Our Top 30 Splurge-Worthy Gift Picks for 2021
From top-notch kitchen tools to luxe self-care essentials, these splurge-worthy gifts are perfect for everyone on your list (including yourself).
Christmas is the perfect time to splurge on that one gift they’ve been eyeing all year. Whether it’s a luxe weighted blanket, smokeless fire pit or a smart sleep assistant to help them get a better night's rest, our top splurge-worthy gift picks are perfect for just about everyone on your list, from teens to adults. Here's what everyone will be asking Santa for this year — guaranteed.
The founders of Brooklinen launched these now-internet-famous Classic Core Sheets with the goal of providing luxury hotel-style sheets at an affordable price. Available in 14 colors and patterns, these 100-percent long-staple cotton percale sheets are Oeko-Tex certified and come in six sizes. Lightweight and soft on the skin, they feel like a crisp, button-down cotton shirt and remind us of the feeling of getting into a perfectly made luxury hotel bed. We love this bundle because it saves you 25 percent, allowing you to customize and choose one Core Sheet Set, one duvet cover and two extra pillowcases.
Bearaby's ultra-cozy Velvet Napper harnesses the power of deep touch pressure to reduce stress and deliver a deep, satisfying rest. This new, luxe weighted blanket is made of 100-percent Earth-friendly fabric, so when you give the gift of much-needed restorative rest to your loved ones this holiday season, you’re giving back to Mother Nature, too.
From Kourtney Kardashian to Ariana Grande, celebrities love Slip and for good reason. Slipsilk, Slip’s proprietary material, ensures the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. This luxurious, hypoallergenic silk sham is basically an eight-hour beauty treatment, as it helps protect delicate facial skin and minimizes hair breakage and loss. Choose from two sizes and a variety of aesthetic hues, like caramel, blush pink, gold and more.
A good night’s sleep is crucial to our wellbeing, and there’s no time like the present to get your bedtime routine in order — or help a friend solidify a healthy nighttime regimen. The Hatch Restore combines an alarm clock, sound machine, sunrise alarm, smart light and meditation app in one sleek smart assistant that takes up little real estate on your nightstand. You can create and personalize a morning and nighttime routine that will help you fall asleep and stay asleep. (My bedtime routine, for example, is 45 minutes of a soft-glow reading light so I can curl up with my Kindle, followed by 45 minutes of light rain until I drift off to Dreamland.) The sunrise alarm will transform your mornings, too. You can wake up to a sound with 10 different sunrise hues to choose from, like Portland Lighthouse, Morning in Prague and — my personal favorite — Hiking in the Dawn. And when you just need to simply de-stress during the day, create a custom “mood” with a variety of soothing sounds and lights and allow your mind to wander. Plus, for just $49.99 a year, you can enable your (optional) Hatch Sleep Membership to gain unlimited access to a massive library of wind-down meditations, soundscapes and more. This is a splurge-worthy gift that may change their life!
When it's time to unwind and get cozy, they'll be happy they have this luxe, super-plush robe from Brooklinen. It's made of combed, long-staple Turkish cotton and features wide-sleeve adjustable cuffs, pockets and an adjustable tie waist. (You should probably grab one for yourself, too.)
As you can tell, we're all about gifting beautiful, functional products that help unwind and de-stress. This sleek stone diffuser is our top pick for a high-end diffuser because it's beautiful, quiet and it works. Simply fill up the water reservoir, add 20-25 drops of 100-percent pure essential oils, then put the plastic cap and ceramic top back on and choose your time setting — four or eight hours, which will last all night on intermittent mist. You can even choose from Vitruvi's huge selection of single-origin essential oils, blends and themed kits, like the Unwind Kit with their Dusk, Quiet, Nightcap and Sleep blends.
Don’t be mistaken — these are sleepbuds, not headphones. They’re specifically designed for sleep and don’t stream music or podcasts but provide soothing sounds to help you fall asleep and hit that REM sleep. The easy, intuitive Bose Sleep app provides access to 50 specially curated sounds, so you can download your favorites to the earbuds. And yes — they are super comfortable to sleep with and have an all-night battery (up to 10 hours) for a full night’s sleep.
This high-tech, small-space hydroponic garden features an LED lighting system that fosters photosynthesis and plant growth even in dark rooms and winter. It's easy to use, it looks good and it really works. You can grow up to six plants with 12 inches of grow height for herbs, lettuces, tomatoes and more. Plus, the stainless-steel finish will look sleek on your kitchen countertops or tabletops. Our favorite features, though: low water and nutrient reminders, automated lights and vacation mode.
If they sit at a desk all day, they'll appreciate this smart wellness tool. Therabody’s Theragun Prime will help soothe tightness and tension and ease discomfort without a trip to the chiropractor. This little handheld device reaches 60-percent deeper into muscle than standard massagers and allows them to choose from five built-in speeds — or they can customize their own in the Therabody app. The device also comes with four easy-to-clean attachments, the Dampener, Standard Ball, Thumb and Cone, each with different levels of impact to provide targeted pain relief wherever they may need it.
This is the ultimate work-from-home essential and one of our favorite tech gifts. HGTV editor Laura James says, "As a daily coffee drinker who frequently reheats my coffee, I couldn't help but be intrigued by Ember's temperature-controlling smart mug … After testing the mug for three months, we're convinced one of the mugs would make the perfect gift, even if it's one for yourself." Agreed!
Turn plain water into sparkling water in seconds. With Terra's compact design your sustainable friend can enjoy fresh seltzer at the press of a button. Designed to fit beautifully into any home or office, the machine features a slim, space-saving design and operates without electricity so they can use it anywhere. This special bundle includes the Terra sparking water maker, two quick-connect 60-liter CO2 cylinders, three one-liter BPA-free carbonating bottles and two bubly drops flavors — everything needed to start sparkling.
This double-insulated self-cleaning water bottle will ensure they meet their daily dose of H2O with confidence using a built-in, purifying UV light that self-activates every two hours. The powerful UV light technology combats any harmful germs or bacteria looming in the water, and the insulated stainless-steel body keeps beverages icy-cold for up to 24 hours at a time.
Your health-conscious partner will love this smart, countertop-worthy blender and hydration system. It creates perfect, silky-smooth blends and infused water at the push of a button. The machine will cycle through a perfectly-timed blend, so they can set and forget — at least for a minute. Its convenience is a huge selling point, too — simply screw the drinking lid and carry cap to the blending or hydration vessels to take it on the go.
Alo’s rigorously tested Warrior Mat is roomy, perfectly cushioned for joint support, antimicrobial, dry-wicking and slip-free. It’s also 100-percent formaldehyde-free, non-toxic and PVC-free, perfect for a clean practice and a peaceful savasana for the yogi in your life.
This $550 hair tool is a big investment, but it’s so worth it. For yourself or the beauty guru in your life, the Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler is a must-buy. Engineered for multiple hair types, the Airwrap is six tools in one. The complete set comes with 1.2-inch Airwrap barrels, 1.6-inch barrels, a soft smoothing brush, a firm smoothing brush, a round volumizing brush and a pre-styling dryer — plus a non-slip mat for safe tool placement and a compact storage case to store it all. From natural-looking, casual curls to smooth, straight strands to hair with textured body, this styler does it all.
This full-length, double-breasted teddy coat is perfectly on-trend and perfect for the winter months ahead. There’s even a fleece “hand warmer” pocket lining! Choose from Firewood or Winter White for a neutral, chic aesthetic that isn’t going away anytime soon.
A Kindle Paperwhite is perfect for the on-the-go bibliophile in your life. It’s thin, lightweight, waterproof and comes with up to 32 GB of storage to hold even more books, magazines, comics and audiobooks. Plus, a single battery charge lasts weeks for endless reading. Grab the Signature Edition to get wireless charging and an auto-adjusting front light.
There's a reason why The Carry-On has such a huge cult following. On the outside, this suitcase is seriously sleek with a durable yet flexible polycarbonate shell, two buttery-soft handles and smooth, 360-degree spinner wheels. Crack the shell open and you'll find a generous, central compartment intuitively separated for shoes and clothes with a hidden waterproof laundry bag tucked between them. Plus, we love that it's available in six classic and trendy colors.
HGTV editors love Solo Stove and for good reason. It’s portable, good-looking and smokeless, using the brand’s Signature 360° Airflow Design to create an efficient secondary burn that prevents annoying and smelly smoke. Plus, it’s a breeze to clean! Whether they’re camping, hosting backyard barbecues or turning s’mores, Ranger will let them enjoy a roaring fire from just about anywhere. We recommend grabbing Stand, too — it keeps surfaces protected from scorch and scratch marks. Luckily, this bundle already includes it — and for a good price!
The YETI Tundra 45 is tough, leakproof and ultra-portable, making it the ideal take-along for camping, off-road adventures and tailgating. Plus, no matter how hot it gets outside, this cooler will keep his food and drinks ice-cold for days — even on triple-digit summer days. You can even customize the white cooler with a collegiate or MLB logo to make this the best gift ever.
Whether you're headed to the pool, beach or park, these soft, insulated cooler bags and rugged, hard-sided coolers are quick to pack, easy to tote and super stylish.
As a Gen Zer, American Girl dolls hold a very special and nostalgic place in my heart. While there’s a variety of diverse dolls to choose from in their Truly Me and Historical Characters collections, there’s nothing like creating a one-of-a-kind doll that looks just like you. They’ll be able to choose from more than one million combinations to create a unique doll with their choice of outfit and accessory set, a personalized doll keepsake box and a personalized doll tee. And with your permission, they can create an account to build a personality for their doll and play in AG’s fun virtual world that features loads of activities, games, videos and more. I took my doll, Alexandria, with me everywhere (and still have her!), so trust me when I say it’s worth the money.
The Yoto Player takes storytelling to a whole new level. This little device is an audio and music player, sleep trainer, clock, sound machine and nightlight all rolled into one cool toy. Simply insert Yoto Audio Cards in the top slot to play them. With more than 300 content cards from a curated selection of bestselling audiobooks, singalongs, kids’ podcasts, educational activities and more, Yoto will spark your child’s imagination, independence and confidence. Large, tactile controls allow kids to skip forward/back and change the volume with ease, while a cute pixel display brings the audio to life. Plus, it’s portable with a rechargeable battery and even works on a regular Bluetooth speaker. Shop from a plethora of content cards or buy a bundle with packs already included to get them started right out of the box.
For the pet lover in your life, Wild One’s Harness Walk and Treat Kit is one to splurge on. Choose their go-to hue (lilac, cocoa or black) and build out the kit by choosing their pup’s harness and leash sizes. They’ll also get a sleek, matching poop bag carrier (because why not make it cute?) and eco-friendly treat pouch that’s also sleek enough to use outside of dog-walking adventures.
If you know an overly-protective pet parent (or if you are one), then this is the perfect gift. Furbo sends real-time alerts when your dog moves and barks or when another person comes into view. You can even record a message for your pooch or speak to him when he's looking lonely.
Need a house-cleaning assistant or know someone who does (ahem, new parents)? The iRobot Roomba i7+ will take cleaning off their mind, and their to-do list, for months at a time. (The Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal system allows it to empty itself for up to 60 days.) Plus, it will learn from their cleaning habits and offer customized schedules and extra cleanings when pollen count is high or during pet-shedding season. In a home full of kids and pets, this gift's one that will keep on giving.
Why waste drinking time (or even the drink itself) when you could use this clever system to pour a glass? With a specially-designed thin-wall needle, this device gently penetrates the cork, allowing you to pour faster than the original needle. This gives wine enthusiasts the freedom to pour any wine, in any amount, without removing the cork.
You’ve probably seen the Always Pan from Our Place pop up on your Instagram feed. And if you haven’t, well, let me introduce you. This pretty pan claims to be a do-it-all wonder tool designed to replace eight different traditional pieces of cookware, including a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer and more. Perfect for newlyweds, new homeowners and budding home chefs, the Always Pan is guaranteed to be a winning gift. And with 10 stunning hues, like sage, zest and steam, there's a color for every style and aesthetic.
No kitchen is complete without a Dutch oven. Le Creuset's Signature collection of enameled cast-iron cookware seamlessly blends classic form with ergonomic innovations. Optimized for steady, even heat, this Dutch oven is the perfect buy for expert and novice chefs alike. And with 20 stunning hues and eight sizes, there's truly a Le Creuset for everyone.
Brightland’s best-selling olive oil duo — AWAKE and ALIVE — are paired together to balance and round out your kitchen arsenal. Not only are the 12.7-ounce glass bottles beautiful, but the oils inside are lovingly made from heirloom California olives and harvested in a certified organic mill.