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Gifts To Buy If You're Broke

At the time of publishing, nothing on this list was more than $15. Not. One. Thing.

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Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Christmas, shipping times are especially tricky this year and can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Shop early and be sure to double check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 25th!)

1. An awesome beginner's guide to calligraphy that'll help them upgrade their penmanship game by teaching them five different alphabet styles and uppercase and lowercase letters, plus give them some design and composition tips.

Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide.

Promising review: “I LOVE this book!! I’ve wanted to improve my penmanship and learn modern calligraphy and lettering for a long time. I thought I’d give this book a try, and I’m so confident in my lettering now. I’m excited to create my own projects and show off my new skills!!” —KHenderson

Get it from Amazon for $6.99. And you might want to bundle it up with a beautiful calligraphy pen set or a set great for beginners.

2. A set of silky-soft satin pillowcases designed to help keep their hair from frizzing, their skin from breaking out, and their dreams sweet.

The Bedsure Silk Satin Pillowcases in silver gray.

Promising review: "I love this SOOO MUCH! The hype for silk pillowcases is real! I have a FULL head of hair that is very long, which has also been processed to death. Since my hair is always so dry due to all of the color processes, I like to air-dry it to save it from being damaged further by the heat. Well, my hair would always look like a frizzy mess the morning after, even though I saturated my hair with leave-in treatments and treatment oils. Finally, I decided to try out a silk pillowcase and I'm obsessed! I can now rock my air-dry hair the next morning without looking like I have a rat's nest on my head. The only thing I wish this had is zippers. Since silk is slippery, the cover tends to fall off the pillows often. Other than that, this is perfect. I'm going to bring a pillowcase with me when I travel!" —Rubicant

Get the set of two from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in standard, queen, and king sizes and in 15 colors).

3. An awesome little handheld milk frother that'll up their at-home coffee game to the next level — it can basically froth up any milky drink (even those with dairy alternatives)!,

Promising review: "I did not know I needed this in my life. I saw a video of someone obsessed with the drink, London Fog (Earl Grey tea, vanilla, and milk), and she offhandedly mentioned you can easily make your own if you get a frother. At home, I mostly make different versions of drip coffee because frothers seemed so 'extra' until I got this! To put this little guy together, you do need two double-A batteries. It comes with a little stand. I made a very strong drip coffee (Blue Bottle Bella Donovan), warmed up whole milk in the microwave, stuck the frother in the middle of the milk, wiggled it around a bit, added three teaspoons of sugar (I like it sweet), and it was so good!!! So perfect. Plus the side of the box has a QR code with a link to some recipes, a coupon, and it automatically registers your warranty. Pretty awesome! I’m super excited for future matcha lattes and practicing latte art. Also! My coffee shop costs like $5 almost $6 for a latte, I’m lactose intolerant so every latte I have to pay 70 cents more. I just hate that! This will save me money and I get my cozy, caffeine fix in the comfort of my own home!" —RobinFromCalifornia

Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in 24 colors).

4. A compatible Apple Watch stand designed to look just like their favorite classic comp — just because you can't afford to buy them the watch doesn't mean you can't give them some cool accessories to go with them.

A customer review photo of the watch stand.

Promising review: "I bought a bunch of these as gifts for our entire family! They’re so cute and cool! They're well made and don't take up a lot of space — plus, what Apple product lover wouldn’t just adore a tiny replica of the original Mac?! Reminds me of the first computer I used back in '80s middle school!" —Jones Family

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors). And check out a stand of the newer version of their favorite desktop and an old school iPod version.

5. A gorgeously intricate beaded Frida bracelet you can stack with all your other favorite arm candy.

A person wearing three different Frida bracelets in different varieties.
Seelene La Moon on Etsy

Get it from Seelene La Moon on Etsy for $15 (available in seven colors).

6. A gorgeous celestial One Line a Day journal designed to inspire daily reflections on their life that they can treasure long after its pages are filled.


Promising review: "Absolutely love this book, it's small but a perfect size to throw in your bag if traveling. I'm buying a couple more as Christmas presents." —Meagan Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $10.25. Throw in a pretty set of pens.

7. A box of tea filled with delicious flavors and amazing literary quotes — these bags are just asking to be in the opening credits of a rom-com!

A package of Novel Teas.

Promising review: "These are really cute and the tea has a great flavor — even tea snobs should be pleased with it :) They come sealed in a plastic bag inside the box. I would buy this again. The outer packaging is quite nice and sturdy, and would make a great gift." —jmp

Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $13.50.

8. A delightful etched side-view mirror sticker for any Speed Racers you have on your shopping list this year.

A photo of a side view mirror with the sticker that reads, "Objects in mirror are losing."

Promising review: "Oh my gosh, this is so funny! I love this sticker and it gets a lot of attention. I only put it on the driver side of my car, as the passenger side already has the pre-engraved 'Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.' It stays on well after car washes as well. I love this sticker!!" —Mel Point

Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

9. A pair of light-up chopsticks for when they need the help of The Force to get them through a meal.

Two people battling over rice with the light-up chopsticks.

Promising review: "Fantastically fun to use. Even though these are plastic/acrylic they are no more difficult to use than the plastic chopsticks at Chinese restaurants because they are tapered like Japanese chopsticks. They are a little longer than a standard chopstick carrying case, but the fun factor offsets this. I got two pairs, one did not light up correctly. Seller replaced that chopstick within days!!!" —poidog

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

10. A set of festive tree-branch hairpins that'll help add a little whimsy to their updo.

The three-piece tree branch hairpins in someone's hair.

Promising review: "These are so cute I can’t stand it. The smaller two pins really hold my hair in place, while the larger branch is a gorgeous decoration. For a big day or elaborate updo, it’d probably be a good idea to supplement with regular bobby pins just for peace of mind. I got them in gold, but these barrettes are so fun that I’m considering getting them in every finish available. Very pretty and not at all cheap-looking, considering the very affordable price." —P. S. Crane

Get the set of three from Amazon for $8.45+ (available in gold and silver).

11. A beautiful print that'll work perfectly next to their vanity — it's printed on heavyweight art paper and is shipped in a sturdy, protective mailer.

A print that says, "I think sometimes people are really mean to the hot, popular girl."
MirandaLMcNulty on Etsy

Get it from MirandaLMcNulty on Etsy for $12+.

12. A pack of Friends-themed lip balms designed in nourishing "We Were On A Break," "How You Doin'?" and “I’d Rather be Watching Friends” flavors they'll love just as much as the show.


Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

13. A super-fun set of conversation starters that'll help them put their phones down and actually talk to everyone IRL.


Promising review: "This was a great gift especially because my husband is limited in his English. It's great! I don't have to translate and he is a 'man of few words' so it gets him talking." —Crystal Rojas

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

14. A pack of ultra-moisturizing face masks formulated with mineral-rich Icelandic water and a perfect mix of vitamins to help them get the bright and clean skin of their dreams.

A pack of the Iceland mask sheet set.

Promising review: "Feels so moisturizing! And the smells are not overwhelming. I have used a lot of sheet masks and these definitely have the quality of the much more expensive brands." —micaela c.

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $8.38+ (available in three packs).

15. A wireless charging pad that'll work with their iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, X, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, S10+, S9, AirPods Pro, and a variety of other devices — all they have to do is place their device down on it!


Promising review: "This is my favorite phone charger that I have ever used! It is so convenient and easy to use. I love that it has a light on the bottom that comes on to let you know it is charging. This is great at night when you are trying to charge your phone in the dark. No more fumbling around trying to plug it in! The light goes off after a few seconds, so it doesn’t keep you awake. My phone charges just as fast as it does using the charger that came with it. I love this charger so much that I bought three more for family as Christmas gifts!" —Jessica Feltner

Get it from Amazon for $11.49+ (available in three colors).

16. A durable enamel pin to express how we're all probably feeling right now.

The Super Emo Chili Spilly Enamel Pi.
SuperEmoFriends on Etsy

Get it from SuperEmoFriends on Etsy for $10.

17. A dishwasher-safe french fry holder that's made to fit into their cup holder — finally!! A way to devour every last french fry without having to dig through the bag or lose a man to the floor of their vehicle.

The French fry holder placed in the cupholder of a car.

Promising review: "I don't know how I ever lived without this product. Prior to obtaining this multi-purpose universal car french fry holder, my vehicle was a salty potato graveyard." —Chris Beckering

Get it from Amazon for $9.95. There's also a great holder for their dipping sauces.

18. A festive and customized silly straw perfect for your next virtual happy hour.

The Custom Name Straw in green.
Sip Hip Hooray on Etsy

The standard turnaround time is three weeks from the date you order to having them 'in-hand'. If you need your straws faster, there are options that you can work through with the Etsy shop.

Get it from Sip Hip Hooray on Etsy for $13.04+ (available in up to 10 letters and in nine colors).

19. A 100-page blank cookbook with space for all your recipes so you can share all those family staples they love but that only you seem to know how to make.

Promising review: "We searched for three months in bookstores, upscale kitchen stores, Walmart, Amazon, literally everywhere for a big blank cookbook. All of the options were too small, too plain, too get the picture. But one day, this book just graced us in our search, and we couldn't be happier. P.S.: that's a great recipe. ;)" —Andrew Ewing

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

20. A gorgeous 20-piece set of hair barrettes perfect for giving to your most stylish friend or breaking up and giving to a bunch of stylish friends.


Promising review: "These barrettes are the cutest thing! Which one to wear? I've already given a gift of one to friends. So much fun to share. They are even prettier in person! With COVID-19, it's a beautiful way to keep hair out of your eyes and have fun too!" —Barbara T. Polce

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sets).

21. A customized Disney World name tag so you can bring the magical world into your home — no travel required.

Two customized Disney World name tags with the names Sammy and Julianne and their locations.
Childish Antics on Etsy

Get it from Childish Antics on Etsy for $12+ (available in three options).

22. A totally blank 110-page comic book, so they can create the adventure and heroes all on their own.

The Blank Comic Book.

Promising review: "My 9-year-old son has started writing his own comics — he has loved this book for giving some format to his stories! I love it because it allows me to find his creativity in a book, instead of random pages scattered throughout our house!" —KRR

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 and get some sketching pencils to get them started.

23. A bottle of the yummiest Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce, because we all know that one person who just loves hot sauce a little too much — it's you, you're that one person.

A person pouring a bottle of Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce.

Promising review: "I've been using Aardvark for quite some time and it's still one of my favorite sauces. At any given time I have three to five hot sauces in my fridge and this one always hits the spot. This sauce has replaced Sriracha for me. Don't get me wrong, I'll always use Sriracha for pho or most Asian foods. This sauce is just great on EVERYTHING (pizza, meats, eggs, fried rice). It's a bargain for the price and the amount you get. It tastes very similar to the Hot One's sauce at a fraction of the price. I've become desensitized to the spice so it might be a bit 'hot' for some, but if you like spicy foods/sauces definitely give this one a try." —Mikey

Get two (meaning, maybe they can be gifts for two people) bottles from Amazon for $14.99.

24. A handy little popcorn maker so they have the perfect snack every time you guys decide to plop down and watch a movie from the comfort of your sofa.

Three of the Colonel Poppers filled with popcorn.

Promising review: "IT WORKS and it works great. I use regular store brand yellow popcorn. My microwave is rated at 1,200 watts with a glass turntable. It's average. I measure 1/4 cup of popcorn, dump it in the popcorn maker then set the top on and let it slide down to the ridge where it stops. Set the popper in the microwave set the timer for three minutes and when the popping sound almost stops I cancel the microwave. At that time I lift the lid and add a couple of dollops of butter then leave the lid on to melt the butter. Then I remove the lid and sprinkle the popcorn with garlic salt and powdered cheese. I toss the popcorn in the popper to mix the ingredients and use the popcorn maker as a serving bowl. I love this thing. It's very easy to use and cleans up with soapy water." —Bruce A

Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in six colors). And if you wanna get really generous, considering adding on some popcorn and flavored salts!

25. A very accurate vinyl sticker — it's as if it was copied-and-pasted straight from every conversation you two have ever had.

A text message vinyl sticker that reads, "Hold on. Sorry! I see a dog."
Anthem Sticker Company on Etsy

Get it from Anthem Sticker Company on Etsy for $3.50.

26. A beautiful pink quartz bath bomb perfect for giving them a little at-home relaxation.

The Geode Bath Bombs.
Shop Simply AC on Etsy

Get it from Shop Simply AC on Etsy for $12.95+ (available in two sizes).

27. A spiteful, non-wobbling, totally sanitized Latte Larry mug so they can enjoy a perfectly hot cup of coffee with their scone.

The Latte Larry's mug.
Haase Unlimited on Etsy

Get it from Haase Unlimited on Etsy for $14.95.

28. A classic 1,000+ piece jewelry making kit filled with so many awesome beads, strings, and charms in the traditional neon colors we all grew up with and that they'll love.

The kit is filled with enough supplies to make up to 40 pieces of jewelry — 216 alphabet beads, 84 alphabet charms, 500 colorful accent beads, seed beads, 10-star beads, four wax beading cord skeins, three satin cord skeins, elastic cording, a carabiner clip, a plastic keyring, and easy-to-follow instructions.

Promising review: "Thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, we have a 4-year-old to entertain ALL THE TIME!!! This bracelet set helped a LOT. My LO was almost addicted to it. We had to literally hide it to get her to stop...and stop driving us crazy. There are two thicknesses of string. Some of the beads are too small for the thicker strings. Other than that pretty good set." —AC

Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in five kits).

29. An elegant and glittering pair of rose gold earrings that'll make a great gift — a great gift for them or you!

The rose gold druzy earrings.
Flustered Accessories on Etsy

Get it from Flustered Accessories on Etsy for $5+ (available in two sizes and styles).

30. A very handy Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat Sheet Set filled with so much useful information — like, cooking times and liquid ratios — so they can make their favorite Instant Pot recipes even easier than before.

The Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat Sheet Set.

Promising review: "This certainly is a handy, organized way to check Instant Pot cooking references for various foods. The highlighted portions are a little bit too shaded to easily see the print beneath but overall is well thought out. The item came quickly, well-packaged. Didn't even know this type thing existed." —mew

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sets).

31. A genius little Aquapaw slow treat-dispensing mat so you can distract your pup while you clean 'em up — it easily sticks to any smooth service (like your shower tiles) and you just fill it with some PB.


Promising review: "We have a 30-pound lab mix rescue who hates water. Usually, she shakes and tries to escape the bathtub. With this product, she got distracted and stayed in place. We put peanut butter in it and froze it so that it would take longer. Having the nubs helps slow her down too. It stayed in place on our tub with the suctions. Basic product but works great." —book nerd

Get it from Amazon for $10.95. Plus you can throw in some Buddy Budder, specially made peanut butter for your furry friend.

32. A helpful copy of How Not to Kill Your Houseplant filled with the survival tips their favorite leafy friend needs to stay alive.


Promising review: "Really great guide to houseplants. I am an experienced outdoor vegetable gardener, who has never had much success with houseplants. The only one I've ever been able to keep alive is George, my un-killable Aspidistra (Iron Plant). Thanks to this book and the more detailed, but less cute, book Practical Houseplants I now have a little forest of air cleaning plants, succulents, retro '70s plants (rubber plant and Swiss cheese plant), and even two indoor banana trees — all healthy and happy. Even George is happier than ever, with new leaves." —Jo

Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

33. And while we're at it, adorable brass plant decoration so they can dress up their favorite greenery.

The Plant Animal Decoration in a sloth shape.
Another Studio on Etsy

Get it from Another Studio on Etsy for $8.33 (available in 13 designs).

34. A linen pillow cover that immortalizes one of the greatest moments in TV history and that they'll use to rest their head on while they rewatch The Office for the 782nd time this week.

The linen pillow cover that reads, "Dwight, you ignorant slut."

Promising review: "By far the greatest pillow cover to ever exist. If Jesus needed a pillow cover, it would be this pillow. The Dalai Lama would murder for this pillow cover." —Matt Wood

Get the cover and get the pillow to fill it with for $8.99 each from Amazon.

35. A desktop Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy. Hi. I'm Elena, President and CEO of Elena's Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy Emporium and Warehouse. Thanks to a shipping error, I am now currently overstocked on Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guys and I'm passing the savings on to yoooou!

A Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy.

Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the nine-volt battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I had a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner

Get it from Amazon for $7.99. You might also want to throw in this very helpful book filled with life lessons.

36. A pair of copper-infused arch supports for dealing with swelling and giving you an increase in circulation, while also helping with arch and heel issues by lifting the plantar fascia tissue.

A pair of bare feet wearing the arch support bands.

Promising review: "I put these on after they came in the mail, wore them for about an hour, then as I was resting on the couch, I fell into the kind of deep sleep that one only dreams of. This was the most epic, most restorative nap I can remember. The kind of nap Joey Tribbiani and Ross Geller had in Friends. I am kinda afraid to take them off now. I wear them with my flip-flops, under my socks in tennis shoes, and to bed. My feet feel great. As for whether or not they contributed to my most perfect nap, I don't know for sure, but I'm rolling with it." —Texas Sandra Dee

Get it from Amazon for $10.14.

37. A durable but lightweight pair of gloves to protect their fingers from cuts, scrapes, and just general clumsiness.

A person cutting a fish while wearing the no-cut gloves.

Promising review: "My wonderful wife frequently uses a mandolin in the kitchen. Sometimes, I believe she thinks she's on Top Chef or Chopped. When she gets into julienning, I'm just waiting with car keys in hand to take her to the ER. So, as a proactive measure, I purchased these. They are quite comfortable. They stretch with excellent elasticity. She loves them, and I feel more comfortable that she is wearing something that can protect her. She has used these gloves dozens of times. Not a single issue, and she has washed them with the kitchen towels. No problem." —Jon

Get them from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S-XL) and check out our in-depth review of these bad boys.

38. A pack of thick and cozy wool blend socks that come beautifully packaged so they're easy to gift — but they're also individually bundled so you could separate the set and gift to multiple people.


Promising review: "These socks are so comfortable and durable. Wish I could get thinner ones for spring and summer." —April Leyden

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in five colors).

39. A cast-iron skillet so they can make so many delicious dishes just like their favorite restaurants.

The cast iron skillet with cooked salmon.

Promising review: "Lodge cast-iron pans are the best. My only regret is that I bought it for a man who didn't deserve it. The good thing? It'll last forever, so unless he throws it out or gives it away he'll have a life-long reminder of what he lost!" —Carrie N

Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in nine sizes and with a cover). And if you want to be super generous pick up some accessories to help them cook up a storm with their new cast iron, like a silicone handle, a pan scraper, cast iron oil, and a stainless steel cleaner.

40. A smooth mulberry silk eye mask complete with a gel bead insert that can be stored in the fridge and then used to give a generous cool feeling — plus, it might just help with those puffy eyes.

The mulberry silk eye mask which reads. "Leave me alone."

Promising review: "I have puffy eyes, no idea where they came from. Well, maybe from the chemo/radiation, I don't know. I do know I hate wearing my contacts because I feel like I look so old. I am always on a search for something to help my eyes. I found this eye mask that can be used in the freezer. First, I tried putting it on my eyes directly, a big mistake! Ouch. The product comes with a black silky eye cover, so I just put that over my eyes and then put on the cold gel pack. Much better! The black mask helps keep your eyes chilled but not so intensively as without. I actually had been wanting to find a light-out mask because my room can get so bright from the outside light, (darkness doesn't exist in Alaska on a summer night), so the mask has been great for that. I love the relaxing and soothing feeling of the cold on my eyes and cheeks while I sleep. The silk is made of natural protein fibers and it isn't rough on my face at all. It also has amino acid in it that is said to help absorb the water puffiness in the skin." —Jami-1982

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in nine designs).

41. A spiral-bound collection of the best New York Times crosswords, because it's their favorite way to spend a Saturday morning.

The New York Times Crosswords book.

Promising review: "Best Christmas gift my dad ever received. About five years ago, my dad randomly asked if I could stop by the bookstore and see if there were any 'New York Times crossword books, but only the Mondays (because they're the easiest)!' My bookstore trip was unsuccessful, so imagine my surprise when I saw that this book DID exist! My dad, who is impossible to buy gifts for, is blowing through this book and back on his crossword game! He's already bought the Tuesday book." —Lauren

Get it from Amazon for $11.69 (also available for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — but they get harder as the week goes on, FYI). And if you want, give the gift of custom pencils — unless they're bold enough to do the puzzle in pen.

42. A gorgeous bamboo matcha set complete with a whisk (chasen), traditional scoop (chashaku), and teaspoon.

The matcha set.

Promising review: "I love this little bamboo set! Very well made and nicely boxed. Makes my matcha latte simple. I give these as gifts all the time as a way of introducing the benefits of matcha to my friends and family." —Soozie

Get it from Amazon for $12.99. And if you want to be super generous throw in some yummy matcha.

43. A bottle of sweet and slightly spicy Mike's Hot Honey that they're really going to want to have on hand year-round.

Someone pouring Mike's Hot Honey onto a pizza.

Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A delicious!" —Sleeps in Rain

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

44. A pack of 45 velvet scrunchies — one for every day of this upcoming holiday season.


Promising review: "These scrunchies are awesome! They’re so soft and I was surprised at the good quality of the elastic. I wasn’t expecting much but these are definitely a step-up. I have wavy/curly hair about medium thickness, and two wraparounds was enough for a firm hold. Not too tight but also it doesn’t feel like it’s going to slip off. It also works great as a bracelet — you could literally match them with any outfit because of the variety of colors. A great value buy when stores are selling three scrunchies for the same price!" —X.E.

Get them from Amazon for $9.55.

45. A cool AF Paint By Sticker book filled with 12 legendary masterpieces that they get to bring to life using stickers!

Paint by Sticker Masterpieces.

Promising review: "I love coloring, but the whole adult-coloring-books scene was really of no interest to me. When I saw that they now make paint-by-sticker books, I was really interested in trying one out. I have an art history background so when I saw this book I bought it instantly. I have found myself getting lost in doing the works of art. It's fun to do and easy. The price is such a great deal. Beautiful colors and detail. I really hope they come out with more art masterpiece books since I am almost done with this one." —MamaUnicorn

Get it from Amazon for $9.11 (also available in travel- and painting-themed versions).

46. A Golden Girls dishwasher magnet designed so Blanche or Rose can let them know if their dishes have been cleaned or not — wouldn't want to accidentally eat today's cheesecake off of the plate their roommate licked clean last night.

A close up of the magnet.
The Snark Remark on Etsy

Get it from The Snark Remark on Etsy for $7.95.

47. An awesome magnetic travel chess set, because it's time to put the Candy Crush down and play a game with an actual IRL human.


Promising review: "This is a nice little travel chess set. While the pieces are plastic, they are not overly cheap quality. The magnets adhere well to the board and will stay in place with the board tipped 90 degrees. The pieces contain nice detail with colors accurate with what's in the product image." —Scott

Get it from Amazon for $13.83.

48. A sewing kit sticker. Look, if they grew up in a house like mine then chances are they had tins just like these filled with all the supplies to mend any fabric and NOT a single freakin' cookie. Honestly, I don't even think the cookies ever existed — it was all, like the sticker says, mentiras (which means lies in Spanish)!

A hand holding a few of the Mentiras blue cookie tin sticker.
Fanesha Fabre Art on Etsy

Get it from Fanesha Fabre Art on Etsy for $1.60. There's also an AWESOME tin of this same design.

49. A stainless-steel bottle sealer designed with a built-up pressure pump, because buying them the bottle of bubbly isn't exactly in the budget.

The Champagne Stopper.

Promising review: "Loved this product. So easy to use. Everything is in one — no plug with pump. It stays on and keeps the bubbles in champagne and all carbonated wines. It does not pop off or leak if you lay the bottle back on its side in the refrigerator. It's metal and very strong. Love that you just need to pump the top to take out the air. Great for picnics and BYOBs. Plus it DOES NOT LEAK!" —C. Glidden

Get the bottle sealer from Amazon for $10.97.

50. A 52-week gratitude journal filled with prompts and space so they can write out everything they're thankful for — because sometimes we're so focused on what we don't have that we forget about everything we do have.

The gratitude journal on a desk.

Promising reviews: "Just started using this journal after being in a bit of a funk at the start of this year. I researched so many different journals but this was the only one that I felt was simple, didn't make too many 'demands' on my time, was straightforward, and was exactly what I was looking for. It's a simple concept and I've only been doing it for a week but I find myself looking for things to be thankful for, find myself adding lines below the three provided and writing in the margins...all because I want to!" —silkeymilkey

Get it from Amazon for $6.99. If you want to get really fancy include a beautiful set of pens.

51. A fantastic indoor/outdoor sticker, because today's kids will never understand.

The sticker, which reads "When I was your age the internet went Skawee Rewerrt," placed on a laptop.
Inappropriate Raven on Etsy

Get it from Inappropriate Raven on Etsy for $5+ (available in four sizes and with two backgrounds).

52. A compression eye mask that's great for anyone who suffers from headaches, migraines, sinus pain...or who just needs to relax.

 A person wearing the Compression Pain Relief Mask while they sleep.

Promising review: "Two years ago I bought one for myself — best eye mask I ever had. Love, love the cool feeling and the beads that form to your face, giving you complete darkness. Then I bought some as Christmas gifts. Just recently my sister-in-law asked where I bought it — she needed another one and settling for others she found wasn't cutting it. After two years the elastic band has stretched some but I have my next one bought and waiting. Oh, and I bought my husband one this past Christmas so he would stop stealing mine." —Julie

Get it from Amazon for $13.54.

53. A delicious box of British treats filled with 10 of the top-selling Cadbury British chocolate bars that they may or may not eat in one sitting.

A box of British treats.

Promising review: "Yooooo these British people know what's up! Dat Double Decker doe 😱😱😱 But seriously, these candy bars are amazing! I had my doubts about the Picnic bar but it's really, really good. Personal favorite so far (still two I haven't eaten yet) was the Starbar. Peanut butter, caramel, rice crispy pieces, chocolate... What's not to love, really? Why the heck don't they sell these in America dammit?! I threw mine in the fridge as soon as I got them. I pull one out about a couple of minutes before I eat it, so it's still cool and doesn't melt all over the place. Works great. This chocolate really does MELT on contact with just about anything that's not refrigerated. Be forewarned, don't eat ANY of these candy bars while wearing white. But also keep it in mind when taking bites. Smaller bites are better. Otherwise, you might find yourself with a huge mouthful of semi-melted chocolate and nougat, trying not to drool. Er, that might potentially happen to someone other than me." —So & So So & So

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in a bag or box). You can also get a small tub filled with snack-sized treats.

54. A cushy Dwight Claw slim can hugger perfect for keeping their favorite beet seltzer cold and protected from all the ignorant sluts.

The Dwight Claw slim can hugger.
Sip Hip Hooray on Etsy

Get it from Sip Hip Hooray on Etsy for $9.99.

55. A delicious little cookbook filled with the pun-filled recipes they've always wanted to try.

The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers.

Promising review: "This cookbook is better than it has any right to beef. It's not only a gouda read, but it has egg-celent recipes. It's a great topic piece at patties, too. Make sure you pickle this up, you'll relish it for years to cumin." —David

"Drunk Purchase. No regrets." —Julian Rodriguez

Get it from Amazon for $14.59. Also, check out this cute recipe box.

56. A pair of cozy socks that'll be perfect for the next time they position themselves on the edge of their seat to see whether or not anyone is going to listen to Dr. Bailey when she's explaining her own health issues.

The socks which read, "Please do not disturb, Grey's Anatomy is on." on the soles.

Promising review: "My daughter loves these just as much as she loves the show! Very soft material and they wash well! She puts them on every Thursday to watch the latest episode." —Kerry S.

Get them from Amazon for $7.98 (available in seven colors).

57. A cool kit to help them build their own video game using physical and digital tools — they can use the included game board and 320 blocks to build out game rooms and characters, then use the app to scan their creation and learn to code the game.


Promising review: "This is so much more than the board game you purchase. The board is just the beginning! My 10-year-old son absolutely loves this. He makes his very own video games to play and share. He likes the fact that he can create his own characters, his own levels, and tell his own story. He is on the sixth edition of one of his games and each and every game is better than the last. It encourages him to get in touch with his creative self and develop his storytelling abilities. As a parent, I don't have to monitor or limit his time because every minute engages him." —Kristen Keyser

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

58. A sterling silver elephant migration ring they'll never forget to put on.

The Elephant Migration Ring.

Promising review: "Absolutely perfect. It's well made, fits true-to-size, and has clear details that make sure the elephants can be seen. It's quite lovely. I got it for myself but it'd make a really nice gift for anyone. I'd even say a man or a woman." —Shoe_Girl

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes 4-12).

59. A pocket-sized drawing journal filled with 642 prompts to help bring out their inner artist.

642 Tiny Things To Draw.

Promising review: "Bought this for my very artistic 13-year-old daughter. She's forever asking, 'What should I draw?' I crossed my fingers when I ordered this, as we've tried many other books to inspire her that didn't. When I gave it to her, I was expecting a lukewarm response. However, as she thumbed through the book, she started giggling and smiling and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I even got a spontaneous hug. She ran to the door when her dad got home to show him the book. And I think that the 642 options may just keep her inspired for a few weeks! ;) Any book that can charm a 13-year-old girl is a keeper in my mind!" —Fascinated viewer

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

60. An enamel Stabby Crab pin imma just leave right here for you to consider.

A person holding the enamel Stabby Crab pin.
Ghost Barn on Etsy

Get it from Ghost Barn on Etsy for $12.50.

61. A pair of Jane Austen socks they can wear while they're whisked away on one of the many journeys her books takes them on.

The Jane Austen socks.

Promising review: "I adore Jane Austen and I just wanted a little treat to remind me of her, so I bought these. I get lots of compliments on them and they are so soft. The colors are very rich, I love that about them. These are wonderful for any Janeite looking to bring more Austen into his or her life." —Brittany & Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in two colors).

62. An elegant pair of star-studded earrings they can wear as they walk down the red carpet — also known as the aisles of Target.


Promising review: "If you want some sensational sparkle for a few dollars, these earrings fit the bill. They are comfy and lightweight and look far more expensive than they are. I’ve been wearing them for the holidays and receive compliments every time I have them on." —Susan CB

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in silver and gold).

63. A reusable makeup-removing cloth, because getting rid of all the excess makeup every night is a chore but this will help make it easier, no matter where they are — they just need water!

The makeup remover cloth in pink.

Promising review: "I cannot believe it! Every once in a while you buy something that actually lives up to its promises! This super-soft little face towel takes off makeup, including stubborn eye makeup, in a couple of swipes without scrubbing at all. I don't know what makes it so effective; maybe it's made of millions of tiny little hands! but I am very impressed." —Donna Montalbano

Check out our top picks for the makeup removers for every budget on BuzzFeed Reviews.

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

64. A set of The Office outlet stickers, because as the assistant [to the] regional manager it's important for them to have these in their home.

The Electric Sticker Co on Etsy

Get them from The Electric Sticker Co on Etsy for $4.79 each or $14.99 for all four.

65. A set of super cute stud earrings with enough pairs for nearly everyone on your list with pierced ears.


Promising review: "Every one of these earrings is the stud type with the backing that hangs behind your earlobe. They are SUPER brilliant, color is beautiful, and they don't look cheap. I will say it takes some practice to get them in. I would buy these for a gift in a heartbeat." —Jenny

Get the nine-pair set from Amazon for $12.99.

66. An intelligence boosting Jeopardy trivia book to help show off their endless knowledge of random information and an awesome Alex Trebek doll to celebrate the man we were always happy to welcome into our homes.


Get the trivia book for $8 and the Funko doll for $14.90 (available with and without the mustache) from Amazon. And if you really wanna make a gift set out of it, check out this awesome T-shirt.

67. A six-drawer tea organizer designed to fit 15 tea bags in each drawer — gone are the days of loose tea bags scattered throughout their drawers and cabinets.

The six drawer tea bag holder.

Promising review: "I just slide it in and out of a cabinet when I needed a teabag. The product is very sturdy, it can be used with or without the feet on the bottom, you could mix it up and put two types of tea in each drawer, allowing it to hold 12 different types of tea, and it's small so it will fit in small cabinets or countertop areas. The only thing I find annoying is that a drawer will not hold an entire box of most standard types of tea (Kroger brand, Tazo, Stash) and there is no different-sized drawer for oddball-sized tea bags. Overall, though, I am very happy with my purchase. For me, it saves me a bunch of space in my cabinet and I was able to throw out all those excess tea boxes that were going everywhere." —SmartBuyer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five options) and get them a yummy box of tea too.

No money, no problem! Especially with these gifts!

Michael Patrick King Productions

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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