If you know someone who spends a lot of time on TikTok, this is the gift guide you’ve been waiting for (even if you didn’t know it).
I, myself, happen to be an avid TikTok-er! In fact, my new catchphrase is I didn’t find TikTok. TikTok found me. lol. This year has made me do, say, and allow all sorts of things I never thought I would. For instance, feed my family frozen pizza three nights in a row, wear pajamas all day, for days on end (and feel not even a little bit weird about it), let the kids stare at screens for 12 hours, consider walking to the front door to collect packages as an acceptable mode of exercising…and TIKTOK.
Yeh, I sorta dabbled in it before 2020, but not in the very shameless/haphazard way I am very comfortable with now. Sometimes I put stuff up and wonder, hmmm. Should I really be okay with people seeing me this way?…but then I just laugh. ah ha ha..aaahahaha…AAAHHH…ha ha (reference Martha from Schitt’s Creek here) and continue on with my life.
The thing about TikTok is it really has given me a space to be myself, to be free and silly…and have a real laugh about the absurdity of life. When I’m not making videos, I sometimes find myself scrolling, laughing, crying [repeat]…and then realize an hour as passed. Was it a waste? I don’t think so! It brings joy during this weird time, so I can’t knock it.
Gift Ideas For TikTok Lovers
If you also are a newly obsessed TikToker or have a friend, cousin, niece, nephew or parent who is, you definitely want to check out the gift ideas below. I found must-haves for both The Here-To-Scroll and The *TikTok Star*.
Gifts For The TikTok Watchers
Perusing TikTok becomes an even more enjoyable activity if you have a fuzzy, warm blanket to cuddle up in on the couch. This particular throw blanket keeps showing up when I am on Amazon — it has good reviews, is available in other colors and it’s big enough for a person to fit under (nothing bothers me more than a throw blanket that does not cover my feet).
A lot of the allure behind TikTok videos is people doing fun, random things. It’s fun to watch! So, if you aren’t really into recording yourself for all to see, but you do like fun…this book might be your thing. I love that its an activity book, where you scratch off an adventure idea to complete. This one is the family edition, but they also have one for couples. Click on the link and check it out! You need to see more of the details on the pages.
An easy way to listen (and actually hear…if you have kids, you know) is a good pair of earbuds. I don’t know what I did before earbuds. They are so convenient and easy to wear! I found these more affordable ones by LOFTEK on Amazon, which have great reviews. Of course, there’s always the Apple AirPods, too ($119 right now on Amazon).
4/ TikTok Socks
These socks are a fun and quirky gift idea for the TikTok lover! Also, they’d keep the feet warm, which…let me tell you…cold toes while scrolling for hours on TikTok is not ideal. FYI: they also come in black and a couple of other color variations.
5/ Fuzzy Onesie
I mean, this goes without saying. Not only will your favorite TikToker feel like an adorable little bunny rabbit in one of these, but they will also thank you for providing them with warmth and comfort that will last way beyond their couch session. FYI: this onesie comes in different patterns + colors. Now, if you think they may prefer a footed version, click on over to this option.
A cheeky bit of fun for the Christmas tree. This will make any Professional TikTok Consumer giggle in merriment.
Gotta make sure those eyeballs are protected from the blue light emitted from whatever screen TikTok is rolling on! As a watcher and a creator, I really see the value in these…and also, they’re good looking. I love the gold accent with the clear frame.
8/ Coffee Mug
It’s a fact. Look it up! Watching TikTok videos can result in randomly breaking out into dance, while humming/badly singing viral TikTok songs.
Gifts For The TikTok Creators
1/ Track Jacket
If you know an avid TikTok creator, they will seriously appreciate something they can throw on that is both comfortable and cool. This track jacket is the perfect thing.
2/ Track Pants
These track pants can be worn with the jacket above. Basically, this is the slickest matching set…and will allow for any TikToker to move and groove for hours on end.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, now being a full-fledged TikTok creator, it’s that having a FANTASTIC pair of sneakers is really a must. They stand out in an epic dance video (or any clip that’s full-body) and also provide real support for those who need to run back and forth to press stop, record, stop, record over and over. It can be a full-time job, honestly.
Need. Granted, I’d wear it with a splash of HA HA…either way! This graphic tee is bound to make any TikTok fan smile.
There is nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out how to keep one’s phone steady and in place while shooting an epic TikTok video. The process is 50x easier with a phone tripod. This particular one can also be held, if the TikTok-user likes to move around a lot.
Not necessary for TikTok content creation, but FUN nonetheless. These are super-trendy on TikTok. I’ve seen several creators put them along cabinets in their kitchen, turning them on for some extra fun in their videos. Not only that, these lights would make random epic kitchen dance parties a real possibility!
A great lip color is always nice to have on hand, for a quick and easy way to add a bit of “szhoosh”. Personally, I can’t reach the level some TikTokers are on…with the hair, full make-up. I am a mothaaa, for crying out loud. So, if you know a mama trying to SLAY it on TikityTok, consider my favorite lip stick. She’ll thank you.
8/ Dry Shampoo
100% this. Again, sometimes your favorite TikToker does not have the time to prep and style their hair for an hour before clicking ‘record’. This fantastic dry shampoo is a simple way to take hair from meh to YAAS QUEEN. I’ve used it, so can vouch for it. It’s my favorite dry shampoo.
Yet another fast-and-easy way to freshen up for a TikTok recording session. It can be lightly sprayed on the face and VOILA! The skin will look hydrated and fresh. This face is about to go viral!!
10/ Ring Light
Another must! Finding the right lighting (especially inside) can be incredibly challenging for a TikTok creator. This ring light and phone/camera tripod duo fix that problem instantly. Not to mention, it does help to make skin look more flawless and well…literally puts someone in the spotlight…and if they’re on TikTok…that’s probably something they really, really don’t mind. (Yeh, I just ordered it for myself.)
Happy TikTok gifting!
Find me over on the gram (@camilledipaola) for more styling ideas...and random TikTok travesties (I’m Camille DiPaola on there, too).