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14 Fantastic Gifts from Amazon

We are continuing our Guide Guides for the season with 14 Fantastic Gifts from Amazon for almost anyone on your list.

These are all under $100, most well under $50, and include ideas for tweens and teens, older relatives, your best friend, and a few affordable ideas to bring to gift exchanges.

14 Fantastic Gifts from Amazon


14 gifts to buy from Amazon



Coffee Table Bookthe evolution of home book

Coffee Table Book, $48 

First on our list are coffee table books, one of my favorite gifts to give and receive.

The key is to give one representing the recipient’s loves and hobbies, like architecture, fashion, travel, sports, etc.

A simple search on Amazon will give you dozens of ideas. Pay attention to the publish date, and pick up the most recent.

For example, our featured book, The Evolution of Home: English Interiors for a New Era, came out in October of this year and would make a lovely, just under $50 present, for your interior design-obsessed friend.


gold hoop earrings

Earrings, $14  

Honest to goodness, these are my favorite earrings; I wear the 20-millimeter size almost days.

They are 14K gold, nickel, and lead-free and have a stainless post. I have sensitive ears, and these are a dream to wear.

The best part is they are under $15.

Give these to your mom, daughter or best friend. They can be added to a gift, or use in a While Elephant or under $20 gift exchange. 

Available in yellow, white and rose gold. 

Battery Operated Candles

battery operated candles

Battery Operated Candles, $25  

Another under $25 option, I have these battery-operated candles throughout my home and am so pleased with them.

They would make a lovely gift wrapped in cellophane with a satin bow.

Also a great option for a White Elephant, or any kind of gift swap. 

Because they are battery operated, they are safe for a dorm or if you have a loved one in an assisted living home, you could bundle these with a cozy blanket.and create a holiday care package. 

Echo Dot

echo dot

Echo Dot, $18 

These little Echo Dot speakers are a FANTASTIC under $20 gift. Ideal for small spaces, and easy to use. 

And you can always use more than one, since they also work as a sort of intercom between rooms, and even between homes. 

The Five Minute Journal

the five minute journal

The Five Minute Journal, $29

For your wellness-minded friend, consider The Five Minute Journal, a daily, easy-to-use journal that prompts you to take five minutes and express your gratitude, intentions and reflections for the day.

I’ve used mine for a few months now and credit it for helping me slow down and appreciate my life more.

Add a beautiful pen and include a handwritten note with a wish for their year to make it even more special. 

Bamboo Tea Box Storage

bamboo tea box storage

Bamboo Tea Box Storage, $22 

We all have that one person who LOVES tea.

So get this Bamboo Storage Box and add her favorite teas and a few special surprises.

For example, I would fill half of this with tea and add some gourmet chocolates and other sweet treats.

Silk Pillowcase


silk pillowcase

Silk Pillowcase, $29 

Who wouldn’t love a silk pillowcase

It’s like sleeping on soft, cool luxury with a ton of beauty benefits like preventing wrinkles and hair breakage. 

I’ve been buying these for myself and as gifts for years and this one is under $30, so another nice option for a gift exchange, or anyone on your list you loves a little luxury. 

Available in over 30 colors in a range of sizes. 

Tri-Fold Lighted Mirror

trifold lighted mirror

Tri-Fold Lighted Mirror, $28 

Need a gift for a hard to please tween? 

If she doesn’t already have a lighted makeup mirror, I assure you she would love one. 

My 12 year old has this in her room and uses it every day. 

Comes in several pretty colors, including a gold or silver finish. 

And I’m not the only one who loves this, it has over 20,000 five star reviews. 

Satin Pajamas

satin pajamas

Satin Pajamas, $30 

I’ve been talking about these Satin Pajamas for years. I have a dozen pairs, and wear them almost every night. 

They wash incredibly well, and are soft and cool.

There is is not a huge difference in sizes so size up one if you are unsure, available in XS – 3X in tons of prints and colors. 

Note, you’ll want to take these out of the package and box them yourself with some tissue. 

Ugg Socks

ugg socks

Ugg Socks, $50 

These Ugg socks are expensive but they are more than just a pair of socks. They are like a cozy warm blanket for your feet and they are super cute. 

I have them and wear them in the house, all winter long. Great for ski season after day on the slopes, or the week between Christmas and New Years when we hibernate a bit. 

One size fits most, available in cream (above), black and pink. 

Bluetooth Turntable

bluetooth turntable

Bluetooth Turntable, $70 

I was going to give this turntable to my 15-year-old as one of her Christmas gifts, but then Taylor Swift came out with vinyls for her new album, and I got excited and gave it to her early. 

No surprise, it’s a huge hit, and Midnights is currently blaring down the hallway on repeat.

Available in 30 different colors and patterns. 

Two Sided Jigsaw Puzzle

gray malin double sided puzzle

Two Sided Jigsaw Puzzle, $17 

I’m not a puzzle person but I do have a few beautiful ones from Galison on a shelf and pull them out on a snow day or on a movie hang out night with the kids. They’re also fun to have set up on a table at the beach. 

This Two-Side Puzzle of Gray Malin The Beach is one of my favorites, but they have a huge inventory of gorgeous prints, perfect for a puzzle lover. 

Stanley Tumbler

Stanley Quencher tumbler

Stanley Tumbler, $65

Me and my Stanley Tumbler go everywhere together. It’s on my desk, in my car, at the gym and by my nightstand. 

I think they are the best tumbler on the market. 

So if someone on your list has a gang of kids in the back of an SUV and wears a belt bag, she’ll love this cup, I promise. 

These sell out really fast because women like me are nuts. Available in 9 colors. 

Ice Roller

Ice roller

Ice Roller, $10 

Finally, I had a request, a challenge, really, to share my favorite $10 gift. 

And my pick is this Ice Roller

I bought an ice roller a few years ago, randomly, in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep. When it showed up a few days later, I had already forgotten about it.

I threw it in my freezer and continued my life until I woke up one morning with terrible sinus pain and thought to use it. 

Since then, it’s been a critical part of my morning routine. It wakes you up, de-puffs, reduces swelling and redness and soothes any irritations and blemishes. 

It’s a great gift with tons of beauty and health benefits for $10


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Friday 11th of November 2022

This is the absolute best gift idea roundup I have read. Practical, fun, affordable, thoughtful, and accessible using Amazon. Stellar post.