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42 Gifts You Should Probably Just Keep For Yourself


42 Gifts You Should Probably Just Keep For Yourself

“Wow, what a thoughtful gift — you know me so well.” —you, to you.

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Get them from Amazon for $32.99.


Promising review: “Who doesn’t love Groot! I never had a Chia Pet as a kid, so decided to get my kid one. It was fun and we had a few laughs with it, so totally worth it. As far as growing the chia seeds, first time failed and we got a whole lot of nothing…unless Groot was supposed to have stubbly gray speckled hair. Second time, we covered with plastic (around the Chia Pet, not on it) to help hold in the moisture. That did the trick. Groot had a full head of hair within a few days. The directions were easy to follow and, minus needing to make something to keep the moisture content high, were complete — although I *think* there might have been mention of this somewhere towards the end outside the main directions. After the seeds started to grow, you can probably get a good week or two out of it (water/mist everyday though). Cleanup was super easy, just soak the Groot in some water, and the grown chia along with the goop to hold the seeds comes right off. We ended up growing another round after that, and still had plenty of seeds left.” —Jeff

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

3. A tree-shaped advent calendar with room to fit 24 mini alcohol bottles for the booziest holiday yet.


You can get one that fits mini wine bottles, airplane liquor bottles, or Patron bottles.

Get it from LittleFlowerPotShop on Etsy for $29.99+ (available in four finishes and three styles).

4. A box set of either Calvin and Hobbes or The Far Side. Studies have shown that either purchase increases happiness by 110%. Can’t argue with that (totally made up) data.


Get Calvin and Hobbes for $69.99+ (available in hard or soft cover) or the Far Side for $59.80 from Amazon.

5. A Baby Yoda sweatshirt to wear now until the end of time. I mean, just LOOK at it. Now I need nuggets.


It’s available in both crewneck and hoodie.

Get it from ChristaShop99 on Etsy for $15+ (available in sizes YS–5XL).

6. A Roku that gives you access to all your favorite streaming websites right on your TV. You’ll be like “cable who?”


I have a Roku and it’s one of my most treasured gadgets. First of all, I straight up didn’t have a remote so the Roku has saved me from having to get off the couch every time I needed to change the volume on the TV. It’s super easy to set up and it has everything from Hulu to sports game streaming. You pretty much just plug it in and the Roku takes it from there.

Get it from Amazon for $48.99.


These are made with thick glass and feel pretty sturdy. There’s a bit of a learning curve when using them because you have to get used to setting them down diagonally, but it’s not too annoying. They look very, very cool in my kitchen and my guests are always excited to drink out of them. I’ve had ’em for about a year and so far no nicks or scratches.

Get two from Amazon for $29.99.

9. A subscription service that sends you a monthly shipment of international coffee so you can feel well-traveled, even if you never leave the couch.

Atlas Coffee, Emmy Favilla

See BuzzFeed’s review of this coffee subscription service.

You can get a half bag, single bag, or double bags every two or four weeks. Then you can decide if you want light or dark roast, ground or whole bean. Each shipment comes with a handwritten postcard from the country that made your coffee. Oh, and the coffee is DELISH.

Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+/shipment.

10. A beauty box filled with goodies from all sorts of Black-owned businesses so you can try a bunch of items out and find your new favorite.


What’s amazing about this box is that you pick what goes in it! You can pick at least three items from the wide selection of beauty items.

Get it from Glory for $38+/box.


Get 200 LEDs from Amazon for $15.99.

Bespoke Post

The USB-powered light easily plugs into your car, battery, or even solar pack.

Get it from Bespoke Post for $25.

13. Squishy unicorns worth a good squeeze whenever this unicornless reality gets too stressful.,

Promising review: “I love these things. Very pretty and feels nice to squish. They even came in a very cute box. Who doesn’t love pretty boxing? Lol. My toddler even approves of these. They are very durable and well-made. Would buy them again.” —Sven Gerstner

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $19.99.

14. A letter board so you can leave yourself encouraging messages or work on your jokes.


The smaller frames come with 150 letters and symbols while the larger frames come with 300.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four sizes and 14 colors).

15. A pack of little wax bears for a flameless way to enjoy a wonderfully scented home.


These lil’ bears are made with soy wax and are biodegradable. They come in three scents: lemon, fresh cotton, and baby powder. Throw two onto your wax warmer and enjoy a refreshing scent, no open flame needed. Get a wax warmer here!

Get a pack of 24-26 bears from Amazon for $12.95 or get some festive holiday shapes.


Promising review: “I really, really like this mask. When you apply the mask to your face it looks like shimmering pearls. What I really like about the product is that it is a peel-off mask. Depending on how thickly you put the product on your face it only takes 20-30 minutes to dry. That sounds like a long time but it is worth the wait. When you peel this off your face and then do a final rinse your face feels and looks wonderful. I then follow with a moisturizer (that’s just me). I use this product once a week. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants younger- and better-looking skin.” —Grandma Fran

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

17. A tin of Reindeer Crunch popcorn from Poppy, arguably the BEST popcorn brand on the market. Seriously, you won’t be able to stop from eating the whole thing in one sitting.


Poppy is next-level delicious. I’m a huge fan of their savory flavors (especially the cheese varieties) but their sweet options are also amazing. Every kind I’ve tried has been super buttery, ultra flavorful, and un-put-downable. If you’re someone who wants popcorn that’s legit exploding with flavor, look no further. And definitely stock up because — wow — this stuff is not for sharing.

Get it from Poppy for $22.50.

18. A Mystic Falls sweatshirt because I can’t be the only one doing a Vampire Diaries re-watch right now.


The back is customizable so you can get the name of your favorite Timberwolf. BRB while I agonize over whether I want Forbes or Bennett…

Get it from thebraidandthebeard on Etsy for $25+ (available in sizes S–5XL and 20 colors).

19. A metal bracelet that lets you keep a hairband on hand at all times without getting those indents on your wrist. It’s so ingenious.

The Grommet

Get it from The Grommet for $25 (available in three finishes).


Bouqs flowers are cut the day you order them and are shipped right from one of their farm partners to ensure freshness. All the farms practice sustainable, eco-friendly farming, and they only cut what they sell. They also sell beautiful wreaths worth checking out!

Browse the Bouqs holiday collection starting at $31.

See more places to order flowers online.

21. A pair of socks perfect to pair with your dancing shoes.


Get them from Amazon for $12.99 or ModCloth for $12.

22. Hot cocoa cubes with fancy, silver-plated spoons already attached! You just dunk one in hot milk and start stirring.


Get a set of five from Food52 for $79, or if you don’t care about spoons, get some with sticks from Amazon for $19.99.

23. A cool pin or patch to jazz up your winter jacket.

potatohavetoes, fairycakes

25. A 2021 Jeopardy! calendar with a different question and wager amount each day, so you can keep track of your hypothetical score throughout the year.


Reviewers say that haven’t found any repeat questions so you can get this every year and become a trivia champ.

Get it from Amazon for $14.39.


Get it from Amazon for $17.95.


I tried this and can confirm it is delish!

Promising review: “I bought several boxes as gifts. They all loved the candy. I had one extra box and tried to think of somebody to give it to. I thought what the heck, I’m going to try it. That was it, game over. It is so awesome! I kept saying just one more tiny bite. Haha, didn’t work! If you are unsure about buying a box…DON’T. You won’t regret it.” —SDR

Get it from Amazon for $31.95.

28. Stylish joggers you can wear on days you commit to being cozy all day long., Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and 21 colors).

29. Foreo Luna Mini 2 — a handy lil’ gadget ready to exfoliate and cleanse your face, leaving it feeling brand spankin’ new.

Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

Promising review: “I love this FOREO LUNA Mini 2, I replaced my Clarisonic with this product. What attracted me to this product was this one doesn’t have the brush heads a Clarisonic has, so there is no replacing brush heads at two for $44 every few months. Also, there is less of a chance for bacteria etc. to form because of how it’s made. You don’t have to charge it often and it’s small and compact, easy for travel. I LOVE IT. Oh yeah — and it does wonders in cleaning my face, which was obviously why I purchased it :)” —munchknz83

Get it from Amazon for $89.25 or Sephora for $119 (available in six colors).

Read one BuzzFeeder’s full review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2 here.

30. A sleek electric toothbrush that’ll make you actually excited to brush your teeth (maybe).


I have a Quip and super love it! It purrs like a kitten and feels nice in my hands. The replacement heads come every three months so I never have to worry about remembering to buy new toothbrushes at the pharmacy.

Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in eight colors, plus kid sizes).

32. A waffle stick maker for delicious, dippable waffles any time. Life is so much better when you have a waffle in each hand.


Promising review: “I do not normally rave about kitchen appliances but I love this little guy! I impulse bought it after reading some reviews and craving waffles. It seriously is the best waffle maker I have ever used. We had a more expensive one that would flip to cook evenly, but this thing has that beat by a mile. I have used it a dozen times and the waffles come out perfect every time. I spray with vegetable oil before pouring in one-third of a cup of batter (as other reviewers have noted it does not come with a measuring cup) and then set a timer for four minutes. When I am done, I just unplug it and let it cool, then wipe it off with a cloth. I know the color and cartoonish logo may turn some people off but I seriously recommend this iron to everyone.” —leahas

Get it from Amazon for $20.10.

Urban Outfitters, Toynk

Anyone else going through a major Snoopy phase right now? Seriously, I have Baggus, socks, and even a face mask.

Get the Snoopy light from Urban Outfitters for $18 or the worm from Toynk for $19.99.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.98.

Urban Outfitters, CottonCandyCreat

36. A Rosebud Motel keychain because even though Schitt’s Creek has ended, it lives on in your heart and on your keys.

Urban Outfitters

Get the camera for $89 (available in two colors) or the film for $15 from Urban Outfitters.

38. A wow-worthy bookshelf game that transformed all the board game classics into decor-worthy tomes you can proudly display on your shelf when not in use. Anyone wanna play a gorgeous round of Clue???


Get one from Anthropologie for $40 (available in four games) or three (Clue, Scrabble, Monopoly) from Amazon for $99.95.

39. Rainbow chevron pajamas for some seriously stylish lounging. New life goal: Being the best-dressed person on Christmas morning.


Get it from Boden for $98 (available in sizes 2–22).

Toynk, Amazon

The calendar comes with over 100 stickers to mark special events.

Get four tiki mugs from Toynk for $45.99 or the calendar from Amazon for $15.95.

41. Wide leg sweater pants because why should your torso have all the fun during sweater weather?


Get it from Eloquii for $89.95 (available in sizes 14–28 and three colors).

42. And absolutely delectable cinnamon maple syrup to kick up your waffle breakfasts.


I like to use this on roasted acorn squash. It’s really, really good!

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (also available in gingerbread).

Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!


Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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