20 perfect gifts for the person who cherishes their sleep
Don't sleep on these amazing presents
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We all have that one friend whose favorite activity is sleeping. Any time you call them, they’re either napping, thinking about napping, or just getting up from a nap, and they regularly log 10+ hours of sleep while the rest of us are struggling to get eight.
While this particular friend may be tough to make plans with, the good news is that they’re easy to shop for. There are lots of amazing sleep-related products that your sleep-obsessed friend is sure to love, including everything from sleep masks and essential oil diffusers to comfy blankets and pillows.
1. An extra-large blanket for them to wrap up in
If you’ve ever found yourself struggling to cover yourself and your partner with a too-small throw blanket, you’ll definitely appreciate this product. The Big Blanket is just what its name suggests—a really, really big blanket. It measures 10’ by 10’, and our editor swears it will change your life. Plus, if you need more convincing that this would make a perfect gift, you can save $25 with our code TODAY25.
2. A comfy, airy sleep shirt
Parachute is known for its best-selling bed and bath products, which makes it a natural choice when you’re shopping for someone who spends a lot of time in bed. We particularly like the idea of gifting that special someone this Gauze Sleep Shirt, which is made from 100 percent cotton for a light, airy sleep experience.
3. Our absolute favorite mattress topper
I actually did the testing for our best mattress topper article myself, and I can honestly tell you I would be stoked if someone gifted me the Casper Mattress Topper. This memory-foam topper makes for an amazing night of sleep, as it perfectly cradles your body while providing unbeatable support.
4. Amazingly squishy memory foam pillows
Another one of our top-rated sleep products are these shredded memory foam pillows, which took home our award for best bed pillows. These pillows are unique because you can add or remove the stuffing to perfectly suit your sleep style, and the memory foam bounces back easily, so you’re never stuck sleeping on a pancake.
5. A sound machine to lull them off to dream land
There’s something so soothing about falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves or crickets, and we bet that any sleep-lover will get plenty of use out of the Sound+Sleep Sound Machine, which performed better than any other product in our noise machine testing. It offers 10 sound categories and three different "richness" settings for each, and the audio is clear and effective at blocking out background noise.
6. A smart essential oil diffuser
This stylish little essential oil diffuser can totally transform your home, according to our editor. You can control the smart gadget from your phone, changing the intensity of the scent or alternating between the various scent cartridges inside the plug-in unit. Plus, it’s compact and doubles as a night light—perfect for plugging in next to the bed.
7. The best weighted blanket money can buy
If you love the feeling of being cuddled by a partner, you definitely need a weighted blanket, and the best weighted blanket on the market is the Gravity Blanket. It comes in three colors and a variety of weights to suit your needs, and it feels like being wrapped up in a giant hug. Who doesn’t want that?
8. This uber-popular silk sleep mask
This affordable sleep mask has more than 8,000 5-star reviews, so you know it has to be good. It’s made from super-soft silk, and the headband is adjustable so it’s not awkwardly squeezing your head at night. Reviewers say it stays in place well and is large enough to block out all traces of light for quality snooze-time.
9. A plush body pillow to hug at night
Personally, I love nothing more than wrapping myself around a body pillow at bedtime—and no, I’m not pregnant; I just like the extra support. This particular body pillow would make an ideal present, as it’s longer than average at 72” and has the perfect firmness that’s supportive yet cushy.
10. A special lamp to help them wake up more peacefully
Many sleep enthusiasts have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, but luckily, the Casper Glow Lamp can make it a little easier. This cool lamp helps you wind down at night with its warm glow, and it wakes you up more comfortable in the morning with its soft light. You can even adjust its schedule via the Casper app.
11. Warm and cozy flannel pajamas
If you’re shopping for someone who’s always trying to turn the heat up an extra degree in the winter, these flannel pajamas will help them ward off nighttime chills. They come in both men’s and women’s styles, and there are a variety of earthy plaid colorways to choose from. Reviewers say the pajama set is incredibly warm and comfortable—just what you need at bedtime!
12. Our all-time favorite sheet set
If I could only use one set of bed sheets for the rest of my life, it would be these ones from Brooklinen. The brand’s luxe sateen sheets won our award for the best bed sheets, thanks to their silky soft feel and easy care instructions. The Starter Set comes with a fitted sheet and two pillowcases, but for those who need a top sheet, you can opt for the Core Set.
13. A super luxurious sleep kit for women
Did you know that regular pillowcases can snag and break your hair as your shift around at night? That’s why so many women swear by silk pillowcases, like the one in this beauty sleep set from Slip. The silk pillowcases is gentle on skin and hair, and the sleep mask is soft and luxurious to slip on for a quick nap.
14. A lofty comforter to curl up in
The Buffy comforter has somewhat of a cult follow on social media, and for good reason. We tested this puffy, eco-friendly blanket to see if it lived up to the hype, and it definitely does! The Buffy Cloud Comforter is lofty and soft, and it makes you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud or marshmallow. It even uses recycled plastic as the fill, helping to keep plastic out of the landfills. Win-win.
15. Sleep headphones so they can listen to a podcast in bed
If you’ve ever tried to fall asleep with headphones on, you know it’s a difficult task. Corded headphones will strangle you, and earbuds will fall out or poke awkwardly into your skull. The solution here is these sleep headphones, which are basically a pair of headphones incorporated into a cozy headband. They allow you to listen to music or podcasts as you fall asleep, without any discomfort or worrying about rogue cords.
16. A bestselling book all about sleep
The next best thing to actually sleeping? Reading about sleep and why it’s so important. "Why We Sleep" is a bestselling book that delves into the function of sleep and all the ways it can improve our health and well-being. Reviewers call the book fascinating and engaging, as it’s full of interesting information about sleep.
17. If you’re feeling spendy, a mattress-in-a-box
A good mattress is essential to a good night’s sleep, and some of our favorite mattresses-in-a-box include those from Nectar and Casper. If you want to win the holidays, you might consider giving the gift of a new mattress to your loved ones!
18. A unique pillow for people who can—and will—sleep anywhere
Do you know someone who regularly falls asleep on benches, in cars, and maybe even at work? Well, they’ll be able to take their cat naps much more comfortably with this Ostrich Pillow—a cocoon-like head enclosure that provides cushion for your head and blocks out light and sound. Who knows if they’ll actually use it, but it makes for an amazing gag gift.
19. A collection of products for better sleep
This convenient trio of products is designed to promote more restful sleep. The kit includes the brand’s popular Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray, and Stress Check Roll-on, all of which use soothing scents to relax your body and help you fall asleep faster.
20. Our favorite luxury comforter
A fluffy down comforter that can keep you warm and cozy all night? Yes, please. The Alberta Medium Warmth White Queen Euro Down Comforter from The Company Store won our top spot for best luxury comforter, and you can get it at The Home Depot (which now owns The Company Store) for more than $150 off.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.