Christmas Day 2021: 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 11 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 W3 Times 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.
**BEST Gift Ideas For Women on Christmas 2021**
1. For the one still using wired headphones: 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 gift needs to tune into their surroundings.
2. For the one who loves getting their hair done: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
The Revlon hair dryer brush is consistently popular on christmas, 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.
3. For the home chef: The 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.
4. For the lazy neat freak: Robot vacuums
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.
5. For the escapist: 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 who needs some self-care: 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.
7. For the fitness fanatic: 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
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.
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 as it features an amazing display, is glare-free and is waterproof.
10. For the one who likes to be comfortable: 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).
11. For the home entertainer: Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle
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.
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