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75 Crowd-Favorite Gifts You Can Still Get To Make Holiday Shopping Less Miserable

Skip the stress — this list of of surefire gifts like breakfast sandwich makers, color-changing blushes, and party games extremely has your back.

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1. A pair of wireless sleep headphones that will play white noise or the music of their choice in a comfy headband, so they don't have to risk their ears getting sore while they snooze.

A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears

2. A customized long-distance mug for anyone who's far away but close to your heart ❤️.

A white mug with two states in different colors with hearts on them and a line connecting the hearts

3. "We're Not Really Strangers," a revolutionary new card game to help you open up to your friends, family, or significant others and form stronger bonds with them. It involves three levels of cards with questions you use to get to know each other, with each level a little deeper than the last, plus "wild cards" and "dig deeper" cards to really break the surface. There are also two modes — "play safe" and "play to grow" — depending on how deep you want to dig with certain people or groups. 

A reviewer holding a red box that says
models holding white and red cards with written prompts

Check out a TikTok of "We're Not Really Strangers" in action. 

We're Not Really Strangers is a US-based small business specializing in purpose-driven, relationship building card games to help foster human connection. You can check out the family edition, the couples edition, and the friendship edition for more specific options! 

Promising review: "If you want a stronger bond with someone please play this game with them. You will get to know them on another level. I love how there’s levels to how deep you want to get with one another. Mostly every question is really interesting and can bring out one hell of a conversation, laughter, or even tears." —Khoa Tran

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.82 (and check out all the other editions of the game on their Amazon storefront). 

4. A Geekey multitool for the person in your life who thrives on being overly-prepared — this gives them over a dozen *more* ways to do just that.

A small steel key-shaped tool with various grooves and measurements

5. A Silly Poopy's Hide & Seek game, aka any parents' dream — this gizmo keeps kids entertained for hours of fun hiding it all over the house, where it makes little noises to give clues about where to find it. It's basically all the joy of playing hide and seek, except it's the *toy* hiding, not the humans. 

reviewer holding the rainbow poop toy
A GIF of the multi-colored plastic Silly Poopy lighting up
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Check out a TikTok of the Silly Poopy in action. 

Promising review: "Let me tell you that if you want hours of endless fun of hide and go seek without having to hide yourself, this is a must get! When it's hidden it makes various toot noises and says stuff so the kids know if they are close. And when they find it and press the button to do and sing the silly poopy dance ... even you will dance and sing along!!! Doesn't need batteries and come on, it's poop? Who doesn't think poop and toot noises are funny and if they don't they are lying to themselves. A must-have for fun with your kids without barely doing any work!!" —andrea kelli gorman

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

6. A roll up tool organizer to make your favorite "fix-it" friend's life SO much easier — reviewers love how it holds a surprisingly large amount for how compact it is, and that the handles make it easy to grip while rolled up or to hang when it's fully open. Plus no more lugging around a bulky toolbox!! (No offense, Bob the Builder.) 

A rolled up khaki colored toolbag with handles
The bag extended out to show all the pockets

Check out a TikTok of the roll up tool kit in action. 

Promising review: "My husband absolutely loves this! The bag has so much room for tools yet will roll up and fit under his truck seat. No big bulky tool box needed, this carry bag is perfect!!" —Amazon Customer

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $31.99

7. A five-year One Line A Day journal so your friend who keeps starting journals and then abandoning them can finally find something that sticks — one line a day is *super* low commitment (and imagine how satisfied they'll be looking back every year!).

8. Or a copy of The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions that's perfect for any stage of life, if your friend is already a hardcore journaler and wants to take it to the next level.

The cover of "The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions," by Carl and David Marshall

9. A flexible universal tablet stand so they don't have to crane their neck or tire out their arms just to marathon reruns of Parks and Rec in peace.

A model using the four legged flexible black stand on a couch with their tablet hovering above their lap
A model using it to watch television on a tablet in bed
Amazon

Tablift Store is a US-based small business established in 2014 that specializes in tablet holders for beds and uneven surfaces.

Promising review: "Have you ever dropped your tablet on you when trying to use it while lying in bed? Well, it hurts! This support works great with my large iPad. The stretchy cord holds my tablet securely so I can play or work on it without having to hold it with my hands. It is great for this. I am very happy with the tablet on here and I use it frequently because I am inherently lazy and it works well." —Nurse Jeannie

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

10. A pair of lightweight legging-style joggers reviewers swear by for perfect Lululemon Align Jogger dupes — these are the perfect transition pants for errand-running and exercise on days when they're Doing All The Things At Once. 

Promising review: "These are literally the best leggings/joggers I have ever owned, and I plan to eventually buy every single color. I originally saw these on TikTok and heard they were like the Lululemon ones but cheaper. I've never owned Lululemon leggings, but if they feel anything like these, then I have clearly been missing out. These are soft and absolutely perfect. I love the pockets and jogger style and that they fit like leggings and can be worn to the gym or dressed up with a cute outfit. I need to buy every color of these before they're gone!" —Courtney 

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–XL and 12 colors). 

11. A dainty monogram necklace so chic it'll become part of their signature look, à la Alexis Rose on Schitt's Creek.

Reviewer wearing a gold monogrammed "A" necklace

12. A set of affordable, highly popular wireless Bluetooth earbuds that make *excellent* AirPod dupes, except with one arguably better feature — these are completely waterproof (like, they can fully take them in the SHOWER) and come with several silicone earbuds to get the best fit possible.

These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for four-plus hours with each full charge). 

Promising review: "Best decision! These are the greatest headphones ever! I saw them on TikTok months ago and added them to my wishlist. I got a new phone that doesn't have the headphone port so I decided it was time to finally buy them. They are amazing and I probably won't ever take them out of my ears! 😂" —Katlyn D Arnold

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon $18.99+ (available in five colors).

13. An unofficial Disney Parks cookbook so they live their best Mickey Pretzel life without it costing an arm and a mouse ear to book plane flights and park tickets.

A customer review photo of the Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

14. A wireless, Bluetooth-enabled karaoke mic that will sync with preeeeetty much anything, including speakers, players, or singing apps on their phone. Now they can live out their Ariana Grande fan fiction in the comfort of their own home.

Promising review: "You don't understand TikTok made me obsess over this microphone. As a 30+-year-old woman, I resisted purchasing it. I finally broke down and bought it because it was haunting me in my sleep. I'm so glad I did. When I am in a bad mood I start karaoke in my house and am instantly better. It has 'ruined' my teenage son's life because my performances can be heard through his Xbox microphone. This is a must-have product." —Zane A. Undercoffer

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in 11 colors).

15. A cult-favorite portable blender, and BOY do I mean portable — it charges so they can operate it wherever they are, and it's as small as a water bottle, so once they blend their ingredients, they can swap out the lid and drink straight from it. Smoothie o'clock just became every damn time of the day. 

Reviewer holding small milk jar shaped pink blender with smoothie in it
Reviewer blending ice and coffee in the blender

Promising review: "Yes, I did it. I bought the TikTok blender and don't regret it one bit. I can create any smoothie I want, from healthy to dessert shakes for the kids. So easy to use, charge and clean. It's a must buy!!!" —Debby from Warren

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $39.98 (available in four colors). 

16. A breakfast sandwich maker that simultaneously cooks an egg, toasts bread, warms precooked meat, and melts cheese into the perfect sammie in less than five minutes — sorry not sorry to everyone else waiting in line at Dunkin'.

Promising review: "I am actually excited for my weekday breakfast now. These homemade McMuffins are so good! My favorite version uses sliced tomatoes, Swiss cheese, and precooked bacon (from Costco). So many options, so easy! My kindergartener and my teenager both love it. I may have to buy another one for our family. It's also easy to clean with a quick wipe-down." —Joolie

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in five colors).

17. A pair of glowing lightsaber chopsticks to bring balance to The Force *and* to their sushi — whether they're repping the dark side or the light.

18. A beginner's guide to calligraphy that is far more thorough and specific about technique and ink types than other versions, so they'll be sending you fancy pants formal invitations to their dog's birthday party in no time.

19. BYO Blush Oil, which is the ultimate in easy-to-use makeup because it practically does all the work *for* them — its color is designed to react to the pH of their skin, giving them a wholly personalized look without any extra work. TBH, it's no wonder this is one of their bestselling products.

editor dabbing clear blush on cheeks as it changes color to pink
The green and orange bottle of blush
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Youthforia is an Asian woman–owned small business established in 2020 that specializes in environmentally friendly, cruelty-free makeup made with at least 90% renewable ingredients.

Fun fact: All of Youthforia's makeup is designed with ingredients that make it A-OK for your skin to sleep with it on! 

Check out a TikTok of the BYO Blush in action. 

I tried this out myself and I have to say, it is WILD watching it adjust to your skin's pH in real time. It was a very bright pink at first but super easy to spread — a bit like Glossier's Cloud Paint, except personalized. It's very long lasting, too — I applied in the morning and could still see a rosy glow by the end of the day. 

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $35.99

20. A LifeStraw, aka a personal water filter perfect for hiking, camping, or accidentally getting drafted into The Hunger Games. This compact gizmo cleans up to 1,000 gallons of water *without* using any chemicals or batteries, so they can safely stay hydrated wherever they roam.

21. A hands-free (rotating!) phone mount designed for use on all airlines — not only can they mount it to the tray table, but to the arm of a chair or any flat surface, so they'll be able to stream content easy as pie.

A phone mounted to the back of an airplane tray table
Phone mounted on a carry on luggage handle and a chair arm
Amazon

Promising review: "I bought this nifty gadget about six months ago for a multi-leg, ultra long haul trip and it more than held up the entire duration. I was able to finagle it to fit the tray tables on different planes and like others, I find the height just nice when clamped onto a stowed tray table. It also works on my roller carry-on handle during layovers. However, I find myself using it a lot outside of travel too! Work-wise, I've clamped it onto my office desk shelving to hold my phone at eye level beside my computer. At home, I simply clamped it to a deck of cards and it turns into a versatile stand that I can place on any flat surface. Heck, I've been using it to hold my phone comfortably at eye level while watching videos in bed. It's extremely well-built and I find myself fidgeting with it all the time. Thus far it still feels solid and I don't anticipate breaking it any time soon. Even if it does break, I'll be happy to buy another one or two of it!" —Earendil

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in three colors). 

22. An oh-so-satisfying 1,000-piece Mystic Maze puzzle you may have already seen on TikTok, where lovers of puzzles and magic lore are singing its praises. This whimsically-illustrated, colorful puzzle isn't just a puzzle, but a journey — there are over 50 Easter eggs in it, tons of miniature scenes full of optical illusions and surprises, *plus* a magical twist at the end. They'll have to solve the puzzle to find out! 

close-up of a section of the puzzle showing its whimsical illustration style
Amazon

You can check out a TikTok of the Mystic Maze puzzle in action (but warning, it will spoil the surprise!). 

Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my husband because he absolutely loves puzzles and magic, so it was a no-brainer! I was honestly way more excited to finish putting this puzzle together than a normal puzzle because I couldn’t wait to see the end result. Blown away. I’m super impressed and will be purchasing a different version. Oh, and they weren’t kidding about the no dust in the box...very pleased with this purchase!" —Nlbrimberry

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

23. A percussion massage gun to give their muscles the kind of love that will make them involuntarily moan from the decadence of it all. (Psst — a lot of reviewers swear by this for everything from chronic pain management to relieving sore post-workout muscles to a way to relax tension at the end of the day.)

Model using massage gun on calf
Amazon

Promising review: "I've been playing around with this gun for a while, and wanted to leave a review based on my experience with this one and a few others. For the price, this is a great buy. It's got a few things going for it which I like: It's VERY quiet; very easy to switch speeds, there's a button right by your index, useful when you want to find the right speed for whatever part you're working on; It gets to be pretty powerful, much more than what you'll need most times; It's light and has a great grip, so I don't get tired working on someone with this for a while. I'd recommend this gun for the price; it's a solid buy. Quick customer service too, I had a question answered within a couple of hours so that's a plus." —Artem

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information