If going to the mall during the holidays drove you nuts before 2020, then Amazon Prime will save your soul now more than ever. Where else can you buy a wool Mackage coat, a sculpted bust of a greek god, a cardboard turntable for cats, and toilet paper? From the comfort of your couch. Naked.
Because there are millions of choices on Amazon and going through the results for even a single inquiry can be exhausting, we went through tens of thousands of items and put together a definitive list of the best gifts you can shop this year with Prime. Our non-negotiable criteria? Items had to be unique, high-quality, practical or chic, because nobody has time for anything else these days. Below, our top picks on Amazon Prime to add to your cart now.
Plush Slipper Socks Women
Amazon reviewers are obsessed with this set of fuzzy socks, which happens to be a steal at this price. (Think 2.4k ratings and counting, with an average of 4.6/5 stars.) A handful of designs are available, but the heart motifs here are especially kitschy-chic.
Le Specs. Air Heart Sunglasses
If these glamorous and slightly oversized sunnies look familiar it’s because Meghan Markle sported this exact pair during her 2019 baby shower. Shoppers, note that these fan-favorite shades have a track record for selling out fast.
Reversible Zebra Bathmat in Grey
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side… Not when you’re getting out of the tub though. That’s dangerous in an ER-kind of way. Anyway, here’s a cute, dryer-friendly bathmat.
NEST Pumpkin Chai Candle, 8.1 oz
If there’s a person on your shopping who’s crazy for all things pumpkin spiced, look no further than this best selling candle from NEST Fragrances.
Emmanuelle Initial Necklace
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry
A personalized touch goes a long way in making it look like you didn’t wait until the last minute to pick something out and panic while doing so. Here, a gothic initial pendant from Jennifer Zeuner that subtly channels Regina George’s ‘R’ necklace. More letters are available as well.
7/8 Jogger Travel Pants
Editor’s note: I own these joggers and am in love with them. What first sold me on these was that reviewers mentioned how similar these are to Lululemon’s On The Fly jogger, which cost about three times more. Fast forward to me owning 4 pairs and recently FaceTiming with my grandma who was rocking her own pair as well. A great gift for any woman who likes comfortable, flattering pants.
Flex Wireless Earphones
I obtained a pair of the latest Beats (the brand’s most affordable headphones to date) for testing a few weeks back and haven’t stopped using them since. Delivering crystal clear sound, 12 hours of battery life, and a rapid fast charge, these bluetooth wireless headphones are overall better than headphones I’ve spent at least 4x more on over the years.
SLIP Silk Pillowcase in Silver
Anti-aging and crease minimizing benefits aside, a silk pillowcase simply just feels and looks luxurious. Because falling asleep in 2020 isn’t easy, this king size pillowcase makes for a thoughtful gift.
UGG Fluffita Slipper
Have a shoe lover on your shopping list? Change their life with UGG’s Fluffita slippers. These fuzzy-feeling platform slippers will elevate all of their favorite loungewear ‘fits.
Mayberry Sheepskin Women’s Slippers
Cozy gifts are a failsafe move for 2020, so here’s another pair of chic sheepskin slippers certain to delight.
Dachsie Ring Holder
This dachshund ring holder takes cute jewelry organization to another level. Perfect for the dog lover who’s constantly rotating her stack.
OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS 2020
Velvet Red Matte Lipstick
Founded by Amanda Johnson and KJ Millers, Mented Cosmetics is a vegan, cruelty-free makeup brand beloved for their inclusivity. Oprah herself is a fan—the brand’s Lipstick Trio made her Favorite Things list this year. The trio is currently sold out, but you can still treat the lipstick lover in your life to this bold and classic red shade.
OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS 2020
‘Tis The Season Huggie Set
Stella & Haas
This trio of hypoallergenic freshwater pearl huggies is another covetable find from Oprah’s Favorite Things List this year. Considering how versatile these earrings are, I don’t blame you if you opt to keep a pair for yourself.
Relaxed-Fit Mock-Neck Puffer Jacket
Sharing how warm and cute this $64 jacket with the world feels like giving away a secret. (Editor’s note: I ordered this for my sister and can attest to how suave this looks IRL.)
Mini Island Tote Bag
$245.00 (30% off)
They say the best gifts are the ones you’d want for yourself. Staud’s 90s-feeling tote bag is proof in leather form.
Layla Bamboo Bed Sheets
$125.00 (29% off)
A sheet upgrade is the gift that keeps on giving. Suitable for sensitive skin types and hot sleepers, Layla Sleep’s 300-thread count Bamboo sheets are soft to the touch and eco-friendly. (Bamboo uses 200x less water than cotton and doesn’t require harsh chemicals in the production process.) The set includes a fitted sheet, top sheet and 2 pillowcases.
PhoneSoap Pro UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger
File PhoneSoap’s Pro UV smartphone sanitizer under universally practical gift ideas. In just five minutes, this device is able to kill up to 99.99% of germs thanks to its powerful UV-C light.
These retro-looking walkie talkies are technically for kids aged 4 through 14; however, these will make a useful gift for any family quarantining together in the suburbs in lieu of a fancy intercom system. These boast a 3 mile range for outside, camping and hiking, as well as a backlit LCD flashlight.
Boy Smells Cinderose Candle
This all natural candle made from beeswax and coconut wax smells even better than it looks. Think notes of rose, orange blossom, and jasmine mixed with smoke, cedar, and birch tar.
Thames & Hudson
Anyone who loves The Supremes or retro glamour will swoon over this new coffee table book, which chronicles the fashion history of the beloved 1960s Motown group. Founding member Mary Wilson tells her friend and co-author, Mark Begu, the whole story of the band.
Gisele Long PJ Set
Eberjey is practically synonymous with great pajamas. Made from modal and spandex jersey (no polyester!), these PJs are breathable, ridiculously soft and hot sleeper-friendly. Unlike cheaper options out there, you can be sure these will last for years to come.
Power Workout Leggings in Black
To give you a sense of how beloved British brand Sweaty Betty’s power leggings are, one pair has sold every 90 seconds this year. (Editor’s note: I own these and don’t stop talking about how I think they’re the most comfortable and flattering leggings of all time.) New to Amazon Prime, these are still in stock in every size at the time of publication.
Women’s Asili Stacking Rings
Women-founded and sustainably sourced, SOKO makes some of the coolest, vintage-feeling costume jewelry around. Their pieces are handcrafted by artisans Kenya who use recycled brass, upcycled horns and traditional techniques.
Leather Touchscreen Texting and Driving Gloves
If you’re bougie on a budget, check out these Italian cashmere-lined leather gloves which boast over 1.7k ratings. As one reviewer put it: “They are great, and actually fit very well. Beautifully packaged. Could be a gift but I am keeping them!”
OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS 2020
African Beauty Body Butter Gift Set Tin
Intro a loved one to their new favorite cream moisturizers (another one of Oprah’s Favorite Things this year) with this chicly packaged set containing 5 hydrating body butters.
Women’s Duality Reversible Sherpa Jacket
$148.42 (28% off)
Not only is Alo Yoga’s best-selling Duality jacket fun and practical in equal measure, it’s reversible and one side is sherpa. Five other colorways are available too.
Large Nylon Reusable Shopping Bag
Good riddance, plastic. With a pattern this groovy, they’ll never forget to bring this with them every time they go to the grocery store.
Coffee Animals Coloring Book
Each page in this delightful coloring book opens up to a cute design with funny coffee quotes and easy coffee recipes.
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers
Editor’s note: I’m a lifelong doodler and Tomboy’s dual tip brush pens are unrivaled when it comes to ease of use and vibrancy. Several color palettes are available in case you’re after something louder too. PS: A bunch are on sale right now, which is rare for the brand.
Retro Bluetooth Speaker
This ultra-compact speaker is sure to be a crowdpleaser. The indoor/outdoor speaker not only connects with bluetooth, but can be used as an FM radio with AUX connectivity as well, all while delivering impressive sound and 10 hours of battery life. A carrying strap and dust bag are also included, which makes for a sleek presentation.
Bose SoundLink Revolve Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
$249.00 (17% off)
This sleek indoor/outdoor speaker delivers crystal clear sound quality and long battery life (16 hours!) certain to enhance any user’s listening experience. From true crime podcasts to Netflix to electronic music experiences, these will be a game-changer.
14k Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings
Gold hoops go with everything and somehow always feel cool wearing. Here, a 14k gold pair made in the US that won’t slim down your holiday shopping budget.
Sherpa Trucker Jacket
Levi’s sherpa jackets have been worn by every fashion girl from Gigi Hadid to Zendaya. The denim staple is not only a godsend for complicated transitional temps, but a cozy piece to throw on at home.
Visual Feast: Contemporary Food Photography and Styling
Earning its moniker, Visual Feast is a coffee table fixture that explores food presentation in a myriad of Art forms. From witty jello dishes to painted lobsters, the foodie in your life will find the book’s photography drool-worthy.
Classic Greek Michelangelo David Bust Statue
Nothing subtly says ‘I’m an Intellectual’ louder than having a decorative bust of a Greek god on display in one’s home. Your loved one won’t see this gift coming, but they’ll love it all the same. (Editor’s note: This is the only item on our list where you have to pay for shipping, but it’s only $2.99.)
990 V5 Sneaker
Few dad sneakers are more iconic or podiatrist-loved than New Balance’s 990 V5 sneaker. (Yes, this is the sneaker you’ve been seeing all over Instagram since quarantine.) Zoe Kravitz, Kaia Gerber and Rosie Huntington-Whitely are just a few of the celebs who’ve been photographed by the ‘paps wearing the chunky anti-It shoe this year.
Women’s Natural Lace Trim Vest
Iris & Lilly
White tank tops have defined Tik Tok-era fashion more than any other article of clothing. Gift a set for the culture.
2021 Sheep Wall Calendar
Bright Day Calendars
Whether you’re shopping for the aunt that does her own thing or your friend with the ironic instagram aesthetic, this sheep calendar will just hit different.
Women’s Nori-K Coat
Kindly sidestep the puddle of drool that formed while I gazed at this wool coat. That leather waist belt! The removable bib (!!!). The feminine silhouette that doesn’t sacrifice warmth! She’ll love this because how could anybody not?
Women’s LMC Alpine Anorak
$124.00 (50% off)
This half zip is practically dripping in fuzzy-feeling appeal.
Squeaky Parody Plush Dog Toy
Haute Diggity Dog
A fabulous squeaky toy for a fabulous pup. (Editor’s note: hi, Freddy!!)
Juicy Couture DIY Bracelet Making Kit
Make It Real
*Puts on Maneater by Nelly Furtado for a quick journey to 2006.* This kitschy DIY bracelet kit will pull at the heart strings of anyone who owned a velour tracksuit in the early oughts. Technically speaking, this set was probably intended for pre-teens, which makes it a good gift youngins who weren’t around for Juicy’s heyday all the same.
14k Gold Linked Diamond Stud Earring
This 0.13ct diamond stud earring (yes, it’s sold individually and I’m sorry) will be her new favorite earring if she has more than one piercing.
Kitty Espresso Coffee Maker
Stainless steel espresso coffee makers don’t get any chicer than the Bialetti Kitty.
Modern Glass Globe Table Desk Lamp
This sculptural table lamp injects instant modernity and warmth. It includes an LED bulb too, so the design lover you gift this too will be able to set it up and enjoy right away.
Clear Acrylic Bookends (Set of 4)
If you’re after a gift for a book lover that isn’t books, this top-rated set of acrylic bookends works for any decor style.
Enameled Cast Iron Signature Dutch Oven
Le Creuset is the gold standard of cookware and their dutch ovens are the lightest on the market. Here, the legendary brand’s signature enameled cast iron Dutch Oven in a gradient motif that brings to mind sunsets and Prada’s fall-winter 2018 collection.
BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX
eufy by Anker
$175.99 (37% off)
It’s hard to come by a list of best robot vacuums online (written by experts who actually tested hundreds of models) where eufy’s RoboVac 15C MAX isn’t included as a budget-friendly mention. The RoboVac 15C MAX has wifi and Alexa voice connectivity, which makes it easy breezy to set up and use. Reviewers love how it delivers an impressive clean with strong suction and self-charges after a clean.
There’s no such thing as too many coasters, though there is such thing as really tacky coasters. Trust me, I went through over 200 before finding this cool geometric set. These have a cork-lined base which further helps to protect furniture.
Plush Sherpa Throw Blanket
Available in over 20 different colors and patterns, this reviewer-loved sherpa throw blanket works for any age and aesthetic.
Men’s Sherpa-Lined Puffer Jacket
Editor’s note: I got my dad this jacket for his birthday a few weeks ago because I figured it looked warm and practical. Turns out, this $42 coat is the softest-feeling men’s jacket anyone in my family has ever come across. Besides looking way more expensive than its price tag, this coat is warm and has a sherpa-lined hood which feels cloud-like. (Amazon, if you’re reading this, please make this coat in women’s.)
Polo Ralph Lauren Outdoor Bear Scarf
Polo Ralph Lauren
For a guy in your life who’s a nightmare to shop for, look no further than this ribbed knit scarf featuring Ralph Lauren’s iconic, well-dressed bear.
Men’s Figaro Chain Necklace
In case you’re still thinking about how hot Connell’s chain was in Normal People. Same.
Men’s Memory Foam Slippers
These comfy slippers are machine washable, which means if he’s prone to having sweaty feet… you can gift these without any worry you might later regret it.
Essential Crewneck Sweater
Editor-loved brand State Cashmere makes 100% pure hypoallergenic cashmere for a fraction of what I see a lot of other brands charging. Here, a failsafe crewneck he’ll have for years to come.
Starter Shaving Kit for Men
Intro him to his new favorite grooming brand with a set that includes everything from a shave brush to priming oil to a safety razor and more. This shaving kit boasts over 400 reviews, with several mentioning how Bevel’s products help prevent razor bumps.
Hidden Comfort No-Show Socks
Runners swear by the support and durability of Balega socks. Take it from the 7k reviews this no-show unisex pair has, these will be a hit.
Grand Court Sneaker
If you’re shopping for a boyfriend who’s an amazing person but just not the best dresser, start with his shoes. Prince Harry has been photographed in a similar pair (Sdidas’s Gazelle trainer) in a similar grey, suede color on countless occasions. This color looks sharp with everything.
DiamondClean Classic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
$168.00 (16% off)
Rumored users of the prestigious DiamondClean toothbrush include Beyoncé and Kim K. Per Philips, this luxe toothbrush removes up to 7x more plaque than a manual toothbrush, whitens teeth after 1 week of use, and improves gum health in only 2 weeks.
Pet Cardboard Turntable & DJ Mixer
For the cat person who loves a good RAC remix. To quote an epic review on Amazon: “By 9pm, DJ Kitty was in beast mode as the rave kicked off in the living room. As the sun came up, DJ Kitty refused to part with the deck… Yes, a bit expensive for (sic)carboard, but we are considering selling tickets to the next show to make up the difference.”
OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS 2020
Footnanny Hemp Extract Spa Treatment Set
Footnanny has been on Oprah’s Favorite Things list for seven years and counting, though the foot-care brand is loved by many, many more. Here, a trio that will help with exfoliating, soothing and relieving targeted areas of the body that often get neglected.
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Few tech gadgets, if any, look as suave as AirPods. Of all the headphones carried on Amazon, these remain the #1 best-selling pair (no exaggeration), and for a limited time only, they’re currently on sale.
Trigger Point Performance
To give you a sense of how beloved TriggerPoint’s GRID foam roller is, it has 11.4k global ratings and an average score of 4.7 stars. It comes with free online videos so users can learn the best ways to utilize it for stretching and relieving tension.
Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Diffuser
Shopping for a dedicated yogi or someone who could use a little serenity right now? Meet VicTsing’s popular essential oil diffuser that boasts 11.3k ratings and counting. The diffuser offers 2 modes, 4 different timers and 7 different color lights, which makes for a personalized zen experience.
Jenga is fun whether you’re 6-years-old or 42.
Posh Peanut Pajamas Set (Newborn to Toddler Sizes)
Made from soft viscose bamboo, these pajamas will be super soft for any baby, toddler or eager young mind on your shopping list. A variety of prints are available in sizes spanning 0-3 months to 6 years.
Grippy Non-Slip Socks for Kids
The story behind this cheerful sock brand will move you (and the recipient). Resilience Gives was founded by Jake Teitebaum, a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor who was frustrated with poorly-made socks during his stem cell transplant, and is co-owned by Andee Wallace, whose father survived non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. For each pair of socks purchased, the brand donates a pair to a child with cancer who’s undergoing treatment in a hospital. (Women’s and men’s sizes are also available in case you also want to get yourself a pair.)
Justine Carreon is the market editor at ELLE.com covering fashion, Dutch ovens, and fashion again.
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