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    32 Gifts For The Person You’ve Known So Long You’ve Run Out Of Gifts To Get Them

    Mom, dad, sister, brother, best friend, next door neighbor — we've got gift ideas for all of them.

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    1. A scratch-off world map for the person who's always exploring. 

    The map zoomed in on the state of California, which is scratched off

    Promising review: "I ordered this as a gift for my boyfriend who is a pilot. My thought was we could use it to scratch off places we visit together or even places he has flown to for work. He absolutely loved it! It is the perfect size, perfect for framing and hanging on the wall; he plans to get an open frame and scratch off places while it hangs on the wall. It was delivered tube style and I was hesitant about some countries being scratched off like others noted but it was delivered spotless! I highly recommend this map for anyone. I’m not sure I could’ve found a better quality map either!" —Ashley C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    2. A portable brewing straw so your favorite outdoors enthusiast can brew a cup of coffee or tea and drink it — no straining needed thanks to the straw's built-in filter. They'll also love not having to pack or use wasteful single-use paper filters and plastic coffee pods.

    the straw balanced on a mug of coffee

    Promising review: "My girlfriend is a coffee lover and a backpacker. This is a bad combination because until this device appeared on the market, there was no way to get a really good cup of coffee on the trail. And, like most coffee lovers, things could get really ugly in the morning if she didn't get a great cup of coffee. JoGo makes a great cup of coffee, according to my girl. It's also light and compact and durable, so it should survive well on the trail. Which bodes well for my own survival. Thank you JoGo! You saved my life! Update: We did a backpacking trip to Joshua Tree National Park specifically to test the JoGo in the wild. It worked perfectly. My girl loves it!" —Ron

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in four colors).

    3. A TikTok-famous 1,000-piece puzzle from The Magic Puzzle Company because it brings an element of surprise they've probably never experienced with other puzzles! Not only is the illustration so beautiful that they'll probably glue and frame it 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

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my husband because he absolutely loves puzzles and magic, so it was a no-brainer! I was honestly way more excited to finish putting this puzzle together than a normal puzzle because I couldn’t wait to see the end result. Blown away. I’m super impressed and will be purchasing a different version. Oh, and they weren’t kidding about the no dust in the box...very pleased with this purchase!" —Nlbrimberry

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A travel cupholder that'll corral your jet-setter's bulky coffee and water bottle so their hands are free when they need to pull up their ticket for the gate agent.

    the cup holder attached to the handle of someone's suitcase
    top down view of the leopard print cupholder showing the two cupholders and the stretchy sleeve that attaches to the suitcase handle

    Promising review: "This cup holder is perfect! It helps me a lot! Last time I took a plane with a suitcase and a cup of coffee, when it was my turn to check my passport and ticket, the coffee cup fell to the ground and coffee spilled. It was a nightmare! This time I bought this cup holder! I don't have to worry about where my cup and phone are! I can free my hands to do other things. I love it so much! Hope you love it too." —Philip

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 12 colors).

    5. The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition — a book of scratch-off dates to add some spontaneity to your long-term 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
    The Adventure Challenge

    Promising review: "I was gifted this and LOVED it! This is something truly SPECIAL and MEANINGFUL that I would purchase as a gift for any occasion. Not only was the whole experience freakin FUN and memorable; we really enjoyed reading the introduction to The Adventure Challenge! It made my boyfriend and I realize A LOT about life! From the packaging to the intricate details of the product...this is something you won't regret purchasing. Love what this company represents and was honored to be a part of the experience! Keep up the great work!" —Monique S.

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99 (camera not included) and The Adventure Challenge for $147.99 (comes with scratch-off book and camera; expected ship date is end of March). 

    6. A bottle of Drop It — a sulfite and tannin remover — if they're the one person in your friend group who just can't hang. This may help prevent their post-wine headache so they can still enjoy a wine tasting without expecting to spend the rest of the day under the covers with a throbbing head.

    BuzzFeed editor putting drops into glass of red wine
    The drop it bottle in editor's hand
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    One bottle can help keep you headache-free for up to 55 glasses depending on how many drops you use.

    Promising review: "I drank wine one night and did not use the drops. WOW, my IBS hit me like a knife! This proves that they really do work. I wish I had an option to give this product 10 stars!!!! I have had IBS for several years and last fall my IBS went into overdrive, after trying to figure out what was possibly causing it I realized that I have been drinking more red wine then usual. I researched it and sulfates in wine are known to irritate people with IBS. I put five drops in a glass of wine and stir it with a spoon; it does not change the taste of the wine. My youngest daughter also has IBS. I had her try it and it also cured her sulfate issues. I thought that I would have to give up wine, but no more!!!" —Keywest

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A mystery box of cat hats for kitty owners who are obsessed with their furry friends. How could they not enjoy a watermelon cap for their fluff ball?

    Cat wearing a banana hat
    cat wearing a strawberry hat

    Promising review: "This is by far the cutest idea! I love that this is a mystery box and what you get is completely random. I think this was a melon type of hat and it fit puurfectly! My cat is rather small but the hat has a good stretch to it and seems decently made as well. If you're thinking about purchasing this just do it, you won't regret it!" —Daniel Pollack

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    8. A 100 Things To Do scratch-off bucket list so conversations with your partner no longer consist of the following exchange: "What do you want to do this weekend?" followed by "IDK, what do you want to do this weekend?"

    The board with some squares scratched off to reveal a cute image underneath

    Promising review: "The recipients of this poster loved the idea. They are an outgoing and adventurous couple. They said they would be hanging this in their office space and scratching them off as they complete them. They commented that moving to another country might not ever be scratched off but they are looking forward to doing as many as they can." —VLR

    Get it from Amazon for $14.45. (And check out more fun scratch off lists, including a 100 Movies Bucket List, a 100 Things To Do After Quarantine Bucket List, and a 100 Dates Bucket List.)

    9. A pound of cereal marshmallows, because as much as you love them, you've tolerated them eating the marshmallows from your box of Lucky Charms for far, far, far too long.

    Promising review: "Buying these charms was one of the best decisions of my life. The bag is twice the size of my head. The marshmallows are aesthetically pleasing and delicious. It's everything I ever wanted in a snack." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    10. The Ultimate Reading Challenge, a book of 25 challenges (and rewards!) that'll encourage your bibliophile to explore new cultures, embrace diversity, invigorate their creativity, and finally 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

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    11. And an adorable bookmark book tracker to help voracious readers keep track of all the titles they've finished this year...or even this month.

    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

    Get it from British Book Art on Etsy for $3.90.

    12. A lash primer if you want to gift them the look of eyelash extensions without having to spend $$$.

    reviewer with the white lash primer on one eye
    the same reviewer after applying mascara over the primer and you can clearly see that their lashes are long and full compared to the bare lashes on their other eye

    Promising review: "This goes on well in the morning while I'm drinking my first cup of tea. Then it dries and I add my mascara. It does boost the length of my lashes and I will continue to buy this product. Great price and works...need I say more?" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A pick-and-peel stone for occupying anxious hands and minds. Reviewers, especially folks who compulsive pick their skin and nails, swear by it for keeping their hands busy.

    close-up of a textured rock with green paint inside the holes and a picker tool scraping paint out of the holes
    Pick 'N Peel Stones / Etsy

    Pick 'N Peel Stones is a Pittsburgh-based small business. Renee Benn started the company as a channel for their anxiety after they lost their job. Each lava rock is covered in nooks and crannies that are filled with latex glue. The fun, soothing, anxiety-reducing part is using the picking hook to slowly excavate the holes. Each kit comes with a filled stone, a picking hook, and a stone filler.

    Promising review: "I can’t believe I waited so long to buy this! It shipped super quick and definitely keeps my hands busy. I thought I would go through the paint super quick but I haven’t even needed to reapply yet. My anxiety is so bad lately I was picking my nails until they bled and hurt for days afterward. Since I got this stone I haven’t picked my nails at all! I’m so glad I finally ordered it. If you’re thinking about this, get it, now!" —Andrea Fercho

    Get it from Pick 'N Peel Stones on Etsy for $29.99.

    14. A fill-in-the-blank book so you can spell out all the reasons you love your significant when they leave you little presents around the apartment, aka dirty cups and dishes. OK, maybe not that...

    The book cover

    Promising review: "This book was a lot of fun to fill in with fun memories and personalized sentiments. There are many, many pages so be prepared to sit down and think of a lot of ideas to completely fill this book. I gave this to my boyfriend as a gift and he thought it was so sweet that he cried the good kind of tears. Very clever gift idea." —Denise K

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. A pack of practical AirPod cleaners because the last time they offered you an earbud to listen along with them, you actually recoiled in disgust when you saw how gunked up their AirPods were. Squish the flexible square into the AirPod speaker, peel it off, and gasp in horror at the ear goop that's been dulling the sound quality.

    Promising review: "I bought this after seeing it on some BuzzFeed list and thinking about how gross my AirPods probably were. When they came in the mail, I used them immediately. They got all the gunk out that was in the little holes. THEN my husband comes in and sees and wants to use them for his. I learned he has never even tried to clean his own AirPods (?!) DISGUSTING and amazing. It got everything out of his." —Amazon Customer

    Get 24 from Amazon for $16.99.

    16. A two-pack of Tile Bluetooth trackers that'll put a stop to their most-asked question: "Hey, can you call my phone?" 

    Promising review: "I got these for my husband who loses everything! It's a full-time job constantly looking for his keys, phone, etc. I have been wanting to buy these for years and I am mad at myself that I waited so long! So now when my husband loses something he just hits the button! Several times a week to several times a day. Every single time he does I tell myself Merry Christmas! It's the best gift I have ever gotten myself! It's also like having three gifts in one since he can hit the button to also find his phone. (Merry Christmas to me!) I love not dropping whatever I am doing to look around for his lost item. (Merry Christmas to me!) I love not hearing him fuss and being overdramatic because his keys are 'lost forever!' (Merry Christmas to me!) Get it, it's worth it." —Lori

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    17. A rainbow bath bomb to make their tub explode with colors that won't stain. They're made with sea salt, essential oil, shea butter, and grape seed extract so they moisturize without irritating, and leave behind a light and refreshing scent.

    Promising review: " The scent is really nice and isn’t too powerful. The colors are very vibrant and everyone I’ve sent one to have absolutely loved it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in packs of three and eight).

    18. A Beard Buddy if you've told your S.O. approximately 1,000 times that they need to clean up their beard and mustache hairs after shaving...yet you always find a light layer of trimmings in the sink even after they've "cleaned" it. 😬 This genius tool uses a tougher, more tear resistant sponge to sweep hairs from behind the faucet and taps and the sides of the bowl into the sink drain for a clean that's actually clean.

    hand using the tool to clean hair from the sink
    Ran's Grooming Club / Etsy

    Ran's Grooming Club is a Massachusetts-based small business.

    Promising review: "Great product that is great for our bathroom countertops. Somehow it’s not just beard hair up there — dog hair too, and this thing picks it all up and makes for easy and quick cleanup. Getting a few more for the holidays!" —Julie Nass

    Get it from Ran's Grooming Club on Etsy for $13.95.

    19. A screaming goat who sits on a tree stump and shrieks whenever you touch it (honestly, same) for the person who's always stressed, anxious, and annoyed.

    Promising review: "I spend about 90% of my day silently screaming at the computer because, well, welcome to customer service. Since this little goat arrived, I no longer look like I am practicing for my appearance on Jerry Springer. I just push the little goat. He screams (but not in a disruptive way). I smile. I am no longer annoyed. I survived peak season because of this goat. I owe my sanity to you, screaming goat." —Gab

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    20. A chocolate bar maker so they can play Willy Wonka and create candies they've always dreamed about eating.

    Kit comes with molds, deco pen, stamps, and wrappers.

    Promising review: "We use Enjoy Life chocolate chips to make dairy-free chocolate bars and it is so much fun. This kit has been great. We've been using it for a couple of years now. We make chocolates for Halloween, Christmas, etc. I highly recommend this kit! I don't really use the red squeeze bottle though, I find you end up wasting chocolate that way. We just use a double boiler to melt the chocolate and then spoon it into the molds." —H. Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows because they're always in their feels, and now they'll have the vocabulary to fully express their full range of emotions.

    the cover
    a page from the book with definitions like kenopsia: the atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet

    Promising review: "This book is perfect for anyone who always feels more than they can possible put into words. A phenomenal creation that puts definition to emotions and experiences we all have but never know how to explain. A great gift idea for your wordy friends or the overthinkers/feelers in your life." —Melanie Kagan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A universal phone mount that'll allow them to binge-watch every episode of The Good Place that they downloaded before their flight while freeing up their hands to do more important things — like scarf down the Biscoff cookies that make sitting in a cramped middle seat slightly less miserable.

    the mount attached to an airline tray table

    Promising review: "Bought this handy little thing to use with on a family vacation since our flight didn't have in-flight entertainment screens. It clipped right onto the pull-out tray just like the product photo and kept my toddler entertained (thank god) for our short flight. Love the simplicity — it's light and compact (folds to the length my palm), has good rotation (head clicks into place) and is surprisingly versatile. I use it to browse articles in the morning (folded into a kickstand on the table), follow recipes in the kitchen (clamped to a cabinet door above my cutting board), and to watch stuff hands-free (clamped to a side table) when the kiddo/husband is hogging the TV. Buying another one for our next vacation since this one is staying at home!" —ThatCookieCutterLife

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    23. A pack of adorable cat sponges to sit on their counter and keep them company. Oh, and OFC they can also be used to clean dishes.

    two sponges shaped like cats sitting on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "I love them. Very cute! I use them for washing my cat's bowls to have a separate sponge." —grace chang

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99.