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    1. A deck of affirmation cards so you can post some non-preachy positivity — even your most pessimistic followers will get a kick out of these.


    Written by comedian Suzi Barrett, these creativity affirmations are meant to inspire your inner optimist without using any corny self-help rhetoric. They're like daily horoscopes but for grumpy artists, which makes them perfect for sharing on social media.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.03.

    2. A house-shaped tissue box that's too freaking adorable to NOT score a bunch of likes and heart-eye emojis.

    the house-shaped tissue box. with a bless you sticker on the side

    It's already giving very cute dollhouse vibes (shoutout to all my OG Barbie Dreamhouse kids), but feel free to add some decorative stickers, like the "bless you" decal pictured above.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.59.

    3. A small balloon dog sculpture to place on your bookshelf. It'll draw people's attention and make it seem like you're not just showing off your book collection — even though you totally are.


    Promising review: "This perfect balloon dog is keeping Elton John and Billy Joel company on my bookshelf. What a cute little dog!! And a perfect gift for anyone that you think has everything. I bet they don't have a silver balloon dog...I love this!"—anonymous

    Get it from Wayfair for $16.99.

    4. A set of very modern geometric trays that look like they came straight from the account of your favorite design guru.

    the full set of trays holding a mug and a few coffee beans

    These minimalistic trays are so basic they can actually be used in a variety of ways. You can organize things with them — jewelry, stationery, loose clutter, etc. —or use them for food serving.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.82.

    5. A Pantone-inspired, instantly downloadable pride print to make your walls and your IG story pop.


    Created by a Black woman-owned shop, these downloadable works of art are so versatile, affordable, and conveniently "shipped," every queer person on your feed should have one. All you need is access to a printer and you're good to go. Each order comes with four JPG files in different sizes, but you can also message the shop owner if you need a custom size!

    Get the trans pride print or the bisexual pride print from Kikiandnim on Etsy for $4, and find more Pantone-inspired pride prints here.

    6. An upscale cocktail glass featuring a map of your favorite city. If you're being responsible, this is the closest you'll come to posting travel photos during pandemic times.

    Three of the short glasses etched with LA, Chicago, and NYC filled with bourbon

    Think of it as a souvenir minus...ya know...the memorable experience.

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $16 (available in 31 cities).

    7. A microwave omelet maker, because even though the pandemic may have killed indoor dining, but you still deserve to post some bomb brunch photos.

    a veggie omelette on a plate near a microwave omelette maker

    This is made of 100% platinum silicone that's resistant to high temps and is dishwasher-safe, plus it comes with a recipe booklet for inspo!

    Promising review: "This brings omelets to my weekday breakfast. I've been trying to eat a low-carb diet, and the idea of eggs for breakfast appeals to me. But, I am *so* NOT a morning person; and getting up early to stir a low-n-slow scramble just does not work for me. I've tried microwaving eggs in custard cups but they always turned out either soupy and underdone or firm but dry and rubbery. But this makes them Just right, every time, in two minutes flat. That's less time than it takes me to brew my coffee. Two or three eggs, some herbs, a few chopped veggies, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese makes for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast." —Vanilla Chameleon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.05.

    8. Or a sandwich maker that will LITERALLY cook your breakfast for you. If I were you, I'd post the meal but hide the sandwich maker and pretend I'm a straight-up magician in the kitchen.

    the sandwich maker with three sliding layers
    Hamilton Beach

    There's only one left in stock of this silver model, but if you don't mind waiting until Jan. 2, you can order the red model.

    Promising review: "I must admit I thought this seemed gimmicky — until I tried it. Super easy to use, easy to wipe up, and makes a delicious piping-hot breakfast sandwich every time. So fun to dream up new variations. Come up with your toppings as it heats, let it cook for five minutes, and voila, breakfast is ready! We use it almost every day now. The only con I can think of is that it doesn't fit a full-size bagel. Guess we'll get the mini bagels instead. Crumpets work fine and if you cut the corners off your bread that works great, too." —Karen Bramblet

    Get it from Amazon for $10.54.

    9. A bag carrier, but only if you're ready for the wave of "WHERE DID YOU GET THAT??" messages that'll follow. We're all tired of torturing our fingers carrying groceries from the car to the front door.

    two people walking down the street carrying grocery bags with bag carriers

    Promising review: "It seems silly, but having to lug in multiple bags in a shopping trip can be a huge hassle, especially if you live in an apartment complex and have to walk up flights of stairs. And of course, no one wants to make two trips (or god forbid, three or four) to get all of your stuff inside. The Mighty Handle is a great solution to this problem: you can hang all of your bags of groceries (or clothes, or shoes, or anything you can think of) on these handles and then only have to hold one (or two) handles to take everything with you. You can also use the Mighty Handle to hang your bags on and then twist the handles together so your stuff doesn't all spill out in the trunk. A simple solution to an annoying problem." —Elaina

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.95.

    10. A foaming lavender bath to add some spa vibes to your self-care Sunday posts.

    a woman covered from neck to toe in bubbles soaking in a deep bath

    Look at this photo and tell me it doesn't deserve a home on your explore page...

    Promising review: "I love this stuff soooo much. I have had some rash issues on my fingers ever since I got a full body rash from Downy Unstopables (the worst product ever!!) and had to take prednisone to get rid of it. Ever since I started regularly soaking in the tub with this, I have had hardly any flareups. Something about the ingredients in this particular combination makes my skin sing. Plus, it smells amazing and provides top notch bubbles. Worth every penny."—Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    11. And pack of hydrating sheet masks that'll add to that at-home spa experience.

    Amazon, Samantha Weider / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This contains a great assortment of masks. Most seemed to have a fruit base. The sheets were easy to unfold and put on. I find they don't stay on the face when sitting or walking around, so this is a lay down and relax mask. There was a lot of concentrate in it but a minimal smell. It was very light and natural smelling, not like a perfume. This sheet has eye folds; you can either leave then down or you can fold over your eyes. (This is the first sheet I have used that had this feature and it was great.) The mask left my skin soft and smooth and felt wonderful on. It had a cooling effect that was very soothing while wearing it." —Elizabeth Cameron

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $18.99.

    12. Annndddd a clever "Namaste In and Spoon" ice cream cozy, because no self-care Sunday is complete without a sweet snack.

    The Namaste cozy in Blue with white text

    Promising review: "Fits perfectly on my ice cream! Normally my hand freezes when I eat ice cream from a pint, but not anymore. I got through the whole thing without my hand even feeling cold." —Lynley Latimer

    Get two from Amazon for $17.99.

    13. A Diamond Dazzle Stik to keep your symbol of eternal love just as shiny as it was the day you said "I do" — because how could you be anyone's "relationship goals" with a cloudy stone?

    a split shore of a ring before and after being cleaned

    To avoid a needlessly inconvenient trip to the jeweler, you can clean your diamonds yourself with this easy and efficient twist-to-dispense stick. Just uncap the brush, wet the bristles, twist the silver end until a blue gel appears on the tip, and thoroughly scrub the stone. Then rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth — it's literally as simple as brushing your teeth.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.25.

    14. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey that as many people as possible need to know about. It's absurd how many things you can add this to.

    The bottle of honey honey pouring onto a pepperoni pizza

    Promising review: "It's just the right amount of heat to make it interesting, but not so hot that it'll interfere with other flavors. One of my peeves about spicy versions of normally non-spicy items is that it's often all about the heat but the flavors imparted by the chiles aren't particularly noticeable or interesting. This honey has a great chile FLAVOR to it, in addition to the heat, but it doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the honey at all. I like it on buttered toast and on fried chicken equally well, and this has definitely become a staple 'sauce' for me!" —S. Ferguson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. An eyeliner stamp perfect for an IGTV makeup tutorial. So many people struggle to create matching wings, but you can show them how to achieve that look in about half the time it usually takes with this nifty little tool.


    One side is a winged stamp and the other side is a regular eyeliner pen.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. Seriously. Not only does it make PERFECT wings, but I have pretty small eyes that squinch up when I smile, laugh, etc., which is super annoying because my eyeliner is always smudged. These pens though — not a sign of smudging at all. Buy it." —Tara Doyle Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    16. And a pack of microfiber cloths to wipe your makeup off once your tutorial has wrapped!

    a person removing makeup in front of a vanity mirror with the microfiber cloth

    All you need for this to work is water. No makeup remover!

    Promising review: "I love these so much! They actually exceeded my expectations. They are so soft, the perfect size and shade of pink too. At first, I thought $17 for these was too much, but after seeing the quality, that price is more than reasonable."—Liyana

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $16.99.

    17. An inexpensive cold brew maker that BuzzFeed has been sharing with the world for ages — if our readers love it, so will your mutuals!

    A cold brew maker on a kitchen counter next to a glass filled with iced coffee and a small bowl of coffee beans

    Checkout our full review of this incredible little thing here.

    Promising review: "I don't know how I ever functioned without this. It's my first cold coffee brewer. I'm usually a daily drive-thru cold coffee drinker. I haven't purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I haven't had a single coffee ground get through the filter, and I used fine ground coffee that I found on clearance just to try it. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, and added in good vanilla extract when I removed it from the heat) and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven't made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn't drink. So simple! Don't hesitate to try it!"—Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A pair of fishnet socks with a bow on the ankle that both your goth and glam mutuals will adore.

    fishnet socks with bows on the back

    Promising review: "These are so cute! I get tons of compliments each time I wear them. Definitely worth the money and no rips yet! They’ve held up well and I’ve worn them multiple times." —TLC

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $15.38.

    19. A roasted garlic aioli overly enthusiastic condiment lovers (aka us here at BF) have sworn by all year. Again, we're somewhat experts when it comes to discerning what people like to see on the internet.

    a spoon filled with the roasted garlic condiment next to an open jar
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    This amazing condiment, which is essentially a mayo-garlic-mustard flavor bomb, has been reviewed on this site at length. But here's a quick refresher of the many ways it can be used: As a sandwich spread, a dipping sauce, a creamy salad dressing, AND a quick midnight snack (a spoonful of this in your mouth will CHANGE YOUR LIFE).

    In other words, you will literally post this every day.

    Get it from Stonewall Kitchen for $7.95.

    20. A rose gold detangling brush for all you aspiring beauty influencers out there. You can mesmerize your mutuals by posting the perfect haircare routine.

    a person brushing their hair

    Promising review: "Being in the military 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. I also used to just brush (or rip) my hair out as if my hair took my man from me. Honestly, I don't even know why I got the brush. It was a very impulsive, 'oooh that's shiny' purchase, but 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, it's nice to your hair, your head, and your floor." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four colors).

    21. A pine-green nail polish so perfect for the holiday season, you might turn your page into a year-round Christmas stan account.

    a hand with freshly painted pine green nails holding the polish

    Promising review: "This color is stunning. It’s a rich creamy dark hunter or racing green. It does NOT appear black with two coats, which I love. It shows up green. Two coats for full coverage. Excellent formula, but did need an initial shake as the yellow and blue components had settled in the shipping process. Totally fine after shaking. This will be perfect for holiday nail art for trees and foliage."—Adubz8888

    Get it from Orly for $9.99.

    22. A hyaluronic acid that has added bounce, glow and radiance to so many people's faces, The Ordinary might as well make it an Instagram filter.

    the ordinary serum captured in someone's home next to other hygiene products

    Promising review: "I was suffering from acne (have been on Accutane in the past) and this product cleared my skin in just a few days. I wake up with a glowing pump to my skin. I use a.m. and p.m. before applying The Ordinary's Natural Factors moisturizer."—kara99

    Get it from Sephora for $6.80.

    23. An electric wine opener, because the only thing Instagram loves seeing more than wine is fancy tech. This will also make it easier to keep pieces of cork from getting into your wine.

    A reviewer's wine opener displayed upright next to a bottle of wine on a kitchen counter
    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "This really is the best wine opener I have ever owned. The blue light stays lit (as I keep it plugged in all the time), so it serves as a kitchen night light as well. It has never pushed a cork into the bottle like my previous opener, and the foil cutter on the right side cuts through the wrapping every time. I'm actually thinking about gifting one of these to my brother."—Suzanne Law

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    24. A productivity timer so your "new year, new me" post might actually be useful for a change. Encourage your followers to check this out — it'll help them compartmentalize their big, huge, overwhelming projects into much more manageable tasks.

    a productivity timer photographed on a kitchen counter

    The bells and whistles include three volume levels (high, low, silent) as well as a flashing LED light for visual alerts. The countdown can be started or stopped by simply rotating the timer.

    Promising review: "No joke, this timer is COOL! I never thought I’d be saying that about a timer, but it’s the truth. I bought the timer to help me focus at work. I tend to lose track of time and lose a lot of it. With this timer, all I do is flip it over to whatever time I want countdown. When time is up, it will beep to let me know and then even count up to show me how far past I went. It’s very stylish and cool looking, and all my coworkers asked me about it. I highly recommend this timer for anyone who needs needs help focusing and who loses track of time." —Julia

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

    25. A battery-operated milk frother to create the most photogenic cup of coffee you've ever made. This particular frother has gotten over 21,000 5-star reviews, so it must be worth at least a couple hundred likes.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via

    Promising review: “This is an amazing product! Within a minute, you can easily fine tune the speed. Design is very natural for the hand. I like the thumb press as opposed to the side activation on my previous frother. The soft touch body is comfortable to hold. I also like the lifetime guarantee from the company should there be any issues down the road. The included stand makes it simple to store inside the cabinet or on the countertop. Look at the photo above. The picture was taken at least two minutes after it was whipped.”—Jesus S

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    26. A time-marked water bottle to show off your hydration goals throughout the day — #HealthIsWealth

    Promising review: "Love this bottle. I’ve been slacking on drinking enough water and I’m a total fitness junkie so needed to step up my game. Today is my second day using it and I have drunk 1 gallon and 16 ounces both days. Totally works for me!" —Elina

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (also available in red).

    27. A silicone freezing tray that'll create perfect portions of your favorite Instagram-able meal. Your foodie followers will love it!

    Promising review: "This is the best invention since sliced bread! How many times have you thrown out soup that you forgot about in your fridge??? Well, say goodbye to spoiled soup! Finally, a way to store measured quantities of broth, but I love to use mine for soup and...wait for it...SMOOTHIES! These cubes are the best for freezing measured quantities of smoothies, simply throw one in the Vitamix, and boom! You have a fresh, already icy cold smoothie for breakfast or a snack! For anyone with limited freezer space which, let's face it, is most of us, this is a real gem. I was a bit worried about how easily the cubes would slide out, but no problems at all! The best part is how easy the cubes store in a gallon sized ziplock bag so you can reuse the cubes. AND they are dishwasher-safe??? Souper Cubes, why did you take so long to come into my life!??! I can't wait until the holiday season so I can gift these as stocking stuffers — to anyone I know, you now know your gift." —jane s. catalano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    28. A silly cat hat so you can rake in those pet-lover likes. And, yes, it also looks adorable on dogs!

    a cat wearing the flower shaped cap

    The biggest reason why pets are cooler than kids is they don't mind you embarrassing them for engagement.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    29. A very tiny puzzle for you to post on game night. Show people you still know how to have fun at home!

    small tin that says iota

    Promising review: "This game is a ton of fun! If you like puzzle/strategy games I would definitely recommend this! It's a game that two people could play so my wife and I love to play it! It takes a little bit to understand the rules, but once you do it's easy. I would definitely recommend it." —jstivers

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. Or a Jeopardy trivia book to help fill the Alex Trebek-sized hole in our hearts.

    the jeopardy trivia book opened its answer key

    Share a laugh (or a cry) on your story, as you test your trivia skills and pay homage to the GOAT.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.68.

    31. And a mini inflatable tube guy that'll let your Insta-friends know you're still wacky and fun even though this year kinda sucked.

    the inflatable tube guy displayed upright on the floor of someone's home

    Spread a little used car salesman-esque enthusiasm minus the haggling.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated gift guide

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