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49 Practical Gifts For Your Parents You Might Want To Buy Right This Minute

After this Christmas you'll be henceforth known as "The Favorite Child."

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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 mystical colorant that'll transform your parents' beloved fireplace into one seemingly filled with magic and dancing colors while also keeping everyone warm — who wouldn't want that?

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Promising review: "Love these, have purchased a few times and will now buy the 50-pack because they really add a ton of fun to my bonfires. Depending on how much your fire is raging they will last 30–60 minutes. I use two to three packets at a time. Highly recommend." —JAO

Shipping info: 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 six packets from Amazon for $6.42.

2. A milk frother to pack a powerful, spinning punch despite looking rather delicate. It'll help transform their at-home coffee into one they'll want to take a photo of to send to the family group chat.

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I invested in one of these last year and I'm so glad I did — I use it to make lattes at home and have saved a lot of dollars without having to run out to Starbucks every morning (just...once a week or so instead hehe).

Promising review: "OMG, this milk frother makes my homemade latte taste like it was made by a barista. It was perfect. So perfect that I bought a second one for my brother who loves coffee to use. I've already recommended it to some coworkers. It has changed my coffee-drinking life. This comes highly recommended." —Michelle Pirestani

Shipping info: 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 (available in 17 colors).

3. A rechargeable lighter that'll let them light every candle in their house to create the *perfect* ambience without concern they'll run out of lighter fluid.

Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super-fun gadget. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! I'll never have to buy another lighter again.

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

4. The Home Edit Life book, for anyone who has already watched the entire Get Organized Netflix series 10x and would like nothing more than some guidance on how to create zones in their home (guilty).

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Shipping info: 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 $14.25.

5. An electric toothbrush with a subscription-based brush head refill, so your dad will never have to remember to buy another toothbrush or brush head again. Now THAT is something to smile about.

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Does your parent boast about being a minimalist? Or maybe they just have ZERO counter space? Then the Quip might just be the toothbrush of their dreams. It has a three-month battery life, comes with a wall mount and travel case, and is super quiet during use. I own one myself (as do my mom, mother-in-law, and father-in-law) and love how it encourages me to brush thoroughly.

Promising review: "I truly love this toothbrush, feels great when done. Like the fact that it tells you when to move to the next quadrant. People in general do not take the two minutes to brush their teeth, much less concentrate on each quadrant and change the brush every three months. Anyway, I love it and will recommend it." —Maria S.

Shipping info: Subscriptions ship every three months.

Check out our full review of the Quip here.

Get it from Quip for $40+ (available in eight colors and a variety of subscription plans).

6. A memory foam seat cushion to ensure they're comfortable and supported from top to bottom — literally.

the rounded cushion on a chair
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Promising review: "I have been using the seat pillow for two weeks now, and it has done what it advertises. It has reduced pain, held up up well, and maintained its shape. Given I am not sitting on it all day, which may impact the wear and tear, it still has provided an increase in support and comfort, and has help reduce my dull sciatica pain when having to sit for extended periods of time." —Icarus Rising

Shipping info: 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 $39.95 (available in five colors).

7. A shower curtain complete with pockets they can use to upgrade their bathroom's storage space without doing something wild like installing a new vanity or cabinets.

a clear shower curtain with pockets in it
Amazon

Promising review: "I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past six years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your 'stuff,' this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like four or five of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside but I personally use it as a shower curtain. I usually change it every six months because it does start getting a little soap scummy on the bottom. The best shower curtain/liner money can buy!" —DAtkins

Shipping info: 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.

Check out our full review of Maytex Mesh Pockets Shower Curtain Liner (#2)!

8. A microfiber duvet cover set so you can switch up their bedroom's color scheme without overwhelming them with *too much* change at once.

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Promising review: "I suffer from night sweats and our other duvet cover was too heavy and hot for the rising spring temperatures. I hate leaving our down comforter 'naked' though, so I wanted something super lightweight to cover it with. This works great! It's very light, attractive, and easy to put on. It's soft and inviting — it's hard to walk past the bed without flopping down on it for a quick snuggle." —Dracollo

Shipping info: 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 twin, twin XL, full/queen, and king sizing, and 19 styles).

9. And luxurious sheets that'll make them feel like they're staying in a 5-star hotel every night instead of their own home. Only the best for your fam!

the sheets in eggplant purple
Amazon

Promising review: "Really happy with these sheets. They are a great value and we really like them in our master bedroom. They're very soft and smooth. I like to be warm at night and my husband likes to stay cool, and these manage to fit the bill for both of us. " —Tiffany Heidenthal

Shipping info: 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 them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizing and 13 colors).

10. A splurge-worthy Yeti cooler for your parents who love to take road trips and splurge on a ton of local food items but never have enough room to store them in the car.

a model carrying a tan yeti cooler to a boat
Yeti

I gifted one of these to my sister and she was absolutely overjoyed. It's quite magical how cold stuff stays in these! She recently drove from NC to NY to visit me and brought this empty cooler along with her to fill up with her favorite goodies. She filled it with bagels, chicken rolls, sandwiches, and more — despite her 10+ hour journey home all of her treats made it back safely chilled.

Promising review: "Perfect sizing for a personal hard cooler. Not too heavy, not too big, but it holds an enormous amount of cold goods for a few days. Like all Yetis it's going to keep your goods cold every minute." —Gerald Cook

Shipping info: Order by Dec. 17 for items to be delivered by Dec. 25.

Get it from REI for $249.98 (available in three colors).

11. Or a stylish Corkcicle cooler bag if you're more than likely to find your parents tossing some wine and cheese into a plastic bag before heading to the beach — this bag will be a welcomed upgrade.

a light pink cooler back pack filled with ice
Corkcicle

Promising review: "I love this bag! I take it to the beach and it's so lightweight and convenient. I love that it frees up my hands to carry tote bags, a beach umbrella, and beach chairs. I bought one as a gift for my friend too and plan to buy more." —Mutya B.

Shipping info: Express one-to-two-day shipping options are available at an additional cost.

Get it from Corckcicle for $119.96 (available in six colors).

12. A subscription to Atlas Coffee Club to bring aromatic, fresh beans from all over the world right to their front door.

Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed, atlascoffeeclub / Via instagram.com

My fellow BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo tried out Atlas Coffee Club and only had good things to say:

"My first observation after opening the box was the smell. It smells FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC. It also comes with sweet postcards from the cities where the batches are from, so the entire experience feels so lovely and personal. As for the coffee itself, it's heavenly. I am used to store-bought coffee — which yes, is fine — but both of these tasted incredibly fresh and different from each other. The Peruvian coffee has this dark, almost chocolate taste to it, so I imagine it would be delicious with a morning sweet treat (maybe I should start eating pie every day?). The Colombian batch, on the other hand, was a little lighter roast-wise but still had delicious notes of rich sweetness. TL;DR: both of them were incredible both in taste and quality."

Shipping info: Subscriptions ship either every two weeks or every four weeks.

Not yet convinced? Check out our full review of Atlas Coffee Club here!

Get a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club for $9+ (available in a half bag, single bag, or double bag and shipments every two or four weeks).

13. A faux-fur throw blanket, so soft you'll want to buy two of so Mom and Dad don't have to fight over it.

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Promising review: "I bought this kinda on a whim. I love fuzzy blankets and have a hard time finding one that is soft, big enough, warm enough, has the right weight, and doesn't cost a fortune. This one fit the bill. It is my new favorite blanket (I have a small collection). It easily covers both my husband and me on our couch with room for the cat to cuddle up in the middle. It's warm but not warm enough to make you start sweating. It's heavy enough but you also don't feel like you have 50 lbs of blanket sitting on you." —vafalla

Shipping info: 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 $34.99+ (available in two styles and three colors)

14. Or a hand-woven blanket complete with fringe detailing you can use to cover up the wine stain you somehow managed to get on their couch during Thanksgiving. All anyone will want to know is where they found such a fabulous throw.

a customer's photo of the woven blanket in grey and white with mustard yellow accents
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Promising review: "I absolutely adore this throw. I read through the comments about it being rough; it's not meant to be cashmere and I don't find it rough in the least. It's soft as it should be based on the thread used. The tassels are not loose threads. I like the look and the unfinished metallic mustard thread adds character. It's a beautiful pattern and the throw works perfectly with my sofa. I can't wait to read my book and cuddle with it." —K. Gabriel

Shipping info: 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 $49.99 (available in four styles).

15. A cleaning pen to help your jewelry-obsessed parent keep their gems sparkling.

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This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I've ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they'll nearly blind you. I've used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings. Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stik.

Promising review: "My life has changed since I discovered this. I was previously using a toothbrush and found that it just wasn't getting all the gunk underneath my diamond. I have no idea what kind of magic is in this cleaning stick but my ring looks brand-new after cleaning. The bristles are soft and firm at the same time, allowing you to get all around the prongs and underneath the stone." —Ay

Shipping info: 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.

16. A Facebook Portal, a must-have if you and your parents live on different ends of the country — it'll provide you with a way to feel connected and hang out at any time (which may be a blessing and a curse if your mom is like mine and wants to chat 24/7 😉).

a mom and child video chatting on a portal with a grandparent
Portal by Facebook

Promising review: "One of my favorite gifts I have purchased for my mother. She loves Facebook and now that I have moved out of the house, she can easily video call me without worrying about if her phone is going to die. My nephew loves the effects that you can use while you're on a call. Overall, great purchase!" —Alex

Shipping info: One-day free shipping available.

Get it from Portal by Facebook for $79 (available in black or white).

17. A dynamic sneaker they likely wore in the '90s and will be overwhelmed with nostalgia about adding them to their shoe collection once again.

a white yellow and black chunky sneaker
CAT Footwear

Promising review: "My profession requires me to be on my feet all day, these black Cat Intruders ROCK! They have not been off of my feet since I received them. I love them so much that I purchased them in white also." —CATLady47

Shipping info: Orders are typically delivered in two to six business days, but you can also upgrade to Express or Rush shipping.

Get them from CAT Footwear for $115 (available in unisex sizes 3.5–14 and seven styles).

18. LED strip lights for the back of their TV or computer monitor that'll add some extra mood lighting to any room and are said to help prevent eyestrain. Go ahead, watch Netflix for days on end without concern.

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You can choose from 16 colors and brightness adjustment levels.

Promising review: "I purchased these to back light my computer monitors and they work great. Very easy to apply (peel and stick) and easy to configure. Sixteen different colors, including white, can be selected via the remote control plus dimming. I think that background lighting can be more useful for computer monitors since you sit so much closer to them than your television. Also, the light given off by your monitor tends to be harsher since you are often viewing documents or other scenes with a white background. I'm thinking of purchasing longer strips of these lights to use as under-cabinet kitchen lighting or even to illuminate the toe kick area. You could set different moods by adjusting the intensity and color." —GMak

Shipping info: 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 them from Amazon for $13.99.

19. An oversized Madewell tote your mom will absolutely love because it isn't "over-the-top" and will have room for ALL of her random necessities — yes, even that spare packet of tissues and a Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon from 2009.

Madewell

I've gotten one of these as a gift and have given one to my sister as well. It's my favorite bag to date! It has a small pocket inside you can pop your phone into (or anything else you'd be looking to grab in a hurry) and has so much space. I've even fit my laptop into it! The straps are sturdy and I love that this version also has a chic suede stripe down the middle. The best part? You can add your mom's initials for an extra special touch.

Shipping info: Orders with Standard shipping are typically delivered within three to six business days, but you can also upgrade to Expedited or Overnight shipping.

Get it from Madewell for $168 (available in two colors).

20. Or a chic black belt bag to store all of their necessities and finally put an end to their habit of overloading their bag with a ton of stuff they simply never use.

a model wearing a black belt bag
Anne Cate

Anne Cate is a woman-owned small business based in Cleveland, Ohio, that creates entirely handmade products using ethically sourced, high-quality materials.

Shipping info: Orders are processed within two to five business days, but most orders ship out within 24 hours. Expedited two-day and one-day shipping options are available at additional cost.

Get it from Anne Cate for $35.

21. A set of Oxo Pop containers that'll match all of their appliances and keep their pantry so neat and orderly Marie Kondo would burst into tears of joy upon seeing it.

an array of the pop containers in a nicely organized pantry
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I have a bunch of Pop containers and I'll never go back to anything else. They create such a nice seal at the top, they're oddly fun to open and close, and they look so clean, even when filled to the top.

Promising review: "I've been using one of these for popcorn storage for years now and recently have bought several sets in different sizes to organize my pantry and countertops. I love how closely together they fit so that I can use every bit of space. The lids fit tightly and are interchangeable between units of the same size. The large ones come with scoops that snap onto the underside of the lid. I've got these in four sizes and I love them all!" —Marilyn WK

Shipping info: 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 five from Amazon for $51.35.

22. A towel from Havly that'll get softer each time they wash it — they've spent years raising your annoying butt, don't you think they deserve something soft to dry off theirs?

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My husband and I have these towels and they are unbelievably soft. They're thicker than most of my towels but seemingly take up less space. The loop to hang them seems super sturdy which is an added bonus. Definitely pick up a set for each of your parents.

Promising review: "I love everything about these towels. They are the *perfect* size, well-made, very soft, very absorbent, and they dry quickly. The loop for hanging is great and I love that it comes in different colors so everyone knows which towel is theirs. I ordered four towels with three different color loops...all colors looked as they did online. They shipped quickly. I love everything about these. I will definitely be ordering more!" —Nicole S.

Shipping info: Orders will typically arrive within five to seven days.

Get it from Havly for $55 (available in eight styles).

23. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of their oven from any overflow/oozing and let them continue on pretending they're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry free.

the mat in the bottom of an oven with apple pie drippings on it
Amazon

Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

Shipping info: 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 pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

24. A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and'll keep their sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. When the mood strikes to bake something delicious they won't have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.

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Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

Shipping info: 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 $4.75 (available in three styles).

25. A rustic wooden stand that'll hold their cookbook or tablet so they'll be able to follow along with any recipe hands-free (here's to hoping it's for their famous chocolate chip cookies you've been craving).

the wooden cookbook holder that is somewhat shaped like a cutting board
Amazon

Promising review "This cutting board style wood cookbook and iPad stand holder is very nice! I like the style and the convenience of having it in the kitchen. It doesn't take up too much counter space and works very well for my cookbook." —Jynnifer

Shipping info: 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 $27.99+ (available in three styles).

26. A set of satin pillowcases to make them feel like they're living a life of luxury while also improving breakage, tangles, and frizz in their hair.

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Promising review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made, and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!!!" —shawnellnewberry

Shipping info: 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 them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

27. A handheld knife sharpener they can use to bring their most used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying their countertop or cutting boards.

a model using the tiny sharpener to revive their knife
Amazon

Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Rodrigo

Shipping info: 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 (available in three colors).

Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

28. A tabletop fireplace with removable glass so they can enjoy a freshly made s'mores any time of year — yum.

The small tabletop fireplace with rocks and a small flame
One Man Garage / Etsy

You can order this with or without the sand and rocks. The only thing that you will need to purchase separately is the 2.6-oz. gel fuel cans, which you can get from Amazon. 1Man1Garage is a small business based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Promising review: "Absolutely wonderful! It’s a great little addition to our patio and we decided to use Sterno so we can roast marshmallows! We love the craftsmanship on it and think it is well made! Perfect!!!" —Andrea Lavender

Shipping info: Orders ship within two to four days of your order being placed, however you can also add a "Fast Pass" to ensure next-day shipping.

Get it from 1Man1Garage on Etsy for $20.40.

29. Marble candleholders and taper candles to replace the ones you accidentally knocked over and destroyed as a kid — your mom will definitely appreciate them.

Snowe Home

Shipping info: Standard ground shipping takes two to seven business days for a flat rate of $5; Expedited shipping options are available for an additional cost.

Get them from Snowe Home: Marble candleholders for $28 (available in four styles), taper candles for $16 (available in six colors).

30. An Always Pan, complete with a nonstick surface, a vented top, a mesh basket for steaming, and a high-quality spoon that hooks onto the handle — they'll basically only ever want to use this pan. My apologies to their current ones.

Our Place, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed editor Bek O'Connell loves her Our Place pan:

"I have and love this pan! It just feels really nice to hold. The nesting spoon is absolutely genius, everything cooks evenly, and food just glides right off with minimal effort. If you hate scrubbing, consider getting this! Also, Our Place was founded by Shiza Shahid, along with Amir Tehrani and Zach Rosner. She's a Pakistani social entrepreneur who also cofounded the nonprofit Malala Fund, which promotes education for young girls."

Shipping info: All orders with in-stock items take up to three business days to process before being shipped and will arrived in 8–14 business days. You can also choose to upgrade to "Quick" and "Quicker" shipping, which will cut down delivery times.

Get it from Our Place for $99 (available in six colors).

Check out our full review of Our Place's Always Pan.

31. A set of socks to keep your loved one's toes toasty all winter long — beware, you'll probably want to pick up some for yourself!

Amazon

Promising review: "These are wonderful socks. Soft and warm and not itchy at all like socks with such a high percentage of wool can be. They fit perfectly, hugging your foot instead of slipping around like a sloppy mess. Love the muted colors as well. Thinking about getting more in other colors!" —Debra A. Scott

Shipping info: 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 five-pair pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 19 styles).

32. A pack of colorful silicone straws they can use with their morning cup of iced coffee.

Amazon

Promising review: "I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little plastic bag that you can store them in, and the straw cleaner as well! I don't usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to Oceana if you leave a review, and that's a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to Oceana. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!" —Amazon Customer

Shipping info: 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 pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.95.

33. Or a collapsible straw your mom can keep in her purse for spontaneous Starbucks runs (you and I both know she's glad they're not using straws anymore but still prefers to drink her iced latte through one).

two models holding a starbucks drink each with a different finalstraw in it
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Promising review: "I love my final straw so much, I’ve ordered one for everyone in my family for Christmas and gave them as party gifts at my birthday. Thank you for this invention and investment in our future! Easy to keep strapped to a backpack or a keychain — great to keep an extra in the car... all the colors are awesome and you can’t go wrong with any of the choices. I also love bubble tea and have enjoyed the biggie straw so much I ordered extra for my shake-/malt-/bubble-tea-loving friends." —Andrew Csavoy

Shipping info: Orders are processed within two hours of being placed.

Get them from FinalStraw: stainless steel version for $19.95 (available in two straw colors and six case colors), biggie straw version for $12.95 (available in five straw and case colors).

34. An ice roller, which is said to help decrease under-eye puffiness, minimize fine lines, and shrink the look of pores — as well as to relieve headaches and sore muscles.

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My sister bought this for me and I'm obsessed with it — which is why I know it's awesome! It's my favorite thing to start my pampering with, but I also use it in the morning before I apply any makeup. All you have to do is pop the separate roller piece into your freezer and you'll be ready to de-puff in no time.

Promising review: "Extremely affordable and feels great on my face right when I wake up in the morning!! I can feel the difference after a couple of rolls along my puffy eyes and face. It soothes my puffiness with the cold but bearable feeling. And it does stay cool for a good amount of time. Best thing is it's not a watery mess." —Tammy N.

Shipping info: 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 $21.99 (available in eight colors).

35. A Poo-Pourri holiday scent to transform any stinky situation into one Santa would approve of.

a blue bottle of "yule logs" poo-pourri
Amazon

Not to get *too* detailed about my bathroom situation, but I've introduced Poo-Pourri into our home and it has made a huge difference. You only need one or two sprays directly into your toilet before you *do your business* for it to cover up any unpleasant smells. My husband even walked into the bathroom recently and said "it smells so good in here" and I promptly said "AHA! IT'S THE POO-POURRI!" He said "ew" and walked away — but it is proof it really works!

Shipping info: 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 $9.70 (available in four scents).

36. A Sips By subscription box, perfect for any tea drinker who wants to *mix up* their go-to flavors with personalized, carefully selected options each month.

sipsby / Via instagram.com, Sips by

Personalization is key! They'll create a free profile, answer some questions, then enjoy the four curated teas that have been selected just for them! Sips by has over 150 tea brands in their line up, so they'll always get a chance to enjoy something new. I've also personally tried out this subscription box and can confirm it is *delightful*.

Shipping info: Subscription boxes ship once a month.

Get it from Sips by for $15 a month.

37. Star Wars appetizer plates, which will certainly come in handy when you and your family sit down to watch/critique the upcoming The Book of Boba Fett series.

Corelle

This galactic set comes with four appetizer plates with Star Wars doodles on each one.

Shipping info (for Amazon): 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 them from Amazon for $39.99 or Corelle for $25.

38. A 12-inch foam roller they'll surprisingly get a lot of use of even if they aren't a gym rat. It's perfect for loosening the muscles in their back/legs after sitting at a desk all day (or stress-induced tension).

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I have this little foam roller and use it almost every night. I roll my spine over it and it releases all the tension in a series of very satisfying cracks. Get one — add it into your pre-bedtime ritual!

Promising review: "My chiropractor recommended I buy the 36" version of this for some daily routine back stretching to do at home. This product has been amazing for stretching, and massaging sore muscles throughout my back and shoulders. I feel very supported by this roller and have had no issues with it thus far. I weigh 200 pounds and have yet to damage this roller after weeks of use. Overall very pleased with this product. And at such a great price, I honestly can't find a single negative remark to note about it." —Luke Marrs

Shipping info: 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 $10.49+ (available in four sizes and seven styles).

39. Cut-resistant gloves — a must-have for any parent who isn't super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.

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You can even pop these in the washing machine for a thorough cleaning.

Promising review: "After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren't happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don't have to worry about slicing off our fingers!" —That Author Guy's Wife

Shipping info: 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 them from Amazon for $9.76 (available in sizes S—XL).

40. A car seat gap filler, so they'll never have to fret about dropping their phone or a rogue french fry into a seemingly endless abyss never to be found again.

a reviewer's car with the seat gap filler in it
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Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this." —Tessa Forbes

Shipping info: 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 $17.49.

41. A luxurious pet bed that'll seem like a gift for the family dog but will actually serve as a present for your parents, who are tired of Fido getting all up in their personal space.

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My sister's 1-year-old golden retriever, Mac, can be quite the handful. He developed a charming habit of grabbing his beds and flinging them around the house until they were basically destroyed 🙃. As someone who researches products for a living, I helped do some digging to find her a bed that's both sturdy and aesthetically pleasing — we landed on the Topology pet bed. It's nice to look at, but more importantly the memory foam mattress is zipped on top of it so Mac can't carry it around!

Shipping info: Orders are typically shipped within two days.

Get it from Omlet for $65+ (available in S–L, five toppers, and 10 leg styles).

42. A stainless-steel ring that doubles as a fidget spinner that'll help keep your parent calm, cool, and collected in stressful times.

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Promising review: "I've had this ring for about two weeks now and just had to write a review. I've had the nervous/bored habit of picking at my fingers since I was a kid. I can't remember the last time I've not had at least one nail bed torn up and bloody. For people with similar habits, I can't recommend this ring enough. It's a great, nondistracting way to redirect fidgety behaviors. I've worn it every day since receiving it and for the first time in years I have intact nail beds! Every time I catch myself starting to pick at a dry patch of skin or uneven cuticle on my finger, I rotate the ring a few times and the impulse disappears." —KGL

Shipping info: 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 sizes 4–12 and six styles).

43. A massage roller they can use to apply acupressure on the bothersome parts of their feet to make them feel fantastic before heading off to bed. It's so easy to use they can roll away without taking their eyes off of the TV.

the wooden foot rest with multiple rollers under each foot
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Promising review: "I’ve been having so many issues with my feet the last few years. My feet hurt so bad, it’s made me become a hermit. I’ve had tendinitis in both and now plantar fasciitis. I get foot cramps all the time. After just one day with this under my desk at work, I feel a huge difference. My feet no longer feel tight and painful. They feel tingly — in a good way. I look forward to being able to go for a walk and not have to rest along the way. I know it’s meant for feet but I may try it out on my calves. I also love that it’s small, looks nice and doesn’t slide around. I highly recommended this for anyone, foot issues or not, if you sit a lot. Nice way to keep the blood flowing when stuck at a desk." —Vanessa Thomas

Shipping info: 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 $17.95.

44. A supportive bath pillow, a must-have for anyone who desperately needs to soak the stress of their day away.

the squishy white back pillow in a tub
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Promising review: "My husband bought this for me because I LOVE taking baths; it's a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day, but I've recently had some health problems which has caused me to lose a lot of weight and taking baths has become excruciating. Due to the lack of extra cushion back there now, lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones, and I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be taking baths anymore. But, GOOD NEWS, this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I had always had this pillow. It's soooo comfortable! I could almost nap in the tub (but don't!)." —Amazon Customer

Shipping info: 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 $26.79+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

45. A bread box that'll look *so* charming on their kitchen counter and give them yet another reason to bake something this weekend.

The light wooden bread box with two shelves full of baked foods and a sliding door
Nature Above / Etsy

Nature Above is a small business based in Brooklyn, New York.

Promising review: "The product is well made and fits the item description. The assembly required two people, one to hold the pieces in places and another to screw in the screws, but was relatively easy to do." —Olivia Rayburn

Shipping info: Orders typically arrive within three to seven business days.

Get it from Nature Above on Etsy for $45.99.

46. A collapsible Stojo cup they can use to bring their fave hot beverage on their errands then simply squish it down and pop it into their bag without a worry it won't be able to fit.

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I have one of these cool cups and have been really impressed with it. I use it on early mornings when I'm craving a cup of hot tea but have to run some errands. It pops open really easily, feels very durable, and keeps my drink hot.

Promising review: "Love this cup. I was originally turned off to it due to the size of the top section, however it's not as big as it looks online and it's the perfect size. It will fit most purses but not likely women's pant pockets. After filling it with water I shook the cup and there was no leaking. Even after I finished my latte and collapsed the cup there was no residue leakage at all. The cup didn't get excessively hot either. The cup also had mL markers on the inside which is wonderful. I highly recommend this product!" —HR

Shipping info: 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 three sizes and 16 colors).

47. Waterproof hiking shoes your dad will love not only for outdoor adventures but for when he's gardening (or at least that's why *my* dad requests a fresh pair each year).

gray sneakers with treads
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Promising review: "These waterproof sneakers are lightweight to wear and keep you dry when working in damp/wet conditions. Whether you wear them as casual shoes in bad weather or on the job, they will keep your feet dry and comfortable! You'll love these right down to the design of the sole tread. These are my hubby's second pair in a couple years. They wear well and wash well too! I just take the inner shoe liner out and hand wash. Yes, we'd buy them again! He says they are very comfortable, toe area is roomy enough he doesn't need a wide width, flexible fit from the box." —macdragonflies

Shipping info: 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 them from Amazon for $72.99+ (available in men's sizes 7–15, in regular and wide widths, and nine styles).

48. A PhoneSoap UV sanitizer they can toss their phone into for a quick 10 minutes after they get home to get rid of the grime that's surely lurking everywhere we go.

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I have one of these bad boys and can validate that it is SO easy to use. I pop my phone into it when I get in the shower and click the lil' button on the front to start the cleaning process. You can also charge your phone while it's inside the machine. Fellow germaphobes — you can thank me later.

Promising review: "Bought this along with a set of agar plates to test it for ourselves. We swabbed my daughter's and husband's phones before and after use. It does work. We are very happy with the product." —Ginger

Shipping info: 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 $47.97+ (available in five colors).

49. And a three-wick candle from Bath & Body Works your mom is likely expecting you to gift her, so don't disappoint!

three holiday-themed three-wick candles
Bath and Body Works

I am a loooong-time fan of Bath & Body Works and have been treating myself to their seasonal candles for as long as I can remember — so why would this year be any different? I love getting them for all the people in my life. It's an easy gift that everyone enjoys, and BBW has *so* many scents to choose from it's all too easy to find one that everyone on your list enjoys. I also love how pretty the holiday jars look, especially when they're lit.

Shipping info: Standard shipping orders will ship in three to seven business days. You can also upgrade to expedited or overnight shipping.

Get it from Bath & Body Works for $25.50 (available in 176 scents).

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