41 Unique Gifts On Amazon


Picking the perfect gift for someone can often feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. If you're a last-minute shopper, it can get even more frustrating trying to figure out what to buy for that oh-so-picky person on your list. Luckily, there are insanely unique gifts on Amazon that let you deliver an amazingly thoughtful present without too much effort (and more importantly, make all the stress of in-store shopping disappear).

From a WiFi-enabled smart outlet plug that allows you to turn things on and off in your house remotely via an app to a set of extra-long silicone oven mitts that will keep your hands, wrist, and forearms from getting burned during a kitchen mishap, the list of brilliant and practical items you can gift from Amazon is basically endless. In fact, part of what makes these kinds of presents so fun to receive is that they help make everyday tasks simpler and less annoying to do, and who doesn't want that?

If you're scrambling to dream up the best gift idea for a friend or relative and you're feeling stuck, just consider this slideshow your own personal guide to the hottest, most innovative products people to buy on Amazon before they sell out.

by Shayna Murphy

1. These Wash Cloths That Have A Major Cult Following In Japan

Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Wash Cloth, $11 (Set of 3), Amazon

These wash cloths have a major cult following in Japan, and it's not hard to see why. They can do almost anything — from removing makeup to exfoliating skin to deliver a deep, penetrating clean — and all you need is water to activate them. Because they're also made with durable nylon cloth, they're known to hold up and can even be popped in the dryer without losing any of their mojo.


2. Feel Snuggly On Cold Nights With This Heated Throw

Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throw with Controller, $30, Amazon

Made with extra-soft polyester fleece, this heated throw blanket is essential for getting through the cold weather months. Equipped with a controller, which has three heat settings to choose from, this throw blanket allows you total control over the temperature so no matter what, you'll feel comfortable. Unlike many other heated blankets, this one also comes with an auto-off function, so you don't have to stress about it overheating. It's also machine washable and dryer safe, so taking care of it isn't a hassle.


3. This Gel Seat Cushion For When You Want To Stay Comfy

Travelon Portable Gel Seat Cushion, $31, Amazon

This neoprene seat cushion is one of those travel essentials that you might not realize you needed until you're stuck on a flight for hours. Made with supportive gel that delivers firm yet comfortable support and fashioned with a forward slope that helps correct lumbar curvature, this cushion works to relieve pressure on the lower back and tailbone, which makes it a great companion for trips. It also comes with carry handles, making it easy to store and transport.


4. Mount Your Smartphone For Added Convenience Using This Stand

Aduro Adjustable Smartphone Stand for Desk, $10, Amazon

If you're at your desk, you need your smartphone to likely be within arm's reach, but if you have a lot of clutter already, it can feel like your smartphone is just adding to the heap. This 360-degree rotational smartphone stand and holder can be adjusted to virtually any angle and includes a strong clamp with rubberized grip that can be fastened to your desk or another flat surface. An additional clamp holds your phone upright, and is wide enough to fit almost any smartphone up to 3 inches in thickness.


5. This Super-Comfy Memory Foam Pillow That's Perfect For Sensitive Sleepers

Coop Home Goods Memory Foam Pillow, $60, Amazon

Hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, this memory foam pillow is an amazing investment for those who struggle with allergies or are just sensitive sleepers in general. Because this pillow is made with bamboo fabric and shredded visco memory foam, it has a lot of breathability (which is great if you get overheated in bed) and it's fully adjustable, so you can mold the shape to best suit your body and sleeping style.


6. Save Valuable Kitchen Space With This Collapsible Colander

Comfify Collapsible Kitchen Colander, $15, Amazon

This over-the-sink colander is a fantastic choice if you're looking for a strainer that won't clutter your countertop or stick out awkwardly in tight cupboards or spaces. Made using BPA-free materials, this colander expands to nearly 26 inches, will fit most sink sizes, and comes with non-slip handles, so sinks won't get scratched up during use. Ideal for rinsing off veggies and fruit, or draining pasta and canned food, this colander is a kitchen necessity. And, it will last for years, because it's also dishwasher top-rack safe and heat resistant up to 158 degrees Fahrenheit.


7. Organize Your Days And Achieve Business Goals With This Weekly Planner

Freedom Mastery Law of Attraction Weekly Planner, $30, Amazon

This weekly planner isn't like other planners: It will literally help you streamline your goals and become more productive in the process. It gives you the tools for you to break down eight steps to design your dream life, and comes with various guides for self-discovery, annual goal planning, feeling good, and establishing a life mission statement. Additionally, this planner is good for 12 months, is undated (so you can start whenever), has a monthly reflection page, and a weekly/monthly planning overview.


8. Zoom In For A Flawless Look With This Lighted Magnifying Mirror

Jerdon Tri-Fold Lighted Makeup Mirror, $40, Amazon

For all your beauty and skincare needs, this tri-fold lighted mirror has you covered. It comes with adjustable magnification up to five settings, so you can zoom in whenever you want — great for tweezing or removing hair. It's also equipped with built-in fluorescent lighting, which can be adjusted up with up to four different settings to suit your various preferences. Because this mirror also has a built-in 120-volt electrical outlet, you can plug in a straightener or other styling device for an all-in-one experience. Reviewers love that it's both lightweight and durable.


9. This Convertible Travel Pillow That's Great For Side, Stomach, And Back Sleepers

Dot&Dot Memory Foam Travel Pillow, $25, Amazon

This three-in-one convertible pillow doesn't just work well when you're traveling — it's actually an amazing pillow to have all the time if you're a person because, regardless of if you sleep on your back, stomach, or side, it provides much-needed support. Made with an inner core of memory foam, this pillow can be moved around seamlessly as you adjust it into different configurations based on comfort. The outer case is made from a breathable cotton material, and the pillow has button snaps on each end, allowing you to form a comfortable U-shape when using it as a neck pillow, as well as when you're carrying it around.


10. Organize Clothes Easily With This Brilliant Folding Tool

BoxLegend Clothes/T Shirt Folder, $20, Amazon

This three-step clothes folder is going to change your life if you're messy by nature and dread having to sort through and fold clothing after you've done laundry. Whether it's a shirt, pair of trousers, shorts, or giant sweater, this folder ensures everything comes out folded in three seconds. Durable and easy to maintain, this folder comes with a hanging hole, so you can store it on your laundry door. One reviewer writes: "I finally bought this one and I love it. My dresser drawers and closet shelves have never been so tidy before. And it's so much easier to find what I'm looking for."


11. Whiten Teeth On The Go With This Innovative Spray

EverSmile WhitenFresh On-The-Go Teeth Whitening Spray, $14 (2 Pack), Amazon

This funky little spray can actually whiten your teeth with the same amazing effectiveness that you'd expect from whitening strips or powders, but with added convenience. Made with hydrogen peroxide, this spray helps remove yellow stains, while also killing bacteria that causes bad breath. It's flavored like spearmint, and helps remove stains from things like wine, tobacco, and coffee.


12. This Convertible Hanger That Works Horizontally Or Vertically

Mvchif Multi-Purpose Pants Hangers, $13, Amazon

These multi-purpose hangers can be used for anything from pants to scarves, belts, and towels. It's got a convertible design that allows it to work as both a horizontal or a vertical hanger — just hang it from both hooks for it to hang horizontally, or hang it from a single hook and it'll cascade downward.


13. Add A Pop Of Color To Your Drinks With These Eco-Friendly Straws

Seraphina's Kitchen Reusable Silicone Straws, $13 (6 Pack), Amazon

This set of six reusable straws made from BPA-free silicone are a great, eco-friendly alternative to normal straws, which are usually one-use only and made from plastic. Using more straws can also help prevent teeth erosion and tooth decay from sugary, carbonated beverages. Durable enough to be put in the dishwasher, these colorful straws come in a range of sizes and colors, and come with two brushes that you can clean the inside of them with.


14. Control All Your Home Appliances With This Smart Plug

Mini Wifi Smart Plug, $17, Amazon

This mini smart plug, which is compatible with iOS and Android and is super easy to set up, allows you to have remote access to your home's appliances and control everything via your smartphone. It also responds to voice control with Amazon Alexa and Echo.


15. Take Professional-Quality Selfies With This Camera Lens For Your Smartphone

Cell Phone Camera Lens 3-In-1 Kit by Zeso, $14, Amazon

You can't really rely on your phone's camera lens to take perfect pictures every time, which is why this three-in-one camera lens kit is so great if you snap a lot of pics. Compatible with most smartphones (simply clip it on the phone), it comes with three detachable mini-lenses, is equipped with fisheye lens, a wide angle, and a 15x macro lens quality.


16. Brighten Skin And Helps Sore Muscles Relax With This Ice Roller

ESARORA Professional Face Ice Roller, $15, Amazon

This ice roller is meant to put in the freezer and be applied anywhere you need some cooling action — use it on bug bites to stop the itch, under the eyes to reduce puffiness, on the face if you have redness or irritation, or roll on the neck to tighten and firm skin. It's got a detachable stainless steel head that can stay cool for up to two hours, and is easily cleaned with alcohol. Some even use it post-workout on sore muscles.


17. Remove Blackheads And Acne With This Activated Charcoal Face Mask

Auperwel Black Mask Activated Charcoal Face Mask, $12, Amazon

If you're looking for a mask that can help you get rid of blackheads, this peel-off activated charcoal mask works because it absorbs toxins and removes stubborn oil spots, while also exfoliating away dull cells for better skin clarity. While it may not be ideal for people with sensitive skin because charcoal is abrasive, those with oily skin can apply a thin mask layer to the T-zone area for super effective results. It's also made with gentle, natural ingredients like bamboo charcoal, aloe, and rosemary extract.


18. Everything Your Kitchen Needs Is In This Four-In-One Blender Tool

OXA Powerful 4-in-1 Hand Blender, $40, Amazon

This hand blender is a kitchen must-have — it's got a sturdy food processor to make things like cauliflower rice and salsa, and a jar with a hand blender that lets you create creamier dressings, hummus, and smoothies. There's various settings so you can create the perfect mix every time, and it's also got a whisk attachment and splash guard so food won't splatter everywhere. It's dishwasher safe, too.


19. Travel With A Whole Salon With This Multi-Use Style Iron

xtava Hotness 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Curling Iron, Round Hair Brush and Flat Iron, $36, Amazon

This hair styler has ceramic-coated plates that can straighten and curl your hair, so it's a great tool to travel with. The bristles on the outside also make this an excellent hot air brush — add some volume to your roots or touch up second day hairstyles by running it through your hair like a round brush. It takes 30 seconds to heat up, will shut off after 60 minutes automatically, and has adjustable temperatures up to 410 degrees Fahrenheit.


20. Protect Your Hands With These Silicone Oven Mitts

Homewe Extra-Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitts, $12, Amazon

These heavy-duty, extra-long oven mitts will protect your hands and forearms from getting burned when you're cooking in the kitchen. Featuring a cozy quilted liner, these mitts are heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and are made with flexible, waterproof silicone that's textured to create a non-slip grip. They also provide some breathability because the inside is made of cotton, and you can even put it in the washing machine or the dishwasher.


21. This Solar Charger That You Definitely Want For Camping Trips

ADD TOP Solar Power Bank, $40, Amazon

This solar power bank functions as an external backup power source if you need to charge your phone in case of emergency. It has three panels to absorb the suns energy which is then converted into power for your devices. A full charge can recharge an iPhone 8 up to eight times, a Galaxy S6 up to six time, and an iPad mini up to three times. The exterior shell is waterproof and dust- and shock-proof so you can feel comfortable taking it outdoors.


22. This Specially-Designed Set Of Tongs That Will Stay Off Your Countertop

Dreamfarm Clongs, $25, Amazon

Unlike regular tongs, these "clongs" (click-lock tongs) are designed to lock into place and sit up off of dirty kitchen countertops, thanks to their innovative curved metal design, which keeps the tips of the tong from touching surfaces. Made from stainless steel, these creative tongs have silicone at the tips, which means they're easy to clean, safe on non-stick cookware, and heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also use the grooves to rest the tongs on the edge of your pan.


23. Sort All Your Scarves And Belts In One Place With This Hanger

23-Loop Scarf Organizer, $10, Amazon

Whether you're organizing scarves, belts, or ties, this 23-loop hanger is a stylish way to do it and keep from cluttering up your closet or drawers. Featuring an elegant chrome finish, this organizer doesn't require any added assembly and can go right from the shipping box to being hung up right on your door or closet rack.


24. A Multifunctional Pillow That's A Traveler's Dream Come True

GOGO Multifunctional Pillow, $8, Amazon

This pillow easily converts to a neck pillow, a flat pillow, and a tablet holder that they can plop comfortably in their lap to watch videos during the trip. It's available in nine colors and prints, so you'll have no problem finding their favorite.


25. This Weird AF Massage Glove That Really Works

SAMYO 9-Ball Massage Glove, $11, Amazon

This strange massage glove might look like a monster paw, but what's really amazing about it is how well it helps relieve sore muscles and tension. You can use it all over the body, and thanks to the nine rolling, 360-degree metal balls in the design, you can get all-over relief. Designed to be primarily worn on the hand, you can also place this on the floor or in bed to apply much-needed pressure after exercise, or as part of physical therapy to improve blood circulation to targeted areas.


26. Keep The Air Around You Clean With A Portable Air Purifier

Mini Portable Personal Air Purifier, $24, Amazon

This portable air purifier is easy to bring everywhere with you and helps remove particles that dirty up the air you're breathing. It eliminates the smell of secondhand smoke and any other unpleasant odors, is USB rechargeable (but doesn't need a charge for 80 hours) and completely quiet when in use. It can help to keep your skin and hair healthy, too, and, bizarrely enough, you can even wear it as a necklace.


27. Get Dry Hair Faster With This Bamboo Hair Towel

Texere Women's Bamboo Hair Towel, $14, Amazon

Want to cut down on the time it takes your hair to dry? This fast-drying towel, which is made from ultra-luxurious and organically sustainable bamboo, can help reduce the need for blow drying because it powerfully absorbs moisture. In the process, this machine washable towel helps reduce the risk of split ends and damaged hair, while an elastic loop inside the towel keeps hair snug and in place while drying. It's especially great for air-drying curly hair, but works on all hair lengths and textures.


28. Get A Quality Night's Rest With These Affordable Bamboo Sheets

LuxClub Bamboo Sheet Set, $26, Amazon

These bamboo sheets are an affordable option for those looking for sheets that are super-soft, won't fade, are more breathable than Egyptian cotton, and naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Because of how durable bamboo is, these sheets will never wrinkle, and they're a great investment especially if you struggle with night sweats, because bamboo helps wick away moisture. The set comes in a variety of colors and come with the sheets and two pillow cases.


29. Eliminate Desk Clutter With This Two-In-One Holder And Charger

COZOO Headphone Stand with USB Charger, $23, Amazon

Not only does this headphone stand give you a place to store your headphones when not in use, but it comes with three USB charging ports, and an outlet so you can eliminate clutter on top of your desk and make sure devices are always powered. It charges devices up to 50 percent faster than a regular charger and it's even fireproof.


30. Block Out Everything While You Snooze With This Mask

3D Sleep Mask & Ear Plugs, $18, Amazon

If you're a sensitive sleeper, these 3-D eye shades are a great way to block out light. Made from high-density memory foam, this mask is comfortable and feels soft against skin. The cavities are deeper than the average mask, so you can wear it without putting too much pressure on your eyes — and it'll save your makeup, too. It's got a velcro adjustable strap that won't mess up your hairstyle, it fits easily onto most head shapes, and it comes with two earplugs, so even noise disappears as well.


31. This Two-In-One Smartphone Holder And Selfie Ring Light That You Can Position Anywhere

B-Land Cell Phone Holder with Selfie Ring Light, $22, Amazon

Flexible and completely adjustable, this 360-degree rotating phone holder is the convenient way to take photos or shoot videos with your smartphone because it allows you to go totally hands-free. Designed to fit any phone size, this holder is study and made with durable metal that won't buckle under the weight of phones. This also comes with a selfie ring light, which has 10 adjustable brightness options and three LED light options to choose from, so the perfect selfie is just a click away.


32. This Adapter That Turns Their Car's Cigarette Lighter Into A USB Charger

Maxboost Car Charger, $8, Amazon

This adapter plug into any car's cigarette lighter and transforms it into a USB charger. It quickly charges any device, from phones to tablets, cameras, and MP3 players. And, Maxboost designed this adapter's circuit to protect their devices from over-charging, over-heating, and over-circuiting.


33. This Multifunctional Tool That's Like Having A Whole Toolbox In Your Wallet

11-In-1 Survival Card, $5, Amazon

This super-practical toolcard is the size of a credit card and literally does everything. Packing 11 tools in one, this stainless steel tool is designed for utility and includes wrenches, a butterfly screw wrench, a bottle opener, a saw blade, and more. It fits discreetly inside of a wallet, so you take it with you wherever you go.


34. This Makeup Brush Cleaning Duo Any Makeup-Lover Will Adore

Makeup Brush Cleaning Duo, $12, Amazon

This makeup brush cleansing duo comes with every a makeup-lover needs to keep their brushes free of product buildup. The Quick Color Change brush cleaner instantly gets product off of brushes — without any water — so they can switch between shadows, lip colors, and other color cosmetics without unintentional blending. The silicone heart-shaped brush cleaner is the perfect texture for deep cleaning. All they have to do is wet their brushes, add a little brush-cleaning solution, swipe them along the surface of the brush cleaner, and rinse.


35. Dry Brushes And Keep Them Organized With This Air Drying Tool

Docolor Makeup Brush Holder, $11, Amazon

After you clean your makeup brushes, it's important to let them air out so they don't get gross. This collapsible makeup brush tree, which is made from long-lasting acrylic rubber, can help your brushes air dry the correct way. Big enough to fit 26 brushes, this tree is easy to use — just insert brushes with the bristles down and let them dry as long as you need.


36. This Off-Brand Expansion Pack For A Certain Popular Card Game

Crabs Adjust Humidity Vol. 1, $15, Amazon

This "crappy little third-party unofficial expansion" is a hysterical parody that's completely compatible with Cards Against Humanity — but the topics are even more outrageous. Any fan of the original game is sure to get a kick out of this silly expansion pack.


37. This Wonder Tool That Mashes, Chops, And Blends Virtually Anything

Zing! Multi-Function Hand Tool, $5, Amazon

This multi-functional hand tool is about to become your new secret weapon in the kitchen. Nylon and dishwasher safe, this easy-to-clean tool makes chopping and stirring up ground beef, turkey, scrambled eggs and more beyond convenient. Made with curved blades, which help create consistent-sized crumbles, this tool shortens cook time and ensures seasoning is evenly distributed for every dish.


38. Stay Ultra-Dry With This Fancy Umbrella

Spar Inverted Umbrella, $25, Amazon

Traditional umbrellas can get you wet when you go to close them, but with this innovative inverted umbrella that's designed to expose only the dry side, keeping drops of water on the inside, that won't be an issue. Featuring a c-shape handle so you use both your hands while you've got it, this waterproof umbrella really gets the job done, and is made with a windproof double layer canopy, so it won't turn inside out during use like cheap umbrellas often will.


39. This Deep Tissue Massager That You Can Use To Get Rid Of Aches And Pains

Neck Massager, $12, Amazon

For targeted pain relief, this lightweight and portable manual massager is a must-have. It mimics the feel of a therapists hands thanks to two gentle yet effective silicone balls, which provide penetrating relief along trigger points in the neck, shoulder, legs, and other spots that ache. Because this is a manual massager, you can control every aspect of this — including the intensity — and because the handles are ergonomic in design, you'll feel relaxed during use. This massager is also great for fatigue and tension relief because it helps boost circulation and blood flow.


40. This Easy-To-Use Massager That Soothes Sore Muscles With Targeted Pulses

Pure Enrichment Electronic Pulse Massager, $25, Amazon

Place this massager anywhere that's sore and it'll soothe those muscles with targeted electronic pulses. It's great for using on back, shoulders, abs, and more. The pads have a reusable backing that easily adheres to skin, and they can be replaced when they lose their stick.


41. Relieve Lower Back Pain With This Shiatsu Massager

Etekcity Lower Back Massager, $39, Amazon

If you struggle with lower back pain, this rotating massager can provide intense penetrating relief and make you feel like you're with a masseuse — but at a portion of the cost. Designed with eight massage nodes, this provides optional heating, has an ergonomic design, and can also help improve blood circulation while getting rid of tight knots in the lower back (or other areas of the body where you need to unload tension).

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