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

    An Amazon gift card is better than cash because you don't have to physically go out to spend it.

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

    Each box contains six bath bombs in these scents: lavender, cucumber melon, moonlight rose, grapefruit tangerine, black raspberry vanilla, and cool water.

    Promising review: "These bath bombs are glorious! The scents are so relaxing and just the right strength — not too overbearing at all. The vibrancy of the colors impressed me as well, yet they didn't stain the tub. My skin feels incredibly soft and pampered after I use them. I used to splurge occasionally on Lush bath bombs, but to me, these are much easier on the wallet and I see no difference in quality! Would definitely purchase again." —Kathryn Koop

    Price: $17.95

    2. A pair of beaded tassel earrings to wear with your fave party dress on New Year's Eve.

    Promising review: "These earrings are amazing! People ask me all the time where I got them, and they cannot believe they're so inexpensive. One of my friends actually thought they were Bauble Bar. I went back and bought them in every color, and I'm not even a huge jewelry girl! I'm obsessed! Can't say enough great things about these! Buy them! You absolutely will not regret it!" —Amanda Coughlin

    Price: $10.69 / Colors: 21

    3. A hipster cat watch that'll ensure you're always punctual and ~purrfectly~ stylish.

    Promising review: "OMG this is so adorable. I went back and bought the white one, too! Everyone notices them and comments how cute they are! Really, you can't even buy a good watch BATTERY for this price, let alone a cute cat-with-glasses watch. It even fits my somewhat wide adult wrist. Me-ow!" —childrenslibrarianNY

    Price: $3.90 / Colors: 4

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

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

    Promising review: "This my second purchase of this product. It is so cute and sturdy that I am putting one in each bathroom! I was even able to put it together myself. Hangs on wall or stands alone. You will love it. A bit pricey for a toilet paper holder, but well worth the investment." —ranford2

    Price: $44.99

    5. A set of nourishing sheet masks, because it's winter and your skin is feeling thirsty AF.

    Promising review: "These are my favorite face masks by far! The cucumber, green tea, tea tree, and aloe masks leave my face feeling soft and hydrated, and work very well for those with oily skin. They also have a nice smell that isn't overwhelming. I'll definitely be ordering these again!" —byunhuns

    Price: $9.60

    6. 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.

    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: $22.95 / Colors: 12

    7. An Instant Pot that'll change the way you cook in 2018. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer all rolled into one nifty kitchen gadget.

    Promising review: "This is by far my new favorite way to cook. It's like a Crock-pot and a time machine in one. It's so nice to be able to just throw a bunch of food in the same pot and have a meal ready in 20 minutes. Everything I've made so far has tasted great. Buffalo chicken soup, cheesy bacon ranch potatoes, mac and cheese — so many things! I just cook for myself, and the three-quart size is more than big enough. I usually end up with three-plus servings of whatever I make. Buy an extra stainless steel pot and a couple of silicone lids, and you can store the stuff in the fridge for later without transferring the food to another container. The stainless steel pots are easy to clean, too, and don't hold odors or get stained like Tupperware. If you're looking for a way to whip up meals without a whole lot of hassle and maintenance, this is the way to go." —Noah Boddy

    Price: $69.99+ / Sizes: 2

    8. A pink mouse pad with a gel wrist support to get if you spend most of your time at the computer. Plus, it's fun to poke.

    Promising review: "I had wrist surgery a few years ago and often get wrist and hand pain while I'm working on my computer. When I saw the pink mouse pad, I knew this was the one for me. I've been using the mouse pad for about a week. It's very comfortable. I'm able to move the mouse around and have my wrist be relaxed. It was also a very good price. The prices for these mouse pads are so much more expensive in the stores. I would recommend this to anyone who has hand or wrist pain." —Tasha Jennings

    Price: $7.99 / Colors: 13

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

    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: $14.15

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

    This set contains 72 colored pencils!

    Promising review: "These are the best colored pencils on the market. I love that these colors allow you to make virtually any color you want, and they color so smoothly! I won't use anything else for my coloring books. I can't recommend them enough." —Oh.My.'Hart!

    Price: $24.19

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

    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: $9.25

    12. A set of reusable sandwich/snack pouches that are much cuter and more eco-friendly than regular ol' ziplock bags.

    These pouches come in sets of three!

    Promising review: "These baggies are awesome. I love the design. It's nice that they come in three different sizes (the largest one can fit two sandwiches if they aren't huge). I use these every day to transport lunch/snack items. They are really easy to clean (I hand-wash them but I'm pretty sure it says you can throw them in the dishwasher). I plan to buy more!" —Hilary

    Price: $19.97 / Colors: 13

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

    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 / Colors: 18

    14. A cotton duvet cover set that'll give your bed a high-end-home-decor-catalog look at a fraction of the cost.

    This set includes two pillowcases and one duvet cover. Everything is made of 100% cotton!

    Promising review: "Amazing quality. When we unboxed the duvet cover, we were amazed at the packaging and the soft, expensive-looking material. My comforter doesn’t have loops to tie to the duvet, but it still took me about 30 seconds to get it in place. The pillowcases are really pretty, too. Looks like an expensive set from West Elm but even better quality, in my opinion." —nycgal

    Price: $58.99 / Sizes: 2 / Colors: 11

    15. An elegant decanter to give a bottle of wine some breathing room. The aerated wine can then be served directly from the carafe or poured back into the original bottle — without any leaks!

    Promising review: "I have bought three already at full price (my mom, my bf, and me). If you are not a wine sommelier but enjoy your adult juice, this turns your ordinary into extraordinary! It instantly softens the wine (mellows those tannins) and pulls the fruit forward for the delight of your palate. My favorite part of using this carafe is to do the 'before' and 'after' tasting. Even someone who isn't a wine drinker can notice the obvious difference. There is nothing else I can say but, 'DO IT!' Especially if you like buying those $10–$15 wines. This will make you feel like you treated yourself to an expensive bottle. GET IT! You'll thank me later. You're welcome." —anonymous

    Price: $49.95

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

    Price: $7.99 / Colors: 2

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

    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: $20.98

    18. A crocodile bookmark that swims on top of whatever you’re reading.

    Price: $8.49

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

    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

    20. A pullover sweater with cats on the elbows — clawsome for keeping warm this winter.

    Price: $33.99 / Sizes: S–XXL / Colors: 2

    21. A LED 7X-magnified mirror with a suction cup mount so you can really see what you’re doing when you put on your fancy New Year’s Eve makeup.

    Promising Review: "I love this mirror! My boyfriend bought me this for Christmas. It is very well made and the lighting is excellent. It's my go-to makeup mirror at home or away. The design makes it easy to pack for traveling. I highly recommend it." —Sirena

    Price: $17.99

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

    Price: $7.99+ / Sizes: 2

    23. A pack of pencils with seed pods at the end, so when you’re done writing with them, you can plant some herbs in your home garden.

    Price: $15.99 for eight

    24. A midcentury-style chair to perch in while fulfilling your New Year’s resolution of reading more.,

    Promising review: "I love this chair! I love the size and scale of this chair, I love how easy it was to attach the legs, I love the playful multicolored buttons, I love the fabric, I love how comfortable it is. I had no issue at all with the seat cushion being too firm; it's extremely comfy. The cushion is also held in with buttons so it's not slipping out when you sit in it.” —J Ellie.

    Price: $333

    25. Mikkeller's Book of Beer, a helpful guide on how to be a better craft beer brewer — and drinker!

    Promising review: "I bought Mikkeller's Book of Beer primarily for the recipes. The book delivers in that department! It's also nice to get a history of Mikkeller. The section on beer types is a bit elementary, but could be useful to those who haven't read John Palmer's How to Brew. The layout and art are pleasant and I think it's a nice beer table (see what I did there) book that even the casual beer appreciator will enjoy flipping through.” —E. W. Johnson

    Price: $19.79

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

    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: $14.45

    27. A sleek faux-leather backpack so you can be the coolest kid in school, even if you don't go to school.

    Promising review: "This bag is AMAZING! I am a full-time college student with four classes, meaning I have a lot of supplies and books to carry. This bag carries more than I expected. It's so spacious, has so many pockets (and secret pockets I didn't know about), the leather is magnificently well-made, and it's super cute and stylish!" —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $39.98.

    28. A Stitch blanket for a nap so snuggly it might as well have been engineered in a space lab.

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old granddaughter and I both are very happy with this item. It's super soft and the perfect size for her to cover up with or just bunch up and snuggle." —SAH

    Price: $15.98

    29. A cat lounger and scratcher so your furry friend can take a nap when they get tired of honing their claws.

    Promising review: “I have two Siberian cats who love these lounges. We purchased one of these and they fought over it, so we bought a second one and pushed them together to form a wider lounge — they LOVE it. They can now lay on it together and like to sleep on it sprawled out separately. It’s slightly pricey for essentially a cardboard lounge chair, but for the amount of use we get out of it, it's worth the cost. We've had them for over a year now with daily use by our two huge cats and they still look pretty good.” —Jinja

    Price: $49.95 / Styles: 3

    30. A simple mug with a surprise animal at the bottom.

    Price: $12.99+ / Styles: 3

    That Amazon gift card is not going to spend itself.


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

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