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62 Things To Buy On Black Friday That Make Perfect Gifts

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62 Things To Buy On Black Friday That Make Perfect Gifts

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Black Friday, the day when almost every store has deals (more than you could ever conceivably look through in an ENTIRE LIFETIME), is here.

We waded through mountains of bargains for you and found some of the best deals in every category.FYI — deals can move quickly. We’ll do our best to keep this post and imagery as up-to-date as possible, but we can’t catch everything immediately. Check back throughout Black Friday (and Cyber Weekend) to see our latest updates as the deals change!


A 10-quart Vortex air fryer for making all of their favorite comfort foods — we’re talking everything from wings and glazed donuts to charred Brussels sprouts and sesame chicken — *without* having to use hot oil. It’s even great for crisping up leftovers!

Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

“I’ve had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it’s become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it’s large enough to a good amount of food at once, it’s easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I’ve been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you’re cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don’t get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don’t mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there’s no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn’t believe I made this at home!!”” —Hannah Loewentheil Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (originally $119). To learn more, check out “I Finally Got An Air Fryer, And It’s Totally Changed My Home Cooking”.


A set of three pairs of gold-plated freshwater pearl huggie earrings you’ll be tempted to keep for yourself — and no one would blame you for that very understandable betrayal! These are way too pretty to wrap up and give away. Add two to your cart. We deserve this.


Stella and Hass is a Black woman-owned brand that makes just absolutely gorgeous accessories. (Psst, click the coupon before adding to cart to apply the discount!) Get them from Amazon for $23.98 (originally $29.97).


A Fire HD 10 Tablet for truly everything one can think of: listening to music, attempting to copy a beauty tutorial on YouTube, looking up recipes, catching up on schoolwork (or *work* work — ew), checking Instagram for the 75th time in an hour, etc.


Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (originally $149.99; available in four colors).


A cool-to-the-touch comforter that deserves a standing ovation from hot sleepers. Temp-regulating technology and a 100% eucalyptus shell means they *won’t* wake up drenched in sweat, plus they can wave those 3 a.m. “If I have one leg outside of the comforter….” thoughts goodbye. No more overheating. / Via @buffy, Buffy

This comforter is also super eco-friendly. It’s sewn with 100% recycled thread and is shipped with vacuum-sealed virgin plastic packaging (which requires less fuel than a traditional shipping box). Promising review: “It’s a bit thinner than I expected, but don’t be fooled. Let it bunch up between your legs and you’ll be a Buffy believer. It’s so soft you feel pampered, yet it doesn’t start getting hot like other fluffy comforters I’ve tried. Not sure it’s possible to have this much comfort while staying this cool through the night.” —Edward N. Get it from Buffy for $143.20+ (originally $179, available in three sizes).


Midi hoops crafted with gold vermeil (sterling silver layered with18-karat gold) that comes with a two-year warranty. Folks, say hello to the *only* accessory they’ll want on their earlobes ever again.


FYI, I have been wearing these earrings for the past year. Showering with them. Sleeping with them. Eating with them. The works! They have not tarnished one bit and look like I just got ’em yesterday.Get it from Mejuri for $50 (up to 20% off; available in two finishes).


A pair of Madewell curvy jeans for hourglass figures sick and tired of having to wear a belt. Each pair is thoughtfully crafted with a longer rise, slightly more narrow waist, and a hint of extra room at the hip and thighs to highlight their assets — no more gaping waistbands or having to go up a size to get the perfect fit.

Madewell, AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

Promising review: “These are the best jeans I’ve ever owned in my 30 years on earth. I have very curvy legs, which is usually a problem because I have a pretty small waist. Well, these jeans feel like they were made for my body. My curves are accentuated in the best way and I’ve already bought two pairs. I’m obsessed.” —NrmlgurlGet them from Madewell for $39.99+ (originally $128+, available in sizes 23-37, petite, regular, and tall lengths, and nine colors/styles).To learn more, check out “I Am Convinced That Madewell Curvy Jeans Are The Best Jeans On Planet Earth.”


An exclusive deluxe vinyl Funko! figure they’ll probably keep in the packaging forever because ’tis truly the perfect collector item. I’m not trying to ~force~ you into making the purchase, but read my lips: any Star Wars fan will love this.


Get it from Amazon for $29.74 (originally $39.99).


A game of Kan Jam, an outdoor flying disc toss that guarantees an afternoon more competitive than the Olympics. This no-frills lawn game is simple: stop your opponent from hitting the “kan” on your side.


“This is a game my friends have been playing at the beach since we were in high school — it’s always been a big hit. The rules are quite simple: break into two pairs but position yourselves across from one another. Then all you have to do is aim your Frisbee toss at the ‘kan.’ If your teammate deflects the Frisbee to hit the kan, you get one point. If the disc hits the kan on its own, that is two points. If your teammate taps the Frisbee into the kan that’s three points. If by some lucky chance you throw the disc RIGHT INTO THE SLOT, you win!” —Heather BragaGet it from Amazon for $32 (originally $39.99; available in six designs).


A JBL waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker for the music snob in your life. Powerful volume and a hard-hitting bass means they can proudly listen to the same seven songs they’ve been listening to since, well, middle school. *requests “Ocean Avenue” by Yellowcard*


Promising review: “I usually never write reviews and I believe this is my first time writing a review for a product, but this speaker was just too amazing for me not to tell everyone about it. The sound is crystal clear and very wonderful. For all you bass lovers — this is the product for you!!! I’m literally in love with the bass because it’s just amazing!! Well done, JBL!” —Carmen ViniegraGet it from Amazon for $279.95 (originally $400.35, available in three colors).


A 2021 day-to-day boxed calendar — each day presents a new question and wager amount, aka you can keep track of your score throughout the week (or year).


Get it from Amazon for $9.94 (originally $14.39).


A memory foam seat cushion to take their uncomfortable childhood desk chair and turn it into something they can actually sit on for eight+ hours. An ergonomic design prevents bad posture, plus a gel layer provides ultimate support.

Promising review: “This seat cushion is SO GOOD. I have had a lot of problems with pressure on my tailbone and resulting back problems, and they’ve been getting worse. I will be honest, I have only tried the old-fashioned medical donuts, so I don’t have much to compare it to. However, this cushion is nicely thick, and the cutout and contours are so perfect and they take all pressure off my tailbone. After working for a few hours, I got up and for the first time in almost a year, didn’t have pain. Normally, the pressure on my tailbone becomes pretty bad while sitting, but produces an even sharper pain upon standing. Feeling so great for the first time prompted me to buy another for work so I could keep this one at home and never be without it! Hopefully, reducing the pressure on my tailbone will also help it heal, but even being free from pain is wonderful.” —CSCGet it from Amazon for $22.64 (originally $32.95).,

Get it from Amazon for $62.98 (originally $120).Editor’s Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.


An 18-karat gold vermeil necklace for the pal who was blessed with a birthstone color they actually like. I spent most of my life wondering what I did to deserve the designated November topaz rather than the July ruby but alas, such is life. / Via @baublebar

Get it from BaubleBar for $40.60 (originally $58, available in 12 stone styles).


An Amazon Fire TV stick with the ability to turn any TV into a smart TV — they can just plug this puppy into the HDMI port, connect it to Wi-Fi, and BAM! Simple streaming awaits.


Promising review: “After months and months of debate. I finally decided to drop cable and go 100% streaming. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner.This device provides you with many apps and ways to watch a lot of TV, movies, news, sports, and local programming. I haven’t fully dug into all the apps. But so far I’m highly satisfied. The set up was easy and I can always find something to watch. I can’t believe I was paying Comcast up to $200 monthly for the same shows.” —GregGet it from Amazon for $27.99 (originally 39.99).


A vibrant 30-shade ColourPop eyeshadow palette sent from heaven to be delivered into the paws of makeup lovers. The rainbow mattes and pressed glitters will give them everything they need to create tonsss of jaw-dropping looks.


Get it from ColourPop for $23.80 (originally $34).


A weighted blanket that adds anywhere from five to 20 pounds of weight for an effect that’s immediately calming. BEHOLD! Here is their perfect gift. *begins to snore*

Promising review: “I never write reviews but thought I should after buying two of these blankets! I haven’t slept through the night for almost six years, thanks to a difficult pregnancy and baby. It trained my body to only sleep a couple hours at a time. I tried everything, and am shocked that a weighted blanket worked so magically!From restless legs, insomnia, anxiety, it is an instant help! I have it draped over me while I write this and it feels amazing! Buy this now!” —JennyGet it for $39.15 (originally $79; available in 15 sizes/weights and 36 colors.


Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask hits the reset button on grease and blemishes (this includes both scarring and all those painful, emerging zits) with an impressive blend of Australian botanicals. ✨ Smoother, brighter skin ✨ is at their fingertips when they apply this two or three times a week. / Via @sandandskyaus,

This vegan and cruelty-free clay mask also includes an application brush!(Be sure to click the coupon to snag 20% off!) Promising review: “Believe the hype. I do not normally write reviews EVER. I struggle with hormonal cystic acne. I received this product initially as a sample in a beauty bag subscription, within a couple weeks it had my acne cleared and pores noticeably smaller. I looked to purchase and was very hesitant about the price so I ended up not purchasing and tried a different option. Nothing could ever get my complexion back to how it was when using this product so I bit the bullet and made the purchase. I DO NOT regret it. It is my new holy grail product.” —Chelsea Get it from Amazon for $39.20 (originally $49).


A pair of plush joggers for the only WFH attire to make their heart happy. They’re soft. They’re cozy. They’re an upgrade from the fleece rubber duck pajamas they typically wear during Zoom meetings.


Get them from Aerie for $26.97 (originally $44.95, available in sizes XXS-XXL and in short, regular, and long lengths and six colors).


A retinol serum that enlists the help of bakuchiol and chlorophyll, making it gentle enough for sensitive skin (retinol = some pretty powerful stuff). This tackles dullness and fine lines with a vengeance but is *super* unique because it doesn’t leave behind redness or irritation.


Promising review: “I’ve used other retinols and retinoids over the years, but was always turned off by the chemical smell and feeling that they were harsh on my skin. Not this one! It actually smells nice and feels like it soaks into my skin instead of sitting on top of it. Very smooth, not tacky or sticky at all.” —MoxmoxmoxGet it from Versed for $17.59 (originally $21.99).


A sheet set made from a more breathable eucalyptus lyocell material; it also uses 96% less water and comes responsibly packaged in a recyclable cardboard box with zero waste. Not to mention there are !!! tags !!! that say which corner of the bed each side of the sheet belongs on. Oh all the time I would have saved…

Sheets & Giggles

Each set includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. Get it from Sheets & Giggles for $119.96 (originally $149.95, available in seven sizes and 11 colors).


A S’well water bottle that is, quite frankly, much prettier than it has any right to be. This baby is triple-layered with a vacuum-insulated design to keep beverages ice cold for 48 hours and piping hot for up to 24. / Via @swellbottle

Get it from S’well for $25 (available in three sizes and multiple colors).


NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer has buildable coverage (medium-to-full!) that never looks cake-y. How? It uses magnolia bark extract, grape seed extract, and vitamin e for some much-needed hydration — so if they have fine lines and a ton of redness, this sulfate- and paraben-free bottle is for THEM.


A Nespresso machine currently on sale for 40% off, which means I shall be purchasing two — one for myself, the other for a family member. This coffee and espresso maker truly crafts a fantastic cup of caffeine, the included milk frother makes for cafe quality, plus it’s compact enough for even the tiniest of kitchens.


Promising review: “After debating a nespresso purchase for a little while, I LOVE my vertuo next machine, especially the petite size. Doesn’t clutter the counter and very easy to use. My favorite thing is hands down the coffee. The intenso pod is probably one of the best coffees I have ever had. Better than most coffee houses. I appreciate my delicious coffee everyday. The only negative is I can’t figure out how to connect the machine to bluetooth. I didn’t buy it for that so it doesn’t make much of a difference to me. Highly recommend!” —Lauren Get it from Amazon for $146.30 (originally $242.95).


A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with a built-in adjustable light that makes reading easy wherever they go — whether it’s a sun-drenched patio or their string lights-lit bedroom. Plus, a single battery charge lasts for weeks. It’s M-A-G-I-C.


Promising review: “I couldn’t imagine ever finding something better than my beloved Kindle PaperWhite but I did… this new version. I only bought an updated version because, after four years of excessive use (at least 20-30 hours per week), a couple of pixels have died out on my original and it’s just slowing down. So, Merry Christmas to me, a replacement PaperWhite. This one is slightly slimmer and a bit lighter, and the flush front is well worth the upgrade, All of this just makes for even more comfortable reading. I also enjoy the free cellular connectivity. Overall, an improvement on what was pretty darn perfect to begin with!” —Missouri Shopper Get it from Amazon for $84.99 (originally $129.99; available in four colors).


A game of Exploding Kittens with rules similar to that of Russian roulette — players draw cards and hope to pick up essentials like “catnip sandwich,””laser pointer,” or “belly rub” to diffuse the exploding kitten and win the lot.


Promising review: “I got this for my teenage daughter, and it was both well-received and well-played! This is a quirky, funny and flexible game that beats the hell out of any electronic caca you might be considering as a gift. This little card game provides actual interaction in a light and funny way, plus allows (indeed encourages) a high amount of silly randomness. Very fun, and fine for two to four people. Don’t worry: no actual kittens were harmed in the making of this game. Several did barf rainbows, however.” —K. JensenGet them from Amazon for $9.99 (originally $20).


A pair of Powerbeats headphones with crystal clear sound quality *and* a delightfully comfy design that will actually stay put in their ear. That’s right, folks! Earlobe sweat won’t make these splurge-worthy buds fall out.

Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

Promising review: “These Beats headphones have been a real game-changer for me. The sound quality is SO MUCH better than my cheap headphones, which has actually really improved my experience at the gym. I find it easier to stay motivated now that my music is *crystal clear* (and I can’t hear myself wheezing on the treadmill). I was worried it would be hard to connect their Bluetooth settings to my phone and computer (again…I can’t handle can openers), but the whole process is super self-explanatory. And they stay connected for pretty long distances — I can walk away from my phone to the other side of the room without interrupting my music.” —Emma McAnaw, BuzzFeed Editor Get select colors on sale from Amazon for $159.95 (originally $249.95, available in eight colors).To learn more, check out “Just 10 Things To Try In March“.


A daily makeup staples set with a Boy Brow grooming gel, a blendable Cloud Paint cream blush, and Lash Slick mascara that is basically lash extensions in a bottle. Their new holy grail products await.


Promising review: “I spent ages deciding if I would purchase this set, and was particularly apprehensive about the cloud paint but I am so glad that I went for it! This is my second purchase of Boy Brow in clear. It’s the perfect ‘my-eyebrows-but-better’ look. I’ve tried other brow products like this and none have been as good.The Lash Slick is so much better than I thought it would be (and I already thought it would be good) it gives you a perfectly natural-looking finish, again, your eyelashes but better. Perfect for minimalists. I spent ages looking into best Cloud Paint shade for my skin tone (I am fair with pink undertones) I went with ‘Puff’ in the end. I was very pleasantly surprised when I put it on, it looks so natural and not at all as pink as I thought it would be. Love it. You do only need a tiny bit.” —RachelGet it from Glossier for $30 (originally $50).


A Moroccan tassel area rug made from a delightfully cozy fabric, aka their piggies will feel like they’re peddling around on clouds with every step.

Rugs USA

Promising review: “It is incredibly soft but well made. There’s no shedding at all, and the tassels lay beautifully. The color is more of a charcoal grey and not black like I thought, but I love it even more. Goes with everything!” —Megan G. Get it from Rugs USA for $26.30+ (originally $49.25+, available in 12 sizes, five shapes, and six colors).


A 2021 Rifle Paper Co. wall calendar to feed their wanderlust until they’re able to hop on a plane once more. Gorgeous illustrations inspired by places from Rome to Kenya means they’ll want to frame each individual month.


A six-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker capable of turning meal prep into something that is *le gasp* not difficult. This handy thing can make everything from golden lentil soup and mac and cheese to chocolate lava cake and French toast. (Look at them! Turning into Betty Crocker!)


This Instant Pot is basically seven kitchen tools in one! It can be used as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, cake maker, and warmer! It can also sauté, because #fancy.Promising review: “This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is ‘What can’t it do?’ I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot.” —StereomanGet it from Amazon for $79 (originally $99.95). Check out a BuzzFeeder’s review of the Instant Pot!


An easy-to-clean canvas wallet with ten card slots, four cash (AND *ahem* RECEIPT) holders, an exterior pocket, and secure snap closures. PLUS! It has a super slim design that won’t look or feel bulky in their purse. / Via @dagnedover

Investing in a nice wallet has been the most adult-like purchase I’ve ever made, and I haven’t lost my Metro Card in *at least* a few months because of it. (That’s a very big deal for me.) Get it from Dagne Dover $59 (originally $75, available in nine colors).


A bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Libre guaranteed to become their new go-to fragrance; a combination of French lavender essence, Moroccan orange blossom, and musk accord provide for a unique scent that feels all their own.

AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

Get it from YSL for $24+ (originally $30+, available in five sizes).


A FOREO LUNA face brush made of nonporous silicone to get rid of all the icky bacteria on their skin. It removes up to 99.5% of dirt, oil, and makeup, and vibrates to gently exfoliate and clear their pores. Breakouts? Now a thing of the past.

Amazon, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

This exfoliator also has a one-minute timer to guarantee you *actually* wash your face long enough. Promising review: “As an esthetician, I always love trying new products! This is something that is great for people who don’t realize they are not cleansing their skin long enough, and is similar to something like an electronic toothbrush.” —Kirsten Warner Get it from Amazon for $71.40 (originally $104.25, available in six colors).


A simplehuman dish rack that is truly *chef kisses fingers* perfect. It’s rust-proof, can hang four (large) wine glasses, includes a drainage system for excess water, and it’s FINGERPRINT-PROOF.


Get it from simplehuman for $64 (originally $80).


An Amazon Echo Show 5 perfect for socially-distanced holiday gatherings — this is enabled with a camera screen so they can connect with loved ones in an instant.


Similar to other Alexa-enabled devices, the Echo Show 5 responds to voice commands and can be synced with Audible, Amazon Music, Amazon Video, and other apps and programs like Spotify, iTunes, and NPR. Promising review: “I bought these for my mother, brother’s family and mine for Christmas. Figured it was a quick way to communicate between Michigan and Indiana where everyone is spread out over. Usage was so-so the first few months, but now it’s at least once a day. Thank you for coming up with such a simple product that does so much to keep my family connected face-to-face in these times!” —mikeGet it from Amazon for $44.99 (originally $89.99; available in two colors).


An original Casper pillow suited for all sleepers: back, side, or a mix of both. A 100% cotton cover means they won’t be sweating throughout the night, a pillow-in-pillow design provides softness and support, plus they’ll get a 100-night trial run (with free shipping!) and can return within that time window if you hate it. They won’t, though.


Promising review: “Casper is supportive while remaining soft, feels like a pricey plush down pillow without the feathers. It really is superior to any other brand I’ve tried. I tend to have neck and shoulder pain and with Casper, it really has made all the difference. Worth it.” —momof6Get it from Target for $58.50 (originally $65).


Adidas lace-up sneakers dubbed the ~Cloudfoam Pure~ because of how downright comfortable they are. Not only do these look fantastic (man I love athleisure), but they genuinely feel like walking on a cloud.


Get it from Adidas for $49 (originally $70, available in sizes 6-11.5).


A three-tiered tabletop fountain for a more zen at-home workspace. A warm glow makes for a cozy environment, plus this mimics the ~tranquility~ that is the sound of flowing water — the stress that is an email ping will now be replaced by the sounds of nature instead. Huzzah.

Promising review: “I’ve tried several fountains so far. This one is awesome, the pump is quiet, as is the water, it simply provides a really nice environmental impact on my workspace. I run it up to eight hours in a day, use distilled water only and clean it periodically, and it’s running just like new after several weeks. Not all of the fountains that I’ve tried work quite so well, I’m impressed and happy with this purchase.” —I’m Rod, that’s all Get it from Amazon for $18.74 (originally $24.99).


A LORAC Pro Palette with18 shades ranging from neutral to daring and matte to shimmery, making it the perfect go-to for ANY look — whether a “no makeup” makeup routine or a smoky eye with extra D-R-A-M-A.


Get it from Amazon for $21.57 (originally $31.20).


An oversized sherpa coat so soft, they’ll basically feel as if they’re wearing a combination of their favorite blanket and most cuddly teddy bear.

Old Navy

Get it from Old Navy for $43.99 (originally $87.99, available in sizes 1X-4X).


A Dash rapid cooker they can plug in whilst getting ready and it will take the ~hard~ work out of their morning egg-based morning routine. All they’ll have to do is fill this cooker with water, add up to six eggs, and breakfast will be served.


When the eggs are done cookin’, this handy gadget will automatically shut off. Plus, time won’t take forever — the removable parts of this cooker are dishwasher-safe.Promising review: “The claims are true. This is the easiest and fastest I have ever hard boiled eggs. I just got it, and I haven’t tested it for making anything but hard boiled eggs, but oh man is it great for that. It was easy, it was fast.” —ApocGet it from Amazon for $15.99 (originally $19.99, available in five colors).


A Glamglow deep cleanse mask trio for the ultimate ~gunk in pores~ detox. Aesthetics aside, a powerful trio of black bamboo charcoal, 3-D microbubbles, and green tea “Teaoxi” technology tackle dullness and buildup.


Get a set of three from Sephora for $10 (originally $19).


A pair of innovative leggings designed with a skirt, that way they’ll look as if they coordinated an outfit and intended to look fancy-ish; In reality, all they’ll have done is shimmied into a pair of leggings.


Get it from AllSaints for $42 (originally $60, available in sizes XS-L and in two colors).


A sound machine to totally drown out noisy roommates and honking cars (aka, the inevitable background music that comes with being a city-dweller) for some more zen. This option fits compactly on their nightstand, has great volume control, and offers 10 fan sounds and 10 ambient noises.


Promising review: “This sound machine has literally changed my life. Our neighbor likes to spend his mornings shoveling gravel on a cement surface with a metal shovel about five from my window (like 6 a.m. early) and to be honest, I was starting to have some pretty dangerous thoughts about stealing his shovel, breaking his arms, burning his house down…. One goes down some pretty dark paths when they suffer from insomnia already and then get woken up with a shovel scrapping down a sidewalk. Okay, so the machine somehow COMPLETELY covers the noise from the shovel, the toilet flushing next to my room, dogs barking, etc. It is incredible.” —MorAvFireGet it from Amazon for $35.83 (originally $49.99, available in four colors).


An eco-friendly Makeup Eraser so they can put down the disposable wipes and look toward greener pastures, i.e. helping the environment whilst cleansing their skin. This seemingly simple cloth actually swipes off all their makeup when combined with a bit of water — and yes, that includes waterproof mascara.

Lynzy Billing / BuzzFeed

Plus, you can throw this in the wash when it starts to get super dirty *and* rest assured that it has a life of up to five years. Promising review: “THIS. THING. IS. AMAZING. I have literally never had clearer skin. It does exactly what it says it does, erases your makeup. Waterproof or not, it all goes away with just a little water and a little bit of scrubbing. I will forever be amazed by this. Never buying another makeup remover product again.” —Brittany Get it from Amazon for $14 (originally $20). To learn more, check out “We Tried The Makeup Eraser That Claims To Remove All Your Makeup With Just Water“.


A Tocca ornament duo with two of their cult fragrances: Florence (a blend of bergamot, pear, and gardenia) and Stella (blood orange, freesia, and spicy lily).


Form-fitting running shoes with a sock-like feel and slip-on construction perfect for when they’re in a rush and on the ~run~. A bead-filled midsole provides a ton of cushioning and support.


Get them from Puma for $59.99 (originally $120, available in sizes 5.5-11 and in four colors).


An oversized plaid scarf made from a delightfully cozy fabric that will have ’em feeling like they’re wearing their favorite blanket out in public. But in a very chic and sophisticated way, of course.


Promising review: “I have worn this just about every day since purchasing. I love it. It keeps me so warm.” —Lacey L. Get it from Lulu’s for $13.50 (originally $18).


High-rise leggings available in 16 gorgeous colors and fits. For anyone who lives and breathes athleisure, I’m pretty sure these bottoms are definitive proof that soulmates exist.

Girlfriend Collective

In addition to 100% recycled and recyclable packaging, this eco-friendly brand transforms trash (*plastic bottles and fishing nets*) into leggings, sports bras, crew socks, and more.Get the leggings for $40.80 at Girlfriend (originally $68; available in sizes XXS-6XL, 16 colors, and three leggings lengths).


A set of Parade underwear that — yes — they will very much want. This brand make cozy undies from recycled premium fabrics that’ll feel like butter against their skin (in the best way possible). And an FYI that this Insta-famous brand legitimately never has sales so… do what that information what you will. / Via @parade

Get it from Parade for $6.30+ (originally $9+, available in sizes XS-3XL and in multiple colors and styles).


Ankle booties that should really start negotiating for PTO now considering they’ll likely wear them every darn day. These babies are destined to become the ~little black dress~ of their shoe collection.


Get them from Aldo for $90 (originally $120, available in sizes 5-11 and in two colors).


A limited-edition TooFaced holiday gift set that includes a travel-sized version of the iconic Better Than Sex mascara, a highlighter and blush duo, plus a ~beary~ good eyeshadow palette that smells freshly-baked cookies. Yes. You read that right. Cookies. / Via @toofacedcosmetics

Promising review: “This palette is gorgeous and smells so good and sweet, just like cookies! The quality in the shades is amazing and so unique. The highlighter is good as well and is now one of my favorite highlighters I own. Overall for the price, this is definitely worth the purchase.” —Natalie Get it from TooFaced Cosmetics for $25.20 (originally $36).


A Legacybox digitizing kit to bring old photos and home videos into this century (ahh, the nostalgia of VHS). Simply send in old video recordings and have them transformed into downloadable formats, thumb drives, and disc sets to ensure they’ll be cherished forever.


Get started at Legacybox for $27+ (originally $59+).


A button cuff turtleneck sweater perfect for layering under blazers and cardigans (hello cold weather, how quickly you’ve returned), but it can just as easily be worn on its lonesome.


Promising review: “Quality construction, plus super soft and comfortable. I’ll look polished for work, but will be suuuuper comfy. Winner winner!” —Christina B. Get it from Eloquii for $29.97 (originally $59.95, available in sizes 14-28 and in two colors).


A cashmere blend two-tone sweater for a luxe, splurge-worthy gift that will truly pay for itself in the long run. Between the funnel neck top and chic stripes, this is all but *destined* to become part of their daily uniform.


Use code CELEBRATE at checkout for $20 off. Get it from Summersalt for $115 (originally $135, available in sizes XS-2X and in three colors).


Vegan suede pointed loafers that exude major “I cost $150+” vibes, but alas — they do not. These versatile shoes actually cost $27 and are the blazer equivalent of footwear.


Get them from Lulu’s for $20.25 (originally $27, available in sizes 5.5-10 and in 12 colors).


A flip mini waffle maker, because what they *really* want is a trip to Disney but we have to make do. This easy-to-clean, nonstick gadget churns out six Mickey-shaped waffles for a breakfast that would give even EPCOT a run for its money.

Hot Topic

Promising review: “This makes the cutest waffles! It’s also super convenient that you can make six at once since both sides have trays. We love it!” —ErikaAshley Get it from Hot Topic for $52.43 (originally $74.49).


Splurge-worthy perforated sneakers made from quality Italian leather. Can’t get them to Florence anytime soon? Eh, have them slip these gorgeous things on and take ’em for a walk around the apartment instead. It’s almost the same thing.


A Tile Mate that is *pulls rabbit out of a top hat* pure magic. This tiny gizmo has a 200-foot Bluetooth range and an associated app that ensures they never lose any of their important belongings again. No judgement. But they’ve misplaced their purse no less than 37 times.


A portable Marshall Bluetooth speaker with such a stylish design, the fantastic sound quality feels like an additional perk. This bad boy offers 20+ hours of playback on a single charge, connects to your phone from 30 feet away, plus comes equipped with a trendy carrying strap for ultimate portability.

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“The sound quality is amazing. Like, really amazing. You can control volume, treble, and bass with the slightest twist of a button, and this small speaker can get LOUD if you so please. I left it outside, put it on its loudest setting, went inside — and I could still hear my Spotify playlist going while I washed my hands. The design itself is also really lovely and, despite looking like it would be heavy, it’s actually surprisingly lightweight. This is definitely one of those sound systems that’s sturdy (and portable) enough to take with you anywhere, whether that be a beach or backyard barbecue. The battery life is also great!! It was playing for eight consecutive hours yesterday and it was still charged halfway. (As someone who’s electronic devices are almost always at 3% because I forget to charge everything, I *truly* appreciate this feature, lol.) I had been putting music from my iPhone on full blast for years, but having a legitimate speaker has honestly been such a wonderful luxury. If you love music, listen to podcasts, or prefer audiobooks, this is one of those investments that’s completely worth it.” —AnaMaria Glavan, BuzzFeed EditorGet it from Marshall for $199.99 (originally $249.99, available in four colors).


Cherry red leather combat boots capable of making them feel like a total guitar-playing, rule-breaking rock and roll star every time they slip ’em on. Aesthetics aside, these quality shoes genuinely last forever and have a side zipper for easy access.

Dr. Martens

Use code DMCYBER for 15% off. Get them from Dr. Martens for $136 (originally $160, available in sizes 5-11).


A pair of leather gloves sure to be passed down for generations to come (provided the recipient doesn’t loose one). These buttery soft gloves have a classic design that will never clash with an outfit or go out of style.


Use code N7X7 at checkout. Get them from Boden for $83.30 (originally $98, available in two colors and sizes).

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