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    32 Cool-Looking Gifts That'll Light Up Pretty Much Anyone's Eyes

    Santa is way too old school to get gifts this cool.

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    1. A sunset projection lamp for giving them some soothing light therapy every night — letting them enjoy a sunset even if the view from their window is the brick wall from the building next door.

    The sunset light projected on to a living room wall
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bright and worth more than it costs! Very bright and I like that it has a button to turn it on and off." —V.R.

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in four options).

    2. A board game book that'll be hidden in plain sight on their bookshelf, blending in with their color-coded, A-type decor seamlessly. Candyland just got so much cooler.

    3. An iridescent table, a true unicorn of furniture, for folks who never got out of their My Little Pony phase and still consider *rainbow* a neutral.

    iridescent oval table with matching side table in colorful and plush decorated room
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is such a beautiful table. I'm obsessed." —Maloy D.

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $99.90+ (available in two sizes). 

    4. A roll of smart LED strip lights sure to take your gamer's home office ambiance to the next level. The strips work on walls, the ceiling, or even behind televisions and furniture. Everything's controlled from an app, and they get to choose from a variety of lighting effects. These even automatically sync with their music! 

    Reviewer's home office is backlit with blue light
    Reviewer's home gym is backlit with red light

    Promising review: "My fiancé and I love this product! We hung these lights up in his game room and they covered every bit of space that we needed them to. They were easy to put up and work wonderfully. My fiancé loves to explore the app and all of the different setting options with these lights. We simply can’t get enough. Every time we go in there, we could have a different light setting. These light up the entire room so we don’t even need to use the over head lighting. I would 100% recommend these to anyone looking for good quality LED light strips with 100s of light settings!" —Jordyn

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four sizes).

    5. A pine forest Bundt pan that'll delight the home baker in your life who lives to make The Great British Bake Offworthy desserts from the comfort of their own kitchen. 

    Promising review: "I had this Bundt pan on my wish list for years and finally got it. I'm so thankful I did!!!! What an absolutely beautiful cake it makes with so little effort!!!! This is going to be our Christmas dessert tradition from now on!" —RachelKS

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $34.05.

    6. A pair of light saber chopsticks any lifelong Star Wars fan would Jedi for, no matter how grown up they may seem.

    Blue lightsaber chopsticks glowing in a dark room
    The same reviewer with the chopsticks glowing red

    This set includes two light saber chopsticks. The Force is strong with these (i.e., batteries are included).

    Promising review: "These are the coolest chopsticks I have ever seen. The instructions for use and cleaning were clear and concise and the light that they give off is amazing!" —Jennifer P. Lane

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get them from Amazon for $12.97.

    7. And a light saber wiper blade cover if you feel ~forced~ to get the fan in your life a gift this gloriously geeky now that you know it exists.

    A gif of the glowing lightsaber wiper on car
    An image of the cover on a car windshield
    Amazon

    It's reflective, so it glows! Some reviewers suggest that you attach it with a hook-and-loop adhesive, so you can easily remove and re-attach the cover as needed.

    Promising review: "I bought this knowing it would just be a piece of plastic, but didn't care because I thought it would be fun to have on my car. I've received so many compliments so it definitely was a good buy." —ewitt3

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    8. A retro Apple Watch stand that'll make their charging watch look just like their favorite handheld video game. Nothing beats the gift of nostalgia!

    The Apple Watch stand designed to look like the old Game Boy
    Amazon

    Love this product way too much? There's also an awesome AirPod and AirPod Pro case to match.

    Promising review: "Got this as a gift for my fiancé and he was so stoked when he opened it. It’s such good quality for the price and it fits the watch super well!! It really looks like the real thing!" —natuuhhhliee

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in four colors). 

    9. propagation wall hanging — this is gonna be a hit with anyone who would love propagating without losing all the surface space in their studio. Plus, it's lovely!  

    reviewer's holder filled with propagating plants in over a dozen tiny vials
    reviewer's three tiered hanging prop vase wall decor filled with wild flowers

    Promising review: "I’m a recently plant-obsessed person and knew I wanted a space for propagating and flowers. I love picking up a little bunch of flowers and popping them in there for color, along with my props! It’s sturdy, functional, comes with an extra glass vial, and looks wonderful on my wall!" —Happy Customer

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in three colors). 

    10. Or an avocado pit planter so they can grow their own avocado plant if they don't have a yard but gardening is in their roots

    glass vase with small opening for avocado pit to balance on. reviewer's is in their window.
    reviewer's pit with roots showing through glass vase and plant sprouting

    I own this! I have mine hanging in my kitchen windowsill. I've had it for ages and like the design for several things. I've successfully grown plants from avocado pits and I'm currently using it to regrow green onions. I buy green onions, chop up what I need for a recipe, throw the rest into this planter with water, and watch my green onions grow for future meals. It's great! 

    Promising review: "I am absolutely obsessed with this vase. I had been searching a long time for bigger vases with a narrow neck to grow my avocado plant, and this was exactly what I needed! The bottom is nice and wide, and allows so much room for root growth. The glass is not real glass, it seems like it’s some type of high quality plastic. But it still looks very nice!" —Alysia 

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $24

    11. A set of three Baggu bags for eco-friendly friends who would love a pretty and practical gift Mother Nature would approve of. 

    person's hand and legs holding baggu bags with pet designs on each
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve tried all kinds of different bags and these are my absolute favorite. I originally received a set of bags from Baggu about 5-7 years ago and they quickly became my go to. Super strong, I can load these bags up with stuff without worrying. Easy to clean and store away. Just purchased a set of three large bags and another matching set of the smaller size bags. Love them!!!!" —Jaqueline 

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get them from Amazon for $42 (available in 13 three-pack styles and 17 individual styles). 

    12. A food smoker to infuse any food (or alcoholic beverage, for that matter) with a smoky flavor — no fire-starting skills required.

    reviewer image of jar filled with smoke and product behind it with writing that says manhattans smoking in the shaker
    closeup of drinks being poured and the words here they are

    This product includes applewood and hickory seasonings. 

    Promising Review: "This works great, especially if you're trying to get that grilled flavor in an apartment. Now I have a hickory-smoked kitchen. Keeps everything well concentrated. I managed to give smoke flavor to four steaks in two batches without setting off any fire alarms, so it's a win in my book." —Jennifer Phillips

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    13. A sleek LED alarm clock designed with a mirror face. This can be a not-so-subtle way of letting your perpetually late BFF know that "being on time" should be their New Year's resolution.

    Night owls for LIFE! BTW, this has two USB outlets, which means you can use it to charge your phone (and AirPods) while you sleep.

    Promising review: "This is what I have been looking for. I had seen this clock on TikTok many times and decided to bite the bullet. Set up was easy and to get it to my perfect setting took me about two to three days of readjusting. I started with the automatic dim and changed it to have the display bright from 7 a.m. to midnight. When I wake up in the middle of the night, it's dimmed so it doesn't hurt my eyes. Instructions were a little tough, but I managed. Definitely recommend this clock to everybody." —Joshy S

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $18.36+ (available in 12 colors).

    14. A carbonated bubble clay mask reviewers swear by for exfoliating their skin and banishing blackheads. The selfie potential of this face mask is just gonna be a major bonus.

    A customer review photo of them wearing the mask
    a second reviewer with bubbles all over their face

    Promising review: "This mask is so fun and really feels like it deep cleans. It bubbles up a lot and will make you feel like the Michelin Man LOL — but it works great especially with deep cleaning your pores. My five-year-old loves wearing this mask and watching it bubble — and it doesn't irritate her sensitive skin which is great. I too have sensitive skin and have had no problems at all with this mask. It does get a bit tingly when it's bubbling but in a good way. This mask is great for girls' night as it's hilarious watching it bubble up on everyone. The price is great for the amount of product you get, just be careful and apply very, very lightly on the forehead and around the nose as it does bubble up thick and will go up your nostrils. Very happy with this purchase and will definitely buy again." —Jess

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $6.48.

    15. A cloud mirror — a unique (and useful!) decorative accent sure to give their place some character, whether placed on a bookshelf, vanity, or side table.

    Promising review: "LOVE!!! It arrived safely and in one piece without cracks. It took seconds to put together and isn’t wobbly at all. I would recommend it! It's so so cute!" —Aubrey Sklar

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    16. A National Geographic geode kit that'll really ~rock~ if you know someone who often gets the urge to break something...and would prefer not getting in trouble.

    a tray filled with sparkly geodes
    Gif of someone smashing open the geode with a hammer

    This comes with geodes, goggles, and a display stand.

    Promising review: "If you are considering this for your kiddo, please buy! My 8-year-old and I had an absoloute blast! She loves every geode. There was one we got that was more solid and she couldn't get it open, so I got to smack it with the hammer and honestly it was not only stress-relieving, but it was also fun and beautiful! Would be great as a positive outlet for stress or just for kids who love sparkly things. I'd give this more than 5 stars if I could!" —Mandii Vi

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four kit sizes).

    17. A decorative wood chain for folks who ~wood~ love adding some trendy details to their side tables and decorative trays.

    wood chain over photo
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This looks much larger than picture in real life, but in a good way. You will not regret this purchase. It's beautiful decor at a great value." —NF

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three colors).

    18. high-pressure rainfall showerhead — this has a stainless-steel finish that's sleek and a rain water feature that's gonna look ooh-so-lovely and feel extra soothing. 

    reviewer's shower head in marble shower
    different reviewer showing the shower head pouring water from the side

    Promising review: "Incredible product!!! Buy it! This rainfall shower head gives me the best showers of my life." —Rivka Polanksy

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $26.39+ (available in three sizes and colors). 

    19. gold balloon animal sculpture that'll look ~doggone~ delightful in their home.

    hand holding up tiny balloon dog decor
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This looks like a replica of a huge Jeff Koons work, 'Balloon Dog.' I love that it's golden, because it fits in with my decor! So cute, and I get to show off my knowledge of contemporary artists! It's a must buy!" —M. Kirkland

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96 (available in four different animals).

    20. A glass teapot for making tea time an even more serene experience with visible blooming tea flowers.

    closeup of reviewer's blooming tea on stovetop
    gif of reviewer adding hot water to blooming tea flower

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my little teapot. I use it on the stovetop ever morning and it is perfect. I have had mine about three weeks now and it’s doing amazing. I love using the hot water first for my morning matcha, then I add the loose tea to the remainder of the hot water for my afternoon tea. It’s perfect for me and despite being worried about putting it on the burner at first, it turns out it’s nothing to be worried about at all. It works and looks super cute!" —DeeAnna

    Shipping: Available on Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.