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    49 Holiday Gifts For Almost Everyone — And I Mean Almost Everyone — On Your List

    Bestie? Check. White Elephant game at work? Check. Hard-to-shop-for fam? Triple checkmate baby.

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    1. An Amazon gift card to treat people who never know what they want for Christmas, who are just hard to shop for in general, or loved ones who just have every freaking thing already.

    a gift card shaped like Santa Clause's head popping out of a chimney

    You can get the gift card for any amount that's $15 or over! Also, heads up: Lots of reviewers did note that not all of their cards came with the dollar amount labeled. This means if you plan to order a bunch at the same time, then you may want to stick to ordering them with all the same amount so you don't have to guess which one goes to which person and possibly send the wrong amount.

    Promising review: "This was an excellent choice for Christmas gifts. It has a cute presentation and got the job done with minimal effort. Everyone thought they were so cute. I would order them again." —JWW

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ OR get a ton of other gift cards by other brands from Amazon!

    2. A cozy fleece-lined hoodie but not just any hoodie — one with satin lining in the hood so it'll minimize hair damage that often comes with abrasive fabrics like cotton and polyester.

    Instagram / KINApparel / Giphy / Via, Instagram / KINApparel / Via

    BTW, this business is Black- and woman-owned!

    Get them from KIN Apparel's latest fall collection for $79.99 (available in 19 styles and sizes S-4XL) OR the thinner hoodies for $54.99 (available in eight styles and sizes S-4XL).

    3. A travel mug to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. You'll be blessing someone with the gift of convenience and warm whatever-their-drinking that actually stays warm.

    three tall mugs made of speckled ceramic with lids and handles

    Promising review: “Excellent. The mug is truly leak-proof, easy to use, keeps drinks hot and cold as long as promised, and is beautiful. The lip edge feels good against your mouth, very smooth. It is not heavy to hold full even though the cup is metal. The cork lining of the handle is very comfortable. There is a satisfying 'pop' sound when you slide the leak-proof lid open. It also fits my car cup holders, a bonus I couldn't have predicted!” —India

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four colors).

    4. A pack of stickers that fans of the beloved show The Office will totally love and want to rip open to stick on their stuff as soon as they open the gift!

    bunches of stickers of cast members of "The Offic" TVshow and quotes from th show

    Promising review: "I bought these for my boyfriend who is obsessed with The Office. He covered his laptop in the stickers and he loves it!" —Amanda Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

    5. A chunky cable-knit infinity scarf to keep any neck warm in chilly temperatures.,

    Promising review: “I bought this as a Christmas present for my mother. Although she resides in Texas, she gets cold very easily. Initially, when she received it, she protested saying she was too old to wear something trendy (she is 63). Upon insisting that she at least try it, she did and a smile crept over her face. She said it kept her warm while also looking very flattering. My mother is a religious woman and was thrilled to note that she could also use this as a head covering if she needed to at a prayer meeting. We also noticed when worn around the neck in one loop versus two, it could also function as a shawl for a salwar khameez (Indian outfit). Overall, we both noticed this scarf not only does its job which is to keep the wearer's neck warm, but it is also customizable to where you can get some extra protection from the cold for your ears, shoulders, and head as well. I liked it so much I am ordering one (possibly two in different colors) for myself!” —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 40 colors).

    6. A colorful candle gift set because everyone can use a candle in their home or office. It'll give their space a nice scent and create a chill vibe with the warm glow of the light.


    The scents included are rose, lavender, lemon, and Mediterranean fig. Once the wax burns out, the pretty tin cans can be recycled as tiny storage containers for jewelry, candy, or whatever else.

    Promising review: “I have bought these twice to use as gifts. Once, I gave the whole set and the other I separated to make spa day gift bags. The candles are great quality and smell great and the tins are beautiful." —Laura Joiner

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in four different styles).

    7. A handmade eyeglasses holder for the person who can never find their glasses — especially because they need glasses to actually find their glasses and well, you can solve that problem for them forever with this cool wooden sniffer!

    a reviewer's glasses sitting on the holder which is a wooden sculpture of a nose

    One reviewer even shared that he uses this stand to keep up with his glasses and also his wedding ring.

    Promising review: "I got this for my husband as a Christmas gift. It sits on his nightstand and he uses it regularly. He doesn't lose his glasses as much. I've also noticed that he doesn't fall asleep with them on his face or somewhere in bed since he started using this. I like it because it saves me the aggravation of listening to my husband look for his glasses. It's cute yet functional." —Lady Tauber

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    8. Bright wall art that'll bring a blend of vintage-style photos of their favorite people with backgrounds bursting with color. You could even order a custom print with a photo of THEM or their special loved one paired with a bold backdrop.

    Etsy / Frequency of Love

    Soooo many reviewers raved about not only the art being great but also their experience with the seller, Zoë, being absolutely wonderful. Oh yeah, the Frequency of Love shop on Etsy is Black-owned and based in the UK! 💞

    Promising review: "Beautiful artwork. Very unique. The seller was extremely nice and communicates with you during the shipping process. I got this super fast in light of COVID. I love it. Thank you." —Jasmine

    Get the Nina Simone wall art from Frequency of Love on Etsy for $39.52+ and the Prince wall art for $76.32+ (both available in two sizes).

    9. A colorful bath bomb set with 12 different scents because we all need to bathe right?! You might as well help someone you love do it in the most beautiful, relaxing way possible!

    12 multi-colored bath bombs

    Promising review: "I have a bathtub addiction and am a five-to-six-night-a-week bathtubber. So, when I say I’ve tried all the bath bombs that Amazon provides, I’m serious. I keep going back to these not only because of the price but also because they actually work well. They don’t have all those annoying glitters and the scent actually sticks to your skin and serves a hydration purpose. I can’t say enough how much I love these over the 10 to 12 other brands I’ve tried." —JH

    Get it from Amazon for $26.80.

    10. A six-piece vanity set to make stuff look even cooler when it's all organized in a designated place. The set will store beauty products, jewelry, and anything else. These small organizers also make clearing clutter super easy since someone can just drop stuff in any compartment without thinking and everything immediately looks neat.

    the vanity trays in square and rectangle shapes. They're made of clear acrylic and holding jewelry, bejeweled tweezers, makeup brushes and more

    Promising review: "I LOVED the strong quality of this item. I loved it so much that I ordered a second set to organize my jewelry and both sets fit perfectly in my drawer. It looks absolutely organized. I can see each piece immediately and access them faster as opposed to before when I had to go over each of them all piled up together. Sometimes, I did not even want to waste my time figuring out which piece of jewelry was where. I even preferred not wearing the best ones for my outfit since I was rushing out the door. Although these organizers are labeled to be for makeup, they ended up being jewelry organizers for me and I am extremely happy that they worked for this interest." —Lily

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A mermaid bookmark so the readers you love can always dive right back into a story in the exact place that they left off. It also isn't just for avid readers since you can gift it to people who use cookbooks, magazines, music books, crossword puzzle books, and more!


    Promising review: "My friend had a dangly bookmark and I really liked the idea of it so I searched them on Amazon and I found this mermaid one. I am OBSESSED with mermaids so of course, I ordered one in record time! It's so beautiful and I use it all of the time. It's one of my top favorite purchases from Amazon to date." —Jaelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    12. Tiny and helpful animal cable bites that can adorably decorate and protect the part of a charger cable that gets bent and damaged the most with regular use. Uh-huh. This could be a game-changer for the phone owner you know who's ~always~ buying a new charger.


    Promising review: "Great variety and are so colorful and cute! Great for extending cable life and having a bit of fun while doing so. Protection + entertainment. Awesome!!!!" —Mable Patterson

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 (available in an 18-piece pack).

    13. "Shhh! I'm reading" socks for readers who want to let everyone know EXACTLY what the deal is when they're snuggled up with a page-turner.

    reviewer wearing the socks with her feet propped up on an ottoman while she reads a book

    Promising review: "These appeared exactly as advertised and arrived as stated. I love to wear them as they are comfortable and allow me to read in silence. Haha. When my husband tries to interrupt my reading, I hold up my 'Shhh!' foot and he knows to leave me be. Love them! LOL." —Dee Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    14. A handheld milk frother that'll give your loved one perfect froth for all of their favorite coffee drinks right in the warm comforts of their home. Starbucks run for WHY?!,

    Promising review: "This has revolutionized my coffee routine and allows me to make lattes, like they do at Starbucks, at home. I have used it exclusively with plant-based milk (coconut, almond, etc.) and it perfectly froths non-dairy milk. I can't tell you how much money I have saved not having to go to the coffee shop every time I want to have a delicious latte. It makes a beautiful, delicate foam that holds up for the whole cup of coffee. I love that there's still foam even in the last sip. Also, you can use this for the fancy cold foam to have with iced coffee drinks. I love this device so much! I have recommended it to literally everyone I know and plan on purchasing another frother in the near future just so I can keep one at the office to make sure I never have to make coffee without it. I couldn't go back to just coffee and cream after having tried the perfect lattes made by this." —Lindsey Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $9.24+ (available in 13 colors).

    15. A customized AirPods case! They'll keep those buds safe, sound, and ready to use. (A name on there will also come in handy if they need a way to differentiate all the cases in the house).

    Reviewer's white Airpods case that says the name "Shakeeya" in a cursive font

    It's anti-slip, -scratch, and dirt-resistant. It's also compatible with Airpods wireless charging and Airpods Pro.

    Promising review: I must say this is a great product for a great price. It adds the protection I need from scratches when I take my AirPods in and out of my purse and when I lay them around. The name customization is nice and the font is neat. However, I did order two cases and one of my cases did not have the name centered. I was able to reach out to the seller and they were prompt and responsive about being sure to fix it and they allowed me to keep my original one, which I thought was very courteous of them even though I was ready to ship it back! I received my order within a reasonable time and I received my replacement just as fast. The keychain that attaches to the case is sturdy and handier than I thought. The AirPod cables are great for around the neck usage and it makes them harder to drop or lose while working out or doing a lot of moving. I would buy again and again from this seller. Quality product and customer service." —Shakeeya

    Get it from the Marblefy store on Amazon Handmade for $13.99.

    16. A ticket keepsake box that'll be an interactive home decor item that they'll return to over and over again — and remember you each time they add a new memory!,

    You can stick ticket stubs for movies, concerts, plays, hotel cards, and more! If you want to be a real gift master, then I suggest you accompany this box with a pair of tickets to a cool virtual event you believe they'll love!

    Promising review: "This is so awesome. I love that I have a place to put our family ticket stubs and we can open it and go through them here and there to reminisce. Good quality and looks great on the shelf!" —Helena Joyce

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    17. Simple hoops anybody could wear with anything. Plus, they'll be completely on-brand for folks with a lowkey style who still feel a lil' naked without a bit of ear shine.

    Promising review: "Love these hoops! They go with everything, they're lightweight, and SUPER affordable. I wore these for my 27th birthday all night with no issues and my ears tend to be sensitive. I've worn them nearly every weekend since purchased." —Jessica

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors and sizes).

    18. A scalp massager that'll transform shower time into a relaxing spa experience. It'll break down buildup on the scalp and get the blood circulating which is a good thing for promoting hair growth. Reviewers also shared that this massager helped soothe dryness, eczema, and psoriasis.

    reviewer's hand holding the scrubber which has rubber spikes. The spike tips are slightly rounded so they won't pinch.

    Promising review: "I cannot explain how good this feels when you're using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt smoother than after I started using this product." —Romie Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in three colors).

    19. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara to present to the person who's ALWAYS obsessing over lashes! Once they find out how GOOD this mascara makes their lashes look in a couple of swipes, they might be saying "tootle-loo" to lash glue, whispies, and everything else.

    reviewer wearing the mascara showing off very long lashes that span out properly

    It's also gluten- and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I saw common complaints like 'not waterproof so it smudges', and it 'didn't go on smooth' but I purchased L'Oreal's Voluminous Lash Primer to go underneath which is also only $5.99 on Amazon and together the combination is unreal. When I smile my eyelashes touch my eyebrows which has never happened before. It also keeps them nice and separated; they're not clumpy. I love that it even grabs the small lashes near the inside corner. I had one mascara with fibers (that was like $30) that I loved before but throughout the day, the fibers would fall in my eyeballs and irritate the crap outta me. This DOES NOT do that. I've worked out and it doesn't smudge yet at the end of the day I do my normal facewash and it comes right off. This mascara lived up to the hype." —Amazon Customer

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $8.99 and the lash primer for $6.67.

    20. An attachable wine aerator which means no more letting their vino sit to aerate. It's sipping time as soon as it hits their wine flute and will make cheap wine taste like *chef's kiss*.

    Reviewers seem especially pleased at how it improves the taste of their cheaper wine selections.

    Promising review: "I love wine! Cheap wine that tastes good? Even better. This turned a bottle of two-buck chuck into a really nice Chardonnay. So I tried it on a better bottle of wine I usually keep on hand. Wow! I didn't think that $20 wine could get better but it did. Box wine? Improved! Really good bottles? Improved. About two months after I bought it, the tab that locks the two pieces together broke off. I was skeptical that the lifetime guarantee would be honored. I have bought things here before that had a lifetime guarantee only to find the company no longer exists. I sent my claim in and they offered to replace it and even expedited it to me for free. Can't say enough about their customer service. Friendly, helpful, and fast." —Hope 979

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two colors and with a lifetime warranty).

    21. Touchscreen leather gloves lined with a cashmere blend that look fancy but are affordable so you can give something that's stylish and feels thoughtful while sticking to your budget.

    several gloves laid atop each other in different colors including orange, pink, fuchsia, red, black, burgundy, yellow, blue, and brown

    Promising review: "Like most other reviewers, I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with these gloves. They are as soft as butter and warm to boot! I am so impressed with these that I'm planning on purchasing another pair for my mother-in-law for Christmas." —Liz G.

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 18 colors).

    22. A sushi roll-inspired pack of socks that'll be a hit because everyone's always hungry for food-centric gifts.


    Promising review: "The arrangement was adorable and that’s why I bought this for my fiancé. I kind of expected the actual socks to be poor quality but he said they actually fit really well and were comfortable! So cute." —Mirandek

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A dishwasher-safe cold-brew maker to make the morning joe just a fridge door swing away!

    reviewer holding the cold brew which is shaped like a tall mug

    Promising review: "I received my first Takeya cold-brew maker as a gift for Christmas. I like it so much I bought another. It's easy to use and very easy to clean, plus it makes my morning coffee more palatable. It was well-packaged, has easy-to-follow instructions, and will get lots of use at my house. One of the best features is that it can be turned upside down with no leakage." —J. Lloyd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes). Also, you gotta treat them to their first coffee for it!

    24. A pair of earrings that'll offer a slightly more personal touch. "I've got a gift with your name on it" just earned a new meaning and the receiver will probs be smiling ~ear~ to ~ear~.

    Etsy / Caitlyn Minimalist

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my handmade earrings. My name 'Renee' looks great. The font is perfect. Love having a piece of jewelry that was personalized and made to order. The price was very reasonable and received in a timely manner." —Renee

    Get them from Caitlyn Minimalist on Etsy for $26.50 (available in three metal finishes).

    25. A 52-week gratitude journal so they can allot a lil' time every day to reflect on all the beautiful things they have going on in their lives. This way, the holiday cheer you spread can actually be stretched out for an entire year!


    Pssst... There's also a gratitude journal just for kids!

    Promising review: "Just started using this journal after being in a bit of a funk at the start of this year. I researched many different journals but this was the only one that I felt was simple, that didn't make too many 'demands' on my time, that was straightforward and in short, exactly what I was looking for. It's a simple concept and I've only been doing it for a week but I find myself looking for things to be thankful for. I also find myself adding lines below the three provided and writing in the margins...all because I want to." —Silkeymilkey

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 or the kids' version for $6.99.

    26. A bottomless wineglass that'll make the wine drinker you know feel SO. FREAKING. SEEN. They're gonna thank you from the bottom of their wineglasses (if they ever reach it) for gifting this.

    model drinking from the bottomless wine glass which is shaped like an actual wine bottle at the bottom except the "neck" of the bottle is actually the "stem" of its wine glass top

    Promising review: "I bought this for a white elephant gift exchange and it was such a huge hit! It's hilarious and great quality all at the same time." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $24.90+ (free shipping).

    27. A bamboo utensil set with some of the most iconic Star Wars characters engraved in each one so a devout fan can whip up dishes with the power of the Force!

    five wooden cooking utensils with star wars characters engraved in them (yes Yoda is there)

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend. He thought they were awesome and said they’re great quality! The detailing is amazing as well. This was all around a great deal." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. An ocean wave projector night-light to give someone a peaceful underwater feel thanks to colorful lights that ebb and flow. It plays nature sounds but can also be hooked up to a phone to play actual music.


    The projector nightlight plays ocean wave, flowing water bird, forest insect, and merry nature sounds. It also has 12 light color changes and a soft-sounding motor so it doesn't interfere with the peaceful sounds. You'll need two AAA batteries which are sold separately.

    Promising review: "I really like this beautiful projector night light. The sounds are very relaxing and the light show options are very convenient to toggle from the remote. I always enjoy laying in bed and watching the lights go round and round. I also connect with my phone to play my favorite songs. it works well. Very happy with this purchase." —Grease Monkey

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95 (originally $25.95; check the box to apply the $2 off coupon at checkout). Also, don't forget the batteries for $13.58 (available in a 24-count pack)

    29. A Huda Beauty holiday set for the makeup fan you know who'll always appreciate nudes. ANNNND it'll come in packaged in a beautiful box that'll work as an ornament or a stocking stuffer.

    a square eyeshadow palette with nine shades and a mirror, the box, and the lipstick
    Huda Beauty

    The set comes with a matte liquid lipstick AND there are three different nude sets available to suit light, medium, and dark skin tones.

    Get it from Huda Beauty for $29 (three styles available).

    30. A burrito blanket because everyone's gonna need something to snuggle and wrap up in this winter — and this one's way too yummy-looking to go unappreciated.,

    One reviewer partially wrapped the blanket in aluminum foil to gift it like an actual-factual burrito and it's way too GENIUS!

    Promising review: "This blanket is soft and warm. My 3-year-old will say 'make me a burrito' when she wants to be covered while laying on the couch and it's probably the cutest thing ever. The blanket is big enough for my husband who's 6'1" to cover his body and share with me, which I was surprised about honestly since it's round. I'd definitely buy this blanket again! The price was great too!" —Shannon Swiger

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in nine styles including a pizza pie!).

    31. The New York Times Best of the Week Series: Monday Crosswords book to treat the word nerds in your life to a challenging, brain-teasing good time.

    the crossword book cover

    The book has 50 puzzles and you can rest assured that they'll be able to use this book for a long time so they'll get your money's worth.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! The print is nice and large and the spiral binding is super nice. The paper is still newspaper-y which makes it feel like a newspaper crossword without having to lug around a newspaper. I use erasable pens and they erase great. The boxes are plenty big enough for the letters and the crosswords are all appropriately 'Monday' difficulty. It's a great thing to have! I can’t wait to finish it and move on to the New York Times Tuesday crossword puzzle book!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    32. A 23andMe Health & Ancestry kit that'll probably score big with ANYBODY. People are naturally curious about not only where they come from and who they're related to, but about small genetic fun facts about themselves that they didn't even think to ask! The ancestry kits give cool info like how our DNA affects your health status and what traits we could pass on to our kids.,

    PSA though: It's all based on science baby, which means things don't always go as planned and DNA doesn't always yield any results. Lucky for you and whoever you grab this for, 23andMe provides replacements tests in case the DNA results don't show up the first time.

    Promising review: "Overall, in terms of accuracy and database size, I think that 23andMe beats out Ancestry. Also, their trait features were way more accurate than Ancestry's. I think that the family trees and documents are more comprehensive on Ancestry but if you're looking at your own DNA specifically, 23andMe is the way to go! I found out that I am predisposed to Type 2 diabetes when no one in my family is, which is fascinating." —Julie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $129 (originally $199).

    33. AND a doggie DNA test for the pooch parents in your life since getting a gift for their dog is just as good (hey, sometimes better) as getting one for them. Seriously, who's NOT going to want to do this super over-the-top thing for their fur baby?! Also, this will absolutely warm the hearts of anyone you know who owns a rescue, mixed breed, or both!

    Promising review: "I was very surprised by the results and super impressed with the speed and service of this company! Some background for those interested: Jade was found on the side of the road at about five weeks old with no use of her hind legs. The vet diagnosed her with tick paralysis and she was quickly on the road to a full recovery. She joined our family a short time later. It was assumed that she was some kind of shepherd by her vets and us. I was certain she had Dutch Shepherd in her. I had been eyeballing the Wisdom Panel DNA test for quite some time to see if my hunch was correct. When it was on sale for Black Friday I snatched it up... The directions were easy to follow and my dog didn’t put up a bit of a fight. We sent off the sample and got results in about two and a half weeks. I thought it might have taken a bit longer with the extra traffic from the holiday sales so the speed was super impressive! We were fully aware that there was a possibility that Jade’s results could come back as all mixed-breed given that we knew nothing about her history. So we weren’t surprised to see that 25% of her DNA was from different breed groups. What we were surprised by was the 25% Staffordshire Terrier. She’s got wildly long legs and is very thin so that wasn’t even on our radar. The rest of the breeds were interesting, but totally made sense. My hunch was wrong but I’m not that upset. Haha! Our pup is beautiful and unique and it is so interesting to know a bit about what she came from!" —Sarah Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    34. A retractable keychain phone charger so a person will never be without a charge — or a lil' positive encouragement.

    a charger that is pink and white and says "Stay Positive"

    Promising review: "This keychain is super cute and convenient since I carry around a bunch of cords every day. I’ve purchased a couple as gifts in the past and everyone’s loved it!" —Kyla C.

    Get it from Band.o for $30.

    35. A travel neck pillow that totally looks like an infinity scarf but don't let the appearance fool ya. The snug, adjustable fit will ensure that the head and neck are positioned properly whenever a person is traveling and trying to sleep while sitting up on the go. It's only a half of a pound so it'll fit inside luggage easily and it's machine-washable.,

    Btw, this travel pillow has over 10,000 five-star ratings on Amazon! It's only a half of a pound so it'll fit inside luggage easily and it's machine-washable.

    Promising review: "This is probably my 10th attempt at a travel pillow. A few things about me: I can only sleep sitting on the right side of the plane because I can only sleep while leaning on my right side. I can't live or fly without my Bose headphones and most pillows don't pair comfortably with over-the-ear headphones. Also, while in flight, I sleep with my glasses on just in case of an emergency. I NEED TO SEE what's going down. Lastly, I typically wear a scarf in flight because I don't like my neck to be cold. For the aforementioned reasons, THIS PILLOW ROCKS! It does the job of supporting a side sleeper like myself while pairing perfectly with my headphones and glasses. Last but not least, I didn't need to bring a scarf. No more bobblehead sleeping and it's compact in size... Who cares if it looks crazy? I like to stand out!" —DST Seven

    Get it from Amazon for $21.25+ (available in seven styles and in sets).

    36. A sensory fidget toy set for anyone of any age when they get restless, nervous, anxious, or stressed. It'll bring the kid out of adults and the playfulness out of actual kids. The toys are also varied enough to capture the attention of different kinds of personalities.

    the different fidget toys

    The set comes with two flip chains, a liquid motion timer, peek-a-boo squeeze beans, three marble and mesh pieces, six stretchy strings, three grape mesh squeeze ball, three clackers, one snap-and-click snake, one basketball stress ball, and one magic cube.

    Promising review: "I’m so impressed by this set of fidget toys! I ordered it because I’m a student teacher and I wanted some of these on hand for students who tend to fidget or need support with focusing or reducing anxiety. I didn’t expect to get such high-quality toys for this price. I have found myself using these to reduce anxiety as well! The toys are of high quality and variety. There is something for everyone in this pack. I especially like the squishy ropes. Overall, I highly recommend this set!" —Hibah

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    37. A kitty spoon with purr-ty paws that'll hang on the side of tea and coffee cups., Amazon

    By the way, I also must let you know that there's a similar mermaid spoon that also hangs over the side of coffee cups too!

    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now, I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup, my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." —Brianna S.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99 and the mermaid spoon version for 11.94 (available in a pack of five).

    38. A set of all-natural lip balms to keep lips smooth and moisturized this season. These can be given to people who like all-natural beauty products, people who you didn't think to get a gift for until the last minute, and ya know, any people with lips. It's a foolproof holiday present that anyone can use.

    five lip balm sticks

    The balms are made with 100% beeswax, aloe vera, vitamin E, and coconut oil. Flavors in the set are peppermint, pomegranate, vanilla, mango, and green tea. The brand is also cruelty-free and made with environmentally friendly packaging. Woot woot!

    Promising review: "All year round, my daughter is always swiping something on her lips whether it's lip balm or lipstick, so this was a great, attractive stocking stuffer for her at an affordable price. She gave me one of the sticks since she won't use them all. In this weather, my lip balm is in my purse at all times so I always have it with me. I love this stuff. I find I have to use this lip balm far less than I do others such as ChapStick brands, and there's no icky taste that leaks into my mouth. In fact, putting it on just before going to bed has been enough oftentimes. The ingredients in this seem a lot better too. Since we've both been using this for several weeks now in intense, dry weather, we're noticing we think this brand might be better at protecting our lips from getting chapped in the first place. I don't think it just moisturizes. Very good stuff." —Lori

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in larger variety packs).

    39. A scratch art box of rainbow mini notes that'll brighten up anyone's day whether they're doodlers, avid to-do list makers, or just a person who loves to drop sweet or funny notes for themselves and others.

    The set comes with 125 sheets and a wooden stylus. Different kinds of reviewers — including teachers, grandparents, parents, and adults who wanted them for themselves — noted how fun they are to use. They also used them for leisure drawing, notes for the family, and even as birthday cards. Depending on how many people you know will be using these, you also might want to grab additional wooden styluses.

    Promising review: "My kids and I loved the first pack of these that I bought so much that I quickly ordered a set for each of us to have our own! They are so fun to write notes or doodle on. The black coating covers very cleanly and evenly. It scrapes off easily, revealing a bright rainbow-colored background behind. It's so fun to see how each thing we write or draw will look. Such a fun purchase!!" —Kitchen Krazy Mama

    Get them from Amazon for $7.78 OR the holographic scratch art notes version for $8.99. And don't forget the additional wooden stylus for $3.80!

    40. A migraine stick so folks who prefer to avoid over-the-counter medications can still roll this on to soothe their sore spots.

    reviewer's hand holding the migraine stick which is shaped pretty much like a lip balm tube

    If you want more deets on this then read our review of the Migrastil headache relief stick! Also disclaimer: This migraine stick is not to be used to address chronic migraines or meant to replace the recommendations of a doctor for your specific needs. If you're experiencing serious migraines on the reg, then this stick probably isn't for you. See an actual doctor and feel better!

    Promising review: "I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything. OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractors, etc... This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches in that time and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home. I also bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    41. And a lip balm holder keychain that you can gift to anyone because I'm sure that 90% of the population shares the same struggle with keeping up with those extremely lose-able capsules of lip balm. These will give a person's keyring some extra color and swag and their lips will be oh so happy about it too!


    Pssst... the neck lanyard shown here is sold separately from the actual lip balm holder keychain but it is equally cute and could totally be tossed in.

    Promising review: "These lip balm holders are AWESOME! My mom and I used lip balm about 7,000 times a day. When I found these, I compared the price and quantity to a few others, but ultimately went with this bunch and I am pleased with them. I gave one to my mom and another to a friend and they both enjoy having their own. I use mine all the time, especially when I go to the gym because it is so convenient to go find my keys and know I will have it in the little pocket." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50 and the lanyard for $14.99.

    42. A Bubble Wrap Calendar to gift the strangely satisfying feel and sound of popped, bubbled plastic every day for the next year. This is the gift people don't even know they want it until – POP! — it becomes a daily ritual — POP! — that makes them feel super ~bubbly~ inside.

    Uncommon Goods

    Btw, this bubble wrap is made of 100% recycled materials.

    Promising review: "My brother loves his bubble wrap calendar every year. Monday might be his favorite day now because of the three bubbles to pop after the weekend! His co-workers sometimes vie to earn the right to be the 'popper-of-the-day.' It's lots of fun." —KnittyCM

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    43. A jewelry cleaning pen for the person whose ring is way duller than it was when you first attended their wedding. You won't be able to tell which is sparklier — the ring or their smile.

    Promising review: "This thing is a miracle-worker! I'm a little ashamed to say that getting my ring cleaned had become a low priority in the past eight or so years because kids, moving, etc., took the top spots. My ring was so dirty that I was starting to worry that if I took it somewhere to clean it, they'd be disgusted! I randomly saw this product mentioned by someone as a way to shine up their ring occasionally. I bought it because it was pretty cheap and why not take a chance? I soaked my ring in some warm water and dish soap for about half an hour then took it out and started using the stick on it. I should've taken a picture of all of the gunk I got out of the crevices! I went over it thoroughly and then rinsed it off, OMG! My husband said he could see it sparkling from across the room and said maybe he needed to use it on his ring now! It's been about a month since I've last done it and it's only now starting to lose some of its sparkle. Very long-lasting!" —Browns

    Get it from Amazon for $10.10.

    44. A BESTOPE Blackhead Removal Kit to encourage everyone you know to avoid picking their breakouts with their fingers. 'Tis the season to get those skincare routines under control! (It's... also...low-key... wildly satisfying to watch blackheads ooze out and that's what the receiver will secretly be happy about when they open this gift.)

    case of blackhead tools that look like metal sticks with differently shaped loops on each end. A reviewer's hand is holding one from the case.

    The blackhead tools will prevent folks from causing unnecessary redness, pain, and spreading bacteria. This kit comes with five different needles for various pimple sizes and a case to store them in when they aren't in use.

    Promising review: "My skin is super, super sensitive and usually when I pop pimples, they end up looking worse than before (especially with blackheads). This kit is so amazing!!! I just poke the pimple or blackhead with the sharp end then use the loop-shaped thing and the redness goes away in about half an hour instead of multiple days! It makes my blackheads disappear, turns bumps that usually aren't pop-able into small spots that go away within a day, and makes it way less painful to pop hormonal acne! I would seriously recommend this to anyone and especially to people with sensitive skin." —Sara Velasquez

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three color options).

    45. The Brilliant or BS card game for anyone in your life who lives for a good game night at the house. This'll be an easy game since knowing the *actual* trivia answers isn't the point of the game exactly. It'll have players questioning their judgment, their friends' and fam's knowledge, and maybe doing a lil' bit of lying 🥴😂.

    Brilliant or BS, Instagram / Brilliant or BS / Via

    Da Rulez 💚💞: Each player has to use their A, B, or C cards to answer a trivia question but that's not all. They have to provide a very convincing reason to convince the designated "judge" that their answer is 100% right. The judge awards the "Brilliant" card to the person who's spiel they believe. The person who earns the "Brilliant" card gets points for convincing the judge (whether they're right or not). Then there's the big reveal: Each player reveals their answer (f/ the A, B, and C cards). Players who got the right answer get a point. The judge gets a point if their "brilliant" card went to someone who got it right but loses a point if the person got it wrong. The person with the most points after everyone's been the judge twice wins the game. May the best BS'er win!

    Promising review: "Super fun trivia game! I played with the family during quarantine and everyone had a blast. The questions were a nice mix of challenging yet reasonably familiar." —Collette Benson

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 or directly from Brilliant or BS for $19.99.

    46. A set of cat pens that'll make for some ~purr~ty-looking desk swag and also smooth writing.


    Promising review: “These pens are super cute and I was very impressed with how well the ink flows out of them. I took them to work and have gotten so many compliments on them. Everybody knows which pens are mine since I am the resident cat lady and lover of all cute things in the office. I always smile when I see their little faces looking out at me from their pen holder. It's like they're saying, 'Come play with us and write wonderful messages.' I couldn't be happier with these little guys.” —Goldie

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.99.

    47. A mood-centric tea bag set meant to inspire different positive states of being like focus, inspiration, and energy. It'll be great for tea drinkers and also for the super bubbly, positive people in your life who really appreciate feel-good stuff.


    The tea is made without pesticides and the teabags are also biodegradable so they'll revert right back to the earth when they're thrown away, contributing to a better environment. The flavors included are breakfast blend (for focus), aged earl grey (for balance), Emperor's Pu-erh (to energize), jasmine green (to reflect), mate lemon (to invigorate), Rooibos chai (to inspire), Moroccan mint (to refresh) and chamomile lemon (to sleep).

    Promising review: "I've given this as a gift twice now and it never fails to elicit 'oohs' and 'ahhs.' The box is exotic and fun to serve to tea-drinking guests. The tea itself is delicious, with plenty of different flavors to sample. I will definitely order again." –ARL

    Get it from Amazon for $26.69 (available in a 40-count pack).

    48. Slip silk hair ties that anyone who likes to pull their hair back or up and out of their face will SO appreciate. The silk will help minimize breakage. PLUS, they come in a very cute ornament so they can hang out on the tree until you gift 'em!


    Btw, YESSS, in case you're wondering, these are by the same brand that makes those luxurious silk pillowcases and sleep masks.

    Get them from Nordstrom for $25 (free shipping).

    49. The Nuno robe that I own and love and can tell you that it'll be the house- and bathrobe they never knew they needed. It's the waist ties that NEVER come loose or fall down for me 😍. And guess what? The whole thing is made of 100% NeoSilk™ fabric which is faux silk made of recycled plastic bottles. Gotta love that sustainability, baby!

    Nuno Love

    One of the things I've always disliked about robes is that they come undone so you always have to readjust them. This is especially the case with thinner robes made of silk or satin as opposed to the thick terrycloth kind. But with this Nuno robe, I never ever have to adjust the belt. Once I tie it, that baby is TIED! It's likely due to the fact that the robe belt isn't flimsily hanging by loops. The two ties are actually attached to the robe on each side so they'll never fall down and be dragging around your home. Loooove! Also, this is a woman-owned brand!

    Promising review: "I just received this a few days ago. The print is so cute and the colors are extremely vibrant. The material is crisp yet soft and washed well. The best part is the belt actually stays in place. Don’t hesitate; it’s awesome." —E.L.

    Get it from Nuno Love for $95 (available in one size which is meant to fit sizes zero to16 AND in two styles).

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