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    Dec 5, 2019

    30 Cool Gadget Gifts For The Person Who Basically Has Everything

    Practical, fun, and innovative presents ya just can't go wrong with.

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    1. A salt shooter to hunt the world's most dangerous game, the housefly. That...or use it to season their food in the most exciting way possible — either or.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and I'm not entirely sure that was a smart move on my part. Not because the product doesn't work (it works very well, in fact) but because my husband is now intent on leaving the doors open to the house when summer comes back around so all kinds of bugs can be let in for him to kill. He's already had the pleasure of being able to use it on a spider that was on an outdoor Christmas decoration and boy was he ecstatic! Since we seem to be in short supply of bugs in the house during these cold winter months, my husband has also resorted to using this gun as a way to add salt to food while he's cooking. This product works, it kills bugs, and you can even use it while cooking if you're tired of using the boring old salt shakers we have all grown accustomed too." —Adrianna McCain

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    2. A classic digital camera with vintage flair for pictures they can keep forever.

    Amazon, From Cedar Ridge / amazon.com

    This camera is Bluetooth-compatible and can connect to Wi-Fi.

    Promising review: "Best compact travel camera I have ever owned. No camera is perfect. It's just the matter of where you are willing to make compromise. In term of light traveling camera, this is as good as you can get. The camera is truly pocketable, has a decent focal range, great image quality. Wifi is a big bonus since I travel without a laptop and can transfer photos over to my iPhone to edit and post on social media during the trip." —Hche

    Get it from Amazon (available in two colors) for $399.

    3. OR! A Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 instant film camera so they can take retro-style pictures — of you, of course. 😎

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This was a Christmas present for my son, and he really loves it. It's a great little camera and super fun with the instant Polaroid film. I had the original camera when I was a little girl and the photos are similar although half the size (mini). It's a fun little camera to play around with. If this is the type of camera you are wanting, then this one does the job well." —Vicki

    Get it from Amazon for $119.97+ (available in two colors).

    4. A handy dandy liquid plastic melding tool to fix all those frayed cords and broken household items. Practical and cool, double win for you!

    The Grommet

    Fix circuit boards, toys, glasses, and more. One side spits out liquid bonder and the other side has a UV light that dries the bond when you're ready to finish up the repair job.

    Promising review: "I was really impressed with this product as far as how easy it was to operate and also how durable the plastic repair has been. I have used it to repair a cooler whose lid broke off and fix the arm of a ceramic turtle that my girlfriend bought for me. Both worked great and I still have plenty of plastic left for other repairs." —Anthony

    Get it from The Grommet for $11.95 or Amazon for 16.85.

    5. A handheld milk foamer that'll give em cafe-quality lattes right in their kitchen. Saving money, drinking fancy, staying indoors — what is better than that??

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the best thing since sliced bread! No need to spend a small fortune drinking lattes from overpriced venues. A bit of warmed milk, half and half, cream or dairy substitute, and I am my own successful barista. It takes only a few minutes to create your highly valued, frothy latte. It takes the same or sometimes less amount of time to clean it. I am in love with this frother. No need to pay for multiple, expensive attachments that you don’t need. Warm your dairy/non-dairy source, add your spices, and froth away — light, heavy, just right. You make it your way, and for a lot less." —SMP

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. Light saber chopsticks so they always have the force with them, even when they're eating dinner.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got these as part of a birthday gift and they were perfect. They light up really well and fun to use. The only side point is that the hilt is a sticker, not etched. This isn't a big deal for us, just have to be a little more careful when hand washing them." —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in seven set/color combinations).

    7. AND! A BB-8 kitchen timer to let them know when their food is ready by emitting little lasers and playing Star Wars sound effects. TL;DR: This is the world's, no, the universe's best stocking stuffer.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "BB-8 is a family favorite in our house. We use this as a fun and useful way to set time limits whether it's 2 minutes of brushing teeth or 30 minutes of screen time, etc. and it has been very useful and well received. Once you turn the head it makes a sound and then a longer sound once the time is up.We have used it all the way up to 60 minutes and it's accurate. It's very cute." —Underthesamebluesky

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    8. A kitty water fountain because their sweet lil' (soon-to-be hydrated) cat is already spoiled rotten.

    JBoogy27 / amazon.com, jamie / amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is so stinking cute. My cats were scared of it at first, but now they love it. :) I bought it with the Catit multi-feeder and it looks great. It's very quiet, unless it needs to be refilled." —jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A pocket-sized wireless photo printer that'll take their smartphone and turn it into an instant camera. Their fridge will thank you, trust me.

    Amazon

    Just connect a smart phone or tablet via Wi-Fi to print out digital pictures. The printer doesn't use any ink cartridges — instead, the 2x3ʺ sticky peel-back ZINK paper (that have dye crystals embedded in them) will be activated and create colorful pictures. They're water-resistant, tear-resistant, smudge-proof, and dry to the touch.

    Promising review: "After struggling to find a birthday gift for my girlfriend as she is a minimalist and has everything she needs, I came across this and knew it would be perfect! The size is convenient and makes it easy to bring with you anywhere. It's very simple to use and the picture quality is impressive. Ordering another one for myself and my mother! Would definitely recommend, especially for anyone who scrapbooks or journals." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $88.99+ (available in four colors).

    10. A critter catcher so they can catch bugs and other crawlies while keeping a very safe distance.

    Amazon

    The gentle bristles pick up bugs without hurting them so they can be safely chucked outside. Everybody wins!

    Promising review: "For months, I've had big ugly wolf spiders invading my home. They're not venomous, but for a long-time arachnophobe they're a real disturbance. One big fella, with a body about 2" long (!), popped up in my bathtub while I was showering. After a week-long stalemate (he couldn't climb out, and I wouldn't climb in), I got this nifty device -- and IT WORKS! The bristles easily captured the spider and I was finally able to dispose of him. Hallelujah, I can shower again!" —Jeannine DeWald

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in five colors).

    11. A Deeper smart sonar that scans the water so the fishing fanatic in your life has all the information they need to make the perfect cast.

    Amazon

    This incredibly neat gadget does it all: It scans for depth, measures casting ranges, monitors hows targets react to different presentations, and is great for shore, boat, and kayak fishing. The sonar has Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity so they have instant access to the data straight on their device.

    Promising review: "As someone who almost always fishes from shore this is amazing for seeing what is below the water. I can finally see what the area I am fishing looks like beyond what I can physically see. I have compared what the Deeper shows me with a map of the lake and have found it is pretty accurate. I am still getting used to it but it is nice to see how deep the water gets and how fast it gets deep for lure selection. The map function is nice but a little problematic for fishing from shore. To make a good map you would have to cast straight out reel in then walk 5-15 feet over cast straight out and reel in. I really see it being better for a kayak or other small boat. Never the less it is an interesting function." —Pat

    Get it from Amazon for $191.93.

    12. A faaaancy wine preservation system that'll allow wine snobs to pour a glass without having to remove the cork, so they can enjoy their expensive bottles over time (and not in one sitting).

    Amazon

    The preservation system draws the wine out through the actual cork using a thin needle and pressurized capsule (up to 15 pours per capsule). Once done, it's like the bottle was never even opened! This gift set comes with three needles, two extra capsules, and a case.

    Promising review: "So worth the money. I was so excited to be able to finally get this. It's pricey but was able to get everyone to get me gift cards for my b-day so I could afford it, and so far I love it. I love to drink wine, but I end up drinking more than I really want to because I don't want to waste a bottle. Now with this, I can have a glass without having to drink it within the next couple days. The directions in the package are vague and basically just show pictures so I had to go to YouTube, and there I found the best way to learn how to use it." —Shani

    Get it from Amazon for $287.95+ (available in two models), and get extra capsules for $17.95.

    13. And! A stainless steel wine chiller to keep their rosé, bubbly, and wine at peak coolness — a picnic must.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Very sturdy thermal bottle holder with a sealed fit at the top. I have used it several times already to keep my sauvignon blanc cool/cold. I use it in my Texas backyard, and it has kept the bottle cold for at least two hours (after that, there was none left). I tried out my favorite champagne bottle, and it fits perfectly. No need to hassle with an ice bucket." —John

    Get it from Nordstrom or The Grommet for $89.95 (available in five colors).

    14. A handbag light so they can actually find what they're looking for in their massive Mary Poppins bag.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an awesome purse light (and could be used in other small spaces). I have several different types, but what attracted me to this particular light is that is much more "flat" than my others. The other work very well in my backpack or music bag, but this light has some really great differences. It can attach inside the space you need it for, it automatically turns on when I open my bag instead of having to be shaken. Really a great and bright light." —m

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A Mickey Mouse waffle maker that'll make them want to scurry to the kitchen every morning.

    Erin Morrison / amazon.com

    We've all made Mickey-shaped pancakes on the griddle before, but this takes Disney breakfast to the next level. This reviewer (photo above) used strawberries to make a bow for Minnie!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this waffle maker! I get a perfect Mickey Mouse waffle every time and it doesn't take up too much room in my kitchen. It arrived quickly and it makes me think of Disneyland every time I use it!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $38.94.

    16. A phone light featuring three light intensity settings for taking their selfie game to the next level. You know, the important things.

    Amazon, eryckahvii / amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great product and works as described. The light has three settings that gradually get brighter as you click the power button. Definitely makes a difference in your pics." —eryckahvii

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    17. And! A selfie stick with an attachable tripod and Bluetooth remote that'll capture Insta-worthy pics of them so they don't have to ask total strangers to take a photo — which always ends up being a blurry mess anyway.

    Amazon, Amazon Customer / amazon.com

    The stick can extend 7.9 inches to 26.6 inches, and comes with a Bluetooth remote and attachable tripod. It's compatible with most Android and iPhones (iPhone X/iPhone 8/8 Plus/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus/Galaxy S9/S9 Plus/Note 8/S8/S8).

    Promising review: "Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Actually the best selfie stick I've ever put my paws on. I love a good selfie (let's be real) and this contraption makes it quality easy. The dual feature with stick and tripod in one is magical — pair it with the Bluetooth remote (that TUCKS INTO THE STICK?! You'll never lose it!) and you've got one hell of a selfie tool. The remote charges up super quickly and is easy to pair/use. The gunmetal coloring on the extension portion is a great bonus. Super sleek and profesh-looking (because duh, ain't nothing more professional than a selfie stick!). 10/10, highly recommend. Go get your selfie on!" —kathryn durkin

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A Waterpik water flosser to leave their pearly whites squeaky clean and get in those hard to reach places. More practical gifts, please!

    Amazon

    It has 10 pressure settings, seven water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity.

    Promising review: "I love this product. It makes your mouth feel so clean. After using it for several weeks, I noticed several things: no more bad breath, no more bad taste in my mouth, my gums are much healthier, no more bleeding, and my teeth are less sensitive at the gum line. This is, by far, one of the best buys I've made this year. I highly recommend for folks with a lot of crowns, receding gum lines, pockets, or if you are not great at flossing due to bleeding or teeth so close that it's difficult to floss." —JS

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95 (available in seven colors).

    19. A colorful crystal ball diffuser they, their skin, and their sinuses will feel fortunate to have.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I am so glad that I decided to spend a little more on a diffuser and go with this one! I find myself moving this bad boy from room to room! Not only is it an excellent diffuser that works with every oil I have tried in it with a water reservoir that makes fill ups few and far between, it is so rad looking! It looks like a mystical crystal ball! Your house will smell better, your skin will be more moisturized and you'll look so beautiful in it's soft light, what's not to love." — caseypcurrie

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $65.

    20. A two-way camera that dispenses treats so they can communicate with their pet all day long, no matter where they are — aka an absolute dream.

    Amazon

    Get it from Furbo or Amazon for $249.

    Read our full review of the Furbo.

    21. A delightful AeroGarden so they can finally grow their very own fresh herbs in the comfort of their own home.

    Macy's

    It uses energy-efficient LED lights that automatically turn on and off and handy little feed/water reminders to help them ensure they're successful at growing their plants! It also includes Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $189.99 (available in three colors).

    Read our full review of the AeroGarden.

    22. A Foreo facial cleansing brush to thoroughly wash the makeup and dirt off their face, while gently exfoliating skin and leaving it smooth and soft. It's basically like a fancy facial at home, and that sounds like a great gift to me.

    Foreo

    One BuzzFeed editor swears by this cleansing brush:

    "Look, I'm not new to face cleansing machines — I had a Clarisonic Mia, which I tried for long stretches of time over several years, but just never fell in love with.

    *None* of the brush heads were soft enough to use on my sensitive skin every day. And whenever I tried to use it for a weekly exfoliation, more often than not the battery would have run out from just sitting in my drawer. The most annoying part? Buying super expensive replacement heads. But unlike the Clarisonic, this beauty stays charged for 300 uses (using it twice a day, that's up to five months!), and requires 0.0 replacement heads. Ever." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Read the rest of her review here!

    Get it from Foreo for $139 (available in six colors).

    23. A set of in-sync lamps they can simply touch to light up when they're really missing their person (you). After they turn theirs on, yours will light up and you'll know they're thinking of you.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "My friend, who lives long distance, bought me this for my birthday. At first I thought nothing of it, but then we set it up the magic happened. It has a super nice design, very good quality. It definitely brings a smile to my face every time he presses his and mine lights up." —Cyan Fish

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $85/each (also available in a cool wood option).

    24. A Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS running watch to help them keep track of their fitness progress so they'll be motivated to hit 👏 those 👏 goals 👏.

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    Promising review: "This is my first running watch, and I could not be happier. It tracks all your statistics in an easy-to-understand format. Heart rate, distance, your route, speed overall, mile splits, cadence — you name it, and it seems to do it. The app you put on your phone or computer is awesome also. It comes set up and ready to go. I received mine on a Friday and ran a 10k on Saturday morning. Sure has made running more efficient and fun. But it is a computer, so expect a few glitches every now and then. All in all, this is a lot of watch for the price. My son is a personal trainer, and he says it is one of the most popular watches liked by his clients." —Stephen Perreault

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in four colors).

    25. A projector that'll make 'em abandon movie theaters forever. Going out < chill night at home surrounded by pillows, blankets, and snacks.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This projector was exactly what I have been looking for. I bought this for an outdoor movie night with friends and family. It worked exactly as I expected. The picture quality is great for a projector in this price range. The sound quality is what really amazed me, you can easily watch a movie without any exterior speakers. I would definitely recommend this projector and I believe it will meet most people’s expectations." —Drew S.

    Get it from Amazon for $183.98.

    26. A mini beauty fridge so their toners, serums, and jade rollers stay cool and fresh — they feel much better that way, anyway! The beauty fanatic in your life could not love you more.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I thought this might be a silly addition to my beauty routine until I tried it! I love applying cool drops to my eyes and serum to my face every morning and night. It has plenty of space for six-plus beauty products. Highly recommend." —Abbaygrace

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.95 or Amazon for $44.99+ (available in five colors).

    27. A sleek electric toothbrush with a space-friendly charging base that'll be the perfect gift for hard-to-shop for dudes — ya know, because everyone should be brushin' their teeth.

    instagram.com, instagram.com

    The set comes with the Quip brush, travel cover mount, a large toothpaste, and a travel-sized toothpaste. There's also an optional subscription and for $10 every three months, they'll be sent a new brush head, AAA battery, and two different-sized toothpastes.

    Get it from Quip starting at $25.

    It's our cheap pick for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    28. An automatic pan stirrer their arms will be forever thankful for when a recipe calls for continuous stirring.

    Uncommon Goods

    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

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    29. A smart photo frame that cycles through a gallery of photos — perfect for anyone with way too many pictures to frame them all.

    auraframes.com

    This is a super-smart frame. It has a built-in light that will change its brightness depending on its surroundings. It also has a motion sensor: It knows to start a slideshow when someone is nearby and reacts to gestures if someone wants to swipe through the images. Using facial recognition, it can prepopulate with photos of friends and families. You can also send pictures to other people who have smart frames.

    Get it from The Grommet for $299 (available in two colors), or something similar from Amazon for $96.99+.

    30. A little animal speaker with a big sound for jamming out in the cutest way possible.

    instagram.com

    Compatible with smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth devices.

    Promising review: "This little guy is awesome! I got this to take to the beach and have decent quality music to listen to, and this Audio Pet has exceeded my expectations. The sound is great and loud enough to be heard clearly over the wind and crashing waves. It's so small and easy to take along. It is super easy to connect with my phone and then it's instant entertainment!" —Brandi

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 17 animals, and even *more* animals here).

    Look at you, the world's best gift giver.

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    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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