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    20 Things From Amazon That Make Perfect Gifts

    For all the foodies, comfort seekers, and bookworms in your life.

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    1. An ice cream maker that I've received as a holiday gift in the past — and boy oh boy, as an ice cream lover, this was the gift that kept on giving. This machine is simple to use; all your recipient really *has* to do is put their ingredients into the machine, turn it on, and in about 20 minutes they'll have a fully churned, velvety bucket of ice cream. This machine also works with nondairy milk for a vegan-friendly option, and can even make some delicious frozen yogurt.

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    Promising review: "I debated purchasing it. I decided to go ahead and gift it to my son for his birthday! I told him that the recipes are so easy even he can make ice cream! He texted back a picture of the ice cream he made, telling me I was right! He claimed that it was the gift he did not know he wanted!" —Drake's Mom

    Price: $59 (originally $69.95; available in six colors)

    2. A neck and shoulder massager with adjustable heat and bidirectional kneading nodes that'll feel as if your giftee has an on-call masseuse right at their fingertips. There's no reason to stop at the neck and shoulder, though. This device also works well in the lower back and abdomen regions, along the arms and legs, and even along the feet.

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    Promising review: "I'm a huge fan of massages. I spend a lot of money and time on them every month, but since buying this product, I have found myself going less. When I feel the need to go after a stressful day, I find myself thinking...I can use my new massager when I get home. No joke. Of course, nothing can replace the experience of a personal massage from a masseuse, but this massager gets all the stress-day knots out. I am definitely getting a second to leave at work. And I’m getting them as gifts. The product is definitely quality made. You won’t regret the purchase." —BB

    Price: $57.14

    3. A two-tier folding desk for the person in your life who is chasing their career goals, one WFH day at a time. Give them the opportunity to create more desk space, just in case their city apartment errs on the smaller side.

    Two-tier wood-top desk with black metal crossing legs
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    Promising review: "I ordered this desk in a pinch. I live in Brooklyn in a smaller apartment where I quite frankly have no space to have a freestanding desk with my other furniture. When my company implemented a WFH policy last week, I took a gamble and ordered this desk because 1) I could collapse it and tuck it under my bed when I wasn't using it, and 2) It was spacious and sturdy-looking enough to actually do work on. I received it today, and I am beyond pleased. No setup required — quite literally took it from the box, slid it from collapsed to open, and began working on it. I cannot recommend this enough for the price, functionality, and delivery speed!" —Sydney

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

    4. A dip-dyed wall tapestry, because whether your loved ones can't get enough mid-century modern, SoCal boho, or contemporary minimalism, this tapestry will spruce up any living space.

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    Promising review: "I was surprised at how much I liked it. My husband and I are not usually fans of the trending bohemian style, but we wanted to do something different for one of our guest rooms. We hung this over the guest bed using two white wall hooks. It is a showstopper and perfectly pulls the room together." —Conner

    Price: $69.80

    5. A pair of fleece slippers that'll keep your loved one's toesies as cute as ever while still keeping them warm through the winter. Who says cozy can't look as fabulous as this?

    Reviewer holding feet up in fluffy open-toed slippers
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    Promising review: "These slippers feel like a hug on my feet. They have a hard bottom so you can wear them out. The top part is so incredibly soft!!! I love these!" —Cyndi Lundeberg

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in women's sizes 5–10 and ten colors).

    6. An extra-soft faux-fur throw blanket to adorn furniture with for an inviting, warm feel — and even pets agree (see picture below). Get this for your friend who always seems on a mission to up the drama in their interior design while keeping their space chill enough for pets.

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    Promising review: "This blanket is so soft, and when it lays on you it forms to your body. I’ve owned other blankets that have a shaggy look but after one wash they tend to look very old, but this one has held up. I bought this as a gift for somebody for Christmas and when I saw them open it I had to have one for myself. The yellow is a perfect soft yellow. I also bought it in cream and it isn’t too dark of a cream. It’s perfect." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $24.99+ (originally $28.99; available in seven colors and in three sizes)

    7. A bamboo bath tray, because there is nothing like a warm bath and a glass of wine at the end of the day. Help your loved ones unwind without having to worry about whether or not their drink will fall off the tub's ledge at any given moment.

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    Promising review: "I got this from my husband as a gift for Mothers Day! I love taking bubble baths and I needed a place to put my book! It works so well to hold books or tablets and my phone! I love that it has a drink holder and lots of room to put things on! It’s very sturdy and adjusts to fit our bathtub/shower perfectly!" —Christin

    Price: $36.99+ (available in five colors)

    8. A sleek essential-oil diffuser that looks more like decor than a diffuser. This is perfect for your zen loved ones who are always chasing the aesthetic.

    A reviewer's photo showing white diffuser on a table
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    Promising review: "Super cute and much more well made than expected. It says the top part is ceramic, and it certainly feels that way. Bottom feet are bamboo, so the minimal plastic design is really nice. Be careful not to tip it, as instructed, it can be easy to spill water out. Besides that, it's quiet and I really like that they're aren't any tacky colored light features." —GabbyW

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    9. A mug warmer, because there is nothing worse than making yourself a piping-hot cup of coffee or tea, heading to your workspace, and then having your first, lukewarm sip after nosediving into your email inbox. Help your giftee hold on to the happiness of a warm drink in the morning with this mug warmer that works with all mugs already in their cupboard.

    reviewer photo showing a mug of tea on the mug warmer
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    Promising review: "It's going on a little over a year since I got this coffee warmer and I felt I needed to let everyone know that this is the best coffee warmer I've gotten. I work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it is on the entire time, five to six days a week. It keeps my tea at just the right temperature — not scalding or room temperature like other warmers I've purchased. The 60-inch cord is long enough to go across my large desk. The hot plate is 3.25 inches in diameter, making it the right size for even my large-bottomed coffee mug. The entire warmer is 5.2" by 8.6", so it's not cumbersome having it sit on my desk. This was a great purchase. I'm glad I got it." —Christin Fern

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. An electric milk frother, just in case you've never seen your loved one without a latte in their hand. This works great at frothing milk of all variations (both dairy and nondairy) to a creamy, velvety state with a simple push of the button.

    the electric milk frother with a cup next to it with frothed foam on top
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    Promising review: "I LOVE this machine! It takes my morning lattes to the next level. It’s super easy to use and clean. It only takes one minute to steam/froth the milk! This is seriously the machine of my dreams." —ryan

    Price: $30

    11. A pack of bullet journaling pens, because if your loved ones have everything in their pantry labeled and color-coded, chances are their journals operate under the same system too.

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    Promising review: "I bought a planner and these were recommended to me by Amazon. I'm a pen hoarder, so I was surprised to see how inexpensive these were. I bought them because I have no self-control, but they've turned out to be terrific quality! I use them at work to color coordinate information to be entered into production spreadsheets at a later date, and I'm very pleased with them. They don't bleed through, they have a fine tip that produces clean lines, and the colors are bright. Highly recommend." —Christina Hopkins

    Price: $7.99

    12. A professional-grade blender that all my chef friends here in NYC recommend for smooth purees, silky milkshakes, or even just cohesive smoothies. Consider this for the person in your life who loves to spend their time whipping up new and exciting things in the kitchen.

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    Promising review: "I received a bucket of brownie points from the wife for surprising her with this tool for her semi-serious cooking and baking setup. It can actually heat items to create hot soup as you mix them. I'm impressed. Easy to clean, but be sure to invest in the scraper designed for this unit. That was my gift to me, as I have dishwashing duties." —Watts

    Price: $539.45+ (originally $598.99; available in two colors)

    13. A globe whiskey decanter, because there's no reason you shouldn't bring the world to your travel-loving giftee's bar cart.

    the decanter with whiskey in it and two engraved glasses next to it
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    This set comes with a globe decanter, a stand, and two globe rocks glasses.

    Promising review: "Absolutely stunning. I loved it so much I’m actually getting ones for everyone in my family! Great price, great gift! I didn’t even know it came with glasses, but they’re beautiful. The wood is sturdy and gives off a natural vibe. Be sure to invest in a decanter-cleaning kit too, because you can never be too careful with this treasure!" —James Caldwell

    Price: $56.88

    14. An oversized wearable blanket for the kid, teen, adult, parent, grandparent...basically anyone in your life who yearns to spend their time wrapped up in cozy Sherpa while watching holiday movies.

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    Promising review: "This was a Christmas gift given to me by my boyfriend and I love it!! The zipper is a nice feature and because of all the fleece, you don't feel it when zipped all the way up. It's so soft and comfortable anyone can fall asleep with this on and never need a blanket again! I'm only 5 feet so it's long on me but I don't mind it a bit. It just covers me more, which is great. I got the cheetah print and I have the matching booties (I think they stopped making them) so I have the whole ensemble now. I highly recommend it. It's worth every penny." —beth

    Price: $44.95 (available in two colors)

    15. A pair of 14-karat gold hoop earrings, because when all else fails, jewelry is always a hit! Plus, a design as classic as this will fit with virtually anyone's current wardrobe.

    a person wearing the gold hoop earrings
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    Promising review: "I bought these for a gift but when I received them bought three more pairs. Two more for gifts and one for myself. I bought the 35 mm/1.25 in. They're beautiful. For 14-karat gold, they are a fabulous buy. They also come beautifully boxed." —Nanette

    Price: $47.99+ (available in 12 sizes)

    16. A wireless charging pad so that your loved one who's always looking to charge their smartphone and AirPods at the same time can enjoy the process absolutely wire free.

    the charging pad in black charging two smartphones
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    Promising review: "We bought this because of the price and appearance. It works wonderful. We had problems with wireless charging because my hubby uses a heavy-duty case. No problems here. Charges great and is fast too. Would definitely recommend." —Schmitz

    Price: $39.95

    17. A hidden bookshelf for the bookwork in your life who prefers to display all their paperback and hardcover findings while still keeping their space chic.

    Ten hidden bookshelves holding books
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    It works by holding the cover of the bottom book!

    Promising review: "These are my favorite decorating item ever. Purchased four years ago in medical school. And have held up over many moves." —Susan Giampalmo

    Price: $24.99+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

    18. An espresso machine, because there is nothing like a macchiato with freshly ground beans in the morning. This device creates smooth espresso pours that your giftee can add to any drink or dessert of their choice. Oh, and it has a milk frother, too, to complete their goal of creating the perfect latte.

    the silver espresso machine on a counter next to a snowman and a bottle of wine
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    Promising review: "It does everything I need it to in order to prepare any coffee shop drink! Perfect single or double espresso, steam wand with acceptable pressure and good heat for texturing milk, nice-size water tank with a good filter, hot water spout for americanos, milk pitcher for pouring is sized well to fit with the steam wand, storage tray hidden inside to hold filters and tools, a built-in burr grinder, which is amazing because it requires no extra space in your kitchen and works just as well as a separate one, and a shot splitter on your porta-filter. I love this machine and after daily use for two months I have yet to clean it with the tablets provided due to all of the self-cleaning the machine does. This machine is kind of a 'why on earth not?' kind of deal." —Samantha Stangl

    Price: $690.95+ (available in two colors)

    19. A set of wooden kitchen utensils, just in case your giftee loves cooking classic Italian sauces but is missing one vital tool — the ever-present wooden spoon that all Mediterranean grandmothers cannot live without. With this set, they'll have everything they need to create some heartwarming bolognese or creamy carbonara or even toss a side salad or two.

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    This set includes one salad spoon, one salad fork, one serving spoon, one skimmer, one spatula, and one turner.

    Promising review: "I have given these spoons as gifts and I love them, as do the recipients. Now I need a set for myself!" —L. Lester

    Price: $26.99

    20. And a charcuterie board set with a secret cheese knife storage drawer and ramekins so that all your foodie loved one really *has* to do is arrange food onto their board for a showstopping meat-and-cheese setup that looks like it was made by the hands of a pro.

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    This set includes a bamboo charcuterie board, three ramekins, and four cheese knives.

    Promising review: "This was a gift for a friend but the day after she received it she sent me a picture as she was having friends over. She loved it and loved that it came with the cheese knives which made it so easy and elegant with the various cheeses in her spread. She had wanted one for a long time! Now I think I'll be buying yet another one for my house as this was such a huge success. Beautiful quality and great service from Home Euphoria!" —Kristi

    Price: $46.99 (originally $54.99)

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