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Tis the season already?!?
Yep. TIS THE SEASON. This week it will be Thanksgiving. That is… a lot of things.
As you might remember from the Holiday Survival Guide for Sad People, the holidays are complicated for me this year. And as such, I am 100% dead set on maintaining a low-key holiday presence. Christmas shopping from the couch, under a blanket, in my pajamas, with every type of holiday candle burning in a relaxing, introvert-friendly Christmas shopping shrine around me is exactly how I’m imagining this going down.
Today’s Christmas shopping list is a hotbed of Amazon items, because Prime. Obviously. When shopping online, your Christmas shopping looks like this:
- Open the door for delivery.
- Shower optional.
No going out. No lines. No traffic. Just quiet and comfort and low-to-no-stress. This year especially, this is exactly what I need and want.
Okay! So here goes my favorite gifts to give (and receive) from Amazon. Grab your steamy cashew coffee, light that candle, slide into your slippers, and let’s get that low-key Christmas shopping done.
You knew it was coming, right? Because I know at least nine million people with this modern device on their Christmas list. Remember our Instant Pot series? Tender beef in 45 minutes. Lentil soup in 30. Rice in five. Life changing mac and cheese in three. I fully support this gift.
Um, hello, this is life. Perfect for a little girl, or a middle school girl, or a college girl, or ME. I would wear this. It’s a fox. It’s so cute.
Also so cute, and the right amount of chunky. I envision this on a bookish, hipster college student, but I also envision it on myself and I am neither of those things. Universal appeal, is what I’m saying.
We talk about it every year because it really is a staple. It’s the more traditional, classic version of the shiny new Instant Pot. This beauty is just made for the cozy food of the holidays.
For the foodie and spice-lover who makes her own curries AND likes her kitchen to look flawless.
A little shelf that you can hang and put your plants on? Perfect for someone who loves the outdoors almost as much as the modern indoors.
Um, I don’t drink whiskey, but maybe I should start? I need these.
Again with the modern home lover. These are the cutest.
Clean fridge lovers rejoice. New year, new you!
For the coffee nerd! It makes the best pour-over style coffee and doubles as a modern piece of kitchen decor.
Again with the coffee nerds. For the person who not only wants to brew their own coffee but wants – needs – to grind their own beans.
Hello adorable. College student, maybe? Apartment dweller? Succulents can survive with minimal sunlight and I go for weeks without watering mine. #win
For people who live in the north and love to be cozy. LIKE ME. How great is hygge?
A less expensive version of those thousand dollar espresso machines that screams modern, minimal, sophisticated, smart. You know the person.
Soy wax, made in the USA, scent that I would eat. Check, check, check.
Pretty, sleek, minimal. Perfect for that coffee-drinking, cocoa-sipping, modern millennial.
Channeling the inner wanderer and lover of hot drinks.
I don’t even have a cat and I need this.
For the yogi, work-from-homer, or stay-at-home mom. A chic way to say, “I know how to look cute even when I don’t wash my hair.” NEED.
I have these slippers (x2) and they are life.
I mean, those rainbow colored felt bows? Come on. Heart eyes.
An affordable diffuser for beginners.
Speaking of oils. How about an affordable variety pack to kick it off?
You know the person, right? This has hipster, beer-lover, or dad written all over it.
One of the most fun kitchen tools of recent memory.
Part cookbook, part coffee table art. This is for the foodie who is snapping their meals on the gram all day long. Jenna (our office manager) swears by the al pastor enchiladas.
I have one of these. It says Afton’s name on it. I wear it all the time. I especially like these for a way to honor the challenges, losses, or changes of the last year.
Is it just me or does this have Mom, Grandma, and/or Stocking Stuffer written all over it?
You absolutely know who these are for.
In case you’re more into sterling silver.
For the person who has all the gear and just needs a bag to carry it all around in.
Okay, I have this (like, three bottles of it, to be exact) and I love it. It’s all natural perfume made with essential oils. Perfect for the beauty-conscious, semi-crunchy girl in your life.
You and me. Mom and Dad. Bride and Groom. Lindsay and Her Dog. Just for a few inspiring ideas.
Also a passive-agressive way to encourage someone to be more organized with toiletries. And also a good way to gift a trip! Tickets tucked inside?
This one is for people who have wanderlust for flannel, thermoses, and a remote log cabin in the woods. aka Bjork. He lays awake in bed at night reading this book.
I would like moose on all my glasses moving forward, please.
MY FAVORITE COOKBOOK. I gifted it to myself for Christmas two years ago and I have made so many recipes. Good for foodies.
Because I can think of at least one.
I’m not even going to tell you how many of these we have in our house (three). Awesome gift for moms and dads and other relatives who might just prefer for someone to buy and set up their tech for them.
Have it, love it, use it all the time. How do people keep track of actual books?
Heck to the yes. I own this already. It is HEATED. Dogs are life.
This is an automated gaming treat machine, and we have this, too. It dispenses treats after your dog solves a puzzle, and there are ten levels of difficulty. Ten! After about a month and a half, Sage is currently on Level Three. What a good girl. ♡
I gave one of these to my sister for Christmas last year annnnd got kind of jealous that I didn’t give it to myself.
Perfect for the iPhone photographer.
That’s all! Happy early Thanksgiving, and happy Christmas shopping from the comfort of your very own couch. xo