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    Jan 14, 2020

    40 Things Your Friends Will Probably Want Too Once They See Them

    Guess you'll just have to buy two of each because sharing is too much separation anxiety.

    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 little elephant planter that'll add some green to your space so that the park isn't an excuse to go outside anymore.


    There is a drainage hole at the bottom of this planter, and it also comes with a drainage dish for easy planting.

    Promising review: "Omg! These are so cute! Bought these as a set for my succulents. Perfect size, well made, and nicely detailed (the shapes, the eyes and the noses) and for such an affordable price! Now my friends want these too! Definitely A+. I'm equally happy with the seller. They took extra effort with the packaging. Each succulent pot was individually wrapped twice in bubble wrap and then put in a box. Very professional!" —bookworm

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    2. An insulated travel drinking tumbler that all your friends will squeal over because it's just that cute. I mean, look at that koala. Look at it!


    This BT21 character is called Koya! The lid is spill-proof.

    Promising review: "Kept my hot chocolate hot for hours, and stayed comfortably warm for a couple more! Small enough to fit nicely in my car and backpack cup holders but still a pretty hefty size. So it's larger than I expected, but in a good way." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    3. A pack of cat magnets that are so ridiculously adorable they should be illegal.


    Promising review: "Amazingly cute! I was very excited upon receiving these magnets. They were much smaller than I had thought but the size is what makes them so cute! They are made of resin so they are durable and sturdy. Perfect for my new vintage magnet board. They are so adorable I’m going to buy a pack for all the cat lovers I know!" —Kelly

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. A Totoro desk lamp to guard you through the night and make you smile every time you see it. Its umbrella and belly both light up, and the umbrella is bendable. You'll be darned if you're giving this to anyone else!


    It adds a cute kick to your desk or shelf collection, especially for fans of Studio Ghibli and anime. You get either the smiling version or the version without a mouth (up to the seller but both are cute!). The lamp has a USB charge so you don't need to rely on batteries.

    Promising review: "It's a nice size and the light that emits from his tummy is green. The light for the umbrella is also a nice addition and I find that I enjoy the umbrella light more than the tummy light. He holds his charge for 24+ hours left on. It's nice to be able to charge him and have him portable. No batteries makes him very convenient. The umbrella has a bendable handle so you can adjust it to your liking. I highly recommend for any Totoro fan, young or old!" —Gypsy Soul

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    5. A pack of cat-shaped sticky notes that you can use as bookmarks, memos, reminders...these cuties will always be here to help!


    Promising review: "These cute sticky notes are not just for kids, any cat lover would love them. It makes me smile when I see the cute cat marking my place without destroying the book. Thank you for these cute cats. They bring smiles to others when I use them as gifts as well." —annoymous

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A set of cactus tealight candles so you get your cute succulent fix and cute candle fix in one. Remember to watch out if one goes missing.


    Promising review: "These are so cute and the gift box adds a nice touch. I used them to fill a pair of five-inch glass globe terrariums. Since there is not enough sunlight in my dark living room, I'm unable to successfully grow succulents. These candles are a nice replacement, and I think they add a more personal touch than fake plastic succulents since they are actually useful." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A hand mirror shaped like this sassy bunny because life is too short for bunny-less hand mirrors. Throw it in your bag or purse and wow your friends each time you take it out.


    This is a lightweight hand mirror with a soft silicone body. The bunny, named Cooky, is part of BT21, a merchandise brand made up of characters created in a collab between Line Friends and South Korean boyband BTS.

    Promising review: "It's super cute and convenient to have, and pretty small (around the size of my palm and the ears to my fingers but I have a small hand lol) so it can fit anywhere. The mirror itself its good quality and you can take it out too." —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    8. A set of lovable ceramic cat measuring spoons to elevate your cooking/baking experience from "eh" to "aw!"


    They come tied with a ribbon for hanging!

    Promising review: "Functional and beautiful! I bought these as a gift for a cat lover. She just adores them. They are so beautiful and unique that she displays them prominently in her kitchen." —David

    Get the four-piece set from Amazon for $15.94.

    9. An adorable pony pong-pong cushion named Mang that you can cuddle with to sleep. Oof, my heart.


    Promising review: "I purchased RJ. He’s so soft and squishy, and I use him as a pillow to hug when I sleep. These plushies could also be used as a smaller pillow or a back rest for back pain. I see myself using him as a support for when I work on my laptop while I’m in bed, or putting him in between my legs to help align my hips while I sleep (I’m a side sleeper). Anyways this is great purchase and an excellent addition (and only addition) to my bed!" —Apryl

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    10. An egg bun makeup sponge to blow your friends' plain old makeup sponges out of the water. They'll wonder why theirs looks so boring in comparison.


    This makeup sponge enlarges by 1.5 times when wet (like all good sponges should); it is recommended to apply your makeup with a damp sponge for a seamless finish (squeeze out excess water).

    Promising review: "I personally have never owned a blender before that was any sort of name brand, so I felt this one was very special. The first thing I noticed was that it has an ultra-smooth texture and is barely porous at all. It feels almost felted to the touch, like suede. On the skin, the puff feels very cooling and gentle, which leads me to believe this might be a wonderful option for you if you are a person with sensitive facial skin like myself. Blends concealer into the skin perfectly. I have no critiques; this product is adorable and gets the job done flawlessly!" —Toni

    Get it from Amazon for $7.85.

    11. A creative literary bar of soap that'll smell cozy and fresh and make you feel all fuzzy inside.


    It even has ridges on the sides to mimic actual pages! It comes packaged in pretty boxes that make for perfect gift-giving too. This one smells like rain-soaked petals and wild ivy.

    Promising review: "I gave this to my mentor teacher as an appreciation gift, and she loved it! You could smell the fresh and lovely right away! This shop has never disappointed and is one of my favorites." —reinarodrar1

    Get one from TheSoapLibrarian on Etsy for $6.

    12. A pack of suction cup cat phone holders that'll be very happy to hold your phone at a moment's notice!


    Promising review: "I bought a set of these adorable cats for my friend and a set for myself. The suction cups worked well for attaching the cats to my phone. I also attached a couple of them to the inside of my car window. It seems they're quite sturdy. They're certainly cute and colorful." —Julie C

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A tea infuser in the shape of the Loch Ness Monster for a most legendary and mythical tea experience ☕., Amazon

    Reviewers note to use loose leaf tea that's not completely ground; use higher-quality larger tea leaves.

    Promising review: "I love these little Nessie things. And I love tea. Match made in heaven. This little guy holds a lot of loose leaf tea or a single tea bag. Neck is long enough you can literally stir your tea with him without burning fingertips. Easy to clean and simple to use." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    14. A boba tea light because I know you're always looking for any excuse to treat yourself to bubble tea. Well, might as well get it in lamp form too. It's so realistic the boba moves around inside!


    This is battery-powered so no messy wires to deal with.

    Get it from Firebox for $19.99.

    15. A very helpful and friendly cat-shaped note dispenser that looks like it could also be your therapist. Even when you're having a bad day, you'll have something to smile about.


    It comes with a pad of sticky notes but you can buy replacement ones when you run out.

    Promising review: "I love this cute little sticky note holder! Cats are my favorite to begin with and getting to have one on my desk to hold my notes is purr-fect. It has a great weight making it so as you pull notes from it, it doesn't move and the bottom has rubber grips so it won't scratch any surface it will be placed on. On top of that, replacing the notes is easy since as the notes dwindle, there is a button behind that you just push in and slide the new notes over." —Unlit

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    16. A set of magical waterproof fairy lights to hang on your walls or curtains so any room will instantly be transformed into a dazzling and cozy fairy den.


    These lights come in eight modes. Reviewers advise not to untie the twist ties!

    Promising review: "The warm glow is just perfect for night time, much better than a bright white light. The lights have a few functions, but I like them to stay on. I bought two sets; I just love these! I might buy a few more sets and put them up along my porch come summer. I am very, very pleased with this purchase! Inexpensive, easy to put up, and they plug in, so I don't have to keep replacing the batteries!" —Gloria

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    17. A cute tea tin based on your fave children's classic. It'll be filled with a fruity tea blend of your choice so you can kick back, enjoy life, and be a child again.


    They have cool tea flavors like banana nut loaf, lemon drizzle cake, and blackcurrant sundae with bases such as Chinese green tea and Sri Lankan black tea! Classics include titles like Peter Pan and The Jungle Book. The teas will be good for 12 months after the order date. Note that some of the teas contain almonds or hazelnuts.

    Get it from RosieLeaTeaUK on Etsy for $6.77 (available in 12 book titles and 11 tea blends).

    18. A Tonymoly panda hand cream you'll always be happy to use. It intensely hydrates and soothes with bamboo sap and manuka honey while niacinamide brightens and leaves your hands soft and holdable. Also, cute packaging is everything, guys.


    Promising review: "Adorable packaging and great scent. Small pot but I was expecting that based on the size description. I ordered for a co-worker and their love of pandas and lotion. I would reorder for myself." —Lolly

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    19. A mobile phone holder with a cute little alien exercising to keep your phone nice and steady. 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 four characters).

    20. A mini screaming goat figure. 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. And if it suddenly goes missing, don't blame me.

    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 $8.20.

    21. A spaghetti monster colander strainer so you can strain your pasta, rice, and vegetables in style.


    This is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "My wife received this as a Xmas gift from myself, and she smiles every time she pulls it out from its home in the cabinet. That alone makes it worth five stars in my book, but it's also sized nicely (just slightly smaller than a 'standard' colander,) is made of very strong plastic, and has extremely expressive eyes which make for great handles. What's not to like? May he bless you all with his noodly appendages. Ramen." —Rook

    Get it from Amazon for $19.20.

    22. A sushi cat keychain because you know this is what you've been waiting for your whole life.


    It comes in a blind box design, which means you won't know which cat out of five you've received until you've opened the box! With each cat having its own charm, it'll be a cute surprise.

    Promising review: "LOVE SO MUCH, I got two one for me and one for my roommate, we opened them, then traded each other. My final result was money cat. He kinda looks like my cat too! Fantastic quality of artwork." —karinn

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three versions).

    23. A hilarious book of cocktail recipes based on famous novels. Indulge in endless literary jokes, witty comments, and titles like The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose — it's genius.


    This book features 65 drink recipes as well as bar bites, illustrations, and drinking games.

    Promising review: "This book is hilarious! I gave it as a birthday gift but I kind of want one for myself. Tons of cocktail/drink recipes based on books you know and love...or hate! LOL. Each one has a brief review of the book before listing the ingredients and directions for the drink. Very fun gift for anyone that loves books!" —Beckersly

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    24. A pair of plush and cute animal sock slippers to make you laugh and also keep your feet nice and toasty with fuzzy lining and insulation from the cold, foam-padded soles, and anti-slip support.


    Promising review: "I love these slippers! I'm a size 6 in shoes and ordered the slippers that are 5-7.5. It's a perfect fit. They do not slip off. They're very soft and warm. I love that they're like a shoe, not a slip on, so you wear them like a ballet slipper. The bottom is a nice non-slip type. The ears, bow, pink cheeks are super cute. I have this and the lamb plush robe and they're a perfect warm, cozy combination. I wear these around the house and I love that they keep my feet warm, and do not slip off. —Namenotreturned

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in 11 animals).

    25. A lovable animal ring holder. Your vanity will finally be cleared of all your loose rings, earrings, and other too-small pieces, *and* you get a new critter friend!


    Promising review: "It's so adorable. I bought this as a birthday gift for my sister. She loves elephants and she is always wearing rings. She loved it :)

    It's cute small gift and you can fit a few rings on it." —Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.43 (available in seven animals)

    26. A cute little card that you can keep as a reminder for yourself that you are udderly wonderful too. That is, until your friends want similar reminders for themselves!


    Get it from ShopLittleRedSparrow on Etsy for $3.90.

    27. A funny beanie that'll bring both the humor and the style to every winter outfit you have. Who's doin' it like you?

    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $17.95.

    28. A bunny gloss bar to moisturize your lips with vitamin E while imparting a sweet natural tint and shine. Each one has a different fruity scent, shade, and bunny expression so you can choose whichever one tickles your fancy because bunnies are the best.


    Promising review: "I love chubby lip color sticks. And this is pretty similar to those but it gives you more moisture. Not too much pigment, but just enough. Smells kinda fruity. You get a lot of product, even though it's a small tube. And not to mention the super adorable packaging! I want to buy it in every color.—Sylina

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in eight colors).

    29. A roll-on migraine relief stick everyone will cry over (and then smile). Loaded with therapeutic essential oils like peppermint and spearmint, this will ease headaches and is small enough to carry in your purse.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed, Yi Yang/BuzzFeed

    You can apply this to your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck. We here at BuzzFeed swear by this too! Check out our review of the Migrastil Migraine Stick Roll-on to see why we love it.

    Promising review: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    30. A Too Cool For School Facial Tonic provides your skin with a shot of hydration with moisturizing ingredients like mastic oil and ceramides. It also preps for the next steps in your skin routine so you can use this as a toner and a daily mist. Get that dewy glow, bae ✨.

    Get it from Ulta for $12.

    31. A set of colorful enamel brooches for adding plenty of personality and spunk to everything from jean jackets to backpacks to hats to wallets.


    Reviewers note that the backs are strong so the pins won't fall off easily. They also come in individual bags for easy sharing.

    Promising review: "I got these pins to decorate my laptop bag, and I'm really happy with them! Packaging was great and simple, pins came in undamaged, and overall THEY'RE JUST SO CUTE! The pins were smaller than expected but I still really enjoyed them because it fit my laptop bag so nicely! —Amazon Customer

    Get this set from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 32 different sets).

    32. A notebook with a very friendly sloth – it'll remind you how awesome you are every time you open it to jot down your thoughts. Sloths are great.


    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    33. A combo pack of 16 K-beauty sheet masks your friends will beg you to share with them. The masks contain vitamin E and collagen for supple, hydrated skin. Each one targets different concerns so you can choose whichever one your skin needs that day, kick back, and let the mask do its work. Perf skin all the time? 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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four amounts).

    34. A compact smart DJ controller from Pioneer DJ for all your music mixing and partying needs. DJ for fun or turn it into something creative — your friends will be left wanting more for sure.

    Pioneer DJ

    You can mix music from your phone or computer using different DJ apps and software. You can also use music from your iTunes library or stream from Spotify!

    Get it from Pioneer DJ for $149.

    35. A woven wall hanging for an effortless and dreamy exhibit of pattern on your rather plain (read: dull) room. "Where did you get that?" they'll all ask you.


    Promising review: "These are adorable. When I purchased them, I planned to only use the larger one, but they look great next to each other. They are a really nice contrast to framed art and family pictures, as well as really add that textural soft feel I wanted. Also, these are super inexpensive. The quality is nicer than I expected especially for the price. I hung mine with little nails. I get many compliments on them!" —Kar

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    36. A way too cute flash drive for happily storing all your precious memories in a safe place.


    Promising review: "I just love this little Japanese girl flash drive, I bought three of them to put my mom's story of her life from an old audiotape I had done 20+ years ago. They are perfect since my mom was born in Japan 90+ years back when her dad was in the Navy and stationed there. These are such cute little figures and I know my brother and sister will each love to have one with mom's life story." —Loulou

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    37. A water gel tint shaped like a mini ice cream bar. It'll hydrate your lips with soap berry extract, and tints completely, leaving you with juicy, flattering color.


    I use this for everyday looks when I don't feel like wearing something heavy like lipstick. The color payoff is great and it doesn't fade easily either. When it does start fading, the stain makes it look natural and flattering!

    Promising review: "It smells so good, feels good on the lips, leaves a great color stain, cute packaging, and doesn't clingy to dry spots on the lips. Overall, very happy with this product. I would recommend and would repurchase." —Jaylinn

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30 (available in three colors).

    38. An animal egg separator that's so cute and useful it'll make you excited for the unexciting act of separating egg yolks from egg whites.


    Promising review: "I thought this was a gimmick when my wife got this and put it on the table. I mean this thing can't work right? Well I was wrong, this thing picks up yolks like the pig that it is. And it does it great each and every time. You have to keep it clean and free of residue to have it work at its best. But this is far better to use than those seperators and doing it with the egg shells. I just pop eight eggs in the pan, and suck the yolks right up. Easy!" —GchanMako

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three styles).

    39. A wallpaper of pretty constellations so you can spruce up your walls and bring the night sky into your home.


    Promising review: "Love, love, love this wallpaper!!! It is beautiful and unique, refined and elegant, and heavy duty quality. I found it super easy to install, though I opted to use it for a room border versus full wall coverage. I also found it very forgiving, allowing me to pull it back off and adjust areas without leaving permanent dents in the design. It gave my son’s bedroom a whole new look and I have gotten lots of compliments on this wallpaper!" —Melissa

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $24.23.

    40. A sweet ceramic llama mug that'll keep you company on rainy days when you want some coffee. Or just spice up your shelf décor!

    Urban Outfitters

    This mug is dishwasher-, microwave-, and oven-safe.

    Promising review: "Absolutely adorable. This mug is so cute. The terracotta llama accent actually leads into being the feet of the mug, which adds even more character. It's an oversized mug, which is always good. Highly recommend!" —berns726

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

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