Yes, the holidays are coming and they’re supposed to be about buying other people gifts – but you’ve survived this much of 2020 so frankly you could use some treats yourself. This list of 37 fun things to buy yourself has a bunch of inexpensive little pick-me-ups, and almost all are under $25 so you don’t have to feel guilty about getting yourself a lil’ something!
We could all use a little more joy in our lives these days, and what better way than awaiting a little something in the mail? In case you’re still wary about buying yourself presents during the giving season, these would also make great gifts for all the friends and fam on your list, too!
From a lipstick advent calendar to hot cocoa shower gel to an indoor s’mores maker, these little rays of sunshine are sure to add some happiness to the end of a very trying year!
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This Echo Dot Gives My Home A Futuristic Upgrade
I Love voice control technology. It always makes me feel like I’ve arrived in the not-too-distant future and makes everyday tasks twice as easy. This Echo Dot looks great on my counter and transports my home into the year 2050.
This Birthday Cake Face Mask Has Funfetti Sprinkles
I love incorporating a bit of fun into self-care, and what better way than this face mask that reminds me of Funfetti birthday cake? With rainbow sprinkles, hyaluronic acid squalane, and glacier water, it packs a moisturizing punch with a dose of fun! K-beauty is always so fun and inexpensive – you’re going to love this purchase for pampering.
These Book Nerd Socks Are So Cute
If you love books as much as I do, these book nerd socks should jump in your cart tout suite. Advertise your bibliophile side in rainbow colors to let the world know just how much you enjoy reading – the heart on the bottom of the socks is so cute for when you’re laid back with your feet up! They also have over 1K rave reviews for being simply spectacular.
This Yeti Lowball Keeps Your Brew Hot
For those that like just a little bit of coffee or tea at a time, this Yeti lowball is the perfect vehicle for your splash of caffeine. It comes in all the same colors as the big versions and works just as well to keep beverages hot or cold, but in a much cuter package. If you’re camping, you can even use it to enjoy a grown-up beverage by the fire at night, then coffee in the morning!
The Office Box Set Is Hilarious
Bad news: rumor has it The Office is leaving Netflix in 2021. The good news? You can snag your very own box set of the wildly popular TV series so you can watch at your leisure anytime you want! We could all use a little more joy this year, and this awkward, adorable comedy is just the ticket to get you belly-laughing every time you rewatch it.
This Baby Yoda Bluetooth Speaker Is Beyond Adorable
Baby Yoda is adorable as it is, but make him into a tiny Bluetooth speaker? Squee! This little guy gets great reviews for amazing sound quality for something so small. These 2-inch tall speakers can last for 4 hours of continuous play, and can also be used as a selfie remote.
This Lipstick Advent Calendar Is A Best-Seller
It’s going to be really difficult to wait patiently for each of the 12 days so you can open a new lipstick, but I’m going to try my hardest. This NYX lipstick advent calendar has a wide range of shades and formulas of their insanely popular lippies, including matte and satin. Oh, and it has almost 29,000 glowing reviews for its buttery, pretty glosses, and lipsticks. Treat yo’self!
This Pom Pom Throw Blanket Is So Snuggly
The colder months are upon us, but the good news is you can cuddle up with this cozy pom pom throw blanket for your next Netflix binge. It comes in 14 pretty colors, from mustard yellow to pale mint green, and has over 5,000 reviews for softness, warmth, and generous size. I can’t wait to curl up with all the holiday movies and a cup of cocoa with this cute throw.
This Indoor S’mores Maker Is So Handy
S’mores bring back warm summer memories during these chilly days, but you can’t make ’em in the cold November rain. With this indoor s’mores maker though, you can have the tasty, nostalgic treat all year round without freezing your butt off or getting wet! It’s electric, so you don’t need an actual fire making it safe for indoor use and even easy enough for kids to use. Almost 5,000 people are raving about this little gadget!
This Ring Indoor Cam That Gives Me Peace Of Mind
I’ve always been a worrier, so having home security helps me to sleep at night (which is difficult enough with a toddler). This Ring Indoor Cam is easy to install and allows me to see what’s going on in my house when I’m not there. And yes, I sometimes talk to my dog through the handy app. No judgments, please.
These Musician Playing Cards Are So Fun
If you want to level up your next card-playing session, try these musician playing cards for an entertaining change. They feature everyone from Amy Winehouse to Freddy Mercury to The Purple One done in brightly-colored illustrations. Each genre has a suit – hearts for pop, spades for rock n’ roll, diamonds for folk and country, and clubs for blues and R & B.
This Cute Mug Is Un-Bear-Ably Adorable
One can never have too many coffee mugs, especially when they’re as cute as this glass bear one. It’s functional as well as being adorable, too – the double-walled design keeps your beverages hotter or colder, and you don’t burn or freeze your hands! It also comes in more cute shapes, like a Christmas tree that’d be perfect for drinking hot cocoa.
These Sloth Straws Are Delightful
I drink vats of iced tea on the daily, and I’d love to sip my brew out of these reusable straws with little sloths hanging on for dear life! You get a set of two, so you can even share so you don’t feel so guilty about buying yourself something. They’d also make great stocking stuffers for a sloth-obsessed friend!
This Cat Hat Is A Public Service
Ok, so this isn’t technically for you to wear, but you’ll definitely reap the hilarious rewards after you put it on your cat! These fruit cat hats come in funny shapes like strawberry, banana, apple, orange, and watermelon – the fun part is you don’t know which one you’re gonna get! If you don’t have your own cat, you can check out the reviewer pics to see a host of disgruntled cats in all their undignified but riotously funny glory.
These Cat Socks Are So Furry
Continuing on the cat theme, keep your toesies toasty warm this winter with these fuzzy cat socks. I mean, warmth is a basic human necessity so it’s not like this is a frivolous purchase. No sir, these are required for toes in every cold climate once the temps drop and the long, gray winter sets in. They’ll bring a dose of cheer every time you look at them, so they’re performing mental health self-care as well!
This Hot Cocoa Shower Gel Is Delicious
Have you ever wanted to bathe in a cup of hot cocoa and marshmallows? I have. It’s so delicious when the steam envelops you in that unmistakeably cozy scent. Well now you can, with this Hot Cocoa and Cream shower gel from Bath & Body Works. Reviewers rave that when you lather up, it smells just like yummy chocolate and cream to conjure up those cozy memories of sitting in front of a fire around the holidays.
This Confetti Nail Polish Is So Festive
Hey, you made it another day in the hellscape that is 2020 – good for you! It’s time to celebrate the little victories, and this confetti nail polish is a perfectly festive way to do so. The rainbow sprinkles on a creamy white base go with everything and reviewers love how easy it glides on. Sometimes polish with glitter or other adornments can be a pain to take off, but not this one!
This Cosmetic Bag Gives You A Compliment
In case you need a reminder, this cosmetic bag is here to tell you you’re like, really pretty. Store all your beautifying tools and makeup in this fun little bag so you’ll get notified daily how attractive you are. And it’s also in the handmade product category on Amazon, so you can feel good about supporting a maker!
This Zodiac Necklace Is So Dainty
I love wearing dainty accents like this gold zodiac necklace – they make a quiet statement and go with everything. I’m picking up this little treat in my sign, but I’m also getting a handful more for my friends and family since it’s such an easy, thoughtful gift that says you remember their birthday too! It comes attached to a little card that has some tidbits of insight about the sign so the presentation’s just right for gifting.
This Furbo Dog Camera Is A High-Tech Way To Pamper Your Pooch
If you’re both a tech junkie and a pet lover, this Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera, and 2-Way Audio was designed with you in mind. It allows you to keep an eye on your fur baby for added peace of mind when you’re away. Bonus: It even dispenses treats!
This Chocolate Spread Is Better Than Nutella
Better than Nutella, you say? I do, and it’s not blasphemy either! This smooth Chocti chocolate spread only has four ingredients: cocoa, dates, vanilla bean ghee, and a sprinkle of coconut sugar, making it a pure way to indulge your cravings. Have it on ice cream, on your morning toast, it’ll pretty much make anything better. It fits well with a lot of specialized diets, too – it’s lactose-free, paleo-friendly, FODMAP friendly, and contains iron, fiber, and omega fatty acids so basically it’s a health food.
This Dish Brush Livens Up A Boring Chore
Doing Dishes. Meh. I didn’t think there was a way to make this task more enjoyable, but turns out there is! This cheerful dish brush and vase stand is a cute addition to your sink-side accessories that doubles as quirky decor. It comes in red, orange, or pink, so you can get all three and rotate through as the mood strikes! It’s also a great gift for your friend that’s always hosting parties at their house and cleaning up after everyone’s gone.
This Cactus Humidifier Takes Up No Room
My skin gets so dry in the cooler months, but I hate how much space our large humidifier takes up. Problem solved – this little tabletop humidifier does a great job of adding moisture to the air without taking over your whole desk or bedside table. It’s ultra-quiet so it won’t disturb your work or sleep, and it has an automatic four-hour shutoff for safety. And it’s totally cute.
These Dryer Balls Cut Drying Time
What’s more disappointing than removing a load of laundry from the dryer and discovering it’s still damp and smells mildewy, requiring a re-wash? Pretty much nothing. Never fear, these cactus dryer balls pretty much ensure that’ll never happen to you again since they help laundry dry faster and the little spines fluff up and aerate so you don’t need to use fabric softener. These little guys have over 2,000 rave reviews because they actually work so well, reviewers can’t believe it!
These little guys do sell out all the time so if they happen to be unavailable we do recommend these Puffer Fish dryer balls.
These Reusable Ice Cubes Are So Handy
I drink iced tea every day all year round, which means I go through a lot of ice. Problem is, my drink gets watered down because I’m never able to drink it while it’s still cold thanks to demands from the kids and other things that pull me away from my precious caffeine. These reusable ice cubes solve that problem since they don’t melt! Which would also be really helpful in adult beverages and cocktails, too now that I think of it…
This Heart-Shaped Pan Cooks Eggs Perfectly
I wouldn’t save this heart-shaped skillet just for Valentine’s Day, I’d use it year-round for cute, fun breakfasts for the kids and my husband. It can fit two eggs which is just the right amount for making personal omelets, fried or sunnyside up renditions. Of course, it’s also fun for special holiday brunches so your favorite cook’s sure to appreciate it, too.
This Tea Infuser Is Adorbs
I’m so in love with this cute tea infuser to add a little dose of cheer to bleary mornings. You can choose from flamingo, unicorn, or swan to float upon your mug and brew the perfect cuppa. It’s also super easy to clean, which I can’t say for all tea infusers, so that’s definitely a bonus!
This Pumpkin Pancake Maker Is Seasonally Appropriate
It’s pumpkin spice season, which means all things fall are hot, hot, hot. This pumpkin pancake maker is the most adorable way to have a festive breakfast, whether you’re actually putting pumpkin in your batter or not. It also comes as a waffle maker, round or heart-shaped, and has tons of great reviews.
These Sticky Notes Will Keep You More Organized
Staying organized is something I’ve been failing at since we’ve been stuck at home for so many months. I definitely need help in that department, so I’m turning to these little sticky notes that range from “To Do” to “To Buy” to “To Put Off” among other categories. This would also be a great gift for coworkers that could use a little organization in their lives!
This Tabletop Vacuum Sucks
You wouldn’t think this little desktop vacuum would actually work, but boy does it! I’m an unapologetic desk eater, and this thing works to pick up all my crumbs and spills on my desk and keyboard. Plus, it comes in cute animal shapes so you really can’t lose with this one. White elephant gift for the office, perhaps?
This Taco Holder Is Pure Fun
I bought this dinosaur taco holder as a birthday gift for a 5-year-old, then immediately after he opened it I wanted one for myself. No time like the present to jazz up Taco Tuesdays around here. It’s great for kids and clumsy adults because it holds the taco while you fill it so you get fewer spills and taco shell breaks. As the kids say, YOLO so why not!
These Bear Oven Mitts Are Rawr-some
I always like when utilitarian kitchen items bring a little humor to the room, so I’m a big fan of these bear claw oven mitts to spice things up. The paw “pads” are made from heat-resistant silicone, so your hands are protected whether you’re cooking, grilling, baking, or what have you. They come in brown bear or polar bear styles which are equally awesome, so it might be tough to pick your fave.
These Boot Toppers Are Incredibly Cozy
I like wearing tall boots in the fall and winter, but sometimes it gets cold or the boot rubs against my leg in an uncomfortable way. Problem solved – these cozy boot toppers provide a layer of protection from friction and chilly temps, and look pretty darn cute doing it. These would also make the perfect stocking stuffer for the fashionable peeps on your list.
These Makeup Brushes Are So Soft
Not only is it gorgeous, but this makeup brush set gets glowing reviews for being so soft. The dense, vegan, ultra-gentle brushes can also apply cream or liquid makeup without absorbing the product so you get your money’s worth out of the bottle! People love how affordable and effective these brushes are, often saying they’re better than big name brands.
This Grilled Cheese Toaster Is Everything
A toaster that makes grilled cheese? No way! I was so excited to find this gem because we love some toasty cheese sammies around here. My husband’s good at making them in a cast-iron skillet but frankly, I don’t want to go to all that effort. This is a much easier and faster way to get melty cheese in my mouth in the shortest amount of time possible, so it’s definitely my preferred way from here on out.
This Snail Soap Dispenser Is Equally Gross And Awesome
Forget boring soap dispensers, since I came across this snail-shaped one, I haven’t looked back since. It’s equal parts gross and awesome – you just push on its head to dispense the soap which looks kind of like mucus but just don’t think about that. It comes in a bunch of neutral colors and would look fabulous on your bathroom counter – my kids are obsessed with it! It also generates less waste since it’s refillable, so it’s a good buy for eco-friendly, outdoorsy types.
These Organ Erasers Will Make You Smile
Typically organs are not something I’d consider cute…until now. This set of organ-shaped, rainbow little erasers is such a cheerful pick-me-up since they’re just all so happy! Add some color and fun to your office supplies or get them for a budding doctor or actual one.
These Bamboo Utensils Are All You Need
I don’t know about you, but our wooden kitchen utensils need replacing often and it’s way past time to do so. No one wants whiffs of pasta sauces past while they’re spooning out something sweet! This set of bamboo kitchen utensils is a great way to freshen up your kitchen or your favorite cook’s – you get a spatula, slotted spatula, spoon, slotted spoon, and angled spatula which are basically the only tools you’ll need to get cookin. The bright handles are just a side benefit but totally make the look.
This Pancake Pilow Reminds Me Of Weekend Breakfasts
How cute is this little pancake pillow? It reminds me of cozy weekend mornings when my husband cooks pancakes for the kids and the smell wafts upstairs as I’m sleeping in. And since one of my kids is 99% pancake, she’d steal this pillow if I bought it for sure. Which is totally fine since it’d look just right among the stuffed animals on her bed.
These Gel Pens Are Excellent
I had a bunch of gel pens a couple of years ago but they’ve since all dried up and I miss doodling and coloring my grown-up coloring books. I’m so excited about this set – you get 120 colors (no duplicates!) in glitter, neon, neon glitter, metallic, swirl, and standard so there are so many options to choose from. And these have nearly 6,000 reviews for how smooth they glide and the value you get from this huge set.