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    37 Gifts That'll Probably Be Automatic Hits

    Why yes, I would like all of these. Thank you very much.

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    1. A cotton or eucalyptus farmhouse wreath sure to add a cozy, festive touch to their door no matter what holiday is on its way.

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    Promising review: (for the cotton) "This is so cool. When they say real cotton, they mean real cotton. I have never had one like this. These are real cotton balls with the shell and everything. I'm just curious how they preserve this. It doesn't look like it's going to fall apart or anything. They are holding together pretty well. We're not going to have snow in Los Angeles but we'll have something white on the door. This is cool." —Patricia L.

    Promising review: (for the eucalyptus) "I love this wreath! I needed a wreath for my door and this was great. It required a little fluffing out of the box to get the leaves positioned correctly, but looks amazing on my front door! It's not too big, but not too small." —Melissa N. Jones

    Get the cotton one for $29.99+ (available in two sizes) and the eucalyptus one for $29.99, both from Amazon.

    2. A Stagg pour-over kettle so you can give your delightfully snobby friend a gift they can't help but applaud.

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    Promising review: "I bought this kettle over a year ago and typically use it on the weekends. The kettle is beautiful, we get so many compliments on the look of it. We use a gas range to heat the kettle and also have the black plastic handle, and it is still in mint condition. We have been so happy with this kettle that we are gifting it to friends and family now for christmases, housewarmings, etc. Thanks for a great product!" —Anders R.

    Get it from Amazon for $79+ (available in three colors).

    3. A cool gel memory foam pillow that absorbs body heat and releases it from the other end of the pillow — with this, your hot-headed S.O. is gonna be able to *literally* cool off at the end of a long day.

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    I own this pillow and sleep on it every night! It's really heavy and stiff, so I'd highly recommend it to people with neck problems or anyone who likes solid support. The cooling effect is truly wild — I sleep hot and with this I feel a nice chill all night long. I even put it behind my back when I'm sitting on my sofa and need a fast way to cool off. It's fab. Get it in your life.

    Promising review: "I have been searching for a pillow that works for me and finally found it. I almost can't believe how perfect it is. The foam has ideal firmness, it supports my neck while allowing my head to sink in just right. I switch from back to side sleeping and the pillow accommodates both sleeping positions. The cool gel keeps the pillow from heating up so I don't want to flip it around like I do with most pillows. I highly recommend this pillow." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

    4. A pack of rainbow fire packets — a gift that'll turn your camping trip into the magical rainbow unicorn vacation your seven-year-old has been begging for.

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    Promising review: "These things are so awesome! HUGE hit with the kids. I can't wait to take some camping — the colors are gorgeous! We've been using them for about a month now. Teals, greens, and blues are visible toward the top parts of the flames, and in the innermost parts of the fire, you can see ultraviolet and deep pinks. Ordering two more right now and will be using these all summer!" —VWatson

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $11.95.

    5. A tortilla blanket for foodies who would like nothing more than being wrapped up in the cheesiest gift of all.

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    Promising review: "This blanket came in vacuum packeting, which guarantees cleanliness during shipping. It is ultra soft. Although it is thin, it is a perfect covering for a little rest." —Edward

    Get it from Amazon for $16.83+ (available in nine styles and four sizes).

    6. What if?, a book of fun hypotheticals with impressively scientific answers — this is gonna entertain inquisitive folks who want the answers to life's most dramatic questions.

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    Promising review: "Our family has enjoyed some of the 'what if' scenarios and laughed about them. Our children are all teenagers, and they are able to understand the science as explained in the book. Their favorites are the fastest manmade object and the nuclear reactor swimming pool. The teenagers have asked us to read these aloud on long car trips." —dadisme

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    7. An origami lunch bag that folds flat into a placemat for loved ones in your life (or A-type associates) who like things just so.

    Animi Causa

    Get it from Animi Causa for $31.99.

    8. A stunning celestial Timex — astrology lovers are gonna be totally starry eyed when you give them this.

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    Promising review: "I love this watch. It’s professional yet playful." —Mandusmaximus

    Get it from Timex for $99 (available in four colors).

    9. A hanging bookshelf — a gift they won't even be able to see but also won't be able to stop talking about.

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    Promising review: "I cannot believe how awesome these bookshelves look in my room. With my classic leather-bound books stacked neatly on top, these apparently floating books give the room a sense of charm and intrigue. I am so glad I got these shelves. They are easy to install and each can safely hold three of my large leather bound books. They do not wobble or shake. They are very stout and sturdy, and I do not have any worries with the weight they bear. I am confident they will securely hold to the wall and keep my books unharmed. The metal is durable and long-lasting. So many of my friends and family have complimented these statement pieces and have gotten some for their own book collections." —Burrells

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes and two sets).

    10. An LED arch lamp that'll be arch-way cooler than gaudy table lamps and truly brighten up their life.

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    Promising review: "I love this little lamp. It works great on my nightstand. It gives off just enough light so I can read in bed easily. Tiny spaces, lots of light." —Constance L. Woythal

    Get it from Amazon for $151.20.

    11. An air bazooka – it's gonna prove you weren't just full of hot air when you told them you had a gift in mind that'd blow them away.

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    Promising review: "My boys are dart gun crazy so I was thrilled to find something they could shoot that I wouldn't be pelted with. Though the blast of air can topple a tower of cups or even flip a spinning target, it does so without any projectiles. Win for the whole family. However, it does get annoying to get blasted with the air in the head. Annoying but harmless." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    12. A Grilled Cheesus sandwich press sure to make your favorite chef say, "~Holy~ moly! This gift is something special!"

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    Promising review: "Holy Cheesus, this sandwich press is hysterical AND it makes a really good sandwich. It's been a huge hit in our house! We did notice that it needs to cool off a bit between sandwiches (just a minute or two) or the face isn't as clear (spraying the plates with a little bit of canola oil really helps you get a good impression on your bread)." —April D

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    13. A pack of three deaths head moths for friends who like somewhat dark and dreary decor (as long as it's also covered in gold).

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    Promising review: "I like these paper moths very much. Their design is just like in the product photos and they are made of light card stock. I plan to leave mine up all year round." —Annie

    Get them from Amazon for $2.30.

    14. A wall mounted rainy pot sure to show your friend who misses summer that even dreary weather has a darling side.

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    Promising review: "I have purchased several sets of these. I have them hanging in my office and have referred friends to this link and they have purchased the set too. Great present for teachers!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    15. A pom pom throw so you can give them a soft gift that shows you appreciate them dealing with all your rough edges.

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    Promising review: "This is an extremely soft blanket. The color is spot on. I gifted to my mom for Mother’s Day and she loved it. She loves how soft it is. It’s big enough to cover her body. This is a very comfortable blanket. I would love to order more if they come out with light grey or white." —Isis Cazares

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in eight colors).

    16. An eye massager — it may help ease migraines and act as a source of stress relief for anyone whose tension is not just a weight on their shoulders.

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    This uses air pressure and light vibrations to relieve fatigue, pain, stress, and puffiness around the eyes. And it decided to keep the luxury coming with a heat compress and built-in music settings to help you really relax. It uses a rechargeable lithium battery with USB and it'll last a full week when used 15 minutes a day, so feel free to treat yourself daily!

    Promising review: "My job requires me to stare at a computer monitor all day long. My eyes are often stressed at the end of a work day, to the extent that I don't even watch TV anymore. A friend recommended I get this eye massager. It is worth every penny. The soft massaging motion with the smooth fiber touching the eyes releases the stress from my eyes quickly. The massaging motion to the temples and the soothing music is also really helpful. My favorite music is the water dripping sound. The product looks great and is clearly high quality. I am using it every day now and plan to bring it with me when I travel. I would recommend this to anyone who needs an eye massage (and who doesn't need one these days?)." —Linda Peng

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    17. A ceramic vase that'll certainly put a smile on their face!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is so lovely. I bought it to hold my dishwashing wand and little bottle brushes. They fit perfectly. It’s smallish, so you’d have to use smaller, shorter flowers to use this as an actual vase. But it’s a cute and interesting little decor piece as is. I just love it and found it even cuter in person." —M.M.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29+ (available in four styles).

    18. A wood bottle lock brain teaser – it'll be fun (and infuriating) for your favorite wine connoisseur.

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    Promising review: "We purchased this as a Christmas gift for a notoriously hard-to-stump puzzle person. He undoes normal puzzles in minutes. However, he was stumped by this for almost an entire hour! It is difficult to put together but there are specific directions. We also adjusted the length of the rope by just tying the knot shorter. Bottom line is, it was worth the effort to see him stumped by this puzzle and it made him enjoy his beverage even more!" —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    19. A silly ceramic planter that'll be loved with every rabbit of their heart.

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    Promising review: "This is a well made, purely decorative and fun piece. It’s a great addition to our spring decor and adds a dash of whimsy to our console table." —M. Childers

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    20. A pack of VSCO girl stickers for keeping their Hydro Flask lookin' fresh and on-trend. Sksksksksk.

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    Promising review: "I love that the stickers are all the same color scheme. They are a nice size and a vibrant. They stick well. Naturally my kid had to put some of these on their Hydro Flask, but they work great on anything." —Godiva13

    Get them from Amazon for $9.98.

    21. A lightsaber umbrella that changes colors, allowing the receiver to decide if they're learning toward the light or feel forced to chose the dark side on a cloudy day.

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    This requires three AAA batteries, not included.

    Promising review: "This is the most fantastic umbrella ever! I'm very glad I bought it. It's very durable, even in high winds. It slides open very smoothly and doesn't catch when I'm taking it down. The carrying case is very helpful and allows you to have your hands free when not in use. It can cycle through all of the colors constantly, or it can stay on just one. It has the options of red, green, blue, purple and white. There's also an LED flashlight on the bottom of the handle. It takes three AAA batteries and they seem to last quite a while. The lights are bright enough to see even during the day time. I was very surprised and pleased at the quality and durability. A great buy." —SM

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

    22. A pair of cross band indoor/outdoor fleece slippers — you won't have a reason to feel ~sheepish~ about giving these to your recently official S.O. They're gonna be the perfect pick.

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    Promising review: "These are the BEST! They are so fluffy! I'm loving the open toe so my feet don’t over-heat! The cutest fluffs." —Si

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in five colors and sizes 5–10).

    23. A chocolate chip shopping bag for earth-friendly folks who know how ~sweet~ it is to find a good looking reusable bag.

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    Promising review: "I received a BAGGU bag several years ago as a gift, and I use it nearly every day! The things that sets BAGGU apart from other bags: 1) Cute prints! There are a lot to choose from! 2) It folds and fits easily in my purse. You know those bags that you open up and can never fit it back in it's original case? You will NOT experience that with these bags!! 3) Durability. I generally use my bags for canned goods and grocery shopping. The strap is also large enough to wear over the shoulder for ease of carrying. I'd recommend BAGGU to anyone!!" —S T

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in 36 colors).

    24. A 150th Anniversary edition of Little Women, with illustrations and type from early editions, to give avid readers who know life is more beautiful thanks to stunning, classical text.

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    I read Little Women for the first time this year and grabbed this edition without thinking much of it, my eyes mainly on the fast Amazon shipping. I'm thrilled that I did. The story itself is stunning and timeless, with a heavy dose of familial love and lessons in staying true to personal conviction and developing self worth. The writing is so beautiful I wanted to highlight lines on every page. The simple sketches are stunning and bring you into the world of the March family flawlessly.

    Promising review: "For a book generally regarded as one for young girls, this is most definitely far beyond that. Besides the 150 year special edition, the relevance today is mesmerizing. Obviously settings are dated (believe it or not, only to some extent), the social interactions and challenges are as relevant today as they were then. The poignancy of family relationships, a father away from the home cradle, the lost love, the pure romance, the death of loved ones — all this is very alive today. This read will bring a tear to your eyes. A bonus is holding this version of publication in your hands, the weight of it a mirror of the weight of the narrative." —Norman James Leite

    Get it from Amazon for $13.91.

    25. A graphic tee for giving them some unsolicited advice they actually *do* want.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Good Advice Cupcake collection at Hot Topic for $24.90+ (available in sizes S–2XL).

    26. A pizza pocket lanyard so they can enjoy an accessory they can really sink their teeth into. No, really.

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    Promising review: "Honestly, the best $7 I've ever spent." —Courtney Sparling

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. A mod "mason jar" that'll let you add a sophisticated touch to your rather rustic friend's growing jar collection.

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    Promising review: "This is amazing. I love this jar and the cool ball top. It is too great!" —Val

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89.

    28. A game night masterpiece, Escape Room In A Box for people who love game night... as long as they don't have to leave their house for it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We loved this game. We did it for my husband's birthday with some friends. We have done a few escape room games and they were very similar and easy. This was so much better and had great puzzles with different types of challenges. We would highly recommend this game to anyone that likes a good challenge and loves escape room type of games." —Stacey Wilson-Rivera

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98.

    29. A teaching keyboard that connects with lesson apps so they can become a maestro all on their own.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I found the piano I've been looking for. It is excellent. This is the first digital piano that feels like I am playing the real thing." —James Kerigan

    Get it from Amazon for $799.99+ (available in two colors).

    30. A pack of 24 outlet decals so funny they'll certainly wonder aloud, "I ~mustache~ you, when did you become a gift-giving genius?"

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These little guys brighten my day, every day. They don't peel off unless I am trying to remove them and they are just a happy little home accessory." —Renee

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    31. A pack of unique Montessori wooden teether rings — you can leave them in a drawer and snag some when baby fever hits your friends and your life is officially filled with baby showers each weekend.

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    Promising review: "The wood is sanded nicely and they're perfect sizes for baby hands. These are a good price for a quality product." —Parker S.

    Get a pack of 11 from Amazon for $17.99.

    32. A pack of six animal face masks for friends who use face masks anim-all the time.

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    Promising review: "I love these masks. The animal faces are so cute. I also like how each mask does a different thing. They all leave my skin feeling or looking great." —Maria Greer

    Get them from Amazon for $7.95.

    33. An oversized sweater that's sure to keep your VSCO friends warmer than their beloved oversized shirts this winter.

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    Promising review: "My wife loves oversized sweaters and shirts! This monochrome sweater came in extremely well packed. The material is smooth and comfortable. It is unbelievably cozy, the black and white combination looks perfect! It is easy to lounge in or wear with a pair of tights, shorts or skirts! Five stars for this one!" —Arpan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 15 colors and sizes S–XL).

    34. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot — a practical gift that'll basically replace their entire kitchen, saving them space and money this year.

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    This gem has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. And be sure to check out my BuzzFeeder coworker's rave review!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $59.89.

    35. A scratcher lounge to give cat parents who feel like finding sleek cat furniture has been an itch they can't scratch.

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    Promising review: "Our house is decorated in more contemporary decor and this scratcher sits nicely next to our Noguchi Table and doesn't miss a beat. The item is reversible and I expect to get a good lifespan out of it. At very least four times what I would have with the cheaper cardboard scratchers. At that point, they have more than paid for themselves." —Diana de Avila

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in three colors).

    36. A tissue box cover — a sentimental gift for anyone who gets teary-eyed when thinking about home.

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    This works with square tissue boxes, be sure to grab ones that fit!

    Promising review: "I'm in a dorm room and wanted to keep my color scheme going throughout the room (white/blush/gold), and multi-colored tissue boxes can look chaotic in such a small space. It's cute and functional." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    37. And finally, a customized pet portrait for pet parents who treat their four-legged babies like royalty. As! They! Should!

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I recently ordered two of these, one of each beloved cat. I sent in a photo each, making sure their faces were clear and forward-facing, and then picked my favorite outfits (there are a ton to chose from)! I can't believe how great the results are. The quality is fantastic and they are laugh out loud funny and fab. I'm a huge fan.

    Get it from Crown And Paw for $49.95.

    Me, before they've even opened their gift:

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