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    Feb 20, 2020

    25 Things You *Could* Give To Other People, But Let's Be Honest, It's More Fun To Keep Them For Yourself

    Sometimes you need them more than the person you bought them for...this is what you tell yourself, of course.

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    1. A copy of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, if you've ever had a major craving for pumpkin pasties, cauldron cakes, or treacle tarts (Harry's fave!).


    There are 150 recipes in this!

    Promising review: "So. Much. Fun! You can tell a lot of work went into putting this book together. My husband and I made a meal together, and we had a great time (all whilst listening to the Harry Potter soundtracks). He made the Roast Chicken and I made the Pumpkin Pasties. Both turned out great! We can't wait to try the next dish and dessert from the world of Harry Potter!" —T.H. Ratledge

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    2. A quirky but elegant dachshund scarf that'll top off any outfit.


    Promising review: "I love this scarf! It's good-quality material. Printed on both sides, warm and soft, and yes, EXTRA long. I really wasn't expecting such a quality product for such an amazing price!" —Amy L.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    3. A ramen noodle cat sticker of the most adorable cat you've ever seen enjoying its ramen noodles very much. There's even a keychain version you can get instead! Either way, you know you need this in your — and only your — life.


    Get them from TutAndRogueStickerCo on Etsy: the sticker for $3.65 and the keychain for $6.35.

    4. A pack of Shakespearean insult bandages, because regular bandages are so 2000s. With these, you can step up your bandage game level ye high! 🙌

    Promising review: "As a freelance stage manager, I am not kind to my hands. On one day, I can be responsible for office work, set construction, and costume changes. After 24 hours of work, this bandage did not come off. I could wash my hands, bend my knuckle enough to type, and when I finally removed it, it left no residue behind. Shakespeare fans may be disappointed because the bandages do not have 15 different sayings, but for a product that does its job and looks nerdy, they’re amazing." —Cam and Jade

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $6.16.

    5. A Baby Yoda pin that no one — especially you — can say no to.


    Get it from eSoligan on Etsy for $11.59.

    6. Or a Baby Yoda puzzle that'll just have you cooing and awww-ing all the time.

    Some reviewers say they received the puzzle with missing pieces, but not to worry — the manufacturer has missing piece support!

    Promising review: "Great puzzle. My kids and I put it together in a few hours and enjoyed it. Fun to have some Baby Yoda around the house!" —Mommap

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

    7. The cutest baby ghost candles you've ever seen in your life. They come in six scents (and also unscented, if that's your thing).


    Get it from CountryRichCreations on Etsy for $2.25+ (available in five quantity sets and six scents).

    8. A pack of three clear lip glosses that come in mint oil, coconut oil, and rosehip oil for perpetually glowy, moisturized lips.,

    The mint has a cooling effect, the rosehip moisturizes with vitamin A, and coconut hydrates and locks in the moisture.

    Promising review: "Absolutely ADORE this lip gloss! It is thick, but not sticky at all. There's no tackiness to your lips, you can layer and layer and it still isn't sticky! My favorite is the rose, I just love the faint smell. The coconut is nice as well. The mint is so nice if your lips are chapped, its sooooo cooling. I'm so happy I made this choice in lip gloss because I definitely don't regret it." —Happy

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    9. An address and password logbook so you'll never be locked out of Disney+, Netflix, your bank account, your email, all your store get the point. When it's too much to remember your mother's grandmother's maiden name, let this little book do all the work.


    This has 144 pages, including tabbed alphabetical pages.

    Promising review: "I finally have all of my usernames, passwords, account numbers, service providers, etc. all in one place. No more sticky notes and little pieces of ripped paper or resetting my passwords all the time to only forget and reset them again. I searched for a couple weeks until I decided on this particular book. It seemed to offer the best layout and amount of information I could log and hasn't disappointed me yet. I love it! You can even store internet service info for easy reference." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    And check out what won best pocket notebooks and planners on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    10. An adorable 3D bookmark of a sloth that'll patiently keep you company while you finish your book.


    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    11. A ring-sizing gauge that you might buy to get the right ring for someone else but then end up keeping it to use on yourself because nothing beats a ring that fits perfectly.


    Promising review: "This nifty little thing makes buying finger rings really easy. I have used mine several times to order both men's and women's rings, and every time it has been accurate. Of course that also depends on the maker of the rings, but far as I can tell, this sizer was essential in helping." —rwlohmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    12. A pack of eight zombie face treatment masks that'll give you the spa experience: it'll help acne, dry skin, fine lines, and large pores as well as lift skin, hydrate, and improve texture with ingredients like egg white, aloe vera, and birch. And if you've ever wanted to see how you'd look as a zombie, well, here ya go.

    Promising review: "My friend and I tried this together. I suggest using the opposite end of the brush to mix. Carefully open the powder, as it is very fine and opening quickly will cause a 'poof' of powder being lost. I added about half the activator, stirred, then added the rest. Paint on your face, avoiding eye area. It dries very tight (had a laugh at each other) but washes off easily. We were both impressed with how soft our skin felt afterwards and had to resist the urge to keep feeling it." —Kindle

    Get it from Amazon for $21.88.

    13. A pair of super cool reusable lightsaber chopsticks you'd consider as a gift for, like, five minutes before you say "nope, this is mine."


    Promising review: "Was so stoked to get these and they’re amazing! Both sets came with pull tabs in them so my batteries are fresh and ready for Chinese nights! Overall they’re very nice." —Becca

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    14. A haunted-looking poison apple bath bomb that's great for if you've always liked the evil queens more than the princesses.

    PsychoBombers / Etsy

    Promising review: "Smelled like pie, with lovely, dark-red water. This bath bomb was one of my favorites that I’ve tried. Will buy again! Highly recommend!" —shieldmaiden1184

    Get it from PsychoBombers on Etsy for $8.

    15. A charcoal and coconut oil whitening toothpaste for that commercial-worthy gleaming smile you've always dreamed of.


    This uses the antiseptic properties of diatomaceous earth, tea tree oil, coconut oil, and peppermint oil. It is vegan, and fluoride- and sulfate-free.

    Promising review: "I developed some ugly coffee stains on my two front teeth earlier this summer. I could not get them off with regular brushing and they were making me very self-conscious. I found this product and, after less than a week, the stains are completely gone. Now, I’m going to work on the yellowing of my bottom teeth. Great product!" —laurapgh

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A set of 50 The Office stickers that you'll be too busy pasting all over your belongings to even think about sharing them with anyone else.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.88.

    17. A heated massager with kneading nodes perfect for your neck, back, shoulders, and anywhere you need some loosening up. You won't wanna share this.


    Promising review: "My husband and I love this so much. It is easy to control the amount of pressure. The heat is nice but not overwhelming. I'm buying another because my husband and I don't want to share it. Highly recommend." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

    18. A posture corrector that'll fix ya' right up *and* provide pain relief for your neck, shoulders, and back. You'll give this away after you improve your own posture...maybe.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical, but after trying it for almost two weeks I noticed significant changes in my posture. I have back pain due to my poor posture and have had a slight decrease in pain as well. It is easy to put the posture corrector on. There is velcro in the front which can be tightened or loosened to fit individual needs making it one size fits all. It is washable, folds easily, and doesn't take up too much space in a bag when traveling. It really does work!" —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. A pack of ~magical~ gold under-eye collagen masks for when you pulled an all-nighter just to finish two seasons of that new show (it's so addicting you can't help it!), which means you obviously need this more than anyone else does 👀.


    Promising review: "These eye masks are absolutely amazing! I have hereditary dark circles under my eyes, as well as slight bags from being a mother of four. Eye creams do absolutely nothing for me, and I gave these a try just on a whim, not really expecting much. But they really work! The results aren't permanent, but I put these on for about an hour in the evening while I relax and watch TV, and my under-eyes are much lighter and less puffy. I absolutely love these eye masks, and I will never be without them again." —Kate

    Get a pack of 12 pairs from Amazon for $22.

    20. A shoe deodorizer spray that uses lemongrass, mint, tea tree, and essential oils to rid your favorite shoes of those nasty odors so you can keep wearing them as much as you want. You can use this for your kitchen and bathroom too!


    Promising review: "I have a second grader who has the stinkiest sneakers in the world even though she always wears clean socks. After trying all kinds of things at home: baking soda, tea-tree oil, washing in vinegar etc, I was starting to feel bad for her school mates because even with her shoes on the stink was terrible. This stuff is AMAZING. After one night of spray, her shoes can live in the house again (we were airing them on the porch every night). I have since used it on everybody's shoes because I love it. I know it's a little expensive, but it is so worth it." —Sallee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    21. A Little Book of Mindfulness because everyone knows you could probably benefit the most from some peace in your life.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.54.

    22. A yummy Cadbury box of full-sized British chocolate bars if you're tired of the regular ol' chocolate you always get and are ready to try something new.


    Promising review: "Yo these British people know what's up! These candy bars are amazing! Personal favorite so far was the Starbar. Peanut butter, caramel, rice crispy pieces, chocolate...what's not to love, really? Why the heck don't they sell these in America dammit?! I threw mine in the fridge as soon as I got them. This chocolate really does MELT on contact with just about anything that's not refrigerated. Be forewarned, don't eat ANY of these candy bars while wearing white. But also keep it in mind when taking bites. Smaller bites are better. Otherwise you might find yourself with a huge mouthful of semi-melted chocolate and nougat, trying not to drool. Er, that might potentially happen to someone other than me." —So & So So & So

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    23. A mobile phone holder with the cutest darn alpaca you've ever seen in your life. It's far from boring and will make you smile every time you reach for your phone (which is probably like 100 times a day, which means 100 smiles!).


    Promising review: "Cute and functional. Adorable! Even my S/O thinks it is cute. It is the perfect rest for my phone and excellent quality." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95 (available in eight BT21 characters).

    24. A rose salve lip balm you'll probably have to buy two tins of in case one runs out because you use it way too much.


    This product is cruelty free.

    Promising review: "I have very dry lips and they are often chapped. When I put on matte lipstick, the lines on my lips are very visible. I have tried a lot of lip products to solve this but this is the only product that moisturized and heal the dryness of my lips. Now I can wear my matte lipsticks and my lips look plump and healthy. Will definitely purchase again!" —Elmo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.40.

    25. A cold brew iced coffee maker to get after you finally admit to yourself that you just can't live without the stuff.


    Promising review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this every day, it's so easy to use! My coffee comes out perfect every time. I put about 8-10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter. I let it sit overnight and the next morning, I remove the filter and dump the grounds. It makes four days worth of coffee and I love that it's ready to go for me, especially since I wake up at 4:50 a.m. and I need to make my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well. Make sure to remove the rubber linings inside the caps so that you can clean in the crevices. I would recommend rinsing the filter thoroughly as soon as you remove the coffee grounds. If you don't, the gentle filter will begin to "stain" and be hard to wash by hand. If that happens, just throw it in the dishwasher and it comes out good as new!" —Panda

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    You, keeping everything you bought, knowing you could've gifted it to friends:

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