Holiday shopping admittedly can be a bit overwhelming. With thousands of options, it can be difficult to find gifts worthy of your favorite people. However, Amazon makes it easier to break through the clutter to discover the most popular products in the home, beauty, fashion, and technology sectors. This is in large part thanks to filters and extremely passionate online reviewers.
To help you shop on vacation, we’ve found top-notch items on Amazon with a 5-star or almost 5-star rating and hundreds – if not thousands – of positive reviews.
To make sure that these are indeed highly rated products that are endorsed by real consumers, we have used third-party tools, including FakeSpot, to filter out products or sellers with misleading reviews. Read our guide here to learn more about how to avoid falling prey to fake reviews when shopping.
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush ($ 29.39, originally $ 59.99; amazon.com)
With over 70,000 5-star reviews, this hair dryer and hot air brush uses ion technology to create voluminous, shiny hair with just a few swipes.
Chloven 45 hair ties ($ 6.99; amazon.com)
Between VSCO girls and ’90s fashion trends making big comebacks, hair ties are everywhere right now. With this 45 scrunchie set, you can have one in every color of the rainbow – and a few more.
Esarora Ice Roller ($ 21.99; amazon.com)
As Underscored noted, this seemingly simple ice scooter is loved by Jimmy Fallon and model Karlie Kloss for its reported ability to do everything from deflating the face to relieving migraines and muscle aches.
Nyx Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner ($ 8.97; amazon.com)
Makeup fans know that one of the pillars of a great look is an eyeliner that stays in place. While this price tag is a fraction of the cost of designer favorites, its 14,000+ positive reviews – vouching for its ability to stay through sweat, tears, moisture, and even water parks – speak for themselves.
LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer ($ 22.99, amazon.com)
Although this face cream screams “retinol”, it is so much more than that. Containing ultra-nourishing hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and jojoba oil, this cream promises to moisturize and brighten the skin without drying it out. It’s also gentle enough to use morning and night.
Burt’s Bees Essential Gift Set, 5 Travel Size Products ($ 9.98; amazon.com)
Finding gifts that are ready to fly can be important when you’re traveling on vacation. With this kit, you get five travel-size and TSA-friendly Burt’s Bees products, including the popular beeswax lip balm and coconut foot cream.
Mario Badescu facial spray ($ 19; amazon.com)
Loved by beauty bloggers and skin care addicts, this spray instantly moisturizes the skin with just a few spritzes. This makes it perfect for air travel and can even be used for make-up.
Vitamin C facial cleanser ($ 19.97; amazon.com)
From breakouts to fine lines to dullness, vitamin C can handle anything. This cleaner, packaged with the highly effective ingredient, outperforms Amazon’s best-selling cleaners with more than 7,500 positive reviews.
New York Biology Dead Sea Mud Mask ($ 16.95, amazon.com)
A clarifying mask like this one uses minerals and nourishing vitamins to tighten pores and make skin look clearer, more radiant and more even.
Makartt Universal Clear Nail Polish Organizer ($ 27.89, originally $ 29.99; amazon.com)
Think of this as the ultimate briefcase for the obsessed beauty that can hold a whopping 48 nail polish bottles in neat, neat rows.
Deciniee Jade Roller and Gua Sha Tools Set ($ 16.99, originally $ 29.99; amazon.com)
With their promise to lift and smooth the skin with just a few gentle swipes of jade or rose quartz, jade rollers and gua-sha massages have grown in popularity this year. This kit ensures that the skin care lover in your life is up to date on one of the biggest beauty trends.
Ellis James designs a large travel makeup bag organizer ($ 29.95; amazon.com)
It’s hard to find a toiletry bag that can hold everything, but this one comes with deep pockets, zippers, and dedicated compartments for brushes and hot tools.
Kipozi Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener ($ 37.06; amazon.com)
With an LCD display that allows you to control the temperature and wide 1.75-inch panels, this straightener has received more than 5,500 5-star ratings. One Amazon reviewer wrote, “Conair, Chi, Revlon … of all of these, THIS ONE is THE BEST.”
Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Mask ($ 9.94, amazon.com)
Almost everyone loves a face mask, and this set of 16 costs less than $ 10. With over 13,000 reviews and a nearly 5-star rating, these masks aim to do everything from smooth to bright and hydrated your skin. Perfect for the person who needs a little R&R.
Zulay Milk Frother (starting at $ 12.99; amazon.com)
For all the coffee holics, this milk frother gives you a Starbucks-style drink without leaving your home. It is available in eight colors and can be easily cleaned with hot water.
Poo-Pourri Citrus Spray ($ 10.49; amazon.com)
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker ($ 19.99, amazon.com)
Just choose your setting, set the timer and before you know it you have perfectly boiled eggs. This makes a great gift for both workaholics and amateur egg cooks.
Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Blanket (starts at $ 30.99; amazon.com)
Give away comfort with this extremely cozy Sherpa fleece blanket. Available in 18 colors and several sizes, one side has a soft fleece layer and the back has plush sherpa for a cozy cover in every situation.
Cards Against Humanity ($ 25, amazon.com)
Dubbed the “Terrible People Party Game,” this game is sure to be a hit next adult-only game night. If you’ve never played before we won’t spoil you – just trust the 5-star rating from over 63,000 reviews.
Bedsure Satin Pillowcase 2-Pack ($ 9.99; amazon.com)
Not only does this pillowcase look chic, it can also protect your hair from breakage while you sleep. With 16 colors to choose from, it is also designed to reduce the sleep lines on your face to keep you looking fresh.
The Comfy ($ 39.99; amazon.com)
Why choose between a blanket and a hoodie when you can have both? This popular “Shark Tank” product is perfect for either lazing around at home or – we can say it – warding off your cold office temperatures.
Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket (starting at $ 23.99, amazon.com)
This classic blanket is a must have when winter is over. The distinctive pattern sets it apart from similar options, and you can choose from six colors to go with any decor.
Amazon Essentials Long Sleeve Plaid Flannel Shirt (starts at $ 13.94; amazon.com)
If you’re really at a loss about what to bring to the man in your life, a warm long sleeve shirt is a good place to start. This style, which comes in a cozy plaid flannel, is perfect for the holidays too.
Carhartt Men’s Long Sleeve Shirt (starting at $ 15.99; amazon.com)
This long-sleeved shirt from the ultra-trendy men’s brand Carhartt, which is available in 32 colors, is sure to be a hit with the most fashionable man in your life, as more than 10,500 Amazon buyers can attest.
Amazon Essentials Men’s V-Neck Sweater (from $ 14.42, amazon.com)
A V-neck sweater is an absolute must. And this classic option isn’t just affordable – reviewers love how comfortable and warm it is.
Women’s turtlenecks (starting at $ 19.99). amazon.com)
Turtlenecks are another must-have in the wardrobe and are perfect for wearing under summer dresses (for a winter look) or under sweaters to keep warm.
Men’s Cotton Crew Socks Pack ($ 12.99, originally $ 14.99, amazon.com)
Giving socks doesn’t have to be boring. While this six-pack contains some of our favorite foods, other styles feature sport animals, eclectic patterns, and even vintage video games.
Roku Express HD streaming media player ($ 24; amazon.com)
Roku’s latest streaming device doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, and that’s fine. For just under $ 30, almost any service, including Netflix, Disney +, Apple TV +, and Hulu, can be streamed in 1080p HD.
Kindle Paperwhite ($ 129.99, amazon.com)
The Kindle Paperwhite positions itself at the intersection of quality and value. It is waterproof and offers weeks of battery life thanks to an e-ink display.
Charging station for several devices ($ 37.99; amazon.com)
Whether in the family room or on your desk – this holder not only holds your phones in landscape format, but also contains connectors for the power supply and easy cable management.
Omoton Cell Phone Stand, 2-pack ($ 16.99, originally $ 17.98; amazon.com)
With this offer you get not one, but two elegant metal phone stands. However, you will need to bring your own power adapter and cables.
Anker 40-watt 5-port USB wall charger ($ 22.99; amazon.com)
The five-port charger from Anker offers 40 watts of power, so you can quickly charge multiple devices at the same time.