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Sleep Gifts: What to Give for Better Sleep

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Chances are you have at least one or two people in your life who are difficult to shop for during the holiday season. This year, we’re encouraging our readers to give their friends and family the gift of a good night’s sleep.

Our team has personally tested each of the sleep gift recommendations listed below. Our picks include sheets, blankets, and other bedding essentials, as well as sleep garments, accessories, and gadgets geared toward kids and adults. Whether you’re looking for a high-end gift or holiday shopping on a budget, these products cover a wide price range.

Be sure to check out our video guide below to see Tom and Lacey demonstrate each product firsthand, then scroll down for important details about our sleep gift selections.

Product Details

Brooklinen Slippers

Brooklinen Slippers

Brooklinen Slippers
Price: $39
Who it's best for:
  • Those who enjoy wearing slippers indoors
  • People whose feet tend to feel too cold
  • Individuals who reside in homes with slick floors
Highlights:
  • Faux shearling lining makes the slippers feel exceptionally cozy
  • Suede sole provides traction and prevents slippage
  • High-quality design at an approachable price
Brooklinen Slippers

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Few holiday gifts are timelier than a cozy pair of indoor slippers. Brooklinen’s slippers are made from high-quality materials inside and out, but a low retail price makes them appealing to shoppers with limited budgets.

Faux shearling lines the interior to keep feet warm and wick away moisture. The exterior of the bicolor styles is also composed of faux shearling, while the plaid designs feature a flannel blend of wool and polyester for added insulation and comfort. A sole made of real suede ensures decent traction on hardwood, linoleum, and other types of flooring that can sometimes feel too slick when wearing slippers. The lowered heel allows the wearer to easily slip them on and off.

Customers can choose from four colorful designs. The slippers are made to be worn indoors and should only be spot cleaned as necessary. Extra-small, small, medium, and large unisex sizes are available.

Brooklinen allows returns within 365 days of the original purchase, so your gift recipient will have plenty of time to wear their slippers around the house before deciding whether to keep them. Exchanges are also available if they’d like a different pattern. Shipping is free within the contiguous U.S.

Silk & Snow Knit Weighted Blanket

Silk & Snow Knit Weighted Blanket

Silk & Snow Knit Weighted Blanket
Price: $230
Who it's best for:
  • Adults and children who weigh between 80 and 250 pounds
  • Hot sleepers
  • People who struggle to fall asleep
Highlights:
  • Open-knit design allows air to freely circulate
  • Beadless construction ensures even weight distribution
  • Comes in nine colors
Silk & Snow Knit Weighted Blanket

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Weighted blankets have become massively popular in recent years. If you know someone who struggles with sleep due to anxiety, one of these hefty coverings could be a thoughtful, practical gift.

Thanks to its unconventional design, the Silk & Snow Knit Weighted Blanket effectively solves two common issues: overheating and uneven weight distribution. The blanket is composed of organic cotton yarns in a chunky open knit that allows for consistent airflow. Rather than using beads or pellets, the weighted effect is created through layered yarns, so the blanket won’t shift or clump during the night.

We’ve tested quite a few weighted blankets, and few of them match the Silk & Snow in terms of cooling or weight distribution. The yarns also feel exceptionally soft and easy on your skin. As an added bonus, the organic cotton is certified by GOTS, indicating an adherence to sustainable growth without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

The general rule of thumb is that a weighted blanket should be roughly 10% of your body weight. Since this blanket is available in weights of 8, 15, 20, and 25 pounds, this means anyone who weighs between 80 and 250 pounds will probably find at least one comfortable option. The 8-pound blanket may be suitable for kids who weigh at least 80 pounds, but parents should consult with their child’s doctor before using a weighted blanket.

The Silk & Snow Knit Weighted Blanket comes with a 100-night sleep trial, which is fairly long for this type of product. If you select the wrong weight for your giftee, they can exchange their blanket for another size during the trial period.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Price: $29
Who it's best for:
  • People who feel anxious around bedtime
  • Anyone who enjoys aromatherapy
  • Vegans
Highlights:
  • Spray contains an aromatic blend of chamomile, lavender, and vetivert
  • Can be used to refresh pillows or sheets before bedtime
  • Inexpensive with a long-lasting supply
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

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Weighted blankets aren’t the only sleep accessory for people who have a hard time falling asleep due to feelings of stress and anxiety. The Deep Sleep Pillow Spray from This Works is a must-have for people who enjoy aromatherapy, scented candles, and other products that stimulate the nasal passages and soothe the mind.

The spray contains a blend of three popular essential oils used in aromatherapy: chamomile, lavender, and vetivert. Each is thought to have anxiety-reducing properties. Those who want to experience the spray’s full effects should lightly spritz their pillow, sheets, and even their pajamas before bedtime. During our tests, we found the spray ideal for falling asleep. The fragrance is noticeable and pleasant without overwhelming the nostrils.

This Works also offers the Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, which is made from the same ingredients but works a bit differently. This fragrance is designed to be motion-activated, so sleepers notice soothing bursts of aroma if they toss and turn or change sleep positions.

Both versions of the Pillow Spray are vegan-friendly. Even with daily use, one bottle can last up to four months. This Works ships to more than 50 countries. Free delivery is available in the U.S., Ireland, and the U.K.

QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbuds

QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbuds

QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbuds
Price: $269
Who it's best for:
  • People who primarily sleep on their side
  • Those who reside in loud neighborhoods
  • Sleepers who share their beds with heavy snorers
Highlights:
  • Compact design fits snugly in the ear without affecting sleep
  • Noise-canceling technology can prevent disturbances from snoring, traffic, and other disruptive sounds
  • Rechargeable with a 28-hour battery life
QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbuds

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The latest generation of QuietOn earbuds builds on its predecessors with the brand’s smallest and most advanced design to date. The QuietOn 3 sleep earbuds are compact enough to fit snugly inside the ear without protruding, so even side sleepers can rest their head on a pillow and still feel comfortable. Soft foam padding also reduces the painful buildup that often occurs with earbuds after long listening sessions.

The noise-canceling technology that drives these earbuds is pretty remarkable. During our tests, we found that the buds effectively suppress snoring, loud conversations, traffic noise, and other sounds that can disturb sleep. Each purchase comes with foam tips in four different sizes, so virtually anyone should be able to find the right balance of noise reduction and ear comfort.

The earbuds are equipped with rechargeable batteries that can perform for up to 28 hours. To maximize their lifespan, owners should periodically clean them with a dry cloth. Each purchase comes with a travel case, and the earbuds are covered under a 1-year warranty.

Cozy Earth Robes and Pajamas

Cozy Earth Robes and Pajamas

Cozy Earth Robes and Pajamas
Price: $125
Who it's best for:
  • Hot sleepers
  • People who enjoy wearing soft garments to bed
  • Those who prefer using eco-friendly products
Highlights:
  • Bamboo-derived fabric is soft, breathable, and sustainably sourced
  • Wide selection of loungewear includes pajamas, robes, and sleep shorts
  • All purchases backed by 100-night trial and 10-year warranty
Cozy Earth Robes and Pajamas

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Bamboo has dozens of practical uses, but comfortable sleepwear might not be the first one that springs to mind for most people. Cozy Earth aims to change that. The company has built its brand on sleep accessories and garments made of viscose derived from bamboo, a fabric that retains the natural softness and breathability of its botanical source.

Cozy Earth’s selection includes robes, pajama sets, lounge pants, shorts, and socks composed of bamboo-derived viscose with enough stretch to make them comfortable for sleep. Any of these items is suitable for sleepers who tend to overheat and need sleep clothes that feel cool to the touch.

You can also draw from an extensive size selection and multiple color options to find the ideal sleep garment for anyone on your shopping list. Viscose derived from bamboo is fully machine washable, so cleaning is quick and painless.

Cozy Earth offers free ground shipping for all U.S. orders, and each purchase includes a 100-night trial period with free returns. The company also backs each product with a 10-year warranty.

Yogasleep Sound Machines

Yogasleep Sound Machines

Yogasleep Sound Machines
Price: $50
Who it's best for:
  • People who reside in noisy neighborhoods
  • Light sleepers
  • Small children
Highlights:
  • Each device features non-looping pink noise programs
  • Reasonable pricing and free shipping for most models
  • Wide selection includes travel and kid-friendly machines
Yogasleep Sound Machines

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The Dohm Sound Machine was introduced in 1962, and has remained popular ever since. Today, Dohm products are part of the Yogasleep lineup. In addition to the standard machine, customers can choose from more advanced devices equipped with features such as alarm clocks, night lights, and sleep timers, as well as travel-size and child-friendly options.

Dohm machines play pink noise, which combines high and low frequencies to create a sound that many people find more harmonious and less harsh on the ears than white noise. The noise effectively masks car horns, barking dogs, and other ambient sounds that can disrupt sleep for people who live in relatively loud places. Light sleepers who tend to wake up at the slightest disturbance can also benefit from using a noise machine.

The noise playback is programmed to play continuously without distracting “loop” sounds that occur when a program ends and starts again from the beginning. Some of the child-oriented devices also feature built-in libraries with nature sounds and lullabies, and the Soundscene Sound Machine has a colorful light projector.

Yogasleep offers discount bundles that include multiple machines. All sound machines are backed by 101-night trial periods.

Brooklinen Flannel Sheets

Brooklinen Flannel Sheets

Brooklinen Flannel Sheets
Price: $189
Who it's best for:
  • People who live in places prone to chilly weather
  • Anyone who owns a mattress up to 15 inches thick
  • Sleepers with rustic bedroom decors
Highlights:
  • Each item made from luxuriously soft brushed flannel
  • Choice of bundles to accommodate different bedding needs
  • 365-night sleep trial
Brooklinen Flannel Sheets

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With so much attention on mattresses and pillows, the role sheets play in our sleep often goes overlooked. The right sheets should provide adequate warmth at night without making you feel overly hot or sweaty.

If you know someone who struggles with feeling too cold or too hot while they sleep, Brooklinen’s flannel sheets are a good solution either way. The sheets and pillowcases in this collection are crafted from brushed cotton flannel, an exceptionally soft material that is both breathable and cozy.

The standard Core bundle includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, making it a good option for anyone who needs a starter set. You can also opt for the Hardcore bundle, which adds a matching duvet cover and two extra pillowcases. Brooklinen offers five sizes ranging from twin to California king, as well as six classic plaid patterns.

One important thing to keep in mind: The fitted sheet has a maximum pocket depth of 15 inches. Before you buy the sheet set as a gift for someone, be sure to inquire about the thickness of that person’s mattress to make sure the set is compatible.

Each item is fully machine washable. Brooklinen allows returns within 365 days of delivery, so your gift recipient will have ample time to test them out and decide if they’re a good fit.

Dream Powder

Dream Powder

Dream Powder
Price: $95
Who it's best for:
  • People who have trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Those who enjoy hot drinks before bed
  • Vegans and people who follow a keto lifestyle
Highlights:
  • Ingredients include nano CBD, melatonin, magnesium, and L-theanine
  • Cinnamon cacao flavor
  • Buyers can save money with a monthly subscription
Dream Powder

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The Dream Powder drink mix from Beam is unlike most CBD supplements sold today. In addition to nano CBD, the formula contains melatonin, magnesium, L-theanine, and the mushroom-derived superfood known as reishi. The mix of ingredients is intended to induce feelings of relaxation and help you fall asleep and wake up feeling refreshed each morning. Our testers who sampled the drink all reported deeper sleep and elevated energy levels the next day.

The powdered supplement can be stirred into 6 to 8 ounces of hot water. A cinnamon cacao flavor effectively masks the other ingredients. For best results, Beam recommends preparing the beverage 20 to 30 minutes before bedtime.

The powder does not contain any added sugar and is free of dairy and gluten. It is also vegan-friendly and conducive to the keto diet.

Shoppers can make a one-time purchase on Beam’s website or receive a discount by signing up for a three-month subscription, which can be paused or canceled at any time. The subscription option includes a glass mug and frother at no extra cost, plus free shipping for all U.S. customers.

Slip Sleep Mask

Slip Sleep Mask

Slip Sleep Mask
Who it's best for:
  • People who need total darkness for sleep
  • Sleepers with sensitive skin
  • Those who work night or early morning shifts
Highlights:
  • Composed of smooth, durable long-strand mulberry silk
  • Adjustable elastic strap ensures a universal fit
  • Wide selection of solid colors and patterns
Slip Sleep Mask

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Eye masks are one of the most practical sleep accessories on the market today. Whether you’re trying to get some shut-eye on a long flight, settling down for an afternoon nap, or struggling to fall asleep in a brightly lit room, these masks simulate total darkness to relax your mind and help you nod off.

Slip Sleep Masks feature fillers and liners constructed from pure long-strand mulberry silk, one of the most luxurious natural fabrics available. This type of silk is exceptionally durable, and it has a smooth feel that won’t irritate the skin or produce heavy wrinkles. Each mask has an elastic band that can be adjusted for comfort, so anyone should be able to find the right fit.

These sleep masks are the perfect gift for afternoon nap enthusiasts, frequent airline travelers, or people who work at night and sleep during the day. A variety of solid color and patterned options are available, all reasonably priced at $50 apiece. Slip also offers bundles that include one sleep mask along with other accessories such as pillows or sleep scrunchies.

Buffy Blankets

Buffy Blankets

Buffy Blankets
Price: $99
Who it's best for:
  • People who sleep with a blanket throughout the year
  • Eco-conscious individuals
  • Those who eat or drink in bed
Highlights:
  • Stain-resistant fabric gets softer over time
  • Each blanket is constructed from roughly 30 recycled plastic bottles
  • Fully machine washable
Buffy Blankets

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Buffy is a brand known for comfortable blankets that are also sustainably made. Take the Buffy Puffer, a quilted throw blanket cushioned with PET fill derived from recycled plastic bottles. The fill is meant to mimic the plush feel of real down, but it’s free of animal products and won’t trigger allergy symptoms. The shell is also made from an eco-friendly blend of polyester and Tencel.

A quintessential all-season throw, the Puffer is cozy and lofty enough to insulate from the cold, but also lightweight and well suited to warm weather. You can wash and dry the blanket in any home machine, so it’s also easy to keep clean. The materials are designed to soften with each laundry cycle. Customers can choose from four vibrant colors.

Buffy’s lineup also includes comforters, duvet covers, sheets, and other bedding accessories made from natural materials like eucalyptus and hemp linen. Exceptional cooling is the common bond that connects the brand’s products. We’ve tested several Buffy items, including the Puffer, and all of them excel at breathability and temperature regulation.

Buffy backs each purchase with a 30-day trial period. The company places a hold on your credit card until seven days after the delivery date, so if a return is initiated within that time period your card won’t be charged.

BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 Projector

BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 Projector

BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 Projector
Who it's best for:
  • Kids who enjoy light displays as they fall asleep
  • Adults who regularly meditate
  • iPad users
Highlights:
  • Detailed holographic technology creates a colorful celestial display
  • App-based controls let you remotely adjust settings
  • 30-day trial period and 1-year warranty
BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 Projector

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The BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 is a major step up from other nighttime light projectors. The device incorporates LED lights, a diode laser, glass optics, and holographic technology to produce a stunning replication of the night sky. Kids are sure to love the bright colors and moving shapes, but the display is cutting-edge enough to impress adults too.

Owners toggle projector settings via Bluetooth using the BlissLights app, which is designed for use with iPad tablets. The machine’s interface also has buttons for manually adjusting the brightness level or rotation of the display. A power cord is needed to operate the device.

Weighing less than 2 pounds, the machine is easily transportable for sleepovers, movie nights, and backyard campouts. Each order comes with a 30-day trial, and the projector is backed by a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Why You Can Trust Us

Each member of the Sleep Foundation testing team brings years of experience and expertise to our product evaluations. In addition to a wide selection of mattresses, our team has reviewed pillows, sheets, weighted blankets, and many other sleep products. Before recommending any product, we conduct a series of hands-on tests to ensure that its quality and performance meet our rigorous standards.

We have testers with different body types, sleep positions, and personal preferences in order to be inclusive of all sleeper types. To learn more about our process, visit our product research methodology page.

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About Our Editorial Team

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Daniel Noyed

Certified Sleep Coach

Danny is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with an in-depth knowledge of sleep health. He has tested hundreds of mattresses and sleep products.

Sarah has covered news topics for digital and print publications. She holds a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Nevada.

About Our Editorial Team

author
Daniel Noyed

Certified Sleep Coach

Danny is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with an in-depth knowledge of sleep health. He has tested hundreds of mattresses and sleep products.

Sarah has covered news topics for digital and print publications. She holds a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Nevada.