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1. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, aka an easy way to bring the magic of Dole Whip into their kitchen. This treasure book features over 100 Disney-inspired recipes that are definitively better than a FastPass — think Mickey macarons, the perfect churro, and (of course) DOLE WHIP.
2. A DIY scratch-a-sketch for the person who hates writing lengthy cards and has not one romantic bone in their body. I get it. Pass 'em a penny and this personalized note for a gift that at least *feels* pretty darn sappy.
3. Reusable glowing chopsticks because the force is with both them *and* the takeout meal they just ordered via Seamless. These BPA-free lightsabers are officially the only utensil they'll want to use at dinner. Knives and forks = boring.
4. A Bodum pour-over coffee maker that any coffee snob will l-o-v-e. This heat-resistant borosilicate glass carafe is designed with a permanent filter that makes a smooth serving of joe, is dishwasher-safe, and can make up to eight cups at a time.
5. Stackable rings that comes in a perfectly presentable gift box that won't require tape, wrapping paper, scissors, or patience.
6. A multi-use Glossier skin salve perfect for hydrating their lips *and* those irritatingly dry areas (we're all looking at you, pointy elbows and peeling cuticles). All the flavors are decadent, but our personal suggestion: birthday cake.
7. A star projector to transform everything — their car! their bedroom! their bathroom! — into what looks like a galaxy far, far away.
8. A Shakespeare planter that implies ~to buy or not to buy: that's not even a question~. If they love books but hate greenery, they can use this kitschy decor to store makeup, dish sponges, keys, and more. The possibilities are endless.
9. 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!)
10. A reed diffuser designed so elegantly, one would assume it costs upwards of $50. Surprise! It doesn't. I wish you luck on the journey that is deciding between lavender and eucalyptus, bergamot and jasmine, or rose and sandalwood.
11. A "Date Deck" filled with conversation prompts capable of turning dull at-home dinners into romantic date nights.
12. An alphabet poster inspired by all the wonderful worlds created by Wes Anderson. Throw the whole "N as in Nancy" premise away — in this house, N is for Ned Plimpton.
13. 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.
14. Eat What You Watch by Andrew Rea of “Binging with Babish,” a cookbook inspired by iconic movies that any cinephile would drool over. Literally. This outlines how to recreate the birthday cake from Sixteen Candles, Courtesan au Chocolat from The Grand Budapest Hotel, and more.
15. A universal StopShroom so they can enjoy that so-pricey-it-hurts Lush bath bomb to the fullest knowing that their soak won't sneak back into the drain after *checks watch* three seconds. What's that I smell? Relaxation. And perhaps a hint of lavender.
16. A W&P Porter ceramic mug as gorgeous as it is useful (I mean, this screams Pinterest board). This is reusable, has a protective silicone sleeve, and comes with a secure lid press that makes this the perfect companion for daily morning strolls.
17. A gift assortment of Popbar hot chocolate sticks to upgrade their favorite winter beverage and holiday tradition into something slightly more luxe than Swiss Miss (no shade to Swiss Miss). 10/10 would swirl this around in my coffee, too.
18. A personalized floral stamp that I guarantee made any bibliophile casually scrolling through this list stop and gasp. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves aren't in the realm of possibility for them yet, but this delightful accessory puts their mark on any novel...guaranteeing that the books they've lent will safely make their way back to their personal library.
19. A three-pack of color drip candles to turn the act of a birthday wish come true into a work of Picasso proportions. Reviewers swear that all they'll need is an empty wine glass (or old candelabra) to begin their foray into art.
20. A moon-shaped handheld light so they can reenact that iconic It's a Wonderful Life scene: "I'll give you the moon, Mary." They can simply tap the moon to adjust its brightness, plus it lasts for up to 10 hours on a single charge.
21. Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science behind Your Favorite Monsters, a gorgeously-illustrated hardcover for children and adults alike. This chronicles iconically spooky figures (think Bigfoot, Dr. Frankenstein, and vampires et al) with entertaining facts they'll want to tell everyone about. Have a friend who prefers "Monster Mash" to "Silent Night"? This is for them.
22. A cubic zirconia ring cleverly designed as a fidget spinner, which is great to wear whilst they watch nerve-wracking TV: long-awaited Oprah interviews, scenes in which the swamp lady is mentioned during The Haunting of Bly Manor, etc.
23. The Wand, a mini histamine and sulfite filter that they can swirl around in their Ikea wine glass to halt hangovers in just 20 seconds. They can resume their SVU marathon with some red in hand, knowing they won't wake up to a monster headache.
24. A pack of Friends-inspired socks that will be there for you[r friend]! Until they chuck them into the washing machine, that is. They will probably vanish into thin air after that.
25. A Taiyaki double pan for whipping up decadent fish-shaped waffles guaranteed to make them feel like they're brunchin' in Japan; they'll just have to fill 'em with custard, chocolate, cheese, red bean paste, sweet potato, and the extensive list truly goes on. Reviewers recommend Morinaga hotcake mix for the batter!
Promising review: "Great pan, very non stick, and easy to clean! Made delicious taiyaki just like I had growing up in Japan!" —Shannon Y Nelson
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