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    63 Of The Most Useful Gifts Of 2019

    Gifts they'd probably purchase on their own anyhow.

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

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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 $16.99 (originally $19.99).

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

    2. 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.

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    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 $24.99 (originally $49.99).

    3. A vegan Acure brightening scrub made with argan extract and chlorella gentle enough to exfoliate acne-prone skin without causing further inflammation or redness. It'll also be an absolute 🌟 superstar 🌟 at fading scars and brightening their skin.

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    Psst, this cult-favorite and cruelty-free product has over 2,500 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "Are you kidding? Why didn't I find this sooner? THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. I'm 34, and never had a blemish... until I hit 30. Hormonal cystic acne has plagued my chin and neck for years. I've tried everything from washes, scrubs, microdermabrasion, facials, masks, even antibiotics as a last resort. NOTHING cleared my skin like this! I've been using this product for only two weeks and my skin is clearing beautifully, plus my old acne scars disappearing. People are making comments about how fresh, young, and healthy my skin looks. Its a small tube, but you only need a pea-sized amount really." —emhart16

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. A tiny knife sharpener because that knife of theirs can barely slice through bread, let alone a steak. This features two sharpening options (coarse and fine), and is designed with a non-slip base to ensure that it stays put whilst in use.

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    Promising review: "Do you find yourself hating the knifes you cut with? I certainly did. Always grumbling about not being able to cut a freakin' bagel or tomato! Although, as they say, it's often more difficult to cut something soft than it is something hard. In any case, do yourself a favor and get this very cheap sharpener. It works like a charm in a mere two or three swipes/pulls on the unit. Honestly, I can't believe I never thought to have one on hand before. It should be a staple in every kitchen." —Matt

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's review of this knife sharpener.

    5. A Gumby dog toy guaranteed to make your four-legged best friend a very happy boy. Reviewers swear that their pets loves this chew toy an immeasurable amount!

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

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    6. A coconut sugar Handmade Heroes lip scrub to prep their pout for bold lipstick. This will give 'em smooth, moisturized lips free of any flakes from extreme dryness.

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    This vegan and cruelty-free scrub is formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil for the ultimate dose of hydration.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim and I have no regrets! It smells delicious — like toasted almonds and almond cookies! I use the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediate tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my chapstick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after just one use!" —Cowie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    7. A grooming glove that let them pet their pup or cat while also helping them get rid of the excess fur that would otherwise shed and be laid to rest all over their apartment. It even stimulates skin oils, promotes a softer and shinier coat, and can be thrown into the wash when it needs a deep clean itself.

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    Promising review: "This glove is perfect for our one kitty who hates to be brushed. Our family recently added kitty number three, a big beautiful long-haired Maine Coon who despises being brushed or bathed. It was such a struggle as fine cat hair started taking over our life. Honestly, I did not think this grooming glove would work, but let me just say it is wonderful. Our kitty just loves the feeling it gives him, and we love the astounding amount of hair that is now in the glove and not on every surface in our home. Thank you wonderful seller. We LOVE this glove." —Colleen5991

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    8. A Lily England rose gold hair brush cleverly designed with an ergonomic handle (READ: no more tired wrists) and gentle flexible bristles that glide through any hair type whether wet or dry, ridding your mane of knots with no painful tugging necessary.

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    Promising review: "Listen I don't know who Lily England is, but that woman is a godsend! Being in the military also makes me plaster my hair to my head so trying to brush out my hair at the end of the day with all the product turns into another war in itself. For as long as I can remember, I have always used a normal brush. Oh my lawd, am I so thankful for this brush. The first time I used it, I decided to try after work. This thing literally told my hair that everything was going to be okay. I also used to make a rug on my floor with my hair, and I also could have made a scarf with the hair that was left on my regular brush after three days. Not this bad boy!!! Just buy it — it's shiny and nice to your hair, head, and floor." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    9. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to quickly remove all that funky, gross, probably-starting-to-smell build-up in their favorite water bottle. These are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and require absolutely NO effort or scrubbing, but will make their water bottle look as if they've just brought it home from the store.

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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug and I tried everything, but there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY without any scrubbing necessary. They look brand new and there was no weird smell or taste afterward, either. Absolute magic!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

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

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    11. A flight flap that is deceivingly strong despite the fact that it's as thin as a piece of paper. For the frequent flier in your life, this easily molds into the seat in front of them or can remain upright on the tray table, holding everything from their Kindle to their iPhone perfectly in place.

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    Promising review: "This is the ultimate must-have for long plane rides. It's moldable so you can literally make it fit ANYWHERE! It is also strong and when you're done, you can easily just flatten it back out and toss it in your bag. It doesn't weigh anything and it's only about as thick as a thin piece of cardboard so it can live in a purse, backpack, or even be used as a big bookmark. I love this things. Now I just have to find out how many folds it's good for!" —Kasey Cassone

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    13. A portable massage ball that can provide quick stress relief, improve circulation, relieve stiffness, and just feels really darn good when run over sore muscles. It also provides 360 rotation and is comfortable to hold, which means giving your partner a massage will have never been so easy.

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    Promising review: "Amazing. Seriously, buy this. It is the best back massage I’ve ever had. I have trouble with my wrists and hands and can’t massage my husband’s back for very long. This is small and easily fits in my hand. I can give him a great massage without pain. He massaged my back with it as well and it’s phenomenal!" —Mifflinpartyofthree

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    14. A passport case complete with card, boarding pass, and pen slots for anyone who loves to travel and has an Instagram account that is the envy of their friend group...but is also extremely disorganized. Stop aimlessly throwing important documents into your purse, friend. It won't end well.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 19 colors).

    15. A leak-proof champagne stopper that will keep their favorite beverage as fizzy as the day it was popped. This built-in pressure pump preserves bubbles and therefore preserves the champagne, meaning it won't go to waste if they don't finish the entire bottle on the day it's opened. Now without further ado, can I get a mimosa please?

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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.

    16. A luxurious Dove body polish that enlists the help of crushed macadamia and rice milk for skin smoother than a baby's behind — and unlike most exfoliators, this formula won't leave their complexion feeling dried out the moment they step out of the shower.

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    Promising review: "I love to exfoliate, and I've tried virtually every product out there for face and body. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much due to the price of this body scrub, but let me tell you...it is fantastic!! It has the perfect consistency, washes off easily, smells nice, and leaves your entire body baby smooth. I absolutely LOVE this product!" —amiller

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94.

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    18. Adhesive cable clips to help keep their home office clutter-free. These will prevent alllllll of their cords from tangling with one another, eventually becoming a spider web mess that they'll never be able to fix. Emphasis on the never.

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    Promising review: "This is one of those items you purchase on a whim and then wonder how you ever survived without them. I've used them throughout the house to minimize cord clutter and keep cords in place." —Renee

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.97.

    19. A six-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 mac and cheese to chocolate lava cake and French toast.

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    This Instant Pot is basically seven kitchen tools in one! It can be used as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, cake maker, and warmer! It can also sauté, because #fancy.

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot." —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $79 (originally $99.95).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of the Instant Pot!

    20. A desktop heater so their coffee remains hot to the last drop, because having to sip on lukewarm beverages that are supposed to be warming your soul in the morning = a bad start to the day.

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    Promising review: "I love this warmer! Easy to use, easy to turn on and off. This blends in nicely at work and it keeps my one cup of coffee warm, since I often get busy and forget to drink it." —d e

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

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

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

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

    22. A rosewater Mario Badescu facial spray with so many uses, it's hard to keep track of 'em all! This can set and refresh makeup, give foundation a dewy appearance, add refreshing hydration to dull-looking skin, and help keep breakouts at bay. And the scent? Freakin' divine.

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    This facial spray is packed with aloe, herbs, and rose water to give a glowy, dewy look that will make even a full face of foundation look au naturale.

    Promising review: ""The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I've been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems — even my acne has cleared up! I'm very impressed." —Terryoke

    Get it from Amazon for $7+.

    23. A dishwasher-safe handheld scraper that will get all the burnt-up food crisps permanently off their very expensive cookware set. (It also is great at removing gum and stickers, because we love a product that boasts versatility.)

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    Promising review: "I have been told I cackle madly when using these. Where there used to be frustration and curse words there is now glee and sweet satisfaction. Scraping pans, tins, and tray sheets has become a peach since I bought these. Originally bought for my cast irons but the other cookware wanted in on that non-scratch, sweet sweet scrape action." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $2.69.

    24. An overflow drain cover for the Lush bath bomb aficionado who has yet to own a luxurious tub. They'll get that clawfoot one day, but for now this cover will add extra inches of water to their soak.

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    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a four-foot bathtub (so small it should be illegal) so I used to bring a towel in the tub to cover myself just to keep warm because the water was so shallow. I've used this drain cover three times and now I literally bask in my Epsom salt baths. The silence is wonderful; I used to seethe at hearing the precious bath water drip-drop down the overflow drain. Buy it, hands down a peace preserver." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. Silicone brushes that are an absolute necessity for every skincare aficionado out there. This lets them slather on that thick mud mask without a) getting their hands covered in said mud mask, and b) prevents them from picking up (and wasting) excess product which means money saved.

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    Promising review: "I love this product! It makes it so much easier to apply my mud face masks and prevents me from using too much product. I can easily apply the correct amount of product over my face and the brush is also easy to clean." —Traci Fuqua

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    26. A twist-to-dispense click pen that will wipe away built-up gunk (a result of lotion, soap, etc.) to reveal a brighter, more breathtaking surface to all of their jewelry.

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    Promising review: "I worked in a fine jewelry store for several years that sold this product. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided! The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up, which reduces that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a diamond dazzle stick of my own. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don't feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new, shiny sparkle." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

    27. An insulated, stainless steel Hydro Flask water bottle (with a lifetime warranty) that keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to six hours, meaning they'll be able to stay hydrated/caffeinated all day long. *proceeds to drink less than one sip of water per day*

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    Promising review: "Hydro Flask has stolen my heart. I have put ice in it during the summer on the hottest days, and there's still ice cubes in it at the end of the day. I put coffee in it before class on cold days, and my coffee is still hot two classes later. I have given this as a gift to everyone — my professor, my clinical instructor, my coach, my mom -- the list goes on and on." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.90+ (available in 14 colors).

    28. A clay bear they can place in everything from brown sugar and baked goods (to keep soft and maintain moisture) OR to spices and salts (to keep everything dry and crispy).

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    For brown sugar and baked goods, soak the clay bear in water first. For spices and salts? Keep the bear dry!

    Promising review: "I couldn't believe how well this item worked. A classic problem for bakers everywhere is hardened brown sugar when you pull it from the cupboard. Yes, there are hacks to soften it again, but wouldn't it be great if it stayed the right consistency from the get-go? Enter the Brown Sugar Bear. As long as you're keeping your sugar in an air-tight container, it will stay perfectly soft for weeks. I usually pull the bear out and re-soak the terra-cotta every two months or so, and have since gifted this item to family members." —Courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $5.24.

    29. A no-tie lacing system that is durable, adjustable, and conforms to their foot for a personalized feel. Raise your hand if your shoelace has ever come undone while walking from Point A to Point B, resulting in you falling flat on your face! With these laces, that'll no longer be a problem.

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    Promising review: "All I can say is that these shoelaces have saved me about 25 minutes every morning with my three kids! Great quality, very nice colors ,and super easy to use. Never worry again about having to tighten shoes in the middle of the street!" —ColorMeLife

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 12 colors).

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

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

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

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

    31. A Maybelline lip palette here to deliver shine, shine, shine — all without any of the sticky residue we usually associate with glosses. Give them the gift of experimenting with eight different hues with just one product!

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    This palette even comes with an application brush!

    Promising review: "Beautiful! This is the first time that I have used this type of lip color. It is easy to use, goes on smooth, has staying power, and beautiful colors. The only thing I would recommend is maybe getting some additional brushes, as it only comes with one if you don't want to mix all the colors." —Bright Eyes

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's review of the Maybelline lip gloss palette.

    32. 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.

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    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 $11.99.

    33. A handheld milk frother that makes it easy to whip up their very own, typically very expensive drink at home. This stainless steel whisk truly has so many darn uses: Let your mouth water at the thought of cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, matcha, milk shakes, and more.

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    This frother has a ergonomic handle that makes it comfy to hold, is small enough to stash in your bag and bring to the office, and is battery-operated and comes equipped with two AA batteries.

    Promising review: "This frother was such a great deal! It came with batteries installed and perfectly packaged. I just made my first coffee with frothed evaporated milk and a tiny bit of sugar for a holiday season treat and it tastes just as delicious as an expensive ubiquitous franchise coffee! If you're considering a handy little kitchen gadget, I would definitely recommend this for yourself and it's also a great stocking stuffer." —R2

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    34. A NYX setting spray to finish off their makeup. Humidity, sweat, tears: it's all irrelevant when they've topped their foundation with this magic stuff, which works to mattify makeup and prevent it from turning into a greasy mess.

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    This spray has a matte formula, meaning it won't turn your makeup into a greasy or oily mess.

    Promising review: "This spray is everything! Like, oh my gosh. I notice the difference if I forget to spray this on. I've walked through the humid city of New Orleans in the middle of July and my makeup stayed on from the time I got to work and was mostly still there by the time I got home, which was nine hours later. I can't rave enough about this, and I'm very picky when it comes to makeup." —missyj95

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    35. A wall-mounted bottle opener for the new apartment renter who barely remembers to buy toilet paper. A beer bottle opener = one of those obvious things that they'll never really think to buy, but absolutely need.

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    This wall mount even contains a tiny magnet, meaning the cap won't drop to the floor — it'll stay right on the opener until you're ready to throw it out!

    Promising review: "Love this bottle opener! I kept misplacing the handheld one when I came across this. I mounted it on the back of one of my lower doors and that's it! Never have to search again." —Troy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    36. A C.O. Bigelow night balm because beauty sleep is not a drill. This eight-hour recovery shea butter formula simply needs to be applied before hitting the hay — and by the time they're pressing snooze on their iPhone alarm, their lips will be totally moisturized.

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    Promising review: "My favorite lip balm! I'm currently on Accutane and this is the best lip balm I have tried for my dry, chapped lips! It has been a life saver during this treatment. It has a very thick consistency which helps it stay on longer and absorb slower, especially when applied overnight. It's the only lip balm that keep my lips moisturized overnight so that they're not peeling and cracking when I wake up in the morning." —Sunny

    Get it from Amazon for $8.68.

    37. Playing cards featuring gorgeous HP-inspired illustrations: the Sorting Hat, Hedwig, and Scabbers. **takes deep breath** There's also Fawkes, the Nimbus 2000, a Hungarian horntail dragon, the Knight Bus, and so much more!

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    Promising review: "This is such a great card set! There is a different Potter item on each card, but the cards are clear enough to use while playing conventional card games. I purchased two sets: one to play with, and the other to keep sealed as a collectible set." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+

    38. A before-you-go Poo-Pourri toilet spray formulated with a concentrated blend of essential oils that will neutralize... funky bathroom odors. Yes, the kind that they cause. This is the kind of ~white elephant~ gift that they'll genuinely be happy to have received.

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    So how does this work? WELL! Before you go to do your business, spray this directly into the toilet bowl — this citrus scent, for example, will cover the surface of your toilet water natural essential oils and all smelly smells will be gone. Not to be dramatic, but this has the potential to save a marriage.

    Promising review: "We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare — particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement ('YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I'M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.') he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting after he leaves now." —Supa D.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.76.

    39. A dual-ended eyeliner stamp because, IN SPITE OF THEIR BEST EFFORTS, achieving the perfect cat eye is hard and this easy-to-use tool makes it about 1000x easier. All they'll have to do is apply the stamp to their lash line and their wing will be done in mere seconds. They won't even have to use/waste 10 makeup wipes and several years of their life in order to achieve it.

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    Promising review: "Okay, so I am as shakey as shakey gets when it comes to putting eyeliner on...but this is a miracle sent from above! It honestly is the most amazing eye makeup product I own at the moment. It is as easy as it sounds. Literally. I like that it is double-ended and you have two pens: one for the left eye and one for the right. The opposite end on both is just every day liquid liner pen, but it goes on soooo much smoother than any other liquid liner I've tried or owned." —ˑMerkuryˑVolkanicˑ.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in three colors).

    40. A Bed Head curling wand capable of doing the Impossible (yes, Impossible with a capital "I"). This miracle tool allows even the straightest of manes to hold the most beautiful beach waves: All they'll have to do is wrap their hair around the barrel, wait a few seconds, and that's it! It'll look as if they got their hair professionally done and they will be forever in your debt.

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    This wand is available in .5, 1-, and 1.5-inch tourmaline barrels, which are designed with ceramic technology to improve shine whilst you curl your hair.

    Promising review: "This product is AWESOME. I have a TON of fine hair and this product allows me to grab a large chunk and quickly put some waves in whenever I'm in a rush. it's easy to use and I love it so much more than the standard curling iron with clip because nothing gets caught and you control how much hair to twirl around the barrel." —EE

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    41. A TubShroom drain protector invented by a wizard to catch all the hair in their shower — the kind that would otherwise lead to clogs. Just think of this magic weapon as their new bathroom bodyguard and an easy way to avoid emergency phone calls with their plumber.

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    Promising review: "I used to have to throw out expensive hair traps that sit over top of the drain after only a few weeks because you could never really get them fully clean. But not this thing! The genius is that the hair and scum get wrapped around the tubular part that sits down inside the drain. Why spend time and elbow grease really cleaning something like this just to avoid having something ugly down in your shower? This takes care of it; the top stays clean and it's all you ever see. No offensive soap-scum." —Amazon Customer

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

    42. A scalp massager that will make them feel as if they're getting a professional shampoo from the ritziest salon in town. This is designed to stimulate their scalp and improve circulation, which is said to lead to speedier hair growth. (This is especially great to know if they got a two-inch trim last year and SURPRISE it's only grown one centimeter since.)

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    This nifty little silicone tool even increases the effectiveness of your shampoo to help clear away built-up product in your scalp that would (inevitably) lead to dullness and lack of body.

    Promising review: "I have been using this for about three weeks now and I LOVE it. It feels amazing! I haven't changed my shampoo or anything, but my hair definitely has more volume...like my roots are standing up or something! I don't know exactly what is happening, but I am all for it." —Lsn1986

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    43. A wine stain remover for when their red, red wine refuses to stay close to them and instead decides to spill on their favorite TJ Maxx blanket. Tell them not to worry — it can be saved with just a spritz of this cleanser.

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    Promising review: "This stuff works like a charm. I bought it for a red wine stain (full glass of wine) on a pale pink dress. I saturated the dress as per the instructions on the bottle and sent it to the dry cleaners. Dress came back perfect. I have since used it for many many subsequent stains on various fabrics with 100% success. I love that you can just spray the stain and launder the item at a later date." —Hippychick*

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    44. A Hair Dance powder dry shampoo especially great at vacuuming up grease and adding body sans any leftover chalky white residue. Pro tip: Tell them to add some into their roots before bed, and that they'll wake up with a completely refreshed scalp that looks like it was shampooed five minutes ago (...as opposed to five days ago).

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    This vegan and cruelty-free dry shampoo doesn't contain any talc, parabens, or baking soda (hooray).

    A personal note: As someone with thin, greasy, flat hair, I can confidently say that powder dry shampoos are so much better than aerosol ones. Like, they actually make your hair look freshly-washed.

    Promising review: "My hair is ALWAYS oily at the roots and aerosol cans of dry shampoo make my hair stiff, but this stuff...this stuff is amazing! Adds volume, doesn't completely dry out my hair, and does not leave residue or build- up (I have black hair so this is very important). Also, my hair smells super fresh after using it. Would give more stars if I could!" —Gabriela

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    45. A rechargeable portable blender great for anyone who is perpetually late and trying to get some sustenance on-the-go. All they'll have to do is dump in their favorite ingredients, press the blend button while walking to their car, and BAM! They've got themselves a delicious smoothie.

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    This blender comes with an ice cube tray and a funnel, plus you can remove the base to turn the blender itself into a drinking cup.

    Promising review: "As a very busy college student, it's hard to eat healthy. Between my limited dining hall options and my busy schedule, I needed a way to both eat my veggies and get to class on time. ENTER: this amazing blender bottle. BEST purchase my limited paycheck was ever used on. Fill 'er up with wilted salad bar spinach, crappy orange juice, a grainy apple, some ice, and BOOM...a shake is born. No need to head back to my dorm to plug it into a wall-socket base like most blenders. To my amazed friends, I am now the wizard of smoothies. They all want one now!" —Adrianna Simmons

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in three colors).

    46. A matte Maybelline SuperStay liquid lipstick they can apply right before boarding an international flight — and it will still look great when they wake up on another continent. This magic stuff has a staying power of up to 16 hours, which means it must be the byproduct of some sort of sorcery. I know.

    instagram.com / Via @maybelline, amazon.com

    While I am personally not a lipstick wearer whilst flying, this is the perfect product for anyone who feels naked when their lips aren't drenched in pink or red.

    Promising review: "I love this lipstick! I fell asleep with it on and it stayed on all night. Plus, it has amazing pigment and dries within about five minutes. As a busy mom, I probably won't be trying out any other lipsticks for a while." —A. Williamson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67 (available in 26 colors).

    47. As Seen On TV storage bags perfect for anyone who purchases produce in bulk: These reusable babies keep food fresh for a longer period of time, meaning everything from bananas and strawberries to asparagus and romaine will stay ripe for up to nine additional days.

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    Promising review: "Wow, they really work. I am a big warehouse shopper and in the past often couldn’t eat all those berries or lettuce before they went bad. So I followed directions and made sure produce was dry (lettuce, spinach, asparagus, and blueberries). For the lettuce and asparagus, saw a little condensation in the bag, so put a paper towel in the bag where moisture was accumulating. Two weeks later (less several servings), berries were almost as fresh as Day 1. Lettuce was still crisp and crunchy (romaine), and only a few pieces of spinach were starting to wilt. Asparagus were crisp as well." —BAS

    Get a pack of eight medium, eight large, and four extra large bags from Amazon for $9.88.

    48. Silicone bookmarks because their green thumb may be nonexistent, but these little sprouts are an easy way to ~spruce~ up their life while noting their page in that thriller paperback they're reading.

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    Promising review: "I love these bookmarks! And as a librarian, I'm picky about bookmarks. They're small, durable, and portable. They stay in books well and are downright adorable sticking up out of the pages. Plus, it's so small you can leave it in the book while you read it. And you don't have to worry about them folding and tearing like paper bookmarks. I just love them." —Caroline

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.73.

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

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    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 $8.48.

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

    50. Hydrocolloid, tea tree, and calendula oil pimple patches they should slap on a zit to a) prevent picking, and b) speed up the ~draining~ process of said zit. Plus, these are transparent enough to wear while running errands without anyone in the world giving them a second glance.

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    I know, I know. You may feel robbed of the satisfying feeling that comes with popping a pimple, but this method is MUCH better because it won't leave a scar. To quote the Beatles, just let it be.

    Promising review: "I love these things! My acne-riddled, hormonal life is made easier by these beautiful little patches. The variety pack is best because the big squares can be cut to size, and boy do they stick! They do what they say. I've had cysts go down without popping. I've popped some (yes yes, I know, don't pick, people!) and patched em, and it'll drain. I've given them to friends who get cysts in the WORST places, and they always go down and definitely takes the edge off the pain overnight. If there's a spot that's weeping, stick one on there and it'll put an end to that." —Renee

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.07.

    51. A Milani primer capable of keeping their shadow and liner in tact all 👏 day 👏 long 👏. That's right, folks! No creasing, smudging, fallout, or crying under the watch of this vegan and cruelty-free must-have.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I have super duper oily skin...yes, even my eye lids. Generally, my eye makeup is MIA by mid-afternoon. I was stoked to discover my eyeshadow was still in tact and looking perfect after 10 long hours. Went to sleep, didn't remove my eye makeup, and it was still there the next morning. Again...I love this stuff. Unbelievable product." —Nikki Z

    Get it from Amazon for $4.29.

    52. A 52-week guide to encourage a more positive and appreciative attitude (AKA = I need this). This self-exploration journal is packed with inspirational quotes and prompts that will have them jotting down what they're grateful for on a daily basis, making this the perfect dose of self-reflection to go along with their morning coffee.

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    Promising review: "Just started using this journal after being in a bit of a funk at the start of this year. I researched many different journals but this was the only one that i felt was simple, that didn't make too many 'demands' on my time, that was straightforward, in short, exactly what I was looking for. It's a simple concept and I've only being doing it for a week but I find myself looking for things to be thankful for, find myself adding lines below the three provided and writing in the margins...all because I want to." —silkeymilkey

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    53. A plant-derived BodyGlide anti-blister balm to prevent blisters (duh), as well as back-of-heel chafing that will inevitably turn into a painful, bloody mess sure to ruin both their shoes and their day.

    instagram.com / Via @bodyglide

    Promising review: "I thought this stuff was a bunch of BS, I was like 'pssh what a waste of $8 ON AMAZON FOR THIS LITTLE THING.' Well, I put it on today on spots where my flats rub on my skin. My feet survived an entire day, INTACT! Highly recommend. This product made wearing shoes that rub on your ankles/backs of your feet doable!" —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    54. Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets because HOW can they get clean, glistening dishes if the dishwasher itself is *gag* covered in grime? Answer: They can't. These babies are here to help.

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    Promising review: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build-up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build-up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors." —Martoune

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $4.34

    55. A non-slip Kiss silicone mat with heat resistance of up to 480°F to house their hair tools whilst still burning hot. This has especially descended from the heavens for people who spend their day worried about whether or not they turned off the flat iron before heading out for the day — even if they didn't, this nifty hunk of silicone will prevent any disasters.

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    Promising review: "I'm that person who always forgets to turn off her flat iron in the morning and doesn't remember until getting all the way out to the car. Then when I go back inside to turn it off (making myself late for work), 9 times out of 10 I find that I did turn it off but I had forgotten. To solve this problem, I purchased this mat along with an outlet timer (one that I can set to one hour). I turn on the flat iron at the outlet and rest it on the mat. Then, even if I forget to turn it off, the timer will turn off the outlet. And just in case, if something happens and the outlet doesn't turn the flat iron off, the mat will protect the counter. (Don't act like this is irrational—I'm sure that almost everyone who uses a flat iron on a regular basis worries about this!) If you would like to have peace of mind (and a better attendance record at work), I highly recommend this mat!" —Margaret Swan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    56. A jade roller and gua sha set to give them the gift of an at-home facial massage. This facial duo is said to promote circulation, tighten skin, improve the effectiveness of their other skincare products, and help with lymphatic drainage to keep their face feeling glorious and de-puffed.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $16.77.

    57. A toothpaste holder complete with a toothpaste squeezer to make sure they get every last minty drop of cleanliness 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.

    58. An O'Keeffe's cream to give their dry, callused piggies an intense dose of moisture. I get it: Boots season is here, the need for a pedicure is gone, but this is the perfect way to give their feet some much-needed TLC.

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    Promising review: "I wouldn't blame you if you threw up a little looking at the before and after pics. I'm originally from Miami so it's almost 365 days of flip flops or open toe shoes. I've tried EVERY lotion and nothing worked until I came across this. From day one, this soothed my crackled heels (my heels were so badly cracked that it hurt to walk). Now I go to my yoga class barefoot without feeling embarrassed." —MISS_305

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    59. A formaldehyde-free Zoya polish designed with a wider brush, meaning they can disperse more polish onto their nail with just 👏 one 👏 stroke 👏. The brush also fans out a teeny bit, allowing for application onto the pesky corners of their nail.

    instagram.com / Via @zoyanailpolish, instagram.com / Via @zoyanailpolish

    Promising review: "Oh. My. Gosh. SO GORGEOUS! This is the most beautiful nail polish I've ever put on (I ordered the gold 'Tomoko' color), which looks luxurious and is great for the holiday season. Another added bonus is that it is very easy to apply and, if you are a beginner, this will work for you." —Berlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in 32 colors).

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

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

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $6.77.

    61. An adjustable duster brush great for air conditioners, fans, and window blinds — because YES, those need to be cleaned on occasion (the amount of dust that can accumulate there is *cough* wild).

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    This handy dandy tool comes with five microfiber cloths, meaning you'll be able to clean your whole darn house in one sweep.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL of the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so that no matter how dirty your blinds are, you'll be able to finish dusting your whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers and don't have to waste money on refills." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    63. A four-sided cleaning brush so they can give their favorite suede booties some serious TLC (and make them look brand spankin' new). This magical tool allows scuff marks and salt stains to all but vanish into thin air.

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    This brush has a welt surface, nylon bristles, an arched half circle brush, and a protruding brush that lets you clean different kinds of suede.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud of my new suede boots and thought they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years now, and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. This is absolutely worth getting!" —Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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