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1.A set of fuzzy socks so they never have to suffer the pain of putting their toes on an ice cold floor.
2.And speaking of socks, a pair of wool socks to keep their toes warm and toasty even in negative-degree weather. (I'm sorry for always complaining about getting socks, Grandma!) These will literally change their lives if they've just been wearing regular old cotton socks.
3.The Comfy, an oversized blanket sweatshirt you've probably seen on Shark Tank for anyone who hates being cold and loves a warm, fleecy hug. 10-year-old me was too young to appreciate how truly amazing it would be to curl up in this and do absolutely nothing.
4.A notebook so they can finally get their lives in order. Plus, what better way to convey to the rest of the world that you're a big, grown-up adult than with a cute notebook.
5.A splurge-worthy knit sweater that'll keep them warm and cozy, because they refuse to be an adult and dress for the weather.
6.A pair of pajamas to replace the sweat pants and free T-shirts they've been wearing since college. Also, is it really the holiday season if you don't pose for photos in flannel pajamas in front of a Christmas tree?
7.A set of fun, funky underwear they'll open without groaning, "Mom, this is so embarrassing!"
8.A spa basket, because your friends are finally stressed enough in their adult jobs to realize how relaxing a bath can actually be. More bubbles, please!
9.A board game or card game that'll entertain a group for hours, because we could all use a distraction from the crushing realities of being an adult.
10.A moisturizing lip balm, because they always seem to be losing theirs.
11.A cat butt coloring book for anyone who's ~feline~ artsy or who just needs a good laugh. 10-year-old me: "Coloring is for babies." Me now: I am baby.
12.A daily calendar to cheer them up as they start yet another ~thrilling~ day of adulting.
13.A Book of the Month subscription so they can shut up about how much they wish they still read. No more waiting for months for new releases to arrive at your library (and then another few months of waiting after you put it on hold).
14.A set of cute pens that'll make them smile and think of you as they sit at their desk and hate their job.
15.A time-consuming 750-piece puzzle they can do with their family during the holidays because they finally grew up and learned to get along with their siblings.
16.A set of nice bedding for the friend who takes sleeping very seriously. (My mom used to give us holiday bedding when my siblings and I were kids and now that I have to buy it myself, I realize how freaking expensive nice sheets are.)
17.A bottle of hand cream — it doesn't even have to be the fancy stuff — to help them conquer a case of winter-induced dry skin. I wish I could have back all those random tubes of luxe hand creams my relatives would send me for Christmas.
18.A cuticle oil that'll restore their shredded nails after a gel mani. A combination of sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and jojoba softens the cuticle and strengthens their claws so they'll be proud to show them off.
19.A set of sheet masks so they can truly relax like an adult: with a sheet mask and a generous glass of wine.
20.A collagen-coating hair treatment that'll remind them of all the random hair product sets they'd get from their relatives (bet you wish you had those now that you've bleached and fried your hair!). It'll help them tame their bedhead overnight and is safe for all hair types.
21.A cute beanie, because they're a sensible adult who's grown out of only accepting clothes that are from Abercrombie & Fitch or Hollister.
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