Holidays are funny. We spend so much time picking out gifts we love for other people. We then exchange gifts, and each of us watches the things we loved and picked out go to others while we collect our own haul of things that other people loved and picked out. Sometimes a gift hits just right and the recipient loves it as much as the giver. That's when the magic happens. More often, though, objects we'd love go to sit unused or under-appreciated in the homes of our friends and family.
Obviously, the giving season is about the giving. We all know that and we like the feeling that giving gives us. At the same time, it's super awesome to get a few things we are crazy about. So, why settle for disappointment? There's no need.
We've collected 32 amazing and affordable gifts that you'll love so much you should just go ahead and buy one for yourself.
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I'm in Love With These Women's Print Scarves and How Affordable They Are
via: AmazonOne can't have too many scarves. They're such a great accessory in the cool weather, and are even useful to survive the air conditioning in the summer. These Women's Print Scarves come in a variety of colors and patterns, are airy and lightweight, and cost about $8. All of this means that you can buy one for your friend, one for your sister, and maybe 2-3 for yourself.
And the Award For Cutest Wine Charm Goes to These Joie Wine Watchers
via: Amazon/jtomei80Wine charms make a great stocking stuffer, add-on gift, or addition to a host gift. Keeping tabs on which drink is yours at a party isn't always easy. A forgettable wine charm isn't going to help, but a hilarious little monster will! These funny critters will hold onto your wine stem and make you smile all night. At around $7, why not throw in a set of these cute Joie Wine Watchers for yourself too?
With an Impressive 4.9/5.0 Star Rating, These Adorable Silicone Pot Holders are a Fan Favorite
via: AmazonWho wouldn't want a set of whimsical Pasta Shape Silicone Pot Holders? These handy silicone noodles will protect your hands, and cheer you up while you work away in your kitchen. They grip on securely to your pots' handles, ensuring your hands are well away from the heat. And they look like noodles. These are a clear win and that's why you might just add a second set for yourself into your cart at checkout.
This Travel Mug Is the Travel Mug That More People Love
via: AmazonYou don't want to give someone else a travel mug you wouldn't want to use yourself, because you know that taking a sip of a previously steaming hot beverage only to find it's now lukewarm is truly terrible and disappointing. This Travel Mug has over 19,000 reviews, so you can be confident it will be truly spill proof and will keep your hot drinks hot. Be so confident that you trust your own coffee on the go to this mug.
Take Better Pictures With This Selfie Ring Light
via: AmazonWhat makes a celebrity look gorgeous in her selfies while you look like Jabba the Hutt in yours? (Is it just me?) It's all about the lighting. It might look effortless, but those gorgeous photos involve a bunch of outtakes, a ton of strategy, and the perfect light. Give the gift of great selfies to your friends (and yourself) with this Selfie Ring Light. You'll be amazed at the difference the right lighting can make!
You Can be the Coolest Adult on the Planet and Make S'mores Year Round With This Microwave S'mores Maker
via: AmazonYou may be asking yourself a couple of questions. 1) Is it necessary to be able to make great s'mores in the microwave? and 2) is this gadget necessary for making microwave s'mores? The answer to both questions is a resounding YES! This Microwave S'mores Maker gives you perfectly cooked s'mores all year in 30 seconds, and who wouldn't want that? Try making s'mores in your microwave without it and you get over-inflated, messy marshmallows and uneven heating between marshmallow and chocolate. This gadget is a problem solver.
This Korean Mask Collection Comes With 16 Different Sheet Masks
via: AmazonFace masks have a way of making you feel instantly relaxed, rejuvenated, and oh-so fancy. Even if they don't do anything, they're an essential staple for anyone looking to pamper themselves. So not why buy in bulk? With well over 3,000 five-star reviews, this Korean Mask Collection packs a big punch of hydration for the small price of only about $10. Sure sounds like a one for them, one for you kind of deal to me!
Get These Smart Phone Camera Lenses to Take Amazing Pictures of Your Dog
via: AmazonSeriously, pictures of your dog through the fisheye lens is reason enough to buy this set of Smart Phone Camera Lenses. For only $14, you'll get a Super Wide Angle Lens, a 10x Macro Lens, and the dog loving 180° Fisheye Lens. The lenses easily clip onto and off of any smart phone, and will take your photography to the next level. I mean, look at this dog! You owe it to your dog, and your friends' dogs, to get these lenses. (You can photograph more than just dogs, but it is not necessary.)
This Faux Fur Throw Blanket Might Be the Softest and Coziest Thing You've Ever Felt
via: AmazonYou want to get your mom/sister/friend something wonderfully decadent that they wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves because they deserve a little bit of pampering and comfort. This Faux Fur Throw Blanket is the perfect gift. It feels like luxury, but costs about $30, and it is definitely the softest, coziest blanket ever. You know who else deserves a little self-care? It's you. Go ahead. You know you want it.
Share the Gift of Serenity With This Wilderness Inspiration Art Print
via: AmazonSometimes something small can spark serious joy. This serene print is only 8x10 but it brings the viewer into a whole world, and can add some much needed calming beauty to any living or work space. Maybe you have just the person on your gift list who would love this Wilderness Inspiration Art Print, but you find yourself gazing at it, noticing the little details, feeling relaxed and happy. That's because it's awesome and you should have one too.
This Ice Scraper Mitt Makes All Other Ice Scrapers Look Dumb
via: AmazonWinter is coming! For many of us, it's actually already arrived. That means ice and snow that needs removal. This waterproof, fleece lined Ice Scraper Mitt is the perfect gift for anyone living in a cold, snowy climate. Ice happens. Freezing, chapped hands don't have to. OK, so you've looked after your friend's hands, but what about yours? This handy mitt will keep your hand toasty warm and completely dry next time you need to scrape ice and snow off your car. Why would any ice scraper not have a warm and waterproof protective mitt for your hand?
This Pocket Multi-Tool is James Bond Cool
via: AmazonWe all know someone who loves cool gadgets. This Pocket Multi-Tool fits the bill to a T. It may look like an ordinary pencil at first glance, but it's actually a pen, screwdriver (both Phillips and flathead), stylus, bubble level, and ruler. According to the mostly 5-star reviews, you won't be the first person to like this thing enough to get one for yourself too.
Why Use an Ordinary Throw Blanket When You Can Use a Mermaid Tail Blanket Instead?
via: AmazonThe designers of this Mermaid Tail Blanket know that it's the kind of thing you might buy for your daughter but want for yourself. That's why it comes in both child and adult sizes! Go ahead and get a matching set and be mystical mermaids together. Don't worry. You don't need to have a child to enjoy this mermaid tail blanket. Any adult is perfectly within her rights to want to be a mermaid once in awhile.
Anyone Would Be Happy to Receive These Pretty Crescent Moon Earrings
via: AmazonAs bonafide grown ups, we're past the days when we want to dress exactly like our friends. It might be embarrassing to show up somewhere wearing the same exact earrings as your bestie, but these Crescent Moon and Black CZ Earrings are so pretty, and at only $17.50 you might have to buy a pair for yourself. Maybe she gets rose gold and you get white?
These Winter Touchscreen Leather Gloves Will Keep You Warm Without Sacrificing Your Style
via: AmazonWith soft leather exteriors and warm cashmere linings, these Winter Touchscreen Leather Gloves look like something only the wealthiest women might wear, but they actually only cost between $18-$22! You could be a hero this holiday season if you give these gloves to that one person who hates having cold hands (and who doesn't?) but still wants to look feminine, stylish, and put together. Come to think of it, that describes you doesn't it?
This Mechanical Stealing Coin Panda Box is Perfect For Any Kid on Your List (And You)
via: AmazonNobody needs this, but that doesn't mean you won't want one. This Stealing Coin Panda Box is the cutest piggy bank ever. Place a coin on the little pad and out pops a greedy panda to steal it. You might as well buy two upfront, because once you see the one you're giving to someone on your list you're going to want one for yourself.
These Memory Foam Cable Knitted Slippers Will Keep Your Feet Warm and Happy This Winter
via: AmazonEveryone deserves warm, cozy feet all winter long without having to spend a fortune in heating costs. Slippers make a great gift for just about anyone on your list, and these are sure to please. At around $20 per pair, you can get yourself some too. Go ahead and turn the thermostat down and slide your feet into these Memory Foam Anti-Skid Sole House Shoes.
This Might Just be the Best Looking Canvas Tote Bag Around
via: AmazonA person can't have too many Canvas Tote Bags. They are endlessly convenient and handy, and are also a great, environmentally friendly way to wrap a gift! These totes come in a few different contemporary art designs so you're sure to find a couple that would please some women on your list. With two sets of handles for over the shoulder or hand carrying, these totes really are a step above their peers. And ranging in price from $7-$10, you can feel good about getting an extra one for yourself.
It Doesn't Get Much Cuter Than This Nessie Tale Bookmark
via: AmazonIf you have an avid reader on your list, this Nessie Tale Bookmark, along with a great book or gift card to a local book store would make an amazing gift. If you're feeling pangs of jealousy as you add this water beast book mark to your cart, go ahead and add another. It's so charming, will make you smile every time you see it, and costs less than $10. You won't notice the expense, but you'll definitely notice Nessie's impact on your joy quotient.
These Ridiculously Cute Elephant Flower Pots Will Add Cheer to Your Life, Guaranteed
via: AmazonOK, so there's not really a guarantee but just look at these tiny flower pots! Brighten someone's living or work space by adding a couple of easy to care for succulents to this pair of Tiny Elephant Flower Pots. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving as these cute elephants will bring cheer day after day after day. So much so, in fact, that you should probably get a set for yourself.
This Gorgeous Rose Gold, Glittery Holographic Nail Polish is Perfect For Holiday Parties
via: AmazonHave a girly girl on your list? Get her this Holographic Nail Polish and she'll love you forever. If you're wondering if this nail polish is really gift worthy, check out the near perfect reviews. People LOVE this stuff. And it's easy to see why. It's like a celebration in a bottle. If you have more than one polish-wearing person in your household, consider yourself extremely lucky, because you can get two different shades of this beautiful polish and share.
This Set of 10 Snail Tea Holders Would Make a Perfect Stocking Stuffer
via: AmazonOf all the beverages in the world, tea has the best accessories. As a die hard coffee drinker, I am often envious of tea's extra little niceties and ceremony. If you need a small gift, or want to round out a host gift, look no further than this adorable set of Snail Tea Holders. It's impossible not to fall for the simplicity and charm of these little guys that sit on the edge of your cup, and unobtrusively hold onto your teabag. If you drink tea, get yourself a set while you're at it.
Give the Gift of Relaxation With This Spa Bath Pillow
via: AmazonDo you have someone on your list who loves a good bath? Or maybe someone who just needs to pamper herself a bit more? This Spa Bath Pillow has a lot of hype, and it apparently lives up to all of it. Over 2,000 happy customers vouch for this spa pillow's strong tub grip, and oh-so-soft comfort and neck support. Why should your friends get all the good stuff. You deserve a home spa day too.
This Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Allows You to Keep Your Favorite Essential Oils With You Wherever You Go
via: AmazonHow clever is this diffuser necklace? Simply dampen the felt pad with your favorite essential oil, and you've got your own diffuser with you all day long. This gift set comes with an essential oil diffuser locket and four essential oils. The oils include therapeutic grade lavender, peppermint, Zen - a blend of anise, lime, orange, patchouli, and clove, and Inner Calm -a blend of geranium, clove, patchouli, lavender, and orange.
People Love the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker For More Than Just Its Good Looks
via: AmazonOver 7,000 Amazon reviewers agree that perfect eggs every time is their preferred way to prepare and eat their eggs. No one seems to know why, but boiled eggs from the Dash are the easiest eggs to peel. Beyond boiled eggs, this thing can prepare perfectly poached eggs, and even individual scrambles and omelets too! If hard or soft boiled eggs are a staple in your household, then the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker might be your favorite kitchen appliance.
Carry Everything You Need While Running, Walking, or Hiking, With No Bouncing or Chafing With a FlipBelt
via: AmazonThe FlipBelt has a serious cult following. Nearly 5,000 Amazon reviewers have ditched armbands, fanny packs, and other means of carrying stuff while working out in favor of the flat lying, stretchy, comfortable, disappearing FlipBelt. It looks and feels like a fold-over yoga pant waist, even when it's full of your stuff! This is a great gift for the runner in your life, and you should probably grab one for yourself too.
This Popular and Great Smelling Charcoal Soap is Perfect For That Hard to Shop for Person on Your List
via: AmazonBy now you've seen activated charcoal everywhere, right? From body cleansers to toothpaste, it's all about activated charcoal. Have you tried it yet? If you're curious, this Charcoal Soap is a crowd pleaser and a great place to start. This organic, artisanal soap will detoxify your skin. Gentle enough to use on your face, but you'll want to use it all over. With moisturizing shea butter and a calming lemongrass and lavender scent, your skin will be clear and soft after use.
This Handy Phone Tripod is Like Having a Photographer With You
via: AmazonSure, selfies are great, but sometimes a selfie won't do. When you want to capture more than just the giant close up faces of you and a few friends, you have a couple of choices: 1) ask a stranger and be forced to accept their mediocre photography skills, 2) pick one of your group to not be in the photo, or 3) get one of these flexible, little Phone Tripods that you can set up nearly anywhere and operate by remote control.
Make Makeup Fun Again With These Mermaid Makeup Brushes
via: AmazonRemember when you were first allowed to wear makeup, or, better, when you weren't allowed to but you and your friends did anyway? Back then, makeup was so much fun! It still is, really, and this set of Mermaid Makeup Brushes is here to remind you of that. The 11 piece set is certain to make anyone feel happily whimsical while applying makeup every day. Secure your spot as favorite aunt by giving this to your tweenage niece! And why should kids have all the fun? At $10, you can pick up a set for yourself too.
For Quick, Easy, and Perfect Popcorn, Nothing Beats This Microwave Popcorn Popper
via: AmazonPopcorn is basically a perfect snack. It's healthy, incredibly more-ish, and the ideal companion to watching TV or movies. But, it's only actually healthy if you pop it yourself, and those bags of microwave popcorn do not count as homemade! Not to mention, it's far too easy to burn those bags of popcorn. This Microwave Popcorn Popper will have you rethinking popcorn from your microwave. It's made of glass, will not burn, will provide perfect popcorn in 3 minutes every time, and it's adorable.
This Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea Tin is Perfect For the Tea Drinker in Your Life
via: AmazonIf you're looking to round out a gift for a teacher, co-worker, or someone hosting a party, look no further than this Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea Tin. The attractive tin makes it easily gift-worthy, but it's what's inside that makes it a stand out. This blend of black teas, three types of cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet cloves is so aromatic and delicious that it will make a tea lover out of even the most die hard coffee drinker. With nearly 800 mostly 5-star reviews, this tea is a sure thing crowd pleaser.