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    41 Gifts You Should Probably Just Keep For Yourself

    "Wow, what a thoughtful gift — you know me so well." —you, to you.

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    1. A Groot chia pet that will really grow on you.


    Promising review: "Who doesn't love Groot! I never had a Chia Pet as a kid, so decided to get my kid one. It was fun and we had a few laughs with it, so totally worth it. As far as growing the chia seeds, first time failed and we got a whole lot of nothing...unless Groot was supposed to have stubbly gray speckled hair. Second time, we covered with plastic (around the Chia Pet, not on it) to help hold in the moisture. That did the trick. Groot had a full head of hair within a few days. The directions were easy to follow and, minus needing to make something to keep the moisture content high, were complete — although I *think* there might have been mention of this somewhere towards the end outside the main directions. After the seeds started to grow, you can probably get a good week or two out of it (water/mist everyday though). Cleanup was super easy, just soak the Groot in some water, and the grown chia along with the goop to hold the seeds comes right off. We ended up growing another round after that, and still had plenty of seeds left." —Jeff

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. A tree-shaped advent calendar with room to fit 24 mini alcohol bottles for the booziest holiday yet.

    wooden frame with room for 24 airplane bottles

    You can get one that fits mini wine bottles, airplane liquor bottles, or Patron bottles.

    Get it from LittleFlowerPotShop on Etsy for $29.99+ (available in four finishes and three styles).

    3. A box set of either Calvin and Hobbes or The Far Side. Studies have shown that either purchase increases happiness by 110%. Can't argue with that (totally made up) data.


    Get Calvin and Hobbes for $69.99+ (available in hard or soft cover) or the Far Side for $88.99 from Amazon.

    4. A Baby Yoda sweatshirt to wear now until the end of time. I mean, just LOOK at it. Now I need nuggets.

    hoodie with baby yoda that says get in loser we are getting chucky nuggies

    It's available in both crewneck and hoodie.

    Get it from ChristaShop99 on Etsy for $19.58+ (available in sizes YS–5XL).

    5. A mulberry silk mask offering a gentle alternative to the usual scratchy mask materials. It also just looks classy as heck.

    three masks in black, green, and pink

    Type Of Fit: Adjustable Straps

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Silk

    Shipping Time: Ships in one business day

    Get it from LaceKingdom on Etsy for $12.50 (originally $25; available in three colors).

    6. An Amazon Fire Stick to help facilitate your latest binge-watching event. Now you can get all your favorite streaming services together and under the control of one remote. Remember back when we all had like five remotes to control the TV? Let's put that nightmare behind us for good.

    remove with word bubble that says "alexa, open youtube"

    Promising review: "Oh my...I shouldn't have waited so long to purchase. I wasn't sure if I needed it but now I don't know what I would do without it. It was super easy to connect to my TV and setup. It plugged right in and then I was ready to watch my shows in under 10 minutes!" —Amanda Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (originally $29.99).

    7. A gold-colored mirror you'll somehow look even cuter in.

    round gold circle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A subscription service that sends you a monthly shipment of international coffee so you can feel well-traveled, even if you never leave the couch.

    Atlas Coffee, Emmy Favilla

    See BuzzFeed's review of this coffee subscription service.

    You can get a half bag, single bag, or double bags every two or four weeks. Then you can decide if you want light or dark roast, ground or whole bean. Each shipment comes with a handwritten postcard from the country that made your coffee. Oh, and the coffee is DELISH.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+/shipment.

    9. A beauty box filled with goodies from all sorts of Black-owned businesses so you can try a bunch of items out and find your new favorite.

    various beauty items in flat lay

    What's amazing about this box is that you pick what goes in it! You can pick at least three items from the wide selection of beauty items.

    Get it from Glory for $38+/box.

    10. A string of fairy lights ready to bring a warm ambience to your space.


    Get 200 LEDs from Amazon for $11.59.

    11. And a 30-foot string of camping lights to make your outdoor adventures all the more magical.

    clear tent with lights strung around it
    Bespoke Post

    The USB-powered light easily plugs into your car, battery, or even solar pack.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $25.

    12. Squishy unicorns worth a good squeeze whenever this unicornless reality gets too stressful.,

    Promising review: "I love these things. Very pretty and feels nice to squish. They even came in a very cute box. Who doesn’t love pretty boxing? Lol. My toddler even approves of these. They are very durable and well-made. Would buy them again." —Sven Gerstner

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A letter board so you can leave yourself encouraging messages or work on your jokes.


    The smaller frames come with 150 letters and symbols while the larger frames come with 300.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four sizes and 14 colors).

    14. A pack of little wax bears for a flameless way to enjoy a wonderfully scented home.

    yellow wax bears

    These lil' bears are made with soy wax and are biodegradable. They come in three scents: lemon, fresh cotton, and baby powder. Throw two onto your wax warmer and enjoy a refreshing scent, no open flame needed. Get a wax warmer here!

    Get a pack of 24-26 bears from Amazon for $12.95 or get some festive holiday shapes.

    15. A disco ball-inspired face mask so your face can shine bright like a diamond.

    silvery face being peeled off model's face

    Promising review: "I really, really like this mask. When you apply the mask to your face it looks like shimmering pearls. What I really like about the product is that it is a peel-off mask. Depending on how thickly you put the product on your face it only takes 20-30 minutes to dry. That sounds like a long time but it is worth the wait. When you peel this off your face and then do a final rinse your face feels and looks wonderful. I then follow with a moisturizer (that's just me). I use this product once a week. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants younger- and better-looking skin." —Grandma Fran

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    16. A tin of Reindeer Crunch popcorn from Poppy, arguably the BEST popcorn brand on the market. Seriously, you won't be able to stop from eating the whole thing in one sitting.

    cylinder with festive illustrations

    Poppy is next-level delicious. I'm a huge fan of their savory flavors (especially the cheese varieties) but their sweet options are also amazing. Every kind I've tried has been super buttery, ultra flavorful, and un-put-downable. If you're someone who wants popcorn that's legit exploding with flavor, look no further. And definitely stock up because — wow — this stuff is not for sharing.

    Get it from Poppy for $22.50.

    17. A Mystic Falls sweatshirt because I can't be the only one doing a Vampire Diaries re-watch right now.

    crewneck sweatshirt that says mystic falls timberwolves with a wolf in the center

    The back is customizable so you can get the name of your favorite Timberwolf. BRB while I agonize over whether I want Forbes or Bennett...

    Get it from thebraidandthebeard on Etsy for $25+ (available in sizes S–5XL and 20 colors).

    18. A metal bracelet that lets you keep a hairband on hand at all times without getting those indents on your wrist. It's so ingenious.

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $35 (available in three finishes).

    19. A gorgeous, festive bouquet of flowers for some holiday decor sure to impress all your guests.


    Bouqs flowers are cut the day you order them and are shipped right from one of their farm partners to ensure freshness. All the farms practice sustainable, eco-friendly farming, and they only cut what they sell. They also sell beautiful wreaths worth checking out!

    Browse the Bouqs holiday collection starting at $31.

    See more places to order flowers online.

    20. A pair of socks perfect to pair with your dancing shoes.

    white socks with red and blue characters dancing with the words "when my song comes on"

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 or ModCloth for $12.99.

    21. Hot cocoa cubes with fancy, silver-plated spoons already attached! You just dunk one in hot milk and start stirring.

    five chocolate cubes with metal spoons embedded inside

    Get a set of five from Food52 for $79, or if you don't care about spoons, get some with sticks from Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A cool pin or patch to jazz up your winter jacket.

    potatohavetoes, fairycakes

    Get the wacky waving tube man pin from potatohavetoes on Etsy for $13 or the books are magic patch from fairycakes on Etsy for $8.02.

    23. A doggone adorable tea infuser that hangs onto your mug so you can be sure your new friend will never leaf you.

    silicone dog sits on edge of mug

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    24. A 2021 Jeopardy! calendar with a different question and wager amount each day, so you can keep track of your hypothetical score throughout the year.


    Reviewers say that haven't found any repeat questions so you can get this every year and become a trivia champ.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    25. A mini hanging sloth planter for showing off your best air plant.

    the sloth with air plant inside

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    26. A delicious shipment of Hanukkah peppermint bark that would make a great gift, but good luck not opening it up to try a piece.

    blue sugar on white and dark chocolate bark

    I tried this and can confirm it is delish!

    Promising review: "I bought several boxes as gifts. They all loved the candy. I had one extra box and tried to think of somebody to give it to. I thought what the heck, I’m going to try it. That was it, game over. It is so awesome! I kept saying just one more tiny bite. Haha, didn’t work! If you are unsure about buying a box...DON’T. You won’t regret it." —SDR

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95.

    27. Stylish joggers you can wear on days you commit to being cozy all day long., Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and 21 colors).

    28. Foreo Luna Mini 2 — a handy lil' gadget ready to exfoliate and cleanse your face, leaving it feeling brand spankin' new.

    buzzfeed editor uses the device on face with caption that says "makeup, dead skin cells, excess oil, grime etc all gone in 60 seconds"
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I love this FOREO LUNA Mini 2, I replaced my Clarisonic with this product. What attracted me to this product was this one doesn't have the brush heads a Clarisonic has, so there is no replacing brush heads at two for $44 every few months. Also, there is less of a chance for bacteria etc. to form because of how it's made. You don't have to charge it often and it's small and compact, easy for travel. I LOVE IT. Oh yeah — and it does wonders in cleaning my face, which was obviously why I purchased it :)" —munchknz83

    Get it from Amazon for $89.25 or Sephora for $119 (available in six colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2 here.

    29. A sleek electric toothbrush that'll make you actually excited to brush your teeth (maybe).

    the toothbrush and holder

    I have a Quip and super love it! It purrs like a kitten and feels nice in my hands. The replacement heads come every three months so I never have to worry about remembering to buy new toothbrushes at the pharmacy.

    Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in eight colors, plus kid sizes).

    30. A rainbow welcome mat that'll look great-ient outside your door.

    rainbow doormat outside home

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $23.

    31. A waffle stick maker for delicious, dippable waffles any time. Life is so much better when you have a waffle in each hand.

    small device that makes four waffle sticks at a time

    Promising review: "I do not normally rave about kitchen appliances but I love this little guy! I impulse bought it after reading some reviews and craving waffles. It seriously is the best waffle maker I have ever used. We had a more expensive one that would flip to cook evenly, but this thing has that beat by a mile. I have used it a dozen times and the waffles come out perfect every time. I spray with vegetable oil before pouring in one-third of a cup of batter (as other reviewers have noted it does not come with a measuring cup) and then set a timer for four minutes. When I am done, I just unplug it and let it cool, then wipe it off with a cloth. I know the color and cartoonish logo may turn some people off but I seriously recommend this iron to everyone." —leahas

    Get it from Amazon for $20.10.

    32. A cute-as-heck Snoopy light or a spooky LED Beetlejuice worm to light up your life. Different vibes but equally amazing.

    Urban Outfitters, Toynk

    Anyone else going through a major Snoopy phase right now? Seriously, I have Baggus, socks, and even a face mask.

    Get the Snoopy light from Urban Outfitters for $18 or the worm from Toynk for $19.99.

    33. A Hey Arnold soundtrack on blue vinyl with all your favorite bangers, like "The Simple Things."

    blue vinyl with painting style hey arnold cover
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.98.

    34. A cookbook and yellow frame phone grip for the Friends fanatic who has yet to find a new show.

    Urban Outfitters, CottonCandyCreat

    Get the cookbook from Urban Outfitters for $24.95 or Amazon for $19.04 and the frame phone grip from CottonCandyCreat on Etsy for $15.

    35. A Rosebud Motel keychain and notepad so you can pretend to be Stevie working (or slacking off) at the front desk.

    white motel keychain that says rosebud motel and a matching long notepad

    Get it from AllThingsHipAndCool on Etsy for $10.99.

    36. A wow-worthy bookshelf game that transformed all the board game classics into decor-worthy tomes you can proudly display on your shelf when not in use. Anyone wanna play a gorgeous round of Clue???


    Get one from Anthropologie for $40 (available in four games) or three (Clue, Scrabble, Monopoly) from Amazon for $99.95.

    37. Rainbow chevron pajamas for some seriously stylish lounging. New life goal: Being the best-dressed person on Christmas morning.

    long sleeve pink pajamas with rainbow chevron stripes

    Get it from Boden for $98 (available in sizes 2–22).

    38. A set of tiki mugs and a calendar for the Golden Girls fan who wishes they lived in Shady Pines.

    Toynk, Amazon

    The calendar comes with over 100 stickers to mark special events.

    Get four tiki mugs from Toynk for $45.99 or the calendar from Amazon for $15.95.

    39. Wide leg sweater pants because why should your torso have all the fun during sweater weather?

    ribbed pants with tie waist in light green

    Get it from Eloquii for $89.95 (available in sizes 14–28 and three colors).

    40. A blind date with a book for any indecisive book buyers. No more hemming and hawing while poring over reviews. You get a book in hand, and that's that!

    individually wrapped books
    MarDeLunaArtsCo / Etsy

    Promising review: "Best blind date I’ve ever been on and one of the greatest purchases I’ve ever made. The packaging is adorable and creative. I bought this for a friend's birthday and it was the perfect gift. I love it so much that I’m going to gift one to myself sometime soon!! 11/10 would recommend. Customer service is really great, too. Super friendly and understanding!!" —Brooke

    Get it from MarDeLunaArtsCo on Etsy for $9.20.

    41. And absolutely delectable cinnamon maple syrup to kick up your waffle breakfasts.

    bottle of cinnamon maple next to waffle

    I like to use this on roasted acorn squash. It's really, really good!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (also available in gingerbread).

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