12 best Christmas gifts from Amazon

Find inspiration (and order everything from the comfort of your home), thanks to our pick of Amazon's best Christmas gifts

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While we all know (and love) Amazon for its capacity as a one-stop-shop for everything and anything we could possibly ever need, many of us have under-estimated its ability to provide gorgeous gifts; particularly in the lead up to Christmas.

With so many products to wade through, we've done the hard work and come up with an edit of Amazon's best Christmas gifts. Whether you're shopping for foodies or fitness fanatics, techies or travellers, you'll find something for everyone on Amazon. The best bit? You can shop it all from the comfort of your own home. 

1. Give Ottolenghi's best selling recipe book to foodie friends

A number one best seller described as 'everything you love about Ottolenghi, made simple', Ottolenghi Simple is a must for every foodie's recipe book collection. With each dish comprising of just 10 ingredients or less, Ottolenghi's latest selection of dishes is easy to make, without compromising that distinct set of flavours we all know and love him for.

Ten ingredients sound like too many? Jamie Oliver's 5 Ingredients – Quick and Easy Food is an even simpler book that's worth a look. 

Find more foodie inspiration in our Christmas gift guide

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2. For home lovers, a dusky pink vase

Spookily similar to a piece spotted in high street homeware favourite Oliver Bonas earlier in the year, this Casamotion Hand Blown Glass Vase has a form that we really love. Available in dusky pink and a pastel blue, we think pairing the two to make an understated focal point is a genius idea (plus, you'll look more generous).

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3. And this gorgeous serving board

The ideal gift for the friend who just loves to host, this Masterclass Serving Paddle Board is both pretty and practical. Made from a striking combination of marble and mango wood, this gorgeous presentation board is designed with cheese, antipasti and other appetisers in mind. 

Complete with a rope for hanging, it also makes an aesthetic addition to a contemporary kitchen.

Looking for more gift inspiration for interiors addicts? Our Christmas gift guide for home lovers was designed with you in mind...

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4. Introduce friends and family to Alexa

Using everyone's favourite smart assistant, Alexa, the Amazon Echo Dot makes a welcome addition to a busy home with the capacity to control lights, switches, TVs, thermostats and more, all with the power of the user's voice.

Know a techie looking for explore more of the smart world (a young teen perhaps)? This is a great starting point.

Find more great gifts for teens in our Christmas buying guide.

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5. Choose handy, eco-friendly gifts as stocking fillers

Looking for an affordable gift that's useful, attractive and doesn't damage the earth? Eddington's Set of Three Sandwich Wraps may sound like a peculiar present, but we're certain it'll make for a handy stocking filler.

Made from organic cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin, it's 100 per cent biodegradable and a great option for eco-conscious sarnie lovers.

Decided you want to go eco this Christmas? Find inspiration with our pick of the year's best eco-friendly Christmas gifts

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6. Capture memories with the retro-inspired Instax mini

A favourite amongst millennials who can't get enough of its retro feel, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera is an on-trend option for capturing memories. Available in four pastel shades, this popular travel accessory inspires creativity and delivers tangible memories, making it great for the traveller in your life. 

Does the travel addict you know already have an Instax Mini? There are plenty more ideas in our gift guide for travellers

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7. Something for fitness fanatics and 2019's turkey burners

Whether you're seeking gift inspiration for those who are already fanatical about fitness, or those who vow to be next year, the Fitbit Versa is a great tool for tracking progress and helping users maintain momentum.

Offering everything from sleep analysis, coaching and heart rate tracking to real time stats for over 15 forms of exercise, the Fitbit Versa uses information to put power in the hands of its user.

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8. Help fill the home with fragrance

Christmas isn't Christmas without candles, which is what makes them such a popular gift during the festive season. Blended with pure essential oils, Neom Organics Candles are effective in positively transforming the mood of a space, meaning they go above and beyond the duties of your average flickering friend.

Like the idea of candles, but not sure about Neom? Our pick of the best Christmas candles and scent diffusers will go down a treat. 

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9. A handy tool for on-the-go coffee fanatics

A favourite of ours from this year's travel gift guide, the Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Coffee Machine is ideal for coffee lovers who don't want to rely on shop bought beverages, but make their own anywhere in the world. Compact and lightweight, its travel friendly design allows it to be stored easily.

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10. Something special for the man (or men) in your life

For those who grow beards and don't want to, a shaver is an important part of daily life and makes for an excellent Christmas gift. The Philips Series 5000 allows for both wet and dry shaving, protecting the skin 10 times better than a regular blade. 

Able to shave through tough stubble (ooft, sexy) and with a multi-precision blade system, it's a best seller on Amazon. 

Fella got a beard that you love? Embrace the glitz and glam of the festive season with a slightly bonkers Glitter Beard Kit.

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11. An inflatable hot-tub (need we say more?)

A rogue addition to our gift guide, the Lay-Z-Spa Hot Tub is a great (and affordable) alternative if you can't justify splashing out for the real deal. 

As perfect for those who love to host as it is for those who love to relax (so everyone), this blow-up hot tub is easy to set up, can be enjoyed by four to six people at once (we expect the reach of yours to be wider) and will definitely surprise its recipient this Christmas.

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12. A funky veg kit for the gardener in your life 

Perfect for the spirited gardener in your life, the Funky Veg Kit by Plant Theatre makes a novel gift for those with green fingers (as well as those interested in the consumption of said funky veg).

From purple carrots, red brussells sprouts and stripy tomatoes, to yellow courgettes and multi coloured swiss chard, there's a lot of fun to be had with these peculiar varieties of the nation's favourite veg.

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Looking for more Christmas gift inspiration? Your wish is our command...