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    29 Gifts That Are Basically Guaranteed To Make Them Squeal With Joy

    You'll be able to hear their high-pitched squeals from Antartica. Penguins will be looking around in confusion.

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    1. A drool-worthy waffle bowl maker so they can treat themselves to the best ice cream sundaes EVER. It can also be used to make bowls out of other foods too, like tortilla bowls for tacos! TL;DR, the delicious results are sure to ~bowl~ them over.


    It comes with a recipe book plus access to an online database with even more recipes!

    Promising review: "This little machine is so much fun to bring uniqueness to the same old meals. So far I've made standard waffle bowls for ice cream and hash brown breakfast bowls for eggs and bacon — both were hit." —SulliRam67

    Get it from Amazon for $22.38+ (available in three colors).

    2. Gorgeous ear jackets with a truly stellar level of versatility — they can be rocked as drops or as studs if you remove the back.


    Promising review: "I love these earrings! They are so dainty and delicate, yet they're blingy enough to make an impact! I absolutely love how the stars look like they're floating!! So elegant and for the price, wow! Anyone would think I spent more on these than I actually did." —Ruth E Nunez

    Get them from Amazon for $8.58+ (available in four colors).

    3. Fleecy pug slipper socks sure to warm their feet and their heart. And also make their furry friends jealous.

    They've got memory foam insoles and a non-skid sole!

    Promising review: "I got these when my $80 fancy Kate Spade slippers fell apart (literally!) after less than a year of non-daily wear (complete waste of money, although they were gorgeous). I didn't really have high hopes for these, but needed something somewhat cute and warm fast without spending too much money. I must say I was very pleasantly surprised!! These slippers are super cute, soft, and cozy (lined felt and rubber soles). AND apparently they can be washed which is s huge plus! The quality seems top notch and I am pretty sure that these will last a while. I normally wear size 9 shoes and ordered size 7-8 based on others' suggestions — that fits me perfectly. I couldn't be any happier with my slippers and will be buying more as gifts." —Kairi

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5/6-9/10).

    4. A boxed set of all eight Harry Potter movies for that friend who freaked out when those rumors that the films were coming to Netflix were swirling, and cried when they turned out to be false.


    *"Hedwig's Theme" swells dramatically in the background as they unwrap your gift*

    Get it from Amazon for $38.09+ (available in four formats).

    5. And a heat-changing Marauder's Map mug that'll make them freak (and geek) out when the iconic cartograph appears with the simple addition of a hot beverage — no need to say "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."


    But like, they should say it anyway.

    Promising review: "I bought this mug for my best friend who's one of the biggest Harry Potter fans I've ever seen. I took it out of the packaging and just wrapped the black mug. Her birthday card said to enjoy her coffee in it and then call me. I've never heard her more giddy than once she poured her hot coffee in and the map magically appeared. She sent me a video the next morning so I could see it in action. It works SO WELL! Such a fun gift and great idea. 5+ stars!!!" —kel07

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 18 designs).

    6. A heartfelt fill-in-the-blank journal with 50 prompts to inspire you to share your true feels about the recipient — from the hilarious to the sappy. It might not only provoke a squeal of delight, but also tears of joy.


    It's available in tons of versions, from ones for moms and dads and grandmas and grandpas to more general ones like "Why you make me smile" and "What I love about you."

    Promising review: "This is an adorable little book that is sure to bring tears to the eyes of whoever you're gifting it to! I purchased this and filled it in for my mom for Mother's Day. She loved it! And now she displays it in the living room, proud of the sweet daughter she has. If you're worried about getting a gift but you don't want to spend too much, this great! Takes a little bit of time to fill in, but definitely worth it when you see the look of joy on the person's face. I also purchased this for my boyfriend, some time after I had done it for my mom. It took some time to fill in, and it took some thinking, but it was enjoyable for both myself and for him. I found myself crossing out, adding in, and modifying a number of the pages, and it was still very cute! When we got into a fight later on, my boyfriend added in his own comments and things he loves about me, and slipped it into my handbag one day. You can believe I cried when I found it. I think this little book holds so much sentimental value, it's really just a great little gift." —Emilie C.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47+ (available in 15 versions).

    7. A customized city skyline ring so they can keep memories of their fave locale right at their fingertips (okay, technically their knuckles, but you get the idea).


    Get it from CaitlynMinimalist on Etsy for $23.62+ (available in sizes 4-13 and in three colors and 70 cities, or you can request a city not listed for a custom order).

    8. Does It Fart?: The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence, which is sure to have them laughing the second they unwrap it. But it's more than just a joke — it's full of scientific analysis and exploration of that very important question among tons of different species.


    Promising review: "This was a gift I gave my 45-year-old son! Yes, they never leave the fart phase ;). But this book is actually filled with very interesting info — there's lots of science written in an entertaining fashion, and the simple illustrations fit perfectly. I'll admit that I read it before giving it to my son. He will now be the most popular teacher on his high school campus because hey, who else knows that sloths don't fart? LOL! If you're looking for something different for a gift, consider this. I think I'm going to order another one!" —Maryann Watkins

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98+.

    9. A super cool portable bamboo Bluetooth speaker to make their jam sessions better than ever before. You won't even be surprised if they text you later about how awesome this bad boy is — you knew they wood.


    It claims to last for up to 15 hours with a single charge and has a range of 33 feet!

    Promising review: "This speaker is like my 3-year-old daughter: tiny, cute, and loud. I'm not an audiophile, so I'm sure this doesn't compare to a Bose or a Sonos unit, but to my ears it sounds fantastic, and it's a third of the price of high-end units. It's got a rich bass and a full high range without sounding tinny or echo-y. It's definitely loud enough to fill my entire house, or even my backyard, with music without getting distorted." —Josh T. Nite

    Get it from Amazon for $69.87 (available in three colors).

    10. The BuzzFeed Tasty Little Tikes play kitchen, which I honestly would have killed for as a kid. It can, ingeniously, be adjusted to two different heights so your culinary cutie can keep playing with it as they grow and it can stay a fave for years.


    It's also got tons of adorable details like a fridge, oven, and microwave that actually open and stove knobs that make sizzling sounds! It even comes with three pretend recipes inspired by Tasty videos and over 40 pieces of play food and kitchenware so they're ready to cook up a storm right away. There's even a clever attachment that can hold a phone flat to capture their little hands at work from above, just like a certain kind of popular cooking video I've seen 😉. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on the Tasty Little Tikes line here!

    Get it from Amazon for $90 or Walmart for $97.

    11. A festive Mr. Narwhal enamel pin ready to wish them luck on all their endeavors in the new year.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    12. An OMG-worthy corgi pillow for anyone who can't have a real doggo but still needs something to boop.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    13. A DIY Funko Pop! you can customize to look like your friend, you and your S.O., or even your loved one's fave obscure character that Funko hasn't gotten around to making yet (sigh).,

    Promising review: "I ordered these to make an anniversary present for my partner. It was the perfect blank canvas to work on, and it took Apoixe sculpt really well — was easy to paint and held it perfectly. This is so much easier than modifying a pre-made Funko." —Shayracha

    Get the female-bodied figure for $13.95 and the male-bodied figure for $10.33, both from Amazon.

    14. And an absolutely iconic bandleader SpongeBob Funko Pop! figure if you want your pursuit of the perfect gift to end in sweet, sweet, sweet victory (yeah).


    Promising review: "'The winner takes all, its the thrill of one more kill, the lASt one to fAAaallll will never SACrifice....' I give it a 1029374902383094802 out of 10, excellent product, would buy again like 12 times, easily the most iconic and legendary SpongeBob figurine anyone could ever own EVER. It's a little more expensive than most Pops but it's literally worth every penny." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. A customized sterling silver pet photo and initial necklace for that person who basically spends every social interaction just WAITING for a chance to bring up their dog.


    Or cat, or bunny, or horse, or bird...

    Just upload a pic of your friend's pet (I'm sure that won't be hard — their social media is full of them) when you place the order!

    Get it from CarmelaHandmade on Etsy for $29.94 (available in five lengths).

    16. Tarte's Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Palette, which'll be a downright delight to unbox. They'll open up the sequined exterior to 24 shades of shadow (including some glitters, obvs), mascara, eyeliner, and a double-ended brush. Talk about eye candy.


    It's cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I love this palette!! I got this as a gift and I'm so in love with it. It's so easy to use and every single shade is gorgeous!!" —E X

    Get it from Tarte for $54.

    17. Baa Baa Bubbles, a whimsical game you'll actually enjoy playing with the kiddos in your life after they unwrap it. A game that helps them practice counting but also includes farm animals and bubbles? Shear perfection.


    Kids draw tiles that tell them how many times to "feed" the sheep so her coat of bubbles grows, but after a certain number of feedings she'll sneeze and make bubbles go everywhere! If she doesn't sneeze when they've completed their turn, they keep the tile and whoever ends up with the most tiles wins!

    Promising review: "This is such a fun game for young and old! Had a total blast playing this with my 3-year-old grandchild. Set up was easy — just rub on some bubble solution with the included bottle, push down the two side levers, and you are ready to play. This didn't make a mess at all and cleanup was super easy. We all loved this game. Good clean fun!!" —V.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.91.

    18. A badass pair of RBG socks sure to make you ~notorious~ for being the best gift-giver around.


    Get them from Amazon for $13.95 or ModCloth for $14.

    19. A paws-itively precious plush Pusheen wreath and matching ornament set to ensure their holiday decor is the cutest in the neighborhood and, possibly, the world.

    Gund, Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    20. Some amazingly chic and affordable shoes they'll think cost you an arm and a leg when they really didn't cost you any limbs at all.


    Promising review: "I bought these to wear for my trip to NYC. We did a lot of walking and it was going to rain, and I was hoping these would work. They blew me away! I was able to walk in them all day with no foot pain. After getting rained on (the patent material kept them from getting soggy) it felt like they stretched a bit. I added extra support insoles and they were even more perfect. They look cute with nearly everything and give my five-foot frame a little height. I'm very thankful for these awesome shoes!" —courtbu

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 5-9.5 and in four colors).

    21. A set of Lotto Love cards, which are a genius way to make the gift of a charitable donation more fun. The recipient scratches off the circles until they uncover one of four icons (representing things from clean water to educational tools) revealing what was donated with the purchase of the card.

    Lotto Love

    The brand partners with charities to provide essentials to people in 60+ different countries. For example, a card might reveal the donation of three meals, a week of clean water, or a month of solar energy. Learn more about the different charities here.

    Get a pack of two plus a greeting card for $20 (available with the greeting card in three colors and six designs).

    22. A magically cuddly unicorn onesie to help them achieve the peak level of cozy they thought was just a fantasy., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this onesie! I’m 5’1" and usually wear a small or medium. I ended up getting a small because I read that it runs big. It’s really soft! It's baggy (which I expected and don’t mind) which makes it comfortable to move around in and really cozy. I'd definitely recommend!" —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four colors).

    23. Festive ornament earrings so they can deck out their lobes as well as the halls.


    Pre-order them from Baublebar for $54 (they'll ship by 11/27).

    24. The full Glossier Play makeup line, which is probably exactly what the biggest beauty buff you know asked for in their Christmas letter. Stand back Santa, you got this.


    You can mix and match shades of the different products to customize a perfect beauty toolkit for the recipient. The set includes Vinylic Lip (a super shiny lippie), Colorslide (a bright eye pencil), Glitter Gelée (a long-lasting glitter gel), Niteshine (a buildable highlighter), a detailer brush, and an eye pencil sharpener. Best of all, it's all cruelty-free!

    Get it from Glossier for $60 (available in six shades of Vinylic Lip, 14 shades of Colorslide, three shades of Glitter Gelée, and four shades of Niteshine).

    25. A luxe reversible wool-blend scarf that'll give your fashionista friend two posh prints for the price of one.


    Get it from AllSaints for $218.

    26. A mini version of the dancing inflatable tube dude one often sees outside a car dealership or cell phone store but who seems to inspire the kind of pure joy not often experienced at either of those places.


    He comes with a mini book about the history of inflatable tube men (a subject we all should have been taught in school, tbh) and works with either a 9-volt battery or AC adapter (not included).

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I had a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    27. Best of Hannah Montana on vinyl, which is really a misleading title because pretty much every Hannah Montana song is the best. But this has the classics from "Who Said," to "Rockstar" to "Nobody's Perfect," that snatched all of our wigs — except for Miley Ray Stewart's flawless blonde one, of course.

    Urban Outfitters

    Without the shades and the hair, she can go anywhere!!!!!!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25.98 (available in two colors).

    28. A chic equine-embroidered purse they'll be thanking you for until they're ~horse~.


    Get it from Asos for $51.

    29. A stylish floral bowtie to make your fave doggo look downright distinguished in every holiday pic.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $22.

    Them when they open your gift (unfortunately GIFs don't have sound, so just imagine a high-pitched shriek along with this):


    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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