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    47 Cool Gifts To Give When You're Not Sure What To Get

    Just a list of stuff pretty much anyone would enjoy.

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    1. A deck of animal-themed playing cards they're sure to fauna over.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. A subscription to Winc, a service that sends them four or more bottles of wine each month. Monthly boozy presents? Yes please.

    Winc

    Read more about why Winc is a great subscription service.

    Get it from Winc for $13+/bottle.

    3. A shot glass mold for frosty ice shots that go down easier OR for candy shots the whole family can enjoy.

    amazon.com

    I bought these last year to make peppermint shots to fill with liqueur, but I ended up using the mold all year round for ice shot glasses. So far, it's held up super well!

    Promising review: "I bought this mold to make shot glasses out of hard candy (I used Jolly Ranchers). It works really well for that...and chocolate...and jello...and gummy bears. It's a lot of fun. I would definitely make a first batch before depending on it for guests on the first run. The instructions on the package don't specifically say that you can put this mold in the oven (though the amazon description does), but I have not had any issues with putting them in the oven at all. For my hard candy shot glasses, I just preheated the oven to 350 degrees, filled the mold with candies and put them in for about 11 minutes. After I took them out, I just used the back of a spoon to work the air bubbles out toward the edges so that everything came out smooth. Chocolate is much easier to melt and get the air bubbles out and wouldn't even require the oven (though I'll bet you could)." —Holly C.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.41.

    4. A cutting board sure to put them in a ~state~ of shock.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My mom does a lot of entertaining and I purchased this and a small knife set for her for Mother's Day. She LOVES the cutting board and it really looks nice in her small place. Perfect for about three cheeses with crackers for serving and when she's not entertaining it's a pretty decoration. If you're giving as a gift, realize that you'll need to package it nicer (or put it in a basket with other items). I can see it being a nice center piece to a creative wedding basket." —Weil

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in most states or the US).

    5. A book that finally answers why dogs eat poop, plus a ton of other useless animal trivia.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.50, Barnes & Noble for $12.95, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

    6. A shaker pendant necklace your recipient will be over the moon for.

    SunAndStarsJewelry

    Get it from SunAndStarsJewelry on Etsy for $48.

    7. A rainbow maker they can hang in their window for a truly great-ient light show.

    amazon.com

    Reviewers say they also used this disc to take cool photos.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    8. A DIY face mask set for the relaxation-lover who has already tried every mask on the market. Time to make their own!

    Urban Outfitters

    It comes with a book of recipes and ten sheet masks.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.99.

    9. A sterling silver tarot card necklace to ensure their future looks bright.

    UncommonGoods

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $99 (available in nine cards).

    10. A Star Wars doormat to welcome visitors to the dark side (I hear they have cookies).

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    11. A Women in Science puzzle celebrating fearless female pioneers with 500 pieces.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.91.

    12. And a puzzle roll-up mat so they can reclaim table space without having to complete their puzzle in one sitting.

    The Grommet

    The kit comes with an inflatable roller that helps store and secure unfinished puzzles. You can also opt to buy glue and a sorting tray, if you think your recipient would be into that.

    Get it from The Grommet for $24.95+ or something similar from Amazon for $15.99.

    13. A celebration journal — an ultra-adorable workbook filled to the brim with projects and adorable illustrations that'll help your kid find magic in everything.

    Amazon

    The journal comes with prompts like measuring feet, spelling names in Morse code, and finding rainbows.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. Foldable memo pads that give everyone a little wave, so no one forgets to read their important message. Yes, hi hello, little note! I will remember to send in my expenses before the end of the month!

    dshott

    Get it from dshott on Etsy for $10.26 (available in two styles and six colors).

    15. A Buddy the Elf cut-out that looks almost as excited as your recipient will be when they see this.

    amazon.com

    It's almost six feet tall!

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99.

    16. A subscription service that sends you a monthly shipment of international coffee so you can feel well-traveled, even if you never leave the couch.

    Atlas Coffee Club

    See BuzzFeed's review of this coffee subscription service.

    You can get a half bag, single bag, or double bags every two or four weeks. Then you can decide if you want light or dark roast, ground or whole bean. Each shipment comes with a handwritten postcard from the country that made your coffee. Oh, and the coffee is DELISH.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+/shipment.

    17. Stupid Deaths — a board game for anyone with a morbid sense of humor.

    Amazon

    Work together and competitively to figure out which stupid deaths were real and which were invented by the game. Try to stay ahead of the Grim Reaper before he gets you! The winner either makes it to the red space or is the last remaining player on the board.

    Promising review: "I bought this gift over Halloween and mainly used it as seasonally appropriate decor (my apartment is small, festive decoration space is limited). One night I begged some friends to play it with me (neither like board games, but they both like me) and they obliged. Within minutes of starting the game we were laughing out loud and couldn't stop! To play, one player reads a description of a death from a card, the other players decide if they think the death is real or made up. If you're correct, you get to move a step further to safety, if you're wrong, you have to move the grim reaper one step closer to you. It's an absolute blast, and so fun I still have it out on my counter." —Mal Mower, a BuzzFeed writer! See more stuff we just really like.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. No Sugar Aloud — a sugar- and gluten-free brownie mix that's already divvied up into baking cups for easy and fast treats that everyone can enjoy.

    amazon.com

    They're made with Callebaut Belgian chocolate. Just add water, mix, bake, and add toppings. They're good for vegan, keto, and diabetic diets.

    Promising review: "These brownies are rich and delicious! I made two in the microwave and four in the oven so I could compare the difference. I found the microwave version to be light and airy while the oven baked version came out fudgier, which I liked. I topped my brownies with the peanut butter, chopped nuts, and chocolate chips, and it was delicious! I am watching my carb count and these really help satisfy my sweet tooth without adding carbs! I will definitely order more." —Michelle Griffin

    Get six from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. A felt letter board for tonight's dinner menu, welcoming guests, or just sassy sayings.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.27+ (available in 23 colors).

    20. A Tonymoly gift set sure to make any avocado lover swoon.

    instagram.com

    It comes with two sheet masks and two tubes of hand cream.

    Get it from Amazon for $18 (also available in four other scents).

    21. A bag of color changing tea that's both beverage and entertainment, so it's basically two gifts in one.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Butterfly pea flowers can be used to make tea, lemonade, cocktails, and more. It starts blue but turns purple when you add lemon or something else acidic. Reviewers say it tastes a little bitter but works well with honey.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.

    22. A tortilla blanket, because anyone would love to be the beautiful fillings of a giant burrito.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    23. A wine necklace that's ~grape~ for any vino lover.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49 (available in two finishes).

    24. The Cookie Book — a sweet tome to help them make treats so good, Santa will visit their home twice.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.38, Barnes & Noble for $19.79, or a local seller through Indiebound.

    25. A bottle of Drinkwel supplements to help ease their hangover woes — if you know anyone with big New Year's Eve plans, they need these.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I thought 'there's no way some pills can prevent a hangover. What a scam...that I'm going to try anyways.' I'm only 24 and when I was younger I never got hangovers, but now they're death. 'Spend all day in bed in the dark' kind of hangovers. I take three of these before drinking (like it says) and three before bed — and what the actual f***! They legit work. I wake up the next morning feeling like I didn't. Even. Drink. I took them for a solid four days straight when I was on vacation for an engagement party and they didn't fail me once." —KC

    Get 90 pills from Amazon for $39.99.

    26. A very official wax seal kit for the aspiring Hogwarts student in your life. Expect lots of letters written with a quill.

    Amazon

    Each set comes with two wax candles and a stamper.

    Get the Hogwarts, Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff kit from Amazon for $27.90.

    27. An etched stemless glass so they can enjoy their favorite city's skyline, even if the view from their new apartment isn't quite what they were hoping for.

    UncommonGoods

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $24 (available in 28 cities).

    28. A mini wooden bowling game sure to help them strike up a conversation at work.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    29. A Pretty Patty enamel pin blind bag that won't make your giftee's tongue glow in the dark.

    ClayGrahamArt

    Get it from ClayGrahamArt on Etsy for $10 (available in eight possible colors).

    30. A pair of hedgehog mittens they'll want to ~hog~ all for themselves.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight colors).

    31. A pack of Krispy Kreme jelly beans for the fried dough lover (ok, so everyone???) in your life.

    Amazon

    The flavors are: original glazed, strawberry iced, chocolate iced with sprinkles, glazed blueberry cake, and cinnamon apple filled.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.70.

    32. A Scrub Heroes gift set from Frank Body that does the heroic job of fighting dull skin and product build-up.

    Frank Body

    It comes with a caffeinated scalp scrub, original face scrub, coffee body scrub, and most importantly, a frankfurter tote bag. I have tried the scalp scrub and coffee body scrub, and can confirm they are amazing! Also, if anyone wants to gift me that hotdog tote, I would appreciate it, thank you.

    Get it from Frank Body for $49.95.

    33. A sushi bazooka that'll blow away all the competition this gift-giving season.

    Amazon

    Open this bad boy up, line with sticky rice, layer on fillings, close, and then pop out a perfectly created sushi roll.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.44.

    34. A straight up PLANT FERRIS WHEEL for the greenery-obsessed friend in your life.

    Amazon

    It fits six plants!

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    35. A sampler pack of tea drops — loose tea and sugar pressed into fun shapes that they can just just drop right into their mugs. Easy peasy!

    Amazon

    Expect some sediment on the bottom of each cup. There are 25 drops in each large box.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    36. A kit so they can make their own gin and stop being snooty about the Seagram's you try to serve them when they come over.

    Amazon

    The kit has a flask, steel funnel with strainer screen, botanicals, spices, vintage glass bottles, labeling stickers, and a recipe guide.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    37. A DIY miniature bookstore with tiny, printed books. Read all about it! You're about to be the best gift giver in town.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It comes with everything they need to build a tiny bookstore, along with LEDs, pigment, glue, tweezers, a brush, and other tools. The project takes about 20 hours to assemble.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    38. A big thing of Jenga so the next time they need to settle something they can say, "let's take this outside...to the Jenga court."

    Amazon

    The game has 19 levels of pieces and can be up to five feet tall.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    39. A vintage clothing subscription service to help your favorite indie friend get one step closer to Mac DeMarco-chic.

    Cratejoy

    Each box has one or two items of clothing, along with two to three accessories from brands like Levi's, Pendleton, L. L. Bean, Nike, Champion, and more.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $45+/every three months.

    40. A candle making starter set so when they get stressed out, they can do what Jan does and smell all their candles.

    Amazon

    The kit includes two pounds of wax, scents, dyes, wicks, a melting pitcher, and tin containers.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.

    41. Bokksu — a monthly box of tasty artisanal snacks and teas sent straight from Japan.

    Cratejoy

    The service comes in two sizes. The tasting box has 10 to 14 snacks and, and the classic box has 20 to 25 snacks. They both come with a tea pairing, and each delivery has a different theme.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $24.99+/month (available in two sizes).

    42. A bar of beer soap sure to put a ~hop~ in their step after each morning shower.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in wine or bourbon scents).

    43. A Kodak Smile instant camera ready to capture all their favorite moments — including the one where they thank you for this great gift!

    Amazon

    And get some film here!

    Promising review: "We love this camera! I did a lot of research before purchasing an instant print camera for my 11-year-old's birthday. I knew that overall it was a fun novelty item, but I also knew I couldn't invest in endless amounts of film, so printing photos that we didn't want was going to be frustrating. Amazon suggested the Kodak Smile and it was EVERYTHING I was hoping for! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that it has a screen for viewing the photos and she gets to pick which photos she prints. That was the ONE thing I was wanting in an instant-print camera. Of course, she loves getting to use it to take photos of her friends, and our vacations, and she's building up a small scrapbook with her prints (the Zink prints, btw, all have a sticky back, so they can just be stuck right into the book). Now, I'll have to put the caveat that the photos are not the highest quality; I knew that was going to be the case with any of these cameras but, again, she's 11, so it's good enough for her. Overall, she's very happy, and so are we!" —Arow97

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in five colors).

    44. A shark bath bomb that spits out blood when they drop it in water.

    SoftSkinBubblySins

    Get it from SoftSkinBubblySins on Etsy for $6.

    45. A one-year planner in a classy faux leather cover for your most professional friend, who like, wears a tie to work.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    46. A Homesick candle that smells like their favorite or birth state, which is the closest thing we have to teleportation technology at this point.

    Amazon

    These candles will take your recipient right back to their state of choice. For example, the New York candle smells like apple peels, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin, hay, and river — pretty much upstate apple picking trips distilled into one scented candle.

    Get it from Amazon or Homesick for $26.95.

    47. Coffee and a Classic — a subscription service that delivers everything they need for a cozy night in.

    Cratejoy

    Each box includes one book (choose from classic literature, nonfiction, and children's books), something to sip on (choose from coffee, tea, and hot chocolate), and some bonus items to get them in the reading mood, like a mug, snack, and bookmark.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39.89+/month.

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

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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