The top 10 most popular gifts everyone is buying this year
These products were hugely popular during Black Friday
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Each year, most of us make a checklist of things we have to do before the holidays roll around. Shopping for gifts for loved ones is easily the hardest thing to "check" off the list, but we do it just the same. Well this year, why stress it?
Instead of spending hours searching for the right gift, we've narrowed down the 10 best gifts of 2019 that were hugely popular with shoppers during Black Friday. From Apple AirPods to air fryers, these are the 10 most exciting gifts that anyone on your wishlist is sure to love.
1. The most popular version of everyone's favorite multi-cooker
As someone who only jumped aboard the Instant Pot hype train fairly recently, I get why you (or your loved one) has held back on buying one until now. But trust me when I say, the buzz is justified. We've tested every model of Instant Pot under the sun, from the good ones to the not so good ones. While the Instant Pot Duo isn't our all-time favorite (the Ultra is), it's more that enough for most people's needs, in our expert opinion. In my personal opinion, as a now 30-something year old woman who hates cooking after a long day at work, it's a lifesaver. Goodbye Lean Cuisine because I'm too lazy to cook, hello nutritious meals that I can eat for days and still feel good about.
2. The best affordable robot vacuum money can buy
Your floors? They're more filthy than you think, and they're only about to get worse come winter. Here's a pro tip though: Get a robot vacuum, and you'll never have to stress about hitting those hard-to-reach areas under the couch ever again. The Eufy Robovac 11S is our favorite affordable robot vacuum. Whether you're gifting it to someone else or yourself (you deserve it), it's a big must-have this season for a good reason.
3. The true wireless earbuds that everyone either loves or hates
We're a country divided right now. The one question that truly separates us heading into the holiday season: are you obsessed with Apple AirPods or do you hate them completely? While obviously those in the latter category can skip ahead to the next item in this list, here at Reviewed we love them. Most of our camp falls firmly in the former category, hence why we named them the best true wireless earbuds of 2019. To add to our excitement, we recently tested the new Apple AirPods Pro and loved them as well. Point is, you can't go wrong with either of these.
4. A gaming experience unlike any other
Shopping for a teen (or any gamer) this holiday season? You know that the Nintendo Switch is right at the top of their list if they're an avid gamer. It's unparalleled in its ability to provide as complete a gaming experience as any other console and has some of the best party games on the market. It is definitely going to be on everyone’s wishlist this year, so you should grab one now before they sell out.
5. The weighted blanket that you'll wish you always had
Imagine falling asleep to a big bear hug every night. Now imagine that bear hug was warm and cozy too, and that's the Gravity Blanket for you. This best-selling weighted blanket gets rave reviews and some say it even helps soothe away anxiety too. We even named it as the best weighted blanket of 2019. Snatch it up while you can.
6. Learn about your heritage with a DNA testing kit
I just took a DNA test and turns out I'm 100% that ... Irish. Well, more like 75% now actually, according to AncestryDNA, but you get the picture. This ultra-popular kit, which most of us here at Reviewed have used by now, can offer you some incredible insights into your family's heritage and makes a great gift. It's even on sale right now, so you can save some extra cash, too.
7. A streaming device everyone can enjoy
Everyone has their favorite shows. Maybe it's Friends, or it's The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu—whatever your next binge is, the best streaming device can help you really enjoy it, and for our money, the one you really should grab this holiday season is the Roku Ultra.
8. An easier way to relax
Relaxing after a long, grueling shift? Nothing helps more, in my humble opinion, than an oil diffuser. The InnoGear essential oil diffuser works especially well since it lights up in seven different colors and offers ultrasonic low operation. It was also really easy to use when we tested it.
9. The best air fryer we've ever tested
Fries are like a separate food group to me—judge not, lest ye be judged—and it pains my heart to know that I can't eat them with every meal and stay on track with my weight loss goals, too. Air fryers, however, make the impossible dream become a reality. Thanks to this cooking gadget (and the Philips Twin TurboStar is our favorite one we've tested), you can potentially add fries to every meal and maybe it won't be so bad for you! Maybe. At the very least, we do know they make them ultra-crispy and especially delicious.
10. The only noise-cancelling headphones that matter
Noise cancelling? Check. Awesome audio quality? You betcha. These Sony WH1000XM3s are like the gold standard for audio snobs when it comes to noise-cancelling headphones, but it's one of those things that you'll immediately notice a big difference with once you use them. We love them, but we especially love them when they're on sale, and right now they still are for just under $300, which means they make the perfect present, too.
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