What sets the best-selling products of December apart from the other months in 2021 is that many were given as gifts, signifying a purpose that extends beyond something scored on sale or bought just because. What we're getting at here is that this month's most wanted stuff is more sentimental and specific.
The ahead list of reader favorites — sourced from Refinery29's tantalizing vat of anonymous shopping data — features items that were vetted and approved as worthy of investing in for ourselves and/or sharing with our VIPs. This includes comfort shaped like sherpa booties, support in the form of affirmational animal cards, love baked into Levain cookies, pleasure pulsing out of unforgettable vibrators, humor spread from the pages of a dopey bird book, and youth in a tube of wrinkle-fighting cream.
Click, scroll, or swipe onward to discover the top 29 buys that made our discerning end-of-year cut in 2021.
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