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    25 Last-Minute Gifts That Your Friends And Family Actually Want

    Because last-minute gifts don't need to be gift cards.

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    1. A floral One Line a Day journal that'll take them a whole five years to complete. Now all their most treasured mems will be conveniently kept in one flowery little time capsule.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.85. Also available in celestial print.

    2. A fermentation kit to help them master the art of making pickles and kombucha. Throw in a book on fermenting to get them started on their probiotic adventures.

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    It comes with three lids, an oxygen extraction vacuum, and access to an online fermenting club to get them started with recipes and tips.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    3. A Nintendo Switch to give them the gift of endless fun in 2020. It's small enough to pop in their bag, but they can also connect it to their TV if they want to play it on the big screen.

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    If you want to gift a less bulky, portable option, one BuzzFeed editor recommends the Switch Lite. It doesn’t have joy-cons that slide off like the original, making it better for travel than playing on a larger screen. It'll also save you a bit of money (it's over $100 less!).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $399.96.

    4. A reusable, plastic-free coffee mug for the caffeine addict in your life who wants to get a bit more eco-friendly in 2020. It may also save them from spending a fortune at Starbucks (if they wake up in time to actually brew their own coffee).

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    It's made from hand-blown borosilicate glass and is safe to put in the microwave and dishwasher.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99+. Available in 12 colours and four sizes.

    5. A set of gold stirring spoons so that they can mix their beverages in style. Reviewers say that they aren't super deep, meaning they're great for adding a sprinkling of sugar or topping a drink with cinnamon without going overboard.

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    Get a set of eight on Amazon Canada for $13.88. Also available in silver.

    6. A vintage robot lunch box that'll make a kid (or grown-up kid) actually want to bring their lunch to school or work. It's made of sturdy metal, so it won't crush their snacks if it gets moved around in their bag.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24. Available in five styles.

    7. A magical heated brush that dries, volumizes, and styles locks all in one go. Now they won't need to mess around with a thousand hair tools when they're running late.

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    It'll also save them from massively damaging their hair with back-to-back rounds of blow drying, straightening, and curling, so that's a major win.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $52.42+.

    8. An infinity neck pillow that's so hecking comfortable that they'll use it even when they're not travelling. It's made of soft bamboo fabric and feels more like a fluffy duvet than a stiff travel pillow.

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    It's also antibacterial and machine washable, so they won't have to worry if it gets covered in crumbs or drool (no judgment).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $55. Available in six colours.

    9. A tin of English Breakfast tea that'll pretty up their countertop and ~zhuzh~ up their winter beverage collection. It tastes just ask good on its own as it does with a splash of milk.

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    Complete the gift with a teacup that looks like it belongs in Buckingham Palace.

    Get a tin of 20 sachets on Amazon Canada for $16.88. Available in ten flavours.

    10. An Alexa-enabled Echo Dot that'll make them think they've hired a personal assistant. It's also a speaker, so they can use it to catch up on podcasts or listen to their playlists.

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    They can also pair this guy with another Echo dot to create stereo sound.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99. Available in four colours, and in five bundle options.

    11. An Oculus virtual reality headset that'll help them escape to a different world with just a few clicks. It has built-in audio, so they don't even need headphones to totally immerse themself.

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    It has crystal clear optics and crisp 3D graphics to make it feel like they're in their own tiny theatre.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $199.95. Also available in a 65GB model.

    12. A felt succulent making kit for that person who keeps buying plants and killing them within a few days. This little display is super easy to assemble and will give their home that greenhouse look they've been dying to achieve.

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    The kit includes four chalk pastels, 20 felt shapes, 14 rubber bands, a paperboard box frame, and a double-sided adhesive sheet.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    13. A Bose SoundLink waterproof speaker that's chip, dent, and crack resistant, which is great if they're a little clumsy. It's also très petite, so they'll be able to squeeze it into almost any bag.

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    Reviewers love how portable it is and how much volume they get out of such a small device. They also say it makes for a great shower speaker.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $89. Available in three colours, and in two case options.

    14. A password logbook, if their online info somehow goes missing all the time. It has spaces for websites, software license numbers, and home network settings (basically, all the important stuff).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Also available in solid black, map, watercolour, and floral patterns.

    15. A Ninja blender that has the power to crush through whole fruits, vegetables, and ice within seconds. It also has built-in blender programs, so they don't have to guess how long their food will take to purée.

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    The set includes three cups with sealable lids that allow them to take their smoothies on the go.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $89.99.

    16. A ravioli maker that'll help them create some seriously gourmet Italian meals. It comes with easy-to-follow recipes for pasta dough and ravioli so they can start testing out your skills as soon as they open it.

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    They don't need a pasta roller to get started, they can just roll out the dough by hand and get down to business. You may want to throw in a pasta cookbook to complete the gift if you're feeling generous.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.17.

    17. A cold brew tea bottle made of glass that has a built-in filter and looks fancier than your average pitcher. They can also use it to infuse water with fruit!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21+. Available in four colours and three sizes.

    18. A GoPro HERO7 camera that has automatic video stabilization to deliver insanely smooth footage. It can be used on land and underwater, so they'll definitely want to bring it on their next adventure.

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    They can also use the free GoPro app to control their camera remotely, view their photos and videos, and share them while they're on the go.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $397.47.

    19. A set of blue salt shot glasses that'll save them from having to lick the back of their hand after throwing back tequila. Just remind them not to let their shots sit for too long or they'll basically be drinking ocean water (with a healthy helping of booze).

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    They're reusable and can be used for 100 (or more) shots if they're taken care of. Just remember to wipe 'em out when you're done drinking.

    Get a set of six on Amazon Canada for $22.49.

    20. A matte brass jewelry stand that'll keep their necklaces untangled, their earrings in pairs, and their vanity looking fierce.

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    There's a matching jewelry tray, too, if you need more space to store your stuff.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    21. A mini waffle maker that can be used make waffles, paninis, hash browns, and more. No more sad cereal bars and microwave scrambled eggs for your pal.

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    It comes with a handy recipe book and online recipe database to give them plenty of breakfast inspiration, if they're a bit clueless in the kitchen.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.69.

    22. A Warhol-themed seek and find book for the arsty person in your life. It's a fun way to waste some time and it looks great on a coffee table.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.97.

    23. A fancy Sicilian tangerine candle that'll make their home smell like a million bucks. Many reviewers say these are great for people who are sensitive to strong scents and that they don't make their asthma or allergies act up (a true blessing).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $42+. Available in nine sizes and 22 scents.

    24. A deck of non-cheesy affirmation cards that'll give them the dose of positivity they need, without all the annoying cliches. Reviewers say that they're simultaneously inspiring and hilarious, which is a combo I can get on board with.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.75. Available in four styles.

    25. A copy of Journal 29, an interactive gaming book that's the perfect present for someone who loves a good puzzle or riddle. They can check if they're answers are correct by scanning QR codes with their phone, so they'll know when it's ready to move onto the next phase.

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    One BuzzFeed editor says that the puzzles are give her brain a good work out, but aren't so challenging that she ever wants to give up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.39.

    Congrats on getting all your gifts before Christmas:

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