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    Updated on Dec 11, 2019. Posted on Nov 25, 2019

    40 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 pair of light-up unicorn slippers so warm and snuggly, you'll wonder if they're magic.


    Get them from Amazon for $41.95.

    2. 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 $17.99.

    3. A pack of shot ornaments so you can subtly spice up your eggnog when grandma isn't looking.


    Get a set of six from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. Or a tree-shaped advent calendar with room to fit 24 mini alcohol bottles for the booziest holiday yet.


    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).

    5. A National Park candle that you can smell whenever you'd rather be on a mountaintop than at dinner with your extended family.


    For example, the Grand Canyon candle smells like bergamot and white jasmine bloom.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in four parks).

    6. A pack of Star Wars cookie cutters for the tastiest treats in the galaxy.


    It comes with Yoda, Darth Vader, R2D2, and a Storm Trooper.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A Roku that gives you access to all your favorite streaming websites right on your TV. You'll be like "cable who?"


    I have a Roku and it's one of my most treasured gadgets. First of all, I straight up didn't have a remote so the Roku has saved me from having to get off the couch every time I needed to change the volume on the TV. It's super easy to set up and it has everything from Hulu to sports game streaming. You pretty much just plug it in and the Roku takes it from there.

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99.

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


    Get it from Amazon for $19.11.

    9. A super slim wallet ideal for your next vacation, which is super overdue, just saying.


    The stretchy card holder can fit two to eight cards, along with some cash. There's also a key ring, making this ideal for students and people who like to travel light.

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in six styles).

    10. And a travel jewelry bag to also take on that overdue vacation, because accessorizing is even more important when you think about all those Instagrams you'll be taking.


    There are five snaps for necklaces, a plastic card for 15 pairs of earrings, a zippered pouch, room for rings, and more room for all your precious jewels.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in four colors).

    11. Two pairs of colorful socks you'll be over the moon for.


    Click through to see lots of other styles!

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. 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.

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


    Get 200 LEDs from Amazon for $15.99.

    14. 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 $15.99.

    15. A book on billiards that comes with a mini pool table for you to practice on — how cue-te is that?

    Urban Outfitters

    It comes with a mini pool table, balls, rack, cue, and bridge, along with a full-color book explaining how to play over 30 games.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.33 or Urban Outfitters for $15.95.

    16. 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).

    17. An insulated food truck lunch bag you won't be able stop taco-ing about.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available in mushroom and doughnut shapes).

    18. A moon light, because holding the whole world in your hands is overrated.,

    It has touch controls and a smart button that helps you easily adjust brightness. It also remembers the brightness setting from the last time you turned it on. Charge with USB.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available with a ceramic or wood base).

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


    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.

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


    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 $24.99.

    21. 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 $25 (available in three finishes).

    22. 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 $39.

    See more places to order flowers online.

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


    Get them from Amazon for $10.98 or ModCloth for $12.

    24. A punny, stemless wine glass that will be a great-ient addition to your kitchen.


    Also available in: a diamond, an owl, a dinosaur, and love potion.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

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


    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.

    26. Or if you want even more cocoa, an advent calendar with 12 different flavors, including bold options like raspberry, creme brulee, and gingerbread.

    World Market

    Get it from World Market for $11.99.

    27. A pair of ultra stylish sneakers that'll go with pretty much any outfit.


    I love my Greats! They take some breaking in, but end up being pretty darn comfortable. I get tons of compliments on them. This was the BuzzFeed Reviews $$$ pick for best everyday sneakers!

    Get them from Greats starting at $119 (available in sizes 6W–15M).

    28. 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.

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


    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    30. A 2020 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 $11.76.

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


    Get it from Amazon for $17.

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

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and 21 colors).

    33. Bootay Bag — an underwear subscription that'll help you grow your undies collection and push back laundry day even further.

    Get it from Bootay Bag for $9+/month.

    34. A set of reindeer candle holders so you can say "on Dasher!" as you decorate for the holidays way too early.


    Get a set of six from Amazon for $24.49.

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

    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, Sephora, or Foreo for $139 (available in six colors).

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

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


    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.

    This was the BuzzFeed Reviews $ pick for best electric toothbrush!

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

    37. A "1 for you, 2 for me" mascara set you can break up and give to friends OR just keep for yourself. >:)


    It comes with three full-size tubes: Big Ego mascara, Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara, and Maneater mascara.

    Get them from Tarte for $35.

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

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $25.13.

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


    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 1/3 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 $12.99.

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


    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).

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


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