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    32 Gifts So Good You'll Probably Want To Add Them To Your Wish List Too

    *Tosses old wish list in the trash*

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    1. A blackhead remover vacuum for your beauty-obsessed friend who also loves watching blackhead extractions. Its powerful head sucks up blackheads, whiteheads, sebaceous filaments, grease, and leftover makeup, and it comes with four different attachments and five suction levels.,

    Promising review: "I honestly can't run out of great things to say about this! This blackhead remover works WONDERS. I use it about once or twice a week and absolutely love it. It works very well, and I have seen a size reduction in my pores since using it for the past few weeks. I highly recommend this blackhead remover and would go as far to say this might be a great stocking stuffers for teens!" —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $25.59+ (available in five colors).

    2. A heated back and neck massager so they finally stop complaining about their aches and pains (and so you can steal it whenever they're not using it.),

    Promising review: "Don't wait to get this like I did. It's fairly priced and great to have. I'm a nurse so I work 12-hour shifts plus an hour and a half commute each way on the train. I get back pain. I use this when I get home or randomly while watching TV. It gives you that perfect little massage you need. It gives off heat too. I love it and highly recommend it." —tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    3. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, because you truly comprehend how much they (and you!) love a combination of sweet and spicy. Drizzle it on pizza, ice cream, waffles, wings, cheeseboards, and even in cocktails to create something un-bee-lievably delicious.


    Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A delicious!" —Sleeps in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. Or a Sriracha keychain — a gift that'll bring the heat for any food masochist. They'll never eat another boring meal with the help of this lil' guy.

    reviewer pic of the keychain with their keys

    It comes with two keychains — one 1-ounce keychain and one 1.7-ounce keychain — and a nine-ounce bottle of Sriracha. You can also buy just the keychains if you have Sriracha at home.

    Promising review: "This is the second time I've bought this item. I owned one and kept it on my keychain for a very long time. It's helped me out on hikes, family reunions, Thanksgiving dinners, job interviews. It's amazing how many times bland foods need a good kick in the rooster. Just be careful when getting in and out of your car. I got out and shut the door and my keys were not fully inserted into my pocket. The good old hot roost in my pants wasn't fully in, you see. It gets caught and smashed and bright red liquid splattered all over the side of my car. But other than car doors, this thing won't break or leak on you." —Suspense

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    5. *Or*, a bottle of Truff hot sauce, a sophisticated condiment made with chilis, agave nectar, spices, and, of course, black truffle, to transform their meals into a gourmet experience. *chef's kiss*

    The sauce drizzled on popcorn

    There's also a white truffle version as well as a hotter version of the classic black truffle hot sauce.

    Promising review: "Purchased this because it was on Oprah’s favorite things. This is what you get if truffle and Sriracha had a baby but 10x better. I highly recommend because it helps my boring food taste better." —Linzy nguyen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    6. A genius iPhone adapter case if your friend is notorious for losing their dongle. Just think of all the headphone jack adapters you just saved them from having to buy!

    The triangular case, which has latches to hold onto the dongle and is on a keychain
    DukeofCases / Etsy

    DukeofCases is a Black-owned biz!

    Get it from DukeofCases on Etsy for $14.

    7. A Jeopardy! 2021 daily calendar (RIP Alex Trebek) for testing your trivia-loving Dad's knowledge (and yours too!). Alex, what is "the best gift ever"?


    Each question has a different wager so you can track your winnings for the year.

    Promising review: "The Jeopardy calendar is a family favorite. We've played our own form of the famous TV show for about 10 using the calendars answers/questions. They are perfect for our whole family." —Ms Western Virginia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    8. A dip powder kit so they can perfect their at-home manicure and save money in the long run. The powder dries in just 30 seconds, and reviewers say the color stays chip free for weeks — which is great but also a bummer because it's so easy to use that they're gonna wish they could do it all over again.,

    Promising review: "With COVID-19 shutting everything down, I wanted to find something I could do from home to keep my dip nails looking good! This kit is amazing. You get six colors and all of the necessary polishes/activators. The top coat dries in under a minute, no kidding." —Mary Jenkins

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in two styles).

    9. A pair of ankle socks, because all the book lover in your life wants for the holidays is a few blissful uninterrupted hours to read.

    Reviewer photo of their mom wearing the socks while reading a book

    Promising review: "Love to wear them as they are comfortable and allow me to read in silence. When my husband tries to interrupt my reading, I hold up my shhh foot and he knows to leave me be. Love them! LOL" —Dee Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A primer that'll transform their already beautiful face into a smooth, even canvas for makeup. It's made with green tea extract and collagen to protect and moisturize the skin.

    A swatch of the primer showing its gel-like texture, plus a before and after showing the primer blurred pores and reduced redness on the nose

    Promising review: "I saw this primer in a BuzzFeed article and then read the reviews here before I decided to try it. I’m so glad I did! I don’t think I’ll be buying another kind of primer for a while now. My face was so soft the whole day (which I didn’t even know that was a thing that primer could do lol) and it actually held my face makeup on all day. I usually use Benefit Porefessional and while I liked it better than other primers, I never thought it was as great as it was hyped up to be. This primer kept my makeup on longer than Porefessional and made sure that my face makeup looked even throughout the day as well. Can’t recommend it enough!" —Clara Byers

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    11. A box of British chocolates to take their tastebuds on a trip across the pond.

    Reviewer photo of their 10 full-size chocolate bars

    You'll get a full-size bar of Cadbury's Flake (layers of thinly folded milk chocolate), Picnic (a wafer with caramel, peanuts, and raisins), Crunchie (honeycomb covered in chocolate), Starbar (milk chocolate with caramel and raisins), Dairy Milk Caramel (milk chocolate with a caramel center), Double Decker (milk chocolate with crunchy cereal and nougat), Dairy Milk (a classic milk chocolate bar), Wispa (milk chocolate with bubbles), Twirl (milk chocolate fingers), and Curly Wurly (swirls of caramel coated in milk chocolate).

    Promising review: "I bought these for myself when I was feeling sad because the world is terrible, and it was 100% a great choice. The delicious treats arrived quickly and the box included almost all the best things. I was super excited that a Curly Wurly was included, because it is my number one UK candy. 10/10, would order again to temporarily improve all global news-based sadness." —nic_is_nicole

    Get a box of 10 from Amazon for $13.29.

    12. Or a box of s'mores bites if their tastebuds are content to stay right where they are and chow down on a delicious bite made of chocolate cake and whipped icing covered in dark chocolate and finished with a graham cracker crumble.

    The bites
    Caroline's Cakes

    Caroline's Cakes is a family-run started by, you guessed it, Caroline Ragsdale Reutter. It's also a nut-free bakery so everyone can enjoy a bite, even people with nut allergies! (All cakes and other products that contain nuts are produced and packaged in a separate facility.)

    Get a dozen from Caroline's Cakes for $25 (and check out the rest of their cake bite flavors).

    13. A customizable organic salad gardening kit for the wannabe chef and ~budding~ gardener. Plus, they kinda owe you a bowl of salad because this gift was really all your idea.

    Hortiki Plants / Etsy

    It comes with one sachet of organic salad seed mix, one wooden planter with a recyclable leak guard, one bag of potting soil, one glass mister bottle, one bamboo label, instructions, and access to one-on-one support.

    Hortiki Plants is a Black-owned business run by Victoria LeBeau, who has a PhD in agroecology and sustainable agriculture. If getting seeds from a certified plant doctor wasn't cool enough, Hortiki Plants also donates 5% of its profits to organizations aimed at helping communities grow.

    Promising review: "OMG this is so sweet. It comes with everything you need to start growing and a very helpful book of instructions. Love it." —Lacey Rouse

    Get it from Hortiki Plants on Etsy for $29.99 or through Hortiki Plants' website for $29.99.

    14. PhoneSoap, a handy gadget with disinfecting UV light so your germaphobe friend can have some peace of mind. Prepare to have many fights over who gets to use the smartphone sanitizing station first.

    Infographic showing how the machine works and that it can sanitize anything that fits inside, including keys, credit cards, ear buds, and more

    Oh, and it also charges your phone!

    Promising review: "Actually I did a lot of research on this type of sterilization of phones before I bought this. Everything I found by scientists or electronics reviewers said that it does in fact kill all those gross germs that are ALL OVER our phones. You can’t see it — the phone doesn’t look any different when you take it out, but I’ll trust the experts who say this light is working. It makes me feel better after I clean it so I guess that’s a win." —SCole

    Get it from Amazon for $67.95.

    15. An over-the-sink makeup mat because they could use more flat surfaces in their teeny tiny bathroom to hold their makeup. No more accidentally knocking over that really expensive foundation and watching it go down the drain. 💸

    This hard sleeve can sit over your sink and provide more flat surface for you to spread out your makeup and beauty products. It can support up to 2 pounds.

    Promising review: "It's nice and sturdy and holds my makeup spread out while covering my tiny sink to make counter space for me. Makes getting ready in the morning a breeze since I'm not worried about dropping lids/caps or small sponges into my sink anymore. Would highly recommend for any makeup lover, and its great for setting your hair tools on as well because it doesn't melt!" —ashtreebee

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (also available in pink).

    16. A mini Bob Ross bobblehead who'll bring joy to their life *and* their work desk.

    The bobblehead with a mini book of Bob Ross paintings

    Promising review: "It's Bob Ross and he talks! Tiny and cute. Excellent gift but more excellent if you keep it for yourself! The little paintings that you can change make it even better." —Alicia L Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.14.

    17. Or, a screaming goat who sits on a tree stump and shrieks whenever you touch it (honestly, same) if that's more their style.

    The screaming goat and a mini booklet of screaming goats

    Promising review: "I spend about 90% of my day silently screaming at the computer because, well, welcome to customer service. Since this little goat arrived, I no longer look like I am practicing for my appearance on Jerry Springer. I just push the little goat. He screams (but not in a disruptive way). I smile. I am no longer annoyed. I survived peak season because of this goat. I owe my sanity to you, screaming goat." —Gab&Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $7.02.

    18. A pack of 20 hair clips to help them turn around any bad hair day. Plus, there's enough variety within this pack that they'll find the perfect hair clip for every outfit.,

    Promising review: "I love these! The quality and price are amazing. I tried Target, Ulta, CosmoProf, and various other stores looking for pearl barrettes, but I either couldn’t find what I was looking for or didn’t want to pay $15 for a single clip. This set came with so many pretty, trendy, wearable styles! I will say that the barrette-style clips are larger than average, but I really liked that about them. They photograph so well. Buy them!!" —Stella

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $11.49.

    19. A Bad Bunny–approved enamel mug for your boss friends (and maybe also one for you because you're a boss!).

    A pink enamel mug that says "yo hago lo que me de la gana"
    Hija de tu Madre

    Hija de tu Madre is a Latinx- and woman-owned business helmed by Patty Delgado.

    Get it from Hija de tu Madre for $22.

    20. A Revlon hot air brush so they can go from wet, tangled, frizzy hair to a sleek and shiny blowout in minutes.

    The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it's quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

    Promising review: "I have very thick wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot, and it is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow-dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, nondamaged look." —SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $41.88+ (available in four colors).

    21. A satin-lined hoodie to protect natural hair from breakage and friction, reduce frizz, and prevent moisture loss.

    The brown hoodie with kin. embroidered in the center

    KINApparel is a Black woman–owned business started by Philomina Kane.

    Get it from KINApparel for $54.99 (available in sizes S–4XL as well as toddler and youth sizes).

    22. A no-frills five-year one-line-a-day journal because it'll take them a few minutes each day to complete and give them years of happy memories and forgotten moments to flip through.

    The cover

    Promising review: "I love this journal! It gives me so much pleasure to remember small details and tiny events that I would otherwise forget over time. Every day happily jogs my memory and I feel like overall, I remember many more events from my past because I have a yearly reminder that something happened. The plastic coating on the cover crinkled and lifted in some spots. It's not beautiful after five years, but it will certainly be treasured forever." —rkennedy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.48.

    23. A hair finishing stick that'll clean up all those random strands that escape from ponytails and buns. It's basically like a mascara wand coated in natural plant oils for your hair. File this under really practical gifts you never knew existed.

    Promising review: "I rarely ever leave reviews, but THIS is amazing!! I have naturally frizzy hair that is also wavy and curly. I have a lot of breakage around the crown and this stuff sleeks it back but it doesn’t make it look greasy or crunchy! I suggest taking the mascara wand and wiping off the excess on the tube before applying so you don’t apply too much. When I apply too much all you have to do is let it dry and then scratch you’re fingernails from front to back to break it up and it still creates a sleek look without any crunchiness. I love this stuff so much I need to get another for my car on those days that my mom hair is looking terrible." —Adriana

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    24. 642 Things to Draw, a guided art journal to keep them occupied from now until next next year. The prompts range from simple (draw a bicycle) to downright odd (draw the sound of girlish laughter).


    Promising review: "I love this book so much that I bought two of them: one for me and one for my husband! It's a perfect fast and easy creative outlet. At first we were tentative about our drawings but after a while it's fun to just draw! I couldn't imagine drawing 642 fun and ordinary things but after a while, I couldn't imagine not drawing them! It's a fun book...a great gift...tentative creative people will love it because you are told what to draw!" —That’s my Patty!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    25. A cold brew maker if coffee is their lifeblood and they need at least three cups to get anything done.

    Diagram showing how to use the cold brew maker

    Promising review: "I've been telling everyone about this! I had another cold brew pitcher that worked but made super watered-down coffee. Decided to try this one and I'm so glad I did! It's super easy to make and tastes SO smooth and delicious, even by itself. I love how it actually and completely immerses the coffee filter, and I *really* love the airtight seal as my daughters have accidentally knocked my old one down and spilled precious liquid. Definitely recommend!" —Kayla

    Get a one-quart cold brew maker from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. An cruelty-free lengthening mascara for the friend who's tried just about every mascara but hasn't found one that won't flake, fade, or streak. Spoiler: this is the one!,

    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    27. A scarf knitting kit so it's basically like you're giving them two gifts in one. They'll be excited after they tear open the wrapping *and* when they finish knitting their handmade scarf.

    Model wearing the bright yellow scarf
    We Are Knitters

    This kit comes with three skeins of petite wool (100 gr.), 8 mm knitting needles, the pattern, a small knitter's sewing needle, the embroidered label, and WAK packaging.

    Get it from We Are Knitters for $63 (available in seven colors).

    Check out my colleague's We Are Knitters review for more deets as well as pictures of the adorable sweater she made.

    28. A splurge-worthy pair of 14-karat chunky gold hoops because your mom said she "doesn't need or want anything" but you know she'll 1,000% be salty if you actually listen and don't get her anything.

    Oradina, Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed

    That's me on the right and I love these hoops; I haven't taken them off since I got them. I don't wear a lot of jewelry and am typically drawn to delicate and understated earrings. That said, I like a little bling and these hoops are the perfect middle ground; not too flashy for my tastes but not boring either. I've worn them for about a month straight and they haven't bothered my super sensitive ears. They haven't discolored either, which is an issue I've run into after wearing a pair of earrings for awhile. Also, they're deceptively lightweight so they don't weigh down my ears. All in all, they're a beautiful pair of earrings!

    Get them from Oradina for $265 (available in three colors).

    29. A National Geographic geode kit that'll make for a ~smashing~ gift. Now hand me those goggles, please!, Amazon

    It comes with 10 geodes of varying sizes as well as goggles and a display stand.

    Promising review: "My 9-year-old niece gets these every year for Christmas. It is a new gift every time! She loves to put on safety glasses and swing that hammer! The geodes are always beautiful. She also loves the element of surprise! This is a wonderful gift that will engage even kids that are not into the sciences. Every year she takes pieces in to share with her class. She also loves to give pieces away as little gifts or mementos. Nat Geo never disappoints!" —Kristin D.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.91.

    30. A 5-in-1 wine stopper to instantly elevate the $7 bottle of wine you're also gifting them. It's doubles (triples? quadruples?) as an aerator, stopper, pourer, filter, and re-corker.

    The wine stopper in a bottle of wine

    Promising review: "I wouldn't consider myself a wine connoisseur by any means, but I typically have a bottle or so float through my house each week. This wine corker takes the hassle out of pulling the original cork out, it is easy to clean, it makes the wine taste better! It would make a GREAT cheap gift for a wine drinker. At the moment, I only have the one, but I'm planning to grab a few more to keep on hand." —jason lebeda

    Get it from Amazon for $8.52.

    31. Or, Hand Lettering 101 if your friend's skilled at penmanship. Also, Meghan Markle did calligraphy before she met Prince Harry, and I'm not saying that this book will help them marry their own prince, but I'm also not saying that that is outside the realm of possibility.

    Promising review: "Not only is this introductory book beautifully put together, but the author also helps you to build your own beautiful style! She provides easy-to-follow guides and plenty of room to practice. Overall, she provides the tools a new hand lettering artist needs in their toolbox and references for different alphabet styles that I continuously look at to practice lettering. I’ve been practicing lettering for awhile and have picked up a couple books here and there to practice with, but this book really took my hand lettering to the next level physically and with confidence. I also really appreciate that the author used good quality paper to practice on, as I’ve used other books with poor quality paper that has ruined some of my pens. Definitely recommend this to any and especially new hand letterers!" —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    32. A pore-tightening, skin-lifting face mask for making their self-care time a little terrifying because 1. it'll make them look like a zombie when it sits on their face and 2. it's so darn effective.

    Reviewer before and after showing the mask made their skin look tighter and reduced the appearance of some wrinkles

    Promising review: "I had bumps, tiny bumps all over my skin, especially my forehead. My skin NEVER felt smooth even with the prescriptions I was given. Rosacea, bad bad bad. So bad that it was actually causing my cheeks to have what appeared to be thickening skin. Wrinkles, some that were quite deep. My skin tone was blotchy and my pores were friggin huge and getting bigger. I know that it says to use this product every three days. I chose to go with every single day for the first box of eight. The results were so amazing I decided on everyday for the second box. Even more amazing results. EVERY SINGLE ISSUE LISTED ABOVE NO LONGER EXISTS!!!! I moisturize deeply after rinsing and my face looks absolutely amazing. My face did not even look like this at 30!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.79.

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