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    61 Gifts To Give Yourself If Your Secret Santa Failed You

    Like a pair of TikTok-famous fuzzy slippers and a foolproof cold brew maker with tens of thousands of 5-star ratings. 🎁

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    1. A pair of best-in-class Apple AirPods Pro, because your ears deserve the very best, and why not treat 'em during the holidays? These have excellent noise cancellation (bye bye, endless jackhammering on your street!), and if you're prone to losing small things, they come with a *super* helpful precision finding feature. 

    reviewer photo of one airpod in its charging case and one airpod next to the charging case
    reviewer photo of the airpods charging in their case, as indicated by a small green light

    They also come with four sizes of silicone tips to try on, and with the charging case you can get up to 30 hours of listening time!

    Promising review: "I work in an art studio where I paint in an airbrush booth. The vent fan for the fumes is so loud my ears would ring for hours after. I bought these AirPods Pro 2 and WOW! The ANC (active noise cancellation) completely removed the fan noise and also the sound of the air compressor. Even the hiss of the airbrush I was using! All I could hear was my music. The audio was amazing! I was blown away by the spatial audio. It was like being there. You turn your head and the different instruments sound like they are coming from different directions in the room. The sound is rich and clean, the bass full and deep. I’m just amazed. The tips fit my ears perfectly right out of the box. There is even an ear fit test you can do right in the settings to help you get the right fit. I’m so glad I bought these." —Myla

    Get them from Amazon for $229 (also available with Apple Care). 

    2. Or an affordable, TikTok-famous pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds reviewers say are legit AirPod dupes (they have 200,000+ 5-star ratings!). Not only do they deliver quality sound, they're also sweat- and waterproof, making them ideal for blasting your playlists during workouts. 

    reviewer holding the rose gold earbuds in their charging case
    model wearing a black earbud

    A single charge provides over 10 hours of usage, and the rechargeable case can have them fully juiced up in under two hours. 

    Promising review: "Okay these are by far the best earbuds I’ve ever used. No exaggeration. My husband had these in his Amazon cart a couple of months ago but never checked out. Well, it’s about to be Christmas soon, so I chose to get these on the sly for him. When they came in I wanted to make sure everything was working correctly before wrapping them up for Christmas. The sound quality is absolutely perfect, the noice cancellation is AMAZING! They were on low and the sound was crystal clear. I asked my 6-year-old son to talk so I could see how well they canceled out noise and I couldn’t hear him, so I told him to shout and I still couldn’t hear him at all. My husband will absolutely love these!! Also, now I need to get myself a pair as well! Definitely happy with my purchase!" —Ashley Haley

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in five colors) — don't forget to apply the coupon to save 20%!

    3. A highly rated Revlon hot air brush (with 250,000+ 5-star ratings!) that'll let you give yourself salonworthy blowouts at home — and quickly, too! No more juggling a round brush in one hand and a bulky hair dryer in the other. 

    reviewer photo of the black and pink hot air brush next to some hair clips
    reviewer with half of their hair natural and curly, and the other half blow-dried straight using the hot air brush

    Promising review: "I have mid-length 4c hair and this works perfectly! It doesn’t take too long to do. I started off on the low setting and went back over it with the cool setting. It really got the full length of my hair and my hair didn’t feel dry or damaged at all ( I rinsed it and used hair lotion and combed out my hair before I used the dryer)." —Jess

    Another promising review: "I kept seeing this all over social media. I assumed it was a gimmick and I wasn't going to love it, let alone like it. I was going to use it, and figured with Amazon's amazing return policy I was probably gonna just return it. What do I have to lose? I have wavy/curly hair. Normally, my hair is still frizzy after I blow it out with a round brush and dryer. I have to add product to smooth it out and then go over with my iron. Not anymore. No more adding smoothing gels and serums that just weight down my hair, making it look dirty, or flat ironing it after. And...it feels so soft. And it lasts. Currently on day three of waking up with the best hair ever. What is this magical device?!?" —Kelli Michele

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

    4. Roomba robot vacuum, because what better gift than the gift of truly hands-free cleaning? As long as you take initiative and press the "on" button every once in a while, you're good. Thank yooou, technology. 🙏

    the roomba cleaning up floor dust against a wall with its bristles
    the roomba at the top of a staircase, with a graphic showing it can sense it's at a drop-off
    Amazon

    It's compatible with Alexa and runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically returning to its dock to recharge. 

    Promising review: "Life changing. My Roomba is one of my favorite things I have ever bought myself. It’s incredible! It cleans so thoroughly and I am so impressed by how well it cleans under furniture. As a two-cat owner who is not the best at maintaining a cleaning schedule, I can’t believe it took me this long to get one. It is also great on both carpet and hard wood!" —Katherine Hanson

    Get it from Amazon for $179+ (also available with a virtual wall barrier or replenishing kit).

    5. A supremely soft pair of fuzzy slippers you can keep by your bed so your precious feet won't have to touch a freezing cold hardwood floor first thing in the morning (the worst!). Plus, they're just really cute. 

    reviewer wearing the gray fuzzy slippers
    the pink slippers on a knit blanket

    Promising review: "These slippers are amazing! Discovered them on TikTok and went back and forth about ordering them but wow, they are so comfortable. I have barely taken them off since receiving them. They are so fluffy and stay on my feet surprisingly well when walking around the house. Can’t wait until more colors are in stock to get another pair." —MSumm

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and 10 colors)

    6. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook if you're a Quidditch enthusiast who loves making *magic* happen in the kitchen. It contains over 150 recipes inspired by foods and characters from the books — Treacle Tart or Kreacher's French Onion Soup, anyone? 

    the black and purple Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook cover with a cauldron on it
    Adams Media

    Even the cooking witch Mrs. Weasley herself would be impressed by these fanciful treats!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or Bookshop (to support local businesses) for $18.55.

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    7. A lightweight deep-tissue massage gun to help soothe those kinks you developed from putting together all of that DIY furniture you keep buying. 🙃 Less expensive than going to a masseuse, and you'll be able to unwind whenever you'd like in the comfort of home!

    model using the massage gun on their arm
    model placing the massage gun into a tote bag
    Amazon

    It comes with five massage heads and five speed levels to try out — and weighs just 1.5 pounds!

    Promising review: "I have had chronic issues with pain caused by severely knotted muscles. This massager changed my life! I have tried muscle relaxers, stretching, and many other things, but a couple of muscles in my upper back would just knot up with any stress, physical or emotional, and the pain was nearly constant. I used this for about a half hour on all of my muscles with the first use, and the effects were immediate and profound. Pain relief was instant, and occasional use for a couple of minutes to the affected areas has been able to maintain that relief. I loved it so much, I bought one for my brother, who says it is helping him tremendously, as well. I have charged my massager twice in the last two months, battery life is excellent!" —Patty S.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in four colors).

    8. And a foot-massaging machine with a heat function that'll give you a truly best-in-class foot-pampering experience. Who needs an SO when you've got this?

    model using the foot massager while sitting at a desk
    Amazon

    The detachable foot sleeves can be thrown into the wash to keep things from getting too smelly, and there are three kneading and squeezing intensity levels to choose from.

    Promising review: "This is an incredible machine for foot pain. It ranges in pressure from 'firm, relaxing massage' to deep kneading. I have issues with my feet and a lot of pain as a result, so I use the medium setting with heat for 15 minutes and then the high setting with heat for 15 minutes. Best 30 minutes of my day. The pressure can be intense at times on the high setting, however, it is exactly what my feet need. Very impressed." —veber

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in four colors). 

    9. A Hot Ones hot sauce set so you can be like Beyoncé and stash a bottle of your go-to condiment in allll of your bags. The sauces range in spiciness from 1–11 out of 10 (yikes!), so find yourself some wings, invite your friends over, and start reenacting your favorite YouTube series

    the hot sauce box set filled with ten hot sauce bottles
    Heatonist

    It includes 10 hot sauces from Hot Ones Season 19 (including Heatonist's own all-natural substitute for Da Bomb), a collector's box, tasting guide, and Hot Ones stickers!

    Promising review: "We used the pack to host a Hot Ones Challenge in our office, and it was as amazingly fun as we anticipated. Nearly all of the sauces received major praise, even as people were turning different colors and starting to deteriorate haha." —Nicole B.

    Another promising review: "It's only been two weeks but we took the challenge and finished it! We now use the sauces for just about everything, tacos, sandwiches, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And we tend to use more than one." —Angel F.

    Get it from Heatonist for $120.

    10. An extremely comfy Trtl travel pillow that'll prop your head up and prevent you from awkwardly dozing off on your flight neighbor's shoulder. 😬 Plus, it'll double as a scarf (planes are COLD), and it's much sleeker-looking than those puffy U-shaped pillows.

    Model wearing a red Trtl pillow while sleeping on a plane
    back of model with the red neck pillow attached to their backpack
    Amazon

    It also easily attaches to backpacks and luggage handles, weighs less than half a pound, and is machine washable!

    Promising review: "I can't stop recommending this pillow to all of my friends! It has let me comfortably sleep on flights that take place on the most uncomfortable airplane seats. On long flights, I always need to prop up my hand and I rest my head on it. But this method always ends with my arm falling asleep and I end up waking up every 30 minutes. Now this pillow provides that exact same support without needing my arms to prop me up! It's small enough to fit in your bag and doesn't take up much space." —Simona Krifman

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in four colors).

    11. A practical yet luxurious Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser so you won't have to do the walk of shame every time you leave your dentist's office. With seven flossing tips and 10 pressure settings, it'll give your gums the most satisfying deep-clean one can get in their own b-room — and it only takes 90 seconds a day! Plus, there's even a massage feature...👀

    the blue Waterpik flosser on a bathroom counter
    model using the black Waterpik flosser
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm a dental hygienist and have known about the research with the Waterpik for years, and have seen how effective it is when recommending it to patients, but I just bought this for myself and I love it. When used for three seconds straight in between teeth, this product has been proven to be just as effective as floss while also flushing out any food debris or other irritants from below the gums and massaging them as well. You have to use the Waterpik and experience how well your gums feel afterward to believe it. Do yourself a favor and buy this product, whether you have severe periodontal problems or are perfectly healthy. The attachments that come with this make it perfect for anyone to use. It may get a little messy, but it's well worth investing in and getting a little wet while using to get the benefits this product has to offer. Another trick is to put mouthwash in the water reservoir and use it, diluted or not, to really get it below the gum, which normal swishing won't do. Throw in an electric brush and you have the perfect combination for a happy, healthy mouth." —Johnnybombplate

    Get it from Amazon for $68.61+ (available in four colors).

    12. A mini biscuits with the boss candle that'll fill your living space with the delicious scent of Ted Lasso's famous shortbread. It even comes in the signature pink "box" from the show. Every season is cookie season, after all!

    The pink biscuits with the boss candle lit up, on a desk surrounded by office accessories
    Hunny Bee Home / Etsy

    Hunny Bee Home is a small biz that sells funny candles, ornaments, and household accessories inspired by pop-culture and beyond. 

    Promising review: "Holy moly this candle smells amazing! It was a Christmas gift, but I had to do a smell test before sending it to its new home! Not only was I impressed with it, but it was the gift of the day for the receiver! Just purchased another because she wants one for her birthday, too!" —Rachel Grace

    Get it from Hunny Bee Home on Etsy for $22.99

    13. Or a Birthdate Co. candle with fragrances inspired by the day you were born so you can get better acquainted with yourself via scent. It also includes information about your personality, including your strengths and weaknesses (not that you have any...).

    the january eighteenth candle on a pile of gold and white confetti
    Five of the birthdate candles arranged around various gift boxes and packaging
    Birthdate Co.

    Birthdate Co. is a small biz that, in addition to their popular birthdate candles, also makes birthdate books designed to help you discover more about your personality. 

    Promising review: "I love this candle so much! I want to get one for every single person I know. The scent is incredible, and the personalized information about that birthdate is so interesting and fun to read. I’m obsessed with birthdays and the zodiac so this is the PERFECT gift in my eyes! Thanks so much for an amazing product." —Bailey E.

    Get it from Birthdate Co. for $47.99 (originally $59.99; there's one for every day of the year). 

    14. Plus a VERY handy and nerve-calming electric lighter, because I can't be the only one with a sliiight (read: major) phobia of using matches. This will help you light all of your favorite candles with confidence, save you money on lighter fluid, and easily reach low wicks in those super narrow candle holders. 

    hand using the pink electric lighter to light a candle in the shape of a birthday cake
    reviewer holding the pink electric lighter next to two lit candles

    It's rechargeable, and can be used to light hundreds of candles on a single charge!

    Promising review: "It is so elegant, but practical. I use this to light my aromatic candles and it is without a doubt very safe. Great as a Christmas gift for anyone." —Anita Allen

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five colors). 

    15. Our Place's SWOONWORTHY Always Pan if you love cooking *and* having pretty kitchenware — you really can have it all! Its lovely minimalist aesthetic will look stunning on your stove, and it'll also inspire you to try new things with its seven cooking functions. 

    GIF of someone taking the lid off the pink Always Pan and lifting a steamer basket filled with dumplings out of the pan
    the maroon always pan on a table with glasses and other accessories
    Our Place

    Essentially, it's an all-in-one kitchen tool, since it's designed to braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, serve, and store. Plus, it comes with a wooden spatula and metal steaming basket!

    Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping writer Taylor Steele has to say about the Always Pan: "As someone who neither enjoys cooking nor is particularly good at it, the Always Pan has made being in the kitchen feel like less of a chore. Having one pan that can do everything means I don't have to second-guess every cooking decision I make. I can boil and prepare pasta in it. And I can roast Brussels sprouts. And I can make the perfect fried egg. And I can steam dumplings. The best part is that everything slides so seamlessly out of the pan and onto the plate, which also makes clean up super fast and easy. Both the amateur (read: reluctant) cook and the more seasoned chef will enjoy creating fan favorites and new recipes in the Always Pan!"

    Also, BuzzFeeders LOVE this pan: seven of our team members shared their thoughts in our Always Pan review, saying they loved everything from its nonstick coating and lightweight feel to its *gorgeous* design.

    Get it from Our Place for $99 (originally $145; available in seven colors).

    16. And for an oven-safe option, a reasonably priced 6-quart Lodge Dutch oven so gorgeous (those color options!), you'll forget you ever lusted over that pricey Le Creuset altogether.

    the lavender Dutch oven on a wooden table next to assorted kitchen tools and ingredients
    overhead shot of a loaf of bread in the dark blue Dutch oven
    Amazon

    A beloved kitchen brand in its own right, Lodge is known for its durable cast iron cookware, and this Dutch oven is no exception. It's coated in enamel for easy cleanup, and can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit — though it's also a pro at trapping in juices for tender braises and retaining heat for evenly cooked roasts. You can even use it to bake bread! To help prevent the enamel from chipping, be sure to avoid using with metal kitchen tools, and always wash by hand with non-brasive cleaning products.

    Promising review: "I've used many Le Creuset pans and had great results with almost all. I was getting ready to replace a 4.5-quart Dutch oven after 20+ years of regular use because the enamel was starting to wear thin, creating a hot spot that scorched the food, when I found the Lodge enameled cast iron. I was skeptical, but gave it a try and so far — only a month or two — it's every bit as good as the Le Creuset, and cost about a third as much." —Rootlesscosmo

    Get it from Amazon for $79.90 (also available in five other sizes and 27 colors).

    17. A yummy-smelling tube of Glossier's Balm Dotcom to stuff in your stocking, since it'll keep your puckers from getting too chapped during the harshest time of year.

    three tubes of mango lip balm surrounded by mango popsicles
    model applying the balm to their lips with their finger
    Glossier

    Promising review: "Amazing! I got it for myself for Christmas. It smells wonderful! It feels so nice in my lips and it gives the perfect golden and subtle tint. It was so good that when my friends tried it, they immediately went to buy it. Would 100% rebuy." —Maia

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in five scents).

    18. And a double-sided exfoliating lip brush that'll keep those kissers feeling nice and soft, even when winter has...~other~ ideas. Not this year, Jack Frost!

    A model holding three lip scrubbing brushes
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Game changer. Way better than my previous method of fingers then a washcloth. This scrubs away all the dry lippy skin, especially in the winter months, so that your balm can really penetrate and make your lips super moisturized and soft." —Travis Reese

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    19. A fan favorite Hydro Flask tumbler for keeping your hot bevs hot and your cold bevs cold when you take 'em on the go. The color options are so fun!

    model drinking from the blue tumbler while backpacking while another model looks on
    model holding the blue tumbler by its handle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I went on a 3,600-mile solo motorcycle trip in late August from LA to Denver, 120-degree heat. Filled the flask up with ice and water. Every two hours I'd stop and soak my neck cooling scarf with ice cold water and pour some on my head and back. Keep on riding. The ice stayed frozen for hours, if not the whole day. Very easy to fill with ice and water. Pretty sure it will be great to bring a bunch of hot tea in on winter days. My other Hydro Flask keeps coffee boiling hot all day." —Yury Sakovich

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95+ (available in four sizes and 16 colors). 

    20. A splurge-worthy towel warmer so you can have that tingly spa experience right at home 🥰. Seriously, this will become your new "Whatever did I do without this?" favorite thing and getting out of the shower will never be the same. 

    model taking a towel out of the towel warmer
    the towel warmer in a bathroom with the 15 minute timer set
    Amazon, Amazon

    It fits two large bath towels at a time and you can program the heat in 15-minute intervals up to an hour.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this warmer. I got this as a Christmas present for myself and use it every time I shower. It is definitely worth the price. I usually put clothing inside first, unravel a towel and place it in next, then turn the warmer on before I shower. In 15–20 minutes, the towel is HOT. If you’re contemplating purchasing this warmer, do yourself a favor and submit your payment ASAP!" —Brittvny Thomvs

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    21. A lipstick-sized cordless portable charger, which will reeeally come in handy when your phone's at 7% battery and...there are no outlets in sight. It'll give you extra juice while you're out and about, and it's *so* much sleeker than those bulky block chargers.