105 Christmas Gift Ideas for People Who Are Impossible to Shop For
We've got the most complicated people on your list covered this year with tons of unique gift ideas that are sure to please.
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Gifts they won’t want to return
Whether it’s the person who already has everything or the person who’s seemingly impossible to please, we all have that certain someone on our list who stumps us when holiday time rolls around. And finding the right thing might be even trickier this year, since we don’t really want to spend hours in a number of different stores, searching for just the right thing. That’s where this massive list of unique gifts comes in. Not only can it all be delivered right to your (or their) doorstep, but it’s stuff they’ll truly love.
Looking for affordable stocking stuffers? Or the perfect present for the woman you adore? What about the guy who buys whatever he wants all year long? We’ve got tons of suggestions for you—from tech gifts and kitchen gadgets they won’t know how they ever lived without to cozy clothing and beauty must-haves they’ll use all the time. So, don’t stress! We’ve got you covered…even if you’re shopping at the eleventh hour for last-minute Christmas gifts you need to arrive the very next day.
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For the cocktail connoisseur: Bartesian Premium Cocktail Machine
Keep your social distance from big gatherings and holiday parties this year and give the impossible-to-shop-for adult on your list this ultra-cool Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine. Think of it like an at-home bartender, with push-button simplicity and almost shocking ease of use to make pro-level cocktails with minimal effort. They’ll pop a capsule in, select the preferred strength, and press “mix.” The system draws the appropriate spirit from its reservoir and mixes a cocktail that will instantly make them feel like they’re at a famous hotel bar or resort (or simply out of the house). It’s fully equipped, meaning the capsules ensure that no additional real juice, bitters, or extracts are necessary, but keep in mind that the alcohol itself is sold separately. This handy appliance also happens to be one of Amazon’s top sellers this year.
For the one you’ve promised the world to: Made by Mary Knot Ring
Whether you’ve known each other a short while or nearly forever, this adorably affordable Made by Mary Knot Ring comes in three metal finishes and is the perfect understated way to show your commitment. This simple yet spectacular little gift shows that you don’t have to spend a fortune to find just the right thing. Here are another 50 perfect gifts for her under $50.
For the one who gets bored easily: Stealth Core Trainer and Game System
The Stealth Core Trainer is the most exciting development in home-fitness equipment they never saw coming, because it’s a core-whittling wonder that tricks users into loving fitness through competitive arcade-style games. Pair it with the free iOS and Android-available app, and they’ll be able to access several free games that help them increase muscle mass, stamina, and energy in just a few minutes each day. It’s one of the best gifts for men this holiday season and will supply hours of healthy fun.
For the always-chic woman: Bluffworks Aries Wrap Dress
This gorgeous wrap dress from Bluffworks is just the sort of business casual essential her wardrobe could use, because it’s perfect for both in-person work and stylish video calls, and its timeless tailoring will easily make it her favorite piece for the next several years. Offered in both petite and standard sizes, it resists odors and wrinkles and has six thoughtfully placed pockets. Yes, it has pockets!
For fans of Stranger Things: Gaten Matarazzo x Happy Socks Holiday Gift Box 3-Pack
This aptly named Seize the Season holiday gift box that includes three pairs of Gaten Matarazzo x Happy Socks will make the Stranger Things fan in your life quiver with joy. They’ll celebrate the moment they’re in with Gaten (aka Dustin), his holiday spirit animals, and the stocking stuffers of everyone’s happiest sock-related dreams. Any true Netflix fan will approve of this awesome gift for boys.
For the quarantine baker: Bella 2-lb. Bread Maker
Got a carb lover on your list? You’ve just found the perfect unique gift. This countertop machine provides fresh-baked goodness without your giftee ever having to leave home—and delivers it in under two hours with the express cycle. There’s even a keep-warm function that allows up to 60 minutes of additional warming, so everyone in the house gets a fresh taste from the family bakery. For more ideas for home chefs, check out these other kitchen gadgets they’ll wish they had years ago.
For affordable glamour: Gabriela Diamond Necklace
Pop open the luxe velvet box and a tiny light illuminates this diamond dazzler from Joie de Vive. Reviewers give the bestselling necklace, a bezel-set diamond on a solid 18K gold chain, all five stars for being “elegant and simple” and “excellent quality” with a “mesmerizing diamond” and a “chain that sparkles.” It’s made in the USA from ethical IGI Certified VS+ clarity diamonds and reclaimed metals to decrease the global demand for newly mined gold. One fan sums it up: “Definitely more than five stars!”
For the skin-care devotee: HydroPeptide Revamp Your Regimen Set
She’ll brighten up her skin-care routine with this impressive antioxidant-packed skin-care set. It comes with seven HydroPeptide 5X Power Peel treatments, a full-size Radiance Mask and HydraFlora Essence, and a deluxe mini Firma-Bright 20% Vitamin C Booster. You won’t be able to tell if it’s her smile that’s glowing brighter or her absolutely radiant skin. Husbands, pay attention: This is a splurge-worthy gift for your wife that she’ll really want.
For the king of easy sophistication: Duer Performance Relaxed Fit Jeans
These relaxed fit jeans by Duer are a true-to-size dream he’ll live in day and night. His tees, button-downs, and sweaters may be swapped out each day, but these jeans will be the core wardrobe piece that gets him through just about every fashion scenario. They’re made of L2X performance denim, a cotton blend that was created to stay cool and offer just enough stretch and breathable comfort. Don’t miss these other gifts for the guy who’s impossible to buy for.
For the gamer: Gunnar Optiks Gaming Glasses
If the guy on your list loves gaming and racks up serious screen time, these blue-light-blocking gaming glasses should top your list of tech gifts to consider. They are style-forward, anti-reflective, and boast up to 65 percent blue-light protection and 100 percent UV-light blocking.
For the guy who loves cozy comfort: Staheekum Men’s Flannel-Lined Slipper
These cozy slippers by Staheekum are a well-made marvel he’ll use every day. They’re lined with country flannel to be warm, durable, and indoor-outdoor friendly, since they’re paired with a hearty synthetic sole. He’ll kick back by the fireplace, run for the paper at the end of the driveway, or tinker around the garage on a chilly day. Bonus: They’re true to size, which makes gift shopping a cinch. Looking for something more unusual? These unique gifts for him should do the trick!
For anyone looking to peel away this year’s layers: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Peel. Love. Joy. Kit
This special-edition holiday kit from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare will gently strip back the old, dull layers of skin we’ve all been trapped in this year to reveal a new, brighter face for 2021. The set includes two face peels that help refine the skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, large pores, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts. Whew, that’s a lot! While you’re shopping, don’t miss these anti-aging creams that dermatologists trust the most.
For the cleaning-obsessed: Tineco Pure One X Cordless Smart Vacuum
Sure, they could just keep their old vacuum, but once they see this Tineco Pure One X Cordless Smart Vacuum, they’ll never look back. In fact, it might even make them excited to do household chores. Imagine that! It boasts a number of futuristic features like iLoop smart sensor technology that senses dirt and optimizes suction power in real time to preserve battery life. It’s also lightweight and easy enough for, dare we say it, anyone to clean the whole home. Here are another 25 gifts for people who can’t stop cleaning their houses.
For the beauty lover: Roen Beauty Cake Mascara
Add this Roen Beauty Cake Mascara to her stocking and she’ll bat her eyelashes at you for months—or at least until she runs out. It’s a clean-formula mascara that adds volume, defines and lifts lashes, and has a clump-free texture thanks to natural ingredients like sunflower, bayberry, and carnauba wax.
For your little trailblazer: Piccolina Portrait Tee
If you’re going to buy the little girl in your life some new clothes, let them be Piccolina Trailblazer tees. They’re each made of 100 percent cotton and feature illustrated portraits of iconic female superheroes from real life, like Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Mae Jemison. These little bits of inspiring fashion art send a powerful “you can do anything” message to growing gals. For superheroes of the fictional variety, check out these out-of-this-world Star Wars gifts for every Jedi fan.
For the stylish adventurer: Milwaukee Boot Co. North Point Backpack
There are backpacks, and then there are backpacks. This one from Milwaukee Boot Co. takes things to that next level, striking just the right note of rugged style with hand-stitching and leather accents. There’s plenty of room for everything in the canvas North Point for the guy on the go, as well as a cinch-strap side pocket for water. If you’re looking for something to tote a computer, try these 12 best laptop backpacks at every price point.
For mama’s tootsies: Dearfoams Women’s Mama Bear Buffalo Plaid Slippers
These Dearfoams women’s Mama Bear buffalo plaid slippers are definitely among the cutest holiday gifts for mom, and she’ll wear them just about every day. The cozy, cushioned foot bed is lined with plush faux fur, and the slide-in style means she won’t need to have a coffee before putting them on. They’re also machine washable, which any mom will tell you is the hallmark of good slippers.
For the one who looking to turn back the clock: Korres Apothecary Wild Rose Spotless Serum
This powerful 15 percent vitamin C face serum reduces the appearance of dark spots, dullness, and skin discoloration for luminous-looking skin. It’s a favorite of women with sun-damaged skin or aging skin looking to turn back the hands of time on discoloration.
For the grilling aficionado: Solo Stove Grill Ultimate Bundle
The grill master on your list will be awestruck when they open this memorable Solo Stove bundle, perfect for everything from the grilled steak to fish to veggies. It brings a no-hassle approach to charcoal grilling that gives even novices the ability to grill a master chef–level meal. Aside from the grill itself, the bundle includes both a short and tall stand, so it’s easy to transport or set up more permanently in the backyard, as well as a grill pack with four pounds of charcoal briquettes, a set of grill tools, a grill shelter, carry case, and more. If you’re on a budget, you can still find plenty of unique gifts for the BBQ aficionado in your life: Try these 17 must-haves for any grilling station.
For a sweet treat: eCreamery Ice Cream Holiday Premium Collection
This sweet holiday treat will ship right to their door, packed to stay frozen and preserve the holiday cheer. The Holiday Premium Collection includes four pints of custom-churned ice cream flavors, each with festive titles. The flavors included in this set are White Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes, Chocolate Cake Ice Cream with Fudge Swirls & Brownie Bites, Vanilla Ice Cream with Toffee Crunch, and Sea Salt Caramel Brownie Ice Cream. Yum!
For the little architect: MAX Build More Building Bricks Set
There’s no reason to spend a small fortune on building bricks when this MAX Build More Building Bricks Set comes with 759 premium building bricks that are fully compatible with LEGO bricks. That means you can beef up your child’s collection of core pieces and shapes at a major savings without having to stress about the holiday budget. Here are more of the hottest Christmas toys to buy before they sell out.
For the cuddlebug: Simply Organic Bamboo Duvet Cover
They’ll love cuddling up to this thoughtful duvet cover from made from 100 percent certified organic bamboo in a sateen weave finish. The buttery-soft texture will lull them to sleep, and the brand promises no blends, compromises, or drama with the fabric. It’s also mindfully designed with easy-to-use interior snaps and antibacterial finishes. This duvet is even more exciting than finally learning how to fold a fitted sheet.
For the anxiety-prone: Veritas Farms Holiday CBD Tinctures
This Veritas Farms Holiday Tinctures Kit is loaded with festive, seasonally flavored CBD tinctures anyone looking for relaxation might want. Here’s the science behind how CBD can help with anxiety, which may be just enough to make the person on your list more open-minded about its many benefits. This set comes with four 15 ml bottles, each with 250 mg of full-spectrum hemp oil. One extra-strength serving offers 25 mg. The hard part is deciding which flavor to try first, because this package includes Sugar Plum, Cinnamon Roll, Clementine Spice, and Cranberry Orange.
For the stylish gent: Vivobarefoot Magna Trail Men’s Shoes
Vivobarefoot’s shoes for men, women, and kids are produced sustainably using recycled, locally sourced materials in independently monitored factories, and these men’s vegan hiking boots are an exciting addition to the company’s design lineup. They’re good for several terrain types, with a specially designed sole that lets the wearer feel more of the ground to connect to nature.
For the most important room in the house: Lasko Bathroom Space Heater
This Lasko 1500W bathroom space heater is a ceramic dream come true for those with drafty, cold bathrooms and a penchant for spending a little too much time on the throne, in the shower, or on their hair routine. It also works nicely in other compact rooms and will be appreciated all winter long. Did you know that some items ship faster on Walmart+ than Amazon Prime?
For a comfy clothing choice: Gap Softest Hoodie
Gap sweatshirts are cult-favorite classics, and this year’s softest hoodie will be a surefire win for the woman on your list looking for ultra-soft, wearable comfort that pairs just as well with the available matching sweatpants as with denim, leggings, and other winter-worthy layers. The curved hem offers a flattering fit, and draw cords give it a distinctly modern feel. If you have a BFF who’s all about comfort, try this or one of these 65 great best friend gifts for every type of friend.
For little smiles: Brusheez Kid’s Electric Toothbrush Set
Little ones will love this mature-seeming electric toothbrush set that’s mom- and dentist-approved. It comes with two brush heads, a cute animal cover, sand timer, rinse cup, and storage base so the little kid on your list feels just like a big kid. Seven different characters are available, so you’re sure to find just the right thing.
For the elegant woman: Peggy Li S-Clasp Mixed Link Necklace
This sterling silver necklace is a statement piece that’s versatile enough to wear with almost any outfit. It features both smooth and textured links, with a dash of oxidation to enhance the details. The fashion-forward S-shaped clasp is a breeze to put on and take off without any help, too. Another way to find the perfect present? By looking to the stars and perusing our ultimate gift guide for every zodiac sign.
For the garden-loving type: Back to the Roots Organic Lavender Windowsill Planter
This simplified indoor-gardening kit comes with everything they’ll need for a photo-worthy organic lavender windowsill plant except water and sunshine. In just two to four weeks, the custom soil blend, fertilizer, and seeds germinate, and little lavender plant babies will start to fill the room with their soft scent. They’ll keep growing year-round until the kitchen window becomes one of the dreamiest lavender farms in the world (or the house, at least). Each kit is lovingly made in Salt Lake City, so you’ll feel good about this made in the USA gift.
For the sophisticated sipper: Made In Red Wine Glasses
These newly released Made In red wine glasses are crafted by the cookware brand of choice for Michelin-star restaurants around the United States, and they feature titanium-reinforced coating that hardens the glassware itself to make it more resistant to abrasions, scratches, and breaking. Made in Italy with pure raw materials, they are light in the hand and dishwasher-safe.
For the on-the-go guy or gal: GoalZero Sherpa 100PD Power Bank
This Sherpa 100PD Power Bank from GoalZero is perfect for working guys and gals who carry their devices everywhere, since it easily charges laptops, tablets, and phones. It fits easily into a work bag, is airline-approved, and is also a lifesaver when you need to keep kid-friendly devices charged on long car rides.
For a face mask upgrade: Cilque Plush Silk Face Mask
This gentle-on-skin Cilque Plus silk face mask is a one-size-fits-most face mask made of 100 percent mulberry silk. It’s machine washable, but if you don’t have access to a laundry machine, you can disinfect your face mask in another way and swap out the air filter for a new one. The adjustable ear loop and nose clip make wearing it ultra-comfortable.
For a truly unique living space: Allform Custom Arm Chair
You can customize this Allform Arm Chair to suit their room perfectly, making it not only a truly unique gift but also a truly unique decor piece. Choose a fabric or leather first, then a color and style of legs, and finalize with their preferred pillows and the option of an ottoman. In a world of similar rooms, this is one very cool way to make a unique design statement.
For the most hygienic: Betterair Biotica800 Probiotic Surface & Air Cleaner
The Betterair Biotica800 uses a proprietary blend of probiotics to repopulate indoor environments with an ultra-fine mist that continuously releases the good bugs into the air. They land of surfaces, penetrate fabrics, and infiltrate every corner of the home for a safe, naturally cleaner environment. It turns out probiotics can even help fight colds and the flu, which is definitely news we can all use this year. The set includes a Biotica800 base unit, a three-month supply of misting, wall mount, stabilizer feet, and a power cord.
For flawless skin: Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint
Tell her to swap out her favorite foundation for this lighter, better-for-her-skin Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint that lets her natural beauty shine through. This formula boasts a silky texture with all-day breathability, sheer coverage, plumping hyaluronic acid to smooth imperfections, and butterfly bush extract to protect against blue-light damage.
For chemically treated hair: Olaplex Restore & Protect Set for Dermstore
When the best hair masks for damaged hair just aren’t enough to restore overprocessed tresses, this Dermstore exclusive gift set will get the job done in style. Thirsty, frizzy hair will soak up famous breakage-reducing hair protectors from the Olaplex line, including No. 3 Hair Perfector, No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, and No. 6 Bond Smoother Leave-In Cream.
For fine-fragrance nerds: David’s Perfume by David Dobrik in Amber and Cashmere
The one with a vanity full of gorgeous fragrance bottles will beam from ear to ear when they open a new bottle of Amber and Cashmere fragrance from David Dobrik. It’s an invigorating blend of David’s subtle, spicy, and woody notes that’s ideal for all genders and types. This is what smelling expensive is like, friends.
For the one who’s prepared for everything: Braun No Touch Thermometer
This Braun No Touch Thermometer is quickly becoming one of this year’s most sought-after household essentials, and its popularity probably won’t be slowing anytime soon due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It offers non-invasive comfort that’s easy to use, safe, hygienic, and ideal for contactless forehead measurements. Pair it with one of the best neck gaiters for coronavirus protection to create a whole kit to get them through the next wave.
For the sweet tooth (and soul): Nunbelievable Cookies Variety Pack
You can’t go wrong with food gifts for the holidays, and these adorably punny Nunbelieveable Cookies actually make the world a better (and tastier) place. For every 12-pack sold, Nunbelievable donates 12 meals to partner soup kitchens, keeping bellies full of goodness and holiday cheer. This assorted gift pack comes individually wrapped and packed with three cookies in each of the brand’s most popular flavors, including chocolate chip, gluten-free double chocolate chip, peanut butter, and oatmeal raisin.
For wine-with-dinner fans: Justin Vineyards Classic Collection Gift Set
The Justin Classic Collection is a fun, tongue-tickling introduction to Justin’s range of wines. It includes some of the vineyard’s most popular wines, like the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, and 2018 Right Angle. If they’re new to wine appreciation, they need to learn these wine terms as soon as possible.
For the lipstick lover: Peripera Ink the Velvet Lip Tint
If she’s been wearing traditional lipstick for years, this Peripera Ink the Velvet Lip Tint will be the addictive new addition to her makeup routine. It’s a velvety-smooth, long-wearing lip stain, just as the name suggests, and it’s weightless, transfer-free, and stays put whether behind a mask or eating, drinking, or Zooming for hours.
For cold winter days: Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden Shorty Winter Boot in Waterproof Leather
She’ll love wearing these waterproof leather Columbia Ice Maiden winter boots in snow, slush, freezing rain, and other types of previously intimidating weather. The mid-weight sole offers long-lasting comfort with oodles of cushioning. Here are more of the best Amazon gifts for everyone on your list.
For the one who loves everything pink: SaltWorks Ancient Ocean Himalayan Pink Salt, 5-Pound Bulk Bag
If they’re prone to loving everything pink—from pink clothes to pink lakes—this bag of SaltWorks Ancient Ocean Himalayan Pink Salt is the ideal gift under $10. It’s comparable to regular table salt in use and size but a million times more beautiful, thanks to the natural mineral deposits that give it a soft, rosy glow. It’s also ethically sourced and devoid of GMOs.
For the one with the best kitchen: Isenberg K.1200 Caso, Dual Spray Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet with Pull Out
While a kitchen faucet may not be exactly what they expected, the kitchen design lovers on your list will obsess over this Isenberg K. 1200 Caso in their sink. It’s a dual spray stainless steel kitchen faucet with a pull-out function that makes everything from filling to washing a pot far easier than ever before, all while looking like an ad for luxurious living. This is definitely for the one always admiring kitchen decor and appliances, and will last for years.
For great basics you can’t afford to miss: Quince Mongolian Cashmere Tee
A genuine fashion miracle is happening here—cashmere basics at affordable prices, like this Quince Mongolian Cashmere Tee ringing in well under $50. Before you run off thinking that it’s a blended fabric and not fully cashmere, think again. The brand uses 100 percent grade-A Mongolian cashmere at a 15.1-micron thickness sourced from Hircus goats in Inner Mongolia. It comes in a variety of colors and only requires a modest amount of extra laundry care. But don’t worry: Here’s how you can unshrink a sweater if you forget to read the label.
For a kitchen that deserves a magazine spread: Balmuda The Toaster
The matte black finishing and sleek design on this Balmuda toaster make it seem more like a new Porsche than a small kitchen appliance, which adds an extra dose of fun flair to its impressive list of functions. It’s compact and able to switch between cooking modes designed to suit a range of mouthwatering favorites like sandwich bread, artisan bread, pizza, and pastries. It comes with a size-appropriate baking pan and unlimited inspiration for new meal ideas. You might also want to check out these genius products that will cut cooking time in half.
For the detail-oriented: Cupcakes and Cashmere for Blue Sky 2021 Planner
This standard, large-size 2021 planner designed by Cupcakes and Cashmere for Blue Sky is just what she’ll need to keep all her plans, assignments, and important notes in order in the coming year. The charming Amelia Blue Ditsy Floral print is a signature pattern for the brand’s most up-to-date pieces—and a charming addition to any desk.
For the busiest woman on the list: Oribe Dry Styling Collection
Having a great dry shampoo on hand is one of the secrets to keeping hair selfie-ready, and Oribe’s Dry Styling Collection is the ideal way to seal the good-hair deal. It includes the brand’s iconic Dry Texturizing Spray in two sizes, as well as a generously sized Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. She’ll be able to shave time off her morning routine and go longer between washes with this set, and time is the most valuable gift of all.
For the pearl in your world: Linjer Kirsten Pearl Huggies
These fun, youthful Linjer Kirsten Pearl Huggies are just what she needs to bring any outfit to the next level. They’re made with AAA-grade freshwater pearls, extra thick gold vermeil over 925 silver, and lots of extra love. Round earrings are making a major comeback, so she’ll also appreciate that you’re keeping her on trend.
For anyone with a smartphone: JLab Audio Go Air True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
These JLab Audio Go Air True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds are a great budget-friendly gift for smartphone users. The charging case is included, and a sweat-resistant design makes them the perfect choice for active types, those living in warm climates, and anyone prone to keeping their earbuds in for long periods of time. They’re surprisingly high-end for the price, offering bass boost, sound balance, and a Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Here are another 15 cell phone accessories you’ll end up using every day.
For the foodie: Bachan’s Original Japanese Barbecue Sauce
This authentic Japanese-style barbecue sauce from Bachan’s is the exciting vegan, small-batch, non-GMO way to take their dishes on a trip around the world even when everyone is staying home. Don’t expect this one to go on like American barbecue sauce, because it simply won’t. It’s a thinner, more teriyaki-like sauce that adds just the right balance of salty, sweet, and savory notes to meat, fish, veggies, and even tofu.
For versatile fashion at home: Carve Designs Garner Top
This sometimes-a-pajama top from Carve Designs is just the sort of do-it-all fashion staple every woman can use this year. It’s just as easy to sleep in as it is to lounge around the house, run errands, or take the dog for a walk. She can wear it with the brand’s matching bottoms or with her favorite distressed denim, yoga pants, or waffle-knit shorts. Looking for something for that special older woman in your life? These gifts for grandma are ones that she’ll cherish.
For the outdoorsy guy: Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Vent Hiking Shoe
These number one best-selling hiking shoes for men come with thousands of positive ratings, thanks to their quality construction, sturdy synthetic soles, performance suede leather and mesh uppers, and a protective rubber toe cap that keeps the wearer warm and dry. They fit and feel like a sneaker that’s somehow able to do much heavier-duty work, like hiking through damp forests—or just heading down the slushy winter driveway to the mailbox. We’re supportive either way.
For the fidgeter: Roto Brain 3D Puzzle Sphere
They’ll be able to keep busy and stimulate their mind with this colorful Roto Brain 3D Puzzle Sphere, which is a modern twist on the old Rubik’s Cube idea. With three levels of difficulty, this memory-boosting brain game is easy enough at the basic level for elementary-school-age kids and difficult enough to really challenge advanced adult minds at the toughest. For a next-level gaming gift, add a few more of these hardest puzzles you can get on Amazon.
For the snacker: Skinnydipped SuperDark + Sea Salt Chocolate Covered Almonds, Set of 10 Bags
This hefty set of chocolate-covered almonds is just what the peckish person on your list is craving—and you’ll both feel good about the layers of vegan, 73 percent dark chocolate the almonds are dipped in. It’s a superfood on top of a superfood, punctuated by a small amount of heavenly sea salt. They also make some of the most delicious road trip snacks.
For seeing things in the best possible way: Liingo Eyewear
For as low as $79, the glasses-wearing person on your list can pick out a new pair of frames they absolutely love—stress-free. They’ll pick five frames they really like from Liingo’s wide selection or text one of the brand’s stylists for suggestions based on face shape, style preferences, and trends. Then the brand will ship them free of charge (both ways), the recipient will give them a whirl, and they’ll pick the ones they like best. They can keep one, all, or even none—there’s no commitment, but we’re pretty sure they’ll find at least one perfect pair.
For a little bit of peace: Be Calm and Color
If the person on your list lives in one of the most stressed cities in America, consider them a shoo-in candidate for this zen-enhancing coloring book. They’ll find the calm within the pandemic storm in this guided, mindful coloring book for anxiety-ridden adults. If giggles are your goal this holiday season, check out these hilarious gag gifts.
For the shimmery star in your life: Nails.Inc All Is Love Nail Polish Gift Set
This trio of nail polishes from Nails.Inc comes in the most adorable holiday packaging that’s perfect as it is, or even lovelier dropped into a polish lover’s stocking. The set comes with high-shine, shimmery polishes in soft gray, gold shimmer, and rich, creamy red. They’re all formulated with the brand’s patented long-wear, rapid-dry system for easy home manicuring. These easy nail polish tips will help any manicure last longer.
For smart cooks: Chef iQ World’s Smartest Pressure Cooker
Maybe they already have some pretty cool kitchen gear, but nothing will compare to this Chef iQ smart pressure cooker. It pairs with an accompanying app via Wi-Fi and has a built-in scale for easy measuring, an auto steam release, and more than 300 smart cooking presets. The hearty six-quart size is big enough to feed the family—and petite enough to leave counter space to spare. It’s a fantasy gift for those with a soft spot for kitchen technology, and it will definitely change the way they interact with dinner.
For love that’s always blooming: Teleflora’s Winter Glow
This gorgeous Teleflora Winter Glow arrangement is a blizzard of enchanting sparkly snowflakes, lush white roses, mini white carnations, and fresh flat cedar branches gathered in a centerpiece-worthy, mercury-glass vase. It’s a fun way of sending some holiday cheer to far-off loved ones. You can also count down to the big day together with one of these cute and clever advent calendars.
For crafty types: CraftBud Candle Making Kit
The CraftBud Candle Making Kit has 52 pieces to make boutique-quality soy candles at home. It’s a project that adults can work on with mature kids, creating burning wonders in up to 16 colors that they can then give to loved ones. This is the unique gift for families that keeps on giving, in myriad ways.
For a healthy stocking stuffer: Eligen Vitamin B12 1000 mcg
This may be the best holiday season yet to consider healthier stocking stuffer alternatives, and this Eligen Vitamin B12 supplement may be the just the right fit. It normalizes B12 levels as effectively as injections and boosts energy, and each bottle contains a one-month supply.
For the one who loves ponytails: Bellefix Scrunchie Set
Speaking of stocking stuffers, these leisure-friendly Bellefix scrunchies come in a set of three high-quality ponytail boosters any woman would love to have. The strong elastic core, sustainable bamboo fiber outer fabric, and neutral color tones make them a good stocking stuffer idea for women.
For the eco-conscious scent lover: Maison Sybarite Discovery Set
These planet-friendly perfumes from France are made without ethyl alcohol, chemical solvents, parabens, phthalates, silicones, and animal cruelty. Your recipient will enjoy five powerful blends in this set, with inviting titles like Bed of Roses, Opulent Wood, Spicy Calabria, Amber Gaze, and more.
For the eternal organizer: The Happy Planner 2021 Desert Flower Classic Dashboard Planner
Having a great planner on your desk is one of the best tips for a productive workspace, and you can’t go wrong with this 2021 Desert Flower Classic Dashboard from The Happy Planner. It’ll inspire a sense of wanderlust in the recipient with imagery of open roads, endless skies, and crisp scenes that inspire uplifting thoughts.
For the holiday host: Bath & Body Works Merry Cookie Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
Handwashing is more important than ever, and this Bath & Body Works Merry Cookie hand soap will get everyone to wash with joy. It’s a gender-neutral way to bring a dash of holiday cheer and necessary personal cleanliness to the guest bathroom, and a fun way to encourage younger handwashers to hop on the hygiene train.
For the biggest dose of unexpected fun: Jazzercise on Demand
From $19.99 per month
Jazzercise is back! For under $20 per month, you can give the gift of a monthly membership to this on-demand platform and infuse just the right amount of Spandex-enhanced fitness in someone’s life. The platform includes 10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-minute class sessions, perfect for fitting in a workout no matter how busy your schedule is. Sessions utilize dance cardio, along with other proven fitness methods like HIIT, kickboxing, strength training, and more, to target a variety of muscle groups and require minimal equipment to get the fitness fun flowing. New content is released every week, and it’s a surprisingly fun workout for mother-daughter duos to do together.
For a couple of cool best friends on the go: Jinx Weekender Wag Bag
This gift is for the human and best furry friend, and it’s packed with travel essentials for Fido that simplify the human’s life. It’s a great way to spoil new pup parents and includes a four-pound bag of Jinx Superfood Kibble, a bag of low-calorie plant-based Pumpkin & Apple Biscuit Treats made with human-grade ingredients, a weekender bag made of heavyweight cotton, a portable water bowl, and a doggy tennis bowl. It’s great for visiting Grandma’s house for the first time or taking Fido for a long cool-weather hike for some epic pics of playing in the leaves. If the person on your list is a pet parent, you’ll definitely want to check out these other paw-some gifts for dog lovers.
For the stylish 20something: Lucy Paris Jude Sweater Top
This mock-neck sweater top by Lucy Paris is the perfect neutral, versatile piece every woman should own by the time she’s 30. It pairs just as well with black joggers as it does with jeans, denim skirts, and other core closet staples. Plus, true-to-size fitting makes it easy to give as a gift—and fun to imagine styling in your own wardrobe.
For a fun family gift: Baketivity Face-Bake DIY Cookie Kit
Baking is more fun than ever with the Baketivity Face-Bake DIY Cookie Kit Baking, because young and advanced bakers alike can create cookies with edible images, text, logos, and even favorite teams. The company offers a fun design-it-yourself tool that’s fun for everyone on your list, and even more delicious to eat. You’ll also love these stocking stuffer ideas for kids.
For the vegan beauty: Meloway Your Way Mascara
This vegan-formula, never-clumpy mascara from Meloway is the fun beauty stocking stuffer she’ll use time and time again to get long, voluminous lashes. The brand’s patented helix brush defines each individual lash for an almost-faux look that’s flake- and smudge-free.
For the artistic yogi: Jackson Pollock Studio Floor Mat x Yoga Zeal
This Jackson Pollock abstract art-enhanced yoga mat from Yoga Zeal is the bold and beautiful way to help them blend their two biggest passions: meditative fitness and art. It’s easy to clean, fun to use, and makes a major statement.
For acne-prone skin: CLEARITY by CLEARSTEM Exfoliating Serum
With AHA and mandelic acid, this exfoliating serum from CLEARSTEM retexturizes skin, reduces scars, fights acne, and dissolves blackheads. That’s a long laundry list of uses for one little bottle, making it one of the most powerful products for acne sufferers and a perfect helper for cold-weather-induced acne breakouts.
For the coffee drinker: Rising Tides Coffee Co. Blue Label Whole Bean Coffee
This one-pound bag of single-source African coffee is harvested along steep volcanic mountains within the western provinces of Rwanda at altitudes nearing 6,000 feet above sea level. The result is a cup with balanced, sweet, creamy mouthfeel, robust fruity flavor, and widespread appeal. Every purchase also supports The Water Project, Inc., which is a soul-energizing bonus at the end of each cup.
For a total gem: Dune Jewelry Co. Boho Stack Ring
If she’s into layered jewelry and accessories, this Dune Jewelry Co. Boho Stack Ring won’t disappoint. She’ll know she’s a total gem every time she wears the interconnected silver stack with her choice (or yours) of sands and natural finishes that appear like glistening gems. Each bezel is layered to a slightly domed, glass-like finish she’ll be eager to show off. If she has a lot of trinkets, you should share these 18 clever ways to organize jewelry.
For the woman who wants to feel better than ever: Love Wellness The Bloating Kit
This kit of targeted supplements was designed to keep bloating away and gut health in play, offering probiotic and enzyme support to three key areas including reproductive health organs, the gut, and the immune system. Packed with organic ingredients like fenugreek seed powder, dandelion root, and parsley leaf powder, this bloat-busting kit goes to work in a matter of days, making the female microbiome a happier, more sparkle-worthy place.
For timeless skin: Colleen Rothschild Beauty Discovery Kit
This Colleen Rothschild Beauty Discovery Kit has everything she’ll need to start a skin-care routine, healthy habits, or just take her elegant show on the road. It’s great for all skin types and includes best-sellers like the brand’s Radiant Cleansing Balm, Clarifying Detox Mask, Face Oil No. 9, Sheer Renewal Cream, Dual Enzyme Polish, and Extreme Recovery Cream, along with a muslin cleansing cloth—all neatly packed in a travel-ready bag.
For mysterious types: Henry Rose Torn Candle
This candle from Henry Rose is a first from the brand, emitting a warm glow from a 100 percent cotton wick and blended coconut, soy, and vegetable waxes infused with the brand’s mysterious and sensual Torn fragrance. Notes of vanilla bean, earthy vetiver root, and cozy sweetness will fill the air. It’s manufactured in small batches and hand-poured in the United States, so you’ll feel good about supporting an American business.
For the cocktail-making king: Barr Hill Shaker Set
If he’s managed to turn lemons into spiked lemonade this year, he’ll love this pro-worthy Barr Hill Shaker Set with large and small stainless steel shaker tins. It’s a perfect set etched with a whimsical branded bee, and it helps get home holiday parties started in style.
For the spa lover: Crepe Erase Triple Acid Targeted Body Peel Pads
This gift definitely qualifies as one of the best home spa products, thanks to easy-to-use, non-abrasive exfoliation with a 10 percent blend of glycolic, lactic, and tartaric acids to improve skin texture and tone. It’s also loaded with real fruit extracts to provide hydration for soft, supple skin.
For the cutest family photos: Mixtiles
Create a fun, visual display of treasured family moments with these adorable Mixtiles. Choose one photographic Mixtile for as little as $12, or create dozens of gallery-worthy expressions for the whole crew. Even better? Your giftee won’t have to pull out a hammer and nails to put them up. All they have to do is peel off the sticky strips on the back of the frames and put them wherever they want. This set of nine Mixtiles is ideal over a dresser or entryway table, and it’s a perfect surprise gift that shows appreciation and artistic value.
For grown-up boys: Slate High Protein Classic Chocolate Milk, 12-Pack
If he loved chocolate milk as a kid, this elevated health-focused version in a can will be the wow-worthy gift he’ll want to add to his regular routine. It’s a lactose-free, low-sugar, non-GMO, and high-protein take on everyone’s favorite childhood drink, with each can boasting a full 17 grams of protein and only 130 calories. It’s also a great protein solution for vegetarians who still enjoy dairy.
For layering under cardigans: Lucy Paris Jax Fuzzy Cami
She’ll wear this fuzzy teddy bear-like camisole under cardigans and wonder how life went on before she owned it. This super soft piece will make her feel like she’s snuggling up to the softest blanket imaginable every waking moment. It goes with just about everything you’d wear a slightly cropped camisole with.
For anyone part of the human race: Humans by Brandon Stanton
If you’re absolutely stumped about what to get the human on your list, Humans is undoubtedly a good choice. It’s a mostly inspiring, although sometimes uncomfortable, walk through the human experience on every corner of the globe, weaving readers through the existences of normal folks across a medley of cultures and continents. It’s an important read for those less prone to traveling, as well as an exciting addition to the literary collections of those often on the go. For friends and family who love the darker side of life, check out these 20 true crime books they won’t be able to put down.
For the chocolate-obsessed: Omnom Chocolate Tanzania Bar
The health benefits of dark chocolate are plentiful—and just more reason to love these delicious, mildly sweet Omnom Chocolate bars made with 70 percent Tanzanian beans. The brand is committed to using the best ingredients and prides itself on focusing on organic single-origin Tanzanian cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, and egg-free, dairy-free, tree nut-free production in Iceland. It’s a tasty and unique gift for chocolate purists and food tourists alike.
For game-changing hydration: It Cosmetics Celebrate Your Day-to-Night Confidence Moisturizer Set
This powerful duo of It Cosmetics’ best-selling day and night creams is a $103 value being packaged as a set for more than 25 percent off the sold-separately pricing. It’s ideal for brand devotees, delivering round-the-clock skin hydration that won’t irritate or clog pores, and it layers easily over serums and under makeup.
For family entertainment: Lemonade Puzzles Four Ferns 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Whether they work on this glamorous Four Ferns puzzle from Lemonade Puzzles alone or as a team, it’ll provide hours of fulfilling brain teasing and an end product that’s so beautiful to look at it that it may need to end up on a wall. The artist, Juliana Lupacchino, is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and she uses the Southern landscape as inspiration for many of her pieces. You might also want to include some of these classic board games everyone should own.
For the one working from home: Honey-Can-Do Lap Desk
This useful Honey-Can-Do Lap Desk is the gift the work-from-home crowd will adore whenever they need a break from the kitchen table, a rigid desk, or whatever uncomfortable position they’ve been up in for way too long. They’ll be able to more comfortably place their laptop on this cushioned must-have for hours of easy working on the sofa, recliner chair, or another unofficial work zone. Have a giggle at these hilariously accurate work-from-home memes while you wait for your order to ship.
For deep relaxation: Asheville Botanicals Anim Massage Oil
This deeply relaxing Anim massage oil from Asheville Botanicals was created with input from professional massage therapists to offer the deepest therapeutic relief for sore, tired muscles. It contains organic oils blended with a concentrated hemp extract for a light, moisturizing oil that enhances relaxation. Each bottle contains 200 mg of hemp extract that works hard on muscles to soothe, calm, and relax. A massage with this stuff is a surefire way to be lulled into restful sleep.
For his skin: Skinbetter Science A-Team Duo Kit
If he’s serious about his skin care and turning back the hands of time, this whirlwind combination of vitamins C and E and 17 other antioxidant ingredients will be just what the (skin) doctor ordered. The products enhance skin tone and luminosity, defend against free radicals, and reduce the appearance of redness. The Alpharet Overnight Cream significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles in as little as four weeks and offers minimal irritation when compared to other retinoid-based products.
For brighter days: Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester CCC + Ferulic Brightening Complex 20%
This lightweight serum, powered by vitamin C, makes skin look visibly brighter, smoother, and more radiant. It tackles skin concerns like dark spots, dullness, and loss of firmness and elasticity, and it’s great for a range of skin types. Ferulic acid helps the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while vitamin C works to reduce the visibility of scars and encourages more even-looking skin. For other skin-care gifts and so much more, check out these 16 gifts from Black-owned businesses you’ll also want to buy for yourself.
For the do-gooder: Feed Projects Eleanor Bag
Maybe the person on your list already has everything she needs to make the brightest holiday memories, but giving her a new Feed Projects Eleanor Bag (or anything else from the line) does a world of good beyond just giving the gift of fashion. Feed donates a whopping 75 meals to hungry mouths for every Eleanor bag purchased. The gift of karma is a free bonus.
For the dog mom: Oliver Gal Custom Pet Portrait
This gallery-level gift will be treasured for years to come, because an Oliver Gal Custom Pet Portrait starts with a photo of their actual dog or cat and ends with the cutest custom art we’ve ever seen. Here are more personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.
For the spiciest person on your list: Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce
Reach for real truffle-infused hot sauce from Truff, because this vegan-approved heat maker also delivers rich, too-good-to-be-true earthy truffle flavor with every drop. It’s a great gift for hot sauce lovers, vegans, the one who always adds a new flavor to omelets and pasta dishes, and the homemade soup fanatic. Find out which hot sauce is the royal family’s favorite.
For the lover of lacy little things: TellTale The Lover Lace Bralette
A comfortable bra is worth a thousand words (or more). These TellTale bralettes are best-selling hybrid-style bras that offer form, function, style, and total comfort. The bras offer support with the softest lace-accented fabric imaginable, and they’ll soon become your giftee’s favorite undergarment.
For glistening, hydrated lips: Vaseline Gold Dust Lip Tin
She’ll love this Vaseline Gold Dust Lip Tin because it’s loaded with dependable hydration and in-the-moment festive style. You’ll love it because it evokes instant holiday spirit and it’s just $3.99.
For Fido: Paw5 Wooly Snuffle Mat
This simple yet smart way to get dogs to slow down when eating is one of our favorite gifts for dog parents. The Wooly Snuffle Mat triggers a dog’s natural instinct to hunt and forage by making them search for dry food and treats. They’re challenged, engaged, and entertained all at the same time. It’s also machine washable, making cleanup a breeze. Love this idea? Check out these other pet products with nearly perfect Amazon reviews.
For the one who’s always cold: Carhartt Lookout Hat
This warm acrylic winter hat is sure to warm the coldest heads and most fashionable hearts.
For easier living: iRobot Roomba 675
The iRobot Roomba 675 is the only vacuum anyone actually wants as a gift. It’s Wi-Fi-enabled, cleans on demand, and doesn’t require anyone getting off the sofa. In other words, even the laziest soul can get the house looking tidy with the help of this nifty little robot, and that’s a life we want to be a part of. Make sure the lucky recipient knows these tips about where you should (and shouldn’t) store a Roomba.
For the one missing café culture: Illy Y3.2 Espresso & Coffee Machine
For the sophisticated caffeine-nut in your life, the Illy Y3.2 Espresso & Coffee Machine is an exciting addition to a kitchen countertop. It produces authentic coffee-shop-like espresso drinks without having to go anywhere.
For infinite love: Trollbeads Neverending Ring
This Trollbeads Neverending Ring is a small token that symbolizes love and affection in a big way. She’ll love everything it represents, and you’ll love the affordable sterling silver price tag.
For hydration: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
So much water to drink, so little time. Give this trendy Hydro Flask water bottle to the person who always forgets to hydrate. It’s vacuum-insulated, so their ice will stay solid for hours. If you like this idea, don’t miss these 10 smart water bottles that are worth the money.
For some major cuteness: Cubcoats Pimm The Puppy 2-in-1 Transforming Tee
This Cubcoats Pimm product is a T-shirt and a stuffed animal all in one! It’s a fun way to get little ones excited about new clothes because it’s also a toy. In a few quick seconds, the comfy tee transforms into a gender-neutral plush toy that’s great to play with, show off to friends and loved ones, or use as an impromptu pillow on long-haul flights and road trips.
For the aromatherapy enthusiast: Healing Solutions Best Blends Essential Oil Set
You’ll want to give someone these essential oils after you read about these genius uses for essential oils at home. The kit comes with six of the brand’s best blends for breathing, sleeping, muscle relief, immunity, and more.
For long days at work: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
Busy people will love this Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, and not just for its sleek modern design and large capacity. This next-generation gift is the ultimate for anyone prone to letting their coffee get cold because it’s preloaded with a 90-minute battery life to keep drinks warm and app-controlled for the most modern sipping experience we can think of.
For added safety: Nest Outdoor and Indoor Camera Bundle
A pair of Nest security cameras for the outside and one for the inside will be a home security lover’s dream come true. The system works with Google Nest Max and Alexa, and can be monitored from a smartphone just about anywhere there’s Internet access. That means frequent travelers, parents with kids getting home before them, or just about anyone else can feel safer. These are more of the top-reviewed home security cameras.
For eight crazy nights: Tipsy Elves Ugly Hanukkah Sweaters
You didn’t think we’d forget Hanukkah, did you? You’ll put a hilarious spin on the festival of lights with these Tipsy Elves Ugly Hanukkah Sweaters. For more ideas, take a look at these other great Hanukkah gifts.
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