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39 Gifts for Millennials (Vetted by Discerning Millennials)

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We have to admit something: millennials are the worst to shop for. So finding the perfect gifts for millennials is daunting: They’re never satisfied and when they want something, they immediately go out and buy it themselves. I know this because I am a millennial. So, where do you even begin? Welp, you can’t go wrong with something useful, like a cordless vacuum specializing in pet hair or a cold brew coffee maker. Not really their vibe? No worries. Consider treating the millennial in your life to some self-care in the form of cashmere socks or a super hydrating face mask. Still not quite right? Just have a 30-something-year-old do the curating for you (ahem, that would be me). Here, a breakdown of 39 giftable items that any millennial is sure to love.

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Blendjet

1. Blendjet Blendjet 2 Portable 16 Oz. Blender

For the healthy eater

This lightweight, cord-free blender allows any health-conscious millennial to just throw in some ice, a banana, maybe some additional fruit and protein powder and carry it along with them, then blending it right before they want to drink it, so it's got that smoothie-bar freshly made zip.

FP Movement Infinitee open-back long sleeve t shirt
FP Movement

2. FP Movement Infinitee Top

For the activewear collector

This lightweight ribbed top has long sleeves, a drapy silhouette and a crisscross back that adds distinctive style to a versatile piece. And the polyester-lyocell blend material keeps its shape and intense color (it comes in eight hues, from neutral military green to vibrant magenta).

Size range: XS to XL

Amazon

3. Mobot Big Bertha 40oz 2-in-1 Foam Roller Water Bottle

For the worker-outer

Sporty types will enjoy this large water bottle that's clad in recycled BPA-free stainless steel and high-density, non-toxic EVA foam that will support up to 350 pounds as a muscle easing tool. What's more, filled with cold water, you can take a refreshing gulp between cold strokes of this on your aching quadriceps.

mani me gift set
ManiMe

4. ManiMe Must-Have Gift Set

For the one who loves their hands

For anyone who deserves to upgrade their mani game, give them the opportunity to enter the world of custom-fit nail decalery. This set includes the brand's base coat, top coat and pouch, along with a $30 gift card that lets your giftee choose among dozens of decal styles. Art deco, floral and solid color designs in no-chip, easy-to-apply and long-lasting decals mean she'll never go back to drugstore acetone and a gloppy old bottle of pink polish.

Amazon

5. Oculus Quest 2 Advanced All-in-one Virtual Reality Headset

For the gamer

The early adopter on your list will love leaning in to the Metaverse with a virtual reality headset. They can use it to play games, virtually attend concerts and sporting events and whatever else happens in this brave new world. A big plus is the easy install—the giftee just opens the box, sets it up with a smartphone app and jumps into VR.

Spanx leggings
Spanx

6. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

For the fashion trend lover

This is arguably the must-have update to fall-winter '22 wardrobes, combining '90s retro vibes with stretch comfort. This bestselling style has an extra-wide waistband that smoothes the figure, as well as design that has no center seam—so no more camel toe. Order one size up from you giftee's usual size to capture the ultra-snuggly millennial vibe.

stack of books bedside tissue box
Amazon

7. MyGift Vintage Book Tissue Box Holder

For the interiors lover

This gifts nods to the millennial home design trend called "whimsigoth": A little bit Harry Potter, a dash of cottagecore and a whole lot of warmth. This 11.6-by-6.5-by-4.25-inch wooden box has a hinged flip top that opens to accommodate the standard rectangular tissue box, so there's no more packaging to disrupt your home-loving recipient's bedside table lewk.

Urban Outfitters

8. James Folding Bed Tray

For the can't-get-out-of-bed millennial

Millennials have mastered the WFH game and this folding bed tray makes the experience that much easier. There's a drawer for a few office supplies and a panel that adjusts to three angles to comfortably position a laptop for typing or Zooming from bed. And if your giftee doesn't feel like doing any work, it's an equally charming brunch-in-bed tray.

9. 'Only the Good Stuff'

For the newbie cook

Let's say your millennial giftee just moved into their first apartment, meaning they'll have to start preparing their own food. While nothing compares to Mom's home-cooked meals, assist them in easing into adulthood with PureWow's very first cookbook! We compiled our top recipes from the past decade to create Only the Good Stuff, a collection of easy-yet-impressive breakfasts, apps, mains, sides and desserts.

Amazon

10. Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker

For the coffee addict

Luckily, this cold brew coffee maker lets the caffeine-dependent millennial on your list make the good stuff with barely a pause in their WFH lifestyle. Just add fresh ground coffee and filtered water and let it steep for 12 to 24 hours in the fridge before pressing and pouring into a glass. Bonus: The whole contraption is dishwasher safe, which is necessary for getting rid of all those tiny coffee grinds.

Amazon

11. Nulipam Sunset Lamp Projector

For the one with winter blues

All over TikTok, this is the millennial selfie trend that is just the thing to counter grey winter light. This 10-inch table lamp comes fully equipped with a wireless remote, four gradient modes, sixteen colors and flash, strobe, fade and smooth effects for an immersive sunset experience. Best of all, its 180-degree rotating head allows users to adjust the size and shape of the halo, because framing is everything.

Winc

12. Winc Wine

For the aspiring sommelier

The only thing we love more than wine that gets delivered straight to our door is wine that’s heavily discounted but tastes expensive AF. Winc is a DTC wine company that creates over 100 varieties from premier wine-making regions around the world and delivers them via an easy-to-use monthly subscription. Send a two-month gift card that will bring six or so bottles of wine that they choose online after taking a short taste quiz. Because Winc works directly with vineyards, they can offer high end bottles starting at just $13.

Bearaby

13. Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket – 15lbs

For the millennial who’s always stressed out

Stress and anxiety are two things most 30-somethings know all too well. One simple way to help them deal? With a weighted blanket. The density creates physical pressure on the body and can increase the release of serotonin (aka the happy chemical) in the brain for a calming effect. This Bearaby style is our top pick because it happens to look more like a chic woven throw, instead of a drab quilt.

Amazon

14. Üllo Wine Purifier

For the millennial who’s always hungover

Whether they’re fans or white or red, wine drinkers can all agree on one thing: hangovers are no fun. But this handy wine purifier sits atop any size glass and filters out sulfites, which are artificial preservatives said to be responsible for those morning-after headaches.

blue Dyson Airwrap hair styler
Sephora

15. Dyson Airwrap Styler

For the wannabe hair stylist

The TikTok styling videos of this multi-use styling tool are both hypnotic and inspirational. Newly reengineered to be curled in both directions using the same barrel, this splurge-but-worth-it set includes six tools in one. There are soft and firm smoothing brushes, a round volumizing brush, a smoothing dryer, and 1.2- and 1.6-inch long curling barrels—as well as a handsome storage box that has status appeal on your bathroom countertop, and a travel pouch. You don’t even need to know how to use traditional hair tools—the Dyson motor attracts and wraps hair, using only air.

Our Place

16. Our Place Dinner For 4

For the hostess

The Our Place Always Pan is a total gamechanger for small kitchens, since it excels at both space-saving and multi-tasking. But the brand also sells super-chic plates, bowls and cups that coordinate flawlessly with their trendy cookware. Consider this the ideal starter kit for someone just learning how to function as an adult.

Bloomscape

17. Bloomscape Philodendron Heartleaf

For the plant parent

Even those who aren’t natural gardeners will find it easy to care for a philodendron. Before long, the vines will start growing in a pretty cascade over the edge of the gorgeous pot (your choice in five chic matte colors). Yup, it’s basically a decor piece too.

Credo

18. Wildling Aura Collection

For the self-care devotee

First there was jade rolling. Then Gua Sha became the next big thing. Now, it’s all about lymphatic drainage. Get them into the trendy self-care ritual with this kit that includes a dry brush, Aura stone and body serum and oil that seeks to detoxify, soothe skin and release tension from head to toe. It’s self-care on a whole new level—just the way millennials like it.

Amazon

19. Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven

For the pizza lover

Another thing millennials like? Pizza. But there’s only so much Domino’s delivery one body can handle. Enter this tabletop pizza oven, which bakes just like a brick oven, due to enhanced heating dynamics and total flame control. It’s made of easy-to-scrub stainless-steel, so mom can’t even criticize your cleaning skills (or lack thereof).

Tineco pet stick vacuum
Amazon

20. Tineco A11 Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

For the pet lover

A Dyson cordless vacuum might be the popular choice, but this option from Tineco is half the price and cleans twice as well. Don’t believe us? Read this glowing review of a similiar Tineco model. Our favorite details? The polished blue-and-white color scheme and the genius app integration.

Blue Bottle Coffee

21. Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription

For the lazy coffee lover

Blue Bottle coffee shops are only in a handful of cities around the U.S. and Asia, but anyone can get their delicious beans—from espresso to single origin to decaf—sent straight to their door. Opt for the weekly or monthly subscription options that can be customized based on what they want, how much they drink and how often they'd like it to arrive.

Wild One

22. Wild One Collar Walk Kit

For the millennial with a fur baby

This one’s for all the dog moms and dads who put just as much thought into their pup’s aesthetic as their own. Wild One’s walk kits come with everything you need for a fashionable stroll around the block: a matching collar and leash, plus a poop bag holder, which comes in seven crowd-pleasing colors (yes, millennial pink is one of them).

Jenni Kayne

23. Oak Essentials Ritual Oil

For the fan of clean beauty

This oil is the standout star product from designer Jenni Kayne's minimalist skincare line, Oak Essentials. (Good thing, since a rocking skin oil is arguably the most popular new self-care item of the last decade.) This skin oil contains four super-absorbent oils including Marula and Blue Tansy oils, as well as soothing botanicals formulated to be ideal for all skin types. And maturing, acne-prone skin (hey, hey, millennials) will especially love its anti-inflammatory and hydrating benefits.

Urban Outfitters

24. Fujifilm Mini Link Smartphone Printer

For the nostalgic millennial

Baby Boomers had Polaroid cameras, and millennials have this Fujifilm smartphone printer. It sounds like exactly what it is: a mini printer that connects to your phone via Bluetooth and almost instantly pops out the photos you wish to print. That means you’ll get iPhone quality pics, ready to hang on the fridge.

Baby One More Time Britney Spears LP
Urban Outfitters

25. Britney Spears - Oops I Did It Again (20th Anniversary Edition)

For the lifelong Britney Spears fan

If you grew up in the ‘90s, there’s no greater nostalgia than listening to Britney Spears. This record is sure to bring back all the feels.

Revolve

26. Bala Bangles Weighted Bangles, Set Of 2

For the at-home workout fanatic

Who ever thought workout equipment could be a status symbol? These one-pound bangles are beloved by fitness influencers including Melissa Wood for their comfortable fit around ankles and wrists. Plus, they’re actually pretty to look at.

long sleeve brown onesie
Skims

27. Skims All-In-One Long Sleeve Onesie

For the risk taker

FYI, workout onesies have made a total comeback, and like the rest of athleisure, they have moved from the sweat studio to the streets. This nylon-spandex one-piece has a scoop neck and long sleeves, and it's lined in Skims signature, figure-shaping powermesh fabric. And the back zipper closure makes the design look like a proper outfit—just add a status bag, like a Kardashian.

Lululemon

28. lululemon Sweatsuit

For the loungewear lover

Just looking at this gray sweatshirt and pants from lululemon makes us feel all warm and cozy. And they’ll love this matching set, whether or not they asked for loungewear as a gift this year. P.S. If spring was any indication, you’re going to want to grab this gift early; sweat sets will most definitely sell out before the holidays.

Zappos

29. Acorn Moc Slipper

For the millennial whose feet are always cold

Slippers are the new footwear of choice for shuffling around the house during the workday. And they make great gifts, because everyone could use a cozy treat as cold weather approaches. These ones feature ultra-cozy fleece on the inside and outside, plus a super grippy slip-proof sole.

Urban Outfitters

30. Inkeltech Ring Light

For the millennial who’s always on Zoom

While Gen-Z is using ring lights for their TikTok makeup tutorials, millennials are just trying to look more alive on Zoom. This tripod will be much appreciated come winter when their skin could benefit from some faux-radiance.

Amazon

31. Loopy Mango Diy Merino Wool Scarf Beginner Knitting Kit

For the creative

This winter, your giftee will be enjoying quiet nights at home, learning to knit and finishing a scarf while they are Netflix binging.

Best Buy

32. Click And Grow Smart Garden

For the gardening newbie

Judging by their ability to kill succulents in record time, they don’t exactly have a green thumb. But one thing millennials can most definitely grow? Herbs and veggies in this countertop hydroponic garden. There’s virtually no maintenance required, because it delivers the exact amount of water to keep the plants thriving, and the refillable tank holds enough H20 for up to three weeks.

Yeti

33. Yeti Rambler 12 Oz. Colster Slim Can Insulator

For the ice cold beer lover

Have you ever tried to use a regular koozie on a slim can? Yeah, it doesn’t work too well. But this slim can insulator from YETI fits perfectly, to keep that hard seltzer ice cold until the last drop. Consider this to be one stocking stuffer that will definitely garner an, “oooh, cool!” response.

Urban Outfitters

34. Nintendo Switch Super Mario Party Video Game

For the millennial who’s still a kid at heart

The days of Super Nintendo were simpler times, back when we played Mario Kart for hours on end and mom supplied the Bagel Bites. While a few of us still have that vintage gaming system, the timeless game is even more fun to play on Nintendo’s newest and trendiest device, Nintendo Switch. We think it’s because of the high-tech screen and super clear graphics. We call dibs on Baby Mario.

Amazon

35. Pinch Provisions Digital Detox Kit

For the millennial who’s always glued to their phone

This handy digital detox kit from Pinch Provisions is ideal for that late 20-something who can’t stop scrolling TikTok before bed. Inside, you’ll find digital detox tips, an infinity fidget cube and an activity dice that can help lower their weekly screen time. There’s also a mini alarm clock, which is helpful for keeping their phone out of the bedroom, a pouch to tuck their phone in before bed, ear plugs and an eye mask.

Amazon

36. Phone Soap

For the germaphobe

It's a charger and a sanitizer in one. This handy little device effectively zaps 99.99 percent of all bacteria and germs with two germicidal UV-C bulbs. Given how much millennials touch their phone, the peace of mind is honestly priceless.

Sephora

37. Summer Fridays Jumbo Jet Lag Mask

For the skincare junkie

When this hydrating overnight mask hit shelves in 2018, it was an instant hit. While it was originally created to restore moisture to skin post travel, it’s been adopted by many as an everyday moisturizer. Meaning we go through it like water.

Nordstrom

38. Boy Smells Kush, Ash, Cedar Stack Votive Set

For the candle hoarder

This candle brand is super popular, all thanks to its millennial-friendly packaging and cheeky candle names. This trio combines the first three scents the cult-favorite company ever created, making them some of the most loved (i.e. you definitely can’t go wrong).

Naadam

39. Naadam Signature Cashmere Socks

For the one who gets cold feet

The moment you turn someone on to 100 percent cashmere socks is a moment they won’t forget. Suitable for men and women and guaranteed to transform any thirtysomething's idea of what plain old socks can be.


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