Gift Edit 2023

49 Little Yet Life-Changing TikTok Finds From Amazon That Make the Best Gifts (Even Last-Minute!)

updated Dec 9, 2023
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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

One of my favorite things about TikTok is stumbling upon all the amazing Amazon finds that creators share. Seriously, one day it’s a high-tech touch screen toaster, the next day it’s a mini bag sealer for keeping snacks fresh, and the next it’s a fluted mid-century modern mug that I need to find room for in my cupboard. As if I needed another excuse to shop online, I have an entire wishlist of things labeled “TikTok made me buy it.”

For some inspiration on fun (and practical) gifts that are sure to win you cool points with everyone on your list, check out the ideas below. (Of course, even if your gift recipients don’t know what TikTok is, they’ll still enjoy these useful and stylish finds.) So whether you’re shopping for a lazy cook who appreciates a little help in the kitchen, or a person who’s always on the go, there’s something TikTok-approved for them on this list — and on Amazon.

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A $100 shell lamp from Urban Outfitters went viral earlier this year, but we found a more affordable version on Amazon. This dazzling tabletop accessory is available in white or peachy pink, and it's battery-operated, so your bestie doesn't have to deal with a pesky cord. Additionally, the lamp is fairly small, so it works for spaces of all sizes.

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In addition to being stylish and affordable, this neat office chair won over the internet because it allows sitters to comfortably sit cross-legged. The chair's swiveling armless design also allows for unrestricted movement, and it takes no more than 20 minutes to assemble! If you know a friend who works from home, this find is bound to delight them.

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The beauty of this storage system is that it keeps clothes both organized and accessible while you travel. Store all your stuff in neat layers, then hang it up at your destination to easily grab what you need — no reshuffling required. It's essentially a pop-up closet with a sealable laundry component in the bottom. Whomever you gift this to will think you're a genius.

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Your giftee doesn't have to be a germophobe in order to appreciate this cool gadget. The ultrasonic cleaner uses water and tiny vibrations to clean all kinds of small items, from nail clippers to dental retainers. Best of all, it's so easy to bring along when traveling.

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A wet-dry vacuum will save your giftee tons of space — no need for them to keep both a vacuum and a Swiffer on hand! This cordless, TikTok-loved version from Tineco also has technology that detects wet or dry messes on hard floors and adjusts accordingly to deliver the best results.

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Help your friend or relative get organized by presenting them with this chic fridge calendar. Its acrylic design looks so much better than the standard white dry-erase calendar, but it essentially functions the same way. There's a weekly version as well as a monthly, so you can decide which one would suit their lifestyle best.

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TikTok is a goldmine for inexpensive gifts that solve common household problems. This clever little shelf keeps record sleeves out of harm's way when you're listening to vinyl, which is much safer than setting them down on a table. And because record sleeves are lightweight, you can mount this with a single nail or just some adhesive putty. The putty worked great for us!

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If you know your loved one is a hot sleeper, surprise them with this widely loved cooling blanket. Its Japanese Arc-chill cooling fiber adds revolutionary cool-to-the-touch technology that absorbs body heat. The mechanism also makes this product handy for any season or temperature, which means that it can still have a special place in their home during the winter.

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If your recipient has a cat, chances are they love to spoil it. Help them do so by gifting this adorable pet couch, which took TikTok by storm. The best part? Cats actually seem to love it, according to shoppers. Or, if you have your own cuddly kitty at home, you could technically gift it to them.

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Upon first glance, this sleek container looks like any regular water bottle. It's much more clever than that, though, because it features a patented spout that allows you to drink in not one but two different ways: through the built-in straw or through the wide-mouth opening, giving you the option to sip or swig. Your gym-going friend will love it, no doubt.

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You know we're living in the future when we're using electricity to heat candles. Your design-obsessed friends will love this candle warming lamp for its stylish wood base and modern lamp, and everyone will appreciate being able to use candles without burning them. All fragrance, no smoke.

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If your giftee wants to use one of these stylish candles as decor and never melt it, we can't blame 'em. That's probably why they come in sets — one to decorate, one to burn. Every candle emits a floral scent that's welcome during the holidays and beyond.

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The hardworking people in your life deserve self-care gifts that work hard for them. Our senior commerce editor found this effective for relieving neck and back pressure, and liked how convenient it was to use every day. Perfect for anyone who's either on their feet or at a desk all day.

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Everyone appreciates a practical gift, especially one like this that reduces daily clutter. This collapsible water bottle gets super compact when you're done hydrating, and your giftee can even attach to a handle to it to free up more space in their bag. Leak-proof, dishwasher safe, and microwavable (for warming up tea or coffee): a real triple threat!

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While this portable device charger was built to withstand the rigors of backpacking and adventuring, it's also reliable enough for your friends who are always worried about their phone batteries (maybe because they're on TikTok so much?). Multiple charging ports means they can spread the love of extra power, too!

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When you're investing in nonstick cookware — for you or someone else — always check out the reviews to find out how nonstick a pot or pan really is. This chic sauce pot from Caraway passed the test on TikTok and in one of our editor's kitchens, so you know it's legit. The ceramic coating really is nonstick, non-toxic, and no hassle!

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If you're an avid wine drinker, you know temperature matters. This personal wine chiller keeps your glass of wine at the perfect temperature for up to three hours. One Amazon reviewer says, "It doesn't just keep your wine cool, it can quickly chill a glass of white, too!" This is honestly one of those things that you didn't know you needed (or that you needed to gift a friend) until now.

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Technically, The Pink Stuff was created in 1938, so it’s not exactly a new product. However, it reached new levels of fame thanks to TikToks advertising just how well it works in cleaning everything from glass and grills to walls and boats.

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For apartment dwellers and RV travelers, the absence of a dishwasher can be a serious pain point. Enter: this countertop portable dishwasher from Farberware. It will fit a surprising amount of dishes, scrubbing them squeaky clean in just 40 minutes, so you don't have to.

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If you've spent any time at all on Foodtok, chances are good that you've seen this chopper around before. It's the go-to gadget for everything from salads to stews, allowing you to make quick work of pesky prep tasks that — let's be honest — no one enjoys.

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Tired of sweeping up tiny messes with your hands? Then this portable handheld vacuum cleaner is a game-changer. It's chargeable and perfect for picking up crumbs, dust, and hair in hard-to-reach places. It comes in black, white, mint, blue, and pink and has a super sleek, modern design that's lightweight and easy to store.

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Perfectly cooked rice begins with precise measurements. Help friends and family measure grains like a pro with this convenient dispenser. We love it for the airtight lid that keeps rice fresh, but they may just love it for the natural bamboo vibes it brings to their kitchen.

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With so many people still working and learning from home, this detachable bed shelf is a no-brainer, and influencers on TikTok are loving its practicality. It's a great alternative to a nightstand, with just enough room to hold your drink and other bedside essentials — there's even a little spot to feed a charger through for your phone. This is a great gift for a student or anyone who likes to lay in bed and have everything they need handy.

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Warm drinks are always more enjoyable in cute mugs. This mid-century modern glass mug comes in clear, amber, rose, or iridescent (you have to see it!) colors and has a handsome wooden lid that keeps your cozy beverage at a cozy temperature. It's all the rage on #CoffeeTok, too.

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This one is for all the meal-preppers and people who are back to working in an office and in need of lunches or snacks on the go. These popular reusable silicone bags are great, because unlike Tupperware, there's no chance of losing those tops. They come in different sizes and colors, can be sealed tightly for freshness, and are transparent enough to easily identify what's inside. The best part is that they're microwave- and dishwasher-safe, so they're just as easy to clean as they are to use.

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A great practical gift is something that fixes one of life's many everyday inconveniences. For some people, one of those issues is spilling their beverage. This anti-spill cup holder fits any drink (hot or cold) and can adjust to a cup, can, or coffee mug's circumference. If there's a clumsy person in your life who's prone to making messes, give them the gift of one less spill to clean.

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Bet you never thought you could gift a sunset, right? This projection lamp brings the warm, inviting light of a sunset right into any home. This tiny device is the secret to TikTokers' colorful, ambient lighting — and it can be your friends — or yours — too.

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Over on Kitchentok, it's all about the aesthetics. There's nothing more aesthetically pleasing than watching someone cook a delicious meal from start to finish. This glass cooking pot goes a step above the aerial view and giave you a 360º view of your food. There's no need to remove the lid — it's 100 percent safe — and even has heat-resistant handles to boot. Not only is this a cool gift to give, but you might want to add it to your cookware collection, too.

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If you ask me, bathrooms got a bad rep for being one of the hardest places in your house to keep clean. The real struggle zone is the laundry room, and liquid detergent is the main culprit IMO. These detergent cap holders are a low-cost, high-impact addition to your laundry set up, and you can instantly see why. Each holder easily attaches to the spout of your container, holding the cap in place and catching any extra detergent that may leak out.

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When you work from home, eating at your desk is inevitable. And realistically, when you're snacking, crumbs are soon to follow. The same goes for cooking or making coffee. This tabletop vacuum makes cleaning up crumbs so much easier. This is the type of gift you know a person will love — and use — and probably carry to every room in the house to take care of business.

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One of the worst ways to start your day is by having to retrace your steps and track down your keys. This magnetic cloud key holder went viral on TikTok, and rightfully so — it's one of those small, simple things that once you start using it, you don't know how you lived without it. It also costs less than $10 on Amazon.

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It can be awkward — and a little frustrating — to try to prop up your phone on something reliable when you need to be hands-free. This stand is so handy because it's adjustable, fits a phone or a tablet, and is light enough to move wherever you need it. Whether you need an extra screen while you work or the perfect view of your YouTube video while you cook, this stand is a game-changer.

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If you have to work out, you should at least feel cute while you're doing it! Having to choose between wearing a cap or being able to wear your ponytail up high is no longer an issue with this hat. These high-pony caps come in different colors and are designed with a hole perfectly placed for your high ponytail. With two openings instead of one, your hair can be styled up, down, or in between, and your cap will still fit perfectly.

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Most of us already keep drinking water on our bedside tables. But you can help someone elevate their hydration routine with this stylish glass carafe — with a matching cup that fits on top. It's sturdy enough to take a few tumbles, but elegant enough to feel like you've truly arrived.

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Bobby pins are one of those hair accessories that you can never seem to find when you need one — probably because they're so hard to keep tabs on! This magnetic bracelet puts an end to all that drama in a fool-proof way. The band has a silicone strap that securely snaps around your wrist, with a magnetic plate in the middle that collects and holds the bobby pins until you're ready to use them again. Genius!

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TikTokers certainly know how to personalize a space. Which is why they love these colorful LED backlights that magically add a warm aura around your TV based on what you're watching. We tested them and were impressed with how the light colors changed to correspond to the colors on the screen. This gift makes movie nights a lot more epic.

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If you enjoy listening to music, podcasts, or even watching YouTube videos while you're in the shower, you're not alone. However, this is one place where finding a shelf or a ledge to put your phone on isn't going to cut it. Gift this waterproof phone holder from Amazon to see what's got everyone buzzing. You can protect your phone — and play and pause your shows — all without hopping out of the shower.

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One of the downfalls of traveling is not having all the comforts and conveniences of home nearby. This foldable handheld steamer is great on-the-go and heats up within 30 seconds, making it the perfect gift for the neatnik in your life.

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With over three million views on TikTok, to say this door opener has become pretty popular is an understatement. Living through a global pandemic has put everyone on high alert when it comes to how unsanitary high-touch areas like door handles can be. This clips onto your keychain for easy access and has a heavy-duty hook for opening doors and a stylus on its tip for the touchscreens at checkout. This non-touch door opener is a great gift for literally anyone in your life.

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Having a hard time swallowing pills is nothing to be ashamed about. There are plenty of people who struggle with taking their medicine, which is why this little gadget is considered such a life-changer. Whether you need your pills broken in half, cut up into chunks, or turned into a fine powder, this gadget is exactly what you need.

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Keep your loved ones safe and sound with this TikTok-famous personal security system from Birdie. The innovative bite-sized device fits discretely on a keychain or purse and blares a 115-decibel siren when activated, alerting those nearby that you may need help.

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Cleaning products definitely make for unexpected stocking stuffers. But whoever you give this to will be thanking you as soon as they try it. It holds eight times its weight in liquid and can get refreshed in the washing machine to keep cleaning up spills for a long time. See the viral TikToks for proof!

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A couple of inventors on "Shark Tank" made it possible for you to have your phone in all conditions, and now the product is on Amazon! This thermal phone case has NASA spacesuit technology that allows your phone to maintain an optimal operating temperature, no matter the weather.

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TikTok is loving this $30 projector because is the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside. Not only does the Galaxy Projector fill your entire room with stars and constellations, but it also has a LED cloud and a Bluetooth speaker. This colorful light show is a great gift for children or adults and is guaranteed to impress.

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Whether you work from home, have an extensive home theatre setup, or an unfortunate lack of power outlets, TikTok found the solution. This surge protector is a funky, flexible power strip with three AC outlets and 2 USB charging ports. The coolest part about this is that each port is positioned on its own little adjustable block so that each plug is guaranteed to fit.

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If you have a smartphone, chances are, you've found yourself blowing air into the charging port. With such tiny little slits, it's easy for dirt and dust to get trapped, making it hard (or impossible) to charge your phone. Of course, in comes TikTok to save the day once again. This cleaning and repair kit is a total game-changer and lifesaver. It's got six perfectly sized tools to keep your phone clean and connected. This is a great gift for the tech-lover in your life.

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Maybe you already download movies or shows onto your phone before boarding a plane, just in case there's no in-flight entertainment. But do you have comfortable way to watch your phone? Now you do! This thrifty device clamps onto airplane seat backs and lets you enjoy your entertainment in style. Gift one to a friend and one to yourself so you don't get jealous.

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Two organizing super powers combined to make a planner that helps anyone tackle daily, weekly, monthly, and — amazingly — lifelong goals. The Panda planning system — a hot commodity on Organizing Tok — gets Rocketbook's digital upgrade to let you keep track of schedules, projects, and goals on your computer or phone. Perfect for planner newbies and diehards.

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Anyone who enjoys toast will have their mind blown by this toaster from the future. Instead of using a primitive (and unreliable) number dial to choose your level of doneness, the touch screen here actually shows you how done your toast will be and lets you choose from there. It also heats up quicker than traditional toasters to create great flavor without drying food out — very smart!