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32 Easy Gift Ideas That'll Make People Think You're Thoughtful

You didn't spend DAYS thinking of what to get, but these gifts are cute enough that no one will notice.

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1. A watercolor painting of a cute pup they can hang up at work so they won't ever have to be without a four-legged companion all day.

Get it from Amazon for $25.
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Get it from Amazon for $25.

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2. A liquid lipstick set, because makeup is a fucking way of life and someone always needs to retouch during the day — they'll be so glad you noticed.

Get a three-pack from Urban Outfitters for $25.
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Get a three-pack from Urban Outfitters for $25.

3. An Instax Mini camera your budding photographer friend would absolutely love for hard copies of the pictures she takes — without the wait.

Promising review: "Super cute and really easy to use! It can take up to 10 photos before replacing the film. The settings for the different lightings really help your photos come out visible and colorful. It's super easy to use and comes with an instruction manual to start off with. I haven't had a single problem with mine since I got it about two years ago." —ChickGet it from Amazon for $69.95 or Walmart for $89.99. Available in 14 colors.
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Promising review: "Super cute and really easy to use! It can take up to 10 photos before replacing the film. The settings for the different lightings really help your photos come out visible and colorful. It's super easy to use and comes with an instruction manual to start off with. I haven't had a single problem with mine since I got it about two years ago." —Chick

Get it from Amazon for $69.95 or Walmart for $89.99. Available in 14 colors.

4. A pretty monogram pouch, because nothing says classic and thought-through than monograms, amirite?

Get it from Anthropologie for $38.
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Get it from Anthropologie for $38.

5. A downright amazing book of record covers so the music lover in your life can gush about Led Zeppelin for the thousandth time.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99, Barnes and Noble for $8.99 or a local bookstore from Indiebound here.
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Get it from Amazon for $17.99, Barnes and Noble for $8.99 or a local bookstore from Indiebound here.

6. A absurdly pretty dried flower necklace featuring the bloom of the month they were born in. It's actually a real flower — how sweet!

Promising review: "Both my mother and mother-in-law loved this necklace. My mom wore it several days straight she did not want to take it off!" —TeriGet it from Uncommon Goods for $48.
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Promising review: "Both my mother and mother-in-law loved this necklace. My mom wore it several days straight she did not want to take it off!" —Teri

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $48.

7. A pair of foot-warming marshmallow slippers to keep your girlfriend's feet nice and toasty since she's always cold.

Just plug em' in to your computer or outlet and the warmth will radiate straight to their toes!Promising review: "I never realized that slippers were available to warm my feet and that I can use my computer to charge and keep them warm, OMG! I have poor circulation and work at the computer all day. The top of my feet get very cold, so these slippers are comfortable and warm my feet up nicely." —SASGet them from ModCloth for $39 or on Amazon for $34.95.
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Just plug em' in to your computer or outlet and the warmth will radiate straight to their toes!

Promising review: "I never realized that slippers were available to warm my feet and that I can use my computer to charge and keep them warm, OMG! I have poor circulation and work at the computer all day. The top of my feet get very cold, so these slippers are comfortable and warm my feet up nicely." —SAS

Get them from ModCloth for $39 or on Amazon for $34.95.

8. A candle that'll smell just like your friend's home state so they can remember all the good times while drinking a glass of merlot.

Promising review: "My daughter who was raised in Hawaii swears the scent of this candle brings the memories of the ocean, luau and of course fresh flower leis to Omaha, NE." —Mike SewellGet one of BuzzFeed's Homesick Candles from Amazon for $29.95. Available in all 50 states.Pssst! BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this!!
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Promising review: "My daughter who was raised in Hawaii swears the scent of this candle brings the memories of the ocean, luau and of course fresh flower leis to Omaha, NE." —Mike Sewell

Get one of BuzzFeed's Homesick Candles from Amazon for $29.95. Available in all 50 states.

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9. A pair of rose gold earrings for anyone who just adores delicate things and loses earrings more than spare change.

Promising review: "These earrings are very pretty! I have gotten many compliments on them. I bought them to go with my rose gold wedding rings and it's a great match! The earrings are comfortable and don't feel heavy, sometimes I forget I have them on! I have very sensitive ears that get irritated after wearing cheap earrings and they don't react to these earrings at all. They are great for every day wear and for girls who like jewelry but don't change it out often. These are classic." —abbyGet them from Amazon for $8.29.
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Promising review: "These earrings are very pretty! I have gotten many compliments on them. I bought them to go with my rose gold wedding rings and it's a great match! The earrings are comfortable and don't feel heavy, sometimes I forget I have them on! I have very sensitive ears that get irritated after wearing cheap earrings and they don't react to these earrings at all. They are great for every day wear and for girls who like jewelry but don't change it out often. These are classic." —abby

Get them from Amazon for $8.29.

10. A velvet backpack, because decadence sure does equal thoughtful, and your friend's old bag is hanging on by a string.

Promising review: "Love this backpack! It's such a perfect size and I get compliments all the time. It's really well made and sturdy too; so far it's holding up quite well." —Lilly87Get it from Nordstrom for $23.90. Also available in black.
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Promising review: "Love this backpack! It's such a perfect size and I get compliments all the time. It's really well made and sturdy too; so far it's holding up quite well." —Lilly87

Get it from Nordstrom for $23.90. Also available in black.

11. A statement tote for your intersectional feminist friend ready to bring down the gender pay gap all by herself.

Get it from We Design Studios on Society 6 for $15.74.
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Get it from We Design Studios on Society 6 for $15.74.

12. A cactus ring for anyone who just loves the desert and needs a reminder of the hot days, cool nights and all around good times.

Promising review: "So cute! The packaging was adorable; it came in a tiny gift box. I absolutely love it!" —Quinn Allen Parson Get it from Amazon for $7.98. Also available in silver.
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Promising review: "So cute! The packaging was adorable; it came in a tiny gift box. I absolutely love it!" —Quinn Allen Parson

Get it from Amazon for $7.98. Also available in silver.

13. A Harry Potter dinner set so the magic doesn't ever have to stop... even while they're adulting at the dinner party.

Get it from ThinkGeek for $99.
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Get it from ThinkGeek for $99.

14. A set of adorable ramen bowls for people who just can't get enough of those damn noodles and need proper dishware for their munchies.

Get it from ModCloth for $29.
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Get it from ModCloth for $29.

15. A handy headphone stand with added USB ports so anyone making dope beats can charge their most beloved work tool while they're away.

Promising review: "I hated having my headphones laying around on my desk, but sometimes didn't get a chance to put them in their pouch and put them away before I left the office. This was the perfect solution. I bought the space grey, and it looks elegant and clean on my desk, not cheap-looking at all. The USB ports on it make it easy to charge my headphones (or even other electronics)." —Erica R. Get it from Amazon for $34.99. Available in four colors.
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Promising review: "I hated having my headphones laying around on my desk, but sometimes didn't get a chance to put them in their pouch and put them away before I left the office. This was the perfect solution. I bought the space grey, and it looks elegant and clean on my desk, not cheap-looking at all. The USB ports on it make it easy to charge my headphones (or even other electronics)." —Erica R.

Get it from Amazon for $34.99. Available in four colors.

16. An encouraging bracelet for anyone who just can't seem to stop stressing over the little things.

Promising review: "This delicate piece of eye candy is simple, yet gorgeously capable of tying any outfit together into a classy presentation. The subtle hint of rose gold that envelops the symmetrical bangle creates both a calm and bold entrance as a signature piece for any casual or formal attire. This brilliant price is one that can not be passed up; especially when the metal holds its shape, resists scratching, and is lightweight. Most importantly, the daily reminder that hides within allows for its owner to remember to 'stop and smell the roses;' a lifestyle many of us love to live by." —stopandsmelltherosesGet it from Nordstrom for $32 or Amazon for $32.
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Promising review: "This delicate piece of eye candy is simple, yet gorgeously capable of tying any outfit together into a classy presentation. The subtle hint of rose gold that envelops the symmetrical bangle creates both a calm and bold entrance as a signature piece for any casual or formal attire. This brilliant price is one that can not be passed up; especially when the metal holds its shape, resists scratching, and is lightweight. Most importantly, the daily reminder that hides within allows for its owner to remember to 'stop and smell the roses;' a lifestyle many of us love to live by." —stopandsmelltheroses

Get it from Nordstrom for $32 or Amazon for $32.

17. A gorgeous pin anyone obsessed with denim jackets can attach to their sleeve so everyone can know that they're special.

Get it from Amazon for $8.90.
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Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

18. A zodiac necklace with an added birthstone to look like you remembered their birthday.

Get it from Nordstrom for $70. Available in all 12 zodiac signs.
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Get it from Nordstrom for $70. Available in all 12 zodiac signs.

19. The Tasty Cookbook so your kitchen won't get burnt to the ground with your roommate's horrible cooking. They wanna learn, you want to eat something edible, it's a win-win.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

20. A pack of sparkling stud earrings for everyone who always loses their hoops. Plus every color represents a different message (good luck, healing, success, and protection), which means they'll always know you're thinking of them.

Get them from Free People for $20 each. Available in four colors.
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Get them from Free People for $20 each. Available in four colors.

21. A hot sauce kit so your dad can whip up the spiciest condiment in the kitchen cabinet, because he can make it way better than Tapatio and that's just the truth.

It includes cloves, a funnel, bottles, and a variety of peppers and ingredients to make the most poppin' hot sauce to put in your bag, swag. Promising review: "This make your own hot sauce kit is such a fun gift. My roommate loves hot sauce, and we go through bottles in the blink of an eye. This set is a perfect gift for people who enjoy crafting and creating, and also want to utilize the fruits of their labor. The kit has six bottles, which allows for a variety of sauces to be made at a single go, which is great for anyone who truly believes that variety is the spice of life." —Alex the roommateGet it from Uncommon Goods for $34.95.
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It includes cloves, a funnel, bottles, and a variety of peppers and ingredients to make the most poppin' hot sauce to put in your bag, swag.

Promising review: "This make your own hot sauce kit is such a fun gift. My roommate loves hot sauce, and we go through bottles in the blink of an eye. This set is a perfect gift for people who enjoy crafting and creating, and also want to utilize the fruits of their labor. The kit has six bottles, which allows for a variety of sauces to be made at a single go, which is great for anyone who truly believes that variety is the spice of life." —Alex the roommate

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $34.95.

22. A pair of touchscreen gloves to keep your friend who is absolutely attached to their phone and would let their fingers fall off from frostbite before not returning that text.

Promising review: "My hands get ice cold really fast and I love these things. They're super warm, super cute, and work pretty well with touch screens. I was out in 20 degree weather and my hands weren't cold; they did a good job!" —Daniela HoweGet them from Amazon for $14.99. Available in eight colors.
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Promising review: "My hands get ice cold really fast and I love these things. They're super warm, super cute, and work pretty well with touch screens. I was out in 20 degree weather and my hands weren't cold; they did a good job!" —Daniela Howe

Get them from Amazon for $14.99. Available in eight colors.

23. A personal vintage photo album that'll house all of the truly touching photos that no one ever wants to forget. You even printed them out!

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Promising review: "The material is really nice and you have 76 little bags to put your Polaroid pictures. I love it! I'm getting so many compliments of this little journal." —voguelesley

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

24. A pair of long distance lamps that will let your lover know you're home and thinking of them.

The lamps are set up by Wi-Fi, so when you get in, tap your lamp, and the other will glow letting your boo know you're home!Promising review: "My best friend and I love this lamp! I live in Washington state and she lives in North Carolina so we never get to see each other. We have been friends for over 20 years and share the same birthday so this gift was perfect for us, allowing us to communicate now daily!" —Heidi-pooGet them from Uncommon Goods for $75 each. Available in three colors.
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The lamps are set up by Wi-Fi, so when you get in, tap your lamp, and the other will glow letting your boo know you're home!

Promising review: "My best friend and I love this lamp! I live in Washington state and she lives in North Carolina so we never get to see each other. We have been friends for over 20 years and share the same birthday so this gift was perfect for us, allowing us to communicate now daily!" —Heidi-poo

Get them from Uncommon Goods for $75 each. Available in three colors.

25. A geometric hair clip for anyone who has mentioned wanting to try new things with their hair recently.

Promising review: "They're beautiful to look at and so easy to use! They remained in place over an entire day, and needed only minor adjustments throughout. They're quite large, feel strong, and are visible through my tangle of curls. I would recommend these clips to everyone who wants to wear classy hairstyles with minimal fuss." —aashenoyGet it from Amazon for $5.09.
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Promising review: "They're beautiful to look at and so easy to use! They remained in place over an entire day, and needed only minor adjustments throughout. They're quite large, feel strong, and are visible through my tangle of curls. I would recommend these clips to everyone who wants to wear classy hairstyles with minimal fuss." —aashenoy

Get it from Amazon for $5.09.

26. A pendant necklace that'll look pretty with whatever your BFF wears, since they love accessorizing.

Promising review: "I like how simple this necklace is to wear. I like wearing this necklace with a plain colored tee and jeans; it really completes my outfit." —K. RayGet it from Amazon for $7.88. Also available in silver.
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Promising review: "I like how simple this necklace is to wear. I like wearing this necklace with a plain colored tee and jeans; it really completes my outfit." —K. Ray

Get it from Amazon for $7.88. Also available in silver.

27. A zodiac trinket dish so your astrology-obsessed friend can look at their sign's symbol whenever they take off their jewelry.

Get them from Anthropologie for $14 each.
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Get them from Anthropologie for $14 each.

28. A hilarious self-help book for the friend who just doesn't understand why they have to pay bills on time.

Promising review: "This book is really fun. I originally read it myself in my college years, but grabbed a few more copies as graduation gifts this year. The author offers practical advice on everything from how to date and maintain relationships to how to clean your home or do laundry. I feel most people could learn at least a handful of things from this book, and its funny too!" —RachelGet it from Amazon for $11.52, Barnes and Noble for $11.72, or a local bookstore from Indiebound here.
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Promising review: "This book is really fun. I originally read it myself in my college years, but grabbed a few more copies as graduation gifts this year. The author offers practical advice on everything from how to date and maintain relationships to how to clean your home or do laundry. I feel most people could learn at least a handful of things from this book, and its funny too!" —Rachel

Get it from Amazon for $11.52, Barnes and Noble for $11.72, or a local bookstore from Indiebound here.

29. A mud mask with matcha tea to help brighten the complexion and give your skincare-obsessed friend a chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy the holidays.

Promising review: "It makes my skin feel incredibly smooth, noticeably reduced my pores, and it leaves my skin feeling utterly refreshed." —JDBGet it from Amazon for $19.95.
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Promising review: "It makes my skin feel incredibly smooth, noticeably reduced my pores, and it leaves my skin feeling utterly refreshed." —JDB

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

30. A spellbook wallet that'll keep all of their cards in one witchy place. They've always wanted to be a wizard, so why not start here?

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Get it from ThinkGeek for $29.99.

31. A weekly notepad so the friend who literally forgets everything can start to get their life together.

Get it from ModCloth for $9.
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Get it from ModCloth for $9.

32. A world map watch for your friend who wants to travel the world but just doesn't have the cash.

Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my mother a few months ago, and she loves it. The watch looks very nice, and works well. So far it has held up to daily wear and is still looking good and telling time. It's definitely a unique watch; something that she really loves." —A. GrayGet it from Amazon for $16.99. Also available in black.
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Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my mother a few months ago, and she loves it. The watch looks very nice, and works well. So far it has held up to daily wear and is still looking good and telling time. It's definitely a unique watch; something that she really loves." —A. Gray

Get it from Amazon for $16.99. Also available in black.

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