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    46 Inexpensive Birthday Gifts You'll Probably Want To Buy Two Of

    One for you...and one for me...

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    1. A Dash mini waffle maker in a favorite color so they can enjoy all the perks of a brunch out in the comfort of their own home. Now you & your bestie can make waffles, Facetime each other and gab — without having to put on real pants or go outside.

    The mini waffle maker in blue

    You can even make it a DIY gift set by adding in a waffle mix. I'd recommend my personal favorite, Birch Benders buttermilk pancake and waffle mix — it just needs water and oil (aka they don't need to have eggs in the house!).

    Promising review: "Definitely one of the best purchases I have made on Amazon so far. Just as described, it is a mini waffle-maker. Because of its size, it works quicker than a normal-sized one so even though you can only make one small waffle at a time, each waffle should be done in about a minute or two. The interior is also non-stick so it is really easy to clean, which was a huge bonus for me. On top of that, it comes with a little instruction pamphlet that tells you how to use it and and includes recipes and recipe ideas! Personally, I love it; it’s what I wanted and more." —Cristal M.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.02+ (available in 12 colors/patterns, plus heart-shape, skull, pineapple, bunny, and pumpkin-shape waffle makers).

    2. A 2022 Jeopardy desk calendar for the trivia buff who wants to prepare for their eventual game show domination. Each day has a different question and wager amount, so you can keep track of your ~score~ throughout the year.

    An example page from the 2022 verson with the question, date, category, and dollar amount of the wager

    And you're going to want to buy it for decades to come — according to an Amazon question answerer, "I cannot tell you exactly how many years we’ve been using/enjoying this calendar—perhaps 30—and don’t recall any repeats." I bought the 2019 and 2020 and 2021 versions and L O V E D them all year long! Check out my review for more info.

    Promising review: "I get this for my wife every year for Christmas. We have a daily Jeopardy competition, and we keep score during the week. It's been our tradition for years." —John

    Promising review: "I have gotten this calendar each year for almost 10 years. I love to start the day trying to answer the question of the day. I love the show Jeopardy and have watched it since it was first on." —mamar

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    3. A minimalist print of Elaine's iconic and hilarious moves for anyone who dances to the beat of their own drum — and looks darn good doing it.

    The green print with three stills of Elaine doing the little kicks dance, with no facial features or detailing

    Promising review: "I'm doing little kicks over this print! The artist absolutely nailed the nuances of Elaine's dance moves and attitude. It arrived timely and packaged with care." —Ceceliaginger

    Get it from The Film Artist on Etsy for $12+ (available in eight sizes and 20 background colors).

    The Film Artist is a feminist Etsy shop making women-centric prints and posters of film and TV characters and real-life icons.

    4. An 18K gold–dipped initial necklace hung on an angle for a fashion-forward addition to their outfit — you can find expensive versions of this necklace at tons of high-end stores., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this necklace it looks just like the famous clothing store who sells the same thing. It’s a fraction of the price and seems to be good quality." —Mrs Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in gold, rose gold, and silver and all 26 letters — plus a tiny initial size).

    5. A 10-pack of sheet masks packed with vitamins, minerals, and Icelandic glacier water to refresh and hydrate skin after it's been thoroughly stressed — after all that gift shopping, you deserve these. You can even split the pack up for easy stocking stuffers!

    The set of masks

    You get two of each of the five kinds: peach (for moisture), papaya (for exfoliation), litchi (for brightening), mangosteen (for calming), and almond (for nutrients).

    Promising review: "I bought these on a whim and I fell in love. I have really dry skin and these soften and hydrate my skin. I have turned all my girlfriends to these masks as well!" —Christine Sunny

    Get the set of 10 from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sets of 10 and one of 30 or 40).

    6. An iridescent Snitch fidget spinner they can play with wherever they go, just like James Potter in fictional days of yore.

    The rainbow toy that looks like a Flying Snitch with wings coming out of the sides

    Promising review: "This fidget spinner is a hefty little toy! I was expecting a cheap toy for my son but it was so much more! Great quality and spins really well. We have all really enjoyed this spinner!" —Awesterlund87

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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    7. A Dolly Parton tray they'll want to put on display on the coffee table or kitchen counter to make fueling up for another grueling workday just a little better. Pour yourself a cup of ambition, bb.

    The beige tray with an illustration of Dolly and text "Pour yourself a cup of ambition"
    Feliz Modern

    Get it from Feliz Modern for $20.

    Feliz Modern is a Latinx-owned brand based in San Antonio carrying all kinds of amazing home items, games, accessories and more — all perfect for gifting. Check out their full selection of trays here.

    8. A pair of custom socks for anyone who is thinking about creating an Instagram account just for their dog (or has done so already), because filling our feeds with their furry friends deserves to be rewarded.

    A reviewer's dog with their face on the white socks

    Just click "customize now," upload a clear image of the pup's face and you're good to go!

    Promising review: "I’m really surprised at how well these turned out! The socks are soft and the pattern is cute and clear. They cropped the photo perfectly. I didn’t have high expectations because they charge so much less than other companies but the risk was sooooo worth it! I don’t think they could have done better. Plus, the shipping was estimated to arrive by dec 19-the middle of January but they arrived on Dec 12!" —Savannah Del Ray

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sizes and 38 styles).

    9. A llama-shaped duster to serve as a reward for cleaning the house from attic to basement regularly this year (...or vacuuming just once, I don't know their life!).

    Two of the fluffy llama duster's in pink

    Practical gifts that bring you joy? That's a win-win, folks.

    Promising review: "A few of my coworkers chipped in and bought our departmental mascot, whom we've dubbed Larry the Llama. We love this little guy! And bonus: He's quite functional. Our desks get pretty dusty, and Larry helps get all that muck off our desks. And he's adorably handsome. He can be bent into 3 different positions: 90 degrees, 45 degrees, and completely straight. This makes him more effective at cleaning our desks, and allows him to be positioned in few different ways when he's just chilling out watching us work. Here he is, peering over the cube wall, watching me work. He can be a nosy little llama." —Vegan-ish Mom Geek

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two versions).

    10. A Breakfast at Tiffany's-inspired eye mask for anyone who's either a big Audrey Hepburn fan, Big Little Lies fan, or both!

    A model in the blue mask with gold trim and embroidered closed eyes and fringed lashes

    Or at least a big fan of looking glam while sleeping a full 10 hours.

    Promising review: "Comfortable, soft and cute! Gives enough darkness for a peaceful sleep without feeling suffocated like I have with other sleep masks. The elastic is secure but not too tight." —K. Garrett

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    11. A Mr. Met prayer candle fans of the NY team seem to need...every year. Light it, chant "Let's Go Mets" and let's see what happens next year! I'm calling World Series champs.

    The candle with Mr Met dressed as a saint

    Get it from Lockwood for $22.95.

    Lockwood is a queer-owned, woman-owned, family-owned small business with several store fronts in New York City.

    12. A decoder ring you'll basically *have* to buy two of so you and your bestie can pass secret messages only the two of you can crack.

    The spinning ring with numbers that correspond to different letters when you spin it

    Promising review: "Very sturdy and yet beautifully made ring. My teen daughter loves wearing it and leaving secret messages for us to decipher. It fits her well, and is easy to manipulate to solve the codes." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in ring sizes 6, 8, and 12).

    13. A two-in-one facial cleansing brush with one silicone side for deeper exfoliation and a gentle bristled side for gentle cleansing. It's like giving a facial over and over (and over and over) again — for under $10.

    The pink and blue brushes with the double-sided head

    Promising review: "One side is covered in short rubber bristles the other side has long and soft bristles that lathers cleanser well. Very soft and gentle feeling to use on my face and helped with breakouts." —Dylan Kuhlman

    Get it from Amazon for $8.46+ (available in two colors).

    14. An elegant Bodum pour-over coffee maker for a fancy five-star hotel room service style brew in the comfort of their own home.

    The glass pour over coffee maker with cork around the middle

    Promising review: "Super easy to use, makes a mean cup of joe, and is nowhere near the price of a Chemex. I use mine on a daily basis and would absolutely recommend this product to any of my coffee loving friends." —Brad Lemons

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A ribbed stretch headband they can wear and tie several different ways to complement their look.

    Model in the yellow ripped band tied in a knot on top
    Wrap Life

    Get them from Amazon or Wrap Life for $16 each (available in 10 colors; also available in a larger size head wrap and two colors for $26)

    Wrap Life is a Black-owned business that makes hair wraps and bands — and they have tons of tutorials on their site to help you create tons of amazing styles! This was one of Oprah's Favorite Things 2020 — check out our roundup of things under $50 for more picks.

    16. And a cozy pair of cable knit and faux fur-lined Bluetooth headphone earmuffs so they can jam out to their favorite songs while taking long winter strolls in the park.

    Model in the grey earmuffs with faux fur around the ears

    These have controls built onto the headband and are wireless for convenience, and they fold up for compact storage in your pocket or bag.

    Promising review: "I love these earmuff headphones!! I have two pairs, both the white and gray. They look nice and match well with jackets and scarves. These are comfortable and keep my ears warm in the chilly winter wind! I use them everywhere and most people can’t tell they are headphones. They think I’m just keeping my earmuffs on indoors but usually I’m listening to an audiobook or music (unless I’m trying to tune people out). They have great sound quality for earmuffs and control buttons that are user friendly. I work at a call center and it can get LOUD. Luckily, the speakers give a clear sound and the earmuff part does seem to muffle the office noise well. They also charge fast and the battery life will last most of the day with continuous use. These make a great gift and usually spark a fun conversation! I highly recommend trying them out!" —Kalline

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A ~beary~ smart portable pack of soap sheets, because when public bathrooms run out of hand soap (especially in times like ::gestures around::) that is *not* a good feeling. We love a cute *and* practical gift.

    The pink plastic container with ears and a nose, plus the pink paper-thin soap sheets

    Promising review: "Exactly what I wanted! Hands feel very clean after wash! Highly recommend! I read other reviews and decided these had the best reviews, those reviews did not disappoint! Each sheet of soap produces enough soap to give the comfort of knowing your hands are throughly clean. We liked our first order so much that we bought 10 packs for my fiancé's work crew to help make keeping their hands clean during this pandemic! ( he’s a delivery driver/repair tech). If you have wanted to try something like this product, I highly recommend this brand!" —Clippin4you

    Get a box of 50 sheets from Amazon for $6.99+ (also available in boxes of 150, 200 and 300 sheets).

    18. A Harry Styles air freshener you can customize with watermelon (*duh*) or any of 13 other scents to fill your favorite person's car with deliciousness on multiple levels. Talk about treating people with kindness!

    The air freshener with an illustration of Harry Styles on a watermelon background
    Gifts by Ells

    Get it from Gifts by Ells on Etsy for $7.92 (available in 14 scents and one unscented version).

    19. An external battery that'll be like giving them the gift of an always-charged smartphone for years to come — and really you too when you're out together, since it can charge more than one device!

    The phone-sized external battery, plugged into a phone, in a hand, and being put into a purse

    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 they forget to charge *this* bb all the time too.

    Promising review: "I love this portable charger! I didn’t think it would be a good idea, because normally you portable chargers die within the first charge it does. I have charged my phone over 4 times and haven’t had to charge it! That is including just leaving it in my bag for weeks until I need it again. It will not disappoint! I love it!" —MacMak

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (also available in blue)

    20. A canister of Cadbury drinking chocolate ideal for curling up with during the cozy marathon of their choosing, whether catching up on the most recent Peak TV series together or revisiting an old fave (::cough 2005 P&P cough::).

    The canister of drinking chocolate

    Promising review: "We drink this almost nightly and we do it year round. When I die, cremate me and put me in a Cadbury Drinking Chocolate tin." —Majombaszo

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $17.92 (also available in packs of four and six)

    21. A miniature Bluetooth speaker masquerading as a retro radio to prove your "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" for your giftee.

    The mini vintage style radios in green, white, blue, black and pink

    It charges via USB and has an up to three hour playback time!

    Promising review: "The sound quality is amazing coming from such a small speaker! Spoken voice is clear and distinct ... music is full of nuances and tones, highs and lows ... what?! I never expected this from such a small and relatively inexpensive item! I bought it mostly to hook up to my iPad for FaceTiming but played some tunes and wow ... This is a versatile and high quality item! Love it so much I ordered a second one in pink [first one is green — awesome color!] and another for a gift! It is darn cute for a retro looking addition to you electronics ... Easy to hook up via Bluetooth or with the included cables. Battery is strong and long went 2 hours PAST the manual specs! The only drawback, the little blinking Bluetooth light can be annoying but i just put a little bit of washi tape over it and problem solved." —Catzz

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six colors).

    22. A pair of LED light saber chopsticks that are almost as good as just being able to Force levitate individual pieces of sushi right into their mouth.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping editor Emma Lord has to say about these: "As you can see from the above GIF, I bought these for myself, and I love them to pieces. TBH, I use them as decor every bit as much as I use them to eat. Sometimes I just keep them in my work area to light them up during the day to feel fancy. They toggle back and forth between a bunch of different colors, like red, blue, yellow, purple, and multicolor, so you can either make them match *or* have a red and blue one together and bring ~balance~ to the Force."

    There's a button to turn 'em on and off, and they come with batteries so you can ~get glowing~ as soon as they arrive.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    23. A pack of generous-sounding silicone coasters for anyone who appreciates a good pun *and* keeping their precious furniture safe from water marks — these bbs are absorbent to catch any condensation.

    The textured coasters with white words "Drinks are on me"

    The words glow in the dark, so you can enjoy some ~ambiance~ with low lighting and ensure your guests don't miss the coasters! Just rinse 'em clean or even toss 'em right in the dishwasher.

    Promising review: "The coasters are neat. I was so tired of my glass sticking to my coaster while enjoying a beverage on my patio. These solved that issue." —Sherry Lachtrupp

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $16.95 (also available in one other saying).

    24. A handheld electric milk frother that'll basically transform any kitchen into a schmancy little coffee shop. It even works to create cold foam!

    A mason jar with iced coffee and thick foam

    It's battery operated — just run it in some soapy water for an easy cleaning!

    Promising review: "Love this little thing! I have every thing you can think of at home for making coffee and espresso... Well I love the Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew with foam. I set out to make my own. Well I can now make cold foam thanks to this little tool. Love it!" —Gav's mama

    Get it from Amazon for $11.94+ (available in five colors).

    25. A gorgeous textured travel wallet for anyone with first class taste but a coach budget. This'll store their cash, boarding pass, passport, credit cards, and more — all while looking like a chic mini clutch.

    The rose gold wallet open to show how much it holds

    It's made of Rfid-blocking material too.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this wallet. I needed a new travel wallet, and this holds everything I need all in one place, and it still closes nicely and stays flat! Boarding pass, passport, ID and credit cards, money, checked baggage tickets, receipts, etc! Yet it doesn’t bulk up or look like an overstuffed mess. Just amazing. The description says it only holds US money, but I just used the boarding pass flap to hold all my Japanese Yen (¥), which are larger. I didn’t use the zippered pocket for coins as I much prefer a separate coin purse for that sort of thing. I definitely recommend to anyone who travels a lot!" —Anthony Luu

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 36 colors).

    26. Other-Wordly, a beautifully illustrated collection of unique words from languages around the world any bibliophile would love to ~check out~.

    The book
    Chronicle Books

    Get it from Amazon for $22.53+ or from Bookshop for $13.79 (to support local bookstores).

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

    The goat with box and booklet

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

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.11.

    Learn more about the brilliance of why this screaming goat makes a quick and easy gift.

    Or! A desktop inflatable tube guy that can teach everyone a dance move or two. Who *couldn't* use the laugh that this thing provides?! Plus it makes a great gift for ::checks list:: just about anyone.

    The red guy with box and booklet

    It even comes with a 32-page booklet about the ~history~ of the tube man.

    Promising review: "Makes my wife laugh every time she turns it on. Everyone should have one of these at home." —P. Farrow

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    28. A toasty *fleece*-lined beanie to finally put an end to that frustrating forehead itch from 100% wool hats. Cuteness, comfort, and warmth — we really *can* have it all.

    The cable knit hat with pompom in pink

    Promising review: "This is the best, cutest hat. And so warm with the fleece inside. I got so many compliments in the sub-zero weather. My head is large (not disproportionately, however I don't like hats that are too tight) and the fit is perfect. My friend even wanted the link so she could order one in a different color! I recommend this, two-day shipping, arrived just in time. I would buy from this seller again." —April Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 11 colors)

    29. A gift box of scrumptious chocolate-covered pretzels, because even if you've been ~salty~ all year, you can make up for it with a sweet treat.

    The milk white and dark chocolate pretzels
    Li-Lac Chocolates

    Promising review: "Order these for my wife's birthday or valentine's day every year. They are her favorite since growing up near Li-Lac on Christopher Street in the village. I just hope she shares with me because they are delicious!!" —Siobhain B

    Get a box of 20 pretzels from Li-Lac Chocolates for $19 (available in milk and dark chocolate).

    30. The Extraordinary Book of Useless Information, a fun fact–filled volume of only the best (and least useful) tidbits for small talking like a champ and winning every single pub trivia night.

    The cover of the book

    Get it from Amazon for $13.75 or from Bookshop for $13.80 (to support local bookstores).

    31. An "All Dogs Are Good Dogs" jigsaw puzzle that makes the perfect gift for puzzle-heads, professional dog-petters, or anyone who's BOTH of those things.

    The puzzle with illustrated dog squares
    Badge Bomb

    Promising review: "This is a fun puzzle and it is very good quality. The pieces are sturdy and do not bend. The colors are bright and sharp. The pieces fit well together without issues. This puzzle will give you a very fun experience and it's so cute you may even want to frame it to hang on the wall." —Mari N.

    Get it from Badge Bomb for $20.

    Badge Bomb is a small business making buttons, magnets, enamel pins, patches, stationery, stickers, puzzles, and more.

    32. A wedge ice cube set that'll perfectly chill any libation WITHOUT watering it down — and it also happens to look really cool.

    A rocks glass with a wedge of ice and brown liquor

    The set comes with a double old-fashioned glass and a silicone mold to make the wedge of ice.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Promising review: "We absolutely LOVE these whiskey wedge glasses. They are simple to use, durable, and are such a hit at dinner parties and cocktail hour. The wedge stays solid for a very long time and melts at the appropriate pace so as to not water down your drink. The bourbon drinkers around here are very pleased with the water melt ratio in this glass and we have since ordered three more to add to our first purchase! Highly recommend!!" —Haley E.

    33. Or an extra large skull ice cube mold for the ~coolest~ drink of all time — and like a "king cube," you only need one per glass!


    Each silicone mold makes two at a time, so you and a ghoulfriend can enjoy your scotches together.

    Promising review: "I was looking just to make fun ice cubes for parties and came across this. I was a little skeptical at first but followed the directions and wow! The ice came out in skull shapes perfectly. Removal from the silicone tray was simple. These are great for parties or for everyday use as they last longer than regular ice cubes." —RJM 73

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (also available in an alien shape).

    34. A Kellerman's motel-style keychain straight out of Dirty Dancing for your forever dance parter or for the Jessica Day in your life who also watches this movie after every breakup.

    The rhombus keychain with "Kellerman's mountain house Catskills NY" on one side and "I carried a watermelon" on the other
    Twisted Egos

    Get it from Twisted Egos on Etsy for $9.75.

    Twisted Egos is an LGBTQ+-owned Etsy store based in West Hollywood making pop culture–themed masks, keychains, pins, and more.

    35. An 18-shade eyeshadow palette that'll deliver Sephora name brand–results, for a "wait, you only spent HOW much?!" price.

    The palette of golds, pinks, browns, and creams

    We're talking five matte, nine shimmer, and four duo-chrome shades, all super pigmented and with minimal fall-out.

    Promising review: "I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THE QUALITY. There's almost zero fallout, extremely pigmented colors, blends creamy like butter, and the colors are beautiful. This rivals any of my Too Faced palettes — in fact far less fallout. These are the same quality if not better than my Urban Decay. Seriously not kidding. AND rivals my Kat Von D palettes. I rarely review anything, but this deserved a review." —Chandra

    Get it from Amazon for $13.52.

    36. Or Glossier's new Monochromes eyeshadow palette, with three pans of the same shade in three different finishes (matte, satin, and metallic) for a gorgeous...well..monochrome eye look that says ~fashion~ with not a lot of effort.


    Promising review: "This little palette packs a punch! I purchased it in the shade Mesa and it’s amazing. I am G12, and it looks fantastic. Hardly any fallout and the colors are very pigmented. You don’t even need a brush or eyelid primer." —Seraphine

    Get it from Glossier for $22 (available in 10 shades).

    37. A mega-pack of acrylic, golden, and pearl hair clips for immediately improving any bad hair day. No one will ever guess the last time you washed your hair.

    The set of clips including slides barettes and clips

    Promising review: "This might be one of my favorite Amazon purchases to date! These clips are adorable, the quality of each is so great for the price, and there are so many options that are perfect for mixing and matching. I usually put two clips in my hair and they stay in great all day. I've been wearing these clips for weeks and none of them have broken or tarnished in any away. They are the perfect accessory! I highly recommend." —Madison Meehan

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $17.99.

    38. A pair of cushiony inserts that'll transform any pair of shoes into Uggs.

    The fluffy cream insoles

    Promising review: "Move from slippers to loafers to boots — I cannot be without. Just bought a second pair and will probably get a third pair. I use them in my Ara loafers & sneakers, my well-worn UGG slippers and boots, anytime I want to feel dreamy, soft comfort. They can be trimmed if needed, you know; and you can remove the existing insole to use as a pattern." —Frozenaddict

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and in men's sizes 7–15 for $19.95+, listed separately).

    39. A throwback-style retro Barbie Caboodle to *finally* organize all those beauty products — and do touchups, thanks to the built-in mirror.


    Promising review: "This was such a cute little throwback! Growing up in the 90's these caboodle make up cases were so popular! I loved finding this and being able to gift it to my little make up loving niece." —Courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    40. A mega-lengthening Vivienne Sabo mascara for your makeup-enthused friend — but also one for yourself, because their lashes can*not* look better than yours. Not fair. And! It's ~French~.

    It's cruelty-free, smudge-proof, and removes easily at the end of the day with water.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn't clumpy at all, and makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I've never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn't waterproof, I've definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without them smudging or running down my face. All in all this is my new holy grail mascara, and I'm thrilled!!" —Sophie Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (also available in brown and packs of two).

    41. A cashmere-esque blanket scarf that'll basically be like giving the gift of the coziest warmest hug — but this'll last longer and won't make your arms fall asleep.

    Model in the cream colored scarf with fringe

    Promising review: "Extremely impressed with the high quality and great price of this scarf. DOES NOT look cheap...I own an Acne Studios wool scarf ($250 retail) and would say while this one is a bit lighter weight (still super warm and cozy) it is comparable in style, color and quality to my Acne scarf. Would definitely buy again—both for myself and as a gift." —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 12 colors).

    42. A deck of customized playing cards with their own photo on the backs so they can show their poker buddies that they really mean BUSINESS. What a fun stocking stuffer idea!

    The deck of cards in a clear box

    Just click "make this product" and upload your photos!

    Get them from CVS Photo for $24.99.

    43. A stylish and compact crossbody bag with built-in credit card slots (that are also RFID-protected) and a main compartment for their phone, glasses, and lipstick so they can find everything they need at a glance.


    That friend who can never find their things? This is for them (and also you).

    Promising review: "It is a great little bag to just throw on and go!! It can hold my cell phone, my credit cards plus the little extras like lipstick and keys. This bag is great for errands and running around to my kids' sporting events. The feel of the bag is great and seems quite durable. I will be buying a couple of these bags for my teenage daughters!!" —zammama

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in 64 colors and patterns)

    And btw, this was one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2018 — check out this year's list for more!

    44. A pair of hairy-good slippers you're basically contractually obligated to wear while binge watching the whole extended edition of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    The slippers that look like hairy hobbit feet

    They're so cozy, you might get in the ~hobbit~ of wearing them on the regular.

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99 (they fit up to a women's size 8.5; also available in a size up to men's 11).

    Come for the LoTR puns, stay for this delightful Amazon review:

    Promising review: "Got these for my mom during her hospital stay. We had fun with the nurses and doctors, hiding my mom's slippered feet under the sheets, and then complaining of swollen feet. When they pulled back her sheets, most of them gasped and then laughed and laughed. Its nice to have some humor during difficult times." —Wendy Salerno

    45. A Good Advice Cupcake sticker they can pop right on their laptop, planner, journal, or wherever else they feel like, so they can think "mood" whenever they look at it in the middle of yet another chaotic workday.

    The sticker featuring cuppy sitting at a desk with a laptop and papers on fire
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    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $3+ (available in two sizes)

    46. Travel Listography, a journal designed in lists so any experienced wanderer or wanderlust-filled beginner can create bucket lists, document the places they've been and want to go, etc., and look back on it in the years to come.

    The cover of the journal
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    The lists range from everything from "world cuisines to try" to "animals I've seen in the wild."

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97 or from Bookshop for $15.59 (to support local bookshops).

    There are a ton of Listography journals available for documenting your life in all sorts of ways. Check them all out to pick the perfect one for your friend or loved one!

    When you turn shopping for others into a treat-yourself moment:


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