I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I can't pass up online lists like “The 30 Things on Amazon You Never Knew You Needed,” “25 Self-Care Items You Need in Your Life Right Now"—and the list goes on and on and on and on forever and ever until your bank account is empty or you’re dead, whichever comes first.
I guess you’re probably kind of like me since you’re here. *Insert winky emoji*
Chances are, your friend (a certified online shopping addict) has probably looked at a lot of those lists, too, which can make it tricky to know what to get them. But no worries, I’m here to help solve your problem with this single tip: buy them something unique, preferably from a site they don’t yet know about.
Need ideas? We’ve got you covered.
1. The TikTok Challenge game
Price: $15.00 on UncommonGoods.com
Your online shopping-obsessed pal probably spends a pretty good chunk of time on their phone as is, so why not turn it into family bonding time? With the TikTok Challenge game, they and their family members can upload all sorts of funny antics straight to TikTok depending on the card they draw. It’s the best of both worlds: screen time and family time all rolled into one.
2. A custom artwork print
Price: $20.00 on PlumPrint.com
Want a super fun yet super personal gift for your friend? Plum Print is the place to go. With a little stealth—and maybe some help from one of their family members—you can upload one of their children’s pieces of artwork onto Plum Print and have them send it to you as a gorgeous print. It’s a gift your friend will treasure forever, and it’s inexpensive to boot. Win-win!
3. The HomeSoap
Price: $199.95 on our website
The HomeSoap truly is the GOAT: it can fit everything from remotes and tablets to baby bottles and pacifiers. With all the brain space that’s being taken up trying to find the best deal, let germs be one less thing your friend has to worry about.
4. Mindful Breathing Necklace
Price: $85.00 - $115.00 on UncommonGoods.com
This pendant encourages slow, steady breathing and mindfulness. In other words, it’s perfect for any friend who has spent more than five minutes of their life trying to purchase an item on eBay.
5. A Mouth monthly subscription box
Price: From $47.75/mo and up on Mouth.com
Mouth’s monthly subscription boxes full of delectable foods of all sorts is just *chef’s kiss*. Seriously, we can’t get enough. Whether you’re a pickle lover, a jerky junkie, or you just love a good snack, Mouth’s got everything you could want.
6. Literally any and all LUSH bath bombs
Price: $4.95 and up on lushusa.com
I take baths basically every day, and LUSH bath bombs are far and away the very best. They smell amazing, they’re beautiful, and they’re the ultimate de-stressers. Trust me: for any friend that’s been scouring the internet all day, a relaxing bath is a must.
7. A popcorn gift box
Price: $28.95 on CranberrySweets.com
The popcorn at Cranberry Sweets is literally what dreams are made of. A friend of mine has sent me several varieties of popcorn from this site, and I’m obsessed with every single flavor. Because I’ve consumed so many bags of this stuff, you can trust me when I tell you that it’s the perfect snack food for all those hours spent on your laptop surfing the web.
8. Outdoor throwing game
Price: $38.99 on TheGrommet.com
Because, c’mon—your friend definitely needs to get out of the house and off their phone a little more. Luckily, this game makes it super easy. It’s basically lawn bowling, and it’s simple to learn and play. It’ll have them off the internet in no time!
What is the gift you’re most excited to give (or get) this year? Tell us in the comments.