Taking care of Millennials is hard, so let me help you with this handy gift list of 10 gifts. All these items are JJ approved.
Disclaimer: Some of these items are affiliate linked, if you don’t like that idea, just look up these items on Google rather than clicking through 🙂
This Lip Duo by FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna
FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna was the hottest makeup launch of this year with awesome colors for every skin tone. And it’s legitimately good. If you have a makeup lover in your life, they’ll probably be delighted by this super cute duo which comes packaged in a little ornament.
This Elegant Quilted Fanny Pack
Fashion is cyclical and 2018 heralded the return of the fanny pack–thanks, Gucci! You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get the look, though, and this particular bag can be worn three different ways. Let’s face it, fanny packs really are the best way to carry your stuff around at festivals, concerts, and traveling. I love this one because it comes with two different straps so I can be a little classy with the gold chain, or sporty with the belt. It keeps my valuables close to me and lets my dance and move around without worrying too much.
A Pretty Rose Quartz Face Roller
Face rollers are super trendy in Asia, so naturally, they’re starting to pick up some buzz in the US as well. I was skeptical, but it turns out, rolling my face with a piece of jade or rose quartz is pretty relaxing and nice. Also, it really does seem to help my serums and face creams absorb. If you have a loved one who’s really into crystal healing, rose quartz is supposed to be great for that. For the skeptical, rose quartz stays cool so you can roll away while watching TV.
Sleepy Ride Airline Foot Rest
This is one of those items I bought on a whim once because, how bad could it be?
It turns out, it’s not bad at all–it’s wonderful actually! If you’re on a long haul flight and have the legroom, this foot rest helps elevate the feet to reduce pressure, soreness, and puffiness. I used it on economy class on a 10 hour flight. Paired with Economy Plus for the extra legroom, and this feels like you’re traveling on a much classier ticket fare.
$19.97 at Amazon
The Incredible Trtl Travel Pillow
One of my favorite travel items of all time, I give this as a gift to anyone I know who travels internationally. About the size of a scarf, this “pillow” has neck support built in so it comfortably props your head up on your shoulder or on your chest. I’ve slept for 6 straight hours just using this. It’s also very light and easily attachable to the straps of a backpack or roller bag!
$29.99 at Amazon
The fantastic Anker SoundCore
Anker makes one of the very best bluetooth speakers and it’s under $30. I have quite a collection of various bluetooth/USB speakers from Christmases past, but it’s this one that I bought for myself that is better than all others–except the one that was given to me that costs 4x more. Great for traveling, light, water-proof and puts out crisp sounds and deep bass.
$27.99 at Amazon
An Attractive Pour Over Coffee Station
This is not a gift for a coffee lover who has a Chemex, Aeropress, and lots of other fancy coffee gadgets. But for someone dabbling in coffee, or who might want to show off a new kitchen, this is a delightfully attractive and affordable pour over station. Coffee isn’t about the gadgets anyway, it’s about the coffee! Pair this with something nice from a local roaster and you have a lovely gift.
$26.49 at Amazon
A Mini Candle Trio to Make the Home Smell Great
VOLUSPA makes the best candles. They’re also, like, $50 candles. This mini set is so adorable and affordable I bought a bunch as stocking stuffers and last minute gifts. VOLUSPA candles smell amazing and they always have cute candle holders that look great in your house, and you can reuse when you’re done.
$24.00 at Sephora
Home Taiyaki Dessert Pan
Taiyaki are Japanese fish-shaped desserts filled with whatever tasty filling (traditionally red bean, but go wild). This is the perfect gift for the Japan lover or the host or hostess who literally has everything else.
$22.99 at Amazon
Cuddly Avocado Plushie
Super cute and squishy plush avocado to make all the necessary Millennial avocado toast jokes before you cry in college debt.
$19.49 at Amazon