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    31 Great Last-Minute Gifts To Give When You're Totally Stumped

    There's still time to scoop up these prezzies that pretty much anyone would love.

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    1. A gorgeous box of bath bombs beloved by over 9,000 Amazon reviewers so they can perfect their pampering routine in 2021., Amazon

    Promising review: "I am basically a bath bomb connoisseur. I have a bathtub addiction (five to six nights a week). When I say I’ve tried all the bath bombs Amazon sells, I’m serious. I keep going back to these, not only because of the price but because they actually work well. They don’t have all that annoying glitter and the scent actually sticks to your skin. I can’t say enough how much I love these over the 10-12 other brands I’ve tried." —JH

    Get a box of 12 from Amazon for $26.80.

    2. A beautiful set of ballpoint pens with real dried flowers floating inside that've got the ~write~ stuff to please even the pickiest people on your list.

    The five gold pens with clear tops filled with small flowers, each with a different color bottom half in shades of pink and purple

    Promising review: "I received these as a gift previously and loved them so much I bought to gift to coworkers. The ink is great quality; very smooth. The pen feels somewhat heavy and seems expensive — a very good value for the price. The flowers are exactly as pictured; they float a little bit and are very vibrant. Highly recommended. Extra ink cartridges are also included. Don't wait, buy!" —alomarmsw

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four color combinations).

    3. An amazingly quick and easy (and cute) air fryer because crispy, crunchy goodness and getting things done faster are two of the most universal wants I can possibly think of.


    This baby uses hot air, not oil, to give foods that awesome crunch. They'll be able to prepare anything from from veggies to fries to wings in minutes and then just take the nonstick fryer basket out and pop it in the dishwasher, so it's perfect for lazy chefs. It even comes with a recipe book to give them more ideas.

    For more deets on air fryers, check out this post about one BuzzFeeder's experience.

    Promising review: "This is my first air fryer and it's great. Easy to use and clean and small enough to leave on the counter. It's a great size to make sides for two people. I've tried fries, tater tots, and mozzarella sticks and they were all crispy and not greasy at all. I don't love Brussels sprouts but tried them in the fryer and with some seasoning and a little oil they were wonderful. No fried smell in the house when using this, so another perk. Definitely recommend this product." —CraigB

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    4. Thick-knit, fleece-lined mittens that they'll absolutely need, because it's a scientific* fact that the average American loses at least 57 pairs of gloves and mittens each winter., Amazon

    *Not really. Wait, is that just me?

    Promising review: "These mittens are much warmer than I thought they would be, which is a GREAT surprise. They're very soft and comfortable. They wash like a dream — they came out as good as when I first received them. They're more than worth the price. I just ordered a couple more pairs." —Hal

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in nine colors).

    5. A set of super delicate, hypoallergenic gold and pearl earrings sure to suit anyone's style and add a touch of luxe to their life. You go, pearl.


    This trio (which includes two pairs of huggie hoops and one pair of drops) is from Black-woman owned jewelry brand Stella & Hass and is on this year's list of Oprah's Favorite Things! Check out more of Oprah's Favorite Things from small businesses.

    Promising review: "As others have stated, these are very delicate. The posts are extremely thin on mine, aka easily bent. It's not an issue, you just have to be careful when pushing into the back. However it doesn't take away from the earrings imo. The pearls are gorgeous and I love the variety you get. Remember these are huggies, so they are going to be small and hug just around the ear lobe. It's a cute and classy look and I'm glad I got them. Three pairs for just over $20 — don't regret my purchase!" —SKRC

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $29.97.

    6. A beautiful bouquet of flowers from The Bouqs Company, which can deliver sustainably grown gorgeousness as quickly as the next day.

    A bouquet of roses, spider mums, and sunflowers
    The Bouqs

    Check out more of the best places to order flowers online.

    Bouquets start at $39, and you can get the bouquet above for $44+.

    7. A beyond cozy faux-fur throw blanket over 4,000 people (and pets, apparently) absolutely LOVE.


    Promising review: "Un-freaking-believable! My family fights over this blanket. It's like being wrapped in a silky, feathery, warm cloud! It's even soft on both sides. I've been told to buy more so my family will stop fighting. It's simply like chicken noodle soup for your body." —Melinda Deas

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five sizes and 27 colors).

    8. An awesome portable Bluetooth speaker that can fit in the palm of their hand, is water-resistant, and has over 39,000 (!!!!) positive reviews — in other words, it simply can't be ~beat~.


    It works from up to 100 feet away (!!!!) and the battery can last up to 14 hours.

    Promising review: "It sounds great, the battery lasts for many hours, and it can play while it 's charging. There are days where I start playing music when I wake up in the morning and I don't need to start charging it until dinnertime or later. I've used it outside while working in the yard and the sound projects a surprising distance considering the size of this thing, and with no distortion! This thing can get LOUD, especially indoors. There were no problems with the Bluetooth pairing — it was very simple to manage. When on a hard surface, the bass sounds quite good for the price of this thing. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality Bluetooth speaker at a very reasonable price." —Eduardo

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in six colors).

    9. A classic quilted vest for a gift that'll warm their heart and their core.


    My mom, who owns several much fancier pieces of outerwear, loves this baby and has it in multiple colors! Here's what she had to say about these vests:

    "They're lightweight and they have a nice shape — they nip in a little at the waist so you don't feel like the Michelin man. And the collar isn't tall like on some vests where it’s always in the way. The pockets are a good size and have zippers to keep things safe. I have these in navy, red, and black and wear them all the time."

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in women's sizes XS-XXL and in 15 colors).

    10. Some super warm and cozy socks, because that's what Dumbledore wanted for Christmas and he's probably really hard to shop for.


    Promising review: "These socks are perfect for this winter season. One of the most important things for me when buying socks is to make sure I don’t get a line around my calf from them being too tight. These are a very comfortable fit for my feet. I usually wear a size 10 in shoes and these didn’t feel small. I also really enjoy all the different colors you are able to purchase. I usually don’t put my socks in the dryer to have them last as long as possible, and I can see these socks going a long while. Great product, would definitely buy again." —AmazonRShopper

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in 15 colors and prints).

    11. A boozy subscription to American Cocktail Club for a gift that'll keep on giving. You can tell them you signed them up and let them receive their first (and second, and third...) monthly boxes as belated holiday treats, so they can head into 2021 with the proper libations.


    Each box will include enough ingredients to make four servings of that month's chosen cocktail (you can choose to have the shipment include the booze itself or everything but).

    Promising review: "I gifted three months of the Everything Box subscription to my dad for Father's Day. He has loved every cocktail! He tends to prefer margaritas and tequila cocktails but he enjoyed trying new, different concoctions. The box arrives nicely organized with everything needed to create the cocktail — beverage components and the recipe. I might have to get him the same thing next Father's Day, too!" —Kristen R.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $32.97+/month.

    12. Or a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club for folks who prefer a caffeine fix. This super affordable coffee delivery service has such a cool selection of brews from around the globe, it'll even satisfy the Lorelai Gilmores of the world.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed, Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Every month, they''ll get a bag of coffee and postcard from a different country, plus tips on how to brew that particular batch. You can choose what size bags you want to gift, whether to go for a three-, six-, or 12-month subscription, and their preferred roast and grind type (if you're not sure, you can go for a mix of roast types!). Check out our full post on what three BuzzFeeders thought of Atlas Coffee Club.

    Gift subscriptions start at $50/three months (originally $60).

    13. An acupressure foot massage roller beloved by over 4,000 Amazon reviewers that anyone's tired tootsies will appreciate.

    A reviewers foot on the four-roller (one of which has a different texture) device

    Promising review: "I love this foot roller. It does what you would expect only better, and is also way better quality than you'd expect. The wood is great, and it feels extremely sturdy even with all my weight on it. I got this because my feet started hurting. It turned out I just needed to throw away my favorite pair of shoes as they had gotten old and the sole was warped, but this thing is amazing and provided relief from the pain they caused. I'm going to get one for my aunt for Christmas because she has plantar fasciitis, and this would really give her some relief. I use it all the time even when my feet feel great; it's so stimulating and relaxing. I recommend this as a great gift for yourself or anyone!" —N. Carothers

    Get it from Amazon for $19.75+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A set of collapsible metal straws with comfy silicone tips that they can keep in their bag to help them stay eco-friendly when they need to hydrate on the go.


    They're BPA-free and would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone!

    Promising review: "I use straws a LOT, in both hot and cold beverages. I had some one-length metal straws that worked fine in tall glasses, but not in shorter ones, and absolutely didn't work with hot beverages — I don't care for burned lips!!! These resolve all those issues. They are telescoping, so will work in both shorter and taller glasses, and they have a silicone tip, so no burned lips. LOVE. THESE. Easily cleaned with the included brush. Would absolutely buy again, and they come with a fabric case to easily carry around." —NoorReader

    Get two straws, a cleaning brush, and a travel pouch from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection on Amazon $12.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A gorgeous and minimal art print of their star sign that's instantly downloadable — once you order, you'll be able to print it yourself onto any material you like. Way to make a gift that took seconds look like you'd been horo~scoping~ it out for months.

    A large framed wall art print with the Sagittarius constellation and the words "Sagittarius adventurous funny generous" printed in white on a black background

    Kiki & Nim is a Black woman-owned shop that makes so many stylish, instantly downloadable works of art for every room and occasion, you'll probably be able to find something for everyone on your list as well as for your own home. Each order comes with four JPG files in different sizes, but you can also message the shop owner if you need a custom size!

    Get the Sagittarius print from Kikiandnim on Etsy for $4.50 (originally $6) and find more signs here.

    16. An Amazon Fire TV Stick, because after almost a year of stay-at-home, everyone could use a TV upgrade. Specifically, a smart TV device that's super easy to install (even for low tech folks), has Alexa voice commands, and will let them do way more than just watch TV.


    They can use the Alexa commands to check the weather, stream music, or connect to other compatible cameras in their home. The device itself is made from 50% post-consumer recycled plastics and simply plugs into the HDMI port of their TV, meaning they can easily take it with them and switch it around between TVs. The setup is so easy and the package even comes with remote batteries, so they can start binge-watching within minutes of unwrapping it!

    Promising review: "This is a great product, easy to use and install. I have been an avid Apple fan and have been reluctant to part from their ecosystem. This comes with an Apple TV app that actually works better than an Apple TV itself, plus it has more free content — you can buy almost four of these for a basic version of Apple TV. No contest — if the price was reversed I would still recommend Amazon Fire hands down. Netflix app works much better, as does YouTube (haven’t tried much else yet). If you purchase the USB power option, this entire unit hides behind TV so you do not need to hide a power cord or HDMA cord which is great, especially if your TV is mounted on a wall. I cannot believe I waited so long to try. I am throwing away my other Apple TVs and replacing with Amazon Fire. I am extremely pleased (and surprised)." —XByron

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. A canvas Baggu tote that's a major upgrade from all the giveaway canvas totes they've probably accumulated over the years. It has both short handles and an adjustable shoulder strap and is machine washable, deep and roomy enough for a laptop, and durable enough to last them years. Cute and practical, we love to see it.


    It's also got a snap closure and a zip pocket inside!

    Promising review: "I purchased my Duck bag in blue back in 2014 when I started grad school. This bag can fit plenty and take on some weight, too. I used it primarily for my commutes to school and internship. I would frequently do in-home visits and wanted something durable to wash and put in the dryer, and this bag succeeded! This easily fits my MacBook Air, paperwork, coffee cup, and daily go-to items. I’m still using it as my bag to run errands and when going on day trips. My husband calls it old blue because of how much it faded haha, but it’s still going strong. One of these days I’ll buy it again in another color. ;)" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $30.60+ (available in 12 colors and prints).

    18. A whimsical double-layer bear face glass ~ear~ to make anyone's morning juice, afternoon tea, and everything in between a little sweeter.

    A hand holding the short glass, which has a clear outer layer like a regular glass and an inner layer shaped like an upside-down bear head with ears, eyes, a nose, and mouth. Filled with milk, the head looks white

    Promising review: "I expected this to be plastic, but it's actually glass which I am thrilled about! This is adorable. Not even ashamed to say I bought this for myself, but it would make a perfect gift! :)" —Katherine Beccera

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88+ (available in two colors).

    19. An ingenious champagne stopper that doesn't just reseal their precious bottle, but also increases the pressure inside to preserve the bubbles. Because nothing should stop them from pouring an individual glass of bubbly for themselves and themselves alone — this gift will keep on giving by solving all their (*extremely Taylor Swift voice*) champagne problems.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed, Amazon


    They can even mark the date they opened it on the top of the stopper!

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Maitland Quitmeyer swears by this! She says: "I love bubbles — champs, cava, prosecco, sparkling rose — they just know how to bring the party! But no one likes when sparkling wine goes flat, or you feel like you can't just have one or two glasses without ruining the whole bottle. So I went on Amazon and found the best champagne stopper I could find and immediately hit 'add to cart.' What a great purchase! This little bb is so easy to use — just pop it on top of the bottle, push the metal sides in so it clamps on, then push the top button several times to vacuum seal and preserve the bubs. Then when you next want a glass, spritz, or mimosa, you'll hear that same *POP* you heard when first taking out the cork — and the effervescence you so crave will be fully intact. Plus, you can confidently store your leftover bottle on its side in your fridge; I've had zero leakage problems with this thus far!" Check out her full review here (#1).

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97 (available in two colors).

    20. A donation to refugees from the kind and creative Choose Love store — it allows you to "purchase" an item or service that will then be delivered to a family in need. Once you order, you'll be emailed a link to a downloadable gift card to give your loved one to let them know the awesome thing you did in their name!

    Choose Love

    Learn more about the program here.

    Donate a child's coat for $15, mental health support for $30, and clean water for $50.

    21. A gift card to FabFitFun, an almost too-good-to-be-true subscription box that'll send them eight fashion, beauty, and self-care goodies (often from fan-fave brands) worth up to $200 four times per year. So it'll be like Christmas came on time, early, and late.

    Hands opening a box with a robe, mugs, makeup, a scrub brush, and acne patches

    For each box, they'll get to pick three to five of the included products and the rest will be a surprise! For example, for this season's box, the options are a fuzzy blanket, cozy robe, Kate Spade stud earrings, or a pair of Lily Pulitzer mugs!

    Gift cards start at $25 and boxes start at $49.99.

    22. A One Line A Day journal with space for them to jot down a few sentences every day for five years. The best part? Each date lets them record all five entries on the same page, so they can see the changes in their life each year!

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    Over 2,000 reviewers love it and so do I! Each page is dated and has five small spaces and room to fill in the year for each one, so they can keep a short record every day for five years and compare what they wrote over time. I adore this and it's the first thing that's actually gotten me to journal every day. I usually write more of a blurb than a sentence, but it literally takes me two minutes or less right before bed. I started mine just over a year ago, so I just got to the best part, which has been comparing my entries on the same day from one year to the next. Shocking no one, my 2019 entries are verrrrryyyy different than my 2020 ones.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.77 or Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $15.59.

    23. A 25-piece assortment of Baked By Melissa's newest mini cupcake flavors plus some classics that'll allow you or whoever you gift them to to take a literal bite of heaven.

    Various flavors of the bite-size cupcakes
    Baked By Melissa

    This brand sent me a sample package for my b-day last year and they were yumtastic. The flavors include chocolate chip pancake, snowball, snowcap, tie-dye, red velvet, cookies and cream, cookie blizzard, PB&J, cookie dough, triple chocolate fudge, mint cookie, and jelly doughnut! Plus, you can choose a specific delivery day at checkout so you can arrange for them to come perfectly timed for the holidays.

    Promising review: "Best pick-me-up ever! These make for the best gifts. I've now sent them for Mother's Day, a sick friend, and a colleague. Everyone loves them!" —Allison C.

    Get it from Baked By Melissa for $32.

    24. A powerful heated shiatsu massager so good, they won't even miss trips to the spa anymore. This is a way better gift anyway, because they can use it over and over again and it's a heck of a lot less pricey.

    Over 10,000 reviewers love it!!!

    Promising review: "I bought one of these massagers for my mom as a Mother’s Day gift, because she works standing up the whole day and suffers from leg pain when she gets home. This massager has completely changed her life. Once she gets home, she plugs it in and puts the massager underneath her legs, and she says it soothes them until she feels no pain. When the timer goes off (after twenty minutes), she can walk like a new person again. She loves this massager, and she even said it’s one of the best presents I’ve EVER given to her. I couldn’t be happier! I even went and bought one for myself, and I use it in my car on my way home from work. It's so convenient that it comes with a cigarette lighter connector to plug it in in my car. Once I get home, I take it out and my wife uses it on our bed." —Jose C.

    Get it from Amazon for $64.95.

    25. A chic and timeless checked scarf they can rock in countless ways, no matter their style. Just ask the over 1,000 folks who've left positive reviews!, Amazon

    Promising review: "What an incredible value! I read the terrific reviews before I ordered it, of course, but I wondered how nice it could it actually be for that price. Well, let me assure you, it's absolutely beautiful! Large, soft, warm — I'll be wearing it all through fall and winter this year. It would also make a wonderful gift. No one would ever believe what you paid for it! Lovely quality and it can be worn as a large scarf or shawl. I love it!" —Hyndsight

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 22 patterns).

    26. Fifty instantly downloadable animal adult coloring pages so you can present them with the gift of busting their boredom for the rest of stay-at-home times. The especially great thing about these is that if they mess up, they can just reprint the page and start all over again!

    A sample of some of the intricate animal designs including an owl, elephant, and koala, with the text "50 animals to color"

    Promising review: "Very high quality. Super crisp and clean lines that you can enlarge quite a bit and retain clarity." —Stephanie Bowman

    Get them from SiaPrettyPrintables on Etsy for $3.99. Check out an equally cute printable coloring book option for kids here.

    27. A brightly hued instant camera that'll make them the life of any (post-vaccine) party, not to mention help them channel 1989-era T. Swift.,

    It's also got a built-in mirror to make taking selfies a snap.

    Promising review: "What a great product! We bought two cameras for our wedding as a guest book idea. We took a couple pictures as soon as we got them and we're totally in love! Growing up with instant cameras as our primary source of photography, my husband and I both were sent back a few years. The quality of the pictures is better than expected, the camera is super easy to use. We're looking forward to not only using it at our wedding but for future pictures to capture our special moments in a vintage-y sort of way. I'd definitely recommend this camera to anyone and everyone!" —Krista PRuske

    Get it for $59.95+ (available in eight colors) and a 50-pack of film for $39.49, both from Amazon.

    28. Absolutely beautiful Harlem Chocolate Factory brownstone-inspired chocolate bars for anyone who loves chocolate, architecture, NYC, and/or supporting small local businesses (and at least one of those things has to apply to everyone on your list, right?!?). Each of the bars is shaped like a Harlem brownstone building, dusted with gold, and possibly too gorgeous to eat.

    The box, decorated with an image of Harlem buildings, and the six individually wrapped bars

    Harlem Chocolate Factory is a Black-owned business that uses organic and locally sourced ingredients in their goodies. This set (which includes two dark, two milk, and two white chocolate bars) is on Oprah's Favorite Things list this year — check out more of her picks from Black-owned businesses here.

    Get a box of six from Amazon for $50.

    29. Gorgeous and delicate colorful beaded bracelets minimal enough to suit any style, but colorful enough to please even bold fashionistas.


    Promising review: "These are beautiful bracelets. The quality is amazing and colors are vibrant. I have received so many compliments when I stack these with some of my other gold bracelets." —Maddieeeeee

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $51.95.

    30. A compact and cord-free milk frother so they can turn their morning cup o' joe into a Starbucks-worthy masterpiece at home.


    Promising review: "I’m a barista at Starbucks, so obviously I know how I like my coffee. For a while I was using an immersion blender to froth my milk for my morning cup of coffee but it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do. I finally bought this frother and I’m so so happy with it!! It doesn’t need to be plugged in so it takes up way less space. It is a lot quieter than the blender, and I can use any size cup I want because the frother is so small. Not only can I heat up my milk for a hot coffee, but I can also use it just the same with cold milk for my iced coffee!! Highly recommend this product!!" —Heather Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in 24 colors and prints).

    31. And a subscription to Dear Holmes, a super cool mystery-solving activity that's a perfect gift for a whole family — especially during (Sher)lockdown. Each week, they'll get a letter about a Victorian mystery with new clues, with solution letters at the end of the month. But let's face it, your budding Watsons will have cracked the case by then.

    A magnifying glass and pen sitting on a code book
    Dear Holmes

    They'll be able to submit their theories online for a chance to win a prize if they're right! And so you have something to present them with right away, the site provides a downloadable and customizable letter in cool themed font (and complete with a 221B Baker Street letterhead) to let 'em know what fun is coming their way.

    Subscriptions start at $49.99/three months.

    When you actually pull through and find a great gift at the last minute:


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