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    22 Gifts That Might Actually Make The Grinch In Your Life Smile

    Be careful, you might actually make them look forward to the holidays now.

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    1. This un-welcoming doormat that just gets right to the point so no one will try to enter their dwelling with presents and holiday treats — just leave 'em at the front door, thanks.

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    Promising review: "We've been looking for a 'leave' doormat for years, ever since our old one got left behind in a move. We were very happy to find this one, and in addition to being a fun mat to have at the front door, it is also very high quality. We've been in our new house for just over a month, and all of our guests get a chuckle as they ring the bell." —Sarcastipeg

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. A pair of socks that perfectly describes their mood pretty much 100% of the time.

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    Promising review: "These are comfy, well-made, and funny socks." —Jonah

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98 (one size).

    3. Orrr this mug with a small message for anyone who tries to talk to them before they've had their morning coffee.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for a cat hoarder. She says she likes it and even her cats like it." —kevin XXX

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    4. A little Grinch Funko Pop that'll keep them company while they hide away in their room from all the holiday parties.

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    Promising review: "I have a friend whom I call, 'the Grinch' and I just bought this as a little gift for his desk at work. It looks just like the photo, except you must use the little stand it comes with, or it won't stand up. You can't beat it for the price." —Joy de Leyer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. This set of whiskey stones to keep their drink almost as cold as their heart.

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    Promising review: "This is a great idea to keep your liquor cold without diluting it. It would also make a classy gift for the dad who has everything. The stones are big enough to be effective and small enough to be portable. You could slip the little box in your pocket when heading over to a friend's sipping party. Or, better yet, get a set for your friend, so they are in the freezer waiting for you when you come to visit." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of nine from Amazon for $14.95.

    6. A Mean Girls-inspired beanie that'll pretty much do all the talking for them.

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    Promising review: "This hat is cozy, warm, and gets your message across! If you buy it for a gift, order two because you will want one for yourself!" —Tony And Christa Fox

    Get it from Amazon for $3.40.

    7. This gorgeous, vintage-inspired Bluetooth record player because they'll delight in locking themselves alone in their room and listening to their Billie Eilish playlist — far, far away from anyone who could annoy them. Duh.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the color of this record player. I think the maroon is such a nice shade and fit perfectly into my room to add a pop of color. It's a nice size also. I was scared it was going to be too big." —maiaaaa

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $99.

    8. A satin pajama set that's so soft and silky feeling it'll have them smiling on the inside and outside for once.

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    Promising review: "DOES IT SPARK JOY? Yasss. Yasss it does. These are so silky and comfortable. The PJ pants are pretty much high-risers; they come up to my hip, and I usually like them to be low-hip. Although they look and feel just fine as is, it’s also just as comfortable folding the waist three times to make them ride lower on my hips. I highly recommend these!" —pink

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98 (available in sizes XS–XXXL and in 10 colors).

    9. Or! This tiny, fuzzy baby penguin plush because even they'll be happy to admit that animals are always better than people.

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    Promising review: "This penguin is super cute, adorable, and very soft. The penguin's head to body proportion is perfect, unlike many stuffed animals I've seen. I bought it for my daughter and she absolutely adores it and hasn't slept a day without it by her side. I'm considering getting all the other colors too to complete her collection. She's going to love it!" —MV

    Get it from Amazon for $6.92 (available in 13 colors/styles).

    10. A tiny Herschel travel bag because it's darker than their soul and they can use it when they feel like going on a weekend getaway to recover from all the holiday season cheer.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This bag is so perfect, it’s a great size and I love the look of it. It matches my backpack and fits everything I need and more! It also is made of thick and good materials. I truly recommend it!" —Emilyb1722

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $30.

    11. And a travel guide so they never run out of cool places to hide from people.

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    Promising review: "I've traveled to 28 countries and cumulatively spent 25 months of the last 10 years abroad. My family and friends frequently ask for advice about where they should travel. I have places I remember fondly and can recommend, but travel is so personal. Also, I've been a lot of places, but I haven't actually been EVERYWHERE. So now, when I rattle off recommendations, I also recommend this book. I personally use it to discover lesser-known gems in countries I plan trips to. But it is also useful for novice travelers to discover what the world offers. I purchased it for my brother who wanted to go on a longer-term travel adventure but didn't know where he should go. He pored over the book and discovered many places he had never heard of and pieced together a rough itinerary." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.81 (also available as a Kindle version).

    12. This candle and room spray set they can use to banish the good vibes of anyone who dares to set foot in their room.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    13. A collapsible silicone coffee cup so they can feed their soul with the darkest roast possible.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25 (available in black and berry) or from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four sizes and 16 colors).

    14. This coloring book because, hey, being the holiday Grinch takes a lot of energy and even they might find coloring therapeutic, especially when they get to color expletives.

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    Promising review: "This is the best of all the 'swear word' coloring books. The designs are fun to color, they're each unique, and the sayings are funny. I love it." —Kelly A Ralston

    Get it from Amazon for $9.42.

    15. A pair of noise-canceling headphones so they can finally block out all the holiday caroling and focus on their plan to stop Christmas from coming.

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    Promising review: "I was looking for wireless over the ear headphones with noise-canceling capabilities, mostly for in-office and travel use. I got these in time for a business trip across the country and they worked beautifully. I LOVE the noise-canceling feature both in my office and when sitting right next to the wings on the plane. I was also able to use the wire to tune into the seat's in-flight entertainment screen — LOVED! Now that I'm back in the office, these work great for drowning out all the fun that others are having while I'm trying to catch up." —teaYasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    BTW, these are the BuzzFeed Reviews pick for the best budget noise-canceling headphones.

    16. Matching holiday t-shirts so they (and a little Grinch in-training) can proudly put their best "leave me alone" face forward.

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    Get it from WonderfulprintsShop on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in womens sizes S–XL and kids sizes 7T–12M).

    17. A baseball cap with the most ~charming~ of the seven dwarves, who they probably relate to.

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    Promising review: "This is a perfect hat. It has quality stitching and I love the Grumpy image — he's one of my favorite Disney characters." —Roy Billings

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. These hot chocolate sticks because a warm cup of cocoa is guaranteed to make their heart grow three sizes bigger.

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    Promising review: "I bought this item as a gift, and it seemed to be a hit! The pieces came wrapped as depicted, making for a nice presentation. I'd have to buy this for myself before personally recommending it." —Alex

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $36.99 (also available in packs of three and six).

    19. A subscription to Coffee and a Classic so they can take a break from their dislike of lines at the mall long enough to finish their new copy of The Scarlet Letter.

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    The box includes a classic novel, a beverage, a bookmark, and two book-related items.

    Promising review: "It Is always a great day when my subscriptions to Coffee and a Classic arrive. The bookish items, coffee, and mug are perfect matches to accompany the wonderful novel chosen for January. Thank you, Coffee and a Classic for the start of a relaxing, reading weekend." —Debra D.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $28.49 per month.

    20. Some Dermal Korea sheet masks for when they need an excuse to skip the gift-wrapping and cookie swaps.

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    Promising review: "This mask is awesome! My skin is very sensitive and typically, I have a burning sensation when I apply anything on it. But nothing here — just a nice, comfortable, and cooling sensation! It also feels very relaxing. I swear, my skin felt and looked better after one use! To be fair, though, I do not do much for my skin, so it was probably like taking my skin to Disney World for the first time. My skin ate it up." —Anna

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in packs of up to four).

    21. A deck of positive reminder cards because maybe an ounce of snark-infused inspiration is just the ticket.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these quirky cards. I work in a busy department in a hospital. My coworkers and I enjoyed them so much that I didn't hesitate to order them again. These are great reminders for me and my coworkers when we start the day. They also serve as a pick-me-up if someone is having a bad day." —keke

    Get a deck of 50 from Amazon for $13.08.

    22. And a fuzzy, wuzzy faux fur throw blanket because it's perfect to cuddle up with, especially with their very own Max the pup. 💚

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This blanket goes above and beyond the average blanket. If you've ever dreamed of sleeping in the fur coats of 50 rabbits but don't want the guilt of all those rabbits' lives, this is your blanket. It's light but warm — not too warm, just warm enough. And, it's huge so you can really bundle yourself up or add an extra person comfortably. This blanket just seems sexy and luxurious. It's magical, and it's changed my quality of life for the better." —Emma Stanley

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98 (available in five sizes and 18 colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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