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

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

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    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.

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    Price: $7.99 (available in six colors)

    2. An all-white, 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle for masochists who think regular puzzles are for amateurs.

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    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 candle that smells like Friday night football, but sadly nothing like Michael B. Jordan.

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    It smells like leather cleats on freshly cut grass, concession stand treats, cool fall air, with just a hint of dirt and musk.

    Price: $29.95

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

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    Price: $10 (available in two colors)

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

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    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: $11.99

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

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    Price: $8.99+ (available in two sizes)

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

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    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: $19.09

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

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    Price: $22.95

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

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    Price: $18.31

    10. 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.

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    Price: $2.99+ (available in 11 designs)

    11. A Hogwarts wax seal kit so you can blow everyone away with your incredible thank you cards. Classic Ravenclaw/Gryffindor/Hufflepuff/Slytherin move.

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    It comes with two candles and a stamper.

    Price: $29.50 for Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw

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

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    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: $9.99 for 36

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

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    The kit comes with 24 icing tips, 3 couplers, 3 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: $9.59

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

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

    Price: $29.99

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

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    Me, literally right this second: Awwwwwww.

    Price: $17.99 for five

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

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    Price: $38.95

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

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

    Price: $3.99+ (available in six sizes)

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

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    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: $7.50

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

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    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: $9.99

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

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    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 $5.99.

    21. A cream-to-water Bliss moisturizer that'll help protect your skin against the cold, dry air. It's super lightweight yet offers deep hydration so you'll be glowing all winter long.

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    This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and doesn't contain parabens, phthalates, sulfates, SLS, SLES, etc.

    Promising review: "It took me a long time to find the perfectly balanced moisturizer; Bliss is it. Not oily, doesn’t leave a residue, completely refreshes and moisturizes while soaking in quickly, and no terrible frangrance. It’s like a light airy whipped gel that also minimizes my pores. It might be magic and that’s why I’ll keep buying it." —MRRaby

    Price: $17.99

    22. A set of fragrant bath bombs for enjoying a little R&R after the holiday season. Family gatherings can be very stressful.

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    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

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

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    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

    24. A satin kimono robe you can wear at home for an extra dose of fanciness or as a gorgeous jacket when the weather gets warmer.

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    Promising review: "These are truly beautiful. The colors are vibrant and really pretty. The quality is something you'd expect from a much more expensive piece. I will buy these again and again for gifts and for my daughters and myself. Every time I've given them to someone they've loved them. You cannot go wrong with these." —Chloe

    Price: $35 (available in 12 colors)

    25. A rainbow doormat from the Novogratz collection that'll put a smile on your face every time you step out the door.

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    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

    26. A spice kit by BuzzFeed's Tasty for adding a kick to your favorite recipes. These zesty blends can rescue the blandest of chicken breasts.

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    Promising review: "I have used these to replace 90% of what I used to use. They are seriously that good. Super fresh and delightfully mixed! You will not regret having these in reach when you next cook. Seriously. I have made spaghetti sauce, Alfredo, and shepherd's pie using mostly just these jars." —Mila

    Price: $23.89

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

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    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

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A Harry Potter coloring book so you can unwind and escape to Hogwarts Castle when real life gets to be a bit too much.

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    Promising review: "I am an adult who seriously enjoys coloring. I also have a deep appreciation for Harry Potter everything. This coloring book is the best of both worlds! There are colored stills from the movie at the end of this book to assist in choosing the correct shades to use throughout the book. Definitely worth the money." —Amanda

    Price: $10.99

    29. And a set of smooth and pigmented colored pencils to use with your prized collection of coloring books.

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    Promising review: "These are perfect for use in adult coloring books. The pencils are incredibly easy to use and sharpen. They offer super coverage with no pressure needed and the colors are easy to identify. I highly recommend these for relaxing and coloring in some fun designs. I easily finished a page and had zero issues. I was skeptical as to whether or not I'd like coloring, and I didn't want to be annoyed by an inferior pencil. Luckily, my first experience was completely enjoyable." —Sara

    Price: $17.98 for 36

    30. An Instant Pot that'll change the way you cook in 2019. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer all rolled into one nifty kitchen gadget.

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    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

    Get it from Amazon for $59.92+ (available in three sizes and colors).

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

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    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

    32. A BuzzFeed The Good Advice Cupcake wall calendar you'll look forward to flipping through each month. It's packed with adorable images and Cuppy always has a sweet or sassy message for you.

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    Price: $13.48

    33. A pair of mirrored cat-eye sunglasses to bring on your tropical getaway. They're super grammable and block out harmful UV rays!

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love these sunglasses! I have two pairs now, rose gold and black, and both are gorgeous! They come in great packaging so as not to break during shipment and are amazing quality for how inexpensive they are. I always get compliments on my sunglasses, and they are always unique — I hate having something everyone else is wearing. These are amazing, and I would definitely recommend them!" —Mashal

    Price: $9.98 (available in 14 colors)

    34. A DIY dollhouse kit that'll make for a cute piece of decor once you're done building it.

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    This flower house even comes with a little LED light as the lamp!

    Promising review: "I love these kits. There are so many parts, and it looks like you can't do it. But you just follow all the picture directions and you create something so impressive you can't stop looking at it! I especially enjoy making all the tiny plants. The booklet is in English but the pictures are more informative. This kit will be going in the 'backyard' of my 1:24 scale dollhouse." —Deb

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in three designs).

    35. A bottle of multichrome nail polish for a simple way to get Tumblr-worthy galaxy nails.

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    Fair warning: You'll probably be less productive because you'll be too busy staring at your nails.

    Promising review: "OMG this polish is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so in LOVE. It glides onto your nail so smoothly, and you really don't even need a second coat. It shifts colors just as it says. Everyone compliments me when I wear this polish. Can I give this one 100 stars? If you're reading this review to find out if it's worth it, I say ABSOLUTELY go for it." —Stormy

    Price: $13.19

    36. A pack of colorful and eco-friendly stainless steel straws so you can sip your drinks in style.

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    This set comes with five bent and five straight straws, two cleaning brushes, and a carrying pouch.

    Price: $8.97 for 10

    37. A ~paw-some~ mouse pad to give your wrist the support it needs.

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    Promising review: "I love this mousepad! I ordered the light pink one for myself and the light blue one for my mom. They're really good quality, look like the picture, and are SUPER soft. My job requires me to use my mouse a lot and my wrist fits perfectly between the big toe beans! The pads keep my wrist elevated, so I'm not straining it to use my mouse at a weird angle." —Winter S

    Price: $14.89 (available in nine colors)

    38. A Golden Snitch-inspired fidget spinner that'll never leave your hand.

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    Promising review: "This fidget spinner is a hefty little toy! I was expecting a cheap toy for my son but it was so much more! Great quality and spins really well. We have all really enjoyed this spinner!" —Awesterlund87

    Price: $12.99

    39. A small crossbody pouch with just enough room for your essentials.

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    Promising review: "It is a great little bag to just throw on and go!! It can hold my cell phone, my credit cards, plus the little extras like lipstick and keys. This bag is great for errands and running around to my kids' sporting events. I am looking forward to bringing it on my travels in the very near future as this would be great to be hands-free when carrying other things around. The feel of the bag is great and seems quite durable. I will be buying a couple of these bags for my teenage daughters!!" —zammama

    Price: $18.98+ (available in 49 colors)

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

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