12 Gifts For The Stressed And Politics-Obsessed Betch In Your Life

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In the rare event you’ve managed to avoid any form of news media or social interaction in 2022, allow us to inform you that it has been a YEAR. From the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade in June to autumn midterm election anxiety, your news-obsessed friend in the group chat has been stressed. She gives you free news updates, sends the best memes, and always recommends the perfect podcast. Now’s your chance to return the favor with our Sup-curated list of gifts that honor her hustle and encourage her to calm the fuck down. 

If you have a friend who just can’t unplug, at least make sure it doesn’t impact their skincare. With it, you can doom scroll while you face roll—is there anything better? That’s a rhetorical question.

Ice Roller for Face & Eye

Know someone who spent a significant portion of this year either refreshing SCOTUSblog or the vote totals out of some small county in a state they’ve never been to? This. This is what they need.

Overeducated Mug
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We agree with her taste in melodies and Texas gubernatorial candidates, so it stands to reason we also stan her candle collaboration. Despite what the name suggests, “boy smells” candles do not reek of the halls of Congress (after all, detest for Ted Cruz is a trait we and Kacey Musgraves share). Spacey Kacey describes the scent as “glowing and dark… accords of smoked papyrus and amber add an earthy expensiveness” and “Commanding, but not in a hurry, like the last sips of a Negroni at the bar down the street.” Stunnin! We burn this candle all cozy season long with peace of mind—Boy Smells prioritizes gender inclusion and their packaging is 100 percent recyclable and made with soy-based ink and FSC-certified papers.

Slow Burn Candle
Boy Smells

Make sure everyone you encounter knows you earned a right to complain, and none of this *gestures broadly at everything* is your fault. Perfect for your bright blue stars in red states. 

I Fucking Voted Hat
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Let’s be honest, sometimes it f*cking does. This puzzle is perfect for your friend who needs a break from their everyday stress and something new to obsess over. Not a puzzle person? Society 6 has endless custom-made prints, home decor, furniture, lifestyle goods, clothes, literally everything you can think of, designed using the work of independent artists across the globe. Better yet, every purchase pays an artist.

Maybe Swearing Will Help Jigsaw Puzzle

Slippers are perfect for the person on your list who will find comfort in being cozy when they inevitably read an article this winter about a climate event bringing unusual amounts of snow and cold. And feel good knowing your gift will have an impact because with every pair purchased Bombas also donates a pair of socks to a person in need.

Gripper Slippers

“I have too many loungewear sets,” said no one ever. TIÉR is a Black-owned brand that sells hoodies, pants, dresses, and jumpsuits dyed with eco-friendly pigments. These high-quality pieces are built to last – and the sale prices for some color options are basically a steal. Perfect for lounging while rewatching “The West Wing” for the 47th time to ward off seasonal depression. 

Sky Blue Hoodie

This necklace is the perfect subtle statement piece for all the women in your life who are doing the most. It’s lightweight and simple which makes the perfect accessory to the weight of the world on our shoulders.

Empowered Pendant Necklace
Sterling Forever

As an extremely not-morning-person, the promise of putting these eye masks on my face every day is what gets me out of bed (at my third alarm, we’re not working miracles over here). Apply your daily eye serum, top with your Forever Eye Mask, rinse and repeat for at least a year because that’s how long these can last. Plus they come with sustainable packaging partnered with Bluebird Climate, so your already climate change-stressed friend can truly relax. Pro tip, keep them in the freezer.

Forever Eye Mask
Dieux Skin

Pair the reusable eye masks with the perfect hydrating clean skincare for winter. Not to be dramatic but the Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum changed my life overnight so save your friend the time and get them the value set from the get-go. Inkey List products are all cruelty-free and certified “Clean at Sephora” meaning they have no harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and phthalates. 

Winter Skin 101
The INKEY List

This is a vibe. You know exactly who it’s for. Get it for them.

Inauguration Bernie Mug

Step one of handling stress, make a plan. planners make tackling any to-do list a little bit brighter with fun colors, stickers, affirmations and artwork credited to the artists. Planners are also the perfect holiday present because you can start the year off right and make the most of every page. You can also take 35% off with code “TAKE35.”

12 Month Planner
Bridget Schwartz
Bridget Schwartz
Bridget is Betches’ Content Assistant for News and Activism and strongly believes men are the reason for all of the world’s problems (with the solution being wine, obvi). Other fun facts about her: she’s Canadian, formerly a competitive Irish dancer, and can probably be found yelling into the void about reproductive justice.