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20 Best Gifts on Amazon That Will Make Anybody Smile

Shopping for gifts should be fun! These Amazon gifts are surefire crowdpleasers, making shopping, shipping and returns easy for everyone.

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It’s not an exaggeration to say there are perfect Amazon gifts for everyone on your list. Fast delivery, easy returns and low prices make shopping on Amazon easy. And the huge plethora of unexpected and practical gift ideas make shopping on Amazon fun!

Whether you started scouting gifts for your husband, dad or boyfriend in August, or are scrambling to find something thoughtful for your brother or father-in-law at the last minute, Amazon gifts cover all your bases. If you waited until the very last minute, you can have one of these awesome Amazon Prime gifts delivered tin record time!

Even with the Amazon world at your fingertips—and gift guides for men and women to help light the way—it can still be a challenge to come up with gift ideas for people who are impossible to shop for. The flawless gift for your sister-in-law probably isn’t the same as the perfect gift for your best friend, but don’t worry—Amazon has it all!

Nobody is actually impossible to shop for—not even your tough-to-impress girlfriend. Mother’s Day gifts are good any time of year, and these stocking stuffer ideas for women are easy on the wallet while still showing that you care. If there are people on your list who prefer less mainstream gifts, check out Amazon Handmade Gifts for something a little new and different.

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For the cozy: Cashmere Crewneck

You can’t go wrong with cashmere and Amazon gifts. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your sister, gift for your mom or a gift for your wife, it’s hard to go wrong with a cashmere sweater. State Cashmere’s lightweight crewneck can be layered under or over other pieces, and is made with super-soft Mongolian cashmere. Available in 11 colors and six sizes, it’s an equally awesome gift for the fashion-forward, or for the homebody who wants to simultaneously look pulled together and stay cozy.

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For the plant lover: Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Planter

This mid-century-inspired planter features a stunning white fiberglass pot (it looks like ceramic but is more durable against scratches and breaks!), which is nestled in a sleek bamboo frame. This elegant plant stand looks terrific with just about any indoor plant. Combine the perfect houseplant based on their zodiac sign with this planter for a thoughtful personalized gift.

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For the cook: Ninja Air Fryer

This Ninja Air Fryer has close to 40,000 reviews. Reviewers mention that it’s easy to use and easy to clean, mentioning that they “should have bought it sooner” and it’s “worth more than the money.” For people who love fried food but want to make healthier versions, look no further. This air fryer is a great gift for grandma or a recent college graduate.

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For the stargazer: Laser Star Projector

Since they can’t sleep under the stars every night, the BlissLights Sky Lite Star Projector is a fun gift for the stargazers in your life. Sky Lite projects drifting stars to create a relaxing bedroom scene, ambience at a party or a dining-under-the-stars vibe in a dining room. This is a fun gift for artists or anyone who wants to bring a bit of whimsy to their spaces.

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For the photo lover: Glossy Photo Prints

For a cheap Christmas gift that’s incredibly thoughtful, look no further than Amazon’s photo prints! Combine with a personalized frame, or get a 20 pack of magnetic refrigerator frames to create easy, affordable stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. This is a cool gift for photographers, especially those who are always behind the camera and don’t have many photos of themselves.

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For the clean freak: Bissell CrossWave Vacuum

The Bissell CrossWave Wet-Dry Vacuum is perfect for pet lovers who want to keep their homes clean and free of odors and fur. This magical machine vacuums and washes floor at the same time, and is safe for tile, sealed wood floors, laminate, linoleum, rubber floor mats, pressed wood floors and area rugs. This wet-dry vacuum is a game changer for devoted pet parents, and has an added bonus for rescue dog lovers: every purchase supports the Bissell Pet Foundation, which works tirelessly to help end pet homelessness. It’s one of the Amazon gifts that give back.

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For chocoholics: Divine Chocolate Bars

The opposite of Amazon’s weird, quirky gifts, might be a straightforward chocolate bar, such as this decadent toffee and sea salt milk chocolate bar from Divine Chocolate. Certified by Fairtrade International, Divine Chocolate’s products are produced in line with ethical and environmental standards and support farmers working to tackle climate change challenges, making this a yummy gift pick for the socially-conscious!

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For anyone active outdoors: Cococare Cocoa Butter Stick

Whether you’re looking for gifts for a runner or a gifts for travelers, these 100% cocoa butter sticks from Cococare make good Amazon gifts for almost anyone on your list. Cocoa butter is a natural, vitamin-rich emollient that locks in hydration and protects skin. Apply before or after swimming, surfing and skiing. It helps repair chapped lips, stretch marks, razor burn and other pesky irritations.

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For kids stuck to screens: National Geographic Kids

The are lots of terrific toys to buy for the kids on your list, but there’s nothing like inspiring a kid to fall in love with the natural world. A subscription to National Geographic Kids gets kids excited about animals, science, technology, archaeology, geography and other fascinating subjects. Fact-filled National Geographic Kids is for kids 6 and up and includes jokes, games and activities in every issue to encourage screen-free time that’s also fun!

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For jewelry lovers: ProCase Jewelry Box

Regardless of whether your gift recipient likes precious gems or costume jewelry, they’ll love organizing their favorite pieces in this velvet-lined jewelry box. It has two layers with hanging hooks for necklaces, and separate compartments for rings, earrings, bracelets and watches. It comes in eight neutral or feminine colors.

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For road-trippers: USA Photo Map

Looking for a gift for a nurse who takes travel nursing gigs? Maybe a gift for a family who visits a couple new states every vacation? This 50 States USA Photo Map is one of our favorite Amazon gifts for anyone who travels and wants to keep their favorite memories in full view. Thunder Bunny Labs offers a free online tool for cropping photos to match the shape of each state that can be printed either at home or at Walgreens.

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For music lovers: Victrola Record Player

This is not your grandparents’ Victrola, but it might be just as fun! Whether you’re listening to vintage records found in your great-aunt’s basement, scouring flea markets or picking up the latest release, this vintage-style record player is sure to bring the family together for the holidays. This retro-looking record player is decisively modern, with built-in speakers and Bluetooth connectivity. It comes in 23 colors in a suitcase-style case with handles for easy transport, so they’ll be able to easily take their tunes wherever they please.

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For the taco lover: Cast-Iron Tortilla Press

This commercial-grade cast-iron tortilla press is perfect for anyone who celebrates Taco Tuesday, allowing them to make homemade flour, corn, gluten-free, paleo and wheat tortillas. They can also use it to make quesadillas, empanadas, arepas, tostones, and a slew of other delicious dishes. These cast-iron press come pre-seasoned, and are made in a Colombian factory that’s been manufacturing top-of-the-line tortilla presses since 1939.

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For the mixologist: Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters 

In order to craft delicious cocktails or mocktails, the mixologist must start with quality ingredients. Club soda with a splash of cranberry and lime makes a fine cocktail, but this bespoke bitters set is an easy way to level up. Made with whole spices and real fruit peels, flavors include orange, ginger, citrus, aromatic, smoked chili, apple blossom and Mexican chocolate. This eight-pack set would make a festive gift for a lawyer, or a thoughtful gift for a doctor. You could also break up the set and use each bottle for little secret Santa gifts!

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For the serious home chef: Carbon Steel Pan

French cookware company de Buyer has been making pots and pans by hand for almost 200 years! This high-quality carbon steel pan has a protective organic beeswax finish that makes it naturally nonstick. Crafted from 100% natural materials, all de Buyer pans are made to last a lifetime, and can be passed down for generations to come.

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For Wordle fans: A Little Wordy 

Every family or group of friends has at least a few Wordle fans, and A Little Wordy is the perfect gift for these score-sharing folks. A Little Wordy is a two-player, tile-unscrambling game for anyone who loves word games. It doesn’t require an extensive vocabulary, and is fun for kids and adults alike! A Little Wordy is also an easy-to-pack game that’s ideal for planes, trains, road trips, picnics, camping or quality time at home.

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For yogis: Pro Yoga Mat

All yoga mats are not made equally, and most serious yogis will tell you that the Manduka Pro Yoga Mat is in a class of its own. This mat provides ultra-dense cushioning, and is eco-friendly and Oeko-Tex certified. Consider the Manduka Pro for Pilates, barre or general fitness activities that require a supportive, stable surface. This mat makes a smart gift for runners who can always use a reason to get on the floor and stretch a bit.

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For the coffee fiend: Personalized Travel Coffee Mug

You could play it safe with an Amazon gift card, but you also can’t go wrong with an insulated travel mug. This vacuum-insulated, double-wall, stainless steel tumbler comes in 11 colors, two sizes and can be personalized with a name, logo or even a family motto, slogan or joke! These mugs are laser engraved, so your special message won’t peel or fade over time. And if that wasn’t enough to grab your attention, this personalized gift can be delivered in a matter of days few, so it also makes a great last-minute gift.

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For game night lovers: Taco vs. Burrito Card Game

Game night lovers tend to have their tried-and-true favorites, but sometimes new games come on the scene that are too good not to try. Taco vs. Burrito is an all-ages card game that only takes a few minutes to learn. It’s hilarious and competitive, and each round only lasts about 15 minutes. Taco vs. Burrito was created by a seven-year-old, but it’s as fun for adults as it is for kids!

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For budding artists: Beeswax Crayons

If you’re looking for Amazon gifts for budding artists, look no further than Honeysticks 100% beeswax crayons. Made in New Zealand using 100% pure New Zealand beeswax and food-grade pigments, these natural crayons are safe for toddlers, kids and adults. The beeswax in Honeysticks is a natural by-product of honey production, giving these crayons a wonderful honey scent. Each box comes with 12 durable, preschool-tested crayons in fun, vibrant colors.

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How to send a gift on Amazon

Sending Amazon gifts couldn’t be easier! After picking out an item, check the box “add a gift receipt for easy returns” before adding the item to your cart. Next, select the address if you’ve shipped to them before, or add a new address and proceed to checkout. Since you’ve already checked the box to add a gift receipt, you’ll be prompted to “add gift options” where you can write a gift message and add a 100% recycled gift bag. And if you want to send a gift receipt, here’s an option to check a box that will email the recipient a copy after your gift has been delivered.

How to return a gift on Amazon

Don’t fret if one of your Amazon gifts doesn’t work out or is the wrong size—arranging for an exchange or replacement is easy. The gift giver can request a replacement from their “Your Orders” section, or the recipient can go to the Returns Center and enter the 17-digit order number found on the packing slip and/or digital gift receipt. Most new, unopened items sold and fulfilled by Amazon can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of delivery. For the 2022 holiday season, most items purchased between October 11 and Christmas Day can be returned January 31, 2023. Here are more details about Amazon’s return policy.

Does Amazon gift wrap?

Amazon doesn’t wrap gifts in boxes with wrapping paper and bows, but for $3.99 you can add have your gift put in a gift bags made of recycled materials. Amazon’s gift bags are durable, and can be reused and/or repurposed many times.

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Jaime Stathis
Jaime Alexis Stathis writes about health, wellness, technology, nutrition, careers and everything related to being a human being on a constantly evolving planet. In addition to Reader's Digest and The Healthy, her work has been published in Self, Wired, Parade, Bon Appétit, The Independent, Women’s Health, HuffPost and more. She is also a licensed massage therapist. Jaime is working on a novel about a heroine who saves herself and a memoir about caring for her grandmother through the dark stages of dementia.