Gifts for the Very Online Person in Your Life

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Everyone’s internet experience is different, which means that there isn’t just one way to be “very online”. This gift guide is our attempt to remedy that. For some, being connected means a nice laptop and phone cases. For others, it means being involved in social justice causes and supporting meaningful organizations. And in many cases, that means they’ve seen all the great memes before you have.

Here are some freebies to show your appreciation and encourage people to rest their eyes every now and then too.

Forvr Mood candles

Influencer products can be hit and miss, but YouTube star Jackie Aina’s fun and flirty candles – with names like Thotumn and Bad and Boozy – are perfect for friends or loved ones who have learned how to wear makeup on YouTube.

$ 35 + | forvrmood.com

a cameo

Literally, anyone who is slightly famous or who has just had their 15 minutes of fame is on Cameo. If you’re looking for the type of person who has everything they need, surprise them with something that has no real value except maybe for a good laugh. While a cameo from pro skater (and “Masked Singer” star?) Tony Hawk costs $ 250, a William Knight video, which has gone viral for his TikTok meme “There is no such thing as a coincidence,” costs $ 250. $ 99. He was waiting for you.

Varies | cameo.com

‘Crying in H Mart’ by Reparations Club

This memoir by Michelle Zauner, a singer-songwriter known as Japanese Breakfast, began as a popular essay in the New Yorker about grief, mourning, and growing up in Korea. Soon it will be a movie. And while it may seem counterintuitive to get a book from a physical bookstore for one person online, stores like the Black-owned Reparations Club of LA host many IRL and virtual book readings and take-out events. speech that people like to be the first to know.

$ 26.95 | rep.club

Mayfair Group Use the Internet for Good sweatshirt

The Mayfair Group aesthetic is a combination of positivity, vulnerability, a bit of humor and a lot of fashion awareness. Gift it to someone who regularly longs for a less toxic internet culture in their Instagram captions.

$ 108 | themayfairgroupllc.com

NYZ Accessory Shop smiley ring

Gen Z may have said the smiley emoji was for the elderly, but this 18k gold-plated stainless steel ring is still cool.

$ 50 | nyzaccessoire.shop

Now Serving Food Is Personal / Political Tote Bag

For the person who wears their heart on their sleeve and politics on their cotton canvas tote bags, pick up this bag from LA Now Serving Kitchen Bookstore. And if the recipient of your gift has spent the past 18 months reading recipes online, maybe add an old-fashioned physical book as well.

$ 42 | nowservingla.com

Wildflower Rickey Thompson iPhone Case

If you’re reading this, the person you’re looking for is probably spending a good deal of their time on their phone. Why not give them a trendy gift? Wildflower, a Los Angeles-based women-owned company, frequently partners with influencers on limited edition phone cases. We love their recent partnership with Rickey Thompson, who rose to fame thanks to his viral comedy videos on Vine and Instagram.

$ 35 | wildflowercases.com

LaRayia’s Bodega Love Without Reason Dad Hat

LaRayia Gaston’s Westlake bodega doesn’t just offer low-cost meals and $ 1 snacks for the community – there’s also a collection of crystals, jewelry, shirts, housewares and hats, including including this 90s style daddy hat.

$ 33.33 | larayiasbodega.com

Canyon Coffee Chemex Starter Kit

Personally, I spend a lot of time online and a lot of time drinking coffee, and therefore the two have become connected to me. Reading about the different ways of brewing coffee, the different tools I can use, and the taste of different beans from different parts of the world has been my version of quarantine sourdough. If you know someone like me (or really know me!) Get them this Chemex Starter Kit, which comes with a bag of coffee from the LA-based roaster.

$ 72 | canyoncoffee.co

Go Get Em Tiger Coffee Membership

If your coffee lover already has all the tools and gadgets you can think of, just get them more coffee. We love this three-month Go Get Em Tiger subscription from LA, but there’s also goodboybob, Patria Coffee, and YesPlz.

$ 112 | gget.com

Polaroid Go Starter Kit

IPhone cameras have come a long way (or that’s what I’ve heard, I’m still on the iPhone 7), but sometimes it’s nice to put your phone away and walk away with a copy. physics of the photo.

$ 119 | us.polaroid.com

Nourish by the Now Copper Dry Brush

The Now, a Los Angeles-based massage parlor, created their Copper Dry Brush to help “combat the environmental stressors of modern life while enhancing your beauty and wellness routine.” Dry brushing is not a silver bullet, but its benefits include exfoliation and stimulation of circulation.

$ 42 | henowmassage.com

Supergoop Home & Away Lotion Kit!

A light gift that says: I love you, now go outside.

$ 77 | supergoop.com

Here are some freebies to show your appreciation and encourage people to rest their eyes every now and then too.

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