15 gifts everyone wants on Amazon this year
Amazon's Most Wished for page is like a cheat sheet for holiday shopping.
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Already thinking about the holiday season? You’re not the only one. While it can be tough to find the perfect present, Amazon’s Most Wished For page actually makes it a lot easier to find gifts for everyone on your list.
From the latest smart technology to kitchen gadgets that can make cooking so much easier, products on the Most Wished For page are some of the most popular on Amazon. The page, which is updated daily, is a terrific way to figure out which products are really resonating most with shoppers headed into the holiday season.
You also don’t need glasses to see that some of the most requested items on Amazon right now have something in common—they’re ideal for a gloriously housebound autumn and winter. With the cool weather starting to creep into the end of this blazingly hot summer, it’s a great time to get a head start on your holiday and gift planning. Here are 15 of the best most wished for items that Amazon shoppers want most for the holidays.
1. This streaming stick that’s perfect for your next binge-watch
We’ve covered Fire TV sticks before, and with good reason. With fewer and fewer consumers choosing laptops in favor of smart devices like smartphones and tablets, it’s no wonder that Fire TV Sticks are one of the most popular wished-for items on Amazon. Netflix, Sling, and Youtube are just a few of the many third-party apps you can use with this device, not to mention Amazon Prime. And with Alexa voice control built into the remote on both regular and 4K options, it makes a great gift for the Amazon lover in your life.
Get the Fire TV Stick (2019) on Amazon for $39.99
Get the Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote on Amazon for $49.99
2. This new and improved Echo Dot
More and more applications and skills are being made for Amazon devices every day.With many of the most wished-for items on Amazon being smart devices, it’s clear that people are looking for the ultimate in electronic convenience. Echo Dots can easily connect with all generations of smart home devices, allowing you to stream music, podcasts, or the news at just the sound of your voice. This generation boasts even higher audio quality than ever before, with fabric speakers rather than the hard plastic ones of previous generations.
3. A multi-cooker that does it all
The days of the single-use kitchen device are over. Alton Brown will be thrilled! Instant Pots have increasingly become a staple in the modern kitchen, and it’s hard to imagine them flooding thrift stores in a couple of years like certain cooking fad items like the Crock Pot or the Magic Bullet. These handy countertop wizards can do many of the tasks done on an actual stove, and man time-consuming tasks like making rice or even yogurt have proven to be a snap with the Instant Pot. With a wide range of sizes and functions available, this product can be ideal for anyone from the single person trying meal prep to large families cooking dinner.
Get the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker on Amazon for $59.92
Get the Instant Pot Duo Nova 3-Quart 7-in-1, One-Touch Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker on Amazon for $79.99
4. Our favorite affordable sheets
You can’t underestimate the difference between good sheets and the same ragged set you’ve been tossing in a trashbag and moving with for years. When you’re living on a budget, fresh linens can seem like a luxury. But Mellanni Sheet Sets, priced anywhere from $27-$32, are an affordable happy medium. We’ve tested these sheets, and we found that while their polyester construction was less than ideal, the experience of actually sleeping with them was far and away worth their low price.
5. A doorbell that can help improve your home’s security
With Halloween coming up, you’ll want to make sure neighborhood pranksters don’t ruin your yard. Ring Video Doorbells are home security devices that can be set up with many smart devices and will allow you to keep an eye on anyone who decides your front stoop is the place for them to be.
We’ve tested them in the past and named them the best smart doorbell,for home security. Their smartphone connectivity far and away beat competitors in terms of video quality and maintaining a consistent feed. Additionally, Ring Video Doorbells can switch to battery power if there’s a power outage, which is great for peace of mind. Best of all, they come with built-in theft prevention, which means that if your video doorbell is stolen, Amazon will replace it for free.
6. This desktop-friendly smart device that makes errands so much easier
Looking for an easier way to stream shows, manage your upcoming errands, or just video chat with friends? The Echo Show 5 makes all of that super easy and has more than 6,000 positive reviews on Amazon. It’s easy to set up on a nightstand or desk, and comes with an easy-to-read screen. Somewhere in between a tablet, an Echo Dot, and a smart alarm clock, the Echo Show is slightly less portable than your average smart device but just as adaptable.
7. These curtain string lights that’ll keep your room warmly lit
String lights have long been the secret weapon for college students and recent grads attempting to make for an inviting, warm space on a budget, and now they can be yours. Fluorescents getting you down when you’ve come back from work? Hang up some Twinkle Star Window Curtain String Lights and completely transform your apartment from a starkly lit clinical space to a cozy bungalow. At just $15.94, they’re really affordable too, and so it’s unsurprising that shoppers have made this one of the most wishlisted items on Amazon this season.
8. A water bottle that keeps drinks cold for over 24 hours
Cue the memes. Yes, between string lights and the Hydro Flask Water Bottle, it’s easy to say that this holiday season is going to be the most basic one ever. Joking aside, there’s a reason these bottles are popular (especially with basic girls). They’re sturdy, and hold substantially more than your average reusable water bottle. In fact, when we tested these water bottles, we found that they were able to keep ice in cold beverages from melting for over 24 hours. This is one of the best water bottles we’ve ever used, so it’s no wonder Amazon customers are clamoring to get their own, too.
9. This comfy, easy-to-clean comforter
Looking to replicate a luxury hotel experience, without breaking the bank? We tested the LINENSPA All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter, and found that for the price it was pretty hard to beat and can offer a lot of comfort for the price point. This $29.99 comforter uses a down alternative, meaning those allergic to goose feathers have nothing to worry about. It’s also quite comfy and warm, and tossing it in our testing, it was easy to clean and maintain.
10. A handheld tablet with options for everyone
Fire tablets are a lightweight, convenient alternative to expensive, bulky laptops, which is probably one of the biggest reasons why they're such a hit with shoppers. These devices are able to handle most third-party apps, including streaming ones like Netflix and Youtube. Of course, they can easily be used as e-readers, and because of their high-quality digital screens, they’re ideal for fans of comics and graphic novels. Be sure to check out the Comixology app for fantastic deals on digital copies of your favorites.
Get the All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case on Amazon for $99.99
Get the All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case on Amazon for $49.99
Get the Fire HD 8 Tablet (8" HD Display, 16 GB) on Amazon for $79.99
11. These silicone baking sheets that are a must-have for every kitchen
Autumn’s here, and with that comes the desire to make delicious baked goods. AmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mat Sheets allow amateur and professional pastry chefs alike to lay out dough and batters on trays without needing to use cooking sprays or wash up afterwards. These baking mats also include guidelines for macarons, so one can more easily replicate their shape at home.
12. This cult-favorite shampoo and conditioning set for gorgeous hair
High-quality organic haircare products can not only make your hair feel better, but they can also improve your overall mood, which matters. Early sunsets and chilly weather mean that Amazon shoppers want to take extra time on self-care, which this shampoo and conditioner set from WOW can really help with. The apple cider vinegar set is the most popular, and reviewers say it can also help with dandruff and other hair problems, so anyone dealing with those issues might want to seriously consider giving this a try.
13. A soothing way to massage your scalp
Once again, we have a self-care must. A good scalp massage can bring peace at the end of a long day, and the MAXSOFT Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush in particular is huge with Amazon users because it can help relieve the signs of seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Combined with that apple cider vinegar shampoo and conditioner that I just mentioned, people will be planning for healthy, luxurious heads of hair.
14. An easy way to dry and volumize your hair
This top-rated styling tool could be terrific for the haircare nut in your life. In reviews, shoppers rave that the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush is an effective way to transform thick, difficult-to-manage hair and leave it with a silky and beautiful appearance. However, be warned: customers reviews also comment on overheating and burnt hair after use, so it’s always important to use a heat protectant spray too.
15. This cheap but surprisingly high-quality mattress that’ll help you sleep better
Made with green tea, the Zinus Memory Foam 10-Inch Green Tea Mattress has proven to be an unbelievably popular option with our readers, and with good reason: it’s cheap as hell and surprisingly comfortable too. Since memory foam mattresses, while pricey, tend to promote better sleep and provide awesome support, you’re getting a great value here. Combined with the sheet set and comforter I mentioned earlier, you could get everything you need for your bedroom for $400, which is terrific, especially when you’re shopping on a budget.
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