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41 Gifts For The Person Who's Basically Impossible To Shop For
Cross even the pickiest of pals off your shopping list.
1.A third-generation Echo Dot that can do everything from play music and make calls to read the news and set alarms — all at the sound of their voice! Having the ability to send texts and shuffle playlists (all hands-free!) is about to completely change their life for the better.
2.A beverage cooler that might just save a life, and I don't think I'm being dramatic: This can take a cup of hot coffee and chill it by 130° in less than 60 seconds — without diluting the flavor in the process. If they love iced coffee, then they're bound to love this gift.
3.A calligraphy guide book for anyone looking to improve their penmanship *or* eventually create their own Etsy shop. These easy-to-follow instructions will turn their doodles and scribbles into a work of legible art.
4.An R2-D2 version of Bop It with the classic three prompts: Bop it, twist it, and pull it. This easy-to-play game has such a unique design that anyone would assume it's come from a galaxy far, far away.
5.A leak-proof champagne stopper that will keep their favorite beverage as fizzy as the day it was popped. This built-in pressure pump preserves bubbles and therefore preserves the champagne, meaning it won't go to waste if they don't finish the entire bottle on the day it's opened. Now without further ado, can I get a mimosa please?
6.AND! Champagne flutes perfect for anyone who loves an at-home brunch (AKA everyone). The double-walled design guarantees a consistently chilled, condensation-less mimosa while the sturdy borosilicate glass won't feel as if it can be crushed by a firm grip.
7.An Elizavecca 24K gold mask here to deliver ✨luxury✨. If they're in the market for tighter pores, less excess oil, a brighter complexion, and an overall good deep clean, then this product is truly all they're thinking about whilst they sing along to Mariah Carey.
8.A Tequila Mockingbird cocktail kit to turn that book-obsessed pal into a professional mixologist. This inexpensive kit comes with two swizzle sticks, a bartender's jigger to measure out drinks, and a shortened version of the original book (which outlines15 drink recipes and notes about which books inspired them).
9.A storybook cocoa set packed with eight flavored hot chocolate mixes: gingerbread, snickerdoodle, s'mores, chocolate mint, caramel, gingerbread, classic milk chocolate, and double chocolate. Consider their taste buds delighted.
10.A silicone ice cube tray to give the Scrooge in your life that prefers Halloween to Christmas (#me). These molds make four giant ice skulls to ~liven~ up any mixed drink, and the molds themselves are microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe.
11.An Anker wireless charger that one assumes could cost upwards of several trillion dollars, but is surprisingly less than $10. This gives battery power/life to your device (think everything from AirPods to Galaxy phones) and even works through tough external cases!
12.A game of Trivial Pursuit inspired by 80s pop culture and the ~upside down~. They'll soon begin hosting especially fun game nights with these 1,500 trivia questions ranging from six different categories; movies, TV, music, famous people, tech, and Stranger Things.
13.A 2020 History Channel boxed calendar for the person who has *only* true crime shows queued on their Netflix account. Each new day will reveal a brief summary of unsolved mysteries, weird occurrences, and inexplicable events.
14.A vegan, cruelty-free, all-natural artisanal jam that will transform their complicated morning breakfast routine (toast and coffee) into a delicious raspberry treat. The only ingredients in this eco-friendly jar? Raspberries and sugar.
15.A slow-rising squishy toy perfect for particularly stressful days — all they'll have to do is give this a good squeeze when they see another "per my last email..." note has landed in their inbox. For the seventh time today.
16.A magical cookbook they're bound to love if they're obsessed with the wizarding world, because this'll have them sipping on gin and (pumpkin) juice in no time. They hate pumpkin juice? FINE! This also contains recipes for treacle tarts, rock cakes, kippers, and more.
17.A splurge-worthy heated razor for the gift of a smooth, comfortable shave. This waterproof razor is cleverly designed with adjustable heat sensors, flexdisc technology that conforms to every contour of their face, an aluminum zinc handle, and a wireless magnetic charger that will look *chef kisses fingers* on their bathroom vanity.
18.A limited-edition Revlon lipstick set inspired by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Each lipstick is infused with vitamin e and avocado oil to keep their pouts nourished, the formula itself feels super lightweight, and the hues are gorgeous: fuchsia red, orange red, and true red.
19.A lightning cable bracelet for the pal who's phone is always on the verge of dying. This versatile accessory ensures they'll have a charging device on hand at all times, preventing them from panicking whenever the low battery message pops up on their iPhone.
20.A 52-week guide to encourage a more positive and appreciative attitude (AKA = I need this). This self-exploration journal is packed with inspirational quotes and prompts that will have them jotting down what they're grateful for on a daily basis, making this the perfect dose of self-reflection to go along with their morning coffee.
21.Reusable metal drinking straws for anyone looking to make eco-friendly choices that cut down on plastic waste *and* prevent their teeth from getting those dreadful coffee stains. These are perfect for both hot or iced caffeine, plus are just really darn pretty.
22.A six-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker capable of turning meal prep into something that is not difficult. This handy thing can make everything from golden lentil soup and mac and cheese to chocolate lava cake and French toast.
23.A pizza box with four pairs of cotton socks that are *le deep sigh* not edible. They do, however, promise to make their feet look delicious and are guaranteed to get several laughs when opened.
24.A wine bottle vacuum pumper that removers air from their ~vino~ to preserve freshness for up to a week.
25.A memory book to gift the teacher in your pal group. Each page is designed with who, when, where prompts that they'll be able to fill in with ~memorable quotes~ given by their students.
26.A rechargeable portable blender great for anyone who is perpetually late and trying to get some sustenance on-the-go. All they'll have to do is dump in their favorite ingredients, press the blend button while walking to their car, and BAM! They've got themselves a delicious smoothie.
27.A tumbler of foodie dice to help the indecisive cook on a daily basis. This set includes five primary dice (protein, cooking method, grain/carb, herb, bonus ingredient) as well as four seasonal veggie dice. A roll of this and dinner possibilities will be endless *and* never boring again.
28.A marble lap desk designed with a device ledge, phone holder, and mouse pad to turn their bed into a fully-functional home office. It's even equipped with a bottom cushion so it feels super comfortable all day long, even if they plan on being on their computer for a ridiculous amount of hours.
29.A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey they'll never want to leave home without! This all-natural honey, chili pepper, and vinegar mixture add the perfect touch of spicy and sweet to any meal. Thought pizza was already perfect? Add some of this on a slice and prepare for your taste buds to explode.
30.An official BuzzFeed Tasty cookbook packed with mouthwatering recipes broken down into easy steps that turn cooking into a breeze. It's time for them to put their phone down, stop drooling over all those videos, and make the damn thing themselves.
31.A luxurious Dove body polish that enlists the help of crushed macadamia and rice milk for skin smoother than a baby's behind — and unlike most exfoliators, this formula won't leave their complexion feeling dried out the moment they step out of the shower.
32.A fancy Scrabble game for the competitive pal who always suggests game night (*cue frustrated sigh*). The best part about this particular version? It's surprisingly compact and portable — the wood case closes for storage and can neatly fit all miscellaneous pieces inside.
33.Fluffy house slippers to enhance their already hoove-looking feet, all while a memory foam insole and soft fleece inner keep 'em nice and toasty.
34.A sushi kit equipped with a rice spoon, rice spreader, reusable chopsticks, and two bamboo rolling mats that will bring an at-home sushi dinner into the realm of possibility. No more takeout! Just buy the ingredients beforehand and a California roll can be their in mere minutes.
35.A nügg gift set packed with four masks to address all of their complexion concerns: a hydrating gel mask with camellia seed oil; a detoxifying mask with charcoal, oatmeal, and tea tree oil; an exfoliating mask with jojoba beads and cranberry seed oil; and a revitalizing mask with flaxseed and peppermint.
36.A Thomas Kinkade 2020 wall calendar packed with absolutely beautiful illustrations that will infuse their daily life with the magic of Disney.
37.A whiskey glass for anyone who has still not emotionally recuperated from the absolute emotional rollercoaster that was the Game of Thrones series finale.
38.A Pop Chart Lab scratch-off poster that gets rid of all "what movie should we watch tonight?" bickering. This provides the ultimate list of must-see, bucket list films (think everything from Fargo to Forrest Gump).
39.A bourbon-inspired lip balm packed with vitamin e, cocoa butter, shea butter, aloe butter, hemp oil, beeswax, and zinc oxide to keep their pouts nourished and reminiscent of their go-to drink at the bar.
40.A how-to-draw book because why catch 'em all when you can draw 'em all? This provides easy instructions that will turn them into a Picasso capable of perfecting a Pikachu illustration.
41.A five-piece Nivea gift set that comes with face cream, a mousse body wash, in-shower body lotion, body lotion, and a moisturizing lip balm all neatly packaged into a reusable travel case. This is the perfect gift for that office acquaintance you drew for secret santa, but know nothing about!