31 Things That Truly Make Great Gifts

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If you have been searching for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, search no longer! This is the list for you. The holidays are coming up, and you have probably been wracking your brain for the perfect gift to get your friend. With this list, you will have all the suggestions you need.

Amazon is pretty much packed with products designed to remove stress from your life, make people happy, and enhance their everyday existence. I am here to show you those products so you can make the best choices for gifts this holiday season. I know, I’m pretty much like, your savior right now.

I’ve specifically chosen the products in this post because they help you relax, take a load off, or they look totally great. Whether you are looking for gifts for a man or a woman or someone of another gender, we have you covered. This is stuff that everyone can enjoy. Something on this list will speak to you and make the perfect gift for someone you love this season. You don’t even have to tell them you got the idea from me. You can tell them you thought of it all on your own. I won’t be offended.

We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program and we may have additional affiliate relationships with some of the products featured here – as such, our company may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon as we publish it!

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This Wooden Watch

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A watch is quite the classic gift for a friend or family member at the holidays, but this wooden watch puts a hip, new spin on this old-fashioned gift idea. It is made of real wood and it has a genuine leather strap, making it perfect for the outdoorsy person in your life. If leather is not your thing, you can also get it with a wood strap!

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This Giant Throw Blanket

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Who doesn’t want another blanket? Everyone loves being cozy, so you can never go wrong with a blanket as a gift. And this one is just about one of the coziest, softest, and largest throw blankets out there. Not to mention it comes in about 18 different colors and patterns, so no matter the style of your gift recipient, you will be sure to find a color they love.

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This Himalayan Salt Lamp

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People swear by the healing and relaxing effects of Himalayan salt. Just having this lamp in your living space has a soothing and calming effect on anyone who happens to be around it. Seriously! Many have reported getting a better night’s sleep once they have the Himayalan salt crystal lamp in their room. It also looks great and gives off such a soft and lovely glow.

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This Dad Belly Fanny Pack

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If you have a friend or a family member with a sense of humor, please buy this fanny pack for them this holiday season. It is such a hilarious gift that also happens to be kind of practical! And it comes in four different versions: This hairy dad bod, a tanned pack of abs, an extra hairy belly, and a weirdly soft and hairless belly that looks like a baby’s bald head.

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These Library Check Out Card Coasters

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For any book lovers or literary nerds in your life, these coasters are the perfect gift. Not only is the old-school design of the library check out card totally great, the colors are retro and super cool too! This set of coasters is the perfect addition to anyone’s home library. Hey, they also work if you actually want to keep track of who you lent your books to as well!

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This Punny Mug

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This mug is for your pun-loving friend who also has a penchant for pessimism and a love of houseplants. OK, that might be a little too specific. It really is just an adorable mug that almost anyone would enjoy! And mugs are always foolproof holiday gifts. Who doesn’t love a mug? Answer: No one. Oh, and yes, it is dishwasher and microwave safe. Very important.

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This Pineapple Cocktail Shaker

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Pineapples are everywhere these days in design. So it makes sense that this chic cocktail shaker would be shaped just like one! Pictured here is the gold, but it comes in four other colors: black, copper, silver, and white. And it comes in that totally adorable and very stylish box covered in palm leaves. What’s not to like? Plus, chances are once you give this to your friend, they’ll make you a drink using it.

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This Nasty Woman Enamel Pin

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It is 2018 and it is time to wear your feminism loud and proud! That is why this “Nasty Women” pin is the perfect gift for the fierce feminist in your life. The world is pretty much on fire and it can be hard to muster up the energy to fight against all the injustices that have been cropping up lately. So this is a literal and a figurative gift. It might be just what your friend needs to continue fighting the good fight.

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These Stackable Llama Bowls

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This is a stack of 10 oz. bowls that, as you can see, has a sassy llama on the side! They are practical, yet fun and funky — everything you want in a gift this holiday season. If for some reason your friend is morally opposed to llamas, they have many more animals to choose from: cats, deer, flamingos, owls, and fish. And there’s also a gnome and a woman riding a bike in case any of those don’t do it for you.

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These Lovely Earrings

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How gorgeous are these little stud earrings? They are dainty and delicate, but still bold and beautiful. They are handmade with sterling silver, and they are the perfect gift for almost anyone who wears earrings. This jewelry artisan has a whole slew of beautiful products to choose from — these earrings were just the first that popped out at me. But check her out. She’s awesome!

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This Holographic Nail Polish

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Someone you love deserves an over-the-top manicure, and now you can get one right at home! This rose gold nail polish will make you look and feel like a million bucks. It’s shimmery and shiny — perfect for a night out on the town or a fancy event…or even just a night in where you pamper yourself! Eighty-eight percent of this nail polish’s almost 700 reviewers gave it five stars, so that’s really saying something.

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These Adorable Bear Slippers

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What better way to ring in the chilly holiday season than with holiday-themed bear slippers? That was a rhetorical question because there is literally no better way. Unless you throw some long johns and hot cocoa in there. Here, you see all three colors that these adorable slippers come in. Basically, everyone in the family can have their own unique pair! This one is a no-brainer. You know someone who needs these.

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This Letter Board

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I love a good letterboard, and this one is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to spruce up their home (or maybe their classroom) with a customizable sign like this. The frame is 10 x 10 inches and it’s made out of real wood. It comes with a bag of 340 characters — letters, numbers, and punctuation marks — to get whatever message you want across!

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This Gold Face Mask

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Why buy a regular moisturizing face mask when you can buy a gold moisturizing face mask? There I go again with the rhetorical questions. This peel-off mask includes collagen, which firms up the lines in your skin, moisturizes your face, and leaves you with a youthful glow. Every inch of this thing is soaked with anti-aging ingredients. It’s the perfect addition to a homemade at-home spa day kit.

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This Goodnight Moon Tote

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OK, practically everyone I know grew up reading Goodnight Moon. It is a total classic, and it is the perfect piece of nostalgia to throw on a tote! Any book lover would absolutely adore this recreation of the classic children’s book cover on a tote bag. Honestly, I’m looking for a tote to bring to the library when I check out books, and this is the perfect one!

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This Foldable Tote Bag

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Pretty much every woman I know would appreciate this shopping tote in their lives. It is huge and sturdy, perfect for a day trip or even maybe a weekend away, but when you don’t need it, it folds up into a tight little tube! It’s amazing. And it comes in this winter blue color, but it also comes in red, purple, pink, magenta, gray, cobalt blue, black, and aqua blue.

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This Dead Sea Mud Mask

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This mud mask uses a blend of oils, shea butter, and aloe vera to heal and exfoliate your skin, keeping it healthy and soft all day long. People absolutely rave about how their skin feels and looks after using this mud mask regularly. Plus, it is a total excuse for some much-needed self-care, and that is extremely important these days. So pamper yourself (or a friend) with mud!

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This Gingerbread Scented Candle

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Hello, it’s me, Christmas, and I’m here now. You better light a scented candle to celebrate. Oh, and what do we have here? Why, it is a perfectly autumnal gingerbread scented candle to add a spicy aroma to your perfect holiday morning. No biggie. Just the most perfect holiday gift maybe ever. The packaging is legit adorable, and the candle has a 60-hour burn time. That’s impressive.

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These Pretty Notebooks

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Everyone loves notebooks. Whether they are serious writers or jotters of to-do lists, the person you love will definitely appreciate being gifted these very pretty foil-stamped notebooks. You get two in a set and the designs of both the dark and the teal notebooks are absolutely gorgeous! I would also not blame you if you decided to buy these as a gift…for yourself. Go on, you deserve it.

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This Weekender Bag

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Um, hello to the most perfect travel bag I have ever seen in my entire life. Not only is this tote cute and classy and big enough to fit all my stuff for a whole weekend trip, but do you see that little slip on the back? The one that fits perfectly over the handle of your rolling suitcase? No more wobbling back and forth dropping everything you own on the way to the gate in the airport terminal.

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This Bathtub Tray Table

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After you pop open that bottle of wine, pour yourself a giant glass (I mean like, filled to the top), and settle down for a relaxing bath. But aren’t baths more trouble than they’re worth? you might ask. Don’t the pages of your book get all soggy and isn’t it hard to do anything while you’re lying there? Not if you have this perfect bath tray, which has a place specifically for your wine glass, and another for your book, and your phone, and anything else you might need!

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This Water Bottle

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If you (or the person you are buying a gift for) does not have an insulated water bottle like this one, you need to rectify that situation immediately. These are so, so handy to have around, you don’t even know. The cap doesn’t ever leak so you are safe to drop these in a purse or backpack, and your mind will be blown at how cold (or hot!) these keep your beverages. Seriously, it’s insane.

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This Mini Griddle

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This little electric griddle is perfect for the person who has limited space in their kitchen and limited people to cook for. Not only can you use it to make eggs and pancakes, but it’s perfect for cookies, grilled cheese, and even stir fry! Of course, it comes in six adorable colors: this aqua, black, pink, red, silver, and white. Get it while it’s hot!

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These Inflatable Flamingo Drink Holders

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It is never too early to start thinking about summer again. That is why these inflatable flamingo drink holders are the perfect holiday gift. These allow your drink to accompany you in the pool or the hot tub or the lake or even the bathtub (hint, hint) with ease! It won’t tip over so you don’t have to worry about spilling that wine (which we all know would be a straight-up travesty).

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This Essential Oil Diffuser

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Life is tough these days. You deserve to relax and calm down once in a while. This essential oil diffuser will help you do just that. Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the water, and this little machine will make your air smell great. You can also use it without essential oils as a humidifier when you are feeling sick!

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This Facial Spray

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People love this set of two refreshing facial mist sprays. One is made of rosewater, aloe, and herbs, and the other is comprised of aloe, cucumber, and green tea. Use these before your moisturizer or after you have applied your makeup to keep your skin feeling fresh, renewed, and rejuvenated. It is totally gentle on your skin, so you can use it as much as you need.

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This Pack of Face Masks

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Um, you simply cannot beat the deal of 16 facial masks for $10. You simply cannot! This is the perfect gift to say to your friend, “These are for you, but also can we do a spa day together and can some of them be for me?” These masks are made from all different formulas that help moisturize and nourish and tighten up the skin on your face.

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This Travel Pillow with Built-In Hood

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Oh my goodness, this is the perfect travel pillow for the person who travels a lot and likes to doze on the plane. I already put a hoodie up and then put my travel pillow around my neck as it is. This would eliminate the need for that hoodie! It comes in five different colors, too, so you are bound to find one that is right up the alley of the person you’re buying the gift for. (It’s you, isn’t it?)

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These Bluetooth Headphones

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These are the perfect headphones for that person who is always listening to music or podcasts but constantly inadvertently yanks their earbuds out of their ears while doing so. These are wireless, so they hook up with your phone by Bluetooth! We are truly living in the future, folks. These are especially convenient to use while exercising or running. Honestly, a pair of these will change your life.

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This Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Let loose your bathroom-bound rockstar! Admit it: You are already singing in the shower every morning or night. Maybe you prop your phone up on the sink and play music from there, but wouldn’t it be so much better if you had a speaker inside your shower? You know it would. This waterproof Bluetooth speaker comes with a metal hook (if you want to hang it off a backpack), but it’s perfect for the shower too.

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This Slow Cooker

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I don’t own a slow cooker, but I think it is finally time. I see so many good recipes that are dependent on the thing, and it would be so nice to be able to set the ingredients and forget it until it’s magically cooked and ready for dinner right at dinner time. It’s not just dinner that you can make in a slow cooker. I’m talking dessert! Breakfast! The possibilities are endless.

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