These 20 Random but Useful Amazon Finds Make the Best Gifts—Trust Us

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There’s nothing wrong with doing all your holiday shopping on Amazon. In fact, we highly encourage it. And not just to take advantage of the free two-day shipping that comes with a Prime membership. Amazon is a mecca of random yet totally useful items that also happen to make the best gifts. Here are 20 to get the ball rolling.

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mop slippers

1. Selric Chenille Microfiber Washable Mop Slippers

Dog hair, dust, lint, you name it. These handy mop slippers keep floors sparkling and look cute while doing it.

rechargeable lighter

2. Ronxs Rechargeable Candle Lighter

Never run out of lighter fluid again—this flameless lighter uses an electric pulse and a flexible neck to light a candle (no matter how far down it’s been burned) and can be used up to 600 times on a single charge. Just plug it in and juice it up as needed. Pair this with a holiday candle and you’ve got the perfect gift to send your boss.

foot massager

3. Snailax 2-in-1 Shiatsu Foot And Back Massager With Heat

This heated Shiatsu foot massager is just like slippers on steroids—it keeps feet warm and cozy while also kneading out tension and boosting circulation. Have a tight back? Just remove the foot attachment and place it on the back of your chair for the same benefits. Working from home just got a whole lot cozier.

pour over coffee

4. Oxo Brew Single Serve Dripper Auto-drip Pour-over Coffee Maker With Water Tank

No matter what type of brew you like, everyone can agree that a fresh cup of coffee is the best kind of coffee. Ensure every sip lives up to its full potential with this single cup pour over coffee maker. Place it over any size mug, add a filter and some coffee grinds, then pour up to 12-ounces of water inside—the handy measurements on the side ensure it won't overflow. But the real game-changer is the lid, which keeps coffee piping hot and easily removes to double as a drip tray.

silicone mask insert

5. Oceantree 3d Mask Bracket

Wearing a face mask is nonnegotiable at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we need to basically eat the fabric every time we talk or breathe. These handy—and most importantly, comfortable—silicone inserts add a little extra breathing room and keep fabric away from the mouth. Bonus: Her lipstick will no longer smudge all over the inside.

cuisinart champagne stopper

6. Le Creuset Champagne Crown Sealer

Now, we’re not saying you shouldn’t finish a bottle of prosecco every time you open it. But for the times when you want a solo mimosa in the morning or a celebratory glass or two of Moët & Chandon in the evening, this bottle stopper makes it possible to save the rest of the bubbles for another time. The switch-style valve actually locks in carbonation with a single motion, so flavor and finish are preserved. Oh, and, the seal is so tight, that you can lay the bottle on its side without risking a leak.

universal knife block

7. Mantello Xl Universal Bamboo Wood Knife Block Storage Holder Organizer

How easy would it be to just stick a knife in the block wherever you so pleased? Now, that’s a reality. If you want to really impress any home chef, stick this set of stainless-steel knives inside and wrap the whole thing with a ribbon.


8. Ticarve Cleaning Putty For Car Vent

This sticky goop is great at cleaning dust out of vents, but reviewers also give it five stars for cleaning crumbs out of keyboards and removing dog fur from any surface. Hello, stocking stuffer for every neat freak you know.

$8 at Amazon

mug warmer

9. Bestinnkits Smart Coffee Warmer

How many times have you made a cup of coffee only to get side-tracked before even taking a sip? When you finally remember you made it, it's basically iced coffee (and not the good kind). That's where this warming plate comes in. It works with virtually any size mug and heats beverages up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit aka the optimal drinking temperature. Plus, there's no need to remember to turn it off or on. Just place the mug on top and its gravity induction setting will automatically detect when there's something on top and begin heating.

ice roller

10. Esarora Ice Roller For Face & Eye

There’s simply no better relief from puffiness or headaches than rolling this frozen ice roller across your face. Just stick it in the freezer and take it out in the morning to help tackle inflammation, migraines, pressure and redness. When handing these out to your book club crew, don’t forget to mention that it’s the ideal cure for a hangover.

body back

11. Body Back Buddy Elite Trigger Point Massage Cane

This interesting-looking massage tool has racked up almost 1,100 five-star reviews for its ability to release knots in hard-to-reach places. Plus PureWow’s senior editor of branded content, Cristina Gutierrez swears by it. She says, “It looks heinous, but if you have backaches and you can’t get actual massages as much as you’d like, this is a game-changer. The knobs work out every kink and I promise you will feel so. much. better.” Admit it, dad won’t stop talking about how great it is once he gets his hands on this contraption.


12. Rienar Silicone Finger Point Bookmarks

How many times have you had to get up in the middle of a chapter, only to pick the book back up and not remember exactly where you left off? These handy silicone bookmarks have a little pointing finger that you can adjust and place wherever you please. This set comes with five bookmarks, which make the best stocking stuffers, BTW.

ostrich pillow

13. Ostrich Pillow Original Travel Pillow

OK, so your brother might not be doing a ton of traveling at the moment, but he might have the newfound ability to take quick cat naps in the middle of the day (a major perk of a WFH lifestyle). And that’s exactly where this pillow comes in. It fits around his head like a helmet, providing a comfy, supportive position for sleeping virtually anywhere, even the couch.

facial cupping

14. Dosensepro Facial Cupping Set For Face And Body

Your mom hasn’t been able to get her bi-weekly facials for the past seven months but that doesn’t mean her jawline should suffer. This set of facial cupping devices uses gentle pressure and gliding motions to help detoxify, reduce puffiness and sculpt the facial contours. And it just feels so damn good.


15. Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker

For the person who can never remember where they put their keys…or the remote…or their wallet…or—you get the point.

wine filter

16. Purewine The Wand Wine Filter

Did you know it’s not necessarily normal for wine to make you feel like crap? Don’t blame the grapes; it’s the dirty work of the histamines and sulfites. But this handy little filter device removes both common irritants to alleviate the most common side effects from drinking wine, such as headaches, stuffy nose, skin flush, upset stomach and hangovers. Pop one in a glass, pour in the red (or white!) and encourage them to sip as they please.


17. Kasa Smart Plug, Wifi Outlet

Perhaps the greatest invention since the clap-on, clap-off light, is this smart plug. It adds voice control capabilities to any outlet, which can be controlled from anywhere using your smartphone or Alexa voice commands. That includes turning off lights, turning on fans and even scheduling the coffee maker to start brewing at a specific time.


18. Salbree Microwave Popcorn Popper

Not only is bagged popcorn bad for the environment, but it’s also not doing anything for your wallet. This silicone popper uses nothing but the microwave’s heat and air to make fluffy, tasty popcorn in as little as three minutes without a single drop of oil. No extra waste, no added cost and all the convenience.

$16 at Amazon

makeup brush cleaner

19. Ricris Premium Makeup Brush Cleaner

To any makeup obsessive, the most annoying task is cleaning brushes on the recommended weekly basis. But it's necessary to keep bacteria and buildup at bay, not to mention, to keep those bristles feeling like new. The task is suddenly a whole lot less daunting when this cleaning machine is involved. Just attach any brush to the spinner, add water and soap to the plastic bowl, press the power button and sit back while your brushes clean themselves. Bonus: The same spinning technique also dries bristles in record time, so they can be used almost immediately.

the comfy

20. The Comfy Original Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket

Social distancing has its perks—namely never having to remove this wearable blanket. Think of it as a giant, oversized hoodie combined with a fleece blanket that moves with you from couch to kitchen and back.