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1.

A daisy egg yolk separator so you can no longer wing it post-crack — because raise your hand if you’ve ever bitten into a homemade macaron to realize the additional crunch was…an egg shell that made its way into the batter. Just get this.


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Promising review: “This is a terrific little tool and it works perfectly. I place it over a short drinking glass and crack an egg right into it. The white of the egg tends to hand down, but with a couple of shakes it plops neatly into the glass.” —D. Rachlin

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.


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Promising review: “This is a terrific little tool and it works perfectly. I place it over a short drinking glass and crack an egg right into it. The white of the egg tends to hand down, but with a couple of shakes it plops neatly into the glass.” —D. Rachlin

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

2.

An eyeshadow palette inspired by the one, the only — Baby Yoda. While this has the extreme kitsch factor, one should note that the shades are *actually* good! Think matte to metallic olive greens and neutral tones, all super blendable and pigmented. The Force is truly strong.

the palette


ColourPop

Get it from ColourPop for $16.

3.

A gift assortment of Popbar hot chocolate sticks to upgrade your favorite winter beverage and holiday tradition into something slightly more luxe than Swiss Miss (no shade to Swiss Miss). 10/10 would swirl this around in my coffee, too.

the Popbar hot chocolate sticks


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Promising review: “Delish! Wish I had tried them earlier, before I had already bought gifts. These are so yummy and rich, you can almost use one for two cups of cocoa. I will likely get these again next year for sweet treats and holiday gifts.” —Jane Mitchell

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in dark, milk, and white chocolate or chocolate, mocha, and peppermint. Also available in packs of 12).

4.

High-waisted leggings here to give the boring black pair you’ve been wearing since *checks calendar* last March the boot. These are uber breathable, quick-drying, have a nonpinching smooth waistband, and the subtle shine means you now look chic.


Athleta

Get them from Athleta for $98 (available in four colors, sizes XXS-3x, and petite and tall lengths).


Athleta

Get them from Athleta for $98 (available in four colors, sizes XXS-3x, and petite and tall lengths).

5.

A portable cool mist humidifier you can stash in your car for a blast of ~aromatherapy~ whilst driving to the grocery store. If that seems excessive (which it doesn’t), know that this can literally be placed anywhere — a bathroom, a bedroom, a closet, a WFH desk, etcetera.

the blue car humidifier


Amazon

This even has an auto shut-off feature and can be swapped between seven different lighting options!

Promising review: “I love this. I use it in my car when I’m doing my Grubhub orders and it’s amazing. I also sit it beside my 10-month-old when she is stuffy. The LED lights are awesome and it’s definitely worth the price.” —Neena

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

6.

Scout by Warby Parker — a contact lens that uses 80% less packaging than rival brands and comes as a ~flat pack~, making these dailies a great space-saving (and eco-friendly) option. The pack width is comparable to that of a New York pizza slice, which, yum.


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Get three months of contacts for $110 (or request a $5 trial).


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Get three months of contacts for $110 (or request a $5 trial).

7.

A watering funnel to make you feel old because plant funnels at 26 > beer funnels at 26. The amount of water that has pooled on my floor rather than into the roots of my ZZ… ridiculous, quite frankly! This is effective, takes up no extra space, and doesn’t look like an eyesore.

water being funneled into plant


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Promising review: “Do you have a lot of plants? Are they crowded together and hard to see where on pot begins? Or bushy plants that spread out low and wide? These will help in all of these situation. My plants are happy and my floors are dry.” —k gannon

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

8.

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner carefully tames frizz and protects tresses from further damage with its impressive ingredient list: Think botanical stem cells, yuzu ceramide, and exotic plant oils. It’s also sulfate-free to boot.

the clear bottles of shampoo and conditioner


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Promising review (shampoo): “I seriously have 30+ shampoo brands and this makes my silver hair smooth, shiny, and perfect. No frizz in humidity.” —susan von senden

Promising review (conditioner): “This has been my absolute favorite conditioner for a year. The scent is mild, citrusy and pleasant. My thick hair has felt really soft, and this has definitely helped with frizz.” —James Travis Donahoe

Get the shampoo ($14) and the conditioner ($14) from Amazon.

9.

A star projector to transform everything — your car! your bedroom! your bathroom! — into what looks like a galaxy far, far away.


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Promising review: “I love it! It works great and lights my whole room up with a great red galaxy — worth the money I have to buy four more for my daughter’s room.” —A. Handy

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.


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Promising review: “I love it! It works great and lights my whole room up with a great red galaxy — worth the money I have to buy four more for my daughter’s room.” —A. Handy

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

10.

A microwavable plush wrap filled with dried French lavender for a soothing teddy that can provide stress and cramp relief. It’s also available in a ton of animal designs — think lobsters, dinosaurs, polar bears, and (of course) sloths.

reviewer photo of the sloth plush


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Promising review: “I received the pig as a Christmas gift last year because I suffer from chronic migraines. I loved it so much that I bought one for each member of my family and they just love them as well! I highly recommend picking up one for yourself, however; you better get one for everyone in the house otherwise they will just steal yours.” —Tara Gilbert

Get it from Amazon for $18.80+ (available in 18 styles).

11.

A personalized Starbucks cup (inspired by The Vampire Diaries) to showcase the only vampire-werewolf universe love connection that matters: Team Damon. We don’t talk about Team Stefan in this house. And we most certainly don’t bring up names like Edward and Jacob.


HoodbabyDesigns / Etsy

Get it from HoodbabyDesigns on Etsy for $16+ (available in four design styles and six colors).


HoodbabyDesigns / Etsy

Get it from HoodbabyDesigns on Etsy for $16+ (available in four design styles and six colors).

12.

A three-tiered tabletop fountain for a more zen at-home workspace. A warm glow makes for a cozy environment, plus this mimics the ~tranquility~ that is the sound of flowing water — the stress that is an email ping will now be replaced by the sounds of nature instead. Huzzah.

reviewer photo of the fountain with running water


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Promising review: “I’ve tried several fountains so far. This one is awesome, the pump is quiet, as is the water, it simply provides a really nice environmental impact on my workspace. I run it up to eight hours in a day, use distilled water only and clean it periodically, and it’s running just like new after several weeks. Not all of the fountains that I’ve tried work quite so well, I’m impressed and happy with this purchase.” —I’m Rod, that’s all

Get it from Amazon for $18.74.

13.

A limited edition Balm Dotcom Roulette — think three iconic salves (with scents ranging from fig and birthday cake to mint and coconut) beautifully packaged in a deck-of-cards-inspired gold box which, tbqh, makes for the perfect gift. To yourself. This is the perfect gift to give yourself.


Glossier

Balm Dotcom enlists the help of castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin to moisturize your lips while subtle tints provide a splash of color! Plus, this can keep those irritatingly dry spots feeling and looking hydrated (we’re all looking at you, pointy elbows and painful, peeling cuticles).

Get it from Glossier for $30.


Glossier

Balm Dotcom enlists the help of castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin to moisturize your lips while subtle tints provide a splash of color! Plus, this can keep those irritatingly dry spots feeling and looking hydrated (we’re all looking at you, pointy elbows and painful, peeling cuticles).

Get it from Glossier for $30.

14.

Waterproof, shearling-lined boots because winter has arrived and my feet truly shiver at the thought of wet socks. Designed with sealed seams and an upper gusset, these expertly keep the elements away from your poor piggies.

model wearing the brown lace-up boots with white shearling upper


Crocs

Get them from Crocs for $139.99 (available in sizes 4-11).

15.

A handmade Guess Who? game with a unique twist: the ~characters~ are iconic women who have changed 👏 the 👏world 👏. This wooden board comes with watercolor portraits and 28 cards that detail the lives of heroes such as Harriet Tubman, Alice Ball, and Nellie Bly.

the game


WhosShe / Etsy

Get it from WhosShe on Etsy for $100.62 (available in six languages).

16.

A copy of Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, in which *THE* queen shares personal stories, delves into the backstories of her most iconic jams, and more. “I Will Always Love You” —me to this book and to the father, son, and the holy spirit (in this context = Dolly Parton).

the book


Recorded Books, Inc.

Get it from Amazon for $34.98, Target for $39.86, Bookshop for $27.59 (to support local booksellers), or check your local library.

17.

Etude House Air Masks for fun, effective skincare that won’t cost you a small fortune; you’ll get a 13-pack containing natural ingredients within different formulas (pearl to brighten, manuka honey to moisturize, tea tree to soothe, etc). Plus! These babies won’t leave your skin feeling sticky, a common problem when it comes to sheet masks.


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You’ll get 13 formulas: collagen (to moisturize), pomegranate (to glow), strawberry (to brighten), snail (to smooth and firm), Manuka honey (to moisturize), lemon (to energize), ceramide (to deeply moisturize), green tea (to calm), aloe (to hydrate), tea tree (to moisturize and clear), hyaluronic acid (to hydrate), peal (to brighten), and damask rose (to recharge).

Promising review: “These sheet masks are so light and thin, but so effective with their essence. The essence isn’t sticky at all and there’s so much of it which you can apply to your neck, hands, knees, etc. for deep moisturizing. These don’t have any irritating ingredients that can trigger sensitive skin and acne. I highly recommend these sheet masks — I stock up on them, honestly.” —Yasmine V.

Get a pack of 13 from Amazon for $14.50.

To learn more about why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this, check out her review in “These Etude House Sheet Masks Are My Absolute Favorite Skincare Product.”


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You’ll get 13 formulas: collagen (to moisturize), pomegranate (to glow), strawberry (to brighten), snail (to smooth and firm), Manuka honey (to moisturize), lemon (to energize), ceramide (to deeply moisturize), green tea (to calm), aloe (to hydrate), tea tree (to moisturize and clear), hyaluronic acid (to hydrate), peal (to brighten), and damask rose (to recharge).

Promising review: “These sheet masks are so light and thin, but so effective with their essence. The essence isn’t sticky at all and there’s so much of it which you can apply to your neck, hands, knees, etc. for deep moisturizing. These don’t have any irritating ingredients that can trigger sensitive skin and acne. I highly recommend these sheet masks — I stock up on them, honestly.” —Yasmine V.

Get a pack of 13 from Amazon for $14.50.

To learn more about why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this, check out her review in “These Etude House Sheet Masks Are My Absolute Favorite Skincare Product.”

18.

A concrete vase that can take those $10 bodega roses and make them look like expensive florals you’d see in a Kardashian living room. Additional perk: These are made from a heftier concrete which means they’re significantly less fragile than the glass vase your great Aunt gifted you that one Christmas.

the gold vase with black, pink, and blue base


Ashley Homestore

Get it from Ashley Homestore for $39.99 (available in three colors).

19.

A cozy reversible plush blanket for your true best friend, your doggo — because boy oh BOY does that dog deserve the best. This keeps any pupper feeling soothed but *not* overheated.

Reviewer's dog sleeping under the micro plush blanket


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Promising review: “This is one of the softest blankets I have ever felt! I almost wanted it for myself. I bought this for my adopted rescue doggie from Taiwan. I slept with it for the three nights before she arrived in the U.S. to get my scent on it. When I gave it to her the first night I had her, she loved it. It is now her blanket and anywhere I put it, she will sleep. It is great quality and super soft! It’s not too hot too, so I use it as her crate blanket. Love it! I’m thinking of getting a second one.” —ktmert

Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

20.

A unique cast-iron wall hook for hanging everything from coats and purses to their favorite pieces of jewelry. One reviewer even installed this in a small bathroom to make the most of wall space, using this to hang up plush towels!


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Promising review: “We remodeled our small bathroom and I was looking for some unconventional towel hooks. I’m glad we bought it because it’s a beautiful piece, and we are using it for large bath towels as well as hand towels and wash cloths. There are just four antlers that extend as hooks, but they are sturdy. We got the white one and it’s rich-looking, with some burnished black showing through. I’m thinking about where I could use another one!” —LizzieD

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three colors).


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Promising review: “We remodeled our small bathroom and I was looking for some unconventional towel hooks. I’m glad we bought it because it’s a beautiful piece, and we are using it for large bath towels as well as hand towels and wash cloths. There are just four antlers that extend as hooks, but they are sturdy. We got the white one and it’s rich-looking, with some burnished black showing through. I’m thinking about where I could use another one!” —LizzieD

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three colors).

21.

A Supernatural *and* Scooby Doo crossover sticker you can adhere to your laptop for a dose of spooky in December. Warning: The urge to sing “Carry On Wayward Son” whenever you look down from the screen will be, uh, strong.

the sticker


MaddieMoosCrafting / Etsy

Get it from MaddieMoosCrafting on Etsy for $1.95+ (available in seven styles).

22.

A pensieve memory set in an ornate keepsake box you’ll treasure forever and ever (no sorcerer’s stone* required). Inside you’ll find a deluxe 176-page journal with HP quotes scattered throughout, a Dumbledore wand pen, and two memory vials.


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*Philosopher’s stone, depending on where they live.

Promising review: “This is a beautiful set. I bought it for my daughter after she had seen it in a bookstore. She exclaimed out loud when she opened it on Christmas and immediately started writing in the journal.” —Jenova VII

Get it from Amazon for $24.09 (originally $34.95).

Editor’s Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.


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*Philosopher’s stone, depending on where they live.

Promising review: “This is a beautiful set. I bought it for my daughter after she had seen it in a bookstore. She exclaimed out loud when she opened it on Christmas and immediately started writing in the journal.” —Jenova VII

Get it from Amazon for $24.09 (originally $34.95).

Editor’s Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

23.

An electric wine opener with a cordless, rechargeable design that uncorks bottles in a jiffy: Just the press the button and ’tis done in only seven seconds. That $7 bottle of vino awaits. One single charge = enough power to open 80 bottles.

A graphic showing the foil-removing cap, and how the cork is removed


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Promising review: “This is one of the coolest gadgets that I own now. I never knew that opening a corked bottle of wine could be so easy and so entertaining as well. No more old fashioned corkscrews for me! With the press of a button and about seven seconds this awesome automated device pulls the cork right out of the wine bottle. Not to mention, it has a very cool blue light that illuminated the cork as it’s being removed from the bottle. This may be the best $20 I’ve ever spent. Surprisingly this is made very well and the fact that it’s rechargeable really blows my mind. I used to own a similar device that took regular batteries, but I always seemed to be replacing them. With this, you don’t need to buy anything else other than more bottle of wine! If you’re contemplating purchasing one of these and you’ve read my review up until this point, stop reading now and go make the purchase. You won’t be sorry! Cheers!” —SocDiesel

Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

24.

A wall calendar featuring the unique, truly splendacious vocabulary used by one Moira Rose. Not to be dramatic but hoisting this above your work desk all but guarantees that 2021 will be the ~Schitt’s… Creek~.


TheCardAisle / Etsy

Get it from the TheCardAisle on Etsy for $35.71.


TheCardAisle / Etsy

Get it from the TheCardAisle on Etsy for $35.71.

25.

A pair of blue-light glasses so you can accessorize *and* block the pesky blue light seeping in from your monitor (blue light = the potential culprit behind mid-afternoon headaches made worse by nonstop Excel sheets and “per my last email” responses).

Reviewer wearing the gold-rimmed blue light glasses


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Promising review: “I love these! I tried three different brands before deciding on this one. They definitely block blue light, and they are high quality (which was not the case with other brands). Got them in black also, as well as another style. I can tell my eyes strain less when I wear them and I fall asleep better at night.” —Dark Star

Get them from Amazon for 20.99+ (available in five colors).

26.

RevitaLash Hi Definition Tinted Brow Gel grooms brows into place while subtly filling them in; no expert drawing skills required (unlike your regular pencil applicator). This formula *also* uses a blend of peptides and oat beta-glucan to encourage regrowth. TL;DR: this is *the* holy grail for anyone with sparse hairs.

the brow gel with spoolie applicator on one side


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revitalashcosmetics

Get it from SkinStore for $32 (available in three colors).

27.

An automatic pan stirrer about to revolutionize your cooking routine. This clever gadget (designed with a timer!) churns away at sauces and other whisk-requiring ingredients, aka your arm will be saved from the pain that is continuous and tedious stirring.


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Promising review: “My husband LOVES Alfredo, but I HATE the constant stirring of the sauce, so I rarely make it! For Christmas, my husband invested in his future and bought me this self stirrer. I was incredibly sure that this gadget would never be able to manage the thick sauce and that I would end up whisking the night away. I will come before you now and claim that this was AMAZING!! I literally walked away and prepped other ingredients and walked back to the stove where my PERFECTLY COMBINED sauce sat. Truly a product worth its money!” —Kate

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.


Uncommon Goods

Promising review: “My husband LOVES Alfredo, but I HATE the constant stirring of the sauce, so I rarely make it! For Christmas, my husband invested in his future and bought me this self stirrer. I was incredibly sure that this gadget would never be able to manage the thick sauce and that I would end up whisking the night away. I will come before you now and claim that this was AMAZING!! I literally walked away and prepped other ingredients and walked back to the stove where my PERFECTLY COMBINED sauce sat. Truly a product worth its money!” —Kate

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

28.

’70s-inspired high-top sneakers so you can say ~they’re vintage~ without having to have pawed through other peoples stinky shoes at the thrift store. It’s so easy to romanticize the idea of rummaging through worn sneakers when characters on TV do it. Not nearly as fun IRL. Trust me. I’ve frequented many a Brooklyn shop.

the purple and white lace-up sneakers


Nike

Get them from Nike for $100 (available in sizes 5-12 and in seven colors).

29.

A W&P Porter ceramic mug as gorgeous as it is useful (I mean this screams Pinterest board). This is reusable, has a protective silicone sleeve, and comes with a secure lid press which makes this the perfect companion for daily morning strolls.

the pink mug


Amazon

Promising review: “I love this portable ceramic mug! It’s comfortable and cozy to hold because of the rubber lining that surrounds three-quarters of the ceramic. I like that the rubber also covers the bottom of the mug so that I can set it down on my desk without making a sound, but it’s so nice to be able to sip from the ceramic at the top (if you take the lid off) because it feels like you’re using a regular coffee mug (rather than a travel mug). It’s incredibly convenient to be able to microwave it when you want to reheat your drink. All around I think it’s worth the price.” —elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

30.

A ~Fasta Pasta~ cooker for the person who *insists* on eating Italian every night. This makes perfect al dente pasta right in the microwave every single time, plus the lid doubles as a strainer! So long to the 10 pots and pans that end up in my sink in the pursuit of penne.


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Promising review: “I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked when instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. Pasta is the only thing I have cooked in this product, but there are a lot of other things you can cook in it. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast microwave pasta cooker!” —Kelsi Murphy

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.


amazon.com

Promising review: “I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked when instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. Pasta is the only thing I have cooked in this product, but there are a lot of other things you can cook in it. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast microwave pasta cooker!” —Kelsi Murphy

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

31.

A PocketRocket stove kit that contains all the cooking equipment for your next camping trip: a PocketRocket stove, an anodized aluminum pot and straining lid, two DeepDish bowls, two folding sporks, and two double-wall insulated mugs — they all nestle neatly into one another and weigh less than ! two ! pounds ! total!

the stove kit


Backcountry

Get it from Backcountry for $99.95.

32.

A fuzzy rug pile pillow inspired by your ~breast friends~ for a unique piece of home decor that your roommate will absolutely attempt to steal. You’ve been warned.

the pillows


Meesha Farzaneh

Get it from Meesha Farzaneh for $68.

33.

Vinyl record coasters to keep your Ikea furniture protected in style. Music buffs, rejoice at the idea of coffee mugs being graced by the likes of Pink Floyd, Elton John, and The Beatles.


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Promising review: “OMG I love these!! Super high quality! This gives my coffee table the extra ZING it needed.” —Emily G.

Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.99.


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Promising review: “OMG I love these!! Super high quality! This gives my coffee table the extra ZING it needed.” —Emily G.

Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.99.

34.

A hooded blanket available in a lion, pirate, and cat design — oh my. This plush wannabe robe is the *cutest* way to keep kiddos feeling warm and cozy and I am mildly upset that it doesn’t come in my adult size.

the orange lion blanket towel


Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $17.91 (available in three styles).

35.

A custom Spotify cover for a gift that ensures several tears be SHED. With concerts on hold this year, this personalized plaque can be gifted in lieu of a ticket to see their favorite band — just add their favorite tune.

hand holding the glass Spotify cover


ItsSoPersonalized / Etsy

Get it from ItsSoPersonalized on Etsy for $20+.

36.

A personalized photo book because Instagram is fleeting and computers crash — back up all of your favorite memories in one simple, beautiful place.


Shutterfly

Get it from Shutterfly for $13.99+.


Shutterfly

Get it from Shutterfly for $13.99+.

37.

A 3D face coffee mug cleverly designed with a cookie slot so you can enjoy your nightly almond milk and chocolate chip treat sans plate or crumbs sprinkled all over your bedsheets.

reviewer photo of white mug with cookie inside


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Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

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