If you’re worried about what to give the best humans on your list this year, we’ve created an Amazon gift guide that has something for everyone… and it’s probably something they would have bought themselves. Yeah, we’re just that good.
From Instant Pots and DNA kits to ceramic hair dryers and dog cameras, we’ve rounded up our favorites for this gift guide from Amazon’s most wanted items. (That’s where we found them. We’re bad at keeping secrets. We got you #5.)
24 of Amazon’s Most Wanted Holiday Gifts
- iRobot Roomba 690 with WiFi
These little Roomba robots are exactly the type of thing that someone in the 1980s would have predicted we would have in 2018. Except, in their eyes, it would probably also be holding conversations with you and could do your laundry and walk your dog. This one just sucks up garbage while your cat rides it around. You’re just one video away from Internet fame.
The Ember mug keeps your liquid at the perfect temperature. No more cold coffee! How much would you pay for your coffee not to get cold? If it’s $80 dollars, then this is just right for you. Now, please step over here and take a look at these wonderful SMEG toasters.
This gift is for the chef who doesn’t enjoy cooking anything “low and slow.” Meaning: the person who you give this to probably isn’t a chef and maybe hates cooking. The Instant Pot can make meals in minutes, which is great for anyone who was supposed to have made dinner 25 minutes ago but totally “lost track of time.” Andrew, you know what you did to that casserole.
A letter board is a fun gift for someone who does a lot of entertaining! They can spell out things like: “Welcome!” and “Leave your coats to the left!” and “Happy Birthday Tina! I can’t believe I’m still throwing you a party after you stole my boyfriend in college! I’m a pushover!”
The Echo Dot (aka Alexa) has become ubiquitous. If someone doesn’t have one, this is a great time to tell them they aren’t hashtag hipwithit and get them one. Alexa plays music, tells you the weather, answers questions and records everything you say. …
Looking for a gift for the streaming service fanatic? This lets them find, watch, and voice control all of their streaming services. Now when they scream at the TV, it does something cool instead of just sitting there all lit up and loud and smug. I hate smug TVs. Always playing things. Like Law & Order.
This adorable camera is small enough to fit in your purse, which makes it perfect to take to parties or around town. Just load it up with a Fujifilm Instax film and get snapping. They can hand off the printed photos of everyone’s bad decisions the next morning. Everyone loves a keepsake they’re ashamed of. Coincidentally, keepsake is our mom’s nickname for us!
When you give someone a gaming system, it’s really a present for their significant other. The Nintendo Switch one can be taken on the go or plugged in to the TV so the love of their life can finally take some time away from them. (And play Zelda when they’re not around.)
Women making waves is the name of the game in Michelle Obama’s bestselling autobiography “Becoming.” It’s the story of the iconic and graceful former First Lady in her own words. That’s what an autobiography is, kids!
According to my editor, everyone will be wearing this dress next year. So, get your fashionable friend this cozy dress in her favorite color. We’ll totally let you get away with saying that you predicted the trend yourself. In fact, just start giving people things and telling them they’re “going to be the hot thing next year,” and then wink and then shush them with a sly smile. Voila! You work in fashion now.
This Revlon infrared hair dryer is a great choice for anyone from your beauty vlogging friend to that male model you have to keep kicking out of bed. It uses infrared technology and a ceramic coating keep it from damaging hair. Too bad it doesn’t work on reputations.
The INFINITPRO is ceramic, so it’s way better for your hair, doesn’t have a clamp, so you won’t get any kinks, and has a barrel that changes widths from 1” to 1.5” so you can choose tighter or looser curls. AND THE BRAND NAME IS IN ALL CAPS. (That’s how you know it means business!)
Why buy a machine that makes water nuggets? Because apparently chicken nuggets don’t keep your drinks cold.
This 80-piece art set includes watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, and comes in a handy carrying case, so your friend can take their lack of art skills anywhere. Not that they need more art supplies. Apparently, they’re already a “creative genius” and “have a painting at the MOMA.”
When your girlfriend says, “get me something practical,” this is it. The Jump Starter is a USB charger, a flashlight, and has enough juice to jump-start her car battery. Or the battery of her yacht. Or motorcycle. Or snowmobile. Oh, your girlfriend’s last name is also Croft? That’s weird.
This synthetic 14-piece makeup brush set is tested by makeup artists and pros alike. It’s also really affordable so if you’re trying to impress your sister-in-law on a budget, this is perfect. She’ll think of you every time she paints her entire face with globs of color and smushed plants makeup.
Whoever you give this set of 12 bath bombs to probably needs a little bit of TLC, so we made you a shopping list for them. 🎶 On the 12th day of Christmas my best friend gave to me: 12 Bath Bombs, 11 essential oils, 10 scented candles, 9 incense burners, 8 new plants, 7 dogs to cuddle, 6 family members flying to see your show getting cancelled, 5 bowls of popcorn, 4 cups of coffee, 3 doses of CBD, 2 Christmas Princes on Netflix, and 1 holiday without your uncle who thinks he’s always righttttttt.🎶
Rechargeable toothbrushes may not seem like the perfect holiday gift, but giving someone a dental hygiene product that’s both sleek and useful says so much. It means you really care about their well-being. It’s basically you screaming: “Hey! I care about you! All the way down to some of your smallest, most exposed bones!” That’s what the holidays are all about.
Have you ever wanted to give someone the gift of finding out their great grandmother wasn’t so sure her husband was coming back from the war? Then this is perfect. Sure, it could ruin the holidays, and yes, your friend has built their whole life on the notion that they’re Italian, but what if they were actually Czech? Our tip? Nezůstávejte na výsledcích. (Don’t stick around for the results.)
When your family comes over and demands that you fry everything in your fridge, put down the oil! This air fryer crisps up food quickly, safely, and with 70% less fat than the traditional fryer. The basket is also dishwasher safe and the whole fryer fits easily on a kitchen counter. Also, if you didn’t flinch at the mention of your family demanding you fry everything in the fridge: Get everyone you know an air fryer.
This dog nanny cam is Alexa-compatible, alerts its owner when they’re barking, and has a wide-angle lens that will show your dog-loving friend what’s going on with their pup day or night. When Spot does something cool, they can get shoot treats at him! 10 points if they catch it on the first try.
The Hydro Flask’s no-slip grip and fun colors are great for the athlete or environmentally-conscious human who wants hot drinks stay hot for up to 6 hours, and cold drinks cold for up to 24. It’s like having a tiny fridge in your bag that only you know about. Unless you put vodka in it and bring it to work. Then everyone will know.
There is something special about giving someone a gift that they might not be able to lift by themselves. These Bowflex dumbbells adjust up to 52.5 pounds and say so many things to the recipient. Like: “You should be able to lift these” or “These are from a handsome stranger who thinks you’d look good with biceps.”
- STANLEY 94-248 65 Piece Homeowner’s DIY Tool Kit
It doesn’t matter if you’re giving this to a “builds her own shelves” gal or a “just moved to a new city and not sure how to open the battery on my beeping fire alarm” guy, this toolkit has everything you need to fix those little household issues. Just add Tim Allen and you’re ready to kick off your New Year’s Resolution with some Home Improvement.
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