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Here Are The Best Gifts Under $25 To Give In 2020

An *NSYNC marble notebook, red wine sheet masks, a baguette keyboard rest, and so much more.

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1. A LAPCOS sheet mask available in a variety of formulas to tackle different skincare concerns. We highly recommend the red wine and escargot masks, the latter of which uses snail filtrate and chamomile flower to soothe irritation. Talk about ~slimy yet satisfying~.

the wine, escgargot, and pearl sheet masks / Via @lapcos_usa

Promising review: "These masks are literally the best! No joke! I’ve had facial upon facial and the first time I used the Escargot mask, my face was soft, smooth and my redness was gone. I’m obsessed!!" —Casey J. Little

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $14 (available in 12 different formulas).

2. A Dobby figurine that one reviewer is using in lieu of Elf on the Shelf this year and in the words of Ron himself, ~brilliant~. This little guy has bendable limbs and can be comfortably placed in any nook or cranny throughout their home.,

Promising review: "We didn’t have an Elf on a Shelf, we had a Dobby on the Potty or where ever else we could think to put him! Love this little guy! Posable, cute, well-made." —Alicia M.

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

Editor's Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

3. A Friends letter board for the pal who *needs* to get a new show already but alas, probably won't. This iconic kit comes with 145 letters and Central Perk-approved icons destined to win the title of ~best gift ever~.

the yellow letter board with text "I'll be there for you"

Get it from Toynk for $17.99.

4. A memory foam keyboard rest shaped like a baguette — I mean, what more is there to say? The only thing I'd enjoy more than the below is, well, an actual loaf of bread. This even comes delivered in a bread bag.

reviewer photo of baguette rest

Promising review: "The moment I stumbled upon this baguette wrist rest, I had to have it. It made me laugh and I needed a wrist rest, so why not? When it arrived, I was impressed — it even came carefully packaged in a bread bag! Not only is it funny, but it's also incredibly comfortable. I'll be bulk buying these for stocking fillers and white elephant gifts this Christmas. Everyone I've shown it to have fallen in love with it, definitely a great purchase." —GSKTerry

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

5. A super soft throw blanket they can cozy up under during yet *another* binge-a-thon involving The Office. No judgement. But I'm pretty sure they can recite every line of every episode of every season.

the blanket with radish illustrations and text saying "Schrute Farms Bed and Breakfast"
Hot Topic

Get it from Hot Topic for $19.92 (originally $24.99).

6. Fluffy cross-band slippers so they can trot around their house in comfort *and* style. These babies are designed with a durable bottom for outdoor use, come in a bunch of different colors and prints, plus are ultra soft and will feel like a hug against their hooves.,

Promising review: "I LOVE these slippers!! Not only are they SUPER cute but they're extremely soft and comfortable. I love the durable bottom that makes it easy to transitions from indoors to outdoors if needed. They have a nice supportive cushion on the bottom and love that they're open in front making for a nice breathable slipper during the hot summer months, too." —Cassandra

Get them from Amazon for $18.99.

7. Tower 28 Daily Rescue Facial Spray – it revitalizes skin with three simple ingredients: hypochlorous acid, water, and sodium chloride. They can give their complexion a spritz of this trio to cleanse, soothe redness, and calm irritation. Reviewers even *swear* by this product for combatting maskne and IMO, this makes for the perfect stocking stuffer.

model holding the clear spray bottle with white cap labeled "Tower 28"

Promising review: "OK, so MASKNE is a real thing. I have been wearing a mask almost daily since March (work in healthcare). I did not realize it when I made the initial purchase, but the main ingredient in this is actually widely used in healthcare as an antiseptic and for wound healing. And. It. Totally. Works." —acsRN

Promising review: "This is a holy grail product. I swear I have glass skin now thanks to this spray. My texture, pores, skin tone, hydration, everything seems better. I love how it looks, how it smells, and especially how happy it makes my skin. I’ll be buying this for the rest of my life. I’ve already repurchased it twice. Worth the hype." —CBTarker

Get it from Sephora for $28.

8. A Lego movie activity kit here to inspire the next generation of Spielbergs. This includes all the tools they need (plus access to the accompanying app) for creating their very own stop-animation film and excuse me, as someone who took an intro to film class in college, I conclude that this is a great gift for children and adults alike.


Promising review: "AWESOME ITEM. My 11- and 12-year-old have played with this NONSTOP. The movies they create are so cool. Adult help is required at first but once they get the hang of it, watch out because you'll find numerous story lines and little Lego scenes set up around your house. Whoever came up with this item is a genius. I'd even go as far as saying it's the best toy I have ever purchased for any of my five kids. Worth every penny." —Brandy Lynn

Get it from Amazon for $15.19.

9. A tub of matcha powder for the pal that hates coffee, but still wants to feel awake in their Monday AM Zoom meeting. Presenting their new favorite gift! They'll be able to whisk this into latte perfection for a tasty drink that is said to enhance focus and energy. / Via @hustle

Get it from MatchaBar for $24.95.

10. A magical hook hanger because they are always losing their keys and, unfortunately, are not amongst the select few who will be attending Hogwarts next year. No spell chanting will save them. This will save them so much time in the long run — no overturned couch cushions involved.

the gold key hook with gold text labeled "Alohomora"

Get it from BoxLunch for $13.52 (originally $16.90).

Editor's Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

11. A sterling silver knot ring here to really tie the ~knot~ when it comes to getting the compliment of best gift ever. It's perfectly dainty, goes with any style wardrobe, and reviewers swear it won't leave behind the dreaded green line.

reviewer wearing the silver knot ring

Promising review: "I've had this ring for almost a year and have worn it just about every day. Shower- and gym-proof with no discoloration nor any bending have taken place." —Megan B

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 2-12 and in five colors).

12. An automatic pan stirrer about to revolutionize the cooking routine you both share. This clever gadget designed with a timer!) churns away at sauces and other whisk-requiring ingredients, aka their arm will be saved from the pain that is continuous and tedious stirring.

Uncommon Goods

Promising review: "My husband LOVES Alfredo, but I HATE the constant stirring of the sauce, so I rarely make it! For Christmas, my husband invested in his future and bought me this self stirrer. I was incredibly sure that this gadget would never be able to manage the thick sauce and that I would end up whisking the night away. I will come before you now and claim that this was AMAZING!! I literally walked away and prepped other ingredients and walked back to the stove where my PERFECTLY COMBINED sauce sat. Truly a product worth its money!" —Kate

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

13. An eyeshadow palette inspired by the one, the only — Baby Yoda. While this gift has extreme kitsch factor, one should note that the shades are *actually* good! Think matte to metallic olive greens and neutral tones, all super blendable and pigmented. The force is truly strong.

the palette

Get it from ColourPop for $16.

14. A fill-in-the-blank journal so mushy, it's basically a foolproof way to put a gigantic smile on their face. Prepare to jot down your favorite memories, their best qualities, and how you plan on being when you ~grow old~ together.

Small pink book called "What I Love About You by Me" and the message "You fill in the blanks" in the upper-left corner.

Promising review: "These booklets are the best. I bought one for my sister, mother, and two best friends. Each of them cherish this gift and felt it was one of the best gifts they have ever gotten. I must say it is a lot of fun to fill out too. My favorite thing to do was pour a glass of wine, sit in my recliner, and fill out these books while reminiscing about great memories!" —Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $10.19+.

15. An electric wine opener with a cordless, rechargeable design that uncorks bottles in a jiffy: Just the press the button and 'tis done in only seven seconds. Their $7 bottle of vino awaits. One single charge = enough power to open 80 bottles.

A graphic showing the foil-removing cap, and how the cork is removed

Promising review: "This is one of the coolest gadgets that I own now. I never knew that opening a corked bottle of wine could be so easy and so entertaining as well. No more old fashioned corkscrews for me! With the press of a button and about seven seconds this awesome automated device pulls the cork right out of the wine bottle. Not to mention, it has a very cool blue light that illuminated the cork as it’s being removed from the bottle. This may be the best $20 I’ve ever spent. Surprisingly this is made very well and the fact that it’s rechargeable really blows my mind. I used to own a similar device that took regular batteries, but I always seemed to be replacing them. With this, you don’t need to buy anything else other than more bottle of wine! If you’re contemplating purchasing one of these and you’ve read my review up until this point, stop reading now and go make the purchase. You won’t be sorry! Cheers!" —SocDiesel

Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

16. BuzzFeed's Tasty Adulting cookbook because anyone can cook — they just haven't had the proper tutor yet. This chronicles 75 easy peasy recipes that walks them through cooking ~foundations~ and helps them master the classics (think the perfect skirt steak).

The cover of the book
BuzzFeed Tasty

Get it for $14.68 (originally $21).

17. A W&P Porter ceramic mug as gorgeous as it is useful (I mean this screams Pinterest board). This is reusable, has a protective silicone sleeve, and comes with a secure lid press which makes this the perfect companion for daily morning strolls.

the pink mug

Promising review: "I love this portable ceramic mug! It's comfortable and cozy to hold because of the rubber lining that surrounds three-quarters of the ceramic. I like that the rubber also covers the bottom of the mug so that I can set it down on my desk without making a sound, but it's so nice to be able to sip from the ceramic at the top (if you take the lid off) because it feels like you're using a regular coffee mug (rather than a travel mug). It's incredibly convenient to be able to microwave it when you want to reheat your drink. All around I think it's worth the price." —elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

18. A Nostalgia toaster here to deliver the perfect grilled cheese every 👏 single 👏 time 👏. If only Andy Sachs had one of these bad boys: Maybe she would have dumped her whiney chef boyfriend had it not been for the Jarlsberg presented on a silver platter.

Promising review: "My husband got me this for Christmas because I’m obsessed with grilled cheese sandwiches. I LOVE this thing. It works really well. I put a little bit of butter on the outside of the sandwich and it crisps it perfectly." —C.R.L.

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

19. A Tequila Mockingbird cocktail kit to turn your book-obsessed soulmate into a professional mixologist. This inexpensive kit comes with two swizzle sticks, a bartender's jigger to measure out drinks, and a shortened version of the original book (which outlines15 drink recipes and notes about which books inspired them).

the kit with a jigger and book

Promising review: "I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my secret Santa, who is an English teacher. She loved it! Such a unique idea with fun recipes." —Heather

Get it from Amazon for $9.21.

20. A desktop tetherball kit to transport your childhood friend back to middle school gym class (but like, in a good way). This neat little gift comes with a tetherball pole and a 32-page illustrated mini book that discusses all the ~fun history~ behind the game. TBH this is very much the only sports gift I'd be happy to receive.

Promising review: "I got this for my boyfriend to keep in his office at work. He loves playing the real thing, so I knew he would love the mini tetherball. I was right, he did. On his downtime when he gets bored, he can now paw at this mini replica." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

21. A Nintendo Gameboy keychain so they can relive that glorious moment of that first Brock defeat (with water and grass Pokémon, obvs) whenever they reach for their keys.

reviewer holding the silver keychain

Promising review: "The keychain is pretty well made and designed and has a nice weight to it. I think it's a great gift to retro game enthusiasts." —J. Wong

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

22. A ~Fasta Pasta~ cooker for the S/O who *insists* on eating Italian every night. This makes perfect al dente pasta right in the microwave every single time, plus the lid doubles as a strainer! So long to the 10 pots and pans that end up in their sink whenever they want a plate of penne.

Promising review: "I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked when instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. Pasta is the only thing I have cooked in this product, but there are a lot of other things you can cook in it. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast microwave pasta cooker!" —Kelsi Murphy

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

23. A gift assortment of Popbar hot chocolate sticks to upgrade their favorite winter beverage and holiday tradition into something slightly more luxe than Swiss Miss (no shade to Swiss Miss). 10/10 would swirl this around in my coffee, too.

the Popbar hot chocolate sticks / Via @popbar

Promising review: "Delish! Wish I had tried them earlier, before I had already bought gifts. These are so yummy and rich, you can almost use one for two cups of cocoa. I will likely get these again next year for sweet treats and holiday gifts." —Jane Mitchell

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in dark, milk, and white chocolate or chocolate, mocha, and peppermint. Also available in packs of 12).

24. A tinted lip oil available in three shades: ruby, fig, and blossom. One swipe means a quick flush of color *and* moisture thanks to a formula packed with jojoba, camellia, and sesame oils.


Get it from Versed for $9.99 (available in three shades).

25. Stainless-steel cuff links personalized with their initial which means *wipes away eyebrow sweat* they won't even suspect that you waited until last minute to purchase their gift.

A reviewer's pair of the silver tone cufflinks in the letter A, with a rounded shape, outside lip around the engraving

Promising review: "My mom wanted to get my brother cuff links for Christmas. We looked everywhere for initial or monogrammed. She is 95 and on a budget but wanted something nice. These were perfect. Well-made, quality material. They were both pleased with the cuff links" —Jean A. Kirby

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in all 26 letters).

26. A Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees available in four delicious flavors — because you thought your meal was already good, but think again. Wildflower honey infused with extra ingredients like citrus and habanero peppers will make your tastebuds feel like they haven't been *living* until now.


Promising review: "I've tried a lot of honey and lived in New Zealand, home to famous honeys. This is hands down the best honey I've had. I like to have it with chevre or burrata on toast. I also like it in Chai. It's a winner. Can't wait to try more Bees Knees varieties." —Amigurumi Gal

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four flavors).

27. A medallion pendant necklace about to become the pièce de résistance of their entire wardrobe. This dainty accessory is versatile enough to be worn every day, but the intricate designs still make it feel entirely unique.

model wearing the moon and star chain

Promising review: "This necklace is so pretty! I get compliments EVERY TIME I WEAR IT! I was surprised at the quality and color of this piece and I'm excited to buy more. Plus, great price!!" —Jaimie

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in nine styles).

28. A 2021 day-to-day boxed calendar — each day presents a new question and wager amount, aka you can keep track of your score throughout the week (or year). This is their training until finally coming face-to-face with the great Alex Trebek himself.


Get it from Amazon for $14.39.

29. Pointed toe flats for a gift that looks *way* more expensive than it actually is. These basic beauties come in five colors and prints, plus are a great option for when they want to look put-together but don't want to subject their feet to the torture that is a pair of heels.

model wearing the leopard print flats

Promising review: "I am absolutely in LOVE with these leopard print flats! They fit perfectly and I have gotten a TON of compliments on them. I purchased them in nude as well but haven't wore them yet. They are gorgeous!!" —Dawn H.

Get them from Lulus for $24 (available in sizes 5-10 and in five colors).

30. A science activity kit that transforms rubbish to robots! This contains everything they'll need to create their own motorized robot out of a used can, including detailed and easy-to-understand instructions. "IT'S ALIVE!" —me to the Dr Pepper can I Frankenstein.

reviewer images of two cans turned into robots

Promising review: "I bought this for my 8-year-old nephew's birthday and he loved it. His response after building it was, 'Aunt Jenn, you buy the best gifts ever.' I'd say that's a win." —Jenn S.

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

31. A Cadbury chocolate box stuffed to the brim with 10 delicious, full-sized bars (including the beloved dairy milk caramel bar). Plus, they're shipped from the UK so their taste buds will feel like they're riding the tube past Big Ben with every bite.

10 different chocolates

Promising review: "I never knew how many different varieties Cadbury made. Each one more delicious, I can’t decide which is my favorite. It arrived earlier then stated and I was so excited to see it. Cadbury was my favorite here in the US and the English versions are even better. I already ordered another box because I absolutely love it!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

32. An I Dew Care wash-off mask that that smells (and looks!) as delicious as a funfetti slice. Sending them birthday cake skincare with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and squalane > an actual birthday cake, and I mean that with every ounce of my being.

Amazon, @idewcare / Via

Promising review: "I Dew Care really outdid themselves on this mask. It is super hydrating and made my skin feel soft and bouncy, and it also left it with a little glow without a serum. It washed off like a dream and the scent is so good. If you don't like sweet scents I wouldn't recommend, but it smells just like cupcake batter." —Abigail Karl

Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in three formulas).

33. A calligraphy guide book for anyone looking to improve their penmanship and eventually create their own Etsy shop. These easy-to-follow instructions will turn their doodles and scribbles into a work of legible art. Da Vinci? We (we in this context = me and my eyebrows) don't know him.

the book

Promising review: "I LOVE this book!! I’ve wanted to improve my penmanship and learn modern calligraphy and lettering for a looooong time. I thought I’d give this book a try and I’m so confident in my lettering now. I’m excited to create my own projects and show off my new skills." —KHenderson

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

34. A multipurpose glass kitchen board that adds a ton of style, but does *not* take up a lot of space. This functions as a trivet for hot pots and plates, makes for the ideal cutting board, and is the perfect way to display fruits, meats, and cheeses. Talk about a gouda gift, eh?


This carpet-inspired kitchen board is heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and has nonslip rubber feet to ensure it stays in place.

Promising review: "Perfect addition to the countertop. Instead of tucking it away like most cutting boards, this is one to display. Stays put, no sliding, and just big enough for slicing up veggies for a salad. We've also used it for hot dishes on the dining room table." —C M Moriarty

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

35. A Fjallraven Kanken pen case crafted with a sturdy fabric that won't wear and tear the moment it gets overpacked. Factor in that solid quality to a simple-but-great design, and you've got yourself the best practical gift ever.

the yellow pen case

Get it from Backcountry for $19.95 (available in nine colors).

36. Wood prints so you can transform their favorite photos of their favorite people into full-blown works of art. Not required but highly recommended: forgetting wedding memories or best friend group shots, a wood print of their pet.

photos printed on wood

Get it from CanvasChamp starting at $18.49.

37. A retro hotel keychain inspired by their favorite fictional TV-and-movie locations — think the Grand Budapest Hotel, Shady Pines, Dragonfly Inn, and more. They even have a ~key~ to Bates Motel but 10/10 would avoid buying at all costs., Amazon

Promising review: "Who doesn't love anything Twin Peaks? Looks exactly like the one Agent Dale Cooper used when he stayed at The Great Northern. Very nostalgic of the greatest TV series ever made." —lHicks

Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 15 colors).

38. A Jane Austen planter pot that would make any bibliophile shed tears of joy regardless of their pride (and prejudice). If they love books but hate greenery, they can use this to store makeup, dish sponges, keys, and more. The possibilities are endless.

the white planter pot

The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild actually has a few different planters to choose from, including Shakespeare and Einstein.

Promising review: "I love it! I am OBSESSED with Jane Austen so I ordered this for my desk. It is small, about the size of a teacup, but makes me smile every time I see it." —Madelyn Petrovich

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

39. ...or a Pride and Prejudice gift set complete with loose peppermint chamomile tea and a Mr. Darcy bookmark. (Psst, the Novel Tea Tins shop on Etsy offers a ton of similar gifts for various works of literature!)

the tea tin and bookmark
Novel Tea Tins / Etsy

Get it from Novel Tea Tins on Etsy for $16.95.

40. Popcornopolis cone packs presented in super festive packaging, sure. But the real treat is the variety of popcorn itself — caramel corn, cheddar cheese popcorn, kettle corn, and zebra corn, the latter of which is drizzled with melted white and dark chocolate.,

Promising review: "The first time I had ever even heard of this brand was a few months ago at Christmas. My in-laws got my wife and I some with the warning 'You won't be able to stop eating them!' Pft, sure. Little did I know they were absolutely incredibly correct. The first one we tried was the Zebra corn and it is absolutely astounding. So far my favorite is the Cheddar. Hands down it is the best cheddar popcorn you will ever taste. Every single flavor that popcornopolis offers is amazing." —Miguel Bahena

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $19.14.

41. A one-line-a-day journal that will encourage them to jot down the day's main event for five years. The result? A completed time capsule that will serve as both a memory book and an opportunity at self-reflection.

the pink, white, blue, and yellow one line a day journal
Chronicle Books

Get it from Amazon for $9.39, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $15.59, or check your local library.

42. A tie-dye kit because there's no use in fighting it — a ton of ROY G. BIV is all anyone wants from their loungewear these days. No judgement. This kit contains enough stuff to complete up to 30 projects, supplying detailed instructions and five squeezable dye bottles.

Promising review: "We had so much fun with this kit! We had a lot of dye left over after doing like 15 shirts. I decided to go in the house and start dying random things. I got carried away but HAD SO MUCH FUN!! Buy this, you won’t regret it. Also, use more dye than you think you need. We ended up redoing a few shirts because there was so much white showing." —Keirstonmarie

Get it from Amazon for $18.39+ (available in two color sets).

43. A Clinique gift set dubbed the ~turn it up, take it off~ because it's got eye essentials for both day and night. They'll receive a lightweight eye cream-gel, a volumizing and lengthening black mascara, plus a cult-favorite cleansing balm (it transforms into an oil that quickly removes all traces of makeup, including stubborn mascara).

the purple tin with the mascara, eye balm, and cleansing balm

Get it from Clinique for $15.

44. A dozen peppermint bark truffles made with double chocolate chip cake, crushed candy cane bits, red and chocolate sprinkles, and minty sand. Plus, these hail from the iconic Milk Bar in New York City — it's basically a trip to the old Big Apple in dessert form.

Megan Madden

Psst, they even have pumpkin dulche de leche truffles!

Get a box of 12 from Milk Bar for $24.

45. A slightly off-shoulder top for the person who aspires to wear more color but alas, likely never will. Say bonjour to their new favorite go-to in all the land.

reviewer wearing the black off-shoulder top

Promising review: "I have another shirt that's almost identical to this one from a high-end brand, and I love this one more. The fabric is very soft and comfortable. The fit is just right and the black is super dark and didn’t fade in the wash. Going to buy more!" —Vilma

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in nine colors).

46. A NYX shadow palette equipped with 16 pigmented hues here to take their hand and lead them to greener pastures, aka an eye look that is slightly more bold. From deep burgundies to shimmery coppers, this affordable palette is the perfect gift for any makeup lover.


Get it from CVS for $17.99 (available in three colors).

47. A classic marble notebook that pays subtle tribute to the artists formerly known as *NYSYNC. Perhaps they ring a bell? Justin, Chris, Joey, Lance, and JC? Quite frankly it's tearin' up my heart that I don't already own this.

the marble notebook with NSYNC design

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

48. A mini cross-stitch kit for a hobby that *isn't* Netflix. This includes everything they need to start on one of four The Nightmare Before Christmas designs: a tiny 32-page book with instructions, three pieces of cotton cloth, an embroidery hoop, and embroidery thread.


Promising review: "OMG I love this set. It’s so cute to give as a gift or to keep for yourself. Easy to read and follow directions." —Kelly McQueen

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

49. e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer – it blurs pores, mattifies excess oil, and offers light coverage with one swipe! It wears well under foundation, plus is great to slather on when you're pressed for time but want a bright, dewy complexion. This buzz-worthy gift is widely considered an A+ dupe for more expensive primers on the market.

the poreless putty primer in clear jar with black lid

Promising review: "Beauty gurus have been raving about elf's putty primer, so I decided to give it a try because of the affordable price. Another reason why I appreciate elf products. At first, when I applied the primer, it did feel greasy on my skin, but after applying my makeup, my skin looked amazing. Not only did this primer minimize my pores. It also kept my oily skin at bay and helped my makeup last throughout the day. I can now say that I found a holy grail and this primer was definitely a product I will keep purchasing." —Pamela

Get it from Amazon for $8.

50. A tinted multi-purpose salve to hydrate their pout, because the wind has returned and painfully dry lips have returned with it. This is available in several scents, but cheers to the newest limited-edition flavor: fig. It leaves behind a beautiful coral tint for just a flush of color.

the white lip balm tube with green cap

Promising review: "THE FIG ONE! Made for 2020 and to add that color to your Zoom calls. My absolute favorite, I hope they keep it around. It's the balm fig-gety." —Monika

Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in nine colors).

51. Ribbed knit leggings so cozy, even their leggings will start to feel stiff. These are ideal for lounging around and doing nothing, but the tapered design also makes for a très trendy ~put-together but still comfortable~ look.

Rue 21

Get them from Rue 21 for $13.29+ (originally $18.99, available in sizes 1X-3X and in four colors).

52. A copy of Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything, a fantastical (and morbidly funny) glimpse into the history of medicine.

the book
Workman Publishing

Promising review: "Entertaining, witty, and chock full of the kinds of facts I personally love to share at parties. Ranging from coffee enemas to putting leeches on your tonsils, this book explores the fascinating and often pseudoscientific lengths people have gone to cure the incurable." —Map

Get it from Amazon for $14.49, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $21.21, or check your local library.

53. Vinyl record coasters to keep their Ikea furniture protected in style. Music buffs will rejoice at the idea of their coffee mugs being graced by the likes of Pink Floyd, Elton John, and The Beatles.,

Promising review: "OMG I love these!! Super high quality! This gives my coffee table the extra ZING it needed." —Emily G.

Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.99.

54. A scratch-off bucket list so they never have to answer the dreaded question of "What should we watch?" ever again. This poster contains 100 cult classics in ever genre ranging from Monsters Inc. to American Beauty, meaning they'll save a ton of time that would have been otherwise squandered on Netflix scrolling.

the poster

Promising review: "Was exactly as described! Poster came rolled up in a tube and arrived in perfect shape. Looks clean both covered and scratched off. Makes the perfect addition to my theater room!" —Kyle Whitaker

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

55. A Star Wars silicone spatula inspired by the likes of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and light sabers. Rest assured that this force will be with you ~always~ — it's dishwasher-safe and won't get mangled in the top rack.


Promising review: "Bought this for my husband for Christmas and he loved it! It has a nice sturdy handle for cooking. Great detail on the handle as well. I think it’s great quality and the price is right." —Brian Johns

Get it from Amazon for $17.50.

56. A checklist notepad quaintly designed with a chicken illustration and an accompanying "to-doodle-do" text that has warmed my holiday-hating heart. Guess who just figured out what to buy their farm animal-obsessed grandmother? Hint: the answer is me.

the pink notepad
Rifle Paper Co.

Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $8 (available in four designs).

57. A BPA-free Nalgene water bottle with a screw-top lid, dishwasher-safe plastic, and etched-in measurements that let you keep track of exactly how much water you've sipped. This acts as a subtle reminder to stay hydrated, folks. / Via @nalgene, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

Promising review: "Nalgenes are light and so easy to carry around. Whether you're hiking, strolling through town, throwing one in your backpack, or just hanging around the house, they're a joy to bring along. The screw-top lids never fail and the BPA-free and dishwasher-safe plastic is nice and durable. I can admittedly be extremely clumsy and have yet to crack a 'gene." —Rachel Dunkel, BuzzFeed Staff

Get it from Cabela's for $11.99 (available in three colors).

58. A wall mounted plant pot so fun that perhaps they'll actually remember to gee, I don't know, actually water all the greenery they purchased this year.

Teeny succulent mounted planter with cloud water holder on top

Promising review: "I have purchased several sets of these. I have them hanging in my office and have referred friends to this link and they have purchased the set too. Great present for teachers!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three styles).

59. A classic Strawberry Shortcake doll for the ultimate throwback gift! This ~berry~ cute toy was re-released in honor of its 40th birthday, comes in a collectible gift box, and has the same iconic strawberry scent for a 10/10 snuggle experience.

the doll
Always Fits

Get it from Always Fits for $16.50.

60. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter – it turns removing makeup into a luxurious bedtime ritual thanks to a rich, creamy chamomile formula. This scoffs in the face of stubborn mascara, removing every last drop of product from your face with ease — now tell them to put down the makeup wipes. They're better than that.

Promising review: "You will never use a wipe again after using this. It melts off the toughest mascara and a full beat in seconds without stripping your skin or leaving a film of dirt behind. This is seriously a holy grail makeup remover." —E. Shaklee

Get it from Amazon for $14.86.

61. A mini cake pop maker about to upgrade their dessert game in a major way. This lightweight gadget uses non-stick baking plates so they can whip up to nine bite-sized treats at a time.,

Promising review: "This was a gift for my 8-year-old who loves to cook. We also purchased the Babycakes cake pop cookbook and have had a wonderful time testing out breakfast recipes. They cook up quickly and well. It's super easy to use and not difficult to wipe out when we're done." —Michael Pendrak

Get it from Amazon for $20.96.

62. Out of Print toddler socks for the littlest bébé in your circle. To be honest, this is more of a gift for yourself. I mean, their little feet! In these little library socks! It's the joy we need in 2020.

toddler library socks in yellow and pink

These even come in designs inspired by The Little Prince, Where the Wild Things Are, and more!

Promising review: "These socks are adorable! I bought them with a copy of the book for my nephew. The grips on the bottom are great and I love that the pairs can be mixed and matched together. I feel like they were a great deal and so cute. This brand have combined my love of books and socks and continues to be a source of gifts for others and myself." —Madeline Schultz

Get them from Amazon for $12 (available in seven styles).

63. Nonprescription computer glasses that block the pesky blue light seeping in from your monitor (blue light = the potential culprit behind your mid-afternoon headaches made worse by nonstop Excel sheets and "per my last email" responses).,

Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. Plus, you can't beat the price!" —kwatson

Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 11 colors).

64. A Cosmedica rose gold serum to deliver some major "I drink a ton of water" vibes. A blend of hyaluronic acid and aloe offers balanced hydration and visibly brighter skin, even giving their complexion a touch of illumination. They can apply this bb with foundation or as a subtle highlight.

model holding clear bottle with pink product and clear dropper / Via @cosmedica_skincare

Promising review: "This product is beautiful. I have combination skin and the formula is hydrating, but does not make my skin feel oily. It leaves the perfect glow for nonmakeup days and is a great primer before applying foundation." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $20.

65. A buttering knife designed with a curved stainless-steel blade to ensure that the corn-to-butter ratio is *chef's kiss*. The edge of the knife is also perfect for cutting into a stick or for scooping a buttery vat straight outta the tub.

The Grommet

Promising review: "This is one of those things you didn’t know you needed until you try it. I hate buttering corn on the cob! It's messy, butter falls off the knife, etc. This genius little thing makes it easy. Love it!" —Christa

Get a set of two from The Grommet for $13.95.

66. A tiny USB cactus humidifier that adds moisture to the air and combats dryness with ease. They can say sayonara to chapped lips, irritated sinuses, dehydrated complexions, and common cold symptoms with this adorable desk accessory.

white diffuser with green cactus-inspired top

Promising review: "I LOVE these little humidifiers! I bought my first one to use at my desk at work, because the air is so dry in the building, and it has been a godsend. Not only does it help keep my sinuses happier, but it looks great too. I bought a second one for my nightstand that I use while I sleep at night, and they both work perfectly." —Selene Schneider

Get it from Amazon for $13.89+ (available in five styles).

67. Thick wool socks, aka a warm hug for their 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. TL;DR, that's no small feat., Amazon

Promising review: "They're so warm and fluffy! I love wool socks, but sometimes the texture can be really rough and stiff. These aren't. They have a soft sort of towel-ish texture that feels toe-gasmic. I keep scrunching up my toes so I can feel the softness properly." —K. Price

Get three pairs from Amazon for $9.98.

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