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    38 Cult-Favorite Products To Gift To Almost Anyone On Your List

    The People have agreed that these products rule, and I think the person you're buying for will concur.

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    1. An Always Pan designed with a super nonstick surface, a vented top, a steaming basket, and a spoon rest handle *with* an included wooden spoon that serves so many functions they'll truly want to use it *Snape voice* ~always~.

    Our Place is a WOC-founded brand focussed on inventive cookware and kitchen products. You can braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, and boil in the Always Pan, and it serves as a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest all in one! It comes with a steamer basket and is also dishwasher-safe.

    My colleague Mal Mower has this pan and loves it! In her words: "I own this pan and I'm pretty sure I'll never need to own another ever again. The spoon rest is genius, cleaning is a cinch, and it cooks all my ambitious Pinterest attempts perfectly."

    Get it from Our Place for $95 (originally $145, available in six colors).

    Enter code "SUPERSALE" at checkout to get the discounted price above.

    2. A pair of Girlfriend Collective leggings that pretty much anyone who's tried them agrees are, to put it plainly, the absolute bomb. It's the year of the legging, and your giftee deserves the best.

    Girlfriend Collective, Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed

    My colleague Melanie Aman has these leggings and adores them! In her words: "Right off the bat, I was impressed by how buttery soft these leggings were. They're super stretchy (definitely squat-proof!) and supportive without being constricting. And at $68, they're a total steal given how high-quality they are. I usually wear them for low-impact workouts, like Pilates and yoga (and lounging on the couch), but they didn't let me down during high-impact HIIT cardio classes either. The material is really breathable so even though I'm sweating a lot during my workouts, the leggings don't get swampy."

    Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $47.60 (originally $68, available in sizes XXS–6XL, nine colors, and three lengths)

    Read Melanie's entire review in "Not To Be Dramatic But I Think These Girlfriend Collective Workout Leggings Are Quite Possibly The Best To Ever Exist."

    3. A weighted blanket to help them snooze in peace. A ton of folks find that the weight relaxes them, making their sleep deeper and more restful. I think we could all use deeper sleep, don't you?

    model under grey quilted weighted blanket

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my wife a few weeks ago — she was very skeptical when she opened the box and took it out, but since then she has used it every night and she absolutely loves it! It does help her relax and sleep better." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.15+ (available in 15 weights/sizes and 32 colors and patterns).

    4. A Squatty Potty that may at first seem like a gag gift, but will *actually* help them poop better. They're laughing now, but after they take it for a spin, they'll come to you in tears thanking you.


    Promising review: "I cannot recommend this enough. This little shelf has changed my life. I've been having bowel issues since my teenage years — I wish this had come into my life sooner. Every time I step off the toilet now I feel lighter, fresher, and like a new person." —MsNiters

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99, or for a more ~aesthetic~ throne, splurge on the clear one for $75.65.

    If you want more squatty potty content before making the best purchase of your life, check out "I Tried The Squatty Potty And I Will Never Poop The Same."

    5. Glossier's Boy Brow to thicken and fluff their brows with just a swipe. Good brows are truly the gift that keeps on giving.


    Promising review: "I didn't know I could love my brows this much. With two swipes, Boy Brow makes magic. It puffs them up and fills them out in the best way. The brown shade matched perfectly. This will be my forever product and my top Glossier recommendation." —madeline

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in five shades).

    Check our our review of this and several other Glossier products in "Just 9 Glossier Products We Really Love."

    6. A cold brew maker that'll let them save $5 on fancy bean juice in the morning *and* let them get an extra 10 minutes of sleep instead of heading to the coffee shop. What more could one want?

    on the left someone scooping grounds into a filter, in the middle the coffee steeping in the pitcher, on the right the coffee being poured

    The cold brew maker is BPA-free, has a non-slip handle, and produces four servings of the good stuff.

    Promising review: "This is amazing! I bought this for a gift for my husband who drinks iced coffee all year long. He says it makes such a smooth tasting strong iced coffee. He gets two drinks out of each batch that he makes. It's easy to clean and can go in the dishwasher. Durable — I know as I'm clumsy and have dropped it several times without an issue. We are considering getting a second one!" —rnnichole

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    For more info on this awe-inspiring and money saving pitcher, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker."

    7. Allbirds wool runners so they can keep their feet super comfortable and cool while bopping around town. I've received a pair as a gift and can confirm: they're mad comfy and were a joy to open!

    Allbirds, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    I really wondered if these would live up to the hype, but the answer is a resounding "yes." I've had them going on three years, have put a TON of miles on them, and they're somehow showing no signs of aging. They stay shockingly clean, are super light, and are of course mega comfortable, which is what skyrocketed them to fame in the first place. They're even machine washable, a quality I thought was going to have to use all the time because of their wool exterior, but they've never seemed dirty enough to warrant a wash! I used to love them especially for days when I was traveling, but I also love them for bopping around the neighborhood and even wearing around the house when my feet want some support. When I got them I thought they'd be a little niche, but I throw them on for more occasions than I would have ever imagined, from grocery runs to grand adventures. I got a whole size up from what I normally wear and they fit perfectly.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 for women's sizes (available in sizes 5–10 and 20 colors) and $95 for men's sizes (available in sizes 8–14 and 19 colors).

    These babies won best casual sneakers in the mid-priced category on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    8. A bag of Death Wish Coffee the caffeine-lover in your life will be over the moon to try. Maybe brew up a little bit after gift-giving and watch as holiday cleanup happens faster than ever before.

    bag of coffee with a skull and crossbones on it

    Folks who normally rely on constant refills of normal roasts find themselves only having a cup or two of this with the same results. Be sure to warn the gift-ee! Death Wish coffee is fair-trade and organic.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my husband who is a huge coffee drinker and I figured he would be able to distinguish if this was a winner or not. Thankfully, the birthday gift was a hit! The flavor is really delicious and the smell and freshness when you open the bag is powerful! Will definitely purchase again! And the packaging alone is great marketing and makes it fun to give as a gift!" —lascanio

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    Learn more about Death Wish coffee in "This Super Caffeinated Coffee Is About To Make Your Sluggish Mornings So Much Better."

    9. An Instax camera for capturing memories and storing them irl instead of ~the Cloud~. First pic? A selfie of them and their favorite gift-giver (you)!

    model holding light blue instax camera

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this camera! I used it for Thanksgiving and everyone got a good kick out of it! Many commented they are so glad that they are back into style and love the photos! The film is easy to store, but it does take practice adjusting on how to take it. I will continue to use this baby from here on out!" —Song Bird

    Get it from Amazon for $58.75+ (available in seven colors).

    10. The Lip Bar liquid matte lipstick that packs a boatload of pigment into their long-lasting formula that won't leave their lips feeling super dry. A miracle? I suspect so.

    buzzfeed editor in a pinkish purple matte lipstick
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    The Lip Bar is a Black Woman–owned business based in Detroit, and all of their products are vegan and cruelty-free. And they do so much more than just lipstick — check out all of their face and eye makeup as well!

    My colleague Kayla Boyd has this lipstick and loves it! In her words: "I use The Lip Bar's matte liquid lipsticks often and the formula is truly incredible. It hardly budges at all throughout the day, the pigment is bomb, AND it doesn't dry out my lips at all — which is really difficult to find in a matte lipstick."

    Get it from The Lip Bar for $13 (available in 18 shades) or Target for $15.99 (available in 12 shades).

    11. A bottle of Truff hot sauce to make their spice habit a lil' more fancy. You'll be hard pressed to find someone who isn't jazzed on truffle-infused everything.

    truff being poured onto a slice of pepperoni pizza

    Promising review: "Once you go TRUFF, you’ll never go back. This is THE BEST HOT SAUCE if you’re a fan of truffle oil and hot sauce. It’s like combining your two most favorite things into the most perfect combination. Excellent on many things, but especially on pizza. I brought this to a pizza party and the hosts tried stealing my bottle by the end of the night! I took it back, but I gifted them a new bottle the next day — you can’t deny food love!" —Steph in DC

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    12. A customized pack of MeUndies for shaking their booty in style. MeUndies aren't just cute — they're also super comfy and genuinely the softest underwear I've ever felt!,

    You can pick from classic colors, bold colors, or adventurous patterns! I love MeUndies — they're super cozy, wildly soft, and I love the variety of cuts! I have some briefs from them that I would colloquially say I "live in," but since they're underwear and must be washed after one day of wear, I'll more accurately say I live in them once a week, if I find the energy to do laundry. The long leg also makes them perfect for sleeping in when a baggy pajama bottom just doesn't sound comfortable. OK, I think I'm talking myself into getting a three-pack...the two pairs I have just aren't enough!

    Get a three-pack from MeUndies for $45+ (available in women's sizes XS–4XL and 11 cuts and men's sizes S–4XL and six cuts).

    13. A Tushy bidet, because isn't a clean butt on everyone's wish list? Certainly not a ~crappy~ gift at all.

    blue bidet attachment with bamboo dial on toilet

    The Tushy fits most standard toilets, doesn't require electricity, and only takes about 10 minutes to install.

    Promising review: "My husband received this as a Christmas gift and has been immensely impressed. He’s been touting the benefits of bidets for years, and this is a great option. Easy to install and so far has met his expectations." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79+ (available in three colors).

    14. A durable Hydro Flask water bottle, because the best way of making sure someone knows you care is by keeping them hydrated.,

    Promising review: "This is a great water bottle. I tested it by filling it with chilled water and taking it to the beach. It was a very hot day, the sun was beating down, and the sand was hot. I had the bottle out the whole time on the sand for several hours and the water remained very cold. I've also kept it in a hot car running errands on a 90+ degree day and again, the water stays refreshingly cold. I bought a second Hydro Flask for my desk at work, and the colors are so pretty. I bought one in mint and another in raspberry. It would also make a great gift. Highly recommend!" —AB

    Get it from Amazon for $29.34+ (available in three sizes and 14 colors).

    15. Or a Hydro Flask travel coffee mug if they're the kind of person who forsakes water all morning in order to drink cup after cup of steaming hot coffee.


    I have this mug and it fully rocks. Just like the reliable Hydroflask water bottles keep things cold for what feels like eternity, likewise this keeps liquid nice and hot for hours. The strap on the lid is shockingly handy. It's perfect for walking to the car or subway — no more squishing a mug in your elbow crease while you struggle with your keys hoping you don't drop either! The lid is sturdy and fairly leakproof, but even so I wouldn't throw it into a bag to just let it jumble around. BUT I feel like that about 99% of travel mugs. I have too many travel mugs and this is one of my very favorites — worth the extra $$, especially as a gift. It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is my best coffee friend. I had no idea how lacking I was until I purchased it. I can get busy and forget I have coffee (I know, blasphemy!) but this thing keeps it warm FOR HOURS! No joke, HOURS! I will buy another one for the person I love in this world, because they deserve this type of coffee happiness! And so do you! Buy it — you are welcome." —Ari Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in three sizes and 11 colors).

    16. Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning to use as a delightful stocking stuffer and is — appropriately — delicious on E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. A perfect treat, especially if the gift-ee doesn't live near a TJ's.

    reviewer holding shaker of the seasoning

    Promising review: "My friends were right. This stuff is amazing. I have been putting it on all types of food and have yet to be disappointed. While it is a lot cheaper if I were to get it from Trader Joe's, the fact is that I don't live near one so I don't mind paying the extra price here for it." —PAN66

    Get it from Amazon for $7.40.

    17. An Amazon Fire TV Stick, because we are living in the Golden Age of Television. The Fire TV Stick makes *any* TV a smart TV and will give them easy access to all of their subscription services. Rolling from Euphoria to Grey's Anatomy to Pen15 has never been so easy.

    USB-shaped amazon fire stick and small remote

    Promising review: "I am in love with the Fire TV Stick. Once I received it I plugged it in, and it popped right up already connected to my Amazon account and ready to use. I use my Fire TV Stick everyday and am tempted to cancel my cable there's so much to watch on it. I'm getting one for each room." —Tekeishab

    Get it from Amazon or $29.99.

    18. A Blueland Clean Essentials kit that *may* come off as a passive aggressive gift at first, but once they see just how much simpler (and greener) it makes cleaning every inch of their home, they'll understand it was a genuine gift, indeed.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Blueland is a woman- and POC-founded company. The kit comes with three reusable cleaning bottles, one reusable foaming hand soap bottle and four tablets — one each for multi-surface, glass and mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap solutions. Just fill each bottle with water and drop in the corresponding tablet. It's as simple as that! The cleaner is made with no triclosan, parabens, phosphates, ammonia, or VOCs.

    Listen, maybe it's just a Me Problem, but I always get kind of confused about what cleaning products to use where — they're usually dangerous chemicals and I don't want to mess up! With Blueland, it's honestly a relief to have the bottles labeled, telling me exactly where to use each product. And it's doubly a relief to know that they're all ~clean~ cleaning products regardless.

    Get the kit from Blueland for $39.

    19. A Patagonia Better Sweater, because whether they're the outdoorsy type or prefer to stay in cuddled up with a good book, they'll reach for this iconic cozy sweater all. the. time.


    Promising review: "I often regret purchases, this isn’t one of those moments. I love the fleece by Patagonia. It makes for great layering, is really warm and comfortable, and has a great fit. I definitely suggest it." —Victor Dacruz

    Get it from Backcountry: $119 for women's (available in sizes XS–XXL and 19 colors) and $119 for men's (available in sizes XS–3X and 19 colors).

    20. A Nintendo Switch Lite so they can play all of their favorite games on-the-go with ease! It's much lighter than the OG Switch, has a longer battery life, and can even be connected to their Switch's library of games if they already have one!

    models holding yellow, blue, and black switch lights

    Promising review: "This feels sooo much better in the hands than the bulkier original Switch, that I can't go back. Even though it's lighter, it feels more solid as the Joy Cons do not come off, and it doesn't bend like the old one did. My arms don't get tired at all holding this. AND it had an actual D-pad! I also do not notice the smaller screen when playing, at all. It's just a much more pleasant handheld experience, which is exactly why I go it." —J. fox

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in two colors).

    For more on the Switch Lite, check out "Here's Why You May Want To Buy A Nintendo Switch Lite Even If You Already Have A Switch."

    21. A pair of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers, because who hasn't, at one time or another, had their eye on a pair of these sweet kicks? They're a classic, and I don't see that changing any time soon.

    model in monochromatic white sneakers

    Promising review: "An amazing product as always. I can never find anything bad to say about the AF1s. So here is what’s good: they're fitted very comfortably, are lightweight, and the materials are of premium quality all around." —SA

    Get them from Nike: $90 for women's (available in sizes 5–12 and two colors or customized) and $90 for men's (available in sizes 6–18, available in two colors or customized).

    22. Belif's Aquabomb Moisturizer to treat their skin like absolute royalty. Aquabomb's cooling gel formula is mega-hydrating but never makes you feel oily — it's like giving skin a much-needed big ol' glass of water. My mom and I gift this to each other basically every year!

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Aqua Bomb moisturizer is easily my desert island skincare product. Although I have dry-leaning combination skin, I hate most moisturizers because creamy formulas feel heavy and just yucky to me, especially under makeup. Aquabomb's gel-like consistency absorbs like a dream. It's soothing to stressed out skin in the winter and cooling through the heat of summer. I recommend it — and gift it! — to friends and family of all skin types because it gives your skin that bouncy hydration it craves without feeling oily in the slightest. I've put it on every night and most mornings for years and have no plans of stopping any time soon! For even MORE on why I adore this moisturizer, check out "Why Belif Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Has Been Part Of My Skincare Routine For Years."

    Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in two sizes).

    23. A humidifier and essential oil diffuser over 43,000 people have given a 5-star review on Amazon. That's 43,000 people letting you know that this would be a wonderful thing to give to a loved one to keep their skin comfortably hydrated throughout the winter.,

    The humidifier and diffuser is programmable and features an automatic shut-off function. It's also a night light!

    Promising review: "I love this little diffuser. It is the perfect thing to have on a nightstand if you like to use essential oils to help you sleep. I was having a bout of insomnia and someone suggested I try lavender oil at night. I am a convert. This diffuser puts out a very, very fine mist which adds just a touch of humidity to help your sinuses while you sleep too. The lights are soft and colorful and I imagine would make a great nightlight for a small child. It's a really great value for the money and I've used it for HOURS a night every single night since I bought it without a single issue. Love it!" —Debbie in WS

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

    24. A Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush to take them to the tippy top of toothbrush technology. Studies show it removes seven times more plaque than a manual brush — that's a lotta plaque!

    sonicare toothbrush with a metallic pink handle

    Promising review: "The Sonicare toothbrush is a work horse, there's no doubt about that. If you inspect the back of your teeth you can usually see a small layer of plaque. Well, the Sonicare toothbrush is your answer to the best at home cleaning. After about two days of brushing, my teeth were noticeably cleaner. My colleagues were asking me if I whitened my teeth. I can never go back to a manual toothbrush. It's 32,000 brush strokes a minute — think about that. If you care about how your teeth look, then this is a great investment." —Ozzy

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99+ (available in three colors and with or without brush heads).

    25. A large leather Madewell transport tote that's come to be one of the brand's signature items and is sure to become one of your beloved's most-used bags. I got this as a gift six years ago and have cherished it since that day!

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Random canvas totes may come and go, but nothing beats having a permanent, go-to bag. I've had this since college when I used it to carry my heavy load of books, my laptop, and other English major paraphernalia, but it's transitioned flawlessly into my adult life where — OK — I still use it to carry books and my computer. The leather is getting a lovely patina and the structure of the bag is as strong as the day I got it. It has one zippered interior pocket which is perfect for keys, cards, or any other tiny necessities. I received this as a gift, so I can confirm that it makes a good one! My bag is even monogrammed, which made the gift all the more special. (You can add monogramming to almost any Madewell leather or denim item for $10 or for free if you're a Madewell Insider!) If you can't spring for this wondrous tote now, I absolutely recommend putting it on your wishlist.

    Get it from Madewell for $100.80 (originally $168, available in four colors).

    Enter code "THXINTERNET" at checkout for the discounted price reflected above.

    26. Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant for the serious-about-skincare giftee who wants to step-up their game when it comes to gentle, skin-refining exfoliation and try some of the most on-trend products. This is the best of the best, in my and some other BuzzFeed shopping writers' opinions, and is the kind of luxurious beauty product that makes the perfect gift.

    the product's grey bottle

    This is my #1 liquid exfoliator, hands-down. If you're not familiar with liquid exfoliators, basically a combination of BHA and salicylic acids work together to get rid of dead skin cells and clear pores, making way for bright, new skin underneath. It sounds scary, but it really just feels like rubbing some liquid on your face with a cotton pad — in fact, this product is gentle enough to use daily. I find it helps control my hormonal acne and lessen scarring from previous breakouts. I also like to use it on my neck and chest, especially after I get out of a post-workout shower, to totally get rid of any dirt, sweat, or general yuckiness.

    My colleague Marquaysa Battle also loves this product! In her words: "For a long time, I wasn't using exfoliants because my skin is so sensitive and many exfoliants have fragrance in them and/or other allergens. That said, this Paula's Choice formula is THE ONE. Here's my routine in order: Makeup remover, cleanser, toner, Paula's Choice exfoliant, serum, moisturizer. <--- There's my master skincare routine that pretty much helps prevent my pores from being clogged by makeup and really anything else. I trust it so much and this is a special feat since my skin is WILDLY sensitive."

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes), Paula's Choice for $8+ (originally $10+, available in two sizes), or Nordstrom for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    27. A 3-in-1 avocado slicer to help them perfectly halve, de-pit, and slice avocados easily and beautifully. Anything that makes it easier to worship and consume their favorite food is sure to be a hit.

    the slicer with a plastic knife edge on one end, a depitter in the middle, and a slotted oval-shaped slicer on the other end

    Promising review: "If you even looked through these reviews to decide if you truly needed an avocado slicer, the answer is clear — your avocado obsessions clearly requires this. I will admit, you can do everything this tool does without it. You may lose a minimal amount of avocado by using a knife instead to remove the seed and cut it open, but this product is mainly for convenience sake. I will say however the convenience is uncanny. Simple to use, it cuts everything just how you want it, and is worth the small investment for the future of my avocado enjoyment. If you inhale avocados at an alarming rate then the convenience is well worth the investment." —Friendly redwood

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A subscription to Book of the Month so they always have a bestseller to look forward to. Their book selections are awesome and they'll breathlessly anticipate the day they drop — I know I do!

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    I adore my Book of the Month subscription! It keeps me sharp, researching the new titles and always looking forward to a new read. It also makes an incredible gift! Each month you get your choice of one of five titles with an option to skip a month and save your credit whenever you please. For the full story on why I love Book of the Month (especially as a gift) head to "I'm Calling It — A Book Of The Month Subscription Is The Best Gift To Give In 2020."

    Get it from Book of the Month for $14.99/month.

    29. A stainless-steel insulated mug with a lid from one of the most revered brands out there — Yeti. Once you stan Yeti, you really can't go back, and their Rambler Mug is a great gateway.

    model in the snowy outdoors drinking from a white mug

    The mug comes with a lid and is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Purchased this as a gift for someone that sips their coffee...puts it down...comes back 10 minutes later to a lukewarm cup, and heads back to the pot or microwave to heat up their still full mug. This mug will change their life. Hot for well over an hour! However, it's a blessing and a curse! They find themselves adding an ice cube to get it to a drinkable temp! Seems like a fair tradeoff to me, though." —Eric B

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98 (available in 18 colors).

    30. A tube of Glossier's Cloud Paint so they can enjoy the easy-to-blend gel formula and adorable color that's made this one of Glossier's most beloved products.

    Glossier, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Cloud Paint is simply heavenly. Its sheer yet buildable coverage allows you to create a barely-there natural flush *or* a full-on blush moment depending on your mood. I use the shade Puff when I want to feel like a pretty 'lil cloud, aka with my everyday natural makeup look, and the shade Dawn (pictured on the upper left from when I had a literal mullet) when I want everyone to bask in the glory of my cheeky summer glow. Don't be afraid to invest in the bolder shades! The gel formula makes it super easy to just dab and blend a little bit of product, and — unlike a powder blush — it's simple to back off a bit after applying if you need to. A little goes a long way, so the price it more than worth it. Cloud Paint layers pretty well over liquid foundation, but I find it thrives most on bare skin because, well, Glossier.

    Learn more about why cloud paint is a must-have cosmetic in "This Gel-Cream Blush Is A Lazy Girl's Dream And Here's Why."

    31. Mike's Hot Honey whose sweet and spicy flavor profile will make it a new staple around their kitchen. Be careful — they might resent you for only giving them one bottle.

    hot honey being squeezed onto chicken and waffles

    Promising review: "This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I'll never know. It makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, and gives an unexpected zip to dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked." —Martha Ronemus

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Check out a review of this "spicy ambrosia" in "I Tried This Spicy Honey And It Changed How I Eat Every Meal."

    32. A Vitamix so they can whip up delectable smoothies, soups, nut butters, and much more, quickly and sooooo smoothly. It's a splurge, but they'll be forever grateful!

    a black vitamix making a smoothie

    Promising review: "Dope blender. I pureed soup to a velvety texture in 30 seconds. Then made a lemon slushy. Super easy to clean and assemble. Fits under kitchen cabinet. I didn't think it was too loud. I highly recommend this blender. I was not provided with a free product — I'm just a dude who likes his new blender." —Bobby

    Get it from Amazon for $289.95+ (available in three colors).

    This Vitamix also won best high-end blender from BuzzFeed Reviews! Congratulations to the Vitamix!

    33. A Fjallraven Kanken backpack that will make them the envy of anyone who sees them toting it around. This impressively chic daypack is down for any adventure they are.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This backpack is expensive but the price is worth the quality you are getting. It looks super cute and good size to fit your laptop and folders for school. Can also use it for traveling!" —Joey258

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in 62 colors) or Urban Outfitters for $80 (available in 13 colors).

    34. A Stila Stay All Day eyeliner pen the makeup-lover in your life will be so grateful to finally own. This is *absolutely* the tool that'll help them nail their cat-eye!,

    Promising review: "Stila is the absolute best liquid eyeliner I have ever tried. It doesn't fade or crack and stays on through sleeping and tears. It's very smudge-proof and it does not flake AT ALL. It dries quickly and stays. It's also easy to clean off at the end of the day. No hard scrubbing to get it off — makeup wipes will take it off easily. It's amazing for creating perfect wings, or drawing artfully for Halloween. It's perfect for everyday subtle looks and for getting more creative and wild. I can use this eyeliner for months at a time without having to repurchase." —Chick

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 9 colors and three tips).

    Learn more about the power of Stila eyeliner in "Stila Makes The Best Liquid Eyeliner, Fight Me." It also won best mid-priced liquid eyeliner from BuzzFeed Reviews!

    35. A tube of Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara for the person who's been missing their lash appointments during quarantine. This lifting and lengthening formula should certainly do the trick.

    on the left a buzzfeed writer with no mascara on, on the right her wearing the mascara with lashes looking longer and darker captioned &quot;long, fanned-out lashes, love this&quot;
    Jasmin Suknanan / BuzzFeed

    The mascara is sulfate-free, paraben-free, cruetly-free, and vegan.

    My colleague Jasmin Suknanan has this mascara and loves it! In her words: "Okay, fine I'll admit it: I'm a mascara snob. My natural lashes are on the longer side, but I definitely like that eyelash extension-look, so I always seek volume, pigment, and extra length in my mascaras. Because of this, I tend to hate a lot of mascaras I try, and when I do find one I like, I cling to it for dear life. I came across Thrive's mascara on Instagram and saw the length and volume it gave some woman in their video and added to cart instantly. Y'all, I've been using this mascara every day since and it hasn't failed to give me suuuuper long, fanned out, volumized lashes! People ask me all the time if I'm wearing eyelash extensions, so I'd definitely say I got what I wanted out of this mascara. Plus, no flaking, clumping, or smudging! I've started limiting my eye makeup to just a skin tone eyeshadow and this mascara to REALLY show off my lashes. So glad my $24 didn't leave my bank account in vain!"

    Get it from Thrive Cosmetics for $24.

    36. A Nespresso coffee and espresso maker set with an external milk frother so they can whip up their favorite fancy coffee drinks in the comfort of their own kitchen. Who doesn't want to be an effortlessly cool barista?

    Nespresso coffee maker bundle with external milk frother

    The bundle includes the coffee/espresso maker with a detachable water reservoir and an external milk frother.

    My colleague Allison Faccenda has this coffee maker and loves it! In her words: "I absolutely swear by this coffee machine. Ever since I traveled abroad I became obsessed with cappuccinos and this makes almost as amazing caffeinated drinks as the ones I had in Italy. The milk frother is a ~major~ game changer and will have you making lattes and cappuccinos like a true barista."

    Get it from Amazon for $134.99+ (also available with just the espresso machine, or with additional coffee pods).

    37. Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush, because anything from Rihanna's famed, fabulous, and, frankly, perfect makeup line is sure to be a hit. This buildable formula is great for both those who want a natural-looking flush or an all-out blush look.


    The blush is vegan and cruelty-free.

    My colleague Nusrat Sultana has this blush and loves it! In her words: "I recently got this blush in shade 'Drama Cla$$' to experiment with purple/violet blush and loved how it looked on my cheeks! Who knew purple blush would be so lovely? It's natural and flattering, and all you need is your fingers. I see myself reaching for this a lot this summer tbh."

    Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in 10 shades).

    38. A pair of reliable Dr. Martens 1460 combat boots that will keep their feet comfortable and safe from the elements — not to mention they're just really stinkin' cool.

    Dr Martens, Dr. Martens

    My colleague Bek O'Connell has these and loves them! In her words: "I am not exactly easy on my shoes. As a New Yorker, I walk everywhere and usually for long distances. I also shuffle and put a lot of pressure on the sides of my feet (supination of the foot). I usually go through a pair of shoes in a single season but I've had my Docs for over three years and they're still looking almost new. They're also comfy, fairly warm, and very snazzy."

    Get them from Dr. Martens for $150 (available in women's sizes 5–12, men's sizes 6–16, and 12 colors).

    SURELY they will do a happy dance after receiving any of these awesome gifts!

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