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46 Practical Gifts Under $25 You’ll Want For Everyone On Your List

This Baby Yoda magnet to help them with their dishes, *perfect* touchscreen-friendly gloves, and handy mug warmer are all a Big Practical Gift Mood.

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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 Geekey multitool, which looks impressive at first glance, but functions as *deep breath* a coring tip, serrated edge, can opener, wire stripper, smoking pipe, file, imperial and metric ruler, protractor, bottle opener, multi-head fit driver, lanyard hole, bike spoke key, screwdriver tip, wrench, *and* bit driver all at once. In short...it is a whole lot.

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

Promising review: "This gadget is the coolest item I've purchased in a while. I love little gadgets and tools, and this is about 20 in 1. I've used many functions already. It is larger than a standard key, but fits on my keychain and isn't too big for the front pocket. It has so many functions, my goodness. I've paid just as much for similar concepts with four to five tools; this one has 20! Highly recommend, as a gift, or just get for yourself. Probably I'll get a few more for different locations." —J Bennett

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

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

2. An adorably encouraging daily planner they can fill out throughout the course of each day — a super-cute gift for the friend who likes to keep organized.

A blank page of the planner
Amazon

Each planner comes with 50 tear-off sheets the size of a standard piece of paper.

Promising review: "Love the layout of this, it's the best layout I have seen yet! Bought as a gift but loved it so much I kept it. Sturdy paper, love that it's not so much a year's planner but a fun and organized daily schedule generator. I also use a yearly planner but I will never be without this! I can write out all the details on this that won't fit on yearly planner and rip off the page and take it with me. Love love love it!" —Amazon Customer

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

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

3. Plus a set of eye-popping fine-point pens designed for planners and journals that will not only delight them with their easy gliding, but also the way they never bleed through pages.

Fine point pens in 18 different colors
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Promising review: "I bought these pens during quarantine, not expecting much, considering they are quite inexpensive. I've used well-known brand marker/pens in the past, and didn't want to pay much for markers I'd use for coloring. I was concerned about the tips bending or bleeding, but I was completely wrong and am very satisfied with this product! They do not bleed, and the tips are strong and thin. I use these pens for coloring, hand-lettering, and note-taking, and they're exactly what I was looking for! The only regret I have is that I did not order the larger pack with more colors!!" —Michael Fanizzi

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

Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $8.99.

4. A Baby Yoda dishwasher magnet  for *that* friend who can't get enough of him. This lil' bub is reversible, so they'll always know whether the dishes in the dishwasher are "clean" or "dirty" and avoid any dirty-dish-related mishaps.

A reversible magnet - one side is Baby Yoda holding a mug and says
Model holding the magnet near the dishwasher
Amazon

Promising review: "Who doesn't love Baby Yoda? I was tired of my husband saying he didn't know if they were clean or not and with us being Star Wars fans I had to go with this design — it's just adorable!" —Melsa

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

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight other styles, including The Office and Avatar!) 

5. A dainty beaded face mask chain to keep their mask on their person while they're driving in the car between errands.

Firefly Feeling Bright/Etsy

Firefly Feeling Bright is a Florida-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in artisanal jewelry.

Promising review: "Love this beaded mask chain! Arrived quickly. I get many compliments every time I wear it. Perfect for work where I have to wear a mask while for long periods of time." —Meredith Pollack

Shipping: The seller lists the estimated arrival time in one week.

Get it from Firefly Feeling Bright on Etsy for $7.

6. A pair of socks dedicated to helping doggos — a portion of the proceeds go to Best Friends Animal Society and their work helping shelter animals. These socks are made with suuuuper soft cotton and just the right amount of padding, so these will become their I'm Wearing These All Weekend socks in no time flat.

A pair of purple ankle socks with dog paws on them
Conscious Step

Promising review: "These socks make the perfect little gifts because they are comfortable, cute and support good causes!" —Conscious Step Customer

Shipping: Standard shipping takes three to five days after processing.

Get a set of three socks from Conscious Step for $11.95 (available in two sizes). 

7. A mug warmer to keep their coffee piping hot long after they brew it, so they can stop drinking it cold every time their morning slips into the time-space-caffeine continuum.

A mug of coffee on top of a black round heated small plate
Amazon

Promising review: "I am currently working from home and I make tea at every hour of every day. I used to own a Mr. Coffee and had lost it during transition of moving so I HAD to get another one. I’m so glad that I did because now my tea stays warm throughout work. There is no adjustment to high and low but I prefer things simple. You just switch it on and it stays on. The plate gets pretty hot which makes my cup hot at the bottom. No issue for me because I don’t have children. I prefer warm tea over piping hot or freezing cold. This little device is my best friend and it’s great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves a 'just right' cup of anything." —Cecy R.

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

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

8. A super-popular time-marked water bottle that comes in a bajillion different colors to help motivate them to stay hydrated. Come for the fun colors, but stay for the super-handy flip-top lid and silicone, leakproof spout that actually makes drinking water seem — dare I say — fun?

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Promising review: "I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz. packaged water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car's cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles 😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too." —Alicia

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

Get it on Amazon for $18.99 (available in 13 colors).

9. A trio lasagna pan designed so that every single piece is a crispy "edge piece," and people with different lasagna preferences can customize their own versions (sometimes a person's just gotta drown the whole thing in cheese, you dig me?).

The pan with three rectangles of cooked lasagna in it
Reviewer image of pan with babka cooked inside

FYI, you can 6,000% use these for brownies, blondies, and bread too.

Promising review: "As someone who has a child (now a teenager) who will not eat any form of cheese, this pan is amazing! I typically avoid making any food that has cheese mixed into it but now I can make him a section without cheese and the rest of us our regular cheesy goodness. Another benefit to this pan is how well the portions slice. One cut with the spatula gives you a perfectly formed square. Each section makes four regular-sized portions for our family." —TLC

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with two-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.

10. A jar of internet-beloved The Pink Stuff, which is basically magic silly putty — all the fun of playing with colorful gunk with all of the power to clean pretty much any stain they'll encounter in their home. A lot of people compare it to the Magic Eraser in paste form.

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Promising review: "I used this product for my stove because it's one thing I dislike like cleaning. I have used multiple degreaser sprays and they all are so toxic and don't work for me. The Magic Eraser was OK but I used several at a time and I had to scrub so hard. But this product oh my goodness, legit a miracle. It doesn't have any type of smell. I put the paste on a cloth, clean the area then wipe it off with a damp cloth and voilà, magic!" —May

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

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

11. A cold brew coffee maker so quick and easy to use that their blood might just become 90% caffeine soon. All they have to do is add coffee to the airtight brewer, add their water to the coffee maker, and pop it in the fridge overnight. BOOM, caffeine city.

The cold brew coffee pitcher next to a cup of cold brew
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Promising review: "I don’t know what I did without this in my life. Easy to use, clean, and couldn’t beat the price!!!!! Love how it seals and I can drink it all week (not that it ever makes it that long)!!!!" —Rhiannon

Check out BuzzFeed's review of this cold brew coffee maker for more info!

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

Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).

12. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on their glass in just 20 seconds, so they can rest easy with their nightly glass of Pinot knowing they've spared themselves the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions.

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It's also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed. Drop It recommends one to two drops for each glass of white wine, two to three for a glass of red, and seven to nine if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and it should be raring to go!

Promising review: "For many years, I have been that friend that always says 'no thanks, I can't drink wine.' Even one small small glass would give me the worst migraine. So I gave up. Several weeks ago, I happened across an ad for Drop It and thought I might as well give it a shot. I took a big risk the day it arrived and had two huge glasses of red wine that I knew would give me a massive migraine the next day. It just so happened I had a midterm that next morning too — so the stakes were high. I woke up feeling fantastic. Since then I have repeated the experiment (to make sure it wasn't a fluke) and found that no matter how much wine I drink, as long as I use the drops, I don't have a migraine the next day. I'm so pleased to have found something that makes wine drinking possible and enjoyable again! I have nothing but great things to say about the product. It's easy to use and very discreet. I visited some friends last week and we spent a few hours at a wine bar. It was easy to add my drops. I took a small taste of the wine before adding the drops and found that it did not alter the taste at all. Thanks for a great product and a great buying experience. I will be back for more." —Mackenzie

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

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

13. A toilet night-light so they can navigate to the bathroom without stubbing their toe on 86 things or turning on the overhead light and confusing their poor brain into thinking it's daytime.

A toilet glowing blue
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." —Lee R. Gurr

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with two-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.

14. A limited-edition Glossier cookie butter Balm Dotcom with an ultra-hydrating, subtly flavored formula perfect for that friend who's *never* caught dead without a lip balm on hand.

Editor posing with beige/brown cookie butter lip gloss tube
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If you're a Glossier fan, you're no stranger to the *lovely* consistency and subtle flavors of the brand's Balm Dotcom line, but this one is my absolute favorite. It has a delightfully subtle cookie butter scent and taste when it glides on, and has a sheer, beige-y, brownish tint that adds a little bit of extra warmth and depth either to a bare lip or to a matte lipstick. It's also just such a cozy mood for winter, and so perfectly giftable — I hope it comes back every year! 

Shipping info: Expedited two-to-three-day shipping options are available at additional cost.

Get it from Glossier for $12

15. A beloved Carhartt beanie (that has over 100,000 positive reviews!!) to help them stave off the cold all winter long, keeping their noggin both super warm and — perhaps most importantly of all — color-coordinated to their other winter gear. This comes in so many colors that whoops, you might just buy one for every person on your list.

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Promising review: "Best type of this hat I've owned. I like this particular hat because it's long enough that, if it's really cold, you can pull the hat all the way down and double the fabric over your ears to keep them warmer. Most types of these hats I find are not deep enough to do that. So this is by far my favorite cold-weather hat. Carhartt put some thought into this hat, and it paid off. Superior." —Dave

*Another* promising review: "This is the warmest, best hat ever. I've never really worn hats, living in California, but have had to go to Minnesota and other cold places recently for work, and it keeps my head SO WARM. It's soft (I hate even the tiniest bit of scratchy feeling) and the purple sage color is muted and elegant and lovely. I don't think I will ever buy another kind of hat again!" —Lia

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

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in one size and 28 styles).

16. An easy-to-follow magnetized air fryer cooking cheat sheet so they can can mix and match their basic meats, veggies, and frozen foods to their hungry heart's content without ever once asking Siri or Alexa and doing mental math about cooking times.

A spiraled notebook style cheat sheet with tabs for tips and tricks and different kinds of meat
Willa Flare/Etsy

Willa Flare is a California-based Etsy shop that specializes in cooking guides and other home goods.

Promising review: "I love it! I am not a cooker so this kind of help is greatly appreciated. The product is of great quality and was shipped fast. Thanks!" —Francisca

Shipping: The seller lists the estimated arrival time in one to two weeks. 

Get it from Willa Flare on Etsy for $12.99 (this item ships for free!).

17. A rose-gold rechargeable electric lighter your candle-loving friend can use to replace all their old gas ones. This one is not only pretty, but completely flameless, and made with a long stem so they can use it to light gas burners and larger candles.

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This also comes in other pretty colors, but I am especially partial to this one because I bought it for my parents (their kitchen is entirely pink and one of my favorite places on Earth), and this was SO EASY to use — not to mention super safe! I'm a big weenie about fire (LOL, self-preservation) so I've always stuck to extended arm gas lighters, but this is much better for the environment (plus cuter), so I feel a lot better about using it.

Promising review: "Wow. This thing is amazing. Small and so easy to use. My husband kept saying it won’t actually light anything and was blown away when it did. We lit candles and paper to use as tinder with absolutely no effort. No fuel needed. Just a quick recharging. And no waste in throwing away those huge and never easy to use butane sticks. Love love it. Easy buying process so I would recommend everyone buy one." —Diane Bold

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

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in five colors).

18. Plus a rainbow candle accessory set so they can take proper care of their candles while adding some 🌈 🌈 🌈 aesthetic to their living room.

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Each set comes with three pieces: a wick trimmer, a candle snuffer, and a wick dipper.

Promising review: "This is such a beautiful set! I bought this after I learned what a wick dipper does, and how when you extinguish the flame with it in the wax, there NO SMOKE! Game changer! I've also been using the wick trimmer and it is really nice. After you trim the wick, the cut off portion nicely sits on the closed blades, so you can easily throw it away. I am really happy that I bought this, and I think it would make a lovely present. It comes with a nice bag, too." —mbecky

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

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

19. A dual-sided device cleaner with two sides — one with an antimicrobial-treated cleaning solution to clear off the grime, and another with a soft polishing buffer to make it gleam.

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One side dispenses a cleaning solution that kills bacteria, and the other side polishes the surface off so it looks nice and shiny.

Promising review: "Saw a friend at work using this; she showed me and I had to have one. I wasn't disappointed. Gets all the gunk off my phone, iPad, computer screens, and my kids' Kindles. Getting these for gifts this year. Awesome." —kevin

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

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

20. A sparkling-wine saver that will keep their bubblies bubbling, so they can pop a bottle any day of the week without worrying about wasting the leftovers. (Psst — this gift pairs well with an actual bottle of bubbly, wink wink, nudge nudge.)

A model securing the stopper on a bottle
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I purchased one of these at the aggressive behest of a friend, and it's LEGIT. I told myself I was a Red Wine Lady my whole life because it was easier to save for later, but now that I don't live in constant fear of wasting the bubbly stuff, I am an All Wine Lady and have finally achieved my truest form.

Promising review: "I purchased this stopper after seeing one being used at a local wine tasting event. I enjoy sparkling wines, but either have to drink the whole bottle myself before it gets flat (ugh) or throw it out (terribly wasteful). This product was the answer to my problem! It is very easy to use and keeps my sparkling beverage fresh and bubbly! Definitely a must!" —MKC

Check out BuzzFeed's review of the wine saver here!

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

Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

21. An all-in-one measuring cube for the baker in your life — this one compact utensil measures 19 different portions, including imperial *and* metric, and also happens to be dishwasher and microwave safe.

A yellow measuring cube with grooves measuring a
Amazon

Each cube measures *deep breath*: 1 cup, ½ cup, ⅓ cup, ¼ cup, 2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, ½ tbsp, 1 tsp, ½ tsp, ¼ tsp, 120 mL, 80 mL, 60 mL, 30 mL, 15 mL, 7.5 mL, 5 mL, 2.5 mL, and 2 mL.

Promising review: "First of all I gotta say, I don’t cook much and if there’s something I hate after cooking is having to wash all the bunch of utensils I have to use once I use them. This cube has been amazing, I don’t have to wash a million utensils over and over, it’s very easy to use, easy to clean and it’s very handy to use for when I’m meal-prepping for the week. I bought this out of curiosity and ended up enjoying it a lot. If a regular guy like me it’s enjoying it, I’m sure it would be a great tool for people who cooks or bakes in a regular basis." —Daniel Matajira

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with two-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.

22. A purse organizer insert they can easily slide into any bag, from a tote to a designer dig, for instant pockets to organize their life. Another perk? If they're switching out their purse, all they have to do is slide the organizer out and pop it in with all their stuff raring to go.

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Bonus: This also stops the inside liner of their purse from getting dirty if anything happens to explode (been there, cleaned the Panera butter packet out of that).

Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this item!!! I love it so much I bought it again, in a different color, for another bag. It keeps your handbag clean, organized and maintains its value!!! They fit perfectly inside all of my bags, and when I want to keep the same color organizer, all I have to do is lift it up and place it in another bag. It already has everything I need and I don’t have to reorganize!!! If you like to keep your handbags clean and organized this is the BEST invention ever!!!" —Jamie R.

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

Get it from Amazon for $13.63+ (available in five sizes and 16 colors).

23. A contoured sleep mask designed to alleviate pressure from their eyes and plunge them into total delicious darkness, while staying put on their head without any Velcro snagging in their hair. A lot of 20-minute power naps are about to turn into three-hour sleep-apaloozas, y'all.

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Promising review: "BUY IT. Trust me. I haven’t been on a 'sleep mask journey' for the perfect one like many others have but I read millions of reviews and when I saw the one for this mask I was sold. It is the BEST sleep mask. It’s so soft and smooth. It’s like memory foam so when you press on it it comes back up, but conforms to you and your face. Side sleepers: (that’s me) it NEVER MOVES! It stays on great. OH and there’s no Velcro sticking to your hair, YAY! It’s a simple band that can move to make it loose or tighter. The eye part doesn’t look deep, but trust me you CAN open your eyes with it on. It’s pitch-black relief. It’s the best mask you’ll get, trust me." —Kendra

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

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three colors).

24. A popular streak-free anti-fog spray they can quickly apply to eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields to prevent them from fogging up while they're wearing a mask.

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A heads-up that this works *super* well for some reviewers, but not all — note that this is meant for non-antireflective-coated lenses, and the instructions for use are very specific. To apply, spray a small amount on both sides of your lenses, and use your fingers to rub it across the whole area. Let it sit for a full minute, then wipe with a dry soft cloth. Once they're fully dry, you should be raring to go!

Promising review: "I have tried everything to keep my glasses from fogging with my mask and this product is by far the best. I'm sorry I waited so long to purchase it. I live in the Florida Keys and do a lot of diving and snorkeling and it works fabulous for my dive mask also. I would highly recommend Optix 55 Fog Gone. Great price, also I think this bottle will last a very long time." —Bebe

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

Get it from Amazon for $9.55.

25. A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder for an absurdly cute storage option for their keys. I dare them to forget anything that's dangling from this lil' cloud.

A minimalist cloud magnet tacked to a wall holding two sets of car keys
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Promising review: "One of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now. Hasn't lost any magnetism." —Makenah

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

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

26. A compact, high-speed portable charger compatible with Galaxy phones, iPhones, iPads, and AirPods that's so light it won't even feel like it's in their bag.

A black charging bank connected to a phone
Amazon

Promising review: "I ordered this after using my sister's while waiting at an appointment. Now I wouldn't leave the house without it. It is worth the money and small enough to carry in a pocketbook or bag. It goes everywhere with me now and it has saved me. It is worth every penny. I've even been so impressed that I bought four more for Christmas gifts and an extra for me." —Natalie Marrino

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with two-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 four colors).

27. A seat gap filler so they will never again have to sacrifice a beloved french fry and/or their phone to the abyss between the seat and the console.

A black seat filler wedged between a seat and car console
amazon.com

These Drop Stop seat gap fillers were originally featured on Shark Tank!

Promising review: "I have bought about six of these for myself and friends/family. Cellphones, wallets, keys, change, and everything else doesn't fall through. I will not have another car without it. I was in a friend's car, and my phone dropped through the seat. He got a Drop Stop the next day." —kellen

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

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $22.99.

28. mushroom-growing kit that grows right there in the packaging, so they can add some sweet, sweet umami flavors to new dishes by sautéing, roasting, or air frying them up.

A box with mushrooms growing out of the side
Reviewer image of mushrooms cooking in a pan

Back To The Roots is a California-based small business founded by two college friends that specializes in indoor gardening kits with a mission to reconnect families to food.

Promising review: "This product has been so much fun to watch! I followed the directions, exactly as written, and the mushrooms began growing within three to four days. I will say that I did soak them for close to 10 hours before putting them back in the box to grow and I believe this helped a ton. I also kept the box inside by a window with the blinds closed in order for them to get indirect sunlight. The mushrooms grew tremendously for almost a week before they started to shrink so I clipped them to cook with and they were DELICIOUS! This was such a fun product and process to watch. I am now in the process of trying to get a second batch of shrooms from the same box — fingers crossed!" —Steph A

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

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

29. A 3-in-1 avocado slicer that'll more than earn its keep by minimizing their avocado prep mess. This takes care of those pesky pits and gives them slices so perfectly portioned they'll break their friends' Instagram feeds.

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This 3-in-1 tool can split an avocado with its pointy tip, remove the pit with its center, and make perfectly even slices with the bottom — a much safer alternative to using a regular knife and potential falling prey to the dreaded "avocado hand."

Promising review: "So worth the space in the kitchen! This thing really does what it says. I love mine and use it all the time. Pit removal is super easy with this, no more knife-prying. I didn't think the cutting tool would be as effective as it is- but it works great as well. No complaints on this product — would buy again!" —K. Cyr

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

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

30. An organic cat grass kit complete with its own kitty-shaped mug so they can grow some healthy hairball-preventing nibbles for their furriest friend — they should see full stalks in just five to seven days 😻.

A white cat shaped mug with cat grass growing out of it that a cat is nibbling
Amazon

Promising review: "This organic kitty grass kit is the answer to all of my problems. I found that when I would buy kitty grass at the store it was always nearly passed its prime or it just didn't look fresh. This kit changes everything. In just a day I started to see growth and within two days my cats had fresh, dewy kitty grass in front of their furry faces. I ordered the kit plus the replacements and I used one of the replacements in another kitty cat mug I had and it worked just as well. I love it all and can't wait to reorder. This is definitely a hit in my house!" —Carrie Scott

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

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

31. A pair of thick touchscreen-friendly gloves with pads to better grip your phone and text from it, so they don't have to risk frostbite every time they text "five min away!!" (which we all knew in our hearts was a lie anyway).

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Promising review: "I love these gloves. These fit well, they are soft, and warm. The pads on the palm and fingers give the a sure grip and the nodules on the thumb and two fingers allow me to use my iPhone without taking them off. These are the best gloves I've ever had." —Amazon Customer

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

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes M–XL and five colors).

32. A silicone Nutella AirPods case partially to protect their tech, but mostly so they can prop it next to an actual full-sized Nutella jar and caption it, "Don't ever talk to me or my son ever again."

An AirPods case that looks like a jar of Nutella
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Promising review: "The minute I opened the package I knew I made the right choice. This case is thick and well-made. I get so frustrated when my case falls and the AirPods go in every direction. Couple of days ago the left ear fell out the case and a car ran over it. That cost me $69+ so I decided to take care of that issue and get a case. I purposely dropped it after I put the case in and everything was intact...I’m happy !!" —Karen

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

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

33. A rapid egg cooker that I am warning you right now is going to become their only personality trait. It can make soft, medium, *and* hard-boiled eggs in addition to poaching, scrambling, and making omelettes out of them. This gizmo is like a thousand potential brunches in one.

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I've owned one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years, and especially love it during quarantine — it simplifies breakfast because I know no matter what weird assortment of groceries I'm working with, there are precooked eggs to add some protein to it (I like mine medium-boiled 🍳). If my dinner is boring or seems like it needs a little extra "oomph" to it, I'll throw in an egg from this too. Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume and sing a little song instead!

Promising review: "You know those objects that are totally unnecessary, but you see them and fall in love and live forever in happiness with your random kitschy thing? This is that thing. I saw this egg cooker on a BuzzFeed list and, even though I am a fully functioning adult who has never had trouble cooking eggs before in my life, I knew I had to have it. I have not been disappointed. It makes especially lovely, perfectly round omelets with minimal cleanup required. Hard- and soft-boiled eggs cook evenly and taste great. The poached eggs are tender and melt in your mouth over toast." —Sonnet A. Fitzgerald

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with two-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+ (available in five colors).

34. 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.

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Psst — they can also use these to keep their ears warm during walks or run in the colder months!

Promising review: "I LOVE THESE HEADBAND HEADPHONES! Why did I not invent this myself? This is exactly what I was looking for to use for meditation while I sleep. This item is soft, lightweight, and perfect for the side sleeper. The flat earphones are just what I needed to get a more relaxed good night's sleep. I haven't used them until the battery ran down, but I have used them for at least nine hours at a time. What more can I say. BUY IT! You won't be sorry!" —PB

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with two-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.

35. A set of 450 (!!) soap sheets in nine compact containers, so they'll be able to pop them in their bag, their car, or wherever they might want a quick handwash when they're on the go.

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Promising review: "These are fantastic! They work just as described (you truly only need a small amount of water and they lather generously) and really do smell like honeysuckle, as a previous review mentioned. :) They arrived quickly and we were able to test them out on a road trip as we visited two national parks and multiple out-of-the-way places in between. I've generally carried liquid hand soap in my trunk, but it's been messy at times and was hard to take with us when we were away from the car. These solved all those issues, and there are enough in the set that everyone could carry a package in their own day pack, we put one in each glovebox, and we have them in our 72-hour emergency kits as well. So handy!" —EMiller

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

Get a set of nine for $13.99.

36. A gorgeous oversized scarf so cozy it can basically double as an emergency blanket.

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Promising review: "I am not really big on wearing scarves but thought this was cute and I’d try it out. It’s awesome!! It’s so soft easy to wear and you could even use it around your shoulders like a shawl. I got compliments all day when I wore it. I’m going to see if there are different colors and buy a few more!" —KmR

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

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 29 styles).

37. A salt and pepper grinder for ridiculously fresh, delicious seasoning on everything they make — a nice bonus is that these are an *excellent* dupe for other grinders that can get upward of $100 with the same functionality and look.

These each hold about 6 ounces to minimize refills, and the knob at the top lets them adjust the coarseness settings so they can get their desired pepper and salt thickness juuuuust right.

Promising review: "This set fit the bill for me — it has an easy-to-use adjustable grind setting and I like the top feature where you can grind into the lid for larger spice needs. My pepper (purchased separately) gives off a nice scent and peppery bite to foods that was missing from prior grinders. I guess you could spend three times as much for a grinder, but at this point, I don't see an advantage. All that and the (family-owned) company reaches out for any assistance needed and even has a 'Chief Happiness Officer.' You gotta love that title. I am pleased to own the set and would not hesitate to give as a gift."Jane Doe

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

Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.99.

38. A ridiculously cute microwaveable stuffed animal that doubles as a heating pad. These bubs are also lavender-scented, which may help with anxiety or insomnia if they need a soothing way to calm down.

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These "Warmies" are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so they can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

Promising review: "When I get my monthly, I use a heating pad to bring down my cramps and mine recently broke. I heard about this through social media and thought why not give it a try. I used it and it was amazing. I have trouble sleeping and the lavender scent really helped me go to sleep and it heats up and it stays warm for quite a while. This is definitely worth buying and worth putting money toward. it looks very cute and is very soft so if you get your monthly and you have a hard time sleeping I would definitely use this. It is not a waste of money or time at all." —Ash Wang

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

Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 17 animals).

39. A pair of chic period-proof underwear with full leak protection that will be suuuuuch a relief for anyone on your list who deals with heavy periods — these can replace pads and tampons on lighter days, and are excellent extra protection for them on heavier ones.

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Ruby Love is a Black woman–owned business established in 2015 that not only specializes in period underwear, but leakproof sleepwear, swimwear, and activewear (check out more designs on Ruby Love's website).

Promising review: "You have a loyal customer here with me, already placed a new order. The leakproof stuff in your products worked for me all day, one day at work. I got caught up doing overtime and worked from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. last weekend and wore the underwear all day. At about 3 p.m. with nothing and then I added the double-sided pad in for the rest of the night. By 8 p.m., I still had no leaks. I am super happy. I did not feel a thing and they were super comfy." —Tanya

Shipping: Standard shipping with express and expedited shipping options at an extra cost. 

Get it from Ruby Love for $18.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–3XL and dozens of colors and styles).

40. A pretty pink, super-soft Makeup Eraser that wipes makeup right off their face with nothing but water and a gentle scrub — and, more importantly, has a microfiber blend specifically designed to clear gunk from pores, so they'll get the freshest, most efficient clean possible.

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It's got two sides — one that can wipe off all their makeup with water and a light scrubbing, and another that exfoliates their skin. Plus, all they have to do when they're done using it is wet it and hang it up to dry! No more wasting money on icky washcloths that hurt their skin!!!

Promising review: "THIS. THING. IS. AMAZING. I have literally never had clearer skin. It does exactly what it says it does: erases your makeup. Waterproof or not, it all goes away with just a little water and a little bit of scrubbing. I will forever be amazed by this. Never buying another makeup remover product again." —Brittany

Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Makeup Eraser for more deets!

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

Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in seven colors).

41. A sleek, compact reusable straw keychain to help them save the environment AND make it that much easier to find their keys when they're rooting around for them in the abyss of their purse.

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The container even comes with an itty-bitty straw cleaner so you can get even more long-term use out of it — and, more importantly, a silicone tip so you can use it on warmer drinks or hot days that might heat up the metal.

Promising review: "I bought this in an effort to be less wasteful with the plastics and also because I can NEVER find a straw when I need one — and this knocked it out of the park!! The awesome oil-slick coloring on the straw? Amazing! It collapses and opens smoothly and the little telescoping cleaner brush is fabulous! Everyone in my office is jealous and now wants one too." —Ashe

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

Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in 10 colors).

42. A set of three adorable, machine washable Swedish dish cloths that are super absorbent and designed with a cross-hatch pattern for easier scrubbing. Each one of these can replace over a DOZEN paper towel rolls. The Brawny paper towel man is shaking.

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Promising review: "I originally picked these up to use in lieu of nasty, nasty dishrags that invoke my inner THIS IS NOT CLEAN demon. Since then, I have used them for everything from cleaning the kitchen to wiping up spills. After use, just toss in the wash and they are ready to go again. They are the perfect size and do an excellent job on every task to which I have applied them. They come in a variety of fun prints and I have yet to wear one out. Paper towel usage has taken a real nosedive, which is a good thing given its relative scarcity at present." —sandra simpson-kraft

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

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 12 prints, including holiday ones 🎄).

43. A *super*-compact 8-in-1 spiralizer that also grates cheese, juices fruits, cuts ribbons, and more. All they have to do is change out one of the interlocking caps for a new function. Fresh-squeezed OJ? Zoodles in the air fryer? Grated Parmesan on their pasta? Done, done, and done. (And they never have to say "when"!!)

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I recently purchased this because it was my cheapest option for making zoodles, and also because my apartment is the size of a shoebox and there was no room for anything bigger. I LOVE how easy it is to swap out the caps to do other things, too — I've started grating my own cheeses and feel very fancy. But mostly I just love that it's very safe to use (it comes with a finger guard!), super easy to figure out, very compact, and even has measurements on the inside of the cup if you're ever portioning things out for a recipe.

Promising review: "This is the second spiralizer that I have purchased, and by far the best I have used. Its super easy to use and to clean. My other spiralizer that I had was difficult to clean properly and I want to use it as often as possible, so the use and cleaning of the product is very important! Fullstar Vegetable Spiralizer is a great product and I will be purchasing more to give as gifts for the holiday season. I would definitely recommend. A+++ item." —Yvonne I

Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with two-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 (also available in 4-in-1 and 6-in-1 sizes).

44. A whale-shaped pasta strainer that's actually a massive space saver compared to full-size ones that seem to have a talent for falling out of the cupboard in the most inconvenient moments. It's also dishwasher safe!

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Promising review: "This item should be in EVERY kitchen — OMG. Beyond useful, as well as cute and whimsical. I use it when I need to strain something but but don't have the sink space to plop down a huge colander. Hard to see in the pic, but the bottom has a lip that snugly hugs onto the curve of a pot or bowl. Also great for when you don't want to strain off all of the liquid, just most of it, like when making ramen. Needless to say, this thing stays within reach of the sink at all times now! :D" —IMP117777444

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

Get it from Amazon for $13.30.

45. A chic clear umbrella for full visibility, so they can stay dry *and* stay out of the way of the other umbrellas they pass.

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Promising review: "First of all I get so many compliments, I am able to cover my face from the rain plus and able to clearly see where I am going, basically a 360-degree view of everything. When In crowded areas it’s very convenient because I doesn't take up so much space like a traditional umbrella but it’s wide enough to cover me and my backpack." —LISA

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

Get it from Amazon for $21.75 (available in two styles).

46. A breakfast sandwich maker that may be small but can cook an egg, toast bread, warm precooked meat, and melt cheese into the perfect sammie all at once. Dunkin' whomst??