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35 Useful Gifts For The Twentysomethings In Your Life

You won't find these shoved in the back of their closet the next time you help them move.

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1. AirPods Pro, perfect for the family member who's somehow always on a run, tuning into a conference call, and ordering takeout — all at the same time.

Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

These wireless headphones are sweat- and water-resistant, provide active noise cancellation, and deliver up to 24 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Promising review: "Wow! I never liked the original AirPods. They always fell off. I’m so glad Apple came out with these and that I waited to splurge on headphones. The sound is beautiful, the fit is perfect. I literally just got these out the box and I fell in love! I have always been an Apple product lover. Well worth the wait!" —Kaner88

Get them from Amazon for $199.98 (originally $249.99).

My colleague Emma had some delightful things to say about the AirPods Pro.

2. A pair of mop slippers with removable soles for the friend who's too lazy to pick up after themselves. If they're anything like me, and the spilling of food and beverages is an hourly occurrence, they might consider permanently gluing these to their feet.

Reviewer wearing the mop slippers

Promising Review: "I buy mopping slippers. Yup, that's right. This isn't my first pair. I have a 2-year-old and they're great for mopping up little splashes and drops of water from doing dishes and the extra padding is nice. No paper towels wasted and it's immediate. Plus these are cute. You have to have a sense of whimsy [fun] for this functional novelty item. My last pair did not have this detachable mopping bottom. I enjoy washing the top and bottom parts as I think it's cleaner, but it's a nice feature." —G. Kim

Get them from Amazon for $11.59+ (available in multiple colors, adult sizes, and kid sizes).

3. A Ninja personal blender, so they can make delicious smoothies in seconds. I'm sure this'll be a MAJOR upgrade to the old blender they're currently using, which is nothing but a margarita mixer from their college days.

Step-by-step photos showing how to make a smoothie using the Ninja

This blender is small but mighty! Its 700-watt power pod can crush through ice and frozen fruit in seconds. The two 16-oz blending cups come with vacuum-sealed lids so you can take your smoothie on the go and not have to dirty another travel mug. It also comes with a recipe book!

Promising review: "Purchased for my daughter for Christmas to make her own iced chai in the morning. I have my own I bought last year and love it, I throw in 1/2 box vanilla protein drink, some ice cubes, 1/2 cup frozen berries and 1/2 banana. Makes for a great smoothie to drink during my commute to work and filling. The blender makes quick work of grinding the ice to very fine margarita-type consistency. I'm going to try adding matcha powder." —Katherine I. Wright

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

4. A cult-favorite Always Pan designed to replace all their other pots and pans. This nifty piece of cookware can be used to braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, AND boil — all they'll have to do is wash it in between uses! 😎

The Always Pan styled on a blanket
Our Place

The pan features an exclusive non-toxic, nonstick ceramic coating and is made with an aluminum body that'll heat your food quickly and evenly. It also comes with a steaming basket!

Promising review: "This pan is EVERYTHING! I went from making pasta in the basket to steaming broccoli in it and then finishing my meal in there. Then I forgot about cleaning it because I’m lazy and the nonstick cleaned up so easily. The sponge they include is incredible; I do all my dishes with it now. Also it looks really cute sitting on my stove all day." —Darby S.

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors).

5. An Instant Pot for the person who says they never have time to cook. This countertop pressure cooker takes all the legwork out of cooking, and they can use it to make *literally* every meal of the day (think oatmeal in the morning, soup for lunch, and a stir-fry for dinner). Easy peasy!

Reviewer photo showing Instant Pot on kitchen countertop next to a cutting board with chopped vegetables on it

Promising review: "I am a food blogger and am always on the lookout for great tools that I can use for my business. This Instant Pot is a game changer for me! I hesitated to purchase one sooner, because a 6- or 8-quart is just too big for me. When I saw that they had a 3-quart, I had to get it. It is the perfect size for singles or couples! I have been using it several times a week and it makes really flavorful food! So glad I bought it! I will definitely be creating tons of great Instant Pot recipes for my blog!" —Kathryn Seppamaki

Get one from Amazon for $119.95+ (available in three sizes).

6. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses to protect their eyes from harmful digital eye strain, especially for people who stare at screens all day for work or school. Plus, they're actually pretty cute! 🤓,

Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 13 colors).

7. A waterproof portable speaker for the notorious shower singer in your life who just shouts the same three lyrics over and over again as they shampoo and condition.

Promising review: "I bought this speaker to have in my bathroom so I can listen to music, podcasts, and videos while I take showers. It does the job perfectly. The sound is loud enough to fill the entire bathroom and the quality is surprisingly clear. It does not sound tinny and distorted even on the higher volumes. The waterproofing is also very good as I have used this speaker for a few months in the shower without incident. The Bluetooth connection is easy to set up and it has never cut out on me once! The build quality is superb and it is surprisingly heavy for its size." —Robbins

Get one from Amazon for $39.95 (available in 12 colors).

8. A cup holder so they never have to go without their favorite drink while taking a bath or shower.

Glass of wine attached to cup holder in bath tub

Reviewers also note that this works for shampoo bottles and other bath products!

Promising review: "My wife got me this as a Christmas present and I must admit I rolled my eyes when I opened the box. That'll never work, I thought to myself. We stuck it on the shower wall that day and have had no issues since. It's still sticking some 60 days later and shows no signs of slipping. It holds beer cans and plastic pint glasses like a boss and for those days when I'm feeling super bourgeois and make a cocktail, but dump it in a tumbler — it fits too! Shower beers will never be the same again!" —Morgan

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

9. Or, a bamboo tub caddy to make their bathing routine a little more luxurious. Whatever they want in the bath with them — wine, candles, Netflix, a good book — this gives them a solid place to put it.

Promising review: "Love this bathtub caddie so much! It’s exactly what I wanted. The sides extend, allowing you to adjust the length, and it even works with a tub that is built against a wall. I was worried the ledge nearest the wall wouldn’t be wide enough but this caddie works great! And the little iPhone slot is a nice touch. Definitely recommend! Buy it! You won’t regret it." —Bailey

Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

10. A Slip silk pillowcase that'll provide them with a crisp, cool surface to lay their head each night while keeping their hair from ending up in knots by morning time.

Model hugging a pillow with a navy Slip silk pillowcase on it

In addition to eliminating bed head, this pillowcase will protect their skin, reduce split ends, and ensure their blowout lasts longer than they could've ever imagined.

Promising review: "Legitimately changed my life. I used to have to refresh my curls every day after a nap or sleeping as they looked terrifying and scary. Now I can go several days without doing this (around 3) and usually wake up looking great. I also think that it is better for your skin as well. Love the dark gray color as it matches my sheets. To give you an idea of how much I love this thing, I took one on a three-week trip to India, where we changed hotels every night and put it on the various hotel pillows. I machine wash with sensitive soap and hang to dry." —LadyLady5678

Get it from Sephora for $89 (available in 12 colors).

11. A handheld steamer because wrinkled clothes have NO place in any twentysomething's wardrobe.

Plaid flannel before and after being steamed

Promising review: "All I can say is WOW! I have never written a review right after buying a product, but even while using this steamer, I was already thinking of making one! I really like this steamer because it was so easy to use and very handy. It also heats up pretty fast and does a really good job in removing the wrinkles from my clothes. I have not used this for travel, but it will definitely be part of my packing list when I go out of town." —Juju1028

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

12. A stainless-steel wine stopper so they can keep their half-finished bottle tasting fresh and delicious for up to 10 days after they pop the cork.

Reviewer photo showing the wine stopper in use on a bottle of red wine

Promising review: "This product was just what I was looking for! I love my wine and needed to find a wine stopper that keeps my wine tasting just as good as the day I opened the bottle — this one does just that. This stainless-steel wine stopper is made of high-quality materials and easy to use. It came with good packaging and super quick. I would recommend this product!" —Gnoecker

Get one from Amazon for $8.98.

13. A mini knife sharpener that'll keep their blades from prematurely dulling, buying them some time before they have to shell out a small fortune for a new set.

Reviewer photo showing knife sharpener next to a kitchen knife

Promising review: "I like this sharpener. It’s small and easily fits in a drawer without taking up a lot of space. It has two sets of sharpeners, one for coarse and serrated blades and a ceramic sharpener for fine edges. The rubber bottom keeps it firmly in place on the countertop." —Scott Jackson

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

14. A portable photo printer for your sibling who's always taking aesthetically pleasing pics that are *actually* worthy of being printed (your blurry selfies could never).

Reviewer photo showing the mobile printer next two four prints

Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. I also have a Polaroid camera, but the quality of the picture cannot compare to that of photos from this printer. Setup was quick and easy and I love it so far." —Yewon Shin

Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in three colors).

15. An Ember smart mug that'll keep their coffee or tea at their preferred drinking temperature for however long it takes them to finish it.,

Promising review: "I absolutely love my Ember mug. I am a slow coffee/tea/latte drinker and so it's just awesome to have the charging coaster right next to my computer. I have a hot beverage literally all morning long without having to play the microwave game. Seriously get one or gift one to your favorite coffee/tea drinker." —Jordan

Get it from Amazon for $99.95 (available in two colors).

16. A bottle of anti-fog spray to prevent their glasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask, because not being able to see can be almost as dangerous as not wearing a mask in public.

Reviewer photo showing reviewer holding a bottle of anti-fog spray and showing their face with a cloth mask on as well as glasses which appear to not be fogged

Reviewers note that this spray is not as effective when applied to prescription glasses with anti-reflective coating. If they have glasses with an anti-reflective coating, check out this spray from Optix 55.

Promising review: "At the beginning of this pandemic I decided to get this wonderful product! We are a clinic that is continually dealing with treating COVID patients and swabbing them out in their cars. Our doctor and I were both so impressed with this product immediately. I referred several other healthcare coworkers to also buy this product to eliminate fog from our glasses and goggles. They too were impressed by the prompt arrival of this item and what a dream it was to use. The glasses remain crystal clear, with no retouch during the day and no sensitivity to the product." —Ms. Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

17. A heated razor (the world's first!) that'll have them feeling like they're getting a luxurious hot towel shave every morning.

Reviewer shaving with the heated razor

Promising review: "Let us start with the fact that this is slick-looking shaver is amazing. First of all, no more warming up blades under the hot water; you start and go, especially in the morning when we tend to run late to work or any other commitments. It slides and glides perfectly with the shape and super easy to clean. Magnetic charge is also something new in the shaving industry, makes this easy grab and go razor. I tested my husband skin right after the shave, and it’s absolutely perfectly smooth and silky even before balm. So if you're ready to make yourself happy with great shaving experience or want to get it as a gift, don’t hesitate. It’s really well worth it — a product that will last a long time and made by most trusted shaving brand in the world!" —Val & Clint S

Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

18. A handy lil cable organizer to help them get organized and keep track of their phone charger so they stop stealing yours.

Several multicolored leather cord organizers arranged in a circle
Darrell Standing / Etsy

Promising review: "Incredibly fast shipping! These leather cord holders/keepers are great. They are very soft and the snap seems sturdy. No more using twist ties to hold my charger cords. Seller included a personalized note and a couple of extra goodies." —Kim

Get it from Darrell Standing on Etsy for $2.73+.

19. A scalp massager with soft, thick bristles designed to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, while also cleansing and exfoliating. It's the perfect size (and price) for their stocking!

Promising review: "I have suffered from dry scalp and dandruff for years. I recently shaved my head and realized just how bad my scalp really was. Red irritated spots everywhere that became very easy to see with my short hair. After using this product along with a coconut oil moisturizer for 3 days, my scalp is already healing. The product is easy to hold, easy to clean, and feels great on an itchy scalp. I also don’t have dandruff flakes at all anymore. Trust me, you won’t regret purchasing this product!" —Britt

Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in three colors).

20. A L'Occitane Magic Key so they can squeeze every last drop of their expensive skin cream out of the tube.

Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for! Arrived in a nice box that would make this a nice little gift. I bought this because I got tired of sloppy tubes and wasted product. Currently using it on my tube of Embryolisse, but it would be great on any medium-to-large-sized metal tube. Note that this type of key is not recommended for toothpaste or other plastic tubes, as they do not retain the shape and grip necessary." —Suzan

Get it from Amazon for $10.

21. Reusable makeup remover pads for the eco-conscious person who'll appreciate the fact that they can simply toss these in the wash and reuse them day after day.

Promising review: "They feel amazing! They clean great since they come with a baggy to put them in so you don’t lose them in the wash! PLEASE consider these rather than the throwaway ones!!" —Kerrin

Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

22. Or, a rechargeable facial cleansing brush that'll quickly and effectively remove their makeup and cleanse their skin in under a minute's time.

BuzzFeed editor using the Foreo Luna mini facial cleanser in pink
BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

BuzzFeed shopping editor Maitland swears by the Luna Mini:

"There are three different sizes of silicone touch-points so you can customize exactly what your skin needs, whether you have dry, oily, acne-prone, or aging skin. The narrower tip is perfect for cleaning every nook and cranny of your face, getting into the creases on the side of your nose you blended your concealer so carefully into in the morning. And did I mention it's TOTALLY WATERPROOF?! Yep, you can use this in the shower and not worry about anything happening to it at all!" —Maitland Quitmeyer

Check out her full review of Foreo's face cleansing device!

Get it from Foreo for $119 (available in six colors).

23. A nifty page holder to make life a little easier for all the bibliophiles in your social circle.

Reviewer using the book page holder to prop their book open while they read

Promising review: "My girlfriend is a huge book lover and I decided to gift this to her for our anniversary. She liked it very much! It’s super lightweight, great quality wood, pleasant to touch! Thank you for the idea!!" —motovato

Get it from Amazon for $12.98 (available in five sizes).

24. A customizable face mask necklace that'll take their collection of fashion masks to a whole ’nother level of style. These make it easy to hang their mask up when they get home, and will also prevent two people with the same mask from accidentally mixing them up.

Reviewer wearing their mask with customized mask necklace chain
Lulas Jewels Miami / Etsy

Promising review: "These are so cute and so high quality! You would think a beaded chain would be flimsy and light, but they have some weight to them and feel so nice. I’m excited to get to use mine while teaching! Also, the seller was so kind and made my order almost immediately. I would highly recommend!" —Kimber McDaniel

Get it from Lulas Jewels Miami for $20+ (available in 40 color combinations and three sizes).

25. A reading pillow to conveniently prop them up in bed while they read, color, do homework, and binge-watch.

Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a pillow that my son could take to college. He is over 6-feet tall and most backrest pillows are pretty short and don’t have much support for the head and neck. This pillow fits him great. If he sits up real straight, his head is off the pillow but he can scrunch down and get comfy and still have plenty of support. I wish the pillow came in other color options. The gray is fine but it has a shininess to it. He likes it and that is all that matters." —jellybean

Get it from Amazon for $32 (originally $49.99).

26. A mini light because their purse or backpack is a vast, unknown world that somehow has more stuff shoved in it than Mary Poppins' magical bag.

Promising review: "This was great when I went shopping on Black Friday. It lit my purse up more than enough so I could easily see and grab my shopping list, coupon, and card. Not only that, but the light was also bright enough to light a small room as well. I originally thought I wouldn’t like it since it didn’t have an on and off switch but quickly grown to loving it. It only stays on for roughly 15 seconds before automatically turning off." —Linda37

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

27. A hair tie bracelet for the friend who's always asking if they can borrow one, and then never gives it back. This handy cuff will ensure they always have two hair ties readily available AND prevent annoying digging on their wrist.

Reviewer photo showing the hair tie bracelet on a wrist with two hair ties placed around the bracelet

Promising review: "I ordered this bracelet for my mother-in-law and then...I couldn’t resist getting one for myself! It makes the hair ties look more professional/fun. Also, it has a smooth finish and is extremely light-weight. I would like to share one TIP for those who’ve got SKINNY WRISTS: Use two thin hair ties! When you are using one of them for your hair, the other one will keep the bracelet on your wrist securely. This product has a deep enough groove to hold two at a time." —Jackson Family

Get it from Amazon for $13.66+ (available in multiple colors/variety packs).

28. A foot file and callus remover that'll make their feet shinier and smoother than ever. Plus, watching all that dead skin fall off will be a satisfying, cathartic activity for them.

Reviewer photo showing before-and-after photos of their dry, cracked heel looking shiny and smooth after using Colossal foot rasp

Promising review: "To say the least, I was pretty apprehensive about using what is advertised as a 'Colossal Foot Rasp.' Pretty terrifying labeling if you ask me. But HOLY CRAP this thing works. I had to do a before-and-after shot. It looks photoshopped but it absolutely is not!" —Derrick

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

29. A splurge-worthy robot vacuum to do all the dirty work for them. With the press of a couple buttons to set its cleaning schedule, this thing will be off and running — sucking up pesky crumbs and pet hair so they (and you) can finally walk barefoot in their apartment again.,

Promising review: "Just swept and vacuumed my house yesterday and ran the Roomba for 20 minutes today, LOOK how much hair it found. In 20 minutes! I was on the fence about buying it and SO glad I did. Just got it today but so far so good! It’s amazing!" —Lindsay

Get it from Amazon for $249 (originally $279.99).

30. A back and neck massager that's basically a personal masseuse whenever they need one. This thing even comes with a car adapter so they can always get a neck massage, regardless of where they are.

Reviewer photo demonstrating how the Naipo Shiatsu massager fits over the shoulders

Promising review: "My first thought when I used this was, I want everyone to have this for Christmas! It works so well and is so easy to use. Super nice quality materials used, and one of my favorite convenience factors is that it comes with a car adapter! I know people who have problems with back pain while driving, and this is something that would be SO nice to keep in the car for those long road trips! I am so excited about this massager. Awesome value!" —Trista

Get it on Amazon for $50.99.

31. A foot scrubber because, let's be real, washing our feet is actually a lot of work (and low-key dangerous, like, helloooooo slippery tile!?). This'll motivate them to *actually* wash their feet, since that's something they apparently thought wasn't necessary.

Reviewer photo of their foot being washed with the scrubbing pad

Promising review: "This works well. We are barefoot all summer and this is great for washing up quickly and easily. My kids love it and so do I. No more facecloths hanging to dry or bunched up in a ball on the edge of the shower. I read reviews that said the bristles are too soft. For us, it works well to get off a full days worth of dirt, but it isn't meant to work as a loofah or pumice stone. I'm 50 and it makes reaching my feet much easier." —Heather

Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

32. A rechargeable hand warmer so they never have to deal with cold fingers ever again. Plus, it'll give *that person* in your life one less thing to complain about!

Model smiling holding the Infray hand warmer in their left hand while outside on a chilly day

Promising review: "Like clockwork, as the temperatures become cooler, my poor boyfriend's hands become like ice. I was tired of him constantly trying to chase me down to latch onto my warm hands, so I bought him this hand warmer to keep him away. This thing is awesome, and I love that it's a nondisposable solution. The lowest temperature level actually gets really warm, so I can't imagine how hot the top two levels get, because we never use them. We bring it with us when we walk the dog outside or if we're at Disneyland, and it has made both of our lives so much better. The fact that it doubles as an emergency battery for our phones also means that we no longer have to bring a separate battery pack. The size is a great size, about the size of our small laptop mouse. My only small complaint is that the included drawstring pouch is useless because it doesn't stay closed. There is no lock keeping the closure tight, and the battery is smooth, so it is always falling out of the pouch. We ended up throwing it out." —Ruby

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

33. An avocado slicing tool for the broke brunch lover in your life. Instead of shelling out $16 for a piece of toast, they can use this to split, pit, and slice — getting them an avo toast just as pretty as their favorite brunch place.


Promising review: "High quality. The feature that sets this apart from cheaper tools is the pit remover. I actually cut my palm and needed stitches removing a pit with a knife. Then someone told me about tools like this. The slicer part also works fine for me and saves a lot of time over manual slicing. Cleanup is simple. Run water over it in the sink, then put it in the dinnerware basket in the dishwasher. Great gift idea!" —W.S.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

34. An egg cooker equipped to magically cook six hard-boiled, soft-boiled, or poached eggs in under 10 minutes. If they think boiling eggs is a guessing game, they've definitely never tried poaching them. This contraption takes out all the confusion — no whirlpools or vinegar required.

Product photo showing egg cooker cooking poached eggs

Promising review: "It's super easy to use and then just walk away. I love not having to wonder if the eggs are ready or not. It has different settings depending on how you would like them cooked. Would totally buy this again!" —Snorkelmom

Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in five colors).

35. And lastly, a pair of fleece-lined leggings that they'll probably end up wearing *every* day this winter.

reviewer wearing the fleece-lined leggings with winter boots

Promising review: "Definitely not waterproof but perfect for layering or wearing alone. I wore these under a pair of ski pants and I was able to move freely. Good quality and not transparent like other low-priced leggings. The fleece lining kept my legs warm; I would definitely purchase more." —@Riarichxo

Get a pair from Amazon for $11.98+ (available in regular, petite, and plus sizes and five colors).

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