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36 Gifts To Make Them Feel Like A Real Life Inspector Gadget

Go-go gadget aerating wineglass, space pen, portable fireplace... you get the idea.

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1. A portable fireplace for anyone who longs to sit by a cozy, glowing fire on chilly days but lives in hearth-less homes. Not only does it provide extra warmth, it'll also look cool on a coffee table *AND* can be used for indoor marshmallow roasting. Santa's getting s'mores this year.

small cement fire display
Amazon

Flîkr Fire is a family-owned small business, and their personal fireplace is fueled by isopropyl alcohol, meaning no carbon monoxide. Simply place the fireplace on a stable surface, add the fuel, wipe up any spills, and light it with a long-handled lighter or match for 45 minutes of flames.

Promising review: "This is a really awesome little firepit. It's perfect for intimate dinners or small gatherings — it's also portable and burns clean." —Cheron

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

Get it from Flîkr Fire on Amazon for $99+ (available in three colors).

2. A space pen that'll write underwater, in extreme temperatures, in zero gravity, and at any angle — even upside down! This stocking stuffer is totally the ~write~ way to go, if I do say so myself.

The metal and rainbow-colored pen displayed on a table

3. A Bissell SpinWave Pet Robot with an interchangeable mop and vacuum — the type A in your life is gonna be ~floored~ that you actually got them something they will use. The confetti bomb last year wasn't as big a hit as you had hoped.

4. A nitro cold brew maker sure to make them espres-so excited about their daily cup (or, um, cups) of coffee.

Stainless steel cold brew maker with curved spout

5. An Echo Auto so they can have Alexa *in their car* letting them play music, check the news, add notes to their to-do lists, make calls, and more — all while keeping their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.

People in a car saying "Alexa, start my Road Trip playlist"

6. A rechargeable LED dog collar for the friends who named their dog "Rocket" for a reason. With this on, walks around the neighborhood at night won't turn into an endless game of hide-and-seek.

7. A pair of aerating wineglasses — they're really and truly gonna improve the taste of the cheap wine you and your BFF gulp down on all your Grey's Anatomy viewing nights.

8. A pair of long-distance touch bracelets you can pair with Bluetooth so they'll light up when touched, to let your long-distance love know you're thinking of them in a way that'll totally brighten their day.

Two models with the black bracelets on their wrists

9. A portable mini projector with LED lights for providing a 1080p full HD "screen" wherever the heck your movie enthusiast decides it's time to throw on Moana.

10. A 10-motor massage mat — the lumbar area heats up to 140 degrees in less than eight minutes and it has three vibration intensity levels to choose from. This is the perfect gadget to get anyone who thinks you're a (lovable) pain in the neck.

Person laying on padded massage mat that's slightly larger than a yoga mat. It has a connected remote.

11. A Revlon hot-air brush designed with open-ended vents for optimum air flow, taking wet, tangled, frizzy hair and turning it into a shiny, salon-style blowout in mere minutes.

Reviewer who has straightened hair of their tight curly hair with the hot air brush

12. A teaching alarm clock to help your children know when they're allowed to leave their room, giving you slightly more shut-eye in the a.m. Update the settings to your family's schedule and this lil' helper will light up when the kids are allowed to get up and out of bed.

alarm clocks that say "I glow green when it's ok to wake!"

13. A Cuisinart food processor is gonna ~cut~ their prep time in half...and then in half again! No longer will chopping onions spring tears from their eyes...they can throw that edible bulb in the processor! They may still end up crying, but with joy.

14. An adjustable lamp that sits, stays, and is sure to make them smile when the day feels ~ruff~.

Wooden lamp with legs, a tail, and a square lamp head

15. A coffee table from BloomingTables for buds who love botanicals. I own this and I have never, in all my years, had a piece of furniture receive so much attention. People go wild over this thing!

16. A DIY neon-style sign kit with up to 9 feet of bendable light-up wire that'll be a ~bright~ spot on Christmas day when no one else figures out what to get the teenage "baby" of the family. YOU solved that problem. Good on ya!

17. A classic Tamagotchi so you can show them why it is that you can't figure out TikTok. THIS is the entertainment tech we had back in the day, and we loved it! ...And killed it. Often.

reviewer holding the palm sized toy in their hand

18. A Stealth core trainer that's really and truly gonna be a hit with anyone who loves exercise. This video game balancing board is gonna be their favorite entertainment when they're lying around and looking for something to do.

19. A Big Dig Sandbox Digger Excavator Crane — with this toy, their unfinished backyard is about to become THE neighborhood playdate spot.

20. A nostalgic Apple Watch stand for folks who aren't playing games when it comes to keeping their watch in working order. Even when off of their wrist, you know they want it center stage.

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

21. An Omigo bidet toilet seat is sure to make them feel like they're sitting in the lap of luxury. I know from experience!

22. An AeroGarden that'll be a foolproof way to grow fresh herbs outside of a garden and inside their fifth-floor walk-up.

23. A handheld frother to save them a bundle when they stop spending their hard-earned money at coffee shops and can enjoy their favorite frothy brew from the comfort of their kitchen counter instead.

24. An Apple Magic Keyboard designed with quick scrolling, document navigation, full-sized arrows, and increased stability in the keys, so they'll be able to work (and, more importantly, game) with ease.

Keyboard beside reviewer's laptop

25. A 3D-effect essential-oil-diffusing LED light that's waterless and changes into seven different colors, so you know it's gonna go with their decor (no matter what they've done to their place lately).

A reviewer's diffuser in the dark, showing cool tone lights in a firework pattern

26. A runaway alarm clock — it plays music and runs around the bedroom until someone grabs it. This thing is sure to have your kid up and ~on a roll~ in plenty of time to get ready for school.

27. An electric bubble massage mat that's waterproof and has a built-in heater for some truly spa-level soaks. It even has an aroma clip for essential-oil aromatherapy!

28. A genius tofu press so they can efficiently drain tofu to get the perfect texture and taste, mess not included.

Tofu being pressed inside plastic container

29. An LED floor lamp that'll rotate to create completely different lighting in their home...sign me up for 12!

30. A toilet light for giving their porcelain throne a subtle glow, letting them use the bathroom in the middle of the night without turning on the overhead lights and blinding themselves.

Closed toilet seat glowing from the inside in a dark bathroom

31. An embossing kit that'll prove to the naysayers that crafting is ~hot~.

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

33. A genuinely lovely towel warmer that'll look fancy in their bathroom *and* provide them with that fresh-outta-the-dryer feel every time they pull a towel out and wrap it around their body!

Person pulling towels out of upright towel warmer

34. A salt shooter you can give someone who would love nothing more than to hunt the world's most dangerous game, the pesky housefly. That...or use it to season their food in the most exciting way possible.

35. A pair of horizontal reading glasses they're gonna love when they get home at the end of an exhausting day and have the ability to read or watch TV without even exerting the effort it takes to sit up.

Person reading while laying flat by using the reading glasses