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    57 Mother's Day Gifts That Are Actually Super Practical

    Things that mom will really, truly, actually use. And more than once.

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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?


    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. Wireless Bluetooth earbuds with 80,000+ reviews that are sweat-proof, block noise, last up to four hours on a single charge (the case itself has 14 hours of charging time), and don't cost a small fortune — aka the perfect "expensive but not really" gift.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk. I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cellphone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

    Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

    3. A smartphone lens kit that provides professional camera quality without the professional camera quality price. For less than $20, they'll be snapping photos worthy of a full page in National Geographic (or at the very least, the Instagram account they just created).


    This comes with a fisheye, macro, and wide angle lenses, plus a microfiber cloth for wiping away dust and fingerprint smudges!

    Promising review: "Love using these clip-on lenses. The pictures I have been able to take using them look great. The macro lens is a lot of fun to play around with. I am including some photos I took using these lenses." —T. Rossi

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    4. A Wilton cooling rack for the maman 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

    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.

    5. An attachable aerator to make their less-than-$10 wine taste like it was sourced from Napa and aged for 10 centuries. "I'm getting some dry notes of expensive," they'll say.

    This attachable aerator deposits oxygen into your wine, which improves taste and allows aromas to EXPAND.

    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —Ash Bash.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    6. The Complete Body Hero Collection, a one-stop shop for completely transforming their shower routine from blah to bam. This neroli-scented set includes a moisturizer, oil wash, a dry oil mist, *and* an exfoliating bar (more info on ze ingredient specifics below).

    the collection

    Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream includes cactus flower extract, prickly pear extract, and yucca extract for supreme moisture sans grease.

    Body Hero Daily Oil Body Wash won't leave their skin feeling dry *despite* the fact that it removes gunk and grime super well.

    Body Hero Dry-Touch Oil Mist packs a punch via grapeseed, sunflower seed, and oat oils for moisture while sea fennel extract improves overall tone and texture.

    Body Hero Exfoliating Bar locks in hydration with aloe leaf juice and sunflower seed oil, but biodegradable bamboo powder works to gently slough away dead and dull skin.

    Promising review (for the set): "This whole collection is *chef’s kiss*! I have dry patches on my arms that never seemed to go away...until now!! I use the bar to exfoliate, and then follow up with the body mist + lotion. My husband steals the bar to exfoliate his face (?) but he swears it works better than anything else he’s tried. I use the oil wash for baths or add a pump to the bar for a more moisturizing scrub! The scent is perfect, fresh without being overpowering." —G.

    Get it from Glossier for $70.

    7. An off-shoulder maxi dress designed with the phrase "wardrobe staple" in mind, the kind of number they can wear to weddings and birthday dinners *or* for a stroll along a beach boardwalk.

    Promising review: "I bought this dress with the intent of wearing it once to a rehearsal dinner. Little did I know I would end up wearing it ALL summer long! It is opaque, breezy, comfortable, and fit like a glove with some movement. I got endless compliments and no one could believe I found it on Amazon! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a classy, simple, long term closet sample." —SCram

    Get it from Amazon for $19.68+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 19 colors).

    8. 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 gift they'll keep in their fridge at all times. *pours milk from Toucan pitcher over bowl of sugary cereal with similar Toucan ties*

    the yellow and blue toucan-inspired pitcher

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

    Promising review: "This is quite possible the best pitcher ever! I got it because it’s so stinkin adorable! And turned out to be the most perfect balanced pitcher ever." —Heather K. Malokofsky

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

    9. A stand mixer for a quality dupe to the *ahem* more expensive brand name version. This bebe comes in pastel hues, is compact, and guarantees you'll be munching on all the important food groups (cake, bread, some mashed potatoes, and more cake).,,

    This beauty comes with a stainless-steel mixing bowl, two dough hooks, and two mixer beaters.

    Promising review: "OMG it is perfect... from the size, the weight, and to the simplicity of the machine, it is everything you need for a stand mixer without costing a fortune! I had absolutely no issues knowing how to use the machine! I loved the fact that Dash even provided a handful of recipes to try out! I decided to make the chocolate chip skillet cookie and everyone in the family loved it... as you can tell from my picture, someone had already taken a piece before I could get a full pic." —Bettina J.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in five colors).

    10. A five-tier vertical planter if their pride and joy ~stems~ from the buckets of homemade pesto they make using only their garden's fresh basil. This doesn't take up a ton of real estate *plus* allows them to grow everything from strawberry plants to lavender.

    reviewer photo of the white planter

    Some reviewers even swear that this planter can store up to 20 beers with ice, making it the perfect backyard BBQ ~cooler~.

    Promising review: "Used for strawberry plants. The planter was extremely easy to assemble and works perfectly for my needs. Love how watering the top layers will also water the lower layers via the drainage system. Nice product!" —Fellow Amazon shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95 (available in three colors).

    11. A set of colorful cable protectors because all of their cords are so. damn. frayed. and on the verge of breaking completely. And who will they turn to when their phone charger breaks? You! So prevent the impending disaster that is sharing an iPhone cable by gifting 'em this.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    "I (begrudgingly!!) got these recently for my Mac charger, because apparently the journey from my bedroom to the living room was just too much for my fragile cord's heart to bear, and it was starting to get worn at the charger end. This spiraled on in less than 10 seconds and has been great in terms of making sure the charger is still flexible and has some give, but isn't bending itself backward and daring me to let it break, either. Also loved how affordable it was compared to a $30 replacement charger." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. Reusable K Cups about to save them so much cold hard cash. Not only are these practical puppies *so* much better at reducing waste, but they're also compatible with all Keurig machines and guarantee good joe every time.

    reviewer holding up the purple reusable filter

    "I've been using these exact ones for years now, and absolutely love them. Every once in a while my old Keurig 2.0 (I've since upgraded) would give me an error message indicating it was not a K-pod and therefore could not be used, but after slightly adjusting the pod and closing the top again, it would work just fine! I now have the Keurig K-Elite and haven't had this issue arise. All in all, these are a wonderful way to use less plastic! I also enjoy ground coffee and find it fresher than K-pods, so you really can't go wrong with these!" —Kayla Suazo, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.45.

    13. An Athena Club razor kit reviewers swear by for how long each razor lasts, that ~burns~ and nicks are essentially non-existent thanks to a curve-hugging handle, and how the water-activated serum guarantees a smooth AF shave. It's even equipped with a (genuinely good) magnetic hook for shower storage.

    the pink and blue razor / Via @athenaclub

    Promising review: "I shave every day and this is the best, longest lasting razor I have ever used. The shave is smooth, close to the hair shaft without breaking skin and zero razor bumps-even without shave gel. I’m extremely impressed and will continue using." —Christine D.

    Get it from Athena Club for $9 (available in six colors).

    14. A Hello Fresh subscription gift card if their quarantine year is best described as "took a sudden interest in cooking". This easy peasy delivery service is ::chef's kiss:: for any cook (from novice to expert) that wants fresh ingredients and structure when it comes to mapping out their meals for the week.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    "Here's how it works: They can select from the four preferences: meat and veggie, veggies, low-calorie, and family-friendly. Recipes come portioned to two or four people (but I find the portions to be generous), and you can get either three or four recipes per week (for the two-person plan) or two or three recipes a week (for the four-person plan). And of course you can skip weeks, upgrade to ~premium~ recipes (think surf and turf) for an additional fee, or change the number of meals at any time. When your box arrives, you get everything you need to make the recipe, chilled to perfection, and portioned accordingly (you just need to provide pantry staples like butter, oil, salt and pepper).

    And the instructions? Totally foolproof. My fave recipe so far exemplifies how helpful Hello Fresh is for trying out new recipes and techniques — say hello to my little friend, tempura shrimp. I have thought about making at-home tempura for like.....years, but it seemed like a lot of work, and I'd burn myself on the hot hot oil.

    But this recipe took all the scariness out of it — turns out I *didn't* need a whole pot of oil to fry these bbs up, a shallow fry worked PERFECTLY. And when I feel done with Hello Fresh, when we're no longer social distancing from the grocery store and I feel like I've learned enough, I will 10000000000% make this again on my own. And I've been thinking about the sauce (an easy mix of mayo, Sriracha, and apricot jam) ever since, and will put it on just every single thing from here on out — including just a spoon. And the portions are IMO, very generous — I could not eat what they'd consider one portion in a single night, and the leftovers always reheated just as deliciously as they were the first night. And the best part = you can access their database of over 2,500 recipes even when you're not a subscriber, so you can just use it as a cookbook when you're done subscribing." —Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get a Hello Fresh gift card starting at $65.

    15. A marble rolling pin for a chic upgrade to the current one residing on their kitchen windowsill, which they've had for about three decades and is possibly (definitely) a breeding ground for bacteria. This one's even got a wooden crate to keep it in place.

    the marble rolling pin

    Promising review: "I am a big baker, and have always used a wooden rolling pin. In need of a new one, I bought this based on the reviews. Honestly, I didn't know a rolling pin could be so awesome. I LOVE the weight of it, and love putting it in my freezer before rolling out cookies or pie crust. It gets, and stays, very cold, which makes for flaky pie crusts and great cut-out cookies that don't spread. The real proof of durability came when I needed ground pecans for an awesome new cookie recipe I was trying. (Type hedgehog cookies into a search engine and look for the chocolate pecan ones — thank me later.) Well, I just bought a house and was not willing to go buy a food processor/blender to grind them. I put them in a freezer bag and took my new rolling pin to them. Five minutes later? Boom! Ground pecans! Oh rolling pin, baby, I think I love you." —J-Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A SodaStream that makes it easy to DIY their own carbonated beverage. This turns flat water fizzy in just a few seconds, saving them a) *all* the money they'd typically spend on seltzer, and b) prevents them from wasting a ton of plastic. All in all, a total win.

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    So how does it work? V. simple. Fill the bottle with water to the designated line, put it on the machine, then press the button on top for two second intervals (do this until you hear a releasing sound).

    FYI, this comes with CO2 and a BPA-free bottle.

    Promising review: "I drink a lot of carbonated water and now I drink even more! This soda stream is super simple to use — just snap the bottle in place and hit a button. In a minute, you've got a liter of carbonated water. It couldn't be simpler." —JA Hoffman

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    To learn more, check out "I Use My Soda Stream Every Day To Make Sparkling Water".

    17. A solar charger for the outdoorsy mama who has the audacity to invite you on sunrise hikes and fully expects you to wake up before 6 a.m. ...willingly. This USB battery bank is compatible with most smartphones *plus* is waterproof and uber durable, which means 50,000-mile hikes won't be compromised by a drained cell.

    solar power bank with droplets of water on it and carabeener attached

    The power bank takes six to seven hours to fully charge in the sun, is water-resistant, and has two USB ports as well as an LED light.

    Promising review: "Went down to the beach this weekend with my family so I figured I would test it out. I love how lightweight it is — I am definitely bringing it with me on my next hike-in camping trip. Very beneficial when you don't have a power source nearby or trying to get off the grid for a while. Charges as advertised, and I even tested it out by holding it under water in my sink for 10 seconds and all I had to do was dry it off and plug in my phone and it works." —Casey Clayburg

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    18. A lightweight and handwoven recycled cotton throw they'll definitely want to snuggle up under during their next Law & Order binge. Now that Elliott Stabler is back... all bets for not plopping their tush on the couch every night are completely off.

    Several tasseled blankets hung up on a coat rack
    Beji Collections

    Promising review: "This throw is lovely. Nice, soft color and texture. Love it." —EKNJ

    Get it from Beji Collections on Etsy for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    19. Color-block sneaker socks with a back tab so you can pull these suckers up if they ever begin to slip (which probs won't happen in the first place due to their like-a-glove fit and cushioned sole).

    the multi-colored socks
    Free People

    Promising review: "Pretty basic socks but they’re a good thickness, hug my arches, and don’t slide down in my sneakers. Will definitely be buying more!" —Lura

    Get a pack of three from Free People for $24.

    20. A braided storage bin shaped to look like a juicy pear, which makes this the perfect ~quirky and giftable~ item that is also genuinely useful: think of all the throw pillows and excess blankets that will finally be given a home.

    the pear shaped basket

    Get it from 2Modern for $55 (available in two sizes).

    21. Gold Eye Treatments masks packed with collagen to make evidence of last night's The Crown binge all but go poof. This brightens bags and softens fine lines, which means they'll look completely awake before they've even had that first gulp of caffeine. Plus, the gold? Talk about a present of l-u-x-u-r-y.

    buzzfeed writer with gold eye masks on
    Jasmin Sandal/BuzzFeed

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

    Get a pack fo 15 from Amazon for $19.97.

    22. A bread maker so that the perfect hunk of homemade carbs can be theirs with no serious baking expertise ~kneaded~. The secret sauce is a partially closed design which allows the steam to spread evenly for a perfectly golden loaf.


    This is both microwave and dishwasher safe. It's capable of withstanding temperatures up to 428 degrees.

    Promising review: "I love this. It's very easy to use and to clean. I have been trying to make fresh bread every week and this is much easier than using my dutch oven. I have been trying different recipes with this bread maker and so far all have come out great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.23.

    23. A swanky new phone case if they've been sporting that dreadful protector from [popular cell service name redacted] and are in dire need of an upgrade. They'll fall in love instantly with this classic print.

    the leopard print phone case

    Promising review: "Love it! Its design and case is smooth! The style looks exactly like the picture and I can feel how durable it is." —Joandra G.

    Get it from Casely for $12.50 (available in 23 cell phone styles).

    24. An acupressure and pillow mat set for a spa experience that doesn't actually require, well, going to a spa. These are intentionally designed to target sore muscles and reduce built-up tension, very much a necessity if they spend 10+ hours a day hunched over a laptop.

    Model lies down on pink and white acupuncture mat and pillow

    Promising review: "I have constant lower backaches and muscle pain in my neck from sitting at my computer at work. I been prescribed muscle relaxers but I hate taking them because of drowsy they make me feel, read the reviews on this and decided to try it out. This helps my pain so much! I can feel the difference after using it for 30 minutes before going to sleep, especially in my neck!" —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    25. Personalized shampoo and conditioner individually tailored to suit their hair needs — simply complete a hair quiz on their behalf before deciding on a color and fragrance. And said quiz? 'Tis legit. Prepare to bubble in quick questions about goals, structure, and scalp moisture (raise your hand if you, too, have oily roots that rival that of a New York pizza slice 🙃).

    Function of Beauty

    These prods will also make their shower look straight off a Pinterest board. You'll be able to choose from multiple colors (pink, blue, green, orange, and more) as well multiple scents (think everything from peach to eucalyptus). You can even customize the bottle with their name at no extra charge.

    Get a personalized shampoo and conditioner from Function Beauty starting at $39.

    26. A stackable mug set and holder serving major Pinterest vibes. Not only will the aesthetics run deep with every morning sip of java, but this is also *fab* for anyone with limited cabinet space.

    the white stackable cups

    Promising review: "My husband no longer complains about not having enough coffee cups. I love that each one says 'Coffee' on it. These are perfect for placing right next to the coffee maker. Easy to clean, stack and doesn’t take up much space at all. The capacity is perfect. Holds enough without being too big." —Cori Holland

    Get it from Amazon for $32.98.

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

    the black skillet with salmon asparagus

    "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).

    28. A teddy faux fur trim robe reminiscent of something a McCallister parent would wear in Home Alone and I mean that in the best way possible. Delicious comfort aside, it's also currently 70% off which means *adds several cart* you're contractually obligated to purchase one for yourself as well.

    three robes in nude, white, and gray
    Pottery Barn

    Get it from Pottery Barn for $50.99 (originally $129, available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

    29. A portable radio that makes the word "darling" come to mind. Available in black and a gorgeous almond hue, this battery-operated device has AM/FM functions, a headphone jack, and a swivel antenna for clear signals.

    the almond colored radio

    Promising review: "This little guy is not only cute, but easy to operate, very good volume range, dual power options (both plugged in and battery), and in my area gets great reception of FM 91.1, the local public radio station, which is really hard to tune in and lock. Perfect for outdoor use without disturbing my neighbors because it has a headphone jack. I use it daily in my cabin with no electricity, outside lounging, camping, and when I go out and don't want to run my car battery down listening to music or a program. And no subscription to a music service or Wi-Fi connection required! Back to the Future!" —camiinak

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    30. An air pressure wine bottle opener because I am an adult, I have consumed many a $7 red, and yet — there is nothing that makes my palms sweat faster than a manual corkscrew opener. The cork breaks in half about two-thirds of the time and I just no longer have that level of patience. Give them the gift of stress-free Pinot. They'll truly thank you for it.,

    This even comes with a foil cutter!

    Promising review: "Way easier than struggling trying to pry a cork out with a traditional corkscrew. Just insert the needle straight into the cork and pump a few times with your hand over the apparatus until the cork starts to work out, then another pump or two, and pop, the cork is in your hand. The little thing for cutting the top of the foil off the bottle is very slick too. This is the easiest way to open wine I have ever seen, short of having the waiter do it." —Finestkind

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 11 colors).

    31. A wall-mounted basket they'll go Gwen Stefani ~bananas~ for due to how damn useful it is. Designed with three chalkboard labels, this organization tool stores everything from produce to cleaning supplies in a way that screams chic.

    reviewer photo fo the wire basket with fruits inside

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! The style is nice and the baskets are large, so you can put a lot of stuff in them. It was easy to put together and my son hung it. I moved the chalkboard markers and hung them from the front of each basket instead of in the back, which looks cool. Also did two hooks per basket on either side which I liked better than lining them up across the bottom. I was looking for a fruit basket and came upon this. So glad I did because it's awesome!" —Deb Cip

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    32. A Vitruvi stone diffuser perfect for adding essential oil-inspired zen to their living room. Between the four- and eight-hour timer settings and gorgeous porcelain design, this functional piece of decor is truly worth the splurge — and definitely a gift you'll be tempted to keep for yourself.

    the white diffuser

    Promising review: "I was so excited to use my diffuser the day it arrived. It got shipped to my house in one piece and was very speedy delivery. This is a very classy-looking diffuser that goes great with the decor in my house. It’s white, stone, and somewhat discreet. It’s not too big so it doesn’t look bulky in a room, but it’s also not too small where it doesn’t diffuse the scent throughout the space. It was very easy to set up, and my favorite feature about this whole thing, aside from the looks, is that it is very quiet! Great purchase!" —Tambra Riddle

    Get it from Amazon for $98+ (available in four colors).

    33. A Takeya cold brew maker if they prefer iced caffeinated beverages and don't feel like splurging on that $5+ charge every day (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.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    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."

    34. Minnetonka slippers exuding some serious champagne and caviar vibes. This guarantees their hooves look (*and* feel) like they have been dipped in luxury thanks to a plush lining and cushioned footbed.

    the grey and light brown slippers
    Free People

    Promising review: "I’m so in love with these, super warm and comfortable and make all of my home outfits look awesome. So glad I got them!" —seleklekterek

    Get them from Free People for $50 (available in sizes 6-10 and in three colors).

    35. A sunlamp because *breathes in the same air that's been trapped in my bedroom since March* nature. This mimics sunlight to boost their mood, improve focus, and help their body create a more consistent sleep schedule. (Psst, this is especially great for night owls who prefer working late!)

    The rectangle-shaped light sitting on the counter with a pour-over coffee next to it

    Promising review: "I live in Seattle and the seasonal depression during the winter months can be intense (sunset by 4:30 p.m., cold and rainy, etc.). My doctor recommended a sun light and I genuinely think this is the best Amazon purchase I've made in years. It sits on my desk at work — I use it for about an hour or two every day (with the comfort lens). I absolutely feel more energetic, focused, and calm/less stressed." —R. Bender

    Get it from Amazon for $68.50

    36. A memory foam seat cushion to take their uncomfortable desk chair and turn it into something that they can actually sit on for eight+ hours. An ergonomic design prevents bad posture, plus a gel layer provides ultimate support.

    the u-shaped pillow on chair

    Promising review: "This seat cushion is SO GOOD. I have had a lot of problems with pressure on my tailbone and resulting back problems, and they've been getting worse. I will be honest, I have only tried the old-fashioned medical donuts, so I don't have much to compare it to. However, this cushion is nicely thick, and the cutout and contours are so perfect and they take all pressure off my tailbone. After working for a few hours, I got up and for the first time in almost a year, didn't have pain. Normally, the pressure on my tailbone becomes pretty bad while sitting, but produces an even sharper pain upon standing. Feeling so great for the first time prompted me to buy another for work so I could keep this one at home and never be without it! Hopefully, reducing the pressure on my tailbone will also help it heal, but even being free from pain is wonderful." —CSC

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

    37. An omelet maker so they can make the perfect — extreme Dexter voice — ~omelet du fromage~ from the comfort of their own kitchen. Long gone will be the days of spending $8 at the diner. They'll just have to add eggs (and their favorite ingredients) to this nonstick microwave tool.

    Promising review: "Best $5 I ever spent. I don't EVER have to make breakfast now! We have already saved way more than we paid in time and money. The only thing that you really need to know other than following the directions is don't forget to add milk! I am NEVER ordering a $8 omelet again. These come out fluffy and better than the local restaurants." —Bridgette

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    38. An LG stick vacuum because their can be no greater gift than a truly solid vacuum. None. The gunk caked between carpeting threads and the dirt that has accumulated under their kitchen table will be gone, and they'll lovingly think of you whenever they empty the mess-free bin and marvel at the amount of dirt that has made its way into their home.

    BuzzFeed / John Mihaly, LG

    "I've been a Dyson stick vac user for many years now and have been fairly happy with it. I certainly wasn't in the market for a new vacuum, especially one that has a price tag even higher than a Dyson. But LG sent me the CordZero A9 Kompressor Stick Vacuum to test out. Yes, it is more than you'd ever want to spend on such a device. But it does a significantly better job than my Dyson (sorry, James). I was gobsmacked at the amount of dirt the vacuum sucked up from a carpet that had just recently been vacuumed. But here's the best part: there's a 'Kompressor' lever for compressing all that dirt so you can empty the bin without making an even bigger mess than the one you just cleaned up.

    The vac comes with two detachable and rechargeable batteries for up to 120 minutes of cleaning time. There's a charging stand, standard brush attachments, an easy-to-clean filter, and the dang thing has Wi-Fi that uses an app to "check on your vacuum's cleaning history and conduct product diagnostics." Totally forgot my password too! Because of its price, this is certainly not for everyone. But if you want the Mercedes of stick vacs, this is it!" —John Mihaly, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon or LG for $599.

    39. Handmade pressed floral bookmarks to make their heart pitter-patter if they love bouquets but hate upkeep. These are made with real flowers — simply let the seller know their preferred ~color scheme~, if they'd like round or square corners and a tassel, and voila! A garden in their novel. No thorns. No snipping stems. No changing out the water.

    the pressed flower bookmarks
    Kayliereads / Etsy

    Promising review: "I’ve been using recipes or extra pieces of paper as bookmarks for years so when I saw these beautiful bookmarks I knew I had to upgrade. I let the seller pick one for me and she did not disappoint it’s so beautiful and I’m obsessed. It’s very high quality as well and I expect it to last me for years. Will definitely be buying from again." —Karnee

    Get them from Kayliereads on Etsy for $7.99.

    40. A cool-to-the-touch comforter that deserves a standing ovation from hot sleepers. Temp-regulating technology and a 100% eucalyptus shell means they *won't* wake up drenched in sweat, plus they can wave those 3 a.m. "If I have one leg outside of the comforter...." thoughts goodbye. No more overheating. / Via @buffy, Buffy

    This comforter is also super eco-friendly. It's sewn with 100% recycled thread and is shipped with vacuum-sealed virgin plastic packaging (which requires less fuel than a traditional shipping box).

    Promising review: "It's a bit thinner than I expected, but don't be fooled. Let it bunch up between your legs and you'll be a Buffy believer. It's so soft you feel pampered, yet it doesn't start getting hot like other fluffy comforters I've tried. Not sure it's possible to have this much comfort while staying this cool through the night." —Edward N.

    Get it from Buffy for $179+ (available in three sizes).

    41. A 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker capable of turning meal prep into something that is *le gasp* not difficult. This handy thing can make everything from golden lentil soup and mac 'n' cheese to chocolate lava cake and French toast. (Look at them! Turning into Betty Crocker!)

    the silver and black Instant Pot

    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 3-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the 8-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!

    42. A 100% washable silk set worthy of all the Instagram hype it's gotten. Over 1,000 reviewers praise this set for providing ultimate comfort, a no slip-or-slide design that stays firmly in place, and a second skin feel that won't have them waking up in a pool of their own sweat. 'Tis the most luxurious thing you'll ever gift them.


    Promising review: "This set is so luxurious and is like a second skin. I’m also a hot sleeper and the fabric relived that! On top of the set being gorgeous, the fit and cuts are phenomenal." —Ashley D.

    Get it from Lunya for $198 (available in sizes XS-XXXL and in six colors).

    43. A balance ball chair to (surprise) improve their balance, engage their core, and prevent them from slouching over their laptop. This feels lovely on the tush but also prevents back pain — if this balance ball chair were an exam, it'd receive a perfect grade of A+.

    Reviewer pic of a green balance ball with a black holder in front of a desk

    Promising review: "I work from home and sitting too long in my ergonomic desk chair would make my back and hips ache. When I would use my standing desk adjuster and work from a standing position, it would be great for a while, but my knees would ache. When I ordered this, it comes with the small ball, I didn’t think I would be able to use it. However, all I had to do was lift the small ball off the base and put a large stability ball on the chair. I use it every day. It keeps my back and hips from aching. Very happy with this!" —Michelle K Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $64.96+ (available in eight colors).

    44. An original Casper pillow suited for all sleepers: back, side, or a mix of both. A 100% cotton cover means they won't be sweating throughout the night, a pillow-in-pillow design provides softness and support, plus they'll get a 100-night trial run (with free shipping!) and can return within that time window if they hate it. They won't, though.

    model holding two pillows

    Promising review: "Casper is supportive while remaining soft, feels like a pricey plush down pillow without the feathers. It really is superior to any other brand I’ve tried. I tend to have neck and shoulder pain and with Casper, it really has made all the difference. Worth it." —momof6

    Get it from Target for $58.50 (originally $65).

    45. An over-the-sink drying rack for city dwellers who understand the struggle of limited countertop space. This hunk of collapsible silicone-coated stainless steel can store everything from pans to cutlery up to 50 lbs, but can easily be folded up and stored away when not in use.


    Promising review: "This drying rack is the best I've ever used. It fits well over my sink and I like that I can fold the non-utensil side when I need better access to the sink. It's very well made, easy to clean and the color is nice. It took me some time to realize that if I put a towel over it, things dry faster." —Paula

    Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in three colors).

    46. A novel-tea set complete with loose peppermint chamomile tea and a Mr. Darcy bookmark you'll surely feel ~pride~ upon gifting. (Psst, Novel Tea Tins shop on Etsy offers a ton of similar gifts for various works of literature!)

    the tea tin and bookmark
    Novel Tea Tins / Etsy

    Promising review: "I purchased the Pride and Peppermint tea for a bridal party proposal gift and it’s perfect. Beautifully packaged and the bookmarks are a nice touch. Can’t wait for my matron of honor to open her gift." —Ana Contreras

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

    47. A contoured sleep mask because — and gird your loins here — afternoon naps CAN be better. This helps alleviate pressure and prevents daylight from ruining their snooze, plus the seamless elastic means it won't snag their hair in the process.,

    Promising review: "I've tried many sleep masks but this is the only one I like. The foam around the eye sockets is soft and covered with soft material that forms a seal around my eye sockets. This makes it very comfortable and shields out any light, even if I want to take a nap during the day! I have been able to regulate my sleep better because I put it on when I want to sleep and I am not awakened by light until I want to be. I usually stay up until at least midnight and wake up the minute the sun comes out but I've been able to sleep many hours more that usual. This is THE ONLY mask I give as a gift and the recipients tell me they have gotten the same response — longer sleep in the morning. Excellent buy!" —Fanceyfootwork

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

    48. A cocktail glass to give their homemade margarita some extra zhush. It's even equipped with a splash-proof lid because red wine spills while wearing white T-shirts = practically inevitable.

    the white wine glass with confetti designs

    Promising review: "I like that it has a rubber coating so it is easier to grip. I feel like if I drop it by accident it won't shatter like similar products. The lid seals well too, so I'm not concerned with spilling." —Carol A. Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $30+ (available in two colors).

    49. A Tushy bidet attachment so they can ditch the wasteful TP once and for all — no more screaming out to their children for a fresh roll because they've realized, all too late, that there wasn't any left.


    It comes with everything they need to install their bidet in ~10 minutes! There's even a 60-day money-back guarantee — so if they absolutely hate bidet life, you can simply return and buy them, idk, a sweater or something.

    Promising review: "This was our second Tushy! Our first was installed in our master bath. We just remodeled a guest bathroom and could not call it 'finished' without a Tushy in it. Once you get Tushy clean, nothing else will do!" —Teresa S.

    Get it from Tushy for $99 (available in six colors; use our exclusive promo code BUZZFEED at checkout for an extra 10% off).

    50. A watering funnel that gives them no choice but to water their plants. The amount of water that has pooled on their floor rather than into the roots of their ZZ... ridiculous, quite frankly! This is effective, takes up no extra space, doesn't look like an eyesore, and gets a task (one that they constantly put off) out of the way.

    water being funneled into plant

    Promising review: "Do you have a lot of plants? Are they crowded together and hard to see where on pot begins? Or bushy plants that spread out low and wide? These will help in all of these situations. My plants are happy and my floors are dry." —k gannon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    51. A hand-powered chopper to save them blood, sweat, and tears... literally. Chopping onions (or veggies, fruits nuts, herbs, and more) will no longer be a sobbing affair thanks to this small-but-mighty kitchen gadget.,

    Promising review: "This chopper is amazing!! I love cooking, but used to absolutely HATE chopping onions... until someone gave me this chopper! Now I simply have to quarter the onion, throw it in the chopper, pull the handle about 10–15 times, and they're ready to be used! No more teary eyes or spending a long time chopping onions. The cup is big enough to fit a whole onion... I think the capacity is 3 cups. There's tons of other uses to this as well... you can chop pretty much anything from herbs, veggies and fruits, to making salsa and guacamole." —Valjulia

    Get it from Amazon for $15.30+ (available in two colors).

    52. A heavy duty pizza stone for dough that looks like it was flipped several times by an expert wearing a white chef's hat. This stone guarantees a delicious crust charred to perfection, which means the frozen pizza you're eating for dinner (yet again) will taste gourmet.

    A reviewer's finished pizza with five stars and text "adds so much flavor"

    It can be used on grills too!

    Promising review: "Whether you make pizza from scratch or enjoy a frozen pizza from the market, this pizza stone is essential for the best at home pizza experience. Preparing your pizza on a stone assures a crispy crust and removing the pizza from the oven, on the heated stone, assures you that it will remain warm while the slices are consumed." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in 14" and 16" sizes).

    53. A wick trimmer because they absolutely bought 103 candles from the annual Bath & Body Works sale — and no judgement, because #same. But did you know that cutting the wick prevents soot and makes for an even burn so that every dollop of wax melts into eucalyptus goodness?! Now you do.

    reviewer using silver candle wick trimmer

    Promising review: "This is amazing! I never knew I needed this until I purchased it! It is perfect for cutting wicks with ease. I always have a problem with my Bath & Body Works candles' wicks being to long and chunking up a bit, but not anymore!!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    54. A clear water bottle so sleek, every sip they take will feel luxe. This even has time markers that act as a subtle reminder to keep them hydrated throughout the day — because we love a schedule.

    Promising review: "The only water bottle I sincerely love! It keeps me on track with my water intake. I love that it fits in my car cup holder so I can take it everywhere and it’s easy to clean. I’m buying more!" —madeleine

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    55. A premium steel W&P cheese knife that I forbid you to gift unless you present the package with this line: "Who cut the cheese?" This easily slices through Manchego and guarantees the gift of a perfect at-home charcuterie board. Perfect slices of dairy are my love language.

    the cheese knife

    Promising review: "We go through a lot of cheese at home, and are using a few knives alternately. Most cheese knives are either limited to soft or hard cheese while this W&P Cheese Knife is able to cut both, even cut chunks of butter for cooking preparation. The depth of the blade makes this knife very solid, and the grip is great, making any cut very secure and easy." —Wisrute

    Get it from Amazon for $31.

    56. And a reclaimed wood serving board that gives them no choice but to put out a spread of Manchego and prosciutto every single time you visit. God, I love cheese. Anyway, consider this a gift for yourself.

    the reclaimed board covered in cheeses
    Crate & Barrel

    Promising review: "My fiancé and I had this on our registry because we LOVE to do wine and cheese nights for date nights and wanted something fun to create our own display. I had some doubts going in but the board is more beautiful in person. The rawness of the wood is absolutely stunning. It's a great size board for the two of us, and would easily have plenty of space for a bigger spread with guests!" —rmshields

    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $34.95.

    57. A personalized tote bag, because practicality is the gift you're looking to send. They'll certainly ~tote~ this practical hunk of canvas everywhere from work to weekend-long beach trips.

    the pink, white, and red tote bag with the name "sarah" printed on it in black ink
    bdactivewear / Etsy

    Promising review: "Loved these so much! Bought them for my bridal party and they were a huge hit! They were absolutely perfect!" —Aleysa

    Get it from bdactivewear on Etsy for $12.74+ (available in six colors and 16 text colors).

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