26 Insanely Clever Gifts On Amazon Trending With Millennials
Even though there's a wealth of think pieces about them, it's actually hard to pinpoint what millennials like. Sure, you’ve read that they're wasting all their cash on avocado toast but besides brunch, what should you buy them? Finding the perfect gift for anyone is hard, and finding a trending gift for millennials is extra hard.
It's not because millennials are super picky or resistant to any kind of presents, it's because millennials have hugely varied interests. But never fear — millennials are super open-minded and appreciate any kind of innovative and creative gifts. And pretty much anybody would enjoy something as useful as a cold brew coffee maker.
But because "just get them something practical" is not super helpful for a gift guide, I've narrowed it down a bit. From luxury sheets to a shower beer holder, there's something for every kind of millennial for any occasion. One friend might really like a stress relieving magnet set while somebody else could be thrilled to get some Himalayan salt shot glasses.
If you need to get a gift that millennials will love, we've definitely got it. You might even find that some of this stuff is clever enough to please any generation.
1A Natural Whitener For Sparkling Teeth
Made entirely of coconut activated charcoal powder, this stuff promises to whiten your teeth without using harsh chemicals. Even after one use, the brand claims you could start to see stains and yellowness start to fade. The unique ingredients make it safer to use than chemical-laden alternatives and people love it. One user even left this glowing review: “I definitely notice how much brighter my teeth are after only four times. I would recommend this product. It works much better than any of the whitening toothpastes I have used in the past.”
2A Clever Half-Book Half-Journal You Personalize
Journals are a good gift choice for millennials, but this book is really unique. The author presents the book as random abandoned pages that you have to finish writing in order to solve the mystery. So, you get a scavenger hunt, mystery, journal writing, and creativity all in one. For under ten bucks, that's a crazy steal.
3A Gel That’s A Miracle For Under Eye Circles
People can’t stop singing the praises of this eye gel. Over 6000 people on Amazon are in love with it’s super hydrating formula. The gel reduces puffiness and circles while the hyaluronic acid and vitamin E plump and strengthen the skin. One enthusiastic reviewer wrote: “Light and silky yet powerful. Started seeing and feeling results right away!”
4A Shave Gel You Can Use Dry
After I get out of the shower, I usually find some huge patch of hair that I managed to miss while I was shaving. Instead of heating up the water again, you can just use this showerless shave gel. You can use this gel completely dry, it doesn’t even require water for rinsing. Instead, it works as a shaving cream and moisturizer, so if you choose to shave, you can do it when and wherever you want. Plus, you won’t have to apply any extra lotion, since this gel supplies all the moisture you need.
5Facial Razors That Give You Perfect Eyebrows
People love these little razors. Whether you want painlessly sculpted eyebrows or a do-it-yourself dermaplaning session, these razors are perfect. The shape makes them incredibly easy to use, while the sharp blade cuts with precision. Plus, it gives you an excuse to say “tinkle,” which I’ll always find funny.
6A Machine That Lets You Make Soft Serve From Any Fruit
It sounds like a complete dream to eat soft serve every day and somehow still be healthy. Well, this dessert maker is your dream solution. It turns almost any fruit into healthy soft serve — which means you now exactly what's in it, and there's no added dairy or sugar. It's easy to clean and you get your healthy soft serve in seconds.
7A Tiny Portable Charger You Can Carry Anywhere
Sure, millennials may be a little attached to their phones, but who isn't? We have a magical block in our hands that connects us to the world and plays games that revolve around crushing candy. And now, to avoid the modern tragedy of a dead battery, get this portable charger. It's about the size of a lipstick and gives you almost a full phone charge from one use. Instead of carrying around a bulky battery case, keep this tiny charger in your bag and you're ready for any emergency.
8A Brush That Cleans And Massages Your Face
When it comes to skincare, millennials don't play. And when you want to add another fantastic tool to anyone's skincare collection, get this face cleanser and massager brush. The silicone brush gently pulses to massage your facial muscles and clean your pores, and the high frequency sonic waves help release dirt and oil and improve circulation. There's no wires and the brush lasts about a month on one charge, too.
9A Pocket Blanket That’s Perfect For A Picnic
Instead of using some old sheet or a towel for your next picnic, try this handy blanket. It’s completely waterproof and comes with loops and steak so it can be easily secured to the ground. You won’t have to wrestle with a beach towel in the wind if you’re trying to sit on the beach, just whip out this blanket out you’ll have a lovely place for three people to sit that won’t blow away. Then, fold it up and put it back in its tiny bag. It fits anywhere, is super light and will make all outdoor events so much easier.
10A Hoodie And Pillow All In One
To get a little extra privacy when you're trying to sleep on a plane, try this hoodie travel pillow. The inflatable pillow is easy to store and provides a some comfort on a long trip. Plus, your travel nap gets a lot cozier with the added hood — raise it up to shade your eyes from extra light or pull the draw strings tight to give yourself a little sleeping cocoon on your next trip.
11A Deodorizer You Can Use Anywhere
Shoes are often the biggest culprits when it comes to unwanted odors, but these capsules can be used anywhere. Throw them in your shoes, your hamper, or a suitcase. They're antimicrobial, so they kill germs to stop bad smells and contain drying agents so your stuff doesn't get wet and moldy. Instead of dealing with weird insoles or tons of foot powder that gets everywhere, this is an elegant solution that keeps everything fresh.
12A Sleep Mask For Intense Hydration
This Korean Beauty favorite is a mask that works its magic while you sleep. The super hydrating sleep mask decreases redness and leaves you with fresh, dewy glow in the morning. If you never have time to do a lengthy facial treatment, this is a great option.
13This Bowl That Gives You Amazing Homemade Popcorn
Avoid any added oil, chemicals, or preservatives in your popcorn with this popper. The collapsible BPA-free bowl fits right in the microwave and delivers delicious popcorn with no oil required. So, your popcorn comes out a little healthier and you can customize it with your favorite seasonings. When you’re done, the bowl is easy to clean and collapses for super easy storage.
14A Detoxifying Soap With The Power Of Charcoal
Sensitive skin can be a huge pain, but things like this charcoal soap bar make it much easier. The soap is completely free of chemicals and it uses natural activated charcoal, lemongrass, and lavender to clean and detoxify the skin. The charcoal will leave you fantastically clean while the shea butter keeps the skin soft. There aren't a lot of soaps you can use on your face and body, but this one is amazing for both — and you'll see why charcoal is such a trendy ingredient right now.
15A Coconut Oil Cream That Nourishes Your Skin
This coconut oil cream is packed with antioxidants and safe to use with a range of skin type. Really, even if you have sensitive skin, this promises to give you intense hydration with no irritation. That rhymes, so you know it’s true. Best of all, unlike other oil based creams, this one won’t leave you with greasy residue.
16A Tray To Make Baths More Productive
Sure, you could have a bubble bath, but wouldn't you rather have a bath with a glass of wine, a book, and perhaps a delicious meal? That's possible with this bathtub tray. It's completely waterproof and the bamboo gives you that elegant spa look in your home. The rack is adjustable, so it should fit any tub. Plus, it has a stand so you can prop up a book or tablet for easy reading.
17The Peas You Can Squeeze To Ease Your Mind
If the millennial in your life likes fidget spinners, but you want to give them something way cuter, give this toy a try. These squeezy key chains make great stress relievers. They feel smooth, squishy, and satisfying. Plus, the cute little pea faces will definitely bring an extra smile to your day.
18A Game That Lets You Make Memes IRL
A game especially for Millennials, this game keeps you up to date with all the latest memes in a hilariously playable way. Players compete to see who can make the funniest meme. The rules are easy, so you can get the game started right away. Now, this isn’t for kids, but every Millennial will love this super engaging game.
19A Hair Tool Good For Any Kind Of Style
Instead of having a drawer full of styling tools, try this three-in-one styler — it's a hot brush, a straightener, and a curling iron. The heating plate is crushed ceramic and tourmaline to eliminate frizz and give you hot, even heat. It's also comes equipped with automatic shutoff and temperature control.
20A Magnetic Cube To Reduce Stress
Fidget spinners are already old news. This desk toy is so much better for fascinating stress relief. With 216 magnetic balls, you can create all kinds of little structures or just run your fingers through them to calm your nerves. And all of us could use a little relief from anxiety, right?
21A Backpack For All Your Adulting Needs
Backpacks aren't just for kids. This bag is water resistant, laptop safe, and includes a lock to make it theft proof. With 12 pockets, you have room for everything you need to carry, plus an external USB port for easing charging access. The design is sleek and the padded straps keep your back comfortable as you carry around all the stuff could possibly need for your adulting adventures.
22The Inside Out Umbrella That’s Actually Genius
Even millennials need a good umbrella and this inside out version is pretty amazing. It folds inside out and stands upside down, but all for good reason. It stays upright on its own, so the rain all falls in one place and you don’t have to worry about storing it in some umbrella stand. Plus, the inner lining is painted to look like a bright, sunny sky, so it makes the rainy days a little less depressing.
23A Sheet Mask For Every Occasion
Millennials have made sheets masks into a full blown craze. To make sure you never run out of this Korean beauty staple, get this 15 mask set. The variety is amazing — you get tea tree, honey, rose, green tea and lots more. They're great for sensitive skin and make your skin extra moisturized and refreshed.
24An Awesome Yoga Set For The Beginner Or The Expert
Yeah, lots of people have yoga mats lying around, but why not go all out and get this full yoga set. You get a memory foam yoga mat with a non-slip surface, two yoga blocks, a small and large towel, and a yoga strap. It comes in a range of beautiful colors and gives you anything you could possibly want for any at-home yoga experience — no matter how good you are at holding poses.
25The iPhone Lens That Gives You Professional Quality Pics
Take your Instagram to the next level with this smartphone camera lens. The two-in-one design offers both a wide-angle and macro lens, so you’ll get a perfect shot at any distance. Just clip it onto any smartphone and start taking some super “like” worthy pics.
26A Sheet Set For An Extra Luxurious Bed
Good sheets can transform your nightly routine. These bed sheets are incredibly comfortable and made from a microfiber bamboo blend. Super easy to take care of, they're stain and wrinkle resistant, and you can throw them in the wash with all your regular stuff. Besides looking great and feeling amazing, the sheets are hypoallergenic and keep dust mites away. In a huge range of colors, these luxuriously soft sheets will make your nights even better.
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