Gifts That Basically Everyone Will Want


Just remember these are gifts and not meant for you (but I won’t tell anyone if you decide to gift yourself).

Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Christmas, shipping times are especially tricky this year and can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Shop early and be sure to double check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 25th!)

1. An awesome little handheld milk frother that’ll up their at-home coffee game to the next level — it can basically froth up any milky drink (even those with dairy alternatives)!

Promising review: “I did not know I needed this in my life. I saw a video of someone obsessed with the drink, London Fog (Earl Grey tea, vanilla, and milk), and she offhandedly mentioned you can easily make your own if you get a frother. At home, I mostly make different versions of drip coffee because frothers seemed so ‘extra’ until I got this! To put this little guy together, you do need two double-A batteries. It comes with a little stand. I made a very strong drip coffee (Blue Bottle Bella Donovan), warmed up whole milk in the microwave, stuck the frother in the middle of the milk, wiggled it around a bit, added three teaspoons of sugar (I like it sweet), and it was so good!!! So perfect. Plus the side of the box has a QR code with a link to some recipes, a coupon, and it automatically registers your warranty. Pretty awesome! I’m super excited for future matcha lattes and practicing latte art. Also! My coffee shop costs like $5 almost $6 for a latte, I’m lactose intolerant so every latte I have to pay $0.70 more. I just hate that! This will save me money and I get my cozy, caffeine fix in the comfort of my own home!” —RobinFromCalifornia

Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in 24 colors).

Promising review: “These barrettes are the cutest thing! Which one to wear? I’ve already given a gift of one to friends. So much fun to share. They are even prettier in person! With COVID-19, it’s a beautiful way to keep hair out of your eyes and have fun too!” —Barbara T. Polce

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sets)

3. A bottle of sweet and slightly spicy Mike’s Hot Honey that they’re really going to want to have on hand year-round.

Promising review: “I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich….so delicious!” —Sleeps in Rain

Get it from Amazon for $9.99

Promising reviews: “Just started using this journal after being in a bit of a funk at the start of this year. I researched so many different journals but this was the only one that I felt was simple, didn’t make too many ‘demands’ on my time, was straightforward, and was exactly what I was looking for. It’s a simple concept and I’ve only been doing it for a week but I find myself looking for things to be thankful for, find myself adding lines below the three provided and writing in the margins…all because I want to!” —silkeymilkey

Get it from Amazon for $6.99. If you want to get really fancy include a beautiful set of pens.

Promising review: “These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don’t always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can’t beat the price!” —Ash Bash

Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95.

Promising review: “For anyone wanting to turn an otherwise ~dead~ TV into something usable without a direct cable connection, and has WiFi in their home, this stick is a wonder. It has all the conveniences of your Amazon Prime account built into it with free movies and apps. I personally bought this for a TV we had sitting around that wasn’t being used. I hooked it up inside of my mom’s room where she now enjoys watching movies regularly at night. She absolutely loved it, and it makes a great gift option too for a family or friend who’s into entertainment. Even without being an Amazon Prime member you can get a great value out of this device with all the free apps it comes with. I’d highly recommend this powerful streaming stick to anyone who wants to add a fully workable TV, without the costs of cable, to their own bedroom or guests’ room they may have inside the house.” —

Promising review: “I don’t usually write reviews, but this set was such an amazing find to my surprise! The material literally feels like a cloud. It’s perfect loungewear or a cute set when you’re out and about. Excited for the many occasions I can wear this!” —Shima

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 23 styles).Add to wishlist

8. A subscription to the Highlight Puzzle Club — which is great for your favorite kiddos but also, if you happen to be wondering what to buy me, your favorite BuzzFeed post writer, this is it. Now none of us have to wait for our bi-annual dentist appointments to experience the sweet, sweet joy the best puzzle books out there.

If you subscribe before November 20, the box ships between November 20-26.

Promising review: “I bought this subscription for my five-year-old and my friend’s 10-year-old. They both love it. You are guaranteed at least 90 minutes of quiet engagement while your kid happily solves puzzles.” —Keef

Get the first box from Amazon for $4.80+ (available for ages 4-7 and 7+).

Promising review: “I’d read the great reviews for this and was hopeful it would help increase sleep time and comfort, and wow! Before I received this weighted blanket, according to my Fitbit, I was averaging about four and a half hours of sleep per night due to pain. My first night with this blanket and I slept over seven hours!! Same for my second night. This is so comfortable and comforting. I’m recommending this to everyone I know!” —Jamie Eubanks

Get it from Amazon for $36.04+ (available in 14 sizes and 35 colors).

Promising review: “I received my first Takeya cold-brew maker as a gift for Christmas. I like it so much I bought another. It’s easy to use and very easy to clean, plus it makes my morning coffee more palatable. It was well-packaged, has easy-to-follow instructions, and will get lots of use at my house. One of the best features is that it can be turned upside down with no leakage.” —J. Lloyd

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors). And don’t forget the coffee!

11. An adjustable pure silk Slip face mask — there are so many great things about this mask and even more that’ll make it a great gift. For one, it’s silk which is great for anyone who has sensitive skin and has been suffering with maskne. Two, it feels and looks totally luxurious. And three, you can get it customized with their initials at any Nordstrom store.

Type Of Fit: Adjustable Ear Loops 

Pocket For Filter: No 

Fabric Type: Silk

Shipping Time: Immediately

Promising review: “I was seriously made fun of for buying a face mask for $39, but this is SO worth it! The mask is super comfortable and breathable. Half the battle of wearing a mask is how long you can bear the uncomfortable feeling of building sweat due to feeling constrained by the mask. I haven’t experienced that at all with this mask! No one likes wearing a mask, but this one is bearable to wear for a longer period of time. I’ve also gotten a lot of compliments on it! It’s so pretty (I got the pink one)!” —Stail

Get it from Nordstrom for $39 (available in five colors).

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