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24 Gifts You Wouldn't Have Thought Of Giving Before 2020, But Make Great Gifts Now

Face mask essential oils? A Dr. Fauci prayer candle? A Zoom University tee? #Just2020Things.

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1. A Dunder Mifflin nonmedical face mask so they can rep their favorite company and its wonderful employees while they're out running errands.

The blue mask with the Dunder Mifflin text in white on it

Promising review: "I ordered this for my son who is a fellow lover of The Office. It came quickly and is super soft. My son loves the look, it washes well, and we love that the straps are adjustable." —Anonymous

Type Of Fit: Adjustable straps

Pocket For Filter: No

Fabric Type: Polyester/spandex exterior, and a cotton lining

Shipping Time: Allow 3—8 business days for standard shipping

Get it from BoxLunch for $10.43.

2. A face mask essential oil spray to keep their mask smelling nice and fresh with a relaxing scent.

The various face mask spray scents
Pie Town Soap Co. / Etsy

Promising review: "I love these sprays! They are exactly what I needed and was looking for! The Sundew scent is amazing and lifts my spirits every time I put my mask on. It smells like happiness to me. I also got the Breathe scent and it has really helped when I experience seasonal allergies and have difficulty breathing in my mask. It's refreshing without being overpowering. I've been telling everyone about these mask sprays and I will definitely be back for more!!" —Kristen DePascale

Get it from Pie Town Soap Co. on Etsy for $7.50+ (available in eight scents, and four sizes).

3. A wineglass so they can unwind from yet another long quarantine day with a glass that truly captures their #2020Mood.

The wine glass the reads "because quarantine 2020" in black text
Red Line Design Shop / Etsy

Promising review: "These glasses are perfect! Got them to give to my best friends for our FaceTime wine dates. Also, super fast shipping." —Kristin Campbell

Get it from Red Line Design Shop on Etsy for $7.99+ (available in various text colors, and with or without personalization).

4. A metallic ribbed tee and nonmedical face mask set perfect for days they feel like wearing something a tad more ~fancy~ than their daily loungewear ensemble.

Forever 21

Type Of Fit: Elastic ear loops

Pocket For Filter: No

Fabric Type: A mix of nylon, polyester, and metallic yarn

Shipping Time: Available to buy and ship now

Get it from Forever 21 for $12.59 (sizes S—L), or $13.99 (sizes XL—3XL).

5. A dumpster fire DIY cross-stitch kit for beginners to keep their creative hands busy with a very relatable pattern choice.

The 2020 dumpster fire cross stitch pattern
Grandma Be Wildin / Etsy

Promising review: "I haven’t stitched in years, but I couldn’t resist this kit. It was a quick stitch that reminded me how much I enjoy needlework (plus a great way to channel my feelings about the state of the world). My kit was a little bit short on red floss, so I did my 2020 in pale yellow instead and it came out looking great." —Maia Nolan-Partnow

Get it from Grandma Be Wildin on Etsy for $24.77.

6. A clear panel nonmedical face mask that won't fog up when talking. This means other people can more clearly read their lips and expressions, while keeping them and others safe and protected.

A person wearing the clear panel non-medical face mask in light blue
RandLByDesign / Etsy

Promising review: "Thank you so much for making these for me! I’m a speech therapist and it’s important for my students to see my mouth! The masks are great and fast delivery. Thank you!!!" —Kelly Dwyer

Type Of Fit: Adjustable straps

Pocket For Filter: No

Fabric Type: Multi-layered cotton

Shipping Time: Expected to ship five to seven days after ordering

Get it from RandLByDesign on Etsy for $29 (available in 15 colors/styles, and three sizes).

7. A Bergamot hand sanitizer that'll make them feel extra bougie. Imagine telling us in 2019 that hand sanitizer would be deemed gift-worthy?!


Promising review: "I love the smell of Bergamot, so I decided to give this a try. Not only is it really sleek and cool-looking, but it smells amazing and has no sticky residue. I like to keep a hand sanitizer at the door and in the car, and this is the perfect size. The sprayer is very powerful, so I usually only need one spray per hand. I think this bottle will last a long time. Might make a good gift for the upcoming holiday season!" —Essembee

Get it from Nordstrom for $24.

8. A "100 Things To Do After Quarantine" interactive scratch map to buy them now so they can save for use when that sweet, sweet time we're all waiting for arrives.


Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my niece, and I'm sure she will love it. I also bought one for myself. I'm looking forward to a time when I feel safe going out to restaurants and gathering with friends and family again so I can start scratching off some of these squares!" —Aunt Sherry

Get it from UncommonGoods for $15.

9. A PhoneSoap to clean all the yucky germs off their phone, because — news flash! — they probably bring their phone everywhere with them, so it's germ-y and deserves a good cleaning!

The PhoneSoap in aqua
@phonesoap / Via

We recently purchased a PhoneSoap for our house, and I have to say, it's really great! It's so easy to use! You just put in your phone, your keys, credit cards, cash, etc., close the cover, and in about 10 minutes, it's clean! It's much easier and a lot less wasteful than having to wipe down everything with wipes. Plus, during this time of life, it gives extra peace of mind that things we touch and use regularly are sanitized after running out to do errands.

Promising review: "What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work, and it being that time of year everyone around you gets sick, this comes in handy. After the first use it looked great, and then I wiped it down with the sponge that came with it. I feel so much better about using my phone now." —Crystal Gardner

Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

10. A variety pack of nonmedical face masks in an array of fun colors and patterns (like the floral ones below), so they always have trendy options to choose from.


Type Of Fit: Adjustable straps

Pocket For Filter: Yes (filter sold separately)

Fabric Type: 100% organic cotton

Shipping Time: Available to order and ship now

Get them from Backcountry for $31.95 (available in four styles).

11. A Zoom University tee to gift the person in your life who's getting through virtual schooling like a pro.

The shirt in blue that reads "Zoom University est 2020"
Spunky Pineapple / Etsy

Promising review: "I got this as a birthday present for my 16-year-old son. 'Mom, it's a meme.' He wore it for two days straight. Students have lost a lot to COVID-19. Laughter helps and this shirt is a sure smile. Feels wonderfully soft, and color and sizing were perfect." —Carie Michael

Get it from Spunky Pineapple on Etsy for $25.19+ (available in nine colors, and unisex sizes S—2XL).

12. A greeting card of a corgi wearing a mask that'll make them smile. Greeting cards of corgi butts? Those are sooo 2019.

the card of a corgi wearing a suit, a bow tie, and a mask
J Hovenstine Studios / Etsy

Get it from J Hovenstine Studios on Etsy for $3.99.

13. A Maskne Bundle featuring two packs of Mighty Patch acne patches and Rescue Balm that'll help them tackle early-stage pimples from mask-wearing and stress.

Hero Cosmetics

Promising review: "These make my newly forming pimples vanish in less than a day! I wear them all the time. It's so satisfying seeing all the stuff that the patches are removing from your skin. I will definitely be purchasing more!!" —Bailey W.

Get it from Hero Cosmetics for $23.

14. A plush coat and nonmedical face mask set that'll have them bundling up for the cold weather in style.

Forever 21

Type Of Fit: Adjustable ear straps

Pocket For Filter: No

Fabric Type: 100% polyester

Shipping Time: Available to buy and ship now

Get it from Forever 21 for $44.99 (available in two colors, and sizes S—L).

15. A face mask chain to help make carrying around and wearing their mask easier (and trendier). Having to dig through their bag or put their mask down on a surface when it's not being worn is now a thing of the past.

FireflyFeelingBright / Etsy

Promising review: "Love this beaded mask chain! Arrived quickly. I get many compliments every time I wear it. Perfect for work where I have to wear a mask while for long periods of time." —Meredith Pollack

Get it from FireflyFeelingBright on Etsy for $7.

16. A candle perfect for lighting during their next Netflix binge. This candle won't judge them as they start their third re-watch of Emily in Paris.

the candle with the label reading "quarantine n chill" on it
Live In Joy Candle Co. / Etsy

Get it from Live In Joy Candle Co. on Etsy for $18.90+ (available in various scents, and two sizes).

17. A Christmas lights mask with an accompanying chain so they can feel festive all szn long. Also, this would make for some great Instagram photo ops — just putting that out there.

a model wearing the black mask that has white snowflake pattern and colorful lights printed on it with the lights chain
Forever 21

Type Of Fit: Elastic ear loops

Pocket For Filter: No

Fabric Type: 100% cotton

Shipping Time: Available to buy and ship now

Psst — When customers buy this item, or any other specially marked holiday collection item, Forever 21 will donate $1 to Boys & Girls Club of America. They'll be donating up to $500,000 to the organization.

Get it from Forever 21 for $7.99.

18. A journal for chronicling their quarantine experiences, emotions, and thoughts. It's the kind of book they'll reflect on in the future and re-call what it was like to live through a history book moment.

the orange/tannish book with white text reading "my quarantine chronicles 2020" in white on the cover

Get it from UncommonGoods for $55 (available in nine sizes).

19. A sticker that encapsulates 2020 in a nutshell for putting on their laptop, water bottle, notebook, or anywhere else they could use a good laugh.

the purell shaped sticker that reads "2020 the year of purhell kills 99 point 9 percent of all hopes and dreams"
Voice Box / Etsy

Get it from Voice Box on Etsy for $4.

20. An anti-fog spray perfect for the person who is now all too familiar with the struggle of their glasses getting fogged up while wearing a mask.,

Promising review: "I bought this product because wearing a face mask makes my glasses fog, even with the metal strip to form around the bridge of my nose. It works all day with only one application, unless I have been doing a lot of activity, then I might have to re-apply. Just spray it on the clean lenses of your glasses then wipe dry with a clean dry lintless cloth, as simple as that. I was so impressed that I gave my second bottle to my team members for them to use. Delivery was fast. I highly recommend this product from this company. I would not hesitate to buy this again when I need more in the future." —Tonya Crippen

Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

21. A grandparent pen pal set that comes complete with flat cards, letterhead sheets, and envelopes to keep communication open and fun. There's something extra special and warm about sending and receiving mail from loved ones.

the various notes and envelopes that come in the set

Promising review: "Everyone loves to get mail. This is a great present that allows both my grandma and my kids to exchange letters during the pandemic." —Jennie

Get it from UncommonGoods for $30.

22. A door opener/button pusher tool to help them reduce contact on potential germ-ridden surfaces.

SUVO / Etsy

Promising review: "Love these! Arrived quickly and are very handy when opening doors, using the ATM, and pushing elevator buttons." —heather brienza

Get it from SUVO on Etsy for $5+ (available in various colors, and size options).

23. A Maskne mineral mask kit (try saying that three times fast), to help deeply cleanse and hydrate skin. It's basically like gifting them an at-home spa treatment.

the white tube of silica mud mask and the blue tube of the mineral mask
Blue Lagoon Iceland

These are vegan, and free of parabens, gluten, color, and fragrances. They're also cruelty-free!

Get it from Blue Lagoon Iceland for $208.

24. And last, but most certainly not least, a Dr. Fauci prayer candle. This truly would've been a head-scratcher of a gift last year, but this year? As Harry Styles would say, "it's a sign of the times."

a person holding the dr fauci prayer candle
Sonny Rising / Etsy

Promising review: "Okay, this candle is the best thing I've bought during quarantine! Tongue-in-cheek hilarious, beautifully drawn, and totally unscented. I am so completely pleased with this purchase!" —Adele

Get it from Sonny Rising on Etsy for $15.

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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