11 Ugly Christmas Sweaters That’ll Steal the Show at Any Holiday Party This Year

Star Wars / Blizzard Bay
Star Wars / Blizzard Bay

Ugly Christmas sweaters have proven themselves to be much more than a passing fad, and the digital marketplace is teeming with every variation imaginable. And it's not limited to just holiday-themed designs, either. Now, you're just as likely to find a gaudy Santa sweater as you are a Darth Vader or Harry Potter one.

With office parties and family gatherings littering the calendar this December, be sure to wear your holiday spirit quite literally on your sleeve with one of these flashy, festive, not-so-ugly Christmas sweaters.

1. Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater; $29

star wars ugly christmas sweater
Star Wars/Amazon

Since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is premiering just days before Christmas this year, it’s only fitting that you would don your best intergalactic duds to celebrate. This one features AT-AT walkers, lightsabers, TIE fighters, Stormtroopers, and Darth Vader himself, set against a snowy backdrop worthy of Hoth.

Buy It: Amazon

2. Krampus Ugly Christmas Sweater; $50-$55

krampus ugly christmas sweater
Ripple Junction/Amazon

Is jolly old St. Nick a little too jolly for you? Then embrace your inner villain this year in a Krampus sweater. But did you know that despite being a monster, Krampus still hangs out with Santa Claus? Be sure to learn a few more facts about the classic Central European Christmas demon before you head to your holiday party.

Buy It: Amazon

3. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley Initialed Christmas Sweaters; $40

harry potter and ron weasley initialed christmas sweaters
Tees and Tank You/Amazon

Any Potterhead will instantly recognize the initialed sweaters that Mrs. Weasley hand-knits for her loved ones each year. Now you can unwrap your gifts this Christmas morning while clad in a cozy fleece version of Harry’s, while your partner dons Ron’s maroon one.

Buy It: Amazon

4. Llama Ugly Christmas Sweater; $30

llama ugly christmas sweater
33 Degrees/Target

If this hotel’s holiday llama visits are any indication, they're better at spreading Christmas cheer than you might’ve thought. This pull-over sweater's festive llama features a pocket that’s perfect for holding a small present or a can of spiked cider.

Buy It: Target

5. The Office Ugly Christmas Sweater; $58

The Office Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Tipsy Elves

Have an Office superfan on your gift list this year? Tipsy Elves has a whole line of new ugly Christmas sweaters dedicated to the quirky denizens of Dunder Mifflin, but this one of Michael lands right at the top of the list. Here are 12 other gift ideas any Office fan will definitely love.

Buy It: Tipsy Elves

6. Light-Up Cactus Ugly Christmas Sweater; $35

cactus ugly christmas sweater
Blizzard Bay/Amazon

This adorable cactus sweater is a great way to show people that giant, evergreen conifers aren’t the only plants that look good in lights—and these bulbs actually work, too, so you can be extra festive.

Buy It: Amazon

7. Abbey Road Ugly Christmas Sweater; $40

abbey road ugly christmas sweater
Walmart

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr somehow still look like the portrait of rock ‘n’ roll, even when dressed as pointy-toed, pointy-eared elves. Fuse your passion for both Christmas and the Beatles with this hilarious reimagining of the Abbey Road album cover.

Buy It: Walmart

8. Unicorn Ugly Christmas Sweater; $30-39

unicorn ugly christmas sweater
Blizzard Bay/Amazon

Looking for a way to stand out in a sea of red and green at your office Christmas party? The rainbow-maned unicorn on this mostly pink and teal cotton sweater can definitely help you out. So go out there and be as bold and majestic as you want to be this year.

Buy It: Amazon

9. Menorasaurus Ugly Hanukkah Sweater; $33

menorasaurus hanukkah christmas sweater
TJS/Amazon

Forget Ross’s holiday armadillo from Friends—this bright blue, candle-bearing Stegosaurus look-alike is a quirky reminder that menorahs are every bit as festive as Christmas trees. You can also buy this sweater in two different shades of blue or gray.

Buy It: Amazon

10. Gaudy Garland Ugly Christmas Sweater; $65

garland and bauble ugly christmas sweater
Tipsy Elves/Amazon

Speaking of Christmas trees, steal the show from the prop one at the party venue by dressing as a walking, talking, tinsel-y evergreen in this oh-so-jolly holiday sweater. And when the party is over, you can even put this festive pull-over in the washing machine.

Buy It: Amazon

11. Cat Ugly Christmas Sweater; $30-$39

cat ugly christmas sweater
Blizzard Bay/Amazon

The cat on this sweater might be thrilled about wearing a button-up cardigan and plaid bow tie this holiday season, but we can’t promise your actual cat will feel the same way.

Buy It: Amazon

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7 Massage Guns That Are on Sale Right Now

Jawku/Actigun
Jawku/Actigun

Outdoor exercise is a big focus leading into summer, but as you begin to really tone and strengthen your muscles, you might notice some tough knots and soreness that you just can’t kick. Enter the post-workout massage gun—these bad boys are like having a deep-tissue masseuse by your side whenever you want. If you're looking to pick one up for yourself, check out these brands while they’re on sale.

1. Actigun 2.0: Percussion Massager (Black); $128 (57 percent off)

Actigun massage gun.
Actigun

Don't assume you need a professional masseur to provide relief—this massage gun offers 20 variable speeds and can adjust the output power on its own according to pressure. Can your human massage therapist do that?

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2. JAWKU Muscle Blaster V2 Cordless Percussion Massage Gun; $260 (13 percent off)

Jawku massaging gun.
Jawku

This cordless, five-speed massager uses a design that's aimed to increase blood flow, release stored lactic acid, and relieve sore muscles through various vibrations.

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3. DEEP4s: Percussive Therapy Massage Gun for Athletes; $230 (23 percent off)

Re-Athlete massage gun.
Re-Athlete

Instant relief is an option with this massage tool, featuring five different attachments made to tackle any muscle group. You can squeeze in eight hours of massage time before you have to charge it again.

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4. Handheld Massage Gun for Deep Tissue Percussion; $75 (15 percent off)

Massage gun from Stackcommerce.
Stackcommerce

With five replaceable heads and six speed settings, this massage gun can easily adapt to the location and intensity of your soreness. And since it lasts up to three hours per charge, you won't have to worry about constantly plugging it in.

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5. The Backmate Power Massager; $120 (19 percent off)

Backmate massage gun.
Backmate

Speed is the name of the game here. The Backmate Power Massager is designed for fast, effective relief through its ergonomic design. Fast doesn’t need to mean short, either. After the instant relief, you can stimulate and distract your nervous system for lasting pain relief.

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6. ZTECH Percussion Massage Gun (Red); $80 (46 percent off)

ZTech massage gun.
ZTech

This massage gun looks a lot like a power drill, and, similarly, you can adjust its design for the perfect fit with six interchangeable heads that target different muscle areas.

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7. Aduro Sport Elite Recovery Massage Gun (Maroon); $80 (60 percent off)

Aduro massage gun.
Aduro

Tackle large muscle groups, the neck, Achilles tendon, joints, and small muscle areas with this single massage gun. Four massage heads and six intensity levels allow this tool to provide a highly customizable experience.

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This Innovative Cutting Board Takes the Mess Out of Meal Prep

There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
TidyBoard, Kickstarter

Transferring food from the cutting board to the bowl—or scraps to the compost bin—can get a little messy, especially if you’re dealing with something that has a tendency to roll off the board, spill juice everywhere, or both (looking at you, cherry tomatoes).

The TidyBoard, available on Kickstarter, is a cutting board with attached containers that you can sweep your ingredients right into, taking the mess out of meal prep and saving you some counter space in the process. The board itself is 15 inches by 20 inches, and the container that fits in its empty slot is 14 inches long, 5.75 inches wide, and more than 4 inches deep. Two smaller containers fit inside the large one, making it easy to separate your ingredients.

Though the 4-pound board hangs off the edge of your counter, good old-fashioned physics will keep it from tipping off—as long as whatever you’re piling into the containers doesn’t exceed 9 pounds. It also comes with a second set of containers that work as strainers, so you can position the TidyBoard over the edge of your sink and drain excess water or juice from your ingredients as you go.

You can store food in the smaller containers, which have matching lids; and since they’re all made of BPA-free silicone, feel free to pop them in the microwave. (Remove the small stopper on top of the lid first for a built-in steaming hole.)

tidyboard storage containers
They also come in gray, if teal isn't your thing.
TidyBoard

Not only does the bamboo-made TidyBoard repel bacteria, it also won’t dull your knives or let strong odors seep into it. In short, it’s an opportunity to make cutting, cleaning, storing, and eating all easier, neater, and more efficient. Prices start at $79, and it’s expected to ship by October 2020—you can find out more details and order yours on Kickstarter.

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