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29 Gifts You Hated As A Kid But Would Love Now

All the things you tended to regift...or were clearly regifted to you.

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1. Bath & Body Works gift sets that no one really wanted.

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"YES! Shower gels!!!" —me receiving a Bath & Body Works gift set today.

Get them from Bath & Body Works for $27 (Japanese Cherry Blossom) and $37.50 (Twilight Woods).

2. Bobby pins and ponytail holders that are now better than gold.

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No more using the same stretched-out black rubber band that I've been using for five years? YES!!!!

Get them from Amazon for $4.96 (bobby pins) and $12.95 (ponytail holders).

3. Wall calendars that seemed excessive considering the date was written on the chalkboard every morning.

I'd love to have scholarly hot dudes to greet me when I got home. Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.99.
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I'd love to have scholarly hot dudes to greet me when I got home.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.99.

4. Candles that were never lit because your parents thought you'd accidentally burn the house down.

Get one from Form and Flux on Etsy for $17.46.
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Get one from Form and Flux on Etsy for $17.46.

5. Pajamas and onesies that were subtle reminders of your (very unfair and very early) bedtime.

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Get them from Forever 21 for $27.90 (pajamas) and $29.90 (onesie).

6. Dainty jewelry sets that were a waste because you really just wanted those spiked studs from Claire's.

Get this set from Amazon for $7.99.
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Get this set from Amazon for $7.99.

7. Decorative soap bars that remained untouched on your nightstand for weeks.

Do I...do I bathe with this...or...? Get it from Tailored Soap on Etsy for $8.99.
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Do I...do I bathe with this...or...?

Get it from Tailored Soap on Etsy for $8.99.

8. Planners that would serve as a birthday countdown, but not much else.

...but now you buy them every year in an attempt to get your life together. Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $34.
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...but now you buy them every year in an attempt to get your life together.

Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $34.

9. Underwear that came into your life before you understood the joy of a five-for-$25 sale.

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Victoria's Secret lingo FTW.

Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

10. Mugs that served no purpose because you still thought coffee was gross.

Mom! Look what I got you for Christmas! *whips out regifted mug* Get it from Catsicorn on Etsy for $12.86.
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Mom! Look what I got you for Christmas! *whips out regifted mug*

Get it from Catsicorn on Etsy for $12.86.

11. Random chocolate assortments that didn't contain well-known brands a young person would want.

No Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme? What is this garbage?!Get it from Amazon for $39.95.
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No Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme? What is this garbage?!

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

12. Pencils that were the equivalent of getting coal in your stocking.

"This is the best gift ever OMG." —me getting pencils in 2016 Get them from Newton and the Apple on Etsy for $9.70.
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"This is the best gift ever OMG." —me getting pencils in 2016

Get them from Newton and the Apple on Etsy for $9.70.

13. Cold weather accessory sets that were not from Abercrombie & Fitch. Or Hollister. Or even American Eagle.

*now struggles to find the other matching mitten every winter* Get this set from Amazon for $24.99.
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*now struggles to find the other matching mitten every winter*

Get this set from Amazon for $24.99.

14. Books from loved ones who still thought you were in preschool.

The book you wanted versus the book you got.Get them from Amazon for $7.14 (left) and $13.34 (right).
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The book you wanted versus the book you got.

Get them from Amazon for $7.14 (left) and $13.34 (right).

15. Blankets that just seemed unnecessary.

*transports back to the ’90s to visit young naive self* "YOU WILL LOVE NAPS AND ANYTHING COZY, STOP WHINING" Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.
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*transports back to the ’90s to visit young naive self* "YOU WILL LOVE NAPS AND ANYTHING COZY, STOP WHINING"

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.

16. Plain tees that were so, so underappreciated in childhood.

Present day: I've bought 67,890 undershirts and they've all mysteriously vanished and I find myself buying more and more each week. Get them from Amazon for $11.49.
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Present day: I've bought 67,890 undershirts and they've all mysteriously vanished and I find myself buying more and more each week.

Get them from Amazon for $11.49.

17. Snow globes that, for some reason, you always had an abundance of.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $16.
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Get them from Urban Outfitters for $16.

18. Double-feature DVDs that you probably already owned.

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Usually found in the $5-and-under aisles.

Get them both from Amazon for $5 (left) and $5 (right).

19. Educational games you'd appreciate significantly more in your adulthood than your youth.

Wild nights = Bananagrams. Get it from Amazon for $12.75.
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Wild nights = Bananagrams.

Get it from Amazon for $12.75.

20. Trinket dishes that just added clutter to your already messy room.

And now there's no better way to store your earring backs. Get it from Francesca's for $14.
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And now there's no better way to store your earring backs.

Get it from Francesca's for $14.

21. Gift cards for stores you didn't even like.

Dear Santa, please help my family realize that I want money and gift cards for Christmas. They don't have to buy me clothes that are three sizes too big. XOXO. Get it from Amazon for $50.
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Dear Santa, please help my family realize that I want money and gift cards for Christmas. They don't have to buy me clothes that are three sizes too big. XOXO.

Get it from Amazon for $50.

22. Notebooks, because apparently you didn't get enough of them in September.

I would have preferred those cool stretchy textbook covers. Get them from Urban Outfitters for $8.
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I would have preferred those cool stretchy textbook covers.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $8.

23. Piggy banks that were adorable, but you already had about five of them on your dresser.

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So. Many. Pennies.

Get it from Paper Source for $15.95.

24. Puzzles that you’d almost finish just to discover that the last few pieces were missing.

Always. Get it from Amazon for $17.99.
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Always.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

25. Bath sponges and gloves that were usually passed down to a younger sibling or parent.

forever21.com, forever21.com

Merry Christmas!! Do you like it?

Get them from Forever 21 for $1.90 (sponge) and $2.90 (glove).

26. Paint-by-numbers kits that were entertaining for maybe the first five seconds.

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And then paint would inevitably get everywhere and you would get in trouble.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

27. Socks that actually matched.

Get them from Amazon for $9.
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Get them from Amazon for $9.

28. More socks.

Get a set from Amazon for $15.99.
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Get a set from Amazon for $15.99.

29. And did I mention socks?

Get the set from Amazon for $13.99.
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Get the set from Amazon for $13.99.

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