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So, you’re on a quest to find the perfect gift for that special someone — if you’ve been curious about what other folks have been adding to cart to impress their loved ones this year, you’re not alone. If you’re scrolling online and realize you need a gift for a partner, a parent, or coworker who you’ve sat next to for a year and still don’t know that well, we’ve rounded up the most popular gifts of 2024 to suit any budget.

Our editors are pretty much experts in present-buying at this point, and we’ve curated a plethora of gift guides over the years, whether it be unique gift ideas for the guy in your life who “doesn’t need anything”, or eco-friendly gifts for your friend that’s trying to live more sustainably. We’ve pulled together the hottest gifts of the year (so far) all in one place, from top-rated Amazon picks, to viral finds we’ve spotted on TikTok, along with best-sellers from brands that we’ve been known to gift ourselves — consider it our RS Wrapped. Seriously, there’s a reason why these really cool gifts have been trending hard, and they run the gamut from portable Bluetooth speakers, to a powerful carpet cleaner for pet parents (we love a super practical gift!).

If the internet loves it, we found it —  plus, most of these gifts can be found on Amazon, which is perfect for those last-minute shoppers whose best friend is next-day delivery. Read ahead for our 25+ most popular gifts of 2024 that we can’t get enough of.

1. lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L


This sleek, sporty belt bag from lululemon is the cooler older cousin of fanny packs of yore, and fits all of their essentials (phone, wallet, keys) in one place. This has been an on-the-go essential for everyone from young tweens to working moms in the past year, and we love that it can be worn around the waist or as a crossbody, so it’s more of a stylish accessory than just a plain ol’ bag.

2. Apple AirPods Max


If you’ve seen an aesthetic home organizing video on TikTok or Instagram reels lately, you’ve probably watched someone slip on a pair of these babies before they get down to deep cleaning. Apple’s AirPods Max wireless headphones are still a hot-ticket gift for a reason, featuring active noise cancellation and surround sound-like spatial audio tech that’ll let them listen to HiFi albums all day long — all packaged in a sleek, over-ear design that’s comfortable to wear. 

3. Owala FreeSip 40 oz Insulated Water Bottle


Believe it or not, this Owala water bottle might be dethroning the Stanley cup for good in 2024. The hydration game has been changed with two ways to take a drink (sipping through the straw or tilting the bottle to drink through spout), and it keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours without having to deal with the messiest part of owning a Stanley (that leaking straw). With 32,000+ 5.0 star reviews on Amazon, reviews praise the push button, leak-proof opening and convenient carrying handle.

4. Doc Martens Jadon Boot Smooth Leather Platforms

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From Olivia Rodrigo’s preppy-punk looks on stage, to the festival circuit this season, we’ve been seeing these Doc Martens Jaden Boots everywhere. While there’s no school like the old school, this update on the classic style features an eight-eye silhouette with DM’s polished smooth leather, all stacked on a 2-inch with a chunky commando tread. Forget sandals — they’ll really be able to stand above any crowd or kick around the festival grounds with these sleek and durable kicks.

5. Sol de Janeiro Jet Set


For anyone obsessed with getting their skin silky-smooth, the internet has recently fallen in love with Sol de Janeiro’s body washes and creams, known for their fast absorption that’ll leave them glowing. This travel-friendly Jet Set is a best-seller for a reason, featuring their cleansing Bom Dia Bright Body Wash, gently exfoliating Bom Dia Bright Cream, all finished off with the sultry scent of Cheirosa 40 Perfume Mist.

6. Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro


For the giftee who’s handy around the kitchen, but needs to maximize as much counter space as possible, this air fryer oven from Breville pulls double kitchen duty. They’ll be able to roast, air fry, dehydrate and more with 13 cooking functions, and the oven has a sensor with digital temperature controls that eliminate cold spots for precise and even cooking.

7. Apsvo Chunky Gold Hoop Earrings


While we’ve definitely been coveting Bottega Veneta’s four-figure drop earrings this year, you know the power of finding a good deal. These chunky gold hoop earrings are the perfect trifecta of good-quality, well-reviewed, and budget-friendly. Bonus: they come in a variety of trendy, statement colors if your gift recipient is not the “silver and gold” type. 

8. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


Amazon’s most portable (and popular!) Kindle offering, the Paperwhite has a super-thin design with an e-ink display that mimics a traditional paperback book. Like having a full library in their pocket, they’ll get 8GB of space to store their favorite reads (a 32 GB version is available for just $30 more). They can also customize everything from the way they “flips” the pages, to the desired brightness level and text size.

9. Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System


Give the gift of salon-worthy hair at home with Shark’s FlexStyle multi-styler, a buzzy alternative to the pricier Dyson option. Not only does it dry hair quickly, the attachments including barrels, brushes, and the Coanda curling dryer, which harnesses targeted airflow for styling. They won’t need a cosmetology degree, since this fool-proof styler measures air temperature 1,000x per second a second, thus preventing extreme heat damage. 

10. Slip Pure Silk Bundle


We all know about the power of a good night’s sleep, but what about the power of bedding that beats bedhead? This Slip bundle uses pure silk materials that are gentle on the hair and creates 43% less friction compared to average cotton pillowcases (it’ll also absorb significantly less of any product they put on their face). This set contains Slip’s silk Queen Pillowcase in pink, Sleep Mask in black, and a 3-piece large scrunchie set.

11. Meta Quest 2


Starting at just $199, the Meta Quest 2 is a worthy the investment for any gamers, especially if they’re curious about what VR can do. They’ll feel totally immersed with 3D positional audio, hand tracking and easy-to-use controllers, making any world in the 500+ titles feel as real as possible. The wireless connectivity and built-in battery also means that they can stay in the game for level after level.

12. Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine


If they’re ready to graduate from a Keurig, your java-loving giftee will appreciate the versatility to create barista-quality espresso drinks with the Nespresso Vertuo, still one of the brand’s most popular machines. Rare for a pod-based machine, it automatically adjusts the temperature, pressure, and brewing time depending on the type of coffee they put in. Pair it with one of Nespresso’s latest expressions — like their spicy and woody Ristretto Intenso — to create the ultimate coffeeshop in their own home.

13. Apple AirTag 4-Pack


Whether they’re using it to track their keys or want to keep track of a pet, Apple AirTags are popular gift for those of us who find misplacing items an everyday struggle (no shame!). Using the Find My app on their iPhone with the AirTags will make it incredibly easy to track that one item (or items) that consistently find themselves in the wrong places. The AirTag‘s built-in speaker will also make it convenient to ping the missing item and get an alert on whether they’re getting hotter or colder on their search.

14. Hatch Restore 2


With calming sunset light, a gentle alarm, and integrated meditation, the Hatch Restore 2 clock will not only help your gift recipient wind down, but actually catch some Zzz’s. They can personalize their sleep-wake routine, but it also functions as a sound machine, with a library of soothing sounds, white noise and several shades of mood lighting at their fingertips.

15. Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite Dpl FaceWare Pro


You’ve probably seen this red light therapy mask on your Instagram or TikTok feeds, but we’ve also given it to many of our friends as a great self-care gift for any occasion. Created by Dennis Gross, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon, this FDA-cleared device allows for a hands-free, full-face treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. They can switch between three different light options: red light, blue light or a combination of the two.

16. Ultra Slim Power Bank


For that friend who’s battery is always at 7% (we all know one), or jet-setters looking to juice up their phone on the go, this slim portable charger will help them stay charged anytime, anywhere. It’s lightweight (just the size of a credit card), and super easy to use with two charging cables and one USB output port.

17. TheraGun Mini Handheld Massage Gun


This is one of the most compact massage guns we’ve ever seen — it can be easily transported whether they’re throwing it in their gym bag or they’re taking it with them on a long trip, and it can be easily maneuvered around the body, too. It possesses the power you’re looking for in a massage gun, with three speeds to choose from and attachments included. They can even connect their device to the Therabody app to monitor recovery progress and get tips and tricks on getting a better massage.

18. COSRX Snail Mucin 96% Power Repairing Essence


For the giftee obsessed with Korean skincare, this cult-favorite COSRX Snail Mucin Essence has rave reviews for soothing damaged skin while also repairing dark spots and improving skin vitality. Some of the key components of snail mucin (which you might not have heard of) include collagen and glycolic acid (which you’ve probably heard of) that gently exfoliate and smooth out the skin texture. Take some pics and let the results speak for themselves!

19. Twelve South AirFly Pro


Twelve South’s AirFly Pro is an essential accessory for anyone with a pair of Bluetooth earbuds that just wants to zone out on their next flight. The wireless transmitter allows them to connect headphones to wired sources, like a plane’s in-flight entertainment center, or modern gym equipment. They can also connect it to their TV’s headphone jack, so they can watch videos on the big screen without interrupting the people they live with. 

20. Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0


For backyard hangs or frequent campers, this fire pit can hold logs up to 16-inches long and has a useful fire ring that keeps the flame centered and even. The brand also claims it’s got no “campfire odor” and is virtually smokeless. This new version of the Bonfire also has a removable fuel grate and ash pan that makes clean-up a breeze, so they won’t have to turn it upside down to get the ash out.

21. Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Speaker


Bose has a rich tradition of creating some of the best-looking and sounding speakers available anywhere, and the Bose SoundLink Flex is still buzzing online for that reason. It has a pretty stellar battery life at 12 hours per charge, weighs just 1.3 pounds, and has earned an IP67 rating for any outdoor adventure — it even floats.

22. Miami Beach Assouline Coffee Table Book


A part of Assouline’s trendy “Travel From Home” series, this Miami Beach edition by Horacio Silva is the “it” coffee table book right now. Whether your giftee is looking for some unique room decor, or they’re just dreaming of their next vacation, they’ll get 304 pages with over 200+ photos in full color of the city. It’s full of iconic art deco architecture, beach and nightlife photos — it’s like a full tour on a page.

23. Aesop Geranium Leaf Duet


If your giftee is not too keen on heavy perfumes, try this luxe body cleanser and lotion set from Aēsop — you know, the one in the bathrooms of celebs and upscale dining establishments? Their Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser and Geranium Leaf Body Balm are lightweight, but deliver a truly fresh-feeling clean and herbaceous scent thanks to the mandarin and bergamot rind.

24. Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker


Yes, they can ice cream that. That, too. They can make pretty much any creamy treat their heart desires with the Ninja CREAMi in three simple steps: simply prepare your base, freeze overnight, process, and enjoy. There’s no need to be a chef or a dairy expert to understand how it works (the paddle and downward pressure finely shaves and transforms ice particles into delicious treats), just that it’ll be a snap to make everything from ice cream to sorbet.


25. Bronax Pillow Slippers


These trendy lightweight pillow slippers are some of our favorite Adidas Adilette alternatives, and for good reason. Their tread is durable at the sole (unlike shower shoes), and their molded material is comfortable and supportive enough to run errands in. And if your recipient suffers from foot pain, the EVA material will also have them feeling like they’re walking on a cloud. 

26. Polaroid Go Instant Mini Camera


Gift them this ultra-portable Polaroid instant camera for any special occasion — if you give it to them during a party, even better, so they’ll be able to have instant printed keepsakes. They can find their light with the reflective selfie mirror, and pick their pose with plenty of time, thanks to the handy self-timer.


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