The latest beauty sets, the hottest tech, the trendiest clothing—all things you'd normally expect to gift and receive for the holidays. But put a 2020 twist on it, and you're looking at a whole different type of present this year. If you haven't guessed by now, let us fill you in: The number one gift for 2020 is face masks.
That's right, according to a consumer survey conducted by Livinguard, 56 percent of shoppers plan to give face masks as presents this year. Maybe it's because more than three in four Americans (77 percent) have officially accepted mask-wearing as the norm for the foreseeable future, and want to help out their friends and family with practical gifts. Maybe it's because mask designs have come so far, gotten so much more wearable and so, so much cuter, that they're now accessories in and of themselves, and thus, they fit into that trendy clothing category we mentioned earlier. Maybe it's a subconscious way of letting everyone know once and for all that you do wear a mask, damnit, and they should too.
Who's to say, really. All we know is that if you're part of the 56 percent, these five masks ahead—all purchasable online and ripe for gifting—will do the trick.