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38 Gifts You Should Probably Just Keep For Yourself

"Wow, thank you so much." —You, to you.

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1. 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 $90 from Amazon.

2. 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

Get it from LaceKingdom on Etsy for $8.80 (originally $25; available in three colors).

3. 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 $19.99 (originally $29.99).

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

round gold circle

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

5. 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.

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


Get 200 LEDs from Amazon for $11.59.

7. 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.

8. 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 $21.99.

9. 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).

10. 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: fresh mix, 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.

11. 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.

12. A Mystic Falls sweatshirt with a customizable back so you can get the name of your favorite Timberwolf. BRB while I agonize over whether I want Forbes or Bennett...

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

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

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

light green and white bouquet

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.

14. A real-life version of the Eels and Escalators game from Spongebob Squarepants because c'mon! That game looked so fun!

the game with a 3d escalator
Hot Topic

Get it from Hot Topic for $49.90.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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).

18. A cute-as-heck Snoopy light or squishy bunny night-light to light up your life.

Urban Outfitters, Amazon

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 bunny from Amazon for $18.99.

19. A cookbook and Central Perk lip balm for the Friends fanatic who has yet to find a new show.

Urban Outfitters, Amazon

Get the cookbook from Urban Outfitters for $24.95 or Amazon for $21.04 and three lip balms from Amazon for $11.99.

20. 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 $9.99.

21. 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).

22. 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 $12.

23. A dozen pairs of Elf socks — you're gonna need them if you're trekking all the way from the North Pole to NYC to meet your dad!

ankle and mid-calf length socks with elf patterns

Get them from CVS for $13.99.

24. A trio of window planters you can hang right above the window. Bam! Lots of light for the plants and easy decor for you.

three white planters held up by a black bar

Promising review: "This assembled in a jiffy and looks great in my window. So glad I chose it for the future home of my herb garden. The pots are a good size, the cord looks sturdy, and is generously sized (you can just wrap around the bar a few times to shorten). Note that there are no holes in the pots, if you're looking for drainage. But of course, that's why baby Jesus made power tools." —Mizz Dallas

Get it from Amazon for $33.86 (available in five colors).

25. A Cotton Hill tee for anyone who loves that ornery, high-key evil dad.

white tee with cotton hill from king of the hill that says 100% cotton

Get it from NoahQuestDesign on Etsy for $18+ (available in sizes S–3XL). 

26. A set of Himalayan salt glasses to make tequila and mezcal shots go down smooth thanks to the salt-infused finish. Licking salt off your hand is a thing of the past, thank goodness.

four pink shot glasses next to limes and tequila
Uncommon Goods

The salt is naturally antibacterial so they don't need to wash them. Just store in a dry, cool place.

Promising review: "We use these for special occasions and to taste new tequila brands. To clean, you simply rinse the salt cup under water. Super fun and easy to use! Will definitely give this as a gift to friends in the future." —JENINNM

Get a set of four from Uncommon Goods for $28 or something similar from Amazon for $19.99.

27. A fun and beautiful board game where the point of the game is basically to become a thriving forest. *wistfully stares out of the window*


Basically you're growing trees. Each player starts with two. The trees absorb light and get light points, which can be used to disperse seeds. There is a "sun" rotating around the board, so players have to time and position everything properly to get the most sunlight.

Promising review: "Don't be fooled by the beautiful artwork, or the adorable little illustrated animals hidden within the components, Photosynthesis is a vicious abstract strategy game, and it's probably the best use of thematic gameplay for any tabletop game in 2017, worthy of being equated with other top-tier uses of theme in designing gameplay, such as Shadows Over Camelot, Blood Rage, and just about anything produced by Fantasy Flights." —Paul Bulger

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

28. A satin-lined Hairbrella to keep your hair protected from rain, humidity, and anything else that's out to ruin your perfect hairdo.


Hairbrella is a Black-owned small business established in 2016 that specializes in hats combining fashion and function to protect against all types of weather.

Promising review: "I never carry an umbrella cause they’re too bulky, so when I saw the Hairbrella I was so excited. It keeps my hair dry and my curls nicely coiffed, rather than me looking like I stuck my fingers I a light socket. I’m telling everyone I know about it; it’s an amazing alternative to those wide-brimmed hats or a briefcase LOL! Truly it’s never going to leave my side from now on! I definitely recommend it." —Gina C.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or Hairbrella for $39.99 (available in five colors).

29. A SimpleHuman compost bin ready to hang onto any food scraps for composting without stinking up the place or attracting flies.

silver compost bin next to sink

This handy mini bin is magnetic so you can stick it to any metal trash can. 

Promising review: "I really do love this. It's on my kitchen countertop collecting food scraps for composting. The size of the inner liner bin allows me to use those thin plastic grocery produce bags. The top with the lid fits nicely so the edges of the bag disappears for a clean look. No fingerprints are left on the surface unless my fingers are dirty. The $50 price tag was a bit hard to swallow, but I couldn't help it. And I don't regret it." —new yorker

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

30. A box filled with Japanese snacks to please the person who has been really itching for new treats to try.,

Promising review: "It arrived earlier and seeing everything now it was worth the wait! They are very nice and I'm excited to try everything. :)" —Kayleen L

Get a box of 30 from Amazon for $19.99.

31. Mystic Maze — a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle that reveals a secret "magic trick" when you complete it. There are also 50 Easter eggs hidden in the complicated design so you're sure to be throughly entertained from start to finish., Amazon

Fun fact: This was the most funded puzzle on Kickstarter, raising over $3 million.

Promising review: "Just got this puzzle for something to do at home over the holidays. Seriously... I have never seen a puzzle quite like this! It’s very impressive and exceeded my expectations already. The packaging is beautiful inside and out. Everything about it shouts quality. I particularly liked the envelopes inside for the puzzle pieces and mystery. Heavy weight and substantial. The one holding the 1,000 puzzle pieces stays closed with Velcro! How cool! And the secret mystery envelope has a cool string loop tie. Makes you remember you can’t open it until the puzzle is done. The whole vibe of The Mystic Maze is quality and fun, and also looks like a challenging puzzle. Looking forward to getting started on this. Certainly a good stay-home fun activity. Highly recommend!" —Kyle Fletcher

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in an island theme).

32. A pair of plush slipper socks to keep your paws nice and warm.


Promising review: "Great product! They fit comfortably, are very cute and don't shrink in the washing machine. I think they are priced fairly and I received them in the mail very quickly. I love these!" —Marcie

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six styles).

33. A lovely little townhouse with a surprise candle inside. Best part? You can put it under the tree when the candle is finished.


Get it from Anthropologie for $54.

34. A stunning crystal ball ring that sees great fashion statements in your future.


BohoEnergy is a New Jersey–based small business run by Gina Marie.

Get it from BohoEnergy on Etsy for $15.97 (available in sizes 7–9).

35. A cool chunky sweater with cute designs like cow pastures, teddy bears, and...murderous geese., Amazon

Promising review: "Love this sweater. It's got heavyweight fabric, well-made, and very warm and comfy. It did appear to shrink in the wash a bit but I still think ordering your normal size will work — still oversized even after the small amount of shrinking." —xairin

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 37 styles).

36. Lightweight slides that'll bring some marshmallow-like style to your at-home look. Suh-weet!

the slides in various pastel and neutral colors

Promising review: "These are so cute and comfortable!! I am so impressed with the fit. I really needed slippers that wouldn’t get stinky after stepping into them from out of the shower. These are going to be so easy to clean and I’ll be able to wear them for a while!" —Sofia Khan

Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in sizes 5.5–13 and seven colors). 

37. VERY fancy body lotion that smells like soothing lavender to bring your self-care game to the next level.

pump bottle

The lotion smells like lavender and notes of vanilla, musk, and tonka bean.

Get it from Verishop for $46

38. A Lunar Garden perfume oil set with chunks of crystals (topaz, amethyst, and rose quartz) inside each bottle. These are pretty *and* smell good, making them a very nice gift to give yourself.

three roll-on perfumes
Pink Moon

These handcrafted perfumes are small batch, pregnancy safe, and cruelty free. Pink Moon is an Asian woman–owned self-care brand founded by Lin Chen. 

Get a set of three from Pink Moon for $150 (originally $180).

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