The Best Gifts For Every Adult in Your Life
Finding the perfect gift for an adult isn't easy. When it comes to kids, it seems like you can get them anything and they'll be excited. But grown-ups? Well, we're a whole other beast. The key to finding the perfect gift for an adult is to make sure it's not junk and something that can actually be used and, dare we even say, enjoyed. Whether it be a mother, father, teacher, friend, cousin, or distant relative, the best gifts lie in the beholder's interests. Think about the things they'd never buy for themselves — like a new bathrobe or nice lotion — and bridge the gap for them. If that sounds daunting, don't worry, we curated some options that might help.
Ahead, we gathered a list of presents you can grab for all the adults in your life. Not only are they useful and cool, but your adult friend will also be excited to use them and not throw them out a few months later. From cooking utensils to sunglasses and even some great beauty products, take a look at our top holiday and birthday presents for adults ahead. And be careful — you might want a few for yourself.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones
A Trendy Bathrobe: Brooklinen Checkerboard Robe
They will feel luxurious and look like a million bucks in this Brooklinen Checkerboard Robe ($106, originally $125). The robe is great for poolside adventures as well as throwing on after a hot shower. It's made of 100 percent Turkish cotton that feels incredibly soft. Styled with cropped sleeves, pockets, and an adjustable tie waist, this bathrobe is as trendy as they come.
A Moisturizing Lip Balm: Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm
If you've caught a loved one complaining of dry lips, pick them up this Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm ($23) to make their lips feel better. The balm features shea and murumuru-seed butter to moisturize and condition the lips. It can even be used overnight as a moisturizing lip mask. After all, it's a POPSUGAR editor favorite for a reason.
An Emotional-Support Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 40-Ounce Water Bottle
Staying hydrated isn't a problem with this Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 40-Ounce Water Bottle ($55) on hand. The baby-blue water bottle keeps liquids cool for 24 hours and can stay hot for 12. Its straw lid makes for easy sipping so they'll never be dehydrated. Plus, it's dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean.
A Soft Cooler: Yeti Hopper Flip 8 Soft Cooler
If the adult you know is always on a new adventure, this Yeti Hopper Flip 8 Soft Cooler ($200) will be their new best friend. The cooler is perfect for holding a meal and a few drinks and will keep them cold for hours on end. It's especially great for solo trips and hiking adventures.
A Viral TikTok Dress: Halara Everyday Cloudful 2-in-1 Flare Activity Dress
Drumroll, please . . . the TikTok-viral Everyday Cloudful 2-in-1 Flare Activity Dress ($40, originally $50) is here to make your loved one's day. It's made of Halara's classic cloudful fabric that's as soft as a cloud. You can count on this dress to be sweat wicking, comfortable, and worth every penny. It comes in over 20 colors to choose from.
A Hydrating Hand Cream: Evolvetogether Havana and Monaco Hydrating Hand Cream Duo Set
Their hands will never feel dry again with this Evolvetogether Havana and Monaco Hydrating Hand Cream Duo Set ($48) on hand. The creams are created with a BCE vitamin complex that is hydrating and protects and restores the skin barrier. They absorb quickly without leaving behind any sticky residue, and their size is perfect to take on the go.
Sporty Sunglasses: Vallon Howlin' Sunglasses
Great for the sporty adult in your life, the Vallon Howlin' Sunglasses ($114) come with a detachable head strap that makes wearing them a breeze. The shades have polarized lenses and a rounded aviator design that looks good on practically anyone. If they're in need of new sunnies, trust that these are the pair to get.
For Music-Lovers: Buy Marshall Emberton II Outdoor Speaker
If they're the type to always have headphones in, this Buy Marshall Emberton II Outdoor Speaker ($170) is a great gift. The speaker can be enjoyed for over 30 hours off one charge and has a tough and resilient design that's dust- and water-resistant. They'll be surprised by how loud this speaker can go.
A Chic Bathrobe: The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Bathrobe
Make their day-to-day a bit more luxurious with this The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Bathrobe ($135). The robe is breathable, lightweight, and effortlessly chic. It makes every day a bit more relaxing and comes in six styles and three sizes to choose from. Loomed in Portugal, this bathrobe is an elevated treat.
A Premium Cookware Set: Made-In 6-Piece Stainless Set
If you're looking to splurge on something high quality that they'll forever thank you for, this Made-In 6-Piece Stainless Set ($429, originally $486) is it. The set is nonstick and includes two frying pans, a saucepan, and a stock pot. It's great for those who are new to premium cookware. One POPSUGAR editor owns it and says its quality is unmatched.
A Cozy Gift: Nordstrom Bliss Plush Throw
The cozy season is right around the corner. Get prepped for the chillier season ahead with this super-popular Nordstrom Bliss Plush Throw ($29), which features over 2,000 positive reviews on Nordstrom's website. This really is the perfect gift for the adult who has everything — and likes to relax in style, of course.
For the Foodie: Cosori Smart Air Fryer
Might we humbly recommend this Cosori Smart Air Fryer ($140, originally $180)? It's essential for cooks and foodies alike. The product serves as a quick, efficient, and oftentimes even healthier cooking alternative to grilling up delicious meals at home. And one of POPSUGAR's own editors even said the air fryer changed her life for the better in this Cosori Smart Air Fryer product review.
A Personalized Mug: Tiled Margot Monogram Mug
The adult in your life can elevate their morning brew routine, with a more personalized touch, provided by this Tiled Margot Monogram Mug ($14). The mug is available to shop in just about every monogram style you could imagine. And the muted tile design is especially chic.
A Cooking Essential: Our Place Always Pan
Our editors genuinely can't stop talking about our love for the Our Place Always Pan ($145) — and for good reason. The internet-loved home-cooking essential is one of the most versatile tools out there — allowing adults to perfect all of their cooking techniques in a convenient, all-in-one product, rather than having to stock up on multiple pots and pans. Just read our editor's thoughts on the kitchen staple in this Our Place Always Pan product review for further inspiration.
A Thoughtful Gift: The Five-Minute Journal
For a fun and effective way to get their mind working in the morning, give them this The Five-Minute Journal ($29). The meaningful yet simple gift doubles as a thoughtful present that'll get them to start a new habit and even practice more gratitude on a daily basis. You definitely can't beat that!
A Travel Bag: Dagne Dover 365 Large Landon Carryall Duffle Bag
If they're always on the go, whether it's traveling, commuting to work, or venturing out to the gym, the busy bee in your life will definitely appreciate having this Dagne Dover 365 Large Landon Carryall Duffle Bag ($215) on hand. The smart bag has so many handy pockets — and despite its bulky frame, the product is actually refreshingly lightweight. One of POPSUGAR's own put the duffel bag to the test and said it was "worth the hype" — just read the Dagne Dover Landon Carryall product review for yourself.
A Pair of Slippers: UGG Tasman Slippers
We can't stop seeing these fun UGG Tasman Slippers ($100) everywhere. From TikTok to the street style wardrobes of the most fashionable celebrities (hi, Gigi Hadid), the shoes are having a major moment. We predict their glory to continue on, so make sure to treat your loved ones to their very own pair. Plus, they come in a handful of cute colors.
A Pretty Cooking Tool: Great Jones The Dutchess Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven
The Great Jones The Dutchess Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven ($160) is hailed for its multitasking capabilities — allowing even the most amateur chefs to cook up something truly special in the kitchen (four-course meal, anyone?) and all with little to no effort. Read our editor's take on the tool in this Great Jones Dutchess Enamel Cast Iron product review to get all the details on this kitchen essential.
A Chic Kitchen Essential: Caraway Cookware Set
This Caraway Cookware Set ($395, originally $545) has taken the internet by storm — and we have a hunch it's also one of the best gifts for adults. The cookware set is hailed for its nonstick capabilities, which help to make cooking and cleanup a total breeze. Not only does the set come in a multitude of fun colors (bonus!), but our own editor even tested the product for herself and confirmed it's totally worth the hype. Read POPSUGAR's Caraway Home Cookware Set product review to learn more.
For Coffee-Lovers: Ohom Ui Mug & Warmer Set
Adults can keep their cup of brew warm for as long as they like with the Ohom Ui Mug & Warmer Set ($88). The coffee cup might be a bit pricier than other mug styles, but the reviews alone prove the product is well worth the investment. Plus, it comes in 12 fun shades, so you can get them their favorite color.
A Fun Kitchen Gadget: Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour Over Kettle
This Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour Over Kettle ($165) not only heats up water fast, but it's actually incredibly stylish, too. The top-rated model is available to shop (and gift!) in five finishes. And despite its impressive frame, the product is also super compact, ensuring the gift won't take up too much storage space in anyone's home. Of course, the kettle isn't just a favorite of shoppers — it's also been tested and loved by one of POPSUGAR's own. Read our editor's Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle Editor product review to learn more.
A Fluffy Robe: Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
Because there's no such thing as being too comfy, the Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe ($99) is the perfect treat to give a loved one. It's available in five shades and patterns plus two limited-edition colors — how will you choose? The robe is inspired by the luxurious feel of super-plush towels, so you know it's a winner.
A Notebook: Rocketbook Multi-Subject Smart Notebook
This Rocketbook Multi-Subject Smart Notebook ($34, originally $44) will be their go-to for lectures. It's a scannable, multisubject, reusable notebook equipped with dividers so they can stay organized while getting through a day of back-to-back classes. They can export the pages of the notebook to their email or Google Docs and then just wipe them clean and start all over. It comes in plenty of cool colors as well.
For the Beachgoer: Sunflow Beach Chair
As seen on "Shark Tank," the Sunflow Beach Chair ($198) is great for lounging and napping. It has four positions, so your adult friend can find that special sweet spot; it is also easy to carry and can be purchased with special attachments, such as the Sun Shade ($48). Choose from an array of color options. A POPSUGAR editor reviewed it and loves its easy setup.
For Hot and Cold Drinks: Contigo Uptown Dual-Sip Stainless Steel Tumbler
Coffee and water sippers will highly appreciate this Contigo Uptown Dual-Sip Stainless Steel Tumbler ($19). The tumbler features both a straw and a spout that's perfect for drinks cold and hot. It's spill-proof and dishwasher-safe. Plus, it's a POPSUGAR editor favorite for its unique design.