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    31 Amazing Gifts That Will Make Everyone Say "OK, That Is Cool"

    Gifts even cooler than the sunglass emoji. 😎

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    1. A personalized family tree offering a beautiful way to chronicle their lineage.

    illustrated tree with lots of names branched out in a semi circle
    Fresh Retro Gallery on Amazon Handmade

    Promising review: "Bought a set as a gift for my son and daughter-in-law who have just begun trying to discover their heritage. There are two charts in the package, one for each of them, and they seem to be very much enjoying them. Shipping was very fast, items just as advertised. I would definitely purchase from this seller again." —C. Simpson

    Get two in one order from Fresh Retro Gallery on Amazon Handmade for $22.82 (available in two paper colors). It doesn't come framed, so make sure to pick up a 19" x 13" frame.

    2. A seashell catch-all dish with a light-up pearl because we love a multi-tasking gift! They can use it as a soothing light at night and a ring dish during the day.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter's bedroom and she loves it. It gives off just the right amount of glow to add the perfect light she wanted. The first one came chipped and the company sent me a new one right away without any hassle!" —Don M.

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    3. A set of clear butterfly clips sure to make their '90s baby heart flutter.


    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $7.90.

    4. A rainbow welcome mat that'll be as nice and welcome as your recipient is!

    rainbow doormat outside home

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $23.

    5. A set of foil affirmation cards that'll offer uplifting messages whenever they need them.

    person holding card that reads "today is a sacred gift from life"
    The Lamare / Etsy

    Promising review: "Absolutely stunning! I will be mailing these to my staff who I’ve been missing so much during quarantine. I know it’ll lift their spirits. The cards are high-quality and even prettier in person than the photographs. My package shipped promptly as well, which I always appreciate." —Clarisa Legaspi

    Get a set of 40 from The Lamare on Etsy for $22.95.

    6. A celestial pour-over coffee set that absolutely wins the award for prettiest practical gift. If they already go through the trouble of making pour-over coffee, the whole experience should be as aesthetically pleasing as possible, right?

    the celestial coffee kit
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.

    7. A match striker that'll make everyone oohh and aahh whenever a candle needs to be lit.

    The match striker in white and beige

    Promising review: "I love this match striker. It is beautifully made and works very well to light matches. The colors offered are all very pretty but I think it’d be cool to add a black gloss/ matte black one for a more modern option as well!" —Hi I’m Jane

    Get it from Henro Company on Amazon Handmade for $29.99

    8. A high-tech Dewplanter perfect for anyone who has trouble remembering to water their plants. This handy device self-waters by grabbing water from the air. I'm sorry Wall-E, but this is my new favorite robot.

    the dew white planter with wooden accents and a visible moisture vent
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "My girlfriend banned me from buying plants cause of reasons (the reason being I kept forgetting to water them and they died), but I've proven myself by keeping my pothos alive for over six months now. I've watered it a total of zero times, so I'm extremely satisfied with my hard work of buying this planter." —jefferyb

    Get it from Urban Outfitters or Amazon for $59.

    9. An initial ring made with an adjustable band for anyone who loves bold statement pieces.

    Promising review: "It looks very good! It looks like real gold. I have worn it four times, with perfume and while getting slightly wet, and it hasn’t tarnished one bit! So it's a great product, especially for the price!" —Belper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39 (available in letters A–Z).

    10. A pair of weighted Bala Bangles to add a little resistance to their workout or everyday routine. Passive exercise? My favorite.

    Free People, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Bala is a woman-owned business that sells various pretty exercise equipment. I have these bands and love 'em! They have super strong loop and hook tape so you can strap them on tight (no sliding weights while punching, lifting, running, jumping, etc.). Best of all, they're just really, really pretty!

    Get them from Bala for $40+ (available in three weights and 12 colors), Amazon for $49 (available in three colors) or get the limited edition ombré version from Free People for $55.

    11. A super cute panda LED light so they can do their own gel manicures at home.

    model pushes button on panda led light

    Promising review: "I purchased this nail lamp for my nail art hobby. Heard and read such great reviews so I bought it. It quickly cures all kinds of gel nail polish such as LED gel, UV gel, Builder gel etc. This lamp has a display screen and auto-sensor that turns on when hand is inserted and stops when hand is removed. No heat is felt while using this lamp. Love the panda design! So cute!! Love this lamp and am so happy I made this purchase!! Highly recommend this for nail art enthusiasts!!" —Carlos Ubriaco

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A wiggly mirror so amazing, it has been haunting my dreams since I've seen it. Once I swear I woke up with my credit card already in hand.

    mirror with light wood with wiggly border
    littleanana / Etsy

    Get it from littleanana on Etsy for $74.62.

    13. And on the subject of squiggles, this super stylish wiggle ring with a mother of pearl gem. Look how cool! Someone propose to me with that thing.

    ring with brass squiggle and shiny white stone
    AleishlaLopez / Etsy

    Aleishla Lopez handcrafts jewelry from a studio based in Puerto Rico.

    Get it from AleishlaLopez on Etsy for $66 (available in sizes 5–10).

    14. A bumper bubble offering safety as they run full speed into trees, the ground, family members, etc.


    Promising review: "This bubble bumper is so fun and definitely needs a partner in crime to really experience the job of bumper bubbles. It is actually pretty heavy so you want to wear the straps and hold the handles. It takes a while to inflate it even with a compressor. It came with a patch and instructions. It is really well built and much more sophisticated in construction than the cheaper ones I have tried. Loads of fun running around in this and especially chasing a soccer ball." —Sunshine Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in two sizes and five colors).

    15. A pair of hanging rainbow earrings that are already really cool but — get this — they also GLOW IN THE DARK!


    Chungawawa is a Black-owned business that sells cool polymer clay jewelry handmade in France.

    Get them from Chungawawa for €34 (~$41.25).

    16. A cool card that outdoes anything you could find at your local pharmacy. Your recipient simply presses a button and — surprise! — it's balloon time.


    You get 300 characters to properly express yourself! The balloons don't use helium so no worries about the card accidentally flying away.

    Get the emoji, heart, and birthday balloons from Cardalloon for $39.95 each.

    17. A pumpkin spice simple syrup to further enable their unhealthy relationship with PSLs. Hey, it's fall somewhere (their mind).

    a person holding the bottle of pumpkin simple syrup
    Lynn&Gray / Etsy

    Lynn&Gray is a woman-owned small business based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that sells all-natural simple syrups sourced from local and fresh produce and herbs that are free from artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives. You can add them to your favorite beverages like coffee, tea, and cocktails!

    Get it from Lynn&Gray on Etsy for $9.50+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A glowing bath bomb for anyone looking for a bath that's a little less relaxing and little more radioactive.


    The bath bomb is a nice green color and comes with a little light to make the water glow.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    19. A double-walled glass with an upside-down critter design. Pour yourself a drink and listen to "Upside Down," by the A*Teens to celebrate this silly find.


    Promising review: "I have to wash this cup by hand because my daughter wants to use it for every drink. It’s lightweight — thought it was going to break easily. But it has held up very well and has been used twice a day every day." —Melissa S

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three animals, and in sets of two).

    20. A mystical wireless phone charger for anyone who prefers fantasy over the sci-fi reality we live in.


    Magic = unexplained science! This spell circle works with iPhones 11 and up, and Samsung Galaxys S8 and up.

    Promising review "Product works great, looks cool, gives my nightstand a bit of magical flair without being so ostentatious that it keeps me up at night unlike some other magic circle chargers. AFAIK the runes mean nothing, the only word I can make out along the outer circle is futharc, which is the name of the Norse rune alphabet and is comprised of the first six letters of said alphabet. Most likely the rest of the letters are merely the rest of the alphabet in sequence, the literal rune equivalent of 'ABCDEFG' and so on. Overall, a good find. I am satisfied." —Kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. Rose gold cocktail glitter to glam up all the cool mixed drinks they've been whipping up at home.

    pearlescent pink drink in a martini glass

    This is also good for dusting on desserts!

    Promising review: "The glitter was excellent and made the beer shimmer just as expected. Everyone loved it. The glitter does coat the glass, making subsequent beers glittery. Also, would recommend jiggling the keg a bit, so the glitter doesn’t settle. Great product. Will definitely buy again." —Jennifer Konecky

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59.

    22. A pack of squishy narwhal toys they'll make a point of squeezing every day.,

    Promising review: "These are so great for kids with sensory issues, and those who need to constantly be doing something with their hands. My daughter is very busy and these help her relax when she is nervous and busy. Nice quality and seem to handle being squeezed well." —Saramaya

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A set of LED light saber chopsticks to make fights over the last dumpling extra dramatic.

    dueling glowing lightsaber chopsticks over a bowl of rice

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $14.97.

    24. A humidifier that looks like a little dog ready to blast off into space in their reindeer rocket ship. Why isn't this a movie yet?,

    It can last up to 10 hours and has seven LED colors.

    Promising review: "I can honestly say I was shocked to find this little gem, especially for the price. I have used it daily since it arrived at my doorstep. I’ve been taking it back and forth from home to work, but I will Instead buy a second one, and most likely a couple more as gifts, as Christmas is around the corner." —Helen Quigley

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

    25. Random Illustrated Facts to arm your trivia fan with even more useless information. Even if they already know some of these tidbits, the illustrations make the information feel new again.

    Workman Publishing Company

    Get it from Amazon for $11.64, Barnes & Noble for $13.86, or Bookshop for $13.75.

    26. Some fishnet socks that look great with sneakers, loafers, or block-heels.

    fishnet socks with bows on the back

    Promising review: "These are so cute! I get tons of compliments each time I wear them. Definitely worth the money and no rips yet! They’ve held up well and I’ve worn them multiple times." —TLC

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $15.38.

    27. A set of a-meow-zing chair socks that ironically prevent scratches instead of creating them.


    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE these!!! Not only are they cute and adorable, but also very functional. I bought these because of my frustration with other products I've tried that left marks on my hardwood floors. My chair legs are thick and I was worried they might not fit, but they stretched nicely and did not slip or slide off. I have tried several other options from rubber tips to felt pads and all of them fall or slide off after a while. We use our chairs every day, multiple times a day and they have not worn out. They very obviously prevent scratches. They look like the chairs have gotten socks to keep their legs warm with these cat paws. Excellent design and manufacture with a nice dose of whimsy. I will definitely buy more of these just to have as backup." —Zhangsu

    Get a variety set of 20 from Amazon for $12.59+ (available in six varieties).

    28. A nifty spout that creates little Mickey Mouse soap dollops. They just need to attach it to their favorite foaming soap bottle and bam! They're basically in Disneyland.

    mickey mouse pump attachment that helps create mouse shaped foam

    Get it from MouseDelights3D on Etsy for $12.

    29. A carbonated bubble clay mask that'll help refresh their face and put on a good show while it does it.,

    Promising review: "I love this mask. I have combination skin, oily in spots and dry in others. This stuff works miracles on my blackheads, and my skin feels awesome. I will say that I definitely feel like I need to moisturize afterwards but you should anyway." —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99

    30. A DIY sushi kit for you and a special someone because make the food yourself always makes it taste better.


    HomeChef by MakiMaki sends you everything you need to make your own sushi (or sashimi, or shabu shabu) at home. The sushi kit comes with pre-sliced veggies, seaweed, rice, seasoning, sauces, an avocado, and super fresh raw fish. Their are two kits (standard and premium) but you can also order a la carte. I tried the standard kit and was very impressed! Making a presentable roll is definitely a challenge that takes some practice and patience, but worth the extra effort. And even if you never get the picture perfect maki, it'll still taste really good.

    Get it from MakiMaki for $110+.

    31. Of Cats and Men, a book that celebrates famous men of history and their furry feline friends.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.27, Barnes & Noble for $11.40, or Bookshop for $14.72 (to support local bookstores).

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated gift guide

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