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    39 Gifts That'll Probably Be Automatic Hits

    Finding gifts by this point of the year is so stressful...just go ahead and grab one of these surefire hits.

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

    Round eucalyptus wreath

    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 it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. A preserved floral bundle, because adding a cheery bit of color to their life is the best thing about buying flowers. Finding cool florals that won't wilt? Now, that'll be even better.

    Fuzzy floral bundle in warm tones and cream
    East Oliva

    This bouquet is made with pampas grass, gypsophila, eucalyptus, sesame, ming fern, ruscus, umbrella fern, and bunny tails and comes in a matte ivory porcelain vase.

    Get it from East Olivia for $85.

    3. An almond orange body scrub from Zum, the mother of spunky soaps, that's gonna lift their spirits with its lovely scent and smooth out their rough edges with its soothing texture.

    Jar of Zum scrub inside a soap basket in my bathroom
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The photo above is a display I made out of Popsicle sticks specifically for my Zum products. I wish I was exaggerating. Be sure to check out everything Indigo Wild has to offer!

    Promising review: "I have tried Zum’s other scents and next to the frankincense salt scrub, this one has got to be my favorite. Citrusy without being too overbearing and a very light almond scent. It really has the right balance. I love using this in the shower with a loofah glove as it really gets my skin clean and smooth and super-soft. I just love this line! Zum soaps, scrubs and body mists are really the best with only the best ingredients." —Donna

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

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

    White modern kettle with long thin spout

    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 two colors).

    5. Or a coffee of the month subscription for anyone you've ~bean~ meaning to reach out to lately with a thoughtful little something.,

    Each box includes delectable single-origin coffee from around the world and comes with a postcard from a new country every month. They'll also have tasting notes and brewing tips for each individual batch.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for 9+/month (available in three subscription sizes and customized frequency/taste selections).

    6. A BuzzFeed x Birchbox filled with hair and skincare products that'll truly make them look and feel fab.

    A shot of the shoebox-sized packaging and several beauty products found in the box

    This includes a foundation primer, a moisturizing mask, a probiotic whipped cream, a texturizing finishing spray, a liquid liner, an oil primer, a cleansing mask, a hair mask, and a pen-like lip color.

    My BuzzFeed Shopping coworker goes into detail about every product in the box – read all about it!

    Get it from BuzzFeed x Birchbox for $62.

    7. A tobacco and patchouli candle in an amber apothecary jar that's waaay too pretty to be this price — snag this steal of a deal and give your best friend's bookshelves something to brag about.

    Candles in amber glass with round tops

    Promising review: "Goldilocks would love this candle because everything is just right. Some candle scents are too strong or fake smelling and some are too weak – this candle is perfect. The subtle, yet alluring scent provides nice background fragrance for any room and burns very clean. I'm sensitive to candles with fake chemical smells or wax that burns dirty and these candles are my go-to because they never cause a problem. The glass jar gives a nice glow and the candle has a long life. A little more money than most on here but worth it for 'just right.'" —Sterling

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in six scents).

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

    Two people sitting on circular tortilla blanket

    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 $18.99+ (available in three styles and four sizes).

    9. A pair of high quality Vuori leggings — they're gonna be worn and adored *literally* all year long. Fortunately, they're built to handle the love.

    Person wearing high waisted black leggings that hit above ankle

    My husband and I both have clothes from Vuori and we've definitely swapped pieces from each other's closets more than once. My Vuori leggings are the only leggings I've ever worn that I've actually gotten compliments on, even the basic black is that good looking! The quality is obvious and the comfort is on point. These are totally worth the investment, as a gift *or* a gift for yourself.

    Promising review: "I love the high-waist style. The material seems very durable. The best hair doesn't stick to it as much as other leggings. :P" —Jessica C.

    Get them from Vuori for $89 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    10. A candle kit great for both kids and adults — this is a ~bright~ gift idea if I've ever seen one!

    Three geometric standing candles in different colors with tools and ingredients from the kit around them

    This kit teaches you how to fold a geometric mold, dye wax, and turn wax into a candle. It includes a video tutorial link for visual learners, written instructions, all needed materials, and design ideas.

    Promising review: "My son LOVED this crate. It turned out really neat." —Ryan

    Get it from KiwiCo for $24.95.

    11. An air bazooka sure to prove you weren't just full of hot air when you told your brother's kids you had a gift in mind that'd blow them away.

    Two children launching air with toys

    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 $22.99.

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

    Three paper moths with gold detail and skull pattern

    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 $10.60.

    13. A pair of 1460 smooth leather lace-ups available in enough colors to truly spice up your BFF's all-Doc shoe closet.

    Dr. Martens

    Get them from Dr. Martens for $150 (available in 12 colors and sizes 5–12).

    14. A wall mounted rainy pot that'll help your summer-loving sweetheart see that even dreary weather has a darling side.

    Teeny succulent mounted planter with cloud water holder on top

    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 $27.99 (available in three styles).

    15. An optical illusion print so you can prove to naysayers that minimalism can still be mind-boggling, and give them a gorgeous gift while you're at it.

    Framed wall art that looks like several pieces of thick paper ripped into a hole
    Andy Blank

    I own the Crater version of this piece and find myself staring at it constantly. I still can't believe it's one sheet of paper! This is a high quality piece of art that'll instantly elevate your home decor.

    Get it from Andy Blank for $69.

    16. A chocolate bash cake for rambunctious kiddos (or adults) who would probably love a gift they're allowed to break more than anything else. Getting to eat it after is a major perk.

    Dylan's Candy Bar

    Each bash cake is 7-1/2 inches tall, 7 inches wide, and has about 8 ounces of pretzels inside. It has a 9-month shelf life.

    Get it from Dylan's Candy Bar for $50.

    17. A handcrafted Italian leather bag, a splurge-worthy gift in a timeless style that'll look equal parts smart and chic, giving your birthday bud something they'll truly use forever.

    Black handbag with crossbody strap and triangular flap

    I have this bag! After using random tote bags to carry my essentials in for years, I wanted a grown up option that was just as convenient as my totes. This has a surprising amount of space in it (I always have a reusable grocery bag in it and can still fit my phone, keys, wallet, medicine, etc.) and it upgrades every outfit I wear with it. All the heart eyes for this one, all of them!

    Get it from Vestirsi for $250.

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

    Three fleece blankets with pom pom edges

    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 $14.99+ (available in 15 colors and five sizes).

    19. A turtleneck waffle tee in a warm honey color. This is gonna keep them cozy and lookin' cute while you go leaf peeping every single weekend.

    Model wearing long sleeved turtleneck

    Get it from Everlane for $38 (available in four colors and sizes XS–XL).

    20. A sheer matte lipstick with a freshly-blotted look that adapts to your natural lip color, to give anyone who is all about embracing a natural glam glow-up.

    Model applying lightweight lipstick

    It's also vegan and great for dry, sensitive lips!

    Promising review: "Wow. I was so skeptical of Glossier and didn't understand the hype at all but I'm so glad my cynicism led me to buying this only to prove myself wrong. This product is AMAZING...I have very a small bottom lip and usually overline it using a red or pink shade blotted. It's advertised as already having the blotted look so I figured it'd save me some time in the morning and bought this. I opted for a more muted shade to see if it'd make a difference against my natural lips and boy am I SO glad I bought this. This matches my lip color perfectly. I couldn't even tell I was overlining my lips. My lips look three times bigger without looking tacky. It's so subtle no one would ever notice. This is the perfect effortless glam look, which is exactly what the brand evokes and they do it so well!" —nh

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    21. A Cinderella's carriage diamond ring sure to be the greatest gift you could ever give a true Disney adult. Give a gift like this and enjoy your real-life happily ever after.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed, JTV

    I got this ring after cancelling a Disney trip this year and am so glad I have it! It's obviously a ton of fun for Disney fans, but it's also a genuinely lovely ring with a fun design. The entire Disney Princess line is a great way to subtly show off your Disney love.

    Get it from JTV for $526.49 (available in sizes 5–10).

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

    Hand painted vase that looks like person in blue dress

    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 $19.99 (available in two styles).

    23. A wood bottle lock brain teaser — a fun (and infuriating) gift for your favorite wine connoisseur.


    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 $22.99.

    24. A Baker's Dozen box from Hunt A Killer, for true-crime sleuths with a sweet tooth who have officially exhausted the crime documentary and podcast world. Drop the electronics and give them this *series* letting them solve a (faux) murder with some hands-on fun!

    Hunt A Killer

    This Hunt A Killer theme is slightly sillier than others, with included "weapons" like oven mitt and spatula cards, meaning it's a little more family friendly if you have young sleuths who would like in on the fun. This all-inclusive box will give you two to five hours of game play.

    Get it on sale from Hunt A Killer for $104 (originally $149).

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

    Person holding black umbrella with glowing blue handle

    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 $24.99 (available in four colors).

    26. A snazzy sportcoat to save the day when weddings pick back up and your S.O. wants exactly one thing they can wear to each and every postponed event.

    Model wearing multi-colored sportcoat over jeans
    Jos.A. Bank

    Get it on sale from Jos. A. Bank for $99 (originally $130, available in sizes 38 short – 46 long, big and tall sizing available).

    27. A pair of cross-band indoor/outdoor fleece slippers that'll have the receiver feeling all warm and fuzzy.,

    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 $25.99 (available in nine colors and sizes S–XL).

    28. A pair of handwoven huaraches sure to put a skip in their step when they slip into these and realize how breathable, lovely, and comfortable their new shoes are.

    A model wearing the shoes without socks

    Plus these'll look DANG cute with socks when it's chilly.

    Promising review: "I bought these as a graduation gift to myself and I am absolutely obsessed with them! I will be wearing them all summer long!! These are my new favorite shoes!" —Kathryn S.

    Get them from Nisolo for $120 (available in four colors and women's sizes 5–11).

    29. A personalized candle you can cover in photos of your favorite memories together. Hey, what's that smell? Oh that's right, it's (gift giving) success.

    Candle with two wicks and photos on outside cup

    This double-wick, ceramic candle is made with all-natural white soy and essential oils and has a 72-hour burn time. It can include up to eight photos. To personalize, upload photos and text in provided grid patterns.

    Get it on sale from Shutterfly for $40.49.

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

    White shirt with flora detail and words "Grab Life by the Balls"
    Hot Topic

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Good Advice Cupcake collection at Hot Topic for $17.43+ (available in sizes S–2XL).

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


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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    32. A digital touch-screen photo frame that'll be a ~picture~ perfect way to connect with your family and see what everyone is up to, without having to keep up on the family group chats.

    The frame plugged into the wall displaying a photo of a baby on its screen
    Skylight Frame

    This Wi-Fi connected photo frame comes with instructions for setting up a unique Skylight email account which is linked to the device. Any images (JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF) sent to the email will show up on the screen. It has 8GB of storage (enough for 8,000+ photos).

    Get it from Skylight Frame for $159.

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

    Keyboard with iPad app playing

    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 $549.99+ (available in three colors).

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

    Teeny mustaches on outlets

    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.

    35. 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.

    Natural wooden teethers shaped like animals with small black dot eyes

    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 $19.97+ (available in two packs).

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

    Instant Pot

    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 3-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the 8-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 $59.99+ (available in three styles and sizes).

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

    Mod pressed oval cat scratcher

    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).

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

    House shaped tissue box with tissues coming out of chimney

    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 $5.75+ (available in two colors).

    39. A customized pet portrait to bestow upon pet parents who treat their four-legged babies like royalty. As! They! Should!

    Crown & Paw, 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.

    And that's a ~wrap~ on your holiday shopping!

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