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    49 Stocking Stuffers Under $10 That Are Actually Useful

    Someone — anyone — please gift me these French hen socks.

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    1. A universal cleaning gel here to — and I cannot believe I'm about to say this — make cleaning... fun?! This goo hunk traps dust mites and dirt with relish. Their car vents need this.


    Promising review: "I purchased this product to clean those little spaces in my car filled with random crumbs from my husband and dog hair, and it works amazing. Picked up everything and didn’t leave a residue. The lemon scent was faint and didn’t overpower the vehicle while I was cleaning it. But this definitely got in all the little nooks and crannies." —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. A car freshener inspired by Harry Styles; you're going in the one — er, I mean right — direction when choosing this gift for your pop culture-obsessed friend. Choose between scents like bubblegum and fresh linen to winter pine and watermelon.

    the car freshener
    Gifts By Ells / Etsy

    Get it from GiftsByElls on Etsy for $6.84 (available in 35 scents).

    3. NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel – it grooms facial caterpillars to perfection, ensuring that each stray hair stays exactly in place — all without leaving any icky residue behind. It's a clear gel which makes it perfect for any eyebrow hue.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this stuff. I have a bare minimum makeup look and this stuff is part of it! I actually use it even if I don't fill in my brows at all. This stuff is able to go on thin enough for me to not feel it but thick enough to hold the hairs where I want them until I take it off. I don't have any extra wax or residue, it lasts until I remove it, and does not have any smell or tint to it. I take my brow shape pretty seriously since that seems to be what I'm complimented on more than anything else. You will not find anything this good for a price in the same ballpark." —Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $4.89.

    4. A salt and pepper shaker set for the competitive pal who *will* insist on playing eight rounds of air hockey. With this, you'll completely turn the whole "don't play with your food" saying on its head.

    the set

    Promising review: "I bought this for my fiancé because we played air hockey on one of our first dates and he collects salt and pepper shakers. He loved it." —Natasha Victoria Tidy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    5. A Tequila Mockingbird cocktail kit to turn your book-obsessed soulmate into a professional mixologist. This inexpensive kit comes with two swizzle sticks, a bartender's jigger to measure out drinks, and a shortened version of the original book (which outlines15 drink recipes and notes about which books inspired them).

    the kit with a jigger and book

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my secret Santa, who is an English teacher. She loved it! Such a unique idea with fun recipes." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $9.21.

    6. Stainless-steel cuff links personalized with their initial which means *wipes away eyebrow sweat* they won't even suspect that you waited until last minute to purchase their gift.

    A reviewer's pair of the silver tone cufflinks in the letter A, with a rounded shape, outside lip around the engraving

    Promising review: "My mom wanted to get my brother cuff links for Christmas. We looked everywhere for initial or monogrammed. She is 95 and on a budget but wanted something nice. These were perfect. Well-made, quality material. They were both pleased with the cuff links" —Jean A. Kirby

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in all 26 letters).

    7. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe holder stands ideal for soft and hard shell tacos. These babies are perfect for messy eaters, keep toppings in place, *and* make it easier to strategically place said toppings. No more chomping into a section that is all guac, nothing else.,

    Promising review: "I've had restaurants deliver tacos to the table with these stands before and never thought of getting them to have at home until a recent Taco Tuesday. These taco holders made everything so much easier when building and serving tacos and they fit right on the dinner plate. Two great things: they are microwave-safe for those who may want a little more meltiness to their cheese and can be used to serve two to three tacos depending on which side you use." —Amanda L. Marron

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. A vegan and cruelty-free Handmade Heroes lip scrub formulated with coconut sugar, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil. The result? Hydrated lips so soft that even the smoothest of baby butts would be jealous.

    hand dipping into a white jar / Via @handmadeheroes

    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 $8.90.

    9. A Vivienne Sabó volumizing mascara to upgrade their lash game with a clump-free, cruelty-free, smudge-proof formula. One coat provides the whole "their lashes but better" look, but two coats? Everyone will just assume you're wearing falsies. It's that good. / Via,

    This is very likely the last mascara brand you'll ever want to purchase because of how freakin' well works to really separate and thicken your lashes.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this mascara. I have very sensitive eyes and holy moly, I'm in love. I've found my new favorite mascara! It makes my lashes look longer and it looks the same all day long. Plus, it doesn't smudge during the day. It's wonderful and a total must-buy!" —Katherine Ochsman

    Get it from Amazon for $9.35.

    10. Smart stickers about to save them so much time. Rather than rifling through every single box in their garage to find the appropriate seasonal decor, they can turn to these stickers! They can stick 'em on before fully packing up a box, download the associated app, and will be able to pull up a list that tells you *exactly* what's in each box!

    model holding phone to file cabinet and pulling up a list of the items inside

    Promising review: "I use these to keep track of all my vinyl records and other stuff in storage. Good way to know what's in each box without opening it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six stickers from Amazon for $8.50.

    11. A star projector to transform everything — their car! their bedroom! their bathroom! — into what looks like a galaxy far, far away.,

    Promising review: "I love it! It works great and lights my whole room up with a great red galaxy — worth the money I have to buy four more for my daughter's room." —A. Handy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    12. A pack of 60 multi-colored scrunchies because work from home life means less shampoo being used, aka ponytails are being rocked and rolled. These are fab because they won't pull or tug at their mane (unlike those dreadful black hair ties).

    reviewer's assortment of colorful velvet scrunchies

    Promising review: "Perfect! Purchased these as a last-minute Christmas gift for my daughter and they arrived super fast. Every single one is perfect, the velvet is soft and they are well made. My daughter absolutely loves them and there is literally a color to go with everything. The colors range from some darks, medium tones, pastels and even some brights. Highly recommend, very very pleased with this purchase!!" —Lisa S

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A writing tablet for jotting down notes and drawing MoMa-worthy masterpieces. This is the perfect tool to use in lieu of construction paper and colored pencils when on-the-go (there are an unlimited amount of ~erases~), plus the included pen adjusts for thickness.,

    Promising review: "We've only had this for a couple of weeks (Christmas gift) but it's holding up well. My five-year-old son LOVES this! I've started throwing it in my bag when we go anywhere now since he is happy to draw maps of where we are going or silly pics w/his sister or practice writing new words. Also I am so grateful for the second pen since the blue one has disappeared somewhere in the house after the first week! This definitely reduced the time the kids used to beg to play on the iPad over the long holiday break!" —Sylvia A.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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

    coffee in a mason jar with text "favorite milk frother"

    It's battery operated — just run it in some soapy water for an easy cleaning!

    Promising review: "Love this little thing! I have every thing you can think of at home for making coffee and espresso... Well I love the Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew with foam. I set out to make my own. Well I can now make cold foam thanks to this little tool. Love it!" —Gav's mama

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five colors).

    15. Biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes for an eco-friendly approach to dental care. As someone who uses their toothbrush until the bristles are frayed to the point of embarrassment, read my lips: toothbrushes are the ultimate stocking stuffer.

    Promising review: "Eco-friendly people unite! These brushes are a perfect first step to cutting down on non-recyclable plastic. Even the box and the dyes in the box are biodegradable! The bristles are soft and seem to do a good job at getting all the plaque off of my teeth. Also these are super affordable for four of them!" —Gillian Jackson

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    16. A metallic foil peel-off mask with honey extract, lavender flower water, and camellia extract that will leave behind a positively glowing complexion. This satisfying skincare gift is truly good as ~gold~.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $3 (or two for $5, available in four formulas).

    17. French hen trouser socks my middle school self would be repulsed to find in my stocking, but adult me? Mama likey. Socks (ones that actually match!) are the ultimate gift nowadays and I refuse to hear otherwise.

    the blue socks
    J. Crew Factory

    Get them from J. Crew Factory for $4 (originally $8.50, available in two colors).

    18. A water-based tile pen that makes deep cleaning grout feel like filling in the pages of an adult coloring book. They can consider mold banished after a few swipes of this nontoxic formula, which releases anti-bacterial agents with each pass.

    Promising review: "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady who lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained and I was worried it wouldn't cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new after using this." —Donna K Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    19. Gel pens that will constantly come in handy. From birthday cards to signing checks, pens are something everyone should always carry with you. These are cute, write shockingly well, and, I mean, cats.

    model writing on paper with black ink next to white pens with cat-inspired tips

    Promising review: "These pens write really well, are superfine, and pretty adorable. I didn't think I would like them so much and was worried they would smear really bad (I'm left-handed), but they don't. The caps stay on nice and tight, easy to stick on the end of the pen while you're using it and they don't fall off." —Laurabear

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. A sink strainer basket to a: keep leftover dinner hunks from clogging their drain, and b: put a smile on their face whenever they go to reach for the dish sponge. All hail this teeny-tiny rooster. So wholesome.

    Promising review: "I love this cute little sink drain. It is a beautiful red and fits marvelously in my kitchen sink. It's not obvious from the photo, but this thing is deep, a little more than 1.25" — see my photos. There is a cute little chicken for easy grabbing. It's made of a hard sturdy plastic, not flexible or rubbery. It's very cute, and brings a smile to my face when I'm cleaning, so I'm content." —Mrs. Z

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in nine styles).

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

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    22. A ceramic trinket dish so luxe, they won't be-leaf it cost you less than $10. This will become their new favorite nightstand staple: No more waking up to lost jewelry. They'll actually start taking it off and putting it in a proper place before bed.

    the gold leaf shaped tray

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    23. A pan scraper and squeegee set that will get all the burnt-up food crisps permanently off their very expensive cookware set. (It even includes a convenient suction cup for easy peasy sink storage.)


    Promising review: "These are great for cleaning pans and the fact that they stick to side of sink and I don’t have to find them is really handy." —Nicole P.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    24. A mini butterfly claw clip for a fresh take on the butterfly clips they sported in middle school. Grab 'em a one-shoulder Jansport backpack while you're at it; they'll be unwrapping the sweet, sweet experience that is nostalgia.

    model wearing the iridescent clip
    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $10 (available in three colors).

    25. A dual-sided Baby Yoda dishwasher magnet that will indicate whether those dishes are dirty or squeaky clean. So long, days of pulling out their favorite mug to realize it's coated in leftover coffee.

    Promising review: "Great magnet! Very sturdy. Also comes with a magnetic strip so you can adhere to any surface if there's no magnetic surface already there. Easy to use and a great Star Wars gift!" —Crystal Lucas

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    26. A reusable dish sponge so they can finally kick those wasteful (and typically stinky) disposable sponges to the curb. Available in a ton of fun patterns and bold colors, these sponges can be thrown in the washing machine *or* dishwasher whenever they're caked in leftovers.

    the blue patterned sponge
    Marley's Monsters

    Get it from Marley's Monsters for $10 (available in 18 colors).

    27. A clip-on selfie ring light for the poor soul who wants to capture the winged eyeliner they got *just* right with an iconic photo for the 'gram... but sadly they live in a dimly-lit basement covered in twinkle lights for function and not aesthetics. I'm talking about myself. I need this.,

    It has three brightness modes, and it can be clipped on anything that's not thicker than 18 mm (a little over half an inch), so you can easily aim the light at any angle you need. You also get a micro USB cable for easy charging!

    Promising review: "Pleasantly surprised by the ease of use. Only one button to operate, and more sturdy than expected. Never had a selfie ring light before and I'm digging it! I no longer have to go outside or setup my large ring light for a quick video! I’ve been carrying it around in my purse so I can use it at anytime! And I just realized I haven’t had to charge it yet, so the battery last awhile." —DebrahP

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    29. Mini mitts made with a ridged grip surface so they can safely move cookie sheets, lift hot food and inner pots in the Instant Post, and fish into the toaster for health foods (cc: Pop-Tarts) without burning a pinky. This takes away the headache of searching for a dish rag or oven mitt, both of which are guaranteed to go missing just when they're needed the most.


    Promising review: "Everyone who sees these immediately starts laughing, but when they take a closer look they make me order them for them. I bought them initially for the InstaPot, but I use them now for everything. I tossed out those old crappy cloth mitts. These take up less space, look better and work fabulously. Okay, they still look like a hand puppets once you put your hands in them...what can I say..." —Always Summer Here

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    30. A plant-based gel cream that works OT to tame pesky flyaways that no amount of brushing can get rid of. They can confidently slick back those baby hairs with this nongreasy, completely transparent formula — it's also super easy to use thanks to its mascara wand applicator.

    before and after photo of reviewer with hair fly-aways on the left labeled "before use" and no visible flyaways on the right labeled "after use"

    Promising review: "I was surprised to find that this product is very easy to use and extremely effective. It didn't leave my hair looking greasy or sticky and it works great for baby hairs around the face." —GoBlue

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    31. 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 their mane of knots with no painful tugging necessary.

    model brushing hair with rose gold brush

    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).

    32. Hydrocolloid COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch to speed up the ~draining process~ and more importantly, they 👏 prevent 👏 picking 👏. For a no-frills gift to stop cystic acne in its evil tracks, these transparent stickers are the way to go.,

    Promising review: "OMG I will never not be without these tiny little miracles again. I put one on before bed and the zit has disappeared by morning. They stay in place all night and my husband can barely even tell when I'm wearing one. I love these little things!" —Anita Pilkington

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.73.

    To learn more, check out "These Pimple Patches Are Magical And BRB I'm Buying 20 Packs Of Them."

    33. A Squatty Potty toilet spray that is their new #1 (*ahem* not #2) when it comes to eliminating...odors. Spray this essential oil and real gold nanoparticle blend into the toilet before getting down to business; all smells will be trapped and no evidence will be left behind. Really. We promise.

    the sprays

    Promising review: "This spray will save your reputation! I've tried Poo-Pourri before, but it smells like someone took a dump in a bowl of Froot Loops! With this, all I smell is a nice subtle nature smell without even a hint of poop. Amazing product!" —Ali

    Get it from Amazon for $9.65+ (available in two scents).

    To learn more, check out "This $10 Spray Is The Answer To Your Pooping Anxiety."

    34. A travel kit equipped with a contact lens case, a solution bottle, tweezers, and a mirror. Their vision may not be a perfect 20/20, but this teeny necessity certainly deserves that score.

    reviewer photo of hand holding purple case

    Promising review: "I love this product a lot. Super cute!! It’s very minimalistic and fits in my purse just fine. I have no worries about it opening in my bag because it snaps tightly, but isn’t hard to open at all. I would recommend this product to any contact wearer!!" —Krystal

    Get it from Amazon for $4.38 (available in two colors).

    35. Stick-Um adhesive so genius, they'll wonder how *they* didn't think of it. They simply apply a pea-sized amount of product to any base and abracadabra, candlesticks will remain upright! No more leaning toward one side.

    Promising review: "I have a candle holder that is slightly too large for three-quarter-inch candles. Was dripping wax into openings but it builds up quickly. This stuff never hardens. It's great! Whoever came up with this idea should be rich by now." —Tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.75.

    36. NK Hydrating Lip Gels worthy of a massive round of applause. Delicious scents and tints aside, they'll be able to confidently step out into wind knowing their hair won't get stuck to their mouth. That's right. This vitamin E formula is not even a tad sticky.

    hand holding the six glosses

    Promising review: "I was looking for a thicker lip gloss but without the stickiness... these are it! The quality and quantity for the price is amazing! I love all of the scents, they aren’t too strong which is great." —Madison M.

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $6.66.

    37. An OXO avocado slicer that can pit, split, and slice avocados like there's no tomorrow. I guess you can say that this time-saving tool truly ~guacs~ at making morning avocado toast an absolute breeze.,

    Promising review: "This product is life-changing for avocado eaters. Borrowed my brother's one day and immediately ordered my own. Even if you only eat avocados once a month, this is a must-have. I am totally against single-use products, but this is different! And the piece on this that takes the pit out is amazing." —Emily Stivers

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    38. A Vanicream clinical strength anti-perspirant free of dyes, parabens, and formaldehyde. For anyone with sweaty pits *and* sensitive skin, this stuff is proof that magic exists.

    hand holding Vanicream anti-perspirant deodorant

    Promising review: "I'm a dance teacher and choreographer, plus, I'm just a sweaty human being in general. Oh, AND I have sensitive skin, not a great mix while trying to find antiperspirant. This stuff is unbelievable. I can put it on in the morning after I shower and I actually STAY dry throughout the day and throughout teaching my classes. I'm also so grateful it's suitable for sensitive skin as well. No itching, no redness, and no bumps. I've only used it for a little over a week, but I will never go back to any other products. Pleaseeeeee never stop making this!" —Kylie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.81.

    39. A set of Kitsch spiral hair ties — and before you question whether these genuinely pass of as gifts, the answer is a unanimous yes. These coils won't dent their hair, won't feel constricting when worn on their wrist, plus who actually has enough hair ties? No one. Mine have a three-second window before they go missing forever., Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these! They hold up the thickest hair without feeling too tight and causing headaches. They come out easily without snagging and they don't leave that dent in your hair if you wear them a long time. I'm so glad they came out with these!!" —Melissa French

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $7.99.

    40. Compression socks here to improve their outdoor running game by promoting circulation and increased blood flow. TLDR; These help prevent leg soreness, cramping, *and* use a moisture-wicking fabric that sweaty feet will love.

    reviewer wearing knee-high white compression socks

    Not a runner? Not a problem. Reviewers also swear that these socks are amazing for anyone who works on their feet all day.

    Promising review: "I’ve been wearing compression socks to work for years and loved them, but these are the first pairs of compression socks I’ve tried for running. I had been having some leg cramping on my long runs so I decided to try them and will never go back to short athletic socks again. I love the lack of fatigue I get from the pressure from these socks and the decrease of post-run pain. I will be wearing these when I cross the finish line at my first marathon this October!" —jamerz82

    Get them from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 13 colors).

    41. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey to take their taste buds on a all-expenses-paid adventure. This all-natural honey, chili pepper, and vinegar mixture add the perfect touch of spicy and sweet to any meal, which means they can say so long to bland and boring dinners that looked more appealing when the YouTube chef made it.


    This Paleo-friendly, gluten-free condiment is truly the cherry on top of any meal.

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this! My entire family (with the exception of my husband, who doesn't like spice) reaches for this bottle of Mike's many times a week. We've tried it on biscuits, cornbread, fried chicken, bacon (AMAZING), and more. Mike's offers just the right kick of heat to balance the delicious sweetness of the honey. I plan on keeping this in my pantry." —MichiganTraveler

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    To learn more, check out "I Tried This Spicy Honey And It Changed How I Eat Every Meal."

    42. Ceiling fan chain pulls to more clearly indicate which one is meant to activate the light *or* the fan. It's time for them to put an end to that annoying guessing game once and for all.

    reviewer photo of ceiling fan with two silver chains

    Why they're great:  "Absolutely adorable! They add panache to the fan, and you never have to worry about which pull to choose. The set also makes it easier for me to reach them. They do not get in the way and are a sturdy fit into the original chain. Would highly recommend to anyone." —Scholar Mama

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    43. Cake Beauty The Curl Friend Defining Cream – it delivers glossy, frizz-free curls on second (or third or fourth or tenth) day hair. A blend of shea butter and lightweight natural oils provide a ton of moisture but thankfully none of the weigh-down.


    Promising review: "This is the most reasonably priced curly hair product I've found. I originally got a little tube from my Ipsy order, and I liked it so much, I came to Amazon to order a full-sized bottle. It doesn't make my hair crunchy or greasy, even if I accidentally put too much on. My curls look natural and bouncy after using my diffuser, and even when I let hair air dry, this gives my curls a little extra form and structure to look like I actually did something to my hair." —sbgoodgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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

    reviewer photo of yellow tie around white chord

    Promising review: "Does what it says. The greatest thing is, it stays WITH the cord so you won't lose it. That's why I like these over the kinds that do not have the loop part. Hint: you don't HAVE to stretch it over the connector if it doesn't fit. Simply loop it around itself and feed the tie itself through the stretchy part. Feed the power cord, or whatever, through the loop you just made, and then tighten the loop. It will stay just as well." —IMHO

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.97.

    45. Miracle-Gro leaf shine for those who have recently found joy in plant culture: Forget sourdough, it's my green thumb that's thrived during quarantine. A spritz of this means shiny foliage with no spots, dullness, or dust.

    Promising review: "I'm gifting a fiddle-leaf fig (which you plant people know was not cheap) and wanted it to look as nice as possible. This Miracle-Gro Leaf Shine really is a miracle. I only used about one-quarter of a bottle and 15 minutes to make my 8-foot tree come alive. It looks beautiful!" —Chris K.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.18.

    46. A Grateful Dead-inspired mineral soak scrub formulated with a blend of sea salt, honey, orange, and jojoba that guarantees some much-needed TLC.

    the bath soak
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $5 (available in three scents).

    47. A wallflower plug-in fragrance that will envelop their entire apartment with truly delicious scents. Give them the gift of a living room that radiates sugared snickerdoodle and a bathroom doused in white eucalyptus and sage.

    hand holding three wallflowers / Via @bathandbodyworks

    Promising review (hot cocoa and cream scent): "Get the cup ready, you'll be wanting some hot cocoa!! This fills the room with the most delicious scent. So warm, cuddly and relaxing. This is one of my seasonal favorites!" —Gram26

    Get them from Bath & Body Works for $3.95+ (originally $7.50, available in multiple scents; purchase the fragrance plugs here).

    48. A water bottle for tracking how much water they're consuming throughout the day. They'll just have to turn the lid and a new dot will appear — one dot is equivalent to one bottle, which means they'll have no choice but to stay hydrated.

    model holding clear water bottle with black cap

    Promising review: "There is something so satisfying about clicking the lid and seeing the dots add up over the day! I've always been struggling drinking enough water and nothing has worked in the past — logs, phone apps, check lists, every type of water bottle size, multiple water bottles that I had to drink before the days was over, etc. I've tried it all — this works! Finally! Brilliantly simple!" —Dr. John Frost

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48 (available in six colors).

    49. A pair of blind spot mirrors to increase their field of vision whilst attempting to squeeze into that teeny tiny parking spot. It's not ideal, but it's the first spot they've seen open up after a half hour of circling around the same 10-block radius. This is a fab gift for new drivers and city dwellers alike!

    Reviewer's picture of the blind spot mirror on their side view mirror

    Promising review: "The size is nice, at 2 inches, adequate for the average passenger vehicle. I drive an SUV and while I have great visibility out my windows, I wanted the extra perk of having blind spot mirrors. I don't get very much use out of them while driving around, but they're great parking mirrors for backing into tight spots or reversing around obstacles." —m.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.97.

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