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The holidays are quickly approaching, and many of us are looking for unique gifts that are both available and won't break the bank. Lucky for you, Reviewed is here to help. We've spent all year testing the best products and the items listed below are some of our favorites.
From a one-step hair dryer that works wonders to this dreamy decanter that looks far more expensive than it is, we've rounded up a list of 30 can't-miss holiday gifts for women, all of which are priced well below $100.
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1. For the one who needs some self-care: Bath bombs
If she's always complaining about how hectic her week has been, she'll love our favorite set of bath bombs to have a long soak with. The top-rated LifeAround2Angels set, which comes with 12 fizzy, colorful and moisturizing bombs has more than 33,000 Amazon reviews with many claiming they're just good as the more expensive Lush bath bombs. We even loved their pleasant scents and how they didn't stain our bathtubs as most other bath bombs do.
2. For the one who loves getting their hair done: One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
The Revlon hair dryer brush is consistently popular, almost always selling out. With more than 300,000 rave reviews on Amazon (yes, 300,000), it has achieved cult status in the world of beauty products—and it's approved by our beauty editor, Jessica Kasparian. She tested the hairdryer and found that it absolutely does live up to the hype, especially if you want salon-quality hair straight at home—and in half the time. Note, only certain colors will arrive in time for Christmas.
3. For the audiophile: Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker
If your special someone loves to bring the jams beach or poolside, then what they really need is a waterproof, high-quality Bluetooth speaker. When we tested the best affordable portable speakers for our roundups, we found the Anker Soundcore was offered great sound and playtime for a reasonable price. It's also available in a wide color selection, for some extra personalization for your giftee.
4. For the photography lover: Polaroid Hi-Print
Got a relative who’s always taking family snaps but doesn’t have anything on her walls? Consider helping them break free from digital purgatory by purchasing them this cute little Polaroid pocket printer. The sleek Hi-Print model uses Bluetooth technology to sync to a user’s phone so they can easily print out 2x3 photo prints in just about 50 seconds. The prints can be stuck anywhere, and with the Hi-Print mobile app, users can add borders, filters or even emoticons to their photos before they print them. It’s also pocket-sized and portable, just in case you didn’t think it could get even more fun and handy.
5. For the binge-watcher: Roku Ultra
The Roku Ultra is our favorite streaming device for its easy-to-navigate interface and sleek remote which comes with a headphone jack in case your giftee has a roommate or significant other and loves to watch TV into the early hours of the morning. If you know someone who is addicted to binging television shows, give them the gift of an enhanced Netflix viewing experience.
6. For the binge-watcher: Cuisinart pop and serve popcorn maker
With the weather getting colder and plenty of binge-worthy shows to fill the hours, this high-performance popcorn maker will be just what the doctor ordered. We named it the very best in a test of 10 different models because it regularly produced the most savory popcorn of any maker in the bunch. The secret? Its wide, flat bottom, which prevented kernels from piling up on top of each other for even cooking. As an added bonus, it collapses down for use as a serving bowl and has small handles that will help your giftee avoid burning their mitts.
7. For the wine drinker: Winc wine subscription
Do they believe every night should end with a glass of wine? If so, they'll love getting a Winc subscription, which will deliver new bottles for her to try based on her taste preferences. After trying Winc, we quickly became obsessed with the service, finding that it consistently delivered high-quality wines and recommendations throughout the months. She'll be a novice sommelier in no time.
8. For the person who's always losing things: Tile Mate
If their favorite phrase is "Has anyone seen my keys?!" they'll benefit from a Tile Mate. The number one item finder on Amazon, the Bluetooth tracker clips right onto their key ring and can locate things over 200 feet away. Users praise its long battery life and the loud volume of the ringer (no way those keys are going to get away from them next time!).
9. For the candle collector: Capri Blue Volcano Candle
One of the best candles on the market is the Capri Blue Candle from Anthropologie. It's just a fact. Iconic and intoxicating, the incredible Volcano scent will instantly make any room in your giftee’s home smell really good. Or, to get more specific, it’ll make it smell like the inside of an Anthropologie, which is never a bad thing.
10. For the makeup fanatic: Deweisn Tri-Fold Lighted Mirror
If you’re shopping for someone who's into makeup, consider getting them a lighted makeup mirror. The Deweisn Lighted Makeup Mirror is our top best value pick, as it provides perfect angles and lighting for optimal makeup application. Whether they’re getting ready for the perfect selfie or just love to admire themselves, this mirror will make the best gift.
11. For the one with a green thumb: A plant from The Sill
Plant parents rejoice! If your giftee is obsessed with houseplants, succulents, tropical plants, or all of the above, they'll definitely appreciate some greenery from The Sill. We recommend the plant delivery service because it has such a large variety of plants to choose from (like monsteras, ferns and even pine trees) and will deliver them safely and healthily to your giftee's home.
12. For the smoothie-drinker: Ninja Fit Personal Blender
Most people don't require an expensive, professional blender, but many could benefit from a personal blender in their life. They're great for single-serving smoothies or small batches of sauces and salsa and are small enough to store in even the most cramped kitchens. The Ninja Fit is the best personal blender we've ever tested, and we love that it comes with tight travel lids, which means easy on-the-go smoothie sipping for your giftee.
13. For the one who loves her kitchen tech: ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4
When it comes to the best digital meat thermometers, it doesn’t get better than ThermoWorks. The thermometers from this company are incredibly high-quality, providing near-instant temperature readings, ideal for meat lovers who rely heavily on their kitchen tech.Our favorite is the ThermoPop, which could read temperatures accurately in just three seconds. It’s cute, it’s accurate and it's only $35.
14. For the coffee drinker: Yeti Rambler
While Yeti makes our all-time favorite cooler, you might not want to shell out nearly $1,000 (!!) for a gift. Fortunately, you can get your giftee the Yeti they love at a more affordable price point (i.e. less than $40) with the popular Rambler mug. Made of double vacuum-insulated stainless steel, it has nearly 6,000 reviews on Amazon for keeping coffee steaming hot (or their water ice cold) for hours. Note some colors may arrive post-Christmas.
15. For the one who wants to relax: Innogear Essential Oil Diffuser
This Innogear Essential Oil Diffuser is one of our favorite essential oil diffusers. It lasts anywhere from seven to 11 hours without needing a refill, plus it has up to seven lights you can alter depending on your mood. We also loved that the diffuser could lock, which prevented liquids from spilling out. Plus, it's beloved on Amazon with thousands of positive reviews.
16. For the girlfriend with a sweet tooth: Baked By Melissa cupcakes
For the woman who considers candy a food group, satisfy her craving for all things sweet with these mini cupcakes from Baked By Melissa, which come in a number of fun flavors like tie-dye, s'mores, and even peanut butter and jelly. We loved them, and if your girlfriend can't live without chocolate, she'll love them too.
17. For the girlfriend who can't live without coffee: Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Starbucks is basically her second home and her blood is more coffee than water. A.k.a she's addicted to her daily cup of joe, which means she'll love this cold brew coffee maker. We chose it as the best cold brew machine of the year because not only was it the easiest to use, but it also made the best-tasting coffee.
18. For the active one: Fitbit Inspire
Year after year, Fitbits make for great gifts. That's because they can track everything from your steps to your heart rate. While we love the Charge 5 and the Versa the most, the Inspire is a great budget-friendly pick that still provides all the features your active friend will want in a fitness tracker.
19. For the homebody: Throw blanket
There are few better ways to spend a chilly winter night than snuggled up on the couch in a fluffy throw. With more than 5,000 glowing reviews, this one is a crowd-favorite on Amazon. Your giftee will appreciate that the thick faux fur is very luxurious and plush yet lightweight and breathable (and machine-washable!).
20. For the one who's constantly experimenting with smoothies: BlenderBottle Shaker Bottle
If your giftee loves waking up in the morning and whipping up a smoothie, consider giving them the gift of a lightweight, sturdy blender bottle to take on the go. This bottle has over 20,000 5-star reviews and many people noted that it was a great find for the price.
21. For the person who lives for brunch: Dash Mini Waffle Maker
In the eyes of the brunch-goer on your list, waffles are great, but mini waffles are even better. They can whip up their own snack-size brunch treat with this tiny waffle maker, which has thousands of glowing reviews on Amazon. We've tested it ourselves and like that it doesn't take up much counter space, is easy to clean thanks to its nonstick surface, and produces evenly-cooked, perfectly browned waffles.
22. For the avid reader: Book of the Month
There are people who love Kindles and then there are people who love holding real books. If anyone on your list falls into the latter category, gift them a subscription to Book of the Month. It's exactly what it sounds like: They'll get up to five books per month, chosen from a vast library of everything from the latest best-sellers to literary classics.
23. For the egg aficionado: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
The Dash Rapid Egg Cooker is perfect for anyone who has difficulty cooking eggs or claims they don't have enough time to make breakfast—even while they're working from home. This egg cooker makes breakfast a cinch can soft boil, hard boil, scramble and poach—all in one machine. Plus, we tried it and it actually works. It's the perfect gift for any woman always rushing to get her Sunday brunch ready.
24. For the one who adores cast iron: Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Dutch ovens make great gifts—they're bulky enough that they're not something people tend to buy for themselves, but they're a kitchen staple that people will find themselves using again and again. Lodge dutch ovens performed well in our roundup of the best dutch ovens, and this cast iron dutch oven is great for roasting veggies, baking bread and more--it would even fare well outside on fire pits or grills.
25. For the person who loves to sleep in: Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask
If your giftee loves to catch some ZZZs, they could use a sleep mask to block out light. After testing it, our editor said the Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask is "like having personal blackout curtains for your eyes," which is why we named it the best-contoured sleep mask we've ever tested. Because it's contoured, absolutely no light will sneak in, meaning they'll have sweet dreams no matter the time of day.
26. For the one who likes a little spice: Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauce Sampler
If your recipient likes things spicy—like really spicy—this sampler pack of hot sauces will definitely bring the heat. This offering from Thoughtfully Gifts includes seven different flavors of hot sauce, ranging from mild to very hot. Plus, these hot sauces don't just burn your mouth, they offer an incredible flavor that will amp up any meal, which is why reviewers love it.
27. For the woman who likes getting her nails done: SunUV Gel Nail Lamp
Is the woman on your list obsessed with her monthly (or even weekly) manicures and pedicures? Get her this professional salon curing nail lamp that's so good it’s garnered over 8,000 five-star reviews. We've discussed our love of SunUV's nail lamps before, and much like the version we tested, this gel polish curing light blew away its reviewers.
28. For the woman who's curious about her family history: AncestryDNA
If she's always wondered if she's got a famous relative help her separate fact from fiction by treating her to our favorite DNA kits, AncestryDNA. All she'll need to do is spit in a tube, ship off her DNA and in six to eight weeks she'll unlock the mysteries of her past, allowing her to view her ancestral roots in the easy-to-use Ancestry interface and potentially find a long lost cousin.
29. For the fitness enthusiast: A pair of lululemon leggings
lululemon leggings are popular for a reason: They’re not only great-fitting, stylish pants, but they’re also available in a whole range of lengths and cuts. The brand’s Wunder Under leggings are yoga classics and would make a great gift for anyone who works out indoors or outdoors.
30. For the wannabe bartender: A decanter set
Whiskey just hits different when it's poured from a 1920s-style decanter instead of the bottle—and she knows that, so she'll be excited to break out this gift the next time she's settling down after a long day. According to hundreds of reviewers (who give the set a 4.7-star rating), the handcrafted glass is as sturdy and durable as it is luxe and distinguished.
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