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    48 Gifts You Basically Can’t Go Wrong With

    From budget to splurge-worthy, these gifts are great for everyone on your list.

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    1. A Kindle Paperwhite that's thin, glare-free, and – did I mention? – WATERPROOF. Plus, it has a ton of storage so you can schlep around that 1,000-page book without breaking your back.

    2. A pair of Greats sneakers because we're at a point in our lives in which we need to realize that investing in comfortable shoes = basically as important for your body as sleeping. When our feet are happy, we're happy.

    3. A set of wooly crew socks because you can never, and I mean NEVER, have enough warm socks.

    4. A personalized tote (with a beautiful print designed by an independent artist) anyone will love to carry around and show off.

    5. A portable Bluetooth speaker designed to be small and waterproof so they can take it anywhere and bring great music right along with them.

    6. A HyperChiller that can chill freshly brewed coffee – or other liquids, such as wine (!!) – in a minute without watering it down.

    7. A pair of plush slippers to ~slide~ on a bit of warmth without worrying about overheating and having sweaty feet (that's one of the worst feelings ever).

    8. A splurge-worthy carryon suitcase people are OBSESSED with, and for good reason: it has a removable charger, 360-degree wheels, and a tough shell casing.

    9. A Homesick candle as a nice reminder of their home state, country, or city when they're missing where they came from.

    10. A WOW-worthy pair of sneakers a fitness fanatic (or just a shoe fanatic) will love to open and then immediately post to their Instagram to show off the amazing gift they got.

    11. Or a pair of waterproof Allbirds – they can wear them all day and not worry about a random downpour starting out of nowhere ruining their cool shoes. Plus, these are washable, so *if* they do get a bit muddy or dirty, they can just throw them right in the washing machine!

    12. A large slate cheese board to help them show off their meat, cheese, and crudité arrangement skills at every party they attend.

    13. A box full of British chocolate bars because it's a fact that chocolate is an amazing gift for anyone *and* British chocolate is wayyy better than American.

    14. A Quip electric toothbrush so chic they won't even realize how practical a gift it really is—until they start using it every single day.

    15. A basic letter board the recipient can personalize with a new message weekly or daily to get the inspiration they need.

    16. A countertop greenhouse that will give anyone the opportunity to grow fresh herbs no matter what climate they live in.

    17. Otrio, which takes tic-tac-toe to another (more complex) level so even grandparents (and grandchildren) can compete and have a great time together.

    18. A KitchenAid mixer that's a fan favorite and everyone (I mean everyone) would be more than happy to add it to their kitchens.

    19. A Dagne Dover duffle bag made out of neoprene and mesh for a super soft bag they'll be able to fit SO much stuff in that they'll never fly without it again.

    20. A compact portable charger because phones die WAY too fast, and it's always good to have a backup on hand so they're not stuck anywhere with a dead phone.

    21. A set of custom stickers you can personalize to represent anyone — from the recipient to their pet to their favorite celebrity.

    22. A microwave popcorn popper bowl that makes delicious popcorn in minutes for their next movie night or just for an afternoon snack.

    23. A smart wallet with a quick card access mechanism, RFID blocking, and a tracker to keep the valuables they take with them safe and protected, even if they accidentally leave their wallet in an Uber...again.

    24. A couch caddy that securely holds coffee cups, wine glasses, and more right next to you on a couch, chair, or in bed so they can truly relax without worrying about spilling.

    25. A sport smartwatch designed to look like a regular watch, but it actually has way more functions—counting steps, heart rate, blood-oxygen levels, and a sports mode to help you keep track of your fitness.

    26. An electric bottle opener for the wine lover in your life so they never have to struggle opening a bottle again.

    27. An absolutely beautiful pair of boots that'll make them actually want to go out in the snow and cold weather because their feet will be protected and warm, and the shoes won't clash with their outfit.

    28. A bathtub caddy tray for the person in your life who takes "me" time to a new level. They may never leave the bathroom now...

    29. A Godiva assorted gift box filled with 19 delicious pieces to surprise and delight them because they'll never know what they're going to get...

    30. A monogram necklace for a personalized gift without an outrageous price tag – they'll find it so thoughtful they'll probably wear it every day.

    31. A gift subscription to Book of the Month Club – it'll allow the giftee to choose a new book from a selection of five each month.

    32. A hanging photo display to create a personalized photo collage.

    33. A basic leather tote bag to fit everything they need for a day at the office or as a carry-on for a trip.

    34. A beautiful skyline ring to show off their hometown or just a favorite city.

    35. A SodaStream that makes delicious sparkling water (or soda with a bit of added flavoring) without the cost of buying cans from the grocery store every week.

    36. A dog treat camera for the dog lover who hates to be away from their best friend.

    37. A gift certificate for Trunk Club — a styling subscription service that will send a curated collection of clothing right to their door so they can get clothes they'll actually wear.

    38. A cactus reed diffuser that won't ~succ~ to open because everyone loves succulents *and* making their homes smell nice.

    39. A Little Tikes Tasty Jr. Bake 'n Share Play Kitchen (from BuzzFeed) any little one on your list will be thrilled to open – they'll immediately want to put it together and play with it (even if that makes it a pain to take home).

    40. A deluxe foot spa that's heated *and* has a bubble massager for a spa treat they can use every week (or every day TBH).

    41. A Roku to help them finally cut the cable cord while still being able to watch West Wing for the 100th time. (Oh sorry, that's just my dad.)

    42. A robe they can slip on immediately after getting home because being in the uncomfortable clothes you wore all day at the office is just not acceptable.

    43. A simple yet sophisticated SugarFix by Baublebar earring set that they'll probably assume you spent way more on because all three pairs look so nice and will pair well with whatever they wear.

    44. A very useful water-resistant large tote bag they can fill with gifts and snacks to take to a Christmas party and then to the beach when the weather gets warmer.

    45. A storm cloud weather predictor so they know just after they open their eyes what they're about to head out into, whether it's clear, cloudy, or even snowy.

    46. A complete wet shave kit to upgrade their shaving experience and make it more luxurious.

    47. A heated massager they can use to relieve the tension they get from just being out in the world. Those tense shoulders aren't going to fix themselves.

    48. And a splurge-worthy Airwrap complete styler that'll make you the best gift giver *ever* because this will give them the gift of never having a bad hair day again.

    If you can't give a puppy for Christmas, any of these gifts will illicit the same reaction, guaranteed.

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