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    50 Gifts You Should Buy For Yourself If You Have Zero Faith In Your Friends And Family's Tastes

    Sometimes, ya just gotta stuff your own stocking. 🎁

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    1. Revlon's incredibly popular hot air brush, which has a whopping 262,000+ 5-star reviews! Not only will it untangle and dry your hair at the same time, it'll also give limp hair some volume so you'll look like you just got a professional blowout in your own bathroom. ✨

    2. A set of modern geometric coasters that serve double duty as drink condensation collectors and chic table decor.

    3. An HP Sprocket Select portable printer so you can print photos from your phone anytime, anywhere. Just download the HP Sprocket app and connect to your device via Bluetooth!

    4. A set of Bala Bangles to wear on your wrists or ankles when you want to add a little more resistance to your workout but don't feel like lifting weights (me always). Just slip 'em on and go for a walk, jog, hike, or even wear them during your next yoga class. Plus, they look pretty rad!

    5. pair of Apple AirPods Pro with noise cancellation so you'll be able to listen to your music/podcast/audiobook with crystal clear sound (and without interruption). They come with three sizes of silicone tips to comfortably fit your ears and a charging case that provides more than 24 hours of listening time.

    Side view of a BuzzFeed editor wearing the airpods
    A BuzzFeeder holding the earbuds in their hand
    A BuzzFeeder holding the airpod case
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I’m thrilled. I love the fact there’s multiple ear tips and the small ones fit my ears great. Thrilled with the noise canceling feature while I stare at a family member yapping loudly on the phone and I don’t have to crank my volume up to drown them out. The controls are easy. It pauses music when I take an earbud out, so I’m not fumbling to pause and then yanking an earbud out while yelling 'what?' I’ve never spent this much on headphones but these are worth the sub-$200 I paid." —Pixie

    And here's more from BuzzFeed Shopping editor Emma Lord: "I have a pair of these, and they're not playing around. Once they're securely in your ear, you can toggle the headphones between noise-cancelling and regular sound, depending on your situation. I've been working from home, and the noise cancelling is so effective that I can work next to a window where my neighbor is doing heavy construction and I don't hear anything louder than a faint buzzing. It's quieter than if I'd just plugged my ears with my own fingers. I'm also a runner, and these don't budge when you're sweating, which is nice. It's also handy that these toggle out of noise cancellation mode, because I feel better being able to hear traffic and other people around me when I'm out and about. The TL;DR is I love these so much I have zero interest in owning another pair of headphones for as long as I live." Read her full review of the AirPod Pros here!

    Get them from Amazon for $179.

    6. And, an AirFly Pro wireless transmitter that'll connect your new favorite earbuds to the in-flight entertainment system when you travel. Who cares if you've seen You've Got Mail upward of 50 times, that piece of cinematic gold deserves better than those flimsy airline-distributed headphones.

    7. A jar of Fly By Jing Sichuan chili crisp you'll start putting on every morsel of food you intend to eat — that is, if you don't consume the entire jar with a spoon first.

    8. A mini waffle maker for anyone whose idea of the perfect breakfast treat involves nooks and crannies (but doesn't always want to commit to an entire stack). Try your hand at unconventional waffles via the included recipe book (FYI stuffing waffles are 💯) and take comfort in the fact that the nonstick cooking surface cleans like a dream.

    9. An fan favorite screaming goat figure and book set so you'll be able to read all about one of Earth's most amusing creatures while listening to your miniature friend shriek with delight.

    The screaming goat figure next to its box and mini book

    10. A pair of Spanx faux leather leggings that at this point can only be described as *iconic*. You'll wear them with lit-er-all-y everything and wonder how you went so long without such a cool and versatile pair of not-quite-pants.

    11. A sweet mini crossbody bag made of vegan leather to wear anytime you *just need the essentials* and don't want to deal with the endless depths of a large tote. Looks so much splurgier than it is, it's no wonder it's graced Oprah's Favorite Things list.

    12. Some cute resin hair barrettes, because, while we're legitimately happy for butterfly clips and their triumphant comeback, sometimes you want an accessory that's a liiittle more refined than the ones you wore in elementary school.

    13. Glossier's cookie butter lip balm to stuff in your stocking because it smells like spiced Speculoos cookies! It also has a gorgeous "melted caramel" tint and will keep your puckers from getting too chapped during the harshest time of year.

    14. A sleek wine-chilling bucket for keeping your favorite bottles cold for up to two hours!

    The copper chilling bucket holding a bottle of wine on top of a set table

    15. Our Place's Always Pan, which will quickly become your go-to cooking vessel (and is a certified BuzzFeed FAVE). It's essentially an all-in-one kitchen tool, as it's designed to braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, serve, and store. Plus, it comes with a wooden spatula and metal steaming basket!

    16. A Trtl neck pillow that'll actually prevent you from awkwardly dozing off on your travel neighbor's shoulder while you're en route. Plus, it'll double as a scarf (planes be COLD), and it's way less bulky than those puffy U-shaped pillows.

    Model wearing a gray Trtl pillow while sleeping on a plane

    Promising review: "This thing is the greatest thing invented since chicken and biscuits. It's like a nice scarf with just enough support to keep your neck just in the right position. I highly recommend it. Works great with big headphones, too." —Deana Hero

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

    17. And a leather passport and vaccination card holder, because if there are two things you don't want to be without while jet-setting, it's those.

    The black card holder surrounded by other card holders in all 10 colors

    18. A compact air fryer to make your crispy-crunchy dreams a reality. It's small, yet mighty (it can hold over 4 quarts of food), and its nonstick surface means you won't have to overexert yourself scrubbing it clean. Plus, aren't you curious to see why all of your friends rave about them?

    19. A lovely 2-in-1 dress and sweater set that'll literally take you from summer to winter. It comes with a removable side-tie sweater and silky slip dress for endless styling options.

    20. A portable phone charger, because we all know how you get when you're out and about and notice your battery is at 29%. Plus, it can charge three devices at one time!

    Models using the portable charger to charge three phones

    21. A luxurious silk eye mask to help you get some first-rate shut-eye, even when your S.O. insists on using their reading light at an ungodly hour.

    22. And, a soft silk pillowcase that'll protect your hair and skin while you attempt to get your 8+ hours of slumber.

    Two pillows covered in silk pillowcases

    23. An ingenious beanie with built-in Bluetooth speakers so you can connect to your phone and listen to music while keeping your head nice and toasty.

    The red beanie

    24. A fruit infuser water bottle, because if you're anything like me, there's no way you're drinking water unless it's got a little flavor. Spa water on the go? Yes please. 🙏

    The fruit infuser water bottle

    25. An impossibly plush Barefoot Dreams throw blanket you'll want to snuggle up with while you binge literally every streaming series on your couch until spring.

    The gray leopard print throw blanket

    26. A 4K Fire TV stick so you'll have access to every streaming service imaginable at your fingertips. Cancel all upcoming plans and tell your friends you're OOO for the foreseeable future.

    The fire stick and its port, surrounded by logos for top streaming services

    27. A handmade LED bread night-light, because there's no gift like the gift of gently illuminated carbs (seriously how cool is this?!).

    28. Or, a mushroom night-light to give your bathroom a psychedelic glow. I mean, if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that no one should have to turn on the overhead light when they get up to pee at 2 a.m., amirite?

    The mushroom nightlight lit up in a dark room

    29. A portable fireplace so you can make yourself comfy by the fire, even if you don't have a full-size hearth. Get out the graham crackers and marshmallows and throw yourself an indoor s'mores party.

    30. Some *adorable* cat socks that would technically be the perfect gift for the feline fan in your life, but we're willing to bet you won't want to part with them. Those ears! 🥺

    31. An electric wine bottle opener so you'll never have to wince at the idea of popping a cork ever again (I may or may not relate). It can open a bottle in mere seconds, and also comes with a foil cutter and sleek charging station. Plus, it can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge!

    32. A waterproof bath pillow that'll prop you up so you can read as many classic novels as you'd like while you soak (just don't fall asleep!).

    33. A handheld milk frother so you can whip up all of the foamy creations of your dreams — with no soul-shattering Starbucks line in sight.

    34. And, a Ted Lasso-inspired mug to drink your morning beverage of choice in — maybe with some biscuits on the side for dunking?

    The Ted Lasso mustache mug that says "hot brown water"

    35. An absolutely darling snail soap dispenser that'll bring you, just, SO much joy whenever you wash your hands.

    36. A pack of hidden pocket scrunchies (yup, you read that correctly) for storing small items on the go and giving you that throwback updo we all know and love.

    37. A dazzling pair of sequined Kate Spade studs that'll take you to New Year's Eve and beyond.

    The multicolored sequined studs

    38. A pair of wool slipper booties so your feet can stay nice and toasty, even when your landlord forgets to turn the heat on.

    Model wearing the gray slipper booties

    39. A 1,000-piece Golden Girls jigsaw puzzle to tackle during that obnoxious post-holiday stretch when the weather is still frightful.

    The puzzle featuring the four main Golden Girls characters

    40. An organic soy wax cube bubble candle you almost won't want to light because it's so pretty (but you should, because it'll make your place smell like flowers, coconuts, and peaches).

    Five pink and white cube bubble candles

    41. Or, an orange-, cinnamon-, and clove-scented soy candle that, true to its name, will make your home smell "warm and cozy," no matter what season it is.

    Model holding the lit warm + cozy candle

    42. A cold brew coffee maker so you can enjoy barista-quality beverages in the comfort of your own home.

    The white cold brew maker next to a cup of iced cold brew

    43. A truly adorable Baby Yoda Chia Pet that'll make any Mandalorian fan's heart swell every time they see it blooming on the counter. The kit comes with chia seeds, a drip tray, and display stand, and in just 1–2 weeks you should see it in full bloom!

    44. A BuzzFeed Tasty Micro-Pop popcorn maker, because you deserve so much more than the bagged stuff (or, worse yet, those stale tri-flavored tins). Pop whatever kernels you'd like in the microwave and, best of all, melt butter right on the lid.

    45. A custom pet necklace so your favorite furry friend will always have a special place near your heart. Just send in a photo to have it replicated on a charm!

    46. Some string lights complete with mini clothespins you can hang photos and postcards from! You'll feel so warm and cozy seeing your friends' and family's smiling faces illuminated by a sea of glowing lights. 🥰

    The lights hanging on a wall and strung with photos on clothespins

    47. Some blue-light-blocking glasses that'll help combat the harmful effects of the light emitting from those electronics you stare at 24/7/365. They're also pretty stylish, too.

    Reviewer wearing the tortoise framed glasses

    48. An artificial ficus so you can bring some lush green nature indoors without having to do a lick of gardening.