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    30 Gifts For The Person So Busy They Can't Even

    When they need an appointment just to make plans.

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    1. An all-in-one planner where they can puzzle together their days between work, play, down time, and those "meetings" they schedule with themselves.


    FYI, this was our mid-price pick for the best planner on BuzzFeed Reviews. Why? It's great for students and adults who want to align their personal and work lives, which is something we could *all* use.

    Get it from Amazon for $54 or from Day Designer for $49.

    If you're looking for a cheaper planner, check out the budget pick for BuzzFeed Reviews, which will run you $18.99 on Amazon. (It also includes helpful stickers!)

    2. A planner clip that'll help them keep their place and serve as a warning to all who may disturb their productivity.

    Estep Creations / Etsy

    Get it from Estep Creations on Etsy for $3 (also available in "Tired AF" and "I Can't Even").

    3. A super slim external battery as their backup when they're trying to finish typing up an email for class while on the bus and they're at 10%. Hell, buy them two! They're that useful.


    Has enough power to provide two charges to an iPhone 6s or at least one to a Galaxy S7. Includes the PowerCore 5000, travel pouch, Micro-USB cable, welcome guide, and 18-month warranty.

    Promising reviews: "I bought this during the height of the Pokemon Go release craze, and it worked great for keeping my phone alive so I could try and find something other than Pidgeys. I don't play anymore but it still works as a good life extender while on long flights between my two work offices." —Kim Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four colors).

    Also check out our top picks for the best portable chargers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    4. A holy grail Instant Pot to do all the cooking for them with dump-and-go dinners when they're off doing all the essential things they do.


    It works as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out a BuzzFeeder's review and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in three sizes).

    5. Or a microwave cookbook for those who'd kindly accept that brand-new IP, never unbox it, and then start using the box with the IP inside as a friggin' nightstand. (Hey, we all know that person!)


    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+.

    6. An egg cooker to help them easily get a nutritious breakfast on hurried mornings, add a lil' protein to a salad, or whip up an effortless omelette for a weeknight meal.


    Promising review: "This thing is NO JOKE the easiest thing I've ever used in my life. Pretty sure it's idiot proof. And I'm an idiot in the kitchen. I love hard-boiled eggs, but I'm the kind of cooking-illiterate person who can't even boil water right. So I bought this puppy, read the directions carefully, got 6 eggs, and in 15 minutes, the buzzer went off and VOILA! Hard boiled eggs! I put them all in a bowl of ice water right after the buzzer went off, just for a minute or two (That was a tip in the instructions). That really made the shells come off easily. In one piece even! It was a joy to make these! They were perfectly cooked, nice and yellow in the centers, tasted awesome. I'm gonna make a bunch more and use them as quick snacks. This appliance is so great and cheap! I couldn't believe how well it worked. It's really small and all the pieces are plastic or metal, but it works like a charm, so who cares! A+++++ Highly recommended." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19+ (available in five colors).

    7. Clay mask sticks they can more or less draw on the part of their face they want to address instead of dirtying their hands.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.90+ each or all three for $29.78.

    8. A delish coffee subscription delivered straight to their door so they never have to worry about (gulp) running out of the good stuff at home.

    This coffee-of-the-month club includes a bag of coffee, postcard detailing the deets of the beans, and roasting tips. You can choose between whole bean or ground, three bag sizes, and two roast types. Check out some BuzzFeeders' reviews of the subscription service.

    Get a three-month gift subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $55.

    9. A beverage cooler that'll turn whatever you pour into it *ice cold* in just one minute!


    This works on coffee, tea, booze, water. Whatever! Just as long as it's not carbonated, sorry about that LaCroix....

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    10. A press-and-go tea maker for the iced tea fiend who uses the stuff like fuel.


    Even better if it's sweet tea. I'm from the South. I get it.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99.

    11. A chic scrunchie that'll help them buy another day of dirty hair before they absolutely need to do a wash.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $8 or three for $12.

    12. And a *magical* dry shampoo — it can do wonders for buying them some extra time for some (much-needed) sleep. Or answering a dozen or so emails.

    It's cruelty-free, formulated without parabens and silicone. Also, it is a BuzzFeed staffer favorite. Seriously, people talk about it all the time.

    Get it from Sephora for $23.

    13. A water flosser in case they've mentioned a bad report from the dentist re: their flossing and use time as an excuse.


    These are also just great if you're lazy like me and are tired of getting fussed at during dentist visits. I have a crown on a front tooth (don't play soccer on parquet floors, kids!) that's tough to floss around and this thing gets IN THERE. Highly recommend.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.04+ (also available in black).

    BTW, this is the travel size (that I use at home) but you can get the regular size with a bigger water reservoir for $59.99.

    14. A robotic vacuum that'll hook up to Alexa for voice control and take care of some of the daily cleaning duties.


    Promising review: "This product exceeded my already high expectations. I should have bought this a long time ago. My old area rug is all fluffed up and looking new. Guys, it even sucked up a battery. I love it so much I named it Tiph and I can't wait to get home to it every day. Seriously, do yourself a favor and take the plunge. The price hurts a little but you'll be happy you purchased it." —KK

    Get it from Amazon for $279 or available with an Echo Dot for $308.99.

    15. A "chill pill" bath bomb in the event that they spend more time bathing than their standard two-minute shower. Maybe they'll even read a chapter of a book in the tub?!

    The Muddy Moose / Etsy

    Get it from The Muddy Moose on Etsy for $5.99 (available in three scents).

    If they need way more chill sessions, check out a 12-pack of bath bombs from Amazon for $24.80.

    16. And a ~chill~ enamel pin they can add to their flair collection.

    These Are Things / Etsy

    Get it from These Are Things on Etsy for $10.

    And also check out the matching iron-patch (that I own!) for $5.

    17. A soothing candle with a fluorite inside meant to help promote balance.

    Arabella Crystals / Etsy

    Get it from Arabella Crystals on Etsy for $26.99.

    18. An anti-frizz microfiber hair towel will stay put while they do whatever it is they do in between a wash and dry.


    Promising review: "I was given a similar towel MANY years ago and loved it. Have looked for something similar for years and finally found it! This towel is great. Soft, absorbent, easy to leave on your head for a while if busy doing other things while your hair towel dries, dries easily itself and is just an all around great towel!! The bag it comes in is very nice too if I decide to take it overnight. Love this towel!" —Karla S. Porter

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    19. A self-care subscription box for the person who needs a little cajoling into a restful pause.


    Includes 1 research-inspired therapeutic activity to wire their brain for more joy, plus 5–7 self-care wellness goodies to reduce stress.

    Promising review: "This box completely blew me away, I ordered it when I was feeling down and needed something to look forward to. The items are all beautiful, thoughtful, and on point with the theme. Would recommend to everyone who needs some self-care time!" —Erin

    Get it from CrateJoy for $30.99/month.

    20. Some stylish no-tie sneakers they can step into as a way to shave off a minute or two.


    I have these and love them. Every time I wear them I rack up compliments. Even though I'm able-bodied, I think folks with limited mobility would have a much easier time stepping into these than shoes that require tying laces.

    Get them from Zappos for $149.95 (available in five colors and sizes 6–11). And check out all the KIZIK shoes.

    21. A monitor memo board that'll hold onto their phone, sticky notes, and important reminders all in one spot at a glance.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A water bottle to help coach them on how much water they should be drinking at what time so they'll never feel blah due to dehydration.


    BTW, they're made from non-toxic and BPA-free Tritan plastic.

    Get two from Amazon for $15.50.

    23. A smoothie subscription service (that includes other foods too!) with the ingredients frozen into a cup so they can easily mix/heat/cook/whatever the meal and then consume it from the cup it came in!

    I've used Daily Harvest in the past and it's so quick and easy. You just have to make sure you have enough freezer space! My fave smoothies include the dragon fruit and lychee, mint and cacao, and chocolate and blueberry.

    Check out pricing on Daily Harvest here.

    24. And a Nutribullet for quickly whipping up those concoctions and other single-serving meals with a container they can take with them on the go.


    Includes power base, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade, 2 re-sealable lids, pocket nutritionist and manual with recipes. Has a high-torque power base and 600-watt motor.

    Promising review: "Got this for my tennis player teenage son so he can fix himself a smoothie after practice. Gotta say it's the best smoothie maker I've ever used and I use it all the time, too. Completely foolproof (even for a teenager), put the stuff in and give it a twist and you have a smoothie in about 10–20 seconds. Powerful enough to crush ice or process frozen fruit. The parts screw together easily, even if you're a kid or your hands are a little wet or something. Easy to clean up, in fact we usually just rinse things out and wash them every second or third usage. There seems to be some kind of coating on the plastic to keep them clean so we hand wash everything, which I think also helps to keep the blades sharp." —Uncle Long Hair

    Get it from Amazon for $49.88.

    25. Memo notepads that could be a little *too* on the nose with their current sitch. They'll appreciate them nonetheless!


    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    26. A connected travel mug that'll keep their coffee or tea at their preferred temp.


    They can simply rotate the dial at the bottom of the mug to adjust the temperature. It can be used on its own or through the Ember app. Lid is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This mug is shortlisted as one of my Favorite Things, right after my dog. It's so nice to make a cup of coffee and then get busy doing something else, and when I come back to it my coffee's still a perfect 140°, right where I left it. Also of great importance, I was an early backer on their crowdfunding campaign, and when one of their early prototypes failed, they couldn't have been quicker to replace it. Great people!" —Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95 (also available in white).

    Or you could get them a Yeti vacuum-insulated tumbler for only $29.99.

    27. A mug warmer to park at their desk so they don't have to sip chilled coffee OR head to the break room to microwave it.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    28. A ~reversible~ vegan leather tote that'll hold their laptop and other work essentials into that'll look nice enough to go out for drinks at that new fancy cocktail lounge with friends afterward.


    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in two color combos).

    And check out a slightly fancier leather tote for $51.60 (available in four colors).

    29. A purse organizer they can quickly pick up and move to another purse when you need to change bags.

    Promising review: "I love my bag (basically it's a large open sack). While it has pockets on the outside, the inside has one zipper pocket on one side and two holders on the other side. So all my stuff is thrown in the middle. And I carry A LOT of stuff! This little holder is not that little and it holds A LOT without adding any weight to my bag. I also like that it has two zipper compartments so I can put personal stuff in there without everyone seeing it every time I open the bag. I'm not sure HOW LARGE other people's bags are that I read in other reviews that they say it slides around. The length of my bag is 16" and this thing fits comfortably in it. I've attached a BEFORE and AFTER picture. Seriously, for an extra $10 I now enjoy using my $250+ bag!" —michelmoba

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 25 colors and three sizes).

    30. And an adorable e-card because the last time you sent them snail mail they didn't see it 'til a month later. (They went paperless with their bills, OK?! Lay off.)

    Hallmark eCards

    Check out tons of designs and pricing on Hallmark eCards here.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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