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63 Futuristic Gifts That’ll Make Them Feel Like They're Living In 3021

These gift ideas say "the future is now."

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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 lightsaber umbrella so they can use the Force to fend off the rain.

A person holding the umbrella, which has a shaft that glows like a lightsaber
Amazon

It's powered by three AAA batteries and has seven LED color options. There's an on/off button as well as a flashlight on the bottom!

Promising review: "This umbrella ROCKS! It was a gift for my husband. It dries quickly so he doesn't have to carry around a dripping umbrella. The 'saber' aspect of it has the option to choose a color or even have them alternate. They all look really vivid and beautiful, especially at night. The flashlight on the bottom is really helpful at night when we're walking our dog, too. My husband gets tons of comments on this umbrella, and I plan to buy more in the future. Really, it's the coolest umbrella ever." —TrivialShark388

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 two colors).

2. An Oculus Go VR headset that'll transport them to another place with completely immersive viewing and gaming so they can shut out the world around them for a little while.

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Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Oculus Go!

Here's an excerpt: "Many of the games (at least the ones I've braved) are super satisfying in how simple they are. Wanna walk around a park and hang out with some dinosaurs? Sure. Spend 10 minutes watching a time-lapse of a breathtaking aurora? Yeah, I'm gonna. These apps don't need cheap tricks to trick your brain into being there. You're just...there. Like many of the games and apps available with Oculus Go, you control the direction of your person in Mount Wingsuit by turning with your head... it's almost as fun to watch people play this game as it is to actually be playing it." —Mallory Mower

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 $489.99 (available in two sizes).

3. A compact, waterproof coffee mug warmer with three heat settings and an auto-shutoff feature so their hot, life-giving coffee stays the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last — no matter how long it takes them to drink it!

A mug filled with coffee placed on the pink warmer
Amazon

Promising review: "One of those items I didn’t know I needed until I had it. As a busy mom of two little ones, I can’t even remember the last time I got to finish a hot cup of coffee. Until now! This truly kept my coffee warm for literal hours. And I love the wood grain look of it. It’s nice and doesn’t look cheap at all. I’m going to keep it on my desk for when I’m working, and I’ll never go without hot coffee again!" —ADR80

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 eight colors).

4. A rechargeable sonic facial-cleansing brush that gives off sonic pulsations to remove up to 99.5% of dirt, oil, makeup, and dead skin cells while providing gentle exfoliation.

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Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2!

Promising review: "I dried my face with a white towel and there was not a speck of makeup left on the towel, and I didn't have a drop of mascara raccoon-eye look left on my face. This is the cleanest my face has ever been." —hine0108

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 $83.30+ (available in five colors).

5. A TikTok-famous bagless, touchless stationary vacuum to make them wonder why they ever owned a regular dustpan. No more bending over and transporting their filth to the trash can — now they can just sweep directly over to this ingenious device and watch it slurp up every last crumb.

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After debris is collected into the vacuum's canister, an indicator light will turn on to let you know when the canister is full and ready to be emptied out. Pull the canister out and dump debris into the trash without spilling crumbs and dirt everywhere.

See it in action on TikTok here.

Promising review: "Saw it on TikTok and knew I had to have one. I hate cleaning but get annoyed with the clumps of dog hair and bits of things on my kitchen floor...I usually just vacuum my tile with the vacuum which is a pain. This thing is so easy to just sweep things into and it sucks them right up. Sure, it's more expensive than my actual vacuum but I've only had it three days and have used it two times." —Amazon Customer

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 $114 (available in six colors).

6. A seemingly magical stand that appears to use alien technology to hold devices securely in place without magnets or hooks.

An iPhone, held in place by the slanted tablet stand with no ledge to support it
The Grommet

How does this stand keep your device in place? It has a nanofoam pad that uses micro-suction technology — thousands of microscopic suction cups create a vacuum seal when pressed against any device with a flat, metal surface. The mini version can support devices up to 8 inches while the regular version supports devices up to 10.5 inches.

Promising review: "I work from home the majority of time. This ingenious device holds my cellphone for me at the perfect angle so I can see incoming texts, stream music, and check my personal emails. This firmly holds my phone but is still easy to disengage my phone when need be. I don’t know how I ever managed without it. It’s a desk necessity." —Tamara

Check out The Grommet's holiday shipping guide.

Get it from The Grommet for $39.95+ or Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes).

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

7. A rechargeable hand warmer with three temperature levels to choose from for anyone whose hands are always cold. Plus, they can even use it to charge their phone!

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Psst — this is USB rechargeable, and you can even use a power bank or your phone to charge it!

Promising review: "This hand warmer is amazing! My hands are constantly cold and I've tried all sorts of products to help keep them warm but nothing has worked until now. I charge the hand warmer every night with a standard USB charger and the next day, I have hours of warmth. The three temperature settings are very helpful — I use the highest setting when I'm outdoors for long periods of time and the lower settings when I'm indoors (e.g., sitting at my desk or in a cold movie theater). I've already given hand warmers as gifts to several cold-handed friends and family members and they're loving it as well. I hope Ocoopa comes out with a foot warmer next!" —Riva Kupritz

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 nine colors).

8. A moon-shaped handheld light in case they want to feel like a space giant lurking in our solar system. One thing's for sure, they'll definitely be ~over the moon~ for this gift!

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Promising review: "I originally bought the 7-inch moon for my husband as a gift of 'I love you to the moon and back' for our anniversary... Well, I loved his moon so much that I kept stealing it from our bedroom and taking it to the living room. So I bought myself the 5.9-inch moon to compare sizes and have one to call my own. As it turns out, the slightly smaller 5.9-inch one is just as amazing as the 7-inch. These moons charge up fast with a cord (with a cool 'blue moon' color when charging) and then once charged, they are completely free from cords or any connection dependence. They light up with a very detailed real moon surface design in white or yellow, and it will totally mesmerize you. You can literally 'hold the whole moon in your hand' and use it as a cordless and battery-free lamp, a night-light, a lantern, or quasi-candle in the dark. The wood stand is sleek and super easy to assemble, and is a perfect accent to any room decor. These moons are the best gift for friends, family, coworkers, kids, pets, and spouses. My #1 purchase pick for 2020!" —Amazon Customer

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 four sizes).

9. A motion sensor trash can designed to smoothly and quietly open up with a simple wave of your hand so they can feel like a magician every time you have to throw something away.

The stainless steel trash can placed next to a kitchen counter
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Promising review: "I know, I know! It's crazy to be in love with a trash can, but I am. This thing is just great! Smooth, quiet, sleek — and the semi-round shape and footprint (size) was critical to where it could fit in my small kitchen! Now, you are talking to someone who, for years, never used a real trash can and only relied on loose grocery shopping bags for their trash. I didn't know what I was missing!" —Amazonshrimpy

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 $165.18+ (available in four finishes).

10. A smart–reusable notebook — it'll blast their handwritten notes and doodles straight to their preferred cloud service so they can save them forever. And once it's full, they can just throw it *in the microwave* to erase all of the pages at once so they can start fresh without constantly having to buy a new notebook!

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It's only compatible with Pilot FriXion pens (one is included with the notebook).

Promising review: "I love it! I will admit that the transition from paper to digital when it comes to notes is not an easy one for me, but this is a fabulous way to sort of split the difference. You still have the action of writing (which I find really important in meetings and brainstorming sessions) but without the consumption of paper and countless notebooks. And, being able to throw things into the cloud makes them accessible no matter where you're working — handy." —Meredith

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 $21.10+ (available in two sizes and ten colors).

11. A tiny Bluetooth speaker that has no business sounding as incredible as it somehow does.

A person holding the small cylindrical speaker between their fingers
Amazon

It comes with a travel case.

Promising review: "I love this little guy!! The sound quality is HUGE for such a small speaker. The battery life is wild! I have used this speaker for four or five days at about seven hours a day and just today, for the first time, had to charge it! It starts beeping when it gets down to 30%. I plugged it into my fast charger for my phone and it charged up while I was listening to it and only took an hour or so to charge up. It is also so easy to connect to your Bluetooth on your phone. I would definitely recommend this little guy to everyone! Will be getting another one for my husband! There are no directions really that comes with it, but you just pair it too your Bluetooth and on it comes!! You will not be disappointed in this little speaker! Buy it!! —Laurie A. White

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 $15.99+ (available in three colors).

12. A robot vacuum — it'll actually do an efficient job so they can take vacuuming off of their to-do list.

A child sleeping on the floor as the robot vacuum is running
Amazon

This robo-vac has an infrared sensor for evading obstacles and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. It also automatically recharges so it's always ready to clean. It comes with a remote control (two AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties. It can clean continuously for up to 100 minutes.

Promising review: "We are very pleased with our Eufy, which we named Sneaky Pete because he is very quiet and can sneak up on you. We run him twice a day and are always surprised how much grime and pet hair he picks up. The instructions are simple and clear. Cleaning is super easy. He travels under beds and couches where we would not normally be able to reach with the traditional vacuum. After comparing all of the leading robo-vacs, we chose the Eufy because it was rated as high as expensive ones and was less than half of the cost. We chose well. Like all robo-vacs, Pete will become confused on an area that is black due to the anti-fall safety feature. Like a black patch of a rug. But, we don't hold that against him. Our dog is totally indifferent to Pete, which is another pleasant surprise. We are very happy with our Eufy." —Dahna Brinkley

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 $137.98 (available in two colors).

13. A super-slim wireless charger to make their desktop look way fancier.

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Promising review: "One of the most aesthetically pleasing wireless chargers I've ever seen and used. I've tried different ones and they either take too long to charge and get hot or are bulky. This one is perfect for leaving at home, work, and taking with you to travel." —Ken

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 $12.98+ (available in eight colors).

14. Or a handmade wood wireless charger for anyone who likes combining their tech products with a more naturalistic aesthetic.

A smartphone resting on a geometric walnut wood charger with a flat top
Uncommon Goods

The wireless charging system is compatible with recent models of Apple, Samsung, and Google phones.

Promising review: "A work of art that doubles as a wireless charger! I was so pleased with this purchase. The wood and craftsmanship are of good quality, and it has a nice weight to it. I love how stylish it is — not an eyesore like many gadgets. It blends in perfectly and looks like part of the decor." —D-Nice

Economy: seven to nine business days
Standard: three to seven business days
Expedited: two to three business days
Express: one to two business days

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $99.

15. A trending rotating digital alarm clock/device charger they've probably seen on TikTok because everyone is obsessed with it. And with good reason! It's cool mirrored screen features an extra-large LED display that makes it easy to catch a quick glance of the time even from a distance *and* it will auto-dim during their sleep time (although it's manually dimmable too)!  Plus, it has two charging ports so they can charge the clock *and* their other devices simultaneously. And finally, it's got a big ol' snooze button so they can quickly and easily silence the numerous alarms they set before the one that actually means it's time to wake up.

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You can check out the TikTok featuring the mirrored digital alarm clock to see it in action!

Promising review: "Love love love this clock...sleek and definitely a statement piece. Alarm is subtle it will definitely wake you up however it will not scare the bejesus out of you. Love the extra ports on the side to charge other things with it." —Meika B.

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 $20.59+ (available in seven colors).

16. A smart–bottle attachment that'll be their little hydration helper by tracking when they take a sip of water and blinking to remind them when it's time to drink more to avoid the dreaded dehydration headache.

The tear-drop shaped hydration tracker hooked onto a silicone band, which is then attached to a glass water bottle
Amazon

It works on any water bottle!

Promising review: "I have a really hard time remembering to drink water at work because I am on the computer all day. This device is great because it flashes when I forget and I can see it even if I am on a call or engrossed in an order. I would highly recommend." —Kelley K. Lamb

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 $25 (available in five styles).

17. An antioxidant-rich magnetic mask to help extract impurities. It'll lift right off with the included magnetic wand!

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Promising review: "I’ve seen a few videos about this mask and had to try it myself. It’s amazing! It’s fun, smells so good, and leaves my skin feeling soft. My skin has never felt this good, and I used to work for a high-end makeup retailer and have tried all the expensive creams and serums." —Jessymessy

Check out Target's shipping info here.

Get it from Target for $24.

18. A wireless pocket projector in case they wanna be able to whip a full-on cinema experience out of their pocket whenever and wherever they want.

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BuzzFeeder Yi Yang has this and loves it! Here's why:

"I actually own and love this pocket projector. Despite its compact size, this little guy can actually project quite far (I tested it at 14 feet or so, and the image measures approximately 50 inches by 60 inches). I’ve used it to watch films and shows, and it truly feels like I have my own personal movie theater. (The darker the room, the clearer and crisper the images are, so I always use it at night with the lights out. However, blackout shades would work, too!) It can connect to a phone or computer, AND it has its own speakers (though you can connect it to an external speaker as well). For longer binge sessions, I like to have it plugged in so it doesn’t run out of juice, but it can last through a couple of 40-minute episodes unplugged just fine. The best part is once I’m done with it, it fits nicely into my drawers for storage. Easy peasy."

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 $169.99.

19. A magic-looking automatic pan stirrer ingeniously designed so they can stop avoiding those recipes that call for lengthy continuous stirring. It even has a built-in timer, so they can let it take over at the stove while they bask in the glory of their newfound free time.

The three-pronged stirrer in a pan
UncommonGoods

Promising review: "Honestly I laughed at myself for buying this. I stopped laughing the first time I used it! What a help! It freed me up to do other things while it stirred the sauce that needed constant attention. Bought another one! Not laughing now!" —Luvdvm

Economy: seven to nine business days
Standard: three to seven business days
Expedited: two to three business days
Express: one to two business days

Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

20. Or a hands-free pot stirrer because spending a half hour stirring a pot of soup doesn't sound like the best use of their time when they could just let this magic device take over.

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Promising review: "I enjoy soups and puddings but hate to stand at the stove for 30 minutes or whatever making sure the milk doesn't burn. The StirMate solved my problem. I would recommend this item to everyone who cooks; what a great help in the kitchen." —Mary Jarvis

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 $66.81.

21. A mini bag sealer so their snacks'll stay fresh even if they've already been digging in.

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Promising review: "This product is great at keeping food fresh! Make sure to press for a few seconds to preheat before using on a bag. The cutter is more challenging to use but I find just opening the bag like normal and then resealing is plenty easy. Great value for the money. I didn’t realize the listing included two. So now we keep one in the kitchen and one in the living room. :)" —Kayla Smith

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 $15.99+ (available in four colors).

22. A magnetic balance light that looks like it was brought back in a time machine.

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Promising review: "Love this lamp and it looks soooo cool. Have it on my desk, doesn’t use too much space and it works great." —Daniyela Banar

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 $69.95+ (available four colors).

23. A cold brew coffee maker so they can stop overpaying for their fave daily beverage. Just add coffee to the brewer and water to the coffee maker, shake it up, then put it in the fridge overnight and that's it! This awesome device features an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks! 

reviewer demonstrating how to load the coffee maker and shake it
The pitcher full of cold brew next to a cup of iced coffee

Promising review: "I have been drinking caffeinated beverages every day for half my life. Usually brewing hot then cooling it down with ice was quite a process to do every morning. Then I came across this cold brew pitcher and thought I'd give it a try. It's great, easy to use and clean, very convenient, lasts for a couple weeks, I love it! Making a pitcher of coffee take less time than a normal brewer and makes enough for at least one cup a day for about a week, depending on how much coffee concentrate is used. I haven't used my normal coffee or espresso machine since I got this cold brew system. The coffee seems to taste better as well, not a huge difference but it's somewhat noticeable." —Jeremy Birnbaum

Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Tayeka cold brew coffee maker for more 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 $19.95+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

24. A bidet because the time has come to ~bidet~ sincere farewell to fully relying on toilet paper. This attachment is easy to install (no plumber needed!), will help them cut down your TP usage, and will make them feel so much cleaner and refreshed after going #2. It's a bold gift, sure, but before you ~poo poo~ it, consider how much they might actually appreciate it!

The bidet, attached to the side of a toilet
Amazon

Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of this bidet!

Promising reviews: "Speaking as a hirsute gentleman, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting and that sparkling-clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower.

"The unit took me all of about 10 minutes to install on my existing toilet with only a wrench. The easy-to-control flow valve allows for a full range of cleaning, from 'gentle trickling stream' to 'full-on Silkwood decontamination,' ensuring the end of your bowel movement leaves you feeling cleaner and more refreshed than using just toilet paper alone. Even flushable wet wipes pale in comparison." —Mercury

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 $36.27+ (available in two colors).

25. A makeup brush cleaner that'll do most of the work for them — and faster! It swirls brushes in soapy water until leftover makeup, dead skin cells, dirt, and debris are gone, and then spins the brush until it's dry.

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This set comes with the brush spinner, the charging station, eight rubber collars, a glass bowl, a bowl splash guard ring, a manual, and a 140-mL bottle of the makeup-cleaning solution.

Just three quick steps to clean makeup brushes: 1) dip and dunk your brush in water and cleaning solution; 2) spin to rinse; 3) spin to dry. The base is rechargeable so your spinner will always be charged and ready to go.

Promising review: "Works AMAZINGLY well! Had all my brushes clean and looking brand new in the time it normally would have taken to hand-wash one brush. If you hate cleaning your brushes, then you need this product. So easy and fun! I only wish I would have bought this sooner!" —Tellie82

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 two colors).

26. A set of long-distance lamps so that every time you touch yours, theirs lights up, letting them know that you're thinking about them. It works the same way on their end too!

A person placing their hand on the long distance lamp as it emits a blue glow. The light looks like four smooth wood pieces attached by metal rods
Uncommon Goods

Promising review: "This was an impulse buy at the beginning of quarantine. I purchased five — for us, my mother-in-law, my father-in-law and his wife, my sister-in-law and her family, my brother-in-law and his family. It was a way for us to let folks know we were thinking of them. It became all the more important when my father-in-law passed away three weeks into the shelter in place. Suddenly connection meant so much more. Without being able to gather and mourn together, watching the colors change throughout the day (and night) has been such a vital touchstone. I have never been happier with an impulse purchase." —Auban

Economy: seven to nine business days
Standard: three to seven business days
Expedited: two to three business days
Express: one to two business days

Get a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $198 (also sold individually for $99 each).

27. A Furbo dog camera — it'll allow them to check in on their pet and even talk to them or give them a treat using the Furbo app on their phone, which will also send a push notification if it detects barking, so they can be rest assured that everything's OK with their BFF.

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Free two-day shipping available.

Get it from Furbo for $118 (originally $249).

28. A flexible universal tablet stand that'll hold up their tablet so they can keep their hands free! It's designed so they can use it while sitting, lying down, or even on uneven surfaces. Plus, the legs fold for easy storage.

the black tablet holder with four legs over a model's legs, showing how it holds the tablet easily
The Grommet

BTW — Tablift is a small business created by Scott Blevins after he had trouble finding a tablet stand for his bed. This is compatible with Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and most other tablets (but you may have to remove the case in some cases).

Check out The Grommet's holiday shipping guide.

Get it from Amazon or from The Grommet for $39.95.

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

29. A smartphone sanitizer — it'll simultaneously sanitize *and* charge their phone so they can forget about trying to wipe down every crevice with different cleaners and anxiously wondering if it'll mess up their screen or seep into the headphone jack. Now they can just set their phone in this case, and the UV light will zap 99.99% of the uninvited germs clinging to their phone while the USB port gets them back to fully charged.

A phone inside of the smartphone sanitizer in periwinkle
PhoneSoap

PhoneSoap is a small business that creates products to help you keep your phone germ free.

Promising review: "I love that I can put my phone in there after I get home and it is sanitized in no time at all. I work in healthcare and I makes me feel better about having my phone at work." —Tammy

Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

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

30. An illuminated doodle pillowcase — they can use any light source (or the included light pen) to draw on the cartoon cloud or heart, and their scribble will glow for five minutes or longer before gradually fading to make room for their next creation!

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It's totally mess free since it just uses light. Plus, the pillowcases are machine washable.

Promising review: "This pillowcase is really thick, durable material. It's not the softness but it will last! Also the picture is really bright and lasts for a while. Description states that the picture will last about five minutes but it lasts much longer, which is great for us. The kids like to draw pictures at bedtime and leave them for me to find when I come in later to check on them." —Homeschool substitute teacher

Economy: seven to nine business days
Standard: three to seven business days
Expedited: two to three business days
Express: one to two business days

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $22.

31. A rechargeable desk lamp with a built in pen holder *and* phone rest that'll take their desktop to the next level.

reviewer image of the LED desk lamp on a desk
The desk lamp holding pens and a phone

Promising review: "I love this desk light!! It's one of my favorite purchases I have made in a long time! It is working exactly the way it said it was supposed to. I love that it has three different light settings and that you can change it to a yellow glow. It is lightweight and super bright when needed. I do nails as a hobby and wish I bought it sooner. I am extremely pleased with this light and would give a 10-star rating if it went that high! I will be ordering two more. I would suggest this for anyone that is looking for a light for reading in bed or for a desk lamp. You won't be disappointed!!" —Teresa

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 $12.74.

32. An interactive magic cat ball for anyone whose feline friend never gives them a moment of peace. This smart-toy will move around randomly, automatically change direction after colliding with something, and even has auto-shutoff after 30 minutes so their cat doesn't lose interest.

Promising review: “My cat is lazy, and a bit overweight. I wanted to find a toy that would encourage her to run around the house and exercise, and this does just that. At first she was a little hesitant to play, but after watching it zoom around the house for a while she got the hang of it and now 'hunts' it. She will chase this toy all over the house with ease. This little toy never gets caught or stuck on anything. The battery lasts forever and doesn't take too long to charge either. It's a great toy for a picky cat.” —Amber Mobley

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 $13.99 (available in seven colors).

33. A Revlon hot-air brush to simplify their routine using special vents that allow air to flow, so hair dries faster without damaging. It's much quicker and easier than using a dryer, flat iron, or curling iron, and the results will make you feel like they just came from the salon!

Reviewer who has straightened half of their tight curly hair with the hot air brush
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Promising review: "Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air-dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!" —D.K

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 $34.89+ (available in seven colors and with accessories).

34. A cute and helpful portable iPhone charger for anyone whose phone is perpetually dying. Now they won't have to drag around one of those heavy behemoth chargers since this one will fit right in their pocket!

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Promising review: “I love this charger! It’s great for travel because I don't need to carry a USB cord. And it fits perfectly in your purse or pocket. It also charges my phone in minutes!!” —Brittany McCall

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 $25.99 (available in three colors).

35. A robot mop here to amazingly take over the chores they definitely don't feel like doing.

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Promising review: "I love my Braava jet; it mops so I don't have to. I've had it for about six months and it makes my floors absolutely sparkle. It's not heavy duty; if you want something that really scrubs your floors, this won't do it. But a regular, gentle mop that keeps a floor clean and dirt/dust free? Absolutely. It picks up perfectly where my Roomba leaves off and grabs what it missed." —Danielle

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 $169 (originally $199).

36. Some color-changing, dimmable lightbulbs they can control from their phone to add some extra atmosphere...whenever they want!

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Plus, these bulbs come with a lot of super-cool features! You can set specific times for the bulbs to turn on and off, use their "sunrise" and "sunset" modes to ease you in and out of the day, sync with your music so the lights change based on the rhythms and dynamics of your favorite songs, AND you can use your camera and photos to select the specific color you want your bulb to match.

Promising review: "I love this lightbulb! The app you download for it is very user friendly, and I adapted to it very quickly. You can adjust brightness and the color all from your phone. One of my favorite features is 'scene.' It has a variety of options like 'romantic,' 'reading,' and the coolest in my opinion: 'sunrise/sunset.' Over the span of 15 minutes, it mimics the colors of a sunrise/sunset. It goes from red, to orange, to purple, etc. It’s a very cool lightbulb and I recommend it to all of my friends." —Kristina Adamik

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 $13.99.

37. Or some color-changing, self-adhesive LED light strips that make it easy to change the vibe of the room with their mood. They can switch the color and dim the lights via remote control. Plus, the strips are easy to cut and link together to get the size just right for their space.

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Promising review: "These lights are absolutely stunning! There are so many settings on the remote to attend to anyone’s needs! The lights can flicker, dim, become a disco room, and can also stay on one color of you’d like! My favorite thing is you can dim the light or you can make them brighter! 😍 Very easy to install and very worth the money!" —Brittney

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 two sizes).

38. A super-cool rechargeable, flameless electric lighter so they can stop running out of lighter fluid and doing all kinds of acrobatics to get their ancient gas station lighter to give them just one more flame.

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BuzzFeed editor lighting a candle
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Check out what BuzzFeed editor Emma Lord has to say about it:

"People also swear by this for camping! It 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."

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).

39. A stunning Leniver LED Spiral Desk Lamp with three dimmable and adjustable light shades as well as a unique design that'll give their home or office an extra dose of style.

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Promising review: "I love this lamp. The look is very unique yet not too 'trendy' which is what I personally prefer. The fact that you can adjust the brightness and the color of the lamp is also a really great feature." —Kindle Customer

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 $42.99 + (available in two colors).

40. A rechargeable LED dog collar for anyone with a dark-colored dog that just loves to disappear into the night.

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Promising review: "Now that the evenings are getting darker...and so are the mornings...this collar is exactly what we needed for our two puppies. We got one in green and the other in blue and both are BRIGHT. It gives us peace of mind because no matter what they are up to, we can see them. I will also add in that it has added a wonderful entertainment value to our evenings because it is like attending a rave in our backyard. We get to watch two glow sticks run and wrestle; it has been pretty fun. Beyond that, it gives us peace of mind that they will be seen by others so there is a built in safety measure. We also got the leashes but haven't used them yet. I am sure after daylight savings ends, we will need them for walks. I highly recommend these collars (and leashes!)." —TReader

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 $17.99 (available in sizes XXS–XL and six colors).

41. A Chef IQ smart–pressure cooker they'll wanna use every time it's their turn to make dinner. They can connect it to their phone via the Chef IQ app to control and monitor the settings and discover guided recipes that'll send precise parameters straight to the cooker. It does most of the work, using a built-in scale, smartsensors, auto pressure release, 1,000+ presets, and more to make cooking a breeze!

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Promising review: "I love my Chef IQ Smart Cooker for a lot of reasons but mainly the smart–auto pressure release, so I no longer have to cross my fingers and hope my dinner doesn't explode in my face when I release the pressure valve by hand. It also has a handy built-in scale, which is super useful when a recipe calls for grams and the American education system once again fails me. On top of doing everything your old pressure cooker could do plus a whole heck of a lot more, my Chef IQ Smart Cooker just looks a lot sleeker, meaning I can leave it out on the counter without it being an eyesore." —Melanie Aman, BuzzFeed staff

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 $187.99.

42. An upright spiral fruit basket that's basically a piece of art. Plus, it'll help them conserve precious counter space by providing some extra vertical storage.

An upright spiral fruit basket in stainless steel
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Promising review: "My family and I like this better than a fruit bowl. Aside from the interesting display factor, it's also easier to see how much fruit you have left than having to peer into and/or root around in the fruit bowl." —The CB Hammer

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 $18.58+ (available in two sizes).

43. A pair of horizontal prism glasses ingeniously designed so they can comfortably recline without struggling to watch TV, read, or use their devices. 

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Promising review: "These are great. A few years ago I bought a pair from a different company, and they were very heavy and hurt to wear. These glasses are MUCH lighter weight and don't smash my nose when I try to sit up. Five stars. They block all lights behind you when wearing these; the light reflects into the glasses." —customer

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 $14.97.