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    31 Last Minute Gifts You Basically Can’t Go Wrong With

    Great gifts that will still arrive before the big day.

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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.

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I've been an avid Kindle user for the past four years, but when I saw the new version, I knew it was time to upgrade. The main selling point is the fact that this one is waterproof. So waterproof, in fact, that it can be in up to 2 meters of freshwater for more than 60 minutes. Plus, it's lighter, has more storage, and the battery lasts for WEEKS. I took this on vacation with me and was so impressed. I was able to sit on the ledge in the pool and read without worrying about getting the device wet. And I even put it in the water to test, and it still works perfectly (see above!). Plus, I used it every day and didn't have to charge it the whole time I was on the trip.

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in black and blue).

    Learn more about the features of the new 2018 Kindle Paperwhite!

    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.


    Just be sure to select free two-day shipping during checkout to get them in time.

    Promising review: "I was hesitant because of the price point, but I am glad I got these sneakers! They are comfortable and yet classy. They are also a little different, so they stand out in a beautiful way. I am glad that I took a chance and purchased them. Go for it; you will enjoy them. Now order a pair." —Ann D.

    Get them from Greats for $179 (available in women's sizes 6-10 and in five colors and men's sizes 7-15 and in seven styles).

    P.S. These were one of our picks for Best Everyday Casual Sneakers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    3. 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 $16.95 (available in 12 style combinations).

    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 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).

    Check the size to make sure it will arrive in time. All sizes have at least one color that will arrive before Christmas.

    Promising review: "Right away when I opened the box, I was excited to see how these felt. I have to say I was not disappointed at all! They are the softest fluffiest slippers I have ever had on my feet! The soles are the perfect material where you won’t ruin these if you need to go to the basement or laundry room in your building. I also like the peep toe, slide-style as it keeps my feet warm and protected but they won’t get too hot. They fit nicely and would be a great gift too!" —C. Duke

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

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


    My friend got me one of these for Christmas a couple of years ago, and I LOVE it! It's a nice soy wax candle with some amazing smells. For example, the France candle 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 17 options) from Amazon for $26.95.

    7. 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 by 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 $29.97.

    8. 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 $16.49 (available in two styles).

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


    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 in 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 it." —FreshMom

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (available in black, sage, and white).

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

    Spin Master

    Instead of just trying to get three in a row, the goal is to get three of your color rings in a row based on the size. You win when you get three in one space, three of the same size in a row, thee of increasing or decreasing sizes in a row.

    Promising review: "I don't ever give 5-star ratings, but I can't help it with this game. My 7-year-old is now a master at this game. I wish I had a nickel for every time we've played this. Going from two players to three completely changes the game. I have yet to play with four, but I think that may just be too much. But this is a great game and I recommend you pick it up. This totally flips tic-tac-toe on its head" —John Doe

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    11. 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 love, love, love, love my mixer! My husband bought this for me for Christmas last year, and this is the best gift I've ever received. I've bought several of the attachments, such as the ice cream maker (fabulous easy homemade ice cream), the spiralizer (sooo much better than the Vegetti), and the food processor attachment (love it!). I leave this little beauty out on my counter because it's such a pretty thing to look at, not to mention that it's ready to use as soon as I need it. When I get a sudden urge to make brownies or bake a loaf of bread for dinner, it's so easy to just grab my ingredients and whatever attachment, bowl, or beater that I need, and whip something up. Cleaning up is easy with the stainless bowls too. There are so many colors to choose from, there is no way you can't find one that is an aesthetically pleasing addition to your kitchen. One other thing I love is that the attachments can be used with older mixers, meaning I don't need to worry about not being able to buy new attachments as they come available even after I've had mine for years. If you watch the popular cooking shows, you'll notice that the majority of the hosts use a Kitchenaid mixer. There's a reason for that, it's the best!"—Clipper56

    Get it from Amazon for $279 (available in 55 colors).

    12. 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.


    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 $18.99+ (available in four colors).

    13. A microwave popcorn popper bowl that makes delicious popcorn in minutes for their next movie night or just for 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 are 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 $16.90+ (available in 12 colors).

    14. 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.


    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, but 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 (available in black and brown).

    15. 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.


    I've been wearing this watch for a couple of weeks now. The first thing that drew to me to it was the shape of it. I like how it looks like a regular oversized watch, especially when the screen is dark. But then, when you shift the face towards you, it turns on and clearly tells you the time, the number of steps you've taken, weather, and your heart rate. You can also connect it via Bluetooth to your phone to get notifications right on your wrist. It's really nice to have all the information so close and to be able to track my workouts instead of just hoping for the best. Plus, I think it totally looks way more expensive than it actually is.

    Get it from Target for $59.99 (available with a black, rose gold, or blue band).

    16. 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 $29.99.

    17. 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.


    Just choose free expediated shipping at checkout.

    Promising review: "These shoes are so cute and comfy! And they fit true to size. They have a lot of cushion and are lightweight. They almost feel more like a tennis shoe than a boot. I love these and will wear them all winter!" —MCKMN

    Get them from Sorel for $200 (available in sizes 5-11) or a similar men's style $190 (available in sizes 7-15 and in three styles).

    18. 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 $49.97.

    19. 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.


    Promising review: "This necklace is an amazing quality for the price. I have this in both silver and gold and wear them daily! I haven’t experienced any tarnishing." —SK

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in gold and platinum and in 26 letters).

    20. 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.

    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 $49.99 for three months.

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


    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 $16.97+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    22. 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.


    This includes the seltzer maker, two CO2 cylinders, three reusable bottles, and two zero-calorie fruit drops.

    Promising review: "How did I not own a SodaStream before? I love carbonated water, but my town is awful with recycling so I hated buying a 12-pack of cans all the time just to toss in the trash. Best buy I've made in a long time! I think the Fizzi design (especially the white) is the classiest, but that may just be me!" —Helen LL

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99+ (available in seven colors).

    23. A dog treat camera for the dog lover who 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 $149.99.

    24. 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).

    25. 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).


    The kitchen has an oven, fridge, and stovetop that make real cooking sounds, 40 pieces of food and accessories, three pretend play recipe cards, and a countertop that adjusts higher as kids get older, so they can play with it for longer.

    Get it from Walmart for $69.98.

    26. 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.)


    Promising review: "We LOVE this little streaming devise. I've dumped my premium channels in lieu of what's available on my ROKU! It was SO easy to set up, and I love the availability of so many movies. I'm telling all my "old fart" friends about ROKU! Also, it was the great price that originally caught my eye." —Lynda Lowman

    Get it from Amazon for $29.

    27. 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.


    Promising review: "This was a Christmas gift and has quickly become my new favorite robe. It covers well, is so soft and comfortable without being bulky or heavy like others I’ve had. So far it’s my new fave." —Regina

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in nine styles).

    28. 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.


    Get it from Target for $20.

    29. 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 for $44 (available in 31 patterns).

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


    Promising review: "I bought this for my boyfriend as a Christmas present, but after hearing him complain multiple times about how long it takes to shave with his cheap disposable razors, I decided to give him this gift early. He absolutely loves it, and it gives him a super clean shave (which means his stubble isn't irritating my face when we smooch, so it's a win for me as well. Haha). The sandalwood shave soap smells really nice, and the bristles on the brush are soft. The razor itself is very durable and high quality. The packaging and label designs are really nice and give the kit a fun old-school feel. I'd definitely recommend this set — everything you need for a great shave." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $49.50.

    31. 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.


    Promising review: "I was skeptical about buying a massager online, but I guess I wanted to try anything at this point because the tension in my neck was so bad! I am using it right now for the first time, and it's amazing. Just the right pressure and hitting all the spots that I have knots in. It's very warm, but I wouldn't say 'hot'. I can't wait to use this every night to relax!!! I am so grateful." —Jamie Shepard

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in beige and black).

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

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