Gift shopping is hard. No matter if 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 this holiday shopping season, we’ve come up with a list of 50 awesome gifts for all the different types of women in your life. From the home chef to the traveler to the one you don’t know that well, we have you covered. Here are Reviewed’s picks for the gifts women want in 2020, including some of the best stuff we’ve tested this year, many top-rated popular items, and things our editors (myself included!) personally own, love, and recommend.
Please note that while many of these gifts will still ship before Christmas with free shipping (we even updated links for select gifts that sold out on Amazon that are still available from other retailers!), you may have to pay for expedited shipping for certain gifts. Be sure to read the fine print before purchasing as shipping times are changing each day.
1. For the one who deserves peace and comfort: Pajamas
Pajamas are always a great gift because people rarely ever buy them for themselves. Nordstrom sells pajamas that people—myself included—swear by. They are the Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas, and they have just about 5 stars from over 1,300 reviews. I own the shorts/t-shirt version of these, as well as the nightshirt version, and they are comfortable and are a great quality for the price.
2. For the one who loves getting their hair done: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
The Revlon hair dryer brush is arguably the most popular product of 2020. With 90,000 rave reviews on Amazon (yes, 90,000), it has achieved cult status in the world of beauty products—and it’s approved by our own experts. Reviewed’s beauty writer, Jessica Kasparian, tested the hairdryer and found that it absolutely does live up to the hype. As for gifting it, I purchased one for my mom as a gift earlier this year, and she is obsessed.
3. For the home chef: The Always Pan
You heard it from Reviewed’s cooking writer, Valerie Li Stack, first: The Always Pan may be the hottest gift of the 2020 holiday season. The influencer-approved kitchen item is not only stylish, but it does the job of eight pieces of cookware. It’s a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. Perfect for those who live in small spaces and those who love cookware and kitchen tools, the Always Pan is an ideal gift this year.
4. For the one working out at home: 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.
5. For the one who loves their couch: A cozy throw blanket
Doubling as home decor and personal comfort, throw blankets are truly a great gift for everyone. For a splurge, Barefoot Dreams, the brand that makes the cult-favorite, comfortable CozyChic cardigan, sells a CozyChic blanket. Chrissy Teigen recommended these blankets as the gift to buy last year in a tweet (she owns one and claims to use it ‘365’). The blankets come in trendy animal prints and solid colors.
Another great option is Anthropologie’s Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket, which has a 4.9 star rating from over 280 reviewers. Right now, only the Ochre and Blush colors are still available. The other colors won’t ship until February! For a less expensive blanket, this throw at Nordstrom is a wonderful option with a 5-star rating from over 1,800 reviews.
6. For the one still using wired headphones: Apple AirPods Pro
Apple’s AirPods Pro are the BEST true wireless earbuds our experts tested this year. 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 make a great gift in 2020.
7. For the fitness fanatic: Yoga pants
At a time where one’s work uniform may have transitioned from jeans to yoga pants, there has never been a better time to give the gift of leggings. We love Lululemon’s Align leggings at Reviewed. They are the most comfortable leggings I’ve ever owned. Even after numerous washes and years of ownership, they are still my favorite to wear for both workouts and lounging. In fact, I refuse to wear any leggings except Align leggings now. Pay attention to sizing, as you want to get the right pair for your giftee. For example, I am 5″2 and can wear the 25″ leggings as pants.
For a less pricey option, Nordstrom’s fitness brand, Zella, carries leggings that we love for the value. Since I cannot afford to only own Lululemon’s Align leggings, I own a few pairs of Zella leggings. While they are not as comfortable as the Aligns, they are great for the price. Not to mention, they have a 4.5-star rating from over 7,000 reviews, so people love them.
8. For the simple one: Kate Spade pendant necklace
If the person you’re shopping for is simple and timeless, this Kate Spade pendant necklace could be perfect. It can be dressed up or down and is personalized with the initial of their first name displayed in the pendant. This necklace has over 880 great reviews, so people clearly love it. Not to mention, necklaces with initials on them are very much on-trend right now.
9. For the book lover: The Amazon 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 and over 65,000 reviewers on Amazon agree. It has tons of storage space, is glare-free, and is waterproof. Since it really is a perfect gift for anyone who likes to read, it’s already on backorder for a few weeks. Be sure to grab one now to ensure you can give one (or more!) as a gift this holiday season.
10. For the one obsessed with all things Apple: Apple Watch
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 brand new Apple Watch Series 6 and it is the best smart watch we’ve ever tried. Give the gift of our favorite smartwatch so they can have all of their notifications, music, and texts at their fingertips all the time.