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    29 Cheap Things You Can Gift To A Friend (Or Yourself)

    The only real answer is to get two and match.

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    1. An adorable Baby Yoda mug that's ~smol~ and inspiring. They'll always be reminded of The Child whenever they sip a cup of coffee or tea.

    A white mug that says "smol but strong" and artwork featuring Baby Yoda carrying a dumbbell

    Promising review: "This mug (and others purchased) are exactly like they are in the picture and everything I wanted in a mug. I bought both to give away as Christmas presents but kept this one for myself!" —LookHuman Customer

    Get it from LookHuman for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A portable drink caddy, because they can enjoy beer or wine whenever they want, even if they're taking a bubble bath. Plus, what's better than having happy hour in the shower or tub?

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    Promising review: "I bought the portable cup holder for my friend for her birthday and she loved it! It provides a good seal and she loves drinking in her tub and pool. It made a great gift along with some nice wine and beer. Great gift and I would definitely buy again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in beer-friendly sizes as well).

    3. An adorable sticker that they'll love to decorate their laptop with.

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    3"x3" sticker from Shop BuzzFeed for $3.99.

    4. A pair of cozy socks for the avocado *and* yoga lover in your life. They can wear these babies with slippers or sneakers.

    Model wears green socks with avocados doing yoga poses

    Promising review: "Very well made. Perfect for that avocado lover in your life! I gave these as a gift and the recipient freaked out. 🥑"

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95 (fits adult shoe sizes 5—9).

    5. A giant scrunchie with a gorgeous print and comfy fit: They'll look so dang beautiful when they put their hair up in a bun or ponytail.

    Model wears a green printed super scrunchie
    Free People

    Promising review: "Love these scrunchies! They make my hair look so full and add so much style to my simple outfits. I ordered almost every color in the silk ones. The best!" —Free People Customer

    Get it from Free People for $12 (available in four colors).

    6. A pack of floral tea infusers, because they'll get to watch tea leaves ~bloom~ before drinking a cup of flavorful oolong or earl grey.

    Clear mugs with yellow and pink floral tea infusers inside of them
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    Promising review: "No tea leaves in my tea anymore. These little cuties are actually are more functional than cute. They strain teas nicely and the coasters makes it easy to enjoy quickly without the worry of drippings. Comes with set of four so everyone in my family enjoys having their own." —Amazon Customer

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A tie-dye yoga mat for days when they want to practice yoga in their living room or backyard. It absorbs sweat and helps prevent slipping, so they'll be able to easily move from pose to pose.

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    Promising review: "I received a Yoga Mate Towel as a gift from a friend who knows who badly I sweat when I workout. I don't glow, I drip. No, I create rivers! This towel helps keep my mat dry and I can use it to wipe off too. Nobody wants slimy hands when lifting kettle bells! It doesn't get sopping wet and it's super soft. Love the colors too. So, I bought one for my sister who plays tennis and works out with me sometimes." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in seven colors).

    8. A lightning bolt key ring, because they'll *finally* be able to find their keys without digging through their purse or bookbag for hours.

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    Promising review: "I bought this to finally replace the 100-pound tangle of keychains I'd been lugging around for years. It's very sleek and chic, but still helps my find my keys in the bottom of my purse and makes it easy to hold onto." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    9. A meme-centric art print to display over their couch, bed, or fireplace. They can treasure one of the most viral internet images of all time.

    An art print showing the viral woman yelling at a white cat meme from 2019

    Promising review: "I got the print as a Christmas present for my older brother since he’s obsessed with that meme (won’t know his reaction till after Christmas obviously), but I think it’s great. I did get the X-Large one but it’s still a bit bigger than I expected, in a good way. It arrived a day early so I was happy about that." —Society6 Customer

    Get it from Trishnagaara on Society6 for $18.39+ (available in five sizes).

    10. A "Cosmic Cutie" tee, because they need a ~stellar~ T-shirt that's comfy and stylish.

    Model wears white tee that says "Cosmic Cutie" in purple lettering
    Adorned by Chi

    Get it from Adorned by Chi for $26+ (available in sizes XS—4XL).

    11. A handwoven circle bag, so they can have a chic carrier for small essentials *and* an Insta-worthy accessory.

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    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my sister for our planned vacation to Mexico and it was perfect! The bag is exactly as pictured with really pretty fabric lining in the inside and came in a little tote that she even used to cart sunscreen and a book to the beach on her trip. So cute that I almost didn't want to gift it, and definitely borrowed it on the trip. I'm sure it will only be a matter of time until I buy myself one too!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (also available in white).

    12. A Friends photo frame mug that's a sweet throwback to the '90s and a fun memory keepsake. "I'll be there for you...🎶"

    A photo frame mug shaped like the famous purple doorway from Friends.

    Get it from Firebox for $16.99.

    13. A quirky cat candle that'll give a lil' light and reveal the ~purrfect~ surprise once it's done burning. (Oh hello, feline skeleton.)


    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift and it is awesome! It is cute as a candle and a piece of art after it melts. I would recommend as a quirky gift for a friend or an interesting discussion piece. It might also be fun to have an unused candle next to one that is burned, so that you have a before-and-after display." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34 (available in five colors).

    14. Holographic nail polish for days when they want to give themselves a sparkling, DIY-manicure at home.

    Model wears ILNP Charmed purple holographic nail polish on their hand

    Promising review: "I bought this color as a gift for a friend, but I ultimately ended up keeping it and giving her a color she liked better. Her loss. This turned out to be my favorite color of nail polish to wear daily. It's subdued and professional under normal lighting and intensely holographic in the sun and under brighter lighting. It also lasts really long and rarely chips." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    15. A moisturizing lip balm for a purse-friendly lip care treat that smells heavenly *and* provides amazing hydration.

    An eLo blood orange lip balm container that says "Audrina"
    eLo Lip Care

    Get it from eLo Lip Care for $14.

    16. A neon ice cream light, so they can ~melt with joy~ every time they want to illuminate their living space.

    An neon white, pink, and yellow ice cream light on a brick wall

    Promising review: "I bought two neon signs both are super cute on my wall behind my computer desk. The lights show up well on my webcam while the clear plastic backing remains invisible. They are safe to touch, as they remain cool while plugged in. They appear to be made of a rubber/plastic material, so they are also unlikely to break." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    17. A coloring book for times when they wanna de-stress and make a hilarious masterpiece.

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    Promising review: "This is an amazing coloring book. The pages are also nice and very smooth, which makes them friendly to crayons, markers, colored pencils, pastels, you name it. Some pages have more detail than others, but whatever floats your coloring boat. Definitely worth the laugh and worth making copies of so you can have them to color again and again. Makes a wonderful gift." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    18. A Stranger Things Funko Pop! Figure, because they'll always adore Alexei and his cherry Slurpees.

    Alexei "Stranger Things" Funko Pop! Figure on top of a book pile
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or Urban Outfitters for $12.

    19. A colorful hair pin that's chic *and* customizable. They'll love wearing this beautiful accessory with all their outfits.


    Get it from BaubleBar for $28.

    20. A meditation candle to help them relax and enjoy a day of self-care indoors.

    A while candle that says "Satya + Sage Meditation amber, musk, and champa"
    Satya + Sage

    Get it from Satya + Sage for $32.

    21. A unicorn cable bite they'll want to have on hand if they are prone to fraying laptop and smartphone cables.

    A unicorn cable bite plugged into the side of a laptop

    Promising review: "These animal protectors are adorable and actually work! They come in a very nice leather case to store them or travel with them. Would make great gifts as well!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    22. A stack of workout cards, so they'll never get tired of all the bodyweight exercises they can do at home: burpees, side lunges, and bicycles galore! (And you can join them too.)


    Promising review: "I was looking for an easy way to build individual workouts and Stack 52 is the answer. I carry the cards with me and can put together a killer routine in minutes. They are great to have when traveling and gyms or equipment aren't readily available." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    23. Glossier's Balm Dotcom, so they can enjoy a two-in-one skin salve and moisturizing lip balm whenever they need a skincare pick-me-up.

    A model wears Glossier's Berry Balm Dotcom on their lips

    Promising review: "One of the only lip balms I have that lasts throughout the night. It's thicker than a bowl of oatmeal and I love it. I have the mint one and it leaves a very refreshing tingle, it even almost feels as if it makes your breath fresher as well. I want to try the mango one next!" —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $12.

    24. A set of cactus shot glasses that make amazing barware decorations *and* serve as great convo starter for their virtual happy hours.

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    Promising review: "I got these as a little secret Santa gift for a family event. I was a little worried about how the quality would be because they were such a good price. I was pleasantly surprised when I received them how durable they seemed and how cute they were! My friend really enjoyed them as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.99.

    25. An emoji pancake pan, so they can make an adorable DIY brunch IRL and share a smile (or two) with you.

    An emoji pancake pan with smiley and winking faces

    Promising review: "I was looking for cute pancake molds and I stumbled upon this.I do not regret buying! Even if you don’t have kids, this is definitely cute and honestly a must have! Easy-to-make pancakes and cleanup! I love making my breakfast on these." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    26. A set of pretty anklets they'll want to show off with jeans, shorts, or maxi dresses.

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    Promising review: "I love these lightweight anklets! Having three in the order gives me so many different ways I can wear them. They match all my outfits and they are securely made. I can adjust them to fit how I want to wear them. The extra chain length does not bother or tickle my ankle. I feel confident wearing them and I definitely recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.69+ (also available in silver).

    27. A colorful pizza T-shirt, because they want to sport a cheesy masterpiece whenever they wear jeans, joggers, or pants.

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    Get it from $24.99 (available in sizes S—3XL).

    28. A set of photo clip string lights, so they can make their wall space twinkle and display their fave postcards and pictures.

    A set of photo clip string lights on a bedroom wall

    Promising review: "I bought this for my girlfriend because she has been wanting some for a while. She absolutely loves it. It was easy to set up and use. The only problem she has with it was deciding which of her hundreds of pictures to hang up on the clips. I might have to buy her some more this." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    29. Gorgeous hand soap that'll remind them of the phases of the moon and add a pop of color to their bathroom.

    A yellow, blue, and white crescent and full moon hand soap bar

    Get it from Drippy_self_ love for $5 (available in five colors).

    You, after treating your friend (and yourself) to some new gifts:


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