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    17 Last Minute Gifts To Give When You Have Literally No Idea What To Get Someone

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    1. An amazingly quick and easy 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: "I've always been afraid of deep fryers and hot oil cooking. I even returned a deep fryer I got one Christmas and got a pizza oven instead. Not to mention the smell that never seems to leave your home after using a deep fryer. This air fryer is a game-changer for me. There's no hot oil, no permeating smells, and it's compact and easy to use. This definitely has a permanent spot on my counter. The color is great and I'm not afraid to use this fryer." —Abs

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in three colors).

    2. A gorgeous box of bath bombs beloved by over 2,000 Amazon reviewers so they can perfect their pampering routine in 2019., 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.

    3. A classic flannel shirt anyone would be plaid to recieve.

    This shirt is by one of Amazon's in-house fashion brands. Check out more cool stuff from Amazon's fashion brands (most of which is eligible for super-fast Prime shipping) here.

    Promising review: "These are the best flannels I have ever purchased. I got them for my brother for Christmas! They're a perfect material — soft, thick, and cozy without being too warm or so thick that it's uncomfortable. They wash very well and stay soft. They look great buttoned up or unbuttoned — they're a fantastic layering piece. The colors are vibrant and the plaid print stays sharp enough even after washing (sometimes after washing flannels, they end up becoming fuzzy from the cotton piling, and color and print fades, but I haven't had that issue with these). I love these flannels so much that I want to buy them in smaller sizes for myself!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $16.20+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 20 patterns).

    4. A no-fail subscription box 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.


    For example, the Coffee and a Classic box includes a classic book and a hot drink (you can choose between fiction, nonfiction, or children's literature and coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or a surprise) plus a bookmark and a couple of goodies themed around the book. If you upgrade to the Standard rather than the Starter box, they'll also get a snack and a mug each month! Another great option is American Cocktail Club, which'll 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). If you order before December 20th, they should get their first cocktail box before the end of the year!

    Get Coffee and a Classic for $28.99+/month or American Cocktail Club for $34.99+/month, both from Cratejoy.

    5. 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.


    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 eight colors).

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


    My mom, who owns a lot of much fancier pieces of outerwear, has recently become obsessed with this baby and has it in multiple colors! Here's what she had to say about them:

    "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 $24.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in six colors).

    7. A pretty statement necklace that'll dress up any outfit, no matter their style.,

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in four colors).

    8. An awesome portable Bluetooth speaker that can fit in the palm of their hand, is water-resistant, and has over 25,000 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 $27.99+ (available in two colors).

    9. A gorgeous holiday bouquet from The Bouqs Company, which can deliver stunning, sustainably grown flowers in as little as two hours — just in case you waited until the ACTUAL last minute.

    The Bouqs Company

    Find bouquets available for same day delivery here, and check out more of the best places to order flowers online.

    Bouquets start at $36. Get the bouquet above for $54+ (available in three sizes).

    10. A super-challenging gradient puzzle that's one of Oprah's Favorite Things of 2018. Just tell your friend to replay her Golden Globes speech over and over to get the inspiration they need to complete it., Amazon

    Check out more affordable, Oprah-approved gifts, and check out the full list on Amazon.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    11. A beyond cozy faux-fur throw blanket over 2,000 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 $28.98+ (available in four sizes and 19 colors).

    12. A cable knit winter hat that's the perfect combination of cute and practical. Just try not too get to pom-pompous about your gift giving skills, okay?


    Promising review: "This is the best, cutest hat, and it's so warm with the fleece inside. I got so many compliments in the sub-zero weather. My head is large and the fit is perfect. My friend even wanted the link so she could order one in a different color! I recommend this — with two-day shipping it arrived just in time." —April Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 11 colors).

    13. A luxe-looking stainless steel water bottle they'll use every day and think you spent a lot more money on than you did.


    These beauties have over 1,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic thing to have. I work in the health field and I try to keep water on hand at my desk. I've always done the standard plastic tumblers, but the cup would sweat and make a watery mess next to the computer, and the ice would melt in about an hour. I got this bottle and I haven't looked back. This bottle has kept solid ice for as long as 48 hours and has kept my drink cold for about 72 hours, even when the ice is gone. Another plus is that this bottle doesn't sweat/get condensation on it. The colorful exterior is easy to wipe down if it gets wet, and it stays dry. No more water all over the desk next to my computer because the ice is melting on the inside." –Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five sizes and 45 colors and patterns).

    14. A chic quilted crossbody that looks wayyyyyy more expensive than it is.


    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with smaller crossbody handbags, but I was looking for a great summer neutral one that would fit a full-size wallet and here it is. The quality is similar to a purse you’d by in a shoe store (if that makes sense). For the price, you can’t beat it. The texture is nice, and the inside is very roomy. I can easily fit a full-size wallet, my iPhone X, a rollerball perfume, lipstick, and a few other things. It has a small open pocket on the inside as well as a zip pocket. The color is spot on with the picture and it also has a nice feel when wearing it. The zipper glides like butter! I'm shocked for the price." —Christian Lafferty

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 24 colors).

    15. Fuzzy plush slipper socks so their last couple months of winter will be spent in toe-tal comfort.


    Get a set of three from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 23 designs).

    16. An engraved monogram bracelet that they'll never take off, and, most importantly, will ship in 24 hours or less — phew!

    Eve's Addiction

    Get it from Eve's Addiction for $44+ (available in three metals).

    17. A set of pretty stud earrings they can mix and match to their heart's content.

    Free People

    Get a set of 40 from Free People for $20 (available in four combinations).

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


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