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    29 Random Gifts You'll Always Be Remembered For

    They'll bring up *that thing* you got them for years to come.

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    1. A fitted sports and yoga tank with a padded bra that's as versatile as it is comfortable. Your friend or loved one would look just as good rocking this in the gym as they would wearing it to brunch with some high-waisted pants — but hopefully not on the same day.

    a model wearing the sports and yoga tank underneath an open sweater

    Promising review: "I now live in these tops. They are so versatile and an amazing quality. The yellow top is more of a 'baby poop green' but it’s actually still cute somehow. These are great to go from a bra to a workout top to a cute crop with an open jacket and not change all day!" —Marena VanOrden

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 19 colors)

    2. A tube of Essence's Lash Princess mascara that'll lift their lashes so effectively they're guaranteed to look super attentive (and glamorous) during those back-to-back Zoom meetings — even if they're actually bored out of their mind.

    A reviewer with long lashes holding up the mascara

    Promising review: "Love love LOVE this mascara!! I was so surprised how long and full my lashes look! It’s so worth the money. I’ve bought expensive mascaras and haven’t been nearly as satisfied. I’ve ordered four within the last year and will order more!! I hope they never discontinue this brand...that’s how much I love it!" —Sarah Hegelson

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    3. A combination sleep mask with wireless headphones so they can drift off to sleep to the soothing sounds of white noise, audiobooks, or relaxing music. It's designed to work for side sleepers and the inside is contoured with a cooling memory foam, so it's a way more comfortable and practical alternative to going to sleep with headphones on.


    It takes about two hours to charge, with each charge offering 10 hours of continuous play time.

    Promising review: "I love, love love this mask! I was truly impressed by the sound quality of those little speakers! Very comfortable to wear and sleep in various positions. It is a blackout mask and trust me if you have it on correctly, you will not see any light at all. I normally have difficulty falling asleep, but now I can't wait to put it on, because I Bluetooth it to my phone and turn on my sleep meditation and I promise you I am sleep in about 10 mins or less. I accidentally overslept last week because I forgot to turn my alarm back on and when I took off the mask the sun was shining bright so I knew I was late; thankfully not too late. The charge on the mask lasts a long time as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    4. And a rotating digital alarm clock (yes, the one you've seen on TikTok) to wake them up. It comes with two USB ports, a non-aggressive alarm, *and* a super sleek mirrored screen. Imagine if Judy Jetson was a social media influencer — that's basically what someone would feel like if they woke up with this thing every morning.

    the alarm clock on a reviewer's nightstand

    Psst — you can check out the TikTok featuring the mirrored digital alarm clock to see it in action!

    Promising review: "Love love love this clock ... sleek and definitely a statement piece. Alarm is subtle it will definitely wake you up however it will not scare the bejesus out of you. Love the extra ports on the side to charge other things with it." —Meika B.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.59+ (available in two colors).

    5. A Star Wars Light Saber chopstick set if the only thing the lovely little nerd in your life loves more than sushi is pop culture collectibles.


    The lights can be turned on or off with a button at the top. The chopsticks also come with new batteries and a stopper included. If the batteries go out, you can replace them with 3 x LR41 camera batteries.

    Promising review: "I gave these as Christmas presents and bought this set for myself. Seriously cool and amazing! Everyone was excited when they received them. They are extremely lightweight and easy to use. My friends are planning a Star Wars night at a local all-you-can-eat sushi place. Should be awesome!" —Johnny

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    6. A Photosynthesis board game (yes, you read that correctly) based on the life cycle of trees. This is a great gift for science and biology enthusiasts and general go-green do-gooders.


    How to play: Take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn light points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving sun’s rays.

    Players: 2 to 4

    Promising review: "The best part of the game is deciding where to plant your trees to gather sun from the six spots around the board. You’ll want to look for straight paths to the sun, avoiding your neighbour’s trees that will block your sunlight. Ultimately, you are thinking about the next six spots the sun will be – that can take a lot to think about, making this game better for older kids and adults. The best moves are when you can block your opponent from getting sun, or block them from a key spot in the forest, while also greatly benefiting yourself." —B. Kulczycki

    Get it from Amazon for $35.42.

    7. High-waisted leggings that come in so many colors you should honestly buy them a pair every year until they collect 'em like some sort of a bootylicious Pokemon trainer.,

    Promising review: "I have continued to purchase these leggings over the past two years. They are my go-to leggings for everyday wear and even throughout my pregnancies. They are soft as butter and I've never had problems with holes and I still have an old pair that I wear regularly. As long as these are available on Amazon, I will always come back to buy them. I'll never wear any other leggings. And I love all the color options." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in one size and plus size; capri or regular lengths; and a variety of colors).

    8. A bottle of Fog Gone for mask-wearers who've been struggling with the small yet ridiculously annoying inconvenience of foggy glasses. Now they can continue to protect themselves (and everyone else around them) without obstructing their vision.,

    Promising review: "I bought this product for my daughter to try to stop the fog on her glasses when she wore her mask at school. It worked great! I am also a teacher and bought another bottle for my students and they love it too. A staff member saw it on my desk and used it and loved it so much she asked me to purchase a bottle for her and one for her friend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in three sizes).

    9. An Under Armour sports mask that's frankly the most comfortable thing I've put around my mouth and nose since the pandemic started — which makes a huge difference considering how *uncomfortable* exercising can be on its own. Multiple BuzzFeed editors swear by this thing, and some of us even wear it outside of the gym as an everyday mask!

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Austin Williams / BuzzFeed

    Type Of Fit: Around the ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Iso-Chill fabric

    Shipping Time: Standard shipping

    Promising review: "This mask has the approval of a *ton* of runners and athletes in its reviews, but also runners IRL. I run in Central Park four days a week and I am constantly seeing other runners in this mask. I have two of them in my own run rotation, and I'm impressed not only by how well they stay in place and don't get over-sweaty and gross on long runs, but also by how well they wash up and maintain their shape. The straps are super soft on your ears, too. I've gotten used to straps chafing on longer runs that I was surprised by what a difference this made. I gifted one of these to my dad for Christmas, too, and it's his go-to for walks and errand running. It's just an overall easier mask to breathe in (while still maintaining a tight fit and keeping the people around you safe!)." —Emma Lord

    Like Emma's dad, I was also gifted this incredible mask for Christmas. My girlfriend bought it for me as a gym gift, but it's so comfortable I now wear it everywhere I go — which is made possible by the fact that's it's extremely sturdy and doesn't get damaged or stretched out of shape in the wash. The soft straps don't pull on the back of your ears like most other masks, so that's certainly been a relief. But if you don't mind harsh yanking, the fabric is flexible enough for you to wear a surgical mask underneath should you ever want to double up.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.25+.

    10. Squishy poops stress relief balls for anyone who's been having a ~crappy~ year so far.

    different colored poops with little beads inside

    Promising review: "My little one is obsessed with potty talk. All day song about poop and the poop emoji. I got these for her. I set up a weekly prize box and she gets one for good behavior at the end of the week. She loves these. They are colorful, funny, and durable. I have gotten more than one of these and may daughter really loved them." —alexa h markiewicz

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A box of fine line-reducing face masks to tighten their pores and lift their skin. Warn whomever you're buying this for that they may be a little freaked out at first when they see their reflection in the mirror and realize they look like an extra from The Walking Dead with this mask on. But once they take it off, it'll all be worth it.,

    Promising review: "Smells great! This face mask does exactly what it says. My skin is nice and lifted, hydrated, noticeable reduction in fine lines, improved texture, reduced my pore size, and eliminated some newly developed rough patches forming around the hairline. Couldn't be more satisfied with this product! I have pretty good skin for 37, but this mask has really helped take my skin to the next level." —Samantha

    Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $28.

    12. A satin pillowcase because, just like skincare routines, haircare doesn't stop when we go to sleep. These pillowcases will help prevent the frizz and breakage that's usually caused from regular cotton pillowcases — which means in the long run you'd be giving the gift of healthier hair.

    A model reclining on the pinky-brown satin pillowcase

    Promising review: "I decided to purchase this pillowcase after noticing hair breakage from one too many bleach jobs. I really wasn’t expecting a miracle, but this product has tremendously reduced the breakage! I love the zipper closure. It’s a sturdy zipper and covered with satin. Prevents my pillow from slipping out. It’s easy to toss in the washer and has withstood many washes! I now swear by satin pillowcases and will be ordering more from this brand!" —Nikki D.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four sizes and 25 colors and patterns).

    13. A scalp massager shampoo brush for a deep and exfoliating wash that'll also relieve some stress at the same time.

    Promising review: "I'm sitting here stunned an hour later at how good I feel. I didn't realize the extent to which my scalp bothered me before until now. Even my hair looks better, which is a bonus I wasn't expecting." —C

    Get it from Amazon for $7.58+ (available in light green, pink, and purple).

    14. A pair of super cool polarized aviator sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection against harsh sunlight and unwanted eye contact with haters.

    A reviewer in the sunglasses

    Promising review: "Awesome purchase, great price! Really dig these, love the fun colors. Get compliments every time I wear them. I keep them in the holders they came with since the frames are slightly thin. Holding up well through my travels, hard to beat the price!" —Sylvia P.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four styles and in two-packs).

    15. A set of tremendously popular waterproof Bluetooth earbuds with over 100,000 reviews from people loving its adjustable silicone tips. They're so comfortable whoever you buy them for won't want to run, nap, or shower again without them.

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge).

    Promising review: "Color me impressed! I first fell in love with wireless earbuds with Taotronics. However I wanted to use them to sleep with and they do not fit comfortably laying on them. They also shorted out in the shower which scared me since they are supposed to be waterproof. Enter TOZO T10. I took a chance since the profile seemed smaller and it paid off! First thing i did was try them in the shower no problem at all! Washed my hair and everything lol. I'm a side sleeper and am able to fall asleep comfortably listening to my audio books. Big thing for people is sound quality — I must say these SURPASSED my expectations! I can't even listen past half volume, deep bass, clear sounds and no crackles, super impressed! The magnets in the charger are very strong, no issues of them falling out and the case is sturdier and battery life longer than my Taotronics set. I haven't used those since I got these! Only weird thing I noticed is if you put your hand up close to the non master side the volume fades on that side, it's quirky but not annoying, lol. I fully endorse these you will love love love them!"ca1234

    Get it from Amazon $32.99+ (available in five colors).

    16. A long-sleeve rash guard top and high-waisted bottom set to keep their skin from getting torched as they enjoy some much needed post-pandemic fun in the sun.

    A customer review photo of them in the suit while in the ocean

    We'd also recommend this similarly stylish plus size set from Old Navy.

    Promising review: "Loved this suit! I went to Mexico on vacation and was concerned with getting too much sun. The top was perfect and I was expecting to hate the bottoms but they fit and looked great for my frame! Not only was this functional but super cute and I received a lot of compliments. I also did not get sunburned laying on the beach all day." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes 4–14 and in six colors).

    17. And a pair of flexible quick-dry water shoes to protect their feet from hot sand and sharp rocks while still allowing them to enjoy the pleasures of the water.

    Promising review: "I bought these shoes a couple of years ago before a river hike. UM THESE ARE AWESOME. They lasted a long time and the only reason I bought these yellow ones were because I wanted a new color, haha. My older pair did start to wear out in the toes from scraping them on rocks and such when hiking but still no holes in them. These shoes feel like socks, but with enough of a sole that you can walk on gravel with no problem. It really is like walking barefoot. Also, these are the only water shoes that I have worn that do NOT let a bunch of debris into the shoe making you constantly have to take it off to empty it or just deal with the irritant. You can play on the beach with minimal sand stuck between your toes. Thoroughly impressed by that. So with that, I do recommend if you are a half size to size down so they are snug, otherwise the sock-like ability to keep stuff out might not work so well." —Samantha Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $7.68+ (available in seven sizes and 44 colors).

    18. Annndddd a waterproof pouch if you know your loved one is the type to want to post every second of their tropical vacation on Instagram. Not only will this keep their phone safe, it'll also allow them to use their touchscreen while they're under water — so they can keep the likes ~flowing~ throughout the entire trip.

    It fits any phone up to 100mm x 170mm (or about 3.9 inches x 6.7 inches). It's also a great fix for keeping out sand and dirt (and a great option for runners, if you're caught in the rain but still want to be able to toggle through your music options).

    Promising review: "I purchased this case in July for an upcoming canoe trip with a friend, and as luck would have it, we flipped our canoe. Being the rebel that I am, I chose not to wear my phone around my neck, and so it, my ID, and my debit card ended up at the bottom of the river and I just assumed it would be discovered a thousand years from now and placed in a museum as an ancient artifact. Fast forward to this week. I was contacted via FB by an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office diver and guess what he found? Yup, my phone case with all of the contents intact and dry as a bone! He had to cut the case open, but there was not one single drop of water in it and he ended up purchasing a case for himself because he was just that impressed!" —Julie McDonald

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    19. A hilarious Shrek toothpaste cap that turns the ogre's giant green butt into a toothpaste dispenser. It's the perfect gag gift; they'll smile when they first see it *and* every time they finishing brushing their pearly whites.

    CasualChicken / Etsy

    CasualChicken is a small business based in Irvine, California that sells an array of unique 3D printed items.

    Promising review: "My order came well packaged and on time. Gifted it to my friend and she thinks it is hilarious." —Grace

    Get it from CasualChicken on Etsy for $6.99.

    20. A peeing bear brick set because, as we've just established, it is inarguably funny to see an inanimate creature relieve itself.

    brick set of bear peeing in urinal

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    21. A foaming lavender bath to add some spa vibes to their time in the tub. Honestly you should put two of these in your cart so you have one for them and one for yourself — we all could use a bit of bubbly R&R.

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

    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.

    22. Or this shea butter foaming bath bomb if you'd like to support a vegan, cruelty-free, and Latinx woman-owned small business.

    a pink bath bomb with potpourri around it
    Lilac Suds

    Promising review: "The rose scent is gorgeously perfumey and floral without being overwhelming. I could smell it on my skin all night after my bath and it was so relaxing. It also felt so nice on my skin — moisturizing without being oily or heavy." —Rhi

    Get it from Lila Suds for $7.50.

    23. A thick clear lip gloss that isn't ridiculously sticky and won't act as a magnet for stray strands of hair — and their lips will look and feel moist AF.

    Reviewer with glossy lips holding up the lip gloss

    The flavors include Mint, Rosehip, Mango, Coconut, and Argan oil.

    Promising review: "The cute little package that these glosses came in came pretty fast. The glosses themselves are moisturizing, come out easy, and VERY thick. If I ever run out (I feel like I won’t for years — a little of this goes a long way) I’d purchase this again." —nessie

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $3.89 (available in six flavor combos).

    24. A pack of cartoon gel pens that'll bring doodlers great joy as they scribble away in one of their 5,000 half-filled notebooks. Each set comes with 12 pens and 12 black ink replacement fills, so your little artist will have plenty of supplies to spare.

    the cartoon gel pens

    Get them from Amazon for $20.99.

    25. A Muslin Comfort blanket so they can snuggle up under some temperature-controlled fabric for a wonderfully cozy afternoon on the couch.

    white muslin blanket on a made-up bed
    Muslin Comfort

    What's the point of revamping your home if you aren't making it as cozy as possible?

    Get it from Muslin Comfort for $169.99.

    26. Some locally made syrup for them to smother their waffles or pancakes in every morning. It's from a woman-owned shop based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and made of all-natural lavender flowers and unrefined raw cane sugar.

    Lynn And Gray Kitchen / Etsy

    The brand recommends that you keep the syrups refrigerated and use them within four weeks since they don't have any additives or preservatives. Reviewers rave about the taste of syrups but also seem super impressed by the shipping times, packaging, and unique flavor offerings.

    Get a bottle from Lynn And Gray Kitchen on Etsy for $9.50+ (available in two sizes).

    27. A beard comb that doubles as a bottle opener to make sure that luxurious mane on their face is well groomed each time they crack an IPA open at their local bar — ya know, for optimal hipster coolness.

    the bottle opener beard comb
    Bespoke Post

    The best part about this is it's specifically designed to fit inside of a wallet, so they won't have to waste any extra space in their pockets.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $16.

    28. And a minty beard oil to give their whiskers a crisp aroma with subtle hits of citrus and wooden notes. It's made from argon and jojoba oils to nourish both their beard and the skin underneath it.

    the bespoke post beard oil
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $15.

    29. And, speaking of minty scents, a pack of peppermint and eucalyptus oil shower steamers that'll create a relaxing and aromatic grooming experience as they soak and scrub their troubles away. This will also help open up their sinuses if they suffer from springtime allergies!

    The green flower-shaped tablets, which come in a pouch
    Sage Moon Soaps / Etsy

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying I have a lousy nose — I've suffered with swollen sinuses all my life, but these steamers are a breath of fresh air! I place one in my tub with HOT water on and allow the steam to reach it — poof...(ah☺️)...I can smell it fine! I am very happy with this product and look forward to my shower time even more. Lasts a long time too. I’m very satisfied." —Laurie M. Fernandez

    Get a pack of two from Sage Moon Soaps on Etsy for $8.46

    Sage Moon Soaps is a California-based Etsy shop making steamers, bath bombs, and other deliciously scented goods perfect for gifting.

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    illustrated gift guide

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