38 Little Gifts To Get For Yourself

38 Little Gifts To Get For Yourself

Cranks up Julie Andrews singing “My Favorite Things.”

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A relevant cross-stitch kit that’ll give you a creative outlet to unwind with at the end of a no good, very bad day.

Grandma Be Wildin / Etsy

Includes instructions, color pattern, thread, fabric, hoop, and needle.

Promising review: “I am so happy I bought this! It lit a fire (haha) in me and I have bought more kits! I plan to hang this on our Christmas tree. The instructions we great. I still messed it up but I finished it and love it!! Just BUY IT!!” —Krista M.

Get it from Grandma Be Wildin on Etsy for $24.77.


A quick-drying liquid glitter eyeshadow that’ll transform your standard makeup routine into one worthy of a Hollywood star. You’re gonna look FABULOUS, darling!

elf Cosmetics

Promising review: “I bought the shade Flirty Birdy about a month ago and have been getting compliments left and right! It’s very easy to apply, but should not be blended with the fingers because it will diminish the glitter. Just blend it out with the applicator. Its actual package is a little smaller than expected but for $5 it’s a steal.” —Kristen78

Get it from e.l.f. Cosmetics for $5 (available in eight colors).


A Homesick Candle, so your entire living room will smell of your favorite place in the world: home. You can select from your favorite city, state, or even country.

@homesick / Via instagram.com

The next time your friends come over they’ll ask you, “Oooh, what’s that nice smell?” And you can happily direct them to your Homesick Candle that smells just like your favorite place on earth.

Promising review: “I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn’t sure about how it would smell but I figured even if he wasn’t a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don’t know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately. Definitely worth my money:)” —Bailey K

Get them from Amazon; city candle for $26.99 (available in 18 cities), state candle for $29.85 (available in 50 states), country candle for $29.75 (available in 10 countries).


My coworker AnaMaria Glavan is passionate about this product. Here’s what she had to say:

“Believe the hype: this magic bottle is proof that not all heroes wear capes. The creamy formula, which comes in blond, black, clear, and brown (which is what I used!), goes on smoothly and doesn’t require a lot of product to do the job. I used the wand to brush baby hairs in the beginning/middle of my brow upwards, and then brushed the longer, toddler-like hairs at the end of my eyebrows, sideways. And one coat was more than enough! Boy Brow does what exactly what the Glossier brand claims to do; it gives me a filled-in eyebrow that doesn’t look filled in. The finish looks natural, which is exactly what I wanted — my facial caterpillars have never looked better.”

Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four shades).


A clip-on selfie ring with three brightness settings that’ll let you channel your inner Kardashian. Flawless lighting at all times? Check.

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Promising review: “OH MY GOODNESS! I am obsessed! I bought these for gifts for two of my teammates but I’m keeping one for myself and ordering more. I was seriously shocked at how bright the lights are! I love that there are three settings. I compared it to my expensive ring light and for the price and the size of this its so perfect! Very happy with this order!” —Nichole Jane

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.


Organic coffee creamer, so you can enjoy the luxury of your favorite beverage without leaving your home (which is ideal, IMO).

lairdsuperfood / Via instagram.com

Promising review: “Amazing!! I have replaced my old yucky artificial creamer that I used for years to this and now my husband and I are ADDICTED. We feel so good. I drink more tea and stay hydrated. Thank you for making a product that is helping us along our health journey. I tell all my friends and clients about it. Spectacular!” —Candy C.

Get it frmo Laird Superfood for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).


A book lover’s journal created specifically to catalog (and criticize!) each novel you’ve read. It also includes a place to note your reading wish list, books they’ve lent out, borrowed, or bought, and inspiration for future reading.

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My mother-in-law gifted me this for Christmas and it has been sooooo satisfying to fill out. It’s been really fun to reflect on each book upon finishing it. It’s helped me stay on top of who I’ve loaned books to as well.

Promising review: “I do a lot of reading, and it becomes cumbersome sometimes to keep the books straight. This helps me with that. And when I’m talking with someone about a book I really liked, but I can’t quite bring up the title, I can consult my notes and find out what I need to know. There are separate sections in this journal. A two-page spread for each book you read where you can put pertinent details (author, number of pages, publisher, where you got the book on one side, and your notes and ‘review’ on the other side. A table of contents can show the books listed in that section so you don’t buy them again (something I have done more times than I care to mention. Another section is just to list the various books you’ve heard about and want to get later. You can mark them out as you get them. The journal is small enough that you can easily put it in your purse to carry with you. I really like this little book for organizing my reading life!” —Linda Keenan

Get it from Amazon for $11.01.


Versed’s Day Dissolve cleansing balm, because you’ve likely been telling yourself you need to update your skincare routine for months now — let’s do this.

versed / Via instagram.com

Promising review: “I absolutely love this cleansing balm! It melts away even the most stubborn waterproof mascara with zero tugging or residue left behind. Just amazing!!” —Y_ELLE55

Get it from Versed for $7.99+ (available in two sizes).


A set of feathery socks, so soft and luxurious you’ll feel like you’re walking on a cloud.


If Big Bird designed a pair of socks, these would be them. They’re so fuzzy and fantastic, and I definitely need to add them to my wish list.

Promising review: “Turns out I really hate wearing slippers; I go barefoot in the house all summer, but winter is too chilly for that, especially since I prefer to keep the heater on low, and wear a layer or two if necessary. So, icy feet… (Never wear shoes in the house.) These socks are perfect — I can wear them in the house all day and have warm toes. They’re comfy and they fit well. I have no idea how they’ll hold up, but so far, I love them!” —Katt13

Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in six styles).


Playful Star Wars beaded bracelets that are *totally* in right now and will likely become your favorite accessory.

DesignedinNeverland / Etsy

This Black-owned Etsy shop sells darling bracelets you’ll probably want to buy 10 of because everyone appreciates a well-curated stack! I love that Danielle (the owner) gives you the option to order custom bracelets with your own Disney sayings on them. Feel free to get some inspiration from her Instagram page.

Get it from DesignedinNeverland on Etsy for $15+ (available in 4 styles and 10 star bead color options).


Dr Teal’s “Soothe and Sleep” Epsom Salt for the ultimate spa night soak. Just bribe your roomie to feed you grapes and bring you champagne while you’re in the tub to take things to the next level of lavish living.


Dr Teal’s epsom salt is an important part of my pre-bedtime ritual. I’m a bath aficionado and have tried many (many) products in my tub — nothing compares to this classic. It has a heavenly lavender scent, relieves any aches and pains in my body, and helps me to relax overall.

Promising review: “Dr Teal’s is my favorite brand of epsom salts out there. This is a large bag and will last you a long time. The lavender scent is relaxing and not overpowering. It really helps me relax and sleep better at night.” —Nicole

Get two bags from Amazon for $21.07.

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Get it from BH Cosmetics for $14.40 (originally $18).

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If it were up to me, I would leave my Christmas lights up inside my home all year long. These twinkle lights are a great way to create that look without being overtly holiday-themed. Tinker Bell would certainly approve!

Promising review: “I saw a few pictures online of fairy lights with sheer curtains and loved the look. These lights in particular are perfect for what I was looking for. It gives off a warm cozy glow, and really adds a nice touch of oomph to the room.” —NG

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.


A jump rope designed to bring out the badass in you — and help you get in a great cardio workout.

Amazon, amazon.com

Uh, hello, there’s a skull and crossbones on the handles of this jump rope! So freakin’ cool! It is ideal for those interested in cardio training and is very lightweight — great for storing in your junk drawer and busting out when you’re ready to sweat. Plus, it has 4.9K five-star reviews on Amazon, so you know it’s legit.

Promising review: “Very good-quality materials are used, starting from the steel rope, which is encased in some sort of heavy-duty, slightly clear plastic to the smooth bearings. The finish of the rope is very slick and seems like it’ll hold up a long time. If you grab the handle and spin it, the bearing will go 10 revolutions easily, speaking to the quality of the bearings. I’ve only had it a couple of weeks and it is holding up great. For $10, probably one of the best ropes you can get. And from what I read about the owners of the company and their warranty, seems like these folks will be more than happy to get a new rope over to you ASAP if your current one breaks for whatever reason.” —Roman

Get it from Amazon for $16.


A hair scalp massager you can use to give yourself a soothing head massage in the shower while also applying shampoo and cleansing your scalp.

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I have one of these babies and it really is wonderful. Not only does it make me feel like I’m really getting in there while I’m washing my hair, but it also re-creates that feeling you get when your hairdresser massages your head while washing it. Ugh, so good.

Promising review: “Love this product! About five days before I received it I dyed my hair at home. As some of you may know who do the same, it’s difficult to get the hair dye out of your scalp. I scrubbed my hair for days with my fingers and it seemed like everything was gone because the water ran clear. When I received the product I was excited so I am immediately jumped in the shower to use it. To my surprise a ton of hair dye that was stuck on my head came off. Not only that, but my scalp feels breathable and clean. Definitely not greasy 24 hours later like regular shampooing would do for me. I would recommend this product.” —Lisa Agro

Get it from Amazon for $8.59 (available in three colors).


Glossier Cloud Paint, which will add a touch of color to your cheeks with a quick swipe of lotion-like formula. The packaging is reminiscent of Pantone color cards, adding an artsy chic element to your makeup bag!

Glossier, Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

My former colleague Sarah Han (as well as MANY other BuzzFeeders) is a big fan of this product. This is what she had to say:

“I wasn’t a blush person until I met Cloud Paint. Any other attempts at wearing blush always looked super unnatural and accented redness on my face that would, as you might guess, populate in the cheek areas. It was always too much or too little, no in between. Little did I know I needed to say goodbye to powder blushes and let ~gel-cream~ blush into my life. The gel-cream formula just blends so seamlessly, like no other blush I’ve ever used, and it’s a piece of cake to use. It doesn’t make pores look more apparent and just gliiiiides over your skin for a dewy-looking flush. And if I have too many glasses of wine, I can blame any flush on the blush.”

Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).


An inspirational notebook to use as a journal or planner, a must-have if organization and order soothe your soul (guilty).

CopperandBrassPaper / Etsy

It was *so* hard to choose just one notebook from this shop! It’s a Black-owned business filled with adorable Afrocentric paper goods and gifts. I’d also recommend the the file folder set and their keychains — so pretty.

Get it from CopperandBrassPaper on Etsy for $10.


A foot file that’ll transform your scaly dragon-like heels into soft soles that’ll be so smooth your partner won’t even recoil if you accidentally touch their leg in bed.

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Promising review: “This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I’ve tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I’ve worn socks to bed for years, because if I don’t the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes! — of rubbing it on my heel, it’s a complete 180. I never would’ve believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs.” —LBK

Get it from Amazon for $14.59.


Comfort Space’s Coolmax sheets made of a cooling microfiber anyone who has woken up with a pool of sweat in their cleavage will surely appreciate.


Promising review: “I used to get so hot and sweaty at night sleeping that I would get heat rash on my legs… since I’ve gotten these sheets, I’ve been so much cooler. These are the best sheets I’ve ever owned.” —Laura

Get them from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in twin–Cali king sizing and six styles).


A butt mask for a makeshift spa night with a twist your partner will really get a kick out of — with the added bonus of a smooth booty!

Amazon, bawdybeauty / Via instagram.com

Promising review: “I love these because great skin isn’t limited to just your face and neither should the products that facilitate it! These definitely infuse the area with essence like a facial sheet and offer a moisturizing, gently tightening effect so you know they’re working! I have tried other products designed for the same area and these were by far the best and least messy.” —fountainsoda

Get a single mask from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three styles).


A stainless-steel ring that doubles as a fidget spinner and can help keep you a bit more calm, cool, and collected in stressful times.

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Promising review: “I’ve had this ring for about two weeks now and just had to write a review. I’ve had the nervous/bored habit of picking at my fingers since I was a kid. I can’t remember the last time I’ve not had at least one nail bed torn up and bloody. For people with similar habits, I can’t recommend this ring enough. It’s a great, non-distracting way to redirect fidgety behaviors. I’ve worn it every day since receiving it and for the first time in years I have intact nail beds! Every time I catch myself starting to pick at a dry patch of skin or uneven cuticle on my finger, I rotate the ring a few times and the impulse disappears.” —KGL

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes 4–11 and seven styles).


A massage roller to apply acupressure on the bothersome parts of your feet and make them feel fantastic so you never have to give a foot massage again. You’re SO welcome.

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Promising review: “I’ve been having so many issues with my feet the last few years. My feet hurt so bad, it’s made me become a hermit. I’ve had tendinitis in both and now plantar fasciitis. I get foot cramps all the time. After just one day with this under my desk at work, I feel a huge difference. My feet no longer feel tight and painful. They feel tingly — in a good way. I look forward to being able to go for a walk and not have to rest along the way. I know it’s meant for feet but I may try it out on my calves. I also love that it’s small, looks nice and doesn’t slide around. I highly recommended this for anyone, foot issues or not, if you sit a lot. Nice way to keep the blood flowing when stuck at a desk.” —Vanessa Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $17.95.


A game of “Toilet Tag” that might actually make you look forward to going to the bathroom to see what fun fact your roomie may have revealed in their last visit to the john.


Promising review: “I’ve only had this game for about a week so my roommate and I have gotten through about 7–8 pages, but flipping through this thing I can tell we are in for a treat. We’ve never laughed so hard while going poo. I used to get on my phone immediately in the bathroom but this game is now the priority. Each page only takes 10–20 seconds to complete so don’t worry you’ll still have time to scroll Instagram but you definitely won’t want to as much because you’ll learn some crazy new things about your roommate. This is a must have if you live with someone.” —Tom

Get it from Amazon for $25.


A face mask embroidered with a Cinderella Castle design to keep you company until you can return to the Most Magical Place on Earth.

JeliBeansDesigns / Etsy

This mask has elastic ear loops, a pocket for a filter, and is made of 100% cotton.

Get it from JeliBeansDesigns on Etsy for $14 (available in adult sizes S–L, youth sizes S–M, 10 colors, and with or without an additional “believe” quote).


Exercise cards, so your workout will always already be laid out and waiting for you. Procrastination? I don’t know her.


I always try to map out my exercise plan before I hit the gym, otherwise I’ll idle around and wander aimlessly from machine to machine. I’m even more likely to waste precious time trying to find a routine to follow when I’m at home. These cards will solve your workout-planning woes immediately!

Promising review: “These cards are *amazing.* I love that I can schedule my workout week sensibly and safely — I really appreciate the tips on the backs of the cards! The calorie burn is accurate, if not a bit conservative. Lifting heavier will burn more, but the suggested burn is near perfect for lighter lift days. The HIIT and Core cards are such a nice bonus, too! My favorite part of this item is that I can do my workout at my pace without any annoying outdated music or chatting from a trainer, like you’d find on a DVD. I get burned out easily from repetition (as in, the same dry jokes or WOO! in a DVD), and have bagged MANY workout programs, but these cards are perfect for keeping me excited about my fitness!” —Lori McCarthy

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.


A Catbus mug you’ll cherish sipping tea out of on a particularly rainy day while wondering if Satsuki and Mei are somewhere waiting with umbrellas for their dad to get home in similar weather.

VillainVille / Etsy

Get it from VillainVille on Etsy for $13.01+ (available in two packaging options).


A cult-favorite mascara in a regal gold tube that’ll have your lashes looking flawless in all the Tik Tok videos you make this week.

viviennesabo / Via instagram.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE this mascara. I have very sensitive eyes and am highly devoted to my trusted brands. When a friend suggested this mascara I was curious, as she loved it. For the price point and how good it looked on her eyes, I thought ‘why not.’ Holy moly. I’m in love. It makes my lashes longer — looks like I’m natural but better — and has a thinner formula so it looks like I have a billion gorgeous lashes, and looks the same all day long. I cannot recommend this enough. It doesn’t rub during the day and give me that black eye look. It’s wonderful. Must buy.” —Katherine Ochsman

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.


A New York Times crossword puzzle book any word nerd would be delighted to own — just don’t expect to pay attention to anyone at all for the next week with the exception of asking whoever is available “what’s a three-letter word for flightless bird!?”


Promising review: “I love this thing! The print is nice and large, and the spiral binding is super nice. The paper is still newspaper-y which makes it feel like a newspaper crossword without having to lug around a newspaper. I use erasable pens, and they erase great. The boxes are plenty big enough for the letters and the crosswords are all appropriately ‘Monday’ difficulty. Great thing to have! Can’t wait to finish it and move on to Tuesday!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Think you’ll want more of a challenge? Try the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday versions of this book for increasing difficulty!


Flamingo lawn ornaments you’ll love so much you’ll want to name them and make them part of the family.


Promising review: “I recently bought a house, and decided to place these in the yard before my girlfriend (who also owns the house) came over after closing. These were awaiting her arrival and she got a laugh out of it. I’m sure the neighbors love us too — now they know exactly the classy type of individuals we are! They have been surviving the Colorado winter pretty well too.” —George

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.95.


An ironic garlic chopper inspired by Dracula you can count on to make you grin and prevent your fingers from smelling like pungent garlic all day. No promises about your breath, though.


You can also use it to chop nuts, fruits, and veggies!

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

Get it from Amazon for $17.30.


A set of nail stickers that’ll help you add a lil’ extra ~pizzazz~ to your at-home mani instead of spending half your paycheck on one in the salon.

Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Olive & June

I recently snagged these nail stickers, and it was such a fun way to add a little *somethin’-somethin’* to my manicure. I love doing my own nails but also enjoy the added flair of getting a fancy, artsy mani. These stickers check that box without breaking the bank — perfect for your pal who loves getting creative with their nails.

Get them from Olive and June or Target for $7.50.


A lil’ corgi succulent planter to pay tribute to your favorite dog breed — whether you actually own a pup or not.


Promising review: “What a cutey patootey! If you have a corgi owner/lover who you’d like to make happy, this is a great gift idea. I gifted it to myself! HAHA! I haven’t been especially gentle with it and it has stood up to being dropped a couple of times and moved from one office to another. Don’t use it for a badminton shuttlecock, but it can take some abuse! Did not put a plant in mine. Just have him sitting on a shelf at the back of my stove with the salt/pepper shakers so I can see this sweet face while I cook!” —horse lover

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.


Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, because if there’s one thing you might as well treat yourself too in the summer it’s a frozen treat.

jenisicecream / Via instagram.com

I recently had the pleasure of trying Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for the first time and was blown away by how freakin’ delicious it was. I personally like the dairy-free roasted peanut butter and strawberry jam pint (are you salivating yet?) but I don’t doubt that every single concoction they’ve come up with will bring a smile to your face.

Get four pints in “Jeni’s Delivery Box” from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for $48+ (available in 20 flavors).


Waterproof playing cards, so you can get a fierce game of Go Fish going without fear of the moment your kids inevitably spill their drink all over the table.


Promising review: “These playing cards are a HIT. I take them out with me for social events and when visiting people, even to the beach. We just play and play. So you can get them wet and they won’t soggy up and tear it just become a little hard to shuffle. It is so cool that they look like you can see right straight through them but you can’t.” —Tabitha

Get them from Amazon for $5.97.


A Ratatouille long sleeve you can wear while daydreaming about having your very own Remy to whip you up a delicious 5-star meal.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in sizes S–2XL).


A colorful BaubleBar ring you’d probably find inside the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.


Get it from Target for $12.99 (available in sizes 7 and 8).


And an enamel pin that’ll let the world know your favorite color or will simply allow you to honor Morticia Addams all year long (instead of just October).

Sweetandlovely / Etsy

When you realize you want every item in this list:

The Walt Disney Company

Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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