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55 Unexpected Gifts That'll Put Santa To Shame

Sorry Santa, there's a new pro gifter in town.

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Still shopping for Christmas? Heads up that most of the items in this post won't arrive in time for Dec. 25, but check out our last-minute version of this gift guide with more ideas that are more likely to arrive in time!"

1. Mystic Maze — a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle that reveals a secret "magic trick" when they complete it. There are also 50 Easter eggs hidden in the complicated design so they're sure to be throughly entertained from start to finish.

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Fun fact: This was the most funded puzzle on Kickstarter, raising over $3 million.

Promising review: "Just got this puzzle for something to do at home over the holidays. Seriously... I have never seen a puzzle quite like this! It’s very impressive and exceeded my expectations already. The packaging is beautiful inside and out. Everything about it shouts quality. I particularly liked the envelopes inside for the puzzle pieces and mystery. Heavy weight and substantial. The one holding the 1,000 puzzle pieces stays closed with Velcro! How cool! And the secret mystery envelope has a cool string loop tie. Makes you remember you can’t open it until the puzzle is done. The whole vibe of The Mystic Maze is quality and fun, and also looks like a challenging puzzle. Looking forward to getting started on this. Certainly a good stay-home fun activity. Highly recommend!" —Kyle Fletcher

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in an island theme).

Check listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

2. A casual little bee house they can set up to invite tiny, flower-loving friends to their lawn.

house shaped wooden bee home
Uncommon Goods

It's made from FSC certified wood and offers a great home for all their buzzing buds.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40 or check out this insect house from Amazon for $19.99.

Economy, standard, and express (1–2 business days) shipping options are offered at Uncommon Goods.

3. A personalized cookbook for your own personal Chrissy Teigen so they can keep track of all their favorite recipes.

inside of the recipe book with a picture of food taped to the page
Amazon

This fancy hardcover book has 216 pages just waiting to be filled with their delicious food creations. It has template space for over 80 recipes with places for ingredients, instructions, reviews, and images.

Promising review: "Gave this to my lovely wife for her birthday. She had been looking for a cookbook to write down recipes she loved or invented. The quality of this book and slipcover are such that someday our children or grandchildren will inherit the family recipes. Neat layout, with options that other books don't have." —Bladesmith

Get it from Amazon for $28.33.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

4. A fairytale pop-up book sure to capture their imagination, no matter their age.

Uncommon Goods

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz even comes with emerald glasses!

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40 or Amazon $25.41+ (available in Alice In Wonderland, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz).

Economy, standard, and express (1–2 business days) shipping options are offered at Uncommon Goods.

5. A hot sauce so good, they'll do the truffle shuffle after eating it.

truffle hot sauce being poured on pizza
Amazon

My colleague loves this stuff! Read his review of this cool hot sauce

Promising review: "This is what you get if truffle and Sriracha had a baby, but 10x better. I highly recommend because it helps my food taste better for my boring diets." —Linzy nguyen

Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

6. Smartass & Sass, a subscription box complete with up to nine hand-curated items perfect for the smart aleck in your life who enjoys cheeky merch.

contents of one of the boxes
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Each box comes packed with fun things like mugs, candles, T-shirts, etc. They have an estimated value of over $90! 

Get it from Smartass & Sass for $34.95+/month (or $15.95/month for the shirt-only subscription).

7. A knit throw blanket so their house can look ~sharp~.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in three designs).

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

8. Or a chunky, velvet weighted blanket that's totally worth splurging on.

model cuddles with large knit blanket
Bearaby

I have this blanket and practically live under it. It's luxuriously soft and gently crushes me to sleep. Just note that the size of the blanket changes depending on the weight, so the 15-pound option is only wide enough to cover one adult.

Get it from Bearaby for $269+ (available in three weights and five colors).

Standard overnight shipping available at an additional cost. 

9. 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)
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You can send your hungry recipient all types of sweets, from gummies to taffy to licorice to chocolate covered everything. I've tried one of these boxes and confirm it's a wonderful gift! All the candies I tried were top-notch.

Get it from Candy Club for $29.99+/month.

10. A mini claw machine for the person who is constantly losing all their spare change to The Claw. Now they can hone their skills at home and get some candy (or small toys) for their efforts.

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Reviewers say this thing is loud, but you can remove the bottom and detach the two yellow wires connected to the speaker to fix that. Get some prizes here!

Promising review: "I have two boys, ages 10 and 11, who love this claw machine. I buy small candy bars (mini, not fun size) and gummies because the claw won't pick up/carry bigger pieces of candy because it's too heavy. My kids placed a shortened wooden skewer in the slot and use it as a lever to activate it instead of using the coins. It was a great buy!" —C.F.

Get it from Amazon for $69.97.

Check listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

11. A pair of plush slipper socks to keep their paws nice and warm.

Amazon

Promising review: "Great product! They fit comfortably, are very cute and don't shrink in the washing machine. I think they are priced fairly and I received them in the mail very quickly. I love these!" —Marcie

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six styles).

Check listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

12. A magical-looking music box they'll be over the moon for.

wood base with clear glass sphere and moon inside
Apollo Box

Along with the moon, there's other styles like a deer, galaxy, and bubbles. It projects a rotating image on the ceiling when playing.

Get it from Apollo Box for $82.98 (available in three styles) or Amazon for $43.99 (available in seven styles).

Delivery from Apollo Box about nine business days plus processing; sign up for free member shipping.

Check Amazon listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

13. A Yellow Submarine Lego set for a gift that can't be beat-le.

lego submarine with four beatles minifigs holding items and a small jeremy figure
Amazon

It comes with four Beatle minifigs, a Jeremy figure, two display stands, and all the pieces needed to recreate the submarine. The top is removable and the minifigs can even fit inside the cockpit. There's also four rotating periscopes, two rotating propellers, and an adjustable rudder.

Get it from Amazon for $249.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

14. A cute corgi item for the dog lover in your life who can't get over those fuzzy butts.

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Get the light from thousandskies on Etsy for $16, the laptop memo board from Urban Outfitters for $9.99, or the planter from Amazon for $10.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

15. A trendy paperclip bracelet made even cooler with an oversized pop tab charm. Anyone else used to wear pop tabs on chains as a kid? This is the adult version!

gold bracelet
kinitajewelry

It's made of gold-plated steel. Get the matching earrings here.

Get it from kinitajewelry on Etsy for $37.70.

Ships in 2-5 days. 

16. A 2022 Jeopardy! calendar with a different question and wager amount each day, so you can keep track of your hypothetical score throughout the year.

the one a day desk calendar
Amazon

Reviewers say that haven't found any repeat questions so you can get this every year and become a trivia champ.

Get it from Amazon for $14.39.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

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

rainbow doormat outside home
amazon.com

Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $28.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

18. A funny zip-up hoodie featuring the best Ice Cube/Ice-T collab anyone could ever hope for.

zip-up hoodie with the actor ice-t's face shaped like a glass with little square images of ice cube the rapper on it
TeeFury

Get it from TeeFury for $45 (available in sizes S–5XL and four colors).

1–3 day expedited shipping available for an additional fee.

19. A fun and beautiful board game where the point of the game is basically to become a thriving forest. *wistfully stares out of the window*

Amazon

Basically you're growing trees. Each player starts with two. The trees absorb light and get light points, which can be used to disperse seeds. There is a "sun" rotating around the board, so players have to time and position everything properly to get the most sunlight.

Promising review: "Don't be fooled by the beautiful artwork, or the adorable little illustrated animals hidden within the components, Photosynthesis is a vicious abstract strategy game, and it's probably the best use of thematic gameplay for any tabletop game in 2017, worthy of being equated with other top tier uses of theme in designing gameplay, such as Shadows Over Camelot, Blood Rage, and just about anything produced by Fantasy Flights." —Paul Bulger

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

20. A custom reel viewer that doubles down on nostalgia by letting them view their old photos in the coolest way possible.

four reels with photos on them next to reel finder
Uncommon Goods

This viewer comes with a redemption code, so your recipient can pick what images they want to immortalize in their new gizmo and then send in to be turned into reels. Soooo much better than a family photo album, just saying.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $29.95.

Economy, standard, and express (1–2 business days) shipping options are offered at Uncommon Goods.

21. A Walk in the Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh — a book of simple stories to encourage your recipient to be more like Pooh: present and kind. If this charming book doesn't bring the waterworks, idk what will!

the book cover
Amazon

Promising review: "I thought this looked intriguing; I love Winnie the Pooh and am a newcomer to the practice of mindfulness. This book is an absolute joy! I will be gifting this to everyone I can think of because at the heart of it, it's about peace of mind and kindness. The short practices are easy to put into use every morning. What's even better is that, when I'm reading it, I once again feel some of the happiest moments I had as a child. I've been starting every morning with a couple of pages to get my day moving in the right direction. What an interesting combination of playfulness, joy, and mindful awareness! The illustrations are also stunning. This is a precious gift! Many thanks to Dr. Parent for this beautiful book!" —D. Leon

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Check listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

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

book called cats are weird with illustrations of cats doing weird things like licking shoes and rolling around the floor
Chronicle Books

Get it from Amazon for $10.92.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

23. A bag of super strong coffee and a matching keychain they'll like a latte.

Amazon

This USDA Certified Organic and Fairtrade coffee is one of the strongest in the world. There are 59 mg of caffeine per fluid ounce of coffee.

Get the coffee for $19.96 or the keychain for $12.99, both from Amazon.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

24. A city map rocks glass to give to the person who just moved to a new city or is just really into the one they're living in now.

glass with engraved city map of chicago
Uncommon Goods

There are also pint glasses for beer (and juice) drinkers.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $18 (available in 24 cities).

Economy, standard, and express (1–2 business days) shipping options are offered at Uncommon Goods.

25. An absolutely gorgeous pack of candles from Otherland in lots of velvety winter smells everyone will enjoy.

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The box is half the gift! I got the three-pack of their summer scents and the box was so pretty, I was forced to keep it forever. You can pick three candles from their holiday series or some from their core collection.

Get a custom gift box from Otherland for $36+ (available in sets of one or three).

Orders generally arrive in 2-5 business days. If you need an order expedited, email hello@otherland.com and they can probably help. Please note they only ship within the USA!

26. A challenging, circular puzzle you should only gift to people who are truly great-ient at jigsaw puzzles.

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It comes with 1,000 pieces. Tell them I said good luck!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

27. A gel manicure kit with everything they need to create amazing manicures right at home.

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The kit comes with a UV light, six nail polishes, base and top coat, and nine tools.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

Check listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

28. A box set of either Calvin and Hobbes or The Far Side. Studies have shown that either purchase increases happiness by 110%. Can't argue with that (totally made up) data.

Amazon

Get Calvin and Hobbes for $74.99+ (available in hard or soft cover) or the Far Side for $90+ (available in hard or soft cover) from Amazon.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

29. A pack of old-school NES cartridge coasters to encourage them to actually use a coaster, dangit!

nes game coasters
Amazon

Get eight from Amazon for $10.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

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

rectangular speaker that says marshall on it
Amazon

The speaker can play about 20 hours on a single charge. 

Promising review: "I can't believe how much sound comes out of this little speaker! I bought this for my husband for Christmas for his home office and I wasn't expecting it to be as great as it is. This sucker is loud and sounds really really good. Obviously, we haven't had it long so I can't say much about longevity yet, but the sound coming out of it is downright shocking, in the best way possible. I am very happy with this purchase." —Cattle Pillar

Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

Check listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

31. A box filled with Japanese snacks to please the person who has been really itching for new treats to try.

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Promising review: "It arrived earlier and seeing everything now it was worth the wait! They are very nice and I'm excited to try everything. :)" —Kayleen L

Get a box of 30 from Amazon for $17.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

32. A dishwasher-safe airtight cold-brew maker that'll allow them to keep a caché for morning juice ready to go in the fridge.

coffee maker with handle
Amazon

Promising review: "I received my first Takeya cold-brew maker as a gift for Christmas. I like it so much I bought another. It's easy to use and very easy to clean, plus it makes my morning coffee more palatable. It was well-packaged, has easy-to-follow instructions, and will get lots of use at my house. One of the best features is that it can be turned upside down with no leakage." —J. Lloyd

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four sizes).

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

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

cat themed monopoly with cat locations and cat-related charms
Amazon

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 $18.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

34. A Michael Scott quote print because they will miss 100% of the gifts you don't give them.

print of michael scott that says "'you miss 100% of the shot you don't take.'" —wayne gretsky —michael scott
Amazon

Get it from WallWorthyPrints on Amazon Handmade for $8.99.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

35. A bag of Dale Gribble's pocket sand to ensure your fellow King of the Hill binge-watcher always has an escape plan. Sh-sh-SHA!

drawstring bag that says Rusty Shackleford's Pocket Sand and has dale's face on it, placed next to two plastic bags of sand
ToxicTrinketsShop

Get it from ToxicTrinketsShop on Etsy for $10.

Ships in about a week. 

36. A miniature book charm featuring an iconic quote from the story. Your favorite bookworm can wear the pendant on a necklace, charm, or favorite bookmark.

VintageCharmedBooks

Some notable titles include The Little Mermaid, Little Women, and The Secret Garden.

Get it from VintageCharmedBooks on Etsy for $32.30 (available in many different titles).

Order by December 15 to ensure Christmas delivery.

37. A set of Himalayan salt glasses to make tequila and mezcal shots go down smooth thanks to the salt-infused finish. Licking salt off their hand is a thing of the past, thank goodness.

four pink shot glasses next to limes and tequila
Uncommon Goods

The salt is naturally antibacterial so they don't need to wash them. Just store in a dry, cool place.

Promising review: "We use these for special occasions and to taste new tequila brands. To clean, you simply rinse the salt cup under water. Super fun and easy to use! Will definitely give this as a gift to friends in the future." —JENINNM

Get a set of four from Uncommon Goods for $28 or something similar from Amazon for $19.75.

Economy, standard, and express (1–2 business days) shipping options are offered at Uncommon Goods.

38. A cool kit that lets them make slime they can legit draw on with chalk art markers. How cool is that???

KiwiCo

It comes with ingredients to make two types of slime: glow-in-the-dark and chalkboard.

Promising review: "The chalkboard and glow slime were super fun to make and play with. Loved how easy it was to make!" —Jacqueline

Get it from KiwiCo for $26.95.

Item will ship out within 2 business days from their warehouse in California.2-day shipping is available for an additional fee.

39. One Gotta Go — a simple and fun card game that pushes players to say buh-bye to one item out of four. Having to choose between gingerbread or sugar cookies? Tough call.

deck of cards with one card that says one gotta go a. good credit b. no taxes c. no student loans d. perfect body
One Gotta Go

One Gotta Go is a Black-owned business that seeks to give friends and families something to do besides sit next to each other on their phones.

Promising review: "Honestly I was not expecting this to be that wild of a game. I have been collecting different card games during this quarantine season and I got this on a whim when I saw an ad for it. Even when I got it in the mail, I was not that excited to play. I happened to have this deck of card in my bag when I went to my family's house this past weekend. Someone mentioned that they wanted to play a game, so I pulled this out fully expecting it to land flat. But as SOON as we started playing the arguments were on! Everyone making a case for why they picked what we picked, swaying others to agree with us, even diving into the possible societal repercussions of our selections, I LOVE THIS GAME. We ended up playing for a good three hours." —Amaka Ezeonyebuchi

Get it from One Gotta Go for $25.

The printing and packaging process takes 2-3 business days. It can take longer if we have a large queue of orders or during a rush like the holiday season. Shipping normally takes 2-3 business days depending on where you're located. Once shipped you will be provided with tracking info. 

40. Wine decanters that aerate as you pour, so your recipient can turn even the cheapest of wines into something extra drinkable.

wine poured through small aerator
Amazon

Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —Ash Bash

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.95.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

41. An adorable set of Tea Drops — loose leaf tea that's been pressed with raw sugar, and aromatic spices — for a cute and easy tea session.

wooden box filled with pressed tea shaped like stars, flowers, and hearts
Amazon

Sampler includes eight tea drops, two of each: Energizing Matcha Green Tea (caffeinated), Calming Rose Earl Grey (caffeinated), Refreshing Citrus Ginger (caffeine-free), and Cooling Sweet Peppermint (caffeine-free).

Promising review: "Tea Drops + an electric kettle makes for a super simple and mess-free way to prepare your tea. Especially in the mornings when you're getting yourself together or in a hurry. Taste is on point, doesn't need any sweeteners. Overall very smooth teas. You do get a few tea particles at the bottom of your cup, which I thought might be an issue, but it turned out not to be troublesome at all. I would definitely recommend it!" —Arpan

Get the pack of eight from Amazon for $16.99+ (also available in packs of 25). Make it a gift set with an electric kettle and really cute tea cup.

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

42. A Pokémon card with their actual pet on it! They even get their own moves like Ankle Bite or Supersonic Bark. This is a gift they will never trade (not even for a first edition Charizard).

dogs on pokemon cards
WildPetsCreations

Every aspect of the card is custom so you can pick the moves, the type, stats, card rarity, and more. This is already the coolest gift ever but you can also upgrade with a holographic design.

Get it from WildPetsCreations on Etsy: the custom illustration style for $99.90 or the photo style for $60.30+ (available in three sizes).

Ships in about a week, but due to the personalized nature of the gift, reach out to the creator if you're on a tight schedule. 

43. A Digimon X virtual pet monster that will let them raise and train their own digital monster and battle it against friends. It's a fun, slightly violent spin on the traditional Tamagotchi.

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Promising review: "Man, I love the heck out of this thing. I'm an adult, and I grew up with the original '90s Digimon v-pet. Two Digimon at once, 5+ sets of eggs to raise, colosseum mode, and the sleep and mute buttons 👍 For the price and all the features, this is everything that my nostalgic heart wanted. I got the glow-in-the-dark version, and I've never ever regretted it." —Franco

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

Available on Amazon Prime with free same-day shipping and two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

44. Book of the Month, an ultra-beloved service that mails a hardcover book right to their door each month. They get to pick one of the five featured books or skip until next month if they have enough reading material.

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This is truly the only subscription service I love! The books are so well curated, and I love being shown books I wouldn't have picked up otherwise. I'm not the only one in love. Here is what BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga has to say:

"I was gifted a year of Book of the Month for my birthday one year and to date it is one of the best things I've received. There are few things as satisfying as getting truly lost in the pages of a good book — and it'll provide for a great distraction for your mind if you've recently been stressed. Each month you'll be permitted to choose one of four books, all of which are different genres. Then the book you selected will be delivered to your door. Magic! Excuse me, I need to re-up my subscription."

Get a three month subscription from Book of the Month for $49.99.

45. 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
Amazon

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.

Check listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

46. A trio of colorful hot sauces in deliciously unique flavors like garlic peperoncini, beet and fresno, and sweet potato and habanero. They'll wonder how you ever survived a meal without a dash of sweet potato hot sauce.

three glass bottles of hot sauce in red, orange, and green
Hot N Saucy

Hot N Saucy is a Black woman-owned business based in NYC.

Get them from Hot N Saucy for $30.

All orders placed by Dec. 21 will arrive by Christmas. Generally, orders ship out the next day.

47. A sampling of tasty apéritif cocktails so they can try them all and pick a favorite. 

four small bottles of apéritif
Haus

With flavors like lemon lavender and grapefruit jalapeño I truly don't know how you'd only be able to choose just one. This set includes four 200mL bottles that make about two to three drinks each.

Get it from Haus for $50 (available with seven flavors to choose from).

Overnight and expedited 2-day shipping available for an additional cost.

48. A fin-teresting virtual class with Lesley, a shark expert with 21 years of experience in shark conservation, scientific research, campaigning, and education. Sharks are objectively cool, so this is objectively a cool gift for sea-lovers!

scuba diver with lemon sharks
Airbnb

You can have them join a video call or book a private group for all your favorite shark lovers. They'll get to meet sharks, listen to cool stories about global travel, and even get a free copy of Lesley's book, Sharks.

Get it from Airbnb Experience for $19/per person. 

49. Tiny hand soaps that look like tiny Lifesavers. Did I squeal and clap my hands like a deranged seal when I saw this adorable gift idea? None of your business.

tube of candy shaped soap
Bifties

The basic idea is that when they find themselves in a public restroom with no hand soap left, they have this cute, portable option on hand. 

Bifties is a great shopping destination that sells Black- and Afro Latinx-owned brands! You can even customize your own gift box with up to five of their items and a card or shop their pre-curated gift boxes.

Get it from Bifties for $5.

Expedited two-to-four-day shipping options are available at additional cost. Bifties ships Monday–Fridays.

50. A dumpster fire night-light — let your recipient bask in the glow of this not-so-subtle metaphor for the previous year.

glowing smiling dumpster with fire coming out of it
Hot Topic

Get it from Hot Topic for $35.90.

Expedited one-to-two-day shipping options are available at additional cost. Hot Topic does not process orders on the weekend, so order Monday–Thursday before 12 p.m. EST for overnight shipping.

51. A pocket mixer that works like a traditional mixer but on a much smaller scale, so your favorite amateur DJ can pump up the beats at a moment's notice.

the pocket mixer with cell phones connected to it
Uncommon Goods

Just plug this into the headphone jack of any mp3 player, laptop, or phone and bam! It's DJ time. 

Promising review: "Gave as a gift to my grandson, who is technology savvy. He also plays guitar and the clarinet (in his high school Honors Band!). This mixer will be loads of fun for him and his friends. He was able to use it without reading the instructions. Once he reads those he'll be a maestro. Thank you for a unique product." —Na Na

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $100.

Economy, standard, and express (1–2 business days) shipping options are offered at Uncommon Goods.

52. Piquant Post for anyone who has been leaning on their generic spice rack for TOO LONG. Tell them to put down the allspice and try some Tandoori BBQ or Madras Hot Curry!

an array of spices
Piquant Post

This monthly subscription box will provide you with freshly ground, small-batch spice blends *and* new recipes to try. Fun for all!

Get it from Piquant Post for $11.99/month (also available for $65.94 for six months and $119.88 for 12 months).

53. A classic board game hidden inside a book so they can store it neatly on their bookshelf until it's time to humiliate the competition in a ruthless game of Candy Land.

Amazon

Get them from Amazon: Candy Land for $39.99, Scrabble for $39.99, Scattergories for $35.68, Boggle for $39.94, or a trio collection of Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue for $109.99.

Check listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

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

Amazon

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 $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and two colors).

Check listing for accurate delivery date. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

55. Finders Seekers perfect for the sleuth in your life who loves puzzles and escape room challenges.

an example of one of the kits with various clues and maps
Finders Seekers

Each month, they'll have the opportunity to explore another city and culture through puzzles, deciphering codes, and escape room challenges. You won't even need to take one of those cheesy photos at the end like everyone was posting on Facebook for months.

Get it from Cratejoy for $25/month.

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