Gap sweatshirts are cult-favorite classics, and this year’s softest hoodie will be a surefire win for the woman on your list looking for ultra-soft, wearable comfort that pairs just as well with the available matching sweatpants as with denim, leggings, and other winter-worthy layers. The curved hem offers a flattering fit, and draw cords give it a distinctly modern feel. If you have a BFF who’s all about comfort, try this or one of these 65 great best friend gifts for every type of friend.
Bryce Gruber covers gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at RD.com, although you've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at TheLuxurySpot.com, Bravo, Parents.com, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children. Find her on social media at @brycegruber.
Just before his band broke up, and at the height of a period of racial tensions in Palo Alto, California, Thelonious Monk made the unexpected decision to accept a student’s request for him to play a show at Palo Alto High School. A recording of the event is now available for the first time on CD and vinyl, offering a portal to another era—and just some really great music.
The iRobot Roomba 675 is the only vacuum anyone actually wants as a gift. It’s Wi-Fi-enabled, cleans on demand, and doesn’t require anyone getting off the sofa. In other words, even the laziest soul can get the house looking tidy with the help of this nifty little robot, and that’s a life we want to be a part of. Make sure the lucky recipient knows these tips about where you should (and shouldn’t) store a Roomba.
These cozy slippers by Staheekum are a well-made marvel he’ll use every day. They’re lined with country flannel to be warm, durable, and indoor-outdoor friendly, since they’re paired with a hearty synthetic sole. He’ll kick back by the fireplace, run for the paper at the end of the driveway, or tinker around the garage on a chilly day. Bonus: They’re true to size, which makes gift shopping a cinch. Looking for something more unusual? These unique gifts for him should do the trick!

For dads who love to bird-watch from their kitchen, Wirecutter’s pick for the best bird feeder is the Droll Yankees 18-Inch Onyx Mixed Seed Bird Feeder with Removable Base. It was the sturdiest and best-built bird feeder we tested, with tough metal components that secure tightly to the body of the feeder. The Onyx is versatile enough to hold several different feed types, and it’s backed by a lifetime guarantee against the damage any pesky squirrels can do. The base is easy to take off and clean, and—most importantly—there’s plenty of room for birds to perch.
While a personal massage therapist would be a wonderful gift, this portable massager is a more practical solution to alleviate muscle tension. We tried the line of Theragun products, and the mini stood out to us as an accessible and effective way to massage out any soreness. Plus, if she’s working in front of a desk all day, she’ll surely appreciate this pocket-size problem solver.
When the best hair masks for damaged hair just aren’t enough to restore overprocessed tresses, this Dermstore exclusive gift set will get the job done in style. Thirsty, frizzy hair will soak up famous breakage-reducing hair protectors from the Olaplex line, including No. 3 Hair Perfector, No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, and No. 6 Bond Smoother Leave-In Cream.
This special-edition holiday kit from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare will gently strip back the old, dull layers of skin we’ve all been trapped in this year to reveal a new, brighter face for 2021. The set includes two face peels that help refine the skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, large pores, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts. Whew, that’s a lot! While you’re shopping, don’t miss these anti-aging creams that dermatologists trust the most.

Tell her to swap out her favorite foundation for this lighter, better-for-her-skin Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint that lets her natural beauty shine through. This formula boasts a silky texture with all-day breathability, sheer coverage, plumping hyaluronic acid to smooth imperfections, and butterfly bush extract to protect against blue-light damage.
Baking is more fun than ever with the Baketivity Face-Bake DIY Cookie Kit Baking, because young and advanced bakers alike can create cookies with edible images, text, logos, and even favorite teams. The company offers a fun design-it-yourself tool that’s fun for everyone on your list, and even more delicious to eat. You’ll also love these stocking stuffer ideas for kids.
SpaceTimeCoordinates will create a personalized art print that shows—when you include a date and time—how the solar system looked at a specific moment. We think this makes a special gift for your dad, whether you decide to use the date and time of his birth or another pivotal moment in his life. You can choose to include the date and event name on the print for a more symbolic present, or just show the solar system. It’s sweet and simple, and it’ll look great hanging on his wall.
If the dad on your list loves beer, then he is going to really love making his own. A beer brewing kit is a gift that continues to give long after he has thrown away the wrapping paper. Getting him a brewmaster kit will give him a new hobby and a goal to reach, making a beer that he and the rest of the family loves. He'll be dying to invite his friends over to taste the new brew that he made from scratch. Watch in awe as he registers this gift when he opens it. Listen closely because you are about to hear him say, "oh this is so cool!"
The Nintendo Switch has become quite the hot commodity in 2020 and has been selling out all year long. Whether you’re buying for a young gamer looking for family-friendly titles, a young person who wants to play the latest and greatest, or a classic gamer jonesing for a nostalgia fix, the Switch has it all. Right now, it's hard to find a regular Nintendo Switch that will arrive before Christmas, but the Nintendo Switch Lite is still available from Best Buy and is also a fantastic gift.
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