Skip To Content

    24 Things To Buy If You Got An Amazon Gift Card For Christmas This Year

    From smaller items to splurge-worthy products.

    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.

    ✨ £15 and under ✨

    1. Live your most organised life in 2020 with this pretty and practical diary. It even has a double schedule for each weekly layout, so you can easily separate your work and personal priorities.

    Amazon / Via

    If you find yourself carrying around two notebooks for your work and home things, or just end up having it all muddled together, the dual schedule layout will come in really handy. It has a sturdy hardcover, and nifty pockets to keep extra notes and papers in as well!

    Price: £10.99

    2. Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid are the not-so-secret ingredients to hydrated, glowing skin, and this little serum has both of them!

    Amazon / Via

    Vitamin C helps to slough off dead skin cells that can contribute to a dull complexion, while hyaluronic acid provides intense hydration. This also contains Vitamin E to moisturise and heal, as well as green tea extract and aloe vera! So while this 30ml bottle may look pretty unassuming, it's packed with ingredients that boast some real benefits. It has plenty of positive reviews, and people love how it has reduced the appearance of acne scars and fine lines.

    Price: £13.95

    3. Have your bedroom looking fancy on a budget with this fluffy faux fur circle rug.

    Amazon / Via

    It has a lovely, plush feel to it and can even be machine washed – just put it on a delicate cycle on a low heat.

    Price: £11.69

    4. No dry and powdery hot chocolates here – Hotel Chocolat's one is made of 100% chocolate flakes for a rich and comforting drink that tastes like it's from a posh coffee shop.

    Amazon / Via

    Made with 70% dark chocolate, this has an intense chocolatey flavour which is deep rather than overly sweet.

    Price: £9

    5. If you shudder at the thought of how many cotton rounds you chuck away every week, it may be time to switch to these bamboo reusable ones.

    Amazon / Via

    You'll get 20 in a pack, so even when some are in the washing machine you'll never be short of them! Even the laundry mesh bag this comes with is eco-friendly, as it's made of cotton instead of synthetics, and you also get another cotton bag to store clean, unused pads in.

    Price: £9.99

    6. This Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palette is the ultimate makeup staple thanks to its 32 neutral shades that have a great mix of mattes and shimmers.

    Amazon / Via

    Whether you want to play it safe with a warm-toned brown or go a bit experimental for a special occasion, this will have you covered. It has tons of positive reviews, and people really love how pigmented the shadows are.

    Price: £9.99

    7. This set of 12 essential oils include a variety of soothing scents for when you need some time to de-stress.

    Amazon / Via

    Alongside traditional ones like lavender and peppermint, there's some slightly unexpected scents such a rosemary and cinnamon. Fill your home with these smells by putting a few drops in a diffuser or humidifier, or pop some on your shower floor before you get in to turn an everyday experience into something a bit fancier.

    Price: £14.99

    8. This LED book light has three brightness modes and is flexible so you can bend it to the perfect angle.

    Amazon / Via

    It's USB chargeable and only takes two hours to charge, which will then provide you with hours and hours of nighttime reading. Its neck is bendable to a full 360° and won't shake or move around while you enjoy your book, plus the clip part also acts as a little stand if you don't want to clip it to your book but rather have it freestanding as a small lamp.

    Price: £7.99

    ✨ £30 and under ✨

    9. The Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector is a wonder treatment that strengthens damaged hair to have it looking and feeling healthier than before.

    Amazon / Via

    Dyeing and bleaching can take a real toll on your locks, resulting in them becoming weakened and over-processed. That's where this comes in! This treatment repairs breakage, revitalises hair, and helps to improve its texture and appearance. Apply from root to tip to unwashed, towel-dried hair, leave for at least 10 minutes, and then rinse, shampoo, and condition as normal.

    Price: £17.56

    10. This Breville toastie maker is deep-fill so you can load up on sandwich fillings til' your heart's content!

    Amazon / Via

    It cuts and seals your toasties so they have crisp, golden edges that the fillings won't leak out of, and it has a ready-to-cook indicator so you'll always know when it's just the right temperature to perfectly cook through your sandwich.

    Price: £21.79

    11. Styling your hair with a round brush and hairdryer can be really tricky, but this Babyliss Big Hair styler combines them in one tool to make big, bouncy blowdries easy to achieve.

    Amazon / Via

    Look like you've stepped out of a blowdry bar with this styler, that has ionic conditioning so that your hair stays smooth as well as voluminous. The barrel is 50mm which is large enough to deliver fullness and body, and its really easy to use with its two buttons that let you choose whether you want it to rotate clockwise or counter clockwise. It has a 4.3-star average rating, and customers say the results you get with this last a good while.

    Price: £30

    12. Brighten up your workspace with this understated concrete planter.

    Amazon / Via

    It has a terraced base for pens or business cards, and will help to add a lil' greenery to your desk. FYI, plants are not included but that means you can re-pot your fave small ones into this.

    Price: £25.16

    13. This ionic shower head contains a filter for your water, so you don't have to deal with hard water playing havoc with your skin and hair.

    Amazon / Via

    Alongside filtering your shower water, it can help you to save water AND increase water pressure. This can be easily fitted without any tools and has three modes of water fall; rainfall, massage, and jetting.

    Price: £15.87

    14. This hot water dispenser is like a kettle crossed with a jug, and very efficient – it can boil a cup of water in under 50 seconds, and boils a single cup at a time which helps to save on energy.

    Amazon / Via

    Sometimes you just need a cup of tea ASAP! Even when making multiple drinks it's super easy to just use this to fill one cup after the other, and is much less cumbersome than lifting a kettle full of water. It's no wonder so many of it's 4,500+ reviews are positive!

    Price: £30

    15. If your pots and pans are looking a bit knackered, this Tefal set is great value for money and covers a wide variety of cooking needs.

    Amazon / Via

    They're all non-stick so need hardly any oil, and the thermo-spot in the middle turns a solid red when the pan has reached the perfect temperature for cooking with. You'll get two frying pans and three saucepans of varying sizes – the frying pans have deep sides to reduce splatters, while the saucepan lids are ventilated to help you see how your food is getting on.

    Price: £30

    16. This cruelty-free, sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner pair are designed to help stimulate hair growth for fuller locks.

    Amazon / Via

    It helps to improve scalp circulation and strengthen follicles, and several customers say this has been a miracle for them and helped to reduce hair shedding! While you might expect a hair growth shampoo to have a chemical-y scent, reviewers also say this smells great as well.

    Price: £22

    ✨ £50 and under ✨

    17. Christmas may be over but unfortunately the dark mornings aren't, so this Phillips alarm clock designed to mimic natural sunlight will be a real help when it comes to getting out of bed.

    Amazon / Via

    Rather than being jolted awake by your alarm, this clock aims to ease you into your morning alarm by recreating a natural sunrise. It's easy to personalise this to your exact preferences as there's ten different light settings to choose from and two natural sounds that gradually get louder the closer to the alarm time it gets.

    Price: £50

    18. Relieve aching muscles without even having to get off the sofa with this shiatsu massager that can be used all over your body.

    Amazon / Via

    It has eight nodes - four small and four large - that go in both directions to help recreate the feeling of an in-person massage. There's three different levels of intensity so you can select the one that best works for your needs, and there's an infared heat function which works wonders for muscle tension.

    Price: £49.97

    19. Styling tools can look unsightly when left out but result in a mess of tangled cords when you try and put them away. This styling dock takes care of both of those problems, and you get a heat-resistant mat too!

    Amazon / Via

    There's removable accessory compartments for your hair ties and pins, and the silicone body of the holder and its heat-resistant top means your tools can cool down safely.

    Price: £35.99

    20. Affordable wireless headphones are a rare thing, but the fact these ones are Sony(!!!) as well makes them an even better find.

    Amazon / Via

    These Bluetooth wireless headphones have a battery life of up to 20 hours, and a built-in microphone so you can do hands-free calls with them too. People say these are really good value for money and considering you'd get a considerable amount of change from £50 with these, I'm inclined to agree!

    Price: £31.88

    21. This Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm gently dissolves makeup and daily grime without any harsh scrubbing involved, leaving your skin clean and nourished.

    Amazon / Via

    This balm will soften as you warm some of it in your palms, then simply apply it all over your face in circular motions for a thorough yet gentle cleanse. This will even work on stubborn mascara (no more black smudges on your pillow when you go to bed), and a little goes a long way so this tub should last a while.

    Price: £31.25

    22. This sleek styling tool can straighten AND curl hair, and has adjustable heat settings you can select from depending on your hair type.

    Amazon / Via

    The floating plates don't snag on your hair so it can glide through with no problem, and the heat-up time is just 15 seconds. It's great for traveling with thanks to its dual voltage, and you don't need to worry about whether you've left it on because it automatically shuts off after 60 minutes.

    Price: £43.99

    23. You know you're getting older when you start caring about the pillows you use. This firm memory foam one by Silentnight is a great choice if you sleep on your side.

    Amazon / Via

    With a firmness rating of eight on a scale of 1-10, this provides a high level of support that is ideal for anyone who sleeps on their side as it relieves pressure on the neck. It's hypoallergenic as well, and easy to keep clean as you can put it in the washing machine at 40°C.

    Price: £34.57

    24. This FOREO LUNA cleansing brush is small but mighty, removing up to 99.5% of dirt, makeup residue, and excess oil from your skin.

    Amazon / Via

    Doing ~skincare~ can seem intimidating and time consuming, but you only need to use this for one minute twice a day. The touch-points on this have varying thicknesses, so you can use the thinner areas for sensitive skin and gentle cleansing, and the thicker ones for oilier areas like the T-zone.

    Price: £39