Skip To Content

    35 Things To Buy With The Amazon Gift Card You Got For Christmas

    A gift card is a present that delights you twice: once when you first receive it and a second time when your order arrives.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A tube of unicorn snot, AKA glittery lip balm to help you live your most magical life.

    glittery tubes of lip balm that say unicorn snot

    Price: $7.99 (available in six colors)

    2. An all-white, 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle for masochists who think regular puzzles are for amateurs.

    the puzzle

    Promising review: "I got this for my grandma for Christmas. Absolutely everyone loved it and she got a huge kick out of it. I told her at least with this puzzle, she won't be done in an hour. :)” —Mallory Jo

    Price: $26.98

    3. A Loch Ness monster bookmark so you can find your place, even if no one can find the actual Nessie.

    bookmark that looks like loch ness monster swimming in between pages

    Price: $10 (available in three colors)

    4. Rainbow Jenga, a great purchase for design lovers and game masters alike.

    colorful jenga

    Promising review: "I’m very pleased! Smooth-quality paint with solid, heavy wood blocks. Nice colors. Purchased two (for more block options) and wrote on them with a Sharpie to make a custom family game. Love the idea of the colored dice as an added twist. This was a great purchase! Might order another to create a drinking game ;)” —Imneuse

    Price: $12.99

    5. A pair of googly eyes to magically turn anything into a new friend.

    car with googly eyes on it

    Price: $9.99+ (available in two sizes)

    6. A charming kit for building your own tiny, mouse-sized library.

    tiny bookshelf

    The kit comes with 30 books to make by cutting, folding, and gluing them together. The box even converts into a bookshelf once you finish making the books.

    Price: $19.99

    7. A clear umbrella sure to help you achieve of your dreams of it actually raining men, hallelujah!

    clear umbrella with men and rain on it

    Price: $22.95

    8. A pack of vibrant tarot cards proving that the future's looking bright.

    colorful tarot cards

    Price: $20.31

    9. A set of stickers for your iPhone charger so no one can claim that they "accidentally" took yours instead of their frayed and busted cord.


    Price: $2.99+ (available in 11 designs)

    10. A big pack of scrunchies so you'll never ever be without one ever again.

    velvet scrunchies in many colors

    Listen, scrunchies rule. They're gentle on your hair, they don't leave indents on your wrist, and they're a great fashion accessory. End of discussion.

    Price: $11.99 for 36

    11. A frosting kit with 24 icing tips — Susan at the bake sale won't know what hit her.


    The kit comes with 24 icing tips, three couplers, three icing bags, and a box.

    Promising review: "So far I have only used this kit once but I loved it! The blue sleeves were super easy to clean. There were so many different nozzles to chose from it, and it was great to have all of those options. I am a messy baker and this really helped met to keep the cupcakes looking clean and classy." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $10.99

    12. A live monstera plant that can be safely mailed right to your door.

    reviewer pic of huge monstera

    Monsteras are fairly low maintenance plants and so beautiful! This review photo was taken just five months after the customer got their plant.

    Price: $31.99

    13. A set of animal socks so cute, you'll find yourself aww-ing every time you wear 'em.


    Me, literally right this second: Awwwwwww.

    Price: $16.99 for five

    14. An orb-shaped lamp that'll make you feel like a wizard every time you turn the lights on.

    round light

    Price: $34.95

    15. A bear-y funny pillowcase you should get if you're always hungry and looking for compliments.

    pillowcase that says feed me and tell im pretty with a bear on it

    If you're getting a 16x16 case, consider this insert.

    Price: $8.95+ (available in six sizes)

    16. A collagen coating hair protein treatment that takes your dry, tired hair and turns it into the silky soft locks you've always wanted.

    before: my dry hair after two uses: my hair looking more silky
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    This is the best thing I have ever bought for my dry, dry hair. I use it after shampoo and before conditioner (I left it sit for about five minutes per shower) and the results are staggering. My hair is so much more manageable and silky now. This works so much better than waaayy more expensive hair masks that I've tried. I seriously never want to ever be without it ever again.

    Price: $7.30

    17. Avocado Smash — a fast-paced game to enjoy with the family members that are still in town.

    avocado case with playing cards

    You need at least two players to play but there is no limit to the amount of players. Whoever is most obsessed with avocados goes first. You start by putting down cards and saying what number turn it is. Once you hit 15, start over. If a player puts down a number card and it matches the number they say out loud, everyone needs to place their hands in the middle. Last person to put their hand down has to take up all the cards. There are also guacamole, smash, and reverse cards to keep things interesting. The first person to get rid of all their cards wins.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my granddaughter. My granddaughters love to sit down and play board games every weekend and have a ball doing it. But this is a game-changer. :) They got it out and were playing it in their room and I heard screaming and laughing and fun noises, coming from the room. It is a fast paced, easy to learn, very competitive game they absolutely loved. I have never heard this reaction from any game they played, and everyone of them had fun doing it. No exceptions. I think it is a great way to bring your family together for good quality time, and this will keep them off the devices for a while and bring everyone a bit closer together for moments of fun and memories. Get it! :)" —Millie The Writer

    Price: $15.69

    18. Trendy, pearl-covered barrettes you won't be able to clam up about.

    pearl-covered barrettes

    Promising review: "Exactly as advertised. Great price point to test out this trend. I received many compliments my first time wearing these. I did not experience any issues with breakage yet. Highly recommended!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. A set of fragrant bath bombs for enjoying a little R&R after the holiday season — you deserve it.

    bath tub with flowers in it and bath bombs on the side

    Promising review: "I have a bathtub addiction and am a five to six night a week bathtubber, so when I say I’ve tried all the bath bombs Amazon provides, I’m serious. I keep going back to these, not only because of the price but because they actually work well. They don’t have all those annoying glitters, and the scent actually sticks to your skin and serves a hydration purpose. I can’t say enough how much I love these over the 10 to 12 other brands I’ve tried." —JH

    Price: $26.80 for 12

    20. A little sheep who's happy to keep your TP rolls organized. Admit it, you want it baaadly.

    metal sheep holder with seven rolls of toilet paper that look like its wool

    Every time you use the TP, it'll be like you're shaving the sheep, lol.

    Promising review: "It’s practical and cute how can you go wrong! We opted to mounting it because of limited bathroom space and it was really easy to install. It’s holds a lot of toilet paper and you can stack much more and it just looks like a super fluffy sheep! Looks great in our bathroom and helps in storage if extra toilet paper." —Chezi Z.

    Price: $34.99

    21. A rainbow doormat from the Novogratz collection that'll look great-ient outside your door.

    rainbow doormat

    Promising review: "The cutest way to brighten up a drab apartment walkway. Colors are vivid, mat is sturdy and has held up well." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $18.85

    22. A set of nourishing sheet masks because it's winter and your skin is feeling super thirsty.

    face masks

    Read our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

    Promising review: "I'm a guy that cares about my skin. I'm 40 and our rough Chicago winters wreak havoc with my combination skin. I bought this pack on an impulse. Omg! The first night I used the herbal one. I read the ingredients and the mask smelled exactly like what it said it was. I could feel it working and when I took it off, the effect was instant. My skin was literally flawless and not for five minutes! It stayed tight and moisturized all day. I love these masks even though they're quite messy to apply. Ordered more. At this price and effect, this product is a steal!" —PaulP

    Price: $11.99 for 16

    23. An Instant Pot that'll change the way you cook in 2020. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer all rolled into one nifty kitchen gadget.

    the instant pot

    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer! Check out our review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Price: $59.92+ (available in three sizes and colors)

    24. An eyeliner stamp for getting perfect wings every 👏 single 👏 time 👏.


    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, tried normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! So when I saw this I thought, meh, why not give it a shot... It's not like my hopes were high since nothing else has been efficient or worked as it should.

    I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES...LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There was no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line.

    I love that it has two ends as well, one with the stamp and one with a thin tip so you can connect your liner and cat eye. I can now do a cat eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass and everyone can think I spend hours doing my make-up in the morning." —LadyMeow

    Price: $13.97

    25. A fancy, fruity cat cap you're sure to love (even if your cat doesn't).

    26. A Wheel of Fortune 2021 daily calendar so you can see how you'd do on the show.


    Price: $14.29

    27. A 1,000-piece murder mystery puzzle that's basically two forms of entertainment in one! Once you piece together the puzzle, you can piece together the whodunnit by reading the included booklet.

    The puzzle

    Promising review: "My parents bought one of these puzzles at the beginning of quarantine and recently sent me one. I forgot how enjoyable puzzles are, y'all! Space is limited in my small apartment so I actually put it together on my living room floor. (Honestly, a puzzle mat would have been great because we basically had to avoid the corner of the room where the puzzle was.) It was nice to take a short break during work and piece together the puzzle bit by bit. My partner and I also enjoyed having a shared activity since we usually go do our own thing after dinner; this was a nice way to bond even though we spend basically 24/7 together." —Melanie Aman, BuzzFeed Staff

    Price: $15.98

    28. A set of 150 questions inspired by the Love Language test to deepen your connection with your SO even more. There's only so many times you can ask them what they want for dinner, after all.

    The deck, which includes questions like "If you could travel back in time for one day, what year would it be and why?" and "If we as a couple had a theme song what would it be?"

    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I have been together for a really long time and this game was still so much fun! We played it after a night of drinking wine and cooking so we were pretty honest during these questions. We almost went through the whole deck in one sitting but finally put it away so we can play again." —Chelsbells32

    Price: $24.95

    29. A carbonated bubble clay mask that'll help refresh your face and put on a good show while it does it.,

    Promising review: "I love this mask. I have combination skin, oily in spots and dry in others. This stuff works miracles on my blackheads, and my skin feels awesome. I will say that I definitely feel like I need to moisturize afterwards but you should anyway." —Kristina

    Price: $11.99

    30. A set of LED light saber chopsticks to make fights over the last dumpling extra dramatic.

    models duke it out with glowing chopsticks over a bowl of rice

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Price: $14.97 for two

    31. A pair of incredibly soft hybrid leggings and joggers for anyone looking for both supreme comfort and style.

    Reviewer in a pair of dark green joggers with an elastic drawstring high waist

    Promising review: "Best sweatpants ever. I can't explain how genuinely happy I am that these pants fit. I have trouble finding pants that fit AND are comfortable AND look good and i just found all three. These pants are very comfortable and soft but not see through even if you stretch it. The material seems thin enough to let you breathe but thick and durable enough to last one to three-plus years. (Hard to tell based on one wear, will update as time goes by.) Ordered a 3x and it fits perfectly. I also usually hate wide waistbands especially on my belly but this one is very soft and just mostly feels like extra layers of fabric, but is still pretty secure on your waist. Will definitely buy multiple pairs. :)" —Stacey

    Price: $9.99+ (available in women's sizes S-3X and dozens of colors)

    32. A compact mini donut maker to turn your kitchen in the bakery you always knew it could be. Time to unveil your latest strawberry milkshake donut to the world!


    The donuts cook within minutes, have an auto shut-off to stop them from overheating, and come with a recipe book that even includes gluten-free and Paleo-friendly options. Bonus? They don't even need to figure out how to make donuts — this machine will take store bought brownie, muffin, and cake mix just fine.

    Promising review: "Absolutely awesome. It took me about five minutes to make the dough for these amazing donuts and it took only one and a half minutes to have them hot and ready. Love it when Dash comes out with new products so my family and I can continue to make wonderful memories especially during this quarantine." —TJ Davis

    Price: $24.99

    33. A Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker complete with a lil' strap so you can take your tunes and new BFF wherever you go.

    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: $15.99

    34. A miniature greenhouse kit so you can finally achieve your dreams of opening a plant store (for ants).


    The kit comes with LED lights, pigment, glue, tweezers, various miniature tools, and everything they need to construct the greenhouse.

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved assembling this kit! Instructions and materials supplied are good. I will buy another one as I enjoyed assembling it so much I was kind of sad when I was done. It is a wonderful finished product. I really enjoyed changing up with you things and making it my own." —Marcia Britain

    Price: $39.99+ (available in three styles)

    35. An alcohol-themed dog toy so everyone can enjoy a "hair of the dog" in the morning.,

    Promising review: "I don't always buy dog toys, but when I do, I choose something that will make me laugh. This toy is perfect for the most interesting dog in the world." —redhead7211

    Price: $9.95 (available in nine styles)

    The gift-giving (and getting) season never has to end!


    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.