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    30 Easy Gift Ideas That'll Make People Think You're Thoughtful

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    1. A fill-in-the-blank book so you can tell literally anyone how much you love them mostly in your own words.


    Promising review: "If you have a sentimental friend or significant other, this gift will make their heart go gooey. It's simple, yet very sweet. And for cynical, unromantic types (like me), fill-in-the-blank makes it easy to look far more sensitive and romantic than we really are, lol. It does get slightly repetitive, so I recommend reading through before starting to answer so you know where things will fit best." β€”liane

    Get various fill-in-the-blank books from Amazon for $11.77.

    2. A Cableyoyo to let them know you were absolutely watching that one time when they pulled their atrocious headphone knot out of their backpack, only to hide it immediately in shame.

    A magnet in the middle of the Cableyoyo keeps everything nice and tight without damaging the headphones. No more detangling!

    Promising review: "Excellent product! I bought it as a gift for my husband and he loves it. It keeps his headphones tidy and easy to use on the go. The magnet bit is also helpful to keep the earbuds in place. I bought the green color. They are light weight and good quality. Very satisfied with this product!" β€”JeKa

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    3. A selection of Cadbury chocolate bars because you definitely remember them telling you about studying abroad in was London, right?

    The box comes with all of the bars pictured (but Flake is the best, trust me).

    Promising review: "The minute you bite into one of these bars you absolutely taste and feel the difference between this and a typical American bar. I can't believe that in the UK people just buy this stuff at corner stores and pharmacies. To me it seems even of a higher quality than the most expensive chocolates I've had in the states. I plan on ordering more boxes as gifts for friends and family for the holidays!" β€”brian

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. A stainless steel travel mug for making them feel like they're in the great outdoors even when they're in the great big office.

    Promising review: "These keep hot drinks hot for FIVE HOURS and ice in cold drinks for even longer! These are the GREATEST mugs I've ever had. I received a dark blue one as a gift, and I like it so much that I buy them for friends and co-workers. I even wrote the company to try and find more colors. It's perfect for work because I can get sidelined from my coffee with tasks, but when I get back to my coffee, IT'S STILL HOT. The tea drinkers in the office even have to leave the lids off because it keeps their tea 'too hot.'" β€”Machias Grey

    Get it from Amazon for $13.73 (available in four colors).

    5. A cold brew maker so they can save a little money on their caffeine habit. It's a universal struggle that cold bean juice is weirdly expensive!

    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 β€” I know as I'm clumsy and have dropped it several times without an issue. We are considering getting a second one!" β€”rnnichole

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    6. A set of gratitude letters that is recommended by the world's most thoughtful gift-giver: Oprah.

    Check out our round-up of Oprah's favorite things under $50 this year for even more delightful gift ideas!

    Promising review: "I found this on Oprah's Favorite Things list and I am so happy! This is so stinking cute. The perfect stocking-stuffer." β€”Eve B

    Get them from Amazon for $15.32.

    7. A write-in menu book where they can record the details of their famous dinner parties. Now those are thoughtful.

    Promising review: "I ordered this as a housewarming gift for a couple, but after just receiving it today, I think I want to order one for myself! It is BEAUTIFUL! The artwork and colors are amazing. It is also bigger than I had expected! It is great quality, and I think this is going to be a hit! Highly, highly recommend ordering this." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    8. A hydroflask, because wanting someone to stay hydrated is the truest form of affection.

    The hydroflask keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours. I have one and, can confirm, it's amazing! Check out BuzzFeed's full hydroflask review.

    Promising review: "I cannot stress enough how much of an amazing investment this Hydroflask is. After purchasing one for myself almost three years ago, I have since purchased them as gifts for my husband, in laws, parents, coworkers, and friends. Literally everyone loves their Hydroflask! I'm not exaggerating. Highly, highly recommend this product. Keeps your drinks hot for a long time and cold for even longer with ice. A+." β€”CG

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90+ (available in 14 colors and four sizes).

    9. A Baggu bag, which is both a gift for them *and* Mother Earth.

    Promising review: "These bags are the best! They fold down to a tiny size but hold a huge amount of groceries and can withstand many pounds of canned goods or produce. Truly amazing. I still have my first Baggu bag that I received as a gift over eight years ago, and it still looks great and remains sturdy after many machine washings. I just received my poodle-print bags, and they are adorable. I keep three to five bags in my handbag at all times so I never forget my reusable bags now that one-use bags are no longer allowed in California. Very handy and high quality!" β€”Lucy's mom

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in 36 colors).

    10. A set of microfiber glasses cleaning cloths. Clean a man's glasses, they stay clean for a day. Teach a man to clean his glasses, they stay clean for a lifetime.

    Promising review: "WOW is an understatement. These cleaning cloths really are magic. I purchased them as stocking stuffers but because there were four in the package and I only needed three, I opened the 'original' gray magic microfiber cleaning cloth for my own use. First I cleaned my glasses. Voila β€” not a fingerprint, smudge, or scratch anywhere. Next, I went after the navigation screen on my Prius. Amazing! It looked as good as it did the day I bought the car. Not only did the dog nose smudges disappear, so did 'fly specks,' greasy fingerprints, and fine scratches. The thing that was really amazing was that I used my cleaning cloth without water or any kind of cleaner. I've subsequently used it on my HDTV, plus my desktop and laptop screens and couldn't be more pleased with the results. No streaks. No scratches. Just bright, clean surfaces that look like new. This is a gift I'll be proud to give to my friends and family members and is definitely a product I would buy again and recommend to others. Oh, and the company has a very positive attitude and are very proud of their product, understandably. They not only provided a great product but got it to me ahead of schedule." β€”L. Burr

    Get a six-pack on Amazon for $8.99.

    11. A 16-pack of face masks so they can treat themselves to periodic spa nights OR completely ball out and have over two weeks of the most moisturized days OF THEIR LIFE.

    Promising review: "Awesome face masks! I gave these out as gifts and everyone loved them. I kept the strawberry one and used it, it smelled amazing and felt really nice too. The value is really good for a decent brand of face masks. Recommended for people who love masks and want to try a variety of them." β€”Kevin Lai

    Get them from Amazon for $9.03.

    12. A custom New York Times cover puzzle to commemorate a special day in their life. If you're not sure which date to choose, maybe go for the day A Star Is Born premiered (October 5, 2018).


    Promising review: "My father does not usually talk about gifts, but this gift he talked about at length. It was fun, unique, and enjoyable β€” a gift that he was excited about. True pleaser for a dad or grandparent who has everything!!" β€”Nursemom

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $49.95.

    13. A mini humidifier that will make their desk feel like a little tropical paradise.

    The humidifier can also be used as a diffuser if you add essential oils and also features an automatic shut-off.

    Promising review: "I bought this smaller humidifier to use when at work. I love this little jewel due to the fact that it is small enough to fit on my desk and it doesn't take up a lot of room. I also love that it is discrete and blends into with the items on my desk. I worried that it would be a huge eye sore, but was pleasantly surprised it wasn't. I also like how long the cord is and that I do not need to have an outlet right next to the humidifier. I think I may be buying a few more of these to give out as gifts in the office since everyone loves it." β€”APeterson

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

    14. A personalized, engraved ring I hereby give you permission to put your own name on., Amazon

    The stackable rings are made of stainless steel. Learn more about why people are ~loving~ this ring in BuzzFeed's full write-up.

    Promising review: "I have three daughters and I got each of their names engraved on a ring. I got one silver, one gold, and one rose gold. They are just beautiful, sturdy, and look like they must have cost a lot more than they did. My in-laws thought we went to a jewelry store and had them done." β€”sozohappy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in five colors and sizes 3–11.5).

    15. A Lunarly subscription so they're reminded to practice self-care at least once a month.


    Lunarly comes once a month before every new moon! In each box, there is either a candle or a plant, as well as curated items to help you set ~intentions~.

    Get it from Lunarly for $40/month.

    16. A beer tasting journal for keeping track of all the new brews they've been trying.

    Promising review: "I purchased the craft beer journal as a gift for my (craft beer-loving) parents. They thought the gift was very unique, and were excited to start making notes about beers they have tried!" β€”Alexandra Pawlush

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. Or if they don't imbibe, a tea-tasting journal, also for keeping track of all the new brews they've been trying.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    18. A homesick candle from their college or hometown. All you need to do first is remember where that is.


    Get the college town candles from Homesick for $29.95 and explore other city and states scents available from Homesick on Amazon for $29.95+.

    19. A set of cozy wool socks because β€” little did we know in our youth β€” socks are the Best Gift.

    Promising review: "I ordered the socks to give as gifts as stocking stuffers, but I love them so much I kept them for myself. They're very soft and comfortable and cute!" β€”Rocket

    Get a 5-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 11 styles).

    20. A personalized library kit so they know exactly who's been returning their books late (tbh probably you!).

    The kit comes with 20 self-adhesive pockets, 20 checkout cards, a date stamp, and ink pad, and a pencil. Shhhh...the librarian is in!

    Promising review: "I'm always trying to find interesting gifts for my tween daughter that encourage reading and don't involve screens. This was a HUGE hit. We've already bought the refill pack as well as another complete set for her best friend so they can trade books back and forth. They are having so much fun with it." β€”Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    21. A faux fur blanket that will make them feel unashamedly luxurious af.

    Promising review: "My boyfriend likes to call this blanket his 'Game of Thrones cosplay blanket.' It's a big, luxurious, and suuuuper soft blanket. Honestly, I use this more than he does, and I bought it for him as one of his Christmas gifts! It's a heavy enough blanket to keep you warm while you're sleeping during the winter nights, but light enough to casually tow around the house when need be. The size of the blanket is perfect, and my boyfriend and I both love that it has two different sides for texture. I prefer the sherpa and he prefers the other faux fur side. Would recommend this to anyone who is considering buying a perfect gift (for either yourself or a loved one!) because it is perfect!" β€”Scotty Bear!

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98 (available in six sizes and 14 colors).

    22. A tiny photo printer for preserving all of their most cherished memories irl. I'm still not really sure what *the cloud* is, but it can't last forever!

    The printer connects to any iOS or Android device over bluetooth to print 2x3-inch photos wirelessly. Don't forget the paper!

    Promising review: "This thing impressed me. I bought this as a gift as an alternative to an instant camera. I'm really glad I did. It's small, so I can carry with me without issues if I want to. However, I don't have to! It connects to your device via Bluetooth and you print your pictures from your device. That means I can go out and take hundreds of pictures and then come back, connect to this printer, and pick and choose what picture I want to print. You will have to download an app but it offers different borders and extra features you can add to your pic! It's quiet and prints pictures quickly. The best part is the film that it uses is cheaper than the instant camera film!" β€”Tom

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in five colors) or as a 2-in1 camera/printer option for $159.95 (available in two colors).

    23. A palette organizer because you're starting to suspect they care more about their beloved eyeshadow collection than you...which like, fair.

    Promising review: "It arrived promptly and was exactly what I had expected. Very happy with this product! I have a small bathroom and need to make the most of the space, so this is definitely an efficient way to store my eyeshadow palettes in a way where I can still see them and reach for them with ease." β€”Haley O.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    24. A monogrammed glass to finally prove to them and the world: you are aware of their first name.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $16.

    25. Some individual Sriracha packets so they always have enough of everyone's favorite condiment on hand.

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    Promising review: "Best idea ever! I now have a baggy of these packets in my purse. My husband and I have both used them several times since I received them last week while eating out. Making my food experience customized with my favorite Sriracha is the best! Now I can put Sriracha on anything! Everyone has been asking about them. Packets are very sturdy, yet easily opened when needed. I got an order for my daughter as well. A must-have for all Sriracha lovers! A great gift too β€” our daughter was thrilled." β€”arizona

    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $11.39.

    26. A set of Mario Badescu facial sprays that will make them feel refreshed anytime, anywhere.

    The aloe, cucumber, and green tea mist invigorates skin, and the aloe, herbs, and rosewater mist hydrates. An unstoppable duo!

    Promising review: "I've been buying Mario Badescu products for over a decade. They are top of the line and if they claim their product does it, you can guarantee it does what it says! I use the cucumber spray on my yoga clients as a refreshing mist while practicing outdoors. My clients always ask where I got this spray. It’d be a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer." β€”Chrystal

    Get them from Amazon for $14.

    27. A big 'ol scarf for staying warm through the inevitably long and terrible winter.

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a Christmas gift for a friend. She loved it. Very soft wool, and the dark grey is a nice, warm grey color. The scarf is large enough that it can be used as a wrap or folded over and tied as a scarf. My friend was very happy with her gift. Would recommend." β€”hothotpot

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 10 colors).

    28. A set of affirmation cards to remind them of the simple fact that THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!

    Promising review: "Buy these for your friend, your grandma, your sibling, YOURSELF! These affirmations will light up your day and make you feel warm and fuzzy! I have yet to see someone draw one, read it, and not smile with delight. You will want to Instagram every single card because they are that good. I am gushing now, and I think you get it, so just buy the cards already! :)" β€”Bex27

    Get it from Amazon for $12.71.

    29. An adorable BarkBox subscription, because a gift for their pet baby is ultimately a gift for them.


    Each month's BarkBox comes with at least two toys, two all-natural bags of treats, and a chew! Yummy in a dog tummy!

    Get it from BarkBox for $35/mo.

    30. A zodiac constellation necklace and ring set that's sure to *align* with their interests.


    Get them from Anthropologie for $48 (available in all 12 signs).

    Look at you, totally remembering to get gifts this year.


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

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