100 Amazing last-minute gifts no one else has found

Dec 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Struggling to find the seriously cool gifts that will delight your best pals? We've got you covered. You aren't likely to find these at Target — and they may just be the things your friends didn't even realize they wanted. Try not to keep them for yourself.

1. Neverending Story e-book cover

never-ending story ebook reader

This custom-sized Neverending Story e-book case will fit any e-book reader to give any bookworm's favorite mobile library a nostalgic feel. (Amazon, $61)

2. The world's first 3D printing pen

3d printing pen

This is so super-cool, we won't blame you if you buy it for yourself instead. This 3-D printing pen uses special filaments to let you create three-dimensional drawings in a multitude of colors. (Hammacher Schlemmer, $100) 

3. Power Wallet phone charger

power wallet phone charger

This high-capacity portable charging wallet isn't just a lifesaver when a precious Android phone or iPhone (5 and up) is losing its juice — it's actually really stylish with plenty of pockets for all the other needed stuff. (Photojojo, $80)

4. Fujifilm INSTAX 210 instant photo camera

fuji polaroid-style camera

Give the gift of nostalgia with this awesome little camera that prints out Polaroid-reminiscent snapshots instantaneously. When you order it, make sure you order some film, too, which is sold separately. (Amazon, $80)

5. Vintage skeleton key ring

vintage sterling silver skeleton key ring

This vintage Avon sterling silver skeleton key ring may be a bit pricey for people you don't know well, but it's the perfect gift for a special person in your life. (Etsy, price varies)

6. Quirky sheet music art

sheet music art

These hip art pieces feature sheet music with a host of quirky paintings atop them. (Etsy, $12)

7. Book — 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die

101 Places to Get Effed Up Before You Die Book

Even if your friend isn't a party animal, she'll get a kick out of the sometimes irreverent but always honest accounts of the ultimate places to let down your hair worldwide in 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die. (Amazon, $12)

8. Heisenberg cutting board (Breaking Bad)

breaking bad cutting board

With this Breaking Bad cutting board, the cook in your family will always feel like a total badass, even when he or she is just chopping green onions. (Etsy, $36) 

9. 3-Man chess set

3-man chess set

If your friend loves chess or games like Stratego, he or she will love this 3-man chess set. Just remember: You might be tagged to play with him or her. (Amazon, $50) 

10. Book safe

book safe

Etsy has tons of book safes, like this Hardy Boys book safe from retrograndma. This is a great gift for anyone who has a lot of valuables or even smaller-profile electronics that need to be kept hidden from nosy guests or the odd cat burglar who breaks in. (Etsy, prices vary)

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