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    28 Gifts That'll Help Save People From Themselves

    Practical (and not-so practical) presents they'll be so glad they have.

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    1. A screaming goat figurine that'll help them release all that stress building up inside. Just press the button on the stump he stands on to hear those bleats that can't be beat.


    And it comes with a 32-page, illustrated booklet all about goats, making this product the G.O.A.T. itself.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.76.

    Promising review: "This little piece of screaming plastic has created an excellent outlet for resolving frustrations in our home. Every time a conflict or struggle arises we push the little goat, get a gratifying screech, chuckle and move on throughout our day. No regrets on purchasing this. When you get one, get four or five because you're going to want to share with family and friends." —Amazon Customer

    Learn more about the brilliance of this in If You Need A Quick And Easy Gift, This Screaming Goat Is The Answer.

    2. A set of packing cubes to keep your favorite travel-enthusiast from shelling out cash on checking a bag when they can't quit their over-packing ways. These (and the tons of clothes compressed inside) fit right in a carry-on!

    It comes with a laundry bag to separate dirty clothes on your way back, and the cubes have mesh tops so they can see what's inside!

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99 (available in six colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "These packing cubes exceeded my expectations!!!! I was able to pack for a seven-day cruise: seven day outfits, seven evening dresses, six swimsuits and six swim cover ups. Along with 10 pairs of undergarments, four PJ sets, and three bras. It was crazy. I highly recommend! I used a Vera Bradly weekend tote to fit my packing cubes and then a separate bag for shoes, toiletries, etc. worked perfectly! Very happy with my purchase." —Elias Zuloaga

    3. A funny and relatable activity book for anyone who wants to take a quick break from their day and have a little chuckle about their worries — and remember they're not alone!


    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    Promising review: "This book is exactly what it says it is: a big activity book for anxious people! It’s got some great activities inside that totally keep me busy, keep my anxiety in check, and truly is a great time suck to keep my mind focused on the activities and an escape from whatever is consuming me those days. Cannot recommend this book enough!!!" —Alex R. Pepin

    4. A handy dandy portable charger for your friend who never answers their texts because their phone keeps dying. All those times they leave the house without checking how much battery power they have. Oh, am I the only one who does that?


    This has two USB ports to charge two devices at a time, and it holds enough juice to charge THREE iPhone 8s — so it's ok if you forget to charge *this* bb all the time too.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing & I’d give it 20 stars If I could!! You will NOT be disappointed! My phone was at 48%, I plugged this in, and in 45 minutes it was up to 100% with plenty of charge left in the charger bank!! I plug it in at night after I use it and it’s fully recharged in a couple hours — and it has awesome light to show you how much it’s charged. It’s flat and fits in my purse or pool bag perfectly. The quality is fantastic & better than any other bank I’ve owned!!" —shayk

    5. A set of makeup-removing cloths to remove every single trace of dirt and makeup (even waterproof formulas!) with just water. Going to bed with a full face of foundation on? That can end now.


    And the cloths are super soft, so you won't have to resort to harsh scrubbing that can dry out your face.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "I am surprised, nay, shocked at how well these work. I would use the disposable makeup wipes and would always have mascara rings under my eyes when I woke up the next morning that would require makeup remover on a cotton ball to clean off my face, so basically I had to use two separate products to remove waterproof mascara. THESE ARE AMAZING. Rinse then under hot water and then wipe my face a couple times, and done. No makeup on my face when I wake up in the morning AND it doesn't require chemicals or produce waste. I honestly didn't think these would work as well as they claim, but I'm happy to be wrong!" —Jennifer Smith

    For more options, check out our picks for best makeup removers at three price points on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. Or for a higher-end option, a Foreo Luna Mini 2, a silicone face-cleansing brush designed to totally remove makeup, dirt, and oil, AAAAND gently exfoliate their skin in just 60 seconds (I know, it's a gamechanger). It's like a quick little baby facial every day.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    ^That's me! I love this handy lil' device SO much. Check out my in-depth review for all the deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in eight colors).

    Promising review: "I really regretted this purchase at first, seemed like it was just a vibrator, the shape was weird considering the angles of a face, the two different sides felt the same. BUT THEN....... I dried my face with a white towel and there was not a speck of makeup left on the towel and I didn't have a drop of mascara raccoon eye look left on my face. This is the cleanest my face has ever been. I will keep using it" —hine0108

    7. A borderline miraculous shoe-cleaning kit to erase the damage they've inflicted on they're favorite kicks, whether they're leather, nubuck, suede, canvas, vinyl etc. They *knew* they shouldn't have worn them to that muddy festival.

    Just add on a little bit of the concentrated cleaner and water to the included brush and scrub away — the blend of saddle soap, oils, and conditioners will gently banish dirt, grime, and even grease and grass stains.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    Promising review: "It works great! I was a little unclear on what exactly I could use this shoe cleaner on when I ordered it, but I trusted the reviews and went for it. Turns out, this shoe cleaner works on just about anything. I cleaned up all my daughter's outgrown shoes to get them ready for consignment, and this stuff cleaned the whole lot! It worked on everything from Crocs and jellies to Uggs and Birkenstocks. I still can't figure out how something so powerful when cleaning canvas and rubber could somehow melt into suede and leather without leaving a trace. They should call it Pink Mystery Shoe Cleaner, if you ask me. I still have 95% of the bottle left, by the way. I definitely think I got my money's worth! Nice that they threw in the brush, too." —Beth C.

    8. A set of battery-powered flameless candles with moving wicks that flicker realistically for a relaxing atmosphere or the *look* of a fireplace — without worrying about whether or not they left a candle burning. 🤔


    They can even control them with a remote!

    Get the set of five from Amazon for $17.99.

    Promising review: "These are awesome flameless candles. They actually look like real flames with the way they have made them. They are a believable brightness and they flicker really nicely. The remote is easy to use and though each candle uses AA batteries, they last a very long time. I've had these for over 7 months, turn them on almost every night for 3-4 hours, and have not had to change the batteries yet. The candles are real wax and, overall, this is a high quality product. I would recommend (and have) to anyone looking for something like this." —Martin Richard Zefelippo

    9. A collagen-infused ~protein treatment~ for an intense at-home mask that'll help their strands look and feel less damaged in just five minutes, even after they've gotten *very* heavy-handed with the flat iron. It's basically a time machine for hair is what I'm saying.

    BuzzFeed / Bek O'Connell

    *one reviewer says it's even BETTER than Olaplex (which is over three times the price!).*

    This is the same brand that makes the MIlky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask so many people swear by (and it looks damn cool).

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    Promising review: "I've used this twice so far and I just ordered two more tubes. It's amazing. My hair hasn't been this soft since I was a child. The most amazing part is that while it adds luster and softness, my hair isn't greasy at all. I have straight hair that has become damaged/frizzy from coloring and highlighting. I LOVE this conditioner." —Nancy

    And check out the BuzzFeeder pictured above's review for her first-hand experience (it's #1 in the post)!

    10. A grocery list pad they can check off as they run out of items, making getting home and screaming, "Oh shoot, I forgot the eggs?!" a thing of the past.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.70.

    Promising review: "This is the best. I can't express how much better this has made my grocery shopping experience — faster, more organized, and more comprehensive. No more 'oh, what else do we need?' brainstorming sessions at home, and no more 'we have to walk down every aisle to make sure we didn't forget something' when you're at the store. It makes meal planning easy and generally hits on most of the things I need at the store. I only wish it were truly customizable for MY general shopping needs — that would be the perfect shopping list." —Reasonable Person

    11. A Rubbermaid Freshworks container to keep produce fresher for wayyyyy longer. Extend their budget — and the life of those strawberries they bought (::checks watch::) last week.

    BuzzFeed / Natalie Brown

    The vents regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide and keeps moisture away so produce tastes freshly-picked days and days and days... and days later.

    Get a four-cup rectangular container from Amazon for $9.40 (available in five sizes, plus sets of two and three).

    Promising review: "We bought one of these just to try them out. We live in Montana and the veggies just don't seem to last as long as they did when we lived in AZ or WA. I put some baby spinach in one of the containers and nine days later the spinach literally looks as good as the day I bought it. I bought a three-pack from Amazon and just threw a bunch of mixed berries in one and broccoli in another. I am extremely happy with my purchase." —pettyolives

    Check out our full review of these game-changing containers!

    12. A mini fabric steamer that'll demolish wrinkles after they've left their clothes on The Chair (you know which one I'm talking about) for days on end. Sloppy dressing, you have met your match.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    It heats up in 90 seconds, which for my snooze button–hitting ass, is basically a miracle. It's v lightweight (about one pound), and the water tank is the perfect size to thoroughly steam up to five-ish garments, making it a no-brainer for a quick pass over a blouse OR when steaming a whole bunch of clothes the night before a vacation. Tl;dr: I LOVE THIS STEAMER!

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

    Promising review: "This product has changed my daily routine in THE most positive way!! I don't go ANYWHERE in clothing that is not crisp, clean and professional looking, but the time, and money, that I have to invest to look this way can be VERY time consuming and costly. NOT ANY MORE!!! I love the size, portability and ease of use. I can now lessen my trips to the dry cleaner (and the requisite hunting for dry cleaner coupons). If this pup even acts like it's getting ready to stop working, I'll be online ordering a new one to be delivered STAT!!" —Snowdenr

    This thing is legit one of the best things I've bought on Amazon — check out my review for all the deets!

    13. A scratch-removing car restoration kit for any car enthusiast who doesn't always do the best partking jobs. It comes with a buffing pad and polish to make those door-scraping accidents a worry of the past.

    It buffs away scraped-on paint and minor scratches — if they can feel the scratch with your fingernail, they'll need to actually go to your local body shop.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Promising review: "Fast shipping and results! I turned too sharp in a parking ramp and my back door scrapped along a purple pillar in the ramp. This happened a good year ago, and I never got around to taking care of the ugliness. My husband gave me so much crap, and I came across to this product, read the reviews, and ordered. It only took me about 20 minutes to get my 'after' results. It did, however take a lot of elbow grease. Ladies, don’t waste your time and money at the dealership. This product saved me over $500!" —S.R.

    14. A motion-detecting toilet light that'll glow any of 16 colors — so they don't miss the bowl no matter what, trip over cords in the dark, stub their toe, or make another 3 a.m. bathroom trip mishap.


    With a 4.5/5-star rating and over 3,500 five-reviews, you know you can trust it.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    Promising review: "I am pregnant and get up to use the bathroom multiple times a night. This little gadget has been awesome. It provides a good amount of light but not too much to wake up my sleeping husband. It has multiple colors and the motion sensor is great. Plus it only lights up when you need it, unlike a night light. It is also really easy to set up. Love it!" —K. Adler

    15. An undated productivity planner so they can keep their goals ahead of them and their tasks organized starting TODAY, whether that's January 1st or not.


    It'll help keep track of their to-do lists, calendars, schedules, goals, and even will help them make and keep habits!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.45 (available in 12 colors).

    Promising review: "I love planners and every single one I have ever gotten fell short in someway. Not this planner. It has been so helpful and I love the order and flow of the pages...everything just simply makes sense and goes beyond what any average planner can do...completely and keeps me on track and sticking to my goals! Best planner I've ever purchased!" —Kelsey Dyer

    If this isn't quite right for you, see the best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    16. A set of Rubbermaid containers for anyone setting up (or improving) a kitchen. These have lids that snap onto the *bottom* of containers, meaning they'll never have to go on a 15-minute hunt for the right pair while their leftovers are sitting out — or deal with the avalanche of containers that regularly rains down upon their head.


    Get a 42-piece set from Amazon for $24.49.

    Promising review: "This product ended my container mess! I was really tired of trying to organize my collection of containers of assorted shapes and sizes. No matter what I did it was always a kind of organized disarray! Sounds familiar? What a difference with this Rubbermaid set! These containers nest neatly when empty and stack beautifully in the refrigerator. The lids are easily organized as well. The whole set takes up a smaller space than my old collection. The various sizes have been useful. They are made of good quality plastic. Thank you Rubbermaid!" —Pink Ribbon 09

    17. A travel-friendly wallet with Rfid-blocking material to keep their identity safe and their passport, credit cards, ID, and boarding pass neat and easy to access. We all have the post-security "where is my boarding pass" panic, but now they can be FREE of it!


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 35 colors).

    Promising review: "Perfect RFID-blocking wallet for traveling abroad. Fits my passport, money (bills and coins), credit cards, and even a pen nice and compactly. Worked perfectly in my big bag as well as in my small evening purse. Not a soft plush leather but exactly what you'd expect for the money. Functional, durable and nice selection of color choices." —Amazon Customer

    18. Brightening and de-puffing gold and collagen eye masks to soothe their under eyes after writing that A plus–worthy paper in one night (and to remove all remnants that they pulled an all-nighter). Their professor will never know!


    Dude, the Amazon review before & after photos are LEGIT. I'm 10/10 buying some of these, myself.

    Get a pack of 12 pairs from Amazon for $14.45.

    Promising review: "These eye masks are absolutely amazing! I have hereditary dark circles under my eyes, as well as slight bags from being a mother of four. Eye creams do absolutely nothing for me, and I gave these a try just on a whim, not really expecting much. But they really work! The results aren't permanent, but I put these on for about an hour in the evening while I relax and watch TV, and my under eyes are much lighter and less puffy. I absolutely love these eye masks, and I will never be without them again." —Kate Johnson

    19. A sturdy but cute felt purse organizer with tons of pockets for their phone, earbuds, cosmetics, hand sanitizer, Kindle, and all the other *must-haves* they usually leave in the bag they used yesterday.


    It comes in three different sizes to fit whatever purses, handbags, or totes you have.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.88+ (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about buying this at first because I have a purse organizer already. But the one I have is not sturdy at all — the sides fall down and I can never keep things organized because of that. Well this one is perfect!!! I would totally recommend it, I got the large one and it fits perfectly in my bag!!! I'm very happy. It's very sturdy and holds all my stuff. No more digging through my purse to try to find things anymore!!" —Amazon Customer

    20. A set of stainless steel finger guards to let them hone their knife skills without lit'rally putting those hands on the chopping block.


    Just pop one on your finger like a ring — the band in the back is adjustable, so it's one size fits all.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.95.

    Promising review: "Great product! I use it all the time, really is a life saver in the kitchen." —Sani

    21. A set of five stainless steel mixing bowls with silicone non-stick bottoms, so they can beat together their world-famous brownie batter without 1. the bowl spinning uncontrollably 2. the bowl slipping off the counter and spilling ALL OVER THE FLOOR!


    And LIDS for marinating (or letting their cookie dough chill) and storage!

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $39.99 (or $33.99 without lids).

    Promising review: "Worth the price! I though the material will not that good because the price isn’t that high compares to any store locally. But when I receive it, they shock me! These are really nice mix bowls! Just as same quality as bowls you can find anywhere in department store or Target! Worth the price!" —Toxilatte L.

    22. A Philips alarm clock that simulates sunrise so they wake up more naturally — aka more rarin' to go, less groggy, and ready to hit the day running.


    It has 20 brightness settings that slowly increase over 30 minutes so they rise ~with the sun~, feeling energized and ready for the day. Once it's at full brightness, only *then* will the alarm sound go off. AAAAANNNNDDD it has a *reverse* sunset mode that slowly fades away, while they fade out of consciousness themselves.

    Get it from Amazon for $169.

    Promising review: "I was having problems getting up in the morning on a daily basis and I read somewhere on the Internet that there were 'light' alarm clocks. I thought ok, that seems kinda crazy, but a lot of people raved about them so I finally purchased one. I am so glad I did. Not only do I feel more refreshed in the morning when I wake up, but I have no urge to hit the snooze button four times (which was my average before this light) or even one time for that matter. The light mimics the sunrise changing from a dim red light that fades to a brighter orange which gives way to a bright soft white light. It slowly wakes you up instead of a typical alarm which startles you awake. You can set how long the 'sunrise' will last. The light gets VERY bright at the end. It can easily light up your entire bedroom and it wakes me up every time before the audible alarm kicks in. Bottom line: This light really makes a difference in how you wake up which for most people sets the tone for the rest of their day. Somehow you wake up refreshed and in a good or at least neutral mood. I have never missed walking up on time since I've started using this. It's a winner in my book!" —Stephanie M.

    23. A waterproof, smudge-resistant eyeliner stamp with two sides: a triangular stamp on one end and a felt-tip eyeliner on the other to create the perfect winged liner look in no time flat, i.e., they'll never be late again!

    Get a two-pack from Amazon (one for the left eye, one for the right) for $12.99 (available in three sizes).

    Promising review: "I loved the product. I usually take 15 mins to do my eyeliner perfectly for my dance recitals which include cleaning and re-doing multiple times. But with this eyeliner, I took only five mins to do it in a single go. It lasted really long even in burning hot weather. It looked so beautiful even from a long distance. I loved the product. It's a must-have for all those who love eye makeup." —rasu

    Learn more about it in Hundreds Of People Swear By This Eyeliner Stamp For The Perfect Cat Eye.

    24. A PhoneSoap sanitizer to kill 99.9% of germs on the toilet seat that is their phone. It fits almost all phone sizes (including the iPhone X), demolishes bacteria with UV rays, AND charges their device at the same time.


    Yes, the photo on the right IS from a reviewer who tested the bacteria levels on their daughter's and husband's phones before and after use. W O W.

    Promising review: "I work in a large dental clinic with 50+ docs and even more assistants. Anyone who knows about dentistry knows that there are a lot of aerosols given out during almost every procedure. Since we don't have a radio in the operatories, I've had to use my phone for music. Before phone soap I had to wipe my phone down every time with Cavicide wipes...not the best for your phone. Enter PhoneSoap! I'm able to sanitize my phone without destroying it with cavicide! We've even tested and swabbed the phone for cultures before and after...this sucker works! Hands down, great investment. I'll be buying another one for the home because this one is staying in my office." —James

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in 10 colors).

    25. A set of Shoe Slotz for any Carrie Bradshaw with way too many pairs of pumps to fit into an NYC-sized closet. Just put one shoe on the shelf, top with a ~Shoe Slot~, and stack the other shoe on top. You just DOUBLED your storage space.


    It works with men's, women's, and kid's shoes — heels and flats!

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $25.95.

    Promising review: "I will spare you the horrific 'before' picture of the complete nightmare that was my closet floor. Just imagine a dusty mess with shoes thrown all over each other in a sad attempt at giving some appearance of order, and you will have a good idea of why buying this shoe organizer was one of the best ideas I've had this year. The floor now looks so neat and tidy I can't believe my eyes every time I open my closet doors." —Veronica, just an average reader, you know?

    26. A new version (it has a built-in light now!!) of the original basic Kindle that'll really help with their book-collecting ways. Do they tend to buy more books even though their shelves are filled with unread books? This'll help.


    It's glare-free, and has an adjustable front light so they can read in ANY lighting condition — including outside and in the dark!

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (currently 20% off from $89.99).

    PSST! Right now, for the same price, you get three months of Kindle Unlimited included!

    Promising review: "I chose this kindle based on the features I was looking for. So far so good. I like that you can adjust the font, size, and backlight brightness. My other kindle did not have a backlight so I could only read it while sitting under a bright lamp. This one I can read anywhere - even at the beach. And so easy to download books from my public library. I highly recommend." —Golfer2002

    As a personal note, I love my Kindle SO MUCH. I get books immediately downloaded from the library, and I bring it with me *everywhere* I go. I'm literally reading 10 times as many books a year as I was pre-Kindle.

    27. A compact Shiatsu massager they can use on their neck, back, legs, and more to relax overworked muscles. Plus, it has an optional heat setting for even more pain relief. It's like giving the gift of a portable spa!


    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    Promising review: "Over the years I've bought and returned a few different massagers. The ones that attach to the chair are just too big. The smaller ones hurt or just vibrate. The sharper image ones are junk. So... I took a chance with this one. Wow! This really works. I like that it's smaller so you can actually position it where you want. It turns in one direction for a little while and then it switches and goes the other way. When it turns, it really feels like a massage instead of that vibrating feeling. I really like how compact it is and how it doesn't move too fast. It's just a steady massage that's hands free. I can use it on my calfs, legs, back, shoulders and neck. If this breaks I will definitely buy another one. This is the best massager I ever had." —cbear

    28. And a Kevin Malone (with his pot of chili) Funko Pop, because even if something goes wrong at work, they can comfort themselves with the thought that at least they weren't up the night before, pressing garlic, dicing whole tomatoes, and toasting their own ancho chilies.


    Get it from Amazon for $28.31.

    Promising review: "The accuracy of this figure is perfect down to the last little detail of the pot lid. I am a huge The Office fan and the fact that Funko Pop! has made a figure of one of the fleeting moments of one of the best cold opens in the entire series is amazing. He came perfectly packaged without a single scratch on him. Endless reminders of one of the heartiest laughs I've ever had await." —TNGhost

    Me bringing my Secret Santa gift into the office next week:


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