65 cheap gifts skyrocketing in popularity on Amazon that are cool as hell
It’s your turn to win gift-giver of the year.
by Christina X. Wood Updated: Dec. 18, 2022 Originally Published: November 5, 2022
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For many people, gift shopping is done at the last minute (or, if you learned a lesson from last year's midnight shopping adventure, a few days or weeks in advance). Either way, even if shopping isn’t your strong suit, it’s very possible to be a bearer of the perfect gifts — no matter the occasion. Who doesn’t want that unwrapping moment when the present you chose goes down as memorable and fun?
The challenge here is to bring a bit of creativity and, perhaps, some research to the task. I did the research for you — and so did the Amazon customers who left reviews. Together, we unearthed these 65 cheap gifts that are skyrocketing in popularity on Amazon and are cool as hell.
So, relax. You’ve got this. Just be ready to hit the buy button when you see the solution.
01 A beautiful charcuterie board for making snacks elegant
There’s a single kitchen item that can turn anything in the fridge into a party-worthy snack, STAT — and that’s a nice charcuterie board. Cheese, dried fruit, nuts, berries, and pieces of toasted bread can be transformed into a beautiful and appealing meal to share on this large bamboo
charcuterie board. The channeled side trays hold nuts or crackers and the big bamboo board offers plenty of canvas for arranging cheese and meat. Everyone needs at least one version of this party hack on hand — so gift away. 02 An insulated lunch box for neat packable meals
Whether you take lunch to work every day or occasionally enjoy a picnic, this
insulated lunch box makes the process easy. The roomy, insulated interior holds plenty of food and has a pocket for ice packs or utensils. The outside pocket holds a few napkins and necessities, and the handle makes it easy to grab and carry. A shoulder strap allows for hands-free carrying or snaps off when it’s unnecessary.
“Absolutely love it!” said one reviewer. “It kept my food and water cold for eight hours and I love the size.”
03 A set of watercolor brush pens for creative relaxation
For anyone who creates to relax, this set of
watercolor brush pens makes it easy to paint on coloring books, blank pages, or journals without hauling out messy paints and supplies or cleaning brushes. The 24 colors are delivered through a soft and precise brush that makes drawing or coloring a pleasure.
“I love this brush pen set,” said one reviewer. “The tips are soft and nice, easy to handle, I can draw fine lines and turn into bolder strokes easily.”
04 A sound machine to pipe relaxation & calm into personal space
Why is this inscrutable black box such an amazing gift? Because sleeping is fabulous, listening to coworkers talk on the phone is not, and a way to self-calm when life gets stressful always comes in handy. This
white noise machine drowns out life’s annoying and sleep-preventing sounds and replaces them with calming alternatives like a babbling brook, a box fan, or the sounds of the ocean. It’s small enough to take traveling and has a sleep timer and six buttons that turn on specific sounds.
“I am absolutely amazed at how much better we sleep with this sound machine,” said one of the 20,000 five-star reviewers.
05 The wallet with AirTag pockets so you always know where it is
AirTag wallet has everything a chronic wallet-loser needs. There are plenty of slots for all the new credit cards and a money clip to hold the replacement cash as well as a slot for an AirTag so this wallet never gets lost. It’s slim enough to fit in a front pocket yet holds as much as a traditional fat bifold wallet. Once it’s loaded with cash, cards, and AirTag, connect it to your phone to always know exactly where the wallet is. It comes in three colors. 06 These accessories that make grilling easier & more fun
Anyone who loves to grill will appreciate a complete
grill accessories kit to level up their game. This collection of spatulas in various lengths and for several purposes will make flipping, moving, and controlling all the meats on the grill so easy. And the long, heat-proof handles prevent burns. The scraper is useful for transferring cut ingredients or clearing a board or grill. And those squirt bottles with snap-closed lids will make applying sauces and oils super fun. It all comes in a carry bag to make storing and setting up the outdoor kitchen easy. 07 The big hair brush that solves so many snarl & curl issues
When someone has hair — especially if it is thick, curly, or prone to tangling — they will love receiving this
detangling brush that works on wet or dry hair. It is the brush that many reviewers say is the only one that can get through serious tangles or hair challenges. The flexible, cone-shaped bristles gently separate the knots rather than ripping out hair so it’s the pain-free brush that makes detangling a kid’s hair easier, too.
“No brush I've owned goes through my hair like this one does!!!” said one reviewer. “It is very quick to use, and my hair looks great after brushing with it!! It also feels WONDERFUL ON MY SCALP and it does NOT make my hair frizzy!!!”
08 A set of steak knives that looks great on a table setting
It’s likely a fair bet that your recipient could use a set of good, sharp steak knives because, so often, this is an acquisition that involves a big outlay of cash. That’s not the case with this premium
steak knife set — but no one has to know that. This set of four sharp, non-serrated knives is perfect for cutting meat and other foods at the table and they look terrific in a place setting.
“Now I can eat steak again!” said one reviewer. “These knives are razor sharp and you can actually cut your food up into nice bite-size pieces!”
09 The vanity mirror that brings bright light to any vanity area
When it comes to applying makeup, lighting is everything. So if you know someone who wears the stuff, they will love this magnified and backlit
vanity mirror that shows them how their makeup looks in the everyday lighting people will see them in. With 2X and 3X magnification mirrors (and options that include 5X and 10X), LED backlights that are tuned to daylight, and a mount that rotates 360 degrees, this is the tool they want.
“I love this mirror,” said one reviewer. “My make-up is now on point. It's great lighting, and the different magnification mirrors also are great.”
10 A bullet journal starter kit with all the tools you need
Get someone started on a bullet journal with this Bullet Notebook
journal set. It takes all the mystery out of this planning and journaling practice that helps people stay on track, set larger goals, track progress, and enjoy a daily moment of creative self-reflection. The kit includes a dot-grid journal, pens, stencils, and a pen case that attaches to the notebook for on-the-go tracking. 11 A memory foam knee pillow to help with hip & back alignment
Anyone who is a side sleeper will benefit from tucking this memory foam
knee pillow between their knees or thighs while they sleep. It helps keep the spine aligned while sleeping to prevent back pain and the contoured shape — with a cooling gel where it touches your legs — helps it comfortably stay put all night.
“This pillow helped alleviate my pain in just one night,” reported one reviewer. “The pillow is not too thick and it does not move overnight.”
12 The massage roller ball for soothing cold therapy
Giving a massage as a gift is a classic — if expensive — option because everyone needs to relax at some point. But this massage roller ball is the gift of massage they can use over and over again and it’s totally affordable. Just roll the steel
massage roller ball over tight muscles and it gets in there and massages them till they relax. Put the ball in the freezer for cold therapy treatment. A gel in the ball holds the cold temperature for a nice long massage.
“This massage roller ball has become my new best friend after those workouts where I decide to go all hardcore and push it to the next level,” said one reviewer. “I honestly wish I'd had one of these years ago.”
13 A unique inflatable neck pillow that allows for real in-flight sleep
Anyone who travels often knows the struggle of trying to sleep on a plane. This
inflatable neck pillow is the solution. Instead of holding your neck up, you rest your head on it leaning forward. It inflates quickly, stores in a small carry bag, and comes with earplugs and an eye mask.
“I set it on my lap, put my earphones on and put my head down,” said one reviewer. “I'm sure I looked a little ridiculous ... [but] the next thing I knew, I was being tapped on the shoulder by a flight attendant ... six hours after I put my head down!”
14 The beard bib that saves time & relationships
Beard upkeep can be a lot of work, but this unique bib apron makes beard-trimming day so much easier. Put the paper towels away and suction the ends of this
beard bib apron to the mirror instead. As you shave, the discarded whiskers land in the bib — not in the sink or all over the floor — so that when you are done, you can gather them all up and throw them away instead of vacuuming the entire bathroom or suffering the wrath of anyone you share the room with.
“I rage ordered this when my boyfriend left his man glitter all over the sink for an ungodly amount of time,” said one reviewer. “It has saved many arguments since.”
15 This exercise ball that’s ideal for the office or home gym
exercise ball is a great addition to anyone’s home gym or home office. Used for stretching, bodyweight exercises, and to help improve balance and stability, it’s a fun and useful piece of workout gear. It’s also a great place to sit and work in order to add movement and a stability challenge to the workday. It comes in five sizes and 10 colors so you can match the decor and the user’s height. 16 The trunk organizer you didn’t know you needed
car trunk organizer is the automotive upgrade that no one knows they need until the first time they drop groceries into it, drive away, and experience goods not flying around the trunk. It has two roomy cargo containers and side pockets for all your in-car necessaries. It clips to the interior and sports big handles so you can haul all your cargo out at once. It works well in a back seat or SUV cargo area, too. When not full, the cargo section folds up halfway or completely so you can reclaim the trunk. Over 48,000 people give it five stars. 17 A coffee canister you will want to keep on the counter
For the coffee lover in your life, this
coffee canister is a beautiful and effective storage container for those precious beans or grounds. It seals tight to help prevent them from getting stale and has a date tracker on the lid so they can be sure they are using the coffee in a timely fashion. The scoop mounted to the side is helpful, too. But the best part is how pretty it looks on the counter. It comes in four finishes. 18 The solution to carrying a phone when you have no pockets
The daily challenge of carrying a phone when you don’t have adequate pockets is a universal problem in modern times. This
phone holder that puts a sizeable pocket on your arm is a nice solution and would make an ideal gift for anyone who runs, walks a dog, or is otherwise faced with this dilemma while trying to go hands-free and not carry a backpack.
“If you work out and want to be hands-free, this product is a must!” said one reviewer. “It fits snug and stays on your arm if you are doing jumping jacks, running sprints, or doing yoga.
19 These ear muffs that keep you warm without messing up your hair
When you want warm ears on a chilly day but don’t want to develop hat hair, these
ear muffs are the solution. They are cozy and warm on the inside and low-key on the outside. The springy fit holds them to your head, wrapping around the back so they don’t mess up your hairstyle.
“A great alternative to wearing a hat - I’ve never been a hat person,” said one reviewer. “It’s like a snuggly blanket around my ears!”
20 This leather belt that looks so expensive
A good leather belt is a wardrobe essential but, for some reason, is something people often neglect to buy for themselves. That makes them the perfect gift! And this genuine
leather belt is a beautiful specimen. It is made of cowhide and you order it based on your pant size for a precise fit. The edge stitching, silver buckle, and double loops give it both style and function. 21 A pair of smart travel coffee mugs that keeps beverages hot or cold for hours
There is no need to drop a tidy fortune for an insulated coffee mug that looks terrific in your hand. This set of two beautiful, stainless steel
insulated coffee mugs has a curved handle, double-wall insulation, sipping lids, and can keep beverages hot or cold for hours. This is a set of two that comes out to just $12 each. They come in 14 colors and over 3,000 people gave them five stars. 22 The tie that looks like silk & is so affordable
Ties are a classic gift, of course. And this handmade
tie is a great choice. The matte finishes and diagonal weave create an understated look. And the microfiber fabric is at once silky soft and last-for-decades durable. Choose a skinny tie or a standard width to suit the style of your recipient and upgrade their collection without going broke.
“It is a dead ringer for the much more expensive Irish poplin tie, down to the bias weave,” said one reviewer. “Great looking tie for an exceptionally low price.”
23 This easy to carry reverse umbrella with sunny linings
This modern — reversed — take on the umbrella makes a great gift because it is at once novel and beautiful, while also being a useful item that works better than a traditional model. When you close the
reverse umbrella, it traps the wet and dripping side inside so the water stays off your shoes and drips, instead, from an easy-to-control exit at the top of the fabric. The interiors are a beautiful surprise and the handle hooks over your wrist — or a wall hook — so it’s easy to carry and store. 24 A set of crystal wine glasses that can go in the dishwasher
This set of six gift-boxed stemless
wine glasses is a lovely upgrade for any home. The thin, laser-cut rims make sipping wine a pleasure of scent and taste and allow the wine to breathe. The crystal-grade glass is delicate and elegant. The 10-ounce capacity is perfect. And the glasses are durable enough to go in the dishwasher.
“Easy to hold and looks great,” said one reviewer. “Nice enough to serve with wine but not too delicate where you would be afraid to break it… would buy this again!!!”
25 A running belt that’s the pocket your workout clothes don’t have
When you are running, hiking, or just want to go out with your phone and some credit cards — but your clothes have no pockets — this body-hugging
running belt snaps on quickly and holds just the right amount of stuff. You can hide it under a shirt or wear it like a statement. There is a channel for your headphones. The belt is adjustable. And the zippered pocket has the capacity to handle any phone. There’s also a small pocket for your keys or other items and a holster for a small water bottle. It comes in seven colors. 26 The collection of shower steamers that reviewers adore
Toss one of these six
shower steamers into the shower so the water douses it as you bathe and the scent they release transforms that daily ablution into a relaxing — or energizing, depending on the scent — spa-like experience. Each of these is a different botanical scent designed to create a mood. Reviewers gave these over 8,000 five-star ratings, and many of them are coming back to buy more for themselves and for gifts. They come in a beautiful gift box so you don’t even have to wrap them. 27 An affordable anti-fatigue mat that looks good in your room
If you want a gift for someone who works in front of a standing desk, loves to cook, or is the one who does all the dishes, be the person who springs for this
anti-fatigue mat to help save their back, legs, and feet from the pain and weariness of standing on a hard floor. The soft foam is bouncy and pleasant to stand on. It also encourages micro-movements that reduce the exhaustion of standing and helps relieve pressure on the joints. The six color options are vibrant and the textured patterns are low-key enough to suit any room. It comes in five sizes. 28 The vacuum cleaner that lives in the car for anywhere cleanups
Keeping a car clean is no easy task, but having this dedicated
car vacuum cleaner in there, tucked neatly into its storage bag, makes it an achievable goal. With detailing attachments to get into car-specific nooks and crannies, a filter to keep the dust contained, and the lighter port as a power source, it makes doing a quick clean-up after a drive something you can do anywhere in just a few minutes.
“I’m not usually one who loves to clean but this was joyful,” said one of the more than 133,000 five-star reviewers. “Maybe it was the crumbs being removed from the car seats, maybe it was the tunes I was jamming to from the radio ... but it was easy.”
29 A cargo liner for dog lovers who want a cleaner car
Dog lovers don’t necessarily want their car to smell like a wet pet. This
SUV cargo liner lets any dog owner have a wet dog and a cleaner car. It completely lines the cargo area of an SUV, snapping to the headrests and clinging to the carpet with a nonslip backing. It’s waterproof and is an excellent fur barrier so the car stays clean. Just remove the liner when the dog isn’t riding back there to carry people or cargo. 30 A glass teapot with an infuser and a warming koozie
Can a tea lover ever have enough teapots? Probably not. This
glass teapot with an infuser makes a nice office or desk option because you can heat the water in a microwave. It’s sized for three to four cups, with a view of the tea as it steeps. It can handle tea bags or loose tea, and removing the steeping tea from the hot water is a simple matter of lifting out the stainless steel infuser. It also comes with an adorable sweater that zips on to keep the tea warm. 31 The shower speaker that sticks to the shower wall
Suction this water-resistant Bluetooth
shower speaker to the wall of the shower and party — or listen to a book — while you bathe. The controls are easy to operate, even with wet and soapy hands, and your phone stays dry outside the shower. At this price, this speaker is a great gift for anyone on your list and it comes in six colors. Almost 19,000 people gave it five stars. 32 A notebook that stores your handwritten notes in the cloud
This slender, 36-page reusable
smart notebook never runs out of paper because, when you fill it up, you just wipe the pages clean and start over. And all the notes are stored forever in the cloud where you can search them, organize them, and access them from any connected device. This dot grid, executive-sized notebook is ideal for anyone who loves to write with a pen yet also wants to store their ideas and jots online where they can be edited and found again. 33 This adapter for your car’s cup holder that fits your big water bottle
If you can’t fit your favorite travel mug in the cup holders in your car, this
cup holder adapter is the solution. Drop it into the cup holder and it turns it into a bigger one. It has two ring adapters so you can get the perfect fit in your cup holder and it will hold big bottles and even mugs with handles.
“Fits my 40 oz Hydro Flask quite well,” reported one reviewer. “[And] the two removable plastic size adjusters plus the neoprene sleeve make for a super tight fit [in the cup holder].”
34 The trash can that helps prevent a messy car
car trash can is the solution to a messy car and the perfect gift for anyone who has one. Big enough to handle food wrappers and empty drink cups, it gives you an easy-to-access place to toss debris while you are driving. It’s waterproof, comes with a supply of liners, has several options for anchoring and hanging it, and has side pockets to keep small essentials on hand. It collapses if you have cargo or passengers and has a lid to hide the mess. 35 An insulated camera lens coffee mug for photography buffs
Anyone who loves coffee, tea, or any hot beverage will love this stainless steel-lined, insulated 13.5-ounce camera lens
coffee mug that showcases their appreciation for old-school cameras and photography. It even comes with a spoon and two lids: One that seals shut and the other that lets you sip on the go. 36 A roll-up puzzle mat that lets them save their work
puzzle mat gently rolls up around the included inflatable cylinder so puzzle lovers can save their work and clear the coffee table. Elastic bands keep the puzzle secure and the mat and deflated cylinder can be stored in the included pouch when not in use.
“It protects my wife's puzzles and allows her to store them for long periods away from our child and pets,” wrote one reviewer. “Amazing value, and a super light design!”
37 This adjustable iPad stand for getting the perfect viewing angle
adjustable iPad stand can also be used for phones, the Nintendo Switch, and other tablets for a hands-free viewing experience. The skid- and scratch-proof base can be adjusted to clamp to a variety of table thicknesses and the extended gooseneck extension means this can be adjusted to just the right angle.
“This is BY FAR the best QUALITY gooseneck phone/tablet mount I've tried for the home. Strong materials that don't feel like they are going to break if you move the arm without holding it at certain places to reduce stress,” said one reviewer. “The three different mounts give you plenty of choices for whatever the size of the device is. [...] This is the last one you'll need to purchase.”
38 A small electric griddle that’s fast & easy to clean
electric griddle is perfect for cooking one egg, a few cookies, or just enough pancakes for a one-person breakfast. The surface is just four inches in diameter and heats up quickly. It also wipes clean. It’s an ideal gift for a single person, someone living in a dorm, or a cookie monster who has frozen dough on hand at all times. 39 A set of handcrafted, personalized leather coasters
The gift for someone who seems to have everything, these hand-stamped full-grain
leather coasters can be personalized with their initials for a unique gift. The coasters come in five colors: Harvest, sienna, black-brown, bark brown, or deep ocean. Handcrafted in Texas, each coaster is unique due to natural variations n the leather and they will develop character with use. 40 A selfie stick that’s also a tripod with a remote
Save someone from the pain of the numb arm caused by holding a phone up for photos, selfies, or video calls, and improve every one of those efforts with this extendable
selfie kit. The arm does all the hard work of holding the phone at an angle, extends so you can get a bit of distance in the photos, and lets you take selfies without a shot of your extended arm. It comes with a remote, snaps open into a tripod, and gets over 15,000 five-star ratings. 41 This button-pushing device that can be controlled with your phone or voice
button-pushing device can automate any switch or button — like turning on outdoor lights at night and off in the morning. This cheap gift can be controlled via remote, using your phone via Bluetooth, or with voice control when paired with virtual assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant. It has lots of creative uses too, like having coffee brewed on schedule before they’ve gotten out of bed. 42 These lightbulbs that keep lighting when the power goes out
Sometimes a practical gift is the way to go, especially if it shows that you care about the safety of your recipient. And these two
LED lightbulbs with a backup battery are exactly that. Screw them into a lamp or light fixture and the next time the power goes out, they will keep on lighting at 60 watts for up to five hours. They are self-charging so they are plug-and-forget easy. Is there anyone on your list who would not love you for this every time there’s a power outage? 43 The handiest drill-free, wall-mounted dry food dispenser
wall-mounted dry food container lets them keep small dry food at hand including rice, dried beans, or even fish food. Another helpful use is in the laundry room where it can serve up laundry beads or in the bathroom for bath salts and bath beads. It comes with two cups and the divider is removable to expand storage for one type of food or item. It sticks to the wall with the included adhesive, so there’s no need to drill holes in the wall either. 44 The genius pickle storage idea every pickle lover wants
Anyone who loves pickles will also love the genius design of this
pickle and olive container. Open the top, pour your pickles from the jar into the top section, and all the juice goes into the bottom section while the pickles (or olives) remain dry on the top. When you store them in the fridge, turn the container over and the juice returns to the pickle storage area. No more digging around in the juice to get at the prize. 45 A set of 3 blue light-blocking glasses that help with computer eye strain
For those who spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen, these
blue light-blocking glasses can help ease the glare. With trendy round frames, three pairs in different colors in each set, and lots of color options, reviewers love the way they look and how much better their eyes feel when they wear them. 46 A hanging cap keeper that solves the problem of hat storage
Want to know the dark secret of anyone who always sports a cool ball cap? Storage. Hats are a challenge to store unless you have vast amounts of space. But this
hanging cap keeper manages it. It holds 16 caps in a small space in the closet and you can see them all, choose one to wear, and safely put them away easily.
“My husband has a ton of hats and they ... were unused because he couldn't see them,” wrote one reviewer. “I got this and it works great! ... He can just unclip the one he wants and off he goes!”
47 A sturdy phone mount to help make in-car phone use safer
If anyone on your list is driving without a phone mount in their car, this
phone holder is the perfect gift for them. It clips onto the air vent and grips the phone securely so that using navigation and taking calls can be done without looking away from the road. It rotates so you can view the phone in portrait or landscape mode. Reviewers love it and gave it over 7,000 five-star reviews. 48 A wall organizer that attaches to any outlet cover to clear clutter off counters and tables
In the why-didn’t-I-think-of-this category, we can (almost) guarantee they don’t have this practical gift. This
wall organizer attaches directly to any existing outlet cover to create a spot to stash sunglasses, pens, key cards, or any other small objects. It has a hook for holding cards, mail, or stamps and there is an optional piece that can hold up to four keys along the bottom. It’s also available in black.
“This is [perfect] for by the door. My house now has all the keys neatly lined up and accessible instead of in a pile on a side table,” wrote one reviewer. “Easy to install, just unscrew your faceplate, pop in the organizer, and then screw it back in. Looks sleek and simple. Highly Recommend.”
49 An adjustable bath pillow that stays mold-free
Upgrade their baths with this adjustable
bath pillow that suctions to fit any size tub and stay firmly in place. Available in five colors, this tub cushion is waterproof — so it won’t absorb water and grow moldy — and it has comfy two-inch foam cushions.
One reviewer wrote, “I bought it as a gift for my mom and she loves it. Uses it on a regular basis and said that it is so comfortable and great to use. Thrilled with how it stays in place unlike the last bath pillow she had. Would fully recommend if you take relaxing baths often.”
50 These magnetic charging cables with interchangeable tips so they always have the right cord
Nothing is more annoying than trying to find the charging cable in the right length with the right connections. This
set of five charging cables comes with two three-foot, two six-foot, and one ten-foot charging cables and the tips are interchangeable. It includes micro-USB, USB-C, and lightning connection options that attach magnetically. The connection even rotates 180 degrees, making it more comfortable to use a device while it’s charging. 51 The cutest pop-up toothpick dispenser
When you don’t know what to get, get a
toothpick dispenser with a push button on top that pops up a toothpick. This automatic dispenser comes with enough toothpicks to get you started and is so cute that everyone will play with it when they unwrap it. And, you will also have toothpicks after dinner. There are two colors. 52 This popular air fryer with over 15,000 5-star reviews
air fryer is compact in size, it’s a full-featured model with over 15,000 five-star reviews from thrilled Amazon reviewers. The flat detachable basket adds 40% more space for food and it and the tray are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe and it has an auto shutoff safety feature. The two-liter fryer basket uses little or no oil to create a crisp fried texture to foods including chicken, vegetables, and even leftovers. 53 An easy-clean electric quesadilla maker that has their favorite food ready in under 5 minutes
Give the gift of a quick easy meal or snack with the
Elite Gourmet Non-Stick Electric Quesadilla Maker. It features a red cool-touch exterior and hot pepper-shaped handle and turns out six wedges of quesadillas in under five minutes using eight-inch tortillas. The indicator light alerts you when it’s preheated and ready to go and the non-stick interior is easy to clean by wiping clean.
“Use this often at my house and when my mother would visit she would use it and always compliment to ease of use,” said one reviewer. “I end up ordering her one for a fun Xmas gift. Clean up is easy.”
54 This quirky, customizable planter that provides a spot to stash glasses
For all the dog lovers in your life, this
puppy planter offers a spot for a small plant on a desk or end table, but it can also be used as a pen holder or a spot to stash remotes or any other small objects. This quirky planter offers a great spot to keep glasses or sunglasses safe and the ceramic material can be endlessly customized with the included dry-erase marker.
“I have this on my desk at work. I planted succulents and use it to hold my sunglasses. Everyone wanted to know where to get one. Great as a gift, it’s different,” wrote one reviewer.
55 A pair of ‘90s-esque sunglasses in a squared round shape
sunglasses offer a new take on the round shape: Squared. It’s hip and channels those uber-present ‘90s fashion vibes. The frames are light. You can pick from 11 lens color and frame color combinations, and they are super affordable.
“[Love] these sunnies. [Super] cute and pretty high quality for the price!! [They] are polarized and they work amazing and are in style right now,” shared one reviewer.
56 The TikTok-famous burger holders that will keep their hands (and car) clean
Featuring food-grade silicone, this set of four
burger holders helps them keep their hands clean and prevents food from dripping out into their car. These BPA-free, reusable holders are dishwasher-safe and the set ensures they always have a clean one ready for their next meal.
One reviewer wrote, “I had my doubts about this item, but they actually do work and do catch all the drippings from a hamburger there. Also easy to clean.”
57 A wireless karaoke microphone for your next party or carpool
If you love Carpool Karaoke, why not make some of your own? This wireless karaoke microphone is portable, rechargeable, and connects to any Bluetooth-streaming device or your car’s stereo, wirelessly, so you can sing through the car speakers. It’s fun for long rides and also works at home — or anywhere.
“Dangerously FUN!” reports one reviewer. “This is the BESSST! SO MUCH FUN! We use it in the car, obviously, and my kids take turns singing and telling dad jokes at red lights.”
58 The straw that can filter any water
When you’re out camping or get lost in the woods, this personal
water filter straw can provide a safe drink from water you find in nature. The built-in filters are designed to remove water-born parasites, bacteria, microplastics, and dirt so even if you are forced to drink from a puddle, you will survive it. And the water might actually taste good.
“I saw Bear Grylls drink water from a street puddle using this and that sold me,” said one reviewer. “I don't intend to do that but it's certainly good for drinking from streams and such.”
59 A weird silicone freezer cup that turns anything into a slushie
This weird silicone
smoothie cup with an insulated liner can turn any drink into a slushie or smoothie with a few squeezes. Put it in the freezer first. Then pour your drink into it and squeeze. It freezes your soda or juice into a cold and delicious treat. The spoon straw is perfect for consuming that frozen creation and the lid keeps it all inside. It makes a great gift for kids.
“Makes a quick frozen slushie from any drink — lemonade, soft drink, etc,” said one reviewer. “We keep it ready and frozen in the freezer all the time.”
60 This bottle cutter that turns empties into art
Know someone a little crafty? Help them turn all the empty beer, liquor, and wine bottles into glassware, vases, and other useful items with this
bottle-cutting tool kit. It has all the tools — roller, blades, safety gloves, sandpaper, and cleaning sponge — to get started on this craft, which is also the ultimate form of recycling.
“I got this product so I could cut some wine bottles and make some cool stuff,” said one reviewer. “It was so easy to use! I followed the directions and it took me less [than] 10 minutes to cut the glass!”
61 These sports armbands that keep their phone and key handy for running and going to the gym
With a stretchy-comfortable armband and a fully adjustable
phone holder that lets you rotate your device for a better view, this is the perfect gift for the joggers, runners, and avid gym-goers in your life. The band has a hidden inner spot for keeping a housekey safe and the phone-holding adjusts to fit devices from four to seven inches tall, so it works just as well for the iPhone as it does for Android models.
“The phone holder is easy to use, light weight, and holds the phone well. It's ease of access while working-out, running, or biking makes it particularly useful. Don't have to fumble in your pocket to set the timer between sets, or try to get it out of your pocket while running. Just [raise] and turn your wrist and it's right there with all your data,” wrote one satisfied customer.
62 A mattress cover that protects the bed & helps cools hot sleepers
If you — or someone you love — sleeps hot, you know the problem. You wake up hot, kick off the covers, and then get cold and pull the covers back on. Repeat all night. This
mattress pad cover is the solution. The blend of microfiber and bamboo help regulates body temperature so that none of that happens.
“LOVE my new mattress but yikes was it making me sleep HOT ...” said one reviewer. “I swapped out my mattress pad for this cover and MAGIC. Now I sleep comfortably all nite and I get to enjoy my thick, fluffy, heavy winter bedding.” It also protects your mattress from spills and stains.
63 A big, fridge-mounted whiteboard for brainstorming or organizing
Stick this big
dry-erase whiteboard to the fridge and turn that appliance into a brainstorming space, communication center, or a place for daily reminders. It comes with four colored dry-erase markers and an eraser and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who works from home or wants assistance remembering appointments or lists. 64 A waterproof, foldable keyboard that makes working on the go easy
waterproof, silicone keyboard is compatible with desktop computers, notebooks, and all-in-one computers. It’s USB-powered and can be folded or rolled up for working on the go or traveling. The keys are designed to click quietly and the keyboard is also dust- and crumb-proof. 65 This floor mop with a built-in reusable spray bottle
floor mop with a refillable spray bottle makes cleaning the floor so easy that it’s no big deal. Fill the bottle with the cleanser of your choice, spray the floor with the handle, and wipe away the spills and dirt. The mop pads are washable and reusable and it stores easily in a small closet, too.
“I love the simplicity of this mop,” said one reviewer. “Whoever made this is a genius!”
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November 5, 2022