50 Gifts So Loved That Amazon Reviewers Wished They'd Gotten Them Sooner

Gifts that won’t end up in the back of someone’s closet.

by Andrea Hannah
Originally Published: 
We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

We all have a lackluster gift (or two) hanging out in the back of our closet. Maybe it’s an itchy sweater or that overpowering body lotion. So how can you break the cycle of unwanted gifts? The key is to give Amazon gifts so loved, they'll never be stuffed away in storage.

When you're buying for someone else, the reviews are really what guarantee a good present: Buyers will straight-up tell you when something doesn't look or work like it should — and they're just as likely to let you know when something is so brilliant, they wish they'd known about it sooner.

This Tool For Hassle- & Tear-Free Chopping

No more tears with this genius onion chopper tool. Just slice an onion (or any other food item) in half and place it in the chopper. Then, choose your favorite stainless steel grate, snap it into place, and push the whole thing closed. This little tool chops the whole thing into uniform pieces — and they're all waiting for you in the easy-to-empty container. Pure brilliance.

These Sweatpants That Feel Like A Dream

These loose-fitting sweatpants are so soft, you'll basically want to live in them. On the outside, they look like regular lounging pants, but the inside is a whole different story; they're lined with luxe sherpa fleece from the drawstring waistband to the ankle closures. It's basically like wearing a blanket around the house.

This Smart Toothbrush That Leaves Your Mouth Squeaky Clean

Anyone would love to get this smart toothbrush as a gift. For one, it features "smart sensors" that alert you when you're brushing too hard, and it even has timers to let you know how long to brush for an optimal clean. It also features super fast wireless charging and comes with its own travel case so you can take it on the go. Not to mention the eight additional brush heads that come with it — so for $30, this toothbrush is a total steal.

These Balms That Repair Your Lips In Record Time

This set of rich lip balms does more than just add a bit of shine. Each balm is made from a unique blend of honey, beeswax, vitamins, aloe, tea tree, and other essential oils. Every time you apply it, the sensitive skin on your lips absorbs tons of antioxidants and nutrients to heal cracks and sores. Plus, they come in a pack of two so you can share the lip love.

This 6-Pack Of Reusable Shopping Bags In Fun Prints

For your eco-conscious friend, these reusable shopping bags are a must. They come in a pack of six in fun prints, and they're made from durable nylon so you can use them for literally everything. They’re also machine washable and can hold up to 50 pounds each, so you won't have to reach for paper or plastic when you're out shopping.

This Cooler That Fits In Your Golf Bag

This golf bag cooler is so brilliant, your favorite golfer will wish they'd thought of it themselves. It's super slim, making it the perfect size to slip into the front pocket of a standard gold bag. And even though it looks small, it can hold up to 12 cans or two wine bottles. On top of that, it's insulated with foam padding and heat-sealed seams so your drinks stay cold all day on the course.

This Olive Oil Dispenser That Doesn't Drip

This olive oil dispenser is the kind of gift everyone needs without even knowing it. Instead of fumbling with huge bottles and slippery caps, this has a specially designed spout that opens on its own when you tilt the dispenser; then it snaps shut again when you sit it upright. You can even pour one-handed and never lose a drop.

These Silky Soft Sheets You Can Get On A Budget

For less than $30, you can snag these cotton microfiber bed sheets that reviewers love. They’re treated with aloe vera to make them extra soft, and each set comes with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases. As one reviewer gushed, “I seriously haven't been able to shut up about these sheets. They are AMAZING! ... They're so incredibly soft and comfortable and they stay in place, which I love.”

  • Available colors: 4
A Waffle Maker With Thousands Of 5-Star Reviews

Whether they like them light and fluffy or on the crispy side, your friends will love using this waffle maker to whip up their own waffles right at home. With its nonstick plates and adjustable temperature controls, it’s no wonder this waffle maker has over 32,000 perfect 5-star ratings.

This Minimalist Lamp That’s Gentle On Your Eyes

For lamps that aren’t too harsh on the eyes, this desk lamp is an absolute must. It has a soft glow that won’t induce straining and comes with a USB port to make charging your devices a breeze. Plus, it features five adjustable brightness settings and an arm that adjusts 90 degrees.

  • Available colors: 2
This Pre-Sliced Brownie Pan For Perfect Symmetry

Now you can prevent family feuds with this genius brownie pan. It holds a standard-size box of brownie mix (according to reviewers), and uses a removable divider to create 18 symmetrical squares — so everyone gets an equal piece. The divider also allows for individual decorating and the nonstick coating means every brownie slides right onto your plate.

A Divine-Smelling Coffee Scrub To Exfoliate From Head To Toe

Use this body scrub head to toe to achieve soft and smooth skin. Salt crystals from the Dead Sea exfoliate while coconut oil and shea butter hydrate and moisturize the skin. It’s also infused with Arabica coffee, which is thought to help stimulate circulation not to mention it smells absolutely wonderful.

This Foam Cushion That Aims To Relieve Back Pain

Anyone who spends a lot of time at a desk would love to get this orthopedic foam cushion. It's made from memory foam that conforms to you as you sit. But the best part is the small, narrow hole at the back, which allows your tailbone to stretch instead of being compressed. With minimal pressure on your spine, this extra-large cushion helps to relieve aches and pains while you work.

A Bottle With A Built-In Filter To Brew Iced Coffee & Tea

This glass bottle is more than just a chic way to store beverages — it also makes cold brew, iced tea, and fruit-infused water. Pop in tea leaves, coffee grounds, and more, and the built-in strainer will filter them out of the brewed beverage when poured. It can be taken on the go or left in the fridge so there’s always a drink on deck.

This Styling Tool That Cuts Your Drying Time In Half

We all have that friend who needs this dryer brush instead of spending an hour styling their hair. At first glance, it looks like a regular brush, but it actually emits hot air through the bristles like a blow dryer. Place it in your hair, flip it on, and gently pull through. The ion generator dries hair super fast while boosting volume and shine.

These Bag Organizers That’ll Make Finding The Right Accessory So Much Easier

Make getting dressed easier and keep your beloved handbags from getting crushed at the same time with these purse organizers that hang off almost any door. Thanks to how easy it is to use but still effective, more than 6,000 shoppers have given it a five-star rating.

This Extra Loud Alarm Clock To Wake Heavy Sleepers

If you have a bit of trouble getting up in the morning, consider this loud alarm clock. It features a built-in charging port, five levels of screen brightness, and a battery that allows the alarm to sound for a full hour if necessary. It even has an extension that will vibrate the bed to shake you awake, too.

This Car Organizer That Acts Like A Hammock Between The Seats

Help ensure your purse is always within reach with this car organizer. It features adjustable straps, clips, and ties, to suspend it between the front two seats so you can lean your bag against it without it tipping over. It even comes with a pocket for extra storage.

These Foot Peel Masks To Treat Dry, Cracked Feet

The self-care obsessed people in your life will love these foot peel masks which are formulated to smooth dry, cracked feet. Slip into the sock-like masks for an hour and within two weeks’ time, feet will begin to peel to reveal super soft skin. This is according to the over 49,000 reviewers that awarded the mask a five-star rating.

This Milk Frother With A Stand For Cafe Drinks At Home

Whether you opt for cold or hot drinks, up your at-home cafe game with this milk frother that’s less than $15. What sets this model apart from others on the market though, is the handy, sturdy stand it comes with so your counters and drawers can stay tidy with ease.

This Makeup Brush For A Streak-Free Finish

Get the perfect blend every time with this kabuki brush with more than 25,000 five-star reviews. It works for foundation, but also does a great job working all your cream and liquid blushes into your skin seamlessly.

This Genius Pot Strainer That Every Home Cook Will Love

This aptly named Snap N Strain Pot Strainer is the kitchen gadget you never knew you needed — but, if you (or a loved one) is a home cook, you’ll wonder how you ever did without. It snaps right onto your pot or bowl (it’s adjustable to fit on most-sized round pots) so that you can strain pasta water and other cooking liquids without the need for a separate colander. A fan-favorite on Amazon, it’s earned over 23,000 five-star ratings. “I am so happy I decided to try this!” one customer wrote. “I am in love and can make some room in my cabinets by getting rid of my huge strainers bc this works on all size pots! Get it! You won’t be disappointed! It’s also very easy to clean.”

  • Available colors: 4
This Travel Pillow That Actually Props Up Your Head

Give the gift of comfortable travel with this adjustable neck pillow. Unlike those U-shaped ones that don't offer much support, this ergonomic pillow actually has an internal mechanism that can handle the full weight of your head and neck — but you don't even feel it because it's covered with plush fleece. Wrap this pillow around your neck and enjoy a completely vertical nap with zero head-nodding.

This Convenient Roller For Removing Pet Hair

Just because your BFF loves their pets, that doesn't mean they wouldn't love this roller for those hairs on the furniture. It has a reusable surface (no adhesives or sticky tape) and works on curtains, rugs, clothes, and any type of upholstery. Plus, it’s easy to empty out the dustbin with the press of a button.

A Minimalist Wallet That Attaches To Your Phone

This folio-style wallet adheres to the back of most phones, making it a great gift for the minimalists out there. It has a clear slot for IDs and three other slots for additional cards and cash, plus it’s equipped with RFID technology to help prevent against theft. Even more, it doubles as a phone a stand.

These Aromatherapy Slippers That You Can Microwave

These microwavable slippers are sure to be at the top of everyone's list. Even without popping them in the microwave, they're ridiculously soft and fluffy on their own — but the added warmth makes for a spa-like experience. Plus, they're also filled with dried French lavender so they smell like heaven when you warm them up.

These Gloves That Save Your Hands From Nicks

We all know that one person who definitely needs these cut-resistant gloves while cooking — or while gardening, woodworking, and crafting. They come in multiple sizes and they're made from a material that's four times stronger than leather, so virtually no knife, grater, or tool can penetrate them. Plus, they aren't bulky or heavy so it's still easy to work in the garage or maneuver around the kitchen.

This Lap Pillow That Props Up Your Tablet

It's easier than ever to chill in front of your tablet with this triangle lap pillow. One side of the pillow props up your device so you can read or watch a show without straining your neck, while the other side has pockets to hold pens, your phone, or a small notebook. In fact, with this thing, you pretty much never have to leave your couch.

This Device That Extends Your WiFi Range

You don't have to put up with lagging internet anymore thanks to this wifi range extender. It's super easy to use; just plug it in and follow the simple instructions to sync it with your current wifi signal. The green lights let you know when it's actively working, so you can finally use your laptop in that one room that always had a weak signal.

This Trash Can That Keeps Your Car Mess-Free

Just attach this durable trash can to your car’s side door, headrest, or center console and you’ll see what a difference it can make. Rid your vehicle of trash by throwing it in the leakproof and waterproof basket that features a magnetic lid to prevent spills. Plus, there’s an external pocket for wipes, tissues, and more.

This Colorful Bedside Lamp That Looks Like The Moon

Who wouldn't want this gorgeous moon lamp hanging out beside their bed every night? At about 5 inches around, it fits on almost every desk, dresser, or table without taking up too much space — yet the globe is big enough to provide a good amount of light. You can choose between 16 different colors, and it's rechargeable and wireless to get you to and from the bathroom at night.

A Toiletry Bag That’s A Must-Have For Any Vacation

Wherever you’re traveling, you’ll want this toiletry bag. It folds up compactly with a hook at the top so you can hang it anywhere, and features plenty of compartments for all your essentials. There are even double zipper compartments and built-in elastic straps to hold bottles securely, and it comes with a clear plastic cosmetic bag for your carry-on.

This 1-Gallon Water Bottle For All-Day Hydration

This bottle won’t just keep you hydrated, it will also motivate you to drink water with time markings on the side. Each 1-gallon bottle comes with two leakproof lids — one for chugging and one for sipping. Plus, you can choose from over 30 colors and different size options.

A Scalp Massager That Comes With 2 Bristle Options

Give your scalp a luxurious massage with this silicone brush. It’s completely waterproof for inside the shower and out, and comes with two bristle options, one long and one short. It feels amazing on your scalp, but can also remove dandruff and dead skin in the process.

This Gel Eye Mask That You Can Use Hot Or Cold

For your BFF who struggles with sinus pain or migraines, this gel eye mask is a godsend. It's filled with gel beads that retain both heat and cold, so you can pop this mask in the microwave or the freezer. Either way, it's so soothing against your skin, and the added weight from the beads provides just enough pressure on your head to help relieve pain.

A Breakfast Maker For Delish Egg Sandwiches

Create delicious egg sandwiches with one gadget that’s also a breeze to clean: this breakfast sandwich maker. The device has compartments for bread, eggs, and meat, so you can cook everything at one time. All of the parts are removable and dishwasher-safe.

This Lip Treatment Made With Hawaiian Botanicals

Give your loved one the gift of the softest, smoothest lips of their life with this lip treatment from cruelty-free Hawaiian beauty brand Hanalei. It’s packed with some of the brand’s signature botanical ingredients, including Hawaiian kukui nut oil, that promote long-lasting hydration and a plusher look. It comes in seven scents, some of which (including Rose above) are infused with a wash of color, so it doubles as a lip gloss.

  • Available shades: 7
This Fleece Blanket That Feels Like A Hug

For anyone who could use some extra snuggles, this warm fleece blanket definitely delivers. It’s super-soft, comes in six sizes and 21 colors, and boast more than 20,000 reviews.

A Super Cute Pot For Your Indoor Plants

Ramp up your plant’s cute factor with this pot. Featuring an adorable face, two hanging legs, and two arms at the side, this pot gives personality to any indoor plant. Plus, it’s designed with drainage plugs so your green friend gets the right amount of water.

A Cutlery Organizer That Expands To Fit Your Drawer

You don't need to measure your loved one's kitchen drawers to get them this beautiful cutlery organizer. Made from lightweight bamboo, it can actually fold in or expand according to the size of your drawer. When it's condensed, it features enough slots for your standard cutlery — like knives, spoons, and forks. When expanded, there's enough space for extra cooking utensils and accessories.

This Microfiber Towel That Dries Hair So Much Quicker Than Terry Cloth

If your loved one is serious about their hair-care routine, get them one of these microfiber hair towels. The material is much softer and more absorbent than traditional terry cloth, so it’ll dry hair faster and be gentler on strands. It’s also lightweight, so it won’t strain or slip off their neck. One reviewer confirmed, “The towel is really lightweight but don’t let that fool you into thinking it won’t do its job. It dried my hair quickly and thoroughly leaving little time needed with the blow dryer and I was good to go.”

A Charging Station That Can Hold Up To 5 Devices

Charge, organize, and store up to five devices (including smartphones and iPads) on this multitasking charging station. The station features five charging ports and expandable dividers, and it comes with two micro USB cords, three Lightning cables, and one USB-C cable.

This Hand Warmer That Also Charges Your Phone

Stave off frigid fingers and low phone batteries with this rechargeable hand warmer. It's curved to fit perfectly in your palms, and both sides heat up so you can cup it between your hands for instant warmth. That said, its 5,200mAh battery also works as a portable charger to keep your phone at full power while you're on the go.

This Blue Cream That Calms Stubborn Pimples

According to buyers, this blue facial cream feels like heaven against irritated skin. The key is the secret ingredient — something called Centella Asiatica. It's a plant from Madagascar that aims to soothe acne or stressed-out skin. Just apply a dollop to a stubborn pimple or your entire face and let it go to work.

An Eyelash Curler That Really Delivers

Get long, luscious lashes that last with this eyelash curler. Not only does it come in four colors (including rose gold and a holographic finish), but it also won’t tug on your lashes or eyelids. It even comes with a satin carrying bag and a few extra refill pads.

A Rechargeable Book Light That Reviewers Love

Over 6,000 reviewers have given this rechargeable book light a stellar 4.7-star overall rating with good reason. It has three light settings (white, daylight, and amber) that can reduce eye strain and features a clip for attaching anywhere. A full charge can last you up to 30 hours and the flexible neck is easy to position wherever you need it.

A Set Of Packing Cubes To Keep Suitcases Organized

Travelers will love these packing cubes that make it so much easier to keep your suitcase organized. The set includes four cubes ranging in size from small to extra-large, plus a laundry bag to keep dirty clothes separate. Each piece is made from durable, water-resistant nylon and there are a variety of color options to match their style.

A Memory Foam Pillow That’s A Must For Travelers

Made with supportive memory foam and a soft velour cover, this travel pillow makes sleeping on the go way more comfortable. The foam molds to your neck to provide support while you catch some zzz’s, and there’s an elastic strap so you can attach it to your suitcase easily. Choose from five colors and machine-wash the cover as needed.

A Gel Polish Kit For The Ultimate DIY Mani That Lasts

Give the gift of a longer-lasting manicure that can be performed in the comfort of your home with this gel nail polish kit. The kit includes everything needed: seven gel polish colors, a UV-light drying lamp, and tools and accessories for creating intricate nail art. The best-selling kit boasts more than 26,000 reviews.

This Vitamin C Serum With Glowing Reviews

This vitamin C serum is backed by over 22,000 five-star reviews, with one shopper calling it a “game-changer.” In addition to vitamin C, the lightweight, antioxidant-rich formula contains aloe, jojoba, and witch hazel to help hydrate the skin and create a glowy finish. And since the serum isn’t sticky, it disappears under moisturizer and makeup.

This article was originally published on