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37 Unexpected Gifts That'll Put Santa To Shame

In your face, Santa!!!

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3. A fun book filled with comics that tell them what they already know: Cats are weird.


Promising review: "It's like Jeffrey Brown is watching my cats! I really enjoyed this little book. Laughed out loud several times. Great!" —L. Jones

Get it from Amazon for $13.16, Barnes & Noble for $13.61, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.


6. A shiba sweatshirt perfect for anyone who wishes they were actually a dog.,

Promising review: "I bought this for my girlfriend because she is absolutely in love with shiba inus. Honestly, she loves them more than me... just sometimes, I hope. Anyways, like the other helpful reviews here have stated, this definitely runs small. Other than that little sizing issue, the material is super soft and comfortable. VERY, VERY warm, very cute, no complaints about anything else. Makes for a great gift!" —James Lee

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and two colors).

7. A game of Scary Bingo, which is a lot like regular Bingo, but you know, scary.

Promising review: "My mom, my son (age six), and I have been playing this all weekend. I see above the suggested ages are three to five, but I would say it's great for everyone!" —matilde

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.


9. A robe they can wear while making breakfast or practicing magic.,

Get the breakfast robe from ModCloth for $35 (available in sizes S/M or L/XL) or the Harry Potter robe from ThinkGeek for $49.99 (available in four house styles).


13. A Marshall Stockwell portable Bluetooth speaker so they can feel like they're jamming out with a tiny, baby amp.

The speaker can play about 25 hours on a single charge. It even comes with a red case.

Promising review: "I love the Marshall brand of home speakers. This is my second Marshall product. It always links to my phone without any hesitation. I love that it also has a microphone so you can actually use it to talk to people, not just listen to music. It also has a USB charger so you can charge your phone with it. I use it as my nightstand speaker. Great set-up, great look!" —Luis Barrera

Get it from Amazon for $198.58.

15. An electric skateboard for the daredevil in your life.

This chargeable skateboard can go up to 11.2 mph — no kicking necessary.

Get it from Best Buy or Quirky for $299.99.


23. A high-risk game where the loser gets smacked in the face with whipped cream.,

The rules to Pie Face are simple: Put your head in the mask, spin the wheel, turn the handles as many times as the wheel commands, and if you get hit with the pie, you lose (or maybe win?).

Promising review: "It was so hard to find this holiday season, so I'm happy it finally came back in stock before Christmas!! My nephew has been asking for this for several months. Such a silly game but the kids love it and it's fun for the adults too." —jp85

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


24. A mermaid tail blanket for anyone who wants to do a reverse Little Mermaid and return to the sea.

Promising review: "I gave this as a gift to my daughter. She loves everything about it: the color, the fish scales, the thickness, etc. Not only does she use it to keep warm, but also to comfort herself as well — something about the way it enfolds her lower half makes her feel more secure. I would buy it again and highly recommend it to others." —Catherine Roh

Get it from Amazon for $15.88+ (available in four colors).

25. A rolled ice cream device so they can make fancy, Instagram-worthy treats right in their own home.

Promising review: "THIS THING IS AWESOME!!!! Absolutely love it. I can make even more than the six batches they suggest, it works so well. I was worried after reading reviews of people saying they could barely get one serving out of it, but I can get plenty! The problem is with their freezer temperature, not the ice cream maker. If you're using a freezer attached to a fridge you need to have it on the coldest setting and it works perfectly." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.


28. A trio of hot sauces as delicious as they are beautifully designed.

Each bottle contains 2 ounces of hot sauce.

Promising review: "All the sauces were amazing and I will be buying a bigger bottle of all three once these little guys run out...which won't be long." —The Beard

Get them from Uncommon Goods for $15.

29. An unofficial cat-themed Monopoly game to play when you want to learn about cat breeds while buying up real estate.

Promising review: "This is the cutest game ever. I bought it for a friend's birthday because she's a cat lover. We opened it immediately and played for four hours straight because it was just so much fun. Same as your standard Monopoly but cat version. The property cards are all different cat breeds and on the back they have cute facts about cats. The houses are fish bones and hotels are litter boxes. Lots of fun for friends, family, etc." —Katie

Get it from Amazon for $17.90 or Jet for $19.95.

30. A pair of monstrously cool socks for anyone who likes to get wild.

Promising review: "These are adorable, and just as expected! Well made and perfect for my Where the Wild Things Are costume." —Claire

Get them from Amazon for $10.25+ (available in sizes small or large).

31. A collection of tiny ornaments meant to be worn in a beard — because it's way cheaper than a tree.

Promising review: "Just what I was looking for! This Christmas, my beard will be extra festive (the past two I've done glitter — too messy!) These are perfect." —N. Sands

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $11.99.


32. A Fondoodler (from BuzzFeed's Product Labs) capable of turning cheese into art.

It works just a like a hot glue gun — but with cheese!

Get it from BuzzFeed's Fondoodler shop for $30.

PSST! BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this.

33. A set of musical wine glasses that'll come in handy if they ever need to enter a beauty pageant undercover.

These crystal glasses have marks on them so the player knows exactly how much liquid to pour in to hit a certain note.

Get a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $65.

35. A miracle device that gives them cold brew to go, so they never have to settle for bodega joe again.

This double-walled glass bottle comes with a stainless steel filter so you can pour coffee grounds and water right in.

Get it from Food52 for $39.


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