Isn't it so nice to get a sneak peek of what shoppers are planning to put under the tree this year?
If you're looking for Amazon gift ideas and still unsure of what to get your loved ones, take a cue from what your fellow shoppers are clamoring for. Amazon shared their top-selling gifts, revealing the top gifting trends so far this holiday season.
Some were expected, while others emerged as breakouts that are officially on our holiday gifting radar. This year's big gift trends revolve around shopping for self-care, nesting at home, and cozy comforts with beauty, home, and fashion categories taking the lead in sales.
Small and medium-sized businesses (aka independent sellers) were also a major focus of this year's holiday shopping. In fact, small and medium surpassed $4.8 billion in worldwide sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, an increase of over 60 percent from last year.
See the best-selling gifts on Amazon from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many of which are still on sale. If you're still looking for more gift ideas, be sure to head over to our Gift Guides hub for all things gifting.
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush |Was $59.99, now $25.19
We're big fans of this easy one-step hair dryer that yields salon-worthy blow-outs at home. And lucky for you, it's still on sale for one of the lowest prices we've seen yet. It's not too late to grab one for yourself, your best friend, mom, daughter, or any woman who wants to look good with minimal effort.
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush | Was $69.99, now $39.99, plus an extra $5 off coupon at checkout
Why not the sexiest gift on this list, Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean came through as a must-have item. In fact, the ProtectiveClean 4100 model tops our list of best electric toothbrushes for its ability to remove seven times more plaque than manual brushes and bonus features like a pressure sensor and a tracker that notifies you when it's time to replace the brush head.
Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL RV1001AE, Robotic Vacuum | Was $599.99, now $349.99
You can still save $250 off this popular Shark robot vacuum that further ups the convenience factor: it self-empties into a specially sealed based so you can deal with handling dirt and debris much less. Additionally, the smart wi-fi enabled robot vacuum is loaded with features like Home Mapping, row by row cleaning, a self-cleaning brush roll, and voice control.
Other notable top-sellers in the floorcare category includes the iRobot Roomba Vacuum and the Shark Pro Cordless Vacuum Mop.
Echo Dot (4th Gen) Smart Speaker | Was $49.99, now $28.99
The latest edition of Amazon's smart speaker (aka an Alexa hub) has an all-new, rounded design, enhanced sound, and upgraded privacy features like a microphone-off button. It's also certified as Climate-Pledge friendly as it is made with post-consumer recycled plastics, fabrics, and aluminum, can track energy consumption, and run on a low power mode.
In addition to the smart speaker, Amazon is also including a free smart bulb so you can immediately utilize your Echo to its full potential, and control your lighting via voice.
Amazon Smart Plug | Currently $24.99
An Amazon Smart Plug is the perfect complement to the Echo—perhaps as the ultimate stocking stuffer— making it a no-brainer as to why it emerged as a top-seller this year. This plug allows you to control or schedule lights, fans, coffee machines, and more with your voice, or through the Alexa app. And while it's an ideal pick for techy and gadget lovers, anyone can benefit from this smart plug, marked as struggle-free, tinker-free, stress-free.
BlissLights Sky Lite - Laser Star Projector | Currently $59.99
Ambient lighting is perhaps the gift we never saw coming, but once we see the Nebula Galaxy projected across a room in a magical display, we can see why this Tik Tok trend has extended into a top holiday gift. Use it as a nightlight, to create a romantic dining experience, or to just relax under the mesmerizing display.
23andMe Health + Ancestry Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test | Was $199.99, now $99.99
Tracking genetics continues to rank high as a best-selling gift—especially when shoppers can snag the DNA test for half off. In addition to genetic results and information on ancestral roots, this advanced DNA test also provides valuable information on health including testing for health predispositions and carrier status, as well as wellness, and trait reports.
A Promised Land, by Barack Obama | List price: $45, currently $23.96
Readers and Obama fans are anxious to read the 44th President's memoir, A Promised Land, which published last month. Named amongst the New York Times as one of the best 10 books of the year and shared by The Washington Post as a notable book, Obama shares his story in impeccable detail from a young man searching for his identity to the leader of the free world, remarking on his political education, landmark events during his presidency, and other intimate remarks on democracy, high-stakes decision making, and bearing expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change.
Beckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillow Set |Currently $39.99
With an astounding 52,000 reviews, this luxury hypoallergenic gel pillow that is both breathable and plush is a sure way to refresh your own pillows or offer holiday guests the very best in hospitality. While it's back to the regular price, at just $20 a pillow, you can still indulge in luxury without breaking the bank.
Rocketbook Panda Planner | Was $37, now $27.25
Rocketbook teamed up with the original Panda Planner to create an erasable, reusable agenda and never waste paper again. Comprised of five sections: a monthly overview section, a weekly section helps plan out the past and next 7 days, a daily section for day-to-day tasks, a goals section, and a notes section with various dotted, lined and blank pages. Save digital versions of your planner pages to your preferred cloud service like Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, and more. Works with an included Pilot FriXion pen and wipes clean with a damp cloth to be reused.