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    34 Thoughtful Gifts To Give Friends Who Can Use A Pick-Me-Up

    There's sure to be a smile on their face after receiving one of these.

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    1. A set of six flower-shaped hair claws that'll help keep their hair out of their face so they can get the sun they need in order to blossom.

    a reviewer wearing their clip in pink
    a reviewer's set of clips

    Promising review: "These clips are amazing!! They hold up my long hair perfectly; I don't need to readjust the clip in my hair for basically the entire day, which I thought I would need to do since the clip is a bit smaller than my other claw clips. The clips are adorable though and I love how they came in this muted color palette!" —sarah | thewordygal

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight color combinations and in larger and smaller packs).

    2. A ceramic knitted sweater mug if they love two things more than everything else: being cozy and hot cocoa. This colorful mug is sure to inspire brighter days.

    five different colored knitted mugs
    Creative With Clay / Etsy

    Based in Washington, Creative With Clay is a small Etsy shop owned by Charan Sachar, who crafts unique and colorful pieces inspired by their Indian culture and art.

    Promising review: "This mug is stitched to perfection! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! It is my favorite mug forever now. And I will be saving up for more in the future from this shop!" —Kimberly Kwon

    Get it from Creative With Clay on Etsy for $50 (available in five colors).

    3. An elegant moon cycle garland for a ~heavenly~ touch they can hang above their bed.

    the gold-colored garland hanging above green couch cushions
    A close-up of the charms on the moon necklace. One is a full golden moon and the other is a crescent moon.

    Promising review: "I was pretty nervous ordering this because there weren't a ton of reviews on the gold moon phase. When this arrived I thought I would have to assemble it but it was already put together and nicely packaged so the chains didn't tangle! The quality is so much better than I expected and you can see in my pictures the moons are pretty thick/heavy. They gave me gold matching screws to hang it but I just used a thumbtack instead. Love this!" —Holly Grote

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    4. A faux-leather coffin-shaped wallet so they can subtly showcase their goth glam ways. It's got 11 individual card slots, one extra ID slot, and three separate bill pockets so they can easily bury all of their cards and cash in this handy wallet.

    image of the wallet in a reviewer's hand
    reviewer image of the inside of the wallet

    Promising review: "This wallet is adorable! I have plenty of room for my cards and I don’t have to fold up my cash like I did with my last wallet. The design on the front and inside is sick! I like the handle it comes with as well since I’m not someone who carries a purse around. Can’t wait to carry this to all the spooky events this year!" —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    5. A 1-pound bag of marshmallows because they shouldn't have to scoop around boring ole cereal to get to the sweet treat they actually wanna eat.

    Promising reviews: "Bought as kind of a gag gift for my grown son but he LOVED it!! They were fresh and very tasty, or so I heard. Unfortunately he wouldn't share them with anyone!" —call me Gracie

    "Buying these charms was one of the best decisions of my life. The bag is twice the size of my head. The marshmallows are aesthetically pleasing and delicious. It's everything I ever wanted in a snack." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    6. A Star Wars light saber chopsticks set to help them feel like a Jedi master during their next sushi meal! They can easily turn the lights on or off with the push of a button.

    The chopsticks come with new batteries, but if the batteries go out, you can replace them with 3 x LR41 camera batteries.

    Promising reviews: "I love these things! I took them to our local sushi spot and the whole restaurant (even the chefs and staff) lost their minds and immediately ordered their own!" —Curt_32

    "I cannot stress enough how awesome these lightsaber chopsticks are!! I got them as a silly gift for my fiancé who loves Star Wars and, to our surprise, you can actually eat quite easily with them! They don’t have any grips on the end so they aren’t great for smaller things (like rice) but everything else was a breeze. 11/10 recommend!!" —Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    7. A plush, double-sided shaggy faux-fur duvet set that'll make it nearly impossible for them to leave bed! And since one side is faux fur and the other side is velvet, they'll be cozy no matter which one they choose.

    the beige shaggy duvet cover set on a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "If my house caught on fire, this is the first thing I’d grab. But seriously, this is one of my favorite things in my whole house. I feel like it tied my entire room together. I get so many compliments on it and it's seriously so cozy and well made. My only complaint would be how hard this thing makes it to get out of bed in the mornings. It’s incredibly soft and isn’t the type of 'fur' that will mat and get gross-looking over time. I rely heavily on reviews when I buy things so I’m here to tell you — if you’re on the fence about buying this...do it!!" —Sk

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99+ (available in sizes twin–king and 29 colors).

    You can also check out our picks for the best duvet covers on Amazon.

    8. A set of can-shaped drinking glasses with matching glass straws if "Aesthetic" is their middle name. These durable glasses can withstand sudden changes in temperature, so if their hot coffee needs to be iced ASAP, that's A-OK.

    a reviewer's glass with a smoothie inside
    reviewer image of the glass filled with coffee and whipped cream

    This set includes four 16-ounce can-shaped glasses, four glass straws, and two cleaning brushes.

    Promising review: "I use these every morning for my lemon water and iced coffee drinks. The straw and glass are both sturdy and easy to clean. I use the top rack of the dishwasher." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99

    9. A cozy Carhartt beanie for keeping their head warm and stylish. You'll be tempted to get them one in every color!

    reviewer wearing dark gray beanie, which has a carhartt logo patch in the center
    reviewer wearing the hat in black

    Promising reviews: "Bought this as a gift for husband and he loves it. It is very comfy and warm. Worked out well for the winter months. It was worth the money, and I have already bought a couple of others in different colors." —KAGS

    "I bought this in charcoal and lost it on a trip, so I bought the exact color again because I missed it so much. Now, I'm back to buy it in more colors. It is thick (because it's a watch cap), but I wear it year-round in Dallas or Chicago. It's my favorite hat. The fit is snug to the point that I can sling my head back without it falling off, and it fits over my afro or straight hair the same and doesn't lose its stretch after washing." —CE.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in 34 colors).

    10. An AeroGarden so they can easily grow their own herbs indoors (and away from the cold)! The control panel will tell them when it's time to water or feed their plants, so they don't have to worry about not having a green thumb.

    the AeroGarden at full bloom
    the herbs used to make a delicious pasta dish

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend's sister-in-law who lamented not having a green thumb. In the two months that the sis-in-law has had the AeroGarden, the growth has been tremendous. I'm constantly in awe when she sends me pix of the new growth." —Mary A. Walls

    Get it from Amazon for $109.95+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

    11. A rechargeable electric wine bottle opener because their kitchen deserves a boozy upgrade. They no longer have to twist and twist, hoping the cork doesn't snap in two.

    reviewer image of the rechargeable secura electric wine opener charging on a kitchen counter
    reviewer video of a customer using the secura electric wine opener to uncork a bottle of red wine

    Several reviewers who experience arthritis and other pain issues with their hands revealed that this thing comes in extra handy!

    Promising review: "This bottle opener is so convenient. It looks great, works awesome, and has a long battery life. Not much else to say. We love this bottle opener. We can also leave it off the charger for a while with no problem using it days later." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available with free Amazon tech support)

    12. A sensor-activated, color-changing mushroom nightlight in case they need a ~fun-gi~ around to keep their surroundings lit up as the sun sets. Its brightness even automatically changes depending on the light source's brightness.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this night-light. It's in my bathroom and is a lovely addition. It turns off the second the lights go on which is nice that I don't have to worry about accidentally leaving it on. Super cute and the little itty-bitty lighting element does a good job lighting, just enough so I don't have to turn the main lights on in the middle of the night." —1Thand

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    13. A pack of six squishy Crayola fidget balls that they can stack, stick, or sling! The best part is the balls won't leave behind any residue. Whether they're being used as stress balls or as a wall ornament, these fidget balls are a ton of fun!

    reviewer image of a pack of the globbles
    image of six globbles in reviewer's hand

    And when the balls lose their stickiness, just clean them up with soap and water for them to feel like new again!

    Promising review: "Bought as a gift for teen who loves to fidget with objects and has anxiety. She was excited and immediately began playing with them. We all did! Great fun for any kid or adult. They feel great and sticks to everything without marking. Be sure to slowly peel them off. Leaves no residue or sticky/oily feel on hands or surfaces." —jean

    Get it from Amazon for $10.69.

    14. A tarot card holder if they like to display their daily tarot pulls and unveil their arcane energy. It even has the mother/maiden/crone moon phases carved into it if they'd like to keep their crystals nearby.

    the tarot card holder
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I like to keep my daily tarot cards out for the day so I may reflect on the meaning. This gives me an easy way to display them. Bonus: It looks badass on my altar." —Hermesch

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    15. A concrete tabletop firepit — now they can indulge in s'mores in the comfort (and warmth) of their home. Chocolate and marshmallows are sure to give them a little pick-me-up!

    Promising reviews: "It's easy to set up and use for indoor marshmallow roasting!" —Elisa

    "This looks very high end and it’s so easy to use. I don’t think I’ll go back to propane fire pits because this has no odor and feels safer." —Mikey

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    16. And a s'mores-inspired highlighter and contour palette so sweet they'll glow all day long! Plus, it's cruelty-free!

    the s'mores palette
    Glamlite

    Glamlite is a Latine-owned and woman-owned company from LA that makes gorgeous and playful beauty products inspired by tasty treats.

    Get it from Glamlite for $18.

    17. A luxurious satin kimono robe designed to make them feel like a cozy piece of art. It has removable waist-tie closures *and* inner ties so they can feel secure in this lightweight beauty.

    a model wearing the plum robe
    Amazon

    KIM+ONO is an Asian-owned small business run by two sisters who started out in San Francisco's Chinatown. They pair contemporary aesthetics with more traditional shapes and materials to create timeless pieces.

    Reviewers who typically wear up to a size L/XL found this to fit well.

    Promising review: "I'm 5'2" and this robe comes all the way down to the top of my feet and clears the ground by 1–2 cm. The cut is perfect, it is flowy, comfortable, and the design is beautiful. And it has pockets! This is a very cost-effective alternative to a 100% silk robe." —Amy

    Get it from KIM+ONO on Amazon for $48 (available in one size, plus size, and 21 patterns).

    18. A too-cute ceramic pearl lamp that won't ~clam up~ when they need a little mood lighting!

    The battery-powered pearl light can be removed from the ceramic shell base and carried around, making this a great choice for children who like having a night-light nearby.

    Promising review: "This is a pretty and unique light but be aware, the battery only lasts about 48 hours so I removed one star. It is quirky and unique mood lighting." —T3268

    Get it from Amazon for $36.59+ (available in two colors).

    19. A Lego bouquet building kit if flowers cheer them up but your friend is too much of a liability when it comes to living plants. These gorgeous and immortal flowers are a perfect and fun decoration all year long.

    Promising review: "These are so gorgeous that people only notice they're Lego when I point it out to them, and they are all universally stunned. This was a very fun build, too. Highly recommend." —Nerdy Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $55.44.

    20. A set of colored fine tip pens perfect for journaling or creating color-coded notes. Whether they're calendaring or drawing, these pens will make sure each line they scrawl is bold and smooth.

    close up of the tip of one of the colored pens in a reviewer's hand
    an envelope with pink writing that reads

    Promising reviews: "Perfect Christmas gift for my daughter who just started bullet journaling. She loves how it feels in her hands; it glides nicely over different types of paper." —Dorothy 

    "I love these pens! I have so many different brand pens in so many different colors, but definitely found these to be amazingly versatile. I have used them for my bullet journal and everyday use. They write smooth no matter what type of paper it is. Highly recommend." —R. Duran Villaron

    Get a pack of 18 pens from Amazon for $7.99.

    21. A quaint and quirky strawberry vase so their blossoms look even lovelier catching sun rays by their bedroom window.

    the strawberry vase with flowers inside
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is literally the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s little but adds the perfect pop of color and cuteness into any corner." —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.