From the best tech gadgets to cooking essentials, we've rounded up some of the best holiday gifts for women this year.
Nailing the perfect holiday present is all about matching the right gift to the right personality. So if you’re stuck on what to get for the women in your life this holiday season, have no fear.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the top gifts you can shop right now and the personalities best suited for them.
Now all that’s left to do is get the men in your life something special too.
Note: Prices below reflect the listed retailer’s price at time of publication.
Sonos One ($199; sonos.com)
Perfect for: Audiophiles
Audiophiles will truly appreciate Sonos’ latest creation, the Sonos One. This smart speaker is teamed up with Amazon Alexa to make music streaming experiences completely hands-off. With it, your friend or family member can ask Alexa to read her the news, create a shopping list, or, more importantly, play her favorite playlists and soundtracks from Spotify, Amazon Music and other streaming services. What makes Sonos One different from Amazon Echo devices is its superior audio quality. The device boasts crystal-clear sounds and booming audio that will make her favorite tunes sound top-notch. Its minimalist and compact design also works with most setups, and can even be taken outdoors for alfresco parties. Sounds like music to any audiophile’s ears.
Roku Streaming Stick ($39.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)
Perfect for: Streaming addicts
We’ve waxed poetic about Roku’s streaming interface. It’s a simple way to get your favorite streaming services like Netflix and YouTube straight to your television. If you don’t have the budget to give your loved one a full-on smart TV, give her a streaming stick instead. This allows for the same functionality, but for a fraction of the cost. Simply attach Roku’s streaming stick to any “dumb” TV, sync it up with your Wi-Fi and boom, you’ve got a smart TV setup ready to go. Now all that’s left is to choose what TV show to binge-watch. Decisions, decisions.
Razer Blade (starting at $1,899.99; razerzone.com)
Perfect for: Gamers
Gamers know a regular laptop just won’t cut it. Ordinary setups don’t have enough storage space to seamlessly function with all of their favorite action-packed games. That’s why gaming-specific laptops are key. If you’re shopping for a woman who loves her “Call of Duty,” get her a device like the Razer Blade laptop, which will give her a more immersive gaming experience. This laptop in particular features huge storage capacity – up to 1TB, to be exact – and a 4K display for a high-definition display. Other notable features include the device’s VR-ready graphics and an impressive battery life.
Click and Grow Indoor Herb Garden ($19.95; clickandgrow.com)
Perfect for: Foodies
Fresher herbs can brighten and elevate a dish. That’s why many chefs have fresh herbs like cilantro and basil at growing in their homes, ready to be thrown into their culinary creations. If you’re shopping for someone who doesn’t have planters in the kitchen or someone who might not have the greenest of thumbs (no shame), consider Click and Grow’s Indoor Herb Garden. This device tends to your herbs, fruits and veggies all on its own so you don’t have to worry about your fresh ingredients dying or wilting on you. The planter focuses on giving your plants smart soil that contains the right amounts of water, oxygen and nutrients and the right pH to help your herbs thrive. The attached built-in sensors, LED lamp and water reservoir help make sure that no matter what you’re growing, it’s getting the nutrients it needs to survive. Gardening has never been easier.
Lumo Run ($79.97, originally $99.99; amazon.com)
Perfect for: Athletes
For runners, good form means everything. Attention to form helps prevent injuries and can make you an overall faster and stronger runner. If your friend or family member wants to be sure her arms and hips are in the right place and her stride is just right, we recommend Lumo Run. This tiny device clips onto the back of her running shorts and syncs up with her smartphone to deliver real-time stats and feedback about her form. After runs, she’ll receive an in-depth analysis about how she moves, to help her run faster and farther. Lumo Run even recommends different drills and exercises based on previous run data.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask ($45; sephora.com)
Perfect for: Korean skin care enthusiasts
The core tenet of Korean skin care is for each individual to have a set, step-by-step beauty routine to ensure her skin is glowing and healthy. There’s a wide variety of products to tap into for every skin type. For a product that will help pack moisture into her skin, giving her face more hydration and making her skin tone look more even, we recommend Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask. This gel helps hold in skin’s moisture, much like a sheet mask, to help her skin stay completely hydrated even during the harshest of conditions. The added ingredient of watermelon rind helps soothe the skin. And it works all of its magic while she’s sleeping – simply lather up before bed and wake up with more nourished skin. As easy as that.
Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription (starting at $8; bluebottle.com)
Perfect for: Coffee connoisseurs
Coffee experts will warn you that without fresh beans, your daily brews might not be up to snuff. One easy way to get delicious, fresh and sustainably sourced beans is via Blue Bottle’s coffee subscription. With it, you can choose among different varieties of beans and order the amount you want. These blends, single origins and espressos are then roasted to order and shipped within 48 hours, so you can indulge right away. We’ll sip to that.
Meyoung Portable Projector ($89.99; amazon.com)
Perfect for: Movie lovers
The right projector can turn an ordinary movie night into a true theatrical event. And while projectors normally aren’t known for coming cheap, Meyoung has created a device that delivers on functionality and is also budget-friendly. Enter its Portable Projector, which claims the title as Amazon’s No. 1 Best-Seller in the video projector category. This device projects an impressive 1080p display at up to a 150-inch screen. Fitted with a universal connection port, the projector can be hooked up to cameras, Blu-ray/DVD players, laptops, video game consoles and more. Movie fanatics will love how impressive their favorite blockbusters appear on a big screen. You’ll love that it’s a great gift that doesn’t hit your wallet too hard. Win-win, if you ask us.
Rose Gold Scratch-Off World Map ($39; urbanoutfitters.com)
Perfect for: Jet-setters
Jet-setters are always looking for more wanderlust inspiration. This could be eyeing the most beautiful locales on Instagram or poring over best-selling travel books to plan their next adventure. One of our favorite, newer ways to spark wanderlust is through scratch-off world maps. These fun and interactive displays help travelers keep track of where they’ve been around the world and give them new ideas for where to take their next trip. Once they’ve checked a country or state off their list, they’ll simply scratch it off their world map and reveal a new color underneath. This minimalistic iteration from Urban Outfitters also doubles as a striking addition to the home, so it’s just as pretty to look at as it is inspirational.
AncestryDNA Kit ($69; ancestry.com)
Perfect for: The person who has everything
For the woman who already seems to have everything at her disposal, give her an experience instead, for a more interactive and memorable experience than a typical material gift. One immersive gift we’re loving this season is AncestryDNA. This DNA kit can give your loved ones a unique look into their family lineage and help them find out where exactly in the world they’re from. With AncestryDNA, users will receive a breakdown of their predicted ethnicity, insight into their ancestors’ likely migration paths, and a list of other users who might be distant relatives. This isn’t just a gift, it’s a brand new outlook on a person’s family history and legacy. And that’s pretty priceless.