubeAmazonIf you're in the market for a powerful all-in-one streaming device that can support high-end AV formats, the Fire TV Cube might be what you're looking for. Simply connect it to your current TV to unlock an array of smartwatch features.Amazon Echo + Sengled Bluetooth Color BulbAmazonIf you're looking for better sound quality than the Echo Dot, the fourth-gen Echo is the device you'll want. It also comes bundled with a Sengled color bulb. Luna ControllerAmazonAmazon's Wi-Fi-enabled controller is designed for the Luna cloud gaming service. This particular gamepad promises to reduce delay when streaming, compared to a standard Bluetooth controller.Amazon Halo BandAmazonAmazon's fitness tracker often sees discounts throughout the year, but $45 is the lowest price we've seen for it yet. The Halo Band tracks your steps, heart rate, and sleep. It also comes with a free six-month subscription trial.Amazon GlowAmazonAmazon's Glow is a video calling device with an 8-inch vertical screen and a projector that displays 19-inch touch-enabled interactive books, games, and drawing apps.Samsung Galaxy Buds 2SamsungWith incredible sound quality and noise-canceling technology, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are the perfect headphones to pair with your Samsung phone. Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming HeadsetAmazonThe Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset can take your gaming experience to the next level with quality audio and a comfortable fit.Skullcandy Sesh Evo Wireless In-Ear HeadphonesAmazonWith a built-in Tile, you'll be able to track your headphones whenever they get misplaced.Instant Pot Duo CrispJames Brains/InsiderThe Instant Pot Duo Crisp is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, air fryer, and sous vide machine all in one, making it one of the most useful and economical small appliances we tested. We recommend them to everyone from beginner cooks to experienced chefs.Ninja BL770 Mega Kitchen SystemAmazonThe 72-oz. Total Crushing Pitcher pulverizes ice to snow in seconds for creamy frozen drinks and smoothies with a powerful 2-plus horsepower motor.Vitamix Explorian BlenderWilliams SonomaAt $60 off the usual price, this Vitamix Explorian Blender is a great deal we only see a few times a year. Anova All Metal Sous VideAmazonThis precision cooking tool circulates water to the exact right temperature for dishes like chicken, fish, beef, vegetables, eggs, and more.Ninja AF101 Air FryerAmazonThis four-quart Ninja Air Fryer is an excellent choice for limited counter space. At less than $100, it's worth adding to your kitchen if you don't already have an air fryer.Nespresso Aeroccino3 Milk FrotherNespressoThe Aeroccino3 has three milk froth settings, including one to make cold foam for iced lattes or cappuccinos. Right now, you can get the milk frother for just under $70, which is an all-time-low price. Prettygarden Women's Floral Summer DressAmazonFeaturing an all-over floral pattern, this dress is perfect for summer fashion.IUGA Workout Shorts for WomenAmazonMade from a breathable four-way stretch material, these shorts are great for all kinds of workouts, or just layering under an oversized tee or button-down. A side phone pocket add a bit of functionality.Crocs Flip Flop SandalsAmazonIf you love Crocs' original clogs, you'll love the Flip Flops, too. They are just as soft and comfortable, but better suited for summer.Hanes Beefy Short Sleeve T-Shirt 2-PackAmazonThe Hanes Beefy is a wonderful everyday T-shirt, and with plenty of colors to choose from, you can stock up on all your favoritesDockers Perfect Classic Fit ShortsAmazonWith a 9.5 inch inseam, the Dockers Perfect Classic Fit Shorts fall right above the knee.Amazon Essentials Performance Midlayer Quarter-ZipAmazonAvailable in a variety of colors and sizes ranging from XS to XXL, this quarter-zip from Amazon Essentials is designed for hiking and outdoor activities.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 13th, 2022