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    Jun 6, 2018

    28 Things Every Introvert Needs ASAP

    And you don't even have to interact with other humans to get them! Wahoo!

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    1. The Coffee and a Classic box, a subscription box that'll bring a book, a hot drink, and more goodies to your door every single month. Your ideal cozy weekend is in the bag — er, box.

    You can pick your genre (classic literature, children's books, or nonfiction) and your beverage of choice (coffee, tea, or hot chocolate) and choose between the Starter Box (which includes a drink, a book, and two book-themed knickknacks) or the Standard Box (includes a drink, a book, a yummy snack, a mug, and one or two more book-themed knickknacks).

    Promising review: "I cannot even convey how much I love this subscription service. The quality of the book alone is amazing and all the goodies that come with it are exquisite. I adore the personal touches that came with mine, like the printed satchel. The cocoa and the chocolate sticks I got were delicious. I love everything so much. It's a fantastic find! " —Campina

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25+/month for the Starter Box or $38+/month for the Standard Box.

    2. A Homesick Candle that smells like your home state, because homesickness isn't just for kids at sleepaway camp — it's a very real adult problem, too!!!

    Promising review: "I got the Washington one, and it's a great smelling candle that reminds me of fall weekends and going to get warm apple cider donuts. I know it's supposed to smell like cedar, rain, Earl Grey tea, and patchouli, but it's more of a sweet, baked goods smell. You know, the kind where you're walking along a beach boardwalk and the breeze comes up and with it you catch the scent of freshly fried funnel cakes, hand pies, and donuts along with a hint of rain and maybe the smoke from a stray bonfire on the beach. The candle has burned cleanly and evenly without tunneling down the center, and the burn time is excellent; it's been lit several times since I received it, and it's still only half gone." —Radar626

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in all 50 states and D.C.).

    3. A set of very relatable wine labels to decorate your after work must-haves in a LOL-worthy way.

    Bottles not included.

    Get a set of six from ClassyCardsCreative on Etsy for $10.

    4. A set of cute PJs, because even when others are (finally) leaf-ing you alone, you deserve to look cute for you solo time.

    Reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "These are a very nice material, fit great, and aren't too short. I'm 5’4" and 120 lbs and the small fit perfectly." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 10 colors and prints).

    5. An unbelievably fuzzy (and affordable) blanket that over 1,500 reviewers swear by for getting their cuddle on.,

    Perk number 1,000,612 of being alone? There's no one else around to hog this baby (except maybe your furry friend).

    Promising review: "I can't tell you how much I love this beautiful throw. It's everything you could possibly want in a blanket: beautiful, warm, and PET APPROVED!!" —99VetteGal

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in four sizes and in 15 colors).

    6. A sleek wooden solitaire game so you can challenge your greatest opponent — yourself.

    The objective is to end up with only one peg in the center, having eliminated the others one at a time by jumping one peg over another.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength by psychologist Laurie Helgoe, which not only provides tips for finding quiet and surviving dreaded parties, but also serves to remind you that being introverted doesn't mean you aren't a total badass.

    Promising review: "At 71 years of age, I wish that this could've been one of the first books I read when I was a young girl. I grew up thinking I was weird because I was the only one in my family that craved quiet. I hated being called shy and stuck up, until reading this book helped me finally understand that it's normal for me to be and feel the way I do. What an enlightening book. It made me laugh and it made me think. You are NEVER too old to learn and discover new things that will forever change your outlook on life. I'm SO very happy that Laurie Helgoe wrote this beautiful book. No one could ever find it boring. It has set me free to just be who I am: a friendly and joyful person who loves people, animals, and trees, and just need a bit more quiet time than others may." —Lanai Malu

    Get it Amazon for $9.99+.

    8. Sassy socks that say exactly what you wish you could say out loud.

    Promising review: "I love these socks. I secretly wear them to work, where no one can see my socks, and it makes me smile. They fit perfectly. I've worn and washed them several times and they're holding up well; the colors are still vibrant and they don't have any holes." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 35 designs).

    9. An Amazon Prime subscription to maximize your at-home entertainment options while minimizing your need for interaction with the outside world.,

    Prime, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways. The perks are basically endless. First of all, you'll never be bored again — your membership includes access to over two million songs to fuel your solo dance parties, over a thousand books and magazines, a subscription to video game streaming service Twitch with in-game perks, plus tons of great movies and TV shows (including exclusive series). It also enables you to get basically anything you want at the touch of a button, without ever having to leave your precious couch. You'll get free two-day shipping available on millions of items, and one or SAME DAY shipping is even available in select locations. If you live in a major city, you may also be able to get Prime Now two-hour delivery on some items and from local grocery stores and restaurants. Going out? I don't know her.

    Subscribe for $12.99/month or $119/year after a 30-day free trial.

    10. A cushioned eye mask so you'll stay cozy as you pretend to be asleep on flights or train rides. Chatty seatmate struggles are a thing of the past.

    Promising review: "This is a very nice molded mask. I've tried almost a dozen eye masks in the past year and this is my favorite. It's lightweight and has the deepest molded eye cups of any others I've tried, enabling me to wear it for long periods without irritating my eyes. The mask fabric is 100% light-blocking even in bright light, and it's breathable so it stays cool even after many hours of use." —Andys

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 24 colors and prints).

    11. A cheeky tee that just about sums up your feelings at any social gathering.

    Get it from Jac Vanek for $34 (available in sizes XS-L), or get a similar one available in up to size 2XL from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. An adorable mug sure to make anyone who is ~much dog loving, very introvert~ say, "wow."

    Get it from Human for $12.99+ (available in two sizes).

    13. A mini griddle that'll make cooking the perfect portion for one a breeze.,

    It comes with a recipe book as well as access to a database featuring thousands more ideas!

    Promising review: "I live in a small dorm studio with a very small kitchen. This device fits perfectly and is very pleasant. Not only does it make the best eggs ever, but I can use it to heat bread and pizza slices that come out crunchy, fresh, and delicious. I'm sure I could use it to grill burgers and chopped meat as well. There the food doesn't stick at all whatsoever. It's very easy to clean and the pretty color is a plus, too." —Rasha R.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six colors).

    14. The Wallflower Box, a subscription designed just for introverts. Each month, you'll get a selection of self-care items to take me-time to a whole new level.

    Each box includes seven to nine items, including a book or journal and goodies like candles, snacks, and cruelty-free bath and beauty products. There's also a newsletter full of self-care tips for introverts included with each month's haul! You can also choose between, one, three, six, and twelve month plans if you want to try it out before subscribing.

    Promising review: "I just got my third box and I love all of the thoughtful items. I've found so many new body products that I never would've tried otherwise. Most importantly, this box has encouraged this busy mom to find bits of quiet time, even if it's just a few minutes. The items I've received in these boxes make me happy when I use them." —Jennifer

    Get it from Cratejoy for $54.95+/month.

    15. The Introvert Activity Book, a quirky tome filled with everything from mazes to crafts to quizzes to introvert bingo, for hours of introspective entertainment.

    Promising review: "This book is where self-awareness meets empowerment meets adult coloring meets your inner child. It's full of very cool activities for both silliness and self-discovery. There are lists to make, things to write and draw, and things to color and cut out. It’s aimed at introverts, but anyone who ever turns their thoughts inward should find this book great fun, and enlightening too." —Review from NC

    Get it from Amazon for $10.38.

    16. A hilarious-yet-genius arm pillow, because we introverts like cuddling but could do without chatting or having to consider other people's opinions on what to eat or watch. Don't worry, this dude wants to do whatever you want to do and isn't even capable of speech!

    #RelationshipGoals. Just kidding. Sort of.

    Promising review: "This was a hilarious gag gift for my 'forever single' friend and she thought it was amazing. She's since started an IG hashtag about her 'bf' and takes the funniest pictures with the pillow. Overall, it's both extremely comfortable and very funny. You can't go wrong." —Samantha

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

    17. A cute kitty dress (be it splurge-worthy or more affordable) to represent your inner cat lady when you actually have to dress up and go out.,

    Get the one on the left from Modcloth for $69 (available in sizes S-4X) or the one on the right from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in six other prints).

    18. Or a cat T-shirt that really tells it like it is and gives you a very valid excuse for avoiding all social obligations.,

    Honesty is the best policy.

    Promising review: "I love this shirt and it fits great! Although I had to use a Sharpie to make 'cat' plural because I didn't want one cat to get jealous and think I was making plans with the other without him. :)" —Mandy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.33+ (available in sizes S-6XL and in 21 colors).

    19. A heartfelt card to give to that one friend who really gets you (maybe that's why it doesn't feel like work to hang out with them).

    Get it from thebeautifulproject on Etsy for $4.50.

    20. A Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal, which prompts you to briefly answer a different question every day of the year and has space for up to five years of responses. It's a great way to see how you've evolved, and it's basically like reading an interview with the most fascinating person of all — you!

    Some examples of questions include: "On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you?" "What can you smell right now?" and "What do you most want to buy?" Well, at least we know the answer to that last one is currently this journal.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review and more of the best journals you can get on Amazon.

    Promising review: "I love this little journal! I've always journaled but rarely felt the urge to go back and read previous ones (in fact, I cringed when I did). I also tended to only write about what was bothering me at the moment. This journal asks a question a day that can be simple or profound, depending on your thinking at the time. An example: 'What do you need to throw away?' You could give a simple answer like 'old taxes,' or a profound one like 'anger.' The same question is answered on the same date annually for five years, showing you how you have changed or stayed the same. The format is such that you can start it on any day of the year. I actually look forward to writing in it every night." —Michele Mitchell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.30.

    21. A simply chic banner depicting your permanent opinion on weekend plans.

    Get it from QuinnLuu on Etsy for $28.

    22. Some super comfy and incredibly detailed animal slippers that might just be the only friends you need on a cozy night in.,

    They're available in a zoo's worth of animals, from moose to ducks to orangutans to cows, but the ostriches are especially perfect for anyone looking to bury their head in the sand.

    Promising review: "These slippers are amazing! I live in the basement with hard floors that are super cold. It's like living on an iceberg, and no matter how many layers of socks I'd wear, my feet would still be cold. I have a condition called Raynaud's where my hands and feet have trouble staying warm and they turn blue because there isn't enough blood flow. They often go completely numb from being so cold. I put these slippers on, and within about two minutes, my feet were warm. The feeling came back into them, and I couldn't feel the cold floor at all. These slippers are incredibly comfortable, fit my feet exactly, and are completely adorable to boot! I loved these so much that my mom and sister got some as well! All of us love these miracle slippers. They're the best slippers I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot." —Random chick

    Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL plus toddler sizes and in over 50 animals).

    23. A statement sweatshirt ready to work double duty. It'll keep you cozy when you're curled up on your couch and explain exactly why you're Staying. Right. There.

    Get it from Human for $35 (available in seven colors and in sizes XS-3X).

    24. Some enamel pins for bedecking anything from a jacket to a backpack with introvert pride.,,

    All of these make me feel very, very seen.

    Get the "Quiet, please" pin from Punkypins on Etsy for $9.63, the anime pin from grandmathunderpants on Etsy for $8, and the thought bubble pin from fairycakes on Etsy for $9.64.

    25. An honest doormat that won't let extroverts walk all over it.

    Promising review: "This door mat is actually higher quality than I expected it to be. I've had it outside my front door for a while now and it's held up really well so far. My husband was like 'OMG' when he got home the day I put it out, because supposedly he could see it from the driveway. Good. Of course, this mat coupled with my 'no soliciting' sign still doesn't deter people as much as I'd like, but hopefully they at least have a clearer idea of how unwanted they are at my home. ;)" —Cristina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    26. Cool noise-cancelling bluetooth headphones, which are basically the universal (and stylish) symbol for, "Please don't talk to me."

    These beauts have over 5,500 positive Amazon reviews, a built-in microphone, and a wired option in case you're old-school like me.

    Promising review: "These are beautifully crafted, very comfortable noise-cancelling headphones. The sound quality is everything I'd hoped for. They paired up quickly with my HP laptop on the first attempt. The fit and finish is near perfect in my opinion. The aluminum frame is very attractive, well-padded, and oh-so-smooth to the touch. It came with a nice leather-like travel bag, a cord for connecting directly to devices, and a USB cable for charging the lithium battery. After charging them overnight, I used them for six continuous, gloriously comfortable hours. There was no fading of sound and the battery seemed to be ready for several more hours of use. The volume control is smooth and adjusts easily. The sound remained clear, crisp and easy to listen to from the highest to the lowest volume setting. I would buy them again in a nanosecond." —Ken Andrews

    Get them from Amazon for $62.94+ (available in five colors).

    27. A pretty canopy you can hang over your bed and swoosh closed dramatically when you need your damn privacy.

    It comes with a hook for hanging.

    Get it from Pottery Barn for $74.

    28. And a sticker you truly deserve every time you go to a party, introduce yourself to someone new, or spend time with people you don't know very well. It's under $1, so get several and reward yourself every time!

    Get it from KatieAbeyDesign on Esty for $0.69.

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