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Giving your girlfriend a meaningful gift doesn't have to require hours of internet research.
Below is a list of thoughtful gifts for your girlfriend, from accessories and tech to home decor.
Still looking for gifts? Find more gift guides broken down by interest, budget, and person here.
Giving gifts as a couple can be a lot of fun. You know what your partner loves, what small daily annoyances of theirs that you can solve with a thoughtful gift, and how much they'll appreciate knowing the gesture came from you.
Odds are you want to give them something wonderful – whatever your price range is. All most of us need is a little direction and a few great options to pick from, so we put together a list of our favorite gift ideas for girlfriends of all types to help guide you, below.
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This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by LIVELY. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*
Delicious sweets from a famous NYC bakery
Milk Bar delivers its decadent cakes, cookies, and truffles to your doorstep.
A pass to get into a bunch of boutique fitness classes
Boutique fitness classes are expensive, which can make trying new workouts — either for variety or to figure out what we like — less appealing.
ClassPass solves both issues. It’s relatively affordable, and members can access a neverending catalog of great workouts with small class sizes. If your partner is getting back into fitness after over a year of at-home workouts, we’d highly recommend a gift card here for whenever they’re ready to use it.
A disposable camera that doesn’t take you out of the moment
Interested in preserving memories without taking yourself out of them? A good disposable camera or a film camera can take the pressure away from perfection and editing so you can savor your experiences together.
The best electric toothbrush
We’ve tested our fair share of electric toothbrushes, and we think Colgate’s Hum is the best value. It cleans thoroughly and offers advanced features and modern design for $70 — which is considerably more affordable than options with fancy features you may not use enough.
Silky, breathable leggings
Everlane’s Perform Leggings are some of our all-time favorites — they’re breathable and silky, like a slightly less expensive version of Alo leggings. You can read a full review of the Everlane Perform Leggings and see pictures of them here.
A nice gold vermeil and sapphire zodiac sign necklace
Mejuri is a Canadian startup created in 2015 to make fine jewelry affordable to buy — and it has racked up waitlists with more than 40,000 people before. Their popular Zodiac Necklace is cool, minimalist, and something she can wear every day. It’s made in gold vermeil with AAA quality white sapphires. Mejuri’s affordable pricing means the estimated traditional retail price of the same necklace elsewhere would be closer to $235.
A streaming bundle that checks off all the boxes
Hulu, Disney+ ESPN+ Bundle, available at Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, from $7.99 per month
If canceled sporting events or trips to Disney have you feeling down, you can gift Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu together to ensure the next few months include plenty of entertainment options. If your partner is not too fond of ads, this bundle can also be purchased with the ad-free version of Hulu.
A small skincare tool that removes 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup residue
Our team swears by these gentle yet effective cleansing brushes. They have hygienic silicone bristles and come in five different models for different skin types. The Luna is small enough to bring on the go, so they can maintain their skincare routine while traveling.
A Dutch oven to elevate their bread game
Did they get into baking bread and, miraculously, stay committed to it? If so, a really nice Dutch oven can help elevate their game. You can get something great for under $100, or you can splurge on a beautiful Le Creuset. Other meaningful upgrades include a cooling rack, according to the famous baker Apollonia Poilâne.
Her favorite specialty food straight from the source
Goldbelly makes it possible to satisfy their most specific and nostalgic cravings no matter where they live in the US — a cheesecake from Junior’s, deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati, and more. Browse the iconic gifts section for inspiration.
The best socks she’ll ever wear
Bombas makes the best socks we’ve ever tried, and they’re a gift we find ourselves giving every year to loved ones. They’re lightweight, moisture-wicking, and built to circumvent annoyances like uncomfortable seams and heel slipping.
A powerful, customizable massage gun
This is the best massage gun we’ve tested — though it’s also on the higher end of what you would expect to pay. We loved it in part due to its two-year warranty, adjustable massage arm, customizable speeds, 60 lbs of no-stall force, six different heads, an extra battery, and how easy it is to use.
An 8-in-1 pan that helps to declutter your home
If you’re spending more time at home cooking together — or re-organizing the kitchen — they can definitely appreciate a beautiful 8-in-1 cookware hack.
The Always Pan from startup Our Place is a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest in the space of a single pan. In other words, a clever generalist that’s extremely convenient for small spaces or minimalist cooks. You can read our review here.
A membership to a huge outdoor co-op
An REI membership offers a lifetime of benefits for a one-time purchase. That includes 10%-back dividends, special offers, access to in-store REI Garage sales, and special pricing on REI classes and events. Find out more here.
The best bathrobe that money can buy
Snowe’s unisex bathrobe has been called the best and most absorbent terry robe on the market, and I’m just one more fervent believer. The cotton fiber traps air for extra absorbency, is soft and plush, and the unisex sizing means it will feel like a blanket-turned-robe. Perfect functionality, and extra points for coziness.
A tracker for finding cell phones and wallets quickly
When they can’t find their phone, all they have to do is click their Tile button to make their phone ring, even if it’s on silent. We’ve found them especially useful lately.
16 highly-rated sheet masks
Grab them 39 sheet masks to make it easier for them to have a frequent and well-deserved “treat yourself” day. These are highly-rated and have both vitamin E and collagen included for healthy, happy skin.
A lounge set to relax in
Since many people are spending more time at home than ever before, it’s never been clearer that comfort is key. LIVELY’s lounge kit comes equipped with the brand’s cozy All Day Lounge Set, a sleep mask for some extra shut-eye, The Best Day Ever Socks, and the Cotton Duster. Plus, the included gift box is pretty enough to give unwrapped.
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A standing desk for a home office upgrade
If they’re working from home, they might love a home office upgrade the most. We ranked the Fully Jarvis the best standing desk; it provides the right blend of features and reliable performance. Its customizations for style, height, and accessories make it adaptable to pretty much any need.
A sleek fitness tracker that includes heart rate monitoring
Fitbit’s affordable Inspire 2 tracker has no shortage of useful features to keep them informed about their physical activity. The heart rate monitor lets them be more strategic about their workouts by tracking calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones.
Hand sanitizer that smells good
We’re using hand sanitizer a lot these days. Why not pick one they’d enjoy using? This version from Touchland is a little moisturizing and doesn’t smell like alcohol or make your hands sticky. Read our full review here.
A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that look good enough to wear outside of the house
Help mitigate some of the strain from constant screens with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. They might even help with their sleep.
The convenience of Apple AirPods
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When it comes to convenience, truly wireless earbuds are the best. And Apple’s AirPods are very popular with iPhone and Android users alike. They look subtle compared to other bigger options, and they’re incredibly easy to use. For the latest option, you can pick up AirPods Pro for $199.99 on Best Buy too.
Festive matching underwear from one of the internet’s favorite startups
Get yourself and your girlfriend festive matching underwear — which also happen to be some of the most comfortable pairs we’ve ever found. MeUndies gives you the options to create your own personalized set — two styles listed for women, two styles listed for men, a mix, and whichever length or cut you and your partner prefer.
A 215-piece art kit for creative projects
This 215-Piece art kit includes crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, fine line markers, watercolor cakes, and acrylic paint for endless art projects.
A monogrammed jewelry case from a minimalist fashion startup
Keeping track of tiny and delicate jewelry is difficult — but jewelry cases are a pretty and useful solution. This is a thoughtful and personalized gift, especially if you’ve gotten her jewelry in the past, or plan to in the future. It’s made from premium leather, comes in six colors, and can be monogrammed with her initials. Cuyana is a cool leather bag startup she may have already heard of.
A one-size-fits-all lid that instantly declutters the cabinets
This was one of the gifts that professional chefs recommended to us for avid home cooks. If they love to cook and have a plethora of differently sized pots and pans with all the corresponding lids, having one universal lid can declutter and streamline their space in one move.
A convenient phone sanitizer
This small device uses UV-C light to sanitize a phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs. It’s easy to use, and it could help give you and your partner a bit more peace of mind.
A year-long MasterClass membership to learn new things
MasterClass, unlike many competitors, follows a format that feels like a one-sided conversation with your favorite icons rather than a traditional academic setting. It’s interesting — and you can go as deep (into reading materials) or shallow (listening to their insight while running errands) as you like to. An Unlimited Membership will give them access to all the site’s classes for the year.
The site hosts classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders — from Neil deGrasse Tyson teaching Scientific Thinking and Communication to Malcolm Gladwell on Writing, Shonda Rhimes on Writing for Television, and Bob Iger on Business Strategy and Leadership. You can read our full review here.
The new Sonos Move portable speaker
The Sonos Move is one of the best speakers on the market. It’s powerful, can be controlled by your voice or an app, and has Amazon Alexa built-in so on WiFi you can play music, check the news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, without much effort.
A weighted blanket for better rest
Weighted blankets help create more restful sleep by “grounding” the body, and YnM makes some of the most popular and affordable weighted blankets on the internet. There are multiple sizes and weights for the ideal fit and width (they recommend picking whichever is about 10% of your body weight), and the segmented design allows you to move around without displacing all the weighted beads inside.
A video message from someone she loves almost as much as you
Whether it’s her favorite actor, comedian, or athlete, you’re likely to find someone she admires on Cameo. Cameo allows celebrities to send custom video messages to recipients for nearly any occasion, and a personalized video is a gift that she’ll never forget.
Beautiful candles from a cool startup
Otherland is a candle company started by Abigail Cook Stone, a former art buyer for Ralph Lauren. If you want to give your girlfriend a candle that burns for 55 hours, looks beautiful, and comes from a startup that she’s probably seen (or coveted) before, this is a great option. Find our full review here.
The last weekend bag you’ll ever need to buy her
With its large, padded top handles and roomy interior, Rothy’s The Weekender might be the last overnight bag your partner ever needs. It’s got multiple pockets and a sturdy insert that helps it maintain its shape. You’ll be shocked by how much you can fit in this bag — definitely enough for a long weekend. It’s made of recycled plastic pulled from the ocean and is machine washable.
The “world’s most comfortable shoes”
The classic Wool Runners make a great gift for the uninitiated, though we’d also highly recommend the brand’s casual cup sole Wool Piper for everyday wear if that’s more your partner’s style. You can find our full review of the Runners here, and the Wool Pipers here.
A customized map of her favorite place
Grafomap lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — like the first place you met, the best trip you ever took together, or the hometown she couldn’t wait to show you. It’s unique, thoughtful, and pretty inexpensive. You can find our full review here.
A gift card to a popular wine subscription club
Winc is a personalized wine club — and we think it’s the best one you can belong to overall. Members take a wine palate profile quiz and then choose from the personalized wine suggestions. Each bottle has extensive tasting notes and serving recommendations online, and makes it easy to discover similar bottles.
Gift her a Winc gift card, and she can take a wine palate profile quiz and get started with her own customized suggestions.
An exercise bike for staying active indoors
If money is of no object and your partner is trying to figure out how to exercise while staying indoors, an exercise bike is a particularly thoughtful and useful gift right now.
We like the NordicTrack option the most overall, but we also like and recommend options that are under $200.
A large print on fine art paper of a favorite memory
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Artifact Uprising makes luxury prints at accessible prices — and they make especially thoughtful gifts that look like they should cost much more. Get one of their favorite photos printed on archival fine art paper for $20 and up, or thoughtful cards for as little as $1 per custom card. You can also make a color series photo book for $20, a set of prints for $9, and a personalized calendar on a handcrafted wood clipboard for $25.
A gift card for delicious, healthy meals she can make in about 30 seconds
Daily Harvest is a food startup that makes it possible to eat healthy, delicious meals for less than $10 each even if you only have 30 seconds to spare for prep time. Meals are pre-portioned, delicious, and designed by both a chef and a nutritionist to make sure they’re tasty and good for you. It addressed all my healthy eating roadblocks.
The best hair dryer ever invented
This gift may seem inexplicably expensive, but the Dyson blow dryer is lauded as the best one ever invented, and it’s a cult-favorite in beauty. It prevents hair damage by measuring air temperature 20 times per second, has a specially designed Dyson motor for fast drying, and reduces static, breakage, and makes hair look smooth and shiny.
A framed keepsake of a favorite memory
Framebridge makes custom framing for not-custom-framing prices. You can print or paint something on your own and have it framed, or have them print and frame it, and you can take advantage of the team of designers for help deciding what frame to get.
Comfy, high-end sheets at the best price on the market
Brooklinen is one of our favorite companies, point-blank. We think they make the best high-end sheets at the best price on the market, and most of the Insider Reviews team uses Brooklinen on their own beds.
The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in 14 colors and patterns, and you can mix and match them to suit your taste. Grab a gift card if you want to give her more freedom. If you opt for a sheet bundle, she’ll receive a core sheet set (fitted, flat, two pillowcases), duvet cover, and two extra pillowcases in soft, smooth 480-thread-count weave.
A mug that keeps hot drinks hot for up to six hours straight
This mug is a common desk companion for the Insider Reviews team. The 12-ounce coffee mug has the company’s proprietary TempShield insulation that made its water bottles famous. This mug will keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold drinks cold up to 24 hours. Read our full review of it here.
This cozy loungewear set that she’ll never want to take off
Cozy and warm, the Cozzzy Track Pants from Knix are comfortable enough to wear around the house while also being cute enough to wear to the market. The ultra-soft fabric feels like the softest terry cloth washcloth you’ve ever used, and its slouchy fit is modern and luxe. She’ll love the joggers with cuffed legs that are sleek without being overly tight. Comes in cream and gray.
The internet’s favorite olive oil
Brightland’s olive oils make great gifts for cooks and anyone else who loves to entertain. The white bottles protect the EVOO from light damage and look nice displayed on a countertop. Find a full review here.
A high-tech towel that keeps her from slipping around during yoga classes
Manduka is known for making the best yoga products, and their Yogitoes towel is one of the most loved. It has tiny 100% silicone nubs on one side that grab yoga mats and keep yogis from slipping around during the exercise. Having a good towel can make a big difference.
It also comes in 19 great colors and gets eco-friendly points. Each Yogitoes towel is made from eight recycled plastic water bottles, and made with dyes free of azo, lead, or heavy metal.
A card game that’s meant to deepen personal connections
This card game, from the popular Instagram account We’re Not Really Strangers, is designed to enhance connections between people with different levels: perceptions, connection, and reflection. Not only is it a card game you haven’t played before, but it’s also a thoughtful activity you can enjoy together.
A comfortable cable-knit sweater
United By Blue
A cable-knit or fisherman’s sweater is a wardrobe staple that’ll last for years. United By Blue’s take on the classic piece is made from recycled cotton and is super soft.
A satin-lined beanie
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Most people with naturally curly hair avoid wearing hats to reduce frizz, but Kink and Coil’s satin-lined beanie solves that issue. Just like a silk pillowcase or a bonnet, the inside of the beanie is designed to protect your hair from frizz and damage. On top of that, the pom-pom can be removed, if she’d prefer to wear the hat without it.
We spoke with a trichologist to learn more about how satin- and silk-lined beanies can benefit anyone with curly or high-porosity hair.
Rihanna’s bestselling Fenty skincare set
Rihanna’s bestselling skincare bundle from her brand Fenty includes everything you’ll need to maintain healthy skin. The kit includes a facial cleanser, toner, and two-in-one sunscreen moisturizer. Read our full review of the Fenty skincare set here.
A bottle (or two) of wine
As the largest black-owned wine company in the United States, the McBride Sisters Collection is the perfect place to find a gift for the wine lover on your list. The Black Girl Magic collection in particular is inspired by the resilience of black women and includes varieties from Rosé to Merlot.
Plan a trip for the two of you to take together – and maybe use this online travel concierge to help
If you want to gift an experience for the two of you to enjoy together, grab a birthday card, a gift card to Airbnb, and come with a few location ideas with safe driving distance in mind.
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A cashmere crew from Everlane that she’ll own forever
For a closet staple she’ll own for years to come, Everlane’s $100 Cashmere Crew (available in a whopping 15 colors) is about the safest choice you can make. Everlane has tons of great gifts (you can find the Everlane basics we wear repeatedly here), so you can’t really go wrong.
A small cold brew coffee maker
This small cold brew maker (available in 1-liter and 1.5-liter options) makes coffee’s less acidic, smoother cousin cold brew in 12 hours in the fridge, so there’s minimal hassle and always a treat ready in the morning on her way out the door to work.
A comfy zip-up for the months ahead
Patagonia makes our favorite athleisure options overall, and that definitely includes the Better Sweater. It works in pretty much any environment — in the office, at home, on a hike, or on a casual night out — and has zippered pockets to keep hands warm in the cold months. We’re also big fans of the 1/4 Zip option.
A new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for reading anywhere
Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite is its thinnest and lightest yet, with double the storage. Perhaps the best features are that it’s waterproof and has a built-in adjustable light for the perfect reading environment indoors or outdoors, day or night. If she loves a nice, relaxing bath, pair this with a caddy, bath bombs, and a glass of wine for a relaxing night in that you’ve already taken care of.
A cult-favorite hair towel that reduces damage and cuts drying time by 50%
Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes your hair to dry in half — a claim we’re happy to report holds up. The proprietary fabric also means there’s less damage to wet hair while it dries.
A funny and unique card
You can pick up a card from Walgreens on your way to exchange gifts, but it’ll mean more if you think just a few days ahead. Etsy has great options for cheap, unique, handmade gifts that are cool and thoughtful. This one is perfect for a couple who appreciates a “The Office” deep cut.
A fun, unique local date
Airbnb started offering experience programming online. You can book from thousands of experiences that range from workouts with Olympic athletes over Zoom to cooking classes with chefs you’d normally have to hop on a flight to meet. We tested a a tango class and a Moroccan cooking class.
It’s also an under-utilized part of Airbnb, making it a thoughtful and unusual gift — and one you may keep using yourselves for out-of-the-box date nights in the future.
As states and countries slowly begin reopening, Airbnb listings and in-person activities are becoming options again, but you can still participate in online activities from home if you’re not ready to travel yet or just want a fun activity.
A 100% silk pillowcase that reduces frizz and keeps skin hydrated overnight
Silk pillowcases reduce frizz and damage to hair and make it look shiny and healthy. It also reduces the likelihood of wrinkles and keeps skin hydrated overnight by absorbing less of the moisture in the skin.
A houseplant that arrives already potted and is easy to care for
Leon & George
Leon & George is a San Francisco startup that will send beautiful plants — potted in stylish, minimalist pots — to her door. All she has to do is to occasionally add water. Flowers are wonderful, but houseplants have a much longer shelf life, and most of Leon & George’s options are very easy to care for.
We’d also recommend checking out Bloomscape for small plant trios under $70.
Beautiful earrings she’ll own forever
Stone and Strand
They’re solid gold, conflict-free, and made locally. Plus, the style is versatile enough that she can wear them every day.
A membership to a popular skincare and makeup subscription that sends new, cool, and bestselling products once per month
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Birchbox is a skincare and makeup subscription that sends tons of samples of new and cult-favorite products to subscribers so they can find products they love without much commitment or cost upfront. Makeup and skincare products can be expensive, so this is a particularly helpful service.
A stylish leather makeup pouch that’s thoughtful and easy to travel with
Dagne Dover is quickly becoming one of the best women’s handbag companies to know, and the Lola Toiletries Pouches are a great and relatively affordable gift. The small size ($75) is perfect for everyday makeup essentials, and the large ($105) can be used for toiletries, makeup, or as a small purse. It’s made from beautiful pebbled leather, and you can pick from six foolproof color choices.
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A leather wallet from the same manufacturer as Prada for a fraction of the price
Italic is a startup that makes unbranded luxury goods from the same factories that produce designs for brands like Givenchy or scents for Le Labo — minus the markup. The Zip-Around Wallet is made from soft, calfskin leather and comes in four classic colors.
It comes from the same manufacturer as Celine and Prada, and Italic estimates it would cost $295-$300 in traditional retail. It’s also good to note that the company plants one tree for every order. You can find a full review of the company’s leather goods here, and of their candles here.
A streaming stick that gives you access to hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes
Roku’s Streaming Stick+ is exceptional for its 4K, HDR, and HD streaming, and long-range wireless receiver. Installing it is an easy process and starts by plugging the stick into his TV.
A subscription to a famous book club that sends her great hardcovers once per month
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If she loves books, Book of the Month is an especially thoughtful and unique gift — it’s a book club that has been around since 1926, and it’s credited with discovering some of the most beloved books of all time (“Gone with the Wind” and “Catcher in the Rye” to name a couple).
If you gift her a subscription, she’ll receive a hardcover book delivered to her door once a month. Books are selected by a team of experts and celebrity guest judges.
Fancy popcorn and a movie night
Make a reservation at a nice outdoor restaurant, stock up on her favorite movie candy and some fun drinks ahead of time (wrap them for an extra wow-factor), and create your own in-house cinema experience. Or, perhaps even better, order a bunch of take-out from your favorite local restaurants.
A gift set of a dozen decadent bath bombs
This bath bomb gift set comes with 12 handcrafted bath bombs that range from mango-papaya to lavender in scent, and some of which include flower petals. They’re a great addition to a long bath, as is a bamboo bathtub tray.
A subscription to a coffee service that sends coffees specifically for her taste preferences
If she loves coffee, she’ll probably love to try Driftaway. It’s a gourmet coffee subscription that gets smarter the longer you use it, remembering your preferences and steering you towards increasingly accurate brews for your specific tastes. The first shipment will be a tasting kit with four coffee profiles, which she’ll rate online or in the app to start getting personalized options.
A book of love letters written by history’s great men
It can be hard to do yourself justice in words — whether they’re spoken or written in a card. This compilation of love letters written by great men can help you say it without actually technically saying it. Bonus points if you write your own, or mark the ones in the book that most closely resemble your own feelings.
A beautiful diamond necklace she’ll have forever
A diamond necklace doesn’t have to be thousands of dollars, as fine jewelry startups like AUrate are proving. This necklace is something she can keep and wear forever, and both the solid gold and conflict-free diamonds are of the highest quality.
Personalized cartoon couple mugs
These cute mugs can be personalized for what you’re like as a couple, making for a special weekend morning coffee routine or just a nice reminder in the kitchen cabinet. On the back, you can add a family name and the year the couple was established.
Lush, subtly scented body wash
New startup Necessaire formulates its body care products with nourishing vitamins and clean ingredients. The subtly scented Body Wash will leave their skin feeling clean, soft, and nourished.
A stylish weekender to keep her organized on the go
Caraa Sport makes some of the most functional and best-looking gym bags on the market. This one can transition from tote to backpack by adding straps. It also has a hidden shoe compartment and a waterproof and antimicrobial lining.
An award-winning at-home facial
This is an award-winning mask with a big following in the beauty and skincare community. It’s $80, but it’s an at-home pro-quality facial she can use anytime — which is a fraction of the price required for regular facials.
Kitchen towels that rate wines by how well they pair with certain foods
If she loves having a nice glass of wine and/or cooking, she’ll appreciate the thought behind this unique wine pairing towel. Grab a bottle and some corresponding ingredients for a fun night in for the two of you.
A stylish, savvy carry-on with an external battery pack
Away’s hyper-popular suitcases deserve their hype. Their hard shell is lightweight but durable, their 360° spinner wheels make for seamless traveling, and the external (and ejectable and TSA-compliant) battery pack included can charge a smartphone five times over so she never has to sit behind a trash can at the airport for access to an outlet again. It’s also guaranteed for life by Away. Find our full review here.
A cooking class from one of the nation’s top chefs
With a Cozymeal class, they’ll learn how to make anything from fresh pasta to Argentinian staple dishes from the nation’s top chefs. In addition to cooking classes, Cozymeal offers food tours in various cities (when it’s safe to do so).
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