Great Gift Ideas When You Don’t Know What To Get

Sometimes you have no idea what to buy for that special someone, so here are some great gift ideas the Dollar Frog has assembled for you.

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Sonos speakers are a bit of a splurge, but their great room-filling sound and user-friendly app are why so many people love them.

We almost always default to Amazon when we need last-minute, well, anything. Because most people love procrastinating, Amazon is frequently used to frantically buy gifts.

Once you’re on Amazon, you can breathe a little and remind yourself to calm down — it’s impossible not to find a good gift that will arrive in time.

Armed with a Prime membership and lightning-fast typing and scrolling skills, you can browse the huge collection of Prime-eligible products and emerge triumphant, having crossed off gifts for everyone on your list. 

Most of these items are available with two-day shipping if you have Amazon Prime, so don’t stress too hard about last-minute shopping — just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival.

A tribute to the illustrator behind the iconic worlds and characters of ‘Star Wars’

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Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, $145.50

Dive into the fascinating artistic process of creating the “Star Wars” universe. The never-before-seen-or-published illustrations and interviews paint a picture of the hard work of the designer Ralph McQuarrie.

A cool home-decor piece for transit enthusiasts

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Umbra Subway Wall Hook, $32

Part art piece and part functional organizer, the subway-inspired wall hook reminds them of the joys (and terrors) of riding public transportation.

A LEGO toy that takes them to the moon

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NASA

LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266 Building Kit, $99.95

They’ll be over the moon to receive this over 1,000-piece kit of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the notable mission. The kit includes detachable ascent and descent stages as well as figures sporting NASA branded spacesuits. 

Cozy flannel pajamas

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Alexander Del Rossa

Alexander Del Rossa Men’s Plaid Flannel Pajamas, $23.99-$39.99

Plaid flannel PJs remain a classic gift, one they can immediately change into upon receiving. 

An electric kettle that’s as sleek as it is effective

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Fellow Stagg

Fellow Stagg EKG Bluetooth Connected Electric Pour-Over Kettle, $149

This beautifully minimalist kettle heats up quickly, is comfortable to hold, and offers a slow, precise pour. The matte black color also looks great on their counter.

A funny party game

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Watch Ya’ Mouth

Watch Ya’ Mouth Party Card Game, Adult Bundle, $32.55

The premise of the game, to make the others guess what you’re saying as you wear a mouth piece, is really simple — but yields hilarious results. The base game is family-friendly, but you can add the adult expansion pack to play with explicit phrases. 

A set of stylish and versatile nylon bags

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Baggu

Baggu Women’s 3D Zip Bag Set, $32.29

These eccentric bags have a variety of uses, from packing for travel to organizing their bathroom. It’s up to them to decide how to fill each one.

A set of moisturizing lip balms

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Jack Black

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 Holiday Variety Pack, $19

This three-pack of moisturizing and nourishing lip balms is perfect for combatting the effects of cold, dry weather. 

A powerful portable projector

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Anker

Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector, $299.95

It might only be the size of a soda can, but this projector features surprisingly crisp image quality and 360-degree sound. They can watch shows and movies on their wall or ceiling by connecting the projector to their device via HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and screen mirroring.

An affordable robot vacuum

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Eufy

Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S, $219.99

iRobot’s Roomba robot vacuums usually get a lot of the attention, but Eufy’s also do an excellent and thorough job of cleaning the house when you’re not around. It’s an especially good buy for pet owners who find themselves constantly picking up hair from the floor.

Better baking tools

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GIR

GIR Premium Silicone Spatula, $12.95

GIR makes the best-designed spatulas we’ve tried — trust us when we say your home’s resident baker and cook will notice the difference in feel and construction of these premium silicone tools.

Crunchy, flavorful popcorn

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Popcornopolis

Popcornopolis Gourmet Popcorn 5-Cone Gift Basket, $44.99

We love snacking on the savory and sweet popcorn from Popcornopolis. The delicious non-GMO popcorn comes in five flavors (Zebra, Caramel, Cheddar, Kettle Corn, and Cinnamon Toast) and is wrapped up in distinctive striped cones. 

Fleece-lined socks

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Ugg

Ugg Fleece Lined Socks, $49.45

These cable-knit, fleece-lined socks will be a hit with anyone who’s always complaining about having cold feet. 

A fun and easy-to-use photo printer

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HP

HP Sprocket Select Instant Photo Printer, $99.99, available at Amazon 

Before they print their photos on this light and slim device, they can edit and decorate the photos on the HP Sprocket app. The printer comes with a 10-pack of glossy, sticky-backed photo paper. 

An affordable cold-brew maker

Takeya

Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $21.95, available at Amazon

It doesn’t matter that it’s winter. True cold-brew fans won’t be deterred by weather to enjoy their caffeine on ice, and this maker is the easiest way to help them do so at home.  

A media streaming stick

Roku Express

Roku

Roku Express HD Streaming Player, $29

The Roku Express is the most affordable of all the Roku streaming devices, but it comes with no shortage of features. They can confidently cut the cord since it houses all the major streaming services and channels, including the new and wildly popular Disney Plus. 

A Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch, $385

The game console topping wish-lists for the past couple years is the Nintendo Switch, which is innovative for its ability to be played in and out of the home, with a single player or multiple players. 

Sheets from a popular bedding startup

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Brooklinen

Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set (Queen), $159

Though there are fewer print options and sheet set options on Amazon, these Brooklinen sheets are a great last-minute gift for someone who’s in dire need of replacing their ratty sheets. They’ll notice the upgrade in quality, durability, and comfort with the smooth and luxurious sheets. 

A guide to the country’s best road trips

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Road Trip USA

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways, $26.99

There are countless travel adventures to be had right in our own country. This guide to 11 cross-country road trips will inspire them to pick up their bags and travel as safely as possible. 

An under-$100 turntable

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Audio Technica

Audio Technica Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo, $99.99

Those with both an eye and ear for retro tech will appreciate that this turntable doesn’t compromise on looks or sound. Meanwhile, you’ll love that it’s not exorbitantly expensive, as some turntables can be.

A kitchen tool that makes dinner a snap

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Instant Pot

Instant Pot DUO60 Pressure Cooker, $79

An Instant Pot is more than just a slow cooker, it’s also a pressure cooker, rice cooker, and warmer all in one. They can drop ingredients into the pot in the morning and slow cook it throughout the day for a dinner that’s ready to go after work, or they can use the pressure cooker function to have dinner ready in an instant.

A popular outdoor game that was featured on ‘Shark Tank’

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Spikeball 3 Ball Kit, $59.99

On a beautiful sunny day at any park in the city, you’ll probably see at least one group playing this fun and active game. With rules similar to volleyball, it’s easy to learn — so the whole family can get involved. The company even holds nationwide tournaments if your recipient gets really good at the game.

A Sonos speaker with built-in Alexa

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Sonos One

Sonos One, $199

Sonos speakers are a bit of a splurge, but their great room-filling sound and user-friendly app are why so many people love them. The new one even includes Alexa, turning it into a smart speaker.

An accessory for someone who always loses their keys or phone

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Tile Pro

Tile Pro (4-Pack), $99.99

This new and improved Tile device is louder, has a longer range, and is longer-lasting than ever. It’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

A handsome stone diffuser

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Vitruvi

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, $106.34

This handcrafted diffuser, plus 10 to 20 drops of their favorite essential oil, is the secret to creating a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere in their home. 

An insulated tumbler

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Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Travel Tumbler Cup, $39.95

The ergonomic comfort of a classic tall cup plus Hydro Flask’s signature double-wall vacuum insulation make this a coffee or tea vessel they’ll always keep on hand. It keeps their beverage hot for up to six hours and includes a press-in lid to prevent spills.

A treat-throwing pet camera

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Pawbo

Pawbo Life Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser, $149.99

Anxious pet parents can use this camera to keep an eye on their dog during the work day or during vacation. It features a full-HD camera, built-in microphone, and of course, the most fun part: the ability to toss treats to their pup. 

A gourmet spice blend

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Caravel

Caravel Gourmet Italian Black Truffle Sea Salt, $15.99

Turn a favorite dish or snack — mac and cheese, fries, popcorn — into a gourmet treat with this rich, umami sea salt. They can and will want to use it on pretty much anything.

A super-slim wallet

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Bellroy

Bellroy Slim Sleeve, $79

This well-designed wallet can hold a surprising number of stuff considering its slim profile. There are two quick-access slots for the cards they use most, and then a hidden pull-tab section for the rest. 

The newest Kindle e-reader

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Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite (32 GB), $249.99

This Kindle Paperwhite is the thinnest and lightest yet, plus it’s waterproof and has a longer-lasting battery. There’s no reason they can’t read a good book anywhere now.

A unique and convenient way to enjoy tea

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Tea Drops

Tea Drops Instant Tea Sampler (30-pack), $39.99

Loose-leaf teas, sugar, and spices are pressed into little morsels — all you have to do is drop them in hot water. The cute and clever design make Tea Drops a fun and easy way to enjoy their favorite beverage.

Subtle coasters engraved with city maps

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Uncommon

Uncommon Green Map Coasters (Set of 4), $25.99

These square-shaped coasters are engraved with an elaborate city map. Plus, the back is labeled with the city name in case they need to be reminded of which city this is. You can choose from tons of major cities around the country.

Best-selling noise-cancelling headphones

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Bose

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, $299

These comfortable headphones cut out surrounding noises so they can enjoy the crisp and clear listening experience with no distractions. It also has Alexa built right in for hands-free music control and information access.

A purifying mud mask

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Bose

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment, $19.55

This cult-favorite mud mask from Glamglow works to firm up and clear the skin. It draws impurities out with ingredients such as activated charcoal, resulting in brighter, tighter skin.


That’s it for our list of great gift ideas. Here’s a few reminders:

  • Amazon Prime makes getting what you need when you need it easy. That’s why we love it for our last-minute gifting needs. 
  • We rounded up some great last-minute gifts you can get with Amazon Prime right now, from high-tech gadgets to quirky home decor. 
  • Amazon Prime Day is coming up on October 13 and 14 — here are the best deals we’re expecting to see.
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