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What They Can’t Live Without (That Also Make Great Gifts)

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Over the last year, the Strategist staff has interviewed nearly 70 celebrities about their favorite things for our What I Can’t Live Without series. Back in January, Danny Trejo told us about a wax that’s the secret to his signature mustache. Quinta Brunson recommended her favorite boxed mac and cheese in May. Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso told us all about her favorite boob tape in September. And while we love hearing about all the everyday products that these notable people use, they’ve introduced us to some more unique items, too — many of which would make excellent gifts this holiday season. So we dug through all their recommendations to find 30 celebrity-approved options for everyone on your list, from the home cook who would love Ayo Edebiri’s chef’s knife to the frequent traveler that needs Yara Shahidi’s travel blanket.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

What They Can’t Live Without (That Also Make Great Gifts)