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— a helpful book with blank spaces and drawing prompts to help aspiring sketchers get started. 642 Things to Draw
A Lodge dutch oven that’ll please beginner chefs and cooking whizzes alike.
I received this beauty as a gift last year and love it. I’ve used it to cook beans, chicken pot pie filling, pasta, corn bread, and so much more. It’s high quality and feels like it’s going to last a lifetime.
Price: $47.46+ (available in five sizes and 10 colors)
On a Scale of One to T-Rex — a fun card game for people who are bad at charades but good at enthusiasm.
This game is made by the creators of
Exploding Kittens. To play, everyone pulls an action card and acts it out. So for example, if you pull a rooster card, you will act like a rooster. Everyone can see what everyone’s card is so they know you are pretending to be a rooster. What they don’t see is the intensity card. So if you pull a rooster card at level one, you might act like a gentle, sleepy, tiny rooster. But at a 10, you’d act like a giant, screaming monster rooster. It’s up to the other players to guess the intensity.
A for the person who claims they know every line in every episode. We’ll see about that. Friends quiz book
Just be warned: Some eagle-eyed reviewers noticed a few typos in the book.
Promising review: “I have watched Friends for years. I wanted to quiz myself so I bought this book. The questions are reasonably difficult and take some thinking to answer. I had to watch a few reruns for some of the questions though. It is overall a really nice book. Treat yourself today!” — AMY Z.
An egg cooker so you can give the gift of perfectly boiled eggs every. dang. time.
Along with hardboiled eggs, this baby can make omelets, plus poached and scrambled eggs.
See BuzzFeed’s full write-up on the
Dash egg cooker.
Promising review: “I make a lot of eggs. I love ramen, and a nice soft-boiled egg just makes me swoon. I’ve tried all sorts of techniques. Boiling, baking, sous vide, pressure cooked. And I haven’t found a 100% no-stuck-shells, no-explosions, no-undercooked method yet. Till this silly little thing. Worked perfectly. I’ll be honest, unboxing it I thought I was duped. Felt cheap and was pretty small, but heck, let’s give it a shot. So easy! And made a perfect egg. On my first go at it. The buzzer is god awful. And the boiler plate stains immediately. Who cares. This thing is awesome. God this thing is awesome.” — Mr. Mcgoo
Price: $18.49+ (available in five colors
A pair of diamond-shaped glasses worthy of even the finest of Scotches (or apple juice).
I have these and they are very sturdy! The glass is thick with rounded edges, so you don’t have to worry about the glasses slicing up your recipient’s hands.
Price: $24.99 for two
A fancy shave kit to gift the dapper gentleman in your life.
It comes with a safety razor, badger hair brush, canvas and leather dopp kit, shave stand, alum block, stainless steel shave bowl, shave soap, and five blades.
A bottle of spicy honey sure to add some zip to their hot toddies, pizzas, margaritas, salads, cheese plate, ice cream… do I need to keep going?
A small external charger to gift the person who always forgets to charge their phone.
You forgot to buy them a gift until just now, so try not to be too judgy, OK? This charger comes with a travel pouch, a micro USB cable, and an 18-month warranty.
A Homesick candle that smells like their home state.
For example, Colorado smells like spruce needles and spice with elements of melting snow, cedar, sandalwood, and hints of amber and cinnamon.
Rainbow Jenga, a great purchase for design lovers and game masters alike.
Promising review: “I’m very pleased! Smooth-quality paint with solid, heavy wood blocks. Nice colors. Purchased two (for more block options) and wrote on them with a Sharpie to make a custom family game. Love the idea of the colored dice as an added twist. This was a great purchase! Might order another to create a drinking game ;)” — Imneuse
This oven mitt comes in a ton of different designs with hilarious phrases and adorable illustrations.
Price: $12.99 (available in 14 designs)
And if you want them to put that mitt to use: BuzzFeed’s Goodful cookbook!
This helpful cookbook from the Goodful team comes with 125 recipes for meals that are simple and balanced. It also has 50 photos, illustrations, tips, useful charts, and guides for bringing wellness into their day-to-day. My favorite is the chart that shows you what produce is in season.
A spirit infusion kit so they can make some flavored vodka that tastes better than Burnett’s.
If just seeing the word “Burnett’s” didn’t make your stomach flip, I’m honestly impressed. The kit comes with a 110-page recipe book, 1000mL infusion jar, 750mL liquor bottle, funnel, strainer, and chalkboard tag.
Promising review: “Even though there is such a huge market for infused and flavored spirits, there isn’t a single one out there that actually tastes good enough to call it an infusion. The best kinds of cocktails are ones that are homemade with your own ingredients and skills. This kit is perfect for just that. It has everything you need to make it happen. I’ve made some infusions myself that taste amazing but I always had to try and look around for some equipment that would work. Having everyone in one kit makes life easier. What an awesome idea!” — Jonathan Weisenbeck
An assortment of nuts that walnut fail to impress this holiday season.
It has walnuts, almonds, cashews, pralenes, pistachios, and mixed nuts.
A coffee table book filled with photos of dogs mid-treat snatch. Need I say more?
A book of letters you can fill in and send to them in bulk. Each one is meant to be opened at a certain time, so it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Each letter has a prompt like “open when you’re having a bad day” or “open when you’re doubting youreself.” It’s a great way to be there for them, even when you’re not actually around.
A one line a day journal for busy people who wish they had the time to write in a diary every day. Newsflash: They do!
This cutie pie has a puffy cover, colorful pages, and a bookmark ribbon. There’s a whole series of these cool journals:
classic, mom, celestial, floral, and modern.
Basically they write one line in the journal every day for a year. The following year, they go back to the beginning and write another line. The journal lets them compare with past years to see how they’ve changed and grown. See BuzzFeed’s full review on why
this journal is so good.
A shot glass mold for frosty ice shots that go down easier OR for candy shots the whole family can enjoy.
Very seriously considering getting this so I can make some peppermint shots to fill with Bailey’s this Christmas.
Promising review: “I bought this mold to make shot glasses out of hard candy (I used Jolly Ranchers). It works really well for that…and chocolate…and jello…and gummy bears. It’s a lot of fun. I would definitely make a first batch before depending on it for guests on the first run. The instructions on the package don’t specifically say that you can put this mold in the oven (though the amazon description does), but I have not had any issues with putting them in the oven at all. For my hard candy shot glasses, I just preheated the oven to 350 degrees, filled the mold with candies and put them in for about 11 minutes. After I took them out, I just used the back of a spoon to work the air bubbles out toward the edges so that everything came out smooth. Chocolate is much easier to melt and get the air bubbles out and wouldn’t even require the oven (though I’ll bet you could).” — Holly C.
A felt letter board for tonight’s dinner menu, welcoming guests, or just sassy sayings.
Price: $16.99+ (available in three sizes and 16 colors)
A state map they can fill in with various bottle caps so they can keep track as they ~hop~ from one brewery to the next.
Promising review: “Love it! Great quality and customer service. I spray painted it gold, which worked out great. I had been looking for a cool way to display my bottle cap collection, and this is perfect.” — Josh and Heather Folsom
Price: $35.99 (available in all 50 states)
A sleek letter necklace that could easily pass for something from Anthropologie. EASILY.
They’ll be like “oh wow thanks, where is this beauty from?” and you can say “oh… just little little boutique I found called Bezos’s Closet.”
And a Nintendo Switch, because it’s never too late to completely win Christmas.
I have a Switch and love it very, very much.
is hands-down the greater game I have ever played. It’s currently sold out, but other great games to consider are: Breath of the Wild Mario Kart 8, Snipperclips, and the brand new . There’s also plenty of indie games that can be downloaded right onto the system like Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Golf Story, Undertale, Stardew Valley, and Celeste. The console comes with one Jon-Con that can be taken apart to become two controllers. It also comes with a Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, Joy-Con straps, dock, and AC adapter.
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