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

    Just general, all-around good stuff.


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    1. A travel kit filled with hair essentials that work with any type of hair.

    The kit comes with dry shampoo, smooth spray, hairspray, and a treatment masque.

    Get it from Sephora for $25.

    2. A set of beer jellies for anyone who loves beer enough to eat it.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $30.

    3. A charming kit that lets them build their own tiny, doll-sized library.

    The kit comes with 30 books to make by cutting, folding, and gluing them together. The box even converts into a bookshelf once they finish making the books.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.45 or Barnes & Noble for $14.99.

    4. A pink-centric gift set with an eye mask, candle, perfume, and matches for anyone in need of some personal time.

    Get the set of four items from Urban Outfitters for $40.

    5. A pair of touch-activated lights that connect with Wi-Fi, so the two of you can feel close, no matter how far the physical distance is.

    Touch one of these lamps, and its mate will also light up. It's a nice way to let someone know you're thinking of them. It cycles through a variety of colors in an ambient glow, so it's also just nice to look at.

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $150.

    6. A flat water bottle sleek enough to take anywhere, so they'll finally stay hydrated.

    The BPA-free plastic flask holds up to 750 mL of water.

    Promising review: "I don't know if it's just how cool it looks, or that it's so shiny and new, but I have certainly increased my water intake, easily, by about 80% since getting my new water bottle in the mail. It's like drinking out of a fish tank. I mean, how fun?! Everyone who see it comments on it, and I am not one who minds the attention." —Alyson

    Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A Bob Ross calendar to make them as happy as a painted tree.

    Promising review: "The color reproduction of some of Bob Ross's best works is outstanding in this 2018 calendar — every month is more beautiful than the last. This calendar will thrill Bob Ross fans and make a perfect holiday gift." —Dee Long

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    8. Kiehl's lip balms made even better with Mickey Mouse-themed boxes.

    Lips need protection this winter! The set comes with three tubes of lip balm: original, mint, and cranberry.

    Get them from Sephora for $22.

    9. A cute teapot to panda-r to the animal lover in anyone.

    The head comes off and doubles as a tea cup.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $42.

    10. A brilliant activity book for all ages that celebrates the 50 states.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.40, Barnes & Noble for $6.86, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    11. A cozy smelling candle inspired by one of their favorite authors.

    The options include: Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Austen, John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and William Shakespeare.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.44 (available in three sizes).

    12. Or a whiskey glass etched with the map of one of their favorite cities.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $14 (available in 22 cities).

    13. A coffee table book showcasing a collection of important Polaroids throughout time.

    Promising review: "This is a great piece for those who wish to know more about the Polaroid Story. It also has a great photo collection." —omri rechani

    Get it from Amazon for $13.28, Barnes & Noble for $13.66, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    14. A subscription box jam-packed with treats from all over the world so their taste buds can go on a trip.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $14+/month.

    15. A stunning marble-style pet bowl that they might want to steal from their dog.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A fun box filled with brainteasers based on works of classic literature like Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island.

    Each set comes with five brainteasers that are vaguely related to a book. Alice in Wonderland has hearts, Treasure Island has a barrel, and Wizard of Oz has a tin heart.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20 (available in four themes).

    17. A luxurious robe so they can live their best, most relaxed life.,

    Get both from Amazon: the hooded one for $49.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 19 styles) or the sherpa-lined plaid option for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–3XL and four styles).

    18. Or a pair of slippers to really up the cuddle factor.,

    Get both from Amazon: the animal slippers for $7.87+ (available in sizes 36–41 and 23 styles) or the clogs for $19.99 (available in sizes 7–14 and two colors).

    19. A cookie shot maker for taking libations to a sweeter level.

    The kit includes a silicone mold for creating six cookie cups, a two-piece melting device for the chocolate liner, and a recipe book.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.49 or Urban Outfitters for $29.

    20. A USB-powered Himalayan salt lamp shaped like a cat. It has something for everyone, whether they're a techie, an animal lover, or a new age wellness person.

    The LED bulb can even change colors.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    21. An Audible subscription for anyone who likes to listen to books when they don't have time to sit down and read.

    They can enjoy books like Uncommon Type: Some Stories read by the author — Tom Hanks!

    Get an Audible subscription for $45/3 months.

    22. Ombre mechanical pencils they'll think are just great-ient.

    Get a pack of nine from Walmart for $8 or Forever 21 for $5.53.

    23. A photo book of underwater dogs, because who wouldn't enjoy some good pup pics?

    Promising review: "This is a lovely picture book of all kinds of dogs underwater. It's a very different perspective, for sure. I have to laugh at many of them." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.14, Barnes & Noble for $16.26, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    24. An infusion kit for making delicious and uniquely flavored drinks at home.

    It comes with a glass infusion bottle that can fit 375 ml of alcohol, and seven pre-made infusions.

    Get it from Food52 for $35+ (also available with a bottling kit).

    25. A pair of hand bookends that will squish their book collection together.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95.

    26. A sock gift box, because everyone could use more socks when someone else is footing the bill.

    Get the holiday socks at Happy Socks for $36 or see the whole collection here.

    27. A fun, TV-shaped sponge holder to actually get them excited to do the dishes (this might be a gift for you).

    It comes with sponges that mimic the look of static.

    Promising review: "This is a cute sponge holder. The suction cups work well; I've had the holder hanging for about a week above the sink on some slightly porous tile and it has stayed put. The sponge works as well as generic sponges we've used in the past (and it's nice that you receive two in the box)." —Maxwell Edison

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    28. Miniature ceramic pots perfect for housing tiny succulents.

    Promising review: "These are small but they are sooo cute! They are about two inches tall. Great for succulents! They also came with a small piece of screen for the bottom of the pot, which is nice!" —M-Jen2011

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $16.93.

    29. A gigantic tartan scarf they're going to be plaid they have when the weather gets cold.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 15 styles).

    30. A classy duffel bag so they'll be more inclined to visit you.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $85 (available in two sizes).

    31. A monogram cheese board that'll feel personal, no matter how last-minute the purchase is.

    The plates come in every letter except P, which is sold out.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $38.

    32. A foot bath, because everyone's feet are going to be hurting after all that frantic, last-minute holiday shopping.

    Promising review: "This is an attractive, functional unit that provides a gentle massage. Put in a package of foot soap and sit back and relax for 15 to 20 minutes while it relieves tired and burning feet." —Robert S.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.49.

    33. And a gorgeous bottle of nonalcoholic spirit to add an aromatic touch to tonic or a cocktail.

    Spice 94 has notes of allspice, oak, and lemon. Garden 108 has hints of peas, hay, and spearmint.

    Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in two flavors).

    You're basically Santa if you get them this stuff.

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