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27 Gifts That Are Luxurious *And* Useful

Because luxurious doesn't always mean frivolous.

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1. A Samsung Frame for the aspiring aesthete whose current TV setup (a clunky flatscreen with a million jumbled wires) makes them cringe on the daily. This'll have their otherwise beautiful home looking exactly like the museum they've always dreamt it would., Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

This TV, which features built-in Amazon Alexa, is also equipped with "Art Mode," allowing users to display their favorite images whenever they're not binge-watching.

Promising review: "It may not entirely fool you into thinking it's a piece of framed art and not a TV, but regardless, it looks 100 times better above a fireplace than a big conspicuous wall mounted TV. It was expensive but worth it. I love that it has Apple TV built in as an app too!" —John Palmer

Get it from Amazon for $477.99+ (available in six sizes and five bezels).

2. Or, a mini movie projector so they can enjoy their favorite films, TV shows, and family videos from their very own home theater.

The Anker Nebula Capsule features an impressive built-in speaker and displays up to 100 inches diagonally. You might consider picking up an outdoor projector screen too ($27.99+ on Amazon), so they can have backyard movie nights or set it up in a large room in their home.

Promising review: "I highly recommend this projector. This projector superseded my expectations. It’s so efficient to use especially with the phone app as a remote control. You can charge it while using it. I will say that the only thing I wish it was better at was the ability to type your search without any glitches for YouTube searches. Other than that it works so seamlessly. I’ve already had other friends purchase while enjoying it at my place. It has a great quality of picture even if you have some lights on at night. If you’re trying to watch something during the day, you’ll probably want to get some black out curtains along with it then." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $299.95+ (originally $349.99; available in two colors).

3. A jar of the cult-favorite La Mer Moisturizing Cream that'll soothe, moisturize, and hydrate even the driest and reddest of skin. If they currently use this, they'll appreciate the refill. If they haven't used it before, well, you might just change their life forever.


Promising review: "Love this product! I don’t know what it is, but they’re doing something right. I’ve tried so many other less expensive options and keep coming back to La Mer. This cream blends perfectly with all sunscreens and foundations I use and doesn’t ever look like there is too much product built up or leaving a cakey look. My skin is super dry in some areas (around the nose or mouth) and oily in others (forehead) and this moisturizer seems to even everything out. After using the cream consistently for months, I also noticed a scar on my face start to improve, especially the redness. I’ll continue to repurchase and stop wasting money on continuously trying out less expensive products that I end up not using." —Cassie1189

Get it from Sephora for $190+ (available in three sizes).

4. A Miyabi Kaizen 10-piece knife set guaranteed to have them channeling their inner Emeril Lagasse like... BAM!

Miyabi Kaizen 10-piece knife set
Sur La Table

The set includes essential knives and tools for all kinds of kitchen tasks, as well as a magnetic easel for an easy, aesthetically pleasing storage situation.

Promising review: "The knives are very sharp and of high quality. Additionally, they look great especially with the easel display. Happy with this purchase." —kmitt

Get it from Sur La Table for $999.95 (originally $1,465).

5. A Bartesian machine that's basically a Keurig for cocktails. Yes, you read that correctly. This'll have them whipping up their favorite craft cocktails in less than 20 seconds, which means they'll have plenty of time to make you one, too. 😉🍸

Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

The Bartesian comes with glass bottles for them to pour their favorite spirits into. They'll then insert a cocktail capsule into the machine and program it according to the drink they wish to make. Then, right before their very eyes and in less than 20 seconds, a beautiful craft cocktail shall appear. Magic.

Promising review: "Full disclosure, I own a bar. Keeping all the mixers on hand and fresh to make this variety of drinks is a tall order. We often are out of one mixer ingredient due to product having expired. The convenience of having this at home with all the flavors premixed is hard to beat. The drinks are a surprisingly tasty and well-balanced cocktails. Initially, we were worried that they might be too sweet, an issue that plagues most off the shelf pre-mixed ‘cocktail mixes’. These are not too sweet. The variety is great and they are dead simple to use. Very pleased. This will be a hot-ticket gift item this holiday season." —Okiedoc

Get it from Amazon for $349.85.

If you need more convincing, be sure to check out my colleague Hannah's in-depth review.

6. A Dyson Supersonic hair dryer specifically designed for increased shine and decreased frizz. Whoever is lucky enough to receive this from you will feel like they just opened a salon in their bathroom — it's that good. 💇

four-pane image of same model using the Dyson hairdryer tool

Promising review: "I have very long, very thick, very curly mixed-girl hair. If you have unique hair that is either curly or thick and requires at least three different hair products to tame your hair, then this dryer is 100% worth the money! I never would have thought a dryer could make such a difference in my curl pattern but this thing not only dried my curly hair in one third of the time (12 minutes instead of 40), but it also left all my curls intact, no frizz, and somehow they look more shiny too." —ReviewerA

Get it from Sephora for $399 (available in three colors).

7. A natural raffia tray perfect for their lazy Sunday morning routine (which is just eating breakfast in bed and watching Netflix for hours on end).

raffia tray with a plate of pastries resting on it

The trays are handmade by local artisans in Uganda from carefully dyed raffia fiber and sweet grass, and are safe to use with food. Jungalow is a Black woman-owned business founded by Justina Blakeney and is based in Los Angeles.

Get it from Jungalow for $74.

8. A customizable luxury office chair because they've been WFH and are always complaining that their back hurts. These chairs offer up incredible lumbar support and aren't awkward or clunky like most office chairs. They can even be outfitted with built-in ~massage capabilities~. 🤯

Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

My super-cool colleague, Mal, has one of these chairs, and this is what she had to say about it:

"Choose from their office chairs and massage chairs, then customize colors and adjustments to your heart's content! When I got mine (pictured above) I chose the works – I have the massage and heat settings and I'll never be able to work without them again! I swear, this chair has increased my focus and productivity simply because I *want* to sit in it all day. Funny bonus, the wheels make it very easy to manuever, which is super useful in my tiny apartment when I need to roll it around two desks and a keyboard, through an illegally tiny hallway, and into the living room to use as extra seating." —Mallory Mower

Promising review: "This chair exceeded my high expectations for comfort, utility, and adaptability to my spinal and gluteal in keeping my back properly postured and my butt comfortably positioned. The price is still reasonable, consistent with its sturdy composition and its many adjustability features. I am delighted that I executed my well thought-out decision to purchase this office chair for my study!" —TonyO

Get it from X-Chair for $1,149+ (customization available).

9. A Breville espresso machine that comes with all the attachments, gadgets, and gizmos to make them a full-blown at-home barista. Now you can finally learn latte art together!


Promising review: "After working as a barista for four years, the thought of leaving the cafe to go to grad school was upsetting. It does everything I need it to in order to prepare any coffee shop drink! Perfect single or double espresso (even coming with dual wall filters to give decent espresso from pre-ground coffee), steam wand with acceptable pressure and good heat for texturing milk (latte art is a must for me and this machine allows me to achieve it 7/10 times). It has a nice size water tank with a good filter, hot water spigot for Americanos, storage tray hidden inside to hold filters and tools, a built in burr grinder which is amazing because it requires no extra space in your kitchen and works just as well as a separate one. I really love this machine and after 4 times daily use for the last two months I have yet to need to clean it with the tablets provided due to all of the self cleaning the machine does. Water is a great temp for brewing and steaming, and it’s not piping hot but plenty hot enough from the water spigot. This machine is kind of a 'why on earth not?' kind of deal." —Samantha Stangl

Get it from Amazon for $699.95.

10. A Marshall Bluetooth speaker for the audiophile in need of an upgrade. It's perfect for any size room in their home, and'll look oh-so-snazzy on their bookshelf or side table.

reviewer photo showing Marshall speaker on a table with a lamp

Promising review: "I am completely blown away by the big sound that comes out of this portable speaker. Behind the Marshall name is quality because this speaker is built very good and strong. I will enjoy this tiny speaker that sounds like a full surround system for many years to come. I will probably buy one of these for every room in my home." —RANDQUEZ

Get it from Amazon for $229.98.

11. The Mirror that's no regular, well, mirror. Aside from being the perfect size for high-qual OOTD selfies, it actually doubles as an at-home personal trainer — offering hundreds of guided workouts so they can get their sweat on *without* having an unsightly pile of workout gear shoved in the corner of their living room.

model taking an exercise class with the Mirror

Promising review: "This past spring, I stopped going to OrangeTheory and lifting at my gym. To attempt to maintain fitness at home, I did a good amount of running and bodyweight exercises. Once things opened back up, I decided I really enjoyed working out at home (convenience, etc.) and started to look at options. After exploring many things (Peloton, etc.), I can tell you without a doubt that the MIRROR reigns above all. The way the MIRROR structures their workouts, presents through the app, and has you working out is an awesome experience, regardless if it's yoga, cardio and strength (my favorite), or stretching classes. The instructors are amazing - come across as genuine people with their own personalities and ways to motivate you - and, they're working hard as you in the workouts. And, my #1 reason to choose the MIRROR is the entire day is packed with live classes from morning until night! It's really inspiring to have a live class to commit to and show up at. The amount of live classes and variety of workouts are outstanding! I love my MIRROR!" —Jason

Get it from Mirror for $1,495.

12. A Shinola jewelry traveler to keep all their bling nice and organized while they're on the road (and off the road, too, because their current jewelry storage setup is just a ball of tangled necklaces on their dresser).


These are made from veg tanned leather and are handcrafted in Italy. It can hold a number of accessories, including necklaces, watches, earrings, bangles, and bracelets. You can also have it monogramed!

Get it from Shinola for $175 (available in three colors).

13. A crystal water bottle that's sure to make one ~gem~ of a gift. Each bottle has a pure crystal stone fastened inside it, which is said to support revitalization and clarification of the mind and body (they're also just sooooo pretty). 💎

Free People

Each crystal is one of a kind, which means the size and color may vary from bottle to bottle.

Promising review: "It’s definitely worth it — it’s gorgeous, really well made, and it feels amazing to drink with. I love the little details that make it special (non-skid thing at the bottom, handle to carry easily, and the glass is a bit rounder where we drink so it feels softer than a usual bottle). Love it!" —fine

Get it from Free People for $80 (available in two kinds of crystals).

14. A cult-favorite Always Pan designed to replace all their other pots and pans. This nifty piece of cookware can be used to braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, AND boil — all they'll have to do is wash it in between uses. 😎

The Always Pan styled on a blanket
Our Place

The pan features an exclusive nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating and is made with an aluminum body that'll heat your food quickly and evenly. It also comes with a steaming basket!

Promising review: "This pan is EVERYTHING! I went from making pasta in the basket to steaming broccoli in it and then finishing my meal in there. Then I forgot about cleaning it because I’m lazy and the nonstick cleaned up so easily. The sponge they include is incredible; I do all my dishes with it now. Also it looks really cute sitting on my stove all day." —Darby S.

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors).

15. A bottle of Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore shampoo formulated with amino acids and biotin to moisturize *and* strengthen their hair. When it comes to shampoo, this is truly the gold standard.

Oribe gold lust repair & restore shampoo

The shampoo comes in a 33.8 fl. oz. bottle (for reference, an average shampoo bottle is 23.6 fl. oz., so this should last them a while!).

Promising reviews: "I hate that I love this soooo much. The price kills me but it’s so worth every penny. This makes my hair so soft and don’t get me started on the smell." —RD

"After all these years, finally I have found the product that is built for my hair. There is only one word to describe the Oribe line of products. PARADISE. I won't be using anything else." —Verified Purchaser

Get it from DermStore for $157.

16. A set of pretty wineglasses for the person who just purchased their first home and needs to stock up on the basics.

four wine glasses in various shades of pink by Estelle Colored Glass

These wineglasses are handblown by an artisan in Poland and are inspired by the maker's grandmother.

Get a set of six from Food52 for $175 (available in four colors).

17. A personalized BBQ board equipped with an extra large trough to catch any juices before they run onto the table. Perfect for any carnivore, it's made from 100% walnut and you can even have it monogrammed with their initials.

monogram wooden bbq serving board with the letter M and cooked meat on it

Promising review: "I got this for my husband for our wood anniversary. He loves it! He uses it every time he grills or smokes meat. It is a wonderful board." —Lauri

Get it from Food52 for $142.

18. A set of waffle towels made with a textured, honeycomb weave to transform their bathroom into a fancy at-home spa.

waffle towels draped over the side of a bathtub

Promising review: "Where has this towel been all my life. I just got my bathroom remodeled after 10 years and I look forward more to using my new waffle towel than the shower! Super soft and dries well vs spreading the water around." —Cheryln R.

Get a set from Parachute for $128 (available in three colors and two sizes).

19. A robot vacuum that'll do all the daily sweeping so they won't have to. This new little friend of their's will eat up all their crumbs, and will most definitely get a name of its own (fingers crossed Fido doesn't get jealous). 🤞

reviewer photo of the iRobot on their hardwood floors

Promising review: "Love, love, love this Roomba! We have three cats and it picks up all the cat hair. We have all wood and tile floors with some scatter rugs. It does a great job cleaning on all surfaces. Only negative, and I do not consider it a negative since we have three cats, is that we have to pause it a couple times during a cleaning cycle to empty the bin. Without the cat hair, it would do a whole cycle before emptying. We are seniors and it is so nice to sit in our recliners and have the Roomba do its job. Another plus is that it will connect to our echo dot and so all we have to do is say Alexa start the Roomba. Now if they make a model that can cook, we will be the first to buy it! LOL." —Floridamo

Get it from Amazon for $179 (originally $279.99).

20. An adorable micro tote that's *just* big enough to fit all their essentials and is sure to become their new fav accessory.

Angela Roi

Every Angela Roi bag is constructed by hand with only non-animal materials. 

Promising review: "I have nothing bad to say about the Cher. I have the original size which is perfect for work but not really convenient to carry around casually. But THIS BAG!!! Wow. the most perfect bag ever. This color is STUNNING. Probably my favorite color! I also might want to get it in black lol! This bag is roomy enough to fit my iPhone XS Max, a card holder, coin pouch, keys, sunglasses and hand sanitizer. Which is pretty much all I need these days. Anybody hesitating on getting this bag....don’t walk, run!" —Vanessa

Get it from Angela Roi for $195 (available in six colors).

21. A pack of tarot cards for the friend who's always dragging you to readings (even virtual ones!) and spending too much money doing so. Now, they'll have a nice deck so they can learn how to read on their own (and save you both some $$$ in the process).

table with crystals and some of the tarot cards laid out
threadsoffate / Via

The deck includes 78 holographic cards with gold foil illustration. It's also a gender-neutral set, which means some of the cards have been renamed (i.e. Kings = Rulers).

Promising review: "I am so extremely impressed with this deck!!! 100% worth the wait and worth the money!!! You will not regret buying it! It's absolutely gorgeous and they feel SO SO powerful 😍 I'm in love!" —Lisk, J.

Get it from Threads of Fate for $79.

22. An Ember smart mug that'll keep their coffee or tea at their preferred drinking temperature for however long it takes to finish it.,

Promising review: "I absolutely love my Ember mug. I am a slow coffee/tea/latte drinker and so it's just awesome to have the charging coaster right next to my computer. I have a hot beverage literally all morning long without having to play the microwave game. Seriously get one or gift one to your favorite coffee/tea drinker." —Jordan

Get it from Amazon for $99.95 (available in two colors).

23. A Slip silk pillowcase to prevent their hair from ending up in a million knots by sunrise.

Model hugging a pillow with a navy Slip silk pillowcase on it

In addition to eliminating bed head, this pillowcase will protect their skin, reduce split ends, and ensure their blowout lasts longer than they could've ever imagined.

Promising review: "Legitimately changed my life. I used to have to refresh my curls every day after a nap or sleeping as they looked terrifying and scary. Now I can go several days without doing this (around three) and usually wake up looking great. I also think that it is better for your skin as well. Love the dark gray color as it matches my sheets. To give you an idea of how much I love this thing, I took one on a three-week trip to India, where we changed hotels every night and put it on the various hotel pillows. I machine wash with sensitive soap and hang to dry." —LadyLady5678

Get it from Sephora for $89 (available in 12 colors).

24. A heated razor (the world's first!) that'll have them feeling like they're getting a luxurious hot towel shave every morning.


Promising review: "Let us start with the fact that this is slick-looking shaver is amazing. First of all, no more warming up blades under the hot water; you start and go, especially in the morning when we tend to run late to work or any other commitments. It slides and glides perfectly with the shape and super easy to clean. Magnetic charge is also something new in the shaving industry, makes this easy grab and go razor. I tested my husband skin right after the shave, and it’s absolutely perfectly smooth and silky even before balm. So if you're ready to make yourself happy with great shaving experience or want to get it as a gift, don’t hesitate. It’s really well worth it — a product that will last a long time and made by most trusted shaving brand in the world!" —Val & Clint S

Get it from Amazon for $199.94.

25. A mini Theragun massager to give them some sweet relief when cramps, knots, or tension strike. Better yet, it's super quiet and will easily fit in their purse or backpack.

model using the Theragun in white on their leg

Promising review: "I got this device to help with my lower back pain, not only did it help my lower back but it also helps after a nice husband fell in love with it too." —LIZZAM

Get it from Nordstrom for $174 (originally $199).

26. A Barefoot Dreams throw because they never have enough blankets when you go to their place for movie nights. The best way to describe these blankets is as if there were a big, fluffy cloud wrapped around your shoulders. They're just literally so. dang. soft. ☁️

Barefoot Dreams throw in cream draped over a chair next to a side table

Promising review: "I purchased my first Barefoot Dreams Throw at a Nordstrom store 10 years ago during the annual sale. I have purchased Throws, Blankets, Receiving Blankets, since that day. This item is an overwhelming hit with everyone that has received them!! They are so soft, so warm, wash well, when you buy one you'll regret not buying two!! If there is one "gotta get" purchase ever it is a Barefoot Dreams Throw item!!" —Mariemaire

Get it from Nordstrom for $147 (available in three colors).

27. And, a pair of limited-edition Mahabis slippers made from a luxuriously soft shearling that are anything but a standard house shoe. They feature a sheepskin-lined footbed and are designed to cocoon your feet for maximum comfort — making them a stellar buy for literally anyone on your list.

Mahabis curve shearling slippers in cream

Promising review: "A spot-on present! I surprised my partner on their birthday with a pair of classic Mahabis slippers a month early because I couldn’t wait any longer to see them wearing these warm, comfy and stylish slippers while working from home. They absolutely love them! I might just go ahead and get a pair for myself, too." —Timi

Get them from Mahabis for $180 (available in women's sizes 5-12 and two colors).

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