20 of the Best Gifts on Amazon This Year
Buying gifts for the people you love should never be a stressful experience, but as the season ramps up and stores get more and more crowded with other shoppers that’s exactly what it becomes. Luckily, we live in a digital age so shopping in person is definitely not a necessity. Instead, we have the luxury of slipping into our comfiest clothes, pouring ourselves a nice glass of wine, and shopping from the luxury of our sofas.
One of our favorite sites to browse for gifts (and pretty much everything else we need to buy, let’s be honest) is Amazon. They carry such a wide variety of products that it’s possible to get all of your shopping done in one place. And for Prime members, most of those gifts will arrive in two days, so what could be better? To help get you started, we rounded up 20 of our favorite Amazon gifts this year.
1. Light Pink Felt Letter Board, $28.99
Felt letter boards are beloved by the Instagram and Pinterest set, but more often than not you’ll find them in black, white, or gray. So, this on-trend blush shade feels extra fresh, and it comes complete with a set of letters so they can create their own quotes.
2. Stone & Beam Buffalo Check Blanket, $37.04
A cozy throw makes for a great gift this time of year as the temperatures continue to drop. The buffalo check pattern adds a fun graphic touch, but the neutral palette keeps it grounded.
3. Rivet Contemporary Metal Candleholder, $39.99
‘Tis the season to light as many candles as you can to add warmth and ambiance to your home. This wall-mounted tealight holder features space for five candles, and would make a great addition to a modern living room.
4. Calligraphy Starter Kit, $39.50
With the new year just around the corner, it’s a great time to take up a new hobby, like calligraphy. This set is beginner-friendly and under $50.
5. Altman Plants Tough as Nails Succulent Set, $42.54
This pack of six succulents is full of low-maintenance plants that are super hard to kill. So, even if you’re giving this to someone who lacks a green thumb, they’ll be well on their way to plant parent status in no time.
I love Terrazzo so much I could do a gift guide fully dedicated to it, but for now I’ll share this adorable droplet vase from Jonathan Adler’s new Amazon collection. The colors are fabulous and it’s the perfect way to try out the trend without fully committing.
7. LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Kit, $99.97
I grew up reading the Harry Potter novels, attending midnight parties as each new book was released, and devouring every last word. This LEGO kit is a great way to keep that magic alive, for kids and adults alike.
This set of two serving trays is simple and stylish thanks to the combination of marble and gold, and crafted out of hard-to-break melamine. This set makes for a great hostess gift, but doesn’t have to be relegated just to serving. The smaller tray would look great as a jewelry catchall, while the larger one could add interest to a coffee table.
Yep, you can get luxury beauty products on Amazon, and this trio of lip colors is a safe bet for most beauty lovers. The colors make a statement but are totally wearable, so they’ll get plenty of use.
10. Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit, $35
For gift recipients with some serious facial hair, consider this grooming kit complete with a comb, beard lube, beard wash, and beard oil.
11. Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat, $19.95
Most yoga mats roll up when they’re not in use, but this option from Gaiam actually folds into a neat square, making it so much easier to tote to class or store in a small space.
12. Nokia Smart Watch, $199.99
Smart watches have been popular for a few years, but so many of them just scream “Hello, I’m a tech piece.” Not this version from Nokia, though—its sleek design and rose gold touches make its style the first thing you notice.
13. Under Armour Pom Beanie, $34.99
I absolutely love a good pom beanie—I still think about the one I lost after seeing “Oh, Hello on Broadway” at least once a week. This cute option from Under Armour comes in four neutral colorways that will go with just about any winter coat.
14. Victronix Classic Swiss Army Knife, $15.38
Okay, a Swiss Army Knife may not be the sexiest gift out there, but it is practical and something they’ll actually put to good use. It’s also likely to last them years and years, a rarity for most under-$20 gifts.
15. Polaroid Originals One Step, $129.93
Give them the gift of nostalgia with this instant camera from Polaroid. It’s inspired by old school Polaroid cameras, but made for 2018 thanks to USB-charging capabilities.
16. Amazon Echo Show, $229.99
The second generation of Amazon’s Echo Show has an even bigger screen so you can watch recipe videos while cooking, or video chat with family and friends with ease.
17. Marshall Minor II In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones, $129.99
A lot of in-ear bluetooth headphones lack style and focus solely on function, but this new release from Marshall does both. They’re available in white, black, or brown, and offer 14 hours of playtime once fully charged.
18. French Connection Wool Blend Scarf, $68
You can’t go wrong with a simple wool scarf. It’s a smart way to add a little extra oomph to any outfit and will help keep necks warm in the frigid winter air.
19. Bodum French Press, $39.84
A sleek metallic French press would look great displayed on a kitchen counter or a coffee cart, a.k.a. the morning person’s take on a bar cart. Plus, it’ll make their resolution to wake up earlier in 2019 a little easier.
20. Geometric Picture Frame, $9.99
Whether they fill this frame with a family photo or an art print, it’s sure to add a fun design-forward touch to their desk or mantel.