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    60 Little Gifts For Yourself That'll Make You Say "Happy Holidays To Me"

    It's about time we all cave and treat ourselves to that handy iced coffee carrier.

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    1. A handheld lamp you will surely find yourself *mooning* over each night.

    Editor holding up lit up small moon in hand
    The moon changing colors from white to red to blue to purple
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Check out a TikTok of the moon lamp in action. 

    BuzzFeed writer Emma Lord is obsessed with this gadget:

    "UMMMM I bought this because it was on one of Amazon's top selling products pages for so long that I was like "Why are people so obsessed with this moon!!" And now, my friends, I know. First of all, it really does look hyper realistically like a small moon and adds a chill vibe wherever you plant it. But it's also just so soothing to watch and have in the periphery. You can control dozens of different colors for it and either keep it on those colors or have them alternate, fade quickly, or fade gradually. It's super easy to charge and controlled by a remote, so you can move it off its stand and have it light up wherever you want. These days I tend to turn it on for my designed ~me time~ night every week, in which I will light a candle, pour a glass of red wine, read a romance novel, and, of course, light my lil' moon. Definitely one of my favorite 'the internet made me do it' purchases."

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in eight sizes). 

    2. A blackhead scrub stick that'll exfoliate your 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

    See it in action on BuzzFeed' Shopping's TikTok!

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50

    3. A bag of powdered cheddar, because if you're like me the moment anything bad happens (big or small) in my day I just want to curl up with a classic "boxed" mac 'n' cheese and de-stress. Perhaps not the healthiest coping mechanism, but it's mine.

    review image of super cheesy mac and cheese next to bag of powdered cheddar and pasta

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

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.69.

    5. A delicate initial necklace for anyone who prefers simple jewelry they can wear every day.

    6. BYO Blush Oil, which will make applying makeup easier than ever — it reacts with the pH of your skin to create the *perfect* blush shade!

    editor dabbing clear blush on cheeks as it changes color to pink
    The green and orange bottle of blush
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Youthforia is an Asian woman-owned small business established in 2020 that specializes in environmentally friendly, cruelty-free makeup made with at least 90% renewable ingredients.

    Fun fact: All of Youthforia's makeup is designed with ingredients that make it A-OK for your skin to sleep with it on! 

    BuzzFeed writer Emma Lord is a fan, she said: "I tried this out myself and I have to say, it is WILD watching it adjust to your skin's pH in real time. It was a very bright pink at first but super easy to spread — a bit like Glossier's Cloud Paint, except personalized. It's very long lasting, too — I applied in the morning and could still see a rosy glow by the end of the day. "

    Promising review: "Dewy and glowy. I tried it over makeup and it appeared as a strong pink shade but settled to a flushed, glowy color. I had my little sister try it too because I wanted to see the color change again and it lasted a really long time on her. The texture was smooth and it was easy to rub in and blend out." —Summer

    Get it from Youthforia for $36 or Amazon for $35.99

    7. A gift assortment of Popbar hot chocolate sticks to upgrade your fave winter beverage from a standard powder hot chocolate mix to one you'd see the main character sipping on under twinkle lights in a Hallmark movie.

    the Popbar hot chocolate sticks

    8. Essie's "Set in Stones" glitter polish, a must-have for anyone who wants to *~make the whole room shimmer~* a la Taylor Swift (or at the very least, your nails).

    9. Pastel glow-in-the-dark stars that'll look as magical during the day as they do when they're all aglow at night.

    10. A set of matte hair clips made to work with *all* hair types — yes, even if you've broken your hairbrush while trying to comb through your bedhead, you can rock one of these beauties!

    11. The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook complete with 150 recipes, all using ingredients you can pick up at your beloved supermarket. Cherry crostinis, anyone?

    the cookbook cover
    a crostini with jam and cheese
    Amazon

    Promising review: "For Trader Joe's lovers everywhere, this is a fantastic cookbook! It is filled with hints and tips, shopping guidelines, nicely organized recipe categories, and beautiful mouthwatering pictures. I love how the recipes are noted if they are gluten-free or vegetarian, etc. I ❤ Trader Joe's and I ❤ this cookbook!" —Love My Bookish Life

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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

    a model applying sweet candy laneige lip mask

    13. An iced coffee holder, because it's totally fine if you fall into the category of people-who-drink-iced-drinks-all-year-round but your precious little hands shouldn't have to suffer the consequences of holding a chilled beverage mid-winter.

    editor holding an iced coffee in a sleeve with a long handle by the hand
    editor using the handled holder to walk down the street with iced coffee
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    VIS Paradise Goods is a Florida-based Etsy stop established in 2021 that specializes in personalized and sustainable goods. 

    Promising review: "This is perfect! I constantly have my hands full and now I can comfortably carry my coffee with me everywhere I go. I will be purchasing more!" —Erin

    Psst — I own one of these myself and love it for the convenience of texting on the go! These even have a holder for a straw if you happen to get iced coffee or bubble tea and don't want to stick the straw into the drink just yet. I've found this to be very sturdy and easy to use, plus they're a fun conversation starter — people always want to know where I got it! 

    Get it from VIS Paradise Goods on Etsy for $13.22+ (available in 5 colors and 10 option designs). 

    14. A set of soda can "lids," because no one should be forced to chug their Diet Coke in the blink of an eye — every last drop deserves to be savored!

    A mountain dew can with a silicone bottle lid attached to the top
    Reviewer tilting the can to show the leakproof seal

    Promising review: "Biggest thing since sliced bread. Do you hate it when you when can’t finish your soda or maybe don’t have time? If you're driving somewhere it’s difficult to handle a can drink sometimes, you’re trying to take a sip and all a sudden you hit a pot hole. Soda up your nose, down your chin, on your clothes. It doesn’t have to be that way anymore — with these you can enjoy you soda just like it was in a bottle. I was skeptical at first, but sold as soon as I put it on the can. I use it every day." —Jonesy

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.97

    15. color-shifting mushroom light because you're a ~fun guy~ and will totally 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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.87

    16. A too-cute wireless portable charger that'll likely be praised as your savior on more than one occasion if your phone just always happens to be dead when you need it most.

    gif of reviewer holding the pink charger and showing its built-in lightning cable
    hands holding a phone with the white charger plugged into it

    Check out a TikTok of the portable charger in action.  

    Promising review: "The holy grail of portable chargers!!! I was traveling to Disney for vacation and knowing me, I would drain my battery with just taking pictures alone. I wanted a portable battery but didn’t want a carry a cord either, so I was excited when I found this little baby! It does exactly as described, pretty pink color, and I get one full charge of battery for my iPhone 11. Get it, you will not be disappointed!" —Meghan Doble

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in six colors). 

    17. Saucemoto dip clip, because eating fries while driving just tastes better and you shouldn't have to sacrifice your favorite dipping sauce to do so! Thanks to this lil' clip you really can have it all.

    sauce dip clip
    reviewer dipping waffle fry in sauce being held by clip

    Promising review: "How did I go so long without one of these??? The Saucemoto was my first 'TikTok Made Me Buy It' purchase and I have no regrets. It clips easily to my car's vent and the sauce cups clip in easily so I can dip and drive. No more trying not to dump the sauce by accident while steering with the same hand that's holding the dip cup. It even comes with a dip cup for those places that do the pouches for their sauces rather than the cups. (I'm looking at you, Arby's.) Ya know, you end up squeezing the sauce onto the wrapper that's balanced on your lap and you end up getting some sauce on your steering wheel. OR you try the whole 'wrapper and sauce on the passenger seat and try to dip while watching the road,' which usually doesn't turn out so great." —Pleasure Pamela

    Get set of two from Amazon for $10.95 (available in four colors and sets of four, six, and 10).

    18. Fabulous gold Barbie wineglasses, so when Margot Robbie's Barbie film hits streaming services you'll be able to celebrate properly.

    gold wine glass with pink on the inside

    19. Glamnetic press-on nails that'll last waaaaay longer than a regular mani — they come in *so* many cool designs everyone will be asking who your manicurist is.

    Reviewer with press on clear nails with white tips
    Reviewer with press on clear nails with rainbow tips

    I've personally tested these out and they really are amazing. I have an 8-month-old so my nails definitely take a beating (diaper changes, washing bottles, laundry, tiny zippers and snaps, etc). These lasted a week on my nails — way longer than any other manicure I've had recently. Definitely recommend! 

    Promising review: "I saw these all over my TikTok FYP and was so curious to try them. The Mariposa nails are the first ones that I have tried and they are absolutely beautiful, and just after two days I have gotten so many compliments. The glue holds super well and the application process was super simple. I don't think that I will ever get acrylic nails again, as a set like this would likely be three times the price." —Leslie and Paige

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in 22 styles). 

    20. A pound of cereal marshmallows to make up for all the years some adult discouraged you from having three helpings of Lucky Charms.

    21. A layered lock necklace that'll make choosing your jewels for the day a cinch — excellent for anyone who is forever running late.

    a model wearing the layered lock necklace

    22. A winged eyeliner stamp, in case you obsess over makeup tutorials but haven't been able to perfect liquid eyeliner just yet.

    23. A book of royal trivia, so instead of forcing your partner to listen as you rattle off random facts about Queen Elizabeth II and her corgis, you can put your knowledge to the test.

    the pink cover of the royal trivia book

    24. Or, a copy of The Crown in Vogue. It'll look absolutely stunning on your shelf, your coffee table, or in your lap while you soak in every single image and piece of new info.

    a coffee table book with princess diana on the cover in black and white and a blue spine

    25. A pack of Mickey and Friends-themed instant film, so the next time you and buddies take selfies it'll look like you took them in one of the themed photo booths that can be found around WDW.

    a reviewer's instant film photo with a mickey and minnie design around it

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

    the spells deck