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Christmas is less than 21 days away! While the holiday season means vacation, time spent with loved ones, celebrating the holidays and spreading good cheer, it also means gift expectations. And let’s be real: No one wants to receive a lame gift. So let us help you kill the gift-giving game this year! We’ve scoured Amazon to find 15 trending gifts that will both delight the receiver and make you feel like a true Christmas champ.
1. A Natural Light Alarm Clock
Most people hate waking up to a harsh alarm, and why wouldn’t they? Make this daily occurrence much more pleasant with Philips Wake-Up Light. This nifty light gradually increases in brightness over a half an hour period leading up to your wake up time. Once your room is filled with bright light, a calming beep completes the wake-up experience, and you can start the day happily.
2. A Wi-Fi-Enabled Smart Plug
Stop living in a world where you need to do things like actually get up to turn off the lights or the ceiling fan. With the Wemo Mini Smart Plug, which works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Nest, you can control your appliances from anywhere. All you need is Wi-Fi, your phone app and your voice. Easy-peasy.
3. Triple-Insulated Glass
Perfect for wine, cocktails and any other beverage you want to stay cold or hot, Corkcicle Triple-Insulated Glass is pretty much the only container you need in life. With its non-slip and silicone bottom, easy-grip sides and spill-resistant lid, it’s ideal for any setting, whether you’re at a party, chilling at the pool or relaxing at home. Not to mention it comes in cool colors like rose quartz and unicorn magic.
4. Belgian Waffle Bowl Maker
Lovers of waffles rejoice! The Presto Belgian Waffle Bowl Maker makes four-inch waffle bowls perfect for filling with deliciousness. Whether going the savory route with a bowl of fried chicken and mash potatoes or going the dessert route using fruits and ice cream, this gift is guaranteed to make any food-loving gift recipient excited.
5. Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Yes, a lot of people have coffee makers. But how about cold brew coffee makers?! Anyone who guzzles coffee will be thrilled to receive Cuisinart’s Cold Brew Coffeemaker. Instead of the traditional 12-24 hours it takes to make cold brew, this baby requires as little as 25 minutes. What’s better than starting your day with an energizing cup of homemade cold brew?
6. Sushi Bazooka
Have a friend who appreciates good sushi? Get them the Sushi Bazooka. It’s an all-in-one gadget that lets anyone easily and skillfully create aesthetically pleasing sushi rolls.
7. Instant Camera
For the avid photog (or Instagrammer) in your life, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is the gift of choice. This adorable camera comes in five fun colors and allows you to both shoot and obtain pictures instantly. With features like automatic brightness adjustment, a selfie mirror and a close-up lens attachment, taking the perfect picture is easy.
8. Waterproof Action Camera
For the adventurous friend hoping to capture life’s wildest moments, get him or her the Sasrl Action Camera. With features like high video resolution, HD sports camera, motion detection, tons of accessories to attach to helmets, bikes and more, and a fully waterproof case, this high-tech gadget will be on every adrenaline junkie’s wish list this year.
9. Automatic Pet Feeder
Never let your friend worry about forgetting to feed his or her pet ever again with the HoneyGuaridan Automatic Pet Feeder. With a voice recorder and speaker, this device lets you record a 12-second announcement to call your pet to eat, and can be scheduled for up to six meals a day.
10. Personal Water Filter
Friends don’t let friends hike, camp or do anything possibly dangerous unprepared. The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter filters up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water and removes 99.9 percent of waterborne bacteria.
11. Lotion Bars
This year, pamper your friends with KayaSoaps’ heavenly-smelling lotion bars. With scents like rose and ylang ylang, lavender, citrus and green tea jasmine, these bars will keep your hands moisturized and smelling fabulous. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about lotion squirting all over the place again. Your body’s heat is enough to melt each solid bar just enough for the lotion’s application.
12. Manicure Set
If your friend likes flawless, sparkling nails, look no further for a gift than butter LONDON’s All The Jewels Manicure Kit. This opulent collection has the prettiest, luxe shades and enough colors to choose from for endless mani/pedis.
13. In-Ear Headphones
Zipbuds 26 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones come in a gorgeous rose gold that any music-loving fashionista would adore. With a built-in subwoofer and a comfortable in-ear fit, these high-quality headphones are both stunning and practical.
14. Duvet Sets For Kids
Kids of any age will go crazy for these adorable duvet cover sets by SNURK. From mermaids and ballerinas to astronauts and dinosaurs, these creative bed sheets will have any kid looking forward to bedtime.
15. Herb Grower
Give the chef in your life the gift of fresh produce with the AeroGarden Sprout LED. This fancy, yet simple to use, hydroponic system grows a fresh bed of herbs, veggies, greens, flowers and more year ’round with ease. Even those without a green thumb should fare well with the help of this lighting system, which promotes growth and maximizes photosynthesis.