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    18 Things For Anyone Who Wants To Go Out But Doesn't Want To Be Around People

    Because sometimes an hour is all it takes to drain your social battery.

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    1. This perfect pair of socks for when you're at a sleepover but your social battery is starting to hit 10% after all those pillow fights and gossip sessions.


    Promising review: "My introverted friend LOVED these. They were just like the picture, the statement was easy to read off her feet and more importantly on her feet! They are comfortable for sure, super soft. I'm going to have to get more for other friends!" —Tami

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (one size fits women's 5–10; also available in dozens of other designs).

    2. A mug to remind your friends to keep brunch short and snappy because you love a mimosa as much as the next person but you prefer your breakfast alone and in bed, thank you very much.

    MugsOnMain / Etsy

    The mug is microwave and dishwasher safe!

    Get it from MugsOnMain on Etsy for $10.99.

    3. This escape manual that was literally made for you so you can learn how to handle situations with family members, friends, and strangers when you reaaaally just don't want to socialize.


    Promising review: "The art is charming and makes me smile every time I open it. Lots of little details to enjoy, and a great gift for fellow introverts. It's sweet and kind-hearted but with the perfect amount of sass and humor. I love that the author separates out scenarios by 'five chapters of familiarity: friends, relatives, coworkers, acquaintances, and strangers.' For people you like and care for, she suggests sweet ways to reschedule quality time with them. Once you get to the 'strangers' section, the escapes get more outlandish and fun... jet packs! Seasonal camouflage! Hired kidnappers! Get this book and enjoy a cozy hour of perusing lovely art, thoughtful details, and grin-inducing scenarios and escapes. A huge bonus: this is a great bookshelf/coffee table conversation starter!" —DB

    Get a paperback copy from Amazon for $8.79 (also available for the Kindle).

    4. A set of wireless headphones for moments when you find yourself trapped at a house party (that's going wayyy longer than you thought it would) and just want to drown everyone else out.

    Promising review: "I bought these because I was tired of listening to my son play Fortnite so loudly on his iPad. I also bought a second set for me because I wanted something to use at the gym that was wireless. The sound quality is excellent. My son wears them often when playing on his iPad. We charged them initially when we first got them and he’s played just about every day for a week and we still haven’t had to charge them. I wore them while cleaning around the house and taking the dogs for a walk. The buttons for playback and volume are all very simple to use and navigate while wearing them. They connect very easily and quickly to Bluetooth. They also fold up. I would highly recommend them." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 11 colors).

    5. This enamel pin that perfectly explains why you'd much rather sit inside with a book instead of mingling with your extended family outside at the barbecue.


    Promising reviews: "I got this one to wear on my vest where I volunteer at an animal shelter. I imagine it's something the cats and dogs might say on a busy Saturday when a lot of people come in to adopt an animal!" —loves color

    "This pin is perfect for Rocky Horror fans and/or for introverts. Some of us just don't like to be places where it's too peopley!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. Or this pin — you can display it on your favorite denim jacket to warn people at house parties not to stay too close for too long.

    QuirkFashion / Etsy

    Promising review: "This pin is super high quality. The colors are vibrant and the lines are crisp. It was smaller than I expected but that makes sense for the price! It’s on my bag now with my other pins and looks right at home." —Charley

    Get it from QuirkFashion on Etsy for $7.29.

    7. A shirt that totally explains why you got to the bar at 10 p.m. when your friends specifically told you to meet them there at eight.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my husband because he hates going to my family's functions. He wore it for Christmas and it fit like expected. It looks like the picture and has held up through a few washes." —momma_emily

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in six colors and as a crewneck).

    8. Tiny magnetic stress relief balls — they'll occupy your mind and time when the one coworker you know leaves you alone at the company party and you don't really feel like mingling with anyone else — or leaving just yet.


    Promising review: "I got these for my 10-year-old for Christmas and even my 22-year-old now wants a set. They are super fun and the magnets are strong so you can make multiple combinations. The magnets easily transform from shape to shape without losing any due to poor attraction. These are great for someone who likes to keep their hands busy while thinking or doing homework." —Anne Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    9. A personality type bracelet because it's pretty much a conversation starter you can wear. Basically, you'll be able to actually have a pleasant conversation without painfully racking your brain for interesting topics.

    BlackTiedJewels / Etsy

    If you don't already know your personality type, you can take the Meyers Briggs test before you order a bracelet. Where my fellow ESTJ's at????

    Get it from BlackTiedJewels on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in thick or thin cuffs and in silver, copper, and gold. Select your Meyers Briggs personality type for the bracelet).

    10. This useful vinyl sticker you can display on your laptop while you work in your favorite coffee shop — extroverts who happen to sit across from you will be careful not to strike up a conversation.

    LuckySardine / Etsy

    Get it from LuckySardine on Etsy for $3.

    11. A New York Times bestselling novel because IMHO, a good book can rescue you from even the most awkward social interactions. You can catch up on your Goodreads goals, and people may be less likely to approach you if you've got a book in your hands.


    Promising review: "So this book sweeps you right into quirky but sad Eleanor's life and for me, I was glad of it. I loved the way the book has just the right amount of detail and lets Eleanor's ways reveal moments of humor, sadness, strength, and vulnerability. I laughed and cried and cherished the journey with her to the end." —TA48

    Get a paperback copy from Amazon for $9.69 (also available as a hardcover copy, audio CD, Audiobook, and for the Kindle).

    12. And this bookmark that is 1) honestly a mood, and 2) perfect for marking your place in your novel when the clock strikes six and you feel like it's OK to head home from your friend's picnic.

    MirkwoodScribes / Etsy

    Get a this single bookmark from MirkwoodScribes on Etsy for $4.25, or a pack of four introvert-themed bookmarks for $11.75.

    13. These super dark, oversized sunnies because they might make you feel lowkey and pretty much invisible, which is how you like it when you're at an annoying backyard party.


    I just ordered these sunglasses and they are exactly what I wanted! I'm obsessed with sunglasses, but I hadn't yet owned a pair quite like these. Is it just me or do these give off a "Don't talk to me. Don't look at me. Don't breathe in my direction," kinda vibe? If the answer is yes, then good. That's exactly why I bought them.

    Promising review: "I love my new shades!! I usually do not get this shape but I wanted to try something different! I love the color, shape, and design of the shades." —Larnese C.

    Get it from Lulus for $12.

    14. A portable charger to always keep your phone fully charged so you can scroll through Instagram all night long instead of talking to people at the party.


    Promising review: "I'm loving this power bank that allows me to put my phone down for a charge wherever I am. It's really really fast. Its cylindrical body makes it an easy choice when you're low on storage space and have to slide it in your pocket or clutch purse. This is usually on me for travels, conferences, and parties." —StarshineWF

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. These foam earplugs because they'll muffle loud noises just enough to make the concert you somehow got looped into just a liiittle less annoying.


    Promising review: "These earplugs are comfortable to wear while sleeping, and I’ve gotten to the point where I need them in my ears in order to fall asleep at night. My husband is a loud snorer and these earplugs help me sleep comfortably despite the loud sound! Because I am sensitive to loud sounds, I also use them at loud bars, concerts, and nightclubs. Most of the time, I can wear my hair down over my ears and no one ever notices them! I also used to be in a band and these earplugs would allow me to hear what my bandmates were playing while protecting my ears. I keep earplugs everywhere — a pair in each of my purses and a few under my pillow." —SpecialK

    Get a bottle of 50 pairs from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. And a baseball cap that you'll want to wear to the aforementioned concert because maybe — just maybe — it'll help prevent people from breathing down your neck and pushing to get you to move.

    fairebroderie / Etsy

    Get it from fairebroderie on Etsy for $16.49+ (available in 15 hat colors and 10 letter colors).

    17. This book of crossword puzzles — you can have them all to yourself while you sit through family reunions with the cousins you don't really want to talk to. You're kinda just there because you have to be.


    Promising review: "These puzzles are so challenging, yet doable. You have to be patient with yourself and really massage your brain to come up with the correct words. A must-have if you enjoy the NYTimes puzzles but can't get past Wednesday puzzles." —Barbara Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    18. And a self-explanatory t-shirt you'll wear every time you're forced to go out and be friendly but really just hide behind your two best friends the entire time.

    StrongGirlClothing / Etsy

    Get it from StrongGirlClothing on Etsy for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and in 12 colors. You can also choose between black or white lettering).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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