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42 Gifts That Are As Beautiful As They Are Useful

Now they can use their wireless earbuds and under-eye masks while they get out some stuff in their "Burn After Writing" journal.

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1. A copy of Burn After Writing, a guided journal they've probably eyed on TikTok. It urges journal owners to express and explore their feelings away from screen. And then, WELL, they can burn it after writing. Which is just fun. 

Promising review: "I first saw this book on TikTok and decided to look more into it. I purchased four total because I know some people holding onto things that are difficult to let go of. It’s a great way to look at things from a different perspective and truly hold yourself accountable to different things in your life. I love what it stands for and I look forward to when I burn mine after I’m done. Self love, self care, and meditation for a better state of mind tomorrow is always the goal. I definitely recommend it to those susceptible to change and the willingness to try things different. You’re so much more than what’s been done to you and someone’s inability to see your worth does not decrease your value. Choose you for a change." —Brent Helm

Get it from Amazon for $7

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

2. A marble AirPods case in a range of gorgeous colors that'll also dispel the mystery of whose is whose in your household. It's really pretty. Do you agree?

hand holding airpods case in marble print

3. Or if they've been holding out on splurge-y AirPods (same, tbh), a set of affordable, highly popular wireless Bluetooth earbuds that are pretty, just so happen to be fully waterproof, come with several sizes of earbuds so they'll get a comfy fit. AND I just so happened to buy some of these for myself. 

These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for four-plus hours with each full charge). 

Promising review: "Best decision! These are the greatest headphones ever! I saw them on TikTok months ago and added them to my wishlist. I got a new phone that doesn't have the headphone port so I decided it was time to finally buy them. They are amazing and I probably won't ever take them out of my ears! 😂" —Katlyn D Arnold

Get it from Amazon $19.99+ (get this price by clipping the 30% off coupon on the product page; available in five colors).

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

4. Some super soothing eye patches I personally use and love. They're great for travel and when I use them at home I pop them in the fridge for a few minutes before I use them.

the eye patches

5. A geometric tray they can use to elegantly park the day's jewelry so it doesn't get lost in between walking in the door and putting away everything from the day.

tray with rose gold accents and mirrored bottom

6. A flannel-scented candle as a seasonal delight to make your host's home feel so warm and cozy (even on the day after the party when they've gotta clean up). 

lit candle on counter
Amazon Handmade

Sweet Water Decor is a woman-owned small business based in Pittsburgh making candles and other home goods. Each candle is hand-poured using American-grown soy wax.

Promising review: "Smells amazing and they even sent me a little tea light of a new scent to try. I love the natural ingredients, no headache from this candle, just a great scent! Can’t wait to order some more for the holidays!" —CARAND

Get it from Amazon Handmade for $24

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

7. A rechargeable lighter for the candle fiend who also can't get enough gadgets (two things can be the truth at once!). Lighter fluid? I don't know her.

8. And a candle wick trimmer to keep that luxury candle in tip-top shape to make it last.

rose gold wick trimmer used on a candle

9. A plug-in color-shifting mushroom light whose IG aesthetic is extremely cottagecore...and they're also extremely clumsy. Could def come in use en route to the bathroom in the middle of the night!

Reviewer holding white plug with pastel mushrooms and leaves blooming out of it
The mushrooms lit up in the dark

Check out a TikTok of the mushroom nightlight in action. 

Promising review: "I LOVE this night-light. It's in my bathroom and is a lovely addition. It turns off the second the lights go on, which is nice because I don't have to worry about accidentally leaving it on. Super cute and the little itty-bitty lighting element does a good job lighting, just enough so I don't have to turn the main lights on in the middle of the night." —1Thand

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $6.48

10. A 10-pack of leather wire wraps for the most organized folks you know. Also, these are going to look sooo much more expensive than what they cost ya'.

open notebook with the simple ties wrapped around ear bud cords

11. A picturesque Bundt cake pan to produce the most ~magical~ powdered sugar-dusted forest.

12. An Always Pan that comes with a nonstick surface, vented top, mesh basket for steaming, and high-quality spoon that hooks onto the handle — they'll wanna leave it out on their stovetop for ~aesthetics~ but also because they'll use it all the time. I leave mine out all the time for both reasons!

13. A set of storage scrunchies that'll help them skip bringing along a bag and just keeping the necessities at their wrist. 

lip balm, pins, and other small items inside a reviewer's blue velvet scrunchie with zipper closure
the scrunchie on reviewer's wrist

See them in action on TikTok here!

Promising review: "BUY IT! You won't regret it. Honestly, this is the coolest thing I’ve bought on Amazon. I hate purses, so being able to stash my money, lip gloss and my car key in my scrunchie is a GAME CHANGER! 10/10 would recommend. Also, the elastic is super strong, so no droopy ponytails, even with all my little items inside!" —Aubree T

"These are brilliant. Very nice quality!! I will buy them again and again!!" —Rebekah

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two color combinations).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

14. A lotus incense burner they'll put to use by finally wafting their way through that bundle of incense sticks you found at that boutique for a steal.

15. An enchanting glass essential oil diffuser and humidifier to help scent their space and fight of winter indoor dryness. 

a bulb shaped glass oil diffuser with purple and blue firework-esque lighting effects
the same type of diffuser but showing green and blue lighting and putting out a ton of mist at the top

Check out a TikTok of the diffuser in action.  

Promising reviews: "It’s beautiful!! Best oil diffuser I’ve ever had. Everyone is asking me where I got it at. Gives off a lot of mist, makes my whole room smell wonderful, and it’s a great conversation piece. Highly recommend it." —Danielle Martinez

Get it from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in seven styles).

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

16. Copper utensils to help set them up for success when it comes to actually sticking by their annual New Year's resolution of getting in the kitchen more often.

various kitchen utensils

17. A rose quartz massager and roller perfect for giving themselves a pampering face massage with their holy grail face oil.

both of the massagers in the box

18. A dashing cocktail book packed with delicious recipes and beautiful illustrations that'll help 'em learn how to whip up some fancy drinks at home. Think of all the money saved!!!

19. A flock of bird cocktail glasses in case your gift recipient really goes all out when hosting (or is always mixing up all sorts of delish cocktails and sharing them with social media).

martini type glass with the body of the glass shaped like a bird and the opening to drink at the tip of the tail

20. A keyboard cover as some insurance for anyone who's always sipping coffee at the computer.

colorful keyboard cover on a mac laptop

21. Some minimalist magnetic bookmarks that'll look dang good on the page while being a bit gentler on the page than other metal or plastic bookmarks.

open book with two of the slim bookmarks on the page

22. A jute basket large enough to help corral kids' toys or dirty clothes.

the jute basket with dirty clothes in it

23. A cuticle oil that'll do their personal beauty counter, cuticles, and skin good.

24. A gorgeous velvet headband for an easy accent on those days when their hair's a day too dirty but they couldn't resist the appeal of the snooze button.

25. A tweezer keychain made for babes with long talons who've still gotta use their credit cards. This'll help them pull their card in and out as needed, and let them get on with their day.

person using a pair of tweezers on a keychain to pull a credit card in and out of a parking meter

26. A five-pack of washable mesh shopping totes for a très chic solution to them always having to pay for a plastic bag. I own one and can vouch that these beauts ball up into very little space but have some Mary Poppins-like capabilities.

27. A snazzy bottle opener because you used their poor excuse for a bottle opener at their last party and it wasn't pretty.

bottle opener that looks like a gilded beetle

28. A scratch-off world map they can use to plan their next trip and satisfyingly scratch off their bucket list countries. It'll look gorgeous on the wall and serve as some great inspo for saving up for that vacation instead of ordering from their fave neighborhood joint three times a week.

person scratching off map

29. A botanical shower curtain because perhaps they've tried and failed at caring for bathroom-friendly plants. (Relatable.)

floral and butterfly print shower curtain

30. A fashionable wrist watch they'll assume was on Oprah's faves for the year because it looks *that* fancy. (Psst, it wasn't.)


31. A scratch-off holographic notes set you two can use to leave lil' notes for each other.

person placing tic-tac-toe on one of the notes

32. A faux-fur throw blanket — it'll help cozy up any sitting spot.

faux fur blanket thrown over a chair

33. A 20-pack of snazzy hair clips to amp up a major case of bedhead or lend a hand for when those bangs they talked themselves into need to grow out.

various hair clips

34. A trio of glitzy ballpoint pens so it'll be so much easier for them to find a pen in their purse when they need one.

person writing with the metallic pen that has a giant fake diamond at the top

35. A six-pack of scarf scrunchies for a one-and-done task of putting up their hair and adding a glam touch even if they have to do some REAL math to figure out the last time they washed it.

36. An activity baby chair — they'll be sad to put it away once their baby has outgrown it.

light pink/gray soft chair with a try that has all sorts of soft things for a baby to play with

37. A splurge-y Caraway whistling tea kettle that you could also very well benefit from if you live together or are always over having a cup of tea. 

kettle on a kitchen counter

I own this beaut in the dark blue and it looks gorgeous sitting on my kitchen stovetop. As a French-press user who consumes a worrying amount of coffee, I use main daily and it seems to get whistling faster than other kettles I've had in the past. It's sturdy and sleek, and I can tell it's going to be a keeper for a *very* long time. 

Get it from Caraway for $195 (available in six colors).

Shipping info: Ground shipping usually takes between 2-4 business days to deliver once processed.