Finding the perfect gift for someone is harder than it sounds. Personally, I like to try and save myself some stress by brainstorming a few
clever gifts people actually want — before I ever even take out my credit card. For grandma, that might be a chrome panini press. For my brother, it's probably a kit that lets you brew your own hot sauce. But despite my efforts, sometimes it's just a game-time decision that I don't make until I find the perfect item. That's why I do most, if not all, of my shopping on Amazon.
The variety of
unique gifts on Amazon usually means that you'll be able to find something for everybody in your life — but an Amazon Prime membership also means you get free, two-day shipping on most items. And if I'm being honest? Amazon's ultra-fast shipping has saved my procrastinating hide more than once. For all the last-minute shoppers out there, once you make the switch, it's hard to go back to waiting a week for every package, especially when that holiday or birthday is coming up quick.
So whether you're shopping for your grandparents, siblings, parents, nieces and nephews, or significant other, there are tons of
brilliant gifts on Amazon to choose from.
A Portable Charger With Two High-Speed USB Ports
Made with two high-speed USB ports that charge your devices four times faster than regular power bricks,
this power bank is ideal for traveling, camping, and places with limited outlets. Thanks to the 10,000mAh battery, it's able to charge an iPhone 8 up to three times, plus there's a built-in LED light you can use as a flashlight.
These Bath Salts That Leave Your Skin Feeling Soft And Hydrated
Formulated with 100% natural shea butter,
this bag of bath salts is an easy way to help moisturize and mineralize your skin while soaking in the tub. It's completely paraben-free, plus the added coconut and lime extracts give it a light, refreshing scent.
A Socket That's Universally Designed To Work On Almost Any Fastener
Know someone who spends more time searching for tools than actually fixing things?
This universal socket works on virtually any nut, bolt, or fastener, and it can be used to remove hardware that's been stripped. It has 54 steel rods that adjust to fit whatever you're working with, so it's a great gift for any avid DIY-er.
The Amazon Echo Auto That's 60% Off Right Now
Add Alexa to your car with the Echo Auto, which syncs to your phone and plays directly through your car’s speakers. Use it to check traffic and weather, stream music, listen to books on Audible, and more — all hands free.
This Adapter That Lets You Use Bluetooth On Non-Bluetooth Devices
With a range of up to 164 feet,
this Bluetooth adapter lets you roam all around your home without disconnecting. It's great for adding wireless capabilities to your home stereo equipment and radios, so you can stream music and podcasts from your smartphone. It even works with voice commands.
A Silicone Baking Mat With Built-In Measurements
Made from 100% food-grade silicone,
this pastry mat is great for any avid baker. It's naturally nonstick so that you don't have to worry about your baked goods becoming glued to it, and it's flexible as well as marked so that you can use it to roll out your dough — and measure it at the same time.
This Set Of Mixing Bowls That's Cheery & Useful
You get one small, one medium, and one large bowl, which have dozens of uses as is, but
these Nordic Ware bowls are also bright and fun to look at. The heavy-duty bowls are great for mixing or serving, and the BPA- and melamine-free plastic is safe to wash in the top rack of the dishwasher. When they aren't in use, they stack inside of each other for easy storage.
An Exercise Ball That's Anti-Burst And Extra-Thick
If you're looking for a gift for the athlete, consider
this best-selling exercise ball. It's extra thick so that it's able to handle up to 2,200 pounds, and the anti-slip exterior ensures that you don't slide off while you work your abs, thighs, or quads. (Reviewers also love it for improving their posture while they sit at a desk.)
The Fire TV Stick Lite With A Voice Remote That's 40% Off Right Now
For less than $20 while it's on sale, get the new 2020 Lite version of the fan-favorite Fire TV Stick. If you don't need to control your television with the Fire Stick, this affordable little unit has you covered for effortless streaming you can control with your voice. It doesn't just work for Netflix and Prime video, either. Use it to play music, watch live TV, and more. It has a 4.8-star overall rating after more than 18,000 reviews, so you know it's a tried and true option.
The Potato Ricer And Masher That Makes Super-Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Instead of stabbing at your spuds with a fork, try using
this brilliant tool the next time you're making mashed potatoes. It's made from heavy-duty plastic with two stainless steel plates that let you switch between medium and coarse ricing options, plus it makes easy work of light, fluffy side dishes.
A Cast Iron Skilled That's Ready To Use Right Out Of The Box
Whereas some skillets require you to season them,
this cast iron skillet arrives pre-seasoned and ready to go right out of the box (minus a quick hand washing, of course). It's safe to use in the oven when making pies, pasta dishes, protein, and more — plus it's completely nonstick and makes "everything taste better," according to reviewers.
The Ceramic Dish That Grates Ginger, Chocolate, & Cheese
Yes, it might look like just a place to rest dirty spoons, but
this ceramic dish has rows of sharp teeth that easily grate foods like ginger or hard cheese. The bowl collects any flavorful gratings and juices for easy use.
Or A Spoon Rest That Attaches Directly To Your Pots And Pans
Made from rust-resistant stainless steel,
this spoon rest sets itself apart from the competition by conveniently attaching to the sides of your pots and pans. You can also use it as a stand-alone that stores utensils, and it's an easy way to minimize countertop messes.
A Cheese Slicer Made With Stylish Beechwood
Help the chef or entertainer step up their game with
this cheese slicer, which makes clean, easy cuts in any variety, hard or soft. It's made from stylish beechwood that looks great in any kitchen, plus the cutting wire is made from rust-resistant stainless steel; it's even replaceable if it starts to get dull.
This Silverware Organizer Made From Eco-Friendly Bamboo
For the person with the chaotic utensils, tools, or junk drawer, give the gift of organization.
This organizer is made from durable, eco-friendly bamboo, and it also expands so that it can fit drawers of all shapes and sizes.
This Amazon Echo Flex Plug-In That's 60% Off Right Now
Expand your Alexa throughout your home with the Echo Flex, which has 36,000 reviews and a 4.4-star rating. It plugs into any open outlet so you can control your smart electronics, manage your day, and ask for instant information — plus it has a built-in USB port for your phone charger or an add-on night light.
Or A Desktop Bookshelf That You Can Customize To Fit Your Needs
The shelves are adjustable, so
this desk organizer can expand depending on how much space you're working with. It's made from eco-friendly bamboo that's surprisingly durable, and it's versatile enough that you can use it in your kitchen, bathroom, or office, or practically any other room.
A Tray That Lets Them Sip Wine And Watch Movies In The Tub
Use it as a place to hold your wine glass, or use
this bathtub tray to prop up your tablet so that you can watch movies while you relax. It's able to expand extra-wide in order to fit almost any tub, plus each order also comes with a bonus soap holder.
The Fitness Tracker With 14 Different Modes To Monitor Activity
Whether you're biking, playing basketball, or simply walking,
this fitness tracker can monitor your activity so that you can see how many calories you've burned, how long you exercised, or how many steps you've taken. It also sends out an alert when you receive a call or text — and the battery lasts for up to a full week when completely charged.
A Pair Of Pajama Pants That Are Extra Soft And Breathable
They're made from cotton Jersey, so reviewers can't stop raving about the breathability and softness of these
pajama pants from Fruit of the Loom. They also have a drawstring closure and an elastic waistband so that you can adjust the fit. Get them in a variety of sizes and colors.
This Herb-Growing Kit That'll Blossom On Your Windowsill
Instead of relying on the grocery store for your fresh herbs, plant them at home with
this kit. It comes with everything you need to plant dill, thyme, chives, and more — including reusable pots, plant seeds, bamboo markers, and soil discs.
A Device That Lets You Use Your Smartphone To Open Your Garage
Open your garage door from anywhere using just your smart phone.
This device will also send you notifications when the door opens or closes while you're away. It's designed to work with all major garage door brands, and you can even set up guest access for up to three people.
This Amazon Echo Show 5 That's 50% Off Right Now
The Amazon Echo Show is like having a personal assistant, and today it can be yours for less than $50. Its smart display can play your favorite TV show, function as a digital photo frame, play audiobooks, pull up recipes, or even become a spot for hands-free video calls with loved ones. With a 4.6 rating after a whopping 194,000 reviews, it's a solid gift for just about anyone on your list.
An Eyelash Curler That Won't Pinch Your Lids
For the beauty enthusiast,
this eyelash curler is made with an open-cage design that's completely pinch-free. Each order comes with lash-pad replacements for life, and reviewers call it "one of the best curlers [they've] ever used."
These Bath Bombs That Have A Surprise Toy Inside Each One
Great for kids and adults alike, each one of
these bath bombs comes with a surprise toy inside that's revealed only after the natural ingredients fizz away. Each order comes with six different scents: lavender, chocolate, bubble gum, cotton candy, candy crush, and monkey farts (which — don't be fooled — is a "big hit," according to reviewers).
The Blink Mini Indoor Smart Security Camera That's 29% Off Right Now
Get notifications on your phone when motion is detected with this super easy-to-install Blink smart security camera. It also lets you have a conversation over the camera thanks to the two-way audio feature. For less than $25 while it's on sale, it's an easy way to add peace of mind to your home, even if it's just to check on your pet. With more than 40,000 ratings and 4.5 stars overall, it's a popular pick.
You can also purchase the
Blink Mini camera with an Echo Show 5 for $49.99 (originally $124.98), a savings of 60% for the bundle, too.
A Pair Of Chopsticks That Help You Channel The Force
Made with LED bulbs that have a lifetime of up to 10,000 hours,
these lightsaber chopsticks make it easy to channel the force during any meal. They're completely BPA-free, plus they come with batteries already inside so they're ready to use right out of the box.
The Reading Tablet That Mimics The Appearance Of Real Paper
You could gift someone a single book, or you could give them
a Kindle with thousands of options available right at their fingertips. This one is especially well-suited for the traditional reader because the screen looks like genuine paper and the backlight is adjustable — but you can also use the built-in dictionary function to look up words you don't know.
A Cocktail Shaker Set Made From Rust-Resistant Stainless Steel
Available in gold, silver, rose gold, or black,
this cocktail shaker set comes with everything you need to make delicious beverages, including a shaker, muddler, mixing spoon, jigger, two pourers, and a velvet carrying bag. Reviewers say it's an easy and affordable way to upgrade any home bar.
This Sleek, Modern Countertop Wine Rack
Able to hold up to 12 bottles of wine at once,
this countertop wine rack is great for cramped kitchens that can't accommodate bigger, stand-alone racks. The chic design looks great paired with practically any style of decor, plus the curved bamboo shelves prevent your bottles from rolling out.
A Spoon Rest That Doubles As A Lid Holder
This spoon and lid rest is a practical, unique gift for someone who loves to cook. It's made from rust-resistant stainless steel and it's designed to fit lids of all shapes and sizes.
Some Whiskey Stones That Won't Dilute Your Beverages
Regular ice cubes melt, whereas
these whiskey stones keep your drink chilled without any dilution whatsoever. Just store the soapstone cubes in your freezer so they can chill your drink without impacting the flavor. Each order even comes with a velvet carrying pouch.
The 4th Generation Amazon Echo Dot That's 40% Off Right Now
The all-new Echo Dot is back with a new design, and is seriously discounted while sales last. With all the same features that made the Echo Dot a best-seller, this smart speaker has Alexa built-in, can be used as a hub for your smart home devices, can play music, tell you the weather, and so much more. Get it for less than $30 if you act fast.
A Tiered Jewelry Stand That Looks Great On Any Vanity
With its tiered design, it's easy to hang extra-long necklaces and bracelets on
this jewelry organizer. The base can also be used to store earrings and rings, plus the rose gold tiers look great placed on top of any vanity.
This Variety Pack Of Succulents That Hardly Need Any Water
Since they only need water once a week,
these succulents make a great gift for anyone with a black thumb. They're also available in packs of four and 12, plus they don't require a lot of sunlight, so they're ideal for low-light apartments.
These Socks That Look Like Delicious Sushi Rolls
Made from lightweight, breathable cotton,
these fun socks make a great gift for any sushi lover. They're available in both men's and women's sizes, and many Amazon reviewers loved how they arrived in a traditional, over-sized sushi box.
This Set Of Knives That Comes With Its Own Wooden Block
Not only do you get 14 well-made knives, but
this knife set also comes with a stylish wooden block for you to store them in. The blades are made from sleek stainless steel that's resistant to rust, and the handles are available in various different colors.
The Media Player You Can Control Using Your Voice (& It's 20% Off Right now)
Not only can you control it using your voice, but
the Amazon Fire TV stick also gives you access to Netflix, Disney+, HBO, Hulu, and the rest of your favorite streaming platforms. There are also hundreds of fun games and apps you can download, and it even offers optimized HD streaming.
A Tea Pot That Looks Super Chic In Any Kitchen
While the half moon design looks chic on any countertop,
this tea pot also has a built-in infuser made from rust-resistant stainless steel. Each order comes with three flowering green teas — and the borosilicate glass won't retain any flavors.
These Hilarious Wine Stoppers Designed To Fit All Bottles
Gift these hilarious
wine condoms to any drinker with a sense of humor. They come in traditional, individually wrapped condom packaging and stretch to fit over bottles of all shapes and sizes. They then create an air-tight and water-tight seal in order to keep your wine fresh and spill-resistant.
A Family-Friendly Game That Only Takes About 20 Minutes To Play
If you're in the mood for a quick family-friendly game, try
Bears vs. Babies. Players work to build babies using a variety of fun accessories (including knives, burritos, and more), and the winner is whoever managed to build the strongest baby.
The Power Adapter That's Designed To Work In Over 150 Countries
No matter where they're headed on their next trip,
this power adapter has got any avid traveler covered. It's designed to work in over 150 countries, plus there are four USB ports so that you can easily charge multiple devices at once.
A Pair Of Headphones You Can Wear Comfortably While You Sleep
Most headphones are uncomfortable to sleep in, but
these headphones double as an eye mask to block out light and they're made with super-soft fabric that's washable so long as you remove the electronic pieces first. They're also Bluetooth-compatible and have a built-in microphone so you can talk on your phone hands-free.
The (Very) Adult Coloring Book That Comes With 30 Markers
Here's one for the person who could use some de-stressing:
this adult coloring book that incorporates profanities into the intricate, beautiful illustrations. Each order comes with 30 non-toxic markers, plus many Amazon reviewers noted how the pages were lighthearted and funny.
The Adult Party Game That You Can Play No Matter How Many People Are Around
It doesn't matter whether you have three or 13 people —
this party game can be played with practically any number of persons. Players read the cards out loud, then vote on who's the most likely to do whatever the card says. Some fun examples include "spend all day interpreting a text," as well as "gets popcorn bucket from trash to get free refills."
A Wireless Charger That's Compatible With Androids And iPhones
Compatible with the iPhone 8 Plus and the Galaxy Note 8 (and newer),
this wireless charger requires zero lightning or micro USB cables to power your devices. The built-in temperature control prevents it from overheating, and it'll even work with your case on (as long as it's not made from metal).
This Pet Drinking Fountain Made With A Carbon Water Filter
How about a gift for someone who loves to spoil their pets? Designed to accommodate dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes,
this drinking fountain is made with a replaceable carbon water filter that ensures your pets are drinking the freshest, cleanest water possible. It runs quietly, and it's completely BPA-free, too.
The Impressive Amazon Fire 7 Tablet That's 20% Off Right Now
First of all, Amazon's Fire 7 has over 123,000 reviews and counting — and there's a good reason for that. This tablet essentially puts a world of entertainment right at your fingertips because it's compatible with various apps for movies, music, reading, social media, and more. It holds 16 gigabytes of storage — but if you want more than that, you can buy the
Fire HD 8 tablet (which is currently $64.99 instead of $89.99).
A Portable Lounger That Inflates Using Wind
All you have to do is wave it through the air, and
this lounger will quickly inflate so that you have a comfortable place to sit anywhere. It collapses down to a fraction of its size so that it's easy to take with you while camping, hiking, or going to the beach, and it's designed to stay inflated for at least five hours without losing air.
This Bamboo Lap Desk With A Built-In Fan
Made from eco-friendly bamboo,
this laptop desk is designed with a built-in fan that prevents your laptop from overheating. There's also a storage drawer in the front where you can store pens, notes, and other accessories, plus the top has five different adjustable angles depending on what's the most comfortable for you.
This Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife Set That Comes In A Sleek Acrylic Stand
Does your kitchen knife collection need a revamp? If so, check out
this sleek set that comes with everything you need to cook in style. It comes with 13 sleek stainless steel knives that sit in a clear acrylic base, along with scissors, a peeler, and a knife sharpener.
The Kit That Lets You Brew Your Own Hot Sauce
With enough ingredients to make seven whole bottles,
this hot sauce kit includes illustrated recipe cards so that it's almost impossible to mess it up. One Amazon reviewer even raved, "It comes neatly packed and honestly makes way more hot sauce than it says."
A Heated Shiatsu Massager That You Can Use All Over Your Body
Thanks to its 3-D Shiatsu nodes and leverage handles,
this heated massager works on your neck, back, legs, thighs, and even feet. There are two massage directions as well as three speeds to choose from, and it even comes with an adapter so that you can use it in your car.
This External Battery And Flashlight That Recharges Using Sunlight
Perfect for hiking, camping, or even a day at the beach,
this waterproof external battery can fully charge your Android or iPhone at least 10 times, as well as an iPad or Kindle up to four times. There are dual USB ports and even a built-in LED flashlight with three lighting modes: normal, SOS, and strobe.
A Water Bottle That Glows So You Remember To Stay Hydrated
For the person who has trouble remembering to drink water, gift them
this smart water bottle that glows every hour as a gentle reminder. The double-wall vacuum-insulated design helps keep your beverages cold for up to 24 hours — and it's made from rust-resistant stainless steel that's 100% BPA-free.
The Kit That Lets You Brew Your Own Kombucha Right At Home
A kombucha obsession isn't cheap, which is why
this kombucha stater kit makes a great gift for the health enthusiast. Each kit comes with enough ingredients to make up to 5 gallons of organic, probiotic-packed tea, and many Amazon reviewers wrote that the thorough instructions made it "super easy" to get started.
A Collapsible Table With A Built-In Cooler That's Perfect For Tailgating
Lugging around all that heavy tailgating equipment is exhausting, but
this collapsible table simplifies the process. It's made with a built-in cooler that keeps your beverages chilled while you're outside — and it has cup holders, a place for chips, and a carrying bag.
This Ring Video Doorbell 3 That's 30% Off Right Now
See who's at the door, get notified when someone buzzes, and even chat with them via your phone or computer with the Ring video doorbell. This model comes with customizable motion settings and privacy controls, and it's backed by a 4.6-star overall rating after more than 18,000 customers have weighed in. Get it for 30% off for a limited time.
The Backpack That Comes With Everything You Need For An Outdoor Picnic
It's a gorgeous backpack in its own right, but
this backpack also comes with everything you need to set up a picnic for up to four people. With each order, you get a set of stainless steel silverware, dinner plates, napkins, and wine glasses. The food storage compartment is even insulated so that your food stays fresh on the go.
A Portable Stainless Steel Fire Pit That Campers Will Love
If you're an avid camper (or simply someone who loves the outdoors), then you'll probably love
this portable fire pit. It's made of stainless steel and can be folded up in between uses — whether you're grilling on the go or just warming up. It even comes with a carrying case.
A Himalayan Salt Block That Adds Flavor To Anything You're Cooking
Made from real Himalayan salt,
this cooking block adds a hint of flavor to any meat or vegetables you cook on top of it. You can also use it as a chic serving tray using the included porcelain-coated stainless steel holder, and the salt plate can be used on your grill, gas range, or in the refrigerator.
This Heated Shiatsu Back & Neck Massage Pillow
Yes, you can get a shiatsu massage in the comfort of your own home; all you need is
this pillow. When plugged into a power source, the heated notes will rotate and give you a soothing massage while you relax. You can use it on your back, shoulders, and more — it's totally up to you.
The Panini Press That Can Cook Quesadillas, Fruit Turnovers, And More
Not only can it grill you a delicious panini, but
this panini press can also be used to make quesadillas, fruit turnovers, and even seared steaks and burgers. The floating lid ensures that your sandwiches are evenly pressed and thoroughly cooked, plus it heats up in just six minutes or less.
A French Press That's Insulated So That Your Coffee Stays Hot
French presses made from glass will let your beverages grow cold, but
this stainless steel French press is double-wall insulated so that your drink stays hot for up to an hour. It's double-filtered so that your brew stays free from any sediment or grit, and each order comes with a mini coffee canister to keep your beans fresh.
This Camera Lens Kit That's Compatible With All Types Of Smartphones
It doesn't matter whether they have an Android or an iPhone —
this smartphone camera lens kit is designed to easily clip onto any type of smartphone. Each order comes with a wide angle and macro lens, both of which are made from aircraft-grade aluminum. They'll also get a clip-on LED light that they can use to help illuminate dark photos.
A Body Pillow That Helps Support Their Spine, Back, And Hips
I actually own
this giant body pillow, so I can personally confirm that it's a great way to ensure the recipient's head, neck, legs, hips, and back are comfortably supported while they sleep. The cover is made from 100% lightweight cotton, and it's breathable so they stay cool during the night.
A Portable Light Therapy Lamp To Soothe Winter Blues
Unlike other options,
this light therapy lamp is compact enough that you can easily keep it on your desk or kitchen table to fight the cold-weather blues. Apparently, the 10,000-LUX illumination hacks your body's natural rhythms to boost energy and happy hormones, and there are even three brightness levels to choose from.
A Cutting Board Made From Super Thick Acacia Wood
If you've been searching for a thick, wooden cutting board that can withstand the test of time, look no further than
this acacia wood cutting board. It's made with deep grooves on the sides to catch excess liquid while you prepare food, and there are handles so you can even use it as a chic serving tray.
A Brilliant, Five-Piece Gift Set For The Wine Lover
Not only do you get an electric wine bottle opener made from rust-resistant stainless steel, but
this wine gift set also comes with an aerator, two bottle stoppers, a foiler cutter, and even a vacuum preserver. The charging base organizes everything together into one convenient location, and Amazon reviewers can't stop raving about the quality.
A Weighted Blanket That's Exceptionally Breathable
Whereas most weighted blankets leave you feeling hot and suffocated,
this one is designed for ventilation. The sectioned box stitching ensures that the filling remains evenly distributed throughout, and buyers say it's an easy way to help anyone who suffers from insomnia, stress, or anxiety.
This Heated Seat Cushion That Fits Car And Office Chairs
Maybe their office is particularly chilly or their car doesn't have heated seats. Either way,
this heated seat cushion keeps them warm and comfy. It only takes about five minutes to heat up, and it's made with adjustable straps as well as a non-slip backing so it won't shift out from under them.
An Organizer That Keeps Your Trunk Neat And Tidy
Instead of putting up with a messy trunk,
this organizer has a variety of pockets to store bungee cords, jumper cables, groceries, toys, or practically anything else they have floating around their trunk. The bottom is non-slip as well as waterproof so that items stay clean and dry.
This Air Fryer For Delicious, Crispy Food With Minimal Oil
Deep-frying food often ends in splatters and burns, but reviewers say
this air fryer is easy to use, convenient, and mess-free. It uses a fraction of the oil to deliver a deliciously crispy texture for fries, chicken, or mozzarella sticks, and the basket is non-stick as well as dishwasher-safe.