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If You Don't Know What To Get Someone, Consider These 31 Crowd-Pleasing Gifts

Can't go wrong with a candy subscription.

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1. A huge gift box bursting with all sorts of delicious gummies, from sour skulls to rainbow tape. If you know someone with a distinguished sweet tooth, they NEED this!

bowls of gummy candy

2. A tin of Reindeer Crunch popcorn so delicious, you'll drop to your knees and thank every reindeer who helped make it. Thank you, Dasher! Thanks, Dancer! Appreciate it, Prancer and Vixen!

midcentury design on cylinder container

3. Everdell — a beautiful worker placement board game with a Redwall vibe sure to appeal to anyone who loves games, cool artwork, and lil' critters.

4. The card game What Do You Meme? for anyone who's ever unironically referred to themselves as a meme lord.

the card game

5. I Choose You (Every Day & Always) — a charming and relatable book about how your love is a conscious choice and something you build together.

book cover that says i choose you every day and always with two bunnies embracing

6. A chunky knit satin-lined winter beanie to keep their head warm while being gentle on their hair and not disrupting their style or curl pattern.

7. A subscription to Book of the Month because they're going to need SOMETHING to do while hiding inside from the cold weather.

hand holds cardboard box that says book of the month

8. A 50 state or foil astrology puzzle they'll want to start assembling right away. You'll certainly win a piece of their heart for this one.

9. A subscription to Bespoke Post, which will send them themed boxes with all sorts of goodies from small businesses. They can preview their monthly box and if they don't like it, can skip or swap for a different one.

box next to jigger, drink, beard brush, and knife

10. An unofficial Disney Parks cookbook so they can whip up delightful treats like Mickey pretzels and Dole Whip in the comfort of their own home.

11. Or a cookbook dedicated to all the wonderful food dishes described in drool-worthy detail in Brian Jacques' books. Remember reading Redwall and getting so, so hungry?

redwall cookbook cover

12. An incense holder and backflow incense cones that are equally relaxing to watch and smell.

13. A set of food dice so dinnertime can be left to chance. There are over 186,000 possible meal combinations, so they'll never get bored.

jar with cork top filled with wooden dice

14. A book full of prompts about why you love your mom/dad/grandparent/teacher/etc. Just fill it in before giving it to them and watch for that almost guaranteed smile.

various books for dads, heroes, grandmas etc. some are as general as "why you're so awesome"

15. A sunflower-shaped cat scratcher that swivels so it triples as a scratch-post, comfy bed, and decor. I'm just thinking about a cat sitting on a giant flower like an Alice in Wonderland character and wiping away a single tear.

16. Random Illustrated Facts — a book that will 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.

17. An ice cream maker ready to help them make ice cream at home. Folks: ice cream. At home.

18. A subscription to Candy Club for people whose sugar tooth can never be satisfied.

four jars of candy (rainbow wheels, strawberry puffs, blue raspberry sour tape, and something chocolate)

19. A Shrute Farms sweatshirt, puzzle, or Uno card game for the person who still can't stop quoting The Office.

20. A Jellycat Merry Mouse so painfully adorable, only a complete monster could shun such a gift. Look at this little sweetheart!

small mouse plush holding wreath and wearing santa hat

21. A lovely little townhouse with a surprise candle inside. Best part? They can put it under their tree when the candle is finished.

22. An Elf board game sure to bring some competitive holiday cheer. Players must race to the Empire State Building and whoever has the most points wins.

small buddy the elf figure on a game board

23. A pretty deck of happy hour conversation starter cards with fun prompts that offer more interesting topics than the weather or recent sports game.

24. Stardew Valley for Nintendo Switch, a lovely game where the player inherits a farm and befriends the local townsfolk. This is basically giving the gift of a pure bliss, trust me.

25. The first volume of Lore Olympus — a beloved webcomic now in print form. This romantic tale is a modern take on the story of Hades and Persephone, making it great for anyone who loves Greek mythology.

cover of the book

26. Happy Box — a build-your-own gift box for people love customization. This is ideal for people who wanna mail someone lots of gifts but not spend money on shipping from multiple retailers. It ships right to their door, card and all!

box with paper packing strips and a card, reusable shopping bag, vase, sock, and chocolate

27. A sleek-as-heck USB alarm clock – seemingly every nightstand has been sporting it lately. And with good reason! It has two USB ports for easy charging.

A reviewer's alarm clock with two devices plugged in

28. A paw-shaped chair cushion, because who doesn't want to be lovingly cradled in a kitten's paw?

paw shaped pillows

29. A variety pack of Reese's candies with plenty of peanut buttery goodness, including some interesting offerings like Reese's Sticks, Reese's White Peanut Butter Cups, and Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups.

the contents of the variety pack inside orange stockings hanging on an orange mantel

30. A Barefoot Dreams blanket you can count on to actually live up to all the hype you've likely heard about it — it really does feel like snuggling with a cloud.

31. And if all else fails, a 5-pound bag of GUMMY BEARS. Can't go wrong with a lethal dose of sugar.

gummy bears

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