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34 Splurge-Worthy Gifts They're Sure To Treasure Forever

Because your (insert lovable relation here) is worth it.

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1. A pair of aerating wineglasses that'll really and truly improve the taste of the cheap wine you and your BFF gulp down on all your The Bachelorette viewing nights.

Amazon

I live for Tuesdays.

Promising review: "I got these for my mom and she loves them! They are great conversation pieces, and fun to use. The wine fans out and falls into the glass as pictured. She runs them through the dishwasher and hasn't had any issues cleaning them that way. These are fun for wine drinkers." —Kaitlyn G.

Get them from Amazon for $55.27.

2. A pair of Bose QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones so they can ~tune out~ from time to time.

Bose headphones in black
BuzzFeed

This is our top-tier pick for over-the-ear headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

Promising review: "Unbelievably happy with this product. I cannot live without out these — I'm even considering buying a second one to keep at work. It is empowering to put these on and all the noise pollution just goes away. I bought them for home and hadn't planned on taking them to my large open floor office. I put them on and suddenly realized there was a very low and loud hum coming from the ceiling (air blowers, I assume) — now gone. I sit in my cubicle and feel sorry for everyone else because they don't have a pair of these. I tried other brands, but they were simply not properly engineered. Once you get the pairing 'dialed in' it is seamless. I use the button's alternate function of turning on/off noise cancellation just for fun to remind me how great this product works." —Claveman

Get them from Amazon for $199 (available in three colors)

3. A splurge-worthy Samsung Frame for the interior design-minded among us who don't want quality wall space taken over by a big blank screen. With this *amazing* gift, they just happen to get a luxury television at the same time.

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Promising review: "This is a brilliant TV! It looks great in art mode. If your primary goal is to have the TV look less like a TV, I think you’ll be pleased with this one. There are some reviews that point out some downsides (like a small amount of local storage), but I’ve had no problems. The pictures make the screen look brighter than it is but with the right pictures, it looks matte and brilliant in art mode; like a framed print." —N B

Get it from Amazon for $477.99+ (available in four colors and six sizes).

4. A stainless-steel cold brew maker to give the lovable MONSTER in your life who believes cold brew is a year-round beverage.

Stainless steel cold brew maker with spout, sitting in fridge
Amazon

Be sure to check out our picks for the best cold brew coffee makers at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

Promising review: "I love this coffee maker. It's so easy to clean and stores in the fridge with easy access. The spout does not leak, which is pretty awesome too. The coffee basket is large, allowing you to cold brew both coffee or specialty teas. Highly recommend if you are considering a cold brew coffee maker. We had a pitcher-styled one and you can't compare!" —Angie

Get it from Amazon for $99.

5. A Tuft & Needle pillow designed to be cool, breathable, soft, and supportive at times when they'll need it most.

A lifestyle shot of the pillows splayed across an unmade bed
Tuft & Needle

Promising review: "This is the best pillow for neck and shoulder pain. These pillows are so wonderful! I suffer from neck and shoulder issues when I sleep and a few nights on this pillow has allowed me to sleep pain free. They seem a bit stiff at first but after a week, they broke in perfectly. I have a Tuft & Needle mattress too and have never slept so well!" —atomson

Get it from Tuft & Needle for $67.50+ (available in two sizes).

6. A truly mouthwatering caviar flight with enough caviar to serve up to 10 people. Simply select from the domestic, international, and imported caviar options (you get three!). This gift is so good they just might think it's ~fishy~ that they're getting it. And let's be real, they totally owe you after this.

Full caviar kit with three jars, packet of blinis, creme, and carrier bag
The Caviar Co.

Available for in-store pickup.

The entire pack includes a caviar cooler, cocktail blinis, creme fraiche, and mother-of-pearl tasting spoons. Every product is packed fresh and lasts up to six weeks, unopened and refrigerated. Once opened, consume within three to four days. My husband and I got this set (it was the first time either of us had enjoyed caviar before) and we loved it! It's a fun way to make a night at home something really special.

Get it from The Caviar Co. for $217.

7. A pair of long-distance lamps – a thoughtful gift that's gonna be a ~bright~ idea to share with loved ones who are far away.

Uncommon Goods

Promising reviews: "My son is stationed in Washington state and I'm in Texas. My best friend is in Arizona and I'm in Texas. It is great to come home or walk into a room and see it lit up. I love knowing that even though they might be far away, they are thought of often. You won't be disappointed in this purchase." —Monica

"My mother-in-law and baby girl use this to say 'hello' and 'goodnight.' They both get so excited to see their light pop on and it's fun to 'respond' by tapping on their end and changing the color to show they're there! It's perfect for a baby/toddler who doesn't quite talk on the phone but understands colors and lights." —Angie

Get them from Uncommon Goods for $170.

8. A Tarte Cosmetics Shape Your Money Maker Vault for throwing some (lovable) ~shade~ at the preciously particular makeup enthusiast in your life.

Tarte

This set includes an eye and cheek palette (with eight colors), a primer stick, and a detailing paddle brush set (with three brushes).

Promising review: "The brushes are soft and pretty! They do exactly as described and deposit color beautifully. Shape Tape primer is the best!! There’s no weird drying feeling I’ve experienced with other eye primers and the color stays PUT — I have four cats who rub my face and my eye color went nowhere. The eye palette is beautiful and the highlight/contour gives me a nice sunkissed look." —Rebecca P.

Get it from Tarte for $65.

9. An app-driven indoor garden – a thoughtful gift your family can go in on if one of your siblings left your hometown for the city and misses having a garden out back. This guides users through the vegetation's care from seedlings to salad! And all (get this) while staying inside!

A minimalist, bookshelf-sized planter with shelves for hidden filtration system and storage, two growing decks, lights, and dozens of full grown plants
Rise Gardens

Order deadline is December 14th for delivery by Christmas.

I actually own this! Not only is the garden itself a gorgeous addition to my apartment but the process is truly fool-proof, with step-by-step instructions that have given me confidence with a hobby that's totally out of my comfort zone. The Rise Gardens app tells you everything you need to know about caring for your plantlings, and watching them grow so quickly is so satisfying! They have a great selection of herb and vegetable seeds to chose from – so become the apartment farmer you were always meant to be!

Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with my garden! It's thoughtfully designed, easy to use, and we have delicious fresh produce year round. It's a really beautiful accent piece. There is some noise from the water draining, but over time you get used to it – I actually enjoy it now. This thing is BRIGHT though, so not necessarily suitable for any room. I had a couple of problems with the power supply and EC/pH sensor at first, but customer service was quick to send replacements. I'm looking forward to trying out different types of plants, and thinking of buying a second one since nutrient requirements are different for young and old plants." —Ross

Get it from Rise Gardens for $474+ (available in three sizes).

10. A stand up paddleboard and paddle for introducing your S.O. to a truly fun outdoor activity, even if they prefer being an inside cat.

Backcountry

Promising review: "This is my first paddleboard ever and I can't believe I've waited so long to buy one. COVID has been an interesting time and, with limited options available, escaping to the outdoors has been a lifesaver. This board has been extremely stable and that's a huge plus. I've started making my way into larger bodies of water and even with boat wakes this thing is pretty stable. Pop makes amazing boards and I can't wait for all the adventures this board will bring. I've even started planning trips around paddling, haha." —Freddie A.

Get the paddleboard for $799 and the paddle for $99.95, both from Backcountry.

11. An Embark dog DNA test that'll find your fluffer's family connected to over 250 dog breeds (including wolf, coyote, and village dog ancestry!).

Dog chewing on test packaging
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It also tests for over 160 diseases and drug sensitivities to help pet owners stay aware of what keeps their K-9 safe!

Promising review: "Very cool. My dog is a rescue and I was told he was a border collie mix. His personality lead me to do a test because he just didn’t have the personality of a border collie. Come to find out he’s a Shih tzu-pit bull mix, which makes way more sense." —dede123

Get it from Amazon for $149.

12. And a 23andMe DNA geographic ancestry or ancestry traits kit – both break down percentages of ancestral roots with nothing but some snail-mailed spit! Grab this for your family-history-loving grandparents and show them what history and modern technology can do together.

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Promising review: "I'm a sperm donor baby. I followed the instructions, spit in the vial, and found my genetic father. Life is weird but good. Thanks 23andMe." —A. Roos

Get the geographic ancestry for $88.95 or ancestry traits for $129, both from Amazon.

13. A Vitamix immersion blender because soup season is upon us aaaand if you give this to the home chef in your life you MIGHT get some sensational dinners from it. Just be sure to help with the prep work.

Person using blender to make an iced drink inside a glass jar
Vitamix

Promising review: "I saw Bobby Flay use this and I wanted to make something I saw on his show. It's so powerful and won't ever scratch any dish you use! It's well made and will last, just like my 25-year-old blender!! Top shelf! I always purchase top of the line appliances and Vitamix is the best. This is easy to use, is versatile, and powerful. It's now more convenient to make food and beverages." —Chris65

Get it from Vitamix for $149.95.

14. An Airfly wireless transmitter that'll connect their AirPods (or any wireless headphones) to things like airplane seats, no Bluetooth needed!! The traveler in your life could potentially cry tears of joy over this gift. Be prepared. Have tissues on hand.

Amazon

Promising review: "These work amazingly well. I was surprised that you can charge and use them at the same time. I use them on planes to listen to the in-flight entertainment with my AirPods. I also use them to listen to music on my laptop with my AirPods. They work really well. Now, I don't have to carry my wired earbuds with me when I travel anymore. They really work as advertised. I have not had any issues with them since I started using them." —RPL

Get it from Amazon for $30.10 (available in three options).

15. A massively upgraded luxury office chair with superb lumbar support, a heating feature, AND MASSAGE SETTINGS, so while they WFH they can work out all the kinks in their upcoming presentation *and* the kinks in their back. At the saaame time.

Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

Chose from their office chairs and massage chairs, then customize colors and adjustments to your heart's content! When I got mine (pictured above) I chose the works – I have the massage and heat settings and I'll never be able to work without them again! I swear, this chair has increased my focus and productivity simply because I *want* to sit in it all day. Funny bonus, the wheels make it very easy to manuever, which is super useful in my tiny apartment when I need to roll it around two desks and a keyboard, through an illegally tiny hallway, and into the living room to use as extra seating.

Promising review: "This chair exceeded my high expectations for comfort, utility, and adaptability to my spinal and gluteal requirements...as in keeping my back properly postured and my butt comfortably positioned. The price is still reasonable, consistent with its sturdy composition and its many adjustability features. I am delighted that I executed my well thought-out decision to purchase this office chair for my study!" —TonyO

Get it from X-Chair for $1,149.99 (customization available).

16. A portable ice cube maker so your roommate can have all the ice they want and never have to remember to fill the ice cube trays ever again (which means you, finally, will get some ice). Passive-aggressive presents are worth their weight in gold!

White ice maker with removable ice cube cubby sitting on kitchen counter
Wayfair

Promising review: "I love this. It’s the perfect ice maker for my condo. I don’t have a lot of counter space and this doesn’t take up much space at all. I wish I bought one sooner." —Susan

Get it on sale from Wayfair for $132.31 (originally $149.95; available in five colors).

17. A Furbo for pet parents who hate leaving their little one at home. Get this for easing their separation anxiety – it allows them to throw treats, talk, and look in on their pupper any time of day.

Amazon

Promising review: "As the owner of a new puppy I couldn't imagine how anxious I would be able leaving the puppy for the day. I made the leap into what I thought was crazy-pet-parent territory and bought a camera. Best. Purchase. Ever. It works like a dream. I was worried that it might not pick up because our Wi-Fi isn't the strongest or the fastest, no problem. The app (mine is on an iPhone) is very easy to use. The quality of the image, both regular and night vision, is excellent. We use her kibble as treats and it fires several at a time, which doesn't bother me. We angled it so it shoots into her kennel. It is such a huge relief to see her whine for just a few minutes and then settle in to sleep for hours. I even talked to the dog walker through the camera when he arrived." —Teresa

Get it from Amazon for $199.

18. A ceramic nonstick cookware set to give your younger sibling if, after visiting their first apartment, you realize they fully plan on living off of cereal...judging by the lack of *any* kitchen tools in the place.

pot set in yellow
Amazon

Promising review: "These are by far the best pots and pans I have ever owned. I was skeptical about buying pans like this because I have in the past and things stuck to them like crazy. These don't have an issue with sticking at all! You need to be sure to hand wash them and DO NOT use any type of metal on them or they will start to stick and wear out faster. As long as you take care of them and do those couple of things these will last you a long time. I love the mint blue as well! Such a pretty color." —Kimberly Melton

Get it from Amazon for $85.99 (available in six colors).

19. A mystery jungle box with four small plants customized to work with the lighting available in any home. You'll be surprised by how much they love having new ~buds~ around.

Rooted

All plants in this mystery box are 4 inches in diameter and include care instructions.

Get it from Rooted for $49 (available in two light styles).

20. An indie wine gift with selections that feel almost endless. We're talking red, white, rosé, sparkling, etc. with the option to choose from style, price, and country. Give this gift and everyone is gonna ~wine~ about how they can't ever keep up with your present skills!

A line of different wine bottles all placed in a row on a table
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My BuzzFeed coworker goes into detail about how Nakedwines.com works, be sure to read up so you can drink up!

Get a gift case from Nakedwines.com for $39.99 (available in 11 gift options).

21. A pair of animal protection or LGBTQ support socks from Conscious Step – a gift that'll "give an ordinary purchase, extraordinary purpose."

Conscious Step

Conscious Step is POC-founded, and Fairtrade America gives them a solid stamp of approval. There are 16 different causes currently: build homes, conserve rainforest, educate kids, end poverty, fight hunger, treat HIV, fight malaria, plant trees, prevent breast cancer, protect endangered animals, provide disaster relief, protect oceans, provide water, save cats and dogs, save LGBTQ lives, and stop violence against women.

Get the wild animal pack for $44.95 and the LGBTQ pack for $39.95 (available in two sizes), both from Conscious Step.

22. A snazzy sportcoat – a gift that's sure to save the day when weddings pick back up and your S.O. wants exactly one thing they can wear to each and every postponed event.

Model wearing multi-colored sportcoat over jeans
Jos.A. Bank

Promising review: "This matches well with a pair of jeans. I'm happy with my purchase." —Tom D.

Get it on sale from Jos. A. Bank for $99 (originally $130, available in sizes 38 short – 46 long, big and tall sizing available).

23. A chest filled with chocolate so your parents can know who the ~sweetest~ person in the family really is (it's you).

Harry & David

This wood and pleather chest is filled with Moose Munch popcorn, chocolate cake, milk chocolate malt balls, milk chocolate mini mints, a dark chocolate bar, chocolate-covered pretzels, and chocolate truffles (all dark chocolate).

Get it from Harry & David for $69.99.

24. A designer trinket tray sure to add a clean, crisp, and creative touch to their consistently cluttered desk.

Dims

Dims sells directly to you and cuts the cost of the middleman – making high-quality products a fraction of the price. They source their ash wood from sustainably managed forests and all of their finishes and adhesives are independently tested to meet rigorous standards for low chemical emissions. When working with steel, they use fine powder coating that is free from harmful VOCs and heavy toxic metals. Want eco-friendly products that'll last a lifetime? You've found them.

Get it from Dims for $125 (available in three colors).

25. A thickened winter coat with over 8,000 5-star reviews. Why, you may ask? Because it's filled to the brim with cozy and warm material, and here to make sure your favorite summer-lover doesn't let the chilly weather get them ~down~.

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The filler is 90% white duck down and 10% feathers.

Promising review: "The quality is excellent, it smelled clean when opened, and it's very warm! I love the cozy layers in this jacket. It fits true to size and I adore it! I am happy to report the response and quality of jacket is worth every single star." —Jenna

Get it from Amazon for $149+ (available in 13 colors and sizes XXS–5X).

26. A leather belt-making set they can enjoy working on even if they live in sweats.

A strip of worn leather, a metal buckle, a leather attachment, two metal bits, and instructions
Man Crates

Enter your zip code on the product listing page to find out delivery time!

This includes one buffalo leather belt, a hole punch, two screw rivets, a belt buckle, belt keeper, and poly board. It does not, however, come in a crate.

Promising review: "This is an awesome gift! My girlfriend got me this for Christmas. I loved putting it together and it matches my boots perfectly! I definitely recommend it!" —Keenan

Get it from Man Crates for $69.99.

27. A pack of Rejuvenating Eye Gels and Restoring Night Eye Gels infused with caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen to bless their skin with intense hydration, while also reducing puffiness...at least until they start crying tears of joy over how great their skin looks and feels.

Person wearing patches under eyes
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Promising reviews: (gels for puffiness) "These are amazing! I bought them for a photoshoot and was completely on board the minute I put the first pair on. I've found that I do have to wipe the serum off after treatment because it doesn't all absorb, but that's easy. I'm stocking up on these now before they're twice the price!" —Erika Napoletano

Get a pack of 30 rejuvenating gels from Amazon for $50 and a pack of 30 restoring eye gels for $60 from Skinstore.

28. A metal wall mirror with an embroidery hoop-turned mirror vibe that's ~sew~ cool your appreciative pal is gonna wanna hang it up stat!

Kate and Laurel Yitro metal wall mirror
Amazon

Promising review: "I purchased two of these mirrors for a recent master bathroom remodel. They are perfect! The color of the metal is really pretty, and they have the right amount of a rustic look. They were easy to hang and fit really nicely over each sink of the double sink vanity. The price was great as I had seen others that looked similar but were more expensive." —Darcy Deloach

Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

29. A preserved fern ball that requires EXACTLY zero upkeep – they can simply hang this thing up and hang out with it forever more! A plant they won't kill? Worth every penny.

Round moss ball with fern leaves spreading from the top, includes hanging strings
The Sill

I bought this months ago because I really wanted plants in my home and REALLY wanted to not kill them. This gave me a chance to beef up the plants I have without adding in more work. I dust it every so often but other than that, it's a no-effort piece of decor that looks *stunning* 24/7. I can't rave about it enough! And have no fear for your furry friends! Even if you leave this where they can reach it, it's pet-safe!

Get it from The Sill for $75.

30. A wine decanter sure to help their suspiciously cheap wine taste like an aged Bordeaux and improve any basic bar cart.

Decanter with bottle dripping from above
Amazon

Press the decanter onto the top of a wine bottle, flip it over, and let it work its magic. You can serve straight from the decanter or flip once more to serve from the original bottle.

Promising review: "There is a huge, very noticeable difference between relatively young wine decanted with this unit and a nondecanted bottle. It's fun to use and very effective. This was a nice recommendation from the proprietor of our local wine bar." —Glenn Neilson

Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

31. A customizable desk that uses dash panels to help them make the workstation of their dreams – whether they're a crisp and clean minimalist or (like myself) a massive maximalist.

Nine O, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

This desk has upgraded my work from home life so drastically I can hardly remember life without it (pretty sure I've blacked out those work-from-bed days). I got the filing shelf to hold all my favorite spooky books, the dry erase panel for taking quick notes, and a headphone hook. It doesn't take up floor space (a need in my tiny apartment) and it even has a charging dock available with extra outlets for USB cords and standard plugs, so you don't have to hunt around your house for extra outlet space. The adjustable shelves are simple to set up and super satisfying. Plus it's pretty...dang pretty.

Get it from Nine O for $375+ (available in three kits with a selection of customized add-ons).

32. A bidet, because your mom has a strict "no potty humor" rule when everyone visits for the holidays. Finding a gift that's gonna say it for you is *chef's kiss* perfection.

Tushy

Promising review: "I am loving my Tushy! It is powerful and so easy to install! Not gonna lie, I wish my sink was on the same wall so I could do the warm water option but it is super effective and definitely wakes you up! I believe this is the best way to keep things happily clean and, coupled with my Squatty Potty, I think 2019 is going to be the year of the happy BM!" —Natalie D.

Get it from Tushy for $69 (available in nine colors).

33. An essential oil diffuser in a pleasing matte black that's gonna smell like gift-giving success.

Black diffuser and reeds
Snowe

Order by December 16 for delivery by Christmas!

Promising review: "I was surprised by how strong (in the best way possible) this diffuser was. Every person who came into our house complimented it. This was my number one option for my holiday gifting list! My holiday shopping is done!" —Madison W.

Get it from Snowe for $40.

34. A pair of snazzy dress shoes for letting your dad know you've always wanted to follow in his footsteps, even if you've never wanted to walk in his (choice of) shoes.

Chamberlain Penny Loafers
Nisolo

Promising review: "These are a great style and a well-made product at an unbeatable value. These shoes get compliments every time I wear them. I would definitely buy them again, and will definitely be shopping other styles." —Matthew P.

Get them on sale from Nisolo for $160 (originally $150, available in three colors and sizes 8–13).

When it's pretty obvious they love their gift:

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