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    54 Gifts That Will Make The People In Your Life Feel *Seen*

    A murder mystery box for your true crime BFF, a tortilla blanket for your Chipotle-obsessed sib, a HyperChiller for your local iced coffee stan ... this is your one-stop shop for 'em all.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    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. A rotating, heated back and neck massager for the person in your life who just needs to ~unwind~ a little, whether it's from tension from working at a desk or sore muscles from going hard on hikes.

    A reviewer holding the massager, which has three rotating heated balls under the fabric on both sides

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh I love this! I got this for a friend for Christmas. And I come to her house and visit with her she keeps this on one of her living room chairs and uses it all the time. You can sit up and use it or lay down. Works very good and I actually going to order myself one. I suffer from back and neck pains and the heat and rollers help so much. My friend said this is one of the best gifts she’s gotten in a while." —Lacy Mead

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    2. A sophisticated whiskey tumbler with a map of their favorite city etched on it.

    Well Told/Etsy

    Well Told is a New Hampshire-based Etsy shop established in 2009 that specializes in personalized drinkware and gifts.

    Promising review: "Bought as a Mother’s Day gift for my mom, and she loved it! Map is easy to see and the glass is very well-made and designed." —Timmy

    Get it from Well Told on Etsy: the San Francisco glass for for $16 and the Atlanta glass for $16 (available in 248 cites).

    Psst — these also come in wine glasses and pints.

    3. A pair of glowing light saber chopsticks to bring balance to the Force *and* to their sushi — whether they're repping the dark side or the light.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    As you can see from the above GIF, I bought these for myself, and I love them to pieces. TBH, I use them as decor every bit as much as I use them to eat. Sometimes I just keep them in my work area to light them up during the day to feel fancy. They toggle back and forth between a bunch of different colors, like red, blue, yellow, purple, and multicolor, so you can either make them match *or* have a red and blue one together and bring ~balance~ to the Force.

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $12.97.

    4. A delicate zodiac necklace so customizable, you can choose the exact length *and* color for their sign (just be sure to run it past your Taurus friends in advance, because trust me, they'll have thoughts).

    A necklace with a zodiac constellation-shaped shaped charm
    Minthologie Studio/Etsy

    Minthologie Studio is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2013 that specializes in handcrafted jewelry.

    Promising review: "My 'hard to buy for' sister-in-law loved this! I referred other family members who commented on how pretty it was. Delivery and packaging was excellent! It came very quickly...which was greatly appreciated because I typically wait til the last second!" —Tessa Crawford

    Get it from Minthologie Studio on Etsy for $19+ (available in six styles and seven lengths).

    5. A "White Paw" dog toy you're legally obligated to gift to anyone who has uttered the words "No Laws When You're Drinking Claws" regardless of whether or not they have a dog.

    Two stuffed toys modeled after Natural Lime and Cherry White Claws

    Promising review: "My dog is a soft-toy destroyer. She usually tears them apart in five minutes, stuffing everywhere. But for some reason she has not gotten these apart yet! The fabric seems a little more durable but I think it also helps that there are no hanging pieces like a tail/ears, etc. She loves to toss them around. Squeaker isn't in an area she bites all the time so it's not overly annoying. Was super cute to post a picture of her with it and me with my own White Claw :) They were a little pricey but I had to get them!" —Stacy Laake

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.95.

    6. A truly iconic tortilla blanket so the Chipotle fan in your life can achieve the greatest aspiration of them all: becoming a human burrito.


    Promising review: "I never write reviews but thought I should after buying this funny tortilla blanket! Very surprised. It's a lightweight blanket that's still very fluffy and super cozy. I think it's perfect. Washed it and still super soft. No pilling but i washed and dried it alone. It's holding up well, both in feel and in shape. The trim is sewed on well, so no problem there either. This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I’m recommending this to everyone I know!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in seven styles, including waffles and pizza).

    7. A "Hunt A Killer" subscription box to put all those years they spent marathoning Law & Order to the test — every month they'll get sent new updates to a (fictional!!) murder case complete with evidence to decode and piece together, so they can use their sleuthing skills and wit to catch the killer.

    A box with all the evidence and clues from it on display
    Hunt A Killer

    This subscription is so popular with the true crime set that over a million of them have been sent! You can play on your own, with a p artner, or in groups to take on the challenge. And this challenge is involved — each "season" of a crime is six episodes long, so there are plenty of twists and turns to handle on the way.

    Get a one-month subscription gift card from Hunt A Killer for $33.95 (can be applied to a one-month, six-month, or twelve-month subscription) or a six-month subscription gift card for $165.

    8. A customizable Animal Crossing tote bag you can get in a ton of different colors with their island's name on it *and* their three favorite villagers (just be sure to say which ones you want at checkout, and by "which ones," I obviously mean Judy).

    A black tote bag that says "welcome to (your island name)"
    Penny & Belle Gifts/Etsy

    Penny & Belle Gifts is a Virginia-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in home goods, pet gifts, drinkware, and custom apparel.

    Promising review: "I was really happy with this bag. I loved that I could add whichever villagers and personalized island name. This was for a gift for a gift exchange, and it was really nice to be able to send such a personalized gift. The recipient was very surprised and happy with the gift." —Lauren

    Get it from Penny & Belle Gifts on Etsy for $14.95 (available in nine colors).

    9. A personalized bar ware crate so they can basically have their own at-home brewery, complete with custom pint glasses and bottle opener. The most fun bit, though, is that they genuinely have to pry open the sealed wooden crate with a crow bar — a big gifting mood if there ever were one.

    The contents of the crate laid out
    Man Crates

    Each crate comes with four personalized pint glasses, a personalized bottle opener, six coasters, pistachios, beer nuts, and peanuts, in addition to the crate and the crowbar.

    Promising review: "I got this for my husband. He had a lot of fun opening the crate and couldn't wait to find out what was inside. Once he saw the personalized barware he loved it. He said it was one of the coolest gifts he ever got. I love the whole concept of the man crate and will be happy to get more." —Stephanie

    Get it from Man Crates for $99.99.

    10. A cozy scarf, because all have that one person in our lives that is always too dang cold to function, and nothing solves that quite like a trendy blarf (a blanket scarf, if you will).,

    Promising review: "This scarf looks a lot more expensive than it actually is, which is just lovely. The material is a lot softer than I expected for the price and it is not scratchy against the skin in the slightest. The plaid pattern is beautiful and it is large enough to drape around me as a shawl, or to loop around my neck a few times as a scarf. It has kept my neck warm today in high 30-degree temperatures." —Sting

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    11. A ridiculously cute lavender-scented microwaveable stuffed animal that doubles as a heating pad, so the cuddlers in your life will have something extra cute to snuggle with in the winter.,

    These "Warmies" are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so you can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

    Promising review: "It’s just as it was described, looks cute, feels soft and comfy, works well for cramps and muscle aches, microwaveable (have to adjust time based on microwave wattage) was a great gift for my college aged daughter who isn’t allowed to use heating pads or electric blankets etc. Best of all it’s been over four months and hasn’t lost any of its lavender smell after frequent uses. Also the smell isn’t subtle or overwhelming. Not even when you first open it or after frequent use." —Shanan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.93 (available in 17 animals).

    12. A massive set of 100 The Office-themed stickers, so you can litter all your surfaces with iconic moments included and not limited to Kevin's doomed chili, Dwight's doomed encounter with the CPR dummy, and Michael's doomed...well, everything.

    A bunch of stills and quotes from The Office in sticker form

    Promising review: "I love these so much! I had fun looking at all of the different stickers. If you’re a huge fan these are perfect. Because there are so many I’m going to split some up in a care package that I’m sending to a friend. Good quality stickers and just makes me laugh." —Greg Mohr

    Get a set of 100 from Amazon for $7.95.

    13. A set of floppy disk coasters to give the techie in your life some retro "LOLs.", Amazon

    Promising review: "Really cool coasters. They do really look like the old floppy disks — same size, same everything. They are made of silicone so they don't soak up any spilled liquid but I wasn't really expecting them to. On the plus side, they are larger than your typical coasters so you would have to spit a lot of liquid for it to go on your table." —EmZet

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $16.99 (also available in sets of four and eight).

    14. A spooky skull-shaped ice mold for *that* friend. You know. The one on the 24/7/365 spooky beat.


    Pro-tip: these molds also work for making soaps, birthday candles, chocolate, and fondant, covering all their miscellaneous undead needs.

    Promising review: "Got these to make ice cubes for a Halloween party. It's very easy to use and easy to clean. The cubes come out perfectly. I'm probably going to try to use it to make chocolate skulls next." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.89.

    15. A Baby Yoda puzzle your Mandalorian-marathoning friend will get a kick out of, since it essentially proves that the human heart is made up of 500 pieces, and those 500 pieces make up this tiny creature's perfect face., Amazon

    *Hamilton voice* "Look at my SON ..."

    Promising review: "Not only is this puzzle exciting as a Mando fan but also as a Star Wars fan! I couldn’t wait to get started on it! Once I opened it and started piecing together the "outer rim" 😂 I was DELIGHTED to find that the puzzle pieces were a great size, not too big and not too small! Once I started on filling it in, I was MORE excited to find that it was challenging without being maddening!! Total spent four hours straight puzzling with a few smoke breaks. All in all, a GREAT puzzle for one person, or a family!!!! Put on some Star Wars or Mando and you have yourself a heck of an evening in!!!! Recommend to all!" —Tiffany Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    16. ... Or a perfect, precious, flawless, incomparable Baby Yoda plushie made with a soft bean bag body they can cuddle with all day (and pose all over their apartment, and talk to like it's their son, and project all their hopes and dreams on, but I digress).

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    In case you missed that large whiff of Eau de Childless Millennial up there, I do, in fact, own the Baby Yoda plushie, and will stand by the fact that it's the most important purchase I've made in 2020. I love him so much. He is so perfectly snuggly. He never complains when I make him sit next to me when I work all day. I wish the joy that I feel cuddling with him upon every living creature on Earth.

    Promising review: "For the price point, IMO Disney did good. This thing is adorable, and for the price, impressive. Soft and huggable; good and accurate choices for the fabric; the hands and head are soft vinyl and nicely sculpted and painted; and they even managed to give this plush those large, luminescent eyes. Those eyes are such a feature of the character I definitely was looking for that — e.g. not painted eyes. The eyes seem to be plastic but look like glass. I'd gift to anyone including the crankiest adult you know. Especially to Mandalorian fans, in case, you know, next season fans need something to hug from the tension of it all, LOL. There's a flood of Baby Mando products out there including pricey statues, but I'd definitely pick this up for the fun and CUTENESS and HUG-ABILTY. For me a good purchase; I might get another. Or, Disney should do a version 2 with 'wee feet!'" —JourneyOn

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    17. A time-marked water bottle you can get in a ton of different colors for anyone who lives in a constant state of "oops, forgot to drink water today." This is not only motivating and easy to use, it's also designed to fit into car cup holders and has a lil' button by the mouthpiece to pop the cap off for easy access.,

    It's also BPA-free and comes equipped with a flip top lid for protection from germs and debris and a silicone, leakproof spout for easy drinking flow.

    Promising review: "I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9 oz. packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car's cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too." —Alicia

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 13 colors).

    18. A wine caddy for their bath tub that will basically make your most extra friend feel like they're living inside an episode of Scandal, sans all the messy political drama and the effort of having to choose impeccable outfits every day.

    A transparent holder suctioned to the side of the tub with a stemmed wine glass in it

    Bonus: it also holds cans, so they can pop in a LaCroix or enjoy a shower PBR, too.

    Promising review: Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn't think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you'd expect, I've tugged on it and it's not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses too. A truly perfect product. This piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan." —Steven

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in five colors).

    19. A jar of whipped shower icing you can get in one of 50 (!!) scent combinations, so you're guaranteed to find their fave (and oops, maybe a few dozen of your own).


    Indulgence Spa is a Maryland-based, Black woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in soaps, hair care, and body products.

    Psst — I recently started using this myself in the Three Wishes Tea flavor (a combo of tea leaves, peaches, rosebuds, and marigolds) and the smell alone is swoon-worthy, but I love love love how it feels in the shower. It has a satisfying creamy whipped texture, but suds up when you use it so you get that nice satisfying squeaky clean feeling, too. It's lasting a long time, too (which is great, but means I have to wait a little longer to try the other flavors 😂).

    Promising review: "Very delicious and very rich! I bought a set in the Black Opium fragrance, which smells just divine! I will definitely buy again." —invisible9

    Get it from Indulgence Spa on Etsy for $15 (available in over 50 scent combinations).

    20. A sweet personalized beaded bracelet you can tailor to their exact taste, choosing the length, color, and the name, nickname, or cute inside joke you want to decorate it with.

    A beaded bracelet that spells out the name Danielle
    Designed In Neverland/Etsy

    Designed In Neverland is a Michigan-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in dainty themed and personalized bracelets.

    Psst — you can buy multiple bracelets to form a phrase or a sentence, and chat with the seller about other customizable options if you have more in mind!

    Promising review: "The bracelets I ordered are even more gorgeous in person!!! I ordered three beaded name bracelets, one of which has rainbow beads and the other two have pink beads, both options are adorable. My bracelets shipped on time and arrived quickly. I ordered a 7.5-inches in size because I can't stand tight bracelets, and the sizing is perfect!! I will be ordering again in the future." —Gina Mola

    Get it from Designed In Neverland on Etsy for $14+ (available in nine colors and 11 sizes).

    21. A Rosebud Motel mug for the Schitt's Creek fan in your life — if they like it, they can leave a review on the Tweeters!

    A white mug that says "Rosebud Motel" and has a little rose under it
    The Beau Studio/Etsy

    The Beau Studio is a Utah-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in custom apparel, homegoods, and decor.

    Promising review: "Ordered this for a dear friend, and she adores it. 10/10. Would order all of the items in this shop." —Natalie

    Get it from The Beau Studio on Etsy for $11+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A temporary tattoo from a shop with whoooole bunch of different designs, so there's bound to be one they'll love. Bonus points if you get yourself one to match 👯‍♀️.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Tattoorary is an Etsy shop established in 2014 and based in the Netherlands that specializes in temporary tattoos, offering a large range of sizes, colors, and designs. Each tattoo lasts from two days to a week.

    I am *obsessed* with these temporary tattoos — I waited for ages to get them, and I wish I'd done it much sooner, because I've had such a blast mix and matching them every week this summer as a fun quarantine distraction! They transfer beautifully with warm water and look like legitimate tattoos (my neighbor truly thought I'd gotten some great ink), and are so easy and gentle to remove with a light scrub in the shower.

    Get them from Tattoorary on Etsy: the vintage floral tattoo for $8, and the little birds tattoo for $3.

    23. A personalized delivery of Winc wines for the wine lover in your life who has *strong opinions* about their varietal. This way they can choose for themselves (and enjoy our collective new favorite varietal of wine: the "pick it up from the doorstep" kind).

    A BuzzFeed editor holding a bottle of red wine
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    They'll receive a personalized gift voucher with a custom message from you, which they can then use at Winc's website to choose from 46 curated wines to have delivered straight to their door. I personally recommend their new Cherries & Rainbow red wine if you opt to choose which wine to send them instead — it was delicious, and TBH, the bottle just has a big happy birthday mood.

    Get it from Winc for $60+.

    24. Plus a cat-shaped wine opener for the cat lover in your life who doesn't just love wine, but wants some RIGHT MEOW!!

    A black cat-shaped corkscrew wine opener perched on a bottle

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for a friend of mine that loves black cats. After her corkscrew that has been around for the last several years broke, she grabbed this one. Said it was easy to use and she loved it." —AmyB

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    25. A chic vegan cork "leather" slim cardholder that your chic but eco-conscious friend can easily slide into a pocket (that is, when they're not showing it off in an Instagram story).

    Small cardholders in dark teal, sand, maroon, and burnt orange colors
    Mind The Cork/Etsy

    Mind The Cork is a London-based, Black woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in beautiful cork alternatives to leather goods.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my dad who is hard to please and he loved it! It is the perfect size for him since he does not carry many things in his wallet. It is also small and thin so it fits in any pocket. Great purchase!" —Molly McGrath

    Get it from Mind The Cork on Etsy for $24.43 (available in four colors).

    26. A handy Cards Against Anxiety guidebook for anyone who's been going through it — this comes with a deck of 25 wallet-size cards, each of which has a prompt for a potentially anxiety-reducing behavior they can try if they're feeling overwhelmed.

    The cover of the book

    Get it from Amazon for $15.45 or from Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $17.47.

    27. An adorable storage scrunchie for the friend who is never *not* harboring three emergency hair ties on their wrist. Now it'll save the day three times over when they stash their ChapStick and extra money in there, too.

    Eljoy Creations/Etsy

    Eljoy Creations is a Kansas-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in scrunchies, hair scarves, and other eye-popping accessories.

    Promising review: "This is my second order because I had to have more of these lovely scrunchies! These are so well made with nice fabric and I only need to wrap them twice to stay in my hair. I am sure I will be ordering more in the future!" —HeatherSweet

    Get it from Eljoy Creations on Etsy for $5.99 (available in seven colors).

    28. A HyperChiller that will became the new BFF of the iced coffee fanatic in your life. This turns hot coffee into iced in a literal minute (same goes for that rosé they were too lazy to put in the fridge!).


    Promising review: "I've struggled with making iced coffee at home until now — the Hyperchiller is magic. I can't believe how quickly my coffee becomes cold with zero dilution. I was also surprised how much coffee it held, it's perfect." —Brian Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    29. A fully customizable face mask — you can choose the size, the fastener type, and one of dozens of fabrics to get the *chef's kiss, but through a mask* perfect fit for them.

    Laurie Makes Masks

    Laurie Makes Masks is a Washington-based, Black-owned mask shop established in 2020 that specializes in face masks with custom sizes, fits, and prints.

    One of the very first masks I started using in quarantine was from this shop, and I love it to pieces! I ended up getting them for my whole fam. They are sturdily made, super comfy, and have an excellent fit. It was also so nice to be able to pick the fabric, too!!

    Type Of Fit: Elastic ear straps, around the head straps, or custom

    Pocket For Filter: Yes

    Fabric Type: Dependent on print

    Shipping Time: Expected to ship within 7-10 days

    Get it from Laurie Makes Masks for $10 (available in three sizes, custom fastenings, and dozens of styles).

    30. A Geekey multitool for the resident "fix-it" in your life — this gives them over a dozen *more* ways to do just that.

    A small steel key-shaped tool with various grooves and measurements
    The Grommet

    This looks impressive at first glance, but functions as *deep breath* a coring tip, serrated edge, can opener, wire stripper, smoking pipe, file, imperial and metric ruler, protractor, bottle opener, multi-head fit driver, lanyard hole, bike spoke key, screw driver tip, wrench, *and* bit driver all at once. In short ... it is a whole lot.

    Promising review: Beautifully made piece out of, appropriately, 420 Stainless Steel. As a machinist, I certainly appreciate the challenges of machining stainless. Five stars on the engineering and design. These types of tools (including this one) are only so practical for a few of their features usually, but this one will be with me all the time!" —Watt

    Get it from The Grommet for $22.95 or Amazon for $22.99.

    31. A Hamilton-themed shot glass emblazoned with "I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot," because yes, they're young, scrappy, and hungry, but sometimes they're thirsty, too!

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Fun fact: this shot glass is official Hamilton merchandise that was previously sold in the Broadway theater! (That's where I got mine, pictured above.) Box Lunch carries a ton of Hamilton merch now, from shirts to socks to an actual activity book, if you're looking for more gifting inspo.

    Get it from Box Lunch for $14.90.

    32. A "Nike By You" custom shoe — you can either design the perfect shoe for them yourself, or give them a gift card so they can choose the elements of it all on their own. (Also a handy pro-tip if you're looking for a last-minute gift!)

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Honesty hour — I bought this as a gift for my own self last year, and I love the shoes I designed to pieces. The site genuinely lets you play with so many elements, from the colors on the iconic swoosh to the laces to the leather on the back to the soles. I've spent hours and hours designing myself ~dream shoes~ and I am delighted with the ones that I got. You can even monogram them on the back with up to three letters (I just did it with "EM" and "MA" because my name's Emma and I'm suuuuuuper extra!).

    Shipping-wise, these should arrive in two to five weeks, so keep that in mind when you're ordering.

    Get it from Nike for $75+ (available in men's and women's styles; the shoe pictured above is the Nike Blazer Low By You for $95).

    *OR* purchase the giftee a Nike gift card so they can choose the design themselves!

    33. A set of SpongeBob and Patrick HipDot face masks so your nostalgia-loving friend can recreate Saturday morning cartoons ... all over their face. (No, seriously — the masks look *just* like the character's faces.)

    Hot Topic

    SpongeBob's mask is made with marine protein and hyaluronic acid for a healthy glow and hydration, and Patrick's is made with seaweed and hyaluronic acid to condition and nourish. In other words, both handy and on brand.

    Get them from Hot Topic: SpongeBob for $5.90 and Patrick for $5.90.

    34. A book embosser you can get personalized with their name that will lead to *hours* of your bookish bud going through all their stacks of books to leave these deeply satisfying impressions in them.


    When you buy the embosser, it gives you options not just to personalize their name on the stamp with a few preset symbols, but what words you want in a little message under it to encourage people to read/return their books. Once they get the embosser, they press one of the first few pages of a book in it, and it'll leave neat little grooves with the personalized message. It's basically like a traditional stamp, except it doesn't use ink and it's in ~three dimensions~.

    Promising review: "This is the most amazing thing I have ever owned. The whole customization process was super easy and I am so in love. The shipping was fast and I am beyond satisfied with how amazing my books look! A must for any book lover. I may order some more for friends and family that are book nerds!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $30.50+ (available in eight personalized styles).

    35. A silicone Nutella AirPods case so they can prop it next to an actual full-sized Nutella jar and caption it, "Don't ever talk to me or my son ever again."

    Model holding a silicone AirPods case modeled after a Nutella jar

    Promising review: "The minute I opened the package I knew I made the right choice. This case is thick and well-made. I get so frustrated when my case falls and the AirBuds go in every direction. Couple of days ago the left ear fell out the case and a car ran over it. That cost me $69+ so I decided to take care of that issue and get a case. I purposely dropped it after I put the case in and everything was in tact. I’m happy !!" —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    36. A compact light therapy lamp to mimic the morning sun and give a lil' boost of energy and happiness to the people living that work from home life in your circle — this UV-free bb has three different brightness settings to bring the perfect amount of light to their life.

    A model working on a computer next to the small rectangular light propped on a table

    It also comes with a timer, so they can set it to stay on anywhere between 10 and 60 minutes before it shuts off automatically. They recommend users start with ten minutes (and avoid staring directly at it) to see how it impacts mood and energy before trying it for longer periods of time. Many reviewers swear by this for helping improve their mood, energy levels, and sleep by getting more "sunlight" in darker months when they might not actively be getting as much.

    Promising review: "This was wonderful the first instant I used it. I sat in silence on a dark morning with my coffee, having the light indirectly on me (two feet away) as I enjoyed the silence and my cat. By the end of the first cup of coffee, I was feeling a bit more awake (10 minutes into the 20-minute cycle I chose.) I suffer from SAD every single year. This year promises to be an easier year with this AMAZINGLY BRIGHT light. It means it when it says do not stare at it. However, that should be common sense. Three light settings, and you can either turn it on until you have 'had enough,' or use the hour-long timer which is divided into 10-minute increments. I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!!!" —Lonnie C. Appleby

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    37. A oversized sherpa blanket hoodie — not only is it one of the top 10 selling items in Shark Tank's history, but it's so comfortable that it's really only a matter of time before it becomes their only personality trait.,

    Promising review: "Super soft inside and out. When I saw The Comfy on Shark Tank I just knew I had to have one. I live near the beach and it is perfect for chilly mornings and cool evenings. I absolutely love mine. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fabric. It feels so luxurious that I want to wear it all the time. I bought myself a navy blue one but I am already thinking of getting a couple more ordered for both my kids. Great product." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 10 styles and two sizes).

    38. A five-year One Line A Day journal so your friend who keeps starting journals and then abandoning them can finally find something that sticks — one line a day is *super* low commitment (and imagine how satisfied they'll be looking back every year!).

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    The book comes with 365 pages, each of which has lines for five days, so they'll write on the same page each year when the date comes around again. It's a really cool way to reflect on their ~journey~ — kind of like those "this time last year!" things your phone or Facebook does, except they're the ones in control of what gets written and saved.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.80 or from Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $15.59.

    39. Or a copy of The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions that's perfect for any stage of life, if your friend is already a hardcore journaler and wants to take it to the next level.

    The cover of "The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions," by Carl and David Marshall
    Hachette Books

    This book is a kind of DIY memoir — it goes through three phases of "Early," "Middle," and "Later" years, and has 201 different prompts based on your memories, experiences, and views on the world. Prompts include things like what you would have switched careers to midway through if given the chance, or a present you got from your parents that sticks in your memory, or who you think the funniest person in your family is. This also makes for a lovely gift for family members, so you can all preserve each other's memories!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89 or from Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $13.80.

    40. A "Good Vibes Only" candle you can order with a custom scent, so they can use it to ~manifest~ whatever it is they're hoping to achieve next.

    A black candle that says "Good Vibes Only" in gold
    Dorothy B & Co./Etsy

    Dorothy B & Co. is a New York-based, Black woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in hand-poured artisan soy wax candles.

    You can get the candle in Raspberry Vanilla, Caribbean Teakwood, Gardenia, Green Tea, Honeysuckle Jasmine, Sea Salt & Orchid, Vanilla & Amber, Citrus & Coconut, Mango Papaya, or Peach Nectar.

    Promising review: "Love them! They came super fast, are bigger than I expected, super cute decor pieces, and they smell AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much!" —Athena Holden

    Get it from Dorothy B & Co. on Etsy for $25.

    41. Plus a rose gold rechargeable electric lighter your candle-loving friend can use to replace all their old gas ones. This one is not only chic as heck, but completely flameless, and made with a long stem so they can use it to light gas burners and larger candles.

    A rose gold lighter with an electric current
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    This also comes in other pretty colors, but I am especially partial to this one because I bought it for my parents (their kitchen is entirely pink and one of my favorite places on Earth), and this was SO EASY to use — not to mention super safe! I'm a big weenie about fire (lol, self-preservation) so I've always stuck to extended arm gas lighters, but this is much better for the environment (plus cuter), so I feel a lot better about using it.

    Promising review: "Wow. This thing is amazing. Small and so easy to use. My husband kept saying it won’t actually light anything and was blown away when it did. We lit candles and paper to use as tinder with absolutely no effort. No fuel needed. Just a quick recharging. And no waste in throwing away those huge and never easy to use butane sticks. Love love it. Easy buying process so I would recommend everyone buy one." —Diane Bold

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    42. An Ursula meme mug for your coffee-guzzling friends that I believe just became the legal definition of "mood."


    Get it from shopDisney for $14.99.

    43. Some bookish apparel, because we all have that friend with "Belle from Beauty and the Beast" energy who would sincerely appreciate this update to their wardrobe.

    Bookshelf Tees

    Bookshelf Tees is a woman-owned small business based in Tucson, Arizona that specializes in book-themed apparel, stickers, and pins.

    I own the "Book Fair" shirt above, and it is one of my all-time favorite tees! The material is so soft and washes up beautifully, and I'm in love with the retro feel and how its bright colors match with a ton of different outfits (important if the person you're gifting for, like me, has a rotating set of flannels and a *lot* of books they like to match with).

    Get them from Bookshelf Tees: the Book Fair shirt for $26 (available in unisex sizes S-3XL) and the Read Banned Books sweatshirt for $35 (available in unisex sizes S-3XL).

    44. A Milk Bar sampler full of the famous NYC bakery's most iconic desserts, so your friend with multiple sweet teeth can bask in the glory of every delicious flavor they offer.

    Milk Bar

    Each of these comes with a three-pack each of rainbow-vanilla B'Day Cake Truffles and Chocolate B'Day Cake Truffles, one of each of their signature cookies (one Compost Cookie, one Cornflake-Marshmallow-Chocolate-Chip Cookie, one Corn Cookie, one Blueberry & Cream Cookie, one Chocolate-Chocolate Cookie, and one Confetti Cookie), and a slice of ooey-gooey Milk Bar Pie.

    Get it from Milk Bar for $52.

    Psst — if you *just* want to send cookies, you can do the assortment for $20!

    45. A set of pop culture-themed pencils to rep for their favorite fandoms, whether they're based in books, TV shows, music, or movies. If they're obsessed with it, odds are there's a pencil version of it ✏️.

    Longhand Pencils

    Longhand Pencils is a woman-owned small business based in Texas that specializes in foil-stamped pencil sets, stationery, and accessories, as well as custom orders.

    I have seen FIRSTHAND how beautiful these pencils are (Longhand Pencils' Taylor Swift sets are to die for) and can attest that they make beautiful gifts, particularly for friends with niche interests. You can also work with them to create your own customized sets!

    Get them from Longhand Pencils: the Gilmore Girls set for $18 and the Legally Blonde set for $18.

    Check out the rest of Longhand Pencils' sets for more fandom-friendly options!

    46. A tee inspired by Taylor Swift's Folklore album perfect for anyone who spent the last few months metaphorically spinning in their highest heels, love, shining just for you ✨.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Bzzylizzy is a Massachusetts-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in cozy shirts themed to popular albums like Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, and Niall Horan.

    Psst — I own this shirt, and I love the daylights out of it. I intentionally ordered it two sizes up for an "oversized" feel and it is so cozy and brings me so much joy that I feel genuine despair when it's in the laundry and not on my person. I also just think this concept is so fresh and unique as album merch — don't tell Taylor, but I love this even more than most of what you could buy officially on her site (which, to be clear, I also love a lot, because I am an unrepentant Swiftie monster). I also got several other BuzzFeeders to buy this shirt a few weeks back and they are similarly ~living~ for them!!

    Get it from bzzylizzy on Etsy for $24 (available in unisex sizes S–2X and in green).

    47. A memory foam seat cushion for their tushy so effective at relieving pressure from their tailbone that they'll finally stop texting you 😢 emojis about the state of their WFH chair.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it

    Promising review: "I've purchased similar items in the past that visually looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined-at-home desk job. Highly recommend." —Bellarosa555

    Get it from Amazon for $22.65.

    48. A New England Breakfast Gift Set for loved ones living the BFD (breakfast for dinner) life. With a lineup like this, it's about to become breakfast for always and ever.

    The contents of the gift set in a brown wicker basket
    Stonewall Kitchen

    Each set comes with Stonewall Kitchen's Farmhouse Blend Coffee, Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix, Maine Maple Syrup, Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, Strawberry Jam, and Cinnamon Bun Mix.

    Get it from Stonewall Kitchen for $69.95.

    49. A personalized Starbucks cup for anyone who basically has coffee running through their veins.

    A reusable clear Starbucks cup with a straw that has hearts and a name on it
    Trendy Jems Shop/Etsy

    Trendy Jems Shop is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in giftable custom mugs, shirts, and Starbucks cups.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS CUP!!! the personalization and decor are beautiful. I use it every day since I received it, and am very happy I decided to purchase." —Mary Claire

    Get it from Trendy Jems Shop on Etsy for $19.99+ (available with or without personalization).

    50. An Under Armour multi hair running cap the runner in your life will love — for once, this hat actually has *room* for a high pony, instead of smushing it down below.

    Under Armour

    Promising review: "Love this hat! I prefer to wear my hair up in a pony tail or bun, so finally I have a hat made for that. The inside lining is satin so that’s a nice feature, as satin has a lot of benefits for healthy hair." —Mq0689

    Get it from Under Armour for $28 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    51. A chic personalized planner for anyone whose love language is knowing precisely where they are going to be three Thursdays from now at 3 p.m.

    A pale pink and marble patterned planner with a first name at the top

    Each of these fully customizable planners comes with blank weekly and monthly pages for a full year, so they can start it whenever they want — *plus* a bonus page full of event stickers for fun.

    Get it from Zazzle for $21.95, and check out the rest of Zazzle's personalized planners for more designs.

    52. A customizable Glossier Balm Dotcom trio gift set full of ultra-hydrating, gorgeously subtle colors you can hand-pick for that friend who's *never* caught dead without a lip balm on hand.

    Three glossier balms in berry, mango, and cherry

    Promising review: "Buy this! Buy them all! I got the original to begin with and ended up buying the trio set days later because of how amazing it is. Now I have fourt tubes in different scents and I regret nothing. Even my husband is in love with the original and the mint! The birthday is super subtly shimmery and the rose is a barely there tint (honestly BARELY THERE). A little does go a long way so don't worry about the price tag. You will be using these tubes for a while and loving every second of it." —Devon

    Get it from Glossier for $30 (originally $36; available in eight shades).

    53. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: A Book-To-Table Classic, a hybrid book and cookbook that incorporates Martha Stewart's recipes based on the text within the actual story. The Austenite in your life is gonna lose their marbles (and hopefully cook for you).

    The blue cover of the book with white text and flower detail
    Puffin Books

    My mom got me one of these for my birthday, and I'm a lazy monster so I haven't cooked out of it, but my STARS is it gorgeous. I leave it on my coffee table, but unlike other coffee table books, I actually read out of this one. The pictures are so beautiful and soothing. 11/10 would choose to live inside of it if I could.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.59 for from Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $23.

    54. A DIY hot sauce making kit with guided instructions to help you start tailoring your *chef's kiss* perfect sauce, letting you experiment with spice levels and flavors with guided recipes so later you can go forth and make hot sauces all by your spicy self.

    Six bottles of hot sauce with labels on them that were made from the kit

    Each kit comes with ingredients and instructions to make six different hot sauces based on guided recipes, and includes the bottles and cute lil' stickers to put on them when you're done.

    Promising review: "Lifetime of hot sauce. The very informative instructions not only guide you through making a few (very delicious!) hot sauces for now, they also teach you how to make them with your own ingredients in the future." —Gigi

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $35.

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