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29 Just-In-Case Gifts For People Who Surprise You With A Gift

So you'll be surprised but still prepared. 🎁💝

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1. A gorgeous hot chocolate ornament that'll be a total tree-t for folks who love Christmas a ton and chocolate even more. It'll come in one of three varieties: hot chocolate with marshmallows, chai, or golden milk.

Chocolate ornaments in golden, blue, and pink colors

2. A chunky cable-knit infinity scarf that'll keep any neck warm in chilly temperatures.

3. Chic minimalist chevron earrings just simple yet elegant enough to make 'em want to wear these daily.

A model wearing one of the stud earrings in the gold finish. It wraps slightly around the back your earlobe and forms a point about where your piercing is, so it's a stud that looks like a cuff

4. A Red Bay coffee beans set for anyone who knows that a cup of fresh joe is pretty much the best way to start any day.

5. And! A travel mug to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. You'll be blessing someone with the gift of convenience and make sure whatever-they're-drinking that actually stays warm.

three tall ceramic travel mugs with handles and lids

6. A gorgeous 20-piece set of barrettes that will enhance a number of hairstyles and look just fancy enough to feel like a really thoughtful gift — even if you just had 'em in the tuck for last-minute gifting.

7. A park scene puzzle to bring some vibrancy and fun to their home! This'll be a gift they'll enjoy alone or with others in their household and when they're done, they can re-gift or bind it and hang it up like art.

a puzzle with an animated park scene that includes folks doing yoga, walking, running, biking, walking their dogs or kids in strollers — all in a park that looks super fun to visit

8. A copy of Cravings: Hungry for More because it combines two things that so many people love: Chrissy Teigen and eating. The book is filled with recipes for quick cooking so it'll be good for anyone — even people who aren't master chefs or don't have time to make a five-course feast.

9. An Amazon gift card because it'll always be the foolproof way to gift them exactly what they want.

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

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

11. Lip Butter — a 100% all-natural gift that'll be great for their lips and the lips of whoever they may be kissing on. How nice of you to think of them and their significant other even if you only thought of them a few minutes after the unexpected gift from them arrived. Xoxo! 💋

the lip balm stick

12. A set of cozy socks that look so warm and comfy, the person you give these to just might make themselves at home and put 'em on immediately.

13. OR! "Shhh! I'm reading" socks that readers will ADORE and slip into whenever they want to dig into their favorite book in peace.

woman reading a book with her feet propped up and wearing the socks that say "Shhh! I'm reading" on the bottom of the feet

14. A food-inspired pin set because, listen, food will always be the gifting answer. ALWAYS.

15. 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

16. Smartphone gloves with faux fur cuffs and a dainty bow design so a person can stop doing that awkward half-hand out maneuver to work their phone in the cold. These look fancy and super warm.

17. A long-lasting soy candle 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.

18. A pack of sheet masks since we all have skin and we all need to take care of it, right? Dropping these masks into a small gift bag with a sweet note about how the person you got it for deserves to relax, relate, and release will have 'em feeling all special inside. They'll never suspect that you forgot all about them and that's exactly the way things need to be, right?! Exactly.

19. AND — a scalp massager to keep that "treat yo' self" gift theme going. There's no better way to show some love this season than to encourage someone to step up their self-care game.

reviewer's hand holding the scalp massager which has rubber spikes with slightly rounded edges so they massage and don't prick

20. A tub of thinking putty for anyone who loves a relaxing distraction. It'll be perfect for fidgety busybodies who always need to keep their hands occupied OR they could just regift it. Whatever. It'll be outta your hands and the gift exchange process will be off of your conscience!

21. A set of agate coasters that are classy as all heck and will fit into a home no matter what the style is.

22. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey because once again, food is never NOT the answer. This'll make anyone who loves spicy and sweet stuff smile most definitely.

23. A faux-fur blanket that'll be a foolproof gift because it's soft, snuggly, warm, and all that good stuff. Who's not going to welcome this new cuddle buddy?

24. A real leather journal that'll make for a classy way to jot down to-do lists, journal entries, and whatever else a person deems worth jotting down.

25. A double-walled water bottle because everyone needs water and why not give 'em a water bottle that doesn't sweat? Sigh. It's the little things that'll count the most.

26. A kitty spoon that'll hang on the side of tea and coffee cups so someone can stir, sip, and hang it when they don't need it. This thing is su-purr cute!

27. A waterproof speaker for nightly sold-out concerts people like to put on in their showers. Trust me. This is going to be a platinum-selling HIT with whoever gets it.

28. A set of succulents (yes, real ones!) that'll make anyone smile who adores plants ~and~ help make a difference for pets in need.

29. A microwave popcorn maker to make movie night an even more fun and yummy experience.

You (and them) opening gifts from them (and you)!

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animated shopping boxes and bags