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    37 Little Things To Get Yourself Before You Start Buying Gifts For Everyone Else

    Treat yourself before the holiday chaos commences.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A trio of I Dew Care's mini face masks, including their brightening diamond mask, that you deserve to treat yourself to especially if you've been *under a lot of pressure* lately.


    Promising review: "I really, really like this mask. When you apply the mask to your face it looks like shimmering pearls. What I really like about the product is that it is a peel-off mask. Depending on how thickly you put the product on your face it only takes 20-30 minutes to dry. That sounds like a long time but it is worth the wait. When you peel this off your face and then do a final rinse your face feels and looks wonderful. I then follow with a moisturizer (that's just me). I use this product once a week. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants younger- and better-looking skin." —Grandma Fran

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    2. And to continue the theme of self-pampering, a pretty rose quartz roller so you can skip the expensive spa trip and give yourself the ultimate facial at home.

    Rose quartz rolling can help with eye puffiness, as well as tightening and brightening of your skin. BuzzFeed's Rachel Miller investigated these claims herself to see how they held up, and spoiler — it worked:

    "My immediate reaction was, 'Wait, is this what my face is supposed to look like?!' My eyes were suddenly so prominent in my face — in a good way!! — and everything looked visibly brighter and tighter — again, in a very good way. I suddenly just looked so awake, so healthy, so...Disney princess-like? (A half-black divorced American princess whose name happens to be Rachel, let’s say.) At 6:10 am with no makeup on? When just a couple of minutes ago I did not look that way at all? I was legitimately shocked." —Rachel Miller

    Read the rest of her review on rollers to learn more!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.77 (also available in a jade roller).

    3. An empowering book filled with GORGEOUS illustrations of 50 legendary goddesses and a brief description of why they are so extraordinary.


    Promising review: "Ann always smashes it with her illustrations. This book is packed with heart and soul. It's perfect if you are looking for a coffee table book with summarized information on goddesses from different areas of the world. It even gives you tips on channeling each goddess; I think that is my favorite detail. Incredible follow up to Bad Girls. She's a great artist to look up to." —Cherie Adan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.56.

    4. A set of silky-soft satin pillowcases designed to help keep your hair from frizzing, your skin from breaking out, and your dreams sweet.


    Promising review: "I love this SOOO MUCH! The hype for silk pillowcases is real! I have a FULL head of hair that is very long, which has also been processed to death. Since my hair is always so dry due to all of the color processes, I like to air-dry it to save it from being damaged further by the heat. Well, my hair would always look like a frizzy mess the morning after, even though I saturated my hair with leave-in treatments and treatment oils. Finally, I decided to try out a silk pillowcase and I'm obsessed! I can now rock my air-dry hair the next morning without looking like I have a rat's nest on my head. The only thing I wish this had is zippers. Since silk is slippery, the cover tends to fall off the pillows often. Other than that, this is perfect. I'm going to bring a pillowcase with me when I travel!" —Rubicant

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in standard, queen, and two king sizes and in 14 colors).

    5. A large sideways initial necklace you can pair with literally any outfit for a dainty but statement-making accent. I don't know how those two things go so well together, but they do.


    Promising review: "This necklace is more pretty in person. I love the large size of the letter pendant, chain length, and how it's attached to the chain to give it a offset angle once you put it on. It looks really trendy and personalized once you match it with a cute outfit." —Erin Delancy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39.

    6. Crew-style knit socks that'll make you want to IMMEDIATELY curl up with a cup of cocoa and a good book.


    Promising review: "I wear shoe size 7 and these fit my feet wonderfully. There is plenty of extra room for someone with a bigger foot. These socks don't tighten around your ankle, which is something that really irritates me with other socks I've had. The material is super soft and comfortable. The colors are beautiful. They are well-made. The socks aren't as thick as I thought they would be, but they aren't thin. They keep my feet warm without being too bulky. I'd definitely order from this company again." —Crystal

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 for five pairs (available in one size that fits sizes 5-9, and 12 prints/colors)

    7. A gel-to-foam cleanser to softly clean and hydrate your skin. Made with rose water, coconut water, and meadowfoam seed oil to lock in moisture, this heavenly formula is gentle enough to use daily.

    Crabtree & Evelyn

    Get it from Crabtree & Evelyn for $15.

    8. Crochet boot socks that sit at the top of the boot so your cutest pair can actually fit around your calves.


    Promising review: "I ordered the gray cuffs and absolutely love them! They're especially handy for the boots I own that can't accommodate thicker socks. I have very skinny calves so they also help to fill out the top of my boots that sometimes don't hug my legs like I want them to. I was worried that these cuffs might not stay in place but they were rock solid through a long day at work. I had some strings here in there but that's common with any crocheted item. I can wear these several times without washing which makes them pretty hard to beat. I plan on ordering more colors now!" —HipShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 14 styles).

    9. A tin of festive tea, because you're all about cinnamon and spice and everything nice.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite tea from Harney & Sons. It's not just cinnamon — it has a blend of orange peel and sweet cloves. It has such a natural sweetness to it. You don't need to add anything to sweeten it. It can be served hot or cold. I don't even need to steep it for too long to get that spicy flavor and scent. It's a very nice morning pick me up. I will continue to purchase this one. It's a keeper!" —KarenVC

    Get a tin with 30 sachets from Amazon for $10.40.

    10. A pretty, undated planner so you're able to write down important reminders as you go.

    FRANK Stationary / Etsy

    Be sure to check out the shop's home page to see all of their other cute journals/planners.

    Get it from FRANK Stationary on Etsy for $19.90.

    11. Acrylic resin earrings in a funky geometric shape everyone will assume you got from a high-end boutique. You didn't, but they don't have to know that!


    Promising review: "These earrings are so cute!! They're comparable to jewelry you'd buy from Bauble Bar or a similar brand." —amazon_reviewer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 15 styles).

    12. A skeleton ice cube mold tray to celebrate being juuuuust a little bit (ok, a lot) dead on the inside.


    Promising review: "The silicone mold is rigid enough to hold its shape but flexible enough to pop out the finished product without damaging either the ice or the mold. The level of detail is pretty impressive." —David M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    13. A cushy bath pillow that'll make your baths even *more* relaxing, and you DESERVE that! 👏


    Promising review: "I loved this pillow. It was amazing to lay back and relax with a book in the bath without hurting my neck. Unfortunately my cats viciously attacked it and ripped it apart, but I really loved it while I had it. Would order again, and hide when not using." —Ming's Mongols Cattery

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three styles).

    14. A deck of spell cards with remedies and rituals so you can attract good fortunes now *and* in the new year.


    Get it from ModCloth for $17 or Amazon for $12.71.

    15. An eye-catching tapestry you can hang up for easy wall art that feels extra special. Hello, this design is actually out of this world.


    Get it from Rosie Sayers on Redbubble for $65.03 (available in three sizes)

    16. A hand lettering 101 book featuring detailed instructions for nine lettering styles that'll teach you all the basics you need for some flawless penmanship. *Slowly chants*, bring back snail mail.


    Promising review: "Absolutely love this book. So easy to follow along and practice. Love that there's a sample for you to trace and space to practice right after. Someone mentioned half the book is blank pages but in reality, it's space to practice and I actually like it. I like to compare my handwriting side by side with the example." —Lourdes

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99, and don't forget to grab a calligraphy brush pen for $5.35.

    17. Rainbow stainless steel straws — they're not only environmentally-friendly, but simply darling. What more could you want in $7 product?!?

    Each set comes with a mix of bent and straight straws, plus a cleaning brush.

    Promising review: "Got them to eliminate the use of plastic straws for environmental purposes, and they’re great, I love them! They’re beautiful and feel very durable and honestly make my cold beverage taste crisper." —STINAXOXO

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    18. A pack of crisscross headbands for the days when you just don't feel like washing your hair (me on most days, TBH).

    Michelle / / Garnette Mills /

    Promising review: "Love these headbands! Awesome deal and perfect for keeping my huge frizzy hair out of my face! Color choices are vibrant and the four different bands allow for them to work with any outfit. I get so many compliments when I wear them!" —Sarah

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.89 (available in six color/print options).

    19. A sloth mug to fill with looooots of coffee on the mornings when your body feels extra ~slow~.

    Urban Outfitters

    It's so cute. The face. I'm screaming.

    Get it on pre-order from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    20. Wrapping paper featuring *your* beautiful face, because let's be honest here, you're the real gift.


    This will end up being the best present you could ever get yourself when you see the look on your gift recipient's face after you hand them a present wrapped in this.

    Get it from Firebox for $18+ (available in three sizes).

    21. A modern jewelry box that's compact but mighty. It features multiple compartments lined with a soft linen fabric for all your small pieces, plus a ring roll for ultimate organization.


    Promising review: "This looks great on top of my dresser! It was a little pricier than I intended to spend on a jewelry box but it does seem very sturdy and good quality and I absolutely love the simplicity and elegance of it. I also think the side drawer is pretty cool!" —Anna T

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    22. A Luke's Diner shirt you must wear every time you feel like you need coffee in an IV — it's the law.

    Custom Gift Shirt / Etsy

    Get it from Custom Gift Shirt on Etsy for $12.90+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and four colors).

    23. A sequin LBD with feather trim — and, um, hello. THIS is your New Year's Eve look, I just decided.


    Get it from Boohoo for $62 (available in sizes 4-10).

    24. A Glossier Brow Flick pen — aka your new favorite way to fill in your brows with total ease. Just flick, flick, flick and your feathery, natural look is D-O-N-E.


    Promising review: "I’ve been using brow pens rather than pencils/wax-based products for a couple of years now. My eyebrows naturally have a couple of patchy spots so I knew I needed a brow product. But unlike other brow products, pens aren’t hard in my brow hairs during application and don’t seem to clog up my pores as much. This brow pen is the most waterproof of the ones I’ve tried by far. I work out a lot and this did not bleed or fade at all when I sweat. Highly recommend if you’re into this type of brow product!" —Molly

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in three shades).

    25. A pair of faux-fur slides so you can kick off your shoes at the end of a long day and slip into these warm cocoons. If you ask me, that is fanciness at its finest!

    Promising review: "These slippers feel like a hug on my feet. They have a hard bottom so you can wear them out. The top part is so incredibly soft!!! I love these!" —Cyndi Lundeberg

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes 5-10 and five colors).

    26. A dough press for making delicious dumplings, ravioli, empanadas, and pierogis allllll in the comfort of your kitchen so you never have a reason to leave. You're welcome.


    Promising review: "Great tools in the kitchen. I’ve now become the empanada chef in our house. Next attempt will be making potstickers/won-tons. Also, will be making some hand-held fruit pies. Implements are super easy to clean and I really like the fact that the bottoms cut the right sized cut-outs." —Sherman D. Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    27. A fuzzy fleece jacket that'll upgrade the leggings you've been wearing to your most successful OOTD post yet.


    Promising review: "This jacket is soooo cute. It is exactly what I expected since the other reviews say the sizes run a bit small and recommend ordering a size up. That's what I did and I love it. It's so soft and cuddly like you're inside a teddy bear." —Ciera

    Get it from Amazon for $22.38+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 15 styles/colors).

    28. An adorable soy candle to recreate your childhood's favorite fall smells no matter where you are.

    Homesick Candles

    Get Grandma's Kitchen and Pumpkin Patch from Homesick Candles for $29.95 each.

    29. A pair of chic, delicate earrings you 100% need if you're one to never take your earrings off (me) but still want to look polished and on-trend every day.

    Amazon, Amazon Customer /

    Promising review: "I love these tiny little earrings. I received them about a week ago and I never take them out and sleep in them. Honestly I forget they are even in until someone compliments me! My holes are a little stretched out after so many years of heavy earrings, but I haven't had any issues with these sinking into the holes like sometimes happens with smaller studs. I appreciate that the posts aren't so long and that I don't get stabbed by them." —Julie N.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 15 styles).

    30. A neck pillow in the shape of a FREAKIN' SHRIMP. Why use a plain neck pillow when you could be sleeping on a shrimp one?!? This isn't up for debate, this pillow rocks.


    Promising review: "This pillow changed my life. Birthday for someone you're in love with? Wanna show your teacher you appreciate them? Does your hairdresser give you solid looks for solid prices and you need a Christmas gift for them? Does your neck need support late at night when you're playing scary video games in the dark at 2 a.m. when you should be studying for finals? This shrimp neck pillow was the answer to all those questions. It's so comfortable. It's so fashionable. It's so iconic. No one will ever disrespect you with this on your neck. If you have doubts, take my word for it. This pillow is where it's at." —McHoot

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    31. A cute letter board to leave yourself funny messages, welcome your guests, or (if you're a responsible adult) remind yourself of important dates.

    The letter board comes with 150 letters. You can get more letters, symbols, and numbers for $15.99.

    Promising review: "I have wanted a felt letter board for a long time now but most brands were just so expensive! The board is very well made and stands out from all the other boards out there with the pink felt! It was also so much more affordable than the rest and offers the letters in different colors on their site." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in six sizes and 27 colors).

    32. A modern clock that'll add some instant decor to your empty walls. And let's face it, walls are ALWAYS the hardest thing to decorate.


    Get it from Amazon for $17.77.

    33. An adorable box of long, four-inch matches you'll need for lighting the last bit of all the candles you're burnin' through this candle season.

    The Found / Etsy

    Get it from The Found on Etsy for $5.95.

    34. A pair of affordable, cute, and stylish prescription glasses with a clip on sunglass option so you can see inside *AND* outside.


    Promising review: "I love these glasses. I love the available feature to search for frames by searching dimension size and being able to upload a photo to try on the glasses. The material is very durable and the weight of the glasses is also nice. I receive a lot of compliments on these glasses." —Carly

    Get them from GlassesShop for $39.95.

    35. An oversized, 25-ounce prosecco glass because bath rule number one is: BYOB (bring your own bubbles).


    Just to break this down: 25 ounces = four standard-size glasses of bubbly.

    Promising review: "I was shocked! At first look, I didn't think one flute glass would hold the entire champagne bottle. IT DOES!" —Vaygar-Ingvald Elmersson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    36. A too-cute-for-words 2020 calendar from the one and only BuzzFeed Good Advice Cupcake featuring tons of inspiring and sassy spreads.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed, The Good Advice Cupcake

    Get it from Amazon for $13.29.

    37. Speaking of baths, a hypoallergenic bubble bath made with calming lavender and naturally-derived botanicals to comfortably soak in all while knowing you're not marinating in a tub of chemicals.


    Use it for your kiddos or yourself — whoever needs a calming bath more.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this bubble bath. We’ve been buying it for a while now and it's probably the best, most soothing lavender bubble bath on the market. We use it every night for my son’s bath. Not only does it smell amazing (perfect to calm baby at night) but it creates bubbles pretty well. My son loves to play in it! Highly recommend for babies, and adults too!" —Aggie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Holiday season can get hectic so before you go and start spoilin' everyone else, take some time to:


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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