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    57 Of The Best Gifts Under $20 To Give In 2019

    From Game of Thrones music boxes and wine aerators to swanky satin pillowcases and Friends trivia, good luck not purchasing everything on this list (maybe for yourself).

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An attachable aerator to make their less-than-$10 wine taste like it was sourced from Napa and aged for 10 centuries. "I'm getting some dry notes of expensive," they'll say after taking that first sip.

    This attachable aerator deposits oxygen into your wine, which improves taste and allows aromas to EXPAND.

    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —Ash Bash.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    2. A bullet journal for anyone who has been, well, wanting to take part in the whole bullet journaling craze. This system allows you to detail your past, present, and future: you'll get to keep a record of things that have happened, help tackle daily activities with a sense of calm, and jot down all the goals you'd like to one day accomplish.


    Promising review: "Love this concept and how it works! This has been life-changing for me. This method helps me get organized in a way that I feel more calm, knowing that everything is accounted for and keeps me accountable. My brain gets to actually relax and enjoy instead of constant worry or doubt. Thank you." —Ragazza

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    3. A jade roller they'll want to add to their skincare routine ASAP. This little facial massager is said to promote circulation, tighten skin, and help with lymphatic drainage to keep their face feeling glorious and de-puffed (which is especially helpful during a time as stressful as the holidays).


    Promising review: "I don't even really care if this is good for my complexion, it feels so good to roll it on my face I would do it if there were no other benefits! That being said, I do feel it's making my skin smoother and less puffy over time. I leave it in the freezer and roll it on my face with some coconut/lavender oil serum in the morning. The quality of the roller seems top tier, and the jade is absolutely stunning!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.77.

    4. An adjustable stainless steel octopus ring to give their digits the kind of statement-making accessory everyone will be asking about. "Where'd you get that?" "Can I borrow it?" "Can I actually just keep it?" and so on.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE it! Absolute best ring! I usually wear a size 7, ordered a size 7, and it fits perfectly. I get compliments on it almost everyday, and it's also adjustable so you can move the tentacles closer together or further apart. I wash my hands/ shower with this on and it hasn't turned green after so many months." —Erika Hayhurst

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes 7-13).

    5. A Game of Thrones music box guaranteed to make them shed a little tear every time they crank the handle and listen to the GOT theme song. RIP to their favorite show and the only reason they downloaded the HBO GO app onto their phones.

    Promising review: "I got this as a gift for one of my teachers, and he absolutely loved it! He is in love with GOT, and I moved and he was my favorite teacher, so I wanted to get him something special! I tried it out myself before wrapping it, and it sounded amazing! The tune was so clear, and there was no damage to the music strip." —Cynthia Kline

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. A satin pillowcase that adds a whole new meaning to the phrase "beauty sleep". Sleeping on this gorgeous thing will reduce bedhead, extend their blowout, and prevent hair breakage — all while you're catching up on some much-needed shut-eye. If you're looking to gift something luxe without dishing out a luxe amount of money, then here 👏 you 👏 go 👏., Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made, and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!" —shawnellnewberry

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 16 colors and three sizes).

    7. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey they'll never want to leave home without! This all-natural honey, chili pepper, and vinegar mixture add the perfect touch of spicy and sweet to any meal. Thought pizza was already perfect? Add some of this on a slice and prepare for your taste buds to explode.


    This paleo-friendly, gluten-free condiment is truly the cherry on top of any meal.

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this! My entire family (with the exception of my husband, who doesn't like spice) reaches for this bottle of Mike's many times a week. We've tried it on biscuits, cornbread, fried chicken, bacon (AMAZING), and more. Mike's offers just the right kick of heat to balance the delicious sweetness of the honey. I plan on keeping this in my pantry." —MichiganTraveler

    Get it from Amazon for $8.06.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review on Mike's Hot Honey.

    8. A vegan and cruelty-free e.l.f. mask that obviously calls for a photo shoot. Fun insta-ready look aside, this formula starts out as a clay and transforms into luxurious bubbles for an immediate dose of hydration and glow.

    Promising review: "To everyone with oily skin, we still need to hydrate! This stuff is gentle so that if you have sensitive skin like mine, it won't make you break out or clog your pores. Your skin feels light, soft, and refreshed after use!" —Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70.

    9. A Takeya cold brew maker with an airtight lid and stainless steel filter that will keep their coffee fresh for up to two weeks. "No more having to wake up extra early to stop for cold brew at that expensive coffee shop," they'll say to their reflection in the mirror, heart jittering as they sip their 15th cup of cold brew for the day.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Just add up to six tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

    Promising review: "This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." —shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review on this Takeya cold brew maker.

    10. A ceramic mug for the friend who believes that mermaids are REAL, and being available in mug form is proof enough for them.


    Promising review: "This mermaid mug is even prettier in person! It came VERY well packaged. After using it for a week or so, I absolutely love this new addition in my beach-themed home. The texture is fun, the handle feels sturdy, it's a bigger cup without the weight, true to color, and just downright cute. I'm picky when it comes to pink (initially I was looking for my fave purple) but IMO, this was worth it." —Nina Nicolosi

    Get it from Amazon for $14.85 (available in two colors).

    11. A cruelty-free EcoTools set packed with five brushes they'll use on the daily: an angled foundation brush, a concealer brush, an eyeshadow brush, an angled liner brush, and a blush brush. All for less than $10? HALLE- and I cannot stress this enough-LUJAH.

    Promising review: "These brushes are great quality for the price. I use them almost every day and they have stayed in very good shape. It is very easy to apply makeup and it even comes with a little instruction booklet to tell you how to use them." —Jennifer M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    12. A starter kit that turns growing their own avocados into a foolproof pursuit: All they'll have to do is grab a clean pit, set it into the AvoSeedo bowl, place said bowl in water, and that's it! They're done. Their very own indoor produce will begin to grow in about three to six weeks and not even a finger will have been lifted in the process.,

    Promising review: "If you want to grow avocados easily, this is priceless. Literally set the avocado pit in this vesicle, set it in a bowl of water and forget it. The root emerged in a few weeks and within months, the avocado plant is humongous. Right now the problem is what to do with a huge avocado plant indoors in the winter. its been less than a year and my avocado plant is bushy and tall." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    13. A Kracie Popin' candy kit that comes with everything they'll need to make tiny soft donuts: one bag of plain donut powder, one bag of chocolate donut powder, three bags of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry frosting, one bag of sprinkles, one plastic pastry bag, one spoon, and one reusable donut mold. DIY activities = easy with this inexpensive package.


    Promising review: "Ordered these for my kids as an added Christmas surprise to their bigger gift. They just loved these! Spent all Christmas morning watching youtube videos of people doing these and were able to do it all themselves (ages 7 and 8). They also informed me that Santa travels the entire globe so that's how they could get cool Japanese treats where we live in South America. Total hit!" —Alicia Erickson

    Get it from Amazon for $3.84.

    14. A wristwatch guaranteed to become their new staple accessory and something they'll never leave the house without. They'll slap this on every morning before sprinting to work, knowing full-well that they look put-together on account of this chic time piece.

    Promising review: "I purchased this watch roughly two months ago. Last week, I went to the gym and left it in my gym bag. When I got home, I threw my clothes in the washer not even thinking about my watch being in there. When my husband went to put the clothes into the dryer, he found it — and this watch had ABSOLUTELY NO water damage. I couldn’t believe it." —Lesa D.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 10 colors).

    15. Mental Perk: A Friends Quiz Book by Rich Jepson packed with (you guessed it!) trivia surrounding their favorite TV show. While the questions become harder as the quizzes progress, you know damn well that your friend has watched the show a whopping 97 times and therefore will probably breeze right through it. But that's okay! It'll still be an A+ gift.


    Promising review: "This is not for the occasional viewer, which is exactly what I was looking for! I have seen every episode more than I’d like to admit and these questions really made me think! I will be using this to create trivia for a Friends-themed party." —yamaha742

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A sheer matte lipstick with a buildable formula to a) give their pout a blotted finish or b) a bold color ready for a night out on the town. This vegan and cruelty-free product is also available in six dazzling shades, each one perfect for everyday wear.

    Glossier, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I hoard lip products and I always have them with me whether it is chapstick or a tint. The blotted lipstick look is one of my favorites but takes some time to achieve in the morning. With this Gen G lipstick, I easily can achieve this look in seconds. I bought the shade 'Like', and it is so flattering and natural. Absolutely recommend! This is the only lip product I will ever need." —Anna

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six colors).

    17. A Cadbury box packed with ten full-sized chocolate bars. The best gifts IMO are ones that are edible, and what better an edible gift than this delicious UK treat?


    Promising review: "This is the best chocolate I've ever had! There was a great selection to choose from, and I've already ordered more. Plus, I received it before the estimated delivery date!" —Cats

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    18. Sterling silver cubic zirconia studs that look like a trillion bucks, but thankfully cost very little and can actually be purchased using even my humble savings account.,

    Promising review: "Really beautiful earrings! They look expensive and not gaudy by any means. I have been considering spending $500 on a pair of different studs, but now I’m not sure they're worth the money. You can get the same look with these earrings for so much less!" —Lauren Carter

    Get them from Amazon for $10 (available in three sizes and finishes).

    19. A mini skillet that looks like part of a larger, more expensive cookware set featured on many a bridal shower registry. This is large enough to make their favorite meal but small enough to easily store away, is perfect for cooking for a party of one, and won't take up their entire sink when they don't feel like washing it right away.


    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this tiny skillet. I am a graduate student, and pretty much live and cook by/for myself. This is the perfect size for baking, and it's also a great cast-iron skillet to learn the feel of cast-iron." —MCP

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in eight sizes).

    20. A passport case complete with card, boarding pass, and pen slots for the friend who loves to travel and has an Instagram account that is the envy of your friend group. TAKE ME TO PARIS WITH YOU PLEASE!!!!

    Promising review: "I love this passport holder! It has room for my passport, driver’s license, three credit cards, several hundred dollars in cash (hidden from view in the side pocket adjacent to the passport pocket), and my boarding pass, with a separate pocket/space for each item. I love it. I didn’t even need to bring my wallet with me!" —Victoria Elias

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 19 colors).

    21. Crew socks that are like a warm hug for your feet, because who says toes don't deserve a good snuggle? Plus, these will do a good job at keeping their hooves feeling warm without making 'em sweaty...which is no small feat.

    Promising review: "Comfy, soft, and cute! What more can a person ask for in socks? They have held their shape well and the colors still look great. I love that these are also cozy and warm, but not sweaty and never itchy. Love them!" —J.M.H.

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 17 color schemes).

    22. A Ron Swanson Funko Pop to commemorate the best character on the best TV show of all time: Parks and Recreation is significantly better than The Office and I said what I said.

    Promising review: "What can I say it's freaking Ron Swanson! Lol I put him on my desk in the office so that if I'm ever super stressed I can look down at him and remember to not care so much." —Daveydoh

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. Soapstone stones that will keep their whiskey on the rocks ice cold without any water dilution, which is what traditionally happens when one dumps ice cubes into their glass.


    Just store these stones in your freezer, put 'em in your glass when you're sipping on a fantastic alcohol beverage, and that's it! This will keep your drink cold without any condensation or melting ice.

    Promising review: "I bought these as a gift for my roommate & we all love them! Since we don’t have an ice machine or ice trays, these stones are perfect! We use then for so many different things. Aside from drinks, we’ve used them as short-term ice packs to keep food cold and inside a cloth as an ice pack for injuries. I would recommend these stones to anyone!" —Edith

    Get a set of nine from Amazon for $9.95.

    24. An Anker wireless charger that one assumes could cost upwards of several trillion dollars, but is surprisingly less than $10. This gives battery power/life to your device (think everything from AirPods to Galaxy phones) and even works through tough external cases!


    Promising review: "I leave this on my dresser and drop my AirPods on it or occasionally my phone. It’s compact, lightweight, gets the job done, and even charges my devices through their cases." —Mitch

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. An aromatherapy mist formulated with lavender and chamomile essential oils to really help them ~unwind~ after a long day spent dealing with commute delays, irritating emails, and not nearly enough coffee.


    Whether it be a long day of working, studying, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

    Promising review: "This is hands down the best linen spray I've ever used. I spray it on my pillows and sheets every night, and on my rugs and curtains when my house needs a little pick-me-up. This really is an amazing product: a beautiful company, owned and run by women." —Lass

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in seven scents).

    26. A personal library kit for the friend who always lends their beloved books: so kind, so generous, but they never get those books back. That's right! This nifty kit will guilt all borrowers into actually returning borrowed, weathered copies of The Great Gatsby.


    Promising review: "I'm always trying to find interesting gifts for my tween daughter that encourage reading and don't involve screens. This was a HUGE hit. We also bought one for her best friend, and they're both really enjoying it." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $13.16.

    27. A USB night light any recipient will ~love to the moon and back~. The lamp itself has a battery that lasts for up to ten hours and you can simply give it a tiny tap to adjust brightness and color.


    Promising review: "My son loves this. He needed a nightlight to keep on in his room, and this really fit the bill! It sits on the tabletop, and gives off enough light to see but not enough to disrupt his sleep." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in six styles).

    28. A BPA-free reusable coffee mug that is way more cost-effective than the paper to-go cups they're currently stocking up on and then promptly throwing away after maybe an hour of use. This handy caffeine holder is designed with an anti-slip sleeve, quality borosilicate glass, and a splash-proof lid., Amazon

    Promising review: "It doesn't leak, the lid *just fits*, it's glass so there's no weird metallic taste, it's super stylish, and everyone is jelly of my morning coffee. If you're not a coffee drinker, this works for any other liquid beverage like tea, water, milk if you want it! And unlike other travel beverage vessels, dairy products are a-ok! I am buying another one of these for my husband because he's nice and deserves nice things." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in six colors).

    29. Hedbanz Adulting, a game in which they have guess what they are by asking a series of yes or no questions (in only 90 seconds!) to narrow down the options. Said options range from Batman to Eiffel Tower, resulting in guaranteed laughs and loads of fun for three to six players.


    Promising review: "Such a tremendously fun game. It is great for people who know each other well and even better to 'break the ice' for people who are new friends. Be prepared for LOTS of laughs. The rules are simple and there are a lot of millennial-focused cards." —The Rothwells

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    30. A mermaid tail blanket to transform any abode into a paradise under the sea. Listen to me, the human world is a mess. Let us all pretend to be Ariel, am I right?,

    Promising review: "This blanket is absolutely adorable! It's a generous size and very soft. I ordered one for a gift, and just ordered another two for my daughter and her friend!" —Shopalot

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in eight colors and two sizes).

    31. A vegan Herbivore Botanicals handcrafted soap that enlists the help of pink clay to target dry skin and dullness, cleaning up makeup and oil without drying out your skin. Good quality aside, it's also very pretty AKA the perfect gift to receive and display in their bathroom.


    Promising review: "I purchased this soap several months ago and noticed that my skin looked clearer and smoother. I didn't give Herbivore Botanicals credit for this amazing transformation of my skin that's been challenged by stress and hormones. Fast forward to July when I noticed my face was breaking out and my skin didn't look as radiant. What happened? I got lazy and substituted other facial cleansers or wipes until DUH, it was the HB Pink Clay soap that needed the credit for my formerly transformed skin. I'm back and here to stay!" —Tmoo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    32. A stemless wine glass because your significant other wanted a Frenchie, but that's just not feasible this year. I hope this will perhaps hold your S/O over until you can have the real, barking thing.


    This glass is dishwasher-safe (just put it on the top rack!) and is shatter-resistant, which is truly heaven-sent for us clumsy folks.

    Promising review: "My best friend loves her Frenchie (named Hula), so i bought two of these to give her on her birthday. The glasses are strong and the perfect weight and height, and she is going to lose her cookies over them!" —Jenny W.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    33. Aimee Song: World of Style, a book packed with so much travel and style inspo, they may need to sit down and take a deep breath after every page. This gorgeous book contains blogger Aimee Song's favorite looks worn around the 🌍, making it the perfect present for the fashion and travel lover in your life.


    Get it from Amazon for $3.30+.

    34. A gluten- and cruelty-free Essence mascara with a clump-free, smudge-proof formula here to up your lash game like whoa. Just a few swipes of this will have everyone asking them the most coveted compliment-in-the-form-of-a-question: are those your real lashes?

    Promising review: "I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an 8 hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    35. A 2020 week and monthly planner designed with an inner pocket, pen holder, thick paper, and faux leather cover that makes it look like a product purchased from some high-end boutique. Spoiler alert: It wasn't. But they don't have to know that.


    Promising review: "What do I dislike? Nothing! If I could rate it a six, I would. I'm ecstatic. It is sturdily made, the paper is quality and #2 pencils glide over it and mark richly. I love the elastic band to keep the thing enclosed in my bag. Pah-lenty of note pages. Love the pen holder. Love the realistic looking faux leather cover. Last but not least, THE PRICE!!!!!" —Chris mapham

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two sizes and four colors).

    36. A 2020 boxed calendar packed with difficult trivia questions, fun behind-the-scenes facts, and vibrant images from the movies that turn every morning into a ~magical~ one.


    Promising review: "This is a great calendar. I love it! I can't wait for 2020 just so I can use it." —MaeDay83

    Get it from Amazon for $12.39.

    37. A phone stand for the pal who would basically give up a vital organ for their cat. Not only is this stretching feline adorable, but it's super sturdy and will hold their cellular device in place with no accidental tumbles down their nightstand.,

    Promising review: "I loved this! Bought it for my daughter-in-law that loves cats and works at a desk most of the day. She was very happy with it!" —Deborah L. Elliott

    Get it from Amazon for $13.80.

    38. Tabasco spicy dark chocolate wedges so delicious, it's highly likely you'll end up keeping them for yourself — but if you do decide to gift it, I'm sure the recipient will be super grateful for the treat.

    Promising review: "First off, the tin these chocolates came in is really cute and definitely makes it look like a nice gift. The chocolate itself was fantastic. I love dark chocolate, and this was a very good dark variety. The depth paired well with the heat from the peppers and I am fairly wimpy when it comes to spicy foods, but this wasn't too hot for me.It gets hotter as the chocolate melts and leaves your mouth tingling for a bit." —TinaTimaMax

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90.

    39. A nügg gift set packed with four masks to address all of their complexion concerns: a hydrating gel mask with camellia seed oil; a detoxifying mask with charcoal, oatmeal, and tea tree oil; an exfoliating mask with jojoba beads and cranberry seed oil; and a revitalizing mask with flaxseed and peppermint.


    Promising review: "I have been trying out different face masks lately and these are by far my favorite. My skin can get pretty dry and many face masks leave my skin feeling dry afterwards, but these do not do that whatsoever and leave my skin moisturized and soft. Each individual formula honestly lives up to its description. Really happy I found these!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    40. An official BuzzFeed Tasty cookbook packed with mouthwatering recipes and insurmountable amounts of sugar broken down into easy steps that turn baking into a breeze. Put your phone down and stop drooling over all those videos, folks. Time to make the damn thing yourself.


    Promising review: "I'm a dessert lover, so I knew I HAD to have this book. In all seriousness, I'm biased because I'm a Tasty fan, but that aside, I just love that their cookbooks feature new recipes. I've seen nearly every recipe on their Facebook page (and made a bunch), so I'm really excited to try my hand at some new ones. Also I love that the book features step-by-step photography for those of us who need a video, lol! So far, I've made the bark (with saltines crackers - yum!) but I can't wait to try something more complicated this weekend (I'm looking at you checkerboard cake!)" —Emmy Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    41. A digital watch that's high quality minus the high price tag. This nifty accessory displays time and date, plus is equipped with a stopwatch and alarm functions that perhaps they won't snooze through (*cough* unlike their iPhone every single morning).

    Promising review: "My brother saw me wearing this watch and asked if it was thew new Galaxy one. I told him it was actually a really cheap watch and he assumed it was $40! I bought this for work but literally wear this EVERYWHERE. It is super light and simple, yet doesn't look cheap." —mera yang

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    42. A Gumby dog toy guaranteed to become your best friends new best friend, so keep that in mind before hitting submit order. Are you ready for that kind of competition? I am personally not, so my dog will not be getting this thing anytime soon.,

    Promising review: "Gumby has been in my home for about two weeks now. My dog grabbed Gumby out of my hand when I took it out of the box and it has become his new favorite toy. Everywhere that he goes in the house, Gumby is hanging out of his mouth. If he is laying down somewhere, Gumby isn't far away. He treats this toy different than the other ones that I have purchased for him. It's not a chew toy to him and he doesn't throw it around. He just holds it in his mouth. All the time. It's just odd but we are going with it because it seems to make him happy." —Lanie

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    43. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, a book of poetry that chronicles love in all forms: from the very worst to the very best. Tell them they should be prepared to highlight their favorite passages and reread them about, oh, a hundred million times while lying in bed all damn day.

    Promising review: "A beautiful read for hurting souls. Rupi Kaur writes from the heart about all things women go through: love, heartache, healing. It's amazing. I can read them over and over." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $10.29.

    44. A SkinFood mask packed with black sugar, strawberry seeds, and strawberry seed oil to exfoliate your skin + turn it into the perfect makeup canvas. Plus, it has an instant brightening effect that'll make it look like you *actually* got your beauty sleep last night.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I usually use this in the mornings right after washing my face because it leaves my skin so soft and gives it a really nice glow. My makeup also applies a lot smoother as well, my skin absorbs my moisturizer way better than before, and my acne scars are now gone and it’s only been a little over two weeks since I bought it. This gave my skin the perfect boost." —Allisone

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's review of this SkinFood strawberry mask.

    45. LED curtain string lights for folks who prefer dim ~mood~ lighting while spending their Friday night bingeing the newest Netflix original. Why go outside when you can stay inside, am I right?

    These string lights are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.

    Promising review: "These lights are perfect for what I was looking for. They give off a warm and cozy glow, and really add a nice touch of oomph to the room." —Nechama G.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    46. A BuzzFeed The Good Advice Cupcake talking figurine (and booklet) to spew out motivational messages like "I'm here to let you know that it will all be okay" and "I love you so much I could scream". (READ: This item is not edible, but wouldn't it be so much better if it was?)


    Promising review: "Bought it for Yankee Swap, but I may keep it for my desk at work. She's both funny and scary, totally worth $10." —Lynnie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.32.

    47. A feather pen that turns the mundane act of journaling into a straight-up luxurious experience. Who's currently dorming at Hogwarts and feasting on bottomless buffets every night? With this pen, that would be you!,

    Promising review: "The feather pen was great. The base was a nice detail, fairly heavy and held the pen down in a little bit of wind. Good quality. Worked perfect for the wedding guest book table for Rustic Renaissance-themed wedding!" —AprilB

    Get it from Amazon for $10.72.

    48. Taffy Shop unicorn poop guaranteed to get several laughs at the white elephant gift exchange this year. Quirky packaging aside, the treats themselves are delicious — if you've never bitten into cake batter salt water taffy, you have yet to LIVE.


    Promising review: "Yum...eeee. Soft, chewy and DELICIOUS! These really do taste like cake batter! I love them." —Heymare666

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    49. A Dash rapid cooker that will take the ~hard~ work out of their morning egg-based breakfast routine. For a gift that is both useful and seems like it would cost a million bucks, this handy gadget is it.


    All they'll have to do is fill this cooker with water, add up to six eggs, and BAM! When the eggs are done cookin', this handy gadget will automatically shut off. Plus, time won't take forever — the removable parts of this cooker are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome! I usually hate having a single-purpose appliances in my kitchen, but this is totally worth it. This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time I use it." —A. M. Hinshaw

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (originally $19.97, available in five colors).

    50. A coloring and activity book packed with ~boss babes~ like Tina Fey, J.K. Rowling, Serena Williams, Malala Yousafzai, and Beyoncé. Not only will they be soothed by the coloring, but they'll also be inspired by the absolute icons lining these pages.

    Promising review: "YASSS. Absolutely love this. Cute compact size but thick with pages full of cute, quirky drawings and activities. It includes tons of brilliant lady icons! I sent these to my girlfriends for Galentine's Day and they loooved it." —MegLama

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    51. A Dash mini waffle maker so adorable, it *may* inspire them to replace that morning cereal bar with an actual sit-down breakfast.


    This waffle maker heats up super quickly, is designed with non-stick pans, and is fairly no-frills: just plug it in, pour some batter, and wait for the light to turn green. Your waffles are now ready!

    Plus, this comes with a neat little recipe book packed with recipes for hash browns, paninis, biscuit pizzas — basically a bunch of recipes that can be done using just this little waffle maker.

    Promising review: "This thing is incredible. I just mix up a batch of waffle batter and keep it in the fridge and in the morning, I plug this in while pouring my coffee. It reaches temp in about a minute, and then I'll pour in the batter and about the waffle is done about another minute later." —Seanster

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 colors and designs).

    52. Miracle-Gro food spikes they'll appreciate if they love plants, but a) weren't blessed with the advantage of a green thumb, and b) laziness is one of their defining features. These slowly release micronutrients into soil for up to two months, thus allowing your indoor plants to thrive.

    Promising review: "I swear by these plant food spikes!!! The package says they are for indoor plants, but I actually use them for all of my outdoor plants, especially my herbs. I first tried these after planting some basil and other herbs that seemed to be taking an eternity to grow. I went to a local home improvement store and searched the garden center for plant food, but many of them were priced much higher than I was willing to spend until I found these spikes. I figured I'd give them a try since they were so inexpensive and wow! Within just a few days, my plants had grown more than double what they had grown in the previous several weeks. One of my friends (who also enjoys gardening) came over to my house and was in awe of how big and healthy all of my herbs were. When I told her about these spikes, she went straight from my house to purchase some and had the exact same growth results." —GatorDO17

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $6.77.

    53. A bronze holder that simultaneously turns wine corks (over a 100 of 'em) into a work of art while also preventing them from being cluttered in their junk drawer, dining room, and every other nook and cranny of their home. Products that turn mess into art: I'm a huge fan, personally.

    Promising review: "Perfect, sturdy, and beautiful. It's also a decent size; not overwhelmingly large but not too small." —Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    54. A cotton linen pillowcase for anyone who has several shows they'd like to *eventually* watch, but are way too preoccupied with re-bingeing The Office for the 90th time to bother actually beginning a new series.

    Promising review: "Bought this for a friend as a gift when she got her puppy. She loves The Office and named her dog Dwight after it! The pillow case was perfect and exactly as described." —MJH

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    55. A one-line-a-day journal that recognizes they *may* be too busy to jot down their entire life story on the daily, but it also encourages them to sum up their day with just a line or two for five years...

    ...meaning they'll be able to compare where they are right NOW to where they were last year, on this specific date, on the dot.

    Promising review: "You will never regret buying this journal. I have always been a huge proponent of journaling. I journal everyday. I reread my old journals weekly. I love writing. This journal is a great way to ease yourself into journaling if it is an idea you’re exploring but are nervous to completely delve in. It is a huge commitment; I won’t lie, I occasionally go a few days without writing a few words. But being able to compare the years throughout your life is amazing. I wish I’d been doing this since I learned to write. If you’re thinking about getting this journal, do. It is my most prized material possession." —Samantha Bone

    Get it from Amazon for $10.63.

    56. A set of ceramic and cork coasters featuring gorgeous illustrations inspired by four cities: New York, London, San Francisco, and Paris. It's their travel bucket list immortalized in table protecting form.


    Get a set of four from World Market for $9.99.

    57. Speaking of bucket lists, a scratch-off one featuring100 must-read books ranging from Lolita and Frankenstein to Bridget Jones' Diary and The Help. Give this to a bibliophile, prepare for tears of happiness.


    Promising review: "This is a great gift! I got this for my mom who is a book worm. She has told all of her friends about it and already asked around to borrow the books she hasn’t read, that way she can scratch them off! A fun way to encourage the classics." —Alexander D Campbell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Me showing up to the holiday party, genuinely excited about the gifts I've come bearing:


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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