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31 Oooh-Worthy Presents That'll Probably Still Surprise You Even If You're Sick Of Scrolling Through Gift Guides

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1. A spinning makeup brush cleaner to cut down the time it takes them to wash and dry their brushes (if they were even doing it all). Then they can spend all the time they've just saved telling you what a wonderful gift-giver you are.

2. A mystery box of cat hats for the feline fan who adores dressing up their fur baby. Who knows, asserting your dominance and outfitting your cat with a BANANA hat may finally force him to accept your love.

3. The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition — a book of scratch-off dates so you can add some spontaneity to your relationship. Each activity is a surprise until you scratch it off. You'll also get an instant camera so you can snap a pic of all the fun you have during each challenge.

The book with a photo of a happy couple

4. A TikTok-famous 1,000-piece puzzle from The Magic Puzzle Company if they love twist endings. Not only is the illustration so beautiful that they'll probably glue and frame the puzzle when it's completed, but it also features 50 Easter eggs throughout *and* a magical twist that reveals itself once the puzzle is finished.

close-up of a section of the puzzle showing its whimsical illustration style

5. Or a 1,000-piece murder mystery puzzles that'll keep the whole family occupied for hours. And it's basically two gifts in one! Once you put together the puzzle, read the included booklet and try and figure out whodunnit.

the puzzle, which features a scene with multiple people in a fancy-looking room looking at a dead body

6. A handy puzzle board because they're big on puzzles but small on space. It has four drawers to store puzzle pieces and provides a large enough flat surface to put together a 1,500-piece puzzle.

The wooden board

7. A rock climbing mug to challenge your giftee's grip strength. This'll ~hold~ a special place in their heart *and* in the front of their cabinet so it's always the first mug they grab.

8. A Lego Groot for the Guardians of the Galaxy fan in your life. This build will lead to out-of-this-world fun for hours, and when they're done they can absolutely proudly display their masterpiece. Groot's limbs are even movable so they can pick a pose!

child holding the Groot Lego figure

Promising review: "I'm a fanatical fan of Guardians of the Galaxy and when I saw this kit I had no hesitation in getting it. It's a relatively easy build for an adult, only took a couple of hours, but the result is awesome! All his limbs move to enable you create different positions although I did find that his head is a little heavy making him a little top heavy so a bit hard to have him standing with his leg in the air like in the movie. Apart from that I love it and now stands as the centerpiece of my Guardians of the Galaxy display. Well worth it." —Mr Blue Sky

Shipping Info: In-stock items ship the next business day if you order by 12 p.m. EST. Standard shipping takes 3–5 business days, and expedited shipping is available for an additional cost. 

Get it from Lego for $54.99.

9. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription so they don't wake up one morning to make the horrifying discovery that they're out of java. They'll receive freshly roasted single-origin beans or grounds every two or four weeks, ensuring they're always properly caffeinated.

Bags of coffee and mugs of coffee artfully arranged

10. A pair of fleece-lined joggers if they're always complaining about being cold. These'll keep their legs nice and toasty.

11. A Minnie Mouse strawberry cupcake plushie that'll make their mouth water (she smells like strawberries 🤤) and also turn them into the human embodiment of the heart eyes emoji. Some things are just so cute that the only reaction that makes sense in the moment is to scream...which I am currently doing right now.

Mickey Mouse plushie that looks like a cinnamon roll

Promising review: "The Minnie I got has a pretty strong smell but not strong that you want to vomit, just the right amount. Once the smell goes away (if it ever does) they make such beautiful decorative pillows! They are pretty comfy too. Perfect size to squeeze in your lap while watching a movie or to prop your head up in bed. Everyone loves her smell!" —FiG Water

Shipping Info: Standard (5–7 business days), 2-day and next-day shipping is available for an additional cost. 

Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in other designs and scents).

12. A pound of cereal marshmallows, because they believe that the best part of Lucky Charms are the charms (and they're not wrong!).

Reviewer holding the one-pound bag

13. A set of 150 questions inspired by the Love Language test to deepen your connection, even if you and your S.O. have been together ~five-ever~.

The deck, which includes questions like

Promising review: "My boyfriend and I have been together for a really long time and this game was still so much fun! We played it after a night of drinking wine and cooking so we were pretty honest during these questions. We almost went through the whole deck in one sitting but finally put it away so we can play again." —Chelsbells32

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with 1-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in two styles).

14. A pack of squiggly line nail wraps for the friend who's obsessed with this nail art trend but whose attempts look like a 3-year-old did it. These wraps don't need to dry, last forever according to reviewers, and come off with just water.

pale pink nail wraps with black squiggly abstract lines on them

15. A KiwiCo activity crate so your little (and not-so-little!) learners create, design, and solve. KiwiCo offers kits for ages 0–104, delivering science and art projects each month that'll keep their hands busy for hours.

Child working on felt succulent kit

16. The Garbage Pail Kids cookbook — yep, this exists! — if you wanna send the recipient on a trip down memory lane. It contains an intro by the legend himself, R. L. Stine, as well as 35 kid-friendly recipes like Nasty Nick's Garlic Snots and Dung Beetle Baily's Tasty Turds. (Never thought I'd type those words! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

the cover

Promising review: "I love this new idea for a kids cookbook. The pictures are clear and colorful. The instructions are fun and easy to follow. I am looking forward to cooking with my great grandchildren. I bought two books: one to keep at my house to use when they visit and another to send for them to have at their home. This book offers many projects for children/adults to have fun with." —MICHAEL G.

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with 1-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

17. The Ultimate Reading Challenge, a book of 25 challenges (and rewards!) that'll encourage their inner bibliophile to explore new cultures, embrace diversity, and invigorate their creativity. Help them get through the "To Read" pile that grows taller by the day.

the cover
closeup of the envelopes, one of the challenges says

Promising review: "I was so excited to get this. The book is very big, which I like. It is also super colorful. When I open it, it’s filled with all of these pockets with the challenges written on them and the rewards inside. I am a big reader and this is a fun journey to go on. I shared this with a friend of mine and she was very interested in it and wanted to get it for her daughter. Some of the challenges may need to be adjusted for ages, but you can easily just change the challenge. This is hard covered. Beautiful setup. This is going to be very fun and makes a great gift for yourself or for anyone else. And I’m really excited to see what the rewards are as I completed the challenges!" —GG

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with free shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $26.36.

18. And an adorable bookmark book tracker because they'll need something to keep their place! Once they've finished a book they can experience the satisfaction of adding the name to their bookshelf.

The book tracker, which looks like a blank book shelf and you can fill in the names of the books on the spine as you finish them
British Book Art / Etsy

British Book Art is a small business based in the UK that sells the most book art and bookmarks.

Promising review: "I'm absolutely obsessed with this bookmark. It's definitely made me more determined to read this year and will be a nice keepsake. Will be repurchasing when this one's almost filled." —Mady Taylor

Shipping Info: Processing takes 1–3 business days. Orders ship from the UK so delivery time varies based on your location. Expedited shipping is available.

Get it from British Book Art on Etsy for $3.59.

19. A Stedi Pedi to convince them that a salon-worthy pedicure at home *is* possible (because who wants to pay $50 to get their toes done?).

Model with their painting their toes while using the foot rest

20. Hand Lettering 101 for anyone wanting to improve their penmanship. Also, Meghan Markle did calligraphy before she met Prince Harry, and I'm not saying that this book will help them marry their own prince, but I'm also not saying that that is outside the realm of possibility.

Photo from reviewer's book showing their artsy attempts to write party
Another page from the book showing letter drills

Promising review: "Not only is this introductory book beautifully put together, but the author also helps you to build your own beautiful style! She provides easy-to-follow guides and plenty of room to practice. Overall, she provides the tools a new hand lettering artist needs in their toolbox and references for different alphabet styles that I continuously look at to practice lettering. I’ve been practicing lettering for awhile and have picked up a couple of books here and there to practice with, but this book really took my hand lettering to the next level physically and with confidence. I also really appreciate that the author used good quality paper to practice on, as I’ve used other books with poor quality paper that has ruined some of my pens. Definitely recommend this to any and especially new hand letterers!" —Melissa

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with 1-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $16.49.

21. An instructional yoga mat so at-home yogis aren't looking around wondering what the heck is going on when the instructor says to get into Warrior 1. It's also great for more experienced yogis who want to practice proper hand and foot placement.

The mat, which has yoga posts and hand placements mapped on the mat

22. A adorable pencil pouch if their massive collection of pens and pencils is messily strewn across their desk. This will keep their expensive stationery pens and other art supplies neat and tidy. And if they just like cats, it's also great for holding makeup and phone accessories like a charger cable and earbuds.

23. A National Geographic geode kit that'll make for a ~smashing~ gift. Now hand me those goggles, please!

24. A long-lasting and eye-brightening Tarte eyeshadow palette because there's nothing more disappointing than being told you bought the wrong shade (and how the heck were you supposed to know their foundation and concealer shades?). This 12-shadow palette features neutral, mauve, and plum shades that look STUNNING on all skin tones so it's pretty much foolproof. 

the palette

Promising review: "These are my kind of colors. Love it! Used it on my mom too and it looked great on her." —Amy M

Shipping Info: Processing takes 1–2 business days and expedited 2-day and overnight shipping is available to select locations for an additional cost. Place your order by 11:59 a.m. EST on Dec. 19 to ensure delivery by Dec. 24.

Get it from Tarte for $45.

25. Pixicade — a mobile game maker to transform their drawings into animated games they can play on a phone or tablet. Yep, you read that right. All they need to do is draw, snap a pic, and a playable animated version will come to life.

Promising review: "Man I love this thing, but my 8- and 6-year-old sons love it even more. We’re those parents who are a little strict about 'screen time' with our kids. Let me tell you something: MOST of the time is spent with the kids building their game — the markers, paper and, most importantly, their imaginations of drawing new games are 90% of the fun because they know that their drawing will eventually 'come to life' on the iPad. It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. The different colors are used to create different things that the game automatically recognize on paper: e.g. use 'red' to draw hazards; use 'green' to make your character that can move, etc. My boys draw anything and, like magic, the screen brings it to life and the remaining 10% blows their little minds (and the parents minds too). Not really sure how it works, but we have a giant notebook full of different drawings and games, two boys who can’t stop using it, and two parents who are totally OK with this kind of 'screen time.'" —Lil

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with free shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for 19.99.

26. A tube of Glossier Balm Dotcom for anyone who's curious about the hype it gets This moisturizing lip treatment is made with castor oil, lanolin, and beeswax to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier.

Model wearing balm dotcom in fig

27. A pack of PS4 or PS5 controller thumbsticks so their game is never ruined by a misclick or slippery, sweaty thumbs.

28. Some blinged-out hair pins or rhinestone hair clips if you want your hair to match your lip gloss — aka it's poppin' (it's poppin', it's poppin', it's poppin!).

29. A drone because your nieces and nephews have managed to bring up in conversation how much they want one practically every time you talk.

hand using a white and black remote to control the drone, which has blue and green LED lights

30. A set of long-distance relationship envelopes and notes to let them to know you're thinking of them even if you can't be together for the holidays. You can choose the prompts you'd like on the card or opt for the most popular messages.

For brown envelopes that say open when you feel like giving up, open when you need a hug, open when you miss me, and open when you feel lonely
Peony & Laces / Etsy

Peony & Laces is a Kansas-based small biz stationery store.

Shipping Info: The current turnaround time is 1–3 business days (custom orders may take up to 2 weeks), and items ship via USPS. 

Get six cards and envelopes from Peony & Laces on Etsy for $17 (available in larger packs).

31. A pet nose pendant kit for the friend who wishes they could take their pet with them wherever they go — and now they can!

Reviewer wearing a necklace with the print of their dog's nose

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