It’s hard to believe the holidays are here, meaning once again, it’s time to show your loved ones (and your coworkers and third-cousins) how much they mean to you. I think we can all admit that gift buying can be tough. Everyone has different interests and you don’t want to feel too generic.
That’s where the shopping experts at Reviewed come in. We’ve spent the entire year testing products to see what’s actually worth the money, covering everything from vacuums to reusable straws. Not only that, but we’ve closely monitored shopping trends, as well, and have great insight on what gifts are the most popular this season. From streaming subscriptions to Apple AirPods to cast iron skillets, these are the 40 gifts everyone will be asking for this year, according to our product experts.
10. Eufy RoboVac 11S
These days we’re spending more time at home than ever before—and spending more time noticing how dirty our floors actually are. Give your giftee the gift of clean floors without lifting a finger with a robot vacuum. The Eufy RoboVac 11s is our favorite affordable robot vacuum because of its impressive dirt pickup and quiet operation. The slim profile also makes it easier to reach every nook and cranny, and since it’s reasonably priced, you can splurge a little on your loved one.
09. Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask
While we might be traveling as much as usual, anyone could use a sleep masks to catch some mid-day shuteye while they’re quarantined with their family. Our editor described the Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask as “like having personal blackout curtains for your eyes,” which is why we named it the best contoured sleep mask we’ve ever tested. Because it’s contoured, light won’t sneak in, meaning sweet dreams no matter the time of day.
08. Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen
Gardening has been one of the hottest hobbies of quarantine and kids can join in on the fun with this garden kitchen from Fisher-Price. Recommend for kids 12 to 36 months, this adorable playset has a garden side and a kitchen side, so kiddos can cook what they “grow.” Our parenting editor, Anna Lane, believes this will be a hot item amongst younger kids this year and will probably sell out.
07. Always Pan
Cooking is honestly pretty overwhelming these days. There are so many gadgets to choose from and too many pots and pans to wash that sometimes it’s just easier to order take out. But the Always Pan from Our Place claims to replace eight pieces of cookware and can do everything from sautéing, frying, boiling pasta, and so much more. After testing it, our cooking expert loved how versatile it was as well as how absolutely gorgeous it looked with its terracotta finish and Instagrammable vibe.
06. Airomé Serenity Medium Diffuser
These days we’re all looking for new ways to relax and unwind, which is why an aromatherapy diffuser is a great gift for 2020. The Airomé Serenity Medium Diffuser is the best essential oil diffuser we’ve ever tested because not only is it stunning to look at, but we also found it to be easy to operate and clean. It also provides an even scent for up to six hours and is available in several designs to suit your giftee’s decor style.
05. Barefoot Dreams Blanket
As we spend more and more time inside as the weather chills, everyone is going to want a throw blanket to cozy up with. The Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket is possibly the most coveted one on the market with even celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, The Kardashians, and Selena Gomez raving about them. They’ll be hard to find in select colors (like the popular animal print), so if you want to get it for someone, act sooner than later.
04. Apple AirPods Pro
Last year, Apple AirPods was probably the most coveted products of the holiday season, but this year the upgraded AirPods Pro will be all the rage. They earned our pick as the best truly wireless earphones because Apple somehow managed to make the already amazing AirPods even better. They’ve been fitted with better sound, have incredible noise-cancellation, and are finally water-resistant. What more could your giftee want?
03. Disney+ Subscription
Shiny, new Disney+ was last year’s hottest streaming service and the obsession with it has not slowed down. With new movie and TV show offerings like Hamilton and the live-action Mulan, there’s always a reason to want Disney+. Plus, with access to pretty much every Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel movie, it’ll surely bring a smile to anyone’s face. You can give a one-year subscription to your recipient and Disney+ will email instructions on how to redeem it to your loved one on the day you choose. Also, don’t forget a streaming stick (our favorite is the Roku Streaming Stick+), so they can watch Disney on the small screen.
02. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
Anyone who’s getting into cooking lately will surely appreciate a cast-iron skillet. Why? Well, they’re the cookware that can do it all. You can use them on the stovetop, in the oven, on the grill—you can even use them to cook over a campfire. Plus, they create a sear that seriously upgrades whatever you’re making. Lodge makes our favorite affordable cast iron skillet. It’s only $20 but will last for years to come.
01. Roku Streaming Stick+
Alongside a subscription to Disney+, your giftee is going to want a way to watch it on the small screen (alongside Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max). The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the best affordable streaming device we’ve ever tested and will allow them to binge-watch their favorite shows on their TV instead of their computer screen. It’s fast and offers a full 4K and HDR for the ultimate binge-watching experience. It’s the second-best thing to getting them a new smart TV with Roku built-in.