49 truly unique gift ideas available on Amazon, from lightsaber chopsticks to agate stone bookends

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  • Amazon stocks just about any product you can think of, including plenty of fun and unique gifts.
  • From handmade goods to funny finds, we found the best unique gift ideas on Amazon.

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When looking for unique gift ideas with that extra personal feel, Amazon may not be the first place that pops into your head to look. But it turns out you can find great options if you’re willing to dig. Amazon handmade offers artisan products from small businesses around the country and Amazon has even curated gift lists and ideas catered to different hobbies, styles, and more. You can also shop Amazon’s portal to specifically support Black-owned businesses.

We’ve done the tough work for you and scoured Amazon to find truly singular and cool gift ideas.

Here are 49 cool and unique gifts ideas, all available on Amazon.

A calming bonsai growing kit

Bonsai Starter Kit

Planter’s Choice Bonsai Starter Kit, $29.99

An ideal gift for those with a nurturing spirit, the Planter’s Choice Bonsai Starter Kit is a great introduction to gardening and is a calming addition to their desk, nightstand, or entryway table. The kit comes with a learning guide, seeds stored in vials for germination, four biodegradable growing pots, one expanding-soil disc, four bamboo plant markers, and one bonsai clipper.

Lightsaber chopsticks for Star Wars fans

Chop Sabers Light Up LightSaber Chopsticks

Chop Sabers Light Up Lightsaber Chopsticks, $9.97

May the force be with them at every meal with these lightsaber chopsticks. A fun addition to any dining table, these LED chopsticks come in various neon colors to suit their mood.

A warmer to keep their coffee hot

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Dimux Coffee Mug Warmer, $26.99

The Dimux coffee mug warmer is a necessary addition to any tea- or coffee-lover’s workstation and keeps beverages at a constant temperature of 131 degrees Fahrenheit. It can also work with their favorite candle to gently release the scent without the need to actually light it.

A wireless Bluetooth karaoke microphone for entertaining

BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

Bonaok Karaoke Microphone, $30.99

Bring musical fun to their lives with this Bonaok karaoke microphone. A great accessory for any event or just to liven up a dull day, this Bluetooth microphone works as a speaker, plus records and plays music for up to ten hours.

A heated eye mask with music

RENPHO Eye Massager

Renpho Eye Massager, $48.95 

Help them unwind from a long day and mentally turn on their “do not disturb mood” with the Renpho eye massager. The built-in heating pads relieve eye strain and stimulate blood circulation via acupuncture points. It even features a Bluetooth music option so they can put on soothing music to further destress.

An original Tamagotchi

Unique amazon gifts - An original Tamagotchi in a purple box

Original Tamagotchi, $17.27

For those nostalgic for the ’90s, there’s nothing like playing an OG Tamagotchi. They’ll love getting to feed and play with their digital pet.

A snow cone machine

Woman using a shaved ice machine with snow cone cups and colorful straws on the kitchen counter

Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine, $39.99

There’s nothing like cooling off with a delicious snow cone treat. Now it’s easy to make them right at home with this handy and easy-to-use machine. Don’t forget to pair it with shaved ice syrups.

A soothing desk fountain

Unique Amazon gifts - a three-tiered tabletop fountain with candles

Alpine Corporation Tiered Tabletop Fountain with Candles, $29.95

Give the gift of zen with this soothing 11-inch tall tabletop fountain. Water trickles from each tier to mimic the sounds of a small waterfall and they can light the candles for an extra calming touch.

A Lego-style coffee mug

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BOMENNE Build-on Brick Mug, $17.95

Brighten the start of any day with this fun coffee mug. It’s compatible with LEGO and most building bricks so they customize it and it’s available in six color options.

Beautiful bookends that double as decor

unique amazon gifts geode bookends

JIC Gem Agate Bookends, $28.99

These gorgeous geode bookends add a magical touch to home decor and come in a range of colors from teal to amethyst. You can also choose from various weights and they come with rubber bumpers to ensure bookcases and shelves don’t get scratched.

A drool-worthy cozy blanket

Under $25 CASOFU Burritos Blanket

Casofu Burritos Throw Blanket, $19.99

This whimsical tortilla blanket is both funny and functional. Many from a cozy flannel fabric, it comes in four sizes from 47 to 80 inches. And just in case they have a food obsession beyond burritos, you can also opt for pizza, waffle, or pie blanket options.

A fanny pack for hands-free organization on the go

Under $25 EGOGO Travel Sport Waist Pack Fanny Pack

EGOGO Travel Sport Waist Fanny Pack, $16.99

For hikers and day-trippers, this handy fanny pack has plenty of zippered pockets to keep essentials like their phone, keys, and credit cards organized while on the go. Made from a durable and water-resistant nylon, it even features a spot to keep their water bottle and the waist strap tightens to ensure a good fit.

A rainbow-hued vase

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Magicpro Crystal Flower Vase, $34.99

With its eye-catching design and rainbow hues, this crystal vase makes for an elegant centerpiece or mantle addition with or without flowers.

A fun inflatable lounger

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Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa, $38.98

From a backyard hangout to a beach picnic, this inflatable lounger will come in handy as a comfy seating option. No pump is required, it comes in a handy carrying case, and it’s available in 16 different colors and patterns.

Decorative tealights to add some greenery

Unique Amazon gifts tea light candles

SanSeng Succulent Tealight Candles, $9.99

If even simple succulents seem like too much work to care of, these cute candle tealights are handmade in the shape of cacti and succulents are a fun touch of green decor for any space.

A cool planet lamp

Unique Amazon gifts Planet Lamp

UooEA Saturn Lamp, $23.99

You may be seeing trendy moon lamps popping up, but you can make your gift even more unique by opting for this Saturn lamp. The dimmable LED lamp has seven different settings and you can even set it to change colors to a bright hue. Easy to move from room to room, it lasts for up to eight hours after each charge.

A trio of flavorful honey

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Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Honey Sampler Gift Set, $49.99

If they can’t bear the thought of a meal without something sweet, upgrade their condiments with this set of funky flavored honey from Bushwick Kitchen. 

A cute reusable bag

Amazon gifts under $50 Baggu

Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag, from $12

Whether it’s used to carry their groceries or random knickknacks, everyone needs a good reusable bag. We love the original Baggu. It can hold up to 50 pounds of stuff, but can also be folded down to fit in your pocket. It also comes in tons of fun colors and patterns.

A calendar for the dog lover

Amazon gifts under $50 We Rate Dogs

WeRateDogs 2021 Calendar, $15.99

If you ask us, there is truly nothing better than 365 days of dogs. The calendar comes from the same brains behind WeRateDogs’ popular Twitter account, and don’t worry, every dog receives a rating of at least 11/10.

A starry sky light projecto

unique gifts amazon star projector

IYUT 3-in-1 LED Ceiling Galaxy Light Projector, $32.99 

This fun light projector brings the night sky inside and features 10 lighting colors, three brightness levels, and three speed settings. It also includes built-in speakers and works with smartphones via Bluetooth or USB to play music as the lights twinkle around you. 

A diffuser disguised as a houseplant

cactus diffuser

Round A’round Cactus Room Scents, $32

A cactus is a fun way to add some color to your desk or countertop, but if you’re not ready to be a plant parent, go for this instead. It’s actually a diffuser — it’ll fill your room with a nice floral scent — but it looks like a cute potted plant. 

A keychain for hot sauce lovers

Unique Amazon gifts Tabasco

Tabasco Hot Sauce Keychain, $11.88

They’ll never have to endure a flavorless meal again. This mini bottle of Tabasco sauce comes with a keychain for spice that goes wherever they do. 

An easy attachment to make homemade pasta

unique amazon gifts kitchenaid pasta attachment

KitchenAid Gourmet Pasta Press Attachment, $179.99

If your giftee already has a Kitchenaid stand mixer, get them this attachment that lets them easily make their own fresh noodles. Six different interchangeable discs mean they can switch between noodle types, including spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli, and large or small macaroni.

A solar power bank for on-the-go charging

unique gifts amazon solar charger

Solar Power Bank, $28.99

For outdoor and camping enthusiasts, this 10,000mAh wireless power bank works as a standard charger, but can also run via solar power as a backup option when outlets aren’t available. Its compact size makes it easy to pack and it also comes with dual flashlights and a compass kit.

A retro rice cooker

dash, $35

Dash Mini Rice Cooker, $19.99

This little gadget not only cooks rice but can make stew, oatmeal, soup, pasta, veggies and more. The style and colorful enamel coating add a retro look to their kitchen.

A bracelet with a hidden message

amazon unique gifts morse code bracelet

IEFWELL Morse Code Bracelets, $12.99

These beaded sterling silver bracelets aren’t just stylish — they also spell out fun messages in Morse code. Choose classic options like “BFF” or “I Love You” or fun phrases like “Tribe” or “She Did.”

A cute and practical phone holder

Unique Amazon gifts phone holder

Dinosaur Silicone Phone Holder, $9.99

This endearing little dino isn’t just a piece of decor, it can actually can hold their phone. It comes in over ten colors, so you can find one in their favorite color.

A hydrating face cream that the French swear by

embryolisse, $25

Embryolisse Lait Cream Fluide, $35

French pharmacies are known for their readily-available, high-quality skincare products. Gifting your buddy a ticket to Paris may be out of the budget, but you can still snag them some of these cult-favorite products, like this seriously hydrating face cream.

A little fan to deal with their unpredictable office temperatures

Unique Amazon gifts fan

Fred & Friends Little Big USB Fan, $18.99

Office dwellers know how unpredictable temperatures can get. To save them when their office (or home office) transitions from an icebox to a desert, gift them this little portable fan. It’s small, mobile, and plugs into any USB for a quick, cold breeze. 

A bunny-shaped speaker with good sound

Unique Amazon gifts Bunny Speaker

AEO Bunny Bluetooth Speaker, from $19.99

This compact Bluetooth speaker may not be the best around, but it’s surely the cutest. Shaped like a little bunny with floppy ears, you get your music and a fun piece of decor too. 

A punny apron that reminds them of their favorite show

got apron, $38

GOT “Dinner is Coming” Apron, $25

If you’re looking for the right gift for that special person who loves “Game of Thrones,” is always cooking, and has a great sense of humor — we think we’ve found it. 

A bright and colorful hamper

hamper, $71

Pehr Designs Pom Pom Hamper, $45.99

No one wants to see a giant pile of dirty laundry on the floor. Help them conceal their mess with this hamper, which is actually nice to look at and adds a pop of color to their room. 

Relaxing bath salts

Unique gifts Amazon Herbivore

Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Bath Soak, $22

Everyone deserves some relaxation, which is why this calming bath soak makes such a great gift. Inside there’s dehydrated coconut milk, vanilla, and Himalayan coconut CO2 extract, which together help soothe the skin and calm the mind.

A candle that smells just like home

homesick, $30

Homesick Scented Candle, $29.79

One of our editors asserted that “candles are the most classic gift of all time.” We have to agree, and while there are many to choose from, we love the sentimentality and customization Homesick candles offers. They have candles made to smell like each of the 50 states, many cities, and even experiences like watching Friday night football or taking a road trip. No matter where they call home, one of these candles is sure to bring them a rush of nostalgia.  

An insulated pint glass that keeps your brew cool

Unique Amazon gifts BruMate

BruMate HOPSULATOR, $24.99

If they like their beverages ice-cold, they’ll appreciate this thoughtful bottle holder. It can hold 12 oz. cans, 16-ounce cans, or be used as a pint glass holding 16 fluid ounces, so it’s really a three-in-one gadget. When they need a break from beer, this is perfect for keeping their water bottles chilled too. 

A creative journal that’ll help them get some sleep

Unique Amazon gifts Nocturnal Journal

“The Nocturnal Journal” by Lee Crutchley, $16

A great night’s sleep is essential to our well-being, but getting those eight hours each night can be easier said than done. If you know any night owls who need to catch up on their sleep, this journal will make a great gift. It’s full of prompts, illustrations, and questions to put their minds at ease when they’re up in the wee hours of the night.

A cute purse for the wine lover

unique amazon gifts wine purse

Insulate Wine Clutch Bag, $24.95

For the wine lover in your life, this bag does double duty as a cute outfit accessory and an insulated bag to easily bring along a bottle of wine to that house party, backyard barbeque, or picnic at the park. It comes in numerous pattern and color options, including nautical stripes, black tweed, beaded patterns, and more.

A pack of sticky notes to keep them on track

Unique Amazon gifts Knock Knock

Knock Knock “To Accomplish” Sticky Notes, from $12.55

For the friend who likes to keep it really organized, help them stay on track with this thoughtful set of sticky notes. With categories like “To Ponder,” “To Remember,” and “To Buy,” they can keep track of everything they need to accomplish in the near future. 

The cutest hot chocolate mugs

marsh mugs, $38

Ceramic Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Mugs, $20.70

Imagine the warm and fuzzy feeling that you get sipping on a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows. These mugs embody that and all other kinds of cozy feels. 

A breakfast station with everything they need to make the most important meal of the day

Unique Amazon gifts Nostalgia

Nostalgia Breakfast Station, $99.99

If a classic American breakfast sounds like their perfect morning, give them this clever kitchen gadget that can do it all — crunchy toast, crispy fried eggs, and a hot cup of coffee. 

A fruity hand cream that’ll look great on their counter

Unique Amazon gifts peach cream

TonyMoly Peach Hand Cream, $9

This rich hand cream is made with shea butter and peach extract to moisturize seriously dry skin. We love the refreshing, light peach scent and the adorable container, which looks just like a peach. 

The perfect socks for pizza lovers

pizza socks, $26

Pizza Socks Box (4 pairs), $25.99

From pizza ovens to pizza apparel, there’s no shortage of gifts catered to pizza lovers out there. We’re partial to these socks for their packaging, which is made to look like an actual pizza in an actual pizza box. 

Simple illustrated prints to hang around the house

Unique Amazon gifts Dream Big Printables

Dream Big Printables Botanical Prints (set of 4), $19.97

Finding unique home decor that’s also affordable can be a tough feat, but these artistic prints check off all the boxes. The illustrations of plants make a great addition to their kitchen, or even their bedroom if they want to show off their green thumb.

Reusable lunch bags that they’ll actually want to use

Unique Amazon gifts Diweiya Reusable Snack Bags

Diweiya Reusable Snack Bags, $11.99

Plastic bags are an unnecessary expense when you could just have reusable ones. Their environmentally-conscious and frugal sides will thank you for these sandwich and snack bags, which are dishwasher safe and BPA free. They’ll save a ton of money and plastic waste by using these, plus the colorful patterns are much more fun than clear plastic. 

A travel pillow that actually works

trtl, $30

Trtl Travel Pillow, $39.99

We’ve sung the praises of the Trtl Pillow before — it’s an essential for any traveler. The cozy and supportive neck pillow is a great gift for any frequent travelers or anyone who’s about to head out on a trip. 

A cutting board of their favorite place

bamboo board

Totally Bamboo State Cutting Board, $29.99

Entertainers and those with state pride will love this cutting board. You can find a board shaped like any of the 50 states or Puerto Rico, each laser engraved with important landmarks, cities, and sights. It’s a fun, personal gift that they’re sure to love. 

A portable printer that lets them print instantly

hp

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, $98.33

Nowadays, most of our photos live on our smartphones and social media apps, but many of us still love getting to look through or hang up printed pictures. This portable printer lets them do that super easily and with no wires so they can print pictures in a snap.

A charging stand for all of their devices

elago

elago Charging Hub, $26.99

This gift is a no-brainer for loyal Apple users. Instead of dealing with a tangle of chords from charging all of their products, they can streamline with this singular hub, which has a designated spot for their iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch. 

A gift set made for an at-home spa day

unique amazon gifts bath salts

Live by Being Bath Salt Gift Set, $56

Your giftee will be saying “aah” when they use this set of three calming bath salts during their next deep soak. All three blends are made with Dead Sea salt and enhanced with essential oils to hydrate skin, relieve stress, and relax the muscles. 

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The 27 best gag gifts on Amazon in 2021, from a perplexing puzzle to the world’s smallest violin

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  • We’ve singled out our 27 favorite gag gifts from Amazon your recipient will actually want to keep.
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There are thousands of pages of prank gifts on Amazon, but perhaps you’re looking for something other than fart jokes and lewd sayings. After all, gag gifts don’t have to be too gross or absurdly frightening. They’re really meant for prompting laughter and fun memories, whether it be with your family, friends, or colleagues.

Perhaps a “shock potato” can spice up a game night. Or, maybe your friend can’t stop yammering about her affinity for puzzles. You might finally catch her flummoxed by giving her an impossible-to-solve blank white jigsaw. And that’s only the beginning. Amazon has countless ways to go about making practical jokes and general tomfoolery. From screaming goats to tiny violins, we’ve found some of the best gag gifts you could possibly give.

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An electrifying party game

shockpotato

Lightning Reaction Shocktato Party Game, $29.99

Take Hot Potato to a shocking new level with this at-random shocking potato game for a whole party of players. 

A sweet-smelling bathroom spray

Poo Pouri spray

Poo-Pourri Before-You-go Toilet Spray, Original Citrus Scent, 2 Fl Oz, $9

This Poo-Pourri spray uses essential oils and other natural compounds that snuff bathroom odors before they begin.

A bobblehead of this iconic painter

Bob Ross bobblehead

Bob Ross Bobblehead: With Sound! (RP Minis), $5.86

Bring the soothing sayings of Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting into their home or office with this mini Bob Ross Talking Bobblehead. They can display a mini easel with 30 of the late art master’s landscape works.

Silly boxer shorts

novelty boxer shorts

Lazy One Novelty Boxer Shorts, from $15.99

Choose from nine punny styles that are comfy enough to keep beyond a good laugh. 

A pillow they may be scared to use

white elephant gifts

Jasen DIY Sequin Pillow Cover, $9.99

For those who love his work, or those who really don’t. For Jeff Goldblum fans, you’re going to want to head here.

A (loudly) screaming goat figurine and booklet

screaminggoat

“The Screaming Goat” book and figure, $9.40

If they still can’t get enough of that Screaming Goat video on YouTube, this is as blood-curdling — and annoying — as you might imagine. Trust me, I have one on my desk. My colleagues love me.

For the person in your life who isn’t quite car-savvy

blinker fluid

Blinker Fluid, $10.95

Send them to the mechanic with this bottle and wait for their reaction. 

The world’s smallest violin

violin

3-Inch Miniature Violin Replica (with case), $11.99

Sorry, no pony this year, either, kiddo. Play it, momma.

Your face on a pair of socks

facesocks

Custom Photo Face Socks, $15.59

Put the mug of their best friend (or worst enemy) on a pair of socks. Either way, they’ll wear them. Trust us.

For those who ask too many questions

'what if? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions'

“What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions,” from $11.16

Great coffee table (or commode) material for the coveter of useless information.

Help them slow that little tyke down

toddler tamer gag

Toddler Tamers (gag kit), $6.99

Parents, rejoice!

An ice cream lock, so they’ll stop blaming you for being the culprit

icecreamlock

Ben & Jerry’s Euphori-Lock Ice Cream Lock, $28.94

For the stingy one who’ll never share their ice cream.

Poems by cats about what cats do best

icouldpeeonthis

“I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats,” $9.23

For your friend, family member, or housemate who’s just a little too in love with their feline and could stand a reality check.

A parody book for the young professional

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Oh, The Meetings You’ll Go To!: A Parody, $11

Hopefully, they’ll laugh, though they might also cry.

An apron to gear them up for the barbecue to end all barbecues

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Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron, $29.95

For the… Well, you know who this is for.

One dozen rattlesnake eggs (keep warm for best results)

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(Fake) Rattlesnake Eggs, $7.99

Best delivered incubator-warm.

A bag of “the world’s strongest coffee”

Death Wish Co. Coffee

Death Wish Coffee Co. Coffee, $19.96

We only hope they’ll get this is a gag. 

An impossible-to-solve puzzle

Ravensburger Puzzle

Ravensburger Puzzle, $19.60

Something to finally stump that very special whiz kid you know.

A mug in which to serve them a steaming hot pile of … coffee

novelty toilet mug

Fairly Odd Novelties Toilet Mug, $14.99

A gift that’s heavily representative of the previous year. 

A personal cleansing wheel (in lieu of the bidet they keep asking for)

rotowipe

Roto Wipe Personal Cleansing Wheel, $6.99

So they’ll finally stop pestering you for that exorbitant bidet thing they all love so much over in Europe. (Note: This is just an empty box in which to wrap your real gift.)

Instructions for gracefully approaching (and achieving) senescence

crotchety

“How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man,” $8.89

Dear Dad (or Grandpa)…

Snot (and tear) mittens, for those who work outdoors, or just won’t stop wiping their nose on their sleeve

snittens

Snittens, The Original Snot Mittens, $19.99

One side for snot, the other for tears. Maybe after receiving this, they’ll stop wiping their nose on their sleeve, or their bare hands. Probably not. Either way, they actually work!

A practice putting green for the bathroom

toiletgolf

Toilet Golf, $10.95

If their Golf Digest subscription just isn’t cutting it on long trips to the john anymore, they can always stand to work on their short game.

A tortilla blanket

Burrito blanket

Giant Flour Tortilla Throw Blanket, $19.99

For the avid snuggler or tortilla aficionado in your life, this double-sided throw blanket wraps you up like a warm burrito. 

A notepad for the quick-tempered

paper tantrum nifty note pad

Paper Tantrum Nifty Note, $5.95

This notepad can help your family member, partner, or even coworker blow off steam in a productive yet humorous way.

A miniature weightlifting set

Finger Weight Lifting

Finger Weightlifting, $9.95

Give an authentic gym experience to your friend who keeps saying they need to work out. They can exercise their fingers with barbells, resistance bands, and more – and all from the comfort of their desk.

A pizza box filled with socks

Pepperoni Pizza Socks Box  4 pairs

Pizza Socks Box, $25.99

If they love pizza, they’ll savor this fake pizza box filled with socks that resemble pizza slices. They’ll be in for a fun surprise and tasty new additions to their socks collection. 

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49 unique subscription boxes and services that keep on giving

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Earthlove delivers eco-conscious books and sustainably-sourced, ethically-made artisanal products.

  • There’s a subscription for every interest you can think of, from books to fashion to pets.
  • You don’t even need to wrap them yourself, since they’re sent directly to your recipient.
  • We discovered 49 of the best subscription boxes, from flavored water to stationary.

Although you typically order them for yourself, subscription boxes are also an excellent gift choice because there’s one for pretty much every interest and hobby you can think of. It’s easy to purchase online and send, too – no pesky gift-wrapping necessary.

The best subscription services provide unique discovery opportunities, curate high-quality brands, and automate everyday routines to make life easier. But if you’re worried about choosing the right subscription, most sites offer gift cards. Then, they can apply it towards a plan of their choice and personalize the subscription to their own wants and needs. So, even if the actual subscription box doesn’t ship in time for the occasion (though no one needs an occasion to celebrate these days), your recipient will still receive notification that it’s on its way, so they know you didn’t forget about them.

Check out 49 great subscription gifts below:

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Scentbird: a monthly perfume and cologne subscription box

Scentbird

Gift a Scentbird subscription, from $44/3-months

Let them unwrap the gift they really want – infinite new designer scents and none of the smelly sample strips. They can avoid the commitment to just one bottle and instead find their signature smell. Each month they will get a 30-day supply of the fragrance they want. 

Menlo Club: a wardrobe revamp for the person who doesn’t have time to shop

Menlo Club

Give a Menlo Club membership, $153/3-months

Menlo Club is an affordable men’s clothing subscription that will supplement their existing wardrobe with fresh pieces. The membership gives them the opportunity to take a style quiz and receive two to three items from Menlo Club‘s brands based on their personal style. Senior reporter Amir Ismael tested it out and found it’s the easiest way to dress nicely without overspending or going to the store.

Read our full Menlo review here.

My Garden Box: bonsai and terrariums that satisfy green thumbs

My Garden Box

My Garden Box, from $38.50/month plus $12.99 shipping

Turn their home into their own personal plant nursery with this monthly gardening and crafting package. Each month, they’ll get everything from a planter, soil, and living plants, plus gardening tips.

Loot Crate: a curated bundle of fan collectibles

Lootcrate DX

Loot Crate, from $9.99/month

Whether they are a gamer, anime fan, or pop culture aficionado, there’s an exclusive crate for them. Each box is filled with multiple fan collectibles and apparel. Find the box that best aligns with your giftee’s interests and get it delivered directly to their door. 

Curlbox: products for those with curly hair

Best subscription gifts Curlbox

Gift a Curlbox subscription, $25/month 

Curlbox is the perfect gift for your curly haired family member or friend, with monthly boxes that share four or more hair product samples. It’s a first come, first served system, but they could receive products from notable brands like Flawless by Gabrielle Union or Carol’s Daughter.

Rowan: hypoallergenic earrings for tweens

Best subscription gifts Rowan

Gift a Rowan subscription, $24/month

While this subscription box is geared towards tweens, the gold vermeil and sterling silver options can really appeal to just about any earring lover. The great thing about this subscription is that the earrings are all hypoallergenic in case the receiver has sensitive ears. Mindfulness cards, stickers, and sometimes surprise accessories also come in the box.

Cloth & Paper: stationary and planners for the organization enthusiast

Subscription gifts Cloth and Paper

Gift a Cloth & Paper subscription, $18-$240/1 month-6 months

The one who can’t stop planning, jotting down notes, and sending cards will appreciate Cloth & Paper’s subscriptions. There’s a box filled with writing utensils, a box for planning and stationary, and one that merges the two. From brush pens and fineliners to sticky notes and postcards, they’ll be planning nonstop. 

Hygge Box: Danish coziness in a box

Subscription gifts Hygge Box

Gift a Hygge Box subscription, $36-$49/month

Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness, and this subscription brings just that to the table, featuring items like candles, fairy lights, tea, and snacks. The deluxe box also includes home decor, accessories, wellness products, and other full-size treats. They’ll be celebrating the comfort and joy in the ordinary when you give this subscription. 

Earthlove: earth-friendly home, kitchen, and beauty products

Subscription gifts Earthbox

Gift an Earthlove subscription, $59.95/month

Earthlove delivers eco-conscious books and sustainably-sourced, ethically-made artisanal products. The company is all about the lifestyle and experience, providing a booklet with self-care tips and mindful stories, as well. By gifting this seasonal subscription box, you’ll also be supporting a handpicked organization that nurtures the planet. 

Winc: full-sized bottles of wine to enjoy

winc subscription gift

Gift a Winc gift card, $60-$150

Winc is a California-based company that both creates its own wine and curates bottles from top vineyards. It sends three full bottles of wine based on their “Palate Profile,” so they’ll get something that suits their particular taste. Its community rating system also points them to new names to try. 

Read our full review of Winc here

Goldbelly: their favorite food delivered to their door

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Gift a Goldbelly Subscription, $45-$749

You can choose from subscriptions to their favorite food like pizza and BBQ, their favorite cities like NY and New Orleans, or let the editors at Goldbelly curate the month’s best sellers for a surprise box. 

Read our full review of Goldbelly here.

Trunk Club: An at-home take on personal styling

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Gift a Trunk Club Gift Card, choose your amount

Trunk Club is Nordstrom’s personal styling service. It helps to simplify the often overwhelming online shopping experiencing by curating subscription boxes full of clothing based on personal styles and budgets. They’ll only keep what they want to buy, and they can send the rest back. The gift card can be applied to both Trunk Club and all of Nordstrom’s site. 

Read our full review of Trunk Club’s masculine styles here.

*Sponsored by Trunk Club

Nest: Beautiful, fragrant candles

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Nest Candle Subscription, $40/3 months

Nest is known for its unique and innovative fragrances like Black Tulip and Wisteria Blue. The brand’s monthly candle subscription delivers a new, expertly chosen scent to the recipient every month, each of which comes in a sleek glass vessel with up to 60 hours of burn time. 

Disney Plus: entertainment options for every mood and interest

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Gift a Disney+ subscription, $69.99/year

The popular new streaming subscription features unlimited, ad-free access to thousands of movies and series (including original, exclusive programming), and the ability to stream on up to four devices simultaneously and add up to seven profiles. If you know someone who still hasn’t subscribed, you can help them tune into all the Disney, PixarMarvel, and Star Wars content they’ve been craving. 

Read our full review of Disney+ here.

Escape the Crate: the fun of an escape room from the comfort of your home

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Escape the Crate Subscription, from $26.50/2 months

Escape the Crate allows people to bring the fun of escape rooms to their homes. It comes with all of the clues/puzzles to solve and each box has a fun and exciting theme. The boxes deliver every other month because they are tested and ensure that they are giving people the best experience. Gift this brain puzzling experience to anyone who loves fun game nights in.

Date night in box: a custom-curated date night sent right to their door

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Gift a Date Night in a Box Subscription, from $41.99/month

If you’re shopping for a couple that you know, this will take the stress out of planning date night. Each box is themed and comes with activities, ambiance for the night, and of course, snacks or recipes to make. 

Adult and Craft: all that you need to make your Pinterest project dreams come true

Cratejoy Adult and Craft Subscription

Gift an Adult and Craft Subscription from Cratejoy, from $30/month

Crafting lovers, rejoice because this box provides you with all you need to make your Pinterest dream projects come true. The box provides you with enough supplies to create the projects which range anywhere from photo transfer to woodworking.

Vinebox: glasses of wine to help them wind down at the end of the day

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Gift a Vinebox subscription, $158/6 months

Rather than sending full-sized bottles of wine, Vinebox adopts the unique approach of bottling up nine single glass servings of wine they’ll love. This personalized wine flight arrives on a quarterly schedule. Your recipient also receives a $15 credit to buy the full-sized bottle of their favorite sample. 

Read our full review of Vinebox here.

Birchbox: beauty and grooming samples tailored to their style and needs

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Gift a Birchbox subscription for her, $45/3 months

Gift a Birchbox subscription for him, $30/3 months

The grooming, skincare, and beauty industries couldn’t be more packed with products for all types of needs and concerns. Birchbox digs through the clutter for them and picks out five samples each month that they should use. At $15 a month, the value of the service is unparalleled. 

Read our full review of Birchbox here.

Harry’s: razors and accessories needed for a close and comfortable shave

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Gift a Harry’s custom shave plan here, starting at $5 one time payment with a $15 refill every 5 months

The gift of a clean, smooth shave is more cherished than you might think. Harry’s full line of shaving products work together seamlessly, and you can customize this combination of blades, creams, foaming gels, and post-shave balms to send to your recipient. 

Read our full review of Harry’s here.

BarkBox: toys and treats for their best animal friend

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Gift a BarkBox subscription, from $35/month

The best way to please a dog owner is to gift not to them, but to their dog. Bark Box’s adorable toys and all-natural treats are the highlight of the month for more than two million dogs nationwide. 

Read our full review of BarkBox here.

KitNipBox: toys and treats for their other best animal friend

kitnipbox $74.97, 3 months

Gift a KitNipBox subscription, from $29.99/month

Of course, cats also deserve to be spoiled. The toys will entertain them for hours and the treats will keep their bellies full through lazy afternoon naps. KitNipBox supports more than 100 animal welfare organizations by donating a portion of proceeds and products every month. 

Read our full review of KitNipBox here.

Atlas Coffee Club: the ability to travel the world, one cup of coffee at a time

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Gift an Atlas Coffee Club subscription, from $60/3 months

More than one area of the globe boasts amazing coffee, and around-the-world subscription Atlas Coffee Club is out to prove that by sending coffee from a different region every month. Each order includes tailored brewing recommendations and a postcard with information about the country’s coffee-growing methods so they’ll fully appreciate the flavor and history of each cup. 

Read our full review of Atlas Coffee Club here.

Book of the Month: the perfect gift for people who appreciate the feel of a physical book

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Gift a Book of the Month subscription, $49.99/3 months

This national book club is still going strong after more than 90 years. Every month, the bookworm in your life can choose a hardcover from five new titles and settle into a story that, more often than not, goes on to gain national attention and win major literary awards. 

Read our full review of Book of the Month here.

Cairn: outdoor products to get them prepared and excited to explore

cairn $89.95, 3 months

Gift a Cairn subscription, from $34.99/month

A group of outdoor enthusiasts came together to start Cairn, a subscription box of up to six products to gear anyone up for hikes, camping, and other outdoor activities. Whether they are just starting a new outdoor hobby or have conquered trails across the country, they’ll be inspired by the food, gear, and apparel in the box to stop wasting time and get outside. 

Read our full review of Cairn here.

FabFitFun: the seasonal subscription box filled with the best full-sized products

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Gift a FabFitFun gift card, $25-$300

Curating eight to 10 full-sized, premium products across beauty, wellness, and fitness for only $49.99, FabFitFun sounds almost too good to be true. Members can customize their boxes and add on other products, enjoy exclusive offers and discounts from brand partners, and access workouts through FabFitFunTV. 

Read our full review of Fab Fit Fun here.

KiwiCo: activity-filled boxes that make kids forget they’re even learning

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Gift a Kiwi Crate subscription, $60/3 months

This kids’ subscription is divided into 8 different types of “crates” based on the age group. The Panda Crate (0-24 years old), for example, helps develop their imagination and fine motor skills; the Kiwi Crate (5-8 years old) blends crafts, science, and engineering into hands-on projects; and the Atlas Crate (6-11 years old) explores nature and art. 

Read our full review of Kiwi Co Panda Crate here.

Stance: socks worn by NBA players, skateboarders, and musicians alike

stance $57, 3 months

Gift a Stance subscription, $57/3 months

As a kid, no one was ever excited to receive socks, but it’s a different story for adults — especially when the socks are as stylish and comfortable as Stance’s. With celebrity investors like Will Smith, Dwayne Wade, Nas, and Jay-Z, Stance definitely has an aura of cool that translates into its socks. 

Read our full review of Stance here.

Hint: delicious, healthy waters that kick their soda habit

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Gift the Hint Flavor of the Month Bundle Subscription, from $15.99/month

Fans of this flavored water stock it in their pantries by the caseful. The calorie-, sugar-, and GMO-free water comes in refreshing flavors like watermelon and strawberry-kiwi, which they can rotate through with this drink subscription. Anyone who’s bored with regular water but wants to stay hydrated and healthy will look forward to each month’s delivery. 

Read our full review of Hint Water here.

Causebox: products for the socially and environmentally conscious

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Gift a Causebox membership, $199.80/year

Causebox curates ethically made, vegan, and charitable products from the top socially conscious brands in beauty, fashion, wellness, home, and art. Each quarterly box has a retail value of more than $250 but only costs $49.95 and has the added benefit of doing good — for artisans, the environment, and your body. 

Read our full review of Causebox here.

The Sill: low-maintenance plants for budding green thumbs

The Sill subscription box

Gift The Sill’s Plants for Beginners Subscription, $60/month

Even those with terrible histories of tending to plants can build a thriving garden with The Sill. Each month, the houseplant subscription delivers a hand-potted plant in a gorgeous earthenware planter in one of four colors of their choosing. 

Read our full review of The Sill here.

Rent the Runway: designer clothing rentals for less

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Gift a Rent the Runway membership, $69/month

Rent the Runway’s innovative model means they no longer have to waste money on clothes they’ll wear once or twice. Another clothing subscription to consider is competing rental service Stitch Fix, which caters to personal styles and budgets. 

Read our full review of Rent the Runway here.

Mouth: gourmet treats from makers you’ve never heard of

Mouth subscription

Gift a Mouth subscription, from $47.75/month

Gourmet PopTarts, single-origin chocolate, and unusual chips made in small batches by independent American makers fill the boxes from this elevated snack company. There are seven different subscriptions to choose from, including a Best of Mouth tasting sampler and the hyper-specific Pickles assortment.

Vinyl Me, Please: exclusive vinyl records to build their collection

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Gift a Vinyl Me, Please membership, $119/3 months

Adding to their vinyl collection isn’t difficult when they can choose one exclusive LP each month from a collection of Essentials, Classics, and Rap and Hip Hop. The three-month gift membership includes one bonus record, while the six- and 12-month ones include two bonus records.

Read our full review of Vinyl Me, Please here.

ArtSnacks: supplies for artists of all levels

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Gift an ArtSnacks subscription, from $24/month

Part of the fun of being an artist is trying out new products and techniques. ArtSnacks’ collection of four to five premium, limited-edition art products (brushes, pens, paint, paper) encourages artists to incorporate supplies and techniques they might not use otherwise. They can join in on the #artsnackschallenge by using only that month’s products to create and share a work of art. 

Carnivore Club: cured meats to snack on

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Gift a Carnivore Club gift card, $25-$100

Hopefully they’ll invite you to the picnic after they receive a box of delicious, handcrafted cured meats from Carnivore Club. The local salami, prosciutto, pancetta, and other cured meats taste far better than the kind they get from the grocery store. The price ranges from $29.99 per box, and each contains four to six meats. 

Goby: the first electric toothbrush they’ll be excited to receive

goby $75, 1 year

Gift a Goby gift card, $50-$100

The gift of good oral care is both thoughtful and useful. The Goby electric toothbrush is vigorously thorough, with the ability to be switched between sensitive and standard modes. Choose the eye-catching monochrome or metallic style, and throw in the brush head subscription so they always have an effective brush head. 

Read our full review of Goby here.

Next Big Idea Club: the best nonfiction books, as recommended by bestselling authors

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Gift a Next Big Idea Club Hardcover Book subscription, from $249/year

The book selections from Next Big Idea Club are curated by some of the biggest names in business and psychology non-fiction. Your recipient will read only the books that really matter, receive course materials that delve deeper into the content, access exclusive interviews, and discuss learnings with fellow members. 

Read our full review of Next Big Idea here.

Frank And Oak: stylish yet composed closet basics

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Gift a Frank And Oak Style Plan gift card, $25-$500

Canadian clothing startup Frank And Oak offers Style Plans for both men and women who are looking to build the foundation of their closet with long-lasting, versatile basics. The box contains items like simple crew necks and button-downs they can’t go wrong with, plus they’re all ethically sourced and sustainably made. 

Read our full review of Frank and Oak here.

The Bouqs Co.: flower bouquets every week or every month, just because

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Gift a Bouqs Co. subscription, $36-$60/month

We would never turn down a regular shipment of beautiful flowers to adorn our desks or tabletops. With a subscription, you can save 30% on bouquets, enjoy free delivery, and set customizable dates for your lucky recipient. 

HelloFresh: convenient, easy-to-cook, and delicious meal kits

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Gift a HelloFresh subscription, from $65

HelloFresh is one of our top meal kit subscription choices because of its tasty dishes, creative features like “Dinner-to-Lunch” recipes, and accompanying wine club. There are plans and menus to suit all types of cooks and family sizes, from vegetarian couples to omnivore families of four. If HelloFresh doesn’t look like it’ll suit your recipient, check out the gift options from one of these services

Read our full review of HelloFresh here.

Daily Harvest: the easiest way to eat and drink healthy

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Gift a Daily Harvest gift card, $50-$200

From breakfast to dinner, Daily Harvest is the purveyor of all things healthy. Its pre-portioned smoothies, harvest bowls, lattes, soups, parfaits, and overnight oats are far from rabbit food and will actually fill them up with the nutrients to attack the day. 

Read our full review of Daily Harvest here.

Bokksu: authentic snacks from Japanese makers

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Gift a Bokksu subscription, from $39.95/month

Experience the creative snack culture of Japan through Bokksu, the subscription where they won’t know which one to tear open first. Think: Kit Kat flavors they can’t find in the US, shiitake mushroom chips, kabocha bread, and citrus shortbread cookies. The themed boxes contain 20 to 24 snacks and a tea pairing. 

Read our full review of Bokksu Club here.

Universal Yums: snacks from a different country each month

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Gift a Universal Yums subscription, from $24.75/month

Another delicious snack box option from Universal Yums, this one spotlights treats from a different country each month. Each box contains at 10-12 unique snacks, plus a guidebook with trivia and games from the country. Past boxes have featured snacks from Spain, Greece, Indonesia, and Israel. 

Read our full review of Universal Yums here.

Facetory: the best Korean sheet masks

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Gift a Facetory subscription, from $19.90/month

Soothing sheet masks are essential to an at-home spa day. Facetory sends high-quality Korean sheet masks for half their retail price. Made from unique ingredients like banana milk, yogurt, marine collagen, and 24 karat gold extract, they address a range of skin concerns and simply feel great on their skin. 

Read our full review of Facetory here.

Breo Box: high-end and boutique brand name products

Breo Box

Gift a Breo Box subscription, from $159/season

Past boxes from Breo Box have included TRX fitness accessories, smart home devices and smartwatches, and Bluetooth headphones. The high-end products aren’t geared toward any gender — as long as they appreciate quality everyday essentials, fitness and health gear, and tech, they’ll love Breo Box. 

Read our full review of Breo Box here.

Stitch Fix: an inclusive and personalized styling experience

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Gift a Stitch Fix gift card, $20-$1,000

Stitch Fix offers the most styling options for different ages and body types: men, women, kids, plus size, maternity, and petite. The average price for men’s and women’s items is $55, but they can set their own budget to receive clothes they’re comfortable with, and you can give a gift card in amounts up to $1,000. 

Read our full review of Stitch Fix here.

Tippsy: premium Japanese sake from top breweries

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Gift a Tippsy subscription, from $93/box

While you have plenty of wine clubs to choose from, other types of alcohol are quietly waiting in the background for their moment to shine. Sake is one example — it’s harder and more expensive to find, and it lacks the mainstream education afforded to beer and wine. Tippsy sources its sake directly from the best Japanese breweries for a more affordable price and teaches your recipient everything they need to know to become a sake expert. 

Read our full review of Tippsy here.

Candy Club: curated treats to satisfy a sweet tooth

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Gift a Candy Club subscription, $29.99/month

Giftees with a hankering for something sweet will appreciate receiving a Fun Box with six 6-ounce candy cups. The brand partners with smaller artisans as well as famed candy shops for a curated selection of delicious treats every month based on a personalized flavor profile. 

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24 cool gift ideas for the music lover in your life

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  • The music lover in your life can likely always be found listening to or playing music.
  • Here are 24 gift ideas to fuel their passion for songs, bands, instruments, and any genre.
  • For more gift ideas, check out all of our gift guides over here.

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Most of us listen to music in some capacity and can say we like it.

There are the people who just listen casually to whatever happens to be on the radio, and then there are the people who spend hours carefully curating playlists, filling their calendars with concerts to attend, and even playing music themselves.

This gift guide is for the latter group, who don’t just like music, they love it.

To fuel their passion, you can gift them something that elevates their listening experience, teaches them something new about music, or puts them right in front of their favorite singer. Due to the impact of the pandemic on the music industry, we also suggest looking at their favorite local music store or live event venue for merch and gift cards. Or, you can make a donation to local musician funds and venues in your recipient’s name.

The 24 best gifts for music lovers:

A microphone that will bring karaoke to their home

Uncommon Goods Karaoke Microphone

Karaoke Microphone Speaker, available at Uncommon Goods, $50

This karaoke speaker will help liven up all special events and get-togethers. They’ll need to download an app to connect the microphone to their phone and then they’ll be all set to sing their heart out all night long.

A fun music association game

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Game That Song Music Card Game, available at Amazon, $19.99

The rules of this card game are simple. Everyone must choose a song based on a random card prompt, such as “a song to play that brings back good memories” or “a song to play about time.” Then everyone playing will vote on the best song selection. They can play this fun but challenging game with their family, friends, or other loved ones to learn more about everyone’s music preferences.

A custom plaque of a song they love

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Personalized Glass Acrylic Music Plaque, available at Etsy, from $21.49

Submit your recipient’s favorite song to make this eye-catching acrylic plaque. You can use an album cover or a personal picture to make this gift feel even more special. You can also opt for a stand so they can keep the plaque close by on their desk or any other surface.

A customizable record doormat

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Personalized Record Doormat, available at Uncommon Goods, $35

Turn their favorite record into a treasured home decor piece with this thoughtful gift. Personalize this doormat with their favorite record title and their name to make this gift feel like it was made just for them.

A Cameo appearance from their favorite musician

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Cameo appearance, available at Cameo, from $50

Make their day by gifting them a special video message from their favorite musician. With hundreds of artists to choose from, you can filter artists by your recipient’s favorite music genre. If you want to go the extra mile, some artists offer availability for one-on-one chats and Zoom calls. Some musicians you can find on the site include Snoop Dogg, Kenny G, and rapper Ice T.

A turntable that doubles as a bluetooth speaker

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Sony Bluetooth Stereo Turntable, available at Best Buy, $199.99

No music lover’s vinyl collection is complete without a turntable that can play their favorite records over and over again. This turntable from Sony not only has incredible sound quality but also doubles as a bluetooth speaker, allowing them to play music from their other devices.

Pasta shaped like music notes

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Pastabilities Music Pasta (2-Pack), $12.99, available at Amazon

If they like playing music as much as they like playing with their food, here’s a fun, edible gift they can cook right away. 

A vintage band tee

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The Rolling Stones Tie-Dye Tee, $39, available at Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters offers tons of graphic T-shirts featuring the logos and designs of classic artists and bands like Def Leppard, Nirvana, Prince, and Snoop Dogg. 

A pair of warm socks

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Foot Traffic Novelty Socks, $11, available at Amazon

These soft and comfortable socks come in a variety of music-themed patterns, from a simple but striking piano keyboard to an ensemble of orchestral musicians. 

A poster of famous guitars

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A Visual Compendium of Guitars 18″x 24″ Print, $30, available at Pop Chart

Can they identify all the guitars held by famous rockers in this eye-catching print? They’ll find the musical companions of  Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, Kurt Cobain, and Joan Jett, among many other iconic musicians. 

A vinyl record membership

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Three-month Gift Membership, $119, available at Vinyl Me, Please

Record owners experience no greater joy than when they get to add to their collection and play a new vinyl for the first time. Your recipient will choose from three different types of tracks each month and will also receive extra goodies in each package. The three-month membership includes one bonus record. 

A cocktail recipe book that pairs good music with good drinks

Under $25

Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks, $22.49, available at Barnes & Noble

Combining two great pastimes, the fun guide features 70 albums from the ’50s through the ’00s and an A-side and B-side cocktail for each one. They’re organized by mood, so your recipient will know just what pairing to use for the night.  

A cool music mixing game

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DropMix Music Gaming System, $39.99, available at Amazon

DropMix is a fast-paced game that challenges them to make new and unexpected mixes with popular tracks they already know and love. It’ll be a hit among competitive music lovers and experts.

A pair of stylish over-ear headphones

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Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones, $309.45, available at Amazon

A music lover wouldn’t be caught dead without a pair of headphones, whether they’re just running a quick errand across the street or settling in for the long-haul. These Bowers & Wilkins ones not only bring out the best of each song and have three noise-cancelling modes, but also simply look great

A pair of wireless earbuds

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AirPods with Charging Case, $129.99, available at Best Buy

Apple AirPods are far from perfect, but we have to admit they’re really convenient. They’re the easiest earbuds to pop into their ears since they’re light and pair automatically with their phone, and they’ll stay in surprisingly well. 

A high-end visual speaker

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Cotodama Canvas Lyric Speaker, $1,900, available at Amazon 

This sleek WiFi-enabled speaker, which integrates seamlessly into their living room or bedroom, recognizes and artistically displays the lyrics of the song as it plays. The sound quality is also top-notch, which isn’t a surprise since the company behind it is part of an incubator run by the famous Abbey Road Studios.

Pencils they won’t be able to stop drumming on their desk

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Suck UK Drumstick Pencils, $6.47, available at Amazon

These clever pencils are an easy stocking stuffer for budding and experienced drummers alike. 

An online class taught by a film-scoring legend

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Hans Zimmer Film Scoring Class, $90, available at MasterClass

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the work of film score composer Hans Zimmer. Through lessons on tempo, character themes, sound palettes, and more, the composer of over 150 movies including “Inception” and “The Lion King” shows students how he makes movie score magic. 

A waterproof portable speaker

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Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, $139.99, available at Amazon

The loud and powerful UE Boom 3 delivers 360-degree sound and has a long battery life, perfect for outdoor hangouts. They can even continue being DJ at the beach or in the tub because the speaker is waterproof. 

A book about why humans love music

Under $25 (1)

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, $14.57, available at Amazon

This fascinating book delves into why music is so important to us and is written by someone with a firm grasp on both the artistic and scientific sides of it: a neuroscientist who previously worked as a session musician, sound engineer, and record producer.

A smart speaker

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Amazon Echo (4th Generation), $99.99, available at Target

They’ll be able to stream music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and more, without even lifting a finger. The newest version of the popular Echo device has even better audio features than before: 360° Dolby-powered audio, dynamic bass response, and personalized equalizer settings. 

Wine glasses they can play songs with

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Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses (Set of 2), $68, available at UncommonGoods

These special wine glasses have lines labeling different notes of the scale, so they can play a tune with their finger while enjoying their favorite red or white. 

A way to organize their concert ticket stubs

Under $25 (2)

Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer, $9.24, available at Amazon

Videos and photos aside, a way to remember their concerts, down to the exact seat in the venue, is this ticket stub diary. There’s also space on each page to jot down notes and memories to look fondly back on later. 

Cufflinks shaped like a sixteenth note and treble clef

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Cufflinks, Inc. Music Notes Cufflinks, $55, available at Cufflinks.com

These small accessories are the perfect finishing note on their ensemble, whether they’re heading to work or the symphony. 

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42 truly unique gift ideas available on Amazon, from a burrito blanket to a Morse code bracelet

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  • Amazon is the “everything store” and stocks just about any product you can think of.
  • That includes plenty of truly cool and unique gift ideas if you’re willing to do some digging.
  • We scoured the site to find the best unique gifts, from handmade goods to funny finds.

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While Amazon may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for unique gift ideas that feel extra personal, you can find great options if you know where to look. For example, Amazon handmade offers locally made and artisan products from small businesses around the country and Amazon has even curated gift lists and ideas catered to different hobbies, styles, and more. You can also shop Amazon’s portal to specifically support Black-owned businesses.

We did the tough work of scouring Amazon to find truly singular and cool gift ideas. And with a little digging, there are plenty more unique gifts to be found.

Here are 42 cool and unique gifts ideas, all available on Amazon.

Beautiful bookends that double as decor

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JIC Gem Agate Bookends, $29.69

These gorgeous geode bookends add a magical touch to home decor and come in a range of colors from teal to amethyst. You can also choose from various weights and they come with rubber bumpers to ensure bookcases and shelves don’t get scratched.

A drool-worthy cozy blanket

Under $25 CASOFU Burritos Blanket

Casofu Burritos Throw Blanket, $19.99

This whimsical tortilla blanket is both funny and functional. Many from a cozy flannel fabric, it comes in four sizes from 47 to 80 inches. And just in case they have a food obsession beyond burritos, you can also opt for pizza, waffle, or pie blanket options.

A fanny pack for hands-free organization on the go

Under $25 EGOGO Travel Sport Waist Pack Fanny Pack

EGOGO Travel Sport Waist Fanny Pack, $16.99

For hikers and day-trippers, this handy fanny pack has plenty of zippered pockets to keep essentials like their phone, keys, and credit cards organized while on the go. Made from a durable and water-resistant nylon, it even features a spot to keep their water bottle and the waist strap tightens to ensure a good fit.

 

A rainbow-hued vase

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Magicpro Crystal Flower Vase, $34.99

With its eye-catching design and rainbow hues, this crystal vase makes for an elegant centerpiece or mantle addition with or without flowers.

Gourmet popcorn for movie night

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Urban Accents Movie Night Popcorn Kernels and Seasoning Variety Pack, $22

Take your next Netflix night to the next level with this popcorn pack. It includes three types of kernels, plus five seasoning options that range from Spicy Chili Lime to Cheezy White Cheddar for a customizable treat.

A fun inflatable lounger

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Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa, $38.98

From a backyard hangout to a beach picnic, this inflatable lounger will come in handy as a comfy seating option. No pump is required, it comes in a handy carrying case, and it’s available in 16 different colors and patterns.

Decorative tealights to add some greenery

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SanSeng Succulent Tealight Candles, $9.99

If even simple succulents seem like too much work to care of, these cute candle tealights are handmade in the shape of cacti and succulents are a fun touch of green decor for any space.

A cool planet lamp

Unique Amazon gifts Planet Lamp

UooEA Saturn Lamp, $23.99

You may be seeing trendy moon lamps popping up, but you can make your gift even more unique by opting for this Saturn lamp. The dimmable LED lamp has seven different settings and you can even set it to change colors to a bright hue. Easy to move from room to room, it lasts for up to eight hours after each charge.

A trio of flavorful honey

bees knees honey

Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Honey Sampler Gift Set, $49.99

If they can’t bear the thought of a meal without something sweet, upgrade their condiments with this set of funky flavored honey from Bushwick Kitchen. 

A cute reusable bag

Amazon gifts under $50 Baggu

Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag, from $12

Whether it’s used to carry their groceries or random knickknacks, everyone needs a good reusable bag. We love the original Baggu. It can hold up to 50 pounds of stuff, but can also be folded down to fit in your pocket. It also comes in tons of fun colors and patterns.

A calendar for the dog lover

Amazon gifts under $50 We Rate Dogs

WeRateDogs 2021 Calendar, $13.83

If you ask us, there is truly nothing better than 365 days of dogs. The calendar comes from the same brains behind WeRateDogs’ popular Twitter account, and don’t worry, every dog receives a rating of at least 11/10.

A starry sky light projecto

unique gifts amazon star projector

IYUT 3-in-1 LED Ceiling Galaxy Light Projector, $32.99 

This fun light projector brings the night sky inside and features 10 lighting colors, three brightness levels, and three speed settings. It also includes built-in speakers and works with smartphones via Bluetooth or USB to play music as the lights twinkle around you. 

A diffuser disguised as a houseplant

cactus diffuser

Round A’round Cactus Room Scents, $32

A cactus is a fun way to add some color to your desk or countertop, but if you’re not ready to be a plant parent, go for this instead. It’s actually a diffuser — it’ll fill your room with a nice floral scent — but it looks like a cute potted plant. 

A keychain for hot sauce lovers

Unique Amazon gifts Tabasco

Tabasco Hot Sauce Keychain, $11.88

They’ll never have to endure a flavorless meal again. This mini bottle of Tabasco sauce comes with a keychain for spice that goes wherever they do. 

An easy attachment to make homemade pasta

unique amazon gifts kitchenaid pasta attachment

KitchenAid Gourmet Pasta Press Attachment, $129.99

If your giftee already has a Kitchenaid stand mixer, get them this attachment that lets them easily make their own fresh noodles. Six different interchangeable discs mean they can switch between noodle types, including spaghetti, bucatini, rigatoni, fusilli, and large or small macaroni.

A solar power bank for on-the-go charging

unique gifts amazon solar charger

Solar Power Bank, $28.99

For outdoor and camping enthusiasts, this 10,000mAh wireless power bank works as a standard charger, but can also run via solar power as a backup option when outlets aren’t available. Its compact size makes it easy to pack and it also comes with dual flashlights and a compass kit.

A retro rice cooker

dash, $35

Dash Mini Rice Cooker, $19.99

This little gadget not only cooks rice but can make stew, oatmeal, soup, pasta, veggies and more. The style and colorful enamel coating add a retro look to their kitchen.

A bracelet with a hidden message

amazon unique gifts morse code bracelet

IEFWELL Morse Code Bracelets, $12.99

These beaded sterling silver bracelets aren’t just stylish — they also spell out fun messages in Morse code. Choose classic options like “BFF” or “I Love You” or fun phrases like “Tribe” or “She Did.”

A cute and practical phone holder

Unique Amazon gifts phone holder

Dinosaur Silicone Phone Holder, $10.99

This endearing little dino isn’t just a piece of decor, it can actually can hold their phone. It comes in over ten colors, so you can find one in their favorite color.

A hydrating face cream that the French swear by

embryolisse, $25

Embryolisse Lait Cream Fluide, $35

French pharmacies are known for their readily-available, high-quality skincare products. Gifting your buddy a ticket to Paris may be out of the budget, but you can still snag them some of these cult-favorite products, like this seriously hydrating face cream.

A little fan to deal with their unpredictable office temperatures

Unique Amazon gifts fan

Fred & Friends Little Big USB Fan, $17.38

Office dwellers know how unpredictable temperatures can get. To save them when their office (or home office) transitions from an icebox to a desert, gift them this little portable fan. It’s small, mobile, and plugs into any USB for a quick, cold breeze. 

A bunny-shaped speaker with good sound

Unique Amazon gifts Bunny Speaker

AEO Bunny Bluetooth Speaker, from $19.99

This compact Bluetooth speaker may not be the best around, but it’s surely the cutest. Shaped like a little bunny with floppy ears, you get your music and a fun piece of decor too. 

A punny apron that reminds them of their favorite show

got apron, $38

GOT “Dinner is Coming” Apron, $25

If you’re looking for the right gift for that special person who loves “Game of Thrones,” is always cooking, and has a great sense of humor — we think we’ve found it. 

A bright and colorful hamper

hamper, $71

Pehr Designs Pom Pom Hamper, $81.99

No one wants to see a giant pile of dirty laundry on the floor. Help them conceal their mess with this hamper, which is actually nice to look at and adds a pop of color to their room. 

Relaxing bath salts

Unique gifts Amazon Herbivore

Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Bath Soak, $22

Everyone deserves some relaxation, which is why this calming bath soak makes such a great gift. Inside there’s dehydrated coconut milk, vanilla, and Himalayan coconut CO2 extract, which together help soothe the skin and calm the mind.

A candle that smells just like home

homesick, $30

Homesick Scented Candle, $33.19

One of our editors asserted that “candles are the most classic gift of all time.” We have to agree, and while there are many to choose from, we love the sentimentality and customization Homesick candles offers. They have candles made to smell like each of the 50 states, many cities, and even experiences like watching Friday night football or taking a road trip. No matter where they call home, one of these candles is sure to bring them a rush of nostalgia.  

An insulated pint glass that keeps your brew cool

Unique Amazon gifts BruMate

BruMate HOPSULATOR, $24.99

If they like their beverages ice-cold, they’ll appreciate this thoughtful bottle holder. It can hold 12 oz. cans, 16-ounce cans, or be used as a pint glass holding 16 fluid ounces, so it’s really a three-in-one gadget. When they need a break from beer, this is perfect for keeping their water bottles chilled too. 

A creative journal that’ll help them get some sleep

Unique Amazon gifts Nocturnal Journal

“The Nocturnal Journal” by Lee Crutchley, $16

A great night’s sleep is essential to our well-being, but getting those eight hours each night can be easier said than done. If you know any night owls who need to catch up on their sleep, this journal will make a great gift. It’s full of prompts, illustrations, and questions to put their minds at ease when they’re up in the wee hours of the night.

A cute purse for the wine lover

unique amazon gifts wine purse

Insulate Wine Clutch Bag, $24.95

For the wine lover in your life, this bag does double duty as a cute outfit accessory and an insulated bag to easily bring along a bottle of wine to that house party, backyard barbeque, or picnic at the park. It comes in numerous pattern and color options, including nautical stripes, black tweed, beaded patterns, and more.

A pack of sticky notes to keep them on track

Unique Amazon gifts Knock Knock

Knock Knock “To Accomplish” Sticky Notes, from $11.47

For the friend who likes to keep it really organized, help them stay on track with this thoughtful set of sticky notes. With categories like “To Ponder,” “To Remember,” and “To Buy,” they can keep track of everything they need to accomplish in the near future. 

The cutest hot chocolate mugs

marsh mugs, $38

Ceramic Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Mugs, $20.99

Imagine the warm and fuzzy feeling that you get sipping on a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows. These mugs embody that and all other kinds of cozy feels. 

A phone case for Disney lovers

mickey case

OtterBox Symmetry Series Disney Classic Case (iPhone 7/ 8), from $25.50

There are plenty of Mickey-themed gifts for the Disney lover in your life. We love this phone case because it not only has a cute design but the signature durability of OtterBox, too.

A breakfast station with everything they need to make the most important meal of the day

Unique Amazon gifts Nostalgia

Nostalgia Breakfast Station, $79.99

If a classic American breakfast sounds like their perfect morning, give them this clever kitchen gadget that can do it all — crunchy toast, crispy fried eggs, and a hot cup of coffee. 

A fruity hand cream that’ll look great on their counter

Unique Amazon gifts peach cream

TonyMoly Peach Hand Cream, $10.20

This rich hand cream is made with shea butter and peach extract to moisturize seriously dry skin. We love the refreshing, light peach scent and the adorable container, which looks just like a peach. 

The perfect socks for pizza lovers

pizza socks, $26

Pizza Socks Box (4 pairs), $25.99

From pizza ovens to pizza apparel, there’s no shortage of gifts catered to pizza lovers out there. We’re partial to these socks for their packaging, which is made to look like an actual pizza in an actual pizza box. 

Simple illustrated prints to hang around the house

Unique Amazon gifts Dream Big Printables

Dream Big Printables Botanical Prints (set of 4), $19.97

Finding unique home decor that’s also affordable can be a tough feat, but these artistic prints check off all the boxes. The illustrations of plants make a great addition to their kitchen, or even their bedroom if they want to show off their green thumb.

Reusable lunch bags that they’ll actually want to use

Unique Amazon gifts Diweiya Reusable Snack Bags

Diweiya Reusable Snack Bags, $11.99

Plastic bags are an unnecessary expense when you could just have reusable ones. Their environmentally-conscious and frugal sides will thank you for these sandwich and snack bags, which are dishwasher safe and BPA free. They’ll save a ton of money and plastic waste by using these, plus the colorful patterns are much more fun than clear plastic. 

A travel pillow that actually works

trtl, $30

Trtl Travel Pillow, $39.99

We’ve sung the praises of the Trtl Pillow before — it’s an essential for any traveler. The cozy and supportive neck pillow is a great gift for any frequent travelers or anyone who’s about to head out on a trip. 

A cutting board of their favorite place

bamboo board

Totally Bamboo State Cutting Board, $29.99

Entertainers and those with state pride will love this cutting board. You can find a board shaped like any of the 50 states or Puerto Rico, each laser engraved with important landmarks, cities, and sights. It’s a fun, personal gift that they’re sure to love. 

A portable printer that lets them print instantly

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HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, $95.99

Nowadays, most of our photos live on our smartphones and social media apps, but many of us still love getting to look through or hang up printed pictures. This portable printer lets them do that super easily and with no wires so they can print pictures in a snap.

A charging stand for all of their devices

elago

elago Charging Hub, $26.99

This gift is a no-brainer for loyal Apple users. Instead of dealing with a tangle of chords from charging all of their products, they can streamline with this singular hub, which has a designated spot for their iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch. 

A gift set made for an at-home spa day

unique amazon gifts bath salts

Live by Being Bath Salt Gift Set, $56

Your giftee will be saying “aah” when they use this set of three calming bath salts during their next deep soak. All three blends are made with Dead Sea salt and enhanced with essential oils to hydrate skin, relieve stress, and relax the muscles. 

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32 useful graduation gifts under $100 that are Amazon Prime-eligible

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Amazon’s Kindle makes a great gift for grads who love to read.

  • College and high school graduation gifts can have a big impact and help recent grads celebrate.
  • Below are 32 great gifts for graduates, all under $100 and eligible for Amazon Prime 2-day shipping.
  • Need more gift ideas? Check out all of our gift guides here.

The best graduation gifts for high school or college students honor an accomplishment and empower their next stage, whether it’s helping them plan for their future or feel settled once they move away.

And you don’t need to spend much time looking for a thoughtful gift. Whether you’re looking to send your graduate a bouquet of flowers, a useful kitchen gadget, or a wise book, you can find quick, unique options on Amazon. Below, you’ll find a list of 32 quick, thoughtful gifts under $100 that come with Prime shipping.

32 Amazon Prime-eligible gifts your graduate will love – all under $100:

A cookbook that can teach anyone how to cook anything

How to Cook Everything

Gift “How to Cook Everything,” $18.91 

The title says it all. If they’re going to be spending their life’s new chapter with more responsibility and independence, they’ll appreciate this ingeniously organized — and deliciously simple — cookbook. It begins with easy recipes for the basics and, later, offers up more advanced variations, making it especially great for learning.

Tech that helps them find misplaced items

Tile Pro

Gift the Tile Pro, $89.99

Ensure they spend minimal time hunting for essentials such as keys or their wallet. Plus, the new and improved Tile Pro device is louder, has a better battery life, and boasts a longer range. It’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Great, affordable over-ear headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black hanging in a row

Gift the headphones, $49

Headphones are a great addition to life no matter what they’re being used for — commutes, studying, travel, or relaxing at home. This pair is the best affordable over-ear headphones option we’ve found yet; They’re comfortable and have excellent sound for the price. You can read more here

A fun board game that’ll last all night

Catan

Gift “The Settlers of Catan”, $41.27

A game they can play with family and friends is a nice way to ensure they’ll always have something enjoyable to do — rain or shine. “The Settlers of Catan” relies upon strategy and sometimes luck to build civilizations — and can last for hours.

The best, one-stop introduction to personal finance we’ve found

I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi

Gift “I Will Teach You to be Rich,” $7.04

This is the book that Insider’s Executive Personal Finance Editor Libby Kane says she recommends (and gifts) the most. According to Kane, it’s “ideal for new grads and younger folks who need a game plan for adulthood,[and] also a straightforward, accessible, no-nonsense checklist for anyone who wants to take more control of their money and their life, no matter where they’re starting.”

A minimalist planner

Amazon graduation gifts 2021 planner

Gift the Lemome Planner, from $15.99

This planner will help keep them motivated and organized by giving them a place to jot down their daily agenda. It’s available in a small and large version, and both sizes come with a sticker pack for added fun.

A book about capitalizing on the huge choices to make in your 20s

Defining Decade

Gift “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter — And How to Make the Most of Them Now,” $15.50

The decisions you make in your 20s can greatly impact the rest of your life. The best defense is a good offense and your grad should know now, before any life-altering events crop up, how to get the most out of their “defining decade.”

A portable printer

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, $99.95

Gift the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, $77.99

Sprocket uses Bluetooth and the free HP Sprocket app to make printing photos from social media accounts, smartphones, and tablets relatively seamless. This way, grads can decorate easily without needing to figure out where and how they can print on the cheap.

An Amazon gift card so they can buy whatever they need

grad gift box

Gift the Amazon.com Gift Card in a Graduation Cap Box, from $25

If you want to gift cash so your grad can buy whatever he or she wants, but don’t actually want to hand over a stack of bills, an Amazon gift card is a nice way to gift that same freedom and utility. Amazon has virtually everything a new grad could desire, so they’ll be able to buy something they genuinely want — and they know what they need better than anyone else.

A book that focuses on positive psychology

the happiness advantage

Gift “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work,” $15.14 

Graduates are bound to be excited about classes ending, but continuing education can actually be a great thing when it’s self-directed and at their leisure. Grads might even realize a few months out of school that they’re actually starved for something new to think about.

And for more inspiration, be sure to check out our list of the best books we read in quarantine.

A toolkit for unexpected leaky faucets

cartman tools

Gift the Cartman 148-Piece Tool Set, $26.99

After graduation, the stress of a first apartment usually includes putting together furniture, Googling how to fix leaky faucets when the landlord won’t pick up, and enticing friends to help mount a living room TV in exchange for pizza.

This toolset isn’t the most strictly “fun” gift, but it’s absolutely necessary. Your grad will be thankful for the tools needed to handle whatever life throws at them, and while this isn’t something they’d immediately buy for themselves, they’ll definitely be thankful for it when the time inevitably comes.

A Hydro Flask tumbler to keep drinks hot

Hydro Flask, $22

Gift the Hydro Flask 32 oz. Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $44.95

If they’re commuting to and from their first job or post-grad internship, a great tumbler like this double-wall, vacuum-insulated one will not only keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours and cold ones cold for up to 24. More importantly: it may also stop them from developing a $7 daily Starbucks latte habit.

An Instant Pot for no-hassle meal prep

Instant Pot

Gift the Instant Pot DUO60 6-Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker, $89

If the idea of tossing raw ingredients into a pot in the morning and coming home (or to a dorm) to a cooked meal appeals to them, the Instant Pot is every recent grad’s best friend. It’s an easy gateway into cooking, and it cuts down on how many dishes they’ll have to wash.

An Echo Dot for an unobtrusive smart gadget

echo dot

Gift the Echo Dot (4th Gen), $49.99

The Amazon Echo Dot is a small, unobtrusive personal assistant that can help set timers while they cook, report weather and traffic, and perform more helpful tasks without taking up much room.

The Dot is also really easy to use and it’s a plus that it’ll work with any Amazon tech purchases they make in the future since they’ll be in the same smart-home ecosystem.

A journal that helps make a 5- or 10-year goal feel realistic

Best Self Co. Journal

Gift the BestSelf Co. The SELF Journal 2019, $31.99

The Best Self Co. Journal helps people map out their five- or 10-year plans in a manageable way. It’s a nice low-pressure way to provide growth and direction after graduation whether they’re on their way to college, their first full-time job, or traveling.

*Note: The BestSelf Co. Journal is currently out of stock.

The best coffee maker you can buy

Graduation gifts unddr $100 on Amazon Cuisinart

Gift the Cuisinart Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, $99.95

The Cuisinart coffee maker is easy to use, and its built-in hot water system allows for easy access to tea and oatmeal as well. In other words, it combines convenience with great coffee and it’s perfect to use before work or class. We voted this model the best coffee maker you can buy overall in our buying guide.

A cult-favorite book about self-discovery

The Alchemist

Gift “The Alchemist: 25th Anniversary Edition,” $12.99 

There’s a reason “The Alchemist” has become such an undebatable classic and has sold millions of copies around the world. It’s a tale of wonder, self-discovery, and the wisdom needed to accurately evaluate — and build — a meaningful life. It’s transcended generations, but it’s particularly helpful for those facing life’s big questions in their 20s. 

A candle that smells like home

homesick candles

Gift the Homesick Scented Candle, $34

It’s hard to put a finger on just what makes home smell like home, but one whiff of a Homesick candle will help them recall sweeter times. Uniquely specific scents are made to capture the spirit of states, cities, and even memories like road trips, backyard BBQs, and cooking in Grandma’s kitchen. If your grad’s far from home, this affordable candle is a meaningful gesture.

A weighted blanket

ynm weighted blanket

Gift the YnM Weighted Blanket, $69.90

Similar to the comfort created by swaddling babies, weighted blankets utilize deep-touch therapy to help get deeper, more restful sleep while also helping to reduce anxiety and stress. This fan-favorite option from Amazon is relatively affordable and highly popular. Read more in a personal review here.

A media streaming stick

amazon fire tv stick

Gift the Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, $49.99

The Fire TV Stick is Alexa-enabled, so grads can lazily leisurely control content like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, or CBS All Access by voice. They can also stream  Pluto TV, IMDb Freedive, and others for free. 

A portable waterproof speaker

jbl speaker

Gift the JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $79.95

This under-$100 Bluetooth speaker with nearly 5,000 five-star reviews on Amazon is ideal for grads who want great sound quality and durability on a budget. This one is waterproof and can withstand less-than-gentle handling.

A wireless charging pad

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad, $30

Gift the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad, $33.99

This wireless charging pad from Belkin works with iPhones and Qi-enabled Android devices. It has a little indicator light that lets you know when it’s charging, so you’ll never have to guess if it’s working.

An Alexa-enabled car charger

Amazon graduation gifts ROAV

Gift the ROAV by Anker Alexa-Enabled USB Car Charger, $29.99

Give their car a smart upgrade with the Alexa-enabled Roav Viva. Not only can the device charge their smartphone, but it can also answer questions about the weather or traffic, play music, and even tell them the news without distracting their eyes from the road or hands from the steering wheel.

An easy way to track down their phone or wallet

Tile Mate Essentials pack

Gift the Tile Mate with Replaceable Battery, 2-Pack, $47.58

You can’t go wrong with a tracker for their keys, wallet, or phone. The Tile Mate is compact, thoughtful, and useful for everyone — you might want to pick up a second pack for yourself.

An inexpensive way to make cold brew at home

Takeya Cold Brew Maker

Gift the Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, from $19.99

The Takeya Cold Brew Maker is an inexpensive, easy way to make cold brew from home and can save them hundreds of dollars a year. Find a full review here.

A fun outdoor game

Spikeball

Gift the Spikeball 3 Ball Kit, $59.95

If they love spending time outdoors or are moving to a new city for college or work, a game like Spikeball is a great way to meet new people and hang out with friends. 

Coasters that remind them of home

map coasters, $25.99

Gift the City Map Coasters, Set of 4, $25.99

These handmade coasters are a nice, subtle way to pay homage to a hometown or college town. They’re made with natural Sapele wood and have elaborate details of their city like Detroit or Tokyo. 

A NutriBullet for easy smoothies

nutribullet

Gift the NutriBullet Pro 13-Piece Set, $79.99

Whether they’re moving in with roommates or finally moving in alone, they need a NutriBullet. It’s convenient, doesn’t require a ton of space, and makes fruit smoothies in under 30 seconds. This is particularly great for anyone who can’t finish fruit or veggies fast enough; if it gets a little too ripe to eat, throw it in a smoothie to avoid waste. 

Fresh flowers to decorate their space

Amazon graduation gifts tulips

Check out Amazon’s selection of fresh flowers

Send your grad beautiful fresh flowers to spruce up their space.

An e-reader

kindle

Gift the Kindle, $64.99

The Kindle holds hundreds of e-books (some of which can be downloaded at a discount), has a glare-free screen, and is able to go weeks without needing to be charged. It’s great for grads who might have long commutes on the train or someone who just loves to read.

An external portable battery

Gifts for coworkers Eleject

Gift the Elecjet External Battery, $49.99

The Elecjet PowerPie can charge their many devices quickly while they’re on the go, and it’s our best overall battery pack of 2021.

Gift cards for their many expenses

Starbucks gift card

At the end of the day, the most helpful present is a gift card that can help get them through what is likely to be an expensive life change. Below are a few options for everything from books to travel. 

Everything: Visa Gift Card / Amazon Gift Card / Gift Amazon Prime Membership

School books: Amazon Gift Card

Coffee: Starbucks Gift Card

Entertainment: Netflix Gift Card / Fandango Gift Card

Transportation: Uber Gift Card

Furniture: Amazon Gift Card

Music: Spotify Gift Card

Groceries and food: Whole Foods Gift Card / Chipotle Gift Card

Tech: Amazon Gift Card

Travel: Southwest Gift Card / Airbnb Gift Card / Amtrak Gift Card

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24 unique gifts from Uncommon Goods they haven’t seen before

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  • We highly recommend shopping Uncommon Goods for any gifting occasion.
  • Its unique products are made by independent makers from around the world, saving you from generic gifts.
  • Uncommon Goods is one of the few places we know we’ll always find something cool for our loved ones.

Shopping is time-consuming and stressful, so it’s no wonder many of us often default to buying generic, unmemorable gifts just to get the whole process over with. We’ve all been guilty of it, and part of the reason is the lack of unique options that live in one, easily shoppable place.

Uncommon Goods, an online shop inspired by the founder’s experiences roaming craft fairs and trade shows, highlights the best of independent makers from around the world. Selling thousands of unique products, it’s one of the few places we know we’ll always find something cool for our loved ones, whether they’re hungry home cooks, die-hard sports fans, or classic old souls.

If you see a lot of gifts from the site that you like, or you think you’ll shop Uncommon Goods for other gifting occasions, sign up for its Uncommon Perks shipping program. Shipping prices ordinarily start at $4.95 and depend on your order value and desired shipping speed, but this $19.90 annual membership will get you free standard shipping on all US orders, regardless of order value. You’ll also get two $5 credits every year and first access to new products and sales.

If your desired gift is backordered or might not make it to your recipient on time, you can send a “Thinking of you” card, email, or text to let them know it’s on its way.

Before you dive into the treasure trove that is Uncommon Goods, check out our 24 top gift ideas from the site:

A family-friendly backyard game

Uncommon Goods Tabletop Cornhole

Tabletop Cornhole, $50

Entertain your family for hours at a time with this easy to follow tabletop game. The game includes everything you’ll need to play, including detailed instructions and eight mini bean bags.

A candle inspired by their birth month

Uncommon Goods Birth Month Gemstone & Flower Candle

Birth Month Gemstone & Flower Candle, $30

If you’re looking to gift them something special, this candle features the flowers and gemstones of their birth month. Each candle is hand-poured and uniquely scented with different flowers, herbs, and essential oils.

A useful tool for achieving perfectly grilled kabobs

Uncommon Goods Kabob Grilling Baskets

Kabob Grilling Baskets, $17

Step up their grilling skills with this set of kebab grilling baskets that eliminate the need for wood skewers. The baskets are made with steel wire and a hardwood handle and are sturdy enough to last through several grill seasons.

A cocktail grow kit

Uncommon Goods cocktail grow kit

Cocktail Grow Kit, $12

If they enjoy making cocktails, this grow kit will allow them to grow ingredients for their cocktails from scratch. This kit comes with everything they’ll need for growing, including starter soil, growing instructions, and of course seeds. With fun ingredients like thyme, lavender, and Thai basil, they’ll be able to whip up innovative and fun cocktails.

A tea sampler for the tea lover in your life

Uncommon Goods tea set

Tea from Around the World Set, $55

Perfect for any tea enthusiast, this set comes with ten tubes of tea leaves from around the world. Accompanying the set is a guide book that shares information about each tea and gives tips on how to best brew each one. 

A flannel to keep their beverages cold

Uncommon Goods can flannel

Chill Beer Flannel, $14

Help them keep their beverages cold with these adorable can flannels. Each flannel contains two layers of waterproof insulation, ensuring that they’ll be able to enjoy cold beverages for hours to come.

A pair of kissing mugs

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The Kissing Mugs, $65

These mugs fit together effortlessly and provide a sweet start to the morning.

A pair of lamps made for long-distance relationships

distance lamp

Long Distance Friendship Lamp, $85-$170

Everyone is busy these days, and it’s not as easy to keep up with loved ones as much as we all wish. With the ongoing pandemic, meeting them in person may also be impossible.

A set of paired lamps, one of which lights up when the other is touched, lets them know you’re still thinking of them even when you don’t have time to talk or can’t physically visit them. One of our editors uses them to keep in touch with her parents.

A beautiful and unconventional puzzle

geode puzzle

Geode Puzzle, $65

If regular puzzles just aren’t challenging enough for them, these nature-inspired ones exercise their brain in new and exciting ways. 

A cheeseboard shaped like their home state

new york board

USA and State Serving Board, $48

State pride and an excellent cheese and charcuterie spread go hand in hand with these beautiful bamboo boards.

A portable microphone that lets them sing their heart out wherever they are

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Karaoke Microphone Speaker, $50

For better or for worse, everyone in the vicinity is going to hear your recipient’s voice, thanks to this fun and easy-to-use microphone.

Soap that looks like gemstones

gem soap

Birthstone Mineral Soaps, $20

They almost won’t want to use these pretty soaps that look like birthstones. The handcrafted soaps are made with safe vegetable-based dyes and vitamin E oil. 

A personalized print to commemorate a couple’s first dance

dance poster

Wedding Waltz Personalized Art, $300-$500

Aside from playing the song over and over, another way to remember their first dance is with a sophisticated, classic print that incorporates personal details like location and dates.

A poster fit for movie buffs

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100 Movies Scratch Off Poster, $15

Cinephiles will rejoice at the opportunity to document their knowledge with this creative poster. A hundred classics like “Casablanca” and “Jaws” have made the cut.

An embroidered mask made by local artists

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Embroidered Hummingbird Face Mask, $20

These days, there are fewer gifts more practical than PPE. These cotton masks are also beautifully embroidered with colorful hummingbirds and flowers. 

A jar that looks deceivingly similar to a plastic bag

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Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag, $17

Only upon closer inspection do they realize that this ordinary bag is in fact made from glass, not plastic.

A chess set for anyone who loves New York

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NYC Skyline Chess, $120

All the NYC buildings they love, from the instantly recognizable ones like One World Trade and the Empire State Building to the brownstones they walk by every day, make up this novelty chess set.

A case that sanitizes dirty phones

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PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, from $80

Most of us carry our phones with us everywhere — and we mean, everywhere. PhoneSoap kills 99.9% of common household germs, including bacteria that can lead to e. coli, salmonella, staph, flu, and the common cold.  

A Pantone chip ottoman for artists and designers

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Pantone Storage Stool, $80

This storage stool lets them appreciate the iconic Pantone system and adds a pop of color to their living room or bedroom.

Soothing eye stones made from Finnish bedrock

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Orbits Eye Stones, $20

Help them bring the spa day experience to their home with these cooling stones. When they’re feeling stressed or suffering from puffy eyes, they can use this gift to decompress and relax. 

A build-it-yourself light sculpture

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Sound-Activated Light Blocks, from $30

There are no guides to this set of light-up, sound-activated play blocks. Be prepared for the room to light up with creativity. 

A DIY root beer kit

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Root Beer Science Kit, $16

If they’re a fan of the classic root beer, gift them a fun science experiment that will end with their favorite drink. If they’d prefer a cocktail, another soft drink, or a snack, Uncommon Goods has quite a few DIY food and drink kits to choose from.

A watch that runs on regular tap water

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Revolutionary H2O Powered Watches, $40

Fill the backs of these watches with water and they become fully functioning time tellers. 

Delicious lollipops that can then be grown into herbs or flowers

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Blooming Lollipops, $20

After consuming one of these eight delicious lollipops (flavors include lavender-lemongrass, strawberry-basil, and peach-marigold), you can plant the stick to grow the lollipop’s ingredients.

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The best gifts for recent grads, from business card holders to portable USB chargers

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  • Graduation is a worthwhile accomplishment that deserves a thoughtful gift.
  • You can find all graduation gift guides here, along with some standout gifts from each guide.
  • If you’re looking for gifts for another occasion, check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.
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A graduation is always an accomplishment worth celebrating, and this seems to be especially true in 2021. Students everywhere adapted to the many different challenges brought forward by the novel Coronavirus – adjusting to remote learning and navigating the uncertainty of what their school experiences will look like. Earning a degree (during a global pandemic, no less) is certainly something to be proud of, so celebrate the students you love with a thoughtful gift.

We’ve gathered up all of our graduation-related gift guides below, with some of our favorite gifts called out from each piece. Affordable options, last-minute finds, and masculine and feminine choices for both high school and college are all featured.

Here are the best graduation gifts in 2021:

Feminine graduation gifts vetted by a recent graduate

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Perfect graduation gifts for her — as recommended by a recent college graduate

Unique subscription boxes, coffee makers, or custom maps of their college town: This list has been written by a recent graduate herself to encompass all the things they’ll need, want, or miss as they enter the next chapter of their adult life.

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Masculine graduation gifts, as selected by a recent graduate

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Thoughtful college graduation gifts for him, as recommended by a recent graduate

This list touches on many helpful tools for postgrad living that they may not have already thought of, like a tracker for their keys or a USB car charger.

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Masculine high school graduation gifts

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Clever and practical high school graduation gifts for him

Regardless of where their path leads after high school, they’ll appreciate a useful addition to their dorm or bedroom. Bedside caddies, extremely comfortable lounge pants, and blue light glasses subscriptions are just a few of the gifts we think nearly any high school grad would be grateful for.

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Thoughtful high school graduation gifts she’ll actually want to keep

Photobooks and college apparel are certainly kind gestures, but there are plenty of other graduation gifts that can stand out from the crowd while maintaining their thoughtfulness. We’ve profiled some memorable options in this mindfully crafted list.

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Graduation gifts for all

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The best graduation gifts you can give to upcoming high school or college grads

No matter the degree or recipient, a graduation is an exciting milestone to celebrate. This all-encompassing list likely has you covered with home and kitchen necessities, tech accessories, and profound books to add to their reading list.

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Graduation gifts under $100

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Graduation gifts under $100 that the class of 2021 will love

Gifts that come with a large degree of thought don’t necessarily need a high price tag. Cookbooks, planners, and water bottles are gifts they could use every single day that don’t require a substantial budget.

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Graduation gifts under $50

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The best gifts you can get grads that won’t cost more than $50

These thoughtful gifts include simple bouquets of flowers, business card holders, and even tablets, all for under $50.

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Last-minute, Prime-eligible gifts

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Amazon Prime gifts for high school and college graduates that cost under $100

We’ve all been there: Suddenly the event that felt months away is finally here. If you’re racing against the clock, are in search of affordable options, or simply prefer the convenience of Amazon Prime, we’ve got your back.

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38 unique and cool gifts available on Amazon, from a star projector to a gourmet popcorn kit

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  • Amazon has become the “everything store” – the site stocks just about any product you can think of.
  • Because the site is so big, it can be overwhelming to find unique gift ideas on your own.
  • We scoured the site to find the best unique gifts, from handmade goods to funny finds.

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You can find just about anything on Amazon, which can be both a blessing a curse. Seemingly endless options is one of many benefits of shopping with the e-commerce giant, but it can also be tough to sort through them all to find standout gift ideas.

Though Amazon may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for unique gift ideas that feel extra personal, you can find great options if you know where to look. For example, Amazon handmade offers locally made and artisan products from small businesses around the country and Amazon has even curated gift lists and ideas catered to different hobbies, styles, and more. You can also shop Amazon’s curated portal to support Black-owned businesses.

We did the tough work of scouring Amazon to curate singular and cool gift ideas. And with a little digging, there are plenty more unique gifts to be found.

Here are 38 cool and unique gifts ideas, all available on Amazon.

Gourmet popcorn for movie night

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Urban Accents Movie Night Popcorn Kernels and Seasoning Variety Pack, $22

Take your next Netflix night to the next level with this popcorn pack. It includes three types of kernels, plus five seasoning options that range from Spicy Chili Lime to Cheezy White Cheddar for a customizable treat.

A fun inflatable lounger

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Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa, $38.98

From a backyard hangout to a beach picnic, this inflatable lounger will come in handy as a comfy seating option. No pump is required, it comes in a handy carrying case, and it’s available in 16 different colors and patterns.

Decorative tealights to add some greenery

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SanSeng Succulent Tealight Candles, $10.58

If even simple succulents seem like too much work to care of, these cute candle tealights are handmade in the shape of cacti and succulents are a fun touch of green decor for any space.

A cool planet lamp

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UooEA Saturn Lamp, $24.99

You may be seeing trendy moon lamps popping up, but you can make your gift even more unique by opting for this Saturn lamp. The dimmable LED lamp has seven different settings and you can even set it to change colors to a bright hue. Easy to move from room to room, it lasts for up to eight hours after each charge.

A solar power bank for on-the-go charging

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Solar Power Bank, $28.99

For outdoor and camping enthusiasts, this 10,000mAh wireless power bank works as a standard charger, but can also run via solar power as a backup option when outlets aren’t available. Its compact size makes it easy to pack and it also comes with dual flashlights and a compass kit.

A trio of flavorful honey

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Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Honey Sampler Gift Set, $49.99

If they can’t bear the thought of a meal without something sweet, upgrade their condiments with this set of funky flavored honey from Bushwick Kitchen. 

A cute reusable bag

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Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag, from $12

Whether it’s used to carry their groceries or random knickknacks, everyone needs a good reusable bag. We love the original Baggu. It can hold up to 50 pounds of stuff, but can also be folded down to fit in your pocket. It also comes in tons of fun colors and patterns.

A calendar for the dog lover

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WeRateDogs 2021 Calendar, $13.83

If you ask us, there is truly nothing better than 365 days of dogs. The calendar comes from the same brains behind WeRateDogs’ popular Twitter account, and don’t worry, every dog receives a rating of at least 11/10.

A starry sky light projecto

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IYUT 3-in-1 LED Ceiling Galaxy Light Projector, $32.99 

This fun light projector brings the night sky inside and features 10 lighting colors, three brightness levels, and three speed settings. It also includes built-in speakers and works with smartphones via Bluetooth or USB to play music as the lights twinkle around you. 

A diffuser disguised as a houseplant

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Round A’round Cactus Room Scents, $32

A cactus is a fun way to add some color to your desk or countertop, but if you’re not ready to be a plant parent, go for this instead. It’s actually a diffuser — it’ll fill your room with a nice floral scent — but it looks like a cute potted plant. 

A keychain for hot sauce lovers

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Tabasco Hot Sauce Keychain, $11.88

They’ll never have to endure a flavorless meal again. This mini bottle of Tabasco sauce comes with a keychain for spice that goes wherever they do. 

A retro rice cooker

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Dash Mini Rice Cooker, $19.99

This little gadget not only cooks rice but can make stew, oatmeal, soup, pasta, veggies and more. The style and colorful enamel coating add a retro look to their kitchen.

A bracelet with a hidden message

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IEFWELL Morse Code Bracelets, $12.99

These beaded sterling silver bracelets aren’t just stylish — they also spell out fun messages in morse code. Choose classic options like “BFF” or “I Love You” or fun phrases like “Tribe” or “She Did.”

A cute and practical phone holder

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Dinosaur Silicone Phone Holder, $9.99

This endearing little dino isn’t just a piece of decor, it can actually can hold their phone. It comes in over ten colors, so you can find one in their favorite color.

A hydrating face cream that the French swear by

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Embryolisse Lait Cream Fluide, $35

French pharmacies are known for their readily-available, high-quality skincare products. Gifting your buddy a ticket to Paris may be out of the budget, but you can still snag them some of these cult-favorite products, like this seriously hydrating face cream.

A little fan to deal with their unpredictable office temperatures

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Fred & Friends Little Big USB Fan, $17.52

Office dwellers know how unpredictable temperatures can get. To save them when their office (or home office) transitions from an icebox to a desert, gift them this little portable fan. It’s small, mobile, and plugs into any USB for a quick, cold breeze. 

A bunny-shaped speaker with good sound

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AEO Bunny Bluetooth Speaker, from $19.99

This compact Bluetooth speaker may not be the best around, but it’s surely the cutest. Shaped like a little bunny with floppy ears, you get your music and a fun piece of decor too. 

A punny apron that reminds them of their favorite show

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GOT “Dinner is Coming” Apron, $25

If you’re looking for the right gift for that special person who loves “Game of Thrones,” is always cooking, and has a great sense of humor — we think we’ve found it. 

A bright and colorful hamper

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Pehr Designs Pom Pom Hamper, $79.50

No one wants to see a giant pile of dirty laundry on the floor. Help them conceal their mess with this hamper, which is actually nice to look at and adds a pop of color to their room. 

Relaxing bath salts

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Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Bath Soak, $22

Everyone deserves some relaxation, which is why this calming bath soak makes such a great gift. Inside there’s dehydrated coconut milk, vanilla, and Himalayan coconut CO2 extract, which together help soothe the skin and calm the mind.

A candle that smells just like home

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Homesick Scented Candle, $34

One of our editors asserted that “candles are the most classic gift of all time.” We have to agree, and while there are many to choose from, we love the sentimentality and customization Homesick candles offers. They have candles made to smell like each of the 50 states, many cities, and even experiences like watching Friday night football or taking a road trip. No matter where they call home, one of these candles is sure to bring them a rush of nostalgia.  

An insulated pint glass that keeps your brew cool

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BruMate HOPSULATOR, $24.99

If they like their beverages ice-cold, they’ll appreciate this thoughtful bottle holder. It can hold 12 oz. cans, 16-ounce cans, or be used as a pint glass holding 16 fluid ounces, so it’s really a three-in-one gadget. When they need a break from beer, this is perfect for keeping their water bottles chilled too. 

A creative journal that’ll help them get some sleep

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“The Nocturnal Journal” by Lee Crutchley, $7.54

A great night’s sleep is essential to our well-being, but getting those eight hours each night can be easier said than done. If you know any night owls who need to catch up on their sleep, this journal will make a great gift. It’s full of prompts, illustrations, and questions to put their minds at ease when they’re up in the wee hours of the night.

A cute purse for the wine lover

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Insulate Wine Clutch Bag, $24.95

For the wine lover in your life, this bag does double duty as a cute outfit accessory and an insulated bag to easily bring along a bottle of wine to that house party, backyard barbeque, or picnic at the park. It comes in numerous pattern and color options, including nautical stripes, black tweed, beaded patterns, and more.

A pack of sticky notes to keep them on track

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Knock Knock “To Accomplish” Sticky Notes, from $12.44

For the friend who likes to keep it really organized, help them stay on track with this thoughtful set of sticky notes. With categories like “To Ponder,” “To Remember,” and “To Buy,” they can keep track of everything they need to accomplish in the near future. 

The cutest hot chocolate mugs

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Ceramic Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Mugs, $21.80

Imagine the warm and fuzzy feeling that you get sipping on a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows. These mugs embody that and all other kinds of cozy feels. 

A phone case for Disney lovers

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OtterBox Symmetry Series Disney Classic Case (iPhone 7/ 8), from $29.10

There are plenty of Mickey-themed gifts for the Disney lover in your life. We love this phone case because it not only has a cute design but the signature durability of OtterBox, too.

A breakfast station with everything they need to make the most important meal of the day

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Nostalgia Breakfast Station, $79.99

If a classic American breakfast sounds like their perfect morning, give them this clever kitchen gadget that can do it all — crunchy toast, crispy fried eggs, and a hot cup of coffee. 

A fruity hand cream that’ll look great on their counter

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TonyMoly Peach Hand Cream, $12

This rich hand cream is made with shea butter and peach extract to moisturize seriously dry skin. We love the refreshing, light peach scent and the adorable container, which looks just like a peach. 

The perfect socks for pizza lovers

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Pizza Socks Box (4 pairs), $25.99

From pizza ovens to pizza apparel, there’s no shortage of gifts catered to pizza lovers out there. We’re partial to these socks for their packaging, which is made to look like an actual pizza in an actual pizza box. 

Simple illustrated prints to hang around the house

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Dream Big Printables Botanical Prints (set of 4), $19.97

Finding unique home decor that’s also affordable can be a tough feat, but these artistic prints check off all the boxes. The illustrations of plants make a great addition to their kitchen, or even their bedroom if they want to show off their green thumb.

Reusable lunch bags that they’ll actually want to use

Unique Amazon gifts Diweiya Reusable Snack Bags

Diweiya Reusable Snack Bags, $11.99

Plastic bags are an unnecessary expense when you could just have reusable ones. Their environmentally-conscious and frugal sides will thank you for these sandwich and snack bags, which are dishwasher safe and BPA free. They’ll save a ton of money and plastic waste by using these, plus the colorful patterns are much more fun than clear plastic. 

A travel pillow that actually works

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Trtl Travel Pillow, $29.99

We’ve sung the praises of the Trtl Pillow before — it’s an essential for any traveler. The cozy and supportive neck pillow is a great gift for any frequent travelers or anyone who’s about to head out on a trip. 

A cutting board of their favorite place

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Totally Bamboo State Cutting Board, $29.99

Entertainers and those with state pride will love this cutting board. You can find a board shaped like any of the 50 states or Puerto Rico, each laser engraved with important landmarks, cities, and sights. It’s a fun, personal gift that they’re sure to love. 

A portable printer that lets them print instantly

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HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, $99.99

Nowadays, most of our photos live on our smartphones and social media apps, but many of us still love getting to look through or hang up printed pictures. This portable printer lets them do that super easily and with no wires so they can print pictures in a snap.

A charging stand for all of their devices

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elago Charging Hub, $26.99

This gift is a no-brainer for loyal Apple users. Instead of dealing with a tangle of chords from charging all of their products, they can streamline with this singular hub, which has a designated spot for their iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch. 

A gift set made for an at-home spa day

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Live by Being Bath Salt Gift Set, $56

Your giftee will be saying “aah” when they use this set of three calming bath salts during their next deep soak. All three blends are made with Dead Sea salt and enhanced with essential oils to hydrate skin, relieve stress, and relax the muscles. 

 

A leather wallet and notebook combo

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Coal Creek Leather Field Notes Cover, $49

This leather Field Notes cover is completely handmade in the United States. With card slots and a memo book included, it’s a great gift for someone who’s about to embark on a new adventure, or anyone who loves to travel.

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24 of the best Amazon gag gifts to give as pranks

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  • We’ve singled out 24 of our favorite gag gifts from Amazon, most of which your recipient will actually want to keep.
  • With the right delivery, the memory and the laughs just might last.
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There are hundreds of pages of prank gifts on Amazon, but perhaps you’re looking for something other than fart jokes and boxer briefs. After all, gag gifts don’t have to be too gross or absurdly frightening. They’re really meant for prompting laughter and fun memories, whether it be with your family, friends, or colleagues.

Perhaps an ice cream lock from Ben and Jerry’s could help teach your sneaky roommate a lesson. Or, maybe your friend can’t stop yammering about her affinity for puzzles. You might finally catch her flummoxed by giving her an impossible-to-solve blank white jigsaw. And that’s only the beginning. Amazon has countless ways to go about making practical jokes and general tomfoolery. From screaming goats to tiny violins, we’ve found some of the best gag gifts you could possibly give.

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A pillow they may be scared to use

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Jasen DIY Sequin Pillow Cover, $10.99

For those who love his work, or those who really don’t. 

For Jeff Goldblum fans, you’re going to want to head here.

A (loudly) screaming goat figurine and booklet

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“The Screaming Goat” book and figure, $9.95

If they still can’t get enough of that Screaming Goat video on YouTube, this is as blood-curdling — and annoying — as you might imagine. Trust me, I have one on my desk. My colleagues love me.

For the person in your life who isn’t quite car-savvy

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Blinker Fluid, $10.95

Send them to the mechanic with this bottle and wait for their reaction. 

The world’s smallest violin

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3-Inch Miniature Violin Replica (with case), $11

Sorry, no pony this year, either, kiddo. Play it, momma.

A mock video game to drop the hint that it’s time they pull their weight around the house

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Extreme Chores: Motion Controlled Video Game (empty box), $7.99

For little Lord Fauntleroy. Yeah, maybe coal didn’t quite get the message across, but this ought to do the trick. Note that this box comes empty, so you can also fill it with coal, if you so please.

Your face on a pair of socks

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Custom Photo Face Socks, $15.59

Put the mug of their best friend (or worst enemy) on a pair of socks. Either way, they’ll wear them. Trust us.

For those who ask too many questions

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“What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions,” from $11.16

Great coffee table (or commode) material for the coveter of useless information.

Help them slow that little tyke down

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Toddler Tamers (gag kit), $7.98

Parents, rejoice!

An ice cream lock, so they’ll stop blaming you for being the culprit

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Ben & Jerry’s Euphori-Lock Ice Cream Lock, $23.53

For the stingy one who’ll never share their ice cream.

Poems by cats about what cats do best

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“I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats,” $10.78

For your friend, family member, or housemate who’s just a little too in love with their feline and could stand a reality check.

A parody book for the young professional

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Oh, The Meetings You’ll Go To!: A Parody, $12.68

Hopefully, they’ll laugh, though they might also cry.

An apron to gear them up for the barbecue to end all barbecues

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Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron, $24.99

For the… Well, you know who this is for.

One dozen rattlesnake eggs (keep warm for best results)

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(Fake) Rattlesnake Eggs, $7.99

Best delivered incubator-warm.

A bag of “the world’s strongest coffee”

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Death Wish Coffee Co. Coffee, $19.96

We only hope they’ll get this is a gag. 

An impossible-to-solve puzzle

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Ravensburger Puzzle, $19.49

Something to finally stump that very special whiz kid you know.

A mug in which to serve them a steaming hot pile of … coffee

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Fairly Odd Novelties Toilet Mug, $14.99

A gift that’s heavily representative of this entire year. 

A personal cleansing wheel (in lieu of the bidet they keep asking for)

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Roto Wipe Personal Cleansing Wheel, $7.99

So they’ll finally stop pestering you for that exorbitant bidet thing they all love so much over in Europe. (Note: This is just an empty box in which to wrap your real gift.)

Instructions for gracefully approaching (and achieving) senescence

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“How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man,” $8.89

Dear Dad (or Grandpa)…

Snot (and tear) mittens, for those who work outdoors, or just won’t stop wiping their nose on their sleeve

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Snittens, The Original Snot Mittens, $19.99

One side for snot, the other for tears. Maybe after receiving this, they’ll stop wiping their nose on their sleeve, or their bare hands. Probably not. Either way, they actually work!

A practice putting green for the bathroom

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Toilet Golf, $10.95

If their Golf Digest subscription just isn’t cutting it on long trips to the john anymore, they can always stand to work on their short game.

A tortilla blanket

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Giant Flour Tortilla Throw Blanket, $20.99

For the avid snuggler or tortilla aficionado in your life, this double-sided throw blanket wraps you up like a warm burrito. 

A notepad for the quick-tempered

Paper Tantrum

Paper Tantrum Nifty Note, $5.95

This notepad can help your family member, partner, or even coworker blow off steam in a productive yet humorous way.

A miniature weightlifting set

Finger Weight Lifting

Finger Weightlifting, $9.95

Give an authentic gym experience to your friend who keeps saying they need to work out. They can exercise their fingers with barbells, resistance bands, and more – and all from the comfort of their desk.

A pizza box filled with socks

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Pizza Socks Box, $25.99

If they love pizza, they’ll savor this fake pizza box filled with socks that resemble pizza slices. They’ll be in for a fun surprise and tasty new additions to their socks collection. 

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