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52 Gifts That Will Make Their Lives A Little Easier

This year, give the gift of under-$30 AirPod dupes, a memory foam seat cushion, and a bath caddy so well-equipped they may never leave the tub again.

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.

1. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have nearly 40,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds so they can multitask to their heart's content without ever getting tangled in their headphone wires. These are also a great option for people working out at home who want to listen to bops without blasting Rihanna through the whole house.

These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since they don't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cell phone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

2. A Friends-themed tumbler that's the real epitome of "I'll Be There For You" — this will keep their drinks hot for up to four hours and cold for up to 18.

A purple tumbler with a frame that says "How you doin'?" in the middle of it
Box Lunch

Get it from Box Lunch for $11.94 (originally $19.90).

3. A chic rose gold rechargeable electric lighter your candle-loving friend can use to replace all their old gas ones. This one is not only pretty, 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).

4. A Geekey multi-tool, which 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 is a whole lot.

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

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.

5. A waterproof Bluetooth shower speaker with a hook that attaches right to their curtains or a suction cup to stick it on their tiles, so they can listen to their favorite news podcasts or get their groove on first thing in the morning., Amazon

Psst — you can also taking this hiking or camping in the rain and strap it right to your backpack, or use it by the pool!

Promising review: "I bought this portable Insmy Bluetooth speaker because I needed one that I could use in my shower plus when it rains I could use it outside and not worry if it got wet because of its waterproof rubber covering. I also like that you can plug a SD card into it and listen to MP3s that you have on your smartphone or got off your computer. The sound is the best part of this speaker, it produces a nice rich HD sound and is not tinny like other portable speakers. It comes with a charging cable and it can be hung or be carried with the adjustable lanyard that's attached to it. Pairing via Bluetooth is very easy to do to your smartphone, computer, etc. All in all I am very pleased with this Insmy Bluetooth shower speaker and the sound it produces." —John S.

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in six colors).

6. An adorably encouraging daily planner they can fill out throughout the course of each day — a super cute gift for the friend who likes to keep organized.

A blank page of the planner

Each planner comes with 50 tear-off sheets the size of a standard piece of paper.

Promising review: "Love the layout of this, it's the best layout I have seen yet! Bought as a gift but loved it so much I kept it. Sturdy paper, love that it's not so much a year's planner but a fun and organized daily schedule generator. I also use a yearly planner but I will never be without this! I can write out all the details on this that won't fit on yearly planner and rip off the page and take it with me. Love love love it!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

7. Plus a set of eye-popping fine-point pens designed for planners and journals that will not only delight them with their easy gliding, but also the way they never bleed through pages.

Fine point pens in 18 different colors

Promising review: "I bought these pens during quarantine, not expecting much, considering they are quite inexpensive. I've used well-known brand marker/pens in the past, and didn't want to pay much for markers I'd use for coloring. I was concerned about the tips bending or bleeding, but I was completely wrong and am very satisfied with this product! They do not bleed, and the tips are strong and thin. I use these pens for coloring, hand-lettering, and note-taking, and they're exactly what I was looking for! The only regret I have is that I did not order the larger pack with more colors!!" —Michael Fanizzi

Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $7.99.

8. A mug warmer to keep their coffee piping hot long after they brew it, so they can stop drinking it cold every time their morning slips into the time-space-caffeine continuum.

A mug of coffee on top of the black mug warmer pad

Promising review: "I am currently working from home and I make tea at every hour of every day. I used to own a Mr. Coffee and had lost it during transition of moving so I HAD to get another one. I’m so glad that I did because now my tea stays warm throughout work. There is no adjustment to high and low but I prefer things simple. You just switch it on and it stays on. The plate gets pretty hot which makes my cup hot at the bottom. No issue for me because I don’t have children. I prefer warm tea over piping hot or freezing cold. This little device is my best friend and it’s great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves a 'just right' cup of anything." —Cecy R.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

9. A lovely-smelling Star Wars hand sanitizer so both the Force *and* the germ-killing ethyl alcohol can be with them.

A row of mini hand sanitizers with keychain loops

Available in Darth Vader (black tea), C3PO (amber and ginseng), Chewbacca (coconut), and Yoda (cedarwood and lime).

Get it from Firebox for $8 (available in four characters).

Psst — you can also get a Disney villain hand sanitizer in Ursula, Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, or the Evil Queen!

10. A Wi-Fi-connected movie projector that easily converts any wall, both indoor and outdoor, into a personal theater. Once they sync it with a device like their phone or laptop, they can use it to project their fave Disney movies, at-home workouts, and even to play video games outside after the sun goes down.,

Promising review: "This projector has been an amazing addition to our quarantine life at home. Who needs the movies when you have this. The volume is actually really good and the Wi-Fi is helpful. We hook up our Direct TV, Fire Stick, etc, and it all works great with great picture! We’ve been having a blast moving the movies home." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $164.76.

11. A dainty beaded face mask chain to keep their mask on their person while they're driving in the car between errands.

Firefly Feeling Bright/Etsy

Firefly Feeling Bright is a Florida-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in artisanal jewelry.

Promising review: "Love this beaded mask chain! Arrived quickly. I get many compliments every time I wear it. Perfect for work where I have to wear a mask while for long periods of time." —Meredith Pollack

Get it from Firefly Feeling Bright on Etsy for $7.

12. An automatic pet feeder with slots for five days worth of food so they can "set it and forget it," and their pet can acclimate to a feeding schedule instead of just woofing the equivalent of "hey, hoomon, FEED ME" every time they think it's dinner o'clock.

A dog eating out of a gray food dispenser on the floor

Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this feeder. The batteries are lasting forever. Literally, it's been years and they're still going. With this feeder I know that Elliot is fed every day like clockwork. He doesn't ever bug me for food, since he doesn't associate me with getting fed anymore. I can also leave for a couple days (for a weekend for example) and not have to worry about him getting his food. Truly a set it and forget it product, couldn't be better. I recommend this product to friends all the time." —Peter D

Get it from PetSmart for $44.95 (originally $64.99).

13. A bathtub caddy that will turn their bathroom into an oasis. Pinot? Poured. Candle? Lit. That travel series where Zac Efron wears a ton of beanies? Queued. Now all they have to do is calmly explain to their loved ones that they live in a tub now.

Reviewer image of a wooden bath caddy holding an iPad, washcoth, plant, candle, wine glass, bath salts

Not only is it size-adjustable to accommodate different tubs, it comes equipped with a wineglass holder, edges that safely prop up a book or tablet, a candle holder, and extra space for whatever else their cozy heart desires.

Promising review: "When I placed my order for this tray I looked at the pics but did not realize how really cool this piece is. The ability to change the size is great, but I just love the different trays that are removable as well as the ability to put my phone and a Kindle in 'safe' areas of the tray. I found a perfect place for my TV remote should I want to watch TV and not read. I just got it and used it last night but it appears to be well-made, balanced, and offers versatility for the things you may want at your fingertips when taking a luxurious bath!" —SindiMcG

Get it from Amazon for $44.97+ (available in seven colors).

14. A Baby Yoda dishwasher magnet for *that* friend who can't get enough of him. This lil' bub is reversible, so they'll always know whether the dishes in the dishwasher are "clean" or "dirty" and avoid any dirty dish-related mishaps.

Viva La Magia/Etsy

Viva La Magia is a Texas-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in Disney-themed earrings, pop grips, stickers, magnets, and more.

Promising review: "Shipment arrived faster than I expected! The magnet is nice and thick, high quality, and super cute!! I am very happy with this purchase." —aemellen1

Get it from Viva La Magia on Etsy for $12.99 (psst — this item ships for free!).

15. A super popular time-marked water bottle that comes in a bajillion different colors to help motivate them to stay hydrated. Come for the fun colors, but stay for the super handy flip top lid and silicone, leakproof spout that actually makes drinking water seem — dare I say — fun?,

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 on Amazon for $16.99 (available in 13 colors).

16. A toilet night-light so they can navigate to the bathroom without stubbing their toe on 86 things or turning on the overhead light and confusing their poor brain into thinking it's daytime.

A toilet glowing blue

This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet night light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Lee R. Gurr

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

17. A memory foam seat cushion for their tushy so effective at relieving pressure from their tailbone you might just be tempted to buy one for yourself after hearing them sing its praises nonstop.

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.

18. A see-through toaster, so they can watch their toast get to their *precise* level of preferred toastiness and finally have the kind of breakfast they deserve. TBH, they'll cancel their Netflix account, this is the new TV.


Promising review: "I LOVE THIS TOASTER! It makes great toast. I can’t believe that I’ve gotten so excited over a toaster. I haven’t been able to find a durable, reasonably priced toaster that could accommodate long slices or bagels, etc. Additionally, I have had to be gluten-free for the last 10 years and gluten-free bread has to be carefully toasted in order to be good. All the toasters I have ever owned had those fragile, thin wires that heat up and glow to toast the bread. And when they broke, which they inevitably did, the bread toasted unevenly. THIS TOASTER has unique coils in the bottom, so that you would expect unevenly toasted bread. BUT NO! It’s the most perfectly toasted bread I’ve had in 30 years." —Byron Trist

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in four colors).

19. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription for that friend who's always Gilmore Girls level of caffeinated, and can't ever seem to stay fully stocked — this will send them a different gourmet coffee from around the world every month, along with tasting notes, brewing instructions, and a postcard from the country it's from.

A cup of brewed coffee next to a french press

Promising review: "My order was promptly filled and delivered and the recipient could not have been happier! He received the first bag of coffee and is really enjoying it! This made a great birthday gift and I would definitely use this company again." —Donna F.

Get a three-month gift subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $60.

20. Plus a compact milk frother to make everything they drink taste like it was lovingly handcrafted by a barista *without* actually having to put pants on and drag themselves to Starbucks.


Plus, it's teensy for storing and cleans with a quick stream of hot running water! We love a convenient appliance!!

Promising review: "I’m a barista at Starbucks so obviously I know how I like my coffee. For a while I was using an immersion blender to froth my milk for my morning cup of coffee but it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do. I finally bought this frother and I’m so so happy with it!! It doesn’t need to be plugged in so it takes up way less space. It is a lot quieter than the blender, and I can use any size cup I want because the frother is so small. Not only can I heat up my milk for a hot coffee, but I can also use it just the same with cold milk for my iced coffee!! Highly recommend this product!!" —Heather Michael

Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in 10 colors).

21. A pocket-sized Tile Mate so they'll never lose anything to a couch cushion again — they can easily attach it to their keys, purse, or even their pet and easily find them when they're lost. All they have to do is connect the Tile Mate to the Tile app on their phone, and if they misplace something, the app will find it in a snap (and even make the Tile Mate "ring" so they'll be able to hear it under the bed where the cat has hidden it — big mood).

A white square Tile Mate attached to a key ring

Promising review: "Great item for finding my dog when she decides to fall asleep somewhere in the house and we can’t find her (Tile is on her collar). To top it off, she’s lost most of her hearing so she doesn’t hear me calling her. The noise of the Tile is loud enough to wake her up from her slumber and she comes wandering out from her hiding spot wondering what the noise is. Saves from turning the house inside out looking for her. LOL." —Bill

Get it from Tile for $24.99.

22. A "sport-brella," which is an SPF 50+ maneuverable personal umbrella with a universal clamp that'll latch onto any chair they own. Boom, instant shade no matter where they've parked their human self, whether it's the porch, the beach, or the park.,

Psst — a lot of reviewers swear by this for easy hands-free shade solutions for strollers and wheelchairs as well!

Promising review: "I originally bought this about three years ago and my husband used it and liked it so much recently with all the 'COVID driveway happy hours' he bought an additional one for him. It is easy to maneuver and angle to block the sun, but non-intrusive. It is easy to fold and replace in the carrying case. It is worth every penny." —Sarah B.

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

23. A weekly pill organizer designed with push-through silicone lids so they can easily organize their pills at the beginning of the week without worrying about knocking it over while the lids are all open. Each pod also has a magnetized base, so they can easily remove it and replace it if they're on the move.

A set of seven transparent pill bottles with blue and green silicone lids dividing day and night propped on a gray magnetic holder
The Grommet

The silicone lids are super secure, but also designed for gentle and easy opening and closing to account for users with dexterity issues.

Promising review: "I take nine prescriptions every day between my morning and nights. Add supplements to that and it equals a lot of pills. Until I found these, I wasn’t able find any organizer large enough. After I got and used the first of this organizer, I immediately ordered a second. I only have to set my meds up twice a month and they stay fresh, handy and neat. And when traveling, you can leave the rack at home and just toss the individual modules in your suitcase with no fear of them opening and dumping your meds all over your clothes. I highly recommend this system." —Bernice

Get it from The Grommet for $34.95 or from Amazon for $34.99.

24. A sparkling-wine saver that will keep their bubblies bubbling, so they can pop a bottle any day of the week without worrying about wasting the leftovers. (Psst — this gift pairs well with an actual bottle of bubbly, wink wink, nudge nudge.)

A model securing the stopper on a bottle
Amazon / Via

I purchased one of these at the aggressive behest of a friend, and it's LEGIT. I told myself I was a Red Wine Lady my whole life because it was easier to save for later, but now that I don't live in constant fear of wasting the bubbly stuff, I am an All Wine Lady and have finally achieved my truest form.

Promising review: "I purchased this stopper after seeing one being used at a local wine tasting event. I enjoy sparkling wines, but either have to drink the whole bottle myself before it gets flat (ugh) or throw it out (terribly wasteful). This product was the answer to my problem! It is very easy to use and keeps my sparkling beverage fresh and bubbly! Definitely a must!" —MKC

Check out BuzzFeed's review of the wine saver here!

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

25. A lightweight faux-leather tote so versatile and roomy, it'll last them through every season. Plus, it's got a cheeky side pocket they can use for backup face masks if they're on the go.


Promising review: "LOVE THIS TOTE!!! You know when you spend a lot of money on a purse and you get compliments, and it totally validates the $$$ you spent? Multiply those comments by 10, and that's what I got with this purse...for under $20. I get compliments from dudes, it's that cute. Soft and fuzzy on the inside, clean lines on the outside. Straps are a little narrow, but they honestly haven't been an issue. I'm at the point now I'm going to order more colors...and not feel guilty." —Army of J

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 48 colors).

26. Plus a purse organizer insert they can easily slide into any bag, from a tote to a designer dig, for instant pockets to organize their life. Another perk? If they're switching out their purse, all they have to do is slide the organizer out and pop it in with all their stuff raring to go.

Bonus: this also stops the inside liner of their purse from getting dirty if anything happens to explode (been there, cleaned the Panera butter packet out of that).

Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this item!!! I love it so much I bought it again, in a different color, for another bag. It keeps your handbag clean, organized and maintains its value!!! They fit perfectly inside all of my bags, and when I want to keep the same color organizer, all I have to do is lift it up and place it in another bag. It already has everything I need and I don’t have to reorganize!!! If you like to keep your handbags clean and organized this is the BEST invention ever!!!" —Jamie R.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five sizes and 16 colors).

27. A contoured sleep mask designed to alleviate pressure from their eyes and plunge them into total delicious darkness, while staying put on their head without any Velcro snagging in their hair. A lot of 20-minute power naps are about to turn into three-hour sleep-a-paloozas, y'all.,

Promising review: "BUY IT. Trust me. I haven’t been on a 'sleep mask journey' for the perfect one like many others have but I read millions of reviews & when I saw the one for this mask I was sold. It is the BEST sleep mask. It’s so soft and smooth. It’s like memory foam so when you press on it it comes back up, but conforms to you and your face. Side sleepers: (that’s me) it NEVER MOVES! It stays on great. OH and there’s no Velcro sticking to your hair, YAY! It’s a simple band that can move to make it loose or tighter. The eye part doesn’t look deep, but trust me you CAN open your eyes with it on. It’s pitch black relief. It’s the best mask you’ll get, trust me." —Kendra

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three colors).

28. A cup cozy pillow designed to stay the heck put on their bed, couch, or even your car, so they can have a safe place to stash their morning coffee, LaCroix cans, and snacks.

A brown cushion with three holes for cups and mugs

Promising review: "This pillow is awesome. We have a couch with no table next to it so guests had a hard time with their drinks when they wanted to put them down. This worked wonderfully. We mostly use it for drinks but you can put snacks, pen and tablet or other items in it so it's easy to grab and holds items without worry of a drink spilling or items falling off the couch. We're very happy we found this item!" —Karen Catania

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

29. A wireless weather forecaster with temperature, humidity, *and* the future forecast, so they won't have to spend ten minutes in front of their closet every morning trying to account for every possible weather scenario Poseidon might throw at them.

Small square weather forecaster with color display showing temperature and forecast

Get it from Cabela's for $37.97 (originally $49.99).

30. A page holder so they they can be like "look, one hand!!", aka the parkour version of reading. Now their other hand is free to do important things like drink tea and eat cake.

A thumb looped into a rectangular wooden page holder keeping a book open

Psst — you can also customize this with up to 14 characters in three different fonts!

Promising review: "This little piece was sanded so well that it feels like velvet on your thumb! It's nice to be able to hold a book open without the hassle of using an extra hand. It hasn't done any damage to my pages or bothered my thumb while reading. I hesitated to buy this because it seemed like a want more than a need, but now that I have it, I see that I really needed it." —Daniela Pimentel

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

31. An adorable key cover for someone who has keys that all look a little bit *too* alike, or needs to differentiate their house keys from other people's (woof @ that one time I took my roommate's keys to work!!).

A black silicone cat on a keychain

Promising review: "Very easy to put on my key. Makes it very easy and fast to find the correct key." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

32. A cuff bracelet for elastic hair ties, so they can keep theirs at the ready without getting indentations all over their wrists.

Reviewer with a silver bangle that has a gray hairtie in it

Promising review: "Bought this bracelet for my sister-in-law for Christmas and had other relatives all in a tizzy wanting one of their own. The metal's very sturdy, so it doesn't become deformed or warp even if you exert a good amount of pressure on it. The hair tie that's included was a good strength, too. Can be a bit tricky to nudge the hair tie into the groove, but once it's in place it stays there well." —deweybird

Get it from Amazon for $28.44+ (available in four finishes).

33. A streak-free anti-fog spray they can quickly apply to eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields to prevent them from fogging up while they're wearing a mask.

A reviewer image of a person wearing unfogged glasses with their face mask holding up the spray

Promising review: "Since the pandemic we (essential workers) are obviously wearing masks. Now doing so, our glasses are fogging up from our breath so I had to take action for myself and fix this issue. I have followed many ways to try and fix this issue but to avail — I gave up and thought I would give this product a try. I am so glad that I did as this has fixed the problem with my safety glasses fogging up on me. I definitely would recommend this product!" —Glen

Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

34. A body oil made with sweet almond, grapeseed, and vitamin E oil that won't just hydrate and moisturize their skin — shoutout to anyone whose hands are dry as heeeeck from washing this year — but will absorb without that greasy feeling other body oils have.

A bottle of body oil
Demi Naturals/Etsy

Demi Naturals is a Texas-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in hydrating skincare, including body oils, body butters, and body scrubs.

Promising review: "Just received, just opened, just fell in love. It’s such a beautiful scent, I’m a big fan of coconut and vanilla together and they complement each other so well in this oil. Doesn’t sit on top of the skin, absorbs well, very hydrating but not greasy. Thanks so much!" —Mackenzie Bancroft

Get it from Demi Naturals on Etsy for $12.25.

35. A buckle-less belt so all they have to do it pop it off when they have to use the bathroom, instead of doing a whole unbuckling song and dance.

A brown snap on belt on a pair of pants

Promising review: "I will never wear a regular belt again! This eliminates the buckle bulge that I hate so much, saves the hassle of buckling and unbuckling, and doesn't get worn out the way that regular belts do from constantly being buckled and unbuckled. It's a bit like a horizontal suspender, but looks better." —K. K. Wise

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes and five colors).

36. A dual-sided device cleaner with two sides — one with an antimicrobial-treated cleaning solution to clear off the grime, and another with a soft polishing buffer to make it gleam.

One side dispenses a cleaning solution that kills bacteria, and the other side polishes the surface off so it looks nice and shiny.

Promising review: "Saw a friend at work using this; she showed me and I had to have one. I wasn't disappointed. Gets all the gunk off my phone, iPad, computer screens, and my kids' Kindles. Getting these for gifts this year. Awesome." —kevin

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

37. A stoneware utensil and tablet holder so they can easily follow online recipes on a tablet (or, TBH, stream Schitt's Creek while making dinner).

A utensil holder with an iPad propped on it

Promising review: "As a kitchen utensil and tablet holder, the design is something you will want to display, but the function is gold. Trying to find somewhere to wedge a laptop and not interfere with the meal prep process or trying to use a tablet that wasn't always falling over or onto the floor was extremely trying. Having to keep walking across the kitchen while following a recipe is annoying at best and not a solution. On first use of this product, I'm happy to say those days are gone! The well is large enough to fit the necessary cooking utensils, or flowers if you like, along with a shelf that securely holds a tablet in place, yet remains compact enough not to interfere with meal prep at all. And having the convenience of your recipe at the right height and the right place — I cannot recommend this piece highly enough. Very well done!" —Mike

Get it from UncommonGoods for $60.

38. A heated electric blanket so warm and cozy that oops, they might just hibernate in it for the entirety of winter. (This is also a great gift for anyone trying to save money on their heating bill at night!)

A red blanket draped on a chair

It has three temperature settings and automatically shuts off after four hours. The fabric is machine-washable so it'll be easy to maintain.

Promising review: "Everyone at my office is jealous. Heats up quickly. The three settings are all good and far enough apart that you can definitely tell that there are multiple settings. Very easy to use, and it holds heat really well. I’m in love with this blanket." —28187

Get it from Amazon for $47.99.

39. A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder for an absurdly cute storage option for their keys. I dare them to forget anything that's dangling from this lil' cloud.

A minimalist cloud magnet tacked to a wall holding two sets of car keys

Promising review: "One of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now. Hasn't lost any magnetism." —Makenah

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

40. A Squatty Potty, one of those internet-famous stools they can put at the base of their toilet to prop their feet up on while they ~go~. The placement helps align their colon to make the process a whole lot easier and faster — like, 20 seconds compared to several minutes! — so they don't end up watching all of TikTok while they're waiting themselves out.

A model sitting on the toilet with their feet propped up on the white stool underneath it

Psst — a lot of reviewers with chronic constipation and other gastrointestinal issues that get them ~backed up~ swear by this!

Promising review: "This thing provided relief INSTANTLY! I have to take pain meds for severe back problems, which means I get blocked easily...even if I am on a liquid diet. The dreaded 24-hour prep process for colonoscopies takes 48 hours and twice the prep for me and there may still be stuff left over because my body hates pooping these days. It normally takes an hour or more before I just have to give up and use a suppository or enema. I take massive amounts of chewable gummy fiber, eat enough vegetables for my entire family, and drink water as if I were an ocean least 8-10 glasses a day (usually more...much more). If I drink coffee, I have to pee but that's about it. And I pee a lot with all that water. This stool is the FIRST thing that made this process easier. It arrived in its own box. I must be special. I unwrapped its plastic and placed it in its new glorious position. Then I decided, 'What the heck, let's give it a go!' AND I DID! No struggling. No squirming. No straining. No squeezing. No grimacing. No difficulty. Just GO! THANK YOU GOD!" —NoneYa

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

41. A compact, high-speed portable charger compatible with Galaxy phones, iPhones, iPads, and AirPods that's so light it won't even feel like it's in their bag.

A black charging bank connected to a phone

Promising review: "I ordered this after using my sister's while waiting at an appointment. Now I wouldn't leave the house without it. It is worth the money and small enough to carry in a pocketbook or bag. It goes everywhere with me now and it has saved me. It is worth every penny. I've even been so impressed that I bought four more for Christmas gifts and an extra for me." —Natalie Marrino

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

42. A bamboo cutting board with mats that are not only color-coded, but have a little label with different food groups, so they can keep track of what has touched what during meal prep.

A cutting board with six colorful inserts on the inside

Promising review: "I absolutely love this cutting board! This board is the best of both worlds: you get a sturdy bamboo base, with interchangeable color-coded covers so you don't cross-contaminate! Plus, they even have cute little icons on them, so you never forget which color is for what kind of food product. Also makes for easier clean-up and the ability to use just one cutting board while preparing a meal, without having to repeatedly wash it between items!" —Pegasus

Get it from Amazon for $28.49.

43. A seat gap filler so they will never again have to sacrifice a beloved french fry and/or their phone to the abyss between the seat and the console.

A black seat filler wedged between a seat and car console

These Drop Stop seat gap fillers were originally featured on Shark Tank!

Promising review: "I have bought about six of these for myself and friends/family. Cell phones, wallets, keys, change, and everything else doesn't fall through. I will not have another car without it. I was in a friend's car, and my phone dropped through the seat. He got a Drop Stop the next day." —kellen

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $22.99.

44. A John Frieda hot air brush for the kind of blowout they can usually only get in a salon — the ceramic protects their hair and makes it ✨shine✨, and the ion helps significantly reduce frizz.


Read our review of John Frieda hot air brush!

Promising review: "This is a total game-changer for people like me with wavy hair that always gives me a disheveled appearance or the appearance that I just don't care. I do care, I just do not have the coordination or patience to figure out how to 'do' my hair. I've tried products, brushes, and different styles. This came in the mail today. I showered and washed my hair. I dried my hair for maybe 90 seconds with my hair dryer to get it about 80% dry. (I have medium/shoulder length hair.) I turned this on, and it was magical. My hair dried and finished in a matter of a few minutes. I was so taken aback by the change this made, I called everyone I knew. My 15-year-old niece said it looked like I had just left the salon! Simple old me giving myself a salon quality hairdo. The results held all day. Where has this been all my life? I love this and will be buying one for my sister and niece. Awesome!" —Michelle Fetter

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes).

45. A chic electric kettle to make it *that* much easier to boil water in a pinch, whether they're using it for tea or oatmeal or boxed mac and cheese 😋.

A model pouring water out of the transparent glass electric kettle into a tea cup

Promising review: "I bought this kettle based on the recommendation of a friend, and we love it. It’s large enough to handle our family’s needs — or my tea habit....and looks nice enough to leave out all the time. Water boils quickly, it is easy to clean, and I like the fact that the kettle is glass." —S.D.C.

Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

46. A rapid egg cooker so versatile, it can cook eggs in five different ways, all just using the steam from the water they can measure into the machine. Your "breakfast for dinner!!!" friend just met their dream appliance.


I've owned one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years, and especially love it during quarantine — it simplifies breakfast because I know no matter what weird assortment of groceries I'm working with, there are precooked eggs to add some protein to it (I like mine medium-boiled 🍳). Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume and sing a little song instead!

Promising review: "You know those objects that are totally unnecessary, but you see them and fall in love and live forever in happiness with your random kitschy thing? This is that thing. I saw this egg cooker on a BuzzFeed list and, even though I am a fully functioning adult who has never had trouble cooking eggs before in my life, I knew I had to have it. I have not been disappointed. It makes especially lovely, perfectly round omelets with minimal cleanup required. Hard and soft boiled eggs cook evenly and taste great. The poached eggs are tender and melt in your mouth over toast." —Sonnet A. Fitzgerald

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

47. A white noise machine that makes a constant pfshhhhhh sound or nature sounds all night, helping mask outside noises like car traffic and their neighbor watching The Office at 3 a.m.

The white noise machine on a nightstand

This compact machine has six noise modes: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. You can either have it make the noise continuously until you shut it off, or designate it to make noise for 15, 30, or 60 minutes.

Promising review: "I can't decide which sound is my favorite — but I definitely like the option to change up the sound every few months. This makes it a lot easier to sleep (especially when I have noisy roommates who stay up late or get up early) and I like that there is a timer, so I don't have to leave it on all night. This is exactly what I wanted!!" —KC

Get it from Amazon for $20.08.

48. An Amazon Echo Show 5 enabled with a camera screen for calls, so they can keep the whole fam connected for some socially distanced cross-country chats.

A person on the screen of an Amazon Echo Show 5 on a video call with their family from the other end

Similar to other Alexa-enabled devices, the Echo Show 5 responds to voice commands and can be synced with Audible, Amazon Music, Amazon Video, and other apps and programs like Spotify, iTunes, and NPR.

Promising review: "I bought these for my mother, brother's family and mine for Christmas. Figured it was a quick way to communicate between Michigan and Indiana where everyone is spread out over. Usage was so-so the first few months, but now it's at least once a day. Thank you for coming up with such a simple product that does so much to keep my family connected face-to-face in these times!" —mike

Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

49. An air fryer that can cook so many different dishes using the power of rapid air technology that it'll spoil them for other methods of cooking forever. Perfectly crisped french fries, veggies, and chicken wings in less than 20 minutes — no oil required.