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Ultimate Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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Hurry Up and Shop!

Whether you're the type who puts off holiday shopping every year, or you've just remembered you need a gift for a coworker, a somewhat-distant relative, or a friend who recently got back in touch, you need a last-minute gift. Fret not — we've got you covered. All the gifts in this list can be ordered via one- or two-day shipping, and the selection includes products from all different price points and for all the people on your list. Now, don't dawdle and get shopping, because you don't have much time! Need more ideas? Check out our Hottest Holiday Gifts from Amazon, many of which are available for fast shipping.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

Threshold Chenille Throw Blanket
Target

Threshold Chenille Throw Blanket

$20 from Target
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Liven up anyone's living space with this mid-weight woven throw. It's machine-washable and available in neutral or bright colors to accent any decor.

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Sunprint Kit
Amazon
Lego Classic Creative Bricks
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Lego Classic Creative Bricks

$13 from Amazon 
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While it comes with a few ideas for small projects, this classic, colorful set of Legos promotes open play. The brick-shaped storage container is an adorable bonus.

Soundbot Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon

SoundBot Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

$15 from Amazon
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A great gift for friends that like to take the party — or a podcast — anywhere, this waterproof speaker has universal compatibility, a built-in mic, and high-definition bluetooth wireless connectivity.

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JLab JBuds Pro
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JLab JBuds Pro

$16 from Amazon 
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Don't have a big budget for headphones? That doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to a wired pair. Bluetooth-enabled JBuds get surprisingly great reviews for the price. Get up to six hours of playback on a single charge. They're also sweat- and water-resistant.

Pictionary Air
Target
Bearz Outdoor Blanket
Amazon

Bearz Outdoor Blanket

$21 from Amazon
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Outdoorsy types will love this lightweight, compact blanket, perfect for everything from an impromptu picnic or beach day to an improvised rain shelter. Waterproof and puncture-proof, it has corner loops that can be staked.

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HoMedics Bubble Mate Foot Spa
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HoMedics Bubble Mate Foot Spa

$22 from Amazon
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Here's the ultimate indulgence for someone who's on their feet a lot. They can even adjust the temperature with their toes, and a splash guard helps keep floors dry. A removable pumice stone is included for additional pampering.


Remington Ceramic Flat Iron
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Remington Anti-Static Ceramic Flat Iron

$18 from Walmart
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You can't beat the price of this best-seller. This professional-grade flat iron features 30-second instant heating and anti-static ceramic blades. Plus its sleek and thin design makes it easy to store.

Buffway Slim Leather Wallet
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Buffway Slim Leather Wallet

$13 from Amazon
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This slender unisex wallet is ideal for any minimalist who wants to get around without worrying about keeping track of a bulky bag. Made of real leather, it comes in more than two dozen colors and is RFID blocking to prevent data skimming and ID theft.

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Made By Design Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser
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Made By Design Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser

$18 from Target
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This well-reviewed diffuser pumps out up to 12 hours of a favorite fragranced mist, and the minimalist design will blend into any room. It also includes a soft, relaxing light.

Kanoodle
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Kanoodle

$13 from Amazon
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Kanoodle is a cheap, solo game pack with hundreds of possible puzzle variations ranging from easy to difficult, accessible to everyone older than 3. Stack colored connected beads to construct unique designs and help children improve spatial reasoning. Plus, it'll give them something to do that doesn't involve staring at a screen.

Baby Cakes Mini Donut Maker
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Babycakes Mini Doughnut Maker

$20 from Amazon
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With one of these colorful kitchen tools, they can feast on some DIY doughnut delights in under five minutes per batch. A nonstick coating makes cleanup a piece of cake.

mDesign Bedside Organizer
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Moisture Meter
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Kensizer Moisture Meter

$14 from Amazon
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If you've got a really dedicated plant lover in your life, it's a good bet they already have one of these. It's also a good bet they've got plants all over the house, meaning they could always use a spare. This handy gadget can be used to test soil moisture, pH value, and sunlight level — and it's been one of our best-selling gift guide products this year. 

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Project 62 Succulent Hanger
Target
Wilson NFL Super Grip Football
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Wilson NFL Super Grip Football

$18 from Amazon
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Maker of the official NFL game ball, Wilson manufactures its footballs at a factory in Ada, Ohio — the oldest leather game ball factory in the world. This is the easier-to-manage junior size, but there's also an NFL Super Grip at official regulation size.

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Fisher-Price Linkimals Lights and Colors Llama
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Fisher-Price Linkimals Lights and Colors Llama

$15 from Amazon
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This classic stacker adds a high-tech twist with lights, songs and the ability to connect and interact with other toys in the Linkimals line. The weighted base allows it to wobble playfully without falling.

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RAK Magnetic Wristband
Amazon
Balancefrom Goyoga Yoga Mat
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BalanceFrom GoYoga Yoga Mat

$22 and up from Amazon
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You don't need to be a yogi to get some use out of a yoga mat. This inexpensive, thickly padded mat will help protect joints and provide a reliably non-slip surface for all sorts of moves.

Spirograph Design Tin Set
Amazon
Friends Forever Interactive Cat Laser Toy
Amazon
Table Topics Conversation Starters
Amazon

Table Topics Conversation Starters

$25 from Amazon
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Getting to know your co-workers can be awkward. Get the ball rolling with the Table Topics cube, the ultimate conversation starter. The office holiday party could get significantly more interesting with a little wine and some engaging questions. There are also sets aimed at couples, families, kids and more.

CozyPhones Sleep Headphones
Amazon
Cuisinart Drip Coffee Maker
Amazon
Drillbrush Power Scrubber Kit
Amazon
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game
Amazon

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

$13 from Amazon
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This bestselling game for preschoolers helps reinforce strategic thinking and fine-motor skills as little hands use adorable squirrel tweezers to guide acorns to their logs.

Nesting Bowls
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Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Nesting Bowls

$32 from Amazon
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This set of Joseph Joseph nesting bowls and measuring cups will help brighten his or her day and keep the cabinet of baking essentials organized, too. It includes a large mixing bowl, colander, sieve, small mixing bowl, four measuring cups, and even a handy tablespoon. All pieces except the sieve can be thrown in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. 

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Cute Animals for Hard Times
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A Mini Shower Speaker
Amazon

A Mini Shower Speaker

$33 and up on Amazon
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Save someone from ruining his or her phone in the shower with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker such as this one. It attaches to a shower wall with a suction cup and has a hook for hanging on the shower curtain rod.

Kitchen Dynamix Culinary Torch Rose Gold
Amazon
Zesica Two-Piece Loungewear
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'Wild At Home' Book
Amazon

'Wild at Home'

$13 from Amazon
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This book was released just last year, so it's a good bet the plant parent in your life won't have it on his or her shelves just yet. If the gift recipient in question loves plants, this book will make a wonderful gift that's sure to inspire a green thumb. 

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Klipsch Heritage The One II
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Klipsch Heritage The One II Wireless Tabletop Speaker

$180 from Amazon
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This one's for that person who always had the coolest stereo and best music collection. It may look retro, but the Klipsch's Bluetooth means it can stream from a smartphone, computer, or other wireless device. There’s also a 3.5 mm analog input for other audio sources.

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Muse 2 Brain-Sensing Headband

$200 from Amazon
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Just about everyone could benefit from some meditation right now. Start them on their journey with this smart headband, which connects to their phone and provides real-time feedback on focus. Soundscapes react to brain activity, heart rate, and other indicators to help guide users.

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Mozacona Sugar Bowl

$15 and up from Amazon
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If they like their coffee on the sweet side — but have been too lazy to keep the sugar in anything but that big bag it came in — maybe it's time to invest in a proper place for the coffee sugar. This ceramic bowl comes with a dainty spoon and plenty of cat-itude. 

Nessie Tale Bookmark
Amazon
Baratza Virtuoso+ Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
Amazon

Baratza Virtuoso+ Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

$249 from Amazon
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Serious coffee making starts with the proper grind — from fine espresso to coarse cold brew — and only a burr coffee grinder will deliver that range. The Baratza Virtuoso Plus is definitely on the pricey side, but it's about as close to pro-grade as you can get without breaking the bank. A cheaper option, the Oxo Conical Burr Coffee Grinder ($100), is almost as good according to reviewers, but it's frequently sold out.

Dinosaur Planter
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Dinosaur Planter

$14 from Amazon
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This dinosaur-themed pot, which come in two colors, is minimalist, chic, and fun. Give it to that friend who is all three of those things.

Cabin Coffee Table Book
Amazon

Cabin Coffee Table Book

$29 from Amazon
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This 336-page book — a companion to the popular Tumblr photography site — is the perfect eye-candy to whisk them away to a quiet and calm place, if only in their mind.

Desktop Boxing
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Desktop Boxing

$9 from Amazon
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Let that perpetually stressed coworker take some of his or her aggression out on this mini-punching bag. The set includes a suction cup-equipped bag, two finger gloves, and a mini book with basic finger boxing moves and boxing trivia. 

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Holmes Heritage 4" Mini USB Desk Fan
Amazon
Cave Tools Meat Claws
Amazon

Meat Claws

$13 from Amazon
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Unleash the barbecue beast within and give the gift of meat claws. Strong enough to shred slow-cooked, grilled, or smoked meat, the claws can also be used to pick up food and carve large pieces of meat without slippage. More than 4,000 reviewers award the claws an exceptional 4.6 stars.

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Lighted Beanie Cap
Amazon
Polaroid Lab Digital to Analog Photo Printer
Amazon

Polaroid Lab Digital to Analog Photo Printer

$110 from Amazon
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Do you and your friends take tons of photos together? This gadget will let 'em print their favorite digital shots onto color or black-and-white instant film. It's even small enough to throw in a backpack for those girls' trips and nights out on the town.

'Untamed'
Amazon

'Untamed'

$16 from Amazon
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If your BFF or someone else in your life could use a heaping dose of positive energy, grab a a copy of "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle, who's been called "the patron saint of female empowerment." Nearly 9,000 Amazon readers have given it 4.7 out of 5 stars, and one reviewer wrote: "By page 16, I’d already sobbed, laughed, sobbed, reconsidered who I am, how I live my life, and what I’m doing next, and cried again."

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Long Distance Mug Set
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Picnic Backpack
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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
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Galison
Galison

MoMA Frank Stella Jigsaw Puzzle

$20 from Amazon
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Let the puzzle lover in your life go abstract with this 750-piece puzzle highlighting the work of American painter, printmaker, and sculptor Frank Stella.

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Our Moments Couples Card Game
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Our Moments Couples Card Game

$19 from Amazon
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This game includes 100 questions that are meant to deepen a relationship. Sample queries include: "What's something you've tried that you'll never, ever try again?" and "What's your idea of a perfect vacation and how can we make it happen?"

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Beckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillows
Amazon

Beckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillows

$40 and up from Amazon
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Every relationship takes work, but that work is a lot easier to accomplish with a great night's rest. These hypoallergenic pillows are super popular with Amazon buyers — more than 27,000 reviewers have given them 4.4 stars.

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Bodum Columbia Thermal French Press
Amazon

Bodum Columbia Thermal French Press

$80 from Amazon
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When it comes to French presses, there's Bodum and there's everyone else. Even their cheapest models can produce a good cup of coffee, but in terms of durability — and eye-catching design — the polished-steel Columbia is our favorite model.

Propagation Station
Amazon
The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook
Amazon
Snowfox Stainless Steel Cocktail Glasses
Amazon

Snowfox Stainless Steel Cocktail Glasses

$33 from Amazon
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Just because we're doing more of our cocktail hours at home doesn't mean we can't do them in style. Buy these for your favorite Covid-bubble peeps, then invite yourself over to help them get used. Available in tumbler and martini styles. 

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Portable Laptop Stand & Lap Desk
Amazon
Designing and Curating a Home Library
Amazon

'For the Love of Books: Designing and Curating a Home Library'

$31 from Amazon
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Every magnificent library begins with one book. Help someone you love start building their own collection with a copy of this book, written by a book designer and a bookseller.

Bathtub Caddy Tray
Amazon

Bathtub Caddy Tray

$43 and up from Amazon
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Know someone who likes to soak in the tub? Get 'em this bamboo bathtub tray. It expands from 29.4 inches to 44.2 inches and has room for a book or e-reader, plus space for a drink, soaps and lotions, and whatever else they require at bathtime. Available in three colors.

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Nut-Shaped Portable Mini Speaker
Amazon

Nut-Shaped Portable Mini Speaker

$16 from Amazon
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People cannot resist cute and miniature things, and we're guessing the names that still need a gift on your list won't be any different.

"Humans of New York: Stories"
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Digital Retirement Countdown Timer
Amazon
Steam Gift Card
Steam
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
Amazon

'1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List'

$24 from Amazon
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They'll discover the great books of the world — as well as the authors and histories behind them — with this richly illustrated text that celebrates the world of literature. From autobiographies to fiction, poetry, and beyond, there's a world of books out there to discover.

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LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set
Amazon
Helping Hands Bookends
Amazon

Helping Hands Bookends

$26 from Amazon
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If they don't own enough books to fill an entire shelf — or just want to display a few select tomes — a set of cleverly designed bookends like these will keep books in order.

Comiso Waterproof Speaker
Amazon

Comiso Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

$40 from Amazon
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This rugged portable speaker can be taken into the shower or anywhere outdoors, and provides up to hours of music without needing a charge. It comes in three colors and has a range of 66 feet.

AOLO Personalized Custom Name Necklace
Amazon
Volador 42-Inch Freeride Longboard Complete Cruiser
Amazon
Hawaiian Shaved Ice Snow Cone Machine
Amazon

Hawaiian Shaved Ice Snow Cone Machine

$45 from Amazon
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Never have to buy a snow cone again with the sleekly designed, small-footprint, easy-to-clean (even for a teen) set. Bonus: When your teen starts all the eye-rolling, confiscate it for your own shaved-ice version of a frozen margarita.

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'What If?' Book

$16 from Amazon
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They're never too old for the hypothetical questions in this clever and amusing book from the webcomic creators of "xkcd." The queries include those ranging "from merely odd to downright diabolical." 

Xenvo Smartphone Pro Lens Kit
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Xenvo Smartphone Pro Lens Kit

$45 from Amazon
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This clip-on kit comes with a wide-angle lens for impressive landscapes, a macro lens perfect for close-ups, and an LED to throw some light on the subject of their next social media post.

Holy Stone GPS Drone
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Holy Stone GPS Drone

$140 from Amazon
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Wannabe pilots (drone or aircraft) can get a taste of flight with a beginner quadcopter drone like this one. It comes equipped with a high-def camera to shoot video and stills, has a flight range of nearly 1,000 feet and can fly for up to 26 minutes on a full charge, plus it can be programmed to return home automatically using GPS. A carrying bag is included.

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Ototo Spaghetti Monster Colander
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Ototo Spaghetti Monster Colander

$19 from Amazon
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Who can possibly resist stealing this BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, pasta-straining creature that can even double as a helmet?

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Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground

$180 from Amazon
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Indoor play places are likely to be off limits this winter, so it’s time to get creative if you’re buying for kids and their stressed-out parents. This innovative set turns a sturdy doorway into a swing, ladder, rope, trapeze, or rings, and it can hold up to 300 pounds.

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