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Promising review: “These are exquisite! The care and thought that clearly went in to designing them is just so so wonderful to see. I wasn’t expecting them to be very good quality and just decided to purchase as a little novelty item for my Golden Girls collection. But wow! The cards feel really good in hand. I can’t convey just how happy I am with this deck of cards. They are beautiful and I love them. The Joker card was a funny surprise.” —Angela
You can even make it a DIY gift set by adding in a waffle mix. I’d recommend my personal favorite, Birch Benders buttermilk pancake and waffle mix — just need add water and oil (aka you don’t need to have eggs in the house!).
Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in eight colors, plus heart-shape, skull, pineapple, and pumpkin-shape waffle makers).
Promising review: “Definitely one of the best purchases I have made on Amazon so far. Just as described, it is a mini waffle-maker. Because of its size, it works quicker than a normal-sized one so even though you can only make one small waffle at a time, each waffle should be done in about a minute or two. The interior is also non-stick so it is really easy to clean, which was a huge bonus for me. On top of that, it comes with a little instruction pamphlet that tells you how to use it and and includes recipes and recipe ideas! Personally, I love it; it’s what I wanted and more.” —Cristal M.
And you’re going to want to buy it for decades to come — according to an Amazon question answerer, “I cannot tell you exactly how many years we’ve been using/enjoying this calendar—perhaps 30—and don’t recall any repeats.”
I’ve already ordered mine — I bought the 2019 and 2020 versions and L O V E D them all year long! Check out my review for more info.
Get it from The Film Artist on Etsy for $12+ (available in eight sizes and 20 background colors).
The Film Artist is a feminist Etsy shop making women-centric prints and posters of film and TV characters and real-life icons.
Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in gold, rose gold, and silver and all 26 letters — plus a small initial size).
Promising review: “I love this necklace it looks just like the famous clothing store who sells the same thing. It’s a fraction of the price and seems to be good quality.” —Mrs Hill
You get two of each of the five kinds: peach (for moisture), papaya (for exfoliation), litchi (for brightening), mangosteen (for calming), and almond (for nutrients).
Get the set of 10 from Amazon for $8.998 (available in two sets of 10 and one of 20).
Promising review: “I bought these on a whim and I fell in love. I have really dry skin and these soften and hydrate my skin. I have turned all my girlfriends to these masks as well!” —Christine Sunny
Promising review: “This fidget spinner is a hefty little toy! I was expecting a cheap toy for my son but it was so much more! Great quality and spins really well. We have all really enjoyed this spinner!” —Awesterlund87
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Promising review: “It is a great little bag to just throw on and go!! It can hold my cell phone, my credit cards plus the little extras like lipstick and keys. This bag is great for errands and running around to my kids’ sporting events. The feel of the bag is great and seems quite durable. I will be buying a couple of these bags for my teenage daughters!!” —zammama
And btw, this was one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2018 — check out this year’s list for more!
Feliz Modern is a Latinx-owned brand based in San Antonio carrying all kinds of amazing home items, games, accessories and more — all perfect for gifting. Check out their full selection of trays here.
Promising review: “I ordered a pair of socks for a friend who worships her dog. I was not sure if the socks would be fabulous, but I figured for $15, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if they weren’t. LOL! These socks are so fabulous! The picture of puppy Sophia Loren came out perfect on the socks. Creating doggie socks will now be the gift I give everyone who has a dog!” —Kathy Posner
Promising review: “Comfortable, soft and cute! Gives enough darkness for a peaceful sleep without feeling suffocated like I have with other sleep masks. The elastic is secure but not too tight.” —K. Garrett
Promising review: “Very sturdy and yet beautifully made ring. My teen daughter loves wearing it and leaving secret messages for us to decipher. It fits her well, and is easy to manipulate to solve the codes.” —Jessica
Promising review: “This facial cleansing brush is everything it’s cracked up to be. I’m impressed with its ease of use, simple construction, good grip, removable soft brush head (for faster drying), the exfoliation head and how well it works. I actually look forward to spending five minutes cleansing my face with this brush. It’s fun.” —Rick Richardson
Promising review: “Super easy to use, makes a mean cup of joe, and is nowhere near the price of a Chemex. I use mine on a daily basis and would absolutely recommend this product to any of my coffee loving friends.” —Brad Lemons
Get them from Amazon or Wrap Life for $16 each (available in seven colors; also available in a larger size head wrap for $26)
Wrap Life is a Black-owned business that makes hair wraps and bands — and they have tons of tutorials on their site to help you create tons of amazing styles!
This was one of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2020 — check out our roundup of things under $50 for more picks.
Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors plus a style that says “if you can read this bring me wine”).
Promising review: “These socks are perfect for wearing this time of season (especially with nonstop hallmark movies!) got these as a gift and my mother loves them! good condition and fast delivery!” —Annaleen Bautista
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These have controls built onto the headband and are wireless for convenience, and they fold up for compact storage in your pocket or bag.
Promising review: “I hesitated to order these earmuff headphones because of mixed reviews, but I figured if nothing else, they would be good earmuffs, and they are. Not too tight, not too lose. They also produce pretty great sound to accompany me on winter walks. I mostly listen to podcasts and the quality is perfect. It wouldn’t be the highest fidelity for music, as it is a tiny bit muffled.” —A. Jones
Get a set of four boxes (two pink, two blue with 50 sheets each) from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in packs of two and six).
Promising review: “Exactly what I wanted! Hands feel very clean after wash! Highly recommend! I read other reviews and decided these had the best reviews, those reviews did not disappoint! Each sheet of soap produces enough soap to give the comfort of knowing your hands are throughly clean. We liked our first order so much that we bought 10 packs for my fiancé’s work crew to help make keeping their hands clean during this pandemic! ( he’s a delivery driver/repair tech). If you have wanted to try something like this product, I highly recommend this brand!” —Clippin4you
Promising review: “I purchased this as a gift for my friend who is a fantastic cook–she uses fresh ingredients almost exclusively — but pressing fresh garlic is a task usually delegated. No longer — Gracula is there for her. She uses him nearly every time she needs garlic (which is basically daily) and months later still makes a point of saying how much she enjoys the gift. I’m pretty sure she likes it better than other gifts I’ve gotten her which were more expensive/thought out, and I’m fairly certain it’s what took me from “good friend” to “best friend,” but it be that way sometimes.Anyway, definitely recommended for people who cook with garlic and have a sense of humor.” —L
Gifts by Ells is an Etsy shop based in Portsmouth, U.K. specializing in air fresheners and mugs inspired by pop culture.
This has two USB ports to charge two devices at a time, and it holds enough juice to charge THREE iPhone 8s — so it’s OK if they forget to charge *this* bb all the time too.
Promising review: “This thing is amazing and I’d give it 20 stars If I could!! You will NOT be disappointed! My phone was at 48%, I plugged this in, and in 45 minutes it was up to 100% with plenty of charge left in the charger bank!! I plug it in at night after I use it and it’s fully recharged in a couple of hours — and it has awesome light to show you how much it’s charged. It’s flat and fits in my purse or pool bag perfectly. The quality is fantastic and better than any other bank I’ve owned!!” —shayk
Promising review: “We drink this almost nightly and we do it year round. When I die, cremate me and put me in a Cadbury Drinking Chocolate tin.” —Majombaszo
Promising review: “The speaker is very cute. A perfect little speaker. This is exactly why you will get surprised how good this little guy sounds. The bass is very deep for the size of the speaker, yet the bass does not overwhelm the treble, so the speaker sounds clear. The sound this small speaker puts out truly is amazing. It charges quickly and with Bluetooth tech it is truly portable. A rich full sound, totally satisfied. I LOVE THE COLOR!!Highly recommended.” —jingyuan jiang
Promising review: “When I had guests over they kept commenting about the funny/unique design! LOL! Will most likely buy these again because they work great at absorbing the condensation from cold drinks! I like that it goes with any décor too.” —Grecia Ayon
Promising review: “Love this little thing! I have every thing you can think of at home for making coffee and espresso… Well I love the Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew with foam. I set out to make my own. Well I can now make cold foam thanks to this little tool. Love it!” —Gav’s mama
Promising review: “I absolutely love this wallet. I needed a new travel wallet, and this holds everything I need all in one place, and it still closes nicely and stays flat! Boarding pass, passport, ID and credit cards, money, checked baggage tickets, receipts, etc! Yet it doesn’t bulk up or look like an overstuffed mess. Just amazing. The description says it only holds US money, but I just used the boarding pass flap to hold all my Japanese Yen (¥), which are larger. I didn’t use the zippered pocket for coins as I much prefer a separate coin purse for that sort of thing. I definitely recommend to anyone who travels a lot!” —Anthony Luu
Get them from Amazon for $19.95 (they fit up to a women’s size 8.5; also available in a size up to men’s 11).
Promising review: “Got these for my mom during her hospital stay. We had fun with the nurses and doctors, hiding my mom’s slippered feet under the sheets, and then complaining of swollen feet. When they pulled back her sheets, most of them gasped and then laughed and laughed. Its nice to have some humor during difficult times.” —Wendy Salerno
Just place the infusion bag in a container (like a mason jar) with whiskey. Infuse for at least three days, then just take out the bag and make your drink!
Get it from InBooze on Etsy for $15 (available in 10 flavors and varieties — the blackberry gin smash is calling my name!).
Promising review: “Delish! We had a bourbon that we weren’t crazy about, so we decided to infuse it with this kit…wow, what a difference. Completely turned the bourbon from one we kept at the back of our liquor cabinet to one we finished off within days after the infusion was done. We liked that the kit didn’t make it too sweet. Really nice balance of flavors. Will definitely get again!” —Colleen Olfenbuttel
InBooze is a Black woman-owned Etsy shop based in Michigan. All their packets are handmade, filled with dehydrated fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs — and each kit is enough to infuse 8 to 10 cocktails. Bottoms up!
The set comes with a double old-fashioned glass and a silicone mold to make the wedge of ice.
Promising review: “We absolutely LOVE these whiskey wedge glasses. They are simple to use, durable, and are such a hit at dinner parties and cocktail hour. The wedge stays solid for a very long time and melts at the appropriate pace so as to not water down your drink. The bourbon drinkers around here are very pleased with the water melt ratio in this glass and we have since ordered three more to add to our first purchase! Highly recommend!!” —Haley E.
And it comes with a 32-page, illustrated booklet all about goats, making this product the G.O.A.T. itself.
Promising review: “This little piece of screaming plastic has created an excellent outlet for resolving frustrations in our home. Every time a conflict or struggle arises we push the little goat, get a gratifying screech, chuckle and move on throughout our day. No regrets on purchasing this. When you get one, get four or five because you’re going to want to share with family and friends.” —Amazon Customer
Learn more about the brilliance of this in If You Need A Quick And Easy Gift, This Screaming Goat Is The Answer.
If you’re looking for something bigger, they also make a sweatshirt version for $27.99 (which I myself own and love).
Promising review: “This is the first pin I’ve ever bought. I bought it for a friend at work that says this to me all the time, I wanted to keep it for myself though. Amazing quality and detail. I’ll definitely be looking at this shop again when I want to buy one for myself.” —Elle
Public Roots is a Nashville-based Etsy shop that also makes a David Rose tea towel that says “warmest regards.”
Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 11 colors, and in packs of two at a slight discount — how *convenient*.)
Promising review: “This is the best, cutest hat. And so warm with the fleece inside. I got so many compliments in the sub-zero weather. My head is large (not disproportionately, however I don’t like hats that are too tight) and the fit is perfect. My friend even wanted the link so she could order one in a different color! I recommend this, two-day shipping, arrived just in time. I would buy from this seller again.” —April Johnson
Get a box of 20 pretzels from Li-Lac Chocolates for $19 (available in milk and dark chocolate).
Promising review: “Order these for my wife’s birthday or valentine’s day every year. They are her favorite since growing up near Li-Lac on Christopher Street in the village. I just hope she shares with me because they are delicious!!” —Siobhain B
They even *look* like the villains’ face when you put them on. The set includes Cruella, Maleficent, and Ursula, so tell them to start perfecting that evil cackle.
Each silicone mold makes two at a time, so you and a ghoulfriend can enjoy your scotches together.
Promising review: “I was looking just to make fun ice cubes for parties and came across this. I was a little skeptical at first but followed the directions and wow! The ice came out in skull shapes perfectly. Removal from the silicone tray was simple. These are great for parties or for everyday use as they last longer than regular ice cubes.” —RJM 73
Twisted Egos is an LGBTQ+-owned Etsy store based in West Hollywood making pop culture–themed masks, keychains, pins, and more.
We’re talking five matte, nine shimmer, and four duo-chrome shades, all super pigmented and with minimal fall-out.
Promising review: “I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THE QUALITY. There’s almost zero fallout, extremely pigmented colors, blends creamy like butter, and the colors are beautiful. This rivals any of my Too Faced palettes — in fact far less fallout. These are the same quality if not better than my Urban Decay. Seriously not kidding. AND rivals my Kat Von D palettes. I rarely review anything, but this deserved a review.” —Chandra
It includes 10 punch-out paper dolls from the first eight seasons, plus 64 pages of outfits!
Promising review: “This might be one of my favorite Amazon purchases to date! These clips are adorable, the quality of each is so great for the price, and there are so many options that are perfect for mixing and matching. I usually put two clips in my hair and they stay in great all day. I’ve been wearing these clips for weeks and none of them have broken or tarnished in any away. They are the perfect accessory! I highly recommend.” —Madison Meehan
Gold Half Moon Co. is a woman-owned Etsy shop making all the Bravo merch of your dreams. I have a few items from their shop, and I love every single one of them.
Get them from Amazon for $19.95 (available in women’s sizes 5–12 and in men’s sizes 7–15 for $19.95, listed separately).
Promising review: “Move from slippers to loafers to boots — I cannot be without. Just bought a second pair and will probably get a third pair. I use them in my Ara loafers & sneakers, my well-worn UGG slippers and boots, anytime I want to feel dreamy, soft comfort. They can be trimmed if needed, you know; and you can remove the existing insole to use as a pattern.” —Frozenaddict
Promising review: “Look, I wanted the pink one with every fiber of my being but this purple marble is exactly what I had in 1993. I love this something fierce. It is every bit as glorious as I remember it. All of my girlfriends are getting one for Christmas. Pro tip: you could even hide a liquor bottle in the bottom of the trays and no one would be the wiser. The only bad thing about this is that they call the line ‘vintage,’ which makes me feel like I have a case of the olds and I’m only 37.” —Suzy Goodwin
Promising review: “I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn’t clumpy at all, and makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I’ve never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn’t waterproof, I’ve definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without them smudging or running down my face. All in all this is my new holy grail mascara, and I’m thrilled!!” —Sophie Johnson
Promising review: “Extremely impressed with the high quality and great price of this scarf. DOES NOT look cheap…I own an Acne Studios wool scarf ($250 retail) and would say while this one is a bit lighter weight (still super warm and cozy) it is comparable in style, color and quality to my Acne scarf. Would definitely buy again—both for myself and as a gift.” —Natalie
The lists range from everything from “world cuisines to try” to “animals I’ve seen in the wild.”
There are a ton of Listography journals available for documenting your life in all sorts of ways. Check them all out to pick the perfect one for your friend or loved one!
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