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If You Want Any Of These 35 Gifts For Your Birthday, It Probably Means You’re An Adult

If You Want Any Of These 35 Gifts For Your Birthday, It Probably Means You’re An Adult

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1.

A cordless Dyson vacuum that’ll transform the way you clean your apartment. Yes, that’s right, you’ll actually want to clean your apartment just so you can take this baby out and use it more.


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I would know because I’ve been using the cordless Dyson for almost a year now. I got it as a birthday gift from my grandma, and it’s honestly one of my favorite birthday gifts ever. I used to DREAD vacuuming. I hated how long it took, how you had to keep stopping to unplug and replug in the cord, and how mundane the whole experience was. Well, not anymore. I honestly never thought I’d be the kind of person to get excited about getting a vacuum, but this baby is brilliant. I can vacuum my whole apartment in about 5 minutes (it’s pretty small) without ever really stopping. Plus, it has different attachments that help me reach those hard-to-reach places (*cough, cough* under my couch) that haven’t seen a vacuum in years.

Promising review: “I would have never bought this in a million years, but it was a birthday gift, and I have to say, I absolutely love this. I have waited almost 2 months to give this review to see what it was like, and I have to tell you I am so pleased. The first time I used it I had just vacuumed two days before. I used my new Dyson over they supposedly clean floors, and I filled the canister up. I have mostly Hardwood, and porcelain floors with some carpet and area rugs. It works equally well on all of them. I love it so much that I bought an extra battery charger for it so I can take it to Florida and use it in my condo rental. I am shocked that I have a very clean house, and I always have but each time I use this I’m so surprised at the dirt, hair, and dust it picks up. I would absolutely recommended this to anyone, if you can afford it and that would be the only reason that I never dreamed of buying one as it would have been too expensive for me if it wasn’t for my now favorite birthday gift. Oh I have to add no cords and a long run time enough to do my house which is about 3000+ square ft. You have to love that, no cords ” —tackless

Get it from Amazon for $278.99.

2.

A food processor to chop and grind up food so you can make the homemade pesto that goes great with the fish recipe you love. Wow, you really *are* a grownup.


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Promising review: “This was the best birthday gift ever. I have this smart Mini-Prep Plus Processor DLC-2ABC series in Chrome from my niece Stephanie S. as a gift. She knew I was looking for a processor but unsure when I planned to get one. I really wanted a 13-cup like my sister’s that I bought for her. My mom said ‘I should get a smaller size for me’. Then to my surprise, I unwrapped it and here it is. I make shakes in this, I have onions chopped in here, and use this for helping make my cooking needs when needed. This is the best kitchen toy aka extra hand for me. And after clean up, I put all of them in the dishwasher.” —Giggles 84

Get it from Amazon for $24.79+ (available in four colors).

3.

A wine decanter that’ll make you feel like you’re dining at a five star restaurant every time you use it. Also, it will make that cheap bottle you bought seem not as cheap.


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Promising review: “This is one very cool decanter. It not only does the job, but it looks good doing it! We were served in a similar decanter at a 5 star restaurant in Argentina, and I started looking for one on our return. Great value for the price. And a great way to impress friends while enjoying a great bottle of wine. Like all similar decanters, it’s a bit hard to clean, so you will need both flexible soft brushes and a decanter stand. I highly recommend this decanter.” —Rodan

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

4.

A Kindle Paperwhite because now that you’re not forced to read for school, you have the time to discover that you actually enjoy it, and this little devices stores thousands of pages in it *and* is waterproof, so you can use it when you take a bath.


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I’ve been an avid Kindle user for the past four years, but when I saw the new version, I knew it was time to upgrade. The main selling point is the fact that this one is waterproof. So waterproof, in fact, that it can be in up to 2 meters of fresh water for more than 60 minutes. Plus, it’s lighter, has more storage, and the battery last for WEEKS. I took this on vacation with me and was so impressed. I was able to sit on the ledge in the pool and read without worrying about getting the device wet. And I even put it in the water to test, and it still works perfectly. Plus, I used it every day and didn’t have to charge it the whole time I was on the trip.

Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in 8- and 32 GB and in black and blue).

5.

A rapid egg cooker you can use to make hard, medium, or soft boiled eggs *without* waiting for the water to boil. Oh, the luxury.


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Promising review: “This thing makes perfect eggs every time. I guess you know you’re an adult when you fall in love with an egg cooker.” —Joelle

Get it from Amazon for $18.96+ (available in five colors).

Read more about this rapid egg cooker here.

6.

A bar cart you’ll be wheely excited about opening and using during very ~adult~ get-togethers.


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Promising review: “This is an incredible, nice-looking, and sturdy piece…especially considering the price point. I don’t know of any store you could get anything of a better value!” —Jonathan

Get it from Target for $142.49.

7.

A KitchenAid mixer because everyone (and I mean everyone) knows that if you walk into someone’s home and they have one of these beauties in their kitchen, they at least give off the illusion of having their life together.


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Promising review: “I had always wanted this mixer. I used the hand mixer for years and was pleased. However, there is NOTHING better or even equal to this mixer. It is very heavy since the body of the mixer is cast iron, but that makes this mixer sturdier. I know that it won’t be going anywhere. I love the smoothness of the action of the mixer and the simplicity of its use. It is very quiet, so one can converse with someone while it’s running without having to yell. And the colors it comes in should satisfy everyone. It will fit into every kitchen. I’m in mixer heaven!” —Mathlady

Get it from Amazon for $299.99 (available in 51 colors).

8.

An Away carryon suitcase people are OBSESSED with, and for good reason: it has a removable charger, 360-degree wheels, and a tough shell casing. No more running through the airport with a big huge duffle bag falling off your shoulder as you go.


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BuzzFeed’s Arielle Calderon says: “I had a really good experience and I personally thought the Away Bigger Carry-On was worth the $250. I was able to fit a large amount of items, the laundry bag was a lifesaver, the compression section really made everything fit better, and it looks stylish too. The fact that it has a lifetime guarantee also helps. Obviously $200+ can be a huge purchase for some people, but it’s a good investment for my lifestyle. And if you hate it within the 100 days, you can always return it.”

Read her complete review on the Away suitcase to see why it’s worth it.

Get it from Away for $225+ (available in 11 colors).

9.

An Instant Pot to make cooking so easy and enjoyable that you’ll *probably* stop making mac ‘n’ cheese three times a week.


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It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one nifty appliance. Check out our full review of the Instant Pot!

Promising review: “I am a guy not too fond of cooking and cleaning up. I like working out and eating clean. I bought the 6-quart last weekend, and I can say my life is now on a different trajectory because of this product. Cooking and cleaning up are now a breeze. It cooks amazing foods. (I suggest getting a recipe book.) I can cook in large batches for the whole week without too much fuss. The best part is cleaning up. Due to the deep bowl, it doesn’t splatter everywhere when cooking. I use it to sauté a lot. It has replaced my electric stove and even my microwave. I just ordered the nonstick bowl for it as the food seems to stick to the stainless steel bowl when searing or sautéing. It’s an amazing product.” —TK

Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in three sizes).

10.

A countertop greenhouse that will give you the opportunity to grow fresh herbs no matter if you haven’t been able to keep a plant alive for longer than a few months. This devices makes killing them *almost impossible.


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*I mean I’m not going to say that it’s truly impossible, but it does have LED lights that turn on and off automatically, so you only have to water and add plant food. The kit includes the garden and Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil seeds and Miracle-Gro plant food.

Promising review: “I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eat something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can’t believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend.” —FreshMom

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $189.99.

Read one BuzzFeeder’s full review of the Goodful AeroGarden here.

11.

A steamer so you can show up to your first “adult” job in clothes that aren’t wrinkled because they *definitely* haven’t been sitting crumpled in a ball in the back of your closet for months.


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Promising review: “I’ve always hated ironing. It’s time consuming, and I was always afraid I would burn the fabric but after reading about handheld steamers I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did, and I’m glad I went with this one! I looked at so many but chose this one due to ratings and price. It’s so quick and easy to use! This is one of my best ‘adulting’ purchases for sure.” —Kelly Lindsey

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

12.

A 10-piece ceramic cookware set to help you actually cook your meals properly instead of just burning everything and then giving up and ordering delivery.


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The set includes a fry pan, 2 quart saucepan with lid, grill pan, 3 quart saucepan with lid, jumbo cooker with lid and helper handle, and a dutch oven with lid and recipe booklet. The pans are made of titanium ceramic non-stick and are built to last. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe.

Promising review: “I’ve been on the hunt for a set of pots and pans with no chemicals and easy cleanup. I’ve purchased several singular items (a fry pan here, a quart pot there) wanting to try different brands before sinking my money into the large set. Unfortunately, I haven’t been pleased with any of their ‘nonstick’ durability over time. I decided to go out on a limb and purchase this set since the price was right and I liked the description of the product. So far, I love this set! They are sturdy, aesthetically pleasing, and cleanup is super easy. I’m really happy with this purchase, and I’m hoping this is the last set I have to buy for a long time.” —TukeeTracy

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $145.59.


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Promising review: “I love these glasses. They have helped so much with light sensitivity. Of course, if you are able to get a real prescription for light sensitivity glasses I would look into it because these can only do so much. But for fluorescent lighting, they do the job. Along with computer lights and screen lighting. They smug very easily, but I have had no problems with scratches. My roommate kept stealing mine, so we got him a pair for his birthday, and he loves them. They really help when he is playing video games and doing long hours on the computer for work.” —HaleyM

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available four magnification sizes) or a similar style also from Amazon for $29.95 (available in black, blue, and brown; and check out one BuzzFeeder’s full review of the Privé Rexaux glasses here (#1)).

14.

A splurge-worthy cooler perfect to take on your adventures to the beach, camping, or just to have when you throw a backyard barbecue because you actually have your own backyard now.


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Get it from Yeti for $199.99 (available in five colors).

15.

A 14-piece cutlery set that will not only look ~sharp~ sitting on your counter, but will also prove super useful for all your culinary needs…even if that’s just slicing open another avocado.


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I get it. They’re delicious, and a great meal with an egg and toast.

The set comes with a 8-inch chef knife, 7-inch santoku knife, 8-inch bread knife, 5-inch utility knife, 3.5-inch paring knife, six 4.5-inch steak knives, a sharpener, kitchen scissors, and a rubberwood block.

Promising review: “I’m a light cooker and these work great for my needs. they are sharp and the color looks great. I have put them in the dishwasher a few times now and there hasn’t been any damage. I would buy these as a housewarming gift for someone else.” —Calvin

Get it from Amazon for $29.66+ (available in four colors).

16.

A candle wick trimmer designed to keep your candle wicks from spreading smoke throughout your house – candles are supposed to make the room smell nice and add some ambiance, not smoke.


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Promising review: “I didn’t much see the point of a wick trimmer until I was rearranging my furniture and saw that my white walls were covered in soot from candle smoke. Now I use this before every burning, and it has helped with the smoke situation considerably. It’s inexpensive, but it feels nice and high quality. The little reservoir holds the wicks nicely if you’re trimming a multi-wick candle, so you can snip them all without them falling out.” —Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

17.

An electric bottle opener so you can uncork bottles in seconds, no struggling required.


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This removes corks in seconds, can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge, and has a built-in rechargeable battery.

Promising review: “OMG! I LOVE this wine opener. It opens with ease. I don’t post many reviews, but this is definitely worth the money. I can’t say enough good things about this wine opener. It comes with an awesome charging stand and foil cutter. Don’t waste your time on other electric wine openers. This is the one! I love it! The blue light is really cool too!” —Allison Parks

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

18.

A Quip toothbrush – brushing your teeth has never looked and felt so cool as it does with one. You’ll be so proud of yourself when you go to the dentist for a cleaning, and they compliment you on how nice your teeth look.


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Plus, you can sign up for a subscription so you get new brush heads delivered to your door every three months so you know exactly when to swap out your brush head. And not only is Quip convenient, the brush is powerful, looks great in your bathroom, and is practical. It pings every 30 seconds to let you know how long you’ve been brushing.

Get one from Quip for $25+ (eight colors; multiple packages available depending on your budget and needs).

If you want to learn even more about it, check out our full Quip electric toothbrush review on BuzzFeed Reviews!

19.

A large slate cheese board so you can show off your meat, cheese, and crudité arrangement skills at every party you throw. Long gone are the days when you could just order a keg and call it a day – your friends expect good snacks now, and this will help you deliver.


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The 12″x16″ slate board includes four knives and chalk.

Promising review: “I love this slate cheese board. The soapstone chalk pencil is precise and better than regular chalk because it does not leave dust or rub off until you are ready to wipe it off. The stainless steel serving knives have a sturdy, sleek design. Unlike some utensils with handles that eventually loosen or break off, these are one piece and easy to clean. It has slip-proof rubber feet that keep it in place. I was very impressed at the quality and value of this product. It looked very impressive this past Christmas with my different cheeses, meats, fruit, and wine pairings.” —Vera

Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

20.

A water pick to not only make Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye proud of you for taking care of yourself, but also your dentist…because that matters too.


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It uses water to removed 99.9 percent of plaque and is 50 percent more effective than flossing for your gums. It features 10 pressure settings and a timer to keep track of flossing time.

Promising review: “This thing is epic!!!! It’s fun to use from a chronic non-flosser. I hate flossing, and my dentist said I should be a big boy and take care of myself, so I bought this. It was a great decision, and I actually like using it. So powerful and blasts that stuff straight out. Be like me and buy this. Be an adult. 😂.” —Beau

Get it from Amazon for $58.95 (available in two styles and nine colors).

21.

A slip silk pillowcase that’ll make sleep feel even more like a dream, especially when you wake up without sleep lines or bedhead and can confidently say, “I woke up like this”.


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Promising review: “I looked at cheaper brands and read the reviews and purchased this pillowcase because of the quality and the ability to wash it without ruining it. So far I have washed it once, and it has stayed fully intact. This case is fantastic. I would recommend this for anybody who hates sleep lines. I wake up looking much better and my skin is soft. I’m thinking about giving these to my family as gifts.” —LakeviewChicago

Get it from Nordstrom for $85+ (available in queen and king sizes and in nine colors and patterns).

22.

A SodaStream so you can stop buying seltzer at the store and just feed your obsession at home by making your own.


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This set includes a seltzer water maker, two CO2 cylinders, one bottle, and lime and orange flavoring drops.

Promising review: “I bought this for my boyfriend for his birthday because he loves seltzer, and he’s in LOVE with SodaStream. This is the perfect starter kit for anyone. This is a cordless device, which is great because you don’t have to find an outlet for it among other appliances—or even take it with you on vacay (which my BF has considered lol).” —Ashley Velazquez

Get it from Amazon for $149.95 (available in four colors).

23.

A cold-brew coffee maker so you can have coffee waiting for you as soon as you wake up — and save yourself time and money because you won’t have to stop at the coffee shop.


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Just say goodbye to your barista first. You don’t want them to worry about you!

Promising review: “I have been drinking caffeinated beverages every day for half my life. I usually brewed hot then cooled it down with ice, which was quite a process to do every morning. Then I came across this cold-brew pitcher and thought I’d give it a try. It’s great, easy to use and clean, very convenient, and lasts for a couple weeks. I love it! Making a pitcher of coffee take less time than a normal brewer and makes enough for at least one cup a day for about a week, depending on how much coffee concentrate you use. I haven’t used my normal coffee or espresso machine since I got this cold-brew system. The coffee seems to taste better as well — not a huge difference but it’s somewhat noticeable.” —Jeremy Birnbaum

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in one- or two-quarts).

Read one BuzzFeeder’s full review here.

24.

Good ol’ socks because you know you’re getting older when all you want to do at the end of the day is go home, take off your pants, and put on a pair of cozy socks. Ahhhhh


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Promising review: “Oh my goodness I had no clue I was going to like these so much. I mean they are just socks! But I’ve fallen in love. Got a pack for my mom, now I want to get a pack for everyone, including me haha. So soft, so pretty. The perfect boot/winter sock for women. Each pair of socks comes individually with a nice wrapped product cover so I think I’m going to gift them out individually (it looks like I bought 5 pairs, instead of a pack of 5). Anyway, great stuff.” —Alicia Skinner

Get a pack of 5 from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 16 styles).

25.

An air fryer designed to help anyone looking to curb their fried food obsession *without* needing to give up french fries because that’s just too much to ask.


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Promising review: “BEST BEST BEST item ever!! I can’t believe how much I love this kitchen counter top appliance. I use this on average once a day, maybe more. It cooks beautiful and you can pretty much put anything in there. Chicken, french fries, steak, roast, you name it; and all without the grease. You can even cook hot dogs; not the most healthy but they come out like you cooked them on the grill. Reheating food comes out much better in this air fryer than in a microwave. The microwave either overcooks or makes things soggy and the food just never tastes the same but not in the air fryer!! The food comes out great! Gotta try it!” —Kathleen

Get it from Amazon for $68.48.

26.

A bathtub caddy tray to take your “me time” to a whole new level. Remember the days when you would run away screaming when your mom tried to give you a bath? Now you know that your mom was right all along.


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The two-sided tray has extendable handles and accessory slots to fit books, magazines, or even an electronic device. It’s waterproof and has non-slip silicone grips. The sides extend up to 43 inches to accommodate most bathtubs.

Promising review: “I gave this to my adult daughter as a gift, and she really loves it, especially the slot for a wine glass. Reading a good book in the tub, with a glass of wine close at hand (and un-spillable) seems like the height of luxury. We’re very happy with the purchase.” —hammock_monk

Get it from Amazon for $39.37.

27.

A turntable stand so you have a place to store your record player and records because you’ve *finally* accepted that you really are turning into your parents and appreciate the way they listened to music.


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Promising review: “I wanted a record stand that would house the player, some records, and small speaker. This is exactly what I wanted and was easy to assemble. Most of it can be done with just one person, but there was one part where I needed an extra hand. The directions are clear and easy to follow. The stand seems very sturdy, and I’m happy with it.” —Sis10

Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $74.99.

28.

A french rolling pin to make you feel like Julia Child as you roll out dough to make a delicious baked good.


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Promising review: “This is my favorite rolling pin to use. I have another completely straight edge that i also like, but this seems lighter and easier to handle.” —htc

Get it from Amazon for $19.70.

29.

A fancy trash can that might just make you a happier person because it’s the little things in life, you know?


Simple Human

Promising review: “I love love love this touch free sensor can! It’s been on my wish list for years. I’m a trash can geek and Simple Human is the best! Quality all the way from how it was shipped to ease of operations. Get the right bags and you have fun disposing of trash.” —Lisa

Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

30.

A temperature control ceramic mug so you can enjoy your coffee or tea for an extended period of time without worrying about it getting cold.


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You remotely adjust the temperature to get it just right, and you can also select a personalized LED color.

Promising review: “I love my Ember mug. I was hesitant to buy it for the price, but it is worth it! It was super easy to set up, and I love that I control it with an app on my phone. I even get alerts when my coffee is at my desired temp. Every morning I usually end up reheating my coffee in the microwave at least twice because I don’t have time to sit down and have one full cup. With the Ember mug, I no longer need to do this because its always at my desired temperature. I highly recommend it, and it would make a great gift.” —Mich8990

Get it from Amazon for $71.95+ (available in black and white).

31.

A plant stand to help you fully accept your position as plant mom because even though you’re an adult, another more than watering a plant seems like a bit too much at the moment.


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Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $52.49.

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A reusable coffee filter so you can feel a little bit better about yourself for doing one small thing to help the environment.


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Promising review: “This is a Godsend! I got tired of using disposable coffee filters and bought one of these half a year ago. It is in perfect condition and easy to clean! I don’t use soap—I just rinse it with warm water after I brew my coffee. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to go zero waste or save money on coffee filters!” —Laura Quattrochi

Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in four sizes).

33.

A KitchenAid immersion blender you’ll get so much use out of once you discover how easy it is to make smoothies, soups, dips, and so much more with this clever tool.


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This kit comes with a blending arm, whisk attachment, chopper attachment, blending jar, and bag for safe storage.

Promising review: “We got our hands on the KitchenAid 3-Speed Hand Blender to whip up some cheesecakes, and it did a quality job. The blender lets you blend, crush, chop, puree, and whisk. The chopper attachment is great for processing harder cheeses, nuts, and creating graham cracker crusts. The included whisk attachment whips creams and egg whites to fluffy peaks. You could blend, crush, chop, whisk, and puree smoothies, sauces, baby food, soup and more. It creates endless culinary creations, quickly and conveniently.” —AmazonMunchies

Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in black and silver).

34.

A Yankee candle, which might seem a bit extravagant to buy for yourself, but as a gift, it’s a way for the giver to say, “You’ve worked hard and you deserve something nice.”


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Promising review: “If you’re a fan of vanilla cakes, ice creams, and puddings, your mouth WILL be watering from this unbelievable, orgasmic scent which fills several rooms. It’s so good I often hesitate to light the candle, knowing that it’s going to TORTURE me with its delicious smell. I think once this candle has been used up, I will definitely buy another one. This candle alone has earned Yankee Candle a customer for life.” —Melissa Kelley

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in four sizes and 11 scents).

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And a NutriBullet to help you ~whip~ up smoothies in a matter of seconds because you’re a GD adult who likes to get their fruits and veggies in drink form.


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Promising review: “I truly love this NutriBullet 900. It handles all sorts of veggies and fruits, it blends in 15-30 seconds, it does NOT leak, as some reported, and it is easy to clean as long as you put the blade component and the carafe to soak soon after using. The recipe books are full of great ideas. My ONLY complaint is that it is not as quiet as I would like and I feel badly for our neighboring apartment dwellers as I make my shakes at 6:30am. But it’s a quick process and they claim they hear nothing. I would recommend this juicer/blender/extractor HIGHLY!!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $89 (available in 12 colors).

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