No matter how far ahead I start planning, no matter how much I prepare, I always find myself needing to pick up one or two extra last-minute holiday gifts. So when time is short (as it is now with only six days left until Christmas!), I always head to Amazon. Here’s a roundup of some awesome gift ideas at all price points that’ll have you stress-free in no time. And with 2-day Prime shipping, all of these items will arrive well before that 12/25 deadline. Happy gifting!

Gifts Under $50

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You know we love cookbooks here at 16th&B and these faves would make great gifts for any food enthusiast. The delightful Chrissy Teigen and her popular ‘Cravings’ cookbook ($19), celebrity chef Jose Andres with his original ‘Made In Spain’ ($25) offerings from popular restaurant Jaleo, and the gorgeous and delicious recipes from Tieghan Gerard’s ‘Half-Baked Harvest’ ($21).

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We’ve featured Acure on the blog before and we love these powerhouse serums. Pick up this Marula Oil ($16) and Blue Tansy Oil ($13) for the beauty blogger in your life and you’ll get a million thank yous!

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This rose quartz face roller ($19) and Herbivore CALM Soaking Salts ($18) are the perfect combo for moms who need a little extra pampering.

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My husband swears by these GoodThreads cotton oxfords ($25) as they’ve become his go-to for casual Fridays. They are really well-made and at this price, it’s okay to stock up on more than a few.

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With our home renovations finally wrapping up, I’ve been scouring the internet for fab decor. Enter these bold throw pillows in either a printed ($40) or tufted option ($34).


Marble serving trays/cutting boards are the chicest hostess gift ever. I love this copper hexagon board ($34) for purely decor purposes, but the rectangular wood/marble option ($28) would be perfect for a cheese and charcuterie night.

Gifts $50 and Over

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I use my UE Boom wireless speaker ($144) all the time, especially when I’m working from home. It’s got a long battery life and great sound that fills the house. And I’ve been wanting a fun Instax camera ($99 includes the film bundle) for the longest time; such an awesome throwback gift and a great way to capture family memories!

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My sister and I picked up these AncestryDNA kits (on sale for $70, save $40) for our parents a couple years ago and wish this new ‘Ethnicity + Traits’ feature was an option. We’ve had a great time learning more about our family history and I always recommend this as a gift option for parents or grandparents.


Two more home decor items that I couldn’t pass up, these Rivet throw blankets are divine. I love the pop of dark gold on the modern version ($50), but the subtle neutral tones of the bubble throw ($50) would look fab in any living room.


Don’t get me wrong, I love the feel of a good hardcover book, but for travelling, nothing beats the streamlined ease of a Kindle Paperwhite (on sale for $99, save $30). With a crazy long battery life, the jet-setter in your life needs one, trust me.

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I gifted each of my parents a FitBit Charge 3 (on sale for $129, save $21) this year and they love them. Hearing them compare steps counts is kind of adorable, but mainly I’m just happy they’re enjoying being more active. Finally, these are the Bose wireless noise-cancelling headphones (on sale for $299, save $50) that have been on my own wish list for a while now. I can’t deal with cords while travelling, but my current wireless Beats headphones are too heavy during long trips. Fingers crossed Santa brings me these instead!



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