When it comes to holidays, birthdays, and special occasions, I like to think of gift-giving as an opportunity to offer friends and family items they didn’t necessarily know they needed, but which will make their lives so much more pleasant. Even better, I like to pick out things that I know they’ll get plenty of mileage out of, because there’s nothing I like more than gifts that offer a lot of bang for your buck.
Take these memory foam slippers, for example. They’re the ultimate in soft and cozy comfort, and the non-slip rubbers soles mean they can be worn both indoors and out — perfect if your loved one likes to enjoy a cup of hot coffee on the porch in the morning. Plus, they’re available in 10 colors, so you can gift one for every WFH outfit (if you’re feeling extra generous).
A bamboo bathtub caddy is another sure hit that’s perfect for anyone who needs to spend some time de-stressing (i.e., all of us). The extendable and waterproof tray has compartments for a glass of wine, phone, body wash, and more, and after a long, hard day there really isn’t a better way to unwind. I’ve rounded up plenty more exceptional and affordable gifts for everyone on your list, so with that — happy shopping.
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1. A Brita Water Bottle With A Built-In Filter
With over 14,000 reviews and an overall 4.6-star rating, this Brita water bottle has become a favorite among shoppers. Available in colors like orchid and sea glass, the BPA-free, dishwasher-safe bottle holds up to 26 ounces and features a built-in filter for fresh, clean-tasting water all day long.
2. These Bluetooth Earbuds That Offer An Immersive Listening Experience At A Budget-Friendly Price
These Bluetooth earbuds have earned thousands of reviews, and they’re engineered to provide crystal-clear sound at an affordable price point. They’re compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices, and the silicone ear hooks keep them comfortably in place.
3. This BPA-Free Cold Brew Coffee Maker
This cold brew coffee maker is another fan favorite that’ll be a hit with any coffee aficionado. With an airtight lid and fine mesh filter, the compact pitcher can make up to 6 cups of delicious brew at once, and it’s dishwasher-safe.
4. A Mini Smart Speaker That Plugs Right Into The Wall
Use this Echo Flex mini smart speaker to voice control your home. Sync it with other smart products, and you can use it to turn on lights, lock doors, and adjust thermostats, or simply play music and ask it questions, e.g., "Alexa, what’s the weather today?" You can even connect it to other Alexa devices at home, so you can drop in on each room to announce that dinner’s ready.
5. An All-Natural Teeth Whitener Made With Activated Charcoal
Thousands of reviewers have raved about the brightening results of this activated charcoal teeth whitening powder. As one stated: "I’ve used this only once so far and it’s already whitened my teeth significantly!" Plus, the mint-flavored powder comes with a toothbrush with an eco-sustainable bamboo handle.
6. A Pair Of Fuzzy Memory Foam Slippers That Are So Comfy
Stay warm and cozy in these fuzzy memory foam slippers. Designed with soft, high-density footbeds and non-slip rubber soles, the house shoes can be worn indoors and outdoors, giving you plenty of bang for your buck.
- Available sizes: Women’s 5 – 16, Men’s 3 – 13
- Available colors: 10
7. These Microfiber Scrubbing Pads That Makes Cleaning A Breeze
Ditch your paper towels and dish rags and opt for these microfiber scrubbing pads instead. They act like magnets, attracting dust and grime from those hard-to-reach spaces, and can remove stains with just the help of water — no cleaning sprays needed.
8. A Compact Waffle Maker For At-Home Brunches
Get your breakfast fix with this compact and easy-to-use waffle maker that takes up minimal counter space. Available in three colors, the 8-inch waffle maker features nonstick plates and can also be used to make paninis, hash browns, and more.
9. This Versatile WFH Lap Desk With Six Adjustable Heights
Helpful for keeping your laptop or device steady, this lap desk can be adjusted to six different heights and has built-in storage compartments for all your essentials. It’s cushioned on the bottom for comfort, making this a great gift for anyone still perfecting their WFH routine.
10. An Ultrasonic Cleaner That Restores The Sparkle To Your Jewelry
Bring dull gems back to life with this jewelry cleaner that utilizes ultrasonic waves to remove dirt and grime from jewelry, eyeglasses, utensils, and more.
11. This Super Cute Desk Vacuum That Looks Like A Ladybug
The next time your desk is overcome with paper scraps or post-lunch crumbs, let this ladybug desk vacuum tidy up the mess up for you. The portable, battery-operated device quietly cleans up crumbs, dust, eraser shavings, and coffee grounds.
12. A Foot File That Leaves Feet Silky Smooth
Over 36,000 reviewers have made this foot file a part of their at-home pedicure routine, and it’s earned an impressively high 4.7-star rating. The lightweight tool can be used to help remedy dry, calloused skin and cracked heels, leaving you with silky smooth feet.
13. The Pump That Keeps Opened Wine Fresh For Up To 10 Days
If you can’t quite finish that bottle of pinot noir in one night, use this pump and wine saver stopper to keep it fresh for up to 10 days. It’s easy to use, fits most standard wine bottles, and comes with an airtight stopper.
14. This Massage Roller That Feels So Good On Tired Feet
Relieve sore, tired feet with this foot roller that has notches along the foam cylinder that mimic a masseuse’s fingers. It’s durable and comes in regular and extra-density options.
15. A Laundry Detergent Station That Prevents Drips
If you can’t find the perfect place for your detergent, try out this laundry soap station. It elevates the detergent jug to keep the space organized, while protecting your shelves from drips and spills while pouring.
16. This Unique Cosmetics Case That Reviewers Love
This barrel makeup bag features interior mesh pockets, elastic bands, and a drawstring closure to keep cosmetics secure on the go. Available in four shades, it’s padded and easy to clean — i.e., the perfect travel companion.
17. These No-Tie Shoelaces That Are A Game Changer For Sneakers
The perfect footwear upgrade, these no-tie shoelaces transform any pair of kicks into slip-ons with their cinch-and-go design. They come in several colors, and since they’re adjustable, you can always get a snug but comfortable fit.
- Available colors combinations: 7
18. This Handy 3-Piece Water Bottle Cleaning Set
One reviewer praised this water bottle cleaning set for "reaching all places," and indeed it does, thanks to its three perfectly designed brushes: one for the bottle, one for the lid, and one for the straw. It’s highly rated, boasting 6,000 reviews and a 4.8-star overall rating.
19. A Bamboo Bathtub Caddy That Expands For All Your Essentials
Anyone who needs a break from stress will enjoy a long soak with this bamboo bathtub caddy. The waterproof tray expands to fit most standard bathtubs and it has compartments for your beverage, book, phone, soap, and more.
20. The Professional Lens Kit For Your Camera Phone
If you’ve got an aspiring photographer on your list, check out this phone camera lens kit. It includes 11 lenses — each offering a different visual effect — and a clamp that attaches directly to the phone. The result? Stunning images you won’t believe were shot on a phone.
21. These Blue Light-Blocking Glasses That Prevent Digital Eye Fatigue
Both stylish and practical, these blue light-blocking glasses work to combat eye fatigue by filtering the blue light emitted by phone and computer screens. Anti-reflective lenses work to further prevent eyestrain, and you can choose from magnifying and non-magnifying options.
22. The Practically Invisible Hair Ties That Are Better For Hair
These spiral hair ties are practically invisible, and they help prevent tangles, split ends, and tugging, thanks to their unique design and smooth surface. Plus, they evenly distribute tension to keep headaches at bay.
23. These Moisturizing Spa Socks Infused With Vitamin E
If you can’t make it to the salon to get a pedicure, these moisturizing socks are the next best thing. They’re infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E to help repair cracked heels and leave you with soft feet.
- Available colors: 3
24. This Heat-Resistant Silicone Handle Holder For Your Cast Iron Skillet
Slip this silicone hot handle holder onto your cast iron skillet to keep hands protected while you cook. Available in six bright colors, the dishwasher-safe holder is heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and fits skillets sized 10.25 inches and up. Hot tip: Get an affordable and highly-rated cast iron skillet to go with it.
25. This Wireless Charger That Provides A Super Fast Charge
Sleek, minimal, and downright futuristic, this wireless charger will change the way you power your phone. Compatible with both iOS and Android devices, it offers fast charging, and all you have to do is set your phone or AirPods on top.
26. A Small Motion Sensor Light You Can Place Anywhere In Your Home
This tiny motion sensor light will help illuminate any dark corners of your home, and can even help you find the door lock when you’re fumbling in the dark. It utilizes four LED bulbs, one AA battery (not included), and can be placed in your kitchen, stairway, bathroom, or above the lock of your door.
27. These Wash Bags That Keep Your Delicates In Prime Condition
These laundry bags for delicates are made from from high-quality polyester and features a micro-grid design that allows water and soap to flow in and out freely, while still keeping your bras and other delicates safe. They’re zippered, and each set comes with three.
28. This Fridge Freshener That Extends The Life Of Produce
Pop this ionic refrigerator freshener into your fridge to help neutralize odors, eliminate bacteria, and avoid mildew growth. Even better, the battery-operated device absorbs the ethylene gas emitted by fruits and veggies, so your produce stays fresh.
29. This Ultra-Slim Desk Lamp With Three Lighting Modes
This sleek LED desk lamp has three lighting modes and three brightness levels, so you can adjust it to your needs. The energy-efficient light has a USB charging port to power your devices and can be adjusted 180 degrees vertically and 60 degrees horizontally to cast the perfect spotlight.
30. A Pet Hair Remover With Over 40,000 Reviews
This highly-rated pet hair remover quickly and efficiently removes fur from couches, beds, carpets, and more. The reusable device doesn’t require batteries or sticky tape, and it’s easy to clean — just open the receptacle and dump in the trash.
31. This Wooden Page Holder That Readers Will Love
Avid readers will appreciate this page holder that allows you to hold a book open with just one hand. Made from walnut, it comes in five sizes and works with both thin and thick books alike.
32. A Touch-Sensor Lamp With A Bluetooth Speaker
Set the tone for the night with this touch-sensor bedside lamp that turns on just by placing your finger on top. The dimmable lamp also features a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and you can choose between six LED lights for a totally customizable evening.
33. The Flexible Dish Squeegee That Cleans Stuck-On Food
Get your plates sparkling clean with the help of this dish squeegee by OXO. It gives you a firm grip, and the soft, curved edge scrapes away excess and stuck-on food from plates and bowls with ease.
34. A Curtain Of String Lights That Will Magically Transform Your Space
These curtain string lights will add a soft twinkle to bedroom or living room windows, and they can also be hung outside for a splash of light in the darkness. The 9 by 10-foot curtain is powered by USB and features eight lighting modes and two brightness levels. Choose from four options: white, warm white, yellow, and multi-color.
35. A Magnetic Key Rack With Extra Space For Small Items
This magnetic key rack has six hooks for storing keys, dog leashes, and umbrellas, along with a small top shelf for miscellaneous items like sunglasses and lip balm. Best of all, it’s easy to mount with double-sided 3M tape, and since it’s magnetic, you can also just instantly attach it to the fridge.
36. A Shower Filter That Softens Water To Soothe Skin & Prevent Hair Damage
Not only does this 15-stage chrome shower filter remove impurities and eliminate odors, but it softens your water as well, which can help prevent breakouts, dryness, and brittle hair. It’s compatible with most shower heads, and one reviewer wrote, "This was super easy to install! Not only are my hair and skin softer than they have ever been , but I gave my dog a bath and I can’t believe how soft and fluffy he is."
37. The Affordable 3-In-1 Vacuum With 25,000 Reviews
With more than 25,000 reviews, this lightweight stick vacuum has a lot going for it: The swiveling head is easy to maneuver, and it transforms from an upright vacuum to a stair vacuum to a hand vacuum, allowing you to properly clean every space in your home — and it’s incredibly wallet-friendly too.
38. An Ultra-Quiet Essential Oil Diffuser For A Spa-Like Aromatherapy Session
Minimal and modern, this essential oil diffuser operates silently to fill the air with calming aromatherapy scents. It boasts a classic woodgrain finish, four timer settings, two mist levels, and an auto-shutoff function for safety. Pick up an affordable set of organic essential oils while you’re at it.
39. The Motion Sensor Light For Dark Hallways & Closets
Use this LED motion sensor light to illuminate your closet (perfect for finding that one sweater) or hallway (so you don’t stumble on your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night). The battery-operated light automatically turns on when it detects activity within 10 feet, and then shuts off after 15 seconds of inactivity.
40. A Kitchen Utensil Set With All The Essentials
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this kitchen utensil set that comes with 23 durable nylon and stainless steel cooking tools, including a whisk, tongs, whisk, can opener, spatula, grater, and more. It’s earned thousands of five-star ratings and is a fantastic gift for anyone getting a kitchen set up for the first time.
41. The Motion-Activated Toilet Night Light
This waterproof, motion-activated toilet night light emits a soft glow whenever you enter your bathroom. The battery-operated device hooks onto the side of the toilet and features 16 color options and five brightness settings.
42. A Cozy & Cuddly Faux Fur Throw That Comes In 15 Colors
You can never go wrong with a cozy faux fur throw and 6,000 reviewers have given this blanket a five-star rating. The soft microfiber throw comes in a wide range of colors, so it doubles as chic decor too.
- Available sizes: 50 x 65 inches (throw), 60 x 70 inches (throw), twin, queen, king
- Available colors: 25
43. This Tea Infuser Bottle For Anyone Who Likes A Cozy Cuppa
This tea infuser bottle will make the perfect gift for the oolong and earl grey enthusiast in your life. The elegant drinking vessel is made from strong, heat-resistant borosilicate glass and features a stainless steel mesh infuser. Plus, it comes with an insulated sleeve for easier handling.
44. A Collapsible Popcorn Popper That Takes Up Minimal Storage Space
This microwave popcorn popper will be your best friend come movie night, and since it collapses to half its size, it takes up minimal kitchen storage space. The BPA-free, dishwasher-safe container can hold up to 15 cups of popcorn and comes in 15 colors.
45. A Stylish Whiskey Decanter Set
If you have a scotch or bourbon connoisseur in your life, you’ll want to check out this whiskey decanter set that’ll be used for years. It comes with a decanter and four old fashioned glasses, all with twisted bases for a unique but understated design element.
46. A Set Of 2 Cast Iron Skillets For Any At-Home Chef
If you know someone who loves to cook, they’ll get plenty of mileage out of these cast iron skillets. The set comes with two pre-seasoned skillets that conduct heat evenly and infuse food with more flavor. Choose from different size combinations.
47. These Collapsible Water Cups For On-The-Go Hydration
These silicone travel cups are perfect for anyone who loves camping (or anyone who just doesn’t like lugging a water bottle around). The BPA-free cups are designed with snap-on lids and perhaps most impressively, can be collapsed once they’re empty.
48. A Super Compact Portable Charger
Weighing in at just 6 ounces, this portable charger is super compact, so it won’t take up too much room in your backpack, purse, or glove compartment. It’s compatible with both iOS and Android devices, and it’s reviewer-approved, with more than 4,700 five-star reviews.
49. The Wearable Fleece Blanket That’s Perfect For Cozy Lounging
There’s nothing cozier in the winter months than this wearable fleece blanket made from soft microfiber. Available in 19 colors and patterns, it has two arm holes and a front pocket for storing all your essentials.
- Available colors and patterns: 19
50. A Reading Light That Loops Around The Neck
This neck light fits right around your neck and features flexible arms that let you aim the beam where you need it most. It’s lightweight and rechargeable and boasts multiple lighting modes that you can adjust to your needs.
51. An Exfoliating Body Brush That Prevents Razor Bumps
This exfoliating brush is designed with an ergonomic handle and flexible bristles that work to gently cleanse and smooth the skin. Even better, using it regularly can help prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
52. The Car Phone Mount With A Telescopic Arm
The iOttie car phone mount is designed with a telescopic arm, so you can bring it closer to for easy navigation. It suctions securely to the dash or windshield, and the magnetic tab at the base helps corral cords.
53. The Cooktop Cleaner That Gets Rid Of Tough Stains
Tough on grime, but gentle on surfaces, this Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit is formulated for heavy-duty cleaning. Safe to use on all smooth stoves, the kit comes with a cleaning solution, scrubbing pads, burnt-on grease remover, and a scraper.
54. The Sleep Mask Made With Luxurious Silk
At such an affordable price, this silk sleep mask is a hard-to-resist luxury. Made with dual-sided mulberry silk, it’s padded with soft cotton and has an elastic buckle strap for a snug but comfortable fit.
55. The Acne Patches With Over 29,000 Reviews
Reviewers have lauded these pimple patches as "miracle workers" that offer relief to breakouts and irritated skin. The vegan and cruelty-free patches are made with tea tree and calendula oil, which work together to soothe skin and help heal zits faster.
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