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

    Spoil yourself with some sweet ($30 and under) treats before the holiday chaos commences.

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    1. 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.

    2. A dainty initial necklace so you always have a go-to, simplistic piece of jewelry to rely on. Honestly, it's so cute you don't even need to own any other necklaces!


    Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (available in 26 letters).

    3. 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 eight prints/colors)

    4. A velvet bow scrunchie to ~tie~ your an entire outfit together.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $8 (available in five colors).

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


    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in seven colors).

    6. A set of teeeeeny tiny air plants in sea urchin shells that'll be the cutest part of any desk or bookshelf.

    Kathryn Pool / / Heather A Calabrese /

    Promising review: "Recently got mine in the mail as a present from my in-laws for my birthday. This was probably the neatest gift I've ever gotten and unique. Honestly, I was expecting chocolates or something to munch on, so this was quite the surprise. They came in a box that separated the plants from the urchin shells. Nothing came broken or looked dead. So far I've kept mine alive because it's easy to take care of. The directions included helped me out with making sure of it too, lol." —Kathryn Pool

    Get set of three from Amazon for $13.79+ (available in three set sizes).

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

    Krissy Toth /

    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 $9.52.

    8. A mini flamingo makeup brush set *and* pouch that, yes, your makeup collection is in dire need of.


    Get it from Tarte for $19.

    9. 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 $20.90.

    10. A salt cellar made in acacia wood to make you feel oh-so sophisticated when you're cookin' in the kitchen.


    Get it from Amazon for $11 (other accessories available in a similar style).

    11. Dangly earrings that come in tons of colors and styles for adding a sweet pop of color to any ensemble...and because a growing jewelry collection is a happy one!

    nana520 / / stephanie /

    Promising review: "These are really beautiful! I read the positive reviews, but still, for the price, I did not expect such high quality. They have some slight imperfections, but that's what makes me think they're real abalone. Either way, I'm very happy with them. I would definitely purchase again for myself or as a gift. As other reviewers have said, I would add a rubber back to keep them in place." —nana520

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49 (available in 43 style and color options).

    12. A skeleton ice cube mold tray to celebrate being a little bit 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 $10.95.

    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 $15.99+ (available in three styles).

    14. Playing cards with different cat species and factoids on each card — and OMG, as a fellow cat lover, I am freaking out at these!!!


    Get it from ModCloth for $7.

    15. A beginner's guide to calligraphy if you've always wanted to hone your penmanship but didn't know where to start.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this book!! I’ve wanted to improve my penmanship and learn modern calligraphy and lettering for a looooong time. I thought I’d give this book a try and I’m so confident in my lettering now. I’m excited to create my own projects and show off my new skills!!" —KHenderson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. 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 $9.99 (available in six color/print options).

    17. 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.

    18. 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).

    19. 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).

    20. Fleece-lined slippers with a memory-foam insole and this is what heaven for feet looks like.


    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 4-12 and 15 animal/color combinations).

    21. 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.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    22. A button-up, tie-front henley that'll quickly become your go-to top when you're throwing together a lazy OOTD.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors).

    23. An adorable soy candle to give you a small piece of home, no matter where you are.

    Homesick Candles

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

    24. A rose gold thermal bottle so pretty, you might actually look forward to going to the gym.


    This 12-ounce vacuum-sealed bottle keeps your beverages hot for up to 8 hours and cold for up to 24 hours.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $21.99 (available in four finishes).

    25. 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 $9.99+ (available in 15 styles).

    26. Colorful wreath earrings so you can be festive while also being trendy as hell — which is pretty much Mariah Carey's brand.

    J. Crew Factory

    *Cues up "All I Want For Christmas Is You" in Spotify.*

    Get it on sale from J.Crew Factory for $17.50 (originally $29.50).

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

    Victoria /

    The letter board comes with 150 letters. You can get more letters, symbols, and numbers for $10.49.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in two colors).

    28. 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.

    29. 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.

    30. A purty birdy cross-body with a vibrant embroidery to make your heart sing, just like a lil' songbird!

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get it on sale from Nordstrom Rack for $19.97 (originally $52).

    31. A sleek jewelry stand you'll actually want to leave out on your dresser.


    Get it from Amazon for $30.

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

    Urban Outfitters

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

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.

    33. 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 $10.37.

    34. And lastly, a brightening diamond peel-off mask 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 $23.

    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.

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