Don’t Overthink It: These Crowd-Pleasing Gifts Work Every Time

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Finding the perfect gift for your loved one can sometimes be more challenging than necessary. Sure, you want to find something they’ll truly love, but it’s important to remember that doesn’t always require doing loads of legwork in the process. After all, some gifts are universally satisfying. Whether your loved one has a knack for DIY blowouts, loves a home filled with delicious scents, swoons over luxury skin care, or craves a little extra comfort during what’s arguably been the most insane 365 days of the past 50-plus years, ahead you’ll discover the perfect pick from our holiday gift guide to make them merry as can be this season. 

1. Diptyque Baies Candle, $71

Diptyque is beloved for its deliciously-scented candles and equally as satisfying packaging. While the brand offers all kinds of gift sets this time of year, one of the best gifts is the brand's best-selling Baies candle, plain and simple. Once it burns down, the jar remains a beautiful statement that can be cleaned out and repurposed—something many bloggers and beauty lovers do with the chic candles.

Shop now: Diptyque Baies Candle, $71

2. Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer, $400

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Yes, it’s a hefty price tag—there’s no doubt about it. However, once you realize all that this blowdryer gets water out of hair in mere minutes, it's totally worth it. The brand has also recently extended its line of attachments that make styling all hair types quick and easy, and without the damage of other hairdryers.

Shop now: Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer, $400

3. Parachute Brushed Cotton Sheet Set, $149-plus

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For the folks who could use a little extra comfort this holiday season, fan-favorite bedding brand, Parachute, has you covered. While you can absolutely buy individual fitted sheets, top sheets, and pillowcases, this set offers a great base. It includes one fitted sheet and two pillowcases, both of which are insanely soft. 

Shop now: Parachute Brushed Cotton Sheet Set, $149+

4. UGG Coquette Slipper, $120

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ICYMI: UGGs are back in a very big way. While we’ve likely all been wearing the shearling-lined boots and slippers in our homes for years, now the ‘00s silhouettes are dominating the street style scene once more. And hey, can you blame us? They’re the top contender when it comes to next-level comfort. This is precisely why these plush slippers are sure to make your bestie/mom/whoever squeal with joy when they open them this holiday season.

Shop now: UGG Coquette Slipper, $120

5. La Mer Soothing Hydration Collection, $375

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Winter is known for being drying. So, for the skin-care lover among your friend group, you simply can’t go wrong with this celeb-favorite brand. While buying a full-size jar of Crème de la Mer costs a pretty, pretty penny, this set offers an all-encompassing glimpse into the luxury skin-care brand. The set features four of the brand’s best-loved treatments, including The Concentrate, The Eye Concentrate, Crème de la Mer, and The Lip Balm. Which ultimately means your skin-care-loving bestie is going to be pumped.

Shop now: La Mer Soothing Hydration Collection, $375

6. Pura Holiday Gift Box, $99 ($114 value)

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Sure, holiday candles are a wonderful gift idea, but if you want to give your loved one a more enduring gift of scent, consider this Pura Holiday Box. As a refresher, the Pura Home Fragrance Diffuser is a WiFi-compatible diffuser that pairs with an app on your phone to tailor the scent in your home. Not only can users select different scents for different times of the day, but they can also customize the glow of the diffuser (or opt to go without a light altogether). Best of all, this gift box comes with four delightful holiday scents, including Frasier Fir by Thymes, Holiday by NEST New York, Tinsel & Spice by Capri Blue, and Champagne by LAFCO New York.

Shop now: Pura Holiday Gift Box, $99 ($114 value)

7. Weezie Makeup Towels, $40

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Does your loved one constantly have to replace their makeup towels thanks to stains that just won’t budge? With these machine-washable navy blue towels, they won’t have to worry about stains. Plus, how cute are the different designs?

Shop now: Weezie Makeup Towels, $40

8. Bearaby Velvet Napper, $279

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Last but not least, we have the cult-favorite weighted blanket beloved by celebrities, influencers, and everyday folks alike. Just in time for the holidays, Bearaby brought back their sold-out Velvet Napper, only this time in gem tones that are sure to add a luxurious flair to any room. In addition to looking good, they actually promote better sleep and less stress and anxiety—something we could all use in 2020, no?

Shop now: Bearaby Velvet Napper, $279

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