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    31 Gifts For Anyone Who Still Doesn't Know What The Heck To Get Their Family Members

    Practical, fun, and unique gift ideas for your brother, sister, daughter, son, mom, dad, or first cousin twice removed.

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    1. A ~pawsitively~ adorable book filled with dogs trying to catch treats. Unless you have a dog-hater in your family, they're bound to adore this!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just TRY to flip through this and not smile! The photographer expertly captured these adorable puppers being the majestic clowns that they are, each one unique in her/his attempt (or, er, lack of attempt) to catch a treat. Perfect showcase of crazy eyes and adorable wittle teefs (yes, the overwhelming cuteness of these dogs will have you talking like that). GREAT (best?) COFFEE TABLE BOOK." —Nat

    Get it from Amazon for $15.41.

    2. Phone charger stickers so EVERYONE in the fam finally knows whose charger is whose.

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "They can never fight about phone charging cords again! They will each have their own person on their cord. Better part is they can't take mine! Perfect stocking stuffer for a family!" —I love queso

    Get it from UncommonGoods or The Grommet for $12.95.

    3. Or! A wireless phone charger that'll keep them from sneaking into your room and stealing yours.

    Amazon

    Only compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, Galaxy S9 / S9+/ S8 / S8+ / Note 8 / S7 / S7 edge / S6 edge+ / Note 5, Nokia Lumia 830 / 920 / 1020 / 1520 / 930, Yota Phone 2, and Google Nexus 6 / 4 / 5.

    Promising review: "Works with Otterbox defender case! I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with an Otterbox Defender case. I didn't want to have to take my case off as this charger would be primarily used when I'm at work. I opted to stream music from my phone instead of buying and bringing a radio to my office, and I was using a standard charger but getting annoyed when I would have to leave my office and want to take my phone with me. I was so happy that I ordered one for my home as well!" —Karissa T.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A sandwich maker that can whip up a morning meal in five minutes because we allll have a breakfast diva in the fam.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    And this thing can do more than *just* make sandwiches! People have made little pizzas and pancakes with this handy gadget.

    Promising review: ""I was quite skeptical of this little item. I received it as a gift and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS LITTLE GEM. As a matter of fact, I'm going to order a second one because we are a family of seven and it takes too long to wait for all of us to have our sandwiches. The cleanup of this machine is a breeze. It comes apart and you can wash the middle sections. I have made breakfast sandwiches and frozen them. I have made English muffin sandwiches, pancake sandwiches (using pancake batter), sandwiches with hash browns. I would highly recommend this little gadget. Saved us lots of money and is much healthier than buying breakfast sandwiches. I usually make them once a month to freeze for the kids to grab when they want them." —Tracey L.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three colors and with or without a timer).

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this sandwich maker.

    5. A hilarious and easy-to-play game to take family game nights to a new level of fun, all thanks to you. *Takes bow.*

    Amazon

    My family and friend group are obsessed with this game. It's best to play when you have extended family over (the more people, the better it gets!), but either way, it makes for an incredibly fun night.

    Promising review: "We spent hours playing this game over the summer with more people than the game suggests. I think we had 15 people playing it at one point during the family reunion. It was a great hit with everyone. I plan on giving it as a gift to fellow game lovers. We had to skip a few topics for the younger kids (7-8) for context, but they loved playing. We also had to supply a little extra paper because we played it with so many people. I highly recommend trying this for parties and gatherings. It's a great way to get to know people better while having a lot of fun." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.87.

    6. A two-inch memory foam mattress topper perfect if you don't know what the heck to get them — ya know, because nothing beats the gift of a good night's rest!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this mattress topper for my granddaughter who was off to college last year. She said it saved her life and that her friends said she had the most comfortable bed in the dorm. Dorm mattresses are like plastic-covered concrete slabs so this was such a great idea, I just ordered another one for my second granddaughter who's off to college in a few weeks. Not the most glamorous gift you can give but it turned out to be the most appreciated!" —J. Jennings

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes full-California king).

    7. A sleek French press coffee and tea maker that's as useful as it is pretty. And let's be honest here, most of our family members could use some good ol' caffeine in the mornings.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I recently converted to the french press. I was given the 36-oz. press as a gift and I love it. It is the perfect size for me. I had company coming and did not want to have to make multiple pots to accommodate everyone so I purchased this larger press. It worked beautifully and produced enough coffee for everyone! It is easy to use and to clean. I am extremely happy with this purchase." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    8. AND! A bag of ultra-caffeinated coffee to give them the extra kick they need on sluggish mornings — and so they can't pull the "I'm tired' card when you ask them for a favor!

    Amazon

    I'd just like to casually mention that this coffee has over 15k reviews, and a 4.6-star rating. People REALLY love this coffee, so much so, that some of the reviews left are the best (and funniest) I've seen on Amazon.

    Promising review: "I'm sold. I bought this to keep me alert and focused at work. By my second cup I no longer needed a keyboard or mouse, as I was able to control my computer directly by thought. By the third cup I could hear colors and smell sounds. After my fourth cup, I decided to burn off some of the excess energy with a quick jog, and ended up finishing the Kessel Run in 11 parsecs flat! Seriously... Buy this stuff!" —Erick W.

    Get a one-pound bag from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three sizes).

    9. A felt purse organizer for their everyday tote that, sadly, doesn't have many pockets inside. Mom can't find her keys? Not anymore!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect for my needs! THIS organizer allows you to put lots of things in their own pocket so that you can quickly retrieve it without wasting time digging around. Other items (perhaps, taller items) can be put in the main section that is the length of the organizer. I purchased one and am now purchasing two more as gifts for people who I know also own tall tote bags like mine. If you have a tall tote, you can't go wrong buying this product. I highly recommend it." —A. E.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

    10. A minimalistic watercolor print with their home state so they can always take a piece of your family with them.

    Ten Acre Paper Co. / Etsy

    Get it from Ten Acre Paper Co. on Etsy for $24+ (available in two sizes and styles, and all 50 US states here).

    11. A mystery subscription box featuring challenging puzzles, codes, and cryptic messages based around the month's theme — aka the perfect gift for the family still obsesses over National Treasure (mine).

    Cratejoy

    Just think about how fun a family night in will be with this!

    Promising review: "My husband, mother-in-law, and I completed the September puzzle as a group. It was fun to see how we all had different ideas and viewpoints. Combining our individual strengths helped us finish this month's puzzle journey. Unique and interesting!" —Desiree

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30+/month.

    12. A pair of trusty headphones you can *cough cough* give to your family's headphone thief.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Compared to MANY other earbuds that I've had that cost $75, $100, $150, these sound as good as any of them. I'm astounded! I use these for running, and I've attached them to my sunglasses along with my iPod Shuffle. I figured for $8, I could afford to sweat up a few of these and replace them whenever I needed to. I'VE RUN 1,500 MILES WITH THESE in the last year and a half! I've gone through four pairs of New Balance shoes, two iPod Shuffles, three pairs of sunglasses, and am on the SAME set of earbuds! And, THEY STILL SOUND GREAT!" —Gene Goodell

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 15 colors, and with or without a mic).

    13. A vacuum insulated water bottle they'll actually want to carry around. It comes in tons of neutral and fun prints so you're bound to find one everyone in your fam will love.

    simplemodern.com, Amazon

    These bottles can keep liquids cool for up to 18 hours, and hot for up to five (and even longer with the larger bottles).

    Promising review: "Great water bottle. I see water bottles like this everywhere that are $40-50 for the 25-oz. size and just wasn't able to spend that much on a water bottle. Finally I found this on Amazon and I absolutely love it. It keeps my drink cool all day, it's so sleek, and most importantly (for me) it really is 100% leak proof. As long as the top is screwed on obviously, you can fill this to the top and shake it around and it's not going to spill, ever." —Alexa Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four sizes and 46 prints/colors).

    14. A travel pillow to save their neck on long plane, car, or bus trips. The most exciting gift? Probably not. Will they use it regularly and love you for it? You betcha.

    Amazon

    I used one of these on an 11 hour flight to Jordan and it's definitely the best travel pillow out there. I like that you can tighten or loosen it to comfortably work with your sleeping position, and honestly I should get one for my dad since he's always falling asleep on the couch (with the remote in his hand, of course).

    It's also a BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best travel pillow!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

    15. A dictionary safe with a secret compartment for storing the goods they don't want to share with the world (aka their nosy siblings).

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very pleased with this book box! It fits in with the rest of my books beautifully. You wouldn’t know that it’s any different from the rest unless you picked it up and fiddled with it. The cover feels like a real book. The pages are kind of fake looking, but you can’t see them while it’s parked in the bookcase. I ordered the small size and it fits cash perfectly. I’ve come back and ordered the large as well. I feel so much better about camouflaging some of my valuables amongst my hundreds of books rather than say, in my underwear drawer or someplace else that isn’t as sneaky. I love it and it is perfect for what I wanted it for." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    16. Memory foam slippers, because the ultimate lounger in the family *needs* a pair of these to reach peak coziness. It's just a fact.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My mother moved into a house with hardwood floor this year, and with the weather getting cold for the winter, I thought she'd appreciate having some warm slip-ons to wear around the place. So far, after a month of wearing them, she loves them and wears them whenever she can. And she says the memory foam soles are very comfortable to stand and walk around in." —Jaden7

    Get a men's pair from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in sizes S-XL and four two colors), and a women's pair from Amazon for $19.90+ (available S-XL and five colors).

    17. A not-your-everyday cookbook filled with delicious recipes inspired by movies for cinema *and* food lovers alike...soooo everyone?

    Food52

    The author of the cookbook has a mega famous YouTube cooking channel, and a lot of the recipes from his series are in this cookbook!

    Promising review: "Andrew's book is a wonderful guide to cooking what you see on TV. He's funny, easy to follow, and his YouTube videos are entertaining. This book is wonderful for the same reasons. You've now got a physical cookbook (much better than Googling recipes) written by a creative and unique individual, with recipes that are easy to follow and fun to cook. To be fair, I'm a huge fan and I actually bought three of these as gifts last Christmas. I may buy more this year to give out." —Colin

    Get it from Amazon for $18.81.

    18. And, a movie scratch-off poster to keep track of all the flicks the fam bam watches during family movie nights.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this poster as a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it! Great gift for anyone who loves movies. It lists dozens of classic and well-known movies, so makes for a fun activity to check off the ones you've seen and then watch those remaining." —Katia Graves

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors) or Uncommon Goods for $15.

    19. A pair of touchscreen gloves so everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, in your family can stay active in the group chat, no matter how cold it is.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

    20. A set of smart plugs they can control with the devices around their house because it's 2018, people — we shouldn't *have* to get off the couch to turn off the lights if we don't want to!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic product! It uses the Smart Life app [Google Play here], which is extremely easy to use on its own, and it also seamlessly syncs with Alexa (echo). I started using these with my Christmas tree and various Christmas lights in my house. I first set a timer in the app so they would come on at 5 pm each evening and turn off at bedtime...I never have to remember to turn the tree off again! Then I synced it with Alexa (really easy to do), and can also turn it on by saying "Alexa, turn on Christmas tree" and on it goes! I love the product so much, I bought a bunch more for other outlets in my house." —Amy A

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $28.99.

    21. A small but mighty essential oil diffuser and humidifier that will keep their nose hydrated and their body relaxed all year long.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have purchased two of these InnoGear diffusers and plan to make this my go-to gift item. Can't beat the price. It actually works better than one that I almost three times the amount for. I like this one because as a diffuser, it works perfectly. The plus is that with the lighting you have options — you can select a color, have changing colors, or turn the light off and just use the diffuser. My more expensive brand doesn't have these options. It's a no-brainer. It works better and cost way less. Oh, and it has auto shut-off." —troutlady

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in three styles), and don't forget to grab an essential oil gift set for $14.95.

    22. A giant shower head so they can start the day the right way: Under a calming waterfall.

    Amazon

    Annnnd if you just so happen to share a bathroom with them, then so be it. You'll just have to use this, too *wink wink*. This is what we call luxury on a budget!!!

    Promising review: "Bought this to replace a Delta rain shower that cost three times as much. This is so much better and truly feels luxurious! I bought a 16-inch extender pipe to get the shower head far enough away from the wall as it's a large, 12-inch square. Once we installed it and started using it, however, we felt very guilty with the torrents of water coming out of it as we want to be socially responsible with our water use! So we got this shut off valve and set the lever to where to we felt comfortable with the water flow, and since then it's been set it once and forget it! We liked this setup so much we bought another set of all three parts for our other home too!" —SamMo

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in two sizes and shapes).

    23. A funny pad of messy citations they can dish out when their siblings or children (not you though, you're an angel) start leaving their crap everywhere.

    Amazon

    Stocking stuffer idea, anyone?

    Promising review: "This is the perfect gag gift you could ever give anybody who has a sense of humor! I ordered one for myself and for my husband and we have gotten plenty of laughs from them. You definitely need to make sure that somebody has a sense of humor and not somebody who takes life too seriously. I would definitely recommend ordering this if you're ever in need of giving somebody a laugh or a great gag gift." —Danielle Degree - Ghirarda

    Get it from Amazon for $11 (available in 23 other citation notepads).

    24. A vintage camper bird house (!!) that you can put together with them and then hang up in the backyard. Honestly, this is so sweet, I cry.

    One Man Garage / Etsy

    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $25+ (available in eight colors, natural finish, or a natural finish *and* paint set).

    25. A bamboo cutting board in the shape of their home state so cute they could hang it up as wall decor.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My mom does a lot of entertaining and I purchased this and a small knife set for her for Mother's Day. She LOVES the cutting board and it really looks nice in her small place. Perfect for about three cheeses with crackers for serving and when she's not entertaining, it's a pretty decoration. If you're giving as a gift, realize that you'll need to package it nicer (or put it in a basket with other items). I can see it being a nice center piece to a creative wedding basket." —Weil

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in most states).

    26. And! A soy wax candle featuring their favorite place that'll wind up being the best gift they receive because A) it smells delightful, B) it's thoughtful, and C) it's pretty.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn't sure about how it would smell but I figured even if he wasn't a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don't know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately. Definitely worth my money:)" —Bailey K

    Get it from Amazon or Homesick Candles for $29.95 (available in most states).

    27. A funny sweatshirt only the true Grinch in your family will appreciate — which, BTW, is the best Christmas movie. I will not budge on that.

    Femfetti

    Get it from Femfetti or Femetti on Etsy for $34 (available in sizes S-5XL).

    28. A four-in-one phone lens kits complete with a 12x zoom, manual focus telephoto lens, fish-eye lens, macro lens, and wide-angle lens so they can take Insta-worthy photos...of you.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Oooh you– I mean their Instagram grid is going to look so good.

    Promising review: "Let me tell you how much this kit is loved! We bought it as an early gift for my son's birthday. He loves using his phone for photos. He adored it and our son was obsessed with it from day one of our trip, and the photos he took were pretty good! He particularly liked the macro and wide angle lenses." —Enchanted Artist

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in other kit styles).

    29. A critter catcher to help them catch bugs and other crawlies while keeping a very, VERY safe distance.

    Amazon

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

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    30. A cool gadget that can turn freshly brewed hot coffee (or any non-carbonated drink, such as wine and whiskey) into an iced one in a matter of minutes — all without watering it down.

    Amazon

    All they have to do is fill it with water and pop it into the freezer for 12 hours before using. It has a 12.5 oz. capacity and is dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "Gave this HyperChiller as a gift to my daughter to go with the Keurig I purchased at Costco. She loves it! It turns her hot coffee into an iced one in a couple of minutes while she gets ready for work." —Doreen

    Get it from Amazon $23.99.

    31. And a giant ruler they hang on the wall to keep track of everyone's height growth! If only we had this when I was growing up — my dad will have to cut out the entire wall if he wants to take that memory with him.

    amazon.com

    I love the idea of this! I actually gifted this to my brother when he started his own family. As kids, my parents would track our height on the door frame leading into the kitchen. Fortunately, we've lived in that house our entire lives, but if my parents ever wanted to move, they'd have to literally cut part out of the wall out to take it with them. With this, your family can easily move it house to house, and keep those memories with them everywhere they go.

    Get it from Amazon for $67.50 (available in four colors).

    It's not a competition, but you will be handing out some of the best gifts.

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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