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28 Perfect Gifts For The Germaphobe In Your Life

Besides a hermetically sealed bubble. The products in this post were updated in April 2018.

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1. A rubber tap for when you have to sip from a bathroom sink because desperate times.

Guess it's rude to clean someone's bathroom before you brush your teeth in it.

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

2. A travel mug you don't have to share with anyone — or their germs.

Already labeled for strictly your consumption.

Get it from CafePress for $15.95.

3. A set of travel utensils you know are clean.

No more inspecting forks under barely-there restaurant mood lighting.

Get them from Pottery Barn Kids for $8.50. / Available in five colors.

4. A side-sleeping pillow that's designed to be mold-, allergen-, and germ-free.

Get it from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $59.99+.

5. A bottle of hand soap that says exactly what's on your mind when someone reaches in for a handshake.

Get it from Amazon for $10.01. Also available in a hand sanitizer.

6. A traveling sheet perfect for anyone who is grossed out by hotel linens.

It velcros into the perfect cocoon.

Get it from Amazon for $26.67+. Available in eight colors, two sizes.

7. A touchscreen cleaner that erases unsightly smudges from your precious devices.

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

8. Or a two-in-one phone charger and sanitizer that'll clean your disgusting phone.

How disgusting is it? Extremely.

Get it from Amazon for $49.99+. / Available in several colors.

9. A trash can with dedicated compartments for food waste, general waste, and recyclables.


Trash will stink, but it'll stink less in this contraption.

Get it from Amazon for $189.99+ or Fab for $250. / Available in three colors.

10. A set of microbe plushies that are ~contagiously~ fun.

This box includes bird flu, toxic mold, and a brain-eating amoeba!

Get a box of five from Amazon for $22.95.

Check out all the available gift box assortments here.

11. A set of flatware that doesn't touch the table so it stays clean AF.

Get it from I Love Handles for $24.99+.

12. A fruity dog toy that's coated in antimicrobial material to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and fungi.

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $8.99.

13. A stay-clean dish scrubber that one-ups your OG sponge.

Its non-porous surface dries fast and is home to 5,000 tiny scrubbing bristles.

Get it from Amazon for $7.15 or Crate & Barrel for $7.95. / Available in three colors.

14. A sponge holder with draining and open ventilation to keep your sponge clean as long as possible.

It holds two sponges AND is dishwasher safe!

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

15. An automatic soap dispenser that lets you lather up without touching anything.

Perfect for when you're in the middle of baking and your hands are covered in egg and batter.

Get it from Amazon for $14.89.

16. A fun book about germs for anyone who wants to learn more and has a ~healthy~ sense of humor.

Get it from Amazon for $5.24+, Barnes & Noble for $12.51+, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

17. A straw-cleaning kit for getting the gook out of miscellaneous drinking products.

The durable, food-grade bristles will give your reusable straws the deepest clean.

Get it from Amazon for $4.64.

18. A UV-light towel dryer so you won't have to wipe your clean paws on a damp, foul-smelling towel.

Half your budget is going to disposable hand towels, anyway.

Get it from Japan Trend Shop for $113.

19. A set of cup covers to keep lint, dead skin, and other unmentionables out of your beverage.

Feel safe leaving your mug on a table and walking across the room!

Get them from Amazon for $7.99+. / Available in five styles.

20. A bottle that not only filters your water but also removes 99.9999% of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.

You can even feel good about filling it right from a stream.

Get it from Amazon for $59.95+. / Available in four colors.

21. An anti-dust face mask for wearing in public at all times.

I'm sick. ::cough, cough::

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+. / Available in four styles.

22. A container of cleaning goo for getting crumbs and dust out of your device keyboards.

It gets in crevices that you can't.

Get it from Amazon for $14.14.

23. A plug-in odor reducer that scrubs your indoor air from cigarette smoke, wet dog, roasted brussel sprouts, and more.

It'll at least create the olfactory illusion of cleaner air.

Get it from Amazon for $32.47.

24. A compact kit of all the things you require when nature screams and you deign to use a Starbucks bathroom.

Includes latex gloves, a toilet-seat cover, and two (essential) antiseptic wipes.

Get it from Amazon for $5.37.

25. A pack of VR masks to keep others' sweat and skin germs off of your own damn face.

"Wanna try this cool VR experience?" "Wanna try my cool sanitary masks?"

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

26. A personal-serving ice-cream maker so you don't have to worry about others' errant scooping.

Now you can flaunt your ~on-trend~ Thai-style ice-cream rolls on Instagram.

Get it from Amazon for $38.47+. / Available in two colors.

27. A portable toothbrush sanitizer built to kill up to 99% of bacteria in just seven minutes.

Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

28. And an eight-pack of travel-size Purell bottles for the stockings of every person you know.

The gift of cleanliness is the best gift of all.

Get the pack from Amazon for $10/99.

Because no one wants a cold for Christmas.


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

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