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December might seem far away but the holidays will be here before you know it. And holiday shopping, like most things in 2020, will look a bit different this year—namely that experts predict it will start much earlier (yikes!). That means that some of the year’s most popular products could sell out faster than usual.
To help you beat the rush, we’ve rounded up the top 10 gifts that will be at the top of everyone’s must-buy lists this year, from the number one Instant Pot to the loungewear and slippers that everyone’s obsessed with. If there’s something you want from the selection below, we recommend buying it while you still can. The longer you wait, the higher the chance that it will sell out before you can snag it.
1. Our favorite Keurig coffee maker
A coffee maker is one of those gifts you could get almost anyone on your list—which is why they tend to fly off the shelves. If you’re buying one now, we recommend the Keurig K-Cafe, which our experts chose as the number one single-serve coffee maker out there. It brews the most flavorful cup of joe in just minutes and even has an attached milk frother for when you want to get a little fancy.
Get the Keurig K-Cafe from Amazon for $153.99
2. The coziest weighted blanket from Gravity
Regular blankets are great but weighted blankets are even better—or at least they make for an even better gift in 2020. Of all the ones on the market (and there are a lot thanks to the growing trend), we found the Gravity weighted blanket to be the best. It has a super soft velvet exterior that’s made for curling up in and provides just the right amount of pressure that’s not too light but not too heavy.
Get the Gravity Weighted Blanket from Gravity for $189
3. The best Instant Pot
Some things (or rather, some appliances) never go out of style when it comes to gifts. Like the Instant Pot, which is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser this holiday season yet again. There are plenty of models to choose from but our favorite is the Instant Pot Ultra, which has 10 different cook settings (from pressure cooking to steaming to slow cooking) and can have a meal that usually takes an hour on the table in just 20 minutes. I.e. it’s perfect for anyone who finds themselves cooking at home more often these days.
Get the Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 from Amazon for $149.95
4. This trendy loungewear
Loungewear has become a hot commodity in 2020 now that many of us are adjusting to the “new normal” (a.k.a. working from home and living in sweatpants). Some of the most sought-after pieces include the super soft sets from Lou & Grey, the Moonlight pajamas from Nordstrom (which have thousands of glowing reviews), and even the classic bathrobe from Parachute, which has garnered quite the cult following over the years (including some of our own Reviewed writers!).
5. The gaming console every wants: Nintendo Switch
If you’ve been on the hunt for a Nintendo Switch this year, you’re all too aware that it’s been hard to find. The popular gaming console—which was a top-selling gift last year, as well—as skyrocketed in 2020 as people sought at-home sources of entertainment (hello, Animal Crossing!). Our experts have been scouring the Internet for all the places you can still buy a Nintendo Switch online but stock continues to be limited, so you’ll want to scoop one up while you can.
Get the Nintendo Switch Lite Bundle in Gray or Turquoise from Amazon for $329.99
6. The number one Amazon smart speaker
Give the gift of Alexa with the best Amazon smart speaker you can buy right now: the 3rd-generation Echo. We love its amazing sound quality, its plethora of functions and features, and the fact that it uses farfield voice recognition so you can even talk to it from another room. Smart speakers have sold out in past years so it’s a present you’ll want to buy early.
Get the Echo (3rd Generation) from Amazon for $84.99
7. These splurge-worthy Ugg slippers
Slippers are always a great gift—but this year, just like loungewear, it seems they’re at the top of everyone’s lists. For women, popular styles include the super plush Fluff Yeah slide (which celebrities from Selena Gomez to Madonna are obsessed with) and the Cozette slipper (which sold out at Nordstrom during their annual sale last month). For men, the Ascot slipper continues to be a top seller, with over 3,600 rave reviews on Amazon.
8. This expert-approved robot vacuum
Home might be where the heart is but it’s also where the clean floors are. People love robot vacuums because they do your cleaning for you and make life a lot easier—which we could all use this year especially. Our experts put some of the popular ones to the test and found the Eufy RoboVac to be the best value because not only is it affordable but it also picked up the most dirt per run.
Get the Eufy RoboVac 11S from Amazon for $159.99
9. The wildly popular Kindle Paperwhite
If you own—or have ever used—the Kindle Paperwhite, you understand the hype. It’s our experts’ top Kindle because it has the largest storage space, has 24 levels of illumination so you can read anytime, anywhere, and is even waterproof. Basically, it’s likely to be one of the most popular gifts this year so don’t hesitate to buy one now for the reader on your list.
Get the Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon for $149.99
10. The iconic Apple AirPods
Year after year, AirPods are one of the gifts everyone wants, and we don’t expect 2020 to be any different. You can buy the regular AirPods—they’re comfortable, durable, and easy to use—or you can upgrade with the AirPods Pro, which our tester dubbed the best earbuds Apple has ever made thanks to their large range and noise cancellation technology.
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