17 Gifts for the Random People at the End of Your List
Some of these 17 gifts for the random people at the end of your list are practical. Useful. Bland and universal - you could gift them to anyone. And other are...let's just say as random as the randos who will be receiving them.
The annoying coworker you drew for Secret Santa.
Your 3rd cousin, who's coming to Christmas this year because...you have no frikkin' clue, but your mama wouldn't just tell her no.
The UPS driver your dog humps every time he sees him.
Your kid's English teacher who she really wants to get a gift for, but...doesn't want to do any of the work involved in picking out and buying said gift.
Note: Random people gift prices are marked as they were at printing on December 15, 2022. Prices, and availability, are subject to change.
Lucky Charms Just Magical Cereal Marshmallows
A great gift for the kid of a friend you're not really friends with anymore because they had a kid, or some rugrat you're not really sure how you're related to that just always seems to show up on Christmas morning. You don't know what kids are into these days, and you especially don't know what this kid is into, but you're pretty sure all kids are into Lucky Charms always, and they're especially into the marshmallows in the Lucky Charms. Well, voila!. A whole box of Just Magical Cereal Marshmallows.
HummViewer Wearable Hummingbird Feeder
The HummViewer is a wearable hummingbird feeder that essentially inserts a pair of hummingbird feeder straws into COVID face shield, and tops it with a redesigned Devo hat. It looks absolutely ridiculous. And for that reason, it is screaming Aunt Jan gift! at me. But...
...have you ever been so inclined to look absolutely ridiculous? Do you see those adorable hummingbirdies feeding right in front of the lady's eyes?! What an experience to get so up close and personal with nature! What a chance to let a bird fly directly at your face and not have to be afraid it's going to peck your eyes out and try to kill you like Alfred Hitchcock taught us! And for that reason, it is screaming Animal-loving groomer who actually agrees to bathe my cat! at me.
The Better Ice Scraper
Everyone could use an ice scraper! Unless they live in a warm climate, in which case maybe they could use it for...oh, who cares? You just want to be done shopping already!
So named for being fast, smart, and easy, The Better Ice Scraper has an ergonomic grip design that eliminates hand and wrist strain, and can both chip and clear ice in the same back-and-forth motion. That gives it its "fast" designation, and is due to a set of teeth on one side and a smooth blade on the other, both of which maintain constant contact with your windshield surface. The frost blade also uses maker Better Stuff's Shape Shifting Technology, so it can conform to the shape of any auto window for more efficient clearing.
pureAir FRIDGE Food Shelf Life Extender
I thought of a jingle for the pureAir FRIDGE Food Shelf Life Extender: Smelly fridge, smelly fridge, what are they feeding you? Or maybe more like: Smelly fridge, smelly fridge, what are they not eating themselves that's sitting and decomposing on your shelves, creating expensive food waste and an onslaught of odors that could kill a dead guy every time someone opens your door?
Yeah, I think definitely the second one has more of a jingle earworm vibe to it.
The pureAir FRIDGE is a rechargeable gadget that uses ionization and activated oxygen (ozone) technologies to reduce ethylene gas emissions from decaying food. This both keeps produce fresher for up to 3 times longer, and eliminates the impurities and stench that accompany it when it starts to rot.
Wahl Peanut Hair & Beard Clipper
Aside from the fact that the Wahl Peanut Hair & Beard Clipper looks as much like a nutsack as it does a peanut...or maybe because of it... have you ever seen a better gift for your father-in-law or hipster-beard boss?
2-in-1 Watermelon Fork & Slicer
This 2-in-1 Watermelon Fork and Slicer is the fruitiest thing you'll see all year. Maybe even 3 years counting, given it's been a minute since the Windmill Watermelon Slicer made its own fruity splash.
Squeaky Clean Feet Foot Scrubber Shower Shoes
Scrub-a-dub-dub and tickle-tickle your way to Squeaky Clean Feet with the brand's Foot Scrubber Shower Shoes. I haven't tried them, but I gotta say, it looks like no detail was spared in their design.
Soft, "yet firm and flexible" scrubbing bristles line the entire interior of the Foot Scrubber Shower Shoes, from sole to heel counter to arch. Additionally, the footbed is lined with a series of massage mounds, individually and distinctly nubby and warted themselves, Squeaky Clean Feet says target pressure points in the foot to improve circulation along with cleansing, exfoliating, and sloughing off dead skin. The bottoms of the Shower Shoes are covered in little suction cups to prevent you from slipping and eating tile while minding your foot hygiene.
Lucas' Papaw Ointment
Don't worry, no grandpas were harmed in the making of Lucas' Papaw Ointment. In fact, the do-it-all skin treatment contains no grandpa parts at all, just natural, antibacterial, antimicrobial, Queensland-grown papaya, or papaw as they call it in Australia.
Aussie doctor T.P. Lucas developed his Papaw Ointment in 1906, claiming its namesake fruit to be the "finest natural medicine yet discovered." Both his sentiment and his formula have endured, with Lucas' Papaw Ointment still lauded today for its effectiveness as a topical application for everything from chapped lips to bug bites to burns (sun and other) to dermatitis and eczema.
O2COOL Mist 'N Sip Misting Water Bottle
A water bottle and mister in one?! Oh, too cool. I mean, O2COOL! Ha! That was deliberate, right? Good one, dads who run the O2COOL brand. I hope the quality of your Mist 'N Sip Misting Water Bottles can live up to the quality of your humor.
The Mist 'N Sip Water Bottle combines a high-flow drinking nozzle on its noggin with a fine mist push button on its neck. An obvious gift for athletes working up a wicked thirst and heat playing sports, running, or cycling, the double duty hydrator is also a great companion for us lazy types who spend our summer days at the pool or beach, or just on the rickety patio lounger in the backyard.
Automatic Car Fire Extinguisher
I don't think most of us worry our cars might explode every time we drive to work or the taqueria, but then again, most of us don't worry we might have a car accident every time we do those things either. And this Automatic Car Fire Extinguisher from Jogoswall, like all the sensors and auto-braking features now built into so many new vehicles to help avert accidents, endeavors to further reduce the possibility of injury and death on the road, tackling combustion and flames while their counterparts deal with impacts.
About half the size of the average smartphone, and weighing just 0.24 pounds, the Jogoswall Automatic Car Fire Extinguisher installs either on the underside of your vehicle's hood (using the attached piece of 3M tape), or on the wiper fluid tank, battery, or engine plastic cover if there isn't a good fit on the hood. Once taped in place, there's nothing left for you to do. In the unfortunate event your car catches fire, the Jogoswall Fire Extinguisher will automatically detonate, and work to put out flames from a range of solid, liquid, gas, and electric igniters.
Yukon Glory Burger Serving Set
The Yukon Glory Burger Serving Set, it's an extravagance, indeed, but a fat-beef-patty-with-melty-cheese extravagance well worth it when you need a gift for your favorite foodie...or your least favorite person on your shopping list, who also happens to be a foodie.
And annoyingly so, all talkin' 'bout the cassoulet, and Timballo Alberoni, and Momofuku bo ssam they "usually" eat, and how "quaint" this holiday dinner of a "simple" turkey and "Midwest" sides your mama spent 3 days preparing is.
Anyway, Yukon Glory has even included a stainless steel mesh basket for french fries, tots, or onion rings (or all 3!), a slate plate for the meaty masterpiece, and a coupla condiment bowls, each secured for carry in perfectly sized cutouts made in the acacia wood board serving tray.
Rolflex Arm & Leg Massager
Feel the benefits...and the torture...of foam rolling from anywhere with the Rolflex Arm & Leg Massager. You can even focus the brutality on forearms and triceps, calves and inner thighs, and other arm and leg areas that are harder to pinpoint with pain using a floor roller.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Kit
Nothing like the smell of fresh laundry and burning lint! This dryer vent cleaning kit comes with 4 professional tools for DIY sucking out and scraping up lint and debris buildup from your clothes dryer vents and ductwork. And why would you want to do that? Besides the smell and general grossness of piles of lint?
Accumulated lint will decrease the efficiency and serviceable life of your dryer and, more importantly, create a fire safety hazard in your home.
Ballsak Pro Clip-on Cue Ball Bag
The Ballsak Pro Clip-on Cue Ball Bag knows exactly what it's doing naming itself the Ballsak. And I'm here for it, even though I don't have any cue balls, billiard balls, pool balls, or really any balls but the two permanently attached to my person that I need to take with me wherever I go. Does some sad (ball)sack on your list?
If so, may I present the World's Best Cue Ball Case!
Butt Be Dry Portable Waterproof Seat
Nothin' like sittin' on a wet stadium seat, picnic bench, or muddy slab of ground. Especially when the wetness really starts permeating your skin and making your butt itchy. Numb and itchy if it's cold out! And now here comes the Butt Be Dry to ruin all the fun.
wet dry blanket, the Butt Be Dry is a portable waterproof seat you can roll up and clip around your waist, or stuff inside a pack, to keep on hand when rain or snow, or maybe just a gross couch covered in spilled beer and salsa, threaten to ruin your ability sit down.
Pelican Marine Series Waterproof Floating Phone Pouch
The Pelican Marine Series Waterproof Floating Phone Pouch is available in Olive Green, Stealth Black, and - are you ready, ladies? - Garden Party Blue. Flowered, feminine, and perfect for all the times you drop your phone in the toilet.
The IPX8 certified Floating Phone Pouch is also good for people who enjoy watersports, snorkeling, sailing, and hanging at the pool. In addition to fully protecting your electronic 5th limb to depths of 3.3', Pelican has used transparent TPU material "exclusively made for delicate touch and response" on key areas of its Marine Series Pouch, so you'll have full access to your screen, camera, and side buttons. Never miss a shot of a turtle humping a crab, or sacrifice the ability to text it to all your friends, and post to TikTok within seconds, again!
Poop Like a Champion Gummies
Poop Like a Champion Gummies are great gifts for 2 kinds of randos: 1) the elderly, constipated ones who love their sugar candy; and 2) the young ones with healthy GI tracts you just don't like very much.
Each soft drop of poo-whispering goo in the bag of Poop Like a Champion Gummies contains 3 grams of fiber, enough not just to stir up the muncher's stool, but also to up their daily intake when they have trouble hitting the 25-gram recommended daily dose.