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Shopping for a Christmas gift can be hard. Whether you’re shopping for a sibling, a longtime spouse or a co-worker, the act of picking out the perfect gift can be overwhelming. What do they want? What do they not already own? What color would they want it in? Are they allergic to anything? Do they like to read? What is their favorite scent? So many questions, so little time to buy. 

To reduce your gift shopping stress, we’ve come up with a list of 50 awesome Christmas gifts for all the different types of women—or whoever—in your life. From the home chef to the wine lover to the one you don’t know that well, we have you covered. Here are Reviewed's picks for the gifts women want in 2021, including some of the best stuff we've tested, top-rated popular items, and things our editors own, love and recommend.

Please note that many of these items could be in high demand as we head into the winter months. We recommend starting your holiday shopping early this year to make sure your items are still available—and to ensure that they'll arrive on time, as shipping could be delayed.

1. For the one who needs some self-care: Bath bombs

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Best gifts for women: 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. 

Get the LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs from Amazon for $26.80

2. For the one who loves getting their hair done: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

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Best gifts for women: Revlon 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. 

Get the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer from Amazon from $34.88 (Save up to $26.11)

3. For the home chef: The Always Pan

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Best gifts for women: Always Pan.

You heard it from our staff at Reviewed first: The Always Pan is the perfect gift. The influencer-approved kitchen item is not only stylish, but it does the job of eight pieces of cookware. It's a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula and spoon rest. Perfect for those who live in small spaces, the Always Pan is an ideal gift for anyone who loves to cook.  

Get the Always Pan from Our Place for $145

4. For the one working out at home: lululemon Yoga Mat

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Best gifts for women: Lululemon Yoga Mat

The pandemic has led many people to exercise at home rather than at the gym or in fitness studios. If you’d like to give the gift of a home gym upgrade, consider a yoga mat. Perfect for virtual fitness classes, ab work, stretching and of course yoga, a yoga mat is a must. Even if they already own one, our top-tested pick from lululemon would be a welcomed enhancement. The mat also travels well for those who are heading into gyms and fitness studios—or those who plan to again one day soon.

Get the lululemon Reversible Mat for $88

5. For the escapist: Oculus Quest 2

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Gifts for men: Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus is one of the hottest gifts this holiday season, and if your giftee has been looking for ways to explore new worlds or get out of their own head, the Oculus Quest 2 might be the move. The console comes with 128 GB of storage and the VR headset is equipped with an optimized display, capturing 50% more pixels than the original Quest model. 

Before the holidays, you can also snag a refurbished model fo the Oculus Quest 2 from Walmart for $199, one of the lowest prices we've seen.

6. For the one still using wired headphones: Apple AirPods Pro

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Best gifts for women: Apple AirPods Pro

Apple’s AirPods Pro are the best true wireless earbuds for iPhones our experts have ever tested. If you’re shopping for a lover of all things Apple, they would adore a pair of these—even if they already own the original AirPods. Who wouldn't love an upgrade? For Zoom meetings, working out, and even listening to podcasts while loading and unloading the dishwasher, AirPods made a great gift. Not to mention, they feature active noise cancelation, an upgraded comfortable design and a new transparency mode if your giftee needs to tune into their surroundings. 

Get the Apple AirPods Pro from Amazon for $189.99 (Save $59.01)

7. For the fitness fanatic: Yoga pants

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Best gifts for women: Yoga pants

Leggings are a staple in every women's wardrobe and one can never have enough of them. We love lululemon's Align leggings at Reviewed. They are the most comfortable leggings many of us have ever owned. When buying these as a gift, pay attention to sizing, as you want to get the right pair for your giftee. For example, if your giftee is shorter consider the 25" leggings. The 28" pants would be better suited for someone who is taller.

8. For the music lover: The best portable Bluetooth speaker

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Best gifts for women: JBL Flip 5 Speaker

If you're shopping for someone who loves listening to music or podcasts, consider giving the gift of our favorite portable Bluetooth speaker, the JBL Flip 5. It's the best portable Bluetooth speaker we've tested, since it's both durable and waterproof, meaning it can be used anywhere, rain or shine. A portable speaker is always great to have to bring on hikes, use at home, or listen to outside. They're especially great for outdoor socially distant gatherings.

Get the JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker on Amazon for $129.95

9. For the book lover: The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Best gifts for women: Kindle Paperwhite

The book lover in your life may already have a Kindle, but who doesn’t enjoy the latest and greatest technology the world has to offer? This is the best Kindle we've tested as it features an amazing display, is glare-free and is waterproof.

Get the Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon for $139.99

10. For the one who likes to be comfortable: Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

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Best gifts for women: Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

This cardigan has more than 3,700 reviews on Nordstrom and a 4.7-star rating. I own this myself and can confirm it is actually a comfortable blanket disguised as clothing. When it comes to cardigans and sweaters, the limit does not exist for the amount one can own. They make great gifts—especially when they’re this cozy (and chic).

Get the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan from Nordstrom for $116

11. For the one who loves to cook: Staub Dutch Oven

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Best gifts for women: Staub Dutch Oven

A good Dutch oven is a kitchen staple and our favorite overall was this Staub Dutch oven which was great at both braising meat and simmering stews. We're not the only ones loving this brand, either. The cookware is all over food blogs and Instagram. Clearly, these Dutch ovens are hot right now, so get one for the person in your life who loves cooking.

Get the Staub Cast Iron 5.5 Quart Round Cocotte from Amazon for $349.95 (Save up to $114.01)

12. For the one who loves being cozy: Free People Onesie

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Best gifts for women: Free People Onesie

Whether they're spending the day inside or just need something to slip on before running to the grocery store, they'll love this Free People Just Because onesie. Available in 10 different colors including Aphrodite and Blue Flame, this wardrobe favorite has a 4.7-star rating from more than 310 Free People shoppers. Customers loved the comfy, slouchy fit and some even dressed it up with some wedges or boots to wear out on the town! If your giftee is looking for some stylish loungewear, this is the gift she needs. 

Get the Free People Just Because Onesie from Free People for $118

13. For the home entertainer: Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle

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Best gifts for women: Capri blue candles

If you're shopping for someone who loves home décor, you can never go wrong with a trendy candle as a gift. We love Capri Blue’s Volcano scent at Reviewed. Not only does the scent smell amazing, but the chic jars double as pretty home decor. Anthropologie sells tons of styles for Capri Blue candles, but we recommend the jar candles in blue and white. They'll look perfect atop their nightstand, bookshelf or dining room table. 

Get the Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle from Anthropologie for $34

14. For the one who has a lot going on all the time: Gravity Blanket

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Best gifts for women: Gravity Blanket

Weighted blankets are great—and not just because they’re warm, but because they can help you relax. The best-weighted blanket we tested is the ultra-popular Gravity Blanket. Gravity claims their blanket is like wearing a hug. If you're shopping for someone who could use a hug or another blanket to lounge on the couch with, consider getting them a gravity blanket. It's great to sleep with at night, too.

Gravity Blanket for $150.50 with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY30 (Save $64.50)

15. For the photo lover: Heart Custom Photo Art from Minted

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Best gifts for women: Minted

For the person who loves memories, consider creating an adorable piece of custom photo art that they can hang up on the wall for all to see. Whether it's pictures of a newborn, snapshots of grandkids, or photos from college for a recent graduate, this heart-shaped photo collage wall art is a sweet and sentimental gift they will truly appreciate.

Get a Floral Heart Snapshot from Minted from $29.99

16. For the one obsessed with all things Apple: Apple Watch 7

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Best gifts for women: Apple Watch 7

If they don't own one already, an Apple Watch would be a fantastic gift for the one who is always on their iPhone. We tested the popular Apple Watch Series 7 and it is the best smartwatch we've ever tried, thanks to its stellar fitness tracking and blood oxygen sensor and larger display. Give the gift of our favorite smartwatch so they can have all of their notifications, music, and texts at their fingertips all the time.

Get the Apple Watch Series 7 from Amazon for $379 (Save $20)

17. For the one in need pajamas: SKIMS

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Best gifts for women: Skims

Kim Kardashian is such a trendsetter that top celebrities Chrissy Teigen, Selena Gomez, Ashley Graham and Hailey Baldwin Beiber all wear her bra and underwear designs from SKIMS. Kim's shapewear-centric line with loungewear appeal boasts a comprehensive range of bras and underwear in women's sizes XXS to 4X.

She'll love this soft sleep silk dress, available in a range of neutral colors. It's got a 4.9-star rating from SKIMS shoppers who adored the comfy material and the sexy design.

Get the Silk Long Sleep Silk from SKIMS for $178

18. For the jewelry lover: Kate Spade pendant necklace

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Best gifts for women: Kate Spade Pendant Necklace

If the person you’re shopping for enjoys simple and timeless jewelry, this Kate Spade pendant necklace is a perfect gift. It can be dressed up or down and is personalized with the initial of their first name displayed on the pendant. This necklace has more than 890 rave reviews and our readers can't stop buying it. Not to mention, necklaces with initials on them are very much on-trend right now.

Get the Kate Spade One In A Million Initial Pendant from Kate Spade for $58

19. For the one who loves read books in bed: UGG Clifton Backrest Pillow

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Best gifts for women: UGG Clifton Backrest Pillow

The Ugg Clifton Backrest Pillow is perfect for the woman who likes to cozy up in bed with a good book (or her phone), as it offers plenty of cushioned support to leave her feeling comfortable for hours. 

Get the UGG Clifton Backrest Pillow from Bed Bath & Beyond for $49.99

20. For the one who loves comfort: ThirdLove WonderKnit Pajama Joggers

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Best gifts for women: ThirdLove WonderKnit Joggers

If your giftee is a big fan of nights in, these joggers might be a perfect addition to their wardrobe. Featuring smooth, soft cotton as well as pockets, a comfortable waistband and more, these are a staple item for lounging around in. 

Get the ThirdLove WonderKnit Pajama Joggers for $55

21. For the one who is always cold: Canada Goose Jacket

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Best gifts for women: Canada Goose coat

If you're looking to splurge on someone who lives in a place where temperatures plummet to below freezing, a Canada Goose jacket is a great choice. Yes, they are expensive, but I can confirm that they are worth the price. I used to refuse to go outside unless I absolutely had to on extremely cold days, but my Canada Goose totally changed that. I purchased the Gabriola parka two winters ago and not only is it the warmest jacket I've owned, but it fits well and is comfortable to move around in. While my coat is low in stock, two popular options at different price points are the Shelburne parka and the Ellison jacket.

22. For the one with fabulous hair: GHD Curve Wand

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Best gifts for women: GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand

The one who loves beauty products and having fabulous hair would love the GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand. When we tested curling irons, it came out on top as our favorite. Our beauty expert Jessica Kasparian said, "it's intuitive, heats up quickly, and makes the sometimes painstaking process of styling my hair all-around easier." 

Get the GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand from Amazon for $199

23. For the one who deserves peace and comfort: Moonlight pajamas

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Best gifts for women: Pajamas

Pajamas are always a great gift because people rarely ever buy them for themselves. Nordstrom sells pajamas that people—and many of us at Reviewed—swear by. They are the Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas, and they have a 4.5-star rating from more than 1,600 reviewers. A few Reviewed editors own these, and we can confirm that they are comfortable and of great quality for the price.

Get the Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas at Nordstrom for $65

24. For the lazy neat freak: Robot vacuums

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Best gifts for women: Robot vacuum

We love robot vacuums at Reviewed and so do our readers. In fact, one of the things our readers continue to buy over and over is robot vacuums. The Eufy RoboVac 11s is the best affordable robot vacuum we’ve ever tested, thanks to its slim design and efficient dirt pickup, and would make a great gift for anyone, whether they enjoy cleaning or not. If you're willing to shell out some extra dollars, consider the best robot vacuum we’ve ever tested, the iRobot Roomba j7+. No matter what your budget is, a robot vacuum is always a good choice.

25. For the one who uses too much plastic: The FinalStraw

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Best gifts for women: The FinalStraw

Give the person you’re shopping for the gift of a reusable straw—and give the environment the gift of one less person using plastic straws. Look at you, doing good things for humanity! Our favorite reusable straw at Reviewed is the FinalStraw. It's easy to use, carry and clean, and would make a perfect gift for the person who is always hunting in their kitchen for straws.

Get the FinalStraw on Amazon for $19.95

See USA TODAY for our complete guide to the best gifts for women of 2021

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