27 Amazing Gifts On Amazon That People Were Fighting For In Stores


Another year of Black Friday sales has come and gone, and although you may have missed out on some stellar deals, never fear: Many of the most popular items are still available online. You can get tons of amazing gifts on Amazon that people were fighting for in stores, without risking your mental health or physical well-being.

From Instagram-themed board games to sous vide cookers, this year's top holiday gifts go well beyond televisions, socks, and kid's toys. Bluetooth-enabled headphones are becoming a must-have (thanks, iPhone 7), and hi-tech wine accessories are some of the most sought-after gifts by our thirsty AF generation.

People may have thrown elbows over these coveted items in stores, but now that the dust has settled, they're yours for the taking (read: ordering). And with endless gifting potential for just about anyone, you should be able to cross quite a few names off your shopping list. After all, who wouldn't want a cold brew coffee pitcher or a mini polaroid camera?

Below, we've compiled a list of some of the most wished for items of 2017 that are available on Amazon — the ultimate post-Black Friday wishlist, if you will — to guide you into the holiday shopping season.

by Emily Estep

1. A Kitchen Appliance That Can Do Just About Anything

Instant Pot 7-In-1 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker, $90, Amazon

Offering the utilities of seven separate kitchen appliances — a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer — this pressure cooker is a serious game-changer. It also has 14 smart programs, such as "meat/stew" and "bean/chili," and it monitors pressure, temperature, and more while you're cooking. It even comes with a recipe booklet to get you started.


2. A Pair Of Wireless Bluetooth Headphones With A Handy Charging Case

Hiemao Bluetooth Headphones, $73, Amazon

With the latest technology, these wireless headphones allow you to connect to more than one Bluetooth device up to 30 feet away. It also comes with a charging case that stores your headphones and refills their battery life at the same time. A brilliant microphone system lets you talk on the phone with hands-free calling, and the headphones can be split between two people.


3. A Full Coffee Bar Set To Prepare All Your Favorite Brews

Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer, $109, Amazon

This coffee bar brewer instantly turns you into a barista, allowing you to brew any size or style of coffee. A one-touch button system lets you choose how much to make, and the appliance supplies just the right amount of water. You can whip up a mug that's classic or extra-rich, or you can opt for over-ice brews and or specialty drinks like cappuccinos and espressos.


4. A Party Game That Decides Who Makes The Best Memes

What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game, $30, Amazon

Though it's absolutely not for children, this game is perfect for teens and adults who are meme-inclined. It's a lot like Apples To Apples, only you assign phrases and concepts to classic memes to see which one gets the biggest laugh. You can play it with up to 20 people, making it a true party game, and with more than 400 cards, the combinations are endless.


5. A Fitbit Watch That Tracks All Your Daily Activity

Fitbit Charge 2, $149, Amazon

This edition of the Fitbit will encourage you to keep exercising with all-day activity tracking, reminders to move, and an automatic exercise-sensing system. It can also monitor your heart rate, access a GPS system, give you text and call alerts, and even guide you in breathing sessions. The Fitbit Charge 2 also has a super-long battery life, operating for about five days before it needs a recharge.


6. A Cold Brew Coffee Maker That Fits Right In Your Fridge Door

Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $19, Amazon

Brew up to four servings with this iced coffee maker that you can use with your favorite grinds. It has an airtight lid that keeps things fresh, and inside, it has a fine mesh chamber that extracts just the right amount of flavor. It's perfectly sized to fit in an average refrigerator door and is completely dishwasher-safe, so it's simple to clean when you're done.


7. A Film Camera That's More Advanced That You'd Believe

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera, $117, Amazon

This instant film camera has the modern features of a digital version with the charm of film. It can automatically detect brightness and enact just the right amount of flash and shutter speed to give you the best photo quality possible, and it has more than 90 advanced features, like a macro mode to capture subjects at a close distance.


8. A Wine Bottle Opener That Never Ruins The Cork

Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener, $18, Amazon

Any vino lover would adore this wine bottle opener, which removes the cork from any standard bottle in mere seconds with the push of a button. Once it's charged up, you can open up to 30 bottles before you need to plug it in again, and it even has a foil cutter for removing those pesky seals that always seem to get in the way.


9. A Cordless Vacuum That's Incredibly Versatile

Deik Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, $84, Amazon

This cordless vacuum is ideal for sweeping up large rooms and small spills alike, because you can switch it from a stick to a handheld model with the touch of a button. It's super lightweight, significantly powerful, and also easy to maneuver around tight corners. When you're ready to empty it, all you have to do is remove the chamber and dump out its contents.


10. An Indestructible, Vacuum-Sealed Tumbler That Locks In Freshness

YETI Rambler Insulated Tumbler, $30, Amazon

Keep your drink incredibly cold (or piping hot) for hours with this 30-ounce tumbler, which features a stainless steel construction and double-wall vacuum insulation. It also has a shatter-resistant lid and is virtually indestructible, as well as dishwasher-safe, sweat-proof, and impervious to rust. Choose from four cool colors, including retro blue and army green.


11. A Party Game That's Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

Watch Ya Mouth Throwdown Edition Card Game, $20, Amazon

This wild party game puts you and your friends in cheek retractors and then demands that you say things, making for endless laughs and certainly a few Snapchats. It can be played with 3-10 people, so it's a reliable choice in small settings, as well as at big parties. Best of all, the card game is initially family-friendly but does have an optional "adult" bundle, if you want to kick things up a notch.


12. A Slow Cooker That's Actually Five Appliances In One

Crock-Pot 5-In-1 Multi-Cooker, $100, Amazon

You can serve upwards of seven people with this 5-in-1 multi-cooker that holds up to six quarts of food. It allows you to choose between slow cook, sauté, roast, steam, and bake, which truly makes this device an asset in the kitchen. Inside, it has a dual-position rack that makes it easy to roast and steam your foods of choice. And once you're done, the inner pot, rack, and lid are all dishwasher-safe.


13. A Sensor-Based Sleep Tracker That Monitors Your Habits

Hello Sense Sleep System, $100, Amazon

The Sense system tracks your sleep behavior and monitors the environment of your bedroom to allow you to improve upon your sleep habits. All you do is place it next to your bed, and the automatic sensors will do the rest. It connects to an app, which is where you can find all your sleep-related information and details, and it still works if you share a bed with a partner. It can also play a variety of ambient sounds to help you drift off peacefully, and doesn't require any sort of charge.


14. A Teeny, Tiny Camera That Attaches To Anything And Goes Anywhere

Polaroid Cube+ Mini Camera, $100, Amazon

The tiny Polaroid Cube is the perfect on-the-go video camera, with accessories that allow you to attach it to things like helmets and bikes, and an app that live streams whatever you're recording. It comes in a bunch of colors and is completely portable, fitting right in the palm of your hand or pocket. It's even water-resistant and comes with an underwater cover, so you can use it when completely submerged, too.


15. A Knife Sharpener For Your Whole Collection

Presto Electric Knife Sharpener, $37, Amazon

This electric knife sharpener can sharpen almost any knife, with the option to choose between a thin, medium, or thick blade. Once you insert the knife properly, the sharpener adjusts to automatically hold the knife at the right angle, so you don't have to put in any guesswork. This way, your knives will work better, last longer, and be safer to use.


16. A Portable Battery Hub That Charges Devices Repeatedly

Anker Portable Charger PowerCore, $40, Amazon

Unlike other external chargers, this portable version can refill the battery on your phone or device many times before it dies and needs to be recharged itself, making it ideal for long trips or for sharing with friends and family. In fact, it can fully charge an iPhone 7 up to seven times. And when it does finally die, it refuels almost entirely overnight.


17. A Sous Vide Cooker That Turns You Into A Pro Chef

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Bluetooth Cooker, $99, Amazon

Bring your culinary skills one step closer to that of a professional chef with this sous vide cooker, which cooks food edge-to-edge so you'll never have to worry about under or overcooking again. It heats and circulates water in the pot to create a perfectly even temperature every time, and you can use it with any pot and type of food in any heat-safe jar or bag.


18. A Cordless, Handheld Vacuum Cleaner That's Super Lightweight

Black & Decker Cordless Hand Vacuum, $44, Amazon

Anyone is guaranteed to find this hand vacuum handy, with its lightweight design and powerful suction. It's perfect for cleaning up quick spills, and when the vacuum fills up, you just empty its canister in the garbage. It comes with a charger that powers it up for hours of use, and it has a slim, rotating nozzle that can get into those hard-to-reach places.


19. A Smart Plug That Allows You To Control Anything You Want Via Wi-Fi

TP-Link Smart Plug, $23, Amazon

This smart plug is beyond easy to use. All you do is pop it into an outlet, plug in your device of choice, and like that, you'll be able to monitor and control it via Wi-Fi. It also has a clever "away" mode for when you go out of town and can be scheduled to turn devices off automatically. It works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, which allows you to utilize voice control.


20. A Wake-Up Light That Simulates The Sunrise

Philips Wake-Up Light, $109, Amazon

This brilliant alarm light simulates the sunrise as it happens outside, helping you wake up naturally and sync your body's sleep rhythms with the outside world. It also mimics a sunset and plays soothing sounds to help you fall asleep, and in the morning, you can choose between five wake-up sounds to gently pull you out of your slumber. It also functions as a reading lamp and offers ten different brightness settings.


21. A Kitchen Scale That Can Hold Upwards Of Ten Pounds

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale, $13, Amazon

With a sleek, user-friendly design, this kitchen scale will allow you to measure the weight of anything in small quantities, giving you a competitive edge on meal prep, calorie counting, and other arts and crafts. It can hold up to 11 pounds, and its uses are practically endless. It also has an easy-to-clean stainless steel cover that won't rust over time or lose its luster.


22. A Hair Tool That Can Create Any Style

HSI Professional Glider, $34, Amazon

This hair glider is designed to do it all: You can use it straighten, flip, or curl textures that are anywhere on the spectrum from fine to coarse. Its 1-inch ceramic tourmaline plates protect hair from heat damage while also making it shinier and softer, no matter how you use the tool. Plus, it can heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and is worldwide dual-voltage compatible.


23. A Set Of Food Containers Whose Lids You'll Never Lose

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Storage Container, $20 (42 Pack), Amazon

These insanely popular storage containers from Rubbermaid have lids that attach to the bottom of the bins, so you'll never find yourself with a disproportionate container-to-lid ratio. The set comes with 42 pieces, basically covering all the bases of any type of food storage you'll ever need. The containers and lids are also safe to put in the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher.


24. A Top-Notch Home Monitoring Camera With Wi-Fi

YI 1080p Home Camera, $46, Amazon

With this home camera, you can record clear images in 1080p of what's going on inside or outside. It sends you alerts for both motion detection and baby crying detection, giving you a sense of security when you're out of the house or the room. Plus, it connects to Wi-Fi for easy access, and all of its data is instantly backed up to the cloud.


25. A Single-Serve Coffee Maker That Doesn't Take Up Much Space

Keurig Single Serve Compact Coffee Maker, $71, Amazon

This single-serve Keurig coffee maker prepares your ideal cup of coffee in a matter of minutes, without taking up all the space of a larger machine. It's ideal for small kitchens and crowded office spaces, weighing in at less than 10 pounds, to make it extra portable. The coffee maker is compatible with more than 500 brands of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate pods.


26. A Set Of Packing Cubes To Seriously Improve Your Luggage Game

LeanTravel Compression Packing Cubes, $31 (3 Pack), Amazon

With these three packing cubes, you can neatly store all of your clothing in a way that saves space but doesn't cause wrinkles. They have a bonus zipper to help you truly compress their contents once packed, and each cube can be pressed down to about one-inch tall. A variety of cube sizes makes it even easier to organize your items, and Amazon reviewers can't stop raving about what game-changers they are for travel.


27. A Hot Air Brush That Styles Your Hair While Gently Drying It

Infiniti Pro By Conair Spin Air Rotating Styler, $38, Amazon

With this 2-in-1 styling tool, you can style and dry your hair at the same time without causing as much heat damage as you would with a blow dryer. Its round, bristle brush creates bouncy curls and body, while ceramic technology promotes shine. You can also choose between two heat settings to match your needs, and it's appropriate for any hair type.

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