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Best Gifts Available From Amazon: 26 Gifts From $15 to $250

$16 at Amazon

D&D Starter Kit: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle

The gift of imagination

$15 at Amazon

An orange strainer in a drawer of kitchen tools

Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain pot strainer

The gift of cooking

$18 at Amazon

A selection of different sized acrylic tubs A selection of different sized acrylic tubs

25-piece drawer organizer set

The gift of organization

$40 at Amazon

Sunyrisy chunky knit throw blanket

The gift of comfort

$45 at Amazon

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Japanese KitKat variety pack

The gift of a taste sensation

$32 at Amazon

Silver levered bottle opener Silver levered bottle opener

Compact stainless steel wine opener

The gift of speed

$45 at Amazon

Brown belt with a walnut belt buckle Brown belt with a walnut belt buckle

Groove Life belt with magnetic buckle

The gift of support

$50 at Amazon

A vinyl record player in a union jack covered suitcase A vinyl record player in a union jack covered suitcase

Victrola Vintage Bluetooth portable suitcase record player

The gift of retro music

$189 at Amazon

Diamond earrings on a white background with silver fittings. Diamond earrings on a white background with silver fittings.

Amazon Collection 14K gold round-cut diamond stud earrings

The gift of beauty

If you’ve got gift shopping to do and you’re feeling overwhelmed about where exactly to begin, you’re definitely not alone. Heck, it’s why you’re probably here reading this. We’ve collected a plethora of creative ideas by scouring through Amazon. There are so many cool products to sift through and, if you’ve got yourself a Prime Membership, most of these gift options will come to your door in two days or less. And that detail, right there, means a lot less stress on your shoulders. You can do all your holiday shopping without leaving the house.

It’d be impossible to put together an all-encompassing list containing every gift idea imaginable. And you probably don’t have time to read all of that, anyway. Instead, we’ve curated a roundup of our favorite gifts, suitable for various recipients and budgets. Everything below is split up by price to make it easier for you to find the perfect present. Here you’ll find the best gifts on Amazon for everyone on your list.

Gift ideas under $30

Gifts in this price range are perfect stocking stuffers, and potentially fun Secret Santa gifts for your colleagues. My kids love to get these kinds of presents as they like lots of small fun things, rather than one big expensive present.

A box with a dragon on it! and some books and dice A box with a dragon on it! and some books and dice

Wizards of the Coast

I’m an avid tabletop gamer and I love giving these starter kits out to friends and family. So many people want to learn about Dungeons & Dragons but don’t know where to begin. This box has everything you need to start your first adventure. 
Imagination is the key to a good D&D campaign, but you also need rules and dice. This set gives you both.

An orange strainer in a drawer of kitchen tools An orange strainer in a drawer of kitchen tools

Kitchen Gizmo

We’ve all tried to balance a pot lid so that it’s open just enough to pour water or oil through but not enough to let the food fall out. Sometimes it works; often it doesn’t. This cool little gadget makes that entire process easier by clipping to the edge of your pan and acting like a colander to strain off liquid without losing your delicious food.

A black Amazon Echo Dot hanging from a grip in an outlet A black Amazon Echo Dot hanging from a grip in an outlet

Echogear

The Echo Dot is in just about every home in America, right? You can’t seem to go anywhere without seeing two or three of them scattered around on people’s desks or kitchen counters. They can be difficult to place though, as we all only have so much counter space.

I use this hanger to hang the Echo Dot from an outlet, and it helps to declutter, especially as the cords and charging block fit neatly inside the hanger too.

A baby alive doll in pink sunglasses A baby alive doll in pink sunglasses

Baby Alive

Every child has been obsessed with dolls that pee and poop for years and these dolls are among my daughter’s favorite. They come with a few tubs of Play-Doh that you can use to make food in the little press, then you can feed the doll that food and easily take it out from the back of the doll afterward. If you don’t mix food and water, it should stay clean for as long as your toddler wants to play with it. 

A glass cube that reflects colors in a rainbow pattern A glass cube that reflects colors in a rainbow pattern

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Seeing the CMY cube in person for the first time is almost magical. On the surface, it’s a glass cube with the colors of cyan, magenta and yellow — hence the name CMY Cube — but as you spin it around the colors mix, showing you more colors in the spectrum. 

I’m sure there are a lot of benefits to this when it comes to teaching color theory, and I know that it can help stimulate children with learning difficulties, but my main reason for giving this as a gift is the sheer joy of it. It’s a simple cube that fires my imagination and I love it.

Codenames box with tiles surrounding it Codenames box with tiles surrounding it

Lark & Clam

Codenames is a great family game that pits two teams against each other to guess words based on your team’s single-word description. This version, however, is a little more risque than the ones you might have seen, so it’s a great gift for a couple in your life who likes to laugh at naughty words. If you have adult game nights, then this is the game for you.

A selection of different sized acrylic tubs A selection of different sized acrylic tubs

Seseno

This is one of the many cases of “TikTok made me buy it” that you will see while looking for gifts this year. We ended up buying several sets of these to organize everything from our pantry to our bathroom drawers. These kinds of organizers aren’t the first thing people think of to buy themselves, which makes them a great gift.

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Amazon

Family game night is often fraught with arguments. When you pit father against daughter and mother against son, things can go awry in the worst way. Forbidden Island is a cooperative game that removes that friction and transforms game night into an “us versus the game” situation. You all work together to escape a sinking island with as much treasure as you can grab. It’s a lot of fun and brings families together instead of tearing them apart.

A wooden kalimba with steel notes A wooden kalimba with steel notes

Newlam

My son loves to play the piano, but it isn’t the easiest thing to carry around. This fun little Kalimba lets him plink away at something that offers a small but beautiful sound when we are out and about and the urge to be musical strikes him.

Gift ideas under $50

This price point is similar to the “under $25” category in that these are gifts you can buy more than one of. However, when you venture into the “under $50” realm, they’re more likely to be useful or have a better quality than the cheaper products on this list.

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Anker

Over the last few years, phone-makers haven’t included charging bricks with new phone purchases. It makes sense, but it means that people are using old chargers that are slow compared with the max charge rate their phone is capable of. 
Make sure your loved ones have a power brick worthy of the latest and greatest device with this fast charger from Anker. It’s way faster than almost any standard manufacturer one. Be sure to apply the 20% coupon at checkout.

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Sunrisy

My wife loves a chunky knit throw. She says it’s the perfect balance between warm and cozy and lightweight. It looks great, and I would suggest getting one that pops with color so it stands out from your decor. This is the perfect winter gift as the days grow cold and you want to snuggle up with cocoa.

A monitor backlit by purple and blue lights A monitor backlit by purple and blue lights

Govee

These smart lights from Govee are an upgrade to the lights further down the list. They add an ambient light behind your TV or gaming rig and can move to the music. And with the Govee app, you can select the color and brightness you want. 
Govee has managed to build a strong reputation for delivering excellent quality products on a budget, and these lights show why. They feel a lot more expensive than they are. Be sure to apply the coupon for $15 off at checkout.

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Exotic Club

Did you know that KitKats in other countries taste very different from American KitKats? It’s true, and Japan takes it to a whole new level with tons of different flavors. This variety pack may seem a little pricey for candy bars, but trust me, if you have a chocolate lover in your life, they will appreciate this as a gift.

Silver levered bottle opener Silver levered bottle opener

Brookstone

Opening wine bottles can be a slow and tedious process. Many people, my wife included, still use the old twist corkscrew to open bottles and invariably get some cork in the wine. With this kind of opener though, that issue is removed and the speed at which you can remove a cork is increased by a huge amount. It looks really clean too with that stainless steel and black finish. I ended up buying one for my wife and she likes it enough to want to use it more often.

Gift ideas under $100

These gifts are a little more expensive but still affordable enough to buy one or two for someone you care about. I like getting these kinds of gifts for my best friend or as additions to my wife’s main gift.

A white ceramic fire pit with plants behind it A white ceramic fire pit with plants behind it

James Bricknell / CNET

While this beautiful gel-fueled fire pit can be used indoors or out, it’s perfect for indoor use. The Gel fuel is odorless and doesn’t release toxic fumes into your air, so you can roast up some marshmallows no matter what the weather is like outside. 

Gift-giving can be hard, but if you know someone who loves S’Mores all year round, then this is an excellent choice.

Four pairs of Jabra Elite 3 earbuds in different colors. Four pairs of Jabra Elite 3 earbuds in different colors.

Jabra

The Jabra Elite 3 headphones are Jabra’s most affordable true-wireless earbuds to date and have a fairly basic feature set, though they offer strong sound and call quality for the money. They have 6mm drivers, four microphones for calls and Jabra’s HearThrough transparency mode. Qualcomm aptX HD audio is supported for aptX-enabled devices.

Battery life is rated at up to seven hours on a single charge at moderate volume levels, with the case storing an extra three full charges (28 hours total). They have an IP55 water-resistance rating, which means they can take a sustained spray of water and are also dust-resistant. As with a lot of other new buds, you can use either bud independently in a mono mode. 

While they don’t have such extras as active noise canceling, the Elite 3 earbuds offer solid performance and a comfortable fit for a reasonable price.

Black ice maker with ice in a scoop Black ice maker with ice in a scoop

Silonn

I think we can all agree that ice-cold drinks are delicious. This little ice maker is incredibly easy to operate, and because it doesn’t tap directly into your water line, you can put it anywhere. All you have to do is fill it with bottled or filtered water and it will make delicious clear ice, in two different sizes no less, whenever you need it.

Apple AirTag 4-pack Apple AirTag 4-pack

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If you know someone who travels frequently or misplaces things all the time, this is the perfect gift to throw in their stocking. These little item trackers can be slipped into purses, luggage and wallets or attached to keys and many other things. And with four of them in this pack, you can put one in every stocking on your mantle.

meater probe next to a medium rare steak and an iPhone meater probe next to a medium rare steak and an iPhone

Meater

The first time I saw the Meater Plus, I knew I had to use it. I live in southern California, and the weather is pretty much always good enough to throw a rack of ribs or a spatchcock chicken on the grill. I do a lot of cooking out in the backyard, but a lot of it takes a long time to cook. You want to cook slowly and evenly on a grill to keep the juices in.

The Meater plus lets me put the temperature probe into the meat, close the grill lid, and maintain a connection to my phone. Not only is the connection tremendous, but if you tell the app what meat you are cooking, it can work out the resting time, too, giving you a perfect piece of meat every time.

A blue, red and yellow messenger bag on a persons back A blue, red and yellow messenger bag on a persons back

Timbuk2

Most of us travel with a laptop these days, so having a good bag is important. The Timbuk2 messenger bag is an excellent size for any laptop and has adjustable straps that let the bag expand to fit more in. It has little mesh pockets inside for keeping your bottles upright and a hard divider to keep your laptop more secure.
It looks really fancy and uses recycled materials in its production. So you look good and help reduce waste. Awesome.

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James Bricknell / CNET

A good belt is an investment. I know that seems overblown, but it’s true. I have some really good belts that I’ve owned for 20 years, and they’re still going strong. The Groove Life belt feels like that. The buckle on the one I tested is a walnut veneer that looks great and the magnetic clasp holds everything together tightly. The belt material is tough but has a little give. The stretch isn’t so much that your pants fall down if you have heavy stuff in your pockets, but it has enough room to breathe when that meal was a little bigger than you thought.

A small white air purifier in an office A small white air purifier in an office

Clorox

I know air purifiers might not be the most glamorous present, but they’re one of those gadgets you don’t know you need until you have one. This little tabletop version is small enough to not be intrusive but large enough to filter a good-size room twice an hour. It can remove animal dander and can significantly reduce mold spores, viruses and bacteria in the air. 
If you know someone who works from home in a stuffy office all day, this little device can make them feel a lot better.

A vinyl record player in a union jack covered suitcase A vinyl record player in a union jack covered suitcase

Victrola

Vinyl records never really go out of fashion as they give an audio experience that’s hard to match in today’s digital age. Victrola makes a line of budget-friendly vinyl players that keep that retro feel while adding in some modern smarts like Bluetooth connectivity. While the onboard sound is only average, the outputs let you connect it to a proper set of speakers that offer a rich and enjoyable sound.
My wife bought me this Union Flag version, as she knows how much I love my homeland. It also looks awesome on my shelf of things I love.

Gift ideas under $250

These are more extravagant presents that you would buy someone you care about as their main gift. If you’re buying for your significant other, you could buy something from this list, along with one or two from the list above to round out their experience.

Man running with a Ticwatch clearly visible Man running with a Ticwatch clearly visible

Mobvoi

The Ticwatch E3 is a lot like plenty of other Android watches. It tells the time of course, but it also tests your heart rate and tracks your steps. It can even help you track your sleep to help you better understand what makes you wake up. One of the best things about the Ticwatch, though, is its battery-saving mode. When it gets low, it turns off a lot of the extraneous software and just runs as a normal watch until you can charge it again. This extends its usability past one day, which I love.
Buy this for a loved one who wants to have a smartwatch but is often forgetful of charging devices! Be sure to apply the coupon for $60 off at checkout.

The Cricut Explore 3 in green on an orange background The Cricut Explore 3 in green on an orange background

Cricut

The Cricut name is synonymous with the vinyl cutters around the world, and for good reason. These machines are simple to use, have decent software and can use a wide variety of blades and materials. There may be more professional vinyl cutters out there, but as a gift to a creative family member, you can’t go wrong with the Cricut Explore 3.

Diamond earrings on a white background with silver fittings. Diamond earrings on a white background with silver fittings.

Amazon Collection

While my partner loves having fancy earrings for going out, she also likes to have a nice set for day-to-day wear. These subtle studs are beautiful but understated and can be worn all day without looking over-the-top or gaudy.
I bought them for her birthday last year, and she’s worn them every day since. That’s a win in my book.



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