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Now that we’re well into November, it’s definitely time to start shopping for your holiday gifts. We gathered up our favorite holiday gifts for men, women and teens. These are top-rated, editor-beloved gifts that are sure to make this holiday season even brighter. Need more ideas? Check out our favorite Amazon gifts, Nordstrom gifts and ultra-practical gifts.

Holiday gifts for women

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Underscored readers haven’t been able to get enough of this eye mask ever since we named it the best sleep mask on the market. It completely blocks the light, and at under $20? Why wouldn’t you buy it for her?
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Legos aren't just for little kids anymore. This actually gorgeous bouquet of Lego flowers can be an excellent project for your loved one, and truly be flowers that never die. Check out this Lego bonsai tree and orchid kit.

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When we tested stand mixers, the KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer delivered the best performance of the mixers we tested. With more than 20 available colors and a classic profile, you’ll want to keep this tilt-head mixer on display in your kitchen.

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One of our favorite winter fashion staples, these leggings are soft, stretchy and extremely versatile, and look way more expensive than they are.

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Jewelry is always a welcome gift, and getting it personalized just makes it feel so much more special. This cygnet ring from Catbird allows you to get their initial (or the initial of someone they love) engraved in the middle.

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If their headphones need a serious upgrade (or if they're still suck using corded ones), Apple’s Airpods Pro 2 feature noise cancellation, excellent sound quality and a transparency option that can help heighten the sounds around them (a fantastic feature for someone who’s experiencing any sort of hearing loss as well).

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These Allbirds Runners are some the most comfortable sneakers out there. The sneakers are particularly flexible and supportive, and truly engineered for all-day comfort. They’re the perfect type of shoe for city trekking, day trips or long walks, and they're available in a men's version too.

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If her bed needs an upgrade, these linen sheets, which we named the softest linen sheets of the year, are such a dream. While you may think linen equals itchy, these are impossibly soft, and get softer with each wash. We love all the calming shades they come in too.

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All you need to know is their birthday to get them this extra-special candle, each of which is formulated to align with their birthdate, astrological sign and more.

A gift we'd urge you to buy sooner rather than later since it seriously always sells out, the Bonne Maman Advent calendar is full of jams and honeys, including new flavors like Chestnut Orange Cinnamon, Mirabelle Plum and Spices and Strawberry Star Anise. See more of our favorite Advent calendars here.
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Tired of not being able to watch in-flight movies with your favorite Bluetooth headphones? Prepare to love the Twelve South AirFly Duo. With a simple setup, this product is a game changer for frequent travelers who want to go totally wireless. Check out our full review here, and more of our favorite travel gifts here.

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Stay cozy all winter long with this plush and soft weighted blanket from Bearaby, our favorite weighted blanket brand. Built with organic cotton and available in four different weights, this blanket can help keep you comfy and calm.
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If you're shopping for a dog-loving friend, this Underscored editor-favorite harness kit is available in basically every trendy color imaginable.

From the maker of those croissant hoops you’ve probably seen everywhere, we adore this diamond line necklace for women of all ages.

You probably rolled your eyes when your grandparents got you socks as a present as a kid, but now that you’re all grown up, socks are actually a great gift. This four-pack from Bombas is super comfortable and built from premium, long-staple cotton.

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This adjustable clamp attaches directly to your tray table, allowing you to enjoy the movies you’ve downloaded without holding your phone for an entire flight. See more of our favorite products for stress-free travel here.
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Featuring our pick for the best women’s razor, this kit from Billie includes the Billie razor, five blade refills, a blade holder, shave cream and lotion.

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Want to make sure they look well lit in every Zoom call? This is our hands-down favorite streaming and WFH light, which clips right onto your computer. Ultra compact and priced at under $60, it's every remote worker's dream.

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For the fitness maven, the Lululemon Align Pant was our pick for the best workout leggings.

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Every holiday season, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is a big-ticket item you probably wish someone would buy you. Well, if this is the year you finally go for it, you won’t be disappointed. We tested it ourselves and never want to go back to normal hair dryers. When you purchase through Dyson, you receive three additional gifts totaling $185 as well.


From now through Dec. 10, Dyson is hosting its annual Owner Rewards Savings Event, during which those who have previously bought a Dyson and registered it will also receive a code for 20% off any product.

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Whether it’s for puffiness or headaches and migraines, this ice roller from Esarora is a cheap yet effective beauty essential that remains an Underscored editor favorite.

It can be hard to shop for jewelry, but these timeless, gorgeous hoops will never go out of style. They’re available in 14-karat gold and 14-karat white gold to match with any personality.

A constant bestseller, these Ugg slippers are perfect for anything from errands to hanging around the house.

With its classic silhouette and array of poppy color options and patterns to choose from, this set is one of Nordstrom’s bestsellers for good reason.
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Want their current pajamas to get a real upgrade? This silk set is an Underscored editor favorite, with the best part being that it’s machine-washable.

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If they've got some trips coming up, this carry-on from Away will be a lifesaver. We even named it the best carry-on of the year, largely due to its durability, thoughtful organization, smart features and chic design — at a fair price point to boot.

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High-tech skin care can be intimidating, but with results like what we’ve seen in our personal use of NuFace, we have to make the case for it. Using microcurrent technology, the NuFace painlessly lifts the face and can help improve the look of wrinkles and fine lines with consistent use.

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This pillowcase makes all the difference if you tend to wake up with frizzy hair. Made from polyester satin, the smooth surface helps keep your skin and hair soft. Silk pillowcases have a similar quality; check out our full guide on the best silk pillowcases here.
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An Underscored editor favorite, this body pillow feels like it's hugging you back.
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Cashmere sweaters are a fashion staple, but oftentimes are outrageously pricey. That’s why we absolutely love Naadam’s $75 cashmere sweater. Plus, it’s available in 11 colors and sizes XXS to XXL.

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Voracious readers will appreciate a gift subscription to this service that allows them to choose from five curated new titles each month. Haven’t had time to finish a book before the next book is sent? You can skip a month. Want more to read? Add other books from the site, including top books from previous months for an additional fee.

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From now through Dec. 10, Dyson is hosting its annual Owner Rewards Savings Event, during which those who have previously bought a Dyson and registered it will also receive a code for 20% off any product.


The Dyson Airwrap is the ultimate luxury present to get this year. While its almost $600 price tag is intimidating, we tried it ourselves and think it’s worth it. You can read our full thoughts here. When you purchase through Dyson, you receive three additional gifts totaling $125 as well.

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Java their new best friend? Of course it is. We named Blue Bottle the best coffee subscription of 2022 due to its balance of variety, customizability and, most importantly, taste. The flavors are complex and bold, but unmistakably delicious. Beyond its coffee, Blue Bottle's subscription is simple and easy to use, with tons of options to tailor to your caffeine needs.
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This bestselling sheet mask set comes with options to soothe, brighten, refresh and nourish all skin types. Divvy them up as stocking stuffers or treat yourself to 12 days of glowing skin. No wonder they're an Underscored reader favorite.
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The cult-favorite Always Pan is a gorgeous, versatile, nonstick pan that claims to replace eight different kitchen tools. When we tested it out, we quickly found out it’s much more than a pretty pan. Check out our full review here.

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The most portable (and affordable) Theragun massage gun out there, the Mini still offers up powerful percussion to help melt away aches and soreness. It's a fantastic gift for your favorite fitness-lover too.

Holiday gifts for men

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It might seem like an odd present to give this holiday season, but trust us, anyone you give a Tushy bidet will be forever grateful. With easy installation and adjustable nozzle, this simple bidet, which we named the best bidet attachment, will change how you go to the bathroom forever. Tushy is currently running a sale where you can get 20% off with the code LETITSPRAY.

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The Sony WH-1000XM5 are the best over-ear headphones you can buy, with a slimmer design than their predecessors and refined noise-canceling microphones.

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For the guy who can never get enough spice, this gourmet hot sauce has a complex yet delicious blend of truffle, red chile pepper and agave nectar. And right now, CNN Underscored readers can get 10% off Truff.com purchases with code CNN10.

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While this bath towel from Onsen is a nonconformist in its design, it’s a game changer in its drying results. Oh, and the streamlined look is going to make your bathroom look like your dream spa, too. See our Onsen review here, and be sure to check out Onsen's robe as well.

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Sporting myriad helpful features, the Fitbit Inspire 2 is our top fitness tracker choice for anyone who wants better clarity and more robust data about their health, fitness and wellness lifestyle.

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This fire pit from Solo Stove creates a nearly smokeless fire so he can spend some quality time in the backyard without smelling like smoke for days and days. Read our review of it here.

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Are they the kind of person who is never not losing stuff? Check out the Apple AirTag, the latest Apple device that they can slip into their wallet, or even clip onto their keys or luggage, that allows them to easily track its whereabouts. And if they've got a newer iPhone model, they can even get turn-by-turn directions that make sure they absolutely never lose their daily essentials again. Check out our review of it here.
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If they're outdoorsy, chances are they'll end up loving one of our favorite blankets out there from Rumpl. It packs up small, provides an unbelievable amount of insulation and just honestly looks super cool. Check out our review here.

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A great practical gift, Swedish dishcloths are one of our favorite eco-friendly kitchen swaps as they take the place of paper towels. You can even throw these guys in the dishwasher or washing machine once they start smelling gross.
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Don’t you think their shower deserves to feel like a spa? We tried the Goshi towel and it’s completely revolutionized our shower experience, with an exfoliating weave that sloughs off dead skin and left us feeling silky smooth.
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For the most outdoorsy person you know, this portable water filter has a microfiltration system that removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella), and 99.999% of waterborne parasites (including giardia and cryptosporidium). And at under $20, it's a no-brainer. You can read our review here.
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If they've got a bunch of trips planned this year, gift them our pick for the best travel pillow of 2022. The Cabeau was firm enough to support our head and neck, soft enough to fall asleep on and perfectly portable, allowing you to compress it to half its size.
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Everything you need to prep an avocado — from slicing to pitting — in one compact, dishwasher-safe tool. It's an Underscored reader favorite.
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Chances are high that the person you're shopping for has a drill, and this tool set turns that device into a cleaning machine. If he's a bit of a neat freak and is itching to make that grout and those baseboards look brand-new, this is the gift for him. It's a true Underscored reader favorite.
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Our pick for the best water bottle, the Yeti Rambler is incredibly sturdy and has a fantastic lid that allows you to both drink quickly and easily fill the bottle with ice and water. You can read all about it in our guide to water bottles here.

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For his next crème brûlée or BBQ adventure, this easy-to-use butane torch is a kitchen essential.

Give that guy the gift of comfort (and style) with these Ugg slippers.
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If he’s really into fire, gourmet pizzas or enjoying time in the backyard, an Ooni pizza oven (which we named among our favorite pizza ovens of the year) makes an excellent gift. We tried out the Ooni Karu 16 for ourselves and found it to be an extremely simple and delicious way to cook up a pizza.

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Coffee addicts will love this cold brew pot from Hario, which was our pick for the best cold brew maker.
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With this durable and versatile cast-iron skillet (which is our pick for the best cast-iron skillet), he’ll finally be able to master his steak-cooking technique.
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For the person who’s got an insatiable sweet tooth, this ice cream maker is easy and fun to use. Plus, at only 1 pint, it makes the perfect amount of ice cream for a movie night. Check out more of our favorite ice cream makers here.

Perfect for dog walks, camping trips and anything in between, these comfy slippers are made from recycled materials and will keep your feet toasty wherever you are. We checked out the Cotopaxi x Teva collaboration for this slipper, and it’s no surprise that we loved them.

If he doesn’t have room for a full fire pit, check out this portable tabletop one from Flîkr. It uses rubbing alcohol as fuel, so it’s totally safe to roast marshmallows over and, most importantly, won’t set your smoke alarm off.
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Never overcook meat again with this nifty thermometer that we named the best stylish meat thermometer on the market. It's very accurate and easy to read to boot.
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For the cold days ahead, keep him bundled up with this thermal-lined jacket from Carhartt.

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This all-in-one sandwich maker will give him the extra time he needs in the morning while making a delicious breakfast.

Holiday gifts for kids and teens

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If your kid needs a place to chill out or just wants to upgrade their room, the Moon Pod is a zero-gravity beanbag with a cloudlike sitting experience. Seriously, it’s the most comfortable beanbag we’ve ever sat on. Check out our full review here.

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Any TikTok enthusiast will appreciate this ring light, which is our pick for the best ring light.

This pinball-esque game will have the kids catapulting balls back and forth for hours on end.

Help your kid take a load off with this hanging swing seat. Able to hold up to 100 pounds, it’s the perfect place for them to relax or read a book.

Lego sets are always a surefire present around the holidays, and if the youngster in your life loves “Star Wars,” they won’t be able to get enough of this set that depicts The Child, aka Baby Yoda.

Nintendo’s Switch Lite gives kids an easy, handheld way to play their favorite games all day long. From Mario to Pokémon, they’ll be endlessly entertained with the Nintendo Switch Lite. And if you need some games to go along with it, check out our favorites here.