Although we’re only at the end of summer, it’s about time we start thinking about holiday gifts. Why? Because if you wait too long, the hottest items will be sold out or back-ordered, so you’ll miss your window for the perfect present. Plus, if you put them on your radar now, you’ll be able to keep an eye out for them during Black Friday and other holiday sales.
Here at Reviewed, we test hundreds of products throughout the year, from robot vacuums to weighted blankets. So, our experts know the best of the best and exactly what everyone will be prying after this year. Below, you’ll find the 10 hottest gifts for 2020 that everyone will have on their wishlists.
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Disney+ was last year’s hottest streaming service and its popularity has not slowed down. With new offerings like Hamilton and the new live-action Mulan, Disney+ is as enticing as ever. Plus, with access to pretty much every Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel movie, it’ll surely bring a smile to anyone’s face. You can give a one-year subscription for your recipient and Disney+ will email instructions on how to redeem it to your recipient on the day you choose.
Anytime there is a release of a new gaming console, you know everyone is going to want one. This year, gamers are blessed with the new Xbox Series X and Playstation 5, both of which claim to be the most powerful console yet. Plus, to get access to the latest games, you’re going to need one. They’ll likely be released in November, but you can sign up for email updates and preorder as soon as possible, because—trust us—they will sell out.
Kids can join in on the gardening fun most adults have been having in quarantine with this garden kitchen from Fisher-Price. Recommend for kids 12 to 36 months, this adorable playset had a garden side and a kitchen side, so kiddos can cook what they grow. Our parenting editor, Anna Lane, believes this will be a hot item amongst younger kids this year.
During these stressful times, we can all use a little relaxation, which is why an aromatherapy diffuser will be a great gift in 2020. The Airomé Serenity Medium Diffuser is the best essential oil diffuser we’ve ever tested because not only does it have a gorgeous design, but we also found it to be easy to operate and clean. It provides an even scent for up to six hours and is available in several designs to suit your giftee’s decor.
Last year, Apple AirPods were probably the most coveted products of the holiday season, but this year the upgraded AirPods Pro will be all the rage. They earned our pick as the best truly wireless earphones because Apple somehow managed to make the amazing AirPods even better. They’ve been fitted with better sound, have incredible noise-cancellation, and are finally water-resistant. What more could you want?
Going on this year’s theme of at-home coziness, weighted blankets are going to be a big hit again. Plus, the weighted beads can have a calming effect—something we can all use right now. When we tested some of the best weighted blankets on the market, we found we liked snuggling up with the Gravity Blanket the most. This would be a great gift for anyone who loves cozying up with a warm cup of tea or needs an extra stress reliever in their life.
These days cooking can be super overwhelming. There are so many gadgets to choose from and too many pots and pans to wash that sometimes it’s just easier to order take out. But the Always Pan from Our Place claims to replace eight pieces of cookware and can do everything from sauteing, frying, boiling pasta, and so much more. After testing it, we loved its versatility as well as how absolutely gorgeous it is with its terracotta finish and Instagrammable look.
The person who seemingly has everything might love to learn a new skill. MasterClass offers virtual classes from famous celebrities on pretty much every topic, like cooking with Gordon Ramsay, basketball with Steph Curry, or acting with Natalie Portman. Our editor-in-chief has used MasterClass himself and says the classes are inspiring, interesting, and, most importantly, self-paced, so they can do it whenever they have free time.
These days we’re spending more time at home than ever—and spending more time noticing how dirty our floors are. Give your giftee the gift of clean floors without lifting a finger with a robot vacuum. The Eufy RoboVac 11s is our favorite affordable robot vacuum because of its impressive dirt pickup and quiet operation. The slim profile also makes it easier to reach every nook and cranny, and since it’s reasonably priced, you can splurge a little on your loved one.
Now that most of us are working from home or taking classes virtually, we could use some good headphones to cancel out our family members and roommates, specifically noise-canceling ones. The Sony WH-1000XM4’s are our new favorite noise-canceling headphones (dethroning their original flagship, the WH-1000XM3). They look nearly identical as their predecessor and have the same nifty feature of active noise-cancelation. But they have better sound and a more seamless Bluetooth connection that makes them worth the upgrade.