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    49 Gifts To Give Your Friend Who Is Usually Stressed-Out

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    1. An activity book that has been specifically designed for the writer to destroy once they've finished it — your loved one will get the chance to dig deep into their past, present, and future without any pressure to commit to daily journaling.

    a copy of "burn after writing" with a dark blue cover and gold celestial designs on it

    2. A "Liquipen" for anyone who grew up with a lava lamp but knows setting one up at their desk probably isn't *ideal*. Watching the little blobs float up and down will ease your buddy's mind and give them a chance to regroup before diving back into a project.

    A clear thick pen with orange gel dripping like lava inside of it, writing with orange ink
    The green version of the pen showing the gel drip down

    Promising review: "I broke up the three-pack and gave one pen as a gift for a class gift exchange and put the other two in stockings for Christmas. Good quality and approved by both the 8-year-old and 49-year-old husband who is a kid at heart! Definitely recommend." —Kindle Customer

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.99

    3. A plush blanket reviewers swear is *just like* a Barefoot Dreams (y'know, the blanket the Kardashians are always seen toting onto their private jets?) but without the extra dollar signs on the price tag. 

    A green and white checkered blanket draped on a couch
    The blanket in dusty rose, blue, ivory, and navy stacked on each other
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I saw this blanket on TikTok and I have to say I absolutely love it. I washed it several times now and it’s maintained its elasticity and softness after each wash. It’s warm enough but not too hot for a throw. Absolutely recommend this blanket!" —Amy

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in 16 styles and two sizes). 

    4. Crayola Globbles, a fun lil' gadget they can use to burn off some steam in between meetings or when they just need a quick mental break. Don't worry, they won't leave residue on walls.

    Six colored balls in yellow packaging
    Reviewer's video showing the sticky balls sliding down the wall
    Reviewer holding the balls in pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, and blue colors

    Promising review: "I waited over two months to write my review! My daughter is four and plays with these DAILY! YES they do attract dirt and hair HOWEVER they are so easy to rinse off, it's not a big deal! We took these to a family gathering and ended up giving two away because they were SO loved! The two we gave away went to a 12-year-old and my 19-year-old brother. They discovered throwing them at the ceiling fan and watching them shoot across the room which was pretty entertaining! None of these have busted or ripped and they are definitely NOT gentle with them! I will definitely be buying more!" —Kindle Customer

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.69.

    5. A backseat hook your friend can use to prevent their handbag from spilling out all over their car the next time they make a sharp turn or stop short (happens to the best of us).

    A hook on the back of a car chair with a bag hanging off it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I thought this might be one of the silly things I sometimes fall for. Nope. These are awesome. I keep one on the driver's side headrest and the other on the passenger side. I prefer to use the passenger one, because I can reach into my purse from the drivers seat, but if I've got extra people in the car, it's nice to have the flexibility to keep my purse on either side. Also, they fit very snugly and are tough. My purse easily weighs 20 pounds, and it never looks like they're strained." —Kendra

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a set from Amazon for $7.95 (available in two colors).

    6. A blackhead scrub stick that'll exfoliate their clogged pores and remove excess sebum while also being a bit reminiscent of the adorable lil' character from Finding Nemo that said "you made me iiiink!"

    reviewer image of stick with extractions from skin on it
    reviewer holding facial blackhead remover stick

    Promising review: "Here’s the thing. A scrub is never going to solve your blackhead issues long term. But there is truly no other product like this. It’s an amazing quick fix to get your pores unclogged and less noticeable, and once you’ve done that, slap on some retinol/salicylic acid with a moisturizer. Adorable packaging, unique product, and effective!" —Molly

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50

    7. color-shifting mushroom light for the ~fun guy~ in your life who would appreciate the cozy lil' cottagecore aesthetic these bring to any room.

    Reviewer holding white plug with pastel mushrooms and leaves blooming out of it
    The mushrooms lit up in the dark

    Check out a TikTok of the mushroom nightlight in action. 

    Promising review: "I LOVE this night-light. It's in my bathroom and is a lovely addition. It turns off the second the lights go on, which is nice because I don't have to worry about accidentally leaving it on. Super cute and the little itty-bitty lighting element does a good job lighting, just enough so I don't have to turn the main lights on in the middle of the night." —1Thand

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97

    8. A heated eye massager complete with five different massage modes and Bluetooth music so they can fully indulge and relax while relieving pain from eye strain and headaches.

    Reviewer wearing black over eye massager mask

    9. The Great British Baking Show game, a must-buy for your bestie who you religiously watch all the seasons with so you'll have something to do once your finish all of the episodes.

    the great british baking show game

    10. A luggage drink caddy they can attach to their wheeled luggage — it'll become their saving grace when traveling during the busiest times of year. They can use it to hold their Starbies, phone, ID, etc., and prevent them from fumbling around for all those items while heading to the gate at the airport.

    Promising review: "This cup holder is perfect! It helps me a lot! Last time I took a plane with a suitcase and a cup of coffee, when it’s my turn to check my passport and ticket, the coffee cup fell to the ground and coffee sprinkled. It was a nightmare! This time I bought this cup holder, it did do me a favor! I don't have to worry about where my cup and phone are! I can free my hands to do other things. I love it so much! Hope you love it too." —Philip

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 32 colors).

    11. A carbonated bubble clay mask that starts to bubble once it's applied — get one for you and each of your roomies and prepare for a fun night filled with stress-evaporating giggles (all the while banishing your blackheads).

    12. A hydrating sweet candy-flavored Laneige lip mask to keep their lips nice 'n' soft throughout the winter months when they tend to get dry and cracked (and encourage them not to pick at their pout when they're stressed).

    a model applying sweet candy laneige lip mask

    13. A Nightmare Before Christmas mini cross-stitch kit for your crafty friend who would love nothing more than to *live like Jack and Sally* and take a mental break from their real life.

    the cross stitch set

    14. A Wreck This Journal to encourage them to get more in touch with their artistic side, great if you've they've been intimidated by trying to fill out the blank pages of boring old regular journals. This journal may not start out as a personalized item, but it'll certainly be one when they're done with it.

    15. The Wand, a handheld filter designed to remove the histamines and sulfites in alcohol that may trigger headaches and hangovers. This lil' gadget will have them singing out "blesssss my souuuuul" like one of the Muses from Hercules.

    a model stirring the wand into their wine

    16. How To Bake, a cookbook from The Great British Baking Show's Paul Hollywood to encourage your buddy to take a break from thinking about whatever is stressing them out to bake something delicious.

    The cover of the book

    17. A festive candle from Bath & Body Works featuring their favorite seasonal scent, guaranteed to make them smile from ear-to-ear.

    a bunch of holiday themed single-wick candles

    18. A 10-motor massage mat with a lumbar area that can heat up to 140 degrees in less than eight minutes! It has three vibration intensity levels to choose from... you honestly might want to keep this one for yourself.

    Person laying on padded massage mat that's slightly larger than a yoga mat. It has a connected remote.

    19. An inexpensive cold brew maker — a must-have for your stressed-out BFF who'll really appreciate having a pick-me-up on hand.

    20. A Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush to remove any unnecessary stress from their morning routine (even if they're just trying to make a nice impression on a video call).

    21. A tabletop fireplace with removable glass so they can enjoy a freshly made s'more any time of year and zone out peacefully while watching the soothing flames dance.

    The small tabletop fireplace with rocks and a small flame

    22. A subscription to Book of the Month because there are few things as soothing to a bibliophile as cracking open a hardcover book. Mmm, I can smell the freshly printed pages already.

    a stack of books from book of the month

    23. An ice roller, which is said to help decrease under-eye puffiness, minimize fine lines, and shrink the look of pores — as well as to relieve headaches and sore muscles. Their skin will thank you.

    24. A Mickey Mouse-inspired tea from Harney & Sons that'll warm them from top to bottom and add a bit of magic into their life.

    a white tin of tea with mickey mouse on it

    25. And a cozy mug to drink said tea out of — it features a tiled pattern similar to the famed Anthro one they likely already own and adore.

    26. A set of bath bombs they can toss into the tub to unwind after a particularly stressful day and watch their worries ~fizzle~ away.

    12 different colored bath bombs in a box

    27. Or a set of energy-restoring shower steamers they can add into their morning or nightly rinse to transform a typically quick core into a spa-like experience. 

    Promising review: "I kept seeing this product pop up on TikTok so I decided to buy a pack and I'm SO GLAD I DID! These smell so good and are a perfect way to relax while in the shower. I now recommend them to everyone I know!" —Merry

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $26.97+ (available in four scents). 

    28. A "Do Not Disturb" candle featuring the calming scents of lavender, sandalwood, and rose petals in addition to a cheeky label that says it all: do me a favor and leave me alone.

    29. A smart portable pack of soap sheets so your loved one will never find themselves panicking in a public bathroom that *just* ran out of soap.

    a reviewer's blue hand held container of tiny soap sheets

    30. The Spells Deck, filled with cards of charms, remedies, and rituals for self-care they can shuffle through while humming "I Put A Spell On You" and likely frightening their parents.

    the spells deck

    31. A frosted glass covered in positive affirmations they can sip some soothing iced green tea out of to calm their uptight mood.

    a frosted glass covered in affirmations

    32. A roll-on migraine stick to nip their pain in the bud before it gets out of hand and ruins a perfectly good day.