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If your holiday shopping looks anything like mine this year—less like malls and crowds, and way more like Amazon browsing, you’re not alone. I’ve spent a ton of time on Amazon this year and I want to share with you these best finds that make great gifts for the people you love (and also for yourself!). Great gifts don’t need to break the bank and these are not only, available with short delivery times, but they are all under $100 (and most are significantly less than that).
For a Luxe Home Experience… (without the luxury price point)
Want to get cozy in the winter weather? Grab this faux fur throw blanket, this very plush robe (or this chic cotton one), and grab your favorite hot (or cold) drink in this insulated Corkcicle mug or Yeti Rambler. Turn on this Vitruvi Stone ceramic diffuser with one of their essential oils (or grab these ones for just $10) for some relaxing aromatherapy, and use this Echo Dot to turn off your lights so you don’t have to get up from your comfortable spot on the couch.
Designer Coffee Table Books are an incredible gift! I bought this Chanel book for my office, and I loved how it looked so much, I went back and bought a few as gifts. If you know someone’s favorite designers (or just know they’ll love the aesthetic), grab a beautiful coffee table book for them, like these ones from Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Tom Ford. (And pro tip: these these make great YouTube backgrounds!)
Since We’re Drinking at Home…
Grab some of these items and you’ll be all set to become an amateur bartender. Start with this rose gold Shaker Bar Set, some whiskey stones or giant ice cube and sphere molds, and a mixology book. Add some coasters like these braided ones, or these ones with funny sayings, or these patterned stone ones.
If you’re shopping for a wine lover, this wine set with an automatic corkscrew, aerator, and wine saver pump makes a great gift. Or grab a master wine guide book or this “Brilliant ideas I had while drinking wine” notebook.
When You Want to Look Like You Have Your Sh*t Together
Any easy way to dress up any outfit is with a classic purse, watch, or some jewelry. Start with a cute (and affordable!) tote bag like this highly-rated tote, this black tote with a red lining (that’s only $13!), this classic black bag, or this 3-piece set that comes with a tote, handbag, and a clutch.
Time for Some Self-Care
There’s no denying 2020 has been… stressful, to say the least. It’s more important than ever to consciously make time to take care of yourself. And these are some of my favorite tools to do just that. I love these fizzy bath bombs (with over 22k reviews!) to help me unwind after a long day. This highly-rated shiatsu massager helps relieve any left over tension in my neck and shoulders. (This was literally my favorite Amazon purchase of 2020!)
I use this Rose Quartz Face Roller and Gua Sha Set morning and night as part of my facial massage routine to help me keep my skin tight and absorb my serum for a glowy complexion. And when I’m finally ready for a good night’s sleep, I grab this eye mask, and this weighted blanket to help me sleep soundly and reduce any lingering anxiety. And when I wake up in the morning and want to move my body, this Alo Moves Subscription is one way to keep my at-home workouts fun and interesting since the gyms in my area are all still closed.
Take Time for Reflection…
When it comes to clearing your mind, nothing beats journaling to get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Grab a journal like this one (it’s one of my favorites!) and a fun pen from this diamond pen set. If you need something thought-provoking to get started, I highly recommend the book The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday to get your thoughts flowing. It’s one of my favorite books to gift. There’s also this Daily Stoic Journal if you want more specific writing prompts to go along with it.
Ready to plan for the new year? Grab this Full Focus Planner to set annual goals, increase focus, eliminate overwhelm, and achieve your biggest goals. Ready to kick off the new year with some new healthy habits in 2021? James Clear’s Atomic Habits is a great read to get started with that. And if you’re looking to understand human behavior and up your influence? There’s no one better to read than Robert Greene. Grab The 48 Laws of Power here (or grab it in this collection along with 3 of his other books).
Want More Ideas?
Check out all of my last minute Amazon gift recommendations (including a few over $100!) on Amazon here. You can also check out all my other favorite Amazon purchases and recommendations—like my podcast equipment, books, fashion I love, office decor, and more—right here!
*Full disclosure: The links in this post are affiliate links that take you to Amazon.com. I will be compensated (at no extra cost to you) should you choose to purchase any of these items. This helps to support the Beyond Influential Podcast so I can continue to bring you valuable free content. Thank you in advance. (I appreciate you!)