'Tis the season to celebrate the ones you love by showering them with gifts. It's also the season to stress about what those gifts should be. Luckily, I've have assembled 40 awesome, affordable gift ideas for when you have no clue what to get. No wandering the desert — I mean, the mall, for hours pouring over the same gifts everyone else is pouring over. No endless clicking through an Internet black hole of overwhelming choices. And no giving the people you care about the equivalent of a sweater with a fuzzy duck on it.
The following gifts do more than take up space in a gift bag. They show that you value your friends and family, pay attention to their interests, and fondly celebrate the memories you've made together. Adding a little bit of a personal touch is what takes a gift from average to epic. The right gift with the right thought doesn't have to be extravagant or expensive. It just has to touch the heart a little. And isn't that what the holiday's are really about?
The list below is sure to have something on it for those hard-to-shop-for people. It's loaded with feminist sass, body positivity, book love and keepsakes. You won't be disappointed.
For your friend who needs a little extra help getting from counter mess to out-the-door.
2. Pet Bracelet
This is an especially thoughtful gift if you know someone who lost a pet.
For the patriarchy smasher who always has her ears to the ground.
For your friends with the strong body pos game.
This was the trendy, must-have kitchen gadget of the year.
6. Cat Hangers
These are just so dang funny!
This is probably the greatest thing you could ever get a book lover, besides, of course, books.
8. Coffee Plush
Let all your coffee-obsessed co-workers know that you support their addictions.
Relieve stress like back in your kindergarten days.
Thie must-have palette from everyone's favorite YouTubbe MUA.
12. Body Pos T-Shirt
Truth bombs make great gifts.
13. Cardigan Clips
For the friend who likes to keep her sweaters in check.
This kit, which blew up all over Instagram, lets you make some of the easiest and most impressive nail designs ever.
Because we all have that one friend who, like, exercises and stuff.
16. Lab Shot Glasses
To explore the science of partying.
Because you know where to find them, and you want everyone to know.
All your witchy, new-age friends are addicted to crystals.
Legendary party hero status starts with being the person who has an extra earring back, some double sided tape, a band-aid, and a mascara.
20. Wine Sippy Cup
No more party fails!
21. Cat Flask
You don't really need a reason to buy this. Just buy it.
22. I Heart Internet
This would look great in a selfie.
23. Dream Catchers
You're the kind of nice friend who wants sweet dreams for all.
For that friend whose phone always dies mid-text.
25. Coffee Cozie
Because no friend of yours will use common cardboard cozies. Not on your watch.
26. Name String Art
Last names are cool for family and first names are more fun for friends.
No friend of yours deserves a dreary cubicle. Not on your watch.
Pretty rad for pretty cheap. Wear them to the milion woman march!
Probably the greatest bestie gift of all time.
30. Coffee Plants
For the coffee-obsessed friend with everything.
For your friend with the most envious glow up.
Because your friend who thinks they can't pull off a purple lip is totally wrong.
This gift is kind of nerdy, kind of artsy and pretty original.
Because there's no such thing as "too expensive" for your nail-loving bestie.
Celebrate the world's greatest animal 365 days a year.
36. Kindle Fire HD
The price has really come down on tablets. This one's a great value with great reviews.
Life is tough, but your friends are tougher.
The person you love can start each day on a bright note.
Sometimes self care means playing with your fairy and unicorn toys.
40. iPhone Lenses
Help a friend take her selfie game to the next level.
You got this. Just consider your friends' hobbies and interests, mine your favorite memories and the perfect gift will shake out.
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