One way to find the perfect gift this season is to see what other CNN Underscored readers have been buying most this year from Amazon. We’ve rounded up a list for you to below, where you’ll find everything from handy stocking stuffers, like the Mavogel Cotton Sleep Eye Mask, to fun gifts like our pick for Best Portable Ring Light of 2021.
Mavogel’s eye mask features a nose wire that helps keep the mask in place while blocking out all (seriously, all) light. It’s our pick for the best sleep mask of 2021.
These silicone stretch lids make food storage easy because they fit directly on bowls of various sizes. Keep these around and you won’t ever hunt for the matching container lid again.
Take advantage of unused wall space with Command’s ingenious grippers, which let you hang up your mops, brooms, Swiffers and so on.
Back on our list yet again is the TubShroom Ultra, the bestselling and extremely useful “bathtub strainer” that stops things like hair from clogging drains.
Goshi has enlisted some of Japan’s finest textile mills to create its exfoliating wonder towel. Crafted with a subtle and contrasting weave, the towel is able to lather, exfoliate and scrub you clean, making a regular shower more luxurious.
Anker’s affordable cable aced our charging and stress tests, making it our pick for the best Lightning cable of 2021.
Whellen’s portable ring light -- Underscored's pick for best portable ring light of 2021 -- clips directly to your phone so you can take better selfies on the go.
The Kona BBQ Grill Brush features a durable, large stainless steel brush head that effectively and safely cleans your grill.
Underscored readers have long been loving these eco-friendly swaps for regular paper towels, which stand up to repeated use and can be tossed in the washing machine for a refresh.
Whether you’re looking to get to know a new partner better or just talk about something other than quarantine for once, these thought-provoking conversation starters will be an excellent addition to date night.
Memory foam eye cups, an adjustable strap and gentle fabric have earned Mzoo’s light-blocking mask nearly 30,000 5-star ratings.
This handsome digital clock features a crisp motion-sensing display that automatically dims at night. The ability to set multiple morning alarms also means it’ll wake up even the heaviest sleepers. After thorough testing, we named it Best Overall Alarm Clock of 2021.
The Chamberlain MyQ is truly a no-brainer. It can make nearly any garage door smart and give you the benefits of opening or closing it from anywhere.
Make any TV smarter with access to gaming and popular streaming services with a convenient voice-controlled remote. This is the best 4K streaming stick Amazon has to offer.
The shape and design of this modern 10-cup Brita pitcher caught our eye from the start. It’s white and understated, and the first thing we noticed was its lightweight feel — something you always want when you’re using an item daily.
The small item tracker can easily fit in a pocket or attached to a backpack or keys. AirTags integrate with Find My on your iPhone (along with other Apple devices) to let you ping it and track it with the tap of a button.
This chic bamboo tray has space for phones, tablets and laptops, making it an excellent companion for breakfast (or just scrolling) in bed.
Wyze’s elegant glass scale measures 12 different body composition metrics and easily syncs with many popular fitness apps. Those features, plus its accuracy and good looks, make it our pick for the best smart scale of 2021.
For those who want to charge a phone or tablet with ease, with fast charging times on the latest iPhone and Samsung phones.
The Revlon One-Step dries and styles your hair at the same time, making it fast and simple to get a voluminous blowout without a trip to the salon. No wonder we named it the best budget hair dryer of 2021.
A must-have for camping, hiking and even traveling, the LifeStraw ensures you always have access to clean water with its built-in filter you can drink right out of.
The T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick Fry Pan With Lid is our pick for Best Nonstick Pan of 2021. The T-fal can handle everything from frying up eggs to prepping rice and sticky sauces without any clean-up hassle.
Though labeled a neck massage pillow, this highly rated shiatsu massager can also be used on your back, feet and abdomen, and you can even attach it to a car headrest for relief on the go. It features deep-kneading massage nodes, plus optional heat.
Silk pillowcases are gentler on skin and hair than standard cotton, and claim to reduce both wrinkles and frizz. This luxurious, machine-washable model from Fishers Finery is our pick for the best silk pillowcase around.
Make life run a bit more smoothly with Amazon’s fourth generation Echo Dot, which lets you check the weather, listen to music and turn on the lights using just your voice.
Keep your New Year’s resolutions going strong with Fitbit’s Inspire 2, a sleek and versatile fitness tracker that we love for its wrist comfort, long battery life and helpful health insights.
The Honeywell tower fan has a small footprint and sleek design, a sturdy base and eight speed settings, plus it's quiet and affordable.
Braun’s no-touch thermometer scored top marks in our testing, thanks to its accuracy, consistency and ease of use.
Our pick for Best Luxury Knife Set, this hand-crafted set is elegant, sophisticated, ergonomic and super sharp. It includes the four basic knives that a serious home cook needs.
The Remington Smart Beard Trimmer, Underscofred's pick for Best Beard Trimmer of 2021, delivers a consistent, quick trim, can take a beating, and is packed with tons of useful technology that prioritizes convenience, making every trim as easy as possible.
The Kohler Forte Shower Head is our pick for Best Shower Head of 2021. Its three spray settings are each incredibly different and equally successful. There's the drenching, full-coverage rain shower, the pulsating massage and the "silk spray" setting that is basically a super-dense mist.
Whether working from home or in the office, this handy tool can make any workspace functional wherever you happen to sit or stand. We especially like the traction pad that keeps your laptop from shifting and the convenient drawer for storing charging cords.
We love the Homall Gaming Chair, which delivers exceptional comfort and durability for the money. We recommend it not only for personal gaming but also as a great work chair that should keep your back pain-free.
23andMe makes “the go-to” DNA test for those looking to learn more about both their ancestry and their predisposition to certain genetic traits.
Standard AirPods have a more extended build than that of AirPods Pro. They’ll stick out of your ears more, and instead of sitting tightly in your ear, they just float and nestle into the canal. You won’t find ear tips in the box, as Apple’s set out for a one-size-fits-all solution with regular AirPods.
A good night’s sleep is key to a productive workday, and this Hatch Restore sound and smart light machine will help you and your partner sleep more soundly at night, thanks to its customizable sounds, light and alarm routine. It’s our upgrade pick for Best White Noise Machine of 2021.
Able to wake you gently with lights that gradually brighten to mimic the dawn, the Philips Wake-Up Light HF3520 is our pick for Best Sunrise Alarm Clock (and best alarm clock with radio), with intuitive programming, a wide range of alarm tones and a radio.
Nixplay’s sleek digital frame lets multiple users securely upload photos directly from their phones or email, making it easier to feel connected with loved ones when you’re far apart.
The Alera Elusion Series Multifunction Chair emerged as our best budget pick, standing up to (and in some cases far surpassing) office chairs that retail for more than five times its price point, particularly in the comfort and adjustability categories.
This awesome mesh Wi-Fi system will easily blanket your home in dual-band coverage, and in our testing, it easily handled over 100 devices simultaneously connected to the network, winning honors as our pick for Best Mesh Wifi system.
Ring recently added the ability for Amazon’s Alexa to answer a doorbell ring and allow the person to leave a message for you. You can also have Alexa deliver an automated response. Either one will answer a doorbell ring after a set amount of time (up to 20 seconds) of your choosing.
Roku’s excellent soundbar features a low profile, powerful audio and smart pairing capabilities that are on par with much more expensive models.
Bose’s headphones proved the most comfortable over-ear models in our testing of the best noise-canceling headphones of 2021. We also love their excellent volume-reducing capabilities, crisp playback and strong bass.
Our pick for Best Kitchen Knife Set of 2021, we were impressed by the sturdy construction, comfort of use and reliable execution that came with each piece.
Noise-canceling headphones are a necessity for boosting productivity (especially when working from home with your significant other), and there’s literally no better pair than these from Sony, which topped our list of the best noise-canceling headphones of 2021.
There’s no doubt about it: Nugget ice is the best type of ice. And now you can attain this coveted ice type at home with the GE Opal Nugget Ice Maker. Not to mention this machine features everything from a compact, portable size to Bluetooth connectivity.
The Sony A8H 55-inch TV delivers vibrant colors and a superbly detailed picture, thanks to its OLED capabilities and 4K resolution. Read more about why it’s our favorite here, and check out our full review here.
This clever kitchen prep tool has more than 16,000 5-star ratings — a testament to both its usefulness and to the fact that people really, really love avocados.
It is so easy to snack with the intention of just having a handful of something, only to come to the realization that you’ve accidentally housed multiple servings and given yourself a stomachache. These single-serving packs of dry roasted edamame cut out the guesswork in portion control, and they satisfy a salty craving with the simplicity of soybeans and salt.
Keep maskne at bay with this deep cleansing clay mask, which has earned rave reviews from customers for its intense skin de-gunking power.
Turn your humble shower into a relaxing spa with these aromatherapy “fizzies.” Made with essential oils and natural fragrances, they release a variety of refreshing and calming scents when in contact with warm water.
Declutter your closets and drawers with this strong and sturdy storage bag, which just so happens to be one of our top recommendations for organizing every corner of your home.