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57 Of The Best Practical Gifts To Give This Year

Gifts they won't eventually wrap and, well, gift to someone else.

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1. 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?

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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.

2. A supremely cozy pom-pom blanket they'll genuinely use all 👏 the 👏 time 👏. Weekends spent rewatching The Office and all one million hours of Law & Order: SVU are about to get so much better.

Three fleece blankets with pom pom edges
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Promising review: "My husband, dog and I all really love this blanket. The color is as pictured and as soft as described. The pom-poms are sewn on really well and I don't think they will fall off. I have already washed this a couple of times and it has come out good as new. The material does not mat in the wash and drier and quality is outstanding." —ShortcakeBun

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 15 colors and five sizes).

3. 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
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).

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

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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.

5. 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.

6. A flip mini waffle maker, because what they *really* want is a trip to Disney but we have to make do. This easy-to-clean, nonstick gadget churns out six Mickey-shaped waffles for a breakfast that would give even EPCOT a run for its money.

the Mickey Mouse waffle maker
Hot Topic

Promising review: "This makes the cutest waffles! It’s also super convenient that you can make six at once since both sides have trays. We love it!" —ErikaAshley

Get it from Hot Topic for $74.49.

7. A Takeya cold brew maker so they can drink their favorite caffeinated beverage whenever you please without the $5+ charge (NYC coffee = so damn expensive). This is cleverly designed with an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks.

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

To learn more, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker".

8. A Daily Harvest box for the gift of a delicious, nutritious, and quick lunch. You'll get to ~customize~ up to nine selects for them — but good luck choosing from the likes of mint and cacao smoothies, butternut squash harvest bowls, sweet potato flatbreads, avocado-based chocolate fudge ice cream, and more.

a smoothie, harvest bowl, and ice cream
Daily Harvest

If you'd prefer not to choose their kit for them, you can also send them a digital gift card with denominations starting at $50 (this is a great last-minute gift option that they will *definitely* use).

Get a custom gift box from Daily Harvest starting at $75.

9. An expandable and adjustable wooden caddy tray that even has a designated spot for their wine glass. Picture a fizzy bath bomb and perhaps a good show streaming on Netflix, perched on a sturdy surface that guarantees their laptop won't suffer water damage.

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Promising review: "I was so nervous about ordering this. I have a huge bathtub and I was worried it wouldn't fit — but it does. It's incredibly sturdy and I can safely put my Macbook Air 13" on it and enjoy my bath. the wine glass holder is wonderful and the cellphone holder is perfect, but I have the 7Plus (Iphone) so i do have to remove it from the case in order to fit it into the holder as I have an incredibly large phone. It expands and shortens nicely and is very user friendly." —Jesse

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

10. 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
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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.

11. A fragrance discovery set so they can ~discover~ their new favorite scent: their nostrils will be delighted by notes of bergamot, cannabis, dark rum, leather, stem, and vetiver.

the fragrance kit
Malin + Goetz

Get it from Malin + Goetz for $24.

12. 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 your 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.

13. A makeup organizer that functions as both a gorgeous piece of decor and the perfect ~keep everything in place~ tool. Get ready to make them feel like straight royalty every time they reach for that $4 drugstore lipstick.

the makeup compartment with gold detailing
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

14. A Miku smart monitor that streams video and audio in real-time, tracking your baby's sleep quality, sleep times, breathing rate, crying, and more. Reviewers swear that this tiny gadget — and its associated app — is completely worth the splurge.

hand holding app on smart phone
Miku

Promising review: "I bought this a couple weeks ago, and I am blown away by this. The packaging, first of all, is beautiful, simple, and so organized. The installation process is so simple!! Once I had it set up I immediately downloaded the app and started using it. This camera tracks breathing rate, temperature, humidity, movement and sound. Any time there is movement or the sound, the live recording is stored away into the nighttime activity folder. If that wasn't cool enough, theres two-way talk, music and sounds, nighttime vision and Wi-Fi connection. If my son begins crying at night, Miku sends me an alarm to let me know he has woken up. It also tracks when they fall back asleep. Im blown away that I can access the analytics from the night/nap and see sleep quality, wake/sleep times, and total duration!! Seriously, this is SO WORTH IT. I have great peace of mind and comfort having this camera in my home." —Kaelacc

Get it from Miku for $399.

15. 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 you have approximately zero space in your 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).

16. A customizable apéritif kit made from real, delicious ingredients that will make their bar cart feel a thousand times more luxurious. Choose from the following four flavors: citrus flower, rose rosé, bitter clove, and lemon lavender.

the clear bottles
Haus

Promising review: "Even though I have tried a number of Haus flavors, I wanted to try some more and the sampler kit looked like a great way to do it. Two thumbs up! First, the branding and bottles are so dang cute that you want to try them just from that. The bottles are a perfect size to share with a friend and I will keep them to use as vases. The sampler kit also makes an ideal gift for someone as an introduction to Haus." —Marcia W.

Get it from Haus for $40.

17. A travel flask so chic, the fact that it holds water is just an additional perk. The slim design makes it easy to slip into their purse, plus a leakproof seal means that no unnecessary spills will occur. Not ever.

reviewer photo of clear travel flask
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Promising review: "I originally bought this water bottle because I wanted something that would stand out, and it sure does! I get so many compliments on it and people often ask where I got such a unique water bottle." —Bob

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five colors).

18. A Tile Mate that is *pulls rabbit out of a top hat* pure magic. This tiny gizmo has a 200-foot Bluetooth range and an associated app that ensures they never lose any of their important belongings again. No judgement. But they've misplaced their purse no less than 37 times.

the white tile on a purse
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Get it from Tile for $24.99.

19. A leak-proof 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"
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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.

20. A dress shirt best described by one word: crisp. This is crafted with stretch fabric and a stretch collar for maximum comfort, guaranteeing its spot as their new favorite basic.

Men's Wearhouse

Get it from Men's Wearhouse for $29.99 (available in sizes 14-20 and in four colors).

21. A BPA-free, microwave-safe bowl to prevent *le gasp* soggy cereal. It's also great for separating chips and dip, soups and sandwiches, fries and ketchup, and the list goes on for miles.

reviewer photo of white bowl with cereal on one side and milk on the other
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Promising review: "This product is something I didn’t know I needed. It’s like the creator crawled into my soul and found the deepest desire of my heart and then invented it. If you think I’m being dramatic, you should try soggy cereal and then eat cereal from THIS bowl. I’ll take 30 more, please, and hand them out as gifts." —Sarah F.

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

22. 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).

23. I Dew Care Plush Party Lip Balm addresses chapped lips once and for all. This functions as a sleeping mask — they can apply this shea butter, cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamin C mask formula before bed and wake up to a nourished pout. No flakes. Ever again.

the pink lip balm with reviewer text that says "this has saved my lips"
Amazon

It comes with a lil' spatula so you don't have to use your fingers.

Promising review: "My lips have never been softer or more moisturized during the day!! This is my holy grail product. It's worth it." —Ash

Get it from Amazon for $16.

24. 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.

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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.

To learn more, check out "These Jumbo Ice Molds Are My Most Important Tool For Making Cocktails At Home".

25. Pet steps so that your four-legged roommate can climb onto their bed — er, your bed — with ease. No more halfhearted jumps; no more staring at you until you let them up. The latter has ruined many a WFH meeting, personally.

pug climbing down wide stairs leading from bed
Petsmart

Get it from Petsmart for $38.99 (originally $74.99, available in four colors).

26. 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).

27. A tiered hammock organizer so they can *finally* get their remote controls in order. No more searching between couch cushions and under pillows before proceeding to shake out their blanket, in which the remotes fall out and batteries get scattered everywhere. A true nightmare.

reviewer photo of gray tiered hammock
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This is great to keep on a nightstand for all of your bedtime essentials!

Promising review: "I got this because I have two remotes and two sets of glasses and I was putting them down and then not finding them easily. I had to train myself but now if I put one item down, it goes in the hammock. It doesn't take up too much room on my side table." —Seattle lady

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

28. A two-piece outfit that is basically a gazillion options in one: They can wear this as a matching ensemble, throw on the sweater with workout leggings, pair the bottoms with a favorite band tee, and the list goes on.

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Promising review: "I'm always kind of nervous to order clothes online because how never know what you're going to get. The fit, color, and fabric may be all wrong. I thought this was so cute though, so I thought I'd give it a shot and it didn't disappoint. I got the dark green color which is so pretty, plus it's so soft and comfortable. I may order more in different colors because it's so cozy." —Debi

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 18 colors).

29. An expandable smart bracelet for a gift that is both stylish *and* functional. There's a nifty button on the inside of the charm that, when pressed twice, alerts up to five contacts about your current whereabouts (exact location included) to indicate you need help.

model wearing silver expandable bracelet
InvisaWear

Get it from InvisaWear for $149.

30. A Kai Luna knife set so they can finally toss their dull, mismatched, barely-cuts-through-anything cutlery. This set comes with a wooden storage block, chef, utility, paring, and citrus knives, plus a honing and sharpening steel.

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Promising review: "I purchased this block set of knives after falling in love with a single Kai Luna knife I purchased at Cost Plus. They're so incredibly sharp, great for cutting through even tough jerky or hard veggies. The blades are textured (looks very attractive) but also helps to release chopped veggies from the blade and into the bowl. The box that the set comes in is super nice, with a built-in carrying handle. Makes an impressive gift." —Jacky

Get a set of six from Amazon for $46.65.

31. A barbecue dry rub gift set packed with six decadent flavors, each of which contains a paprika base along with additional ingredients from cayenne pepper and turmeric to rosemary and thyme.

the six golden tins
Piquant Post

Get it from Piquant Post for $39.99.

32. A dual-part dish rack ideal for anyone with a ton of dishes, but limited counter space. This baby is extendable and folds in half when not in use. Simply ~expand~ it to its biggest setting when you have to set 97 dishes, 32 spoons, and 10,008 coffee mugs to dry.

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Promising review: "What a beautiful and clean concept!! I had looking for a dish rack with a 'clean look' for a whole and considered options three times more expensive. I am BEYOND happy with this rack. It beautiful, sturdy and clean. Also, water always drains out as intended and it's great in terms of space and storage." —Sandy

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in four colors).

33. 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 your 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).

34. A fuzzy sweater lauded by reviewers for being ridiculously cozy and soft. For a more chic version of their favorite fleece pajama top, *this* is just the ticket they've been scouring the internet for.

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Promising review: "I am obsessed with this sweater. I’ve had it for two weeks and I’ve worn it almost every day. True to size, fuzzy and warm, doesn’t shed at all. Long enough to wear with leggings! I would recommend washing separately, as any lint or fuzz will stick. Bought it in black for now, but will be coming back to buy in every color!" —Megan Lynch

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 18 colors).

35. A stainless-steel universal lid about to clear up SO much kitchen space. I can picture it now: them opening a cabinet and nothing falling out. This is great for 7- to 12-inch pots, pans, and skillets, plus it's dishwasher-safe and heat-safe up to 425 degrees.

reviewer photo of the stainless steel lid
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Promising review: "This was a lifesaver. I bought some copper pans on sale that didn't come with any lids. They were my favorite pans to cook with, but for recipes that required 'cover and let simmer' I had to use something else. Not anymore! I have three different size pans and this lid fits all three." —Casey A.

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

36. An Ecotools makeup cleaner because yes, brushes need to be deep cleaned on occasion. Not only are makeup tools a breeding ground for bacteria (and a pimple apocalypse waiting to happen), but applying foundation with a brush covered in built-up foundation is definitely *not* ideal.

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This formula is made with gentle, plant-based ingredients that won't damage your brushes OR your skin. Plus, it can be used on any of your brushes or sponge applicators!

Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out." —Kryssy

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

37. A Cora laundry ball inspired by the ocean's coral filters. In other words, this mimics those filters by collecting the microfibers that would otherwise build up in your washing machine — and ultimately make their way into our waterways.

the blue laundry ball
Celsious

Get it from Celsious for $39.

38. 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.

To learn more, check out "I’m Not Joking, This Mini Clothing Steamer Will Help You Be A Better Adult."

39. Margarita glasses to elevate their ~at-home marg~ experience. It's simple: They can store this in the freezer until they're ready for some tequila and it'll keep their drink at the *perfect* temperature (goodbye, melted ice cubes and diluted drinks!), plus the silicone gripper means it's easy to hold.

the glasses
Amazon

Promising review: "This is my third type of Host Freezing Glasses. I have a set of four wine glasses, four whiskey glasses, and two margarita glasses. These are great for the patio, taking on picnics, taking for beach vacation, or just keeping your drink cold for hours on a hot summer day! Host makes a quality product. I keep my glasses in the freezer all of the time....ready to go. Have never had a problem with any style of glass that I own. If you share one, you might never get it back. Everyone loves them." —R. Jones

Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.85.

40. 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
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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).

41. 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!

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"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.

To learn more, check out "I Finally Got An Air Fryer, And It's Totally Changed My Home Cooking."

42. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream that's a cult-favorite for a reason: this jar of goodness uses hyaluronic acid and peptides to improve elasticity, provide hydration, and visibly reduce fine lines in just a few quick swipes. It's also fragrance-free, to boot.

hand holding the red jar of moisturizer
CVS

Get it from CVS for $24.99 (originally $31.49).

43. 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+.

44. A tailored fit top coat because the weather outside is getting more and more frightful, aka their hoodie is no longer going to cut it. This layer is made from a durable fine wool blend that is durable, soft, and warm.

the gray coat with three buttons
Jos A. Bank

Get it from Jos A. Bank for $99 (originally $129, available in sizes 38-50, long lengths, and five colors).

45. An ergonomic foot rest that basically *forces* them to improve your 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
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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.

46. 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.

47. Keurig cleaning cups to deep clean their coffee machine (#poetry) within minutes. They have to simply pop this biodegradable cleaner in as they would a cup of caffeine and then proceed to marvel at the gunk that's made its way into their daily cup of joe.

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Promising review: "We’ve had our Keurig for a few years, and with the exception of using only filtered water and dispensing hot water every so often, we’ve never cleaned the needle or K-Cup area. I used three cleaning cups back to back and WOW our machine was dirty! I'm so happy I purchased these! I’ll be keeping up on cleaning these more often." —Heather Garcia

Get a pack from Amazon for $9.95.

48. 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 your 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 and 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.

49. A microfiber duster to turn cleaning into, dare I say, an enjoyable chore!? This traps dust particles with every swipe — and seeing all that gunk accumulate will be more satisfying than they can imagine. *begins to nervous sweat at the thought of when I last dusted*

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Psst, you can even remove the cloth and throw it in the washing machine when you're done cleaning!

Promising review: "Do you dust? Because I don't! I find that when I dust, the particles just fly into the air, and it seems like I'm not cleaning at all. Well, everything changed when I bought the OXO microfiber hand duster. Dust and dirt stick to this thing like a magnet — it's both gross and satisfying to see. The best part is, the cloth is removable and machine-washable so it's clean and ready to be used for next time. It's a small thing, but my apartment feels so much cleaner with this duster around!" —Yi Yang, BuzzFeed Staff

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

50. An Umbra countertop tray to keep their cell upright and provide it with a permanent home, plus it functions as a catch-all tray for the random items cluttering up their desk: keys, jewelry, coins, the works.

the white countertop tray with an iPhone and ring inside
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Promising review: "This is a sturdy holder and easy to accommodate the iPhone and small jewelry. I like being able to view the phone screen to see text and who's calling. I liked it so much I got one for my desk, kitchen, and living room. I also got one for a friend." —Carol Lastique

Get it from Amazon for $9.12.

51. A shower caddy with an adhesive backing strong enough to withstand all of their conditioners (of which they inexplicably have, like, a million). Just peel, stick on the shower wall, wait twelve hours, and they're good to go.

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Promising review: "Holy crap! This is way better than an over-the-showerhead caddy or a corner shelf! It’s adhesion is amazing, as you can tell we have it chockfull and it’s not once moved or come undone! Gives our shower more space and it's way easier to keep clean now!" —Mary

Get it from Amazon for $20.98.

52. A Lodge pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet with the uncanny ability to sauté, sear, bake, broil, braise, fry, or grill any meal to perfection. Want a solid kitchen gift for the pal who just got a new apartment? Look no further than this beauty, which is perfect for almost every meal they'll want to whip up — we're talking breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Promising review: "This is the cast-iron I have, and it just lives on my stove top because I use it literally everyday. To clean, simply hand wash (I usually opt for no soap, but you do you) and rub with vegetable oil to keep it nice and seasoned." —Rachel Dunkel, BuzzFeed Staff

Get it from Amazon for $14.88 (available in multiple sizes).

53. A silicone strainer and colander set anyone with a microbe-sized kitchen will more than appreciate (hello, my fellow NYC residents). These are completely collapsible and take up virtually no cabinet or countertop space.

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Promising review: "I'm really impressed with this colander set. It collapses and expands very easily, so it is perfect for storing away when not being used. I love that it's dishwasher safe for quick cleanup! I like that it came with two different sizes of colanders. This is a must-have product for anyone who cooks often." —Makayla Brown

Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.99.

54. 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 your phone from 30 feet away, plus comes equipped with a trendy carrying strap for ultimate portability.

The black speaker on a table outdoors
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"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).

55. A set of bedsheet holders that will keep everything firmly in place, aka this is *exactly* what the doctor ordered if you (or your partner) move around a ton in your sleep. This is as much a gift for them as it is for you.

Reviewer's before-and-after to show their bed sheet being pulled up versus neatly tucked in by the sheet holders
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Promising review: "Say goodbye to re-arranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors and four pack sizes).

56. An OXO three-blade spiralizer so they can feel like they're eating a pasta dinner when, in fact, they are not. I know that seems like a cruel joke, but ~zoodles~ are downright tasty — and this can shred an entire zucchini within minutes. Veggies! But make them fun!

orange and white spiralized veggie noodles being held over pan
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Promising review: "This spiralizer is the bomb. I first bought a manual one where I had to hold the zucchini and rotate it in a little cup with a blade in the bottom to see if I would like zucchini noodles, and I did, but it was labor intensive, messy, and took forever to get enough for two adult servings done. Now I just used this for the first time. It took two minutes to read the instructions, a minute to rinse off the unit, and less than a minute to create a mountain of beautiful zucchini spaghetti for dinner tonight. It was very simple to use and clean." —Mary C.

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

57. A vacuum sealer here to prevent food waste *and* help them save money in the long run. This is fab if they prefer buying in bulk (cc: the friend with a Costco membership) because it prolongs freshness, plus takes up less room in your fridge as opposed to bulky boxes.

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Promising review: "This little machine has been so great in my daily life. I love buying my groceries in bulk but certain things don't keep very good once opened. This has been the perfect solution, it saves me a lot of money and grocery trips." —sophie Bragar

Get it from Amazon for $59.97.

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