The Best Gifts You Wouldn't Expect To Find On Amazon

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You probably head to Amazon for day-to-day essentials like toiletries, house cleaners, and dog treats, but did you know the retail giant is a top destination for gifts too? With so many gifts for all recipients—men, women, teens, kids, and even families—this site can become your one-stop-shop for holiday gift-giving, especially if you plan on shipping most of your presents this year.

Here, the best gifts on Amazon.

Petite Boutique Name Bar Bracelet

Name Bar Bracelet

If you're struggling to find the perfect gift, this bracelet from Amazon has the lucky recipient's name on it, literally. Available in 16K gold, silver, and rose gold plated, you can have names, initials, coordinates, and symbols hand-stamped or engraved onto the bracelet.

The simple design makes for the perfect holiday gift but also works for birthdays, graduations, or just because, too.

American Atelier Marble Hexagon Charcuterie Board

Marble Cutting Board

You may not be able to get her the white marble countertops she’s been drooling over, but this copper-accented charcuterie board offers a taste of the trend. It’s perfect for serving up hors d'oeuvres galore, including bread slices, crackers, cheeses, meats, and fruit. Even better, the stone surface will help keep charcuterie board munchies cool, plus it won’t absorb odors like plastic or wood. 

In addition to this gorgeous marble and copper combo, American Atelier’s charcuterie board also comes in pink stone. If you really want to “wow” your favorite hostess with the mostess, consider gifting her both!

Stone & Beam Emerick Glass Vases (Set of 3)

Stone & Beam Emerick Glass Vases (Set of 3)

For the lady in your life who’s into anything “farmhouse chic,” Stone & Beam, an Amazon brand, epitomized the look. Perfect for gifting is this set of three decorative cylinders, which have several modern uses. 

As candle holders, they can set the ambiance with votive candles (the top glass part is separate; it is not hollow all the way through). They can also be see-through planters for succulents and other small plants. No matter how she uses them, they’ll make a statement just about anywhere, like on a tablescape, a fireplace hearth, a shelf, or bar cart, to name a few fresh ideas. 

Define Design 11 Harry Styles Candle

Harry Styles Candle

Harry Styles fans may not have the opportunity to meet him anytime soon but luckily, this candle is basically the same thing. Handmade in Astoria, Oregon, the soy candle nods to the singer's popular hit with a watermelon sugar scent. It arrives in a gift box so it's ready for your holiday gift exchange.

TELETIES Holiday Bundle

TELETIES Holiday Bundle

Rarely will you see a long-haired teen without a backup hair tie on her wrist, but regular elastics press into the skin, and —let’s face it— don’t do much for an outfit. Enter TELETIES, the coiled hair bands that are comfortable in the hair and on the wrist. Even better, they look cute whether worn as a lightweight bracelet stack or looped in a bun or pony.  

Gift this bundle to the teen on your list, and she’ll love that they’re grippy enough for sports and comfy enough for lounging around at home. No matter how she wears ‘em, they’ll do less damage and look more stylish than the elastics she has. 

WamGra Night light Bluetooth Speaker

WamGra Night light Bluetooth Speaker

It’s not that the teen on your list is afraid of the dark (ahem), but they’ll enjoy watching this mesmerizing lamp as they drift off to sleep. Not only does it rotate through a rainbow of sherbet-colored shades, but it also features tap control to turn it on, adjust the brightness, or set it on one solid color. 

But that’s just the beginning. It also streams music via BlueTooth and has a digital clock and alarm. Not only is it a fun multitasking gadget, but it’s also a fantastic alternative to middle-of-the-night time checks on a blue light-exposing phone.

Dust and Things Personalized Wooden Cutting Board

Dust and Things Personalized Wooden Cutting Board

A nice wooden cutting board is a kitchen necessity but a personalized wood cutting board has an extra special touch. Amazon Handmade maker Dust and Things offers two sizes of handmade wooden cutting boards, plus a slate option that can also be laser engraved.

This gift can be used for meal prep and is beautiful enough to serve snacks when company drops by. Consider customizing a cutting board for newlyweds, new homeowners, grill masters, party throwers, or anyone who simply likes to cook.

Jonley Gifts Monogrammed Blanket

Jonely Gifts Monogrammed Blanket

Nothing says “family time” like cozying up together beneath a blanket. This super-plush pick from Jonley Gifts is handmade in the USA, and at 50 by 60 inches, there’s room for more than one to snuggle.

Even better, this blanket can be customized with the family’s name, making it a one-of-a-kind gift that’s just for them. The company uses a specialized printing process that ensures the image won’t peel, crack, or fade. When it’s not being used as the fam’s favorite new movie night essential, it makes a lovely throw over a couch or chair, especially in the colder months.

Bright Beam Goods Rainbow Pentomino Puzzle

Bright Beam Goods Rainbow Pentomino Puzzle

This pretty puzzle is sure to keep busy minds (and busy hands) occupied. The Tetris-like acrylic pieces are fun to handle, and the challenge is correctly arranging them on their birch plywood base. But don’t let the playful colors fool you, because with so many similar angles, solving this riddle is “basically impossible”.

This Amazon Handmade brain teaser is crafted in Austin, Texas and at five-by-five inches, makes a unique stocking stuffer. Just be sure to allow plenty of time for your order, as it takes six to ten days to ship.

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