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    Just 35 Creative And Useful Gifts To Help Check Everyone Off Your List

    This is for those who are hard to shop for and you just never know what to get them. Well. Now you know.

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    1. A seasonally scented all-natural deodorant that smells like sandalwood and black pepper so they'll always smell warm and spicy like a crackling fire in a winter cabin. With just six simple ingredients and recyclable plant-based packaging, they'll feel good about what they're using!

    the deodorant
    Each and Every

    This deodorant uses Dead Sea minerals to control odor, tapioca starch to absorb wetness, and antioxidant salts to fight bacteria. The natural ingredients mean no rashes! It's vegan, cruelty free, and uses ingredients based on their Environmental Working Group (EWG) safety.

    Promising review: "I have really sensitive skin and when I sweat, I need a strong enough deodorant but I wanted something that was not full of bad chemicals so I decided to try this out. I wanted to test to see if this could handle anything so I put it on, went to work and when I came home, I decided to mow the lawn. After an hour of mowing the lawn, I noticed I didn't smell musty at all, which is a surprise because normally with other deodorants, they typically wear off within eight hours. This stuff didn't irritate me at all and it lasted for well over 12 hours plus it didn't cake up under my arms which is nice as well. I am a customer for life with this product." —Enriquez

    Get it from Amazon for $15 and find more scents here (available in six scents).

    2. A Glossier makeup set if they've never tried the brand, if they're a die-hard fan, or if they're just an all-around makeup fiend! The set includes all the cult faves perf for everyday use, including Boy Brow, Cloud Paint blush, and Lash Slick mascara.

    Glossier, Nusrat Sultana / BuzzFeed

    That's me above, wearing Cloud Paint in Dawn! All products are hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free.

    And check out our in-depth Glossier Cloud Paint review to see it on more skin tones!

    Promising review: "You need this set in your life. I spent aaaages deciding if I would purchase this set but I am so glad that I went for it! Boy Brow is the perfect my-brows-but-better look. I've tried other brow products like this and none have been as good. Lash Slick is so much better than I thought it would be and it gives you a perfectly natural-looking finish, again, your lashes but better. Perfect for minimalists. Cloud Paint — was very pleasantly surprised when I put it on; it looks so natural and not at all as pink as I thought it would be. Love it. You only need a tiny bit." —Rachel

    Get it from Glossier for $40 (Boy Brow available in five shades, Cloud Paint available in six shades).

    3. A reusable Japanese-inspired porcelain teacup candle that combines candles, scents, tea, and decor (because you're not a basic candle-gifting person)! Once the candle burns out, they can wash it and use as a cup for tea, as a plant pot, or as a container for another candle. Regular candles don't hold a candle (heh) to this!

    the candle
    JoybyMarie / Etsy

    Get it from JoybyMarie on Etsy for $9.62.

    4. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription so their morning coffee comes from a different part of the world each time! They can taste it all from the comfort of home.

    the coffee on a map
    @atlascoffeeclub / Via

    Every two or four weeks they'll receive a half, whole, or two whole bags of single-origin coffee, and a card telling them where it's from, its tasting notes, and brewing tips. AND they can choose between whole beans or ground coffee. Check out more deets in our Atlas Coffee Club review!

    Get a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for starting at $9/month.

    5. A pair of lovely real pressed flower earrings because who can say no to that? The flowers are forget-me-nots!

    the hexagon earrings, which have a small pressed blue flower in the center
    OliveBella / Etsy

    FYI, I gave these to my best friend for her birthday and she was so in love with them that I'm actually considering buying them for myself now.

    Get them from OliveBella on Etsy for $33.

    6. The Hunt a Killer subscription box to make their childhood dreams of being Nancy Drew come true! They can solve a different murder mystery with each box, using clues like autopsy reports and witness statements until the big reveal in the final episode!

    materials from the box
    @huntakillerinc / Via

    Each box comes with materials and clues to help them figure out each case, like reports, statements, evidence, and an objective card to assist them. One box takes between 90 minutes to three hours to complete.

    A portion of the proceeds from purchased box goes to the Cold Case Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps law enforcement agencies solve cold cases and bring justice to murder victims so you can feel good about your gift!

    Get it from Hunt A Killer for $30/per month plus shipping.

    7. A storybook-like whistling yellow tea kettle that'll brighten up their sunless kitchen and put a huge smile on their face whenever they decide to make tea.


    Promising review: "I ordered this tea kettle for my husband who likes tea and doesn't like to use the microwave to heat up water. It is a great product. The color is a perfect bright yellow to lighten up my kitchen. Matches my pots and pans perfectly. It works great, and whistles loud. It would make a great gift, and comes in a variety of colors to match any decor. I am quite pleased with my purchase." —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (also available in white).

    8. A gorgeous catchall tray they can keep on their dressing table. They'll always think of you when tossing their earrings or spare pennies in it!

    the tray, which has a floral design with a butterfly, holding a necklace
    Rifle Paper Co

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co for $24 (available in three designs).

    9. A Rosetta Stone subscription so they can learn a new language! It's a perfect gift for the person who appreciates experiences more than material items. Rosetta Stone uses an "immersion method" to make learning the language natural; rather than using textbooks and memorization, they'll learn how to actually converse in everyday situations!

    Get it from Rosetta Stone for $7.99+/month (available in three subscriptions and 25 languages).

    10. A pair of cozy fuzzy slippers they can pad around in all season. Who knows, maybe they'll even show up to family dinners in them. They're that comfortable.,

    These are loved by 8,000+ Amazon reviewers, who gave it five stars!

    Promising review: "I. Love. These. Slippers. One of my favorite and best purchases from Amazon. I practically live in these things. Literally, I wear them around the house all the time down to stepping out of them and directly into the shower and even walking my dog in them. My nieces loved them so much I ended up getting them each a pair for Christmas. You will not be disappointed. Cute, comfortable, versatile." —Beckybrowneyes85

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S—XL and in nine colors).

    11. A quality duffel bag they'll turn to for every future trip and hike. This has an adjustable, padded strap and its handle gives you two carrying options!

    the duffel

    Get it from Nike for $36.97.

    12. An ethereal color-changing moon lamp that emulates soft moonlight so they can recreate the feeling of sleeping under a full moon and wake feeling well rested. It also comes with a hand-shaped stand.


    If they don't want to use the stand, the moon comes with a string attachment so they can hang it from the ceiling!

    The lamp has been made to look realistic, with craters and marks all around to mimic the moon's surface based on NASA's photos. It has a USB charge and is rechargeable with any compatible USB port. It has a touch sensor that allows it to change color by tapping. It's also turned off simply by tapping. It can stay on continuously for eight hours after full charge. It is made of eco-friendly, non-toxic material.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three sizes).

    13. A synthetic sleeping bag if they're the type to go hiking or camping a lot and actually want to sleep under the full moon (or if they've been wanting to). Give them the nudge with this.

    the mummy-style sleeping bag

    It'll keep them warm and cozy up in temps as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising review: "Quality bag. The nice bright green color allows you to see it easier at night. It's as warm as you would want it for three-season camping. The zipper zips all the way up and you snuggle in there deep. Not the most space-efficient bag, but it is warm." —Kevin

    Get it from Backcountry for $67.49 (available in two sizes).

    14. Rotten Moves We Love, a fun breakdown of 101 "Rotten" films that were panned by critics and the RT team but went on to become cult classics and box office hits anyway (Home Alone 2, anyone?). The book celebrates these films that are "so bad they're good" because "Fresh" films shouldn't take all the credit, right?

    the book cover
    Running Press Adult

    Get it from Amazon for $18.59, Bookshop for $22.07 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    15. A Disney+ 1-year subscription because why not let them hop on the Disney+ train? They'll love you for it.

    a poster showing Iron Man, Darth Vader, Mrs. Incredible, Moana, and Rafiki

    Get it from Disney+ for $69.99.

    16. A cute ceramic coffee mug to add some quirky personality to their mug collection. Reviewers note this can be used as a pencil holder, makeup-brush holder, and other things! So versatile — we stan.


    Promising review: "An adorable elephant cup. Love the artwork done on this particular one. Sure to bring a smile to one's face. Pleased with my purchase." —Moscato

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. A personalized name necklace that'll make them feel like the special person they are. You can even choose to include their birthstone!

    the gold necklace in the name Harper
    MilfordJewelry / Etsy

    Get it from MilfordJewelry on Etsy for $19.80+ (available in six finishes and nine lengths)

    18. A versatile blanket scarf they can wear in different ways to suit their outfit. What else do you need from a scarf?


    Reviewers note how soft this scarf is!

    Promising review: "I love love love this scarf. I ordered the camel colored one. It's soft, warm, and lightweight. It's like the best of a blanket scarf but without the weight." —MC

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 35 designs).

    19. Novel-themed black teas tagged with classic literary quotes so they can lose themselves in old eras, characters, and stories with a hot cup of rich, flavorful tea. It'll boost their reading experience by a thousand.

    the teas

    The teas come with 25 quoted teabags. Reviewers note that it tastes great!

    Promising review: "I just fell in love when I saw this. I love finding unique gift items and surely this is one of them! My friend loves history and tea and I can't believe I found the perfect gift to represent them both. The design is perfect and just like described. And I love that they put quotes on them individually as well. Worth every penny. And the tea is just delicious." —Nora

    Get them from Amazon for $13.50.

    20. A vintage-looking five-year journal for some self-reflection — they can jot down their thoughts, clear their head, and have a little something to look back on when they're reminiscing on themselves five years from now. The quick format makes it easy for them to get into the habit of journaling too!

    the journal

    Promising review: "I used to journal and I've been wanting to get back into it. I just don't have the time. And it intimidates me, writing so much every day. This eliminates both problems. I write only a couple of sentences per day. It forces me to be creative and concise. I really have to think about what was most important for the day to write down. What will I want to look back and remember in the coming years? I find it thought provoking. This is just a great system. The book is quite small. It's very attractive-looking. I love the ribbon bookmark, which is very functional." —Boxman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.40.

    21. A striking and therapeutic Artful Etching: Midnight Garden book so they can unwind from a long day by scratching away the lines with the provided tool to reveal colorful flowers, plants, and animals. They get to decide how much detail and color they want to etch!

    a page from the book, showing a before and after of a garden art piece

    An introduction describes how to etch the scenes for best results, and examples of finished pieces are included so you can reference them.

    Promising review: "This is definitely different than the normal scratch-off books and it is testing my creative abilities. I'm normally one to enjoy following the lines, but with this, the end result is entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong! While on some pages there is more to detail than others, I think this purchase was well worth it. I think it is really helping me to think outside the box and to concentrate more on the negative space and what I can do with it. For anyone that loves scratch books, here is a product to change how you look at it!" —kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    22. A spunky doormat that'll compliment them every day!

    the mat

    Promising review: "Super cute and so happy I found this! Makes all of my visitors and myself feel good every time we go to my front door." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $27.

    23. A bidet (yes, a bidet) so they can take their bathroom experience to the next and most luxurious level. It has a self-cleaning nozzle, easily attaches to any standard toilet, and saves them tons of money (and trees) on toilet paper, so it's a win-win!


    Promising review: Easy to install, everything included, instructions are easy to read, follow, and understand. After using this, toilet paper seems so primitive. Not only are we going to save money due to buying a lot less toilet paper, I feel that this is going to be healthier as well. This model gives you the ability to control the force of the spray which is very important. Everyone's water supply is going to be different so this helps even it out. This is helping the environment while giving us that clean, just showered feeling without all the trouble. After installation, I can see that it will be easy to keep clean. It has a self-cleaning feature as well as a guard the nozzle sits behind to protect it from whatever is coming in to the toilet. Water is just so much better than toilet paper! I wish we had done this years ago." —Doxiemom

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in two colors).

    24. A nonstick ceramic Always Pan that'll replace EIGHT pieces of cookware. They won't even reach for anything else once they have this. Plus their meals will taste just grand!

    The pan with shrimp etoufee, with bowls of the shrimp and rice around it
    @ourplace / Via

    This comes with a lockable lid, steamer basket, pouring spout, and a nesting spatula with a built-in rest. It's also PFOA-free. And check out my colleague's Always Pan review to learn why this is so great!

    Our Place is a POC-owned business. All of their boxes are packaged with biodegradable and recyclable materials, and the Always Pan is made in a female-owned factory in China.

    Promising review: "My Always Pan is going to be my new favorite cooking ware. Super versatile and absolutely beautiful. Love the functionality that it possesses and the versatility range; someone really thought about all the best way to cook with this! Safe, easy to clean, and beautiful to look at! Makes you want to cook more delicious meals all day long! Shipping took a while because I preordered, but I was happy to wait!" —Celyn

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors)

    25. A TonyMoly peach hand cream to nourish dry hands and cuticles, and softens rough skin with peach extract and shea butter. With the cute packaging and moisturizing benefits, they'll be sold instantly.,

    Promising review: "This is probably one of the best smelling hand creams I've ever owned! The product is slightly thick but not clumpy whatsoever. It easily soaks into the skin and leaves a clean fruit scent afterwards. I usually keep it in my bathroom for after I wash my hands. And who can pass up on the cute packaging?" —Sheilaaa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    26. A combo pack of 16 K-beauty sheet masks that contain collagen for supple, hydrated, glowing skin. Each one targets different concerns so they can choose whichever one their skin needs that day, kick back, and let the mask do its work. Perf skin for the holidays? Yes, please!,

    I use these and absolutely love how refreshed and healthy my skin feels afterward. It also doesn't feel thirsty or starved for nutrients after, and my skin naturally looks brighter and dewier.

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are legit. I use one every night, it has been week one and my skin has never looked better! I haven’t had the confidence to step out without foundation in a while. After using these sheet masks consistently, I actually want to go out without foundation. My skin feels smooth, it looks soft, clear, bright, and glows! Not only does it work on me but my mom has been using them with me and there has been obvious improvement in her skin texture. After washing my face at night, I slap one of these babies on for 30 minutes and remove the sheet. Massage the extra essence into my skin and neck and I wake up with dewy, soft, supple, and glowing skin. My skin stays moisturized all day. I can’t live without these now. The price is so worth it for the results." —Amy Sanchez

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. An Epsom bathing salt soak with white willow and eucalyptus to help soothe their stress and tiredness, and clear their busy head. It has a relaxing, refreshing scent and will re-energize them so there's no hesitation in trying — or giving!

    the package

    Get it from Skinstore for $6.80.

    28. A mini screaming goat figurine because it's a real-life version of those viral screaming goat videos you love. Have them press the button to hear it shriek and make everyone around you laugh or jump in surprise., Amazon

    The figure comes with a 32-page illustrated pocket guide filled with fun facts and trivia about, well, goats!

    Promising review: "This was hilarious! Both the figurine and the book. Bought for a co-worker, we all laughed and laughed each time we made it scream! We even played it over the loudspeaker for our warehouse workers to hear, and hearing it over that loudspeaker had us cracking up the rest of the day! Wouldn't have thought it be so popular but everyone loves it, especially the guy who it's for!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.66.

    29. A small sound spa so they can fall asleep to soothing sounds like ocean waves, rain, and wind. With 20 sounds and 30 volume levels, they'll def find their sweet spot!


    This is portable and has continuous play, memory function, non-looping sounds, and an auto-off timer between one to seven hours.

    Promising review: "I love this sound machine. I'm a very light sleeper so any sound can wake me. What I like is not only the small size, but the sound quality is excellent and some of the sounds are so different and they sound so real. My favorite right now is Arctic wind. It makes me feel cold and snuggle into the my blankets and I can adjust the volume perfectly for me." —Kimsf

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    30. A super soft faux fur throw blanket to curl up in and be so warm and cozy they'll never want to leave their bed or couch. Is that a bad thing?

    the blanket in black

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in five sizes and 22 colors).

    31. A memory foam lumbar pillow if they work from home. This'll give them the back support and pain relief you know they need., Amazon

    Promising review: "The cushion fits my back well. My major is computer science so I am sitting at a computer most of every day. I've had issues with my back for as long as I can remember and have two deteriorating discs in my lower back. With the memory foam, I'm good all day, have significantly less back pain and have just ordered another one so I don't have to lug it back and forth between home and the office because I refuse to be without it. Great follow up customer service too. Highly recommended." —Ziqi

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in five colors)

    32. A set of silicone face mask brushes to make applying their face masks and other skincare products bacteria-free. They won't have to dip their fingers in those containers anymore! Their skin will thank you 😉.,

    Promising review: "I love these silicone brushes; they helped me keep bacteria definitely to a minimum on my face, which is the goal when you don't want acne. It also makes the products that I use last way longer, because I can get everything out of the jar and I can spread the products on my face so much more evenly." —Marisol Porrata-oviedo

    Get them from Amazon for $3.98.

    33. A stylish pair of blue-light-filter glasses if they need to work in front of a screen all the time., Amazon

    Promising review: "When I opened the package I noticed the glasses came with a case and a rag along with a blue-light testing kit which was really cool. They do seem to block the blue light well seeing as that I don’t get migraines as often and my eyes feel less strained. Being a graphic designer, I find it’s important that the lens isn’t tinted and I don’t detect any hint of yellow at all. They fit my head really great along with looking very stylish! (: I would suggest anyone should buy this brand." —Kris Wiklund

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90 (available in 18 styles).

    34. The BuzzFeed x Birchbox Splurge-worthy Box for dreamy, luxe products for your skin and hair you'll love using during your much-needed me time! The contents are valued at over $200 so you'll be getting it at less than half the price.

    the products in the box

    The box includes:

    Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer

    First Aid Beauty Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask

    Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream

    Glamsquad The Untamed Texturizing Finishing Spray

    Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner

    Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer

    Glamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask

    Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask

    ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix in Love Life

    Get it from Birchbox for $62 (and take an extra $10 off with our exclusive discount code BUZZFEED at checkout!).

    35. A gentle overnight facial mask that'll exfoliate and brighten with glycolic acid and use calming ingredients to hydrate and soothe so that they wake up with super glowy skin.

    model putting on the mask
    Versed Skin

    This is vegan and recyclable.

    Promising review: "I have not stopped using this. This product has completely transformed my dry rough skin to a soft new face. This is a great beginner's overnight peel if you are looking to recover your dry or uneven skin. It’s super moisturizing and doesn’t leave your skin oily in the morning. I love this peel so much!!" —CMoanskin

    Get it from Versed Skin for $19.99.

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