The Top TikTok Gifts of 2021 Have Gone Viral for a Reason
Hello! You’ve most likely landed here because you just searched “TikTok gifts” on your browser. Now, what is a “TikTok gift,” beyond a combination of words one Googles in order to find out what the hell to buy their niece or nephew for the holidays? Let us enlighten you, if you haven’t had the pleasure of draining hours of your life scrolling endlessly on the platform yourself.
Often, like a new dance or recipe trend, specific products go viral on TikTok. One user will rave about something, like Amazon leggings that accentuate your behind, for example, and before you know it, your entire feed (your For You page, if you want the correct TikTok terminology) is covered in people testing that product out for themselves. Many of these items are small life hacks, perfect little gifts for Secret Santa or stocking stuffers.
So if you’re looking to show you’re hip and in the know with the kids these days, look no further than one of these 16 TikTok gift ideas.
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Hot Chocolate Bombs
Hot chocolate bombs were all the rage last holiday season, and are as delicious as they are visually pleasing. Simply drop in a cup of milk and let the magic happen.
Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask
This face mask from Glow Recipe is the talk of the BeautyTok town, if you have a skincare junkie on your list.
Gua Sha Massage Tool
Throw one of these in for the skincare obsessed, too. This tool went viral for its stated ability to boost lymphatic drainage and increase circulation to the face to improve skin.
Handheld Milk Frother
So they can relive the trends of early quarantine days and whip their coffee—see what we mean here—even if they’re probably too young to be drinking coffee regularly.
Mini Ice Cube Trays
You know the perfect crushed ice that comes out of those fast food chain soda machines? This tray creates the closest thing you can get to that at home, and it’s all the rage online.
Ring Light with Tripod
True TikTok success requires the proper equipment.
Charcuterie Board Set
They can’t practice their internet-worthy charcuterie skills without the right board.
Watermelon Slicer and Baller
TikTok has also evolved beyond cutting fruit with knives. Get with the times!
Hand-Powered Food Chopper
Clear Rainbow Ring
Bon Bon Whims
If you’re looking for a trendy accessory, fun, chunky rings are the way to go.
Wireless Charging Station
Say farewell to loose phone charger cords all over the place.
This affordable shower head went viral for its wildly powerful pressure, as well as its filtration system.
3D LED Wall Clock
This digital clock is the slightly more useful sibling of the neon sign, a favorite among TikTokers.
Electric Candle Lighter
These are truly game-changing devices for anyone who frequently burns candles. They’ll never risk the wellbeing of their thumb while lighting a candle again.
Mini Bag Sealer
No one likes stale chips. This viral bag sealer can help.
If they eat a lot of meals in the car on the way to school, this fan-mounted dip container can eliminate the whole “packets of ketchup on a napkin in a lap” method, which we can all agree is not a good one.
Lauren Kranc is an editorial assistant at Esquire, where she covers pop culture and television, with entirely too narrow of an expertise on Netflix dating shows.
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