31 Last-Minute Gifts on Amazon for the People You Almost Forgot

 December 20, 2016
Posted by jenn
For the second-tier giftees in your life.

So you’ve gotten gifts for your mom, dad, and significant other (and if you haven’t, might we recommend our mom, dad, and significant other–themed gift guides), but what about the slightly less exciting people to shop for, like your step-brother, cousin, and in-laws? We rounded up the best gifts for these people you’ve put off getting gifts for — all of which are available on Amazon and will arrive before Christmas.

Your very new boyfriend or girlfriend’s mother

There is something just a little too intimate about a bath product for a woman you truly do not know (and may never see again), but you can’t go wrong with a Champagne-scented festive candle from Jonathan Adler. (Here’s another fail-proof candle we love.)

BUY

Jonathan Adler Pop Candle$28, Amazon

Your mother-in-law who says she doesn’t want anything

Introduce your martyr of a mother-in-law to the joys of a refreshing rose-hibiscus face mist.

BUY

Herbivore Botanicals — All-Natural Rose-Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist$32, Amazon

Your 13-year-old step-brother who won’t shut up about Rogue One

A gift he’ll love if (a) he’s a Star Wars freak and (b) has an iPhone.

BUY

Star Wars Stormtrooper iPhone Charger$13, Amazon

Your arty aunt

Our managing editor loves her Magritte-inspired sky umbrella, and has gifted it countless times (to much success).

BUY

MoMA Sky Umbrella$63, Amazon

Your cousin who likes to cook

Our foodie friends all love this 101 Easy Asian Recipes cookbook from the hip cats at Lucky Peach.

BUY

Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes$24, Amazon

Your relatives hosting you for the weekend in the middle of nowhere

Boggle: a gift for them, and a gift for you; so you can play this instead of having to talk to one another!

BUY

Big Boggle$15, Amazon

Your office Secret Santa

A fancy pencil that they’d never get themselves is a nice work-themed gift. (For more Secret Santa gifts on Amazon, click here.)

BUY

Kaweco Sport Skyline Clutch Pencil$19, Amazon

Your sullen father-in-law

So he can spend the holidays not talking to anyone tucked into the Boss’s memoir, the year’s best rock autobiography. (For more of the year’s best and most giftable books, click here and here.)

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Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen$20, Amazon

Your sullen father-in-law into tools

An easy-to-use laser tape measure for the person who likes to tinker.

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Bosch GLM 10 Compact Laser Measure$30, Amazon

Your cousin who just visited you in New York

Remember the bad deli coffee you got together near Times Square with this ceramic “We Are Happy to Serve You” cup that they can store their pens in.

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Exceptionlab Inc. Ten-Ounce Ceramic Cup$13, Amazon

Your bro-y brother who is not a vegetarian

He doesn’t have to know this beef jerky is GMO-free, MSG-free, and sugar-free. It comes in three flavors: smoke, honey, and fire.

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Naked Cow All-Natural Grass-Fed Beef Jerky Sampler$22, Amazon

Your sister-in-law’s 1-year-old

A child psychologist told us that these magnetic Tegu blocks are “a really good way to promote early STEM and math skills.” (For more of the best 1-year-old gifts, click here.)

BUY

Tegu Block Set$20, Amazon

Your sister-in-law’s 3-year-old

Nothing cuter than a peelable stuffed banana.

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HABA Biofino Banana in Peel$10, Amazon

Your Italian grandmother

Culty Sicilian olive oil from the owners of New York mini-chain Frankies. (For more gifts she might like, click here.)

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Frankies 457 Spuntino Extra Virgin Olive Oil$31, Amazon

Your brother or sister’s hip girlfriend

There is no hip woman who could not use another canvas Baggu.

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Baggu Duck Bag$26, Amazon

Your sister or brother’s hip boyfriend

A sort of rugged-looking leather key chain from Japanese Americana-inspired line Phigvel Makers & Co.

BUY

Leather Key Swivel Case$35, Amazon

Your aunt about to go on a cruise

A travel wallet with special spots for holding a passport and a boarding pass.

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M Square Travel Organizer Case$15, Amazon

Your new girlfriend who said she didn’t want anything

You should still get her a little token anyway — like this romantic (but playful) Lego rose.

BUY

Lego Rose$12, Amazon

Your cousins’ stocking stuffers

Buy a set of these nine adorable bunny-head lip glosses, and stick them in all of their stockings.

BUY

Tonymoly Petit Bunny Gloss Bar Nine-Piece Set$29, Amazon

Your cousins’ stocking stuffers, part 2

Snail masks for everyone! This gift doubles as a fun group activity. (For more cult Korean beauty products we love, click here.)

BUY

Mothermade Deep Moisturizing Rich Snail Facial Mask, Set of Ten$18, Amazon

Your cousins’ stocking stuffers, part 3

Japanese Kit-Kats for everyone! In hard-to-find flavors like green tea, wasabi, rum raisin, strawberry cheesecake, and pancake.

BUY

Japanese Kit Kats, Set of 14$34, Amazon

Your 16-year-old brother

So they can skulk off with their friends and play ping pong in the basement.

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Umbra Pongo Portable Table-Tennis Set$40, Amazon

Your 11-year-old brother

A smartphone-controlled paper airplane (that’ll get him out of the house).

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PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane$50, Amazon

Your cousin who’s about to do a semester abroad

This packable Herschel Supply Co. backpack smooshes down to the size of an iPhone.

BUY

Herschel Supply Co. Packable Backpack$30, Amazon

Your goofy uncle

He’ll get a kick out of this space pen (that can write at any angle and at any temperature).

BUY

Fisher Space Pen$25, Amazon

Your sister into wellness

A BPA-free water bottle from celebrity-beloved line bkr.

BUY

bkr Water Bottle$35, Amazon

Your sister who likes a stiff drink

So she can take her old fashioned chilled.

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Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge$19, Amazon

Your somewhat dorky nephew

Introduce him to the joys of Calvin and Hobbes with this three-volume boxed set.

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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Boxed Set$60, Amazon

Your aunt who already has a selfie stick

A more discreet way to take selfies in 2017: The Shuttr is a remote that can snap phone photos as far as 30 feet away.

BUY

Muku Shuttr$39, Amazon

Your relative you want to spend no more than $5 on

A multi-tool (it’s a bottle opener, ruler, box cutter, carabiner, and flat-head screwdriver) that doubles as a key chain.

BUY

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key$5, Amazon

Your sister’s college roommate who you have absolutely zero salient facts about

There is no one who couldn’t use a little extra juice for her phone. (It can provide the equivalent of two to three full charges, and comes in a rainbow of fun colors.)

BUY

Jackery Bar Premium External Battery Charger$17, Amazon
(This list taken from NY Mag)

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