We're all aware that
Amazon is a treasure trove of products. There are very few places you can purchase a 24-pack of toilet paper, a limited edition ADA-approved water flosser, and a housewarming succulent all in one go. But beyond Amazon's endless digital shelves of Instant Pots and practical fare are some truly unique items that make for great holiday gifts — if you can find them. We dove in deep looking for those giftable treasures that are creative enough to earn you brownie points with the toughest of giftees but can still be considered crowd-pleasers (at least for anyone with a decent sense of humor). Get your wrapping paper at the ready and sift through our favorite holiday finds ahead. If it's the effort that counts, no one needs to know you found your diamond-in-the-rough present from this thrifty little gift guide. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
Let a craft-cocktail-obsessive in your life play at (safe and legal) bootlegging. This stylish DIY kit comes complete with all the necessary fixin's to brew up a 750ml-batch of homemade gin.
Homemade Gin Kit, $, available at
This little charging stand transforms a resting Apple Watch into a retro Mac monitor — and now no tech accessory will ever be as cute.
W4 Apple Watch Stand, $, available at
If you want to go the extra mile, add in some extra packs of film for them so they can keep up the hobby with this Amazon's Choice instant-digital hybrid camera.
Snap Instant Digital Camera (Pink), $, available at
Why we ever abandoned the idea of lunch boxes after grade school, we'll never know — help your giftee make up for lost time with a packable-lunch container (also known as a "lunch bowl" in the adult world) that boasts no leakage and a stylish sheen.
W&P WP-PBP-RD Plastic Porter Bowl Lunch Container, Food Storage, Bento Box, Meal Prep, Airtight, BPA-Free, 1 Liter, Red, $, available at
don't know what to get them, a holiday-festive gift that's useful year 'round is a pretty good failsafe.
Silicone AirPods Case & Drop-Proof Keychain, $, available at
Stop yourself from buying another one of those ho-hum "adult coloring books" and try something a little more adventurous instead.
Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places, $, available at
There's something about a product being made "portable" that makes it so much cuter — and this handheld humidifier is crafted in an adjustable-stick and USB-friendly style so it can be toted and set up inside water-filled mugs, bottles, or cups
you need a little extra moisture.
Portable Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, $, available at
Any savvy traveler in your life will cherish this highly reviewed organizer decked out in its rose-gold holiday best.
Travel Document Organizer, $, available at
For the true hot-sauce fanatics in your life: a limited-edition, white-truffle-infused bottle that comes prettily packaged in a gold-foiled gift box.
White Truffle Limited Release Hot Sauce, $, available at
Get your D.I.Y. frenzied friend onto a skincare kick with a beginner's oil blending kit.
Mini Facial Oil Trio, $, available at
Finally: the perfect gift for big Beatlemaniacs that moonlight as tea-fanatics, too.
Silicone Yellow Submarine Tea Infuser, $, available at
Our grandparents lit mother Mary candles, we're lighting Virginia Woolf candles.
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
Virginia Woolf Secular Saint Candle, $, available at
There's no shame in living off packs of ramen once you realize you've blown half your bank account on Cyber Monday deals — make the struggle feel cuter with a soup and rice-bowl set straight from Japan.
Cat-Shaped Soup & Rice Bowl, $, available at
This bubble wrap wall calendar is oh so satisfying. Friends who enjoy Youtubing ASMR videos will equally love this.
2020 Bubble Wrap Calendar, $, available at
This portable traditional Chinese tea set includes a double wall teapot with an infuser and two double-wall tea glasses to ensure your cup is cool to the touch.
Travel Tea Set, $, available at
Hydroponic plants make soothing desk partners.
Glass Planter Bulb Vase with Retro Solid Wooden Stand, $, available at
Perfect for camping trips, apartments with small balconies, and super cool dads.
Portable Stainless-Steel Charcoal Grill, $, available at
Write a sweet note to your giftee before handing them this locket.
Gold-tone Secret Message Ball Locket Necklace, $, available at
Have a wanderlust-obsessed friend? Skip the cliché gift of giving them a map and some push pins and instead for a globe that literally allows you to pinpoint your destinations.
Cork Globe, $, available at
Name one person who wouldn't want a packet of Sriracha
hot sauce in their bag
. We'll wait.
Grab N Go Original Sriracha Chili Sauce (50 Pack), $, available at
Pre-purchasing a set of yoga classes has become a hefty expense. Keep them similarly grounded with a simple set of mindfulness cards they can display in their home, car, or office.
Mindfulness Cards: Simple Practices for Everyday Life, $, available at
For your fanciest of friends.
Ribbon-Crystal Brooch, $, available at
Keep your gluten-free friends and family. feeling respected and well-fed this holiday season.
Gluten Is My Bitch, $, available at
The gift of reusable makeup-removing pads is actually one of the most ingenious ideas yet — it'll save them from wasting money on tons of cotton pads for the rest of their lives.
Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads, $, available at
Homesick's candles come in a range of state-specific scents — grab one for every one of your transplant friends' new homes.
State Scented Candle, $, available at
Loaning a book is a tricky business — we've fallen prey to many a friend who's "forgotten" to return our favorite paperbacks. Help your friend hold their loanees responsible with a personal library kit.
Personal Library Kit, $, available at
Some friends are more homebodies than others — let them know you respect their love for staying in with a piece of furniture that'll really up their space's
Macrame Hammock Chair, $, available at
A wand is cool. Wand makeup brushes are cooler.
Wizard Wand Potter Makeup Brushes, $, available at
Why gift them
instant pot when you can gift them a whole instant pot party?
HomeCraft TSC25 3-Station 2.5-Quart Slow Cooker Buffet, $, available at
These lightsaber chopsticks come in a set of two. You never have to tell them you kept one pair for yourself.
Light Up Lightsaber Chopsticks LED Set, $, available at
You could gift them a boring ol' ottoman...or you could gift them this. Great for friends with kids...or not.
Christopher Knight Home
Living Brebis White Velvet Sheep Ottoman, $, available at
We all have that one friend, acquaintance, cousin, etc. who loves to host a regular game night. But if we have to play Settlers of Catan according to
rules one more time, we'll lose it. Gift them a game that sounds fun for
and bars any potential cheating.
The Voting Game
The Voting Game, $, available at
We laughed, you'll laugh, they'll laugh.
What On Earth
Brontosaurus Paper Towel Holder - 17" High, $, available at
A truly unique whiskey decanter. And yes, that
an antique sunken ship you see sitting in the middle.
Whiskey Globe Decanter Set, $, available at
Clunky steamer racks are obsolete. Just use this handy piggy lid over a microwavable bowl or a pot to get the same desired effect.
Marna Pink Piggy Steamer, 6-9/10", $, available at
For green thumbs that are ready to kick it up a notch.
Bonsai Starter Kit, $, available at
Not every millennial is prepared to take on the commitment of raising a plant — even a succulent that requires minimal effort. They are, however, more likely to be prepared to spruce up their space with these cute cactus tea lights.
Succulent Tealight Candles, $, available at
Have a long-distance beau or a mom who loves to FaceTime you to catch you up to speed on her friend drama? Facebook's neat new Portal helps to make both users feel like they're physically closer, despite the distance.
Portal from Facebook, $, available at
When your giftee has pretty much everything, opting for a fancy locally-made condiment is never a bad idea.
Mike's Hot Honey
Mike's Hot Honey 12 oz., $, available at
2019's version of the sketchbook — albeit pricier. This gift is perfect for taking your friends' doodling habits to the next level.
The Slate 2+ Pencil & Paper Graphic Tablet, $, available at
If your giftee constantly works long hours, gift them something that'll make them giggle during their commute to and from home.
Titanic Kittens Car Air Freshener, $, available at
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