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45 Gifts That Are As Beautiful As They Are Useful

Give 'em something real nice they'll actually get to use on the reg, thus reminding them that you are the best gift-giver ever. So really, that marble-print AirPods case is like an investment in your future.

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1. A marble AirPods case in a range of gorgeous colors but will not 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

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 19 color combos).

2. 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

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

3. An outta-this-world paperweight that'll help them zero in on the right document while they're roving their desk for that *certain* stack of papers.

solar system dome shape paperweight on stack of papers

Get it from Amazon for $44.50.

4. A copper string of lights to shed some ethereal light on most anything.


USB-powered string made of waterproof, bendable copper wire and LED lights.

Promising review: "I bought these for myself and love them, so I've now bought several more for gifts for friends — and they love them, too. They're really long so you can go up and around window frames, bookcases, curtain rods, walls, etc. The USB plug is handy so no batteries needed (I used a USB wall outlet plug adapter that I had around). I also bought the 40-pack of tiny Command clips to secure them to my wall at different angles. I've probably had them plugged in daily for two months and turned them on every night for at least three hours since I bought them — no problems." —Dee Kaz

Get a 33-foot string from Amazon for $11.59 (available in several colors).

5. A luxurious candle in a gorgeous container they can reuse after they've burned through the scent.

diptyque candle with red container with a lion design on it

Seriously, give them a Diptyque candle and their eyes will roll back in their head from joy.

Get it from Nordstrom for $78.

6. 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.

Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

Promising review: "This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that's a super minor annoyance. It's a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don't know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it's awesome!" —Jee W

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

7. 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

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

8. 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

Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in seven color combos).

9. A travel flat iron so they can easily make some little touchups on the go.

hand holding up a marble print min flat iron

I have a very similar flat iron that I pack for overnight trips instead of my larger one. When you're packing, every inch counts!

Get it from Foxybae for $59.

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


A gorgeous gift even if they do zero baking and just like to have a well-stocked kitchen for the *look* of it.

Get it from Amazon for $27.21.

11. A roll of galactic tape that'll help patch some holes in their life (or the universe).

roll of tape with a galactic pattern

Get it from Amazon for $6.84.

12. Velvet pajamas for a gift so fancy it'll make them nervous about how much money you spent. Joke's on them!

model wearing emerald green velvet cami and shorts with black lace details

Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in five colors and sizes XS–2XL).

13. 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.

Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

14. A serving bowl duo your aunt who loves pottery AND chips and dip will adore.

double bowl with room for chips, dip
Uncommon Goods

Hi Aunt Ellen!

Get them from Uncommon Goods for $65.

15. 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.

copper tone kitchen utensils with navy handles

Promising review: "I love them, and cook with them almost every day! They are durable and easy to cook with. They are a almost hard rubber like material so they're not stiff, but still easy to use! Buy it! You will see what I'm talking about! Great quality for the price." —Daxxsgg

Get them from Amazon for $28.34+ (available in seven colors).

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

reviewer's hand holding both of the massagers

Promising review: "I’ve had two other jade rollers that both cost about $15 for just the roller — and they were both garbage compared to this one. The jade rolled unevenly, the metal parts kept falling apart. I was fine with it because well, they’re cheap. I lost my last one and went to order a new roller, and this one was a set for the same price of just a roller, so I gave it a shot. Huge difference in quality! This set is amazing, the roller well-crafted, the quartz smooth and rolls well without any scraping noise. Highly recommend." —Ro R

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

17. 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!!!


Get it from Amazon for $17.08.

18. And a glam glass to contain those tasty creations.

two double old fashioned glasses with metallic abstract design on the glasses

Get them from CB2 for $11.95 each.

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

colorful keyboard cover on a mac laptop

Promising review: "Super cute. Way better than my last, thin, clear one that looked dirty all the time and got warped super fast. This one has awesome color, I was really surprised by the quality. It sits perfectly on my keys and ends perfectly at my touch bar. The color is super durable. I even clean all of my laptop supplies every week with alcohol pads and the keyboard skin was unfazed, it’s a great product." —haylie

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

20. A metallic headphones stand that'll cradle their fave noise-cancelling wonders while they're at ease.

rose gold headphones stand

Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (also available in gold).

21. A reinforced umbrella for making skies look blue, even when they're gray.

black umbrella with blue sky print on the inside when you open it

Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in seven colors).

22. A mirrored bookmark that'll transform into the most gorgeous thing ever when they glimpse their own visage.

open book with the bookmark on a page

Get it from Areaware for $10.

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

the jute basket with dirty clothes in it

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors). And check out an even larger basket.

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

Promising review: "This Cuccio milk and honey cuticle moisturizer is truly a cuticle saver. Applying one drop to each cuticle and massaging it in completely will leave your cuticles and hands feeling soft, looking great and the smell is divine. I use it on both my hands and feet and I’m comfortable showing my fingernails and toenails this summer because this product has made it so easy to feel confident knowing I won’t have crusty cuticles." —Rina C

Get it from Amazon for $6.15+ (available in two scents).

25. A couple of plant watering stakes to split between two green thumbs whose house plants are still alive. (How?!)

potted plant with two bird shaped watering stakes in the pot

Plz teach me your ways.

Get two from Amazon for $13.99.

26. 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.

velvet headbands with knot on top, faux pearls sewn on it

Get it from Amazon for $7.82 (available in 10 colors).

27. A Charlotte Tilbury highlighting palette with shimmer bricks for high-wattage highlight that'll look like some fancy Insta filter effect.

the open palette with a starburst pattern on the lid, then three shimmer bricks inside
@sephora / Via

Get it from Sephora for $58.

28. A trio of reusable shopping bags they actually won't forget to take to the store.

model holding three various patterned reusable totes

Get them from Amazon for $36 (also available in a single bag in a variety of patterns).

29. Or 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.


Seriously though, I have a beige one and fill 'er up with heavy hardback library books during weekend errands and most anything else that needs to go in there.

Get them from Amazon for $12.98.

30. 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

Get it from Amazon for $13.

31. A branch jewelry holder that'll also serve as some super chic wall art.

gold tone branch jewelry holder with two bracelets hanging off the branches
World Market

Get it from World Market for $24.99.

32. 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 now while we're all staying put but 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

My friend Courtney gave me one of these a few years back and I LOVE it. I'm really looking forward to scratching off lots more countries post-vaccine!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

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

floral and butterfly print shower curtain

Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in three sizes).

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


Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 25 colors/styles).

35. A beauty nutrition book for the person who's always guzzling green tea and googling which nuts will help their nails grow stronger.

the book cover
Free People

I am occasionally that person. And it just really would look so nice on a coffee table untouched!

Get it from Amazon for $11.20, Barnes & Noble for $16.95, Free People for $16.95, a local bookseller through Bookshop, or find a copy at your local library.

36. 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

Get a box of 120 notes and two styluses from Amazon for $8.99.

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

faux fur blanket thrown over a chair

Get it from Amazon for $30.78+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

38. Glitzy coasters that'll show theres a *gold* lining (or at least edging) to everything.

square coasters in white marble with golden edges

Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in round or square shape).

39. A 20-pack of on-trend 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 style clips

Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

40. 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

Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two styles).

41. A super stylish glass bottle with a handy carrying strap you and I both know will make an appearance or four on their Insta feed.

person carrying the water bottle by its handle

It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

Get it from Amazon for $24.86.

42. A set of Jonathan Adler playing cards so they'll never have to track down exactly where a deck is next time they wanna play some gin rummy.

the two decks of cards and some of the playing cards fanned out
Jonathan Adler

Get them Amazon for $33.14.

43. 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
Crate & Kids

Get it from Crate & Kids for $139.

44. Spicy cooking salt from their fave hoop earring jewelry designer that'll really dress up their morning eggs.

open jar of salt
Jennifer Fisher

The designer loves to throw it on her eggs, but you can put it on any protein, vegetable, or starch for the perfect seasoning.

Get it from CB2 for $12.

And while you're at it, check out her CB2 collection (GORGEOUS stuff) plus some Jennifer Fisher jewelry on Net-A-Porter.

45. An electric kettle they could even keep at their desk for a mid-afternoon cup of tea.

person pouring water from the marble print tea kettle into a coffee mug

It boils water faster than a microwave and is safer than on a stovetop. It has a 200-watt heating element, fully detachable 360-degree power base with cord storage, and a safe, easy to use design.

Promising review: "I was worried about cluttering my counter. But this baby really is so easy to use, and bonus, there's no annoying whistling or forgetting to turn the stove off. And bottom's MUCH faster. By the time I've got my tea bag ready, the water's done. Plus, it looks awesome on my counter and works with my blue and white decor. It's ceramic, so it's a tad bit heavier than a plastic unit, but I don't care, it's no heavier than a full tea kettle. And pouring from the longer spout is easier to control. It's as functional as it's lovely which makes up for the little bit of heft." —pen

Get it from Amazon for $56.50+ (available in several sizes and seven styles).

Them when they open your gift:

Gary Sanchez Productions

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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

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