The 20 Hottest Items To Buy on Amazon For the 2021 Holiday Season
With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving right around the corner, the holiday season is in full swing. Whether for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or New Year’s, the time to think about gifts for the special people in your life is quickly approaching.
We know that gift-giving can be overwhelming when you have to think about all the friends and family in your life. What do you get for your wife or husband, your boyfriend or girlfriend, your best friend, or even for your finicky mother-in-law and crazy uncle? And more importantly, where do you buy all of these gifts? Well, on Amazon of course!
We’ve compiled a list of the 20 hottest items you can buy with our very own Amazon holiday gift guide. And yes, there are items from as low as $9.99 to more than $100; we’re sure you’ll be able to find something for each and every person on your gift list this year without breaking the bank. Check out our top 20 picks:
By now we’re all heard of this nifty gadget; air frying allows you to take the mess and unhealthiness out of frying foods with oil, an alternative to deep-frying. Instead, these ovens use forced hot air to “fry” the food.
Check out this air fryer from Corsi ($119.99)- with 81K+ positive reviews and a $10 off coupon!- or this more economical air fryer from BELLA ($64.99). Oh, and if you opt for the navy or red models, you’ll save an extra $5! Either way, your food-loving giftee will be cooking up some tasty eats with their new kitchen gadget.
Amazon Echo Glow
Ahh, the Amazon Echo Glow ($29.99). One of the latest smart devices from Amazon, this orb-shaped, color-changing lamp for kids is compatible with Alexa-enabled devices, such as an Amazon Echo ($59.99 for a limited time) or Echo Dot ($34.99 for a limited time). People are saying that this cute light brightens up and adds a pop of color to their kid’s playroom; this is a perfect gift for your little niece or nephew.
Vacuum cleaners: these common household items are a lifesaver when you need to tidy up your home and clean any dust, dirt, pet hair, etc. in a cinch. They come in many forms: upright vacuum, stick vacuums, heck there are even robotic vacuums!
We recommend this gift for anyone on your list who wants to keep their house clean or who would appreciate a practical gift. Whether it’s a BISSELL Stick Vacuum ($33.98), dubbed a “super vac with excellent cleaning power” or an upright Dyson Kids Vacuum ($24.99), it’s always great to have one on hand to keep your floors clean and/or to keep little ones entertained while you clean the house!
Plug-in Wall Chargers
This is a great stocking stuffer for the tech lover on your list. Cell phone wall chargers like this Belkin wall charger with 2 USB ports ($24.99) or this Amoner wall charger with 3 USB ports (2 pack for $12.99). This option is also available in black and blue for $1 more if you’re feeling generous! Both options provide a fast charge for any device. This way, they’ll always have an extra charger nearby whether at home or in the office!
Cell Phone Accessories
These goodies are for the tech lovers in your life. Popular cell phone accessories like cases, styluses, this adjustable cell phone desk stand ($11.07), or other fun accessories like PopSockets (from $9.97) make excellent gifts or stocking stuffers on a budget.
Whether it’s wireless earbuds for commuting or over-the-ear headphones to immerse yourself in the sound of the music, headphones are a great gift for the music lovers in your life. Check out these JBL Tune wireless in-ear earbuds ($59.95) and these Anker Soundcore Noise Cancelling Over The Ear Headphones ($49.99). Both have “detail-rich, well-balanced sound” and “the perfect amount of bass.”
WiFi Routers and Extenders
Home wifi connectivity has become more important than ever with the dawn of remote work. Why not pick up a new TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router ($56.99) or a Linksys AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender ($49.99) for the workhorse on your list? You’ll make sure they always have a reliable connection and that there’s WiFi everywhere in their house.
Mugs and Cups
You can never have too many cups and mugs in the kitchen! We recommend this item as a “Secret Santa” gift if you’re on a tight budget. Check out these 12 oz ceramic white mugs ($22.99) which are great for DIY designs. These acrylic paint pens can be used to draw or create designs on the mugs, a perfect addition for anyone crafty and artsy!
We also suggest these fun collapsible drinking cups ($8.99), available in a variety of colors. We recommend gifting the mugs for those who have lots of cabinet space and the collapsible cups for those who are often on the go and want to avoid buying disposable cups.
This cute gift is for the people in your life who are always searching for zen. Did you know that salt lamps can even improve the air quality of your home? So consider this gorgeous 8-11 lb Himalayan salt lamp ($19.97), perfect for a dresser or mantel, or this Himalayan salt night light ($12.95), that can be great for a kid’s bedroom or a pretty accent to any room. You’ll bring both serenity and beauty to the home of someone special on your list!
Reusable Metal Straws
These are a great grab-bag gift for the environmentally friendly people on your list. Not only will these metal rose gold straws ($8.99) or these fun Casadorna mini metal straws ($7.95) look stylish in any drink, but you’ll actually help reduce waste in the process. These are a gift to the Earth too!
Candles are a great gift for anyone on your gift list who loves to make their home feel warm and inviting. You can choose from a variety of sizes, and colors. We really love this Earnest Living lavender 3 wick candle bowl ($12.99) or this Craft & Kin 8 oz White Sage candle jar ($16.99), but there are plenty of candle scents to choose from!
These are a great gift for anyone you know who just moved into a new home and is looking to set up a new bedroom or living room. These Beckham Hotel Pillows ($39.99) are great for a plush bedroom setup and these Utopia Bedding 18 inch pillow inserts ($16.99) are perfect for living room throw pillows. These will surely be housewarming holiday gifts they’ll get lots of use out of.
Handheld Milk Frother
Now, this fun gadget is for the latte and cappuccino drinker in your life. Quickly and easily froth up hot milk to make that coffee drink oh-so-foamy….without spending $5 at Starbucks! This rechargeable handheld milk frother ($15.29) can whip up milk quickly and easily and even comes with its own stand. Or if you’re feeling more traditional, check out this Bialetti 3-Cup manual milk frother ($20.46).
Several fun ways that these gadgets can be used in addition to creating frothy milk are to whisk or beat eggs, to make your hot chocolate foamy, and even to whip heavy cream. So you’ll be giving a fun gift that has multiple uses in the kitchen. In any case, both will help them make things frothy AND save them money.
Home Security Cameras
This is a great gift for that vigilant someone on your gift list who wants to keep an eye on their home when they’re away. Take a look at the Ring Indoor Home Security Camera ($59.99): featuring HD video, this one is great for keeping an eye on what’s going on inside the home. Alternatively, the Rolloan Outdoor Security Camera (also $59.99) is great for those who want to monitor their property from the outside.
Similarly to that Himalayan salt lamp, you’ll want to give a yoga mat to anyone on your list that is looking to feel zen, meditate and channel their inner energy. This Gaiam Essentials Premium Dark Green Yoga Mat ($24.95) is a great and stylish choice for adults or the Gaiam Kids Yoga Exercise Mat ($17.98) is perfect for any little ones who want to join their yoga-loving parents!
Electric Wine Opener
We haven’t forgotten about the wine lovers on your list (trust us, we know there are many!) Whether red wine or white wine, the sommelier on your list will appreciate this essential Giaforya Wine Opener Gift Set ($26.99), complete with bottle stoppers and wine preservers. But if you’re feeling more frugal, we recommend the Chefman Electric Wine Opener for a cool ($18.99).
Another fabulous gift for all the wine-os you’ll be gifting this year is a wine aerator, designed to “aerate” the wine as you pour it, to release more aromas and flavors. We recommend either the Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer ($15.99) or the Rabbit Wine Aerator and Pourer ($13.91), featuring a hint of stainless steel for a more luxurious feel. We read that these gadgets “worked really well” and even “improved the taste of several wines.”
This gift is for all of those people who want to keep their coffee and end tables looking new and who want to add a touch of style to their living decor. These lovely Cork Round Edge Coasters ($10.59) will add a nice rustic feel. We also suggest these Marbco Black Granite Round Stone Coasters ($29.99) for someone with a more elegant and refined sense of style.
The plant lovers or those with a green thumb on your gift list will go crazy for this one. Check out the Planter’s Choice Bonsai Starter Kit ($15.99) for those who have what it takes to grow and nurture their very own bonsai or the 9GreenBox – Zen Reflections Juniper Bonsai ($28.99) for that special someone who just wants even more greenery in their home this holiday season.
Last but not least, decorative vases make an excellent addition to the living space and are the perfect gifts for your friends and family who want to make sure their home is just a bit more decorated this season. Check out these ornate Blue and White Ceramic Flower Vases ($20.98) or even this elegant Green Glass Flower Vase with Gold Accent ($19.99).