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36 Gifts You Don't Have To Worry About Them Getting From Someone Else

"OMG! Where did you get that?" —everyone to them

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1. A coffee mug that shows Van Gogh (complete with his ear) when it's empty... but as you fill it with your favorite hot beverage it magically disappears. Basically, it's all ears until you use it — then it's all wrapped up.

Promising Review: "Love it, great gift for my dad who's an art buff. He totally dug it. Laughed hysterically when he found out that the ear disappears with hot beverages inside the mug. Amazing!" —Dude BremnerGet it from Amazon for $15.95.
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Promising Review: "Love it, great gift for my dad who's an art buff. He totally dug it. Laughed hysterically when he found out that the ear disappears with hot beverages inside the mug. Amazing!" —Dude Bremner

Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

2. A Bob Ross coloring book for when you want to add some color to all the happy little trees and happy little clouds.

Promising Review: "I was amazed when I found this coloring book! I grew up watching Bob Ross with my dad on public television and I knew I just had to have this. The coloring book is beautiful and you can make it however you’d like. (Remember, there are no mistakes, just happy accidents.) It’s also filled with his own quotes, which makes it perfect." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $12.71, Barnes & Noble for $15.26, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.
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Promising Review: "I was amazed when I found this coloring book! I grew up watching Bob Ross with my dad on public television and I knew I just had to have this. The coloring book is beautiful and you can make it however you’d like. (Remember, there are no mistakes, just happy accidents.) It’s also filled with his own quotes, which makes it perfect." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.71, Barnes & Noble for $15.26, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

3. An adorable and fluffy door stopper so there is no prob-llama keeping the door open.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $32.
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Get it from Uncommon Goods for $32.

4. A calming and moisturizing sheet mask you'll love so much you'll shout in glee, maybe it's so good it'll go down in history.

Get it from Target for $3.99.
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Get it from Target for $3.99.

5. A set of building block lunch containers that'll never get lost because you're never gonna wanna lego of them.

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Promising Review: "My five-year-old son LOVES these! They are perfect for his kindergarten lunches and actually fit in his lunchbox. They are the perfect stackable bento box for kids who like Legos. My son can actually open these too." —Renae O.

Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in two color sets). Find the fork and chopstick set for $19.99.

6. A silicone guitar ice tray and stirrers, because who says playing an ice cube doesn't make you a musician?

Promising Review: "Very COOL ice tray. I'm a musician so I was extra excited to purchase these. You can actually stir your drinks to cool them even faster. Or you can make awesome looking Popsicles with juice or other drinks. Also, freezing your favorite types of drinks in this tray and then using it to cool your drinks helps to prevent your drinks from diluting." —MoGet it from Amazon for $12.78.
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Promising Review: "Very COOL ice tray. I'm a musician so I was extra excited to purchase these. You can actually stir your drinks to cool them even faster. Or you can make awesome looking Popsicles with juice or other drinks. Also, freezing your favorite types of drinks in this tray and then using it to cool your drinks helps to prevent your drinks from diluting." —Mo

Get it from Amazon for $12.78.

7. A 10-piece set of super soft makeup brushes to help you achieve a flawless application on those days you decide you wanna be where the people are, wanna see, wanna see them dancing.

Promising Review: "I was worried this product would be cheaply made since, well, it was so cheap! However, the brushes are super soft and made really well! I bought them for my friend who is a cosmetologist and obsessed with all things mermaid. She LOVED these! The package also arrived two days after I ordered it, right on time!" —Amazon CustomerGet them from Amazon for $10.99.
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Promising Review: "I was worried this product would be cheaply made since, well, it was so cheap! However, the brushes are super soft and made really well! I bought them for my friend who is a cosmetologist and obsessed with all things mermaid. She LOVED these! The package also arrived two days after I ordered it, right on time!" —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

8. A box of nine white chocolate and sake Kit Kats, because why wouldn't you want to try an alcoholic and delicious sweet treat?

Promising Review: "I was in Japan when I first tried these and the ones I purchased here are the exact same product. If you like white sake Kit Kats, you have found the place to purchase them!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $20.99.
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Promising Review: "I was in Japan when I first tried these and the ones I purchased here are the exact same product. If you like white sake Kit Kats, you have found the place to purchase them!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

9. A Star Wars cookbook filled with delicious recipes including one for some very Chewy cookies.

Promising Review: "I bought this as one of several Christmas gifts for my boyfriend, who is a big Star Wars fan. He absolutely loved it. The recipes, while certainly not fine dining, are clever and adorably depicted. This is great for kids but also appreciated by any adult Star Wars fan in your life." —JRFGet it from Amazon for $14.79, $17.09, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.
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Promising Review: "I bought this as one of several Christmas gifts for my boyfriend, who is a big Star Wars fan. He absolutely loved it. The recipes, while certainly not fine dining, are clever and adorably depicted. This is great for kids but also appreciated by any adult Star Wars fan in your life." —JRF

Get it from Amazon for $14.79, $17.09, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

10. A Jonathan Adler porcelain lollipop holder so you finally have a place to store them.

Get it from Jonathan Adler for $98 or from Amazon for $98.
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Get it from Jonathan Adler for $98 or from Amazon for $98.

11. A glass beaker wine glass to use after a long day in the lab.

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Promising Review: "I have these as a gift to my friend who is a chemistry professor! She loved them and now all of her chemistry friends want their own set!" —Natalie Fontana

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

12. A comfy T-shirt to honor and memorialize all those planets we've lost. RIP Pluto, RIP.

Promising Review: "I love this shirt, it's soft, comfortable, and fits as expected. It's also held up well in the wash and is quality made. Never forget!" —ReneeGet it from Amazon for $8.09. Available in sizes S-XXL.
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Promising Review: "I love this shirt, it's soft, comfortable, and fits as expected. It's also held up well in the wash and is quality made. Never forget!" —Renee

Get it from Amazon for $8.09. Available in sizes S-XXL.

13. An adjustable silk eye mask that's just puuurrrrfect.

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Promising Review: "Super silky to the touch, blocks all light, adjustable, and the strap doesn't bother me at night!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.99. Available in two colors.

14. A rechargeable touch night light for when you wanna have a whale of a good time.

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Promising Review: "This is the best thing I have ever purchased! My youngest cannot sleep without the light on which runs up our electric bill. Since receiving this he won't put it down! He carries it everywhere and is sleeping without the lights on, just using this!" —Erika

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

15. An adorable croissant wristlet that's almost as great as the real thing!

Promising Review: "This bag is cute and nicely made. I love it. it holds my phone, keys, and lipstick. I am very happy with it!" —Maxie SteinGet it from Amazon for $37.28.
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Promising Review: "This bag is cute and nicely made. I love it. it holds my phone, keys, and lipstick. I am very happy with it!" —Maxie Stein

Get it from Amazon for $37.28.

16. A delightful candle designed to smell like the best parts of your home state — mine is Northern California and it smells like bold wines and the redwood forests and it makes me so damn happy!

Get one of BuzzFeed's Homesick Candles from Amazon for $29.95.PSST!...BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this!
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Get one of BuzzFeed's Homesick Candles from Amazon for $29.95.

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17. A pair of anatomically correct knee socks that I hope you find humerus.

Promising Review: "My daughter is into skeletons and with these, she can learn the names of her leg bones. They've worn well. They go all the way up to her knees and it's a conversation starter at medical appointments (especially helpful if she's nervous. It gives the provider a conversation starter)." —C. HeinzGet it from Amazon for $20.93.
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Promising Review: "My daughter is into skeletons and with these, she can learn the names of her leg bones. They've worn well. They go all the way up to her knees and it's a conversation starter at medical appointments (especially helpful if she's nervous. It gives the provider a conversation starter)." —C. Heinz

Get it from Amazon for $20.93.

18. A Golden Girls Monopoly game to give to that person who you want to say thank you for being a friend.

Promising Review: "Love this game and to play it Golden Girls style adds to the enjoyment! Love buying properties like Shady Pines and Blanche's bedroom. The TV show may be over but the fun goes on! If you're a fan of the Golden Girls, you'll love this game. Get it, you'll be glad you did!" —Rosemary WisemanGet it from Amazon for $35.44.
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Promising Review: "Love this game and to play it Golden Girls style adds to the enjoyment! Love buying properties like Shady Pines and Blanche's bedroom. The TV show may be over but the fun goes on! If you're a fan of the Golden Girls, you'll love this game. Get it, you'll be glad you did!" —Rosemary Wiseman

Get it from Amazon for $35.44.

19. A two-piece suit made entirely out of bubble wrap, because maybe you're not totally annoying yet.

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Promising Review: "Someone once told me I couldn't wrap my teenaged son in bubble wrap. Boy does this prove them wrong! Came in the day I registered his first car! Perfect timing!" —Corinda G

Get it from Amazon for $19.92.

20. A three-pound bag of cereal marshmallows so you don't have to pick them out of your Lucky Charms yourself.

Promising Review: "OMG! The kids went out of their mind for a huge, and I do mean HUGE, bag of these things." —Gordon MillerGet it from Amazon for $18.53. Also available in a one and a half pound bag for $12.99 and a one-pound bag for $10.99.
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Promising Review: "OMG! The kids went out of their mind for a huge, and I do mean HUGE, bag of these things." —Gordon Miller

Get it from Amazon for $18.53. Also available in a one and a half pound bag for $12.99 and a one-pound bag for $10.99.

21. A twirling and twinkling A-line skirt with over 250 tiny LED lights that'll let you sparkle even in the dark.

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Get it from ThinkGeek for $27.50. Available in sizes XS-5XL.

22. A cat butts coloring book because you like cat butts and you can not lie. It would also make a great gift for all your brothers because they can't deny, when a feline walks in with an itty bitty face and puts her round butthole in your face you get...in the mood to color.

Promising Review: "I love this book! So funny and the drawings are actually really great. If you are looking for a clever, charming, touching gift for any occasion, this is the best impulse for-no-reason buy ever!" —nooneGet it from Amazon for $5.99.
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Promising Review: "I love this book! So funny and the drawings are actually really great. If you are looking for a clever, charming, touching gift for any occasion, this is the best impulse for-no-reason buy ever!" —noone

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

23. A gentle baby rattle for all those weightlifting babies you hang out with at the gym.

Promising Review: "It was a big hit at the baby shower for parents who are crossfitters. Perfect gift! It is small but cute." —KarouKarouGet it from Amazon $11.65.
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Promising Review: "It was a big hit at the baby shower for parents who are crossfitters. Perfect gift! It is small but cute." —KarouKarou

Get it from Amazon $11.65.

24. An umbrella that'll change colors when it gets wet, helping you add a little color to those dreary days when you have to use it.

Promising Review: "Want to look forward to rainy days? Get this umbrella! It works just like it says and it's so fun! Be prepared with a water bottle when you want to show your friends how it works and there is no rain in the forecast!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $26.25.
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Promising Review: "Want to look forward to rainy days? Get this umbrella! It works just like it says and it's so fun! Be prepared with a water bottle when you want to show your friends how it works and there is no rain in the forecast!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $26.25.

25. A set of bamboo kitchen utensils so you can make music in the kitchen — instead of your usual mess.

Promising Review: "Really fun gift and great quality! My guitar playing friend loved them!" —SoxladyGet it from Amazon for $20.99.
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Promising Review: "Really fun gift and great quality! My guitar playing friend loved them!" —Soxlady

Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

26. A glass Stormtrooper decanter, because maybe after a day of missing every target you shoot at, you just need a good drink.

Get it from Firebox for $32.89.
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Get it from Firebox for $32.89.

27. A cassette tape handbag with removable strap so you can confuse all your young AF nieces and nephews.

Promising Review: "I just opened it and I have fallen in love with this bag. It is bigger than I expected and absolutely beautiful." —Paola B. Get it from Amazon for $27.99. Available in three colors.
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Promising Review: "I just opened it and I have fallen in love with this bag. It is bigger than I expected and absolutely beautiful." —Paola B.

Get it from Amazon for $27.99. Available in three colors.

28. A Jeff Goldblum shower curtain that's just fuckin amazing!

Promising Review: "This is hands down the best shower curtain I have ever owned. I've hung it just above our bed, so that Jeff may protect us with his loving gaze as we slumber." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $18.68.
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Promising Review: "This is hands down the best shower curtain I have ever owned. I've hung it just above our bed, so that Jeff may protect us with his loving gaze as we slumber." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.68.

29. A light-up pillow you can snuggle up with all night long — and not because you're afraid of the dark, just 'cause it's pretty.

Promising Review: "My niece loved it. Super soft pillow and fun lights!" —SarchickieGet it from Amazon for $14.99.
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Promising Review: "My niece loved it. Super soft pillow and fun lights!" —Sarchickie

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

30. A set of glass photo frame coasters that can be personalized with your favorite pictures. What better way to pay tribute to your family than by setting a cold drink on their face every day?

Promising Review: "Very nice! I filled it with precious photos for a dear friend, and she loved it so much she cried. Makes a wonderful heirloom gift of unforgettable pictures. An inexpensive, priceless gift." —DWGet it from Amazon for $14.99.
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Promising Review: "Very nice! I filled it with precious photos for a dear friend, and she loved it so much she cried. Makes a wonderful heirloom gift of unforgettable pictures. An inexpensive, priceless gift." —DW

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

31. A bagel-making kit with everything you need to make a dozen everything bagels and homemade cream cheese.

Make your very own New York City-style bagels and cream cheese from scratch! Just add eggs, cream, and milk — everything else you'll need is included to help you make yummy AF bagels. Get it from Cost Plus World Market for $17.50 (originally $25).
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Make your very own New York City-style bagels and cream cheese from scratch! Just add eggs, cream, and milk — everything else you'll need is included to help you make yummy AF bagels.

Get it from Cost Plus World Market for $17.50 (originally $25).

32. A comfy T-shirt to show the world that anything is possible.

Promising Review: "We bought three of these shirts (one for each employee in the automotive shop I work in) and we now have stripper sloth Fridays. It's like casual Friday but better. Highly recommend." —April HallGet it from Amazon for $12.99+. Available in sizes S-3XL and in 34 styles.
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Promising Review: "We bought three of these shirts (one for each employee in the automotive shop I work in) and we now have stripper sloth Fridays. It's like casual Friday but better. Highly recommend." —April Hall

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+. Available in sizes S-3XL and in 34 styles.

33. A wonderful book filled with all the guidance you need in life and on the dance floor.

Promising Review: "He may have holes in his feet but he does NOT have any holes in his game! Watch Jesus turn water and wine into a Yahweh part-ay. I recommend everyone to read this book and urge the church to amend the bible and add this gospel of funk. If you want to see miracles, then you need to see how Jesus turns Jew lepers into two-steppers." —RonGet it from Amazon for $10.39, Barnes & Noble for $11.66, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.
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Promising Review: "He may have holes in his feet but he does NOT have any holes in his game! Watch Jesus turn water and wine into a Yahweh part-ay. I recommend everyone to read this book and urge the church to amend the bible and add this gospel of funk. If you want to see miracles, then you need to see how Jesus turns Jew lepers into two-steppers." —Ron

Get it from Amazon for $10.39, Barnes & Noble for $11.66, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

34. A cotton oven mitt that gives you a deep look into exactly what you're trying to protect.

Get it from Amazon for $11.65 or from Walmart for $11.64.
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Get it from Amazon for $11.65 or from Walmart for $11.64.

35. A comfy dad hat for all you Helga Patakis out there.

Get it from BoxLunch for $18.90.
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Get it from BoxLunch for $18.90.

36. And a set of Star Wars nesting dolls that'll look great on the dash of your Millenium Falcon.

Get it from Amazon for $34.54.
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Get it from Amazon for $34.54.

No one will ever expect these gifts!

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