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    33 Things From Amazon That'll Make Perfect Gifts

    Birthday cake face masks, a desktop tetherball kit, the perfect pair of high-rise leggings, and more.

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    1. A Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker for the person who has not stopped talking about The Mandalorian since it came out. This ~child~ has over four hours of music time with a single charge, plus it comes with a convenient carrying strap.

    Promising review: "I just wanted a small Bluetooth speaker for bedtime audio books. This is louder than I expected and my son just loves it! It is easy to keep nearby because of its small size, and I am happy with this purchase!" —ray cerda

    Price: $18.99

    2. A NYX countdown calendar they'll rip open in its entirety as soon as they receive it, but hey! Patience is for squares! This is packed with 12 lip products ranging from a shiny pink butter gloss to the perfect matte red formula — both of which have a *massive* cult following.

    the pink holiday calendar

    Promising review (butter gloss): "As a wedding makeup specialist, I use these on all of my brides and bridal parties! Every bride I touch goes home with a touch-up kit of items they may need throughout the day and every kit comes with a NYX Butter Gloss! These are amazing quality at a GREAT price. Many beautiful shades as well that mix wonderfully. Would and do highly recommend these to everyone!" —Taylor

    Price: $35.64

    3. Microsuede ankle booties guaranteed to become part of their daily uniform due to how comfy, versatile, and stylish they are. *cries softly when thinking about having to gift these boots as opposed to keeping them for myself*


    FYI, these are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give 'em a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "Yesss. I was looking to replace a far more expensive pair of boots (I wear a size 12). I'm so surprised at the look and fit of these shoes. Nailed it, Amazon!" —Allison Buck

    Price: $35 (available in sizes 5–13 and in two colors)

    4. A Friends cookbook for the pal who has watched every single episode an unhealthy amount of times. This book makes it easy to whip up Not-So-Fine Margaritas, Engagement Ring Lasagna, and Fried Stuff with Cheese, plus inside jokes are sprinkled throughout each recipe.

    the book

    Price: $9.82

    5. A desktop tetherball kit to transport your childhood friend back to middle school gym class (but like, in a good way). This neat little gift comes with a tetherball pole and a 32-page illustrated mini book that discusses all the ~fun history~ behind the game. TBH this is very much the only sports gift I'd be happy to receive.

    Promising review: "I got this for my boyfriend to keep in his office at work. He loves playing the real thing, so I knew he would love the mini tetherball. I was right, he did. On his downtime when he gets bored, he can now paw at this mini replica." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $9.95

    6. A knee-length sweater coat they'll start to drape on over every single outfit...every single day. Not only will this keep them warm, but it can truly make a plain white tee and black leggings look chic.

    model wearing the brown midi-length jacket

    Promising review: "I received this sweater yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at the quality for the price. I have a large collection of sweater coats most of them far more costly or part cashmere. This sweater is on the thicker side and works for fall. I wore all day and not a wrinkle!" —Love shopping

    Price: $35 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in six colors)

    7. An Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition of the Nintendo Switch, because the upkeep of their island is of utmost importance in 2020 and it's basically all they've talked about for the last seven months. No intended shade.


    This set includes a Switch console, Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and two Joy-Con strap accessories.

    Promising review: "I couldn't believe my luck when I was able to snag one at MSRP after the release date. It's so cute! I like the design of this one much better than the other switches, and the dock is adorable, especially if you're an Animal Crossing fan. And it's the newer version with improved battery life, too! I was thinking about getting a Switch for a while, but the lack of games I absolutely had to have and the colors (I'm not a big fan of the standard colors/designs) put me off. Animal Crossing solved both of these problems with ACNH and this amazing special edition." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $299

    8. A Jane Austen planter pot that would make any bibliophile shed tears of joy regardless of their pride (and prejudice). If they love books but hate greenery, they can use this to store makeup, dish sponges, keys, and more. The possibilities are endless.

    the white planter pot

    The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild actually has a few different planters to choose from, including Shakespeare and Einstein.

    Promising review: "I love it! I am OBSESSED with Jane Austen so I ordered this for my desk. It is small, about the size of a teacup, but makes me smile every time I see it." —Madelyn Petrovich

    Price: $13.95

    9. Cravory Cookies so delicious, they'll probably eat all 12 treats in a single sitting (fair). Here are all the individually-wrapped flavors that come in the box: birthday cake, chocolate chip, cookie monster, lemon bar, salted caramel cream, and red velvet. Two of each. I am drooling at the thought.

    Promising review: "So happy these cookies are available on Amazon! They are my favorite in San Diego — I even had them at my wedding! Shipping was super fast; they came the next day." —Kate

    Price: $35.99 (for 12)

    10. A box set of The Office: The Complete Series because the show is apparently leaving Netflix in 2021, and you don't know how your Dundler Mifflin-obsessed friend will cope. This *even* comes with bonus features and deleted scenes

    the boxed DVD set

    Promising review: "This show is so good! So easy to watch again and again. Leaving Netflix soon, so this box set will keep me watching forever. Great for yourself, great as a gift. Don't overthink it. Get it." —JoeGriff

    Price: $49.96

    11. Seamed ponte knit leggings to end their quest for the perfect leggings. This is it, kiddos. These are designed with two functioning back pockets, they're super high-rise (no underwear appearances), plus they're available in short, regular, and long lengths.


    FYI, these are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give 'em a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "My leggings are always tearing, or they thin-out, or they look cheap... But THESE leggings are amazing. The pleats, stitching, and REAL pockets (no annoying fake pockets!) make the pants look nice enough that I can get away with wearing them as business casual. They're also so incredibly comfortable." —J&S

    Price: $22.50 (available in sizes XS–XXL; in short, regular, and long lengths; and six colors)

    12. Out of Print toddler socks for the littlest bébé in your circle. To be honest, this is more of a gift for yourself. I mean, their little feet! In these little library socks! It's the joy we need in 2020.

    toddler library socks in yellow and pink

    These even come in designs inspired by The Little Prince, Where the Wild Things Are, and more!

    Promising review: "These socks are adorable! I bought them with a copy of the book for my nephew. The grips on the bottom are great and I love that the pairs can be mixed and matched together. I feel like they were a great deal and so cute. This brand have combined my love of books and socks and continues to be a source of gifts for others and myself." —Madeline Schultz

    Price: $12 (for a pack of 12, available in seven styles).

    13. An I Dew Care wash-off mask that that smells (and looks!) as delicious as a funfetti slice. Sending them birthday cake skincare with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and squalane > an actual birthday cake, and I mean that with every ounce of my being.

    Amazon, @idewcare / Via

    Promising review: "I Dew Care really outdid themselves on this mask. It is super hydrating and made my skin feel soft and bouncy, and it also left it with a little glow without a serum. It washed off like a dream and the scent is so good. If you don't like sweet scents I wouldn't recommend, but it smells just like cupcake batter." —Abigail Karl

    Price: $25 (available in three formulas)

    14. A Bodum pour-over coffee maker lauded by reviewers as a fantastic dupe for more expensive brands. This foolproof gadget is designed with heat-resistant borosilicate glass and a permanent mesh filter to give their coffee more flavor than a paper filter would.

    reviewer photo of clear coffee maker with coffee inside

    Promising review: "I wanted to wait to review this product until I had the opportunity to use it for a small amount of time...and then I lapsed into the blissful ease of a perfect coffee experience every morning and it slipped my mind. If you are looking for a more durable and cheaper Chemex alternative, this is it. Not only is it suuuuper attractive on the counter, but it functions incredibly well. Five stars all around." —Amanda Dougherty

    Price: $9.99+ (available in five sizes and styles)

    15. A mini cross-stitch kit for a quarantine hobby that *isn't* Netflix. This includes everything they need to start on one of four The Nightmare Before Christmas designs: a tiny 32-page book with instructions, three pieces of cotton cloth, an embroidery hoop, and embroidery thread.


    Promising review: "OMG I love this set. It’s so cute to give as a gift or to keep for yourself. Easy to read and follow directions." —Kelly McQueen

    Price: $7.99

    16. A supremely cozy pom pom blanket they'll genuinely use all 👏 the 👏 time 👏. Their movie nights and Netflix binges will be improved by about 1000%, and it'll all be thanks to y-o-u.

    Three fleece blankets with pom pom edges

    Promising review: "My husband, dog and I all really love this blanket. The color is as pictured and as soft as described. The pompoms are sewn on really well and I don't think they will fall off. I have already washed this a couple of times and it has come out good as new. The material does not mat in the wash and drier and quality is outstanding." —ShortcakeBun

    Price: $14.99+ (available in 15 colors and five sizes).

    17. A 6-quart Vortex air fryer for making all of their favorite comfort foods — we're talking everything from wings and glazed donuts to charred Brussels sprouts and sesame chicken — *without* having to use hot oil. It's even great for crisping up leftovers!

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    "I've had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it's become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it's large enough to a good amount of food at once, it's easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I've been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you're cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don't get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don't mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there's no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn't believe I made this at home!!"" —Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeed writer

    Price: $119.99

    Check out my colleague's Instant Vortex Air Fryer review for more mouthwatering inspiration!

    18. A Cadbury chocolate box stuffed to the brim with 10 delicious, full-sized bars (including the beloved dairy milk caramel bar). Plus, they're shipped from the UK so their taste buds will feel like they're riding the tube past Big Ben with every bite.

    10 different chocolates

    Promising review: "I never knew how many different varieties Cadbury made. Each one more delicious, I can’t decide which is my favorite. It arrived earlier then stated and I was so excited to see it. Cadbury was my favorite here in the US and the English versions are even better. I already ordered another box because I absolutely love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $19.63

    19. A multipurpose glass kitchen board that adds a ton of style, but does *not* take up a lot of space. This functions as a trivet for hot pots and plates, makes for the ideal cutting board, and is the perfect way to display fruits, meats, and cheeses. Talk about a gouda gift, eh?


    This carpet-inspired kitchen board is heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and has nonslip rubber feet to ensure it stays in place.

    Promising review: "Perfect addition to the countertop. Instead of tucking it away like most cutting boards, this is one to display. Stays put, no sliding, and just big enough for slicing up veggies for a salad. We've also used it for hot dishes on the dining room table." —C M Moriarty

    Price: $19.99

    20. A 12-pack canister of blooming tea so they can have caffeine and an Insta-worthy show every morrow. Each flower can be reused up to three times for up to 20 cups of tea, which means they'll get a *whole* lotta pretty tea from just this one gift.

    reviewer photo of clear pitcher with blooming tea inside

    Promising review: "I am completely hooked on blooming/flowering teas. I was raised by British parents, so I grew up drinking English Breakfast Tea (which is still delicious), but I found that the milk and sugar I added to it were not always pleasing to my body later on. The flowering tea is extremely refreshing to drink at any time of day and each bloom provides up to three steeps. I usually just fish my bloom out of the teapot with some small tongs and then place it in a little container in the fridge." —Sarah Johnston

    Price: $19.95

    21. A fantastically chunky ribbed cardigan that they're going to go ahead and assume has some sort of relationship with Taylor Swift. I mean, 10/10 this would be the muse behind a hit single., Amazon

    Promising review: "This cardigan for the price is a great buy! It styles so easily back to so many outfits and feels so great on! It will definitely become one of my go to pieces this fall/holiday." —Jess

    Price: $49.90 (available in sizes XXS-3X and in two colors)

    22. A calligraphy guide book for anyone looking to improve their penmanship and eventually create their own Etsy shop. These easy-to-follow instructions will turn their doodles and scribbles into a work of legible art. Da Vinci? We (we in this context = me and my eyebrows) don't know him.

    the book

    Promising review: "I LOVE this book!! I’ve wanted to improve my penmanship and learn modern calligraphy and lettering for a looooong time. I thought I’d give this book a try and I’m so confident in my lettering now. I’m excited to create my own projects and show off my new skills." —KHenderson

    Price: $6.99

    23. An electric S'mores maker to bring the great outdoors into the comfort of their own home. This unit comes equipped with two stainless-steel roasting forks and will get them a perfectly toasted marshmallow every single time.

    Promising review: "Amazing s’mores! My fiancé loves s’mores so I thought this would be a great birthday gift. We plugged it in and it works perfectly. Heats up fast and makes a perfect marshmallow." —Dakota N.

    Price: $19.99

    24. A Joseph Joseph kitchen tool set complete with a magnetic stand for easy, convenient storage and the following five tools: a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon, and a ladle. Phew. Prepare for a million thank yous if they have a teeny kitchen but love to cook.

    the magnetic storage stand and five utensils

    "Someone gifted me one of these many moons ago, and the utensils have held up for over four years! They're still as perfectly magnetized and functional as they were when they first arrived, and I barely ever notice them even though my counter space is approximately that of a lunch tray (wish I were kidding!!!)." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed editor

    Price: $28

    25. A fitted turtleneck sweater designed with the phrase ~wardrobe staple~ in mind. They'll be able to pair this top with some booties, high-waisted denim, and a red lip for an immediately chic look — talk about the perfect no-frills gift.


    FYI, these are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "Such a great quality sweater. It’s so soft and the size small fit me perfectly. I paired with the high waisted pants because it’s cropped a bit and wore underneath a dress." —Kelly Matthews

    Price: $39.90 (available in sizes XXS–3X and in five colors)

    26. A durable and nonstick brownie pan that adds delicious, chewy corners to every brownie they bake for a dessert that has *just* the right amount of crispness. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to a) order this for a friend and b) order this for myself.

    reviewer photo of the brownie pan

    Plus, the nonstick coating (and the included spatula) guarantees that no crumbs will be left behind on your pan.

    Promising review: "These are the best brownies I have ever cannot stop eating them. I saw this pan on SharkTank and had to try it. I know it's on the expensive side, but it is the only brownie pan you will ever have to buy! I love it!" —globalgamble

    Price: $36.95

    27. A Truff hot sauce, because they thought pizza was already perfect — but they're wrong. This blend of white truffle, ripe chilli pepper, and organic agave nectar adds extra flavor to anything, from pizza to their morning breakfast sandwich. (It's even loved by Queen Oprah herself and was on her list of favorite things this year.)

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is the hot sauce of the gods. It's beautiful. I don't even like to stand next to the packaging because I know it makes me look less attractive. Yes, but what about the taste you may ask? The flavors of this white truffle hot sauce is so complex and tastes differently depending on what you are pairing it with...but without a doubt, it tastes amazing every time. The flavors will dance around your mouth and tease your taste buds with delight." —Blake Driver

    Price: $34.99

    Check out our Truff hot sauce review for more deets!

    28. A marble organizer to make hand-me-down utensils and old school supplies look luxe. For everything from kitchens to home offices, this functional piece is the perfect way for them to ~dress up~ their space.

    the marble holder with copper utensils inside

    Promising review: "I bought this for my makeup brushes and it did not disappoint. When I opened it I actually thought it was going to be way too small, but because it isn't totally round it ended up holding way more than I thought it would. Plus, it looks really great on my counter." —Alexis Puzzella

    Price: $9.99 (available in eight colors)

    29. BuzzFeed's Goodful stainless-steel straws for a more eco-friendly approach to sipping their iced coffee. This set comes equipped with two collapsible straws, a cleaning brush, and a carrying pouch — plus, both straws are adjustable in size and can accommodate different cups.


    Promising review: "This is a great straw. I had bamboo in the past, but these are much easier to clean and don’t absorb the smell or taste of what you're drinking. The fact that they collapse and have a carrying case that fits in the smallest purse is a big plus for me." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $12.99

    30. A copy of Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything, a fantastical (and morbidly funny) glimpse into the history of medicine.

    the book

    Promising review: "Entertaining, witty, and chock full of the kinds of facts I personally love to share at parties. Ranging from coffee enemas to putting leeches on your tonsils, this book explores the fascinating and often pseudoscientific lengths people have gone to cure the incurable." —Map

    Price: $14.49

    31. A Dash panini press for whipping up everything from a solid grilled cheese to a fancy omelet. If they have limited space but prefer something a little more ~gourmet~ than a PB&J with the crusts cut off, this kitchen gadget is the epitome of small but mighty.

    Promising review: "I swear by this little device. I love it so much that I even bought it for our work gift exchange just to spread the love. Honestly, I use this several times a week simply because of how quick and easy it is to use. It doesn’t have a ton of buttons to fiddle around with and it gets hot fast! You have hot, delicious sandwiches in a matter of minutes. The only thing I wish is that the cooking plates came out for easier cleaning, but that’s about it. For the price and size, this little device is efficient, stores great and works wonderfully." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $19.99

    32. A personalized pillowcase for ye old sap who loves a cheesy, thoughtful gift. Customized this with a personal message (including a ~to and from~ section), send it to your long-distance significant other, and expect a Nicholas Sparks novel to be written in your honor.

    the white pillowcase with a postcard design

    Promising review: "My husband is currently deployed. This is the first deployment I have been through. He customized everything on this pillow and then mailed it to me as a surprise. When I read it, it made me cry. This is such a thoughtful gift. It is good quality for a pillow case and the colors and lines are sharp. I absolutely love it!" —Alan D.

    Price: $20.85

    33. Music-inspired playing cards that truly ~rock~ and roll. With over 52 cards including the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Prince, and Nina Simone, these can cure boredom blues in a jiffy and are the perfect present for any music lover.


    Promising review: "We have the Genius musicians and Genius writers playing cards. I know they are, uh, like quadruple the price of a regular Bicycle deck of cards, but I have to say that I LOVE them. They just make my heart happy, I can't help it. The cards are great quality. And I love the artistic depictions of each musician. The drawings are so thoughtful and (mostly) accurate. The Genius cards have become my favorites to play with. They're pricey but so worth it!" —Ladybug

    Price: $10.99

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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