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    25 Things That'll Help You Try Your Best To Avoid All Humans

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    1. A pair of socks to not-so subtly tell people to stay away.


    Promising review: "For those days when you just can't take anyone's attitude anymore, these are the socks for you. I'm a size 6 foot, so socks like these are usually a tad big on me, but who cares! I can still wear them, and that's all that matters. The socks are made of a lighter material, so your feet are still able to breathe. Buy a pair for yourself, and for everyone else in your life who will get a kick out of these!" —S

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in one size)

    2. A snarky mug you'll use basically every hour you're at the office. Is 5 p.m. too early to start a conversation with coworkers? Absolutely!


    Promising review: "Funny and fitting for those who get up grouchy in the mornings!" —PATRICIA K. SHIRES

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. The Introvert Activity Book so you can spend hours expressing yourself...silently, alone, and in the comfort of your room.


    Promising review: "Self-awareness meets empowerment meets adult coloring meets your inner child. This book is full of very cool activities of silliness and self discovery, with seriousness snuck in there too. It’s hard to describe: there are lists to make, things to write and draw, things to color and cut out, all drawn in Marzi’s right-to-the-point style. It’s aimed at introverts, but anyone who ever turns their thoughts inward should find this book great fun and enlightening, too." —Review from NC

    Get it from Amazon for $10.31.

    4. Or, a coloring book for introverts, because spending a few blissful hours alone coloring is the best antidote to several hours spent socializing with real people.


    Promising review: "This book is perfect for that introvert on your gift list or for yourself if you'd rather play with others alone...and in your own home. I gifted this to my daughter who has to be with people all day for her job so when she's not at work she really needs her alone time. So many perfect sayings in this book for you to color in while you are hanging out with your favorite person in the world." —Book Addict

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    5. An inflatable travel hoodie pillow to silently convey to your seat neighbors that you have zero interest in talking during your flight home. Oh, but if they could wake you up when the drink cart comes by, that would be great!

    It also comes with ear plugs and an eye mask.

    Promising review: "I travel long haul flights two to three times a year. In a coach class seat this neck pillow is a lifesaver. It’s easy to inflate, stows away easily, and gives good support. On 14 hour flight with another six-hour connecting flight, this is a must in my opinion. It gives a bit of privacy when needed also." —C. L.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (also available in gray).

    6. A wilderness survival guide in case the real world gets a little too people-y and you need a vacation.


    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this book. Whether you are experienced in the outdoors or a novice, a hunter or weekend hiker, you will learn something from this book. I've been a fan of Dave Canterbury for several years and I appreciate his simple traditional approach to spending time in the woods." —Brian E. Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $11.46.

    7. A "boyfriend" pillow that'll provide just the right amount of support and none of of the sheet stealing so you don't have to respond to their 2 a.m. "you up?" text.


    Promising review: "Meet my new boyfriend, Silent Bob. He enjoys cuddling, holding hands, and long walks in the moonlight. Which it too bad, really. You know. Since he doesn’t have legs." —Kristin

    Get it from Amazon for $34.96+ (available in 10 colors).

    8. A cat lady action figure for when you feel like talking to someone but don't actually want real human interaction.


    Promising review: "How do you tell a loved one their cat situation is out of control? How do you remind someone that 15 cats may be a few too many? What is step one before you call animal control? The back of the box says, 'This is not a toy.' So for me this thing is serious business. My wife loved it and although she doesn’t have 15 cats maybe this will prevent it." —D. Meeks

    Get it from Amazon for $10.59.

    9. A pair of Bose noise-cancelling bluetooth headphones to block out the sound of all other humans. They're also Alexa compatible so you don't even have to ask your partner what the weather's going to be like today.,

    Promising review: "These headphones are my saving grace. I use them on every flight, in the office, and even when I vacuum. Babies on the plane? Who cares! Office chatter? Doesn't affect my concentration! Someone approaches my desk at work? Scares the crap out of me every time. Cleaning the house is that much more enjoyable now that my tunes follow me everywhere with no annoying cords. And if you're on an airplane and you need a cord to watch a movie, no problem! These babies go both ways." —Courtney

    Get them from Amazon for $279 (originally $349; available in three colors).

    BuzzFeed Reviews voted them the best noise-cancelling headphones in the $$$ category.

    10. Or, a jar of contour ear plugs that'll do basically the same thing (minus Alexa compatibilities) because you're tired of hearing your roommate's 1 a.m. FaceTime calls with their partner.

    Promising review: "I'm a college student in a dorm with two other roommates and there is construction going on near the building. These are honestly the answer to my prayers for a good night's sleep. The first few weeks of living on campus sucked because one of my roommates doesn't understand the idea of being quiet when others are sleeping and construction trucks decided that 4 a.m. would be the perfect time to ride around in reverse, beeping away. I went from rudely being woken up before I needed to sleeping soundly until my own alarm goes off. They expand very comfortably in my ear, and, for the most part, they stay in all night. The contour really makes a difference. I've been able to use the same pair for quite a while and they still work great. Once they start falling out in your sleep a lot, then you know it's time to throw them away and get out two new ones, but a box of these can easily last me three months." —Danielle

    Get 50 pairs from Amazon for $14.99.

    Check out one BuzzFeed writer's full review of Flents Quiet Contour Ear Plugs/Earplugs for more deets on why she loves them.

    11. SipCaddy, a portable cup holder with a suction cup, because what better way to avoid people than to take a relaxing bath with a bevy of your choice?


    Promising review: "Got this for the wife. It its solid. I've bonked my head on it, shoulder rushed it, donkey punched and tea bagged this thing and it will NOT fall off our glass shower door." —Captain Spungo

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in six colors).

    12. An iron-on go away patch for anyone who hates conflict but really wants to get the message across that they'd rather be left alone.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    13. An embroidered baseball cap so the people behind you know not to get all up in your personal space.

    Promising review: "I really like this hat. Most hats are too stiff but these are soft and comfortable. Love it." —Ashleigh

    Get it from Amazon for $18.47+ (available in 14 colors).

    14. A dainty necklace that basically says, "I heart rejecting social interaction."

    YuniqueMetal / Etsy

    Get it from YuniqueMetal on Etsy for $15.40+ (available in four chain lengths and three chain styles).

    15. And an unapologetically blunt "I hate everyone" T-shirt to get the point across succinctly.

    Emtizee / Etsy

    Get it from Emtizee on Etsy for $15.95 (available in mens, missy, and racerback sizes and 16 colors).

    16. A Book of the Month subscription for anyone who wants to read more and loves a time-consuming hobby they can do on their own.

    Book of the Month

    Each month you'll get to choose from five new releases with the option to skip a month if you don't see anything you like. You can also add extra books à la carte if more than one catches your eye. Still not sure what to expect? Read my colleague's review of Book of the Month to learn more.

    Get your first month's book for $9.99 (and $14.99/month after that).

    17. A pair of comfy pants that are truly too cozy to take off. "I would *love* to go to your party but that would mean I'd have to change my pants (and that's kind of a big ask), so I probably won't be able to make it." —you curled up on the couch in your comfy pants ready to binge Netflix.,

    Promising review: "These pants! Words are hard to find when it comes to how amazing they really are. I have had similar ones that had elastic in the waist, so over the moon these are draw string! The material was shocking, though mentioned in other reviews, these are the SOFTEST PANTS EVER. Had a few weeks so I have washed and worn a ton. Absolutely no piling. I will be buy more." —Amanda Morris

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXXL and 25 colors).

    18. A fleece throw so soft and snuggly that it would be a crime to not use it. I mean, I guess you could leave the house and be social, but then you wouldn't be getting my money's worth, would you? Check mate. Guess we're staying home!,

    Promising review: "This blanket is comforting and just the right weight for us. We have them on every bed and in the family room for TV watching and cuddling. The dog will steal it every chance he gets." —Maryland Mom-Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four sizes and 20 colors).

    19. A mug warmer to keep your tea, coffee, (or warm spiked cider if you *really* need to relax), because it would be such a waste to leave and socialize while your mug is still warm.

    Promising review: "I have had four cup warmers and none of them until this one has been all that impressive. This one has two temps and shuts off automatically at about four hours. Just what I have been looking for. I hate cool or cold coffee which is my favorite beverage, so this has been a real thrill for me to have." —Patricia J Henderson

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    20. A handy guide to crocheting and a kit with hooks, needles, and stitch markers so you can pick up a new hobby that'll keep you indoors...alone...for hours.


    Promising review: "I love this product. Now I can crochet again for hours instead of having to stop after 30 or 40 minutes and rest my hand. The little tote bag and the yarn needles are great too, as I have a knack for losing stuff. If I keep it all together it will be where it should be." —CQueener

    Get both from Amazon, the book for $16.99 and the kit for $9.99.

    21. Or, Hand Lettering 101 for anyone who's skilled in penmanship and wants a new challenge. Think of all the beautiful "thank you for inviting me but I have zero interest in leaving my house" cards you can write when yet another friend from high school gets engaged.

    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. 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 $26.99.

    22. 642 Things to Draw, a guided art journal to keep you 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 $14.86.

    23. An Amazon Echo Dot that can do almost anything you ask of it — including order food for you so you don't have to leave the house to feed yourself.


    Promising review: "I have multiple dots in my house and absolutely love them. Leaving the dogs alone for a while? 'Alexa, play Lord of the Rings in the living room.' Having a guests over? 'Alexa, turn on my party lights.' Want a relaxing morning? 'Alexa, play SiriusXM coffee house radio.' Getting organized? 'Alexa, make me a to-do list.' These things are just great. I have almost all my electronics hooked up to Alexa and it has changed my life. My lamps, TVs, sound systems, security cameras, and even my switches are connected and voice activated or are on timers. You seriously don't know how much you needed these things in your life until you get them." —MPerron

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (originally $49.99; available in four colors).

    24. A meal kit delivery subscription if you desire even less human interaction and would just like to stroll to your doorstep each week to see a box full of ingredients ready to be cooked.

    Andrew Richard/ Sun Basket/ Alison Roman/ BuzzFeed

    Two BuzzFeeders compared several meal kit subscription services and both decided Sun Basket was their favorite. Read our full review or Sunbasket here and here.

    Meals start at $10.99/serving from Sunbasket.

    25. A go away sleep mask to let your partner or parents know that you are absolutely not to be disturbed.

    Quotable Life / Etsy

    Get it from QuotableLife on Etsy for $9.

    Tfw you hate everyone but dogs (bc dogs are great).

    Universal Media Studios

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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