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    1. A fill-in-the-blank book so you can write about how much you love them and give them a beautifully thoughtful gift they're sure to cherish forever.


    Promising review: "I’m not good at words of affection and that’s my husband’s love language. I was nervous knowing I’d have to fill in a lot of 'what I love about you,' but their instructions were perfect and the prompts are so easy, I just filled in the first thing that came to mind and I had a super thoughtful gift and my husband got to hear some of what I love about him. We had some laughs, too. You can make it as silly or romantic or dirty or appreciative as you want with your responses." —McKenzie L Stewart

    Get it from Amazon for $8.27.

    2. A 15-pack of gold eye masks that'll help to de-puff the skin under their eyes. They spend 364 days a year working their butts off and doing everything they can for everyone, so now it's time they have at least a couple of minutes worth of self-care time.


    These only take about 15 minutes to use so they're perfect for those who are constantly on-the-move! They contain plant collagen to help restore elasticity and firmness to skin, plus reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and tired/puffy eyes. These are all-natural, vegan, cruelty- and paraben-free!

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about these eye masks! I put mine in the refrigerator so they would be nice and cold. It felt to good to put them on when I woke up this morning. I have purchased other brands and they would slide down over time but these did not. I will be buying these again!" —Lisa Merrill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. A 5-in-1 wine aerator, stopper, pourer, filter, AND re-corker so your favorite vino-drinker can rely on one handy tool that'll do everything to enhance their drinking experience.


    Promising review: "I wouldn't consider myself a wine connoisseur by any means, but I typically have a bottle or so, float through my house each week. This wine corker takes the hassle out of pulling the original cork out, it is easy to clean, makes the wine taste better, and hello it's five bucks! Would make a GREAT cheap gift for a wine drinker. At the moment, I only have the one, but I'm planning to grab a few more to keep on-hand." —jason lebeda

    Get it from Amazon for $5.64.

    4. A sloth daily planner for what is bound to be the cutest thing they are EVER going to use to make to-do lists, appointments, things to buy, etc.


    Promising review: "I got this notepad as a gift for my sloth-crazed friend. Usually anything sloth-themed is a hit with her, but this note sheet was an absolute win. She loved it. First of all, the sheets are cute as heck. There is a place to rate your sloth mood, every header is a pun, and the design is tasteful. Second, it is organized in a way that makes sense. It separates errands from short tasks and more. Third, the paper is quality. If you are on the fence, this product is perfect." —Allie Schultz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    5. A Homesick candle to induce immediate feelings of nostalgia, whether it's of their home state, a place you traveled together, where they went to school, etc.


    Promising review: "Wow, I honestly approached this with a very reluctant mindset. There's no way they can capture county fairs, corn fields, denim overalls, and sweet fresh air. WELL, was I wrong. They absolutely nailed it. I'm two shucks away from a corn cob pipe, I'm so happy (that's an Indiana saying). Great work, now I'm 'homesick.' —JACOB AND SUMMER

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in states, cities, countries, holidays, and memories).

    6. A pair of faux fur memory foam slides that can totally be worn as slippers around the house, or outside as the comfiest pair of shoes they own. Either way, there is no way they won't fall in love with these.


    Promising review: "I feel a little weird for getting so excited over a pair of slippers but I have to say these are the best slippers I've owned. They are beautiful, luxurious and best of all, super soft and comfortable. These have not only held up perfectly, but they have maintained their cushion and still look fabulous. Recently, I even spilled soup on them while cooking and popped them into the washer and dryer and they came out PERFECTLY. They literally look and feel almost like new. Amazing. Holy grail of slippers! :)" —MJLA

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95 (available in five colors, and sizes 5–6—11–12).

    7. A hilarious throw pillow case for a perfect addition inside the home of any Dunder Mifflin employee... I mean, fan of The Office.


    This doesn't include a pillow insert, so you can buy them this one for under $10!

    Promising review: "My fiancée and I love The Office. This was her favorite quote from the entire show. She said it was one of the best gifts I ever bought her. It's made from quality materials, which I was actually surprised about. She leaves it in the living room for everyone to see!" —Hunter Bracy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook that will basically be their ticket on the Hogwarts Express because it'll help them make all the meals they've read about in the most famous book series of our time.


    Some notable recipes include treacle tart, Molly's meat pies, and Kreacher's French onion soup.

    Promising review: "I LOVE IT, I'm no master chef, but this cookbook might change that. I might even become a master wizard chef! Anyways the recipes are phenomenal, especially the pies! It's pretty basic sometimes, it's more European-type cuisine, so if you don't like haggis, liver, lamb, or other English/Scottish dishes, etc., then these recipes aren't for you. The book references are cute, and I vaguely remember some of them. My younger siblings go crazy when I make anything from this book because they love Harry Potter." —Tigerlily

    Get it from Amazon for free/Kindle, or $10.95/hardcover.

    9. A six-pack of ceramic owl pots to give your birthday buddy with a green thumb... even if green thumb means filling with fake plants.


    Promising review: "I surprised my mother with these, and she absolutely adored them. They arrived nicely packaged and nothing was broken or chipped. After putting in the succulents she absolutely fell in love with them. I would recommend these to anyone. Especially, as a gift or as a random thoughtful gesture." —Steele Hartmann

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A cold brew coffee maker that'll help them whip up a delicious iced coffee treat — pro tip: tell them to do it the night before so it has time to chill while they're asleep, and all they have to do in the morning is pour and go.


    It yields about four servings of delicious coffee, features an airtight, leak-proof lid that helps to lock in freshness and flavor, a non-slip silicone handle, and fits in most refrigerator doors. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Need more convincing on this amazing coffeemaker? Check out our review of the fabulous Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

    Promising review: "Delicious iced coffee! Don’t be fooled by getting an iced coffee at Starbucks and paying almost four bucks. For less than a dollar, you can brew your own cold brew coffee at home. The best part is that cold brew has 60 percent less acid then regular coffee does. So go ahead acid reflux sufferers have that second cup! I used some gourmet beans from a local coffee roaster for $15 and ground them myself. The coffee was far better than Starbucks could ever dream of making. Best of all I get three days worth of coffee for around $2 worth of beans. Pretty amazing." —Robert Klaproth

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (originally $19.99).

    11. A letter necklace so you can gift them something personal and pretty, but not too flashy. Plus, this cute piece of jewelry won't drain your bank account, so overall it's a win on all ends.


    Promising review: "I’m super excited about this necklace! I love the color, I love how dainty the chain is, and how it feels like it is of good quality! It came with a super soft little bag to store it in which I really appreciate! I will definitely order more as gifts!!" —Gina

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A 30-pack of encouragement cards that they can keep handy when they're in need of some words of motivation or a quick pick-me-up.


    Promising review: "I originally got these for myself as pick-me-ups to deal with my depression, but I have found my co-workers enjoy them as well. I've left them anonymously for a couple of people and they are always really appreciative to have one. The card quality is similar to playing cards and the colors are incredibly vibrant and beautiful!" —Heather

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. A mug with a special little surprise friend inside that is most likely different from any other mug they probably own, yet will become the only mug they ever want to sip out of again. Can you blame them? Look how cute these are!


    These are dishwasher- and microwave-safe!

    Promising review: "I served coffee to my daughter in it on her birthday morning, and it was amazing to see her face when the hedgehog was unveiled. She loved it." —David Jimenez

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in various styles).

    14. A multi-chrome nail polish so cool, you might consider getting them this as a birthday present for the sole reason you're going to ask to have nail dates and borrow this from them. Solid plan.


    Promising review: "This color is amazing. People stop me all the time wanting to know which salon I went to. They always think it's gel too. I have tried it over black nail polish and it does last longer and I've tried it with just two coats and it's still beautiful." —England86

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    15. A pair of earbuds available in a variety of colors so they can spend their special day jamming out to their favorite tunes including but not limited to, "Birthday," by Katy Perry, "Birthday," by Selena Gomez, "Birthday," by The Beatles, and we can't forget "In Da Club," by 50 Cent. The birthday songs of the century.


    Be sure to check out our write-up of these wonderful headphones!

    Promising review: "Compared to MANY other earbuds that I've had that cost $75, $100, $150, these sound as good as any of them. I'm astounded! I use these for running, and I've attached them to my sunglasses along with my iPod Shuffle. I figured for $8, I could afford to sweat up a few of these and replace them whenever I needed to. I'VE RUN 1,500 MILES WITH THESE in the last year and a half! I've gone through four pairs of New Balance shoes, two iPod Shuffles, three pairs of sunglasses, and am on the SAME set of earbuds! And, THEY STILL SOUND GREAT!" —Gene Goodell

    Get them from Amazon for $7.68 (originally $15, available in 13 colors).

    16. A Mario Badescu facial spray set for keeping them and their skin feeling refreshed and recharged throughout the day!

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    Set includes aloe, cucumber, and green tea mists perfect for spraying onto cleansed skin before moisturizer in the morning to wake up their skin, boost hydration, and tone. The herbs and rosewater spray is the most popular of the Mario Badescu sprays and is great for when they need a mid-day pick-me-up and to add some dew back into their makeup, and the chamomile and lavender spray is great for use before bedtime as it helps to de-stress and balance their skin, while brightening it, so they'll wake up feeling fresh in the am ready to start this wonderful regimen all over again. And be sure to check out our write-up of the fabulous Mario Badescu spray.

    Promising review: "I've been searching around for a great spray mist after I ran out of my previous one. It seems like everyone I came across was $20 itself, so I couldn't believe that these were $21 for a three pack! They are great sized bottles, so the value is incredible for how much they cost a piece. The scents are not too strong at all, and they all have a unique smell. The directions mention you can use them before or after other products/makeup. I do feel like there is a bit of tackiness to my skin after I apply the spray, but that fades after about an hour or so. No added oiliness and always so refreshing!" —Meaghan C.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.

    17. A mini skillet so they can whip up delicious creations in the most adorable pan ever for themselves... or for you. The gift that keeps on giving back.


    This mini skillet is seasoned with vegetable oil that provides for natural, easy-release and improves with each use! The cast iron provides for even heat retention. Care instructions are to hand-wash, dry, and rub with cooking oil.

    Promising review: "This thing is so cute. My wife didn't know I bought it so when she asked me to give a frying pan for fried eggs I gave her this one. She balled out with so much laughter she couldn't believe it. She kept saying over and over how cute it is. There's only room for one egg the size of an english muffin, but it works very well indeed." —Jose Gonzalez

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    18. A 4-in-1 phone lens kit to take their photography game to the next level — it's your civic duty as their friend/loved one to make sure their grid always looks amazing.


    This kit comes with four lenses: a 12x zoom telephoto lens with a manual focus ring, a fisheye lens, a macro lens, and a wide angle lens!

    Promising review: "Product worked absolutely perfectly. Received my product super quick and this is a must-have set of accessories for the cell phone photographer. This company specializes in these accessories and it would be worth your while to peruse all their products!" —George Joseph

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    19. A pair of polarized sunnies for helping them channel their inner rockstar. And while you're at it, might as well snag a pair for yourself, too!,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these sunglasses. I’ve received multiple compliments from people I’m close to and also people I don’t know, which shows how great they are. Why would I spend $100 on a name brand pair of sunglasses when you can get an inexpensive pair on Amazon that look just as amazing? I love the gold lenses on the pair I got and I’d honestly consider getting another pair as well because of how much I love them." —Tyler A.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in eight colors).

    20. A 15-piece makeup brush set so pretty, the birthday star will wanna throw away their current brushes immediately.


    These are vegan-friendly!

    Promising review: "Was hesitant to buy these because my skin is sensitive, and I've just always believed the pricier the makeup/brushes, the better. Honestly, I haven't had any issue with these, and in fact, they are probably better than the brushes I have from Sephora. The bristles don't shed or come off on your face when you use them. Great quality for the price!" —Blair Niederhauser

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A car diffuser that will allow them to enjoy some aromatherapy on-the-go. Their car is gonna smell SO YUMMY. OMG, next time y'all go on a road trip, can I come with?


    This easily clips onto the air vent in their car and comes with eight cotton pads of different colors they can wash and reuse to match their mood. All they have to do is apply three to five drops of an essential oil of their choosing to the pad, and voila! Let it work its magic! If they need some essential oils to get started, check out this variety pack.

    Promising review: "This diffuser is stylish and easy to attach. I can't tolerate synthetic scents so this is a great alternative. Depending on the oil you are using, some scents need to be reapplied more frequently. Overall, I'm really happy with this product." —shelbyroad

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A Q&A five-year journal so they can answer a question once a day, every single day, for the next five years and track their own personal growth.


    Read a BuzzFeeder's review of this great Q&A a day five-year journal.

    Promising review: "As a therapist who often encourages clients to journal, I figured I needed to start practicing what I preach. However, I am pretty bad at coming up with places to start. This little book is perfectly-sized for a nightstand or an overnight bag for traveling. The questions are thought-provoking but simple enough to answer in a sentence or two. I love the way it is designed, so that you can use the same book year after year and can start whenever. I can't wait for the year to loop around so I can see how my answers will change." —pprbckwrtr

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. Edibles, a collection of 30-bite size treats they can infuse with cannabis that'll seriously upgrade them from yet ANOTHER weed brownie.


    Some notable recipes include roasted beet hummus, duck meatball sliders, spiced superfood truffles, peach and ginger ale float, herb pesto, espresso chocolate coating, whipped cream topping, and strawberry jam pavlovas.

    Promising review: "Every recipe is an absolute delight. Removing the negative stigma associated with cannabis, Stephanie Hua and Coreen Carroll bring cannabis cooking to the next level and exactly where it should be — sophisticated, chic, and DELICIOUS. I cannot wait to gift this book to all the cannabis-lover chefs I know! The concentration on low-dose small bites is the perfect introduction for any novice, and keeps anyone like me, (high tolerance, big appetite), under control. I highly recommend this book and the recipes across the board!" —L Riggs

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99/Kindle, or $17.96/hardcover.

    24. A hanging photo display so they can spruce up their living space with special memories of their friends, family, times you've shared together, and other things like postcards, tickets from special events, and more!


    Promising review: "I love this thing! Comes with directions that make hanging it idiot-proof — easiest thing I've hung in my apartment since moving in. Comes with enough of the little clothes pins, (which are kind of cheaply made but do the trick)." —Katie Alexander

    Get it from Amazon for $14.43 (available in four colors),

    25. And an eight-pack of zombie face masks, appropriately titled as such not only because they will make them look like a zombie when using, but instead of making their skin look dead after use, it aims to make it look more ~lively.~

    They're gonna want to take so many selfies both during and after using these! All they need to do is mix the powder and activator, apply the mask for about 15 minutes, and then wash off! It comes with the powder and activator of course, as well as a brush. This is made with ingredients like aloe vera extract and albumin which aim to intensely hydrate and lift skin. Some other natural ingredients they'll find in these are allantonin, lavender oil, centella asiatica, sea buckthorn extract, birch extract, adenosine, and rose of jericho extract.

    Promising review: "I own a salon and have worked in them for 19 years and never in my life have I used or seen something so amazing. I have read all about the Hanacure facial but it is expensive and always on back order. This is the same thing AND IT WORKS. It doesn't smell bad at all. There is a veryyyy slight smell to it but hardly noticeable and not something I'd complain about. This has natural ingredients and boy does it work. It sucked every thing out of my pores and shrunk them and all of the lines on my face are GONE. YES GONE. Usually I have to have Botox for my forehead. Well not anymore that's for sure!!" —Aja Rieger Cooke

    Get them from Amazon for $25.

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