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36 Gifts That Give Them An Experience, But Don't Require Them To Leave The House

Including an unsolved mysteries game, virtual cooking classes, and a DIY candle kit.

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1. An Unsolved Case Files if their favorite weekend activity includes true crime podcasts and SVU reruns. This comes with all the clues you'll need to solve the three mysteries in this "who dunnit?" game: evidence photos, newspaper articles, crime scene photographs, police reports, town maps, secret letters, legal documents, suspect interrogations, witness statements, character photograph, and more!

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Promising review: "Every once in a while I come across a product that is so amazing that I want to do what I can to help the people that created the product. This Unsolved Case Files case was one of those times. My family had so much fun with this. By the end of the night we felt like we had solved a real mystery, and we felt bad for the unfortunate victims. I immediately purchased another of these files and we are looking forward to playing it as soon as it arrives. If you even *think* that this might be interesting to you then you should purchase it. It was way more fun than I was expecting, and I was expecting it to be a lot of fun. The only real downside was that we didn't really budget enough time. Our kids stayed up well past their bed time. Luckily they didn't have school the next day." β€”Jason Earl

Get it from Amazon for $26.97.

2. A copy of Humans by Brandon Stanton, a tangible companion to the beloved Humans of New York Instagram account. This hardcover is chock-full of gorgeous imagery and everyday people from around the globe divulging their most personal stories.

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Promising review: "This is a skillfully presented collection of short stories accompanied by photos of those who live them. The author has a knack for providing deeply personal glimpses into the lives of others without it feeling abrupt. No matter your experience, in this book you will find others all over the world whose stories you can appreciate, if not wholly relate to. The format is perfect for bite-sized reads before bed or marathon reads. In today's world this book manages to bring us all a bit closer together. This is probably the best self-care you can get for the price." –Nikki Trost

Get it from Amazon for $27.50.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

3. A portable paint palette set for anyone who fancies themself a modern-day da Vinci (one with a stronger appreciation of eyebrows). Reviewers swear that the paint quality is fantastic for the price, plus the palette is refillable which means cha-ching! Money saved in the long run.

The full paint palette set with 18 cups of paint
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They'll get 18 colors (including two white).

Promising review: "Colors are vibrant and opaque, while still drying matte. They're easily workable and the inclusion of two white pans is a huge plus for me, as it's always the color that goes first! The palette itself is durable and well-made, snapping tightly into place when you're ready to store your paints. At first I was concerned about the colors drying, but frankly there's so much paint that I don't see that happening anytime soon as long as I continue to spritz them with water and stir them a bit occasionally. My favorite aspect of this palette is the amount of paint in each cup, I often find myself being afraid to waste paint with my more expensive tube gouache, but that's not an issue at all with this palette. Overall, this is an amazing palette for people who are learning gouache, and experienced artists alike. It gives you a genuine gouache experience, and lends itself to lots of experimentation without fear of wasting expensive paint." β€”analee

Get it from Amazon for $14.32 (available in four colors, with and without paint brushes).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

4. A candle-making kit that comes with everything they'll need to upcycle old tea cups and mason jars: 100 6-inch pre-waxed wicks, a 10-pound bag of natural soy wax, and two centering devices. *inhales at the thought of lemon and lavender*

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Promising review: "I am amazed at how easy it is to make candles! I made small mosquito-repellent candles for my wedding. I just added a colored dye and scent after I melted the wax. Was super easy and quick to make. The hardest thing for me was to wait for it to cool down and solidify. I even had my kids help. They thought it was fun to mix colors to create their own. This wax melts nicely and doesn't really have an odor by itself." β€”Amanda

Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

5. A virtual experience via Amazon Explore, a way for them to stroll the streets of Prague, explore the mysteries and ~magic~ of a renowned Edinburg cemetery, take a Tokyo-based cooking class, and more β€” all while their tush remains firmly planted on a couch.

the Edinburg cemetery
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Check out the below review for the "Mysteries, monsters and magic: explore Edinburgh's unusual tales":

"I lived for the better part of a decade in the UK and took any opportunity I could to visit Scotland. It's been some years since my last visit to Edinburgh and this was a wonderful way to reacquaint myself with a city I love. And I didn't even have to put on real clothes too do it! Even better: I earned a bunch of bonus points with my girlfriend for accidentally coming up with a great brunch date idea.

Angus was our guide and he was simply superb. His enthusiasm for showing off his hometown really elevated the whole experience. Though 60 minutes with him wasn't nearly enough time it never felt rushed and his anecdotes, stories, and cultural allusions filled the time we did have perfectly. Don't expect a whirlwind tour of the entire city; this is a fairly relaxed stroll that barely scratches Edinburgh's total geography, but with centuries of history embedded in virtually every brick and cobblestone you won't feel cheated." β€”foundgum

Sign up for experiences starting at $10.

Immediate e-delivery available.Β 

6. A Lego movie activity kit here to inspire the next generation of Spielbergs. This includes all the tools they need (plus access to the accompanying app) for creating their very own stop-animation film and excuse me, as someone who took an intro to film class in college, I conclude that this is a great gift for children and adults alike.

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Promising review: "AWESOME ITEM. My 11- and 12-year-old have played with this NONSTOP. The movies they create are so cool. Adult help is required at first but once they get the hang of it, watch out because you'll find numerous story lines and little Lego scenes set up around your house. Whoever came up with this item is a genius. I'd even go as far as saying it's the best toy I have ever purchased for any of my five kids. Worth every penny." β€”Brandy Lynn

Get it from Amazon for $24.19.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

7. A mini cross-stitch kit for a hobby that *isn't* Netflix. This includes everything they need to start on one of four The Nightmare Before Christmas designs: a tiny 32-page book with instructions, three pieces of cotton cloth, an embroidery hoop, and embroidery thread.

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Promising review: "OMG I love this set. It’s so cute to give as a gift or to keep for yourself. Easy to read and follow directions." β€”Kelly McQueen

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

8. A 12-pack canister of blooming tea so they can have caffeine and an Insta-worthy show every morrow. Each flower can be reused up to three times for up to 20 cups of tea, which means they'll get a *whole* lotta pretty tea from just this one gift.

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Promising review: "I am completely hooked on blooming/flowering teas. I was raised by British parents, so I grew up drinking English Breakfast Tea (which is still delicious), but I found that the milk and sugar I added to it were not always pleasing to my body later on. The flowering tea is extremely refreshing to drink at any time of day and each bloom provides up to three steeps. I usually just fish my bloom out of the teapot with some small tongs and then place it in a little container in the fridge." β€”Sarah Johnston

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

9. A murder mystery book featuring 20 cases that need to be solved by the recipient, Sir Sherlock Holmes. They can brace themselves for gorgeous illustrations and spooky puzzles that are A: better than any crime show and B: a lovely addition to their coffee table collection.

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Promising review: The illustrations are very well done. Definitely have to say you need a logical mind to figure out these puzzles. You get a deep feeling of success when you figure out who dunnit." β€”Renee Goff

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

10. A 3D jigsaw puzzle of Diagon Alley because both Olivanders and Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes have a terrible online presence and they'd prefer to browse in-person. Here's their chance.

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Promising review: "This was my first ever 3D puzzle so I was a little worried about the difficulty level. I enjoy doing Legos but wanted something a little different so I decided I would try something like this. Absolutely loved it! In my opinion, much more challenging then a Lego structure so also more rewarding when it was completed. I would recommend this to anyone, not just Harry Potter fans. Great puzzle and I am very happy with my purchase!" β€”Matt McSwain

Get it from Amazon for $31.50.

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Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

11. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, aka an easy way to bring the magic of Dole Whip into their own kitchen. This treasure book features over 100 Disney-inspired recipes that are definitively better than a FastPass β€” think Mickey macaroons, the perfect churro, and (of course) DOLE WHIP.

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Promising review: "Beautiful hardcover cookbook with so many yummy Disney recipes from the parks! There is lots of Disney foodie history in it, plus recipes that look easy to follow with high quality ingredients. There are fun maps of each of the parks inside where the food is located from which makes it fun. As an avid Disney fan, I have never seen a cookbook like this." β€”Nicole

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

12. A DIY miniature greenhouse for the folks who never *did* get that Barbie dream house growing up β€” same, but this is so much better anyway. They'll receive everything to flesh out nooks, crannies, and details (think flowers, doors, vines, shelves) plus an LED light fixture.

the greenhouse
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Promising review: "I got this for my daughter for a project over her summer break from school. I was amazed at the quality of the parts and materials as well as the assembly instructions. Note that this is NOT for the faint of heart! It looks like it could easily take 20 hours, or longer to fully assemble this as it is a serious doll house kit, and can definitely provide lots of enjoyment for someone who likes building these kinds of things. Worth the money." β€”Life and things

Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

Β Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

13. Modeling clay I'll probably purchase for my next weekend project because β€” not to brag β€” but my middle school art teacher told me I had promise. Over 19,000 reviewers (both full-fledged artists and newbies alike) swear that this air-hardening clay is easy to sculpt and wonderful for the price.

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Promising review: "I love this clay! It is inexpensive and great for my craft projects, and very easy for my kids to use as well. It is very lightweight when dry, so it is good for jewelry, and it is easy to sand down any rough edges. Just what I was looking for!" β€”Lauren Lovato

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors and two sizes).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

14. A National Geographic construction model kit so they can recreate Leonardo da Vinci’s second most famed work (temporarily scratch Mona Lisa from your memory), the catapult. Explain to your roommates in advance that the new spitball trajectory is 15 feet.

reviewer photo of the kit
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This kit includes laser-cut wooden components, rubber bands, sandpaper, and simple instructions that make this the perfect rainy day activity for kids and adults alike.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

15. The Antiquarian Sticker Book rightfully described by one reviewer as mysterious and ooky. This features 1,000+ Victorian-inspired stickers that will make them feel as if you're flipping through a creepy carnival book β€” but like, in the best way possible. This is a great gift for friends who love scrapbooking and vision boards.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

16. Finders Seekers that is perfect for the Robert Langdon-obsessed adventure ~seeker~, considering that every box contains mysterious codes and messages that need to be solved.

an example of one of the kits with various clues and maps
Finders Seekers

Each month, they'll have the opportunity to explore another city and culture through puzzles, deciphering codes, and escape room challenges. You won't even need to take one of those cheesy photos at the end like everyone was posting on Facebook for months.

Get it from Cratejoy for $25/month.

17. A National Geographic geode kit complete with 10 geodes and a 16-page learning guide to spark any child's interest in earth science (just typing that out gave me high school flashbacks... *shivers*). This STEM-approved activity is fun, educational, and totally interactive.

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Promising review: "My 9-year-old niece gets these every year for Christmas. It is a new gift every time! She loves to put on safety glasses and swing that hammer! The geodes are always beautiful. She also loves the element of surprise! This is a wonderful gift that will engage even kids who are not into the sciences. Every year she takes pieces to share with her class. She also loves to give pieces away as little gifts or mementos. Nat Geo never disappoints!" β€”Kristin D.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (goggles are included).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

18. The Highlights Book of Things to Do, a hardcover companion that'll map out their entire weekend. This is chock-full of fun activities (think easy lasagna recipes and a how-to guide on making batteries out of a lemon) that are especially great for kiddos.

the book
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Get it from Amazon for $12.99.Β 

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

19. A wireless Bluetooth mic if they do not give a bleep about singing off-key. If they miss screaming in falsetto to "Bohemian Rhapsody" or belting out Celine Dion on karaoke night, this will definitely lessen their sorrows.

reviewer image of two mics (black and pink) standing next to each other
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It's compatible with with any smartphone or tablet, lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge, and can even be connected to their device via cable. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this karaoke mic.

Promising review: "Oh my gosh, I love this! I got mine in the mail yesterday and ended up playing with it for about five hours last night LOL. It connects via Bluetooth so you can connect it to your phone β€” the music and your singing comes out of the microphone's speaker. It has a volume control for your voice and for the music and also an echo feature. You can put an SD card into the bottom of it and record yourself, or connect it with an audio out to record on one of those karaoke apps on your phone. Between this and being able to find just about any song on karaoke via YouTube, you could easily have your own karaoke parties at home!" β€”Ferretocious

Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in 11 colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

20. A challenging 1,000-piece puzzle so they can feel like an Emily in Paris cast-member sans complicated love life. For the pal who is used to shaving several trips off their travel bucket list every year, this thoughtful present will keep 'em occupied for several an afternoon.

reviewer photo of the puzzle
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Promising review: "I love Michael Storrings' artwork. This puzzle was very fun to put together. The completed puzzle is beautiful. The product is a good quality, and the item I received did not include any damaged or missing pieces." β€”Henrietta S.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

21. An Airbnb virtual experiences so they can travel the 🌎 through their own laptops. Here's a small sampling of the available classes:

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A coffee master class because the coffee culture in Vietnam? 'Tis strong, pun intended. They can learn all about its history (including how to brew their own own authentic cup) with LΓͺ, a Hanoi resident.

glass of water and glass of coffee
Airbnb

Tickets starting at $9.

A history of Pompeii tour so they can learn through the eyes of an archaeologist. Roberto will talk them through the city's history (both before and after the eruption of Vesuvius), plus discuss the daily life of the average ancient Roman.

Airbnb

Tickets starting at $12.

22. A Sur La Table online cooking class for a gift that keeps on giving. Each interactive course starts at $29, lasts up to two hours, is lead by expert chefs, *and* means they'll be able to whip up their very own pad thai. Or dumplings. Or [insert food to make my stomach growl here].

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Sur La Table

Courses from Sur La Table starting at $29.

Immediate e-deliver available.Β 

23. Spirits of Latin America: A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails, a recipe book jam-packed with 100 cocktail recipes that would receive an A+ on any report card. This highlights the grape-based spirits from Chile, Peru, and Bolivia to tequila-based concoctions in Mexico.

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Promising review: "This book couldn't have come at a better time. Now I have the recipes to attempt to make some of those amazing cocktails at home during quarantine! The photography also transports me to beautiful faraway lands, scratching my travel itch. I love this bar and everything about its staff, victuals, and libations. Congratulations Ivy, Shannon, and team for this stunning journey through the places that make your restaurant so special." β€”Emily Wade Adams

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

24. A handmade gift from Scenery, a company that takes Broadway prop trash and turns it into true treasure: think a coffin ring made from the pre-Broadway stage of Beetlejuice the Musical or a pouch crafted from a Wicked bounce drop. Talk about a present that defies gravity for the theater lover in your life, eh?

Scenery

Plus, 10% of proceeds are donated to the Theatre Development Fund (which allows kids access to seeing live shows).

Get the coffin ring for $45 and the pouch from Scenery for $45.

Expedited shipping available at an additional cost.

25. A Brooklyn Brew Shop kit packed with everything they need to craft their very own hard cider. Just supply some apple juice and rent a warehouse because no doubt they'll want to open their own brewery after having a sip of the below β€” forget the $7 wine. You''ll be gifting handcrafted cider from now on.

reviewer before and after photo of hard cider being made
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This kit comes with a reusable glass fermenter, three packets of yeast, vinyl tubing and a clamp, a racking cane and tip, a chambered airlock, three packets of cleanser, and a screw-cap stopper.

Promising review: "Great little kit to get started home brewing wine and or cider. All you need to add is the juice and sugar. I brewed my first gallon of wine ever using this kit and made a delicious apple wine. I have now upgraded to six bottles and I keep five of them going at all times. Well worth the money. These make a great gift for somebody that likes to DIY or just a fun little hobby to work on. I regularly use this kit to make wine that tastes way better than the stuff I can buy at the store for a fraction of the cost." –Screant

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

26. A C'est Moi clay mask perfect for anyone with limited storage space. One pack contains six ~cloud~ tablets: add 1/2 teaspoon of water, mix into a paste, and apply. Voila! A marshmallow extract and white clay combo will leave their complexion feeling nourished, clean, and luminous β€” and it won't have been as boring as a plain old sheet mask.

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"When I tried this face mask I thought the DIY aspect was cool because they don't take up as much space in my beauty cabinet and it's honestly kind of fun! The mask is super easy to mix and apply. It left my face feeling nice and clean β€” not sticky or tight at all β€” and it barely has a scent." β€”Kayla Boyd

Get a pack of six masks from Amazon for $14.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

27. A handheld electric milk frother that makes it easy to whip up their very own, typically very expensive drink at home β€” and quickly. This stainless-steel whisk truly has so many darn uses: Let their mouth water at the thought of cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, matcha, milk shakes, and more. If they miss checking out new coffee shops, this gift is where it's at.

coffee in a mason jar with text "favorite milk frother"
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It's battery operated β€” just run it in some soapy water for an easy cleaning!

Promising review: "Love this little thing! I have every thing you can think of at home for making coffee and espresso... Well I love the Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew with foam. I set out to make my own. Well I can now make cold foam thanks to this little tool. Love it!" β€”Gav's mama

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

28. A ticket stub collector box that forces them to finally go through their physical concert tickets and reminisce about the time in which their teen angst dreams came true upon seeing Paramore perform "Misery Business" live. This can even be mounted!

the clear ticket stub box
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There's even a hinged back for easy contents removal.

Promising review: "I have been saving tickets and memorabilia for over 24 years and this was the perfect display/holder! Very sturdy and real glass front. I was afraid it would look cheesy but I love how it fits in with our decor! We are definitely purchasing another one for our next 24 years of ticket collections." β€”Maggie

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

29. OR! A keepsake journal so they can gather up old travel mementos and stick 'em in this ring-bound book (here's looking at you, various museum receipts). Not only does this turn tickets into a scrapbook they'll cherish forever, but it also prevents said ticket stubs from cluttering up every nook, cranny, and corner of their living space.

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Raise your hand if your junk drawer is currently cluttered with miscellaneous pieces of paper and e-tickets.

Promising review: "Instead of saving all my ticket stubs in a box, I can actually organize them! It's so neat to have something that makes it easy to remember a cool place with great people that doesn't break your bank (like souvenirs and expensive photos). Cool little book!" β€”Maritzaida Acevedo

Get it from Amazon for $9.46.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

30. An easy-to-use gardening kit to help them grow basil, cilantro, parsley, sage, and thyme with ease, aka their status as a proud plant parent will be solidified.

Reviewer photo of sprouted plants from gardening kit
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This kit comes with five types of Certified USDA Organic Non GMO seeds, including Italian Large Leaf Basil, Coriander Cilantro (slow bolt), Peione Parsley, Broad Leaf Sage and Thyme, five Certified USDA Organic compostable peat pots, five Certified USDA Organic rich potting soil discs, five custom wood burned plant markers, and a 25 page growing guide manual.

Promising Review: "I bought this for my son and me to experiment with an herb garden during the quarantine. We had a blast setting these little growers up. It comes with everything needed to start an herb garden. The little soil discs were weird at first to get expanded but we got the hang of it easily. My 8-year-old had enjoyed the planting and watching the seeds develop over time. We are moving into the transplanting phase soon and hopefully, we will be able to keep it growing through the summer. This kit comes with enough seeds to plant multiple times. Very well presented with different booklets for each phase of the seeds." β€”Virginia LaBorde

Get it from Amazon for $26.97.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

31. A TodayTix digital gift card because you take them to a Broadway show every single year β€” this helps keep that tradition alive, plus it's delivered instantly. Raise your hand if you're a last-minute kind of person.

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TodayTix

Get the gift card from TodayTix here (available in denominations up to $500).

Immediate e-delivery available.Β 

32. Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris , a stunning book designed with illustrated graphs and "hidden" treasures β€” think a scrap of replica mummy cloth and a how-to guide on reading simply hieroglyphics.

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I have personally owned this book since middle school (cc: Scholastic Book Fair) and it remains one of my most prized possessions.

Promising review: "One of the best purchases I've made in a while. My 8-year-old son hates reading but he can't put this book down. He loves the pull-out letters and all the envelopes with hidden maps. He loves the big red diamond on the front cover and he keeps telling me we need to plan a trip to Egypt so he can discover all kinds of treasure. This book has opened up his eyes to Egyptology and created a huge spark of interest in learning about other parts of the world." β€”bbb625

Get it from Amazon for $25.49.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

33. A travel-inspired Paint by Sticker book to unleash their inner artist (in a way that doesn't require expensive canvases, messy paint, and β€” no offense β€” real artistic skill). This book contains foolproof templates that let them recreate Deco portraits inspired by Venice, Monaco, Moscow, and more. Add a bottle of wine and it's the perfect booze-and-art class.

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Promising review: "I really enjoy this book series. I have purchased three so far, and each one is unique in it's own special way. It is very relaxing to simply peel and stick and see a colorful picture emerge before your eyes. The book is very sturdy, so you do not need anything hard to press down on (I often do it in my lap), and the pages (stickers and images) are all perforated, and very easy to remove. I've never had a page rip while tearing it out." β€”Rooney Belle

Get it from Amazon for $11.96.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

34. A heavy duty pizza stone for dough that looks like it was flipped several times by an expert wearing a white chef's hat. This stone guarantees a delicious crust charred to perfection, which means the frozen pizza they're eating for dinner (yet again) will taste gourmet. It's like a trip to Italy with every single bite.

A reviewer's finished pizza with five stars and text "adds so much flavor"
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It can be used on grills too!

Promising review: "Whether you make pizza from scratch or enjoy a frozen pizza from the market, this pizza stone is essential for the best at home pizza experience. Preparing your pizza on a stone assures a crispy crust and removing the pizza from the oven, on the heated stone, assures you that it will remain warm while the slices are consumed." β€”Steve

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in 14" and 16" sizes).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

35. An illustrated travel journal that makes for the ultimate time capsule. Filled with thought-provoking prompts in listicle form, they can jot down everything from world heritage sites and beaches to festivals and parades they've experienced firsthand β€” or would *eventually* like to experience.

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This journal = the ultimate time capsule.

Promising review: "This is an awesome purchase, especially for young adventurers. I bought this for myself at a local bookstore, and I can't help but get super excited about everything I am filling out. It's inspiring to scour the internet for all of the 'natural wonders, formations, and phenomena' I want to see. On the other end of the spectrum, it includes 'spiritual places, islands, and volunteer travel'. The format is very well-organized and, if you are a list-maker like myself, you will immediately fall in love with this book. It covers every possible travel topic in a simple, easy fashion. I plan on keeping this small journal as long as I travel (which will hopefully last a lifetime)!" β€”Deb

Get it from Amazon for $12.12.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

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