Did someone say holiday shopping? No? Just me? Ok…well it just so happens that the best Amazon deals are rolling out weeks ahead of black Friday this year, so I thought it might be time to look through some of the most thoughtful gift ideas for friends and family.
Whether you’re looking for a small token of your appreciation to give to a friend, or it’s a birthday, anniversary, or another special occasion, it’s always nice to give a small gift. There are plenty of little ways to show you care without having to spend a fortune.
I’ve compiled a list of 37 small gifts that mean a lot, all of which I found on Amazon and won’t break the bank.
They range from funny to sentimental, but ultimately all of these gifts are meaningful and will be appreciated by your loved ones. So, whether you’re looking for something to give to your kids, husband, wife, sister, friends, or neighbors, I’m sure you’ll find something that suits their personality. All you have to do is check out my list below and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with the following ideas.
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This Chirping Carafe That Tweets Like a Bird
If you’re looking for a cute gift that will put a smile on the face of its recipient, then this chirping carafe that tweets is the right one. Every time you use the jug while pouring water or juice, it chirps like a nightingale bird.
It’s also a great way to get kids to drink more water because they’ll have fun every time they pour themselves a fresh glass.
These Swizzle Stick Stirrers for Smokey Drinks
These swizzle stick stirrers are the perfect way to make a smokey drink sexy, by locking in dry ice to the glass. It’s the perfect stirrer for cocktails, but also for coffee or other beverages.
Now all you need is to get your hands on dry ice and start making your own cocktails.
These Comfort Grips for Apple Pencils and Pens
If you’re looking for a functional and thoughtful gift on a small budget, this six pack of comfort grips will be meaningful for anyone who uses Apple Pencils or pens a lot. The silicone grips are made for ergonomic comfort and are perfect for the home office and styluses.
The translucent colors mean they fit into any office décor and I’m sure this gift won’t disappoint.
This Stainless Steel Hair Catcher Is A Drain Saver
Anyone with long hair knows the frustration of bathroom drains being constantly clogged. But this stainless steel hair catcher is a real drain saver and save a lot of time otherwise spent unclogging.
I discovered this product for myself and now often gift it to friends and family because it’s so handy and a great price on Amazon.
This Baby Anti-Roll Support for A Safe Sleep
This anti-roll support elastic for babies has just the right amount of elasticity to give babies free movement, while stopping them from rolling over. It’s a great gift idea for anyone with little ones and is simply installed on the two sides of the crib.
It complies with Child Safety Standards and is a very affordable price.
These Cheese Storage Bags for Super Fresh Fromage
Anyone in your life who loves cheese and charcuteries will love these cheese storage bags to keep their food fresh. The pack comes with 15 bags that are made from wax-coated paper to allow the cheese to breathe.
The great thing about this material is that it prevents the cheese from either becoming too dry or too moist from humidity.
This Matcha Green Tea Is Straight Out of Japan
I fell in love with Matcha Green Tea while visiting Japan a few years back and now I buy my Matcha powder on Amazon. This green tea powder is straight from Uji in the country and is 100% organic.
I love gifting this powder to friends who are tea drinks and also those who are trying to cut back on coffee. Because this is a coffee alternative that is much healthier for the body.
This Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit for Budding Friendships
Gifting a loved one a plant is a beautiful gift, whether it’s for a special occasion or a house-warming present. This Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit is something a little different from a traditional pre-planted tree and it’s also great for kids.
It also comes with a lot of information for anyone new to Bonsais.
This Waterproof Shower Speaker Works Up to Three Feet Deep
This waterproof shower speaker is such a cool gift for anyone who loves music. It can withstand up to three feet of water, which means there’s no risk of damaging it in your bathroom.
It also easily connects to all your Bluetooth devices, such as phones, tablets, computer and radio for the best playlist.
These Compression Leggings Are So Slimming
Every girl has at least a couple of pairs of favorite leggings in her wardrobe and these compression tights are my go-to. So, I started buying them as gifts for my friends too and they’ve all fallen in love with them too.
The fabric is super soft, slimming and versatile to dress up with heels or lounge around the house in.
These Cooling Cups Are Perfect for Drinking Wine
Whether your friends enjoy wine or juice, these cooling cups are a great gift idea that are functional and thoughtful.
The stemless wine tumblers maintain the wine’s temperature and the insulated walls work as a chiller. Not only are they a great way to keep drinks chilled, but these cups are also very comfortable to hold in your hand.
This Hand-Painted Keepsake Box Is Sentimental and Functional
I love gifting sentimental presents and this hand-painted keepsake box is just that. This resin box has a carving of friends crafted onto the lid and comes with a card for your friend or loved one too.
Inside the box is a hidden message of love and friendship, so this is literally full of little surprises.
These Aromatherapy Candles Are a Best-Seller
Aromatherapy candles are always a great gift idea, either for a friend, family member or neighbors. And these soy candles are a best-seller on Amazon because their fragrances are such a hit.
This set comes with four scents, so whether lavender or lemon is your favorite fragrance, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
This Sweet Gift Set Is Ideal for Tea Lovers
If you know a tea lover, then this is the gift for them. These tea drops mean you don’t have to mess around with tea bags, you just open the sachet into your hot water.
And these organic sachet sets are full of flavorsome varieties including orange, ginger, sweet peppermint and matcha green tea.
This Fuzzy Sherpa Blanket Is like Giving a Loved One a Hug
There’s nothing like snuggling into a fuzzy Sherpa blanket on a cold afternoon or evening and this one is a perfect gift. Not only is it luxuriously soft on the skin, but it comes with positive words written across the blanket for good vibes.
Anyone in your life who appreciates positive energy will love this blanket.
This Movie Night Package for Film Lovers
Who doesn’t love snuggling up at home for a night of watching movies? Well, this movie night package is a great gift for loved ones who like to snack while watching their favorite films.
It includes the essential popcorn, as well as a huge variety of snacks to get your taste buds going while being entertained.
This Wine Bottle Stopper Has an Elegant Crystal Feature
Any wine drinker knows how important it is to preserve every bottle, especially when you’re unable to finish each bottle in one evening. Which is where this bottle stopper comes in.
It not only keeps the wine fresh until you can enjoy your next glass, but the genuine crystal top is decadent for elegance. Any wine lover will appreciate this stylish gift.
This Cauldron Soup Mug for Harry Potter Fans
Harry Potter fans will love this cauldron soup mug, whether that’s a child or an adult. The ceramic mug is the perfect size for a soup serving on a cold night and it’s super affordable.
It has been such a hit with Harry Potter fans that it’s become an Amazon’s Choice product.
This Trinket Dish for Your Bestie
You might not get to see your besties as much as you’d like, but to show them how important they are to you, this trinket dish is an ideal gift. It’s a small token of your appreciation as well as being a practical place to hold rings and small jewelry.
It’s one of those little sentimental things that won’t break your budget.
This Customized Throw for Friends and Family
Nothing says I love you like a customized gift and this throw blanket is perfect for friends and family. You can personalize it with your names and what you’d like to say, choose the color, and voila, they will create it for you.
This is so thoughtful and the throw is of great quality too.
This Funny Tumbler for Your Mom
Thoughtful gifts can also be funny, which is why I love this tumbler for moms. When life gets tough, it’s great to be able to have a laugh and keep the mood light with a present like this one.
Plus, this tumbler is insulated so it’s a great way to keep cold drinks cool and hot drinks warm.
This Baby Bunny Security Blanket Is Cute and Cozy
Kids love bunnies and my niece absolutely adores this baby bunny security blanket. Not only is it luxuriously soft to snuggle with, but it’s so cute as well.
It’s the perfect little gift for a baby or infant to take to bed.
These Funny Scented Candles To Make Your Friends Laugh
Let’s face it, we all need to have a laugh from time to time and these funny scented candles are the ideal way to gift humor. Not only do they come with funny sayings, but the candle is also a high-quality product with a beautiful fragrance.
Plus, it’s a great price for a small budget on Amazon.
These Whiskey Stones That Chill Drinks Without Using Ice
There is an alternative way to keep your liquor chilled rather than using ice, and these whiskey stones are the way to do it. These natural basalt stones keep the temperature of the liquor cold without watering it down with melted ice.
It’s such a great gift for anyone who likes to drink the whiskey straight up on the rocks.
This Diffuser Set Gifts an Aroma for Ambiance
Having the right scent flowing through your home creates the mood and ambiance of your abode. Which is why gifting a loved one a diffuser set is so thoughtful. You have to know someone well to know their preferred fragrances, but once you do this is the ideal present.
My personal fragrance is the Crisp White Linen.
This Toilet Bowel Night Light Is Practical and Funny
If you’re looking for a light-hearted, yet practical, gift then I highly recommend this toilet bowel night light. The motion sensor LED light comes on when you walk into the room and is a great way to see when you need to go in the middle of the night.
Plus, this novelty gift is so affordable, it’s a great gag gift.
This Wellbeing Tea for Anyone Who Needs to Unwind
We all need to unwind from time to time, but if someone in your life has had a particularly stressful time recently then this wellbeing tea is a thoughtful way to say you care. They will be able to relax and revitalize themselves with a selection of delicious wellness teas.
And the price tag is a lot cheaper than a day spa gift certificate.
This Personalized Key Chain with Room for Photos
Keeping a photo of your loved ones close to you can make your day a little bit happier, so why not attach them to your key chain? This personalized key chain is a great little gift for a sentimental trinket.
And it’s not just any old photo, it’s a 3D laser etched version of your chosen picture.
This Aromatherapy Shower Bomb Set Is Heaven on The Skin
Most women love to rejuvenate in a bath or shower and this shower bomb set is heaven on the skin. I’ve given this aromatherapy gift set to my mom and sister and they both loved it.
It’s a way to take a little time out for yourself, without having to leave your own home.
This Morse Code Bracelet for Friends and Loved Ones
This morse code bracelet is super cute for a friend, to let them know you care. It comes with a gift box wrap card too, so you’ll be set to go.
These bracelets are eco-friendly, never fade and are fully adjustable so you don’t need to worry about buying the wrong size.
This Light Up Tracing Pad Is a Best Seller for Kids
Finding presents for kids can be hard, but this light-up tracing pad is highly recommended for children aged between six and nine. It’s had such great reviews that it’s an Amazon’s Choice product and is great for any kids who enjoy arts and crafts.
It comes with more than 100 traceable images and is easy to use through the pad’s evenly lit surface.
This Charm Bracelet Making Kit Is Fun and Sentimental
Kids aged between eight and 12 will love this charm bracelet making kit and they can also do it with siblings or friends. It’s DIY fun that lets them create earrings, bracelets, necklace pendants, and more.
And the price tag is super affordable.
This Spa Bath Gift Set Is Always a Hit
If someone in your life loves to take long hot baths, then this is the perfect gift basket for them. It’s a seven-piece set that includes shower gel, bubble bath, bath salts, body lotion and even a scented candle.
The products are infused with lavender essential oils, which not only rejuvenate skin, but the aroma creates a luxury spa experience.
This Viking Wooden Comb Is Perfect for Male Grooming
If your man needs to groom his beard, then you need to buy him this Viking wooden comb. It’s small enough to fit in his pocket as it folds in half and is idea for everyday grooming.
He can use it dry or with balms and oils, so it’s very versatile!
These Hummingbird Solar Wind Chimes for A Garden Surprise
Garden accessories are a great gift for friends, family or even neighbors and this hummingbird solar wind chime is gorgeous in any backyard.
At night they shine in beautiful colors, constantly changing to keep you mesmerized, and they’re solar powered so you don’t need to do anything to them once you hang them in the garden.
These Bangles to Say I Love You
These ‘because I love you’ wire bangles are so popular that they’ve become a best seller on Amazon and I can see why. They’re a great present for siblings or friends and features a two-sided charm.
The size is adjustable, so you don’t need to worry about the size of your loved one’s wrist when you shop for this bracelet.
This Tote Bag Personalized with A Loved One’s Initial
A personalized tote bag is a thoughtful gift for anyone and this canvas bag is my pick. Whether it’s for a wedding gift, baby shower or holiday gift, whoever is receiving it is sure to love it.
It’s 100% cotton and you can get it delivered even faster with Amazon Prime.
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