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    33 Gifts For Anyone Trying To Live In The Future, Today

    Welcome them into the year 3000 with these high-tech treasures.

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    What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

    Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

    1. A magnetic balance light so all their other lamps know what futuristic standards to strive for.

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    This lamp is powered with a USB cable.

    Promising review: "Love this lamp and it looks soooo cool. Have it on my desk. It doesn’t use too much space and it works great." —Danny

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $55.96+ (available in three colors).

    2. A high-tech trash can with voice and motion control that'll make them feel like they're living in the year 3000.

    amazon.com, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Simplehuman also makes custom-fit liners for each of their trash cans, which fit perfectly in the can's back compartment and conveniently dispenses from inside the can.

    Promising review: "It looks sharp and is so convenient. I love how well the trash bags fit, how the lid keeps the bag hidden, and that the bin stores the spare bags in a handy little compartment. The step lid seems sturdy, closes quietly, and keeps odors contained. The snug bag fit also ensures trash fills the bag well, instead of awkwardly. The 45-liter size is perfect for our two-person home and holds more than I thought it would. We're no longer overfilling our bin and changing the bag is an absolutely breeze since you don't have to totally remove the larger lid — you just flip it up. I'm so happy with this trash can." —Sally Bidwell

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A bestselling Fire TV Stick to make any TV a heck of a lot smarter. This latest iteration boasts the same expansive TV and movie library with faster speeds for seamless HD streaming. No more endless load screens.

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    Promising review: "Love this! It's nice to only have one remote again! Works perfectly with the TV, and it has my favorite apps as shortcut buttons. Setup was quick, easy, and straightforward." —PigMamma

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    4. A chic Mirror home gym if the pandemic taught them that they actually kinda love working out at home. This low-profile device combines all the benefits of in-gym classes and trainers with at-home convenience.

    @getthemirror / Via instagram.com, Mirror

    This futuristic mirror requires a $39/month membership to access unlimited live and on-demand fitness classes for up to six users. Their membership will start when the mirror is delivered! Then they're ready to enjoy all of the Mirror's coolest features like real-time heart rate monitoring through an Apple Watch connection, working out to customized playlists, and getting real-time feedback from certified trainers!

    Promising review: "Almost 1.5 years in — we got it and use it! I thought the cool factor would wear off and I’d want to go back to an in-person gym when they reopened. Nope! My husband and I use the Mirror together several times a week. Sometimes our kids join, too. We love the new updates that make it easier to find our favorite classes. The only thing I miss about my in-person gym is the penalty for no-showing a class 😂. We do almost the whole variety offered on the Mirror — buddy workouts are so fun, the yoga, toning, boxing, dancing, etc. I love that the Mirror looks beautiful on our wall when not in use. I highly recommend it." —Shea

    Shipping Info: Schedule delivery within four days of ordering. Orders typically take between 7–14 days.

    Get it from Mirror for $995+ (get $500 dollars off with the code HOLIDAY21).

    5. A Wi-Fi-connected Roomba vacuum for keeping their floors dirt and pet hair free with a host of upgraded features like recharge and resume, and smart mapping, which means your robot will clean in neat, methodical rows. It's like hiring a cleaning person they'll have access to 24/7.

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    Plus it's compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home so they can get cleaning with voice commands.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this Roomba! With two dogs, and a combination of hardwood floors and area rugs, I wasn’t sure this machine would be able to handle the large amounts of fur or the rough terrain of my house. Imagine my surprise when I turned it on and set it free for the first time! I am still amazed at how it navigates around the chairs and under the dining room table. I don’t really need to use the Bluetooth connection, so I can’t really speak about how that works. I simply turn it on every other day, it spends about 45 minutes and then finds its way home to the port with a full bin. Who knew we could accumulate so much fur and dust in two days’ time?! I just love having that just vacuumed look every day! I can’t say enough good things about it. I know this sounds strange, but I have generally been in a better mood since the first day I used it." —Susan Quilopras

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $349.

    6. A UV smartphone sanitizer because their beloved phone is also a breeding ground for germs. With this around, they'll always be just 10 minutes away from a squeaky-clean cell.

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    The case has built-in acoustic amplifiers so they can keep listening to music or use their phone's alarm while the sanitizer works on zapping germs.

    Promising review: "Honestly, I was skeptical at first, but I have a Bio degree so I get excited about things like this and had to check it out. It definitely passed the test! I highly recommend watching the test video on the PhoneSoap website — I loved seeing the lab results (completely clean petri dish compared to a filthy control) — and the science speaks for itself. Very nifty product — works great and easy to use." —Riley Manwaring

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $68.39+ (available in six colors).

    7. A small but mighty Echo Dot so they can blast their favorite playlist, check the weather, and just generally feel like they have a personal assistant — all via voice command.

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    Use the Echo Dot to play music, ask questions, set alarms, call a friend, order an Uber or Lyft, and so much more. Plus, it's the perfect hub to connect all their other smartdevices, so they can use voice command to control their entire home!

    Promising review: "Much smaller than expected but the sound is phenomenal. I have almost every single version of the Echo and Echo Dot in my house for an easy-to-use Spotify music setup to surround my upstairs with music, but this little orb is the best sounding of the lot. Highly recommended and a great improvement over the previous generation. I hope that Amazon keeps this style for a while." —Minifig

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    8. A cordless purse light that'll put an end to any endless rummaging. Sensors detect when their hand is close and will light up in response. Don't worry, it automatically shuts off, too!

    The Grommet

    It includes two AAA batteries so it's ready for use right away!

    Promising review: "I purchased this for a friend as a gift. It is perfect for the very large purse she uses to help her find her keys, phone, etc.! And the fact that it turns itself off after a short time is also great!!" —Susan

    Shipping Info: Order before December 13 for ground shipping, December 19 for express two-to-three-day shipping, or by December 21 for overnight shipping for delivery before December 24.

    Get it from The Grommet for $29.95.

    9. An easy-to-install Tushy bidet attachment to keep their tushy clean. A true revo-loo-tion for bathroom-goers everywhere.

    Tushy

    Tushy is a small biz founded in 2015 with the goal of promoting booty bliss and reducing wastefulness. Their line of easy-to-install bidets make is easy to go toilet-paperless and reduce overall water waste. Plus, a portion of Tushy profits go toward building community toilets in impoverished Indian communities.

    It comes with everything they need to install their bidet in under 10 minutes! And there's a 60-day money-back guarantee, so if they find the bidet life isn't for them, you can get a refund and buy them something else.

    Promising review: "This was our second Tushy! Our first was installed in our master bath. We just remodeled a guest bathroom and could not call it 'finished' without a Tushy in it. Once you get Tushy clean, nothing else will do!" —Teresa S.

    Shipping Info: Most shipping takes two to five days after processing.

    Get it from Tushy for $99 (originally $129; available in 10 colors).

    10. An app-controlled self-warming mug if they're making constant trips to the microwave to reheat their coffee.

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    This mug is controlled with the Ember app where they can preset the exact temperature (between 120 and 145 degrees Fahrenheit) they prefer their coffee, tea, etc. One charge lasts roughly 1.5 hours, and it's totally safe to hand-wash!

    Promising review: "Best thing since sliced bread! I hate when my coffee gets cold. I was originally looking for one of those warming coasters, but then I saw the Ember mugs...there was no turning back. I can take my coffee with me into my boss's office and it still stays hot?? Yes please. I used that app and have adjusted my temp down to 127 degrees. It stays at that temperature the entire time. I’ve not had an issue with battery life either, doesn’t take me more than an hour to polish off a cup of coffee. I HIGHLY recommend." —Mathews

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95 (also available in white).

    11. A mini bag sealer for a stocking stuffer that'll help them pretend they never even opened that bag of potato chips (ignoring the fact that half of them are gone). This double-sided device cuts and reseals sandwich and snack bags so food stays fresh for longer.

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    My genius mother got me one of these as a stocking stuffer for Christmas and it really was the gadget I didn't know I needed. I've since had fewer disappointing moments of finding chips in the pantry only to have them be stale. Plus, it's kinda delightful watching the bags reseal like magic with just an itty bit of heat.

    Promising review: "This product is great at keeping food fresh! Make sure to press for a few seconds to preheat before using on a bag. The cutter is more challenging to use but I find just opening the bag like normal and then resealing is plenty easy. Great value for the money. I didn’t realize the listing included two. So now we keep one in the kitchen and one in the living room. :)" —Kayla Smith

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three colors).

    12. A rechargeable LED dog collar because it's starting to get darker earlier and earlier, and finding their black dog in the dark is, in a word, challenging.

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    Promising review: "Now that the evenings are getting darker...and so are the mornings...this collar is exactly what we needed for our two puppies. We got one in green and the other in blue and both are BRIGHT. It gives us peace of mind because no matter what they are up to, we can see them. I will also add in that it has added a wonderful entertainment value to our evenings because it is like attending a rave in our backyard. We get to watch two glow sticks run and wrestle; it has been pretty fun. Beyond that, it gives us peace of mind that they will be seen by others so there is a built in safety measure. We also got the leashes but haven't used them yet. I am sure after daylight savings ends, we will need them for walks. I highly recommend these collars (and leashes!)." —TReader

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes XXS–XL and six colors).

    13. Some smart–light bulbs with 16 MILLION color options so they can control any light in their home with their phone or voice, courtesy of Amazon Alexa or Google Home Assistant.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    I have these installed in the two lamps in our living room. They took a little finagling to get set up, but it was well worth it! Originally, it was just so we could utilize the voice command with our Google Home Assistant (we lazy), but having the different color options has been more fun than I could've imagined! When playing a video game or watching a movie it's just nice to set the color to match the mood — plus dimming the lights and cozying up with a book feels very luxurious!

    No need for a specific hub to set these up (they can control these lights with the free PlusMinus phone app), but they are compatible with Alexa Echo, Echo Dot, and Google Home Assistant.

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. A rechargeable electric lighter that's windproof, splash-proof, portable, and just overall very nice to look at. Their candle game just got an upgrade!

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that's a super minor annoyance. It's a super-intuitive device. Plug the lighter in with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don't know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it's awesome!" —Jee W

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A reusable smartnotebook to digitize every pen stroke with the Rocketbook app. Finally, the ease and satisfaction of handwritten notes, combined with the organization and convenience of digital notes. My future vision says they're going to love that!

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    This set includes the notebook, a Pilot Frixion pen, and a microfiber cloth to wipe it all away. Then, they can beam notes to a medley of popular note-sharing and cloud services with the Rocketbook app, which is available for both iOS and Android.

    Promising review: "Love my Rocketbook Fusion! I thought this looked cool and so I ordered one. Then I joined a group on social media that is for owners of Rocketbooks and my brain has been blown. There is soooooo much one can do with these notebooks! I am loving having it to take notes while I’m on a Zoom call for work. I am more engaged and I process more when I’m taking notes in writing. I’ve always had stacks of notebooks. Small ones for different projects at work. Another for personal thoughts. Another for a nonprofit I’m on the board of. Of course a planner or two for good measure. Now I have one. One thin notebook. And several fun pens... Now I can meal plan, project track, journal, and take notes all in one place! Rocketbook also puts out some great videos with ideas on how to personalize the pages for your individual needs. Possibilities are endless!" —Nikola Sievert

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes and in nine colors).

    16. A pet camera and treat dispenser combo if they're always wondering what their furry friend is up to. With this, they can check in on their pet from anywhere. There's even two-way audio for some paw-some cat or canine conversations!

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    With the app, they can get notifications about their pet's activity. Reviewers note that finding treats that fit the dispenser properly can be a challenge (the Furbo does come with some) — so be ready to experiment!

    Promising review: "I bought this Furbo dog camera to have a quality camera to watch our 6-month-old puppy who is just starting to be left outside of her playpen when home alone. It was easy to set up (just took a while for Bluetooth to connect), but very straightforward setup, and the quality of the camera is HD, which I wasn't expecting. The camera range covers our living room entirely, and the feed is absolutely live. The dog treat mechanic works reliably with small treats, and our pup loves it! We are beyond satisfied with the purchase, and won't be needing any other doggy cams in the future, this is interactive and fun, a dog lover's dream! Now I can have peace of mind and check in on our cutie when we are at work. We definitely recommend this product." —Melissa Rivas

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon $164.50.

    17. A Wi-Fi-connected oil diffuser and humidifier for bringing their wellness routine into the 21st century. Set schedules, adjust vapor pressure, and change light color — all with their phone or voice!

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    This diffuser is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The large 400-milliliter water tank allows for up to 12 hours of continuous mist

    Promising review: "I bought this for my bedroom. It is very easy to use and set up. All I had to do was download the app, link it to my phone, put water in the reservoir, add my essential oil, put the top on, and turn it on. It has two settings for the flow of the mist: weak and strong. This feature and the light on the unit can be controlled from the app. For the light, you can use the color wheel to pick one color or have it rotate through all the colors. This is probably the best oil diffuser I bought because it works really well and the Wi-Fi feature is a major plus." —andrew

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    18. A rechargeable hand warmer that doubles as a power bank for charging devices on the go. It's perfect for live sports fans or just anyone who works in an office that loves to always blast the AC.

    The Grommet

    This hand warmer heats up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius) with six heat settings for just the right amount of warmth. The battery lasts for roughly nine hours when fully charged.

    Promising review: "I bought one just to test out because my father always has cold fingers. He's 88 so I needed to know if it was something easy to operate...IT IS! I tried it out and it is SO WONDERFUL!! I'm keeping this one and buying more for Christmas gifts!" —Sandy

    Shipping Info: Order before December 13 for ground shipping, December 19 for express two-to-three-day shipping, or by December 21 for overnight shipping for delivery before December 24.

    Get it from The Grommet for $44.95+ (available in two styles and in four colors).

    19. A makeup brush cleaner to essentially automate one of life's most annoying (yet necessary) tasks.

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    This set comes with the brush spinner, charging station, eight rubber collars, a glass bowl, a bowl splash guard ring, a manual, and a 140 milliliter bottle of the makeup-cleaning solution.

    It's just three easy steps to cleaner brushes: 1) dunk your brush in water and cleaning solution, 2) spin to rinse, 3) spin to dry. The base is rechargeable so your spinner will always be charged and ready to go.

    Promising review: "Works AMAZINGLY well! Had all my brushes clean and looking brand new in the time it normally would have taken to hand-wash one brush. If you hate cleaning your brushes, then you need this product. So easy and fun! I only wish I would have bought this sooner!" —Tellie82

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $23.74+ (also available in pink).

    20. A pack of Wi-Fi-connected outlets so you can make virtually any electronic device in their home "smart" and control lights, the humidifier, and even the curling iron you know they forgot to unplug, all via a phone or voice control.

    a reviewer photo of the smart outlet plugged into a wall outlet with a cord plugged in
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    No specific hub is needed to use these outlets (just a smartphone), but they are compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant! To set up, simply plug the mini outlet into an electrical outlet, connect a device to the plug via the app, and wirelessly control the device using a tablet or phone — they just need a Wi-Fi connection!

    Promising review: "This is the easiest smartplug ever! You just plug it in and open the Alexa app. That’s it! It’s ready to use! Unlike other smartplugs that are sitting in my drawer because it was impossible to connect them to my Wi-Fi, and forget help from customer service, it worked immediately. Simple and worth the purchase. One more thing Alexa can now do for me." —Alex C 

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $29.99

    21. A wooden wireless phone charger that combines old-tradition craft with new-age tech to instantly upgrade any bedside table or desk. No more unsightly cords to fuss with!

    Oakywood / Etsy

    Oakywood is a Poland-based Etsy shop creating stylish, wooden tech accessories to dress up all your gadgets and create a gorgeous workspace.

    Promising review: "Wow. Incredibly fast delivery from within the US! I got it in two days! Incredible packaging, beautiful presentation, and it works perfectly. You can tell it is quality! Heavy, solid, nothing cheap about it. Will be buying more." —KM Rohani

    Shipping Info: Processing takes one to two days. Most deliveries arrive to US and Canada addresses within two to four days.

    Get it from Oakywood on Etsy for $75.65+ (available in two styles).

    22. A motion-sensor toilet light to make their potty feel like a piece of modern art, and end the searing pain of turning on the bathroom lights when they need to pee at two in the morning.

    A toilet with a blue illuminated bowl and 16 thumbnail images of the toilet illuminated in different colors
    Amazon

    This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

    Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet night light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Wandergurrlee

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    23. A portable karaoke microphone if they're always down for an impromptu singalong. This will connect to any mobile karaoke app of their choice, transforming their home into a crowd-free stage for belting their favorite tunes.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "We use this linked to the karaoke apps. It is great for those who love to sing and for family karaoke nights. The songs come through clearly with the mic and the kids love the echo. The one little bad is the heaviness. Kinda heavy for the kids, but otherwise it is great." —Pinkvol

    Shipping Info: Economy, standard, expedited, and express (one to two business days) shipping options are offered.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $50 (available in black and gold).

    24. A palm-sized video projector for bringing big screen viewing with them virtually anywhere. Impromptu movie night, anyone?

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    This tiny projector comes with HDMI and Micro USB cables to connect to a camera, laptop, etc. and can connect to your phone wirelessly via Airplay and Miracast. It has built-in speakers and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2.55 hours.

    Multiple reviewers also use this projector for cookie decorating with great results!

    Promising review: "As you can see, this little lightweight projector fits in the palm of my hand, making it super simple to take with you anywhere — in your purse, backpack, briefcase, or anything. It is great for home or office use. Ours is the highlight of our camping trips. Throw a sheet up and instant movie time. Has built-in speaker and can produce images to 150". Never a boring or dull moment with this item. Simple plug and play, and the picture quality is amazing." —AuDeL

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    25. An illuminated mirror compact with sun-like light because they know color-correct makeup application is essential even on the go. Easy to toss in a purse, it also comes with a case that protects the mirror and automatically turns its light on and off.

    Simplehuman

    Promising review: "Such a clever design!! This mirror slips right onto your finger — leaving one perfectly able to hold the mascara AND the mirror in one hand while the other is using the wand. Love that it comes on as soon as you lift it out of the pouch. I bought this for an upcoming European trip but find myself using it all the time. Very good product at a very good price." —Elaine

    Shipping Info: Most domestic orders ship within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) and arrive within one to three business days. Expedited orders ship and arrive within one to two business days.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.98+ (available in three colors) or from Simplehuman for $80 (available in two magnification strengths and in four colors).

    26. A Wi-Fi-connected digital picture frame so they can show off an unlimited number of photos without the hassle of getting them printed (or overwhelming their already crowded walls).

    The frame with a white and black frame around the digital screen with a picture of the reviewer and their father at a tennis match
    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    There's no risk with this purchase! If they don't love your frame, Skylight will offer a full refund. My coworker Abby Kass loves hers! In her own words:

    "I actually got this frame for my dad a few years ago for Christmas. He LOVES taking pictures (like used to keep albums and albums before photos were digital), so I thought this would be great for him. It was super easy to set up and connects to Wi-Fi. It then comes with an email address where you can send the photos you want it to rotate through. My parents keep it running all the time. It's a nice way to actually see all the photos you have without them taking up all the walls in your home."

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

    Get it from Amazon for $159.

    27. A levitating planter that's almost as magical as the feeling of successfully keeping a plant alive.

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    Promising review: "Awesome little thing. Guests are immediately interested in it. If they are intoxicated, they are afraid that sorcery may be involved. I'm not sure how to convince them otherwise." —Nick Ebeling

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $55+ (available in two finishes).

    28. A five-port USB car charging port to put an end to fights over who gets to charge their phone first on long car rides. Plus, this dual-sided charger extends all the way to the backseat, which will make for happy passengers.

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    RapidX is a startup creating products that make living in our increasingly tech-driven world a little easier, ranging from high-speed USB and wireless chargers to classy phone wallets and dash mounts.

    This car charging port fits in standard 12-V–24-V vehicle outlets and cigarette lighters. It comes with a long 5-foot cable that can reach the back seat!

    Promising review: "Fast! Charges five phones at once!!! Two USB ports are at the end where it plugs into the power source and three on the extension which reaches the back seat. A longer Lightning cable takes it to the rear of the van without reducing the time to charge." —LSTeacher

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $21.36+ (available in seven colors).

    29. An LED column lamp inspired by The Matrix if their bedside table or desk could use a mind-bending dose of futuristic fun (no red pill required).

    FavnCrafts / Etsy

    FavnCrafts is a Lithuania-based Etsy shop creating handmade wooden sculptures, lamps, and other unique decor.

    Promising review: "The box arrived looking pretty rough, but inside was so well packaged there wasn’t any damage to the contents. The lamp looks absolutely amazing, the light is very bright and the colors come through clearly. Very exciting find!" —gysha

    Shipping Info: Processing takes one to two days. FedEx priority shipping is available at an additional cost.

    Get it from FavnCrafts on Etsy for $36.80 (available in five colors).

    30. The Oculus Quest 2 — an all-in-one gaming experience that'll bring immersive virtual reality to their at-home reality.

    Oculus

    The Oculus Quest 2 comes with everything they might need to get their virtual reality journey started! But they do have the option to link it to their PC for an upgraded experience.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the Quest 2. Everyone in the family uses it at least once a day. It keeps us active and the games are really fun. I have wanted a VR set for the longest time but they were always too expensive. This set is affordable and works for all our needs." —Patricia

    Shipping Info: Shipping time is determined by location.

    Get it from Oculus for $299+ (available in two memory sizes).

    31. An electric wine opener so you can crack open a bottle with just the click of a button. It looks very sleek sitting in the charging dock on a countertop or bar cart and includes a foil cutter for a clean slice every time.

    a reviewer photo of the electric wine opener on the illuminated charging dock
    amazon.com

    I received this as a birthday gift and, though it is one of the most unnecessary things that I own, I LOVE it. It looks very cool and expensive in person. I can almost guarantee anyone who partakes in wine, even occasionally, will love this!

    Promising review: "Luxurious look. This product is has a fancy design and is super quiet! It's easy to use and within seconds you will have wine ready to pour. Hassle free and a neat way to open bottles of wine. It lights up blue, easy to recharge, and most definitely a good product to give as a gift." —Babi Gendut

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here). 

    Get it from Amazon for $21.19.

    32. A potentially lifesaving charm bracelet with a hidden button that, when pushed two times, immediately sends an SOS text and their location to five predetermined contacts. Gift them (and yourself) some peace of mind!

    Amazon

    InvisaWear is a female cofounded small biz dedicated to helping people stay safe with stylish and discreet SOS alert systems (think keychains, necklaces — even athletic bands) that are backed by ADT Security!

    There are no monthly subscription fees for this service! All they need to do is download the free app on their phone and customize their contacts and settings.

    Promising review: "My sister bought this for all of her nieces and this helped with a horrible car accident my daughter had on a highway in Massachusetts. After her crash, she had rolled out of her car onto the pavement (with a broken leg). All the people who stopped were unable to call 911 (dead zone). My daughter was able to tap this charm 2x and send alert messages and location to five family members and alert 911." —amval

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (also available in gold).

    33. A pair of long-distance touch lamps to *brighten* their day even when you're miles apart. Just touch your lamp and your loved one's lamp will change color in response!

    Uncommon Goods

    All that's needed for these lamps to work is a Wi-Fi connection!

    Promising review: "This was a great Valentine's gift and makes us feel so connected even though we live in different states. There is nothing more exciting than seeing it light up and or watching the colors change! As long as you follow the steps and use your computer the setup was super easy and quick!! It's a little pricey, but definitely worth the smiles and feeling connected to someone far away. So happy it was purchased!" —KS

    Shipping Info: Economy, standard, expedited, and express (one to two business days) shipping options are offered.

    Get a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $170.

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