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    39 Gifts You Can’t Go Wrong With

    From budget to splurge-worthy, these gifts are all truly winners.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A new version of the Kindle Paperwhite that's thinner, 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.


    I LOVE my Kindle Paperwhite. I keep it in my purse all the time because I never know when I will have 10–15 minutes to read. It's so light and easy to hold. Plus, the new features on this one are AMAZING.

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+.

    Learn more about the features of the new 2018 Kindle Paperwhite in our closer look!

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


    Honestly, more warm socks are on my Christmas list every year. And these look extra cozy.

    Promising review: "I love them. I waited to rate them until after I had washed a pair. There was very little shrinkage, and I absolutely love the patterns and colors. They would make really great stocking stuffers, though I am not willing to share." —ET

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight color combinations).

    3. A half-zip pullover jacket so cozy and chic they'll want to wear this every day, even when the temperature gets warm again.

    J Crew

    Promising review: "This pullover is so warm and soft, and the color is beautiful. It runs slightly large, but I like it that way. I would definitely recommend!" —Rebecca

    Get it from J Crew for $128 (available in sizes XXS–3X and in five colors) or a similar men's style for $69.50 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in four colors).

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


    This 12.5 oz cup chills all beverages except carbonated ones. You fill it with water and put it in the freezer for 12 hours before using it. Plus, it's dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I bought this item for my husband as a Father's Day gift. He is a coffee 'freak' and loves espresso, though in the hot summer he enjoys cold coffee in the evenings after work. That usually involved making it in the morning and putting in the fridge. But this HyperChiller changed everything! We LOVE it! It really takes no more than 90 seconds to get the perfect ice cold coffee!! If you want to be able to make an ice cold drink in seconds—this item is for you!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    5. A desk plaque that will remind everyone that Beyoncé has the same amount of time in a day as we do, so we better get to running the world.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday gift for my sister who is the biggest Beyoncé fan, and she loved it! It sits on her desk at work. It looks just as pictured and is worth the price." —bquales

    Get it from ModCloth for $19.99 or a similar one from Amazon for $19.91 (available in gold, silver, and walnut).

    6. 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. / Via Away

    BuzzFeed's Arielle Calderon says: "I had a really good experience and I personally thought the Away Bigger Carry-On was worth the $250. I was able to fit a large amount of items, the laundry bag was a lifesaver, the compression section really made everything fit better, and it looks stylish too. The fact that it has a lifetime guarantee also helps. Obviously $200+ can be a huge purchase for some people, but it's a good investment for my lifestyle. And if you hate it within the 100 days, you can always return it." —Arielle Calderon

    Read her complete review on the Away suitcase to see why it's worth it.

    Get it from Away for $225+ (available in 12 colors).

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


    My best friend got me one of these for Christmas a couple years ago, and I LOVE it! It's a nice soy wax candle with some amazing smells. For example, the France one smells like warm, fresh croissants and lattes with a touch of tobacco and lavender. Plus, they have a 60–80 hour burn time, which is a lot since I've only gone through about half of mine in the time that I've had it.

    Promising review: "These smell delicious! I got one for my British friend who applied for a visa and can't leave the country for a year. This will help her think of home. She loved it!" —Cassandra

    Get the countries (available in 10 options), states (available in 50 options), or cities (available in 14 options) from Amazon for $29.95.

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

    The 12"x16" slate board includes four knives and chalk.

    Promising review: "I love this slate cheese board. The soapstone chalk pencil is precise and better than regular chalk because it does not leave dust or rub off until you are ready to wipe it off. The stainless steel serving knives have a sturdy, sleek design. Unlike some utensils with handles that eventually loosen or break off, these are one piece and easy to clean. It has slip-proof rubber feet that keep it in place. I was very impressed at the quality and value of this product. It looked very impressive this past Christmas with my different cheeses, meats, fruit, and wine pairings." —Vera

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

    9. A vegan envelope crossbody perfect to stash the essentials in for a night out or days where you don't need to lug around your whole bag.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $38 (available in five colors).

    10. 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 candy.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my brother and his family for Christmas. The loved it and thought it was a super cool gift. It didn't take as long to be delivered as it says on the website or when you are tracking the delivery." —CathyT

    Get it from Amazon for $13.79.

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

    The 10"x10" letter board is made of black felt and comes with 340 letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and symbols, plus a bag to keep the extras in.

    Promising review: "I was SHOCKED by the quality of this letter board. After seeing some places sell their boards for $50 and more going by size, I just assumed I would be getting something flimsy, but I didn't care too much as long as it looked OK. The board came packed in bubble wrap and twine. The board feels heavy and high quality. I totally love it. It's better than what I expected. Plus, it's a great price!" —Livilou

    Get it from Amazon for $16.65 (available in black and gray).

    12. A countertop greenhouse that will give anyone the opportunity to grow fresh herbs no matter their climate.


    The LED lights turn on and off automatically, so you only have to water and add plant food. The kit includes the garden and Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil seeds and Miracle-Gro plant food.

    Promising review: "I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eat something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can't believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend." —FreshMom

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $89.99 (available in three colors).

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


    Promising review: "I had always wanted this mixer. I used the hand mixer for years and was pleased. However, there is NOTHING better or even equal to this mixer. It is very heavy since the body of the mixer is cast iron, but that makes this mixer sturdier. I know that it won't be going anywhere. I love the smoothness of the action of the mixer and the simplicity of its use. It is very quiet, so one can converse with someone while it's running without having to yell. And the colors it comes in should satisfy everyone. It will fit into every kitchen. I'm in mixer heaven!" —Mathlady

    Get it from Amazon for $278.63 (available in 55 colors).

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


    These lil' guys can charge an iPhone 6 TWICE when they're fully charged.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife who can never keep her phone charged. It's a nice compact size, and it's in a little bag with cable. She loves it and has had to use it several times already. It's a great gift." —Dewey Eaves

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. A set of thermal PJs that are perfect for opening presents on Christmas morning. I can already see the fabulous Insta shot they're going to post wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

    Victoria's Secret

    Promising review: "These thermal PJs have to be the comfiest and best fitting PJs I’ve ever owned. I’m so in love. I will be buying them in all colors!!!" —Kksellers69

    Get it from Victoria's Secret for $39.50 (available in sizes XS–XL and in 10 patterns) or a similar men's style from Target for $15 (available in sizes S–2XL).

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


    All you have to do is upload a well-lit image!

    Promising review: "I think this might be one of the best things I've ever bought on Amazon. I bought one sheet for my mom for Christmas, and they just came. She hasn't seen them, but I know they'll crack her up. They look fantastic. I'll definitely buy more!!" —Claudia Basile

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

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


    I got a similar one of these last year for Christmas and use it all the time. It makes delicious popcorn in the same amount of time as the stuff you buy at the store. Plus this bowl is collapsible, BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This product would get 10 stars from me! I just tried it out last night and was amazed by how quickly I had a healthy and delicious bowl of popcorn. Two minutes and it was done! I was seriously considering buying another air popper before I saw this. It requires no oil, and there's no chemicals, like in a bag of microwave popcorn. I used yellow corn, and every kernel popped. I purchased two more for Christmas gifts. This product is a winner." —Candice Harmon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in 10 colors).

    18. An OMG-worthy gift crate filled to the brim with bakery delights anyone would be THRILLED to open. I mean, come on, I'm getting hungry just looking at the picture!


    The basket includes English muffins, cranberry citrus traditional English muffins, sourdough mini English muffins, chocolate swirl loaf cake, cinnamon swirl, cinnamon rolls, dark chocolate chunk scones, blueberry coffee cake, cranberry orange loaf cake, cinnamon walnut rugelach, buttermilk pancake mix, butter and maple natural-flavored syrup, strawberry preserves, Tiffin blend ground coffee, a cotton towel, and a wood crate. (Okay, now I really am hungry 😱)

    Promising review: "My friend was so surprised and delighted to receive this basket. His family loves it. I appreciate the prompt delivery." —Bobbi

    Get it from Wolferman's for $139.99 or a similar smaller version for $69.99.

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


    Promising review: "I ordered the Cupsy for the couch in the living room because there were spills at least once a week while watching TV. Not only does Cupsy hold two large cups, there is also a slot for the remote which is so helpful when watching TV. We have a sectional, and it fits perfectly and doesn't tilt the cups at all while we are sitting down. We have only had it for a few weeks but so far it's been great! I would recommend this product for all ages and couches!" —danielle hoffberg

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

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


    This removes corks in seconds, can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge, and has a built-in rechargeable battery.

    Promising review: "OMG! I LOVE this wine opener. It opens with ease. I don’t post many reviews, but this is definitely worth the money. I can't say enough good things about this wine opener. It comes with an awesome charging stand and foil cutter. Don’t waste your time on other electric wine openers. This is the one! I love it! The blue light is really cool too!" —Allison Parks

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94.

    21. An incredibly soft knit throw you may want to buy two of so you can keep one for yourself because this is too good of a deal to pass up.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Promising review: "This throw is incredibly soft. It's on the top of my favorite things list. It's worth every penny. It's like you're lying under your Barefoot Dreams cardigans, but it's even better. It has to be the closest thing to lying in a cloud." —COCOMONT

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $49.97 (available in stone and cream).

    22. 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....


    The two-sided tray has extendable handles and accessory slots to fit books, magazines, or even an electronic device. It's waterproof and has non-slip silicone grips. The sides extend up to 43 inches to accommodate most bathtubs.

    Promising review: "I love this caddy tray. It took a while for me to review. I needed to test it out a few times. Royal Craft Wood really had taken the time to construct this product for consumers. I did not know that the soap dish and small tray were removable/interchangeable. It's very convenient for additional space or storing elsewhere in the tub. The product comes with strips to place where you desire to prevent the wood from scratching your porcelain tub. Did I say I love it?!" —Lahina_1821

    Get it from Amazon for $39.37.

    23. A personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter any Harry Potter fan would have a ~magic~ moment opening and seeing their dreams come true.


    It contains a personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter, supply list, and Hogwarts Express ticket.

    Promising review: "This was a great gift for my son who just turned 11. The printing is great. I especially loved that I could add the location my son sleeps, like how Harry Potter’s letter says, 'Cupboard Under the Stairs.' As an English teacher, I carefully looked over the document for grammar errors, and it was perfectly written. The shipping was awesome! It arrived two days before the stated date. It’s a great fun gift for any Harry Potter fan. I highly recommend this seller." —SheenaTeaches

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    24. A gift subscription to Book of the Month club that will let the giftee choose a new book from a selection of five each month.

    Book of the Month

    Book of the Month Club is the gift that keeps on giving. Each month, they search through hundreds of new releases and pick the best five, and subscribers get to pick which one they want to add to their book collection.

    Get it from Book of the Month starting at $44.99 for three months.

    25. A hanging photo display to create a personalized photo college.


    Promising review: "THIS IS ADORABLE. I am so happy with this! I got it as a Christmas gift, and I absolutely love it! I actually want to buy another one. I get so many compliments on it. The simplicity of it is the best part. If I want to switch out a picture, I simply just unclip one and replace it with another. I'm very happy with this! I will definitely buy more of these in the future!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $18.39+ (available in four colors).

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


    Promising review: "I love the versatility of this purse. It's a perfect everyday bag for work and for the weekends to throw things in. It's not too big and not too small. It fits my laptop, a binder, a few small notepads, a water bottle, and any other small items without feeling bulky. 10/10 I would recommend if you're on the fence." —hannahbray

    Get it from Nordstrom for $118.50 (available in six colors) or a similar style from Amazon for $39.95 (available in tan, black, and dark red).

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


    Promising review: "This ring is amazing!! It has such beautiful craftsmanship and detail. This is for a friend moving to another country, and I know it will be such a wonderful reminder of home." —Sarah Roudsari

    Get it from CaitlynMinimalist on Etsy for $25.20 (available in sizes 4.5–12, three finishes, and 41 cities; custom orders are allowed).

    Learn more about this skyline ring in our closer look!

    28. A mini bluetooth speaker that packs a real punch when it comes to sound so they'll be able to turn anywhere into a party.


    Promising review: "This little thing is legit. Pumps out mad sound at full blast. I will say that battery dies faster at full blast, but you can leave it plugged in while playing, and honestly, you can't beat having a party speaker in your pocket." —D. Salcedo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in gold, black, and silver).

    Plus, check out our picks for the best portable Bluetooth speakers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

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


    The dog camera not only lets you watch your dog while you're gone with a full HD camera and night vision, but you can also talk to your dog (and they can talk, I mean bark, back) and give them treats.

    Promising review: "I bought this item for my girlfriend who is deployed overseas in Bahrain. She loves her dog more than anything so I knew this would be a perfect gift for her. The first night I had the Furbo I was awoken several times in the middle of the night by high-pitched squealing and giggling of glee from my girlfriend not being able to contain herself. She was so excited to see him, talk to him, and give him treats, and OH BOY does she like giving him treats! By the time she gets back from her deployment I am sure he will be overweight and won't be able to run to her when she gets home. Thanks Furbo, your product is awesome and we all love it!" —maria

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    30. 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.

    Trunk Club / Via, Trunk Club / Via

    Trunk Club is affiliated with Nordstrom, so you know the recipient will get great pieces sent directly to their door. After answering a few questions about their style, size, and budget, they get to talk to a real stylist to help find the clothes they'll actually wear. They'll get a digital preview of the box they can review before it's sent out, and can switch anything out they already don't like. Then they have five days to decide what to keep and what to return. Plus, if they're a Nordstrom cardholder, the $25 styling fee is waived!

    Get a gift card from Trunk Club starting at $50 (or any custom amount).

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


    The Billberry Cactus has a green fruity floral scent. To use the diffuser, you have to remove the cap and insert the wood ring. Then insert the cactus reed into the container. The good smells will last for about two to three days when used continuously.

    Promising review: “This is a lovely product! It came in super-adorable packaging with oil in the diffuser AND an extra refill. The scent is lovely, fresh, and not overpowering. The diffuser part took a few days to fully become soaked in the liquid. You could actually see a line rising over a few days. Plus, it is small and way cuter than the diffuser reeds.” —Zeedee

    Get it from Amazon for $32 (available in three designs).

    32. A temperature control ceramic mug so people can enjoy their coffee or tea for an extended period of time without worrying about it getting cold.


    You remotely adjust the temperature to get it just right, and you can also select a personalized LED color.

    Promising review: "I love my Ember mug. I was hesitant to buy it for the price, but it is worth it! It was super easy to set up, and I love that I control it with an app on my phone. I even get alerts when my coffee is at my desired temp. Every morning I usually end up reheating my coffee in the microwave at least twice because I don't have time to sit down and have one full cup. With the Ember mug, I no longer need to do this because its always at my desired temperature. I highly recommend it, and it would make a great gift." —Mich8990

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in black and white).

    33. A glass oil & vinegar cruet that will *instantly* make anyone feel fancier when they pour oil and vinegar from this. I'm *pretty* sure the Queen of England has one of these, so that's the level of fancy we're talking about here.

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "I love the design! It's so pretty and stays on my table at all times. I plan to give these for presents — maybe with a bottle of oil and vinegar. They are smaller than I envisioned but now would not want them, larger as they are for the table and not for the stove and cooking because they are probably too delicate. It's really artistic!" —Margueritte M

    Get it from Sur La Table for $25.

    34. A blanket scarf so the giftee can immediately exclaim "Ohhhh" and wrap up in because it is so cozy, and you can never have enough cozy in your life.


    Promising review: "This scarf is amazing. I've already worn it a few times since receiving it, and it is perfect. It is so cozy and soft, and has a really nice drape. The scarf itself isn't heavy in weight, but it keeps very comfortably warm and will be perfect for the upcoming winter season." —Sephora

    Get it from Anthropologie for $48 (available in six colors) or a similar one from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 16 colors).

    35. 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.


    Promising review: "The best bag out there. The Scout handles whatever I pack in it. (Having two kids means a lot of crap.) I also use this bag for groceries at Trader Joe’s and the bagger mentioned that he wishes all customers bags were this awesome. I love this bag so much that all my family members got one for Christmas. A great beach bag (can hose down after) or overnight bag (tons of room)." —Amy R VV

    Get it from Amazon (available in 39 patterns).

    36. A custom star map that will memorialize a specific date in time that's important to the recipient. Plus, it's *very* probable that they'll cry and exclaim that you're the "Best Gift Giver Ever!"


    Promising review: "This is exactly what I expected! It was so easy to make a small change after the first proof and very quick to send. The couple I bought it for said their sky map was the best gift they received. I will order again!" —Morgan Harris

    Get it from FinchandCotter on Etsy for $30.60+ (available in 8"x10" and 11"x14" and a black or white frame).

    37. A complete wet shave kit for any guy on your list to upgrade their shaving experience and make it more luxurious.


    Promising review: "I got this as a present for Christmas, and it looks great! Update: My boyfriend has been using this to shave his face and neck, and he is blown away. He says it's his best shave ever. The block stops bleeding right away, and he never gets razor bumps which use to be a big issue every time he shaved with normal razors." —Tabby

    Get it from Amazon for $55.

    38. A copy of Michelle Obama's book Becoming they'll surely breeze through and enjoy every minute of.


    Promising review: "It was clear Michelle Obama spoke from her heart. She was honest, vulnerable, and poignant. Her insight into the 44th historical presidency covered the spectrum of what inspired us and shocked us to our core. She took us on a historical journey of the courage and ugliness of race relations in America like few ever could. She lived it, and it’s her truth to tell. She inspired me throughout her eight years as FLOTUS, and she inspires me with her story." —Cleota G. Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $19.50.

    39. A splurge-worthy convertible T3 curling wand with three interchangeable barrels that give perfect curls every time so they never have a bad hair day again.


    I've been using this curling iron for about six months now, and I love it. I love how you can change the barrel so easily and basically get three curling wands in one. It's super easy to use and makes my hair look great all the damn time. This set includes a 1" straight barrel for uniform spiral curls, a 1 1/4"–3/4" tapered barrel for beachy waves, and a 1 1/2" straight barrel for full-bodied waves. It also have five heat settings up to 410°F, one-hour auto-off, and a cool tip, stand, and heat-resistant mat.

    Promising review: "I love this curling wand. I am terrible at curling and have been using the auto-rotating curler to aid with the process. But this wand makes it super fast and easy. My hair is pin straight and the curls actually lasted me the whole night with minimal hairspray. Also my hair doesn't get that burnt smell as with other wands." —Caramel66

    Get it from Nordstrom for $270.

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

    Walt Disney Productions

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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