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    Updated on Dec 17, 2019. Posted on Dec 4, 2019

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

    *Crosses off everything that was on my old wish list*

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    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: "All my young life I have had really sensitive yet really oily skin. So when I would try to scrub all the 'black dots' off beside my nose and on my chin, it would leave me red and sore. One time I even left scabs when I rubbed super hard. But anyways, if I would have only had this product back then, I could have saved myself some embarrassment and hassle. I only needed to use the lowest setting of suction, and then quickly moved it across the areas with blackheads (do not leave it on one section for too long!) It removed most of them in the first session, and left my skin feeling tight! Game changer!!" —Poindexter

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two colors).

    2. A BuzzFeed Tasty seasoning kit to give the gift of ease. These five blends will basically replace the random assortment of spices that are cluttering their kitchen.


    Each set comes with Fiery (a blend of sriracha, lime, and garlic), Zesty (a blend of lemon, thyme, and basil), Hearty (a blend of garlic, red bell pepper, and paprika), Jazzy (a blend of green bell pepper, paprika, and garlic), and Savory (a blend of tomato, basil, and oregano)

    Promising review: "I have used these to replace 90% of what I used to use. They are seriously that good. Super fresh and delightfully mixed! You will not regret having these in reach when you next cook. Seriously. I have made spaghetti sauce, alfredo, and shepherd's pie using mostly just these jars." —Mila

    Get it from Amazon for $23.89.

    3. A prickly pear cactus kit for the friend who's capable of killing plastic plants. Plus, you even get a chic terra-cotta pot.


    This kit uses a passive hydroponic system (tl;dr it doesn't require soil) so it won't make a mess when it comes time to repot this prickly dude.

    Get it from Verishop for $17.

    4. A heated back and neck messager 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 $44.95.

    5. 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 $8.48.

    6. 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.

    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 $24.99.

    7. *Or*, a bottle of Truff hot sauce, a sophisticated condiment made with chilis, agave nectar, spices, and, of course, black truffle, so they can transform any meal into a gourmet experience. *chef's kiss*


    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.

    8. A set of color-changing lip balms with flowers inside for anyone with chronically dry lips who's tried just about every other lip balm.

    Promising review: "These lipsticks are so cute, so magical. The color that mine settles on my lips is subtle and not very dramatic. It almost gives me the feeling of wearing lip balm, which is my go-to for all things lips, so this was perfect!" —Daisy L. Alvarez

    Get them from Amazon for $14.98 (available in two styles).

    9. A box of British chocolates, or sweets as they would call them, to take their tastebuds on a trip across the pond.

    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 $14.49.

    10. A screen cleaner so the neat freak of your friend group is never annoyed again by a streaky, fingerprint-covered phone screen. It also works for desktops, laptops, and other devices.


    Promising review: "I've used Lysol wipes, and all of the other various 'tricks' for cleaning my phone/tablet for years and honestly this works so much better! The cleansing solution works like a charm and the cloth portion is really easy to remove and wash! Yeah it might seem silly, but it's helped me easily manage what was previously a constant annoyance for my OCD (No, I'm not using the term lightly. I have been diagnosed). My mom also likes that it cleans her makeup off of her phone screen since she can't seem to stop pressing it fully up against her face when she answers calls." —A. Webster

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    11. 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.

    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.

    12. A mini Mickey Mouse waffle maker so they can achieve their dreams of being a kid again — but only if they share!

    Promising review: "Works great. You can only make one little waffle at a time but it only takes a minute or two per waffle. Worth it if you have Mickey fans in your house!" —CM

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. 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.


    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 $13.90.

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


    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 $6.85.

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

    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 $6.43.

    16. 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, non-damaged look." —SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three colors).

    17. A set of magnetic balls for your desk neighbor whose constant fidgeting is the bane of your existence. These lil guys are buildable, moldable, and, most important, quiet.


    Promising review: "I bought these magnets last week and I haven’t put them down since! I love fidgeting with them and making shapes. They help calm me down so I’m not bouncing from window to window on my computer getting unfocused. The size of the balls are small, but that makes it easier to make fun shapes with them. Also, they come with awesome and easy instructions on how to make shapes. Everybody who stops by at my desk to chat always picks these up and plays with them! I might have to order another set just for that reason!" —bobbijo

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    18. 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.

    19. 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 $13.48.

    20. Or, Hand Lettering 101 for the friend who's skilled at penmenship. 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 $17.99.

    21. And if all else fails, 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.


    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 $10.17.

    22. 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 $9.99.

    23. A cold brew maker if coffee is their lifeblood and they need at least three cups to get anything done. This way they can skip the weak stuff in your office and head straight to this bad boy.


    It brews a quart (four cups), so you should have enough java to get you through the day (and maybe some left over to share with your favorite coworker).

    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 it from Amazon for $16.99.

    24. 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 two pounds.

    Promising review: "It's nice and sturdy and holds my makeup spread out for me 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 (available in two colors).

    25. A 5-in-1 wine stopper to instantly elevate the $7 bottle of wine they're serving at their holiday party. It's also an aerator, stopper, pourer, filter, and re-corker.


    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, and hello it's $5! 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 $5.56.

    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 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 $24.99.

    28. A pore-tightening, skin-lifting face mask that'll truly terrify them first because it makes you look like a zombie when it sits on your face, and second because it's so darn effective.

    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 $16.98.

    29. A Lego ship in a bottle for entertaining both adults and kids. It comes with 962 pieces so consider yourself occupied for the next few hours.

    Promising review: "Very cool Lego product. My 8-year-old had a blast putting this together, and now it sits on our mantle. Very well made, unique, and not like any other Lego set you already have. Definitely worth picking up for the Lego enthusiast in your family." —Bradley Bevers

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

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