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50 Of The Best Practical Gifts To Give This Year 2021

In other words, presents that will *actually* be put to use.

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.

What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A breakfast sandwich maker one reviewer described as the "single best appliance they own." This must-have kitchen gadget fixes breakfast (and lunch and dinner) sandwiches in five minutes or less, creating the BEC of their dreams.

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Promising review: "Single best appliance I own. My boyfriend sent me this sort of as a joke; we both thought it was both ridiculous and brilliant to have a McMuffin maker in your house. And then I tried cooking with it for the first time. Holy crap, it's AMAZING. I ended up using frozen waffles for the bread; you have to trim them just a tad, but they are the perfect amount of crispy. I love experimenting with this, and have built some truly amazing sandwiches. Waffles, eggs, avocado, Swiss, and ham. Waffles, egg, corn salsa, jack cheese. If you can fit it into the rounds, you can make a sandwich with it. The panel under the egg slides out easily and cleanly when the egg is cooked (I find four minutes is perfect for cooked eggs with runny yolks), and the whole middle section can simply be tossed in the dishwasher." —Elizabeth Joy Weaver

Get it from Amazon for $23.47+ (available in five colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

2. Nine pairs of soft knit socks they can rock with Chelsea boots and a miniskirt, where they peek through ever so slightly to tell the world, "Yes, I look put together, but I am also incredibly cozy."

Reviewer photo of a person wearing orange socks under their tan boots
amazon.com

Promising review: "Love the color palette, real cool knit pattern. Also long enough to get that 'scrunched-up' look when paired with boots!" —Olivia T. 

Get nine pairs from Amazon for $25.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

3. A leakproof champagne stopper to keep their favorite beverage as fizzy as the day it was popped. This built-in pressure pump preserves bubbles and therefore preserves champagne, meaning the entire bottle need not be finished on the day it was opened. Now without further ado, can I get a mimosa please?

on the left, the stainless-steel and black stopper labeled "seal it" and on the right, a hand pressing down labeled "pump it"
Amazon

This stopper is even equipped with a date tracker so you always know how long the bottle has been sitting in the fridge!

Promising review: "I purchased this stopper after seeing one being used at a local wine-tasting event. I enjoy sparkling wines, but either have to drink the whole bottle myself before it gets flat (ugh) or throw it out (terribly wasteful). This product was the answer to my problem! It is very easy to use and keeps my sparkling beverage fresh and bubbly! Definitely a must!" —MKC

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

4. Claw clips because it's about time they bid adieu to the damaging hair ties of updo's past and embrace the tool that TikTok has been telling me to buy for the last 13 months. These securely hold back their mane without tugging or pulling, meaning breakage and headaches = no longer an issue.

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Promising review: "My hair is thin, but I have a lot of it and it’s so hard to get it off my neck and have a secure hold for the day. These clips are perfect! I can gather all my hair in one clip and it holds all day. No damage and no scalp pain. Love the different colors." —Liz B.

Get a pack of four clips from Amazon for $13.99 (available in six colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

5. 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 that makes this the perfect companion for daily morning strolls.

the black mug
Amazon

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).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

6. 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?

the red and blue cutting board with cheese and figs on it
Amazon

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.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

7. Gold Eye Treatments masks packed with collagen to make evidence of late night Netflix all but go poof. This TLC gift brightens bags and softens fine lines, which means they'll look completely awake even if they were up until the wee hours watching Unsolved Mysteries.

buzzfeed writer with gold eye masks on
Jasmin Sandal/BuzzFeed

Promising review: "I decided to put these golden gems to the test after coming off of a red-eye flight with practically no sleep. After cooling them off in the fridge (which is what was suggested on the packet), I applied them to my purpley, puffy eyes, and...w-o-w. Not only did I feel like I was receiving some kind of royal treatment (because, gold), but after 20 minutes, my under-eyes appeared brighter and any fine lines that were once lingering had vanished! After wearing these I didn't feel compelled to apply concealer either, which is usually my go-to to disguise dark circles — and I even felt confident enough to go bare-faced for the rest of the day. Now I find that I integrate these into my routine anytime I want to let my skin breathe free of makeup." —Jasmin Sandal, BuzzFeed staff

Get a pack fo 15 from Amazon for $19.97.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

8. A purposely oversized blanket that deserves a standing ovation from hot sleepers. Temp-regulating technology and a 100% Muslin cotton means they *won't* wake up drenched in sweat, plus they can wave those 3 a.m. "If I have one leg outside of the comforter..." thoughts goodbye. No more overheating.

Muslin Comfort

Psst, enter code BUZZ25 at checkout for 25% off *and* they can try it risk-free for 30 nights.

Promising review: "It is so soft and super comfortable. I don’t get night sweats anymore because this blanket is so breathable. I love the weight of it and the size is perfect, too." —Shalene C.

Get it from Muslin Comfort for $199+ (available in six colors and four sizes).

Shipping typically takes three to five days after processing.

9. The Wand, a mini histamine and sulfite filter that they can swirl around in their Ikea wine glass to halt hangovers in just 20 seconds. They can resume their SVU marathon with some red in hand, knowing they won't wake up to a monster headache.

The wand
Amazon

Promising review: "OMG!!!! This works. I love wine, but have terrible allergies to the histamines, sulfites, and preservatives in wine. I actually use one wand for two glasses of wine. I was very skeptical, but it works like a dream! Thank you, PureWine. This is really a breakthrough for me." —Penny Froh

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

10. An odorless Bite Away tool for anyone who feels like an all-you-can-eat buffet for bugs ("why me?" —me every summer). This promptly eases itching, redness, and swelling, so they can rest assured they won't spend the night scratching at their legs and cursing the brief time they spent in your backyard.

the bug bite tool
Amazon

Promising review: "My go to method was a hot spoon to heat the bite and kill off the venom that makes us itch. This tool does the same exact thing and I love that it's portable. You experience a bit of heat but it's such a relief. Love this tool!" —May Choi 

Get it from Amazon for $39.99

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

11. A faux-shearling moto jacket that looks like it would cost upward of $7 trillion (*giggles nervously* right on budget) but thankfully, it does not. Consider this the cold weather equivalent of a blazer: They'll look ultra put together when they slip this on over any outfit.

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Promising review: "This jacket is amazing. It looks expensive. It is extremely comfortable and warm, yet not too hot. Seriously, I wore it in 60-degree weather and was not too hot. I wore it in -5-degree weather, yes that’s right, and I was comfortable. I wore it in my house and I didn’t over heat. There’s something about the material. The lining does not shed or flatten and does not look chintzy. It’s thick and spongey like real shearling. It doesn’t really attract lint or hair or anything either. I just can’t say enough about this." —Huesitos

Get it from Amazon for $59.66+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

12. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey to take their taste buds on an all-expenses-paid adventure. This all-natural honey, chili pepper, and vinegar mixture add the perfect touch of spicy and sweet to any meal, which means they can say so long to bland and boring boxed dinners.

pizza with the honey on it
Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

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 $8.99.

To learn more, check out our review of the hot honey.  

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

13. A heated razor that is to shaving what caviar and champagne are to a party: in other words, fancy. This splurge-worthy device is equipped with adjustable heat, a stainless steel warming bar, five FlexDisc blades, and a wireless magnetic charging base that'll look fab on their bathroom sink.

the heated razor
Gillette

Promising review: "Absolutely amazing! The heat added a dramatic level of comfort while shaving. Each stroke felt wonderful. With my first shave, I expected to feel the warmth but I doubted it would provide such a dramatic level of comfort. What I didn’t expect was how much sharper this cartridge was. The feedback from each stroke was very different from the feedback on the Gillette Pro Glide Cartridge. I very much like the Pro Glide, but this cartridge was very smooth with hardly any tug on the hairs. With my coarse beard this razor gave me a shave as close and comfortable as a good straight razor shave!" —Robert

Get it from Gillette for $150.

Seven-to-ten-day standard shipping available.

14. A sleek makeup organizer to keep their slew of creams, lippies, and TJ Maxx checkout line gems in perfect order. So long and farewell, cluttered bathroom sinks of their past.

the makeup organizer
Amazon

Promising review: "Finally found exactly what I was looking for. After trying countless makeup storage options, this is the holy grail. Keeps all your items dust free and stored without it looking cluttered. I have multiple make up subscriptions and get a lot of face creams and primers. This holds all my daily items of all sizes and shapes. Worth every penny." —Melissa 

Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors and two sizes). 

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

15. A Dash mini waffle maker so user-friendly and fast, it may inspire them to replace that cereal bar with an actual sit-down breakfast. (Life advice: Don't be that TV character who grabs a single grape from a breakfast buffet and goes, "gotta run.") They'll just have to turn this baby on, pour in the batter, and it'll beep when ready.

Alexandra Napoli / BuzzFeed

This waffle maker heats up super quickly, is designed with nonstick pans, and is fairly no-frills: Just plug it in, pour some batter, and wait for the light to turn green. Waffles are ready in no more than five minutes.

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 11 colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

16. Handmade Heroes 100% Natural Vegan Sleeping Lip Mask repairs their pout whilst they snooze, cc: a mango butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil blend that'll have them humming "Miracles Happen" from that iconic princess movie.

the lip balms
Amazon

If you know you know. 

Promising review: "I am a person who ALWAYS seems to have dry lips. No matter how much water I drink or how well I eat or what product I use, I would always have dry, cracking, horrible lips. This stuff is amazing. Unlike most lip products that go away and have to be reapplied every two minutes — aptly named a mask...this stuff stays on your lips, continually moisturizing them for hours. I put this on before bed and will wake up to the soft, smooth texture in the morning. BUY IT." —Angela Brook Waters

Get it from Amazon for $6.99

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

17. A geometric tray with four interchangeable and stackable pieces that look like they were sourced from a modern art museum. Plus, these gorgeous pieces of art (ART, I tell ya) are perfect for everything from jewelry storage to breakfast in bed.

the interchangeable tray with yellow, green, orange, and white pieces
Amazon

Promising review: "These are the perfect plates. Lightweight and very cool design, and are a fun way to bring my favorite recipes (sliced homemade bread, cheese/crackers/grapes spread) to showers and parties. Love." —Sandia

Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

18. Essence Lash Princess Mascara guarantees the most coveted compliment of all time: "Are those your real lashes?" This jet-black lengthening formula won't smudge by lunchtime, plus costs less than $5 which...I'll have about eight tubes for myself and a few for my friends, please.

Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

Promising review: "I have to be honest, for a 'cheap' three-pack mascara, I did NOT have high expectations. These, however, exceeded my expectations and went MUCH MUCH farther. I had been buying a certain $25/tube brand (rhymes with truepique) and I like these just as much!! I’m saving a TON of money and like my lashes just as much." —Liz

Get it from Amazon for $2.48.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

19. A third-generation Echo Dot that can do everything from play music and make calls to read the news and set alarms — all at the sound of their voice! Having the ability to send texts and shuffle playlists (all hands-free!) is about to completely change their life for the better.

the echo dot
Amazon

Promising review: "I absolutely love it! Bought to use as a radio/ambient noise device as I fall asleep, but now realize the capabilities FAR exceeded what I initially purchased it for, so I also use it as an alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker for my iPad, personal assistant ('Alexa, add milk to my shopping list'), Amazon Music speaker (which I never used until buying this). The sound quality is really good, especially considering its small size and relatively budget-friendly price. I definitely recommend this to anyone, and if you’re a Prime member...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Don’t even 'add to cart,' just click 'buy now' and watch your life get simpler." —Dave S

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (originally $49.99).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

20. A color-changing LED string for extra lighting if their room is best described as dungeon vampire chic. This has six levels of brightness ranging from warm to light, takes minutes to install, is 32 feet long, and adds a bit of oomph to any WFH corner.

Reviewer using the light string in purple to line a corner of the room
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This even has a remote control so they can adjust the light settings from their bed (or office chair).

Promising review: "These lights were so much easier to install than I thought they'd be! The tape on the back is really strong and the lights themselves are brighter than the main light in my room. Everything was really dark and bland before, but these really made everything feel prettier than it was." —Shayna

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

21. Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Base genuinely keeps their smoky eye and cat-inspired liner in tact all 👏 day 👏 long 👏. That's right, folks! No creasing, smudging, fallout, or crying under the watch of this cruelty-free stocking stuffer.

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This primer is paraben free and lightweight, plus it's infused with pearl powder to enhance the vibrancy of their shadow AND a sebum-controlling powder to stop oily lids in their tracks.

Promising review: "Let me start by saying that I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From expensive to cheap...none of them hold a candle to this. I have very oily skin, but this primer lets my shadow last a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands if I'm lucky! Thank you to Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I seriously love this stuff." —Melissa Mae

Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

22. A toucan pitcher that makes something as boring as, oh, milk seem exciting. For everything from water and OJ to fresh-squeezed lemonade, this is the perfect functional-but-fun item to keep in their fridge at all times. *pours milk from toucan pitcher over bowl of sugary cereal with similar toucan ties*

the yellow and blue toucan-inspired pitcher
Amazon

Psst, this pitcher is food safe, BPA free, and dishwasher safe!

Get it from Amazon for $17.20 (available in two colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

23. A silicone popcorn maker capable of making 15 cups of popcorn in under four minutes. They'll just have to add in some kernels, ~pop~ it in the microwave, and their movie marathon feast is now ready to be devoured.

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This popcorn maker is especially fantastic because it acts as a popcorn bowl itself. PLUS! It's collapsible! Which makes this easy to store if they have approximately zero space in their kitchen.

Promising review: "Absolutely amazing! I am throwing out my old popcorn maker because there is no need for it anymore. I cannot believe how easy it was to make perfect popcorn and use the same bowl to eat it out of. I've already told all of my friends to buy this!" —Cindy Suy

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 10 colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

24. A USB-powered cooling pad for anyone with a computer that overheats so often, their lap feels permanently warm. This can easily remedy that problem: It's equipped with three fans and is so lightweight, it feels like it's not even there.

reviewer photo of the cooling pad emitting blue light
amazon.com

Promising review: "Best purchase I have made in years. Only had it two days, but the first words out of my mouth to my wife were, 'I can work for hours like this.' If you work from home and like to work on the couch, recliner, breakfast nook, patio, etc. and you have your computer in your lap, this is an absolute must-have. Not only does it keep your legs and lap cool, but it also keeps your computer cool and able to process much more efficiently." —Trent Thiel

Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in three colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

25. A foldover leather tote because it's about time they retire that $12 purse they purchased in college and somehow still wear. There are lipstick stains in the inner pocket. The strap is starting to unravel at the seams. It had a good run, but it's time to move on.

Madewell

Promising review: "Love it. Treated myself for my birthday! Feels very durable and I love the spacious size as a tote! But also that you can fold it for a mid-size purse. This purse feels like the kind of purse that will get better with time; kind of like an old pair of jeans." —Tinainthebayarea

Get it from Madewell for $188 (available in three colors).

Expedited two-to-three-day and overnight shipping options are available at additional cost.

26. A utility jacket lined with Sherpa for ultimate warmth, 100% ring-spun washed cotton for durability, and storm cuffs to keep the cold [Shrek voice here] far, far away.

model wearing the jacket
Carhartt

Promising review: "Great fit! Solid zippers and snaps, snug elastic around the wrists and definitely warm! Will allow enough movement for things like chopping wood, but also looks great to wear in and around town. Great purchase!" —Trever L. 

Get it from Carhartt for $129+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in four colors). 

Ground shipping is free. 1-2 day expedited shipping available for an additional cost.

27. Jumbo silicone ice molds that guarantee a better cocktails-at-home experience. Fancy looks aside, these perfectly shaped chunks of ice take forever to melt — aka, so long, diluted negronis, and hello, beverages that look like something out of a mixologist's handbook.

Hannah Loewentheil/BuzzFeed

You'll get two silicone molds and lids: one for square ice cubes, the other for round. They're both reusable and BPA free!

Promising review: "From negronis to margaritas and everything in between, these simple ice cube molds instantly make my cocktail creations taste better. And not to mention the jumbo ice cubes make any basic DIY drink look fancier too." —Hannah Loewentheil

Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.98.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

28. A portable Marshall Bluetooth speaker with such a stylish design, the fantastic sound quality feels like an additional perk. This bad boy offers 20+ hours of playback on a single charge, connects to their phone from 30 feet away, plus comes equipped with a trendy carrying strap for ultimate portability.

The black speaker on a table outdoors
BuzzFeed / AnaMaria Glavan

"The sound quality is amazing. Like, really amazing. You can control volume, treble, and bass with the slightest twist of a button, and this small speaker can get LOUD if you so please. I left it outside, put it on its loudest setting, went inside — and I could still hear my Spotify playlist going while I washed my hands. The design itself is also really lovely and, despite looking like it would be heavy, it’s actually surprisingly lightweight. This is definitely one of those sound systems that’s sturdy (and portable) enough to take with you anywhere, whether that be a beach or backyard barbecue. The battery life is also great!! It was playing for eight consecutive hours yesterday and it was still charged halfway. (As someone who’s electronic devices are almost always at 3% because I forget to charge everything, I *truly* appreciate this feature, LOL.) I had been putting music from my iPhone on full blast for years, but having a legitimate speaker has honestly been such a wonderful luxury. If you love music, listen to podcasts, or prefer audiobooks, this is one of those investments that’s completely worth it." —AnaMaria Glavan, BuzzFeed editor

Get it from Marshall for $249.99 (available in four colors).

Single business day shipping available for $9.99. 

29. A FlexiSpot standing desk converter for folks who spend their days in a less-than-ideal hunched over position (it's the damn labtobs, as my grandfather calls them). This game-changing gift holds a laptop or desktop, keyboard, and mouse, plus is super durable *and* easy to install.

the desk converter
FlexiSpot

Get it from FlexiSpot for $199.99 (originally $229). 

Standard two-to-five-day shipping available. 

30. A Wilton cooling rack for the pal who either a) has a food Insta or b) has come very close to creating one. This tiered tool is collapsible and can fit up to three dozen cookies (aka the exact amount I'd like to eat in one sitting).

the cookies on a cooling rack
Amazon

Promising review: "This is my second set of these. I couldn’t wait for my original set to arrive in my international move (without my stuff for six weeks) so bought a second set to tide me over. I use them for baking of course, but I use them almost daily as temporary dish drying racks, especially when I have washed a lot of plastic things like Tupperware. I wouldn’t put heavy things on them, but they really are perfect for plastic and melamine things. I also use them for cooling and drying out waffles or pancakes that I’m going to store because they get soggy sitting on a plate. These truly are useful things." —Carol Lee Fox

Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

31. A 6-quart Vortex air fryer for making all of their favorite comfort foods — we're talking everything from wings and glazed donuts to charred Brussels sprouts and sesame chicken — *without* having to use hot oil. It's even great for crisping up leftovers!

Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

"I've had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it's become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it's large enough to a good amount of food at once, it's easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I've been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you're cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don't get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don't mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there's no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn't believe I made this at home!!"" —Hannah Loewentheil

Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

32. An ergonomic footrest that basically *forces* them to improve their posture. Not only will this prevent slouching over their laptop, but it also helps alleviate the back and foot pain they'd experience as a result of said slouching.

reviewer using black foot rest under desk
amazon.com

Promising review: "When working from home, this really makes a difference. Keeps the back straight and helps prevent fatigue." —Benefits Lady

Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

33. Reusable twist ties that will let them put all "this charging cord is tangled beyond help" situations to rest. These simple pieces of rubber are an easy (but genius) stocking stuffer that keep everything from chargers to USB cables in check.

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Promising review: "These are fantastic little things; they're lightweight but feels quite sturdy. I have been using some this last month (tie/untie each day), and they still look as new — I think these will hold up really well." —emleigha

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $2.98+.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

34. A Wilton color swirl piping kit because they may have mastered the recipe they saw on Pinterest, but frosting that cupcake they just spent a painstaking amount of time on? Put the butter knife down. It's not going to work. Please tell them to try this instead.

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Promising review: "I thought this was a lot of fun to use. It's nice to get the three colors without trying to put all three icings in one bag. I was able to pipe an entire 9-inch layer cake in about 15 minutes with adding a bit more icing to each bag near the end. Getting the three couplers to lock together requires that you cut the bag at the right point so that the plastic bag doesn't cover the notches and grooves that are meant to interlock. I will definitely be using this again." —Nicole S.

Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

35. A Joseph Joseph kitchen tool set complete with a magnetic stand (!!!!) for easy, convenient storage and the following five tools: a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon, and a ladle. Phew.

the magnetic storage stand and five utensils
Amazon

"Someone gifted me one of these many moons ago, and the utensils have held up for over four years! They're still as perfectly magnetized and functional as they were when they first arrived, and I barely ever notice them even though my counter space is approximately that of a lunch tray (wish I were kidding!!!)." —Emma Lord, my fellow BuzzFeed Shopping team member

Get it from Amazon for $28.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

36. A crew sweatshirt crafted from 100% organic cotton, aka *the* wardrobe staple they'll be hibernating in all chilly season long.

model wearing the green sweater
Conscious Step

Each sweatshirt you purchase from Conscious Step = supporting Trees for the Future, an org dedicated to planting and better soil to uplift farmers.

Get it from Conscious Step for $89.95 (available in sizes XXS–XXL). 

Standard shipping takes three to five days after processing.

37. A bundle from Chirp if they've probably emerged from eight-hour laptop typing and thought wow, this back pain is quite terrible. This comes with three different wheels (gentle, firm, and deep-tissue relief) to ease tension in a pinch, plus even comes with a carrying case *and* upper back posture corrector.

Chirp

Promising review: "I've been using these for over a year or so now and I've got to say they're the best rollers for me. I've tried a lot of rollers but getting the three-pack Chirp has been such a game changer compared to my previous favorite roller. You can work out every muscle knot or sore spot with the varying sizes for pressure control. These rolls and along with stretching has greatly alleviated my messed up wrestler's back and would recommend getting them all." —Mrspriggs

Get it from Chirp for $99.99 (originally $205).

Orders ship for a flat rate of $6.95 (free shipping on $75+).

38. A "Did you feed the dog?" sign for anyone who lives with a partner or roommate who shares dog duties. If there have been multiple days in which their pupper has scarfed down two breakfast due to human error...get this ASAP.

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Fun fact! My boyfriend often feeds our French bulldog before he heads out...but our intelligent pet will then wait by the bowl when *I* wake up to try to indicate he has not had his breakfast. Rockie does not know how to roll over! But he sure knows how to manipulate me out of an extra serving of organic salmon.

Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

39. Cosmedica Illuminating Rose Gold Facial Serum Elixir delivers "I drink a ton of water" vibes thanks to a blend of hyaluronic acid and aloe. Balanced hydration and visibly brighter skin is theirs, all with a touch of illumination — this can actually be applied over foundation for a subtle highlight. Plus, that gorgeous bottle? Gorgeous, to say the least.

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Amazon

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.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

40. A splurge-worthy Always Pan that surpasses even the excessive amount of Instagram hype it gets. This snazzy kitchen gadget replaces eight pieces of cookware, weighs only 3 pounds, comes with a steamer basket and spatula nester, and is *truly* nonstick.

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Promising review: "This is the best pan I have ever cooked with. The surface allows me to control the amount of olive oil used, the dome lid design is great for faster cooking without turning up the heat, and the pan itself is so beautiful I leave it out on my stove top as decoration. I am hoping they make a small sauté pan and a 3-qt saucepan some day." —Cheryl M.

You can also check out our full review on this Instagram-famous Always pan.

Get it from Our Place for $99 (originally $145, available in seven colors).

Expedited shipping options are available at additional cost for ready-to-ship items.

41. A mini fabric steamer that scoffs in the face of deep wrinkles. Yes, they just pulled this button-down out of the hamper! No, they don't have anything else to wear! A quick run with this steamer (it heats up in 90 seconds flat) means a crisp blouse that looks as if it were just picked up from the cleaners.

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Promising review: "I am beyond thrilled with this little gizmo. It has worked wonders on everything in my closet from delicate chiffon and poly blends, to heavier cotton and wool blends. I have even steamed stubborn wrinkles from blazers and purses and linen. I considered purchasing a larger steamer, but they tend to be clumsy, heavy and difficult to maneuver. This steamer is perfect. And for frequent refills, I simply keep a pitcher of water nearby. For the price, you can't beat it." —Savvy Shopper

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

42. A toothpaste holder with a toothpaste *squeezer* to make sure they get every last minty drop trapped in that damn tube. (One reviewer even describes this as ingenious and TBH, they are not wrong.)

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There have been mornings when I think I've run out of the toothpaste and then am forced to have bad breath BUT! There is always some toothpaste left — you just have to squeeze it out.

Promising review: "This device is ingenious! Wished I’d known this product exist sooner. I use Arm & Hammer toothpaste which still comes in the standard small cap so having it prompt up behind the bathroom cabinet was impossible. Now, problem solved. It’s a small invention that made a positive impact. I thank the person who thought of it." —Jl33NYC

Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

43. A Nespresso Vertuo Next for the gift of a perfect cup of caffeine every. single. time. They'll be able to say buongiorno to quality coffee and espresso that will rival that one cup they had in Italy during their study abroad session about about five years ago.

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Target

Get it from Target for $159.99

2-day shipping available for select products.

44. A durable water bottle that I own and have dubbed my personal "emotional support tumbler." If they're not sure what to say in that Zoom meeting? Take a sip. Hydration and hiding their awkwardness will have never gone hand-in-hand so *ahem* fluidly.

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This bb comes with a silicone sleeve, two straws, and a bamboo lid. 

Promising review: "This is the perfect cup. Not only is it super cute, simple, and aesthetically pleasing, but I love drinking water out of glass because it always tastes better. I love that the silicone sleeve protects it and makes the cup more durable. It also came with a spare straw so I can wash one while I use the other!" —Amazon customer 

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 48 colors).  

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

45. A 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker capable of turning meal prep into something that is not difficult. This handy thing can make everything from golden lentil soup and pot roast to chocolate lava cake and French toast...and they'll barely have to lift a finger. Just pour in the ingredients.

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reviewer pot roast and carrots

This is basically nine kitchen tools in one! It can be used as pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, sous vide, and sterilizer! It can also sauté, because #fancy. It's also up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods.

Get it from Instant Brands for $59.95 or Amazon for $59 (originally $199.99).

Expedited 2-day shipping available at an additional cost. 

46. A V-neck ribbed sweater with the word versatility written all over it in invisible ink. This wardrobe basic can be worn to anything, with anything — and it's great for the sightly chilly days of fall and full-blown freezing temps of winter.

reviewer wearing the white tee
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Promising review: "This sweater is one of the best quality sweaters I have purchased on amazon. Very soft and great material. I loved it so much I purchased it again in two more colors." —Denise 

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 22 colors). 

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

47. A bidet attachment to replace the call, forever and always. The call in question? A panicked screaming for a sibling to get them another roll of toilet paper because they've realized, all too late, that the cardboard tube is exposed. The first spritz will have 'em wondering how they ever managed to live without this.

a toilet with the bio bidet attachment on it
Bio Bidet

This eco-friendly gizmo cuts down on wasteful toilet paper *and* thoroughly cleans your nethers. 

Promising review: "I bought this to replace an older model. I like the improved cleaning features. I also like the installation with the slim design. It fits nicely without using any type of spacers to make it fit on the toilet properly. I recommend this to anybody, especially if they are on a tight budget. You really get your money's worth." —johnderoos

Get it from Bio Bidet for $49.99.

Free domestic shipping on orders over $49; all orders are processed within one to two business days. 

48. A tiny milk frother that makes it easy to whip up their very own, typically very expensive PSL at home — and quickly. This stainless-steel whisk truly has so many darn uses: Their mouth can water at the thought of cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, matcha, milkshakes, and more.

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Promising review: "All of my friends and family had this so naturally I had to get one and I am obsessed. Makes every homemade coffee taste like you went out and bought one. Very affordable and worth every penny. I love that is comes with a cute holder for it." —Kayla Dillinger

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five styles).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

49. A Luv Scrub mesh body exfoliator that stretches up to 50 inches, aka their back scrubs will no longer require contortionist-worthy flexibility. Skin smoother than any baby's rear end is theirs for the taking with this pink shower must-have.

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Luv Scrub is a Black woman–owned business founded by Caroline Owusu-Ansah, who is introducing people to West African methods of mesh exfoliation one customer at a time. This product is so popular it's often sold out, so go go go!

"I'm so obsessed with this exfoliator that I'm just choosing to forget all the years I lived without it. First of all, it suds up my body wash like nobody's business — I probably have to use about a quarter as much of it now to get really sudsy good coverage. It's flexible and extendable, which makes it ridiculously easy to reach places all over my body, in particular my shoulders and back. You can bunch it up to your preferred thickness if you want more of a light exfoliation or a deeper one in different places of your body. As someone who has had bumpy and rough skin on my arms, I noticed a MASSIVE difference in the smoothness of my skin from the very first use. I also just love the pop! of pink in my shower, it makes me happy to look at it." —Emma Lord

Get it from Luv Scrub for $18 and shop all of their colors here.

Orders will be shipped in five to seven business days.

50. A TubShroom drain protector invented by a wizard to catch all the hair in their shower (the kind that inevitably leads to clogs). They can think of this magic weapon as their new bathroom bodyguard *and* an easy way to avoid emergency phone calls to the plumber.

reviewer photo of orange tubshroom with hair
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Promising review: "My tub/shower drain stopper broke and was going to cost $200–$600 to replace as the entire drain and pipe connections had to be removed and replaced. That was not in my budget and I searched for an alternative to the black hole that had become my drain. This inexpensive little TubShroom drain protector and hair catcher dropped right down into the 'black hole,' stayed in place, looked nice (white against my white tub/shower), and works great! The water drains out (no pooling and creating a small lake in my tub as I shower), with the hair caught around TubShroom." —Kael

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

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