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    55 Last Minute Gifts For The Person You Forgot To Buy Something For

    For when you find out your cousin's on-again/off-again bf is coming to the family shindig.

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    1. A hardy cast-iron skillet even the worst cook will have some luck using. There's nothing to get someone excited to experiment like a new toy!


    This one is pre-seasoned and ready to use. Check out our explainer on how to take care of cast-iron skillets.

    Promising review: "I love this skillet! I've used it on the stove: gas and electric (on glass tops do not drag this skillet on it, it will scratch the glass) as well as over fire outdoors. I've owned it for eight months now and it still looks as new as it did eight months ago. Make sure to research how to clean your cast iron cookware and always heat them up to evaporate any surface moisture after cleaning before oiling. I've made many different foods in this, Utica Greens, bacon, eggs, steak, pizza...etc. All have come out perfect. Be aware this skillet is huge so make sure you have room to store it and it is also heavy...About 12 pounds I think, so my wife does have trouble moving it, I also need 2 hands to carry the sucker especially when its loaded with food! I would say I would buy this again, but I see this skillet lasting for ever!" —Tinkerman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.88+ (available in 10 sizes, varieties).

    2. And a BuzzFeed Tasty cookbook that'll show 'em how to make basically anything as a v good starting point.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+.

    3. A book on remarkable women throughout history as some inspo for the huge, wonderful, impactful things they're oh-so ready to do! And there's a matching notecard set too!


    Get the book from Amazon for $13.58.

    Also consider the similar Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You by the same author!

    4. A 20-pack of stylish hair clips can liven up the family fashionista's lewk rotation.


    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    5. A Drag Race mad libs book to hand to 'em and say "and don't fudge it up" bc you're at a FAMILY-FRIENDLY gathering ok. Seriously, this is going to provide hours of fun for everyone.


    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    6. On the flip side, a serial killers coloring book for anyone who won't shut up about true crime (me) and also perhaps once killed the mood of a lovely outing of drinks with friends by bringing up that Jim Jones sold pet spider monkeys door to door (also me).


    Get it from Amazon for $7.92 (also available in a woman serial killer version).

    7. Or Mindhunter, the tome the chilling Netflix series is based on in case their interests lie in the psychological. It'll be the perfect companion to bide their time 'til the next season.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.29.

    8. A minimalist tissue box cover so they can address their sniffles without messing up their interior aesthetic. I own this (yep, that's my nightstand in the pic) and I adore it.

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    And go one step further and provide a square tissue box inside.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    9. A blank comic book the budding artists in your fam can fill out and then swap to read., Amazon

    Promising review: "Our son has been into comic drawing lately and he would draw his own lines/boxes on paper he stapled together! I saw this book while Christmas shopping and thought it would be great for him. He loves it!" —Ebiel and Erica Camacho

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    10. A fill-in-the-blank book you can buy for the sibling who always ALWAYS forgets to buy a gift for mom. Because of course YOU'RE not that sibling.


    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in 14 styles).

    11. A hot sauce–making kit that'll please anyone who always asks for hot sauce when you're out eating at a restaurant, no matter the dish in front of them.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday present for dad. He was super excited when he opened it, and got to work right away. The entire house now stinks of spicy, and a second recipe is already underway. My dad doesn't care, but two of the pre-made sticker labels are for the sauce that can only be made once. I wish there were more, blank-er labels to write more info in. This kit is not all-inclusive, and you may have to buy more ingredients, but it is super fun and worth the buy." —JR

    Get it from Amazon for $47.82.

    12. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot because they've dedicated a whole Pinterest board to Instant Pot recipes (and sent you the link), so 'tis time you go ahead and get this thing. And perhaps even pull your siblings in on the gift.


    Uses include a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. Features 14 smart programs, like soup, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, sauté/simmer, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, keep warm, yogurt, manual, and pressure cook. Unconvinced? Read why one BuzzFeeder loves it.

    Promising review: "I love this machine. I got it as a Christmas gift to myself and it's the best money I've ever spent. I'm on an elimination diet for my autoimmune disease. It means that I have to cook all my food myself. I CANNOT eat out. That is a huge amount of time and prep and work. This little machine is a lifesaver. There's a bit of a learning curve figuring out how long things need to go, and how to adapt recipes from slow cookers and oven braising to work under pressure, but once you figure it out, it's such a huge time saver. Plus it does so many different things. Such a time saver, and so delicious." —CelesteEden

    Get it from Amazon for $59.92+ (available in 3-, 6-, or 8-quart sizes). Also be sure to pick up an Instant Pot cookbook.

    13. A wooden jump drive anyone who takes photographic inspo to the next level that'll save images to so they can leaf through.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    14. A trio of stylish cord organizers for the person who lives and breathes for organization... or the person who's the complete and total opposite. Ya' gotta start somewhere!


    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A 45-pack(!!!) of velvet scrunchies for the self-professed VSCO girl or the beauty fiend. They're on-trend rn AND won't dent hair as much as other hair ties.


    Get them from Amazon for $13.55.

    16. A deck of affirmation cards that'll be a lil' everyday boost for someone who just needs a mini pep talk.


    Get them from Amazon for $13.13.

    17. A double breakfast sandwich maker for some morning (or evening!) help because breakfast for dinner is wonderful and easy. This makes it even easier.


    Makes 1 to 2 sandwiches ready in 5 minutes. Has a timer with audible tone and removable parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I have one of these and I bought a second one for my mom for Christmas. I really hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoy mine!!! It’s so quick and easy. Dishwasher safe center! Easy to wipe down and clean. Saves so much money!!!! I used to be obsessed with McDonald’s McMuffins. Now I can make my own and make them a lot healthier. I love it!!! My mom hits up the drive thru almost every morning on the way to her dental office. Now she won’t have too. You’re welcome mom!!" —JLou

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    18. A five-pack of multitools as a handy wallet helper that, tbh, everyone will find incredibly useful on a variety of occasions.


    Fits in a standard wallet like a credit card. Has 11 functions, including can opener, bottle cap opener, 4-position wrench, 2-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, direction anxillary wrench, knife edge, saw blade, screwdriver, ruler, and keychain hole (for easy attachment onto your gear).

    Promising review: "These fit perfectly in your wallet or pocket and have gotten me out of a jam many times. There are 11 functions this card can perform and I have used 8 of them so far with positive results. Whether it's opening a box, tightening a screw, or opening a bottle or can, this is a nice tool to have around. I bought these as gifts for everyone in my family and they all love them. No matter what your daily routine is, there will be a time when one or more of the tools functions will come in handy. I keep one in my pocket and one in my car at all times. It is always good to be prepared. These make a great gifts and you can't beat the price." —Dana Bradley

    Get them from Amazon for $5.16.

    19. A 50-pack of The Office stickers for the person who can't stop, won't stop rewatching the series. We all know one! Several, probably.


    Get them from Amazon for $9.98.

    20. A 48-pack of fun washi tape so they can decorate their bullet journal, personalize some snail mail, and add some serious pizzazz to just about anything.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    21. A purrrfect tote for the group's resident cat person that you know next to nothing else about besides their feline love.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four styles).

    22. A five-pack of washable mesh shopping totes for a très chic solution to them always having to pay for a plastic bag. I own one and can vouch that these beauts ball up into very little space but have some Mary Poppins–like capabilities.


    Seriously though, I have a beige one and fill 'er up with heavy hardback library books during weekend errands and most anything else that needs to go in there.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.98.

    23. A foodie dog toy for the furry member of the fam who really gets riled up when it's gift-opening time.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in several styles that'll ship before Christmas).

    24. A Bob Ross bobblehead that'll bring a smile to their face, just like painting happy little trees. Oh, and he says 10 of his most iconic sayings!!


    Get it from Amazon for $6.85.

    25. Fancy (LOOKING) earrings to upgrade most outfits. Maybe even athleisure? Whatever. They're the ones who get to wear them and decide.


    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 18 styles).

    26. Organic tea drops that'll be both a novel and tasty gift for any tea fiend or someone who's flirting with becoming a tea fiend.


    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    27. A Disney coloring book for the kid who's Disney-obsessed and you just don't have the heart to text their parents and ask what they don't have. They likely don't have this.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    28. A drawing book for kids because you def know a kid who's creative and has very lofty taste in art supplies so you don't wanna make the mistake of buying the wrong kind. Well, this is a safe go-to.


    Promising review: "Very cool item. If you don't know what to buy for a gift for your friend, it's perfect choice :)" —Andriy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.13.

    29. An adorably existential read that just may bring your emo AF friend a glimmer of joy — not that they'd show it. (And maybe give them the original too!)


    Get it from Amazon for $8.87.

    30. Crescent moon earrings for the person who's just a *gem*.


    Get them from Amazon for $17.48 (available in three color combos).

    31. A vegan coconut lip scrub may just be the best thing they get because winter is rough on lips but that doesn't mean winter gusts should win.


    Promising review: "I love this. Yes, i have had dry lips and just scooped a little coconut oil and some sugar from my kitchen and scrubbed my lips, and yes that also works. However, this is an absolute luxury and the price is good. It smells/tastes wonderful and i found myself saying a number of 'ooohs' and 'aaaahs' as i used it the first time. I would buy it again and would also purchase as a gift because i think most people would enjoy using it." —Buddingtwigs

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    32. A doughnut pillow that'll ensure they'll have sweet dreams.


    Get it from Amazon for $39.89.

    33. A couple of aerating wine glasses to help make that two-buck Chuck taste like something they bought at that fancy wine store around the corner. They've gotta aspire to something.


    Promising review: "We weren’t sure if these were more of a cute gimmick or useful, but them! They do quickly aerate wine, both red and white, and are pretty. As some reviewers have mentioned, the stemless version is a little large in the hand, but we don’t find this to be a problem. They would make a fun, unique gift." —PS Forster

    Get them from Amazon for $50.

    34. And red wine stain remover that can work on soooo many other stains too. The perfect pairing for any wine gift!

    Promising review: "Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This Cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed." —PersianTess

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    35. An extra set of hands to help tidy up their shelves.


    Get them from Amazon for $19.95.

    36. An awkward family photo 2020 calendar because everyone needs a new calendar and this hilarity of this is universal.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.03.

    37. A minimalist ring that anyone who always gives you an earful about their precious angelic cats will absolutely adore.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors and sizes 5–9).

    38. A pretty bottle opener you can deliver with a bottle of budget wine that seemed to have a nice looking label when you stopped by the store en route to the shindig.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.36.

    39. Face coasters that'll turn any gathering into something full of even *more* LOLs.


    Get 40 from Amazon for $9.99.

    40. A deck of waterproof playing cards for the adventurous type who seems to finagle being outdoors more than indoors as far as you can gather from their Insta feed.


    Get them from Amazon for $5.07.

    41. A fresh farmer's almanac for clueing in the weather app obsessive as to how their spring flowers are going to fare in 2020.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    42. And an almanac-inspired gardening calendar packed with gardening secrets and colorful illustrations as inspiration for a flourishing plot.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    43. An outta-this-world bag that'll elevate their outfit to zero-gravity levels.


    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    44. A glorious patch the person who's already bragging about going "offline" the week between Christmas and New Year's will most definitely Instagram.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    45. A bottle opener as a holdover 'til they can afford champagne and a saber.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.20.

    46. A 12-pack of vibrant bath bombs for delivering some MAJOR fizz and ~relaxing~ drama.


    Get them from Amazon for $26.80.

    47. A five-year journal to cover yourself in case you forget next year and then the next and then the get my drift.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.55.

    48. A 13-pack of soothing sheet masks in gorgeous packing that'll surely impress. Who's ready for a group sheet mask pic?!


    Get them from Amazon for $12.

    49. A Goldie Blox dunk tank for the smartest kid you know.


    Construction toy and storybook set featuring the world's first girl engineer character, Goldie Blox! In this kit, she has to find a way to give her dog, Nacho, a bath. But Nacho hates water and loves being a dirty dog. After many tries, Goldie finally comes up with the perfect contraption: A dunk tank! Introduces the real-life STEM concept of hinges and levers. Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award. Perfect for ages 4+. Comes with 55 pieces, including 10-page storybook and 2 additional build ideas.

    Promising review: "This gift was a hit for my niece. She has played with it over and over again. She loved putting it together and knowing that she did it by herself. A terrific creative gift for the young lady in your life and it does not promote a 'fashion' doll mentality." —Carmen Bezzard

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95. And check out more STEM kits from Goldie Blox.

    50. A pretty scarf with an interesting pattern — it'll look equally neat while worn like a bandana or draped for display.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available a several patterns).

    51. A cake-scented squishy that'll be satisfyingly thicc for anyone with a sweet tooth who also loves cute stuff.


    This is on my coworker's desk and it's so cute IRL!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    52. A beard wash for the babe who recently grew out a big one and won't stop obviously stroking it in public like a well-groomed villain.


    Promising review: "I never knew how much I was missing out on by not shampooing my beard and now I'm in love. This shampoo is awesome, it smells fantastic, and leaves my beard much smoother and looking great. I've been using it for a few weeks now and my beard has gotten much fuller and holds a much nicer shape. Pair this with some oil and you will have a beard that commands respect!" —Christian Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.45.

    53. An adorable sloth to hang around with your bud who's ALWAYS DM-ing you sloth videos when you aren't around to grab drinks with them.


    Get it from Amazon for $17.08.

    54. An *enlightening* enamel pin for your friend who's into flair and SO ready for 2020.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    55. An octopus who'll stare down anyone who even thinks about nicking it from the office dish drain.


    FYI, an octopus-loving coworker just received this in a Secret Santa gift exchange and it was quite the hit!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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