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43 "Shark Tank" Gifts To Buy Before They Go Flying Off The Shelves

::also buys the seat gap fillers, oversized fuzzy sweatshirt, and Scrub Daddy to gift myself::

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. An acupressure back-and-body massager so they can get relief for the tension in their back (and shoulders, and feet, and legs) ~on demand~. It's designed with a curve to give the person using it leverage so they won't have to do a lot of work to get the pressure they need.

Amazon

Promising review: "I am always looking for new solutions to help my chronic pain, and I had a feeling when I saw the Q-Flex on Shark Tank that I needed one ASAP. I used to do acupressure with a massage therapist but had to stop for financial reasons, and this is a great way to get the same relief for a fraction of the price. This has been so helpful for relieving the tightness in my neck, back, and shoulders and I’m so glad I bought it. Honestly this has been the BEST. PURCHASE. EVER. I even got one for my dad for Christmas since he has shoulder issues also. I seriously wish I had just bought it the day I saw it!" —

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

2. Pop-up cards that don't just say just the right thing — they're basically a little gift in and of themselves.

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Promising review: "The cards are ingenious, gorgeous, and of a quality rarely matched in the consumer world. On top of that, the people tending this enterprise are delightful, warm, and make you feel like they care about you as someone far more important than just a person with money to spend. They treat you like someone in search of a thoughtful way to embrace a loved one and are pleased and eager to help. With so much clutter and animus loose in our culture, it was a great treasure to find this small gem of affection." —VerbRiver

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get the Christmas Tree card for $13, the Baby Yoda Card for $15, or browse Lovepop's full card selection, all on Amazon.

3. An infinitely-reusable silicone zip bag that'll help them use less plastic every day, and could save hundreds (if not thousands!) of single-use plastic bags from ending up in the trash.

Sliced apples in the snack-sized bag, a sandwich in the, well, sandwich-bread size
Amazon

Of course, they're totally dishwasher-safe. (I have a couple myself and have used 'em for several years now — they're in great shape and I run them through the top rack all the time!)

Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. Can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices." —Megan A.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them on Amazon: the snack size for $7.49, the sandwich size for $9.74, a "stand up" nearly half gallon–size for $19.99, or the half-gallon size for $18.84.

4. A few fun colors of lipstick from The Lip Bar, because besides coming in a bunch of gorgeous shades, the formula is packed with shea butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, and vitamin E to make sure their pout never dries out.

Lips wearing a red lipstick
The Lip Bar

The Lip Bar is a black-owned makeup brand, and every product is vegan and cruelty-free!

Promising review: "I love it!! This lipstick went on and felt so smooth and I forgot I had it on. When I took the lipstick off my lips didn't peel or look stained and felt so soft. I will definitely be buying more!!" —Bria93

Shipping info: For Target: 2-day shipping available for select products.

For The Lip Bar: Everything ships standard; once you put your address in checkout, you'll see a shipping estimate. 

For Amazon: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them from Target (7 shades), The Lip Bar (10 shades), or Amazon (5 shades) for $12.99+ each.

5. A set of two miniature spatulas to stuff an aspiring makeup-artist's stocking, because they make it easy to use each and every drop of primer, foundation, and other products.

Person scraping out a large dollop of peanut butter from the bottom of nearly jar using the small, narrow, long-handled tool
@the_spatty / instagram.com

Of course it's great for jars of mustard and peanut butter, too! BTW, these do actually work, like, incredibly well — here's our Spatty review (#1).

Promising review: "So worth it! I'm so happy with it. You will definitely save money using this. I think about how much I could have saved if this was invented 30 years ago. I mostly use it for small makeup jars. I tested out the longer one on a 18 oz lotion and it worked fine. Some reviews complain about not being able to get every curve and corner of their container. ..oh please.! You get so much more than you would without it." —Liz

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get the set of two — one with a 6-inch handle, and another with a 12-inch handle (for different tasks!) — on Amazon for $11.99.

6. The Comfy, a reversible blanket-slash-sweatshirt that's perfect for pretty much anyone who likes to lounge around under a blanket, but wishes the blanket followed them everywhere they went.

Model "family" lounges on couch, each wearing a different color of oversized fleece-lined velvet Comfies
Amazon

It's designed to be big enough that it covers you up completely, if you tuck your feet under you on the couch, and of course it's machine washable and dryable.

Promising review: "I saw this on Shark Tank a while ago and thought I'd buy this for my teenage daughter because she's always using my hoodies to keep warm while watching TV or reading. I was really surprised how well made it was. Super soft and well worth the money if you want something to lounge around that's comfy. She loves it." —Chaka

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it on Amazon for $44.95+ (available in adult and kids, and in up to 8 colors).

7. The Squatty Potty toilet stool (yup!) because A) it'll be hilarious when they unwrap it and B) it really does align everything in a natural way to make pooping easier and faster.

Fully clothed model sits on toilet with their feet on the stool, raising their knees above their hips
Amazon

We know it makes a difference because several BuzzFeeders own and love these — read one person's Squatty Potty review.

Promising reviews: "Per my husband: "First time I used mine I was like "there's no way the last 3 inches of that poop would have come out without the Squatty Potty."" —m2

"Unbelievable that I've been performing a basic bodily function incorrectly my entire life. This is a wonderful product that is well worth the money. It allows one to adopt a natural, healthy position without giving up a western style toilet. You just have to use it to truly appreciate it." —Amazon Customer

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them from Amazon: the 7-inch high stool (for new squatters) or the 9-inch-high stool (for ~advanced~ squatters) for $24.99.

They also make a bamboo "flip" version that toggles between 7 and 9 inches for $36.92, or the 7-inch clear acrylic version for $79.99!

8. A racheting leather belt — instead of having holes every inch or so, it adjusts to precisely fit their waist every single time they put it on.

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Promising review: "Honestly, I had never heard of a ratcheting belt before I ordered this, so I wasn't quite sure of what to expect. But I've had my Mission Belt for about a week now and I love it. The leather feels and looks like a great quality leather. The finish of the buckle looks great. My biggest concern was the how the buckle would function, but that quickly went away with my first use. This is in many ways easier than a classic buckle style. This type of buckle won't stretch or scratch the finish of the leather. I bought this belt specifically to wear with dress pants, but have liked it so much, it has become my go-to belt." —Jbemt

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them from Amazon: the men's-sized belt for $36.95+ (sizes S/28" through Custom/up to 56", many color/buckle combinations) and the women's-sized belt for $41.95+ (sizes XS/up to 25" through XL/up to 42", many color/buckle combinations). They're also available in canvas or nylon!

9. A snug-fit undershirt for anyone who's self-conscious about their sweat because it has built-in padding that soaks up sweat before it has even a chance of forming a ring on dress shirts.

Amazon

Promising review: "I tend to sweat profusely and haven't really found a solution. Figured I could try this but was a bit skeptical. Wore it to work the other day with a dress shirt and during several points in the day, I did a spot check. Dry as a bone. This works as advertised. My body tends to run warm and I worried that it might make me hotter; I did feel slightly warmer but nothing that wasn't manageable. The 'shield' is a little bulky and initially, it does feel like you have a pad under your arm. I got used to it after a few hours. TBH, if I have to get used to that feeling for the sake of having dry underarms, that's an easy price to pay." —Amazon Customer

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get one on Amazon for $33 (available in sizes XS–3XL and four colors).

10. A set of seat gap fillers so *you* can be the one that saves them from the frustration of dropping their phone down the crack of no return for the umpteenth time — or from their teenager accidentally losing a few pieces of popcorn leftover from a movie, never to be recovered.

the black fabric-covered foam product over a seatbelt holster, blocking a phone, fries, and change from falling into the gap
Amazon

Because it fits over the car's seat belt holster, it moves along with the seat as they adjust it — which means they can stuff it in and forget about it, at least until it saves a half-eaten lollipop from disappearing into the abyss.

Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this." —Tessa Forbes

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $24.99.

11. A whole-grain, protein-packed pancake and waffle mix that you can either bake for everyone *or* neatly wrap for your friend who's really into exercising but also loves to bake, because it works as a substitute for flour.

Amazon

Over Christmas in 2018 my family bought a few boxes of their buttermilk mix to make pancakes with, and they were genuinely really delicious! I've had them every once in a while since then, too, and enjoy them every time. They definitely keep me full for longer than regular pancakes do (thanks to the 14 grams of protein they pack per serving, 21 grams if you make 'em with milk and eggs, which I recommend anyway, for the texture).

Promising review: "This is great — everyone in my family has liked what I've made with this, even though they all (3 kids and a husband) dislike things that "taste healthy". I'm all about getting more protein and whole grains into my family, and if I can do it making them a special treat like waffles or pancakes, that's even better." —Amanda

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get three boxes of Buttermilk Flapjack Mix on Amazon for $14.97 (also available in other flavors here).

12. A handy gift wrap cutter so they can get perfectly straight lines every time, and *so much* faster than with scissors. The open cylinder slides over the roll of paper, with a sharp blade that cuts precisely where the paper comes off the roll.

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Of course, this is a gift that would be awesome to give them *before* they do the majority of their wrapping for the year!! (Or to gift yourself, for all that wrapping you're about to do.) To cut, you pull out the amount of paper you need through the slot on the side of the tool, then slide the tool down to the end and slip the edge of the paper into the tool's bladed notch. Once it's notched, you slide the tool back up the paper and it cuts, like in the gif! Then when you're done, you can store the cutter on the roll to keep it from unraveling.

Promising review: "Amazing! A holiday essential. It's super easy to use. I saw it on Shark Tank last year and needed it. It cuts the paper smoothly and just like it is advertised. Great price too! Definitely recommend this product." —Susan

Shipping info: For Target: 2-day shipping available for select products.

For Amazon: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it at Target for $5.99 or a pack of two on Amazon for $14.99.

13. Some high-fidelity, nearly invisible earplugs designed to cut down on the decibels during all their favorite concerts and events so their hearing stays protected without completely muffling the music's clarity and sound quality.

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Reviewers say they also help people with autism, PTSD, and sensory overload be more comfortable in loud environments! Supposedly they work because of special sound-cutting filters; when you order a set they come with three size options for comfort. Plus they're reusable and hand-washable.

Promising review: "I am a hobbyist musician (drummer and guitarist) and am around loud music quite a bit. I also go to a few concerts. I tried these out at a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert. I was very pleased with the results. They allowed me to hear the music just fine while blocking out a lot of the ear-splitting volume and unwanted overtones within the arena. I've tried similar ear plugs in the past and always felt like they were blocking out too much of the sounds I wanted to hear. Wish I had started using these years ago. If you are a performing musician or a regular concert-goer interested in preserving your hearing, I highly recommend giving these babies a try. I don't think you will find a better value for an as effective product." —Fudge13

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them on Amazon for $23.98.

14. A pair (or two or three) of Bombas Socks because just like all your podcast hosts swear, they're incredibly comfortable, fit really well, and are overall simply high quality.

A model's feet in pink ankle socks with teal toes and heel
Bombas

My parents gave me a few pairs of their merino wool ankle socks or Christmas three years ago and they have been game changers for me in the winter especially. My toes get cold quickly, even through thick boots, and these help keep them warmer for longer! Plus they make wearing my favorite pairs of ankle boots much more comfortable than the thinner pairs of socks I used to own. They're, like, fitted to your feet: there's plenty of room in the toes (and no annoying seam there, either!), slightly tighter (almost compression-like) in the arches, and almost feel cushioned in the heel. 

Nearly three years later, they're still in perfect shape — the cuff around the ankle doesn't slip (or leave lasting marks from being too tight), and they fit like they did on day one. I know socks seem like a funny gift, but because they're high quality and notably cozy, I'd say they're the gift I appreciate the most out of everything I got that year! Oh, and for every pair you buy, the company donates a pair to one of their 2,5000+ giving partners in the US, so you're doing good with your gift, too.

Shipping info: Standard shipping (5-8 biz days) is free for orders over $50, and all orders under $50 ship for a flat rate of $4.95. UPS Expedited (2-4 biz days) is a flat rate of $19, and UPS Overnight (next biz day after they ship) is $25. It typically takes 1-3 biz days for orders to ship out. 

Get a pack of three pairs of women's wool ankle socks on Bombas for $66, or a single pair for $22. (Many styles, colors, and multiple sizes available in mens, womens, and kids; five different heights including no-show, ankle, quarter, calf, and knee-high/over-calf. They also offer easy gift sets.)

15. A Sleep Pod, if they love the idea of a weighted blanket (or of being cuddled all night long) but know they'll get too hot. This is made of thin, stretchy fabric that's about the weight of a sheet, but still snuggles you all night long — I know, because I've used one!

model in a sleep pod; her head is the only uncovered part
Hug Sleep

I've slept in mine a bunch; I didn't have much trouble going to sleep without it, but it definitely helps me fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer! Yes, it's basically a stretchy, human-size pillowcase, but it really does feel like a gentle cuddle or hug all over, all night long. Oh and it's machine washable, which is key for anything I sometimes use for 56+ hours every week.

My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague Mal Mower also uses one and swears by it! Here's what she had to say in her Hatch Sleep Pod review:

"I recently replaced my weighted blanket with a Sleep Pod and I am never going back. I appreciated the comfort that I got from a weighted blanket, but it was so hot I wasn't able to last under it for long. It was also so heavy I couldn't take it with me anywhere. This design solves those problems. The fabric is breathable and so lightweight I can comfortably use it in the summer and I can throw it in my tote bag on vacations. I feel calm and comforted every time I get in. I've used it while napping, while trying to calm down before going to bed at night, and while sitting on the sofa/needing some extra stress relief when binge-watching Chernobyl got too stressful. I can't rave enough about this thing, but I'll certainly keep trying!"

Shipping info: For Amazon: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here). 

For Hug Sleep: You should receive a shipping confirmation within 72 hours of placing your order, and after that shipping usually takes 2-3 business days.  

Get it from Hug Sleep for $69.99 or on Amazon for $72.99 (originally $110; available in sizes S-L; also available with an opening for your feet).

16. The Burro Buddy, which attaches to their wheelbarrow so they can garden to their hearts content with the help of dedicated spots for their water bottle, tools big and small, sunglasses, phone, and whatever else they want to tote around the yard.

The grey plastic attachment on a wheelbarrow; it has multiple compartments and slots
Amazon

It fits most standard 4, 5, 6, and 7 cubic-foot wheelbarrows. And yes, that little green spot in the center flips up to reveal a small compartment that's sheltered from dirt! It's made from UV-resistant plastic to help it hold up even through a hot summer, and will even fit on some utility wagons.

Promising review: "This is an excellent product. It's sturdy, fit perfectly in our wheelbarrow — really makes working in the yard with tools much easier. Holds a drink and has a place to store your phone. The price seemed a bit high, but after seeing it in person, the price is in line with the quality. Wish I had this years ago! This makes a great gift for someone who likes to work in the yard and someone (like me) who really doesn't." —Nancy S

Shipping info: Because it's sold and shipped by The Little Burro on Amazon, most orders ship no more than two days after you order. And if there's a delay, they'll communicate with you about it. 

Get it on Amazon for $41.95 (+$4.95 shipping).

17. A UV phone sanitizer because it can help annihilate a bunch of (bacteria) germies every night, even if it doesn't get rid of all the smears of grease on their screen.

Hand reaching into the phonesoap box (tanning bed for phones) to pick the phone up
PhoneSoap

A few years ago, a BuzzFeeder tested a bunch of our phones for germs, and the person with the cleanest phone used a similar product (everyone else, well, let's just say it's pretty gross).

Promising review: "I work in a large dental clinic with 50+ docs and even more assistants. Anyone who knows about dentistry knows that there are a lot of aerosols given out during almost every procedure. Since we don't have a radio in the operatories, I've had to use my phone for music. Before phone soap I had to wipe my phone down every time with Cavicide wipes...not the best for your phone. Enter PhoneSoap! I'm able to sanitize my phone without destroying it with Cavicide! We've even tested and swabbed the phone for cultures before and after...this sucker works! Hands down, great investment. I'll be buying another one for the home because this one is staying in my office." —James

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get one on Amazon for $63.96+ (available in six colors).

18. A few packs of NeuroMints, which combine caffeine with l-theanine and vitamin B to give them a quick boost of energy that'll help carry them through the rest of their workday, workout, or whatever their day brings.

Model about to do yoga holding the tin of mints in one hand and a single round mint in the other
Neurogum / instagram.com

I've tried some of the gum in the past and while I don't take caffeine these days, back then I really did feel a boost of alertness like I'd had some coffee! Note that they're not quite such strong breath fresheners as some mints are, but that's not the point.

Promising review: "Great product, definitely recommend. It provides a nice pocket-sized pick me up with cool minty flavor. Typically have been using this for a little extra boost during a workout or a long hike and also works great to help get through a grueling traffic-laden drive. Each mint contains about the same amount of caffeine as half a cup of coffee, althoughI tend to feel more focused with them than coffee alone probably because of the natural caffeine blend and additional B-vitamins and L-theanine, pretty much the same kick like that of an energy drink but without the jitters." —D Cash

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a pack of six boxes from Amazon for $21.

19. A Monkey Mat — it folds up into an ultra compact pouch attached to the blanket, so it's ready anytime you need a sheet to sit on. Oh, and it's made of durable lightweight rip-stop nylon, so you can simply shake any spills, grass, sand, and dirt right off the moment they happen (and...they will happen).

Family of models sitting on the tarp in a park
Amazon

Of course, it's machine-washable, too! The stakes are sold separately (and get so-so reviews), but it comes with weighted corners, so as long as it's not too windy you should be set!

Promising reviews: "I bought this to take to the beach on a trip to Costa Rica. We were staying on the Pacific side, a rocky beach that's incredibly hot. This worked great. I put my towel on top of it to keep the hot sand away. Also, it is a very durable material and none of the rocks tore it whatsoever. Easy to shake the sand up and fold back up. :)" —Mark

"I love this Monkey Mat! Perfect for travel and day trips with kids, And it really does all fit back into the little bag easily (which never happens)! I also love that the carrying bag is attached to the blanket so it's impossible to misplace it. Smart product!" —SK

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.99; also check out a version with a soft (still washable!) fabric layer on top of the waterproof nylon for $34.99.

20. A set of two magnetic glasses holders so your dad will finally always know exactly where he left his reading glasses.

Hands place glasses onto metal bar stuck on a dress shirt
Amazon

Promising review: "I can't tell you how many reading glasses I've killed in the past few years, largely from jettisoning them from my breast pocket or hooking them awkwardly in my shirt collar. These clips are amazing. They're discreet enough that I don't look like a goon wearing one on my shirt all day, and when I hang my glasses from them I can tie my shoes without spilling them lens-first on the ground. What else can a fellow ask for?" —Phil Selman

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a set of two on Amazon for $18.97 (available in silver, gold, and black).

21. A silicone Frywall for the home chef who loves trying new recipes but detests the necessary cleanup afterward — they'll be able to easily cook all kinds of food in oil without coating the entire stovetop.

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It's dishwasher-safe, can withstand sustained temperatures of up to 450 degrees F, and rolls up into a cup-sized sleeve for easy storage. Note that it's designed for 10-inch pans, and it doesn't work with downdraft stoves (i.e. stoves that have a vent that pulls into the floor, instead of the ceiling).

Promising review: "I used my Frywall for the first time tonight to fry sole filets. Worked like a charm. I was surprised by the amount of oil that accumulated on the Frywall. That's grease that would have ordinarily gone onto the stove, counter and wall. It fit nicely in my 10.5-in All Clad saute pan which means it should also work in the All Clad saucepans since the lids are exactly the same. I washed it by hand and left it on the open dishwasher door to dry." —ezreader

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it on Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).

22. Single-serve Vietnamese pour-over coffee packs so they can enjoy a cup of delicious, fancy coffee without paying big bucks at the store, but also don't have to put together some contraption every time they want a delicious caffeinated treat.

hand pouring water from kettle over coffee pod hung over opening of clear cup you see the coffee begin to drip out of the bottom
Amazon

Promising review: "There's that clever little (airtight-packaged) filter pack with pull-out paper hooks that hold it at the top of a mug. "Instant" filtered coffee wherever there's hot water — no filter holder needed, no machines. Each filter pack comes along with a pouch of sweetened condensed milk to add to taste.

But what really made it for me was the coffee quality. This is way beyond anything I've experienced with pre-ground coffee before. More like the flavor I associate with local independent coffee shops. The quality of the product hits you with the fresh aroma on opening the sealed outer packet. Finally: shelf-stable "instant" coffee that tastes like the Real Enchilada." —Max W. Hauser

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a pack of 5 pouches from Amazon for $14.89+ (about $2.98/cup; available in three flavors and multipacks). 

23. And a ~water enhancer~ that says it optimizes the water (with certain minerals) for brewing the tastiest cup of coffee possible, no matter how they brew their morning cup.

The box of enhancers next to pots of coffee
Amazon

Promising review: "If you have a reverse osmosis system this is essential for coffee. I love RO water for just drinking, however for coffee, mixing this in gives a very robust, aromatic coffee. The first cups I made with RO water tasted very bland/flat, nearly like nothing at all. This with dark roast tastes better than most cups I get at places that make you pay $4 for a cup." —J. Press

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a box of 12 capsules (which makes 12 gallons of water) on Amazon for $17.

24. A silicone wedding band so your S.O. can leave their ring someplace safe while they do whatever, whether they're a busy mom, a mountain climber, a cross-fitter, a nurse, or just want a super comfy everyday ring.

hand wearing the band, which has a subtle two-wave pattern in it
Amazon

Multiple reviewers mention that it stretches some over time and recommend ordering a size down.

Promising review: "Very practical ring. I can wear this ring without it getting in the way or even really noticing it. I wear it in the shower, doing dishes, whatever. I got the white one and so far (approx. one month use) no discoloration, which I was worried about. I have an allergy to metal so this was a very good nontraditional solution for my wedding ring. (I still have my nice diamond ring to wear out when I dress up). It fits like a glove. I was worried that it would feel too tight at first and it would freak me out if I couldn't get it off or it would cut off circulation. None of this happened. It was totally comfortable from day one. Very happy! Definitely recommend!" —WWoman6814

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get one on Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes 4–9 and 6 colors).

25. A pack of fizzy cleaning tablets for your friend who's always carrying around a giant metal water bottle or coffee mug.

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All they have to do is fill their container with warm water, drop in a tablet (or two, if you're cleaning something bigger than a water bottle), wait half an hour, and rinse. Also, based on the reviews it seems to work best on metal or ceramic, and not so well on plastic.

Promising review: "Be sure to use hot water; it seems to do a lot better job. The first time I used these on a Contigo travel mug I used room-temp water, and it just came out okay. For the next travel mug I used boiling water and the results were terrific. It looks new again. Then I used two cubes (and boiling water) in a large old pressure cooker that had become brown inside from years of making vegetable soups, and I'm amazed how clean it came out. That pressure cooker stain persisted throughout dozens of scrubbing sessions and dishwasher runs, so I figured the Bottle Bright wouldn't help either but it did." —MisterPlow

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a pack of 12 tablets on Amazon for $8.

26. A pupper costume so your bestest furry friend in the whole world can try what it's like to be a panda, lion, bear, or bunny for once in their lives.

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(Let's be honest, it's really so you can laugh your butt off as they go running through the house). In addition to the panda and lion costumes, they also have bunny and teddy bear options.

Promising review: "Even tho it was a bit tough to get on my 16-week old (seven-pound) squirmy puppy (Size 1), and he wasn't thrilled with running around in it (typical puppy), the photo opp was worth every penny! Lots of folks said it was the cutest thing they had seen in a long time!" —Sierra Meadow

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get one on Amazon for $34+ (four sizes available based on your dog's measurements, in five different animals).

27. The HoodiePillow, aka a memory foam neck pillow with a hoodie attached because sometimes it's easier to doze off on an airplane or bus if they can just block out the rest of the world.

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Promising review: "Comfortable neck pillow. Great for air travel, the hoodie is very easy to adjust over your face, it helps me block out the unwanted light and overall sights on the plane! I also use when riding as a passenger in a car to get a quick nap in. The memory foam is quite comfortable." —TK

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it on Amazon for $29.95 (available in four colors).

28. A subscription to BootayBag, which will mail 'em a fresh pair of cute undies every month for 6 or 12 months (depending on the package you choose) and give them a little something fun to look forward to even after the holiday season's long over.

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Just...make sure they're an appropriate person for you to be gifting underwear to first, okay? You can choose from one or two pairs per month, and between cheeky pairs or thongs.

Shipping info: Free for subscribing members; $5 for non-members for orders under $40, or free for orders over $40. Subscription orders are shipped around the 10th of each month, and delivered between the 20th and 25th of each month. For non-members, orders take about 14 days to deliver. Although they do note that during the holidays shipping can take longer!

Get a gift plan from BootayBag for $54+ (available in six month or full year plans).

29. Some Joe's Gourmet Fish Fry breading mix so they (or you, cooking for them) can make an incredibly flavorful feast that contains less salt and absorbs less oil than other fry mixes. And yes, they can use it to fry chicken, green tomatoes, vegetables, and all kinds of other goodies too — AND it works in air fryers!!

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Joe's Gourmet is a black-owned small business that grew out of Joe's Gourmet Fish and Chicken in Lithia Springs, Georgia! The bags are resealable, and the mix works perfectly fine for ~oven fried~ foods, too.

Promising reviews: "The best that I have used. Good for deep frying or air frying. Very good taste!" —Russell. Harper

"Excellent coating for fish! As directed, dip fish fillets in egg then Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry. Fry fillets (average 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick) in a little oil four minutes on one side, turning over and frying other side for two minutes. Perfect!!" —Sueatthebeach

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a pack of two bags on Amazon for $15.99 (also available in gluten free and in larger pack sizes).

30. A tacky or just plain funny sweater or tee from Tipsy Elves for anyone who you know will immediately keel over laughing the moment they open the package.

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Reviewers for the sweater say it's true to size; there aren't as many reviews for the tee but they suggest the same, too.

FYI: they make a version of the unicorn sweater in men's sizes where Santa's carrying a sword; if you like the idea of the sword, then def order that one but in a smaller size than you'd order the women's-sizes. (If you don't like the idea of a sword, order the women's-sizes version in the appropriate size for you!)

Promising review (for the sweater): "This sweater is very cute and was a hit at my ugly Christmas sweater party. But, more importantly, I was absolutely surprised and impressed by the quality of this sweater. It is very well-made!" —Tipster

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them on Amazon: the sweater in women's sizes for $54.95 (also available in men's sizes for $49.95) or the tee for $14.95 (both items available in sizes XS–XXL). Or check out the full Tipsy Elves product selection!

31. A bottle emptying kit because it will let them get every last drop out of their favorite shampoos, lotions, and even food products like honey or that gourmet salad dressing they're always talking about.

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The kit comes with six adapters (to make them fit a variety of bottle neck sizes) and six of the purple dispensing stands.

Promising review: "This is such a great tool for using up every last bit of product and reducing waste. We used this on a bottle of lotion that we thought was empty but got nearly six more months out of it when we put this on, we were shocked. I use this for my shampoo and anything else that I can think of." —Felishia Rae

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get the kit on Amazon for $25.

32. The Safety Nailer to give them the courage to actually use a nail and hammer. It has magnets to hold the nail or screw in place, two elastic loops to make the gadget easy for them to hold, and of course the plastic shielding to protect their fingers.

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Promising review: "I have this and the finish nail size and they are both great! I have nerve pain in my hands and The Safety Nailer removes any chance of me banging my fingers with a hammer. What a relief!! It’s great for those of us who are not as dexterous as we once were. One of the best construction gadgets I’ve ever purchased." —w4shep

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them from Amazon: the regular size or the mini size for $8.99, or a combo pack with both for $17.99.

33. A tube of Nerdwax that'll keep their glasses firmly in place on their face, so they can stop pushing them up every time they slip a little.

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Promising review: "MUST-DO TIP: There are a lot of complaints about the wax not sticking or going on. You MUST remove all traces of oil from the glasses first. The best way to do this is to use the pre-moistened glasses wipes that you can get from pretty much anywhere. If you don't have those, use water, dish soap, and a dry paper towel. If there is even a small trace of oil, the wax won't go on. Once the glasses are prepped and cleaned, the wax goes on perfectly, with little effort. I find that it works very well too. My only complaint would be that it doesn't last all day for me, because I have pretty oily skin. But it's still way better than constantly pushing my glasses up all day long!" —Pickles

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a tube on Amazon for $9.99 (also available as a value pack of five tubes for $19.99).

34. A securely-latching tiny box they can hook onto their keychain (or water bottle or belt loop or wherever) to hold your pills so they know they always have them with you — or to stash their jewelry in when they need to take their ring off for a second (or a whole soccer game), but don't want to lose it.

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See how in the picture on the left, there's a little column in the middle of the open box with a hole through it? Once they put their items in the box and top it with the donut-shaped lid, they'll slide a round metal carabiner through that hole, which prevents the box from opening even a little bit until they take the carabiner off again. Genius!

Reviewers use this when they take their jewelry off at the gym, at the beach, to do dishes, to get their nails done, to play with kids, to do some particularly messy or rough work, or just because their jewelry gets uncomfortable through the day.

Promising review: "I love this product. I first bought one for myself to try and have since purchased one for everyone I know. This has been a great inexpensive gift for all of my teacher colleagues and friends who are on the go. I am very rough with my keys and often drop them or throw them in my bag and desk drawer and it hasn't shown any signs of breaking or coming apart. My original intention for my latch was to keep on my keys so I'd always have a place to put my earrings and rings when they start to bother me. Since I've become pregnant I currently use it to store extra prenatal vitamins for the mornings I rush and forget to take them. I appreciate the compact size and the surprisingly large amount of small items it can hold." —Melany Crenshaw

Shipping info: Because it's sold and shipped by Lion Latch on Amazon, most orders ship in two days via USPS standard shipping.

Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (+$3.99 shipping; available in three colors).

35. A pack of two silicone microwave covers that also multitask as a trivet, potholder, food cover, and jar opener.

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Reviewers talk about just keeping the 12-inch in their microwave all the time, so they can easily lift it up to take any hot dishes out — which is convenient and makes sense! (Although another reviewer mentions that it shouldn't be left there while making microwave popcorn).

Promising review: "Okay, so I am a sucker for innovations that I see on Shark Tank so bought this without giving it much thought. When it arrived I thought I had probably made a mistake, but turns out I use them all the time. I keep one in the microwave, which makes clean up easier but also allows me to use it as a potholder. I keep the other in a drawer and use it as a trivet to protect my counters and table. Stores easily, has lots of uses, cleans in a flash. Pretty cool." —Kathy, Avid Reader

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a pack of two (one 10-inch and one 12-inch) on Amazon for $27.95 (available in 6 colors).

36. A reusable silicone zip bag because they can use it to pack snacks and sandwiches, steam veggies in the microwave, and even seal up sous vide (if they're fancy enough to cook like that) — all while wasting significantly fewer disposable bags.

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Bonus: they're totally dishwasher safe. I have a couple myself and have used 'em for a couple of years because I LOVE them. They've held up incredibly well despite being in almost constant use holding cheese, leftover pizza, a random extra carrot, my picnic sandwich, and all kinds of other things. They seal super easily (more easily than the disposable bags) and are definitely airtight! Plus when I had a dishwasher, I ran them through the top rack all the time!

Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. Can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices." —Megan A.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a sandwich-size bag on Amazon for $9.74+ (available in 13 colors and in half-gallon, snack, or pocket sizes, a bigger "stand up" size, and a couple of bundle options).

37. The iconic Scrub Daddy smiley-faced sponge with a mouth that opens to make cleaning all of their silverware a simple matter of swipe-and-wipe. If this doesn't bring them joy when they wash dishes, I just don't know what would!

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Promising review: "I cannot speak highly enough of this amazing scrubber! It cleans absolutely everything, doesn't scratch nonstick surfaces, has a fun texture, doesn't smell bad over time, and actually speeds up my dish cleaning time. Seriously, this is the best scrubber I have encountered in years. I bought one for several friends and family members for Christmas after seeing it on Shark Tank, and I've already replaced one for myself. This makes a wonderful and practical gift." —Carla

Shipping info: Because both the options below are sold and shipped by Pharmapacks on Amazon, most orders ship 3-5 biz days after ordering via USPS standard shipping. Some products have expedited shipping options at checkout.

Get them on Amazon: a pack of three colors (blue, orange, and green) for $9.99 or a pack of four yellow for $14.66.

38. Some stretchy elastic shoe laces so they can turn any lace-up pair of shoes into slip-ons but still have their shoes look like....any other ordinary pair of shoes.

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Pregnant reviewers love these too, so their regular shoes can easily slip on! 

Promising review: "I've used other brands of stretch laces over the years for triathlon, everyday running shoes, kids' shoes, etc. Their design included intrusive plastic components. The Original Stretchlace look like ordinary shoelaces, but turn shoes into perfectly laced slip-ons. I'm particular about the fit of my running shoes (fussy feet) so the ability to lace them up just the way I like ONCE then forget about them is so convenient! The fit is secure after several 10+ mile runs. Ordering more for my family's athletic and casual shoes." —MIslander

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 9 colors and 8 lengths, and in round laces here). 

39. A ramen cooker because sometimes they just want to enjoy a hot, cheap, and delicious meal fast, with the most minimal dishes possible.

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Promising review: "This makes delicious ramen fast. The ramen comes out just slightly different than it would from the stove. I can't say that it comes out better or worse, it's just a little different. With this ramen cooker, you can have ramen noodles passing through your lips in as little as four minutes (assuming filling it and mixing in the flavor packet takes around one minute).

This cooker also has bonus functionality because you can put a packaged uncooked block of ramen in the cooker and then place it in your or bag to take to work. The hard cooker keeps the ramen from getting broken and smashed. Especially at the price, you can't really go wrong with this purchase. This was well worth it." —Ted King

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it on Amazon for $14.99 (available in four colors).

40. The Cut Buddy because it makes it incredibly simple for them get a perfectly curved, straight, or angled line for their head or beard right at home. It has six different sides so they can create dozens of different shapes or angles!

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Promising review: "This thing is freaking awesome!!! So I am NOT a barber, but I have over the years almost perfected a fade on my husband. The only thing I couldn’t do perfectly was point his sideburns, he has a very specific way that he likes it and when I tried it just fell short. I saw this product on Shark Tank again (as an update) and decided to give it a whirl for only $8 what do I have to lose right? Well I used it for the first time and he got the best haircut to date. The sideburns look great, but also I used all the angles all over his head and it made it so seamless and easy to cut all along every edge. I highly suggest this to anyone who cuts men’s hair be it in the home or at the barber's. I should also mention that HE is super pleased with how it looks. I can’t speak for using it on a beard yet but we are both so pleased with this product, seriously, buy it!" —Laurie Higgins

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

41. And a Beard King trimmings catcher that'll make cleaning up after shaving (their face, at least) SO MUCH easier. All they have to do is carefully grab the edges off the mirror — the corners of the catcher secure there with suction cups — and take the whole thing over to the trash can.

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Promising review: "My girlfriend bought this for me as a present. At first I was skeptical to use, but once I got my hands on it there was no going back. I use my Beard Bib anywhere two to four times a week and cannot live without it. Not only does this serve a big purpose in my trimming routine but now I no longer have to argue with my girlfriend about all the mess that I USED to create. Also, we ordered a beard oil recently and reached out to customer support about the different scents they offer, they were super helpful! Overall it has been an awesome experience and they’ve truly made me feel like a King!" —Timur

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four styles).

42. An EZPZ mat, which is completely un-budge-able by toddlers. They still might drop the food on the floor, but at least it'll be just a piece or two at a time, instead of the entire bowl of painstakingly cut up fruit at once.

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Promising review: "Does your child 'feed the dog' during meal time? While this dish won't guarantee they won't continue that fun habit, it sure helps. Instead of 'wiping all the food' off his highchair tray, now my grandson's food sits in this sturdy dish that can't move. And I mean can't! It stays put and the cut pieces are easy to pick up it. Easy to clean too!" —Reeve

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors and check out the rest of the EZPZ mats).

43. A pack of Turbie Twist towels that'll wrap their entire sopping-wet head of hair in its 100% cotton lengths and hold everything securely with its elastic loop — meaning everything will dry faster — even if they start head-bopping as they sing along to their favorite morning playlist.

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Promising review: "I’ve used these towels for well over a decade. This pair is to replace one that I’ve had for at least 5 years — the actual towel was still in perfect condition, but the elastic loop had stretched out, so I opted to purchase replacements. The Turbie Twist is an excellent quality product that does exactly what it says. I have a lot of fine hair that has varied between chin length and mid back over the years. Regardless of length, it keeps my hair off my face while I moisturize and apply skin care, and also cuts down on dry time. The towels are absorbent and the microfiber prevents frizz because it’s not roughing up the cuticle. Highly, highly recommend!!" —Amazon Customer

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with next-day delivery, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here). 

Get them from Amazon: a pack of two for $12.99+ (available in 11 colors/patterns) or a pack of four for $28.95+ (available in two sets of colors). Or check out the Turbie Twist store page for even more options! 

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