(Note: I am working on a slightly different format for my New Orleans recap but in the meantime, I’ve been doing a lot of gift curating lately and wanted to share some guides in a timely manner while we’re all scrambling to find presents for the holiday season!)
Happy Chanukah! Are you remembering that Chanukah involves gift-giving and you are scrambling? Do you have a White Elephant gift exchange coming up? Maybe you need to find something for a Secret Santa you don’t know very well?
I was recently tasked with finding some fun gifts to raffle off at a holiday event, with my only real constraint being that it had to come with Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping. While I am conflicted about using free 2-day shipping when it’s not necessary, the holiday season is one of the better times to use it for those of us who procrastinate or haven’t found the right thing in stores.
Without further ado, a list of gifts that were available on Amazon Prime for no more than $20, whittled down from perusing a lot of other online gift guides.
Note: Some of these items may no longer be in stock by the time you go to purchase them. The links included below are affiliate links.
For the doughnut lover: Set of 6 doughnut candles (also comes in a few other varieties!) $14
For the skincare fan who sends you silly face selfies: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (super fun and effective face mask I personally love!): $11.80
For the low-maintenance self-care fiend: Set of 16 Korean face masks (enough to last a few weeks or throw a spa party) $11.99
For the land-locked mermaid: Mermaid tail blanket $14.99
For the cat + food lover: Pusheen plushie! (this one is holding an ice cream but there are other variations of food for this lil’ cat to hold at different prices!) $19.15
For the taco lover: Dinosaur taco holder, ’nuff said! $8.64
For the adventurous eater: Miracle berry tablets (you eat them and sour food tastes sweet!) $14.99
For the home cook with a soft spot for design:
Basically anything from the brand Fred & Friends
Known for things like Manatea tea infuser ($6.74) and the nested hen and egg measuring cups ($12.99)
For the on-the-go audiophile: Super highly reviewed earbuds (almost 52,000 reviews and a nearly 5-star rating!) $7.99
For the chef with a naughty sense of humor: Fifty Shades of Chicken parody cookbook $15.99
For the seasonally-appropriate sweet tooth: Bag of “reindeer farts” (cotton candy) $10.95
For the plant parent: Set of 5 succulent plants! $13.99
Let me know if you buy any of these gifts and what the reaction is!
Do you have any requests for gift guides? It is late in the year to be asking but I’ll do what I can for you! (And if all else fails, I’ll have it ready for you by next year, or at the next gift-giving holiday of your choice…)