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    34 Gifts For The Most Awkward People In Your Life

    They'll thank you in the only way they know how. Awkwardly.

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    1. A pair of knee socks for anyone who feels like they're literally being eaten alive every time they talk to relatives on the phone.

    Promising review: "I got this to give as a white elephant gift for Christmas, it was a hit! So much that I ended up ordering another pair for my wife (since they got 'stolen' from her in the game). She loves them. They got quite the laugh at the party." —C&J

    Get them from Amazon for $10 (available in 10 styles).

    2. A plush heart with the face of someone who just said "I love you" and got an "aw" back — so basically this toy will really be able to relate to your friend. Just let them hug it out.


    Promising review: "I got this little guy for my girlfriend for Christmas and she loves it. The stitching of the cute face and veins are remarkable, and six months of holding, throwing, and cat scratches hasn't given the plush any noticeable wear nor tear. This heart is a tough one!" —Marcus

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    3. A polyjuice potion mug that'll come to their aid when they literally want to morph into a disguise after accidentally calling their boss "mom."


    Just don't let them accidentally take a piece of their boss's hair. That could get confusing.

    Promising review: "If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is a must-have for your collection. Was afraid it might break during shipping, but it arrived packaged quite nicely and in one piece. The detail on the front is really nice — looks a little vintage, too." —Betty B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A brain or crystal ball pin, because if they're not already actively repressing an awkward memory they should see another one coming., Etsy

    Promising review: "Beautifully designed, great finish, and fantastic quality. If you purchase from this shop, you'll definitely get a long-lasting, eye catching pin ❤." —Adriana Lara

    Get the brain pin from Amazon for $9.95 and the crystal ball pin from Danielle Sylvan on Etsy for $13 (available in two colors).

    5. A Tamagotchi On so they finally have the perfect excuse to stay in whenever invited to go out — "it's just hard to leave my pet home alone. They need me."

    Urban Outfitters

    They can feed it, clean up after it (welp), help it make friends, travel, and more! It comes with an exclusive land and two exclusive characters — plus, they can interact with other players through the app!

    Promising review: "I can't stress enough how cute the new Tamagotchi ON is — I got the purple one and I have been hooked since I've gotten it. You can connect it to the app on your phone and meet other tamas, get married and have babies, and expand your family tree, y'all!" —whirly

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $60 (available in three colors) or from Amazon for $59 (available in five colors).

    6. A pack of work-related affirmation cards to make sure they have words of encouragement every time they think they'd rather just quit than go to another "encouraged" happy hour.


    Promising review: "Of course, I use these at work. Things like this can sometimes be to corny, or plain and boring. This product is none of those things! They’re funny and witty. People in other offices drop in just to get a daily card. They're a fun and lighthearted way to bring some good vibes into the work place. If I find more in this series by the same company I would confidently buy more. The card material is also good quality. There is nothing cheap about the look and feel. I highly recommend!" —sevenheads

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $12.71.

    7. A screaming goat figurine for helping them release their anguish whenever their cubicle mate asks about their weekend. I mean there's only so much one can endure.


    Promising review: "This little piece of screaming plastic has created an excellent outlet for resolving frustrations in our home. Every time a conflict or struggle arises we push the little goat, get a gratifying screech, chuckle and move on throughout our day. No regrets on purchasing this. When you get one get four or five because you're going to want to share with family and friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.75.

    To learn more about this, er, memorable gift, check out "If You Need A Quick And Easy Gift, This Screaming Goat Is The Answer".

    8. A stress relief toy that'll help them emit every feeling felt when asked to do a group presentation.

    Promising review: "I love these little slime eggs. I got these and gave them to my fellow co-workers to try out and they all got the biggest kick. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a fun gag gift, or know someone who loves these type of things. I would buy more of these come the holidays." —Holly Proper-Plaat

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. A set of oversized sunglasses, because these are essential for them to successfully avoid eye contact — even on the subway. Wow the ceiling is so interesting...

    Promising review: "These are such great sunglasses! I am very particular about my sunglasses, but decided to give it a whirl and I am SO happy I did. I've gotten so many compliments on them! They are on the larger side, the black tint hides your eyes some, but not totally, and they are flat which I think is unique! They are very comfortable and do their job of keeping the brightness out of my eyes. Great purchase!" —JPlattinum

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 13 colors).

    10. A fleece blanket with sleeves to give them a huge, cuddly hug at the end of the day when it seems like the world just isn't feeling them. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM, AWKWARD AND ALL.


    It also has a pocket for hiding their favorite snacks.

    Promising review: "These blankets are so soft and comfortable! It's like wrapping yourself in a hug that doesn't mind if you do other things with your hands while it reminds you what love feels like. 10/10 would buy again." —Brian

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in nine patterns and three styles)..

    11. A Bob Ross bobblehead figure who can say ten different famous quotes so they feel better about all of their happy little accidents. They should probably keep this at their desk so it's always ~on hand~ when they hit "reply all".

    It also comes with a mini easel book featuring 30 of Ross's landscape works!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife thinking of the holidays, but gave it to her a bit early since she had a cold. She immediately started to feel better and totally loves the bobblehead and the book. Once again, Bob Ross saves the day." —Samsland

    Get it from Amazon for $9.48.

    12. A set of double-sided mask coasters with nose holes for *covering up* their real expression at a party, which is horror.

    Promising review: "For such a simple idea, this has to be one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Our friends simply could not stop laughing! Seriously, we were all on the floor with these silly little half masks on." —Eugene Artemyeff

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A leather coin purse that'll give them a quick, easy-to-reach place to throw their change when paying at a cashier. No more, "THERE IS ONE PERSON BEHIND ME, I BETTER START PANICKING" the minute they get the receipt.


    Promising review: "This is an awesome, genuine leather coin purse! It is constructed extremely well and has a wonderful zipper that will last. I had recently purchased so-called leather — it was extremely poorly put-together and a huge disappointment. This one met all my expectations." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine colors).

    14. A contemplative phone case, because this'll reflect exactly what your friend is going through as they decide whether to text their crush "hi" or "hello." Decisions....


    Promising review: "I LOVE the design and was surprised how great the quality is! I’ve already dropped my phone a couple of times and it hasn’t scratched or chipped! I have no complaints and will be ordering from Society6 much more!" —AbiGayle M.

    Get it from Envy Art on Society6 for $26.99 (originally $35.99; available in sizes iPhone 4–iPhone 11, Galaxy S6–S8, and in both "slim" and "tough" designs).

    15. A sloth coloring book so they'll remember to slow down and de-stress after a hard day of failed interactions. Will they find this therapeutic after hugging their interviewer, instead of shaking hands? Yes.


    Promising review: "I ordered this as a gift for a friend who loves sloths. They absolutely adored it, and have been sending me pictures of the completed colored pages. The designs are a variety of simple and fairly complex images, but they're all fun and fanciful. This is definitely a great buy for anyone who loves sloths, coloring, or both!" —Katie Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A helpful sound button to stop them in their tracks every time they start to say "you too" to the waiter. They really need you to save them from themselves.


    Promising review: "As a substitute teacher, I use the 'no' button quite often to politely deny students' requests to use their iPods and cell phones during class periods. The 10 different ways that the button says 'no' is not only humorous to me and sometimes to the students, but is also effective. I recommend this to all parents, teachers, and others." —Paiute

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    17. A dino food holder for letting them know they're allowed to be an awko taco for the rest of their life. Unfortunately, the memories will never go extinct.


    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. You’d think I bought this for my three-year-old son, but you would be wildly mistaken. I bought this for myself and my 30-year-old boyfriend and we have enjoyed delicious tacos out of our ferocious friends. A must-have if you love life and tacos." —Jocelyn Reese

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    18. A helpful book that'll give them a list of crafts to do with their cat, who ironically probably judges them the most. Still better than dealing with people.


    Promising review: "When I first saw this book, I thought it was a gag but was curious so I ordered it. I was completely and pleasantly surprised. I save my various animals' fur when I brush them, but have just zip-locked them and set aside as a memento when the sad day comes that you lose them. I've now got some amazing ideas on how to display the hair with love and affection. So amazing." —W. Armstrong

    Get it from Amazon for $13.46.

    19. An invisibility cloak, because this'll help them disappear (at least on the app) whenever they realize there aren't any dogs to talk to at a party. Interacting with humans is too risky...they could also just stand in the corner with this on and *pretend* no one can see them. Good enough, IMO.


    It comes with a table-top tripod so you can take quality pictures — then upload your picture to the app (available on both the Apple store and Google Play) and let it work its ~magic~.

    Promising review: "I am seriously blown away. My entire family is having a blast with this invisibility cloak. Hey even my husband wanted to give it a try; that's a major win in my book. The cloak is thick and long very well-made. The pacakage comes with a tripod for your phone and it was large enough to hold my Samsung Note 9." —Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

    20. A 3D cat sticker so they can have some decor that's all too relatable for people who make ~entering~ a conversation way weirder than it has to be.

    Promising review: "It looks just as pictured and it appears vivid and realistic. I have it on my white dishwasher and smile every time I see it." —Mary Mac

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.55 (available in two style combinations).

    21. A card game about Googling strange things to help them realize they're not the only one who wants to know if a monkey has ever touched a whale. But now this is the right place to actually ASK someone. Why did they ask your mom?!


    You'll get a card with the beginning of a Google search, like "do spiders really...". Everyone has two guesses of what the most popular ending is to that search. The closer your guess is, the more points you'll win!

    Promising review: "This is entertaining and funny with some of the answers you get. Won’t be disappointed." —Firebox Customer

    Get it from Firebox for $26.99.

    22. A set of prescription shot glasses for giving them the medicine they so desperately need every time they try to sing along to really any karaoke song. A for effort...?

    Promising review: "I purchased this for a friend going to medical school. This was meant to be a gag gift more than anything, but she loved it. The print is clear and legible on the shot glass labels, so everyone can see the faux prescription recommendation. Overall, this was a great buy and definitely worth it!" —debolds89

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. A body pillow that'll give them something better than the real thing, because they won't have to talk to it now or ever. AND they can call little spoon every night. Humans don't do that.

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised at this pillow. It is incredibly comfortable and does a great job at supporting your neck if your a side sleeper like me." —LovieLovoa

    Get it from Amazon for $34.17+ (available in eight colors).

    24. An honest T-shirt, because we're starting to notice a pattern every time our dear friend arrives. Why did they just ask the doorman if they come here often?!


    Promising review: "The shirt is super soft and cute! It’s a Christmas present, and I’m so excited to see my friends reaction to it! I think she will love it!" —jessicamascarenas1

    Get it from The Simply Said Store on Etsy for $17.95 (originally $24.99; available in sizes S–2X and two colors).

    25. A friendly notepad so they'll always have some encouragement when you're not immediately available. Now they'll be reminded it'll all be ok...even when they accidentally end a business call with saying "love you." Oh boy.


    Promising review: "I bought these for my wife as a pick-me-up because her office environment has been a little hostile lately. My wife and her coworkers loved them! They were a huge hit. I don’t think the pad lasted a week. They ran around giving them to one another as a joke for several days. Every office needs a little laughter and this was a really easy and inexpensive way to brighten up her office." —Jack Bones

    Get it from Amazon for $7 (available in 21 styles).

    26. A pair of unicorn slippers to give them something as magical as coming home after a long day of smiling and nodding. SWEET RELIEF.


    Promising review: "These are adorable — they look just like the picture! I ordered five pairs for a bridal party and they were a hit. They're really soft and surprisingly cushioned and comfortable." —Lina R.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes 4.5-9/10.5 and eight styles).

    27. An uncomfortable 2020 calendar for making them feel better about their own family — or maybe they have even worse pictures, IDK.


    Each month features a family photo of people who are probably doing their best, but are a little awkward nonetheless. But that's what makes 'em so darn lovable.

    Promising review: "Love it! Great way to start the day with a laugh. Have it on my desk at school and students love seeing it on the way into class as well. Great stocking stuffer for the holidays or gift to yourself!" —RYAN T KORZENIOWSKI

    Get it from Amazon for $12.03.

    28. A mini planter that'll lead to something truly beautiful when both this awkward turtle and yours will learn to grow together.

    Promising review: "It arrived intact and on time. The paint job is adorable and the little face is so amusing. If you're looking for a great little gift for your friends or yourself who like to have succulents, this is it." —vic

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 13 styles).

    29. A creative journal and activity book combination, because this'll help them unleash their strangest self without alarming the people around them.


    It's filled with creatures to color, lists, writing prompts, activities, and more!!

    Promising review: "I love this journal. It's quirky and inspiring — the little exercises make you think and bring you back in time. I am going to fill this out for my granddaughters to read about me one day — I hope it will inspire them to always be a bit weird and proud of it!" —Rossi Family

    Get it from Amazon for $12.30.

    30. A dramatic pen holder so they know YOU know every "let's open with some ice breakers!" is like a stab to their heart. It's also a great stress reliever when they're too afraid to ask Jan from accounting to LEAVE the A.C. ALONE.


    Promising review: "I love this. I have it on my work desk and I can stab at it any time I'm feeling the pressure from someone." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    31. A quirky knit beanie to accessorize this season with something that says, "non-stop awkward situations, but make it festive." This'll say it all the next time they call someone by the wrong name three flipping times in a row.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $14.99.

    32. A pair of personalized pet socks for making sure they have something comforting (and ADORABLE) to gaze at whilst staring at their feet all day. There's no place like home, especially when that means your dog and no people.

    Just upload an image (in high resolution) of their beloved pet in the "Customize Now" section and you'll be all set!

    Promising review: "I ordered a pair of socks for a friend who worships her dog. I was not sure if the socks would be fabulous, but I figured for $15, it wouldn't be the end of the world if they weren't. LOL! These socks are so fabulous! The picture of puppy Sophia Loren came out perfectly on the socks. Creating doggie socks will now be the gift I give everyone who has a dog!" —Kathy Posner

    Price: $14.97 (claims to fit one size; available in 25 colors, with or without text)

    33. A cotton T-shirt inspired by queen of all things fab and awkward, Tina Belcher, that'll let them know it's totally fine that they are absolutely someone who would fall in love with a ghost in a box. We've all been there...haven't we?

    Red Bubble

    You can get good ol' Jeff printed on the front or back!

    Get it from Bookishkate on Redbubble for $17.36 (available in sizes S–3XL).

    34. A doge coin purse, because now they'll have someone to join them in giving people the side eye when asked if the seat next to them is free.


    The rest of the car is EMPTY?!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love it. It's even better than the photo and adorable down to the lining on the inside. It can be used to carry money/coins but is large enough to fit small cosmetic items as well. I loved it so much I immediately placed an order for another. Can't wait to give the next one as a gift. I'm sure I'll order more." —Joanna B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.96 (available in 23 styles).

    When someone asks them an extremely simple question:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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