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    28 Gifts For Anyone Who’d Rather Stay Home

    Going out is highly overrated — but these gifts are not.

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    1. A five-year journal (with just one question a day) that'll encourage some self reflection during their down time. It's simple yet thought-provoking and will make for a wonderful keepsake after it's completed.

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    Read our full review of the Q&A a Day Journal!

    Promising review: "I got this because I was considering starting a journal and wanted something simple to see how it went. I will have had this little book two years in November and after one year was complete, I discovered why it is so good.

    The first year the questions are new — some are fun and frivolous and others really make you think. There are only four short lines to write your answer so there is no pressure to come up with an essay, but by the same token, you have to shorten what could be a long answer into something tight and to the point.

    The second year can be an eye-opener when you read last year's answers and realize how much things, circumstances, or you yourself have changed — and how others have stayed exactly the same.

    It's simple, short, and often fun, but it can bring back memories, good and bad, and it can certainly make you think." —BritGal

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. A pair of cozy slippers with a soft faux-fur lining to wear around the house or even outside to fetch the paper.

    I recently treated myself to a pair of these and they are the SOFTEST slippers I've ever had the pleasure of wearing — I never want to take them off. They also look much more expensive than they are. If you don't want to splurge on Ugg slippers or just prefer a vegan slipper option, I highly recommend these as an alternative.

    Promising review: "My feet are always cold in the winter and these fur-lined slippers are heavenly. The lining is so soft and warm, and the slipper material is a beautiful suede-like material. They are well-made with quality stitching. I like the rubber soles so they will last longer and I can wear them outside to get my mail." —O'Hara Family

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in women's sizes 7–11 and three colors).

    3. A clip-on reading light so they can stay up and finish one more chapter. This will be especially useful in the winter when natural light disappears at 4 p.m.!


    These adjustable reading light has two brightness levels and is USB-rechargeable.

    Promising review: "I love this book light so much. It’s so small and lightweight and the clip is strong. It’s perfect even for small paperback books. Many other book lights have a big bulky clip that gets in the way. This is thin and streamlined. The dim option is a plus as well. Very happy!" —M Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. A marble-look essential oil diffuser for getting a dose of aromatherapy after a long day. It'll instantly help them relax and unwind.

    Promising review: "This is a great diffuser! It’s cute and runs forever due to its large size. The longest it has run so far is 17 hours without having to refill it, and I didn’t even fill it all the way to the maximum capacity! It also seems to disperse the oils slowly so the scent lasts for longer than other diffusers I’ve had. It is very easy to use and refill, and I’ve used it almost every day since I purchased it. I love that it has settings for how long it runs, and that it has an automatic shut-off when the water gets too low." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

    5. A snuggly oversized blanket sweatshirt they'll basically live in year round.,

    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me for my birthday and it has been the best! It’s perfect for curling up to read a book or watch a movie." —Makayla Berry

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in 13 colors).

    6. A bamboo tub caddy that'll come in handy for their weekly pamper sesh. It can hold all of their bath time essentials (tablet, a glass of wine, a snack, a small towel, and more).


    Promising review: "Simply put, this tray is awesome! It looks beautiful on my tub and functions very well. The grooves for the tablet and phone holders are deep and secure, so the devices are very stable when they are in them. I love this tray." —Cosmopolitan

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    7. And a pack of moisturizing bath bombs to make their soak feel extra luxurious.,

    Promising review: "First thing I noticing is the cute packaging. Even though I'm getting this for myself, I feel like I was opening a gift, lol. As I opened the box, it smells amazing. So far I've tried the purple/lavender and loved it. The bath bomb dissolved quickly in water and made my bathroom smell so good but not overwhelming. My skin felt moisturized afterward. Another plus is that it did not stain my bath tub!" —Jane

    Get a seven-pack from Amazon for $15.68.

    8. A heated Shiatsu massager so they don't have to venture outside or even interact with another human to get some relief for that unreachable sore spot on their back.


    Promising review: "I love using this so much and use it every couple days just to keep my neck and shoulders in shape. It helps so much if I sleep funny and I can fully recover after using it for about 30 minutes. I also find it extremely soothing after a hard day at work. I simply put it behind me in a chair or couch while I’m watching TV for the evening and after a very short time, I just feel the circulation flowing and my muscles relaxed. Great design and easy to use. Well worth the money, too. It has an auto shutoff if it gets too hot, which is excellent because then it never gets too hot and burns out." —A. Brink

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    9. Curtain string lights for giving their home all the cozy vibes — they'll truly never want to leave!,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these lights. I bought them for my dorm in college because bad lighting puts me in a weird mood. These lights are beautiful and made the room feel warm, cozy, and homey. They also helped with winter blues that I always get because I live in Michigan and the winter weather is always cold and gloomy, so having nice lighting helped a lot. I received tons of compliments on them every time someone came into my room. I love these lights so much I bought another set to hang in my room at home. Just buy these beautiful lights!" —Madelynn K.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    10. A plush reading pillow that'll make reading or working in bed even *more* comfortable. Warning: their work session may accidentally turn into a nap session.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife. Being propped up only by pillows is not good for holding a book and she says the arms on the Linenspa makes it much easier. We've only had it since Christmas, but it looks durable and easily cleaned. A handle at the top makes it easy to lift and move aside to make the bed." —Albert N

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    11. A sleek ceramic tower heater they can move from room to room when it gets a bit too chilly. This one oscillates and has a motion sensor that automatically turns itself off when something is obstructing it.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    It has four heat settings, tip-over protection, and a remote control for easy access. I recently received this heater as a gift and I could not be more pleased with it. It is whisper-quiet, powerful enough to heat my living room, and gorgeous to look at. I actually tested out the motion sensor, and it totally worked! When I stand right in front of the heater for a while (or move it around), it automatically turns itself off. It's honestly the most luxurious space heater I've ever used!

    Get it from Target for $114.99.

    12. A flexible tablet stand so they can doze off in the middle of a show and not worry about the iPad falling on their face.


    The legs and viewing angle can both be adjusted.

    Promising review: "I recently had spine surgery and spend a lot of time on my back. My arms and hands got tired from holding my mini iPad. I tried other products and they did not give options of positions for lying flat to read. This gave the perfect view/angle for me. It is sturdy and stays in position." —satisfied Amazon customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    13. An Amazon Fire TV Stick for streaming all their favorite shows and programs on the big screen TV.


    Promising review: "Wish I would have bought this before anything else after cutting cable. It makes any monitor or digital TV a smart TV and even gets some local news channels using their apps. I would highly suggest to anyone to buy and it's worth every penny. User friendly, so easy setup, and you can take it with you while traveling as long as you have internet service and Wi-Fi wherever you stay. I plan on buying a few more for other TVs in our house." —Scott Stinchcomb

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    14. A heated electric blanket that'll keep them warm and toasty all winter long.


    It has three temperature settings and automatically shuts off after four hours. The fabric is machine-washable so it'll be easy to maintain.

    Promising review: "Everyone at my office is jealous. Heats up quickly. The three settings are all good and far enough apart that you can definitely tell that there are multiple settings. Very easy to use, and it holds heat really well. I’m in love with this blanket." —28187

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    15. A portable projector to transform their living room (or bedroom) into a home theater. It can play movies directly from a smartphone.,

    This compact projector can connect directly to iPhones (or any iOS device) and to Android devices via an app. It's also compatible with Amazon Fire TV Sticks and can be hooked up to a laptop computer via an HDMI cable.

    Promising review: "I have recommended this projector to several people already! We love it! The picture is clear and bright, and the setup is super easy! We watch movies in the backyard by connecting it to our Amazon Fire Stick. We also connect our Bluetooth speaker for better sound effects outside. Our teen daughter and her friends love it, too! Our backyard has become the new cool hangout!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    16. And a silicone air popper so they can abandon store-bought packets and enjoy fresh, movie theater–quality popcorn *without* waiting in line at a concession stand.


    Promising review: "This is awesome! I love popcorn. I worked at a movie theatre as a teen and loved perfecting the popcorn, oil, salt ratio. But now that I'm grown and I don't have access to a commercial popcorn machine, I am always sad I can't have yummy popcorn. My sweet husband bought this for my birthday and I love, love, love it!!! I will be buying this for all future gifts until all of my family members have one. It's just that awesome. No need for a bulky popcorn maker, and the box will tell you how to make the popcorn. I used a bit of melted butter instead of oil and some Flavocal for the salt. So good! And the box has a link for more recipes for yummy popcorn. This is one happy girl now that my popcorn drought is over. It's just so nice to find a cool product that is actually legit and not some gimmick that doesn't even work. If you're thinking about buying it, do it!" —Drake Chappell

    Get it from Amazon for $15.87 (available in eight colors).

    17. A cotton jersey pajama set perfect for lounging around all day. They'll feel oh-so-fancy even though they're wearing PJs.


    Promising review: "Not only do these pajamas hold their shape quite well, but they also wash well, are comfortable, and the button holes do not stretch out. The fabric is the perfect weight for year-round comfort if one is more cold-natured as I am. The color is exactly as depicted in the photo. If you like your pajamas on the loose side, I would buy them in the size you think you need. If you like them to fit more true to size, I would buy a size down from your normal size." —dawn jordan

    Get the set from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS–3X and 11 colors/patterns).

    18. A crossword puzzle book by The New York Times that's just challenging enough to get their brain juices flowing without being too difficult.


    Promising review: "These puzzles are so challenging, yet doable. You have to be patient with yourself and really massage your brain to come up with the correct words. A must-have if you enjoy the NYTimes puzzles but can't get past Wednesday puzzles." —Barbara Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    19. A hand-lettering workbook to cultivate a relaxing and satisfying hobby during their free time.


    Promising review: "After researching many blogs and Instagrams, looking for an informative and relaxing way to learn lettering, I decided to go with Hand Lettering 101 and couldn’t be happier. Sarah’s direction is amazingly effective and fun way to learn — after the first few chapters I was surprised with how my writing improved." —KR

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    20. A rubber tree plant so they can enjoy a bit of nature without going into the great outdoors.

    The Sill

    Get it from The Sill for $35+ (planter included; available in two sizes and five planter styles).

    21. Hydrating sheet masks perfect for a cheap yet effective at-home facial, because self-care doesn't need to cost a fortune.

    16 of the different varieties of masks

    Read our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

    Here's an excerpt: "They're just so relaxing to use! Between balancing work and a social life, having an veryyyy long commute, and spending weekends running errands, I've truly come to love the half hour I can spend relaxing with my face mask on a Sunday night." —Samantha Wieder

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A hermit tarot card mug that'll make them say, "It me."


    This mug is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

    Get the 15-ounce size from Amazon for $15.99 or Look Human for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    23. Or, a glass mug with their favorite saying on it. Staying in is always a better option than going out, especially when there's hot apple cider involved.

    BeholdenLife / Etsy

    Get it from BeholdenLife on Etsy for $17.

    24. A crystal-infused candle to create a soothing ambience in their abode.

    NaturalSloth / Etsy

    Get it from NaturalSloth on Etsy for $25 (available in nine crystals and 13 scents).

    25. Therabox — a self care subscription box so they can treat themselves to some therapeutic goodies each month.


    It's curated by real practicing therapists! Each box includes research-inspired therapeutic activities, plus five to seven self-care wellness goodies that may help reduce stress.

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved my first TheraBox! Everything in it was just my style — the free meditation challenge subscription, bath salts, cute bag, gratitude journal, and much more. I’ll definitely be keeping this CrateJoy subscription and looking forward to next month!" —Bridget

    Get it from Cratejoy for $35.99.

    26. A keychain that'll explain exactly why they prefer to remain indoors.

    CandidlyKHandmade / Etsy

    Get it from CandidlyKHandmade on Etsy for $14.95.

    27. A Harry Potter eight-film DVD set so they can escape to the magical wizarding world without leaving the couch.


    Promising review: "I wanted the full set of movies because my collection was a mix of VHS and DVD and not complete. This set is packed in a very sturdy case with all movies on separate DVDs. The DVDs are substantial. I've watched the first DVD and it has excellent video and audio. I'm happy." —Patricia Loegering

    Get the eight-disc set from Amazon for $39.99.

    28. A comfy homebody sweatshirt to wear...well, when they're at home (which is all the time).

    ninety5prints / Etsy

    Get it from ninety5prints on Etsy for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and six colors).

    On the rare occasions that they *do* go out:


    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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