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    36 Things That Might Make You Think "Well, There Goes My Money"

    Cozy sweaters, bookmarks inspired by Buffy, slithery earrings, and more.

    1. A Friends mug complete with a doorbell coaster that will always be there for you — I know, I hate my puns too — when you need that 7 a.m. cup of caffeine.

    the mug

    2. Cozy slip-on booties equipped with a chunky heel and fuzzy inner lining for comfort, plus an adjustable shaft that basically means you'll be purchasing *two* pairs of adorable shoes for the price of one.

    3. A handmade match striker you can personalize from three color palettes *and* the option to add some fancy matches, a surefire way to make lighting that three-wick candle feel even more bougie than it already is.

    the match striker

    4. A V-neck ribbed sweater with the word versatility written all over it in invisible ink. This wardrobe basic can be worn to anything, with anything — and it's great for the sightly chilly days of fall and full-blown freezing temps of winter.

    reviewer wearing the white tee

    5. Japanese Daifuku Mochi, which reviewers swear are sold at the Japan Pavilion in Epcot. These are sure to give your taste buds the thrill of their l-i-f-e: This particular kind has cream and strawberry jam filling, plus a light sprinkling of powdered sugar.

    6. A set of nine flameless LED candles I strongly suggest you sprinkle throughout your abode to make it feel like a haunted Victorian home. Sans any ghosts, of course.

    The led candles are all different sizes

    7. A generous 30-tub of I Dew Care sheet masks infused with aloe vera, cucumber, and hyaluronic acid for a heaping dose of moisture. It also combats redness *and* cuts back on the single-use plastic you'd have to toss if you bought each mask individually.

    8. Snake earrings sure to slither their way into your shopping cart due to a fun, trendy design that still feels remarkably.. dainty? We love decorating our lobes with jewelry that’s reptilian in origin.

    model wearing the earrings

    9. A ghoulishly good ghost candle especially ideal for the greatest time of year: spooky szn. These are made with soy and beeswax plus come in delicious scents including cinnamon bun, red rose, coffee, and cotton crisp.

    the ghost candles

    10. A Chefman compact air fryer for making all of those decadent comfort foods you've scrolled past — we're talking everything from wings and glazed donuts to charred Brussels sprouts and sesame chicken — *without* having to use hot oil or an oven. It's even great for crisping up leftovers and meal prepping!

    11. Nine pairs of soft knit socks you can rock with Chelsea boots and a miniskirt, where they peek through ever so slightly to tell the world, "Yes, I look put together, but I am also incredibly cozy."

    Reviewer photo of a person wearing orange socks under their tan boots

    12. A Sally ceramic mug perfect for drinking all hot bevies this fall, preferably ones with tons of caffeine, a splash of almond milk, and no less than three pumps of pumpkin spice syrup. The lid = retained heat, because there’s nothing worse than lukewarm joe.

    the mug

    13. Claw clips because it's about time we bid adieu to the damaging hair ties of updo's past and embrace the tool that TikTok has been telling me to buy for the last 13 months. These securely hold back your mane without tugging or pulling, meaning breakage and headaches = no longer an issue.

    14. A pair of undies from Parade, a prayer answered if the last time you refreshed your intimates drawer was *checks calendar* seven decades ago. They make cozy bikinis, briefs, and thongs from recycled premium fabrics that feel like butter against your skin.

    three models wearing light pink, hot pink, and burgundy underwear

    15. A sleek makeup organizer to keep your slew of creams, lippies, and TJ Maxx checkout line gems in perfect order. So long and farewell, cluttered bathroom sinks of my past.

    the makeup organizer

    16. A puff-sleeve blouse I recommend buying as a birthday gift from yourself, to yourself — even if your birthday isn't for another nine months, there is no time like the ~present~.

    17. A sleek sculpture perfect for folks who love tchotchkes but also *love* the idea of minimalist design. I suppose we can call this the best of both worlds?!

    Black wire sculpture in the shape of an abstract face

    18. A long-line crop from FP Movement made from a breathable fabric, four-way stretch for max comfort, and oh yeah — it's reversible! Consider this two tanks (both V- and high-neck) for the price of one.

    19. A Buffy-inspired bookmark that’s more than appropriate for literature of the sparkling-in-sunlight variety — we’re talking page after page of vamps and gothic fiction. Dare I say this’ll help you ~slay~ your reading game?

    the bookmark

    20. An Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition of the Nintendo Switch, because the upkeep of their island is of utmost importance in 2020 and it's basically all they've talked about for the last seven months. No intended shade.

    the switch

    21. Platform knee-highs to evoke the word ~badass~ whenever you slip them on. Essentially, an addition like this to your wardrobe has the same energy as being in a rock band and playing bass.

    reviewer wearing the black platform boots

    22. A three-wick cereal bowl candle paying homage to your favorite midnight snack. This comes in seven scents inspired by the defining brands of your childhood, cc: Lucky Charms and Cocoa Pebbles.

    23. A customizable embosser to ensure your "friends" don't "borrow" your beloved books with the intention of never giving them back. This is also a fantastic (and affordable) way to personalize save-the-dates and wedding invitations.

    reviewer showing the embossed invitation

    24. A fidget toy referred to by one reviewer as "Bubble Wrap that never pops." This soothing toy is great for kiddos who get easily overwhelmed *and* is equally great for stressed adults.

    reviewer holding the yellow toy

    25. A Travel Challenges deck containing 50 prompts to help you streamline your itinerary on your next adventure. This is also the perfect gift for the wanderlusty best friend who sends you potential trip itineraries on a weekly basis (they follow one too many travel bloggers).

    26. A countertop AeroGarden for folks who daydream of growing their own backyard basil but don't have the outdoor space — *this* is the perfect solution. This grows 12" herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, and more, which means mama is well on her way to making fresh pesto.

    the garden

    27. A lush double-sided shaggy faux-fur duvet set I am adding to my cart in the name of back to school shopping. Am I going back to school? No. But we are entering fall, ergo I plan on treating myself to cozy accessories to enhance allll my impending Halloween movie marathons.

    the off white faux fur duvet set on a bed

    28. A package of ghoulishly good cake pops covered in Belgian, dark, and white chocolate. And the best part? Aside from them being delicious? You'll get complimentary two-day shipping for the price of standard... aka they're sure to arrive in time for your Halloweentown marathon.

    the cake pops

    29. A Bed Head ceramic waver to give you the tousled beach mane you've been saving to your Pinterest board for ages, no sea salt spray necessary. Simply separate your hair into sections, clamp down for a few seconds, and you'll be good to go — no twirling your strands around a large barrel necessary.

    30. A necessary helping of Swedish Fish for a delicious sugar fix to catapult you through yet another midafternoon Zoom meeting. (And an important FYI that the v. photogenic box was designed by Swedish artist Simon Straat.)

    the Swedish Fish candy box

    31. An exclusive coin purse to keep your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters from going *poof* because no amount of mumbling hocus pocus enchantments will bring 'em back once they've been lost. Parking meters? No longer the bane of your existence.

    32. A Hamilton Beach panini press because life is too 👏 damn 👏 short 👏 to be eating bland sandwiches. This instantly turns white bread and ham into a gourmet meal you'd pay $11 for at a grab-and-go café (full disclosure: I live in NYC and 'tis expensive, my friends).

    reviewer making a sandwhich

    33. A hardcover wallet inspired by your favorite classic novels spanning Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, Les Misérables, and more. And aesthetics aside, a vegan-leather interior and natural resin mean the quality is just as top notch as the literature that inspired it.

    34. A splurge-worthy Mirror of Erised wall cabinet inspired by the franchise you're watching at this. very. moment. Pay subtle tribute to your Harry Potter devotion by way of this antiquey hunk of furniture, which functions as both a mirror *and* secret storage for the necklaces you've been haphazardly throwing in a box on your nightstand.

    the wall cabinet

    35. A mop and bucket set with reusable microfiber pads that scrub away stubborn stains in no time. This deep cleans stone, tile, laminate, hardwood, vinyl, bamboo, cement, baseboards, and drywall with little effort required on your end, plus a 280-degree swivel head means you can reach *all* those pesky nooks and crannies.

    36. A Loftie alarm clock that functions as a smart phone for your nightstand. Truly, this little gizmo does it all: It streams a.m. breathwork exercises and p.m. sleep playlists or white noise, it functions as a night-light with dimmable displays, and — surprise — it's a better wake-up alternative to the iPhone on which you can hit snooze 10 too many times.

    the clock

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