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30 Cool Gifts You'll Probably End Up Keeping For Yourself (And You Should)

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1. A hand-made candle you can gift to your bestie who's just as dead on the inside as you <3.

These are 100% soy wax candles and you can pick between tons of scent and color options.Get it from Ember Candle Co. on Etsy for $10.61 (available in 22 scents and nine colors).
Ember Candle Co. / Etsy

These are 100% soy wax candles and you can pick between tons of scent and color options.

Get it from Ember Candle Co. on Etsy for $10.61 (available in 22 scents and nine colors).

2. A pair of in-style acrylic earrings because friends help friends keep up with trends.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 10 color and style combinations).

3. A scratch-off craft beer poster so they can keep track of all the new brews they try and love.

Get it from Pop Chart Lab on Etsy for $35+ (available framed or unframed).
Pop Chart Lab / Etsy

Get it from Pop Chart Lab on Etsy for $35+ (available framed or unframed).

4. A silk eye mask that'll help them get the best sleep of their life — and is there really a better gift than that?

OK, LISTEN. I know this sleep mask is $50 and I would normally scoff at a price like that for something so simple, but people, this is no ordinary sleep mask. I didn&#x27;t even know I *had* opinions on sleep masks until I tried this. It rests delicately on your eyes with minimal pressure so you don&#x27;t feel like you&#x27;re wearing anything, yet you can still gently feel the silk. I can&#x27;t explain it but it&#x27;s truly magic and I&#x27;ve already gifted one to my bestie (who loves it as much as I do!).Get it from Sephora for $50.
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OK, LISTEN. I know this sleep mask is $50 and I would normally scoff at a price like that for something so simple, but people, this is no ordinary sleep mask. I didn't even know I *had* opinions on sleep masks until I tried this. It rests delicately on your eyes with minimal pressure so you don't feel like you're wearing anything, yet you can still gently feel the silk. I can't explain it but it's truly magic and I've already gifted one to my bestie (who loves it as much as I do!).

Get it from Sephora for $50.

5. A calligraphy starter kit so they can pick up a fun new hobby and pretend that the world isn't, you know, on fire and such.

The kit comes with a calligraphy brush pen, and a 30-page instructional book with two sample alphabets and practice pages.Get it from Printable Wisdom on Etsy for $28.
Printable Wisdom / Etsy

The kit comes with a calligraphy brush pen, and a 30-page instructional book with two sample alphabets and practice pages.

Get it from Printable Wisdom on Etsy for $28.

6. A deck of cards with original illustrations of 54 trailblazing women to give to the badass woman in your own life.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20.
Uncommon Goods

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20.

7. An incredibly fun cocktail recipe book for the friend (*couch cough* you) who's obsessed with fine literature and even finer cocktails.

Get it from Amazon for $9.33 or Barnes &amp; Noble for $13.50 or from a local bookseller on IndieBound here.
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $9.33 or Barnes & Noble for $13.50 or from a local bookseller on IndieBound here.

8. An adorable soy candle that'll give them a small piece of home, no matter where they are.

Get it from Homesick Candles or Amazon for $29.95 (available in 50 states).
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Get it from Homesick Candles or Amazon for $29.95 (available in 50 states).

9. A T. rex scarf they're dino-sure to love... I mean how could they not love this?!

Get it from ModCloth for $25.
ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $25.

10. A set of Disney princess face masks and SERIOUSLY WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, slam that "add to cart" button immediately.

The set comes with four masks: lavender, cucumber, green tea, and rose water. Get it from Firebox for $17.89.
Firebox

The set comes with four masks: lavender, cucumber, green tea, and rose water.

Get it from Firebox for $17.89.

11. A pillow cover they'll love more than bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica combined!

I will never stop putting this in gift posts! For one, I have this in my apartment and it never fails to start conversation. The fabric is great quality and has held up incredibly well. TL;DR: this is the best thing you could ever spend $8 on.Get it from Amazon for $8.99.Psst! The pillow insert is *not* included, but you can get one from Amazon for $7.99. I have this exact pillow insert and cover and I can confirm: It&#x27;s all great quality.
Amazon

I will never stop putting this in gift posts! For one, I have this in my apartment and it never fails to start conversation. The fabric is great quality and has held up incredibly well. TL;DR: this is the best thing you could ever spend $8 on.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

Psst! The pillow insert is *not* included, but you can get one from Amazon for $7.99. I have this exact pillow insert and cover and I can confirm: It's all great quality.

12. A chili powder palette that'll ~spice up their life and the people of the world.~

The set comes with Carolina reaper, Bhut jolokia (ghost pepper), kashmiri, ancho grande, chipotle, guajillo, cayenne, habanero, de arbol, pasilla, Hungarian noble sweet paprika, and hot oak smoked paprika.Get it from Marvling Bros. Ltd on Etsy for $27.42.
Marvling Bros. Ltd / Etsy

The set comes with Carolina reaper, Bhut jolokia (ghost pepper), kashmiri, ancho grande, chipotle, guajillo, cayenne, habanero, de arbol, pasilla, Hungarian noble sweet paprika, and hot oak smoked paprika.

Get it from Marvling Bros. Ltd on Etsy for $27.42.

13. A bathtub tray with compartments for bath time essentials (in order of importance): wine, books, iPads, phone, snacks, and soap.

The side trays are adjustable to fit a variety of tub sizes. Promising review: &quot;Perfect gift for the bath lover, and great way to make a bath look more thoughtful and designed even when not in use. Our tub is deep and has handles that this tray fits perfectly on. The ability to slide it apart makes it easy to customize to the right width. When not in use the trays and holders are a perfect place to store bath accessories (bubble bath, candles, etc.) that keep the tub area from looking like a hoarders pile. The holder fits an iPad 12&quot; in the vertical position, but not really horizontally, that&#x27;s tough if you wanted to watch a show. It&#x27;s possible to prop it up though using the grooves in the tray so overall this does the trick. It comes with removable soap/wine trays that can be reconfigured or removed entirely if your tub is not as wide.&quot; —C McAGet it from Amazon for $39.97.
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The side trays are adjustable to fit a variety of tub sizes.

Promising review: "Perfect gift for the bath lover, and great way to make a bath look more thoughtful and designed even when not in use. Our tub is deep and has handles that this tray fits perfectly on. The ability to slide it apart makes it easy to customize to the right width. When not in use the trays and holders are a perfect place to store bath accessories (bubble bath, candles, etc.) that keep the tub area from looking like a hoarders pile. The holder fits an iPad 12" in the vertical position, but not really horizontally, that's tough if you wanted to watch a show. It's possible to prop it up though using the grooves in the tray so overall this does the trick. It comes with removable soap/wine trays that can be reconfigured or removed entirely if your tub is not as wide." —C McA

Get it from Amazon for $39.97.

14. And! Some unicorn poo bath bombs to make their baths as bright, colorful, and magical as they are!

Firebox

Get it from Firebox for $10.59.

15. A set of GORGEOUS watercolor planet plates you should only gift if the recipient has fully accepted that Pluto is not a planet (...Pluto is not included in this set).

These dishes are 10 inches in diameter, dishwasher safe, but *not* microwave safe.Get the eight-piece set from Amazon for $39.95.
ModCloth

These dishes are 10 inches in diameter, dishwasher safe, but *not* microwave safe.

Get the eight-piece set from Amazon for $39.95.

16. An adorable succulent planter sure to put a smile on their face every time they see it just sitting there lookin' all cute!

Get it from bolt &amp; rally on Etsy for $17.34+ (available in two sizes and four colors).
bolt & rally / Etsy

Get it from bolt & rally on Etsy for $17.34+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

17. A travel fund box so they can start saving for the next big adventure, with you of course.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

18. A pack of cat butt magnets that they'll obviously use to hang up photos of you on their fridge.

Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $8.85+ (available in five animal sets).
Amazon

Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $8.85+ (available in five animal sets).

19. A pair of extremely cute mirrored sunglasses you should probably order two of, otherwise you'll wind up stealing them for yourself.

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Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 11 colors).

20. An actually cute lunch tote that juuuust might convince them to start bringing food to work every day.

Promising review: &quot;Awesome! I left this in my car in the hot Houston heat one day with an ice pack, and my yogurt was still cold and I did not get food poisoning. It can hold a decent sized ice pack, two Chobani yogurts, a bag of mini cucumbers and half a sandwich. It’s also super cute.&quot; —HwangGet it from Amazon for $30.
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Promising review: "Awesome! I left this in my car in the hot Houston heat one day with an ice pack, and my yogurt was still cold and I did not get food poisoning. It can hold a decent sized ice pack, two Chobani yogurts, a bag of mini cucumbers and half a sandwich. It’s also super cute." —Hwang

Get it from Amazon for $30.

21. A '90s quiz game for anyone who has yet to move on from the greatest decade ever... But I am not biased or anything.

Get it from Firebox for $21.29.
Firebox

Get it from Firebox for $21.29.

22. A huggable llama cooling and heating pad filled with natural buckwheat grains and lavender to help with cramps, swelling, and other body ailments — or just to hug for comfort!

Urban Outfitters

All you have to do is pop this lil' guy in the freezer or in the microwave!

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

23. A set of mason jar shot glasses that will make everyone else ~jelly~.

Get a set of four from Amazon for $13 or Asos for $26.
Asos

Get a set of four from Amazon for $13 or Asos for $26.

24. A jewelry box in a chic and simple design so they can store their best gems in style.

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in three colors).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in three colors).

25. And! A dainty, goes-with-everything choker to gift to someone you love — and by that I mean yourself.

Get it from Amazon for $17.95 (available in silver and gold).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $17.95 (available in silver and gold).

26. A cheese grater purrrrrfect for food and cat lovers alike.

Get it from ModCloth for $12.
ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $12.

27. A What Do You Meme Game of Thrones expansion pack because your friend group could always use more cards for the world's most hilarious party game.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 or Urban Outfitters for $13.
Urban Outfitters

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 or Urban Outfitters for $13.

28. An initial wax stamp for the peeps in your life who still love to send letters — which should be all of us, people! *Chants* bring back the joy of snail mail!

Sweet Zakka House / Etsy

Get it from Sweet Zakka House on Etsy for $12.95+ (available in two styles and all letters).

This Etsy listing also has the option to add wax and make it a kit, or you can get wax from Amazon for $10.39.

29. A Nicolas Cage sequin pillowcase anyone would be truly blessed to receive. Like, this is an actual *treasure*.

No, I am not over this pillow nor will I ever be. Get it from Memeskins on Etsy for $23.04+ (available as a pillow cover or as a pillow).
Memeskins / Etsy

No, I am not over this pillow nor will I ever be.

Get it from Memeskins on Etsy for $23.04+ (available as a pillow cover or as a pillow).

30. And lastly, an LED cactus light that'll be the ~sharpest~ looking thing on any table or nightstand.

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

Now if only someone would gift me a puppy...

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