Because you should invest in gifts people will use and love
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‘Tis the season of giving means ‘tis the season of buying. This means investing in things for other people. With your own money on the line, you don’t want to buy people things they won’t like. You want to spend your hard earned money on something the other person will actually use.
The fear of gifting a parent an expensive tablet that will collect dust in a desk drawer or a granddaughter a pricey necklace she’ll never wear is real. But this fear doesn’t have to lead to gift cards or less expensive items. You can still invest in others and make the right choice at the same time.
Here are 20 popular luxurious gifts people actually want for the holidays this year.
Give someone the gift of a luxurious looking (and very adult!) kitchen countertop this year with the top-selling KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. They will not only love the way our favorite stand mixer looks, but also the way it helps bake amazing treats.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones are one of our top picks for headphones at Reviewed, and with a four-star rating on Amazon, people love them. If you are shopping for someone who listens to music and/or podcasts or commutes via public transportation, luxury headphones are a solid gift.
Coach has made a major comeback over the last few years. The quality of their leather is great, and this bag goes beyond that—it features suede too, a must-have fashion staple right now. This bag is perfect for anyone who carries handbags. It doesn’t have too much going on, but it’s still chic enough to be a trendy every day bag.
If the person you’re shopping for lives in a place that gets chilly for part of the year, give them the gift that people are going nuts over: a Canada Goose jacket. These expensive jackets promote ultra-warmth with goose feathers, and they are all the rage right now. You can’t go wrong getting someone one of these coats. Tom Brady shops at Canada Goose. Enough said.
Whether you’re shopping for a Netflix nerd, a sports-watching fanatic, or someone who doesn’t watch too much TV, if they currently own a TV, chances are they would appreciate an upgrade. We recommend gifting one of the best TVs of 2017s, the LG B7, but if you want something under $1,000, Samsung has a great option, too.
The #1 thing that our readers are buying right now: Robot vacuums. The people LOVE robot vacuums, and we don’t blame them. The iRobot Roomba 980 is one of our picks for the best smart robot vacuums you can buy right now, but if you’re looking for something a little less expensive, the iRobot Roomba 960 is a popular option, too. Get for the person who loves to clean—and the person who hates to clean. The robot does the cleaning for you! Everybody wins!
Gray Malin is a popular photographer and New York Times bestselling author. His colorful photos of beaches and artistic shots of llamas (my favorite) are loved by celebrities and regular people alike. The shots have been featured on a line of Sperry Top-Siders and inside Away luggage. If you know someone who would obsess over these photos, give them the gift of fun fine art this year with a framed print from Gray Malin.
This designer briefcase from Jack Spade is perfect for the man who carries his laptop to and from work every day. Waxwear ages beautifully, is water resistant, and looks great. Two of our editors having been eyeing this bag for years and think it would a make a great gift for the holidays.
Here are Reviewed, we LOVE the Harry Josh. It was the best hair dryer we tested in 2017, and people swear by this hairdryer. Our resident beauty expert says it has “a speedy dry time that results in a smooth, sleek blowout with a nice, long cord.” Give someone the ability to have a luxury at-home blowout this holiday season with the Harry Josh.
If you thought mattresses could never have a cult following, you were wrong. Casper somehow made mattresses cool, and people are buying and loving them. With memory foam and a springy top layer, the mattress helps you ‘sleep cool’ with breathable foam. I’m not 100% sure what that means, but our editor in chief is a big fan of his. Everyone needs a mattress to sleep on, so you really can’t go wrong with 2017’s most popular mattress—especially for a new homeowner or someone who hasn’t upgraded their mattress in a while.
As a big fan of faux fur blankets, I saw these on Nordstrom and freaked out. Are you kidding?! These are the cutest and most comfortable looking sleeping bags I have ever seen. I don’t even like camping or sleeping over other people’s homes, but these luxurious furry gems make me want to pack my belongings and couch surf across America. Perfect for kids (bougie kids*) and adults, this is a gift that will most definitely get used and loved.
Give the gift of professional makeup application with these luxurious makeup brushes. These elite makeup brushes are pricey, but the results are worth it. Not only are they designed nicely, but they are made of engineered CosmeFibre, delivering the smoothest coverage possible.
Give the gift of premium sound this year with the Sonos PLAYBAR Soundbar. The wireless speakers stream TV and music, and they work with Alexa. Whether the person you’re shopping for likes to host epic football Sunday parties or just watches a lot of TV (alone or with others), luxury speakers are a great gift that most people wouldn’t actually buy for themselves, but would totally love.
With 145 five-star reviews, these boots are sure to enter any fashionable woman’s daily shoe rotation. Stuart Weitzman shoes are known for their amazing style, superior comfort, and price tag. But if you can afford them, these boots would make a fabulous gift.
Whether someone travels all the time or only on occasion, luggage is a necessity for everyone. Tumi luggage is popular, luxurious, and made to last. This carry-on is sold out at both Nordstrom and Bloomingdales right now, but you can find it on Amazon.
Some people love pens. My fiancé is one of them. Cross pens personalized with someone’s initials or name are a classy, timeless gift for pen lovers.
Perfect for the chic fashionista in your life, this classic YSL bag is a gift she will be thankful for the rest of her life, probably. If this pricey purse is in your gift budget, you really can’t go wrong with a staple designer piece.
Fast food restaurant Sonic makes ice cubes called nugget ice that have a cult-following—and thanks to a machine, you can now make the popular ice at home. The Opal Nugget Ice Maker is a perfect gift for those obsessed with nugget ice. Unfortunately, the machine is sold out right now (see how popular this stuff is!), but we’re hoping it will be back in stock soon.
Le Creuset dutch ovens are one of those symbols of adulthood. If you have one of these beautiful pans in your kitchen, it means you’ve made it. And if you have more than one? You must have really made it. Whether it’s for a young adult who is just starting to build their kitchen or a seasoned home chef with a passion for Le Creuset cookware, this is a gift anyone would appreciate.
Drones have been one of the hottest toys slash tech gadgets the past year, and they've only been growing in popularity. Whether the person you're shopping for is a drone enthusiast or a drone beginner, this is a gift they would certainly appreciate.
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